Chapter 311 The Creepy Chinese Medicine Shop 1
Xie Yuqing was quiet on the road, so Ye Shaoyang tried to start a conversation, “Going home to sleep?”
“Where else should I sleep? At your place?” Xie Yuqing intended her words to be sarcastic, but she quickly realized that it sounded inappropriate . She hunched in shame as she hastened her steps .
As soon as they got to her car, Xie Yuqing opened the car door and slipped in . Before she could close the door, Ye Shaoyang suddenly grabbed her hand .
Xie Yuqing pushed his hand away as she yelled, “Pervert! What do you want?”
A shiny coin dropped from her hand and fell to the ground . Ye Shaoyang picked it up and tossed the coin to Xie Yuqing, “This is the Great Coin of Molding . Draw some blood from your tongue and spit on it if you are in danger . It can save your life . ”
“This…” Xie Yuqing realized that she had overreacted . “I still have the talisman paper you gave me; do I still need this?”
“The talisman paper is not as powerful as this one . I’m a little worried that the sorcerer might want to harm you . I’ll be less worried if you keep this with you . ” Ye Shaoyang waved his hand at her, “Now go . Just be careful . And before I forget, you look real pretty today . ”
Xie Yuqing’s heart skipped a beat . Just before she managed to throw him a smile, Ye Shaoyang added, “Don’t waste such a pretty look, go find yourself a date now . ”
This instantly triggered Xie Yuqing . She glared at him angrily before she stepped on her pedal and drove away .
It was already late in the night when Ye Shaoyang got back . The trio did not talk much, and they all went into their own rooms to get a good rest .
Ye Shaoyang thought hard while he was lying on his bed . A plan started to take shape in his mind .
The trio woke up the next morning . While they were enjoying their breakfast, Xie Yuqing called .
“Hey, how was the date yesterday?” Ye Shaoyang jokingly asked once he picked up the phone .
There was a pause on the other side of the phone, before Xie Yuqing coldly replied, “I’ll hang up if you are not in the mood for serious business . ”
“I’m listening . ”
Xie Yuqing paused again before she said, “I’ve found some information on Mister Hu . ”
Ye Shaoyang was pleasantly surprised, “That quick?”
“It’s an easy job . His Chinese medicine shop is registered with the Business Department . I can easily trace him with our system . The shop owner is Hu Wei, thirty years old . He is a local, from Stone City . He lives in the suburb . His parents passed away, so he is the only one in the family . His shop is named ‘Yang Ren Tang’, and he started the business with a hundred thousand Yuan . I’ll send you his photo now . ” Xie Yuqing said .
“Got it . Thanks, beautiful . I owe you a big meat bun . ” Ye Shaoyang tried to be nice .
Xie Yuqing was not bothered as she continued, “Since he is a local, it is much easier to track him . Do you want me to find out his connections?”
“Sure, but be careful, don’t get caught . ”
Xie Yuqing sneered, “I’ve sent two men to watch him . I’ll let you know if they find out anything interesting . What is your next move?”
“Let me think about it . I’ll tell you once I have a good plan . ”
“Okay . ” Xie Yuqing hung up without uttering another word .
Ye Shaoyang briefed his companions about the situation before he announced his plan, “I thought of a plan last night . There are two sections to it that must run simultaneously . On one side, we must find out Hu Wei’s background, but on the other side, we will try to contact him . We’ll pretend to be rich businessmen who are interested in buying a few child spirits . This way, we might be able to find out the sorcerer he is working for .
The duo immediately agreed with the plan . Zhuang Yu-Ning said, “Should I send Xiao Ying to do that? She had bought some child spirits from Hu Wei before . Perhaps it will be easier . ”
Ye Shaoyang shook his head, “It’s too obvious, and we recently helped her find her child spirit . This won’t work . However, you can ask her for some information, such as Hu Wei’s demands when she sought his help .
Zhuang Yu Ning nodded .
Xiao Ma suggested, “How about Miss Zhou? Hu Wei will surely believe it . ”
Ye Shaoyang shook his head, “First, I’m not sure if the he knows about me and Zhou Jingru . Secondly, this might be a little too dangerous for her as a girl . I don’t want her to take the risk . ”
Xiao Ma suggested a few more names such as Li Duo and other classmates, but Ye Shaoyang disapproved . Ye Shaoyang had thought it through . Since Hu Wei was a local, he would know which person was wealthy . Simply sending a man who acted like a rich person would not be enough to fool Hu Wei, especially if the person was someone like Li Duo, who looked like nothing more than a poor loser .
“This candidate must be filthy rich, at least the top ten richest in Stone City . I’m not asking for this candidate to only buy a child spirit, but to make contact with the sorcerer behind Hu Wei . This guy must know a lot of rich guys, so he would not bother to entertain us unless our candidate is a wealthy person . ”
Zhuang Yuning mumbled as she stared at Ye Shaoyang, “How wealthy must our candidate be? Someone like Miss Zhou?”
“More or less . ”
Zhuang Yuning frowned, “That’s impossible . Stone City is a resourceful city, but there are not many families as rich as the Zhou family . There’s the Ma family, and…”
Ye Shaoyang waved his hand, “I’m considering the Ma family . ”
Zhuang Yuning’s mouth opened wide in surprise, “You… You know Young Boss Ma Cheng?”
Ye Shaoyang smiled, “Yes, and he owes me a favor . ”
Xiao Ma smacked his forehead, “Why didn’t I think of that dude with the same surname as me! Little Ye, you have thought this through, haven’t you?”
Ye Shaoyang nodded, “He is the best candidate . Nobody knows about what happened in his backyard, and we haven’t met after that . It would be hard to find out that we know each other . ”
Xiao Ma smirked, “You both are going after the same girl, so he will not help you . ”
Ye Shaoyang rolled his eyes in annoyance, “Can we not talk about this?”
Zhuang Yuning, “When do you plan to meet him?”
Ye Shaoyang thought for a while, “Tomorrow . I would like to explore the place beforehand . ”
“Is this… necessary?” Zhuang Yuning was a little worried, “If Hu Wei finds it out, and you send Mister Ma over tomorrow, wouldn’t he suspect something?”
Ye Shaoyang smiled, “Don’t worry, I have a plan . ”
Zhuang Yuning said, “Do you need me to come along? I have an event to attend today… . ”
“No worries; just go on with your own plan . I’ll bring Xiao Ma along . Just come back before it gets dark . ”
Now, Ye Shaoyang’s phone suddenly rang . It was a message . Ye Shaoyang clicked onto it . It was a photo of man in his thirties . He had a thick pair of eyebrows and a sharp chin .
“He looks ordinary . ” Xiao Ma commented .
Ye Shaoyang stared at him in disbelief, “Tell me, how would a not-so-ordinary man look like?”
Xiao Ma scratched his head, feeling a little embarrassed with the burn, “What are you looking at then?”
“You idiot, I’m trying to remember his face . ”