Bai Qingqing nodded obediently and cautiously fiddled with it for a moment, then suddenly asked, "Where did you get this gun from?"
Winston pondered for a moment, hesitating whether he should tell Qingqing about the dark side of human society. In the end, he told her honestly, "I’m trafficking firearms."
Bai Qingqing immediately turned pale, and the gun nearly dropped from her hand. She gazed at him nervously and said, "This is a major crime!"
"I know." Winston took back the gun from her and placed it back at his waist.
"Since you know, why are you still doing it? We don’t lack money now, you don’t have to engage in such risky business. Just be like Parker and find a job that interests you. I’m very worried about you doing this. Change jobs, will you?" She shook Winston’s hand and said with a pleading look.
Bai Qingqing regretted neglecting him. She worried if he had left any incriminating evidence, and what would they do if his activity was exposed in the future.
Winston stroked her head and pulled her into his arms.
"I want to protect you." Winston said slowly, "In this world, firearms are the most formidable. Only by grasping them can I be certain that I can protect you."
Bai Qingqing shook her head and said anxiously, "What danger could I possibly be in? I don’t commit crimes, either. Who will deal with me? It’s very peaceful now, no wars will break out. On the other hand, if you get caught… what am I to do?"
"What if you commit a crime?" Winston asked in turn.
Bai Qingqing choked. "How is that possible?"
Winston added, "Even if you don’t break the law, you might still be framed. Or, it’s possible that due to a freak combination of factors, you encounter misfortunate and are mistaken as the perpetrator."
"In that case, an investigation will be carried out to uncover the truth," Bai Qingqing responded without hesitation, the naive and innocent look of youth on her face.
Winston sneered and said, "In the Huugjilt case, in Huugjilt’s attempt to rescue the victim, he was determined by the police to be the rapist and given the death penalty, only to be accidentally exonerated ten years later. I heard it over the radio. You should be able to find the information online."
Bai Qingqing’s eyes widened, and she instantly searched on Baidu. Indeed, she indeed found information on this case of judicial injustice online.
The protagonist of this case had been only 19 at the time of execution. From his ID photo, one could even see that he was quite handsome. It was truly a pity for him to have died a wrongful death at such a young age.
Winston lowered his gaze and said in a deep voice, "Not many people are lucky enough like him to be exonerated. God only knows how many people died from such wrongful convictions. I don’t want any chance of you encountering such an incident, even if it’s only a 0.01% probability."
As he spoke, Winston smiled and his tone grew gentler. "I won’t get caught. No, I won’t let myself die. Many of my men went to prison before. I’ve asked them about the environment there. It can’t keep me locked up."
In other words, even if Winston got caught, so long as he wasn’t executed immediately, he would be able to escape.
Bai Qingqing understood what he had left unsaid and asked, "Is it worth it? You’re taking too great a risk."
"It’s worth it." Winston planted a kiss on the top of her head and said in a deep voice that had the power to put one’s heart to ease, "So long as I can protect you."
Bai Qingqing was nearly enchanted by his voice and couldn’t come up with words to dissuade him. With a crumpled face, she sat there in a daze.
Knowing Qingqing was recently in awe of Curtis, Winston said, "Curtis approves of this, too."
Bai Qingqing was shocked. "He knows about this, too?"
"Mm, all of them know." Winston said, "We only kept it from you because we didn’t want you to worry."
Since all four of her mates agreed, Bai Qingqing had no choice but to seriously consider the feasibility of Winston’s job.
From the looks of it, was Winston preparing to secretly create a new country in the modern ages?
Speaking of which, it wasn’t as if he had never done something like this before. The City of Beastmen was single-handedly built by him.
This was too terrifying a thought. Bai Qingqing shook her head and tossed her thoughts aside.
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