Chapter 85: Meeting Old Friends (3)

Hu Jiaojiao saw everything from the rear-view mirror. All she felt was her frantically tingling scalp! The first time wasn’t the end… The Audi was still planning on a second time? Was there no natural order? Was there no law of the land?

Didn’t this person know fear?! He didn’t understand the significance of her car’s license plate. The significance had went unrealized!

But whatever her rage, it was no less than the fear in her heart. Her thoughts were embroiled by violent fury, yet she still screeched, “K-Knock it off! D-Don’t hit us! There are people inside who are seriously injured!”

The three people in the back, boggled out of their minds, were unable to restrain the blackening of their faces.

“Hit them.” Xu Yangyi used his spiritual sense to perform a sweep, and his smile became even colder. “If they don’t admit their wrongs, keep on hitting them.” 

Vroom! The sound of the accelerator growing louder was heard, and Hu Jiaojiao was frightened out of her wits. She realized that the Audi really was getting ready for a second run to finish the job!

“Brother! Brother! It’s enough!” Not only was it just the middle-aged man, everyone else was so scared that they broke into cold sweats. The middle-aged man couldn’t hold back his loud shout. “Brother! Don’t hit them, their background is obviously great! Brothers, I urge you; people like us can’t can’t afford to provoke people with a license plate like this! If you crash into them again there really will be an accident!”

The students put their hands at the sides of their mouths and shouted, “Big bro, don’t hit them. If you crash into them again there’ll be real trouble! They were in the wrong before, and we took photos! You’re clean! If they sue you, we’re willing to supply video!”

“Yeah, it’s better to avoid unnecessary trouble, my man. Just forget about it.” 

“Brother, things are more or less okay.”

Although the car window was shut, Xu Yangyi could hear these voices crystal clear. Li Zongyuan dared not make a decision, only obliged to looking at Xu Yangyi.

“I read a news article on the web in the past,” Xu Yangyi suddenly laughed and said. “A middle school student or a high school student went to help an old person, but was extorted out of tens of thousands of dollars by the old person.” [1]

“There’s a crack in the ethics system.” He looked outside the window, somewhat in a trance, and said quietly, “I thought to myself, what would I do? The result I obtained—in consideration of the conclusion—is to file a lawsuit. But naturally, that was just my thinking as an ordinary person.”

“One person thinks about settling peace. A hundred people bring harmony, and as a result, everyone is contributing bricks and tiles for this crack.”

“The silent endurance of Confucianism isn’t talking about such patient tolerance. Of course…” He stowed his gaze. “The most important thing is that this woman caused me this much trouble for no reason.”

“Smash it up. I guarantee that not even a single hair will fall.” He crossed one of his legs over the other, calmly lit a cigarette, and looked at the butt of his cigarette as he said with an indifferent voice, “Until they come to their senses.”

“Yes!” Li Zongyuan said loudly in response. This type of feeling… although he didn’t understand it, it seemed to be pretty awesome.

Boom! Amidst everyone’s stupefaction, the 700,000-plus Audi A6L and the 2 million-plus GT-R NISMO crashed together once again!

For the second time!

“Fuck…” The middle-aged man couldn’t help but curse. “These brothers… got character… but what’s going to happen later? Not to mention first that the owners of that license plate might not be ordinary people, that car is worth a couple million!”

“Blargh…” Inside the car, the youth was unable to bear the dizzying commotion and vomited on the car floor. Before he even spoke, the sound of Hu Jiaojiao’s disdainful voice retching was heard. “I’m sick to my stomach! What are we doing?!”

“Sick to your mother!” the youth cursed, simply without a thought. “Let’s get out now!”

“Shut up!” The young man looked hatefully at Hu Jiaojiao, as well. He’d never expected even in his dreams that this matter would come to forceful blows, without any consideration. They had encountered a madman today! 

It was strange that their skin hadn’t broken on this second time, yet just this terror caused them to break out into body-wide cold sweats in fear! He was already terribly regretting in abiding with Hu Jiaojiao’s fight-picking! Who knew that Xu Yangyi wouldn’t give a damn about them at all!

“Apologize! Apologize now!” the youth glanced behind and yelled, “H-H-He’s coming to hit us again!”

“S-Still coming?” The young man’s complexion changed!

“If you want to apologize, you go!” Hu Jiaojiao screeched at the top of her lungs. Even though she was so panicked, she’d never been humiliated like this! In which matter was it not others apologizing to her? When has she erred in anything? On what basis did she have to apologize to that low-class plebeian?! 

“Hu Jiaojiao.” The young man glared unwaveringly into her eyes. “This is big brother’s car!”

Hu Jiaojiao was dazed and then spat in contempt. “So what?! You want me to give that country hick an apology?! Listen up to me loud and clear! No way!!!”

The silence lasted approximately half a second.

“Hu Jiaojiao…” The young man inhaled deeply and said again, “This is the car I asked big brother to borrow. Forget about it, you listen to me…”

“Starting from now, we don’t know each other.”

Hu Jiaojiao was stunned.

She was unable to understand; how could this happen in the end? Was it so scary? Because the Audi had run into them twice, the schoolmate that had protected her for over a dozen years broke off all ties with her? The tree had collapsed in a mere instant, yet it was due to a process of termites in the past, extending onwards for several years. 

“We apologize!” Basically giving her no further time to think, the young man stuck his head out and shouted, “Sorry! This matter is our wrongdoing!” 

Screech… Just as Xu Yangyi’s car pulled back in reverse again, it finally came to a halt. All the onlookers present let loose a sigh, but they witnessed an even more inconceivable scene next. 

The young man stepped out of the car with his nearly ashen face. In their social circle, honor was more important than anything. But on this day, it was him again that had to settle the affair that Hu Jiaojiao provoked! In addition, it was a clean-up that he was absolutely unwilling to do! He could already imagine that his face tomorrow would be published on all kinds of web pages and news articles!

“Hu Jiaojiao…” He clenched his teeth, his face growing more unsightly, and he nodded towards the inside of the car. “You better shape the fuck up.” 

“If it’s not important in the future, don’t fucking come looking for me! In Panshan City, I don’t acquaint myself with people of your number!” 

“Then don’t! Who cares!” Sullenness bubbled up in Hu Jiaojiao’s heart, and she stuck half of her body out of the car and shrieked.

The young man snorted coldly and turned on his heels, walking away.

“A real photo of a second-gen rich kid or an official’s kid falling out…” a university student in the back sighed gently in emotion.


Thud thud thud… The sound of closing doors continued to ring out in succession, and Hu Jiaojiao, the youth, and the bald driver all stepped out of their car.

“Open the door!” She stood in front of the somewhat deformed Audi and gritted her teeth. “Didn’t you want me to apologize? What? Do you dare to open the door?”

“There’s no need.” Xu Yangyi’s voice penetrated through the thick window. “Just go.”

“Heh…” Hu Jiaojiao laughed angrily. This business wasn’t finished! She had lost a great deal of face in public, she and the young man had fallen out, and she was frightened out of her wits. Wasn’t it just stopping you for a bit? Wasn’t it just a drink thrown at you? You damned unreasonable buffoon?! If we were in Panshan City, I could make your lousy car go through the three deaths! Now, you even fucking dare to find it convenient to show off your good manners? [2]

“Sir, are we really letting them go?” Li Zongyuan asked.

Xu Yangyi popped in his earphones and nodded. It wasn’t fright, but upon seeing this noisy girl, he was a tad troubled. In his mind, the silhouette of a woman who had invested her everything for her little sister suddenly jumped into his mind. Although it was somewhat fuzzy, it was brimming with vitality.

Of the various kinds of people nurtured from the same sustenance—people he knew back then—it was unknown who was still alive. It evoked a fleeting melancholy at the core of his heart, and he unexpectedly felt this present matter to be rather dull. [3]

Why fight with this young, insensible chuuni-girl? All of a sudden, he thought this prior matter was somewhat ridiculous. He was loath to care about it. 

Thud! Thud! Thud! The sound of the window urgently being rapped echoed, and with each knock, Hu Jiaojiao used greater force. Her mouth that was just quiet for no less than two minutes started up again. “Open the door!”

“What? Scared? Do you dare to show up? Weren’t you just so awesome? Forcing me to apologize!”

“Now that I’ve come over, you won’t open the door! What are you scared of?! If you’re a man, come out and stand!”

Xu Yangyi inhaled deeply, calmly removing the earphones he’d just put on. A wisp of thick killing intent flashed within his lake-like eyes. Without warning, Li Zongyuan sensed the surrounding qi come to a boil! As if it had transformed into a thousand daggers in the grip of the Grim Reaper, qi erupted!

“Master! You can’t!” He was nervous, wet with sweat, and turned back and said quickly, “You’re going to be chased by the Cultivation Court this way! This woman’s status shouldn’t be low!”

“My hand.” Xu Yangyi sneered as he pushed open the car door. “Could it be that it would kill such a nameless person?”

Thunk… Amidst many focused eyes, Xu Yangyi exited the car. Followingly, a person immediately felt a gaze nail into their body. It wasn’t the woman, but rather the bald man. It appeared the bald man’s martial arts were considerable, but it was a pity...

He wasn’t a cultivator; what use was the height of his martial arts?

“Oh? Finally willing to come out?” Hu Jiaojiao sneered as she stroked her Hermès handbag. “And I still thought you didn’t dare to? Hu Ba, give him an apology.”

Everyone was watching, but the bald man appeared not to sense anything. As he stood before Xu Yangyi, everyone discovered that he was surprisingly over a head taller than the latter! He reached an outlandish height of over 1.9 meters!

“T-That’s a bodyguard?” someone coldly gasped. “S-She left the car and even brought a bodyguard?”

“How is this an apology? This is a threat!” someone else sneered as they spat contemptuously. “There are plenty of people like that these days. The law’s no good to human system!”

Xu Yangyi looked indifferently at Hu Ba, who was like a small mountain, and burst into laughter. He laughed as he extended his fist, chuckling as it dazzled in front Hu Ba. The other observed Xu Yangyi without hardly a sliver of emotion, tauntingly watching the fist that appeared agonizingly feeble. Afterwards...

Boom! A heavy sound rang out! Everyone in the surroundings felt a gale brush their faces! Hu Jiaojiao’s hair flew back! The tremendous power of the wind caused her to shut her eyes. The shock within her heart nearly made her screech again!

Was this even a man?! This was no way a human! This was a monster! Was an ordinary person capable of rousing wind pressure? Was this a joke?! That was right… Hu Ba! What about Hu Ba?!

She didn’t screech and opened her eyes again. Everyone present was silent. Each person had heard the wind pressure just moments ago.

Thud… Subsequently, the sound of both of Hu Ba’s knees hitting the ground echoed. Xu Yangyi’s fist was at the side of his body. It wasn’t aimed at him, but Hu Ba knew right away. This man, a head shorter than him, was capable of killing him… with a single fist!

Xu Yangyi only needed a single fist!

1. This isn’t precisely an isolated case from what I have read. China lacks Good Samaritan Laws, so that’s why you’ll see videos of people leaving other people dying in the middle of the road, etc. They are scared to get sued.

2. This three deaths things was difficult to find. From what I have found, the first death is the death of the mind and the death of the body. The second death is considered a funeral. You are dead to society. The third death is to be forgotten by everyone because of time. In that sense it is a “true death”. From my research, this concept was brought by a famous novelist, Eileen Chang, or Zhang Ailing (same person, but non-anglicized).

3. This food idiom may have been explained in the past, but it pretty much means “everyone eats from the same source/food, but turns out different in behavior, etc”.

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