The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 569
The empress's birthday celebration this time was a sensation.
The citizens didn't know much about the palace, but the display of fireworks in the sky was beautiful and experienced by them for the first time.
Many people gathered in the city to watch the glowing flowers in the night sky while appreciating their beauty.
Even the next day, many people were still discussing what these flowers that came from the palace were made of.
However, another piece of explosive news immediately followed.
Black Bamboo Academy's Ren Baqian hid his lifelong knowledge in painting, cut it into 1,200 pieces, and sent them out of the city.
As long as one could find these 1,200 pieces of the painting, he or she could find the piece among them that contained all the knowledge accumulated by Principal Ren.
"Do you want fame, wealth, and status? Do you want to know the profound mysteries of this world? If you want it, it will be given to you—just go and find it! I have put everything over there!"
These words were spread to the ears of many people.
The thing that interested people the most was the phrase "mysteries of this world," and it let many people fantasize about it endlessly.
However, the most interested people weren't the aboriginals, but the people from the Zhang family. When this news came out, Zhang Junzheng immediately sent people to inquire about where these paintings had gone.
Unfortunately, this was Dayao, not the Yun Nation, so the Zhang family had the will to get things done, but not the means.
The people of the Jing Tribe were the next most interested, and they identified more with Ren Baqian. They had heard many rumors about Ren Baqian since they came out and were interested in everything he said, but their influence was only within Tianjing Basin.
As for the aboriginals, their focus was on their fists.
However, every piece of the 1,200 pieces of the painting bore the portrait of the empress, and many people were attracted.
It was the wish of every aboriginal to keep a portrait of the empress as a treasured possession.
In this way, this prank by Ren Baqian created quite a storm.
The next day in class, three idiots asked for leave, saying they wanted to find the picture with the hidden treasure when they actually just wanted to see this big world.
They were hung from the flagpole by Ren Baqian.
"Teacher, what was in the night sky yesterday?" Many students looked at Ren Baqian in wonder, especially the female students, Tong Lan included.
Females were more attracted to beautiful things.
"Fireworks, pyrotechnics… You will learn about it later." Ren Baqian stood at the podium smiling.
Many students became excited after hearing this. This was much more interesting than mechanical engineering and optics.
Even the boys were thinking of setting off fireworks in front of their dream girl without the risk of getting rejected.
"By the way, I will bring a new teacher tomorrow, so be mentally prepared," Ren Baqian said just before ending class.
"A new teacher?" Everyone was surprised.
"Yes, a new teacher. You guys will like it. Okay, class dismissed." Ren Baqian ambled his way home.
That robot company had originally promised to deliver the product in three months, but only delivered it after eight months when he returned to Earth the previous time.
If they still couldn't deliver, Ren Baqian was prepared to let them know the meaning of "why the flowers are so red."
However, after receiving the product, Ren Baqian felt that it was worth the eight-month wait, but he had to bring back a lot of fireworks, and as a result, the robot was temporarily kept in his bedroom.
The next morning, when Ren Baqian returned to Dayao, not only was there a robot by his side, there was also a flying motorcycle.
The technology on Earth had advanced rapidly during these two years.
In other words, after the industrial revolution, the progress of science and technology was becoming faster and faster. It had recently made such rapid progress that a person who returned to society after leaving it for a few years would find himself out of date and unable to understand many things around him.
Two years ago, autonomous buses were still in the trial phase, yet this year, they could be seen in many places.
Identity cards became embedded in cell phones.
Banks had become self-service and totally intelligent.
The speed of change was so fast that even Ren Baqian felt a little unfamiliar with some of the developments.
The same was true for flying motorcycles. The earliest model could only fly for 40 minutes at an altitude of four or five meters. The latest model acquired by Ren Baqian could fly for two hours at a height of eight meters.
Ren Baqian was unable to resist getting one to play with.
When Ren Baqian returned to Dayao, he rode the flying motorcycle above the palace and headed for empress's bedroom.
When the motorcycle rose into the air, the guards at Pingle Park were shocked, but they didn't overreact because they knew it was Ren Baqian riding it. They looked on in bewilderment as Ren Baqian flew away into the sky.
However, Ren Baqian heard a shout after flying a short distance.
"Who's that? Come down now!"
After that, a figure with a shiny saber came charging at him.
This almost frightened him to death, and he promptly shouted to let the other party know his identity.
However, it was easy to draw a saber, but hard to withdraw it. The other party had a hard time putting their saber back into the sheath and was unable to prevent themselves from crashing into Ren Baqian.
After all this commotion, the flying motorcycle fell to the ground. Ren Baqian and Xin Zhe were stuck together as they hit the ground and laid there in a daze.
Xin Zhe hastily extricated herself from the tangle, calmed down, and glared at Ren Baqian.
"Sir Ren, please notify us in advance the next time you do these strange stunts. I managed to withdraw my saber this time, but I may not be able to do so every time."
Ren Baqian lay on the ground and felt pain all over his body. It seemed like his body was falling apart. The euphoric feeling of intimacy he felt earlier was no longer there, and he felt like crying, but there were no tears. He was enjoying himself while riding a flying motorcycle, but was almost knocked out of the sky.
He finally understood how Green Pearl felt when it was shot down by an arrow from the empress.
There was danger in flying, and caution was needed when taking off.
"Can you look properly before attacking somebody? It was only a few meters off the ground and travelling slowly. How can you miss it?" Ren Baqian grumbled.
Xin Zhe stood in front of Ren Baqian, changed her expression, and said softly, "I can't see clearly beyond ten steps! Therefore, Sir Ren better be careful in future."
"Are you nearsighted?" Ren Baqian asked in surprise. He didn't expect to find people with myopia in this world! Although he didn't interact much with Xin Zhe before, they were both in the same palace and met quite often. Yet, he had only now discovered that the other party had a vision problem.
What was more surprising was the fact that a person with a vision problem was a commander of the guards in the palace.
"Hey!" Xin Zhe snorted. She looked disgusted, ignored him, and walked off. Although she didn't understand what Ren Baqian was saying, she was aware that Ren Baqian was talking about her vision problem.
After all, Ren Baqian mentioned sight.
Ren Baqian lay on the ground and was reminded of Teng Yue who was blind, yet was the third most powerful expert in the world. Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising for Xin Zhe to be a commander of the guards.
After Xin Zhe left, a dazed Ren Baqian was sent back by the guards to Pingle Park.
Soon, the empress came to take a look at him after receiving the news. She felt like laughing after seeing his bandaged head and said, "Xin Zhe's vision isn't so good. Next time, notify her in advance about everything and such accidents will not happen."
"Is it alright to make glasses for her?" Ren Baqian asked thoughtfully.
"I don't quite understand. Nearsightedness is unknown in Dayao, but you can bring her over to see what can be done."
The empress was very concerned about this loyal commander of hers, and it would be great if Xin Zhe could have her vision restored to normal.
It was difficult to get this done in Dayao, but there were many remedies on Earth that could restore her eyesight to normal.