"First Young Master Gu, I… previously I had no knowledge of his identity," Yang Shoucheng explained. His face was a deathly pallor as he wiped away the sweat on his forehead.
"You don't know? It can't be." He elegantly leaned sideways on the billiard table. Playing with the chalk in his hand, he said in a soft voice, "Clearly, you look down on me, Gu Jinglian!"
Yang Shoucheng's expression completely changed. He drastically paled from fright and rushed to defend, "First Young Master Gu, you've misunderstood me! Previously, I didn't know that Gu Xingze is Second Young Master Gu…"
The curve on Gu Jinglian's lips remained, but his voice was unbelievably chilly. "Ha! Yang Shoucheng, I, Gu Jinglian, don't care how glorious your days back in Hong Kong were, but the moment you stepped foot into this capital, you should've known whose territory it is!"
"I know… I've always known…"
"You know? You know, yet you dare snatch away my territory?" Eyeing him through his peripheral, Gu Jinglian stepped his polished shoe on the old man's hand with a great amount of force and demanded fiercely, "Know whose name has been carved over the capital? Who do you think you are? You're in Gu territory, yet you don't follow the rules. Do you think I will tolerate you?"
Yang Shoucheng was in so much pain his face lost all its color. In that moment, he thought things through again and came to realize which incident the man was talking about. His complexion instantly turned white.
"I don't dare do that… First Young Master Gu, you misunderstood. I absolutely don't mean that. 'A great man won't remember the faults of small men'; please don't lower yourself to the same level as me…" He grasped the ends of Gu Jinglian's trousers as he pleaded in earnest.
Little did he know that this overture had broken the man's taboo.
Gu Jinglian pursed his lips thinly and creased his brows in detest. "Look; you've dirtied my pants. What shall be done in return?"
As soon as he said that, he stretched his leg out and kicked him away.
Yang Shoucheng tumbled about in shame. He lay in paralysis at the corner of the table as he suffered heavy bruising from the impact.
He was in such pain he involuntarily took a gasp of cold air. His eyeballs started jerking about when he saw the man's well-trained underlings coming over to him expressionlessly.
One could only hear an absolutely shrill shriek…
In a flash, blood gushed forth like a river within the room.
Yang Shoucheng cradled his broken arm. His entire face was swollen red from extreme pain.
His battered body rolled around as he wailed pathetically.
Gu Jinglian spared him a cold look before turning to leave the room.
Qin Zhou and Ji Lin followed him.
Before Gu Xingze left, he walked over to the painfully writhing old man and gripped his neck apathetically. "Let me warn you; don't harbor any thoughts about her!"
The 'her' he was referring here was Yun Shishi!
Yang Shoucheng, who was in stupor from the pain, only knew to nod furiously at anything. At ease, Gu Xingze also departed from the room.
As soon as he was out of the room, he took out his phone and read the message Yun Shishi had sent to him. He inferred that it was already late and that she was probably back to her house now.
A vehicle drove to a mountain villa.
Yun Shishi glanced outside the window, and her eyes suddenly caught something.
At the main entrance to the villa, a feature stone, made out of a monolith, had four words impressively carved in it: Yun Shan Shi Yi.
Yun Shan Shi Yi was the name of this villa.
The villa was completed a year ago, yet it still did not have a name. When the person in charge of the construction presented to Mu Yazhe tens of carefully selected names and asked for his opinion, he skimmed through the pages and simply said, "Yun Shan Shi Yi; how's this name?"