Author: 长洱 / Chang’er
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Naturally, the two people who were being talked about didn’t know that they had been “criticized”.
The strong wind swept across the car, giving Wang Chao the illusion that he was about to be blown away. He sat in the front passenger seat and tightened his seatbelt in fear as he tremblingly said, “Captain, although we have police lights on and there’s a case, can’t you drive a little slower?”
Xing Conglian was holding a cigarette and of course didn’t answer his question.
Because the car windows on both sides were lowered, the strong wind blew away the smoke pretty quickly. Wang Chao stared at the cigarette butt that was quickly burning to the end and gulped as he continued, “Captain, are you afraid that dumbass Huang Ze will bully A’Chen? Don’t worry too much. He won’t dare. He’s like an ant in the palm of our hands that can be crushed at any moment!”
Xing Conglian continuously pressed out the cigarette butt to extinguish it in silence.
Seeing that his boss had just hung up the phone, it looked like he was in a bad mood. His aura was exuding “don’t mess with me”, which made Wang Chao extremely frightened. Currently, no matter how he persuaded him, Xing Conglian remained silent. The last time this happened, the extraterrestrial galaxy was destroyed…
Well, of course it wasn’t so exaggerated. Wang Chao desperately cleared the strange setting in his brain. Just when he was about to be suffocated by the wind, he finally found something more appropriate to say. “Captain, can you drive slower? I can open my laptop and show you the scene, okay?”
The traffic lights had just changed, causing Xing Conglian to slam on the brakes and stop steadily in front of the white line.
Wang Chao took a deep breath and thanked himself for his resourcefulness.
“Okay, okay. I’ll transfer the live video for you to watch, but it’ll be a little slow. After all, you won’t rent a satellite line for me to exclusively use to surf the internet!”
After he finished speaking, Xing Conglian narrowed his eyes slightly and turned to look at Wang Chao coldly.
Wang Chao quickly shut up. Taking the 75-seconds gap between the red light, he pulled up Ansheng International Mall on-site surveillance at unprecedented speed.
Perhaps it was a coincidence, but the video transmission was indeed choppy as it was stuck. After he entered the camera number where Lin Chen was standing, the picture was frozen at a strange moment.
In the blurred surveillance footage, Lin Chen was leaning against the railing, holding one hand against it, as if he were trying to retreat, while someone was in front of him, bowing his head slightly. The back of the person’s head blocked the angle of the surveillance camera, so…
So it seemed that the man was forcibly kissing Lin Chen.
The person who looked like he was kissing Lin Chen must, of course, be that dumbass Huang Ze!
Fuck Huang Ze. You fucking dare!
Wang Chao was petrified. Although he knew there must be something wrong, his young heart was severely traumatized. What the hell is he doing leaning over and bowing his head so close?!
He slammed shut his laptop and carefully looked at the driver’s seat. He saw that his captain was staring at the road ahead. Only the index finger of his right hand was gently tapping the steering wheel, and he seemed to have calmed down, as if he hadn’t witnessed the scene just now.
“Captain, this—Inspector Huang and A’Chen definitely don’t have this kind of relationship. At first glance, it’s just a strange angle… I’ll switch to a different camera, okay?”
Hearing this, Xing Conglian wasn’t angry but instead lightly responded, “No need.”
It stood to reason that Wang Chao should breathe a sigh of relief, but, being a good dog’s legs for over a decade, he immediately realized that there was a problem with the rhythm of Xing Conglian’s tapping on the steering wheel.
Two sections, one long, two long, one short…
He silently recorded the rhythm, picked up his phone, and quickly sent the recorded content to his former colleagues: [Emergency!!! Urgent!!! Waiting online!!!]
Soon, a text message responded in seconds.
[Hey, the captain’s so angry, but the earth isn’t destroyed, and we’re all still alive. What a miracle, Xiao Wang Chao!]
Wang Chao continued to swallow his spit and took a peek at Xing Conglian’s face, feeling extremely regretful.
Huang Ze took half a step backward. He felt he had nothing left to say to Lin Chen. When he looked at Lin Chen’s slightly raised head and stared at his face, for a moment, he wanted to lean over again.
However, reality didn’t allow him to do so. After all, he should hate Lin Chen, and Lin Chen should also hate him.
Ego was such a strange thing.
Huang Ze turned around without looking back. He walked slowly downstairs without even remembering how he got there. The pain in his back had already lost its feeling. Suddenly, he felt someone pulling hard on him, trying to say something.
He lowered his eyes and saw a fat face.
It was the general manager of Ansheng International, also surnamed Huang, one of his uncles.
Huang Ze pulled back his cuffs angrily. Although he didn’t know why he was angry, in fact, if it weren’t for this uncle who had called his father specifically, of course it wouldn’t be him who would be at the scene today; the person who was pushed down and trampled over wouldn’t be him; and the person whose life was saved by Lin Chen and Xing Conglian wouldn’t be him.
“Is there anything else?” he asked.
“Young Master Huang, look at what happened today. The police had blocked the scene and our shopping mall’s grand opening…”
Although his uncle spoke intermittently, Huang Ze roughly understood the meaning of his words.
There was such a big accident at the opening ceremony. Li Jingtian’s condition was unknown. No matter what shopping mall it was, this kind of event would be viewed as extremely unlucky and would make it extremely difficult for Ansheng International Mall to recover from.
But what the mall was most afraid of wasn’t the anger of fans, but the determination of responsibility when the police did their investigation.
The Hongjing police had sealed off the scene. If the mall was found to have any faults during the investigation, the results would be exposed online, and the mall’s fate would be sealed. It would close down as major brands began to withdraw.
Therefore, for the current plan, he hoped that the investigation party would be lenient…
“What do you want?” Huang Ze knew very well what his uncle wanted, but he still wanted him to say it.
He saw that his uncle was sweating profusely, and the bruises on his face were almost twisted into a ball. He finally couldn’t hold back anymore and plucked up the courage to say, “Young Master Huang, the police force still needs you… Can you please greet them a little.”
Greeting naturally wasn’t a big issue. Huang Ze felt that his principles weren’t so strong, but before his eyes, Xing Conglian’s annoying face suddenly appeared, and he frowned.
Xing Conglian came faster than he expected. Before he had time to answer or make excuses, the man’s calm and indifferent voice sounded behind him.
It was so calm and indifferent to the point it made him want to vomit.
“Why is the person responsible for the accident still at the scene?” Xing Conglian asked.
Huang Ze turned around and saw Xing Conglian coming from a distance.
He didn’t walk quickly or slowly. His little sidekick was trotting behind him, holding a laptop. He was followed by two other police officers, looking mighty and majestic.
And the question he asked was, of course, to the two officers beside him.
Hearing this, one of them glanced at Xing Conglian, and the other at Huang Ze’s uncle, who was looking at them with fear.
But Xing Conglian was more than arrogant.
“Do you still need me to teach you how to follow procedures?”
Seeing no reaction from his subordinates, Xing Conglian added another sentence indifferently and finally walked in front of Huang Ze.
Huang Ze stood straight. His gaze fell on Xing Conglian’s police rank. Naturally, he was waiting for Xing Conglian to salute him.
However, Xing Conglian was different from usual.
Although Xing Conglian despised him to the bone, he would still be humble and polite on the surface, but now he didn’t even see such courtesy.
When Xing Conglian was about an arm’s length away from him, Huang Ze saw him take out a cigarette with one hand and light it in front of him. Not only did Xing Conglian not salute him, but he also dared smoke right in front of him, as if he didn’t exist at all.
Smelling the choking tobacco smell, Huang Ze wanted to laugh.
He originally thought that Xing Conglian was quite aware, but he didn’t expect that in order to express his disdain for him, Xing Conglian would make such a mistake. He couldn’t help but sneer, “Captain Xing, police officers shouldn’t smoke while performing official duties. I’m afraid it’ll have a bad influence, no?”
“Who are you, and what qualification do you have to talk to me like that?” Xing Conglian replied as he continued to smoke his cigarette.
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