I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 103
Hearing the familiar voice, Zhang Jue turned his attention, “Wow, isn’t this the great Dr. Yang who combines beauty and talent? A day without seeing you is like three years without seeing you. May I ask how you have been?”
The two had not seen each other along for a long time, and even though Zhang Jue said that word with a very serious look, Yang Xue still discerned that hint of roguishness in his tone.
She gave Zhang Jue a helpless look and continued what she had just said, “The SCP-016 here and the SCP-016 sample in the Foundation’s lab, although similar in structure, have many differences. To put it simply, they have mutated and are two different viruses from SCP-016, which we will temporarily call it SCP-016-A.”
So that’s how it is. Zhang Jue nodded. Yang Xue’s words sort of solved a doubt in his mind, but the whole thing still made quite a lot of sense to him.
“Two questions.” He said. “First, if I remember correctly. According to the Foundation’s containment procedures for SCP-016, the nuclear bomb should be detonated to prevent it from spreading when the virus could not be effectively suppressed. SCP-016-A is obviously more dangerous than SCP-016. Why didn’t we just do it before? It’s been like this for two weeks, don’t tell me the Foundation’s approval process has not been completed. We have many times in the world, and those pigs are discussing nonsense stuff.”
Zhang Jue looked at Tang Mao and pointed out another finger. “Secondly, since you have discovered the virus and managed to hold it to this point. What’s my job here? Listen to your little science project here?”
It wasn’t any wonder that Zhang Jue was so suspicious. Because, in his opinion, the entire incident smells suspicious. It seemed reasonable as far as the course of events Tang Mao had just described. But it was so full of discrepancies that it didn’t stand up to the fact, and Zhang Jue could casually pick out several places where the logic didn’t make sense.
However, he didn’t speak until this point. He focused only on himself because he could understand Tang Mao’s difficulties. He had hidden something from him, and there could only be one reason for doing so—the Foundation’s upper echelons, who didn’t want him to know those things.
Tang Mao was a little embarrassed, not knowing how to answer Zhang Jue’s question for a moment. Suddenly, another familiar voice rang out from afar.
“Advisor Zhang, please don’t make things difficult for my subordinates. The reason why this town was not completely destroyed and the reason why you were invited here is the same. I will explain it to you later.” Zhang Jue turned around, only to see a familiar face appear in front of him.
“Lei Shan? What brings you here?” He had just seen Lei Shan on the news the day before, and he should be in Europe on business at this time.
“Hello, Advisor Zhang. My name is Lei Shui, and Lei Shan is my brother. He asked me to relay this message to you.” Lei Shui smiled, and his deep eyes were exactly the same as Lei Shan’s.
The Foundation had commandeered a farm five kilometers from the town of Chlamydia as a temporary camp. The farm owner had fled anyway because of the plague in Chlamydia. There are only four of them inside a private room. Zhang Jue, Yang Xue, Lei Shui, and Tang Mao sat around a table.
“I’ve prepared this place for us to have a conversation. Please, Mr. Zhang Jue, have a seat.” Lei Shui said.
Zhang Jue waved his hand, “I’m tired of you guys talking about these useless polite words. If you don’t mind, can we switch the place?”
“Of course. Advisor Zhang had traveled far. If you can’t even meet such a small request, it’s a bit unjustifiable. Tang Mao, please make a report and apply to the headquarters.”
Lei Shui’s tone was natural, without the slightest hint of reluctance, as if he really wanted to apply for a conference room with better conditions for Zhang Jue.
Seeing Tang Mao stand up, Zhang Jue hurriedly stopped him, “No, no, no, no. It’s fine. This is enough.”
It was rare to see Zhang Jue get defeated, and Yang Xue smiled. Usually, he was the one who made trouble for others, but this time he was afraid he had met his match. Yang Xue glanced at Lei Shui. She had been here for almost a week and had met him several times, refreshing her mind each time they met.
Lei Shan and Lei Shui were twin brothers, almost identical in appearance. But the two gave her a completely different feeling. If we say that contact with Lei Shan, there is a sense of spring breeze. Then Lei Shui is like flowing water.
Outside the small town of Chlamydia, the number of people surrounding it was a lot. The Foundation, the GOC, the Mei military, and the state government. Each party has its own agenda, each with its own different purposes.
But Lei Shui was able to arrange them properly, firstly because his status was high enough to suppress them, and secondly because his mind was really powerful.
Several forces outside the town are working well without any disobedience as far as Yang Xue knows if someone made a mistake and they enter his office. They will be out of the office without any problem at all and continue their job.
Yang Xue thought, could he be brainwashing his worker? Of course, this can only be a joke. With the identity of Lei Shui, he must have something hidden in him that he doesn’t want others to see.
This old Lei family’s second boy is cheeky, more than his brother. Zhang Jue thought so, a little upset about it. But knowing the current situation, he did not bother to take it into account.
He picked up the glass of water on the table and took a sip, and said, “Older Lei, you just said that the reason for keeping this town and inviting me here is the same. What does that mean?”
Lei Shui smiled, “It’s actually very simple. Because we want to explore this town.”
“Yes, explore.” Lei Shui answered, “According to the Foundation’s investigation, there is something very important somewhere in the middle of the town. We don’t know its exact location yet, so we can’t take those extreme ways of killing those mutants with a wide range of strikes. We can only sneak in and after we obtain what we want. Everything will be very simple.”
“Ohhhh,” Zhang Jue pulled out long awe, “So you guys are just going to let me go as cannon fodder?”
“It’s not like you think.” Tang Mao waved his hand before Lei Shui could say anything, “Advisor Zhang, you have misunderstood something. After Dr. Yang developed the virus vaccine, two MTF teams had already entered Chlamydia, but they both failed to come out.”
Hearing Tang Mao say this, Zhang Jue was shocked. Two MTF teams went in and didn’t even come out, and you guys still wanted me to go? And you had the audacity to say that you’re not using me as cannon fodder?
He took the time to glance at Yang Xue, but this chick was also quite capable. Only a week after arriving here, the vaccine had been researched.
“The Birds of Prey team leader will personally carry the remaining team members for the third exploration mission. You are only responsible for them to carry out some necessary guidance work if you judge that there is danger. You can also step ahead and withdraw from the exploration team whenever you can. You can put your own safety in the first place.”
As the Foundation’s Special Advisor, Zhang Jue’s rank was not lower than Lei Shui. But with Lei Shui here, he has a similar role to a commander-in-chief. The authority given to him by the O5 Council must be very high.
He had pulled a small meeting and personally explained the mission to Zhang Jue, which was considered enough for the situation. Unless Zhang Jue wanted to face off with the Foundation, he would have to go on this exploration mission even if he didn’t want to.
Thinking this through, Zhang Jue nodded his head. “I have one last question.” He said, “Why did I have to go in? Did the two previous expeditions encounter anything in particular?”
“Advisor Zhang is really as powerful as my brother said.” Lei Shui said, “I’m not going to hide it from you. The first two expedition teams have found what we want. But they all didn’t come back, and we couldn’t locate their position according to the GPS. The two teams had disappeared from this world.”
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