Li Yundong's laughter wounded Zhao Yougen's self-esteem. With a sullen face, he asked, "What's wrong? Don't you think the money is good enough?"
Li Yundong waved his hand with a smile and said, "No, no. In fact, if I were a college student who hasn't graduated yet and only needed to keep you from drinking, then the money would be a lot for me to earn in a month."
Zhao Yougen's feelings turned from anger to joy as he said, "Exactly. What do you hope to gain from being with a woman? Why don't you just come with me?"
Li Yundong refused with a smile. "It's not necessarily the case that I don't have a promising future with a woman. It's also not necessarily possible to have a promising future by working with a man. Regardless, I prefer to live alone. I'm fine as is. Mr. Zhao, I appreciate your kindness!"
Zhao Yougen looked displeased again and said, "What do you mean? You think you're too good to work for me? Humph, young people nowadays are all extremely ambitious and think highly of themselves, but in my opinion, most of them are all talk and no action!"
Li Yundong smiled and said nothing. The two beautiful women beside him also said, "That's right. It's an honor to follow our Boss Zhao. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!"
The other beautiful woman also said coaxingly, "Handsome fella, don't miss out on this. How much money can a college graduate earn in a month? Not enough to pay the rent. Where else will you find such a good opportunity?"
Zhao Yougen laughed and said scoldingly, "You two little tramps, seeing that he is so handsome, you want to cuckold me, don't you?"
When they heard this, both of the beauties said in an affectedly sweet voice, "Mr. Zhao, we're just infatuated with you!"
Zhao Yougen laughed without restraint and said, "It's true. You are infatuated with my money!"
Li Yundong looked at Zhao Yougen's disgusting state with a smile. When he was about to speak, he heard a voice cut in. "Li Yundong, who is this?"
Li Yundong turned around and saw Ruan Hongling looking at Zhao Yougen and sitting in front of the table with a strange look on her face. Zi Yuan was standing behind her with confusion in her eyes, as if there was something weighing on her mind.
It suddenly occurred to Li Yundong that when he had first met Ruan Hongling, he had already known that Cao Kefei had a grudge against Zhao Yougen. At that time, he had really been a young lad and had been so muddleheaded that he hadn't even known that he had eaten Renyuan Jindan and bewilderedly cultivated with Su Chan.
But now, he had become both a master famous amongst the younger generation of the Cultivation World and the head of the Fox Zen School. Although he was the same person, the changes in him were vast.
Li Yundong sighed in his heart. He had wanted to tease Zhao Yougen, but he just smiled and said to Ruan Hongling, "It's nothing, someone I used to know. He came over to say hello and offer me a job."
Zhao Yougen was stunned when he saw Ruan Hongling. He thought to himself, "How is this girl so beautiful? What's more, her temperament is outstanding. The two beauties I have by my side are not bad, but compared with her, they are nothing. There is simply no competition!"
But when his eyes turned from Ruan Hongling to Zi Yuan, his mind suddenly slowed, and his head almost exploded. He opened his mouth and practically blurted right then and there, "There is such a beautiful woman in the world! Do Goddesses walk the earth? What kind of man in the world can possess such a fairy?"
Ruan Hongling's pride and beauty along with Zi Yuan's ethereal temperament stunned Zhao Yougen and the two beauties beside him. For a moment, they were so awed that couldn't come to their senses.
Ruan Hongling looked at Zhao Yougen impatiently and patted the table. "Hey, you're in our seats. Please move!"
Zhao Yougen was shocked and stood up in a daze. He saw Ruan Hongling and Zi Yuan sit down opposite Li Yundong. He pointed incredulously at the women, and then at Li Yundong, then stuttered, "You, you..."
Ruan Hongling was unhappy to see him looking at her so lecherously, and she snapped angrily, "What do you mean by 'you' and 'your'? Hey, don't you have your own seats? This restaurant is so big. Shouldn't you go somewhere else?"
Zhao Yougen could be regarded as a successful entrepreneur. Anyone who saw him would be polite to him. Even if Cao Kefei hated him, she would speak politely for fear of offending him. When had he ever seen someone be so openly rude to him?
Zhao Yougen was stunned by her harsh words and couldn't come to his senses for a while. Moving on autopilot, he found a table next to them and sat down. However, as soon as he sat down, he fixed his eyes on Li Yundong, Zi Yuan, and Ruan Hongling. Seeing Li Yundong talking and laughing with them with a warm expression on his face, Zhao Yougen felt very upset, as if a five-flavored vase had been overturned in his heart.
The two beauties next to him could certainly be considered good-looking, but compared to Ruan Hongling, they were at a disadvantage. That was to say nothing of Zi Yuan, whom they didn't even dare to look at. They were afraid that if they looked at her one more time, they would die of inferiority.
When the pointy-faced beauty saw Zhao Yougen staring at the trio with jealousy in his eyes, she said pointedly, "Hum, they're so beautiful but still being kept as mistresses, aren't they?"
But when the round-faced beauty saw Zhao Yougen's expression only worsen after hearing her words, she immediately said, "What? It's obviously this handsome guy who is being kept!"
Hearing that, Zhao Yougen's expression seemed to grow much more amenable.
But not long later, a large group of people came through the door of the restaurant. All of them were so gorgeous that they almost made the eyes of the other diners pop out of their sockets. Su Chan was at the forefront of the group.
Dressed in a snow-white dress, Su Chan bounced over, eagerly going up to Li Yundong. She twirled on the spot and said with a smile, "Do I look pretty?"
Li Yundong smiled and tweaked the little girl's nose. "Beautiful as ever! Sit down!" As he said that, he patted the seat next to him.
Su Chan took Li Yundong's arm and sat down with a smile. Obviously hoping for approval, she said, "I didn't spend much of your money. I was a very good girl!"
Li Yundong nodded smilingly and said, "I'll have to ask your Shibo to make sure."
Su Chan immediately turned around and pulled Cao Yi's arm. "Shibo, tell him quickly. Wasn't I very obedient?"
Cao Yi had also changed into a new outfit that made her look more mature and sexy than usual. She chuckled and said, "Chan'er really was very obedient. She didn't even buy expensive clothes and only wanted to save money for you."
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Alright, sit down everyone. The dishes are ready and will be served in a little while."
Cao Yi smiled to the foxes behind her. "Hurry up and thank our generous Leader!"
The foxes grinned. "Long live the leader, long live the leader!"
Li Yundong smiled and waved his hand. "Stop yelling. You make me sound like the leader of a pack of gangsters. Sit down quickly."
Hearing that, the people of the Fox Zen School rushed to the table beside them, but then they saw Zhao Yougen and two beautiful women sitting at their table. They immediately turned around and asked Li Yundong, "Head, who are they?"
Li Yundong glanced at Zhao Yougen and asked, "Boss Zhao, do you want to eat with us?"
Zhao Yougen suddenly flushed with shame. No matter how stupid or disbelieving he might be, he knew very well that all the beauties in front of him were followers of Li Yundong. It was absolutely impossible for him to be some sort of gigolo being kept by this swarm of stunning women.
The two women flanking him were being seriously stimulated today. First, they had been shocked by Ruan Hongling's and Zi Yuan's ethereal temperaments. Then, such a large group of gorgeous girls had come and all of them were so good-looking that their eyes were dazzled just from looking at them. It was impossible to even identify an inferior girl.
When the two saw the little foxes driving them away, they immediately looked at Zhao Yougen. Zhao Yougen had originally wanted to show off to Li Yundong and claw back some of his former status, but he hadn't expected Li Yundong to no longer be an ignorant person. Zhao Yougen had been asking for trouble by coming here.
He was so embarrassed and resentful that he said through gritted teeth, "We're leaving!"
After that, the three stood up and ran out of the restaurant as if they were running for their lives.
Once they were out of the restaurant, their pace slowed. When the two beauties felt that they were far away from Su Chan and the others, they began to calm down. They felt so ashamed that they could barely walk properly after standing next to so many beautiful women just now.
But now that there was some distance between them and the foxes, the two beauties became active. After all, their money still came from Zhao Yougen, and they had to live. The pointy-faced beauty saw that Zhao Yougen's face was as dark as the bottom of a pot, so she smiled cautiously and said, "Mr. Zhao, where are we going to eat?"
Zhao Yougen suddenly became angry and threw her a tight slap. "Eat, eat, eat, eat! F*ck you! Get out, both of you, get out of my sight!"
The pointy-faced beauty was so stunned that she covered her face and couldn't come to her senses. The round-faced beauty next to her quickly pulled her by the hand and took her aside. The pointy-faced beauty looked at Zhao Yougen with resentment flashing in her eyes. She gritted her teeth and stamped her feet, then left the building with the round-faced beauty, leaving Zhao Yougen standing there alone, panting.
The more Zhao Yougen thought about it, the angrier he became. "D*mn it. This guy was a wimp who looked like he was relying on a woman half a year ago. How could he have totally changed into an imposing man in only half a year? F*ck, where did he find so many beautiful women? Any one of those girls could defeat any woman I could get! How did he do it?"
Zhao Yougen was born to be narrow-minded. Especially after he had achieved success in his career, he had only become more arrogant. He always needed to buy the things he wanted and get the women that he liked. That was why he was so entangled with Cao Kefei and had become enemies with Li Yundong.
Zhao Yougen stood at the door of the building with his arms crossed and thought, "D*mn, I have never been defeated by the same person twice in such a short time! No, I must take revenge!"
But how could he get revenge?
"Should I hire someone to beat him bloody? No, it wouldn't be easy for me, a businessman, to shake off the matter if it got out. I'd be severely extorted by officials if they knew."
Zhao Yougen thought about it for a while, but he couldn't think of a good method. He stood under the eaves of the building to think and didn't even know how long he was in a daze for. Suddenly he heard the familiar voices of Li Yundong and the others. He was surprised and reacted with a start, then hid to one side and followed them for no reason.
Zhao Yougen saw Li Yundong head to a more prosperous part of the commercial street. When they came to a shop selling storefronts, he suddenly had an idea. "Does this guy want to rent a shop?"
When he saw Li Yundong and the others looking up and down at the shop, he became more and more certain of his guess. Zhao Yougen was very sure that anyone who wanted to rent a commercial shop like the ones on this street would have to find the local business bureau. Coincidentally, he happened to know the director of the local business bureau!
Zhao Yougen fished out his phone from his pocket and called the director. "Director Wang, right? Haha, I'm Zhao Yougen! Haha, no, no, I won't disturb your dinner, but I do want to ask you for a favor."
Zhao Yougen told Director Wang that Li Yundong and the others wanted to rent a shop. "I have had some conflicts with this guy. Director Wang, you ought to know..." he explained, exaggerating some points in his favour.
On the phone, Director Wang asked casually, "What's the background of this Li Yundong guy?"
Zhao Yougen laughed and said, "He's just an ordinary college student who wants to start his own business. He's young and arrogant."
Director Wang deliberately slowed down his voice and said, "Nowadays, the country is encouraging college students to start their own businesses. Mr. Zhao, is it right and proper to get in the way of this?"
Zhao Yougen was full of hatred. Just as he was about to speak, he suddenly heard Director Wang say in a drawn out tone. "... However, college students nowadays are all very impetuous. A setback or two can also help them grow up!"
Zhao Yougen was overjoyed by this response and said excitedly, "Director Wang, you're right. You're even more thoughtful than me! I'll invite you to enjoy a sauna with me next time! Well, well, that's a deal!"
Zhao Yougen hung up the phone and proudly looked at the shop opposite him. "You are so arrogant, proud, and offensive to me. I'll make you achieve nothing!" he thought to himself smugly.