Chapter 10: Unexpected Incident (2)
The people that appeared on the image were the villagers who had been employed by Lingyou Zoo and served as temporary feeders before Xiao Su and Liu Bin came.
Before Duan Jiaze had taken over the zoo, they often reduced animal feeds because they were unsupervised; The meats for themselves to eat, vegetables and dry plants and the likes for their chicken, duck, cow, and goats in their homes. It could be said that they directly caused the pitiful conditions of the animals to be even worser.
Duan Jiaze still remembered how they asked for recruitment, he tactfully refused them due to their past records. Later on, he hired Xiao Su and Liu Bin and dismissed them. It seemed like they had harbored resentments and actually came overnight to poison the animals.
Duan Jiaze did not believe that such people existed and was more then furious. “I will make them!!! Pay the price!!”
Luya excitedly asked, “What do you plan to do?”
Duan Jiaze: “Uh, call the police?”
He should have known that this would be the case. Duan Jiaze had already said that this was a law-abiding society, what else could he answer?
Duan Jiaze expressed that in human society, problems should be solved using the human ways. Afterward, he ran off to call the police. The policeman came and even brought him to the police station for registration.
Luya heard Xiao Su and Liu Bin discussing about the lack of security measures and evidence, so this trip made by the director might not bring any conclusion.
There were no guarantees that those people would not come again considering that they plan had failed and the animals were all fine. It wasn’t possible to guard those criminals forever, so this situation was really a headache.
When Duan Jiaze returned, he did not seem to be depressed and held a stack of papers in his hands.
Xiao Su: “What is this, director?”
“That police officer is so good, I mentioned that I suspect those villagers and he told me that he will do an investigate-” Duan Jiaze waved the things in his hands, “-and introduced me to the comrades of Cape Street. The secretary of this district1 was also concerned about the situation and gave me these, asking our zoo to work with their organization…”
The papers on his hand were actually advertisements posters. Although the place was rather isolated, because of the location of Lingyou Zoo, it belonged to the district, whereas, the village where the villagers were located seemed to be belonged to the township.
Duan Jiaze: “Let’s paste them up and cooperate with the organization2 and be a civilized zoo.
Inexplicably, Duan Jiaze went off-topic.
After Xiao Su and Liu Bin went to paste the posters, Luya felt that Duan Jiaze’s approach was too weak so he decided to protect his dignity.
Duan Jiaze sweated and said, “Don’t be impatient. Wait for the investigation to be over. If the situation is true, they will be fine in detention.”
“What detention? Do you think Běnzūn doesn’t know? The detention room is even bigger than the office of Běnzūn!” Luya had already lost face because of this incident, now that detention was mentioned, he was even more resentful.
Duan Jiaze: “…”
Duan Jiaze said guilty, “It will be better once we upgraded in the future… The main point is, the rules of the human world are different from those of your immortal world. You can’t just take the heads of other people as you wish.”
“Even if I don’t kill them, I still have ways to let them know their mistakes.” Luya darkly said, “Otherwise, if other people found out, where do I put my face?”
Duan Jiaze thought in his heart: Face? Don’t exist, you are already an animal in our zoo…
Back at the village, Sun Qinglong, Wang Shengbin, and Liu Ming sat at the yard, discussing.
“That little brat, he even dared to call the police.”
“Count his luck good. Nothing died, what a waste of my house’s medicine.”
“Hey… if I really were to be detained. Don’t wait for me to come out, see how my brother finds him troubles, he won’t be able to open his zoo anymore.”
Those few people proudly said a few sentences and agreed to play mahjong3at night. Wang Shengbin and Liu Ming went off afterward.
Sun Qinglong fed the pigs as complained, “Mom, this pig is too damn smelly… Kill it tomorrow.”
These pigs were given as an assistant to the poor, but with them here, he actually found it troublesome to rear them. He was’nt happy at all.
Seeing that the sky was still relatively bright, Sun Qinglong went back to his house. He was ready to take a rest, prepare for the mahjong battle at night.
When Sun Qinglong flipped and was about to sleep, he suddenly felt flustered. At the same time, he felt breathing on his neck and thought that it was the dog raised by his family. He rubbed his neck and turned his head nervously.
A furry lion’s face appeared in front of him with its mouth wide opened. “Roar—“
A fishy smell suffocated his face and sharp teeth were shining.
“Ah! Ah!!” Sun Qinglong was instantly frightened and kneeled backward. He couldn’t figure out why a lion appeared in his house. Was it because that damn zoo did not lock the enclosure and allowed the lion to escape?
However, why did the lion come to his house?!
The lion’s body was lowering as it readied itself to take action.
Sun Qinglong’s legs were weak like noodles, as the distance between them was so short, he did not have the courage to climb and run away. Tears and snot came out uncontrollably. It was all incontinent.
The stinking smell was permeating and the lion roared again.
“No, don’t, spare me! spare me!” Sun Qinglong was reminded of yesterday where the several of them sneaked into the zoo and gave medicine to these animals. He was responsible for giving it to the lion. He used to feed the lion the most, or you could say, he took the lion’s food the most. At the moment, this was revenge.
Sun Qinglong was not afraid of the lion who was kept in the cage. Moreover, the lion at that time was not energetic. It was not even as good as his family’s dog. Only until now that he was facing the horror of the lion that he understood the terror of those large carnivores during hunting.
However, the lion did not listen to Sun Qinglong’s pleas. He jumped into bed and held down Sun Qinglong’s body with one paw. It opened its mouth and Sun Qinglong’s head entered it.
“Uh!” Sun Qinglong’s vision went black and he was scared to the point of fainting.
At this time, the lion had completely held his head in its mouth.
Three seconds later, the lion opened his mouth and spit out Sun Qinglong’s head, which was covered with its saliva. The lion’s gimmick revealed a very humanized “disgust”.
Duan Jiaze was still trying to recruit with each passing days. This was the last condition for his task.
On this while having lunch, Duan Jiaze received a phone call from the district officer. After listening to a few words, his face revealed a surprised expression. “Is that so? Of course… Alright, thank you.”
After hanging up, Duan Jiaze was in incredulous, “Just now, the people from Cape Street told me that there would be reporters coming in to interview our zoo!”
He told Xiao Su some time ago that he intended to spend some money to find some people to do advertising after opening. Who knew that the people actually took the initiative to come to the doorstep. Well not really, they contacted him through the district officers.
Xiao Su and Liu Bin were very excited. “To hell with it, this is a good thing!”
“Yes, I have already given our contact information to the reporters. They should be calling me soon.” Duan Jiaze did not even had the mood to eat his meal. “Oh, how should I introduce the zoo? I am not mentally prepared at all.”
Duan Jiaze was still saying when a unknown number called in and Duan Jiaze quickly picked it up.
The one in the call was a young girl, she introduced herself as a reporter from the city’s media and hoped to arrange a time for an interview.
Duan Jiaze couldn’t help but ask why she wanted an interview. He had never contacted the media and there was no relationship between them.
The female reporter was smiling as she told Duan Jiaze, that was because recently the local social circle had an interesting video of a zoo circulating widely. It was rumored to be Lingyou Zoo, and it had induced many positive responses.
As Lingyou Zoo had changed its name and had not opened yet, few people were aware. Some even thought that it was the city’s zoo. Many searched for the location, especially the parents of young kids who not only find the zoo entertaining but also the interaction between the children and the birds interesting.
Those few who managed to find the location came only to realise that it was not opened and had to return home empty-handed.
The female reporter investigated and discovered that the owner was a young man and this happened to align with her company’s content. Hence, she decided to come down for an interview. As the video was circulated online, she also invited the local internet media to come for the interview.
Duan Jiaze then realised the Xiao Su’s merits. This was a good opportunity to publicize this place. However, they had not renovated and the conditions were really too rudimentary and the clips taken could possibly chase away tourists.
The female reporter wanted to publish the news while the topic was still hot, otherwise, the news article would not be as valued.
Duan Jiaze could only request her to wait patiently, their side would hurry their renovation. The female reporter then accepted and asked him to contact her after he was done.
Duan Jiaze put down his phone, and repeated the situation, “This, was all Xiao Su’s contribution, Yuánzhǎng give you an extra serving!”
“Thank you, Yuánzhǎng!” Xiao Su said, “Should we make an announcement notice outside? Didn’t someone come to our doorstep? And we weren’t aware of it? No one told them about the opening dates too.”
Duan Jiaze nodded his head repeatedly, this was his mistake, he should had written the opening dates on the outside. The main reason was that he always believe the zoo was not popular so no one would look for it and thus, focused on other issues.
Xiao Su thought what Duan Jiaze said when he was on the phone, “By the way, Yuánzhǎng, are we renovating? When?”
“En… Soon, very soon.” Duan Jiaze thought in his heart, he really should have recruited earlier.