“Yes, I have footage of the five of them here.” Wang Damao immediately took out a memory card and said.
Before coming back to the gang’s hideout, he first went to Black Rat, a well-known hacker in the lower district.
After paying a great price, Wang Damao asked Black Rat to pull up the street camera footage. Sure enough, he obtained the video of Liu Miaomiao and the rest of the girls.
Huai Feifu tapped on the wrist computer on his right arm, and a laser beam scanned the memory card, quickly reading the data inside.
He fired up the holographic display on his wrist computer. In no time, a video started playing.
It was footage of Liu Miaomiao and the rest of the girls entering the residential area along with a larger group. The video was captured when they were walking on the main street.
In the video, the girls either looked around in amazement or frolicked, exuding a captivating charm with every expression and smile.
After just a quick glance at the holographic projection, Huai Feifu’s eyes lit up, especially when he saw Liu Miaomiao and Wang Yao, these two girls. His gaze lingered on them for a while. His eyes flickered as if he was thinking about something.
“What is the name of that ‘pig’? Which mercenary group he is in, and do you know anything about his strength?” Huai Feifu asked after a long pause.
Since he had asked those questions, it clearly indicated that he had ulterior motives.
“His name is Lin Xinghai. He was recruited by the Sky Fracture Mercenary Group. His genetic enhancement degree should be around 25%.” Wang Damao said quickly. He even described every detail of his fight with Lin Xinghai.
After listening, Huai Feifu tapped his fingers on the armrest for a full minute before speaking, “Pass on my order to have the four captains come to see me tonight.”
“Yes, boss.” Wang Damao nodded quickly. He added after a slight hesitation, “Boss, don’t we need to notify the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group?”
“Do I need you to teach me how to do things?” Huai Feifu said coldly.
“No… I wouldn’t dare. I’ll go inform them right now.” Wang Damao bowed repeatedly and exited the room in a panic.
After the door closed, Huai Feifu fell into deep thought. He had no intention of dedicating Liu Miaomiao and others to the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group.
Although giving the girls might please some members of the Wild Wolves Mercenary Group, the actual benefits were quite limited.
After all, the Wild Wolf mercenary group was just a level 2 mercenary group. They might have a lot of sway in the lower district, but they were average in the consideration of the entire Star Shield Shelter.
So over the years, he had been trying to find another way out for himself. After several years of hard work, he finally had a way to get in touch with the real big shots in the shelter.
But that was just contact, nothing more.
If he really wanted to please those big shots, let alone cozy up to them, it wouldn’t be an easy task.
The appearance of Liu Miaomiao and her group was an opportunity for him. If he played his cards right, he might truly be able to rise to prominence.
Of course, he’d definitely need to inform the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group, but it would be in a different manner.
Lin Xinghai made it impossible for them to collect protection rackets. Although the Hatchet Gang suffered losses, the losses of the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group were even greater.
Because every month, the Hatchet Gang had to hand over 70% of their total income to the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group.
As the saying goes, threatening someone’s source of income was to tread on thin ice.
Such a reason was enough for the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group to take action.
When the opportunity comes, he would seize the 5 beauties and offer them to the big shot of the shelter, letting the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group bear the wrath of the Sky Fracture Mercenary Group.
Then, everything would be perfect!
Of course, taking such a step carried significant risks. If the Wild Wolf Mercenary Group found out the real story behind it, his fate wouldn’t end well.
But as the saying goes, “Fortune favors the bold”. Huai Feifu’s resolve only grew stronger.
Of course, Lin Xinghai didn’t know that there was a conspiracy brewing against him.
He spent the entire afternoon wandering around the lower district.
He even felt like a country bumpkin coming to the city, where everything seemed so novel and fascinating.
Just like the delivery drone above him, which followed as he moved forward.
Well, this drone was a cooking robot. The metal box hanging below it contained fresh ingredients and utensils.
According to the staff, the drone would clean up everything properly after the meal.
Overall, it was a great service, but such a package was not cheap.
As dusk settled in, Lin Xinghai returned to Room 301 in high spirits.
Of course, in the shelter, the ‘dusk’ was merely a simulation created by the central control daylight lamps.
Upon opening the door, Liu Miaomiao and the others were already back, but their faces were etched with worry.
“Whoa! What’s this? Let me guess, is it a cooking robot?” Seeing Lin Xinghai enter with the delivery drone, Liu Miaomiao instantly set aside her worries and asked with a look of curiosity.
“Well! I’ll treat you to a grand dinner tonight!” Lin Xinghai said with a smile.
After the delivery drone flew into the dormitory, it folded its rotors, extended its limbs, and swiftly transformed, quickly taking the shape of a humanoid robot.
Then, the robot opened the large metal box, took out the ingredients and tools inside, and quickly started cooking.
During the free time before dinner, Lin Xinghai inquired about how everyone’s job search was going.
As he had imagined, things weren’t going well for any of them. Not only were the official institutions set up in the shelter hard to get into, but even the positions in the entities collaborating with these official bodies were highly sought after.
Without connections or the right contacts, it was virtually impossible to get these jobs.
Hearing this, Lin Xinghai fell silent. For the moment, he was at a loss for what to do.
Fortunately, Liu Miaomiao and the others knew how to lighten the mood. They quickly shifted the conversation from work to interesting things they had seen and heard in the shelter, and everyone seemed to enjoy the chat.
20 minutes later, six steaming premium nutrition meals were ready. After taking a bite, Lin Xinghai couldn’t help but remark, “Technology really changes lives.”
This random robot managed to make food that was nearly as good as what he had in star-rated hotels in his previous life.
After dinner, the women regained their enthusiasm and began discussing where to look for jobs the next day. Lin Xinghai casually joined in their conversation.
Time flew by quickly. By 8 p.m., Room 301 welcomed its first guest.
“Captain Roger, does the Mercenary Group have any missions?” Lin Xinghai’s eyes suddenly lit up and he said after seeing Roger coming in.
What he had looked forward to most was gathering 100 points of Blood Essence to awaken his special ability.
“Haha, you actually guessed it right. It’s my first time seeing a newbie like you who’s this eager to take on a mission.” Roger chuckled.
Many mercenary missions were confidential, making it inappropriate to discuss them in the dorm.
The two left their residence and headed to a nearby coffee shop, where they got a private booth to talk.
After the service robot delivered their coffees, Roger activated the scanning feature on his wrist computer to ensure there were no eavesdropping devices in the room. Once assured, he said, “This mission is crucial and risky. While the payout is substantial, on a personal level, I’d rather you not get involved.”
Roger’s words surprised Lin Xinghai a lot.