No matter what, Zheng Shuangshuang was very renowned in Charm City, and she had experienced many things in her time. Yet, these unqualified thugs had actually dared to climb all over her head.
“Woman, don’t think that you are very amazing just because you know a little martial arts, kicks, and punches. Be careful of offending us because you may not be able to pay the price.” Zhang Qiang looked coldly at Zheng Shuangshuang. If it had not been for this woman, his plan would have already succeeded. The fact that he had been defeated when victory was so close made him angrier the more he thought about it. Today, his reputation had been lost completely.
“Leader Silai, I respect your attempt at mediation. However, there are some people who fail to appreciate it. Not only have they not provided an explanation, they have even challenged me. Don’t blame me if I end up doing anything that is too extreme in future,” Zheng Shuangshuang said coldly. However, she did not do anything immediately in the security room.
“Mr. Zhang Qiang, I hope that you are able to handle this situation appropriately. Why do you want to catch that lady? If you are unable to offer a satisfactory explanation, we have to consider quarantining you temporarily, and removing you from the ship once we reach the shores of Fukuoka.”
Silai furrowed his brows. Zhang Qiang and the rest were causing trouble with ill intentions. They were messing with the security on the ship, and according to the security rules, they already had the authority to remove these people. However, the cruise ship was still a commercial one. If there were alternatives, they would rather not do such things to their customers. However, if mediation proved ineffective, and the conflict between both parties continued to escalate, they would have no choice but to supervise and expel the troublemakers for the safety of the ship.
“Leader Silai, that woman is Mo Wen’s wife. I had thought that Mo Wen was making a move on my woman. Hence, I wanted an eye for an eye, which was why I made a move on her. It was not a challenge with ill intent,” Zhang Qiang said with a cold expression. He knew that he could not remain stubborn at such a time. After all, the power of the security team was not weak. Hence, he was unable to blow things up at the moment. He did not dare to. Although he had to hold himself back in the security room, the moment he left, it would be a simple matter for him to do anything he wanted to in secret.
“Lady Zheng Shuangshuang is not Mr. Mo Wen’s wife. You should apologize for your misunderstanding,” Silai said. He was holding onto the passengers’ documents, so he naturally knew that Mo Wen and Zheng Shuangshuang were not husband and wife. Zhang Qiang’s guess was wild and had no basis in fact. If one took it seriously, they could even be charged for harming a female, which would turn it into an actual legal affair.
Upon hearing that, Zhang Qiang’s expression changed drastically. Although he was not a genius, he was not stupid, either. Immediately, he realized that he had been cheated and had fallen into the trap Mo Wen had set. This malicious lad could actually be so cunning.
Zheng Shuangshuang continued to look at Mo Wen icily. She was so upset that she had been gritting her teeth. If it had not been for this b*stard Mo Wen, whatever had happened today would not have happened.
“You have all indeed misunderstood. Miss Zheng Shuangshuang and I are not related at all. I have a bad habit of calling out for my wife whenever I get a shock, so…” Mo Wen said with a slightly shy smile. Then, he looked as though he had not done it on purpose.
Leader Silai pondered for a bit. Then, he gazed at Zhang Qiang and the others. He could see that the conflict between both parties was impossible to mediate. In order to prevent any chaos from happening on the ship that would potentially disturb the other passengers, he had no other choice but to quarantine one party.
“Mr. Zhang Qiang, in view of your mistake negatively influencing the Sharp Sword, our side has made the decision to temporarily quarantine you guys for three days…”
However, before he could complete his sentence, the telephone on the table rang. Once the call had gotten through, Silai furrowed his brows. There was a sparkle in his eyes. Then, he slowly looked towards Zhang Qiang and said, “Since Mr. Jiang Guhuai has stepped forward to help you plead for mercy, we will make an exception for you this once. However, this is a mere exception, and I hope Mr. Zhang Qiang will not do anything so extreme again.”
“That will naturally be the case.” A look flashed in Zhang Qiang’s eyes. Mr. Jiang Guhuai had actually stepped up personally to protect him. This had simply made him overjoyed at the favor presented to him.
“Miss Zheng Shuangshuang, since this was a misunderstanding, what do you think of us just letting it go this once?” Silai sighed and looked at Zheng Shuangshuang a little helplessly. Previously, his superior had already made a decision that he was unable to change. Mr. Jiang Guhuai was a top VIP of the ship. Since he had stepped in personally, they had to take his words into consideration.
An odd look flashed in Zheng Shuangshuang’s eyes. They were all Jiang Guhuai’s subordinates, so it was no wonder that they were so wild. However, those few people should be rather low-ranking. Otherwise, they would not have been clueless as to who she was.
“It seems we can’t do anything about it then,” Zheng Shuangshuang’s expression was serene, and it had become unusually calm.
A row of people came out from the security room. Zhang Qiang looked at Mo Wen and laughed coldly. “Lad, just you wait. This thing is not over yet since you dared mess with me.” After saying that, he led a whole group of people out with a strong aura.
“Just you wait.” Meanwhile, Zheng Shuangshuang glared angrily at Mo Wen. She did not even look back as she disappeared down the walkway.
Both of Mo Wen’s hands were in his pockets, as though he had not even heard their threats. He simply leisurely walked towards his room.
Shen Jing gently shut her book as she looked at Mo Wen and asked, “At night, there will be a welcome party for the ship’s captain. Will you be going?” As usual, on the first night that the cruise ship set sail, there would be a welcome party.
Mo Wen laughed and said, “I will do whatever my wife wants.”
“Let’s go and take a look then. Anyway, we have nothing else important to do here.” Shen Jing rolled her eyes at Mo Wen.
There were two women seated in a small restaurant. One of them was Zheng Shuangshuang, who had just left the security room. The other one was a girl who had a very attractive body and was wearing a tight-fitting black skirt.
“What’s up Shuangshuang, who has gotten on your nerves? You look as though the entire world owes you money.” The girl in the black skirt smiled slightly. Her entire being was radiating a very graceful aura. It was a very natural aura that was clearly not an affectation. After all, she had been born into an aristocratic family. An aura of her level and depth could only be developed by an established family.
“Lady boss, I have come across a big b*stard who is simply too horrible.” Zheng Shuangshuang’s cheeks turned red as she furiously downed the glass of red wine in her hands.
“Oh? Who could have possibly angered you so badly?” Gu Jingman asked a little curiously. There was actually someone that could anger Zheng Shuangshuang to this extent? That person must be extraordinary.
“I don’t know him. He’s a b*stard. He had better not let me see him again,” Zheng Shuangshuang said with a cold expression.
Gu Jingman was a little surprised as she said, “You didn’t get rid of him on the spot?” She definitely knew Zheng Shuangshuang’s personality. If she was so angered, how could she have held it in without exploding? It should not have been possible.
“Don’t talk about it anymore. If I had the chance, I would have done so long ago,” Zheng Shuangshuang said in low spirits. She had even made such a big fuss to the security team, so what else could she have done? She could not have possibly used brute force against the security team, right? Currently, the security team was keeping a close watch on them, so she would not have the chance to teach Mo Wen a lesson at all.
“What happened? Tell me all about it in detail,” Gu Jingman laughed and said, still feeling a little curious.
Hence, Zheng Shuangshuang began to tell Gu Jingman all about the day’s happenings in detail. She also emphasized that Jiang Guhuai had a part to play in it. She knew of Jiang Guhuai’s identity, and since he was planning to take action against Mo Wen, there had to be some reason behind it. Judging from the current situation, it definitely did not seem like a simple scuffle between them.
“The person you are describing is rather interesting. It seems as though he has offended Jiang Siyin,” Gu Jingman smiled and immediately thought of the scene where Jiang Siyin and Jiang Guhuai had met. There was some connection between the two. Thinking about it, it was probably something stirred up by that playboy once again.
“What has it got to do with that playboy, Jiang Siyin?” Zheng Shuangshuang asked curiously.
“This matter does not have anything to do with us, so we don’t have to get involved. But that person is actually rather astute to have approached you for help. How did he judge that you would have the ability to help him?” Gu Jingman smiled a little uncomprehendingly. Under normal circumstances, a man would almost always refuse to approach a woman for help. After all, the usual woman would not be of much help, anyway.
“How is he astute? It was probably just a lucky guess on his end. A man who only knows how to hide behind a woman is useless.” Zheng Shuangshuang let out a cold humph.
Gu Jingman smiled and said, “I don’t know if he is useless. But I do know that he is currently unharmed and is being made use of by someone.”
“Lady boss, why are you siding with an outsider?” Zheng Shuangshuang said disappointedly.
“This will be a lesson for you. In the future, no matter what you do, be more careful and attentive.”
“Alright.” Zheng Shuangshuang pressed her lips into a line.
“Lady boss, how is your negotiation with Yamaguchi-gumi going?” Zheng Shuangshuang asked.
“Not very well. Yamaguchi-gumi is too ambitious, so it is impossible that they would give up on a huge market like Hua Xia.” Gu Jingman shook her head.
“Do you mean that Yamaguchi-gumi is prepared to go against our five big powers of the Hua Dong region?” Zheng Shuangshuang furrowed her brows. Although they were all underground powers, they very rarely had large-scale battles. That was because large-scale battles meant that a lot of people would die. The price was too high, and the impact was too great. Any single one of the underground powers would find it too much to handle. Currently, murder was a crime, so how much worse would a large-scale attack and massacre be?
The five major powers of the Hua Dong region could not afford to battle it out. Similarly, Yamaguchi-gumi could not afford to, either. They had traveled the oceans, so the price they had to pay would only be greater.
“It won’t be a bloody massacre. Yamaguchi-gumi would not be so stupid. Otherwise, should they offend someone that they cannot afford to offend, it would also not do them any good.” Gu Jingman let out a light sigh as she said, “But even so, it does not mean that we will be safe and secure. Yamaguchi-gumi will definitely use some other methods to fight it out with us to the end.”
“So what do we do now?” Zheng Shuangshuang furrowed her brows.
“An old custom of our underground powers – an underground fight! We will decide on the winner in a battle to our deaths. If Yamaguchi-gumi loses, they will not be able to step into the Hua Dong region for ten years. However, if we lose, we have to agree to Yamaguchi-gumi’s condition of allowing their drug trade in the Hua Dong region.”
A bright look flashed in Gu Jingman’s eyes. In recent years, Yamaguchi-gumi had exported a large number of drugs to be sold in the Hua Dong region. The amount was large and the variety was great; moreover, the drugs that Fu Sang Country had exported cost comparatively less, such that they were affordable for the average person. The sales were climbing each year, and there were more and more people taking drugs, which posed a huge threat to the citizens of Hua Xia. Their motive this time was to stop Yamaguchi-gumi.
Previously, they had already cleared out a large number of Yamaguchi-gumi’s drug dealers from the Hua Dong region. However, it did not have a big effect. They were unable to eradicate them faster than the rate at which more new ones popped up. A few open fire battles had already happened. If things continued that way, neither party would be able to bear the consequences.
Hence, the two parties had arranged to meet this time on the Sharp Sword to settle this issue once and for all.