Chapter 4: The Great Pharmaceutical Venture (One)
He stood up, pushing the door open, and left for outside. Chief Zheng immediately questioned: "Little Xu…… Little Xu! This case! How should this case be handled! W-Why did they find me? D-During the time I took up post, I hadn't heard of this kind of precedent!"
Presently, above all else, he did not want Xu Yangyi to depart. Thinking of the scene that had happened moments ago, his heart grew weary with trepidation.
An invisible death god, traveling across hundred and thousands of meter…… From some place in this city, had charged through his bulletproof glass, turning everything into rubble!
Xu Yangyi narrowed his eyes, not answering the other.
This was the Lighthouse Effect…… Furthermore, it was unknown whether this demon had become bloated in its self-confidence or gone insane. It had unexpectedly dared to take action against him.
A lighthouse. It illuminated man, and man could see it, as well. The moment he had arrived at City Hall, he and the other had become each other's' lighthouse. After two days, the other finally couldn't bear with it anymore and made the first move.
I shall takeover this case. The others aren't allowed to get involved." He swiftly stepped out in stability, not answering. On the contrary, he spoke, leaving no room for questions. Chief Zheng followed behind him, completely unlike a superior in relation to his subordinate, instead, listening deferentially and nodding incessantly..
Xu Yangyi suddenly stopped in stride, looking at the other person deeply: "That includes you."
"Sure!" Chief Zheng immediately responded, his heart settling for the most part.
In order to suppress these things, how much effort had the government dispensed? The money and energy was simply an astronomical figure!
Behind every news story that the masses asked "why"...... Too numerous of them couldn't be said, a secret that could not be spoken of.
"Two, organize an absolutely reliable fire squad. In these three days, I will be preparing to begin operations."
"Not a problem."
"Three, in concern to the authorizations of the staff dispatched to this case, other people must not interfere."
"This……" Chief Zheng muttered to himself in hesitation. This was tantamount to skinning him of all of his power as the Public Security Bureau's first-in-command chief in regards to this major special case. Furthermore, it was evident he was telling him that he wanted to strip him of his privileges, even more, he wanted him to promise out of his own mouth!
"Is there a problem?" Xu Yangyi turned his head to look at him.
"No…… No problems!" The words were as light as a feather, yet these made Chief Zheng's heart cold. Gritting his teeth, he immediately responded: "This case…… I won't get involved! The police, the armed police, they're yours to maneuver! If you still require the army…… I shall go coordinate it!
If it was unnecessary, he absolutely wouldn't be willing to personally broaden his knowledge of the contents of the M Files; what those MONSTER files were truly like.
Silent, the only sound that remained was the crunching of his leather shoes pounding the floor. Through the whole journey, no words were exchanged, and as they arrived at the entrance of the Public Security Bureau, Xu Yangyi raised his brows, saying with reservation: "Chief Zheng, is there something else?"
Chief Zheng had continued to follow behind him.
"Nothing, nothing at all!" Chief Zheng's old face blushed. From the bottom of his heart, he had believed the other party still had some other request. What was up with this kid? If he had spare time, didn't he know to speak?
Xu Yangyi nodded: "Then, I'll step out first."
At this time, a voice suddenly echoed out from behind them: "Chief Zheng, wait a moment, hold on!"
As Vice Captain Chen trotted over to them, Xu Yangyi furrowed his brows and lifted his leg to leave. Vice Captain Chen had already yelled out, though: "Captain Xu, there's trouble, wait, too!"
"Old Chen." Facing Vice Captain Chen, Chief Zheng's mood was finally relieved of much tension. Just a moment ago, as he conversed with Xu Yangyi, he had unwittingly put himself in a lower position, simply not caring that the other person was in his early twenties. According to age, the other should've still been a young college attendee.
That kind pressure, a formless one, made him extremely uncomfortable. Even now, he had just recovered his prestige as the chief of City Security.
"Something's the matter?" The corner of his swept over Xu Yangyi coolly and promptly supplemented: "If something's the matter, you can inform Captain Xu first, since you'll be reporting to him. It'll be good as long as you coordinate with him with the best of your ability."
Vice Captain Chen stopped upon hearing these words; he nearly choked on his spit!
Was this a fucking joke!
Casually throwing the paratrooper as you please! You're making me accompany him!? On the flip side, this was even a serial murder case! Accompany your fucking &!
Why did he have to accompany him? How was he supposed to accompany him? This pudgy-faced brat that had never seen a crime scene? He wasn't making all of the Disciplinary and Reconnaissance Group cooperate in subordination?
"Chief Zheng, this is pertaining to the case!" In violent fury, it was easy for a man to lose his rationality. With burning rage assaulting his mind, Vice Captain Chen simply didn't look at Xu Yangyi. Moreover, he hadn't seen the cogitating look within Chief Zheng's eyes, gritting his teeth and saying: "Am I not considered a senior of the police department? Old Zheng! You and I came out of the same school at that time! This case, how is it being handled? Who is responsible for it? Is it okay for to tell me something in the end!"
jHe looked on as the position of group leader failed to land within his grasp. He didn't have Chief Zheng's methods, but they were of the same age. He had endured until his hair had grown white only to see the dawn of a new group leader, yet not even waiting for him to fall into fantasy, it was suddenly killed off by the descent of a paratrooper!
How could he not be angered? How could he not be furious?
Who in Disciplinary and Reconnaissance Group could endure such a tone? He wouldn't bear with it!
The corner of Xu Yangyi's mouth slightly curled up. Rather than say these words for Chief Zheng to listen to, it was better off to make a deliberate display of things. You want to flash off your fake thunder, fine, no problems. But in anycase, you can't make me do something without just cause, right? You want to divvy up the size of the merits, huh? You poseur waltzed right in during this time, and moreover, it wasn't I that received your position! You mustacheless brat, what do you understand of how to handle a case? I'll let supervise the case, and when you find the killer, you'll see a living demon!
A major special serial killer case…… It was heard within the province that it was attached with great importance. Such an opportunity had been snatched up along the way by you, an emotionless paratrooper? You intend to slice up our flesh piece by piece?
Chief Zheng's brows suddenly tightened.
Had he gone mad! Was he insane!
A person of Heaven's Law had been invited to come into the City! But he didn't tighten his trap and instead was causing trouble! As it wasn't even enough disorder already to resent him?!
These several lines were like several staggering blows, striking Chief Zheng into muddled disorientation. Meaningfully pulling on Vice Captain Chen's hand, he laughed awkwardly: "Old Chen…… We're both old friends. Food may be eaten indiscriminately, but words cannot be said carelessly……"
Fuck your mom!*
Vice Captain Chen nearly didn't open his mouth to curse. His temperament was fiery to begin with, so upon hearing these words, he clenched his teeth angrily.
What was up with today? What damned illness did you catch?
Chief Zheng who he had knew well for many years had delivered to him some abnormal words! This reminded him…… How great was the power behind the other?
Who was that bastard son of a bitch!
A beautiful misunderstanding had come about like this. Chief Zheng simply didn't dare to speak of his matter. This two-bit idiot Vice Captain Chen only knew he didn't get his position and had to even obey the dispatch of a brat now?
Not even speaking of what the outcome would be like, Chief Zheng had used these words to warn him!
How was this something that he as an elder of several tens of years was able to continue to endure!
"Old Zheng, what do you mean?" Choking on anger, Vice Captain Chen glared at the other, gritting his teeth and saying: "What? Even after so many years, you still don't trust me? In the year before the last one, who handled the bank robbery? And then that last one from that year, who arrested those two killers on the run? Why? You're letting that paratrooper take the reins? You kidding me?! He's going to handle the case!"
"I won't." He didn't expect just as his tone lowered, the indifferent sound of Xu Yangyi's laughter would float pass. It seemed as leisurely as he had just finished his afternoon tea.
These words angered Vice Captain Chen even more that his eyes turns somewhat white.
You won't…… You shouldn't bother me!
"I won't obey!" Vice Captain Chen sucked in deeply: "Chief Zheng! I apologize, I was a bit worried, but the entire province is following this case! Do you believe in him or do you believe me!"
Chief Zheng's facial features hung low, he had already cursed the other person to death!
He believed in Vice Captain Chen's ability to handle the case, however, could he handle this case? Would he dare to do so?
For him to let him go handle it would be the same as harming him!
This case…… Hehe, I truly still cannot believe in you!
This could not be said…...
Within every city's M-Files, and as well as all the personnel involved with it, if the matter was leaked, he simply didn't dare to think of what the consequences would be.
"Chief Zheng, you have to tell me!"
"Tell you? Sure." Chief Zheng let out laughter as cold as ice. Fine, if you can't read between the lines, then it serves you right that someone airdropped you! Soon after, he looked at Vice Captain Chen and said word by word: "I, will, say, it, again."**
Captain Xu has full responsibility over this special case! Old Chen, you should do in accordance to what he says! Otherwise, don't blame me regardless many years of face between us!"
He finished speaking and brushed his sleeve aside, leaving.
Vice Captain Chen was in a complete daze.
He totally didn't think that Chief Zheng would be like this despite the present situation! Moreover, he didn't think the other would directly denounce him!
Was this really his old acquaintance Chief Zheng?
"Good…… Good!" Vice Captain Chen glared at his back for a while, turning his head and leave: "Love whoever does who does! I won't do it!"
Chief Zheng simply didn't pay attention to his threat, swaggering away without a second thought.
Vice Captain Chen smiled in meaning at Xu Yangyi at his side, using his eyes as blades to execute the death by a thousand cuts on the other.
The paratrooper didn't speak…… But it had actually been the presence behind him that made the Chief of the City's Public Security Bureau speak on his behalf! The top was making him listen to the commands of this brat?!
Was this the central committee's three generations of officials? Capable of settling the public opinion of a city?
I've worked at the Public Security Bureau for several dozens of years, but I have to obey the commands of this person that just graduated who doesn't even a single hair on his upper lip?
He muttered something as he brushed by. The crook of Xu Yangyi's mouth faintly raised upward.
Don't think he had it hadn't heard it clearly…...
"Who the fuck is a bastard? Coming over here with his gilded prestige, he doesn't even know anything about gilded etiquette! He's just blindly going through the motions of a match!"
Xu Yangyi sat down leisurely in his Audi, suddenly laughing.
"Indeed, I don't understand how to handle a case……" He popped open a drink and smiled as he pleased: "However…… My fist is great enough……"
Spraying a mouthful of blue smoke towards the roof of the car, the vapors wound around his eyes shut: "It looks like I'll have to question some of the 'locals'...... I hope they'll cooperate……"
Within his eyes, the composition of the world came to consist of more ordinary people. He could perceive things that an exceedingly great amount of normal people couldn't. In that same vein, those things could sense him just as they could before.
Like a lighthouse on a dark night, the traveler saw the lighthouse, and the lighthouse illuminated the traveler.
Smelling the fragrance of blood, I seek the temple of spiritual peace. A ruined scene, the specter of debauchery sings. Xu Yangyi blasted the stereo of the car, the compressed heart-shaking rhythm echoed out. He laughed: "Deliver Me……"**
One of the Three Great Forbidden Songs…… truly matched his style.
Followed by the ghost-like drifting of Deliver Me, he parked his car at the entrance of a building after an hour.
The building was quite ordinary, extremely ordinary, that is, if you neglected the enormous toad at the top of it.
*卧槽尼玛. Pinyin Wo Cao Ni Ma. Not including tones because it's pretty obvious what this means. Always interesting to see how Chinese folk try to get around censors
**This passage is pretty unique that the author does some of it in english. Unfortunately, while he does get some of it right, it looks like nonsense, so I had to fix it. Trying to actually find lyrics for these three forbidden songs on western internet is actually impossible apparently, since I can't find it, but luckily, our Chinese counterparts have preserved it well on their internet. If you can read Chinese, look up 世界三大禁曲 on Baidu. On western internet, at best, you'll be able to find out the names of these songs and perhaps a clip on youtube.