The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 230
Chapter 230: Counterattack
Chapter 230: Counterattack
Translator: YHHH Editor: Book_Hoarder
At this moment, a piece of white cloth was placed on the bed. There was a pile of things in it, but he couldn't clearly see what was in there.
Ren Baqian thought about it and he had nothing worth stealing. There was about a thousand yuan in his wallet, and it didn't matter if they took it away. As for those cards, it was unlikely for anyone to guess the passwords, and he could just re-apply again the following day.
He suddenly thought of a matter, it seemed there were some pieces of jade left. Although they weren't worth much, they were still worth about two million yuan in total. But, previously after selling the precious stones, he didn't sell the jade pendants because the selling price was too low.
However, it didn't matter. It was no big deal if the jade pendants, worth two million yuan were lost. Anyway, the police should be able to catch the culprits if this loss was reported to the police.
As for the phone, Ren Baqian remembered there were some photographs he had taken of the empress and he actually needed to get it back.
Ren Baqian thought for a while, it was just a small request and isn't difficult to comply with. The phone could not be sold for much money anyway.
The other guy pondered, what would happen if a police report was made? He couldn't help saying, "What do you intend to do?"
"You will get half when we see each other," Ren Baqian offered. Of course, it would be too obvious if he said he only wanted the phone.
The other two men looked at each other and nodded, "Alright."
Ren Baqian reached out his hand to switch on the lights and the two guys immediately shouted, "Do not switch on the lights!"
"It is alright, I have been watching this house for a long time and there is rarely anybody at home," Ren Baqian said casually.
The two people certainly knew that Ren Baqian was saying was true, otherwise, they wouldn't be here at this time.
"All the stuff are over here, these are the few things we want and you can choose a few items from the rest." One of them directly grabbed a few pieces of the jade pendants. Although they didn't really know their value, these types of jade pendants generally fetched good prices most of the time.
Ren Baqian's eyes swept inside the room and assessed them as things not too important to him. Things such as contracts and the like were scattered around the room.
"The wallet doesn't have much cash, but I still choose the wallet." Ren Baqian stood at the doorway and didn't move as the two guys inside were holding a knife each.
Having his wallet back would save him the trouble of re-applying for credit and identity cards.
That big guy threw the wallet to Ren Baqian's feet.
"What you have taken are jade pendants? Those should be good stuff. This being the case, let me make some small money, I want the phone." Ren Baqian continued saying.
The phone slid across the floor to his legs.
Ren Baqian heaved a sigh of relief as the rest of the things didn't matter to him.
"He is the owner! The photograph on the table is of him!" Just when Ren Baqian was feeling relaxed, the other guy in the room suddenly shouted in surprise.
Ren Baqian cursed under his breath, he suddenly remembered the photograph he had taken with the empress in Turkey. He displayed it on the table after developing the film previously.
He would not have switched on the light had he known this would happen.
The big guy became ferocious after hearing this, "This rascal, you are courting death."
"You are only here to steal things, do you want to be murderers too? If you get caught for stealing, the sentence at most is three or two years, as for murder it's the death penalty!" Ren Baqian said evenly.
Upon hearing this, the two were stunned and stopped their original intention to charge at him.
This was the first time they had encountered such a scenario and this rascal was simply too calm.
If they had not seen this rascal clutching a kitchen knife, they would have thought they were encountering a tough guy.
However, Ren Baqian's calm discourse impressed the two guys as someone of caliber, and they secretly admired him. Initially, he pretended to be their counterpart and was able to say such words at this point in time.
Ren Baqain's calmness also influenced the two of them.
"You are right, we seek wealth, not lives." The big guy nodded.
"That's it then, the wallet and phone are useful to me, the rest doesn't matter." Ren Baqian smiled.
"You are quite a character, take this as me offending you, we do not want anything else and will leave," the big guy said.
Ren Baqian observed the two men while picking up his phone and said, "In that case, I will not report this to the police."
The big guy suddenly went berserk, charged at Ren Baqian and stabbed his knife at him.
"Fc*K!" Ren Baqian was shocked by the sudden change. Wasn't it settled?
His reaction wasn't slow, and he managed to dodge aside at once.
After experiencing so many problems, he was still a weak chicken and had not improved much on his physical aspect. However, he would not panic when facing danger and could remain calm in order to avoid the dagger.
"Why?" Ren Baqian couldn't understand why the other party changed his mind?
"Only a dead man wouldn't report this to the police!" That big guy hissed and aimed his dagger at Ren Baqian.
Ren Baqian's head was filled with questions.
No matter whatis killing anyone worth it?
What he said wasn't wrong, unless the other side wanted to kill him from the start. Otherwise, it didn't make a single bit of sense.
He didn't know what the hell was going on and had no time to figure it out. But, he narrowly escaped the danger and turned his knife towards the other party's hand.
Ren Baqian's ferocious nature was also aroused, he had killed before and couldn't afford to be as meek as a lamb at this moment.
Ren Baqian thrust his kitchen knife quickly and fiercely as the other guy's hand came across. That big guy wasn't able to retract his hand in time, and it was cut off by Ren Baqian, making him cry out and holding his arm.
"Fuzi!" The other guy rushed out of the room and was shocked by the scene. He took out a dagger and stabbed at Ren Baqian.
Ren Baqian dodged the knife with difficulty but was slashed on the rib. The pain went straight to his brain and he grunted.
This guy aimed his dagger at Ren Baqian's neck, and at the same time, the guy who was called Fu Zi used his left hand to pick up the dagger despite the pain.
On seeing the two guys attacking him together, Ren Baqian quickly shouted, "Help, save me." He turned around and run.
Upon hearing Ren Baqian's shouts, the other two men became anxious and started chasing Ren Baqian downstairs with their knives. It was pitch-dark downstairs and their eyes couldn't adjust to the darkness. They practically couldn't see anything.
At this moment, Ren Baqian suddenly stopped running and swung his kitchen knife backward. He cut straight down from the neck of the person chasing him and blood spurted like a fountain.
That guy went limp and fell down without a sound.
Ren Baqian's palms were sweating, but it wasn't because that he killed someone. But, it was because he was involved in a real hand to hand fight with real knives. It was really scary, and his heart almost jumped out of his chest.
At this time, Fuzi, the man with the severed hand, came downstairs and saw the other guy lying on the ground. He immediately backtracked and ran.
Ren Baqian let out a long breath and slowly followed him upstairs. He was thinking whether this could be considered as a legitimate self-defense?
It should be fine to report to the police?
He wasn't afraid of anything, but, he was afraid of being detained for a few days. If that was the case, he would be in deep trouble. He wouldn't have a way to explain his disappearance during the detention period.
That guy pointed the dagger at Ren Baqian as trembled all over. His face was covered with sweat, either from pain or fear. The original plan was to kill Ren Baqian to stop him from spilling the beans, but one of them was unexpectedly killed by Ren Baqian.
Blood was also simultaneously spurting out from his wrist.
"If you do not go to the hospital, I reckon that you will bleed to death," Ren Baqian kindly reminded him.
His killing of that guy should be considered self-defense, but it would be hard to define if this guy were to bleed to death here. After all, Ren Baqian was worried about getting into trouble as well.
That big guy stared at him fiercely and charged at him with the knife again.
However, with only one hand, which was not the right hand he usually used, he was no match for Ren Baqian and was slashed on the chest with the kitchen knife. He fell straight down, but he was still alive and bleeding profusely. His ribs were probably cut through.
Then, Ren Baqian cooled down and picked up the phone to call the police.
"There were two people who entered my house to steal and tried to kill me with knives in order to silence me. One was accidentally killed by me and the other is half-dead." Ren Baqian also gave them the address.
Following this, he made a call to Chen Qing.
Chen Qing sleepily answered the call, "Big brother, what is the time now?"
"I have killed someone!" This sentence from Ren Baqian woke him up instantly and he continuously asked, "What is the situation? Where did it happen? Does anyone know?"
Hearing Chen Qing's words gave Ren Baqian a warm feeling, he was indeed a friend. His first response was not to get the police to apprehend him, but to help him think of ways to deal with the problem.
"Two burglars came to my house to steal and ferociously attacked me with a knife. They wanted to kill and silence me. In the struggle, I killed one and the other is seriously injured," Ren Baqian said unhurriedly.
"Are you alright?"
Ren Baqian heard the sound of Chen Qing heaving a sigh of relief on the other end of the phone.
"My palms are sweating, and I am frightened to death." Ren Baqian sighed deeply.
"Are you injured?" Chen Qing was surprised. From what he knew, Ren Baqian had never fought before, and he was actually able to tackle two guys armed with knives. What more, with one being killed?
"Do you wish I was hurt?" Ren Baqian said grumpily. "I have already reported it to the police, quickly come and get me out."
"Rest assured, everything's fine. I will be there soon." Chen Qing tried to soothe him and then hanged up the phone.
Ren Baqian leaned against the wall and sat down. He seemed to be calm when talking to Chen Qing on the phone, but his heart seemed like it was about to jump out of his chest.
Holding a knife and fighting with someone.
It's simply too thrilling,
It's simply too exhilarating.
Ren Baqian experienced a spike in adrenaline and was both excited and scared.
The police acted very fast and were in the neighborhood within six or seven minutes. Following which, they went upstairs to knock on his door.
Ren Baqian then went down to open the door and almost slipped due to the blood on the floor.
As soon as the police came in, they saw a man lying prone on the stairs and he was covered with blood.
"There is one more person upstairs." Ren Baqian pointed upstairs.
Two police officers, one on the left and one on the right, controlled and interrogated him over the incident, while two other persons went upstairs to investigate the scene.
Ren Baqian recounted the whole incident, including the words that they exchanged. With an innocent and scared look, he pointed at the person lying prone on the floor and said, "There are some jade pieces in his pocket. If they just wanted my things, I would have complied, but they wanted my things and also to silence me. I am scared to death."
The two policemen recorded the narration of the incident with a voice recorder. An ambulance came and took those two guys away while Ren Baqian went along to the police station.
On entering the police station, the identities of the two burglars were already discovered. They were wanted for a massacre in some other city and had fled here.
This explained why they wanted to kill Ren Baqian in order to silence him.
So long as Ren Baqian made a police report and described their appearances, they would immediately be hunted and caught. It was a case of "might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb" and that was why they wanted to silence Ran Baqian.
Unexpectedly, they encountered a tough time here.
More than a dozen minutes later, Chen Qing arrived at the police station, enquired about the whole incident, patted Ren Baqian on the shoulders and gave him a thumbs up. Most people who encountered such an incident would have panicked. It wasn't easy to escape with his life, and yet he was able to counterattack them.
By the time he gave his statement and waited for the report, it was already early morning by the time Chen Qing and Ren Baqian finally left the police station.
In fact, the police had made their conclusions at the crime scene, and Ren Baqian directly slept on the table in the interrogation room for the last few hours.
For an ordinary person to encounter such an incident and yet was still able to sleep, it was a behavior admired deeply by the policemen who saw it.
"I am hungry, let's go for breakfast?" Ren Baqian turned his head to ask Chen Qing after coming out of the police station.
Chen Qing looked at him with a strange expression and said, "The average person would be feeling very uneasy, especially with such a bloody and thrilling scene. You could sleep and eat. People who don't know you might think you are a recidivist."
"Why should I let this matter make me lose my appetite and sleep?"
"Don't forget this matter is not over yet, better wait a while and not leave S City before the verdict is out. Normally, you should still be detained inside," Chen Qing said. The situation appeared to be stable and Chen Qing had made use of his network. Otherwise, there was no way Ren Baqian could have been released so quickly.
But he still needed to follow the required procedures.