Cai Nings eyes bulged out of her skull as she stopped breathing momentarily.
No one had ever associated her with coquetry in her life.
"Youre doing this on purpose, you shameless man," said Cai Ning, gritting her teeth and glaring at the man before her.
Yang Chen chuckled. "How am I shameless? Look at Yanyan. She acts fierce when she is on duty as a policemen. But she still has the galls to hold my hand and ask for money when she wants to."
At this instance, Li Dun let slip a few barks of laughter. Clapping his hands, he said, "Its no wonder you have many women by your side. I cant believe you just asked Miss Cai Ning to act cute and flirt. Im also intrigued to see what happens next. Miss Cai Ning, you cant lose to your sister. Lets just see you do that for once."
She was already furious. Seeing Li Dun gloat more, she retrieved a few Willowleaf Blades out of nowhere and launched them at his nose and eyes.
Li Dun screamed but did not duck as the blades would have flown to the crowd nearby. He could not help but to show his real talents by catching the blades using his hands right before they reached him.
If not for his power, he would have suffered severe injuries given the short distance between Cai Ning and Li Dun.
Cold sweat was pouring down his head. Li Dun laughed shamefully, "I almost forgot, Miss Cai is still Group of Eights Flower Rain. Thank goodness you didnt use your full power, otherwise I would not dare to catch it. But I have to know Miss Cai, it doesnt seem that you can hide those blades in your outfit. Where did they come from?"
With her cold eyes, Cai Ning looked at him. "Youre one of the Beijing King Duo. If youre really curious, I still have a few weapons in my outfit. Want a demonstration?"
He shook his head abruptly. "Nevermind, I dont think I can handle them."
He then shot Yang Chen a hateful stare. "Its all your fault. Why did you ask the superwoman to flirt out of nowhere?"
Leaning against the cushioned sofa, Yang Chen replied, "I just think that girls ought to be more active and spontaneous. If not life would be extremely boring for the rest of us. Some hobbies and interests wont hurt."
Cai Ning scoffed lightly. "How about Ruoxi? She should be much colder than me, but youre still her husband, arent you?"
Without refraining himself, he laughed. "Well, this only means you dont know her well enough. My Ruoxi is actually quite active on the inside. She likes romantic korean dramas, pink Hello Kitty toys, and even glutinous rice balls. Shes what we call a closet softie."
Cai Ning pursed her lips and said sourly, "Your Ruoxi how intimate. Since your marriage is so romantic, why bother dealing with us sisters?"
He froze, then said rather embarrassingly, "You cant say that! Everyone has different strengths. For example, you are calm and quiet which is pretty good Hehe"
Li Dun, however, did not buy his words. He looked at Yang Chen in a disgusted manner, saying, "To sum it all up, wild flowers have a nicer smell compared to house-bred ones."
"Get out!" roared Yang Chen, throwing a bottle in Li Duns direction.
Again, Li Dun caught the bottle in his hands, looking dissatisfied.
"Say one more word, and Ill talk about how bad you are in front of Tang Xin," threatened Yang Chen.
Upon hearing this, Li Dun seemed to have quietened down. "Actually, Yang Chen, youre the most faithful guy there is. I know you love everyone sincerely. Youre the best man in the world. Erm, about Tang Xin, please talk only good things of me Haha"
Seeing his sudden transformation, the previously quiet Cai Ning had burst out laughing. Under the dim lights, it was as if a lotus had blossomed.
Yang Chen acknowledged that the main reason he had gotten close to Li Dun was because of their common shamelessness.
"What are you here for?" Yang Chen asked.
Looking as if he was wronged, Li Dun said, "You know how stingy my father is. He refused to give me more allowance to go after Tang Xin. So, the only way I can have money to do that is to save some on my own. So I thought that I could just get free meals from you."
Yang Chen was speechless. It seemed to him that Li Dun was much more thick-skinned in comparison.
Perhaps it was due to the bottle thrown towards Li Duns direction that nobody seemed daring to engage with the two men anymore. So the three of them enjoyed the rest of their evening in silence.
Right then, silence settled upon the group of dancing people. They were all eagerly looking at the entrance.
Yang Chen hadnt noticed anything, at first. However, he realized Cai Nings frown and the worry expressed on her face. So he turned his head towards the entrance as well.
All he saw was someone who he guessed was the manager leading a few young men into the nightclub respectfully.
At the forefront was a handsome man in a blue shirt and a black Armani suit. A single glance would reveal his leadership within the group. Although he did not appear particularly outstanding, it could be seen that he had an aura superior to those around, as if nobody present mattered to him.
The man stopped in his tracks and his gaze landed on where Yang Chen and the other two were sitting. Seeing Yang Chen and Li Dun together, he displayed a suspicious look across his face. At last, he walked towards them.
"Its been a long time, Brother Yang. Oh, Brother Li is here too! What a day," exclaimed the man.
"Cant believe its you, Mr Ning! I almost could not recognize you. Youre keeping too low of a profile! What a role model you are," praised Li Dun, giving a thumbs-up. However, in other peoples eyes, he looked utterly pretentious.
It had been an extremely long time since Yang Chen last met Ning Guodong. He seemed to have fully recovered. However, hidden in his eyes were hints of a minor change of heart.
Yang Chen could not imagine the chances of meeting him here especially when he was due to return to Beijing so soon. Technically, he was Lin Ruoxis brother from another mother, which made him Yang Chens brother-in-law. But this guy didnt seem to know about their relationship and continued to pursue Lin Ruoxi stubbornly.
"Its truly a coincidence, albeit not one to be happy about," said Yang Chen truthfully.
If not for his biological relationship with Lin Ruoxi, Yang Chen wouldve already snapped his neck in half.
Ning Guodongs eyes were gleaming with a murderous vibe. He was certain that he was not as capable as Yang Chen. Back in Beijing, he had tirelessly tried to dig up information on Yang Chens background. But the more information he uncovered, the more fearful he became. Yang Chens past was more complicated than he had believed. Even though a lot of information were inaccessible, a source had revealed that Yang Chen was in fact the long-lost eldest grandson of the Yang clan.
Ning Guodong was not a foolish man. Without a hundred percent mind of confidence, he would never dare test Yang Chens limits. Hence, he laughed it off, "Please dont mind our previous unpleasant interactions. Since youre here in Beijing, I should be a better host. How about a drink together?"
"Its fine, Im here with my women. I dont want to have anything to do with men." This time, Yang Chen could not even care to look at him.
At this moment, a man in a white suit who had been standing behind him voiced, "Mr Ning, why are you talking to this low-class jerk? What makes him qualified to have a drink with you?"
Out of the corner of his eyes, Yang Chen thought the guy looked vaguely familiar. Recalling, he slapped his own forehead and laughed. "Youre Yan Buwens brother, Yan Buxue. Tsk tsk, seems like youve come a long way from recovering from my slap the other day. Has your face become smaller?"
Yan Buxue was part of Ning Guodongs group. As the second son of the Yan clan, he was often living in his brilliant brothers shadows. Therefore, itd do him a lot of good to foster his friendship with Ning Guodong.
So, among the other men accompanying Ning Guodong, he was considered to be one who held the highest status.
Being made fun of in public had hurt his ego. He shouted furiously, "Dont be too happy about it! So what if you can fight? What are you in front of Mr Ning?"
That day in Zhonghai, he was sent to the hospital after numerous slaps from Yang Chen. This was a disgrace to himself. If not for Yan Buwens lecturing, he wouldve sent murderers after Yang Chen. But even though Yan Buwen did not do much about his brother, he had saved his brothers life by lecturing him.
However, without waiting for him to finish, Li Duns anger had burst out.
"Get out!" screamed Li Dun, pushing Yan Buxue into the dance floor.
Yan Buxue rolled across the floor, performing a few somersaults. The people on the dance floor fled while shouting upon seeing a fight scene.
Initially, Yan Buxue was stunned. But he stood up, wanting to point his finger at Li Dun to shout at him. Undoubtedly, it was his knowledge of the possible consequences of messing with the Li clan that made him hesitate. So instead of yelling, he muttered, "Yoyou Why did you hit me?"
Without caring for his own reputation, Li Dun spat. "You dared to besmirch Yang Chens name and still ask who he is?! Then what am I, since Im here with him today? I think youre still not satisfied. Come at me if you are dissatisfied! Since Old Yang has slapped you before, maybe todays my turn!"
The bystanders surrounding them threw terrified yet pitiful glances at Yan Buxue. Though the Yan clan was also one of the four dominant clans, Yan Buxue was not Yan Buwen. No matter how much Li Dun beat him up, it wouldnt matter as he was not his brother.
But there were more in the bystanders heads. Li Duns had clearly shown that he was on Yang Chens side. Did that mean that he could ignore the Ning clan for this young man?
Who is this young man?The people around him were contemplating possibilities but could not come up with an answer.
Cai Yan had wanted to go on the stage to sing a few songs; however, seeing the commotion at their seats, she rushed towards them and saw Ning Guodong. Knowing it was not something she had a say in, she hid behind Cai Ning in anticipation of the fight that may occur.
Ning Guodongs face had betrayed a hint of depression and worry. He could tell that Li Duns behavior was an indication of the relationship between the Yang and Li clans in the future. This was not a good news in his eyes. Even if his clan was the most powerful one at the moment, that did not mean it would last forever. After all, he would never reconcile with Yang Chen. As for Li Dun, he had no common interests with him and reliable sources had shown that he and Yang Chen were in frequent contact.
This made the Ning clan alone. As the man next in line to take the masters seat, this had planted worry in his head.
Yan Buxues knees buckled. Picking a fight with Li Dun would either prove that he was mad or incredibly stupid.
In the end, he shielded himself using Ning Guodongs body like a coward. He pleaded, "Sir, can you help me? Theres no way I can survive even one slap from Li Dun."
Ning Guodong shot a hateful look at him. If not for the Yan clans power and Yan Buwens ability to control Li Duns attitude, he wouldve never brought Yan Buxue along today. However, itd only make matters worse if he offended Yan Buxue right there and then. Without a choice, he said unwillingly, "Brother Li, I think we should just let it go today, dont you think?"
"Hmph! Well, since Mr Ning has pleaded on his behalf, Ill let it go," criticised Li Dun.
Suddenly, Yang Chen voiced, "Wait, I havent forgiven him yet."
Right after the words had left his mouth, Ning Guodongs features froze. A cloud of anger swept across his face. He was obviously furious that Yang Chen had just embarrassed him in public.
Yang Chen said lightheartedly, "Just now, Yan Buxue insulted me. Now, youve asked for Li Duns forgiveness on behalf of him. That means I should be getting one as well. If I dont hear an apology by tonight, nobody is leaving this place."
Several people around them gasped, inhaling loudly. Everyone must be thinking,This guy is being too arrogant isnt he? Who in their right mind would ask Ning Guodong to apologize publicly? Even if Yan Buxue apologized himself, itd ultimately mean that Ning Guodong has been defeated by Yang Chen. His ego would vanish!
However, Yang Chen would not let it go so easily. Albeit behaving in a tamer way since he was back in the country, it didnt mean that people could insult him and then walk out of it freely. Especially not the people he disliked!