Chapter 1108: Ambushed on the Way
It was true that Fatty Li’s driving skills were very good. He sped for almost the entire way, and it took him twenty hours to reach his destination. Passing some speed cameras, Fatty Li didn’t mind at all. The procedures for this car must all be fake.
At least, Yang Ming saw more than a dozen license plates in the trunk of the car, and even Vietnamese license plates existed.
Wang Xiaoyan slept for a while, and now she was very energized. On the other hand, Yang Ming was always vigilant. Although Fang Tian had explained that Fatty Li was a person who could be absolutely trusted, there was no knowing what is in a man’s heart. After so many years, who could guarantee that Fatty Li was absolutely good?
“There will be a ship to meet us in a while. Now, we can get off to eat something and simply stretch your body.” Fatty Li parked the car on a lawn not far from the river.
When Yang Ming opened the door, a hot breeze came forward. Yang Ming shook his head with a wry smile. They crossed half of the map within the day. From the north to the south, the temperature also changed dramatically, and the coat on his body could not be worn anymore.
Fortunately, Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan made preparations early. After the coat was taken off, there was a long-sleeved shirt inside. If it were hot, the sleeves could be rolled up; if it were cold, the sleeves could be rolled back down. It was very convenient.
Because they were trying to save time, there were no stopovers along the way. Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan had not eaten anything other than to drink water. Although Fatty Li suggested that Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan should have something to eat, Fatty Li did not eat. So, Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan were also embarrassed to eat. Anyway, both of them were assassins and had received strict professional training, so their endurance would not be worse than Fatty Li. Therefore, they had persisted until the destination, and only then did they take out the food from the trunk of the car to eat.
Most of them were some fast foods, which were purchased in the supermarket before Fatty Li left.
“Do you want to drink?” Fatty Li opened a can of Song Jiang Beer and lifted it up.
“No.” Yang Ming waved. “I don’t really like drinking.”
“Then, I won’t be polite!” Fatty Li did not say much, directly gulping a mouthful of beer, and then showed an expression of excitement. “It’s invigorating. It’s been a long time since I drank such a pure beer. Those beers in Vietnam are completely tasteless!”
“Is there no beer in Guangxi?” Yang Ming looked at Fatty Li’s refreshed look and asked curiously.
“There are, but I don’t come over often, and the ships are all loaded with people. It’s too extravagant to transport beer!” Fatty Li said, “When you have gone over, you will know how bad it is to drink!”
Yang Ming smiled, grabbed a burger, and tore the wrapper. Compared with other things, hamburgers were more filling. Yang Ming came to complete his mission; he was not here for enjoyment. It was uncomfortable to eat too much, so it was just enough to eat until it filled his hunger.
Wang Xiaoyan ate less, just a packet of milk and a pack of Master Kong 3+2 biscuits . She didn’t even finish the biscuits.
“Why do you both eat so little?” Fatty Li saw Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan quickly finished eating, but he himself was still enjoying the taste of beer.
“Hehe, we are used to it.” Yang Ming smiled and said, “We like to finish our food as soon as possible when we’re out.”
“Ai, we have to wait a while for the ship to get here. There are so many things here. It is a pity not to eat it. If you don’t eat it, then I will eat it all myself.” Fatty Li shook his head. He didn’t understand Yang Ming’s habit, and it was inappropriate to ask more.
“You eat; don’t worry about us.” Yang Ming stood up and planned to walk around with Wang Xiaoyan. This was his first time coming to Guangxi, but they could only be here just for a while.
“Don’t go far. There are local gangs here too. I know some of them, but they don’t really acknowledge me. So don’t cause any trouble.” Fatty Li saw Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan ready to walk around and quickly reminded them.
“Don’t worry.” Yang Ming smiled and said, “We are only walking nearby. We won’t leave your sight.”
“That’s good.” Fatty Li nodded.
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan were not afraid of any local gangs. It was such a benefit to come out with Wang Xiaoyan. Yang Ming did not need to be alert of Wang Xiaoyan’s safety at all times. There were very few people who could hurt Wang Xiaoyan, but those who she could hurt were many.
Therefore, Yang Ming was also very relaxed. It was also very pleasant to walk along the river with Wang Xiaoyan.
“How are you feeling? Are you tired?” Yang Ming asked.
“I’m still fine, but I am a little excited.” Wang Xiaoyan told the truth. It was difficult not to be excited after receiving such a big mission for the first time.
“It’ll be fine after it becomes a habit. There are still many missions to be accepted in the future.” Yang Ming smiled and said, “I hope there will be no trouble.”
Yang Ming could understand Wang Xiaoyan’s mood at the moment. Compared to when it was my first time doing a mission, isn’t there a similarity? Thinking back, I should be just as nervous in the beginning, right?
At this time, the shore of the Beilun River was still tranquil, especially the location where Yang Ming and the rest were located. It was not a tourist attraction. The reason why they chose to cross over here illegally was that fewer people were here.
The sound of a ship’s motor gradually became clear. Glancing at the river, a medium-sized passenger ship came toward the shore. At this time, Fatty Li stood up and went to greet it.
Come to think of it, this must be the ship that was coming to pick them up. However, Yang Ming was somewhat puzzled. There were only a few people. Why was such a big ship here? A small boat was enough.
However, Yang Ming knew why after that. After seeing the ship dock, the deck was lowered. Fatty Li returned to the car, started it, and drove the car entirely on the ship.
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan also went over. Fatty Li just came down from the car and saw them. He said, “I just wanted to go over to call you, but you already came over.”
“En, seeing the ship coming, we came over.” Yang Ming said, “Is this car brought over from Vietnam?”
“Yeah, I don’t have a car here, so I brought the car from Vietnam. It is my car, so it is convenient to do things,” said Fatty Li.
Yang Ming looked at Fatty Li’s method and was a little bit dumbfounded. Not only did he himself come over illegally, but his car was also was brought over illegally.
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan quickly got on the boat. A guy with a pockmarked face  on the boat helped Fatty Li to close the deck and then sat down aside.
“Old Keng, Vietnamese, my assistant over there!” Fatty Li pointed at the guy with the pockmarked face, “When he was a child, he was sick. After he was healed, his face became pockmarked. We all called him Old Keng.”
“Old Keng?” Yang Ming looked at the face of the pockmarked guy. The name really was like the image.
Old Keng turned around and kindly smiled at Yang Ming. Then, he self-servingly went on with his own business.
“Old Keng doesn’t really talk, but he’s a violent character. When he fights with other local gangs on the ground, he rushes to the front!” Fatty Li introduced him to Yang Ming. It could be seen that he valued Old Keng a lot.
Fatty Li often did illegal immigration. Hence, he was especially good at grasping the time, knowing when no one was checking, and where they could go.
It was not far to cross the river to Vietnam from here. It was possible to swim there, but it was more troublesome. It was better to take a boat ride.
Yang Ming sat silently on the deck and looked at the homeland far away, somewhat sad. This was the second time he went abroad, but it was different from the last time. The last time, he was in the container, he couldn’t see outside. Although Yang Ming had special abilities, he didn’t look deliberately.
This time it was different; this time, he watched as he sat on the ship and left, so Yang Ming was somewhat uncomfortable.
“Brother, your first time going abroad?” Seeing Yang Ming being so silent, Fatty Li smiled and asked.
Yang Ming shook his head and said, “The first time sitting on a boat and leaving openly.”
“Hehe, it’ll be fine after it becomes a habit. Actually, it’s nothing. When I was young, I was running the boat. I went back and forth a few times a day. I am used to it.” Fatty Li smiled and said, “Moreover, Vietnam was ours before the Song Dynasty. There is nothing special about it. When you go there, you will know. It is the same as it was, the scenery of villages.”
Yang Ming smiled. Fatty Li was quite funny. Yang Ming was also secretly paying attention. If Fatty Li was really good, then he didn’t mind keeping in contact. After all, this was the contact that Fang Tian gave him. He had to continue to develop the connection on his own.
Unconsciously, the ship docked. Yang Ming also breathed a sigh of relief. Seeing that Fatty Li was talking and laughing, Yang Ming’s heart was still not at peace. After all, this was the first time he used this way of illegal immigration, but Fatty Li was apparently used to it. It seemed to be as simple as eating a meal for him.
On the shore, Fatty Li drove the car off the ship. When they were on the ship, Old Keng had replaced the license plate with a local Vietnamese military plate. Vietnam was poor, and there were fewer families with cars, especially this kind of mid to high-end vehicle like the Toyota 4500. But placing a military license plate would not make it so eye-catching. After all, in each country’s army, the Toyota Land Cruiser series of cars made up a large proportion.
“Is the license plate real?” Yang Ming asked, casually.
“The license plate is real; there is just no procedure.” Fatty Li smiled and said, “Coming here by contacts and doing things here are much simpler than on your side. As long as you have money, this place will become your paradise!”
Yang Ming didn’t know much about the local customs here, but he had seen similar comments on the Internet, saying that Vietnam was a paradise for rich people. Here, if you have money, you can have everything.
But Yang Ming was just here for transit. He had no time to look into the food, drinks, and entertainment here.
Fatty Li turned around and spoke a few words in Vietnamese to Old Keng. At first, Old Keng refused and shook his head. But later, Fatty Li said something, then Old Keng nodded and agreed. However, he stuffed something to Fatty Li.
After Fatty Li and Old Keng finished speaking, he jumped off the off-road vehicle and let Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan get in the car.
“I had him stay here. He doesn’t need to follow us, but he was not willing. He insisted on following.” Fatty Li said after he got in the car, “I ordered him in the name of the boss, and only then did he give up.”
Yang Ming didn’t expect Fatty Li to explain his conversation with Old Keng just now to him. He was suddenly surprised, but he immediately understood that he was just having a heart-to-heart and wanted to win Yang Ming’s favor.
“This is very loyal; not bad.” Yang Ming nodded and said, sincerely. It could be seen that Old Keng was the kind of person who was not good at words but was extremely capable and also brave.
“Yeah, otherwise, I wouldn’t let him follow me for so many years.” Fatty Li smiled, “After all, he is a Vietnamese. If not, I wouldn’t trust him completely.”
The car was driving on the muddy road in Vietnam. Yang Ming didn’t know where they were. He had never been to Vietnam, and he was not familiar with the environment. He could only try his best to remember the route as he passed.
Although Fatty Li seemed to be trustworthy, Yang Ming’s career made him always careful and cautious.
A faint sound of a firecracker explosion sounded in the jungle. However, Yang Ming had a shocked expression. Because he knew that this was not the sound of firecrackers at all, but the sound of gunshots!
While training in Europe, Yang Ming was deliberately trained in similar situations, listening to the sounds of various weapons in an empty room to distinguish which weapons the enemy used.
Therefore, whether it was gunshots or firecrackers, Yang Ming could distinguish them directly. Although the gunshot was not very clear, and Yang Ming couldn’t accurately tell what weapon was used, it should be some kind of long-caliber rifle.
These were two different sounds. Yang Ming looked at Wang Xiaoyan quietly and saw her frowning. Yang Ming was sure that Wang Xiaoyan also heard it.
The two looked at each other, and everything was in the air.
“Is it very chaotic here?” Yang Ming glanced at Fatty Li, who was unaware of it and asked.
“It should be okay? This area is actually not as chaotic as you think.” Fatty Li said inexplicably.
“Are the firearms very chaotic?” Yang Ming asked.
“This is true. Some veterans have guns in their hands.” Fatty Li nodded and replied.
“The sound just now was from gunshots.” Yang Ming said faintly.
“Oh? Really?” Fatty Li was shocked and immediately warned, “This area is my territory; no one will play with guns.”
Seeing Fatty Li’s nervousness, Yang Ming had some helplessness. “I also heard it faintly; maybe it was from a very distant place.”
Fatty Li nodded. Although he didn’t say anything, Yang Ming could feel it. He obviously raised his vigilance and didn’t joke and laugh like before.
These people were living in danger every day. Although they looked very carefree in the eyes of outsiders, Fatty Li understood that his enemies were many.
It was another crisp sound. However, this time, the sound was very close, and the bullet seemed to be shot not far away.
This time, without Yang Min saying anything, Fatty Li also heard it. Fatty Li’s face suddenly showed a vigilant look. He stopped the car, and his hand reached for his waist. Yang Ming saw it before. It was a Vietnamese pistol. It was given to him by Old Keng when he left.
“Bang, bang…” Two more gunshots sounded consecutively. It seemed that the bullets hit the side of the car!
“Lay low!” Yang Ming pressed Fatty Li’s head down and let him lie in the driver’s seat. Wang Xiaoyan, without Yang Ming’s reminder, had already laid down.
“Bang!” Another shot was fired. The bullet hit the front windshield of the Toyota. Although there was no penetration, there was a trace of breaking on the windshield.
“Bulletproof glass? It’s quite strong.” Yang Ming smiled.
Fatty Li saw that Yang Ming still had the mood to laugh, and he was impressed, but Fatty Li couldn’t smile himself! Fatty Li did not expect that today, someone would ambush him.
“Bulletproof, but I don’t know if it can hold in a while…” Apparently, Fatty Li had no confidence in the bulletproof glass.
“Did you encounter an enemy?” Yang Ming asked faintly.
“Maybe… Motherf*cker, I remember. It must be that Hei Lao San guy!” Fatty Li nodded and growled.
Although Yang Ming didn’t know who Hei Lao San was, he thought that he must be similar to Fatty Li, perhaps his peer. Wasn’t there a saying, peers in the same industry are foes?
While talking to Fatty Li, Yang Ming was still vigilantly paying attention to the movement outside the car until he saw a shadow approaching and said, “Give me the gun.”
“Ah?” Fatty Li was surprised, hesitated for a moment, but still handed the gun to Yang Ming. At this moment, he became determined. All of this was due to his trust in Fang Tian.
Today’s situation was peculiar, but after he picked up Yang Ming, they were attacked. Although Fatty Li understood that this thing should not be related to Yang Ming, it was inevitable that there was no doubt!
Therefore, at this moment, when Yang Ming asked him for the gun, he had to take a great risk. But he remembered that his life was saved by Fang Tian. If it weren’t for Fang Tian, he would’ve died here twenty years ago. Fatty Li didn’t care.
If Yang Ming really wanted to kill him, it should be Fang Tian’s intention. If worst comes to worst, he would just return his life. Therefore, Fatty Li gave the gun to Yang Ming so generously.
Yang Ming also saw Fatty Li’s hesitation. How could Yang Ming not understand his thoughts? But at this time, Yang Ming wouldn’t say anything more. Yang Ming took the pistol and gently held it in his hand. His other hand was touching the door handle of the car.
Fatty Li looked at Yang Ming in a puzzled way. He didn’t know what Yang Ming wanted to do. After Yang Ming took the pistol, he didn’t take any action, but Fatty Li didn’t ask about it. He could only stand there and be anxious.
Suddenly, Yang Ming moved. He slammed the door open, he swung his hand outside and fired a shot, then quickly closed the door. It was all done at lightning speed. The whole process took no more than two seconds.
It was not until Yang Ming closed the door that there was a scream outside the car.
Fatty Li was shocked! One is killed just like this? Isn’t it too fast? He wanted to say something but saw Yang Ming still quietly squatting there, so Fatty Li swallowed his words.
“Let’s go. He is alone in the area, and he’s already dead. Let’s leave.” After a while, Yang Ming sat up and spoke.