Chapter 507 Master, save me!
Ren Xiaosu did not take the shot immediately because the distance was way too far. Even Yang Xiaojin had once said even she could not guarantee she could land a hit if the range was greater than 1.6 kilometers. As the bullet would have to travel over a really long distance, it would take two to four seconds for the bullet to reach the target after pulling the trigger. This timing was completely dependent on the bullet’s travel speed.
In that time, the bullet would be affected by various factors. It would no longer be traveling in a straight line but a graceful arc. The factors that would affect it would be things like Coriolis effect, gravity, wind speed, etc. Therefore, it would be hard to guarantee that nothing would go wrong during the bullet’s flight.
Luo Lan and Zhou Xilong were just too close to each other. Completing the mission was one thing, but Ren Xiaosu did not want to accidentally injure Luo Lan in the process.
This private meeting lasted for nearly an hour. Ren Xiaosu did not know what specifically Zhou Xilong and Luo Lan had said to each other, but they eventually shook hands and parted ways.
Next to him, Zhou Yingxue was complaining they had been chatting for too long. What was there so much to talk about between two grown men? She had even finished an entire bag of melon seeds!
But she suddenly felt like the air had frozen. It was at this moment that Ren Xiaosu pulled the trigger.
The bullet flew through the air for a while.
Zhou Yingxue suddenly turned around and looked at Liberation Park. She could not see the bullet’s trajectory and could only feel Ren Xiaosu’s concentration and determination from a moment earlier.
The young man’s profile was well-defined. While he was completely focused on his task, his profile was like a work of art.
In Liberation Park, blood suddenly burst out of Zhou Xilong’s chest when Luo Lan had gotten a dozen meters away from him. When the bullet penetrated his body, a pink mist exploded in the opposite direction of the shot.
When Luo Lan heard the commotion behind him, he spun around and looked at Zhou Xilong’s body in shock. He had a speechless expression on his face. “My friend I just fucking made!”
After an hour of discussion, both parties had finally confirmed the preliminary goals of the Qing Consortium and Zhou Xilong’s collaboration, and their professional negotiation teams still needed to iron out a lot of details later.
However, just as they had come to an agreement, the other party died!
Luo Lan instinctively hid behind a tree and raised his hands. “I didn’t fucking do it!”
His associate was dead, but so be it. However, if he were implicated as well, that would be fucking bullshit!
As Luo Lan was shouting, his subordinates behind him surrounded him, huddling closely around him. They began to slowly move out of the park. Their defense was so tight that no one could see where Luo Lan was within the crowd of people.
Even Zhou Qi had already condensed a stream of water vapor at his fingertips, set to kill at any moment.
However, before Luo Lan and the others could walk out of the park, they were immediately stopped by Zhou Xilong’s subordinates who said they were going to be arrested.
Luo Lan’s people wanted to resist, but Luo Lan just laughed and said, “This is their fucking stronghold, so where can we run to? C’mon, let’s go with them. We’re innocent, anyway, so we’ll definitely clear our names!”
Meanwhile, on Ren Xiaosu’s side, he did not sit idle after killing Zhou Xilong. He decisively turned his gun on Wu Tong and the others. In just ten seconds, Wu Tong was the only remaining one of the four A-rank hitmen!
Ren Xiaosu turned around and pulled Zhou Yingxue by the arm. “It’s time to retreat!”
Zhou Yingxue followed Ren Xiaosu down the stairs in a daze. As they headed down, she realized there were a lot of dead people in the stairway. These people were all dressed in casual clothes but there were pistols scattered around their bodies.
“Who are these people?” Zhou Yingxue was stunned. “Are they from the Zhou Consortium? Why did they appear here? And who killed them?”
There were probably a dozen bodies lying in the stairway, but she had not heard anything just now.
Ren Xiaosu said with a sneer, “They were probably sent by Wu Tong’s informant to stop us. Once we completed our mission, they would surround this building and apprehend us. Then we would be scapegoated. If someone accidentally gunned us down amid the chaos, the case would be closed as such. The dead cannot testify, after all. The gun, ballistics, and rifling can all be matched to us, and the officer who caught Zhou Xilong’s killers would probably get promoted two ranks as well.”
Zhou Yingxue was a little confused. So it turned out that something so dangerous had taken place just now while she was munching on melon seeds?
“Did you stop for a moment before entering the building just now because you had already realized these undercover people were around?” Zhou Yingxue asked.
“Yes.” Ren Xiaosu nodded.
“Is that why you decided to shoot Wu Tong and the others? But why didn’t you kill Wu Tong?” Zhou Yingxue asked.
“You said that you had a way to track down Wu Tong yesterday. Are you still confident in that?” Ren Xiaosu asked.
The two of them ran downstairs. Ren Xiaosu had already pulled the hood over his head again, while Zhou Yingxue also covered her face with a scarf.
The moment they exited the building, Ren Xiaosu checked the surroundings as they made a frantic run for it. There were already several undercover personnel approaching them. However, they seemed to be afraid of shooting openly in the streets.
But after just two steps, Ren Xiaosu realized Zhou Yingxue was not following behind him anymore. When he turned around, he saw around six undercover personnel between her and him.
Zhou Yingxue panicked. “Master, save me!”
Ren Xiaosu turned around impatiently and fired at them. Zhou Yingxue was a supernatural being, so why was her combat strength so weak!
Stronghold 73 once again descended into chaos. After yesterday’s turmoil, the residents already knew what they had to do. They quickly returned home to hide when they heard the gunshots.
On the streets, vehicles from the Public Order Division passed by from time to time. The staff of the Public Order Division who were in charge of the stronghold’s security were frantically searching for something. Using a building that was 1.8 kilometers from the park as the center, they launched a manhunt that radiated out.
However, during this manhunt operation, they only found the more than 20 corpses of the Public Order Division’s undercover personnel and nothing more.
The killer seemed to have disappeared into thin air and was nowhere to be found.
At the same time, Stronghold 73 was put on lockdown, with no vehicles or personnel allowed to leave the stronghold. The four gates in the north, south, east, and west of the stronghold were also closed at the same time. Without the personal written order of the leader of the Zhou Consortium, Zhou Shiji, the gates were not to be opened.
When night fell, the residents of Stronghold 73 were still panicking.
Wu Tong stayed hidden for an entire day before quietly entering another safe house he had prepared. But just as he was about to heave a sigh of relief and close the door behind him, a cold, hard gun pressed against his back. He heard a familiar voice behind him. Ren Xiaosu said with a smile, “It was really difficult to find you. Go on in. Raise your hands above your head and place them where I can see them. Let’s have a talk.”
Wu Tong broke out in a cold sweat. “What do you want?”
Ren Xiaosu smiled and asked, “Can you ask that informant of yours where Luo Lan is locked up for me?”
Zhou Yingxue’s voice rang out behind him, “Master, you wanna save Luo Lan?”
Wu Tong was shocked. He had thought Ren Xiaosu was just a boy toy, so why did the two’s identities suddenly switch? Ren Xiaosu had actually become the “master” based on what Zhou Yingxue just said?! Why did it fucking sound like a maidservant in the olden days addressing her employer? What was with this feudalistic form of address! But just what kind of a person could make a superhuman address him as “master” willingly?
Ren Xiaosu said with a smile, “Of course I’m going to save him. He’s my friend!”