:: Disclaimer: I am very sorry for being late. But I have a good excuse. I had to stay at the office late every night this week and I am still in office typing as we speak. :( ::
"Lin Peh! Stay in the trishaw!" Go Tong shouted at Lin Peh.
Lin Peh did as he was told. And like any 6 year old boy, he started to wonder after a few minutes of waiting.. 'Will Papa buy me the bicycle? I want the blue one with white handles so I can go as fast as Astroboy.."
While he was sitting in the trishaw daydreaming, Go Tong was frantically running into the house looking for his other 3 sons and Untie Lin.
Running in the house at breakneck speed, Go Tong stopped in shock when he saw the state of the kitchen.
Moaning in anguish, he promptly collapsed to the floor in a dead faint.
Untie Lin, as her name belied, was one capable lady. She was mopping up pools of blood on the kitchen floors, while screaming at Liong Sick and Kick Siang to get out of her way. It was just as well that King Yik was at a friend's house playing ping pong.
At a corner lay an injured man (one of their illegal mahjong regulars), bleeding profusely as one of the village 'mata' tended to his wounds.
The man, not yet dead, but with the problem of losing too much blood, was on the verge of collapsing into a coma. The policeman, a trained professional, dealt with his injuries with methodological precision. Moving fast, wads of blood soaked tissues and gauze heaped on the side of his body, the mata uttered a quick prayer that the bleeding would stop soon.
At another corner of the house, seperate from the blood stained kitchen, 2 of the policemen were busy questioning the 2 suspects. "what happened? How can you say you don't know? Don't say you don't know! You think you can pretend??"
The 2 suspects shook their heads and kept silent. Unable to bear the frustration any longer, the other policeman slammed his palm on the table. "Hey! You better start talking soon!"
At the same time, Untie Lin, seeing her husband fall to the floor in a faint, immediately rushed over to tend to him. She was busy preparing cold compresses and ice packs, not noticing that Liong Sick and Kick Siang, who couldn't bear to stay in the kitchen any longer, were escaping outside to get some fresh air.
Lin Peh, getting quite tired of sitting in the trishaw, saw Liong Sick and Kick Siang. He immediately ran over to join them. "Hi Kors! I just came back with Papa."
The 3 of them started walking away from the house, while Liong Sick and Kick Siang updated Lin peh on the events. "So hor, me and Kick Siang were playing when we saw this man in the kitchen right, and he was bleeding a lot. Then we call mummy because we all scared.."
Just then, while walking past the kitchen windows, Lin Peh noticed something peeking out of the bush.
"Liong Sick and Kick Siang! Look! What's that ah?" He asked, while pulling the object out of the bushes. He promptly screamed as he noticed droplets of blood clinging to his fingers...
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