Young Military Rarities Novel - Chapter 320
320. The Energy Gun, A Major Crisis
The news that the Southwest Base sent three thousand superfunction possessors to support the Northwest Base soon spread to all the major bases. At first everyone laughed at them for sending only three thousand people, and why not just send no one at all like the Central China Base, but when they knew that those dispatched by the Southwest Base were all level 4, and even many level 5 superfunction possessors, the mockery went away. Level 4 superfunction possessors were the mainstream powerhouse of the major bases. Though the Southwest Base did not send too many people, but the high-quality squad was comparable to a large number of mounted and foot soldiers. They were not sending their soldiers to death. Instead, they sincerely wanted to help the Northwest Base.
“Damn, why are these bastards so shameless? They’re not getting anything from me ever again.”
After Xing Feng and the others left, Yun Che also kept himself busy. Since Xing Feng was not here, he was in charge of Chaoyang and Peak. Now the military held a meeting related to land distribution, and Yun Che came to attend it with Gu Mingxuan. Before the meeting started, he learned that some bases failed to deliver the crystal nuclei after they received the formula for antidote and nutrient. They shamelessly excused themselves that there were not enough crystal nuclei or their superfunction possessors were low level so they were afraid of encountering high level zombies on road. They always had various excuses. The superiors of the base all cursed. Although the crystal nuclei were not for them, the entire base was humiliated, so how could they be happy?
“Kan, you are not a young man anymore. Can you be more civilized? You’re being a bad role model for the youngsters.”
In contrast, Yun Che was still calm and was in the mood to joke about Wei Kan.
“Get lost, I don’t want to talk to you. A filthy mouth cannot utter decent language. I’m afraid you’ll drive me crazy.”
Wei Kan rolled eyes at him, and vigorously waved his hands, which made the representatives of the army and superfunction squads in the conference room laugh, even Wang Wei, who was now extremely weak, couldn’t help but laugh. In fact, a lot of people got sick only because they had too many things in their mind. Take a step backward and see the big picture. When one was able to open their heart, all problems would be gone.
“Haha, Kan, how about we make a bet?”
Not taking his joke into mind, Wei Kan did not want to talk to Yun Che, but Yun Che just wouldn’t leave him alone. Wei Kan’s eyelids twitched, and he wanted to refuse as he just did, but he was also curious about the bet, so he asked, “What’s the bet?”
“I bet that I can easily recover the crystal nuclei these bases owe us. Whoever loses will give away porridge in the civilian section for three days. How about that? Isn’t it a good deal?”
Sitting upright, Yun Che was full of smiles, but Wei Kan’s eyelids twitched even more fiercely. His intuition told him that Yun Che would never engage himself in an unprofitable deal, but…
“How are you going to recover the crystal nuclei?”
However, as people often said, curiosity killed the cat. Though he knew Yun Che was up to nothing good, driven by curiosity, Wei Kan still asked, and the other people at the meeting also pricked up their ears. They all wanted to know what a brilliant way Yun Che had to deal with those scoundrels.
“So you are admitting defeat now?”
No one could ever get something from Yun Che without paying the price.
Wei Kan impatiently waved his hand, “I lost, alright? Just tell me what can you do to teach those dumb bastards a lesson?”
If the crystal nuclei could not be recovered, the Southwest Base would be greatly humiliated. Now that they had made up their mind to assist Mo Wenyang to govern the base, naturally they would put the base first.
“It’s simple. The military only needs to announce to the public that our research institute has developed a weapon that can hurt the zombies, and not just ordinary zombies, but level 3 and level 4 zombies. In order to know how to produce and use it, they will obediently hand over the crystal nuclei owed. Kan, don’t forget to send some people to the civilian area to give out porridge. “What?!”
After Yun Che finished speaking, he didn’t forget to remind Wei Kan of their bet. But now no one was in the mood to think about giving out porridge. Everyone was shocked by what he said. A weapon that could damage zombies? Well, they had such weapon. The nuclear weapons of the military could destroy the entire country of China, let alone a mere zombie. But then, the country would also be destructed and those areas contaminated by nuclear radiation would be inhabitable for decades and even centuries. This was not a result they wished to see and everyone still had some hope for the end of the doomsday, and when the zombies were cleared, they could return to their hometown and rebuild their home. Therefore, however hard time they were in, they had never used nuclear weapons, not even ordinary missiles. In contrast, the weapons Yun Che talked about were obviously only for zombies, so how could they not be excited? Now there were already many level 5 zombies, and the gap between zombies and humans was gradually widening. If what Yun Che said was true, it would undoubtedly be another fabulous innovation that brought hope to the survival of human beings.
“Sorry, I’m late.”
The door of the conference room was suddenly opened, and Mo Wenyang walked in with several lieutenants. Strangely, no one in the meeting room paid him any attention, and everyone’s eyes were fixed on Yun Che. Mo Wenyang, after sitting down on the main seat, couldn’t help but look over in confusion, as if he was silently asking Yun Che what he had done this time.
“Not a few days ago the research institute made some progress. And the weapon will be put into experiment in the beginning of next year. In order to save costs, the research institute will make it into the form of a pistol, so let’s call it an energy gun. The energy gun does not use bullets but crystal nuclei. A level 0 crystal nucleus will be able to hurt a zombie below level 4.”
Meeting the anxious gaze of all attendants, Yun Che said calmly with a smile. The successful development of the energy gun meant that they would no longer have to worry about running out of their superfunction and having to wait for death when they went out.
“Damn, why didn’t you tell me about this earlier? Can the energy guns only be used by superfunction possessors, or they can be used by ordinary people as well?”
Hearing his words, Mo Wenyang was more excited than anyone else. If ordinary people could use it, then the soldiers without superfunction in the army, or those with useless superfunction would be able to join the battle again and the base’s defense would be more solid.
“In principle, ordinary people can also use it, but this is what we are hoping for, and how it works in practice will have to wait for the experiment.”
Leaning back in his chair and looking at him, Yun Che didn’t conceal the truth. The development of the energy gun had entered the final stage, and there was no longer need to hide it.
“Okay, call me when the experiment starts. If possible, the military factory can manufacture the weapon in the future.”
Nodding his head, Mo Wenyang tried to suppress his excitement, but…
“What? Mr. Mo, if the military factory is responsible for manufacturing, then we the ordinary people won’t be able to get the weapon, will we?
“Yeah, Mr. Mo, you can’t make a fish of one and flesh of another. Captain Yun is the one that develops the energy gun, so we superfunction possessors are most entitled to have it.”
“Mr. Mo, are you still our chairman? How can you help outsiders rather than us?”
After he finished his words, he was immediately smashed by representatives of superfunctions possessors at the meeting. Everyone knew that everything manufactured by the military factory went into the pocket of the militry. And everyone wanted to have a powerful weapon to protect themselves. Mo Wenyang was an easygoing man so they just bluntly asked the question, but they all said it somewhat jokingly and no one was actually agitated.
“Sure. Of course, I am still your chairman. Don’t worry. Rules are here to break. Even the energy guns are manufactured by the military factory, they will be provided for all people as mission rewards and exchanges. As long as I’m still in charge, the army and the people in the Southwest Base are families and I’ll ensure that you will be treated fairly.”
The superfunction possessors were the foundation of the base, and there was no way that Mo Wenyang was going to abandon them.
“I’ll take your word. Everyone has heard it. Mr. Mo, you can’t go back on your words.”
Chen Hua deliberately shouted and asked everyone for approval. All the attendees couldn’t help but laugh out loud, and the whole conference room was harmonious. However, Yun Che interjected, “Have you guys forgot something important?”
They reflectively asked in unison. Yun Che rolled his eyes speechlessly, “The energy gun is developed by the research institute, which is a private property of Chaoyang and Peak. You just make your decision without consulting the owner. Is that a decent choice? Do you know how to spell politeness?”
They had worked so hard to develop the energy gun, and a lot of human, material resources and financial resources had been put in it. Were these bastards trying to take it away from them with just a few words?
“We’re such good friends, and there’s no need to be polite with each other, right? Am I right, everyone?”
Mo Wenyang quickly responded, and in the meantime, he mobilized the crowd to chime in. If the home-guarding beast got the chance to propose his condition, he would ask for a lot. Damn, he didn’t need anything and yet he always tried to get something more from them. He was shameless.
No one had made the rule that a wealthy man had to distribute all his wealth, right? Mr. Mo seemed to be the most shameless one here, didn’t he?
“Get lost. What do you know? This is a matter between us and the base commander Mr. Mo, you all just – fuck!”
Yun Che, who was bewildered by them, was only halfway through his sentence when the crowd heard a curse. Then a shadow flashed by, and the closed window was pulled open. Yun Che had already left the seat.
“Fuck, what is going on now?”
“It can’t be, right? Are the birds turning into mutant beast?”
“No, it seems to be zombie beasts…”
“Why are there so many of them?”
After they came back to their senses, the group of people instantly rushed to the window. The distant sky was charcoal black, and it seemed to be covered by dark clouds. With a closer look, however, you would find that they were rapidly moving towards the base. Fortunately, the conference room was on a higher floor, and they were all superfunction possessors with excellent vision, otherwise they would not be able to see what was wrong.
“It should be zombie birds. Maybe those birds flying south are turned into zombie birds. Gather everyone and we have to defend against them.”
Those zombie birds were about to fly over the Lingjiang River. As soon as Yun Che finished his words, when everyone was still focusing on the zombie birds, he took out Heiyu and threw Gu Mingxuan and Chen Hua a look. The three men and a beast jumped out of the window.
“Damn, Yun Che, pay some fucking attention.”
Seeing this, Mo Wenyang was startled. He rushed to the window only to find that they were already sitting on Heiyu, who had expanded in size, and were flying towards the back of the base. Yun Che patted his chest in an exaggerated manner. Mo Wenyang turned around and said, “Sound the alarm. Tell all superfunction possessors go to the city walls to defend against the zombie birds. Make sure to block them outside the walls. Meanwhile, call long-range superfunction possessors to assist the military in the fight. Whether our loved ones and whether our home will be safe depend on whether we can resist the zombie birds.”
All generals and representatives of superfunction squads answered in unison, and turned around unanimously, their faces full of determination and seriousness. Such a huge scale bird attack was like a zombie attack, and even more horrendous, because some of them were smaller, and it was simply impossible to defend effectively. The Southwest Base was going to face a major crisis for the first time.