Chapter 153 - One chance of survival
TL: xDh20, LifeisaJourney
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While on the billboard in the plaza, one of the nearby districts continuously generated explosion noises. The zombies would then move in that direction. That was how he had a chance to escape from the billboard. This time, however, his luck wasn't like before, where a distant explosion could lure all the zombies away.
This area was the center for this district, therefore, Liu Gan believed that his group was the only surviving group within this district.
Without anyone else to save them, they could only rely on themselves to leave this district.
This was such a desperate scenario. Even though he had become level 6, even though Zhang ShengLi was at level 5 and the rest of the players were at level 4, they couldn't dream of fighting against thousands and thousands of zombies, standing or crawling.
However, if Liu Gan decided to abandon these teammates and escape with Yin He, there might be a certain probability in his survival rate. If he did that, then every player in this room would be left to fend for themselves. Even though this was his best option for escaping and was a basic survival tactic, but doing so will add to the self guilt and psychological burden on Liu Gan. Thus, he didn't want to make this decision so easily unless it was the last resort.
If he had tried to take them along, however, he would do his utmost within his capability. Although the moment the situation takes a turn for the worst, he wouldn't be able to defend himself. That was the moment he would choose to abandon them and escape with Yin He.
As Liu Gan was quietly thinking, other players also felt the tension in the air. Their usually calm and quick-thinking leader was no longer there. In addition, no one had a good idea to help at this crucial time, so they remain quiet. However, this quietness created more tension in the air.
The players that survived to this point in [The Trembling World], as well as the local survivors that survived the catastrophe, both knew of the severe consequences that will occur if the zombies were lured over.
Liu Gan was pacing carefully in the room to ensure that he wasn’t making any noise. As he walked over to every window to peek outside, he observed the movement of the zombies and the surrounding environment in the district as well.
He believed in one aspect of life. There was always a way if you don’t give up hope. If he could only proactively think about it, he would be able to find a way in this seemingly hopeless environment. Right now, Liu Gan was working hard. He was deep in thought, thinking of a method for everyone to safely escape this situation.
In that spur of the moment, Liu Gan looked that the area behind this district—a large river. He saw the hope that he was searching for through the thousands of cracks his building. He gazed from a certain angle, then above for two floors, sweeping his view horizontally and then passing a few windows. There. He saw it faintly at first, but it was that exact thing he needed to escape.
Right by the river was a shipyard in which a yacht was docked. It wasn’t flipped over!
Since this yacht was docked by the river at a shipyard, the anchor must still be underwater. At the same time, there must be several chains at the tail end to lock it up tightly onto the dock. Even though the shipyard had been blown down to the metal framework by the wind, it was still held in place by the steel framework. It wasn’t blown away or overturned!
This was the one chance for survival. Being pushed to this point by the game, the situation seemed very grim. If there was a chance to survive, it would be to escape with the yacht.
The yacht was around 20 meters long. It’s frame wasn’t considered too large or too small. It could fit more than a couple dozen of people with ease. The monster in the river was around 2-3 meters long, so the yacht could withstand the monster’s attack, unless there was an even larger monster lurking in the waters below.
Since this district and the nearby districts are covered with zombies, it didn't make sense to escape on land. Thus, if they could start up the yacht it would at least have a higher chance of survival.
The question was how would these 20 something people reach the yacht? Going down to the ground by foot was not possible. So if it wasn't possible by foot, then maybe it would be possible by traveling through midair? As he saw a thick tree on shore near the yacht, Liu Gan suddenly thought of an idea. Since going by foot would mean having to fight through the horde of zombies, it was terrifying just to think about. If they traveled through midair, then everyone could possibly make it there alive.
One of the zombie on the rooftop saw Liu Gan's shadow and started drooling. It was dangling on the building exterior as it tried to reach the interior where Liu Gan was. However, Liu Gan was too quick and easily dodged the drool. He swung the axe and chopped its head off. Then, in a vertical jump with a wall assist, he was back into the other room with the others.
Even though this time, his situation was a lot worst than when he was on the billboard, he still had an advantage. Firstly, he was level 6 so his capabilities were far superior than before. Secondly, he has Yin He, who could help him do many of the tasks that he couldn't do.
The most important factor was that Yin He didn't have fresh blood and meat scent, therefore she lacks any sign of life. If she turned off her function to create heat, she would be ice cold just like a rock.
This way, the zombies definitely wouldn't attack her if she didn't attack first. As such, she could meander her way through the horde of zombies.
Liu Gan took out the biochemically created, special rope that he got from the laboratory. He spread it out on the floor of the room and told Yin He to hold one end and rappel off the building. Once she landed on the meaty ground, the zombies took no notice of her. Yin He grabbed the rope and started walking further away to the river side in between two buildings closer to the yacht.
Then, Yin He climbed up the thick tree trunk and tied the rope onto one of the sturdiest branch. This way, it formed a downward slope from the room of the building to the trees.
In the building, Liu Gan secured the rope tightly in the apartment. Then, he used regular rope to create rope segments and called for the members to come over.
“I will zip down the rope onto the tree first. Once I am secure on the tree trunk, you guys will, one by one, take turn to slide down to me. I will be there to catch you. Make sure you don't make any noise in this process. If you feel that you can't hold onto the rope tightly, then tie the ropes to your wrist. If that's still not enough, then take another segment and tie it to your waist. Otherwise, there is a possibility of falling down. If you fall, you know the consequences yourself.” Liu Gan whispered the instructions to them.