Chapter 2852: Make Them Pay Ten Times the Loss
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“I wonder whether they’ll come tonight? Even if they will, we don’t know when, so I guess we have to wait with patience,” said Zheng Peng. He didn’t want those thieves to come during the past days, but now he hoped they would come as soon as possible. With the presence of Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting, he believed they could catch those thieves.
“As long as they come, we will definitely catch them,” Gu Ning said with great displeasure.
She didn’t know whether there was jade among the stolen raw jade materials. If there was, it would be a huge loss.
After arriving at the construction site, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting watched the surveillance videos first.
The surveillance cameras caught three men walking into the mining site, then each of them carried a sack of jade raw materials, which weighed almost a hundred kilograms, but they carried it away easily.
They came three times in total, and each carried one bag every time. Although it wasn’t a lot, it wasn’t very little either.
Because they didn’t show their faces, Gu Ning couldn’t see who they were.
Among the three times, they were found out by miners once, but they still ran away with heavy jade raw materials.
At a glance, Gu Ning could tell that they weren’t ordinary people, but she didn’t think they had superpowers either. Although jade raw materials were heavy, strong men like Xu Jinchen could still easily carry it.
Therefore, Gu Ning thought that the three thieves must be good at martial arts.
After that, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting needed to climb up the mountain and have a look.
Zheng Peng wanted to summon some people to go with them, but Gu Ning declined. It would be more convenient for them to fly there.
If Zheng Peng and the others followed them, they couldn’t fly so Gu Ning directly said that they were more skilled than other people. If other people followed them, they would only be burdened.
Since Gu Ning said that, Zheng Peng didn’t insist. After all, she was right.
In fact, the mining area was only ten meters away from where they lived. And because the mining area hadn’t been mined for a long time, it wasn’t very large.
When they just started mining, they couldn’t do it directly from the bottom of the mountain, because if the bottom of the mountain was hollowed out, it would lose its structure and collapse.
Therefore, when they dug from the top down, they dug in an inclined way.
After the appearance of the thieves, two men would come here and watch every night.
Before Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting came, a supervisor at the construction site had called the two men, so the two men knew that Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting were their people. Therefore they weren’t surprised when Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting came.
They didn’t know that Gu Ning was their boss, but the supervisor told them that Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting were managers from their company. The supervisor also told them Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting’s surnames, so that they would know how to greet Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting after they came.
When Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting arrived, the two men politely greeted them. “Nice to see you, Mr. Leng, Miss Gu.”
“Hi, you can just continue your work. No need to pay attention to us. We’ll just walk around by ourselves,” said Gu Ning.
“Sure,” said the two men, then they walked away from Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting, but they didn’t dare to play on their phones in the tent any longer. Instead, they sat up straight on the stone outside the tent.
At present, the excavation site was halfway up the mountain. About two hundred square meters of land had been dug, and the depth was around eight meters, so a lot of jade raw materials had been mined.
There were more jade raw materials and jade in this mountain than in the other mountains, so Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting sensed clear magical power from it as they walked closer.
If the magical power was released like that, not only cultivators, but monsters and ghosts would also be attracted.
Thinking of that, Gu Ning suddenly stopped. Was it possible that cultivators, monsters, or ghosts were the one who were stealing the jade raw materials?
Without delay, Gu Ning mentioned it to Leng Shaoting, “Hey, is it possible that the pure magical power here attracted some cultivators, monsters, or ghosts to steal jade raw materials?”
Hearing that, Leng Shaoting felt it might be the truth. “I think that’s possible.”
After they reached their destination, Gu Ning used her Jade Eyes to check the raw jade materials that had been mined and saw many pieces of jade!
When she took a closer look, she found more jade.
In that case, there should be a lot of jade among the stolen jade raw materials as well.
Gu Ning got even angrier and couldn’t wait to catch the thieves and beat them before asking them for compensation.
“Don’t worry, we’ll make them pay ten times the loss after we catch them.” Leng Shaoting felt Gu Ning’s anger, and comforted her. She wasn’t so mad earlier, but now she was furious.
“Of course, they must pay ten times the loss!” said Gu Ning angrily.
Afterwards, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting went to look around the mountain separately. They wanted to know whether those thieves had hidden some tools somewhere or if they were waiting close by.
Currently it wasn’t important for them to pay attention to the traces left by those thieves, because it had been two days. If it just happened, they might get some clues from the traces.
They were deep in the mountains and wild forests so there were no surveillance cameras. The road down the mountain could lead towards so many directions. It was impossible for them to know where and how far those thieves went.
Unfortunately, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting failed to find anything even after walking around for a while, so they climbed down to have a rest.
They didn’t know whether it was done by cultivators, monsters, or ghosts. They could only wait till the thieves came again.
Whether they were cultivators, monsters, or ghosts, as long as they showed up again, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting would stop them even if they were under the mountain.
If the thieves were at a higher level than Leng Shaoting, they might not be able to notice them, but Gu Ning didn’t think it was very likely.
The house at the construction site was very simple, but it was built with bricks.
The staff here stayed in the rooms, so Gu Ning, Leng Shaoting, and Zheng Peng went to sit in the office.
Zheng Peng wanted to prepare a room for Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting because there was a vacant room, they only needed new bedding, but Gu Ning turned him down. She might not stay here for long, so it wouldn’t have a great impact on her even if she couldn’t sleep at night. There was no need to bother them.
In that case, Zheng Peng did nothing other than going to sit in the office with Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting.