Translated by Vivian of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Don’t ask this sort of question so seriously, can’t you?” Wen JingHan wiped his mouth with a napkin.
“Would you rather I ask this sort of question while smiling mischievously?” replied Lu YunYang.
Wen JingHan was speechless.
Seeing Wen JingHan being forced to admit defeat, Guan Jin’s mood improved.
“How would I know if he has kinky hobbies?” Wen JingHan continued to eat cuttlefish.
“Isn’t he your man?” Lu YunYang didn’t beat around the bush.
Wen JingHan sighed. “He’s only my man, it’s not like I can read his mind… Anyway, if you’re so curious, why don’t you ask him directly, and he might even invite you to attend his bloodsucking banquet in the dead of night.” He winked and continued to look for food.
When Guan Jin heard this, he felt a little disappointed; after all, he had thought that this man was good-looking from the very beginning, but now it was confirmed that he was already with someone else. But that person wasn’t the person he was looking for, right? Guan Jin realized that he was actually beginning to feel conflicted. He cared about whether or not Wen JingHan would be hurt because of their feud, and he even wondered which side Lu YunYang would stand on when the time came.
Guan Jin shook his head vigorously. Assassins had to avoid feelings, whether it was affection, friendship, or love. If they felt these things, then they should stop, because these would only result in their death. He really shouldn’t have put himself in this dilemma… However, perhaps the situation wasn’t that bad, since there was no evidence after all.
“Little Jin, what happened? Are you uncomfortable? Seasick?” Lu YunYang noticed that Guan Jin’s body was very tense, and his expression was dark.
“Nothing, I’m going to sit down for a bit.” Guan Jin broke free of his hold and sat down alone on the sofa.
Meanwhile, Canterbury had had enough of people observing him, so he walked towards the sofa and sat down silently, happening to sit face-to-face with Guan Jin.
Guan Jin made eye contact with him for a while, and unexpectedly, the Duke was the first to speak. “Who are you?”
“Is this ship so dangerous that it needs the police to maintain order?” The Duke was still expressionless.
“The police can also take a luxurious vacation, as long as they have a rich and powerful——lover.” Guan Jin put out his shield again.
Lu YunYang was already dutifully standing next to him, and he smiled politely at the Duke, placing his hand on Guan Jin’s shoulder.
“You don’t look too well,” the Duke suddenly said.
Guan Jin tensed up.
“Mr. Duke, he simply ate too much. Overeating will cause the stomach to feel uncomfortable.” Lu YunYang looked pointedly at Wen JingHan, who was still eating happily.
The Duke’s gaze followed his, and he stood up, walking towards the dining table. The waiters near the table immediately stood ramrod straight, and beads of cold sweat formed on their backs.
“You’re eating cuttlefish?!” The Duke’s voice contained a little emotion, as it seldom did.
Wen JingHan looked at his plate. “Is eating cuttlefish illegal? Are cuttlefish poisonous? They taste very delicious, do you want to try some?” He sincerely nudged the plate towards the Duke.
Duke Canterbury’s face twitched a little, and he seemed to remember something very bad. “Cuttlefish are protected animals, so they shouldn’t be killed by humans. Don’t buy them ever again.”
Protected animals? When?! Guan Jin couldn’t help but admire the Duke’s ability to talk as he pleased.
“Lord Duke is right, this is too inhumane. Quick, take it away!” Fang Sen immediately waved for people to come.
“Hey, just because you don’t eat them, you can’t deprive others of that right. A lot of people like to eat cuttlefish, right?” Wen JingHan looked at everyone, and everyone shook their heads.
…Wen JingHan was shocked at how quickly everyone had jumped onto the bandwagon.
After he saw the cuttlefish being taken away, the Duke seemed to be satisfied as he sat back down. Wen JingHan humphed angrily and turned around to find other food.
Guan Jin silently sympathized with him; it couldn’t be easy to be with a control freak like that.
The two men in black next to the Duke secretly wiped the sweat from their foreheads. Fortunately, Wen JingHan had been in a good mood today, or else there might’ve been a brawl… Boss, don’t be so willful next time, we’re the ones that have to be human shields…
Fang Sen, who had been observing everyone, felt that the interactions between Wen JingHan and the Duke were a little special, and they seemed to know each other. “What’s your name, sir?”
Since the people who were invited could bring relatives and friends, he didn’t know everyone, and this name was meaningless to him.
“Mr. Wen, what line of work are you in?”
“…Haha, you’re really humorous.” Fang Sen forced a laugh.
“Humorous? The police are the country’s law enforcement authorities, so this is a very serious matter.” Wen JingHan’s expression was grave.
Everyone was taken aback.
“However, this description is quite humorous indeed.” Wen JingHan immediately smiled mildly.
Even such a knowledgeable person as Fang Sen was dumbfounded by him, not to mention other people.
Guan Jin and Lu YunYang watched the show happily. How could ordinary people see through someone who could allure even the Duke?
The small commotion ended, and the hall resumed its peacefulness.
“So you have mixed blood? No wonder you’re so handsome.” Elena’s crisp voice sounded, and Guan Jin listened keenly and attentively.
“I’m flattered, Miss Elena. My grandmother is Japanese, so I’m only a quarter of foreign descent,” said Dong Chong.
Guan Jin suddenly felt a little at a loss. He had forgotten that mixed blood didn’t necessarily mean a mix between the East and West. No one knew if that Hermes was a man or a woman, old or young, a Westerner or Easterner. It seemed that a ton of people could possibly have mixed blood. Dammit! How unreliable is Simon’s clue?! They weren’t at the open sea yet, so he could still make calls. He should first ask Tony to look into everyone’s backgrounds.
Guan Jin continued to observe everyone’s movements.
That Elena, who didn’t like stinky men, was already talking and laughing with Fang Sen’s two friends, and her chest was right next to Dong Chong.
Fang Sen and his wife were chatting with the Duke, but in reality, they were the ones talking, and the Duke was impassive. It wasn’t clear whether he was listening or not, since his gaze had been trailing Wen JingHan the entire time.
Fang Lin had heard Min Yan say something, and she was giggling uncontrollably. Fang Mo also said something, not to be outdone when expressing his opinions.
Wang XuTong and Lu YunChi were discussing the Milan Fashion Week, and their two fiances were next to them, occasionally adding to the conversation.
Qin Xiao and Mu QianHe didn’t seem to be interested in chatting, and they were wandering around the dining table like Wen JingHan was.
It was now a male singer singing on stage. His expression was a little gloomy, and the song he sang had a similar feel.
Lu YunYang… Lu YunYang was sitting next to him and hugging him?! Only then did Guan Jin notice that using Lu YunYang as a cover had given him many opportunities to get handsy. Guan Jin gritted his teeth and told himself, Forget it, a small leak will sink a great ship, and prominent people never get hung up on trivial matters and are willing to make sacrifices for the greater goal…
“Lu YunYang, don’t push your luck!” His patience ran out.
Lu YunYang didn’t let go of him, nor did he even look at him. “Is it really me who’s pushing my luck?” His tone was a little icy.
Guan Jin thought he had misheard him, and he couldn’t help but turn around to look at him in bewilderment. Lu YunYang stood up and left without even looking back.
…He had stormed off? Why?!