Chapter 178: I’m Leaving
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“What kind of position do I have by your side?” She asked Third Young Master.
Third Young Master glanced at her and said,”It should be clear to you. There were many things that would have been impossible without you for these past years. It is too late for you to ask what kind of position you have by my side.”
“If I wasn’t there, naturally there would be other people to do those things for you.”
“What do you mean by this?” Third Young Master asked.
“I’m saying, that I feel I am not very suitable for this position now.”
“Are you telling me you want to leave?!”
“No, I have never thought of leaving. I can never leave, I know that. I’m only thinking that I can do some other minor assignments. I have always been your right hand man for these years, there are many other people who have been eyeing this position for a long time, I should let it out.”
“Do you think I don’t know what you want?! Did you hook up with that boy, and now you want to stay together with him! I’m telling you, don’t even think about it!”
“I’m not with Xiao Ye, the one I love is you.” She still said it in the end.
She did not look at his expression the moment he looked at her, but she could probably guess it, because Third Young Master did not speak for a long time after that.
“I know your style, I will step down.”
It was good to say it aloud, so that she did not have to continue staying by Third Young Master’s side and be unable to let go of her feelings.
“Leave? Deal with the goods for Second Master first.” Third Young Master said.
But she did not expect that the events that happened after would be wrought with so many difficulties. She had always thought that she had already experienced all the pain in the world during the year she was 11. She had told herself to be more relaxed more than once in the darkness of the night, that the world would never have anything worse than that.
But when she was 20, only then did she know that there were worse things in this world.
The batch of goods for Second Master went wrong.
The batch of goods did not reach the harbor on time as expected. She and Third Young Master endured the strong sea winds in the night for a long time and failed to see the other party before then they realized that they were being fooled.
When they returned, Third Young Master looked angry, and nobody dared to speak to him. She only found out when she was drinking with someone she knew that the batch of goods was stolen by another gang. Everyone delivering the goods was slaughtered in the night.
And she also knew the gang who had stolen the goods, it was Third Young Master’s archenemy Wang Sheng.
Wang Sheng and Third Young Master and were arch-enemies because of a grudge from a long time ago. Wang Sheng was the head of another gang at that time, and Third Young Master had fought them when he was younger.
Third Young Master was not nicknamed Poisonous Third for nothing. The other gang had three times more men, but Third Young Master and his men persevered and defeated them using metal rods, even taking one of Wang Sheng’s eyes in the process. After that, Wang Sheng seemed to have disappeared into thin air for a very long time.
She knew about Wang Sheng when the people around her unintentionally brought it up three years ago. They all said that Wang Sheng went to hide in a small place after he was blinded in one eye, and definitely would not reappear again.
She did not expect that Wang Sheng’s name would come up in such a manner after so many years.
The batch of goods was really important, so Third Young Master could not simply leave the matter alone. He quickly contacted Wang Sheng and arranged a meeting with him in an underground warehouse, both of them agreeing to go alone without bringing any of their men and weapons.
Third Young Master also said the same as he did on the phone. He ordered her not to go, and to stay put and wait for news.
Wang Sheng did not show up at all. There was only a video recording showing that both Second Master and First Master were locked in another place by Wang Sheng. Third Young Master came back with the news.
This was truly a nightmare.
Second Master and First Master were sworn brothers with Third Young Master, and they were the leaders of the gang. But now, out of the three of them, only Third Young Master was left with the gang. The shipment had gone wrong, their leaders were under the hands of Wang Sheng; this was the biggest threat the gang had faced since her arrival.
Third Young Master had been smoking while sitting on the sofa with his head lowered since he returned, and she said, “Did Wang Sheng make demands for you to fulfill? He wanted to threaten you?”
“He said, that he wants the people around me to die first, and then he will personally dig out my eyes and watch me die painfully.” Third Young Master blew out a ring of smoke.
“Do you want me to go and meet him?” she said.
Third Young Master extinguished the cigarette in the ashtray. “There’s no use, the person he wants to deal with is me. Don’t you mess around.”
“Let me go, it’s the last time, there’s no more chances for me in the future.”
Third Young Master stood up and looked at her. “You’re that impatient to leave my side?”
“I know that you don’t like people like me by your side.”
“You think you know me well?” Third Young Master gripped her chin and looked into her eyes, his tone icy cold. She forced herself to calm down and look at him.
Third Young Master blew a puff of air into her ear, and said teasingly, “How long has it been since you liked me? Why didn’t I know about it?”
She did not know whether it was because she felt guilty, or that it really did happen, but she felt Third Young Master’s lips gently bit the side of her ear, and her heart thumped faster. She knew that it was impossible for Third Young Master to like her, but she could not understand the reason for his actions now.
Was it merely to joke with her?
“Third Young Master, it’s not appropriate for you to do something like this now.” Her eyes were half-lidded, her voice calm.
Third Young Master did not answer her. “I’ve always wondered, you smile in front of other men, but when you’re in front of me, you wouldn’t even dare to look at my eyes. Is this liking me as you said?”
She did not speak.
Third Young Master’s hand suddenly grabbed her clothes. “Come to bed with me.”
She quickly looked at Third Young Master. He was pressing down on her, his hands forcefully pawing at her clothes. She frantically clawed at Third Young Master’s hands trying to stop him, her eyes staring at him widely.
Third Young Master did not continue. He released both of his hands, the corners of his mouth lifted into a smile. “How long have you been by my side? It has been seven years, hasn’t it? Why didn’t I notice it before?” Third Young Master slowly stood up and sat back down on the sofa again, taking out another cigarette. He held it in between his fingers and returned to looking cold and distant. Feeling a little tired, he said, “Go back. I’ll deal with this matter myself. I’ll inform you if you’re needed.”
She could vaguely understand that either Third Young Master did not need her, or he did not want to drag her into this matter. The smart thing for her to do at this time would be to follow Third Young Master’s arrangements and standby for his orders. But she felt rather uneasy for some reason, that this matter would not end so easily.
In the end, she was proven right.
Except that when she truly realized this, it was already too late.
A lot of things could not be saved.
After leaving Third Young Master, she was unhappy all the time, and appeared to be absent-minded. Seeing her frowning, Xiao Ye would want to cheer her up. He dragged her along with him and said that he wanted to give her something good.
Xiao Ye pulled her into a tattoo shop. He made her sit down on the chair, took out a picture from the drawer and placed it into her hands.
She only took one glance at it before her entire body froze.
She did not know how Xiao Ye drew it, it was an outline of the silhouette of Third Young Master’s and her back. The shape of it was not very obvious, but if someone took a close look at it, they would discover that it was an outline of Third Young Master and her together.
Xiao Ye smiled and asked her whether she wanted to tattoo it on the back of her waist.
Only then did she remember that there was a deep scar left behind from when she had cut the back of her waist with a knife. Xiao Ye was even telling her a few days ago that she could consider removing the scar, since scars on a girl’s body did not look very good after all.
She looked at the picture in her hands. The silhouettes certainly looked nice. She touched the outline of the silhouette of Third Young Master’s back and felt a little moved by it.
She admitted that Xiao Ye understood her better than she did sometimes. She still loved Third Young Master.
She nodded her head in the end, and let Xiao Ye tattoo the outline onto her body. Xiao Ye asked her whether it hurt when he did it, and she smiled. This kind of pain was merely ticklish to her.
After two days, Third Young Master came up with a strategy. Wang Sheng contacted him and wanted Third Young Master to meet up with him alone in an underground warehouse just like before. Except that this time, Third Young Master secretly took some men along with him.
Only two people went with him. One was Third Young Master’s follower, and the other his driver. She did not follow him and was ordered to stay in a neighboring alley to coordinate with others. If something happened to them, she would be the first to rush over.
But she did not expect that the driver Third Young Master brought along with him was Xiao Ye. Third Young Master said that Xiao Ye was only responsible for observing them from the perimeters, but she was a little worried. Xiao Ye did not really know how to fight after all. He would usually just stay by her side and do some miscellaneous tasks, and this was the first time that he would be completing a task for Third Young Master.
She did not know why Third Young Master would suddenly let Xiao Ye go along with him, but she did not ask, because nobody could ever change Third Young Master’s decisions. Xiao Ye did not care, and happily told her that he finally felt useful, that he might be able to make good use of this opportunity, and the people around him would have to call him Big Brother when he came back.
She said that he definitely had to call for her if he felt anything wrong. She would be nearby, and she would definitely rush over quickly to help him.
Xiao Ye only smiled, and to reassure her, said that what could go wrong with a driver? He could simply drive off immediately and escape if anything happened.