Chapter 1167: You Already Have a Candidate in Mind?
Before Lin Nuan could figure out what Fu Huai’an meant by “a new identity that truly exists,” Fu Huai’an had already gripped her by her shoulders and planted a kiss on her brows, smiling broadly. “I need to check on some stuff, then discuss it with them!”
Lin Nuan nodded. Watching Fu Huai’an unbutton his shirt and call Little Lu to check on some information, she hugged Fu Huai’an’s home clothes to her chest, feeling that Fu Huai’an seemed to have thought of a brilliant idea…
After that, Lu Jinnan and Tang Zheng both received a call from Fu Huai’an.
Although Lu Jinnan was injured, since Fu Huai’an called him, it was clearly a serious matter. He had originally wanted to hail a cab to the Fu residence, but Bai Xiaonian’s father insisted on letting Bai Xiaonian send him there.
Although Bai Xiaonian was extremely reluctant, under the threatening stare of her father, she picked up her car keys and sent Lu Jinnan to the Fu residence.
In the front passenger seat, Lu Jinnan fastened his seatbelt and said to Bai Xiaonian, “Thanks…”
Bai Xiaonian turned sideways and glared at Lu Jinnan, then stepped on the accelerator and sped, catching Lu Jinnan by surprise.
Lu Jinnan didn’t utter a sound. He pursed his lips and simply sat as Bai Xiaonian went full speed ahead.
When Lu Jinnan arrived, Fu Huai’an, Gu Qingcheng, and Tang Zheng had been talking in the study for a while.
When Gu Qingcheng heard Fu Huai’an’s proposal, his heart beat wildly.
Everyone who was in this business, who wanted to retire… only thought of living incognito. Who would think of standing in the public’s eye?
But there was a saying that a true hermit secluded himself in the city center!
Tang Zheng bit his cigarette with his hands trembling a little, not lighting it with his lighter. He looked towards Gu Qingcheng and saw him lighting up a cigarette, his gaze deep and dark… and unfathomable.
“Old Gu, what do you think of this?” Tang Zheng asked Gu Qingcheng.
Without waiting for his reply, Lu Jinnan knocked on the door and entered.
Lu Jinnan still limped a little when he walked, but since Fu Huai’an called, he knew it was a very important matter and that he had to be there.
Lu Jinnan sat down. After listening to Tang Zheng’s recount of Fu Huai’an’s idea, he first paused in surprise, then looked at Gu Qingcheng and asked, “Old Gu, what do you think about this?”
Gu Qingcheng said nothing…
Having been good pals for so many years, Lu Jinnan understood!
If one could live in an aboveboard manner, who would want to live his life hiding like a rat?
To make Gu Qingcheng a public figure, even right under the spotlight… on the contrary, people wouldn’t easily find out his true identity!
The reason was simple—standing in the public’s eye, perhaps it would seem like nothing could be hidden.
“But it’s very hard to find a new identity that truly exists. Firstly, this person has to truly exist, plus he has to bear a physical resemblance to Old Gu. That, or it has to be a person with no public photos or videos, and… this person can’t have really interacted with others. If Old Gu plans to stay in the country, it’d be best… if this person had never appeared in the country before!” Lu Jinnan picked up a pack of cigarettes after speaking.
He paused, then added, “Moreover, he has to live like that person used to!”
Most importantly, this person had to truly exist, and there had to be traces that this person had lived. A resume that was fabricated from thin air would never stand up to scrutiny.
“So, to summarize, we have to find someone similar to Old Gu’s height, build, and physical appearance. Plus, this man has to be a public figure. And we have to make this person disappear. This is as difficult as climbing up to the sky!” Tang Zheng tapped away his cigarette ash.
“He doesn’t necessarily have to already be a public figure. He can be someone in this line of work, then convert into a public figure after that! A person… is free to choose his own path!” Lu Jinnan said, looking like he started giving this serious consideration.
Fu Huai’an leaned against the desk and said, “Everyone knows that Old Gu is an orphan. I plan… to use a story similar to that of Xiao Nuan finding her older brother for Old Gu!”
“You already have a candidate in mind?” Gu Qingcheng looked at Fu Huai’an.
Fu Huai’an took out a document and handed it to Lu Jinnan, who was closest to him. The impatient Tang Zheng walked over to Lu Jinnan and looked at the document as well.
“You plan to use someone from our team?” Lu Jinnan handed the document to Gu Qingcheng as he spoke.
Gu Qingcheng took a glance…
The person in the photo bore some resemblance to Gu Qingcheng, and he was a member of their team. This team member had been lying dormant and quiet in Venice for many years, as instructed. The identity he was using right now was an identity that truly existed.
This real identity’s name was Jacob Bellucci. He was adopted by a Venetian couple in China back then, and his Venetian adoptive parents died in a plane crash the second year!
Later, Jacob Bellucci was taken away by his so-called maternal grandmother. Jacob Bellucci’s maternal grandmother was an old woman with a weird personality. She had been living in the countryside and never associated with others, nor did she have any relatives. As a result, Jacob Bellucci had an unsociable and timid personality since he was young.
People living in the vicinity didn’t have much of an impression of Jacob Bellucci. The only impression they had of him was that he would always take photos with the camera that his maternal grandfather left behind, even though his grandmother would always curse and beat him up for doing so.
Afterward, Jacob Bellucci grew up and moved to Venice. However, he was constantly in sparsely-populated places like Africa, the North Pole, and the South Pole. He would take photos in those places, photos that others had never seen before. He had received several big international awards, earning his living as a photographer.
Much much later, a team under Fu Huai’an accidentally killed Jacob Bellucci on a mission. After that… Fu Huai’an arranged for a member within the team who resembled Jacob Bellucci to continue living disguised as this new identity.
At the start, Fu Huai’an hadn’t thought of this candidate. It was only after hearing Lin Nuan’s words that the idea of letting Gu Qingcheng be exposed in the public’s eye occurred to him!
Before Lu Jinnan, Tang Zheng, and the rest came, Fu Huai’an’s head was spinning very quickly. He thought of this person… and asked Little Lu to send this man’s information to him!
“But… although Jacob Bellucci bears some resemblance to Old Gu, they’re not all that alike!” Lu Jinnan stared at the man in black-framed glasses in the photo in the documents.
“It doesn’t matter if they don’t look alike. The important thing is that Jacob Bellucci never associated with anyone, and few people have ever seen him before. Every time he went out, he covered himself up, so who’s going to notice?” Fu Huai’an said.
Little Lu had already sent Fu Huai’an information on the movements of Ma Yuhao, the team member who had been acting as Jacob Bellucci all these years. The movement records were for the hidden chess pieces that were lying dormant, to make a record of their daily movements. What they tracked included the daily weather, what clothes they wore, and who they had seen…