Living till such a day came…. While thinking about it was simple, actually carrying out wouldn't be so easy!
Furthermore, in Ling Mo's heart, he felt that this world that was riddled with problems likely wouldn't be able to return to how it once was.
It wasn't just X City that was affected. Even the region that Ling Mo lived in might have been reduced to a ghost city as well. And, even if humanity was able to once again establish itself, would they really be able to eradicate all the zombies out there?
Ling Mo did harbour such hope in the beginning, but after seeing that no help was being sent their way even up till now, his way of thinking gradually began to change.
Rather than wait for help that might never come, he might as well increase his own strength and rely on himself instead to continue living on.
"Let's go, the corpse will soon attract other zombies." Ling Mo sighed and said.
Ye Lian's manner of attacking was both swift and savage, which left a wound that was practically a gaping hole in the corpse's belly. Some of its internal organs had slipped out onto the ground and a thick stench of blood permeated the air. Any zombies within the vicinity would soon rush over here like hungry wolves after catching a whiff of it.
Seeing as Lin Luanqiu was practically unable to move due to her exertion in the previous battle, he allowed Shana to support her while also doubling as a rearguard to warn them of any dangers.
Shi Bin was only skilled at ambushes. He was just a little gigolo wouldn't be able to react appropriately in a real battle, so he couldn't be counted on.
Sure enough, zombies attracted by the smell of blood came out from every corner of the forest. These zombies were the ones that had originally been lured out of the school by Lin Luanqiu's group when they previously made their escape. They were then subsequently left behind in the vicinity of this area.
With Ye Lian taking the lead, all the oncoming zombies were easily dispatched. As for the ones that came from other directions, more than half of them fell under the influence of Ling Mo's spiritual tentacles. Following that, he got close to them and finished them off with a single strike to their vital points.
However, Ling Mo had no intention of lending a hand to deal with the zombies that came by Shi Bin's way. Seeing this, he was placed in a difficult situation where he had to wind around a tree to deal with the zombies. If not for his rather nimble body, he'd likely have long since died.
Seeing as Ling Mo didn't take any action, Lin Luanqiu knew that he did so with the intent to teach Shi Bin a lesson. However, she was indeed intelligent. She knew that she owed Ling Mo one for saving her life just now, so she didn't have the right to make any requests of him. As such, she had no choice but to helplessly act as if she hadn't seen anything
Using the terrain to his advantage, Shi Bin managed to take care of a few zombies. However, that bout of exertion left him as tired as a dead pig, to the point where he nearly collapsed on the ground while violently gasping for breath.
In contrast, Ling Mo on his own had taken care of over ten zombies that came his way. Aside from the faint beads of sweat on his forehead, he looked almost no different from how he did before.
I never expected he himself to possess a pretty good level of strength… Just as Shi Bin thought this, he immediately clenched his teeth in anger, Pei! You don't amount to anything when compared to those two girls! Isn't he better just because he has an ability? I definitely wouldn't lose out to him if I had an ability of my own! He doesn't need to be so cocky about it…"
However, in spite of his frustration, he could only keep his curses hidden within his heart…
Zombies continued to stream out of every corner of the forest, hampering the group's speed. A route that should have taken seven to eight minutes to traverse had now taken half an hour.
Over thirty corpses were left in their wake when they finally got out of the forest, likely turning into a banquet for zombies before long.
A meadow was situated just outside the forest, and in the middle of it, a narrow path could be seen. Wandering zombies could also be seen around the it. While they weren't many of them, there were still around twenty milling about. Even worse, the meadow itself was very wide. Although Ling Mo could use his puppeteer ability to easily take care of these zombies, he didn't want to reveal too much of his ability. Up to this point, Lin Luanqiu and Shi Bin were still under the impression that his ability simply relied on some sort of spiritual strength.
While revealing the true extent of his powers wasn't of much consequence, it would lead to some unnecessary conjectures from other parties.
"Looks like the only choice left is to traverse this area slowly."
The plan that Ling Mo adopted was very simple. First, he'd pick up a small rock and throw it at the closest group of zombies.
Although the sound it produced would be minute, it was still sufficient for the zombies to take notice of it. When these zombies responded, Ling Mo would take control of three of them that were facing his direction. At the same time, he'd pop his head out of his hiding spot.
This would give others the impression that the zombies discovered Ling Mo due to the noise he made and not the little tricks that he'd employed.
Seeing the zombies rush over at him, Ling Mo calmly retreated a certain distance backwards. Once he brought them towards the forest's fringe, he allowed Ye Lian and Shana swiftly end them. For the sake of saving time, Ling Mo took the lead and jumped into the fray as well, making him appear to be extremely brave. However in reality, so as to avoid accidentally receiving any injuries, he had to skirt the edge of the battle while disposing of these zombies. With his puppeteer ability, he could also use his spiritual tentacles to impair their movement and judgement. His methods allowed him to deal with his opponents in a skillful manner while expending a minimal amount of energy.
While this way of fighting might look vulgar, Ling Mo clearly knew that his body was still only made of flesh and blood. He was finished the moment a zombie injured him. Accordingly, this was mankind's most fatal weak point.
Just think about it, zombies fought with all their strength and would never stop attacking unless they were killed. Humans on the other hand were afraid of everything. They feared coming into contact with anything, to the point where a mere scratch would be enough to set them off.
Which is why when humans fought zombies, they rarely had sufficient courage to commit to a fight.