Chapter 19: Find Anna, or Save Carl?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Unknowingly, half an hour had passed.
The aliens in the chat group were still bickering with each other, even George was getting tired of it.
“These aliens really like to quarrel more than the Earthians!”
The main reason he was feeling bored was that in their long argument, there was almost no useful information for George.
With no other choice, George exited the chat group and opened the group file instead.
He opened the video that he had previously downloaded and watched the Mocalians demonstrate the black technology of the starship disappearing once again.
This time, probably because he had tried to make the bullets disappear many times before, he discovered that when the starship disappeared, what was placed in front of the starship was not an instrument, but a card, very similar to the one in his hand.
George was once again shocked by his discovery.
At that moment, many incredible thoughts emerged in his mind.
First of all, if the card Anna had left him was a space storage card made by the Mocalians, then how did the card appear on earth?
Next, why did Anna have this card? How did she get it? Where did she get it?
The series of questions made George feel that his brain cells were simply not enough.
The more he thought about it, the more terrified he was!
Ever since George obtained an interstellar battleship, strange things kept happening.
And now, all the clues pointed to Anna.
He looked at the card in his hand, and a hint of determination appeared in his eyes.
“I have to find Anna as soon as possible!”
After a simple lunch, George planned to go to the hospital in the afternoon to see Buck. He still needed Buck’s help to find Anna as soon as possible.
However, George’s heart had changed this time. He was no longer as worried about Anna’s safety as before.
Unlike before, he set finding Anna herself as the ultimate goal for the search for Anna this time.
“Tomorrow is the deadline Professor Eugene gave me. I have to find Anna this afternoon!”
Tomorrow was the deadline for him to join the alien starship research group.
If he did not show, Professor Eugene would kill him.
Ten minutes later, George left the apartment.
He still had the pistol with him to protect himself. After the crisis he had encountered in the morning, the card in his right pocket had replaced the pistol.
There were not many pedestrians on the street at the moment, and even the traffic was reduced.
Seeing the bleak scene in front of him, only then did George realize that he had been so focused on looking for Anna for the past few days that he had neglected the changes that had taken place in the city.
The situation in the District 1 was still quite well, after all, this was the central area of the city. However, the situations in the other districts had become very complicated. The chaos had allowed the jobless vagrants to join in the protests against the government’s curfew. Their real goal was to rob the shops of food and necessities.
Now, the city’s public transportation was paralyzed. George didn’t want to risk driving to the hospital alone either, traumatized by the experience of almost being burned to death in a taxi.
Thus, George was only left with the choice to walk to the hospital. It took him nearly an hour to get there as he walked along the sidewalk toward the hospital.
On the way there, he took out his phone and called his friend Carl.
The guy had called him yesterday with a request while George was driving to the hospital to see Buck.
He remembered that Carl seemed to be in some kind of emergency, and had to hang up the phone. Carl had told him before he hung up that he would call him later, but George still hadn’t heard from Carl.
It was only because he had suddenly remembered this episode that George decided to call Carl.
After the call was connected, Carl’s voice sounded from the other end of the line, but his tone made George feel that the other party’s mental state might not be in a good place.
“Oh, it’s George… I, I have something to do right now, I’ll call you later.”
The sound that the line was busy came from the other side. Carl had hung up the phone.
“What’s wrong with this Carl? This line again?”
Carl hung up the phone after saying the same thing he had said to him the last time.
George felt that this was strange. He knew his good friend Carl’s personality too well. They were neighbors since young. They went to high school together and had entered Yale University together.
Carl was a very outgoing person. He often used exaggerated actions and words to express the people and things he saw.
Therefore, when Carl’s personality suddenly became solemn, George’s suspicions were very much aroused.
He dialed Carl’s number again. This time, the other party did not immediately answer the phone, as if he really did have something going on.
When the phone was about to enter its busy tone, Carl finally picked up.
This time, without waiting for Carl to speak, George first questioned his good friend.
“Carl, What’s wrong with you? Are you facing some difficult problem? After we ended the call last time, I’ve been waiting for you to call me. If it wasn’t for my sudden recollection, I wouldn’t have remembered to call you.”
George spoke very quickly and spat out all the questions he had to his good friend Carl.
After he finished speaking, he waited for his good friend’s reply, but Carl’s voice didn’t come up in the receiver, which made George very anxious.
“Carl! Is there something you can’t tell me? We grew up together since we were young. You once told me that I’m even closer to you than your brother!”
After George finished speaking, he suddenly heard a strange sound coming from the receiver, as if something was hitting the ground.
“Carl, are you listening? Is it inconvenient for you to talk now?”
However, no matter how and what George asked, other than the sound of an unknown object knocking the ground that was coming from the receiver, Carl still did not answer.
The abnormal situation made George come to a realization: Carl must have encountered something very urgent.
Could he have been kidnapped? That shouldn’t be!
George wasn’t lying when he said he knew his good friend very well. Carl’s family was very ordinary, and his social circle was also very normal. He did not have any illegal records, and he only had one girlfriend.
While George was still guessing, the knocking sound in the receiver also disappeared.
A bad premonition filled his mind.
In the next moment, the beeping of the receiver sounded again after the phone was hung up.
George was completely enraged. He repeatedly called Carl’s number, but no one answered.
At this time, George had already walked out of District 1 and entered District 3.
There was an intersection ahead, to the left was the way to the hospital, and to the right was the way to Carl’s house.
George stood where he was, thought for a while, and in the end, started walking towards the right..