Chapter 149: Li Family brothers
Li Deshen who was still calm and relaxed a moment ago suddenly burst in fury, shocking everyone present. Several executives of Muyun Corporation quickly asked the chairman what had happened.
Li Deshen had a displeased face and didn’t speak, while Li Muhua who sat beside him frowned, as if he had thought of something.
Right at this time, a man in a flowery shirt staggered into the room. His face was flushed from alcohol, and was blabbering something unintelligibly. The stench of alcohol on his body could be smelt from afar.
The man’s facial features matched closely with Li Muhua, but he was slightly shorter and seemed very drunk. He couldn’t even stand stably. The moment he entered the private room, he fell onto the ground, and seemed to crawl to Li Deshen’s side. He hugged onto Li Deshen’s leg, and began wailing!
This scene was awkward to everyone present, this was after all the Li Family’s internal matter. No matter who this man was, this sort of action was enough to embarrass Li Deshen.
Li Deshen’s body wasn’t very healthy initially, now that his anger welled up, his face was flushed. As his leg wasn’t in good condition, he directly used his hand to push away the young man’s head.
The young man was pushed onto the ground, but he didn’t turn sober because of it, he continued to wail and hugged Li Deshen’s leg again, crying even louder than before.
“Uwaa… Dad!! My life is so bitter… Dina doesn’t want me anymore… Dina has run away with another man… waa……”
The people from Muyun Corporation present naturally knew who this man was, while Yang Chen and the others only now realized that this person was actually Li Deshen’s other son.
Li Deshen was embarrassed in front of everybody, and was extremely angered as he should be. However, this no matter how disappointing this bastard in front of him was, he was still his son. He couldn’t possibly call in the bodyguards to drag him away, so he could only hold his anger in and say to everybody, “My apologies, this is my elder son Mucheng. I’ve never educated him properly since he was young, so he has always been loafing around. I’m also helpless in this situation, and have become a joke to everybody.”
“Chairman, you need not brood over this, every family has its own problems. I think that the Eldest Young Master only ran in to wail to you because he has been hurt by love.” An executive tried to console.
At this time, Li Muhua stood up, walked to Li Mucheng’s side, and supported him up, “Ge, whatever the problem is, we can talk about it later, don’t hug onto Dad’s leg like this, there’re guests watching.”
Li Mucheng instead reacted by turning around to hug Li Muhua’s leg, “Oh Didi! Your Gege, I am very sad… I gave everything Dina wanted… why did she leave me… wuwu……”
[TL: For those who still might not know, Didi – younger brother, Gege – elder brother, Jie – elder sister, Mei – younger sister.]
“Ge… don’t cry, we can talk it out, shall I help you find a solution?” It was as if Li Muhua had become the elder brother as he placated Li Mucheng in a helpless and pained manner.
Yet, Li Mucheng was like a child refusing to budge as he continuously wailed “Dina don’t leave me” and “let me die” along with other drunk drivel.
This scene would be horrific for any eldest son of a powerful family, not to mention this situation where there were guests present.
Right as everybody were feeling awkward and silent, a black-clothed man entered the room. He had a well-built body and sharp face, when the man saw Li Mucheng, he immediately went up to support him, and stop him from moving around. Next, he calmly bowed towards Li Deshen and said, “I’m sorry, Chairman. I wasn’t able to stop the Eldest Young Master from running in, this is failure on my part.”
Li Deshen’s expression slightly relaxed, he asked, “Li Meng, I asked you to take care of this bastard, why has he become like this again!?”
“Chairman, after England’s Earl Scott’s daughter Miss Dina had completed college here, she chose to return to England to get married, so she broke up with Eldest Young Master. Young Master spent the entire night drinking himself into a stupor, until he became like this.” Li Meng replied with an expressionless face.
“For a foreign woman, just how long will he continue to be an embarrassment!?” Li Deshen coughed several times from anger, causing Li Muhua who stood beside him to caringly console him.
Seeing Li Muhua’s caring gaze, Li Deshen felt slightly comforted. He waved his hand and said, “Bring that brat back to his room, don’t let him continue to lose face here! Tell him this after he is sober, if he dares to become drunk and insane because of a woman again, I will have him grounded for three months!”
“Roger, Chairman.” Li Meng was extremely strong, and Li Mucheng wasn’t able to get away this time. While shouting intelligibly, he was forcibly dragged away.
Li Deshen stared at the door in a daze for a while, then forced himself to make a depressed smile, and said, “Sorry to startle everybody, not educating my eldest son properly is my biggest regret in life. Fortunately, I have my second son, Muhua. He can be my successor, and this could be considered as the heavens taking pity on me.”
Hearing Li Deshen say that, several Muyun Corporation executives immediately began singing praises about how outstanding Li Muhua was in the company, and even Lu Tao who was a guest added a few praises. Together, they praised Li Muhua to the point that it sounded like he came from the heavens and was a rare find on earth.
Being praised by everybody, Li Muhua didn’t get too happy, he tactfully said to Li Deshen, “Father, I feel that Big Brother is a good person inside, but he just hasn’t understood your pains and efforts. Once he understands them in the future, he will naturally turn over a new leaf, and put in effort to work for the company. Father, you should give him a chance.”
“Hmph!” Li Deshen sneered, “Give him a chance!? Do you think I didn’t give him any chances? Three years ago, I let him participate in an investment project, and it made a complete loss! If it wasn’t because I personally stepped in, who knows how much losses we would’ve made! All he knows is to indulge in debauchery and pleasing women, what maturity is there to be seen from him! You treat him as your elder brother, but what has he ever done for you since you were a child!?”
“No buts! I’m very expectant of you, you better not disappoint me!” Li Deshen sternly said.
Helpless, Li Muhua could only nod and remain silent.
Yang Chen silently picked up a piece of snake meat and ate it. While watching the Li Family’s commotion, there was a slightly bewildered look in his eyes, but it passed in a flash.
After the welcoming feast, the people from the Muyun Corporation also stayed in Twilight Villa. This was after all a leisure and entertainment centre. Furthermore, there were other high ranking officials and rich businessmen in the resort, which meant that they wouldn’t get bored, so they went their separate ways to have their own fun.
Yang Chen and the others first went to the luxurious rooms assigned to them. Yang Chen and Mo Qianni each had a room beside each other, while Lu Tao and his assistant’s arrangement was also the same. However, after the assistant received her key, she still left her luggage in Lu Tao’s room, there’s no need to even explain the meaning behind that.
As the person in-charge of the talks this time, Li Muhua amiably waited for the four to settle their lodging, then brought them for a tour around Twilight Villa, introducing their many entertainment facilities. There were facilities like a hot spring, sauna, gym, tea ceremony, dojo, and other facilities that were to be expected. There was even a squiggly race track behind the resort, and they provided sports cars that weren’t permitted on ordinary roads.
When they reached the last stop of Twilight Villa, the casino, it was already night time. Lu Tao and his assistant went off to spend time with each other, and there was only Yang Chen and Mo Qianni following Li Muhua to tour the casino.
The casino evidently had more guests than the other attractions. Though Hong Kong wasn’t Macau, the casino business was still hot here.
Yang Chen had never been interested in gambling, the reason being excitement. The greatest joy one gets from gambling, is the joy of receiving a large sum of money all of a sudden, and the mental shock it brings. To Yang Chen, it was far from being as exciting as other things he does.
Li Muhua smiled and explained the history of the casino, and the interesting things which happened in here. While walking, he even greeted some familiar faces in the business world, seeming very amiable.
When the three walked into the mahjong area, a familiar figure entered their view.
Li Mucheng who wore a gaudy suit and had a cigar in his mouth was actually playing mahjong with several big-bellied middle-aged men, while his personal bodyguard Li Meng silently and expressionlessly stood behind him .
Li Muhua didn’t seem to look down on his elder brother like the others. When he saw his brother, he immediately went up, “Ge, how’s your luck?”
Li Mucheng slowly turned around to look at his younger brother, and unhappily said, “It was good the moment before, the tiles I get now are as shitty as they can get. I was wondering what happened, so it turns out that you came.”
Hearing Li Mucheng speak to Li Muhua like this, Mo Qianni who had a good impression of Li Muhua throughout the day frowned, “He’s your younger brother. Aren’t you being too rude, speaking to him like this?”
Li Mucheng noticed Mo Qianni, and a light shone in his eyes. He greedily sized her up, then said, “Miss, what’s your name, where did you come from? How much for one night?”
Seeing Mo Qianni get angry, Li Muhua quickly tried to mediate, “Ge! Don’t be like this, Miss Mo is an important guest sent over from Zhonghai’s Yu Lei International, she’s not that kind of woman.”
“Tch, is that for you to decide? Women like her are mostly sluts, it just depends on whether you can afford it. I’ve seen plenty of women like you, what are you pretending to be pure for?” Li Mucheng had a complacent look as he shook his head in disdain.
Due to Li Muhua mediating the situation, it wasn’t right for Mo Qianni to flare up, but even so, being called such a woman in front of that many people was still very hard for her to take. With a flushed face and clenched teeth, she said goodbye and left the casino.
Li Muhua quickly called two bodyguards to keep up with Mo Qianni to protect her, and had them lead her back to her room. It had to be known that Twilight Villa was huge, and it’s difficult to navigate for someone who came here for the first time. It could be seen that Li Muhua was thoughtful and considerate.
Yang Chen quietly walked up to Li Mucheng, patted on his shoulder and smiled towards him.
“What do you want? I’m not gay!” Li Mucheng vigilantly kept his distance.
Yang Chen grinned and said, “I think you’re more dashing than your younger brother, but I don’t know how good your gambling skills are. Do you dare gamble with me?”