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Mo Di did not think too much about the physical examination. What he cared about was the final round of the game competition.
There were only two weeks left before it started and although he was confident about their chance of winning, there was still work to be done.
At present, they have produced up to chapter twenty-nine. By the time the finals began, chapter thirty should also have been completed. When that happened, an important plot line would be revealed and new gameplay would also be introduced. That would mark the end of the first part of Infinite Life.
And after the competition concluded, Mo Di would disclose to the team about the game company.
As for the location, Mu Tian Heng had already provided him a space in his current office building.
Mu Tian Heng had been in Hua Xia for less than a year and had not acquired his own office building. He was renting a few floors of a high-rise, one of which was half empty and could provide a temporary workplace for their team.
Since the acquisition of the Qin Group’s real estate company, other than rectifying the entire work ethic of the whole company, Mu Tian Heng had also been reviewing several sites to build his own office buildings. When the time came, he could have their workplaces close to each other and the two could go to work together!
Mo Di snickered at the thought. He had no intentions of pretending to be gracious in front of Mu Tian Heng now that there was nothing between them. In fact, he was particularly eager for that day to come.
Mo Di spent the following days attending classes, working on his game, and hanging out with Mu Tian Heng every now and then. As such, a week passed and the day for the physical examination had arrived.
Other than having to run a few laps, the rest of the tests were quite simple. Of course running was not a problem for Mo Di, Xian Yu Chao, and Chen Zhao, but for Lin Jun Feng, it was hell. The moment Lin Jun Feng saw the ‘1km run’, he could almost cough up blood.
“I also want to find a substitute runner,” Lin Jun Feng cut into the conversation of several girls discussing the topic of finding someone to run on their behalf.
“Forget it. You’re such a big guy, your substitute will immediately be recognized.” Xian Yu Chao slapped him on the back, “Just run with me, I’ll make sure you won’t be able to lag even half a step behind!”
“I won’t make it.” Lin Jun Feng had a bitter look on his face.
“Why don’t you drink a can of Red Bull before the test?” Mo Di pointed to a supermarket a hundred meters away. “I’ve heard that it would help in the beginning but after the run, you will feel even more fatigue. You can outweigh the benefits by yourself.”
Lin Jun Feng felt his heart pounding when he looked at the PE teacher and the students getting ready to go for their run.
“I, I’m going to buy a can of Red Bull. Endurance is success. After the run, I can always stay in bed to rest.”
Lin Jun Feng then grabbed Xian Yu Chao to go with him.
In the meantime, Mo Di and Chen Zhao went ahead with their run. They both completed the task with ease then went on to the pull-ups and long jump stations.
When they were almost done, Lin Jun Feng and Xian Yu Chao came back from the supermarket.
“You guys didn’t buy the Red Bull?” Chen Zhao had already taken off his jacket and was fanning himself with his hand.
“He drank it right away at the supermarket,” Xian Yu Chao shrugged and continued, “Did you know how many cans he drank? Three! Oh wait, it’s actually two and a half! I drank half a can but it was for his own good. It’s a lot more difficult to run with a stomach full of liquid.”
“I…” Lin Jun Feng hiccuped and said, “I feel ready now!”
“Stop messing around.” Mo Di said to Lin Jun Feng, “Later when you run, try to breathe through your nose instead of your mouth. And pace your breathing with your steps, don’t try to rush in the beginning or you’ll lose your strength afterward. You two take off your jackets, we’ll take them for you. We’ll be waiting at the finish line.”
“Ok.” Lin Jun Feng took a deep breath. He and Xian Yu Chao took off their jackets and passed them to Mo Di and Chen Zhao then went to the track and queued up.
Several other students were walking briskly towards the finish line. They were all out of breath and drained of strength. A few couldn’t even stand and had to lie down on the grass.
It seemed that the laps were really a nightmare for many, especially the girls. Several of them were still gasping for air while cooling down.
“Oh my god, we’re finally done with the hardest part. Too bad there’s another one next year.”
“There’s only a few more minor tests tomorrow and passing the 800m automatically means that we’ve passed the physical exams. Haha…”
“Actually, did you guys hear this little piece of rumor? I heard from a senior… He’s in the student council and he said that there will be a psychological evaluation this year and a professional psychiatrist will be conducting it. This is because someone raised a concern about the mental well-being of students. But nothing’s been announced so I’m not sure if it’s true.”
“I don’t think it’s true. Most likely we’ll be sent a link with questionnaires. They can’t possibly get a psychiatrist for everyone. Do you know how expensive that would be? How could our school afford that?”
“No, no, no. I heard that it will be free of charge. The psychiatrist is someone from the First Hospital and he would be cooperating with our physical education teacher. Furthermore, our school is an elite school, and our students are always under constant pressure and stress academically. I think it’s the least the country can do to help the next generation of graduates.”
“Xiao Di, Xiao Di?!”
Chen Zhao patted Mo Di on the back, “What’s the matter with you? Did you hear what I was just saying?”
Mo Di was pulled out of his thoughts and he looked back at Chen Zhao, “What did you say?”
“You really weren’t listening!” Chen Zhao was speechless. “What were you thinking about? Pretty girls?”
“What are you talking about? I was just listening to the girls talking and they mentioned that we might have a psychological evaluation. Do you think it’s possible?” Mo Di did not show any change in expression but his heart was a little heavy.
At the mention of and anything related to psychological testing, Mo Di couldn’t help but think of his last life and raise his guard up.
Maybe he was just overly paranoid?
“I don’t know but I don’t think that’s possible. Most likely it’s an online test. Anyway, it’s impossible to talk with the students one by one, isn’t it?” Seeing Xian Yu Chao about to finish, Chen Zhao picked up his jacket, ready to pass it to him, “That’ll take a lot of time and money.”
“Well they can always make you take an online test then single out the students with problematic results and have the psychiatrists talk to them. That way, it’ll be more effective.” Mo Di frowned after he had collected his thoughts.
“Um, that’s a good way to do it. Our school has ‘jumpers’ every year, it’s good that they’re trying to prevent it.”
“What jumpers?” Xian Yu Chao came towards them panting, “What were you two talking about?”
“Nothing. I have to make an urgent phone call, you two wait for Lin Jun Feng. Thanks.” Mo Di gave Chen Zhao the jacket in his hand and exited the field. He ran to the library and found a deserted corner where he proceeded to text Mu Tian Heng about what he had just heard and his conjectures.
He knew Mu Tian Heng would not think that he was being paranoid.
Mo Di then dialed Song Yu. He remembered that by now Song Yu should have started working in the First Hospital.
The call was accepted after two rings and Song Yu’s cheerful voice could be heard.
“Hello? Xiao Di actually took the initiative to call me, I’m so happy. Is there anything I can do for you?”
Mo Di felt bad for calling Song Yu only because he needed help but he still did not beat around the bush, “Uncle Song, there’s something I want to ask you.”
“What is it? As long as I have the answer, I will tell you.”
“Uncle Song, our school is going to be cooperating with your hospital for this year’s physical examinations, did you know that?”
“Of course, what about it?”
“Well…” Mo Di hesitated, “Uncle Song, I also heard that there will be a mental evaluation for our students, is that true?”
“Oh this, I did hear something about it. But I’m not clear on the details. I’m in the neurology department so I’m not too familiar with the psychology department. I heard that this decision came directly from the dean after it was suggested by an expert in the field. It’s a movement to ensure the mental health of the current batch of students.”