Chapter 117 Old Lovers
Fat Bird Kirk’s expression abruptly changed. Blackbeard’s words truly didn’t leave him with any face. No matter what, he was also one of Night Union’s 13 Black Deacons. Although he didn’t have tremendous military force with firm stronghold and always-ready army like Black Tiger Family, yet his strength and influence was also not something people could easily look down upon.
The silver fork in Fat Bird Kirk’s hand was kneaded into a ball like a dough. Then, as a ball of flame appeared on his palm, the fork gradually melted. Silver liquid dripped through the cracks between his fingers, burning several holes as big as a fist on the carpet next to his foot.
Mantis Twain strangely laughed, then he diverted his attention entirely to the refreshments in front of him. He drank some tea from his tea cup and grabbed some snack to stuff it into his mouth while adopting a neutral attitude, neither helping one person or the other.
In contrast, Black Rose Ross lazily leaned backwards, practically reclining on the sofa. Every curve of her beautiful figure was brimming with an alluring charm. She softly laughed. Her laughter was melodious, making people’s hearts itch.
Blackbeard laughed mischievously. With both hands on his knees, he spoke word by word, “Fat Pig, Arthur is my foster son, this thing was decided at that time by the joint conference of Night Union’s 13 Black Deacons, I shall raise him, then he will take over his father’s territory.”
Coughing softly, Blackbeard sneered and said, “Since he is my foster son, then all his matters are my Black Tiger Family’s internal affairs. He still hasn’t taken over Red-haired Demon’s territory, yet here you are already itching to jump right in. Are you eyeing my, Black Tiger’s, territory?”
Fat Bird Kirk narrowed his eyes. He said in a low voice, “Black Tiger, you’re mistaken.”
Blackbeard ignored Fat Bird Kirk’s words. He simply continued word by word, “A long time ago, some people once wanted to meddle in our Black Tiger Family’s affairs, wanted to fish up some meat from our territory. But they were all beheaded! Fat Pig, every word you want to say to me here, it’s best if you consider carefully before saying anything!”
Fat Bird Kirk’s expression turned incomparably stiff. He knitted his brows and in accordance to Blackbeard’s words, carefully choosing his next words.
Arthur faintly smiled. He stood up and slightly bowed toward Blackbeard before saying, “Father, Uncle Kirk is merely concerned.”
Blackbeard’s gaze was like lightning when he glanced at Arthur. Arthur was intimidated and subconsciously retreated two steps, nearly tumbling to the ground. Blackbeard waved his hand and said, “You’re this old man’s foster son, why do other people need to be concerned about you? For example, Ross, you’re my old lover, if other people asked you what color of underwear you’re wearing today, what do you think I should do?”
Black Rose Madam Ross’ gaze moved. She gave Blackbeard a lovely smile. She had unknowingly taken out a black rose as big as a child’s fist, then softly said, “You old demon, why on earth are you mentioning these things in front of the children? Hehe, who dared to ask me these kind of things in front of you, wouldn’t that person be beheaded by you and his head hung at the harbor?”
Mantis Twain who was eating and drinking suddenly blanked. He quickly glanced at Blackbeard and Black Rose before lowering his head and continue eating. His originally flickering gaze already turned incomparably clear. It was obvious that he was previously still interested in meddling in the affair, but after Blackbeard suddenly mentioned the relationship between Black Rose Ross and him, Mantis Twain already lost any interest.
Fat Bird Kirk’s expression also turned incomparably ugly. He resentfully looked at Arthur, then at Black Rose Ross with a little headache, before finally looking at Blackbeard. After deliberating for a while, Fat Bird Kirk forced a smile and said, “Then, Black Tiger, I shall ask you directly. If your foster son took over Red-haired Demon’s territory, it wouldn’t disturb my business right?”
Narrowing his eyes at Blackbeard, Fat Bird Kirk lowered his voice and said, “It’s Red-haired Demon’s territory. Fifty percent of the tobacco and alcohol that I smuggle every year have to pass through his territory. Black Tiger, we’re old friends, you can’t cheat on me!”
Blackbeard secretly gave Lin Qi a side glance before suddenly laughing heartily. He said, “You don’t meddle in my business, why would I cheat on you? I already talked to Arthur, the day after tomorrow, he will bring 20 armed ships to return to and take over his father’s territory. From then on, anything that happen on the territory left behind by Red-haired Demon will have nothing to do with me, Blackbeard!”
Spreading his hands, Blackbeard said in a low voice, “Originally we made a collective decision, don’t tell me you’ve forgotten? Before Arthur takes over, no one can touch Red-haired Demon’s territory. After Arthur takes over, the affairs of that territory shall proceed according to the rules, I absolutely won’t break the rules.”
When saying that he wouldn’t break the rules, Blackbeard coldly looked at Fat Bird Kirk.
Fat Bird Kirk was silent for a while. He lowered his voice and said, “Black Tiger, you still remember our collective decision, this is good. But I heard….”
Quickly taking a glance at Lin Qi, Fat Bird Kirk looked at Arthur and said, “I heard in your Black Tiger Family, Arthur….”
Black Rose Madam Ross suddenly showed a sweet smile. She gently said, “How can rumors be taken seriously? What kind of person Black Tiger is, are you still not aware? Also, Arthur isn’t your foster son, yet what is this you are insisting on? Not to mention Blackbeard, even I’ve seen it all through, oh?”
Ross tossed a coquettish glance at Blackbeard, making him slap his thigh and start to laugh heartily. After laughing for a while, Blackbeard glanced at Lin Qi with a little guilt before muttering some curses to himself.
Lin Qi smiled widely. He glanced at Ross and said with a smile, “Aunt Ross’ words were very reasonable, some people mustn’t meddle in our family’s affairs, there would be no benefit for everyone, would there? Oh, Uncle Fat Pig, the fork in your hand was worth 20 gold coins, the carpet you burned was worth 3000 gold coins, may I trouble you to compensate for them before you leave?”
Fat Bird Kirk laughed and stood up with difficulty. He took out a golden note worth ten thousand gold coins from his sleeve and slowly put it on the table in front of him. He nodded at Blackbeard and said in a low voice, “Then, everything afterwards shall proceed in accordance with the rules.”
Blackbeard said without any expression on his face, “Safe trip, I won’t see you off. Arthur, why don’t you see Fat Pig off!”
Arthur quietly gave Blackbeard a deep bow, then followed Fat Bird Kirk out.
Not long after, Mantis Twain also took his leave, leaving only Black Rose Ross.
The atmosphere inside the guest hall immediately became incomparably strange. Enzo and the others noiselessly left, leaving Lin Qi’s group of three.