Chapter 27: Who am I? Where am I? Why am I here?
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
YingLing Cemetery was very quiet. Trees were green all year round, spring was green, summer was green, autumn was dark green, winter was yellow green. On a snowy day like this, it was covered with silver, and the green was wrapped in the cold silver.
Few people came to YingLing Cemetery, but this was the palace’s imperial cemetery. Countless people who had made outstanding contributions to the Empire and mankind set up monuments here. Many people chose to scatter their ashes in space.
Klein was one of them.
He was born from biology, unmarried all his life, kept single, transferred from biology to mecha, and participated in cosmo archaeology. He was a very learned man. Star people mentioned that he was very proud. At the end of the day, they often added a comment: Unfortunately, he died too early.
The life span of interstellar men was 300-500 years, most of them could live to be 400 years old. Klein’s body suddenly started collapsing in his early years, and the man’s body collapsed. After the birth of Zhu Que, a masterpiece of the world, he died.
Klein’s achievements spanned from biology to machinery, from the improvement of inhibitors to pheromone camouflage, and even included some items that had not been announced to the outside world — the modification of the second sex sign, and the stripping of the impact of the second sex sign (ABO attribute) on people.
It was a pity that he didn’t succeed until he died.
A middle-aged man in a black windbreaker stood in front of the tombstone, holding a bunch of blue flowers in his arms, with a light expression. Standing for a long time, the snow fell on his sideburns and brows, which made him feel cold. He opened his mouth, his voice and the environment integrated, “Teacher, I’ve come to see you again.”
The picture on the tombstone was young and beautiful, with an indisputable androgynous charm. It was rare for him to show his face and for it to be captured. This picture also framed him.
He sat cross legged on the ground, with the stars in front of him. Like when Klein first adopted him a long time ago, in order to enlighten him, he would hook him to say a lot of things and let him gradually get used to talking.
When he was very young, he would feel bored, but later he got used to it. Now the man couldn’t open his mouth, so he took the initiative to talk about the recent situation and say it with fun.
He was silent and apologized to the man who fell into eternal sleep. “I’m sorry, I stole your cells to incubate the embryo.”
Maybe it was because he had been desecrating life itself, only one showed signs of life, but there was no independent consciousness, growing up ignorant and unconscious, but there was no sign of excitement in the brain.
A long silence, only the wind roared.
When the sound came, it didn’t affect Haimer. He got up slowly, but he was frozen in this environment, which made his movement slightly slow. He looked at the two people walking behind him. The first one attracted his attention. He said slowly, “Your Highness, what a coincidence.”
After saying hello, he looked at the man behind the prince and was stunned. He walked two steps forward, didn’t notice the steps, and staggered a few steps before slowing down.
Huo Nai’s face moved a little, and at that moment he lost his temper.
“You!” Huo Nai said coldly, “Is there anything you want to say?”
Haimer’s gaffe lasted only a moment. He quickly cleaned up his emotions and smiled at Xie Yan. He was very gentle, “You are not him.”
It was not what he wanted to hear, but strangely, Xie Yan’s mood calmed down.
“Let’s find a coffee shop.” Haimer never lost his demeanor.
The three moved and chatted in a soundproof room of the cafe.
“I didn’t expect you to wake up and find Your highness. ” Haimer didn’t hide it. “It’s amazing that you were able to wake up.”
“You’re not surprised at all.” Xie Yan thought his reaction was strange.
Haimer looked at Xie Yan, and looked through him at another person, like a burning fire. His voice was close to murmuring, “I have waited too long, and all my feelings have been exhausted.”
Under the narration of Haimer, Xie Yan gradually pieced together the truth.
Haimer was a child adopted by Klein. Klein was an omega, but he could not identify with his identity, because at that time, the society was not as open as it was now, and there were few means available. Because of the situation that the unexpected pheromone would affect the social security, many Omegas were limited by travel. There were few schools open to Omega in the society, and the corresponding construction was insufficient. At that time, Omegas were more of a canary raised by the upper class to retain and pass on the so-called ‘excellent genes,’ and the gene argument was rampant among the stars.
Klein grew up in an orphanage without a father or a mother. It was a shabby planet, and facilities and education could not keep up. But he was gifted and self-taught. He chose to make the pheromone disguise after he found that he was differentiated into the Omega spectrum. After passing the Imperial Military Academy’s examination, he went to the best school in the Galactic Empire. At first, he focused on biological science, then he went to the mecha department, and became a popular person in the whole campus.
Pheromone camouflage was not a long-term solution, Klein had been looking for ways to eliminate the influence of pheromones. He tried a lot of medicine on his body, which was also the reason why his body started to destruct in the middle of his life.
In the golden age, he launched an improved version of the inhibitor, the pheromone camouflage method, and made many things that could help people by using the things from cosmo archaeology. Later, he began to make ‘dimensional metals,’ which laid the foundation for the emergence of Zhu Que.
At the age of 150, Klein encountered a star pirate when he was doing cosmological archaeology. The old nest of the star thief was found and a little boy was found.
“That’s me.” When Haimer said this, he looked like he was reminiscing.
Haimer’s feelings for Klein were very complex. For him, Klein was also a teacher and a father. His feelings were very complex. He had been with Klein for the longest time, and naturally discovered some secrets he hid. Klein gave all he knew and could to Haimer.
“When he fell into a coma, I stole cells from him, cultured them in reverse, and created embryos.” Haimer’s head was deeply lowered, “But the results were all failures. I have destroyed those failed products, and you, you are one of the defective products.” Haimer took a deep look at him. “You are not him. No one is like him.”
Huo Nai curled one finger around Xie Yan’s finger, and then their ten fingers interlaced. He looked at Haimer with a slightly pale expression and was not happy. “If you can’t speak, speak less.”
Xie Yan was the same, but hid previous worry was a little less. “What do you mean by defective products? What is the defect of this body?”
Haimer shook his head. “You were created from his cultured cells, but some of the copied cells and genes were eliminated. Later, as you grew, there was no sign of your consciousness waking up. Ironically, you were alive, and not alive. Life is strange.”
It turned out that the story of this body had such a deep background.
“No… I didn’t wake up, I just happened to be here.” Xie Yan thought that the time node of his awakening just collided with the node of another event, and asked Huo Nai, “I remember in the news that half a year ago, there was an energy explosion close to the supernova explosion, not far away from Murdo, do you remember the exact time?”
Huo Nai immediately thought of the war using annihilation weapons against the ring carrier. He reported the time.
“That’s when I woke up,” Xie Yan said immediately. He woke up that day and asked Walley some information, including this fact, which he remembered very clearly.
Haimer was wilting like a flower before. At this moment, when he heard that, he seemed to be interested in the signal, and asked Xie Yan about it.
Xie Yan thought of the information and told him what he could. From being hit by a ball of lightning, to waking up in a nutrition cabin where the energy was about to run out, it was a coincidence.
Haimer was a little excited, “It was the explosion that made time and space unstable and pulled you here. If it happened once, it can happen again!” He wanted to go back to the past, back when Klein was a kid.
Back to the beginning.
Xie Yan had to beat him, “Dean Haimer, according to the second law of thermodynamics, the universe’s entropy is always increasing, everything tends to be unstable, you can’t go back to the past, you can only go to the future.”
“I’m sorry, I forgot,” he said with a look of embarrassment. He was wilting again.
Huo Nai smiled at this time. It was a kind of snickering smile. Under the tablecloth, he pinched Xie Yan’s little finger.
Xie Yan put his little finger on his hand and kept him from moving. He looked back at him and heard Huo Nai say, “It was a pleasure to meet you, whether it was accident or destiny. It sounds unfair to you, but I’m glad I met you then.” He looked at Xie Yan nervously. “Are you glad?”
His words stunned Xie Yan. Many feelings were mixed in his heart, like the core of a star, which was constantly fusing. One of his eyes sees the past, the other sees the future. Just thinking for a moment, he put his head down.
Huo Nai peeked at him and found his mouth was smiling.
Xie Yan’s molten heart slowly cooled down and said, “I think it’s good to be alive.”
Huo Nai: “???”
“We have a saying that we can meet everything after a long life.” Xie Yan kissed the corner of Huo Nai’s mouth, “I think my luck is very good.”
Life was hard to predict.
Don’t look back, just move on.
The author has something to say:
Finally wrote down the reasons for crossing.
The reason why the master of the body has no memory, through the reason, satisfies my thought of this pseudo-sci-fi dog blood. _ (: з ゝ ∠) _