Sunday, 21 May 2017

Chapter 59 Fog walls

 Chapter 59 Fog walls

The man who led the way called Wan GuRong, he told Chu Yunsheng, that he used to be an urban management officer, so no one knew this area better than him!

When The red shelled insect appeared He didn't even have a chance to escape from the city, then he was then trapped here by the fog. He also reminded Chu Yunsheng not to run around in the fog, otherwise, he would easily get lost.

Wan Gurong took Chu Yunsheng and Yao Xiang lurked into a building which used to be a Chinese telecommunications business building,  road sign outside the building was written Wan Shou road on it. Further along the road,  there was a fog wall, it was thicker than the other fog that existed in this city, he couldn't see what was behind the fog wall.

When Chu Yunsheng and Yao Xiang followed commander Du’s group, they had seen the same wall before. Almost every time when they went through the fog wall, they would lose commander Du’s trace. he would always need to spend a very long time to find the marks that Ding Yan left behind in order to follow them again.

Wan Gurong said sternly:” be careful, stay close, and follow me. “ Then he took the lead walked into the fog wall.

Chu Yunsheng and Yao Xiang followed close Behind.

When all three crossed the fog wall, in front of them was a square, there was a water fountain in the middle,  it looked like it had been abandoned for a long time, behind the square was a mall.

There was a road sign that had already fallen on the ground next to them,it was written Ren Min road on it!

They were on the Wan Shou road earlier, how come it suddenly change to Ren Min road? Chu Yunsheng puzzled, then he heard Yao Xiang suddenly said:” brother chu, I get it now!”

Chu Yunsheng was curious:” get what?”

Yao Xiang was holding a map, he approached Chu Yunsheng, then used a pen to circle the Wan Shou road on the map, then he also circled the Ren Min road on the map which was far away from the central city. He then drew a line to link two circles together.

He looked at Chu Yunsheng said in shock:” look, through this fog wall, we had travelled a few miles! No wonder why last time we crossed the fog wall in the park, the industrial and commercial bank suddenly appeared in front of us, I was baffled for a very long time, then I forgot about it when we found the troops."

Chu Yunsheng took over the map and took a close look at the circles and line that Yao Xiang had drawn, he was also shocked, so that was why they lost the troops’ trace every time when they crossed the fog walls.

Then he heard Wan Gurong lowered his voice:” lower your voice, you will know it in a few days. now, this city has been split  into 9 sections, no one is able to walk out this 9 sections!”

Chu Yunsheng was dazed for a moment, then pointed the fog wall behind him:”9 section? They were all separated by this fog wall?”

Wan Gurong nodded his head, he took the pen from Yao Xiang, then drew another straight line, which is perpendicular to the line Yao Xiang drew, he said:”as far as I know, there are 9 sections, I don’t know if there is more.” he then pointed the pen at the line he drew and carried on saying:”we came from this place, now we are at this square, but if we want to go back, we will be sent to here, not here! ”

Then he drew another circle on the map, he pointed it and said:”this is it, we need to go through this fog section, then we need to go through the fog wall over here, and we need to immediately go back through the same fog wall again, then we will arrive at the place we need to go.”

Wan Gurong drew another small circle very hard and slowly on the map!

Chu Yunsheng was already lost, he was very confused while looking at those circles, what the hell was this thing?

Yao Xiang suddenly interrupted:” how do you know so much?”

Wan Gurong smiled:”the fog exist in Kun city for quite a while now! Because we were searching for the food, so we went to all the streets we could go to, also because I used to be an  urban management officer, so I have a good sense of direction, I have noted the route I traveled, but this thing is too complicated, and I am just an urban management officer, I don't have higher education, so I don't understand its rules and patterns!   ”

Chu Yunsheng thought for a second then asked:" if there are nine sections, we could go through all the sections and all the fog walls in those sections, then make a note about it. Would that not help us to understand the rules and patterns?”

Wan Gurong sighed and explained:”we had the same idea as you, but in the end, it made us even more confused. a lot of people were still trapped in the fog, we do not know if they are still alive or not. eventually, we learned that roughly every 12 hours, those patterns will change.  for example, the fog wall we crossed, it teleported us from Wan Shou road to Ren Min road. two hours later from now, if someone wants to cross the same fog wall, then they will not be teleported here, it could be the eastern road or east sea road. no one knows exactly where.”

Is it going to change? Chu Yunsheng’s heart sank, it meant that every 12 hours the city of fog would have an entirely new map!

Suddenly they heard a human scream coming from afar, it startled three of them. Wan Gurong said:”we need to hurry up. Now, I am still able to recognise the route. but we need to cross the fog before it changes the patterns. otherwise, 2 hours later, we all will be lost in here! ”

Chu Yunsheng’s mind was filled with dread, he did not dare to delay, so he immediately followed Wan Gurong crossed the fog wall again.

This time appeared in front of them was a river. there was a bridge not far from them at their right-hand side. there were many cars stuck on the top of the bridge, because of the green fog, they could not see it very clearly.

Wan Gurong emphasised that they needed to cross the fog wall on the other side, and went through the same fog wall again, then they would arrive the place they wanted to go. time was ticking, three people did not dare to stay any longer, so they quickly followed the river bank and jumped on the top of cars to cross the bridge.

But suddenly they saw a tank gun slowly appeared in the fog not far from them, then a blurry tank figure slowly emerged in the fog. There was no time for Chu Yunsheng to hide, so he immediately deactivated the combat armour, covered his head with a wool hat and dragged Yao Xiang to the other side.

It was commander Du’s troops!

Tanks slowly drove on the bridge, Chu Yunsheng turned his body to one side pretending to have a conversation with Yao Xiang who was also wearing a thick hat. Their heart was jumping rapidly, Chu Yunsheng did not expect they would have such close encounter with them.

The bridge was quite narrow, so three tanks were driving on the top of cars and crushing them over, it made very loud cracking noises.
There were soldiers sitting on the top of tanks, they were bumping up and down while tanks slowly moving forwards, their morale seemed to be very low,

Chu Yunsheng did not See commander Du nor long face man in the group, he suspected that they were probably in the armoured vehicles, but they saw Ding Yan the person Yao Xiang was most worried about was sitting on an Infantry fighting vehicle-IFV and chewing something.

Suddenly a man jumped off the armoured vehicles, walked towards them while holding the assault rifle, Chu Yunsheng’s heart sank, he gave Yao Xiang a look while whispered:”get ready! Remember, run, if we can’t kill them! ”
Wan Gurong was so scared that he almost sat on the floor when he heard they wanted to fight with the troops, luckily Chu Yunsheng noticed his difference and immediately grabbed him.

At the same time, one man came out of armoured vehicles said:”food will be ready after we crossed the bridge, anyone who is still alive please register for the food now. ”

The soldier who was heading Chu Yunsheng obviously heard it, he immediately put the gun at his back, and hurriedly rushed back to his group as if he was scared that he could not get the food in time.

Chu Yunsheng, Yao Xiang and Wan Gurong were finally relieved, this was about the best they could hope for. otherwise, once they noticed them,  it would be much more difficult to assassinate.

As the soldier returned to the group, Three people immediately crossed the bridge and headed towards the fog wall.

They went through the fog wall and then went through the same fog wall from the other side again.