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Published at 25th of June 2017 04:24:17 AM
Chapter 54

Chapter 54: Eagle’s Crash Part Two



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(Connected with Chapter 29)

<Communication Terminated>

 

“Dam*it!”

 

He smashed a hanging piece of steel as the orange letters on the dangling screen made Chu Nan even more annoyed .

 

The corrupted electronic equipment sparked as the circuit was either shorted or destroyed . The shaking helicopter body made him hold his breath .

 

Once the helicopter body stabilized, he gritted his teeth as he pushed the metal frame on his body with all his might . He glanced at the assistant pilot beside him . That sucker’s condition was even worse as the bent steel frame directly penetrated through his ribcage, and his blood splashed everywhere . He looked at the metal frame that has stabbed through his arm and took in a gasp of air . Nevertheless, he felt lucky to be alive .

 

That distance was 1200 meters from the air .

 

Apart from his operating skills, it was pure luck to survive from falling that high up .

 

Chu Nan already used his best effort . When the machine lost its power, he immediately opened the mechanical revolving air turbine on the side of the helicopter . That was important because if he didn’t manage to open in the initial stage, then the high-speed air flow may have destroyed it .

 

Good thing that was still functional .

 

He connected to the backup circuit board, but the situation was looking grim . His assistant tried to establish a connection with the headquarter . However, he received no response .

 

He changed into manual operation as he used all his energy to stabilize the helicopter's body . The automatic stabilization system was destroyed, therefore if they started to roll in the air or the back wing gets damaged, even God could not save them . The backup mechanical turbine began to spin rapidly due to the airflow as the high-speed force generated “held” onto the helicopter like a parachute . Under the force of gravity, the head of the helicopter began to tip forward . Once the body turned at a particular angle, Chu Nan immediately pulled the plane up and maximized the upward force of the helicopter .

The head of the helicopter instantly lifted up as the fallen force was broken by the sudden upward force from the mechanical turbine . It was about to land on top of the roof that they crashed into .

 

Then they crashed into the top floor .

 

The control was fine, but it was hard to select a landing spot in the city's terrain .

 

Then warm blood splashed all over Chu Nan’s face as he witnessed with his own eyes his assistant being penetrated by the metal frames .

 

[This doesn’t make sense . ]

 

The sudden Electromagnetic Pulse . It was not a simple EMP . The Helicopter-51 was equipment was EMP protective equipment that was the peak of the industry, but the helicopter was paralyzed without being hit directly .

 

[What was that thing…]

 

Chu Nan resisted the pain as he took out a dagger and slashed open the locked seatbelt . He carefully glanced at the view outside as he awkwardly untangled his legs from the deformed control panel and slowly crawled outside .

 

What did this helicopter look like now?

 

A small portion of the helicopter smashed through the walls of the 12 stories high building as it got pinned down by the protruding metal frames . The ends of the helicopter hung on the edge . The building's quality was superb to be able to withstand the force of impact after a nuclear war . The metal frames cleared exceeded construction standard .

 

The smallest tremble of the helicopter body made his heart pump at full capacity . The friction noise made him even more nervous .

 

The bulletproof glass in front of the helicopter was completely shattered which eased his escape . When he was about to climb out, he hesitated and turned back to snatch the pendant on his comrade’s neck as well as the ammo clip .



 

After struggling, Chu Nan finally landed onto the hard cold concrete floor . He looked back at the deformed helicopter body as he quietly examined the pendant inside his palm .

 

The poorly made pendant was covered by a thick layer of blood .

 

<Carlo Billman>

 

He flipped to the back as a sentence was engraved there .

 

<If possible, I want to hang this in the Arlington National Cemetery>

 

The assistant pilot was a US Spanish decedent . He was previously a pilot in NATO . However, the concept of a country didn’t exist anymore as plenty of foreigners live in Liuding town with most being NATO soldiers before the war .

 

When PAC, NATO, and CCCP led World Alliance Council and left the torn land by sending all the “hope” into space, no one believed in authority anymore . When faced with zombies and mutants, all humans belong to the same species .

 

Not including mutated humans or cannibals .

 

He checked the equipment on his body before he lifted his hands and touched the back of his neck with his fingers .

It was a chip called “dictator chip,” but because it has added complex functions such as long range communication, the chip was less effective compared to the Sixth Street produced “slavery chip . ”

 

<Offline>

 

Chu Nan tried multiple times but did not manage to establish any connection .

 

“Dam* it, is this broken?”

 

The “bomb” behind the back of his neck was broken, but he couldn’t tell if he was content or sad .

 

Content that he was free .

 

Sad that freedom didn’t mean anything on the wasteland . There was food in Liuding town so who cared about freedom .

 

Returning to Liuding was not a possibility since the people there probably recorded him as dead . A rescue was even more out of the question as only the metal debris of a previous one hundred thousand crystal equipment remained here . The pilot’s worth was not even greater than the chip on the back of his neck .

 

“Whatever, I’ll see . ” He forced a smile as he put the pendant into the pocket and took out his pistol .

 

Including the one clip in the gun, he still had five magazines left . Two blood needles, a roll of bandage, EP was returning to normal, a dagger, and six B grade nutrient supply . Because he was part of the air force, the nutrient supply was higher quality .

 

He opened the EP radiation monitor system and determined based on the safe radiation level that this was a rural area, but he didn’t know where exactly he was .

 

EP did not download the map in the area .

 

He checked his equipment once again before he turned his head to look at the body and the crashed helicopter . He lowered his head and walked away .

 

Although he did receive ground training, he never encountered a situation like this . Ordinary survivors would never target planes . Air-based EMP weapons did exist but were extremely rare . Most of them were destroyed in the war .



 

It was also the first time he heard that a mutant could use an EMP or a similar pulse weapon .

 

Maybe his assistant pilot has encountered his situation before, but he didn’t manage to survive .

 

“Stairs cleared . ”

 

Just like practice, Chu Nan mumbled as he directed with his pistol and moved downstairs .

 

[If it is a zombie, then use the dagger to stab the eye area . If it is a screamer, then use shock grenade for cover . If it is Roshan or Death Claw… let’s hope that never happens . ]

 

The elevator was not functional . The building was an office complex before the war . The majority of the zombies were concentrated in the grand hall as the occasional straggler in the hallway was killed with his swift knife action . For small problems, it would be better to avoid using his gun . His body condition with the D level genetic vaccine easily handled the combat requirement .

 

The only disappointing fact was that he didn’t unlock a genetic ability .

 

When both of his feet touched the ground, Chu Nan let out a sigh . He gazed into the sky and determined it was around 3 in the afternoon .

 

5 o’clock was when the street was no longer safe . The night usually fell at 6 which meant that walking on the street would equal suicide .

 

The night in Wanghai city belonged to the zombies .

 

“I need to find a survival camp, or find a place to stay for the night . ” Chu Nan scanned around as he walked to the end of the street .

 

The abandoned cars on the road still maintained the same look since the moment war erupted . Since the hotspot of the war was in the middle of the city, people would escape to the rural areas .

 

Therefore, most of the vehicles would point in the direction of the rural area .

 

He had examined the cars before he walked into the direction away from city center .

 

Anywhere is better than the city center .

 

That’s the one common conception every survivor had .

 

 

The sky began to turn yellow as the sun had fallen to the edge of the horizon . The cast of the yellowish green ray through the radiation dust had a vibe of ominous to it .

 

He didn’t know how long he walked before it began to turn dark . Chu Nan glanced at the zombies beside him as they've already begun to howl . In a while, those zombies would start to prey on living creatures .

 

[Should I find somewhere to stay for the night?]

 

Chu Nan thought as he began to hasten his steps .

 

When he turned around another corner, he saw a scene that shocked him .

 

A woman was tied to an electric pole in the middle of the street . She barely wore anything as zombies circled around . She was afraid to call help .

 

With his pilot vision, he could even make out the look of despair on the rather lovely face .

 

Someone obviously tied her .

 

“Fu*k, which bastard did such a disgusting prank,” Chu Nan cursed as he cautiously scanned around before he walked towards the woman .

 

When he approached her, the pleading eyes full of hope locked onto him . He took out the dagger and cut open the rope .

 

Perhaps because she had just escaped the terrifying experience that chained her there, the woman hugged him as she cried .

 

“Thanks, Thank you . ” It was a soothing voice .

 

“Ok, don’t worry, you are okay now . ” It was the first time he encountered this situation which made him unsure of what he should do . He only patted the woman’s back clumsily to comfort her .

 

[The survivors in Wanghai are cruel to this point?]

 

He cursed at the heinous act that people committed to her as Chu Nan was just about to ask where the nearest survival camp was .

 

But at this moment, a barrel-like object pressed against his head again .

 

“Ha, buddy, you are the first dumba*s to fall for it . ”

 

Sweat began to roll down his back as his hand slightly move, but he realized a dagger was pressed against his back .

 

That dagger was held by a delicate hand .

 

At the same time, a bunch of men in mohawks and tattoos walked out from the empty shops . They held some knock-off rifles and one simply carried a bat .

 

The bald head, holding a cigarette, was the head of the group as he walked in front of Chu Nan . He raised his eyebrows as he patted the woman’s face and said in a mocking voice .

 

“Nice job, bit*h . ”

 

Just like a dog .

 

An unhealthy red flush appeared on her face as she tried to please the man that just embarrassed her .

 

The cruel reality sent a shiver down Chu Nan’s spine while cold sweat rolled down his face .

 

Despite living in the apocalypse for so many years, it was the first time he saw anything like this .

 

[Is she still a human being?]

 

“Two blood needles, one bandage, damn, six B-grade nutrient supply! Boss, it’s a big fish!” A man who took off his pistol and searched him shouted in surprise .

 

The zombies mindlessly looked in their direction, but despite the noise, there was still two hours before night fell .

 

The bald head looked at Chu Nan full of interest .

 

“Name?”

 

“Chu Nan . ” There was nothing to hide since his EP had all the information .

 

“Where are you from?”

 

“Liuding town . Pilot . ”

 

“Where’s your plane?” Greed flashed through the bald head’s eye . He did not look cautious at all when he heard Chu Nan say that .

 

“Crashed . ”

 

“Hehe . ” The bald head smiled and didn’t say anything . He signaled his men to tie him up .

 

“If you are only here to rob me, you have already achieved that . You can have everything, let me go?” Chu Nan said calmly .

 

The bald head raised his eyebrows as he suddenly threw a punch in his face .

 

He suppressed his anger as he resisted the sharp pain on his left cheek . Chu Nan glared at the bald head .

 

“You are a captive so shut up,” he cursed as he extinguished the cigarette on Chu Nan’s face before he waved his hand . “Take him back . ”

 

He looked at the dumba*s that took the bait as he laughed mockingly . He then kicked the half kneeling woman in front of him, but the same unhealthy flush of red and a smile to please appeared .

 

The woman had no name and was just a slave . Perhaps she just an independent traveler before? He didn’t remember when she was captured, nor did he care how they trained her to be like this . But he remembered clearly how she became part of his asset .

 

Last month, he managed to find a target and proved it was a big fish .

 

His boss sent an entire raid team, but the Lu Renjia dumba*s ruined everything . How confident was he to order all those men to go into a confined building? He didn’t even check if there were other entrances or sewerage exits .

 

Only one person returned out of a group of a dozen .

 

Although his boss was angry, he didn’t blame him as he provided the clue . He took Lu Renjia and the other captain’s woman and distributed all their assets to other subordinates .

 

It was a form of discipline, but also an incentive . For the bandits like Huizhong Mercenaries, they needed this type of brutality to bond together .

 

So, this dog like “thing” was given to Zhou Guoping . Although this boss didn’t punish him, he did remove him from the easy job of staying in the Sixth Street and made him rob survivors .

 

It was harder to capture a survivor on the wasteland than a mutant rat . Most of the people that survived till now were as sharp as a knife edge . The dumb ones were the people that never left the camps . Their return for this month was almost zero .

 

Pilot? That’s a big fish

 

Zhou Guoping put the rifle on his shoulder and led his men to the camp .



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