81. Preening Peacock
YiHan looked at JingYuan strangely. If they didn’t like sweet stuff, they could order something else. This place didn’t just serve cakes!
However, YiHan didn’t voice his thoughts. Instead, he asked, “Are you finished with your meetings? Leaving soon?”
“I’m done with business,” JingYuan replied. “The other party has left. Let’s go home together later.”
“Is it really okay to let them leave alone?” YiHan mumbled.
“It’s fine,” JingYuan said with a smile.
TianYang: …where did this other party come from? This shameless fool secretly followed us on his own accord!
With JingYuan around, YiHan didn’t feel okay to keep asking TianYang personal questions in case the other man felt uneasy, which would then make things awkward again (TianYang: Huh?). The three men went on a ride around the area. JingYuan had changed into his riding clothes. On horseback, he looked so confident and handsome that YiHan’s eyes turned into two thumping hearts. The thought that they were lovers now made joy, pride, love, and some terror, rise in YiHan’s heart. All he could do was pray to the Gods to not take it all away from him. He was willing to pay any price to keep this.
JingYuan smiled. He was very satisfied with the younger man’s mesmerised gaze.
TianYang stared at JingYuan who was acting like a preening peacock. He silently raised a hand and covered his eyes. This wasn’t the Mu JingYuan he knew.
Once Li Sun and the others escaped, they weren’t in any mood to fool around anymore. As the group slowly walked out of the venue, Li Sun suddenly started gritting his teeth in anger.
“Fuck! What’s with that fool? He just got born lucky, now he’s acting like he’s God! Life is always changing. I will punish him when he falls from grace!” Sun burst out.
Wang QiYang who’d been following behind Li Sun softly said, “Enough. Stop it. He’s like the Chosen One. How could he fall from grace so easily? Be careful. If someone hears it, it might cause a fuss. While we have it great now, people like them aren’t people we can offend!”
Sun glared at QiYang. “You useless coward. You kept quiet back then. Now you’re shooting your mouth off. If you love kissing someone else’s stinking feet, why did you follow me?” he spat out.
QiYang bit the insides of his cheek and kept quiet.
Sun was still fuming. He grabbed the girl trailing behind him and dragged her forward.
“And you!” he shouted. “Don’t think I don’t know how you kept staring at Little Master Bai the whole time just now. When that Mu guy came, you then stared at him. Your eyeballs nearly flew from your head to plaster themselves on him! Well? Do you feel humiliated to be with me now that you’ve seen what the truly rich and powerful look like? Do you want to crawl into their beds? Look at yourself in the mirror first! Men like them don’t lack women. Someone like you, especially one as slutty and ruined as you, would be too dirty for them to even look at!”
The way the girl held herself and her looks had made her appear very pure and innocent. After being yelled at by Li Sun, tears rolled down her cheeks. Her innocent eyes went wide. Teardrops welling up on her eyelashes made anyone and everyone around her feel great sympathy for her. Poor girl, some thought. It was plain vile for Li Sun to take his anger out on his own woman just because he can’t afford to anger Little Master Bai.
At the sight of her tearful face, Sun’s anger dimmed. His grip on her arm loosened.
“I didn’t. I was hiding behind you the whole time. I only looked at Little Master Bai because I was curious what your friend looked like. Sun, you’re the only one in my heart,” the girl gently said.
Sun let out a snort of laughter. Only one in her heart? He didn’t believe that at all. A very large portion of the girls these days only care for money. They don’t care about other people. The girl before his eyes was clearly that kind of girl. If he was a poor beggar with nothing to his name, she wouldn’t even look at him. They were together only to get what they wanted from each other. One wanted money, the other wanted sex. If anyone ever believed the love she spoke of, he would be robbed blind.