Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Chapter 33 Dark energy

 Chapter 33 Dark energy

Chu Yunsheng felt gloomy, he leaned against the wall and lit up the cigarette, the reason why he felt that way was not because they came back, it was because the screams that came from those dying people reminded him that the insects had increased to a number that no matter how fast he increased his strength, he would still be on the losing side.

The girl saved by Yu Xiaohai also came back, perhaps she didn't even leave far, she sat on the side next to Chu Yunsheng and Yu Xiaohai which was far away from Gu Liming’s squad. Whenever there was a scream came from the street, she would be jittered nervously as if she was a panicky bunny.

Chu Yunsheng had the same feeling before, it was when he first time saw an insect sucked the brain out of a human, his heart jumped all around at that time as if it did not belong to him.

No one was making a sound, no one dared to speak, even including Chu Yunsheng, because the insect was very sensitive to the sound.

It was deadly quiet on the roof, so quiet like they were in an underground tomb. It was like that for a very long time. Chu Yunsheng woke up from panic, he didn't know, how he fell asleep, but he had a nightmare. In the nightmare, his helmet fell off, an insect was sucking his brain out.

The screams had already stopped, but the sound the insect still could be heard from time to time, the girl was still crying, and professor Sun’s group seemed like they were discussing something.

Yu Xiaohai was still unconscious, if it was not that he was still breathing, Chu Yunsheng would have given up already. He raised his head and looked at the sky. Suddenly, he noticed that the dark night appeared to have a trace of hazy shimmer, then his heart started to jumped rapidly. He immediately pulled up the helmet’s front cover to look carefully.

He wasn't wrong, the sky clearly had a faint weak light, although the dark was still enveloping the earth, under that hazy dim light people could see the shadows of the surrounding objects. At least, they were not completely blind without fire, torch or other light sources.

What is this? Are we finally going back to the age of light, Chu Yunsheng was very excited, he even had tears in his eyes,  it was not that he wasn't strong enough, it was just that he had always been burying his weakness deep inside.

He quickly jumped up, and pushed Yu Xiaohai several times:” Xiaohai, wake the fuck up, it's back, the light is back! Stop pretending you are dying!”

“he won't be waking up anytime soon.” said professor Sun, he slowly walked towards Chu Yunsheng with a stick and sat in front of him, he carried on saying:” he is in the awakening status, based on our study, the dark energy is now transforming his body, so he won't be waking up anytime soon.”

“Dark energy?” Chu Yunsheng was confused,  he thought this old man was going to ask him more questions about the armour, but he didn't expect that the old man would tell him this. Chu Yunsheng seemed to have heard this word before, probably from the neighbour who lived above him at the building no.8.

Professor Sun nodded his head and explained: "Yes, dark energy, it is the absolute dominance of the universe, combined with dark matter, they made up 96 percent of the whole universe,  and it could be even more.”

“ you are saying this dark energy is transforming his body?” apart from the book, it was the first time he heard someone had some answers towards the ability awakening, but he kicked this old man earlier, so he did not know if this professor would tell him more about it.

Bu professor Sun seemed to forget about what Chu Yunsheng did, he sighed:” yes, but not all type of dark energies have this kind of power,  and this particular type we are still studying it.”

Chu Yunsheng suddenly thought of the ancient book, the book mentioned that the world original Qi could only be gathered after the Tian Gui’s seal was broken. in order to confirm what he guessed was right and if he understood the book correctly, he asked: "what about before the sun disappeared, why there was no such thing happened?”

Professor smiled:” during the age of light, the only dark matter we could detect was Neutrinos, but the amount of them can be ignored in the world of dark matters, the rest of dark matters and dark energy were all just hypothesis, there was no evidence to support them, until the dark age….. But…”

Chu Yunsheng was enthralled by the information he immediately asked:” but?”

Professor Sun waved his hands,:” it doesn't really matter now if I tell you or not. we did an intensive research on dark matter and dark energy just after the sun disappeared. unfortunately, the time was limited. because of the insects, our research was terminated, so we still couldn't answer all the questions, this is an esoteric subject, if we could understand it, not only we can eliminate the insect, but also we can even fly out of our solar system.

Chu Yunsheng nodded his head secretly, he reckoned that the dark energy professor Sun mentioned was probably Yuan Qi. perhaps it was just people from different times gave the same energy two different names.

When he was still in the No. 8 building, the neighbour told him about the power that ice punch man had might contain dark energy, but he didn't expect it would be true! Then he suddenly remembered that he kicked the old man earlier. the normal people couldn't withstand his kick, last time, the thug he kicked had a serious injury, even Gu Liming who was also kicked by him earlier was still rubbing his belly to this moment.

was he an awakening as well? But would there be other awakenings as old as him?

He asked with a doubt:” are you…..?”

:”yes, I am an awakening as well, but my dark energy is very weak, I can't use it in battle, it's barely enough for research!” Professor replied with self-deprecating humour.

Chu Yunsheng was surprised, he always thought the awakenings were the best in fighting, didn't expect there were awakenings who were not able to fight, he still knew too little about them.

He believed that the ancient book had information about the awakenings,  but because it was too difficult for him to understand, that was why he didn't know. He always thought that It would be perfect if he had a dictionary for this ancient book.

Professor Sun didn't know what Chu Yunsheng was thinking. He shifted his attention to Yu Xiaohai and said:” your friend is very strange, based on the few cases we studied before, the awakening process is very dangerous, your friend obviously couldn't control the chaotic dark energy inside his body, but why there is nothing happen to him?”

Chu Yunsheng suspected that it was because of the Liu jia energy shield suppressed the chaotic dark energy, but he didn't want to tell the professor, although he appreciated what professor told him and he also felt sorry to kick him earlier, disclosing the information about liu jia energy shield meant that he would disclose the information about his defence mechanism and the ancient book.  This was something he didn't want to happen.

Then professor said another word, it suddenly made his hair stood up on the back of his neck:” what a pity we don't have lab equipment here!”

Chu Yunsheng suddenly had a ghastly expression on his face. Professor Sun quickly realised what Chu Yunsheng was thinking, he laughed:” people are always scared of human lab research, however in my academic life, I've never seen or heard anyone hurt any awakenings!”

Chu Yunsheng didn't expect this old man would consider him as an awakening, but it was good for him. It meant that everyone else wouldn't find anything strange about him.

After he heard the old man’s explanation, he smiled. He still did not know when Yu Xiaohai would wake up, and 72 hours retreat time was getting closer and closer.

He started to have a good impression of this old man. After all, he told him a lot of things he did not know, so he made a deal with this old man, he gave the old man a half bag of bread, the old man told him everything he knew about the awakenings.

Chu Yunsheng was relieved when he heard the old man said that in his knowledge, No one was more powerful than Chu Yunsheng.


A sound suddenly burst out in the quiet roof, it was Yu Xiaohai, he finally woke up!

-----translator’s    note-------

Self-awakening is what chu learned from the book, the awakening was the Shen cheng city's official codename for those people who has a special power.

This kind of small detail exists throughout the book.

yuan qi is one type of dark energy,

 people from different places will call the awakenings with different names.