Papa Jiao got up and went to open it. Zheng Tan didn’t follow him, however, and only pricked up his ears to listen to the discussion in the living room.
Based on the voice, it should be the computer nerd from across the street. Since both of his parents were teachers, he could be considered the dependant of a teaching family.
This guy practically spent all day in his room and would often wear t-shirts with Starcraft, Spider-man, Star Wars……and even Sponge Bob on them.
He would wash his clothes once a week, even in the summer. Who knew if his piled up clothes would grow mushrooms then.
Listening to the voices, apparently he was somewhat embarrassed. Zheng Tan jumped off the desk and went to the entrance to take a look.
The other person was holding a boxed lunch in one hand, while scratching his head with the other.
“Brother Jiao, I would like to a borrow your cat for a bit. The mice are about to breed on my side. I even bought mouse traps, but I still couldn’t catch them.
These past few days, I have been worried to death. Whenever is convenient… ah… could you… that is, lend me your cat?”
Zheng Tan viewed the guy in contempt. He remembered that just a few months ago that guy was boasting to Jiao Yuan that his home didn’t even have half a mouse.
The result was that on the next day, Zheng Tan heard a howl that the internet wire had been chewed through.
He had tried using the sticky mouse trap, the normal mouse trap, and basically everything else excluding mouse poison.
Zheng Tan wondered, could it be possible that the IQ of the mice on the campus was higher than the rest?
When Zheng Tan thought about it, however, he hadn’t caught any mice since becoming a cat, as the Jiao family’s home did not have a single mouse.
Zheng Tan wasn’t sure if this was because of his presence or not, but if they wanted him to go catch a mouse now, he really wouldn’t know where to start.
Not because of fear, as Zheng Tan used to catch mice to scare his female classmates in middle school, but a cat and a person aren’t the same, after all.
Zheng Tan lowered his head and looked at his claws, to express his worries.
On the other side Papa Jiao exchanged a few words with their neighbor and then closed the door. Returning inside, he waved over Zheng Tan, “Can you catch mice?”
Zheng Tan was silent, not moving.
After a long time, Zheng Tan heard Papa Jiao order: “Go, give it a try.”
Try? Try what? How am I supposed to try? Zheng Tan was rather unconvinced.
Papa Jiao grabbed his keys, carried a tote bag, and informed Jiao Yuan before he called Zheng Tan to head out.
Zheng Tan rode on Papa Jiao’s small electric scooter as they left the eastern residence. Seeing the familiar path, Zheng Tan more or less realized in his heart where their destination was.
However, how was he going to try? Zheng Tan’s heart was unsure. His strength compared to that of a normal cat’s was stronger. In fact, Zheng Tan felt that his strength could grow even more.
After a year and half, perhaps his strength would be close to that of a young adult.
However, having great strength did not mean he was capable of catching mice.
Because he never really like cats, he had never paid attention to them, which meant that he didn’t know how normal cats went about this.
While thinking, the electric scooter arrived at their destination——Chu Hua University, College of Life Sciences.
Being an associate professor at the college of life sciences, besides returning home for meals, Papa Jiao spent most of his days here.
After parking the electric scooter, Mr. Jiao shook out the tote bag. Zheng Tan’s mouth twitched, and he jumped into it.
The science building wasn’t a place that a cat could just walk around as they wished, so it wouldn’t be good for them to be caught.
Then, Associate Professor Jiao, holding the cat-filled bag, entered the building through the main entrance, calmly greeting the people who passed by.
He walked until he reached the stairs where there weren’t any people, as most had gotten used to riding the elevator.
Zheng Tan stuck his head out and looked around. Even at 7p.m., there were still many people in the life science building, and all the research labs still had lights on.
Zheng Tan was even able to look through the staircase window and see the bright UV sterilization lamps in the sterilization room on the other side.
Recalling the first time Jian Yuan had brought him here, Zheng Tan had been very nervous. But after a few times, Zheng Tan became accustomed to it.
He had even rejoiced multiple times that the family members who adopted him weren’t some crazy scientists (Frankenstein).
Papa Jiao’s office was an independent office on the second floor. He was one of the few associate professors at Chu Hua University to have his own independent