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845 Lurking Forces IV

 The four police officers at the door laughed when they heard what she said. "Madam, the police department works day and night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."

Gu Nianzhi was stunned.

Fine, law enforcement must be like that. There was always bound to be someone working at any time, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Gu Nianzhi looked down at the arrest warrant issued by the court and said, "This arrest warrant was signed around 4 P.M. this afternoon."

That was only two hours after Ye Xuan and He Zhichu's flight landed.

"Right, the plaintiff is a single woman, so she was very afraid that the defendant would continue to abuse her when he returned. She knew that the defendant was returning to the Imperial Capital today, so she especially went to court to request a special execution." The female police officer politely explained to her, "Using the addresses provided by the plaintiff, we've been searching since 4:30 this afternoon. It took until now to find him."

The police officers were very vigilant as they stared at Ye Xuan's strapping figure.

The female police officer took out handcuffs to put on Ye Xuan.

"Wait a second." Gu Nianzhi stopped her. "Where is your identification?"

The four police officers took out their identification to show Gu Nianzhi.

They didn't seem fake.

Gu Nianzhi had a very good memory, so she was able to memorize the four police officers' identification numbers, names, addresses, and police stations with one glance.

"Will he leave with us now?" the female police officer patiently asked Gu Niaznhi once again.

Of course, Gu Naiznhi would not allow the police officers to take Ye Xuan away just like that.

What a joke!

Professor He had risked his life to bring Ye Xuan back from the United States. How could she let their plans capsize in their own territory?

Gu Nianzhi smiled brightly. "Please wait, I have a few things to tell him first."

The male police officers were not as patient as the female officer, so their expressions were already turning ugly. "You can say what you need to say when you go to the police station tomorrow. We are taking him with us today."

Gu Nianzhi wanted to remain polite, but her expression turned stony when she sensed the police officers getting impatient. "There are still two hours left in the day. Please wait." As she said that, she shut the door.

The four police officers exchanged looks, then began pounding loudly on the door and saying, "Don't even think about escaping! All of our people are waiting downstairs!"

Gu Nianzhi heard this and quickly ran to the balcony to take a look. As expected, numerous police cars with flashing lights were parked under the professor's building. This was quite a production.

The police were pounding on the door so loudly that even He Zhichu and Huo Shaoheng could hear the commotion over the private talk they were having in the study.

They walked out of the study together.

"What happened?" Huo Shaoheng asked immediately.

Gu Nianzhi showed Ye Xuan's arrest warrant to Huo Shaoheng. "They're here to arrest Ye Xuan."

Huo Shaoheng looked it over and noticed the time on the arrest warrant. He flicked it with his fingers. "They're really not wasting a second."

He Zhichu's expression became icy. "Since I'm Ye Xuan's representative lawyer, I'll go liaise with the police."

Gu Nianzhi grabbed his arm, not wanting to owe him more favors. "Professor He, you've already helped me too much. This can be resolved without your involvement."

Gu Nianzhi was confident that she could immediately get the court to withdraw their lawsuit once she proved that the criminal injury case had not been established.

The key was that, even though the police station wasn't wasting a second making their arrests, the court still needed to schedule a trial.

Gu Yanran must've thought of this as well, so she'd taken a gamble and used the time difference to get Ye Xuan out before the court scheduled the trial.

Once he arrived at the police's detainment center, it would be much easier for her to get to work.

She would be able to give him an "accidental death" at any time.

Gu Nianzhi remembered Huo Shaoheng once saying that there was a mastermind behind Gu Yanran. Who knew where this mastermind was lurking?

Based on how they were able to mobilize a four-star admiral in the United States, this person's power was something to be reckoned with.

She wanted to be Ye Xuan's representative lawyer badly, but Ye Xuan was a key witness in her lawsuit. If she was his representative lawyer, it would be bad for Ye Xuan to be her witness.

What should she do?

Gu Nianzhi's brain spun quickly as she tried to find a perfect solution to both problems.

Suddenly, Ma Qiqi stood up. "Nianzhi, I can be Ye Xuan's representative lawyer today."

"You?" Gu Nianzhi was a bit hesitant, not because she didn't trust Ma Qiqi but because she didn't want her to get involved in this mess.

Ma Qiqi quickly said, "I also have my lawyer's license. Although I've never been in court, I would only be liaising with the police on behalf of Ye Xuan. It should be fine. If we need to go to court, you can get a different lawyer."

Gu Yanran's criminal injury case against Ye Xuan couldn't go to court anyway.

Gu Nianzhi considered it but still shook her head. "They want to take Ye Xuan to the police station. I want to find a representative lawyer who can at least stay overnight with Ye Xuan at the police station's detainment center. Qiqi, it wouldn't be safe for you to stay there overnight."

Also, she was worried that the mastermind behind this would not let the lawyer off either...

Never underestimate an enemy's madness, especially someone backed into a corner like Gu Yanran.

This was the painful lesson that Gu Nianzhi had learned after dealing with Gu Yanran several times.

Huo Shaoheng glanced at Yin Shixiong. "Big Xiong, please accompany Qiqi so she can go to the police station with Ye Xuan."

Yin Shixiong suddenly got excited.

He had wanted to do so long before, but since Huo Shaoheng was here, he couldn't make his own decisions without permission.

Soldiers had a natural duty to obey orders.

Now that Huo Shaoheng had given the order, Yin Shixiong could accompany Ma Qiqi without any fear.

"Roger, sir!" Yin Shixiong answered loudly. He then followed Ma Qiqi and Ye Xuan to the door. Opening the door, he nodded to the four annoyed police officers. "Sorry to make you wait so long."

The four police officers didn't say anything else before taking out the handcuffs to lock up Ye Xuan. One person gripped each of his arms.

Ma Qiqi walked over and gently blocked the female police officer to say, "I'm Ye Xuan's representative lawyer. Please be more respectful to my client." As she spoke, she grabbed Ye Xuan's left arm.

Yin Shixiong also walked over to grab Ye Xuan's right arm, squishing the other male police officer off to the side.

A lawyer was allowed to accompany their client by law, even if they were going to court or the police station.

The police officers didn't say too much as they checked Ma Qiqi's lawyer's license. Then they looked at Yin Shixiong. "What about him?"

Yin Shixiong was about to say he was Ma Qiqi's boyfriend. She quickly cut him off from speaking and replied to the police, "He's my assistant. He works for me."

For him to accompany her while she stayed with Ye Xuan overnight at the police station's detainment center, it wasn't enough to say he was her boyfriend. At a place like the police station, he would only be allowed to follow her if they said he was a legal assistant.

Yin Shixiong also reacted. Closing his mouth tightly, he appeared stern and looked quite like he though a male assistant should.

Gu Nianzhi held back her laughter as she waved at them. "See you tomorrow."

She then said to the four police officers, "I'm asking the court to withdraw the lawsuit tomorrow, so I hope you won't give them a hard time."

"Haha, does your family own the court? You think you can withdraw the lawsuit that easily?" One male police officer was getting quite annoyed with Gu Nianzhi's talking, so he didn't mince his words.

"Haha, does your family own the police station? You think you can arrest someone just because you feel like it?" Gu Nianzhi didn't hesitate to argue back. She stared pointedly at the male police officer who had spoken. "I know your name, badge number, identification number, and the address of your police station. I urge you to stay at least three meters away from my friends. If something happens to them tonight, you'll be the first person I'll sue."

As she spoke, Gu Nianzhi repeated the police officer's name, badge number, identification number, the address of the police station, and anything else on his identification once more. At the same time, she also repeated the three other police officers' identification numbers, not getting a single digit wrong.

This type of photographic memory shocked the four police officers.

They exchanged a look and didn't say anything more, but started treating Gu Nianzhi much better. They also didn't show their slight annoyance towards Ye Xuan and his group anymore.

Huo Shaoheng didn't follow them to the door. Instead, he walked out to the balcony to text Zhao Liangze. He asked him to mobilize the Special Operations Forces internal personnel at the police station so they could watch over the police station that had arrested Ye Xuan.

They didn't intend to obstruct the police from executing their duties. However, they needed to prevent the people who intended to use the police station to create issues from doing so.

Gu Nianzhi was still not assured as she followed them downstairs.

She watched Ye Xuan, Ma Qiqi, and Yin Shixiong all get into the police car. Then she watched the four police officers get in as well. She gestured at Ma Qiqi to call her.

Ma Qiqi smiled as she took out her phone and waved at her.

They had lived in the same unit for so long that they had a tacit understanding.

Soon afterward, the police cars drove away from the B University professor's building with their lights flashing.

Gu Nianzhi stood all alone in the empty space in front of the building, blankly looking in the direction of where the police cars had disappeared.

The street lamps were still very bright, but that made the areas where the streetlight didn't shine appear even darker.

Her mind was a bit of a mess and she didn't want to go upstairs to face Huo Shaoheng and He Zhichu's bickering yet.

Alone, she crossed her arms, leaned against the pillar in front of the building, and thought about how she would submit evidence to the court tomorrow and have them withdraw the lawsuit.

Gu Yanran was suing Ye Xuan for this criminal injury case. It was originally a nominal title purposely made up by Gu Nianzhi for the sake of extraditing Ye Xuan.

She hadn't expected Gu Yanran to get so desperate that she'd actually use her excuse.


Gu Nianzhi couldn't help but think about what kind of secret Gu Yanran must be harboring.

Was it was enough to make her take a huge gamble?

She stood downstairs until her legs felt sore. She finally decided to go upstairs to get her bag and return to her dorm.

As soon as she turned around, she saw He Zhichu and Huo Shaoheng standing near her. One stood on the left, the other on the right. She could almost see the line dividing their rival territories between them, a great divide that could not be overcome.

Seeing Gu Nianzhi turn around, Huo Shaoheng was the first to walk over. He was carrying her little bag. "...Do you want to go back to the dorm?"

He knew her so well...

Gu Nianzhi was a bit embarrassed as she accepted her little bag from Huo Shaoheng. Although she wasn't too willing, she still pressed her lips together and nodded.

"Let's go, I'll take you back." Huo Shaoheng reached out to hold her by the shoulders and protect her in his embrace. He turned around to wave at He Zhichu. "Professor He, you should go back. It's fine for me to take Nianzhi back to the dorm."

He Zhichu didn't move or speak. His entire expression was as aloof and readable as an ice sculpture. He stood just like that at the building entrance, watching Huo Shaoheng embrace Gu Nianzhi and walk away.