Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 898 - Well, This Is Awkward!
Chapter 898: Well, This Is Awkward!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Grab it! Grab it, Little Missy, grab a bunch of melon seeds! Show them off, little chap, show them your black fur…black fur pants….”
Xu Que’s phone rang within seconds after he sent out the text. The unique ringtone attracted weird glances from those around him.
Xu Que ignored them all as he answered the call, grinning, “Hello! Lao Cai!”
“Crap, you’re contactable at last! Where have you been this past year?” Lao Cai’s voice bellowed from the other end of the phone.
Xu Que was amused upon hearing his words. It seemed like Lao Cai still did not know about his “death”. He smiled to himself and said, “Well, I didn’t go anywhere far, though it is true that I have just gotten back. I have a favor to ask. We earned quite a lot from the box office, didn’t we?”
“Duh, don’t you know how big of a hit it was! It was trending on all the major sites! If not for the latest breaking news, your movie would still be on top. Speaking of which, this is creepily insane. Did you hear that there’s a Chang’E who is residing on the Moon?”
“M…moon? Chang’E?” Xu Que’s smile stiffened.
What is going on?
It couldn’t be that Lao Cai was referring to Jiang Hongyan?
Xu Que probed a bit. “Lao Cai, make yourself clear. What is Chang’E?”
“What? You don’t know? You can’t be serious! The whole world is talking about this! M Nation’s Aviation Bureau was hacked a few days back. Photos of a woman in ancient clothing who appears to be living on the Moon leaked….” Cai droned on and on about this incident.
Xu Que couldn’t quite make out how to react to this news. To cut a long story short, satellites of a few countries had captured images of Jiang Hongyan. Initially, it was kept top secret, but the photos leaked thanks to the hackers. Since then, this incident has sparked many debates. Most people thought the photos were fake. However, the hackers then decided to break into different aviation bureaus of various countries. They stole and leaked all the relevant images; some enthusiasts even used powerful telescopes that further confirmed the credibility of the photographs.
The governments of the affected countries were left with no choice but to tell the truth. In an attempt to clarify the situation, press conferences were held, admitting to the fact that they have indeed observed human life on the Moon. They even released a high- definition photo. Jiang Hongyan’s groundbreaking beauty and elegance have shocked the world.
As Jiang Hongyan was dressed in ancient clothing, she sparked global interest toward Huaxia, where legend has it that there is a fairy who lives on the Moon and that her name was Chang’E.
My girl Hongyan is incredible!
Xu Que smiled, albeit wistfully. Jiang Hongyan had made a name for herself even before touching down on Earth!
“Well, well, enough about that. Dude, you have disappeared for a year. You have no idea how crazy the investors and directors have been! They keep coming after me every day for collaborative opportunities. By the way, I haven’t touched a single cent of your share of earnings. Are you in need of money now?” Lao Cai continued.
Xu Que cut to the chase. “Yes, I require money. Use my money to book the whole Mount Tai Scenic Area. Just tell them it’s for my next film. Money is not a problem. My only request is to please evacuate everyone from the mountain, including the mountain rangers!”
“What? The whole Mount Tai Scenic Area for the next film?” Cai was astonished and was wondering if he had misheard Xu Que.
“That’s right! Be quick about it! This is urgent!” Xu Que strove to impress on Cai his sense of urgency.
“Ha, ha, what a coincidence. I am also filming a historical drama at Mount Tai! They said that the area would only be available in two days.” Lao Cai smiled.
Xu Que raised one eyebrow and said, “What the heck, you’re obviously not renting the whole of Mount Tai for your film! What I need is for the whole mountain to be free of people; I will return the space to you when I am finished with my work!”
“Crap! Sounds like you’re cooking up something big?”
“What I’m doing there is irrelevant, just help me inform Mount Tai. No matter the cost, you have to give me the mountain, emptied!”
“All right, all right, as long as you have the money, there is no problem. I can settle this for you in two days!”
“Okay, Lao Cai, I shall leave this to you! You’ve got to make sure there is absolutely no one left on the mountain!” Xu Que emphasized this point over and over.
“Gotcha. I will send a few men to patrol the area to make sure no one is trespassing. Speaking of which, where are you right now? Let’s go for a drink sometime!”
“Where am I?” Xu Que was stunned for a bit. He scanned the area to figure out where he was. He hadn’t really gotten his bearings right ever since he landed back on Earth.
A good-looking chap passed by and Xu Que stopped him politely and asked, “Handsome, where is this place?”
“Oh? Isn’t this Linshen City?” The young chap appeared slightly confused and frowned in suspicion. Usually, only ladies stopped him, the Lord of Commoners, on the streets. Why was it a dude this time around?
“All right, thanks!” Xu Que smiled as he turned away and returned to his call. “Lao Cai, I am in Linshen City. I cannot believe how much the landscape has changed in just a few years!”
Such a coincidence. Linshen City was the place where he had grown up and attended college with Xu Feifei. Never had he thought that this would be the first city he landed on on Earth!
“Crap! I am in Linshen City too! Come on, let’s have a few drinks since I am on my way to visit a few other former classmates. I think one of them pursued you romantically in the old days!” Cai exclaimed.
Xu Que’s lips tightened. Old classmates? Aren’t they from our bloody high school days? He said that someone had a romantic interest toward me? How come I didn’t know about that?
“Quick, where are you? I am driving right now and I can pick you up!” Cai urged him over the phone.
Xu Que decided to resign to his fate. Since he couldn’t acquire Mount Tai today, why not join Lao Cai for a small gathering?
He quickly identified where he was with the road signs and waited for Lao Cai’s arrival.
Oh, right! Remembering something, Xu Que scurried into the small alley behind him.
He had almost forgotten; his appearance now was different from that in his past life.
Even though his soul has merged with this body, he could not recover his face from his previous lifetime. However, with the System, he can fool people with a Human-skinned Mask.
When he stepped out of the alley, he had recovered his past looks, with a tinge of maturity. Perhaps it is because of his cultivation, but, with his short hair, he looks tenfold more handsome than he looked before. His elegance has become transcendent.
A black car pulled over in front of Xu Que. The car window lowered, and a skinny man looked at Xu Que with astonishment, “You…you are Xu Que?”
“Lao Cai! It’s me!” Xu Que nodded and showed a bright smile.
Lao Cai was stunned for a moment, but it turned into rage as he retorted, “What Lao Cai, I”m your ex-classmate, Huang Cheng!”
Xu Que’s smile drained from his face.
Well, this is awkward!