Chapter 1 – The Almighty System
In the city of Jiangzhou!
A young man stood in the quieter neighborhood. Since the sky was gradually darkening, there were lesser people at this time. However, this young man’s eyes were filled with fear and panic. He looked as if he had seen as a ghost, especially at what he had seen earlier.
“Beep beep beep……”
“Detecting host now……”
“The host is a perfect match, Almighty System is successfully bound with host.”
Xia Ming took a look at the two yellow-haired punks who fainted on the floor and a quiver of fear went through his heart. Just as he was on his way home after his interview, he saw an old man riding a tricycle being bullied by these two yellow-haired punks. He got angry at the sight of it. Although he used to fight in the past, but he never bullied the weak.
This old man picked up discarded materials for a living and didn’t earn much every month. These two bastards demanded a five hundred from him but the amount was sufficient for an old man like him to live for half a month. So, under the urge of his Leifeng heart, he taught them a lesson.
A brick smashed against His back and a blood-print appeared. Xia Ming successfully thrashed the two yellow-haired punks onto the floor. But, what made him frightened the most wasn’t this.
It was this old man. He said he was an old traditional Chinese doctor and took a look at Xia Ming’s back. But just when he allowed the old man to do that, he felt a warmth on his back. It felt very comfortable so he closed his eyes shut for around 10 minutes. When he opened his eyes once again, he heard a strange voice.
This voice scared Xia Ming and when he turned around, he found out that the old man had strangely disappeared.
“Could the old man have left on his own?”
Xia Ming frantically fled the place.
Xia Ming was staying in a place he rented for $1,000. The place wasn’t very big but there was still a room and a living room. It was considered relatively good to be able to rent such a place in the city of Jiangzhou with $1,000. This was all thanks to the landlord, otherwise, he would have to spend around $1,300 for such a place.
It was summer now. When Xia Ming returned to his place, he still broke out in sweat. He took a cold shower in the bathroom and heaved a sigh of relief before taking a seat on his sofa. The furniture in his house were very simple. He had the more commonly used furniture like a sofa and a television. They were apparently from the current place.
Xia Ming is a person who loves cleanliness so he kept his house spick and span. Even though it was summer now, the place still felt refreshing.
“I must have really been hearing things. How can someone be talking to me inside my head? What is happening? Or did I encounter something strange?” Xia Ming laid on the sofa and muttered to the ceiling.
The scene earlier almost scared him to death. The old man was clearly taking a look at his back but left without saying a word, and there was even such a voice in his head.
He had heard of some ghost stories before, plus the sky was dark when it happened. Or maybe, he might have really encountered something strange.
“Something’s not right.”
At this moment, Xia Ming went off. The old man smiled and said he was an old traditional Chinese doctor, and wanted to take a look at the big blood print on his back. Xia Ming didn’t hesitate as his back hurt badly. He recalled that when he turned around, he saw the old man take out something like a stone and pressed it against Xia Ming. After that, he felt a warmth spreading through his entire body. He was in a blank state at that time.
It continued for another 10 minutes before he opened his eyes but the old man had already disappeared.
“Congratulations. You have obtained the world’s most top notch technology, the Almighty System. If you have any questions, I will try my best to answer your questions. Do you have anything to ask?”
Xia Ming jumped up from the sofa and stood up. He shouted, “Who’s there, who’s talking to me?”
He looked at the four corners, as if he wanted to find something in the room. But it was very quiet without a single soul. This made Xia Ming become even more afraid.
“I really encountered something strange?”
“Dear host, I’m the system. I’m already inside of you. We are bound together for good or ill. You only need to concentrate and visualize what you want to say, and I will know.”
Xia Ming froze, with fear on his face once again. He was only a normal person, even if he was big and strong, he couldn’t stand up against the appearance of this strange thing.
He cowardly asked: “Who……who are you? Why are you in my body? What do you want?”
His legs couldn’t stop trembling. His face was pale and his lips quivered. He had finished showering but now, he was drenched in sweat again. Beads of sweat trickled down from his forehead.
The voice appeared again in his head and explained: “I am the Almighty System. My aim is to shape you into the most outstanding young man. As for my origin, I am produced n years later and considered to be a high-tech product.
Xia Ming realized very quickly that the system had no ill intentions and this let him set his mind at rest. But he started to have doubts. System? He wasn’t bound to the system like a protagonist in a particular novel, right?”
“You are right, host. I am bound to your body.”
He thought that was only a novel all along but he suddenly realized that he was starting to become lucky. He was already bound by the system, f**k……
Xia Ming has just graduated and hasn’t found a good job yet. He actually had high standards. Since he doesn’t know anything and has high standards, he had nowhere to go even two months after graduating.
He didn’t expect to obtain a system just like that. It was somewhat unbelievable for him.
The system voice came once again just when he had doubts and said, “As a result of obtaining me just now, I adhere to principles of fairness and justice. So, you have a large newcomer gift which is also considered a reward for you. Do you want to receive it now?”
Xia Ming hurriedly conveyed his wishes through his thoughts upon hearing that, “Receive.”
“Congratulations, host. Congratulations for receiving a skill book and a body strengthening fluid. Do you want to learn it?”