Chapter 18: Birthday present (1)
A day quickly went by, when Gu Qing Shan returned to Reality, exactly 1 hour has passed.
His phone on top of the bed was vibrating, when he picked up it, he saw 7 missed calls, all from Su Xue Er.
When Gu Qing Shan called her back, the call immediately connected.
Su Xue Er’s delicate youthful face appeared on the screen.
“Qing Shan ge, I have some good news to share with you”
Su Xue Er excitedly spoke.
“Ah? What kind of good news?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
Su Xue Er breaths in deeply and spoke every word clearly: “I got picked early by Capital University, I don’t need to take the entrance examinations anymore, I can immediately go and be accepted!”
Gu Qing Shan was affected by her bright smile, also excitedly replied: “Capital University is the best University in the Confederate, congratulations”
Suddenly, Su Xue Er showed a slight pout: “Sadly, my family already arranged everything, they told me to leave for the capital right away, so tonight I can’t visit your stall for grilled meat as promised”
Gu Qing Shan lightly laughed: “That’s nothing to worry about, when you come back I’ll gladly make some for you any time”
After thinking for a bit, he continued: “When you’re officially 18 and can legally drink alcohol, I’ll personally mix a cocktail for you —-you should consider yourself lucky, a normal person wouldn’t be able to taste my drink even if they want to”
To Gu Qing Shan, what he’s saying is obvious, due to the influence of an acquaintance from his past life, whenever he has time with nothing to do, he would make some food, mix a few cocktails, treat himself to a nice evening of relaxation.
The amount of effort he spent on researching cocktail and liquor far exceeds first-rate standard, during his later years he even started to use the other world’s materials to brew his own liquors that have health benefits.
Many strong people wanted to be his friend or companion, not because of his status as war supreme commander, but purely for the addictively delicious drinks that he crafted.
But when Su Xue Er heard the word “alcohol”, her face suddenly reddened and spoke with a low voice: “Qing Shan ge, do your best on the examinations, I’ll be waiting for you at the capital”
Towards the end, her voice almost became too small to hear.
But to Gu Qing Shan, a qi training stage 5 cultivator, he’s capable of picking up even the smallest vibration in the air, not to mention such a soft and clear voice.
Gu Qing Shan being a returner who lived two lives, how could he not notice the slight romantic feelings behind those words.
He was surprised, as well as a bit unexpected —-we were just talking about eating and drinking, why did the conversation suddenly shift to that direction?
Of course, facing the romantic feelings from Su Xue Er, his heart couldn’t help but beat a bit faster.
Just as Gu Qing Shan wanted to ask about it, he saw Su Xue Er avoiding his gaze, doesn’t even dare to look at him and just used her hands to turn the phone off.
So embarrassing, I can’t believe I just said that!! Su Xue Er felt her mind going a bit erratic.
Before when Gu Qing Shan wanted to confess to her in front of the whole school, it actually made her very sad and hurt, because she simply couldn’t accept his feelings.
If she was to accept Gu Qing Shan’s confession in front of everyone, not only will the adults in her family not accept it, but even the useless aristocrat of other clans will also secretly be out for Gu Qing Shan.
That isn’t something Su Xue Er wanted to see.
Who knows all that was just a misunderstanding, and it was someone else acting behind the scenes.
At the prom night, Gu Qing Shan stay level-headed and dealt with everything well, bringing the case to an almost perfect close.
Su Xue Er was able to relax herself, thus seeing Gu Qing Shan in an even better light.
Which resulted in her actively contacting him today.
On the other side, Gu Qing Shan just stared at the air absentmindedly for a while, only until his phone vibrate from getting a notification did he finally pull himself together.
A message from Su Xue Er.
“Qing Shan ge, do you remember your previous birthday gift?”
Gu Qing Shan smiled a little, speaking into his phone: “At the time, you gave me a whole box of stars. You spent more than a week folding paper to make it, all 10 of your fingers had blisters, hurting so bad that you couldn’t even pick up a pen, when you couldn’t finish the test on time because of the pain, you were so worried that you cried”
He spoke with warmth in his heart: “Doing such a dumb thing, how could I forget?”
“Hmmph, you no-good bully, next week is my birthday so I want a birthday present!”
Gu Qing Shan closed his eyes and thought for a while, finally replied: “Sure”
The good memories of the past once again resurfacing, close enough to almost touch, Gu Qing Shan had to admit, he wasn’t ready for it.
“Truly, they really are a good memories, hah”
Gu Qing Shan mumbled to himself, but already decided.
He left the lodging room, walked directly to the elevator and press the number 99th floor button.
The elevator went straight up, all the way to Chang Ning Steel Mech building’s highest floor.
Gu Qing Shan went outside, stopped in front of the large central processor on the top floor and pressed his hand on the scanner.
An electronic voice rang out: “Identity certified, No.41157, please state your business”
This is the central Holo-Brain of Chang Ning Steel Mech Technology Building’s System, every matter big and small within this giant corporation is single handedly managed by it.
Gu Qing Shan answered: “Requesting connection to Impartial Goddess”
As he made his request, the electronic voice sounded again: “Connecting to Impartial Goddess requires the most rigorous identity verification, as well as requiring verification of your personal Citizen Merit value of the to ensure the reputation of Chang Ning Steel Mech Research Institute will not be damaged by your personal actions. Do you confirm you want to connect to the Goddess?”
“As you wish, verification will begin in one minute”
The electronic voice disappeared, but numerous mechanical arms shining cold light appeared from the floor, surrounding Gu Qing Shan and began a series of identification.
At the same time, the 99th floor entered a sealed state, ensuring no one can intrude in anyway.
“Iris identification passed”
“Blood identification passed”
“Unique biological signal match: 99.1759%”
“Testing clone unique characteristics, verified not a clone, DNA identification passed”
“Unique life vitality, records match, passed”
“Reading personal life records, concluded to be non-aggressive individual”
“Reputation records: good”
“Reading personal Citizen Merit…”
Gu Qing Shan stood still, silently waiting for the long and complicated cross identification to finish.
Impartial Goddess is the Confederate’s central management system AI (artificial intelligence), in charge of keeping the Confederate running, responsible for all citizenship matters, and all her actions are done strictly in accordance to the Confederate Constitution of Rights.
Impartial Goddess can be called the crystallization of all Confederate top-level sciences, the greatest creation of mankind, the most glorious fruit of civilization herself.
Because Impartial Goddess’ calculation speed is so horrifically high, her intelligence and warring expertise far eclipsing every other country, that no country dared to bare its fangs towards the Confederate for the last 100-year.
10 minutes later.
The electronic voice once again sounded: “Your personal Citizen Merit value is sufficient, identification passed, Chang Ning Steel Mech Technology company’s Holo-Brain officially requesting connection with Impartial Goddess, No.41157 is recommended stay where he is and does not leave”
Personal Citizen Merit, the measure of contribution of a Confederate citizen to humanity’s civilization and society as a whole.
The more you’ve contributed to society, the higher your Merit, as well as the better your privileges and treatment in society.
Some State-sanctioned universities when picking students will even review their personal Citizen Merit, if it’s not enough, even if your examination score is excellent, you will not be picked.
“Impartial Goddess has accepted your request”
Suddenly the electronic voice changes, turning into a solemn female voice.
This female voice speaks every word with a unique sway, almost sounding like a special rhythm.
“Confederate citizen Gu Qing Shan, I am Impartial Goddess, please state your request”
“Please be noted, all manners of time-waste will reduce my current evaluation of you”