Chapter 1431: You Will Kill Us All!
On flight N-177.
Lu Zhou, who looked away from the porthole, sighed softly.
“It seems that they are not going to let me go home.”
Lu Zhou glanced sideways at Professor Leonard, who hid under his chair. He went silent for a while, then spoke to him in a quiet voice.
“We have to find a way to escape from here.”
“Escape? How are you going to escape?” Professor Leonard lowered his voice and asked, “Don’t do anything stupid, they are just trying to make money. Generally, these space pirates will release people if they take the ransom.”
Lu Zhou looked at Professor Leonard, who was frightened. Lu Zhou looked baffled.
“… I don’t know what spacecrafts are like in the 22nd century, but depending on the propeller, it should be ion thrusters. There may be differences in the navigation path, but the flight logic should not have changed. According to the current speed and flight status, they are trying to move past the deceleration window… I don’t know how much fuel is left, but it will be extremely difficult to slow down.”
Judging from the thrust behind this, this civil transport ship, who knew how much energy was left, was probably still moving at full speed at the moment.
Lu Zhou couldn’t help but have a headache.
He felt like he was a person that avoided trouble, but for some reason, he was stuck in this mess in the 22nd century.
If only Wang Peng were here…
Lu Zhou looked at the trembling professor next to him. He sighed silently in his heart.
He knew that he probably couldn’t count on this guy. He calmly used his finger on his left hand to open the cuff of his right hand, revealing a small bracelet. He observed the environment in the cabin and looked for an opportunity.
There were only two things that could be used.
A magnetic slingshot with decent damage, and a nitrogen shield that he had never used.
The robot person sent by Xiao Ai could be regarded as help, but since it was considered more of an object than a person, it was sitting in the luggage compartment.
Also, the robot was just a bodyguard sent by Xiao Ai; it wasn’t under remote control by Xiao Ai. It might not have a good chance of winning against these armed militants…
Just as Lu Zhou was thinking about how to escape, a baby’s cry suddenly sounded in the cabin.
His heart dropped to the bottom of his stomach.
“Make it shut up.”
The hijacker wearing an exoskeleton standing in the ship’s cabin cast his cold eyes on the woman holding the child.
The woman’s face turned gray.
“I’m… I’m so sorry, my kid… might be hungry. I-I…”
The woman looked at the hijacker as she pleaded.
However, the pleading voice did not restore any humanity to the militant’s cold eyes.
Instead, he gave her a cruel stare.
“I’ll give you 10 seconds to make it shut up.” The man raised the muzzle and pointed at the baby in her arms. “Or, I’ll help you.”
The woman panicked suddenly and pleaded, “No… I beg you, don’t do this…”
The countdown had begun.
Under the pressure of the hijacker, the woman holding the child had lost her mind.
She desperately covered the child’s mouth, trying to stop the child from crying, but the crying of the child became more and more out of control.
Leonard’s face went pale; his lips trembled.
However, after some hesitation, the fear of death finally defeated the sense of justice in his heart. In the end, he did nothing, just like most people.
“Wait a second.”
A voice suddenly came from the side. A girl with short hair who seemed to be of Chinese descent raised her hands and stood up tremblingly.
The second she stood up, the hijacker aimed his gun at her.
This action caused everyone in the cabin to turn their eyes away, for fear that he would pull the trigger and blood would come splattering.
Fortunately, the hijacker did not shoot. However, he spoke as if he was close to shooting.
“You interrupted my countdown, I hope you have a good reason.”
“He’s just a child. This will only make him cry harder and harder…” Although fearful, the girl still said, “Can you let me… calm him down?”
The hijacker raised his eyebrows. He seemed to think of something interesting, so he put his gun to the side.
The girl breathed a sigh of relief and leaned on the seat next to her. She walked carefully to the woman holding the baby, gave her a reassuring look, and took the baby from her arms.
She tried to overcome her fear and calm herself down. The girl hugged the child in her arms and hummed a lullaby softly, then patted the baby with her hand.
Soon, the soft voice calmed down the crying, and the baby’s voice became quieter and quieter. His breathing became normal again, and he soon fell asleep.
She returned the child to the woman and gave her a reluctant but reassuring smile.
“Your child… is cute.”
The woman looked at her gratefully and spoke.
“You’re welcome, I just—”
The coughing sound from the side interrupted this touching scene.
The girl froze.
She looked back at the hijacker and the muzzle pointed at her. With her hands raised, she spoke in a trembling voice.
“I didn’t mean to offend you… I will go back now.”
“Who told you to go back?” With a cruel smile on the face of the hijacker, he said, “You interrupted me before, and you still haven’t paid for your mistakes.”
The girl’s lips trembled. She couldn’t say a word.
The woman sitting next to her holding the child wanted to help, but when she looked at the bloodthirsty expression on the hijacker’s face, she couldn’t say a word.
The hijacker smiled cruelly. He raised his gun and aimed it at the short-haired girl’s head.
“I’ll give you a chance. If you can tell me how many seconds have passed since the countdown, I will spare your life.”
How am I supposed to know?!
The girl was shaking, and sweat began to fall from her forehead.
Professor Leonard, who had been peeking from the beginning, closed his eyes in fear of the bloody scene that was about to come.
However, just when everyone thought without a doubt that the girl was done, a soft buzzing sound suddenly came from the side.
There was no time to defend.
Not time to even react.
The side of the hijacker’s helmet made a crisp sound.
The helmet ruptured abruptly.
The hijacker tilted his head to the side, then fell to the ground silently.
The girl covered her mouth with her hands, stopping herself from screaming.
She didn’t know exactly what had happened.
A rather handsome man sat up from his seat not far away.
Above his right wrist, there were some small metal balls about the size of peanuts rotating in a disorderly manner, as if they were being lifted by some invisible force field.
Lu Zhou looked at the passengers in the cabin and gave them a reassuring smile. He then walked to the side of the corpse and picked up the rifle that had fallen to the ground.
After fiddling with it, Lu Zhou looked back at Professor Leonard and asked, “Do you know how to use this?”
Professor Leonard squeezed a word from his throat.
“The lock has been opened, just pull the trigger.”
“So it seems like weapons have not changed much.”
“What are you going to do?”
“What else? Take control of the spacecraft.”
“Are you crazy? Do you know how many hijackers are on board?” Professor Leonard stared at him with wide eyes. “You will kill everyone!”
Lu Zhou smiled faintly.
“Do you think we’ll survive by doing nothing?”
Judging by the speed of the spacecraft, these robbers did not intend for anyone to live.
He would rather choose a heroic death.
Just as Lu Zhou was heading to the luggage compartment, intending to wake up the robot man sent by Xiao Ai, Russ, who was in the cockpit, suddenly had a fierce look in his eyes.
On the screen, person number three’s icon had turned gray.
The voice of his teammate came from the communication channel.
“Number three disconnected… heart function failure.”
“Got it.” Ruzas’ right hand gently unlocked the safety. He placed his fingers on the trigger with a cruel smile on his face.
“Let me see, who wants some trouble…”