The Dark King – Chapter 15
As long as you stay alive!
To begin with it was an unbearable place to live, so the children were not adapted to the new environment. They barely had any sleep yet. At the moment to hear an ear-piercing sound such as this one, it felt as if lots of needles were stuck to their brains. One after another they got out of the room. The sky was still dark, and the nighttime temperature was cold. Most of them could not help but shiver because of the having gone out in pygamas.
At this time, that strange bird called out three more times and stopped.
Some children wanted to go back to sleep.
In vain, though. “I’m going to give you three minutes to be ready to stand in front of me.” A brown haired brawny person of two meter height cried out loud.
Many children were confused first but they remember about the special training.
Dudian’s biological clock was destroyed, can not help but have some headaches. He restrained his emotions, turned back to the room to wear a coat but gave up. There was cold water near the door which he used to wash his face and later come out of the wooden shed towards the brawny man. Only two and half minutes had passed.
Other children gave up on washing themselves but instead put on clothes to go out. They wanted to give a good impression to the instructor so they did their best to be as early as possible. But there were others who even in three minutes still had not changed, especially girls, holding a lot of luggage full of clothes, hesitating what to wear today look good.
Instructor did not urge anyone, but quietly waited.
Time went by, about five minutes later everyone was out near the instructor.
“Since today is the first day, I set up a special alarm for you to get up from sleep. But from tomorrow I hope that when I come over here I can see all of you ready and set!”
“Yes!” Answered several bold boys loudly.
The brown-haired man nodded slightly. “Well, today you are five minutes late. So everyone will come go to school field and run five laps.”
Many children face slightly changed. They had seen the huge school field. Let alone five laps even a full circle was going to exhaust them.
“Teacher, why is everyone?”
“We came over within three minutes!”
“Even if it is because of being late. Some were late for two minutes, why is it five minutes?”
Several boys could not help but speak out their thoughts.
Instruct spoke in an indifferent tone: “First of all, even if you all were ready in three minutes time, you would still run three times around the field. Secondly you are a group! A collective, if one of you is left behind the rest of you gotta bear the consequences!”
“Teacher, I am not satisfied!”
“There will always be people dragging their feet, I refuse to follow such a ridiciluos idea!”
A few boys suddenly spoke out in anger.
Instructor licked his lips and said in a rhetorical manner: “not satisfied, are you?” Without waiting for a response, instructor kicked the boy who talked first in stomach. The kick was so hard that the kid was pushed backwards, hit few other children and fall down in pain.
“You do not agree?” Instructor kicked another dissatisfied boy in the same way as the first one. Unfortunate for other he didn’t stop but continued to kick another three or four boys.
As soon as he was finished with kicking them, instructor turned to speak”Here you don’t ask anything. You only obey the orders! Anyone who refuses to act but will be hit by me. I may even kill you. Believe me nobody will care” there was a trace of indifference in his face as he sneer and continued “The previous session I killed one. Unfortunately you didn’t see it. It’s better to kill the garbages instead of wasting time and resources to nurture them!”
All the children who heard the vicious words coming out of instructor’s mouth were scared and turned pale.
Some of the girls had their legs trembling because of the fear. Tears poured out, but not dare to cry.
Instructor gazed at them before saying: “If you haven’t finished in ten minutes, then no breakfast! ” then suddenly smiled “This can not follow the collective idea. Those who don’t finish those are the ones who won’t eat. I do not want to let individual garbage pull down the level of the whole.”
Hearing this a lot of sturdy children suddenly felt relieved.
Dudian sighed, almost crying in his heart. He knew that he certainly won’t finish the run on time.
Soon, the instructor brought all of them into the school field to begin to run.
However the school field was too big. Even the children with the best physiques failed to finish in ten minutes. Some were late for a minute, some for two minutes and some for four or five minutes. In short everyone lost the opportunity for breakfast.
Some frail girls finished five laps 20 minutes over the time limit. But Dudian’s result stunned everyone. He had spent thirty whole minutes over the time limit to finish the run.
He won the nickname “indisputable” from other children. Mason and the other two boys who lived in the same room as Dudian pulled away from him as if he was a total stranger to them.
Although Dudian was relatively calm, but to see all the strange eyes cast at him he couldn’t but blush a bit because of shame. He knew that having slept in a frozen storage capsule for three hundred years had slowly weakened his body. It would take many months to recover.
He got tired from walking let alone to run for five laps.
Instructor looked at Dudian and did not say anything.
“Everyone gather!” Instructor ordered as soon as Dudian finished. This time instructor’s order was not left deft by anyone. Soon everyone was arranged in neat rows.
“A self-introduction first. My name is Tobu.” Brown-hair instructor continued in an indifferent tone: “The next three years I’ll be responsible for training you. I have only one rule which is to obey any of my orders! Of course, I do not want to teach people who are a group of puppets that listen to orders only. Any question, except the ones towards my orders, is welcome”
“Teacher what are we here to learn? Only exercises?” A boy immediately asked with disturbance on his face.
Tobu indifferently smiled, said: “As long as you learn to stay alive in here, you can graduate.”
All children surprised a moment.
Dudian mind turned cold. He knew that graduating from scavenger camp was going to be hard as the situation outside the giant wall was very vulnerable to a normal human being.