Chapter 1409: Everything Is Problematic!
Happiness came too quickly and too suddenly. Gu Nianzhi almost didn’t react in time.
She watched Huo Shaoheng stuff the phone back into her hand. Subconsciously, she held it tightly.
“Are you happy now?” Huo Shaoheng stroked her head. “This way, we both have ‘leverage’ over each other.”
Gu Nianzhi snapped out of her daze and glared at Huo Shaoheng. She pressed her phone to her chest and announced with great pride, “This isn’t merely something I own. This is the greatest wealth of my life!”
Huo Shaoheng, “…”
He stared at Gu Nianzhi with a smile. “Then do you want your wealth to double?”
“Yes!” Gu Nianzhi’s eyes lit up and she nodded like a chick pecking at rice.
“Give me your phone.” Huo Shaoheng smiled faintly and reached out his hand to Gu Nianzhi.
Gu Nianzhi put the phone back into his hand and looked at him curiously.
Huo Shaoheng picked up her phone and tried not to laugh. “How many times do you want your wealth to increase?”
Gu Nianzhi, “…”
She could even pick a number?
Gu Nianzhi probed, “Then… double it?”
She wasn’t greedy. It was fine as long as she could double it.
Speaking of which, did Huo Shao really have a quick way to double her wealth?!
Then should she take out all the money from her bank account and give it to Huo Shao?
Gu Nianzhi’s imagination ran wild, and out of the corner of her eye, she saw Huo Shaoheng nod. He then picked up her phone and pressed a few buttons on the touch screen.
“That’s enough. Double it, double it.” Huo Shaoheng said as he returned the phone to Gu Nianzhi.
Gu Nianzhi raised an eyebrow. “That fast? What kind of illegal methods are you using?”
As she spoke, she looked down at her phone. In the end, she realized that Huo Shaoheng had duplicated the video from before…
She had been tricked again.
Gu Nianzhi wanted to hit him.
“This is how you double my wealth?” Gu Nianzhi said with a serious expression as she showed Huo Shaoheng the two identical videos on her phone.
Huo Shaoheng nodded seriously. “You said this is your greatest wealth. If I make a copy of it, it will double your greatest wealth. What’s the problem?”
Gu Nianzhi was speechless.
What’s the problem?
Gu Nianzhi glared at Huo Shaoheng. She knew that he was teasing her.
She ignored him and put her phone away. Then, she focused her attention back on her little program on the computer.
Huo Shaoheng turned around and sat side by side with her.
He put one arm on the back of the computer chair behind Gu Nianzhi and crossed his legs, before calmly watching Gu Nianzhi search for information on the computer.
“What are you looking for?” Huo Shaoheng stared at it for a while.
The data flew past his eyes and he was dazzled by it.
Gu Nianzhi did not turn her head as she spoke nonchalantly, “I’m looking for information about Cereus I.”
This time, even with the help of the search program, it took her more than ten minutes to uncover some clues related to ‘Cereus I’.
“Huo Shao, it turns out that my father bought a house with a dock in Cape City early in the morning, but Gu Yanran has already sold that house.” Gu Nianzhi said regretfully, her fingers dragged the mouse as she searched through the information she had found.
After the Gu family’s property was categorized and stored in the computer’s database program, the search time had indeed been shortened.
This time, she was using a regional search and a keyword search.
Huo Shaoheng glanced over.
One of his arms wrapped around Gu Nianzhi and held her hand that was holding the mouse.
The two crossed each other and scrolled up and down on the mouse.
Huo Shaoheng quickly read through all the information and clues about Cereus I that Gu Nianzhi had found.
Although specialized information was no longer available, he could still see the details from the clues.
Huo Shaoheng controlled the mouse and clicked on the prescription that once belonged to Gu Xiangwen. He said, “This location is in the best harbor in Cape City. The houses there are very expensive because the people who can afford to buy the houses there all have yachts and need good docks.”
Owning a bay and a private dock at that location was indeed extraordinary.
Gu Nianzhi sighed. “Unfortunately, Gu Yanran sold it for cheap. My father bought this place for close to ten million US dollars, but she sold it for three million US dollars. Do you think she’s so obsessed with money because she’s short of money?”
Huo Shaoheng smiled. “There are many people who lack money in the five elements, but there aren’t many people like her who are desperate for quick success and quick profits.”
Gu Nianzhi nodded and said, “That makes sense. Also, it turns out that my father discovered that the magnetic field at the Cape of Good Hope was abnormal early on, so he docked the submarine there to conduct academic research.”
Huo Shaoheng looked at the time and immediately remembered the time when the secret Japanese military base was established. His eyes flashed. He said, “The secret Japanese military base happened to be established after your father docked the submarine there.”
Gu Nianzhi’s heart skipped a beat. “… does this explain why there happened to be a submarine in the Cape of Good Hope?”
Huo Shaoheng patted her head. “You’re good.”
Gu Nianzhi pushed his hand away and played with it in her hand. She said, “So that’s why the Japanese found someone to kidnap the plane and forced it to land there. But why didn’t they fly directly to the secret military base in Japan?”
“According to our speculation, there are many reasons.” Huo Shaoheng picked out a few important reasons, “First of all, it’s because the plane wasn’t your parents’ private plane. It was a commercial airliner. There were hundreds of people on the plane. If they took it directly to Japan’s secret military base, there would have been a high chance that word would get out. The Japanese government doesn’t want to be enemies with the world, so they wouldn’t be stupid enough to take the entire plane back to their base.”
Gu Nianzhi suddenly understood, “So they hired mercenaries to hijack the plane and crash-land it on an island near the Cape of Good Hope. “But at the same time, to ensure that the plan goes smoothly, they also arranged for a mole on the plane, the four spies, to follow closely by my parents’ side.”
Unlike Huo Shaoheng and the others, Gu Xiangwen was not a highly trained secret agent who could see through the disguises of ‘passers-by’ at a glance.
The fact that Gu Xiangwen and his wife were unable to see through him had nothing to do with their intelligence.
Moreover, people with good intentions were the easiest to deceive.
Huo Shaoheng said thoughtfully, “The Japanese were very thorough in their research on your father. They knew that he had a kind heart, so they chose two elderly people and two teenagers, who were also descendants of Huaxia. Think about it. When the plane was hijacked and someone asked your father for help, and if they were an elderly person and a child who were also fellow countrymen, how could refuse to lend them a hand?”
Gu Nianzhi’s mood sank. “If my father wasn’t so kind, would he have escaped?”
“If your father wasn’t so kind, he wouldn’t be Gu Xiangwen.” Huo Shaoheng said calmly.
Gu Nianzhi nodded slowly and took a deep breath. She held the mouse and looked at the next content.
She asked Huo Shaoheng, “… Huo Shao, based on your professional opinion, shouldn’t there be other staff on that submarine?”
Huo Shaoheng nodded. “Of course.”
This was also a clue that they were investigating. They hadn’t expected Gu Nianzhi to be investigating as well.
However, this was just a guess that they had made based on common sense. In fact, they hadn’t found any clues at all.
Could it be that this type of submarine didn’t need other workers, and could their parents have been able to handle it alone?
Gu Nianzhi said in confusion, “Also, I didn’t find any clues about the Cereus II.”
Was she really overthinking things? Or was her father killed before he could create Cereus II?
After thinking about it, the second possibility was more likely.
Gu Nianzhi closed the computer and pondered silently for a moment. She spoke to Huo Shaoheng, “Can you think of a way for me to see Gu Yanran?”
“You want to see her?”
Gu Nianzhi used the mouse to click on the computer and said seriously, “Now that my father and mother have been found, I’d like to see what she has to say. Also, I still have questions.”
Huo Shaoheng thought for a moment and said, “Okay, I’ll make the arrangements.”
The next day, Huo Shaoheng had Yin Shixiong complete the paperwork for them and brought Gu Nianzhi directly to see Gu Yanran.
Gu Yanran was an important prisoner and was being held in a secret place of the special operations forces.
This place was quite far from the headquarter of special operation forces’ encampment ground, and it would take about two hours to drive there.
After layers of security checks, Gu Nianzhi and Huo Shaoheng finally arrived at Gu Yanran’s small cell.
The cell was surrounded by walls on three sides. There were no windows.
When the door closed, the door and the wall seemed to merge into one.
It was very depressing.
Gu Yanran sat on a chair in the middle of the room.
There was a small conference table in front of her. Gu Nianzhi sat opposite her and looked at her without batting an eyelid.