Chapter 80: Going to Hong Kong (Part 1)
Zhou Jian left the school office and passed by the school canteen to get something to eat. He was prepared to inform Wen Ren Hui Yin tomorrow that he had the snake gallbladder at hand. Anyway, there was still several months before Wen Ren Hui Yin’s aunt entered the critical period so he wasn’t in a hurry. He had experience suffering for several days in the Amazon forest and did not take off the helmet at all at the time. Although he had rested for a night in Norris City but he felt that he did not catch a breather at all.
Back at the dorm, which was originally filled with all sorts of animals roars (tl: students are noisy baboons), a variety of sounds from the subwoofers and all kinds of sounds from computer games, but the dorm was very quiet now. Everyone was doing their own self-study.
Each final exam, the students’ learning enthusiasm would have an unprecedented surge. The degree of tension was comparable to that of the high school students taking their college entrance exam.
After Zhou Jian returned to the dorm, he threw his backpack down and then glanced at his timetable. He couldn’t help but smile. Faint. Tomorrow afternoon, there would be an English lesson and that was also the semester’s last class.
Originally, he wanted to skip this class but he remembered Zuo Rong Rong, so Zhou Jian felt a burst of a headache.
Alright, he would just give up his rest and be a little hasty. He would go to Hong Kong tonight and be back by tomorrow to attend the class.
Zhou Jian opened his balcony’s door and took out his cell phone to dial Wen Ren Hui Yin’s number.
The telephone rang for very long and he almost wanted to hang up when he finally went through.
“Hello.” The voice coming from the other side of the phone sounded somewhat exhausted. Because Wen Ren Hui Yin had to take care of her aunt recently, she had not rested well for several days.
“Why is your spirit so low? Didn’t you rested well?”
“Still okay.” Wen Ren Hui Yin had a reluctant smile. “How can I help you?”
“Um, it’s like this. Remember a week ago when I told you that I knew a jungle hunter who was quite powerful. I asked him to venture into the jungle to have a look if he could get the Anaconda variant’s gallbladder.”
“Oh, I still remember. Thank you.” Wen Ren Hui Yin sounded like she guessed that Zhou Jian’s next words would be that he was sorry and that he wasn’t able to get it.
For the last several days, Wen Ren Hui Yin already knew that it was very difficult to get the snake’s gallbladder. Even her two uncles who were movers and shakers in Lingnan province was also helpless in getting this done.
She guessed that Zhou Jian who usually just played online games would not even know what an Anaconda variant was and the difficulty of finding it. So, he could casually just ask a friend who was also a jungle hunter for help. Of course, the jungle hunter was likely his online friend, who could only be bragging at the whim and that his actual job was only doing part-time jobs. In fact, his job was likely to be doing odd jobs in the restaurant like being a waiter or just someone sitting at home typing on the keyboard and surfing the net.
Naturally, the result would be that there was no result. His friend must have found out through Baidu that to obtain Anaconda variant’s gallbladder, one must travel to the Amazon and he would unexpectedly flinch. After all, the airplane ticket back and forth was not a small expense. Therefore, when Zhou Jian called, this time, to apologize to her, there was certainly no need to apologize for this.
But Wen Ren Hui Yin did not think that Zhou Jian would say: “Don’t need to thank me. We are friends.”
This reply was really contrary to what Wen Ren Hui Yin expected. She said “thank you” only to be polite…
“That one… My friend called me this afternoon and said that he had already obtained the snake gallbladder and I asked him to deliver the snake gallbladder to me. So, he took a taxi to send it over to me and now… I have the snake gallbladder in my hand.”
At the other side of the phone, Wen Ren Hui Yin suddenly felt silly. Zhou Jian appeared to have understated the effort to go to the Amazon forest to find an Anaconda variant and to obtain the snake gallbladder. It sounded like one could just simply stroll into the garden and pulled two tall green onions from the vegetable bed.
“Are you sure that was the Anaconda variant’s snake gallbladder?” Wen Ren Hui Yin knew that Zhou Jian was not the type to joke around, but she was uncertain about his friend.
“It is. It’s green and the size is as big as a fist. So, it shouldn’t be wrong. My friend is very reliable. Right, I had forgotten to ask. Since the time had passed by for more than one week, could it be that you already had obtained one?”
Wen Ren Hui Yin didn’t know whether she wanted to laugh or cry. It sounded like the Anaconda variant’s gallbladder was a beef ball that you could obtain anywhere. In the last several years, the Jungle Hunters Association had only recorded one transaction of the snake gallbladder. “But… But it’s only one week. How could it possibly be so quick?”
Wen Ren Hui Yin still could not believe that the National Security Bureau expert that her brother invited and the special forces commando that her uncle invited were unable to perform and also the Jungle Hunters Association plus the mercenary organizations, all of them weren’t incompetent but how could Zhou Jian, an ordinary student knew such a fierce master?
“Yeah, I also thought that was strange. It’s possible that after he entered the Amazon forest, he happened to bump into an anaconda that was about to die or maybe the Anaconda was molting and it wasn’t careful that it gotten wrapped up in its own dead skin. Who knew, but I try to look pass through it. If there was something wrong, it was still nothing to lose. I am currently at Huadu. This time, it’s already too late and there was no car left to go to Hong Kong. I had planned to call a taxi but the taxi was unable to get past the Hong Kong border. I need you to send someone to pick me up at the other side.”
What Zhou Jian said was right. If they tried, there was nothing to lose. Although Wen Ren Hui Yin felt insecure but she had decided to meet Zhou Jian that very same night. She said: “I have to hang up first. I will ask my uncle to send someone to pick you up.”
“What? Found the snake gallbladder?” Wen Ren Bo Da who was always calm could not control his mood at this time. The cigarette that he was holding at the corner of his mouth fell.
“Perhaps it’s just a mistake…” Wen Ren Hui Yin said again about Zhou Jian’s situation. Although she felt that this was probably a farce, she was carefully considering her wording so that her uncle knew that Zhou Jian only had good intention.
“So, he was only an ordinary student?” Wen Ren Bo Da knew about Zhou Jian’s situation and his heart sank with disappointment.
“He was just trying to help.” Wen Ren Hui Yin hurriedly tried to explain. She feared that Wen Ren Bo Da might misunderstand Zhou Jian to have any evil intention.
Wen Ren Bo Da sighed. Perhaps, the only jungle hunter who has the strength to obtain an Anaconda variant’s gallbladder within a week was probably those S level hunters of legend. There’re not many hunters of that type in this world. How could Zhou Jian such a young fellow knew anyone.”
If a family could be divided into ranks, then Gao Peng family could be classified as Nan Hai city municipal, the Wen Ren family could be listed as Lingnan provincial level but the China seven big ancient Wu aristocratic families, the Japanese Yamaguchi-gumi and the Italian Mafia and other families could be listed as national level. Only the huge family of a national level could contact an S rank bounty hunter. But what about Zhou Jian? Let alone provincial level and national level, he was not even at the township level.
Just a general relationship was not enough to make an S rank hunter to hunt for an Anaconda variant. The S rank Hunter didn’t need the money and did not care for the $1 million reward.
But even for them, there was no absolute safety in entering the Amazon forest. If it wasn’t for a sworn friend, who would be willing to take the risk for you?
“That’s right. My classmates said that the snake gallbladder was the size of a fist, that big.”
“What? Are you sure?” Wen Ren Bo Da’s heart was stirred.
“Well, he would not joke on this matter.” Wen Ren Hui Yin affirmatively said.
The gallbladder of an ordinary snake was only the size of a peanut or knuckle. To have a snake gallbladder the size of a fist, even if it wasn’t an Anaconda variant’s gallbladder, the length of the snake would surpass 10 meters and would be very fierce. It was not easy to get this kind of snake gallbladder within seven days.
Even the gallbladder of an ordinary Anaconda could somewhat elevate the heat off Su Lan.
Of course, there was also the possibility that it could be a cow or pig’s gallbladder. Then, there wasn’t any use for it.
Although he had a little hope, Wen Ren Bo Da was unwilling to give up.
“Let your classmate wait in Huadu. I will let the hospital to send a helicopter to pick him up.”