Chapter 499 Ren Xiaosu“s problem-solving method
Even among the A-rank hitmen, there were very few superhumans. Therefore, it should be just enough to hire several A-rank hitmen to deal with the big shots of these consortiums.
Dealing with the Pyro Company, though, would prove to be a bit more difficult.
However, Ren Xiaosu was looking forward to any mission that would require him to deal with the Pyro Company, because it would be more challenging for him.
At this moment, the telephone in the room rang. When Zhou Yingxue went to pick up the phone, she heard a pleasant voice say, “The guest in Room 1209 has entrusted the hotel to extend an invitation to those interested in working in groups. If you’re interested, you can go straight to Room 1209.”
“Alright, got it.” After Zhou Yingxue hung up, she looked at Ren Xiaosu. “Shall we go?”
“This hotel is amazing. They can actually be entrusted to assign missions to the hitmen directly? How far is Stronghold 73 from here?” Ren Xiaosu asked, “I think it should be quite far, right? I’ve never received any missions over there before. Is it possible that the missions are assigned according to different regions?”
“It’s around 600 kilometers away from here. Actually, I don’t really want to accept this mission,” Zhou Yingxue said, “because I’ve never been to Stronghold 73 before, and I’m not familiar with that place at all. However, the Anjing House does assign missions according to regions. It seems that if you’re in the Wang Consortium’s territory, you’ll only receive missions related to the Wang Consortium. But in this black market, it’s a little special. As long as you’re here, you can receive missions related to all three consortiums.”
Realization dawned on Ren Xiaosu. So this was the reason. It was no wonder Zhou Yingxue said that a lot of hitmen came here to stay in the black market after completing their missions. Not only could they enjoy themselves at the vice establishments, but they could also receive more missions here!
The location of this black market was really unique.
He said to Zhou Yingxue in a serious tone, “Then let’s hurry to Stronghold 73 in case someone steals our mission away. Also, I don’t think it’ll be necessary to work on this mission with others. The two of us should be good enough.”
Zhou Yingxue heard something very interesting. “Do you have to compete for D-rank missions with others?”
Ren Xiaosu wondered, “Don’t you have to compete for A-rank missions with other people as well?”
“Of course not!” Zhou Yingxue said, “As long as someone forms a party and jointly submits the mission application to the Anjing House, the mission will not be given to other people. And the Anjing House will assess whether your team is qualified enough to accept the mission. If not, it won’t be approved. Therefore, they definitely won’t approve our application if we apply for it using my status as a single A-rank hitman.”
Ren Xiaosu finally understood. So it turned out they would still need to form a party with others after getting promoted to A-rank? Under normal circumstances, when the Anjing House allowed several people to work in a group for a mission, it would be easier to get approval for it if a team applied.
Although it seemed like there was an additional condition, the hitmen had nothing to complain about. Everyone believed in the capability of the Anjing House’s intelligence gathering, and it was also for the sake of their safety by having every one form their parties freely for the job.
“Do you think we should accept this mission?” Ren Xiaosu asked.
Zhou Yingxue gave it some thought before saying, “I think it’s a bit dangerous since we’re unfamiliar with the location. So it’s better not to accept it.”
“Then let’s go! We should have a look at what our teammates are like this time,” Ren Xiaosu said.
Zhou Yingxue was confused. ‘Did you listen to what I said?’
After discussing for about ten minutes, Ren Xiaosu decided on taking on the mission. Zhou Yingxue followed him and rolled her eyes at his back for a long time. ‘If you had already intended to accept the mission, you could’ve just said so. What was the point of asking me for my opinion?’
However, Zhou Yingxue did not dare to speak even though she was angry. A maidservant had no rights to complain.
The two of them took the elevator to the 12th floor and headed to Room 1209. To their surprise, the door was already open when they arrived. They saw five people sitting inside, and one of them was Zhao Haocheng, the man Ren Xiaosu stopped outside the elevator last night.
The Anjing House had only allowed the hitmen to work in a group of five. So even if they had more people, the total reward would still be the same. So now that there were already five people in the room, it meant they might have gotten here too late.
Ren Xiaosu thought to himself: ‘So we still have to compete for A-rank missions with other people after all….’
When Zhao Haocheng saw Zhou Yingxue and Ren Xiaosu, he laughed and gloated, “Unfortunately, there’s no spot for you this time.”
The other person, who was the occupant of Room 1209, apologized to Zhou Yingxue, “I’m sorry, but we already have enough people.”
Zhou Yingxue said coldly, “Zhao Haocheng has a record of double-crossing his teammates. Are you still willing to carry out the mission with someone like him?”
Zhao Haocheng’s expression darkened. “Zhou Yingxue, I’m warning you! You better not slander people willy-nilly. You were the only one who returned after completing the mission at Stronghold 61. Why?! I doubt you can explain that, right?”
“At the very least, I won’t double-cross my own teammates.” Zhou Yingxue sneered.
The occupant of Room 1209 remained as polite as before and said apologetically, “Since there aren’t many A-rank hitmen around and the social circle isn’t that big, I, as the initiator of the mission, am not willing to offend the two of you. As such, I can only say first come, first served.”
Zhou Yingxue turned around to leave while Ren Xiaosu followed her and acted obediently like an assistant.
After they left, Zhou Yingxue was planning on returning to their room. However, Ren Xiaosu pressed the first floor button in the elevator. When he got downstairs, he headed straight out of the black market.
Zhou Yingxue asked, “What are you doing? We can just go back to our room and continue waiting for another mission. You don’t have to get so angry that you wanna leave this place immediately, right?”
“I’m gonna leave the black market, but it has nothing to do with me being angry.” Ren Xiaosu looked strangely at Zhou Yingxue, giving her a look that wondered why she was so peculiar to think like that.
Annoyed, Zhou Yingxue followed Ren Xiaosu and complained, “I wonder what those people are thinking! When that Zhao Haocheng double-crossed his teammates, he had not expected one of them to survive. However, very few people knew about this. The teammate who survived later died due to the serious injuries he suffered. The dead tell no tales, so he’s starting to act arrogantly again.”
As they walked up a hillside, Zhou Yingxue saw Ren Xiaosu suddenly take out a sniper rifle. He acted like no one was around as he set up the gun and lay down on the ground. Then he looked through the scope. “Don’t they have a full team? I’ll wait for Zhao Haocheng to come out of the hotel and kill him. That way, we’ll have a spot.”
Zhou Yingxue was shocked. ‘So this is your way of thinking? If their team is full, you’ll simply kill one of them so that they’ll be short of people? This way, we can go on the mission with them!’ What kind of logic is that?! Is this something a human would do?
She still did not know that Ren Xiaosu had stolen more than 20 cell phones from a group of D-rank hitmen in order to carry out his own missions successfully.
Ren Xiaosu’s way of solving problems had always been this straightforward!
Ren Xiaosu glanced at her. “Didn’t you say that Zhao Haocheng double-crossed his teammates? I consider this getting rid of evil for the people.”
Zhou Yingxue did not say anything else. Although she felt this method of killing Zhao Haocheng was a little violent, she still felt a little happy when she saw Ren Xiaosu standing up for her.
“Thank you for standing up for me,” Zhou Yingxue said softly.
Ren Xiaosu said in surprise, “Who cares whether you’re angry at him. I just want to do the mission, that’s all.”
Zhou Yingxue suddenly became even angrier.