Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: SpringBreeze, Kiramekineko
“Mr. Yan, do you really agree to cooperate with me?” The next morning, the mysterious man sat in the parlor of the mansion where Xie Quan was being held.
Because Xie Quan’s eyes were already blind, he did not wear a mask. His glazed eyes looked lazily at the man in the wheelchair in front of him. With one hand propped up on the side of his face, he asked with a raised eyebrow, “You’ve always been indifferent before, why have you suddenly decided to change your mind and cooperate with me?”
Faced with his own questioning, the person in the wheelchair only asked indifferently, “Since you don’t believe I agree, what are you forcing me to stay here for? Are you having fun?”
This question made the man really think about it, he even dropped his hand that was holding his face, and thought for a moment before he answered, “Well… Probably thought I’d get you to say yes, but not so easily.”
His fingers tapped gently on the table. He was confident that he could get Yan Bai to agree to work with him, but of course, if Yan Bai was really an unexpectedly tough guy, then he would unfortunately choose to destroy him. However, he hadn’t expected Yan Bai to agree so quickly.
Now deprived of the ability to see and walk, he thought Yan Bai could at least last a little longer.
In response, Xie Quan just laughed coldly and said in an impatient tone, “You can make me blind and unable to walk, so it’s just a waste of time for me to keep fighting with you. What do you want me to do? If I start it sooner, I can finish it sooner.”
The man clapped his hands and said, half praising, half sarcastically, “The one who knows the time is a good man, Mr. Yan is worthy of being one of the smartest people.”
“Oh, I don’t think so.” Xie Quan raised his eyes and looked meaninglessly in the direction the voice came from. “Now that I’ve agreed to cooperate with you, when will you restore my eyes and legs?”
“That… There’s no rush. After all, I wouldn’t dare to take it lightly when working with such an intelligent person. When Mr. Yan has shown enough sincerity to convince me that you are not pretending to cooperate in order to escape, I will naturally send someone to treat you at that time.”
“Asking me to show sincerity, doesn’t it seem ridiculous for a person who has not even been told his name as well as his face to say such things here?”
The man was not angry, his voice still soft and languid. “Since Mr. Yan is willing to cooperate, I am certainly willing to reveal my name and face, but unfortunately, right now Mr. Yan’s eyes are blind. My name is Rod, and as for my face, when you recover, you will naturally be able to see it.”
Xie Quan lowered his eyes. “So what do you want me to do?”
Although he was now temporarily blind, his eyes were still clear and bright, and no one could tell that he was blind now.
The man looked at Xie Quan’s appearance and he frowned slightly. He thought that this Yan Bai looked somewhat familiar, as if he had seen him somewhere. But if he had seen such a look, he would definitely not forget it again. What’s more, he was such an excellent omega.
Yes, who would have thought it?
The empire’s famous mechanical genius Yan Bai was not only a young and handsome man, but also an omega. If he hadn’t discovered the glandular patch on Yan Bai when he drugged him earlier, he really wouldn’t have believed it.
“I am a businessman, need is but a commodity. Mr. Yan’s designs are worth a lot of money in the black market. A week later there will be an auction at the underground exchange, I hope that Mr. Yan’s design will appear in the auction.”
Xie Quan said indifferently, “I’m blind, how can I draw for you?”
The man laughed softly. “Mr. Yan is joking, Mr. Yan is so passionate about machinery that there are only a few designs in circulation. Mr. Yan only needs to pick one or two from his past works and it’s enough to make people rush out.”
This statement seemed to have been calculated.
Xie Quan thought for a moment, then he agreed, “Okay, but I have conditions.”
“What are the conditions?”
Xie Quan’s cold voice was filled with undisguised pride. “There is no item in this world that is qualified to be auctioned along with my work.”
Xie Quan continued, regardless of the man’s reaction, “You can get the right to auction my work. No matter what gimmick you add then, my agent, my collaborator, I won’t care. But since you want to auction my work, you will have to hold a separate auction for me. And, it has to be before next week’s auction. The auction can only be held tomorrow night.”
“…” The man remained silent, as if he was considering the condition.
Xie Quan, however, left no room for thought at all as he said, in a strong tone rarely seen in him, “Do it tomorrow, or don’t do it at all.”
After a short silence, the man asked in an inaudible voice, “Why does Mr. Yan have to do it tomorrow?”
Xie Quan said lightly, “Tomorrow is the 17th, I have done a fortune telling for myself, only tomorrow is auspicious.”
The man laughed lightly. “I never knew that Mr. Yan is also proficient in hexagrams.”
Xie Quan shot back, “Then it seems you’re not familiar enough with me.”
Sofia, who was listening nearby, was a bit worried, and she was sweating for Xie Quan, afraid that Xie Quan would offend her master and get even more cruel treatment.
After all, this master of hers was not a good-tempered person. Every month there were always a number of retainers who disappeared without a sound. No one knew where they went, but their whereabouts were unspoken. And an auction that will be held tomorrow… Such a request was simply far beyond the “arbitrary” standard.
No matter what purpose her owner was trying to auction Mr. Yan’s work, he would need an audience.
And tomorrow… With such a short time, it was no doubt that preparation would be difficult.
However, the owner did not get angry this time, his face did not even change much. Faced with this obviously provocative request, he just looked at the young man in the wheelchair with a gaze like a temperamental child. He turned the ring on his finger and said gently, “Heh, Mr. Yan, for this little request, I naturally will not push back, then please Mr. Yan, prepare the design before the end of the day.”
Xie Quan was not prepared to take this up at all, he maneuvered his wheelchair and left on his own. These days, he was already familiar with the route of the place. “My design drawings are in the safe at the Imperial Bank, go get them yourself.”
Anyway, he couldn’t see now, and he didn’t have to look at people’s faces to do things. He left on his own, dropping the line, “As for the key to the safe, it’s in the apartment where I live.”
Sofia was at a loss for words all of a sudden because of the shock. According to her duties, she should follow Mr. Yan, but… She finally raised her eyes squarely and looked at her master.
His handsome face always carried a bit of laziness, as if nothing was enough to get his attention. It was this kind of temperament that hid his ambition well. It allowed him to appear in public with a harmless image.
Faced with Sofia’s inquiry, he gestured slightly with his eyes for Sofia to follow. Sofia stepped away as if relieved.
The well-trained and agile thief followed the instructions given by Xie Quan and slipped into the cold apartment and found the key to the safe of the Imperial Bank as Xie Quan said.
Two hours later, he entered the Imperial Bank and opened the mysterious safe. After loading the contents into a suitcase, the man quickly retreated back to the mansion.
Everything was so silent and quick—
In a tower not far away, in a secluded bar, a man and a woman were staring at the back of the man who looked no different from anyone else on the street from different locations.
At night, Sofia looked at the young man on the balcony. He was dressed in a somewhat loose silk pajama shirt that was blowing in the night breeze as if he were going to return to the wind. “Sir, there will be rain tonight, you will get sick if you stay outside.”
“But it hasn’t rained yet, has it?” Xie Quan tilted his head, he rarely looked up at the sky when he could see things. Ironically, after he lost his sight, he always looked up as if he had a lot of fondness for the sky. “But since it’s going to rain, I guess I won’t be able to see the stars either.”
Sofia’s heart was upset and she spoke to comfort, “Sir, the dark clouds will disperse, just like your eyes, after you promised to cooperate with the master, the master will surely send a doctor to treat your eyes soon, and then you will be able to see the stars.”
Xie Quan laughed mockingly, he didn’t expect the man to actually heal him. Only that from the moment the man captured him, whether he agreed to the man’s demands or not, the man was not prepared to set him free.
By agreeing to cooperate, he was living in a cage. Refusing to cooperate, it was time for him to go to heaven.
But he didn’t say anything about it, didn’t strike the kind lady with an ounce of good will. So he simply said, “Yes, I will see the stars again.”
This was not a lie. He would certainly regain his freedom. Let’s hope they move fast. He had been used for so long, he deserved to be paid.
Don’t make him wait too long.