Cosmic Professional Gladiator Novel - Chapter 537
537 Xu Lixing’s Junior Brother (2)
Senior Sister always finds me lazy, but being in the virtual world is the only time I can slack off since I’m not under Father’s surveillance.
Meng Tian was very flustered. What should I do? How should I tell Senior Sister about my situation in reality?
He wasn’t free, and that wasn’t considering the terrible situation his father imposed.
As for his mother? He didn’t have a mother; he was born on a large scale from a biological womb.
An hour later.
In the study, Meng Tian gently tapped the projection and contacted his father.
A fat figure appeared. He sat on a chair and smiled at Meng Tian. “My most outstanding son, Meng Tian, why did you suddenly contact me? Let me see… Ever since you became a Lv. 7 cosmic lifeform, your income in the virtual world hasn’t increased much! After you became a Lv. 7, you received increased welfare and treatment, so you started slacking off? If you become better, your welfare and treatment would be ten or a hundred times better than now.”
“Father,” Meng Tian greeted.
“Feel free to speak your mind,” the fat figure said with a smile.
He had groomed countless children, but only outstanding children could contact him directly.
“I’m dating someone in the virtual world,” Meng Tian said seriously. “I want to go further and interact with my senior sister in reality.”
The fat figure’s expression changed slightly as he frowned. “I don’t care about online relationships in the virtual world, but in reality… Have you forgotten the contract you signed?”
“I know.” Meng Tian nodded. “Therefore, I wish to discuss it with you and hope that you can give me some freedom when it comes to dating. I want to interact with her in reality…”
“It looks like me spoiling you has made you foolish,” the fat figure said coldly. “Listen up. Forget about your senior sister! Otherwise, don’t talk about love and affection! You might even harm your senior sister!”
Meng Tian turned pale.
“I shall forgive you for your stupidity this time, but let me remind you that you have to abide by every clause of the contract.” Hai Yong Qingyuan stared at his son coldly.
“Father!” Meng Tian said anxiously. “I’ve been on Iwaizumi since I was born. I’ve worked hard all these years, and I’ll still abide by the contract to make money for you in the future. However, I hope that you can give me the freedom to date. This won’t affect my work; I’ll even earn more in the future. I’m even willing to serve you for a longer period—2,000 or even 3,000 years. I only hope that you can give me the freedom to love.”
“You shall have no freedom to love.” Hai Yong Qingyuan’s voice turned colder. “As my son, you don’t have the freedom to fall in love. You have to contribute to the entire family. I can tell you clearly that I’ve already decided on your marriage.”
Meng Tian was stunned.
“The Qingyuan family is deteriorating, and it requires the efforts of every member of the family. As for you… you have to marry the East Jade Group’s first executive officer and become her ninth husband,” Hai Yong Qingyuan said.
“Ninth husband?” Meng Tian was a little stunned.
“The executive officer now has eight husbands. You’ve cultivated the evolutionary method since you were a child and became a Lv. 7 cosmic lifeform at the age of 30. Your talent has won the favor of the executive officer, and she’s quite satisfied with your looks and knowledge. She has already agreed to this marriage. This is the most suitable path for you; you have no choice.”
Hai Yong Qingyuan looked at his son coldly. “You know the consequences of rejecting me.”
With that said, the projection turned off.
Meng Tian stood in the study in a daze for a long time.
This was the outcome of him mustering the courage to make a request to his father?
“No freedom to love?” Meng Tian murmured. “The ninth husband of the East Jade Group’s first executive?”
Meng Tian looked at the gloomy sky.
He had been heavily bound since he was born. Although he received increasing welfare as he became more outstanding, even the most outstanding genius on Iwaizumi didn’t have the freedom to love.
After Hai Yong Qingyuan ended the transmission, he remained fuming. Freedom? You’re talking about freedom in front of me?
He immediately contacted the first executive officer of the East Jade Group.
In a personal space in the virtual world.
Madam East Jade sat in her seat and observed Hai Yong Qingyuan with interest.
Hai Yong Qingyuan’s fat body bowed, appearing very humble. He smiled obsequiously and asked, “Madam East Jade, I’d like to know if you’re still interested in my son, Meng Tian?”
“Of course. It’s just that I still need some time to consider.” Madam East Jade had long silver curly hair as she glanced at Hai Yong Qingyuan. She didn’t like him much, but Hai Yong Qingyuan was still very obedient and was a very qualified partner in some aspects of their partnership.
“My son is very outstanding, having reached Lv. 7 after 25 years of cultivation,” the fat figure said. “He’s only 35 this year. As long as you agree, all his contracts will be transferred to you. In the future, everything about him will be under your control.”
“I’m very satisfied with him, but you’re asking for too much.” Madam East Jade gazed at him.
“Our Qingyuan family has worked with the East Jade Group for so long, and I’m only requesting for a single renewal,” Hai Yong Qingyuan said obsequiously. “We just need to continue it for another 1,000 years.”
“I’ll think about it. Send me Meng Tian’s latest information,” Madam East Jade said. “I’ll take another look at this cute kid.”
“Alright. Meng Tian is becoming more and more outstanding. I believe he will become a Lv. 8 cosmic lifeform in the future; he’s worth this price,” Hai Yong Qingyuan said. Although he was anxious, he didn’t dare rush her.
His family was going downhill, and he was beginning to suffer sanctions on his cosmic trades. Just renewing his contract with the East Jade Group had become difficult.
Heavenly Python Cosmic Sector.
On the second day of Redeye’s wedding, Xu Jingming received three grains of Spacetime Star Sand from Redeye through the Primordial Research Institute.
“Lord Wu Ming, this is your package. Please take receipt.” A gray-robed man arrived at Xu Jingming’s residence.
Xu Jingming took the package.
When he touched it, the completely sealed metal box naturally opened, revealing a glass bottle inside with three grains of Spacetime Star Sand floating within. Every grain of Spacetime Star Sand was like a fantasy, and it exerted a strong sense of pressure on him.
It was as if three worlds had appeared in front of him.
Spacetime Star Sand. Xu Jingming revealed a look of delight.
“Thank you.” Xu Jingming nodded slightly.
The gray-robed man nodded and disappeared into thin air, leaving the habitable planet.
Xu Jingming returned to his study.
He tapped the projection gently.
A figure appeared on the projection—it was a councilor of the Cosmic Human Alliance, a great scholar with an educational level of Lv. 132—Mang Yu.
“Wu Ming.” Mang Yu smiled at Xu Jingming. “Why are you suddenly contacting me?”
“I have something on in the next few days, so let’s pause our classes for now,” Xu Jingming said. “I’m sorry, sir.”
“Alright.” Mang Yu nodded. “Inform me a day in advance when you want to continue.”
“Alright.” Xu Jingming nodded.
The call ended.
Xu Jingming sat at the desk and looked at the three Spacetime Star Sand grains in the glass bottle.
Once I begin using the Spacetime Star Sand, its dissipation is irreversible, he thought. According to the reports, the time it takes for a Spacetime Star Sand grain to dissipate is about three to five days.
Even if a Hellion plunder happens midway and requires reinforcements, the battle with the Hellions will be short. It won’t affect me much. Besides, I’m given missions only once or twice a year.
Although Xu Jingming guarded a rather wide area, as long as he went somewhere, the frequency of the Hellion plundering would quickly plummet. It was because of the large number of dead Hellion Origin lifeforms over the years that earned Xu Jingming his reputation.
As long as he was in charge of intercepting them, the chances of a Lv. 9 Hellion Origin lifeform escaping were almost zero.
Gu! Gu! Gu! Gu!
Xu Jingming drank a cup of his favorite fruit wine and adjusted his state of mind to its most perfect state before sitting at the desk and taking out one of the Spacetime Star Sand grains in the glass bottle.
Xu Jingming’s psychic force seeped into the Spacetime Star Sand floating in front of him and entered a dilapidated world in it.