Chapter 12: Deal
Translator: Exodus Tales
Editor: Exodus Tales
“Oh… I refuse.”
Ling Mo shook his head firmly. He helped them because he didn’t have a choice, not to mention that what happened just then was unpleasant. He wanted to leave with Ye Lian as soon as possible or they wouldn’t be able to when it’s dark.
“Why are you like this? I haven’t even said anything yet!”
Xia Na bit her lips gloomily and she didn’t plan to let go of Ling Mo’s sleeves at all. Although she looked stubborn, Ling Mo studied her closely and realised that she had a baby face that made her look much younger than her actual age. He only noticed her sharpness when slaughtering zombies, he never realised that she was a cute looking little girl.
He didn’t know if it was because she bore the hopes of so many people and underwent too many battles, she made others feel that she was more mature than what she looked like.
“Oi, don’t stare at me!” Xia Na noticed Ling Mo staring at her face, she suddenly raised her eyebrow and swung his arm aside, “We are all survivors and you look like you are capable, why won’t you help?”
If you are really that capable, why do you need my help… From Xia Na’s tone of voice, she obviously didn’t want to admit that she wasn’t as skilled as Ling Mo and it made Ling Mo criticise her silently.
“Let me put it this way, I won’t help you with anything related to those worms.” Ling Mo didn’t have a good impression on those people who relied on her. Ever since Xia Na and Liu Yuhao came back, these people didn’t care about their safety but excluded him and Ye Lian for their selfish benefits. In a way, slapping Lu Xin was indirectly slapping the faces of these worms.
However, it was Xia Na and Liu Yuhao’s decision and Ling Mo didn’t plan to comment on it, but it was impossible if he needed to do anything related to them.
Xia Na revealed a profound smile after hearing his words, “So you are willing to help if it’s not related to them? Good, because it actually isn’t related to them.”
“I didn’t say that…”
“I heard Liu Yuhao telling you this, we are students of City X’s Third Middle School. You know it, right?”
“I do… A selective school, all boarding…”
The Third Middle School was rather famous in City X. However, Ling Mo always had average grades so he only heard of it before but he never went. On the contrary, Ye Lian graduated from the Third Middle School the year before last and made it into City X’s university. He didn’t expect that Lu Xin who looked like he needed a spank was from there too…
At this moment, Liu Yuhao timely added from the side, “That Lu Xin got it by money.”
“You are annoying!” Xia Na glared at him and continued, “When we escaped, there were some other students who remained there. We said we’ll go and pick them up once we find somewhere to say, but we went back once and there’s no way to get any closer. You just have to help me go in there, how about that?”
To be honest, Ling Mo didn’t have the self-sacrificing spirit, but he wouldn’t take his standard and force it on others either.
He looked at Xia Na deeply and stretched his hand out, “And my pay?”
“Did you think I’m free labour?” Ling Mo questioned back.
Liu Yuhao’s eye twitched and suddenly became frantic, “Who the hell told me that everyone would help each other for mutual benefits after a disaster? Brother Ling, I suddenly feel that the world is dark!”
“It depends on what kind of disaster it is. Do you think that there is still order and moral?” Ling Mo humphed coldly.
Indeed, the outside was packed with zombies and humans hid like mice, trying to survive in the cracks. The order of the world completely collapsed. A week ago, perhaps they could hope for help, but now they learnt that there was no other method than saving themselves in a situation like this.
When the disaster broke out, everyone had the possibility to turn into zombies and no one even knew which mediums the virus used to infect people. But if it was enough to make such a large scale virus explosion and take over the world in merely a day, perhaps it travelled through air…
And when these zombies met living people, they would only kill and devour them without giving them a chance to mutate.
Xia Na stared at Ling Mo for a long while and suddenly smiled, “Your request is reasonable, but didn’t you already get your pay?” Xia Na pointed the short dagger tied at Ling Mo’s waist with her finger, “That, my relative made it.”
“You are Wang Lin’s relative?!”
Ling Mo jumped. The world is too small! However, this could explain why a little girl owned such a sharp long sword. It was probably beyond what weapon’s laws permitted in the country and it was a great weapon for killing!
But when Ling Mo looked at her sword, he realised that the carvings on the handle was slightly different. “Wang” wasn’t carved on it…
Perhaps Xia Na saw Ling Mo’s doubts and snorted coldly as she touched the handle of her sword behind her shoulder, “Stop staring at it, I made this myself. And just telling you, Wang Ling made the one in your hand.”
“Wang Ling?” Ling Mo was really shocked this time. He didn’t imagine that sick and weak looking girl in his memory knew how to make knives so well… But as he thought, Wang’s family had a handmade workshop and it wasn’t strange to pass the skill to her.
She was so young and skilled, but she died in the disaster without even leaving her body behind…. Ling Mo couldn’t help but clench the handle tightly and his expressions became dark.
Xia Na didn’t notice the slight change in Ling Mo’s eyes as she continued, “Although it’s not as well made as mine, but isn’t this dagger worth quite a lot? I’ll count that as my pay in advance. So it’s decided then? If you are worried about sister’s safety, she can wait for us here. My classmates will take care of her…”
“It’s fine.” Ling Mo immediately declined Xia Na’s offer. Is she joking? Ye Lian was a mutated zombie and as soon as she breaks away from his control, perhaps only a pile of flesh and bones will be left here after they came back.
“Although you are annoying, you are quite good at this. Even though she can’t talk and looks like an introvert, she’s pretty. You should cherish her!”
Xia Na raised her eyebrows and suddenly stretched out her hand to pat Ling Mo’s shoulder as she spoke seriously.
So, little sister, you really misunderstood us… Ling Mo’s heart loosened a little after knowing that Xia Na and Wang Ling was related. In a highly populated place like schools, there would be an unimaginable amount of zombies there and perhaps those people there have died already. Presumably, Xia Na already considered this kind of outside, but she still didn’t give up.
Should he say that she was stubborn, or should he say that she was stupid…
“I’ll only send you to the door,” Ling Mo thought through it thoroughly for a while and thought that it should be fine for them to fight their way to the front gate with his skills.
“Great! Brother Ling, it’s hard for you to decide to stay and help us, we must eat and drink well tonight! Hahaha…” Liu Yuhao secretly gave Xia Na a thumbs up and laughed as he draped his arm over Ling Mo’s shoulder.
“Since it’s a deal, I won’t say thank you then.”
Xia Na smiled a little and held Ye Lian’s hand. Ling Mo could see that she quite liked the pretty but expressionless sister who couldn’t talk at all…