Just as he said this, Dafei hurriedly called out, “Doctor Qin, you can’t do that! You are no match for Li Hu.”
He had once fought with Qin Haodong, so he thought that Qin Haodong was worse than Li Hu. However, he didn’t know that Qin Haodong had been just at the ninth level of Overt Power at the time. Now, he had reached the ninth level of Covert Power. He was half a step to the Supreme Power Realm, which was quite different.
Long Haisheng also said, “He is right, Brother Qin. Although you have good skills, you are a doctor after all. Don’t get involved. If you are hurt, I will blame myself all my life.
Besides, you don’t have to worry about Li Hu. I have made many friends over the years. If Li Ao can employ a master of martial arts, I can also employ one. I’ve sent people to Rongwei Martial Arts Club in the provincial city to ask for help. They should come back soon.”
Qin Haodong knew that both of them had good intentions. Thus, he said nothing. If the people of Rongwei Martial Arts Club could solve the problem, it would be best.
Suddenly, a guard came in and said, “Boss, Mr. Ye of Rongwei Martial Arts Club is here.”
Upon hearing this, Long Haisheng was immediately refreshed. While he went out to receive his visitor, Qin Haodong sat there without moving. Meeting a martial arts master wasn’t worth it.
Soon, Long Haisheng and a middle-aged man came into the room. The middle-aged man was about 50 years old. He was wearing a white training suit, and his chin was raised high. He looked very proud.
He was followed by two 30-year-old youths, both of whom were rebellious.
The middle-aged man was Ye Kai, the head of Rongwei Martial Arts Club in the provincial city. The two young men were his apprentices, Zhou Wen and Zhou Wu.
Rongwei Martial Arts Club was definitely one of the top three Martial Arts Clubs in the provincial capital. Ye Kai had also reached the fifth level of Covert Power. Even his two apprentices were in the Covert Power Realm. That was why he was so arrogant that he didn’t pay attention to others.
After entering the room, Ye Kai frowned when he saw that Qin Haodong hadn’t come out to meet him. In his opinion, a person like him should be welcomed by Long Haisheng and all his men. However, the young man didn’t greet him or even say anything.
Since Long Haisheng had been in charge of the underground world for decades, he was very sophisticated. Although he was very dissatisfied with Ye Kai’s arrogant attitude, he didn’t show it at all.
He immediately sensed Ye Kai’s mood and said, “Master Ye, this is my brother, Qin Haodong, who is here to cure my people.”
Upon hearing that Qin Haodong was just a doctor and not a warrior, Ye Kai hummed and said nothing more.
When they sat down, Long Haisheng’s men served tea. Then, Long Haisheng said, “Master Ye, Li Hu has a very high cultivation and he is ruthless. This time, we will all count on you.”
Before Ye Kai could speak, Zhou Wen said, “Don’t worry. My teacher is a great master of the fifth level of Covert Power. He can fight all the warriors in the provincial martial arts clubs. As long as he is here, Li Hu is a nobody.”
Long Haisheng nodded and said, “That’s great!”
He had heard of Ye Kai’s fame for a long time. Otherwise, he would not have gone to great pains to invite him to Jiangnan City. Although he was arrogant, he did have his capital, which should be able to suppress Li Hu.
Ye Kai sipped the tea leisurely and then said, “Mr. Long, tell me something about that guy. I would like to know myself and my enemy.”
Long Haisheng said, “Li Hu is very strong. He has smashed my two stores one after another. No one can match him. Dafei is the best member of my staff, but he was injured only after three moves.”
Ye Kai turned to look at Dafei in disdain and asked, “You have not yet entered the Covert Power, have you?”
Dafei said, “I’m in the eighth level of Overt Power, which is still far from the Covert Power.”
“How did he beat you?” Ye Kai asked again.
“First, we beat each other with our palms. Li Hu was powerful, so he shook me back directly. Then, he broke my arm with the second move and hit my chest with the third move.”
Although being defeated was disgraceful, Dafei gave a very detailed answer to help Long Haisheng win.
After listening to him, Ye Kai said scornfully, “You’re so lusty you got beaten by Li Hu. It seems that Li Hu is powerless. Even if my two apprentices slapped you, I’m afraid you would almost die.”
“Mr. Ye, it’s not like this…”
Dafei wanted to explain that his life was in danger. He had been rescued by Qin Haodong. That was why he had been so lusty. However, Ye Kai didn’t want to hear him out. He just waved and interrupted his speech.
“Forget it. I already know him. Let’s talk about the price of this cooperation.”
He turned to look at Long Haisheng and said, “We can dispose of Li Hu, but you need to pay 10 million yuan.”
Qin Haodong just had a sip of tea. Upon hearing this, he couldn’t help coughing it out.
This guy was really demanding an exorbitant price. A little warrior at the fifth level of Covert Power, with two apprentices who had just reached the Covert Power Realm, had dared to ask for 10 million yuan. They had not even seen the appearance of their enemy or done anything. This was basically a robbery.
Zhou Wen, who was sitting opposite Qin Haodong, was sprayed with tea. He immediately stood up and said angrily, “What are you doing?”
Qin Haodong put down his teacup and said, “Nothing, I’m just scared of paying 10 million yuan. You didn’t even do anything. How can you ask for 10 million yuan? Isn’t that a bit inappropriate?”
Zhou Wu said, “You are a little doctor who has seen nothing in the world. My teacher is a great master at the fifth level of Covert Power. He is the head of Rongwei Martial Arts Club. The people who want to ask for his help wait in line. It’s absolutely reasonable of him to charge 10 million yuan.”
After saying that and seeing that Qin Haodong was indifferent, he said again, “Words are useless. You don’t know what a Covert Power master is. I’ll tell you today.”
Maybe he wanted to convince Qin Haodong or make Long Haisheng willingly give 10 million yuan as a reward. Zhou Wu started to explain.
“At present, Li Hu is a warrior who has reached the threshold of Covert Power. Without us, all the people here wouldn’t be able to beat him. The strength of a Covert Power warrior is beyond your imagination.
When your cultivation reaches this level, even an ordinary person who points a gun at you can be killed before they can shoot.”
While speaking of this, to confirm his statement, he raised his hand and clapped it on the table next to him. When he retracted his hand, he left a visible palm print on the hard mahogany tea table, which was about 1.5 centimeter deep. The palm print was clearly visible.
Long Haisheng couldn’t help widening his eyes. He was well aware of the hardness of his mahogany tea table. Thus, he said incredulously, “This is the inner strength?”
Zhou Wu proudly said, “Of course, only internal strength masters can do this. However, it’s not easy to reach this level. Without the guidance of a famous teacher, you can’t touch the threshold of internal strength even if you practice for decades.”
Qin Haodong didn’t take his performance seriously. It was just a primary performance of the internal strength. If he did this, he could shake the table into powder silently instead of leaving a palm print.
Long Haisheng said excitedly, “It seems that you can beat Li Hu easily.”
Ye Kai said proudly, “It is because of this confidence that I naturally dare to ask for 10 million yuan. I also have a rule. I always take the money first and then do my job.”
In his opinion, Long Haisheng would definitely agree to his terms.
Sure enough, Long Haisheng did not hesitate to write a check of 10 million yuan and give it to Ye Kai.
As soon as Ye Kai took the check into his hand, Qin Haodong said, “Master Ye, if you take the money and you can’t subdue Li Hu, should there be an explanation?”
Zhou Wen, who had just dried the tea on his body, said discontentedly, “If you don’t know martial arts, don’t talk about it. My teacher has reached the fifth level of Covert Power. No one in Jiangnan City has achieved this cultivation level. Why wouldn’t Li Hu be subdued?”
Qin Haodong was not impatient. Thus, he smiled and said, “I don’t know martial arts. I’m just saying, if all of you are no match for Li Hu, what will you do?”
Zhou Wu said, “That’s impossible.”
Qin Haodong said, “There is no absolute thing in the world. What if you fail?”
Ye Kai turned to look at Long Haisheng. He was dissatisfied that he had let Qin Haodong, a little doctor, go unchecked and question him casually. However, Ye Kai snorted and said, “If I can’t subdue Li Hu, I will give back the money.”
Qin Haodong said with a smile, “Master Ye, this is improper.”
Upon seeing this, Long Haisheng wanted to stop them. However, he thought about it and let Qin Haodong speak. He thought Qin Haodong was not an impulsive person, so he had to have his reasons for doing this.
Ye Kai said coldly, “What else do you want?”
“Master Ye, don’t be angry,” Qin Haodong said with a smile, “Normally, you would get the money after you subdue Li Hu. Since you charge the fee first, you should take the risk.
Brother Long trusts you very much. If you really lose, Li Hu will influence Brother Long’s fame. In that case, his reputation and finances will suffer huge losses. Should you compensate him?”
“Boy, can you talk or not? You always say that my teacher will lose. Do you want to be beaten?”
Zhou Wen, who could no longer control his anger, stood up and got ready to beat Qin Haodong.
“Well, Zhou Wen. He’s an ordinary man who doesn’t understand anything.”
Ye Kai stopped Zhou Wen. His apprentice was also a master of the Covert Power and a famous figure in the whole Jiangnan City. It would be a shame if he fought with a doctor.
He put the check on the table, turned to Long Haisheng and said, “Since Mr. Long doesn’t believe me, we’ll leave.”
Long Haisheng wanted to persuade him to stay but was stopped by Qin Haodong, who told Ye Kai, “Master Ye, if you go now, maybe other people will say that you are afraid of Li Hu.”
Ye Kai was about to leave. However, upon hearing Qin Haodong’s words, he stopped at once. Indeed, if he left now, this would inevitably have a very bad impact on Rongwei Martial Arts Club and his reputation would be damaged.
He turned around and said, “Well, I agree with what you said. If I really lose to Li Hu, the 10 million yuan will be returned. I will also pay another 10 million yuan to Mr. Long to compensate him.”