The waiter stuck a hand into his pocket, with his head lowered, he gradually pulled out something from it.
“Go to hell!!”
Suddenly, a sharp and gleaming small dagger was pulled out of his pocket, and it charged towards Yang Chen’s throat the moment it was revealed!
Yang Chen was prepared long ago, he calmly struck the waiter’s dagger-gripping hand. His strength directly made the waiter’s hand go numb, and the dagger flew far away before dropping onto the ground.
“What I want is the lockpick, I’m not interested in the dagger.” Said Yang Chen as he watched the waiter who retreated while holding onto his hurt arm, and gave him a dull smile.
The waiter’s originally handsome face suddenly turned malevolent and fierce. He suddenly pulled out a Type 54 handgun from the cleaning tools, and pointed it towards Yang Chen to shoot!
Before the trigger was even pulled, the handrail of the cart in front of the waiter suddenly struck his chest!
In the next second, the waiter felt an acute pain in his chest. He couldn’t grip onto the pistol properly, and it fell onto the ground. His body also curled up and rolled on the floor.
Yang Chen withdrew the leg he used to kick the cart with, clicked his tongue and said, “You pulling out a gun to shoot me still isn’t as fast as me directly using the cart as an artillery shell.”
With that said, Yang Chen kicked the pistol away, then squatted to grab the waiter’s hand to take a look.
After a short glance, Yang Chen frowned. Chapter 151-2: Waiter
Based on his ample experience, Yang Chen was able to determine with absolute certainty that this waiter was someone who used a gun all year round. But it goes without saying that someone who disguised as a waiter here definitely wasn’t a policeman, while a thief can’t possibly have experience with guns all year round. There was only one explanation left, he was a hit man.
“Who sent you to kill Mo Qianni?” Yang Chen asked with a strict expression.
Receiving a heavy hit, the waiter felt pain all over his body. Hearing Yang Chen question, he refused to yield, so he sneered and shut his mouth.
Yang Chen was lazy to ask again, so he directly slapped this pitiful hitman’s face, knocking him out.
At this time, there was activity from inside the room, the soundly sleeping Mo Qianni had finally woken up and walked to the door. Looking at this scene, she cried out in alarm, “Yang Chen, what happened here?”
Yang Chen shrugged, “I think it’s better if you first make a call to Twilight Villa’s front desk.”
Although Mo Qianni was shocked as to what happened, but she was a cool-headed successful career woman, so she immediately ran back into her room and called the Twilight Villa’s administration.
Very soon, the resort’s administration, security and even Li Muhua who hadn’t slept yet rushed to the scene. After all, Yang Chen and Mo Qianni were esteemed guests of their Muyun Corporation here for business, and mustn’t be ill-treated.
When everybody came, they were shocked when they saw the waiter and that Type 54 handgun on the ground!
“Mr. Reincarnated as a Saiyan with a System Yang, just what happened here?” Li Muhua anxiously asked.
Yang Chen yawned, then narrated how he coincidentally witnessed this waiter using a lockpick to pick the lock, intending to enter Mo Qianni’s room. The waiter then pulled out a gun to kill him. He just said that he was lucky that he managed to kick the cart while the waiter wasn’t paying attention, which let him protect his own life. Against The Heavens *Hiatus for Rewrite* Although there were some parts that didn’t make sense, as a victim he had said enough.
Li Muhua’s face immediately turned green then white, he pointed at several administrative and security people, “What the hell have you people been doing? Why is a waiter carrying a gun to work?”
“Boss, we have no idea either, we’ve never seen this waiter before, his face is very unfamiliar.” Said the front desk manager while trembling.
“Unfamiliar face?” Li Muhua was no moron, he looked towards Yang Chen and said, “Mr. Yang, it seems like this person indeed isn’t a part of our resort, he should be an outsider who sneaked in to murder Miss Mo!”
Yang Chen shook his head, “His aim wasn’t just Miss Mo. Miss Mo and I were sent here for business talks by Yu Lei. Today’s the first day we came, and there’s already an assassination attempt. Furthermore, he directly took out a gun to shoot me earlier, I believe that the one he wanted to kill wasn’t Miss Mo, it was the negotiators from Yu Lei. If this assassination attempt succeeded, I believe his next target would be Changlin’s Boss Lin.”
Everybody present now had a rough understanding of the situation, this was a secret assassination attempt because of the business world!
Li Muhua’s expression turned increasingly serious. He ordered security to increase protection in this area, and also ordered all personnel on duty be checked, strictly prohibiting anybody from entering or leaving.
After the fearful administrators left, Li Muhua solemnly apologized to Yang Chen and Mo Qianni, “I’m sorry to you both, it was unexpected for such a thing to happen the first day you came to Hong Kong. This is Muhua’s oversight. Luckily, Mr. Yang was quick and skillful. Otherwise, if either of you were hurt, I would be overwhelmed with guilt for the rest of my life.”
Mo Qianni didn’t expect that the situation had become so dangerous. The risks involved in this business trip made her, a successful career woman feel a chill run down her back. She looked towards the calm and composed Yang Chen beside her and thought about how she might truly be dead if it weren’t for this rogue, hoodlum, and beast.
“Hey Second Young Master Li, the enemy’s aim is to stop us from conducting business together, I think that both you and I are very clear that this time’s collaboration of research, manufacturing, and selling will lead to our three businesses making rapid advancements. It can be considered at the level of making us invincible in this industry. With your intelligence, Second Young Master Li, determining the mastermind shouldn’t be difficult, right?” Yang Chen blinked towards Li Muhua while speaking with a smile.
Li Muhua bitterly smiled, “Sure enough, I can’t hide that from you, Mr. Yang. The perpetrator I thought of is actually someone both you and Miss Mo should know, and the two of you should also know this person better than me.” Chapter 152-1: Behind the talks
“We should be clearer than you?” Mo Qianni couldn’t understand what he meant, “Boss Li, what do you mean by this? We don’t know many people in Hong Kong, even if we do, they would be friends, and have no relation to this, how could there be someone amongst them who wants us dead?”
Li Muhua shook his head and said, “The person I am referring to isn’t in Hong Kong, he’s a powerful enemy in Zhonghai. Donghua Technology, Xu Zhihong.”
“How can it be him?” Mo Qianni frowned and asked, “What we’re collaborating on this time is the development of a new environmentally friendly fashion product, what does this have to do with Donghua Technology?”
Yang Chen revealed doubt in his eyes, this matter was a lot more complicated than he originally thought.
Li Muhua sighed, “It’s hard to explain with a few words, I think that for various reasons, your Boss Lin is also keeping things from the two of you. How about we go to the tea room in the villa? We can drink tea while chatting over this rather than stand here in the corridor.”
Yang Chen and Mo Qianni weren’t sleepy anymore, after agreeing they changed clothes and quickly left alongside Li Muhua to the Twilight Tea Room. At the same time, so as to express impartiality, Li Muhua sent people to invite the soundly sleeping Vice-Chairman of Changlin, Lu Tao. They began chatting after the tea was served.
Once he heard that Yang Chen and Mo Qianni were nearly killed, Lu Tao was frightened and lost all sleepiness. He hastily rushed over with cold sweat all over his forehead.
“Boss Li, how could such a thing happen? I don’t want to lose my life in Hong Kong!” Lu Tao said with a sullen expression. As he had a timid character, after learning that there was a gun-wielding hit man he could no longer stay calm.
Li Muhua comforted him, “Don’t worry Boss Lu, the hit man has already been brought under control and sent to the police station, our security standards has been raised to the maximum, and will definitely be able to protect all of you.”
“That’s good, that’s good, let’s talk business then.” Lu Tao wiped his sweat and spoke with a stiff smile.
Li Muhua had a sip of green tea, organized his thoughts, then said, “Let me begin with the reason why our three companies are collaborating. I believe that Mr. Yang and Miss Mo may not be too clear about this. The main reason why our Muyun Corporation decided to collaborate with the Zeng Family’s Changlin Media was because of the ties between my father and the Zeng Family’s current head, Mr. Zeng Weiqiang. They were comrades during the Vietnam War. All these years, Yanjing’s Zeng Family and our Li Family in Hong Kong maintained a good relationship, which is why for this important project, there’s nobody more fitting for us to collaborate with than Changlin Media.”
“Then why did you choose Yu Lei as the sales partner? As far as I know, there may not be many fashion sales companies on par with us, but there’s at least five within Huaxia.” Said Mo Qianni.
Li Muhua nodded, “That’s right, other than its nearly thirty years of strong sales history and its great brand reputation, there’s still one important reason why we chose Yu Lei International as our third ally, that is because of funding and interpersonal relationships. According to our investigations, there’s no other fashion sales company that could inject a huge amount of capital at once like Yu Lei International in this project. On the other hand, Yu Lei International’s CEO Lin Ruoxi was also CEO Zeng Xinlin’s junior in university. This relationship is very important in our opinion.”
“There’s one more.” The fatty Lu Tao who had calmed down suddenly giggled and said, “As far as I know, your CEO Lin seems to have some enmity with the Xu Family, or rather the Donghua Technology’s CEO, Xu Zhihong.”
While turning the teacup in his hand, Yang Chen asked, “I’ve met Xu Zhihong several times, what does this collaboration have to do with the Xu Family? Why would he interfere with this and even send a hit man?”
Li Muhua seriously replied, “Although I can’t confirm that the hit man is deliberately sent by the Xu Family to cause trouble, from our current situation, the Xu Family is the most suspicious. This research project is also a very important new project started by the Xu Family’s Donghua Technology!”
“Xu Family is also researching new materials?” Mo Qianni doubtfully asked, “Isn’t Muyun far ahead in this field of research?”
“It’s like this. In comparison to the whole world, our Muyun Research Institute possesses the most advanced technology. The head researcher of this project is a distant relative of our Li Family, Dr. Li Guangxun. Unfortunately, Dr. Li Guangxun’s junior from the same school, Dr. Green Sandler, happens to be the leader of the Green Research Institute set up by the Xu Family in recent years. The two of them are practically on the same level, neither of them could guarantee that they could bring out their results. Whoever succeeds first attains the patent right, in a critical juncture like this, there’s no room for mistakes.”
“But in this situation, isn’t this collaboration very dangerous for us? Who could guarantee that we would be the first to get the patent?” Mo Qianni immediately thought of this. Chapter 152-2: Behind the talks
Li Muhua nodded and said, “That’s right, like I said earlier, Yu Lei is able to provide large amounts of capital, this is very important. According to what Dr. Li Guangxun says, this technology requires at least half a year to research and develop. Within half a year, the amount of capital would directly affect how quickly we can get results. The Xu Family is one of the five strongest families in Zhonghai, Donghua Technology’s economic strength may not be on par with the three of us, but with the Xu Family backing it, they would be stronger than any of us. Therefore, only by uniting our three companies would we be able to hold up against them.”
Hearing this explanation, Yang Chen finally understood. By putting it this way, Xu Zhihong that brat indeed was the most suspicious. Besides, due to his relationship with Lin Ruoxi, Xu Zhihong definitely wishes that he dies as soon as possible, therefore dispatching a hit man is not at all surprising.
“Actually, it can’t be helped that the Xu Family made such a move, after all this research project will be incredibly profitable, many of the western countries covet this. Unfortunately, their research teams are far inferior to our Li Family and the Xu Family’s research teams.” Li Muhua said with a smile, “But I never expected that the Xu Family would be so impatient and made such a move this early, trying to use killing the two of you who are representatives of our talks to stop our alliance. However, this Li can understand their decision as well. Even if they didn’t do this, would we allow the Xu Family to continue researching without a hitch? We would definitely have to create some obstructions.”
I don’t support their methods. Even if it’s a competition like this, something like killing their people is too ruthless even for the business world. No matter who first designs a product, there would definitely be a way to go avoid the law and design a similar product. There’s no need to take the lives of those scientists for money!” Discontent with Li Muhua’s words, Mo Qianni said.
Li Muhua quickly waved his hand, “Miss Mo, you misunderstand, what I mean is to do something like digging the ground under the wall. After all, Dr. Green is Dr. Li Guangxun’s junior, if we could persuade Dr. Green to research alongside Dr. Li Guangxun, our product would be produced even quicker!”
“It’s a pity, that’s too difficult. Apparently, that American guy called Green is a stubborn ox. Back when he was just a small fry, the Xu Family trusted him and set up a research institute for him, it could be said that he is dead set on staying with the Xu Family, how could he sway to our side so easily?” Said Lu Tao.
“No matter how low the possibilities are, we must still try.”
An aged voice was suddenly heard from outside the tea room, everybody turned to look, it was Li Deshen who had entered on his wheelchair with his staff.
Li Muhua quickly got up, went forward and greeted, “Dad, it’s so late, why have you come?”
Li Deshen snorted, then said, “I may be old, and my body may not be well, but I haven’t gone senile. There was a hit man who wanted to harm our two honored guests from Yu Lei International, were you trying to hide such an important thing from me?”
“No, I was just thinking of informing you tomorrow morning when you wake up, Dad.” Li Muhua apologetically answered.
“There are urgent and non-urgent matters, don’t forget what I taught you!” Li Deshen glared at his second son, then smiled towards Mo Qianni and Yang Chen and said, “Mr. Yang, Miss Mo, sorry for startling you, this Li guarantees that there won’t be another hit man that can sneak in.”
“Charman Li! CEO! Something bad happened!!”
Before Li Deshen could say a thing, another flustered voice was heard from outside the tea room, it was a Twilight Villa manager who came running in, his face was full of dread as he shouted with a shaky voice, “Something bad happened, Chairman! Earlier, someone made a bomb threat call. That person said that there’s a chemical bomb placed in the villa!”
Li Deshen who had just gave his guests a peace of mind immediately crumbled, with an ashen face he asked, “Say it again! Speak clearly!”
The manager was about to speak when a phone in Li Deshen’s assistant’s possession suddenly rang, he looked at his phone and said, “Chairman, it’s an unknown number.”
Once the manager heard this, he loudly said, “Chairman! It’s him! He told me to tell this to you, then he will personally talk to you!”
Everybody present revealed nervous expressions, the matter with the hit man was just settled, why is there a chemical bomb now?
“Answer it! Speaker mode!” Li Deshen calmly replied.
His assistant answered the call, and an electronic voice was immediately heard from the phone.
“Chairman Li, CEO Li, to be drinking tea in the tea room this late, your relationship must be really good.”
Everybody was shocked, it was amazing for him know Li Deshen’s private number, how could this person also know that he’s in the tea room?
“All of you need not panic, if I’m not able to track your location, how can I make sure that the chemical bomb I planted would affect you? How else would I be able to make you believe that I had really planted a bomb?”
“Who are you?” Li Deshen brows were tightly knit together as he asked.
The electronic voice from the phone laughed out loud, then said, “Who I am isn’t important, what’s important is that as long as I lightly tap on this button, the chemical bomb planted in Twilight Villa would spread throughout the whole Twilight Villa via the ventilation ducts. When that happens, it’d be difficult for you to fly away even if you had wings.” Chapter 153-1: Importance
The so-called biochemical bomb wasn’t an ordinary bomb which would create intense heat from detonation which would expand a large radius, reaching its goal of destruction. Biochemical bombs uses various kinds of special viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms; when detonated, they would spread out in all directions and invade the body.
This type of poison would usually make one rather die than live, even if they managed to survive, they would only be barely alive or have permanent incurable illnesses from it. It’s an inhumane weapon that’s been banned by the entire world.
The electronic voice on the phone was incredibly arrogant, but this sort of arrogance left one helpless, because everyone present felt fear towards death, not to mention it was a way of death that came with a lot of suffering!
“Since you didn’t directly activate the bomb, you definitely have a goal, say it!” Li Deshen said.
The voice on the phone remained silent for a while, then said, “Chairman Li is still sharp. What I want is very simple. 20 million of Huaxia currency, I want it by tonight.”
“You want money?” Li Deshen glanced at everybody around him, many of them seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. After all, this person only wanted money, so there’s a chance to mediate the situation.
“To the filthy rich Li Family, 20 million should be easy, right? I can control the situation within the villa at anytime, if I find out that you dared to call the police or large sums of people leave the villa, I will immediately detonate the bomb……”
Li Deshen forcefully held back his anger, “That’s easy to say, even if we have the money, 20 million isn’t something that we can bring out just from a word. However, I agree to pay this 20 million, I hope that you abide by the rules of your game. Do you want the money to be transferred or withdrawn?”
“Transferred!? Do you think I’m stupid or do you think you’re stupid? I want cash, within an hour, send it to Jinzewan pier’s third warehouse. It has to be either Chairman Li or the Second Young Master of the Li Family who sends it. Whoever else that sends it doesn’t count, I will directly press the detonation button! Also, if I notice that there’s any staff or police following, I will also detonate the bomb!” Done with talking, the call was cut.
Several of those present gasped, this terrorist had actually demanded that people of the Li Family personally bring the money over. How is this demanding for money? This is obviously demanding a life!
“Dad, it’s better to believe there is than to assume it doesn’t.” Li Muhua said with a stern expression.
Li Deshen sighed, “I know this, we can’t take this gamble. The money has to be sent over.”
Of the important guests in Twilight Villa, there was at least over a hundred. If even one or two of them were killed by a biochemical bomb, the consequences would be unimaginable, the Li Family couldn’t take this risk!
Right at this time, a sissy voice was heard from afar, loudly shouting as he charged over, “Out of the way, out of the way! Get lost! Let me see my father!”
Li Mucheng wore a pair of silk pajamas, and charged through the crowd of people while staggering. He fell in front of Li Deshen, and wailed in panic, “Dad! I heard someone say that there is a biochemical bomb in the villa!? Is this true!?”
“Hmph, you got this frightened just from a bomb? Pathetic!” Li Deshen angrily said.
Li Mucheng had an ashen face, “Dad, you have to find a way to deal with this, I’m still young, I don’t want to die! Wuwaa……”
While talking, Li Mucheng actually began to wail.
“Bastardly… bastardly thing… other than crying and wailing, what else can you do!?” Li Deshen was incredibly angered, at such a critical juncture, he had such a silly son, how could he not be angered!?
“I’m already about to die, can’t I be allowed to cry!? Wuwaa……” Li Mucheng had snot and tears as if he was at a funeral.