Chapter 567: A Conflicted Xia Xue
“Things have already reached this stage. We can’t act sloppy anymore. If we don’t take action now, then once she finds out something, that’s the end of us!” replied Huang Youcai.
“How about we hold her captive first? As for killing her, let’s see later on… After all, this isn’t a trivial matter. She isn’t the same as Su Dazhi!” Wang Xifan muttered irresolutely.
“Alright, let’s capture her first.” Huang Youcai said, “In any case, she is now suspended. Even if she disappeared for a while, others would only think that she went to relax. It won’t raise suspicion.”
“Alright, you need to handle this carefully. Don’t expose your identity.” Wang Xifan instructed. “If we’re fine in the end, let her go. So, don’t show your face in handling the task.”
“I understand. Rest assured, President Wang!” Huang Youcai nodded.
The prescription that soaked the hands and feet wasn’t found in Fang Tian’s residence. But unexpectedly, there was a similar prescription in the medical skills transferred by Lan Ling.
As for the effect, Yang Ming wasn’t clear. But, Lan Ling wouldn’t lie to him. Most probably, it wouldn’t be that bad. Therefore, Yang Ming followed the ingredients needed for the prescription as he grabbed two hundred and thirty-four sets of that prescription from the nearby pharmacy. It was just enough for thirty-nine people to use for six days. According to the prescription, it was a course of treatment.
After six days, he had to change to another prescription which was similar to Yang Ming’s situation.
Yang Ming sent the Chinese medicine to Li Qiang and his group. He told them the method to apply it. He also checked the progress of everyone along the way. Their foundations were great with splendid physical fitness. So, it wasn’t too hard for them to practice what Yang Ming had taught them.
Overall, Yang Ming was satisfied with everyone’s performance.
Besides instructing Li Qiang to pay close attention to everyone’s training, Yang Ming corrected some of their irregular movements. The assassin style had no stylish moves in it. No matter how stylish it seemed, if it wasn’t fatal, it would be bullsh*t.
What surprised Yang Ming was that Wu Ming’s mouth was still very tight. He didn’t say anything as he clenched his teeth every day. Besides eating and sleeping, he quietly stayed put. He seemed to live quite comfortably.
However, since he refused to say anything, Yang Ming didn’t insist. As for the others, they knew the organization behind him was called Black Widow. Yang Ming called Hou Zhenhan and Bao Sanli to look out for the organization after that day, but they had never heard of it.
It was normal since Black Widow was a relatively old assassin group. It was impossible for the rookies in the underworld such as Bao Sanli and Hou Zhenhan to have heard of it before. Only the old men like Guo Jinbiao had heard of it.
However, in this prevailing information age of the Internet, Yang Ming’s information source wasn’t limited to Bao Sanli. Yang Ming was constantly searching for the keywords “Black Widow” on the Internet.
Of course, most of Black Widow’s entry sites obviously had nothing to do with Wu Ming. For example, Black Widow is the name of a poisonous spider. And in some novels, the code name Black Widow had also appeared.
These had been filtered out by Yang Ming. Finally, in the corner of a small forum, Yang Ming found a post of someone who wanted to hire an assassin! The respondent provided a URL to find the Black Widow organization.
Yang Ming shuddered and clicked the URL. Yes, maybe this was what I was looking for!
The site was very succinct. The entire interface was black. There was an option with a question, “Sky king covers ground tiger.” There was a blank space for the visitor to enter the answer.
Yang Ming entered “The pagoda tower suppresses the river monster” and the website prompted, “The answer is wrong. Your IP has been locked by the system.”
Yang Ming refreshed the website again. He was unable to visit the website. There was a prompt, “This page cannot be displayed.” It seems that my IP has been restricted.
However, this was the reason that Yang Ming was getting more interested in this website. This website is absolutely extraordinary! In an ordinary website, even if the answer was wrong, it wouldn’t block the IP address of the visitor. The purpose of this website was probably to prevent someone from violently cracking the answer to the website.
Yang Ming disconnected and reconnected after a while. He changed to another IP address. This time, he could browse to the website. The question was still “Sky king covers ground tiger.” Yang Ming didn’t dare to fill it in randomly this time. He searched for clues on the website.
Intuitively, if such a website really belonged to an assassin group, then it was impossible to not develop new customers. If it was so tightly sealed as it was, there would be little profit with just the old customers. Who had nothing to do but think about assassinating people all day long?
However, Yang Ming wasn’t very proficient in his computer hacking skills. Even though I’m a computer science major in university and I also understand a lot of hacking knowledge from the side, after all, I’m not a professional, and just dabble in a bit of it. Having him crack this kind of difficult website was simply impossible.
Therefore, when Yang Ming felt that he didn’t have the hope of cracking it, he put the website aside. He wasn’t prepared to experiment with the answer to the question. It’s because there was no need for it at all. The chance of getting the password was like finding a needle in a haystack.
Moreover, even if Yang Ming’s ADSL dial-up Internet could change the IP, frequent attempts would inevitably lead to the attention of the people behind the scenes. It was possible to enter the website once or twice randomly. It would become suspicious under persistent cracking toward the website.
In the evening, Xia Xue still met Yang Ming at the Blue Fish Bar. From the looks of it, Xia Xue was very excited today. When Yang Ming came, Xia Xue told Yang Ming all the things she did today.
Yang Ming straightaway frowned after he heard about it. “You approached Wang Xifan? Did you just approach him directly?”
“Yeah, why?” asked Xia Xue.
“Why? If you asked him those questions, isn’t it obvious that you announced to him that you have begun to suspect them? Are you asking for trouble?” Yang Ming said with some complaints.
“So what?” Xia Xue didn’t understand.
“So what? It isn’t like you don’t know what kind of person Wang Xifan is. How did Su Dazhi disappear? I think it’s very likely that Wang Xifan had already murdered him! You went to his company today. If this guy decided to become ruthless and did something to you, what can you do? Don’t forget, Police Officer Xia Xue. You’re suspended! If you disappear at this moment, who cares about you?” Yang Ming said, in hopes that she could improve, “Can you think through it first before you do something? You might think that you’re powerful because you’re a policewoman, but in the eyes of others, you’re just a weak woman!”
” Hehe , you’re talking about this!” Xia Xue not only didn’t fear but smiled. It made Yang Ming somewhat inexplicable.
“What’s wrong with you? Is there anything funny about this?” questioned Yang Ming.
“Actually, it was intentional! I just wanted to make Wang Xifan desperate. Even a worm will turn! If they really want to do something to me, then it just means that they are guilty! Then they must have problems, otherwise, they wouldn’t feel threatened!” Xia Xue said. “I”m exposing the malefactor!”
” Oh ?” Yang Ming didn’t think that Xia Xue, seemingly insensitive girl had such a strategic side. “I see! To be honest, your plan is good, but it’s too dangerous to implement. You have handed over the guns now. How do you plan to confront them?”
“I think Wang Xifan won’t kill me so boldly, right? After all, I’m a policewoman. If he kills me, then his trouble is big!” Xia Xue replied.
“Xia Xue. Xia Xue. What do you want me to say about you?” Yang Ming shook his head helplessly. “If the person who killed Su Dazhi is Wang Xifan and even the mastermind of smuggling is also him, then do you think the crimes in his hands are still minuscule? Anyway, both paths lead to his death. It’s better for him to take the risk of killing you, and maybe he can save his life!”
” Ah !” Xia Xue obviously didn’t think of this. After listening to Yang Ming’s analysis, she couldn’t help but be dumbfounded. “You mean Wang Xifan can really kill me. I thought that Wang Xifan would bribe me with money….”
“Do you think that there’s a possibility to bribe you with your forthright attitude? Is Wang Xifan a fool?” Yang Ming rolled his eyes. “Miss, I think you’d better not get on the street these days. I don’t want you to become a corpse by the time I see you next time!”
“…” Xia Xue was dissatisfied with what Yang Ming said, but she had no words to refute him. Indeed, she was still immature. The way she thought about the problem was too simplistic. She always made things ideal. In fact, the truth wasn’t the same as she thought!
Thinking of this, Xia Xue also started to be scared. As Yang Ming said, it is dangerous for me now!