The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 166
Chapter 166: I Am a Good Samaritan
Chapter 166: I Am a Good Samaritan
Translator: YHHH Editor: Book_Hoarder
The apartment that Ren Baqian had rented all along, was originally empty. All of a sudden, two silhouettes appeared out of nowhere. If someone witnessed this, it would probably scare the living daylights out of them.
The two of them directly teleported over from the palace hall, and it was pitch dark. There was only a faint ray of light shining from outside, and quite promptly, Ren Baqian realized that it was very late at night. When he felt that hand, which was holding onto his wrist release its grip, he turned around and switched on the lights.
In an instant, his apartment immediately lit up and Ren Baqian felt that it was somewhat glaring.
At this moment, the empress was wearing the same red dress she had worn when she returned previously to the other world. She was also wearing a pair of black flat shoes and seemed to have the vibe of a modern person.
It was just that her hair in a bun together with a golden hairpin were somewhat mismatched with the clothes she was currently wearing.
The empress appeared to be aware of this problem and took the hairpin off her head, letting her hair fall freely.
Ren Baqian looked at the clock on the wall and it was 1:20 AM.
At this moment, it was only around 8PM in Dayao.
The two of them still needed to adjust to the difference in time.
"Three days over here is equivalent to one day in Dayao," the empress eyed Ren Baqian and confirmed. She was already aware of this issue the previous time. Because after staying two and a half days on Earth, only twenty hours had passed in Dayao.
Ren Baqian nodded.
"It is actually a good idea to cultivate here. However, Earth is too dirty," the empress said after thinking it through.
Her nose constantly felt uncomfortable the last time she had been here for a few days.
If it wasn't for her strong body constitution, anyone else who suddenly came to such an environment would definitely contract rhinitis.
Ren Baqian spread open his hands and said, "This is an inevitable process of technological development. We gain some and lose some. Perhaps, in a few years' time, this world will return to its original state."
It might be even better, or even worse. Nobody could predict what would happen in the future.
However, along with the improvement in technology, people's understanding of the environment had also improved a lot. Ren Baqian was more inclined to believe that the future would be an even better place.
"Your Majesty, take a rest now. I will bring Your Majesty around tomorrow," Ren Baqian said.
The next morning, before Ren Baqian got up, the empress was already sitting on the sofa with her legs curled up while watching the news.
With regards to awareness of this world, besides what Ren Baqian had introduced her, the only other way she obtained information was from the news.
Ren Baqian leaned on the wall and looked at the empress who was sitting on the sofa. There was also this peculiar feeling in his heart.
It was the feeling of having a first love that came late.
Although he was very afraid of the empress in the beginning and also felt the empress's imposing and cold aura, but these days, such feelings had begun to fade. He would feel a rush of excitement every time he saw the empress.
Any guy would probably not reject such a woman who not only picked him as a husband, but also, retracted all her shrewdness.
"I am hungry." The empress looked back at Ren Baqian's gaze.
"Okay." Ren Baqian beamed, turned around, and headed to the kitchen to prepare breakfast.
Ren Baqian prepared porridge before he fried eggs he only had these ingredients at home. By now, the vegetables which he had bought when the empress was here the last time, had already rotted.
"Fire." The empress's cold voice came through. Ren Baqian immediately turned around looked all over the place but there wasn't any sign of fire.
"Downstairs." The empress said again and only then did Ren Baqian ran out of the kitchen. As expected, there was already smoke rising from the apartment downstairs.
Ren Baqian was unsure if there was anyone downstairs. He hurriedly ran up and called the fire department. At the same time, he rested his upper body on the window and looked downwards. It was the unit right below his, on the sixth story.
Ren Baqian also saw that there was someone leaning out of the window. It was a woman.
"I have already called the fire department," Ren Baqian shouted.
"Save me, I can't open the door and can't run out. I beg you to pass me a rope," the woman downstairs looked up and begged him earnestly.
From her voice, she didn't sounded old. But, he couldn't tell from her appearance as the smoke had already blackened her entire face.
Ren Baqian turned his head to take a look, why would he have a rope at his apartment.
"Your Majesty, can you help me out?" Ren Baqian turned his head and asked the empress.
Even though he didn't know the household downstairs, he couldn't possibly let a woman face such a huge fire alone. It was just a very slight effort needed from him. If he could save someone, he should definitely do so. After all, he was a good Samaritan.
The empress's emotions were stirred. The person downstairs wasn't an aboriginal. Furthermore, she heard the voice, and it was a woman.
However, since Ren Baqian requested it, she nodded her head nevertheless.
"I will have to inconvenience Your Majesty to break open the door." Ren Baqian expressed his gratitude. Then, he hurriedly ran out to the corridor and opened the fire hydrant cabinet to take the fire extinguisher out. After which, he ran to the sixth story.
The empress followed closely behind him.
By this time, there was already someone at the sixth story. It was unknown whether this person was from next door or from downstairs. A middle-aged man was using a hammer to smash open the door lock.
"Allow me." Seeing the situation, he placed the fire extinguisher aside. At first, he thought of getting the empress's help to break the door lock into pieces with just a slap. But presently, there was somebody else present, and he couldn't deal with the issue that way.
Luckily, he could exert about 700 newtons of force and felt that he should be slightly stronger than that middle aged man. He grabbed the hammer from the middle-aged man and after two pounds, he smashed the knob that was already somewhat tottering. But after smashing it, the door was still unopened. He only managed to smash the knob, that's all.
"There's someone inside. Is there a rope, I will slip the rope in for her to climb out," Ren Baqian told the middle-aged man.
"I have a rope." After getting the hammer snatched by Ren Baqian and turning to see the empress dressed in red, the middle-aged man couldn't take his eyes off her.
Until the empress's expression began to turn so cold that the middle aged man shivered, he didn't know why the feeling of fear began to emerge in his heart and subconsciously shifted his gaze away.
At this moment, he heard what Ren Baqian said and immediately responded. Following which, he hurriedly ran downstairs to retrieve the rope.
After he left, a spotlessly white hand swatted at the position of the door lock. A "bang" was heard and the chain, with the iron around it immediately dented. Soon after, the components of the lock flew into the house.
After swatting, the empress turned around and walked away. Ren Baqian remained expressionless for a while before he reached out and pulled the door open. Flumes of thick smoke and flames directly spurt out, and the shoe cabinet at the doorway had caught fire as well.
Ren Baqian couldn't care less about other stuff and immediately used the fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.
That middle aged man came back with a rope in his hand and realized that the door was already open. He was momentarily stunned but promptly picked up the nearest fire extinguisher, and began to aid Ren Baqian's effort.
After exhausting two canisters of fire extinguisher, the flames in the living room had been put out. Only the kitchen was still on fire. A girl came running out with her face full of soot. Following which she knelt on the ground and gasped for air.
"Waaaaaaa! I thought I was going to die just now." That girl wailed loudly. At this moment, Ren Baqian heard her voice and looking at her, he reckoned that she was only about seventeen or eighteen years old.
"Fortunately, you are fine. The fire department will be here right away," Ren Baqian casually said. Since she was fine, there wasn't a need for him to stay any longer.
When Ren Baqian returned to his apartment, the empress was already sitting on the sofa. She only shot a glance at him when he came back.
Ren Baqian looked at the porridge, and fortunately, nothing happened to it.
He went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. His face was filled soot, and black and white lines alternated across it.
By the time he finished washing up and changing into a fresh set of clothes, the fire department had already arrived.
Ren Baqian and the empress were quietly having their breakfast while a group of people gathered downstairs after the fire was put out. They were discussing how the entrance door became like that. The original placement of the handle had been completely smashed inwards, and a big portion of the entrance door was concaved.
Even if a sledgehammer was used on such a door, it was impossible to smash it till it reached this state. Not to mention that a single-handed, ordinary hammer was used.
After they finished their meal, Ren Baqian tidied up the bowls and chopsticks. Then, he took out his phone and made a call. Now, the empress required an identity card. Otherwise, trouble would become a constant companion.
"I need to buy an identity, a real identity. I don't want a fake one," Ren Baqian began to speak once the call got through.
"We don't do such business." On the other end of the phone was the place that Ren Baqian had bought his guns from the previous two times. Ren Baqian really didn't want to trouble Chen Qing anymore. Since the other party could set up a firearms business privately in the country, his connections would presumably be wide enough. Settling an identity card shouldn't be a big issue.
In any case, Ren Baqian didn't have the right social connections. He had the money but didn't know who should he stuff it towards. Also, he didn't have the time to bribe these people.
"20,000 yuan. You just have to tell me who should I look for. After that, inform the person about this issue first."
The other party remained silent for a while before saying, "Okay."
In order to get a real identity, he would need to provide the other party with things like the empress's name and photograph. And even though the other party seemed like intelligent people, Ren Baqian still couldn't trust them and was afraid of getting into trouble later on. Most importantly, people would be very wary just based on the nature of business alone.
The other party had to find someone that was within the nation's system. So long as they followed the procedures of registering an unregistered resident and created a legal identity for the empress, it would save them a lot of trouble in the future.