Chapter 125: Not Liking To Study
Bai Yi’s team stood silently for a long time at the outer perimeter of Wellington, looking back at the city shrouded in shadows. After a long while, Bai Yi finally turned around under all of their gazes and walked outside. Woolf, Heloise, Momo, Sharpei, and Pupu immediately followed after him, walking beside Bai Yi.
“Bai Yi, what are we going to do now?”
“Look for talented people and expand our team. Then, we will look for a way to resolve the situation that all the evolved humans in New Zealand are in now,” Bai Yi said. After he spoke, he realized that the rest of them didn’t seem to understand much and he continued to explain.
“I was too focused on revenge in the past, and missed out on many things. For example, nobody new ever joined our team, because I didn’t want to push this hate onto anybody else. However, even though we didn’t kill Yu Han for sure, my mindset is already a bit different.” Bai Yi touched his chest, but he did not say what exactly was different.
“Although we’ve released the information about the activated cells, we are still far from solving the problem of the evolved humans. Similarly, although evolved lifeforms could basically survive in New Zealand now, it’s still a long way from the peaceful lives we had before. An initial estimate is that the evolved humans still surviving in New Zealand won’t be more than 1 million, and this number is still rapidly decreasing every day. Falling into the berserk state in the Brutal Stage, running around to look for food and medicinal products, nobody knows when they would die. The New Zealand now fully lives up to its name of – Devil Island.”
“I am not a saint, but we did promise the Progenitor to do something.”
“There’s still quite a few researchers remaining in New Zealand, although a large portion of them died, there are still quite a few that survived. What I’m thinking now is to gather these people again and restart the research into activated cells, using our limited resources to solve the problems of the drastic change in physical form and brutality. These are also the problems that the research facility had already started working on.”
“However, to do this, we first need a safe environment.”
“Living like savages now, we have to risk our lives to search for every meal. There’s a chance of dying in the hands of some monster at any time if we are not careful. How could anybody have the energy to do research in an environment like this? Hence, a safe environment is necessary. However, a safe environment can’t possibly be created in a short period of time. Before the safe environment is constructed, we have to protect those learned people under some limited conditions first. This is to prevent them from all dying too early,” Bai Yi explained carefully. Apparently, he had already thought about the future in the detail over the past few days.
“They need protection?”
“We have to admit that knowledge is not commonly used in New Zealand now. After all, there isn’t any monsters that will talk about mathematical models with you. In reality, regardless of the strength of those researchers, we have to protect them just because of the knowledge in their heads. These people with knowledge are our future hope. Unless, you really think that people like us, who know nothing, would somehow be able to develop a way to regain human form?” Bai Yi asked.
“I know about cells and genes!” Woolf cracked open a smile in glee.
“Do you know the construction of a cell?” Bai Yi had a slight smile on his face.
“Isn’t the cell the smallest unit in the human body? I learned this before in senior high, don’t try to trick me!” Woolf replied with another question.
“I know that the cell is the smallest unit of the human body, but the cell is still split into cell membrane, nucleus, mitochondrion, cytoplasm, ribosomes and many more,” Bai Yi shrugged when he said till this point. “Other than those, I don’t know anything anymore, but I still remember that just the makeup of a cell is extremely complex. Do you think that with our level of knowledge, we can develop a drug to regain our human form?”
“I know it’s impossible, I’m just saying…” Woolf mumbled to himself.
“I support Bai Yi’s suggestion fully! Protect the researchers!” Woolf suddenly shouted in a loud voice comically.
“OHH~!” Momo immediately shouted along with Woolf, but happened to meet Bai Yi’s eyes while laughing. Shit I’m dead, this thought appeared in Momo’s head mysteriously; after that, she made an aggrieved look. Sure enough, Bai Yi looked at Momo and smiled.
“Momo thinks that it’s right too? Then you should take your studies more seriously next time.”
“Oh~!” The same reply, but this time Momo’s face looked like a deflated eggplant.
Heloise found it very funny looking on from the sidelines. Momo was actually a very obedient kid, just that she didn’t like studying. That’s right, just like many kids, Momo didn’t like looking at those dry and boring books at all. On the contrary, what Momo liked to do now was to swing her sword and hack at things in her free time, practicing her sword skills. Unfortunately, Bai Yi didn’t care about Momo’s sword practice too much, but didn’t give her any slack when it came to her studies. Momo was most afraid of her daddy using that kind of eyes to force her to study now.
Momo looked at Heloise with puppy eyes. She hoped that her Aunt Heloise could help her, but Heloise could only shrug her shoulders helplessly.
Momo saw Heloise’s expression and looked at Woolf, Sharpei, and Pupu after that. Forget about it, they were completely useless. When Warner was around, she could still find a companion to resist Bai Yi’s tyranny together, and in the meantime whine to Aunt Mavis a bit. But now, her forces were weak.
“Then, let’s go retrieve the things that we had placed before,” Bai Yi said. Before entering Wellington, Bai Yi had put some daily necessities at some location. After all, they entered Wellington to seek revenge, there was no reason to bring a huge bunch of daily necessities along with them into the city.
Momo saw that they were getting closer and closer to the place where they had left the textbooks and couldn’t help but feel aggrieved. She was going to get forced to study again.
The location that they had left their things was a house covered with vegetation. It wasn’t anything especially important, so they didn’t specially try to cover it up either. However, before they got close, Bai Yi squinted his eyes. Everyone realized that somebody had come to this place before.
Bai Yi’s eyes changed slightly, activating the first level of his Reverse Flower Eyes.
At the first level, Bai Yi’s eyes didn’t have much attacking power, but his vision wasincomparable to before. A normal person only had about 120 degrees field of vision, but Bai Yi in this state actually had a full 180 degrees field of vision. This was just the start, the most important thing was that Bai Yi could clearly capture everything that fell into his sight in this state. His vision was not like normal people who could only focus on a small area at any one time.
He didn’t discover any enemies and entered the room. He saw that their things they left here were thrown around messily in the place, and an extinguished fire was at the side.
Tsk, it’s true!
Bai Yi shook his head, although it wasn’t anything important, was there a need to throw it around like this? Bai Yi picked up the dirty kitchen knife from the floor and felt helpless. He only had two kitchen knives left, the wok they usually used to cook wasn’t stolen either, and there were even some leftovers inside the wok.
At this time, Heloise and Momo followed in as well. They were the only ones with body sizes small enough to enter this place conveniently.
“What happened?” Heloise asked.
“Somebody came before and made a mess of this place,” Bai Yi said. It was needless to say; the culprit was definitely searching for anything valuable here. However, in reality, how could it be possible that people would put any valuable things in an open place like this?
Momo looked at the pile of burnt wood at the side, and suddenly her eyes lit up. Beside the pile of burnt wood, there were still a few pages from a book that hadn’t been burnt completely. Momo couldn’t be more familiar with these things, as it was her ‘study materials’.
Momo immediately clenched her small fists in joy, and shouted happily in her heart.
Good job! Burn it all!
New Zealand now wasn’t like the society they had before, the conditions were very harsh. Without suitable conditions, even if Bai Yi wanted to force Momo to study, he couldn’t sustain it for a long period of time. Unless he wanted her to draw on the ground? No matter what, Bai Yi wouldn’t make her study without any materials.. As long as the textbooks and workbooks were all burned, Momo could slack off for a very long time.
“Oh? You seem very happy.” Bai Yi flicked Momo’s forehead lightly.
“Ouch ouch ouch ouch…” Momo held her head and grinned dumbly to herself. Bai Yi was using his Reverse Flower Eyes, so Momo’s happy expression just now couldn’t escape his eyes. When Momo discovered that her ‘study materials’ had been burnt, she was naturally overjoyed. Bai Yi couldn’t do much about this either, Momo didn’t like to study and it wasn’t good to force her too much. However, a basic education was still necessary. Although the conditions were very primitive now, Bai Yi didn’t want to see Momo become illiterate in the future.
Suddenly, Momo looked in a certain direction.
Bai Yi noticed what Momo was doing and looked over as well, realising that in that direction was a corner of the house, behind that was the wall, and behind that was an empty space. There wasn’t anything there.
“What is it?”
“A soul!” Momo looked at that place and said softly, slowly walking over.
“Soul?” Bai Yi looked at Momo’s actions and simulated the position of the soul in his head. However, the location was unfortunately still empty to Bai Yi’s eyes.
Momo’s mouth opened slightly, seemingly trying to speak to the soul before her. After a while, Momo’s face gradually became sadder and sadder.
“It’s going to disappear.” Momo looked at her daddy.
“En, I want to talk to him, but he’s different from the souls inside Wellington. He’s very weak now, and seems very transparent. I can barely feel his existence, and he doesn’t even have his basic consciousness anymore,” Momo explained. “I can feel that he’s going to disappear soon.” Momo added again.
“Is it.” Bai Yi stroked Momo’s head, hugging Momo gently in his arms.
Bai Yi’s team didn’t understand much about souls, but ever since Momo’s eyes had changed she was destined to see a whole different world. Bai Yi did not know what Momo would become in the future, but at least for now he had to provide Momo with a happy world to live in.