Chapter 210 Protection Money
Zhao Qiankun was very confused. He did not understand why Qin Haodong could throw a stone and easily hit a hare without looking at it. How did this happen? Even Dong Sihai, a jungle expert, couldnt do it.
He did not know that Qin Haodong, as Emperor Green Wood, had not been restored at this time, but the flowers and trees within a hundred square meters were his eyes, and what happened around him was clear, including places where there was prey.
Qin Haodong ignored him. He raised his hand and knocked down an unknown bird. Then he began to prepare food. Hu Xiaoxian did not leave. She stayed and worked with Qin Haodong. She was good at barbecuing, and soon the aroma spread around.
Not long after the meat was roasted, Qin Haodong pulled out a bottle of red wine and a bottle of juice from his backpack as if doing a magic trick.
He opened the juice for the little fellow and poured a glass of red wine for Hu Xiaoxian and himself. Hu Xiaoxian took a sip, and then she picked up the red wine bottle in surprise and cried, "Is this a 1982 Rafael?"
Qin Haodong smiled and said, "Thats what the wine seller said."
Hu Xiaoxian looked at his small backpack and asked, "I wonder where you put all these things? This backpack doesnt look big. Why does it even have red wine?"
Qin Haodong laughed and said, "This is a treasure bag. You can find anything you want in it."
"Nonsense again." Hu Xiaoxian didnt believe it at all, but she didnt go on with the topic. She raised her glass and drank a toast to Qin Haodong again.
Lei Tianrui came up with the idea of not providing food to Qin Haodong. He wanted to take this opportunity to humiliate Qin Haodong and bring back all the 5 million yuan. Maybe he could extort more money from Qin Haodong.
But he did not succeed. On the contrary, Qin Haodong ate and drank. He even took out a 1982 Raffie. The food was much better than on his side.
Dong Sihai looked at them and said indignantly, "Boss, what should we do?"
Wang Yuancheng said, "There is no need to panic. How much can he carry with him in that backpack? Wait until tomorrow, he will have nothing to eat. Sooner or later, he will kneel and beg for our help.
Zhao Qiankun said, "No, I cant wait any longer. I must go and discipline him."
Dong Sihai said, "What do you want to do?"
Zhao Qiankun said with a smile, "This kid follows us every day and we stand guard at night. If it werent for us, he would have been eaten by wolves. In that case, it would not be too much to ask him for some protection money."
Then he looked at Lei Tianrui and asked, "Boss, what do you say?"
"Go ahead." Lei Tianrui nodded.
Although he was adept at scheming, at noon they had apologized to Qin Haodong and lost a million yuan to him. As a noble young master of an eminent family, he could not bear such grievance. He was full of anger. So he was fine with Zhao Qiankuns finding trouble with Qin Haodong.
With the permission of Lei Tianrui, Zhao Qiankun threw aside the bones he had chewed. Then he suddenly stood up and walked towards Qin Haodong.
"Papa, here comes the big bad man."
The little fellow immediately took Qin Haodongs hand and cried out, but there was no fear in her face. On the contrary, she was a little excited.
"Dont mind him. Lets eat our food."
He raised his red wine glass and drank a toast to Hu Xiaoxian, then slowly sipped it.
Seeing Zhao Qiankun approaching, Hu Xiaoxian frowned and asked, "Whats the matter?"
"Im asking for some money from this guy." Zhao Qiankun said fiercely.
"What money?" Hu Xiaoxian asked coldly.
"Protection money!" Zhao Qiankun turned his head to Qin Haodong and said with a sneer, "Guy, you follow us every day. If we hadnt guarded you, a little doctor like you with no ability would have fed the wolves in Shennongjia. Isnt it reasonable to ask you for some protection money?"
He had not seen Qin Haodong show any martial arts. Although Qin Haodong subdued the Cannibal Vine, in his view he was using some strange means. It didnt prove that his cultivation was high.
Qin Haodong scornfully laughed and said, "You protect me? How can I not see it?"
Zhao Qiankun said, "Dont play dumb with me, boy. Its us who take turns to stand guard every night."
Hu Xiaoxian clearly knew that Zhao Qiankun was stirring up trouble. She said discontentedly, "Zhao Qiankun, dont go too far. Dont forget that you were saved by Haodong at noon."
Zhao Qiankun said, "Its true that he saved us at noon, but it was only an accident. Besides, we paid the money. Theres no need to thank him at all, so he has to pay some protection money."
Qin Haodong asked, "How much are you going to charge?"
Zhao Qiankun said, "One million yuan, its already a very low price. You know, we are all masters."
"One million?" Qin Haodong chuckled, "What if I dont pay?"
Zhao Qiankun pulled up his sleeve and said, "If you dont pay, then let me see if you have real ability. If you do, you dont need our protection."
His real purpose was to force Qin Haodong to fight with him, so that he could be taught a lesson. So he raised the price of the protection fee to one million yuan in one go.
Qin Haodong had nothing but contempt for Zhao Qiankun. Although they were both of 9th grade of Overt Power, his insights and experience were not comparable to that of a warrior.
Besides, this was Shennongjia, surrounded by primitive forests with inexhaustible wood essence. Here was his home field. Not to mention Zhao Qiankun, even Lei Tianrui, who had reached the Covert Power level, would not be his opponent.
He was just about to get up and teach this brat a lesson. Suddenly he thought of something and said, "I can give you protection money, but are you sure you can protect me?"
"Of course. Havent I told you? We are all masters." Zhao Qiankun said confidently.
"You dare to call yourself a master and ask for protection money with your ability like a three-leg-cat. How about this? Each of you pay me a million as protection money, so that I can protect your safety."
"What? Are you crazy? Zhao Qiankun was so angry; he didnt know whether he was silly or mentally ill, being bold enough to even strike back at him and ask for protection money.
Qin Haodong laughed and said, "Its okay not to pay the protection fee now. Youll beg me to pay it later."
"Boy, youre looking for death."
Zhao Qiankun shouted; he was about to hit Qin Haodong when he took a step forward, but suddenly he felt so dizzy that his world was spinning. Then he limped and flopped to the ground.
Lei Tianrui and the others had been watching. Seeing Zhao Qiankun fall suddenly, the remaining four people stood up without hesitation.
"Boy, what did you do?"
Lei Tianrui roared. He was just about to come to Qin Haodong when he suddenly felt dizzy and fell to the ground. Then Dong Sihai, Wang Yuancheng and Zhao Zidan fell to the ground, too.
At this time they were still in their senses but they did not have any strength, as if their muscles had been melted. They couldnt even move their fingers.
"Haodong, what happened?"
As Hu Xiaoxian spoke, Qin Haodong and the little fellow fell on the ground together, weak as mud. She also felt a burst of limb weakness when she just wanted to go over to check the situation, falling beside Qin Haodong.
Lei Tianrui thought it was Qin Haodongs poison. Since Qin Haodong and Hu Xiaoxian also fell on the ground, he immediately denied the idea. But if it wasnt Qin Haodongs doing, who else could be in the forest?
Just when he was wondering about it, there was loud laughter behind him. Five weird-looking men came out. It was the Devilish Five who had been following them all along.
Centipede said, "Boss Scorpion, your Muscle Weakening Poison is really amazing. Just a little bit and these people became soft-footed shrimp."
"Of course. Dont forget who developed this poison."
Toad flattered One-eye Dragon who was next to him. One-eye Dragon was obviously very happy.
A woman in red stepped up to Qin Haodong, then looked at him and sighed, "The boy is really handsome, but I dont know if he can get it up after taking the Muscle Weakening Poison. If not, its a pity."
Then she turned around and kicked Zhao Qiankun hard in the stomach: "What a shame. Not only do you look ugly, but you also learn from others how to collect protection money. Do you have the ability to protect people?"
Zhao Qiankun was in such pain that he felt his intestines were kicked off, but he couldnt move at all.
"Who the hell are you?" Lei Tianrui asked with great effort. "What do you want to do?"
Dong Sihai then said, "Do you know who we are? Let us go, or you wont be able to afford the consequences."
"It doesnt matter who you are, or who we are. Whats important is that someone paid us ten million dollars for your lives. As long as we kill all of you, we can make a fortune," One-eye Dragon said and sneered.
Centipede followed him and said, "I thought the task would be very difficult. Never would I expect it to be so simple. You people are so useless, not challenging at all."
Lei Tianrui cried, "Let us go. We can give you twenty million yuan."
One-eye Dragon said, "In your dreams. Do you think we are fools that we would receive money from the Xuanyuan Pavilion?"
Dong Sihai said, "How dare you poison us since you know our identity? Arent you afraid of the revenge from the Xuanyuan Pavilion?"
"Afraid, of course we are! Few people in the world dare to provoke Xuanyuan Pavilion." One-eye Dragon said, "But money comes from danger. Here is Shennongjia, as long as we kill you quietly and clean up your corpses, let alone the Xuanyuan Pavilion, even immortals wont know we did it."
There was a flash of despair in Lei Tianruis eyes. Indeed, if they were killed in the deserted primitive forest, it would be very difficult for the Xuanyuan Pavilion to find out who the murderer was.
Centipede said, "Boss, shall we kill them now?"
Toad said with an obscene smile, "Slow down, theres still a beautiful woman over there. Its a pity to kill them like this. Wait until I, a toad, eat swan meat first, and then we can kill them."
The woman in red also said, "Boss, I also want to see if that handsome young man can get an erection. Its also a test for your Muscle Weakening Poison."
The one-eyed dragon said, "Well, hurry up, dont delay us for too long."
Seeing Scorpion had agreed, the woman in red and Toad walked towards Qin Haodong and Hu Xiaoxian excitedly.
Facing the beautiful Hu Xiaoxian, Toad couldnt help drooling. He said, "Beauty, as long as you make me happy, Ill kill you neatly."
At that time, he heard a milky voice saying, "Disgusting! Youre an ugly man."