Edited by: VindiFan#1
Zhang Ying Hao has already entered his “zone”, slowly started to speak: “How do I say this, personally, I think there are two kinds of aristocrats ——-“
Gu Qing Shan almost couldn’t help doing a spit-take.
This was the very same reasoning Zhang Ying Hao used to win him over last time.
Ye Fei Li scoffed: “So there are now two kinds of aristocrats now?”
“Of course, the first are the rotten, corrupted old men, together with the young masters who knows nothing but to play around, becoming the cancer tumors of society” Zhang Ying Hao answered.
“I agree, aristocrats are like that” the young man crossed his arms and nodded.
“Then there’s the second kind of aristocrat, who don’t think of themselves as such. They think that the title of ‘aristocrat’ is absolute dog shit” Zhang Ying Hao continued.
“Ah? That can’t be true”
“Of course it’s true, just take me for example. I might look like an aristocrat to you, but I’ve already been kicked out of my home since I was 15”
“Because they wanted me to marry out! What bull shit! My to-be wife looked like a fucking sea monster, if I marry her, it’ll be hard to even say who is bedding who”
“And so, right then ———I put my house on fire”
“A mansion?” Ye Fei Li suddenly asked.
“Hm” although caught a bit off-guard, Zhang Ying Hao nodded.
“That’s easily worth a few millions, and you gave that up?” Ye Fei Li asked.
“Who cares about the money. The point is, you can’t compromise and make these kinds of dirty deals just to keep a damn status”
“It’s dirty indeed, but how did you live from then on?”
“I kill people for money, my targets are especially people whose sins knows no end” Zhang Ying Hao got more and more excited as he talked.
“Kill people?” Ye Fei Li was very interested, letting go of his crossed arms.
Gu Qing Shan silently felt that bringing Zhang Ying Hao with him today was the best decision he has made since his return to the past.
He silently stood there listening to the two of them.
“That’s right, afterwards, I created a hitman firm, called the Hunter Association”
“Hunter… that sounds nice”
“After that, I got to know my business partner here, Mr. Gu Qing Shan” Zhang Ying Hao finally concluded his spiel.
“Your name is Gu Qing Shan?” Ye Fei Li asked.
“That’s right” Gu Qing Shan said.
Ye Fei Li looked at Zhang Ying Hao, then at him, asking: “Then what exactly do you want when you came here today to meet me?”
Gu Qing Shan was silent for a bit, then said: “I don’t think killing is a really big issue or anything like that, the only thing is knowing to kill their people that needs to”
“And that is why I wanted to invite you to become our partner here”
“Me? But I’m ———“
“There’s no problem with that, truthfully, this is a good thing for both you and I”
“What’s good am I supposed to get from this?”
“Impartial Goddess told me, your mother is ill, extremely ill” Gu Qing Shan said.
Ye Fei Li’s expression changed, hurriedly asked: “Her illness is acting up again? Didn’t I transfer her some money already? Why doesn’t she use it?”
“Because she wanted to save it up, together with her pension, leaving all to them for you” Gu Qing Shan answered.
“You might want to take a look at what happened yesterday’s afternoon”
He snapped his fingers, then the Holo-Brain lit up again.
A screen is projected in the air.
An ambulance stretcher carried a thin, middle-aged woman out from a building.
Her hair has already started going grey, her skin was bone dry, there were even wrinkles that weren’t supposed to be there at her age. Obviously the pressure of her living conditions had left quite a few marks on herself.
A doctor was angrily walking next to the stretcher, chastising her: “I already told you to receive treatment, but you still insisted on not coming, just how much do you want to save that money?”
The middle-aged woman tried her best to smile, saying: “I’m an old woman now, how long I have left to live isn’t a big deal, I have to save it for my son”
The footage stopped, the screen shut down.
Ye Fei Li was shocked, took out his Holo-Brain wanting to do something.
Then a voice notified him
[User doesn’t exist, unable to operate Confederate account]
Ye Fei Li roared angrily, throwing the Holo-Brain to the ground as hard as he could.
He suddenly turned away, taking off his sunglasses and tilted his head upward.
“Oy, brother, we’re all grown-ups here, what are you crying for” Zhang Ying Hao loudly spoke.
Gu Qing Shan was a bit nervous, glaring at him.
Zhang Ying Hao thumped his chest, silently gestured “I got this” with his mouth.
“Listen to me, this isn’t that big a deal”
Zhang Ying Hao lit himself a cigarette, doesn’t mind that the young man had already put back his sunglasses on and stared at him.
He continued: “Currently, the best possible way to cure a person is to restructure and fix them up from the genetics level”
“The deep restructure and fixing of their gene will largely extend a person’s lifespan”
“But if that is kept up, people would die too slowly, the population would increase exponentially and place great stress upon the planet. That’s why it has always been strictly regulated and banned”
He drew another breath from the cigarette.
“Not to mention, a single time of deep genetic restructuring would cost an astronomical amount of credits, enough to buy off half a city”
“Impartial Goddess herself is the one enforcing the restrictions”
Zhang Ying Hao then leaned his elbow on Gu Qing Shan’s shoulder, suddenly shifting his tone: “But the two of us here, control both the light and the shadow. There’s no problem in this Confederate that we can’t handle”
“The price of tricking me will be very severe” Ye Fei Li cut him off.
“What I have is money” Zhang Ying Hao pointed at himself, then at Gu Qing Shan: “And he, has authority ———you saw it yourself just now, Impartial Goddess acted like she was his little lover”
“That means the two of us here have so much money that we don’t know what to do with, as well as privileges that none other has”
“We can use the Confederate’s technology to save your mother” Gu Qing Shan added.
“If you come with us, I’ll definitely make sure your mother gets back to full health” He looked at him very sincerely and said.
Ye Fei Li looked at him, silent.
“To become our partner means that your mother is my mother, so I’ll take care of her treatment!” Zhang Ying Hao suddenly raised his voice, thumping his chest in assurance.
Ye Fei Li frowned, a bit hesitant: “I’m different from you two. Every day, I have to kil——“
Zhang Ying Hao raised his eyebrows.
“There’s no problem with that!” Gu Qing Shan quickly cut him off, “there are many Man Killer Fiends that are getting stronger and stronger every day, we need your help to kill them”
Gu Qing Shan then continued: “To be honest, many of their evolutions are going on the wrong path. The only perfect evolution is when you’re able to keep both emotion and memories, and the only one that will be able to go exceptionally far”
“At your current level, you are probably able to suppress your ‘urge’ temporarily”
“Temporarily… that is true, just like someone that’s starving, I can use my will to suppress the urge, but not for long” Ye Fei Li answered.
Gu Qing Shan clapped his hand, saying: “The more you evolve, the longer you’ll be able to keep your sanity, of course, if you want to keep evolving, you’ll have to keep doing what you’ve been doing”
As Zhang Ying Hao listened to their talk, he felt like he understood something.
His ability evolves?
This guy’s ability has reached the Further Evolution level?
That’s already the highest rank of God’s Chosens.
No wonder he was able to almost kill Gu Qing Shan.
What an eye-opener indeed.
Such a powerful ally, no wonder Gu Qing Shan is so sincere and tense about getting him on our side.
——–that’s right, such a powerful person must definitely be on our side no matter what.
“Come on man, we’re offering such an exclusive deal here, what are you hesitating for? Accept it, and we’ll crack open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. It’s all on me today, we’ll go hard all the way until midnight” Zhang Ying Hao put the cigarette in his mouth, spreads his arms and smile full of enthusiasm.
Ye Fei Li stood there, stunned.
He took out a jade medallion from his chest, rubbing it dearly.
“What will you have me do?” he stared at the jade, not lifting his head.
“To kill, or more precisely, kill the other Man Killer Fiends” Gu Qing Shan said.
Gu Qing Shan continued: “From now on, all the killing operations will be left to you, and I’ll handle all the aftermath for you”
“And I’ll be dependent on you?”
“No, this is a partnership, everyone gets a slice of the cake, and help with a part of the cleanup”
Ye Fei Li rubbed his chin, then asked again: “What if I can’t control myself, what then?”
“I’ll help you with controlling yourself”
“You will?” Ye Fei Li smiled, unconvinced.
“I have my ways; you just have to put a little bit more trust in me”
“And you aren’t afraid of being exposed that we’re working together?” Ye Fei Li questioned further.
“Everyone only have one life. No matter what, there’s always a risk you have to take” Gu Qing Shan answered.
Ye Fei Li listened, his eyes loosened behind the sunglasses, but stayed silent.
Gu Qing Shan continued: “We have Impartial Goddess here with us, we’ll be able to analyze you more accurately with your cooperation. If we are able to deal with your problem using genetic techniques, I believe you can even go back to a normal life with your mother”
Then his tone shifted to be slow and steady: “There’s no such thing as an obstacle that can’t be passed, even if the threats are eliminated, I can specifically make a giant slaughterhouse just for you”
“Alright, I’m in” Ye Fei Li finally agreed.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart was able to relax.
He was clenching his fist tightly, his emotions boiling, almost couldn’t help himself from shouting in joy.
The entire 10 years of the Apocalypse, there has never been a case where a Man Killer Fiend even agreed to a peaceful life with humans.
This is a historic moment, a choice that affected the fate of humanity, a miracle in the evolution of life, a change so drastic that billions of people in the past life couldn’t possibly fathom.
“And so, please save my mother” Ye Fei Li said.
Gu Qing Shan calmed himself down, then said: “Impartial Goddess”
[I’m here] his Holo-Brain lit up.
“You’ve heard everything”
[I did, but the authority, resources and manpower needed for a deep genetic restructuring is massive, I will need one week of preparation]
“Then first preserve Ye Fei Li’s mother’s life”
[That won’t be a problem]
“Use Merit from my personal account to exchange for the finance to give Ye Fei Li’s mother better living conditions”
[Understood] Impartial Goddess said, [currently preparing conditions corresponding to Aristocrats]
Gu Qing Shan looked at Ye Fei Li: “You’ve heard it, correct?”
Ye Fei Li slowly nodded.
“From now on, you can come meet her as well” Gu Qing Shan said.
“Good” Ye Fei Li answered.
“As for right now” Gu Qing Shan considered a bit, then said: “The people at my place already met you, going there would only create unnecessary trouble”
He looked at Zhang Ying Hao: “Do you have a place? Somewhere for him to rest”
“Leave it to me” Zhang Ying Hao lifted his head: “As a partner of mine, of course you’ll receive the royal treatment”
Suddenly, Gu Qing Shan’s expression changed.
A line of text flashed on the War God UI.
[The world’s space-time has been affected by an unknown force, affecting the user’s time flow. The user has to immediately enter the cultivation world to normalize his own time flow]
What does that mean?
Gu Qing Shan looked at the line of text in confusion, silently asked the System: “Why did the world’s space-time change? What are the specific symptoms of this?”
The System replied: [An outside force, like the appearance of the sea creatures and Man Eater Fiends]
“Then why did my time flow not get affected when the sea creatures and Man Eater Fiends appeared, yet it got affected now?” Gu Qing Shan questioned further.
[Because this time’s force is greater than it has ever been]