Chapter 23: Li Yu
Han thought it was completely normal to hold hands with Ye Weiwei. It was just holding hands, completely normal. Also, Han was doing it to help her, having no other perverted thoughts.
Han took the subway and arrived at the subsidiary hospital of the Esper Administration. This place was specifically open for espers, and it was also one of the privileges espers had on Earth.
This subsidiary hospital took up a large piece of land. There were two giant gardens at the front and back of the hospital, provided for the recovering espers to take walks and exercise. All the equipment here were also the most advanced equipment in the world.
Han gave Li Qi a call and the two met at the front of the hospital.
The moment Li Qi saw Han he started yelling excitingly, “Han! Your zero-degree region healing medicines are godly! 4th Grandpa had it last night and he could already walk today morning! The doctors did a checkup on him and they couldn’t even believe it, they said that 4th Grandpa’s zero-degree region is recovering at an incredible speed. Not only is it fully healed now, it’s even possible that 4th Grandpa can go back to his pinnacle condition in his life!
Han smiled, “As long as it’s effective. Let’s go and check with your 4th Grandpa.”
Li Qi said in a hurry, “Right, right, right, 4th Grandpa knew that you were coming and he is already waiting for you at the Garden, he said he needs to thank you in person!”
Han Lang was shocked, “There’s no need to thank me… It’s something we should do for our seniors.”
Walking into the hospital’s garden in the back, there was an elder sitting in an arbour by the lake looking at the lotus flowers, with his back facing Han. Beside the elder was a muscular man in his 30s, currently making tea for the elder.
“4th Grandpa, Han Lang’s here!” Li Qi ran to the side of the elder and said.
The elder turned around, and their eyes met. Li Qi’s 4th Grandpa had a pair of eyes like an eagle. Although he was pretty old now, his eyes were still sharp, radiating an impressive force that only an elite esper soldier could.
“Turns out that the benefactor is here, hurry and come sit. Xiao Wu, hurry and make some tea for the benefactor.” 4th Grandpa said with a smile.
Han tried to kindly decline but was forced down to the seat by the guy named Xiao Wu, who said, “Your zero-degree region healing medicine saved Teacher’s career as a fighter. That’s a huge kindness, let’s discard the formal manners.”
Han could only obey and let Xiao Wu pour him a cup of tea. He sat right beside Li Qi’s 4th grandpa, with Xiao Wu and Li Qi both standing on the side.
“4th Grandpa, I heard from Li Qi that you are recovering nicely?” Han delightfully asked.
Li Qi’s grandpa smiled and said, “I can feel that my zero degree region is healing, and the doctor said I can possibly return to my pinnacle condition. But I don’t have too much demands, I’m happy enough that the medicine can save my life.”
Han answered, “What are you talking about, seeing how energetic you are, it’s no problem to live another couple hundred years.”
Everyone started laughing. Li Qi’s 4th Grandpa said, “A couple more hundred years? Wouldn’t that make me monster by then?”
Han answered in a serious manner, “I heard that the higher the level of an esper, the longer they can live. This time 4th Grandpa’s zero-degree brain region can fully heal, it might be even possible to go up in level! So a couple hundred years is still a conservative figure.”
4th Grandpa looked at Han and said, “You little guy really know what to say. Let me ask you, this zero-degree healing medicine is so magical, where did you get it? It must have cost a lot of money right? “
Li Qi started nervously giving Han the eye signal, his 4th Grandpa is a man of honor, if he hears that the healing medicines were made from cruelly extracting brain fluids from young espers, he might be unhappy.
Han got the signal and said, “I got it from a friend. Specifically how he got it, I don’t really understand as well. As for the money, it’s not a problem. It’s just me paying my respect for you. Oh right, 4th Grandpa, you look very familiar, but I don’t remember where I’ve seen you before.”
Xiao Wu whispered on the side, “You probably saw on TV. Teacher’s real name is Li Yu.”
Han was completely shocked, “Li Yu?! One of Ke Lake’s three teachers?! No wonder you look very familiar!”
Ke Lake was the strongest esper in the history of Earth, and he was quite famous in the entire Milky Way. He had three teachers, and they were all the highest ranked espers on Earth. It turned out that Li Qi’s 4th grandpa was one of Ke Lake’s teachers!
Li Yu gestured with his hands, and his eyes dimmed a little, “The past is the past, let’s not mention it.”
Han knew, it was still unclear whether Ke Lake was dead or alive, and without him as the pillar supporting Earth, it was still unknown whether Earth could make it through the Galactic Meet and avoid being colonized. Remembering these didn’t help in improving Li Yu’s mood.
Senior Li Yu also realized that he might’ve made the atmosphere less joyful, so he quickly asked Han, “According to Li Qi, you are also an esper, and you even have the respected SSS ranked power. As an esper, what are your future plans?”
Han started making fun of himself, “My power itself is pretty good, but my foundation is way too horrible. After a few days I plan to go to Siberia and focus on training for a bit to see if I can improve my stats and level.
Li Yu knew about Han’s background, but what triggered his interest was why he wanted to go to Siberia. It was such a rural area.
“Is your trip to Siberia arranged by the Esper Administration?” Li Yu asked in curiosity.
Han shook his head and said, “No, it’s my own decision. My ability, Void End, can nullify any espers’ abilities, but if I want to fight back then I desperately need to train my body and practice martial arts. So I decided to find an extremely cold area to do some training.”
Han continued, “Originally I wanted to go to the South Pole, but there’s no base there and it will be hard to get resources. That’s why I decided to go to Siberia.”
Li Yu nodded, “Practicing martial arts and training your body in the extreme cold? Who taught you that?”
Han answered, “A friend of mine said practicing martial arts is like practicing your life. Only in the extreme cold, when one push oneself to their limit, they can learn the true arts of fighting and a solid set of skills. That’s why I want to give it a shot.”
Li Yu was deep in thought for a second and starting talking, “Your friend is very right, humans can reveal the most potential when they are pushed to their limits and placed at the gate of death. He told you to go to an extremely cold place to train. Although it’s kind of cruel, but it’s still the right path.”
“But no matter how low your Power Index is, you are still an esper, so the normal level of cold is still not enough to push you to your limit.”
Han stopped for a second, and said, “That’s true, I feel a lot stronger than before too. Aside from Siberia, where else can help me train better?”
Li Yu considered for a bit and made a decision, he smiled and said, “Han, since you know who I am, you probably know what I do right?”
Han nodded, “You are the Chief of Extinction Site Administration. It said so on TV.”
Li Yu laughed, “If you are not scared of hard work, we are working on an extinction site at the South Pole, it has the environment you want there, and extremely cold environment.”
“After all I still owe you a big favor. How about this? I will get you into the Extinction Site Administration, then I will give you any training environment and equipment you want. You don’t have to worry about anything and just focus on training.”
This was such good news! What is the Extinction Site Administration? It’s not an exaggeration to call it the most important institution of the United Government of Earth. It was in control of the top confidential intelligence and an abundant amount of resources, so only the strongest and most loyal espers can be qualified to work at the Extinction Site Administration.
Of course, Han didn’t expect Li Yu to take him on a tour in the legendary extinction site, he was happy enough to find the right environment to train and have the resource support from the Extinction Site Administration. It’s the best treatment you can get on Earth!
“4th Grandpa, don’t worry, I just want a good place to concentrate on training. I won’t give you any trouble.” Han said very sincerely.
Li Yu thought for a second, and turned to Xiao Wu on his said and said, “You take care of this arrangement, and two days from now Han will leave with us to the South Pole. Give Han the best training and living conditions.”