"Huh? Wheres my tattoo?!"
Zhao Yu rolled up his sleeves and was shocked by the sight of his own two arms, which were white and unblemished. Previously, they were covered by a tattoo of two Oriental Dragons, drawn by one of the most famous tattoo artists in the area. They looked intimidating, to say the least.
But...where were they now?
Zhao Yu raised his head and found himself sitting in a brightly lit office that was split into many small cubicles.
At the moment, the office was in a state of chaos--phones ringing nonstop, documents flying around, and a flurry of office workers running through the hallway, each of them with anxiety and exasperation written all over their face.
"Alright, alright, everyone, gather around!" A middle-aged man clad in a brown jacket appeared and directed everyones attention. "Team Leader Qu Ping shall now describe to us the situation regarding Taser Rape Cases. Tonight, were moving out, so everyone listen carefully!"
Another person quickly pulled over a whiteboard which was filled with words, along with many pictures posted on it.
Upon hearing the announcement, many workers quickly crowded around the whiteboard, pulling up chairs whenever convenient before sitting and watching intently.
As for Zhao Yu, he merely remained in his own seat.
At the moment, he was still in a state of shock. Zhao Yu touched his right ear--perfectly intact! As he remembered, his right ear should have been split in two during a scuffle with some runt.
Zhao Yu wished he could see his own face with a mirror or something. He looked around and his eyes fell on a photo sitting on the office desk. The photo depicted a young, handsome man wearing a police uniform, but the man looked exactly like himself!
The shock was finally passing, and the man felt foreign memories flood his mind. Zhao Yu finally realized: Could it be? That he had encountered the legendary...Mind Cross Over?!
He could still clearly remember that he was previously the top strongman for the Qing Long Mafia, a true ruffian to the bone. Although his actual name was Zhao Yu, everyone called him King Fighter Zhao.
What happened right before?
What Zhao Yu finally remembered came as a shock--he had already been subject to the death sentence by lethal injection!
The memories came back more clearly now: when the medicine slowly entered his body, and the slow spreading fear that came with it. He was muttering some old sayings, "Better an honorable death than living like a dog..."
But, mid-way through his muttering, how did he suddenly appear here?
Could he have actually crossed over into another body?
It was so sudden; there were no warnings or signs, or even reincarnation into a baby.
With new memories entering his mind, he was shocked to realize that not only did he still reside in the regular world, but his current identity was an investigator in the Key Case Investigation Unit. In other words, he was a police officer!
So, where he was sitting was the office of a police station.
Zhao Yu could not believe his eyes, from a street ruffian to a Key Case Investigation Unit member, h-how could this be? The contrast made his head spin.
The man ran a hand over his head; he previously had many blade injuries on his head that messed up his hairline. That has lead to his baldness--both for convenience and intimidation. But now, he possessed long, jet black hair, presenting the image of a handsome young man.
"Everyone, since the twelfth of this month, our city has had three cases of Taser Rape incidents." At this time, a female investigator with short hair and large eyes was briefing everyone about the situation surrounding their mission.
Zhao Yu quickly found the female investigator within his memory: she was the Team leader of the Key Case Investigation Unit, Team B. Despite her youth, she possessed a sharp mind and incredible nerves, contributing to her high success rate in crime solving. The woman was also incredibly popular with the higher-ups. Usually, any cases that required full team cooperation were led by her.
"The victims have always been scantily dressed young females, usually with some problematic habits," Team Leader Qu Ping started her introduction. "The crime scenes were usually places such as bars and the like. The crimes were all committed after midnight."
"According to our victims description, the perpetrator first followed her into an empty alley, then knocked her out with a taser shock before proceeding to rape her. After the act, the perpetrator then peed on the victim."
Upon hearing the word "peed", the entire crowd turned quiet.
"Weve run tests on the urine sample," Qu Ping continued, "and have concluded that all three cases were indeed done by the same person. Also, when the third victim woke up in the middle of the crime act, she managed to scratch the perpetrators face during the ensuing struggle. With this, we have also obtained blood samples as well."
Team Leader Qu Ping was still explaining the situation in front of the white board when the previous middle-aged man wearing the brown jacket suddenly turned his head towards Zhao Yu. The man waved his hand absentmindedly and commanded, "Hey, Kid, tonight were definitely working overtime. Why dont you run along and get us some coffee?"
Zhao Yu threw a glance at the man; he was the Key Case Investigation Units vice-captain, Liu Changhu. During Zhao Yus internship here, the man often bullied Zhao Yu, forcing him to do menial work more like a servant than anything.
Also, the Zhao Yu of this world was not some ruffian or fighter, but a weak-willed boy who had just recently completed his internship towards becoming a full-fledged cop. Not just Liu Changhu, but many other more experienced co-workers often teased him as well, giving him work that was obviously not his responsibility.
"Oi! Hurry up!"Liu Changhus smile faded when he saw Zhao Yus lack of reaction. "Didnt you hear me? Whatre you spacing out for?"
This Zhao Yu now was no longer just the spineless wimp he used to be. How could he start letting them push him around? The man slammed his hands loudly on the table and stood up in one swift motion.
His sudden action had shocked Liu Changhu, even Team Leader Qu Ping could not help but pause and turn to look at him.
"I- Ill do it instead!"
No one expected the interruption when a bell-like, feminine, voice rang out as the Team stared at Zhao Yu. Everyone watched as a slightly chubby, ponytailed female, wearing a huge pair of glasses came into view.
The girls name was Li Beini, a new intern at the Key Case Investigation Unit. Unfortunately, she was also a little eager. It had not even been a month since she had started, but she was already head over heels in love with Zhao Yu.
It was not much of a surprise, though. Despite Zhao Yus weak personality making him a constant target of bullying, he was easy on the eye, to say the least: 5 10 tall, elegant, young, and handsome. The man was definitely the type to turn heads on the street.
When Li Beini saw her crush become the target of the verbal attack, she quickly stepped forward to help, "Vice-Captain Liu, I, I will go instead! Im still an intern, these kinds of chores were mine to begin with!"
The girl flashed a smile at Zhao Yu before leaving for the lobby to make coffee.
Seeing the girl leave, Liu Changhu shot Zhao Yu an angry look before turning away. Zhao Yu also realized this was not the best situation to unleash his anger, and calmed himself enough to sit down. He was still considering the whole situation. Despite his transition, his memories were crystal clear, because only a few minutes ago he was on death row.
The him from the previous life was prosecuted for murder, although Zhao Yu knew himself that he was framed. The victim was the boss of a real estate conglomerate. Zhao Yu was only following the orders from higher-ups to rough them up a little, but there was no way he could have caused their death.
Besides, even if it was death by battery, it would have been manslaughter. There was no way it would be prosecuted as murder! Therefore, his death sentence was clearly due to some outside influence!
Remembering this much, Zhao Yu could not help the rage flaring within him. His knuckles cracked with force as he tightened his fist. If he found the people who framed him, he would make them pay!
At this time, Li Beini came back with everyones coffee, distributing them among all the workers. The girls face overflowed with enthusiasm. She even gave out appreciative comments like, "Thank you for your hard work!" and "Good luck!" as she gave each person their coffee.
Finally, she stepped in front of Zhao Yu, winking at him as she put the last cup of coffee before him and lowered her voice, "Officer Zhao, this cup has two bags of sugar in it! We will definitely be working overtime tonight, but I believe you can do it!"
Even before Zhao Yu showed any reaction, the girl had already turned around to put the plate away, with a smile on her face.
Captain Qu Ping had finished explaining the case, and stepped aside to give the floor to Captain Jin Zhenbang, the top brass of the investigation unit. Captain Jin was already over fifty years old, with peppered gray hair. The man was immensely serious during work, rarely cracking a smile.
"So basically, everyone will be quite busy!" Captain Jin spoke in a resounding, formal tone, "This Taser case had already occurred three times, any more offenses and it will become a serial offense. We cannot take this responsibility. We must try to take care of this case as fast as possible, so everyone please stay alert."
"Then Team A is responsible for evidence gathering. Since the culprit followed the victims, he must have appeared at the bar the victims had frequented. Search through all the camera recordings, find this person! Not only that, but also check all the cameras near the bar, and car registrations. Do not let a single trace of evidence escape."
"Understood!" all the officers confirmed.
"Team B, your responsibility lies in cross-examination," Captain Jin commanded. "We dont have any data on the culprits blood, so we cannot use blood comparison. However, the culprits urine is an important piece of evidence. Even though we cannot find any match with the basic tests in the station, we can ask hospitals and other medical centers for possible matches. As long as the culprit has had a body examination before, we can definitely pin him down!"
"Also, the taser used by the culprit, all the cell phone signals within the area, and the victim who saw the culprits face, this evidence cannot be ignored. Make sure to have people check through all of them!"
"Alright then, now that every Team has been assigned their job, there shouldnt be any problems. Please head out as soon as possible." The man finished up his speech and closed his notes, ready to turn around and leave right away.
No one expected a dissenting voice to speak out in the crowd.
"Hold up, theres a problem!"
Everyone turned their head to see the source of the voice was none other than Zhao Yu.
Even Captain Jin paused shortly in confusion, but urgently asked: "What is it, Zhao Yu? What seems to be the problem?"
"Me!" Zhao Yu pointed at himself. "Im feeling under the weather right now, so I'll be taking my leave. You all can enjoy yourselves and take care."