Knock, knock, knock!
Before dawn, Chen Dong and Gu Qingying were awakened by a sharp and vigorous knock on the door.
When they opened the door, both Elder Long and Kunlun were standing at the door.
“Young Master, something big is wrong, Master Li is dead!”
Elder Long looked appalled and said in a deep voice with a frown.
Chen Dong was stunned for a moment, then he sneered, “If he’s dead, he’s dead, Little Shadow and I will sleep a little longer.”
“It was assassinated!”
Long Lao’s words stopped Chen Dong, who had turned around and was about to close the door, in his tracks.
“Young master, come down with us first, this matter is very complicated.” Elder Long’s voice was low and powerful, vaguely trembling a little.
Chen Dong hesitated for a moment, smiled and gestured for Gu Qingying to continue sleeping, then turned around and followed Long Lao Kunlun downstairs.
He did not care at all about how Old Master Li died.
What made Chen Dong care was Elder Long’s reaction.
Elder Long, who was as light as water, actually even trembled in his speech!
When he reached the living room downstairs, Qin Ye was already wrapped in his robe and sitting on the sofa, his face was sunken in a terrible gaze, staring at his mobile phone screen with dead eyes.
“How come even Qin Ye has come over?”
Chen Dong looked at the time, it was only five in the morning, at this hour, Qin Ye should reasonably have just come home from getting high at a nightclub and getting ready for bed.
He looked at Elder Long and Kunlun in surprise, “What’s the big deal?”
“Young Master, isn’t it big enough that Master Li was assassinated and died?”
Kun Lun said in shock, “There is now a furore over in Kyoto, the current richest man has been assassinated, this is like a nuclear bombing!”
Chen Dong rubbed his nose, smiled disdainfully and sat down on the sofa.
Leaning back lazily, he yawned and smiled teasingly, “The sky is high and the road is far, what’s it to us?”
“Old Master Li died at the Taishan Hotel!” Kunlun said.
Chen Dong remained full of disinterest.
He was about to speak, but Qin Ye handed him the phone he was staring dead in the face.
“Brother Kunlun is not making enough sense, take a look at this.”
Chen Dong took the phone in a puzzled manner.
Looking at the phone interface, a look of astonishment flashed in his eyes.
The interface was unusual for a mobile phone network page, minimalist in style, dominated by black and white, while at the head of the page was a blood-stained sword thrust dripping with blood.
The bloody crimson colour was striking on the black and white page.
Chen Dong subconsciously slid down a bit, and a message instantly hit his eyes like a thunderbolt.
[Hidden Kill S-class Pursuit Order! Target: Chen Dong, the heir to the Chen family, the owner of Dingtai!
This fucking ……
Chen Dong instantly felt the urge to curse.
How could there be a pursuit order against me?
Elder Long and Kunlun took their seats one after another.
Elder Long said in a deep voice, “Qin Ye, I didn’t expect you to be able to enter the Darknet?”
Chen Dong’s mind stared.
This was the first time he had heard the term.
“At least I am also a member of the Qin family, I was able to help the Qin family settle for the position of the richest man in one battle and collect tens of billions of dollars, so I would not be able to enter this dark net?” Qin Ye replied back.
Then, he looked at Chen Dong and said with a fake light-hearted smile, “Brother Dong, you’re in big trouble this time!”
Chen Dong called a pause with a dumbfounded look on his face and asked with a face full of confusion, “What is this Darknet thing? And what’s with this Hidden Kill S-class Pursuit Order?”
The three of them, Elder Long, looked at each other.
Eventually, Qin Ye and Elder Long looked at Kun Lun at the same time.
Of the three, Kun Lun was considered to know the most about the situation.
Kun Lun took a deep breath and said to Chen Dong, “Young Master, the dark net you can understand as the other side of the internet used by normal people, placed in darkness that normal people cannot even relate to, and the dark net deals with the darkness beneath human nature as well.”
Chen Dong probably understood and nodded his head.
Immediately following Kun Lun’s face was sullen as he said, “And this Hidden Kill, is an assassin organization rooted in the dark net, a realm and a frontier or even the whole realm, this organization can radiate.”
“The Hidden Killers are responsible for accepting assassination missions entrusted by various clients in the Dark Network, and will grade the assassination missions according to the bounty, the status of the assassinated target, and the difficulty of the assassination, while everyone in the Dark Network can receive the missions, and the final decision is based on whoever completes the mission first!”
As Kun Lun narrated, Chen Dong looked at his mobile phone screen, his pupils gradually tightening.
Invariably, a chill swept down his back.
“There are no rules for issuing missions that radiate across the entire realm, this is where the Hidden Kill Organization is truly terrifying!”
Kun Lun’s voice was low to the point where he could not help but reveal his scorn, “Hidden Kill missions are divided into S, A, B, C and D from high to low, while S-rank missions are divided from 1 to 5 stars, Young Master, you are a 1-star S-rank!”
Chen Dong ignored Kun Lun’s narration.
A chill ran through his body, and unconsciously his palms were already full of sweat.
What he cared about was Kunlun’s last sentence.
Posted without rules, radiating across the entire realm!
This meant that anyone who had access to the Darknet could see the Hidden Kill mission and take it.
And as the target of the assassination, what he would have to face next would likely be the major assassins swarming like locusts, and there might even be assassins who were not professionals among them!
With a flick of his thumb, Chen Dong entered the assassination mission about himself.
There were only a handful of lines describing his background identity and status, and the line about the Chen family heir was specifically marked in red.
It seemed that the fact that I could be judged as an S-rank had nothing to do with my status as the heir of the Chen family.
Chen Dong’s pupils tightened to the extreme, and as his finger slipped again, his pupils suddenly tightened.
The one who had commissioned Hidden Kill to issue the mission was clearly the Li family of Kyoto!
A few simple words, but they caused a blast to go off in Chen Dong’s head.
With a stern expression, he said angrily, “The Li family? They are thinking that I killed Elder Li?”
In the first foot, Old Master Li was assassinated.
On the back foot, he had been commissioned by the Li family to post an assassination mission in the Darknet by Hidden Kill.
The connection was something that anyone who wasn’t stupid could figure out.
Elder Long nodded his head and said with a deep gaze, “So this is the young master’s real big trouble.”
“But I didn’t kill Master Li, I slept with Little Shadow after I drove them away!” Chen Dong was a little frantic.
Anyone who was put into a shady place like the Darknet, with assassination missions hanging high in the air, would have to panic.
“So this is what makes it so puzzling, we all know that you didn’t kill Young Master Li, yet the Li family has decided that you killed Master Li, even going so far as to commission Hidden Kill to issue an assassination mission on the Dark Web.”
Doubt flickered in Elder Long’s eyes as he said in a deep voice, “Amongst this, there must be a hidden secret.”
“It’s not important to say anything now!”
Qin Ye suddenly interrupted Elder Long’s words, “The most urgent matter is that the Li family has already commissioned the Darknet Hidden Kill to issue a mission, and Master Li’s death has also set off a huge uproar, so countless assassins will flock to you next, treating you as a vault, ready to take your head for cash!”
“Moreover, when the Darknet Hidden Killers Organization releases a mission, the commission issuer is usually anonymous under the name of the Hidden Killers Organization and will not easily publish it unless the commissioner volunteers, now that the Li family has openly signed their name, it is clear that they are going to be at odds with you!”
The living room.
It was as quiet as stagnant water.
The air seemed to have frozen.
Chen Dong’s body was covered in sweat, and he could not feel the slightest bit of temperature.
At this moment, he was calm on the surface, but his heart was exploding with panic.
He was not afraid of being set up or assassinated.
Before he married Gu Qingying, he had been fortunate enough to encounter it, and he had even been sent to the Black Prison for some training under the intentional arrangement of his father to conceal it from the world.
In the Black Prison, what is it like to face death?
The key was the endless, gapless, even unsuspecting series of assassinations.
This is what really frightened him.
This meant that he had to be on absolute alert 24/7 at all times, not only to protect himself, but also to protect those around him.
Elder Long, Qin Ye and Kun Lun, also with solemn and grave faces, fell into silence together.
They, more than anyone else, knew the terror of the Darknet Hidden Kill.
More so, they knew how powerful the Li family’s commissioned assassination was this time.
Strictly speaking, the Li family had dared to reveal their true name, just as Qin Ye had said, and had made it clear that they wanted to fight Chen Dong to the death.
Although the Li family is now in a shaky situation in Kyoto, surrounded by wolves, but before the building collapses, his energy is still enough to set off a “frenzy” in the dark network when they decide to fight to the death.
An orgy with the aim of killing Chen Dong!
Chen Dong exhaled heavily, looking at the price of the reward, he couldn’t help but sigh: “The Li family still thinks highly of me, asking for 1 billion US dollars.”
“Young master ……” Long Lao was stunned for a moment, how could he still be so self-deprecating at this point in time?
Chen Dong shrugged and put down his phone, “This assassination mission, is there a way to cancel it?”
The three of them shook their heads at the same time, Long Lao.
Kun Lun said, “After Hidden Kill releases a mission, either the mission is completed or the client voluntarily cancels it, otherwise it will not disappear.”
“What about forcing it in the name of the Chen Family?” Chen Dong asked tentatively.
“Master is now trying to find a way to negotiate with the people of the Darknet.”
Elder Long smiled bitterly, “But there shouldn’t be much hope, the Darknet is inherently extra-legal, extremely dark and cruel, old slave remembered that a decade ago a member of the Rothschild family, was posted to an assassination mission by the Darknet Hidden Killers, graded at S-rank as well, with a reward of 800 million US dollars.”
“At that time, the Rothschild went to great lengths, even going to the extent of spending a higher amount than the bounty to try to erase the assassination mission, but in the end, it didn’t work, and that member still fell in a pool of blood.”
Chen Dong secretly sucked in a cold breath.
This was the first time he had heard of the Darknet and Hidden Kill.
But Rothschild, that was a world-famous magnificent family with a long history!
Such a behemoth, and it remained so?
“There were a total of three top assassins who struck at the same time and were heavily protected by hundreds of bodyguards to get the job done!” Kunlun added.
Chen Dong said in dismay, “How do you know so well?”
Kunlun raised his eyes and gazed at Chen Dong: “Because I am one of the three killers!”
Chen Dong: “……”
“It was because of this that Kunlun was taken to the execution ground back then, and it was Master who ended up saving him single-handedly.” Elder Long said.
Chen Dong drifted off, he had known about Kunlun’s relationship with his father for a long time.
However, the reason why Kunlun was put on death row back then was still something that he only knew now.
Taking a deep breath, he tried to calm his mind.
Chen Dong asked, “So, there is really nothing that can be done at all now?”
The three Long Lao shook their heads at the same time.
“Unless you can convince the Li family to withdraw the commission.”
Qin Ye gave a quirky smile, “But that would be too difficult a request, I guess if Elder Li underground agrees, the Li family above ground will not agree either, they are all already thinking of dying with you.”
Chen Dong laughed to himself, full of helplessness.
Not wanting to get involved with the Li family.
He had tried everything to stop it.
But unexpectedly, he was still bitten by this unscrupulous and vicious dog after all.
And, the reason for being bitten, is still so …… lying.
“There must be something fishy about Master Li, this makes me feel like it’s coming at me.”
Chen Dong frowned, his deep eyes flooded with a bit of brilliance: “I don’t mean the Li family’s commission of assassination, but the matter of killing Old Master Li, is directed at me.”
“Several of us think so, the key is that we cannot find evidence to make the Li family believe you now, and we cannot make the Li family withdraw the commission.” Elder Long’s voice was low with the slightest tremble, “Old slave thinks, young master be careful, we must make arrangements early.”
“Yes arrangements have to be made.”
Chen Dong smiled helplessly, “Things are already like this, I am not afraid of death, but I also have to think about the people around me.”
He looked to Kunlun, “Kunlun, have Sister Xiao Lu pack up, I’ll have her and Xiao Ying go to the Gu family overnight.”
Then Chen Dong added, “And Qin Ye you and Xiao Qian, both go back to the Qin family for the time being to hide, and Long Lao also go back to the Chen family overnight, I need a professional security team, also call Lone Wolf over.”
Chen Dong was not an indecisive and hesitant character.
Things were already like this, and chagrin and anger would not solve the problem at all.
Calming down and making proper arrangements to meet the assassination was the best way to go.
He could not allow Gu Qingying to stay around and share the danger with him.
He would not even allow anyone around him to bear this danger with him.
“Young master, the old slave is not leaving!”
“Brother Dong, Xiao Qian will just go back to the Qin family, I’ll stay, I’m still very good at cutting people down!”
Elder Long and Qin Ye said at the same time.
Chen Dong slapped his palm on the table indignantly, “Listen to me!”
Domineering and brutal, he did not give the slightest room for rebuttal.
Elder Long and Qin Ye looked at each other, seeing each other’s helplessness and reluctance.
“Elder Long and Qin Ye, the young master is right, the situation that may arise at the back, it is indeed not good for you to be by the young master’s side.”
Kun Lun said slowly, “Your presence will only add to the variables and distract the young master from taking care of more.”
With a single word, it caused Qin Ye and Elder Long to bow their heads in a sort of response.
“Young Master, I’ll go get Xiao Lu.” Kun Lun got up and left.
And Chen Dong also got up at the same time and headed upstairs.
In the bedroom, it was quiet.
Gu Qingying seemed like a small cat curled up in the nest, her pretty face full of sweet fragrance.
Chen Dong, who had been heavily preoccupied all the way, looked at Gu Qingying the moment he stepped into the bedroom and instantly felt a sense of relief.
It was as if the moment he saw Gu Qingying, all the unrest in his mind dissipated.
He walked to Gu Qingying’s side and leaned down and nodded a kiss on Gu Qingying’s forehead.
This intimate act caused Gu Qingying to let out a wooing sound and slowly opened her eyes.
“Good morning husband, hugs and kisses.”
Like a child, Gu Qingying opened her hands to Chen Dong in a petulant manner.
Chen Dong smiled gently and hugged Gu Qingying, softly saying, “Little fool, I have to deal with something recently, so you should pack up now and go to the other side of the ocean to stay with your father-in-law and mother-in-law for a while first, okay?”
The words had just fallen.
Gu Qingying’s delicate body trembled as she let go of Chen Dong and asked in dismay, “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing, a little thing.”
Chen Dong did not explain, he did not want to make Gu Qingying worry: “Listen, go to your parents-in-law’s place first, after we got married, haven’t you still not returned to see them? It’s been so long, don’t you miss them?”
Gu Qingying was in a trance for a moment.
She, indeed, missed her parents.
However, turning around, Gu Qingying looked at Chen Dong seriously, “You look into my eyes.”
Gu Qingying said, “Is it really just a little thing? Don’t you dare lie to me!”
Chen Dong gazed into Gu Qingying’s clear eyes, smiled faintly, and raised three fingers, “I swear, it’s really just a little thing, if I lie to Gu Qingying, I’ll be struck by lightning!”
The words were quick, so quick that Gu Qingying, who had turned pale, was too late to gag.
Gu Qingying finally nodded, “Alright, I’ll get up and clean up now.”
“Well, I’ll go and ask Sister Xiao Lu to help you, she’ll go over with you so she can take care of you.”
Chen Dong walked out of the room pretending to be relaxed, the smile on his face disappeared and he smiled bitterly, “For your sake, heaven forbid I should lie to you this time.”