Zhao Yao looked at the Level 12 Asser and was curious. Besides his supercats and the alien cats, it was his first time encountering other cats with the power of awareness.
“Sheriff, are you able to read his thoughts?”
Sheriff, who was hidden in Zhao Yao’s chest frowned as he listened intently with his ears. He shook his ears and said, “Not very clear. I could only hear simple phrases.
From the meeting until now, I heard beef steak ten times, cramps five times and the name Arria once.”
“Beef steak? Cramps? Arria?” Zhao Yao was puzzled, “What’s the meaning?”
Sheriff was unable to hear all his thoughts and it was just as Zhao Yao expected. After control of awareness, supercats were resistant to superpowers. A Level 12 supercat was able to resist most of Sheriff’s mind reading.
For Level 15 Diana, Sheriff could only hear one or two phrases in an hour.
Asser could not stand Zhao Yao’s scrutiny and turned his head away and said, “Shreev, let’s go. Arria could recover his full power any time. Let’s go and stop him.”
Zhao Yao interjected and said, “Are you dealing with the rebels? I can help.”
Asser sighed and said, “You don’t understand how dangerous it is. Listen to me and leave quickly.”
Zhao Yao smiled and didn’t reply. Seeing Asser and Shreev leave, he talked to his cats telepathically, “Dust Ball, follow them.”
Dust Ball frowned and said, “Going after a new cat?”
Behind Zhao Yao’s back, Dust Ball controlled the Dimension Portal and flashed continuously as she followed Asser and Shreev.
“Good, I’ll find them later. I’ll complete Xiao Ming’s mission so that there are no other problems.”
Zhao Yao flashed and appeared in the factory. He found Xiao Ming and said, “You saw that. This place is watched by the rebels. Though I’ve defeated them but they are likely to return. You are in danger here. Leave with me.”
Xiao Ming hesitated. “If I go, won’t the factory be destroyed by them?”
Xiao Ming’s point was valid. If the rebels were unable to defeat Zhao Yao, they might blow up the factory.
Zhao Yao could not possibly keep watch at the factory the whole day. He said, “If you don’t follow me, I’ll tear down the factory.”
Xiao Ming was speechless. He thought angrily, “What’s with him? Shouldn’t he console me? Why is he tearing down the factory?”
Xiao Ming shook his head and said, “My life depends on this factory! I’m not leaving! I’m staying with the factory for life and death!”
Zhao Yao said, “Tsk.”
Xiao Ming turned his head to look at Zhao Yao and said, “Did you tsk at me?”
Zhao Yao said, “No.”
Xiao Ming said, “I’m sure I heard it. What’s with your impatience?”
Zhao Yao said, “Tsk.”
“You did it again!” Xiao Ming looked suspiciously at Zhao Yao and said, “Since you’ve returned, you’ve become impatient…”
“Enough.” Zhao Yao waved and said impatiently, “You set up a business because of money. Give a call to your debtor and explain your situation. Your debtor’s not a scumbag. Perhaps he’ll forgive you. Then you don’t have to worry about the factory.”
Xiao Ming said doubtfully, “Huh? Really?”
“Of course,” Zhao Yao said. “If you don’t believe me, give a call. It’s harmless to try.”
Xiao Ming took out his cell phone and thought for a while before drumming up his courage to make the call.
Zhao Yao activated his power of illusion and maintained his current look. Then he pulled out his cellphone and received the call.
Xiao Ming said, “Zhao Yao? It’s a long time… about the money I owed you…”
Zhao Yao exclaimed and said, “You’re not paying up?”
Xiao Ming quickly said, “No, no, I’ll think of ways to pay you…”
Zhao Yao said, “I’m just joking. We’re good friends. Why would I force you to pay up?”
Xiao Ming was moved. “Zhao… Zhao Yao, you’re my good buddy. I’m setting up a factory in Africa. The business environment is good and the country’s peaceful. The labor’s cheap and gullible. I’m able to earn a few million every month. Are you interested in investing?”
Zhao Yao was speechless.
“Don’t keep quiet,” Xiao Ming said. “Don’t think that because I lost my previous investment that this one’s no good. This time’s a good chance to invest.”
“Do you know how many condoms are needed in Africa every year? The people are plagued with security and sickness issues. They can’t even relieve themselves safely! They are eager for us to rescue them.
This is an undeveloped virgin land! Whoever controls the place becomes Africa’s king!”
Zhao Yao turned around and looked at the babbling Xiao Ming. He hung up the cellphone and slapped Xiao Ming’s head.
Xiao Ming recovered himself and looked at the distorted figure as he asked, “What’s wrong?”
Zhao Yao said, “I let you plead but what nonsense are you saying?”
Xiao Ming was enlightened and said, “My debtor’s a super rich tycoon with lots of money but very stingy. If I asked him to waive my debt, he would not agree but it’s different if I discuss about earning money.
If he’s willing to invest, then I won’t need to worry about my business in Africa! I might become the condom king and the second Durex!”
Xiao Ming looked at Zhao Yao and smiled sinisterly, “Since you’re powerful, perhaps you know him too. If you help me, I’ll give you 0.1% shares of my company. Don’t underestimate this 0.1%. You are in control of tens of thousands of these people’s happiness.”
“This guy…” Zhao Yao looked at Xiao Ming and knocked him out with a bang. He pulled Xiao Ming’s leg as he flew towards the airport. “I’ll bring him along.”
After Zhao Yao sent Xiao Ming to the airport, the mission of rescuing Xiao Ming was completed and he obtained 2000 experience points. Zhao Yao shifted his focus on Simba and the warriors in the Extradimensional Belly.
They were tied and laid on the ground. They were being squeezed dry of experience points by the supercats.