Chapter 64: I Am Not A Merman (I)
Chapter 64: I Am Not A Merman (I)
System: 【Congratulation to Host for completing the Main Mission—Promote to Senior Colonel within ten years.】
【You have completed a Main Mission, please receive your reward. Constitution +5, Memory +7, Spiritual Power +6, Beauty +5, Life Span +2. You can learn two additional skills.】
“Why did I not have time to stay in this world this time?” Shang Ke asked in confusion.
【The moment you completed your main mission, you died. As long as you have even a single breath left in you, the System can give more time to do an additional mission.】
Shang Ke: “…Okay, let me ask again, just what use is the reward of life span every time? Was it prepared for the completion of three missions?” Like, extending life span to a hundred years or something.
But reality proved that Shang Ke was overthinking it.
【No. The lifespan is for keeping you alive in the real world. The you in the real world is currently in a vegetable state kept alive by machines. The life span you obtain during missions can is for continuing your life.】
Shang Ke made an “oh” sound, then immediately realized something and asked in fear, “Wait, what would happen to me if I failed the mission from the first world?”
【The you in the real world will naturally die, and your soul will fall into an unlimited cycle of death and reincarnation, never again will you have the chance to return to reality.】
Shang Ke erupted in anger, “Why didn’t you tell me something so important earlier!”
【If Host’s life value falls into a dangerous critical level, the System will actively notify you. This is also the reason why the first world has such extra preferential treatment, it’s to ensure the Host can continue on and work on the following missions.】
“Hehe.” Shang Ke’s lips twitched, thinking back to that “mission that can 100% be completed even by just sitting”. It was also the only mission he did that had satisfied all three missions.
Shang Ke asked the System some more questions then clicked open the Skill Catalog, finding that there were two more new skills, 【Medical Arts】 and 【Planting】. He thought a bit, then chose both of these skills and continued his 【Martial Arts】… after his selection, he walked with large strides to the Hundred Training Space…
After his training, Shang Ke was once again sent to a new world by the System, to start a brand new mission.
When he opened his eyes, he found himself floating in water. What was mystical was that his breathing wasn’t obstructed, because, he had turned into… a dolphin!
Dolphin? Shang Ke observed his own body, he was approximately two meters long, two triangular fins were swaying in the water and his slender tail was also swaying with the movement of the waves. His skin was a light gray with a white belly, and a Flaming Red Sky tattoo could be seen on his belly. It was just not as bright red as before, now a much lighter red, it looked kind of cute.
Shang Ke felt a bit baffled, this tattoo would sometimes appear and disappear, what pattern does it follow?
System: 【Main Mission—Become human food.】
Shang Ke: “……”
“And?! The information of this world? The direction of the story line? Some clues on the climax? ‘Main Character’?”
【There is none. This time the world is a simple one, the System believes that the Host can easily complete it.】
Hehe, truly, become human food, such a simple and cruel mission. It really is ‘easy’.
The problem was that the mission must reach the standard of “heroic”! Even if he posed in 108 extremely hard poses, took the initiative to run in front of humans and have them eat him, it was impossible to become a hero!!! Forget hero, it would be good enough if he wasn’t treated as a retarded dolphin.
Could it be that his bodily fluids have a special healing effect, and was capable of saving a group of incurable diseased patients and the mental illnesses that jeopardizes the world?
Just how much does he hate himself, to ‘sacrifice himself’ to this stage? Shang Ke felt the malice that comes from deep within the System.
Since he couldn’t get any more information from the System, Shang Ke could only depend on himself.
He tried moving his own body, followed the wave and headed to the surface, rushing and breaking through with waves splashing as an aftereffect. His line of sight broaden in an instant; the wide sky, the dark blue sea, and that huge island. Large and tall buildings could vaguely be made out from the center of the island, it looks like this was a modernized world.
Shang Ke fell back into the water, and he kept his body straight as he pondered over his plans. He decided to make some rounds around the island that humans resided in.
Right at this moment, a small dolphin swayingly swam to him from not too far, then rubbed against his stomach, its mouth making weak cries.
This little guy appears to be recently born, Shang Ke could tell that it was very hungry.
He looked around and felt things were odd. Dolphins are a group mammal and cherish their children very much. Even if the mother isn’t present, the other dolphins would carefully take care of and protect the small dolphin. Why can’t he see the figures of any dolphins around?
Shang Ke tried calling out with sound waves but received no response.
The small dolphin leaned against Shang Ke, its movement speed was becoming slower and slower and even its cries have stopped.
This was the first time Shang Ke was a dolphin so he has no experience, and he also didn’t have much of an understanding toward this mammal so he really did not know what to do. If the small dolphin continues to not have anything to eat, it would die from starvation no doubt. There’s nothing else to be done about it, he could only lead the small dolphin next to the shore and try to think of something to do.
After he got closer, Shang Ke noticed that ahead was a building next to the sea. It was mostly white and gave off an economical aura. Through the couple glass windows near the ground, he could faintly make out a lawn and pool inside.
But what really made Shang Ke happy was that at top of the building were a couple words—“Star Record Marine Life Rescue Base”. Truly things you need comes when you think of them.
Shang Ke poked his head out of the sea and whistled loudly at the building.
Not long after, a couple of people in uniforms walked out from within. When they saw Shang Ke, they all revealed an amazed expression.
“I’m not seeing things right? It’s actually a dolphin?!” A blond man said in disbelief.
“Although dolphins have disappeared over two hundred years ago, there wasn’t any direct evidence that they were extinct.” Another man with glasses stared at the dolphin in the sea, his eyes shining brightly.
“How did it appear it?” The only woman among them asked in confusion.
At this moment, Shang Ke flipped over and returned to the water, without giving the people on shore a chance to react, he had already reemerged from the water with the small dolphin carried by him on his head. Then he slowly swam toward them.
The group did not continue their exclamations at the sight and quickly squatted down. They could tell the small dolphin’s situation wasn’t right at first glance.
“Quick, open the water gate, bring them into the base.” Not long after the blond man gave the order, a loud rumble came from below the water and a passage appeared from below the base.
Everyone had thought they would need to use some methods to bring the dolphins into the base, they didn’t expect that the big dolphin did not need them to do anything and had already swum for it with the small dolphin in tow.
The people gasp in shock: “Isn’t it too smart?”
After a diagnosis, the rescuer quickly understood the small dolphin’s situation and had a specialist configure a nutrition milk for it and carefully fed it.
Shang Ke remained in the pool swimming back and forth, occasionally breaking the surface and using his fins to support him on shore to get next to the rescuer and see how the small dolphin was doing.
This scene was recorded and everyone felt happy as they watched it.
“In the past, we could only learn about this mammal from the information documents, now we can actually see a live one, we’re really too fortunate.” A staff member sighed in bliss.
“If it weren’t for that terrible dolphin epidemic two hundred years ago, these cute creatures would not be near extinction.”
“Yeah, I saw some documentary on the dolphin epidemic before. The disease rate was high, infectiousness strong, and it could even be inherited. It didn’t even take thirty years for them to almost be completely eradicated. The experts still has not found the source of the epidemic.”
“Pay close attention to the health of these two dolphins, we can’t let tragedy happen again.”
“K, send the video to Mr. Qin immediately. The dolphins that have disappeared over two hundred years ago have reappeared, I believe he would be willing to continue funding us.” Star Record Marine Life Rescue Base was classified as a non-profit environmental protection organization. They mainly rely on charity donation and environmental protection public figures for funds. Their Mr. Qin was their biggest funder.
Because of the two dolphin’s arrival, the base became abnormally lively. The established a dolphin medic group at the fastest speed possible, and a specialist in charge of taking care of the dolphins’ food to take care of their everyday life and health.
Shang Ke only found out afterward that his worries from before were all superfluous. Not only were dolphins not hunted and killed by humans, they could even enjoy the treatment on the national treasure level. From Shang Ke’s point of view, dolphins were a very commonly seen animal, it was also the reason why he dared to enter human territory.
Shang Ke recalled the mission given by the System—Become human food.
Hehe, the System is really such a scammer! Who the f*ck would treat a national treasure as food! With the current situation, even if he washed himself clean, hopped into a bowl and posed nicely, no one would dare to eat him!
Following that, Shang Ke and small dolphin temporarily made their home at the base. There was a large pool in the base, enough for them to play around.
Two days later, a private airplane arrived at the base and three men walked out from it. The one in the lead was a man around thirty, with a tall stature and handsome appearance. His face carried a trace of sharp coldness and an unapproachable aura.
“Lead us to the dolphins.” The man did not be
“Yes Mr. Qin, please follow me.” The supervisor of the base promptly led them to the pool.
“Suuu—” Following the whistle sound, two heads pop out from the water, staring at them with four gleaming eyes.
After observing them, Shang Ke led the small dolphin and swam over.
Only after approaching the group on shore did Shang Ke notice that there were new faces today. The first one Shang Ke took note of was precisely that grave and stern man who emitted the aura of a scum. This kind of scummy aura was something he could not be even more familiar with. If he has a mole on his palm, then he would be his man. If he doesn’t, then he will observe him for a period of time before deciding.
Shang Ke raised his head, with a “swish”, spurted some water at him.
The man subconsciously raised his hand to block his face, revealing his palm and the small mole made its astonishing appearance.
It really is him! Shang Ke was both happy and distressed. Happy that he found the “him” in this world, distressed over the difference of race between them that was hard to bypass.
“Pu!” a strange pu sound came from his side and he looked over. The scene that met him was the small dolphin trying to learn what he did just now, working hard at trying to spout water at the people on shore. But unfortunately, he was not too skilled at it yet so despite trying several times, he still couldn’t do it. He wore a very dispirited expression.
Shang Ke raised a pelvic fin to pat his head as a comforting gesture.
The small dolphin blew out bubbles and raised his tail to make splashes before gloomily submerging himself back into the water with a somersault.
The men ashore laughed, only Qin Yuan did not laugh. He towered above and stared at Shang Ke for a long while and turned his head to speak to the supervisor, “I’ll raise the funding to the base by another three million each month. I’ll take care of the security, if there are any problems report them to me immediately, continue to take care of them.”
The supervisor wore a face of delight, “No problem, thank you very much Mr. Qin.”
Qin Yuan squatted down and Shang Ke immediately moved closer, sticking up his two fins and doing a circle in the water as his eyes shone: Look, look, don’t you feel I look familiar?
Qin Yuan: “……”
Someone beside him chuckled out, “Mr. Qin, it looks like this little guy really likes you.”
Qin Yuan now took note of the Flaming Red Sky Flower on Shang Ke’s belly and something stirred in his eyes. He softly spoke, “Flames, we’ll call you ‘Flames’ from now on.”
SnowTime: Finally finished!
And man, someone really trying to start drama with me, really? Jumping to conclusions is bad. And anyone else found the scum aura thing funny, Shang Ke holding a grudge lol. And damn you guys going a lot of research on mermen sex kek