Ren Xiaosu felt that Luo Lan was getting too obsessed with supernatural beings.
Chen Wudi had said that Benbo’erba had tried to get him to defect to his side, but that attempt was immediately seen through by his “discerning eyes.” As the Great Sage, how could he work for a demon? That definitely would not do since demons did not seek the Buddhist scriptures from the Western Paradise!
Luo Lan had even risked his own life to save Dong Funan just so he could have a supernatural being as his bodyguard. Furthermore, he relentlessly courted her, but Dong Funan did not take a liking to him.
In between, Ren Xiaosu even checked with Luo Lan to see if he might have set eyes on the wrong person. What if there were problems with Dong Funan?
Moreover, by allowing Dong Funan to stay here, it was equivalent to having a ticking time bomb next to them if she turned out to be problematic.
However, Luo Lan said there shouldn’t be any problems since she looked so innocent.
“Shouldn’t a big shot like you do a background check on her?” Ren Xiaosu snapped.
“It’s not like this stronghold is under our control,” Luo Lan replied matter-of-factly.
This made Ren Xiaosu feel that something was wrong. He would have to be warier of Dong Funan.
All of a sudden, the voice from the palace said, “Side quest: Take in someone in distress for seven days; one out of seven. After the quest is completed, you will unlock a new product in the vending machine.”
Ren Xiaosu was stunned. He thought there was only black medicine to be bought from the vending machine. So it turned out he could also unlock new products by completing quests the palace assigned to him?
Then wasn’t this quest going to be a cakewalk to complete?
While they were eating dinner, Ren Xiaosu nonchalantly asked Dong Funan, “What’s your superpower?”
“I have more strength than normal…” Dong Funan said softly.
“More strength?” Ren Xiaosu felt that such a superpower was rather useless. “How much greater is it compared to the average person?”
“I probably have strength equivalent to two adult men.” Dong Funan said, “But my strength is still increasing, and I might get even stronger in the future.”
Ren Xiaosu sighed. “Frankly, you couldn’t have escaped without Luo Lan and his men’s help with just your superpower alone.”
“He doesn’t have good intentions!” Dong Funan replied, “His gaze and the way he speaks tells me that!”
“What plans do you have?” Ren Xiaosu asked. To be honest, he did not really like this willful girl. Even if she did not like Luo Lan, she should at least thank him for saving her. Ren Xiaosu even thought of speaking up for Luo Lan.
Dong Funan gave it some thought before saying, “When my injuries heal tomorrow, I’ll go and get revenge on the Pyro Company!”
Ren Xiaosu shook his head. “You can’t go.”
“Why not?” Dong Funan was taken aback.
“First of all, the Pyro Company has already been expelled from the stronghold. Even if some of their people are still hiding in the stronghold, you won’t find them.” Ren Xiaosu said, “Second, you might reveal that we took you in before if you get caught and tortured by them.”
Besides, Ren Xiaosu thought to himself, ‘How am I suppose to complete my quest if you leave now!’
However, what he said was also true. What if the Pyro Company came to take revenge on them after Dong Funan was unable to endure the torture and confessed? This girl seemed very self-centered and wouldn’t care about other people’s safety. Therefore, Ren Xiaosu did not trust her at all.
Dong Funan said stubbornly, “Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone that y’all took me in.”
“Can you guarantee that?” Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “Wudi, you’re in charge of keeping a close eye on her for the next few days!” But Ren Xiaosu then noticed Chen Wudi looked a little unhappy.
Yan Liuyuan whispered a few words to Chen Wudi, and he immediately agreed in delight.
Curious, Ren Xiaosu looked at Yan Liuyuan and asked him, “What did you say to make him so happy?”
“It’s very easy to make him happy.” Yan Liuyuan said after eating a spoonful of porridge, “Just address him as the Great Sage.”
Ren Xiaosu was stunned. He realized Yan Liuyuan was fantastic at noticing what made others tick.
Dong Funan attempted to run off while Ren Xiaosu and Yan Liuyuan were talking. She was afraid she wouldn’t be allowed to seek revenge. However, she was carried back by Chen Wudi before she could even get far.
No matter how great her strength, it couldn’t be greater than Chen Wudi’s current strength.
Next to him, Yan Liuyuan smiled at Chen Wudi and said, “The Great Sage is amazing!”
“Of course!” Chen Wudi said proudly.
Yan Liuyuan had Chen Wudi dancing in the palm of his hand as he knew exactly how to stroke Wudi’s ego.
Chen Wudi escorted Dong Funan to Xiaoyu’s room and even found a rope to tie her up with.
Dong Funan was shocked. She had thought she was saved by a group of kind-hearted people. But why did it feel like she had been taken and kidnapped by a den of thieves? All that was missing was a phone call to her family to ask for a ransom!
She roared, “Why are you all refusing to let me go? What kind of shop are you all operating? This must be a seedy shop, right? And you must be selling black medicine here too!”
Everyone looked quietly at her in this moment. Xiaoyu smiled and said, “We really do sell black medicine here…”
Dong Funan was confused.
Before this, she had the impression that Xiaoyu was tender and gentle and thought she must be a good person. But at this moment, she realized Xiaoyu was also in a gang with those bad people.
“I didn’t expect y’all to be such people!” Dong Funan said angrily.
“We didn’t expect you to be such a person either,” Ren Xiaosu said.
Dong Funan tried to shout for help, but Chen Wudi had already stuffed her mouth shut with a pillowcase.
Ren Xiaosu sneered, “It’s already very courteous of us to let you stay here. Even if you don’t spare a thought for yourself, you have to think about our entire family. If you try to run away again, I’ll break your legs!”
If Ren Xiaosu didn’t receive the quest or accept Luo Lan’s money, he would probably have….
It was the weekend the next day, and Luo Lan came over early in the morning to look for Dong Funan to speak with her. But no matter how long he called out to her at the door, he couldn’t get any response from her.
Previously, Dong Funan would scold him a little. But now she did not even bother scolding him.
Luo Lan turned around and looked at Ren Xiaosu. “Has Dong Funan left already? Or did you people do something to her?”
Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “No, she just doesn’t want to speak with you.”
Luo Lan wondered, “But why doesn’t she at least scold me a little?”
Ren Xiaosu pondered it. “She’s probably sick of scolding you already.”
“Oh.” Luo Lan nodded in understanding.
“Say, I doubt you can handle this girl.” Ren Xiaosu was thinking he could get Luo Lan to totally give her up. It would be easier to deal with Dong Funan after the seven days were up that way.
Luo Lan said disconsolately, “Can’t you see that I still haven’t found my next target?”
Alright! Ren Xiaosu realized Luo Lan was not such a devoted person after all. He might give up on Dong Funan after he found his next target. He said to Luo Lan, “Good luck.”
At this moment, Tang Zhou came over to look for Luo Lan. After that, Luo Lan left in a hurry as though he had something urgent to attend to.
“Bro.” Yan Liuyuan watched Luo Lan’s receding figure as he left the store. “Luo Lan must be planning something. I wonder if it’ll involve us?”
The few of them had only gained their stronghold resident statuses because of Luo Lan. If Luo Lan stirred up any trouble here, the Li Consortium would likely settle the score with them as one.
“Let’s not worry about that.” Ren Xiaosu frowned and said, “You’ll keep watch at the room today. I’m going to start building a bomb. It’s gonna be our trump card… By the way, let’s test something.”
Ren Xiaosu then pulled Yan Liuyuan into a room. Ren Xiaosu said, “I’ve gained a new power that allows me to open up a door in the shadows. Let’s give it a try now and see if I can pull you into the door.”
“OK.” Yan Liuyuan did not ask Ren Xiaosu how he obtained this power or how he knew how to build a bomb.
Ren Xiaosu said in a serious tone, “Step back a little, I’m going to open the Shadow Door in front of you.”
A second later, Ren Xiaosu activated the Shadow Door in his mind. Yan Liuyuan stared blankly at the ceiling and said, “Y’know, Bro, can fully control this door?”
Ren Xiaosu intended to open the Shadow Door in front of Yan Liuyuan, but it opened up across the ceiling.
“No, no, let me try it again. Trust me, I’m very sure I can do it. A minor mistake isn’t a big deal. Who doesn’t make mistakes anyway?” Ren Xiaosu said in embarrassment. Then the door opened up across the floor.
Yan Liuyuan quietly said, “Bro, you’d better not test it out on me first…. I’m a little nervous.”