"That was it?" Li Du asked, startled. No wonder those guys wanted to snatch his notebook.
That had been too close. Fortunately, the little bug had absorbed all the time energy of the notebook, destroying. He couldn't imagine what would have happened if they had gotten ahold of it.
Using this as a lesson, in the future he would use the little bug's ability cautiously. Those guys didn't immediately snatch the notebook because he had been pressed under them. That was lucky.
The security guard thought for awhile and said, "Wait, there's more. The reason they came to 'teach you a lesson' was because somebody told them to. I remember his name was 'Fran Bald' or"
"F*ck! It really was Frank Boll!" Hans yelled.
"That's right, that's his name." The security guard aggressively nodded his head. "That Frank Boll mentioned that he had beaten by you before, but now since his men have increased, there's nothing to be scared of. That's why he wants to teach you a lesson."
Li Du's face was dark. Very good, he thought, seems like Boll and York will never give up unless they face death. He couldn't believe that they still hated him so much, and would do anything to get their revenge.
However, Li Du was not truly friendly towards them either. He had only wanted them to lower their guards so he could seize the opportunity to take them down. That was why he had shown kindness to them.
After revealing all the information, the security guard asked carefully, "So, now that I have said everything I know to you guys, can you please delete the video?"
Li Du took out the phone, but Hans stopped him. "Is that all?"
"That's all the information that will be very useful to you," the security guard said.
Hans sneered, "I don't think so. We could already guess all this info. Give us something that we don't know yet."
"Hey," the security guard panicked, "you guys didn't keep your word!"
Hans pinched his shoulder and said, "Keep our word? You wanna talk about that? You accepted our cigarette and yet you let our brother get beaten up? How about that?!"
"I really didn't know something like that would happen!" the security guard shouted.
"Yeah right," Hans waved his hand impatiently. "Go to hell and explain it to your boss."
The security guard realized that he was in a bad situation, so he tried to snatch away the phone.
Godzilla has been waiting for this moment. He took a big step forward and pressed the security guard against the car like a nail being pinned down.
"You tricked our boss, so you should be beaten up too!" he said with a wicked glare.
"Come on," Hans said, "let's go. Send his boss both the video and the audio."
"Audio?" Li Du asked curiously.
Hans took out a recording pen from his shirt and smiled. "Haha, I was fully prepared."
The security guard cried in desperation and begged, "Please let me go this time. I need this job to stay alive!"
"When my brother was beaten and humiliated by them in the facility, why didn't you 'let him go' too? If only you had come to us," Hans hummed, "none of this would have happened!"
"Right, d*mn it, we were only 600 feet away, and yet you let them hit our boss like nothing? F*cking d*mn it!"
The treasure hunters and the storage company had always had a good relationship. Furthermore, Li Du and Hans were members of the Hundred Thousand Club, so they could easily gain more detailed information.
Hans searched online for the contact number and email of the boss from the storage company. After reaching the hotel, he immediately turned on his laptop and sent the video and audio to them. He then made a phone call to the company's boss.
"Hello, Mr. Carlos, I am Hans Fox, a member of the Association and a member of the Hundred Thousand Club. I am calling to inform you that one of your guards was receiving bribes!"
The company boss replied immediately, saying that, "I understand, Mr. Fox. I'll handle it by myself. I will never let this kind of thing happened again!"
On one side was a low-ranking staff member who received bribes; while on the other side was a member of high-class club who was going to attend his auction. The company boss knew which side was more important to him.
On the morning of the 18th, Li Du and the others woke up and got ready to attend the auction. The treasure hunters from Flagstaff were alongside him; the huge party of people went into a restaurant to have breakfast.
After finishing their meals and leaving, Hans was praising the restaurant: "That restaurant has proven itself as the best breakfast place in Page. Everything was delicious" They noticed a bunch of people were walking toward them. Hans stopped talking once he realized who they were.
The world was definitely a small one, and God wasn't favoring the Flagstaff treasure hunters at all. The bunch of people were the treasure hunters from California; namely, the group of guys who had beaten up Li Du the day before.
Both parties saw each other and their faces went pale.
Among the Californian treasure hunters, Stanley the skinny white man was still the one leading the group. Ted and the others surrounded him, forming a group with around 15 people. Li Du glanced at them and realized that those from yesterday were all present.
However, the number of people on their side was over two times larger than their groupmore than 40 people.
Some of the Californian started to panic after noticing all of them; they unconsciously moved backwards.
Hans, face dark, spoke with his teeth clenched: "D*mn, looks like God did do us a favor letting us meet these d*mn guys so soon. Li, let's finish them!"
Li Du stopped him and said, "Don't get too excited. We're in the middle of the town. If a fight breaks out, we'll end inside the police station. We could miss the auction too. So, we'll let them go for now."
Li Du was more furious than Hans was after seeing them. But he cooled himself down because he thought that now was not the time to take action.
Not only that, but there were also police patrolling all over town; he couldn't ask the men behind him to follow him into a fight that easily either.
It was true that Turis and his men treated him as a leader, but they hadn't seen what happened last night. They didn't know that their leader had been beaten badly by these guys. It was obvious that they wouldn't have the hatred and rage towards them that Li Du and his crew did.
If the fight really happened now, the Flagstaff treasure hunters would not give it their all.
Stanley realized that their opponents weren't about to start up a fight, so he felt relieved. One of his men gave Li Du the finger and teased, "Hey Chinaman, did you enjoy our fists last night?"
Hans wanted to charge forward, but Li Du stopped him firmly.
On the other side, Californian Stanley kicked the provoker, and oppressed his anger. "Shut up, you idiot!"
To be able to become the leader of the group, he must have had a certain level of high intelligence. Stanley knew very well why Li Du wasn't starting a fight, but he also knew that they shouldn't offend him either. Right now, it was best to do nothing.
Given the circumstances, he didn't want to provoke those guys. In case a fight really happened, their group was smaller, and would get the worst of it. Besides, they would also miss the auction.
Unlike those hunters from Flagstaff, they came from California; their journey was much longer.
Page was located at the northeastern edge of Arizona; they had crossed over almost two entire states just to get here. The cost was high and so was the risk. If they didn't get something valuable during the auction, they would lose lots of money.
So, he stopped those who wished to provoke Li Du and use an awkward smile to greet them. "Hello, friends from Flagstaff. Good morning."
"Eat sh*t!" said Hans and spat on him.
The Californians were enraged, but Stanley stopped them too.
After the other party had gone, one of the Californians was dissatisfied. "Why should we be scared of them? The police were just around the corner. They wouldn't dare touch us, right?"
Stanley glared at the man. "You idiot," he shouted, "who says we were afraid of them? What's the point in starting up a fight now? We should do that during the auction later. It will be fun if they respond!"