Nayyy, I don’t like Song Shuxian anymore *worships Zhu Ai*
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Chapter 9 Escape from Dangerous Situations
“What’s wrong?” Shen Qingjia looked at Zhu Ai.
Zhu Ai refocused her attention on the zombies below, “Nothing to worry about.”
Shen Qingjia tried her best to calm down as she compressed the flame and turned her head slightly. “You have absorbed so many nuclei; have you been showing any signs of breakthrough recently?”
“At this point, I am unable to absorb more lower level nuclei.” Zhu Ai’s eyebrows slightly furrowed. “Maybe I need a level 4 nucleus.”
Zhu Ai stretched out her hands to manipulate the water curtain hanging in mid-air, stretching it to its limit from 23 meters to 34 meters*. Then, the water curtain shook violently before crashing down upon the zombies.
*T/N: In the previous chapter it said 45 meters but I’m assuming that’s the length it looked like from the peepers’ perspective.
What breakthrough, could this be said to be the limit of level 3 ability users? No, no, not even mentioning the ability users, it was far from reaching the limit of the ability itself. If this problem was solved, maybe they would have more advantages in the face of strong ability users with the same ability in the future!
What was the best way, besides stretching and compressing, to achieve maximum lethality with decreased ability usage?
“Damn it, these zombies are going to climb up.”
Level 1 zombies were much more physically capable than ordinary zombies. Their bodies began to stop decaying, their strength was greater, their fighting skills were stronger, and they were beginning to exert a weak pressure on ordinary corpses. Similarly, their demand for food was higher than that of ordinary corpses.
Although the ability users have immunity to the zombie virus, their flesh and blood had great attraction to the zombies. Now in the eyes of the zombies below, Shen Qingjia and Zhu Ai were a scrumptious banquet to sate the hunger of three days and three nights.
All the zombies became crazed!!! Their roars rocked the earth!
Ordinary zombies did not have the ability to climb but higher-level zombies were different. They were more dexterous than monkeys. Hundreds of higher-level zombies covered the buildings as they climbed and if they were really allowed to reach the roof, it might not take more than a few seconds to swallow up two people!
“Unexpectedly, the higher-level zombies are so flexible… Even if the two ability users are Level 2 powers and Level 3, they can’t kill hundreds of thousands of first-order zombies and hundreds of thousands of ordinary zombies. What on earth were they thinking…?
The captain’s eyes were somewhat bright. “Their fighting prowess is excellent and one of them is a Level 3 power… So, do you want to save them?”
Song Shuxian sneered. “Captain, do you think we can save them from nearly a million corpses? I’ve seen so many arrogant people who think they are invincible once they have powers. Don’t forget what our task is this time!”
Her eyes were focused on the dangerous situation on the distant buildings. Her eyes were full of pity. “A fool always pays for his foolishness… A mindless ability user is more detrimental than a cruel and inhumane one! Death is a pity!”
All the people in the team could only sigh. They were so talented in battle that they just thought about things without thinking about them… What a pity!
The Level 1 corpses roared up the five-story tall building in a mass denser than when the ants came out of a cave. It was a horrible scene that Shen Qingjia had never experienced in her previous or present life.
As if the two armies were at war, only two soldiers on one side were fully counted. It’s just… it’s like fighting hundreds of thousands of hungry wolves with bare hands or fighting hundreds of thousands of people with razor-sharp snow-white knives. Ordinary people would already be ready to faint when they saw this scene. Even though Shen Qingjia was ready, her palms were constantly sweating.
As a weak person in her previous life, all she could think about was surviving. It was strange to see this kind of scene and not fleeing at first chance. But Shen Qingjia knew very well in her heart that an ability user who had not been tempered in battle would never be strong!
Finally, a zombie climbed to the top of the building. Shen Qingjia’s brain buzzed and she threw a fireball at its forehead. However, almost the next second that the zombie turned into ash, a dozen more Level 1 zombies climbed onto the roof of the building.
Every Level 1 zombie had the strength of a tiger. Shen Qingjia was just a sheep in front of them.
One zombie died. Countless zombies climbed to the top of the building. Fire and water abilities alone could not guarantee the safety of the people on the roof.
Shen Qingjia gritted her teeth, lifted the deboning knife and rushed to the edge of the roof. She cut towards several zombies with her knife.
Being so close to the mound of corpses, one could clearly see every part of their flesh and blood. Resisting the urge to retch, Shen Qingjia cut off the head of a corpse. The next second, the zombies rushed towards her with a roar, so close to her, she could not respond to anything but watched the zombie tear itself apart!
As Zhu Ai had been melting the zombies in an orderly manner, she had also been keeping an eye on Shen Qingjia from time to time. When she saw this scene, she immediately turned cold. She threw a water ball towards the head of a zombie who had just leaped up the side of the building, jumped over the zombie heap at her feet, and swiped a sharp knife from her waist across the neck of a zombie. She took a step forward, chopped off another zombie’s arm, kicked it down, and then pulled Shen Qingjia out of the zombie heap.
Zhu Ai waved her knife which whistled as the point of the knife pierced swiftly into the head of the zombie. With a “pop” sound, the knife went a few inches deep into bone. When the knife was drawn out, the zombie fell to the ground.
Zhu Ai’s knife tactics were like a fierce and brutal killing machine, no, this was no longer a knife method. Every tactic and every form was a method of killing refined after thousands of trials!
With difficulty, Zhu Ai cleared an area of space in order to step closer to Shen Qingjia. Her tone was stiff, “These zombies can very easily take your life! Are you crazy or I’m blind?!!!”
Shen Qingjia felt a little embarrassed, “Because you are by my side, I felt no danger whether it’s a mountain or a sea of fire. Momentarily, I lost my vigilance.”
When the great Devil King was escorting you, anyone would feel that they are not in danger!
Zhu Ai took a deep breath and looked into Shen Qingjia’s eyes. “Qingjia, in your heart…What on earth do you think of me?”
Shen Qingjia’s forehead filled with a row of question marks as she unexpectedly recalled the way Zhu Ai looked a month ago, when she only wore a shirt and exposed her slender, white legs. She was somewhat guilty, “Of course you are my best friend.”
“Friends?” Zhu Ai frowned.
Shen Qingjia nodded and her eyes drifted to the side. “You are the only person good to me besides my dead parents. Congratulations, you are just like my elder sister.”
Elder sister?! Zhu Ai’s temples pulsated.
Somehow, both of these two answers were unsatisfactory to her. Her heart was empty and blank. For the first time in her life, she didn’t know what she wanted……
As soon as Zhu Ai lifted her eyes, she saw dozens of corpses rushing towards them. Pushing Shen Qingjia behind her, she sighed, “Forget it, kill the zombies first…”
“Explosion.” She heard Shen Qingjia behind her say, “Since it can be compressed and extended, why can’t the water remain lethal after the explosion?”
Shen Qingjia had suddenly thought of the storm technique used by thunder ability users she had seen in her previous life. The principle was similar, so she guessed that water ability users should also be able to be apply this technique.
Explosion? The word awakened the mind of Zhu Ai! She was momentarily very clear-headed as her brain underwent hundreds of precise calculations in an instant. She raised her right hand and concentrated with all her mind. She generated a basketball-sized ball that spun at a high speed. The faster the ball turned, the harder it was to be seen clearly. It was dazzling and beautiful in the sunshine.
“Bang! ! !”
The water ball exploded but did not fall to the ground with gravity. After the water balloon exploded, it became a myriad of water arrows that shot rapidly in all directions. The tremendous impact and purifying power almost melted the zombies at the moment of encountering the water arrows. The roofs filled previously with dozens of zombies became empty.
“Great!” The distant group of ability users looked through their telescopes with admiration but found that the girl with the water abilities was faltering and the girl with the fire ability embraced her, presumably this technique consumed a lot of energy.
“These two little girls are really different! Especially for the water ability user, the requirement for physical exertion and control is probably incredibly high.” The Captain of the ability user team was amazed and sighed, “But, what a pity…”
The ability users’ flesh and blood were extremely attractive to zombies. A dense mass of zombies climbed up to the roof again and the large-scale water move obviously won’t be able to be used for the second time in such a short time.
Everyone looked gloomy and obviously could not bear to see the next bloody scenes of the two young girls being partitioned by zombies.
Invisible in the shadows was Song Shuxian. She seemed to thought of something and her face took on a pained expression. No one could see her clenching her fist at this moment. The next second, the scene happened to surprise all members of the team and Song Shuxian heard a low exclamation from her team members.
“How could that be? That’s breaking the rules!*”
*T/N: wow, trying not to die is breaking the rules
“Captain, I too want to break my limits!”
“This method of escape? It’s very practical. Well, it should be reported to the base.” This was the Captain that spoke.