Chapter 197: Spring, Which One to Choose
Su Hao didn’t have high expectations for Yashan’s knowledge, especially being illiterate. Many years ago, on Su Hao’s advice, Yashan had started the Temple Forest Academy in ‘Temple Forest City,’ focusing on basic literacy, arithmetic, and simple skills.
Of course, the most crucial part was instilling ideology, focusing on thoughts for both unique individuals and regular people. Good education begins with children, and in just a few decades, this land would undergo a transformation.
Now the academy system had even spread to Huixiang City, and according to Yashan, they had changed the academy’s name, unifying it as ‘Wei Education Academy — XX Branch.’
Su Hao found this change to be quite inappropriate, but he couldn’t interfere too much. After all, the final outcome was up to the Zhu Hua people themselves.
Ultimately, it came down to a matter of interests. As long as knowledge and ideology were spread, that was what mattered.
Five days later, Su Hao called Yashan into the laboratory. He first asked Yashan to consume his blood essence until only one-tenth remained to prevent uncontrolled activation of runes after successful evolution. Then he injected Yashan with genetically modified liquid that had been cultivated.
Yashan quickly fell into a deep sleep, and Su Hao observed his condition until the genetic modification was complete.
The genes Su Hao had modified were not within the Zhu Hua people’s ‘controller’ gene sequence range. They couldn’t be controlled at will, like a transformation into a ‘Child of Fate.’ Instead, they were directly solidified and forcefully expressed.
When Yashan woke up again, he discovered an additional pattern in his body: the ‘Rotation’ rune. This pattern continued to deepen and thicken over time, forming a distinct difference in blood flow. Finally, on the second day, the pattern solidified and stopped changing.
Yashan suddenly realized that the remaining blood essence in his body was now connected to this pattern, forming a complete blood essence system, making his internal capacity for blood essence much larger.
Yashan couldn’t help but exclaim, “Boss Wei, this is truly amazing!”
Su Hao conjured a diamond-like shield and placed it in front of Yashan. He said, “Try to activate your innate ability, ‘Rotation.'”
Yashan casually punched the diamond-like shield.
“Bang!” The incredibly strong diamond-like shield instantly shattered.
Yashan was delighted, “The ability activates very smoothly, as if it’s instinctive. It’s so powerful!”
Su Hao smiled and said, “After you replenish all your blood essence, you’ll find yourself even stronger than now. And that’s not all…”
With a mysterious smile, Su Hao told Yashan, “Yashan, I have an important task for you!”
Yashan, looking at Su Hao’s mischievous expression, felt a bit scared and asked, “What task?”
Su Hao said, “Go find a woman and have another child!”
Yashan widened his eyes in shock, “Is this a mission? Boss Wei, are you serious?”
Yashan hesitated and replied, “Well… I have… someone in mind… I’ll figure it out myself.”
Su Hao nodded, “That’s good. It’s been so many years; it’s time to find a companion for yourself.”
Su Hao wasn’t worried about Yashan’s compatibility as a ‘Child of Fate.’ Even if he found a unique individual from a different sequence, the child born would still express Yashan’s ‘Shell People’ sequence.
Furthermore, Su Hao implanted a special segment into Yashan’s genes, which could alter the female’s genes in the fertilized egg. However, the unfortunate part was that children born to advanced unique individuals could inherit genes up to the third level, and genes at the fourth level or above could only be obtained through consumption. After all, these genes were not naturally evolved by the Zhu Hua people but plundered from other unique beasts.
Su Hao’s research revealed that this was because the bodies of Zhu Hua infants couldn’t handle such strong gene expression. Therefore, during their development in the womb, the bodies automatically selected to remove genes at the fourth level or higher.
However, Su Hao’s purpose was not to study the genetic inheritance of unique individuals. He wanted to see if Yashan’s ‘Rotation’ gene could be passed down to the next generation. To achieve this, he needed to sacrifice Yashan’s virility.
As for why Su Hao didn’t personally handle this matter, he explained that he had already inscribed the ‘Perception’ rune, which didn’t involve ‘rune genes.’ Besides, he hadn’t taken an interest in any of the Zhu Hua women yet.
After leaving Su Hao’s laboratory, Yashan’s mind was far from as calm as he appeared. He felt that having one daughter, Taini, was enough. He had once had a son, but his son had already passed away, so he had no desire to have another child.
But when Boss Wei gave an order, he needed to obey. Especially since Boss Wei had called it a task, he decided to carry it out without hesitation.
Outside in the courtyard, Yashan hesitated for a long time. Various women’s faces and figures kept flashing through his mind—one after another, each with their unique charm. Yashan suddenly found himself in a dilemma. The problem wasn’t about finding women willing to have a child with him. It was about having too many choices, and he couldn’t decide which one to pick.
Yes, middle-aged Yashan, the highest leader of the ‘Temple Forest Society,’ was in high demand. However, he had restrained himself all these years, adhering to the principles of ‘three strictness, four diligence, and five prohibitions’ for martial artists as advised by Boss Wei, keeping himself pure. This time, for Boss Wei’s task, Yashan was willing to set aside his pride and choose a girl to have a child with.
“So, who should I choose? Each of them is so alluring! I can’t choose them all; that’s definitely too much…”
Such thoughts lingered in Yashan’s mind for a long time.
Another month passed, and Yashan’s condition stabilized. After fully recovering to his peak, he bid farewell to Su Hao, saying, “Boss Wei, this trip will probably take about a month. In this month… I will definitely complete the task you assigned.”
Su Hao replied, “Go ahead, Yashan! Stay strong!”
Yashan nodded vigorously, exuding the determination of a warrior. He leaped into the air and flew toward Huixiang City. The journey took only five to six hours, and Yashan soon arrived just outside Huixiang City. After some contemplation, he decisively made his way into the city.
“For Boss Wei’s mission, what’s sacrificing a bit of charm?”
“For Boss Wei’s mission, what’s losing some face?”
As Yashan walked, he brainwashed himself, and by the time he reached the ‘Temple Forest Society’ headquarters, he felt it was a matter of course. He had already convinced himself that this was a righteous and inevitable task.
He entered the president’s office and found his daughter, Taini, reading documents at her desk, with ‘Soul Eater’ Norin by her side as an assistant.
By this time, Taini and Norin had already noticed Yashan’s return. Norin immediately bowed and said, “Boss Yashan, you’re back!”
Taini, who had grown into a young woman, brightened up her eyes and immediately rushed forward to grab Yashan’s arm, saying, “Dad, come quickly; there’s something that requires your judgment!”
Yashan’s thoughts began to multiply, and he couldn’t help but observe Norin’s figure and appearance. “Hmm! Not bad at all, a top choice for childbearing!”
However, Yashan’s goal today wasn’t her. He took a deep breath, shook off Taini’s hand, and said seriously, “Taini, you can handle this matter; I have something more important to do.”
Then, Yashan turned to Norin and said, “Norin, help me contact ‘Shadow King’ Nana now. Tell her I need to see her at my house.”
Norin hadn’t fully grasped the seriousness of the situation yet but nodded and said, “Of course, Boss Yashan.”
After that, Yashan left and returned home to wait.
Soon, there was a knock on the door, and a crisp voice said, “Boss Yashan, you’re back! You wanted to see me?”
It was none other than ‘Shadow King’ Nana!
(End of this chapter)