Chapter 668: New Plan
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
At the moment when Lu Shu was recognized by Li Yixiao, he started to doubt whether he could be a good undercover agent. Why was it so easy to recognize him?
Yet, he did not know that Li Yixiao had already known he was in this team. As a Heavenly King, Li Yixiao noticed Lu Shu’s sudden disappearance. At the same time, he learned that a team had just departed from Luo City. This could not be a coincidence.
Although all of the secret practitioners in the team were citizens of Luo City, the negotiators were from the southern parts of the country. So why must they depart from Luo City, a compact city equipped with a pitifully small airport?
While others might not know it, Li Yixiao was aware that this served as cover for an important person. Who could that be? The answer was clear.
Hence, Li Yixiao started looking for clues of Lu Shu the second he opened the door. At first, he was worried that he might not be able to find him as Lu Shu had the mask on.
But soon, he realized the worry was unnecessary. Lu Shu’s personality was like a torch in the darkness. It was simply too conspicuous…
Hesitantly, Lu Shu said, “But there’s no source of money in Africa. Plus the fact that Nalan Que is watching your wallet closely. How can you make money like that?”
Li Yixiao pondered for a while and said, “I bet the EO headquarters has a huge stock of cash. How about this? I’ll listen to you and do whatever you say. We can split the earnings into 90% and 10%. You keep the money first and I’ll get it from you after we get home!”
Clever, Lu Shu thought. With his space bag confiscated by Nalan Que, Li Yixiao could use Lu Shu as his temporary cash vault…
Before Lu Shu could speak, Li Yixiao interrupted, “Brother, please help me. It’s really too difficult. I think there won’t be much money this time, so please don’t give me decimals. My heart can’t take it…”
“Well…” Lu Shu did not expect that Li Yixiao would say it first. Nonetheless, his original plan was to acquire the EO through a peaceful deal, which probably would not happen now that Li Yixiao was here. Otherwise, how could they get the money?
But sufficient preparation was needed if they really decided to fight. Lu Shu still preferred the strategy of secret attacks, which would gain him a better advantage.
“Wait for my signal. We’ll start tomorrow,” Lu Shu said. With that, he leaped out of the window.
Li Yixiao’s face suddenly beamed with joy as he saw the two bowls of cup noodles on Lu Shu’s table. He took them in his hands and headed out to the dining room. For some reason, Nalan Que and Lin Ganyu was having a good chat. Having spent too long with a bunch of guys, Lin Ganyu craved talking to ladies.
Lin Ganyu said, “It’s so cute that both of you are Practitioners, and you can lead an adventurous life in the world together.”
Undeniably, Nalan Que and Li Yixiao’s romantic story was really admirable. In times of peace, countless girls dreamed about going through battles with their loved ones. They could endure hardships together. How romantic and thrilling, just like those couples in heroic stories.
But Nalan Que sighed in distress. “Cute? I don’t even know whether he loves me.”
Their relationship was slightly strained after Li Yixiao refused to have kids with her. Nalan Que was not dumb. She knew Li Yixiao understood her, and rejected her too.
Lin Ganyu whispered to her, “If you want to know whether a man loves you, stare into his eyes for ten seconds. If he takes the initiative to kiss you, it means he loves you.”
Nalan Que was skeptical. “So easy?”
“Just try it,” Lin Ganyu said with a smile.
Meanwhile, Li Yixiao just walked out with two bowls of noodles. Then he saw Nalan Que staring right at him. In five seconds, Li Yixiao passed the noodles to Nalan Que. “You can have both of them. I didn’t eat any…”
Nalan Que was stunned. So did he love her, or not…
Lu Shu walked into Zhao Yongchen’s mini mart. He was watching a drama on his phone, laughing until his already-small eyes almost disappeared.
Zhao Yongchen immediately put down his phone upon seeing Lu Shu. “How can I help you, sir?”
Lu Shu skipped the code word. “Please prepare for me a set of military uniform in the style of the EO cadets.”
“Pardon?” Zhao Yongchen hesitated.
Lu Shu sighed and pointed at a can of coke. “How much is this? Can you give me a discount of 2.333 bucks?”
Only then did Zhao Yongchen turn back to normal. He carefully replied, “Sure. You can get it for 1 dollar. Don’t blame me, though, because meticulousness is a must for our job. You can change your appearance, so can others, maybe. Hence, it’s better if we can follow the procedures every time.”
Lu Shu understood. It was a professional skill. If an intelligence agent was caught, he would face severe punishment and possible torture for their secrets. That would cause the entire intelligence network to fall apart.
Meticulousness was never wrong. Lu Shu learned a lesson. He said, “Understood. Thank you. Please get me a set of military uniforms from the EO cadets.”
Then, he pulled the tab on the coke can, but it broke and the can was not open. Lu Shu took a look at the can and realized it was called… koke.
As expected… Liu Fan had bought the cup noodles here too…
Before he could speak, Zhao Yongchen said first in a serious tone, “Have you heard of this myth? It’s said that if you can pull off the tab without opening the can, it means that this tab is chosen by God, and it’ll bring you good luck if you wear it on your finger as a ring… Eh, wait…”
Lu Shu’s trident was already touching Zhao Yongchen’s forehead. “So you aren’t giving me another can, are you?”
“From Zhao Yongchen’s distress, +666!”
Quietly Zhao Yongchen got Lu Shu a can of real coke. There was another box of real ones specially set aside.
Lu Shu smacked his lips. “Why are there so many bad businessmen overseas from the Heavenly Network?!”
“Hey, well.” Zhao Yongchen rubbed his hands in embarrassment. “Heavenly King Nie said that we will be good buds and it’s gonna be a happy and smooth cooperation with you…”
Lu Shu’s face darkened at once. “That’s an insult!”
“One more thing, if I may ask.” Zhao Yongchen diverted the topic at once, because he was not supposed to make any comments about any issue between those two masters. “You came here for new stuff right after Heavenly King Li arrived. Do you have new plans? Anything that we can do?”