Chapter 295 Yan Liuyuan’s Curse Manipulation power
Today, Yan Liuyuan realized that physical pain could really mask mental anguish. He began to wonder just how distressed Ren Xiaosu was if he needed the pain of his broken bones to suppress his sadness.
Nearby, some refugees who had just finished their work were laughing at Yan Liuyuan. These refugees had thought that Yan Liuyuan’s group was very tough, but look at the state they were in now.
When faced with the Yang Consortium’s troops, didn’t they still have to work all the same? And with injured people among them, they even had to perform a greater workload than normal.
Yan Liuyuan looked at a middle-aged man who was gloating at their misfortune. He said to Xiaoyu, “How I wish I had my brother’s power so I could kill these people.”
Xiaoyu wiped the sweat off his forehead and smiled. “When I disliked someone in the past, I cursed them to suffer a horrible death in my mind. Sometimes, I would even imagine several ways for them to die. Some would fall to their deaths while walking and others would get torn to pieces by wolves. It blows off a lot of steam just thinking about it. Maybe you can try that as well?”
Yan Liuyuan forced a smile and said, “Alright, I’ll try it.”
Right at this moment, the middle-aged man stood up to go relieve himself. However, before he could even take two steps, he slipped on some packed snow and fell forwards. The middle-aged man lost his balance and flailed his arms in the air helplessly. If he had just fallen down, he would have been fine. But to his dismay, he noticed a small rock in front of him. The moment he fell down, his head hit a protruding rock that made him bleed profusely!
Yan Liuyuan was stunned. It wasn’t like he hadn’t cursed others before, but just that he never did it so specifically in the past.
But this time, he had cursed the middle-aged man to fall and hit his head on a rock just as Xiaoyu had told him to. As a result, the middle-aged man really fell and hit his head on a rock!
However, Yan Liuyuan did not curse him to die. After a while, the middle-aged man slowly got up and swore, “Fuck, how did I slip?!”
Yan Liuyuan did not say anything and just went back to carrying the logs. Xiaoyu didn’t say anything either and went back to caring for Ren Xiaosu.
Both of them guessed what the problem was. Xiaoyu had figured out a while ago that Yan Liuyuan might also be a supernatural being. But since he and Ren Xiaosu never spoke about it explicitly, she never asked either.
Whenever Ren Xiaosu went away for a long time, Yan Liuyuan would always get a high fever. Xiaoyu suspected it was too much of a coincidence. And now the accident that befell this middle-aged man confirmed some of Xiaoyu’s thoughts.
But what she did not know was that even Yan Liuyuan himself was very surprised. How could there be such a coincidence?
That couldn’t be right. It wasn’t a coincidence at all!
So his power did not only allow him to make wishes to increase Ren Xiaosu’s luck, but he could also use it to curse others and kill them!
The power in itself could be used in two different ways. It was just that he had never used it to curse others specifically before, so he didn’t realize it. But now he discovered another way to use his superpower.
Yan Liuyuan stepped onto some packed snow at this moment as well. However, he lost his balance and fell forwards.
In that instant, Yan Liuyuan felt that something was not right. He quickly activated the recently charged nanomachines in his body to change the direction of his fall with the tip of his toes and landed in the snowy ground on the side.
Yan Liuyuan was a little shaken. He realized with shock that there was also a backlash when cursing others!
If he didn’t have the nanomachines Ren Xiaosu gave to him, he would probably have gotten badly injured as well.
This power was too strange. It could even cause him to suffer a similar backlash after cursing others!
Eh? Yan Liuyuan looked over at the spot where he was supposed to have fallen down and saw there were no rocks there.
When he was falling over, he thought he would end up with the same fate as that middle-aged man. However, it seemed to him that the backlash was not exactly the same but a reduced effect of the curse.
The difference was that the middle-aged man had rocks in front of him when he fell while Yan Liuyuan did not. The danger of the situation was greatly reduced as a result.
Although cursing people had its backlash, the result seemed to be rather acceptable to him. Furthermore, Ren Xiaosu had already helped him mitigate his shortcomings, so his capacity to take risks was higher than the average person’s.
For example, he could curse someone to get shot in the third rib by a stray bullet from the southwest. If he was prepared, he could easily use the nanomachines to shield himself in advance.
Of course, it would take too much effort to kill someone like that. But it was practically undiscoverable if he did it that way!
When someone died in an accident, who could possibly link it to him? Who would believe that even curses could kill in this day and age?
Yan Liuyuan was unlike other supernatural beings in that he was not blessed with a strong physique. It was as though the world had chained his power to prevent him from using it recklessly. But the nanomachines Ren Xiaosu gave him helped him change his fate.
Yan Liuyuan suddenly realized that his power might have even more uses than he knew. It was just that he hadn’t discovered them yet.
At night, Yan Liuyuan came back to Ren Xiaosu’s side exhausted. Ren Xiaosu, who had come around once again, asked, “Are you tired?”
Yan Liuyuan smiled. “No.”
Ren Xiaosu could see blood seeping out of Yan Liuyuan’s clothes at his shoulders, so he said, “I have three wireless chargers here that I took from the Li Consortium, but I don’t know how much longer they can be used for. It would be too conspicuous if you carry it around with you, so starting tomorrow, come back here when your nanomachines die and charge them before going outside. It should be enough to last you a few days.”
These devices were picked up from the front line at Position 313. At that time, the tent that Lin Qi and the other nanosoldiers were in had been blown up and only these three were still in working condition.
Ren Xiaosu raised his hand with difficulty and handed Xiaoyu two vials of black medicine. “Apply this on those of us who are wounded, and their injuries will heal very quickly.”
Everyone was sitting next to the campfire and breathing in the cold air. The injuries on their shoulders and hands would hurt the moment they touched them, but no one seemed to know what to do about it.
Now that Ren Xiaosu had come around, he helped them solve their biggest problem.
Everyone was hoping Ren Xiaosu would get better quickly. Without him in the group, it was really difficult for them to get by.
Yan Liuyuan whispered to Ren Xiaosu, “Bro, I’ve discovered my new power. I can manipulate curses.”
A wish and a curse were two sides of the same coin. One of them could be used to bless others while the other could be used to bring mishap unto others, and these two powers were embodied within Yan Liuyuan. Ren Xiaosu frowned and said, “Explain it in detail.”
“When I’m trying to curse others, I have to think of it quite specifically in my mind. For example, I have to describe how certain factors create a certain outcome, and they have to be logical as well.” Yan Liuyuan said, “The logic has to be clear enough for it to work.”
Ren Xiaosu gave it some thought and said, “Then try this. Curse me to cough after choking on some potatoes.
Yan Liuyuan was taken aback. “But we don’t have any potatoes.”
Ren Xiaosu said, “Just try it.”
Yan Liuyuan closed his eyes and cursed Ren Xiaosu. Then someone a distance away exclaimed, “Someone dug up a lot of potatoes! I think they might have stumbled onto a potato field!”
Yan Liuyuan looked at Ren Xiaosu in shock. “It can even be used like that?”
“What are you waiting for? Go dig up some potatoes!” Ren Xiaosu urged.