Chapter 280: Say It! Who Sent You Guys?
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“Why don’t you let me see how capable you guys are first?” A pleasant-sounding voice said so coldly it brought chills down their spines. The stiff atmosphere crumbled within seconds.
Wen Xinya raised her head and unexpectedly, it was Zhong Rufeng!
Zhong Rufeng stood there silently. He was as bright as the moon, and anybody who saw him would be struck with admiration.
Upon seeing him, terror crept up the necks of the hooligans and they took a step back subconsciously. However, when they remembered that they had the advantage of numbers, they called out, “Who are you? Let me warn you, you better mind your own business.”
Although Zhong Rufeng’s face appeared calm, his intimidating eyes burned with anger. It was rare for him to show such a cold expression, with an aura that was chilling to the bones. His gaze landed onto Wen Xinya. When he saw that she was unhurt, he finally relaxed. “Excuse me, I have to mind this business.”
“Die!” The hooligans rushed towards Zhong Rufeng as though he was a formidable enemy, no longer bothered to keep Wen Xinya in check.
Zhong Rufeng was sturdy as a mountain. With a sweeping kick, he knocked the first hooligan in front of him onto the ground. He then sent another guy flying with a turn of his body. Afterward, he caught an incoming fist in his hand and twisted it hard. The guy’s bone went “Crack” until he was thrown aside. Following right after was a punch which landed squarely on the nose of the last hooligan. That man let out a loud wail as he fell to the ground cradling his nose.
His movements were smooth as flowing water. In just a blink of an eye, all the hooligans were on the ground.
Wen Xinya was awestruck. It seemed like it was time for her to learn some kungfu as well. Overwhelming a skilled person with sheer numbers was no longer a viable method for the street thugs.
“Are you okay?” Zhong Rufeng asked with concern.
Wen Xinya shook her head and replied, “I’m okay, they did not hurt me.”
Zhong Rufeng finally heaved a sigh of relief.
Wen Xinya asked curiously, “Why are you here out of nowhere?”
“Did you forget, you told me you were going to visit my grandfather yesterday. Since I only had one lesson in the afternoon, I came here to pick you up and go together.” Zhong Rufeng was glad that he arrived at just the right time. Otherwise, who knew what would have happened to a girl like her.
Wen Xinya then recalled that she had indeed messaged him on Qchat the day before as she had a math question, and told him that she would be visiting Grandfather Zhong today along the way. “Thank God you came. If not, I would’ve had to pay a price just to escape.”
Subconsciously, she stroked the hairpin on her hair. Of course she had a plan to escape from those hooligans. However, that was her last resort. She was avoiding it as she did not want to get hurt in the process, too.
Zhong Rufeng’s flesh crept after seeing her hand movement.
“These hooligans were rather strong. I could only take two of them on at once, and maybe three if I were to push it. Seeing that you could take them all down in just a few moments, you are really skilled,” she said. Looks really could be deceiving. Even a gentleman like Zhong Rufeng hid such powerful skills.
“I’ve learned a few years of martial arts.” Zhong Rufeng explained.
Wen Xinya smiled. “No wonder!”
“What do you plan to do with these guys? We can’t let them off so easily. Let’s hand them to the police!” Zhong Rufeng said as he fished out his phone.
“There’s no need for that. The process of making a police report is too troublesome, I can’t stand it. Some things can be handled with other methods, such as…” Wen Xinya trailed off as she approached the boss slowly. Suddenly, she stepped on his hand hard.
“Ouch ouch ouch…” The boss cried out in pain immediately.
Zhong Rufeng watched her cruel methods in shock. That was when he realized that there was so much he did not know about Wen Xinya. She was a smart and bright girl who would not hesitate to use any means. It was no wonder grandfather had his eyes on her.
“Who sent you guys here? What do they want?” Wen Xinya’s voice was harsh and callous. She peered down at him as she increased the weight of her foot pressing on his hand bit by bit.
The boss was rendered speechless from the pain. He howled in pain yet refused to speak.
“Not answering?” Wen Xinya suddenly stepped down hard on his hand.
“AHHH… PAIN! Madam, I was too ignorant! Please let me off! I’ll never dare to do this again.” The boss cried out for mercy relentlessly.
Wen Xinya remained unaffected. She raised an eyebrow and said sternly, “Are you going to answer or not?”
“AHH… AHH… nobody instructed me! It’s true…” The boss began crying out for his mummy and daddy.
Wen Xinya slowly lifted her foot. “Let me tell you, you are just digging your grave by keeping your lips sealed. Hmm… if I were to beat you up, do you think the law will punish me?” Looking as if she were eager to try it out, Wen Xinya’s eyes glinted.
Zhong Rufeng went along with her without missing a beat, handing her a brick as he said, “Use this. Smash it hard on his head. Even if he doesn’t die, he’ll end up permanently damaged. He’s just a little hooligan, we can make him disappear with just a little money.”
Wen Xinya took the brick and weighed it with her hands. The boss’ eyes widened and he wet his pants in terror. Quickly, he said, “I’ll answer, I’ll answer. I also don’t know who the other party is, but the voice sounded like it belonged to a young girl. She promised us one million yuan if we kidnapped and raped you with photo and video proof. 100,000 yuan has already been transferred to our credit cards.”
Wen Xinya could already guess who the other party was. However, Zhong Rufeng shook in rage as he glared at him. “I thought that you guys were just regular hooligans. I did not expect that you guys are actually ruthless scoundrels who will do anything for money.”
The boss’ face went white as a sheet out of fear. “I’ve already answered you guys. Let us off, please!” he pleaded.
“Can you contact the other party?” Wen Xinya asked indifferently. She was planning to drag the mastermind behind this out. There was no way she would let the person run off so easily.
The boss nodded, then shook his head. His mind was blank from being scared, completely unsure of what to do.
“Call her and tell her exactly the words I’m going to say.” Wen Xinya ordered. She crouched down slowly and glared daggers at him.
The boss nodded his head. “I’ll call. Do I even have a choice?”
His self-awareness made Wen Xinya happy. She pulled his ears lightly and whispered softly into them for a moment.
The boss nodded his head vigorously. He panickedly fished out his phone from his pocket and dialed the numbers with trembling hands.