Chapter 460: Charlotte
“As for the second aspect, there will be changes in the form of rule after the war. Based on the hundreds of years of war, the war basically has nothing to do with the civilians. The civilians don’t care about the war between the lords. However, since our battle base has changed from military commanders to soldiers, our rule base has directly penetrated into the civilians. In the current situation, even under the same lord, each city’s politics, taxes, and so on are basically independent. And this is not allowed for us. Every city we occupy must be unified under the same political system, tax system, and financial system. This will inevitably touch the interests of many people, thus bringing about turbulence in the civilian world. Under such circumstances, the current civilian police system is not entirely reliable. We must train a large number of mecha warriors to carry out comprehensive control over unstable areas.”
At this moment, Allie said loudly, “Hai, if the senate really wants to deal with us, there are already enough crimes. How is there still one more?”
“Finance director, military law director, mecha director, intelligence director…” Morton muttered to himself as he read through all these positions. He hesitated for a moment.
“If it’s a political system that doesn’t rely on the senate at all, just these few positions don’t seem to be enough, right?”
Hearing Morton say this, Lei Luo immediately laughed.
“I would like to create a few more positions, but we only have a few heads right now. What’s the point of creating too many people without anyone to do it?”
After another moment of hesitation, Morton said, “I do have a candidate, but I still can’t figure him out.”
“Oh? Who is he? Tell me.”
He was someone that even a person like Morton couldn’t figure out. Just this alone was enough to pique Lei Luo’s interest.
“His name is Charlotte, or rather, he calls himself Charlotte.”
“Come to think of it, he’s only twenty-five this year. Just like you, I don’t know much about his strategic index. As for his past, he didn’t tell me in detail. He only roughly told me that he came from a military family in the fourth sea region. Among his elders and older brothers, more than a dozen of them had already become high-ranking generals and had their own armies. As the youngest member of his family, he had high hopes, but he was lazy by nature and couldn’t stand strict training and guidance. When he was eighteen, he ran away from home and wandered around the Empire.”
Hearing this, Lei Luo clicked his tongue and said, “It sounds like a fabricated resume. Have you investigated his past?”
“Of course.” Morton nodded.
“But I couldn’t find anything. I spent a lot of money and used all the connections I could, but I still couldn’t find any information about him before he was eighteen years old. This is very similar to you.”
“Oh?” Lei Luo’s eyes widened slightly. “Then how do you know him?”
“Four years ago, when I was about to give it my all with Trump, Charlotte happened to wander to Morton Trading Company and became a security guard…”
Allie’s mouth was wide open in shock. “Such a mysterious person actually became a security guard?”
“Yeah, I was surprised too. I happened to see him downstairs when I entered the office. All the security guards were respectful to me, and only he gave me a brilliant smile. His smile was really brilliant. It made people feel that nothing in the world was worth worrying about. It was a kind of charm that was difficult to describe with words. It made people easily feel that he was reliable and safe. If I wasn’t sure that I didn’t have sexual urges, I would even suspect that there is something wrong with my sexual orientation.”
Morton laughed when he said this, and the others also laughed.
Lei Luo also smiled faintly, then pursed his lips and said, “Continue.”
“Before I started the war with Le Yan, I was already prepared for failure. So I transferred about seven million gold coins in my name to Charlotte’s general account.”
Hearing the money, Katz’s spirit was immediately aroused. “This is a huge amount of money. Where is this money now?”
Morton smiled and patted Katz’s shoulder.
“Sigh. Don’t worry. I’ll talk about the money later.”
“Seven million gold coins? Did Charlotte know about this beforehand?” Lei Luo asked.
“No.” Morton shook his head. “I transferred it without him knowing.”
“Did you have too much contact with him before?” Lei Luo asked again.
“Yes.” Morton nodded.
“In fact, I didn’t say anything to him before this.”
At this time, Allie seemed to have finally figured something out and nodded.
“I never understood how a smart person like you could fail in business. Now I think it’s understandable that you went bankrupt.”
However, Lei Luo did not taunt Morton like Allie did. Instead, he was silent for a while before he said, “You want to make friends with him, don’t you?”
“Yes. As a businessman, I rarely have irrational moments in my life. In all my life, I’ve only had two. One with him, and the other with you. Even I don’t know why. I just feel that he won’t and won’t be bothered to swallow my money.”
Lei Luo nodded slowly. “The facts have proven that your judgment is correct, right?”
“That’s right. What makes me feel lucky is that I’ve never missed a single person in my entire life.”
Morton stroked his hair proudly.
“After I lost the battle, I, who was penniless, called Charlotte over and told him the truth. At first, Charlotte thought I was joking because he almost never looked at his universal account. But when he looked at his account, he knew what I said was true. So, just like me, he began to be interested in a person who had never spoken to him before and dared to transfer seven million dollars into his account. From then on, we became friends. From then on, I let him act as my trade agent and started to secretly trade some civilian goods.”
Katz finally couldn’t hold it in anymore. He excitedly pushed his eyes. “How much money do you have now?”
“According to the report he sent me last month, that seven million yuan has now become seventeen million yuan.”
Morton shook his head discontentedly.
“That guy is obviously very smart, but he is too lazy. He can only make one transaction every three months at most and then go to god knows where. Otherwise, I don’t only have so much money.”
“It’s already a lot, hurry up and transfer it over. The fleet is in need of money everywhere now. With this money, you can almost fill the hole,” Katz said hurriedly.
Morton nodded, “Of course, there’s no problem. When it’s over, I’ll ask him to transfer the money over.”
Lei Luo raised his head and thought for a while. Then he asked, “Is there any other information about this Charlotte?”
“Yes, it’s probably the most important information,” Morton said.
Allie slapped the chair and said hurriedly, “Oh, hurry up and tell us what it is.”
Morton blinked and said, “Charlotte’s appearance…is quite similar to yours.”