Chapter 284: The First Open-Contest!
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
The Emperor sighed. He knew he wasnt going to get any answers from Fatty today [Isnt he too fluent? It seems as if hes singing a song?] His majesty was bored and exhausted by now. He went back to the Imperial Throne, sat down and frowned.
He had previously risen from his seat, clasped his hands behind his back and stood in front of Tang Yuan. He had aimed to show his overwhelming majesty to Fatty with help of his huge hall and put some psychological pressure on him. This ploy had started on a successful note when he had gotten up. However, it stopped working after he got up and asked the question since he had gone exactly according to Jun Mo Xies predicted sequence of moves.
Fatty Tangs heart was awash with admiration for the Young Master Jun. That feeling counteracted the Emperors efforts. Therefore, pressurizing the Fatty turned out to be useless.
I got it; you can leave now, The emperor was tired. He used one hand to massage his head, and the other to lightly wave outwards.
It was a dream-like pardon to Fatty Tang. His body relaxed considerably; [Heaven and earth! This fire has passed at last!] He was on the verge of standing up to express his gratitude. Suddenly, the Emperor raised his eyes. His arrow-like sharp gaze shot straight at Tang Yuan as he got straight to the point, and put forth a conjecture, Was this Jun Wu Yis idea?
Tang Yuan had barely gotten up on his legs; his mind was relaxed, and he had lost his strength. Therefore, he started to panic after he heard the word Jun when the Emperor asked him that question. He hadnt properly heard everything else the Emperor had spoken. He had lost his mind out of fear, and stood there dumbfounded. His big mouth turned into a large circle as he subconsciously exclaimed, What?!
His Majesty, the Emperor looked at Tang Yuan and smiled slightly, Could that be the case?
At the same time; on the other side Jun Mo Xie took two steps and called-out as he waved, Hello face-covering-shameful-youngster! he had called-out to Li You Ran.
Li You Ran halted. He remained in his place as he waited for Jun Mo Xie to arrive. There were many other youngsters who wanted to accompany him and waited, but he lightly waved at them. He didnt speak a single word, but his gesture had clearly indicated his desire.
He had conveyed his intentions; like a cloud in the weak wind. However, his companions didnt mind and continued to walk. This was an incorporeal majesty. He saw the same look in Jun Mo Xies eyes as well. The fact was that he had always been adorned in this manner. In fact, he thought that such adornment was the norm.
Every movement of Li You Rans was skillful and full of grace. It seemed as if they were made by the heavens themselves. He moved in a manner which belied his freedom from vulgarity.
His eyes flashed with an unusual color as he looked at Jun Mo Xie unenthusiastically. It had dullness it had aggression and it had fear but it passed in a flash.
I dont know that the Third Young Master Jun would have some rare advice for me? Li You Ran sounded neither too intimate, nor too estrange. His voice neither sounded too loud, nor too faint. But he had spoken this in discomfort.
Your mannerism is good; it requires a little family education. And since this Young Master has arrived hell give you some advice, Jun Mo Xie talked drivel.
Kindly tell. Li You Rans eyes had a joyful expression, and his tone was sonorous. I shall listen to the Young Masters words attentively. You Ran, is honored to listen to you.
I wanted to ask you something; you wear that veil the entire day dont you feel tired? Doesnt it get too hot? Isnt it very shameful? Or do you plan to harass innocent women? Jun Mo Xie slanted his eyes and opened his mouth provocatively, Or has your face been disfigured?
Li You Ran never appeared in public. He was a bit older than Jun Mo Xie, and his reputation was more profound as well. He intimidated several people, but this Young Master was a very curious case. In some respects, the Young Master Li even feared of the consequences when it came to the Young Master Jun.
[This Li You Ran guy is too phony. His thoughts are too profound and shrewd; they are enough to scare people. Its like hes always planning inside his head. However, he always maintains the same calm, modest and a decent image on the surface.] The Hit-man Jun was always wary of a man who carried a big smile and dubious intentions.
Heavens knew when he would start to plan against him?
The Hit-man Jun had never feared an evildoer, a madman, a gentleman, a strong hero or even a down-right villain. But what he feared the most, and was most disgusted by was a hypocrite.
Li You Ran was a hypocrite; a high-level one at that. His hypocrisy was such that he seemed genuine and honest. His level of hypocrisy was so high that he had developed proficiency in it.
Jun Mo Xie had just chided Meng Fei, and had abused everyone else who was considered Li You Rans younger brother. However, Li You Ran hadnt responded in any manner. He had intentionally or otherwise observed himself. He had examined himself closely! He had felt a faint sense of fear.
[Is Li You Ran is on-guard against me? Or has he discovered something else?]
Therefore, Jun Mo Xie made a prompt decision to show initiative, and decided to probe him a bit. He would observe Li You Rans behavior from then-on, and see how he conducted himself while responding to questions that were asked with a good intention.
The Third Young Master has guessed it right! My face has been disfigured! Li You Rans eyes flashed with sadness. He didnt think that Jun Mo Xie was causing trouble for him. His voice was dull as he answered. It seemed that he was on-guard, but didnt think that Jun Mo Xie was worth getting mad at.
Take that rag-off and let me have a look! Jun Mo Xie carefully scrutinized the veil before he gave a frivolous command, I havent seen how elder brother looks after his faces disfiguration. I had heard you were quite handsome before. What a pity!
Jun Mo Xie had another reason behind these actions. He recalled that Li You Ran had spared no efforts to pursue Princess Ling Meng. He had observed the way Li You Ran had looked at Princess Ling Meng at the Aristocratic Hall, and it was obvious that Li You Ran was deeply devoted to her.
This at least wasnt false.
[However, when it came to his own interest he didnt hesitate to put the woman he loved so dearly to death, and then he moved on! So much so that he hasnt even gone in seclusion post it!]
The Young Master Jun could never forget that Lei Jian Hong and the others were Li You Rans senior disciples. They were involved in that matter with Princess Ling Meng, but it was surely on his instigation.
This was one of his aims behind going to that hideout while being disguised as the Sky Xuan Peak Throwing Knife Expert. He had a vague feeling that Li You Ran would sacrifice the woman he loved so dearly for the sake of procuring some information about the mysterious man he considered a threat to his plans.
[It was merely to gather some intelligence!]
[His feelings arent fake. However, he discarded them like an old shoe!]
Jun Mo Xie believed that such a person wasnt fit to be called a man. He could only be called a scum; an anomaly. Yet, his bearing was honorable and graceful on the surface. It was perfect and aloof. This fact made Jun Mo Xie even angrier.
[Cant you act like a vile creature openly like I do? You like to play tricks to deceive people like that?]
[Therefore, I will tear down your mask!]
[I will expose your true colors!]
The two young men were immensely talented and smart. They were about to confront each other. One was a pure hoodlum, while the other had unsurpassed grace. And both of them were hidden behind masks of pretenses. However, neither knew whod unmask whom first.
This had become a contest.
My disfigured face is an eyesore. Li You Ran looked at him in a tranquil manner and smiled, The Young Master Jun would know if hed slash his flower-petals-like cheeks with two blades and then go home to look in the mirror.
Really? Jun Mo Xie drew that out on his face as he gave Li You Ran a sidelong look. Young Master Li; your thoughts and knowledge are indeed very profound. However, even though this young master wanted to see it he wanted to know one thing first you used to be very handsome, but you cant appear in public now. How does it feel? Exciting?
Li You Rans self-restraint was repeatedly being tested by the Third Young Master Jun. This was slowly inciting anger within his heart. His smile and expression became cold as he replied, Yes; very exciting. Its a very pleasurable feeling. In fact, I can lend a hand and make you feel like youre in seventh heaven if the Young Master loathes missing out on the opportunity
Ha Ha Ha! Jun Mo Xie laughed loudly as he patted Li You Rans shoulder. He then exclaimed, Young Master Li is a kindred spirit! I wasnt aware of it. Ive indeed missed so many deeds; Elder Brother You Ran is exceptional! Youve just reminded this little brother of the time he spent at the Night Willow in the Spirit Fog Lake. Ha Ha! We both are intimate with the red light district; this little brother doesnt know when the Elder Brother You Ran will show him his many unique skills?
People who had walked away turned their heads to look at them. Some people had recognized the Tian Xiang Citys number one publicly recognized gifted scholar the Li Households Young Master Li You Ran. The shocking fact that he was discussing a prostitute openly was big news to everyone. Moreover, he seemed to be experienced in such matters. What was more the Capitals number one debauchee was bowing to him. This was genuinely unexpected.
A look of anger flashed in Li You Rans eyes. He looked at Jun Mo Xie and said, Im quite young in this regard despite being the elder brother. How could I even compare to the Third Young Master Jun? I must gracefully admit defeat in this regard. The Young Master Jun is exceptional in this matter. In fact, he is quite outstanding!
Oh? Am I really that awesome? Youre truthfully saying that? I like it when others praise me, Jun Mo Xie shrugged his shoulders with excitement and laughed with genuine happiness.
For example, the Third Young Master helped Tang Yuan win his fiance back with his unparalleled gambling streak. That was truly amazing! Li You Ran lowered his head and looked at his own shoes; it seemed as if he was pondering about something. But it seemed that he had understood something very clearly by the time he had finished that sentence.
Oh? Yes, thats true! The God of fortune was with me; there was nothing that couldve been done to stop me! Jun Mo Xie looked at him in an interested manner.
Again for example the Young Master Jun and Tang Yuan had beaten Qin Xiao Bao one afternoon. The Northern City Gang was annihilated the next night, There was a faint smile on Li You Rans Face as he wandered forward. It seemed like he wasnt looking at Jun Mo Xie. But the Hitmans sixth sense told him that Li You Ran was looking at his own reflection in Jun Mo Xies eyes; as if in a mirror.
The Northern City Gang had done a lot of evil things. So, the heavens would act. That and the other trivial things I didnt hold them very important. However, I observe that they seem to be worthy of repeated mentions by Young Master Li, Jun Mo Xie puckered his eyebrows. It seems that the Young Masters and the Northern City Gangs relations werent that shallow.
Li You Ran gave a long smile before he spoke, For example the Third Young Master Jun had passed his judgment in the Magnificent Jewel Hall, and had made Li Zhen spend a huge amount of money to buy that extremely precious jade coral
Li You Ran smiled and looked at Jun Mo Xie gently. Then, he spoke in a deep voice, However, I didnt expect that it would accidentally explode post its purchase