Chapter 6: Hidden Secrets
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Chu Ying was shocked when she saw Chu Ze from outside the door.
The koi that was around 30 centimeters long last night had now grown to 50 centimeters long.
“Oh my God, what did Manman feed it last night? How did it grow so fast?”
Then, Chu Ying looked at the small bag of fish food in her hand.
“This fish food is so little, it’s definitely not enough. I have to go out and buy more fish food. I have to hurry and find Li Manman.”
“I have to tell her that Little Ze has grown bigger again. Tell her not to buy a fish tank yet.”
At this moment, Li Manman was in the aquarium shop asking the owner if there were any goldfish that could grow to a very big size..
However, what the owner of the aquarium shop said didn’t match up with Little Ze.
Li Manman had no choice but to give up on asking for information and focus on picking up the fish tank.
“Manman, come out for a while.”
After running through several shops, she finally found Li Manman.
“Don’t buy the fish tank yet. Come back with me to have a look first.”
Then, Li Manman walked out under the owner’s resentful gaze.
Seeing Chu Ying’s expression, Li Manman couldn’t help but ask in a low voice, “Did it get bigger again?”
“Yes, yes, it’s almost half a meter now.”
“What? It wasn’t that big when I woke up this morning. Let’s go back and take a look.”
However, just as Chu Ying left, a group of people jumped into the room through the window.
A young man was holding a device in his hand, constantly checking the items in the room.
The others were all on the lookout, in case the owner of the room suddenly returned.
Just as the instrument in the young man’s hand was pointing at the fish tank, a series of beeps suddenly sounded.
“Boss, we found it. The special energy fluctuation last night came from here.”
The boss of this group of people looked at the place where the instrument was pointing at. It was the place where Chu Ze was staying.
“Eh, it’s actually a koi. Go, fish it out and take a look.”
The nearly half-meter-long koi was grabbed by the gills and pulled out.
At this moment, Chu Ze also knew that these people were not simple. He had to act more like a fish.
If someone found out that he was abnormal, it was very likely that he would be captured and studied.
“This koi looks normal except for its size.”
The boss touched Chu Ze’s scales and patted them.
“These scales are quite strong. Open its mouth and let me take a look.”
Someone immediately came over and forcefully opened Chu Ze’s mouth.
Chu Ze carefully hid his sharp teeth. If these people found out, something bad would happen today.
The boss looked at the inside of the fish’s mouth. “Yeah, it’s still like an ordinary koi. Moreover, it hasn’t put up much of a fight since it came out of the water.”
“It looks like an ordinary domestic koi. It must have been exposed to humans for a long time for it to be so docile and not aggressive.”
“Let’s not talk too much. Get on the equipment. We need to look at the data from the equipment.”
Then, the young man next to him took out an equipment and kept scanning Chu Ze’s body. A series of data appeared on the computer he carried with him.
“Check the evolution level of this fish first.”
The data on the computer finally stopped fluctuating. The young man put away the device and looked at the computer.
“Captain, this fish has evolved twice. It seems that both times it evolved its defense. Its scales have become very tough.”
Hearing this news, Chu Ze secretly let out a sigh of relief.
“It’s alright, it’s alright. It shouldn’t be a problem if the scales become hard.”
The captain caressed the scales on Chu Ze’s body. “Mm, these scales feel pretty good. Continue testing and see how much mutation potential this fish has.”
After checking the data for a while, the young man replied to the captain.
“Captain, after comparison, the cell activity of this fish is about 5% higher than that of ordinary fish. It’s far from being able to mutate again.”
The captain nodded and said, “Mm, put this fish back. Koi represents good luck. I hope this koi will allow us to proceed smoothly.”
“Captain, do you still believe in this?”
“This is not a question of whether I believe it or not. The problem is that there are so many things happening right now, and many of them are things that science cannot explain.”
“Recently, there have been many incidents of mutated creatures hurting people. There is still some evidence that can be explained.”
“But there are also some strange creatures that have appeared in places where there are few people and no pollution. Even creatures from ancient myths have started to appear. How do you explain this?”
The young man scratched his head. “I don’t know either. I only know how to play with these machines. Captain, you have been in this line of work for so long. You must know more than us.”
The captain shook his head. “Actually, I don’t know much either. In the past, there were only one or two mutated creatures a year, and they were all slight mutations.”
“At that time, they were mainly used for research in the laboratory. It’s different now.”
“Now, the mutated creatures are almost all over the world. Especially after the nuclear sewage was discharged into the sea, the number of mutated creatures has increased rapidly.”
“In recent years, even humans have mutated.”
The captain smiled and looked at the young man. “If you can enter the special forces of the country, you might be able to understand the situation here. You won’t be able to get much information from our small police station.”
A young man beside the window suddenly turned his head and said, “Captain, the owner of the house has returned. She has entered the community.”
The captain nodded and said, “Everyone, evacuate.”
“Captain, what about the fish?”
“It has no offensive power, no combat ability, and its mutation potential has been exhausted. Don’t worry about it. The fish can only be kept as an ornamental fish.”
Everyone began to retreat in a hurry.
Chu Ze learned a lot from their conversation and began to think.
It seemed that these people were from the department that specialized in finding mutant creatures. But how did these people find him?
“Special energy fluctuations? They need to scan me after they come in. That means I normally don’t have any energy fluctuations. Maybe the energy fluctuations produced during evolution have been caught.”
Just as Chu Ze was thinking, Chu Ying and Li Manman came in.
“Manman, look, Little Ze has grown so big. If it keeps growing, we won’t be able to keep it in the fish tank.”
“Yeah, at this rate, we won’t be able to keep it in the fish tank soon. Do you want to dig a pool?”
Chu Ying was surprised. “But we live in the community. If we keep such a strange fish in the pool, will someone take it away?”
“It’s impossible for us to dig in the residential area, right?”
“Yeah, that’s hard to do. Class is officially starting tomorrow, so we don’t have time to do this for now.”
Chu Ying took out the dried fish that she had just bought. “Such a big fish, it must eat a lot of food in a day. feed it some dried fish first.”
Speaking of feeding Chu Ze, Li Manman suddenly realized that there was only one fish left in the fish tank. The other fish had disappeared.
“Where are all the fish in the tank? Did they all get eaten by this fish?”
Chu Ying scratched her head awkwardly. “I’m sorry. Little Ze has eaten all the fish that you’ve been raising for so long.”