Chapter 1558: A Medical Miracle!
Wang Peng, who woke up from a coma, opened his eyes suddenly. He then grabbed Xing Bian, who was standing next to him, and spoke.
“I found… the mastermind of the rebellion in Guanghan City!”
“Okay, okay, I know, what you need now is rest, don’t get excited yet.” Captain Xing said in a soothing tone as he looked at the excited Wang Peng, “The case of Guanghan City is set aside for now. Let me tell you the good news first.”
“What good news?”
“After we left the team and acted alone, the ALPHA virus crisis has been resolved.” Xing Bian continued with a bright smile on his face, “Although there are still a lot of troublesome matters left to us, including how to treat those pregnant women and the 1024 ‘souls’ on the moon that have been uploaded to the hard drive… But, at the very least, we don’t have to face another world war.”
“Has it ended?”
“Yes, Wang Peng, congratulations.” Captain Xing said with a light touch of his fist on his shoulder, “After 100 years, you have finally completed your mission… Your story can be made into a movie.”
Staring at the ceiling, Wang Peng was silent for a while. He then said in a somewhat complicated tone, “To be honest… I thought I was dead this time.”
“We all thought so, but there are always miracles in this world.” Captain Xing said with a smile, “This is what the doctor said. It is a miracle that you can wake up. There seems to be a kind of… or a peculiar factor that can renew the differentiation ability of the cells that have been damaged. Therefore, the failed organs in your body were able to fix themselves. Of course, there is no way for the lungs and the organs that were removed to grow back. So, we replaced them with implants instead. I hope you can cherish them a little this time.”
“I like them very much… Speaking of which, what about Shi Jin?” Wang Peng looked around and said, “Why isn’t anyone else here?”
The agent named Shi Jin always followed Captain Xing and was regarded as his right-hand man.
When Wang Peng went to the training base in the northwest, it was Agent Shi who drove him there.
Captain Xing paused with a joyful expression on his face. After a moment of silence, he said softly, “He is no longer with us.”
Wang Peng was slightly stunned, and a heavy expression appeared on his face.
“No need to be sorry, his death is not worthy of sympathy.” Xing Bian paused for a moment. Looking at the sky outside the window, he continued, “But as a friend, I still miss him.”
Wang Peng was silent, and he hesitated whether he should change the topic, but he couldn’t think of a suitable pivot point.
Thankfully, Captain Xing quickly adjusted his mood with a sunny smile on his face.
“Don’t talk about these annoying things. After all, everything is completed successfully… After you are discharged from the hospital, let’s have a drink together with Academician Lu. To be honest, I really have to thank him this time, and to say sorry to him.”
When he said this, Xing Bian felt a little ashamed.
First of all, to involve an outsider in this crisis and push him into a dangerous situation was an unreasonable thing in itself. And Shi Jin, who he vouched for, was actually an awakened person disguised as a human being.
Regardless of the reason, he owed him an apology.
Wang Peng smiled and said, “I think Academician Lu won’t care… Speaking of which, was he here?”
Xing Bian: “I visited you with him yesterday, but you weren’t awake at that time, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing… But when I was in a coma, I faintly heard some voices, as if he was here talking.” Wang Peng scratched his cheek with his index finger. After thinking for a while, Wang Peng continued, “And… I want to talk with him about David Lawrence.”
“You’ll see him again later. Take care of your injuries first.” Xing Bian said with a smile, “We will transfer you to Jinling No. 1 Hospital tomorrow. You should know the place, right? That was the place you first woke up.”
Wang Peng joked, “Back to the starting point.”
“Isn’t it good? A new beginning.” Xing Bian continued while looking at him with a smile on his face, “We have a lot of things we have to ask you for advice.”
He did not stay long in the ward. After a while, Xing Bian turned and left.
During this period, no one disturbed him except for a nurse who came over to take his temperature and heart rate.
Feeling thirsty, Wang Peng reached out his hand while looking at the cup on the bedside table.
However, just when he wanted to bring the cup over, the cup he held in his hand broke into pieces.
Looking dumbfounded at the broken pieces on the table, Wang Peng was stunned.
“What’s going on?”
As he watched the blood oozing out of his hand, Wang Peng couldn’t figure out what was going on for a while.
He thought that all his organs had been replaced with mechanical parts, but since he could bleed after being injured, that was obviously impossible…
I awakened a certain infinite “superpower” because of a blessing in disguise? Or did the “gene lock” become unlocked in an extremely dangerous situation?
At this moment, he suddenly remembered that Captain Xing seemed to say that Lu Zhou came here with him yesterday.
Or is it Academician Lu?
But… Does he understand medicine?
Shaking his head, Wang Peng put this matter aside for the time being.
It didn’t matter for now. He would meet Academician Lu soon, and at that time, it would be clear what the reason was.
He calmly put away the broken pieces and threw them into the trash bag next to the table; all the while pretending that nothing had happened.
He lay on the bed until about 5 in the afternoon. Feeling that his body was almost recovered, he got up from the bed with the help of a nurse.
His doctor forbade him from getting out of bed so early, but he really couldn’t take it anymore. He didn’t want someone to watch over him when he used the toilet.
Under his persistent request, the nurses in the hospital did not insist further. After all, too many people had been sent to the hospital recently, and they didn’t have much energy to take care of these things.
After getting out of bed, Wang Peng supported himself by using the wall and went to the toilet.
The reason why he was holding on to the wall was not because of his injuries. It was because he wasn’t able to fully control his strength for the time being.
When returning to the ward, he vaguely heard voices coming from the corner of the corridor.
There was a hint of excitement in that voice, as if they were arguing with someone. He seemed to be mentioned in the conversation.
Out of curiosity, he stopped and listened quietly.
“Mr. Police Officer! You won’t believe this! This is simply a miracle in medical history! A man whose organs failed completely, whose entire nervous system was severely damaged, actually stood up again! Oh god, this is a gem that nature bestowed on us! He must stay here and cooperate with our research!
“If we can understand the reason for his awakening, this will completely change our biology and medicine!”
An embarrassed expression appeared on the police officer’s face when he heard the doctor talk like a lunatic.
The embassy staff standing next to him glanced at his watch impatiently.
The police officer immediately lost the smile on his face. He then looked at the doctor and said with a dry cough, “Mr. Wang Peng is a citizen of the Pan-Asian Cooperation… It is better for us not to cause diplomatic disputes.”
“How can you do this!” The doctor glared and said, “I heard that he was sent here because he broke into a private citizen’s house and was illegally armed with a gun! Even if he is a Pan-Asian citizen, he is also a criminal—”
The embassy staff glared at him and said in a warning tone, “Please pay attention to your words.”
“Okay, okay.” Seeing that the situation was going south, the police officer said with an embarrassed expression, “A criminal or not, this should be determined by our San Francisco Police Department… In short, I am afraid that David Lawrence committed, to a certain extent, an attack on Mr. Wang Peng. Wang Peng’s behavior should constitute a legitimate defense.”
The doctor’s face was full of incredible expressions.
He could not imagine that the police officer in front of him would actually say such a thing.
The embassy staff did not say anything. He went straight to the ward.
As he passed the corner, he happened to see Wang Peng standing there. After a slight daze, he smiled and said, “Mr. Wang.”
“It seems that what they said is right, you have recovered miraculously,” said the embassy staff. He extended his right hand and said, “Congratulations, and… Thank you for the work you have done for the Pan-Asian people.”
“Don’t thank me, I just did what I was supposed to do…”
Fearing that he would use too much force, Wang Peng cautiously shook his hand with that person. Afterward, he quickly retracted his right hand.
“Speaking of… Am I going to transfer to the hospital tomorrow?”
The embassy staff didn’t care that Wang Peng took his hand away in a hurry. He graciously withdrew his hand, smiled, and said, “Yes, there will be a special plane arriving at San Francisco Airport tomorrow, and I will accompany you back to Jinling by then. Mr. Li Guangya hopes to see you and will probably award you a medal at that time. It’s great that you can get out of bed and walk around.”
“Where’s Academician Lu?”
Embassy staff: “He might stay here for a few more days… He wants to stay alone for a while and wander around San Francisco.”
Seems like I can only talk to him after he comes back to China.
“That’s all, thanks.”
“You don’t have to thank me,” the embassy staff member said with a smile. “Go back to the ward and have a good rest. We will leave early tomorrow morning.”