Chapter 1220: Tombstone’s Appearance
Although Wang Kejin was not the top tier assassin, it was an incredible feat for someone to approach him when he was completely unaware of it. Wang Kejin did not think that he was as bad as this.
But it was actually the fact. Someone approached Wang Kejin and even put his hand on Wang Kejin’s shoulder. Only then did Wang Kejin react.
He did not know if it was because of his troubles or the bad mood at the moment he left Wang Xiaoyan’s house which resulted in him being careless. Or perhaps the person who approached was too strong. However, they were not important anymore. In the case of not knowing whether the person was ally or enemy, Wang Kejin could only concentrate fully to embrace it.
“Don’t be nervous, little boy.” There was a familiar hoarse voice in Wang Kejin’s ear.
Wang Kejin was shocked and quickly turned around, but saw the person he dreamed of seeing!
“Master’s junior?” Wang Kejin couldn’t believe his eyes! The person in front of him was actually Master Tombstone! He wanted to study under Master Tombstone, but he never had a chance. It was not easy to have a chance this time, but he did not complete the task. Wang Kejin wanted to give up but did not expect to meet Master Tombstone here unexpectedly.
The person here was indeed Tombstone sent by the Butterfly Family, who secretly protected Wang Xiaoyan. However, in most cases, as long as Tombstone saw Yang Ming and Wang Xiaoyan together, he would give up tracking and safeguarding. Because when Yang Ming was there, Wang Xiaoyan would not be in danger. For a person who Yang Ming couldn’t cope with, Tombstone’s presence would be futile.
Therefore, Tombstone only secretly protected Wang Xiaoyan when Yang Ming did not accompany Wang Xiaoyan. Today, Wang Kejin and Wang Xiaoyan were fighting, and Tombstone witnessed it from far away.
Tombstone smiled a little and nodded, “Wang Kejin, right? The third generation of the family’s finest assassins!”
“Master’s Junior, you know my name?” Wang Kejin saw that Tombstone could call his name. He was very excited, and the tone of his voice changed a little.
“I naturally know your name. Your instructor has recommended you to me, asking me to teach you alone!” Tombstone said with a smile.
“Really!” Wang Kejin looked incredibly at his Master’s Junior at that moment. However, after only a little excitement, he had a frustrated expression. “Master’s Junior, I failed… my mission…”
“Failure? You lost at the hands of the Miss. Do you think it is a failure?” Tombstone waved his hand.”The Miss has received rigorous training since she was a child. Although she is not so professional like us, she is in contact with the most sophisticated Kung Fu.”
Wang Kejin was shocked. Although he was already convinced in his consciousness that the person he just saw was Wang Xiaoyan, the Miss of the Butterfly Family, after listening to Tombstone, he felt more certain deep down in his heart.
“But… The Miss’ boyfriend asked me to give up another mission in Song Jiang…” Wang Kejin hesitated and spoke. Since Tombstone was not an outsider, Wang Kejin did not need to hide anything.
“Another mission? What mission?” The current duty of Tombstone was to protect the safety of Wang Xiaoyan and report on her situation to the family patriarch.
“It’s the assassination of the two gang leaders here.” Wang Kejin said truthfully, “However, the two heads of the gang should be in good terms with the Miss’ boyfriend, Yang Ming.”
“Oh?” After listening to Wang Kejin’s words, Tombstone asked, “Are the assassination targets called Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli?”
“Master’s Junior, do you know them?” Wang Kejin was stunned. He didn’t expect Tombstone to know the names of these two people.
Tombstone shook his head and said, “I’m not familiar with these two people, but I know of them. Their relationship with Yang Ming is really good. Just abort the mission.”
“Ah…” Wang Kejin didn’t expect the Master’s Junior, Tombstone, to let him abort the mission! However, Tombstone’s words were obviously more powerful. Although Wang Xiaoyan was also a family member, she was now still a Miss only. She was not involved in the family’s assassin business, but Tombstone was different. Tombstone was one of the governors of the Butterfly Assassin Group. Tombstone’s words also represented the organization’s orders!
“Don’t worry. Even without these two missions, I will still let you follow me.” Tombstone patted Wang Kejin’s shoulder and smiled as if he had seen through Wang Kejin’s thoughts.
Wang Kejin didn’t expect that Tombstone would directly promise to accept him as a disciple, and he was overjoyed! He wanted to complete these two tasks to go under Master’s Junior, Tombstone. Now that he realized his dream, Wang Kejin would no longer be entangled in the success or failure of the mission.
Initially, Wang Kejin was still worried about being unable to complete these two missions. Now with the personal assurance of Master’s Junior, Tombstone, Wang Kejin had restored his mood in visiting Song Jiang.
“Thank you, Master’s Junior!” Wang Kejin quickly thanked him.
“There’s no need to thank me!” Tombstone waved his hand. “We are on the same side. If you were not good, I wouldn’t teach you anything. I can let you follow me because it is the result of your own efforts.”
Wang Kejin also understood that if he did not work hard, then it was futile no matter what. However, he was still very grateful to Tombstone at that moment.
“Well, I will report this matter to the patriarch. You don’t have to go back, so follow me in Song Jiang. I have the mission of protecting the Miss here. I can’t go back for a while!” said Tombstone.
“That’s great!” Wang Kejin was overjoyed after listening to Tombstone. He immediately nodded and agreed. As long as he could follow the Master’s Junior, Tombstone, no matter where he was, Wang Kejin naturally would not mind it.
“My mission is to protect the Miss secretly, so the Miss does not know about my presence. Therefore, don’t reveal it with the Miss about encountering me.” Tombstone instructed, “You should know the stakes in this matter.”
“Yes. Master’s Junior, I understand!” Wang Kejin answered quickly.
Tombstone nodded and said to Wang Kejin, “Let’s go; I will take you to my place!”
Wang Kejin and Tombstone disappeared into the night. On the other hand, Yang Ming in Wang Xiaoyan’s villa frowned.
Yang Ming had long noticed Tombstone’s presence and even fought with him, but since Tombstone was there to protect Wang Xiaoyan’s safety, Yang Ming did not bother with him again, letting him track Wang Xiaoyan.
However, recently, as long as he was with Wang Xiaoyan, Tombstone would avoid them. Hence, Yang Ming had no more reason to find trouble with Tombstone. Now, he saw the scene where Wang Kejin and Tombstone met. Yang Ming also heard him saying that he came to protect Wang Xiaoyan in secret. With that, Yang Ming’s and Wang Xiaoyan’s every move must have been passed to Wang Xiaoyan’s father’s ear.
Then, why didn’t Wang Xiaoyan’s father take any action? Logically, Wang Xiaoyan had a marriage arrangement. A big family like hers would definitely pay attention to checking up on her private life. Now Wang Xiaoyan was still a student, and yet she lived with Yang Ming every day. If Wang Xiaoyan’s father knew, logically, he should do something to manage the situation rather than be so ignorant, right?
Therefore, Yang Ming felt a bit puzzled. In the end, on whose side was Tombstone standing? Was he helping Wang Xiaoyan to hide from her father, or were all of Wang Xiaoyan’s matters reported?
However, just from Tombstone’s few words, he seemed to protect Yang Ming’s side. He advised Wang Kejin to cancel the assassination of Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli. It was entirely out of consideration of Yang Ming’s position. Otherwise, would Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli be closely connected to Tombstone?
With Tombstone mediating the matter, Wang Kejin this time would completely give up the plan to assassinate Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli. Otherwise, Yang Ming was really not assured! The reason why Yang Ming observed Wang Kejin’s movements when he left with the special ability was to see where he was going after leaving Wang Xiaoyan’s home, and whether he still wanted to assassinate Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli.
With that, Yang Ming did not need to continue the observation. Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli could be considered to be safe.
However, Yang Ming still couldn’t settle down! This matter is bizarre. Someone hired an assassin to kill Wang Xiaoyan and me while assassinating Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli altogether!
Although the relationship between me, Hou Zhenhan, and Bao Sanli is not open, with only a few people knowing about it, I do have a deep connection between them! Now, someone wanted to kill Wang Xiaoyan and me, but at the same time, also kill Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli!
Is the person issuing these two missions the same person or two separate people? Is this all a coincidence, or is it a carefully planned conspiracy?
This was not a big deal. The strangest thing was that the client actually hired an assassin in Wang Xiaoyan’s family to kill Wang Xiaoyan! This was simply too funny and unexpected!
In this case, there was only one possibility left. That would be the client of the mission did not know Wang Xiaoyan’s background, nor did the client know the relationship between her and the assassin group.
Moreover, the most important thing was that the assassination information Wang Kejin received only mentioned that she was Yang Ming’s girlfriend. There was no other detailed information; even the name was omitted. In other words, the client’s goal should be Yang Ming rather than Wang Xiaoyan. Wang Xiaoyan was just a foil.
Even if Yang Ming were not sitting next to Wang Xiaoyan, but Chen Mengyan, Lin Zhiyun, Zhou Jiajia, Xiao Qing, Sun Jie, or even Zhao Ying, probably as long as a girl behaved intimately with Yang Ming, she would become Wang Kejin’s target!
Well, it seemed that this conspiracy should not be prepared by the mysterious boss. The mysterious boss was obviously also targeting Wang Xiaoyan. The staged Macau and the assassination in Wang Xiaoyan’s villa showed that he had a good grasp of Wang Xiaoyan’s information. At least, he would know her name!
With that, it seemed that the person issuing the mission this time should be someone else! However, Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli were dragged into the situation too! What the hell is going on here?
Thinking of this, Yang Ming picked up the phone. Although it was already late, as Yang Ming couldn’t figure it out, he couldn’t sleep.
“Hello? Bao Sanli? This us Yang Ming!” Yang Ming dialed Bao Sanli’s phone.
“Brother Yang? Is there anything the matter?” Bao Sanli and Yang Ming just left each other just a while ago. He sent a car to Yang Ming and just returned to the Nightless Club.
“Baozi, I just encountered an assassin,” said Yang Ming.
“Assassin? Brother Yang, are you all right?” Bao Sanli was shocked after listening. “Brother Yang, is the assassin targeting your death?”
“En.” Yang Ming nodded. “But Yanyan knew the assassin, so he aborted his mission. However, according to him, his next mission was to assassinate you and Hou Zhenhan!”
“What!?” Bao Sanli was even more surprised than when he heard Yang Ming encountered an assassin. Now that he heard Yang Ming say that the assassin was going to kill him and Hou Zhenhan, he was shocked!
“Yes, but this mission was also aborted. For the time being, you and Big Hou will not be in danger.” Yang Ming said, “However, what I don’t understand is why someone wanted to hire an assassin to kill you. Have you recently offended someone?”
“Who would we have offended?” Bao Sanli was dumbfounded. “Brother Yang, you know that we’ve already turned into a legitimate business right now. We don’t get involved in the underworld’s trading anymore. How can we offend someone?”
“That’s odd. Since there is no hatred, why would anyone target you and Big Hou?” Yang Ming listened to Bao Sanli deny it and became more doubtful.
“Did the assassin not say who hired him?” Bao Sanli did not understand the rules of the assassin industry, so he asked directly.
“The assassin’s mission is anonymously posted through the mission platform!” Yang Ming smiled bitterly. “If I knew the person issuing the mission, I wouldn’t have to work as hard as I am right now!”
“So, that is the case!” Bao Sanli said with some embarrassment, “Could it be that after I unified the underworld of Song Jiang with Big Hou and made it into a legitimate business, some people are displeased with it?”
“That is also possible!” Yang Ming agreed with Bao Sanli’s words and nodded. “You may not feel anything, but what about your men? Maybe some people are looking forward to the rogue kind of life, and intend to get rid of you. After that, they will take the opportunity to climb the ladder!”
“I understand, Brother Yang. I will start investigating the internal and external departments tomorrow. I will definitely get something out of this. Otherwise, the concern of a thief is more dreadful than his action. If I don’t find this person, Big Hou and I can forget about living a safe life!” said Bao Sanli.
“Checking it out is good.” Yang Ming suddenly remembered that time where he met Liu Cha in the elevator. His arrogant attitude left a deep impression on Yang Ming. “Especially the several higher-ups inside the group, it is best to check them altogether if something is fishy with them. For example, for the person named Liu Chan, his son is very arrogant!”
“Why? Did Liu Cha offend you?” Bao Sanli also knew Liu Chan’s son, and what Liu Cha’s attitudes were, so when he heard Yang Ming mention Liu Cha, he asked quickly.
“He did not offend me, but this kid has an ill intention on my cousin’s girlfriend. He wanted to take the opportunity to kidnap her up and do something…” Yang Ming spoke until here and sighed, “Baozi, I know that some people are old people who followed you from the past to the present, but the children of these people are too arrogant. Although you have already converted to a legitimate business, the actions of these children have seriously affected the group’s image…”
“I understand, Brother Yang! I will deal with it.” Bao Sanli was not as negligent as he used to be. Hearing Yang Ming’s words, he could grasp it immediately.
Yang Ming had long wanted to clean up the internals of the group. There was no suitable opportunity to open his mouth. After all, these were the veterans who followed Bao Sanli. Bao Sanli could not be too cruel, which would put him into a difficult spot.
However, since there was such a good opportunity this time, Yang Ming naturally said it bluntly to Bao Sanli, and it did not seem awkward.
“When you have news, contact me.” Yang Ming said, “Be careful with everything. I will start investigating on the side too, but before you get any results, you and Big Hou should not go out at random. I am afraid the client will come up with some tricks.”
“Okay, Brother Yang!” Bao Sanli quickly promised.
Wang Xiaoyan had gone upstairs to bathe. After a few days of travel, she had dust all over her face. Wang Xiaoyan loved to be clean, so when she returned home, she went straight to the bathroom. Yang Ming waited for Wang Xiaoyan to bathe first before him. So, during his free time, he just thought about the matter where Wang Kejin came to assassinate here.
Tian Long’s main target was Yang Ming, not Sun Hongjun and Sun Jie. Once the Sun Family’s business in Donghai was transferred to Tian Long’s name, Sun Hongjun and Sun Jie would not pose any threat to him!
On paper, Sun Hongjun seemed to be very powerful in Donghai, but this power was, in fact, in the hands of Tian Long! Whether it was the gang or the group, all of them were infiltrated by Tian Long’s men!
In other words, as long as Tian Long had taken control of the power, Sun Hongjun would not be able to stir up anything.
After his failure in lobbying Tian Donghua to lure Yang Ming, Tian Long could only make another plan. However, he quickly came up with another alternative, and that was to let Sun Jie call Yang Ming!
He naturally could not force Sun Jie to call. With Sun Jie’s character, she would not be obedient. Tian Long was very familiar with Miss Sun’s character. Sun Jie’s character was very strong, and she would never be manipulated.
It was a coincidence that he could trick her into it! Logically, with Sun Jie’s IQ, she would not be deceived by such a small conspiracy, but Tian Long was utilizing the relationship!
As an elder who grew up watching Sun Jie, and a person who was loyal to her father, how could Sun Jie shield herself from him?
When something happened to her father, Sun Jie subconsciously thought of the person that her father could trust. Besides Sun San, it was Tian Long! Therefore, Sun Jie was deceived by Tian Long under the condition she held no defense against Tian Long.
This was not Sun Jie’s carelessness, but if it were another person, the person would be cheated in this case!
However, this kind of trust could only be utilized once. It would not work a second time. Sun Jie would not believe what Tian Long said.