A red MINI-CLUBMAN stopped. Ren Ziling who was wearing a blue-white plaid blouse with a pair of white jeans got off at the same time with a black and scraggy man from the other car.
Ren Ziling raised her head and took a look before asking that man, "Mouse Qiang, you mean this area?"
Mouse Qiang smiled forcefully, "Yeah, madam! When you asked me, I cast a wide net immediately requesting everyone I know to help me with this issue! You have no idea that I even…"
"Stop, get to the point! I won’t owe you any money!" Ren Ziling rolled her eyes.
"You’re my goddess! If it isn’t because I have a faded old woman at home and if I were 10 years younger, I’d chase after you in hot pursuit!" Mouse Qiang narrowed his eyes.
Ren Ziling threw the half-remaining milk tea at him.
Mouse Qiang retreated, saying, "I have a friend who always comes to the nearby waste station to eke out a living. For several nights, he said he saw a man who looked quite similar to the appearance in your description. And I also sent him the photo that you’d sent to me for him to compare. He said they looked 80% alike."
"Where did he go?"
"Along this street." Mouse Qiang pointed, "Madam, this area is very chaotic. Many hotels are private. If that guy intends to hide from others, this is definitely a good place to do so. Unfortunately, there are at least dozens of private hotels in this area, so it won’t be an easy thing to find him! Oh, madam, are you going to look for him now? Wait!"
Ren Ziling was already checking the surrounds while going deep into this area.
"Listen, if one wants to hide, especially in this area, he’ll choose a place with an open space." Ren Ziling said, "Go check out those hotels at the corners or note those down by the street first. Take those in alleys as the second choice."
Mouse Qiang shrugged, "Aren’t alleys more secretive if one really wants to hide?"
Subeditor Ren laughed coldly, "Only a low-life guy like you will think of hiding in a murky place. Listen, it will be convenient to observe the surroundings in a pl
ace with a wide view. Even at the corners or by the street, it is easy for one to escape into complicated by-lanes. But if one hides in an alley, let alone the vision is blocked, he might be blocked off before being found. Instead, a crowded street will be the best shelter!"
Mouse Qiang stood in amazement, raising a bold question, "Madam, how about joining the gang? Can I follow you?"
"Good idea, would you want to be a gigolo?" Ren Ziling smiled.
Mouse Qiang laughed, "I’d do anything as long as I can earn a lot of money! Whatever you say, I’ll do it without demur!"
"F*ckin good… you’re quite a good guy!" Ren Ziling shook her head. Walking casually into a hotel, she asked while chuckling, "Boss? I have a question for you."
"Madam, are you serious? You haven’t told me about the hourly wage yet. What about the commission and monthly leave? Let me tell you, I don’t receive all kinds of customers! There won’t be more than 3 customers for one night!"
Ye Yan only felt that there was something wrong after arriving at Jessica’s place but didn’t inquire her immediately. Instead, he chose to keep following Jessica to her rental unit.
Looking at the tools placed in the living room, Ye Yan asked, "How long have you been monitoring the units downstairs?"
Jessica seemed to have predicted that Ye Yan would ask this. She took a group photo out from a file, "This is what I found in your apartment before people from the headquarters went there."
Ye Yan took it over, looking at the callow Luo Qiu in the photo. He said after putting it into the internal pocket of his wind coat, "Looks like you don’t believe in fortune totally."
Jessica sat down, "But it inspired me more or less."
Ye Yan nodded. Since he chose to trust Jessica for the time being, it would be better to avoid additional quarrels. But he still emphasized, "The person who lives downstairs is the family of my teacher, my benefactor in the past. I just had a meal with them. They don’t know anything about my issue at all. So I don’t want to involve them in my trouble. Not even a bit."
"Sorry, I have no other choice but to do so. I didn’t plan to do anything to your acquaintances here. Now I’ve found you, so I’ll get rid of the tools in the unit someday."
Ye Yan shook his head, seemingly not wanting to continue with this subject.
Jessica took her cellphone out suddenly.
Ye Yan frowned, "What are you doing?"
Jessica was shocked, saying hurriedly, "Take it easy, I just want to show you something. Look, I found this when I was installing the monitor downstairs. I think you will be interested in it."
Jessica clicked on her phone and showed him a photo … it was a saxophone.
"Sorry, I’m indeed too nervous." Ye Yan sighed, taking the phone from her and gazing yearningly at the photo with this instrument, "I gave it to my teacher’s son. It’s been so long ago. That kid said that I was cool while playing it."
Jessica showed her amazement, "I didn’t know you could play this instrument."
Ye Yan smiled without talking. He casually sized up the decoration in this unit. Suddenly, he felt a slight dizziness. His body retreated a few steps backwards. He had to hold the cabinet next to him in order to force himself to stand up.
The dizziness reached its limit in 2 to 3 seconds. Ye Yan looked at Jessica subconsciously, "You…"
"You were too defensive and kept your guard against me, starting from the hotel to here… You didn’t trust me in the end." Jessica sighed, "Something on the cellphone wil make you feel dizzy …Sorry."
Ye Yan collapsed.
Jessica squatted down slowly, tidying Ye Yan’s scattered hair, "Emotion is the most effective weapon, you taught me that in the past. Ah, have you forgotten about it…"
"Boss, let me ask you something."
This was the seventh hotel. Mouse Qiang squinted at Ren Ziling from the back…How can this woman have such good physical strength?
It was for sure because she didn’t have any man. So there was no way for her vigor to abreact, thus she became a workaholic? Mouse Qiang thought about it while lying on the sofa in front of the motel’s doorway.
The boss who was reading the newspapers took a glance at her casually, "150 per hour, 230 for overnight, pay 200 as the deposit first, single room only. And the condom is 10 for each."
‘F*ck… Do I look like that kind of woman? How many times I’ve been misunderstood this way?"
Subeditor Ren bore her fury, still wearing a smile on her face, "No, I just want to ask you, have you seen this person before."
She clicked open the photo in her cellphone.
The boss threw a quick glance and continued reading his newspapers, "I don’t know. Go away if you don’t want to stay here. I’m not available."
Ren Ziling raised her eyebrows. It meant that she stood a chance after hearing what the boss had said. So she smiled, "500!"
"Go away, don’t bother me."
"1000." Ren Ziling rolled her eyes.
"Who do you think I am? For 20 years since I opened this motel, credibility has always come first! Don’t you see the shop sign? Peace Hotel!"
"F*ck! Do you think being rich is such a great deal? Get out of here!"
Subeditor Ren stretched out her finger to point at this boss. Closing five fingers together, she karate chopped the fortune cat into pieces in one blow without even blinking her eyes.
The scared-silly Mouse Qiang who was sitting at the back let out a sigh. Suddenly, he recalled the fear of being controlled by this so-called self-cultivated woman and the humiliation of undertaking any task despite criticism.
But when he saw such thing happening on others… Why was he so delighted?
That boss was startled, seeing her pointing at himself, and then starting to clench her fist… her knuckles could even generate sounds.
"Have you seen this man before?" Subeditor Ren inquired word by word.
"Ro, Room 302…But he left just now, he’s not in now."