The blazing sun was burning up the earth, on the vast expansive plains, the grass and plants were moving gently in the wind. Between earth and sky, it was as if they were only in two colors, the color of blue water on the above and down was the color of lush green.
The train galloped through the hill, the train’s whistle roared, breaking the silence.
This was the second day that the task force came to Burma.
Upon arrival in Yangon the capital of Myanmar yesterday, the officials from both sides, China and Myanmar had a meeting. China’s purpose was not only to arrest “Brother Lu” but wipe out the entire cross-border criminals under her control. So today the team was going to Kachin state by train, the place with a high possibility that “brother Lu’s” criminals gang might be stationed.
They went to a restaurant located in the shopping center.
It was rush hour, there were many people so they had to wait for a while. The dining room they walked into had a spacious dark red sofa and soft lightning. The bright night-lights were reflected in the windows, quiet and very heart warming.
Xu Xu sat on the sofa and received a menu from the waiter. She had flipped a few pages, when the sofa space beside her slightly sunk, a familiar warm air, close yet far, surrounded her.
At the China- Myanmar border.
The water of the Mekong River was flowing rapidly, green trees looming on both sides of the river.
On the highway behind the mountain, a military vehicle braked all of the sudden, a number of armed soldiers jumped out of the car and rushed into the jungle. After a while, they had surrounded the hillside area.
Early in the morning, heavy rain loudly crashed on the windows, the whole town was shrouded in the gloomy mist.
In the conference room of the district police station, all the police officers sat around the long black table, everybody was very serious.
The operation, this time, was very productive. Within few days, the police had arrested more than thirty suspects and rescued more than forty victims. However, “Brother Lu” was a needle in the haystack, still missing without a trace.
Because JI Bai was so tired, he fell asleep and had a dream.
In the dream, the sun was dazzling, he was lazily sitting under the shade of a willow tree drooping by a pond, and beside his feet was a fishing rod. A slim girl was squatting on the ground with her back to him. She had her head bent down low, he had no idea what she was doing, just a noisy banging sound could be heard.
After a while, the girl suddenly turned around and threw a big fish with glittering silver scales towards him: “Master, the investigation has been hard on you, eat the fish to nourish yourself.”
Dusk was falling slowly; the streetlights illuminated one by one.
The town residents liked to take a walk after dinner, waves of people walked back and forth the hotel entrance. The hotel owner moved a chair to sit by the door and ate red pumpkin seeds while happily chatting with people. Everything looked calm and relaxed.
Ji Bai, Su Mu, and Yao Meng were sitting in the car, staring at the road ahead. At the newspaper kiosks and bustling supermarket door not far from there, several police officer dressed in casual clothing were quietly waiting.
The police vehicle was speeding on the highway; JI Bai leaned back on the seat with his eyes closed. The sound of the engine and of the wind became fuzzy …
Suddenly, he felt a little heavier, he opened his eyes to see Yao Meng beside him had lowered down to put a red shawl over his chest.
Ji Bai sat up straight.
Xu Xu raised her eyes to look at her brother.
There weren’t any recent NBA matches so many of the biggest stars had come to China, Xu Xu also heard that basketball superstar named James was coming to Lin city. Her brother obviously knew that she wasn’t interested in this sport, but today he wanted to give her tickets, so it was apparent that he was trying to get her to let Ji Bai make an appearance.
That was really childish.
Lights in the city were turned on.
Xu Jun was sitting in the quiet restaurant that was lit up by the soft light. Then he saw Xu Xu carrying a shoebox with white earbuds in her ears, walking in relaxingly.
It seemed that this little girl was in a good mood today.
After eating for a while, Xu Jun asked: “What kind of person are you after?” Xu Xu only said a little and kept silent about it.
The first day of vacation.
Under the fresh night and soft starlight, Ji Bai was relaxingly sitting on his balcony in his house and sipped the fragrant tea then took out his cell phone to call Zhao Han.
“Boss, what’s wrong?” Zhao received his call, ready for combat by habit.
Ji Bai: “Nothing, just wanted to find time to eat with you within these two days.”
“Well..” Zhao Han relaxed his tone: “How about tomorrow?”
Ji Bai: “What about the day after tomorrow?”