Published at 6th of May 2017 03:08:54 AM
Chapter 23

Chapter 23: Upper Class

Translator: Min

It was a private function, so the dress code of the gathering was formal . Jiang Chen was the only
one that showed up in a casual outfit . His plan was to vacation here, so he had no intention of
bringing a formal suit .
A pianist performed at the front of the restaurant . The elegant piano resonated within the
room . The elites from all kinds of industries mingled and bonded in search of their inner circle .
Jiang Chen stood out among the others as he circled on the edge of the dinner table with plates
filled with food . His primary interest was on the table stuffed with delicious treats . Networking
nor dancing interested him .
[Hmm, this steak is f*cking delicious . ] He delicately chewed and nodded his head in
satisfaction . He tried to act elegantly by gently rubbing the grease off of his lips . Although he
was a foodie, if he didn’t care about his gesture at all, he would be a peasant . Maybe security
would even escort him out .
He held his wine and gazed onto the person at he center of everyone's attention . The Saudi
prince was indeed remarkably wealthy . The princess looked gorgeous . Her graceful figure
curved like an hourglass . Her delicate nose paired with her crystal-like eyes created a perfect
elegance . The princess possessed the facial characteristics of an eastern beauty and the figures
of the exquisite western woman . Her composure also foretold her sense of class to everyone
around .
She didn’t wear a headscarf, so she must have been from Lebanon .
An enormous diamond, shaped like a star, decorated her flawless neck . Jiang Chen didn’t know
how much it would cost but based on the size, it must be worth millions .
The prince standing beside her was also handsome . Jiang Chen observed that the two
protagonists were surrounded by either arms dealers to oil tycoons . There were a few Asian
looking face mixed in between, but he couldn’t be sure of their nationality
The rest of the elites gathered in groups . Jiang Chen saw several familiar faces . There was a
renowned singer here, and the bald guy from Fast and Furious . He was surprised by the fact
that so many celebrities were here as well, but he didn’t have any intention of talk to them .

“Mr . Yef, why did you choose the mysterious east to celebrate this special moment with your
princess . ”
“Haha, I am especially fond of this place . Last time I was in Hawaii, but it’s quite nice here as
well . There are no reporters here . ”
Of course, there were reporters, but they were all invited by the police to have a chat . The
conversation was probably about passport documents . Regardless of how frustrated those
foreign reporters were, the police didn’t let them go . In this country, it was more important to
make sure you complied with the legal process than report meaningless news . When the time
was right, then you could leave .
In this country, money was more useful than capitalistic countries .

Last time in Hawaii, Yef spent double the amount of money to hire gangs to take care of the
situation . He also spent the same amount and bribed the cops to ignore the situation .
The complete service of the country fitted the needs of the Saudi prince well .
Because of the importance Yef placed on privacy, his friends would always take the journey to
see him . Although the friendly Yef invited everyone who resided at the hotel, not everyone lived
here .
Some people booked the hotel for a few nights to access this “resourceful” network . Jiang Chen
was quite lucky that he booked out the most expensive hotel . He didn’t know that the Saudi
prince was having a party here .
“Mr . Olaf, are you interested in five oil tankers of crude oil?”
“Of course I am interested . We burn those every day . Haha, Mr . Zachof, if you would please chat
with me . ”
“My pleasure . ”
A deal was made almost every minute between each conversation . Jiang Chen sighed as he
couldn't believe the scene . He witnessed deals happen while eating salmon . What a bizarre idea .
He even heard a few Asian billionaires talk about business, stock markets and even some
private matters . Jiang Chen also heard some quite explosive headlines .
For example, a rumored engaged actress showed up at the real estate tycoon’s room last night .
Also, a female singer known for her pureness was at a sexual party . Jiang Chen even

downloaded a few of her songs .
The news her heard shocked him, but he was not too surprised . Sexual favors were always
common among the celebrity circle . If the reporters managed to sneak in, there would be
unimaginable consequences . Of course, no reporters would show up .
“A5 Kobe Beef . Great stuff . ”
“Mhmm, these things are sure nice…” Jiang Chen raised his eyebrows and glanced at the bulky
white man across from him .
“This small piece is worth 300 USD . The way you eat it makes you feel poor . ” The white male
with short hair and a mustache smiled . He spoke fluent Mandarin which surprised Jiang Chen .
“How did you know I was Chinese?” Jiang Chen curiously asked . Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
people were hard to distinguish when they stood side by side . Even Jiang Chen himself wouldn’t
be able to tell .
‘’I have great people identifying skills . My name is Bruce Miller . ” He smiled and extended his
hand . [Because you eat the most . ] Bruce thought in his head .
He shook Bruce’s hand and exchanged a friendly smile . “Jiang Chen . ”
[I know you are up to no good . ] Jiang Chen also judged .
Instinct told Jiang Chen that this guy was not simple . The “not simple” did not refer to whether
he was rich or not . Everyone here has money here . A light scene of blood tingled around this
guy (?????) . Only people who have experienced life and death possessed this unique kind of vibe .
Jiang Chen was alerted . He didn’t know what this guy wanted .

“Don’t worry, it’s great to see someone in the same trade . ” Bruce sensed Jiang Chen’s cautious
look and waved his hand .
[Oh, he thinks I’m in the same trade as him . ] Jiang Chen didn’t know what to say . “Mhmm? Am I
that obvious?” He didn’t correct him and asked in a curious tone .
“Have you not noticed that the security here is looking at you?” Bruce sipped his glass of wine
and said slowly .
[Looking at me? Why are they looking at me?] Jiang Chen glanced at the guards with their
shades on . Their muscular body looked forceful in his eyes . He didn’t know how Bruce noticed

they were watching him through their shades . Jiang Chen also took a sip of his wine .
“Me? Mr . Bruce, I think you made a mistake . I am only an ordinary person here on vacation . ”
Jiang Chen said in a calm tone .
After Bruce had heard Jiang Chen’s words, he let out a sigh . He was a mercenary, so he usually
would not be allowed to show up at a gathering like this . However, since his team was
responsible for Prince Yef’s security, he was granted permission . The first thing that caught his
eye was Jiang Chen . The sense of blood made him extremely cautious . This guy was dangerous .
He didn’t have bulky muscles, but he had a peculiar feeling that if they fought in close combat,
there was an 80% chance that he would lose .
If Jiang Chen heard his question, he would probably laugh and tell him that he would 100% lose .
Regardless of how strong his technique was, Jiang Chen would destroy him with his strength
and reflex .
He noticed that Jiang Chen was only here for the food . So he questioned his judgment . Maybe it
was a colleague just here on vacation .
To better understand the situation, he exchanged opinions with his team before finally deciding
to have a conversation .
“That’s excellent . Enjoy your dinner sir . ” Bruce smiled and raised his cup .
Bruce didn’t leave right away but instead chatted with Jiang Chen .
Jiang Chen was also curious about the life of the foreign mercenaries, so the conversation was
quite lovely .
“That time it was in Ukraine . We escorted a top government military to the frontlines of the
battle . We got flanked . ” After a couple glasses of wine, Bruce was clearly more excited . “I
thought it was the Russians because they had strong fire power . So in the end, we were forced
to stay in a building until the tanks arrived . ”
It was not a secret, so Bruce didn’t hide too much . From their conversation, Jiang Chen knew
that they were part of Black Water International’s security team responsible for oversea
businesses . Bruce was experienced in the battlefield . He was active in the Iraq war before he
retired .
“Since we are just casually chatting, why don’t you tell me about yourself, Mr . Jiang? I am quite
curious, for I can’t afford the beach mansion with my salary . ”
“The goal of making money is to enjoy it afterward . What would I save it for? My coffin?” Jiang
Chen smiled as he answered his question . He was also on his third steak .

“My bad . If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your business, then don’t worry . ” Bruce’s fine
dining etiquette didn’t seem to match his history of violence .
“Oh, it’s not that big of a deal . To put it in simple terms, it has to do with gold . ” Jiang Chen said
mysteriously .
“Hmm? Do you work in South Africa? That’s a good place . ” Bruce nodded
“No, it’s in Asia . ” Jiang Chen shook his head . Bruce was quite surprised .
“To my knowledge, Asia is not a hotspot for a lot of business . Is there a lot of business there?”
Bruce looked confused .
“That’s not true . There is a lot of business near the border . We get paid in gold . ” Jiang Chen
made up a story .
Bruce listened to the story and smiled back . He then kept his silence .
A lot of conversations are better when they are off topic, especially for a mercenary like him .
There were usually two types of border businesses . Firearms or drugs . Both of them were not
conversation topics suitable for the public . These types of gathering usually prepared private
rooms for these matters .
These gatherings also had FBI agents lurking around . Questions too specific would be impolite
in public .
The gathering safely reached its conclusion . After the Prince’s romantic remark to the Princess,
the elites began to depart . As Jiang Chen was preparing to leave, Bruce offered him his business
card and said goodbye .
The reason why he chatted with Jiang Chen was primarily because he wanted to keep an eye on
him . Since the gathering was over, he didn’t need to stay there any longer .
Jiang Chen stuffed the business card into his pocket, as he would unlikely meet Bruce again .
Jiang Chen didn’t want to create too much attention in the modern world, but he kept the
business card in case he ever needed something from Bruce .