After a night of intense pleasure, Shi Sheng was completely bushed as she leaned into Yu Jiu’s embrace. He kneaded her waist, and spoke with a voice still hoarse from climax, “Feeling better?”
Shi Sheng didn’t answer him.
Yu Jiu’s hand soon got frisky.
Shi Sheng kicked him before glaring. Yu Jiu could only reluctantly draw his hand back. “Xiaoxia-meimei, how ‘bout you touch me back?”
Shi Sheng, “…”
‘Someone drag this ruffian out for me(lz)!’
Yu Jiu pulled Shi Sheng’s hand lower, whereupon she aimed a smack at him that just so happened to hit the little fellow standing at attention.
The pain caused him to suck in a breath of cold air. “Xiaoxia-meimei, this is your future happiness, how could you bear to hit it? What if you broke it?”
Shi Sheng’s expression was calm. “If just this much broke it, it’d be a matter of time anyway.”
Yu Jiu, “…” ‘Never try to compete with lil green plum in terms of filth…’
After the two got cleaned up, they left the room. Yao Qin was sitting in the living room, so when she saw them emerge from the same room, she gave Shi Sheng an ambiguous yet dumb smile.
When Yu Jiu went out to buy breakfast, Yao Qin turned into a gossipmonger. “Finally did it, eh? Tsk tsk, your lil hobby-horse’s looks pretty satisfied with himself.”
“En, I allow him to.” ‘My Feng Ci should be spoilt.’
“I’m telling you Sheng Xia, men should be put down every now and again. You can’t let him get his way too much…”
Yao Qin appeared very experienced in handling men; one could almost call her an old hand. But Shi Sheng knew this girl had never even had a boyfriend, so where she got this ‘experience’ remained a mystery.
As the exams drew nearer, Shi Sheng ended up tutoring Yao Qin every day. Towards the end, she even gave Yao Qin questions similar to the ones that would appear in Sheng Xia’s memories.
Though of course, Sheng Xia was unable to remember the exact questions. But she was at least able to retain a rough idea of how they went; so as long as Yao Qin was able to solve these questions and commit them to memory, she should have no problem.
After Shi Sheng was done with her examinations, Yu Jiu brought her overseas under the guise of a ‘holiday’.
‘Holiday my arse! Who the hell spends their entire day in bed during a holiday?!’
Shi Sheng held Yu Jiu down and pummelled him. ‘Don’t think I(lz) don’t dare to beat you up now!’
“Why don’t you fight back?” Shi Sheng sat on top of Yu Jiu, frowning as she looked at him. He wasn’t exactly weak—if he really tried to resist, she wouldn’t be able to do anything to him without using her sword.
Yu Jiu’s lips curved upwards. “Xiaoxia-meimei’s fetish is so unique, of course I have to co-operate with you.”
Shi Sheng’s expression darkened as she pummelled him again. ‘This fellow’s just asking for it!’
After having fun abroad for half a month, the two finally returned.
The results had already been released. Shi Sheng was in first place and Shen Jiayin was in second. This news shocked the whole school. Well, apart from the Principal and Yao Qin.
They didn’t understand why the bad student that was always in last place had suddenly scored first.
“Shen Jiayin.” Shi Sheng stood atop the staircase, calling out to the FL who was at the bottom.
Shen Jiayin raised her head to look.
In these three years, she’d grown into a beautiful woman with the aura of a goddess.
Shi Sheng descended the stairs to stand before Shen Jiayin with an arrogant expression. “I gave you three years to grow. I hope you don’t disappoint me too much.”
Shen Jiayin’s heart skipped a beat, though she didn’t give it away as she scrutinised Shi Sheng. ‘What does she mean?’
Shi Sheng raised the notice in her hand. “This is just the start.”
‘Let’s see if the heavenly dao’s favourite is stronger than me, this BUG!’
Shen Jiayin watched as Shi Sheng strutted away. That arrogant manner was as if she believed herself to be the best.
Shen Jiayin couldn’t help but feel unhappy. ‘This woman…is as detestable as always.’
Shen Jiayin’s company was doing very well, and she herself was pretty famous in the elite circles.
Shi Sheng would occasionally attend cocktail parties with Yu Jiu, and her chances of meeting Shen Jiayin at one of those…were around 50%.
Every time they met, Shi Sheng ignored Shen Jiayin, but the latter would come looking for abuse…
‘Plot-sama, really now!’
At least Shi Sheng only saw Shen Jiayin at those upright, proper events, and not those involving more shady dealings.
But this time…Shi Sheng actually saw Shen Jiayin here. ‘So she’s started dabbling in the underworld?’
“Xiaoxia-meimei, you’ve been staring at her for a few minutes already. Is she better looking than me?”
“You’re good-looking enough to get a job in heaven.” Shi Sheng pulled off the hand that was on her body.
Yu Jiu refused to give up and continued to harass her, his voice taking on a hint of seduction. “Xiaoxia-meimei~”
Shi Sheng, “…” ‘This tempting little devil!’
A sudden voice interrupted Yu Jiu’s hand that was busy lighting fires all over Shi Sheng’s body. He turned to look.
Bearded Guy stood a few steps away, his head lowered, not daring to look.
Yu Jiu and Shi Sheng were situated in a corner, with Yu Jiu blocking Shi Sheng from view. If one wasn’t actively looking, they would likely miss her.
Yu Jiu tugged at his tie, hints of frost appearing on his expression. “I believe you know the consequences if the reason isn’t sufficient.”
Bearded Guy’s head lowered even more. “Yin Mo wishes to see you.”
“Yin Mo…” Yu Jiu put his arm around Shi Sheng’s waist as he walked towards the exit with her. “And what basis does he have?”
“Young Master, it involves that batch of goods from the Middle East…” Bearded Guy lowered his voice.
Yu Jiu ran a crime syndicate outside the country. One of his goods shipments had been intercepted by Yin Mo. And from the looks of it, Yin Mo wasn’t interested in the goods themselves, but an opportunity to meet Yu Jiu.
After Yu Jiu heard Bearded Guy’s report, his expression was dark. “How come you never reported this before?”
Bearded Guy’s lips twitched. “Young Master, I wanted to report this to you, but you wouldn’t listen ah!”
‘Young Master’s tone back then was even fucking scarier than now…’
“So it’s my fault?”
“It was my mistake!” Bearded Guy voluntarily took the blame.
Shi Sheng quietly listened to them talk, not interjecting, raising any objections, nor expressing any dissatisfaction. Bearded Guy couldn’t help but raise his evaluation of her.
‘It’s not without reason that Young Master dotes on Ms Sheng. He was afraid that his business would scare her off, so he didn’t dare to tell her directly and could only take a roundabout way to let her find out by herself.
If other women were in her shoes and found out about his line of work, they’d either be too scared to interact with him anymore or turn spoilt from the pampering.’
“Call him for a meeting.” Yu Jiu decided on this in the end.
“Yes.” Bearded Guy left the party to arrange for a meeting. By the time Shi Sheng and Yu Jiu left, it was almost the wee hours of the morning. Bearded Guy was waiting outside for them.
The meeting place was at a winery.
Fresh flowers and red wine lay on top of the long and wide table, a slight fragrance in the air.
Yin Mo was dressed in a black tuxedo and sitting on a sofa beside the table. What Shi Sheng found surprising was that Shen Jiayin was seated beside him.
‘Tsk, the leads still got together after all.’
Shen Jiayin’s pupils shrunk after seeing Shi Sheng.
“As I expected, it’s you.” Yin Mo spoke first.
Only after Yu Jiu helped Shi Sheng settle down did he smile and speak, “I’ve long heard of you, Mr Yin.”
Yu Jiu hadn’t changed much in the past few years. He was still adorable, with dimples appearing in his cheeks when he smiled, appearing like a normal university student. There was no way one would link him to the underworld.
Yet, though he casually stood there, he had the imposing aura of a leader. His expression was lazy yet proud, making him the equal of the man facing off against him.
This was Yu Jiu’s true self.