Edited by: VindiFan#1
Seeing his ulterior motive being called out, Zhang Ying Hao was a bit embarrassed, but shook his head and spoke: “I heard you have quite the good wine here, mind inviting me for a drink?”
“Come in” Gu Qing Shan turned around.
They sat down in the lounge, knocking their glasses together.
“Tell me what you want” Gu Qing Shan said
“It’s nothing much, nothing much really” Zhang Ying Hao’s face was plastered with the brightest smile he had.
——–looking Gu Qing Shan’s attitude, if I mention it now he’ll definitely refuse, let’s just wait a bit and see what happens.
“Then you can leave after finishing that drink, I have so much work over here. I’m about to head out so I won’t be able to entertain you for very long” Gu Qing Shan said very seriously.
“Hah, you want to shoo me away already? This wine really is nice, but you’re only giving me one cup here!” Zhang Ying Hao didn’t let it go.
Gu Qing Shan silently watched him, then pulled out a crate of wine from under the table.
“You can have all of it, bring it home and slowly enjoy it, can you leave now?” he pointed at the crate and said.
“Hah hah, you’ve shown your sincerity, but this isn’t a matter of the wine” Zhang Ying Hao laughed it off, “——what I’m saying is, whatever you’re doing, I can help”
“You want to help?” Gu Qing Shan glanced at him.
“Naturally, as business partners, whatever trouble you have, it’s my duty to give some aid” Zhang Ying Hao said as he puffed out his chest in pride.
Suddenly, Impartial Goddess’ voice was heard from the Holo-Brain: [Drafted target’s movement pattern, path of contact has been successfully established]
Gu Qing Shan immediately stood up, saying: “I need to leave now, you probably shouldn’t leave, just stay here, we’ll talk when I return”
Zhang Ying Hao stopped him, saying: “Then I’ll come with, no matter what mission it is, even if it’s wrestling with a Man Killer Fiend, I can fight alongside you just fine”
Gu Qing Shan stared at him, saying: “What are you doing now? My work is very dangerous”
“As business partners, I have to at least keep up appearance don’t I?” Zhang Ying Hao tilted his head slightly back, looking like a real hitman association’s boss, “Not to mention, no matter what sort of dangerous person it is, it’s no issue to this great young master”
Gu Qing Shan sighed, thought for a bit, then said: “Fine then, if you say so, then you’ll come as well”
“Where are we going? To do what?” Zhang Ying Hao asked excitedly.
Suddenly Impartial Goddess interrupted them, saying: [Zhang Ying Hao does not have the appropriate authority level, denied access to S-rank top-secret information]
Zhang Ying Hao shut off the Holo-Brain, then asked Gu Qing Shan: “Now you can tell me”
“Hmm, yeah, we’re going to meet someone that almost killed me” Gu Qing Shan thought about it, then answered vaguely.
“You really won’t tell me the situation?” Zhang Ying Hao asked, feeling hurt.
“I have to think about the other’s feelings as well” Gu Qing Shan sighed again.
Sure enough, the Holo-Brain automatically lit up as Impartial Goddess’ voice was heard from it: [S-rank top-secret information isn’t easily spread. Sir Gu Qing Shan’s actions are highly appreciated]
Not knowing why, Zhang Ying Hao felt like Impartial Goddess’ voice held a clear joyful tone.
“Fine, then can I come or not?” Zhang Ying Hao asked Impartial Goddess.
“Having someone to watch my back is also not a bad choice” Gu Qing Shan also explained to Impartial Goddess.
Impartial Goddess stayed silent for a bit, then spoke: [Zhang Ying Hao has been allowed participation in the operation. But Zhang Ying Hao can infer the corresponding intelligence by himself, Impartial Goddess and sir Gu Qing Shan cannot easily disclose them]
“So I can come help? We’re going to fight?” Zhang Ying Hao asked.
“That remains to be seen” Gu Qing Shan didn’t confirm or deny it.
“What is there left to be seen? From what you said, that guy almost killed you!”
“Fighting isn’t going to solve every problem in the world”
“Look at you, you really have no hot blood what-so-ever”
“Go” Gu Qing Shan chased him out, “I need to take care of a few things, you can go say hi to everyone, I’ll go look for you after I’m finished”
“Fine then” Zhang Ying Hao walked out, slightly annoyed.
After he left, Gu Qing Shan closed the door and went back to the table, speaking: “Impartial Goddess”
“The situation has changed, aside from the Contact operation, draft another operation for me”
“The operation will be named: Exterminate. Show me a map of the area”
After Impartial Goddess confirmed it, she showed a map of the city in front of Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan looked at the map, carefully arranging the necessary measures.
“10km from our meeting point, at these points here, arrange a squad of Mech fighters in each place. Have them turn off their engines and wait for orders”
“30km from our meeting point, arrange the army and Professionists at these points to create a pincer formation. Gather two of the Generals and station them respectively at South East and North West directions, have them ready for battle”
“Do not reveal the actual situation, give them a mission to complete while maintaining the appropriate distance from us”
“If the Contact operation fails, when Zhang Ying Hao and I enter combat, have the Mechs arrive at the scene within exactly 1 minute, and the Generals within 2 minutes to commence the Exterminate operation and kill the Man Killer Fiend”
“Besides that, I want you to prepare some footage and records, be ready to send them to my personal Holo-Brain at a moment’s notice”
[Understood] Impartial Goddess spoke, [Sir, your preparation is exceptional, but I have a question]
[Why didn’t you do this before?]
“Before, if Contact were to fail once, I can still try it again”
“But now” Gu Qing Shan sighed, “I need to guarantee my business partner’s life as well”
[So that’s the reason]
One minute later.
A small-sized shuttle landed on an abandoned ball field at the edge of the city.
Zhang Ying Hao stepped off the shuttle and evaluated the area.
This was an open basketball field, quite a few large blotches of blood soaked the ground.
On one of the goal baskets hung half a corpse, obviously someone tried to hide their temporarily, but got killed anyways.
A flat basketball was sitting on the side of the court on the grass, covered in some sort of black substance, attracting countless flies circling over it.
“So, what are we here for?” Zhang Ying Hao asked.
He then went silent.
A very normal looking young man half covered in blood dragged his feet walking in from outside the court, leaving a trail of blood.
His complexion was pale, his steps staggering, wearing a pair of sunglasses on his face to hide his eyes.
Zhang Ying Hao glanced at Gu Qing Shan while reaching inside his coat pocket.
Gu Qing Shan quickly stopped his hand, afraid that it will alert the other party.
As he saw him stopping his weapon, Zhang Ying Hao understood.
So they really were here not to fight but to find him.
Zhang Ying Hao evaluated the young man in front of him.
———-what would they need this guy covered in wounds for?
Gu Qing Shan normally looks very down-to-earth and humble, but he’s extremely prickly and not easy to mess with.
And yet this young man was almost able to kill Gu Qing Shan? Looking at his appearance, you wouldn’t associate him with being a strong person.
While he was silently dissing him, Gu Qing Shan has already greeted the young man.
“Please wait a minute” Gu Qing Shan said.
The young man stopped, turned around to look at them.
“You again” the young man spoke in a low voice.
He was hesitating a bit, seemingly considering what to do.
But Gu Qing Shan had already spoke again: “I’m not here to fight”
He raised both hands up, showing that he was unarmed”
“Ah? How did you find me? You should know, even the military couldn’t track me here” the young man asked.
Still capable of being curious, that’s a good sign, Gu Qing Shan silently muttered.
Gu Qing Shan answered: “That’s because you still have your Holo-Brain with you”
“What does that have to do with anything?” the young man questioned.
Gu Qing Shan snapped his fingers.
And the young man’s Holo-Brain lit up in his breast pocket.
[Greetings, former Confederate citizen Ye Fei Li, I am Impartial Goddess] a voice was heard from his Holo-Brain.
Gu Qing Shan snapped his finger again.
Ye Fei Li’s Holo-Brain shut down again.
Zhang Ying Hao opened his mouth wide, unable to say anything as he saw that.
Ye Fei Li’s face changed, himself also speechless.
Both of them know very well what that just now meant.
Because even the President can’t do what he just did.
“How interesting” Ye Fei Li blinked, then asked: “This seems to be a secret, so why did you tell me?”
“I and my friend here needs a business partner, and you seem to be quite an appropriate person for the job” Gu Qing Shan lowered his hands, his expression also relaxed.
Ye Fei Li was truly stunned this time.
“Ahaha, business partner?” He laughed like crazy.
How long has it been since he heard something like that?
This guy is really out of expectation, no, to be more precise, any normal person would not have the same way of thinking he does.
Ye Fei Li shook his head, face showing disdain: “For me, only my body is going crazy, but you, your brain is definitely crazy”
Zhang Ying Hao has already regained his composure, seemingly understood the intent behind this meeting.
First of all, Gu Qing Shan is very serious about wanting to get this person on their side.
Second, this person is exceptionally valuable for something.
Third, he said his body was going crazy… and God’s Chosens at their 4th stage, Undergoing Change, certainly does have a symptom of not being able to control their body.
——very well, seems like this really is worth his cooperation.
“You ——–brother Ye, please don’t mind it” Zhang Ying Hao cleared his throat and started to speak to the young man, “even though my business partner here speaks a bit too frankly, I assure you he’s a nice guy all around. If his friends ever need help, he’ll stop at nothing to help them”
“If he thinks you’re suitable to become our partner, then you definitely are exceptional without a doubt”
“Brother Ye, you can be assured” Zhang Ying Hao showed a smile, continuing: “You only need to become our partner, and all sorts of fortunes are waiting for you. Your life from now on, would only change for the better, you’ll be on your way to the very peak of life itself”
A strange silence followed.
Zhang Ying Hao kept up his friendly but not too excited smile.
He’s extremely pleased with his performance, and is currently thinking of the next words to say.
Gu Qing Shan and Ye Fei Li were both staring at him.
Gu Qing Shan showed a confused expression, but was also quite approving.
While Ye Fei Li was staring at him from behind the sunglasses, his eyes contained nothing but surprise.