Metal Evolution - Chapter 39
Chapter 39: Grievous News, Internal Network
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
They arrived at a three-story independent villa near the sea and when standing before it, the feeling of luxury and elegance could be felt. While it appeared magnificent, there was also a hint of science-fiction beauty.
Ling Kai left after bringing Xue Yue to the villa. He was the No.12 cruiser’s captain and had official duties to complete. Thus, he could not accompany him for long.
This villa has three floors, a large terrace, a courtyard, and a basement. The total area is no less than 1,000 square meters! Xue Yue sighed. Even though his father was an astronaut, their family finances were not great enough to afford such extravagance.
Other than their old house in Dalian with a floor area of 120 square meters, they did not have any other real estate. Xue Yue had never imagined he could own such a large villa. However, who would have expected such a great change to occur after ten days either!
Dad, are you doing well?
Father, are you still doing fine?
After he toured around the villa in a hurry, Xue Yue could no longer hold back his anxiousness. He went to the third-floor visual room and switched on his laptop to search for the PLA General Hospital contact number!
The villa assigned by the East China Sea Branch was equipped with all sorts of equipment. There was a TV, laptop, house phone, mobile phone, various furniture, and equipment for exercising. It could be said that the villa was fully equipped.
One could directly live in the villa upon the assignment without having to purchase anything else. Moreover, the equipment was high-tech products only the elite class could enjoy. The ordinary class could not purchase them even if they wanted to.
In addition, the network permissions here were also very high. General secrets could be easily accessed!
My father is staying on the third floor, room 320 ICU. His attending doctor is… Dr. Tang Songlin!
The contact information of each attending doctor in the PLA General Hospital was displayed on the laptop screen. Xue Yue found the contact number of Tang Songlin and immediately dialed his number!
“Hello, who is this?”
Xue Yue did not expect the call to get connected after a mere two rings.
Xue Yue suppressed his internal excitement and his voice trembled ever so slightly. “Is this Dr. Tang? I am Xue Yue, the family member of your patient, Xue Hanglin!”
“What? You are Xue Yue? You… you’re still alive?”
On the other end, Tang Songlin was slightly taken aback. However, his voice suddenly rose and he directly stood up as he exclaimed, “Xue Yue, weren’t you…”
As the chief doctor of the PLA General Hospital and a specialist, Tang Songlin did not have many patients. But without any exception, all of them were wealthy individuals, powerful officials, and national elites!
Xue Hanglin was one of the few astronauts who Tang Songlin had treated, also the patient he was the most helpless with. Therefore Tang Songlin had an extremely deep impression of Xue Hanglin.
As a result, he had a clear memory of Xue Hanglin’s son, Xue Yue. In particular, when he heard of the news of Xue Yue’s plane crash, he expressed great sympathy for the suffering of this father and son.
“I’m not dead! Dr. Tang, I’ve managed to survive! How is my father right now? He…”
Tang Songlin was overjoyed at the unexpected good news of Xue Yue’s survival and felt that the heavens weren’t blind. However, when he heard Xue Yue bringing up Xue Hanglin, his joy immediately disappeared. After a long time, he released a long sigh.
“Dr. Tang… My father, he…” Xue Yue did not give up.
“He’s passed on. Mr. Xue Hanglin passed away from his illness ten days ago!”
Bead-sized tears directly trickled down and his phone fell to the ground. Xue Yue collapsed on the ground and burst into tears like a child after a tantrum.
Even though he already knew his father’s illness was incurable, he was still heartbroken by the news.
His sobbing was one that rendered every listener with teary eyes and it directly passed through the window as it transmitted to the distant sea. It was to the extent that the loud sounds of the sea waves were covered.
Xue Yue sat for two days and two nights.
Without sleeping for two days, his eyes were bloodshot and his hair was messy, appearing very untidy. His gaze was spiritless like a lost soul.
Xue Yue was indeed very heartbroken. He grew up in a single-parented family and he was brought up by his father, Hang Xuelin.
He never expected his father to…
On the morning of the third day, Xue Yue was still collapsed on the ground with absent-minded eyes. It was Goldie who had woken him up.
Goldie stood on Xue Yue’s shoulders with its meaty little paws continuously scratching Xue Yue’s head while coo-ing repeatedly. Xue Yue had been heartbroken for two days and it had accompanied him through.
However, it could no longer bear it for the third day in a row… It was too hungry!
Thus, Goldie flew to Xue Yue’s shoulder and its little claws continuously scratched, as if saying, I want food!
Xue Yue licked his chapped lips and his eyes turned red again. Even though he was still sad, he no longer shed tears. In a short span of two days, he seemed to have matured considerably as he lost some of his former immaturity while becoming more dependable.
Father, please rest in peace while you’re up there in Heaven. I will continue to live well. I will definitely do so! Xue Yue stood up and tightened his fist as he swore internally. Humans had to grow up someday and he could not immerse himself in grief forever.
Xue Yue was sad, but he knew that living better would be the best comfort for this father!
Gugu~~ Just then, Goldie scratched Xue Yue’s head again and his calls became urgent.
“You’re hungry?” Xue Yue turned around and forced a smile. He reached out to touch Goldie’s head. This time around, Goldie did not reject him and it was unexpected that it allowed Xue Yue’s hand to touch its head.
“It’s smooth, hard, and also a little warm!” Xue Yue stroked Goldie’s head and smiled. His other hand reached out and spikes emerged.
“Go ahead and eat!” Xue Yue extended the spikes to Goldie.
Goldie unreservedly opened his mouth to break the spike as it unbridled chewed on it.
“What a strange creature…” Xue Yue murmured in a low voice. Ever since meeting Goldie, it seemed to have a soft spot for his spikes, and had no interest in other metal objects.
Why was that so?
Even Xue Yue was unable to explain this.
After he finished feeding Goldie, Xue Yue called Dr. Tang Songlin and inquired about some information about his father. Only then did he know that after his father passed away, it was a colleague of his father who buried him in the National Martyrs Cemetery!
And he himself had become a martyr’s children!
“A martyr…” Xue Yue shook his head. He switched on the laptop and booked a flight back to Beijing as he planned to visit there tomorrow!
East Dragon Island was a branch of Sacred China and a special military base. They were allowed to travel all around the world, including Beijing.
For a Superhuman like Xue Yue, he merely needed to take a leave of absence from the system and he could leave at will.
If there were no emergencies or missions, the life of a Superhuman who had been assigned to a branch was in fact, very comfortable. However, most Superhumans were more fond of heading towards various dangerous locations to train in life and death situations to improve their strength and also increase their wealth at the same time!
After booking the air ticket, Xue Yue went out to fill his stomach and returned to the villa. He logged into the organization’s forum to retrieve the mediation technique and combat skills he was promised!
Upon joining the organization, one can enter the internal network of Sacred China! Xue Yue was somewhat excited. Various Superhuman organizations had their internal network and those who had access must be Superhumans registered with the organization or administrators.
Xue Yue sat before the laptop and inserted his identification card into the card slot. Suddenly, a 3D virtual projection appeared above the laptop!
A golden, five-clawed dragon appeared with its mouth open wide and its teeth bared as it hovered in mid-air. A moment later, the dragon changed into a line of eye-catching golden text.
“Welcome to Sacred China’s network!”
Several seconds later, the text disappeared and a personal page reflecting Xue Yue’s identity appeared. It had included his photo along with some detailed information.
Name: Xue Yue
Hometown: Dalian, China
Branch: Sacred China, East China Sea Branch
ID Card Number: 231640
Superpower Grade: A-Grade Superhuman
Contribution Value: 0 points
Wealth Balance: 0
“My wealth is 0?”
Xue Yue blanked out for a moment before coming to a sudden realization. The contract stated that my annual salary is 20 million, but I have joined for less than a month so my salary has yet to be paid!
After he read through the personal information, Xue Yue stretched out his fingers and clicked on a selection at the bottom of the projection which reflected, ‘Novice Guide’. The projection changed and began to introduce the instructions for using the internal network.
“The Sacred China internal network has various functions such as inquiry, purchase, communication, report, etc. Superhumans affiliated with the organization can inquire about various cosmic mediation techniques, combat skills, genetic medicine, medication, aircraft, combat uniform, ammunition, communicators, and more. They can also undergo purchases and communication…”
“With sufficient currency, you can purchase any item!”
Next, it introduced the importance of contribution points and methods of upgrading ID cards. Simply put, as long as one had sufficient contribution points, they could upgrade the grade of their identification card to silver, gold, and above… This can be continuously upgraded.
“The higher the grade, the cheaper it is to purchase items!” Xue Yue’s eyes brightened and he carefully watched on.
“Copper card owners have to pay the full price when purchasing an item!”
“Silver card owners enjoy all purchases at 30% off!”
“Gold card… half price!”
“Diamond card… 80% off!”
This is good, it’s similar to a membership system. It seems like I should earn as many contribution points as possible to upgrade my ID card! Xue Yue nodded. While having lunch today, he heard from other Superhumans that their profession was one that burned money. It was almost impossible to improve themselves without money.
Think about it. It requires money to purchase a higher-tiered mediation technique. Combat skills, weapons, and combat uniforms all required money. Moreover, the prices of many items were priced ridiculously high and it would be great if one could enjoy a discount!