Chapter 214: Ruthless Until the End
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After midnight, the nightlife revved up to full force. It was the time when things became the wildest and people seemed to do whatever they wanted. It was something that decent people avoided. A taxi driver familiar with the nightlife scene once said that if there was anyone not in bed at that time but was instead preparing to head out, he was either planning to cause trouble or going to find some girls. In Liren, which was an area that was not considered either too big or too small, that decadent style of nightlife was about to officially begin.
Bright lights, feasting, and pleasure-seeking were what it was all about for the people who enjoyed the nightlife. The streets quickly filled with people ready to explore whatever the nightlife had to offer, as well as to make their own kinds of fun. There were many entertainment venues filled with random males. Most of them were high on alcohol and recklessly carrying out a range of less than becoming activities. They were either crazily slamming bottles of wine or swearing so loudly that others couldn’t hear their own conversations. Some even started fights with one another. Most of them didn’t care if they were trashing the place they were in or what their behavior looked like. The young men usually gathered closely and formed large crowds. From the looks of it, they were not people to be trifled with.
Xiao Luo did not bat an eye to anything the nightlife produced. Along with Wang Lihu and the others, they drove two police vans and headed straight for Hualong Commercial Street.
Compared to what it was like in the morning, Hualong Commercial Street was just as lively and crowded during the night. Some people were planning on playing mahjong until the break of dawn while others were playing cards or billiards. There was also a group of young women standing on the streets dressed in enticing and revealing outfits. They leaned their delicate backs against the wall as they waited for eager customers to approach them. If a customer was interested in what the ladies had to offer, as well as satisfied with the price for their services, the customers were taken into a dimly lit rental room where they would engage in sex with the women.
“All these mahjong and billiard players are just peripheral members of the Dragon Gang,” Wang Lihu said, explaining the situation regarding the men playing games. “Their job here is to keep a close watch on these women and prevent them from escaping.”
Liu Tieguo deeply sympathized with these women. “This is like purgatory for them. They don’t have any freedom at all. All they do is sell their bodies every single day for men to have fun with. The Dragon Gang is f*cking inhumane, especially to women!”
“Did anyone say they weren’t?” Ye Qui asked with a sigh. “Many of these poor women eventually end up getting infected with diseases and die at a very young age.”
Xiao Luo had few thoughts or feelings regarding the matter. If it had not been for Sun Yu, he would not have needed to go against the Dragon Gang. Another reason was that he did not see himself as a good person or someone who represented justice.
He did not say a single word. He took a step forward and walked toward Hualong Commercial Street.
Wang Lihu and the rest quickly followed behind him. In the past, they had to turn a blind eye to many of the things they witnessed. They only opened one eye while keeping the other one closed to certain matters, especially when it came to the Dragon Gang. They dared not to even fart or make any sudden movements in some situations. However, it was different now. Not to mention the red-light district, but even if it was the Dragon Gang’s headquarters, they now had the guts to swagger their way in and arrest someone because Xiao Luo was around.
At the entrance of the street, seven or eight tough-looking guys were blocking their way. With an unfriendly expression, one of them gruffly said, “This is not a place where police officers like yourselves should be at all. You are not welcome here. If you want to patrol, you better go somewhere else!”
Xiao Luo did not stop his actions. Instead, he continued to make his way in. He treated them as nothing more than air or some invisible thing that had no effect on him. It was as if he hadn’t even seen them.
One of the men placed his hands on Xiao Luo’s chest and shouted, “Are you f*cking deaf? I’m talking to you!”
Xiao Luo did not say a word. He suddenly lifted a foot up to the man’s chest and kicked him.
The majestic strength he possessed was like a turbulent wave as it crashed into the man. It caused the man to fly backward about nine or 10 feet. The man loudly groaned in pain as he fell flat to the ground.
“You are obstructing a civil servant,” Xiao Luo said with an expressionless face. “Catch them!”
Wang Lihu laughed as he took out his handcuffs and walked toward the man lying flat on the ground.
Many of the other gangsters were completely stunned by what had just happened. This was the first time they had encountered a police officer with such a tough attitude. Usually, police officers left them alone or did what they were told. However, they quickly returned to their senses and took out the iron rods hidden in their sleeves. They immediately dashed toward Xiao Luo. They were confident that they would have no problems taking him down.
Ye Qiu’s eyes seemingly shot out two beams of cold light as his face became completely serious. Like an electric wave, he rushed straight into the group of men. Displaying the prowess of an eagle, only a little bit of effort was all it took for him to cause them all to lie on the ground screaming and writhing in pain.
“You guys are all a bunch of useless trash,” Ye Qiu said as he spat at them. “Do you think you guys alone have what it takes to injure our head?”
After hearing all the commotion, all the people who had been playing mahjong, cards, and billiards gathered in a giant cluster. They formed an encirclement, trapping Xiao Luo and his crew in the center.
“Officers, you guys are really impressive,” a fat guy sarcastically said. His face was covered with acne marks. “You have come all the way into our territory to look for trouble. Are you not afraid that you or someone in your family will come across an accident?”
“If I was afraid, I never would have become a police officer!”
Xiao Luo coldly said, “Get your chief, Feng Zhiqiang, out here this instant.”
“Do you think Brother Qiang is somebody you can see just because you want to? Do you think you are that awesome just because you are in that outfit?”
“In our eyes, people who choose to become police officers are nothing more than a bunch of lame dogs. If you were given some bones to chew on, you would have no choice but to be obedient and listen.”
“Let our people go. Otherwise, none of you will be leaving this place unscathed.”
As more people heard the commotion, more gangsters came over. The group encircling the police officers had now grown to around 20 to 30 people. They angrily shouted at the officers, completely disregarding Xiao Luo and his crew or their positions as police officers.
“Wang Lihu, Ye Qiu!” Xiao Luo hurriedly shouted at two of his men.
“Yes, Head, we heard you,” Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu respectfully replied.
Xiao Luo waved his hands and faintly ordered, “Beat them up until they obey!”
“Roger that, he-he…”
Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu eagerly licked their lips. Ruthless smiles appeared on their faces.
Beat them up until they obey?
The group of gangsters thought they were hallucinating and hearing things. They had around 20 to 30 people on their side while their opponents were but four measly people. Did they really have the nerve to say that they were going to beat them up until they obeyed? Were they brain dead as well?
The guy with the face covered in acne marks laughed and said, “With just you guys, you dare to…”
His words came to an abrupt stop. Wang Lihu had dashed forward without the man noticing. His palm resembled that of a palm-leaf fan. He instantly slapped the man’s face. A pow sound echoed out upon contact. The horrifying strength he unleashed caused an explosion on the man’s face. He had slammed the acne-faced guy onto the ground before the man even had time to react. A bloodied tooth flew out of the man’s mouth. The left side of his face began to swell up at an unbelievable speed.
However, Wang Lihu did not stop there. He dashed a few steps forward, stretched out his hands, and grabbed the foolish-looking man in front of him. Like throwing a sack, he slammed the acne-faced man into the wall. A few other guys screamed in fear and fainted on the spot.
When he released his natural god-like powers, nobody present was his match.
On the other hand, Ye Qiu’s movements were as agile as a monkey. His hands were like claws. They seemed as if they were as sharp as knives. Anyone who attacked him was bound to have bloody wounds all over their bodies.
The group of 20 to 30 people was somehow being crushed by only two people. The sounds of people howling in pain were heard all around. It echoed down the streets and into everyone’s ears.
Xiao Luo walked to the side of the activities and sat down on an empty seat in front of a closed jelly store. Liu Tieguo brought him a bottle of mineral water. The two of them sat there drinking water as they watched Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu teach those Dragon Gang members a lesson.
“Head, will we get into trouble by doing this?”
Like Wang Lihu and the others, Liu Tieguo had changed the way he addressed Xiao Luo and was now calling him “Head.” He genuinely admired the man from the bottom of his heart, especially how overbearing and mighty he was in the way he handled things.
“When dealing with stubborn jerks like them, the only way to do it is to fight violence with violence, ” Xiao Luo said with a smile, shrugging it off.
Liu Tieguo raised an eyebrow, but he did not raise any objections.
Hualong Commercial Street was boiling over with frantic activity. The street girls, who were waiting for customers, screamed in shock and immediately ran away in fear. All the restaurants that were still open for business were hurriedly closing their doors, hoping to avoid the trouble coming their way.
About 10 minutes later, everyone in the large group had been thoroughly beaten to a pulp by Wang Lihu and Ye Qiu.
The guy with acne marks all over his face had blood dripping from his teeth. He had a bloodied nose and a swollen face. Wang Lihu roughly grabbed him. He dragged him by the collar and took him over to Xiao Luo.
Xiao Luo waved his hands, indicating for Wang Lihu to let him go and step aside. He looked at the man and asked, “Where is Feng Zhiqiang?”
“I don’t know. Even if I did, I would never tell you where he was.”
The man ferociously stared at Xiao Luo and said, “You stinky cop, just you wait and see. I’ll make sure you pay for what you’ve done today!”
Xiao Luo slightly shook his head. In the next second, he stretched out his hand and roughly grabbed the man’s hair. He proceeded to smash the acne-faced man’s head onto the table.
That man’s head cracked open. The wound was badly bleeding. His brain felt like it was humming. The pain was excruciating.
Xiao Luo held the man’s head down and coldly said, “It seems like you still don’t know what your current situation is. You are threatening a police officer, so I’m honored to tell you that you’ll be spending some time in the detention center.”