“Lady boss, can we win?” Zheng Shuangshuang asked worriedly.
After all, Yamaguchi-gumi’s influence covered the entire Fu Sang Country and occupied about fifty percent of the influences within it.
“That’s difficult to say…” Gu Jingman muttered. “But, you don’t have to be too worried. We have done our best. Moreover, we are not facing the entire Yamaguchi-gumi, merely the leader of a branch in the Kyushu region of Fu Sang Country. We do not have any conflict of interest with the rest of Yamaguchi-gumi’s branches. Hence, they won’t be taking part in the underground fighting this time.”
Yamaguchi-gumi’s household and operations were huge and so was their territory. They also had very complicated internal issues, so it was rare to have any competition for power or profit. Recently, the person who was in charge of the Kyushu region had attempted to take over the drug markets in the Hua Dong region, so as to increase their influence further. Hence, the other leaders of the other branches of Yamaguchi-gumi might choose to add salt to the wound secretly instead of helping them.
“Since the other influences of the four clans are able to grow in the Hua Dong region, surely their backings aren’t simple. If the five influences of the clans unite, Yamaguchi-gumi may not win. What I am afraid of is that the other four influences of the clans may not be united with us. Lady boss, the profits in the drug markets are so high, very few people are able to resist the temptation of working with Yamaguchi-gumi to get a share of them.” Zheng Shuangshuang sighed softly.
It was impossible to eradicate drugs, as there were so many underworld influences locally. However, due to various different reasons, the drugs had been at least somewhat controlled by regulations and boundaries. However, if the local influences and the foreign influences were to cooperate and work together, there was a big possibility that the drug situation in the country would get completely out of control, resulting in an excess supplies.
“Now, we can only play things by ear.” The problem that Zheng Shuangshuang was speaking of was naturally the same one that Gu Jingman was thinking about as well.
“If there is a traitor in the five big influences, I’m afraid it will be difficult to defeat Yamaguchi-gumi,” said Zheng Shuangshuang helplessly. On this issue, Fei Ying Sect’s stance was very clear and unbending. However, there were also influences that didn’t have such a determined stance.
“Don’t worry. We are thoroughly prepared, so it is fine if we can’t win. We just need to do our best.” Gu Jingman shook her head.
“We can’t lose! Otherwise, the Hua Dong region will have an excess supply of drugs, and that is simply unacceptable!” Zheng Shuangshuang sighed deeply.
“Don’t you worry. If this matter gets beyond our control, Yamaguchi-gumi have a good ending either, as they wouldn’t dare to be imprudent. Even if they win, the most they would dare to do is increase the drugs on the original bases by a small percentage. This is because if they increased the amounts too much, someone would definitely cause trouble for them,” Gu Jingman said.
“You really think that the country’s authorities will interfere?” Zheng shuangshuang furrowed her brows as she asked.
According to what she had just pointed out, it was difficult for the country’s narcotics departments to fully resolve this problem. Even if they were able to investigate the batches of drugs, the drugs would still be constantly produced.
Thus, they would never be able to eradicate the drugs completely. Some countries had even become central base for the mass production of drugs!
“Shuangshuang, this world is very complicated. Some things basically don’t need us to worry about them, as we are too small. After all, if the heavens were to collapse, there would be someone taller to hold them up,” Gu Jingman said, while quoting a popular saying to reiterate her words.
“Really? Since the country has such a greater ability, why do we need to put in so much effort to obstruct them?” Zheng Shuangshuang blinked her eyes.
“The way I see it, everyone is responsible for the existence of the country. The top management will fight the top management, while the normal people will fight with the normal people, with nobody being able to keep themselves out of the matter. Whatever we have done was to unite together to obstruct them completely from the country, so as to keep the dangers to the minimum. Otherwise, we may be defeated altogether,” Gu Jingman said earnestly.
“I understand. Everyone is responsible for the existence of the country. What you have said is very meaningful,” Zheng Shuangshuang said.
She then added, “Lady boss, are you going to the Captain’s Welcoming Party tonight? It is said that, due to the Charity Auction, many celebrities from different parts of the world have gathered aboard the ship, most of whom are rich and powerful. There are also supposed to be many people from the upper class of society there, so tonight’s party will definitely be full of beauties and hunks!”
“I would rather rest in the room,” said Gu Jingman, not showing much interest.
“Awww, let’s go. Lady boss, you will certainly stun everyone at the party …” Zheng Shuangshuang coaxed.
“Mo Wen, we don’t have to order dinner tonight. We will be attending the Captain’s Welcoming Party, so there will be plenty of scrumptious food there.” Shen Jing had chosen a fabulous evening suit for Mo Wen, and she was speaking to him while tying his tie for him.
“So, you are thinking of saving the money that we would usually spend on ordering dinner?” Mo Wen looked as if the idea had just dawned on him.
“If it wasn’t to help you to expand your horizons, I won’t bother to attend such a stuffy party.” Shen Jing rolled her eyes at Mo Wen.
“So that’s the way it is. My wife is really good to me. I’m so touched. You deserve a kiss.” Mo Wen stretched his arm out, ready to embrace Shen Jing for a kiss.
“Now you are just looking for trouble.” Shen Jing playfully slapped away Mo Wen’s hand and stared at him. “Be serious.”
The Captain’s Welcoming party was held on the top deck. The venue space was sufficient to accommodate a few thousand people. In the evening, the ship’s staff had started to decorate the place, and it was almost fully completed by the time the time that people began to arrive.
The Welcoming party not only had a live performance by a band and singers who were famous internationally, but it also had a huge outdoor area made of artificial turf that was offering a ton of free beverages and food.
The passengers could move around freely to enjoy the performance, admire the night sky above the sea, or dance with their partners on the dance floor. It was magnificent and splendid, like a dreamland.
“It’s so beautiful!” Shen Jing said, her eyes wide.
Mo Wen and Shen Jing had just arrived on the deck and were immediately impressed by the beautiful sight before their eyes. Under the night sky, with the light breeze brushing by the sea, the colourful lights were blinking, making them look like stars that were being reflected by the sea. Occasionally, a dolphin would even jump out of the sea and swim around the cruise ship mischievously, like it was living in a fairy tale land!
“The rich indeed know how to enjoy life!” Mo Wen exclaimed. Although he was very famous in his past life, he had never enjoyed such luxury.
While the soothing music resounded in their ears, the men and women, all of whom were dressed in gorgeous attire, mingled with one another, their elegant manners on full display.
“Wifey, we’ll eat well tonight!” Mo Wen whispered in her ear. After all, his mood was good, so his appetite naturally was too!
“At this kind of a party, etiquette is very important. I will teach you some basic knowledge.” Shen Jing linked her through his arm appropriately, without being too tight or too loose.
“Wifey, are you going to make a noble gentleman out of me?” Mo Wen asked teasingly.
“Unfortunately, you are merely a hooligan and a badas*, so it’s useless!” A cold voice suddenly came from somewhere nearby. It contained disdain, as if the person had specially come ere to humiliate Mo Wen!
Shen Jing furrowed her brows and glanced towards the source of the voice with some displeasure. How could there be such an impolite person at this glamorous party?
A woman dressed in a red figure-hugging dress walked towards them with a hostile face on her. She was looking at Mo Wen like she wanted to kick him.
The woman’s figure was sexy, and she had a pair of fair and long legs, voluptuous breasts, and a rounded buttocks. All of this features came together to give her a sexy hourglass figure. The woman was none other than Zheng Shuangshuang. When she stepped onto the deck and met Mo Wen, she had become upset immediately.
“Who are you?” Shen Jing felt that something was wrong. This lady obviously had some conflict with Mo Wen. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have been so immediately hostile towards him.
“She is a tomboy, who used to be very strong and had good kicks and punches. She could beat ten men up single-handedly!” Before Zheng Shuangshuang could introduce herself, Mo Wen had exaggerated her introduction, even adding a bit of flattery.
“Bullsh*t.” Zheng Shuangshuang was furious and wished that she could bash Mo Wen in the head right then and there.
Shen Jing smiled, secretly pleased that Mo Wen would obviously not allow himself to be pushed around by this woman.
Zheng Shuangshuang brushed away her ire momentarily and paused to look around. There were people everywhere, after all, so now not a good time to teach Mo Wen a lesson.
Hence, she could only stamp her feet before turning around angrily to leave. She was afraid that if she were to stay any longer, she might something unladylike in front of all of these refined people.
“What did you do to that lady in the past?” Shen Jing stared into Mo Wen’s eyes. She reckoned that Mo Wen must have done something unkind to this woman, as she knew Mo Wen too well…