Chapter 116 Watching The Fun Along The Way
“Father!” Arthur walked up to Blackbeard and greeted respectfully.
Blackbeard smiled before passionately hugging Arthur. He turned his head to glance at Lin Qi as his eyes flashed with a cold glint of warning. Clearly Blackbeard didn’t want Lin Qi to do something he wasn’t supposed to in front of the three Black Deacons.
Lin Qi smiled. He walked out of the crowd before respectfully greeting ‘happy new year’ to Fat Bird Kirk and the other two. Then he also passionately hugged Arthur. “Dear elder brother, why didn’t you come to the family feast yesterday? I really missed you to death, what have you been doing these days? Oh, right, how is that lover of yours? The girl with pale golden hair?”
Arthur’s heart was gloomy, but he was also full of smiles while strongly hugging Lin Qi.
Dear Lin Qi, I’ve been busy with many things these days, so I didn’t have time to go to the family feast.” Lightly sighing, Arthur looked at Lin Qi and slowly said, “As for Octavia, she already left Dunerk, after all she has her own life.”
Lin Qi narrowed his eyes while Arthur also did the same with his single eye. The two stared at each other a while before suddenly burst out laughing at the same time.
The two people were aware. Since Lin Qi asked the question, Arthur knew that Lin Qi had definitely investigated his little lover who appear in Green Rose Hotel in secret; but from the answer Arthur gave Lin Qi, Lin Qi also knew that he would no longer able to find the beautiful girl with long pale golden hair.
With artificial smiles, the two people stood arm in arm next to Blackbeard, truly like a pair of blood brothers with deep affection.
Mantis Twain widened his eyes and said with a hypocritical smile, “Black Tiger, you have a pair of good sons!”
Black Rose Madam Ross took out a small folding fan made of sandalwood to cover her small mouth as she was laughing softly. Her beautiful eyes looked back and forth between Lin Qi and Arthur, appearing very interested. Lin Qi smiled brilliantly at Madam Ross. The woman was very pleasing to the eyes, so Lin Qi didn’t mind taking a few more glances at her.
Of course, Madam Ross was still not as attractive as the lovely and glittering crowings. Even when Lin Qi was sizing her curvaceous body, he was calculating how much lovely gold coins those filthy beastmen were willing to spend if Madam Ross were to be sold to Five Dalian Island? It was Madam Ross’ profession, so using gold coins to weigh her value, Lin Qi felt that it was a matter of course.
“She must worth a lot of money!” Lin Qi finally gave Madam Ross his judgment.
Only Fat Bird Kirk’s laughter was particularly fake. His smile was like plastered on a mask covering his face, without a hint of emotion. He narrowed his eyes. The sharp look from the narrowed eyes swept over Lin Qi like a knife, but every time Lin Qi smiled at him, Fat Bird Kirk extremely cautiously shifted his own gaze.
After a period of cordial etiquette and greetings, Blackbeard invited the three people with important status into the ancestral residence, taking them into the most luxurious parlor in the main residence. It was early in the morning, so everyone hadn’t had breakfast. Very quickly, fragrant tea and various kinds of light refreshment were brought up. Above all, a roasted pig and two smoked sheep legs were arranged in front of Fat Bird Kirk. There were also a huge plate of tuna salad and seven to eight sausages with pickled vegetables.
It was Lin Qi’s first time witnessing a person with such a big appetite. A formal conversation hadn’t even started, yet Fat Bird Kirk had already finished the roasted pig and smoked sheep legs, even the bones of the pig were swallowed. Soon after, the tuna salad also quickly disappeared into his mouth while the sausages that were as big as a child’s arm were each swallowed in one bite.
Lin Qi even doubted if the sausages were chewed or swallowed whole by Fat Bird Kirk!
Such a terrifying fatty, his appetite was truly too big. Lin Qi inwardly calculated how much gold coins he had eaten up. Lin Qi felt that afterward he had to extort the fatty a hundredfold of what he ate up today.
At the same time, Arthur unexpectedly walked out of the carriage that belonged to the repulsive fatty. Lin Qi couldn’t help but doubt whether Arthur and Fat Bird Kirk had some mutual interest; if Fat Bird Kirk was truly the external help that Arthur found, then Lin Qi had to think of every possible way of dealing with Fat Bird Kirk. It was no good news.
To be able to control the majority of smuggling business along the northern coastal area, one could well imagine how enormous Fat Bird Kirk’s influence was. Perhaps his subordinates’ fighting strength wouldn’t be as powerful as that of Black Tiger Family, but the network and various connections Fat Birk Kirk had on the ground were no small matter. After all, how could smuggling business be separated from the support of government?
A boss of the underground world who had the government power as backing couldn’t be easily dealt with.
As Lin Qi was turning over various thoughts in his mind, he saw Blackbeard drinking a cup of tea before strongly rubbing his thick black beard. He chuckled and loudly asked, “I’m truly baffled, how do the three of you have time to visit me on the first day of the new year? Hahaha, your old nests are quite a distance away from Dunerk!”
Black Rose Madam Ross put on a deemphasizing smile. She threw a coquettish glance at Lin Qi and sweetly said, “Sir Black Tiger, Ross merely passed by coincidence. There was a huge business a while ago, so I personally went to Vias Business Union. The journey was arduous, in the end I celebrated the new year outside. I came to Dunerk to board a ship to return home, and I ran into these two by chance!”
With stooped waist, Mantis Twain looked around with a sly gaze. He also smirked and said, “Black Tiger, I’m also merely passing by. Hehe, huge business, I just did a huge transaction, so I came to ask you to dispatch a ship, what about dispatching some reliable people to send me home? Who told Dunerk to be the only open port at the northern empire? I can only ask you. It’s fat pig here who specifically come looking for you.”
Ross and Twain gently pushed Fat Bird Kirk out. The plump Fat Bird Kirk laughed before straightening his body with difficulty and wiping his huge greasy hand using a napkin.
Coughing drily, Fat Bird Kirk smiled and said, “I’m also merely passing by, haha, watching the fun along the way.”
After muttering to himself for a while, Fat Bird Kirk looked at Blackbeard and said with a smile, “I heard young master Arthur is about to return to his biological father’s territory and take control of it? Black Tiger, you know that Red-haired Demon’s territory is connected with a major road, so it is very important for my business. I want to make clear on Arthur’s future development….”
Arthur smiled at Fat Bird Kirk. He opened his mouth as if wanting to say something.
However, Blackbeard’s cold and gloomy words made Arthur’s smile suddenly froze.
“Fat pig, the matters of my Black Tiger Family is nothing you need to worry about, right? How Arthur is going to be, what goddamn business does it have to do with you?”