Chapter 12 - Lus
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After a long period of hiding in the shadows to prevent himself from being spotted, Li Yiming was finally able to settle down. Just as he was able to have peace of mind for a change, Shao Xian walked out of the bathroom with nothing but a towel wrapped around her body.
Having worked as a model for many years, Shao Xian knew full well how to appeal using her physical allure. As such, even a garment as simple as a single piece of towel had many considerations. The towel was purposefully wrapped in a way which was clamped tightly around her body, stopping at just below her buttocks, which made for a perfect combination with her still dripping wet hair tied behind her head.
She slowly made her way toward Li Yiming, walking as if she was on a fashion stage, and putting on display her slender legs.
Li Yiming gulped down a mouthful of saliva as his breathing quickened. It was not long before his rational judgment succumbed to the onslaught of lustful desires. He pinched his thigh in an attempt to calm himself down, but it ended up having the opposite effect, further stimulating his desires.
Ever since Li Yiming split away from Ji Xiaoqin, he has not had the opportunity to unleash his biological urges. Unlike the woman in the sauna center, Shao Xian was like a delicate flower which had just come out of water, elegant and beautiful.
For Shao Xian, her time on the Pandaria was a life-changing experience. She began to hate her former self, but when Li Yiming showed up and hinted the obvious, she did not hesitate for a fraction of a second. Perhaps she wanted to pay back her debt, or perhaps she was genuinely attracted to Li Yiming. One thing she knew for sure — she could not refuse him.
“Do… do you want to take a shower first?” Shao Xian whispered.
As Li Yiming’s breathing grew heavier and heavier, he ripped off his own shirt, sending the banknotes flying around the room. It was now a room filled with two of the deadly sins of humankind: greed and lust.
Li Yiming reached out with his hand and inched closer to Shao Xian.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Three loud thuds were heard in quick succession. Li Yiming’s hand froze just inches short of the white towel. It took tremendous power of will for him to stop himself.
Shao Xian glanced at the door, and then back at Li Yiming.
Li Yiming let out a long expiration and continued his move.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
“Open the door! I know you’re inside!” A voice of a man who sounded irritated was heard.
Li Yiming instantly pulled back his hand and jumped away from Shao Xian. He looked at her in surprise and confusion. ‘Is this… her boyfriend?’
Shao Xian also put her hands on her chest and walked to her bed. She picked up a bedsheet and rolled it around herself to cover her attractive curves, leaving only her head visible.
“Your boyfriend?” Knowing full well that her place was not soundproof, Li Yiming asked in a low voice.
Shao Xian shook her head.
“Husband?” Li Yiming thought of an even worse possibility.
Shao Xian shook her head again.
“Landlord?” Li Yiming asked.
Shao Xian frowned as Li Yiming’s guesses were becoming more and more ridiculous.
The door kept on getting knocked at a pace hinting at the person’s impatience. Li Yiming took a deep breath and decided to greet whoever was at the other side of the door. He decided to take responsibility in a situation where Shao Xian could not. After one last glance at Shao Xian, he turned the doorknob and found a young man in his twenties with bleached hair, wearing white jeans and a black leather jacket.
“Who are you looking for?” Li Yiming asked.
“You…” The man clearly did not expect to see Li Yiming, but was then amused when he saw the inside of the room. The hot humidity in the air, the cash on the ground, and Shao Xian’s flushed face all suggested at a single possibility. The only question now was whether he arrived too soon or too late.
“I’m looking for her. Are you done? You can leave.” The man pushed Li Yiming to the side and was going to step into the room.
“Wait!” Li Yiming said and glanced at Shao Xian. Judging from the situation, he did not think that Shao Xian knew the person.
“I don’t know him.” Shao Xian said.
“Oh, you’ll know me soon enough.” The man frowned at Li Yiming blocking his passage.
“If you don’t know her, then maybe you should come back at another time.”
“Oh? So you’re her man?” The young man smiled in derision.
Li Yiming looked back calmly and waited for the young man’s next move.
“Your name is Shao Xian, right? I know who you are, I know what you do. I’ll give you double what he offered. Don’t worry, I’m not interested in your body. I just want to ask a few questions.” The man said proudly.
“Leave!” Shao Xian suddenly burst out in anger at hearing such a demeaning remark, especially when it was in front of Li Yiming.
“What?” The young man was taken aback.
“Do I need to repeat it?” Li Yiming’s countenance sank as he was also angered by the remark.
“You should stay out of this. If you were just here to have fun, you might as well leave now. Otherwise, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life…” The man suddenly showed a cold expression.
‘Bloodlust…’ Li Yiming now knew what kind of person the young man was.
“I don’t care what you want, just come back at another time,” Li Yiming said calmly.
“You little…” The young man suddenly punched Li Yiming’s chest with his right first.
Li Yiming, who had been on his guards, caught the blow with his left hand.
“Oh?” The young man did not expect Li Yiming to stop his blow, much less being unable to free himself from the grip.
“Let me go…” The young man’s face contorted with fury as he slowly pulled out of gun from his left pocket.
‘He…’ Li Yiming’s heart skipped a beat. The gun worried him less than the manner by which it was pulled out; the weapon appeared in the young man’s hand as the latter’s watch flashed.
‘He’s a guardian…’