Chapter 39: Golden Injections
New York, Esper Administration Central Hospital.
Han still laid unconscious on his bed, his room was filled with flowers. The majority were sent from his colleagues at the Extinction Administration, and some were from his Friends from the China division, like Cheng Zhong, Li Qi, the Monk, Li Muyun, Chu Li, etc.
Overnight, Han had become a hero. It was unclear who but someone uploaded that video of Han fighting off an entire group of raiders on his own, and it soon went viral globally.
At first, there was that Bronze Bull Warrior Peng Zuolin and his last words, “Doesn’t matter how weak Earth is, it’s still my home!” It was known to everyone on Earth, motivating countless espers on Earth.
Now there’s Han, shouting out another war cry that made everyone’s blood boil.
“I don’t have anything else, but I still got a bunch of tough bones!”
The name Tough Bone Han spread like wildfire and everyone sincerely prayed for Han. Outside of the hospital, everyone day there were people coming to send flowers. They couldn’t get into the highly classified hospital, so they just left the beautiful flowers neatly placed at the front yard, which became a beautiful sight.
Li Yu and Wu Di arrived to visit Han again.
To Han, Li Yu was full with appreciation. He smiled bitterly, “At first, I just wanted to find a good place for him to train, so I brought him in by exception. Now that I think about it, I actually took advantage of Han instead. If it wasn’t for him that day, then the Extinction Site would be long destroyed by the raiders, even we would be dead too.”
“I really hope that he wakes up soon, Earth really need talented espers like Han.”
Wu Di said in great grief, “He defended the gate to the Extinction Domain with his life and protected Earth’s last hope, but he didn’t even get a chance to look at the Domain once. God is so unfair, giving someone so talented such bitter ending.”
Li Yu’s feeling towards Han’s level progression was both excited but also suspicious. In just one month, Han climbed from a beginner all the way to a 3-star rank. This speed of improvement, can’t say that it can’t be surpassed but at least there weren’t any who can claim they can mimic it.
Now, no one even compared Han with that legendary Ke Lake, because Han’s potential has far exceeded Ke Lake’s!
Wu Di’s hidden communicator sounded, Wu Di had a brief conversation and turned to Li Yu, “Teacher, there’s a delivery for Han, it’s from a foreign planet.”
Li Yu was shocked for a bit, “Han did mention that he had a very powerful friend from space, and that miraculous zero-degree brain region revitalizer was from that friend. Hurry, let them bring in the package.
Very quickly, a security guard from the gate delivered the bag to Han’s room. The bag didn’t have any caption saying where it came from, nor was there a name of the sender. But judging by the shipping company and the packaging, it’s obviously a delivery from outer space.
Li Yu thought about it, “Maybe Han’s mysterious friend knows that he’s in a coma. That’s why he sent this package. But how did he know to send it to the hospital address instead of Han’s house?”
Wu Di frowned and asked, “Teacher, should we open it for Han and check?”
Li Yu considered for a brief moment and decided to open the package. It was their only chance, because with the medical skills and equipment on Earth it wasn’t even clear why he’s in a coma, not to mentioning curing it. Li Yu knew that Han had a friend in the medical field from outer space, and in his eyes this package could very likely be the last hope. The important thing right now was waking Han from the dead.
He quickly opened the package only to see a very refined alloy safe box, it looked really high-end, and after opening it, they saw that the inside was filled with cold air, containing 12 automatic injectors and a set of instructions.
Li Yu carefully read the instructions. It seemed like those automatic injectors were really medicine to cure Han. The sender of the package didn’t state his name but only said that he’s Han’s friend, knew that Han’s in trouble and that he prepared a special course of medical treatment for Han.
About whether the special medicine could cure Han, this mysterious person didn’t make any promises. According to him, this injections meant hope, and without them there won’t be any hope for Han to wake up.
Li Yu thought about it for a long time, decided to first test the drug ingredients, and use it on Han when he made sure it’s safe. After all, Han’s already in this kind of condition, Li Yu couldn’t let go of any hope.
So, Li Yu found the most experienced doctor, the head of the hospital, Qiu Taibo. He told Taibo everything, and Taibo immediately agreed to drop everything he was doing, use Earth’s most advanced and only lab that was fully equipped with outer space technology to analyze the mysterious golden fluids inside the injectors.
The lab had a glass wall facing the hall, and Li Yu was staring nervously from the other side. The investigation continued from afternoon all the way until midnight. Qiu Taibo and a few of his assistants walked out of the lab in confusion, took off their lab protection clothing, and wiped off the sweat off their forehead with the back of their hands.
“What’s the result?” Li Yu asked anxiously.
Qiu Taibo responded slowly, his eyes full with surprise, “Too miraculous, these medicines are truly miraculous. The degree of activity of the molecules is unimaginably queer, we used all the equipment in this lab and still couldn’t gain any understanding on this medicine.”
Li Yu was shocked, “Chief Qiu, you are someone that was sent by United Government to an extremely developed planet to learn medicine, not even you can figure it out?”
“Not just me. My teacher when I was out there studying, is Kelun Republic’s top 10 specialists in pharmacology. I sent him the data we took, and not even he could figure out what’s going on.”
Li Yu thought about it, “That means this medicine is actually really high level?
Qiu Taibo said in a deeper voice, “Very high. My teacher said, this medicine’s molecules are very active, even if you leave it for 10 thousand years it wouldn’t degrade at all. The combination of different materials is highly precise, not even the most advanced machine can reach this level of precision. And as for the components of the medicine, it is totally unknown. It probably used some hidden pharmacology technology.”
Li Yu was really confused now, “That means, the friend that sent this medicine is actually a grand master in medicine?”
Qiu Taibo look around to check that there’s no one else, and lowered his voice, “My teacher said, unless it is one of the top 20 grand medicine masters in Milky Way, no one else would be able to reach this level of precision. It was prepared completely by hand, and that master’s strength is beyond measure.
Gudu~ (Sound of swallowing saliva)
Li Yu swallowed a heavy load of saliva, he thought that grandmasters in medicine was already the top existence, but who would’ve thought, Han’s friend was actually the present medicine god?! And he’s ranked within the top 20 in the entire Milky Way?!
After a long time, Li Yu finally withdrew his surprised expression, and he said in a deep voice, “We must keep this confidential.”
Qiu Taibo nodded, “That goes without saying. My teacher told me numerous times too. Attempting to reverse engineer the receipt of a medicine god, if that existence finds out about it, then I would be truly screwed.”
Li Yu still couldn’t wrap what he just learned around his head as he returned to Han’s room. He realized that the longer he knew Han the less he knew about him. A teenager that was able to jump to 3-star in a month, an existence that convinced the present medicine god to prepare treatment for, the Han Lang that is currently lying lifeless on the bed, he was definitely a monster!
Wu Di asked quietly, “Teacher, should we use the medicine?”
Li Yu hesitated, bit his teeth and said, “Of course, a grandmaster in medicine sent this from outer space, maybe Han can really return from the dead like a miracle.”
Wu Di nodded as he carefully carried the alloy box over. If Li Yu didn’t know how high-level this medicine was then it would’ve been fine. But now that he knew about the complexity and value of these injections, his hands started to shiver.
Rolling up Han’s sleeves and sterilizing with an alcohol rub, Li Yu ultimately made up his mind, and pushed the injector into Han’s vein.
Even the injector is so high-tech, the whole process was automatic. There was a chip inside the injector that checked Han’s heartbeat and blood pressure level to monitor his reaction towards the injected medicine, then adjusted the injection speed accordingly. After the injection, it self-destructed and erased any leftover content of the medicine.
The golden fluid was injected into Han’s body, it quickly spread throughout Han’s body. Han’s skin slowly turned ruby red, with strange white steam coming out.