Published at 3rd of May 2023 11:05:57 AM

Chapter 246: 246 It’s an Order, Not a Request!

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246 It’s an Order, Not a Request!

“Don’t you get it? Since you’ve just arrived at the Black City, you have to follow the rules here.” Zhu Hanshuang said coldly.

As the largest merchant association in the Black City, it was filled with many spies. Such was expected of a local tyrant.

“Of course I know. Since you insist, I won’t pretend anymore.” Su Bai smiled and said nonchalantly.

Zhu Hanshuang couldn’t help but take a step back, looking wary of Su Bai and Bing Qingqing.

“Do you want to fight us?” Zhu Hanshuang asked.

“There’s no need for that.” Su Bai said and took out Black City’s search warrant.

Zhu Hanshuang was even more agitated when she saw the search warrant.

“Was it the governor’s intention for the search warrant? The Prestige Merchants Association has always been well-behaved in the Black City. What’s there to investigate?” Zhu Hanshuang narrowed her eyes.

“You don’t need to know.” Su Bai didn’t want to argue with Zhu Hanshuang.

The search warrant was already in place. If Su Bai was stopped, it would mean that the Prestige Merchants Association was going against the Black City.

No matter how many Beastmasters a small merchant association nurtured, they were still living under someone else. If they wanted to fight Black City head-on, it would depend on how capable they were.

Obviously, Zhu Hanshuang did not dare to take this risk. She said, “Follow me.”

After that, Zhu Hanshuang turned around and led Su Bai and Bing Qingqing to the underground casino.

The spacious hall was filled with people. Almost every gambling table was filled with people, and the cheers were followed by voices with dissatisfaction.

Soon, under Zhu Hanshuang’s lead, Su Bai and Bing Qingqing arrived at a VIP room in the casino. Inside was a fat middle-aged man wearing an exaggerated suit. He was Zhu Qing, the leader of the Prestige Merchants Association.

Zhu Qing was not surprised by Su Bai and Bing Qingqing’s arrival. On the contrary, he was smiling.

“The two of you have come all the way from the Great Wilderness City. Thank you for your hard work.”

“I’ll make it short. You’ve been in frequent contact with foreign personnel recently. Do you mind telling us what’s going on?” Su Bai said frankly.

Those who could do well in the Black City were all cunning old foxes. Su Bai would rather get straight to the point than beat around the bush.

“So you’re here for that matter.” Zhu Qing rubbed his greasy chin and laughed. “As a merchant association, we need a channel to purchase goods. It shouldn’t be a problem for us to contact foreigners, right?”

“Have you ever seen a businessman working behind closed doors?” Zhu Hanshuang chimed in.

“There’s no problem with getting in touch. Why don’t you show me your account book?” Su Bai asked.

Zhu Qing’s smile instantly disappeared, replaced by a dignified expression.

As an outsider, Su Bai’s words obviously had no weight. He dared to be so arrogant in front of the local tyrant, which aroused Zhu Qing’s great disgust.

But Su Bai was not here for a blind date. He didn’t care whether the other party disliked him or not.

“Are you sure you want to do that?” Zhu Qing threatened, “Back then, if not for my full support, Black City would have long become a dead city. Now, even the governor has to respect me, what right do you have?”

Su Bai said indifferently, “Mr. Zhu, I think you misunderstood me. I am ordering you, not asking.”

From the moment Su Bai stepped into the Prestige Merchants Association, he knew this place was a lion’s den.

The Prestige Merchants Association was the local tyrant here, but most of their business was legitimate. The underground casino was also approved tacitly by the Black City.

After all, there were so many unofficial Beastmasters gathered in Black City. It was a good thing for Black City that they had a place to vent their frustrations.

If there was really no problem with the Prestige Merchants Association. Su Bai was more and more interested in the reason outsiders were forbidden from entering the underground casino.

Bing Qingqing stood beside Su Bai and looked at the tense atmosphere. She was ready to summon her Beast at any time.

However, a strange thing happened. Zhu Qing suddenly smiled. It was completely different from his serious expression a second ago.

“A visitor is always our guest. There’s no need to make things so stiff.”

After saying that, Zhu Qing got someone to send over the account book.

The attendant handed a thick account book to Su Bai.

Su Bai skimmed through it. However, his spiritual power was constantly probing Zhu Qing and Zhu Hanshuang.

From the initial meeting to skimming through the account book, Zhu Qing looked like a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, and he could not hide the emotional fluctuations in his heart.

In the beginning, Zhu Qing was a little uneasy about their arrival, but as they continued to talk, he gradually became more disdainful.

Obviously, Su Bai and Bing Qingqing were just like kids in Zhu Qing’s eyes.

Zhu Hanshuang’s emotions had remained the same from the beginning to the end, which meant that she did not know about the collusion between the Prestige Merchants Association and foreigners.

The account book was just an excuse. Su Bai didn’t think he could see the loophole in the account book in front of a business tycoon.

“There’s no issue. It seems that we misunderstood Mr. Zhu.”

“Take care.”

Su Bai and Bing Qingqing then left the VIP room and walked out of the casino.

Zhu Hanshuang sent the two of them to the entrance of the merchant association and said with disdain, “I told you that there’s no problem with our merchant association. You can’t find anything wrong with us. Our merchant association sponsors Black City with a large sum of money each year. How heartless you are!”

Su Bai smiled and didn’t say anything. He thought, ‘If everything looks legal, why did Zhu Qing feel so uneasy at the beginning?’

From that, it seemed that there was no issue with Xu Qingshan’s intelligence. The Prestige Merchants Association was indeed colluding with foreigners, but Su Bai still needed to continue investigating who the other party was.

After leaving the Prestige Merchants Association, Su Bai let Bing Qingqing go back to the hotel alone. Then, he went to a fast food restaurant and waited until late at night.

During that period, not only was the Prestige Merchants Association not deserted, but it became even more lively. Wave after wave of Beastmasters entered the Prestige Merchants Association, a mix of good and bad people.

“It’s almost time.” Su Bai stood up and paid the bill. He went to an empty alley.

Dream Wing sat on his shoulder, covering Su Bai and disappearing into the air.

Then, Su Bai entered the underground casino of the Prestige Merchants Association with ease. When the attendant was bringing in the drinks, Su Bai sneaked into the VIP room.

As soon as Su Bai pushed open the door, he saw that there was more than one person in the room. There were actually two other mysterious people in cloaks.

“Mr. Zhu, why are you so worried? It’s just a bunch of ants who came knocking on your door. Look at your sorry state now.” One of the mysterious men sneered.

The chubby face on Zhu Qing’s face trembled slightly.

“Ants? They are from the Great Wilderness City! Zhu Qing raised his voice. “If it’s Black City, he would not dare to come even if I gave him guts. Today, the two who came are easy to deal with idiots, but what if the next time is difficult to deal with?!”

Su Bai smiled without saying anything. His waiting was not in vain. As he expected, he had gained something by accident.

Then, Su Bai enveloped the two mysterious people with his spiritual power.

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