Chapter 41: Training
“Your birthday present, I’ve finished it” Gu Qing Shan changed the subject.
“Ah! I want my present! When are you giving it to me? I want to see my present a bit early too!” Su Xue Er was still regretting for slip of the tongue, but quickly became joyful again when she heard that.
“Do you have time tonight?”
“I do, recommended students really only go to get used to the campus early, meeting the professors early, while I’m actually quite free everyday”
“Ok then, tonight I’ll come to meet you”
“Then I’ll be waiting”
Su Xue Er once again felt her words were a bit careless, got embarrassed and quickly turned off her phone.
Gu Qing Shan lightly laughed a bit, then operated his phone again.
“I’m here, I’ve heard your conversation, Blazing Angel’s first form testing is complete, currently testing second form”
“Can you not eavesdrop on me?”
“Be assured, Impartial Goddess will not interfere with anybody’s right to love”
“That’s not what I meant, I mean don’t tap my calls”
“In accordance to citizen Gu Qing Shan’s request, Su Xue Er has been listed as a secret contact, removing from secret security observation”
“…What were we talking about? Right, I want the Blazing Angel”
“The testing hasn’t been completed, must you gift the Blazing Angel to Su Xue Er right now?”
“Hm, no need to worry, I’ve tested all the forms already”
Tested them all in my past life, Gu Qing Shan silently added.
“Blazing Angel in preparation for launch”
“Su Xue Er added to Confederate list of key protective figures”
“Blazing Angel ready for launch in 3 hours”
“Very good, thank you” Gu Qing Shan cut off his call.
For some reason, in the past few days, Gu Qing Shan doesn’t need to officially make a request at all and can always contact Impartial Goddess at any time.
Maybe it’s because I’ve become a person close to the President so she gives me special attention? Gu Qing Shan thought to himself.
He took a quick shower, changed into some clean clothes and left the room.
He still has the morning free, and can probably use this time to train his Skills a bit.
Gu Qing Shan went to the receptionist and quickly found a gym that had an archery range.
Archery has become a Noble’s sport ——-during this day and age, pretty much all cold weapons have become high-class sports.
Meaning, the cost won’t be cheap.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly remembered, he should check how much credits he has left.
The President will help with this education, but he’s not the greedy kind of person that will ask others for everything he wants.
Taking out his personal Holo-Brain, Gu Qing Shan checked his possessions.
“Huh, there’s still around 19200 credits left, if I use them sparingly I’ll have enough for a while”
This is the money he had saved from working part-time, originally he planned on using it to pay for his first year of University.
Since now he doesn’t have to worry about tuition fees anymore, Gu Qing Shan’s economic situation has improved greatly.
Gu Qing Shan eyes scanned the Holo-Brain’s screen a bit and was stunned.
“Personal Merit: 799,873,957,281,439 points”
A bit confused, Gu Qing Shan hit the Holo-Brain a bit on instinct.
The number on it still didn’t change.
“I’ve used this Holo-Brain for 7-8 years already, seems like it’s finally malfunctioned”
To create to Mech for Su Xue Er, he spent 2000 points in exchange for Impartial Goddess’ help, so he should have basically nothing left.
Because of that, such an astronomically number could only be because the Holo-Brain have a problem.
To buy another Holo-Brain, he’ll have to spend a lot, his credits will quickly be reduced again.
That’s not good, I can’t just spend all I have, let’s quickly find another place to work, that way I can actually pay for my own expenses.
With a heavy heart, Gu Qing Shan came out of the hotel and got onto a shuttle bus.
Half an hour later, Gu Qing Shan got out from the crowded shuttle bus, almost stumbling.
“How different the capital is, so many people”
Gu Qing Shan wiped the sweat off his forehead, as he turned around he saw the gym’s billboard.
As Gu Qing Shan walked in, a few receptionist girls immediately stood up.
“Our grandest welcome sir, please pardon me asking, do you have a membership card?” A receptionist girl politely asked.
“I don’t, first time here” Gu Qing Shan answered honestly.
The receptionist quickly stepped down as a manager-looking female came up.
The woman only took a glance before her attitude clearly became cold.
Gu Qing Shan today was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants, even though he looks clean, the hems of both his T-shirt and pants are all worn out, clearly old clothes.
To conceal the Night Rain and his Inventory Bag, he was even using a long bag used for carrying bows ——the cheapest kind.
The manager has to welcome so many people every day, of course, her eyes are extremely sharp, immediately recognizing him as a poor student.
“The free trial area is on the right, underground 2nd floor”
The manager turned her eyes, retracted her smile and simply said.
“Could I ask where the archery range is?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“The archery range?”
The manager laughed a bit, so he’s one of those youths that tries everything to find a way up society huh.
The sport called archery is always loved by nobles.
A slightly good set of bow and arrow would cost at least a few ten thousand, a special-made high-quality bow would cost 500 thousand credits at least.
A normal person simply doesn’t have the money to buy special-made bows.
Even renting the public bows at the archery range would require a minimum deposit time of 3 months for regular people, so the cost isn’t something to joke about.
Because of that, the archery range is exclusively a place for nobles and rich people.
“Do you have your own bow sir? If not, then you can buy one at our place” the manager simply asked without changing her expression.
She fully believes that single sentence is enough to extinguish the delusions of this youth.
“Yes, I do have one, I only need a place to practice” Gu Qing Shan nodded
The manager squinted her eyes.
She once again took a look at the youth.
She wasn’t wrong, a cheap set of clothes, even the shoes he’s wearing are old, belonging to some unknown brand.
The face isn’t bad, yet so shameless that he’s willing to lie just to get into the archery range?
Do you want to climb up using nobles that much?
The manager silently laughed, then pointed inside: “The archery range is inside the club and needs to pass by at least 2 other areas, would you like me to guide you?”
“Then I’ll trouble you” Gu Qing Shan answered.
“Please come with me”
The manager lead Gu Qing Shan forward, turning around and gestured with her eyes.
The other receptionists all saw that smiled knowingly.
When the two of them have already left the lobby, a few couldn’t help it and broke out smiling.
“He’ll probably be kicked out quickly”
“Definitely, these kinds of poor people don’t know you need to have very high status to get into the archery range, otherwise the door wouldn’t even open”
“I really want to see his confused look when he’s blocked outside and couldn’t even get in the door”
“Just wait, he’ll be escorted out by security soon”
“Then, how about we all say ‘hope to see you again’?”
“Haha, good idea”
The manager lead Gu Qing Shan passed a firing range, a pool area, and finally to an automatic door.
She silently stepped back, smiled and said: “We’re here, please come in sir”
“Ah, thanks” Gu Qing Shan walked forward.
The doors are still closed.
When Gu Qing Shan tried to push it, the door was seen to be locked.
He looked back at the manager.
The manager’s expression was cold, answered: “To enter the archery range, you need to use your Holo-Brain for identification, and only if you reach a certain prerequisite, sir”
Gu Qing Shan tiredly: “My Holo-Brain seems to be malfunctioning today, may be another time then”
The manager smirked and said: “Why don’t you try a bit; maybe you’ll be able to pass?”
Her hands waved, the security guards around the area quickly came.
When Gu Qing Shan saw that, he misunderstood.
Since under normal circumstances, if you refuse to identify yourself, you have to be either an escapee or an illegal immigrant, either way you must have some sort of problem.
He shook his head and just took out his Holo-Brain and turned on wireless identification.
“Welcome, distinguished individual, having you here is our Interstellar Club’s honor”
The electronic voice sounded, together with a hint of respect.
This is a pre-recorded voice, as different people with different status comes, the welcoming voice will be different.
The archery range door quickly opened the way.
As the manager heard that, she was stunned.
Others might not understand, but she knows very well what that designation means.
Only Leader-class characters or one of the 9 Lords would be called a “distinguished individual”.
The security guards are all very clever immediately bowed and quickly returned to their post.
Inside the archery range, two employees quickly stepped out to welcome him, bowing a 90 degrees’ angle: “Welcome sir, please come with me”
Gu Qing Shan replied: “Very well”
————-a capital gym is very different indeed, their serving attitude is on a whole different level.
As Gu Qing Shan was walking into the archery range, he suddenly turned around and sincerely thanked the manager: “Thank you for being the guide”
“Your, your words are too kind”, the manager stood outside the door, her voice trembling.
Gu Qing Shan smiled and followed the two employees inside.
The automatic door slowly closed.
And the manager is still stunned.