Zi Yan didn't disappoint her at all. He did tell Chen Sha about 'the man at the train station'. Surprisingly, Chen Sha frankly admitted that between she and he was no affection. Lorraine was free to have friends. As long as she complied with his rule and Feng Lin's researched, he would guarantee her safety.
At the research institute, Feng Lin reconfirmed Lorraine's intention to participate in her pure gene research. They would need her blood test from times to times for now. Lorraine demanded one condition: she would like to become a part of the team and participate in the research herself.
"Oh my God! I really don't want to refuse you." Feng Lin struggled for a while and said fiercely, "You remember, don't make me regret today's decision! Otherwise...I will never let you go!"
"Definitely won't make you regret it!" Lorraine raised her hand and swore.
Feng Lin pondered for a while and said, "There's maybe one way to make this happen. I have an authority to convene an internal meeting once a year, and it is up to everyone to vote. I have one vote. Maybe I can convince Chu Mo to get his vote, and I will beg Chu Mo to help persuade Zi Yan and Bai Li Chang but there is no guarantee of success. However, if you can persuade Chen Sha, we will have three votes for sure. Only one vote left, and then this can be successful. There is still a big chance."
She glanced at the time and bustling out in a hurry: "In two hours, let's meet at Sparta Palace's meeting room number one."
In the absolutely empty corridor, Lorraine sat cross-legged on the floor outside the meeting room and stared blankly at the opposite wall.
After thinking over and over for a long time, she lowered her head and pitter-patter typed messages send to Qian Xu.
"I like the relaxation when cooking, and really like the pleasure of enjoying delicacy, but I don't know how to be a chef. I want to become a gene repairer who can cure genetic diseases."
"I came to Alicata alone. I have no parents or relatives, no personal connections, no wealth and status. Only my job position which will be my future ability that can make me valuable for others and make myself a place in this society. I'm not saying that there's no value in being a chef, but I need something that has stronger value. After all, everyone still able to eat without a chef, but without a doctor, I'm afraid everyone will not be able to stand it."
"For well-known reasons, an excellent gene repairer is of great significance to the Federation of Odin. Even if I leave Odin one day, any star nation will welcome the talent in. No need to worry about being hungry."
"Wealth, status, respect, security, interpersonal relationships... come from group of people, and also affect the group of people. For me who has nothing, I must have the abilities that are indispensable to others in order to get everything I want in the society that composed of group of people!"
"You encourage me to get to know myself, discover my own preferences, and choose a career. It's a pity that this decision is a so materialist and for self-interest and has nothing to do with personal preferences."
Lorraine sent Qian Xu five messages in a row. With pale face, she clasped her hands tightly.
Compared to Feng Lin who was passionate about scientific research, Lorraine felt like that she is abominable.
Qian Xu might not be able to accept such a utilitarian friend, especially he was also a patient with a genetic disease. This could be the last contact.
She can choose not to tell Qian Xu or explain to him, but this is her real face. She is unwilling to gain his friendship by deception.
Lorraine waited for a long time, but not until Qian Xu's reply.
She smiled bitterly, her heart twitched, and every choice in life was to gain some and lose some.
In truth of reality, she chose what she need the most.
Lorraine got herself together. She thought about the wording and sent a message to Chen Sha: "I really want to work in the research institute. As for our legal relationship sake, please help me. In the future, if there is anything I can return you, I will not hesitate."
People like Chen Sha can't be moved by begging or sell and idea. This was all she can do.
Feng Lin, Chen Sha, Zi Yan, Chu Mo, Zuo Qiu Bai, Bai Li Cang, and Zong Li appeared at the end of the corridor and walked towards the meeting room.
Lorraine stood up.
Chen Sha ignored her and walked directly into the meeting room.
The others followed Chen Sha in.
Zi Yan stopped in front of her, looking at Lorraine from head to toe as if he didn't know her.
Lorraine looked down at the floor and said nothing.
Zi Yan said with a smile, "You always..." He didn't say any more of what always.
Lorraine followed behind Zi Yan and be the last one entered into the meeting room. The door slowly closed behind her.
After the meeting started, everyone's personal terminals would be blocked. Lorraine glanced at her personal terminal. Qian Xu still did not reply to her, and Chen Sha did not give her any answer too.
In the spacious meeting room, Lorraine sat alone in the middle.
A huge fan-shaped long table had seven dukes sitting at their positions, each displaying the flag of their autonomous district, represented that they have the right to vote for or veto in the name of the seven autonomous district.
District 1 Duke Chen Sha, Chief Commander of the Federal Military.
District 2 Duke Feng Lin, Director General of the Research and Education Office.
District 3 Duke Zuo Qiu Bai, Director General of the Federal Supreme Court.
District 4 Duke Chu Mo, Director General of the Medical and Health Administration.
District 5 Duke Bai Li Cang, Minister of Energy and Transportation.
District 6 Duke Zi Yan, Minister of Information Security.
District 7 Duke Zong Li, Minister of Public Security..