Chapter 1117: Lure the Snake out of Its Lair
For two days, neither Yang Ming nor Wang Xiaoyan thought of a suitable method that could lure General Howton because there was nothing at all that could be worthy of Howton’s attention. Even if he paid attention, he would not come out personally.
This made Yang Ming find it very difficult. After all, Howton was not an ordinary person, but the leader of an armed force. Even if it were for his own prestige, he would not go out casually on the street.
Therefore, it was not a simple matter to lure Howton out and wait for an opportunity to kill him.
However, with the comfort from Fang Tian, Yang Ming was not in a hurry. In addition to fooling around with Wang Xiaoyan in the room every day, the two people regarded this mission as a leisure trip. When they had nothing to do, they would walk around and take pictures. They really had fun.
The owner of the hotel also regarded the pair of young people as tourists who came to play. Of course, he did not expect that these two came here from Asia, but thought they were a nearby mine owner’s relatives or children.
On the afternoon of the third day, Li Qiang sneaked into Country X of Africa with a group of people. Yang Ming had already told Li Qiang the latitude and longitude of the location from the GPS, so Li Qiang could easily find this place with GPS equipment.
Yang Ming had to praise the strength of modern technology equipment. If it were before, how difficult would it be for two groups to meet in an unfamiliar country? But now it was so simple.
Li Qiang and the rest acted at night, but they did not enter the town. Instead, they stopped at a distance of two kilometers from the town and stationed themselves there. After all, Li Qiang’s group contained too many people. Walking into town would definitely attract attention.
At night, Yang Ming drove the jeep and went with Wang Xiaoyan to where Li Qiang and the others were, two kilometers away from the town.
The militarized management, the concentrated training of assassins, and the essence of China’s fighting martial arts formed Li Qiang’s powerful team.
The duty personnel patrolling outside of the camp noticed Yang Ming’s car coming and immediately reported to Li Qiang. The entire station entered a state of red alert.
However, after Li Qiang confirmed that the visitor was Yang Ming, the station lifted the alarm. Li Qiang, Liu Chao, Wang Peng, Golden Bull, and Lu Xinyang stood outside the station, waiting for the arrival of Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan.
“Brother Yang, sister-in-law!” Li Qiang and the others waited for Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan to stop the car, then they hurriedly ran over and shouted loudly. Even Golden Bull, who had been following Wang Xiaoyan all this while also addressed her differently.
At this point, the original group of Black Widow and Li Qiang’s group had been completely integrated into a new collective – the Black Butterfly Organization. Golden Bull had also become a member of Li Qiang’s circle. Naturally, he had also changed how he addressed Wang Xiaoyan.
After all, he also understood the relationship between Wang Xiaoyan and Yang Ming. Respecting Yang Ming was equivalent to respecting Wang Xiaoyan. Moreover, it seemed that Wang Xiaoyan was happier if he addressed her as sister-in-law.
Yang Ming looked at the neat and orderly camp, nodded slightly, and praised, “Not bad. I haven’t seen you for a few days; your improvements are impressive, especially Golden Bull’s. Your original men also changed their previous habits. I am pleased that they have integrated into this group.”
Yang Ming praised Golden Bull, and the face of Golden Bull naturally showed a joyful look. In fact, Golden Bull was most afraid of being excluded by Yang Ming’s men, not accepting him and his brothers, but now it seemed that his own worry was completely unnecessary.
In this organization, there was only cooperation and unity, Training together, and suffering together. No one regarded them as outsiders. Therefore, this was also an important reason why Golden Bull and the others could change their previous habits in such a short time.
“Everyone must understand that the domestic environment is not suitable for your survival, and it is not suitable for our development and growth.” Yang Ming looked at Li Qiang and the others and said, “So, if our organization wants to be based in the world, North Africa is the most suitable. There are no laws and no rules here. Everything depends on strength and fists. Whoever is powerful is the boss. I think, here, you will be able to achieve your dreams and be successful!”
Indeed, what Yang Ming said was right. Because of the domestic environment, Li Qiang and others did things and trained faint-heartedly. They did not dare to make a big move. But here was different, they had long since heard that North Africa was the land of armed forces and mercenary groups. So, after listening to Yang Ming’s words, their faces were full of excitement and anticipation.
“I won’t say anything extra. After all, the road in the future depends on you. I have already taught you how to train. Whether you can stand firm here relies on your strength!” Yang Ming said very seriously.
“Brother Yang, don’t worry. We are the strongest. We can definitely stand firmly here!” Li Qiang and others said.
“Well, regarding the problem of weapons, I will help you solve as soon as possible. During these next few days, you should familiarize yourself with the nearby environment!” Yang Ming commanded.
“Yes, Brother Yang.” Li Qiang and others said hurriedly.
Yang Ming nodded. As he was about to leave, he suddenly he saw Lu Xinyang on the side and was stunned. He touched his head, How can I forget him? It will be a waste if this available military adviser is not used!
“Lu Xinyang, you come back with me. Other people will be stationed here. If there is anything, contact me at any time with a satellite phone!” said Yang Ming.
Lu Xinyang heard Yang Ming called himself, and he quickly ran to Yang Ming’s car. Li Qiang and others also returned to the station to discuss how to realize their full potential in Country X.
“Brother Yang, were you looking for me?” Lu Xinyang asked carefully after getting in the car.
” En , there is one thing I wanted to discuss with you.” Yang Ming said while driving.
“Brother Yang, let me know if you have something. I will try my best to do it!” Lu Xinyang said hurriedly.
“The thing is like this…” Yang Ming told Lu Xinyang about his purpose and the troubles he encountered now. After all, Lu Xinyang was a person trusted by Yang Ming. Yang Ming did not need to hide from him.
They were about to become part of Yang Ming’s ambition and realization!
“Sister-in-law’s idea is excellent. Lure him out!” After listening to Yang Ming’s analysis, Lu Xinyang nodded with certainty, “This is the only way at present. Just like you said, if you want to see General Howton, it’s almost impossible. No matter what reason you use, the other party won’t easily let you meet General Howton directly. So now, to carry out the assassination plan, you can only have General Howton come out himself. There is no other way except that.”
“I also know that. Do you have any good ideas?” Yang Ming asked.
“What good plan can I have?” Lu Xinyang shrugged and smiled bitterly, “Sister-in-law has already thought of a good plan. I can only plan in detail based on her approach.”
Yang Ming was stunned but immediately understood. Lu Xinyang was being modest. He said that to show that he already had a plan. He was just afraid that Wang Xiaoyan would be embarrassed, so he deliberately said it like this.
“Well, if you have any good plans, just say it. Yanyan and I are not good at scheming and conspiring. No one is better than you!” Yang Ming said with a smile.
“It’s not a very good idea.” Lu Xinyang also smiled and said, “What identity can make General Howton come to see them personally? Of course, it is someone similar to his identity. Our advantage is that in this place, there is an armed force that is comparable to the power of General Howton, the power of General Kevin! So, here, the only person who can get General Howton to meet in person is General Kevin!”
“Go ahead!” Yang Ming did not interrupt Lu Xinyang, but he made a gesture to let him continue.
“Generally, General Howton and General Kevin have always lived in peace and harmony. Brother Yang, do you think that if there is a conflict between the two groups, what will the heads of the two armed forces, Howton and Kevin, do?” When Lu Xinyang spoke up to here, he paused then continued, “Obviously, it is unwise to go directly to war. Because in the environment of North Africa, one more friend is ten times more powerful than one more enemy! Even if it is not a friend, it’s always better than the enemy. Is that true?”
Yang Ming nodded. “You are right. In this environment, it is very unwise for the two armed forces to fight abruptly. Therefore, the most likely thing they can do is to negotiate!”
“Right, it is negotiation!” Lu Xinyang said, “As long as they negotiate, our chance will come! The two groups just had conflicts, and their trust has fallen sharply. Therefore, General Howton is unlikely to go to General Kevin’s territory for negotiations, and General Kevin will not go to General Howton’s territory for negotiations. If they want to negotiate, they can only choose a place that does not belong to each other’s territory. They will likely choose a small town for the two people to negotiate, and this would be our moment to attack!”
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan listened to Lu Xinyang’s analysis and showed their approval. This Lu Xinyang is really a rare talent. For the matter that couldn’t be solved after we have discussed for so long, Lu Xinyang straightforwardly made a plan for it. Moreover, the feasibility is very high. As for the conflict between the two groups, it will be simple. I’ve brought so many people. They can split and pretend to be General Howton’s and General Kevin’s men, respectively, to create conflict with another group. I believe that it will take a short time for the relationship to become tense.
“Very good. Lu Xinyang, this matter will be handed over to you. You go back to Li Qiang tonight to discuss with them about how to create conflict.” Yang Ming was excited and commanded.
After all, things have been solved, and Yang Ming was very happy. Finally, he could breathe a sigh of relief. Otherwise, although he did not show his worries these days and went out with Wang Xiaoyan, in fact, Yang Ming was still very anxious.
This was the first time that he did a mission with Wang Xiaoyan, and Yang Ming did not want to quit halfway. A good start is half of the success. Although Yang Ming was not superstitious, he also wanted to maintain a good mood.
After a short period of peace, a three-day armed forces conflict finally began in this border town. In these three days, Li Qiang, Liu Chao, Wang Peng, and Golden Bull were divided into four groups. They acted as troops of General Howton, General Kevin, and the administrator, Wickson, respectively. They smashed, robbed, and plundered any military vehicles that they saw. After a time, the entire town was covered with a horrible atmosphere, and people were hiding in their homes and dared not to go out. The administrative office of Wickson was also damaged; his men were hurt to varying degrees.
“What exactly does Kevin want to do? Does he want to be involved in the town’s regime?” Wickson was complaining furiously to General Howton. “The administrative office has been destroyed. I really don’t know what he is thinking. He has turned the town into a pandemonium!”
“Enough, Wickson!” General Howton waved his hand and said, “Logically, this town should belong to both of our armed forces, but General Kevin did not intervene in the town’s matters. In these years, we’ve also received a lot of military expenses from this town. If General Kevin was dissatisfied, this is also normal!”
“But there should always be a first-come, first-served fundamental, right? Then again, even if he wants a share, he doesn’t need to be like this. Isn’t it better to just talk it out directly?” Wickson still said indignantly.
” En , indeed. If he mentioned it, we can’t help but share a portion of it.” General Howton nodded.
“That’s right! I think he deserves a beating! Teach him to let him know what profound kindness is!” Wickson said in anger.
“Don’t be impulsive!” General Howton waved his hand and said, “If I go to war with General Kevin, it doesn’t help anyone! It’s always been in a non-hostile state; it’s always been peaceful. Once it becomes a fight, there would be one more enemy. If it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt. Maybe even both of us will lose, so the happiest person would be that bastard, Kars!”
” Ah !” Wickson was shocked. After listening to General Howton’s analysis, he immediately broke into a cold sweat. “I didn’t think about it. It’s true. Once there is a conflict, wouldn’t Kars get the advantage without putting in the effort?”
“That’s the way. Go ask someone to send a letter to General Kevin. I want to negotiate with him!” General Howton commanded.
At the same time, at General Kevin’s station, General Kevin and his adjutant were also urgently discussing a solution for the conflict of armed forces. It had been three days, and if it continued, things would get bigger and bigger!
“This General Howton is too horrible!” General Kevin’s adjutant said, “We have tolerated enough. We have given them the town’s regime. We just buy some necessities in the town, and never take the initiative to make trouble. However, they took the initiative to attack us! Do they want to drive us out of here? We are not someone he could afford to provoke. We are not fighting with them, but it does not mean that we will suffer in silence!”
“Shut up!” General Kevin waved his hand and sighed, “Let me think. Logically, General Howton is not the kind of person who likes to find trouble. If I fight with him, no one will have a good result.”
“Then, why did he do this?” The adjutant hurried and said.
“Maybe there are people around him who are encouraging him.” General Kevin said, “Go find someone to send General Howton a letter and say that I want to talk to him! It’s not a solution to just continue on.”
“Yes! I will inform someone to do it!” said the adjutant.
What happened at the headquarters of these two armed forces did not escape the sight of Yang Ming. While Li Qiang was stirring up trouble, Yang Ming was in the hotel room, quietly monitoring the people on both sides with his special abilities. When they made the decision to negotiate at the same time, Yang Ming suddenly breathed a sigh of relief, and a happy smile showed on his face.
The news from both sides was sent very fast. When General Howton and General Kevin received the message of the negotiations, they expressed their agreement and answered the other party’s messenger. They began a telephone conversation and scheduled a negotiation session in the morning at the teahouse in town.
Both of them tacitly chose this third-party location. This way would be beneficial to each other’s security. After all, negotiating on one person’s territory would cause worry for the other person.
However, how would they think that because of this, their safety was even less?
“Your man, called Lu Xinyang, is really amazing. Things have developed exactly as he expected. After the mission, I’ll have to reward him well!” Wang Xiaoyan said with some excitement.
“There’s no need for rewards. Too many rewards would make a person smug.” Yang Ming smiled and said, “But you can encourage him.”
“It’s also true.” Wang Xiaoyan nodded. She didn’t understand much about utilizing her own people.
For the negotiating site of the two armed forces, Yang Ming had made it clear through his special abilities. Now, he was waiting to get started.
The town, seemingly because of the agreement between the two forces, had become quiet again. In fact, it was because Yang Ming asked Li Qiang to retreat. Of course, the reason for this was only known by Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan.
Because General Howton and General Kevin rarely contacted each other, they were not familiar with each other’s people. So, they ignored the influence of this third party.
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan began to appear in the streets and became a traveling “couple.” Although the hotel owner dissuaded them not to travel recently because it was not safe, Yang Ming naturally knew what was going on.
Yang Ming went out with Wang Xiaoyan today to check out the terrain of the teahouse and see if there were any location that was good to attack from and if they could prepare in advance. It was their only chance. If they missed this opportunity, it would be not easy to lure General Howton out again.
Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan were very clear about this point, so both of them were very focused on this matter.