Starting With a City as a Transmigrator - Chapter 33
Hallmark departed from Wang Lun’s group. A moment before that, Wang Lun sent a message to Hallmark through hand signals, asking him to pay attention to some people among the refugees.
Thereafter, Hallmark followed the group of refugees with four soldiers and secretly observed them.
“Everyone follow me after registering!”
It took a long time to register their identity cards, but it was finally done.
Lucy followed Wang Lun’s instructions and took the refugees to the shelter and settled them down.
Hallmark quietly followed with the soldiers until Lucy came out of the building alone.
“Lucy, come here!”
Hallmark and the others hid in a quiet corner and called out in a low voice.
Lucy looked around, but couldn’t find anyone for a while.
Without any choice, Hallmark waved his hand. “Here!”
Lucy finally saw him.
“Come here! Don’t be seen!” Hallmark pulled Lucy to the hidden corner with one hand.
“What’s wrong?” Lucy asked with a puzzled look.
Hallmark said, “Is there anything different about the refugees you sent in just now?”
Lucy shook her head and said, “Nope! What’s wrong?”
Hallmark shook his head and said, “Nothing. You head back first!”
Lucy looked at Hallmark’s eyes and seemed to understand what he meant. She nodded and quickly went back in the direction of the city hall.
“General, are we just going to continue waiting here?
“How about we charge in and catch them all? We can then interrogate them one by one. Imagine how much time it will save!”
Hallmark said, “Calm down, and don’t be so impatient. What do I always tell you? You guys are assassins. Don’t you have any patience at all?”
The four soldiers looked at one another and shook their heads.
“Jill, where are your cigarettes? Mine’s done; give me a stick.”
The man named Jill responded plainly and took out a pack of cigarettes from his pocket.
It was a brand new packet, which he probably just bought.
“Nice one, you actually bought another pack!”
Jill laughed, “I can’t help it. I’m getting more and more addicted to smoking now. I need a minimum of one pack a day.”
“Although I envy you, I have to advise you to smoke less.”
“George, you say one thing and mean the other. You want him to smoke less and yet you’re still reaching for a stick.”
George laughed. “Hahaha, just kidding. Say, Baker, did you manage to get that girl?”
Baker took Jill’s cigarette and shook his head in frustration. “I don’t wanna talk about it. That woman broke my heart. She disappeared after that night!”
Dale, the strongest of the four soldiers, brought the lit cigarette to his mouth, took a puff, and said, “I think that kind of woman just wants to spend a night with you!”
Baker lightly punched Dale in the chest, saying, “Don’t be ridiculous. Although it seems like that, she’s also the woman I gave my first time to.”
“Screw you!” The other three men spat a thick cloud of smoke at Baker.
“Say, soldiers, have you guys forgotten about your general?”
Hallmark, who was isolated on one side, decided to insert himself into the conversation.
Jill reacted, hurriedly pulling out a cigarette from the pack and handing it to Hallmark.
Hallmark took the cigarette, and Jill lit it.
“General, I thought you didn’t smoke this kind of cigarette?” Dale said.
Hallmark exhaled and said, “Who said that? It’s just that I can’t find this kind of cigarette!”
The atmosphere around them instantly turned colder.
“General, this cold joke is awesome!” Baker couldn’t hold back his laughter.
Gradually, the sky turned dark and night fell.
Hallmark and the soldiers became alert and kept their eyes on the building in front of them.
Just when they thought that the people in the building wouldn’t take action, things took a turn.
Several people dressed in black came out of the building in a sneaky manner.
“They’re here. Wake up!”
Hallmark hurriedly woke up the soldier behind him who had fallen asleep.
“Where are they going?” Jill asked.
Hallmark looked in their direction and said, “The city hall.”
“Could they be attacking the city hall? They’ve got a lot of nerve!”
“It’s a good thing we’re here waiting, or else there might be big news in Yale City tomorrow!”
Hallmark said, “Stop talking and follow them!”
The men followed under Hallmark’s leadership.
As expected, the men in black didn’t stop until they reached the city hall. And now, they seemed to be discussing their options.
“General, are we not going to do anything? They’re going in,” George said with some concern.
Hallmark, on the other hand, raised his hand and said, “There’s no hurry. We don’t have as many people as they do, so it’s easy to let them escape if we hastily attack.”
“What should we do then, General?” Dale asked.
Hallmark spoke, “After they enter the city hall, we will surround them. Then, they will not be able to escape even if they grow a pair of wings.”
The group in black started making their move. As the wall of the city hall was relatively high, they were able to climb up with the help of grappling hooks.
Counting the number of people who kept going up the wall… There were about a dozen of them.
After the last person entered the city hall, Hallmark and his men threw stones inside the city hall.
At the next moment, the patrols shouted and lights instantly illuminated the entire courtyard.
From the outside, one could hear people inside the city hall shouting to capture the assassins.
Hallmark and his men didn’t immediately rush in. On the contrary, they remained in place, fearing that an assassin might escape from the chaos.
Hallmark waited for the clamors in the city hall to fade before leading his four soldiers inside.
The guards held the assassins on the ground, and they couldn’t break free no matter how they struggled.
The guards greeted Hallmark one after another when they saw him.
Hallmark took a look at the assassins and said, “Take them to prison. I’ll interrogate them myself.”
The guards received his order and escorted the assassins out of the city hall. They walked into the main city street and turned right until they reached the prison at the end.
“General! Are they to be interrogated by us?” the prison warden came forward and asked.
Hallmark waved his hand and said, “There’s no need, prison warden. They will all be interrogated by me.”
“What did they all do wrong to warrant the general’s personal interrogation?”
The prison warden wondered, looking at each of the men in black who were escorted into the prison.
Hallmark patted the prison warden’s shoulder and said, “Don’t worry about that. You can go on with your beautiful dream now!”
Hallmark walked straight into the interrogation room.
“General, do you need me in there with you? I’m afraid this is a bit dangerous for you,” the warden asked as he poked his head into the interrogation room.
There was only Hallmark and an assassin inside.
Hallmark said, “There’s no need, prison warden. You just have to do your thing!”
“Dale, watch the door!” Hallmark loudly commanded.
Dale swiftly responded. “Understood, General. Leave it to me!”
Thus began Hallmark’s interrogation.
The assassins were all unanimous at first, not admitting where they came from or what they were instructed to do.
After a few rounds of interrogation, they finally realized that Hallmark wasn’t an easy man to deal with, so all of them told the truth.