Chapter 4: The Power of Zombie Puppet
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Ling Mo was distracted for one second when a beam of bright light suddenly flashed from Ye Lian’s eyes. At the same time, Ling Mo felt a sharp pain in his head. Fortunately, he snapped back in time and took back control.
Ye Lian had almost broken free from his control in just a few seconds. Ling Mo was terrified.
The zombie puppet had been no match for her at all, and Ling Mo wasn’t doing any better. He didn’t want to hurt her, nor did he want to be killed by her. Now that he found Ye Lian, he couldn’t afford to risk his life. He had to find a way to help her recover.
They couldn’t stay here for too long. Ling Mo quickly controlled Ye Lian and headed towards his shelter.
No matter how careful they were, it was inevitable that they would bump into zombies in such a densely populated area. However, unlike the hard-fought fights on the way here, no zombies could pose a threat with Ye Lian present.
Both in terms of speed and power, Ye Lian far surprassed ordinary zombies. Ling Mo was worried that he would hurt her and he was unwilling to let her fight, but when zombies appeared, Ye Lian transmitted a strong sense of bloodlust to him and he even felt his body heating up. The franticness he had felt controlling the previous zombie puppet was magnified by more than ten times.
The instant Ye Lian dashed out to fight, Ling Mo could feel clarly that he could only half control her. While she fought, her instincts were enhanced to the limit and Ling Mo was unable to control her exact actions. He could only maintain the connection between them, not how she fought.
“I didn’t think that she was this strong…” Ling Mo felt a sense of danger. If he didn’t quickly strengthen his ability, Ye Lian would perhaps break free from his control not soon after. Not even to mention curing her infection, he would probably die by her hands. Even if he somehow survived, it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack if he wanted to find Ye Lian in this huge city again.
Thinking of this, Ling Mo clenched his teeth and then dashed next to Ye Lian, clenching his cleaver tightly.
There were four zombies around her and she was in the middle of twisting off one zombie’s head. They didn’t attack her first, but the three remaining zombies launched themselves at Ling Mo as soon as he appeared.
Ling Mo was nervous facing so many zombies simultaneously for the first time. But without knowing why, the bloodlust that he felt from Ye Lian transformed into a strong fighting desire the moment he lifted his knife.
He let out a low roar and rushed right into the middle of the the three zombies.
The zombies were rather powerful and they didn’t move around rigidly like how they were portrayed in movies. However, these monsters only acted based on instinct, so their attacks were rather simple.
One of the zombies attempted to grab Ling Mo with his hand, but Ling Mo moved sideways abruptly, dodging the attack, and also stabbed the stomach of another zombie at the same time.
Ling Mo could hear the sound of the blade cutting into flesh but he didn’t have time to look over as he lifted his leg and kicked the third zombie harshly.
The zombie fell right in front of Ye Lian. She swiftly emptied out the back of the zombie’s brain before he could even stand up.
The zombie which Ling Mo had dodged approached him once more. After having just steadied himself, Ling Mo found himself in real danger now.
He hadn’t yet pulled out the knife yet when the zombie’s blood-covered hands reached out for him. If he were caught by them, it would be impossible for him to break free.
Despite his life being in danger, Ling Mo didn’t panic. He shoved the cleaver forward, causing the the zombie to stumble forward along with the knife, and then agilely moved to the side.
As the zombies collided against each other, the blade in Ling Mo’s hands had already slit one of their stomachs open horizontally, and stabbed into the other zombie’s head, twisting roughly without stopping.
Everything had happened in the blink of an eye and there were only dead bodies left there when Ling Mo woke up from his berzerk frenzy.
Ling Mo realized that he not only had displayed calmness, but also a high level of synchronization between his mental and physical reactions. Although this was influenced by him having strengthened himself mentally and physically, it was also due to the violent feeling he received from his connection with Ye Lian.
The most important thing was that when Ling Mo looked at the bodies laying at his feet and his knife dripping with fresh blood, his body couldn’t help but tremble. It wasn’t from horror, but from excitement…
By now, Ye Lian had finished devouring the gel from the zombies’ heads and her eyes became brighter and more alert. If they weren’t oddly red, she wouldn’t look any different from an ordinary survivor.
Ling Mo didn’t know why but when Ye Lian’s state changed, he also felt slight changes in his own body.
Although it was very slight, Ling Mo felt like he had grown stronger and regained some energy. More importantly, the spiritual connection between Ye Lian and him also had become tighter.
Was it because he was connected to Ye Lian that when she further mutated, he was also affected? Other than this, Ling Mo couldn’t come up with a better explanation.
Previously, Ling Mo hadn’t been sure if this kind of change was good or bad. But now, he was excited by it.
His rational thinking wasn’t impacted and he could strengthen himself together with Ye Lian! Ling Mo even looked forward to the next improvement. However, he knew that he couldn’t rush it or he would regret it if Ye Lian was harmed in the progress.
On the way back, Ling Mo found a clean dress and a pair of sandals in a shop, planning to change the Ye Liena’s bloodstained clothes once they were home.
The previous zombie puppet had looked gross but Ye Lian was most beloved clean. Even if she turned into a zombie, he wouldn’t let her wear dirty clothes.
But once they got home, looking at Ye Lian sitting quietly in front of him, Ling Mo didn’t know where to start!
Whether or not he controlled Ye Lian to change herself or he did it himself, he would see that body that appeared so many times in his fantasies…
Because Ling Mo didn’t think he had been good enough before, he had never confessed to Ye Lian despite being in love with her. He had never imagined their relationship would ever change. After all, he had been just a shut-in with average income while Ye Lian was the beauty of X City’s university and there were many excellent suitors with better backgrounds than his.
But for the sake of changing her clothes, he had to…
Even if Ye Lian wasn’t conscious, he still felt his mouth drying up.
Ling Mo looked at the bucket of water at his feet and then glanced at the dirty Ye Lian. After hesitating for a long time, he finally stretched his hands out slowly…
“Calm down, calm down…”
It was a lie if he said he didn’t feel any urges facing his love, but Ling Mo’s heart ached as he looked into Ye Lian’s emotionless eyes.
When would he be able to help her recover…