The Great Worm Lich Chapter 244
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Such a person like Steven whose heart was entirely focused on academics, who did not care about the little things, and who turned a deaf ear to the exhortation of somebody he did not care but had a high social status made it hard for people to deal with him. An object that could not be taken through disciplinary measures because of a small mistake was somebody the law enforcers hated to face the most.
After he had given a warning but to no avail at all, Harvey frowned and turned his head away helplessly, not saying anything anymore.
The lieutenant’s concession made Steven became more unscrupulous as he continued, “Lisheng, Justin left on the third day after you left Shrimp B1 Island. However, he came back on the fourth day after Christmas, with only a one week holiday in total. I wonder how he managed to come in contact with those foreign agents.”
“Professor, it only took God seven days to create the entire world. Besides, Justin might have been eyed long ago by them due to his involvement in the scientific research on Shrimp B1 Island.”
“How about you then, Mr. Zhang Lisheng? You’ve also participated in scientific research activities on Shrimp B1 Island and not only that, I heard that your participation far outweighs Justin. During this time, did you sense any strange people who tried to take the initiative to contact you?” Harvey suddenly turned and asked.
“Not at all, Lieutenant Harvey. It would take quite an expensive price to buy a guy who has a net worth of billions and who has many good friends in Washington and Wall Street. Nobody would act rashly without much consideration.” Zhang Lisheng chuckled and shrugged as he said.
When Harvey was stunned and was about to say something, his phone suddenly rang. He looked at the screen and picked up the call. Immediately he heard the concise yet powerful voice of Dubeck, the chief officer of the NCIS. “Harvey, are you doing a transcript for a scientist named Zhang Lisheng in the New York Medical Research Association Affiliated Hospital now?”
“Yes, sir! But we have not started anything yet.”
“Is it so? But our head has received more than 20 calls inquiring about this. The latest one was from Senator Mcjackson. You should know that he’s directly in charge of judging the budget of our NCIS. Originally, I didn’t want to tell you but it right now, it seems that this Mr. Zhang Lisheng does indeed have a great background. For this reason, you must ask questions honestly and don’t play any small tricks! Understood, Harvey?”
“Yes, sir! Understood!”
“That’s good, Harvey! I wish you have a smooth case.” After the NCIS officer heard his boss’ last blessing, he hung up the phone. At the same time, the tall and sturdy black non-commissioned officer guarding in front of a single ward quickly saluted when he saw him walking up to him. “Good afternoon, sir!”
“Good afternoon, Sergeant. is there anything unusual?”
“There’s no abnormal situation, sir.”
Harvey nodded and pushed the door open. All of a sudden, he turned around to face Zhang Lisheng and said with a blank expression, “Looks like you’re really a great personage, Mr. Zhang Lisheng. The hospital has limited conditions so we can only talk in the ward. Later, if you feel offended with the questions, you can choose to not answer it but I must still ask and make a written record. I’d like to apologize to you first in advance.”
“As long as it’s normal and doesn’t infringe on my privacy, I think there’s no question that I can’t answer, Lieutenant Harvey.” Zhang Lisheng smiled and followed Harvey’s footsteps into the ward.
In the corridor of the unceasing flow of people of the ward, two short plain-looking middle-aged white men occupying a short resting wooden chair watched Zhang Lisheng and the two others entering the wooden-doored ward. One of them, whose eyes were bigger, widened his eyes and said in a hoarse voice with a dumbfounded expression. “This is strange! That short young man also practices the same kind of witchcraft like us! What’s going on?”
“Bro, don’t be too obvious! It’s not that I want to comment anything about you but ever since you made a breakthrough to Rank-4 Wizard and came to possess the Discernment spell, you claim that you can meet up to eight people who also practice the same kind of witchcraft like us, but tell me, which of them turns out to be actually real? You even claimed that the old man that was selling grasshopper origami which we met in Shenzhen before going abroad was a senior in witchcraft who practices the Gate of Death! Tell me…”
“Discernment! Discernment! Doesn’t it mean ‘discern’? How can it possibly be as accurate as the Divine Eye? But you can rest assured, that shortie is obviously…” The middle-aged white man whose eyes were slightly bigger flew into a rage out of shame now that his shortcomings were exposed.
As he was speaking, he realized that he had unknowingly raised his voice and his usage of Mandarin had attracted the attention of others. Quickly, he pulled his companion up and whispered, “Let’s go! Let’s go! We’ve revealed ourselves.”
“Again? Don’t you think you’re annoying enough? I’m already tired! Depleting my blood essence like this…”
“Don’t you know that caution is the parent of safety? Besides, it’s already over 12 o’clock now. Let’s go eat a hamburger before we come back okay? We can settle our lunch together and isn’t this killing two birds with one stone?” Pulling his companion away, the huge-eyed middle-aged white man said as he walked continuously.
After the two of them walked out of the hospital, they strolled around in a daze on the streets of New York for a while. Looking at the signboards that were written with English alphabets, the middle-aged white man whose eyes were slightly smaller said with annoyance. “The prestigious New York doesn’t even have any KFC or McDonald on the streets! This is too inconvenient!”
“Isn’t that the beef Burger King? I wonder what you were doing when you were having your surprise abroad training! You can’t even recognize the sign!” The big-eyed white man mumbled and pulled his companion to enter a fast-food restaurant on the street.
It was lunchtime so the fast-food restaurant was full of people. The two of them ate two beef burgers and walked into the bathroom, before getting into the same cubicle.
“It’s up to you now, buddy! This time, let us transform into a tall and thin image! It must be completely different from how we look now.” The big-eyed white man said with a chuckle.
Upon hearing his request, his companion complained, “I really am speechless. It’s not like we’re shooting a movie or something! To think that you still want to be so demanding on how you look!” Then, he began to chant an incomprehensible incantation that sent chills down anyone’s spine.
As the strange incantation reverberated, the faces of these two middle-aged white men suddenly twisted like dough, their bones cracked as they moved, their bodies gradually became taller and their hair colors changed from brown to black. By the time their body had become fixed in shape, they turned to become two Chinese young men, with one being tall and one being short, one had a square face and the other had a round face.
At the same time, two small mosquito-like insects the size of an adult’s thumbnail, flew out from their clothes and circled in midair a few times, before landing on the hand of the short square-faced young man who was still continuing to chant his incantation.
“Your Shape-shifting gu is indeed an ancient and rare type! ‘A male and a female, shift into forms with precise details’ is just too useful! Buddy, to be honest, you’re a person who is really lucky, you know!” Looking at the two flying insects crouching quietly while snuggling up to each other on his companion’s hand, the tall and round-faced young Chinese man who looked completely different from his big-eyed white man look just now exclaimed with envy.
“It could only be considered as rare if it’s a purebred Shape-shifting Gu species that can transform into thousands of animals but these insects that have gone through only God-knows how many generations of cross-breeding are nothing special. However, speaking of luck, I’m indeed quite lucky. Just take my wizard gus for example, none of them are ordinary at all…” The square-faced young man had a proud look on but he pretended to talk humbly. However, as he was speaking, he could not help but start complaining about his misery.
“So what anyway? I’m merely being used as cannon fodder anyway. You can even tell from the TV that intelligence personnel should be like 007! It’ll take a few years just on training alone, and not only that, he should know everything, from driving a sports car to setting up high-tech weapons! Why did we get such a thing as being sent abroad for a mission after being thrown into the military academy for less than two months? They claimed that it’s incorporation into their own forces and that we’d become preeminent by working for the sake of the country but in truth, we’re nothing but cannon fodder! If I knew this before, I might as well just stayed in a theatrical troupe and become the leading performer to do some transforming magic!”
“Becoming the cannon fodder for our country is better than our wizard seniors who had become a street rat for several hundreds of years. Besides, our Gate of Witchcraft currently has an opportunity to go international, hasn’t it? There are so many strange insects on Shrimp B1 Island and it’s completely a paradise for wizards, let alone the emergence of the Emperor Molasses that can give birth to countless demons…”
“Yeah right! You wish! That is the US’ property! If our Gate of Witchcraft is really that powerful, we might as well go beat those masters in the Gate of Dao. Ah, forget it. Let’s stop this topic and continue our mission. As cannon fodder, we still need to carry out our duty as one, don’t we?” The square-faced young man said while picking a small insect from his hand. After spraying a mouthful of dark blood at it, he placed it behind his neck.
With the nourishment from its owner’s blood essence, under the commanding of the incantation, the wizard gu gently crept down towards his tail bone along his spine before opening its mouth to bite the square-faced young man’s skin.
“Urghh…” After the square-faced young man exclaimed in pain, the bone gap in his body began to widen. After a while, he grew to become more than ten centimeters higher, the muscles on his face squirmed and his face became thin. His skin and hair color turned to become lighter and in less than one minute, he looked like a tall and handsome young white man.
Seeing his companion changing his appearance with his own two eyes, the round-faced young man who was slightly taller chuckled weirdly and said, “If we can’t compete in broad daylight, we can steal in the dark, can’t we? Older people have more experience so they’re much more meticulous and careful in doing things. The seniors would of course have their ways to overcome things that make a nobody like us helpless. Most importantly, everybody in the Gate of Witchcraft should not be scattered around like sand in the past anymore. We need to unite together to form a joint force and only then can we achieve something huge.”
“Wow, you talk as though it’s a pyramid scheme! Let us talk about these future stuff only when we come across them. Let us go back to the hospital as soon as possible to continue our monitoring.” The square-faced young man grinned and commanded his wizard gu to turn his companion who gave the long and pompous speech into a white man before striding out of the fast-food restaurant.
The two of them returned to the hospital and continued to find a resting wooden chair in the ward corridor to sit down to monitor in secret. At the same time, in the ward where Effiny was temporarily recuperating, Zhang Lisheng had already finished the interrogation from the NCIS officer.