Chapter 38.2 Tian Heng Goes Psycho
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!
‘You bastard, how can you be so vicious?!’
Shen Lang had threatened him yesterday and Tian Heng did not take it seriously. What could a weak white lotus do? And besides, he’d been thinking about the measures he’d take to deal with the white lotus. Tiang Heng thought it all, all of which seemed profound and mysterious… but he never expected Shen Lang to get to him first using such shameless and direct tactics.
Had he been present when Shen Lang entered the gambling house and won a hundred gold coins, boy would he throw out that white lotus in a heartbeat. Now what could he do? He was the Count’s son-in-law. Who in Xuanwu City would have the right mind to touch him?
At this time, not only the 4 warriors who stood behind Shen Lang, waiting to make a move, there were also hundreds of gamblers who supported him.
‘Stupid Shen Lang!’
It wasn’t enough that he wins all by his own, but he had to drag the other gamblers with him on a winning spree, too? Now Shen Lang’s become their hero.
“Pay for it,” Shen Lang said, “Master Tian, a big man like you, you won’t renegade on your words, will you?”
Tian Heng’s face twitched. He wanted to, really wanted to beat the hell out of Shen Lang. But would he dare to? No, he would not!
Then his face changed suddenly and Tiang Heng smiled enthusiastically. “Master Shen, how about we have a private conversation?”
Shen Lang thought for a moment before nodding. “Alright.”
Tian Heng smiled and led Shen Lang inside the gambling house.
The gamblers looked on in shock. If Shen Lang and Tian Heng were to reach an agreement in the dark, then, wouldn’t they be conned out of their money?
“You can’t go, you can’t go, you can’t go until you give us the money!” Countless gamblers shouted one after another.
Usually, they’d see Tian Heng as someone to be fearful and wary of, but with so many people present and with Shen Lang’s presence and the backing of the count, they grew a backbone. Besides, gamblers would risk their lives for money; whenever money was involved, they’d have no fear.
“Please rest assured that I will never betray your interests and will certainly give you a satisfactory explanation.”
“Yes, we should trust Master Shen.”
“That’s right. Master Shen is the Count’s son-in-law. How can he deceive us?”
“Master Shen, I love you!”
‘Sh*t, what the hell’s happening?’
Tian Heng was confused.
And like this, Shen Lang and Tian Heng walked inside the gambling house. The four warriors followed Shen Lang from behind before the door was closed.
After entering a private room, Tian Heng’s smile immediately disappeared and he donned on a cold look.
“Master Shen, your methods are really vicious,” he sneered, “In order to force me to break my arms and Tian Thirteen’s legs, you were willing to fall into gambling? Surely you’ll end up losing the reputation of the Count’s Palace!”
“The reputation of the Count’s Palace is, of course, important, but I don’t need to use my, Shen Lang’s, reputation. What is the reputation of a man like me, Shen Lang? It’s a difficult burden to hold! If I have a good reputation, I will lose my reputation if I do a bad thing. But since I have a bad reputation, I can do good things and others will praise me. They’ll say, “Oh, the prodigal son, Shen Lang is back!”” Shen Lang said earnestly.
Tian Heng choked at his words. What cheap play!
“Aren’t you trying to force me to break Tian Thirteen’s legs?” Tian Heng questioned.
Shen Lang nodded. “That’s right.”
“And you’re using those 19,000 gold coins as a bargaining chip to force me to break my arm? Ridiculous! Am I, Tian Heng, such a short-sighted person? If I break Tian Thirteen’s legs, I won’t only lose him, but also my dignity!”
Tian Heng wasn’t stupid.
“Once I do this, everyone will know that I lost to you, a white lotus, and my reputation will be tarnished. Once a person like me loses his fierce and tiger-like reputation, who then will be afraid of me in the future? I don’t need money, I can earn it again, but once I lose my reputation, it’s over.”
Tian Heng had completely calmed down. He took a sip of the tea.
“So Shen Lang, do you want to use that 19,000 gold coins in exchange for me to break Tian Thirteen’s legs? Then you’re thinking too much! I’m not that stupid and you should stop daydreaming!”
When Tian Heng finished his tea, Shen Lang immediately donned a sincere expression and a kind voice. “Master Tian, you’re mistaken. I don’t have such a plan. There’s no such things.”
Tian Heng sneered, clasped his hands, and frowned coldly.
He wanted to see what other tricks the white lotus would perform so he could see through Shen Lang’s decoy. After winning so much money, of course he’d want to cash in the profits. The thoughts of breaking Tian Thirteen’s legs had long slipped out of his mind.
So… it must be that he’ll beg for Tian Heng to give him the thousands of gold coins. Huhuhu… he could see how it’ll all play out.
“It never occured to me to exchange the 19,ooo gold coins for Tian Thirteen’s legs. I mean, Master Tian, you not only have to pay me 19,000 gold coins, but also break Tian Thirteen’s legs!”
‘F*ck! I’ll kill you!’