This chapter is translated by Rin, edited by Cia, and proofread by Kris Xian.
Out of convenience, Lu Yan directly took the exam for the A1 license1A1 is the highest type of license for driving large vehicles such as buses and passenger trains. from the beginning.
The entirety of the students at the driving school was only going to take up the C12Meanwhile, C1 is for driving compact cars. licence. He was the only one who paid the most, and yet also the one who drove the oldest car.
The instructor was puzzled by this, especially after knowing that Lu Yan’s profession was a doctor.
After all, with an A1 license, he could also drive coaches. Where would he use it after Lu Yan passed the test?
But now, Lu Yan was currently driving an RV on the mountain road, impressed with his own foresight.
If he didn’t take the A1 license, for safety reasons, Lu Yan wouldn’t have been able to drive the RV. He could only rely on his two legs to walk out of the mountains.
Walking down the mountain road would surely be tiring.
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First of all, one must have a clean family history and no unforgivable criminal record. Secondly, one’s abilities must be useful—and by useful, it means they should have the ability to fight the Pollutants.
Confronting Pollutants was more dangerous than one might think, the death rate in the SpecOps Division was always high. If people who had no fighting ability were to replace them, they would just be sending them to their deaths.
There were 60, 000 registered Enlighteneds in the forum. Excluding those who were abroad and those with useless abilities, as of now, the members of the SpecOps Division didn’t even reach five hundred.
Moreover, behind each member, there were still many people that were needed to serve them.
From the research staff of the Research Institute to the most insignificant janitors of the PDC.
An exclusive liaison like Su Fufeng would even be on call 24 hours a day.
Lu Yan said, “I want to find a person. If possible, please arrange for him to meet me as fast as possible. I have now turned on my location.”
“His name is Zhao Cheng.”
[X City resident, ID number ******]
As an outsider, it was obviously not very logical for him to know this much.
Nevertheless, Lu Yan thought about it and still reported Zhao Cheng’s ID number.
Time was short. Zhao Cheng was a very common name. He was afraid that it would be too late if they had to check the archives one by one. If worse comes to worst, he would just blame it on the Dragon Maiden.
“Okay, Mr. Lu.” Su Fufeng was a little confused, “Why are you looking for him?”
“My friend and I went to a low-level pollution area… ” Lu Yan briefly summarised what happened, “If you find him, tell him that we found his daughter and we want to take him to see her. “
There was no need to conceal this matter, after all, there were still three people kept as hostages in the village.
Su Fufeng’s expression immediately became serious, “You mean there are Pollutants with a pollution value of over 7, 000 in the Dragon Maiden Village?”
His other hand had already clicked on the Headquarters’ helpline.
“Okay, I will immediately ask the Headquarters to send someone to solve the pollution.”Lu Yan’s eyebrows frowned slightly. “She has been in the Dragon Maiden Village for a long time and hasn’t gone out for more than ten years. She has only stayed in the Dragon Maiden Lake and retaliated against the people who hurt her. If possible, I hope you won’t behave recklessly.”
“Mr. Lu, don’t look at Pollutants from a human’s point of view, they are just monsters who have mutated.” Su Fufeng’s tone was slightly hurried, “Being merciful to Pollutants means you’re being cruel to your own kind. Please don’t retain this kind of ignorant kindness.”
Lu Yan frowned slightly, “Low-level Pollutants may indeed be like that, but I have seen high-level Pollutants a few times. In my eyes, they are creatures that we can communicate with…”
Su Fufeng, who had received good training, intensified his stance on the matter, “Pollutants have a primitive desire for human flesh and blood, if they don’t eat, they will fall into a state of hunger. Humans are just food for them. No one can endure hunger for a long time, and neither can the Pollutants. They won’t even be able to starve to death, so they are more likely to be motivated by hunger and thus hunt. Do lions feel guilty about biting and killing antelopes?”
[He’s got a point. Pollutants do crave to feed. But who says that their food source cannot be of the same kind? Pollutants do often eat humans, but only because they taste good and are easier to hunt].
“Mr. Lu, in my eyes, you are very calm and have your own bottom line. But I don’t think this move of yours is mature—”
Speaking halfway through the sentence, he was interrupted.
A clamor could be heard through the phone and soon, the person at the other end was replaced by an unfamiliar male voice.
“Hello, Mr. Curious Listener. I’m Li Zhiming, deputy director of K City’s PDC.”
“I am sorry to have given you a bad experience. Su Fufeng’s father died at the hands of Pollutants. He was rescued by members of the SpecOps Division in the rubble— that’s why he feels extreme repulsion towards Pollutants.”
“Maybe he’s right.” Lu Yan sighed, “But this is the deal I made with her. My companions are still in her hands. I don’t want to make any move that could provoke her.”
“Please wait a few minutes. We’ll send our staff to contact Zhao Cheng first.”
Lu Yan waited for about ten minutes before he received a call from the PDC.
Director Li said, “Your proposal has been carefully considered by the headquarters. It was decided that an experienced member of the SpecOps Division would be dispatched to follow. If it is determined that the Pollutant is too dangerous, extraction measures will be taken. Is this solution acceptable?”
“Okay, please remain where you are and don’t move. Do not turn off the positioning system either,” Director Li said in a gentle voice, “We are already transferring small airliners and pilots to the location.”
Lu Yan looked around. Seeing the rugged mountain road, he felt that it wasn’t a place where a plane could be parked.
Because he didn’t know how long he would have to wait, Lu Yan took out his eye mask and earplugs to nap in the RV.
He hadn’t slept all day yesterday and was up driving till the early morning, so he was really sleepy now.
The System said, [Go to sleep, go to sleep, I’ll call you if something happens].
Lu Yan didn’t know how long he slept, it was already dawn when he was woken up by the sound of a plane propeller.
He took off his eye mask and walked outside the vehicle. A helicopter was hovering overhead.
The sun rose and ruddy rays of dawn appeared in the sky.
The helicopter’s hatch opened and Lu Yan saw a man. He was carrying another person in his arms as he leaped straight down from the air.
If normal people were to fall down from this height, they could be directly sent to the nearby funeral parlor.
The person was against the light, so Lu Yan could not see the man’s face clearly. He could only see the pair of dark black wings that spread out from his back in mid-air.
The morning sun shone on the scaly feathers of his wings. It was very beautiful.
Tang Xun’an landed firmly on the ground as he put away the enormous wings that spanned almost 4 meters wide.
Although there were some differences in the appearance of the other party in real life and in the dream, he was easy to recognize, especially the pair of gold-like radiant eyes he possessed.
To be honest, since Lu Yan looked at his own face in the mirror every day, he had become numb towards “good-looking” humans.
However, Tang Xun’an’s striking appearance still caught his eye.
Unlike in the dream, Tang Xun’an’s face was covered with a bark stopper, and half of his face was shrouded in a shade of metalwork.
“Hello,” Tang Xun’an took out his work ID, “SpecOps Division, Tang Xun’an.”
He looked a lot more proper and serious now than in the dream.
It was the first time Zhao Cheng experienced skydiving. Although Tang Xun’an’s movements were very stable, when he was carried down, his legs still shook uncontrollably.
A few moments later, after catching his breath, Zhao Cheng pulled out his crutches and tapped it at the ground, his heart racing. “Where’s my daughter?”
His gaze had already lost focus and he was just groping blankly.
Tang Xun’an explained in a low voice, “His daughter has been missing, Zhao Cheng cried his eyes out that they went blind a few years ago. We found him in a community nursing home.”
Lu Yan pursed his lips. “Uncle Zhao, I’ll take you to see her.”
Letting a human meet a Pollutant was actually a very risky act.
Therefore, Tang Xun’an specially brought Yellow Dust with him this time. He wasn’t very talkative. He talked to dogs more than people in recent years. Therefore, he was silent the whole way.
Although his heart was actually not very calm.
A few hours later, the group successfully returned to Dragon Maiden Village.
Zhao Cheng probably felt that they were taking too long so he couldn’t resist asking “how long is needed to get there” many times.
The surrounding air started to get more humid as the RV drove nearer to Dragon Maiden Lake.
By the lake, Zhou Qiming and the other two were sitting together playing “Fight the Landlord.” The game was in full swing.
Not only him, but the Dragon Maiden also kept her promise.
Almost as soon as the car stopped, Zhao Cheng fumbled impatiently to get out, calling out with his mouth, “YuanYuan! YuanYuan! Daddy’s here!”
In the lake, the Dragon Maiden emerged once again. She hadn’t thought that Zhao Cheng would actually come so quickly, a slight panic appeared on her expressionless face.
She reached out her hand toward Zhao Cheng, but she glimpsed at the incomparably sharp nails and scales on her hand.
The next moment, the Dragon Maiden made a move that even made Tang Xun’an feel shocked.
She bit off her nails and plucked off the scales piece by piece. Crimson blood flowed out of her arm and mixed with the lake water underneath.
All this happened in just a minute.
The Dragon Maiden struggled to crawl to the shore.
One could not see, and one could not speak.
However, as if they could sense each other, Zhao Cheng approached the Dragon Maiden accurately.
As soon as he touched the Dragon Maiden’s hand, he suddenly cried out, “YuanYuan, it’s Daddy!”
Zhao Cheng’s face turned red, and he couldn’t stop sobbing. He was afraid that everything happening now was just a dream, but the touch he felt was so real.
After 17 years, if Zhao Yuan hadn’t become a Pollutant, what awaited Zhao Cheng would have been nothing more than the separation of life and death.
The Dragon Maiden opened her mouth and tried to speak, but she could only let out a few hoarse chirps.
Lu Yan, who did not have much emotion, thought that this scene was quite beautiful.
—The picture of a blood-drenched monster, and an old man on the verge of death together. It was shockingly beautiful.
Lu Yan explained, “Uncle, she’s mute and she can’t speak.”
It was true that the Dragon Maiden could not speak. Her throat had been reconstructed differently from a human’s throat. There was no vocal tract and its only function was to swallow.
However, in the next second, a faint and hoarse female voice rang in Lu Yan’s ears.
As if learning to speak for the first time, the Dragon Maiden said with difficulty, “Dad… Dad, Dad…”
Translator’s Note:Kris Xian: Once I saved enough for an iPad, I want to draw that scene of father and daughter.
By the way, I commissioned a local artist to draw our Captain Tang Xun’an and Doctor Lu!
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Hey hey hey! They meet! Truly a heartbreaking scene of father and daughter reunion
So sad. I’m heartbroken for the father and daughter pair. 😭😭😭
But there was one point where I laughed because it was said Tangtang wasn’t as calm as he appeared. 😅
Thanks for the chapters!
I’m sobbing. It’s very heartbreaking 😭
Thank you for the chapters