Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Chapter 33 Dark energy

 Chapter 33 Dark energy
Chu Yunsheng felt very helpless. He leaned against the wall and lit up another cigarette. The reason why he felt that way was not because those people came back. It was because that 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. Maybe 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 shiver nervously as if she was a panicky bunny.

Chu Yunsheng had the exact same feeling before. It was when he first time saw an insect sucked the brain out of a human. His heart jumped extremely fast at that time as if it did not belong to him.

No one was making any 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 suddenly 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 sounds of insects still could be heard from time to time. The girl was still crying, and the 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 was not wrong. The sky clearly had a faint weak light. Although darkness was still enveloping the earth, under the hazy dim light, people were able to see the shadows and outlines of the surrounding objects. At least, they were not completely blind without fire, torches 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 able to wake up anytime soon.” said the professor Sun. He slowly walked towards Chu Yunsheng with a stick and sat in front of him.

“He is in the awakening status. Based on our study, dark energy is currently transforming his body. So he won't be able to wake up anytime soon.” he carried on explaining.

“Dark energy?” Chu Yunsheng was confused. He thought that this old man was going to ask him more questions about the armor. 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 neighbor who lived above him at the building No.8.

The 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 that 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.

But the professor Sun seemed to have forgotten about what Chu Yunsheng did. He sighed. “yes, but not all type of dark energies have this kind of power,  and in terms of this particular type, we are still studying it.”

Chu Yunsheng suddenly thought of the ancient book. The book mentioned that the Heaven and Earth Yuan 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 disappearance of the sun? Why there was no such thing happening?”

The 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 energies 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?”

The Professor Sun waved his hands. “It doesn't really matter now if I tell you this. 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 the 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 building No. 8, his neighbor told him about the power that ice punch man had might contain dark energy. But he didn't expect that it would be true!

Then, he suddenly remembered that he kicked the old man earlier. Normal people wouldn't be able to 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.

‘Is he an awakened human as well? But will there be other awakened humans as old as him?’

He asked with a doubt. “are you…?”

“yes, I am an awakened human as well. But my dark energy is very weak. I can't use it in battle. It's barely enough for the research study.” The professor replied with self-deprecating humor.

Chu Yunsheng was surprised. He always thought the awakened humans were best in fighting. He didn't expect that there were awakened humans who were not able to fight. He suddenly realized that he still knew too little about them.

He believed that the ancient book had information about those awakened humans. But because the book was too difficult for him to understand, he only selected the part which was important to him to study. He always thought that if he had a dictionary for this ancient book, It would be perfect.

The 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 can not control the chaotic dark energy inside his body, but why nothing is happening to him?”

Chu Yunsheng suspected that it was because of the Liu Jia energy shield was suppressing the chaotic dark energy. But he didn't want to tell the professor. Although he appreciated what the 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 defense mechanism and the ancient book.  This was something he didn't want to happen.

Then, the professor said another thing. 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. The Professor Sun quickly realized what Chu Yunsheng was thinking. He laughed. “people are always scared of human lab research. However, in my entire academic career, I've never seen or heard anyone hurt any awakened humans!”

Chu Yunsheng didn't expect that this old man would consider him as an awakened human. 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. Although 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 the old man. He gave the old man a half bag of bread, the old man told him everything he knew about the awakened humans.

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

“Ah!”

Suddenly a shout burst out in the quiet roof. It was Yu Xiaohai, he finally woke up!
 
----- translator ’s note-------

Self-awakened is what Chu Yunsheng learned from the book. The Awakened Humans was the Shen Cheng city's official codename for those people who has a special power.

Yuan Qi is a type of dark energy,

People from different places will call awakened humans different names.

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