Swallowed Star - Volume 1 - Chapter 19
Volume 1 Chapter 19: Awaken
The skinny teenager was Zhi-An region's famous 'Cobra'*. His rise to fame is his one handed throwing knife technique. When the other prisoners started mobbing Luo Feng, the cobra teenager searched for the best opportunity to strike. Right when Luo Feng was getting out of hand, he attacked!
The thrown knife was very sinister. As it flew, it was blocked by a prisoner's body, so Luo Feng didn't even realize what was coming for him.
TL Note: Cobra in chinese is literally ’’Glasses snake’’.
[XIU!] The knife flew between the gap of a prisoner's pants who was thrown up by Luo Feng. When Luo Feng saw the knife, it was only 2 meters away!
’’I can't make it’’ Luo Feng's reaction speed was fast, but he didn't have enough time to move his body out of the way.
The knife wasn't aiming for any vital organs, but for Luo Feng's right shoulder.
’’NO!’’ Luo Feng glanced. For a fighter, his arms are extremely important. Luo Feng uses knives and is right handed. If the knife breaks through the joint and splits the bone, then he wouldn't be able to use his techniques against the beasts for a few months.
In other words, if he gets hit, he wouldn't be able to participate in the August 1st fighter combat exam;he would have to wait until next year's February 1st.
’’NO! Get out of the way!!!’’
With the knife's speed and the three meter distance, Luo Feng's thoughts weren't thinking about the consequences at all. At this exact second, at this crucial moment, Luo Feng's spirit tightened and all of his muscles were pushed to the extreme. He stared at the knife with only one goal in mind
Dodge this knife, don't let this knife hit my shoulder!
The knife, which was right about to hit Luo Feng, strangely and mysteriously slightly changed direction. It was about to make a direct hit with Luo Feng's shoulder, but now it only grazed it and damaged Luo Feng's first layer of skin. The blood slowly dyed Luo Feng's uniform at the shoulder area.
’’Everybody down on their knees, everybody down on their knees!’’
’’Hurry and get down’’
At this time, a large amount of assault rifle wielding guardsmen rushed into the lobby. All the prisoners, who were previously out of control, obediently kneeled. Even that skinny 'cobra' teenager kneeled. He looked at Luo Feng with a shocked face: ’’How could this happen, how did my knife miss?’’
Seeing the police rush in, even Luo Feng immediately kneeled.
’’How did the knife change direction just now?’’ Luo Feng, who was kneeling, was confused. However, a horrible headache without any prior warnings manifested. The pain was as if someone was pounding a spike into Luo Feng's brain. The pain caused Luo Feng's entire body to cramp and he fell on the ground.
’’You guys come look with me’’
The police, who already had the situation under control, were astonished at Luo Feng's look. Luo Feng was completely red and was sweating a lot. Some blood even come out instead of sweat, which caused Luo Feng's uniform to turn almost completely red. His veins were bursting like a blue snake coiling around Luo Feng, which made him look unprecedentedly hideous.
’’Not good, he's already out’’
’’Hurry, hurry and send him to the medical room’’
Even though Luo Feng lost consciousness, his body was still completely red.
In Luo Feng's mind.
A huge, mysterious power continuously surged from Luo Feng's mind and instantly merged with every spot in Luo Feng's body. Under the baptism of this mysterious power, Luo Feng's bones, organs, blood, muscles, and skin were undergoing drastic changes. Even every cell was changing rapidly. This rate of change was hundreds to thousands of times faster compared to Luo Feng's genetic energy training. In theory, such drastic change should tear apart the body.
However, as the mysterious power merged, Luo Feng's insides were completely unharmed, despite his cramps, loss of blood, etc.
’’Hurry, carefully, send him to the medical room’’ The police started to carry Luo Feng to the medical room.
The mess caused by the large scale gang fight was quickly cleaned out.
In the eerie three story jail, there was a movie being played on a 200 inch screen in the lobby on the first floor.
A middle-aged man said as he sat on the sofa while wearing pajamas. Immediately, the movie being played was paused. At this time, a knocking noise came from outside.
’’Come in’’ The door opened and a man wearing a military uniform came in and greeted, ’’Officer, we investigated everything about this time's large gang fight. Zhou Hua Yang organized this to deal with the young man named Luo Feng. However, the result was a large amount of people injured in battle against Luo Feng, some even have major wounds’’
’’That Zhou Hua Yang kid? Using his Zhou family's influence, he's quite cocky’’ The pajama wearing middle-aged man said indifferently.
’’Even though Zhou Hua Yang organized this, we estimate that the young man named Zhang Hao Bai is the true person behind this’’ The military officer said respectfully, ’’We flipped through Luo Feng's files. His reason for being locked up is related to Zhang Hao Bai, so the chances of Zhang Hao Bai asking Zhou Hua Yang for help is quite high’’
China has six major cities at the moment.
Since humanity has gathered together like never before, the country's control over their citizens increased.
’’However, officer, our investigation of the gang fight's battle scene, the metal benches and tables marks show that Luo Feng's fitness level has no doubt reached a fighter's’’ The military officer said with confidence and persuasion. All of the benches and tables in the jail were made out of metal.
Luo Feng's fists completely deformed the tables and his one chop cut the benches in half.
How fearsome is this!
’’A level of a fighter?’’ The middle-aged man who was indifferent up to now suddenly stood up and frowned as he stared at the officer, ’’Are you sure?’’
’’A hundred percent sure!’’ The military officer replied, ’’I just called the thunder dojo and the dojo of limits to confirm it. Luo Feng has taken the prospective fighter exam and passed! It's just that his profile isn't updated, but I'm sure it will be in these few days’’
’’A prospective fighter? What did he come running to a jail for if he's a prospective fighter?’’ The middle-aged man frowned, ’’If things really heat up, then there'll be a huge problem’’
All fighters, no matter who, take their rights seriously.
If a fighter suffered losses because of the police system, then all of the fighters will be unhappy. There'll be big trouble then. Since the police do not have the right to make any sort of detainment against fighters.
’’Where is this Luo Feng person?’’ said the middle-aged man.
’’He has had a weird headache sickness since he was young. It happened during his high school exams and now it just happened again. However, everything is fine now. He is still in a coma in the medical room’’ replied the military officer.
The middle-aged man thought for a bit and ordered: ’’Immediately bring Luo Feng to the military personnel recuperation region and let him rest! After he wakes up, bring me to make a personal apology. Tomorrow morning, we'll contact the dojo of limits he resides at and explain everything. We must keep the situation under control! After that, we'll send him home.
’’Yes, officer’’ the military officer went to carry out his orders and left.
Luo Feng's eyes made a few slight movements and then opened as he sat alone in the gloomy room.
’’Where is this?’’ Luo Feng suddenly came to and scanned the surroundings. The spots on the fence outside the window were clear and the neighbor's television's volume was extremely high. Luo Feng could even hear the conversations outside on the side walk.
’’No, it's not that they're loud, it's that my hearing has improved by a lot’’
Luo Feng got off the bed and stood up. As he walked around in the room, his sight, hearing, and even sense of smell improved by an amazing amount.
Luo Feng's gaze landed on a stool beside him. WIth a heartbeat, he felt a formless energy instantly take control of the stool. This formless energy was unable to be sensed, but Luo Feng himself could feel it clearly: This formless energy came from his mind.
’’What is this power? How did I get this kind of power?’’ Luo Feng could feel his heart beat faster as he felt the supernatural power act like a formless hand.
At this time of the night, the stool actually started floating.
With Luo Feng's one thought, the entire bed beside him started floating. He turned his head to a television, and even it started floating too. Soon after were three chairs, a tea making machine, and the cabinet beside him. All of them were floating above the ground.
Almost everything in this room was floating above the ground, like in space where there's no gravity.
’’I can make all of these things float and yet not feel challenged or tired at all?’’ Luo Feng slowly walked to the balcony. It was late at night and completely silent. Luo Feng's gaze landed upon a fence, and with one thought.
One of the columns of the fence started rotating and it detached itself from the fence. The column's front part, under Luo Feng's gaze, started twisting and turning and turned sharp;it became a steel needle. All of this was floating in mid air with the formless power.
’’Go!’’ Luo Feng thought.
This column moved like lightning and shot towards a fake mountain in a small region. In amazing speed, the needle pierced through the boulder on the fake mountain. After piercing through, it turned around and flew straight through the hole it made.
[WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!]
The steel needle was like an uncountable number of phantoms as it pierced the fake mountain. As if pierced through a huge amount of armor piercing bullets, the mountain quickly became a sieve.
[PENG!] There was suddenly the sound of an explosion.
The fake mountain that was two to three meter high burst open and became countless, little shattered rocks. The needle that Luo Feng was controlling also blew up and became powder.
[WU WU ~~~ WU WU~~~] The entire recuperation area's sirens were going off. A large amount of lights were lit up and quite a few assault rifle wielding guardsmen rushed over.
Luo Feng immediately ran back to the bed in his room, still shocked and awed: ’’That rock which was easily two meters thick was pierced through in an instant! My needle's power was like a heavy PiMei sniper rifle shooting through armor. The needle wasn't sturdy enough so it turned into powder as it pierced through the fake mountain’’
’’I pierced through it a hundred times in just one instant. Wouldn't that be like shooting a hundred armor piercing bullets ?’’ Luo Feng took a deep breath, ’’Just, just what is happening?’’
That mysterious, fearsome power, in this regular military recuperation area, has awakened!