1012 Just Like Tha
"What is so important?! – If there was nothing important, why the h*ll would I call you at one-thirty in the middle of the d*mn night?!" Yin Shixiong was truly fuming. Rolling up his sleeves, he was tempted to swing a punch right into Special Assistant Yang's face!
"Lieutenant Yin, how can you talk like that?" Special Assistant Yang's expression darkened. "We are working overtime every single day, as well. It is already half past one in the morning now, but we are still working in the office. Whose job can be deemed to be of less importance? Moreover, Senior Speaker Long is the most important person here and is akin to the needle of a compass to us. From the citizens' point of view, Senior Speaker Long's health is of the utmost importance. Forget it; I shall not talk to you further. I still have some more documents to handle. We will talk tomorrow morning." With that, Special Assistant Yang hung up.
Yin Shixiong's eyes widened, and he almost could not believe what he had just heard.
Special Assistant Yang had actually hung up on him?!
Even after he had said so clearly that it was Major General Huo Shaoheng who had wanted to see Senior Speaker Long, Special Assistant Yang still hung up on him?!
Was this person extremely brave, or had he developed dementia at an early age?
Yin Shixiong turned around and looked at Huo Shaoheng. "Special Assistant Yang said, no matter how important it is, we would have to wait until tomorrow. That the health of Senior Speaker Long is of the utmost importance," he said in disbelief.
Huo Shaoheng folded his arms as he leaned on his desk. Narrowing his eyes, he said, "Oh, really? Is Special Assistant Yang trying to teach us how to behave? Or is he trying to teach us how to get things done?"
"He is trying all." Yin Shixiong nodded feverishly. "Should we teach them back?!"
Huo Shaoheng stood up. "Let us go."
The two of them exited the temporary control room in the Senate building and took an elevator to the area of Senior Speaker Long's office.
Senior Speaker Long was unique. Therefore, he had an entire story to himself that was considered to be his office. The whole area on the level was within Senior Speaker Long's control. The secretarial office was the entrance to the entire story.
When Huo Shaoheng and Yin Shixiong stepped into the secretarial department, all the people who were working overtime thought that they were hallucinating.
Two men who were buffed and tall, wearing army uniforms with exceptional auras, had just stepped into their department. The activities of the entire secretarial department froze.
Only after a while did someone recognize them as Major General Huo, who had been handpicked by General Ji to handle the security for the election. The one who was slightly shorter to his side was his assistant, Lieutenant Yin Shixiong.
"Major General Huo, why have you come personally? You could have just given us a call if there was anything you needed. Why did you make an effort to come personally?" Special Assistant Yang walked briskly out of the office inside and stuck out his hand in an attempt to be friendly.
However, Huo Shaoheng did not shake his hand. He merely looked at Special Assistant Yang sternly and said, "I want to see Senior Speaker Long. We called, but your people said that I am unable to see him, and therefore I am here personally."
"Oh?" Special Assistant Yang smiled as he shook his head and looked around casually. One of his loyal subordinates quickly came up to mediate the situation.
"Major General Huo, am I correct? Our Special Assistant Yang is also thinking about the health of Senior Speaker Long. You know well that everyone has priorities. Since it will be daybreak soon…"
Before the person could finish talking, Yin Shixiong cut him off with a chuckle. "Where did this wild animal come from to act like a movie extra? Did our Major General speak to you just now?"
The person that had stepped forward blushed furiously at Yin Shixiong's humiliating comment. Trying to maintain his pride, he retorted, "Lieutenant Yin, how can you insult people like that? What did I say wrong?!"
"What did you say wrong? I think 'what did you say right' would be a better question!" Yin Shixiong took a step forward and stood in front of Huo Shaoheng as he looked across the entire secretarial office and at every single person who was working overtime. Then, his gaze stopped on Special Assistant Yang as he said sternly, "You dare not to reply when Major General is asking you a question? If you were in the army, you would have been locked up in the detention barracks by now!"
Removing his gold-rimmed glasses, Special Assistant Yang wiped them gracefully and snickered. "Lieutenant Yin, you do remember where you are now, don't you?"
"I am in the Senate, aren't I?" Yin Shixiong looked around purposefully and looked some of the female employees over as they lowered their faces, finding Yin Shixiong's evil smile attractive as their hearts began fluttering.
"You are right. This is the Senate, not the army. Therefore, you should not try to impose your rules over here, should you?" Special Assistant Yang put on his glasses and looked at his watch. "It is already almost two o'clock. Senior Speaker Long is getting on in years and does not usually get good sleep. Therefore, he wakes up early every day. He will be awake in another three hours. Would you like to take a rest here, or go back to the temporary control room and I will call you over in three hours, Major General Huo?"
Huo Shaoheng shook his head and said bluntly, "I want to see Senior Speaker Long right now; immediately."
There was absolutely no room for negotiation.
Special Assistant Yang was getting annoyed as well.
It was true that Huo Shaoheng was of an extremely high position. He was two years younger than Special Assistant Yang, but he had already managed to attain such a high position. Special Assistant Yang blamed it on not having a powerful father and therefore claimed he could not have become a young achiever like Huo Shaoheng.
However, he could not abuse his authority like that!
Did he think that all the people in the Senate were pushovers?
With a grim expression, Special Assistant Yang said, "Major General Huo, I have already said that Senior Speaker Long will be awake in another three hours. Can't you wait for just three hours?"
Huo Shaoheng folded his arms and shook his head sternly. "No, I cannot. I want to see Senior Speaker Long immediately. Right now."
He had repeated his sentence again, as his expression turned even colder than before. His low voice was pleasant to the ears, but the power in his voice made people shudder.
Special Assistant Yang ground his teeth out of anger.
He was treating this place as if it was his Special Forces!
Look at him, acting all superior like he is the emperor. He must have forgotten what his surname was as well.
Special Assistant Yang cursed Huo Shaoheng in his heart, and his expression turned sour.
He thought for a while, then said, "Why don't we do this – I will try to call on your behalf? I have already informed you that Senior Speaker Long is sleeping. His home is not the same as it is here, and there would not be someone on duty twenty-four hours a day to answer calls."
"If Senior Speaker Long can answer calls at any time of the day, why would he need this secretarial department?" Huo Shaoheng looked at Special Assistant Yang the way he would look at someone who had died. "Special Assistant Yang, please do not forget your duty. Neglecting your duty is a serious offense for someone of your position."
"Major General Huo, I majored in law as well. Therefore, you can stop using the law to threaten me." Special Assistant Yang began being sarcastic. "I was merely going with the book. You are too used to being in authority, and therefore I can understand that you would not empathize with our difficulties."
"Special Assistant Yang, every single word that you have said today will be our evidence to lodge an official complaint against you." Yin Shixiong pointed at the CCTV in the secretarial department. "I will be taking a copy of the footage from the CCTV here before leaving."
"Taking a copy away? What rights would you have?" Special Assistant Yang was so angry that he snickered. "Let me tell you. Whatever I have said today is based on truth and facts. It is not against any law!"
"You would not be breaking any laws just because you have the truth and facts? Special Assistant Yang, I can see that your knowledge of the law is simple." Huo Shaoheng moved his gaze away and refused to stoop to Special Assistant Yang's level anymore. "Big Xiong, bring the document. We will look for Senior Speaker Long on our own."
Special Assistant Yang gritted his teeth and did not dare attempt to reason with Huo Shaoheng anymore. He got his subordinate to look around in the pile of documents and found the envelope that Yin Shixiong had brought in the morning at the bottom of the pile. "There you go. I do not know who stuffed this here. Look, it is still nicely sealed, and no one has touched it yet."
"Does Senior Speaker Long know about this?" Huo Shaoheng asked before leaving.
Special Assistant Yang thought for a while before replying, "I will have to ask Miss Gu about that. I only remember tasking her to do it. I would not know if she went to ask Senior Speaker Long."