Chapter 324 - Lover
TL: xDh20, LifeisaJourney
Even though the PDA now held an extra metal container, the electrical wiring was held in place by fast-acting white glue to fasten it. It looked relatively neat even with all the wiring.
Since there was an expert on the scene, Liu Gan decided to attach the detection device onto the PDA to test it out. This was the PDA’s best function.
To his disappointment, the PDA didn’t display any readings. After trying several times unsuccessfully, Liu Gan had to ask Su Nina for help.
“The microchip detection device is broken,” Su Nina responded after a short inspection, reporting the bad news back to Liu Gan.
“Broken? I’ve been keeping good care of it when I carry it by my side. How could it be broken? Is it fixable?” Liu Gan was disappointed. The purpose of fixing the PDA was to use this detection device. Who would’ve thought that now that the PDA was fixed, the detection device was broken.
“You didn’t break it. It is just that the microchip is installed into an auto-degradative system. It only allows three days of use. Every three days it requires the installation of a new microchip, since the the microchip will start degrading after several hours of usage. Once the microchip is damaged to a certain point, it is irrecoverable.” Su Nina handed the detection device back to Liu Gan.
A loss of the detection device, but a gain of a robotic dog, which could scan and fight. In Liu Gan’s heart, the scale of loss and gain was balanced. The detection device itself was a huge cheat. If it could be used successfully, Liu Gan suspected the checks and balances of the game would bring him more trouble.
“The PDA has a microchip with personal information. His name was Jiang Jinyuan. Is that your friend?” Su Nina asked Liu Gan. When she was charging the PDA, she couldn’t help sneaking a look at Liu Gan’s personal data, only to find it was someone else’s information.
“Yes, this PDA belongs to him. It is my fault that I didn’t do my duty to protect him. He was ambushed by a Variant Zombie…” Liu Gan frowned.
At the start, when Liu Gan met Jiang Jinyuan, he had full intentions of taking the PDA for himself. That evil thought subsided when Jiang Jinyuan helped him find the most important person in his life, Yin He. From that point forward, Liu Gan felt he owed a favor to Jiang Jinyuan. Unable to repay the favor, Liu Gan even promised to fulfill his last will. Even now, Liu Gan still hadn’t able to settle it.
“It contains his genetic information and all the memories prior to being transferred. It is stored in the form of data as backup. I have an idea to recreate a body, this way he could communicate his thoughts,” Su Nina said, testing Liu Gan’s response.
“Oh?” Liu Gan was shocked, as he looked at Su Nina. According to what she meant, Jiang JinYuan backed up his data in the PDA? A live person could store his own data and memory as backup? That was a bit too surreal, right?
“In our laboratory, we were researching that. I’ve created a dozen bodies of myself, scattered throughout the deep sea. Standing in front of you is only one of the many bodies. So I’m not afraid of your threats, since it doesn’t mean much if you kill me. I only want to help you,” Su Nina was referring to the scene in the dreamland, where Liu Gan stabbed her.
When she was stabbed, it made her feel really upset. Later on, when Liu Gan helped kill Peng Xuetao when she was being harassed, it restored her feelings toward Liu Gan. She quickly forgave him.
“Okay, if you can revive him, I will owe you a favor,” Liu Gan immediately answered Su Nina.
“Well, what can this favor be used for? Can I exchange it for a kiss?” Su Nina giggled at Liu Gan.
“No.” Liu Gan firmly shook his head.
“Ah… If that doesn’t work. I will still help you. It is merely because you are my favorite,” Su Nina replied, disheartened.
“Do you know me from somewhere before?” Liu Gan asked one more time. This wasn’t the first time she had hinted at this. There must be another reason why she was so bent on helping him.
It was at this very moment that a sound came from the isolation chamber. It sounded like an alarm ringing. A member that was responsible for monitoring the dock quickly ran over to Su Nina.
“There is a problem with their airship! I need to go resolve it! Let me borrow the PDA!” Su Nina quickly rushed away. She had a very worried expression.
Yin He also rushed over with her dog, since she seemed to have sensed something was wrong.
“What did you do?” Liu Gan picked up Peng Xuetao from the floor and rushed over to the isolation chamber.
“I sent an SOS request to the mothership. It must be one of the protocols of the mothership. When it doesn’t have available personnel to send over or it can’t reach here, it will lead the airship to self-destruct. If we don’t leave this area now, we will all die!” Peng Xuetao heard the warning sirens from the airship and understood them.
“Are you able to resolve the issue?” Liu Gan walked over to Su Nina.
“Still in the process of figuring it out,” Su Nina replied. She was still unable to open the doors to the airship. Even Peng Xuetao’s fingerprint and retina scans wouldn’t open the door. Evidently, when the mothership controller received the distress signal, it reassumed control of the airship. It also erased Peng Xuetao’s authority on the vehicle. When the mothership’s network was hacked and the communication with the robotic dog was also lost, it initiated the self-destruct sequence.
Su Nina wouldn’t be able to get in the airship. She hoped that using the PDA, she could remotely hack into the airship’s control system.
“Does he still have any use?” Liu Gan held up Peng Xuetao, as he asked Su Nina.
“The mothership decided to abandon him. He is useless to us now,” Su Nina replied to Liu Gan.
“Hey! Wait, you promised to not kill me…” Peng Xuetao realized that the situation he was in and tried to remind Liu Gan.
“My promises are only for people who are worthy. Too bad, you aren’t worth it.” Liu Gan promptly punched Peng Xuetao’s head until it became mush.
Disappointingly, there were no black mist appearing, but there was a reaction from Liu Gan’s ring… It was similar to the time when he received ownership of the dagger, and felt similar to that of his watch. He could retract and store certain equipment into his wristwatch, like an inventory.
Liu Gan pulled the ring out from his wristwatch and put it on his finger. Now that the ring was bound to him, he had full control. When he focused on the ring, he could access a small dimensional storage space. This dimensional storage space was not a set location, it could be manipulated with his thought power and float around his body. When it was in front of him, he noticed something was inside it already. He also found something small to put into the dimensional space and stored it there.