Chapter 211 Unexpected “Surprise”
At midnight, Hong Dingfeng walked out of his mansion and strolled out of town. Once he was out of Jiyuan Town, he quickened his pace and came to an abandoned mine and walked straight in.
He walked all the way to the deepest part of the mine and pushed open a wooden box, revealing the stairs leading down.
He took out a candle from his storage ring and lit it. Then, Hong Dingfeng walked down slowly.
When the light from the candle had completely disappeared from the tunnel, two figures walked to the side of the tunnel at the same time.
“Well done.” Jiang Beiran praised him in a low voice.
“It’s nothing impressive.” Gu Qinghuan, who was standing at the side, cupped his hands toward his big brother.
Many big cases were exposed because of the leaked details, and the Hong family was no exception.
After Gu Qinghuan had investigated the Hong family for a long time, there were a lot of things worth investigating. When he observed the members of the Hong family eating lunch, he found that they had been taught well by their families. Everyone had finished the food on their plates.
In this way, the extra buns in the kitchen seemed a little strange.
Of course, these buns could also be for servants or for other purposes, so Gu Qinghuan specially asked Qin Cuirong to go to the east kitchen to ask about it.
When he heard Qin Cuirong tell him that it had only happened a few days ago that the east kitchen had steamed a few more buns, Gu Qinghuan was almost certain that the matter that Hong Yaxuan had mentioned, which even bothered the core members of the Hong family, should be related to someone. Someone who had been locked up.
Thus, he stayed in the Hong Residence for a day. At midnight, he found out the young master of the Hong family had gone to the outskirts of town.
Perhaps he had never expected that someone would find out about him, so the young master of the Hong family was not being vigilant at all. He came to this abandoned mine without much concealment.
Having found out about this, Gu Qinghuan felt that it was about time, so he returned to report to his senior brother.
After learning about this matter, Jiang Beiran was worried that Hong Yaxuan would overreact when she found it out, so he decided not to let her participate in the subsequent operations.
Not long after, the sound of footsteps came from upstairs. Hong Dingfeng walked out of the passageway, pulled the box next to him back to cover the entrance of the passageway, and left directly.
When Hong Dingfeng was completely far away, Jiang Beiran walked out from the dark once again. He pushed open the box, and two options jumped out at the same time.
( Option 1: Let Gu Qinghuan go down and deal with this matter. Reward: Lunar Eclipse Kill (middle-tier black-grade)]
[ Option 2: Go down personally. Reward for completion: Random basic skill points + 1]
“Well, it seems like I have to do it myself.”
Cursing ‘god d*mn it’ in his heart, Jiang Beiran said to Gu Qinghuan, “You stay outside and guard. I’ll go down and take a look.”
“Yes.” Gu Qinghuan cupped his hands.
Jiang Beiran put on Suit of Blending In and walked down the stairs.
When Hong Dingfeng went down just now, Jiang Beiran had already used his mind power to sense that there were about a dozen people locked down there. In order to prevent the captives shouted when they saw him, Jiang Beiran put on Suit of Blending In.
“Good Lord. They were all locked up in single cells. They even made soundproof formations. This Hong family is really rich and generous. They even built such luxurious cells.”
The darkness could not affect Jiang Beiran’s vision, so when Jiang Beiran arrived at the prison floor, he realized that all the cells here were single cells. However, just as he turned his head to look at the people locked up here, his expression froze.
Jiang Beiran had already thought of many possibilities, but he did not expect it to be such a clown… Oh, no, a surprise was waiting for him.
In an instant, he somewhat understood why this matter had to be done by him. He would probably have to wait until he finished asking Kong Qianqian before he could find out the exact reason.
At this moment, Kong Qianqian was squatting in the cell with a look of despair on her face. Her mystic energy had been sealed, so she couldn’t exert any strength at this moment. She could only look outside, but the deep darkness made her feel so hopeless.
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“Sob, sob, sob… Sister Mu… Master… Sob, sob, sob…”
Kong Qianqian, who was sobbing softly, kept wiping away her tears.
Just when Kong Qianqian’s sobbing was about to turn into a wail, a sudden voice scared her so much that she choked.
“Who are you!? If you have the ability, come out! I will fight with you! I am… Wuwuwu!”
Kong Qianqian had just shouted when her mouth was stuffed by a steamed bun. She could only say “wuwuwu”.
“Stop making noises, it’s me.” After making sure that the system did not give any prompt, Jiang Beiran took off his crown and looked down at Kong Qianqian. “Mister… Mister!?” Kong Qianqian, who was biting the steamed bun, was stunned. Then, she hugged Jiang Beiran’s thigh and said, “Wuwuwu… Wuwuwuwu…”
Realizing that her mouth was still stuffed with the bun, Kong Qianqian lifted her head and took the bun out of her mouth. She continued to howl, “Sir, we met in a dream, right? Sir, you have to save me, Sir! Aiya!”
Halfway through her howl, Kong Qianqian covered her head and cried out in pain. Her face was full of grievance.
“Wu… why does it still hurt so much when I was beaten in a dream…”
“The pain means that you’re not dreaming. Hurry up and sit properly. I have a few questions to ask you.” After swallowing the remaining bun in her mouth, Kong Qiangian blinked her eyes and asked, “Mister… Mister, did you really come to save me?”
Ignoring Kong Qianqian’s question, Jiang Beiran said directly, “Tell me first, how did you get caught here? If you cry again, I’ll leave.”
“Oh!” Kong Qianqian understood that Jiang Beiran would really leave if she kept crying, so she quickly sat up straight and wiped her snot. She then replied, “I… I don’t know either. The day before yesterday, we were out on a quest when a group of people suddenly rushed out and intercepted us. I…” “Gu…”
At this moment, a unique sound of hunger suddenly sounded.
Looking at Kong Qianqian who was holding her stomach with both hands, Jiang Beiran asked curiously, “Are you hungry?”
“Yes…” Kong Qianqian nodded.
“Didn’t they send you bun every day?”
“I… I don’t dare to eat it. What if they drugged it? I want to find a chance to escape and save senior sister!”
Jiang Beiran almost laughed out loud when he heard that. He didn’t expect this girl, who was usually dumb, to have such thoughts at the critical moment.
Jiang Beiran took out a few pieces of pancake from his storage ring and handed it to Kong Qianqian. “Eat it. It’s not poisonous.”
“Thank you, Sir!” Kong Qianqian grabbed the pancake and wolfed it down.
“What happened after you got caught?”
Kong Qianqian answered indistinctly as she chewed on the pancake, “I didn’t even see their faces clearly because my vision go black. When I woke up, I was locked in a cellar… Sir, is there any water?”
After eating a large piece of pancake in one go, Kong Qianqian looked up at Jiang Beiran.
Jiang Beiran took out a kettle and handed it to Kong Qianqian. He then asked, “What happened after that?”
“Gulp, gulp, gulp…” After gulping down a large mouthful of water, Kong Qianqian continued, “After that, we were locked up for a few days. One day, the cellar door was suddenly opened, and several people walked in from outside.”
Jiang Beiran was about to ask Kong Qianqian to describe what those people looked like when he heard her say, “Then, my vision went black again. When I woke up, I was here.”
“Sigh… This child is really pitiful.”
After taking two more bites of the cake, Kong Qianqian suddenly remembered something and shouted, “Sir! Sister Mu! Sister Mu was also caught. Please save her.”
However, Jiang Beiran frowned and said, “Mu Yao? She’s not here.”
Before entering Kong Qianqian’s cell, Jiang Beiran also looked at the people in the other cells. Finally, he found that Kong Qianqian was the only familiar face, so he had no choice but to ask her.
“What!? Senior Mu is not here!?” Kong Qianqian cried out in surprise, and the cake in her hand fell to the ground.