Chapter 213 - Heibao's Revenge
“Don’t you worry, Master Zhong- I’m not after you. It’s that piece of shit Lin Yi!! I’m out here to wipe him off the planet!!” Heibao explained, noticing what Pinliang was worrying about. “But I don’t have a single penny on me now- I’ll need Master Zhong’s support financially!”
Pinliang let out a sigh of relief upon hearing the explanation- everything was fine as long as Heibao wasn’t after his blood. He wanted money, and that wasn’t a big deal- he had money! Heibao had went in as his scapegoat, after all, and he was even talking about fucking Lin Yi up for him! Pinliang was but overjoyed to help.
“Don’t worry, Heibao Bro. Money isn’t an issue here, I’ll go talk with my dad! I’ll get you a million kuai first!” Pinliang said. “As for Lin Yi, though, we’ll need to talk about this a bit more- we can’t get him at school anymore, we’ll need a different location!”
“Thank you, Master Zhong!” Heibao was relieved himself at Pinliang’s generosity, pulling a million out right away- it seemed that he’d come to the right place. The Zhongs treated him well, too… He hadn’t been a scapegoat for nothing! Pinliang’s statement regarding Lin Yi, on the other hand, made perfect sense- he’d never go after Lin Yi in public again. He nodded. “That’s right, we’ll need to discuss this later, but I can’t stay too long. I won’t be able to beat that shit up if my body goes back to normal.”
“Don’t worry, Heibao, it’ll only be a couple days!” Pinliang wanted Lin Yi dead as soon as possible, too- the guy had flipped his chair in front of everyone! It was too great a humiliation, and he’d never rest until he got him to pay.
“Alright, I’ll be going! Here, my phone number.” Heibao said as he handed a piece of paper to Pinliang. “News of my escape’s gonna become public soon, and they’ll be on you when that happens. I should be fine with this body, but I wouldn’t wanna drag you guys down.”
“Okay, Heibao Bro. I’ll call you after I get the one million from dad!” Pinliang said, a little touched at Heibao’s concern for him.
“Don’t rush that- Lin Yi comes first.” Heibao was really itching for Lin Yi’s blood. “That fucking shit, I can’t live on with him breathing!!”
“Okay then, you go first, Heibao Bro. I’ll talk to my dad, and we’ll talk about Lin Yi later. I’ll call you.” Pinliang nodded.
Heibao nodded as well, patting Pinliang’s shoulder without saying anything else. He leapt off the windowsill and disappeared into the night.
“Fuck, seriously? He’s like a martial arts master in wuxia novels or something.” Pinliang said, stunned as he stared at the empty windowsill. He looked down and found that Heibao had disappeared already.
He’d have thought he was dreaming if it weren’t for the piece of paper in his hand!
Pinliang pulled his phone out and started dialing his dad up, who only picked up after quite a couple of rings. It was pretty noisy on the other end of the call- Fabai was outside drinking. “Pinliang, what’s the matter?”
“Dad, there’s an emergency. Can you come home first?” Pinliang said with a lowered voice, even if no one was there to eavesdrop on him.
“What happened? I’m with a client, your mother’s here too- they’re old friends! It’s not something I can just walk away from.” Fabai said.
“It really is an emergency, dad! Can you come home first?” Pinliang was worried that someone on Fabai’s end might hear him, and didn’t want to risk exposing anything.
“Pinliang, what is it? Dad’s really busy here, can’t you understand that?!” Fabai was a little displeased at that point- how serious could it be?
“Heibao escaped from prison…..” Pinliang said, lowering his voice as much as possible.
“What? What did you say?!” Fabai froze. “Alright, wait for me- I’m coming back now.”
Fabai’s heart tightened at the name- his clients weren’t that big a concern anymore. After all, this was something that could get his own son in jail if he didn’t sort it out properly.
He’d gotten a lawyer to meet up with Heibao, and got him to shoulder all the blame for a big reward after getting out… Things got really complicated if he just ran like that.
He turned to his wife. “Hua, you chat with our old friends first- something’s happened with Pinliang, I need to go back first!”
“Alright, hurry back then.” Fabai’s wife, naturally, understood the gravity of the situation if it could pull her husband away at a time like this. She didn’t bother stressing him with any questions. “Leave everything here to me- they all know I’m a big drinker.”
The other people present at the table weren’t too pleased with Fabai just leaving like that- they hadn’t even started drinking yet! What Fabai’s wife said, however, made the situation clear, and they just nodded in acknowledgement. They were old enough friends, after all.
Fabai left the pub and got into a taxi, leaving the car for his wife. It wasn’t long before he got home.
He didn’t even bother taking his coat off as he yelled for his son after opening the door. “Pinliang, where are you? I’m home!”
Pinliang ran out his room and down the stairs upon hearing his father’s voice. “Dad!”
“Tell me, where did you hear this… It doesn’t seem to be public yet?” Fabai said curiously. Heibao breaking out of prison was a really big deal, after all- how would Pinliang know about it when the news hadn’t reported anything?
Pinliang was about to speak when Fabai’s phone rang.
Fabai looked at who was calling, quickly gesturing for his son to keep quiet as he answered the phone. “Captain Song- why’re you calling so late?”
“Chairman Zhong? I have bad news- Heibao’s escaped.” Lingshan didn’t want to be making this phone call, but it was a necessity. After all, Fabai was one of the main targets for Heibao’s vengeance…
Lingshan had an idea of why Heibao had done all of that at school… She also knew why Heibao was willing to take responsibility for all the crimes. Zhong Fabai’s influence in the city was strong, and he even had a close relative as a Pengzhan Industries shareholder. There were many parties involved, and Lingshan didn’t want to have too many suspicions without proper evidence.