Chapter 47

       He didn’t have money with him?

       On this occasion, it sounded like a joke.

  But Wen Jianing’s expression was very calm. He saw people at a table looking at him and he hesitated whether he should stand up and show everyone his shirts and pants pockets. To be precise, he didn’t bring a penny with him. He only had about one thousand yuan with him, and he didn’t bring a credit card either.

  Li Rong seemed to be smiling but his smile didn’t reach his eyes, with an expression like he was watching a good show.

  Cao Songquan was just about to open his mouth to help him out, but he didn’t expect Lu Jinxin to say first, “I’ll lend it to you.”

  As a result, Cao Songquan choked back what he had to say. He was taken aback and suddenly remembered that Lu Jinlang and Lu Jinxin were brothers.

  In this private room, there were many young and beautiful women with revealing clothes.

  As soon as Li Rong took out the cigarette, a woman came up to help him light the cigarette.

  Wen Jianing looked around at the people at the table and said, “Mr. Lu, I’m afraid I can’t afford to pay it back.”

  Li Rong burst out laughing, “What? You know you’re going to lose before you even start?”

  Wen Jianing went on to say, “Unless you say you don’t have to pay it back, I would consider it.”

  Lu Jinxin looked at him coldly. The more cheeky Wen Jianing was, the more he could not bear to see him. It looked like Lu Jinlang was embarrassing the Lu family by raising such a small thing.

  Cao Songquan felt that he had caused trouble for Wen Jianing. He really didn’t expect things to go that way. The two brothers Lu Jinxin and Lu Jinlang both thrive well in their respective fields. Usually speaking of one would not make one thought of the other. Now, as he saw Lu Jinxin targeting Wen Jianing, Cao Songquan thought that it was bad. This looked like an elder brother who wanted to clean up the little boy raised by the younger brother.

  He thought he was very obligated to help Wen Jianing, so he cleared his throat and said, “Well, Xiao Ke is here to play with me. He didn’t plan to be on the table, and I didn’t tell him to be on the table. So let’s forget about it tonight and talk about it later when we have the chance.”

  Lu Jinxin was very polite when dealing with Cao Songquan. He said, “It’s okay Director Cao, it’s not like he’s going to lose.”

  Li Rong said suddenly, “If you lose and can’t afford to pay, take off your clothes. Take off one piece each time you lose. “

  Wen Jianing was amused and felt things were ridiculous at the same time. He wanted to say a few words back to Li Rong but thought there was no point in arguing with him, so he simply said to Lu Jinxin, “Hold on a second, I’ll make a call.”

  In front of everyone, Wen Jianing took out his cell phone and dialled Lu Jinlang directly.

  Lu Jinlang had just fallen asleep at this time. The phone rang for a while before it was connected, and he answered in a low voice, “Xinhang? Is there anything going on at this late hour?

  Wen Jianing said, “Jinlang, I am now on the high seas gambling boat, with your second brother and Li Rong.”

  After a brief silence, Lu Jinlang gave a slight “um” and waited for him to continue.

  Wen Jianing looked at Lu Jinxin’s expression as he spoke and then said, “Your brother said he wanted to lend me some money to gamble with him. Is that okay with you?”

  Lu Jinlang laughed at the words and said, “Go ahead.”

  Wen Jianing said, “But you know, I can’t afford to lose a lot. I don’t have that much money.”

  Lu Jinlang said to him, “If you lose, it’s on me.”

  Wen Jianing smiled and said, “You have to talk to your second brother.”

  Lu Jinlang said, “Give him the phone.”

  Wen Jianing then handed his mobile phone to Lu Jinxin, and  Lu Jinxin answered it with a sullen face. As soon as he held the phone, Lu Jinlang’s first sentence over the phone was, “Second brother, Xinhang’s bill is on me. Go and have fun.”

  Lu Jinxin said the words at once, “Lu Jinlang, you are sick in the head!” Then he hung up the phone.

  Wen Jianing suddenly felt better. He said to Lu Jinxin, “First things first, how is the interest calculated?”

  Lu Jinxin said, “You will not be charged interest.”

  Wen Jianing smiled and said, “Okay, then let’s play.”

  They played Baccarat, and Wen Jianing directly borrowed chips from Lu Jinxin. For gambling, Wen Jianing was a very restrained person, and he was not greedy at all.

  Except for him, the people at this table often come out to play. Lu Jinxin and Li Rong are not gamblers, but they just gamble to pass time. They just play casually with each other and no one was trying to play tricks on the other.

  Wen Jianing’s luck tonight seemed particularly good. He won three in a row at the beginning.

  Li Rong didn’t say anything but looked at Lu Jinxin.

  Lu Jinxin had a cigarette in his mouth, and the expression on his face was very icy.

  Wen Jianing stood up and pushed the chips borrowed from Lu Jinxin along with the winning chips.

  ”What does this mean?” Lu Jinxin asked.

  Wen Jianing said, “Including the interest, I won’t take advantage of you.” He moved his stiff shoulders and added, “Now I can go rest, right? You guys take your time and play.”

  After he said that, Cao Songquan immediately said, “Go ahead.” to help him out.

  Even if Wen Jianing lost some money, there was Lu Jinlang behind him. So Lu Jinxin himself felt bored and no longer forced him. He buried his head and flicked the soot without saying a word.

  Wen Jianing then walked straight to the door of the private room, opened the door and walked out.

  It was already midnight, but the casino hall was still lively, and the entire luxury cruise ship was still brightly lit from a distance.

  He felt that the smoky air in the private room was too heavy. At this time, he planned to go to the deck to get some fresh air, and then ask the waiter to open a room for him to sleep

  There was no one on the deck. Perhaps some tourists could be seen earlier, but by this time even the tourists had gone back to their rooms to sleep.

  Only the gamblers were still awake.

  Wen Jianing looked at the distance. The sea was completely dark and silent, and there was no wind at all tonight. It was too quiet.

  He stood alone for more than ten minutes, and then another person came on the deck. He was a tall middle-aged man with a haggard look and a pale face.

  He saw that the man had been looking down at the dark sea below. Wen Jianing suddenly felt something wrong and subconsciously turned his head to find the staff on the ship.

  But he didn’t expect that at this time, the man turned his head and asked him, “Are you a celebrity?”

  Wen Jianing hesitated for a while and said, “I have acted in a TV series. Do you know me?”

  The middle-aged man smiled, “My daughter likes you very much. The historical drama before.”

  He spoke a little incoherently, maybe because he drank some wine. A drunk gambler. Wen Jianing didn’t think he had anything to tell him, so he turned around and wanted to walk into the cabin.

  Unexpectedly, the middle-aged man grabbed his wrist and said, “I have lost everything and I have nothing left.”

   “And so?” Wen Jianing looked at him warily and tried to pull his hand out, but he didn’t succeed. The drunk man was stronger than he thought.

  So? So he didn’t plan to go back today. He wanted to jump down here and finish it all. Just before he jumped into the sea, he suddenly saw the beautiful man next to him and had this cruel idea.

  The man did not answer Wen Jianing. While pulling him hard, he hugged him with his arms and retreated to the railing on the deck.

  Wen Jianing guessed what he wanted to do and immediately struggled hard. His strength may not be as strong as that drunk lunatic, but he was a man after all. The lunatic tried for a long time but he couldn’t drag him over.

  Wen Jianing began to shout loudly, “What are you doing? Let go of me!”

  During the pulling process, the middle-aged man suddenly raised his foot and hit Wen Jianing’s knee heavily. His old injury was not healed yet, and Wen Jianing’s whole body trembled with pain. At this time, he had been dragged to the edge of the deck.

  The employees who discovered the commotion on the deck had run out in their direction.

  Wen Jianing held back the pain and kicked the spaces between the man’s legs. He watched him take a few steps back from the pain. Not wanting to be entangled with him anymore, Wen Jianing dragged his injured leg and ran in the direction of the people passing by.

  Unexpectedly, the man took out his mobile phone and hit Wen Jianing on the head from behind.

  Wen Jianing felt dizzy in an instant. The man used all his strength. Before those people rushed over, he carried Wen Jianing up and jumped over the railing into the sea.

  Wen Jianing could swim. And after they entered the water, the middle-aged man loosened his grip on Wen Jianing. Wen Jianing kicked him away to help him go toward the sea surface.

  The rescuer moved very quickly. After Wen Jianing got to the surface of the water, someone quickly supported him from behind and dragged him aside.

  No one in the casino hall knew what happened on the deck, but a staff member immediately notified Cao Songquan. Only a moment after Wen Jianing was rescued on the ship, Cao Songquan arrived and hurried over with Li Rong and Lu Jinxin.

  Someone took a blanket and wrapped Wen Jianing.

  Wen Jianing was trembling all over. His hair and clothes were all wet, and the corners of his mouth were black from the fight just now. He looked fragile and pitiful. He clung to the blanket tightly with both hands.

  Cao Songquan was shocked to see him like this. After all, he was the one who abducted him out in the middle of the night, but he did not expect things to become this way.

  Li Rong said, “Send him to the hospital.”

  Wen Jianing raised his head and said, “Where is Lu Jinlang? Can you let Lu Jinlang come over?”

  Lu Jinxin frowned, “Lu Jinlang will be here in several hours.”

  Two employees on the ship came to help him, but Wen Jianing found that his knees hurt badly when he moved. He was afraid that these people would help him change his clothes, or he would ask him to take off his clothes and trousers to see if there were any wounds on his body when he arrived at the hospital. He could only hold on to his blanket and said, “I want to see Lu Jinlang, or I’m not going anywhere!”

  Cao Songquan squatted in front of him worriedly, and asked, “Xiao Ke, what’s the matter?”

  Wei Lun was more rational, and said, “Anyway, let’s give Lu Jinlang a call first.”

  Li Rong took out his cell phone to call Lu Jinlang upon hearing this.

  Lu Jinxin slightly bent over to look at him, “Did you hit your head somewhere?”

  Wen Jianing didn’t speak. His head was in a mess. He was just thinking if he fainted just now or unfortunately died. He could only lie there and let these people take off his clothes and find the secret of his body; Or if he escaped this time, what would happen if he got hurt and sick in the future?

  He didn’t dare to imagine, and he suddenly felt that he was so powerless over his ability to handle things.

  Wen Jianing was finally sent to the shore by speedboat. Cao Songquan was full of guilt and escorted him personally. After landing on the shore, he asked someone to drive him to the hospital.

  But in the parking lot of the hospital, Wen Jianing refused to get off and insisted on waiting until Lu Jinlang came.

  Cao Songquan didn’t understand. He knew the kind of relationship between Wen Jianing and Lu Jinlang, but he never felt that Wen Jianing’s personality was so difficult. He was a very cheerful young man before.

  Lu Jinlang came faster than expected.

  As soon as Cao Songquan saw him, he felt as if the Savior had come and wanted to shout Amitabha*.

  Lu Jinlang nodded, and there was no time to explain to him in detail. He walked to the door of the car and stretched out his hand to Wen Jianing, “Come.”

  Wen Jianing immediately reached out and let Lu Jinlang carry him out.

  Cao Songquan was staring at all this in amazement. It was as if Lu Jinlang had picked up a little wolf cub on the street, and anyone who touched it would be bitten. And now that the master suddenly appeared, the little wolf cub instantly transformed into a puppy, and as soon as he was held, the wolf cub wagged his tail.

  Wen Jianing hugged Lu Jinlang and said in his ear, “What should I do? I don’t want to be checked.”

  Lu Jinlang carried him into the car he took when he came. After Wen Jianing got in the car, he found that the driver was Lu Yunan, and Wen Jianing felt relieved for a moment.

  Cao Songquan came after him.

  Lu Jinlang thanked Cao Songquan, and then said, “I will take him to the doctor first, and then I will talk to Director Cao.”

  Cao Songquan didn’t want to delay them, and hurriedly said, “Go, go.”

  As soon as the door was closed, Lu Yunan immediately started the car.

  Wen Jianing asked, “Where are we going?”

  Lu Jinlang said, “I have already contacted the doctor to change to another private hospital, so don’t be nervous.”

  Wen Jianing said, “But…”

  ”Listen,” Lu Jinlang said to him, “You can’t stay healthy or uninjured nor you can not go to the hospital for the rest of your life. What you need is to find a trustworthy doctor, understand?”

  Wen Jianing subconsciously glanced at Lu Yunan, who was driving in front of him, but Lu Yunan seemed to have not heard of it but did not react at all.

  He didn’t know what to do. He just felt that Lu Jinlang was right. Now he needs to go to the hospital for a comprehensive examination.

  Lu Jinlang reached out and peeled off his blanket. He felt that the clothes inside were still wet. He had maintained this state for about several hours. He was bound to get sick even if he was not ill.

  So without hesitation, he reached out to help him undress, and then said to Lu Yunan, “Yunan, find a place to buy a set of clean clothes first.”

  Lu Yunan then stopped the car on the roadside for a while and bought a set of clothes at a very fast speed.

  Lu Jinlang helped Wen Jianing change his clothes in the car.

  When he was taking off his pants, Wen Jianing moved to the back of the chair to make sure that he was out of Lu Yunan’s sight, and then asked Lu Jinlang to help him take off his pants.

  Lu Jinlang then saw that the injury on his knee was red and swollen, and it seemed to be worse than before.

  Wen Jianing looked at Lu Jinlang and felt that he was finally able to calm down completely at this time, and he said, “Did I look crazy just now?”

  Lu Jinlang reached out and touched his head. His hair has already been dried by the sea breeze.

  Wen Jianing said, “I’m lucky to have you.”

  Lu Jinlang said, “You think of me too highly.”

  Actually, he didn’t need to be so nervous. He was so nervous that Cao Songquan and others who saw him at the time must feel that something was wrong.

  Wen Jianing shook his head, “I can’t help it.”

  He had already thought about it so much before, that for a moment he even thought about finding a place in a foreign country where no one would know him, and die quietly in a vast forest so that no one would ever find his secret.

  But now as he stayed by Lu Jinlang’s side, he felt his previous thoughts were a bit funny. Why would he be desperate enough to want to die?

  Lu Jinlang said to him, “The doctor is my friend. I asked him to fly over and contact the private hospital here through his connection. He will check up on you personally. You can go to him if you feel unwell in the future. He is a good doctor who takes his responsibility to his patients seriously.”

  Wen Jianing understood what he meant, and after a long silence, he finally nodded.


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*Saying Amitabha is similar to saying Hallelujah or similar to saying Praise the Lord.

Notes:
I was suddenly reminded the song I can go the distance when imagining Wen Jianing looking at the distance on a boat. I guess Wen Jianing is paying the price of having a gambling good luck tonight, huh?

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2 Comments

  1. I just dont understand why the author made him like this…. that’s so cruel…

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  2. emotionalpotato

    I feel so bad rn 😭

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