Chapter 21: Being fired
Gu Qing Shan changed into his work clothes, had breakfast at the worker cafeteria, then quickly went to his research room.
Spending about 5 minutes, he finished the project he was working on, then started to drift in thought again.
In a year’s time, what realm of cultivation can he actually reach?
Using the power of a single person, wanting to change the future is almost impossible.
Is his fate resigned to just watch as the Apocalypse come, unable to do anything again?
Su Xue Er’s smiling face appeared in his mind.
As he was thinking, an electronic voice suddenly rang.
“Hello, No.41157, CEO Su is requesting you to go and wait at the company’s main lobby”
Gu Qing Shan was a bit surprised, stood up and walked out.
Employees that are conducting research usually would not be bothered, except when summoned by the top-brass of the company.
But this isn’t right, Impartial Goddess herself promised to keep yesterday’s matter a secret, so she definitely wouldn’t tell anyone about it.
Then what does the Su family want with me?
Gu Qing Shan got on the elevator and rode up to the company’s main lobby.
Two men in black suits walked up as they saw him.
“Gu Qing Shan?” one of them asked
“Please follow me, Madame is inviting you to a party”
To be called “Madame” by them, it can only be Su family current generation’s main line lady, in order words, Su Xue Er’s mother.
Gu Qing Shan was a bit shaken, but answered: “Sure”
The two of them went with Gu Qing Shan out of Chang Ning Steel Mech Technology company, got onto a shuttle and went straight to the Su family’s estate.
About 20 minutes later, the shuttle landed on a luscious grassy area beside a lake.
Gu Qing Shan exited the shuttle, seeing a wonderful natural lake scenery in front of him.
At the center of the lake as a small island, probably where the Su family is.
“Please get on the small boat and ride to the lake center”, after the guide said that, they went back to work.
Gu Qing Shan said his thanks, quickly walking towards the lake shore.
He didn’t have anything to complain about, the rules of this place he can probably guess more or less, shuttles and other transportation of the same type are forbidden to fly over the lake.
Part of it due to safety reasons, the other part is showing respect to the Su family.
A small boat was waiting for him on the lake shore.
On it, another young man was standing.
“You must be Gu Qing Shan”, the other young man smiled and greeted him.
“I am, and pardon me for asking but who are you?” Gu Qing Shan said
“My surname is Bai, Bai Hong Wu, from Bai Sha county”, the young man showed a face full of pride.
Bai Sha county, that place Lord’s surname is also Bai.
This young man, to be able to stand here, as well as having a chance to go to the Su family estate, he could very well be from one of the 9 Great Nobles families, Bai family.
“Nice to meet you,” said Gu Qing Shan, as he got ready to board the boat.
Bai Hong Wu suddenly stopped him: “Wait a minute”
Gu Qing Shan stopped his feet and looked at him.
Bai Hong Wu raised his head high, speaking: “The Su family tea party, a low-born like you is better off not joining it, otherwise you’d cause discomfort for all the aristocrat there”
Gu Qing Shan calmly answered: “It was the Su family Madame that invited me”
Bai Hong Wu sarcastically smiled and said: “Go back, I’ll tell Madame Su that you got sick and couldn’t make it”
Gu Qing Shan: “And if I don’t?”
Bai Hong Wu calmly: “I come from Bai family of Bai Sha county, the head of Bai family is my father, I only need to say that much for you to know what would come to you if you don’t obey me”
Gu Qing Shan: “Please get out of the way”
Bai Hong Wu calmly looked at him, like looking at a retarded person.
He shakes his head: “This is the Su family estate, I don’t want to do anything that’ll be rude, but I can guarantee, you’ll regret this for the rest of your life”
Gu Qing Shan smirked, laughed and said: “I’ll make you regret this for the rest of your life right now”
The lake island.
Su family’s garden.
A middle-aged woman was sitting elegantly in the main pavilion, deeply immersed in making tea.
“Report, Bai Hong Wu and Gu Qing Shan have both arrived at the lake shore, but there was an unexpected occurrence”
“What happened?” the middle-aged woman didn’t bother to turn around and simply asked.
“The two of them seemed to be in conflict, finally only one person got on the boat, and is on his way here”
The middle-aged woman smiled a bit and said to herself: “Bai Hong Wu seemed to have really grown, being able to drive the other party off without fighting, that’s great, that’s what it means to be a part of high nobility”
“Madame, it isn’t as you think, the one on the boat is Gu Qing Shan”
The middle-aged asked in surprise: “Where’s Bai Hong Wu?”
“He was stripped by Gu Qing Shan and kicked into the lake”
The messenger’s voice became lower and lower: “All Bai family personnel who came with him was already on the island, only Bai Hong Wu who was following the proper procedures for asking for marriage was on the lake shore to wait for the boat alone, that’s why Gu Qing Shan was able to do as he did”
“That can’t be”, the middle-aged woman closed her eyes, calmed down and ordered: “Bring Gu Qing Shan to me, take Bai Hong Wu to the back for a change of clothes, then bring him to the party, I’ll be there to explain the situation later”
The middle-aged woman also lost interest in making tea, coldly laughed and mumbled: “A toad daring to dream of walking on the clouds?”
She sat there silently, waiting for the detestable brat to come.
As Gu Qing Shan arrived, he immediately recognized her in a single glance.
Madame Su looked very much similar to Su Xue Er, as well as frequently appearing in the news, so it’s harder not to recognize her.
“Madame Su, how are you”, Gu Qing Shan bowed
Madame Su only took a single look at him and said: “Don’t talk, come here and listen for a bit”
Gu Qing Shan was slightly surprised, but indeed he could hear many voices not far from here.
This would be the back garden, a little more forward and it would be the main party hall and the hunting ground.
The sounds coming from that side travelled here were very audible.
Within the noisy crowd, a few are talking about current world situations, a few talking in low voices about forming a business relationship, the female voices that are there were discussing which types of clothes and bags are more fashionable, or where to go for their vacation.
Madame Su waited for Gu Qing Shan to listen for a while, and then spoke: “What do you hear?”
Gu Qing Shan answered: “A lot of military news and business conversations”
Madame Su curtly: “That’s correct, the conversations regarding military are all at least lieutenant rank officers, the conversions in business are from our Su family and the Bai family, they’re preparing to work together and invest a few dozen billions, forming a new company”
“What they’re doing, are not only advancing the progress of the Confederate, but also changing the lives of millions of normal citizens”
“Those girls there, the clothes that they talk about, the bags that they want, all of them are luxury items that you couldn’t afford even with years of hard work”
Madame Su looked at Gu Qing Shan: “You are not only low-born, but also poor and weak, if it wasn’t because of Su Xue Er’s recommendation, do you really think you could enter our Su family Steel Mech Technology Research company?”
Gu Qing Shan was silent for a bit, then seriously replied: “Madame Su, I assure you with my own skills, I’m more than qualified to enter your R&D department”
“Do you still not understand?” Madame Su shook her head.
She picked up her phone and ordered: “Fire the Mech R&D department’s researcher Gu Qing Shan, effective immediately”
Just as Madame Su finished her words, Gu Qing Shan’s own phone rang.
The other side curtly spoke
“From today onwards, you’re fired”