Chapter 161: Yashan’s First Time
Over the past three years, Su Hao had constantly contemplated a question: should he conduct human experiments? His final conclusion was that he must. Without taking that step, his genetic research would forever remain theoretical, unable to be put into practical use.
He felt like he was slowly turning into an evil overlord. Su Hao thought to himself and couldn’t help but smile wryly, “Well, it doesn’t matter if I become a big bad guy.”
Su Hao’s experimental principle was not about judging good or evil; it was a life for a life. In any world, there’s no love or hatred without a reason, and everything has a price. Those who fail to understand this just haven’t grasped the underlying logic of things.
As Su Hao stepped out of the laboratory, he immediately ran into Yashan. Yashan’s face was full of excitement as he said, “Boss Wei, the ‘Temple Forest Association’ will officially move into the ‘Ninth Upper Floor’ building today. You’re free; why don’t you join us?”
Over these three years, Temple Forest City had seen rapid development. More and more people moved there, and the city expanded in size. Su Hao casually introduced two new technologies to Yashan to help convert Temple Forest City into a manufacturing city, sustaining the growing population of the city.
At the same time, the “Temple Forest Association” had gradually expanded, and by now, it had almost reached a thousand members, covering talents from various fields. Under the guidance of the “Temple Forest Association,” the city was thriving.
Notably, Yashan’s daughter, Taini, had become the number one secretary of the “Temple Forest Association.” She was responsible for handling daily affairs and had become a prominent figure within the “Temple Forest Association.”
Su Hao shook his head and said, “Yashan, I’m not interested in all of this. You can go, remember, you’re the real boss of Temple Forest City.”
Yashan nodded regretfully.
Over these three years, Boss Wei had become more and more reclusive. He spent most of his time in the laboratory with the little round rats, rarely speaking to anyone. After hastily eating his meals each day, he would immediately return to the laboratory.
And now, Yashan couldn’t help but notice that Boss Wei wasn’t getting any younger, and there wasn’t any sign of youthful love or attraction to any of the beautiful girls in the city. This, to Yashan, signified a deep sense of loneliness for Boss Wei.
All of this weighed heavily on Yashan’s mind. Furthermore, since he had set up the organizational framework for the “Temple Forest Association” two years ago, Boss Wei rarely inquired about the association’s affairs.
This made Yashan quite anxious: could he manage the “Temple Forest Association” well by himself?
In the end, Yashan realized that the “Temple Forest Association” didn’t require his extensive management; it simply needed to operate according to the framework and rules established by Boss Wei. His role was two-fold: providing the spiritual support for the association and serving as its supervising executor, solely focused on purging any disruptive elements and enforcing the rules.
That was enough. Su Hao slowly explained, “Yashan, the ‘Temple Forest Association’ is now on the right track, and I don’t need to worry much about it. Your task is to ensure you possess the strongest power within the ‘Temple Forest Association.’ If you get a chance, try to gather information about a level-6 [Earth Lord] from the [Shell People] sequence. Currently, you’re only a [Steel Armored King]’ which isn’t enough.”
Yashan nodded, “I understand, Boss Wei. I’ve been searching for a while, but unfortunately, I haven’t found any reliable information. I anticipate that there’s no ‘Earth Lord’ within the scope of Linyuan City, so I might need to explore other major city regions.”
Su Hao nodded and said, “There’s no rush! Also, I might have to leave Temple Forest City for some time. Before I go, I’ll inscribe more ‘Level-2 Runes’ for you.”
Yashan widened his eyes and asked in surprise, “Boss Wei, are you leaving Temple Forest City?”
Su Hao said, “Just for a while! I’ll be back within two years.”
“Two years…” In the instant when Boss Wei said it, Yashan was overwhelmed by a deep sense of loss, quickly followed by a profound fear. He was anxious about his own lack of self-confidence and the uncertainties of the future.
In the past, as long as Su Hao was still in the city, Yashan didn’t have any worries about any matter. It felt like any significant issue, as long as it reached Boss Wei, would be effortlessly resolved. However, now that Boss Wei suddenly mentioned that he was leaving for two years…
Yashan admitted to himself that he was panicking.
Su Hao clearly sensed that Yashan was in an odd mood and couldn’t help but chuckle, “What’s got you so worried?”
Yashan forced a smile and said, “Boss Wei, I don’t know why, but I suddenly feel quite uncertain.”
Su Hao pondered for a moment and asked, “How well have you mastered ‘Steel Armor Control’?”
“Boss Wei, please take a look!” Yashan casually created a steel armor cleaver and began changing it into various forms.
Su Hao nodded in satisfaction and said, “That’s good. Looks like you’ve put in a lot of effort. I’ll teach you how to fly first. With flight, a large gun, and a bunch of runes, there’s nothing to worry about. When you encounter enemies, if you can defeat them, go ahead; if not, escape!”
Yashan became extremely excited, nodding enthusiastically and struggling to find words.
The next day, Su Hao took Yashan outside the city. He attempted to explain the principles of flying to Yashan, but after ten minutes, Su Hao gave up on the explanations. They simply couldn’t communicate.
So, Su Hao entered the floating pinball space and, based on Yashan’s body type, designed a set of flight steel armor. Then, he directed Yashan to transform into a “Steel Armored King” and began constructing wings.
After transforming into a “Steel Armored King” himself, Su Hao continued to generate steel, taking on Yashan’s appearance and creating suitable wings. He then said, “Yashan, create two wings that look like mine now.”
Yashan reacted in confusion.
Su Hao: “What are you generating? These look more like cleaver blades than wings!”
“Never mind; they’re cleavers now! Just make these two cleavers longer…oh my God, they shouldn’t be thickened; just extend them!”
“Are you kidding me…”
“Yashan, are you a fool?”
“And there’s the controller…ugh!”
Teaching was an extremely painful process. Even after an hour, Yashan’s wings barely resembled functional flight appendages.
Su Hao had lost his initial patience and simply grabbed Yashan, lifting him up into the sky. Originally, he had intended to teach Yashan how to take off and land gradually. But now, he had changed his mind. He decided to hoist him into the air and throw him multiple times, hoping that he would get the hang of flying through trial and error.
Su Hao believed this teaching method would be most suitable for Yashan.
Su Hao held onto Yashan’s wings and flew higher and higher until they reached an altitude of four thousand meters. Yashan had never seen such a view from such heights before.
His legs began to tremble.
Yashan, with quivering teeth, said, “Boss Wei, isn’t this a bit too high? It’s my first time! Maybe we should lower it a bit?”
Su Hao smiled and replied, “No need. The higher, the better. No matter how you fall, you’ll have enough time to adjust.”
Su Hao held onto Yashan’s wings, maintaining a horizontal flight and began explaining the basics of flying, “Yashan, as long as you maintain this posture, you can fly horizontally. If you want to accelerate, activate the burst runes under the wings or under your feet while adjusting the control stick downwards…”
After a while, when Yashan had calmed down, Su Hao said, “Alright, I’m going to let go now. Try to control it on your own.”
Before Yashan could respond, Su Hao abruptly released his hands and quickly flew to the side, creating enough space for Yashan.
Yashan was momentarily stunned.
“We’re falling! Help, Boss Wei!”
Initially, Yashan could barely maintain his balance, but soon, due to panic and confusion, his flight became unstable, and he began plummeting from high altitude.
Su Hao thought, “Never mind him, let him get scared enough, and next time he’ll be able to stay calm!”
(End of this chapter)