Chapter 313 - Small Matter
Pengzhan’s words warmed Lin Yi up- it seemed that Pengzhan didn’t just see him as a mere employee. He cared for him more like the way an elder would.
“Ah…… Uncle Chu, this is actually just a small matter… it’s fine…” Lin Yi felt in bliss, having people care for him all the time… So this was what a normal life was?
“Small matter? How is this a small matter? You’re about to face off with an overseas mafia!” Pengzhan said solemnly. “These are people different from little gangsters here, they have guns, they have explosives- how would I take responsibility should something happen to you? I wouldn’t be able to face Old Lin. Even my own father wouldn’t forgive me!”
Lin Yi didn’t know what sort of interactions Pengzhan and his old man had, but from the way Pengzhan was acting it seemed that he had no idea what kind of missions he always went on? Lin Yi had been killing even leaders of small countries, the type with their own private army… a mafia boss was nothing in comparison.
“Uncle Chu, you should be aware of this if you know my old man… What I’m about to do isn’t actually a big deal at all……” Lin Yi explained with a bitter smile.
“Alright, I believe you.” Pengzhan finally nodded after the explanation. “Give Uncle Fu a call and he’ll sort out the plane ticket for you. I’ll get going now- I’ll have to make different preparations for Jin Gubang now that Xie Guangbo isn’t supporting him anymore.”
“Alright. Stay safe.” Lin Yi said as he walked Pengzhan to the door.
Pengzhan waved his hand, talked to Mengyao for a bit, and left the villa.
It was getting late as well- Mengyao and Yushu locked the villa door shut before turning the TV off. The two then walked upstairs for bed.
Lin Yi, on the other hand, sat in front of his computer and checked his mail.
As expected, Guangbo had sent him the details on his son.
Guangbo’s son was called Xie Jinbiao, nineteen years old, an exchange student. He’d been carried off to an isolated place, a small city called Blue Town.
It was an outer city of a small country, lawless and in chaos due to its geographic location. Almost the entirety of the city was under mafia control.
It was also because of that that the mafia was called the Waterblue- they didn’t seem to mind revealing Jinbiao’s location to Guangbo at all.
They thought that Guangbo’s influence would never reach the place- even the surrounding mafia groups wouldn’t just trespass on their territory without paying their respects.
Naturally, the leader of the Waterblue mafia didn’t think that Guangbo would be capable enough to reach his son even if he did decide to come over. It was their world here, a simple deathtrap for outsiders.
The boss of the Waterblue was located in a blue castle in Blue Town, one with quite a bit of history. It used to belong to a big family a long time ago, wiped out because they’d crossed an existence stronger than they were… The entire family had been wiped out.
It was a powerful family that once had full control over Blue Town’s politics and businesses- the city fell into chaos after their fall.
The place only started seeing order when the Waterblue took control of it- the economy of Blue Town plummeted after that. After all, a small mafia group would never have the sort of influence and prestige the old family used to have. They had to resort to using drugs and gambling to attract tourists to the city.
An odd smile formed on Lin Yi’s lips as he read the information- Blue Town, blue castle… These were very familiar names. His assassin shifu mentioned eradicating a trash family once, but Lin YI couldn’t quite remember if the family had occupied a blue castle…
Lin Yi called Uncle Fu and had him help book a plane ticket for a return trip- the mission shouldn’t take more than two days, and he’d still be able to make it to Xiaobo’s grandpa’s birthday feast.
The second morning Lin Yi received a call from Xuemin- the Lius had gathered the money already, and the hundred million was ready for transfer.
Lin Yi found that quite fascinating- the Lius sure were an efficient bunch. He didn’t know the core role Zhenhu played in that family- it was a role so indispensable that saving his life was worth all the money he could ask from them.
“I got it, Grandpa Guan. I’ll be there soon.” Lin Yi said. “Tell them to wait for a bit.”
Guan Xuemin smiled and hung the phone up, relaying Lin Yi’s message to Liu Tianyi.
Tianyi didn’t find that insulting or annoying at all- this was just how the most capable were, it was only natural he’d have to wait.
He might actually wonder if Lin Yi was a conman if he’d come rushing over because the money had been prepared- it’d make sense for Lin Yi to not seem too interested in the compensation.
Any normal teen would find themselves at a loss should a hundred million suddenly fall on their hands- it was a ridiculous amount of money. Yet Lin Yi asked for that money without even batting an eye… To Tianyi, it meant that the guy was confident in his abilities, that he’d be able to cure his old man.
Tianyi had Huiru wake Zhenhu up while he contacted his underling to have the money prepared. It’d be bad if the transfer couldn’t be made by the time Lin Yi got here, he might get pissed off and leave.
Lin Yi put the phone down and went to the kitchen, thinking of making himself something to eat. He’d always make Mengyao and Yushu’s portions anyway.
He thought it was quite sad for the two girls to be alone all the time, now that he thought about it- their parents were never home with them, and they always needed to study late into the night… They were twelfth graders already. This wasn’t what a rich girl’s life should be like at all.
The two were smart, but the gaokao was a bridge filled with smart participants- at the end of the day it depended on who had made the most preparations. Just smarts weren’t enough.
It was also something that impressed Lin Yi- the two could just use Pengzhan to get them into a good college, but they studied anyway, intending to have good grades because of themselves. This was the fundamental difference between them and trash like Zhong Pinliang.
Lin Yi didn’t mind making breakfast for these two girls, since it wasn’t much trouble for him anyway...