Source of Calamity CH 083 Getting Older? Part 2

Shen Zhen led Chen Zian outside, and the employees immediately stopped what they were doing and looked up at Shen Zhen and Chen Zian.

They all looked at Chen Zian with disdain.

But Chen Zian tried his best to hold back his smile, he thought those disgusted looks were for Shen Zhen.

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“I have something to tell you all.” Shen Zhen said, “Chen Zian has worked in our company for five years. He is considered a senior employee. His contribution to the company is obvious to all. There is no shame in making mistakes. After all, everyone makes mistakes.”

Employees: “…..”

Full marks for this bureaucratic tone.

Shen Zhen added: “However, he committed a big mistake this time. He embezzled the company and sold the half year long hard work of our company’s employees for his own interests.”

“What do you think should be done?”

Chen Zian stood calmly behind, waiting for the employees to stand by him and scold Shen Zhen.


“How else can this solved? Sue him! Fire him!”

“After committing this kind of mistake, there is no need to pay him three months’ salary if you fire him from the company.”

“He should spit out the money he got, is that something he deserves?”


There were also hot-tempered employees who directly scolded: “Chen Zian, do you think we are all mentally retarded? That we are here for you to play with in the palm of your hand?”

“And even thinking of poaching us with low salaries, I wonder why you can fantasize so well? Do you really think we can’t do anything without you?”

“Don’t take all the credit for yourself. The company we have today is not because of you alone!”

At the same time, there were also people who flattered Shen Zhen.

“If it wasn’t for CEO Shen’s willingness to take over the company, you would have been sleeping on the streets right now.”

“That’s right, paying you such a high salary, and this is what you do?”

“You used to stay up late with us, saying that you want to accompany us, but isn’t it really just you sleeping in the office by yourself. I really don’t see how you actually helped us.”

“Do you really think that you are the boss of the company? Why are you so shameless?”

“Bah! You should go to jail!”

Chen Zian’s eyes widened, thinking he had heard wrong.

He looked at the employees in a panic, not understanding how things turned out like this.

It was only one morning, how could these people…..

Shen Zhen looked at Chen Zian. He was actually not angry, he was even a little curious: “It’s a good thing that you want to go out and start your own business. As one of my senior employees, I should be giving you my blessings. This is a good thing. But you insist on turning a good thing into a bad thing, so just what were you thinking really?”

“The company’s salary for you is not low. I’ve also seen it. Your annual salary last year was three million yuan. Logically speaking, if you want to leave and start your own business, you shouldn’t be short of money.” Shen Zhen looked at him, “Do you have any reason?”

Chen Zian twitched the corner of his mouth: “I don’t understand what you are saying.”

Shen Zhen took out the mobile phone and played the recording again.

Chen Zian’s face turned green after hearing it.

Shen Zhen: “What’s the reason?”

Chen Zian fell silent.

Although he had earned a lot these years, he had an addiction to online gambling. At the beginning, he felt that he could not lose much money from online gambling, at most just some few thousand yuan. He would just play a bit when he was bored.

But the more he lost, the more he gambled, wanting to get back his money. So naturally, he became stuck in this cycle.

All his money went into this pit.

He thought, companies earned so much a year, if he could also start a company, the net profit would only be more.

He could pay back the money owed.

In order to gamble, he also mortgaged his house and car to borrow money.

If he couldn’t pay off his debts, he would not even have a place to live.

Towards a thing like gambling, the more you gamble, the more money you throw in, and it becomes difficult to stop.

Chen Zian said to Shen Zhen with an ugly expression: “CEO Shen, I just didn’t think it through, I…..I know I am wrong, please give me another chance, I will talk to CEO Lu….. “

Shen Zhen waved his hand: “No need, I can forgive you for making other mistakes, but I can’t for this kind of thing regarding principles.”

“You can just wait to receive the lawyer’s letter. Also, you have been fired.” Shen Zhen smiled at him.

Chen Zian felt like the sky was collapsing. Not only would he have to pay more than one million yuan in damages——he had already used the money to pay off his debts.

He also had to compensate for the leakage of commercial secrets which ranged from 10,000 yuan to 200,000 yuan.

More than one million yuan.

If it was in the past, he wouldn’t even notice this one million yuan.

He could earn it back in half a year.

But now, he had no money at all, and he couldn’t find anyone to borrow money either.

His former friends had long since stopped contacting him because he borrowed money and failed to repay it.

Looking for a bank to borrow? His house and car were all mortgaged, and he had not been able to take a loan from the bank for a long time.

Usury? He also tried it, and it was difficult to even pay the interest every month.

Chen Zian’s mind went blank, his legs went limp, and he slid down to the ground. He stared at Shen Zhen with wide eyes, and shouted: “CEO Shen, CEO Shen! I really know that I am wrong. I have been in the company for so many years and contributed so many things, please help me! I promise I will definitely do things honestly in the future, and this kind of thing will never happen again, you must believe me, you must believe me!”

Shen Zhen sighed: “If one doesn’t hit the south wall, one won’t look back, but the south wall is not so easy to hit.”

“Brother Chen, you should go home first and wait for the lawyer’s letter.”

Chen Zian looked around and said to his subordinates: “Say something for me, did you forget that when you didn’t know anything before, it was me who taught you? How did I treat you? Ask yourselves, can you just look on while I am kicked out of the company?”

Seeing Chen Zian’s hysterical appearance, the employees felt a little soft-hearted.

“Brother Chen… have to bear the consequences if you do something wrong, you shouldn’t have done that kind of thing…..”

“Brother Chen, you’d better go.”

“Yeah, at least keep some dignity in the end.”

Chen Zian looked at Shen Zhen: “CEO Shen, please give me another chance! What do you want from me? Please tell me, as long as I can do it, I will do it!”

He was so panicked that he was about to cry: “I will kneel down for you? It should be fine if I kneel down for you, right?”

Shen Zhen looked at him with a smile on the corner of his mouth: “Then kneel.”

Chen Zian gritted his teeth and was really about to kneel down.

Shen Zhen: “I won’t change my mind even if you kneel down.”

Chen Zian remained motionless.

Shen Zhen: “Before you do something, you should think about the consequences. As an adult, you should be responsible for your actions.”

“That’s it.” Shen Zhen said, “Chen Zian, if you don’t leave, I’ll call the security to come in and drag you out.”

Shen Zhen said to the employees: “Keep on working. There are a lot of things to do this month. After all, the APP has been developed. Your hard work has been spent on it. I will still give you the commission and bonus that should be given. I will come to the company often in the future, so if there is anything, just come to me directly.”

Employees: “Understood, CEO Shen.”

“CEO Shen, have a good day.”

Chen Zian was finally dragged away by the security guards.

The remaining things could be handed over to the company’s legal team of lawyers, which he spent a lot of money to support. This kind of case was very easy for them.

Li Xiaolin got into the car with Shen Zhen, and Li Xiaolin asked, “CEO Shen, where are you going now?”

Shen Zhen: “I’m going to the Qin Group, so I’ll drop you back first.”

Li Xiaolin: “Okay.”

After sending Li Xiaolin back to Huitong Real Estate, Shen Zhen asked the driver to turn to Qin Group.

It took him a lot of time to solve Chen Zian’s matter recently, and he didn’t see Qin Xing for a week.

Other than phone calls and video calls at night, he hadn’t seen Qin Xing for a while, and he very much missed the other.

Shen Zhen felt a bit of an itch in his throat and coughed lightly.

When Shen Zhen entered the Qin Group’s building, he was a little envious. He wondered when he would be able to build such a large building, and fill it up with employees.

Forget it, better not to think about it, the more he thought about it, the more his heart breaks.

“Who is that handsome guy? He looks so familiar.”

“I also find him very familiar.”

“He looks really arrogant, like he looks down on everyone.”

“Don’t you think…..he looks like CEO Shen? The one from before, the one that was played on loop at the business awards ceremony?”

“Now that you mentioned it, he really does look like him.”

“Did he change his hairstyle?”

“Holy sh*t, with a new hairstyle, he looks completely different.”

“So handsome, I want to marry!”

Shen Zhen didn’t hear what they were talking about, he directly took the elevator upstairs.

Assistant Ma was the first to notice Shen Zhen’s arrival.

He walked beside Shen Zhen: “Young Master Shen, long time no see.”

Shen Zhen smiled at him: “Yes, Brother Ma, how are you doing?”

Assistant Ma: “Still the same, nothing has changed. By the way, CEO Qin is not in a good mood. Try and persuade him later.”

Shen Zhen asked strangely: “What happened?”

Qin Xing had such a good temper, was there actually a time he could get angry?

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Assistant Ma shrugged: “CEO Qin, cough, the last time he went for a physical examination, his blood sugar was a little too high.”

Shen Zhen: “High blood sugar?”

Assistant Ma sighed: “CEO Qin seems to be, um, quite concerned about his age.”

…..Did he think that high blood sugar was due to old age?

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After Becoming The Tyrant CH 101 Banquet Of Power

The death knell echoed over the Metzl Castle,  so clear that it felt as if the only sound left in the air was the ringing of the ominous copper bell.

An old priest who had never been seen in Metzl Castle led a group of priests to lead the funeral procession. The priest’s hair was frost-white, and a silver cross hung on his chest. Amidst the low voice of hymns, the procession slowly approached.

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The Duke of Buckingham’s coffin was not covered with the customary cruciform pall——the King had instead put a Rose royal banner over it. No one questioned this. If even the Duke of Buckingham could not bear such an honor, then no one in Legrand would be eligible to receive it.

Unlike the funeral of ordinary nobles whose coffin was carried on a carriage when they were buried, eight coffin bearers with black hoods came out of the manor carrying the coffin of the Duke. General Johan, son of the Duke of Buckingham, was at the head of all the pallbearers, next to him was the scholarly and mournful First Mate Charles, and most of the rest were the Duke’s old staff.

The Duke participated in hundreds of battles for Legrand throughout his life. Most of the royal soldiers he led died with him in the rebellion in the North, but there were countless knights who followed him on the battlefield in his era.

“It was 1412, when I was a minor longbowman, our general led us to fight those bastards in Thorne…..I thought I would die at that time! But it turned out that our general was the first to charge, so everyone followed in his lead…..” Almost everyone who followed the Duke of Buckingham in battle affectionately called the Duke “our general”.

In all the stories told during idle times, there were always knights who were proud that they had fought with the Duke.

The funeral procession was quite long.

Many knights came from all over Legrand, and they all dismounted from their horses, and put on the smocks they had worn when they fought with the Duke under their mourning robes. They honored their general with all their might. The King walked in front of them, followed by the procession of nobles, followed by representatives of the guilds.

When the coffin passed the long street where the crowd was waiting, the weeping could no longer be suppressed and filled the air.

The birds perched on the eaves were disturbed by their cries, fluttered their wings and flew into the gray sky. Snow-like white flowers were continuously thrown from all over to the slowly passing coffin.

Mourning flowers fell like snow, as if the sky and the earth suddenly became white and sorrowful.

The King was wearing a black cloak. He raised his head and looked at the mourning flowers falling like snow and the red eyes of the people. It seemed as if winter had not yet passed, and there was still continuous snowfall, but it also seemed that winter had already disappeared, and there was boiling magma running underground.

At the end of the funeral procession followed the poor who also came to attend the funeral, as they were originally invited to come. But as the coffin passed through the long street, more and more people joined in the funeral procession. Some of them prepared black mourning clothes themselves, and some accepted black mourning clothes from the royal guards.

The long black river flowed slowly towards St. Wyth’s Cathedral.

The Duke’s burial spot was very close to William III.

According to Legrand tradition, the tomb was dug on the spot on the day of the burial. The King dug the first pitch for the Duke, and then handed the shovel to General Johan. After that General Johan passed it to Charles. By the time it was handed over to the last knight, the tomb was big enough and deep enough.

The children in the choir sang hymns in unison. During the hymns, Father Anil held a heavy holy book and read the final eulogy.

The King stood in front of the sobbing crowd, and he watched the soil cover the coffin with the scarlet royal flag little by little with no expression. Suddenly he raised his hand, took off the rose badge on his chest and threw it into the tomb that was being filled.

Some things always come to an end at the cost of taking something else away.

The hymn was swept up into the sky in the cold wind, gathered together with the death knell, and gathered together with more elegiac songs, as if all the sorrowful past events from the legendary era to the present, surged up again, reminding some people, what kind of things they carry on their shoulders.

Legrand, St. Wyth Cathedral, 1433.

A heavy square stone tablet was erected in front of the tomb of the Duke of Buckingham. On the stone tablet were engraved with blooming roses and the phrase “For Glory”. On the day when the tombstone of the Duke of Buckingham was erected, on the other side of the Abyss Strait, the first group of priests in Bressi entered the secular palace.

After the symbols of the old era have fallen, a new era is now brewing.


Rose Palace, funeral banquet.

This funeral banquet, which was supposed to be quiet and mournful, was destined to be filled with a turbulent undercurrent.

All the state representatives and lords who received the invitation gathered in the main hall of the palace. For these state representatives and nobles, they didn’t have much heart to mourn the death of the Duke of Buckingham, after all it was not a bad thing for their state. For the vassal states and the great lords, this meant that there was one less person to inspire fear in them.

Many people wanted nothing more than to applaud in their hearts while they shed crocodile tears on the surface.

The struggle for power would never end with death.

The Duke of Buckingham had always been a sharp sword that deterred the vassal states. After his death, Legrand completely lost an important pillar, and the entire country now fell to the young king. Obviously, for the people of the vassal states, they had doubts about whether the young king could possess the same authority——

Victory in war could be attributed to individual bravery, but politics required more cunning.

After the King won, he directly abolished the independent state status of Balboa State and Newcastle State. This approach, in the eyes of some people, was the willful act of the too young and arrogant.

As for the lords and nobles, instead of the sorrow felt by the common people, they paid more attention to some other underlying messages revealed by this funeral:

The archbishop of St. Wyth did not attend the funeral. Did this mean that the royal family of Legrand and the Holy Court were indeed about to shed all pretenses of niceties again? The funeral did not hold any Eucharist, and the royal family would not make such a small mistake in etiquette, unless it was intentional…..Did this mean that the King was about to retaliate against the church?

At the banquet, the lords wore mourning white flowers on their chests, raised their glasses to each other in the name of “mourning for the Duke” from time to time, and took this opportunity to probe each other’s true attitude.

The King sat in the seat of supreme power.

On the high throne, the King rested his left arm on the armrest, and held a golden wine goblet in his right hand. He let the representatives of the vassal states and the nobles below chat with each other, as if he didn’t see the pretense of sorrow on some people was being replaced by the joy of exchanging benefits. The stained glass on the dome of the main hall refracted the light of the candle, and the light fell from the sky, shrouding the King in a hazy halo.

He poured and drank by himself expressionlessly, an empty seat beside him.

That seat originally belonged to the Duke of Buckingham.

On the other side, Earl Henry, who contributed great efforts in the suppression of the rebellion and made great achievements, sat in a position that did not match his achievements. He sat with several border lords and talked in a low voice, discussing something. From time to time, his eyes swept over the King who raised his goblet and drank by himself.

General Edmund sat in the corner.

He held up his wine goblet as a cover to observe Earl Henry and the King. During the suppression of the rebellion in the Northland, after he led Ingres’ army to assist the King in attacking Balboa, he quickly withdrew, unlike that bigheaded Earl Henry——that idiot actually occupied a piece of land on the border of Balboa, intending to expand his territory.

He was simply dumber than a donkey.

Did he think that the King who abolished the Balboa royal family would be willing to let the land he finally regained be touched by the border lords? Or did he think that after winning some battles, he would have enough capital to act presumptuously in front of the King?

For General Edmund, the death of the Duke of Buckingham was definitely not a good thing for the vassal states and the great lords.

General Edmund already had a feeling when the purge order was carried out, but after he saw the King at the funeral, that premonition became even stronger. The death of the Duke of Buckingham injected something icy into the King’s veins, as if he had now firmly put on an iron mask. Under the mask was a bloodthirsty monster that was slowly licking his fangs, just waiting for the moment to declare war.

——He went straight from a proud young monarch to a monster birthed from blood and fire.

General Edmund would rather face a dangerous but familiar lion than an unknown bloody monster.

Seeing that the King on the throne did not move at all, the nobles at the banquet exchanged glances with each other. Finally, an archbishop who came from another region to attend the funeral stood up. He was from Yoringshire County in Legrand, and he was the second most powerful clergy member in Legrand after Archbishop of St. Wyth.

The Archbishop of Yoringshire stood up holding the wine goblet, first raised his goblet to the King, and apologized for his impolite behavior, then he directly made his own accusations: “Your Majesty, please forgive my presumptuousness, it is just that I really can’t witness such a colossal mistake happen in front of all our eyes yet no one calls it out.”


The King answered casually while holding his wine goblet.

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“Oh Holy Lord, I have seen such a blasphemy towards the dead today.” The archbishop of Yoringshire County cried out, holding a wine goblet in one hand and the cross on his chest in the other. “In today’s funeral, there was actually no one to perform the Eucharist for our beloved lord Duke…..Oh God, how unfair is this to a most noble man like him? Could it be that Your Majesty wants to watch the lord Duke suffer in the red fires of purgatory? Could it be that Your Majesty wants the lord Duke to not receive redemption?”

Whispers filled the banquet hall, and it was obvious that the Archbishop of Yoringshire was not the only one who noticed this.

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After Two Lifetimes I Was Reborn Back Inside A Book CH 095 Apologize

After Yu Fei and the young policeman left, the atmosphere in the He family house became solemn. Old Mr. He glanced over at He Qianjian and Jiang Chen, and said to He Yanfeng and Yang Yun, “Follow me to the study.”

After old Mr. He left, the atmosphere in the living room was not much more relaxed either. He Qianjian was restless as he endured the eyes of everyone present. While discussing countermeasures with the system in his mind, he racked his brains to find a way to save the situation.

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He decided to start with the old Mrs. He who loved him the most: “Grandma, I know I was wrong, please don’t be angry with me, okay?”

Before old Mrs. He could speak, He Yanya took the lead and said, “Jiang Chen is the one you should apologize for in this matter.”

“Your aunt is right, you should apologize to Xiao Chen.” Old Mrs. He pulled out her hand that was held by He Qianjian, and the smile also disappeared from her always smiling face.

He Qianjian turned his head to look at Jiang Chen, struggle and humiliation visible in his eyes, and he could not utter a word for a long time.

Jiang Chen raised his wrist and looked at his watch, got up and said goodbye to the elders: “It’s getting late, I should go back.” As if he didn’t see He Qianjian finally opening his mouth, his tone calm and polite.

He Qianjian froze, looked up at Jiang Chen, and clenched his back teeth secretly.

“Xiao Chen, how about…..”

He Yanjun interrupted old Mrs. He: “I’ll send you back.”

Jiang Chen: “Thank you.”


After arriving home, Jiang Chen immediately turned on the computer, and Changjiang made a routine report:

“Dylan, the database has been automatically improved to 37.128%. The estimated time to reach 99% is twelve months. The last 1% needs to be improved manually, and the estimated time is forty-five months.”

“Task target implantation progress.” Jiang Chen turned on another computer, tapped his fingers on the keyboard quickly, and at the same time as lines of code appeared, Changjiang replied: “The gap has been opened in the task target, and the progress of Trojan horse virus implantation is 1.212%. Completion is expected to take 82 days.”

“The task target tried to superimpose security patches to prevent tracking for the first time today, and tried to find a gap to implant a Trojan horse virus to invade my program when counterattacking for the 15th time, all of which failed.”

“Have you collected the task target code today?”

“It’s still repeated code.” Changjiang said: “The task target has modified its own IP, and the code order has changed, but no new code has been added.”

Jiang Chen paused, remembering He Qianjian’s calm and tense appearance today, pondered for a moment and then said, “Give me the time when you interfered with the task target today.”

A form quickly appeared on the computer next to him. Jiang Chen glanced over it, and soon found that the time when He Qianjian couldn’t concentrate was when Changjiang was fighting the system.

“Dylan.” Changjiang said: “Today’s data analysis shows that the task target is building a new channel. Once the channel is built, I will no longer be able to hide the IP, and it will find us soon.”

Jiang Chen frowned: “How long do you estimate it will take for the task target to complete the channel?”

“Based on the premise of maintaining the current attack frequency and the task target having not updated, the estimated duration is about eight months.” Changjiang said: “Once the conditions change, the time will also change.”

“What is the shortest time?”

“Two months.” Changjiang said: “The program algorithm of the task target is far more complex, and most of the high-level codes are distributed in currently unknown directions, so its attack and protection ability is relatively weak. Once the task target is upgraded for attack and protection, the difficulty of capturing the task target code will be increased by 22%-58%, taking the highest value, it will only take 1 month and 28 days for it to complete the construction of the channel.”

Jiang Chen: “That’s enough time, is there anything else?”

“A message from C on Wingnet, do you want to open it?”

“Open.” Jiang Chen tilted his head slightly and looked at the other computer. The messenger pop-up window had already been opened, showing the conversation sent by C which could no longer fit in a chat window.

[C: Are you busy recently? Let’s chat~]

[C: I passed the political review a few days ago, and I will report to the Internet Security Bureau the day after tomorrow. I am still so excited now!]

[C: My idol God A is in the Security Bureau! ! !]

[C: As soon as I think of seeing God A, I’m so excited that I can’t sleep!]

[C: I haven’t slept for a week so far! I’m so sleepy but so excited! ! ! !]

[C: Brother, please talk to me, I’m so bored if you don’t talk to me! I haven’t found anything fun in the surveillance cameras these days, it’s really boring!]

[C: Nonono, actually there is something interesting, I’ll send it to your email, the title is Ghost Night at the Geological Museum, remember to reply after watching it dear~]

After Jiang Chen finished reading this long test list, he deeply realized that C was indeed really bored. He hooked up the corner of his mouth and returned:

[D: I’ve been very busy recently, so I don’t have time to chat.]

[C: Don’t! Let’s chat! Let’s chat for five minutes!]

[C: Have you watched that video? It’s absolutely terrifying! A stone that big disappeared just like that! People from the Yan City Museum stayed up three nights to check the surveillance, but they couldn’t find out how the stone disappeared. Go have a look, it’s very interesting.]

Jiang Chen raised his hand and was about to refuse when a window popped up from the computer. He smiled helplessly and clicked on the video.

The video was very short, a total of five seconds. The stone went from still being present to disappearing. When Jiang Chen was about to turn off the video, his eyes suddenly paused, and his eyebrows furrowed slightly. He clicked on the video again, watched it five to six times, and then turned off the video thoughtfully.

[D: When was this surveillance?]

[C: Just three days ago.]

Jiang Chen thought for a moment, and said, “Changjiang, call up the analysis data of the task target three days ago.”

“The analysis data on December 23 has been called up.”

Jiang Chen took a piece of scrap paper and pen, and carefully calculated the data on the analysis form. The time passed unknowingly. When the scrap paper was filled up, the phone rang. He glanced at the time and pressed the button, connecting the call: “Why aren’t you asleep?”

“He Qianyu has been pestering me and just went to sleep.” He Qianmin sounded impatient, but in fact there was a smile on his face: “She asked about you all night, and asked me why you didn’t come home with us, and why doesn’t He Qianjian go back to his own family. She’s so annoying, chattering endlessly.”

Jiang Chen smiled slightly: “She’s still young.”

“I’ve a headache from the noise.” He Qianmin paused, and his tone changed slightly: “Brother, have you ever thought that if you don’t disclose your identity for the coming six months, He Qianjian might do something to you behind the scenes.”

Recalling the incident in Changyang Square, Jiang Chen said, “Don’t worry, he can’t do anything to me.”

“Anyway, you have to be careful.” After He Qianmin finished speaking, he was silent for a moment, and then said, “After you went back, Grandpa asked He Qianjian a lot of questions.”

Hearing He Qianmin’s tone, Jiang Chen said, “Did he mention the car accident three years ago?”

“No.” He Qianmin said: “But just who they believe now is not important to me anymore. He Qianjian and I have no evidence, and it is impossible to produce evidence in the future. It’s indeed the best solution now for them to choose to put it aside.”

“Not asking doesn’t mean not doubting.”

Although they only met a few times, Jiang Chen could tell that old Mr. He and Mr. He Yanjun were not the kind of people who would let dangerous factors exist in their midst. Today, if they asked He Qianjian about what happened three years ago, it would mean that they didn’t have any doubts. In contrast, not asking now meant they weren’t giving He Qianjian a chance to defend himself. According to the resolute and decisive personalities of these two, they probably already started their own investigation.

But as He Qianmin said, the car accident three years ago did not leave any evidence. In front of old Mr. He and He Yanjun, as the only witness, compared to He Qianjian, who had been raised by the He family for eighteen years, his words were not convincing enough.

But after adding He Qianmin and the video he sent to He Yanfeng back then, this matter would definitely not be settled like it was three years ago. There was no evidence left from the car accident three years ago, but what He Qianjian had done these years were not without flaws.

When a person’s inherent image was shattered a little bit, his credibility in another person’s heart would be infinitely reduced, and when another person finds that person was full of lies and his character was worrisome, even if there was no evidence, there would still be a conclusion about the car accident in the hearts of the He family.

This was exactly Jiang Chen’s motive in telling the truth about the car accident three years ago in front of everyone in the He family after he knew that Yu Fei had come to him and He Qianjian for investigation.

“It’s useless for them to doubt. There weren’t any surveillance back then, so it is impossible for evidence to have been left. That’s why He Qianjian is so confident.” He Qianmin didn’t want to continue this topic, so he changed the subject: “I suspect He Qianjian knew from the beginning that he is not my parents’ son, only this can explain why he deliberately targeted you before.”

“And as I said before, he did a paternity test at the beginning, which proves that there must be someone else behind him to help. Although I don’t know what the purpose of that person is, since he sneaks around and never shows up, it must be because he is afraid of the He family. When we find that person, everything will be revealed.”

Jiang Chen’s typing hands paused, and he said calmly, “How do you plan to find that person?”

“He would definitely contact the people behind the scenes every once in a while. I am going to install a bug in his room, and then send someone to watch him to see who he makes contact with.”

“He has managed to keep his secrets for so many years. He would only be more cautious in the current situation. How can you be sure that you can catch the people behind him?”

“Because He Qianjian has a bad habit.” He Qianmin laughed: “The more he panics, the more he loses control. The less control he maintains, the more he likes to ask for help. Now that things have reached this point, I don’t believe he won’t ask for help from the people behind him.”

Not hearing Jiang Chen’s response, He Qianmin paused, and said cautiously: “Brother, I know you don’t want me to get in a conflict with He Qianjian, but now…..”

“If you want to investigate, just investigate.” Jiang Chen came back to himself and said, “I believe you have a sense of magnitude.”

He didn’t allow He Qianmin to get in a direct conflict with He Qianjian before because of He Qianjian’s insidious methods and the abilities of the system. He Qianmin would only suffer if he rushed at him headlong.

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However, now He Qianjian could barely even take care of himself, and he was especially afraid of losing the protective umbrella of the He family. Even if he knew that He Qianmin was investigating him, he would never dare to attack him. And now old Mr. He and He Yanjun should have sent people to investigate He Qianjian, and with Yu Fei watching him as well, no matter how much He Qianmin tossed about, nothing would happen.

And no matter what, he was also there to step in.

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Source of Calamity CH 083 Getting Older? Part 1

The boss of Honghe was surnamed Lu. Lu He was not very daring but was very shrewd. He used to run an Internet cafe. At that time, the Internet cafe industry was just emerging and he made his first capital by doing this. His luck was not bad and he opened several Internet cafes and earned a lot of money. With this money, he started a small company.

The company also had its own research and development projects, but his money was not enough, so he concentrated on making “copies”. He first made web games, which were generally played by few people, but as long as one could attract a few rich players, not only could one earn back the initial investment, but also earn a lot of profit.

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So after running the game for a few months, he would then abandon it after earning enough money, never updating it again.

Later, he found that making web games did not make as much money as apps, so he copied other people’s apps, or bought apps developed by other companies, and then resold them.

This was an emerging industry, with cheap ones and expensive ones, and it all depended on how he could fool people.

But no matter what, Honghe belonged to the lower level among enterprise companies.

Lu He bought nearly ten completed apps from Chen Zian, and spent more than one million yuan. But before he got the chance to resell it, he received a call from Shen Zhen, which threw him in a panic.

“CEO Shen.” Lu He came to the door of Shen Zhen’s company by himself, dressed in a suit. Because his beer belly was too big, he couldn’t even button it, and had to leave the suit jacket open. He stretched out his hand to shake hands with Shen Zhen.

Shen Zhen: “There’s no need to shake hands, CEO Lu, come in.”

Lu He’s smile froze on his face, and he followed Shen Zhen into the company in embarrassment.

Probably because no one expected that Lu He would really come.

The employees who were working could not help looking up at him, their eyes full of contempt and hatred. If not for the fact that they knew they couldn’t do anything, they would have rushed over to beat him up.

Sweat dripped from Lu He’s forehead.

He didn’t expect that he would end up stubbing his toe after all this time.

“Let’s talk here.” Shen Zhen didn’t take him to his office or the conference room, but had him sit on the sofa in the office area with him.

Lu He smiled with difficulty and said, “CEO Shen, it’s not good to talk here, is it?”

Shen Zhen also smiled: “What’s not good about this, in fact it can let my employees know how our source code was leaked.”

Lu He swallowed, and told himself in his heart that doing business was to be flexible.

Endure the temporary calm and take a step back to open up the sea and the sky. (TN: phrase for enduring something in exchange for brighter prospects)

Losing face was better than being accused of tax evasion and then going to jail.

Shen Zhen also asked his assistant to pour a glass of water for Lu He, and said to the employees: “You all can take a break for a few minutes to listen to what CEO Lu has to say.”

“By the way, where is Chen Zian?”

An employee said: “Brother Chen went out to discuss business today.”

Shen Zhen’s lips curled into a smile: “Really, he is quite diligent.”

Employee: “Yes, Brother Chen has always been like this. He rarely takes a break, and he works really hard.”

Shen Zhen waved his hand: “I see.”

“CEO Lu, you can start talking now.” Shen Zhen said to Lu He.

Lu He wiped at his sweat and said with a smile, “Where do I start?”

Shen Zhen: “What do you think?”

Lu He quickly said, “I know, I know.”

“It’s like this…..Originally, our company received a lot of orders, and this year there are nearly a hundred projects.”

“Some of these projects are expensive and some are cheap.”

“Towards the cheaper ones, we just apply our previous coding and repackage it.”

“As for the expensive ones…..we basically bought them from outside.”

Shen Zhen nodded, and said with a gentle smile, “Then why did you choose my company?”

Lu He slapped his thigh: “I didn’t know this was your company, if I knew, I definitely wouldn’t…..”

Looking at Shen Zhen’s eyes, Lu He immediately changed his tone: “I would definitely not do this kind of thing anymore! If you want to make money, you must rely on your own hard power, and one can’t always think about stealing other people’s things.”

Shen Zhen said to the employees: “If you have any questions, just ask directly.”

The employees looked at each other, and someone asked, “Then who did you steal it from? Is there someone in the company you bribed?”

Lu He swallowed, thinking to himself: I’m sorry buddy, in this situation I can only betray you.

“I bought it from Chen Zian.”


“Exactly! This APP was also the painstaking effort of Brother Chen, why would he sell it to you!”

“You are speaking slander!”

Lu He hurriedly said: “He told me that it was impossible for him to work here for others forever, and he also said…..the boss is just a rich second generation, and he doesn’t know how hard it is to run a company. He has been working for so long, but he didn’t even get any shares of the company, and rather than working for such a boss, it’s better to go out and set up his own company by himself.”

“Also…..” Lu He was a little afraid to say.

The employees stood together: “What else?”

Lu He said in a small voice: “He also said that the employees of the company were all mentored by him. They are all idiots. Without him, nothing can be done well. Without him, this company would be finished. At that time, he would be able to hire them over to his company with low wages, and the employees would even thank him for giving them the opportunity to work.”

“You’re lying!”

“You spew sh*t out of your mouth!”

Lu He was also upset now: “Why would I tell this lie? Will I gain a few pounds or grow a few more hairs? I still have the recording of the phone call he made with me, do you want to listen to it?”

“Of course we want to listen!”

Lu He took out his mobile phone, turned on the recording, and turned the volume to the maximum. The employees all fell silent and listened carefully.

“CEO Lu, I’m Chen Zian.”

“I’ve sorted out the source codes of the several apps you mentioned before, and I’ll send them to your email address directly, or we can make an appointment to meet and I’ll give you the USB drive?”

“No trouble, no trouble, I’ll come out and give it to you directly.”

Lu He’s voice sounded: “What are you still there? If you are discovered, you will be in trouble.”

Chen Zian seemed to be smiling: “It’s fine, no one in our company will suspect me. When the time comes, I will leave and set up my own business. After the company over here closes down, I will hire them back again, saving the need to go through a recruiting process.”

After the recording was played, no one said a word, the whole company was silent, and a needle might even be heard clearly if it fell on the ground.

It took the employees a long time to find their voices: “Brother Chen…..why would he do this? Just to go out and start his own business?”

“We have worked so hard for so many days, and he sold our hard work so easily?”

Lu He quickly said: “It’s actually quite simple. He got more than one million yuan for those several apps.”

Everyone: “…..”

Lu He looked at Shen Zhen with a smile again: “CEO Shen, I’ve explained everything, can I go?”

Shen Zhen nodded: “You can go, CEO Lu, remember to be more careful in the future.”

Lu He: “Definitely, definitely.”

In the future, he must check clearly, and he would definitely never mess with such a living king of hell again.

Too much trouble!

After Lu He left, Shen Zhen made a call: “Give the evidence of his tax evasion to his opponent, remember to leave a bill.”

He spent a lot of money to buy these materials, so he couldn’t spend his money in vain, right?

Li Xiaolin laughed beside him. There was always someone who thought they could take advantage of Shen Zhen.

But in the end there were no good results.

After Lu He left, the employees of the company all looked mournful.

“Brother Chen… could he do such a thing?”

“I trusted Brother Chen so much, I…..”

“I don’t care, he must give us an explanation!”

Shen Zhen smiled and said: “Now there is physical evidence as well as witnesses. The next thing is to meet in court. He should still be going out to start his own company in the future. If anyone wants to follow him, I will not stop you.”

“Who would follow him!”

“Hehe, you may know people, but you may not know their true face, whoever follows him has sh*t for brains!”

The employees were all very infuriated. If Chen Zian was in front of them now, maybe they would even directly tear Chen Zian to pieces.

In the afternoon, Chen Zian finally came to an agreement with someone. He had been negotiating over venues recently. He wanted to start a company, so of course he needed to rent an office building.

With just his savings and the money Lu He gave him, it was only natural to scrimp a bit to start his company.

He rented an office building on the edge of the city, and the price was neither high nor low. After talking with the landlord for several days, he finally got it at a reasonable price. He signed a one-year contract in the afternoon and handed over the money.

Chen Zian’s plan was to deliberately infuriate Shen Zhen during their talk in the afternoon, and wait for Shen Zhen to fire him, so that he could get an extra three months’ salary.

Maybe he could even take his original subordinates with him by the way.

Back at the company, Chen Zian walked through the door, and said to the employees as usual: “You have been busy for so long, why not take a break, I just asked the milk tea shop to send some milk tea up, no need to share the bill, it’s my treat.”

“Combine work and rest, don’t exchaust yourselves.”

The employees looked up at him with complicated eyes.

Brother Chen was usually so kind to them, why was he such a person?

Chen Zian was in a good mood, and he didn’t notice the expressions of the employees. He asked, “Is CEO Shen in the company?”

An employee said sarcastically, “In his office.”

Chen Zian looked at the person who spoke: “Xiao Mei, are you in a bad mood? Your tone is so aggressive today?”

Xiao Mei: “Hehe, I’ve always been aggressive.”

Chen Zian was taken aback: “What happened? Talk to me when you get off work? Let me see if I can help you.”

Xiao Mei rolled her eyes: “No need, I shouldn’t bother you. I can solve my own problems by myself. I’m not an ungrateful wolf.”

Chen Zian didn’t understand, so he asked, “What do you mean? Did you eat explosives?”

Xiao Mei slapped the table: “I didn’t eat any explosives, my stomach hurts, I’m going to the restroom!”

After Xiao Mei left, Chen Zian said to the employees: “Is she in a bad mood today? Forget it, I can understand her bad mood. When she comes back, you all show some care about her. I’ll go to CEO Shen first. There’s something I want to discuss with him.”

“I will definitely find a way to protect your interests. Even if my salary is deducted completely, I won’t let any of you suffer.”

None of the staff seemed interested.

They didn’t look at Chen Zian either, all immersed in their own work.

Chen Zian straightened his collar and walked into the CEO’s  office.

Shen Zhen was sitting on the boss chair, holding a mobile phone in his hand——the one left by Lu He.

“CEO Shen.” Chen Zian had already sat on the sofa in the office, and he said with a smile, “You have been in the company for the past few days, and we are not used to it. When you were away, the company was not like this. The employees were all energetic and efficient.”

Shen Zhen also smiled: “You mean, when I’m here, they have no energy and no work efficiency?”

Chen Zian said: “That’s not what I mean, you think too much, I’m just stating the facts.”

Shen Zhen: “The truth is, I don’t think this company welcomes you very much.”

Chen Zian showed a surprised expression, and he stood up emotionally: “CEO Shen, do you mean to fire me?”

Before Shen Zhen could speak, he shouted loudly: “I have been in the company for so many years, and worked through a lot of projects, I have created so much benefit for the company. If you want to fire me, you must give me a reason, right?”

Shen Zhen sat there, quietly watching him perform.

He wanted to see just what kind of act he could put on.

Chen Zian demanded with an insulted expression: “Give me a reason.”

“Even if I must leave, it must be with conviction.”

Shen Zhen: “Don’t pretend, you sold the source codes of those apps, didn’t you?”

Chen Zian sneered: “In order to drive me away, you even want to frame me for this? Do you think anyone will believe what you said?”

Shen Zhen nodded, with a smile on the corner of his mouth: “As a matter of fact, I do.”

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Chen Zian: “Then go and tell the employees now that you fired me because I embezzled the company, see if they believe you or not!”

Shen Zhen nodded: “Okay.”

Seeing that Shen Zhen really stood up, Chen Zian sneered in his heart. Sure enough, the rich second generation was the rich second generation. They don’t have brains, and they do whatever they want without thinking. Shen Zhen would on be in for embarrassment later.

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After Becoming The Tyrant CH 100 The Death Knell Is Ringing

The King looked at the old priest before him.

Abbot Anil was dressed in a plain black robe, with nothing that stood out other than the cross hanging around his neck and his deep eyes. Compared with what was written in the records, he was already much older. When he left the Holy See more than 20 years ago, Father Anil was still a theological genius of the Holy Court, the star of hope, and it could be said that he was in right in his prime. But the relentless wind and desolate conditions of the Northland had dyed his hair white.

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He and Archbishop St. Wyth were two completely opposite images.

One must know, red wine and delicious food filled the stomach of the Archbishop of St. Wyth, causing it to be extremely round. In terms of body size alone, the stout body of the Archbishop of St. Wyth was comparable to that of two Priest Anil.

Abbot Anil was also looking at the King, trying to find out any clues to whether he was about to bring a bloodbath to all the churches in the country in a fit of violent rage, as the rumors said. The King was seated in a high-backed chair, and because of the death of the Duke of Buckingham, he was dressed in deep black mourning attire, which, as far as his position was concerned, could not have been more descriptive of his respect and affection for his uncle. Other than this, his expression was extremely calm and difficult to guess.

Abbot Anil sighed in his heart.

Even if he was not the king, it was also a sin to deprive such a young child of an elder whom such a young child loved so dearly by despicable means.

“Please have a seat.” The King said, “Mr. Anil.”

A seat had already been prepared for Abbot Anil in the room. Abbot Anil bowed and expressed that he was not deserving. The King smiled and said slowly: “Please don’t be restrained. After all, it is not as if the priest who will preside over my uncle’s funeral could not even deserve a seat.”

Abbot Anil looked at the King in surprise, this was indeed beyond his expectation: “Your Majesty…..”

The King interrupted Abbot Anil’s words, tapping the armrest of his chair unhurriedly: “You once participated in the Whitsunday Council in 1411, do you still remember the eleven arguments you put forward at that time? I’m curious about your essay “On the Existence or Absence of Purgatory”, would you mind expounding on it for me?”

Abbot Anil now vaguely understood some of the motives why the King invited him here.

“After death, the soul should be in a state of sleep. This state lasts until the coming of the Last Judgment, during which the soul need not undergo any cleansing by the fire of purgatory. The worlds of the living and the dead are completely separated, and no connection can happen between the two.” Abbot Anil answered slowly, “Thus, the prayers, Eucharist, and purchase of indulgences made by the living for the dead cannot save the soul of the dead. Forgiveness and judgment all belong to the Holy Lord. The key to the door is never in the hands of any priest.”

The Eucharist referred to an important ceremony presided over by priests in funerals, and was considered to be the most effective way to redeem souls among all intercession ceremonies.

The Holy Court claimed that reciting prayers could correspondingly shorten the time the dead suffer in purgatory. Because of this, donations to the Holy Court in the upper class often have their motives. When the last King of Bressi, Ferri II, made a donation to the capital cathedral, he clearly stated that “the donation is first used to pay the priest’s salary so that he may pray for Ferri II every day.”

“In your point of view, the Pope has nothing to do with the salvation of mortals. Believers should return to faith and holy scriptures. Even the Pope can’t do anything about salvation. Is that so, right?” The King asked gently.

But the opposite included an underlying meaning in his words.

He requested Abbot Anil to confirm that the Pope did not have authority over souls, and asked Abbot Anil to veto all the power of the Holy See in regards to salvation.

Back then, Abbot Anil was almost burned on the stake because of his protest at the conference, and he was still excommunicated even now. Currently on the other side of the Abyss Strait, the persecution of heresy led by the Holy Court had taken root everywhere. So long as he made affirmative remarks, it would be the same as stepping out and standing at the heart of the struggle.

The Holy Court, which intended to build the Kingdom of God, would not tolerate any voices of opposition.

The King’s icy blue eyes stared sharply at Abbot Anil.

“Yes.” Abbot Anil raised his hand and held the cross around his neck. He nodded, “The piety of faith is higher than the orders of the Holy See.”

The King smiled and handed an investigation document to the abbot: “Mr. Anil, please take a look.”

Abbot Anil took the document and started to read it. As he read page by page, Abbot Anil’s face gradually became more and more serious.

It was a statistic of the distribution of indulgences by the diocese of Legrand.

Before going to the north to fight, the King ordered his financial chancellor to start investigating this. The officials who compiled the doomsday judgment documents of dozens of county lords once again resumed their old profession. This time they counted the issuance of indulgences in various counties in Legrand.

As early as 1312, the Holy Court began to issue indulgences in the name of “amnesty” in order to obtain more financial revenue. Originally, the amnesty year should be once every 100 years, but it didn’t take long for this time limit to be repeatedly shortened again and again. And eventually during the reign of the previous Pope, he completely abolished this boundary.

To establish the Kingdom of God on earth, apart from prestige and troops, there was also a need for a steady stream of money. In order to establish the Kingdom of God, the Holy Court began to sell huge amounts of indulgences in the name of the “Kingdom of God” before the Bressi Incident began. The scope of its release was not limited to the other side of the Abyss Strait, all parishes had the right to sell indulgences——so long as they paid a sum of money to the Holy Court.

When the King and the Duke of Buckingham led their troops to the north, many parishes in Legrand were sending the money they got from selling indulgences to the other side of the Abyss Strait.

The rebellion in the North was not over yet at that time, so the King held back and did not take any action. He just sent his people to start collecting data.

“The money obtained in the name of redemption was funding the rebellion in the North.” The King said flatly, “Mr. Anil, why does atonement fuel the flames of war and crime instead?”

“This is not atonement.” Abbot Anil looked down at the unimaginable numbers, and scenes of corpses everywhere, burnt houses, people’s wailing appeared in front of his eyes. He closed his eyes in pain, “This…..this is sin.”

“I hope to print and distribute your essay “On the Existence or Absence of Purgatory”.” The King paused, “Also, I hope that you will preside over my uncle’s funeral. There is no need for a Eucharist during the funeral.”

No Eucharist needed, and no pardon for the Duke of Buckingham needed.

There was no need for redemption from anyone.

“The Holy Lord above.”

Abbot Anil stood up, and he saluted the King.

“Thank you for your kindness.”

Before Abbot Anil was led out of the study by the Master of the Households, he stopped and looked back at the King: “Are you not worried that if purgatory really exists, the sir Duke who has not been redeemed would go to hell?”

Abbot Anil could understand people’s support for the Holy Court’s theory of purgatory…..Who would want their loved ones to suffer in purgatory? When he refuted the theory of purgatory, he also received a lot of ridicule and cold eyes from the common people. Now the King had canceled the Eucharist at the Duke of Buckingham’s funeral. Nothing could bring more infamy to the King than this.

He could almost think of all kinds of accusations the people would make against the King.

All reformers have always suffered infamy.

The King looked down at the documents in his hand without saying a word, and the Master of the Households closed the door.

The sunlight fell on the document held in the King’s hand, which was a just-drafted call for a state conference. A new meeting would be held after the Duke’s funeral.

The King took a pen and signed his name on the writ.

“I actually wish he could go to hell.”

In the room where the King was alone, he suddenly whispered to himself. The King turned his head to look out the window, blinking away the momentary wetness.


All the shops in Metzl were closed today.

There was no singing, nor laughing.

Some people stood on the streets of the city, distributing black ribbons to passers-by. The clown who stood on the street throwing oranges in the past changed the painted smile on his face, replacing it with heavy black tears under his eyes. Madams and ladies had tears in their eyes, the people gathering in a long street, waiting for a procession to arrive.

A gray-haired old man leaned on a cane and stood among the crowd on the side of the street, supported by his grandson.

The old man had come from another region, having traveled for nearly a week to arrive.

“The Duke of Buckingham…..the Duke was a very good man.”

The old man held his grandson’s hand and repeated these words over and over again.

All Legrandians know the story of the Duke of Buckingham.

Unlike William III, the Duke of Buckingham was knighted on the battlefield when he was only sixteen years old. On the day he was conferred the title of knight, he swore that he would defend the empire with the sword and shield in his life. He would defeat the enemy with the sword and protect the people with the shield.

An oath.

An oath he spent his life fulfilling.

After their father died of illness, he followed his brother William III to conquer the thirty-six states, and led his troops to defeat Bressi’s expedition three times. After the sudden death of William III, he became the pillar of the whole kingdom. Over a long period of time, people got used to the figure always standing sentinel on the territory of Legrand, and got used to that straight spine that remained unchanging and firm from youth to old age.

“Besides him, who else can be called the lion of the empire? Who else can be so loyal, so brave, and so selfless in guarding this country?”

When news of the Duke of Buckingham’s death came back, a court poet called it “an unbearable grief of the empire.”

A shield had shattered suddenly, and a long sword had snapped as well.

Legrand lost her most beloved knight.

The death knell finally sounded.

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The moment the bell rang, the funeral procession appeared before the people’s eyes.

In the crowd, the old man who had been repeatedly rambling to his grandson suddenly let go of his hands and slipped down to the ground.

——It seemed that only then did he finally understand that the Duke of Buckingham had truly left when he saw the coffin approaching from afar.

AN: Those who guard the country will be loved by the country.

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After Two Lifetimes I Was Reborn Back Inside A Book CH 094 Who Is Telling The Truth?

He Qianjian’s gaze changed suddenly. He sat forward and was about to speak, the excuse already on the tip of his tongue when he caught a glimpse of He Yanfeng’s expression from the corner of his eye. And as if a basin of cold water was poured on his head, he regained his senses, and sat stiffly, lips pressing tightly close.

Yu Fei took in the expressions of the He family members, and at the same time he was relieved, he also had some doubts. He suppressed the suspicion in his eyes, and said calmly: “Then, can you tell me about the conflict between you two?”

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Jiang Chen raised his eyes, his gaze sweeping mildly over He Qianjian’s stiff expression and clenched jaw.

“It’s a long story.” He curved his lip upwards lightly, but then quickly lowered it, and said softly: “Does Officer Yu want me to start from the beginning or give a brief summary.”

“From the beginning, the more detailed the better.” Yu Fei glanced at the He family and asked, “Do you need to find a separate room?”

“No need, the He family should also know about this.” Jiang Chen pondered for a moment, then slowly said: “In June 2000, I witnessed a car accident on Beiguang Middle Road. A truck collided with a small car, there were no other pedestrians on the street, so I pulled out the driver of the car and the two boys inside by myself.”

After hearing Jiang Chen’s first words, the He family members’ attention sharpened. When he mentioned the time and place, the expressions of the He family members changed suddenly, so He Qianjian’s sudden shift in expression didn’t seem so out of place.

Jiang Chen didn’t seem to notice the sudden change in the He family’s expression. He patted He Qianmin’s knee lightly and continued, “The last boy I pulled out was the youngest and the most seriously injured. I originally wanted to wait until the ambulance arrived, but at that time there was an urgent matter regarding my family and I was in a hurry, so I entrusted him to the passers-by who appeared later, and left first.”

Yu Fei glanced at He Qianjian thoughtfully, withdrew his gaze and nodded, signaling Jiang Chen to continue.

Jiang Chen: “About a week after the car accident, my friend found out that someone was following me and before the day of the high school entrance exam, someone hit me with a bicycle.”

Yu Fei said, “How can you be sure that person was following you?”

“He admitted it himself.” Jiang Chen replied lightly, “From the day of the car accident, he has been secretly following me for nearly three years.”

“Three and a half years?” The young policeman asked: “You can report this kind of situation, and why didn’t you mention it when we asked you about any abnormal signs around you?”

“Because I’m sure he has nothing to do with this incident.” Jiang Chen said: “And I only found out about him following me this semester, I didn’t know about it before.”

“Why did he hit you? Was it related to the car accident you witnessed?” Yu Fei grasped the key point instantly.

Jiang Chen’s eyes fell on He Qianjian, whose forehead was already dripping with cold sweat. He paused for two seconds, then withdrew his gaze and said, “Because I was going to the hospital to see the injured little boy before I was hit by him.”

Yu Fei hit the nail on the head: “You mean that the person who was following you injured you in order to prevent you from going to the hospital.”

The young policeman couldn’t hold back his words, and quickly asked, “Why? Is there something strange about that car accident?”

Jiang Chen glanced at the expressions of everyone in the He family, and finally landed on He Qianjian: “It’s not just strange, it’s even supernatural.” He didn’t keep them waiting long, and continued: “Before the car accident happened, I had already noticed that arriving car, the car was driving south, and the older boy was sitting behind the driver, but after the accident, he appeared in the seat behind the co-passenger, and the boy in the seat behind the driver became the little boy I rescued last.”

Yang Yun’s expression changed drastically, and she looked at He Qianjian suddenly. He Yanfeng held her hand tightly, shook his head slightly at her, and stopped what she wanted to say.

In fact, the shock in his heart was no less than that of his wife. Although he had received the surveillance video from Jiang Chen before, even though he had doubts about the car accident that year, before Jiang Chen told the situation in person as a witness, he still held the hope that all this might be just a misunderstanding. However, Jiang Chen’s words were like a blow to the head, completely waking him up.

Not only did He Yanfeng feel a blow to the head, but He Qianjian also felt dizzy as if he had been bludgeoned in the head as well. He never expected that Jiang Chen would tell this matter in front of the He family and the police at this time. He lowered his head and did not dare to raise his eyes, for fear of seeing the cold and hateful eyes of the He family.

At this moment, the only thing he could do was call the system over and over again in his mind.

Probably sensing his urgency, the system finally responded this time.

[What is it?]

The cold electronic voice mixed with a staticy current was like heavenly music to his ears, and He Qianjian’s tense nerves relaxed a little. He was afraid that the system would ignore him again, so he didn’t talk nonsense and didn’t dare to complain at all, just quickly relayed the whole situation.

The system didn’t speak for a while after hearing this, and He Qianjian anxiously called in his mind: [System? System! Are you still here?]

At this moment, Yu Fei who digested the information continued to ask: “Are you sure that you saw correctly?”

“Yes.” Jiang Chen said: “The car accident happened in an instant, and the boys in the back seat were both wearing seat belts. It is impossible to have the time to quickly switch positions and then fasten their seat belts again. When I rescued them, their seat belts were still fastened, I remember this clearly.”

“How is that possible?” The young policeman didn’t believe it: “You must have been mistaken.”

“He isn’t mistaken.” He Qianmin lowered his eyes and said calmly, “I was the little boy who was in the car accident at that time.”

The young policeman was stunned for a moment, and looked at Yu Fei in a daze.

Yu Fei had already seen something from the expressions of the He family members, so he was not surprised to hear He Qianmin’s words at this time, and in a flash of insight he latched onto the key point: “The older boy was He Qianjian?”

Jiang Chen turned his head slightly and looked at He Qianjian.

Yu Fei and the young policeman followed his gaze. He Qianjian had his head lowered and no one could see his expression clearly, as if he didn’t know that everyone was looking at him.

Just when the young policeman thought that He Qianjian was guilty, he slowly raised his head, looked straight at Jiang Chen and said, “You were indeed the one who rescued me and Qian Min back then, I am very grateful to you, but I don’t know whether you remember wrong or there are other reasons for saying this? I am just an ordinary person. I can neither predict the car accident nor change places with others in an instant. If I really have this ability, won’t I be Superman?” He laughed self-deprecatingly, looked at Yu Fei and said, “If you doubt me, I can accept an interrogation, and I am willing to cooperate even if I am sent to the laboratory for tests. Right now I don’t have any evidence that I didn’t do it so I can only prove to everyone that I really am a normal person.”

Yu Fei said: “We’re just here to inquire and investigate, we aren’t here to arrest people for tests. Can we continue?” The last part was directed at Jiang Chen.

Jiang Chen nodded, ignoring the complicated looks of the people in the living room, and briefly talked about Sun Zhi threatening Zhang Zhipeng in the second semester of his second year, Sun Zhi leading his cronies to block him outside the alley, and the conflict that happened at the skating rink during the summer vacation. “Sun Zhi was afraid of being expelled by the school, so he went to me directly, and used what He Qianjian told him to do as a bargaining chip, asking me to intercede for him in front of the school leaders.”

“All those things were ordered by He Qianjian?”

He Qianmin turned his head to look at He Qianjian, hooked up one corner of his mouth and said, “I was also there when Sun Zhi said this, and all the text messages he sent and received on his mobile phone are there. We backed them up just in case, I know you are very cautious, you have been using another mobile phone to contact Sun Zhi, but we still found your IP, do we need to show it to you?”

Facing He Qianmin’s mocking look, He Qianjian tried his best to hide his ugly expression.

He dared to imply that the truth of the car accident was slander by Jiang Chen and He Qianmin, because the system told him that even if Jiang Chen and the others insisted on it being the truth they could not find any evidence. And this was indeed the case, but he couldn’t guarantee that Sun Zhi did not leave any evidence behind or whether Jiang Chen had actually traced his IP.

Although the system was in his head, it did not obey his orders unconditionally, and because of the restrictions of the system rules, the system would only take action when he used the exchange and optimal selection functions. For a period of time, He Qianjian and Sun Zhi had to make contact almost every day, and it was impossible to order the system to hide his IP every time, so he had to find a way to buy a phone card that claimed to hide information from the black market and then contact Sun Zhi.

Seeing that He Qianjian remained silent, He Qianmin snorted coldly: “You aren’t going to say that this is evidence that my brother and I forged to frame you, right?”

He Qianjian asked in panick: [What should I do?]

System: [Admit to it.]

[Admit to it?!] He Qianjian screamed in his mind: [If I admit to it then I can’t stay in the He family any longer!]

[I already said earlier not to do these useless things.] The system said coldly: [With me here, you can become an elite anywhere, why must you stay in the He family.]

[I must stay in the He family!] He Qianjian gritted his teeth and said: [I exchanged these things with Jiang Chen, and they are mine after the exchange. Why should he take them back.]

[Then admit to it.] Seemingly knowing that He Qianjian would refute, the system quickly continued: [You just need to admit what happened after the entrance exam.]

He Qianjian pondered for a long time, and suddenly realized: [Sun Zhi lost his mobile phone in his first year of high school, and his current mobile phone was bought later, and there is no evidence that I asked him to follow Jiang Chen.]

He Qianjian looked at Jiang Chen with a shamed look on his face: “I admit that I didn’t do well in the practice college entrance exam before, so I asked Sun Zhi to make trouble for you on the spur of the moment, and later on at the skating rink because I was worried about the final exam results, so I started a fight with you, I was too narrow-minded, I’m sorry.”

“But I don’t admit that Sun Zhi followed you, including him hitting you with a bicycle, was on my order. You were also my savior at that time. It’s not possible that I would stop you from coming to the hospital to see Qian Min and me.” He Qianjian said with an honest expression: “I admit to everything I have done, and I know I was wrong, but I cannot admit to what I have not done.”

Jiang Chen raised his eyes in surprise, and He Qianmin gave him an expression that said “I had expected this”. It was at this moment that Jiang Chen knew why the He family hadn’t seen the slightest flaw in He Qianjian’s lies for so many years, because he was too well versed in mixing lies with truth. He Qianmin was right, He Qianjian’s acting skills in the study before were really not as good as they were now.

Yu Fei suddenly asked: “The day before Jiang Chen’s accident, what were you doing with flowers at Li De Building?”

“I went to find——” The system’s voice suddenly sounded in his mind, He Qianjian’s voice paused, and then he continued naturally: “A friend of mine, but I didn’t bring any flowers that day, and that girl is also a friend of my fiancée. It’s not possible that I would bring flowers to a friend of my fiancée.”

Yu Fei said: “But someone saw you bring a bouquet of flowers into the elevator that day, and when you got off, it disappeared.”

He Qianjian said: “That person must have been mistaken. It isn’t possible that I would bring flowers to my fiancée’s friend.”

Yu Fei stared closely at He Qianjian’s expression, then looked away. He nodded to old Mr. He and said, “Then that’s all for our inquiry today, excuse us.”

“Didn’t you want to ask Qian Jian questions?” Old Mr. He said asked mildly.

“We already know what we need to know.” Yu Fei stood up: “I’ve bothered Mr. He today, and I will visit and apologize for the offense in a few days.”

“No need.” Old Mr. He waved his hand and said, “As if I don’t know what kind of kid you are, just go.”

Yu Fei smiled, and with the surprised look on the young policeman’s face, he said goodbye to the He family and left the old house.

On the car back to the police station, the young policeman couldn’t hold back his curiosity, and asked, “Boss, was this trip wasted? Why do I feel like we didn’t find anything?”

While driving, Yu Fei asked calmly in response, “Which of them do you think was telling the truth?”

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“I think what they said all seem to be true, but the car accident part is indeed rather supernatural. I don’t really believe that anyone can switch their positions with others in an instant, but the surveillance video that Xiao Liu mentioned is also quite supernatural, and all of these supernatural things showed up on the same person. Even if it’s a coincidence…..” The young policeman leaned over and said, “What about you? Boss, who do you think was telling the truth?”

“There are clues hidden behind everything that appears unreasonable, and uncovering those clues will bring the truth.” Yu Fei curled his lips and said, “Send someone to watch He Qianjian. I want to see if he really does possess abilities beyond that of ordinary people.”

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