Gu Nianzhi felt disgusted, and she quickly pushed his head away. She then put her hand behind her back and frowned. “What are you doing? Are you crazy?!”
Reinitz pursed his lips uncomfortably, then took out a packet of paper towels from his pocket, and handed it to Gu Nianzhi. “This kind of paper towel can sterilize and stop the bleeding.”
After a pause, he said, “I didn’t mean anything by it. I just wanted to stop the bleeding from your wound.”
Gu Nianzhi took the tissue from his hand. She tried to suppress the urge to ask but still couldn’t help it, so she said angrily, “…You could’ve given me the tissue to stop the bleeding. What did you mean by licking the wound?”
How could she speak of him as if he were a dog…?
But when Gu Nianzhi pressed the wound with a tissue, she found that there was no longer any blood in the wound.
Reinitz looked down and smiled as he said, “Look, saliva can really stop the bleeding. If it weren’t for me, would your bleeding have stopped so quickly?”
He didn’t mean to expose her.
Gu Nianzhi, “…”
She didn’t raise her head. She covered the back of her injured hand with the other, and the expression on her face appeared conflicted.
In the empty hall of the Taj Mahal, only the two of them stood facing each other, with two white coffins next to them. The situation appeared a little eerie.
Reinitz’s men were on guard outside, so no one could get close to the hall where the coffin was placed.
The hall was too quiet. So quiet that it was as if you could hear the passage of time.
Gu Nianzhi sighed softly, and her voice actually echoed in the hall.
The faint sound shocked even herself.
Reinitz put his hands in his trouser pockets and turned around. He no longer looked at Gu Nianzhi, but at the two coffins of the Taj Mahal, then he suddenly said, “…The verse on the note was indeed written by your father, Gu Xiangwen.”
Gu Nianzhi, “…”
“Where’s the evidence?” Gu Nianzhi refused to accept any claims without supporting evidence. “You say so, but why do you keep on spreading such rumors?”
“Spreading such rumors?” Reinitz chuckled and shrugged. “You’ve already received your father’s manuscripts and letters sent to you by scientists in Japan, right?”
Gu Nianzhi nodded. “How do you know?”
“Of course, I know.” Reinitz turned his head and gazed at her meaningfully. “Don’t you know how many people around the world are paying attention to the lawsuit between you and the Angels on Earth Foundation?”
“I really have no idea.” Gu Nianzhi placed her injured hand into her trouser pocket and facing the coffin of the emperor and concubine of the Taj Mahal in the same position as Reinitz. She said in an apathetic tone, “I’m busy, so how could I pay attention to stuff like that? Besides, I’ve already entrusted the lawsuit to a foreign law firm anyway.”
Reinitz remained silent for a while, then he asked, “Don’t you want to know how I got this note?”
Gu Nianzhi snickered a little. “Do you want to test my intelligence, or do you want to test my reasoning abilities?”
“I don’t mean that.” Reinitz shook his head helplessly. “Cereus, you have to believe me, although I… have done a lot of things I’m not proud of, I don’t mean to hurt you.”
She was perfect, the one and only.
He wouldn’t allow anyone to hurt her.
Gu Nianzhi didn’t look at him and took two steps forward. Then, staring at the beautifully crafted coffin in front of her, she said airily, “It’s actually very easy to analyze. You’ve already given me a lot of clues.”
“First of all, you said that the verse on the note was written by my father, and then you asked me how you got this note. This shows that the handwriting may be real, but the note itself might be fabricated.”
Although Reinitz had been mentally prepared for a long time, Gu Nianzhi’s extraordinary intelligence and even more extraordinary logical reasoning abilities never failed to amaze him.
He couldn’t help but gaze at Gu Nianzhi in awe and wonder. He felt himself grow even more attracted to her.
When she spoke, she seemed to shine in his eyes.
Gu Nianzhi raised her eyebrows. “What? Was I wrong? And, you knew that scientists from Japan sent me back my father’s manuscripts and letters. This shows that you’ve known where my father’s manuscripts and letters had been all along. Perhaps you’ve already read them?”
“After reading it, you found these two poems and pieced them together onto a piece of paper. With the abilities of your bureau, it is even possible to remake paper, not to mention deliberately crumple it, so I didn’t feel suspicious when I saw it at first.”
Reinitz chuckled. “Well, well, you really are quite clever, and you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head.”
“Then you don’t deny it?”
“I will admit that when I found out that your father’s manuscripts and letters were given to Japan’s foundation by your sister, I seized the opportunity to work for that foundation for a few years.”
Reinitz crossed his arms. His tall figure was very eye-catching in the white hall.
“So that’s how it is.” Gu Nianzhi nodded. “I was wondering why you had that piece of paper in your possession.”
“I read all the manuscripts and letters that your father left behind, and I made a copy. If you are lucky and manage to unlock the codes, you will be able to see all the manuscripts and letters.” Reinitz pointed out to her meaningfully and gazed back at Gu Nianzhi as he chuckled.
Gu Nianzhi said, “We don’t need to decrypt the password at the moment, because they have already returned the manuscripts to us.”
Reinitz curled his lips. “You wouldn’t be so naive as to actually think that those Japanese scientists would return every single manuscript and letter to you, right?”
“Why wouldn’t they?! How dare they hide anything?! We’ll make them pay if they dare do such a thing! We have a list!” Gu Nianzhi shook her fist in the air, and her facial expression appeared aggravated and lively. “I will go back and compare our lists carefully! If they dare hide anything, we will fine them ten thousand yuan! Not ten thousand yen!”
“Your list isn’t complete at all.” Reinitz seemed to be even cognizant about the list Gu Nianzhi prepared. “Ye Xuan, your sister Gu Yanran’s assistant, did it for you, right? Some things were sent out before he went to the Gu family’s house, so…”
Gu Nianzhi immediately understood what he meant. “So, the list that Ye Xuan gave us definitely doesn’t include the things that were transferred out before him.”
So how much useful material did Gu Yanran send away before he came?!
Gu Nianzhi had the urge to return to the Huaxia Empire immediately to interrogate Gu Yanran!
Reinitz nodded and said with a smile, “You actually already have all the materials, but those materials are locked in the safe, and since you don’t have the key, you can’t open the safe.”
Gu Nianzhi heard him clearly and understood that Reinitz was talking about the encrypted folders.
Using their existing supercomputers, it would take five hundred years to decipher the codes.
Gu Nianzhi tugged the corners of her mouth, and refusing to take the bait, she shook her head and said, “Never mind, then. Besides, those scientists from Japan didn’t manage to make anything of my father’s manuscripts, so it’s obvious they aren’t that intelligent and couldn’t decipher it.”
Reinitz laughed again. “Cereus, don’t be so foolhardy and arrogant. Do you really think the scientists in Japan are that incompetent? That they really couldn’t recreate the experiment even when they had someone else’s experiment log in their possession?!”
“…What do you mean?” Gu Nianzhi felt that Reinitz was insinuating something beneath the surface. A lightbulb went off inside her head, and she immediately asked, “Are you saying that the data Gu Yanran transferred out didn’t contain anything important?!”
D*mn, he wanted to curse.
How could she react so fast?!
Why couldn’t she just let him bluff for once?!
Gu Nianzhi saw how Reinitz’s expression had suddenly grown stiff, and she clapped her hands as she laughed merrily. “I guess I’m right? Let me just say, with my father’s abilities and Gu Yanran’s IQ, even if my father is gone, it would be unthinkable for her to give away my father’s prized possession to other people.”
Gu Nianzhi didn’t know much about Gu Xiangwen, but from the few incidents, such as the airplane engine drawing, and the electronic fence in the Blue Hole of the Caribbean, all of them were jaw-dropping achievements.
Since Gu Xiangwen was so excellent, how could scientists in Japan get nowhere with his manuscript even after seven years?
Although Gu Nianzhi verbally belittled Japan’s scientists, she also knew that those people weren’t incompetent. In reality, many people were quite impressive.
But since so many competent people couldn’t do anything with other people’s experimental manuscripts, the only conclusion is that those experimental manuscripts didn’t contain important data.
Reinitz snapped back to reality after a while, but he didn’t conceal his admiration, and simply nodded as he said, “You are right. According to the data I have seen during my work in that foundation for those few years, the manuscript data doesn’t contain your father’s real core research data, but rather early experimental data from more than 20 years ago.”
“It may have been considered very advanced 20 years ago, but after 20 years, technological research and advancement in other countries around the world have also been booming, so those findings were no longer considered to be groundbreaking.”
“Japan’s scientists searched in vain for seven years as they tried to find data from which the experiment could be continued, but in the end, they managed to find nothing.”
It was better to fully rely on one’s own research data.
Gu Nianzhi laughed heartily, and she was full of respect for her father as she said, “My father truly was amazing. Even without being there, he still managed to play those Japanese for fools!”
“It’s such a pity…” Reinitz let out a deep sigh. “Your father was a genius who died young.”
Gu Nianzhi’s heart immediately sank, and her expression changed drastically. “What did you just say?! How do you know for sure that my father really passed away?!”
Upon seeing her ability to change her facial expression in an instant, Reinitz was quite impressed by her. He said with an enigmatic smile on his face, “Cereus, you are really quite interesting. I personally thought I knew you and your father quite well, but I realized that you and the dear little girl whom your father mentioned in his letter seem to be completely different people.”