Global Evolution - Chapter 71
Chapter 71: Chapter 71 Micro
Translator: Letty Editor: Jello
’’Are you kidding me? Do you want to go back in there for real?’’ Ming Yi was shocked by their
decision as he saw their bumping fists. ’’Are you crazy? It is all dark in here, and it will be even
worse in the jungle. We almost got killed when the Sun was up, and what if the millipedes
’’Then we'll just run back.’’ Chang laughed, ’’I just need to make sure that he was not left behind.
Although we didn't know each other for long, we have been through rough times, I can't and I
will not abandon my friend.’’
’’Well, I guess everyone thinks differently. Whatever, but I just won't go with you.’’ Ming Yi
sighed. It was a long sigh mixed with pity and praise. ’’I am not scared, but I am just not
obligated to go back in there with you. In fact, it is my courtesy to let you go. Our mission was to
protect Mr. Li to Zhengzhou safely. Now that you are leaving, even if I get to the institute, we
will still fail our mission. Who knows what our punishment is going to be? Of course the
institute have no idea on what is going on here, but getting there without Mr. Li is not making
me better off.’’
’’Therefore, it'd be a great loss for me if you go!’’ Ming Yi sighed again deliberately loud.
’’Don't worry, we'll come out alive. And... could you do me a huge favor?’’ Chang was almost
begging as he handed Jing to Ming Yi, ’’She is one of ours. Can you please take care of her for
me? Trust me, If we get out from there safely, we'll certainly come back to you.’’
’’Of course I believe in you, you can risk your lives for someone lost in the jungle without
knowing if he is dead or not, you won't abandon this one for sure.’’ Ming Yi took Jing who was
still in coma.
’’Where do we meet if you come back?’’
’’There.’’ Chang pointed at the direction of north east, spoke ’’If you keep going along the road,
you'll see the campus of North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power, do
you know that school?’’
’’I've heard of it before, it isn't that far from here.’’ Ming Yi nodded.
’’Just go there and wait for us, it should be relatively safer in the college campus. If we come out
alive, then we'll go there immediately.’’ Chang lingered beside Jing, ’’Please, please take care of
her, if we don't come back, then she...’’
Chang paused, he rephrased his words ’’Then...please just don't give up on her, she is useful.’’
He firmly pressed on Ming Yi's shoulder to show his determination. He took a deep breath and
looked in to Qing Shui's eyes and asked, ’’Shall we?’’
The duo waved to Ming Yi saying goodbye and again they entered the jungle of fear.
Both Chang and Qing Shui walked in quick steps, and as the path gradually became covered
with thick grass, the trees became taller and denser by their sides. The green world welcomed
them with a taste of horror.
’’It is getting too dark in here, your vision must be limited too.’’ Qing Shui slowed down after
stepping into the lushness that they had been trying to running away from, ’’How far can you
’’Not too far.’’ Chang tried hard to estimate, ’’6 or 7 meters maybe? It reduced half of what I can
see in the morning, what about you?’’
’’Less than a meter!’’ Qing Shui spoke against Chang's ears ’’I can't even see your face if I am a
few steps back!’’
’’No way...that's almost blind. Chang looked at Qing Shui, ’’Follow me tightly.’’
’’I will.’’ Qing Shui answered.
They walked shoulder to shoulder, and returned to where they almost got trapped by the
millipedes. It wasn't too far away from the edge of the jungle here, but there was almost no
trace of any of the troop to be found; the power of nature erased the marks of the previous
All the millipedes were gone and so was Pangzi, Dr. Huang, and the others.
The night in the jungle seemed serene.
’’There is nothing left.’’ Chang looked around and said.
’’There must be something! I bet at least one person in the troop was taken away by the
millipedes, just search for clothes or backpack pieces.’’ Qing Shui squatted down, trying to find
some clues with his poor vision.
’’Okay.’’ Chang also squatted down, carefully searched for traces.
Five minutes after, their effort seemed to have paid off.
’’There is a piece of cloth torn apart.’’ Chang lifted that cloth with a slim branch.
’’The millipede must have eaten this person, leaving the clothes behind in this mess.’’ Qing Shui
carefully took that piece of cloth that was soaked with blood and flesh, and he shook off the
small insects that were foraging on the cloth.
’’Wait, there are some messy footprints over there.’’ Chang literally lying on his stomach trying
to search, ’’They don't look like they came from the same person, I am just not sure if there are
some that belong to Pangzi.’’
’’Where? Let me see.’’ Qing Shui went closer.
’’There.’’ Chang pointed at the messy footprints.
’’Wait, there are some belong to him!’’ Qing Shui examined and measurements of those
footprints, and he then pointed at 2 of them confidently ’’They are Pangzi's for sure!’’
’’No way...how can you tell them apart?’’ Chang kept his eyes wide open in order to tell the
differences between the footprints, but failed. ’’They seem the same to me, how do you know
they are Pangzi's?’’
’’It's a natural thing for me. A difference of millimeter to me is probably as obvious as a meter
difference in your eyes. And those footprints are more than one millimeters in difference, I just
can't ignore that. I can't be wrong.’’ Qing Shui followed the footprints as he reasoned.
’’But how? Can you even remember the size of our shoes? That's a little creepy to me.’’ Chang
hurried up. He found the footprints and now it was Qing Shui's turn to tell them apart. They
groped forward along the marks.
’’Well, don't you remember my ability? It falls into the cognitive category, but more precisely, I
am extremely good at information collection and memory analysis. I simply can't forget
anything I've seen.’’ Qing Shui didn't stop as he spoke, ’’It seems like he was in panic. He took
huge steps and they are all over the place. There must've been a millipede that hunted him.’’
’’I hope he fled...’’ Chang walked on the other side of the footprints, and after about 50 meters,
Qing Shui no longer needed to distinguish the footprints. There was only one kind left here, and
it was Pangzi's.
’’He ran pretty far away from where we were.’’ Qing Shui kept chasing after the footprints and
murmured to himself, ’’This doesn't look right though.’’
’’Really...’’ Chang was only able to say one word until his body became stiff and rigid all of a
sudden. He was stuck in a weird posture floating in the air and tilted forward, as if he was a
marionette. He was frozen.
’’Hey, what happened?’’ Qing Shui became attentive immediately with a knife in his hand.
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’’Don't come over, I seem to be stuck on something sticky.’’ Chang waved his arms in the air, but
the great effort he made only caused a slight rebound, as if there was a set of invisible shackles,
his movement was completely restricted by it.
’’Okay you should stop moving.’’ Seeing Chang in struggle, Qing Shui picked up the highpowered
flashlight that was tucked on his belt, he turned on the light to illuminate his
’’Jesus, what did I just see? It is spider silk!’’ In the light, Chang noticed his body was wrapped
around by threads of pink spider silk. The spider silk was crystal clear and it easily became
invisible in the red fog and it blended perfectly to the environment. In the darkness of the
night, even human with good vision like Chang, would be unable to find their presence.
’’The spider silk seemed tenacious as steel.’’ Qing Shui carefully approached to Chang, ’’The
more you move, the more it will get onto you.’’
’’Then what do I do?’’
’’Don't worried, I know how to deal with it.’’ Qing Shui took out a lighter from his pocket, and
teared off a piece of cloth from his jacket, he wrapped the cloth around a branch, ’’We'll just
need to burn it.’’
’’Okay.’’ Chang was slightly relieved, he rolled his eyes from side to side to observe the
surrounding. ’’Can you do it quicker? I feel like the vibration from my struggle has informed the
’’You are correct, it is coming.’’ Qing Shui just wrapped the branch, a dark shadow passed by
swiftly in front of him, he threw the branch on the ground in hurry and clenched his knife.
’’Where??’’ Chang struggled to turn his head, but his head had spider silk pasted all over, he
can't move at all.
’’Don't even try, you can't see it, it is behind you!’’
’’Kill it! Don't let it bite me!’’ Chang shook his body even harder as if that could shake off the
spider from his web. ’’How big is it?’’
’’Not too big, and don't move.’’ Qing Shui full concentrated on the spider that is in the size of his
face; on its body, there were reds stripes alternative with whites. The spider stopped right
behind Chang before making next move, It also stared at Qing Shui with its eight eyes.
A man and a spider confronted for half a second.
Then the moved in synchronization.
The spider seemed not to care much about the man that was immobile on the web, it threw
itself on Qing Shui directly.
Qing Shui also moved the knife to the front of his chest.
The spider was speedy - compare to the spider, Qing Shui was much slower indeed.
If things went the way it should be, there will be 100% chance that the spider will land on Qing
Shui first, and Qing Shui would lose balance from its attack, died of the venomous spider.
Perhaps it was a contingency, or it was precisely calculated by Qing Shui, his knife had not
gotten to in front of his chest, it was braked by the spider - it crushed on his knife.
As if it was a bizarre yet coincidental accident, the spider swoop onto the blade.
What was even more unexplainable was the fact the spider hit itself onto its weak spot, where
the head connected with its torso, it was out of protection from its harden fur.
And that was not the end - Qing Shui reacted fast enough after the spider's fail attempt, he
quickly swung the knife to his side, that action sliced off the spider's head effortlessly.
The spider must had a really bad luck to encounter Qing Shui in this way, it didn't even touch an
inch of skin of whom just killed it, it fell onto the grass lifelessly.
The whole process was less than a second.
’’The spider is dead.’’ Qing Shui wiped off the body fluid of the spider using a leaf nearby, then
he picked up the branch again.
’’Really? That was quick.’’ Chang was astonished by how quickly Qing Shui handled the spider,
’’Was it weak?’’
’’I don't know, I only knew if a species is what I can fight with, it is usually effortless to me. I
can't tell whether is weak or not.’’ Qing Shui lit up the rags on the branch, making it into a small
The small torch went under the spider silk, softened the spider silk around Chang's limbs.
Chang regained his power as the spider silk loosened him.
’’Finally! It doesn't feel good as a fish on the chopping board.’’ Chang jumped off the web, then
he took over Qing Shui's flashlight, ’’We need to keep it on, otherwise I can't see the web.’’
’’Sure.’’ Qing Shui nodded ’’But I feel it's a bit strange around here, we need to be more careful.’’
With the help from the flashlight, Chang was able see further again. Illuminated by the warm
yellow light, a cruel fact cooled down his heart - the spider web was everywhere.
The jungle ahead, as much as Chang could see, was weaved together by all kinds of spider web -
large and small, thick and thin. It wasn't hard to give an estimate on how many spiders reside
in here - countless.
’’How dangerous did you think the spider is?’’ Chang was staggered by the numerous spider
web. He asked Qing Shui.
’’1.5 if you were to put that in danger index, it is merely my estimation though. And they seemed
to be venomous.’’ Qing Shui gave a truthful answer.
’’If there are more than 8 of them come altogether, we'd be endangered. And looking around
here, I feel like there are much more.’’ The flashlight swept across the jungle. ’’But interestingly,
I don't see any of them. Where are they? One spider can't weave this much webs.’’
’’I don't know either, but I agree with you, there can't be only one spider.’’ Qing Shui frowned
’’Where did they go?’’
A sharp squeak flashed across the jungle.
Something they were familiar with; it was a roar from the millipede! The roar sounded like it
came from the further end of the jungle.
It was a painful shriek though.
’’This is why!! Most of the spiders are attacking the millipedes that entered their territory. Let's
take the opportunity to find Pangzi!’’ Qing Shui was ecstatic, he immediately pulled Chang to go
’’Hurry up, time does not wait for us.’’
’’Yes.’’ Chang looked down on the ground to find more footprints.
With the help from the flashlight, they dodged layers of spider webs, a familiar figure was hung
above the end of the footprints