Shen Jue opened his eyes and looked at the ceiling for a moment before suddenly clasping Yu Qing’s hand, his voice very calm, “What are you doing?”
The person whose hand he grabbed was silent for a moment before he said in a low voice, “Nothing, am I disturbing the Duke?”
Shen Jue huffed and turned to look at the other man.
In the darkness, Yu Qing was laying on his pillow, and his beautiful eyes were looking at him. In the unclear light, his face inexplicably looked a little eerie.
Shen Jue looked at Yu Qing for a while, and suddenly moved against Yu Qing’s body, and then his hand pulled the tie placed on the bed. Yu Qing forgot to put away. At this time, it was convenient.
He tied both hands of Yu Qing with the tie, in the process of tying, Yu Qing not only didn’t struggle, he didn’t even let out a grunt, he just let Shen Jue tie him up.
After tying his hands, Shen Jue gently smoothened the hair on Yu Qing’s forehead with his fingers, “Sleep like this, if I wake up and find you untied, I’ll have to punish you severely.”
Yu Qing let out a soft exhale as he looked up at Shen Jue, “What kind of punishment?”
Shen Jue thought for a moment before coming up to Yu Qing’s ear and whispering, the words were whispered, but Yu Qing heard them clearly and even had a reaction. He felt his ears burning, and he didn’t even dare to look directly at Shen Jue for a bit. While Shen Jue was lying back down again, he re-covered the quilt and closed his eyes.
When he woke up, he glanced at the person next to him, Yu Ching obediently didn’t untie himself, and when Shen Jue untied it for him, there were bruises on his wrists, but he looked unconcerned, and stared hotly at Shen Jue.
Shen Jue froze for a moment before he said in a slow voice, “Want a reward?”
Yu Qing nodded without hesitation.
“If you want a reward, take it yourself.” Shen Jue was ready to get out of bed, but what he didn’t expect was to be pounced on by Yu Qing the next instant. Yu Qing’s behavior was really bold, so although he had pounced on Shen Jue, he was also secretly observing Shen Jue’s reaction, and seeing that he wasn’t disgusted, he proceeded carefully to the next step.
In fact, he hadn’t slept much, first because his hands were tied, and second because Shen Jue was next to him, he just closed his eyes, and the sweet smell of blood from the other side kept lingering, he had never felt so hungry before.
He’d been waiting for the man to wake up, and when he heard that he was going to give him a reward, Yu Qing couldn’t resist at all.
He gently moved over and licked Shen Jue’s neck, then tentatively touched it with his teeth, and only when he saw that Shen Jue didn’t scold him did he bite down with confidence. The blood gurgled into his stomach, and once again he felt satisfied, but he vaguely felt that this satisfaction wasn’t enough.
Now Yu Qing knew the proper measure of blood, and since Shen Jue had just woken up, his body was at its weakest, so he didn’t take more than a few bites before he stopped, except that it took him a long time to deal with the undried blood next to the wound.
It was Shen Jue who couldn’t stand it anymore, he was now a Blood too and naturally knew the Blood’s fascination with blood, but Yu Qing was being a bit too much. So Shen Jue directly grabbed Yu Qing’s hair and forcibly pulled him down.
Yu Qing wanted to scream, but glanced at the Shen Jue’s dark eyes, and quickly swallowed his voice back.
He stood up straight, as if he had become an obedient valet again, while Shen Jue rubbed his neck with annoyance, he ignored Yu Qing and put on his shoes then went to the bathroom, and after he walked into the bathroom, he came back out and said to Yu Qing, “Later, tell Xiang Wen that I’m going out today and to prepare the car in advance.”
“Yes.” Yu Qing saw Shen Jue go in and then tugged the golden bell by the bed. Xiang Wen soon appeared outside the door of the room, he was a little surprised to see the door open from the inside, but still showed a smile at first, but this smile disappeared in less than a second after seeing Yu Qing.
Xiang Wen’s eyes instantly sized up Yuk Qing from top to bottom all over again, and then glanced at the bed, which was obviously more messy than usual, before he finally looked at the blood on the corner of Yu Qing’s lips. He gritted his teeth and lowered his voice, “You slept here today?”
“Yes.” Compared to Xiang Wen, who had an ugly expression, Yu Qing was still the same as usual. He moved to the side and also whispered back to Xiang Wen, “The Duke asked me to stay, I was a little surprised, but this is the Duke’s order, I can’t refuse. By the way, brother Xiang Wen, the Duke said he was going out today, and asked you prepare the car in advance.”
Xiang Wen sneered and ignored Yu Qing, he had long known that this guy was no good. He had served Shen Jue for decades without doing anything out of the ordinary, and this shameless half-blood, who had only been his personal manservant for so long, had climbed into bed. As he saw it, Yu Qing’s fundamental purpose was to be half master of the manor.
When he thought of this, he couldn’t help but give Yu Qing a dirty look and headed over to the bathroom.
Yu Qing looked at the obviously furious Xiang Wen, his red lips slightly hooked, revealing a deep smile, but he quickly hid it, and began to tidy the room.
Today, Xiang Wen was particularly disgusted with Yu Qing, so as long as it was time for personal service, he deliberately went in front of Yu Qing, and Yu Qing, every time he was stopped, pursed his lips, took two steps back, and lowered his head to the ground. His body was slender, with his lowered eyes, his eyelashes looked thicker, and obviously compared the cross-eyed angry Xiang Wen, Yu Qing’s demeanor was really much better.
But Shen Jue woke up and was almost drained by Yu Qing, he wasn’t in the mood to pay attention to Yu Qing, so he didn’t look at his side. As soon as Xiang Wen was done, he went straight out.
Xiang Wen saw the situation, he mockingly glanced at Yu Qing, then also followed out.
Shen Jue went out today in response to an appointment, because he didn’t want to go down the same road as in his previous lives, Shen Jue always had to take care of his estate, and if he did it well, he might be able to help in other ways. The person he had the appointment with was a friend of his father in this body.
That friend was called Kong Fan, he wasn’t from the imperial capital, and had arrived here only a few days before. This time they were going to talk about a mining business.
The other had land but no money to develop it, while Shen Jue had money but no land, so it was a perfect match.
Although Kong Fan wasn’t from the Imperial City, he often came to the city and was very familiar with it, so he booked the meeting place, the place was familiar to Shen Jue, because in previous lives he had often drank at that place as well as gambled after he found out about Qiao Jiangyuan and Yu Qing’s affair.
It was a small place called Hui Ying Pavilion.
The first floor was made into a bar, while the second floor was a room, and the third and fourth floors were where the real money was made – the largest gambling house in the imperial capital.
Because the boss behind it was the empire’s Prince, so far no one had dared to make trouble in this place, and no one had spread the word about what they saw and heard in this place, and the people who entered the Hui Ying Pavilion were rich or noble, no commoners could mix in, and even the waiters inside were the sons of nobles who had fallen on hard times.
Because it was business, plus Shen Jue deliberately wanted to ignore Yu Qing, so he didn’t bring Yu Qing, but went to the appointment alone with his bodyguard.
When he arrived, Kong Fan was already there, and he had booked a private room on the second floor.
Because it was the first time Kong Fan was working with Shen Jue, the meeting was more or less a test, and they sat and talked for a short time before Kong Fan invited Shen Jue up to gamble.
After all, he had never worked with him before, so if he didn’t have enough money and his capital chain broke halfway through the development, it would be too difficult for Kong Fan to find another partner.
So Shen Jue didn’t refuse and followed Kong Fan up. Kong Fan naturally didn’t gamble, so only Shen Jue took the chips, and as they walked toward the middle of the casino, Shen Jue unexpectedly saw Qiao Jiangyuan.
Qiao Jiangyuan was sitting at a gambling table with a pile of chips in front of him. Shen Jue took note of his clothes and thought that Qiao Jiangyuan had been here for at least a day.
Qiao Jiangyuan was a very careful person, if his clothes were stained with dust, it was impossible to wear them again, but his current clothes actually had wine stains on the collar, but he was unaware of it, his eyes were staring at the lotus officer who was dealing the cards.
Kong Fan looked around and saw that Shen Jue had been staring in one direction, so he also looked over, and when he saw Qiao Jiangyuan, he raised his eyebrows, “That gambler is your friend?”
He was ten times scarier than the current Qiao Jiangyuan in his previous lives, when he lived in the Hui Ying Pavilion. The housekeeper and Xiang Wen and the others begged him to go back many times, but he didn’t listen and continued to live and dream here drunkenly, as if he could forget about Qiao Jiangyuan and all his troubles by only staying here.
Now it seemed that he and Qiao Jiangyuan did grow up together, they even chose the exact same way to forget their worries.
“No.” Shen Jue turned to Kong Fan and said, “What do you want to play? I know a little bit of all the ways to play here.”
Kong Fan’s eyes lit up, hearing what Shen Jue said, it seemed he was a regular here, so Kong Fan happily said, “All of them, I’ll play with you.”
The two of them first played at a gambling table, but later Kong Fan felt uncomfortable and went to play by himself. Shen Jue gave half of the chips in his hand to Kong Fan and sat down at a random table.
This table played 13 points, depending on luck and bravery.
Shen Jue’s mind wasn’t heavy, sometimes he followed and sometimes he didn’t, winning or losing. After sitting for a long time, he felt that it was about time, so he got up to look for Kong Fan, but before he could find Kong Fan, he ran into Qiao Jiangyuan first.
Qiao Jiangyuan’s face changed slightly when he saw Shen Jue, while soon after, he showed a smile and walked towards Shen Jue, “Shen Jue, what a coincidence, you’re here too, what are you playing?” He glanced in the direction that Shen Jue had just come from, “Oh, Thirteen Points, that one’s pretty fun.”
Shen Jue glanced at Qiao Jiangyuan, then stepped around him and prepared to leave.
There was no need for him to maintain a superficial friendship with Qiao Jiangyuan right now.
But Qiao Jiangyuan seemed to be pissed off by Shen Jue’s move, and grabbed his hand as he passed him by.
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