Chapter 250: Seven Sins
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
The two of them parted on unfriendly terms.
The next afternoon after school, Nan Yan received a message from Shen
Junqing. He invited her to have skewers and then go to the casino together.
Having skewers wasn’t a big deal, but what intrigued Nan Yan was the idea of going to the casino.
She glanced at her side at Qin Lu and began, “Brother, I have something to do today, can I…”
Before she could finish her sentence, Qin Lu interrupted, “Strelar’s mouth has already been pried open, but he wants to see you, otherwise, he won’t spill the beans.”
Nan Yan said, “Then I’ll go see him.”
She replied to Shen Junqing’s message, “Tomorrow, I have something to do today.”
Shen Junqing responded,
Shen Junqing was highly suspicious that Qin Lu deliberately prevented Nan Yan from coming.
Shen Junqing gritted his teeth, his face full of anger.
“What a jerk!”
He acted like Nan Yan’s boyfriend and even controlled her personal freedom?
Shen Junqing replied with frustration, “Sis, let me tell you, it’s not like how I told you. Nowadays, it’s the girlfriends who control their boyfriends, not the other way around. You need to be more assertive, don’t let him control you so tightly!”
Nan Yan responded, “…”
She had no idea what Shen Junqing had imagined this time.
The car was about to arrive at the Lantis Hotel, so she decided to put her phone away.
The Lantis Hotel had an underground section.
Strelar had been brought back and was locked in there, undergoing interrogation by several of Qin Lu’s undercover agents.
Yesterday, they had also brought back Shen Wu, and he happened to be in the adjacent underground cell.
Given the limited conditions here, as it wasn’t the capital city, they had to make do with what they had. Otherwise, with all the professional equipment available, it wouldn’t have taken so much time.
The underground area was dimly lit, and Qin Lu naturally held Nan Yan’s hand.
Nan Yan silently observed their intertwined hands. She actually wanted to tell him that she wasn’t afraid of the dark, but seeing how proper Qin Lu was behaving and that there were no other inappropriate actions, she decided to let it be.
There were guards at the entrance of the underground area, and when they saw the two approaching, they immediately bowed:
“Master, Miss Nan!” Qin Lu nodded and said calmly, “Open the door.”
The tightly sealed iron door of the underground chamber was opened.
A strong scent of blood rushed out.
Nan Yan wrinkled her nose in discomfort.
Then she relaxed and followed Qin Lu inside with an expressionless face.
Strelar was in a rather pitiful state at the moment.
It was clear that he had endured some torture.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have loosened his tongue and intended to reveal his identity.
Strelar struggled to raise his head, squinting at the two people standing in front of him, and gritted his teeth as he said, “You can’t keep me here for too long. They’ll notice I’m missing, and they’ll trace it back to you soon.”
This time, he had been overly reckless.
He had taken a big risk by not checking in for a while, and it had backfired on him.
However, even so, he didn’t believe that these two Chinese individuals had the capability to go against their organization.
He had a special communication device on him.
But because he didn’t want the people in the organization to see him in such a miserable state, not only did he fail to obtain the Ginseng, but he was also left in such a sorry state, so he had not contacted them.
“Now, release me, and I might spare your subordinates and not hold you responsible,” Strelar said.
Qin Lu stood tall and imposing, his eyes cold and emotionless, like an emperor presiding over his domain. “You can try, see if they can rescue you.”
Under Qin Lu’s intimidation, Strelar’s nerves were on edge, and he felt a chill down his spine.
Had he been in seclusion for too long?
How could he not recognize who Qin Lu was?
Back at the auction, he had heard those people complimenting him, and it seemed like he held a significant position.
Strelar felt extremely aggrieved.
In order to extricate himself from this situation, he had no choice but to yield.
“Between us, there is no real enmity. This time, it’s my fault. However, that Ginseng is really important to me.”
“I am an alchemist. That Ginseng is in my hands, it can unleash its maximum potential.
At the time, I resorted to using hypnosis to make the young lady hand over the Ginseng to me because I couldn’t outbid you.”
He hadn’t expected that Nan Yan’s mental strength would be so formidable. Not only did she break free from his hypnosis, but she also caused him severe backlash.
If not for his mental strength being too depleted, he wouldn’t have been trapped here for so long.
A trace of malice crossed Strelar’s eyes. Once he broke free and regained his mental strength, he would repay the humiliation he suffered multiple times over.
He thought this to himself, but on the surface, he appeared sincere. “I am willing to apologize, compensate, and offer free alchemy services in exchange for my freedom. What do you say?”
However, Nan Yan’s focus was on what he mentioned as an ‘alchemist’.
If traditional Chinese medicine was a medical system that had been passed down from ancient times in China.
Then, alchemists were a special group that had been passed down from ancient times in the Western world.
They could also be considered doctors, capable of treating and saving lives.
But what they were truly skilled at was refining various medicinal herbs.
They mix various ingredients in different proportions, add auxiliary materials, and turn them into beneficial medicines for treating illnesses or deadly poisons.
In a way, this is similar to traditional Chinese medicine, but traditional Chinese medicine and alchemy are not the same thing.
Traditional Chinese medicine is much broader and more profound. Nan Yan raised an eyebrow and said lightly, “I thought you were a poisoner.” Strelar’s face looked somewhat embarrassed. In the eyes of alchemists, poisoners were considered to be several levels below them. Being recognized as a poisoner was an insult to him.
However, even if he was displeased, he didn’t dare to show it for the time being.
After thinking for a moment, Nan Yan spoke indifferently, “If you reveal the name of your organization, I will let you go.”
Strelar’s gaze darkened slightly. “I don’t know if you’ve heard of the ‘Seven Sins.”
Nan Yan looked at Qin Lu.
She had never heard of this organization before.
Qin Lu furrowed his brows slightly and said, “I’m not very familiar with it.”
He had some knowledge of the major Western powers and organizations. However, the “Seven Sins” was indeed unfamiliar to him.
Seeing their reactions, Strelar’s lips curled into a mocking smile for a moment, but he quickly suppressed it.
He spoke with some urgency, “I’ve already told you everything. Shouldn’t you release me now?”
Nan Yan asked Qin Lu, “Brother, can we release him?”
Qin Lu replied calmly, “If you want to release him, then go ahead, little sister. I’ll follow your decision.”
Nan Yan nodded and said, “Let’s release him. Otherwise, rumors of me being untrustworthy will spread, and in the future, no one will have any faith in me.
It will be difficult to gather intelligence if we encounter such situations again.”
Nan Yan looked at Strelar and said considerately, “Your injuries seem quite severe. Since this was all a misunderstanding, we’ll take you for medical treatment first to address your wounds. After your injuries have been treated, you can decide whether you want to stay or leave.”
Strelar expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you very much..”