After the start of a new semester, An Luo had returned to its original quiet state. However, if someone was a little sensitive to the school’s senior management, they would find that at some point, the details of the school’s leaders and trustees disappeared from the official website.
This was a situation that had never happened before in An Luo.
An Luo University was the number one university in the interstellar ranking, every move of the school wouldn’t only affect the daily life of the students, but even affect the future development of the academic world. In the past, before such a big staff change, the university would have informed the public a long time in advance, and even the interstellar news would follow the report. So compared to the past, this time was indeed a little quiet and unusual.
But anyone who found out about it, couldn’t help but link it to the attack on Duan Hengye in An Luo some time ago. But it was true, these former interstellar academia and business prominent figures were removed from their post because of the incident.
Although the progress of the investigation was still in a state of secrecy, there was no sign of public notification yet, but the results were actually out.
As the changes on the official website spread, more and more people inside An Luo University began to pay attention to this matter. With this, as the person involved in the incident, Duan Hengye also felt a lot of curious gaze. In fact, everyone’s speculation wasn’t wrong, the current dismissal of several school leaders, in addition to the main people responsibility for security, them and Li Sheng Union had a private connection.
Although the prestige of the imperial family was declining day by day, but An Luo was after all a symbol of Ye Tian Empire, and most of the students here had a sense of honor beyond the average person. It was conceivable that when the event finally came to light, the school would definitely be in chaos for a while.
Duan Hengye, who arrived in the lounge early, turned on the sound shielding device, and then heard the sound of students in the classroom chattering about this matter.
Inevitably, Duan Hengye also showed a somewhat indecisive expression.
With the gradual familiarity with this group of students, Duan Hengye felt that in addition to a “teacher”, he also had an invisible identity of “class teacher”. He began to unconsciously relate to the development of these students outside of their studies, and guide them.
At this time, not far from the lounge where Duan Hengye was now located, suddenly came a somewhat abrupt question.
“By the way, do you guys know the news about Shang Mengzhen during this time?” Someone said.
Probably because a moment ago everyone was seriously discussing the future of the school, this sudden interjection made many people freeze for a moment. In Duan Hengye’s impression, although An Luo’s students were not as rigid as people thought, there were few people who would discuss celebrities before class, or gossip about the entertainment industry.
If they were talking about other people, Duan Hengye would have no interest in continuing to listen. However, this time, the name that appeared in the students’ mouths was Shang Mengzhen, the female lead of the book “Dumping Interstellar”. Therefore, at this time, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but pay attention.
“Of course look, in fact I still didn’t want to believe at first, but now it seems more and more true ……” after a moment of silence, a girl said, her tone was a little lost.
“Yes,” another person echoed, “I was actually a fan of Shang Mengzhen before, I really don’t want to believe that she is such a power-climbing person.”
After hearing these suspected “fans to anti-fans” statements, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but wonder, what was wrong with Shang Mengzhen now?
In Duan Hengye’s impression, Shang Mengzhen was as an actress in the entertainment industry, at a young age she ascended to the throne of the film queen. She had no shortage of fans, and also no shortage of so-called “Anti fans”. But now in the classroom after hearing such remarks, Duan Hengye had a different feeling.
For example, Duan Hengye knew that his own students’ personalities were extremely mild compared to the netizens on Starnet. For them to say such words, it was estimated that the online remarks about Shang Mengzhen would be even worse.
The plot of the book “Dumping Interstellar” Duan Hengye had almost fully memorized it, in his impression, as the female lead, although Shang Mengzhen went through a lot of events, there were almost no large-scale fans to anti-fans situation. So what exactly was happening this time ……?
Duan Hengye picked up the light computer on the side, ready to search the relevant news on the star network. But before he could do it, he saw the time reminder on the side – there were two minutes left before class started. Seeing this, Duan Hengye temporarily removed the doubts in his mind, and then got up and walked towards the classroom.
After such a long time of practice, Duan Hengye was already considered a more qualified teacher. Nowadays, in addition to teaching, he also paid more and more attention to the students’ reactions in class, so as to judge his progress and everyone’s understanding.
But this time Duan Hengye found that, and their usual focus was different, the students looked at him with meaning, as well as …… caution?
Intuition told Duan Hengye that his students’ change was related to the discussion he heard before class. But Duan Hengye couldn’t even connect these few things together for a while.
Although he was very curious, the progress and pace of Duan Hengye’s class wasn’t taken away by this bit of weird emotions. In these few hours of class, Professor Duan’s performance was still as perfect as ever.
But perhaps the students of An Luo University’s Mecha Department wouldn’t have expected it no matter how they thought about it, just less than a minute after the class ended. Duan Hengye, who seriously explained the problem, returned to the lounge, then took out his light computer and searched for interstellar gossip news on it.
The news recommendation function of the light computer was very intelligent, although the matter of Shang Mengzhen was now considered the most influential news in the entertainment industry in recent times. But because Duan Hengye had been focusing on current affairs, as well as technology consulting, Professor Duan’s light computer had long classified the entertainment gossip category as “not interested”.
Although he heard his students discussing before class, Duan Hengye vaguely felt the magnitude of this news. But now after seeing the lively scene in the entertainment section, Duan Hengye had an intuitive feeling about it.
As soon as he opened the entertainment section of the Star network, he didn’t even have time to enter the word “Shang Mengzhen” in the search bar, a photo of the other appeared directly in front of him. This photo took up a lot of space, as long as one paid attention to the entertainment news, no one could ignore it.
Shang Mengzhen was exquisite as ever with her makeup, although the expressions of those in the background showed that the situation she was facing at this time wasn’t good at all, but the expression on her face was still so calm. In fact, if one looked at the novel synopsis of “Dumping Interstellar” alone, it was indeed easy to categorise Shang Mengzhen as a simple “Mary Sue heroine”. But when you got to know her in real life, she was a very charismatic person.
Being able to become a film queen at such a young age and climb the top of the pyramid in the industry, Shang Mengzhen’s psychological quality was naturally first-class besides her professional ability.
Duan Hengye moved his eyes down from the photo, and then saw the light gray line below the picture with the text “Shang Mengzhen goes to Ye Tian’s genus star, didn’t answer the recent rumours positively.”
Gently placing his finger on the title, Duan Hengye saw that this news was updated ten minutes ago. Duan Hengye didn’t hesitate and directly clicked in. And immediately after that he saw a familiar name appear in this entertainment news, that name turned out to be …… Duan Hengye.
“…… Recently the news of the special relationship between Ye Tian’s new movie queen Shang Mengzhen and Southern Star has been getting a lot of attention, and today we met Shang Mengzhen herself who is attending an event at Marshal Genus Star. But unfortunately, Shang Mengzhen didn’t respond about her special relationship with Southern Star, and likewise didn’t express concern about Professor Duan’s recent work.”
What was this situation? Why would Shang Mengzhen express concern for his recent work?
Duan Hengye found that although he opened the star network and saw the relevant reports, the doubts in his mind were not lifted, but became even heavier.
The three words “Shang Mengzhen” were entered into the search bar of the entertainment section of Starnet, but in an instant, a terrifyingly large number of articles appeared in front of Duan Hengye. Duan Hengye knew that Starnet must have a function to quickly lock the relevant news, but unfortunately, as a transmigrator, he didn’t know where to open this function.
But Duan Hengye wasn’t beaten by this little difficulty. After thinking for a while, Duan Hengye decisively wrote a program to register a virtual identity, and then came to the entertainment forum of Starnet.
At this time, nearly ten minutes had passed since Duan Hengye left class. As Duan Hengye’s assistant, Ye Pu saw that he hadn’t come out, so he came to the lounge to see if Duan Hengye had encountered anything. But after walking through the door Ye Pu saw that Duan Hengye wasn’t kept by the students to ask questions, but was facing the light computer with a serious face.
It seemed that Professor Duan was working ah. Seeing this, Ye Pu silently retreated again. Mr. Assistant probably couldn’t guess that Duan Hengye, who was working seriously in his eyes at the moment, was actually posting in the …… gossip forum.
“[Question] What has happened to Shang Mengzhen in recent times?”
It was probably because Duan Hengye just registered, so his post was really a little inconspicuous, and the questions asked wasn’t eye-catching. After two or three minutes, the post hadn’t received a single reply.
…… it was his first time posting on the star network, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel some disappointment, he kept refreshing the page, and then finally, he had almost given up when someone replied.
The owner of the post, are you from a primitive society?”
Duan Hengye never expected that after waiting for so long, what he waited for was a reply that directly saw through his identity. Although he knew that the person who responded to him was just making a casual remark, Professor Duan still got nervous because of his words.
After thinking for a while, Duan Hengye finally chose to grab the only person who responded to him and asked: “I’m a fan of Shang Mengzhen, but I don’t pay much attention to entertainment news. Today at work I happened to hear someone mention something, so I came to the forum to ask a question.”
The post that had already sunk to the bottom was topped up again because of Duan Hengye’s reply, and this time compared to the cold state just now, the comments were now quite lively.
Well ~ you really missed a lot ah. I would like to tell you, but I don’t know where to start. First of all, you don’t pay attention to gossip news, then don’t you know that Shang Mengzhen and the Marshal’s relationship is very good? Especially since she also created the persona of ‘Duan Hengye’s fan’ some time ago.”
After seeing this reply, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but frown. Although he was eager to hear what had happened recently, Duan Hengye didn’t like the words “Shang Mengzhen is putting on the persona of a fan”.
But before Duan Hengye could think of a better way to reply, Shang Mengzhen’s fans who saw the post came out and tore into that person. In just a few minutes, Duan Hengye’s small post that no one had asked for, became a veritable mansion. Almost every time Duan Hengye refreshed, a dozen to twenty replies would appear. But unfortunately, it seemed that everyone had forgotten the purpose of the poor owner of the post – that was, Professor Duan.
Duan Hengye found a bunch of abbreviations he didn’t recognise after looking at them for half a day, and at first he had the effort to search one by one what those abbreviations actually meant. But after waiting for a few minutes, he completely gave up.
At this time, Duan Hengye deeply realized that the so-called “entertainment gossip section” was really a mysterious organisation.
Just when Duan Hengye was ready to refresh and delete the post, he finally saw the reply to his question.
Pfft. Suddenly I realized that this post of yours has already gotten crooked. Seeing that everyone is now choking each other, then this passerby will answer the question well. Since becoming a movie queen, Shang Mengzhen’s resources has been rising like a rocket, which we all know. But from some time ago, Shang Mengzhen got dropped from her endorsements, the movie she was originally meant to act in suddenly announced another actress. In fact, this is normal, but Shang Mengzhen’s fans began to say that someone is behind Shang Mengzhen’s growing decline.”
Suddenly seeing such a large paragraph, Duan Hengye’s heart was a bit touched. He originally intended to delete the post then someone hurriedly replied before he could.
Mm-hmm, and then?
Aigoo, you really don’t know. At the same time, we found out that the endorsements and scripts that Shang Mengzhen didn’t drop during this time were all related to Southern Star. So there was no one to dig deeper into this point ……”
On one side of the building was a fierce argument, while the passerby’s reply was in the other. After ten minutes, Duan Hengye finally figured out what had happened recently.
It was like what was said in the reply, the resources of Shang Mengzhen suddenly dropped a lot in recent times. As a popular movie queen, Shang Mengzhen’s fans then made a lot of posts in the entertainment section. And after a few days of war with the anti-fans, they realized that all of Shang Mengzhen’s current resources were related to the Southern Star.
And looking at the remarks on the internet at this time, many people vaguely pointed the arrow at the BOSS of Southern Star, Meng Jinhuai. For example, in this post created by Duan Hengye, someone directly said something like the relationship between Shang Mengzhen and the Marshal was worth observing. Although out of respect for Meng Jinhuai, these messages were very subtle, but it was mentioned.
Now Duan Hengye finally understand why everyone in the news was concerned about Shang Mengzhen’s attitude toward him, in the hearts of many people who believed the gossip, at this time they were probably jealous of her ……
People were such a complex creatures, on the one hand they were sighing at the beauty of Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai’s feelings. But on the other hand, they secretly expected someone to expose its falsehood.
The Marshal’s Office naturally had the ability to delete posts on the internet, but the human mouth was the most difficult thing to silence. After reading the replies, Duan Hengye thought for a while, with the current attention on Shang Mengzhen and the popularity of him and Meng Jinhuai, the public opinion was probably already fixed.
In fact, Duan Hengye could understand the bizarre and tangled mindset of netizens. But after reading the entire discussion, Duan Hengye really wanted to tell everyone – from the whole news, it seemed that the least innocent Shang Mengzhen, was actually the most innocent one.
As someone said in the reply, Shang Mengzhen did have a “mysterious relationship” with Southern Star that hadn’t been exposed yet. But in fact, that relationship and the speculations were completely different, and could even be said to be diametrically opposed.
Although Meng Jinhuai didn’t say it publicly, now Duan Hengye had confirmed it. The relationship between the female protagonist, Shang Mengzhen, and the male god, Meng Jinhuai – they were relatives.
The netizens wouldn’t expect that the truth was that simple. After all, as a heroine who could be simply summarised as a “Mary Sue”, how could Shang Mengzhen not have a great origin?
Although Shang Mengzhen hadn’t been acknowledged for the time being, Meng Jinhuai authorised for Shang Mengzhen to be given some help. Duan Hengye estimated that Meng Jinhuai didn’t intend to keep this relationship a secret, so by now, people who were interested in digging deeper would be able to find that Shang Mengzhen and Southern Star had a lot of deals.
After figuring out the situation, Duan Hengye thanked the netizen who replied to him on the star network, and then directly deleted the post. When he finally walked out of the lounge, Duan Hengye still couldn’t help but sigh in his heart – it was estimated that the heroine Shang Mengzhen didn’t know the relationship between her and Southern Star for the time being, and when she encountered this matter, she was eighty percent more puzzled than anyone else.
Today’s class was relatively early, so Duan Hengye didn’t intend to stay on the Duguang star, he wanted to directly go back to the Institute. When he went out he saw that his assistant Ye Pu had been waiting for him outside for a while.
“Professor Duan, may I ask if you want to go back to the research institute directly now?”
“Uh, yes.” Duan Hengye nodded towards Ye Pu, and then walked with him towards the hovercar he was driving to the starship docking pad.
The road from the Southern Star to the Institute was familiar to Duan Hengye, and after he got on the starship, he planned to close his eyes and rest for a while. But before Duan Hengye could close his eyes, his light computer rang lightly.
Because just now Duan Hengye read the news in the entertainment section and visited the gossip forum, his light computer had concluded that Duan Hengye was a fan of entertainment news, and perhaps also Shang Mengzhen.
This sudden notification was related to Shang Mengzhen.
It was also because of the recent news that Shang Mengzhen was surrounded by reporters after finishing an activity. Duan Hengye, who was already tired, immediately perked up after seeing the pictures. He could see that, unlike the normal questions of entertainment reporters, the news reporters were deliberately creating difficulties.
Now Shang Mengzhen situation wasn’t good at all, to put it bluntly, she herself didn’t notice that so many resources around her were linked with southern Star. And now when asked about this matter, she certainly couldn’t just say anything about Meng Jinhuai and Southern Star.
At this time Shang Mengzhen had walked into a dead end.
The notification was a live commercial activity of Shang Mengzhen. The activity itself was over, but the reporters didn’t disperse. In the video, the host who remained at the scene kept rejecting the reporter’s questions with the words “the question has nothing to do with the activity”. But what was visible to the naked eye was that those people’s questions became more and more rude. Shang Mengzhen’s expression also began to change bit by bit.
In addition to anger there was also embarrassment and vulnerability, which the always strong heroine rarely revealed.
After seeing this, Duan Hengye closed the page, and then quickly sent the recent events to Meng Jinhuai. But he didn’t know if it was because Meng Jinhuai was working right now, there wasn’t a reply after a long time.
Although Meng Jinhuai and Shang Mengzhen had a little blood relation, after all, there was no relationship. Meng Jinhuai couldn’t always pay attention to Shang Mengzhen. He may have simply mentioned it to his subordinates a long time ago, asking them to take care of Shang Mengzhen. Now the online public opinion was controlled by the relevant staff of Southern Star.
Just when Duan Hengye was thinking about this, another news article appeared. He didn’t know what happened, during the live broadcast, Shang Mengzhen’s anti-fans suddenly appeared, and the scene suddenly became chaotic.
He glanced at Shang Mengzhen on the screen, and then glanced at the light computer that hadn’t received a response. Duan Hengye finally made a very bold decision – he found the location where Shang Mengzhen was, and then sent the coordinates to Ye Pu.
A few minutes later, the starship that was heading to the institute adjusted its direction of travel and flew towards another planet.