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 The finger behind Huo Shaoheng moved subconsciously. He looked at the direction of the police station for a while before asking, "Where is Nianzhi right now?"

Zhao Liangze pointed at the police station. "She is still there. After such an incident, the police officers did not want to let them go."

Huo Shaoheng furrowed his brows. "What has it got to do with them?"

"They are all like that. They had to find a reason to blame, even if they could not solve the case. Therefore, they are trying to dig it from the victims. The police most likely have categorized this case as a case of revenge. Therefore, I think they were trying to interrogate Nianzhi and Professor He, wanting to get more leads from them so that they could solve this entire thing." Zhao Liangze took his phone and called the chief of the station. Then, he turned to Huo Shaoheng: "Mr. Huo, do you want to speak to the chief?"

Huo Shaoheng did not take the call. Instead, he turned around and strode down the steps. He arrived at the ground level, walked through the barricades of the pedestrian walkway, and went toward the police station.

Zhao Liangze told the chief on the other line, "Chief Xiao, our Major General has headed for your station. He'll be there in a minute. I'll get over there too." With that, he hung up and ran after Huo Shaoheng.

When Huo Shaoheng arrived at the police station, Chief Xiao was already there to welcome him. "Sir, this way please."

Even though Huo Shaoheng was nearing 30 in age, he was still significantly younger than Chief Xiao, who was nearing 50. Therefore, when the police officers in the station saw their chief respect this incredibly handsome man, who exuded a strong aura, and call him "Sir," they were all shocked.

Huo Shaoheng nodded at Chief Xiao: "I heard that you detained two people today. I am here to bring them back."

He did not even say which matter it was and went straight to the point of demanding the two persons' release.

Chief Xiao felt awkward. He brought Huo Shaoheng to his office and said, "Sir, it is not that I do not want to release them. However, the case today was too serious. They are our only leads..."

"Shut up." Huo Shaoheng interrupted chief Xiao. "Even though I am not someone under the police, I have never heard that the police would make lives of the victims miserable. I will give you five minutes. You had better release them; if not, I can tell you that you will not be able to afford to offend them."

Almost immediately after he said that, Gu Nianzhi's voice came from one of the rooms.

"Listen up. I do not know who wanted to harm me like that and have absolutely no idea where that gun that guy had came from. These should be the duties of the police officers, and you should be investigating to get answers. You should be the ones to protect the safety and assets of the citizens and not the other way around. I know that you guys have no clue what happened, but even so, it does not mean that you can detain victims like this. I have no clue as well. I did not look at the lunar calendar before coming out today, so I did not know that I would be meeting two lunatics. Do you think I do not want to know what had happened? You have already detained me for twenty-two minutes. Eight minutes from now, I will be able to sue you for abusing your authority and illegally detaining me."

Her voice was strong and firm, and it was clear that she was not fazed by the incident.

Huo Shaoheng was relieved. He walked into the room.

"Eh? Who are you? How can you come in just like that?" The police officer who was in charge of interrogation and taking statements was unhappy. "Get out! And close the damn door!"

Huo Shaoheng stood at the door and refused to budge.

Both Gu Nianzhi and He Zhichu sat side by side on the chairs on one side of the table in the interrogation room. He Zhichu looked bored. His expression was as usual cold and aloof, and no one could guess what was on his mind.

Gu Nianzhi continued arguing with the police officer. "Please, do not waste time on us. Quickly go to the scene and investigate whatever you have to. Why on earth are you asking me here when you should be at the scene of the crime gathering evidence? Yes, I do have enemies. I am on my way to fight for a lawsuit with them. So even if I told you, would you arrest them for me?"

What was this? the policeman wondered.

Huo Shaoheng could not take it anymore. He coughed softly.

Gu Nianzhi raised her head. When she saw that Huo Shaoheng was here, her eyes lit up.

Chief Xiao followed him inside and told Gu Nianzhi, "Say it. Who is your enemy? Even though we are unable to arrest them immediately, at least we will have a lead."

Gu Nianzhi folded her arms and raised her chin. "Fine. I will tell you. My enemy is Gu Yanran. She is my sister under the law."

Chief Xiao was speechless.

"Miss Gu, are you sure? Your sister engaged a gunman to assassinate you? Why would she do that?" The police officer in charge of interrogation and taking statements thought this situation strange. "Looking at you-it does not look like you come from an well-to-do family. Why would your sister turn on you like this?"

Gu Nianzhi found his words funny. "I did not say that she did it. Mr. Officer, please talk about the evidence. I understand that you are eager to solve this case, but you will be sued if you want to put words in others' mouths like that."

The corners of the officer's mouth twitched. "You do not have to worry about this. I was merely asking a logical question."

When siblings turned against each other, it was most likely due to inheritance-which meant money.

People die when it comes to discussions of wealth, and animals die when it comes to food. How true!

Gu Nianzhi would not let this police officer know how well-to-do the Gu family was. She merely shook her head. "Even though I am her enemy, and she definitely cannot wait for me to die, she would not be able to stage something like this."

Upon hearing that, the police officer gloomily struck Gu Yanran's name.

Nevertheless, Huo Shaoheng felt that Gu Yanran was still suspicious. He would not explain this to the police officer, however. He merely said: "Chief Xiao, we will take over this case from here. Do not worry; this will not affect your rate of crimes solved."

"Really?" Chief Xiao felt a sense of relief when he heard that. "That is great. You guys can leave too." He immediately pointed at Gu Nianzhi and He Zhichu.

He Zhichu stood up lazily and brushed nonexistent dust from his coat. He looked around at the police officers in the room and said, "This is the first time, so I will not press charges. If there is going to be a next time, I assure you that you will be so popular that everyone here and even overseas will know who you are. You can be even more popular than a notorious influencer overnight."

Chief Xiao's face turned red immediately, changing from chrysanthemum to hibiscus.

Gu Nianzhi had initially wanted to laugh, but she saw Huo Shaoheng look over and stopped herself. She nodded at the police officers in the room in agreement and walked out of the interrogation room with He Zhichu.

Huo Shaoheng turned to chief Xiao: "We will be in charge of these two people as well. You can wash your hands of them."

He was trying to convince Chief Xiao not to be fazed by He Zhichu's words.

Chief Xiao breathed a sigh of relief. No matter what, as a police officer, he would not be willing to turn into being "more popular than a notorious influencer."

It would mean nothing positive!

Gu Nianzhi followed He Zhichu, exited the police station, and waited at the door.

When Huo Shaoheng came out, Gu Nianzhi went to him: "How is the situation there now, Huo Shao?"

"That man committed suicide." Huo Shaoheng did not see the need to hide it from her. "You have to be careful when you go out."

"I know." Gu Nianzhi nodded. "I was on the way to hand in the evidence and documents to the court, to request Gu Yanran to remove the charges against Ye Xuan, so that we would be able to get back Ye Xuan, Qiqi, and brother Xiong."

"Go on." Huo Shaoheng waved. "Close the case as soon as possible, and focus on your case of inheritance."

There was no time to lose.