By the time Xuan Yuan Duan Ai and Tang Chen finished telling Xuan Luo the whole story, a couple of hours had already gone by . Xuan Yuan Duan Ai was very detailed; he didn’t leave out a single detail . Xuan Luo vaguely sensed a conspiracy was going on .
“There is something fishy about this . ” Honestly, Xuan Luo didn’t have to meddle in this muddy water . However, since he had arrived in Du Cheng, his heart felt very troubled . Yet, he couldn’t really explain why . Perhaps the incident with Shen Tui Men has caused him to over think .
“I think so too! That day, I was told to protect the items on the carts and to bring it to the Nan gong family’s residence . The client had already put down a deposit, and the deposit was no less than twenty thousand silver tael (currency from the Qing Dynasty) . I didn’t think anyone would be so generous!” Xuan Yuan Duan Ai exclaimed .
“We truly need to deeply analyze this situation . ” Xuan Luo repeated again . He has no idea what he was getting into .
“Let’s analyze . ” Tang Chen said calmly . He also has strong feelings about this; because why on earth would the client asked the biao ju to deliver* a bunch of gunpowder? Not to mention, the Nan gong family definitely has enough potential without the help of the biao ju .
“The client wanted us to escort the carts of gunpowder, but he/they didn’t want us to know about it . The carts were prepared ahead of time, and we were only told to deliver them . ” As Tang Chen analyzed, he used tea cups to represent the different people .
As he was analyzing, Xuan Luo and Xuan Yuan Duan Ai stood by his side and chirped in extra details he may have missed .
Not only is Tang Chen talented in martial arts, he is also very good at analyzing and reasoning .
“There is definitely something fishy going on . Huge deposit, took the responsibility of putting in the items on their own, and then handing it to us . It’s as if everything was planned . ”
“Yes, your conclusion makes a lot of sense . ” Xuan Luo nodded . Then he pointed to the cup on the table and said, “I agree with what Tang da ge said . I think someone purposely used a psychological method to get Zhao biao tou to take this task . Not only that, the person also wanted to use Hu Wei biao ju’s well known reputation . ”
As Xuan Luo spoke, he looked at the cup that represented the client, “Zhao biao tou was forced to take this task . If he refused, he would be looked down upon by the people in his field . Since his biao ju is already so big, he definitely wouldn’t care about all the little stuff . It’s just like money; once you have the reputation, you don’t have to think about it anymore . However, if your reputation is ruined, it would be very difficult to get it back . Thus, the client first used Hu Wei biao ju’s reputation . He knows that if Zhao biao tou refused him, the news would spread and it will ruin the biao ju’s reputation . Once the rumours spread, everything will slowly go downhill . Ruined reputations cannot heal within a short period . Thus, that’s the reason why Zhao biao tou agreed to take on this task . ”
“You’re right!” Xuan Yuan Duan Ai and Tang Chen totally agreed with Xuan Luo . Although they have thought about it previously, they didn’t see it as clearly as Xuan Luo . Now that Xuan Luo brought it up, it was as if everything had become clear at once .
True, sometimes, reputation is everything . Many would be willing to sacrifice a lot for reputation; that is human nature for you .
“Also, if one were careless, with the amount of gunpowder within the carts, then the result could have been… you know, right now it’s the hottest time of Summer . The temperature is super high right now . ” Xuan Luo continued . Tang Chen immediately inhaled a breath of cold air .
It’s true . The July Sun is incredible . If one weren’t careful, the gunpowder could have exploded . That should have been obvious to anyone .
Although they used the chests that the biao ju provided, the heat from the Sun could still go through . It’s like having calcium oxide lying around; when it is heated, it will emit an intense glow…just like burning paper, that process wouldn’t take very long . Gunpowder would take longer to ignite, but that fear is still there .
“Yes, with such a large amount of gunpowder, it could have exploded half way! All of us know how narrowly we escaped . ” As Tang Chen thought back, he was aghast .
“Yes, from here, we can tell our client is very smart . And whoever that is behind this definitely hates Zhao biao tou’s guts!”
“Yeah! Why didn’t I think of this?!” Tang Chen and Xuan Yuan Duan Ai stared at Xuan Luo in awe . They never expected Xuan Luo to analyze this so thoroughly . Xuan Luo was very logical . Plus, Xuan Luo wasn’t actually here during the event . He basically listened to Tang Chen and Xuan Yuan Duan Ai and figured out everything on his own . They were definitely impressed .
“More importantly, someone/people robbed the items . Something is clearly wrong with that . ” Xuan Luo added .
“Aiii, how should we solve this?” Tang Chen looked expectantly at Xuan Luo, hoping he could come up with a solution .
“Umm, I need to do some research first . But before that, I need to find out the background and the power of the Nan gong family . ” Xuan Luo didn’t even hesitate as he gave out his suggestion .
At this moment, someone pushed the door open and out came a fresh looking teenager . The teenager was around Xuan Luo’s age, but he looked even more delicate . When comparing himself, Xuan Luo felt like an uncle .
“Tang da ge, Xuan Yuan da ge, it’s already quite late . I see that you guys haven’t came out for lunch, therefore, I came to bring you guys some food . ” The boy stated .
“Oh! Thank you, Zhao Xin . ” Tang Chen didn’t realized they have discussed for so long . It was already nighttime . The sky was pitch dark and the moon has already hung itself up in the sky .