Galactic Dark Net - Chapter 112
Chapter 112: Rewarding Trip (Part 1)
(P.s. We are splitting chaps with 2k+ words into 2 parts so Black Bean sauce can start editing the first half right away. Don't worry, they still count is one chapter together in terms of regular/bonus chapter release)
The scene became very strange, Han actually started trading punches with a slave. You give me a punch, I return you a punch! Both of their faces were covered in blood, and while punching they were also speaking a language that Horton didn't understand.
Obviously, these two weren't fighting to the death, otherwise there wouldn't be that little blood at the scene. It looks like both of them were trying to release their repressed emotions.
The two punched each other like madmen for 10 full minutes, and then they finally sat onto the ground breathing heavily.
’’Your fist is really hard.’’ Ke Lake spit out a mouthful of bloody spittle onto the ground and said to Han.
Smiling, Han replied back, ’’You too, ten years ago when you just came out of no where and stepped onto the galactic stage, I was just a kid, full of worship for you. Who would've guessed that our first meeting is actually here, and we also got into a fight.’’
Ke Lake was still somewhat confused, he scratched his head and said, ’’I remember Earth, it seems like a very important place to me, but I forgot what Earth looks like.’’
Han's fingers moved past his dimensional ring, he grabbed a laptop out and opened a picture album.
’’Look, this is Earth, our home, isn't it beautiful? That's land, that's ocean, there's my home, China, and there's yours, America.’’
Ke Lake looked attentively, these photos seemed to have evoked some memories that were deeply buried. The moment he saw this blue planet, Ke Lake felt an overwhelming warmth from the bottom of his heart. But unfortunately, his memory was still very blurry. This kind of warm and familiar feeling couldn't help him remember too much of the past.
’’Look, this is the picture when you took off to join the Milky Way Meet. Holy sh*t, everyone on Earth was gathered to see you off.’’
’’This is the picture of you winning the A-7 relic exploration as 9th place, at that time you announced high-spirited in a live broadcast, Earth stood up! It will never get bullied again! As long as you, Ke Lake, was alive, Earth would be forever free!’’
’’At that time I just turned 7, and I started crying right after hearing your words. But what happened man, right after the Milky Way Meet ended, you just disappeared and we couldn't even find any trace of you. And even so I still kept your photograph, you tell me if I should punch you or not.’’
Although not remembering the things in the past, but hearing Han saying that, Ke Lake suddenly felt very ashamed.
Memories could be erased, but the feelings will always be there. Ke Lake believed Han. Han turned that excited the moment he saw Ke Lake, and Ke Lake couldn't help but tear up the moment Han showed him the photos of Earth, these were all the sincerest feelings.
’’I... I...’’ Ke Lake stammered, not knowing what to say.
Even though Han was younger than Ke Lake by more than a dozen years, but at that moment he was like a big brother patting Ke Lake on the shoulder, saying in a deep voice, ’’No need to say more, Earth will never forget anyone from Earth, and of course it won't abandon anyone from Earth. It's fine as long as you are alive, go home with me. What happened in the past is not important, what's important is the future!’’
Ke Lake's eyes suddenly turned red and watery, and he heavily nodded his head once.
Han relaxed his whole body and laid on the ground, looked up at the spotlight on the roof, smiled and said, ’’It's really good that you can come back, otherwise all the pressure will be on me and sooner or later it will crush me into a pancake.’’
Ke Lake seemed to have suddenly remembered something and he whispered, ’’Is there anyone else in my family?’’
Han nodded, ’’You are a lot more fortunate than me. Your dad, mom and sister are all fine. Originally, the government already arranged them really good living conditions, but ever since you disappeared, they all moved out of the house given by the government and went back to the farm where you guys used to live.’’
’’Maybe you disappearing give them a lot of pressure too and they were also very sad.’’
Ke Lake suddenly hesitated and clenched his fist.
’’Let's go, let's head home, your family must be really happy to see you again.’’ Han dragged Ke Lake up and said.
What an affectionate name, Ke Lake couldn't control his excitement and his eye became watery again.
But the moment he moved, the alloy chain tied to him sounded.
Han gently lift his wrist and a little knife immediately came out from his sleeve and cut off that chain.
Han brought Ke Lake to the door, and said to the stunned Horton who couldn't even close his mouth from the surprise, ’’Disable his DNA lock.’’
Horton hesitated and frowned, ’’But he...’’
Han smiled and said, ’’Trust me, your DNA lock can't lock him down. The price I should pay I won't lower it by a penny, but this guy is mine now.’’
Horton saw Han won't take no for an answer, he had no choice but to take off the DNA locks on Ke Lake's hands.
On the way back onto the ground level of the prison, the moment Ke Lake showed his face, those Red Dragon tribe's people began to shout, they looked very excited, and what they used was not the universal Milky Way language but tribal dialect.
’’What are they saying?’’ Han asked Ke Lake.
’’Oh, they are just calling my name, the Destroyer.’’ Maybe afraid that Han will misunderstand, Ke Lake added, ’’Destroyer is my name in the tribe.’’
Han nodded and said to Horton, ’’Professor, I will buy all these people. And to make you feel at ease, the gene locks on the soldiers can be retained, but please remove the locks on those old and sick, and the children as well as the women. As well, please give them some food. You can put that on my tab.’’
Horton felt that it wasn't a problem lifting the locks on the children and women, so he arranged his men to do as Han asked.
Chapter 112: Rewarding Trip (Part 2)
Han and Ke Lake toured the prison that was filled with slaves. These people from the Red Dragon tribe, whether they were soldiers or old men, they all bowed down after seeing Ke Lake. In the prison, there are about 70 to 80 thousand slaves from the Red Dragon tribe which accounted for the vast majority. There were also some other alien races. They didn't admire Ke Lake as much but they were all very afraid.
Ke Lake reached out his hand and put up his thumb, and Han saw everyone else from the Red Dragon tribe reaching out their hand and doing the same thing, the two sides' thumb touched together, it seemed to be a peculiar ceremony.
’’This is the tribal chief, Mu Tata.’’ Ke Lake pointed to an old man that had quite some spirit and introduced him.
Han took a careful look;he saw that this elder really had an extraordinary appearance. The Red Dragon tribe all had red hair, and the brighter the color, the more advanced was their lineage.
Although Mu Tata was already old, but his red hair was still like the clouds on fire, extending from the top of his head all the way to the back, and that was also the unique feature of the Red Dragon tribe. Many people in the Milky Way all discriminated against them and called the Red Dragons monkeys covered in red hair. However, other than that there was not much difference between the Red Dragon tribe and humans.
Han respectfully paid a salute to Mu Tata and said, ’’Nice to meet you, Chief. Now is not the time to talk, so Chief please be patient for a few more moments. After leaving here, I will invite you to drink.’’
Mu Tata knew that Han was going to buy him and his whole tribe, but he didn't expect at all for Han to have such a nice attitude towards him.
Nodding solemnly, Wu Tata used the universal Milky Way language and said, ’’Destroyer is the number one fighter in our tribe. He believes you, then I believe you too, you are a friend of our Red Dragon tribe!’’
Han was suddenly shocked a bit by the pleasant surprise, ’’So you can speak the universal Milky Way language too?’’
Mu Tata sighed and said, ’’Most people in our tribe can. After being hunted by humans for thousands of years, the universal language, warship technology and weapon skills, these are all essential courses in our tribe. All the races that don't like to learn have long been eliminated by you humans.’’
Han didn't say anything. Humans wanted to dominate the Milky Way so they were never nice to alien races. Old Mo also complained to Han before, the majority of people from their Kui race became skinners after pressure from humans.
Han told Ke Lake to stay at the central square and continue to have some conversations with other soldiers from the Red Dragon tribe, and Han himself went with Horton to the office.
’’5-star slaves 13, 4-star slaves 245, 3-star slaves 3139, 2-star and 1-star add up to close to 20 thousand, and the rest are all normal slaves and women, children, old people. Total is 150 thousand, this many slaves, are you sure you want to take them all?
’’Yep.’’ Han added, ’’I also need a high-speed cargo ship ready with enough supplies.’’
Horton smiled, ’’That's no problem. Give me two days of time and the slaves I had in other markets can be shipped here. At that time the cargo ship and supply you want will be ready too. As for the price, we will follow the market price and I will give you another 20% off. That quasi-warlord is after all a human and you also know him. Just let him leave with you, little brother, and this thing is done and we will never mention it again, is that good?’’
Ever since the huge amount of index numbers appeared on the dark net, this price thing became more and more clear. One just needed to check out the slave price index of that year and they could know how much the current price of slaves was, what the average price for the past three month or a year has been. And usually, taking 20% off the average price is the final price.
As for Han's method of payment, it was also very simple. The dark net not only had a slave price index but also a blueprint price index, Han just needed to give enough blueprints according to the current market price, and this whole deal will be done.
Does Horton like trading with blueprints?
Of course! Blueprint was like a hard currency in the dark net. If the trade was performed using GC, then the whole deal will involve up to hundreds of billions of GC in scale, which was going to be quite troublesome when the money moves accounts.
And if such a hard currency like blueprint is used as payment, only a little bag was needed and the payment and good will all be cleared. And whenever Horton needed money he can easily cash out the blueprint, so it would be strange if he doesn't like trading with blueprints.
As for Ke Lake, how could a smart person such as Horton dare to ask money? Han and Ke Lake obviously know each other. If one day Ke Lake suddenly realized, WHAT THE F**K you captured me as a slave before and then he finds Horton to ’’talk’’ about it, then Horton will be in some big trouble.
Two days after, a brand new Polo class high-speed cargo ship set sail back to Earth.
Han was still in his room using his laptop, he was connected to the galactic dark net and saw Pathless Origin. That stubborn old man's expression was still as serious as before. It was like everyone owed him money or something.
’’Teacher, I began sailing back, this time the deal with Horton went okay.’’ Han seriously reported to Pathless Origin.
’’It went okay?’’ Pathless' mouth twitched and then he said, ’’You hit the jack pot! Can't believe you are actually that lucky, buying slaves and you can get Ke Lake for free. Ke Lake also became an admired figure in the Red Dragon village, the ace of the tribe.’’
’’How is that buying slaves, you basically gave Earth a dedicated super army! Regardless of why the Red Dragons accepted Ke Lake, but based on my understanding of the race, as long as they recognize Ke Lake as their brother, then they won't hesitate to sacrifice their lives for him, and now for Earth.’’
’’And if didn't remember wrong, Ke Lake's power is Celestial Dominator?!’’