Lanling Mansion was not a hotel but a high-end lounge selling red wine.
After the taxi stopped, Wang Yuechuan paid and walked into the Lanling Mansion with his head down. Following the instructions of the person arranged to him, Wang Yuechuan soon arrived in one of the private booths in the Lanling Mansion.
He knocked on the door with his body tense to prepare for anything that could happen.
“Come in. The door is not locked.”
It was a slightly hoarse, low-pitched man’s voice.
Wang Yuechuan pushed the door directly in. On the sofa in the center of the wine-tasting booth, he saw a man with an average face that tended to be easily ignored in the crowd. He was swirling the goblet in his hand.
Wang Yuechuan frowned. This man looked like he was in his thirties. Although he seemed rather ordinary, his demeanor was not simple. Wang Yuechuan whispered the secret code.
The man quickly replied and smiled slightly, “The man said that you happened to encounter a little trouble. I thought I would have to wait here for at least one day. I didn’t expect you to come here soon. That’s unexpected.”
“It was just an accident.” Wang Yuechuan shook his head, then said sternly, “How do I address you?”
“Take a seat first.” The man pointed to a single sofa next to him and began to pour red wine into an empty glass. “The consumption here can be reimbursed. If we don’t drink, it will be a waste.”
“I don’t drink during missions.” Wang Yuechuan sat but refused the other party’s invitation.
“If I said, this is also related to the mission?” The man smiled lightly again, “If I remember correctly, you should cooperate with me unconditionally from the moment you saw me.”
Wang Yuechuan stared at the other party but couldn’t see any clue in the other party’s eyes. Without speaking a word, he picked up the glass directly and drank the red wine in the glass in one gulp.
“I like the heroic spirit.” The man smiled, “Let me introduce myself. My name is 18.”
“18?” Wang Yuechuan was taken aback. Getting such a name made him feel like he was being fooled.
18 shrugged and said, “Is it weird? Name is just a way to call someone. 18 is my nickname.”
Nickname… Using a number as the nickname. Hence, no name shall be disclosed?
Wang Yuechuan came into realization in his heart. Typically speaking, if one had a number as a nickname, the origin was worth pondering. The person could have originated from a secret department – a particular profession.
“Wang Yuechuan.” Wang Yuechuan said his name out directly. With that, the introduction concluded.
18 cheered with Wang Yuechuan and said happily, “It’s nice to meet you, Wang Yuechuan. I toast our upcoming cooperation.”
Wang Yuechuan frowned but took another sip. It was a small sip this time.
The red wine was intense. Although Wang Yuechan had excellent alcohol tolerance, he would never let too much alcohol in his body to prevent his judgment from being affected. Even if the ramification merely had the body slightly warm, he would not allow it.
“What exactly is the mission?” Wang Yuechuan asked directly.
18 put down the wine glass while fiddling with his fingers. He asked lightly, “Don’t worry about it. You will know later. But before I start, I want to ask you a few questions. I hope you can answer me seriously.”
Is this a test? The mission is getting more and more mysterious. Wang Yuechuan became more puzzled.
“Ask ahead.” Wang Yuechuan said forthrightly.
“First question.” 18 stared into Wang Yuechuan’s eyes, “If I let you give up your identity as a policeman and live in the dark forever without seeing the light, would you be willing?”
Wang Yuechuan frowned. This question seems to hint…
He suddenly raised his head and stared at 18, “Is my mission to be undercover?”
Wang Yuechuan had performed many missions during his career. He had dealt with a group of drug dealers alone. He also guarded many VIPs and experienced several life and death incidents. But speaking of undercover, it was the first time.
“You need to answer me first.” 18 emphasized.
“I obey the official arrangement.” Wang Yuechuan took a deep breath and responded slowly.
“Second question.” 18 did not intend to stop and asked again, “When the organization behind you abandons you, when this country abandons you with no one acknowledging you, and even intends to kill you, what will you do?”
“What is my mission?” Wang Yuechuan’s voice sank.
18’s first question baffled Wang Yuechuan already. The second question made Wang Yuechuan realize the seriousness of the matter.
“You still need to answer my question first.” 18 leaned back and said, “Of course, you can choose not to answer, but I will treat it as your initiative to give up. I will let that person find another person for me again. Actually, I don’t need an underperforming one.
Wang Yuechuan’s pupils dilated, but he forced himself to calm down. He stared at 18, “Even if the organization abandons me, the country abandons me and even kills me, I will complete the mission.”
“Awesome.” 18 showed a pleasant smile. He suddenly stood up, then walked to the window of the room. He beckoned to Wang Yuechuan, motioning him to come.
Wang Yuechuan walked to the window and looked out the window.
At this time, 18 joked, “Did you see the traffic policeman downstairs giving a ticket?”
Wang Yuechuan nodded.
18 sneered at this moment, “Go and kill him.”
“What!?” Wang Yuechuan exclaimed.
18 said indifferently at this time, “The third and final question. Will you kill the traffic police? At the same time, this is also the beginning of your mission.”
Wang Yuechuan’s brain went blank at the moment, and his face turned gloomy.
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