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Chapter 274: This Life—Starting (XV)


TL: Rosy

    “你这孩子真是的, 大冷天跑到海边去做什么?要不是运气好,妈妈恐怕再也见不到你了。”宋觅珍一边给尉勋盛汤, 一边喋喋不休地数落着。

“This kid! What were you doing running to the coast on such a cold day? If it weren’t for luck, mom’s afraid she won’t be able to see you anymore.” Song Mizhen chattered on as she ladled out some soup for Wei Xun.

    尉勋靠在床头,望着窗外出神, 对宋觅珍的话充耳不闻。

Wei Xun leaned against the side of his bed. He looked outside the window in a daze, turning a deaf ear to Song Mizheng’s words.

    “阿勋?”宋觅珍稍稍提高了音量。

“Ah Xun?” Song Mizhen slightly raised her volume.

    尉勋这才转过头,目光定定地落在她脸上。

This made Wei Xun turn his head, his gaze falling onto her face.

    “怎么了?”宋觅珍被他看得有些不自在, 忍不住摸摸自己的脸。

“What’s going on?” Song MiZhen felt somewhat uneasy by his gaze and she couldn’t help but touch her face. 

    “发生什么事了?”尉勋的记忆停留在雪崩发生的瞬间,但他后来却被人从相隔十万八千里的罗浮海中捞上来。他的脸盲症莫名其妙地好了, 但他觉得自己丢失了一件非常重要的东西。

“What happened?” Wei Xun’s memory stopped at the moment of the avalanche. Afterwards, he was fished up from the middle of the sea hundreds of miles away. His face blindness was also cured out of the blue for good, but he felt that he lost something extremely important to him. 

    “不是告诉你了吗?你得知你爸爸在休塔约山遇险的消息,立刻赶过去救援,结果碰上雪崩,获救之后被送往军区医院接受治疗。但是不知道什么原因,你后来突然离开医院, 一个人跑到海边去了。”宋觅珍如同背书一般重复之前的回答。当尉勋从医院中醒来后,尉家人就发现他的记忆出现了偏差。他记得所有人,唯独忘记了那个人的一切, 所以他们决定将计就计, 彻底抹杀那个人曾经存在的痕迹。

“Didn’t I tell you? You found out that your dad was in danger at Xiutayue Mountain. You immediately rushed over to save him, and the outcome was that you ran into an avalanche. After being rescued, you were sent to the military district hospital to receive treatment. They don’t know why, but you suddenly left the hospital and ran by yourself to the coast.” Song Mizhen repeated the same answer like she was reciting from a textbook. When Wei Xun woke up from the hospital, the Wei family discovered that there was something wrong with his memory. He remembered everyone except he forgot everything about that person. They decided to beat him at his own game and completely erased any trace of the person’s presence. 

    尉勋接过宋觅珍手上的碗,一口一口地喝着。

Wei Xun took the bowl from Song Mizhen’s hands, drinking it sip by sip. 

    宋觅珍暗暗呼了口气,回头还得叮嘱其他人,千万不能说漏嘴。

Song Mizhen secretly exhaled. She still turned around to warn everyone else that they must, by no means, let it slip.

    几天后,尉勋离开尉家老宅,在保镖护送下,住进了离公司最近的酒店。他离开将近一个月,公司事务都交给其他人在处理,虽然运作没有受到太大的影响,但很多重要决策还是因为他的缺席而耽搁了。

A few days later, Wei Xun left old Wei’s house, escorted by bodyguards, and stayed at the hotel closest to the company. After leaving for almost a month, the company’s affairs were all handed over to other people to deal with. Even though operations/activities weren’t strongly affected, many important decisions were still delayed due to his absence.

    在翻阅资料时,有关智能机器人的项目引起了他的特别关注。如今宠物机器人热销全球,在技术领域引发了极大的反响。然而,他却不记得自己当初是怎么开始这个项目的。研发者署名是RT实验室,实验室所有研发人员的资料他都有印象,但他总觉得少了关键的一环。

While he was flipping through the data, the project regarding robots in particular caught his interest. Nowadays, robotic pets were sold well all over the world, triggering big waves throughout the technology field. However, he doesn’t remember how he started the project at that time. 

    【做合作伙伴吧。】

【Be collaborative partners.】

    耳边突然响起一个熟悉的声音,尉勋猛地抬起头,却只看到一室空旷冷寂。

A familiar voice unexpectedly rang by the side of his ear. Wei Xun suddenly lifted his head, only to see an empty room.

    僵坐了许久,尉勋缓缓起身,迈步走出酒店房间。

After sitting stiffly for some time, Wei Xun slowly got up and strode away from the hotel room. 

    “勋爷,有什么吩咐?”保镖见他出来,立刻问道。

“Master Xun, what are your commands?” The bodyguard saw him appear and immediately asked.

    尉勋顿住身形,一时间不知道自己想干什么。

Wei Xun’s figure came to a stop. For a moment he did not know what he wanted to do. 

    正在这时,口袋里的手机响起,宋觅珍打电话过来,提醒他不要忘了和王沁雅的约会。

Right at that moment, the cell phone in his pocket rang. Song Mizhen had given him a phone call, reminding him not to forget his appointment with Wang Qinya.

    “王沁雅?”尉勋对这个女人的认识只有一个模糊的轮廓。

“Wang Qinya?” Wei Xun’s understanding of that woman was only a vague silhouette.

    “你忘了,她是你的未婚妻啊。当初你组建实验室研发机器人,不就是为了她欢心吗?”

“You forgot. She’s your fiancée. At the time you were setting up the laboratory to develop robotic pets, wasn’t it in order to please her?”

    为了讨她欢心?

In order to gain her favor?

    尉勋心中疑惑,自己遗忘的重要记忆难道就是她?

Deep in his heart, Wei Xun was full of doubt. Could it be that the most important memory he had forgotten was her?

    带着求证的心理,尉勋穿戴整齐地去赴约了。只是当他见到王沁雅后,心中却没有任何波澜。这个女人长得很漂亮,举止得体,言语之间,时不时透露出对他喜好的熟悉和迁就。

With his mind set to confirm it, Wei Xun dressed neatly to go to the appointment. But when he saw Wang Qinya, there were no waves in his heart. This woman was very beautiful with appropriate manners. Among her talking, she revealed her familiarity with his preferences and accommodations from time to time.

    尉勋聊起机器人,王沁雅羞涩地说:“阿勋,你还记得初号吗?这是你研发的第一台宠物机器人,当时我只是随口一提,你就把它送给我了。”

Wei Xun talked about the robot and Wang Qinya shyly spoke, “A-Xun, do you still remember Chu Hao? It was the first robot pet you developed. I was simply mentioning it casually at that time, but you gave it to me right away.

    初号?

Chu Hao?

    尉勋心中一动,起身道:“走吧。”

Wei Xun’s heart skipped a beat. He got up and spoke, “Let’s go.”

    “去哪?”王沁雅愣神。

“Go where?” Wang QinYa had a dumbfounded expression/looked blankly.

    “去看看我送给你的初号。”

“To see the Chu Hao that I gave you.”

    两人来到王沁雅的家,尉勋见到了造型怪异的“初号”。

Two people arrived at Wang QinYa’s house. Wei Xun finally saw Chu Hao’s strange appearance/design/shape.

    【这是我的宠物机器人‘初号’。】熟悉的声音再次在耳边回响。

【That is my robot pet “Chu Hao”.】 A familiar voice sounded yet again at the side of his ear.

    “你好,我叫‘初号’。”初号朝尉勋伸出手。

“Hello, my name is Chu Hao.” Chu Yi faced Wei Xun and stretched out his hand. 

    尉勋握住它冰冷的手臂,心里莫名生出一股酸酸的感觉,随即下意识问道:“初号,你还记得我吗?”

Wei Xun gripped its ice-cold arm. An indescribable feeling of grief grew in his mind. Soon after that, he subconsciously asked Chu Hao, “Chu Hao, do you still remember me?”

    初号偏了偏脑袋,回道:“你是主人的朋友,尉勋。”

Chu Hao tilted his head to the side, responding, “You’re Master’s friend, Wei Xun.”

    “你的主人是谁?”

“Who is your owner?”

    “王沁雅。”

“Wang Qinya.”

    虽然明知它的答案,但尉勋还是有些失望。

Even though he was fully aware of its answer, Wei Xun was still somewhat disappointed.

    旁边的王沁雅见尉勋的注意力都在机器人身上,眼中闪过一丝不满,上前挽住他的手臂道:“晚上留下来吃饭吧,我亲自下厨。”

Wang QinYa, at the side, saw that Wei Xun’s attention was completely focused on the robot. A trace of resentment flashed through her eyes. She stepped forward and pulled away his arm, saying, “Stay and eat with me this evening, alright? I’ll personally cook.” 

    【今天的午餐是XI005号机器人套餐。】

【Today’s lunch is the X1005 robot’s meal set.】

    尉勋顿了一下,点头:“好。”

Wei Xun stopped for a moment and nodded, “Sure.”

    晚餐非常丰盛,极尽奢华,但是,没有惊喜。

Dinner was very rich and sumptuous, but it was no surprise. 

    饭后,尉勋并没有立刻离开,而是和初号一起组队玩游戏,一路打怪升级,大杀四方。直至夜幕降临,他才依依不舍的离开。

Wei Xun didn’t leave immediately after dinner, rather, he teamed up with Chu Hao, playing games together. They travelled together, killing monsters everywhere and leveling up. It lasted until nightfall, and only then was he reluctant to leave. 

    王沁雅表面微笑,心里却是气恼不已,暗道自己的魅力还不如一台机器人。整整一个下午,尉勋竟然连睁眼都没看她一下。但是尉勋接下来的一句话,又让她转怒为喜。

Wang Qinya appeared to be smiling, but she was annoyed in her heart. Her charms weren’t comparable to a robot. Wei Xun had not opened his eyes to look at her at all the whole afternoon. However, Wei Xun’s following sentence turned her anger into happiness. 

    “我过几天再来看你。”

“After a few days, I’ll come back and see you again.”

    之后,尉勋隔三差五就去王沁雅家,两人往来频繁,外界都传言他们好事将近,宋觅珍更是天天催他和王沁雅结婚。

Afterwards, Wei Xun came to Wang Qinya’s house every now and then. The two frequently came in contact, and there were rumors outside that it was nearly time for a happy occasion. Song Mizhen urged him even more every day to marry Wang Qinya.

    尉勋对王沁雅没有什么恶感,她也是目前唯一能够触动他记忆的人。更确切的说,是初号。如果他当初真的将初号送给她,想必应该是对她有几分好感的。

Wei XUn didn’t have any bad feelings towards Wang Qinya. She was the only one at the moment who could stir his memory. More precisely said, it was Chu Hao. If he had really given Chu Hao to her, he most likely had a favourable impression of her.

    所以,尉勋对于结婚的提议,并没有一口回绝。这可把尉家人给乐坏了,不等他同意,私底下已经开始安排结婚事宜。

Therefore, Wei Xun did not refuse the marriage proposal. This definitely made the Wei family happy. Without waiting for his consent, they secretly made wedding arrangements.

    这天,尉兴业难得回家,尉勋正想找他求证几件事,刚走到书房门口便听到里面传来他急切的声音:“还没有找到吗?”

On this day, it was rare for Wei Xingye to return home. Wei Xun wanted to find him to confirm a few things. As soon as he walked into the entrance of the study, he heard an impatient voice from inside saying, “You haven’t found it yet?”

    “我们已经将他的住处、电脑、手机、邮箱等等查了一个遍,始终没有什么发现。”

“We already checked his residence, computer, phone, mailbox, and so on, but we didn’t find anything.”

    “怎么会没有?难道定期发到我邮箱的那些材料是凭空出现的不成?”

“How come there aren’t any? Don’t tell me those materials regularly sent to my mailbox are appearing out of thin air?”

    “他曾威胁您,如果他发生意外,半个月之后,那些材料就会被公开,但至今过去两个多月,始终没有动静,想必他当时只是在危言耸听。”

“He once threatened you that if he had an accident, those materials would be made public after half a month. However, there had been no news of activity in the past two months, so he was probably bluffing.”

    “无论是不是危言耸听,我都不能冒险。怀敬,你再去他的住处看看,不要放过任何蛛丝马迹。”

“Whether or not he was bluffing, I can’t take any risks. Haui Jing, go to his residence and check again. Don’t let go of any clues.”

    “好的。”被称为“怀敬”的男人走出书房,开车离开时,并没有注意身后多了一辆车。

“Yes.” The man named “Huai Jing” walked out of the study. He didn’t realize that there was an extra car behind him when he drove away

    尉勋跟着怀敬一路来到郊外的一栋复式楼前,耐心等了两个小时,等到怀敬从屋子里出来,姗姗离去,才下车走进那栋明显已经空置的小楼。

Wei Xun followed Huai Jing all the way to the front of a two story house in the suburbs. He waited patiently for two hours. When Huai Jing came out of the house and leisurely left, Wei Xun got off of the car and entered the obviously vacant small building.

    随手输入密码,大门应声而开。尉勋走进大厅,看到桌椅翻倒、纸屑满地的景象,心中骤然升起一股怒火。尉勋上上下下搜索了半天,屋里大部分摆设都被搬空,没有留下任何与屋主有关的物件。

He entered the password without any trouble, and the door opened in response. Wei Xun entered the hall and saw overturned tables and chairs, with bits of paper filling the ground. Anger suddenly rose in his heart. Wei Xun searched up and down for a long time. Most of the house decorations had been taken away until the room was bare, leaving nothing related to the owner behind.

    他不知道自己在找什么,只是迫切地想找到一点什么。然而,什么都没有。

He didn’t know what he was looking for, only that he was urgently trying to find something. However, there was nothing.

    尉勋坐在一片狼藉之中,茫然孤寂,遍体生寒,仿佛又回到被困在冰雪之下的绝望境地。

Wei Xun sat in the middle of the huge mess, lonely, and at a loss. His whole body trembled, as if he had once again returned to the desperate situation of being trapped under the ice and snow.

    【坚持住,不要死!】

 【You have to persist, don’t die!】

    这个声音,一遍遍地敲击着他的心脏,将他从死亡线上拉回来。

This sound, it was everywhere, making his heart pound, pulling him back from the death line. 

    是谁,到底是谁?

Who was it, who in the world was it?

    “啊!”尉勋抱着头,痛苦得无法自已。

“Ah!” Wei Xun cradled his head. He was in much agony he was unable to control himself.

    冰冷的身体,冻结的眼神,凝固的生命……

An ice cold body, a frozen expression, a solidified body.

    可可!

Keke!

    “你这几天去哪里了?我约了沁雅的父母,明天在府城酒店见个面。你年纪也不小了,该结婚了。”尉兴业见尉勋回到家,立刻语带不满地说道。

“Where have you been the past few days? I made an appointment with Wang Qinya’s parents, you’ll meet them at Fucheng Hotel tomorrow. You’re not that young, you should get married.” Wei Xingye saw Wei Xun return home, and immediately spoke those words resentfully.

    “结婚?”尉勋冷冷地看向自己的父亲,“爸爸,你们怎么能这么做?”

“Marry?” Wei Xun looked at his father coldly, “Dad, how can you do this?”

    “你说什么?”

“What did you say?”

    “欺骗我,误导我,夺走他的项目,抹去属于他的一切痕迹,若无其事地给我安排婚事。”尉勋怒吼,“你们怎么能这么做!”

“Deceive me, mislead me, snatch away his projects, erase all hints of his existence, and as if nothing had happened, arrange a marriage for me.” Wei Xun roared, “How can you do this!”

    尉兴业脸色一变:“你想起来了?”

Wei XingYe’s expression changed, “You remembered?”

    “如果我永远也想不起来,你们就打算一直瞒下去是吗?”尉勋面目狰狞,“让我像个木偶一样和你们选中的女人结婚,一辈子活在谎言中,毫无负担地享受他用自己的命,为我换来的人生。”

“If I never remembered, you intend to keep hiding it, right?” Wei Xun looked fiercely, “Marrying me to the woman you choose like a puppet to live in lies for a lifetime, enjoying your life without a burden in exchange for my life.”

    尉兴业恼怒道:“这是你跟父亲说话的态度吗?我们这么做都是为你好。”

Wei XingYe said angrily, “Is this the attitude you use to talk to your father? We’re doing this for your own good.”

    “为我好?”尉勋面无表情,“窃取他的技术,隐瞒他救我的事实,不顾我的意愿安排我和王沁雅结婚,都是为我好?”

“For my own good?” Wei Xun said expressionlessly, “Stealing his technology, hiding the fact that he saved me, arranging my marriage with Wang Qinya regardless of my wishes? It’s all for my good?”

    “他已经死了,技术自然归公司所有,我们这么做有什么不对?”尉兴业冷哼道,“不要以为他是什么好东西,他用一些非法材料威胁我,让我不得不妥协。如今他死便死了,还留下了一个隐患,随时可能让尉家陷入万劫不复的境地。如此阴险狡诈的人,你还当宝贝一样对他念念不忘,真是可笑!”

“He’s already dead, his technology naturally returns to the company. What’s wrong with us doing this?” Wei Xingye coldly snorted, “Don’t you think he’s anything good. He threatened me with illegal materials, leaving me no choice but to compromise. Now he’s dead, but he still left behind a hidden danger that can bring the Wei family into despair at any moment. Such a sinister and cunning person, but you still kept him in mind like he’s a treasure. It’s ridiculous!”

    “你所说的隐患,是指他死后半个月,那些材料便会公开?”尉勋漠然问。

“The hidden dangers that you said, are they referring to the ones that after half a month after his death, will be released to the public?” Wei Xun asked indifferently.

    “你知道?既然知道就该为家族多考虑一下,他有没有告诉你那些材料藏在哪里?”

“You knew? Since you know, you should consider the family a little. Did he tell you where the materials are hidden?”

    尉勋沉默不语。

Wei Xun was silent. 

    尉兴业冷笑道:“看你的样子,显然是没有。看来他也没有你想象中那么爱你。”

Wei XingYe sneered, “Looking at your appearance, it’s clearly a no. Seems like he doesn’t love you as much as you think.”

    正在这时,尉勋的手机震动了一下,他拿出来一看,屏幕和摄像头同时亮起,数十秒后,传来一个机械声:“面部识辨完毕,语音识辨完毕,身份确认——尉勋。”

At that moment, Wei Xun’s phone vibrated. He took it out and saw that the screen and camera simultaneously lit up. After several seconds, a mechanical voice was heard: “Facial recognition completed, voice recognition completed, identification confirmed— Wei Xun.”

    尉勋心脏一紧,用颤抖的声音问:“初号?”

Wei Xun’s heart tensed and he asked in a trembling voice, “Chu Hao?”

    “是的,尉勋,我是初号。”

“Yes, Wei Xun. I am Chu Hao.”

    真正的初号,最接近完善的人工智能。

It’s really Chu Hao, the closest to approaching perfect artificial intelligence.

    尉勋难以压抑心中的激动,望着手机屏幕,久久说不出话来。

Wei Xun had a hard time suppressing the excitement in his heart. He looked at his phone screen and was unable to speak for a long time.

    “根据可可留下的指令,若三个月没有和初号联系,初号将二级管理员权限移交给尉勋。从今天开始,尉勋可对初号发出任何不违背机器人核心准则的命令。”

“According to the instructions left by Keke, if there is no contact with Chu Hao for three months, Chu Hao will transfer the authority of secondary level administration to Wei Xun. Starting today, Wei Xun can issue any order to Chu Hao that doesn’t violate its core/central guidelines.”

    不待尉勋说话,尉兴业已经冲过来,激动道:“材料肯定在它这里,快,让它把那些材料交出来!”

Without waiting for Wei Xun to speak, Wei XingYe already rushed over, excitedly saying, “The materials are definitely there. Quickly, make it hand over the materials!”

    尉勋对初号说:“可可还留下了什么信息?”

Wei Xun spoke to Chu Hao, “Did Keke leave any messages behind?” 

    “有关尉家的所有材料,都交给尉勋处理。”初号将各种材料调出来,让尉勋大略过目,尉家参与的非法勾当、财色交易、以权谋私的证据、色情录像等等,零零总总一大堆。一旦公开,确实足以让尉家万劫不复。但是,尚可将决定权交给了他,交给了身为尉家子孙的他。

“There are some materials regarding the Wei family. They will all be handed over to Wei Xun.” Chu Hao transferred all kinds of data to Wei Xun, allowing him to roughly look them over. The illegal businesses/activities that the Wei family participated in, financial and sexual transactions, evidence of using power for personal gain, pornographic videos, and so on, all totaled a huge pile. Once public, it really was enough to doom the Wei family. However, Shang Ke gave him the right to decide as a member/offspring of the Wei family.

    很明显,尚可从始至终,都没想过动用这些材料。

It was obvious that Shang Ke had never thought of using those materials from beginning to end.

    “太好了!哈哈。”尉兴业如释重负,总算拔出了最后一根刺。沉浸在喜悦中的他,完全没有留意尉勋阴沉的表情。

“Very good, haha!” A weight was lifted off Wei XingYe’s mind. At last, the thorn pricking his mind had vanished. He was immersed in joy, completely unaware of Wei Xun’s gloomy expression.

    看着父亲志得意满的表情,尉勋心中一片戚然。

Seeing his father’s triumphant expression, Wei Xun’s heart was sliced with grief.

    尚可很清楚自己只要没有得到认可,便始终处在危险之中。自己父亲想要弄死一个无权无势的孤儿实在是易如反掌的事,之所以迟迟不下手,都是因为他手上这些材料,这些材料可以说是尚可保命的筹码。然而即便如此,他依然选择将关系性命的重要筹码交给了他,连同能让他名利双收的初号一起。

Shang Ke clearly knew that as long as he was not acknowledged, he was always in danger. His own father wanting to kill an orphan with no power or authority was an effortless matter. The reason why he was so slow at the task was because Shang Ke had those materials, which could be said to be a bargaining chip for life. However, even like this, he still chose to give him the important bargaining chip concerning his life, together with Chu Hao, which would bring him both fame and fortune.

    他的技术,他的荣誉,他的生命,他所有宝贵的一切,全都毫无保留地交给了他。

His technology, his honor, his life, everything valuable he owned, they were all handed to him unconditionally/without reservation.

    “尉勋。”初号突然开口问,“可可去哪里了?”

“Wei Xun.” Chu Hao unexpectedly opened his mouth and asked, “Where did Kejke go?”

    “他……死了。”为了换得他的生,放弃了自己存活的机会,然后默默无闻地死在冰雪之中。

“He… he died.” In order to bargain for his life, he gave up his own chance of survival, and afterwards, died in the middle of the ice and snow in obscurity.

    “死了?”初号在网上找到无数种有关“死”的定义,无论哪一种,最终都只有一个结论:它再也见不到可可了。

“Dead?” Chu Hao searched online and found countless types of definitions of death. Regardless of which type it was, ultimately, there was only one conclusion: it won’t be able to see Keke anymore.

    初号的声音消失了,手机屏幕也暗淡了。

Chu Hao’s voice disappeared, the screen of the phone also dimmed.

    尉勋竟然在一个人工智能身上,感觉到了真正的悲伤。除了他之外,只有一个人工智为可可的死亡而悲伤。至于戚辰,不知什么原因变成了植物人,被他父母带去国外疗养。尚可在这个世上,已经没有任何亲人了。

Wei Xun unexpectedly felt real sadness in the artificial intelligence. Besides him, there was only an artificial intelligence that grieved for Keke’s death. As for Qi Chen, for an unknown reason, he became a vegetable and was brought abroad by his parents for recuperation. Shang Ke already had no relatives left whatsoever on earth. 

    尉勋将手机收好,不顾尉兴业的阻拦,毅然离开了尉家大宅,从此再也没有踏入一步。

Wei Xun put away his cell phone. In spite of Wei XingYe calling for him to stop, he left the Wei family’s mansion without hesitation, and from then on, he never stepped foot there ever again.

    接下来的时间,尉勋开始着力整顿旗下的产业,从上至下,彻底梳理了一遍,将所有与尉家沾亲带故的人全部清理干净。科技园仍在建立中,实验室重新组建,同时将资金一点点外移。

In the following time, Wei Xun began to work hard to reorganize the subsidiary industries, from top to bottom, thoroughly sorting out all those who were on good terms with the Wei family and completely disposing of them. The science and technology site was still under construction, the laboratory was once more/again reorganized, and in the meantime, funds were moved/removed, little by little.

    初号的资料库中,留下了尚可研发的第二款以装潢为主的智能机器人。

There was a second intelligence robot in Chu Hao’s database. The model was developed by Shang Ke as a decorating robot.

    随着C级至S级的宠物机器人大量生产,装潢机器人也正式投入市场,再次引发巨大的震荡。尚可的名字,也随着机器人的畅销而享誉全球,成为机器人领域的杰出贡献者,被授予终身成就奖。

Following the mass production of robot pets ranging from C-level to S-level, decoration (decorating) robots were also officially on the market, once again triggering a huge shock. Shang Ke’s name, in the wake of the best selling robots, became renowned worldwide. He became an outstanding contributor in the field of robotics and was awarded a lifetime achievement award.

    他的死亡,也被记者如实报道。被困在雪下一个小时,将唯一的呼吸器交给同伴,靠吞食冰雪,硬生生让手指突破冰层,为同伴赢得奇迹般的救援机会。而被他所救的人,就是开启机器人时代的传奇人物——尉勋。

His death was also truthfully reported. After being trapped in the snow for an hour, he gave his only ventilator to his companion. By swallowing the ice and snow, he was able to force his fingers to break through the ice layer, gaining a miraculous rescue opportunity for his companion. The person he rescued was the legend who started the era of robots—Wei Xun.

    尉勋的传奇不至于此,他在八年间,先后检举了几十名直属尉家以及与尉家来往密切的官员,从低到高,无一幸免,直接造就了一场影响深远的清肃行动,他的父亲首当其冲,成为清肃行动第一批下马的官员。尉家万万没想到将他们推进深渊的,竟然是他们的血亲。盛怒的尉家果断与尉勋断绝关系,从此老死不相往来。

Wei Xun’s legend did not end there. In the span of eight years, he has reported dozens of those directly subordinate to the Wei family along with government officials close to them. From high to low, not one escaped, creating a far-reaching cleanup operation. His father bore the brunt of the action and became part of the first batch of officials removed during the purge. Wei Family never expected that it was their blood relatives who pushed them into the abyss. The furious Wei family decisively severed ties with Wei Xun, and henceforth, never had relations with each other again. 

    其后的数十年间,尉勋所遭遇的暗杀和各种名目的打压接连不断,好几次险象环生,他都挺过来了。

In the following decades, Wei Xun faced assassinations and every kind of method to suppress him, one after the other. He was surrounded by danger at all sides multiple times, but he always endured it. 

    直到他47岁时,他的健康和精神状况开始出现问题。工作时一切正常,但回家后,总是对着空气自言自语。他的贴身助理经常能听到他叫“可可”的名字,然后好像这个人真的存在一样,吩咐佣人准备双份餐具,购买两种尺寸的衣服,和初号模拟出来的某个人的声音进行对话诸如此类

It was not until he was 47 years old that his health and mental conditions started to have problems. All appeared normal when he was at work, but after he returned home, he was always talking to the air. His personal assistant could constantly hear him calling the name “Keke”, and then as if Keke really existed, he instructed him to prepare twice the amount of tableware, two sets of clothes, with Chu Hao imitating someone’s voice, carrying out dialogues and such.

    嗜睡,发烧,头痛,心悸,幻想,精神不振,记忆力衰退等等,各种症状频发。医生言之忧思过度,药石无医,只能叮嘱他放松心情。

Drowsiness, fever, headaches, heart palpitations, having illusions, lacking energy, memory loss, and so on, all kinds of symptoms frequently occurred. The doctor said that he had too many troubling thoughts. Medicine could not help; they can only urge him to relax his mind.

    随着清醒的时间越来越短,尉勋也意识到自己时日无多,趁着还有行为能力,他将公司股份移交给他选中的接班人,自己手上的资金,则全部捐给了慈善机构。

As his moments of clarity shortened, Wei Xun also realized that he was running out of time. He took advantage whenever he could to transfer the company stocks to his chosen successor and donate personal funds to charity. 

    去世时,他家财散尽,孑然一身,只留下了智能越来越高的初号。

At the time of his death, his finances were dispersed. He was all alone in the world, leaving only behind the increasingly intelligent Chu Hao.

   【一级管理员尚可死亡。】

【The first level administrator Shang Ke died.】

    【二级管理员尉勋死亡。】

【The second level administrator Wei Xun died.】

    【最终权限归于初号。】

【The final authority belongs to Chu Hao.】

    【循环计算中……初号找不到存在的意义,进入自毁模式。5、4、3、2、1……】

【Calculation in progress… Chu Hao is unable to find the meaning of his existence, entering self destruction mode. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…】

    在倒计时结束的瞬间,全球同时陷入黑暗,所有科技产品全部失灵,直到1分钟之后才恢复正常,这1分钟被人们称为“撒旦降临的60秒”。

In the blink of an eye, the countdown ended and the whole world simultaneously sank into darkness. All scientific and technological products completely failed. It was not until a minute later that all returned to normal. This moment was what the public called “The 60 seconds in which the Devil descended..”

    但他们并不知道,事实并非撒旦降临,而是天使弃世。一个足以改变世界的人工智能,就此消亡……

    But they didn’t know that it wasn’t the Devil that had descended, rather, it was an Angel that died. An artificial intelligence capable of changing the world thus withers away…  


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9 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 274: This Life—The Beginning (XV)

  1. Em says:

    =o 275 is a deleted chapter?

    • SnowTime says:

      How did you even find this lol

  2. Miranda You says:

    :0 sin tofu todavia

  3. A. N. Onymus says:

    Thank you translator for completing this!! Appreciate all your hard work and you did an awesome job!
    Oh and if anyone has a list of recommendations for things like this please gimme, i really need something to read now that this is done

  4. orange says:

    i feel more sad about chu tao’s self-destruction than ml/mc’s deaths ;w;

    • SnowTime says:

      lmao Same.

  5. Killgore says:

    This book is over!? No.. Well actually I am not that sad.. Kidna hated the ML. I feel more sad bout Chu Hao and maybe the way Shang Ke died? That was sad…
    Thank you for translating this whole book! So much hardwork so thank you!

  6. MeganError says:

    i will not acknowledge existenci of this arc

  7. ahriagaesushi says:

    What the hell? There’s something wrong with this arc.
    I’ve never felt this before… whenever a novel it’s nearing the end I always have that feeling of warmth and loneliness. In this arc there’s only irritation and anger… it really disappoints me even further. It fell too low in every aspect. There was once I thought it’s ooc but it’s in the ——

    *a moment of silence*

    I genuinely love the novel from the beginning, up to the middle part… then this (╯︵╰,)
    I want to discard this arc from my memory wuwuwuwu. The author just threw the last piece of bomb they had (is it?). This arc is really hard to take and acknowledge (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ)

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