Chapter 58: Not Only Controlling Zombies
Judging from the stamina and power of an advanced level zombie, they were much stronger than mutated zombies. The most obvious difference was that they already regained some intelligence.
A mutated zombie like Ye Lian merely started to have signs of regaining their intelligence.
That female zombie who wasn’t wearing any underwear obviously had self-awareness. Perhaps it wasn’t complete, but it was a huge jump compared to those who only acted based on their instincts.
It was imaginable that she would turn into a slaughter machine if she had more chances to evolve.
Lurking inside this mall meant that she would have had enough food sources for a long period of time. More mutated zombies would appear and become the nutrient for her evolution. But Ling Mo’s sudden appearance with the girls made her lose her life.
It was the first time that Ling Mo was injured and almost got killed since he mastered his ability to control zombies.
He would be lying if he said he wasn’t horrified. Even when they were far from the mall, Ling Mo’s heart was still beating furiously.
“That was too brutal… I didn’t expect something even worse than a mutated zombie to be here…”
Ling Mo’s expressions weren’t kind, but soon, he calmed down.
It was obvious that only a very minority of zombies were at this level. In a city with tens of millions of zombies, perhaps a small portion was at her level.
These zombies relied on themselves to evolve, but Ling Mo could rely on himself to make Ye Lian and Xia Na evolve.
If one advanced level zombie was so strong, what if he had two advanced level zombies with him?
Ling Mo even started guessing how strong zombies would be if there were something even stronger than an advanced level zombie…
“Rather than dreaming about it, I should breed the two strongest zombies myself!”
Ling Mo’s eyes glittered passionately. Xia Na said that she didn’t want to go back, which meant that Ye Lian should feel the same.
Since they could no longer go back to human society, then they must grow to be strong enough to survive or other stronger zombies will hunt them down.
Now that Xia Na experienced a surprise attack, it rang the alarm for Ling Mo.
The awareness that an advanced level zombie started to show meant that a zombie’s evolution was an improvement in both physical and psychological aspects.
It didn’t contradict his original wish!
When Ling Mo dreamed that he could take two strong zombies with him and act free in the sea of zombies, how sick would that be…
“Ssss…” The sharp pain from his shoulders shattered his beautiful dream. He grimaced as he covered his shoulder, found a quiet corner, and sat down.
After he took off his clothes, his eyes twitched uncontrollably. That advanced zombie was too strong. She didn’t only leave behind a dark mark on his shoulders, his entire shoulder was swollen.
The apocalypse was full of danger. Even if he had special powers and he had two mutated zombies with him, there was a possibility that he would lose his life any time soon.
If it was someone else, they would try to avoid danger if possible, but Ling Mo couldn’t.
Although his fantasy was great, it wasn’t easy to turn it into reality. Allowing Ye Lian and Xia Na to improve meant that he needed a large number of gel parts.
On the other side, Ling Mo discovered his disadvantage after this fight. When they encountered a zombie with a stronger mind, he couldn’t use his puppet control power yet he was weak at close combat.
He only had an advantage when he faced normal people and normal zombies. When he faced advanced level zombies, it was completely useless.
If he continued to go on like this, he would be a burden to Ye Lian and Xia Na and it was unacceptable to rely on their protection.
Ling Mo could feel that he had room for further development, and the battle today completely warned him.
It wasn’t enough to rely on his ability to control zombies alone. He had to learn how to expand his potential! Other than controlling zombies, shouldn’t he use his ability to improve his actual combat skills?
Of course, the process won’t be easy.
“There is nothing to be afraid of! Compared to those survivors with nothing, at least I have something to fight on. My motivation is more than just the will to survive!”
Ling Mo secretly looked down on himself. Since he had a special power, he should use his power to its fullest! No matter how hard it was!
He was already more fortunate than normal survivors.
Normal survivors had no other paths to pick other than joining campuses like the one Wang Ling was in and seek help from a collective group. If some had thick faces, they could rely on stronger survivors to live on. There were always some people who were willing to take worms in, such as Xia Na. She was now a zombie but she was a stupid and kind girl.
The majority of people who had survived probably lost their prior purpose in life in this dangerous and scary environment. The purpose of their life was to continue to live on.
Ling Mo was different. Because he had a more important goal, he was courageous enough to venture into a dangerous place like this, and he had more reasons to continue risking his life for it.
He pondered as he clenched his teeth and pessed on his shoulder, he couldn’t help but exhale sharply.
“Sss… I’m lucky it’s not my bones… Xia Na, give me a hand.”
Ling Mo took out a cube of cream from his pocket. It was a pain relief cream he got from a chemist on the way here.
A cube of normal cream that was barely worth ten yuan was an unpurchasable luxury. After all, it wasn’t easy to stay unharmed fighting in a crowd of zombies every day. Small wounds on their body were usually ignored but wounds on hands and feet could be fatal to them. Right now, Ling Mo could barely lift his hand up let alone fight.
But when Ling Mo passed the tube to Xia Na, he smiled bitterly.
Perhaps it was because Xia Na was just attacked and sent into the air. Her eyes were still red from the difficult battle. Although Xia Na could understand him as a zombie, if he asked her to rub the cream on when she’s still in an aggressive state…
Ling Mo swallowed after glancing at her murderous eyes staring at him and silently turned to Ye Lian.
Although he had to control her to do it, at least Ye Lian was helping him with it…
Ling Mo’s body twitched from the pain and managed to pull through when Ye Lian rubbed the cream on his shoulders with ice cold hands. When Ling Mo put his clothes back on, his forehead was filled with sweat.
Even with the cream, it would take a few days to heal. It was already extremely extravagant to have medicine. The rest was all up to his own healing.
If he was a zombie, this type of wound won’t affect him at all and it would soon recover…
And a mutated zombie like Xia Na didn’t receive too much damage despite being hit into the air.
After Ling Mo caught his breath, he took out a plastic bag and took over the gel part from Ye Lian’s hands. It was the gel part from an advanced level zombie.
They could see that it was much different from the other gel parts despite being placed in the plastic. It was much smaller than the others and it was completely red without any other colors. Looking closely, it was like a piece of sparkling and translucent ruby. Although he loathed that zombie, he couldn’t deny how magnificent this gel part was!
The longer Ling Mo looked at it, the harder it was to look away from it…
How would anybody know if he didn’t say that they got this from a zombie’s brain?