Gu Shou threw Ren Baqian a set of official robes. If other people wore it, it might fit them just right, or slightly loose. However, if Ren Baqian wore it, it would look extremely huge on him.
Ren Baqian held it in his hands and prepared to find a tailor to alter it.
Originally, Teng Hulu and Tie Dao were like two enormous bodyguards standing behind him. However, when compared to Xiong Pi, they were insignificant. When they stood in front of Xiong Pi, they needed to raise their heads to look at him.
Even though Teng Hulu and Tie Dao had huge physiques, their heights were less than 1.75 meters, somewhat similar to Ren Baqian's. Their bodies, however, looked much more muscular and heavier than Ren Baqian's. They weighed at least 120 kilograms each.
However, when they were compared to Xiong Pi, they were like frail and delicate chickens.
Ren Baqian gave Xiong Pi's upper arm a nudge. It felt as though it was cast out of iron.
"Sir Ren, this is?" Teng Hulu and Tie Dao asked.
"This is Xiong Pi, he will be following me from now on. Both of you can go back first," Ren Baqian said, "Settle those animal hides, I still need them."
Teng Hulu and Tie Dao nodded their heads. Both of them belonged to the beast park in the first place. They followed Ren Baqian around every day because he would get into trouble easily if he went to the city alone. With Xiong Pi around, both of them did not need to worry about that anymore.
"What do all of you usually do in the bureau?" Ren Baqian asked Xiong Pi after Teng Hulu and Tie Dao had left.
"Drink, sleep, and practice our skills," Xiong Pi replied with his big mouth.
"Practice your skills? What skills?" Ren Baqian asked with curiosity and excitement.
"You'll know in due time." Xiong Pi led Ren Baqian past a row of houses. Behind the row of houses, there was a field. At this moment, there were five to six people on that field. Some of them were practicing their punching and kicking techniques. Their movements were very fast, powerful and ruthless. One person was lifting a stone block. The stone block looked like it weighed 120 kilograms. The person raised it and put it down on the ground, repeating the process over and over again. When Ren Baqian just arrived, this person was already drenched in sweat. He repeated the process for thirty times, Ren Baqian did not know how many repetitions he had already done.
"What do you usually do?" Ren Baqian asked. He was rather curious about Xiong Pi's strength. After all, there were very few Dayao people that possessed a physique like his. A person's strength might not be determined by his size. However, since Xiong Pi was specially asked by Gu Daxiong to follow him, he presumed that his strength must be top-notch.
"Sir, I think it's better for you to look from the side of the field, I don't want to injure you," Xiong Pi grinned. In front of him, there was a huge rock that had an area of 10 square meters. He stepped forward and hugged it with his arms. With a roar, he picked up the rock and raised it to his eye level. Then, he slowly placed it down and picked it up again, repeating the process over and over again.
Ren Baqian's mouth was agape. He was shocked by what he was seeing.
The huge rock weighs approximately 2 tons, how is he able to lift it up?
Furthermore, Xiong Pi was able to lift it up and place it down repeatedly. Suddenly, Xiong Pi let out a roar and threw the rock 3 meters up into the air.
"F*ck," Ren Baqian finally blurted out.
If the rock landed on an ordinary person, he or she would be thoroughly crushed.
Ren Baqian could still accept it if the rock that was thrown weighed 180 kilograms.
However, that rock actually weighed 2 tons. It was approximately the weight of a car.
Xiong Pi was able to catch it in a calm and unhurried manner. His legs bent slightly, displaying the posture of cushioning an impact. Following which, he threw it up into the air and caught it again.
When the person that was lifting the stone dumbbell saw what Xiong Pi did, he stopped what he was doing. After all, the stone dumbbell that he was lifting weighed only 120 kilograms while Xiong Pi's one weighed 2 tons. If that's the case, what's the point of continuing to lift the stone block? He would only bring embarrassment to himself.
"Alright, you can stop," Ren Baqian yelled quickly. Look at the way Xiong Pi trained, he felt slightly dizzy. He felt that a freshly-baked pizza would appear in front of him sooner or later.
If Xiong Pi's skin was green in color, he would look exactly like the Hulk.
When Xiong Pi heard Ren Baqian's voice, he turned around and left. He did not even bother to catch the rock, which smashed heavily to the ground and caused the ground to tremble.
"Let's go and alter the official robe." Ren Baqian stared at Xiong Pi. Even after throwing and catching a rock that weighed two tons for a few times, he did not break a sweat.
Now that he had Xiong Pi following him, Ren Baqian was no longer scared of people knocking into him. With a huge fellow like Xiong Pi behind him, no one would be blind enough to knock into him.
Xiong Pi's physique was rather intimidating to even Dayao people. Everywhere he walked, he would receive attention.
Zhulian District mainly comprised of governmental offices. There were very few residences and shops. Therefore, Ren Baqian led Xiong Pi to Goujiazhai District. Goujiazhai had more residences and it should be easier for him to find a tailor shop.
The moment Ren Baqian stepped foot upon the main street of Goujiazhai District, he saw his shaved ice shop. There were already many people sitting in it. All of them were eating shaved ice to relieve themselves of the summer heat. Now was only early afternoon. There would be many more customers if it was late afternoon.
"Qingshan!" Ren Baqian yelled.
"Hey, Sir Ren!" Shi Qingshan raised his head and yelled. His loud voice caused dust to fall from the shaved ice shop's roof.
"Lower your volume, don't speak so loudly." Ren Baqian rubbed his ears and said, "Give me two bowls of shaved ice, any fruit will do." Following which, Ren Baqian found an empty table and sat down.
"Sit here," Ren Baqian patted an empty stool beside him and said.
"I will stand," Xiong Pi shook his head and replied.
"Sit down, this is an order," Ren Baqian insisted Xiong Pi sit down. It did not make any sense for Xiong Pi to stand while he was sitting. He still needed Xiong Pi to protect him in the future.
Upon seeing Ren Baqian's insistence, Xiong Pi slowly sat down on the stool.
The rectangular stool broke.
Xiong Pi quickly went into a horse stance. He stood up, scratched his head and said, "I think it's better for me to continue standing."
Ren Baqian was speechless.
It seemed that Xiong Pi had broken a few stools before in the past. He was experienced with this scenario.
Looking at Xiong Pi's body size, Ren Baqian called out to Shi Qingshan again, "Give me one more bowl of shaved ice."
When the third bowl of shaved ice was served, Ren Baqian chose his favorite toppings for it and gave the other two bowls to Xiong Pi. "These two bowls of shaved ice are for you, don't eat them too fast."
Ren Baqian found Xiong Pi to be slightly silly, behaving somewhat like Tong Jia.
By the time Ren Baqian finished half of his shaved ice, Xiong Pi had already finished his two bowls of shaved ice. He was licking his lips with a pleasurable look on his face.
"This is cooling," Xiong Pi smiled sheepishly.
Ren Baqian quickly finished up his remaining shaved ice. Following which, he raised his head and yelled for Shi Qingshan. "Qingshan, do you know where can I find a tailor shop?"
"Walk three hundred steps into that alley and you will find one."
"I'm leaving," Ren Baqian informed Shi Qingshan. Then, he led Xiong Pi to the direction that Shi Qingshan pointed at. Indeed, he saw an alley on his right. The alley was only two meters wide. Wooden houses were lined up along the two sides of the alley.
Ren Baqian and Xiong Pi walked into the alley. However, after walking a while, they still could not spot any signboard.
"Brother, may I know where is the tailor shop?" Ren Baqian asked a huge man who came out of his house to pour water.
"You have passed it, there it is." That man cast a glance at Ren Baqian, looked at Xiong Pi, and then pointed to a direction behind them.
Ren Baqian turned around to see where the tailor shop was. It was the third door from the entrance of the alley.
"Thank you, Brother." Ren Baqian chuckled. Then, he led Xiong Pi to that house.
The huge man looked at the back view of the two figures and scratched his head. It was very rare to see a Dayao man following behind a foreigner. Furthermore, given the physique of that Dayao man, he could be a fearsome warrior if he joined the army.