Paper Fan had a distressed look on his face. The cover was blown. Last night, the DEA did like three drug busts around the city. It was a national operation. Later that evening, Paper Fan heard they rolled up some boys in Arizona too. Said one of them killed himself as soon as the cops busted down the door. Too bad. The Mandarins came here illegally to make good money. A doctorate and living four years under the radar in a remote desert. And after all, what for?
Paper Fan just hung up the phone with Jimmy Lai. Told him to run. There wasn’t much Jimmy could do for him, but there were some wheels parked up in a lock-up down Terminal Island. Next to Jimmy’s textile factory. Paper Fan’s phone was ringing constantly. His fiance. He withheld from picking up because he didn’t know what to say. Maybe it was better to leave her in the dark. Then it would come by surprise.
Two hours later Paper Fan was at the textile factory. He used a spare key to get inside and go to his office. Fetch some paperwork. But when he got there, there was a flash drive on his desk. He picked it up. Put it in the computer. He couldn’t keep a hold of himself. Burst out in tears.
Later that night Paper Fan was found dead in the streets of Arroyo, a district on the other side of the city. Believed to be a gang liquidation.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.