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Thursday, 03 July 2008 22:30

Chapter 8, Jin-qian bang-zhu (The Golden coin clan leader)



Yang Tian walked out, the beauty of the sun had entered through the window.

Shangguan XiaoXian looked at Mo Bai, Wei Tianpeng, Auntie Xin and Auntie Tie, her face revealed the sweet smile, she muttered, "This place seems to be too spacious indeed... "

Sunlight of the dawn entered the window, signifying  this long night had finally gone past.

Shangguan XiaoXian bent down, and gently shook Ye Kai’s body. She said, "The day is already bright, shouldn’t you lazy bones also wake up?"

Ye Kai groaned, finally open his eyes, looking at a loss. He struggled to get up, but he tumbled quickly, like his whole body didn’t have an ounce of strength.

Shangguan XiaoXian looked at him, her eye were filled concern, "Are you uncomfortable?"

Ye Kai nodded, painstakingly said with a smile, "It seems like I am sick."

"What illness?"

"Being stupid illness."

Shangguan XiaoXian said with a smile, “Is being stupid also an illness?"

"Not only it’s an illness, moreover a very dangerous illness."

"Mmm."

"Do you know how the black bear’s grandmother die?" [你知不知狗熊他奶奶是怎么死的? – Hope someone can make sense out of this sentence]

"No."

“Died because of being stupid."

"How can a person die because of stupidity?"

Ye Kai sighed, "I originally did not believe that too, now I know that there are many people in this world who die because of stupidity."

"You are afraid you also die because of stupidity."

"My illness is already at a late stage."

Shangguan XiaoXian sighed, "You certainly are not stupid, only your heart is too soft."

Ye Kai smiled, "If my heart is not soft, how can I hug other people’s baby doll?"

"That is not just a baby doll, that is my good baby, the little darling."

"He is not only clever, he can also bite a person."

Shangguan XiaoXian had also smiled, "But he certainly did not really want to bite you to death, otherwise wouldn’t your stupidity had led you to be killed by poison?"

"When you gave it to me, you had already switch on the mechanism on its belly?"

"Certainly I did not completely switch it on, only turned by one half."

"When I saw Ding LingLin dropped down, your hand quickly moved and started the mechanism completely."

Shangguan XiaoXian said with a smile, "Although he had bitten you, but you also had your revenge." She was pointing at the broken baby doll and said, "You look at it, didn’t he plunge to death because of you?"

Ye Kai did not look at the baby doll. If there had been some dead people nearby, nobody could have looked at just a baby doll.

Looking at the corpses in that place, Ye Kai could not bear to sigh deeply, "It looks like you are really worthy of being a daughter of Shangguan JinHong and Lin Xianer."

"Oh?"

"Lin Xianer’s poisonous heart, Shangguan JinHong’s vicious hands, these two kind of merits you have mastered entirely."

Shangguan XiaoXian smiled, "You can gradually discover that  I have also many other skills."

"Now I only want to ask something."

"Just ask."

"Are a person?"

Shangguan XiaoXian smiled and without turning a hair said, "I am certainly a person, a woman, moreover a very attractive woman."

"It’s a pity. I thought you are someone who would not be able to do such a thing."

"What thing?"

"I can understand your point of view that you want to take revenge on me because I am, by chance, Little Li Tanhua’s disciple."

Shangguan XiaoXian said with a smile, "This is really very reasonable."

"But these other people did not have any enmity with you, why must you kill them?"

"Because of the same thing."

"What thing?"

"Do you see what this is?" She put out something, a bright yellow flashing gold.

"That is a written coin."

"What coin?"

Ye Kai said, "Golden Coin."

"Can you see the words on the coin?"

Ye Kai certainly could see it, there were four words on the coin.
(役鬼通神) "Devil’s servant heaven’s pass"

The first wisp of sunlight illuminated this coin by chance.

Shangguan XiaoXian’s eyes also flashed, "Coin can serve the devil, but can also bring heaven, you gradually will discover that there is no better thing in this world other than money."

Ye Kai’s face changed countenance, "This was the symbol used by the Golden coin clan (Jin-qian-bang) in the years past?"

Shangguan XiaoXian nodded, "The Golden coin clan was Shangguan JinHong’s establishment, I am by chance Shangguan JinHong’s daughter."

Ye Kai sighed, "It is really too opportune."

"Although Shangguan JinHong has died, I am not dead yet."

"Therefore you must raise the Golden coin clan again?"

"At the least, I cannot let the Golden coin clan be destroyed just like that."

"How long have been planning about this?"

"Not only I have planned it for a very long time, moreover I have planned it  very well."

"Yang Tian has also been bought by you?"

"He is originally a smart fox, a fox that can fly."

"Not only he can fly, moreover he also can bite a person, specially bite a friend."

Shangguan XiaoXian smiled said with a smile, "Luckily I am certainly not his friend."

"What is your relationship then?"

“I am his boss, his gang leader."

Ye Kai was startled, "You are already the Golden coin clan leader?"

Shangguan XiaoXian easily said, "It’s Father's enterprise, how could it not be inherited by his child?"

Ye Kai could not bear to ask, "Except Yang Tian, how many helpers do you have?"

"The helpers are countless, the big helpers are actually only six."

"Six?"

"The rule of Golden coin clan, two as the law protectors, four as the great hall leaders."

Ye Kai said, "I haven’t heard of this rule before?"

"That’s because this rule has just been initiated."

“By whom?"

"By me."

Ye Kai showed his forced smile.

"Now four great hall persons are complete, Yang Tian is also one."

"Who else?"

Shangguan XiaoXian smiled very mystically, "Later you will find out gradually."

"Now I cannot guess correctly?"

"You can’t even guess in your dream."

Ye Kai sighed, "The two law protectors?"

"The two law protectors are equal to my right-hand men, I certainly cannot be careless."

"Therefore you have only found one."

Shangguan XiaoXian smiled mystically, "Now I am looking for the second one."

"Who are you looking for?"

"You."

Ye Kai laughed.

Shangguan XiaoXian said, "I am certainly not making a joke, as long as you comply, you are the law protector of the Golden coin clan."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "If I comply, are you are willing to believe me?"

Shangguan XiaoXian also sighed, "I won’t."

She stared at Ye Kai, sighing, "You really don’t look like a man that a woman can trust."

Ye Kai said, "Then why do we even need to discuss about this?"

Shangguan XiaoXian was sighing, "Therefore this is really a very regrettable matter."

"Therefore you have to kill me."

"I certainly do not worry about it."

"I do."

"Why are you anxious?"

"What if I suddenly regain my strength, jump and get hold of you, overcome you when the baby doll has already fallen and broken, wouldn’t that be very embarrassing?"

Shangguan XiaoXian said with a smile, "That is really embarrassing, luckily you cannot suddenly regain your strength."

"Oh?"

"Although the needle on you did not have any poison, it actually had some disabling potion."

"Disabling potion?"

"A kind that can make a person wholly disabled, unless someone drinks five catties of wine will it be neutralized."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "This kind of medicine certainly fit for a drunkard, I am also by chance a drunkard."

Shangguan XiaoXian said, "Unfortunately there is no wine at all in this vicinity."

Ye Kai gave a forced smile, "You are really not a good host, you don’t prepare the wine for the visitor."

Shangguan XiaoXian glanced and gave a charming smile, "You should know that  I always nurse others until they’re full ."

"It’s a pity I am not a baby doll."

Shangguan XiaoXian said with a smile, "Who said you are not? I will later treat you as a baby doll."

Although she smiled very sweetly, Ye Kai actually felt very cold. If someone became this woman’s baby doll, the taste would be even more uncomfortable than dying.

At this moment, he saw Yang Tian walk in. Yang Tian’s complexion was very ugly, he looked like a jealous husband.

Shangguan XiaoXian knitted her brows and turned her head. She smiled immediately, "You don’t seem like a person who have just killed someone, after you kill someone, you are always very happy."

Yang Tian calmly said, "I really do not have anything to be happy."

"Why?"

"Because there was nobody I could kill.”
 
"That person?"

"The person disappeared."

The person disappeared!

Shangguan XiaoXian wrinkled her eyebrows and said, "You said that Han Zhen disappeared?"

“Yes."

"His entire body disappeared?"

“Yes, completely disappeared. Nothing there even a single bone."

"Has he suddenly been swallowed by a big monster?"

"He himself walked away."

"You have looked at the footprints in the snow?"

"Yes."

"Where did the footprints go toward?"

"Leaving the plum grove, the footprints suddenly disappeared."

"You have not looked in the surrounding area?"

"Yes."

"You could not find anything?"

"Not even a single bone."

"How about other people's footprints?"

"There were several people's footprints."

"Only Auntie Xin’s, Ding Lin’s, and our footprints?"

“Right."

"Therefore it is impossible that he was killed by other people or  being carried away by force?"

“It is impossible."

If there was no footprint around the area, it was impossible for a person to kill another person.

Shangguan XiaoXian hesitated, "He was poisoned, as soon as he walked away, the poison would cause death immediately."

"Right."

"Therefore we all thought he would not dare to walk away."

“Right."

"But he has actually walked away."

“Right."

Shangguan XiaoXian suddenly sighed, "It seems we are actually mistaken, we underestimated him."

Yang Tian agreed.

Shangguan XiaoXian sighed, "Originally among all these people, he was the least able to resist us."

Yang Tian agreed again.

Shangguan XiaoXian’s eyes flashes, "He had already thought through this matter, therefore he intentionally pretended to be poisoned. Therefore when other people did not guard against him, he could withdraw entirely."

Yang Tian said, "His nickname is the awl."

"A person's nickname cannot be wrong."

"Therefore however thick your skull is, he can still drill a hole on it."

Shangguan XiaoXian hesitated, "There are two ways to cope with such a person."

Yang Tian was listening.

"If we cannot attract him as our friend, we need to quickly kill him."

"It’s a pity he has walked away now."

"There is no one in this world that can completely vanish suddenly."

"But I actually cannot find him."

Shangguan XiaoXian had smiled, "Although you cannot find him, not necessarily other people will not be able to find him." She passed by Yang Tian while patting his shoulder, "Don’t forget about me."

"You must find him?"

Shangguan XiaoXian said softly, "You obediently wait here with Ye Kai, I will bring back some candies for you to eat."

*****

Yang Tian sat down, sat opposite of Ye Kai. He sat in a well-mannered posture, really looking like a well-mannered businessman.

Ye Kai looked at him and suddenly sighed, "She said she will bring back some candies for us."

"Mmm."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "Since three years old, I have not eaten any more candies."

"Oh."

"Now I only want to drink some wine."

Yang Tian, "If you do not want to drink, that is strange."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "You understand me very well indeed, after all we are old friends."

Yang Tian coldly said, "With a friend like me, you are indeed very lucky."

Ye Kai said, "No matter what you did to me, we are old friends after all, friends are like wine, the older the better."

"You really want to drink?"

Ye Kai sighed, "You know that my mood now is not very good."

Yang Tian acknowledged that, "Anyone who stumbled on something like your problem, will not have good mood."

"The worst the mood, the more one wants to drink."

Yang Tian agreed again, "Besides drinking, you don’t have anything else good to do."

"Therefore for old friend's sake, you should give me some wine."

Yang Tian considered for a while. He suddenly stood up and said, "Good, I will go to find some wine for you, you should better wait here obediently, and not run away."

Ye Kai looked as he went out, his eyes were shining.

A person always had his human nature. He was suddenly filled with the human nature to hope.

Although Yang Tian was not a person to be counted upon, unexpectedly Yang Tian came back very quickly. His hand held a big copper pot, looking very heavy. Even if the pot was not full, at least it contained 5-6 catties of wine.

Ye Kai always drank very quickly, but he had decided that after his strength was restored, he would not retaliate to Yang Tian. If a person was willing to fetch some wine for his old friend, this person was certainly not incurable.

"You have not run away."

Ye Kai said with a smile, "Because I know I could not run away."

“Very good." He held the copper pot still.

Ye Kai could no longer stand it, "You will not give it to me?"

"It’s good if I keep far away from you."

Ye Kai sighed, struggled to crawl and opened his mouth to drink.

He drank.
His complexion had suddenly changed, "This is not wine."

Yang Tian coldly looked at him without any expression on his face, "We are not friends."

"You... Why do you deceive me?"

"Because I want to look at you crawling about in this place."

Ye Kai tried to swipe the cold water away, simply wishing to put away this pot of cold water that were filling his throat.

Yang Tian sneered, "This is only water, you are lucky I did not fill the pot with urine."

Ye Kai also sighed, , "I really do not understand, why do you hate me so much?"

"I always do not like a baby doll."

Ye Kai had suddenly understood, "You are being jealous?" He startlingly looked at Yang Tian, "Do you really like Shangguan XiaoXian? Don't you understand what kind of woman she is?"

Yang Tian’s eyes oscillated, he clenched both of his fists, and said word by word, "I only understand one thing."

"You say it."

Yang Tian face turned green, he said sternly, "If you open your mouth again about her character, I will wipe out all the teeth in your mouth."

The mouth without any tooth, will not feel any good.

Ye Kai gave a sigh. He suddenly discovered that any intelligent man, if he really liked a woman, could become stupid immediately in front of this woman. How one could manage it? There was no way to achieve things, even if someone came the only possible way was to wait.

Wait for death?
Ye Kai sensed his despair, he really wanted to drink now.

Yang Tian slowly stood up and shove open the window. Outside the window the wind was cold.

Yang Tian looked out for a long time, suddenly he heard someone behind him saying coldly, "You are looking for me?"