Chapter 425: Low-key Bragging (Part One)
The four youngsters didn’t know exactly why Xu Cheng was allowed to sit there and receive the approval and recognition of the five elders. If this identity were to leak out, he could really roam freely without a care across the country!
And this wasn’t an exaggeration at all.
Even princelings (TL note: second-generation of powerful politicians in the central government) would think twice before they provoke Xu Cheng!
In fact, instead of saying that Xu Cheng was kicked out of the military completely and broke all ties with the country, it was more accurate to say that the country was actually protecting him!
He lost the Dragon King position, yet the five elders basically gave him a mountain to rely on!
The five elders recognizing him as their grandson was no joke. At least speaking for in the current era, as long as at least one of the five elders were alive, no one could touch Xu Cheng!
It was a kind of protection for Xu Cheng!
But, Xu Cheng felt like he didn’t need it and that was why he didn’t want to come. But, he couldn’t disobey Elder Ye so he had no choice but to attend this reunion. On the way here, he already predicted what was going on. To put it simply, the nation wanted to retain him as a talent!
And the price the nation was paying for this to happen was already enough for Xu Cheng to brag about for his whole life.
But since he was already taken in as the grandson of these grandpas, Xu Cheng decided to just let it be.
Elder Nie seemed to have seen through Xu Cheng’s thoughts and he smiled as he said, “Child, don’t worry too much about other things. You just got four grandpas, there are no obligations that come with this. In fact, Big Brother Ye had always been telling us that he has this treasure and was bragging about you every day, saying that he will share this treasure with us. We are even closer than brothers, so obviously, we share all the good things. So today, you are Big Brother Ye’s grandson, and you are naturally our grandson. Don’t think of yourself as an outsider in the future, you can come and visit anytime. Just treat all five of our homes like your own, got it?”
Xu Cheng nodded.
In fact, if they were to look back to Xu Cheng’s childhood and family background, these five elders were basically compensating Xu Cheng on behalf of the country.
First of all, he didn’t have a good childhood. The elders thought that he might not have a sense of belonging in Huaxia since he grew up in Britain. Plus, Xu Zhenxiong was so loyal to the country, yet he met bitter end. On this issue, the country didn’t do a good job. Plus this time, Xu Cheng played a critical role in wiping out the four behemoth clans, yet he still lost the only blood-related family he had left. Connecting all of this together, he indeed lost too much. After thinking about this for a long time, the five elders thought that they could only use this kind of method to give Xu Cheng more care, and make him feel that the nation’s got his back!
In fact, the five elders didn’t really give him anything in terms of actual positions or powers, so it was naturally not against any laws or rules.
But, although it looked like nothing was given, what happened today basically reshaped Xu Cheng’s background to be one of the most powerful men in the country!
Xu Cheng said, “I got it. Thanks, five Grandpas!”
Elder Ye: “Brat, in the future, remember to come to Yanjing to play with us. Hey, you youngsters shouldn’t just think about having fun every day. You gotta spend some time with the elderly too, am I right?”
Xu Cheng rolled his eyes at him. “If you would stop bragging all the time, I might be willing to talk to you more.” (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
“What’s wrong about bragging?” Elder Ye’s eyes spread wide open, and he pointed at Zhou Xiaoming and the other three youngsters and said, “Go and ask them, they just love to hear my stories. Thinking back to that year…” (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
Xu Cheng: “Alright, alright, here you go again. Is it the one about you killing your way from the southwest district to the northeast district again?”
“Aiya, you brat, you just got these four grandpas, and your wings are already tough?” Elder Ye appeared to be very angry. He pressed down on the table and said, “You brat, other than this time you killed a few Wei Nation guys, what other capabilities do you have? You think you can brag like me? Let me tell you, back then, I took down at least a fully reinforced company of Wei Nation troops!” (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
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