Chapter 596: Conflict
Fast as lightning, Xiao Luo picked up the teapot on the table and smashed it on Suzuki Ikuo’s head. The pieces of broken porcelain flew everywhere, and the contents splashed in the air like an explosion, soaking Suzuki Ikuo’s head. While Miyazaki Ronjin and Kimura Akino sat there stunned, Xiao Luo casually took a piece of tissue from the table and slowly wiped traces of tea from his hands.
“Your head is quite strong. It didn’t even bleed after such a hit!” Xiao Luo said with a playful smile on his face, as he casually threw the crumpled tissue on the table.
This sudden turn of events startled everyone. Who would have thought that Xiao Luo would smash a teapot at Suzuki Ikuo with no warning? Such arrogance!
Suzuki Ikuo was left stunned for two or three seconds before he rubbed his head and grimaced. Suzuki Ikuo raised his hand to stop his men from rushing at Xiao Luo, and then he swept his hand across his head to wipe off the tea and porcelain fragments. He was undoubtedly a tough man. Instead of being angry, he smiled, defusing the tense atmosphere in the hall. He looked at Xiao Luo and said, “Chinaman, you have guts. You surely have guts!”
“Mr. Ikuo, please stop insulting the people of Hua Nation with such terms.”
Kimura Akino was on Xiao Luo’s side. Although Suzuki Ikuo’s expression looked frightening, he found his courage and braced himself to speak up for Xiao Luo. Kimura Akino thought it’d help if he explained why Xiao Luo suddenly smashed the teapot on his head.
Suzuki Ikuo slammed the table and roared, “I have said before. You have no right to speak here. What the f*ck are you talking about? Don’t you dare talk to me that way, or I’ll chop you up and feed your meat to the dogs!”
Faced with Suzuki Ikuo’s fury, Kimura Akino was in a precarious position. He looked at Miyazaki Ronjin who was drinking tea with his head slightly lowered.
“Miyazaki-san, how do you think we should deal with the matter?” Suzuki Ikuo said, looking at Miyazaki Ronjin with a wry smile.
Miyazaki Ronjin took out a cigarette and lit it up. He inhaled on his cigarette deeply and said, “You deserved to be beaten up for insulting the Hua people. And besides, he’s a cop. What did you have in mind—attack a police officer?”
It shocked Suzuki Ikuo when he heard that. Then he sneered and said, “He’s just a stupid cop from Hua Nation. How can you f*cking call it ‘attacking’ a police officer?”
“Then you can have a try!”
Miyazaki Ronjin’s eyes narrowed with a glint of steely resolve.
“Old codger, who the f*ck do you think you are? Get over yourself. Do you think our boss is afraid of you?” A brash member of the inagawa-kai stood up and shouted at Miyazaki Ronjin.
The sound of a gunshot echoed in the room, and a bullet whistled past the head of the brash member of the inagawa-kai. It grazed his ear, causing him to bleed profusely. He was so frightened that his entire body trembled. He widened his eyes in horror as he looked at the revolver in Miyazaki Ronjin’s hand. The muzzle of the gun was still smoking.
“I missed. It seems like my aim is getting worse!”
Miyazaki Ronjin frowned and placed the revolver on the table like he was very dissatisfied and disappointed with his shot.
Such an interesting old man!
Xiao Luo grew to like and appreciate Miyazaki Ronjin. If he had to list a person he liked from the Ri Nation, it would have to be Miyazaki Ronjin.
Suzuki Ikuo twitched his lips and forced a smile. “Miyazaki-san, we are all from Ri Nation. Why are you siding with a Hua person?” he asked.
“Because the people of the Hua Nation have never annoyed me. On the other hand, I am particularly disgusted by violent elements like you. If it wasn’t for the sake of stability and peace in Dongjing, I would have arrested you long ago!” Miyazaki Ronjin retorted.
Suzuki Ikuo’s eyes turned cold, and the smile on his face slowly turned into a scowl. “Miyazaki-san, why are you doing this? It’s not good for either of us to have a fallout.”
“Fallout with me? Would your inagawa-kai want to fall out with me?” Miyazaki Ronjin teased.
Suzuki Ikuo chuckled and said, “If you’re determined to protect this Hua guy, then you are wasting your time. Because no matter what you do, he won’t be able to leave this room today!”
Miyazaki Ronjin revealed two rows of yellowish-black teeth as he sneered, “Don’t give me that attitude. Let me remind you that the Metropolitan Police Department is not just a prop. Do you want me to arrest you right now?”
“Miyazaki Ronjin, don’t be so shameless. I have a limit to my tolerance for you!”
Suzuki Ikuo dropped his facade, and his eyes glowered with malice. “Let me ask you again, are you honestly going to stand up for the Hua Nation guy?” he said.
“I am responsible for all the arrangements for his stay in Ri Nation, and of course, it includes his safety,” Miyazaki Ronjin replied, glaring back at Suzuki Ikuo fearlessly.
Suzuki Ikuo could not hold back his anger any longer. It was a great humiliation for him that Xiao Luo had hit him in the head with a teapot, and it was already a miracle that he could hold his wrath until now. He stood up and flipped the sandalwood table over, and then he shouted, “Attack! Kill the old bast*rd!”
Upon hearing the order, the surrounding members of the inagawa-kai immediately moved in to attack them with a roar.
Miyazaki Ronjin instantly kicked Suzuki Suzuki Ikuo, sending him back two or three meters. Then he shouted to Xiao Luo and Kimura Akino, “You all stay out of this. These bast*rds from inagawa-kai seem to have forgotten their previous lesson. They will have to pay for that!”
After saying that, he rushed up into the line of inagawa-kai members.
He flattened a man rushing at him with a single punch. Then, he fought with hands and feet, raising his fighting spirit with forceful grunts emanating from his chest. His fists, knees, and elbows became his weapons. Despite being outnumbered by the members of the inagawa-kai, he held his own. Anyone within a meter of him suffered heavy blows and dropped to the ground, moaning in pain.
“Miyazaki-san is exceptionally skillful!” Xiao Luo commented with a smile.
Beside him, Kimura Akino explained, “He is a karate expert. When he dealt with the Yamaguchi-gumi in his earlier years, he charged into their headquarters with only a machete. Despite being severely injured, he killed over a hundred people there.”
It was Xiao Luo’s genuine evaluation of this old man. He looked rather innocuous, but when trouble found them, it turned out that he was another ruthless character.
“We were told that to enhance his fighting mettle, Miyazaki-san had injected himself with a huge dose of stimulants and he landed up in an altered state of mind. Even when slashed by his opponents, he did not feel any pain despite the wounds on him bleeding profusely. Instead, he reacted by slashing his attacker’s entire arm instantly. They all said that Miyazaki-san was no longer a human but had become a pure monster. Many clan members of Yamaguchi-gumi had lost their fighting spirit after seeing his ferocity, and some of them even wet themselves.” Kimura Akino recalled.
Xiao Luo did not comment as he could understand well how he could have turned into a monster out of hatred and vengeance from seeing his wife and daughter being murdered.
Seeing how Miyazaki Ronjin fought with the gang of Inagawa-kai, he suddenly realized that this old man was very similar to him. And he then realized that was the reason he felt so close to him!