Chapter 50 - Financial Crisis 10: Unexpected Accident
Yu Hanjiang rode in a pickup truck borrowed from the construction site in the afternoon to carry a lot of supplies.
The two men who had been paying attention to the challengers’ movements immediately discovered him.
Yu Hanjiang and Xiao Lou whispered to each other while moving the supplies. “There isn’t enough to eat. I went to get give boxes of milk, five boxes of biscuits, a box of chocolate and a box of canned fruit.”
The young man saw the scene from the window and was excited. “Brother Xu, he really went to get things. In addition, there is canned fruit. This is a luxury food. Tonight, we will sweep up all the goods in 207 and then transfer places. How about it?’
The middle-aged man nodded. “Okay, wait until evening.”
At night, all the streets were extraordinarily quiet and the lights of all the rooms in the Shanshui Guesthouse had turned off.
People were asleep.
Yu Hanjiang and Xiao Lou were hidden in the darkness, patiently waiting for the thief to come to the door.
At 2 o’clock in the morning...
Time passed very slowly but Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang didn’t sleep. They both sat by the bed and waited in an alert manner for the voice of the thief. The two people tacitly put their phones on mute and communicated by sending text messages.
Xiao Lou wondered, “They aren’t here yet? This thief is too cautious.”
“Group Leader Yu, did you really go to the warehouse to move so many canned fruits? When I lifted it, I found that the boxes were very heavy.”
Yu Hanjiang replied, “There aren’t any canned fruits in the box.”
Xiao Lou looked at him in a puzzled manner.
Under the light of the street lamps, the handsome face of Yu Hanjiang could be seen. This man’s eyes were particularly deep as he stared at Xiao Lou with a slight smile. “They are bricks from the construction site.”
Xiao Lou, “......”
No wonder why it was so heavy to lift up!
Group Leader Yu actually went to the construction site to move a few boxes of bricks to hook the thief. This was really amazing!
At three in the morning, Xiao Lou was very sleepy.
Just then, the two people suddenly heard the door open.
Xiao Lou immediately became alert and used the invisibility cloak at the same time as Yu Hanjiang.
The door clearly opened but the other person couldn’t be seen. It was as if a gust of wind had blown the door open.
Two thieves approached the bedside and found no one in the room.
A young man asked, “What about the people? I clearly saw them enter the room.”
The other person was a middle-aged man with a slightly hoarse and cold voice. “They might’ve gone out through the window. It is a matter of saving lives and it is important to find supplies.”
Xiao Lou and Yu Hanjiang could hear their conversation but couldn’t see where they were. The two men wearing the invisibility cloak directly lifted the bed. In Xiao Lou’s view, it was like the bed was lifted by invisible hands. It was a scene like a fantasy.
Many cardboard boxes under the bed were exposed and the young man was excited. “So many! Brother Xu, it is like you guessed. The three of them really stored their food elsewhere. Too good, today’s harvest is really rich!”
He leaned over to pick up the box, only to find that it was particularly heavy.
The man gritted his teeth and asked, “Is it a box of canned fruits?”
The other person seemed to notice something was wrong and whispered, “Look inside the box.”
The transparent glue of the seal was torn open and the two men gathered together to see...
A neat pile of bricks.
They were brand new red bricks.
The two people’s faces turned green and they turned to run. The next moment, the door slammed shut and locked, a cold voice filling the air. “I’ve been waiting a long time.”
There was another gentle voice. “We also have invisibility cloaks and perfectly cleared 3 of Hearts, so we guessed your means of committing the crime.” Xiao Lou smiled and spoke seriously, “How many challengers did you steal from? Starving others to support your own way of clearing the instance, you are really too much!”
The two people initially panicked for a few seconds before soon calming down.
The middle-aged man spoke lightly, “Since you are also a friend of 3 of Hearts, you should know the truth about the best use for it. The invisibility cloak and universal key card are very easy to use in this world. It is better for everyone to cooperate so the four of us clear the instance. I promise then when leaving 3 of Spades, the gold coins in hands of the two of you won’t be less than 10 million.”
Judging by his voice, this man should be around 40 years old and he was very calm.
Xiao Lou’s voice was cold. “Killing other challengers to clear the instance? Do you still have humanity?”
The young man cried out, “What type of humanity do you want to talk about in this world? I just don’t want to die. I want to lie! What do other people have to do with me? Stop talking nonsense. If you are willing to join, the four of us will make a big profit. If you don’t like it, then we will have different plans. We won’t touch your supplies anymore and the two of you shouldn’t be nosy about us!”
Xiao Lou had long suspected that in order to survive in the Card World, there would be people who used whatever means necessary. Without the shackles of law and morality, the wickedness of human nature would exceed his imagination.
He wasn’t good at arguing with people, not to mention there was no reason to when they had different ideas.
‘A gentleman uses his words and not his fist’ wouldn’t work in this world.
Therefore, he intended to act directly.
Xiao Lou made a signal to Yu Hanjiang’s ear. He met Yu Hanjiang and quickly came to the window, in case the two people tried to flee through the window. Then Xiao Lou launched the rings that he had drawn.
Before the two thieves had entered the room, Xiao Lou drew many rings and formed a dense ring network. Then he raised the rings to the ceiling.
The two thieves hadn’t discovered that there was actually a huge net on the ceiling.
It was already too late the moment they noticed it.
Xiao Lou gently raised his fingers and countless 30cm diametre metal rings suddenly descended from the sky.
The two thieves were wearing invisibility cloaks and Xiao Lou couldn’t see them, but they still existed physically. A physical collision would affect them.
Countless rings poured down like torrential rain. However, in a corner of the room, two rings were thrown away and fell to the ground, making the clear sound of metal landing.
Xiao Lou got the precise positioning.
Yu Hanjiang rushed past and his left foot slammed hard against something, causing a scream to be heard.
This was followed by Yu Hanjiang reaching in the direction of the scream and sharply pull. Although he couldn’t see the other person in his eyes, he could judge their position based on the ring and the scream. He accurately grasped the other person’s arm and forced it back.
The man made a pig-like cry.
Yu Hanjiang declared coldly. “The invisibility cloak just lets people not see you, it doesn’t mean people can’t touch you.”
He placed the person on the ground and Xiao Lou manipulated several metal rings, forming a dense surrounding ring network that meant the other side had nowhere to hide.
Yu Hanjiang ordered, “Take off the cloak.”
The other person gritted his teeth. “Fuck, you can actually do magic?”
Xiao Lou said, “It isn’t magic.”
The young man finally seemed to react as he cried out in a startled manner, “Is it a card? You have such a powerful account?”
He finally understood that he had kicked over an iron plate and was in danger. The man hurriedly changed his words. “Brother, spare us and let us go. We will divide half the materials with you, how about it?”
He hadn’t finished his words when his back suddenly felt cold.
The icy cold ran through his heart, from his back to the front of his chest. The man looked down at his chest in disbelief.
It was a knife. A knife pierced his heart from behind without any errors.
Red blood flowed down the tip of the knife. The man’s eyes widened as he stared at the knife and he only had time to say, “Brother... Xu...”
The next moment, the bloody dagger was pulled out forcefully as the stabbed man was pushed into Yu Hanjiang.
Yu Hanjiang reflexively avoided it and there was a sound from the window. The glass was broken!
The middle-aged man agilely jumped out the broken window and disappeared into the darkness in the blink of an eye.
As a result of being stabbed to death, the invisibility cloak’s effect failed. A young man lying in a pool of blood gradually appeared in the room. His eyes were staring straight forward. Apparently even as he was dying, he couldn’t believe... he had been betrayed by his teammate.
Yu Hanjiang looked at the body at his feet with an extremely ugly expression.
Xiao Lou was also shocked by this sudden change.
After a long time, Xiao Lou trembled. “In order to escape, he actually killed his teammate and threw the body as a shield. Or was he afraid that his teammate would tell where the materials were hidden and simply killed him?”
Yu Hanjiang’s calmly swore. “Fuck! He is even inferior to a beast!”
He had never heard Group Leader Yu swear before. Apparently, Group Leader Yu was extremely angry this time.
So far, there had been no more than three prisoners who escaped from his hands.
Of course, today there was the presence of the invisibility cloak and Yu Hanjiang couldn’t accurately locate the other person. Even so, he prepared so much and didn’t catch the thieves while also letting the other side kill a companion...
Yu Hanjiang’s face was green and heavy as he spoke, “We have to transfer as soon as possible.”
He didn’t expect it to happen like this. Rather than getting rid of the thief, he exposed himself.
Yu Hanjiang frowned. “We can’t stay here. The animal actually killed his companion to escape. This means he is very vicious. Perhaps he will come back for revenge.”
Moreover, there was a corpse in the room. It wouldn’t be good for them if someone called the police tomorrow.
The man might not have been killed by them but he died because of them.
Xiao Lou’s heart was a bit uncomfortable. He took a deep breath to adjust his mood and quickly called Shao Qingge.
Shao Qingge was sleeping and he was woken up by the call. The man’s languid voice was still a bit confused. “Professor Xiao, what’s wrong? It is three in the morning, why are you looking...”
Xiao Lou told him, “There is a situation on this side and we need to transfer places immediately. Do you want to join us?”
Shao Qingge sat up on his bed. “What’s the situation?”
Xiao Lou told him helplessly, “Group Leader Yu and I wanted to lead the snake out of the hole to catch the thief. There were two thieves and in order to escape, one of them directly killed his companion.”
Shao Qingge completely woke up. “K-Killed!”
Xiao Lou briefly explained the mater. Shao Qingge heard of the dead person in room 207 and decisively said, “I will act with you. I don’t want to be arrested by the police as a suspect. I will meet you downstairs at the hotel in 10 minutes.”
The three of them carried a bag and met downstairs.
Shao Qingge’s face was very serious. “The thief really killed his partner?”
This person was not only ferocious but also decisive. He could kill his teammate without hesitation in the key moment.
Yu Hanjiang wasn’t afraid of retaliation but Xiao Lou and Shao Qingge rarely faced such things. He was afraid those two people would have an accident. It was easy to avoid the gun in the daytime but hard to avoid the arrow hidden in the darkness. Therefore, they had to move to a safer and more secure place as soon as possible.
For the construction site, he had investigated all afternoon. The workers were on strike and completely abandoned the place. Prices would continue rising tomorrow and work at the site wouldn’t resume. It could be used as a temporary hiding place for three people.
Yu Hanjiang moved the truck while Xiao Lou and Shao Qingge followed.
They planned to go to the underground warehouse to carry away the goods.
The streets late at night were terribly quiet and the expressions of the three people were more solemn than ever.
By the time they arrived at the warehouse, it was almost four in the morning. Yu Hanjiang opened the door and Xiao Lou and Shao Qingge came forward to help carry boxes.
Before they could finish, they heard the sound of footsteps not far away.
Yu Hanjiang immediately raised a finger to his mouth. “Shh... there is someone.”
Xiao Lou and Shao Qingge held their breaths and hid behind the door. They looked out through the door of the warehouse and saw a dirty young man quickly walk to the corner, grabbed the tricycle filled with garbage and hurry away.
Xiao Lou spoke softly, “Is that the boy disguised as a garbage collector that Group Leader Yu previously saw?”
Yu Hanjiang nodded. “It’s him.”
Xiao Lou was puzzled. “It is past three in the morning. Where is he going now?”
Yu Hanjiang also didn’t understand what this person was thinking. “Perhaps he is a night owl.”
Xiao Lou stared at the young man’s back and was silent for a moment before suddenly saying, “Group Leader Yu, don’t you feel that this guy has been watching our movements? On the day I checked in, I paid for a room for seven days and he also paid for seven days. We hid our supplies in the underground warehouse and he hid it in the underground warehouse. We moved in the middle of the night and he rode away...”
Yu Hanjiang thought carefully. “Now it is almost four in the morning. There are so many coincidences that it can’t be a coincidence.”
The three people glanced at each other.
Yu Hanjiang spoke decisively, “Follow him and see.”
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