“I’d love to find a place to farm when I retire, so I might want to ask you for advice. When I was a kid, I loved to plant flowers and raise chickens and ducks in my own backyard. My wife also sometimes asks me to help with the garden at home.”
The two of them actually talked for a while about their experience in raising flowers, plants and small animals, making Yan Xueshan unconsciously develop good feelings about that old man instead of a cold Presidential image.
Their meeting could be described as a happy one.
As soon as the president left, however, Arthur immediately pulled him aside and said, “Don’t trust him too much, he just wants to trick you into coming back to the military again.
“I was afraid to tell you before.” Arthur hesitated for a moment, holding Yan Xueshan’s hand as he was sincerely explaining, “Your application for retirement needed to be approved by him. When he was approving it, he said that he would get you back sooner or later. It was just a strategic retreat to further advance.
“Later, knowing that I wanted to propose to you, he urged me all day to hurry up and get married to you so I could coax you back to the army.
“Don’t think he is taking his time. In fact, in the past few months, he has asked me repeatedly if we already have a marriage certificate. He was implying that even if I didn’t have a wedding, it’s best to apply for a marriage certificate so I could tie you up!”
Yan Xueshan listened to him quietly and seemed distracted. Then raising his head, he asked, “Are you finished?”
Arthur was stunned as he spoke. “I am finished.”
He became much calmer all of sudden.
Yan Xueshan said, “Since it’s over let’s do the coherence rate test.”
Arthur was speechless for a moment.
Yan Xueshan ended the conversation neatly, turned around and left as Arthur hurriedly followed after him asking, “Master, what do you mean by that? Are you okay with this?”
Yan Xueshan stopped and rightfully said, “We are getting married anyway and we would be bound to each other in the future. I don’t care about anything else. Unless you die, I won’t change partners.”
Arthur snapped from a daze, as if the clouds over his head disappeared all at once and it became sunny all of sudden. “Yeah!”
The result of the test came out quickly: 99.90214%
It wasn’t low, but also not their highest rate.
Yan Xueshan stared at the data and thought for a while. Pondering, he said, “Not bad. As expected, it’s really useful. It has risen so quickly. However, it’s not as high as our record.”
He felt Arthur beside him seem to hold his breath for a moment. Turning his head to look at him, Arthur just smiled slightly. “I think… I think it’s probably because it’s been a few hours since we did it, so there’s not much effect. Why don’t we hurry to do the test next time as soon as we’re done?”
That didn’t seem quite right, but as Yan Xueshan thought about it, for the sake of science he agreed to it. “Then next time, you have to hurry up and don’t spend half a day in preparation.”
He was delayed for a half a day.
Arthur directly asked the principal for a leave for him.
When Yan Xueshan returned to school, everyone was discussing the news about the reappearance of the Blue Reaper on the internet.
Yan Xueshan himself was very calm, as if he lacked interest in this matter.
He was stopped by a boy halfway who asked, “Where did you go for the past two days? What a coincidence?”
Yan Xueshan thought the boy looked familiar, but couldn’t remember where he had seen him before. He was about to say something when Polly came out and rushed to his side, saying, “He was sick. I can testify for him! Song Chao, you’re not a part of the Agriculture Department, so what are you doing here?”
Yan Xueshan didn’t say anything while Polly helped him get rid of people.
When everyone else was gone, she asked with glowing eyes, “You’re going back to the base to pilot the mecha occasionally, right?”
Yan Xueshan nodded his head.
Polly’s cheeks were flushed, and she was so excited that she almost fainted. ” Good, good! You can go, I’ll cover for you at school so absolutely no one will find out your identity. How wonderful! You are finally with Artemis again!”
Speaking of this, she hesitated, as if she wanted to ask something.
Yan Xueshan asked, “What’s the matter?”
She asked cautiously, “I want to make sure… are you engaged to Admiral Arthur?”
“No.” Yan Xueshan bluntly denied it.
Her mood dropped rapidly.
Yan Xueshan said straightforwardly, “We’re not engaged, but getting married directly.”
He still found it a bit strange. When did Arthur plan to have the wedding with him?
He doesn’t like to delay, so it was better to do it quickly, since he wasn’t sure what Arthur was actually planning.
Edited by: Antiope1