Chapter 1524 – The Root of the Matter, and Inhumans
Chapter 1524: The Root of the Matter, and Inhumans
He broke up the floor that Skye and the others had been standing on earlier, and put the pieces into his inventory.
This completely normal stretch of floor was too eye-catching in an otherwise burnt out room.
Next was Emma’s son’s cot. Its intact condition was even more eye-catching, and Luke put it away as well.
As he cleaned up, he felt a little helpless. This relief shelter was probably doomed.
No matter what he said, many people had seen the explosion and the flames.
Nothing could change that.
Thinking that, Luke calmed down.
As long as nobody was dead or seriously injured, it wouldn’t be a problem to have fewer people at the relief shelter.
However, he had to keep the “main culprits’ and the events under wraps.
Luke didn’t go with Skye because he didn’t want to draw attention.
There were a lot of people outside. If he went out with them, it would be easy for people to connect the dots.
There might still be some people who would be suspicious, but he could always brush that off.
Following Luke’s instructions, Selina quickly took the group home.
Luke went out and took Peter and the two girls with him. He entrusted the matter to Director George, Uncle Ben and Adrian.
‘The three of them had a lot of men here, and together, they were formidable and intimidating enough; there was no need for Luke to instruct them.
They could go to his place later to get their kids, so there was no need to worry.
Ten minutes later, Luke returned home.
Selina and the others were in the living room on the second floor.
Luke grabbed Peter, who was spinning around, and told him to play with the two girls as well as his new little brothers.
Then, he gestured at the nervous Skye and Emma to follow him to the third floor, while Emma’s two sons stayed on the second floor for the time being.
Catching Luke’s meaningful look, Selina immediately called Gold Nugget over to watch the baby.
‘The three-year-old older brother had already rum off to play with Peter and others, and had completely forgotten about his little brother.
Gold Nugget looked at Selina aggrievedly.
Selina said in a low voice, “You think he smells like poop; you think I can’t smell it? He’s so small, and you’re short, so you can keep an eye on him. At most.. don’t use your mouth?”
Gold Nugget: … You actually think I’l bite that smelly little butt?
On the third floor, Luke led Skye and Emma into the study before he asked them what happened.
With Pheromone Control and Skye’s help, a very wary Emma in the end told the truth.
Luke’s expression wasn’t too good after he heard it.
It had to be said that the man in the leather coat and sunglasses was already very difficult to deal with.
His name was Gordon, and he could teleport. There were also no obvious limits to his abilities.
‘There was nothing like a cooldown period after teleporting more than a thousand kilometers.
Luke wasn’t scared that the guy would come looking for him; that just meant that the guy had a death wish.
It would be just as bad for him if he went after Selina. Gold Nugget was with her 24/7.
But if the other party decided to avoid him and focus on Emma, it would be troublesome.
Gordon was here for Emma, who was one of “them.”
“They’ called themselves Inhumans; bluntly speaking, they were superhumans.
The difference was that the superpowers of Inhumans could be inherited, but it was basically a recessive gene.
Except for a small number of people whose superpowers were inexplicably triggered, the rest were no different from ordinary Earthlings.
However, the Inhumans had a way to activate the powers.
Nevertheless, there were probably some limitations to this method. Few people could activate their powers every year, and most Inhumans just waited to do so.
Many Inhumans had no idea of their identities. They lived as ordinary people.
Some of the discovered Inhumans were sent to their secret base, called ‘Afterlife.’ They described it as their Shangri-La, where they could avoid danger.
Luck or otherwise, Emma was one of the rare few whose powers were triggered naturally, and she was then taken to Afterlife.
At that time, her eldest son was already two years old. After falling out with her boyfriend, she had no choice but to go to Afterlife.
But she was already pregnant with her second child.
In Afterlife, she accidentally overheard that people without Inhuman blood couldn’t stay there, and that Inhumans with a weak bloodline that was hard to activate would also be sent out of Afterlife.
She grew anxious.
‘When her son was born, she got bad news from Afterlife’s leader, Jiaying: Her son’s bloodline was weak, and he would be sent away from Afterlife when he was a little older to return to society.
Emma couldn’t accept being separated from her son, so she offered to be sent away with her children.
But Jiaying didn’t agree.
The reason was simple.
As an Inhuman whose power had been triggered naturally, Emma was quite strong. The flames she released could turn her into a human-shaped fire bomb, and one that could explode multiple times.
After a lot of discussion, Emma and Jiaying finally reached an agreement.
Emma’s son could live in Afterlife until he was three. Then, Jiaying would send her and her children away.
They had reached an agreement, but Emma wasnt reassured.
She had talked to a lot of people in Afterlife, and there had never been a case like this.
Anyone who wasn’t valuable enough would be sent away.
A lot of the Inhumans weren’t alone, and their families weren’t allowed to enter Afterlife. They could only go back to see them occasionally.
Jiaying was someone who held onto what she believed in. Emma didn’t think the woman had changed her mind.
She just wanted to use these three years to make Emma accept that she would have to give up her child.
Inhumans werent ordinary people. Who knew if there were superhumans who could influence the mind?
So, Emma found an opportunity to flee and return to her most familiar hometown, New York.
How? She charged out like a rocket, with her children in her arms.
With her extraordinary gift, she could do whatever she wanted.
Luke was certain that Emma was telling the truth, or at least what she thought was the truth.
In reality, it remained to be seen whether or not Jiaying was a schemer or if the Afterlife was what Emma said it was.
But considering her gift, Luke felt that it was very likely.
It was practically cheating to be able to fly with two kids without them being burnt to death or getting frostbite.
It had only been two years since Emma activated her power, and she hadn’t used it most of the time.
Apart from being exceptionally gifted, it was hard to explain this sort of progress.
How could Jiaying be willing to let go of such a powerful superhuman?
Even Luke would find it hard if he were in Jiaying’s position.
At most, he would use other ways to come to an agreement. After all, he wasn’t an Inhuman, and wasn’t like Jiaying, who thought about “protecting her kind.”
After figuring it out, Luke made a decision.
Emma had to be sent away immediately to hide..