Published at 3rd of January 2021 02:55:05 AM
Back in Russia, Song Jinning had fully entrusted Gu Nianzhi to act as her lawyer and file a lawsuit against Luo Jialan .
There was a lot of room for maneuvering between Song Jinning and Luo Jialan . It all depended on the lawyer’s skills .
Gu Nianzhi narrowed her eyes as she held her phone . She wanted to discuss the matter with He Zhichu .
However, she was in the Special Operations forces bulletproof car now, so it wasn’t convenient for her to discuss legal issues with He Zhichu .
“Professor He, you should rest . I’ll visit you tomorrow . ” Gu Nianzhi planned to go back and sort out her thoughts before discussing a plan with He Zhichu the next day .
He Zhichu could hear something different in Gu Nianzhi’s tone .
His almond-shaped eyes flashed . He Zhichu looked at his watch and said, “I’m free all day today . Where are you? Do you want me to meet you?”
Gu Nianzhi’s eyes lit up . “Are you really completely healed? Can you work now?!”
Hearing Gu Nianzhi’s excited tone, He Zhichu concluded that Gu Nianzhi had something to talk to him about .
He Zhichu smiled and said, “You can ask Chen Lie about whether or not I’m healed . ”
After a pause, He Zhichu continued, “I’m not at school right now . I’m at the West Mountain Villa . I just bought a house, and you haven’t been there yet . How about this? Since you’re back in the country, and I just got my new house, I’ll have a house warming party and invite my friends over . ”
Gu Nianzhi smiled . “Okay, okay! When will it be?!”
He Zhichu laughed, “Are you in that much of a hurry? Oh, right . Smith and the others’ lawsuit against the Angel in the World Foundation in Japan is about to come to an official conclusion . It should be tomorrow . Let them come to our place then . We’ll hold the celebration party together with the house warming party . ”
Gu Nianzhi was overjoyed . She raised her fist and pumped it in the air . She was so happy that she almost jumped up . “Ahhh! Really?! The results will be out tomorrow?! That’s great! My luck has been so good recently that I can’t believe it myself!”
Huo Shaoheng and Yin Shixiong looked up at her silmultaneously .
Gu nianzhi quickly stopped smiling and coughed . “Well, there are two happy events . Which one do you want to hear first?”
Yin Shixiong snickered . “Aren’t they just your engagement and marriage? What other happy events do you have?”
Gu Nianzhi: ” … ”
“Okay, there are four happy events . Which one do you want to hear first?”
Gu Nianzhi couldn’t help laughing as well . Her pitch-dark pupils sparkled like stars, and she was on cloud nince .
Yin Shixiong was flabbergasted . “Could it be that there are other happy news besides your engagement and marriage?! Then we’ll have to listen carefully, won’t we, Major General Huo?”
Huo Shaoheng looked at her and nodded . “Yes, go ahead . ”
Gu Nianzhi couldn’t suppress the smile on the corners of her lips .
She said delightedly, “The first thing is that Professor He bought a new villa and invited me to his house warming party . ”
Yin Shixiong: “!!!”
This counted as happy news?! Nianzhi, you can’t be for real!
Yin Shixiong cursed inside and shot Huo Shaoheng a quick glance .
Huo Shaoheng: ” … ”
However, his expression didn’t change . He remained calm and said nonchalantly, “What about the second one?”
Gu Nianzhi smiled and said, “The case I requested from the American law firm in Japan will be officially settled tomorrow . It took more than three months . It wasn’t easy!”
“Oh? So by the looks of it you’re going to win the case?!” Yin Shixiong finally became intrigued . He said excitedly, “Our little Nianzhi is going to be a young rich lady!”
“There’s no such thing as a young rich lady . All the money has been squandered by Gu Yanran and the foundation . ” Gu Nianzhi shrugged . “I’m more concerned about whether or not my father’s things can be returned in one piece . ”
Huo Shaoheng nodded . “This is indeed a joyous occasion . When do you plan to take over your property?”
” … I’m going to be busy lately, so I’ll have to entrust someone else to do it for me . ” Gu Nianzhi spread out her hands regretfully . “My lawyer will probably help me count them and be in charge of supervising the enforcement of the court’s judgment . ”
This type of transnational property lawsuit was actually very difficult to fight .
Many years ago, someone in the Huaxia Empire had owned a large amount of property in Tokyo, Japan, but that was during the war . After that person returned home, those properties were illegally occupied by locals .
After the war ended, this person’s widow went to Japan to fight a transnational lawsuit to get back her husband’s inheritance . In the end, the Supreme Court of Japan had ignored the facts and awarded the property to the locals who had illegally occupied it .
Basically, it was very difficult for foreigners to win a lawsuit when they were competing with locals for property .
This time, at He Zhichu’s suggestion, Gu Nianzhi had used the team of lawyers from the largest law firm in the United States to represent her . That way, the Japanese court wouldn’t dare to act rashly .
No matter what, the Japanese were subservient to America .
Even if Gu Nianzhi took on the lawsuit herself, it wouldn’t be as effective as Smith and the others doing it .
This had nothing to do with one’s own qualities and talents; it only had to do with the national conditions of the countries involved .
Some countries would respect the spirit of the legal contract and be able to receive equal treatment from the law regardless of their nationality .
But some countries, such as Japan, wouldn’t do this .
In any case, for the Japanese, doing the wrong thing or judging the wrong case was just a matter of bowing and apologizing .
If bowing once wasn’t enough, then bowing twice was enough .
As for the consequences? There was no such thing .
If you wanted them to commit Seppuku, emmmmm, they wouldn’t show up unless you helped them do it .
In a state of extreme excitement, Gu Nianzhi returned to Huo Shaoheng’s official residence at the headquarters of the Special Operations forces .
The first thing she did when she returned was to take a good shower in the bathroom and apply a facial mask before turning on her laptop and starting to draft legal documents related to Luo Jialan .
Although Song Jinning had given her full authority, Gu Nianzhi only knew a little about what had happened in the past when she was fighting Bai Jinyi’s case . It was far from enough to convince the public prosecution office to formally prosecute Luo Jialan .
She still needed to gather information and evidence .
However, she wasn’t worried about this .
Huo Shaoheng had the intention to clear his mother’s name, so he must have left a lot of evidence with him .
Gu Nianzhi could have just seeked him out directly .
After staying in her room for an hour, Gu Nianzhi washed off her face mask, then changed into a hoodie and went downstairs .
Yin Shixiong sat on the large sofa in the living room on the first floor . His laptop was on the coffee table in front of him, and he was typing rapidly .
Gu Nianzhi looked around, but didn’t see Huo Shaoheng . She asked nonchalantly, “Brother Xiong, where’s Major General Huo?”
Yin Shixiong didn’t even raise his head . “Major General Huo went to a meeting . What’s the matter?”
“He just got back from a meeting . Isn’t he going to rest?” Gu Nianzhi felt her heart ache . She sat on the sofa across from Yin Shixiong and rested her chin on her hands . She asked curiously, “Aren’t you going with him? ”
“I’ll stay here and listen to Mrs . Huo’s orders . ” Yin Shixiong slammed the laptop shut and winked at Gu Nianzhi with a smile .
Gu Nianzhi’s cheeks blushed as she glared at Yin Shixiong . “Damn you! Brother Xiong, does Qiqi know that you’re talking like that?!”
“Tsk! If I’m being honest, why would Qiqi blame me?” Yin Shixiong straightened his long legs and crossed his arms around his neck as he leaned back against the sofa . He sighed . “Between you and Major General Huo, Qiqi and I have been keeping watch for quite some time now . Only little Ze… ”
Gu Nianzhi’s happiness faded as she thought of Zhao Liangze and Bai Shuang .
“Where’s brother Ze? Where is he?” Gu Nianzhi stood up . “I brought him a present too . ”
“He went back to work . ” Yin Shixiong said flatly . “I don’t think he’ll be coming back anytime soon . ”
It would hurt if he came back .
Gu Nianzhi understood what Yin Shixiong meant and sighed . “I hope brother Ze can come out of this as soon as possible . ”
Yin Shixiong snickered and his finger pointed at Gu Nianzhi . “You only know how to talk from the sidelines . If it were you, would you be able to come out of this?”
“No, ” Gu Nianzhi said without hesitation . Yin Shixiong was caught off guard .
After a while, Yin Shixiong rubbed his head and smiled sheepishly . “I was just joking . You’re smarter than Bai Shuang, and you don’t have a father like Bai Shuang’s father . You definitely won’t end up like Bai Shuang . ”
Gu Nianzhi pursed her lips .
She thought that it wasn’t that she was different from Bai Shuang, but that Huo Shaoheng was different from Zhao Liangze .
If she had the same status as Bai Shuang, and Huo Shaoheng wanted to be with her, no one would be able to stop him .
As for Zhao Liangze, by the time he realized his true feelings, it was already too late… . .
This was a classic exmaple of how one’s personality determined one’s fate .
Everyone could only follow the path that their personality dictated .
Gu Nianzhi’s eyes sparkled and she changed the topic . “I have something to ask Major General Huo . I don’t know when he’ll be free . Can you help me ask Major General Huo?”
Gu Nianzhi knew that she couldn’t contact Huo Shaoheng during the meeting .
Only Yin Shixiong could .
Yin Shixiong nodded . “I’ll give you a call when I’m free . Are you in a hurry?”
“Not particularly . ” Gu Nianzhi thought about it . “As long as I have the chance to see Major General Huo tomorrow . ”
“That shouldn’t be a problem . Your trip to Siberia and Russia has been extremely fortuitous, and Major General Huo really had no choice . He has to hold a meeting and report immediately, or else we’ll be delaying the time and we’ll be punished by military law . ”
His fingers moving back and forth on the armrest of the sofa like he was playing the piano, Yin Shixiong said this half-truth .
“I know, I didn’t mean anything by it . ” Gu Nianzhi quickly said, “I can also ask Ms . Song if Major General Huo is too busy . ”
Yin Shixiong thought Gu Nianzhi was going to discuss the wedding with Huo Shaoheng and Song Jinning, so he quickly pointed out to her, “… Not only do you have to explain this to Ms . Song, but you also have to have a good talk with General Huo and grandfather Huo . They are all Major General Huo’s elders, and you all will have to live under the same roof from now on . You understand what I mean, right?”
Gu Nianzhi actually didn’t understand, because she hadn’t even thought about the wedding .
To her, announcing the engagement was already a big step . As for entering the marriage hall, she had to at least deal with Luo Jialan first .
Otherwise, this woman would still appear around them as a relative to spite her . She couldn’t stand this .
She didn’t get married to be bullied, and she didn’t want to compromise .