It turns out that when they went above ground, they were actually somewhere in Long'an City.
It was late at night at present. Chen Shi and the two other men entered a car. The road was full of lights and colorful bright signs. The feeling of being able to see the clear skies again was amazing.
"...So, as long as you follow Brother Yang, your clothes and food would be abundant... Are you even listening to me?" The thin man nudged Chen Shi with his elbow.
"Sorry, I was watching the night scenery."
“What's so good about the night scene?”
"Try being imprisoned for seven days then!"
They got to a high-end clubhouse and the waiter led them into a private room. There were two rows of sofas and a table with lots of beer and snacks on the table. Brother Yang was wearing a red suit and sat right in the middle with a woman on each side of him wearing exposing clothes. His gold-rimmed glasses reflected the laser lights in the private room. The sofas were full of women surrounding Brother Yang as if it was a harem around a king.
The thin man fiddled with his hands and smiled. "Brother Yang really knows how to pick places. I’ve long since wanted to come here.”
"Come here!" Yang pointed to a seat on the sofa and the women in that area immediately removed themselves.
"Okay!" The thin man had a smile plastered on his face.
"I’m not talking to you!" He pointed to Chen Shi.
After Chen Shi sat down, Yang said, "These past few days..."
Chen Shi suddenly grabbed the lollies and popcorn on the table and started to eat. Then, he opened a bottle of beer and chugged it all down. He almost immediately burped. "Give me smokes! Give ‘em here!"
Yang smiled and took a cigar out from his pockets. "I like your straightforward character."
Chen Shi was holding a woman and smoking a cigar. "If Brother Yang wanted to investigate me, you should have just told me. I suffered a lot these past few days.”
"That was a test for you. It takes patience to be in this field. If you don't even have that sort of patience, then I don't think you would be suitable."
"What do you think now?"
"I like your experience very much, but you lied to me. You have no gambling debts."
"Actually, I came because I wanted to make money. When I used to mix in with the dark society, I ate nice things and wore nice clothes. Later on, the boss fell and I was left with nothing. I could only be a driver, so I wanted to come and join you guys.”
"How did you come to know about me?"
Chen Shi took a few seconds to himself and thought of one of the safest answers. "I know Ah Meng!" Ah Meng was still being detained and should not be able to prove it.
Yang smiled. "No wonder he strongly recommended you to me!"
Chen Shi was a bit puzzled. Why did Ah Meng get released? And why would he recommend me? Did I gain trust because of that little traitor?
After a moment of thinking, he came up with an answer. Lin Dongxue and the others were secretly helping using counter-countermeasures! Yes, it must be like this.
Chen Shi smiled. "Coming out to the dark path really depends on your network!"
"I like you very much. Relax tonight, then come work for me tomorrow." Yang took out a stack of banknotes, put it on the table, then got up and left.
"Thank you, Brother Yang!" Chen Shi took it and pulled out a note before stuffing it into the cleavage of one of the ladies. The lady was so happy that she laughed happily. He put the rest of the stack into his clothes.
Once Yang left, the thin man became active and energetic. He squirted champagne everywhere and the ladies squealed like frightened chicks. King Kong buried his head in the double peaks of a big-breasted woman and repeatedly rubbed his head back and forth. The thin man picked the woman that was the most plump. He started to frisk and fondle her whilst trying to urge them to sing.
"Come here! Let’s play a game!"
Chen Shi took the empty cups and pressed a banknote under each cup. He poured alcohol into the cups and said to the ladies, "Drink a cup and take one. Take turns!"
"I’m coming!", "I’ll come!"
The ladies competed towards the cups.
"You really know how to play, Uncle." The thin man said with a smile. "Do you take Ice?"
"I haven't touched that for many years."
"But we’re so happy tonight."
"Fuck off. When I was dipping my head, you were still in your father's pants! I’ll show you..." Chen Shi rolled up his sleeves to show him the needle wounds left by the drugs. Although he didn’t have any, the lights there were dim and the thin guy didn’t carefully examine him.
Chen Shi waved his hand. "I’m old now. I won’t touch it anymore. You have fun playing with it yourself!”
The thin man smiled and vacated an area on the table and took out a packet of crystals from his pocket. When the ladies saw, they cheered happily and enjoyed it with the thin man.
King Kong was still washing his face with milk.
He was afraid it wouldn’t be good to stay at that place for long. Chen Shi took the thin man aside. He shouted over the music, “We can only touch but not do these ladies?”
"Go to the single room-"
"I will go have some fun for a while. Brother, you take your time." Chen Shi patted his shoulder.
The thin man waved his hand to say goodbye and continued taking Ice.
There was a girl who didn’t seem too experienced. She just witnessed someone taking drugs and was so afraid that she was shaking and shying away. Chen Shi took her arm and said, “You can accompany me!”
The waiter brought Chen Shi to the single room. In fact, it was just a motel room. Chen Shi saw a TV and a channel box within a glance and got really excited.
The lady said a little nervously, "Big Brother, what are you playing?"
"You should take a shower first."
"You’re not coming? There is a bathtub inside..."
"I want to watch TV. I haven't watched anything in a while."
The lady deliberately pouted. "Is the TV better looking than I am?"
"Why would you be better to look at than TV?"
"Oh okay..." The lady said with embarrassment. "Big brother, do you think I am ugly?"
"Go to the shower!"
Chen Shi turned on the TV, found a TV series, and enjoyed pop culture. It was nice for a change. The lady urged in bed, "Big Brother, are you still not coming over?" He didn’t hear her at all.
After watching a TV series, the snacks and drinks on the table were all eaten by him. Chen Shi was so tired that he couldn’t think. He couldn’t see the outside from here. When he looked at the TV selection programme, he found out that it was already the next morning.
The young lady on the bed had covered herself with the quilt and slept soundly.
Someone knocked on the door outside. The thin man yelled from outside, "Uncle, you’re too fierce. Let’s go! Come on!”
Chen Shi pretended to have just woken up and said, “I’ll get dressed right away.”
"Hurry up. I’ll wait for you downstairs!"
Chen Shi woke up the lady and the young lady sat up in panic. "Sorry Big Brother, I fell asleep... So, do you still want to play?"
"Nah, I’m really tired after staying up all night.” Chen Shi gave her a hundred yuan. “If someone asks, tell them that we did it last night.”
The lady smiled. "I understand! Men always want face… Give me another one!”
Chen Shi gave her another one. The lady said, "If they ask, I will say we did it twice."
"I’ll give you another one!"
When he gave her the seventh one, the young lady said, "Seven times in a night? Big Brother was too fierce. Even my waist is out of commission… How’s that?”
"You’re really smart. I’ll round up the number." Chen Shi gave her three more. Since it wasn’t his own money, it didn’t hurt giving it away.
Chen Shi went downstairs to find the thin man and King Kong were eating breakfast. The thin man beckoned Chen Shi over. When he saw that Chen Shi looked a bit tired with a pair of dark circles, he smiled wretchedly. "Uncle, you need to pay attention to your body. Be careful that your body doesn’t become completely hollow.”
"My nickname ‘Cum Seven’ isn’t a joke, ya know?"
"Seven times?" The thin man smiled and looked at King Kong. "King Kong and my prowess added up should total at least twenty times.”
"My name is King Kong!"
"Oh bullshit. You can say a hundred times and he can’t prove it. Let me tell you, it’s as hard as an iron bar under there after taking Ice. I took on three gals last night, but my trusty spear never dropped.”
"You’d take any woman?"
"Yeah, Brother Yang has already paid for it. I was still wondering why you stupidly only wanted one?"
"Fuck. If I knew, I should have experienced a threesome!”
The thin man laughed and Chen Shi was laughing as well, but there was a strong disgust in his heart. He thought to himself, Continue to hold and spend the money exchanged by other people's lives. You can only party it up for a few more days anyway.
1. It’s an expression for those that party a lot. Think of someone that’s sitting in a chair surrounded by girls, drinking wine with money just casually sprinkling over him. However it’s said with a negative connotation.