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Chapter 374

Chapter 374: Underground Data Center



Translator: Min  Editor: Rundi

 

Using the stairs, Jiang Chen headed up to the roof and placed the airdrop marker on a relatively flat piece of ground .

After about fifteen minutes, Yao Yao drifted down from the air with the descending jetpack in a trial of blue flames .

It was her first time parachuting . When the girl landed, her body was still tensed up . Not until Jiang Chen took off her jetpack did her pale face gain back some life .

 Sun Jiao observed the zombies returning to peace on the street . "Ok, all is ready, prepare for action," she ordered in the public channel as she took out her tactical rifle .

"Roger . "

Including Jiang Chen, the three all took out their weapons, locked and loaded .

"Don't be afraid, follow me . " Jiang Chen comforted the girl in the private channel .

"Mhmm!"

Yao Yao's face turned slightly red as she followed behind Jiang Chen .

The excessive protection and the happiness it brought almost made her dizzy . Although it was not the first time she was out executing a mission, it was her first time with Jiang Chen .

The space inside the Ministry of Geology was spacious, and the transparent rotating stairs headed deep into the ground . From the design of the stairs alone, Jiang Chen felt the deep ill intention of the designer . It was a statement against people who feared height . But what he didn't know was that these stairs were made mostly for decoration purposes . In the highly digitalized 22nd century, rarely did people choose such an outdated method to move .



The building design extending down was standard in the 22nd century . To stuff in the ten billion people in PAC while retaining arable land, it was a must choice for history to expand downwards . The wealthy people lived in the skyscrapers, and the poor lived at the base of it . This was the culture before the war .

Yao Yao without combat ability stayed in the middle with Jiang Chen while a T-4 soldier in front scouted for any dangers in the dark building .

"Why are there no zombies inside this type of building?" Jiang Chen asked Sun Jiao in the private channel .

Since they were in the office area, there should be a lot of bodies here .

"Two possibilities . The people here before the war evacuated on time, or it may be a mutant nest . " Sun Jiao scanned the dark zone with her tactical flashlight .

"Which possibility do you lean towards?"

"Nobody, should be the first?" Jiang Chen was unsure .

"Why a questioning tone?"

"Because there is no absolute in the wasteland . After being peaceful for so long… I feel like my instinct is a bit dull . " Sun Jiao sighed .

Jiang Chen didn't respond as he was even more alert than before . The mechanical crosshair moved to every corner where danger could arise .

For some reason, the underground without a bottom made him feel unsettled .

15th floor underground .



When they stepped down the last stair, the five finally came to the bottom . Jiang Chen opened the map to confirm the location of the data center before he walked to the hallway near the wall .

"Dam*it, what is this?" A soldier poked the egg on the wall with his muzzle as he cursed in a small voice .

"Don't touch anything!"

Sun Jiao shouted in the public channel as the soldier immediately moved back .

"What is that?" Directing a flashlight towards it, Jiang Chen stopped as he looked at the watermelon-sized eggs along the wall .

Sun Jiao went up and examined it carefully .

"I don't know… I have never seen this before . The database in the EP doesn't show anything yet . Should we collect some for sampling?"

Jiang Chen scanned the disgusting eggs that gave him goosebumps .

"Do it when we leave . " If the eggs are connected to the mother somehow, damaging it would create unnecessary uncertainties .

Yao Yao looked around anxiously . For some reason, she had an ominous feeling .

Feeling Yao Yao's unease, Jiang Chen comforted her in a soft voice .

"Don't be afraid, I will protect you . "

"Mhmm… I heard a weird voice . "

"Voice?"

Jiang Chen frowned, he didn't hear anything .

Yao Yao said in a low voice, "It's a weird kind of noise . Perhaps it's just my illusion, don't worry . "

Illusion?

Jiang Chen hesitantly looked down the hall . Since they were already there, it was not his style to return empty-handed .

The five people continued to move, with Jiang Chen leading . After the discovery of the eggs of an unknown creature, no one let their guard down anymore as they used 200% of their focus and cautiously looked out for any potential threats .

Yao Yao still tightly followed behind Jiang Chen .

Although the cold armor didn't feel like his warm temperature, the close distance made her feel more at ease .

"Fu*k, the eggs are everywhere . " A soldier cursed out as his rifle pointed at the glass down the hall . The flashlight light up the entire room as the eggs filled the space .

"Try not to alert them, finish as soon as we can," Jiang Chen ordered .

"Yes!"

After they passed through the last door, they finally reached the data center .

Inside the circular room was four screens that pointed in each direction . On the outskirt of the room were computers that stopped functioning . Along the arc-shaped dome, light filtered through . Paper documents and broken touchscreen were scattered everywhere on the floor . Together with the dust . it made a crunching sound when stepped on .

Yao Yao walked into the room as she gently put her hand on her left chest .

The sound was getting closer .

For some reason, the faint static noise made her feel comfortable .

She wanted to say something, but she clenched her teeth and resisted the temptation . Although she enjoyed Jiang Chen's care for her, subconsciously she didn't want him to treat her as a child that must be protected .

Two soldiers guarded the door, Jiang Chen and Sun Jiao brought Yao Yao forward .

Sun Jiao took out the backup crystal fuel rod and inserted it into the backup power slot of the server . The faint sound of electricity flowing appeared . After many years, the servers finally flashed the light green indicator light .

"Start . " Jiang Chen encouragingly looked at Yao Yao .

Yao Yao nodded and walked to the computer .

But at that time, the screens lit up .

A familiar face appeared in the middle of the screens .

"That's surprising, we meet again . "

Looking at the completely shocked Jiang Chen, Lin Chaoen sneered .


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