285 I Get Rich, You Be the Scapegoat!

    After Jiang Fei returned to the lounge, he took a shower in order to wash the seawater off him. Then, he dried his clothes before he left the cabin and returned to the deck.

    "Ah Fei, why's your hair wet?" Han Tianyu asked after Jiang Fei came up.

    "Oh! I took a shower," Jiang Fei replied.

    "Mmm. The battle's over, let's go back." Han Tianyu looked at Jiang Fei in confusion but did not ask any questions.

    "Which side won?" Jiang Fei asked curiously.

    "The Black Widow won. Come to think of it, that chick is really patient. She waited for Baldwin to bleed to death," Han Tianyu said. It seemed like he was quite afraid of Rosita!

    "Oh." Jiang Fei nodded. He was not actually interested in the outcome of the battle between the Lockheed family and the Warner family. He was more concerned about the reaction of the victorious party after they discover that the fragment had been stolen.

    Looking at the islet from the deck, Jiang Fei saw the Warner family transport Baldwin's body away. Then, Shroder and Brooke shook hands and embraced each other. It looked like the two of them were still relatively friendly toward each other, as if the battles that killed the two Metahumans earlier did not happen at all.

    "What's up? Curious?" Han Tianyu asked.

    "Yeah, they were just fighting with each other moments ago and they didn't even allow surrenders, which enabled the battle to stop only after someone has been killed. Why are they suddenly chummy again now?" Jiang Fei asked, confused.

    "You'll slowly adapt to the real world that's full of hypocrisy." Han Tianyu shook his head helplessly, then explained, "It's not just among Metahumans. It's like this even in the upper-class society of ordinary people. Even if I hate you to death, and we're both vengeful toward each other and would even kill each other at any opportunity, we still have to be friendly toward each other in public. This is the etiquette of the upper-class."

    "Whatever. I'll never follow such stupid etiquettes!" Jiang Fei snorted.

    "You don't have to. Your master's so powerful. Even if you don't follow the rules, no one will dare to do anything to you." Han Tianyu shrugged. Using a Level 5 Metahuman as a deterrent was just so useful that even a suspicious Level 5 Metahuman could already achieve such an effect.

    "Cut the nonsense. Let's go back!" Jiang Fei rolled his eyes. People were about to realize that the fragment had been stolen, so Jiang Fei wanted to leave this dangerous place as soon as possible.

    In addition to Jiang Fei and Han Tianyu, many others also came to watch the battle. There were twenty or thirty ships around and the people that came were all the younger generation of various forces. Many of them were Metahumans. They came here with the same purpose as Jiang Fei - they were sent out by their family to have a look at the real world.

    Now that the battle was over, the show had ended. If they stayed here any longer, the owners of this territory would not be happy. So, many of the boats around the islet had begun to leave. Jiang Fei's departure did not seem abrupt and was not suspicious at all.

    After Jiang Fei and Han Tianyu left, things became chaotic within the Lockheed family. Rosita victory in the battle had secured the Lockheed family's ownership of the ship's fragment. However, after the Warner family left, when the Lockheed family sent a towboat planning to tow the fragment of the spaceship away, they realized that it was a fake projection!

    "What's going on?!" Shroder looked at the metal box and shouted loudly.

    "Could it be that it was already a projection back when we first discovered it?" Jenny asked.

    "Impossible! I personally went down and checked it. The fragment made out of some unknown metal was indeed real, and it seems like it's the same metal as the other two fragments that we found before this. It should be from the same crashed spaceship!" Shroder said.

    "But how can such a large fragment just disappear into thin air?" Jenny wondered.

    "It must have been stolen!" Shroder concluded.

    "How's that possible? That fragment's bigger than an aircraft carrier. Who could have stolen it?" Jenny did not understand.

    "Hoho, only people from the Lockheed family and the Warner family were guarding the fragment. If our guards had been bought over or if their minds had been controlled, then the Warner family could definitely use a large submarine to take the fragment away!" Shroder guessed.

    "Is that... possible?" Jenny asked, doubtful.

    "How is it impossible? We did not have that many guards keeping watch underwater, and the Warner family were the only people who had also sent guards. They could have easily gotten in touch with ours. If it were an outsider and the guards were unable to locate the outsider's position, they would have definitely notified us. Only the Warner family who understood the underwater situation would have been able to buy over or control the minds of all our guards at once!" Shroder affirmed his own guess.

    As Shroder did not know that Jiang Fei had Spatial Manipulation powers, his guess was the most logical with all the information he currently had.

    "But, brother, this is just your own guess. The family had sacrificed two fighters. Will they believe your judgment that easily?" Jenny asked with some concern. If her brother's guess was approved by the higher-ups in the family, then his punishment could be reduced. However, if the people in the family did not accept how things had turned out, things would probably become really bad for her brother.

    Accordingly, Shroder who had reached Level 4 should not receive severe punishment. However, the key problem was that both Shroder and Jenny were not direct descendants of the Lockheed family. As they were outsiders, it did not matter how strong they were. They were still workers for the Lockheed family and they had to take responsibility if they messed up.

    "No matter what really happened, we still have to insist that the Warner family did it! Otherwise, the higher-ups in the family will definitely not let me off the hook easily for making such a careless mistake!" Shroder clenched his teeth.

    "Alright!" What else could Jenny say? Shroder was her brother after all. His guess sounded pretty logical. However, even if he had totally made it up, she still had to support him.

    "And, this time, we're not completely without evidence. This box is evidence!" Shroder pointed to the metal box.

    "That?" Jenny was puzzled.

    "This box is also made of that unknown metal. After they assess it, the people in the family will understand that it's the same material as that of the unknown spaceship's. Moreover, the holography is far more superior than the level of technology on Earth right now. This box definitely functions through the use of technology from the spaceship. And among the families that can get their hands on extraterrestrial intelligence, don't you think that the only one that could get this close to this place is the Warner family?" The more Shroder analyzed the situation, the more confident he became.

    "Mmm! This really sounds like it was the doing of the Warner family!" Jenny nodded and believed her brother's judgment.


    How Shroder was going to report to the Lockheed family and how the Lockheed family was going to hunt the Warner family down did not matter now. Jiang Fei who was full of excitement had returned to the aircraft carrier. He could not hide his curiosity about the Research and Development Lab any longer.
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