Vol 5: Chapter 2-3.
OConnell was essentially forced to accept their request to bring them to Hamunaptra. Of course, Zheng then gave him two gold bars which made him feel better. Without a choice, he brought Zheng and the others back to his inn.
OConnell seemed like a regular here. He hit up a conversation with a blonde young man as soon as he stepped inside. Basically about how he stayed in jail for a few days and almost got hanged.
After a while, OConnell turned to Zheng. You guys stay here, I will go sell the gold first and buy some guns and ammo. Of course I dont think you guys need any guns right? Then he pointed at Zero with a laugh.
Zheng also laughed. He knew OConnell was someone that could keep his promises from the movie. But because of the 5000 meter limitation, he took out another gold bar from the ring and said, Due to various reasons, we have to follow you around. But we wont be stingy with money. Dont worry, we are aware of some people guarding Hamunaptra. We will deal with them when we encounter them. I only wish to find Hamunaptra.
OConnell looked at Zheng in confusion. He grabbed the gold bar and said, Then lets hurry. I promised that woman to meet up at Giza port tomorrow morning. Its not safe to enter the black market at night. Lets go.
The returned to the inn shortly after. OConnell exchanged the gold bars for a large sum of cash and coins easily. Not only did he buy himself a bag of weapons but also new clothes and shoes. When they got back to the inn, he had opened up to Zhengs group.
The inn wasnt too big but the rooms had everything necessary. During dinner, OConnell began to talk about his experiences as a soldier, especially the time he entered Hamunaptra three years ago, and how he escaped from the desert.
We received an order to look for the city of the dead, which had an unlimited amount of gold Hoho, I almost suspected youd found the gold from there Anyway, after wed eaten enough sand, Hamunaptra finally came into our sight on a nice day. The pharaoh's tomb, the books of the living and the dead, and the large amount of gold
After we reached it, we only had the opportunity to do some simple exploration before we were attacked by a group in black clothes. They wanted to kill all of us. I escaped after encountering a strange event. I was going to get killed but the ground I was standing on suddenly elevated. It was the face of a man, probably the spirit that guards the tomb Ahem, anyway, I was the only one that escaped alive. Then I was faced with the endless desert
OConnell took a gulp of his tequila then continued. Back then I had no supplies or clean water. And it takes three days to reach the nearest oasis from Hamunaptra. Thats the desert. Without any horses, or camels, it would take at least five days of walking. Under those harsh temperatures and conditions, any human would have become a jerky
At the third day, I started eating snakes and scorpions, using their blood to moisturize my throat Then at night I would dig through layers of sand for the wet sand underneath I didnt know how I made it to the oasis. I probably looked like a mummy by then. Haha
Even though he said it in a normal tone, but the dangers and difficulties were there. Some of them comforted him while Zero and the rest were eating their meals with indifference.
OConnell suddenly said, Why do you want to find Hamunaptra? The gold that you gave me is of the purest quality. And you dont even seem to care that much, just like you are filthy rich. Is the gold from Hamunaptra really that attractive to you?
Zheng smiled bitterly as he drank his tequila. If I say I am not here for the gold, but rather that we will die if we dont go there. Would you believe it? It sounds so implausible
Is it a curse? Whatever, I dont know anything about it anyway. I will do what I promised. We will leave for Hamunaptra tomorrow I hope I dont have to run away this time.
That will be difficult
The few of them that knew the plot laughed. In the plot, OConnells group unleashed Imhotep and had to run away to Cairo. Even though they had ample supplies but being chased by a mummy wasnt the best feeling.
Good! Then we will leave for Hamunaptra tomorrow! Zheng raised his tequila to OConnell and nodded with determination.
With a devious smile Lan suddenly said, Right, we still need to buy one more thing. That will be our amulet.
Whats it? Everyone asked at the same time, including Zheng and OConnell.