Volume 5: Chapter 9 – Big Brother is not brokenhearted!
On the Moon, Milu was watching the battle between Magical Bird and Skeleton with great interest.
"Adonis, who do you think this Magical Bird is?"
Adonis crossed his legs. There was an imposing triangular tower atop his shiny, bald head. It was said that this was the latest hairstyle on Mars and was called the Protruding Tower.
"Milu, since when were you interested in such things. It's just a bunch of people stroking each other off."
Lear Adonis said. "When is Masasi coming back? We are only left with him. There's nothing much in Earth anyway."
"Keke, Adonis. You should buy a wig and hope Boss doesn't kill you." Milu smiled. "Masasi is already on his way back."
Milu continued to show great interest in the fight in CT. The Yasopp Close Range X Kill Matrix was simply too perfect. Moves that were executed in a virtual world did not count for too much, but to be able to perform it to such a level, they would have had to have gone through tough training.
Although Magical Bird was at a very high level, he still lost. That Skeleton guy was quite interesting to have actually executed a Curved Shot, especially in that kind of volatile environment.
His weapon handling had seemed rather stiff, as if he was unused to shooting.
Either way, the scene of that Wargod No. 1 standing on one leg sparked Milu's interest in battling him.
This Skeleton had become very popular recently. Milu had seen the previous battles and how precarious each of the situations had been. Ignoring the other aspects, just Skeleton's calmness in the clutch moments was almost inhuman.
In their circle, the most important aspect of a soldier's capability was their ability to stay calm. No matter the situation they had to maintain their cool to make decisive and timely choices. Only then would they be able to make accurate decisions.
Not only was this important for individuals, but also for teams.
After all, a game could only account for so many possibilities. Milu had tried CT before since she was quite adventurous, but the game posed no challenge to her even at Diamond rank. Of course, considering Milu's efficiency in rising through the ranks, she hadn't actually spent too much time on it. Her initial interest was sparked by the CT Company's abnormal understanding of foreign mecha and had prompted her to try the game. Though when she found out how high the mechanical skill ceiling was and that it was not a place that everyone could reach, herself included, she gave up on the game.
From her perspective, Skeleton's team battles were just a show of individual skill and required little to no cooperation with his teammates. No matter how powerful a person is, there is a limit to what they can do alone.
Even so, she wanted to duel him 1-on-1 to test her own skills.
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Currently Wang Zheng was quite focused on classes and had been attending his the key courses for both the physics and mech curriculum. Naturally, Wang Zheng favored the mech courses and Xiao Fei's physics lessons. The other physics courses were too easy for him. In the words of Xiao Fei, Wang Zheng's current level was on that of a formal researcher. In various aspects his understanding was nearly on par with her's so she cared little for Wang Zheng skipping the other classes.
Yao Ailun and Chen Xiu also displayed their extraordinary capabilities. Perhaps due to the positive influence of Wang Zheng, their understanding was a step above the rest.
Xiao Fei intended to nurture those two.
Once the lesson was over, Xiao Fei called Wang Zheng into her office. It seemed that she had been in a good mood recently, her face blissful.
"Wang Zheng, I have applied for a patent for the Spatial Displacement theory. Several large companies are planning to invest in this. As one of the contributors, you would have a share in it."
The gorgeous teacher, Xiao Fei, had not only a high IQ but a high EQ. The researcher profession could easily lead one to dead ends and the support that the school would provide was limited. A massive amount of funding could be required especially when nearing the completion of the research. Rather than begging for money from her family, Xiao Fei woud rather produce her own funding.
She idolized Alan Tuck, but he had been mistaken to have believed so deeply in bureaucrats. Once his funding had been cut, all of his effort had gone down the drain.
Xiao Fei had a great masterplan but had little intention of revealing it to Wang Zheng.
Wang Zheng also believed this was the correct approach in order to prove Spatial Displacement Theory. Causing a paradigm shift in the scientific community would not be an easy thing to do and so the research would require insane amounts of funding.
If it failed, their efforts would have been for naught.
"Teacher, there are actually people that want to invest in such a risky venture?."
"Currently there are a couple interested companies. OMG is being the most sincere and promising the most freedom. The other companies have more stringent requirements but there main objective is not the profit. If they can support me in my research, they are worth considering." Xiao Fei said.
Wang Zheng considered briefly. He and Xiao Fei both believed in the theory."Teacher, I also want to invest."
Xiao Fei was stunned and looked at Wang Zheng, dumbfounded. "Are you sure? The initial investment would be in the billions and later on, even more.."
Wang Zheng laughed, "I can say without a doubt, that both my friend, Yan Xiaosu, and I are interested in investing."
"If you are interested, that would be great. I will talk to the other investors since the minimum threshhold will not be decided by me."
"No need to thank me, I am only investing for the long term. By the way, Lin Huiyin has already arrived. You and Zisu should prepare because they could call for you anytime now."
At this moment, Xiao Fei's opinion of his rose a bit.
That change in attitude made Wang Zheng go a little bit numb. Women were especially good at manipulating the mood.
Leaving the office, Wang Zheng was wondering what to do with his earnings. He didn't have a small amount at the moment, but he was still a long way from a hundred million. He should probably talk to Yan Xiaosu about it.
Upon hearing Wang Zheng's idea, Yan Xiaosu did not react in a shocked or exasperated manner. Instead, he was silent for quite a while.
"One hundred million is not really a large sum. The problem is that the investment required will become massive later on. It won't be a problem if it takes a long time. The problem will be: how confident are you in this investment?"
This theory was currently the talk of the town and had made Ares College very popular. Progressing from theory to something with real-life applications, however, would require a lot of time. It was common knowledge that investing in scientific research was a bottomless pit that only very rich companies could support.
Hearing Yan Xiaosu's queries, Wang Zheng smiled, "What's your thoughts on the matter?"
"Boss, we also need to consider how big a slice of the pie we have. All these are very important. If it's too small, it would be pointless since my father is the one we need to convince."
"Say, if I were to have the core formula of the theory, what would it be worth?" Wang Zheng suddenly asked.
Stunned, Yan Xiaosu's eyes lit up. "If this theory is widely used in the future, you would have at least 50% of the share."
Wang Zheng waved his hand, "The core formula will not have that much impact. The entire theory requires a great deal more of calculation and that would need to be done by Xiao Fei."
Knowledge was power and power was wealth. Wang Zheng did not expect that the random nonsense that Old Merchant had spewed out to actually be of value.
Old Merchant, I will treat this as remuneration for my money that you ran off with.
Yan Xiaosu was overjoyed, "Boss, let me properly discuss this with my father!"
Looking at Yan Xiaosu's eyes, Wang Zheng knew that this fellow would be thinking of relying on his father again.
Old Yan was an easy-going uncle that had always doted on Yan Xiaosu. However, Wang Zheng had not expected sanitary pads to be so profitable.
The truth was, a family like Yan Xiaosu's would rarely have an opportunity to participate in such an investment because of the minimum threshold. Only the super-rich would have a chance to invest. Of course, it was a different story for those related to Wang Zheng. As to whether it would succeed or not, that would be up to fate.
Yan Xiaosu was also amazed. Boss really has a heart of steel to be able to recover so fast and forget about Aina.
He felt that his Boss wasn't to bad and had Aina not been an Aslan princess, they would have been perfect together.
Although there were many things in life that could be chosen, one's lot in life could not.
After parting ways with Yan Xiaosu, Wang Zheng went to the MMA club. Meng Tian had already become the new President. Ma Xiao had stepped down since he was graduating soon and he had not perform very well at the college exchange. For Meng Tian, it was natural that she would be the one to succeed Ma Xiao. Since the celebration, Wang Zheng had not interacted much with Meng Tian.
The members of the MMA club were a lot more numerous than and the training was even more taxing. The win at the college exchange had inspired everyone. Zhang Shan was now the Vice President and that fellow had been very hardworking recently. Naturally, there was an ulterior motive to his actions.
Meng Tian was still very cold towards everyone as though there were few things that would pique her interest.
When she saw Wang Zheng coming in, she signaled her partner to practice on his own.
"Wang Zheng, you have been very lazy recently. Are you slacking off just because you did well at the college exchange?"
Student Meng Tian was rather blunt, her large eyes focused on Wang Zheng.
Wang Zheng touched his nose. He had been in a coma for 3 days, so naturally, he was unable to come, "There were some things that I needed to deal with. I only finished recently.."
"I know, Wang Shishi has left the school. Even so, your fate belongs to you. Do not waste your talent!"
With that, Meng Tian shook her hands and walked away, leaving Wang Zheng stunned.
The past few days had not been easy on him, why was it that everyone seemed to be making things difficult for him.
Even though he knew that Meng Tian was only consoling him, her approach had been too blunt.
Shrugging his shoulders, Wang Zheng changed clothes and started training.
After doing 10 barbell reps, several people had appeared at his side. Zhang Shan was squatting beside him.
"It's boring to train alone. Let's partner up and compete."
Wang Zheng smiled, "Sure, how do you want to do it."
"Simple, how about push-ups?"
The moment they heard the word competition, everyone stopped their training and gathered around to watch the show. These were two of the top figures in the school, especially Wang Zheng. It was rare to see him around since he did not like participating in club activities and, unlike Meng Tian and Zhang Shan, very few people were familiar with him.
"President, please count for the two of us." Zhang Shan said, taking off his shirt and exposing his explosive muscles.
Ever since Zhang Shan had begun to treat training more seriously, his body had started to become more and more shocking. His strength was also growing explosively.
Zhang Shan was blessed with a great physique and an even greater intelligence. Thus, he chose the best ways to train himself rather than going in blindly. This allowed him to reap much better results.
The two of them started. This was not a battle of speed but of endurance, so their rhythm was pretty much the same.