Thank God the bastard didn't lock the door, Li Yundong thought as he slowly opened the door of President Cao's office . Once there was a large enough gap, he poked his head into the office .
Xiao Zhang—Miss Ponytail—was accurate in her description . The sofa set and the coffee table were the first thing he saw . Wang Yong and the two presidents were nowhere to be seen, which meant they must both be at the long end of the L-shape . Probably somewhere at President Cao's desk . . .
Li Yundong turned back around to face the girls . "Okay . . . Remember the plan?"
The girls gave him grim nods .
"Whatever you do, do not touch the red button . And make sure you spread out to cover more area . That will increase the chances of one of you grabbing it . "
The girls nodded again .
Satisfied, Li Yundong opened the door wider and went into the office first . The girls went in one by one after him . The floor inside the office was carpeted, so he didn't have to worry about the clicking of the girls' heels . President Cao probably preferred a quiet environment . Li Yundong walked in front and stopped at the bend of the L-shape . Peeking out from the corner, he saw Wang Yong standing in front of a huge executive desk, on top of which lay a black duffel bag . The bag was filled with cash and Wang Yong was counting the cash with his left hand . His right hand hung at his side with the detonator tightly clutched in it . True to her promise, President Yin stood on Wang Yong's right side . Where's President Cao . . . ? President Cao was sitting behind the desk, so she was partially blocked from view by Wang Yong's body .
Li Yundong clutched the stapler tighter and turned back around . Xiao Zhang and the other six girls were all looking at him expectantly, waiting for his instructions .
Li Yundong waved them over, then pointed at sofa set . "Three of you hide behind the long sofa," Li Yundong whispered . "The rest of you be on standby . "
The girls nodded .
Li Yundong peeked around the wall again to make sure that Wang Yong's back was still to them . Then, he turned back around to give the girls the go-ahead . Xiao Zhang and two other girls sneaked out and hid behind the long sofa . "You guys are the backup, got it?" Li Yundong whispered to the rest of the girls . "Just grab the damn thing if it's close to you . "
Li Yundong stepped quietly around the corner and slinked over towards the cabinet lining one side of the office . The cabinet should provide him enough cover if Wang Yong suddenly turned around to look over his shoulder . President Yin had already spotted him, but she didn't do anything to give his presence away . From the cabinet, Li Yundong glanced towards the sofa and saw no signs of the girls, which meant that they were all well-concealed . Li Yundong peeked out from the edge of the cabinet and dropped into a crouch . He tested the weight of the stapler in his palm, and then mobilized his Qi to his right arm .
Li Yundong activated his telescopic vision and zoomed in on the back of Wang Yong's right elbow . The ulnar nerve . Hitting that spot would cause Wang Yong to loosen his grip for sure, but the problem was that it was a difficult target to hit . Should he go for a simpler target such as the head, or the back? Or should he trust Su Chan's claim that the Renyuan Jindan had enhanced his hand-eye coordination and reflexes? In the end, he decided to stick with the original plan to go for the ulnar nerve . Calmness washed over Li Yundong . You can do this . . .
He activated Xianjue and predicted 5 seconds into the future just to make sure that Wang Yong didn't make any unexpected movements . A second later, Li Yundong cocked his hand back and hurled the stapler at Wang Yong .
There was a loud yelp .
The detonator dropped to the floor . President Yin reacted instantly and kicked the detonator, causing it to roll towards the sofa set . All seven girls ran out from their hiding places and scrambled for the detonator . Wang Yong ran after the detonator too, but he was too late . One of the girls had gotten to it first .
"No!!!!" Wang Yong lunged for the girl with the detonator, but Li Yundong was quicker; he pounced and grabbed Wang Yong by the throat with one hand . "Secure the detonator!" Li Yundong yelled as he dragged Wang Yong towards the balcony .
Li Yundong crossed the balcony's threshold and headed for the railing . The railing trembled when Li Yundong slammed Wang Yong's back against it .
"Don't move!!" Li Yundong growled . Then, he began to rip the vest off Wang Yong's body, taking extra care not to touch any of the explosives attached to it . Seconds later, the vest was off . Li Yundong shoved Wang Yong aside and stepped towards the railing . He had to dispose of the vest just to be safe . Leaning against the railing, Li Yundong scanned the ground floor desperately . Where . . . where . . . where . . .
He spotted the company's swimming pool on the ground floor . The swimming pool was unoccupied, which made sense since it was still office hours . Without further ado, he flung the vest downwards and watched it fall until he heard a loud splash . The vest floated on the pool's surface .
Li Yundong turned away from the railing and glared at Wang Yong, who looked completely crushed . "Stay there . . . " Li Yundong pointed a finger at him . "I'll deal with you later . "
Li Yundong walked back into the office . "Where's the detonator?"
One girl raised her hand . Li Yundong nodded, then turned towards President Yin . "I've dropped the bomb into the swimming pool downstairs . The pool is unoccupied and the water might soften the blast if the bomb goes off . "
President Yin sighed in relief, then nodded . "Good work . "
Suddenly, there was a commotion at the door . Seconds later, Shen Hui and several uniformed security guards appeared inside the office .
"Oh my God, couz!" Shen Hui's shrill voice rang out . "What happened?"
President Yin waved her off . "It's all over now . " President Yin shot Li Yundong a glance . Was there a hint of awe in her eyes? Before Li Yundong could read any further into it, he was interrupted by a series of gasps and shrieks .
"Oh my God! What is he doing!" Xiao Zhang shouted, pointing towards the balcony .
Li Yundong whipped his head around . "Son of a bitch!" he yelled, his legs already moving .
Wang Yong was now sitting astride the railing, looking down towards the ground floor . Li Yundong charged towards the balcony . But by the time Li Yundong cleared the balcony's threshold, Wang Yong's body was slowly tipping over the railing . Knowing that he only had a split second to act, Li Yundong did the first thing that came to mind .
He leaped .