Chen Yuncheng’s cooking skills were actually average, but no one was fussy at dinner tonight. They just ate food and drank wine, and then chat slowly.
Guan Anlin mentioned the investment project that Yu Jie had told him about. He said that Yu Jie had obtained a piece of land in another province, and it was under the name of a famous local temple, and he wanted to build a columbarium1A columbarium is a structure for the reverential and usually public storage of funerary urns holding the cremains of the dead. tower.
“You know how expensive cemeteries are nowadays. The columbarium tower claimed to have been consecrated by an eminent monk and enshrined with śarīra2Buddhism relics left after the cremation of Buddhas or saintly monks, so it costs a fortune just to deposit the ashes in it, and then you have to pay the incense money for the deposit every year. Ashes boxes and spirit tablets don’t take up much space, and the storage capacity of the eighteen-story tower is very valuable, and once it is built, it will definitely make a lot of money.”
Chen Yuncheng frowned, he couldn’t help looking at Long Zhanyu. He saw Long Zhanyu leaning on the back of the chair and smoking, and he didn’t express anything when he heard what Guan Anlin said.
“What does he want you to do?” Chen Yuncheng asked Guan Anlin.
Guan Anlin picked up a piece of beef with chopsticks and ate it. After eating, he continued, “He said that it was inconvenient for the company to operate its scope of business now, and he wanted to register the company in my name and then cooperate with the local temple, and he would go through all those subsequent government approval procedures. I’ll be responsible for pulling in investments, and I’ll get my own percentage when I do. He also said he would take me on a site inspection if I was unsure and talk to the temple presidents.”
Long Zhanyu sneered when he heard this.
Chen Yuncheng heard Guan Anlin’s words very seriously, and couldn’t help asking, “Do you believe what he said?”
Guan Anlin glanced at him, with a complaining expression on his face, “I’m not stupid. That old fvcking dog must be trying to get into something, and wait for me to take the blame for him.”
Long Zhanyu reached out and pulled the ashtray on the table over, flicked the ash, and then said, “Yu Jie is clearly trying to screw you. What really lucrative project would he not earn himself, and to be so generous to you? And why not go to the bank loan, and ask you to pull investment there? Isn’t it a great idea? No, I think this is most likely illegal fundraising. That investment project of his must be fake, and illegal fundraising will last for more than half a year at most before it comes to light, and then you, the person in charge, will deserve to be arrested.”
Guan Anlin clearly guessed what was going on, but he was still not satisfied hearing Long Zhanyu’s words, “Even if that’s the case, if I come out and identify Yu Jie, he won’t be able to get away, right?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “Are you crazy? Why did you want to go down with him?”
Guan Anlin waved his hand, “I’m just curious.”
Long Zhanyu leaned on the back of the chair and said slowly, “It depends on whether Yu Jie has done a good job or not. There are many things that cannot be solely based only on your testimony and evidence. It depends on whether other evidence is sufficient to prove his criminal facts. And the two of you had a problem with each other, so he can use all this to his advantage.”
Guan Anlin stared at the dining table in front of him and thought hard, “But I’ve already told you guys, can’t you testify for me?”
Long Zhanyu had finished smoking a cigarette, put the cigarette butt in the ashtray, raised his arms and crossed his fingers behind his head, and looked at Guan Anlin with a puzzled expression, “On what basis? To prove that you knew that Yu Jie would engage in illegal fundraising, you helped him register a company to get him an investment to keep him going. Want to go to jail with him?”
Chen Yuncheng suddenly felt that Guan Anlin was embarrassing himself, so he glared at him.
Guan Anlin felt angry, and slammed his chopsticks on the table, “Is there nothing I can do about him? He must be doing other illegal things, you police should investigate quickly!” He turned to Long Zhanyu.
Long Zhanyu said, “Investigation, huh? As long as there are clues, we will definitely investigate. Is there a clue right now? And we don’t necessarily have jurisdiction over his other crimes. I, a small policeman at the police station, can’t blindly investigate, you d1ckhead.”
Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but hold Ning Junyan’s hand beside him. He didn’t mind Long Zhanyu and the others swearing in front of him, but he didn’t like them swearing in front of Ning Junyan.
Ning Junyan just sat by and listened quietly, without saying anything, felt Chen Yuncheng hold his hand, lifted Chen Yuncheng’s hand and brought it to his lips for a kiss.
Guan Anlin was about to say something, but when he saw this scene, he choked on his words and gave them a blank look.
Ning Junyan noticed Guan Anlin’s gaze, but he obviously didn’t mind. He smiled lightly and said, “Without going as far as pulling in investment, wouldn’t the preliminary preparations have broken the law? For example, if he sets up a fake project, can he be charged with fraud?”
Long Zhanyu looked as if he was thinking seriously. He raised his head, raised one leg, tapped his toes on the wooden leg of the dining table, and stopped after a while and said, “Actually, it’s not impossible.”
Guan Anlin immediately looked at him.
Long Zhanyu beckoned, asked him to put his ear close, and said a few words in a low voice.
From Chen Yuncheng’s point of view, he couldn’t hear what they were talking about at all. After a while, Guan Anlin nodded with his brows stretched.
“What exactly is it?” Chen Yuncheng asked.
Guan Anlin looked at Long Zhanyu, “Can I say it?”
Long Zhanyu said, “What? I didn’t say anything to you, you can say it yourself if you like.”
Guan Anlin suddenly understood what he meant, nodded and said to Chen Yuncheng, “I’ll continue to pretend to work with Yu Jie, go register the company, and then ask him to show me the various materials for his Columbarium Tower project, of which government approval documents are definitely needed. Yu Jie’s projects are all fake, so the approval documents must also be fake. When the time comes, I will directly take the materials he gave to report him, or at least forged state documents—” He couldn’t recite the charges, and glanced at Long Zhanyu.
Long Zhanyu continued, “—the crime of forging official documents and seals.”
Chen Yuncheng finished listening, glanced at Ning Junyan, and said, “It sounds good.” However, he was always more worried, and asked again, “Will there be any danger?”
Long Zhanyu looked very serious, “As a policeman, I would advise you to act within your means when you get to this point, nothing is as important as the safety of your life. If there’s trouble, run and inform the police quickly, don’t lose yourself for Yu Jie.”
Guan Anlin couldn’t help asking after hearing the words, “What about advice as a non-police officer?”
Long Zhanyu spread his hands, “If I’m not a policeman, I don’t think there is any danger, just don’t do unnecessary things.”
Ning Junyan said at this time, “Dangers are sometimes unexpected.”
Long Zhanyu was silent for a while, he looked up at the other party, and said, “You are right, so I am not a qualified policeman, and I can’t always stand in the most suitable position to think about things.” He looked a bit melancholy for some reason, and reached for the bottle on the table to pour himself a glass of wine, “I’d like to toast you all, there are many things that have been handled inconsiderately over the years and have caused a lot of trouble for Chen Yuncheng, so I’d like to solemnly apologise”
Later, Long Zhanyu got drunk.
There was no guest room at home, Chen Yuncheng originally wanted to call a taxi to take Long Zhanyu back, but he fell asleep and couldn’t wake up no matter what, Chen Yuncheng had to put him on the sofa in the living room.
Guan Anlin also drank a lot, he said to Chen Yuncheng, “I’ll stay with you too.”
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Where do you want to stay? On the floor?”
Guan Anlin looked up and saw Ning Junyan standing by the bedroom door, looking at him coldly, so he said, “Forget it, I’d better go back and look at the store.”
“You should have gone back to look at the shop from the start.” Chen Yuncheng brought him a coat and asked him to put it on, sent him downstairs, and call a taxi for him on the side of the road to watch him leave before turning back upstairs.
Long Zhanyu: I tried my best to look good, but readers still don’t like me
Aw, poor Zhanyu… To be fair, all he did was just things in his capacity as a policeman and not as a friend of Chen Yuncheng
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