Chapter 641: A brewing storm
There were also a few other Riders facing the same situation as Wu Dingyuan.
Wen Meng was also stopped on the way back. However, he was caught in a dilemma before he could even see the other party.
While they were returning to the stronghold, a large number of paper cranes suddenly descended from the sky. When the Qinghe University students behind him saw the paper cranes, their first reaction was to cheer. They did not know why there were so many of these strange paper cranes flying towards them.
Only Wen Meng’s expression changed. He did not expect the head of the Anjing House would actually come here personally.
He asked aloud, “Is the Anjing House also trying to seize our Qinghe’s satellites?”
But no one answered him. The paper cranes landed on the shoulders of the students and even occasionally used their “beaks” to preen their wings like they were really feathered.
Wen Meng said to the students in a low voice, “Don’t touch them!”
But it was too late. One of the students was already reaching out towards the paper crane on his shoulder out of curiosity. When his finger came into contact with it, he let out a cry of pain and retracted his hand.
His finger was bleeding profusely after getting cut by the sharp edge of the paper crane.
Wen Meng went over to have a look. Fortunately, it was just a shallow cut. The person controlling the paper cranes was warning him not to act rashly but had unintentionally hurt someone in the process.
To this day, the head of the Anjing House was still an extremely mysterious person. No one knew what kind of person he was, and they only knew that his superpower was controlling paper cranes.
Wen Meng frowned. He understood the other Riders who were out traveling were probably facing the same situation as him now.
Abandon the students and head straight for Luoyang City? Wen Meng was caught in a dilemma. He was unsure if the other party would really kill the students.
He took out his satellite phone and called Li Yingyun. “I’ve been intercepted by the Anjing House at my position. There’s more than 20 students here with me.”
Old Li replied, “Stall them right there then. Actually, it’s a good thing they’re not coming to Luoyang City. At least that way, some of the battles won’t have to happen in the stronghold.”
Outsiders might not care about the rise and fall of Luoyang City, but Old Li and the others had grown up here, so of course they hoped Luoyang City would not get destroyed.
Therefore, if everyone were to start fighting their battles in the stronghold, who knew what kind of destruction the stronghold would suffer? Since the other party had chosen to hold back the Riders in the wilderness, and upon considering the bigger picture, it might be better to get caught in a deadlock with the enemy outside. The rest would have to depend on Old Li and the others.
The ongoing situation at Luoyang City was originally hushed up, and not many people knew Luoyang City was currently at the center of a whirlpool of events.
But gradually, more and more people started paying attention to this place.
As a result, no one noticed that a group of the Pyro Company’s elites had suddenly set off for the Northern Plains.
The Pyro Company’s elites were extremely cautious in their actions. They did not even bring along any supplies or support personnel with them. The soldiers in the group were all at least T3-level combatants, with there being ten commanders whose combat strength was ranked at T4.
Due to the events at the orphanage, Ren Xiaosu skipped his classes for the day. But to him, this was actually not considered skipping classes at all. After all, Jiang Xu did not give any lectures today.
However, Zheng Hang was going to get in trouble for sure. Their class had a full schedule today. There were four periods in total, and all four teachers marked attendance at the end of each lecture. Zheng Hang seemed to have vanished into thin air for all of them.
Zheng Hang’s classmates wanted to tell him the bad news, but they could not get through to his phone at all.
It was not that Zheng Hang had gone into hiding, but that Qin Sheng had cut off his cousin’s phone line so that his happiness could be prolonged a few more days…
After all, Ren Xiaosu was still using his cousin’s student pass for now. It would not be good if Zheng Hang accidentally let slip the arrangement.
The next day, Ren Xiaosu resumed going to class. The second lecture of the day was Jiang Xu’s Humanities and Political Science class.
As usual, the students would raise some questions during the lecture.
But this time, no one asked about current affairs related to politics. Instead, they directly asked about what was happening inside Luoyang City.
After all, two intense battles between superhumans had taken place in the span of three days. The students could not figure out why this was happening.
A girl asked, “Professor, what exactly is going on in Luoyang City? Didn’t you say we wouldn’t be affected?”
Jiang Xu said from the podium, “I hope all of you will not assume you’re going to be completely safe. Everything I’m telling you right now might cause you to panic, but one of you was correct. We might be living in an ivory tower here, but the perpetrator is not going to be stopped by that.”
Everyone was stunned. Which of their classmates had said that to Jiang Xu?
Jiang Xu smiled and said, “Zheng Hang was the one who said that.”
Immediately, the entire class turned their attention to Ren Xiaosu. And Ren Xiaosu looked at Jiang Xu speechlessly. What was this old man trying to do? Why did he suddenly single him out in front of the class?
This confused the students a little. Jiang Xu had even specially come to the school to have lunch with Ren Xiaosu. Could it be that Jiang Xu really admired that guy?
But he was only a bum who had come to class to earn some money for helping others mark attendance.
Jiang Xu continued, “Students, I suggest that if any of you discovers someone committing a crime, you should immediately run in the direction of the garrison troops enforcing the lockdown. Although the garrison troops might not be strong enough, it’s still better than running around wildly.”
After Jiang Xu went back to Hope Media yesterday, he had given the matter very careful thought before deciding to take Ren Xiaosu’s advice. He was no longer going to tell the students to focus on their studies but teach them how to avoid any danger that might arise during this chaotic battle.
When these words came out of Jiang Xu’s mouth, it undoubtedly depressed the students. However, Jiang Xu felt the students should know about these things.
Actually, Jiang Xu wanted to tell them that if they discovered someone committing a crime on campus, they should quickly run to Ren Xiaosu’s side. However, he could not say that.
“Professor.” A male student suddenly asked, “I read in today’s Hope Media newspaper that during the arrest of the criminal last night, it was the hostage that got killed first. Is that true?”
Jiang Xu smiled and said, “Yes.” His gaze drifted towards Ren Xiaosu. He only found out this morning that the person who had killed the hostage was actually Ren Xiaosu.
But he could not tell that to the students either.
However, Jiang Xu explained, “There was a problem with that hostage. You probably know about the fugitive who got tripped by a superhuman the day before yesterday, right? That fugitive was the hostage who got killed last night.”
The students were stunned. Something like that actually happened?
After class, Jiang Xu waved at Ren Xiaosu again. “Zheng Hang, let’s have lunch together.”
The students watched silently as Ren Xiaosu and Jiang Xu walked out of the classroom. They were suddenly at a loss as to how to react. They could not accept that a bum was being so highly regarded by Professor Jiang
While Jiang Xu and Ren Xiaosu were walking, he asked Ren Xiaosu, “I heard you didn’t come to school yesterday?”
“Mhm.” Ren Xiaosu told him about what happened at the orphanage.
But as they were talking, an explosion boomed from very far away. Based on the sound, it came from more than five kilometers away from the school.
Immediately after, the screams and wails of students could also be heard coming from the school grounds. Ren Xiaosu spun around and saw students scattering in all directions.
Ren Xiaosu and Jiang Xu looked at each other. The real chaos was just about to begin.