Chapter 976: Finding Out About The Situation Of Luchan City
Author's Note: Unedited Chapters
Gustav had reappeared within his room in the MBO tower and heaved a sigh of relief that his call of judgement was correct.
Everything had gone according to plan even though he had to improvise and make a few changes to the plan during his mission.
Initially, Gustav decided he would just take another scientist's ident.i.ty after abducting them if he wasn't able to access the floor he needed to with Tantrum's ident.i.ty.
Luckily, catching the attention of Amira and engaging in that dialogue with her during lunch greatly helped in his plans.
Now Tantrum would return to duty thinking all those memories were his whereas they weren't. The part where they had to exchange ident.i.ties would never happen again because Gustav had told Amira initially that it was done with the help of a drug that was extremely difficult to acquire.
Tantrum could just tell her next time that he wasn't able to get any.
The night went by quickly and the MBO officers in the bureau were still unable to explain what had happened during midnight.
The culprits were unknown and every officer was accounted for. Tantrum was the only one who wasn't at his duty post during the explosion but no suspicions were brought up from his side because Amira had claimed they were together at the time.
Tantrum's memories ended at the part where he and Amira split ways in the room and some memories that would have led back to Gustav being in control were also missing so Tantrum couldn't explain why he was back in the room when he and Amira already parted ways.
That gap in memory felt a bit suspicious to him but he couldn't inform anyone about this since he didn't want the others to start suspecting him of anything.
The investigations continued regardless and the whole Bureau was on the alert as they checked every nook and cranny of the structure. Crosschecking footage for anything they might have missed was something they did again.
However, Gustav had gotten them on this one and left no clues for them to link anything back to him.
He knew he would be able to use the dimensional bracelet within the Bureau after coming back, due to the hole he left within the dimensional and anti-dimensional barrier.
Gustav sat on his bed as he recalled the rewards he got from completing the one-year quest.
'5 Temporary Bloodline Enhancement Card... Does it function like the Bloodline Enhancement pills I used earlier?' Gustav asked internally.
("Even better,") The system responded.
"Hmm that's good since it might allow me to use more abilities from the Mental Manipulation Bloodline or any other one I might decide to use it on," Gustav said with a low tone.
"But I can't keep using these Bloodline Enhancement pills or what other means to enhance my damaged Mental Manipulation Bloodline... I want to fix it," Gustav muttered.
("You can do that but are you sure you have the time to do that right now?") The system asked.
"Well... I completed the quest. I need to further the research and find out more about the Warp demolator and if it poses a threat to the earth in the future as well as how to stop or prevent it... I need to visit and collect data from the secret research centre Amira's mother mentioned... Maybe after all these, I might have time to register for IYSOP..." Gustav realised just how many tasks he had at hand just mentioning these few.
("Besides that, there's still something else,") The system voiced with a slightly ominous tone.
"Huh?" Gustav exclaimed.
("Check the news,") The system replied.
Gustav squinted his eyes a little after hearing that and proceeded to bring out his device before checking new platforms online.
Minutes later there were different holographic screens displaying different media outlets with a similar story.
-"h.o.a.rDES OF INFECTED HAVE BEEN TRYING TO INFILTRATE LUCHAN CITY FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS!"
-"THE MBO ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO CONTAIN THE SITUATION WITH THE INCREASING NUMBER OF INFECTED SHOWING UP IN LUCHAN CITY BORDERS!"
-"RUMORS HAVE SPREAD OF THE WORLD GOVERNMENT THREATENING TO GIVE THE ORDER FOR THE CITY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS TO BE BLASTED OFF THE MAP!"
-"EVACUATION AND TESTING HAVE BEEN ONGOING FOR OVER 48HRS AND THE CITY STILL HASN'T BEEN EVACUATED COMPLETELY DUE TO TESTING,"
-"RUMORS HAVE IT THAT THIS INFECTION IS MAN-MADE AND REWRITES THE DNA OF EVERY LIVING THING,"
Gustav had a look of disappointment as he watched the new outlets showcase similar news. The infection that the world government had been trying to keep under wraps had now been exposed to everyone due to this new incident.
The evacuation was extremely difficult because other cities were closing their borders to prevent entry. They were afraid of the infected infiltrating their city and infecting others.
"How is it that the world is always placed in jeopardy whenever I am away?" Gustav said as he recalled the issue with Yung Jo as well.
Although this case was a lot lesser in terms of danger, it still had the potential to cause bigger issues if it wasn't dealt with immediately.
Also, everyone had their abilities so Jack could have taken care of this but he was currently out of Earth taking care of the issue with the Mendologas.
Due to what had happened the last time with Yung Jo, Earth had gotten into a serious crisis with the Mendologas.
There was currently a battle going on on their planet with earth slowly taking over their planet and Jack destroying their most powerful beings one after the other.
Gustav was not strong enough to engage in such a battle yet except he would be amongst the fodders that stood in the front line so they had left him out of it.
Either way, he was currently off the earth with some of earth's strongest as well.
Gustav could see that according to the news and footage from Luchan City, Gradier Xanatus was dealing with the situation as the commanding over in charge.
Gustav was instantly able to tell that this was the case related to what Red Shadow had been complaining about.