Chapter 307 Hey, Old Acquaintance!
Li Yundong looked at Mei Niang and felt that the woman was like a madam. He frowned and said in a deep voice, "Are you in charge here?"
As the saying goes, women are the best business cards for men. Mei Niang, who had always been heavily involved in the circles of fame and fortune, naturally knew this very well. Seeing Li Yundong with so many beautiful women around him, she could clearly tell that he was no ordinary person. She did not dare to neglect him and said with an apologetic smile, "Thank you for choosing our business. I am the madame here. May I know your surname?"
Li Yundong wanted to ask Mei Niang if this was the property of the Fox Zen School. However, when he looked around, he saw that the people in the hall were all looking at them, so he just said, "Let's find a place to sit down and talk. Would that be possible?"
Mei Niang's eyes darted sideways. She pointed to a doorway and said, "In that case, let's have a chat in a private room."
Mei Niang snapped her fingers and called a waitress with heavy makeup over. She said, "Go to the second floor and prepare a VIP room for us."
The head waitress nodded and pulled out a walkie-talkie, into which she fired off a round of instructions. Mei Niang turned around and gave Li Yundong an enchanting smile before leading the way herself.
Ruan Hongling noticed that the woman was covered in dust and heavy with the scent of lust. She shook her slender neck and scolded in a low voice, "Shameless!"
Mei Niang heard this clearly. However, she had heard such things many times and was already thoroughly desensitized. She merely smiled, not taking the insult to heart.
Li Yundong followed her to the private room. He couldn't help feeling that the decoration of the entertainment city was quite luxurious. It was a western-style building, splendid all around, and there were seductive women in revealing outfits passing by occasionally. Wafts of heady perfumes circulated through the air and attacked Li Yundong's senses.
After walking to the second floor, Li Yundong followed Mei Niang into an extremely spacious VIP room. This room was like a presidential suite. The living room was covered with sofa carpets and dominated by a huge plasma TV. In the bedroom was a very large bed, and beside the bedroom was a bathroom. It could be said that everything one could ever need was available.
Mei Niang entered the room and politely gestured for Li Yundong and the others to sit on the sofa. She said with a charming smile, "This boss is so young. I have been in this business for so long, but I have never seen such an imposing and handsome guy as you before!"
Her words were complimentary and her tone seemed to inherently be one of flattery and seduction. Zhou Qin and Zi Yuan, who were beside her, both frowned.
Li Yundong didn't beat around the bush and got straight to the point. "Hello, my surname is Li. Do you know Liu Ye?"
Mei Niang's entire body jolted when she heard those words and her smile stiffened unnaturally. "Liu Ye? Who is he? I've never heard of him before."
Li Yundong immediately caught the look on Mei Niang's face. He said, "Don't lie to me. Do you know him or not? I can tell you that we can be said to be Liu Ye's friends. We want to get some information from you."
Mei Ya's sharp eyes swept over Li Yundong and the others. She could see that Li Yundong's expression was not fake, so she responded, "Yes, I know Liu Ye. What's going on?"
Li Yundong asked, "What's your relationship with him?"
Mei Niang became even more alert. "Why are you asking this?"
At this moment, Zi Yuan sent a transmission to Li Yundong. "She's a human body, not a Fox Spirit. She might be an outer disciple."
Li Yundong understood and continued to ask, "Do you have a master-student relationship with him?"
Unexpectedly, Mei Niang was stunned and suddenly burst out laughing, tears glittering in her eyes. She wiped away the tears and said with a smile, "He and I, master and disciple? Who told you that? Did he tell you that? Hah, what a joke!"
Li Yundong asked in a deep voice, "What's your relationship with him? Could it be..."
Mei Niang's rolled her eyes. "Could it be something? An illicit romance? Hey, that's right. That ghost is my lover!" After explaining the relationship, she simply sat down on the sofa and crossed her legs. Then, she took out a lady's cigarette and lit it skillfully. She took a deep breath and blew a smoke ring, then said, "You don't look like bad people. Tell me, what are you doing here? Don't tell me that you are Liu Ye's illegitimate child coming to ask for alimony from me. I don't have that kind of money!"
Li Yundong had originally thought that this woman was Liu Ye's outer disciple. He had not at all been expecting her to be his lover. His heart was jittering as he thought, >"That old man still has it. He's going after young women even at his age. As the Leader, he still looks for lovers outside! No one in the Fox Zen School is reliable. What the f*ck!?"
Since they were lovers, Li Yundong couldn't put on airs as the head of the sect. He secretly wiped his sweat away and said, "That's not the case. I just came to tell you one thing, and then ask you something while I have the chance."
Mei Niang was casually taking drags from her cigarette. She squinted her eyes and said, "Well, what is it? Say it. Why didn't that damn devil come and see me himself?"
Li Yundong pondered for a moment before saying, "Liu Ye is dead..."
Mei Niang suddenly froze, cigarette in-hand. Her face was wooden and she was unable to speak for a long time. After a while, two teardrops fell from her face. She muttered, "You damn fool, you didn't come to see me for a long time. I thought that you were fooling around, but it turns out that you were already dead..."
After muttering to herself for a while, she wiped away her tears and concealed the sadness on her face, as if nothing had happened just now. She then asked, "Did you come to me just to tell me this?"
Seeing that she had recovered so quickly, Li Yundong was stunned. He thought for a moment, then stood up and said, "Yep, we're only here to tell you about this."
Mei Niang muttered, "Was there any need to bring so many people? Bringing in so many beautiful women will make all the young ladies here so self-conscious that they won't dare to receive guests later!"
Li Yundong didn't know whether to laugh or cry. He took the initiative and walked outside. Cao Yi suddenly asked, "Master... Li Yundong, you're leaving just like that?"
Li Yundong looked at her and asked meaningfully, "Is there anything else to say?"
Cao Yi didn't dare to comment. She forced a smile and didn't say anything.
When Li Yundong reached the door, he suddenly stopped, turned around, and asked, "By the way, do you know Liu Ye's true identity?"
Mei Niang was still leaning lazily on the sofa with her legs crossed. She puffed a ring of smoke and leisurely said, "The only thing we concern ourselves with in this business is the money in the customer's wallet. Why would we need to care about what they do?"
Li Yundong frowned. "You and he are not...?"
Mei Niang didn't wait for him to finish speaking. She sneered and interrupted, "So what? In the end he left as he pleased. All I know is that he was like a ghost. If he missed me, he'd come and find me. If he didn't, he'd throw me aside. I was even worse than an inflatable doll in his eyes!"
Li Yundong secretly squirmed with embarrassment when he heard that. He didn't say anything more and turned to leave.
After he had taken Su Chan and the others out of the entertainment city, Su Chan asked in confusion, "Yundong, why didn't you ask her about the Fox Zen School's industry?"
Cao Yi also took the opportunity to ask, "Yes, why not?"
Li Yundong pulled a long face and said, "Forget about whether this is the industry of Fox Zen School. Even if it is, I don't want this kind of money. As a cultivator, won’t your hands burn if you use this kind of dirty money? Besides, didn’t you hear what Mei Niang said? She's not a disciple of Fox Zen School, nor is she a disciple of Liu Ye, so she won't be under the control of our Fox Zen Sect. No matter how much power I have, I can't stop her from doing anything. Moreover, she's the lover of the former Head of the Sect. Didn't you hear what she said just now? Her words have deep meaning, which means she is defending us! Unless we have evidence to prove that this is the industry of Fox Zen School, we have no way to just seize it."
Li Yundong paused before saying, "I don't want any evidence, not to mention that there is no evidence. I wouldn't have cared before, but since I have taken over the Fox Zen School, I can't get involved in this kind of thing. Wouldn't it be shameful if others knew? What would other Cultivation sects think of our Fox Zen School?"
Cao Yi was embarrassed by Li Yundong's words, while the little girl beside her muttered, "I said that the waimen disciples I saw when I went back to the Fox Zen School with Master last time were all wearing heavy makeup."
The expression on Zi Yuan's face was strange, but she still asked with concern, "Then we have no source of funds. Li Yundong, do you have any other plans?"
Li Yundong had just breathed a heavy sigh and was about to speak when he suddenly noticed Mei Niang chasing after him from the entertainment city. She called loudly, "Hey, handsome, wait a moment!"
Cao Yi and Su Chan felt a jolt in their hearts. "Is this woman's conscience telling us that she should give up this estate to us?"
But they saw the woman running over to Li Yundong with a charming smile on her face. She handed over a business card, then winked at Li Yundong and said in a charming voice, "Handsome, since we met each other today, it must be fate. This is my business card. Call me when you want to come out and play. Heh, although the quality of the girls here is not as good as that of the ones around you, as the saying goes, a homely flower doesn't have the fragrance of a wildflower. I'm sure you know what I mean!"
After that, she giggled and threw a kiss at Li Yundong. Then, she turned around and headed back.
Li Yundong gawked at the card in his hand. "Damn, do I really look so much like a frequenter of whorehouses?"
When Su Chan saw that the woman was trying to seduce Li Yundong in front of her and heard her say that she didn't have the fragrance of a wildflower, she couldn't help being angry. She jumped up, rushed over to Li Yundong's side, and patted Li Yundong's clothes with her hand, as if she wanted to help him sweep away the smell of makeup and perfume from his body.
"She's really too much!" Su Chan said angrily. "How could she say something like that? Shame on her!"
Li Yundong tossed the business card away, then clapped his hands together and coughed. "Okay, okay, let's hurry up and leave. Isn't it shameful even just to stand here?"
Several of the women glared angrily at the entertainment city and left with a belly full of resentment. Ruan Hongling and Su Chan surprisingly collaborated in one task along the way: shouting abuse at Mei Niang.
After listening for a while, Li Yundong couldn't help but feel a headache coming on. He said, "All right, both of you, calm down. The most important thing now is thinking of a new source of wealth!"
Hearing this, the other people became gloomy. Even Zi Yuan frowned. Zhou Qin said softly from beside her, "Why don't we buy the shop I mentioned in the first place?"
Li Yundong smiled bitterly and said, "It's not a bad idea, but distant water can't quench the present thirst!"
Just as the few famous figures of the Cultivation World were at a loss over what to do with Brother Kong Fang, a young lady suddenly appeared next to him. She held a stack of leaflets in her hand and enthusiastically greeted them before handing over a flyer.
Li Yundong took it but didn't look at it. Su Chan, Ruan Hongling, and Cao Yi each took one casually. Only Zi Yuan and Zhou Qin were too cold to pay the girl any attention. The young woman didn't dare to offend them, so she didn't forcefully hand over a flyer.
Li Yundong took a look and saw an advertisement for Tie Guanyin it. He suddenly didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Damn, the Tie Guanyin fanatics are too powerful, aren't they? The advertisements are completely pervasive!"
As soon as he had finished speaking, several other people looked down at the flyer. Ruan Hongling was overjoyed and shouted, "I have an idea!"
Everyone looked at her. Ruan Hongling pointed at the leaflets with a red face and said, "Look, look!"
Li Yundong took a look and saw that there was a note in the middle of the leaflets which read: "The first Chinese tea and challenge tournament will be held in Dongwu City in five days' time."
Li Yundong went through it. It was about welcoming all kinds of tea artists to the art festival. The Tie Guanyin would set up an arena in Dongwu City. At that time, they would invite all kinds of famous guests to evaluate the tea products and choose the best tea art beauties in China.
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Even tea merchants have started to do eye-catching business? But what does this have to do with us?"
Ruan Hongling pointed to the following words and said excitedly, "Look at the bonus! Look at the bonus!"
Li Yundong took another look. Good Lord, two million yuan as prize money!
But he still smiled and said, "This two million yuan will not be ours. The F1 formula bonus is even higher. Why don't you aim for that?"
Ruan Hongling rolled her eyes at Li Yundong. "Of course you wouldn't be able to obtain it, but sister Zi Yuan is different!"
Zi Yuan said angrily, "Hongling!"
Ruan Hongling didn't buy it. She held Zi Yuan's hand and said, "Sister Zi Yuan, we're so poor that we can't even afford to pay the rent! Do you still want to hold out?"
Li Yundong looked curiously at Zi Yuan. "Zi Yuan, you know the art of tea?"
Ruan Hongling said with a derogatory snort, "Of course! If Sister Zi Yuan's tea art is number two, then who in this world would dare to think that they're number one! If she participates in this competition, this money will definitely be in Sister Zi Yuan's pocket!"
Li Yundong gave Zi Yuan a thumbs-up and praised her. "Sister Immortal is Sister Immortal. She's awesome. I admire her!"
Su Chan suddenly pulled Li Yundong's arm and raised the leaflets. She pointed to a person printed in the lower right corner and said, "Yundong, why do I feel that this person looks familiar?"
Li Yundong took a closer look and found that the man was the organizer of the event. He had a pure, good temperament of a nouveau riche. If he was not Zheng Youming, who had been destroyed by Li Yundong, who else could it be?
Li Yundong was happy and laughed. "Gee, I know him! If we don't make money from him, we will be damned by the Heavens and struck by lightning!"