Chapter 118 A Lover Who Was Also An Ally
The guest hall was wrapped in a peculiar stillness. Lin Qi looked at Blackbeard, then looked at Black Rose. He suddenly stood up. When he did, Blackbeard was so nervous he nearly broke the tea cup in his hand, Black Rose Ross’ brows jumped as she subconsciously sat straight on the sofa.
Lin Qi ignored the pair of man and woman with ulterior motives. He walked over to the window of the guest hall where the main gate of the ancestral residence in the distance could be seen.
Fat Bird Kirk was climbing into his carriage under the escort of his bodyguards while Arthur politely waited at one side. Since the distance was too far, Lin Qi couldn’t see the movements of Arthur’s lips, and in turn unable to learn what they were talking about. But looking at Arthur’s humble attitude, Fat Bird Kirk should be a backer that he found.
“So stupid, if he got this Fat Pig as a backer, why must he expose it so early?” Lin Qi suddenly let out a soft sigh.
Blackbeard snorted. He touched his huge nose and didn’t utter a word.
In contrast, Black Rose Ross tenderly laughed. She stood up and slowly walked over to Lin Qi before narrowing her eyes to look at Fat Bird Kirk’s group of people who are slowly leaving in the distance. She softly said with a smile, “Apparently, this boy, Arthur, is scared. Blackbeard, what do you think?”
Blackbeard sneered. He also stood up and moved to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Black Rose Ross behind Lin Qi. He said in a low voice, “This little demon is scared. He has suffered so much in Lin Qi’s hands, moreover this time Lin Qi treated him this way, not giving him the slightest bit of face. He’s worried about his little life.”
Lin Qi thoughtfully said, “So, he impatiently brought over his backer?”
Black Rose Ross shook her head and said, “Not brought over, Arthur only coincidentally ran into him. This morning the three of us entered Dunerk together. I and Twain just did a huge business outside and was passing through Dunerk to return to our own territory. As for Fat Pig, it seems he just came from the imperial capital, doing that business of his. Without the backing of the nobilities in the capital, how can his goods be delivered?”
Lin Qi softly sighed and said, “Then Arthur is truly dumb, this kind of backing, how can it be used so easily?”
Blackbeard strongly patted Lin Qi’s shoulder. He lowered his voice and said, “You’re too harsh toward him. He’s scared, he’s frightened. He’s afraid that before he takes over Red-haired Demon’s territory, he would be killed by you, boy. So he looked for a backing, at least making me refrain from shooting at the mouse for fear of breaking the vase, not daring to truly take action against him.”
Showing a charming smile, Black Rose Ross gently sighed and said, “A cute idiot, if you, Blackbeard, wanted to take action against him, even if it’s Fat Pig, what could he do?”
Straightening his chest and spreading his legs to stand more firmly, Blackbeard took out a cigar and held it in his mouth. Black Rose Ross smiled as she softly flicked her finger. A dot of black flame flashed on the cigarette butt, helping Blackbeard light the cigar. Blackbeard strongly inhaled before puffing out two streams of thick smoke from his nostrils. He sneered and said, “Fat Pig doesn’t really matter, that thin stick, he wanted to take advantage of the situation!”
Lin Qi thoughtfully nodded. Clearly, although Fat Bird Kirk was met by chance, he had the intention to support Arthur. His purpose was to let Arthur return to his father, Red-haired Demon’s, territory safe and sound. But Mantis Twain, why did he come along?
When looking at Twain, Lin Qi felt that he was a jackal that only ate rotting flesh. He should have sniffed out a profitable smell that made him tag along. It was good that Blackbeard coincidentally revealed his relationship with Black Rose Ross, if two Black Deacons joined hands, the pressure would fall entirely on Black Tiger Family.
A huge smuggled didn’t really matter, but Mantis Twain was the boss of brigands and kidnappers. A bandit boss who dared to kidnap a duchess of a kingdom, the military force in his hands was no small matter. The two people joined hands, even Black Tiger Family couldn’t effortlessly bear it.
Yet when the love affair between Blackbeard and Black Rose was revealed, Mantis Twain sensibly chose to retreat. As for Fat Bird Kirk, after declaring his support for Arthur, he also sensibly left Black Tiger Family. Both parties probed each other a little, they gained a certain something and nothing at the same time; It was a very subtle thing.
Perhaps the only one who gained the biggest benefit was Blackbeard!
With a gloomy face, Lin Qi turned around to look at Blackbeard. He looked at his own old man, then looked at the red-faced Black Rose Ross before suddenly saying, “Very good, Aunt Ross, you aren’t going to marry my old man, are you?”
Black Rose Ross charmingly glanced at Lin Qi. She tenderly smiled and said, “Being lovers is good, of we get married, the other people in Night Union will be uneasy. Hehe, your father and I are lovers and also allies. Boy, this way is good for everyone, isn’t it?”
After looking thoughtfully at Black Rose Ross, Lin Qi beckoned at Blackbeard with his finger.
Blackbeard laughed mischievously before obediently following Lin Qi to a corner of the guest hall. Lin Qi looked at Black Rose Ross who stood before the window enjoying the scenery while waving her small fan. He lowered his voice and asked, “You didn’t make a hybrid younger brother for me, right?”
Blackbeard narrowed his eyes. He softly laughed and said, “How could I? The family ancestral teaching is there, how can I commit that kind of mistake? Oh, honestly speaking, your old man is also a healthy man, I need women, don’t I? Oh, normal women will broke after your old man held them two times, this woman is powerful enough, she’s the only one who can accompany your old man in having fun all night, I’m satisfied, she’s also satisfied!”
Poking his finger at Lin Qi’s stomach, Blackbeard smiled and said, “An intimate ally, son, this woman’s methods are pretty good, with me allying with her, everyone will benefit. Everyone is happy in addition to gaining a firm ally. Furthermore we don’t meddle in each other’s business, this is a pretty good thing, don’t you think?”
“Arthur!” Lin Qi put aside Black Rose Ross’ matter. Like what Blackbeard said, he was a healthy man, he should have his own life. Lin Qi felt that, he wasn’t his mother, so he didn’t have the authority to manage Blackbeard’s private life. As long as he didn’t return with a hybrid younger brother, Blackbeard could do whatever he loved to do!
The only problem was Arthur!
“Oh, the day after tomorrow, you bring some people to the imperial capital while he will bring some to his devil father’s territory!” Blackbeard gave Lin Qi a deep look and said, “His future life and death will no longer be my responsibility. This is the decision made by the Night Union Deacon Meeting then!”
Lin Qi smiled. He deeply bowed toward Black Rose Ross and said with a loud laugh, “Aunt Ross, you’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met, my father, his luck is truly not bad. I wish you two a good day, I shal first take my leave!”
Laughing heartily, Lin Qi picked up the golden note Fat Bird Kirk left behind before striding out of the guest hall in glee.