在第十八回裏， 西門慶上了有罪必斬的黑名單，銀子開路，進獻當朝宰相蔡京太師， 隨即名單上“西門”改成 “賈”，西門慶死裏逃生。
人在山東的西門慶聞到皇城救命恩人蔡太師的壽辰，派人押送生日擔禮到京都， 金壺玉盞， 精雕仙人，錦繡蟒衣，異果美酒。蔡老大喜，鄉民西門慶怎無寸官， 即封為山東提刑所理刑副千戶（山東省副法官）。 這時六妻瓶兒喜生貴子， 氣得五妻金蓮痛哭閉戶。西門官祿臨門，平地登雲，給兒子取名官哥兒。
In Chapter 18, Ximen got to know Cai, a high ranking officer, because of his changing Ximen’s name on the Wanted List, free Ximen from execution.
Ximen finds out Cai’s birthday, has his people guarded loads of birthday gifts by boat, sailing all the way to the capitol, to present to Cai, There are Silver-Jade wares, exquisite art figures, delicate fabrics and clothes, unusual wines and fruits, and more. Cai is pleased, why the country man Ximen has no rank at all? Cai immediately makes Ximen as the Deputy Jury Officer in Shangdong Province. At home, Ximen’s 6th wife Ping gives birth to a son, his 5th wife Jin closes door crying. Ximen rises from ground to sky, names his son – Officer.