622 An Interruption that Came Out of Nowhere
Lin Huang planned to visit the black market after lunch. Although he had obtained a lot of information from Sun Ba for free, some of the information would need to be purchased at the black market, including where a specific triple mutated monster would appear, the different monster types, and the combat levels across the danger zones. The main reason why he had chosen to come to Division 3 was to look for a suitable Life Fire monster for himself to level up. He was even more determined since Mr. Fu had been attacked.
Just when he was about to go out, Lin Huang sensed someone following him. The person seemed to linger on the balconies of the same floor for a while, and he was coming closer to his room. He frowned as he observed the balcony. He had no idea if it was a thief or someone else. Soon, the person arrived on his balcony. Just when he was ready to attack, he looked closer and realized that it was the blonde lady that he had seen this morning.
The lady stood behind the sliding door on the balcony. She was surprised when she saw Lin Huang, but soon she was overjoyed as she waved at him.
Lin Huang shook his head and opened the balcony door for her.
"Can't you use the front door?"
"I wanted to, but I don't know your name and your room number, so I could only follow what I remember. This lousy hotel has balconies that look the same. I forgot which room it was, so I had to look from balcony to balcony. Luckily, I got the right floor." The lady's explanation made Lin Huang realize why she had lingered on each balcony for a little while earlier.
"Please, come in," Lin Huang welcomed the lady into his room.
"Oh, it's nothing special! The one I'm staying at is nicer," The lady looked around as she entered and commented.
"It's not bad," Lin Huang simply said, not wanting to dwell on the topic.
"Didn't you say you would drop by tomorrow?"
"I was bored, so I thought I would come now." The lady peered at Lin Huang. "Can't I do that?"
"I have something to do in the afternoon." Lin Huang did not bother to answer her question.
"Let's go for lunch together. It's my treat," the lady initiated.
"I had lunch." Lin Huang pointed at the lunch box in his dustbin. It was lunch hour, so the hotel restaurant was full. He ordered take-out and had his lunch in his room instead.
The lady thought Lin Huang was just polite, but she realized that he was telling the truth when she saw the lunch box.
"A lunch box… I'll treat you a better meal." The lady looked at Lin Huang emphatically as she concluded that Lin Huang was poor, judging from the room that he was staying in as well as the food that he had.
"It's alright. I know you're being nice, but I really have something to do now." Lin Huang opened his door, making it evident that he wanted her to leave.
"Where are you going? I can go with you since I've nothing to do in the afternoon." The blonde lady was reckless and was not afraid that Lin Huang might be a human trafficker.
Lin Huang figured that she must come from a wealthy family background since she managed to live with such poor social skills.
"I'm going to the black market. It's not a place for a lady like you."
People who went to the black market were usually people from the underground organizations. Lin Huang thought that the lady might be scared if he said that, but she gave an unexpected response.
"Oh, the black market! I've never been there. My dad and sister won't allow me to go. I can't find the place by myself. I heard there're a lot of good stuff in the black market, and I've always wanted to go there. Since you're going, you should bring me along then." The blonde lady looked anticipatedly at Lin Huang.
"I have proper business to settle at the black market. It's inconvenient to bring you along," Lin Huang rejected right away. He started thinking that this lady was even more difficult than Sun Ba the scammer.
"All you'll have to do is to bring me to the black market. You can do your own thing while I look around myself without disturbing you. We'll meet at the entrance for dinner. I'll bring you somewhere good."
"I'll bug you every day until I repay you if you don't promise to bring me along," she insisted as she noticed Lin Huang's deep frown.
"What I did this morning was just something menial. You don't have to take it so seriously." Lin Huang did not expect the lady to be so stubborn.
"It's something small to you, but it's not to me," she said in all seriousness.
"If you didn't do what you had this morning, my stupid dragon would've destroyed more stuff, and I'd have to pay more compensation. Moreover, what my stupid dragon did might have even killed people. My dad would definitely ground me. I hate being grounded!
"Also, my dad taught me that we must remember those who helped us. You've helped me so much, so I must thank you with all my heart. If you don't accept it, this debt will stay in my heart forever."
After hearing the long story, Lin Huang did not want to retort back because he knew if he did, the lady would not give it up easily since she was stubborn. He thought about it and nodded eventually.
"Alright, then. I'll bring you to the black market, but you'll have to listen to me. Don't run around there. Wait for me while I'm settling my stuff. I'll show you around when I'm done. Also, everything comes to an end after dinner. You'll go home and pretend that you never knew me and I never knew you."
Although the lady looked naive, Lin Huang had his guard up whenever someone got close to him due to Mr. Fu. His disguise would usually work for people under imperial-level, but people with unique skills might still be able to see through his disguise.
"Got it!" The blonde lady nodded in excitement after hearing his confirmation.
"Oh yeah, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Yao Huanhuan." She extended her hand for a handshake.
Lin Huang realized that the lady had not paid any attention to what he said. He had told her to pretend not to know each other, but now that she was introducing herself, he was not sure if she had done so on purpose.
"Wu Ming." He shook her hand anyway.
"Why's your name like that? It doesn't sound like a name. Which 'Ming' is that? Is it the 'Ming' from 'Guang Ming'? Can I call you Xiao Ming?"
Lin Huang ignored her questions and stormed out of the room.
"Close the door!" He said to Yao Huanhuan who was left behind.