Chapter 178: Back Home (Part Two)
Chapter 178: Back Home (Part Two)
“I want to see this young man named Han Lang.” The Protector said to himself.
“I will send someone to get him.” Isaac said.
“No, I will just go find him on Earth. I haven’t visited the Milky Way in a long time. Before Operation Butterfly begins, I want to go once more.” The Protector deepened his voice and said.
Li Qi ultimately didn’t become a soldier. Because he didn’t have super powers like Han, he did not join the army because he only wanted to become an esper soldier, not a normal one.
So Li Qi obeyed his family’s arrangements to go into university and majored in business management. In the future, he will one day inherit the family business and become a businessman.
“Han!” When Li Qi spotted the Han who was just strolling in the campus he shouted in surprise. Although Han was in a baseball cap and raised his shirt collar to cover up his chin, Li Qi still recognized his high school buddy with one glance.
The little chubby Li Qi rushed to Han like a happy deer, checking out this buddy that he hadn’t seen in a long time. Han still had that usual smile on his face, as if he wouldn’t hurt any person or animal.
“Stop shouting, I don’t want to be recognized.” Han said with a smile.
“When did you come back?!”
“My starship landed just when I called you. Stop looking, my ship cloaked. If it just appeared at your school, it will probably get pretty chaotic. Get your car, let’s go eat something.”
“Alright! What do you want to eat?”
“Is the meat bun shop near my apartment still open?”
“I knew you want to eat meat buns and drink hot chocolate! Such a retarded combination, only you like it. Let’s go to the parking lot!”
Li Qi had a Mercedes-Benz which he took over from his father. Sitting shotgun, Han watched the familiar streets in the city.
“Two years.” Han mumbled to himself.
“Yes, this trip of yours took a full two years. The changes here are quite big.” Li Qi echoed.
“There seemed to be a lot less young people on the street?”
“Isn’t this because of you? 4th Grandpa already told me, the Federal government is currently doing a major expansion, and you are behind all of this. They were all sent to other planets to study, or they joined the military to receive professional training. In short, there weren’t many idlers on Earth anymore, unlike before when the population was big and many young people could not find work.”
“Yep, when Earth just joined the Alliance, there were only 7 billion people, while other countries have over hundreds of billions of populations. Our population was just pitiful, so we desperately used incentives and policies to increase population, and we all belong to that generation of baby boomers.”
“What a tragic generation. It’s all the past now and the new wave of the baby boom age is here, because the young people on Earth were simply not enough. Just the Federal Air Force alone intended to get one billion recruits. One billion ah! And that’s only the first stage of the plan.”
Han nodded. Although he hadn’t been home for a long time, he was still well aware of everything that was happening at home.
Now Earth’s flagship factory and Han’s mobile shipyard were operating at the same time, manufacturing a staggering number of starships, they did indeed need a lot of soldiers in order to support that giant fleet in Han’s plan.
The car stopped at the little park Han was very familiar with. He didn’t want to show his face so he told Li Qi to buy the food.
This was the park where Han used to take walks with his mom when he was small. Now it was already pretty old, the two swings lost their cushions, the bench was missing a few planks. However, when Han walked in here, he felt that everything was still beautiful, as beautiful as it had always been in his memory.
For many times he fought with his life, Han actually just wanted to save this little park, and that precious memory.
Finding a bench and sitting down, Han saw some unidentified people in the vicinity strolling around. Most of the people that strolled here were all the elderly nearby, and those people were in dark color suits, completely not in tune with the crowd in the park.
Seeing a meat mountain looking at him, Han waved at him, “Captain Cheng, long time no see.”
The meat mountain suddenly hesitated, and at the next second it overwhelmingly rushed over with speed far faster than the fastest sprinter on Earth.
This person was Cheng Zhong, and now he was the captain for the local tactical team.
“Don’t sit, this chair can’t hold you.” Han laughed and pushed away Cheng Zhong, looking at his watch and saying, “39 minutes and 17 seconds, captain Cheng Zhong, your team’s reaction was still not fast enough. I sneaked into Earth for 40 minutes before I was detected.”
Cheng Zhong’s face was originally full of pleasant surprise and affection, but after hearing Han’s words his face immediately turned red.
“I’m joking haha, this time I piloted a new starship. It’s already been beyond my expectation that you could find me in such a short time.”
“That’s what I thought!” Cheng Zhong threw the hat onto the ground and shouted, “You monster! You can’t torture me like this! Not just me, the whole federal defense HQ are going crazy trying to find you!”
“Brothers! Back down! Back down!” Cheng Zhong said as he waved towards his followers, and pulled out his remote communication device to explain to the HQ. Han just sat quietly and watched Cheng Zhong jumping up and down trying to handle the situation.
Soon, Li QI came back with the meat buns and hot chocolate.
“You actually guessed it!” Li QI saw Cheng Zhong and said in surprise, “How did you know that Cheng Zhong would come, and specifically told me to buy one more set?”
Han smiled, “If he doesn’t come, I would go torture him myself. Let’s eat together, I’ve been missing this taste for a long time. I’m already sick of the taste of energy bars.”
Han took over the meat in bum and started chewing in large bites. Chen Zhong and Li Qi weren’t really interested in the food but just eating with him. Chenh Zhong was too big and he sat on the ground fearing that he would break the chair.
“By the way, how long are you going to stay here for?” Li Qi asked.
Looked up into the sky, Han smiled and said, “Maybe for a long time.”