Survival of the Fittest

Hi guys, I'm Apple. I will start posting the novel I'm writing. I will post three chapters today and from tomorrow it will either be one chap per day or two. I hope you enjoy.
P.S. English is not my native language so if u find any sort of mistakes just let me know.

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  • Chapter 1

    The start of everything

     

    "Li JinHai, come down, dinner's ready!" The voice came from a middle-aged woman that was wearing an apron while standing in front of the kitchen.

    "I'm coming mom." A young boy around 16 years old got down from the stairs. The boy’s look was rather peculiar. His hairs were the typical short Chinese hairs, straight and black, his left eye was black too and looked quite normal however his right eye was quite unique. It was not black like the left one however it was golden and it was also extremely bright like when a golden ingot is on the point of melting. In fact, you could say that the boy’s eye seemed as it was made of melted gold. This particular trait of his made him stand out among all his pears making him look handsome and mysterious. Apart from his right eye, all his other traits were average, he was not tall, and although his body looked slightly built it was nothing too exaggerated. In fact, the 16-years old boy had never hit the gym in his life, it was his deceased maternal grandfather, a martial arts military instructor who forced his training on him since he was a kid, hence making him slightly buffed.

    As the boy entered the kitchen his face lost some shades of happiness as he looked at the table and exclaimed: "Pizza?! Again? We ate pizza yesterday for dinner too!"

    "Oh, my dear, don't make a fuss over everything and just eat it. " Sighed the woman.

    "Ok, I’ll eat it, but only because your pizza is delicious." The boy smiled at his mother.

    The boy's name was Li JinHai, this particular name meant Golden Sea and had been chosen for him by his maternal grandfather because of his right golden eye. He lived in Hangzhou with his mother. As for his father? His father was an elite soldier, in fact he was one of the students who trained under his maternal grandfather. Li JinHai’s father's career looked extremely bright however he died in a mission when his son was only 5. Although it was a mission for the country, it was a secret one and in the end it resulted in a failure, so the government covered the whole matter up and Li JinHai and his mother were left alone. Even his grandfather resigned from the army after this incident. His mother's job as a cashier in a supermarket was not enough to sustain them so when JinHai turned 12 and his grandfather passed away he had to find a job. School and job took most of JinHai's time and so far, he did not manage to make even one real friend in his life. Because of his almost magical look he was quite popular between the girls in his school and some of them even asked him out but sadly he could not skip his job and he was forced to reject all the invitations. Usually, he would get home only for dinner and in his free time, he would study and train the martial arts which his grandfather taught him. You could say that JinHai wasn't enjoying his life, he was just living it, trying to reach the end of the day just to repeat the whole process the day after.

    Li JinHai's mother was looking at him eating the pizza she made, she had a beautiful smile on her face. Suddenly, her expression hardened "Dear, I’m so sorry I couldn't give our little JinHai a proper life." She truly felt sorry for the life that Li JinHai was living and she couldn't help but blame herself. "If only you were still here..."

    "Mom, it was delicious!" Exclaimed Li JinHai while he was cleaning his mouth with a towel then he took his dishes and cleaned them. "I still have to study for tomorrow's test so I’m going up." He said.

    "Sweetheart are you sure you are not studying too much? You are always on the books never going out with your friends!"

    "Don't worry mom I’m fine. My marks have to be good so that I can do well in the Gao Kao and enter a good university, I can't relax too much." Li JinHai wanted to study languages after high school and he wanted to enter in one of the major universities.

    As his mother sighed JinHai went back to his room. His bedroom was a normal bedroom, the average high schooler's bedroom. There was a bed, a desk with a computer that he managed to buy after winning first place in the martial art competition that was held each year in his school. He started training in taekwondo and Sanda when he was just 5. His grandfather thought that this could help and strengthen the boy after the loss of his father. After 7 years of constant daily training with his grandfather Li JinHai became quite accomplished in these two arts and basically every year he was the winner of the school’s competition. Finally, after he got the computer, he could play the RPG games which he always loved but never could play because of his family's poor condition. You can say that apart from martial art and school, RPGs were JinHai’s only interest.

    JinHai sat on the chair near his desk and opened his physics book. Physics and math were the two subjects he disliked the most. No matter how many times he read all those logical and numerical processes, they were just entering from one ear and slipping out from the other.

    “Sigh.”

    Half an hour already passed and all of a sudden Li JinHai suddenly closed the book: "Gosh, why do I have to study physics? What on earth is it useful to?" Exclaimed Li JinHai. He could study physics for an entire day but the moment he would close the book he would not remember anything. It was like he was allergic to this subject.

    He started to feel tired so he switched off the light, lied on the bed and closed his eyes. Another day came to an end for Li JinHai and he was well aware that the next day was going to be more or less the same for him, his life was like a loop. After a few moments he finally fell asleep.

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    Some hours passed as JinHai was still sleeping like a little angel. Sometimes he would chuckle something like if he was dreaming.

    BZZZZZZZ

    Li JinHai suddenly woke up: "What was that? Is there a fly or mosquito?" He heard a strange sound. Usually he would sleep really heavily and he would never wake up because of an insect buzzing around but this time it was different. It was like the fly was inside his head.

    BZZZZZZZZZZZ

    He heard it again. The sound really was inside his head. With his hands he rubbed his ears, he thought that he was still dreaming cause the sensation was really strange however, after a few moments he heard the sound again.

    BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    The sound continued for 10 minutes and each time it was stronger. Li JinHai was getting worried that something was wrong inside his head but all of a sudden, the sound turned into a voice.

    "HUMANS!" The voice was an ancient one and was extremely feeble.

    “What the hell is going on?!” Shouted the boy.

    "HUMANS, IT'S GOD THAT IS SPEAKING..."

    "PROBABLY YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME SO I'LL DO SOMETHING THAT ONLY A GOD CAN DO. NOW LOOK AT THE SKY..."

    Li JinHai intrigued looked out of the window towards the sky.

    "EH?! It should be night so why is there so much light?" The sky that should have been dark was instead bright and was shining golden light somehow resembling his right eye. All of a sudden, some words could be read in the sky. There was written...

    NOW DO YOU BELIEVE ME?

    The words were extremely strange. They did not resemble any known language and instead were made of alien symbols however they could be easily read by everyone. At least Li JinHai could do so without any issues.

    The voice resounded again inside JinHai’s head.

    "NOW THAT YOU BELIEVE ME, I CAN CONTINUE WITH MY SPEECH… I WISH TO TALK TO ALL OF YOU ABOUT A SIMPLE MATTER. EVEN IF I AM A GOD, I AM NOT IMMORTAL AND AFTER SO MUCH TIME PASSED MY LIFE IS COMING TO AN END. I HAVE TO FIND A SUCCESSOR BUT THERE IS NOT ANYONE WORTHY BETWEEN ALL OF YOU SO I DECIDED TO START A SIMPLE GAME. IN A FEW MINUTES ALL OF YOU WILL BE MOVED TO A FANTASY WORLD. THIS WORLD IS A MILLION TIMES BIGGER THAN EARTH AND YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY INHABITANTS THERE SO YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL. ALL OF YOU WILL TAKE PART IN A SURVIVAL GAME. THE SYSTEM WILL BE THE SAME AS THAT OF AN RPG GAME SO THE COMPETITION WILL BE FIERCE AND FAIR.”

    The voice stopped for a moment.

    "AS I AM A BENEVOLENT BEING I WILL OFFER ALL OF YOU A CHANCE TO PRACTICE TO GET USED TO THE NEW WORLD SO FIRSTLY, YOU WILL TAKE PART IN A TUTORIAL AND LEARN THE GAME BASICS. THE STRONGER HUMAN... MAYBE I SHALL SAY ‘BEING’ SHALL TAKE MY PLACE AND BECOME THE NEW GOD."

    "I WISH YOU ALL GOOD LUCK!"

    As the voice stopped Li Jin Hai’s body was surrounded by golden light and disappeared from his room...

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