An earth-shaking, blood-curdling screech resounded through the air from the Turbo Drop in the amusement park.
As the machine descended rapidly, a man's safety belt suddenly broke, causing the man to almost fall out of his seat. Fortunately, the lady beside him held on to him.
The man wasn't the only one that was screaming. The other riders of the Turbo Drop were also screaming. Their screams were comparable to the man's.
After all, anyone would be scared out of their wits when they saw this kind of thing happening right beside them.
When the machine returned to the ground, every rider jumped out of it as though they were fleeing for their lives. The length of the long queue reduced to a few meters in an instant.
After all, who would dare to ride the Turbo Drop after this kind of thing happened?
Ren Baqian was breaking out in cold sweat. Even though he knew the empress would hold on to him, he was still scared stiff.
"Sir, are you alright?" a staff member ran up to Ren Baqian and asked.
"Am I alright? Do I look alright to you! Don't bother me! Let me walk on my own." Ren Baqian felt his legs turn to jelly
At this point in time, Ren Baqian wasn't the only one that had his legs turn to jelly. The staff members of the amusement park had their legs turn to jelly as well. Previously, something went wrong with the roller coaster, so it was currently under repair. However, they did not expect something bad to happen to the Turbo Drop so soon.
When the staff members saw Ren Baqian and the empress leave without saying anything, they couldn't stop them. No matter what these two intended to do in the future, it would be none of their business. The owner of this amusement park would be responsible for everything. These two might even be on their way to make a call to stir up trouble now.
When the owner of the amusement park rushed over to the Turbo Drop and saw the face of the victim on the monitor screen, he was baffled. Following which, his facial expression changed.
This was the same man that met with a mishap on the roller coaster. Now, it was him that again met with a mishap here. Was it a coincidence?
Furthermore, the reason behind both mishaps was the same. In both cases, the safety belts were severed.
Moreover, the man did not want any compensation or want to do a body checkup either time. He would leave without saying anything.
He would rather die than believe that these two people were mentally sound.
But how did the safety belts break? One had to know the safety belts weren't made of nylon, but metal. They simply couldn't be broken by a human.
Was it really a coincidence?
There was a balancing scale in the owner's heart. On one end, he felt that they were here to stir up trouble. On the other hand, he felt that it might really be a coincidence.
Right now, the balance scale kept on tipping. One moment, it tipped toward the left. The next moment, it tipped toward the right...
Ren Baqian cast a do-as-you-wish look at the empress.
The empress lowered her head and hesitated for a long while. She dug the balls of her feet into the ground, creating two small holes in the process.
Following which, she clenched her teeth, raised her head, and surged toward Ren Baqian.
"Oh!" Previously, he could smell the fragrance of the empress and the softness of her lips. This time around, however, all he could sense was pain. Tears began to well up in his eyes.
The empress's nose struck his nose directly. He did not know whether or not she did it on purpose.
Even though it seemed like a light touch, the hardness of the empress's body was comparable to steel. She did not feel anything, but Ren Baqian immediately covered his nose with tears welling up in his eyes. Blood and tears began to flow down his face like water.
After a while, Ren Baqian stuffed a hundred-yuan note in both his left and right nostrils. Then, he looked at the empress with glittering eyes.
Suddenly, Ren Baqian's face lunged forward.
She wouldn't cause any severe injury to me this time around, right?
Difficult the first time, easy the second.
The empress raised her chin slightly and the two blood-colored, tusk-like banknotes sticking out of Ren Baqian's nose poked directly against her face. Once again, Ren Baqian covered his nose with both his hands. This time around, tears were gushing out of his eyes.
This was the first time he experienced how painful it was to have two rolled-up banknotes plunged so deeply into his nostrils!
"I think I have to go to the hospital!" By now, Ren Baqian's eyes were brimming with tears. He pulled out the two rolled-up banknotes and threw them aside. His nose was feeling intense pain. Before, it was merely the bridge of his nose that hurt. Now, it was the inside of his nose that hurt. He reckoned that the two rolled-up banknotes might have pierced through his brain if he had exerted more strength.
If that really happened, his head would be literally filled with money.
When the empress saw Ren Baqian crying, a faint blush appeared on her face. She moved forward and gave Ren Baqian a gentle peck on his lips.
The blood on Ren Baqian's lips stained her lips. She extended her tongue outward and licked her lips clean. This time around, her face became even redder.
Feeling the softness of the empress's lip, Ren Baqian suddenly felt that he could endure the pain for a while more.
"Let's go to the Overturning Seas and Rivers." Ren Baqian pinched his nose and pointed to a ride far away, looking as though he was pointing to the stars while saying, "My conquest is the sea of stars."
(This is a line from Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a series of science fiction novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka.)
Suddenly, he thought of a refined line sung by a very famous musician: "Beyond the pots and pans in the present, there should be poetry and a girlfriend in our lives."
(The original line should be "Beyond the pots and pans in the present, there should be poetry and the far afield in our lives." It is a song by Xu Wei, a Chinese rock musician.)
Overturning Seas and Rivers was also a major ride. It had a 20-meter-tall frame that had seats for people to sit in. First, the riders would be lifted up into the air tens of meters above the ground. Then, they would be spun clockwise 720 degrees for two rounds and 720 degrees counterclockwise for another two rounds.
It was as thrilling as Turbo Drop. After all, it would spin 720 degrees in the air 20 meters above the ground.
Ren Baqian felt his limits were going to be tested once again.
However, the amusement park did not want his limits to be tested anymore.
When both of them arrived at the Overturning Seas and Rivers, they realized no one was queuing for it. After all, two mishaps had already happened in the amusement park today. Who would be stupid enough to continue trying such a dangerous ride?
The operator of the ride looked puzzledly at Ren Baqian, whose face was still stained with blood. He looked as though he had just been through a car accident.
"All the major rides in this amusement park have been closed down for inspection today."
"Ha! We can't do anything about it," Ren Baqian thought to himself. He did not know whether to feel glad or sorry.
With two mishaps occuring in a day, the owner would definitely terminate the major rides for inspection even if he was a fool.
The empress furrowed her eyebrows, looking slightly annoyed. The previous two rides weren't fun at all. Initially, she thought this ride would be fun when looking at it from afar.
After knowing Ren Baqian and the empress had left, the owner heaved a sigh of relief. Just now, when he heard that Ren Baqian and the empress were heading toward the Overturning Seas and Rivers, he immediately asked someone to close it down. He had no choice but to do so. After all, the two mishaps that occurred today had scared away all his customers.
At the same time, he was very sure that Ren Baqian and the empress were here to stir up trouble. It was a pity that he couldn't find any evidence. Otherwise, he would teach them a lesson.
However, he was still baffled. If these two persons were really here to stir up trouble, why didn't they seize the opportunity to blow up the matter? Why didn't they seek compensation from him?
Furthermore, the two safely belts did not look like they had been cleanly cut by someone. Rather, they looked as though they were haphazardly torn apart by something. He couldn't come up with a plausible reason for this.
However, no matter what, the amusement park's reputation had already been tarnished. If news about these two mishaps were to spread, he would lose a notable number of customers. Before news of this incident died down, the business of the amusement park would definitely be affected significantly.
Ren Baqian and the empress returned to his car.
Ren Baqian turned around and looked at the empress, feeling an urge to kiss her.
This must be what "getting greedy" meant.
Previously, the two kisses were merely superficial contact. He wanted to have a real kiss with her.
The empress seemed to be aware of Ren Baqian's intention and raised up one of her hands, looking as though she was preparing to give him a slap. What a pity.
Of course, if she really wanted to slap Ren Baqian, Ren Baqian would not be able to dodge it.
Obviously, this action was meant to intimidate Ren Baqian.
Ren Baqian grabbed her hand and placed it before his nose to sniff it. Then, he gave her fingers a gentle peck.
The empress's ears turned red again.
In a shy but graceful manner, she gave Ren Baqian's nose a slap.
"Let's go somewhere else in the future!" Brimming with tears, Ren Baqian tried to find something that he could use to stuff his nose with in a hurry.
Previously, you loved to slap my hands. Why did you change your target to my nose today? Your Majesty, where did you learn this move from? Ahhhh...