233 Awkward Encounter
It was past four in the afternoon when Lin Huang left the Union Government building. He did not expect time to past so fast as he was focused on investigating the dead bodies. He rode the Viridian Wolf back to the hotel. As he entered the hotel, he ran towards the elevator which was closing and held the doors open using his hand. Lin Huang was stunned when he saw the couple in the elevator. The lady was one in the pink bathrobe in the room of the other hotel where he and Mr. Fu were transported to that morning.
Now that they were standing closer to each other, Lin Huang was surprised to find that the lady was a gold level rank-3. The tall man beside him was of the same level too. After hesitating for a heartbeat, Lin Huang decided to enter the elevator anyway. He realized that the lady did not recognize him as he had changed his features earlier. There were three of them in the elevator and coincidentally, they were going to the same floor, level 76.
Lin Huang thought it was awkward but fortunately, his back was facing them so he could not see their facial expressions. Soon they arrived at level 76. As Lin Huang walked out, the couple followed too. Lin Huang was staying in Room 28 while the duo was in Room 26 and Room 27 respectively, just next to him. Lin Huang figured that the lady had probably transferred to this hotel instead due to the morning's incident.
Although it was awkward, Lin Huang did not plan to change his stay in this hotel as it was unnecessary. Since the lady did not recognize him anyway, he could just pretend that it never happened. He then called Liang Yin’s senior to whom she had given the contact details earlier. Within two rings, the phone was picked up.
"Hello, who are you looking for?" It was the voice of a young man.
"Hi, are you Liang Yin’s senior, Han Ji?"
"Who are you?" the man asked guardedly.
"My name is Ye Xiu, I am an investigator from the Hunter Association. I have been investigating on a case that involves the Brain Eater and I got your contact details from Liang Yin. She told me that you are a major in monsters, a professional in this field," Lin Huang explained.
The man was silent for a moment before he started speaking, "I am Han Ji, is Xiao Yin...alright?"
Hearing his tone of voice, Lin Huang could tell that there was something between them.
"Erm…from the way she ate her snacks, she seemed great. We’re not close, it was our first time meeting this afternoon." Lin Huang did not know how to answer that question, so he answered honestly.
"She must still be a huge fan of heavy food, am I right?" Han Ji asked.
"I suppose red chili lung slices and intestine gravy are considered heavy." Lin Huang nodded in certainty.
"Oh, I see that she has been eating much lighter food compared to two years ago…" Han Ji chuckled to himself.
What he said puzzled Lin Huang. "If this is considered light, what kind of food did she use to eat?!"
"I still remember she used to love raw heart slices. I enjoyed watching her eating until her face was all bloody. She looked cute like that…" Han Ji indulged himself in the ‘beautiful’ memory of Liang Yin.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
"Raw heart slices…Bloody face…Which part of that is cute?! Can you guys eat something normal and have some normal judgment of beauty!?" Lin Huang screamed in his heart.
"I’m sorry, I was distracted. I hope I didn’t scare you," Han Ji said softly.
"It’s alright, let’s talk business." Lin Huang attempted to get Han Ji back on track.
"You want documents about Brain Eater, am I right? I will send you a copy of my research document later. However, it’s confidential. If not for Xiao Yin, I would not send it to you. Therefore, please do not forward it to anyone else. After you are done with it, delete it right away, don’t keep it anywhere," Han Ji warned Lin Huang.
"I understand. I’m only using it for the case and I will destroy it after using it. Don’t worry," Lin Huang promised.
"Oh yeah, would you know what is Xiao Yin’s current favorite thing?" Han Ji deviated from the topic again.
"I’m not sure, how would I know that? I just met her this afternoon…" Lin Huang said and then he recalled something.
"Wait, I think she likes Sword Genius. I saw her watching videos of him when I entered her office."
"What is this Sword Genius?" Han Ji was puzzled.
"He’s a participant in the Hunter Arena." Lin Huang understood that researchers like Han Ji did not keep himself updated with the Hunter Arena.
"Alright then, I’ll look into it on the network later." Han Ji seemed to be satisfied with the answer Lin Huang gave.
"If you have any doubts, you can always ask me. As long as I’m not working in the lab, I will try my best to answer you."
"Thanks in advance then. I shall contact you if I have any questions then." Lin Huang did not expect that naming a random hobby of Liang Yin's would earn Han Ji’s promise easily.
After they hung up, Han Ji sent the documents over almost immediately. Lin Huang looked at it right away…
The documents were detailed whereby most of the experiments came with many photos and complete lab videos. Lin Huang thought Han Ji was kidding when he said the documents were confidential and that he would only send some ordinary research documents. After flipping through the documents, he was shocked to find that it was indeed some confidential information from the Union Government which was not to revealed to the public. As there were many experiments that included human testing, such experiments were prohibited for the Union Government on the surface as it was inhumane. If the documents were exposed, the Union Government’s name would be affected and it might irk the public.
It was past six in the evening after Lin Huang was done with his preliminary read. He turned his screen off and got ready for dinner downstairs. Just when he opened the door, the lady staying next door came out of the room as well. Lin Huang pretended not to see her and headed straight to the elevator. The lady knocked on the door of Room 26 and called out, "I’m ready, let’s go."
The door of Room 26 opened and the tall man walked out of the room. After closing the door, the duo headed to the elevator.
Lin Huang had been waiting for the elevator to come and before it did, the duo was standing behind him. As they entered the elevator, the couple ignored him completely while starting to talk to each other.
"What did you from your end?" the lady asked.
"The association has gotten the location of the four men’s Emperor’s Heart Rings when they disappeared as well as their whereabouts during the last few days. They will send it to me soon. How about you?" the man asked.
"I have gotten the history of the phones from the association, but I didn’t find anything odd." The lady shook her head helplessly.
From their conversation, Lin Huang could tell that they were investigating the same case as he was. Unfortunately, the elevator soon arrived on level one and the duo walked out of the elevator. Lin Huang hesitated and decided not to follow them in the end.
"I shall have dinner first. After that, I’ll get the Hunter Association to get me information about the four men’s Emperor’s Heart Rings and see if there are any clues," He thought to himself. It seemed like there was only one Brain Eater in this city. If the duo managed to kill it, Lin Huang would have to find another way to obtain the Supreme Intelligence skill for his Demonic Dandelion Vine. Now that there were competitors, Lin Huang could no longer stay calm.