Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 264: Return? Mission Complete? (II)
“What? 200,000 contribution points?! Isn’t there a mistake?” When the group of thirteen heard the staff member, even the good tempered Long Haochen immediately cried out in surprise. Their expressions were incomparably unsightly, whereas Long Haochen coldly stood there, looking at the staff member facing him, and declared in an extremely serious tone, “I hope the Mission Tower can give us an explanation. Don’t tell me that you didn’t expect that such an irresponsible handling of missions would cost us our lives.”
Luc Xi’s expression was even more unsightly. Slapping the top of the sales counter, he declared loudly, “Oh heavens. Bastards! Bunch of bastards! What a nonsensical mission. Is this how you are handling the distribution of our missions? What if we died at the hands of the demons?! If you don’t have a good justification, I will never let you off.”
The staff member facing them was the same as the one who assigned Long Haochen’s group the mission to explore the Desolate Hissing Cavern, but seeing thirteen young Demon Hunters in such a frenetic state, he immediately had a flustered reaction.
“Everyone please calm down. This mission’s rating was a mistake from us, and though it is our fault, there isn’t anything we can do about this anymore. The Mission Tower is ready to compensate you for this, and will hand over a reward of 20,000 contribution points even if you have failed.”
Unfortunately, this staff member had still looked down on these youths’ bearing.
Chen Ying’er replied with a cold smile, “Do you think 20,000 contribution points would be enough to make us leave? You bunch of schemers. Captain, we shouldn’t hand in our mission report now. Let’s head to the Government Office. I’ll look for my grandmother. Lin Xin, you too should look for your grandfather there. ”
Long Haochen silently led the group to the exit, and the 4th soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad followed by habit. Under Luc Xi’s lead, they followed behind and left the Mission Tower.
That staff member’s face was quite pale, “What should we do? Things will get out of hand…” Although he wasn’t directly responsible for the wrong labeling of the mission, he was the one who assigned the mission, and furthermore, after discovering the problems with it, he evaded responsibility and didn’t report properly about his mistake. At that time, he believed that it was merely a newly-formed Demon Hunt Squad, which wouldn’t respond excessively upon discovering a mistake in the mission’s labeling. How could he know that this new Demon Hunt Squad could be called a bunch of little princes and princesses, who immediately reacted to this affront.
Not daring to slack off any longer, the staff member hurriedly reported to his higher-ups.
After exiting the Demon Hunt Squad Mission Tower, the cold wind sobered them up. Long Haochen looked at Cai’er who was lying in his arms and a surge of rage welled up in him. If not for the mistake with the mission’s labeling, how would Cai’er be in such a state? This was definitely something he wouldn’t let slip by.
That he had a kind heart didn’t mean that he was meek. On the contrary, Long Haochen’s character was not as upright and outspoken as his looks were good. As a captain, if he baulked at such matters, how could he command his team in the future?
Luc Xi went to Long Haochen’s side, “Captain Long, what should we do now? Are you really planning to head to the Government Office? We are just two new Demon Hunt Squads, whereas the Mission Tower is the most important component of the Alliance. I’m afraid the Alliance won’t be inclined to hear us out.”
Long Haochen took a deep breath, “The Alliance won’t treat us that coldly.
You may head back, Captain Luc. Leave this matter to us and we will notify you when we get news, how about it?”
Luc Xi’s expression changed, “Captain Long, what do you say? Do you really think we plan on cowering in front of the authorities after having risked our lives in the demon territory? Since we are seeking justice, we should do it as a team.”
After he said this, the 4th soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad immediately became excited. They were afraid of seeing Luc Xi cower right after the battle, which would just be a loss of face for them! Without those partners from the 21st Demon Hunt Squad, they wouldn’t have made it back alive.
“Let’s go then.” Long Haochen waved his hand, leading the group of thirteen to the Alliance’s Government Office.
In fact in this Holy City, the Government Office was the core element of the whole Alliance’s administration. Coming here to claim justice was the same as giving a good slap to the Mission Tower. It required courage not everyone would have.
Although Long Haochen was furious, he was still sober-headed, and gave it a good thought before directly going to the Government Office. Aside from the Alliance’s Government Office, who else could be a match for the Demon Hunt Mission Tower? The majestic position of the tower wasn’t something that could be easily shaken by this little group.
The Alliance’s Government Office wasn’t far from the Demon Hunt Mission Tower, and they quickly arrived at its entrance.
In spite of her young age, Chen Ying’er had the worst temperament at such times, “Captain, how should we go about it?”
Long Haochen replied in a deep voice, “We will be waiting in the entrance of the Government Office, until the Alliance make amends.”
“What? Just that!?” Chen Ying’er looked unsatisfied. Wasn’t this behaviour too passive?
However, Long Haochen next motion shocked everyone else. This captain of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad immediately sat cross-legged in front of the entrance of the Alliance’s Government Office. Cai’er sat at his lap, safely held in his embrace. The location he chose was only three meters away from the gate of the office, and although he didn’t block the entrance, this positioning could only be described as aggressive.
At the entrance of the Alliance’s Government Office stood two guards, who looked stupefied at this scene. Seeing this group of youngsters sit down, they didn’t believe their eyes.
So there actually exist people who would dare to protest at the gate of the Alliance’s Government Office? Have they taken the wrong medicine?
Under the shocked gaze of the guards, the group of thirteen gathered in a row, almost blocking the entrance of the gate.
“What are you doing?” The two guards asked after coming closer.
Long Haochen raised his hand and showed them their Demon Hunt Squad insignia.
“The 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad comes with sincerity, asking for an account from the Alliance.”
Luc Xi also took out the insignia of the 4th soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad, and the two guards that were originally prepared to act immediately stopped in their tracks. Of course, they understood the importance Demon Hunt Squads possessed. Almost all the higher-ups of the Alliance had belonged to Demon Hunt Squads after all! For a moment, they really didn’t dare act against these youths.
The two of them looked at each other face to face, and a guard rushed out to confront them, knitting his brows and speaking to them, “If you have something to say, then say it. What’s with the protest?”
Although he was only a guard, this one was over forty years-old, and when he spoke, he had a strong attitude.
Unfortunately, his threat was almost nonexistent, and Long Haochen’s group of thirteen didn’t pay any attention to him, not moving an inch from there.
The Alliance’s Government Office being in the very middle of Holy City, Long Haochen and the others attracted all the surrounding gazes by performing such a stunt, but because of the Alliance’s prestige, no one dared to come too close.
A short time later, a black silhouette rapidly rushed out from the Government Office, and the one who came was no one else but the Auxiliary Master of the Assassin Temple, Ying Suifeng.
He happened to be there at the right timing, having just run into the guards, who hurriedly told him about the happenings at the entrance.
Ying Suifeng wondered just who could that be so daring! To have enough guts to block that door, even if the Demon Hunt Squads had a prestigious position, it didn’t mean that they could damage the Alliance’s face! Imagining this gave rise to concern, what kind of image would they have if every Demon Hunt Squad did a boycott at the Temple Alliance’s Government Office’s entrance after the slightest grievance? What sort of scandal would that be? Thus, he was in an absolute rage when he came out.
But he was immediately astonished upon seeing that those who were sitting at the doorway were precisely Long Haochen and Cai’er.
“Long Haochen, what are you doing here? Just what the hell? Stand up immediately!” Ying Suifeng unhappily shouted at him.
Long Haochen resolutely shook his head and replied, “If the Alliance doesn’t make amends, I won’t move an inch.”
“Bullshit, what do you want us to make amends for? Stand up and tell me clearly about it.” Ying Suifeng looked furious, especially at seeing that this youngster came to cause trouble. They were a newly formed Demon Hunt Squad! It was clear that they were intentionally harming the Temple Alliance’s face. Ying Suifeng didn’t know about those kids’ story, so he immediately felt furious.
Nonetheless, he still didn’t immediately pull Long Haochen up forcefully, since Cai’er was after all right nearby.
Long Haochen said in a serious tone, “Hall Master Ying, we wish for you to fully understand our situation before lashing out at us. You have been Cai’er’s guardian for a long time now, but do you know that if not for the extremely good luck we had, even she wouldn’t have made it back alive to be sitting here?”
Hearing him say that, Ying Suifeng’s anger immediately puttered out, tensely wrinkling his brows, “What happened?”
Luc Xi’s group also saw Ying Suifeng, and seeing how this Hall Master changed his speech upon hearing Long Haochen’s words, all of them couldn’t help but loosen their breaths.
Long Haochen composed himself with great difficulty, and told him calmly about everything that happened before.
This time, Ying Suifeng’s expression changed greatly, “Bastards, these bastards of the Mission Tower. After having done such a thing. Rest at ease, this matter will definitely be accounted for. I pledge you this on my name as the Assassin Temple’s Auxiliary Hall Master. Children, you should get up first. This is after all the entrance of the Government Office. Follow me in.”
Hearing Long Haochen’s words, Ying Suifeng’s back was drenched with sweat! The others didn’t know anything, but how could it be the same for him? Although Long Haochen’s Demon Hunt Squad was leaps away from being called powerful, what combination did they form? The grandeur of the Scion of Light and the Saint Daughter of Samsara was sufficient to make this matter a huge scandal to their two Temples. Moreover, the others of their team weren’t easy to deal with either.
Long Haochen silently nodded, holding Cai’er to help her stand up, “Then I will be begging for your help, Hall Master Ying.” Their protest at the entrance was only for the Government Office to pay attention to them, and not because they wanted to look for trouble here. Since Ying Suifeng already knew about them, he would naturally show consideration for them.