Desharow Mermaid - Chap 9
What amazed me is that the structure design of this biological base is very good. According to Da Vinci’s introduction, it is attached to the continental shelf. The whole building follows the trend of the seabed, and the top is designed to be like the arc of the Sydney Opera House . It can effectively slow down the impact caused by the tsunami.
And when I walked out of the room and came to the corridor through the exterior, I discovered from the glass that we are all under the water surface. The so-called underground water reservoir that Da Vinci said is a deeper layer of the seabed built on the edge sea platform In the laboratory, you need to take the elevator down.
When I took the transparent shuttle-shaped elevator and descended slowly, I was dazzled and almost intoxicated in this underwater world. I felt like my soul sank into the deep trench along with the spectacular continental slope not far away. .
Although the deepest place we can reach is only the bottom of the marginal sea platform, which is thousands of miles away from the abyssal plain at the bottom of the continental slope, I just look at the endless dark depths, and I have a desire to explore A complex emotion of awe and fear.
I don’t know when I will have the opportunity to go down in a submarine to find out. If I can successfully graduate and study for a few more years to become a qualified naval officer, maybe I can… “Desaro, what are you thinking,
so preoccupied?” Da Vinci patted me on the shoulder and brought me back to reality, “Look, we’re here.”
I raised my eyes, and the elevator door opened, revealing a circular hall with several closed doors on the wall. Shaped, thick and strong, it looks like the entrance of a submarine. It is very high-tech, and it also effectively prevents some precious research individuals from being secretly photographed or stolen by some illegal organizations for profit.
But this kind of architectural structure reminded me of something interesting, and I couldn’t help joking: “Dude, so many laboratories, how do you remember which door contains what? Have you ever seen a movie called For the movie “The Cabin in the Woods”, just press a wrong button, ah, all the strange-shaped things in it will come out, leaving all the bones and dregs you ate.” Then, I pretended to threaten him
, Da Vinci looked at me with both a smile and a smile, “Desaro, you are still the same. You have a genius head, but your mind is like a child’s.”
I scoffed, thinking that this old pedant hadn’t changed, he didn’t have a sense of humor at all, it’s a pity, a pity, life is boring.
Da Vinci led me to one of the doors, stretched out his hand and pressed the fingerprint reader on the door, the door automatically opened with a beep sound, and immediately there was a unique damp smell of sea water from the gap , and, mixed with the mermaid’s seemingly innocuous fragrance, it disturbed me a little.
I touched the wings of my nose, “Da Vinci, do you think the smell of the mermaid is a bit strange?” ”
What smell? The fishy smell of sea water?”
”Smell,” I emphasized, catching the source of that scent with my nose: “You smell, it’s so strong, it’s a bit… a bit like musk.”
Da Vinci sniffled his nose vigorously: “If you can understand the fishy smell of sea water as a fragrance, it is indeed quite strong.” ”
Your nose must be malfunctioning .” It is.” I frowned suspiciously, feeling very strange, followed him inside, trying to convince him of my judgment.
When we were completely submerged in the darkness of the entrance, the door slammed shut behind us, and a layer of changing faint blue halo enveloped the whole body. When I raised my eyes, I found that there were ring-shaped glass walls around us. The reservoir surrounded us with shimmering waves, blurring all the boundaries between the inside and outside world. The shadows of fish schools floated around, forming a cloud-like shadow, like Like being in Alice in Wonderland.
I couldn’t help but put aside the doubts in my heart immediately, and sighed: “Oh my god, this is a miraculous existence, Da Vinci, please let me do research here, I really like this place.” “Of course.
” Da Vinci seemed to be amused by me, “You are a project researcher sent by the government, even if you don’t like it, you have to stay for a while.” ”
What project? What did Rhine tell you?” I asked. Subconsciously asked, looking for the figure of the mermaid along the glass wall of the pool, soon, I noticed a large cloud-like shadow above the reservoir, after a closer look, I found a few dolphins gathered there, pounced vigorously. Free up the body, stirring up pieces of small whirlpools.
And that’s where the pressure hatch is, the only way to connect the ring reservoir to the place we’re standing on. I raised my finger and pointed: “Da Vinci, look, what’s going on over there ?
in front of the door. I was surprised to find that it was a rather thick spherical glass hatch, which looked bright and blue under the focus of the water light, like an entrance to heaven. In front of the door, you can fully see the situation under the reservoir, even with the effect of a magnifying glass, which is clearer than the naked eye.
I guessed that the material of the window in the submarine was probably used to withstand such sea water pressure. I couldn’t help but put my hand on it and pressed it on the cold glass surface, “What does this phenomenon represent? The abnormal behavior of dolphins is similar to that of mermaids. Is there a connection?”
”Correct.” Da Vinci handed me a small black box, moved his fingers on the glass surface, and pointed in the direction of the dolphins: “Look carefully, those dolphins are mating, and this mating behavior has continued It’s been a few days, and it’s quite abnormal like mating purely for the purpose of mating. However, this period is not the estrus period of the dolphins, and they have been very calm until the arrival of the mermaid.” “It is indeed very unusual.
” I was a little surprised and thought along the way: “This means that the mermaid can communicate with the dolphins, and in what way it affects their inherent life patterns. This shows that his communication can successfully make the dolphins understand…” Suddenly, a flash of light came to my mind. Yixian: Then, can the dolphin’s language be fed back to the mermaid so that he can understand it? Da Vinci, do you remember that we did a study on translating dolphin language? ”
Of course.” Da Vinci pointed to the black box in my hand and said with a smile, “All the dolphin voices we recorded were in it, and I compared them with the mermaid voices, and found a similar Frequency.”
”Which segment?” I perked up.
Da Vinci fiddled with the buttons on the black box and began to modulate.
At this time, from the corner of my eye, I saw a large school of fish rising up like a dark cloud in the water, and I couldn’t help turning my face to look. Not far away in the water, a slender and familiar shadow was hiding in it, and it seemed to be floating towards the hatch. I couldn’t take my eyes off the mermaid figure.
Looking through the well-lit cabin door, the mermaid’s hair was spread out, half of his face was covered by the shadow, and only a thin lip with an evil curve was seen. Schools of black fish densely surrounded him, making him look like a god of death condensed by a cloud of night fog. Wherever he was, all light was swallowed up, lost in the shadows he swept along. He is a black hole-like existence, enough to swallow the entire sea.
This idea came to my mind inexplicably.
The strong fragrance from the mermaid’s body hit my face, and I felt palpitations, my hands were a little weak, but my palms seemed to be attached to the glass, and I couldn’t move them away: “He is coming, Da Vinci, the black box has attracted him. ”
Listen, this is this passage, I found it!” Da Vinci adjusted it on his own, attached the black box to my ear, and said mysteriously: “The frequency of this sound is the same as that of dolphins when they court. Same, I think this is why the mermaid affects the dolphin’s estrus.”
I frowned and listened carefully to the movement inside. There was a burst of silence from the black box, followed by a syllable I had heard before: “A….ga…ra…s…” “Did you hear that?”
Da Vinci was a little excited, “I made a guess, this may It’s the sound that mermaids make when they are courting.”
I froze for a moment, a strong sense of embarrassment came to my mind, and I wanted to refute Da Wenxi immediately, but intellectually I had to admit that his guess might be correct. I turned my head to one side, forced my gaze away from the mermaid, stared at Da Vinci solemnly, and coughed dryly: “You mean, the mermaid may be in estrus?” He nodded seriously
, Indicates very likely.
I suddenly had an urge to escape from here immediately.
My God, judging from the actions of the mermaid towards me on the boat, isn’t he just in love with me! And I foolishly used this string of syllables as a nickname for him!
Thinking like this, the string of notes suddenly became louder. However, it didn’t come from the black box, but from the hatch.
This hatch couldn’t block the voice of the mermaid. I don’t know if the mermaid’s voice has a kind of penetrating power like electric waves, which makes my scalp go numb, but I can’t help but look back.
I turned my face stiffly, and saw the mermaid floating upright in front of the cabin door, her eyes staring deeply at me between the floating strands of hair, and a pale webbed claw was pressed against the glass, similar to what I left just now. The palm prints below overlap together.
The mermaid can’t come out, he can’t threaten me. He’s just a beast who got his courtship wrong, Desaro, don’t think, keep calm and scientific!
By the way, just like that, try to communicate with him.
I raised my hand in a strange way, attached my palm to the glass, and pressed it against his webbed fingers through a layer of glass. His hands are much larger than mine, and each knuckle is clearly raised, which looks very powerful and is good for grasping things. If such a hand is on land, it is very suitable for playing basketball. And judging from the proportion of his hands, if the mermaid’s tail could be transformed into legs, his height would probably be the average level of a male model, around 1.9 meters.
He’s really tall, and he has such a muscular figure. If he was a human, I would probably be very envious of his appearance.
Agares seemed to be very satisfied with the way I joined his five fingers. He put his face in front of the glass, tilted his neck, changed the angle of his head, and squinted his eyes, as if he was smelling my scent through the glass. His expression was obsessed enjoyment. After sniffing for dozens of seconds, his eyes looked behind me, and he seemed to open his lips to Da Vinci behind me, and uttered a series of syllables that I had never heard before: “o…p…en…do… or…
If I heard correctly, why does it sound like… “open the door”?
”Da Vinci?” I turned my face in doubt, and saw Da Vinci staring at the mermaid blankly, showing a state of near dementia, and then I looked at him in amazement, as if he was a robot who had been given instructions He raised his hand and pressed a red button on the hatch. And that key reads: emergency switch.
I yelled and took a step back, and saw that the water level in the reservoir quickly sank to half of the height of the cabin, and the glass door opened a gap from top to bottom. Get up and stick out half of your body.
I was so frightened by this sudden and unimaginable change that I fell to the ground, my body was disconnected from the nerves of my brain, and I just watched Agares crawl like a black lizard come out.
And Da Wenxi seemed to be more frightened than me, and suddenly fainted to the side.
”Damn! Wake up!”
I tried to run, but a webbed claw stretched out by the mermaid grabbed my limp ankle first. I staggered and fell to the ground, turned over in fear, and saw Like the first time the mermaid came into contact with me, she leaned on my lap, propped up her wet upper body, and grinned excitedly: “De…sah…row…”