The heavily armed generals of the Hall of Ten Thousand Dragons stood on either side of this group, their eyes and guns always locked on them.
Soon, two of Wan Bajun’s men, brought Guo Lei in.
They were followed by two soldiers from the Wan Long Temple, who together were carrying a bowl-thick chain weighing at least seven to eight hundred pounds.
The thick chain was a replacement anchor chain from a cargo ship, thick and heavy.
When Guo Lei was brought to the centre of the cargo hold, the two soldiers behind him used the anchor chain, starting from Guo Lei’s ankles, to coil Guo Lei’s entire lower body to death in the centre of the chain.
Surrounded by 700 to 800 pounds of iron chains, Guo Lei could not move at all, and he realised at this moment that this was his execution ground.
At this moment, Guo Lei’s whole body was so scared that his liver and guts split.
At this very moment, another soldier from the Ten Thousand Dragons Hall stepped in with an oil drum in his hand.
There was no petrol on the freighter, so he had specially disembarked and siphoned nearly ten litres of fuel from the tank of Andre’s Rolls Royce.
The soldier came in front of Ye Chen and asked respectfully, “Mr Ye, shall we start now?”
Ye Chen looked at Claudia and said to her, “You can start anytime after you have considered it.”
Saying that, Ye Chen added, “If you change your mind, or if you can’t do it yourself and need someone else to do it for you, feel free to tell me.”
With a determined expression, Claudia said, “I have no problem with that!”
After saying that, she took the oil barrel from the soldier’s hand, stepped in front of Guo Lei, looked at him, and without hesitation, poured the liquid inside the barrel onto his body.
The strong smell of fuel made Guo Lei pee his trousers in fear, but at this time, peeing his trousers would not help, he could already see the unwavering killing intent in Claudia’s eyes.
He cried out in terror: “Claudia, I beg you …… to give me a painful death, to shoot me, I beg you! If you burn me today, you will live in the shadows for the rest of your life! You don’t want your conscience to be tortured day and night afterwards, do you?!”
Claudia shook her head and said firmly, “I want to move on, I don’t want to live in hatred for the rest of my life, I won’t hate you anymore after I see you burned to ashes!”
With that, she pulled out of her pocket a loud lighter that she had been preparing for months.
It was one of her father’s favourite lighters when he was alive, and when the cap was opened, it made a crisp crashing sound.
Whenever she heard this sound, she used to know that her father was smoking again, so she would go to him and recite a few words.
Ever since her father died, she has bought a lighter of the same type. Every day, when she misses her parents the most, she takes this lighter out, listens to the familiar sound, watches the wavering fire and recalls the happy times she had with her family.
She even planned to use this meaningful lighter to die with Guo Lei.
At this moment, she gently pushed the metal cap off the lighter, and it once again made a dinging sound.
The crisp sound reverberated in the empty cargo hold, and actually had a somewhat mellifluous feel to it.
At this moment, Claudia felt like the world had slowed down.
She slowly rubbed the slender tumbler on the side of the lighter, and sparks erupted as the flint ground out.
The next moment, the sparks ignited the gas that the lighter kept releasing, and with a poof, a long, thin, thriving flame sprang up.
In the wavering firelight, she saw Guo Lei’s face, completely distorted by extreme fear, and heard Guo Lei’s hysterical cries and wails.
She lifted her head, averted her gaze from the firelight and turned to Guo Lei, smiling with relief as she reached out and threw the burning lighter towards him.
With a loud boom, a large fire ignited from Guo Lei.
It was like the flames of that Lang Sheng lighter just now, which was instantly magnified countless times.
Guo Lei’s miserable screams became stronger and stronger, yet gradually disappeared.
At this moment, Claudia seemed to see her parents and two younger brothers in the roaring firelight.
She remembered the bedtime stories her mother had told her when she was a child, at the foot of her bed.
The poor, little girl, the match seller, vaguely saw her deceased grandmother in the light of the matches.
Totally uncontrollable tears spurted out, causing her vision to blur instantly.
But, although the vision was blurred to the extreme, the appearance of her parents and younger brothers became clearer and clearer.
She saw her young mother smiling at her, her serious father quietly hiding his hand squeezing his cigarette under the table like a child, and her two young brothers running towards her with excitement on their faces.
At that moment, the world seemed to stand still in her eyes.