Frankly speaking, the dreamcatcher necklace was beautiful, but it was also outrageously expensive. Evaluating from a practical point of view, however, it was merely a bunch of beautiful threads and rocks.
“What are you doing, Tritus?” Seeing how Tritus was threatening Mandra, Roxanne stood up and questioned him in disdain.
However, Mandra, the party involved, ignored Tritus‘ threats.
The latter was just barking out of frustration, so Rose nudged Roxanne’s arm and reassured her, “Don’t worry about it, Miss Roxanne. I didn’t expect to become a nuisance today…”
While saying that, he fished out a wooden box.
“Take this Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed as a token of my apology.”
‘As expected of a poor doctor. Even the gifts he offers are absurd… A lotus seed? I can’t believe he even thought about that, Tritus silently mused as contempt painted across his face.’
However, when he looked at the two sisters of the Bane Family, he was shocked.
‘What are those looks on their faces?’
Their gaze was burning, resembling hungry predators staring at their prey.
He was quite used to that side of Eleanor, but what he couldn’t fathom was even Roxanne, who had a gentle temperament, had wavered.
Wasn’t it just a lotus seed? What was so shocking about it?
Of course, he couldn‘t be blamed for not knowing what it was.
It was something men might not know of but was a sacred object that all women dreamed of obtaining. It was simultaneous to a spiritual belief for women in the upper class.
The Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed was a precious treasure that belonged to the Goddess of Meteors, Lola Crichton. The seed of the lotus was said to be a miracle medicine for rejuvenation.
Moreover, this item was not for sale. Only forces with an extremely close relationship with the Goddess of Meteora were eligible to exchange one or two seeds at a high price.
Stories and pictures of the lotus seed had long circulated on the Internet, but very few people had seen the real thing. Nonetheless, that did not stop women from desiring to get their hands on the Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed.
Demand was high in the market. Some people even offered lands or houses in Historic District in exchange for a hundred-year old Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed.
The one Rose gifted was a thousand-year-old one!
It was no longer something that could be measured by price.
“No, Mr. Larson. This gift is too expensive. I can’t take it. But thank you…” After shaking her head fervently, Roxanne added, “You should keep it for your wife!”
Her expression darkened a little after she said that.
Eleanor, who had watched her from the side, felt anxious.
‘You dummy! Why would you reject something so many people dream of having?!’
She felt the need to persuade her sister when Tritus offered the dreamcatcher necklace, but this thousand-year-old Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed was so precious that it made her keep quiet.
“It’s alright. Since you know what this is, I believe you should know that its shelf life is very short. It is quite redundant for a man like me to keep it…”
After saying that, he shoved the medicine box into Roxanne’s hand.
“If you don’t take it, the nimbus of the lotus seed will evaporate in a few days and become completely useless. The lotus seed also has strong healing properties that will help in your recuperation.”
It wasn’t that Rose didn’t want to give it to his wife, Marsha.
When he found out that the Flaming Elysian Lotus Seed had a short shelf life, he immediately contacted her and told her that he would mail it to her. However, he received a reply from his wife claiming that she didn’t need it as she was born to be beautiful.
‘Who would say something like that about themselves?!’
He couldn’t believe that she would look down on something other people were desperate to get their hands on.
Without a choice, Rose kept it.
Coincidentally, he encountered the right timing to give it out to someone in need. As a benevolent doctor, he decided to gift it to his patient Roxanne. Since she had just recovered from a serious illness, it would be helpful to her recovery.
“I…” Roxanne was still reluctant to accept it even though Rose had explained the situation.