Chapter 29: Strange Mutation
Translator: Exodus Tales
Editor: Exodus Tales
But after waiting for more than ten minutes, Xia Na still stared at Ling Mo blankly without any reactions. Luckily, her body didn’t mutate further other than her eyes, which became blood red. Ling Mo finally relaxed a little as her body didn’t start to rot.
“There’s nothing we can do. We should leave first.”
Ling Mo sighed helplessly and dragged Xia Na up. Of course, Ling Mo tried to control her before moving her to check if she was still conscious or not. A strong force bounced back, giving Ling Mo a headache and joy at the same time. The slightest intellect meant that she wasn’t completely a zombie yet.
After all, a normal person and a zombie’s mental state was very different. Normal people knew how to think and their emotions would fluctuate, but zombies were like machines that are driven by their instincts. He could only control Xia Na for an instant was because she was completely driven by her instinct, which meant that her self awareness was at the lowest point.
Although Xia Na didn’t have any reactions, her consciousness activities were still normal. It was impossible for Ling Mo to control her under these circumstances.
Considering their safety, Ling Mo controlled Ye Lian as both of them pulled one of Xia Na’s arms each, carrying her. Even if she became wild way back, she wasn’t going to be able to harm anyone with him and Ye Lian here.
“Brother Ling, where are you taking Xia Na?” Liu Yuhao completely ran out of ideas and asked helplessly.
Ling Mo turned around and glanced at him. “It’s too dangerous here. The smell of blood will attract zombies in the school. If something happens to Xia Na again, how do we cope with it? We should find a safer shelter first.”
“Right, you are right…” Liu Yuhao froze for a second and quickly nodded. Then, he added sincerely, “Brother Ling, and Sister Ye Lian, thank you both.”
This “thank you” included too much and Ling Mo smiled without saying anything. As for Ye Lian, she was a mutated zombie and although they couldn’t see it by her appearance alone, she didn’t react to Liu Yuhao’s words at all.
Luckily, that Liu Yuhao didn’t mind and his impression of Ye Lian was that she was an introverted big sister.
When they passed a dorm, Liu Yuhao suddenly asked Ling Mo to wait for a while. He ran into the building and quickly sprinted back with Xia Na’s long sword and panted, “Xia Na made this with her own hands and the quality is great. It’s a shame that she will regret leaving it behind.”
It was true. Not to mention that guns were difficult to find, even if they found some, normal people wouldn’t know how to pull the trigger and aim. The most straightforward problem was that they would be seeking for death if they use guns in an area packed with zombies without a suppressor.
In a situation like this, cold weapons were better to use. However, there weren’t a lot of good cold weapons either. Killing zombies wasn’t like butchering pigs. It was easy for the blade to become blunt and even split open if one put too much strength into it. Unlike Ling Mo’s short dagger, it wasn’t only light, but it was extremely sharp with good quality.
Xia Na’s skills of handmade blades were passed down to her as the Wang Family also did. She was rather skilled too. Her long sword looked extraordinary and she was always taking care of it when she had time. She indeed cherished it well.
Liu Yuhao was close to Xia Na and naturally would seek the sword back for her. Although they didn’t know how Xia Na will end up like…
“You treat Xia Na well, lovingly and loyally…” Ling Mo sighed. He did the same for Ye Lian. Even if she became a zombie or even a mutated zombie, he never gave his hopes up.
However, Liu Yuhao expressions became weird. “Brother Ling, I think you misunderstood me. Xia Na and I aren’t what you think we are. Uh, Xia Na, she… She doesn’t see me that way…”
Is that so… Ling Mo already noticed that Liu Yuhao treated Xia Na very differently through interactions, but Xia Na treated Liu Yuhao coldly.
“I didn’t do it because I liked her…” Liu Yuhao explained in a rush.
“I understand,” Ling Mo nodded comprehendingly. Perhaps Liu Yuhao felt more thankful and respectful towards Xia Na. After all, the group of worms relied on Xia Na to support themselves and no matter how hard-working Liu Yuhao was, his ordinary skills were incomparable to Xia Na.
Liu Yuhao was out of stamina yet still held the sword in his hands. His face became pale and his breathing became rapid, yet e didn’t ask for help at all which made Ling Mo touched. His impressions of this kind and faithful boy was quite good and made Ye Lian hold the sword for him.
As for Wang Cheng, although he was as tired as a dead pig, he was smarter than Lu Xin. He clenched his teeth and forced himself to keep up silently with Ling Mo.
The group quickly left the school and entered a high-end residential district opposite the road. There was something good about buildings with lifts. It was half open and half sealed. There weren’t many wandering zombies in the district. However, it wasn’t a suitable place to be stopping at, but he had to deal with it with Xia Na here.
Ling Mo studied around him and went into a building with blank space at the front. After, he found the staircases towards the safety exit which was an escape route.
He only wanted to find a temporary shelter and he didn’t intentionally clear the zombies in the building but went up to a room on the second floor.
He opened the door and it was a mess inside, but there were no zombies inside it. Ling Mo locked all the doors and checked everything thoroughly and carefully before settling Xia Na down in one of the bedrooms.
Xia Na’s emotions were rather stable right now and it seemed like she let her thoughts flow. If her eyes didn’t become redder and redder, Ling Mo almost thought that she completely returned to normal. But when Ling Mo carried her onto the bed, she suddenly fought back crazily and her eyes were fixed onto Ling Mo’s chest tightly.
“I… I want…”
“You want more?”
Ling Mo was surprised but Xia Na’s hand already reached out for it. He had no choice but to take out another gel with low purity.
As soon as the gel part appeared in her eyes, she couldn’t wait and snatched it over and shoved it into her mouth. She suddenly widened her eyes and became limp again before closing her eyes slowly.
The sudden change made Ling Mo jump. He didn’t have time to think as he quickly put his ears onto her chest.
Luckily, her heart was still beating… But her reaction… was she going to evolve like Ye Lian? But she wasn’t completely a zombie yet!
What on earth is happening? Ling Mo looked at Xia Na with a complicated and confused expression. Xia Na just fainted and he didn’t know how long he had to wait before she woke up. It looked like they had to stay here for now.