Chapter 173: Using Balls as a Threat
Nyoi-Bo Studio Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Madam Gu, Xiao Luo went to Long Sankui’s Yellow Skies Casino.”
As Zhang Dashan’s white Corolla stopped at the Yellow Skies Casino’s entrance, a black car behind them stopped not far away. The two plain-clothes police officers in the vehicle immediately reported the situation to Gu Qianlin.
To gather evidence of Xiao Luo’s transgressions against the law, Gu Qianlin had placed him under strict surveillance, or as her subordinates put it, “the dumbest and most straightforward method.” This meant monitoring around the clock; whenever Xiao Luo went or took action, a message would be passed to her immediately.
Holding the handphone at the other end of the line, Gu Qianlin took a moment to ponder, before giving the order. “Continue monitoring him, report to me at once if he does anything unusual!”
“Yes, madam!” came the reply.
The officer nodded forcefully and hung up the call.
However, the looks on both of their faces changed instantly as they saw that Xiao Luo and several men headed right their way after they alighted from their car.
Had they been found out?
The two exchanged glances and couldn’t help noticing the shock in each other’s eyes. As experienced plain-clothes cops, tracking and monitoring suspects were necessary surveillance skills they had been practicing for a long time. They’ve never been detected by their targets so far. It was a first for them and was totally beyond their expectations. They could almost feel their hearts leaping out of their throats.
Knock. Knock. Knock.
The knock on the car window resounded inside the vehicle. Both the cops turned to look, trying hard to appear disinterested only to see Xiao Luo’s handsome, chiseled face staring indifferently at them. They did their best to appear nonchalant as he approached, as if unconcerned with the goings-on.
The plain-clothes cop sitting on the driver’s seat warily rolled down the window and asked casually, “Is something the matter?”
Xiao Luo said impassively, “You have been following us all the way from the hospital. Gu Qianlin sent you all, didn’t she?” He pointed at the handphone in the hand of the plain-clothes cop sitting in the passenger seat. “Call her, I’ll have a word or two with her.”
His words seemed to carry a finality in its tone as if something very terrible would happen if they refused. The two cops sat up straight, not even daring to breathe loudly. The plain-clothes police sitting in the passenger seat quickly dialed Gu Qianlin’s number and passed the mobile phone over to Xiao Luo’s waiting hand.
“Any new development? What’s going on?” At the other end of the line, Gu Qianlin’s spoke urgently.
Qiao Luo replied, “Officer Gu, this is Xiao Luo.”
His voice stunned Gu Qianlin.
Recovering immediately, Gu Qianlin asked loudly, “What have you done to them?”
“They are perfectly fine, I just want to tell you that their surveillance skills are about as bad as it gets,” Xiao Luo said coldly.
His words made the two plain-clothes cops lower their heads sheepishly, feeling immensely embarrassed. They had nothing to say, for the undeniable truth that they had been discovered.
Gu Qianlin gritted her teeth in anger.
Xiao Luo snickered. “Officer Gu, you really are neglecting your duties. For the past days, the shops belonging to my Luo Company have been smashed up by scoundrels one after another.” He added contemptuously, “I don’t see you arresting them and compensating my losses. Instead, you are fixated on me, what happened to the justice you told me about a few days ago?”
“Xiao Luo, don’t you dare stick labels on me as you please. There are clear divisions of responsibilities. There are other police departments in charge of the case involving your company’s shops being smashed up, I am only responsible for my own,” said Gu Qianlin.
Xiao Luo laughed mockingly, saying. “Your duty is to monitor my actions? Madam Gu, you really must have a lot of time on your hands.”
“Stop waffling. We both know why I am monitoring your actions, you don’t need me to explain that to you,” Gu Qianlin replied, irked.
“It seems that there is no way to eliminate your suspicions of me,” he said.
Xiao Luo raised an eyebrow and laughed lightly. “In that case, why don’t you come over now. I’m preparing to make a scene at the Yellow Skies Casino. And without you, a police officer, to monitor my actions on site, I am worried that I might accidentally do something illegal.”
Without waiting for Gu Qianlin to reply, he hung up and threw the mobile phone back at the plain-clothes cop sitting in the passenger seat.
“Old Xiao, what are you trying to do, asking the police to come and watch while you create trouble, did your brain just short-circuit?”
Zhang Dashan was both exasperated and puzzled over Xiao Luo’s actions. He thought to himself, “other people would get it over and done with when they smashed other shops. And they would be far gone by the time the police arrived, but no, instead you told the cops in advance. What the heck can we still do?”
Xiao Luo shook his head and said with a smile, “Do you know why I let you represent Luo Company in court?”
Zhang Dashan couldn’t answer, and he didn’t get why Xiao Luo suddenly changed the topic to the public trial, which he was very proud of.
He nodded knowingly, humility not being his strong suit. “I know, I know, it is because I am someone you trust most.”
“Other than that, there is one more thing of the utmost importance.”
Xiao Luo looked at him and said thoughtfully, “It is to build your reputation so that others would have faith in you when you take over Luo Company in the future.”
Zhang Dashan was stunned. He didn’t expect Xiao Luo to make such plans for him.
“We have taken down Fang Changlei, and now we face Long Sankui. To deal with Long Sankui, we would need to use extreme measures for the most time. You will represent Luo Company’s image in the future, and you mustn’t be tainted by anything negative now. That is why I will be the one to carry out all these extreme measures,” explained Xiao Luo.
“F*ck, what do you mean, you are casting me aside?” Zhang Dashan caught on to the hidden meaning in Xiao Luo’s words.
Xiao Luo patted him on the shoulder. “I’m not casting you aside, it is called task division. Just like how Long Sankui has retreated to the backline and never takes charge of anything other than specifying the representatives for each of the assets under him. I am doing the same here and assigning you to be the representative of Luo Company. You will be in charge of the company’s affairs, and I will be in charge of the rest, understand?”
“Understand my balls, what the heck…” Ummph!
Zhang Dashan was getting emotional as he couldn’t shake the feeling that Xiao Luo was making arrangements for what would happen after his death. Before he could even finish his sentence, Xiao Luo kicked him in the crotch, making him double up from the agonizing pain. Zhang Dashan clutched at his groin, squeezing his thighs together, with a sorry expression on his face. He swore he heard a testicle pop!
He shouted at Xiao Luo, “F*ck you and your ancestors, why did you kick me in the b*lls?”
“You said it yourself that you wanted to understand your b*lls, how is it my fault.”
Xiao Luo said in a deadpan as he cocked an eyebrow, as if what he had told justified his action. Then looking at Feng Wuhen, he said, “Wuhen, from now on, you and Little Five are to monitor Ruyi and Tang Ren round the clock, do not let them out of sight. Bring the boys with you. If there is anything unusual, report to me immediately.”
He had learned this trick from Gu Qianlin very quickly. Since they were going to battle with Long Sankui, naturally, they must get rid of all the trouble back at home.
“Rest assured, Brother Xiao, leave it to us. “Feng Wuhen promised, patting a hand on his chest.
After giving the orders to Feng Wuhen, Xiao Luo returned his gaze to Zhang Dashan. “Are you feeling better? Don’t play dead on me, I didn’t use much force.”
“Your ass. Why don’t you let me kick you and see? F*cker, I’m dying from the pain here.” Zhang Dashan’s face was a dark red, and he felt as if his nuts had been crushed.
A black SUV drove towards them at high speed, then skidded a short distance in full control as its driver slammed on the brakes, stopping dead close to them. The door opened, and Gu Qianlin, dressed smartly, got out of the car.
“She’s here, you all should leave first,” Xiao Luo said to Zhang Dashan.
“You really want to cast me aside?” Zhang Dashan said, on hearing his words.
However, Zhang Dashan’s expression did change, and at the same time, quickly turned sideways, just in case Xiao Luo sneaked another attack on him once more.
“F*ck, I have to give it to you, Old Xiao.” Dashan, always one to have the last word, said before leaving. Then turning to the Feng Wuhen, he added, “Brother Feng, let’s go, leave this b*stard to act all lovey-dovey with the policewoman. If his love affair ends up landing him in jail, I will immediately strike gongs, beat drums, and celebrate the incident by setting off firecrackers, f*ck!”
Zhang Dashan was really dispirited. He really wanted to fight alongside Xiao Luo. Even knowing what they were doing was illegal, they could just break the law and ride out to the sunset – he was that kind of a man. But Xiao Luo directly threatened him by kicking him in the b*lls, and Zhang Dashan had no way of dealing with that.
F*ck, it was too painful!