Worlds Apart

RI ZHOU:  

You're quite elusive, Nikita.


What the hell? Who are these people???

Oh, no... These people must be looking for their money...


RI ZHOU:  

You have something of mine.


It's over now... This is how it ends.

We were bound to get caught eventually. I just hope my brother doesn't come back yet. At least he can live... unless they go looking for him too.


RI ZHOU:  

But first, let's go over the situation. 

What do you think the cost of a human life is, Nikita?


He knows my name.


NIKITA: 

The cost of a human life? Um, I suppose it depends on the human.

RI ZHOU:  

Depends on the human... 

Hmm, let's say... you're the human.


So he's coming to reclaim the money I stole...


RI ZHOU:  

1 million? 5 million? 10? 100?

NIKITA: 

240 million. That's what you want, right?


*Ri Zhou stares directly into Nikita's eyes*


And now comes the part where he kills me...


NIKITA: 

I stole your 240 million, but you already know that. So whatever this is, just get it over with.

RI ZHOU:  

A blunt man. I like that. 

Here's the offer: Join me, or die.


Join him? What?


NIKITA: 

Join you? I don't even know who you are...

RI ZHOU:  

I'm the man giving you an out. 

You are the one who said a human life cost 240 million. 

And... coincidentally, that is how much money you and your brother stole from me.


He knows everything... but how?


RI ZHOU:  

So as far as I'm concerned, I own both of you now. 

Both of you will work for me for the remainder of your lives... 

Or Cheng can slice you into pieces... right here, right now.


*Cheng steps forward slowly*


RI ZHOU:  

The choice is yours.


There's no choice here...

But even if I do join them, he can't possibly trust me, right? I stole his money!!

He will probably end my life anyway... Maybe this is just a plan to extract me from the apartment.


NIKITA: 

What choice do I have... I guess I'm in.


*Ri Zhou nods*


RI ZHOU:  

Wise choice.

NIKITA: 

But as you can see, my brother isn't here... I can't speak for him.

RI ZHOU:  

I will find your brother and talk to him. Don't worry.

NIKITA: 

How did you find me? How did you know my name?

RI ZHOU:  

I know a lot more than that, Nikita. 

And I'm prepared to share everything, when both of you board my private jet.


What else does he know?


NIKITA: 

Private jet? To where?

RI ZHOU:  

Hong Kong. We leave now.

NIKITA: 

What? Right now? You want me to pick up my stuff and leave this instant? I can't do that...

RI ZHOU:  

Careful, Nikita. I own you, remember? 

But besides that, there's another reason.

NIKITA: 

And what is that?

RI ZHOU:  

I've solved a mystery that has been haunting you since you were a child.


There's no way...


*Nikita maintains strong eye contact*

*Ri Zhou drops a folder on the table*


RI ZHOU:  

This folder contains all of the secrets behind your parents' disappearance.  

Your parents' mystery will be no more. 

Once we are on our way to Hong Kong, you may read the files.  

Leave everything behind. 

YOUR FUTURE IS THE TRIAD. 

You have one hour to meet me at my jet or I'm placing a hit on you. See you soon, Nikita.

NIKITA: 

Wait, let me talk to Pavel. He will trust me more than any of you...

RI ZHOU:  

I found you here and I know everything about you. 

Attempting to escape will be futile. I hope you know this. 

Talk to Pavel, and I shall see both of you in...


*Ri Zhou looks at the time*


RI ZHOU:  

58 minutes now...