Chapter 21: Untimed Bomb
Translator: Exodus Tales
Editor: Exodus Tales
Against everyone’s bewilderment and shock, Xia Na slowly took her sword back and spoke lowly, “The longer we drag it on, the longer he will suffer.”
It wasn’t difficult to realize it, but being cruel enough to make a move wasn’t something everyone could do.
“It’s obviously a mutated zombie, but you killed it so quickly…” Xia Na shifted her glance to Ling Mo and spoke with complicated expressions.
Ling Mo’s lips twitched and replied as he wiped away his nose blood, “Don’t look at me like that, am I also not injured?”
“Is he fine?” Xia Na glanced at Ling Mo deeply before approaching Liu Yuhao and Lu Xin.
“The bleeding stopped…” Although that had been said, Liu Yuhao’s expression was grim, and there were some things he couldn’t say straightforwardly in front of Lu Xin.
“Xia Na, come over for a second.”
Liu Yuhao packed up his first aid kit, helped Lu Xin sit down by the wall before whispering to Xia Na.
Ling Mo, who was standing on the side, heard it clearly and before he could open his mouth, Xia Na pulled him over, “You should come too.”
Although small, she acknowledged Ling Mo’s leader position in this small team, it was also an act of approval of Ling Mo’s ability. Perhaps this little girl completed accepted him when she first saw the corpse of the dead person.
Liu Yuhao took them around the shelves and whispered, “Lu Xin probably won’t make it…”
“I know.” Xia Na pursed her lips and replied.
Ling Mo raised his eyebrows and unconsciously glanced at Ye Lian.
The virus was infectious. Perhaps the large scale disaster was spread through the air, and no survivors mutated after the disaster broke out. It wasn’t difficult to comprehend as the virus would evolve, and this was displayed on Ye Lian. Now, it was likely that the virus spread through blood.
Because a minority of people could escape with an injured body, there were almost no mutated zombies, and even if there were, no one would know.
So now, Liu Yuhao and the others faced a difficult question. Will Lu Xin become a zombie? Should they kill him now, or observe for some time first? If he only injured his arm or feet, perhaps they would be able to save him by cutting them off, but the wound was on his back, and the mutated zombie’s hand was also full of blood. He wasn’t only a burden, but also a ticking bomb!
But the decision was on Xia Na and Liu Yuhao. Ling Mo already decided that if they choose to keep Lu Xin, he wouldn’t stay and go through this mess with them. They weren’t far from the Third Middle School, perhaps he could arrive sooner with Ye Lian. There, he will be able to look for more mutated zombies and speed up the process of helping Ye Lian to recover.
Despite the established friendship with Xia Na and Liu Yuhao, they weren’t close enough to affect his decision making power. Even when he decided to step up for them, he did so when he was confident he could do it.
Perhaps Liu Yuhao saw the unkindness in Ling Mo’s eyes, he mumbled probingly, “If we take him…”
“Don’t be stupid, how can we bring him along? Didn’t you see that no one dares to move any closer to him?” Although Xia Na was a girl, she was quite decisive and laughed bitterly at Liu Yuhao’s words.
Indeed, when Lu Xin yelped “aiyo,” no one dared to move closer to him other than Liu Yuhao, who cleaned up his wounds. The others all moved far away from him and were afraid of getting in physical contact with him.
“What should we do… We can’t just kill him, can we? He’s still… He is still conscious and alive…”
“Give him some food and let him stay here. If he’s still alive and hasn’t changed into a zombie when we come back, we’ll take him along!”
Xia Na quickly made the decision, and it was a compromising decision.
Sigh… Ling Mo secretly sighed. You two are doing so much for him, but he won’t necessarily thank you two, and you’ll lose food…
However, it was much better than bringing a burden along, so when Xia Na looked at him, Ling Mo nodded carelessly.
As expected, Lu Xin’s face turned dark when Xia Na and Liu Yuhao told him their decision. His eyes were filled with extreme resentment other than deep despair!
Lu Xin wanted to talk back but his entire body turned ice-cold when he saw the expressions of everyone else.
No one had objections; no one cared about his life!
“Great… You are all great…” Lu Xin forced these words harshly through his throat with difficulty and took the food Liu Yuhao passed to him with a cold smile before shutting his mouth tightly, not speaking any further. Even so, his body trembled continuously, and so did his lips.
Terror and hatred made Lu Xin’s glare complicated, and almost no one dared to look at his eyes.
“I’ll send you to the office over there. Don’t worry, we’ll come back for you.” Liu Yuhao spoke apologetically. It was the kindest they could be so that the smell of blood on him wouldn’t attract other zombies to eat him up.
Lu Xin nodded coldly. After Liu Yuhao helped settle him down and closed the door, everyone remained silent.
Compared to freeing a severely wounded companion from suffering, they probably felt worse to leave their companion behind despite it being only a temporary feeling…
But honestly speaking, Ling Mo didn’t feel troubled by it at all. First, he hated Lu Xin anyways, and second, he didn’t think what Xia Na and Liu Yuhao did was wrong. Lu Xin, however, was the selfish one as he wanted a group of people to sacrifice for himself only!
Ling Mo didn’t know why, but he was eager to know. After getting injured by a zombie, a mutated zombie, would Lu Xin change too?
They lost two companions during the break, and the death rate was extremely high. No one wanted to stay here for any longer and hurried away.
Luckily Wang Cheng also found some food, now they had enough food for today even after Liu Yuhao gave some of it to Lu Xin. The main reason being that other than Ling Mo and Ye Lian, as well as Lu Xin, whom they temporarily abandoned, there were only five people left.
A girl, Wang Cheng, the boy with glasses, the boy who almost killed Wang Cheng, Xia Na and Liu Yuhao.
Ling Mo didn’t know why but he felt that Wang Cheng looked relaxed and light after so many companions left. Although he looked upset, it looked fake to Ling Mo.
Oh well, it was none of his business anyway. These people had no courage and no combat ability, yet they valued their lives more than anyone else. Naturally, their heads would be filled with schemes.