Cultivation Online - Chapter 499 - Aiming To Be The First
"You failed the mission?! Don't give me this bullshit! I paid millions so you could do your damn job! I demand a full refund!" Yu Yong shouted at his phone after receiving the news of their failure.
"Unfortunately, we have a no refund policy, and you have agreed to this term before hiring us. If you want us to try again, we can do so at a discounted price, but your family will be at risk of getting investigated. If you accept this risk, we will go back and get Meixiu one more time after receiving more payment."
"Meixiu was stronger than any of us could have anticipated, so we will need more resources to take her back. I hope you understand."
Yu Yong didn't immediately respond. Although he didn't mind an investigation since he has plenty of lawyers and friends with power, it wouldn't look good for his company if news spread that he'd hired merchants to kidnap a girl.
However, as long as the news didn't spread, everything would be fine, and he had plenty of resources available to keep that from happening.
"How much?" Yu Yong asked after a moment of silence.
"10 million." Mister Johnson quickly responded.
"T-Ten million?! That's more than double what I paid you last time! And you consider that as a discount?! This is clearly a scam!" Yu Yong exclaimed.
"Yes, it's the discounted price. If not for the discount, I would have asked for 15 million. Since four cultivators between the 7th and 8th level weren't enough to bring Meixiu back, we will have to increase our forces. I intend on bringing experts from around the world this time, so it will cost much more than usual."
Yu Yong coldly sneered, "Using this many resources just to bring back a little girl. Aren't you ashamed of yourselves?"
After a moment of silence, Mister Johnson said, "With all due respect, if you think you have what it takes to make her return, go ahead. I will send you their location in a moment since we were paid to do so."
"If you want to continue working with us, send the money by next week. If not, then this is the end of our cooperation. Once again, I apologize for the inconveniences."
Yu Yong hung up the phone after that and tossed it at the wall.
"A bunch of useless bastards!"
Seeing his reaction, Tang Lee said, "At least we have their location. We can have Yu Rou try to convince Meixiu to return."
Yu Yong looked at her with a pondering look, "Why didn't we think of that sooner? We could've saved millions! If it's Yu Rou, I'm sure that she'll convince Meixiu to return! Call her here!"
An hour later, Yu Rou arrived at their main location after being summoned by her parents.
"Yu Rou, we have a job for you." Yu Yong said to her with a solemn look on his face.
Yu Rou could already guess what they wanted from her, but she acted ignorantly and asked, "What is it, father?"
Yu Yong then handed her a piece of paper and said, "Meixiu is living here right now, and I want you to convince her to come back."
Yu Rou then said, "Why do you want Meixiu back? She left on her own accord, so I don't think she will return even if I ask her."
"That isn't for you to worry about." Tang Lee said, and she continued, "Just bring Meixiu back at all cost."
Yu Yong then added, "If you successfully bring Meixiu back, I can consider lifting your restriction and allow you to meet with Yu Tian again. After all, he's with Meixiu right now."
"Really?!" Yu Rou expressed excitement after hearing this.
"Then I will go see Meixiu tomorrow!"
Yu Yong laughed inwardly seeing how easy it was convincing Yu Rou to help them.
Sometime later, Yu Rou returned home.
'Since they're asking me for help, this must mean that the people they hired to bring Meixiu back have failed…'
Yu Rou had no problem agreeing to help her parents. After all, she was only told to convince Meixiu to return, and she gets to see her brother again in the process.
'I can't wait to see Meixiu and brother again tomorrow after so long…' Yu Rou went to sleep early on that day, as she wanted the day to be over as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, after his shower, Yuan moved all of the furniture in the living room to the wall, freeing up a lot of space in the center of the room.
"What are you doing, Young Master?" Meifeng asked him.
"I want to practice something," he said.
After taking a deep breath, Yuan began moving his legs in an odd but rhythmic manner.
"Hmm? That's…" Meixiu quickly recognized what Yuan was trying to do.
Yuan tripped on himself a couple of seconds into his weird movements.
"I don't understand…" Meifeng shook her head.
"It's a movement technique," he said.
"A movement technique I learned in Cultivation Online. I want to try practicing it in the real world as well."
Indeed, Yuan was trying to learn the movement technique Vermilion Phoenix Dominating the Heavens. Since he could use Flying Daggers, it obviously meant that he could learn other techniques as well.
And what better technique than a movement technique that will help him improve his overall movement?
"A movement technique? Good luck, Young Master. There are a lot of people trying to do the same." Meifeng mumbled in a low voice.
"Eh?" Yuan raised his eyebrows.
Meifeng then said, "Since we can use cultivation techniques from Cultivation Online, it only makes sense that other techniques could also be learned. Although nobody has managed to do so yet, there are plenty of people out there trying to become the first person to learn a technique that's not a cultivation technique."
"Is that so…"
"Of course, there's a good chance that someone out there has already succeeded but decided to keep it a secret."
"Most likely," Yuan said with a smile on his face.
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