Thursday, 16 February 2017

chapter 8 a formidable man in the no. 8 building


this chapter was edited by Chubby

Chapter 8: A Formidable Man in the No. 8 Building Chu was not sure if the Red Shell insect knew how to calculate the floor number. He doubted that it was smart enough to find out the exact location of his flat. So he believed that the last one would not come straight to him. That is why he opened the door. The monster could be busy chasing the people who just ran upstairs. Chu told himself it should have noticed the screams the people made, and that it was probably going to target them as the person who killed its partner. So Chu decided to take the risk. If the last Red Shell insect ran amok inside the building, he would not be able to predict where it would appear. It could use its corrosive secretions to jump out through the wall, or drop down from the ceiling. Its speed and reflexes are faster than Chu Yunsheng could imagine. Suddenly, the Red Shell insect appeared just outside the door. It noticed Chu straight away. Chu had not even pulled the trigger yet. It paused for a second, then rushed towards Chu Yunsheng with a strange scream. It was a moment between life and death. The whole thing lasted for less than a second. Chu pulled the trigger as he realised what was happening. He did not have time to check if the arrow hit the Red Shell insect or not. He immediately used the gun in his other hand, and fired 5 or 6 shots in panic.    "Pop! Pop!Pop!" Bullets with a powerful fire element went straight into the wall, and the sound of the shots that missed echoed loudly. After the smoke cleared, Chu Yunsheng saw that the frost arrow had activated and hit the red shell insect. He was lucky. The arrow Chu fired hit the monster’s claw, and froze over half of the insect's body. A few bullets hit it as well. Chu noticed that he did not have much Yuan Qi left. The flame bullets were less powerful than the frost arrow, but the Red Shell insect was completely dead now. The most dangerous situation Chu Yunsheng has faced since the sun disappeared is finally gone.    Chu used the cold frost arrow to stop the fire on the wall caused by the stray bullets. In less than a few minutes, those bullets had burned a few big holes on the wall. Chu Yunsheng was afraid to touch the monster’s body. He did not know if the monster’s body contained some kind of virus or corrosive material. He was very concerned, and decided to store its body in the storage Yuan Fu.   Not many people were still out on the street. Most of the people got away, but hundreds of bodies, and about ten dead Red Shell monsters were still laying on the ground. The remaining Red Shell insects retreated into the darkness after suffering the heavy loss. No one knew when they would appear again. The private motorcade was now scattered, and some of the cars were broken. But they continued following the army, and drove into the darkness. No one knew how many of those monsters were still waiting for them outside of the city.    Chu Yunsheng was exhausted, both physically, and mentally. After killing three Red Shell insects in one day, he now knew that there was no such thing as the legendary meditation practice. Meditation does not help you to recover physical exhaustion. Practice is practice; sleep is sleep. Having one cannot replace the other. As long as he is still a human: Eating, Drinking, Sleeping, and Farting were activities he could not stop. He had a dream that night, a vulgar dream. In the dream, Chu used the crossbow, killed a Red Shell insect, and saved a fairy-like beauty. The beauty fell in love with him, and when they just about to do “something”, he woke up. It upset him a lot. The electricity in his housing estate had already stopped, same as the gas. He was hungry, and needed some hot food. Originally, Chu wanted to use the camping stove he stored in the storage Yuan Fu, but then he realized that it was important to keep the stove for emergency use.    Chu took out the gun, and released the magazine. He used a little bit of the Yuan Qi that remained in his body, and fired the gun without any bullets. He successfully shot out a flame to ignite some firewood. The World Original Qi was very powerful. Chu looked outside. The dead Red Shell insect pieces still had not defrosted yet. Like the frost Yuan Qi, this flame must be very powerful as well. Chu Yunsheng was a stingy guy. He was very happy that he could save the alcohol camping stove for later use. He made a bowl of noodles with the fire, and just as he was about half-finished with the noodles, he heard someone knocking at the door. Trying to be as cautious as possible, Chu looked through the peephole. He saw a man very considerately lighting up the stairway with candles so Chu Yunsheng could see him. It was the neighbour from 10th floor. The guy had survived the attack. Chu Yunsheng’s first reaction was, Did they know I killed those three monsters? No it can’t be, they were panicked when I killed the first one. No way they could have figured it out. The second and the third were killed when they were busy running, there is no way they knew it was me.    Chu still opened the door. Although it was the Dark Age, and the end of the world - with dangers everywhere - humans are also are social animals. They need communication. His flat was clean, and the body of third Red Shell insect is stored in the Yuan Fu. Visitors would not notice that anything was amiss.    There are three other people accompanying the neighbour from 10th floor. A middle aged man, a young adult, and an ordinary-looking girl. “Hmm? Can I help you with anything?” Chu Yunsheng said in a tone full of confusion. The people raised their head peered at the living room behind Chu Yunsheng, as if they were looking for something. “Nothing,” the middle aged man said. “Just before, there was a insect that ran up the stairs, did you not see it?” The man from the 10th floor did not know who killed the insects. If it were not for the survivors of the Red Shell insect’s attack, he would not have been asked to knock the door to find the man who killed insects. After all he is the resident in this building. Out of all of the surviors no one is more suitable than him. The young guy saw that Chu Yunsheng did not react, and quickly explained, ”Bro, we were chased by the red shell insects before, one of them got killed outside by someone in this building. Another one followed us into the building. At that time we were busy running, and then we heard gunshots. After that, it went quiet for a while. We thought that this person must have killed that one as well. That is why we here. Did you see anyone?” Of course, the young guy did not think Chu Yunsheng was that person. In front of him is an ordinary looking guy with messy hair, and there is even a noodle hanging from his mouth. How could he relate a person who just saved their lives with Chu’s appearance? So they instantly crossed Chu Yunsheng off of their list. “Ha! What?” Chu said in a shocked tone. “Did a monster came in? I don't know anything, I just woke up and heard you guys knock on the door.” Then he nervously looked outside. “Did a monster really get in? What do I do now?” “You do not need to worry, there is a formidable man on this building.” the Middle aged man said. “It is very safe here. If you notice anything,however, please contact us. We need to go now!” Middle aged man furrowed his brows. He also thought that this guy is not the man they were looking for. So he simply tried to comfort Chu Yunsheng, and quickly left with the other three people. Building number 8 hid a powerful man. He could easily kill the Red Shell insects. Rumours have started to spread out. The whole housing estate was astir. For a long time, even the army could not find an effective way to kill the Red Shell insects. People have been living desperately in great danger. This feeling of desperation even resulted in some people committing suicide in order to find way to escape. For the rest of the people, the only thing they could do is to pray that they would not encounter those red shell insects. Now suddenly there is someone who can "easily" kill the Red Shell monster, and that person is in building number 8. People living in this area, and in other nearby areas have finally found someone they can rely on. At the moment, food, and safety are the direct threats to their life. Everyone has stored some food in their home, they could still survive for some time. So it is not a big problem. But safety is a different thing, those demons walking in the darkness can show up at anytime and anywhere. Take the area where Chu Yunsheng is living right now. Three Red Shell insect attacks have already happened. No one who was attacked survived, there was not a single completed body. All the brains had been eaten. Anyone who saw the horrific scene was traumatised. Only those who stayed in the vicinity of the powerful man would be safe. That man is in the 8th building. But, who is this man? Find him, seek protection! Everyone has been thinking the same thing.       this chapter was edited by Chubby

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