Chapter 283 Breaking in
As they drove back to the stronghold, Wang Yuchi and the others could finally let out sighs of relief. That was because Li Qingzheng was the one driving now.
Previously, everyone did not realize how important Li Qingzheng was. It wasn’t until they were tortured by Ren Xiaosu’s crazy driving that they began to miss Li Qingzheng.
Upon thinking about it carefully, everyone felt that it was truly necessary to rescue Li Qingzheng. With Ren Xiaosu’s wild driving, who knew when they would get into an accident.
Ren Xiaosu calculated the time and said to Li Qingzheng, “It should take us about 40 minutes to return to the stronghold. That was how long it took for us to get here. But since your driving isn’t as good as mine, you’ll definitely take longer.”
Li Qingzheng turned his head and looked at Ren Xiaosu blankly. He wondered where Ren Xiaosu found the confidence to even say such words.
He heard Ren Xiaosu add, “Li Shentan said that his troops will attack in an hour. We should be able to get back to the stronghold by then.”
When Li Qingzheng heard that, he stepped harder on the accelerator and asked, “Why didn’t you dissuade that lunatic from attacking the stronghold?”
Ren Xiaosu was silent for a moment. Yang Xiaojin had mentioned Li Shentan’s background to him after they escaped from Stronghold 109. He knew very well why Li Shentan was so against the Li Consortium.
Ren Xiaosu related the entire story to Li Qingzheng and then said, “If I could’ve dissuaded him, I’d’ve already done so. However, no one can stop him since he’s really determined to have his revenge. Besides, his mother died because of the Li Consortium, so who has the right to persuade him to stop his revenge? Putting myself in his shoes, if the situation had happened to me, I would’ve destroyed the Li Consortium a long time ago.”
What Li Shentan wanted to achieve was not only getting his revenge. He wanted to drag the entire Li Consortium down into Hell.
Although Ren Xiaosu did not agree with Li Shentan’s approach, nor was he on the same side as Li Shentan, he understood how he felt.
“But no matter what, I’ll still beat him up if I get a chance,” Ren Xiaosu added seriously.
The truck arrived back in the stronghold 50 minutes later. Just as Ren Xiaosu had predicted, Li Qingzheng’s driving was a little slower than his.
After getting into the stronghold, it would take at least another 40 minutes to drive from the north gate to Baoyuan Alley where Yan Liuyuan and the others were staying.
Ren Xiaosu kept urging Li Qingzheng to drive faster. “Hurry up, or we’re not going to make it in time!”
Ren Xiaosu was getting really worried. If they could not get to Baoyuan Alley when the stronghold descended into chaos, it would become even more difficult to find Yan Liuyuan and the others.
Even though Ren Xiaosu knew that it was already too late, he was still unwilling to give up.
But as the truck sped through the streets, Ren Xiaosu suddenly started wondering about the time. “This isn’t right! It’s already been an hour, but why has nothing happened yet?”
All of a sudden, Ren Xiaosu realized something. “Fuck, that bastard lied to me!”
If it were really as Li Shentan had said regarding the will of the hypnotized subjects not getting disrupted by anything after hypnosis, Li Shentan’s combat brigade should have already launched their attack. However, they did not.
“It seems that time isn’t as tight as we thought.” Ren Xiaosu heaved a sigh of relief and said, “But we still have to quickly get Liuyuan and the others out of this place. Stronghold 108 has become a dangerous place, and who knows when it will turn into purgatory?”
Since they were new to Stronghold 108, they did not know the way around very well. Fortunately, a student had bought a map of the stronghold from the grocery store next door when they were eating lunch. Ren Xiaosu gave directions from the passenger seat while Li Qingzheng drove without any distractions.
“We’ve arrived, this is the place!” Ren Xiaosu shouted. After the truck came to a stop, he immediately jumped out and went into Baoyuan Alley to look for them. He saw a sign in a yard that had a “Ren” and a “Yan” written on it. Ren Xiaosu immediately understood that Yan Liuyuan had made the sign so he could find them easily.
Knock, knock, knock. Ren Xiaosu knocked on the door worriedly while shouting, “Open the door, it’s me!”
He heard someone in the yard trot over to open the door. When it opened, Ren Xiaosu saw Yan Liuyuan standing inside. But before he could step in, Yan Liuyuan calmly said, “Who are you looking for?”
Ren Xiaosu was not stupid. It was impossible that Yan Liuyuan did not recognize him. Unforeseen circumstances must have caused him to say that. There were enemies around!
Ren Xiaosu asked, “Is there anyone home? I’m looking for a friend called Xinfeng.”
“You must have gotten the wrong place. We don’t have anyone by that name here. Maybe you can try next door,” Yan Liuyuan said.
Ren Xiaosu was trying to ask if there were enemies around in the yard by asking if there was anyone at home, and Yan Liuyuan expressed they were not here but next door!
Ren Xiaosu said with a smile, “Alright then, I’ll go next door and ask.”
He then went to the yard next door and knocked on the door. The door immediately opened, as though the person behind it had been standing there all along.
The moment it opened, Ren Xiaosu reached in and grasped the person by the neck through the gap. He tightened his grip and heard a loud crack!
In that instant, the enemy had probably not expected Ren Xiaosu to not give him any time to react. He was simply too efficient with his actions.
The sound of guns being cocked could be heard from the yard. Ren Xiaosu immediately covered his whole body with his armor. Concentrated gunfire rang out as the wooden door in the yard got shattered by the bullets!
Ren Xiaosu charged the gunfire and saw three people inside. All of them were nanosoldiers, and there were a man and a woman tied up in a corner as well. Those two were probably the rightful owners of the house.
Ren Xiaosu barged his way forward and slammed into a nanosoldier, sending him flying into the wall and shattering it with just a single motion!
One of the nanosoldiers pulled out his sword and slashed at Ren Xiaosu. The other nanosoldier shouted into his radio, “Reinforcements! We request reinforcements!”
They were not dumb. When they saw a beast covered in mechanical armor barge in, the nanosoldiers immediately knew it was not a situation they could handle!
Although they had sent out a request for help, it was a little too late for them to be saved. With his black saber in hand, Ren Xiaosu went forward and cut the oncoming nanosword in half. Right after, he pierced the saber through the chest of the nanosoldier in front of him.
When he exerted more power in his feet again, Ren Xiaosu even saved on the action of pulling out the saber from the body. He forcefully charged forward with the saber in the corpse and stabbed the last nanosoldier dead, pinning him to the wall.
Ren Xiaosu stowed his armor and let out a sigh of relief. When he turned around, he saw Yan Liuyuan, Xiaoyu, and the others had quietly watched him kill all the people from behind the crumbling walls of the yard.
Everyone was surprised by what was going on with this armored man in front of them. But a second later, they realized it was actually Ren Xiaosu. In fact, not even Yan Liuyuan had seen him in that armor before.
But the way Ren Xiaosu had just killed those people was so slick. During the battle, he showed off a strength that shocked everyone.
Ren Xiaosu said, “Stop watching and pack your belongings! We must leave Stronghold 108 immediately!”