Man 1: You're in the wrong part of town, laowai. Go back!
Man 2: Don't hide!
Ning: Leave me!
Who are you?
Jensen: Your friend Mei sent me. She said you were in trouble. Are you hurt?
Ning: Mei. Thank God. And, no, no, I'm fine. They didn't touch me, not yet anyway. If you hadn't come though . . . How did you find me?
Jensen: I asked around. I can be persuasive.
Ning: I have to get out of here!
Jensen: Are you sure you're okay? Can you leave on your own?
Ning: Yes. Thank you. Whoever you are, thank you so much. I need to go. I need to get out of this city. I need to get away from that monster, Chan. Tell Mei, tell her thank you for everything. I owe her. I owe you both my life.
Mei: Ning, did you find her?
Jensen: I did. She's safe but running. I think she plans on leaving the city.
Mei: She always is a smart girl. I'm glad. I will contact her to make sure she is safe. As promised, here is your payment. If you want more, I have another task. Something suitable for a man of your many talents. Are you interested?
Jensen: My interest would depend on the task.
Mei: By now, I am sure you've heard of Diamond Chan. He is an evil man who feeds off the plan and misery of this city. If we are to stay in peace, he must be taken care of.
Jensen: You want me to kill Chan?
Mei: Yes. But you must make it look like an accident or suicide.
Jensen: Once Chan is gone, what will you do? Won't some other drug-lord-turned-pimp take advantage of your vulnerability?
Mei: I know someone who recently started his own security company. I will hire them to protect us. It should be more than enough, and I can trust them.
Jensen: Why does his death need to look like a suicide?
Mei: I have made threats against Chan in the past. Because you helped Ning, if anything happens to Chen now, his Harvester friends will think we are responsible. I do not want that to happen.
Jensen: Tell me about Diamond Chan.
Mei: He's a monster. At first, he forced my girls to take drugs until they be addicted. It made them easy to control and dependent on him. But now, with cheap black-market augmentations and customers with augmentation fantasies, it is even worse.
Jensen: The leashing you spoke of earlier.
Mei: Yes, in order to squeeze more milk from his cows, he butchers them. The augments are just another form of control. The girls can always be tracted, and the needs for Neuropozyne menas they will not run away.
Jensen: There has to be another way to remove Chan from the picture without resorting to murder.
Mei: There is. I have access to certain stimulants. If Chan was caught with them, he would no longer be a problem.
Jensen: Meaning, I could plant drugs on him.
Mei: Not on him. Somwhere in his apartment will be enough. He might be there, though. So knock him out, leave the drugs, and come back here to me. I have a friend. He works with the police. I'll contact him, and he'll make sure Chan is arrested.
Jensen: I'll do it.
Mei: Good. I will give you the address of Diamond Chan's apartment. It is on one of the nearby rooftops. Lower Hengsha is a dangerous place. Simply knock Chan out, then drop his body into the alley below. Gravity will do the rest. But if you wish only to get Chan arrested, take these drugs. Plant them somewhere in his apartment after you've knocked him out. When you are done, return to me, and I will contact my friend in the police. He will do the rest.
Jensen: Anything else I should know?
Mei: Chan should be alone. He is too proud to have bodyguards around. But be careful. Even alone, Chan is dangerous.
Jensen: Got it.
Mei: Mr. Jensen, remember not to cause any wounds on Diamond Chan that make it look like murder. Any suspicion will bring us more trouble from his friends.
Jensen: So no tranquilizers or PEPs. Which means strictly hand-to-hand submission. Shouldn't be a problem.
Mei: That is good, yes. Good luck, Mr. Jensen. I will wait here.