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Chapter 75: I Am Not A Merman (XII)


尚可缓缓睁开眼,感觉脑袋阵阵发疼,待疼痛稍解,这才发现自己正处在一个巨大的玻璃水箱中,水箱外站着几名研究者,为首那人正是研究组长。

Shang Ke slowly opened his eyes with a pounding pain from his head. He waited until the pain had somewhat subsided before noticing that he was in a large water tank. A couple of researchers stood by it, and the head of the group was that research leader.

他立刻意识到情况不妙,记得自己昏迷前还在水底畅游,然后腰部一痛,似乎被射入了什么尖细的物体,接着便失去了意识。很显然,他是被研究组长暗算了。

He instantly realized that his situation was dire. From what he remembered before he lost consciousness, he had been freely swimming underwater until a burst of pain came from his waist. Apparently, he had been hit by something thin and sharp, then he had lost consciousness. It was very clear now that he had been schemed against by the research leader.

奇怪,海豚研究项目的进展一直比较顺利,他更是合作得不能再合作,有必要动用这种手段吗?

Strange, the dolphin research project has been progressing very smoothly, he has been so cooperative he can’t be any more cooperative. Must this guy use such a method?

“呵呵,火焰,或者应该称呼你为‘海焰’?”研究组长像是在欣赏什么艺术品一般,不住打量水箱中的尚可。

“Hehe, Flames, or should I call you ‘Hai Yan’?” The research leader looked him over like he was appreciating an art piece.

尚可一听便明白了,研究组长已经知道了他的身份,而且有意想独占这个成果。

Shang Ke’s confusion instantly cleared up, the research leader now knows of his identity and plans to monopolize the gain.

他向四周扫视了一圈,发现这里并非是原来的那座研究院,也不知道研究组长用了什么手段,居然能把他从海洋馆偷运出来,他此刻可是海豚状态,体型庞大,分量十足。

He glanced around the area, it was not the familiar research institute they were at. He did not know what means the research leader had used, but he was rather curious about just how they had smuggled him out of the marine building. He was currently in dolphin form, so not only was he huge, he was very heavy.

“从今天开始,你就是我们新研究小组最重要的实验对象,我们一定不会浪费你身上每一个细胞。”研究组长背手而立,状似平和地说,“只要你好好配合,协助我们完成实验,将来全人类都会感谢你所做出的牺牲和贡献。”

“From today on, you are the most important experimental subject of our new research group. We will make sure to not waste a single cell from your body.” The research leader spoke with false kindness with his hands clasped behind his back, “As long as you cooperate with us, help us complete our experiment, the entirety of humanity will extend their gratitude to your sacrifice and contribution in the future.

屁话敢不敢少说几句?啰嗦死了!

Can you speak less nonsense? Get to the point!

尚可转过身去,懒得理他。他敢于面对各种死亡,但即使要死,也要死得英勇壮烈,绝不会白白便宜这种人。

Shang Ke turned away, too lazy to deal with him. He has the courage to face all sorts of deaths, but even if he needs to die, it needs to be in an extremely heroically and brave manner, there was no way he was going to let this guy take advantage of it.

研究组长似乎早就料到他不会合作,于是又让人推出一个小水箱。尚可听到动静,回头一看,发现两只小人鱼也被他们抓了过来。小人鱼见到尚可,立刻贴到水箱上,眼巴巴地望着他。

The research leader seem to have already foreseen that he would not cooperate, so he had people push out a small water tank. Hearing the sounds of activity, Shang Ke turned back and was mortified to see that the two little mermen were also smuggled out. When the two of them saw Shang Ke, they immediately stuck to the top of the water tank, anxiously watching him.

尚可皱了皱眉,研究组长这是趁着秦渊出国的时候,派人将海洋馆一窝端了吗?

Shang Ke frowned. Did the research leader take the chance while Qin Yuan was abroad and had people empty out the marine building?

“好了。”研究组长拍拍小水箱,笑着道,“我想再看看你从海豚转化为人类的过程,现在开始吧。”

“Alright.” The research leader patted the small water tank and spoke with a smile, “I want to see the process of you turning from dolphin into human again. Now start.”

脸上虽然笑着,语气中的威胁却十分明显。

Although he wore a smile on his face, the threat hung clear in his words.

尚可没兴趣在这群人面前展示自己的裸体,但小人鱼在他们的手上,似乎没有选择的余地。

Shang Ke was not interested in revealing his naked self in front of all of these people, but with the little mermens in their hands, he did not have a choice.

“不愿意?”研究组长点开一个按钮,小水箱的水温开始升高,箱中的小人鱼挤在一起,懵懂地望着尚可。

“You’re not willing?” The research leader pressed a button and the water temperature in the small tank started to rise. The two of them crowded together in the tank, staring at Shang Ke with confused gazes.

事实上,研究组长想看尚可变身,还有其他方法,比如注射药剂。但他就是想压压尚可的野性,让他老实一点。

In fact, the research leader has other means to see make Shang Ke transform, such as injecting him with drugs. But he just wanted to push down on Shang Ke’s wild nature and make him more behaved.

没想到尚可根本不吃他这一套,只听“砰”的一声巨响,眼前这只海豚竟然开始用身体撞击水箱。一次接一次,好像不要命一般。水箱在他的撞击下不断震颤,激起串串水波。

He didn’t expect Shang Ke to not take the bait, rather, he objected very violently by banging himself against the water tank. Once, twice, as if he did not want his life. The water tank started to shake under his constant strikes, the water splashing back and forth.

“停下!”研究组长大喝。

“Stop!” The research leader bellowed.

尚可不管不顾,继续猛力地撞击。

Shang Ke did not care and continued slamming himself against the tank with all his might.

“该死!注射麻醉剂。”研究一声令下,一名研究员立刻在操作台上点了几下。

“Damn it! Inject him with anesthetic.” The research leader ordered and one researcher immediately clicked away on the control panel.

水箱上方升起一架钻头形状的金属仪器,然后对着尚可射出一束激光。

A drill-shaped metal instrument was raised from the top of the water tank, followed by a laser mean aimed at Shang Ke.

尚可身形灵活,迅速窜上顶端,躲过了这束激光,同时嘴里发出尖啸。这种尖啸人类听不到,却可以影响电子设备的正常运作。那架金属仪器在他的尖啸声中,发出嗞嗞几声哀鸣,随即光荣罢工。

Shang Ke moved nimbly and quickly scuttled to the top, dodging the laser. At the same time, he produced a sharp whistle. The whistle he produced was not something humans can hear, but it can affect the operations of electronic equipment. The metal instrument made mournful sounds from his whistle and immediately went on a glorious strike.

水箱外的人无不惊愕,没想到海豚的啸声居然会有这样的破坏力。

The people outside of the water tank was utterly stunned, they did not expect that the whistling of dolphins could have such destructive capabilities.

研究组长脸色阴沉,下令道:“直接往水里注入麻醉药物,看他能坚持多久!”

The research leader’s face was dark and he ordered, “Pour the anesthetic straight into the water, let’s see how long he can persevere!”

他和这只海豚耗上了,不将他整服,以后的实验,他肯定也不会配合。

He was going to throw his everything onto this dolphin. If he doesn’t dominate him, there was no way he would cooperate in the future experiments.

一名研究员迟疑道:“组长,我们是不是应该选择相对温和一点的手段?海豚是比较情绪化的动物,过度的折磨,可能让他轻生的。”

One of the researchers hesitated, “Leader, shouldn’t we use a gentler method? Dolphins are rather emotional animals, if you torment it too much, he might commit suicide.”

“不要把他当作普通的海豚。”研究组长冷声道,“照我的方法做,先饿他几天,再进行下一步计划。”

“Don’t treat him like a normal dolphin.” The research leader coldly answered, “Do as I say. Then starve him for a few days and we can continue with the next step of our plan.”

研究员无奈,只好照办。

The researcher was helpless and could only follow his instructions.

尚可沉在水底,虽然早就做好了成为实验品的打算,也愿意为人类英勇献身,但绝不是以这种憋屈的方式。

Shang Ke sunk to the bottom. Although he had already planned to become an object for experimenting, and also wished to heroically sacrifice his life for humanity, it was not in this kind of sullen way.

在麻醉的影响下,尚可再次陷入昏迷……

Under the influence of anesthesia, Shang Ke once again lost consciousness…

秦渊匆匆赶回国,查看监控后,不敢相信火焰和小人鱼竟然在重重守卫下被人暗渡陈仓,不用想也知道,能做到这一切的,除了拥有内部权限的研究组长之外,别无他人。

Qin Yuan hurried rushed back to the country and looked over the cameras. He could not believe that the little mermens and Flames had been smuggled out despite the layers of guards. He didn’t even need to think to know who did it. The only one who could do it could only be the research leader who has internal authority and no one else.

“戴普森,你最好祈祷火焰没事!”他这次是真的动了杀机,只要想到火焰可能遭受的折磨,心中的怒火便无法遏制。

“Dipson, you better pray that Flames is fine!” The desire to murder him was truly lit within him at that moment. Just thinking of what kind of sufferings Flames might be going through made him unable to control the rage within his heart.

秦渊让人将火焰被研究院的人抓去研究的消息散播出去,一方面痛斥他们不人道的行径,利用大众舆论向上层施压,另一方面加派人手寻找研究组长的踪迹。秦渊以前调查过他的背景,敢从他手上抢走海焰,能够仰仗的势力屈指可数,他们旗下的某座研究院,必然就是囚禁火焰的所在。

Qin Yuan had the news that Flames was taken away by the people of the research institute made to the public. On one hand, it was to criticize their inhuman methods and exploit the public opinion to pressure them. On the other hand, it was to increase manpower to find the tracks of the research leader. Qin Yuan had investigated his background before, to dare to snatch Hai Yan from his hands, the only power that was capable of that was under the banner of some base of the research institute. It would be the place Flames was kept in captivity.

火焰失踪的消息一经公布,立刻激起了全球民众的怒火。居然把火焰当实验品?它曾经在巨浪中救了那么多人,它像孩子一样,单纯地信任人类,亲近人类,结果换来的却是成为实验品的下场?

The news that Flames was missing was already announced and immediately aroused the rage of the masses. They were actually using Flames as an experimental subject? He had once saved so many people in that disaster, was so much like a child and innocently trusted humans and was close to humans. But his ending was to become an experimental subject despite all of that?

原本以为当初把它从那群渔夫手中救回来,以后便不会再受到那样的待遇,可以开开心心地在海洋馆生活,没想到最后依然逃不过人类的毒手!这次还是打着科学研究的幌子,明目张胆地将火焰关起来。

They had originally believed that after they had saved him from that group of fishermen, he would never receive such treatment anymore and can happily live at the marine building. They did not expect that he still could not escape from the evil schemes of humanity! And this time, it was even until the banner of doing it for scientific research, boldly imprisoning Flames.

所谓的研究,难道不能在民众的监督下进行吗?偷偷摸摸的实验,明显是准备使用一些非常规的恶心手段。

The so-called research, can it not be done under the supervision of the masses? To sneakily do experiments, they were clearly prepared to use some very disgusting means.

研究组长戴普森的资料也很快被民众找了出来,其中还包括一些十分隐秘的信息。最让人诟病的就是戴普森的实验手段,可谓是无所不用其极,不知有多少动物被他折磨致死。他在科研领域的名声并不太好,但因为技术过硬,又有后台,很多重要的科研项目,他都有本事横插一脚。

The information of the research leader Dipson was quickly found by the masses, and amongst it was some rather hidden information. The most denouncing piece of information was on Dipson’s experimental methods, he was completely unscrupulous. Who knows just how many animals had been tormented to death by him. He reputation in the research field was not too good, but because of his mastery over his skills and his backing, he was able to forcefully insert himself into many very important research topics.

得知这些资料,民众无不惊怒。火焰落在这种人手上,还能活着回来吗?什么研究那么终于,值得牺牲这个世界上仅剩两只的珍稀海豚?

After finding out all of this information, the populace was beyond shocked and enraged. Can Flames even return alive after landing into the hands of this kind of person? What research could be so important to be worth sacrificing one of the only two remaining rare dolphins?

不过两天时间,世界各地便相继组织了游行抗议,要求戴普森将火焰安全送回来。那几十名曾经被火焰救过命的人,更是不遗余力地为火焰争取权利。

In only two days, marching protests were organized all over the world in succession to demand Dipson safely return Flames. Those dozens of people that Flames once saved worked even harder than others to fight for power for Flames.

海豚的粉丝团,辐射全球各个领域,上至权贵富豪,下至贩夫走卒,后宫庞大,实力惊人,确确实实让某些人产生了动摇。

The dolphins fan club permeated the entire world and every field, from the rich and powerful influential officials above, to the common people below. His harem was large, and their power astonishing and they were able to provide much sway to their demands.

戴普森没料到秦渊居然敢借助公众的力量来打国家的脸,完全不顾及国家的立场,要知道他的研究可是国家批复的,阻挠研究,无疑是与国家做对。

Dipson did not foresee that Qin Yuan would actually draw support from the public to smack the country’s face with no regards to the country’s position. His research was officially confirmed by the country, to obstruct his research was to go against the country.

戴普森明显低估了秦渊的影响力,秦渊既然敢做,就不怕上面的人来找他麻烦。

Dipson clearly underestimated Qin Yuan’s influence. Since Qin Yuan dared to do this, then it meant he was fearless of the higher ups coming to find trouble with him.

有舆论的支持,秦渊带着武装力量,毫无顾忌冲进了戴普森的研究院……

With the support of the public opinion, Qin Yuan led an armed force and forced his way into Dipson’s research institute without any misgivings.

在舆论和秦渊的双重压力下,戴普森最终被他背后的势力所放弃,他不甘心就此将火焰交出去,眼看改变人类历史的实验成果就在眼前,他的心脏在颤抖,血液在沸腾。

Under the double pressure of the public opinion and Qin Yuan, Dipson was given up by hs backers in the end. He was unwilling to hand Flames over. The transformation of humanity from the result of his experiment was right before his eyes, his heart was trembling and his blood boling.

他强行将半昏迷的火焰运上实验台,拿出一把冒着寒光的手术刀,阴森森地望着他……

He forcefully placed the half-unconscious Flames on the experiment table and took out a surgery knife that emitted a cold light. He darkly looked down at him…

等秦渊赶到研究院时,还是晚了一步,出现在他眼前的是一幕让他心胆俱裂的惨烈景象。

By the time Qin Yuan hurried to the research institute, he was still a step too late. What appeared before his eyes was a bitter scene that scared him out of his wits.

火焰躺在实验台上,身上大半皮肤和血肉都被剥去,血液几乎被抽去了三分之二,干干地萎缩着,肌肉失去了弹性,看起来就像一条被鸟兽啃食过的鱼尸。

Flames lied on the experiment table with over half of of skin and flesh peeled open. Almost two thirds of his blood has left his body, and he was just like withered husk. Even his muscles have lost flexibility and he looked like a fish corpse gnawed and eaten by birds and beasts.

秦渊整个人僵在原地,大脑嗡嗡作响,无法相信眼前这具“残尸”,会是他的火焰,那个永远快乐活泼的火焰。时间仿佛在这一刻凝滞,他根本不敢去确认他的生死。

Qin Yuan froze on the spot, his mind droning on with an unheard sound as he could not believe that this “destroyed corpse” was his Flames, his always happy and lively Flames. Time seem to stagnate at that moment, he could not gather up the will to confirm his life or death.

直到一个惊喜的声音打破沉寂:“BOSS,它还有气息!”

It lasted until a happily surprised voice broke the silence, “Boss, he’s still breathing!”

还有气息?

He’s still breathing?”

声音似乎是从遥远的天际传来,秦渊逐渐找回自己的神智,他踉跄着走过去,俯身凑近火焰,发现他果然还有呼吸。

The voice seem to have come from far away, and Qin Yuan gradually pulled himself together. He staggered over and bent down to get closer to Flames, and noticed that he really was still breathing.

秦渊的心好像再次跳动起来,激动道:“快来人,立刻准备急救!”

Qin Yuan’s heart seem to beat again as he emotionally spoke, “Quick, prepare emergency treatment!”

尚可被饿了三天,全身乏力。不过因为麻醉剂的效果,他被戴普森切割的时候,并没有感觉太多痛苦。

Shang Ke had been starved for three days, he held no strength in his body. But because of the anesthetics, he did not feel too much pain when Dipson cut him up.

但是,当他清醒后,亲眼看到自己的惨状,真恨不得把自己的眼睛给戳了。这哪里还是一只可爱的海豚,简直就是一条被剥皮的干鱼好吗!整容恐怕也拯救不了,只能寄希望于他强大的恢复能力了。

However, after he became clear-headed and saw his own devastated state, he really wished to stabbed out his own eyes. Where can one still find the cute dolphin? He was simply a piece of dried skinless fish like this! Even plastic surgery probably won’t save him, he can only hope his strong regeneration abilities will work.

唯一庆幸的是,戴普森没有挖走他的内脏,否则他绝对不可能活下来。

The only point he could rejoice about was that Dipson did not dig out his internal organs, otherwise, it would be absolutely impossible for him to survive.

MD,幸好他是一只海豚,若此刻是人形,他一定会留下心理阴影的!

Fucking hell, it was good that he was a dolphin, if he was in human form, this would no doubt leave behind a mental trauma on him!

“小人鱼都救回来了,你不用担心。”秦渊坐在水箱边,望着虚弱的火焰,心痛至极。

“The little mermens were all saved, you don’t need to worry.” Qin Yuan sat by the water tank and watched the weak Flames, his heart full of distress.

尚可眼中闪过一抹暖色,轻轻摆动了一下他的腹鳍。

A warm light flashed through Shang Ke’s eyes and he lightly swayed his pelvic fin.

秦渊将手搭在玻璃上,头也靠了过去,声音低沉道:“对不起,火焰。”

Qin Yuan placed his hand on the glass, his head leaning against it as he spoke in a muffled voice, “I’m sorry, Flames.”

他双眼低垂,掩去眼中几抹晶莹。

His eyes drooped, covering up the glint of tears that were beginning to form.

尚可无奈地看向他,知道这个男人为他操碎了心。他想告诉他:不是你的错,是我自己作死。为了留下来,我会努力完成任务,努力活下来,然后陪你完完整整地度过一生。

Shang Ke helplessly looked at him, knowing that this man had practically cracked his own heart from worry about him, he wanted to tell him: It wasn’t your fault, I am the one trying to court death. In order to stay in this world, I will do my best to complete the missions, and do my best to survive. Then, I will stay by your side to spend this life away.

秦渊望着火焰澄澈的眼眸,即使伤痕累累,他的眼神依然是如此温暖,甚至反过来宽慰他。

Qin Yuan looked at Flames limpid eyes, even though he was injured all over, his eyes were still so warm. He was the one being consoled instead.

这让秦渊感到更加难受,也更加痛恨戴普森。

He felt even more pained at that, and hated Dipson even more.

可惜让那个混蛋逃走了,还带走了从火焰身上剐去的血肉!

It was a pity that they let that scoundrel escape, and he even left with the flesh carved from Flames!

秦渊是不会放过他的,即使将世界翻个底朝天,也要把他找出来,将他施加在火焰身上的痛苦全都加倍奉还。

Qin Yuan will not let him off, even if he has to flip the world upside down, he will find him. Then, he will exert all the pain done to Flames back onto Dipson in double the amount.

尚可这次伤得很重,秦渊原本打算对外保密,但最终还是走漏了风声。那些喜欢火焰的医务人员,看到火焰的惨状,又怎么可能忍得住?没两天,火焰受伤的照片便流落出去不少。

Shang Ke was injured very heavily this time, and Qin Yuan had planned to keep it confidential from the public. However, it was still leaked out in the end. Those medical personnel that likes Flames, how could they hold back from it when they saw the devastated state Flames was left in? In not only two days, many pictures of Flames’ state was circulating.

虽然猜到火焰可能会受到折磨,却没想到会严重到如此地步。

Although they guessed that Flames would be tormented, they did not think that it would be this bad.

一时间,全世界的人都震怒了。他们动用各自的力量,天上地下地通缉戴普森。

In a moment, the entire world was furious. They used their own power and searched for Dipson everywhere.

戴普森对海豚基因的研究项目势在必得,意欲找个秘密的地方进行研究,等研究出成果,再以高姿态露面,将其公诸于众。

Dipson was determined to be successful with his research on dolphin genes, so he wanted to find a secret place to continue his research. Once his research results come to fruition, he can come back out in a high manner and let everyone know of his results.

然而,尚可却做了一个让他意想不到的决定。

However, Shang Ke made a choice that he could not imagine.

“将海豚基因能够提高生育能力的消息向世界公开吧。”尚可在伤势稍有起色后,进行了一次转化,这是他转化后对秦渊所说的第一句话。

“The information that the dolphin gene is capable of raising fertility to the world.” After his injuries have recovered somewhat, Shang Ke transformed, and those were the first words he said to Qin Yuan after he did so.

作为一只实验品海豚,与其成为少部分人满足私欲的棋子,不如光明正大地走入全世界的视线。在各方势力的制衡和监督下,做一只坦坦荡荡的、具有牺牲精神的伟大海豚。

As an experimental subjet dolphin, rather than becoming a chess piece used to satisfy the desire of a small portion of people, why not boldly show himself to the world? And under the checks and balances of the various powers in the world, he can be a magnanimous, very sacrificial great dolphin.

如果研究在他身上取得成果,那么海浪和小人鱼,将来也许有机会获得自由。

If they obtain the desired result for their research on him, then perhaps Waves and the small mermens can obtain freedom in the future.

尚可刚说出这个决定,脑中便传来系统的声音:【完成附加任务1——寻找人鱼,赠送10年滞留时间。】

Shang Ke had just made his resolve when the voice of the System came through his mind: 【Completed additional mission 1—Find Merfolks. Ten years of detain time is gifted.】


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33 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 75: I Am Not A Merman (XII)

  1. Plha says:

    please can anyone tell me why since chapter 68 I can not read anything, please I’m too addicted to the story to abandon it.

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  2. puppytigerdragon says:

    Haha thank you so much for all your hard work! And also thank you so much for the break, or I’d die of dehydration from my rivers of tears. I still don’t know what Shang Ke ever did to deserve this ><;

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  3. Papillon says:

    Do you need help editing? I can help! All for the sake of faster releases. Honestly, even if you just translate these, I’d read them as is without editing. I hope you get back to updating! (Please mass release this summer?) S’il vous plaît.

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  4. Jenn says:

    I’m wanting to finish the story but at the same time im crying so hard and dont want to finish….please what is the password

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    • Gail says:

      Chill guys. The chapter is still unavailable. If you really want to know what happens try MTLing the raw.

      Some of the comments are really impolite

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      • Jenn says:

        Where are the raws it wouldnt be the first time I’ve read them then reread the translated version. I really do appreciate all your hard work thanks for the translations!

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  5. Amaibatate says:

    The pages are still locked? 🙁 I would’ve been fine reading an unfixed version, really. I only started this arc because I thought it was fully available because of the table of contents. I really appreciate all the work you do and did translating, but if the chapters take this long fixing, I actually would’ve preferred reading unfixed versions in comparison to nothing at all. I actually stopped reading this novel a year ago because of the infrequent updates, which is fine, you have your own life and are not obligated to translate this anyways. I was so happy when I found I could finally finish reading A+A and the next arc. And now, here I am, kind of really down (._.). I do not want to be ungrateful and also not impolite, but my true feeling are, I feel kind of betrayed because I did not expect this page lock T_T.

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