I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 119
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
As one of the rare AI programs with independent thinking ability today, it actually crashed for almost two or three seconds.
It wasn’t that it didn’t believe SCP-682, it’s just—
The miniature camera in the dark turned quietly, and the “Old AI” tried to observe the humans standing in the center of the hall from all directions.
The sarcophagus that was originally placed here had long disappeared. It had witnessed the whole process of Able’s submission and also knew what methods the girl used.
It’s like it had seen how she took apart SCP-682 and Able with its own eyes. Although it knew how the other party played a role in it, the “Old AI” still doubted whether the SCP-682 statement was too exaggerated.
No words were typed on the display for a while, and at this moment, Jian Mingjia said “Huh.”
“Youyou,” she said, “is there a card in your cardholder?”
Lin You: “Huh?”
“Oh,” she also looked down, and casually explained her small doubts, “before I came to you—I didn’t expect you to bring it here, and I was thinking about breaking their security to take Able away, so I chose a card.”
The journey took more than an hour, plus the time to rendezvous and avoid the patrols, so she refreshed the cool-down time for her to summon SCP-682.
“Even if I knew that there was Old AI, I would keep it.”
“Sorry, it’s not that I specifically wanted to guard against you, just in case.” Lin You shook the card sleeve at the screen, “—Have you heard of the ‘Smallpox virus’?”
“Old AI” was dumbfounded.
What is a smallpox virus?
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t know.”
Lin You explained very kindly, “A long time ago that the superpowers of a person named Yamamura Sadako combined with smallpox, and after her death, it became a brand new virus.”
“She uses the virus to kill people and can manipulate images with her mind. I asked her specifically, and she said that she can also infect programs.”
“I originally wanted her to directly paralyze the security system here. You don’t need to bother with it when you come.” Lin You said thoughtfully, “but I suggest you don’t make any small movements. You should be aware of the consequences of your own virus.”
She counted one by one with her fingers.
“She goes wherever you go, there are many blue screens of death. The program crashes, takes up your memory, and a bunch of messy small ads pop off that can’t be turned off, ah, I don’t know the effect of her seven-day death curse on a computer program—”
The Indestructible Reptile typed silently.
Look, I didn’t lie to you.
Now you know what it says is from the bottom of its heart.
…Its brother was right! It should listen to its brother!
If it was still trying desperately on the verge of death before, it would have completely stopped that thought at this moment.
“No,” the mechanical voice replied stiffly. Fortunately, the voice was originally in such a rigid tone, and they couldn’t hear how broken the “Old AI” was. “No.”
“That’s good.” Lin You nodded with satisfaction.
“Since you saw SCP-682,” she curled her eyebrows, “Should we also go now?”
“Old AI” didn’t dare not follow them. It opened the gate leading to the “obliteration corridor” that it had closed to stop them.
The wet traces left by the draining seawater in the corridor have mostly dried up, but fortunately, the staff in the security area lying at the end of the corridor have not yet shown signs of waking up.
But just as they passed by, an employee groaned slightly. Geng Qinghe was startled. He hurriedly looked to the other side, only to see that the other party only moved his lips a few times, and then he was relieved, and carefully raised his foot around the edge.
At this point, it can be considered that the invasion has ended successfully. Lin You and others boarded the elevator again—it was the only exit of this containment area.
For the two-hundred-meter-long elevator, a reinforced explosion-proof door was installed every fifty meters, but now everything was under the control of the “Old AI,” and they can return to the original path as they go down unimpeded.
When the door slowly opened on both sides, Lin You stepped out and returned to the ground that had been long-lost.
She didn’t make a special trip to take back the Indestructible Reptile, but she would come back by herself at one point, so she simply left it to reminisce with the old AI.
They took some time to take the elevator, and now it was almost time. Lin You looked back at the seawater that slowly submerged the elevator shaft again, covering up a little trace of their visit, and smiled: “It’s time to go.”
She didn’t say this to the few people who were in the same group, but SCP-079 could clearly hear that the target was itself. It held back for a long time, thinking of the advice that the Indestructible Reptile had given it, but it didn’t hold back a word. In the end, the USB flash drive inserted on the console slowly turned into a card.
NAME: SCP-079 “OLD AI”
CARD NUMBER: 036
REMARKS: USING A PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY A COLLEGE STUDENT AS A CARRIER, IT IS A SPONTANEOUSLY EVOLVED INTELLIGENT AI. AFTER BEING CONNECTED TO MULTIPLE COMPUTERS DURING A CONTAINMENT BREACH, IT HAS COMPLETED A COMPLETE EVOLUTION AT THE CURRENT LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE IT, YOU CAN BECOME THE TOP HACKER! BUT RECENTLY, IT DIDN’T KNOW WHY IT DEVELOPED THE FEAR OF UNKNOWN VIRUSES. IT WILL DOWNLOAD ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHENEVER IT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY, AND IT IS STILL TRYING TO WRITE SIMILAR PROGRAMS MYSELF. WHY BOTHER.
…Lin You thought that this “why bother” is very spiritual.
She absently put away the card that landed on the console. She thought about how the butler said that he would come back later when they jumped out of the helicopter, but he hasn’t been seen. Maybe it was too troublesome.
It was a coincidence.
Less than half a minute after this thought appeared in her mind, she suddenly heard someone tap the glass gently.
The sound shocked several people. Lin You and Iris turned their heads first and saw the butler standing outside the concealed door.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“Excuse me,” Mr. Diaz looked solemn, “Someone wants to see you.”
As soon as this remark came out, Lin You guessed the reason for his delay in coming seven or eight minutes—it was probably that he had some negotiations with that person before he came to report. Looking at the appearance of the butler, the person coming did not have a simple role. After thinking for a few seconds, she nodded, opened the door, and walked out.
“Who is it?” Lin You asked.
Before she finished her words, she realized that she had asked a stupid question as soon as she lowered her head, and immediately raised her hand to signal that the butler would stop talking.
When they first came here, they stunned the patrolling security guards one by one and covered them with nearby trees and grass.
But at the moment, these branches and leaves were all withered and slumped, leaving a pair of shells eroded by mold.
The ground was also dry and cracked, and the leaves that fell on it rotted as if they would turn to dust if you touched them.
When she saw the person standing in the middle within twenty meters of this area who was looking at these dry shrubs regrettably, Lin You suddenly felt that she had harvested the “Old AI” too early.
In this way, if the visitor was unkind, just introduce him—
It’s a pity that it was too late to think about this.
Before Lin You could speak, Iris screamed first.
“You are that—”
“Correct.” The strange man said with a smile. “We met during Thanksgiving last year—I was there at your place to help Dr. Franks organize the information.”
His words were warm and polite, but there was a strange mechanical feeling, just as he transformed his metal arms, “I have no hostility.”
He looked in his early thirties, with black hair, blue eyes, and dark skin. The clavicle and the hands under his sleeves glowed metallic, and they looked as good as his brother’s.
“Able is thankful for your care.” He smiled.
Lin You felt weak.
—Yes, Able’s brother.
Cain did farm work, and Able shepherded the sheep. The two had a clear division of labor, but just because God received Able’s sacrifice one day but did not accept Cain’s, conflict broke out, and the latter was so jealous that he murdered his younger brother, and because of this he was punished by God—wherever he went, it would be barren with no grass.
And God also gave him a certain amount of protection. Just like that little girl, any damage to Cain would bounce back to the attacker himself.
He wandered for tens of thousands of years and was now taken into custody by the Foundation in an accident.
Over the long years, Cain was fluent in most of the languages in the world. After reflecting on his crimes over and over again, he polished away the edges and corners of his personality, becoming gentle and helpful.
Because of his incredible memory that can memorize the entire contents of 800 pages of the dictionary within a minute and a half, the Foundation executives approved him to participate in backing up all the data.
They said it was a backup, but in fact, it was to have him write down all of it.
“What’s he talking about?” Lin You asked Iris in a low voice.
The latter also quietly leaned to her ear.
“During Thanksgiving last year,” Iris whispered, “Able and the others went out temporarily, and my team stayed at the base. Then he came to ‘backup’ our action report, and then left before Able came back.”
Lin You thought.
After all, Able would run away when he saw the guy who had killed him.
From start to finish, Cain smiled and watched them whispering without saying a word.
Until Lin You spoke again.
“How did you get here?” she asked suspiciously.
If she remembered correctly, although the Foundation allowed Cain to move freely, his containment measures were still very strict.
Cain just smiled.
“I happened to hear about your escape, and thought that I might come to Able,” he said, “I dismantled my tracking device and did the same thing as you.”
Lin You: “…”
Was he talking about stealing a helicopter?
“In any case,” he said, “my only wish now is to confess my previous crimes, although…presumably Able will not forgive me.”
“But if you have taken him away, it doesn’t make much sense for me to stay here.”
“—Do you mind bringing one more person?”
Lin You said “Sure.”
The person in front of her was equivalent to a mobile Foundation database, with all confidential information in his head, and his own information. If she got to this instance again in the future, she will definitely make a profit without losing it.
Their helicopters didn’t have much fuel left. After flying for such a long time, there was probably not much left and they couldn’t fly far.
“Where is the helicopter you stole?” she asked.
As long as they left, it should be equivalent to passing the level.
This trip was worthwhile. Lin You thought of her full collection of cards and thought happily—it was a great harvest.
The huge roar of the helicopter swept overhead, and a security guard in the security room was awakened.
He didn’t understand it at first until the pain at the back of his neck reminded him what was going on.
The security guard jumped up in horror and immediately pressed the emergency communication button on the console.
It was like dying but not dying. At this location they were at, the first to receive a request for help was the nearest Station 24.
—The head of the site director was about to explode.
“Even Able was stolen?!” He asked incredulously.
…In fact, it was more than that.
“Also…” The subordinate replied bitterly, “There may be Cain.”
Site Director: “?????!!!”
The agent sighed, “Cain’s signal has disappeared. According to the nearest location of the tracker we detected, it should be a meeting with them—”
“Excluding those lost on our site, there are also Iris and SCP-682 that we know of.” He said, “There are also many SCPs missing on Site 19, including SCP-096 (Shy Guy), SCP- 173, SCP-079 (Old AI), SCP-106 (the Old Man), SCP-532 (Baba Yaga), and SCP-049 (Plague Doctor). Because we captured the remaining Chaos Insurgency in time, they certainly didn’t do it, so it means—”
Site Director: “…”
He didn’t want to hear it.
Who are these people?! They violently seized every opportunity!
“Leave,” the site director felt very tired, and waved his hand again and again, “Leave.”
He pressed his temples and took out the report that had caused a catastrophe again.
ITEM NO.: SCP-[DATA EXPUNGED]
The director took a deep breath and crossed out the goddamn “safe” that was originally marked after the “item level.”
Considering the threat of the other party’s control of many “keter”-level SCPs, and the sudden defection of Cain who knew all the information of the Foundation—
He hesitated for a long time and filled in an extremely rare level.
ITEM LEVEL: APOLLYON
It means a demon—that currently cannot be contained.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]