Chapter 29: A sudden change
At another place.
The Bai family and Nie family heads are sitting down for a chat.
The Nie family head is a lean old man, the more they talked, the more agitated he seemed, the blood vessels on his neck bulging, his whole face red with anger.
“My eldest main-line grandson is already dead, even if he’s the President he’s not going to stop the anger of an old man” (TN: the eldest son of the eldest son in the family is very important to Asian people)
The Bai family head is a middle-aged man with a small goatee, wearing black leather gloves, his hands are clasped together on his crossed legs.
He casually said: “This person stripped my son naked and threw him into a lake, a big disgrace for our Bai family”
“Tell me what you want” the old man looked at him and asked.
“Then how about this, as long as the brat isn’t under the President’s protection, our Bai family can deal with him” the Bai family head spoke.
The Nie family head looked at him intently, asking: “Why do you want to act all? No need to lie to me, I’m already a man with half his foot in the grave, petty tricks won’t work on me”
The Bai family head smiled, then answered: “From my sources, that brat might have created quite the significant scientific breakthrough”
He sighed: “Our Bai family have also investigated, and according to Confederate law, as long as he’s alive, his breakthrough can only be under his monopoly”
The Nie family head squint his eyes: “How selfish, and that’s why you’re not pleased?”
“I’m very not pleased”
“But then what method do you have to get this groundbreaking result that even shocked the President in your hands?”
The Bai family head opened his hands and shrug, saying: “You know young people, always thinking about the perfect love, rescuing the damsel in distress and all that, our Bai family will deal with the brat, but first, your Nie family need to secure the Su family little miss”
“Then we’re on the same page” the Nie family head stood up, using his cane to slowly leave.
Suddenly he turned around, asking: “Last 2 questions, if your answer can satisfy me, I’ll act”
“Please go ahead”
“That girl, isn’t she originally your family’s target for marriage?”
“Elder Nie must be joking with me? Comparing immense profit with that, your choice and mine surely are the same”
“The second, are you not afraid of the President’s wrath?”
“I’m not that good with history, but in the 300 years of our Confederate, I remember quite a few Presidents being assassinated?”
The Nie family head stood there staring at him for a while, then finally: “I’ll look for an expert to deal with the Su family girl, the brat is your responsibility”
“Please be assured, when the time comes to reap the benefits, I won’t forget the Nie family’s efforts” Bai family’s head stood up and solemnly said.
The Nie family head nodded, leaving satisfied.
The Bai family head lit a cigar, as he finished half of it, suddenly: “Come”
“Prepare the men, and make sure to observe Nie family, when they’re done with their end of the deal, swiftly massacre them all, leave no one alive”
The President’s office.
Everyone has already left, including Martial Saint Zhang Zong Yang, the only people left here are the President and Gu Qing Shan.
“So, you really won’t consider taking a position at the science research department?” asked the President.
“Yes, I still want to go to University” said Gu Qing Shan.
The President: “Even though I’m adopting you as my son only because of Impartial Goddess’ deduction results, but taking time off at every chance you get really isn’t a good idea, the easier things are, the easier you are to forget what you originally intended”
He smiled kindly: “Your education, I can take care of, let me at least do my duty as a parent”
Gu Qing Shan sincerely responded: “Thank you for understanding and helping me like this”
The President picked up the communicator on the table, smiling and said: “Of course, with matters that relate to you, it’s better to ask the Goddess first before arranging it”
The communicator quickly connected.
“I’m deciding to send Gu Qing Shan to Capital University, what do you think?” the President asked.
On the other side of the communicator, Impartial Goddess’ rhythmic female voice sounded: “After deduction, together with your opinion, the best place for Gu Qing Shan to be would be the science research department, the second best place would be the Confederate Military Academy, even though Capital University is ranked number one, both the Mech research facilities and security measures are disadvantageous to Gu Qing Shan’s research”
The President looked at Gu Qing Shan questioningly.
Gu Qing Shan shrugged, gesturing that he’s not against it.
Confederate Military Academy is also one of the top 3 Universities in the Confederate, although their overall ranking isn’t as high as Capital University, but their Mech research major is their strongest suit, much more suitable for himself.
More importantly, both these Universities are very close to each other, so if he ever needs to meet up with Su Xue Er it wouldn’t be too much trouble.
Entering a University like this to learn, that definitely fit Gu Qing Shan’s heart desire.
The President seeing that also silently nodded, his impression of Gu Qing Shan became slightly better.
His life experience is vast, having met so many talented people, he knows them to always be very prideful, looks down on everything and everyone because of their talent, not to mention willful.
Gu Qing Shan is so young, yet he’s willing to listen to others’ opinions, and very capable of thinking objectively.
This point is very important, enough to affect his whole career afterwards.
“Then let’s go with that, I also agree” the President spoke.
Impartial Goddess spoke: “Please authorize”
“I authorize” said the President.
Impartial Goddess spoke: “Begin profile loading and placement, calculating Gu Qing Shan’s Merit”
“Completing appropriate placement”
“As this matter involves relatively high Authority Levels, I will require several minutes for special treatment before completion”
Seems like it’ll be fine, the President nodded his head, turning his eyes from the communicator and looked at Gu Qing Shan: “Come to my house tomorrow for lunch and to meet everyone else”
Gu Qing Shan nodded: “Yes, then I will be troubling you, sir”
The President laughed: “No trouble at all, every day I’m too busy so all the meals are made by my chef anyways, I don’t have the time to learn to cook for myself”
Gu Qing Shan also smiled.
“After you enter University, try and make a few friends, since it’s the Military Academy, after graduation you’ll all be comrades, better knowing them sooner than later” the President reminded him.
“Yes, I understand” Gu Qing Shan seriously nodded.
If the President doesn’t want their relationship to just be for show, and would rather treat him sincerely like this, then Gu Qing Shan also won’t be a person who’s hungry but refuses food out of courtesy.
Right then, there was a knock on the door.
“What’s the matter?” asked the President.
“The senate meeting has begun 10 minutes ago sir; it will be your turn to speak soon”
“Ah, I almost forgot” the President slapped his head and stood up.
Gu Qing Shan also stood up, saying: “It seems I’ve troubled you”
Who would’ve thought, I would still be able to enter University.
The Military Academy is a good choice, backed by the Confederate Military, militarized forces are always stronger than a single person, so later when signs of the Apocalypse starts appearing, he might be able to deal with them better.
A daily life of listening to lectures, reading books at the library, if he’s not in a rush he could also find Su Xue Er to hang out.
To be able to live a life like this before the Apocalypse, how great it will be.
Gu Qing Shan is in high spirits.
Then another person came, asking if the President is in his office.
The President reminded him: “I’ll be going first, remember to come to the estate tomorrow for lunch”
Gu Qing Shan: “Yes”
As both of them leave the office, the President and his secretaries went to the meeting, Gu Qing Shan went with an assistant to leave the building.
After everyone had left, the President’s office doors closed and everything fell back into silence.
A few minutes later, the communicator left on the President’s office lit up again.
Impartial Goddess’ voice rang from it.
“According to Gu Qing Shan’s personal Merit, Confederate Authorization Level, scientific research expertise, combined with a history of past Confederate training of scientific talents, the corresponding placement has been made”
“Placement results: Confederate Military Academy Mobile Mech major, Special Professor, under Confederate honorary allowance”
“Gu Qing Shan’s personal records change completed”
After this narration, Impartial Goddess also detached herself from the connection.