Plotting Against One Another
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At the thought of her people, he could not help but think about Hua Zhichun. The look in his eyes darkened, as he proceeded to hold his glass of wine in contemplation.
The aged man was no longer in his charming youth. He deserved it. “Governor, the old man is here. He is waiting outside,” a voice reported.
Ye Ling was delighted. “Send him to clean my room.”
Surprised, the servant added, “Governor, the old man seems to be stubborn and unruly. Also, he is old and dirty. I am afraid that he will only dirty your room.”
Ye Ling gave him a cold look in the eye. “How dare you go against my order?”
The servant dared not say anything more. Promptly, he was ready to leave and do as told. “Let him clean up the mess in the yard. He has to weed the entire garden. Tell him that I will kill him if I find any remaining grass in the premise,” Ye Ling added.
“Yes!” The servant left.
Ye Ling continued to enjoy his food but was soon dispirited, so he asked his men to clear the table. “Governor, Miss Stone has requested to see you,” another servant came reporting.
Finally! Ye Ling could not hide his smile and said, “Let her wait for a while.” He had to make her know that she was not the one in control.
“Yes,” the servant answered and left.
Delighted, Ye Ling picked up a piece of meat and was ready to savor it. However, a sudden movement caught his attention. A woman appeared before his eyes all of a sudden. He recognized the icy look in her eyes, as well as the pale pink color of her lips and the beautifully tanned skin of hers. She was none other than Gu Xijiu.
She stared at Ye Ling fixedly. “Governor, please forgive me. I cannot wait any longer,” Gu Xijiu said with an icy tone.
There was a complicated look in Ye Ling’s eyes, but he kept his smile. “It does not matter. Since you are here, please have a seat and share the food with me.”
Hesitantly, Gu Xijiu sat down at the table as told. “Great. Thank you, Governor.”
Ye Ling asked for another set of cutlery and an empty plate for Gu Xijiu. Then, he poured a glass of wine and offered her the drink. “What is the matter?”
“My people can work the worst kinds of jobs that require their physical strength, but not as prostitutes.” Gu Xijiu finally found Chun Cao and the girls. They were sent to work at a brothel.
Gu Xijiu managed to threaten the bouncer at the brothel and ask for the release of the girls. However, the pimp had no authority for their release, as the girls were sent to the brothel under the governor’s order. If the bounder took the matter into her own hands, the governor would definitely kill her in the most brutal way. Therefore, she would rather die in Gu Xijiu’s hands rather than the governor’s.
However, the pimp also told her that the only way for the girls’ release was to beg the governor. If Gu Xijiu were willing to beg the governor for their release, the pimp would make sure that in the next two hours, Chun Cao and the girls would not have to entertain any clients in the brothel. Thus, Gu Xijiu came right away.
With great pleasure, Ye Ling took another sip of wine and said, “Under the law of Luo Hua City, for women at the age of 30 or less, unless they possess a certain level of spiritual power that enables them to gather spiritual crystals, they will usually end up either as prostitutes or concubines or even slaves. There is a problem, though. The generals of high reputation only prefer girls with fair skin. The women from your village are generally tanned and rough, so they can only be prostitutes.” He made his point fair and clear, with a strong sense of righteousness.
Gu Xijiu pursed her lips in dismay, for she finally realized how powerful the governor really was in the city. She rose to fill his glass of wine as an act of respect. “Governor, what should I do to make you release them?”
Ye Ling fixed his eyes on her. “You know what to do.”