Thursday, 30 March 2017

Chapter 25 Evacuate The Whole City

ZTZ99 By Ralph1989
Chapter 25: Evacuate The Whole City

Edited by chubby

After he took back the two Red Shell insects’ bodies, Chu Yunsheng quickly left the area with excitement. He didn't even bother to look at the crowd which was still in shock behind him.

One unit of Yuan Qi for one insect, it seems to be the same as frost arrows, but Chu Yunsheng knew that amount of Yuan Qi to insect kill was only ideal, but not practical. 

In the past, when he fought with many insects, only the first shot was guaranteed to freeze the insect. The rest of them usually consumed him two units of Yuan Qi , sometimes even more! Not only was the Yuan Qi consumption a problem, the raged insects are even more dangerous than usual. 

But now, with the armour's protection, he could fight with Red Shell insects in a close range. His Yuan Qi consumption is also greatly reduced, and close range fighting is more practical than using the crossbow.

He was confident that if he restored 9 units of Yuan Qi fully, when in combat with insects, he could kill at least 8 of them.

As Chu Yunsheng carefully wiped the Qian Bi sword, he stood on the roof of 20 story high building. The happiness brought by his new armour did not stay for long. The happy feeling was replaced by news brought by the military. 

He looked at three majestic  ZTZ99 main battle tanks slowly passing by with mixed feelings. The tanks were closely followed by six ZBD-97 (Type 97 Infantry fighting vehicle). All of the vehicle's lights were switched on, and the megaphone on top vehicles kept broadcasting the 《emergency notice》 from military headquarters:

“...We call them Red Shell insects!...

...We are not scared of sacrifice!...

...Regardless of all the cost, we tried to eliminate all of the insects!…

...There are many insect tunnels underneath the city!

We can't destroy them all, because insects are constantly coming into the city through those tunnels!

...Now, we have to announce that the situation has gotten worse!

 Recently, in the centre city, the number of insects has been increased again!....

...It's out of control...Extremely dangerous!...

...After a careful discussion with headquarters, we have decided, from now on, we are forced to evacuate! We are forced to retreat!...

...Anyone who can hear this announcement, please follow us! We are heading to Jin Ling city!...

……There is a good news!

According to scientists, because the central area of the Jin Ling city contains large amounts of unknown matters, they haven't discovered any insect tunnels over there!

The headquarters is planning to establish a new defence system!

Over there, our troops spent several months in the bloody combat, and they have succeeded in eliminating all the insects inside the city!

They also successfully stopped insects rushing into the defense line outside the city!…

...The order has been given!

 After giving this announcement, the military will hold the defence line for another 72 hours!

Anyone who wishes to leave the city with us, please leave the city in next 72 hours!

After 72 hours, we will retreat from this city!...

... Do not worry, we will have your back!...”

Finally, they are giving up this city! Evacuating More than 20 million  people, it gave Chu goosebumps just thinking about it! 

Perhaps the military couldn't hold on any longer, or maybe the situation is so bad that it could not get worse.

Evacuating the whole city perhaps it is the military’s last resort. Or maybe, it was another way of saying “we are going to abandon you”. No matter what, this is the disaster of Shen Cheng city, and a disaster of all mankind. Perhaps the whole world probably is trembling under might of the insects…

Chu Yunsheng’s thoughts were in a whirl. Although he heard people talk about evacuating a lot, especially the first batch of retreats, like his upstairs neighbour who already retreated to the military base. But when the day when the formal evacuation order really arrived, he suddenly had a hard time to accepting it!

This is more than 20 million people! He could not even imagine it!

Chaos, disorder, fighting for escape, insects, lack of food, lack of drugs, etc., how many people would die from this evacuation!?
Chu Yunsheng did not know why military headquarters would issue this type of order. Since the sun disappeared for almost three months now, Shen Cheng city, as one of megacities in the country, had been given the highest level of defense deployment. It is said that in order to protect Shen Cheng city, military headquarters decided to abandon many small cities. The military then gathered the most elite and most powerful military forces in the country’s East region and deployed them in Shen Cheng city!

But now they are going to abandon this place as well? Chu Yunsheng sensed that the headquarters might have discovered something. Maybe new monsters, maybe the number of rapidly increasing insects caused the headquarter to reconsider: Is it really worth it to continue to waste resources to protect Shen Cheng, which is eventually going to fall? It is just matter of time, so why not gather all the available resources to enhance the new defence system, to protect humanity’s last safe land.

But these are all Chu’s guesses, no matter what, he needed to prepare to retreat.

Although he has armour, the Qian Bi sword, and frost arrow weapons, he is not invincible. Chu did not think that he could kill tens thousands of insects just by himself! 

Retreating with the army is his only option, and the best option. Also,  his only relatives are in Jin Ling city as well. 

It is about time to run for his life.

But before the retreat, Chu Yunsheng thought he needed to prepare some things. He needed to kill more insects to be used as Yuan Qi backup, and search for some other supplies that might be useful in the future. 
He would never be naive to think that the three hundred kilometres journey from here to the Jin Ling city would be a safe trip.

As long as he had the ancient book, the armour and Yuan Fu, Chu Yunsheng believed that he could arrive at Jin Ling city safely.

The military said that they eliminated the insects from the central city of Jin Ling. So when he gets there, he will be able to rely on the city’s protection, and speed up his Yuan Qi cultivation.

Searching and killing the insects outside of the city is better than worrying when and where the insect is is going to come out inside!

Chu didn’t know if his auntie is still ok in Jin Ling city. His auntie was his only close relative after his parents died.
Before the sun disappeared, he made a few phone calls to auntie from time to time. He  constantly reminded her to be safe, and even asked them to come over to his place. But at that time, his auntie didn't worry too much about the apocalypse. Instead, she asked Chu Yunsheng to stop worrying too much about it, and he needs to go back to work etc… After the telecommunications breakdown, Chu Yunsheng couldn’t  get in touch with them anymore.

Chu Yunsheng’s non-stop cultivation of Yuan Qi is not just for protecting himself. He also hoped that he had the ability to protect his friends and family as well.

He didn't expect that the insects would arrive so early, and the monsters would be so powerful. It disrupted all his plans.

Fortunately, the news that the army gave was good news. He was relieved. As long as his auntie escaped from the earliest around of insect attacks, and are still alive, they should be safe in Sheng Cheng central city, but did they have enough food? Chu Yunsheng wondered.
According to the ancient book, the earth has collided with Tian Gui of another space. The Tian Gui tunnel had been opened. But because of some unknown reason, it had avoided Jin Ling city. So the insects couldn't appear inside the city, they had to attack the city from outside. It was a great advantage for the military, that's why they could clear the insects inside the city.

Unlike Shen Cheng city, where there were so many Tian Gui tunnels; if you just cleared one, several others would appear inside the city. It's a  non-stop cycle. This could also be one of the reasons why the military want to abandon this city.

Chu Yunsheng cleared his mind. His plan is to use rest of three days to collect as many supplies and insects as possible! He needs to prepare for this unprecedented evacuation!

Edited by chubby