I'm fascinated by the relationship between Shen Wei & Zhao Xinci, because they must
have interacted while Zhao Xinci was SID chief, right? And from the conversation with the Regent at the end of 35, I got the impression that ZXC was the one the Regent thought could help set up Shen Wei's Haixing identity, even though the timeline doesn't work out very well for it. Anyway here's a snippet from a Shen Wei and Zhao Xinci-centric fic I'll post someday, if I can ever get it edited:
"I would like to speak with you, in person," Shen Wei said, when he called Zhao Xinci the next morning.
"Is this a business or a personal matter?"
"Ah, so it involves Zhao Yunlan again."
"Not directly, no."
There was a long pause. "I'm sure you're aware, Professor Shen, that my time is limited. I may have helped build your identity here, but I'm not here to help you."
"On the contrary, in the years since then, I believe you've made my life more difficult. Nevertheless, the matter I wish to discuss is one I believe neither of us would prefer to speak of over the phone."
His reasons for wanting the conversation in person were to gauge Zhao Xinci's reactions, but he hoped Zhao Xinci would be cautious enough to not want people to listen in on whatever it was he thought Shen Wei was going to talk about.
"You're free this morning?" Zhao Xinci said, finally, sounding weary.
"I know a place." He gave Shen Wei the address of a small cafe not too far from campus. "I can be there in twenty minutes."