Chapter 267: Cutting off an Old Friend (2)
Gong Yimo was unable to avoid Li Ke’s unwavering gaze. In the end, she laughed, “I’ll eat it!”
Seeing that she really swallowed the pill, the feminine man was about to go back on his words, when he was suddenly suppressed by Li Ke!
“Jian Xi, don’t forget who is in charge here!”
And you are only a dead man, nothing more!
Jian Xi narrowed his gloomy eyes and glanced at the indifferent Gong Yimo. He said coldly, “If anything happens, you can’t escape the blame.”
Li Ke laughed coldly, “That’s why nothing will happen!”
Since he had said this, even if Jian Xi was not resigned, he could only obey his order. Under his orders, everyone retreated in eight different directions. They had really left secluded place for them. When the snowflakes fell, it made the place seem even quieter.
Gong Yimo sighed, “Li Ke, aren’t you afraid?”
When she turned her palm around, a pill appeared on the palm of her hand. When she was pretending to take the pill before, she had actually dropped the pill into her space. Now, she took it out again.
Li Ke’s pupil shrank slightly and then smiled palely, “It doesn’t matter whether you eat it or not. We have so many people, you can’t escape.”
Gong Yimo mischievously laughed, “There are a lot of people here, but aren’t they dispersed right now?”
She swept her cold gaze across Li Ke.
“You better not make a sound because I can definitely kill you before you warn them!”
Originally, she thought that Li Ke would be afraid of her, but Li Ke unexpectedly just stood there silently. After hearing her say that, he let out a sigh of relief as he relaxed.
He finally revealed a smile. This smile finally showed hints of his former self, gentle and elegant as well as a hint of ambition and caution.
“You can do as you please. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.”
Gong Yimo raised her brows in confusion as she continued to listen to him speak.
“Do you know how I’m currently living?”
Gong Yimo said faintly, “Aren’t you living outstandingly with all the power and wealth you can have?” She remembered that Li Ke has an older brother, he had always wanted to surpass his older brother. His family was strict, and his father was afraid that his two sons would fight each other, so he only supported his eldest son.
Li Ke smiled palely, a snowflake fell on his face, but it didn’t melt, just like his heart which had long entered the depths of hell.
“Since I was young, I’ve been more outstanding than my older brother…we were both his legitimate sons. But because he was born before me, father has always supported him. He would always assist my older brother because he was looking forward to the day that older brother will take over the family and bring honor to the family. Humph…just based on that idiot?”
He didn’t know martial arts, yet he only wore a thin layer of clothes in this weather. Even his voice was trembling as he spoke; Gong Yimo didn’t know whether his voice was trembling because of the cold or resentment towards his father.
“And I…strived to improve myself. Since he didn’t help me, I relied on myself. As a result, I became a scholar at the age of eleven. After seven years, I placed second in the Hanlin examination, and was able to enter the Hanlin Academy…
I had put in so much effort, studying day and night, and merely became a seven rank minor official! But my older brother, who doesn’t have any ability, became a fifth rank official just because of my father’s support!”
“Why? We’re both his sons, yet why was he also so partial towards my older brother even though I’m the one who has the ability? If I was able to switch places with him, I would have definitely been able to accomplish my goals and bring pride to my family!”
“That was all until I met you!”