Chapter 349 Pleasant To The Eye But Useless
“That’s right. We want to go to Area 13,” Qin Haodong said. His English was very good, so he had no problem communicating normally.
“Oh my god! Why do you guys want to go to that damn place?”
Despite saying that, the black driver had already started the car and left the airport, heading for the highway.
Hu Xiaoxian asked, “Is there something wrong with Area 13?”
The black driver said, “The security in that place is terrible. I can only drive you to the outskirts. I wouldn’t dare go inside, or my car might be damaged. It will definitely be smashed by those out-of-control fellows.
A pretty woman like you shouldn’t go there either. If you don’t have a bodyguard, then I can guarantee that you will be kidnapped in five seconds.”
Hu Xiaoxian pointed at Qin Haodong and said with a smile, “He’s my bodyguard.”
The black driver glanced at Qin Haodong’s thin, weak body and said, “No, no. He won’t do. You don’t know how fit and violent those fellows are. Bodyguards like him can’t protect you. Instead, he will be taken away by people with special interests.”
Hu Xiaoxian laughed when she heard the black driver’s words.
Qin Haodong said helplessly, “Isn’t this place the capital of M Country? How can security be so bad?”
The black driver said, “This place is indeed the capital of M Country. The security in other places is very good. It’s only terrible in Area 13. Although that place is considered a district, it is still tens of kilometers away from the city.
Area 13 is a restricted place for the police. As long as no one dies, the police won’t go there. Even if someone does die, the police only go to collect the body. That place is way too messy. If you want to control those fellows, then you will need to send in the army.”
He stopped for a bit before he added, “You guys are not from here, right? I don’t know who asked you to go to that place, but it’s basically suicide.
Listen to me. Don’t go to that place, or the consequences will be unimaginable.”
Realizing that the driver had a good heart, Qin Haodong said, “Actually, we don’t want to go inside Area 13. We are going to a place 20 kilometers north of it.”
Qi Waner had helped him locate this position. Davis had been active there recently, so their lair should be located there.
“Oh my god! Are you talking about the Devil’s Forest?” The driver, who acted like he had heard something terrifying, immediately stepped on the brake and told the two of them, “I can drop you guys off at the outskirts of Area 13, but I will not go to Devil’s Forest.”
Hu Xiaoxian asked in surprise, “Why? Isn’t that place just a forest? Is it scarier than Area 13?”
The black driver said, “Devil’s Forest… Do you guys know why it’s called Devil’s Forest? It’s because there’s a demon there. There’s hope of getting out alive when you go to Area 13, but not when you enter Devil’s Forest. It’s been a long time since anyone walked out of there alive.”
Qin Haodong, who was not afraid of the so-called demon, said, “It’s fine. You can drop us off at the outskirts of Area 13. We can find our own way there.”
“Are you guys crazy? Why do you want to go to that damn place? I’m telling you, that place should be avoided.”
The driver still tried to dissuade them. Qin Haodong took out a few American banknotes and said, “We already know. Take us there and these banknotes will be yours.”
“Okay then. Good luck to you two!”
Realizing that he could not dissuade them, the driver looked at them regretfully before restarting the car.
The taxi left the airport and drove down the highway towards Area 13. The driver, who was very talkative, chatted with the two of them along the way. He wanted to persuade them to change their minds by telling them all about the legends regarding Area 13 and Devil’s Forest.
Qin Haodong examined the enthusiastic driver many times but could not detect any problems.
After a while, his scalp began to tingle as a strong Spirit made him feel uneasy. He immediately yelled at Hu Xiaoxian, “Danger! Get out of the car!”
As soon as he said that, he kicked the door open and jumped out. Although Hu Xiaoxian did not know why, she also kicked open the car door and jumped out. She trusted Qin Haodong completely.
“Oh my god! My car!”
The black driver was about to go crazy. While they had been chatting happily, his car doors were suddenly kicked off. What were they doing? The car was also driving at a very fast speed. Could they survive jumping off such a fast car?
Before he could react, a loud explosion was heard and black smoke suddenly appeared on the road. The taxi was thrown up high like a weightless leaf in front of a huge air wave before turning into countless fragments.
The poor black driver was buried along with the taxi before he could figure out what was going on.
Qin Haodong and Hu Xiaoxian watched the explosion with a serious expression.
“Was the driver the problem?” Hu Xiaoxian asked.
“No, the driver wasn’t the problem. He didn’t know bombs had been planted beforehand,” Qin Haodong said, “I’m guessing we were targeted as soon as we got off the plane and bombs were planted on this road.”
Although they knew their trip to M Country would not be safe, they had not predicted that Davis would come after them so quickly. This poor driver had become a scapegoat.
“What should we do now?” Hu Xiaoxian asked.
“Find another car, of course.”
Qin Haodong looked around as he spoke. However, this place was not Huaxia. It was not very populated, so very few vehicles were passing by. Only two cars drove past, even though they waited for more than ten minutes. Both cars retreated when they saw the scene of the explosion.
Hu Xiaoxian said, “Looks like we can only walk there!”
As soon as she finished speaking, a siren was heard. Two patrol wagons came speeding from a distance. It seemed that someone had called the police.
The two police wagons stopped not too far from them. Then, four police officers jumped out of the cars, pulled out their guns, and yelled, “Don’t move! Raise your hands!”
Qin Haodong and Hu Xiaoxian cooperated and raised their hands, thinking of Uncle Ge’s classic movie line. “If the M Country police asks you not to move, then don’t move. Otherwise, they will really shoot!”
They were very cooperative. A bearded policeman walked forward and asked, “What happened here?”
Qin Haodong said, “We are tourists from Huaxia. We took a taxi here, but after driving for a while, it somehow exploded.”
The bearded policeman looked at the scene suspiciously. Apart from the fragments of the taxi, there was also some flesh and blood around. It belonged to the black driver.
“Why are you guys fine if the taxi exploded?”
“Because… Because we jumped out early!”
Qin Haodong cried out helplessly. He hadn’t predicted that M Country’s police would arrive so fast. If he had known, they would have left the scene earlier. This kind of situation was hard to explain.
The bearded policeman said cautiously, “Why did you guys jump out of the car? Is it because you knew there were bombs? How did you guys know? Are you guys cooperating with the person who planted the bombs? Did you murder the taxi driver together?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course not. We just arrived at M Country. How could we have associates? Besides, we don’t know this driver. How could we have murdered him?”
“No, you guys are really suspicious. You must come back with us for an investigation.”
The bearded policeman waved his hand right after he spoke and another policeman immediately walked towards them with handcuffs.
Hu Xiaoxian shot a questionable look at Qin Haodong, who shook his head. They had come to find Davis and save someone. If they had a conflict with the police as soon as they arrived at M Country, then things would not be easy to deal with later. They could only move one step at a time and play it by ear.
The two of them were led into the patrol wagon, which drove around the scene of the explosion and headed forward.
After half an hour, Qin Haodong sensed that something was wrong. They should have reached the city by now, but the area around them became more and more desolate. It seemed as though they were heading further and further away from the city.
“Officer, where are we going?” Qin Haodong asked.
“Don’t worry. We are nearly there!”
The bearded policeman informed him. The officer drove the patrol wagon off the road and straight to the bottom of a mountain. The car stopped in front of a forest.
“Get off, we’re here!”
The bearded policeman yelled as he opened the door and got out of the patrol wagon first.
When the two of them also got out of the car, they suddenly saw 20 to 30 gunmen in black standing in front of the woods. These people held firearms of different lengths and shapes in their hands. Like a firearm expo, the muzzles were pointed at them.
He and Hu Xiaoxian glanced at each other as they both realized that these policemen had lied. They were most likely killers sent by Davis, the same people who had planted the bombs.
However, Qin Haodong was not flustered. Instead, he glanced at the bearded policeman and said, “Officer, why did you bring us here?”
“Brat, you really are a fool. Have you not realized yet that we are not policemen?”
The bearded man laughed. He pulled off his police uniform and then said after exposing his muscles, “We all work for Davis. These bombs were planted by us. I didn’t expect you to be so lucky. Not even these bombs could kill you.”
“Where is Davis? Why didn’t he come? Did he kidnap my daughter?”
The bearded man looked at Qin Haodong. “If you want to meet my boss, then hand over the formula first. Otherwise, I will give you a taste of M Country’s advanced weapons.”
As he spoke, he pointed towards the weapons held by the gunmen. “See these guns? They are enough to beat you to a pulp.”
After speaking, he turned his head again towards Hu Xiaoxian and said with a smile, “Little lady, you don’t need to be afraid. We won’t kill you. In a moment, we will give you a taste of M Country’s macho men. We are definitely better than this small white-faced boy.”
Hu Xiaoxian said with a charming smile, “Really? You look good but useless. When the time comes, I will be disappointed.”
The bearded man had never met such a beautiful woman before. Light flashed in his eyes, as he couldn’t wait to push Hu Xiaoxian onto the ground.
He told Qin Haodong, “Do you hear? I have no time to waste with you. Quickly, hand over the formula.”
“Did Davis not tell you I’m a Chinese medicine practitioner? Today, I will show you Westerners the magic of Chinese medicine.”
Qin Haodong’s hand then shook and the handcuff fell to the ground. He flexed his wrists, snapped his fingers, and told the gunmen, “Get on the ground.”
The bearded man was stunned. He had not expected that Qin Haodong would get rid of the handcuff so easily. Just as he was about to order the others to shoot, he realized that all his men had fallen to the ground. Even their guns had been thrown aside.
Hu Xiaoxian said while laughing, “Do you see? You guys really are pleasant to the eye but useless.”
“What is going on?”
The bearded man was shocked. When he tried to grab the gun behind his back, he suddenly felt like the sky was spinning. Then, he fell to the ground.
Qin Haodong had made these people faint using Ecstasy. He grabbed the bearded man’s gun and then aimed at the aircraft that hovered in the sky.