The Celebrity - Chapter 25
Chapter 25 – A Divine Thief, a Lame Person, a Beautiful Woman
Tian SiSi had turned around immediately.
As soon as she turned her head she saw Yang Fan.
The old Yang Fan, the big head, the round face, with his distinguishable very fat, stupid appearance.
But Tian SiSi did not consider him ugly at all.
She only felt a sudden surge of warmth in her heart, not only warmth but also happiness.
It was the same kind of feeling when someone retrieved her most beloved thing that she had lost.
She almost nearly jumped up and called him.
But when she actually turned her head, her face seemed to stiffen.
Because Yang Fan did not seem to notice her, nor had he paid any attention to her.
Yang Fan was speaking with another person.
As if in his heart, all the people in the world seemed to be a lot more important than her.
Tian SiSi suddenly no longer felt empty, instead she felt awfully mad and angry.
Qin Ge said with a smile, “Now you ought to know who he is?”
Tian SiSi sneered, “I only know that you can see this big-headed ghost.”
She could not bear asking, “The person you admire the most is really him?”
Qin Ge nodded.
Tian SiSi said, “The person who rescued you a moment ago was him?”
Qin Ge said with a smile, “Moreover, the person who was afraid that you would catch a cold last night was also him.”
Tian SiSi blushed furiously and said, “You saw that...”
Qin Ge said, “I had to pretend that I did not see it.”
Tian SiSi was staring at him, and railed bitterly, “You already knew him before?”
Qin Ge said, “If I had not known him, I could not have admired him.”
He was smiling, and also said, “The truth is if you were to admire a person, you would need to know him for a very long time, only then you would know what kind of a person he is.”
Actually what kind of a person was Yang Fan?
Tian SiSi thought she knew him very clearly.
He was from a famous family, the third master Yang was the sole heir of the family property, destined to enjoy money and happiness for a lifetime.
But he did not enjoy a merry life.
Since he was very small, he had roamed about and created his own world.
He had studied under many martials arts teachers, but most of his masters afterwards took him as a friend.
He was an expert at living a life of dissipation. Someone said that he was dead drunk in Da-tong’s brothel place for 17 days, the wine that he drank was enough to drown several people to death.
Sometimes he could also be found in a temple, but it was not clear whether he just wanted to rest or he wanted to confess his own evil.
His head was very big, he had thick-skinned face.
Besides living a life of dissipation, he did not seem to have any other proper things to do.
This was Yang Fan— — Tian SiSi knew that much.
But she suddenly realized now that the more she got to know him, the more she could not really understand him. Was it because she had not looked deep enough?
Tian SiSi stared at him with big eyes, looking at Yang Fan.
He was standing there talking to several people. His voice was very low, bringing a little mystery with him. He seemed to always work a little mysteriously.
There were 5-6 people sitting there talking to him originally, but after a while other people had left, leaving only a person there sitting eating the noodles. His eating capacity was really not small, 6-7 empty bowls were already piled in front of him.
When Yang Fan came to him, he was gnawing at the pig's feet, but when he saw Yang Fan, he immediately stood up showing a great respect.
It seemed that besides Tian SiSi, everyone else all showed great respect to Yang Fan.
Actually what were they saying? What topic were they discussing?
Tian SiSi had called suddenly and said loudly, “Yang Fan, can you come here first?”
Yang Fan turned around to look at her with a frown. The person speaking with him was smiling and nodding, after a gentle two sentences, he walked away with a limp.
Tian SiSi discovered that he was a lame person who was also poor, thin and abandoned.
This person might not have had meals for several days, therefore he was seizing the opportunity to stuff all the beef noodles into his stomach.
Tian SiSi curled his lips and sneered, “I really do not understand what you were saying to flatter this kind of person.”
She had not said it when Yang Fan came over and said lightly, “You know him?”
Tian SiSi said, “Who would know him?”
Yang Fan said, “Since you do not know him, how do you know what kind of a person he is?”
Tian SiSi said, “What is so great about what kind of a person he is?”
Yang Fan said, “He does not have anything great, but still if he wants to speak to me, even if it is for three days and three nights, I will accompany him.”
Tian SiSi’s eyes grew bigger and said, “He will say something nice?”
Yang Fan said, “Not something nice, but something actually worth listening.”
He then said leisurely, “Something worth listering usually are not that pleasant to hear.”
Tian SiSi sneered, “What has to be worth listening? Like what place to go to find women?”
Qin Ge suddenly laughed.
Tian SiSi turned her head to stare at him and said, “What are you laughing at?”
Qin Ge said with a smile, “I am laughing at you all.”
Tian SiSi said, “Laughing at us all? Who are us?”
Qin Ge said, “You and him.”
He was smiling, also said, “When you have not met each other, both of you seem to think of each other a lot, but yet as soon as you meet each other, you actually cannot stop quarrelling......”
Tian SiSi’s face stiffened and said loudly, “I am telling you, I am me, he is him, even if eight sticks were used to bind us that still would not bring us together.”
Although she stiffened her face, but her complexion had become red.
Yang Fan smiled suddenly and said, “If eight sticks are not enough, how about nine sticks?”
Tian SiSi said maliciously, “With nine sticks I will kill you, kill this big-headed ghost.”
She spoke this but before the end she giggled as her face became very red.
If you were really a girl who were supposed to be bound together with a man and be pulled somewhere, her face would not blushed, she would just turned pale. She would not giggle.
For the first time Lady Tian felt that this place had a good point, the lighting was at least good.
She did not really want to let this big-headed ghost see her blush so fiercely.
Unfortunately that mystifying waiter suddenly walked in.
Seeing Yang Fan, he unexpectedly became like a different person, he showed a very kind smiling face. He bowed and said with a smile, “Today what do you want to eat?”
Yang Fan said, “You just arrange it.”
The waiter said, “Is the previous arrangement good?”
Yang Fan said, “Fine.”
The waiter said, “How about some wine?”
Yang Fan said, “Tonight I have to take care of something.”
The waiter said, “Then a little bit is fine, a catty of wine certainly will not mess things up.”
He bowed again and left.
Tian SiSi sneered, “There are only a couple of things here to eat, why did he have to ask?”
Yang Fan blinked and said, “Perhaps he only wanted to hear me speak.”
Tian SiSi said, “Hear you speak? What is so pleasant to hear?”
Yang Fan said easily, “Many people say that my voice is pleasant to hear, haven’t you noticed?”
Tian SiSi bent her waist immediately, holding her belly, as if suddenly feeling nauseated and wanted to vomit.
Qin Ge suddenly laughed.
Tian SiSi stared at him, “What are you laughing at?”
Qin Ge said, “I suddenly remember something, this saying is not only interesting, it is true.”
Tian SiSi said, “What is it?”
Qin Ge said, “If a woman starts putting on airs in front of you, she is already expressing how much she likes you.”
Tian SiSi called out, “That is nonsense, who said this kind of B.S?”
Qin Ge said, “Yang Fan.”
He smiled while also saying, “Certainly Yang Fan, except Yang Fan, no one else can say something like this.”
Tian SiSi winked, putting on a serious face she said, “There is someone else.”
Qin Ge said, “Who?”
Tian SiSi said, “The pig.”
The food was sent out quickly, besides the beef and the pig's feet, all kinds of dishes unexpectedly also came out. Almost any kind of dishes you would want were all laid out on the table.
Tian SiSi was staring at that waiter and said, “Isn’t this place only serves beef and pig's feet?”
The waiter said, “And the noodles.”
Tian SiSi said, “No other?”
The waiter said, “No.”
Tian SiSi nearly shouted, “Then where do these things come from?”
The waiter said, “Fished from the pots and pans.”
Tian SiSi said, “Why didn't you send us these a moment ago?”
The waiter said, “Because you are not the eldest brother Yang.”
He did not wait for Tian SiSi to ask anymore questions and turned around.
If this person were a girl, or if there were not so much oil on his body, Lady Tian would have held onto him and certainly taught him some manners. Unfortunately he was a man and the oil on his clothes was probably enough to stir fry 70-80 types of dishes.
Therefore Tian SiSi only sat there with a blank angry stare.
Actually what did this big-headed ghost have that cause others to be so good to him? She really did not understand.
Tian SiSi just sat there for a while before blurting out, “What did he say just a moment ago? Eldest brother Yang?”
Yang Fan said, “Seems so.”
Tian SiSi said, “Why does he call you eldest brother Yang?”
Yang Fan said, “Why can’t he call me eldest brother Yang?”
Tian SiSi said, “Is he your brother?”
Yang Fan said, “That is not good?”
Tian SiSi sneered, “Certainly good. As long as he is an individual, he can be your friend and be on intimate terms with you.”
Qin Ge said with a smile, “But it actually has to be an individual, this is most important, because some people are not qualified.”
Tian SiSi looked at him and said, “You are also his brother?”
Qin Ge said, “That is not good?”
Tian SiSi sneered, “Certainly good. Your tune has become very similar to his, if you were smaller, you could even become his son, that is still good.”
Qin Ge said, “There is also a person whose tune has quickly become quite similar to his.”
Tian SiSi said, “Who is it?”
Qin Ge said, “You.”
Some people’s behavior and action were so distinct that other people could quickly follow him involuntarily. It was like spreading the colds sickness, it was too easy to infect the others. When you stayed with him in the same place for a while, you could not help yourself being infected by him.
Tian SiSi detected suddenly that she had changed a little, that before she did not speak like this.
Should a girl speak like this?
She had not figured that out when from the darkness ahead, some 5 or 6 shadows had walked nearer. The person in the front was walking with a limp, the lame person.
Tian SiSi could not bear asking, “This crippled person is also your brother?”
Yang Fan said, “He is not called the cripple, nobody called him the cripple.”
Tian SiSi said, “What do others call him?”
Yang Fan said, “Wu BanCheng.”
Tian SiSi said, “His name is Wu BanCheng (half a city)?”
Yang Fan said, “His name is Wu BuKe (not possible), but all others actually called him Wu BanCheng.”
Tian SiSi said, “Why?”
Yang Fan said, “Because nearly half of this city used to belong to their family.”
Tian SiSi said, “Now?”
Yang Fan said, “Now there is only this place.”
Tian SiSi was stunned and said, “This place is his?”
Yang Fan said, “Right.”
Tian SiSi said, “He already looks so poor, why doesn’t he open his own business in this place?”
Yang Fan said, “Because he is afraid that if he takes back this place, he will have nowhere to go in the evening.”
Tian SiSi said, “Therefore he would rather die poor, and let others get rich on this place?”
Yang Fan said, “He is not poor.”
Tian SiSi said, “He is not poor? How can he be not poor?”
Yang Fan said, “Although he has sold half of the city, he had actually gained half a city of friends, therefore he is still Wu BanCheng.”
Qin Ge said, “Therefore he is still a lot richer compared to others.”
It looked like there were certain people who considered having friends to be truly richer and happier than being rich.
Tian SiSi sighed and said, “So, he is actually an odd person.”
Yang Fan said, “Because he is an odd person, therefore I can frequently hear strange news only from his mouth.”
Tian SiSi’s eyes shone and said, “Today you have heard some strange news?”
Yang Fan said, “He has many friends, his news is certainly very interesting.”
Tian SiSi said, “What news do you hear?”
Yang Fan said, “He tells me that there is a temple outside the city.”
Tian SiSi said, “You think this news is very strange? Only if a person had never been in a temple the whole life would he think that news is strange, even a pig should have been in a temple once!”
Yang Fan paid no attention to her, then said, “He also told me that there are three senior monks in the temple.”
Tian SiSi disappointedly said, “Not only this pig has never seen a temple, he has never seen monks too.”
Yang Fan said, “He also told me, today suddenly there are several dozens of monks in this temple, moreover they are not senior monks, but new monks.”
Tian SiSi’s eye had shone, she nearly jumped and said, “Where is this temple?”
Yang Fan said lightly, “Since this news is not strange, why do you ask?”
Tian SiSi sweetly said, “The one who said that this news does not feel strange is the real pig.”
She suddenly felt extremely excited.
If there were many new monks in the temple, they must certainly be the monks from that gambling establishment. And one of them must be the golden beard.
As long as they could find these monks, they could prove that the event this afternoon was not just a dream, that she was not talking nonsense. As long as they could prove this matter, they could prove that Qin Ge did not kill the meddlesome monk.
Therefore the key to revealing this plot was in that temple!
Qin Ge also could not bear asking, “Where is this temple?”
Yang Fan said, “Outside the north gate.”
Qin Ge said, “How far is it from here to the north gate?”
Yang Fan said, “Very near.”
Tian SiSi jumped up and interjected, “Such being the case, why don’t we go now, what are we waiting for?”
Yang Fan said, “We should wait for a person.”
Tian SiSi said, “Wait?”
Yang Fan said, “It is a person worth waiting for.”
Tian SiSi said, “If we don’t hurry there now, these monks might leave?”
Yang Fan said, “If they have left, I cannot do anything about it.”
Tian SiSi said, “Why can’t we hurry there, why do we have to wait for that person?”
Yang Fan said, “Because I have to wait.”
Tian SiSi said, “He is so important?”
Yang Fan said, “Mmm.”
Tian SiSi sat down again, pouted her mouth and could not bear asking, “Does he have something very important to tell you?”
Yang Fan said, “Mmm.”
Tian SiSi said, “Actually what news?”
Yang Fan’s face just responded by disinclined “mmm” all the time and he sipped the wine in the cup slowly while picking up a duck gizzard to chew.
Qin Ge said with a smile suddenly, “I think your alcohol capacity has dwindled recently.”
Yang Fan smiled and said, “Indeed it has dwindled, but it would still see you crawling all around the place talking nonsense.”
Qin Ge laughed and said, “Boasting again, when we find the opportunity, I will prevail over you.”
Yang Fan said, “Do you remember when we were at the Fragrant hall, enjoying the Shaoxing wine ......”
At this critical time, these two people unexpectedly just chatted back and forth.
Tian SiSi became anxious and angry, and suddenly banged the table and said loudly, “Since you two already know each other long ago, why didn’t you tell me?”
Yang Fan said, “Why did we have to tell you?”
Qin Ge said with a smile, “We know so many people, if we have to tell you one by one, three days and three nights are still not enough.”
Men were really not a good thing, yesterday they pretended not to know each other, today they formed the battle front against her.
The most annoying thing was that when they said something, she could not argue against it.
Tian SiSi had suddenly remembered Tian Xin.
This servant girl was always glib, if she had her by her side helping her, maybe they could not bully her so easily.
But unfortunately she could not see this servant girl anywhere.
Immediately Tian SiSi banged the table again and said loudly, “How about my servant? Return her to me quickly.”
Yang Fan said, “What are you saying?”
Tian SiSi said, “You brought along my servant girl, and you still dare to pretend you don’t know?”
Yang Fan frowned and said, “When did I do that?”
Tian SiSi said, “Yesterday, when you went out of that gambling establishment, didn’t she follow you along?”
Yang Fan said, “You asked her to leave you?”
Tian SiSi, “I could not have provided her lodging.”
Yang Fan had not spoken, his complexion seemed to change really ugly.
Tian SiSi did not like his look and with an anxious smile she asked, “Haven't you seen her?”
Yang Fan shook his head.
Tian SiSi said, “You ......You do not know where she is?”
Yang Fan shook his head again.
Tian SiSi’s hands and feet suddenly became ice-cold, she sighed, “She ...... has been carried away by force by these people?”
Whenever someone mentioned about Mr. Ge, her hands and feet became icy cold.
Thinking that Tian Xin could possibly have fallen into this devils’ hands, she felt shivering cold all over.
After a very long time, she only then struggled to stand up.
Yang Fan said, “You must leave?”
Tian SiSi nodded.
Yang Fan said, “Where are you going?”
Tian SiSi was nipping her lips and said, “To look for that dead servant girl.”
Yang Fan said, “Look where?”
Tian SiSi said, “I ......I would look for Zhang Haoer first, then look for Madam Wang.”
Yang Fan said, “If she were really there, what would you do?”
Tian SiSi was stunned.
Wherever Tian Xin were, Mr. Ge woud also possibly be there.
As soon as she saw Mr. Ge, her body felt weak, so what could she do?
Yang Fan said, “I think you should better sit down first and wait ...“
Tian SiSi said loudly, “Actually how long are we waiting?”
Yang Fan said, “Until the person comes.”
Tian SiSi said, “What if he does not come?”
Yang Fan said, “I will continue to wait.”
Tian SiSi said bitterly, “Is that person your father that you should be like this?”
And then someone behind her said lightly, “I am not his father, at the most I can only be called his old lady.”
This voice was hoarse and low and deep, but had indescribable charm, even a woman who heard her voice would think that it was extremely pleasant to hear.
Tian SiSi had turned around and saw a woman.
She had never seen such a woman before.
The light at that place was only as good as the chilly star lights.
She stood passively underneath.
Her face did not show any expression, she had not spoken and had not moved at all, not even her fingertips. But for some unknown reason, Tian SiSi for a quick moment felt that her whole body was like moving and speaking. In particular that eyes, the dim, partly opened eyes seemed to continuously give this half asleep appearance. But when these same eyes were looking at you, you felt that her life was giving a message about loneliness and at the same time, reaching out to you the cordiality that intertwined into the depth of your bone and body.
Whoever you were, you would feel thorough sympathy with her.
And yet when you wanted to approach her, she could suddenly became very remote ......
As far as the horizon.
Tian SiSi had never seen such a woman.
But she actually knew that such a woman was precisely whom men longed for even in their dreams.
Zhang Haoer had graceful bearing and was also very beautiful.
But compared to this woman, Zhang Haoer was simply like a clumsy countryside girl.
“The one Yang Fan was waiting for was her.”