Wang Rubing asked strangely, “Why do I have to live here when the landlord is a shameless rogue?”
“We used to punish those rogues, so don’t let them bully us now,” Qin Haodong said, “Now that the landlord was unqualified, we should take his place.”
“Take the place of the landlord?”
Wang Rubing still couldn’t understand what Qin Haodong meant. She liked the house because it felt comfortable, but there was no way she could afford that because it would cost at least 2 million.
Qin Haodong said, “Yeah, since you want to live here; why don’t we just buy the house? In that way the jerk landlord won’t come to bother you anymore.”
“Buy it? I don’t think the landlord would sell.”
Wang Rubing had collected information about the houses in the neighborhood. This was a prime location and the rent was very high. Usually, the landlord wouldn’t sell it.
“Do not worry, he will do.” Qin Haodong turned to the landlord and said, “My sister wants to buy your house, are you going to sell it or not?”
The skinny landlord shook his head and said, “Buddy, I live on the rent of the house. I can’t sell it.”
He might be a Jiangnan native, but he had no more than five or six apartments, among which this one here stood out because it was in the prime area. The rent was high and hopefully, it could raise a lot in the future. Selling it equaled selling a chicken laying golden eggs.
He engorged, drank, gambled, took drugs and frequented the brothel. All of that relied on the house rent. He could no longer live such an indulged life if he sold the house.
“Are you selling it or not?”
Qin Haodong grabbed the landlord’s ankle and lifted him up again, taking him to the toilet.
The landlord had just tasted the fear of death, so he immediately paled and cried in haste, “I’ll sell it, buddy, please put me down.”
The house might be important, but his life mattered more. He was afraid that Qin Haodong would accidentally drop him and get him drowned. He would then lose everything.
Qin Haodong threw the landlord on the ground and said to Wang Rubing, “See? I said he would sell.”
He said to the landlord, “Just tell me how much the house is.”
The skinny landlord said, “Normally the house is worth 2.5 million in the market…”
Qin Haodong stared at him and said, “I don’t like the number.”
“Then… how about 2.4 million?”
“Four is an unlucky word in Huaxia…”
“Then… how about 2.3 million?”
The skinny landlord was crying out. His heart was dripping blood each time he cut down 100,000 yuan. That was real glistening money! He could go to the brothel for god-know how many times with that money. He already regretted coming here tonight.”
“2.3 million is too much. Are you robbing me?”
The skinny landlord looked cried with a bitter face. “Buddy, it is an apartment in the prime area. It’s worth that much! How about 2.2 million? No more bargain!”
“2.2 million, how about taking a little bit off?”
“How about 2.15 million?”
The skinny landlord said as he clenched his teeth.
Qin Haodong knocked his head and said, “I said take a bit off and you took off just 500,000 yuan? Are you kidding me?”
“Buddy! What’s your offer?”
The skinny landlord was completely dumbfounded. He used to be the rogue but now the guy was more of a rogue than him. The offer was a steal.
“I said you took off a bit off from 2,200,000; it’s 220,000 yuan.”
“What? You mean taking off a zero?”
The landlord almost shed tears. Qin Haodong was the first guy he knew who bargained like that. Taking off a zero? That was too brutal. 220,000 was even not enough to buy a bathroom. That was faster than robbing a bank.
“What? Don’t you want to sell it?” Qin Haodong asked.
“Of course I don’t. You’re not buying; you’re robbing.”
Now the landlord no longer cared if Qin Haodong would toss him into the toilet or not. He would rather be killed than to sell the house for 220,000 yuan.
Qin Haodong raised his hand and slapped heavily on the landlord’s face. “Are you selling it or not?”
“You are not buying, you’re robbing. You beat me when I turn you down, forcing me to sell. This is so unfair.”
The landlord was so grieved. He was here to bully, but now he became the one being bullied.
Qin Haodong said slightly, “Have you no shame to talk about being unfair? Have you thought that God was watching you when you opened my sister’s room door? Have you thought about whether it was unfair when you were raping my sister?”
“Now you’re talking fairness to me. I am just treating you in your own way. Tell me, are you selling it or not?”
Seeing Qin Haodong’s cold face, the landlord was almost scared to death. He wanted to refuse Qin Haodong, but he was more afraid of being beaten. It would be his great pity if he agreed. Suddenly, an idea crossed his mind. He said, “Buddy, I don’t have the full ownership of the house. My cousin shared a stake of it, so I can’t make the decision. If you insist to buy it at that price, I’ll call my cousin here so you can have a discussion.”
“Okay, I’ll give you the chance. Call you cousin here, now!”
Qin Haodong definitely know what the landlord was thinking. He wanted to call his ruffian cousin to deal with Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong didn’t care. He had to settle with the landlord, and meet his cousin which was said to be the head of local ruffians, or his sister wouldn’t be able to live a peaceful life here because those ruffians would keep harassing her. He’d better take care of all of it at once this time.
“Are you sure you want my cousin to come over?” the landlord asked. He couldn’t believe what he just heard.
“Of course. Just hurry up. My time is precious.” Qin Haodong said to Wang Rubing, “Sister. Go print house sale contract, and we’ll sign it as soon as he gets here.”
Wang Rubing had no idea what Qin Haodong was going to do, and she wondered why he would allow the guy to call for help, but she still did as he said.
The landlord took out his phone and dialed a number. When it was connected, he said, “Cousin, someone gave me a 220,000-yuan offer for my… no, for our house. Just hurry up and come to check. Yes, I am here. He won’t let me go without the deal done.”
He hung up the phone soon and said to Qin Haodong, “My cousin will be here within ten minutes.”
He looked much more confident after he found someone to back up for him. He thought to himself that as soon as his cousin took care of the gigolo boy later, he had to get the chick into his bed and release his suppressed anger.
Five minutes later, Wang Rubing brought two printed contracts to Qin Haodong. She had printed all the contents except for the price because that needed to be filled in later.
He scanned it and nodded. At the same time, the door banged and was kicked open from the outside. A man with a wolf head tattoo on his chest stormed in, with ten more ruffians behind him grabbing steel pipes and cutters in their hands.
He yelled arrogantly when he entered, “Who had the fu*king guts to bully my cousin?”
“Here you are, cousin… I was almost beaten to death!”
Finally, the skinny landlord saw one of his family members. He rushed over to hold Wolf’s thigh and cried with tears and snot, like he was the victim.
“Who the f*ck are you?”
Wolf looked down at the pig head holding his leg.
The skinny landlord said pitifully, “Cousin, it’s me, your sixth brother. The punk beat me into this.”
The Wolf was immediately furious. He yelled, “Who? Who did that? Tell me. I’ll rip his head off for you to kick as a ball.”
Before the landlord answered, Qin Haodong said, “It’s me. We’ll see how you rip my head off.”
“Who do you think you’re talking to…” Wolf could barely say out the whole sentence. He suddenly, like his neck had been choked by someone. It was beyond his imagination that the man before him was Qin Haodong.
He had been trying to find out Qin Haodong’s history after what had happened to Dong Chao last time. Then he knew that the young man was once Long Haisheng’s guest, and had cured Long Haisheng’s son who had been sick for many years.
Now he felt chill from head to butt. He was lucky that Dafei went there in time. If he had really done anything to Qin Haodong, Long Haisheng would throw him into the river to feed the fish. Since then, he had been telling his fellow ruffians to avoid Qin Haodong as much as they can whenever they meet him, and try their best not to irritate him. It had never occurred to him that he ran into this by himself today.
He changed into a flattering face quickly and went to Qin Haodong, and said respectfully, “Doctor Qin, what are you doing here?”
Qin Haodong felt it funny because it seemed the guy and him were destined to meet, but in a bad way. They had just met a few days ago. But this was even better because he wouldn’t have to do it by himself again.
Qin Haodong sneered and said, “Wolf, whose head were you going to rip off and kick like a ball?”
Wolf shivered in terror because he couldn’t afford to mess up with this guy. He explained in haste, “Well… Doctor Qin, you misunderstood me. I mean I’ll rip off and kick the head of whoever dares to mess up with you.”
The landlord was totally dumbfounded. His cousin had been known for being fierce. He wondered why the man was acting like a kitten in front of the young man. He suspected if he could still take the man as a back-up. He had the bad haunch that things were going in trouble today.
“Really?” Qin Haodong glanced at Wolf and asked with an intriguing look, “Wolf, I heard you’re the boss of the underworld of Jiangnan, are you? Is that really so?”
“No, absolutely not!” Wolf was so scared that he almost wetted pants. He might be respected in the underworld of Jiangnan because he had one hundred or so fellows and a few profitable businesses, but he could never be the match of Long Haisheng. He dares not to accept the name “boss of the underworld”.
If this was passed to Long Haisheng, he would end up dying on the street before tomorrow morning.
He knew Qin Haodong’s connection with Long Haisheng, so he hurriedly explained, “That is all nonsense, Doctor Qin. Everybody knows that Brother Long is the one and only boss of Jiangnan.”
Qin Haodong said, “Fine, maybe I heard it wrong. But your cousin just said it many times that you’re the underground boss of Jiangnan.”
“You b*stard, who told you that?” Wolf pointed to his sixth brother, the landlord, and said to two of his fellow ruffians, “Come slap him for the nonsense he just talked.”
“Cousin, please do not hit me, I was just bragging…”
The landlord felt so wronged because all he wanted to do was bragging and scaring Qin Haodong, so he exaggerated Wolf’s position, and made him the boss of the underworld.
“What the hell brag? You can bring troubles to your dad or grandpa, but never your cousin!” Wolf said with resentment, “Beat him, hard!”
The two ruffians said nothing but grabbed the landlord’s hair and slapped his face fast and hard.