Chapter 38.1: Tian Heng Goes Psycho
Tian Heng was caught off guard. Was there something wrong with his hearing? He heard wrong, right? Or was he hearing voices? He looked at Xu Guanyun who’s eyes bulged in a state of shock.
“What did you say?” Tian Heng growled roughly. “Did Shen Lang win or lose?”
“He… he… “ Tian Nineteen gulped. “Shen Lang won 16,000 gold coins!”
Tian Heng received a hammering blow while lightning struck and pierced his surprised heart. 16… 16,000 gold coins…? Truly an astronomical figure… that… that was the fortune he’d earn within a year in the gambling house, and much less than the earnings made from his other four gambling house.
And now his bastard son’s lost all his annual profits to Shen Lang? Oh how he’d love to peel Tian Nineteen’s layer of skin and cook it to the pigs at this very moment!
But, how was all this possible?
Tian Nineteen was a clever gambler and without a rival in Xuanwu City. And in Fugui Square, the home of Tian Heng’s gambling house, Tian Nineteen could win with eyes closed. The odds were in his favor.
And if the God of Ggambling were to come, at most he’d only result to losing his underwear.
But no matter how imaginative Tiang Heng was, he’d never expect Shen Lang to hold a god-like cheat system. To Shen Lang, the God of Gambling was nothing but mere fart.
“How did you do it? How did you lose?!” Tian Heng grabbed Tian Nineteen by the neck and roared.
Tian Nineteen could hardly breathe and burst into tears. “I… I don’t know! Like a ghost, Shen Lang wins every round!”
“Did he cheat? Is he cheating?!”
“No…!” Tian Nineteen cried.
Tian Heng suddenly looked at Xu Guanyun and said in a trembling voice, “Brother Xu, didn’t you say that Shen Lang’s a useless waste? How can he recognize obscure words that no one knows during the night of his marriage, and now he’s a skilled gambler?”
His face twitched and convulsed.
“Damn it, why can’t this beast die?” Xu Guanyun cursed.
Meanwhile, Xu Qianqian made her timely appearance.
“Father, Master Tian, it’s no use for you to lose your temper here. Why don’t you go to the scene and see for yourself what happened? Seeing with your eyes is different from hearing.”
Yes, that’s right!
Without delay, Tian Heng stood up and left directly for his gambling house while the thought of Shen Lang’s existence filled his mind, but he was suddenly interrupted from the voice of Xu Qianqian that came from behind.
“Master Tian, don’t forget that you have the local government and the Zhang Family as your backers!”
Tian Heng felt a little more at ease hearing that. Yes, he had powerful backers. There were still a little bit of room to stir up troubles.
Tian Heng nodded to Xu Qianqian and hopped on the horse, rushing towards Fugui Square.
Less than half an hour later, Tian Heng arrived at the gambling house. At this time, the gambling house was surrounded by a sea of people, and seeing Tian Heng’s arrival, many of the gamblers flocked to him and shouted, “Lord Tian, give us the money!”
The white lotus, Shen Lang, trotted out of the gambling house and smiled. “How are you, Lord Tian? You’re just in time. I won 19,000 gold coins from your gambling house just now and I’d like to cash it in. Oh, by the way, the hundreds of gamblers here also bet with me and won over 7,000 gold coins, so, Lord Tian, I hope you can help us.”
Not 16,000 but 19,000?
Tian Heng coughed blood.
And the other hundred gamblers won an extra 7,000?
Doesn’t that add up to 26,000 gold coins?
Tian Heng’s forehead turned dark. He had almost fainted. That was more than half of his savings! Yes, he’s fighting and struggling for money with each passing day… and that wasn’t his money alone. It had to be shared with business partners and moreover, he had to feed hundreds of people.
For his gambling house to lose 26,000 gold coins, that was akin to going bankrupt! And if he doesn’t cash it in, the reputation of his gambling house would be discredited!