I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 108
Zhang Jue stood on the balcony of Alice’s house and looked out into the distance. His mind was racing as he sorted through the mystery of this whole city. Things were more complicated than he had imagined.
According to the young girl, the course of events was the exact opposite of the information provided by the Foundation. A hole had inexplicably appeared in the town, and the Foundation had already known about it and sent people down to explore it.
Then the inhabitants of the town were infected with the virus and finally purged by the army. Although the results were the same, the order of precedence had been reversed.
Zhang Jue sighed. He knew that the Foundation wouldn’t be the one to blame. In many cases, the Foundation would also do such and such unpleasant things, which was why the Ethics Committee existed. But now was not the time to dwell on that matter.
There was only one question on Zhang Jue’s mind. What was inside the bizarre hole that the Foundation was trying to explore? They are willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of people within the town.
He wanted to go and see. But in doing so, he feared that he was playing right into the hands of Lei Shui. The hole has something very important to the Foundation, but the Foundation has suffered a big loss in it. The Birds of Prey team had explored it twice, but both failed to come out, and only then did Lei Shui ask him to come and participate in the expedition.
Lei Shui may not even be afraid that he knows the truth of the problem. As long as he can go down to bring out what the Foundation wants, the Foundation can accept the result even though the price to pay was tens of thousands of lives in the town.
That person is good at doing tricks. He tells you there is a very important thing that needs to be retrieved inside while also it’s very dangerous, would you do it or not?
Sure enough, playing tactics are dirty. In fact, Zhang Jue could have walked out of town with a straight face and said he hadn’t found anything. But he was curious. What was inside that mysterious hole? Zhang Jue called Alice and gave her all the food and water in his backpack.
“Alice, I’m going to find your dad now. You may have to continue to stay here for a while and wait for me to come back, okay?”
This little girl was probably born with antibodies to SCP-016, so she wasn’t infected. But Zhang Jue was going to look for the hole, and it wasn’t good to take her with him.
The little girl looked at the cookies and water on the ground and picked up only one packet, “Brother, this is more than enough. I still have some water at home.” Some children nowadays are so obedient.
Zhang Jue patted her head. “Be careful, okay?”
After leaving the mayor’s house, Zhang Jue walked down to the street and headed west. He had just looked out from the balcony of the mayor’s house, and the most obvious target was a water plant not far away, where Zhang Jue planned to go first.
The virus had spread throughout the town in a very short period of time, and the water plant itself was probably the cause of it. It was almost nighttime. As Zhang Jue went out, more and more infected attacked him.
Zhang Jue felt that the infected were getting stronger and stronger as he got closer to the water plant. Not to mention the fact that they could fly and disappear. Just now, when he slashed at an infected, a spark can be made.
If he had just an ordinary steel sword in his hand, it might have been difficult to scratch those infected. There was another point that made him very concerned. Why were these infected always staring at him? Could it be that there was something different about him than the others?
Well. Zhang Jue shrugged, he was indeed different from everyone else in this world, and it was understandable that he should be “taken care of”.
The moon was dark, and the wind was breezing. Zhang Jue wielded a long sword and killed those infected that was on his way to the water plant. He had killed and wounded hundreds of the infected. There was even one that he had cut off a second before it blew itself up. Faced with these infected, Zhang Jue did not have the slightest fear or weaknesses.
Although they might have been very friendly people before they were infected, now they had turned into monsters. The slightest mercy to the enemy could lead to their own destruction.
An hour later, he finally arrived at the main gate of the water plant. There were many corpses lying around here, from the government, the GOC, and of course, from the SCP Foundation. It looks like he has come to the right place.
This was the heart of the whole problem. Zhang Jue let out a deep breath and walked into the gate. None of the infected had followed him in since he arrived and entered the room for some reason. It seemed that there was a natural fear of what was inside.
There are many steel furnaces of varying heights in the water plant, probably for filtering and purifying the water. He jumped on one of the tallest furnaces and looked around. In the southwest corner of the plant, he spotted a building that had apparently just been built and was surrounded by something.
This was it. Zhang Jue jumped off the steel furnace and advanced in the direction of that building. The lock on the door had been violently broken. He pushed open the door and peered inside with a faint light.
The room was large, probably three or four hundred square feet, with countless electronic devices displayed in the room. Zhang Jue turned on his flashlight and walked inside. He finally saw that there was a black and deep hole with a diameter of about two meters surrounded by all the equipment in the center of the room.
There were some ropes scattered on the ground. Hinting that just a short time ago, someone else had gone down. This is the hole.
Zhang Jue circled the hole three times left and right, but never dared to conclude which SCP was this. He had too much information in his head to locate which one it was with just such a hole. If he was right, this hole should be the entrance to some SCP.
The Foundation’s source of information is big. They usually just send people in this type of situation. But what if this hole was connected to SCP-2935? When those exploration team members come back, the whole world will come to an end.
But apparently, the Foundation knows the information for this kind of anomaly and did not hesitate to send people down. Only leaving that they do not know what happened and the exploration team did not return.
Lei Shui wanted to let him go down, but he hesitated to tell him what was inside. Maybe it had something to do with the dangers lurking inside.
“Well…” Zhang Jue cupped his chin and assessed the current situation. There was a hole here, and it was obviously a big one. Should he jump or not? There shouldn’t be any reason why he had to jump.
He could just pat himself on the back right now. He was just a little unenthusiastic about it.
What was inside this hole? What could there be that the Foundation wants it so badly?
Curiosity killed the cat. Zhang Jue was hesitating.
Suddenly, he heard the sound of footsteps coming from outside. The footsteps were light, they should be normal humans, and there was only one. Who could it be in this middle of the night? Who would throw themselves in this kind of situation?
Zhang Jue heatedly smiled, turned off his flashlight, and hid behind a large piece of equipment. Concentrate on the quiet and wait for the person. No matter who was coming, he would give that person a big surprise.
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