Chapter 153: Alodia
The activated cells had an immense impact on living things, but the purpose of the initial stages of the research was the so-called ‘longevity’. But in the process of the research, due to various different people having different discoveries and different ideas about things, the direction of the research had some changes to it. Most of them still continued their research toward the original objective, but similarly there were some who veered off from that original direction. However, sometimes the power these demented side paths created was completely unimaginable compared to the original route.
In the Mount Pleasant region below Picton, there was a small research facility and an unimaginable thing was being researched inside this place.
The connection between activated cells!
This doesn’t sound too special, but once one thought about how all the activated cells originated from the Progenitor, they would understand the importance of this topic. Seemingly, the mysterious connection between activated cells could result in a new creation under certain conditions.
Unfortunately, even Ji Hua Qing wasn’t too clear about the details of this research. The researcher that escaped from that research facility belonged to Brazil. This information was also something China’s special agents acquired after much effort.
“I once worked with Gomez before, so I’m still quite familiar with him. That guy was really quite crazy. Anybody in New Zealand had already been infected with the activated cells, so in order to not become a new experimental subject in someone’s else hands, he had to produce something that had value and importance,” Ji Hua Qing explained.
“The connection between activated cells!”
“Maybe it doesn’t sound very impressive, but based on my understanding of Gomez, that guy definitely produced something amazing. Unfortunately, New Zealand was too dangerous, and the higher ups didn’t see the importance of this piece of information, so they weren’t willing to send people to execute this dangerous mission. When my old enemy tricked me this time, I initially wanted to return as well. But suddenly, I recalled this piece of information. Since I was already at the edge of New Zealand, I might as well head to that research facility. However, New Zealand’s dangers were still way beyond our expectations. In just a short while after landing, we encountered evolved lifeforms and suffered casualties,” Ji Hua Qing continued.
“After that you extracted the blood source serum, intending to make those soldiers assimilate with the activated cells.” Bai Yi’s voice was very cold.
“Yes, only then could they have the ability to protect themselves.”
“Why not just say instead that they’ll have the ability to protect you to head toward that research facility.”
“What’s the difference? Didn’t you say too that this was their only chance to survive in this place,” Ji Hua Qing’s beard bounced, as he talked. “Fine, I admit that I’m quite selfish, but I really am curious about the thing Gomez left behind. The connection between activated cells, just what did the research into such a subject contain?” Ji Hua Qing saw the unfriendly faces of the others in Bai Yi’s team and immediately softened his words.
“I’m not interested in whatever happened between you guys, but you better not try to have to any special thoughts in my team.” Bai Yi only reminded him simply and looked away. However, it was this unhurried way of speaking that made Ji Hua Qing quiver in his heart. He was already an old man, and had met many different types of people before in his life. He could tell that Bai Yi wasn’t joking with him, his outcome would definitely be very tragic if he did have any strange plans in his head.
The Bai Yi now was no longer the gentle and mild Bai Yi at the beginning of New Zealand’s change.
Bai Yi’s team didn’t want to waste any more time and immediately set out for the Mount Pleasant region. However, without walking for even a kilometer, everyone looked at Ji Hua Qing’s face full of melancholy; he was way too slow. Due to Bai Yi emphasizing on independence in the team, everybody always walked by themselves. Even though they had Sharpei and Pupu in their team, other than when they were playing around or under special circumstances, even Momo wouldn’t ride Sharpei. Instead, she would walk on her own legs. After moving for a while like this out of habit, they realized that this old man was really too slow.
“Sharpei, carry this old guy.” Bai Yi tried to pacify Sharpei first.
“What?” Ji Hua Qing panted heavily, walking 1 kilometer in New Zealand now wasn’t like walking 1 kilometer on a flat road. Ji Hua Qing was already so tired to the point where he had difficulty breathing.
“You should be happy that you can sit on Sharpei, normal people would never have this chance.” Woolf added in from the side. Even this Dr. Ji Hua Qing who had long gotten used to looking at the evolved lifeforms inside the research facility got a fright from this. After hearing Woolf’s words and looking at Sharpei standing over there, his face looked like he had just eaten shit. Could he not sit on him?
However, Sharpei immediately walked over, bit Ji Hua Qing’s collar and swung the old man onto his back. Ji Hua Qing’s heart almost popped out of his chest, this was extremely close contact! The Sharpei now could star in any monster movie and frighten people to death.
“Move!” Bai Yi immediately said again after seeing that Ji Hua Qing had climbed onto Sharpei’s back.
The bunch of them started running again .At this moment, Ji Hua Qing realized just how big the difference in speed was. After a while, he realized that there was little cat in front of him. At this time, this little cat stared at him with curious eyes.
A normal chinchilla cat!
Ji Hua Qing immediately let out a breath of relief, there was finally something normal in this team! However, in the next moment, he suddenly woke up with a start. How could there be anything normal in New Zealand now? This little cat should be one of the members of Bai Yi’s team, so how could it still retain its original form? In an instant, the fanatical researcher in Ji Hua Qing’s head came out.
“Hi!” He called out to Chinchilla, intending to form a good relationship with it first.
However, Chinchilla seemed to see something from Ji Hua Qing’s eyes, and it immediately sent its paw scratching at him. Although its form didn’t change much, it was still extremely restless and active in all the time it spent in Bai Yi’s team. Its claws were already polished sharp from all its activity. With a ‘puchi!’, Ji Hua Qing immediately felt a pain on his face and a section of his beard got torn off. Shit! To think that I would get disfigured when I’m already so old and from a cat too!
Chinchilla looked at him arrogantly and did a catwalk toward Sharpei’s head. Then, it slowly laid down on Sharpei’s head just like a proud little princess. Who would tell Ji Hua Qing that in the half a year with Momo, Chinchilla was also learning these so-called noble etiquettes with her? It had even learned it so well that the etiquettes was a part of it now.
In that moment, Dr. Ji Hua Qing felt a mysterious sorrow in his heart. The cat had definitely looked down on him!
All of the members in Bai Yi’s team were a bunch of freaks!
Their speed now was a lot faster. Ji Hua Qing and his group had initially landed at Picton, and it wasn’t too far away from the Mount Pleasant region. In less than two hours, they had finally reached a small town in that place. Obviously, the research facility that the old man talked about was one of the 121 research facilities in New Zealand. However, how were they supposed to find that small research facility in an environment like this?
“Do you know the exact location?” Bai Yi looked at Ji Hua Qing.
“The research facility is under the guise of a factory, and it’s close to the railroad for ease of transportation of resources. But I’m not too sure about where exactly it is either,” Ji Hua Qing said.
“Then we have to search carefully, let’s start,” Bai Yi said.
“Aren’t you going to split into a few teams?” Ji Hua Qing asked in puzzlement after hearing Bai Yi’s words.
“Split into a few teams?”
“That’s right, the Mount Pleasant region isn’t too big, so we can definitely find the research facility very quickly if we split into a few teams,” Ji Hua Qing said, as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
“Keep quiet if you don’t know anything, it doesn’t matter if we are slow, the important thing is safety. New Zealand now isn’t like the outside world, nobody can say that they can handle any situation that may come at them. Hence, it’s best for a team to stick together, so that we can help each other if we encounter any dangers. The chances of surviving would be a lot higher this way as well,” Bai Yi looked at Ji Hua Qing and explained.
Was it like this?
Ji Hua Qing immediately became speechless. Perhaps he was way ahead of Bai Yi’s team when it came to activated cells research, but he had almost no understanding of New Zealand’s environment now. Or maybe after hearing Bai Yi’s words, there was a sense of guilt in his heart. After all, researchers like him caused all of this.
With a clear target, they only had to look for an hour before finding the factory close to the railway. This research facility was built underground like before, so Woolf and a few others couldn’t enter the place. Hence, there were only Bai Yi, Heloise, and Ji Hua Qing who entered.
“Team leader, wait!”
“En, what is it?” Bai Yi looked at Alodia.
“I want to go as well.” Alodia’s voice was somewhat uneasy.
“Ok!” Bai Yi was taken aback for a moment, but he quickly smiled and nodded after. Bai Yi didn’t know which noble family Alodia was born in, but her background was apparently not ordinary. In the period of time after New Zealand had changed, it could be said that many times it was due to Vala’s protection that she could survive until now. However, this young girl finally seemed to be starting to grow and gained the courage to face everything in front of her. Although this kind of resolution was somewhat late, it was already a very good start.
“Are you worried about Alodia?” Raymond couldn’t help but ask after the few of them entered from the entrance when he saw that Vala seemed to be thinking about something.
“No, it’s sense of gratification!” Vala looked at Raymond and smiled.
Alodia wasn’t Vala’s only student, but she was the student that Vala liked the most. She was a true young noble lady – humble, elegant, serene, and not like those other young noble girls who were unruly and wilful. Unfortunately, faced with New Zealand’s sudden change, Vala felt that Alodia would be eliminated sooner or later if she didn’t change. The New Zealand now had no use for a serene personality like Alodia’s.
Luckily, this wasn’t considered too late. Awakening at this time in Bai Yi’s team still gave her plenty of chances to grow.