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Chapter 238: Back To That Key Moment ⑦


TL: Resonance

    陆修樊离开首都后,连女王都无法直接联系上他。他原本打算在霖德镇待上一年半载,结果不到三个月便提前结束假期了。原因是女王陛下在媒体公开寻找“失踪”的王爵大人,现在全世界估计都知道某位大人抛下公务、旷工三个月了。

After Lu Xiufan left the capital, even the Queen was unable to contact him directly. He originally planned to stay in Linde town for a year and a half, but his vacation ended early in less than three months. The reason was that Her Majesty the Queen was publicly looking for the “missing” Prince in the media, and now the whole world probably knew that a certain Prince had abandoned his official duties and missed three months of work.

    鉴于首都局势复杂,陆修樊并没有让尚可跟他一起回去,尽管十分不舍,也只能暂时分别。

In view of the complicated situation in the capital, Lu Xiufan didn’t ask Shang Ke to go back with him. Although he was very reluctant to do so, they could only part for the time being.

    “这个给你。”临行前,陆修樊递给尚可三张卡,一张是享受银行特级待遇的金尊卡,一张是陆家产业分红的基金卡,最后一张是陆修樊所有不动产的授权卡。三张卡都增设了尚可的指纹密码,拥有与陆修樊同等的使用权。

“This is for you.” Before leaving, Lu Xiufan handed Shang Ke three cards, one was the Golden Card which enjoyed the special treatment of the bank, one was the fund card for the dividends of the Lu family’s industry, and the last one was the authorization card for all of Lu Xiufan’s real estate. All three cards were equipped with Shang Ke’s fingerprint password and had the same usage rights as Lu Xiufan’s.

    “这张基金卡还可以调动陆家旗下所有产业的关系网,如果遇到什么麻烦,可以找他们帮你解决。”陆修樊仔细叮嘱,眼中满是担忧和不舍。

“This fund card can also mobilize the network of all the industries under the Lu family, so if you encounter any trouble, you can ask them to help you solve it.” Lu Xiufan carefully instructed, his eyes full of worry and reluctance.

    尚可将卡妥善收好,然后目送陆修樊离开,一句告别的话也没有说。

Shang Ke put the card away properly and then watched Lu Xiufan leave without saying a word of farewell.

    陆修樊回到首都后,原本暗潮汹涌的各方势力,瞬间变得风平浪静,一派祥和。他就像一枚定海神针,只要顶在那里,就没有人敢兴风作浪。

After Lu Xiufan returned to the capital, the forces that had been in turmoil instantly became calm and peaceful. He was like a Ding Hai Shen Zhen[1], as long as he was there, no one dared to cause a wave.

    某人杀气腾腾地赶回来,却连一个搞事的人都没见着,这让他心情十分恶劣。正琢磨着应该拿谁开刀时,突然接到来自亲卫的密讯:【大人,二少今天离开霖德镇,飞往杜里市。】

A certain someone came back in a murderous rage, but didn’t see anyone who was causing trouble at all, which made his mood very bad. He was thinking about who he should vent his anger on when he suddenly received a secret message from his guards:【Sir, Second Young Master left Linde Town today and flew to Duri City】.

    亲卫们私下都称呼尚可为“二少”,因为陆修樊在家族排行老二,他的“夫人”就是二少夫人,简称“二少”。

The guards privately called Shang Ke “second young master”. Lu Xiufan was born second in the family, so his “wife” would be second young master’s wife, or “second young master” for short.

    杜里市与首都索亚相邻,来回不过几个小时的车程,这里拥有全国最大的工业区和科技园,聚集了各行各业众多优秀人才。陆修樊稍作寻思,便猜到了尚可的目的。之前看过他的创业规划,如今想必是打算实施了。

The city of Duri was next to the capital Soya and is only a few hours’ drive away. It has the largest industrial zone and technology park in the country, and is home to many talented people from all walks of life. Lu Xiufan figured out Shang Ke’s purpose after a little thought. He had seen Shang Ke’s business plan before, and he guessed that Shang Ke must be planning to implement it now.

    “我才离开三天,他就迫不及待地飞走了……”陆修樊一脸寂寞,随即想到他把创业地点定在杜里市,其用意不言而喻,显然是为了方便与他见面。

“I’ve only been away for three days, and he already can’t wait to fly away…” Lu Xiufan looked lonely. But when he thought about his reason for starting his business in Duri City, it was self-evident. It was obviously for the convenience of meeting him.

    陆修樊神色一暖,原本端正的坐姿向座椅上倾斜了5度。

Lu Xiufan’s expression warmed, and his original upright sitting posture tilted 5° towards the seat.

    一周后,亲卫又发来讯息:【二少准备注册一家公司,有几个名称预选,想征询一下大人的意见。】

A week later, the guards sent another message: 【Second young master is preparing to register a company. He has a few names pre-selected, and would like to ask for your opinion】.

    陆修樊回复:【我没有意见,都听他的。】

Lu Xiufan replied: 【I’m okay with it, do as he says.】

    亲卫:【二少的公司注册成功,名为“守约”科技有限公司。】

Guard: 【Second young master’s company has been successfully registered and is called “Covenant” Technology Co. Ltd.】

    陆修樊:【开业当天,送五十个花篮和一批实验器材过去。】

 Lu Xiufan:【On the day of the opening, send 50 grand opening stands and a batch of lab equipment over.

    亲卫:【二少说五十个花篮太多了,只要两个就好。】

Guard: 【Second young master said that fifty grand opening stands are too many, only two are needed.】

    陆修樊怒:【谁让你提前告诉他的,当天直接送不就行了?!】

 Lu Xiufan raged: 【Who told you to tell him in advance, can’t you just send them on the day of the opening?!】

    亲卫:【事实上……二少自己破解了通讯密码。】

Guard: 【Actually… Second young master himself cracked the communication password.】

    陆修樊:“……”

 Lu Xiufan: “…”

    所以说,爱人太聪明也不是一件好事……

That’s why, it’s not a good thing if your lover is too smart… 

    陆修樊和尚可通过亲卫,一直保持着联系,两人之间的距离,在一来一往的通讯中,似乎变得不足为道,反而有一种奇妙的乐趣。

Lu Xiufan and Shang Ke kept in constant contact through the guards, and the constant communication between them seemed to make the distance between them insignificant and had a wonderful pleasure.

    每天一次的通讯,缓解了陆修樊暴虐不安的情绪,逐渐沉下心来处理事务,一步步将曾经遗留下来的隐患尽可能完美的解决。

The daily communication relieved Lu Xiufan’s tyrannical and restless emotions, and he gradually settled down to deal with affairs, step by step resolving the hidden problems he had left behind as perfectly as possible.

    陆修樊与各方势力虚与蛇委,尚可则专心发展自己的事业。两座城市比邻而居,距离并不遥远,但两人都隐忍着没有见面。

While Lu Xiufan is playing “courteous” with various forces, Shang Ke is focused on developing his own business. The two cities were next to each other and are not far apart, but both of them have refrained from seeing each other.

    三个月后,尚可的公司正式成立。初期规模虽然不大,但资金雄厚,设备齐全,人才济济,起步之高,足以让同行瞠目结舌。不过,尚可行事低调,并没有引起外人的注意。直到他们的新技术以极快的速度席卷市场,引发热潮,才终于受到受到各方瞩目。

Three months later, Shang Ke’s company was officially established. Although the initial scale was small, it was well-funded, well-equipped, full of talents, and started out high enough to make peer companies dumbfounded. However, Shang Ke kept a low profile and did not attract much attention from outsiders. It was not until their new technology swept the market at a fast pace, causing a huge uproar, that it finally received attention from all sides.

    陆修樊原本做好了保驾护航的准备,谁知尚可一路凯歌,顺风顺水,完全没有给他任何表现的机会。

Lu Xiufan was prepared to help the company in case anything happens, but who knew that Shang Ke’s journey was so smooth that he was not given any opportunity to perform at all.

    所以说,爱人太能干也不是一件好事……

That’s why, it is not good to have a lover who is too competent… 

    不知不觉半年过去,尚可化身为深居简出的技术宅,只负责技术研发,将公司管理则交给其他专业人士,除了重要决策之外,他一般不会在人前露面。

Half a year soon passed. As the hidden expert in technology, Shang Ke was only in charge of technology research and development, leaving the management of the company to other professionals. Except for important decisions, he would not appear in front of others.

    尚可这边风生水起,另外却有人过得十分凄凉。

While Shang Ke’s side is thriving, others are living a miserable life.

    越家老宅中,越煊正坐在电视机前,面无表情地看新闻。这时,画面中突然闪过一个熟悉的人影,他瞳孔紧缩,原本木然的脸上,逐渐显露狰狞之色,然后抓起桌上的杯子猛地往屏幕上砸去。

In the old house of the Yue family, Yue Xuan was sitting in front of the TV, watching the news with a blank expression. At this moment, a familiar figure suddenly flashed across the screen. His pupils contracted, and his originally wooden face gradually revealed a fierce expression. Then, he grabbed the cup on the table and threw it on the screen.

    “阿煊,怎么了?”越煊的母亲常夫人快步走过来,紧张地问。

“Ah Xuan, what’s wrong?” Madam Chang, the mother of Yue Xuan, walked over quickly and asked nervously.

    “我要杀了你!我要杀了你!”越煊一把掐住常夫人的脖子,眼中满是疯狂和暴虐。

“I’m going to kill you! I’m going to kill you!” Yue Xuan grabbed Madam Chang by the neck, his eyes filled with madness and violence.

    常夫人脸色发青,痛苦地挣扎。

Mrs. Chang’s face turned blue and she struggled in pain.

    外面的仆人听到响动,赶忙跑过来救人。越煊的力气很大,几人费了好大的劲才将常夫人救下来。

The servants outside heard the noise and quickly rushed over to rescue her. Yue Xuan was very strong, and it took a lot of effort of several people to save Madam Chang.

    “咳咳……”常夫人捂着喉咙不停咳嗽,双眼含泪地望着发狂的越煊。

“Cough cough…” Madam Chang covered her throat and coughed non-stop, her eyes tearfully staring at the frenzied Yue Xuan.

    当年她设计将越泽变成没有感情的守约人,如今她的孩子,却在陆修樊的设计下,变成了精神失常的疯子。她恨越泽,恨陆修樊,更恨自己下手不够狠,当初若是直接将越泽杀了,又怎会落得今日的下场?

That year, she had set up Yue Ze to turn him into an emotionless covenantor, but now her child, under Lu Xiufan’s design, has become a psychotic lunatic. She hates Yue Ze, she hates Lu Xiufan, and she hates herself for not being cruel enough. If she had killed Yue Ze directly back then, she would not be in this situation.

    然而,她从未想过,若非她太过贪婪,太过算计,这一切悲剧都不会发生。

However, it never occurred to her that if she hadn’t been too greedy and calculating, none of this tragedy would have happened.

    常夫人的目光落在电视屏幕上,看到的是有关展览会的新闻,并没有看到那道一闪而逝的身影。在她心中,越泽已经死了,而她的孩子还活着,正因为抱着这种卑微的快意,她才能坚持到现在,守着疯癫的孩子,活在自己的世界……

Madam Chang’s eyes fell on the TV screen and saw the news about the exhibition, but he had missed the figure that flashed by just now. In her heart, Yue Ze was dead, while her child was still alive. It was because of this twisted pleasure that she could hold on until now, guarding her insane child and living in her own world… 

    越家在越泽“死”后,便逐渐走向衰落,得罪了陆修樊,等于得罪了整个权力层和商业圈。除非离开这个国家,否则他们再无出头之日。

After the “death” of Yue Ze, the Yue family gradually declined. Offending Lu Xiufan was tantamount to offending the entire power and business circle. Unless they left the country, they would never be able to rise again.

    几年后,等他们发现那个曾经被他们抛弃的继承人还活着时,那人已经达到他们无法企及的高度,成为科技领域的风云人物。

A few years later, when they found out that the heir they had abandoned was still alive, he had already reached heights beyond their reach, and had become the man of the hour in the field of science and technology.

    滴!正在深夜办公的陆修樊突然收到来自亲卫的秘讯:【大人,最近二少身边出现了一个追求者,每天晚上都站在二少楼下唱情歌。】

Beep! Lu Xiufan who was working late in the night suddenly received a message from the guard:【Sir, recently a suitor appeared near the second young master, standing downstairs singing love songs every night】.

    什么?陆修樊眼神一厉:【什么时候的事?】

What? Lu Xiufan’s eyes turn fierce:【When did this happen?】

    【一周前。】

【One week ago.】

    【怎么现在才报告?!】

【Why are you reporting only now?】

    【抱歉,大人,当时我们还没有察觉那个人对二少别有用心。】

【I’m sorry, sir. At that time, we didn’t realize that man had an ulterior motive for second young master.】

    【查到他的身份了吗?】

【Did you find out who he was?】

    【杰布鲁,27岁,泰勒玛集团的小开,英俊潇洒,一表人才,极富男人魅力。】

【Jebral, 27 years old, young master of the Telema Group, handsome and dashing, full of talent and full of manly charm.】

    介绍身份就好,加那么多形容词干什么?

Just telling me his identity was enough. Why add so many adjectives?

    陆修樊冷着脸,继续传递讯息:【你刚才说他在二少楼下干什么?】

Lu Xiufan expression was cold and he continued messaging:【What did you say he was doing downstairs?】

    【唱情歌。】

【Singing love songs.】

    很好!

 Very good!

    陆修樊打开通讯器,快速拨了一串号码,对面很快传来一个悦耳的女音:“您好,这里是XOX举报中心,请问有什么可以帮到您?”

 Lu Xiufan opened his communicator and quickly keyed a series of numbers, and a pleasant female voice soon came from the other side: “Hello, this is the XOX Reporting Center, how can I help you?”

    “有人在XX小区制造噪音,惊扰居民,请立刻派人处理。”

“Someone is making noise and disturbing the residents in XX neighborhood, please send someone to deal with it immediately.”

    “好的,信息已经记录,我们会立刻派人处理,谢谢您的热心举报。”接线员挂上电话后,发现电话号码并非本市的,而是来自首都。原本以为是恶作剧,随后看到区号竟然是皇族专号,差点吓尿,当即通知领导。

“Noted, the information has been recorded. We will send someone to deal with it immediately. Thank you for your earnest report.” After the operator hung up, she found that the phone number was not from this city, but from the capital. She had thought it was a prank, but then she saw that the area code was of a royal number, she almost peed herself and immediately informed the leader.

    三十分钟后,四、五辆警车气势汹汹地驶入尚可居住的小区,哗啦啦下来一大群全副武装的特警,将某位正在高唱情歌的倒霉家伙当作恐怖分子给打包带走了……

Thirty minutes later, four or five police cars menacingly drove into the neighborhood Shang Ke lives in, clattered down a large group of heavily armed special police force, and a certain unfortunate guy who was singing a love song was taken away like a terrorist…

    尚可奇怪地往窗下看了一眼,也没在意,继续编辑他的程序。

Shang Ke looked down at the window strangely, but didn’t care, and continued to edit his program.

    不知过了多久,门外突然传来一阵门铃声。

After an unknown amount of time, the doorbell suddenly rang.

    尚可正在思考,完全没注意门铃响了几声便消失了。一个人影推门而入,轻轻走进他的房间。

Shang Ke was currently thinking, and was completely unaware that the doorbell rang a few times and then disappeared. A figure pushed the door open and gently entered his room.

    “可可。”

“Keke.”

    尚可感觉自己被一双有力的手臂环住,耳侧随即传来一片温热的气息。

Shang Ke felt himself surrounded by a pair of strong arms, and a warm breath came immediately from the side of his ear.

    “阿修?”

“Ah Xiu?”

    回应他的是一个热情的深吻。陆修樊将他抱坐在自己腿上,两手环住他的腰,轻轻啃咬他的唇。

He was responded with a deep, passionate kiss. Lu Xiufan sat him on his lap, wrapped his arms around his waist, and gently nibbled on his lips.

    尚可稍稍退开,问道:“你怎么来了?”

Shang Ke backed away a little and asked, “What are you doing here?”

    陆修樊没有穿外套,身上还带着寒气,但体温却是火热的。

Lu Xiufan didn’t have a coat on, and his body still carried some cold ait, but his body temperature was hot.

    “想你。”还有,担心你被人拐跑了。陆修樊将头靠在他的胸口,静静听着他熟悉的心跳声。

“I missed you.” Also, I’m worried that you will be taken away by someone else. Lu Xiufan leaned his head against Shang Ke’s chest, quietly listening to the familiar sound of his heartbeat.

    尚可摸了摸他的头发,突然问:“洗过澡了吗?”

Shang Ke stroked his hair and suddenly asked, “Have you taken a shower?”

    陆修樊一顿:“没。”

 Lu Xiufan paused and said, “No.”

    “正好,我也没有。”尚可诚恳地邀请,“一起洗吧。”

“Just nice. I haven’t either.” Shang Ke invited sincerely, “Let’s shower together.”

    “乐意之至!”陆修樊精神抖擞地将他抱起来,兴冲冲地朝浴室走去。

“I’d love to!” Lu Xiufan picked him up in high spirits and rushed toward the bathroom excitedly.

    “明天我休假。”

“Tomorrow I have a break..”

    “正好,我也休假。”

“Just nice, I’m on a break too.”

    ……

    陆修樊又“失踪”了,虽然只失踪了三天,但也让女王操碎了心。

Lu Xiufan has “disappeared” again, and although he has only been missing for three days, it has made the Queen very worried.

    最近陆修樊脾气变好了,但做事却越来越不上心了。女王开始考虑是不是应该给他一点惩罚,比喻扣工资什么的。

Recently, Lu Xiufan’s temper has improved, but he has become less and less concerned about his work. The Queen is beginning to consider whether she should punish him by deducting his salary or something.

    不过还没等女王行动,陆修樊已经在计划“退休”了……

However, before the Queen can take action, Lu Xiufan is already planning to “retire”… 

    三年后,陆修樊卸下重担,只保留爵位和荣誉理事的职务,专心做他的清闲贵族。

Three years later, Lu Xiufan stepped down from his heavy responsibilities. Retaining only his nobility title and honorary director position, he concentrated on living his life as a leisurely nobleman.

    尚可计划的守约人学校,也在陆修樊的帮助下,通过申请,成功建立,免费招收全国各地的守约人。建校初期,尚可投入了大量人力物力,没有获得任何收益。不少人一方面尊重他的作为,又暗笑他吃力不讨好。

With the help of Lu Xiufan, the covenantor school planned by Shang Ke has its application approved and was successfully established. It enrolled covenantors from all over the country free of charge. At the initial stage, Shang Ke invested a lot of human and material resources in the school, but did not gain any profit. On one hand, many people respected his work, but on the other hand, they secretly laughed at him working so hard yet not receiving anything in return.

    但是随着第一批守约人毕业,先后进入尚可的公司和工厂,他们终于用实际行动证明了他们的价值。

But as the first batch of covenantors graduated and joined Shang Ke’s company and factory, they finally proved their worth using actions.

    守约人心无旁骛,做事认真,各司其职,几个人便能完成一套快速而有效的工作流程。不仅如此,他们签订合约之后,不会迟到早退,不会无故旷工,不会跳槽,不会泄露商业机密,不会被人收买,严格执行合同内容。除非雇主先违背他们的基本行为守则,比如受到虐待、克扣工资、要求进行职务之外的非法交易等等。

The covenantors were undistracted and conscientious. When performing their duties, a few people were enough to complete a set of fast and effective work processes. Not only that, after they sign the contract, they will not be late for work or leave earlier than they are supposed to, they will not miss work without a reason, they will not change jobs, they will not reveal trade secrets, they will not be bribed, and they will strictly implement the contents of the contract. Unless the employer violates their basic rules of conduct, such as mistreating them, withholding their wages, or demanding illegal transactions outside of their duties first.

    几年后,一名守约人经过上千次枯燥的实验,成功研制出了一种强大的进化疫苗,一举获得国际大奖,在世界上引起了巨大的轰动。

A few years later, after more than a thousand time of tedious experiments, a covenantor successfully developed a powerful evolutionary vaccine, which won an international award and caused a huge sensation in the world.

    不过更轰动的事还在后面,声名显赫的王爵大人,选择了一名守约人作为伴侣。而那名获得国际大奖的守约人在回国后,将自己的荣誉,当作结婚礼物,送给了他们。

But an even bigger sensation was to come: The famous prince had chosen a covenantor as his companion. And as for the covenantor who had won the international award, after returning to his country, the covenantor gave this honor he had won to them as a wedding gift.

    陆修樊和尚可的婚礼,成为了改变守约人地位的契机……

The wedding of Lu Xiufan and Shang Ke became an opportunity to change the status of the covenantors… 

    当越来越多的守约人进入各个领域,他们所发挥的作用也越来越巨大。只是当众人想要雇佣他们时,却发现他们已经成为众相争夺的热门人才。尚可的守约人学校,在不久之后,获得女王授权,成为唯一有资格分配守约人的权威机构。

As more and more covenantors enter the various fields in the workforce, the roles they play become greater and greater. When people started wanting to hire them, they found that the covenantors had become a hotly contested talents. Shang Ke’s school for covenantors, soon after, was authorized by the Queen to be the only authority institution qualified to assign covenantors.

 

Footnotes:

[1] Ding Hai Shen Zhen (定海神针) – Ding Hai Shen Zhen can also be known as the Jingu Bang and is the weapon used by Monkey King in the story called Journey to the West. Before the Monkey King found it, it was stuck on the ocean floor. There are a few different explanations to the origin of this item but the most suitable explanation for this situation would be: According to the story, there was a water demon making havoc in the heavenly lake causing raging waves to form. The Queen of Heaven got angry, took out the Jade pin on her hair and stabbed it into the lake. This caused the raging waves/water to calm down. (taken from chapter 156)

定海神针 on its own reads ‘magic needle which calms the ocean’ and Lu Xiufan can be interpreted as the ‘needle’ that calms the ‘waves’ the people in the capital are trying to create.


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6 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 238: Back To That Key Moment ⑦

  1. GhostBear says:

    Sky whales are so magical

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  2. Cookies n' Cream says:

    I love E ve! ♡♡♡

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  3. forestshadeau says:

    3rd

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  4. Worsening says:

    4444

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  5. Kim says:

    Wow welcome to my music taste

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  6. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

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