Eta Star, covered by 70% of primitive forests, was not suitable for travel at night. Moschery put away the small aircraft and handed his flare to Qin Yun, who spread the map on his knees.
“Take this direction… we can arrive before 5 o’clock tomorrow.” Qin Yun put on his hood, “But we have to speed up.” He waited for a long time but did not hear Moschery’s answer. He looked up in confusion and was suddenly gagged.
Moschery tilted his neck slightly, with the tip of his nose touching Qin Yun’s cheek. He stretched out his tongue, brushed the corner of Qin Yun’s lips, and ordered in a low voice, “Open your mouth.”
Qin Yun: “…It’s not like we just consumed mental energy.”
“…” Moschery no longer had the energy to be angry with this idiot. He pressed the back of Qin Yun’s head hard and roughly pushed his teeth open.
When their lips parted, both of them were panting a little. Moschery patted his face gently, “Let’s go.”
“…Oh.” Qin Yun agreed quietly. When he stood up, he realised that Moschery had shouldered everything, leaving him with empty hands and a light feeling.
Moschery: “Watch your steps and try to keep up with my speed.” He tied a rope around Qin Yun’s and his own waist, “Don’t force yourself where you can’t get through.”
“Okay.” Qin Yun became a little nervous. He moved his hands and feet and turned around to see Moschery extending his fist towards him.
Qin Yun hesitated for a moment, then carefully clenched his fist and touched it with him.
Moschery smiled, “Let’s go, comrade.”
What Qin Yun said about speeding up was obviously very different from what Moschery thought… At first, he could keep up with the Emperor, but halfway through, he was basically being pulled by the rope between the two. In the end, Moschery couldn’t stand to look at it anymore and directly pick him up.
“I’m really sorry…” Qin Yun said awkwardly, “I really did endurance training before coming here…”
Moschery said contemptuously, “You trained into the dog’s belly1training in vain?”
Qin Yun: “…”
Moschery held him and easily jumped up the tall tree. The two of them hid behind the lush branches and leaves. After waiting for a while, they finally saw several dark shadows slowly crawling underneath.
“…What is that?” Qin Yun asked softly in shock.
Moschery didn’t answer immediately. He squinted and looked at the slowly moving black figures.
It was human-like in stature, nearly 2 meters tall. It could not stand due to its twisted hind limbs and could only crawl. One of them suddenly raised its head, and Qin Yun could clearly see a human face covered in filth.
“Hybrid defect.” Moschery said coldly. He saw the deformed wings on the black shadow’s back.
Qin Yun remained silent. He grabbed Moschery’s sleeve with so much force that even his fingernails turned pale.
Moschery sighed, stretched out his hand, and covered Qin Yun’s eyes with his palms.
“Don’t look.” The Emperor’s tone was calm and cold, “You can’t save everyone.”
Moschery wasn’t about to waste his energy before entering the fortress on Eta Star. He waited until the hybrid was completely gone before he came down from the tree with Qin Yun in his arms.
“We are about to enter the Avianman’s guard circle.” Moschery drew out his long sword and ordered Zhongyan to fly to a high place, “We will try not to alert the large army and only kill the lone ones… Are you listening?”
Qin Yun was looking at the map intently. When Moschery asked him, he realised, “Ah, yes!”
Moschery frowned, “What are you thinking about.”
Qin Yun scratched his hair in annoyance and pointed to a place in the fortress on the map, “This is marked as a laboratory, which should be the place where… hybrids are cultivated.”
Moschery looked at him calmly. Qin Yun mustered up the courage and said slowly, “I want to go there. Maybe I can do something.”
“You’ll have to go alone.” Moschery suddenly said, his finger crossing the centre of the map, “I have to get the genes of the god-level guide.”
“I know.” Qin Yun nodded, “We will operate separately, and I will protect myself.” He pretended to be relaxed and patted his backpack, “I brought a stimulant…it is still useful at critical moments.”
Moschery rarely objected. He stared firmly at Qin Yun’s face and suddenly stretched out his hand to hook his guide’s neck.
The two of them pressed their foreheads hard against each other.
“Don’t fight when you are in danger.” Moschery took off his eyepatch, revealing his golden-red dragon eyes, “Wait for me to come and get you.”
Qin Yun smiled, “Okay.”
The surroundings of the laboratory were mainly controlled by the sentinel. After all, Eta Star was affiliated with Olympus, and the status of the avian folk was, at best, a tool to be exploited.
Qin Yun was hiding in the dark. His guiding tendrils split into webs and tried to cover every corner of the experimental building. There were more sentinels than he thought, and it was not easy to get in.
At 5 and 6 o’clock, the Eta Star was filled with thick morning mist. Qin Yun was calculating the number of sentinels who needed to be hypnotised. When he glanced at it, he saw a sentinel coming from a distance carrying a tray…
“Name, age, height, weight?” Qin Yun asked while changing clothes. He glanced at the things in the tray and found that they were all liquid food.
The sentinel stood naked, opening and closing his mouth and answered mechanically, “Number 13. 17 years old. 176 centimetres tall. 65 kilograms.”
Qin Yun clicked his tongue, “It’s over…I’m 4 centimetres taller than you.” He looked down at the missing trouser leg and had no choice but to put his military boots back on, “I hope they won’t notice… “
The hypnotised sentinel didn’t respond at all. Qin Yun was afraid that he would be frozen, so he covered him with his coat, pinned his name tag on, and picked up the tray.
“How many times are you on duty today?” Qin Yun confirmed again, “Is it the same every day?”
Sentinel: “The first time, it’s different.”
Qin Yun thought for a while and figured it out. He checked his attire one last time before walking towards the laboratory building with the dinner tray in hand.
Unlike the laboratory building, the fortress’s gene bank was a bit ridiculously large. When Moschery sneaked in, he discovered that the huge semicircular fortress on the land surface only accounted for less than one-third of the total area.
In order to facilitate storage, the temperature of the gene bank was extremely low. When Zhongyan flew in, he wanted to considerately spray a fireball on his master, but was stopped by the Emperor’s murderous eyes…
The giant dragon shrank its wings in grievance and could only play with burning its own tail…
In the gene bank, most were ordinary human scientists, moving tightly wrapped in the middle of rows of tall shelves. Moschery had to wait for someone to pass by, then quickly moved around to the front of the shelf and swiftly scanned the labels on the gene canisters.
He scanned nearly ten rows but still found nothing.
Moschery’s expression became more and more gloomy. Because of his unstable mood, Zhongyan became irritable. He could feel his dragon’s eyes changing, and the irritated nerves ached…
As the youngest and most promising genetics professor on Eta Star, Chris has always been obsessed with academic research. Still, yesterday, he accidentally peeked into the so-called ‘species evolution’ in the laboratory building, and his whole outlook was affected. The shock caused him to stay up all night and come to the gene bank before dawn.
And when he was being held in a corner by his throat, poor Chris thought that his sneaking had been exposed and he was going to be silenced…
“Where is the god-level gene?” Moschery’s golden pupils were narrowed. He tore off the opponent’s anti-freeze shield. Chris instantly felt as if he had frostbite on his face…
“What, what god-level genes?” He stammered, shaking, and his words were incoherent: “I, I know you caught me sneaking yesterday… But, I still want to say that that’s wrong… too… too cruel……”
The expression on Chris’ face was unyielding, “K-kill… Just kill me! I, I won’t, work for you anymore!”
Moschery looked at the work card that Chris threw on the ground coldly and did not pick it up immediately. He relaxed the shackles in his hands a little.
“You can quit if you want.” Moschery took advantage of the situation and said, “First, tell me where the god-level genes are.”
Chris was really stupid and naive and was fooled, “They say there are no god-level genes anymore… Are you a senior executive? Don’t you know that a while ago, Olympus revoked the god-level gene transfer mission and sent over a batch of clones instead?” He pointed to the work card on the ground, “If you don’t believe it, you can use my card to swipe all the gene categories here. My card has the highest authority.”
In order to prove that he was not lying, Chris actively swiped his work card Nth times to show Moschery. After it was completely confirmed that there was no god-level gene, His Majesty’s face was as ugly as it could be.
“I’m not going to do it anyway…it’s too cruel, too inhumane, and simply has no human rights.” Chris muttered, “I’ll give you the card… What’s wrong with you?!”
Moschery looked pale and clutched his chest. Chris was so frightened that he quickly went to help him, “If you can’t find it, you can’t find it. Is there any need to have a heart attack? Have you brought any medicine?!”
“No…” Moschery moved his lips with difficulty, “Qin Yun…”
“Qinyun?” Chris asked with a question mark on his face, “What kind of medicine is this? Why haven’t I heard of it?”
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