The Great Worm Lich - Chapter 645
The Great Worm Lich Chapter 645 – Speeding in the Night
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Zhang Lisheng’s indifferent remark, the others thought that he was expressing a kind of scholar’s inherent modesty. Julie, who became a popular anchor through the unusually sensational interview with the young man, suddenly asked sensitively, “Then what kind of impact do you think the subject you’re studying now can have on human society, doctor?”
“It’s very complicated, Miss Julie. The problem I’m focusing on now requires a series of scientific teams from different disciplines to carry out research to find a solution. Well, to simplify it, its ultimate purpose is to guide humans on how to look for a water source in the desert and build farms…”
“Why a farm and not a city?” Julie could not but interrupt the young man in surprise, “The number of people that can be accommodated between these two has a difference of more than a thousand times. Isn’t the most important thing now is to migrate as many Earthlings to the peaceful Noah World?”
“Then the thought of us living like beggars and eating bread with salted fish would become an extravagant hope,” Zhang Lisheng shrugged and said with a smile, “We Chinese people have a saying that goes like this, ‘A workman must sharpen his tools if he is to do his work well.’ It means you must have all the prerequisites for solving a problem before you carry out something complicated. The living environment in Noah is already bad enough…”
While he was speaking, Lisa and another waiter just so happened to carry two trays full of food to their table.
When their meals were served, the young man pointed at the ‘chowder sea fish’ in front of him and curled his lips. Poking a piece of lamb’s liver with a fork, he continued to say, “Miss Julie, even an ordinary news reporter or show producer, let alone an anchor like you, must be a job that has good pay in the Noah World. However, half of the ingredients of the most signature dish on a famous restaurant serving a group of high-income customers like all of you are made of animal offals. Of course, I like this type of chopped entrails that has multiple tastes, but from a traditional Westerner’s point of view, do you think this is normal? “
“But, at least our life in Noah is not in danger…” The female anchor seemed to be getting serious.
After a moment of silence, she opened her mouth to argue but unfortunately, Zhang Lisheng felt that it was a waste of time to have a serious argument with her. “Alright, Miss Julie, we’re currently having our dinner in the restaurant now, and we’re not in an election topic. Can we change to some light topics instead, well, y’ know, like Justin and Emma Watson’s wedding. I remember Justin is a singer, and Emma is a movie actor, so how did they suddenly fall in love?”
“Doctor, even if you try to cover it up, it’s easy to see after spending time with you that you’re a fellow who looks nonchalant on the outside but proud and stubborn at heart. Then again, you do have the qualification to be haughty and stubborn.” Julie was stunned for a while before commenting out of the blue.
“Really? I don’t think so, though…” Zhang Lisheng shrugged and before he could finish his words, he heard his phone ringing from the pocket. He took out the phone and had a look before apologizing politely, “Excuse me.”
Then, he stood up and went off to take the call.
“Dr. Lisheng is really a gentleman, Miss Julie. I really don’t understand why you’d say that he’s proud and stubborn. I think he’s the most humble man I have ever seen in my life.” Looking at the young man’s laidback silhouette, Jules could not help but say this to Julie.
“Girl, I was complimenting him just now. You’d understand better if you know more about men,” The anchor said softly with a blank expression as she lifted her glass of orange cocktail. At this time, the man she had just complimented was listening to a piece of good news with joy.
“… Senator Houg has personally called and apologized to me, boss. He submitted the bill to the Senate before Barbara Strand could send it to the House of Representatives and hoped that the government would formally ask the Wizard Li to provide humanitarian relief to the ‘great boroughs’ in New York. Once it’s successful, he’ll bound to require your cooperation, so he has no choice but to ‘soften’ this time. He hopes that you can meet him as soon as possible at a convenient time.”
Wellington Houg was the most influential politician the LS group had funded in the election. With his identity as a federal senator, he had saved a lot of trouble for the company and even Zhang Lisheng himself.
However, unfortunately, when the Douglin group led by Tina’s father became hostile with LS, this shrewd politician misjudged the situation and believed that LS Group would inevitably become bankrupt, so he also jumped off the ‘sinking ship.’
To his surprise, fortunes turned around, and not only had LS Group managed to get rid of its predicament, but it had also expanded its industrial scale. He, on the other hand, had no choice but to ask for Zhang Lisheng’s help to defeat his dogging rivals and seek reelection.
The young man did not quite understand the difference between the Senate and the House of Representatives in the federal parliament. However, this did not prevent him from knowing clearly that the political influence of a senator was far above an MP. Since Houg who had such an identity was already willing to put down his pride to ask for a meeting with him at the expense of offending the Douglin family, the probability of his proposal being passed must be a foregone conclusion.
“Charlie, even though Senator Houg is a cunning fox, he is very useful,” Zhang Lisheng whispered while suppressing the ecstasy in his heart, “I want to meet him, but I don’t want to appear too eager. What do you think I should do to take hold of this situation?”
“Drag this matter for a few days and ask him to come to see you at the Ocean Empire Building when he calls again. What do you think?”
“Oh, good idea, Charlie. Let’s use this method then. Is there anything else?”
“Nothing else, boss.”
“Goodbye, then.” The young man hung up the phone, but when he was about to walk back to his seat, his body suddenly froze. He could feel an indescribable throbbing movement arising from the deepest part of his soul; the divine power hibernating in his body had begun to slowly surge by itself.
After one to two seconds later, he no longer heard the noisy chatter of the restaurant but praises and prayers filled with mysteriousness. Then, a double-layered world in which reality and illusion intercrossed with each other began to appear before his eyes.
Although Zhang Lisheng did not understand what was happening to him at the moment, he knew that the situation would inevitably deteriorate to an unimaginable state if he lost control of his divine power in the New Washington A, an oasis city equivalent to the new federal political center.
Closing his eyes, the young man took a deep breath and clenched his teeth to suppress his extraordinary strength. With his steps slightly trembling, he returned to the dining table and suddenly said, “Riley, I have an urgent matter and need to go back to the Ocean Empire Building. I’m sorry everyone, I’ll have to go first.”
Then, he speedily strode out.
All of the media people on the table could not react in time. By the time Zhang Lisheng’s silhouette had disappeared outside of the door staggeringly, Riley finally snapped back to reality and shouted in concern, “Lisheng, a-are you okay?”
With his sanity on the verge of collapsing, when the young man faintly heard this concern that seemingly came from the distant sky, he waved his hands without looking back and rushed out of the restaurant.
The lamp outside the restaurant had just been lit up. It was dinner time now, and the street was crowded with people. Zhang Lisheng forcibly calmed down and looked for his car with great difficulty by relying on his flashing and blurry vision. He entered the vehicle, and after starting it, he gripped the steering wheel tight and slammed his feet at the accelerator to its maximum limit without giving a damn to the speed limit.
The jeep tires screeched loudly, and in just within a short period of six to seven seconds, the car accelerated from zero to 150 miles per hour. Like an arrow that was shot out of the bow, the car shot out in a long’ S’ shape and ran through the red light at the crossroad, setting off a series of horning, braking, and car-slamming sounds as he disappeared in the curses of other drivers.
In fact, the remaining reason left in the young man let him knew that he would soon be chased by the police by driving at such an excessive speed in the city, but with another more severe matter at stake, he had no other choice but to choose this risk now.
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, Zhang Lisheng! Everything is already in your control, so how can you give up because of this sudden out-of-the-blue accident. Be patient, be patient…” Zhang Lisheng slammed his steering wheel in the driver’s seat and hissed loudly while talking to himself. Recognizing the direction closest to the desert with great difficulty, he desperately sped maniacally.
He continued to violate the road’s law all the way. When the jeep had just sped across two blocks, a uniformed policeman riding a heavy motorbike had already accepted the dispatch of the 911 Command Center and rushed out of a corner.
After accelerating in parallel with the suspected vehicle, the patrol officer loudly ordered through a loudspeaker, “LS0001, LS0001! You’re suspected of speeding or dangerous driving, please stop to be inspected immediately. Please stop to be inspected immediately…”
Of course, Zhang Lisheng couldn’t pay any attention to the police’s order. With his consciousness blurred, he continued to step on the gas pedal desperately.
When the patrol officer saw that his order yielded no result, he stopped talking and drove his motorbike to rush in front of the car and turn on the siren to clear the pathway for the vehicle, preventing any accidents from happening while calling for enforcement from the command center. Unfortunately, the area of the Noah World oasis city could not be compared with the area of the old city in the States on Earth. Before the fastest reinforcement helicopter could arrive, the jeep had already driven out of the city and entered the desert.
The patrol officer who drove to the side to make way for the car stood against the hurricane outside the dense windbreak belt and watched as the car painted a long snake on the sand as it disappeared. Spatting hard on the ground, he cursed, “What a scum! I hope you die in the desert!”
Then, he raised his walkie-talkie and reported, “Report from A408! Report from A408! The LS0001 suspected of dangerous driving has rushed into the desert from the exit of Tedro Avenue, the LS0001 suspected of dangerous driving from … By the way, the sandy wind is very strong tonight. I wish those pilots driving the helicopter good luck!”
“Sh*t! I stepped on dog sh*t when I left the house this afternoon! I knew that something bad would happen!” A complaint from the police helicopter pilot resonated from the other side of the walkie-talkie. According to the law, after a suspect’s vehicle had left the oasis city, only he and the police officers in the cabin were obliged to give chase.
The enthusiasm of such chase could be easily imagined, not to mention that the strong night wind had already wiped out all traces on the sand.