Ye Zhongjue gave the manager a stern stare to prevent him from saying anything stupid. The manager stopped in his tracks and dared not come any closer.
Then, suddenly, he noticed the woman beside Ye Zhongjue.
Isn’t she one of the girls who have fallen out with Black Dragon the other night? he thought in alarm.
Seeing how their fingers were entwined, the manager immediately felt he had made a huge mistake.
Why didn’t I call the security to stop Black Dragon? She is no one but the president’s woman!
He looked like he was gonna cry. Thinking back, he remembered that Black Dragon had gone missing afterwards. Rumor had it that he had incurred the wrath of someone unoffendable.
But little had he expected the “someone” was the man right in front of him.
In fact, the manager didn’t know Black Dragon had incurred the wrath of more than one unoffendable person that night.
After all, Ye Zhongjue hadn’t known about the truth until earlier today. When he sent people to hunt down Black Dragon, they couldn’t find him anymore.
They only knew that Leng Xiyao had been taken home by Leng Haoyun from the pub.
Knowing how much Leng Haoyun cared about his niece, Ye Zhongjue reckoned Black Dragon was either dead or handicapped now.
Ye Zhongjue tugged Mo Suqing’s hand and walked toward his VIP room, leaving the manager behind with nothing more than a simple instruction, “Ask Ceng Hanyu to find me in my room when he arrives.”
The manager nodded.
It was only seven o’clock when Ye Zhongjue and Mo Suqing walked into the room. Ceng Hanyu hadn’t arrived yet.
Although they seemed to have made up in the afternoon, when they were alone, Mo Suqing found herself a little unhappy with him still.
After all, it was impossible not to be at least a little bit upset with him as he had gone missing for a few days. However, women were sentimental animals. All it took was some placation to curb her anger.
But, she really didn’t know how to tackle the work problem.
Therefore, the two of them fell into silence again.
Ye Zhongjue sighed in resignation. Looks like it’s going to take a long time to appease her!
He came closer, held her hand and drew her into his chest.
Then, he poked her nose slightly and asked, “Honey, what’s wrong? Are you unhappy? Where did I do wrong?”
Suddenly, tears began to pour down Mo Suqing’s face.
She was never the crying type of a girl. However, Ye Zhongjue had successively left her without saying anything and showed up all of a sudden. It had been like a roller-coaster ride, and she did not like it at all.
Ye Zhongjue looked at a sobbing Mo Suqing, feeling ached. He leaned in and tenderly dried her tears with kisses.
Mo Suqing’s eyes widened. She stared at him and stopped crying.
Ye Zhongjue chuckled at her cute reaction.
“Silly! It’s all my fault. I’ll never pick fights or get angry with you anymore, okay? Shh…”
Mo Suqing nodded obediently.
Ye Zhongjue looked at the time. “They should be here soon.”
Mo Suqing stood up. “I’m going to freshen up. Otherwise, they will laugh at you when they see my face!”
Ye Zhongjue gazed at her tenderly and shook his head. “I don’t mind it…”
Mo Suqing rolled her eyes. “How about I do mind it?”
Then, she walked into the restroom.
When Ceng Hanyu and Gu Yi'an arrived, Mo Suqing was still not back yet.
They both brought a woman with them, so that Mo Suqing wouldn’t feel ill at ease.
Gu Yi'an was another good friend of Ye Zhongjue. He was a gentle creature and the least talkative among the three.
Moreover, he was also a member of Sin Eliminators. He used to handle the affairs of the organization with Ceng Hanyu and Ye Zhongjue during unstable times.
Nowadays, he seldom interfered with the business. He was a doctor in profession and preferred saving lives.
Ye Zhongjue and Ceng Hanyu had supported his decision.
After all, Sin Eliminators was stable now and kept expanding.
Upon entering the room, Ceng Hanyu and Gu Yi’an saw Ye Zhongjue was alone.
Ceng Hanyu teased, “What? You didn’t bring your wife? I knew I was deceived! I even brought a date, so that she wouldn’t be too lonely!”
Gu Yi’an’s mouth twitched and he stepped aside to separate himself from Ceng Hanyu.
Ye Zhongjue gave Ceng Hanyu a despising look without replying. Ceng Hanyu sat down and crossed his legs, totally making himself at home. There was no need to behave when Ye Zhongjue’s wife was not here.
Gu Yi’an, too, sat down casually. Ye Zhongjue had prepared some wine.
Ceng Hanyu opened a Lafite and poured some in everyone’s glass.
Ye Zhongjue raised his eyebrows at his glass and ignored Ceng Hanyu’s gesture.
Ceng Hanyu complained, “Jue, why are you acting like this? Even though your wife didn’t come──”
The door to the restroom rustled before he could finish.
He stared at the door in alarm. There’s someone else here? Ye Zhongjue, why didn’t you say anything!
He cursed endlessly, Ye Zhongjue, you bastard! Why didn’t you tell me!
Of course, he didn’t say it out loud. If he did, Ye Zhongjue would most likely give him a good beating! No, his combat skills were far poorer than Ye Zhongjue’s. He would probably get killed!
Yes, Ye Zhongjue’s combat skills were so remarkable, even God would have been jealous.
He could still remember when Sin Eliminators had first been founded and was in need of a lot of money. Ye Zhongjue had signed a “life or death” agreement with someone in order to win the prize.
It turned out he had worried about him for nothing. Ye Zhongjue had pinned the other guy down and beaten him to death.
Ceng Hanyu looked toward the person who had just emerged from the restroom.
He was glad to see Ye Zhongjue had kept his promise and brought his wife.
He smiled at the beautiful woman. However, she was so startled to see him that she rushed over to Ye Zhongjue’s side, grabbed his arm, and looked at Ceng Hanyu warily.
There was a reason for her reaction. It was because she remembered him to be among the group of men who just looked on merrily when she was being bullied by Black Dragon!
Apparently, she didn’t realize he was Ye Zhongjue’s friend. All she could think of was what had happened that night.
She thought he must have appeared in their room to pick on her.
Ye Zhongjue, noticing Mo Suqing’s unusually scared expression, glared at Ceng Hanyu, as if to demand, What have you done to my wife to frighten her thus?
Ceng Hanyu felt wronged. He stepped closer and said, “Hey, sister, why are you so afraid of me? I don’t think we have met before?”
Ye Zhongjue gave him a look. It’s a pure lie! If he didn’t meet her before, where did the video he showed me come from?
Mo Suqing shrank away from him instinctively, although she understood what was happening now. The man was Ye Zhongjue’s friend.
Hiding herself behind Ye Zhongjue, she looked at Ceng Hanyu in exasperation and said, “Humph, you weren’t this friendly when you watched me get bullied the other night!”
Ceng Hanyu was speechless. He had known the woman wasn’t easy. How could she, in her predicament, have noticed the onlookers was beyond him.
Even Gu Yi’an, who was usually expressionless, smiled.
Ceng Hanyu felt remorseful. This was what they called “fry in one's own grease”! Alas, and to think he had even recorded a video!
He wanted to explain himself, but with Ye Zhongjue sitting there and staring at him,
he could only resort to being nice, hoping they would take pity on him.
“Sister, I didn’t know who you were at that time! Please, could you find it in your heart to forgive me?”
Mo Suqing knew she must save his face because he was Ye Zhongjue’s friend, although it wouldn’t hurt to mess around with him a little.
“What if I don’t forgive you?” she asked.
“Then I’ll offer my life as an apology!” Ceng Hanyu swiped his hand across his neck as if it was a knife.
Mo Suqing laughed. She leaned against Ye Zhongjue’s shoulder and said, “Alright, alright. I’ll forgive you.”
Ceng Hanyu quickly sat down and poured some wine in a glass.
Handing her the wine, he said playfully, “I knew you’re a generous woman! You won’t get petty with me.”
Mo Suqing took the glass smilingly.
The men began to drink and chat; Mo Suqing chipped in once in a while. The atmosphere was neither too jovial nor too dry.
After a while, Ceng Hanyu suggested, “Let’s play truth or dare! I have a deck of cards here. Whoever draws the highest-valued card can ask whoever draws the lowest-valued card a question that must be answered truthfully or simply dare the person to do one thing. What do you think?”
Mo Suqing raised her hand gleefully in agreement. “Okay!”
Ye Zhongjue seldom saw her this happy and wild.
He cast Ceng Hanyu a glance. This I can give him credit.
Excited, Mo Suqing was the first to draw a card from the deck. Then, Ye Zhongjue drew one with an aloof expression on his face.
The others drew theirs one by one. As a result, Mo Suqing got a four of hearts, Ye Zhongjue a king of hearts, Ceng Hanyu an ace of clubs, Gu Yi’an a ten of spades, and the two dates a six of spades and a queen of hearts respectively.
Mo Suqing, unfortunately, was the one with the lowest-valued card.
Ceng Hanyu, who got the highest-valued card, smiled slyly like a fox. Mo Suqing’s heart skipped a beat. She felt something ominous was about to happen.
Ceng Hanyu beamed at her. “Sister, truth or dare?”
Mo Suqing hesitated for a while. In the end, her dark past stopped her from choosing to reveal a truth about herself.
Her expression was that of a martyr when she replied:
“I’ll go with dare!”Previous Chapter Next Chapter