Mind Games

I need to go back to Zaido room 430 and communicate with Xinshen... or shall I say Nikita Volkov.

It's time for him to pay... for all of what he has done. He has destroyed too many lives.

The next day at the Zaido hotel...

💭NIKITA:

Alex Morgan... now what does he want...?

I should ask for a formal meeting, possibly a raise or promotion of some kind...

⌨️ALEX:

Hey boss, I wanted to meet with you, I have some ideas that are hard to explain over this messaging system. I was also wondering if I could take on more tasks in the business.

💭NIKITA:

It's too upfront... why the sudden change of heart, Alex?

Do you know who I am, Detective Morgan? I think you do...

Let's meet, Morgan, this will be your end... actions have consequences.

⌨️NIKITA:

Qian, we can meet, but can you at least tell me the subject of this meeting... I usually don't meet with enforcers.

He doesn't seem to suspect much, perfect... This is my opportunity to make everything right...

⌨️ALEX:

It's a great business opportunity regarding the Sun Yee On! Also, I have a lot of skills that I'm not using that I could be...

💭NIKITA:

Sounds good... I'll see you soon, detective.

⌨️NIKITA:

Meet me at these coordinates, tomorrow at noon... <22.1N, 113.55E>

Well, that was easier than expected... does he know something? Does he know who I am???

The next day at the meeting location...

No one is here, is he late???

My phone is ringing... it must be Xinshen...

NIKITA:

Tell me why I shouldn't order my sniper to shoot you, Alex... Why did you come... to find me?

Damnit, he knew what I was trying to do... this was risky... I need to tell him about his brother...

ALEX:

Nikita!! Wait! I know about your brother! I know who ordered the hit!

💭NIKITA:

Paul... my dear brother...

NIKITA:

Lies! You know nothing of this world, Alex! You're in way over your head, detective!

ALEX:

It was Ri Zhou!!! Think about it, he's the only one who tracks your every move and has the resources to kill him from the other side of the planet!

NIKITA:

Ri Zhou? There's no way... Why would he want to kill Paul?

ALEX:

And... the day your brother died, high-profile criminals from Hong Kong entered Venezuela.

NIKITA:

I'm coming down there.*Nikita stares without blinking for over a minute...


*Nikita stares without blinking for over a minute...*


Well... he hasn't changed much. I can't tell if he's sad or angry...

NIKITA:

Morgan... I think you might be right. Ri Zhou must have found out I was planning on leaving the Triad...

Nikita was going to leave the Triad... then it seems even more likely that Ri Zhou would take action... but killing the brother seems kind of extreme...

NIKITA:

I was going to join my brother in Venezuela and start a new life...

My brother... the only family I had left... gone.

My best friend... my...

Family.