Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Chapter 47 Green shelled insect

 Chapter 47 Green shelled insect

Chu Yunsheng looked up. It was Zhang Zicheng that was taken away by the insect.

He was struggling violently while shouting in horror, but he still couldn't get off the thorn.

On top of bus no.1. the machine gunner frantically raked the insect with the machine gun in panic.  Chu Yunsheng didn't know if he was aiming at the flying insect or Zhang Zicheng!

The flying insect wheeled in the sky for a few circles then bit off his head and threw away his body, then it dived down again. It headed directly towards the machine gunner this time!

“Don't shoot! don't shoot!!!” Chu Yunsheng saw Zhong Nan jumped on the bus then laid in a prone position on top of the bus and shouted.

But it was too late, the flying insect seemed to have locked on the machine gunner, it flew over the crowd once again, the back of its legs hooked on the machine gunner and took him away.
 
Zhong Nan stopped the Battalion commander who about to take over the machine gun, he said sternly and slowly. “don't shoot!...”

Enraged flying insect quickly tore the machine gunner apart, then carried on wheeling on top of the crowd looking for a new target.

Zhong Nan murmured. “let them kill, let them kill…  when they killed enough!they will go away!”
  
Everyone felt dejected, and everyone including Chu YunSheng understood why Zhong Nan said that. With their current strength, they simply could not deal with this kind flying insects, they were too fast!

Except for the one that was twined together with the helicopter, the troops on the ground took the opportunity to use rocket launchers to lock on it and shot it down. However, The other two flying insects continued to dive and ascend,  soldiers could not hit them at all.

Chu Yunsheng knew that if they were blindly shooting at those flying insects, it would only provoke them, and based on the insect’s behavior he learned from red-shelled insects, enraged insects were far more dangerous than the insects just hunting for preys.

Normally, insects would leave if they killed enough people. but enraged Insects would kill every single one of them, no matter what the cost was.

Chu Yunsheng dragged Yu Xiaohai off the bus and sat next to the bus tire. It was a suicide if they were still staying on top.

The sounds of gunfire slowly fade out, everyone seemed to acquiesce in the killing. Apart from the horrified screams that caused by the flying insects when it dived down, and the unlucky people shouted for help when they got taken away, everyone was depressively silent.

The rest two flying insects finally left after having killed dozens of people. Then the scattered crowd once again gathered together, as if nothing had happened.

Zhong Nan was calculating the damages and casualties on the truck, Chu Yunsheng simply reported to him, then jumped off the truck. He wanted to take a close look at the flying insect’s body. He was not close to the place where the troops shot down the monster.

Apparently, it didn't die immediately when it was shot down, only until the troops spent quite a lot of ammunition and also with the help of the awakened warriors, did they finally killed it completely.

When Chu Yunsheng arrived, the place was already blocked by the troops, he could only observe the body from outside.

The flying insect’s color was different than red shelled insect’s, it was green, its body was covered with strong shells. The body of the dead flying insect had signs of being frozen by ice, presumably, it was caused by one of the awakened warriors. On the shell there were many shallow dents, a few holes, they were made by bullets. It seemed like even after the flying insect lost its energy shield, its shell would still be able to block bullets for quite some time.

Based on his observation, the flying insect mainly used the thorns of its feet to tear the prey apart, and used its sharp beak to peck.

Chu Yunsheng wasn't sure that if his armor was strong enough to protect him from a flying insect’s attack.

While Chu Yunsheng was trying to find a way to get closer, The Dong Sheng university’s researchers arrived at the scene and started to slowly cut the insect into pieces. Luckily they knew Chu Yunsheng was one of the awakened warriors, so he was granted permission to get close to the insect.

The researchers have named this type of insect green shelled insect. They wanted to dissect the body and study its physiological structure. However, during the cut-up process, one of the researchers was burned by the liquid that burst out from the insect’s organ.

They had also granted Chu Yunsheng the permission to test the strength of the shell. It didn't surprise Chu Yunsheng that the flying insect’s shell was much stronger than a red-shelled insect’s. He needed to infuse one unit of Yuan Qi into the sword in order to cut the shell into halves.

Chu Yunsheng was quite worried, but fortunately, there weren't many of those insects. Otherwise, if the sky were full of those insects, humans would be extinct very soon.

Chu Yunsheng was dispirited. The drastic change made everyone felt the same way. People were slowly moving forward, but the scene of flying insects wheeling in the sky and diving down to kill humans when they couldn't even fight back still appeared in their mind from time to time. It was like a huge rock on everyone’s chest, it made them couldn't breathe.

Qian Deduo was told off by Zhong Nan, he was sitting in the corner constantly sighing. Yu Xiaohai stayed in the corner practicing his ability, perhaps the killing caused him to rethink what he should do now. Chu Yunsheng hoped that he would continue like this.

The truck began to move as well, it was bumping up and down and slowly moving forwards. Chu Yunsheng had already got back on the truck and went back to meditate again.

He was mentally exhausted after cultivating Qi for a whole day. When he was in a light trance, he heard some intermittent noises, some of them seemed to be Qian Deduo’s voice. Chu Yunsheng was alerted and opened his eye. He then noticed that everyone in the fourth team and the fifth team all gathered together, and Yu Xiaohai was about to wake him up.

The hazy dim light in the sky was completely gone now. Chu Yunsheng looked at his watch, it was 23 o’clock. It should have been the night time if it was still in the age of light,

Qian Deduo seemed to have restored his energy, he whispered. “Brother Chu, the food factory is near here, we are moving out now. Later on, everyone get off the truck one by one, be quiet, don't make any noise, Zhou Tingyun, you stay on the truck, in case the Captain is looking for us.”
  
“Why me again? ” Zhou Tingyun did not seem to be happy about it.

Qian Deduo said quietly. “of course it’s you, you are the weakest in the group, and still has not recovered your energy. If there is any danger, can you even run away?” then he tried to console her. “you watch our back, when we get back, we will definitely give you one share. You don't even need to take the risk yourself. It's a good thing, why are you complaining?”

Zhou Tingyun pressed her lips together very hard for a moment, then burst out saying. “I know you are looking down on me!”

Qian Deduo knitted his eyebrows and threatened her. “are you gonna do it or not, Zhou Tingyun, if you are not listening, then leave our group, you can join Qin Heng’s group, it does not make any difference for our fifth team to fight without you! ”

Zhou Tingyun had no choice but gave up, she unwillingly nodded her head and mumbled. “... like I care …”

No one heard her last sentence, but Chu Yunsheng did. He did not know why she wanted to go, it was obviously very dangerous. They could lose their life over this, why was she still insisted on going? Qian Deduo had already promised her to give her a share, did she feel not enough? Did she want more?

Humans were indeed greedy, especially now. Food was even more precious than life. Chu Yunsheng thought.

But he did not say anything, he just closely followed everyone and quietly got off the truck. At this time, not many people were still moving on the road. Everyone was exhausted, many people laid on the ground to take a break. Apart from a few fire pits. It was very quiet in the surroundings.

No one knew where did Qian Deduo get a night vision goggles. It looked like the military equipment, so he was leading the way,  and everyone else was closely following him in the dark.

This food factory used to manufacture bread, it was located outside the city zone, near a highway interchange.

The surroundings went completely dark when they left the crowd, Jiang Ye had to switch on the flashlight in order to see what was in front of them. Everyone was slowly moving forward in the dark.

On the way, They did not encounter any insect, Chu Yunsheng thought it was normal. If there was an insect in the area, they would probably be attracted by the crowd already.

Everyone was twice as careful on the road until they finally near the interchange.

Suddenly there was a gleam of light appeared on the horizon in a distance far away from them, Yu Xiaohai patted Chu Yunsheng and whispered. “Chu, look over there!”

Chu Yunsheng pulled up his mask, then he saw a large group of flying creatures was glowing in the dark on the horizon. They were like fireflies illuminating a small area on the horizon. It was a magnificent view in this completely dark night.

“What is that?” Qian Deduo approached him and said nervously.

Chu Yunsheng shook his head, who the hell would know what that was!

“Look! What’s beneath them?” Yao Xiang in the fourth team lost his composure and shouted, Jiang Ye immediately covered his mouth, because insects were more sensitive to sounds than lights.

Chu Yunsheng squinted his eyes to take a close look. The glowing flying creatures were slowly flying away. When it almost disappeared on the horizon, its light lit up a gigantic “tree” kind of plant near them.  They could not see it very clear, but it was definitely higher than the buildings around it, and It was definitely not there before. Because Chu Yunsheng had not heard of this kind of scary tree in Shen Cheng city before.

Everyone looked at each other, and did not know what to say. They had seen a lot of strange creatures recently. The world was getting more and more strange, more and more perplexing!
  
Chu Yunsheng gently pushed Qian Deduo and said. “stop thinking that thing, we need to hurry up!”

Everyone was stunned by that scene, only when Chu Yunsheng reminded them, did they finally realize that they need to speed up.

They quickly went around the interchange and approached a red brick building. The building was located in an open area. There was nothing around it.

Qian Deduo was very familiar with this area, it did not take him long to find the front entrance.

“Did not see any insect! No one is here!”  Qian Deduo said quietly, he used the night vision goggles to scan the area, and used his hand to make an OK gesture to everyone.

When they approached the front yard, they noticed that the gate was already open. Everyone’s heart sank.

‘someone has been here before!’

Qian Deduo knitted his brows. He lurked inside and moved closer to the wall of the main building. Although through the night vision goggles he could not see any insect, Chu Yunsheng did not let his guard down. He had fallen into a trap once before, he did not want it to happen again. So he did not trust night vision goggles.

Other team members also seemed to know the flaw of night vision goggles. It was most likely came from their research department which was studying insects day and night. So everyone was extremely careful.

Qian Deduo led the team straight to a storage facility. It was a small factory, originally it did not have a lot of equipment, now it seemed even more empty.

Chu Yunsheng just right behind the Qian Deduo.  The storage facility was behind the workshop. After they went around the workshop, they finally saw the storage facility's door.

The door was closed. Qian Deduo sighed with relieved.

But when he just about to get close to the door, Chu Yunsheng suddenly felt Yuan Qi was rapidly increasing in the area, and the temperature around them began to decrease rapidly.

He was startled and instantly dragged Qian Deduo back and shouted. “careful!”

Before he finished his sentence, a woman dressed in white rushed out of the door, while her body was surrounded by the fierce frost!

She stopped in front of them and glanced coldly at their group. In the next second, she just lightly jumped up to the roof of the storage facility and quickly disappeared from their sight.

Her speed was even faster than Chu Yunsheng when he was wearing the armor!
 
“What the hell!” Jiang Ye said nervously. He was just behind Chu Yunsheng and Qian Deduo, he only got a chance to see a shadow.

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