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The Queen of Gamblers [千王之王之红心会]

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发表于 2014-4-6 07:13:27 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
本帖最后由 XueXue 于 2014-4-6 08:33 编辑

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Recently, I re-watched the king of gamblers on Youtube, and I became addicted with Michelle and Patrick as a pair. I was so obsessed that I finished the drama within one week. (Yes, that is 40 episodes over seven days.) Anyhow, I have never written a fanfic before, so if there are any suggestions or ideas for the story, please feel free and comment below. Much love and hugs from NY!

MAIN CASTING
Michelle Yim (the one and only ) .......... 岑小津 ("Janice")

Patrick Tse .......... 龍四 ("Simon")

Liza Wang .......... 谭小棠 ("Teresa")

KK Cheung (張國強) .......... Matthew Tsai (蔡马德)

Damian Lau .......... KT Fan (范克涛)

Ron Ng .......... 霍從一 ("Charles")


FOREWORD
[~1940] Ten years after fleeing from Shanghai, Simon and Janice settled in Macau to start a new life with Janice's son (Charles). At first, Simon and Janice decided to live out the rest of their years modestly. Simon worked as a chef, while Janice settled as an accountant. The two were deemed as the perfect couple for several years, until Simon and Janice were revisited by Simon's oath brothers, who fled Shanghai like they did. Simon's brothers, yearning for their days as successful entrepreneurs, wanted Simon to return to the gambling business. Being the honorable brother that he is, Simon started a casino in the area and named it after the monopoly he had started in Shanghai a decade ago: 四海赌场. The single casino quickly spread like wildfire, and Simon, feeling in debt to his brothers for their loyalty, gave them one each to manage.

At the same time, Janice was worried that Simon's decision to reenter the gambling business would bring in competitors from all over China in hopes to undermine this so-called King of Gamblers. As she watched Simon get older day by day, Janice made a decision that she would have never expected herself to make: she asked Simon to teach her how to gamble. Of course, to teach her the rules of the game was one thing, but to teach her how to master the games like the King could was a different story. Simon was hesitant. He knew that teaching Janice his tricks would mean that one day she will have her own enemies and even the possibility of losing her life over a gamble of Texas Hold'em. After a long period of consideration, Simon finally agreed. Although Janice knew all of Simon's tricks and whatnot, she never gambled at the tables, because Simon was always there to defend the casino when necessary. Then one day, the unthinkable happened, Simon went missing after receiving the news of a man who looked like his deceased disciple (KT Fan) in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a wealthy lady by the name of Teresa Tam sent her most trusted henchman, Joe Ma (马德钟), to play at 四海赌场. She had only one order for Joe: send Janice her greetings and the notice of an imminent challenge.
 楼主| 发表于 2014-4-6 09:48:52 | 显示全部楼层
Round I: The Rise of the Queen

“四海皆通不通情,六亲不认只认钱“ -千王之王重出江湖

[Winter of 1942; Simon’s office at 四海赌场]

Janice stands by the window and looks out at the bustling streets of Macau. Her white qipao radiates as the sun’s ray hits the garment. Her favorite mink lays on the back of Simon’s chair, as if it is somehow keeping Simon warm in the distance. The sun is slowly setting in the horizon, much like her heart is every day that Simon remains missing.

[2 months ago; Flashback to the day Simon left for Hong Kong in this very room]

“Janice, take care of 四海赌场 while I’m gone,” Simon instructs crisply.
“Be careful,” Janice says longingly.

Janice knew that there is absolutely nothing she can say to stop Simon from leaving, because he’s Simon - and no one can change his mind once it’s made up. She wanted to grab his arm as he turns to leave, but no, she won’t. She knew better than that to be in his way. As she watched his steps move one in front of the other, Janice decidedly looked away to avoid watching him walk out the door. The steps stopped and retraced.

“Janice. Promise you’ll wait for me to return. I won’t be gone for long,” Simon affirmed.
Janice placed her arms around Simon once more. Her light fragrance along with the saltiness of her tears penetrated Simon’s heart. He pulled Janice away from the embrace by her shoulders.
“Take this,” Simon says while holding a deck of cards in his hands, “It’ll come in handy.”
Janice took the cards from his hand, and with one turn of his body, Simon walked away.

[Return to the current day]
Now that the night has fallen, Janice returns to the desk. From the drawer, she pulls out the deck of cards Simon had given her. With the slide of her hand, the 52 cards lay out serially in front of her with the jokers at the end. Sliding her hand in the opposite direction, the cards flipped over. With each swipe, the cards were getting shuffled. Then with a final motion, the pile was facing up - but the deck of cards all became ace of hearts! Janice takes the pile and throws it in the air. Without looking upwards, she catches two cards and lays it on the table: a pair of aces - the ace of spades and the ace of hearts.

A messenger comes running in. "Ms. Janice, someone has won more than 30 games of blackjack in a row! And each time he wins, he wins with the king of spades and the ace of spades!" reports the messenger. Janice looks up from the cards scattered around her. "Pick up the cards, and tell someone to set up the VIP room. I'll be back." And with that said, Janice gets up from her chair and wrap herself with the mink. She walks pass the double doors of the office and turns to a private meeting room at the end of the hallway. Janice pulls on the door of the closet to reveal a luxurious black suit, a silver mask, and a fedora. Game on.

发表于 2014-4-6 17:29:11 | 显示全部楼层
English story 好少有,連從一都長大成人了,要花時間慢慢睇
发表于 2014-4-8 15:01:06 | 显示全部楼层
Good start!  ..........Can't wait to read on...

However, I doubt Texas Hold'em was played in Macau back in the 50's.  I can overlook details.  LOL.....I love the Michelle-Patrick pair in the series too, but since you throw KK in there, I prefer that coupling....lol...........I wonder how will you arrange the relationships!!!!
 楼主| 发表于 2014-4-15 12:49:05 | 显示全部楼层
Sorry for the delayed update. Been sort of busy lately, but here is a teaser to the next segment. Enjoy!

[Outside of the meeting room]

Janice quickly changes out of her white qipao into the black suit. She slides on the silver mask and tops it off with the fedora. As she strolls out of the meeting room in her shiny oxfords, Charles catches up to her.

“Mom….,” Charles stutters, “I mean, Sir. Are you sure you want to go out there? Once you appear, there are going to be rumors. Rumors that would only bring more trouble.”

Janice slows her pace and turns to face her son. “Sir. I understand how badly you want to protect the name of 四海赌场, but there is another way to do this, “ Charles explains. “Let me assist you.”

“But,” Janice interrupts, “you don’t know how to gamble.”

Charles takes out a deck of cards from his blazer. He cuts the deck in half to reveal the jack of spades and places the card on top of the deck. Charles picks up the top card again, but this time instead of the jack, it is the ace of spades.

“Child’s play,” Janice smirks.

But she knew Charles was right; it was a better idea to keep out of sight until worthy competition shows up. Janice turns around and walks back to Simon’s office as she waves Charles off to deal with the mysterious man.
 楼主| 发表于 2014-4-16 03:06:03 | 显示全部楼层
[VIP Room]
Charles enters the VIP room. Across the table sits the mysterious man, who looks more like a bodyguard than a gambling master. “This shouldn’t take long,” Charles thinks to himself as he sits down.

“What do you want to play?” asks Charles.
“Whoever picks the larger card wins,” the mysterious man offers. Charles agrees.

The dealer shuffles a deck and slides a plastic card to the mysterious man and another to Charles. Charles looks straight into the mysterious man’s eyes. The mysterious man seems to have nothing on his mind but a strange will to win. The two pick up their plastic cards and throw them at the shuffled deck by the dealer. The dealer reveals the card pushed out by the yellow plastic card that Charles threw: king of diamonds. The dealer, then, reveals the card pushed out by the red plastic card the the mysterious man threw: king of clubs.

While Charles numbingly at the cards, Joe stands up to leave. As Joe brushes by Charles, he stops and say, “Tell Janice Shun that Ms. Tam is paying a visit to Macau soon.”

[Simon’s office]

Charles enters the room to find Janice sitting at the couch changed back into her qipao. “Mom, I,” Charles begins. “It’s ok. I know what happened,” Janice says calmly. “I tried my best,” Charles explains. Janice nods to acknowledge his apology. “It’s strange though…he didn’t wager anything on the game,” Janice begins, “What could he possibly want?” Charles suddenly remembers that the man told him to tell his mother that Ms. Tam is coming. “Do you know who is Ms. Tam?” Charles asks. “Ms. Tam?” Janice questions back. “The man said Ms. Tam is coming to Macau. I assumed you know who she is,” Charles explains. Janice looks back at Charles confusingly. “I have no idea. Whoever she is, I hope she comes in peace, but my intuition tells me that I am going to be wrong.”
发表于 2014-4-16 11:43:54 | 显示全部楼层
I like Ron Ng  as the son of Catherina Yim,  the Academy inside the mother and son have been too love.
发表于 2014-4-18 19:53:49 | 显示全部楼层
omg! There's a sequel to king of gambler at last!!!!! :hoola
When will be ur next update?? Can't wait to read more!
 楼主| 发表于 2014-4-20 13:21:05 | 显示全部楼层
[Fan’s resident in Hong Kong]

KT Fan sits at his antique mahogany desk, rolling in his palm the die that Simon gave him months ago. The first and last time KT saw Simon was at a pub. Simon talked charmingly about how KT reminded him of his deceased disciple. The two excitedly buzzed away the night on the possibilities to come if Simon were KT’s master. Despite Simon’s persistence, however, KT declined his offer. After that night, KT never saw Simon again, but that was fine because he had other matters to attend to. The next night, KT attended a gala and assassinated a political candidate as instructed by an anonymous buyer.

“Ring ring,” the phone suddenly sounds. KT picks up the call. “Madam says your next assignment is Simon Long,” the voice of the mysterious man hangs in the air. KT decidedly hangs up. He knew it is time to pay a visit to Macau.
 楼主| 发表于 2014-4-20 13:23:55 | 显示全部楼层
[Macau]
Dressed in his finest suit, KT steps into 四海赌场. Walking along the balcony, Charles spots KT. “This man looks interesting…he doesn’t look like much a gambler,” Charles thinks to himself. Charles motions for one of the workers to approach KT. “Good afternoon sir. Any game you’re interested in today?” the worker offers. KT smiles as he lights a cigar. “I’m a friend of Simon Long from Hong Kong. Is he here?” KT asks. “Uh…,” the worker stalls as he looks up at Charles. Overhearing the question, Charles runs down to approach KT.

“Hi, I’m Charles Fok, the manager of this casino. You said you’re from Hong Kong?” Charles inquires. KT nods. “Come with me then,” Charles motions in the direction of the meeting room. “You’re not interested in knowing who I am,” KT asks as he hesitated in following Charles. “I figured what is the point of asking if you’re not interested in telling,” Charles shoots back. “Ha! Charming,” KT answers.

At the same time, the worker runs to find Janice in Simon’s office. “Madam! A man says he is a friend of Mr. Long from Hong Kong. Mr. Fok is bringing him to the meeting room.” Janice looks up from her work. Her weary eyes are overcome with hope. “Maybe — just maybe — this man would know where Simon is,” Janice thinks to herself. “But what if he is an impostor; how will I know if he is a friend or a foe?” She takes a deep breathe to collect her thoughts. “Okay. You can head back out,” Janice directs to the worker. A few minutes later, Janice steps out of office in a luxurious navy blue qipao. “It’s a chance I must take,” Janice tells herself as she clutches the folding fan that Simon gave her.
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