Chapter 686: WHERE EVERTHING HAD STARTED
"So, you want to know about your father." Juan straightened his back. "Well, you don't have to rush things."
Mu Lan raised an eyes brow. "Rush? I'm sorry. I don't think I'm the one who is in rush. It's you."
"If I was in rush would I be waiting for you to get your memory back?" Juan wanted to play tai-chi.
Mu Lan sneered. "Even if you are not in hurry, you have to tell me about my father as a punishment of what you made me go through in Egypt." She wouldn't fall into his trap.
Juan sighed. He seemed to forget that she liked to hold grudges.
"I will tell you everything, but you have to promise me that you cannot take hasty decision. It's not only about your father but your entire family." Juan seriously spoke.
Mu Lan flinched. Of course, she knew the reason she chose the hard life when she was young because she wanted to save her family members. She nodded. "Alright."
Juan told her a story about when everything had started.
It was 1992, the month of June.
Professor Ryuren was going home after shopping. He bought lots of vegetables since his wife was pregnant. He really wished to have a girl. However, if it was a boy, he would gladly except that too. Ever since he married her, his life was full of happiness that he couldn't describe.
"Baby, I'm home." He unlocked the door and went inside the house.
"Welcome home, dear." A cheerful voice came out from kitchen. Zhuan Zhen was three months pregnant. Her belly was still flat.
Professor Ryuren put down the groceries and hugged his wife from behind. "You look beautiful as usual." He praised her.
Zhuan Zhen was warming the milk. She turned off the stove and hugged him back. "You are so handsome as usual."
Professor Ryuren kissed his wife and then pushed her to the living room. "Stay here, I will serve you the milk."
"Aren't you tired?" She asked as she sat down on the sofa.
"Absolutely not. You cannot go in front of the stoves. I will cook from now on." He went to the kitchen.
Zhuan Zhen smiled as she put her hand on her chin. "Then, should I do your work? I know Ancient Greek."
Professor Ryuren smiled back and said, "I will let you do whatever you want after you give birth to our child."
Zhuan Zhen pouted. "I'll be bored to death." She stretched her hands.
"I will give you some materials. Why don't you solve them? They are complicated. You will love them." Professor Ryuren handed her a glass of milk and sat beside her.
"As long as I can pass some time." She drank the milk.
Professor Ryuren turned on the television to watch the news. Their eyes caught on a specific news.
The reporter was saying, "Now I will talk about the incident that occurred in Saudi Arabia. The virus called Mors has spread the whole country and third of the population is suffering from it. Half of them in the verge of death. The dead bodies are being burnt and then buried in the desert. The doctors and the medical researchers cannot find any specific reason where this virus came from. They are trying to make an antivirus. However, this virus is worse than AIDS. The scientists cannot find any cure. The neighboring countries aren't letting the Saudi Arabian's enter their countries since this virus can spread into other countries. Many developed countries gave a helping hand to Saudi Arabia by giving foods and medicine. The Sultan's new born daughter died after suffering from the virus Mors. However, the royal family didn't get the time to grieve. They are busy handling the situation of the whole country. Everything is in chaos."
Zhuan Zhen frowned. "That's terrible."
Professor Ryuren clenched his fists. He trembled slightly.
His wife noticed his unusual behavior. "What's wrong with you?"
He looked at her. "Do you remember a guy came from Saudi Arabia to research something for their company?"
"Yeah, but you are not a scientist. So, you turned him down." She remembered.
"I think that company is involved with this madness. They wanted to create the most expensive medicine that can cure any diseases. Instead of that, they invented the virus and the situation went out of their hands. Or maybe, they did that on purpose." He was angry.
She blinked. "For real? What do they want? Power or money? Just for that they will kill their own people. They are simply horrible."
Professor Ryuren hugged his wife. "Baby, I'm thinking of something."
Zhuan Zhen hugged her husband back. "Do you want to help them?"
He buried his head on her shoulder. "Can I? But I don't' know how long it will take and you are in this condition, I just don't know what to do?"
"First tell me where will you get the antidote if you don't know about the virus itself." She asked calmly.
Professor Ryuren thought for a while before answering, "I'm thinking of going to the Bermuda Triangle."
Zhuan Zhen was stunned. "What?" She thought of something and asked, "Is it about the last material you gave it to me?"
He nodded. "Yes, and I have a hunch that I will find what I'm looking for there. You know that my hunch is never wrong."
"Are you sure that you are the only one who knows that place. This place might it guarded. I mean, no one come back alive after going there who knows what's in there. I think you should think this thoroughly." She grabbed his hand tightly.
"I know. I'm thinking about it for a while, but now I don't have much time left. People are dying. I can't just seat and watch." He patted her head trying to reassure her.
Zhuan Zhen was still worried. "Dear, you are not a soldier or a special agent. How will you survive after going there?"
"Just the way I survived past years. Don't' forget that I'm an archeologist and a researcher. I can handle a little adventure." He kissed her forehead.
Zhuan Zhen trembled. "Don't try to fool me. I don't care what you are going to do but you have to come back alive and in one piece. Promise me."
"I promise." He hugged her again.