Chapter 126: Peace
Half a year passed in the blink of an eye, and Su Hao was over eleven years old.
Focused on the study of genes, Su Hao made a new breakthrough.
The breakthrough was not about Cas9 but the research of gene fragments.
Through extensive comparisons, Su Hao extracted many extraordinary gene fragments.
From these gene fragments, he separately cataloged gene fragments with special functions into a document.
These special gene fragments include: start sequences, stop sequences, scale molecules, hair molecules, bone molecules, pattern molecules, enhancement molecules, muscle-binding molecules, fiber molecules, transcription molecules, fractal molecules, control molecules, signal molecules, etc. Su Hao collected nearly a hundred functional gene fragments in total.
As Su Hao’s future research deepens, he will accumulate more of these special fragments.
In simple terms, as long as he thoroughly studies these small fragments, Su Hao will be able to use genes at will to encode the form and function of organisms.
He can create whatever he wants.
These gene fragment documents are Su Hao’s most powerful toolbox, and with the runes, he might truly become nearly omnipotent.
“The only regret is that I’ve never been able to find a person with the 【Prophet】 sequence. It’s as if people with this sequence don’t exist at all. They’re hiding too well…”
Just as Su Hao walked out of the laboratory, he saw Taini and the Little Round Mouse, and immediately called out, “Yashan! Yashan?”
“Yes! I’m coming, Boss Wei. What can I do for you?” Yashan rushed out, still vigorously wiping his apron with his hands.
Su Hao looked at Yashan in a chef’s outfit and said with exasperation, “Why are you cooking again yourself? Wouldn’t it be better to hire a cook?”
Yashan smiled and said, “No way, a cook can’t make the dishes you like, Boss Wei. I learned to cook from your instructions, and the food I make is truly delicious. How can I let others waste good ingredients? Besides, I don’t allow outsiders to enter this base. Who knows if there are people with ill intentions?”
Su Hao shrugged and said, “It’s up to you! Now, go and cook. I’ll find you after you’re done.”
Before long, a table full of delicious dishes was served. Taini, who looked even more elegant and delicate, was sitting at the table. She stared at the food with wide eyes, waiting for Boss Wei to give the go-ahead to eat.
She didn’t know how many little round mouse had been replaced, all tied to a pillar on the side and with nowhere to escape.
Prepare the meal.
Su Hao said, “Yashan, your Taini is already seven or eight years old. Why don’t you think about teaching her something?”
Yashan asked in confusion, “Hasn’t she been practicing martial arts all this time?”
Su Hao said, “I mean reading and writing! We can’t have her grow up illiterate, can we?”
“???” Yashan and Taini were puzzled.
What on earth is reading and writing?
Yashan might recognize some commonly used characters, but he had no interest in it and subconsciously felt it wasn’t useful for him.
Did you really need to learn it specifically? Isn’t it something you naturally understand?
In a few more years, Taini would probably recognize enough characters to get by.
You didn’t need to study it specifically, right? Only people in big cities do that!
Su Hao suddenly sighed deeply at the state of this world.
Su Hao didn’t waste words with Yashan and said directly, “Yashan, listen to me. Tomorrow, go and hire someone from the city who knows the most about reading and have them be Taini’s teacher. She should study for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon. Learn to read as quickly as possible, and then find a way to buy some books for Taini to study.”
Yashan instinctively said, “Okay, Boss Wei!”
And Taini continued to gnaw on her chicken leg, completely unaware of the impending ordeal.
After eating, Su Hao walked through the streets and alleys of the Temple Forest City.
“Hello, Boss Wei!”
“Good afternoon, Boss Wei!”
“Boss Wei looks much better now!”
Su Hao smiled faintly and didn’t respond, walking slowly.
In the years since his reincarnation, he had always been busy with his own improvement and research, often overlooking many details. Now he suddenly realized that Temple Forest City didn’t even have a private school; learning to read was entirely reliant on elders passing it down. How much one could learn depended on talent and fate.
A civilization like this had no future.
Genetic evolution was undoubtedly incredibly powerful, but once the quest for understanding behind evolution was lost, no matter how strong it became, it was just a powerful and brutal creature.
The vast majority of ordinary people in this world simply lived on instinct, instinctively pursuing their happiness, which was fine, and Su Hao didn’t want to change that.
But a small minority of people who pursued evolution only knew how to fight, consume flesh, evolve, and then fight again…
They never considered the logic behind evolution. The ultimate result was bound to be collapse and death.
If an individual lacked control over their own power on the path of evolution, it would be a disaster for those around them.
The path of evolution for individuals went from Human to Beast to Demon to King. Su Hao didn’t know the last two levels.
However, from the names alone, once you reached the third level, Demon, a person’s consciousness would begin to be influenced, and at the fourth level, King, if one couldn’t control their power, their consciousness would gradually be consumed by madness until others had to kill them.
Why was Yashan recently obsessed with cooking?
Su Hao knew that it was because Yashan had found a method to suppress his own chaotic emotions.
In Su Hao’s view, the more knowledge a person had and the broader their horizons, the more they had a chance to control their thoughts, understand the logic behind their emotions, and remain calm in the face of adversity.
At that time, even if one evolved into a fourth-level “Demon,” they could still control their thoughts and their power.
So, if Taini truly wanted to become a “Mutant” in the future, she needed to start by learning knowledge and reasoning.
Of course, she could also serve as an observation subject for Su Hao.
Just as Su Hao was about to continue his thoughts, his radar detected a group of people approaching from outside the city.
This group of four individuals didn’t seem noteworthy on the surface because there had been an increasing number of people coming from other places in recent times, including some powerful Mutants. As long as these Mutants obeyed the rules of the city, no one would bother them.
What caught Su Hao’s attention about this group was that they had been previously recorded in his radar system.
In other words, these four individuals could be considered acquaintances.
Moreover, one of them was someone Su Hao had specifically marked.
These four people were led by a tall, thin man, and the other three followed behind him.
The one with the highest vitality was the leader, a fourth-level Mutant named “An” with the ability of “Speed.” Following him was a third-level Mutant named “Fred” with the ability of “Thorned Beast.” The third person was a third-level Mutant from the “Toxic” sequence named “Alai,” with the ability of “Corrosion Beast,” and a third-level Mutant from the “Nightwalker” sequence named “Yi,” with the ability of “Hiding Beast.”
The four of them had already spotted the outline of the Temple Forest City.
Fred murmured, “It’s been four years! We’re back!”
Alai and Yi smiled, showing that they were quite happy.
Fred suggested, “Boss, how about we kill all the major factions in Temple Forest City and stay here for a few years? It would be a good opportunity to improve our abilities.”
An, who was walking at the front, took a deep breath and said, “That’s also an option. However, we originally didn’t plan to stay here for too long this time. If you want to stay for a while, that’s fine too. But our main objectives are twofold: one is to kill or obtain the flesh and blood of the “Bone Demon” to help Fred advance; the other is to find Charlie. We haven’t received any news in these past few years, and we don’t know how she’s doing. It would be best if we could recruit two more third-level Mutants from other sequences.”
As An walked, he thought for a moment and added, “Although we are not weak at the moment, it’s best to remain cautious and inconspicuous at the beginning. Let’s enter the city and gather information first, and then make a plan. The three of you must not cause any trouble. If there are no unexpected circumstances, we can take action later.”
“Understood, Boss An!”
(End of this chapter)