Chapter 210: Conflict
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As they entered the department store, they could hear a commotion coming from the two well-dressed ladies, just as Liu Tieguo had described. They both had bodyguards with them and were insulting each other with their fingers pointing aggressively at each other. They quarreled loudly without any regard of those around them and would have started fighting if Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu had not intervened in the argument.
Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu came over immediately.
“So, what’s going on?” Xiao Luo asked.
“Actually, it’s not even a big issue, they knocked into each other accidentally. The woman in yellow had accidentally bumped into the one in green and her purse fell to the ground, then they started arguing.” Ye Qiu said.
“These women must be bored to death!”
Xiao Luo shook his head and decided to let them be. He intended to be the bad cop and let them continue fighting.
The lady in green snapped coldly, “I’m giving you one last chance, apologize right now and pick up the purse. Then we’ll call it a day, if not…”
“If not, what? Do you actually think that I’m afraid of you?”
The lady in yellow said fearlessly, “You have bodyguards, so do I. If you want to fight, I’ll fight you the end.”
At that very moment, a cohort of some thirty-plus fierce-looking men walked through the front entrance. The one leading them had silver hair, and he shouted fiercely, “Who the f*ck’s bullying our sister-in-law, you must be getting tired of living!”
His loud shout immediately drew everyone’s attention.
“They’re from Dragon Gang, let’s get outta here immediately. Don’t look at them, beware of getting into a mess with these troublemakers.”
Many of customers knew about the background of these men, and their expressions changed suddenly. They quickly urged their companions to leave the premises as soon as they could.
The lady in yellow suddenly felt threatened upon seeing the situation change, especially after knowing that the men were from Dragon Gang. Her earlier bravado immediately turned into meek humbleness, “It’s just a small incident right, do you even need so much backup? Okay, I’m sorry.” She bent over and picked up the expensive purse from the floor, then presented it to the lady in green respectfully with both hands, “My husband runs a textile mill nearby, perhaps we can make acquaintance?”
The lady in green smirked, “Bitch, now you wanna make acquaintance, huh?” She grabbed her purse and had no plans to let the lady in yellow off so easily. “Just keep up with your arrogance, why don’t you keep behaving like a b*tch? Weren’t you being so rude to me just now? I’ll give you two choices now, you either kneel down and lick my heels or be stripped naked and paraded around the mall!”
The lady in yellow clenched her teeth in a rage.
“Who are you trying to yell at? So do you want to lick our sister-in-law’s heels or have us strip you naked? Choose now!” The cocky youngster with the silver hair yelled at the lady dressed in yellow, pointing his finger at her.
The lady in yellow would not choose either option as they both were too humiliating. She stared at the lady in green with menace and retorted, “You better don’t cross the line!”
“I AM crossing the line, what can you do about that?”
The lady in green laughed, then ordered with a cold voice, “Go, strip this bitch naked at once!”
The silver-haired youngster answered and waved his hand forward, and all thirty-odd of them made for the lady in yellow.
The bodyguards of the lady in yellow did not stand idly by, of course, and the five braced themselves and rushed up to fight. The mall was in chaos with display racks toppled, and products, of all shapes and sizes, strewn all over the floor. Screaming could be heard everywhere.
The piercing sound of a gunshot got everyone’s attention, and they all stopped immediately. Several female workers at the mall even squatted down fearfully on hearing the shot fired.
The silver-haired youngster and the two ladies turned and looked towards the direction of the gunshot. They saw a young, handsome but grim-faced man in a police uniform approaching them. He put the gun back in its holster on his waist, with white smoke still wisping thinly out the muzzle.
Xiao Luo stood before them and asked coldly, “You guys seem to have totally ignored the police’s presence.”
If both parties were equally balanced in strength, he would not have intervened. However, with Dragon Gang was now involved, he had an obligation to do so. And he did not intend to do so half-heartedly.
The silver-haired youngster was initially taken aback, but seeing it was just a cop on the beat, he looked at Xiao Luo as if looking at a fool and said, “Sir, that was impressive. You even fired a gun, who’re you trying to scare?”
The lady in green seethed, and wanting to show off to the lady in yellow, how easily she could scorn the police, she sneered, “Such a puny and unimportant local policeman like you would dare to mind our business. Are you too bored with your life?”
Xiao Luo answered impassively, “I understand the situation, and this matter’s not that serious. It’s simply a misunderstanding, and you don’t have to resolve it in such an extreme way. On top of that, this lady had already apologized, you should be more reasonable.”
The lady in yellow realized that Xiao Luo was supporting her, so she looked on him kindly.
“You, ride your motorbike and go patrol somewhere else, don’t be nosy here, or else I’ll make sure you regret your decision.” The lady in green said coldly.
Xiao Luo shook his head, “Don’t try to challenge a policeman’s authority!”
“Humph…you, a policeman? In my eyes, only the federal investigators deserve the title of police. A local policeman like you better not pretend to be one!” The lady in green said disdainfully.
Xiao Luo smiled and accentuated his tone, “I advice you to call it a day, dismiss your people, and I can take it as nothing happened.”
The lady in green spat on Xiao Luo’s shoes, raised her head, and smirked at him, “Is your brain full of sh*t? Can’t you understand my words?”
Xiao Luo smiled, took the handcuffs from his waist, stepped up to the lady in green, and quickly cuffed both her hands.
She was shocked, not expecting anyone would dare lay a hand on her. Her expression changed suddenly, and she yelled at the top of her voice, “Son of a b*tch, what are you trying to do?”
“You are arrested, under the charge of contempt of a police officer.” Xiao Luo had her cuffed up and then dragged her out.
“Boy, how about you try arresting the rest of us!”
The silver-haired youngster and his men blocked Xiao Luo’s way and surrounded him completely. They had formed a human wall that had encircled Xiao Luo and the lady within.
Wang Lihu, Ye Qiu, and Liu Tieguo wanted to help out but held back when they noticed Xiao Luo’s eyes staring at them. Dealing with Dragon Gang had become like a hobby to him, and had now brought on some excitement, a welcome change from the drudgery that came along with performing his patrol duties.
“Let go of our sister-in-law!” The group of Dragon Gang retainers roared and cursed at Xiao Luo.
Xiao Luo would not let go, and instead, he merely smiled at them.
“You better f*cking let go of her, are you deaf?”
The silver-haired youngster was in a rage and threw a furious punch at Xiao Luo.
However, he froze immediately after raising his fist, as the black, cold muzzle of a gun was pointing directly at his forehead in a flash of a second. The muzzle was still warm from its previous discharge, and it reeked of gunpowder and metal. The youngster with the silver hair trembled and broke into a cold sweat.