This Curse Is Just Awesome - Chapter 20
Chapter 20: Skyrocketing Strength (2)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
After cautiously looking around and confirming that there wasn’t any danger, he bent down and flipped the corpse over, only to see that the face of the corpse was densely covered in holes.
When he flipped the corpse around, black semi-coagulated blood oozed out from the holes. Terrified, Chen Yu fell backward, and a “f*ck” slipped out of his mouth.
He fell to the ground.
“This is a typical radiation overdose, I guess?”
Dragging his dense protective gear and standing up, Chen Yu’s heart thumped wildly.
Evidently, this corpse was among the first batch of lucky ones to enter this Foreign Realm.
They hadn’t realized that the surrounding area was full of terrifying radiation.
Arriving at this point during their expedition, they discovered that their bodies were becoming weaker and weaker, and they could no longer hold on.
After a while, Chen Yu calmed down and stepped forward again to “check” the condition of the body.
In the deceased person’s pocket, he found a box of cigarettes, a watch, a wallet, a necklace, a lighter, a mobile phone, a laptop…
The pack of cigarettes was Lesser Pandas.
The watch was made of pure gold, but its hands were no longer moving.
In the person’s wallet, there was over 4000 dollars cash, an Industrial and Commercial Bankcard, and a Construction Bankcard.
And three photos.
Chen Yu took out the photos and saw that they were all of the same three people.
A man, a woman, and a girl in the middle.
They should be a family of three…
Evidently, the man was the dead body.
Chen Yu went silent for a moment. He took the cash and put the photos and wallet back into the corpse’s pocket.
Then, he continued inspecting the other things on the corpse.
A necklace made of platinum.
Its pendant was a tiny heart-shaped locket.
When he opened the locket, there was another photo of the family of three inside.
Chen Yu didn’t take it either. He hung the necklace back around the corpse’s neck.
Next was a lighter, mobile phone, and a laptop.
The phone and laptop were damaged and couldn’t be turned on.
No electronic product could have survived such intense radiation.
This was also the reason why those warriors in the hall weren’t using professional tools to break down the doors.
Grabbing everything that he could, Chen Yu sat down in a corner of the room and started taking off his protective clothing.
Which he’d been wanting to do since he’d gotten here.
But because there were people nearby, he had endured the urge until now, afraid that he would incite commotion among the other warriors.
Tossing away the fully enclosed helmet, Chen Yu wiped the sweat off his forehead and sighed with satisfaction.
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Nerve Cell Strength +73; Cancerous cells -69%; Calcium ion +75; Health +92; Qi and Blood +471…]
Hearing the feedback in his mind, he took off his gloves, boots, and protective clothing in their entirety.
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Body Resistance +115; Health +120; Immunity +96…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: DNA resistance to ionization +131; DNA resistance to ionization +108; comprehensive strength of organs +108; Vision +120; Hearing +116…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Sperm quality +140…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Qi and Blood +625…]
As his “gains” soared rapidly, an indescribable comfort swept through his body.
“This is evolution…”
“No! This is elevation!”
Spreading his hands, Chen Yu stood up and indulged in the joy.
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Health +117; Thinking ability +72…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Skin tensile strength +130…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation…]
In a daze, Chen Yu had the illusion that he could knock the whole world out with one single punch.
If this growth trend were to continue, why would he still need “Vigor”?
As the saying goes, someone with excessive brute force can’t even best ten martial arts masters.
When his physical fitness attained the level of “Superman,” even if he was still at level 0.4, he could still beat warriors at level 4, 5, even 6, and 7…
Just as Chen Yu was reveling in his enjoyment, he suddenly felt as if he was drowning.
Abruptly opening his eyes, he spat out a large mass of blood.
“What… what is… *gulp*…”
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Qi and Blood +608…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Qi and Blood +611…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Qi and Blood +654…]
“This ain’t right!”
Looking down at his slowly bleeding palm, Chen Yu was startled. He immediately put on his protective clothing as quickly as possible.
Helmet, gloves, boots, pants…
After putting on all his gear, the bleeding stopped.
The “gains” he was getting due to radiation had also begun to decrease sharply.
Swallowing the blood in his mouth, Chen Yu sat down, panting, his anxiety still lingering.
After thinking about it for a while, he roughly understood what was going on.
The gains were too much!
They’d exceeded the limit his body could bear.
Under the reversal effect of the [curse], although the radiation was strengthening his body, objectively, damage was inevitable.
It was like falling into magma.
No matter how much “Qi and Blood” he was gaining, he couldn’t change the fact that he was melting…
“This is too dangerous…”
After quite some time, Chen Yu stood up with the help of the nearby wall and checked his body over.
Moving his fingers, wrists, shoulders… they were healthy.
Ankles, knees, thighs… healthy.
Breathing was fine.
Heart, brain, blood veins should be fine as well.
Slight pain in the stomach.
No abnormalities in the abdomen…
Chen Yu breathed a sigh of relief.
As long as the “gains” he received from the reversal were within his body’s limit, he would gradually heal.
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Body Resistance +9; Health +10; Immunity +5…]
[Exposure to lethal radiation: Metabolism rate +14; Comprehensive strength of organs +14; Myocardial function +12; Muscle tissue +8…]
Soon, Chen Yu discovered another problem.
The improvements to the various physical qualities of his body had dwindled by a whole lot.
Take muscle tissue for example. His previous gains of “16,””17,” and “18” had dropped to single-digit numbers.
The same went for his Health, Immunity, Cell Strength, and so on.
“Is my body resisting a portion of the radiation after being strengthened?” Chen Yu pondered.
If that really was the case, he could kiss his idea to remain here until he became invincible goodbye.
Time gradually passed.
The next day, in the morning, 6:20.
Chen Yu finally walked out of the Foreign Realm.
A staff member wearing protective gear came forward and said, “Sir, please proceed down this special passage towards the sterilizing chamber.”
“Can’t I go down right away?”
“I’m sorry. You need to clean up any radioactive substances that may be contaminating your body.”
Nodding his head, Chen Yu strode towards the sterilizing chamber.
At this moment, compared to when he had first come here, his movements were much lighter.
The heavy protective gear was no longer a burden.
Walking into an independent sterilizing chamber, Chen Yu took off his full protective gear and tentatively jumped.
Raising his hands, he could clap the four-meter-tall celling with absolute ease!
“My physical fitness has at least improved by several times.”
Containing his excitement, he assumed a standard boxing posture and hurled out kicks and punches!
A blurry white shadow flashed by!
And there was the howling sound of winds being sliced apart…
Even if he were to take the College Entrance Examination today, relying only on physical strength, he was confident that he could easily “beat” his way into a university.
“This is just the beginning…”
“What is there to be so excited about…”
Muttering a few words to himself, Chen Yu steadied his emotions and turned on the showerhead.
Suddenly, liquid mixed with special substances sprayed down.
“F*ck! This stinks so badly…”
“Did they add piss to the water…”
After cleaning himself up, Chen Yu put on a white bath towel prepared by the authorities, grabbed his loot—the cigarettes and cash—and walked into the isolation chamber through the back door.
The isolation chamber was divided into two halves by a large glass wall.
Chen Yu stood in the front segment.
While in the rear segment, there were dozens of staff, including men, women, old, and young, wearing masks.
“Sir, please place the items in your hand in window A.”
“Yes, we will keep them for you and process them.”
Behind the glass, a female staff member said into the microphone, “Alright. Now, please take off your towel.”
Chen Yu: “?”
“Sir, please cooperate. We need to use our instrument to check whether you’re still carrying any radiation.”Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
Chen Yu: “…”
After a moment of hesitation, Chen Yu removed the towel.
“Alright. Now, take off your underwear.”
Chen Yu: “???”