Chapter 90: The Beauty’s Melody (1)
“With so many gentlemen present in this room, she is feeling quite shy. So she would like to invite the youngest gentlemen of the crowd, someone courageous and strong, to join her onstage as she performs.”
Her words caused the audience to cheer even louder! They ignored the small details that the old lady mentioned at the end of her sentence, and volunteered themselves anxiously; some even shouted to get attention!
“What’s so interesting about a little boy? Only mature masters like us can satisfy those girls, or has your old hostess over there made an error in her announcement?”
The old woman was not in a hurry to answer their questions. She covered her mouth with her sleeve and laughed once again. “Our beautiful Jing Yun is still a virgin. Naturally, since this is Jing Yun’s first appearance in the capital, she would want to find a young man.”
“Most of the people who come to the brothel are adults. How could she find a young boy here?”
“Who says only mature men come here, aren’t I young myself?”
A lazy voice echoed through the hall; it was noticeably bright and tender, but it overpowered all the voices in the room.
Regardless of the discouragement of the teenagers stomped their feet in protest, Gong Yi Mo stepped forward and leaned against the wooden fence as she looked down upon the stage. Her lazy and sloppy appearance seemed to carry with it a domineering air.
The audience looked up and couldn’t help but stare. It looks like there really was a young boy in the crowd who didn’t look older than 10 years of age. He looked just like a lotus flower. Although he looked delicate, the temperament of a rich young master was definitely there.
The rest of the crowd had no riches to boast. Some of them looked up in dissatisfaction and teased, “What kind of beauty would a little boy your age satisfy? If it’s you, I’m afraid that you haven’t weaned off your mother’s milk yet!”
His words caused the crowd to roar in laughter. Gong Yi Mo rubbed her nose and retorted, “How would you know whether I’ve weaned off or not? Either way, I’m still going for a woman’s chest.”
Hearing a young master swear at such a young age, the crowd couldn’t deny that this was an unruly little boy. There were those who continued to tease her in amusement, “Look he’s upset, maybe he’s embarrassed that his body is too short, since his height only reaches up to a woman’s chest!”
Gong Yi Mo looked at the speaker with indifference and simply replied, “It’s obvious that you’re just jealous!” She went up towards the old servant on stage and said, “Aren’t you going to call the beauty out? Especially after inviting this young master!”
The old woman’s eyes narrowed as she scrutinized the boy before her. Finally she replied, “Eh? Yes, then let’s begin!”
The sound of the pipa floated from the background and had slowly raised in pitch. Knowing that the beauty was about to make her appearance, the crowd hushed into silence and stared intensely at the stage. The suspense caused their emotions to rise with anticipation!
Shen Shi Ye fiercely flicked the back of Gong Yi Mo’s head before saying with a steely voice, “They were clearly targeting you. Why do you have to go?!”
Having been hit when her guard was down, Gong Yi Mo angrily replied, “Shi Ye, isn’t that what you did! So what, are you going to try and smack me again!!”
Shen Shiye immediately drew back. He looked at his other friends but the teenagers merely bowed their heads and pretended as if they didn’t see anything. Shen Shiye grumbled at their pretense.
“Aren’t you afraid that you’ll fall for someone else’s schemes? If you get into trouble, your elder royal brother will definitely find trouble with me.”
Gong Yi Mo glanced at him as if to say, ‘Since you aren’t afraid of speaking informally with me, why would a spoiled child like you be scared of him?’
Feeling embarrassed by her frank stare, Shen Shi Ye was about to reply in anger when suddenly, the crowd burst out in screams; could it that the kingdom’s number one beauty, Jing Yun, was about to make her appearance?
Gong Yi Mo quickly rushed over to get a good view; she saw four maidens who were dressed in red silk. Their movements were like fish in water, full of grace, and each of them had voluptuous figures. As their dance was accompanied with the lively tune from the pipa, their red silk fluttered in the air, catching everyone’s attention. But each one of the audience wondered, ‘which one of them is Jing Yun?’