Ling Mo spent the past one over hour of rest finding out how to obtain a greater freedom of control over his ability to manipulate his spiritual power. In other words, he was discovering how to go about making his tentacles even more lethal…
With Ye Lian and Shana taking turns to be his sparring partner, Ling Mo very quickly caught onto a trick. Soon after that he turned his attention to using his spiritual power to control objects.
But Ling Mo’s experience was only limited to controlling living creatures. Suddenly changing his target to objects had dumbfounded him for awhile. Of course it might be due to Ling Mo’s spiritual tentacles lacking strength, resulting in multiple failures.
The closest Ling Mo came to succeeding was when he managed to make a piece of leaf move a little. But just that bit of movement nearly made Ling Mo’s brain explode.
Although this was a little out of Ling Mo’s expectations, the process of finding other uses for his puppeteer ability was one he had to take a step at a time. The previous result already made him feel very happy.
Presumably, attempting such a procedure once again after his spiritual power had risen would lead to a much higher rate of success.
To Ling Mo, the spiritual power that his puppeteer ability consumed was excessive. He was forced to stop after over an hour of experimentation. Continuing would only render him breathless.
After finding that his shoulder had gotten a lot better, Ling Mo immediately set out once again with Ye Lian and Shana.
However, their journey was met with torrential rain, causing Ling Mo to feel depressed.
But Ling Mo decided to hurry on despite the pouring rain so that they could get back to the construction site before it got dark.
Although zombies weren’t afraid of getting caught in the rain, how could Ling Mo allow Ye Lian and Shana to get drenched. Therefore he specially went to a roadside shop and got them some raincoats.
Three figures wearing deep blue raincoats made their way through the rain. These three were probably the only figures within the city at present.
This was the first thunderstorm after the world had ended. Bean-sized droplets of rain hit the ground, washing away the bloodstains that had seemingly coagulated into paste.
The rain on the ground converged into a reddish black brook, gripping the hearts of those who looked at it. No one knew who many people had to die before it took on such an appearance.
With Ye Lian and Shana clearing the way, their pace was brisk in spite of the rain. They managed to reach the construction site before dusk gave way to night.
After doing some simple sorting of the items he’d gathered and cooking himself a nice meal, Ling Mo took out the advanced zombie’s viral gel.
Ling Mo originally intended to share this piece of gel equally amongst Ye Lian and Shana, however Shana showed some hesitation when he gave it to her. She then proceeded to further split her share, leaving roughly a third of it in her hand.
Seeing Ling Mo look at her suspiciously, Shana haltingly said, “There’s too…much, it’s too pure.”
Ling Mo came to the sudden realization that Shana’s physical evolution was far from Ye Lian’s. Her body wouldn’t be able to handle such an excessive amount.
For the sake of safety, Ling Mo made Shana and Ye Lian take turns to consume the viral gel. Their current evolutionary progress was probably what allowed them to take in such an incomparably pure piece of viral gel without passing out. It only resulted in their eyes rapidly turning red, awakening their zombie instincts. In such a situation, they were making an effort
to brace themselves for the next step of their transformation that the virus would bring them.
But even Ling Mo hadn’t expected this time’s upgrade to take whole three days. During this time, although Shana and Ye Lian didn’t lose consciousness, they had no awareness of their surroundings at all. Even Ling Mo didn’t dare to use his tentacles to penetrate their spiritual orbs and check on their condition, because both the insides of their bodies and their spiritual realms felt as if gigantic waves were roiling about.
Ling Mo could feel his body being improved as well. However, similar to the previous time, the changes his body experienced didn’t last for long. He only felt a modest increase to his strength and speed. On the other hand, the improvement to his spiritual strength was comparatively large. His spiritual tentacles had become even more flexible and they took on a shade of red that was even closer to that of blood.
Ling Mo was very satisfied with these changes. After finding out the true use of his puppeteer ability, having greater spiritual strength would naturally be desirable.
Shana who was the first to take in the viral gel and was also the first to wake up.
She looked somewhat perplexed as she stared at Ling Mo before her gaze gradually filled with clarity and said, “I feel like I’ve remembered many things.”
Ling Mo was stunned upon hearing Shana’s manner of speech before he revealed an expression of extreme happiness!
Her manner of speech was far too similar to Shana before she’d turned into a zombie! Although it still sounded a little indifferent and lacking in emotion, it was extremely close to how she was in the past! If she were sat beside someone who didn’t know the truth, they probably wouldn’t be able to notice any abnormalities, let alone guess that she was, in fact, a zombie!
“What did you remember?” Ling Mo was filled with excitement as he asked.
Shana stared seriously at Ling Mo as she spoke she every word, “I remember you.”
Ling Mo’s expression immediately turned very embarrassed.
“You used giving me a bath as an excuse to feel me up…” Ling Mo’s expression continued to grow more complicated as Shana continued on.
What kind of situation was this!
Shouldn’t the very first thing Shana do after regaining her sanity be to lament her life as she looked back on it; after which, shouldn’t she thank Ling Mo for all the effort that he put in?!
Even if she wasn’t planning on devoting herself to him for life, at the very least, giving him a kiss wasn’t asking for too much, right?
Ling Mo had fantasized countless times about how the scene when Shana and Ye Lian regained their sanity would be like. It might be a touching moment, or it might be one filled with blazing emotions…
But he never expected such a situation to occur!
Shana’s tone of voice sounded very calm, to the point where it felt like she had no emotions… If one were to neglect the content of her speech, she almost sounded the same as she did three days ago.
Although Shana remembered what had happened while she was a zombie, she never bothered to mention them before. In her mind she probably felt that such matters weren’t worth bringing up.
Could Shana’s have recovered her sanity?
At this moment, Shana suddenly indifferently added, “This is probably what you humans call molesting right?”
“Eh, you humans?”
Ling Mo couldn’t help but be stunned for a moment.
Once her words sank in, the look in Ling Mo’s eyes suddenly turned a little complicated.
Shana had previously said that she was no longer a human, and that she had no intention of turning back into one. She was even less inclined to remember anything related to her past.
Who would have thought that her way of thinking would still remain the same even after regaining her sanity.
But this was normal. It’d be disastrous if she really did think of herself as a human. Not to mention anything else, just the memory of her eating viral gels alone would be enough to cause her to fall apart.
After her mutation, Shana had already turned into a different race; a zombie.
She recovered her memories, but not her personality. Based on her nature, she was still a zombie, regardless of how much of her sanity she recovered.
Regardless of the number of human memories she recalled, the present Shana would use a zombie’s way of thinking to look at things.