Ren Baqian only washed his hands. He did not really care about the bloodstains on his body as there weren't many. Just now, while he was doing other things, Lian Baocheng's heart stopped beating, and he died. He did not spit out a lot of blood as he perished, and hence, mainly Ren Baqian's hands were stained with blood.
After all, there was a wound on his butt. He could tell other people that he accidentally wiped the blood from his butt on his body.
Ren Baqian filled his water bag with the water from stream. The stream water in this world was rather clean. Of course, there was nothing much he could do even if the stream water wasn't clean.
Soon after, he tried to find his way back to where the corpses were.
He wanted to see who would find the bodies and what verdict would they come up with.
It certainly wasn't possible for anyone that found the bodies to trace the murders to him. After all, given his strength, it was impossible for him to kill anyone. Furthermore, no one had ever seen a handgun or a grenade before. In the future, he could only use the grenades as a last resort. As for the handgun, nothing would go wrong if no one found that bullet shell.
The corpses of Lian Baocheng and Yan Wei had also been defaced by him.
Ren Baqian had done his best to conceal his involvement in their deaths. There was nothing much he could do anymore.
If he had enough time, he would have hidden the two corpses. Within a day, their corpses would have been eaten by wild beasts, and no clues could be found then.
Initially, Ren Baqian thought that he wouldn't take much time to return to that area. However, after making a few rounds in the forest, he still couldn't find his way back. Just now while he was running away from the scene, he did not take note of his surroundings. Furthermore, this forest was extremely huge.
Along the way, he was almost bitten by a snake. Eventually, he dropped the idea of going back to that area.
Right now, it was actually quite easy for him to leave the mountain. All he needed to do was to keep walking towards the lower ground. However, if he wanted to find somewhere in the forest to hide and hunt the Bei, it would be quite hard.
After walking around the forest, Ren Baqian ended up at the stream again. As he walked, he lowered his head and checked the soil beside the stream, looking as though he was searching for something.
Usually, many animals would come to the stream to drink water. An area that was frequently visited by many animals would contain many animal tracks. This was general knowledge that everyone knew.
Ren Baqian found an area where there were a lot of animal traces. He did not know whether they were left behind by wolves or some feline species. Following which, he climbed a tree near to that area.
All he needed to do now was to wait for the animals that came to the stream to drink water. If he was lucky enough to encounter the Bei, he could leave the mountain today.
In any case, Ren Baqian was trying his luck now. It would be best if he could encounter the Bei. Even if he couldn't encounter it, he could not get down from the tree and had to stay there until tomorrow morning.
After waiting on the tree for a while, Ren Baqian thought of something. He had a small bottle that was given by Tie Dao this morning. According to Tie Dao, it could attract wild beasts within a certain vicinity.
Can I attract the mountain wolves and the Bei if I use it?
However, after thinking about it for a long time, Ren Baqian put the bottle back into his bag. The risk of using this item was too great. If he attracted a beast like the wild boar, he would be in deep trouble.
Ren Baqian still waited on the tree. While not far away, Wu Fang contemplated whether or not should he come up with an idea to lure Ren Baqian down from the tree now.
The empress had instructed him to make Ren Baqian move if he tried to hide somewhere.
However, Ren Baqian's current position was on a riverbank and he might be preparing to hunt. Therefore, Wu Fang couldn't make up his mind.
Subconsciously, he touched his chest and arms. The wounds on his body helped him make his decision.
Suddenly, Wu Fang's ears twitched. Immediately, he concealed his presence.
He could hear sound of footsteps coming from nearby. Furthermore, there wasn't only one person.
Similarly, after a while, Ren Baqian also hear someone walking through the forest. He immediately held his breath.
One minute later, two persons walked out from the forest to the stream.
It was a guy and a girl and both of them were aboriginals.
After walking along the riverbank for a while, the guy nodded his head and said, "We will wait here. We should be able to hunt something in this area."
"Shouldn't we go deeper into the mountain?"
"We can't outfight them, there's no point for us to waste our time and effort. Furthermore, just now I saw the trace of a black fatty. It seems quite huge. If we can hunt it down and bring it back, it will be more or less acceptable," the man explained.
Both of them were roughly seventeen years old. The man was huge and tall, and he carried a pair of hammers. The hammers resembled metal-made melons that were fixed with handles. The girl possessed plenty of charisma. She carried a longbow on her back and a short knife on her waist.
When Ren Baqian heard their conversation, he was stunned. He couldn't believe someone else actually thought highly of this area as well.
However, after thinking about it, he felt it made sense. He learnt this knowledge from watching television. These aboriginals were much more skillful in hunting than him. Therefore, there's no reason for them not to have this knowledge.
Furthermore, what was the black fatty they were talking about? From the tone of the man, Ren Baqian reckoned that it must be an alternative name for a very formidable wild beast.
It seemed like the two people had the same plan as him. Should he reveal himself? He couldn't wait here forever, right? If he was going to be discovered by them sooner or later, he might as well introduce himself to them now.
Furthermore, encountering aboriginals was definitely not dangerous.
When Ren Baqian thought of these factors, he called out to the two person softly, "Hey."
"Who!" The two person turned around abruptly.
"You!" the two persons yelled in unison after they spotted Ren Baqian.
"I have been here for quite some time. When I saw both of you arrived here, I feel that I should greet you," Ren Baqian explained.
"Since you came here first, we will shift to other spot," the guy immediately said.
"There's no need for you to change spot. All I need is a Bei, you can take the rest," Ren Baqian quickly said. He hoped both of them could stay here so that he would be much safer.
After finishing his sentence, Ren Baqian slid down from the tree and walked up to them. It was at this moment that he realized both of them looked alike. It seemed like they were brother and sister.
"Nice to meet you." Ren Baqian nodded his head at them.
The two persons looked at the crossbow in Ren Baqian's hand and asked, "What is a Bei?"
"It's a wolf that has short forelegs. It's different from an ordinary wolf," Ren Baqian quickly explained. Ren Baqian had heard of the term "Bei" but he did not know how it looked like.
"Short forelegs huh," the girl said as a look of realization dawned upon her face, "There are indeed wolf's footprints here but I seldom see a wolf that has short forelegs. There's a chance that you might never encounter it."
"It's alright. It will be best if I can encounter it. It's alright if I don't. Anyway, It's by fate that we can meet each other in this forest, if you don't mind, we can be friends."
Two of them did not oppose Ren Baqian's suggestion.
In any case, Ren Baqian did not want any wild beasts other than Bei. The two of them also wanted to hunt something to report back with to their higher-ups. It would be best if they could hunt that black fatty.
"How may I address both of you?" Ren Baqian asked upon seeing that they did not reject his suggestion.
"Quan Yonglin! Quan Yonghe!" both of them said in unison. The guy was Quan Yonglin and the girl was Quan Yonghe.
"I'm Ren Baqian!"
"I know who you are, Deputy Ren. I saw you this afternoon, and I have heard about you from Gu Jiu," Quan Yonglin said. His attitude towards Ren Baqian was neither hostile nor cordial. This was normal and Ren Baqian did not mind at all. After all, Ren Baqian was a stranger to him.
"What's the relationship between Gu Jiu and Judicial Officer Gu?" Ren Baqian asked. Previously, he also met Gu Shou. Needless to say, Gu Shou was Gu Daxiong's son. They looked extremely alike. Both of them had mentioned Gu Jiu to him before. He reckoned that Gu Jiu might also be Gu Daxiong's son.
"He is Judicial Gu's second son." Quan Yonglin's words validated Ren Baqian's guess.
After both party had greeted each other, Ren Baqian asked again, "What are you intending to do? Wait here?"
"Both of us will go to that side of the stream. We will strike if we see our target," Quan Yonglin replied. There was a huge rock in the area that Quan Yonglin pointed at. It appeared to be roughly three meters tall, and it seemed like a good place.
When Ren Baqian saw that the other party did not want to stay with him, he nodded his head and replied, "I shall wait on top of the tree then."