"There is a meteor shower tonight, it hasn't occurred in a hundred years. I have already talked with a few old classmates and we are going to the suburbs together in order to watch it, are you coming?" At the other end of the microphone came a excited voice.
The young man sitting at the computer desk had the phone lying by his side and had a microphone on his ear. Both of his hands were placed on the screen in front of him. In his right hand he held a pen and he continued to drawing as he spoke. "The outside is too cold, I'm not going."
"Thank you for being lazy, why don't you lazy to death?" Their relationship had always been the same as that of brothers. Lu Yuan had therefore not truly been offended by the youth's crude refusal and proposed: "Well, let me at least take a few pictures for you later."
Xie Tao responded with a few disinterested "Mm-s" as the other person continued chatting and waited for the opposite person to hang up first. He then lifted a hand and took the microphone clipped to his ear and put it back on the phone base.
Xie Tao still wanted to continue working for a while, but when his fingers touched the edge of the drawing board, a stream of light glided through the corner of his eye, and then the next second a loud bang shook the tympanic membrane of Xie Tao. He could even feel the impact through his desk's tremors.
A meteor actually crashed in his yard...?
Xie Tao held onto his precious drawing board for a second before turning to look out at yard, he then finally decided to go out and have a look.
Walking downstairs he saw that many of his plants had been shaken by the impact and had fallen down, lying broken on the floor. As he went outside to the small yard he noticed that the potted plants he had planted were almost all the same, but it was too late to feel distressed. Looking around Xie Tao saw hole in the ground not far away, the hole was seemingly giving of a golden glow.
It was already a bit late and the sky had begun to darken, many things will shine will be very conspicuous in the dim environment. Xie Tao thought about going closer to take a better look, however he suddenly saw something float up for the hole, it was a golden glowing ball...
"..." Xie Tao pressed his lips together and subconsciously took a stepped back.
Calm down, as a qualified citizen of the 21st century, he must believe and have faith in science...
However, the power of science obviously can't explain what he currently saw and neither could it save him in this moment. He prepared to run but the floating golden ball almost immediately saw through his intentions.
Just like a bullet, it shoot forward with a speed far too fast for Xie Tao to avoid and in the scene reflected in his eyes, the golden ball got getting bigger and bigger, then it hit him with a flash.
There was no pain, but Xie Tao's vision immediately darkened and fell into darkness.
When he regained consciousness, he found that the surrounding area had become a white space with no end.
Science, from a firm believer to completely giving up.
He looked around. The space seemed very unstable. In the distance, far way, he could see that some of the space has even collapsed and twisted.
He felt that he had encountered a very troublesome thing....
However, once this unscientific reality was accepted, Xie Tao was able to cope with the current situation and turned his gaze to the golden light ball that brought him this space.
He doesn't know if this ball of light is a conscious, but the other party is the only moving object he can touch in this space. Xie Tao can only try to communicate now: "You..."
"I am Xia Zuo, I am sorry to bring you to this space without greeting you first, but it's only here that I can talk to you." The voice that sounded directly in his head interrupted what Xie Tao wanted to say. The voice sounded very weak, but did not stop after the first sentence. "In my world, all the world lines leads to the same ending, even if I go back to the past to make all kinds of different choices, it doesn't matter. I even tried to kill the root cause of the destruction of the world... but the outcome has not changed."
The other party did not have much time left and despite the confusion of the young person in front of them, they had to rush through all the necessary things. "The final judgment requires the help of external forces, so I came to this world to find you."
"This ball of light is my only sense of existence, when reaching the world there, it will give you the final guidance."
There was absolutely no chance of interjecting. After listening to these few paragraphs, Xie Tao's eyes widen and he knew he had been rushed to the front lines.
Putting science aside, Xie Tao actually understood what the other party said.
To put it simply, the other party wants to stop the destruction of his world, but he can't change the ending, so the he puts the last hope on an external force, a person form another world.
Just like when subtracting 4-3, it is impossible to get 0. It is necessary to add a "1" in the formula. Xie Tao was now equivalent to this "1".
"Then I will answer 'OK'." The sloppy character of the encounter made Xie Tao sigh and he raised his hand to suppress the restless hair on his head.
Sure enough, he was in trouble, and he still didn't refuse it.
"Just build a link, don't worry. And thank you very much, no matter what the final result is, you will be safe and it will not have much impact on your real life." There was no time to explain more.
Will not have much impact on your real life... Real life? Capturing the key information in this sentence, Xie Tao wanted to ponder the meaning, but his consciousness was once again moved.
The link was established.
Opening his eyes, Xie Tao immediately took a sharp breath and the cold air seeped into his lungs, cooling him further. Looking around, he found himself lying on the ground, his clothes were very thin, and the back was still attached to the cold winter ground.
His first reaction was to get up and it was first then that Xie Tao was able to observe the surroundings. As expected, the scene was completely unfamiliar to him.
He was in an inaccessible remote alley, it was very narrow and could only let two people walk side by side.
The sky suddenly cast a shadow, he looked up and saw a huge silver-gray starship with a icy metal gleam.
He had really traversed.
The whole world here seemed to be in the high-tech era of a interstellar future. However despite it, the appearance of the buildings were unexpectedly similar to that of his world.
Xie Tao looked at the sky in for a moment, but he quickly adjusted his mind and moved his eyes to the golden ball that was still floating in front of him.
As it came in contact with the youth's gaze, the floating golden light ball moved forward a distance, then stopped at the place and swayed, as if to signal to the youth.
Xie Tao easily grasped the meaning of the action of the light ball and did not hesitated to follow.
This planet was a famous trade planet, starships and airships could always be seen in the sky. Commercial streets are abound and there were many tourists moving around. It can be said that this is a very prosperous planet.
But even in a prosperous place, there must be a relatively old area.
After being led by the light ball for about ten minutes, Xie Tao was taken to a place that seemed to be untouched by the surrounding technology. Finally the ball of light stopped in front of an old rusty iron gate.
They had arrived.
Xie Tao was curious and excited looked up only to be stunned.
Cub Raising Associations?
In this moment, Xie Tao even suspected that the other party had taken the wrong road. Was it not a "save the world" mission? A heroic script that held a dream-like difficult and exciting adventure?? How can it have changed the script?!
But the golden light ball that arrived at this place had no means of diversion and as a residual consciousness, it could neither understand the complex expression on the youth face.
The golden ball of light sunk and touched the piece of paper stuck to the old iron gate that seemed to be on the verge of being blown away by the cold wind. It was obvious that the young man had to peel off the piece of paper and read it.
The paper was not attached to the bottom, and Xie Tao easily removed the entire piece of paper from the iron door. It was a recruitment flyer, the paper was a bit crumpled but did not affect the ability to read it and at the top it stood clearly written ->
[Cub Raising Association invites childcare staff]
Xie Tao: "..."
So... saving the world by being a childcare worker?
He looked down at the recruitment form held in his hand, then looked up to see the various kinds of facilities that looked very old and simple, the cub raising association... Xie Tao stood frozen place.
The so-called cub raising association, the definition of "association" here is not the same as the general association of Xie Tao's world. The nature of it is a bit special.
The Cubs Raising Association is a general term for an institution. It is actually like the one in front of Xie Tao. The Cubs Raising Associations distributed on various planets belonging to the club.
The Cub Raising Association is almost equivalent to a combination of a juvenile welfare home and a kindergarten. In addition to the adoption of unguarded cubs as appropriate, they will also be charging for cubs and will be responsible for the care and teaching of the cubs.
Like some famous clubs, there are countless parents who have tried their best to find a good connection and want to give their children a place to enroll, it's true even for the powerful families.
This is because, as one of the top five nursery care clubs in the interstellar ranks, it has without exception hired the best gold medal nurses who have won the Star Alliance S-level evaluation, and of course the environmental conditions for nursing the young children are also very good.
Every caregiver who has won the Star Alliance S-level evaluation can be said to be extremely expensive to hire. Currently there are only six in the interstellar and their low number only makes them even more desirable, everyone wants them.
The reason for wanting is also very simple. One of the core reasons is that the S-level evaluation represents their special ability to guide and inspire the youngsters to develop their own abilities.
For example, a young baboon who can only develop a single abilities can, with the help of S-level caregivers dig out a potential second ability. This development of potential talents can only be effective in the early childhood, and when it reaches adulthood, the potential that is not apparent on the surface will be further weakened and buried deeper.
Another example is a young baboon who can only develop low-level abilities. After receiving their guidance, the potential can be stimulated, and there is a certain probability that a high-level ability can be developed.
Although it is only a probability and it may not be 100% successful, but which parents would not want their youngsters to win at the starting line?
Therefore, there is a phenomenon nowadays. There are countless parents in the interstellar rankings who have tens of thousands of parents rushing to send money every year. The gold medal nurses who have won the Star Alliance S-level evaluation are almost all offered. Parents who have an expectation for their young children will really give a table of tributes and burn up the incense to worship.
However, Xie Tao, who is still standing in a daze with a recruitment list, is still unaware of it all. These beautiful things are not related to him for the time being - after all, in this branch, all kinds of facilities are old and it is impossible to see the importance of the cub raising club at a glance.
Taking back his line of sight, Xie Tao took the job recruitment flyer in his hand and walked in, through the open iron gate.
The author has something to say:
In the middle of the night, quietly open a text
Kaikeng Daji~ The little angel who posted a message in this chapter today has a red envelope, which is also a late New Year's greeting. =3=
It's been a long time since I wrote a single world, I hope to write a warm story 诶嘿
Yay! My first translated chapter! ＼(^o^)／