When Li Yundong saw Zhao Yougen at a glance, his eyebrows suddenly drew together. He said sarcastically, "Mr. Zhao, what brought you here? Don't you need to drink with the others?"
Zhao Yougen acted as if he hadn't heard Li Yundong's ironic tone at all. He smiled like a villain, pinched the butt of the pointy-faced beauty next to him, and said with a sinister grin, "As a neighbor, of course, it is only right for me to come and say hello to my little brother!"
When Su Chan saw Zhao Yougen, she couldn't conceal the disgust on her face. However, she had been dealing with the Human World for a long time, so she had gradually become more accustomed to it. Especially when she was with Li Yundong, the little girl knew not to interrupt or cause trouble for him through her words and deeds.
Therefore, Su Chan tugged on Li Yundong's arm and whispered, "Yundong, this guy is so annoying. Do you want me to drive him away?"
Li Yundong pinched Su Chan's hand and winked at her, whispering, "It's all right. I'll deal with it. Don't talk."
Li Yundong turned his face and said solemnly to Zhao Yougen in a deep voice, "Neighbor? What neighbor?"
Zhao Yougen pointed to a shop on the opposite side and said with a chuckle, "Didn't you notice, little brother? I, your eldest brother, have opened a shop opposite yours, and just so happen to be doing business with you on the opposite street!"
Li Yundong could see that some workers were busy decorating the opposite shop. At this time, Zi Yuan suddenly sent a voice message to Li Yundong. “Li Yundong, I know these renovation workers. They were previously employed by Boss Han!”
Li Yundong was stunned, and then fury overcame his surprise. He glared at Zhao Yougen menacingly. "Did you snatch the decorators from our shop?"
When Li Yundong glared at Zhao Yougen, Zhao Yougen's heart jumped with fright. As if there was an invisible hand around his heart and squeezing it forcefully, his blood rushed to his face, turning his complexion pig-liver red.
He involuntarily took a step back, but soon gritted his teeth and stood still. He raised his head and said in a deliberately ambiguous manner, "Oh, little brother, my little brother, how could you say such a thing and be so unreasonable! These decoration workers came out to make an honest living. Naturally, where they are paid more, they will go! Besides, I just offered them a high salary, how was I supposed to know that they were working for you?"
Li Yundong could hear that Zhao Yougen's tone was full of provocation, so he was inwardly angry. His eyebrows rose and he clenched his fists hard. Seeing that his condition was worsening, Zi Yuan immediately transmitted a voice message to him. "Li Yundong, don't be impulsive! This is the human world, we can't solve everything by force! Can't you see his confidence? He's expecting you to beat him. He must have a trap waiting for you, so don't be foolish!"
Ever since Li Yundong started cultivating, he had experienced many things. He was no longer the inexperienced youth he had once been and no longer felt the same he anger or impulsiveness. Ever since taking over the position of Leader of the Fox Zen School, Li Yundong's growth had been even more astonishing. After hearing Zi Yuan's words, the anger in his chest immediately subsided and his face became as calm as a lake. "Oh? Is that so?" he said. "I was wrong about you, President Zhao! However, I do wonder what kind of shop you, a star entrepreneur in Tiannan City, are opening here? Is such a small business worth you getting involved with, President Zhao?"
When President Zhao saw Li Yundong's anger turning to amusement, his heart suddenly froze, as if he couldn't believe that what he thought was a young and energetic person could actually hold back his anger. He snorted in his heart and said to Li Yundong with a fake smile, "Well, I heard that you were going to open a tea shop, and I suddenly became interested in it, so I wanted to open one too. All the better for playing with my little brother, hm?"
When Li Yundong heard this, he sneered. "Oh? President Zhao, you're also opening a tea shop? Not everyone can open a tea shop. President Zhao, do you know the first thing about tea? You'd better not mess this up!"
Zhao Yougen smiled proudly and said, “Can’t you open a tea shop if you don’t understand tea? I can ask those who do understand it to help me! Anyway, I have so much money that I don't even know what to do with it. If I mess it up, I can just close the store and open another one! This little bit of money, for a boss like me, tsk tsk, it's barely a drop in the bucket, not even worth mentioning! But you have to be careful. If your shop fails, it will not end well for you!"
Li Yundong sneered disgustedly. "President Zhao knows me very well. It seems that I'm destined to compete with your shop, huh?"
Zhao Yougen tightened his arms around the women next to him, smiling arrogantly. "Little brother, you've said too much. I'm just playing. I never thought about competing with you, my little brother! However, they say the battlefield is ruthless, and the same is true in business. Although I call you brother now, when the shop opens, I won’t be merciful! However, I am a very generous man. If one day you are desperate and run out of food, you can come and beg me. I, Zhao Yougen, will definitely give you a job!"
When Li Yundong heard this, he threw his head back and laughed loudly. His laughter was loud and sonorous, revealing a sense of pride and anger, like the roar of a tiger in the mountain, or a lion in the wilderness.
Li Yundong was full of Zhenqi. The door of the store was shut, meaning that they were in an enclosed space. Li Yundong's laughter suddenly made echoes in the store, which made Zhao Yougen's eardrums hurt and his brain buzz. The two women accompanying him also covered their ears in pain.
Su Chan and Zi Yuan were cultivators. They acted as if nothing was wrong with Li Yundong's laughter and looked at Zhao Yougen and the others mockingly.
The pointy-faced woman beside Zhao Yougen couldn't stand it and screamed, "Stop laughing, my eardrums are about to burst!"
But as soon as her voice left her throat, it was immediately drowned out by Li Yundong's echoing laugh. Her words were like a small boat being drowned by the surging waves of Li Yundong's torturous guffaws.
After enduring for a while, Mr. Zhao finally couldn't bear it anymore either. He covered his ears with both hands, his face contorted in pain and his body teetering on the verge of collapse.
Just then, the door of the shop suddenly swung open. Four to five men in police uniforms rushed in and shouted, "What's going on in here?"
When the door was pulled open, Li Yundong immediately stopped laughing and looked coldly at the policemen who had rushed in.
One of the police officers said to Zhao Yougen with a teasing smile, "President Zhao, what happened to you? Did these guys offend you? Do you want me to arrest them?"
Li Yundong sneered inwardly. He glanced at Zi Yuan and thought to himself, "Zi Yuan's prediction was right. Zhao Yougen has a trap laid that he's waiting for me to jump into."
Su Chan then said loudly, "Hey, you are being unreasonable. Can't you see that Yundong is so far away from your President Zhao? Don't make irresponsible comments and confuse right and wrong!"
The leader of the police turned his head and was about to reprimand Su Chan with a sneer, but when he caught sight of her, his eyes widened and he practically started drooling. He looked so infatuated that he had lost the ability to form words.
Zhao Yougen saw that the policemen were so shocked that they couldn't speak after seeing Su Chan and Zi Yuan. He snorted inwardly and gritted his teeth. "I'm fine! Just get out!"
Those policemen finally came to their senses, as if being awoken from a dream. They obediently walked out, but once they'd left, they stayed by the door. Through the transparent window of the shop, they stared at Su Chan, unwilling to tear their eyes away.
Zhao Yougen glanced at Li Yundong with a malicious look on his face and said, "Little brother, I hope you'll still be able to laugh like this in the future!" After that, he pulled on the two beauties who had not yet recovered and was about to go out.
When Li Yundong saw that he was about to leave, a defiant aura spurted from his nose. He said with a derisive snort, "President Zhao, don't rush away. I still have something to say!"
Zhao Yougen turned around and said coldly, "What is it?"
Li Yundong snorted and said, "Since you are so broad-minded, I naturally can't be narrow-minded. If you are in a desperate situation one day, you may come to my school for a hot meal. Although I think I am not Mengchangjun, I am also not Fan Ju, who will seek revenge for the smallest grievance. I still have the ability to support a few robbers."
Zhao Yougen's face flushed red immediately. He snorted and said, "Young man, don't be so arrogant. Be careful or see if I won't let your shop close down in less than three months!"
Li Yundong was extremely angry inwardly, but he showed only a faint sneer on the surface. "An old man like you should keep his age in mind and not come out to show off. I promise that I will uproot your influence within three months! You'll end up worse than a wild dog on the roadside!"
"You! How bold!" Zhao Yougen was furious. He gritted his teeth and stamped his feet. Ignoring the two women behind him, he turned tail and rushed out of the shop.
These two beautiful and lusciously dressed women looked at each other awkwardly and secretly shot glances at Li Yundong. They had seen Li Yundong being provoked and humiliated by Zhao Yougen several times. Although he got angry, he was always able to control his emotions. Not only was he able to control himself, but he was also sharp-tongued. In contrast, Li Yundong made Zhao Yougen lose his composure by humiliating and insulting him. Not to mention anything else, Li Yundong's self-control and bearing alone was far better than that of any of their peers, and even more stable than some of the successful people who looked glamorous on the surface but were weak underneath.
Especially when Li Yundong stood steadily in place, not angry but looking naturally prestigious, exuding a kind of momentum that no one could reach. Su Chan and Zi Yuan stood behind him, like a couple of stars accompanying the moon.
For a moment, the two women, who had long been accustomed to various situations, did not dare to take a step back. They stood there at a loss and did not know what to do.
Li Yundong could see their embarrassment. Although he didn't approve of their depravity, he also sympathized with their current situation. "Why are you still standing here? Are you waiting for me to treat you to a meal?" he yelled.
The two women scurried out of the store as if they had been granted amnesty. After they got out of the store, they looked around and couldn't see Zhao Yougen anywhere. The pointy-faced woman suddenly shouted, "This son of a b*tch, is he even a man? He's such a d*mn good-for-nothing. He actually left us two weak ladies in that situation. F*ck, you son of a b**ch! God will teach you a lesson sooner or later!"
The round-faced woman was more gentle. She helplessly advised, "Forget it, it's not the first time we've seen his true colors like this. We just want money, don't we?"
The pointy-faced woman spat fiercely on the ground. "What the hell! He has no abilities himself. He only uses us to vent his anger!"
The round-faced woman sighed and helped the pointy-faced beauty walk slowly along the pedestrian street. As she walked, she said slowly, "We are just poor prostitutes, no one will be sincere to women like us... Alas, in fact, this path was also chosen by us. When I was in college, my ex-boyfriend was very good to me, but he was too poor. At that time, I thought he was incapable and could not support me, so I kicked him out and somehow ended up on this road. I used to think that the term 'gold digger' was very prestigious and admirable. Hey, now it seems that those rich men don't see us as human beings at all. We're just toys to them. Just like today, they'll all throw us away and abandon us easily!"
The pointy-faced woman's beautiful eyes flashed with resentment and hatred. She ground her teeth in anger and said, "Hum, don't let this guy fall into my hands in the future, otherwise..."
When the round-faced woman saw the fierceness in her eyes, she was shocked and hurriedly said, "Don't be silly. What's the point of us weak women fighting a man like him? Just let him fight with that handsome Li boy! We've both seen that this handsome man must have an extraordinary temperament. President Zhao may not be able to defeat him!"
The pointy-faced woman sneered, "Nonsense! Mr. Zhao only knows to bully the weak and fear the strong. He can't even hold a candle to this handsome guy. Humph, if this handsome guy wants me, I will immediately throw myself and my dowry at him without hesitation!"
The round-faced woman sneered. "You must be joking. Didn't you see that the two super beauties around him are still virgins? He's not taking advantage of the situation even with two super beauties around him. Why would he want us? We are nothing but damaged goods!"
The pointy-faced woman was furious at first and gave her companion a fierce stare, but soon she softened like a deflated ball. She said with a faint sigh, "Alas, if I could only have a night with this handsome guy, I'd be willing to die ten years sooner."
As soon as she finished her words, Zhao Yougen suddenly appeared beside her like a ghost. He said coldly, "What did you say just now?"
The pointy-faced woman and the round-faced woman cursed Zhao Yougen in their hearts and gnashed their teeth with hatred. Still, they had been with Zhao Yougen for a long time, so when they suddenly saw him, they were so scared that they couldn't say a word.
The pointy-faced woman saw that Zhao Yougen's eyes were full of malice and anger. Subconsciously, she covered her face with her hands and cried, "Don't slap me in the face, don't slap me in the face!"
Zhao You knocked her down to the ground with one fist and growled, "B*tch, all you have is your face. I just want to slap you in the face. F*ck, take your hand away, I want to kill you! I have money, I can compensate you if I destroy your face!"
The pointy-faced woman curled up into a ball, shielding her face with her hands, and allowed Zhao Yougen to punch and kick her.
The round-faced woman cried loudly and begged, "President Zhao, stop beating her, you'll kill her!"
There were also passers-by who couldn't bear to see such a scene. They all began yelling, "Hey, how could you hit a woman!"
Zhao Yougen jerked his head, his eyes bloodshot. He roared, "It's none of your business whether or not I hit my own woman!"
The onlookers saw that he was arrogant and terrifying. For a time, no one dared to say anything to persuade him.
Seeing that the onlookers wouldn't stop him, the round-faced woman suddenly threw herself over the pointy-faced woman and cried, "President Zhao, if you want to vent your anger, you can hit me, but you must stop hitting her or she'll end up dead!"
Zhao Yougen was so angry that he kicked the round-faced woman in the face, causing blood to stream out. He spat angrily, "You two shameless b**ches, get out of my sight! I don't want to see you again!"
After saying that, he snorted angrily and left.
After a long while, the two women, who were lying on the cold ground, slowly got up. They supported each other with their hands and limped away amid the onlookers' gesticulating, leaving only a pool of blood and dozens of pairs of hard, indifferent eyes.