As Yuan Yigang gave the order.
The entire Shanhe Guild Hall was decorated with lights and began to prepare a row to welcome Elder Long.
By the time the afternoon rolled around.
Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang, on the other hand, led a group of senior members of the Hong Society to the airport with great pomp and circumstance.
The long caravan, like a long dragon, stretched across the road and could not be seen at a glance.
Such a gesture could not be considered too big.
So much so that cars along the way slowed down to make way for it, and many people even gave a sideways glance in awe.
The international airport.
The throughput it carries every day is appalling.
Planes are taking off and landing, together forging a promenade in the sky.
The airport’s waiting halls are overcrowded.
There is a lot of noise and bustle.
Outside the airport, the car park is full of luxury cars, with a constant stream of vehicles coming in and out.
All of a sudden, all the cars on the road into the airport disappeared.
After a few seconds of silence on the empty road.
A black Mercedes enters in a fishtail of cars, giving people an extremely strong sense of oppression.
As the convoy pulled in.
The crowd at the entrance to the airport hall was instantly attentive.
While a cry of surprise rang out, some airport staff quickly drove away the cars that were stuck on the road in front of the airport hall.
The brutal eviction immediately drew the displeasure of the pa*sengers at the entrance to the hall.
A clamour of curses followed.
When the first black Mercedes pulled up at the entrance of the airport hall.
Several men in suits were the first to get out of the car.
One of them chided loudly.
“Hong will welcome guests!”
Four simple words, but as if they had magical power, exploded like thunder in the crowd.
The crowd that had been clamouring and scolding instantly fell dead silent.
Everyone was horrified, and some even became frightened.
The 3,600 clans of the Hong Society were scattered all over the world and had a great reputation.
In the city where the headquarters of the Hong Society was located, the name of the Society had spread through the streets and alleys, and its fame shook the ears.
In the silence.
As a few men in suits from the Hong Society walked into the airport hall.
The originally dense crowd, however, quickly separated into a lane in the silence.
All the black Mercedes-Benz cars parked on the road opened their doors.
Men in suits hurriedly got out of their cars and walked briskly towards the airport hall.
A huge crowd of people surged towards the hall, but it was like a black cloud, wrapped in a sense of solemnity and oppression.
The airport hall was still noisy, but at the entrance of the hall, it was already quiet enough to hear a needle.
Members of the Hong Society stood on both sides of the hall, forming a pedestrian pa*sage.
When everyone was standing still, Yuan Yigang was the first to get out of the car.
Only then did Yuan Yigang take the lead in getting out of the car and personally opened the door for Ye Yuanqiu.
Under the attention of all the people.
The two of them calmly and easily walked into the airport hall.
A crowd of Hong Society members also followed behind the two, like a long dragon, straight into the crowded hall.
Such a sense of oppression could not be overstated.
Inside the bustling airport hall, the crowd soon sensed the difference and looked sideways.
After the initial shock, the crowd soon quieted down to deliberately muted shouts and whispers.
“God, who the hell is making such a big deal out of this?”
“Shhh! Forbidden to speak! That seems to be Yuan Yigang, the leader of the Hong Society, a big shot with one hand!”
“Oh my God, what’s going on today? The leader of the Hong Society personally came to the airport to meet his guests? Who the hell is it that can be so honourable?”
The whispers and murmurs, gathered together, were still somewhat noisy.
But Yuan Yigang and Ye Yuanqiu paid no attention to them, treating them as if no one was there, and walked through the airport under the escort of the Hong Society members, directly to the airport runway.
A quick glance was all it took.
But when the Hong Society people left the airport hall, there was still a suppressed tide of sound in the hall, a mixture of surprise and confusion on every face, and those who were frightened ……
A strong wind was blowing.
One after another, planes took off and landed one after another like a caravan.
Yuan Yigang and Ye Yuanqiu were stationed in front of one of the vacant runways, and behind them were a vast number of Hong Society members.
Without exception, everyone was dressed in suits and clothes, standing in separate rows, silent.
This alone gave an extremely powerful sense of oppression.
“Are you sure it’s this runway?”
Ye Yuanqiu leaned on his walking stick, the strong wind blowing his Tang suit hunting.
“Elder Zu, the information is correct.”
Yuan Yigang pushed the gla*ses on the bridge of his nose and responded calmly.
“Greet the little ones, it is their Ancestor who is welcoming them today, all get in the spirit of the old man!”
Ye Yuanqiu looked solemn, “Old man Long hasn’t returned for so many years, this time the platitude should be given enough!”
“As you command!”
Yuan Yigang turned around and said in a stern voice to the members of the Hong Society behind him, “You are all senior members of the Hong Society, all 360 of you are here today, you represent the Hong Society! Now I tell you, the honored guest we are welcoming today is an ancestor of the Ming generation of the Hong Society, so all of you should be in good spirits, and if you neglect to do so, the Hong Society will deal with you by law!”
The three hundred and sixty people standing in separate rows all looked terrified.
When Yuan Yigang and Ye Yuanqiu had gathered people to come to the airport, they had not told these senior and middle-ranking people the exact details, let alone who they were welcoming!
Now that they were informed of the situation, even these middle and senior members of the Hong Society could not hide their shock.
“Ming, an ancestor of the Ming generation? Isn’t our Hong Society the only one left in the Yuan Zi generation of Ancestors?”
“After Elder Ye, how come there’s still an Ancestor of the Ming generation? My goodness, the old ancestor has returned!”
“The ancestor has returned, our Hong Society actually has an ancestor, thanks to the leader and Elder Ye, it’s an honour for us to be able to come and welcome the Ancestor of the Ming Dynasty!”
As they shouted and clamored, the entire three hundred and sixty people unconsciously straightened their chests and tried to put their best foot forward.
Even if Elder Long had not yet landed at this moment, it still did not affect the change in these middle and senior levels of the Hong Society.
The Hong Society has been around for a long time, respects its teachers and abides by benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and trust, and in terms of generation, it is even pa*sed down with extra importance.
To the senior members of the Hong Society, the Ancestors of the Ming generation were a treasure!
In terms of seniority alone, apart from Ye Yuanqiu, the rest of the people present had to respect the ancestors of the Ming generation!
Time pa*sed slowly.
Next to the airport runway, 360 members of the Hong Society were standing tall, just like statues.
Yuan Yigang and Ye Yuanqiu stood side by side.
They waited quietly.
There was only the sound of the wind and the roar of planes taking off and landing on the other runways.
“Look, the planes are landing!”
A cry of alarm rang out from the crowd.
In an instant.
Ye Yuanqiu, Yuan Yigang and the three hundred and sixty members of the Hong Society all looked solemn and waited with baited breath.
When the plane came to a halt.
The cabin door had just opened.
The three hundred and sixty members of the Hong Society knelt down at the same time in unison.
“Greeting the return of Ancestor!”
Voices like thunder rolled out, deafening.
Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang were about to step forward to greet them at once.
Suddenly, the pupils of the two shrank for a moment, clearly catching sight of several other people in the aircraft cabin besides Elder Long.
Yuan Yigang stared at one of them and said in a deep voice, “Elder Ancestor, it’s Zhang Lidong!”
Ye Yuanqiu’s expression changed as he hurriedly turned back to the three hundred and sixty members of the Hong Society who were kneeling down and scolded, “Immediate martial law, highest level!”
The sudden rebuke made even Yuan Yigang freeze for a moment.
Not to mention the three hundred and sixty Hong Society members kneeling on the ground behind him.
“Elder Ancestor, what’s going on?”
Yuan Yigang asked, lost in thought.
Ye Yuanqiu looked grave and said in a stern voice, “We have been scaring of that person behind Zhang Lidong, and now that old man Long has kidnapped Zhang Lidong back with great fanfare, if we don’t impose martial law, are we going to alert the snake?”
Yuan Yigang was instantly awakened.
He hurriedly turned around and urged the Hong Society members to cordon off the scene while driving the convoy to the airport.
At first, they only thought of greeting Elder Long, and the row was all made in the direction of hugeness.
After all, it had been many years since Elder Long had officially returned to the Hong Kong Society, and a mere status as a member of the Ming generation was enough for the Society to welcome him with a big salute.
As for the martial law secrecy, they did not think about it at all.
They didn’t know what the situation was like in the domain, but it would be unwise to make Zhang Lidong too conspicuous over here!
With Yuan Yigang’s order, the members of the Hong Society immediately responded quickly.
Those who came were all middle and senior members of the Hong Society, and were still able to react quickly in terms of stress!
As an announcement tone rang out from the airport hall.
The entire airport was temporarily banned from taking off and landing.
Most of the Hong Society members swarmed in front of the cabin gangway with Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang, surrounding them to the hilt.
The motorcade that had been parked on the road in front of the airport hall also drove into the runway with Yuan Yigang’s order.
The scene that had been so loud before, became a stormy one in the blink of an eye.
Long Lao walked down the gangway and shook his head helplessly as he looked at the sudden change in everything around him.
He looked at Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang, “You guys are too careful.”
“You can’t be too careful.”
Ye Yuanqiu smiled awkwardly.
Previously, they had only speculated about the purpose of Elder Long’s trip.
Now that they had seen Zhang Lidong, the speculation had come true.
Ye Yuanqiu didn’t think of continuing to cover up.
“Let’s go, it’s one day!”
Elder Long rubbed his face tiredly as his gaze dipped to Zhang Lidong.
The situation was urgent all the way here, and even on the plane, Elder Long tossed and turned and had trouble sleeping.
Today was the 18th of the domain!
There was only this one day to pry the whereabouts of Gu Guohua and his wife out of Zhang Lidong’s mouth.
He knew very well the nature of Chen Dong’s heart, once it really came to a time when he was in a dilemma and had to make a choice, Chen Dong wouldn’t have the slightest hesitation!
Yuan Yigang’s eyes under his gold-rimmed gla*ses burst out in horror.
“You have been clever but have been mistaken by cleverness!”
Elder Long looked at Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang helplessly.
In the scene before him, his and Chen Dong’s speculations had also come true.
Whether it was Ye Yuanqiu or Yuan Yigang, the reaction they showed was not that they hadn’t found the slightest trace, but that they were deliberately withholding information!
“Go back to the Mountain River a*sociation first!”
Ye Yuanqiu ordered in a deep voice.
The caravan drove up.
A group of Hong Society members clustered around a few people and got into the car.
There were no words along the way.
The atmosphere was extraordinarily dull and depressing.
It wasn’t until they entered the Shanhe Guild Hall.
Only then did Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang’s expressions ease up a little.
There was no more joy in greeting them as before.
As soon as they entered the Shanhe Hall, Ye Yuanqiu took Yuan Yigang and Elder Long directly to where Yuan Yigang’s residence was.
When they were approaching the entrance.
Elder Long indifferently glanced at Zhang Lidong who was being escorted, “This man, you should have been in a hurry!”
Ye Yuanqiu and Yuan Yigang glanced at each other.
Yuan Yigang said in a deep voice, “The two ancestors should go in first, I will make the arrangements here.”
Ye Yuanqiu and Elder Long led the way into the room first.
Ye Yuanqiu invited Elder Long to take his seat with a warm smile on his face, and then busied himself with making tea.
During this process, Elder Long always watched Ye Yuanqiu with a cold face.
His burning gaze fell on Ye Yuanqiu, giving him a feeling like a man’s back.
Paper can’t wrap fire!
But when the paper was really burnt by the fire, all that was left was embarra*sment.
“Old man Long, a fine Da Hong Pao, have some tea and drink it.”
Ye Yuanqiu carried the tea cup and placed it on the case table next to Old Man Long.
Old Man Long’s left hand was half-held and turned towards Ye Yuanqiu, tapping the tabletop gently with his knuckles as a thank you for the tea.
Immediately following, Elder Long snorted, “You are an ancestor of the Yuan Zi generation, this tea, old man cannot afford to drink it!”
“Old man Long, the Hong Society is left with the two of us as oldies, so don’t be so secretive between you and me.”
Ye Yuanqiu smiled awkwardly.
He always had some scruples in his heart towards Old Man Long, otherwise he wouldn’t have been approached by Old Man Long carrying a steel pipe when he first went to meet Chen Dong in the domain!
“Old man wouldn’t dare, this is a big matter in the sky, you all dare to conceal it and delay the decision, you and Dragon Head Yuan are more daring than old man!”
Old man Long gave Ye Yuanqiu a cross look, his words were sharp and somewhat harsh, “An ancestor of the Yuan generation and a leader of the Hong Society, both have already chosen 3,600 sects to follow the young master of the old man, to be that subordinate to the dragon, now when the young master is setting the domain, you two are wavering and hesitant to make a decision, do you know how big a mistake this will make?”
“Old man Long, be reasonable, don’t just start firing!”
Ye Yuanqiu blushed and argued, “Yes, Yi Gang and I have asked the 3,600 Sects of the Hong Society to investigate Gu Guohua and his wife, and indeed we have already come up with some clues. kind-hearted act, to you is so unbearable?”
Elder Long slammed his palm on the table, shaking the teacups and knocking over the tea.
Immediately, Elder Long got up angrily, “Kindness? You’re an old man, you’ve almost become a genius, but you’re still so confused? And Yuan Yigang as the leader of the city is unfathomable, why did he model confusion this time? Tomorrow is the crucial moment for my young master to turn the tide, and we only have one day left!”
“If we don’t find out the whereabouts of Gu Guohua and his wife in one day’s time, this big game will be forcibly terminated by the young master at zero o’clock tonight!”
Ye Yuanqiu rose in anger: “Chen Zu Lao cannot be so weak. This is not the style of a person who has accomplished great things, not to mention, Zhang Lidong and the man behind him a*sa*sinated Gu Guohua and his wife, does it have to be for this situation in the southwest region of the domain?”
“Old fool, Ye Yuanqiu you old fool, I hate to slap you up against the wall!”
Long Lao was filled with righteous indignation, gritting his teeth as he raised his right palm and heaved it down again, “If we hadn’t already known, if Zhang Lidong hadn’t threatened the young master, would the old man have suddenly returned to this Laoshi Shanhe Hall at this critical moment?”
Ye Yuanqiu’s face was red and his jealousy was burning.
He sat down heavily on the chair, clenching his teeth and squeezing out a sentence from his teeth, “I had actually anticipated this with Yi Gang and made a decision, and even sent two red sticks directly to find Zhang Lidong, but I never expected that once things broke out, they would be so fierce and intense. I’m afraid Zhang Lidong can’t even get the result!”