“What, what do you want to know?”
The bald man was scared.
He had never seen such a man before, who killed over 10 men with guns by a casual wave of his hand.
There was no doubt that if the man in front of him tried to kill him, he could kill him with one look, without even touching him!
“I heard that there are three Huaxia people who have been living in your palace, and they also offered to cooperate with the Dawn Group, is that right?” asked Fang Qiu coolly.
The bald man hesitated.
“Yes or no?” Fang Qiu indifferently asked.
Seeing Fang Qiu’s cold eyes, the bald man didn’t dare to hesitate, so he immediately kept nodding his head in response like a chicken pecking rice.
“Where are they?” Fang Qiu asked.
“Let, let me in first.”
Glancing left and right, the bald man noticed that someone downstairs had begun to look up at him. Immediately he said, “I will tell you all I know.”
Fang Qiu frowned, then turned around and threw him straight onto the bed in the room.
“Tell me, where are they?”
Back in the room, Fang Qiu demanded.
The bald man looked at his people lying on the floor and answered, “Three hours ago, they left.”
Fang Qiu frowned and immediately asked, “Where did they go?”
The bald man gritted his teeth and replied, “They were picked up by some people from the headquarters.”
Fang Qiu narrowed his eyes and continued, “Where’s your headquarters?”
“I don’t know. I went to the headquarters, but every time I was taken there blindfolded,” he said bitterly, “so I don’t know where it is.”
Fang Qiu took a deep look at the bold man.
After making sure he wasn’t lying, he moved, rushed over to him, and slapped him on the top of his head.
Before he could even react, the bald man shivered and fell to the bed, losing his life.
By this time, the woman who had been high was foaming at the mouth and could not be saved.
“You deserve to be killed!”
Thinking of this, Fang Qiu picked up a gun and shot all the guards upstairs and downstairs.
To leave a member of such a group would be a great evil!
After all the people in the stronghold were eliminated, Fang Qiu began to search the stronghold carefully.
According to the intelligence, the three men had been living in the palace for a long time, and there must be traces of them in it. As long as he found a trace, Fang Qiu was sure that he could find a clue about the three’s departure.
After all, the special forces’ tracking technology of Huaxia could not be underestimated.
Later, Fang Qiu did find a special mark in one of the rooms on the first floor.
When he first entered the room, Fang Qiu hadn’t noticed it.
When he looked around and was about to leave, he suddenly noticed a faint diamond-shaped pattern in the doorway.
It was a shoe impression!
Even though the print was about the size of a thumb, Fang Qiu could still be sure that it belonged to one of the Huaxia martial arts practitioners.
Because there were a lot of wars and so much chaos in the Middle East, the average person wore shabby military shoes. After all, there were no shops.
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On the way to the town, Fang Qiu had made a special observation.
On the highway, the family who had been pursued by the bandits wore ragged cloth shoes, which were completely wrapped with cloth, and almost all people in the town wore shabby military shoes.
Even all the guards in the palace wore military shoes.
The only shoes that were different were the bald man’s slippers, but they had no shading.
That was to say, no one in the whole palace wore shoes with diamond patterns.
So, the only possibility was that the shoes belonged to the martial arts practitioner from Huaxia!
However, the diamond print was unique not because there was mud on the soles, but because there was a small pile of dust at the door. That was why there was a mark.
There was a good chance he wouldn’t find the same thing anywhere else.
“From this shoe print, the person who lived in this room must have left the shoe print when he went out. The shoe print was facing out of the palace. That is to say, after he left the room, he went directly out of the palace.
“This palace is the most luxurious in the whole town. It is cleaned every day.
“That way, it’s impossible to leave yesterday’s shoe print here, so this one was made today. According to what the bald man said, they left the shoe print three hours ago when the people from the headquarters of the Dawn Group took them away!”
With this in mind, Fang Qiu walked along, scrutinizing every inch of the ground and searching for the same shoe print.
However, he did not find the same prints even though he went outside the palace.
He lost the clue!
Fang Qiu gave a bitter smile.
Unexpectedly, the first time he used the tracking technique, he only found a useless clue.
But the shoe print was only one clue.
Since the headquarters of the Dawn Group had sent some people to come over, they must also leave traces, such as car traces!
Standing in front of the palace, Fang Qiu watched the ground around him.
He found the ground full of various wheel prints and patterns. It was impossible to tell what kind of trail the Dawn Group’s cars had left.
Frowning, Fang Qiu pondered for a moment, and then looked around.
He found a house at a fork in the road directly opposite the palace. The most special thing was that Fang Qiu saw a pair of clear eyes in the corner of the house.
There was a child.
From that angle, the child could just see the entrance to the palace.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu immediately went over.
When he saw Fang Qiu, the kid backed away and disappeared into the dark room.
“I need your help. I can give you food, or money.”
Fang Qiu didn’t say anything more than that. He walked to the window and said what he could offer.
The room was still dark and there was no answer.
“All the people of the Dawn Group are dead. I can pay you to get out of here and go somewhere safer. That’s enough to feed you all the way,” Fang Qiu said again.
As he finished speaking, the pair of clear eyes in the corner of the window appeared slowly from the darkness with timidity.
“Bad men are dead?” asked the kid.
Fang Qiu nodded.
“Did you kill them?”
The child did not seem at all afraid of the word “kill”, but seemed to be asking an ordinary question.
Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “I found them dead. Maybe they did too many bad things, so they were assassinated.”
The kid looked at Fang Qiu and said, “I saw you on the balcony.”
Fang Qiu smiled wryly.
He was trying to trick the kid to make a good impression on him instead of being considered as a murderer, but he didn’t expect that the kid had seen it all.
“Well, it’s me,” said Fang Qiu helplessly.
“What do you want me to do for you?” asked the child timidly.
“I just need you to answer a few questions.”
“Have you been hiding in this room all this time?” Fang Qiu asked as he pulled a few dollars from his trouser pocket and slipped them into the window slot for the kid.
The kid nodded and said, “I only go out for food at night.”
“What do you do during the day?” Fang Qiu asked.
“Watch from here during the day. Every day there are people in the palace who bring out the rubbish at irregular hours. I will be here to see which way they take it, and to find food in the evening,” said the child.
Fang Qiu was stunned.
Then he gave the child some more dollars.
“What did you see three hours ago?” Fang Qiu asked.
“Three hours ago?”
The child thought for a moment and said, “I was just waking up when I heard a car coming outside. I thought it was the food truck, so I looked out of the window. It turned out to be a rare car, not a food delivery vehicle.”
“A rare car?”
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“Where you are,” the child answered.
Fang Qiu started, looked down, and continued, “What else did you see?”
“I saw three men come out of the palace, all blindfolded, and get into the car and go away,” replied the child.
It was just as what Fang Qiu had expected.
He thought of something and asked, “Don’t you want to get out of here?”
The child immediately shook his head and shifted his eyes from Fang Qiu to the palace, his eyes filled with unquenchable longing.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu realized that the kid was looking for a chance to sneak into the palace to get something to eat since everyone in the palace was dead.
Besides, no one else knew the news, and no one dared to go in.
So all the food in the palace would become his own.
In the turbulent days, food was so much more important than the dollars Fang Qiu gave him.
What was more, a child with dollars was easy to be robbed or even massacred on the road.
This kid made the best choice.
“You have one night.”
Fang Qiu said to him, “No one will know that the people in the palace are dead until dawn tomorrow. I hope you can wait until peace comes.”
With that, Fang Qiu gave a slight sigh and looked down for clues.
Three minutes later, he saw a half-diamonded print.
It seemed that this should be something left by one of the three martial arts practitioners from Huaxia when he got on the car tiptoe.
“When one gets on the car, the wheels and the feet are not on the same line, and the distance is about 10 to 30 centimeters,” Fang Qiu murmured and examined it.
Soon, he did find a special wheel print on the ground.
This particular wheel print was very thin compared to the wheel prints all over the ground.
Fang Qiu thought about what the kid had just said—it was a very rare car!
There were often wars here, and not many people could drive cars; almost all were military off-road vehicles, which had obviously larger wheel prints than cars’ wheel prints.
“The clue is back!”
Finding the wheel prints made Fang Qiu’s eyes bright. He then followed them all the way out of town.