TL: xDh20, LifeisaJourney
“I did not expect for Wang to die there, ah . Really, it was such a pity . . . ” Sitting on the yacht deck, Han GuangMing sighed . All along the way, everyone could be considered friends that survived through hell together . Thus, as he looked helplessly at Wang YongChang falling into the heap of zombies, he felt hurt, like he had lost a close friend .
“He has fear of heights, and when we were on the bridge, climbing the top of the steel pillar, I also boasted about him with a few words! We survived the hundred meter high climb, so I did not expect him to die from ziplining seven or eight meters high . I feel bad for him! “Wang DeCheng also lamented a few words .
The players on board look a little sad . This sadness was not because of Wang YongChang, but also because it could’ve been any one of them that fell .
After entering into the game, these people had experienced death again and again . Only under the guidance of Tiger Lord and Liu Gan’s successful leadership during the camp at the supermarket were they able to have a few days of stability . Then, after the onset of corpse tide, they had to abandon their base camp and were forced to flee . All along the road, they had lost companions . One moment, they might be joking with one another, and the next, they were forever separated .
Although they survived, the sad mood involuntarily spread throughout the yacht . As the yacht cruised quietly down the stream, they had no idea which direction was correct, so no one spoke up . Everyone looked very tired, fearful, and tense . The fear and tension was more intense than how athletes would feel .
In particular, just escaping from the building to the Large Tree and subsequently fleeing to the yacht required a lot of physical and mental consumption . The players and survivors hadn’t spoken much after they boarded, and soon drifted to sleep with eyes half-closed laying on the yacht deck .
“Elder Liu, where are we preparing to go?” Zhang ShengLi walked into the control cabin to Liu Gan and asked . Compared to other people’s exhaustion, he still had spare energy to be excited since he was promoted to level 5 today .
“Of course, we continue to Green Pao Bay . With the yacht smoothly sailing down the river, we will reach Green Pao Bay faster . Once we reached Green Pao bay, we will check out if Serenity Aircraft is still there . If it’s still there, then we will think of a way to steal it . ” Liu Gan answered Zhang ShengLi .
“Can we flow down the river and directly reach Green Pao Bay?” Zhang ShengLi asked again .
“No . Green Pao Bay is by the south side . We need to pass through the hub of the city center to get there . Currently, we are traveling west . ” Liu Gan shook his head .
“Then… how do you intend to do that?” Zhang ShengLi thought and asked Liu Gan . Since he was now level 5 and was the acting vice leader, he wanted to offer as much help as possible . Thus, he has to comprehend the way Liu Gan thought . That way, he could closely match Liu Gan’s plan . Or he could even help out by giving ideas and suggestions, therefore repaying the favor to Liu Gan .
“My intentions? Of course, it is to leave this area, cross through the hub of the city center, and find a place to dock before the gasoline runs out . Then, reach Green Pao Bay from the shortest distance on foot . ” Liu Gan answering Zhang ShengLi .
There was a very high chance, around eighty to ninety percent, that Serenity Aircraft wasn’t at Green Pao Bay, but still Liu Gan wanted to give himself a goal, give the team a target destination . Even if the target was illusory, it was better than having no goal . Otherwise, the team would once again fall into despair and hopelessness .
“Elder Liu, the moral of the players are very low now . Why don’t you teach me how to sail so I can operate this yacht for a while . Then you could go and talk to the players . That way, maybe you can encourage their morale or rest for a while?” Zhang ShengLi said to Liu Gan .
“No need, even if the morale is low, that is something even I can’t solve . Wait until we find a suitable place to stay . The moment they know they are safe and realize that they don’t need to experience fight or flight is when their morale will naturally go back up . ” Liu Gan said .
“Well, if you are tired, call me to exchange places with you . I will head up to the deck to rest for a while . ” Zhang ShengLi sense that since he couldn’t help Liu Gan, he turned back to the deck .
The sky gradually darkened . This time, it had nothing to do with the tornado . Judging from the time of day, it was the correct time to be dark . As Zhang ShengLi left the control cabin, he was standing on the deck when he suddenly saw ripples in the water of something that was rapidly approaching . He moved closer to the side of the ship to take a closer look .
The water really had something moving in it . Previously, when HuJun and Zhou JingJing were dangling on the bridge, there seem to have been a monster in the river when they had almost fallen into the water . Zhang ShengLi confirmed the presence of the river monster for sure this time . The monster rushed over to the yacht, and about three or four meters from the yacht, it leaped out of the water to take a bite at a player .
“Out of the way!” Zhang ShengLi suddenly rushed over and pulled away that player . With a fire axe in his hand, he charged forward to hack it down .
The monster screamed in pain before returning into the water . Zhang ShengLi had clearly wounded it with the axe . The wound was able to scare it before it had retreated back to the water . Quickly, it disappeared into the river below .
It seems that some of these Variant Zombie had some wit . This one knew to escape after being injured, unlike like the ordinary zombie that blindly attacked regardless of any damage done to it .
“Everyone pay attention! There are underwater monsters that will attack people standing on the side of the ship . Try to stay in the middle and do not stand on the edge of the boat!” Zhang ShengLi shouted to everyone while sitting on the deck of the ship .
Everyone looked at him, still half awake . They moved from the side of the boat to squeeze toward to the center and went to sleep . Zhang ShengLi helplessly took up the position of guard duty and stood on the deck, constantly looking around .
Liu Gan saw everything happening outside from within the control cabin . He felt that Zhang ShengLi could resolve the problem, and that there was no need to go out to do or say anything . Having another level 5 player was really convenient .
Until the appropriate time, he would upgrade these two trusted players, Wang DeCheng and Han GuangMing, to level 5 too . Thus, they could effectively play a role in the team’s security and management . That way, he could delegate the task into their hands and then concentrate on doing his own things .
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“Brother Liu, according to the Biochemical Intelligence Research Center database that I downloaded, it shows a small-sized laboratory in the vicinity . This research center is a secret laboratory opened here in this branch . ” Yin He came over to Liu Gan .
“Small-sized laboratory? You said we are in the vicinity, does that mean it is onshore?” Liu Gan looked at the shoreline on both sides of the shore . Since both sides of the shore had large gatherings of zombies, there was no suitable landing place .
“No, it’s in the river, right in front of where we are heading . ” Yin He shook her head and pointed in a certain direction .