River City was a special existence. It belonged to Celandine City, but it was not directly connected to Celandine City. Instead, they were separated by a long river, and they were connected through a tunnel in the middle.
People who lived there were wealthy.
In this place, the most attractive thing was Wholly Flower Garden in River City. There were a lot of flowerbeds in River City. Every year, a blossom festival would be held, and a large number of beautiful flowers could be seen there.
Naturally, Thomas’ purpose of visit today was not to see the flowers, but for a special flower called Lovey Peony.
It would be Children’s Day in a few days. Thomas’ Food and Medicine Hall would hold a free tasting event to attract customers. If the children were happy with the food, their parents would also be happy.
Many dishes also needed the Lovey Peony. This kind of flower could be used as decoration as it was very beautiful, and it could also be edible after being processed as it gave a good texture. But the storage of Lovey Peony had to be purchased in advance.
This was initially just a normal event that was held by Food and Medicine Hall, and it was not very related to Thomas. But Dragon Scale knew about this, and she made a plan that went against Thomas.
Based on the information obtained from Declan, Dragon Scale could not stand Dragon Head who had been “dragging his feet”.
After she knew about the free tasting event on Children’s Day, she planned to deal with Thomas.
The method she used was also very simple, which was to replace Lovey Peony with the similar-looking Cloud Peony to prepare the food.
What was different was that Cloud Peony was poisonous. Although the two peonies looked very similar, one was poisonous while the other one was not. They could not be mixed.
Once the plan was successfully executed by Dragon Scale, at the least Thomas’ reputation would be ruined, and in a serious situation, many innocent children and parents would be harmed!
Because of this, Thomas wanted to go to River City first before Dragon Scale took her action. He wanted to settle the source of Lovey Peony to avoid being substituted by Dragon Scale.
After they passed through the long tunnel and crossed the river, they finally came to the Wholly Flower Garden in River City.
While being led by the garden assistant, Thomas and Pisces came to a large land of Lovey Peony.
When they looked over, it was totally red, and it looked amazing. The owner of the garden, Aldrich Lamb, held hands with Thomas.
He smiled faintly and said, “Mr. Mayo, if you want to buy my Lovey Peony, you can just send your people here. Why have you come here in person?”
Thomas said, “I don’t feel eased for handing some things to other people. I’d better come and handle it in person.”
He looked at the Lovey Peonies and said, “These Lovey Peonies are beautiful.”
Aldrich laughed. “Of course! Honestly, in River City, no, in Celandine City, you can’t find another garden that has such a large land of Lovey Peonies! This is the only place in Celandine City. This time you’re holding a free tasting event. It’ll be most suitable that you purchase our Lovey Peony as the ingredients.”
“Yeah…” Thomas asked again, “I heard that there’s another peony that looks very similar to Lovey Peony, and it’s called Cloud Peony?”
Aldrich nodded. “Yeah, the two species look very similar. If you don’t observe them carefully, you can’t differentiate them! But Cloud Peony is poisonous and non-edible. You can only look at it.”
“Can you take me to look at it?” Thomas asked.
“Of course, this way please…”
Aldrich brought Thomas to go and see the Cloud Peony.
When Thomas saw it, he realized that it was true!
Cloud Peony looked incredibly similar to Lovey Peony. Even if the two kinds of flowers were put side by side for observation, it was also very difficult to differentiate them. Once someone ate the wrong flower, he would be poisoned.
Thomas breathed a long sigh and secretly thought, ‘Luckily, I came to observe it. If I had known nothing about this, I would have possibly been framed by Dragon Scale…’
Then, Thomas spoke about the real purpose of his visit. “I want all your flowers.”
Aldrich was extremely happy. This would give him a huge profit!