Chapter 285: Theres No Harm in Having Fun
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
And for example, the Dugu Familys seven Heroes and legends bravely rushing forward came to see the Third Young Master Jun when he was recuperating at his home. I seem to recall that the Young Master Jun would usually avoid those seven. However, you went-on to make a bet with them and set up the Aristocratic Hall. You were able to make the Dugu Family owe you ninety million in silver taels because of this matter. That was amazing
Ive heard that one of the Great Eight Masters, Solitary Falcon, is currently residing at the Jun Familys residence for some reason he he he Third Young Master, do you want me to go on? Li You Ran gazed gently at him and spoke softly, I fail to understand Why are you involved in each one of these matters? Youre indeed a very talented person. This is entire affair is very mysterious!
Jun Mo Xies eyes flashed coldly as he let-out a mischievous laughter. He replied in a sloppy manner, Actually, I too find it very strange that Young Master Lis presence is everywhere. Youre outstanding; from the underworld to the Imperial Palace Young Master Li, you show your disfigured face everywhere. I doubt it would bother you; but dont you think youd scare the children? And even if youre not scaring the children its not good to scare the faint hearted.
Li You Rans eyes flashed with a cold and sharp light. But he regained his usual calm and gentle manner again. He pretended to look as if he was embarrassed and then replied softly, Third Young Master, are you sure that your surname is Jun?
Nonsense! Im a member of the Jun Family! However, could it be that your surname isnt Li? Jun Mo Xie snorted.
Were both on the same boat! Li You Ran looked distant as he took a long breath. Then, he stated in one go, Third Young Master, Ive looked down on you several times in the past. But ever since the explosion of the Jade Coral he he he
Li You Ran raised his head and looked straight into Jun Mo Xies eyes, Third Young Master, you must treat everyone as fools. But there are many intelligent people in the world. Youre certainly one of them, but it doesnt mean that others may not be.
Really? And you might be one of those other people? Jun Mo Xie laughed savagely. He then slanted his gaze, Seems like sitting at home after the disfiguration of your face has given you a lot of time to think; isnt that true?
Li You Rans eyes were momentarily brimmed with anguish since the other party had mentioned his disfigured face again. However, he smiled in an unrestrained manner and his eyes became gentle soon after. They flashed with many rare emotions as he smilingly said, Indeed, Ive been thinking a lot after the Jade Corals explosion. There were many things which had evaded my eyes in the past. However, I see them clearly now.
Therefore, Im very grateful to that explosion; yes. Li You Ran took a step and slowly moved forward as he continued, Third Master Jun, you agree with that right?
Jun Mo Xie laughed, So this was like turning a misfortune into a fortune. Or perhaps gaining profit from loss?
Indeed! It was exactly like that! Li You Ran nodded seriously and looked at Jun Mo Xie, I never suspected you and I didnt think that I could be mistaken. A pure debauchee couldnt figure in my plans. However, I know that Young Master Jun cannot be underestimated after I saw him at the Aristocratic Hall
Is it possible that the auction may have had a loophole? Jun Mo Xie had anticipated that this might become a problem. This was the reason he had decided to probe Li You Ran.
Naturally; theres a loophole! Moreover, the loophole isnt small, Li You ran halted; they had reached the main door. The others had gone in, but Li You Ran obviously wanted to finish what he was speaking; and he wanted to finish it outside. Tang Yuan a man who could lose his own fiance could come up with such a brilliant plan he didnt bat an eyelid as his plan caused a huge storm in the Capital and induced such confusion. Third Young Master dont you think its strange? Is Tang Yuan qualified-enough? Do you think he deserves that credit?
So, thats the case! Jun Mo Xie finally understood. The plan didnt have a flaw; it was the person who did. Li Yu Ran couldnt help but gravely underestimate everyone in the world. There was no doubt that Fatty Tang was unbearable. The auction was Jun Mo Xies idea, but every arrangement had been made by the Fatty. His business skills were exceptional. However, Jun Mo Xie wasnt going to relay that information to Li You Ran.
No matter how chaotic the Capital becomes; the more chaotic it is the better. Due to the chaos our Li Family, the Jun Family, the Dugu Family all other powerful families will be relatively safer. We can secure these families no matter what happens to the others. This would help us in acquiring time for some respite. Li You Ran smiled, Our Li family has benefited from the auction; although the benefit isnt that massive.
Do you wish to thank me? Jun Mo Xie assumed the bearing of a benefactor, and looked at Li You Ran.
If the Third Young Master decides to kill me Im afraid I wont be able to escape. Li You Ran ignored him, and continued to talk. It seemed as if he was minding his own business, But its important that I kill the Third Young Master though I dont think Ill be successful. He he, you have the Solitary Falcon living at your residence like I have my master at mine.
Li You Ran had a faint smile as he gently sighed, Theres presently a balance between us.
Our Li Family controls the politics, and the Jun and the Dugu Family jointly control the military. Thats a balance as well. However, Im temporarily unwilling to ruin that balance, and I believe that you arent either, Young Master Jun. But if either of us dies the balance will cease to exist. Would you agree with me Third Young Master? Li You Ran smiled in a very relaxed manner.
Young Master Li is right! The situation is very balanced and harmonious, Jun Mo Xie smiled. But his inner thoughts were fierce; [I know that the balance cannot be disturbed for the time-being. However, that wont remain the case forever. And I wont mind taking your head in the dark of the night when the time comes. It will be fairly easy for me to do that!]
I cannot imagine how the Third Young master will act. But I, Li You Ran, will do nothing excessive for a short while. Li You Ran smiled, I wouldnt dare to act too rashly for the time-being. However, when the conditions are right the first rival I must urgently eliminate is the Third Young Master.
Li You Ran said this quite seriously. It was more like an earnest commitment than a few pleasantries. Li You Rans conduct was very magnanimous in this case.
I believe you, The corners of Jun Mo Xies mouth rose crookedly as a seven-lettered word came into his mind; [Strange!] If Li You Ran had the opportunity to eliminate him without being suspected for it then, Jun Mo Xie was sure that Li You Ran would take the task on without the slightest hesitation.
The reverse situation was the same as well. However, the situation was exactly as Li You Ran had described it to be. Hence, the Li Family and the Jun Family would wish the balance to remain undisturbed. Otherwise, Jun Mo Xie wouldve killed Li You Ran by now.
Jun Mo Xie wasnt very interested in sitting and chatting with him at present.
Therefore, theres no harm if we have some fun; right? Li You Ran didnt know whether he had convinced Jun Mo Xie. The corners of his mouth rose crookedly. His face revelled in a happy expression as he said, Third Young Master, youre become quite capable. You wouldnt have been anywhere near me a few years ago. But it seems that were the same now. We both had a poor childhood and never had any fun.
So, theres no harm in making-up for it and giving it a go. Is it possible that you have another playmate? Li You Ran seemed very interested as he asked that question.
Jun Mo Xie coughed, [I didnt have a childhood just like you But Jun Mo Xies childhood was much more colourful than yours!]
Have fun while killing people? Or have fun while creating havoc? Jun Mo Xie laughed mischievously.
Killing and creating havoc can be considered a game of sorts, Li You Ran tilted his head and pondered. However, the look on his face was seemingly akin to that of a longing. And we have played it
The two men stepped inside the hall. Li You Ran gently spoke the moment they passed through the door, There are very few in the younger generation who can play with me, and then defeat me; repeatedly. Youre a very fascinating playmate we might as well continue to play.
His eyes had been on the ground, and his voice had been low as he had spoken those words. In fact, it had seemed as if he had merely thought these words out-aloud.
Continue to play? Jun Mo Xie laughed heartily. He saw that hundreds of people had assembled inside the hall. He laughed in a wretched manner as he saw the setting of the hall, Then lets continue with our fun games. Ha ha! Then, you and I shall start to play this game properly...
Everyone scoffed in unison. The orioles and the sparrows pouted and mutter in their respective voices. Thought, they kept it low. Every individual of notice in the Tian Xiang City had gathered inside the Imperial Palaces main hall at the moment. Jun Mo Xie could distinctly feel that every eyeball was fixatedly gazing at him.
Li You Ran couldnt help but smile as he heard Jun Mo Xie end their conversation in his usual hoodlum style. There were several hundred people inside the hall, but he knew that Jun Mo Xie had aimed those words at him.
The two men then parted without looking at each other.
The two of them had some hidden-aces up their sleeves. In fact, they could see some of the cards the opposite party held as well. However, both of them had become more serious as if by prior agreement.
[A worthy opponent!]
These words emerged inside the minds of those two individuals as they parted.
Young Master Jun regained his train of thought; [that hypocrite Li You Ran is my only rival at the moment. But I cant always focus my thoughts on him. There are other matters of importance in this feast.] He looked-up and instantly recognized something strange about the setting of the feast.
[It is quite elaborate and very unique!]
The seat high-above the banquet was where the Tian Xiang Empires Emperor would sit. [Does he wish to personally participate in tonights feast?]
There were a few more seats around the Emperors. They were presumably set to seat the three Princes, and the other members of the Royal Family. The other members of the Royal Family would refer to the Prince Equivalent; Yang Huai Nong. However, the seat which seemed reserved for the Prince Equivalent and his son seemed to be less that luxurious in comparison. However, one seat seemed to have been designed for the comfort of its guest. It seemed rather obvious that this seat was reserved for Princess Ling Meng.
Another set of tables had been placed in the fair vicinity. Those were undoubtedly reserved for the Patriarchs of the powerful families. However, why was one table placed separately, and slightly higher than this set? It seemed reserved for someone senior. But who was it for? This was a confusing mystery.