Apocalyptic Rebirth: Earth’s Vast Changes - Chapter 18
The dinner continued on merrily. When they were done, it was already late at night. So, Qin Luo called for taxis and sent them back. Then, he proceeded to return back to his home as well.
At this point, Qin Luo felt that his villa’s defenses were almost completed on the armory’s side. As for the rest of the details, it would be added gradually in the future, so there was no need for him to hurry.
Furthermore, Zhou Deren had also delivered several batches of goods to the warehouse he specified in Dongliang County as scheduled. And as he had promised, when Qin Luo checked, there was nothing inferior mixed in.
As such, Qin Luo also fulfilled the promise from his end. So, though he did not immediately transfer the stocks under his name to Zhou Deren, he still signed the corresponding documents needed to transfer it. Seeing that Qin Luo did not seem to play with him, Zhou Deren finally felt assured and relieved. Thus, he accelerated the speed of gathering the goods Qin Luo wanted.
Hence why the contract that was initially supposed to be fulfilled during one month duration was completed after twenty days. Of course, the value of these goods couldn’t be offset against all the equity that Qin Luo’s grandpa had.
Zhou Deren had been in contact with Qin Luo several times, so he knew that the young head of the Qin Family was not someone who would deceive others. And he knew that Qin Luo was not gullible either. Thus, he understood that if he wanted to get all equity from him, he had to pay something equal to the stocks’ worth.
So, without waiting for Qin Luo to open his mouth and speak, Zhou Deren straightforwardly transferred the money that equaled the shares he wanted from his account to Qin Luo’s.
When the young head of the Qin Family saw that Zhou Deren was acting quite upright, he no longer acted like the Taiji and withheld the documents from him. Qin Luo generously transferred his equity to Zhou Deren. Thus, from that point onwards, they owed nothing to each other.
Not long after their deal was concluded, the news that Zhou Deren had an incurable disease and had flown to the R Country for help was leaked by someone. Not only that, but this news was also disclosed by the media and published on the third page of the newspaper.
Although the news was placed on an inconspicuous location, the evidence it offered was conclusive. As such, when Qin Luo read it, he was completely relieved that things did not seem to change too much.
Meanwhile, after a period of continuous extraction treatment, a lot of silver ions were removed from the bones of Ink’s legs. And Aunt Liu had also paid attention to his diet. Therefore, Ink’s complexion was much better than when he first arrived in their place.
However, considering that the silver ions were injected in his leg bone when he was still a child in his growth phase, some of it had fused into the bone as he developed. Not only that, but the long-term injection that Ink had been subjected to had caused Qin Luo’s attempt to remove it became more and more difficult as well.
Nowadays, it often took him several hours before he could barely absorb a little. Still, despite the fact that the size of the silver ions he could absorb was no bigger than a small grain of rice, Qin Luo was not discouraged at all. He still believed that in the near future, Ink could be completely rescued from the pain caused by the silver ions in his body.
While Qin Luo was feeling hopeful, Ink himself was also very content with his current condition. After all, he now had no problem in walking, running, and jumping around. So, he was much happier right now than he was back in the institute.
Then again, how could he not be happy with his current life? He was not treated with terror like he was back in the institute. In fact, to him, this life seemed like how it would be if he went to heaven.
Nonetheless, he knew that he would never reach the kind of beautiful place that people described. Especially since his existence was a cursed one. But he was fine with that since his paradise was wherever Qin Luo was. So, he would protect this man at all costs. Even if the end of the world that Qin Luo had said would come really arrived, it would not stop him from doing his utmost to protect him.
Ink’s idea was not a naïve fantasy, though. Because he clearly felt it. With the reduction of the silver ions in his body, his ability that had been forcibly suppressed was slowly recovering.
Not only the distance and range of his ability to sense things were greatly expanded, but the image that he sensed also changed from the red lines outlined by blood to a clear image. Additionally, Ink had once secretly stretched his nails to a length of a foot and had experimented with it.
The result… well, turned out that the seemingly fragile translucent nails of his could leave a few deep marks on the hard rocks placed in the garden. In fact, he could feel that if he just added a little more force, then he would be able to tear the rock into pieces.
Slowly, the floating sensation he felt from expanding his senses faded and his awareness returned back to his body. And for a moment, just for a moment, Ink felt that his body seemed to be a bit light and weightless. So much so that even without the wind presence, dust simply would not be able to settle on him. When this feeling emerged, somehow, everything he perceived gradually slowed down to a crawl with each passing second.
Ink was very pleased with this change. And if he was not afraid of exposing his identity and induced feelings of disgust and panic in Qin Luo, he would really like to immediately show off his ability in front of Qin Luo.
Honestly, he himself was not clear of the reason behind this feeling. He did not know why he wanted to show off toward Qin Luo. However, if he insisted on classifying the feeling, the closest to it would be… He felt like a peacock that was showing off his gorgeous tail feathers toward his chosen female.