He nodded, "Yes… They are being blackmailed over their loved ones. Commander Zeus's underlings showed the pictures of people trapped in the company to their family members to shut their mouth in front of President"
"Thereby this city is divided into two groups, one who are voicing against the company as they don't have any loved one trapped while the other is obviously helpless one"
"What about the military?" She asked
"Sold out… Everyone is selfish…" He answered clicking his tongue.
Xiu Mei listened to the man opposite her and could hear the mockery in his voice. She stealthily looked at the women and kids sitting not too far from her. Indeed they are selfish, but isn't this what human nature is all about?
Most people from North City are not saying anything because they are helpless, worried for their loved ones while those who dared are killed by the terrorist group.
As the military is controlled by Kong Da, he has deliberately sent his own personal man in the name of the military. He is playing a cruel game by acquiring the land at a cheap price, carrying out illegal business without any restrictions, dividing the people, buying out loyalty and mass murders.
President Pang must have issued the orders under the influence of the military. They must have misguided her and faked a story.
In the upcoming presidential election, it's a sure shot win for Kong Wei as all the votes from North City will be his while his power in South City is already influential.
Xiu Mei wanted to help these people, her supercomputer brain has already come up with an idea. But to make it successful she needs support, weapons, fighters and a lot more. Instead of thinking emotionally she has to make a rational decision at this time.
As of now, she has to find Jianyu and leave the city ASAP. Later they will come back with one of the most dangerous team to annihilate this bloody kingdom of Kong's.
The man got up and looked inside the room where dead bodies of six terrorists were sprawled on the floor. "Well done, your skills are marvelous"
She looked up as he crouched down to check how they are killed. "Ruptured carotid artery on both sides of the neck. Impressive, requires quite a trick" He praised her skills and she nodded her head in acknowledgment.
Without saying anything to the helpless people she decided to drive out from there. Her priority is Feng Jianyu at the moment.
Call her selfish… She is ready to take the title.
Anything for her husband…
She unlocked the car and was about to get on the driver's seat when the crippled man approached her from behind. "Take me with you. I can be of great help"
She turned back with a raised brow. "I'd rather prefer going alone. Thanks for the information but look for someone else to take you back home"
"Scared of a cripple?"
"A person should not be judged by its disability but his brain"
"And I have an intelligent brain. I can help you in your search as my understanding of this place is better than yours"
"Search?" Her eyes flickered at his words. How does he know she is looking for someone?
"Anxiousness is written all over your face. A person only behaves like this when he/she has lost someone dear to him. Moreover, judging you by your clothes, fighting skills, and this fierce determination, you are no ordinary woman but someone special. Let me be with you on this journey"
Before she could give him any reply he opened the back door of the car and whistled. A brown 'German shepherd' and a Black 'Labrador retriever' came running out of nowhere and occupied the back seat of the car while he settled down at the passenger seat.
Xiu Mei "…."
"Relax, young lady. We won't harm you any way and trust me; with these trained soldiers no one can dare touch you" he flexed his head and answered peeking through the car window.
"Why do you want to come with me anyway?" She asked apprehensively before getting into the car.
Xiu Mei "…."
Don't know why but she accepted his offer quickly. Despite her trust issues problem, she decided to place her trust in this mysterious man. To survive in a place like this she definitely needs someone's support, and these two dogs are a double bonus for her. Maybe they can help her find Feng Jianyu. After all sniffing power of Labrador is incomparable.
As they traveled together they started interacting about the City and its problems. She got to know more about the illegal company set up by Kong's and their disgusting underhanded works carried inside this city.
"Young lady, you didn't tell me your name yet," He asked while feeding biscuits to his dogs and Xiu Mei avoided the question, "Young lady is a nice name. I would rather prefer to be addressed with this name"
"Oh!" He nodded his head and added "But you can call me 'ghost' and as I'm elder to you feel free to call me uncle ghost" She barely acknowledges him with a sound and concentrated on her driving.
"Yesterday night my car fell down the cliff and crashed into the jungle. Can you tell me the route towards the forest? I wanted to check the crash site first" Xiu Mei briefly explained to him the whole thing about car accident but didn't disclose Jianyu's identity. Disclosing the identity of such an influential businessman in this war zone can be a risk for him.
"Sure… I heard the crash last night and went to check. That was when these terrorists caught me and brought along with you" He nodded and took her through the safe route to avoid any more problems.
By the time they reached the crash site, it was dawning. But before she could go near the crash site 'Ghost' covered her mouth with palm and pulled her behind a tree.