Chapter 37: Galactic Chess of Chaos
At last, Han collapsed. He fell down into the -170 degrees Celsius pool, his body was covered in wounds, which quickly froze in the presence of the extremely cold water.
In fact, under such a temperature, the wounds were not the only things freezing. The cold had shut down every cell inside Han’s body.
When Han lost his consciousness and gave up resisting, there was still one thing struggling inside his body, and that was Han’s zero-degree brain region. Under the stimulation of the extremely cold water, his zero-degree brain region was shining with a strange light, blinking on and off, like some emergency signal.
After undergoing the extreme training, Han’s zero-degree brain region had adopted a habit: whenever the extreme cold pushed Han towards death, it would release abnormally large amounts of source energy to ensure Han’s survival.
Pathless Origin’s extreme training method forced the fusion between Han and his inherited zero-degree brain region, not only was the potential of the power crystal fully revealed, the power and his body synced perfectly.
This time, the zero-degree brain region still didn’t want to give up, it was struggling. However, Han already went unconscious due to fatal injuries and drug dosage.
And this time, without the support of Han’s body, that brain region couldn’t go on by itself. After struggling for around 20 seconds, the light started to dim, eventually going out, and leaving Han’s brain in total darkness.
On a mysterious planet in Milky Way, in a castle constructed in the forest, lived a strange old man.
People sometimes saw him in long black dust coat lost in thought inside his backyard full with fallen leaves, with a cold, expressionless face. He never opened his mouth to talk.
The old man didn’t have any kids, he lived in the dark castle by himself. The nearby villagers started gossiping that this old man was the incarnation of devil so they never allowed their children to go close to that castle deep in the forest.
This strange old man was Pathless Origin, the man that led Han to the most extreme path of training and combat. His clothes were always black; Black coat, black shirt, black boots, black hat.
Pathless Origin had a pair of very sharp ears that seemed to be capable of sensing and seeing through everything, but today he was trapped in confusion, because Han hadn’t asked him any questions for many days already.
He always thought Han was just some little brat that bothered him every day asking random stuff, which was very annoying. But now that Han stopped, he realized that his life had become much less interesting.
Go back to selling on the dark net?
Don’t joke anymore, Pathless Origin’s website didn’t sell more than a few items every year. Due to his odd and impatient temper, his only customers were introduced to him by Night Walker, and most of them got so verbally abused by him that they never showed up anymore.
Han was his only loyal customer. Although he almost never bought anything, he always asked basic and funny questions. After time passed, answering a few of Han’s questions and scolding him a few times had become an essential dose of fun every day for Pathless Origin. Now that Han had disappeared for a few days, Pathless Origin actually couldn’t really adapt.
Di, di, di~
Finally an email! Pathless Origin clicked it open and frowned, it was just Night Walker wanting to play chess with him.
“This little black ****!”
Pathless Origin cursed. He went to an old but very exquisite virtual pod in the corner of his room and laid down.
A few seconds later, Pathless Origin and Night Walker met in the virtual world. Night Walker looked like a dork no matter how you saw him, in his gold framed glasses sitting under a big tree. Under the tree was a white chess board carved out of granite, it was quite big and looked really complicated.
This was the Galactic Chess of Chaos, a very ancient but challenging chess. The legend said that the universe at birth was just a giant ball of chaos, incapable of separating black and white, or by planets. The way to play was not put pieces onto the board, but to take them off. Whoever controlled a larger portion of the galaxy wins.
The younger generations barely touched this type of chess anymore simply because there were much more fun things to do out there, leaving only these nostalgic old people to still play this kind of long and dry game for fun.
Pathless Origin sat down in front of Night Walker and mumbled, “That brat couldn’t be dead right? Before, he always annoyed me with questions on a daily basis, but now he has disappeared for many days already…”
Night Walker slowly took away a piece, and answered, “Oh, you are talking about Han. His drug index isn’t updating anymore too, and the people on the forum were pretty angry. He’s going to lose a big chunk of his clients this time.”
Pathless Origin gave Night Walker a white eye, “Old Black, sometimes I really don’t get you. Why would you associate yourself with those ignorant retards, and try to coax a bunch of children in that stupid forum? Is it fun?”
Night Walker shrugged his shoulders, “Of course, although the younger generations are a bit short-tempered, but they are ambitious. And now I’m someone with wife and kids, and when my daughter gets married, I will have grandchildren, and great grandchildren. So, of course it’s necessary for me to stay in touch with what the younger generations are up to these days right? And also to make some money to feed the family.”
“Money?” Pathless Origin looked at Night Walker in a strange way, it seems like he really despises money, “Old Black needs to make money? That’s the biggest joke I’ve ever heard.”
Night Walker very sincerely nodded, “Ya man, last month I made about 2 million GC, and I was so happy that I accidently agreed my daughter to give her a big house when she gets married, and I’ve been deeply regretting it ever since.”
“So, that’s why I need to work harder and make more money. There’s also my wife, she wants a big ring with a big cobalt ultramarine galactic diamond on it. I accidently agreed too… That thing costs at least 5 or 6 million GC, and now I’m still sad about it.”
“I’m saying, do you really plan on hiding in dark net forever?” Pathless Origin asked in curiosity.
Night Walker answered plainly, “If we can’t fight it then of course we have to hide. And if we are going to hide then we have to be good at hiding. You, you named your website Origin of the Ten Thousand Paths, and your name is Pathless Origin, that’s called hiding? That’s you showcasing your a*s online.”
“Mind your own business!” Pathless Origin scolded back in a rude voice.
Night Walker smiled a bit, “But as I was saying, I don’t care about what you do on the dark net, but if you do something too out of line and cause our identity to get exposed, then I’m going to care, a lot.”
“Let me ask you, what did you really teach Han?”
Pathless Origin lowered his head to avoid eye contact, and mumbled, “Teach him? Am I bored out of my mind? I don’t find a genius to teach, but find someone insanely stupid among the trillions of people and teach him? Am I retarded?”
Night Walker laughed and pointed his finger at him, “You are such an unreasonable old man, your whole life you’ve been getting the worst of it because of your mouth. Take a look at this.”
He gently swiped his finger across the thin air and dragged out a display, in screen it was playing that fight between Han and the raiders. He not only completed 8 kills, but ultimately robbing the bomb and forced the raiders to retreat.
That fight is the true definition of heroic and exciting, Han charging fearlessly into a group of strong enemies as if it’s nothing.
Especially that moment when Han yelled, “I don’t have anything else, but I still got a bunch of tough bones!” No one’s blood was not boiling and calm after watching that scene.
Then it was the scene of Han falling into the water, his body becoming a block of ice, and that was the end of the clip.
Night Walker pointed at that block of Ice, “Look at him yourself, that body of demonic spirit, he’s almost a monster now, and you said you didn’t teach him?”
Pathless Origin was silent like usual, but he let out a slight sigh, his two fingers that were holding of a piece of chess shivered for a few times, “So, is Han really dead?”
Alright homies, one more exam this weekend and then I will be free until one more exam on the 27th. Thank you guys for being so patient, so watch out for how many chapters coming your way starting from this Sunday night!