Chapter 630: Member of the Council (Part One)
Hawking came back to his
senses and looked at Xu Cheng. “The second guarantee is indeed very
attractive. With your current monopoly on that piece of medical technology, you
can indeed attract more powerful members to serve you, but the guarantee of
security, you may not be able to do more than those professional agents. This
point is unlikely to attract people. In addition, as medical advancements
continue to breakthrough, perhaps this advantage will be lost one day! After
all, it’s not like everyone will have cancer or something similar like me.”
Xu Cheng smiled. “Since you are not interested, then forget it. I will let you go back after you finish your research on quantum nuclear weapons.”
Hawking looked at Xu Cheng. “Do you think I can still go back? Now the M Nation is negotiating with the E Nation about me, saying that I threw myself into the river and disappeared. You think that after I’ve been missing for two months, the MI6 will let me go without asking where I’ve been all this time? You’re thinking too simply. Once I go home, I’ll be targeted, no different than a spy. That’s why I turned down the offer to come here with you in the first place, and frankly, I lost my family.”
Xu Cheng was stunned for a moment before he looked at the old man with some guilt and said, “I’m sorry for being a bit of an a-----e, but I did have some lack of consideration before.”
Hawking shook his head. “The blame is not entirely on you, and it is also true that in the M Nation, you are indeed the only one who could save me and get me out. Besides, as you said, I shouldn’t have wasted my talent by not doing anything. The only regret is that I didn’t do anything for my country, but that’s okay. Consider it as a reward for helping me recover to being able to live like a normal person, I will do my best to help you with making quantum weapons!.”
Xu Cheng patted his shoulder and said, “Old man, I owe you a favor, and in the future, if you need it at any time, no matter if it’s you or your family, just come to me and I will help you.”
Hawking laughed. “Wait until you are well alive. People like you are similar to those allied warlords in the I Nation. Sooner or later, they will also be killed by the M Nation. I feel that your life will definitely not be as long as mine.”
Having said that, Hawking walked away.
Xu Cheng laughed. “What I said is true. Regarding the matter of the Deviant Corp members, I can give you an honorary badge. Are you really not interested?”
“No,” Hawking refused outright.
It was much later, when Hawking recalled today’s conversation with his grandchildren, he said, “What I regret the most in my life was that I underestimated that young man, and that I turned down this position, a position that even the presidents of Europe had to give full credit for!”
Xu Cheng’s current model was the club model, absorbing more members to form a chain of interest.
Other people’s chains of interest was to make money, but the Deviant Corp was different; their model was to kill!
With Xu Cheng’s current genetic technology, there was no problem at all in delaying or curing various diseases.
No one in power would complain of a life that was too long, they could be even afraid of a short life.
So it was easy to gather those in power into the council, and some say that will offend or marginalize other mysterious organizations, and they would be targeted if this affected their growth.
Xu Cheng just wanted to say that maybe he would be afraid facing the whole world, but in terms of assassination, it wouldn’t just bragging if one said that as long as Xu Cheng claimed that he was second best, no one would dare to name themselves first. Then again, one shouldn’t forget that none of the members of the Deviant Corp were simple, it wasn’t really a different thing for any of them to erase someone off the face of the Earth.
That was why Xu Cheng had decided to bring the Deviant Corp behind the scenes so that its members could grow first. Once the Deviant Corp grew and absorbed more capable people, relying on their influence, even if they were exposed as Deviants later on, who could come forward?! Let them try! (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
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