Chapter 264 Exchange
Night was falling, and Dong Chenxuan and I were going up the river. Not long after we walked, we saw an ancient temple on the other side of the river upstream.
I think this should be where the other party wants us to come and exchange people.
There was a simple wooden bridge over the river, and we went straight to the entrance of the temple.
This ancient temple is nameless and has no plaque. It looks very old and broken, but it still has a special holy spirit.
Without any hesitation, we looked around and walked into the ancient temple.
At this time, the temple was quiet, but there were fireworks in the main hall, which showed that there were people in the temple. It seemed that we should not have come to the wrong place.
Soon, a young monk in a white robe came out of the main hall. He put his hands together and declared a dharma to the few of us. Then he made a gesture of invitation. "Amitabha, please come from the benefactors."
Dong Chenxuan and I looked at each other and walked in.
The hall looked very empty, with nothing but a big buddha.
Where is my friend? I want to see him first." As I surveyed the hall, I asked the young monk.
"Leave the person I want, and we will let your friend go." A hoarse voice suddenly came from the darkness, and then a tall figure came slowly from a corner.
This man was the pharaohs. I knew him the last time I fought with him.
"I said, I want to see my friend first." I looked at him and said coldly.
"See your friend? And you killed me?" The pharaohs chuckled. "No, no, no. I can't let you know where your friend is yet. You are too dangerous. I must ensure my own safety before I can let you see your friend."
"Then how do you want to exchange this girl with me?" I pointed at Zhang Wanru. "Just one word from you? I don't trust people like you."
"Of course, you won't believe me, just as I don't believe you either. I don't think you're really here to change people." Said the pharaohs calmly.
"If that's the case, there's no way to exchange it! Is there any way you can relieve us of each other's concerns?" I spread my hands and asked.
Since he has brought us here, he will not let this seemingly unpredictable exchange fail. At least he will not let us bring Zhang Wanru back. There is no doubt about that.
As for Little Fatty, it was pointless for them and could only be used as a bargaining chip. I don't think they would do anything to Little Fatty.
"How about this!" The pharaohs stroked his chin and thought for a moment. "I asked your friend to appear in this hall, and then I left with this little girl. Your friend will stay here. What do you think?"
"Okay." I nodded to accept his offer.
Seeing that I nodded, the pharaohs waved.
Soon, two young men in black robes came out from behind the buddha statue, and Little Fatty was taken out by them with knives.
It could be seen that Little Fatty had suffered a lot in their hands. He was beaten up so badly that his nose and face were bruised and swollen, almost all over his body, but it didn't seem to be a big deal. It was just a skin injury.
"Well, you've seen your friend too. Now, I'm leaving with this little girl." The pharaohs said and walked straight towards me.
Zhang Wanru was so scared that he quickly hid behind me.
"What? Are you going back on your word? Don't forget, your friend is still in my hands. If you go back on your word, I'll have someone kill him immediately. At that time, both sides will be hurt." Said the pharaohs with a chuckle.
"How can I guarantee that after you take this girl away, your people won't hurt my friends. I need them to let them go first." I lit a cigarette and said slowly.
"Horses are impossible. That's my bottom line." The pharaohs shook their heads resolutely, leaving no room for negotiation.
"Okay." I nodded and said, "You take him away, but if anything happens to my friend, you will regret making a deal with me."
The pharaohs did not speak any more and came directly to pull zhang wanru out. During this time, Zhang Wanru still wanted to struggle, but when the pharaohs pinched her neck, she fainted.
I saw that Dong Chenxuan wanted to do something, so he stopped him. Now was not the time to do it. After all, there was a knife on Little Fatty's neck! Once we attack the pharaohs, those two guys will cut Little Fatty's throat, so we can only watch the pharaohs take Zhang Wanru away.
"Well, he's taken him away. Now, let my friend go." I looked at the two young black cloth people and said.
"Hmph!" One of them, black cloth people, sneered. "Not yet. We need this guy. After we leave here, we'll let him go."
"This is not the exchange we discussed earlier." I said with narrowed eyes.
"This is our way. You have to accept it now." The two black cloth people walked over with Little Fatty as they spoke.
Dong Chenxuan quickly stopped them and I blocked the entrance of the main hall. In this case, I will not allow them to take Little Fatty away.
"Don't challenge my patience. Let my friend go and get out of here." I said it coldly.
"Sure!" Black cloth people, who was holding a knife, gave a grim smile and suddenly stabbed Little Fatty in the shoulder.
I wanted to stop, but it was too late. The knife went straight through the little fat man's shoulder, and at the same time, Little Fatty gave a heart-rending scream.
"You undead things, if it weren't for the orders of the pharaohs, I would have killed you." Black cloth people pulled the knife off the little fat man's shoulder and smiled smugly.
"You're looking for death." I gritted my teeth and squeezed the words out of my teeth. Then I smiled, too, cruelly.
The next moment, I appeared in front of the black-robed man with the knife. Before he could even react, I punched him in the face.
I could see the hair on his forehead flying, and then he fell back and flew out.
The technique of shrinking to an inch, in a small range, was almost instantaneous. Under this technique, they had no chance to fight back.
The other black cloth people was also punched in the face by me. His nose collapsed and his nose bone was crushed.
I quickly pulled up Little Fatty, who was convulsing in pain, and his face was covered in cold sweat.
"Quick, stop the bleeding." I pulled Little Fatty behind me and asked Wei to bandage his wound.