I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 113
The mutated variant of SCP-016 was very strong, and they had a very long incubation period. From the first contact to mutation, it only took a short period, and the success rate of the mutation was very high. It was really impossible to prevent anyone from it.
Zhang Jue didn’t know when Klein and his squad had been infected with the virus, but they all seemed to be infected way before they met him. Klein’s face gradually became pale, and tears of blood began to flow from the corners of his eyes. It was obvious that he had begun to develop the symptoms, and he realized the situation he was in.
“If you want to know anything, just ask. I don’t have much time left.” Klein said, “In this cave, so many people have already died. I won’t let any more unnecessary sacrifices.”
Zhang Jue looked at him, his heart a little intolerant. He pressed Klein’s shoulder and tried to activate his “Paralyze” ability to see if he could save Klein, but he gave up on it. After several tries, Zhang Jue noticed that Klein’s condition would become better the moment he activated his ability. But once he stopped doing it, Klein would feel more pain than before. He could probably guess the reason for this.
SCP-016 is a virus, and his ability is like a drug or medicine designed to kill the virus. But the virus will have resistance as he continues to use his ability, and it will only make the virus more resistant to the drug, and finally, his ability will be completely ineffective.
Klein seemed to guess what he wanted to do and waved his hand, “Don’t waste your energy. I know my condition. I’m afraid I won’t last much longer.”
Zhang Jue sighed, knowing that now was not the time for chit-chat. He thought about it and asked the most important question first, “Did Lei Shui tell you what’s in the hole here?”
Klein groaned. The mutation process of the virus made him very painful. He endured both physical and mental pain and recalled, “When we arrived at Chlamydia, the entrance was already controlled by the Foundation. Although we were assigned to go down to explore the cave, our knowledge of the situation inside this cave was limited. Not only us, but the whole Foundation was not too clear about the situation here. “
“Oh?” Zhang Jue was a bit surprised. In his opinion, Lei Shui was not the kind of person who would fight an unprepared battle.
“Before we went down the cave, I had an exchange with Captain Jeffrey once.” Klein coughed twice, “He said that we weren’t the first team to go down inside the cave. I deliberately lied to you when we just met.”
“No shit.” Zhang Jue let out a gasp of surprise, not expecting this to unfold at all, “So, which was the first team down?”
Klein took a deep breath and uttered a name that Zhang Jue would never expect, “The Red Right Hand.”
“Holy crap?” Zhang Jue once again let out a gasp.
Although the predecessor of the Red Right Hand had defected and become the Chaos Insurgency, the Red Right Hand of today was not the same MTF as it had been back then long ago. One thing that had always remained the same is that the name Red Right Hand always represented the forbidden army of the O5 Council and was directly under the orders of the O5 Council.
They were surprisingly the first team to come down which shows how much importance the Foundation’s senior management attaches to the secrets that exist in this cave.
Hearing that it was Red Right Hand who was the first to go down the cave, Zhang Jue became even more curious, “Did they return safely?”
“Yes.” Klein nodded, “It is said that they fought their way back and forth through the cave in a very short time and made a discovery.”
“And what was it?” Zhang Jue vaguely felt that he was getting close to the truth of the matter.
It had to be said that a person’s feelings would really change drastically before they died. Klein was loyal to the Foundation, and under normal circumstances, even if an enemy tortured him severely, he would never reveal the secrets he knew.
He and Zhang Jue were the only two people here, and he thought there was a high probability that Zhang Jue would also die here. So he had a feeling that the rabbit would die and the fox would be trapped. He told Zhang Jue everything he knew.
Under the continuous erosion of the virus, Klein’s consciousness was already blurred, and he fought with his last ounce of strength to say the most important sentence.
“Red Right Hand, they… brought back someone from inside the cave….”
Outside the town of Chlamydia, the SCP Foundation temporary camp. Inside the temporary ward, a patient whose entire body was wrapped in bandages was lying on a bed with various life-sustaining machines plugged into it.
Yang Xue was holding a notebook, recording the parameters on the instruments. Her brow was furrowed, and it looked like the patient’s condition was not optimistic. There was a knock on the door, and Lei Shui walked in.
“Dr. Yang, how’s the condition?”
Yang Xue put the pen down and sighed. “What I developed is a vaccine, not a drug for treatment. It has limited effect on people who have been infected with SCP-016-A. If the Foundation really wants to save him, we still need to bring in a professional doctor. I’m afraid that-” Yang Xue said halfway through the sentence, and Le Shui waved his hand.
“Dr. Yang, you don’t need to be too modest. I know you not only obtained a doctorate degree in biology and organic chemistry but also have prestige in pharmacology and infectious disease. Do you see those doctors outside? The Foundation can’t trust them, and neither can I. This patient is very important to the Foundation, so I would like to ask Dr. Yang to take care of it.”
Lei Shui looked around the ward and continued, “If there are any special needs, you can ask me, and I will arrange everything else.”
“The patient’s body is very fragile right now, barely maintaining an equilibrium point, unable to do long-distance travel, this place is not fully equipped with the needs to sustain its condition, and the environment is not up to standard.”
Yang Xue gently shook her head. Some things are simply not humanly possible. Unexpectedly, Lei Shui nodded.
“I understand what you mean. I’ll forward it to the headquarters and build a temporary hospital here. The hospital will not be too big, and it will be built in about half a month or so. Dr. Yang, can you make a list of any equipment that is urgently needed first, and I’ll have them purchase it as a priority.”
After Lei Shui finished speaking, Yang Xue froze. She looked at Lei Shui’s eyes and realized that he was not joking. He actually planned to build a hospital here for the patient, and it seemed to have been prepared for such a long time from the looks of it.
She looked at the patient on the bed and frowned slightly.
What’s so special about this person that made Lei Shui act like that? Could he be someone from another world, just like Zhang Jue?
As Yang Xue was pondering, Lei Shui smiled and waved his hand in front of her eyes, “Dr. Yang?”
“Oh, right.” Yang Xue straightened her expression, “I will sort out the needs this evening. Including some common medicines. Sorry for the trouble Mr. Lei.”
“I’m the one who should be saying that, Dr. Yang. It’s been hard for you these days.”
Lei Shui shook his head and suddenly said, “Dr. Yang, are you curious about this person’s identity? Curious about why the Foundation spent so much just to keep him alive?”
There was no need to deny this point. Yang Xue nodded, “Yes, I am curious.”
“It is indeed known for a fact that you may be responsible for this patient for a long time in the future. I have been authorized by the O5 Council to disclose a part of the information about him to you.” Lei Shui said, “This patient’s number is tentatively SCP-9999, Object Class Euclid. You don’t need to know about his origin. All you need to know is that whether he can wake up or not may directly affect the survival of the Foundation. That’s about it. “
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