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Chapter 55: A+A (III)


虫族母皇是不能杀的,一旦杀了,整个虫族都会暴动,到时候人类防线估计连一个小时都扛不住。尚可让人找出母皇不是为了杀死它,而是为了“绑架”它。

The anthropod Queen could not be killed. The moment it was killed, all the anthropods would rebel and then humanity’s defensive line would probably not even last an hour. The reason why Shang Ke had people find the anthropod Queen was not to kill it, but to “kidnap” it.

母皇体型比一般地附虫要小,黑色甲壳上有暗紫色的反光,必须用特殊仪器才能检测出来。之前虫族凶猛,虫沙风暴游离子对维亚城也有一些影响,探测仪始终没有找到母皇的位置。如今它已经暴露,便再也无法逃过探测仪的锁定。

The build of the Queen was smaller than the variants, its black shell would have a dark purple shine and a special tool must be used to find it. During the anthropod attack, the anthropod sandstorm had some effect on Via City so their readings could not find the Queen’s position. Now that it was found, it cannot hide from their readings anymore.

只要将母皇带离人类防区,虫族大军也会跟着转移。唯一的难点是,维亚城五里之外都是虫沙风暴,而五里的距离,根本达不到牵引虫族的效果,以它们的速度,用不了十几分钟就能跑一个来回。

As long at they bring the Queen to the human defense area, the anthropod army will also shift accordingly. The only difficult point was that outside of Via City the anthropod sandstorm was everywhere. Pulling a five mile distance from the anthropod was impossible. Furthermore, with the anthropod’s speed, they would be able to make a round trip in not even ten minutes.

尚可必须将母皇带进虫沙风暴,有多远带多远。但是战机之类的交通工具无法进入虫沙风暴,只能靠人徒步穿行。风暴加上防护服以及各种装备的重量,以alpha强悍的体质,恐怕也走不了多远。更何况穿着防护服也很难保证不受辐射影响——原主就是最好的证明,虽然他受到辐射主要是因为防护服在逃跑途中破损了。

Shang Ke must take the Queen into the anthropod sandstorm, however far he could take it. But any means of transportation was unable to make them through the anthropod sandstorm, so they could only do so on foot. With the storm in addition to the weight of the protective gear and equipment, even with an alpha’s strong body, they likely wouldn’t go far. What’s more, the protective gear did not promise that one would not be affected by the radiation—the original was the best proof even though the reason why he had been affected was mainly because his protective gear has been damaged on during his escape.

不过,这是目前最好的办法了。

However, it was the best choice right now.

这时,虫族又开始了新一轮的攻击。战士们拖着疲惫的身体,全凭意志在坚持战斗。距离风暴结束至少还有3天时间,维亚城的防线已经到了几近崩溃的边缘。

At this moment, the anthropods restarted their attack. The soldiers all dragged their beaten bodies to fight purely on willpower. There was another three days until the storm ends, the defensive line of Via City was already on the brink of collapse.

尚可知道不能再拖,他穿上防护服,趴在一架战机后面。

Shang Ke knows that he can’t drag this out anymore. He wore a set of protective gear and leaned on the back of a fighter aircraft.

正在激战的士兵们,并没有留意穿着防护服的尚可趴在一架战机上,与另外两架战机一起冲进了虫海,直奔母皇而去。

The fiercely fighting soldiers did not pay attention to Shang Ke who was wearing protective gear while lying on on a aircraft fighter along with two other aircraft fighters rushing into the sea of bugs, heading straight for the Queen.

“他想干什么?”数百里之外的战区中心,林杰看着屏幕中的尚可,诧异地问。

“What is he trying to do?” Several hundred meters outside of the war zone, Lin Jie watched Shang Ke from the screen.

“抓母皇,引走虫族大军。”莱因神色冷峻,语气毫无波澜。

“Capturing the Queen and drawing away the anthropod army.” Rhine wore a grave expression and his tone was incomparably calm.

“五里之外就是虫沙风暴,他根本不可能将虫族引出太远,不过是白白牺牲罢了。”林杰皱起眉头。

“Five miles out is the anthropod sandstorm, it is simply impossible for him to draw away the anthropods too far. He would just be throwing away his life in vain.” Lin Jie pursed his brows.

“我想,”莱因平淡道,“他的主要目的,是为了拖延时间。”

“I think,” Rhine calmly spoke, “his main purpose is to stall for time.”

林杰不说话了,看向尚可的眼中带着几分敬佩。估计所有人都想不到,这位初出茅庐的年轻少尉,在九死一生的绝境中,居然会有如此出色的表现和果敢的担当。明知不可为而为之,纵死而勇往无前。

Lin Jie no longer spoke, but his eyes held admiration as he watched Shang Ke again. It was likely that no one expected this novice young second lieutenant to show such remarkable and courageous actions during the impasse of near death. He was fully aware that he won’t be able to do it, but still did it. Even if death was ahead, he would still walk forward.

“虫沙风暴的探测情况怎么样?什么时候会结束?”莱因问道。

“How are the readings of the anthropod sandstorm? When will it end?” Rhine asked.

林杰回答:“最新结果是4天,2天后风暴范围将逐渐缩小,辐射强度也会开始降低。”

Lin Jie answered, “The lastest reading said four days. The storm will gradually start shrinking in two days and the radiation intensity would also be reduced.

莱因目色微沉:“时间太长了,最多2天,让第一战队和第二战队做好营救准备。”

Rhine’s eyes turn a shade darker, “Too long, at most two days. Have the first and second battle squads prepare for a rescue.”

虫海中,两架战机负责掩护,一架战机负责捕捉。数十分钟后,四人在被虫群淹没前,成功将母皇抓住,然后加足马力,快速冲出虫族的包围,朝维亚城的反方向冲去。

Within the sea of bugs, two aircraft fighters were in charge of being screens while one was in charge of capturing the Queen. A dozen minutes later, the four of them had grabbed the Queen before being buried by the swarm and then rushed full throttle out of the anthropod’s encirclement, heading for the opposite direction of Via City.

虫族察觉母皇被抓,暴怒不已,当即放弃攻城,如一波波翻滚的浪潮,在他们身后紧追不舍。

The anthropods sensed that their Queen was captured and violently raged, then gave up their siege of the city and started to pursue them like a wave.

正在与虫族苦战的士兵们,很快发现虫族大军的异动,看到它们追着三架战机远离防区,士兵们才恍然明白发生了什么事。

The soldiers that were in a bitter struggle with the anthropods quickly noticed the shift in the V army and saw that they were chasing after three aircraft fighters far from the defensive line. The soldiers suddenly understood what happened.

他们的指挥官,带着母皇和虫族大军一起离开了。指挥衔戒的信号光,有如一颗隐没的星子,消失在遥远的地平线。

Their commander left while carrying the Queen and leading away the anthropod army. The commander ring’s signal light disappeared in the distant horizon like a gradually dimming star.

维亚城的危机暂时解除了,士兵们获得了宝贵的休整时间和生存机会,但那位年轻的少尉,却有可能再也回不来了。

Via City’s crisis was temporarily removed, the soldiers obtained valuable time to rest, reorganize and survive. But that young second lieutenant of theirs, may never come back again.

“长官!”士兵们对着天边,失声大喊。

“Sir!” The soldiers face the horizon and loudly shouted.

三架战机很快抵达风暴边缘,再踏前一步,操作系统便会发生故障。

The three aircrafts quickly arrived at the edge of the storm, if they go forward just a bit more, the operating system would malfunction.

尚可从战机上跳下来,对三名机师道:“你们回去吧,接下来就交给我了。”

Shang Ke jumped off the aircraft and told the other three, “You guys can return, leave the rest to me”

“长官!”三名机师同时出声。

“Sir!” The three pilots spoke at the same time.

“你们没有防护服,跟着我也没用。”尚可提起装着母皇的箱子,头也不回地冲进了风暴。

“You guys aren’t wearing protective gears, so following me would be useless.” Shang Ke picked up the suitcase carrying the Queen and then rushed into the storm without looking back.

三名机师举起手,向尚可消失的方向,慎重地行了一个军礼,眼中闪过泪光。

The three pilots raised their hands and did a salute to the direction Shang Ke disappeared in, their eyes glistening with tears.

尚可研究过维亚城附近的地形,在距离此地大约七、八里的地方,有一条延绵数百里的天堑。他打算将母皇挂在断崖上,隔着五、六十米宽的天堑,虫族想救出它们的母皇,估计要耗费不少时间。

Shang Ke had researched the topography of the surroundings of Via City. around seven to eight miles away from here was a natural moat around several hundred meters long. He planned to hang the Queen on the steep cliff about fifty to sixty meters away from the moat. If the anthropods want to save their Queen, they would likely have to use a lot of time.

尚可控制着袭击的呼吸频率,将潜力发挥到极限,如一名不羁的追风者,在风暴中狂奔。

Shang Ke controlled the pace of his breathing, bringing out his potential to the limits and ran like a burst of uncontrollable wind, madly rushing through the storm.

尽管疲惫,却又有一种莫名的快意,整个人好像都要飞起来了。

Despite being utterly exhausted, there was also a feeling of elatenss as if his entire person was about to fly.

他从不知道自己的体能居然这么好,在经历了几天几夜的激战后,还能奔跑这么长的时间。

He never knew that his physical capabilities was actually this good, to still be able to run for so long despite fighting for several days and night.

虫族大军就在他身后追击,他一刻也不能停息,越早将母皇脱手,自己的生存几率就越高。

The anthropod army was chasing from behind him so he could not stop at all. The earlier he gets rid of the Queen, the higher the chance he will live.

不知过了多久,尚可终于抵达目的地,而身后,似乎也传来了如同地震般的波动。

He did not know how long its been but Shang Ke finally arrived at his destination. From behind, the earthquake like shaking also followed.

尚可不敢耽搁,取下随身弓、弩,对着另一端的崖壁,射出一箭,箭头紧紧卡在石缝中,箭尾带着一条钢丝。尚可将关着母皇的箱子穿进钢丝中,然后用力甩向对面的崖壁。固定完毕,虫族大军距离尚可已经不足一千米。

Shang Ke did not dare to tarry, he took off the bow on him and an arrow, then targeted the cliff and shot. The arrowhead went tightly into a crack on the cliff and on the arrow tail was a steel wire.

他迅速转身,奔向旁边一座陡峭的小石峰,利落地爬上峰顶,俯下身体,安静地观察下方的动向……

He quickly turned around and ran for a rock on another cliff and agily climbed to the top. He squatted and quietly watched the activity below…

维亚城大部分虫族都被尚可引走,剩下的少部分,已经无法对防线造成太大的威胁。士兵们按照原本的战队布置,分批换防,抵御攻击。

Most of the anthropods in Via City was drawn away by Shang Ke. The few remaining were no longer able to bring about any threat to the defense line. The soldiers followed the original squad organization and split into groups to fight.

这是菲尔墨少尉牺牲自己为他们换来的生机,所有人都鼓足了气力,做最后的抗争。

This was their chance of living that their Second Lieutenant Filmore gave them in exchange with his life, all the people gathered their strength and fought the final battle.

第8天过去,第9天过去……原本预计只能拖延两天的虫族大军,竟然在第9天也没有出现。

The eighth day passed, the ninth day passed… the forecast that the anthropod army could only be delayed for two days actually still did not appear on the ninth day.

士兵们心中震撼,不知他们的指挥官用了什么方法,居然把虫族拖了这么长的时间。眼看生存的希望就在眼前,所有人都无法抑制的激动不已。

The hearts of the soldier’s shook, they did not know just what kind of method their commander used to drag out this much time. Seeing how their hope of survival was just in front of them, everyone were endlessly moved.

比起维亚城的众人,尚可此时的处境却不怎么乐观。

Compared to everyone else at Via City, Shang Ke’s situation was not very optimistic.

虫族之所以迟迟没有回来,是因为尚可“英勇”地拉住了它们的仇恨值。

The reason why the anthropods never returned, was because Shang Ke “heroically” attracted their aggro.

原本尚可躲得好好的,只等虫族把母皇救出来,然后离开,他就安全。然而,就在虫族大军即将离开时,倒霉催的诅咒光环突然出现了:【诅咒光环启动:狂化10小时,目标:尚可。】

At the beginning, Shang Ke was hiding nicely while waiting for the anthropods to save their Queen and leave. Then, he would be safe. However, just when the anthropod army was about to leave, his unlucky cursed halo abruptly appeared: 【Cursed Halo Activate: Berserk Mode ten hours, target: Shang Ke.】

被诅咒光环一照,尚可只觉得全身血液沸腾,猛地站起来,仰天一声怒吼,那气势,简直就像斯巴达二世。

Being shone on by the cursed halo, Shang Ke felt the blood in his body boil and he suddenly stood up, roaring to the sky. That imposing manner was like Sparta the Second.

虫族们被狠狠地震撼了一把,然后无比“热情”地回应了他嚣张而又带着挑衅的吼叫。

After receiving such an earth shaking roar, the anthropods very “passionately” responded his aggressive and provoking roar.

尚可望着直往峰顶翻涌的虫子,在心里给系统竖了一根中指,随即抽出佩刀,如同嗑了药一般,对虫子们展开了一场惨无人道的“虐杀”……

Shang Ke watched the bugs that were all climbing up his place and gave a middle finger to the System in his heart. He then took out his sabre and started an inhuman “killing” of the bugs like he was high on drugs…

第一批救援在第10天抵达了,他们穿着防护服,背着武器装备,步行穿过已经缩小的风暴圈。

The first rescue team arrived on the tenth day, they wore protective gear and brought weaponry equipment as they passed through the already shrunken storm on foot.

当2万人组成的救援队伍赶到时,维亚城的士兵们全都激动得泪流满面,当即跌坐在地上,再也无力起身。

When the rescue team formed of twenty thousand people hurried over, the soldiers of Via City were so moved that tears started to stream down their faces and they all dropped to the floor, powerless to move again.

城中尸横遍地,血肉堆积,几乎没有下脚的空隙。见此情景,前来营救的战士们,简直无法想象他们到底经历了怎样惨烈的战斗。维亚城的战士,在没有后援、缺少武器、敌我实力相差悬殊的情况下,坚守防线数十天,创造了帝国战争史上的一次奇迹。

Bodies were everywhere within the city, the flesh piling up and there was almost no place to walk in. Seeing such a scene, the soldiers that came to rescue them were simply unable to imagine just what kind of tragic battle they experienced. The soldiers of Via City, under the situation of no reinforcement, no weapons and greatly outnumbered and outpowered managed to hold down the defensive line for more than ten days. This created the first miracle in the Empire’s war history.

“兰斯洛准将,请您救救菲尔墨少尉!”维亚城的局势因为援军的到来,逐步稳定。被尚可引走的虫族大军始终没有回来,这意味着他很有可能还活着。十几天的并肩作战,维亚城的士兵们对这位年轻的少尉无不敬服,所以在第一时间请求营救。

“Brigadier General Lancelot, please save Second Lieutenant Filmore!” the situation of Via City progressively steadied with the arrival of the reinforcement army. The arthopod army led away by Shang Ke still has not returned, it signified that he may very well still be alive. After more than ten days of combat with Filmore, the soldiers of Via City did not lack any respect for this young second lieutenant. As such, they immediately requested his rescue.

莱因当即组织了三支特战队,穿上防护服,赶去救援。

Rhine organized three special battle squads at once and wore his protective gear, rushing to save Filmore.

此时,虫沙风暴的威力已经减小许多,可以使用一些特殊装备。莱因带领的特战队,体力充沛,武器精良,战斗力也比一般士兵强上数倍,冲进虫海中救一个人还是能够做到的。

The bug sandstorm’s might had already been much reduced by now, so they could use some special equipment. Rhine guided the special battle squads, who were full of strength with excellent weapons and were far stronger than the common soldiers by several folds. Rushing into a sea of bugs to save one person was still accomplishable.

然而,当他们火速赶到时,却被眼前一幕惊住了。

However, when they arrived at top speed, they were utterly shocked by the scene before them.

不远处的一座小石峰周围,虫尸高高堆积,几乎与石缝平齐,黑压压一片,蔚为壮观。

The surroundings of a small mountain-like rock not too far from them was piled with the corpses of bugs. They almost completely covered it, making it a rather dark pile and was a spectacular sight.

峰顶上,一名衣着褴褛的男子,正拿着一只虫腿在火上烧烤着。他盘腿而坐,半裸着上身,均匀的肌理上,布满着大大小小的伤痕,看起来有一种难以言喻的魅力。

At the summit was a man in ragged clothing, holding a bug leg being grilled over the fire. He was sitting cross-legged and the upper half of his well built body was covered in injuries of all sizes. Even so, it gave a hard to describe charm to him.

坐在虫山尸海之上,身处虫沙辐射之中,裸着上身烤虫腿,要不要这么风骚,这么霸气?如果将这幅画面拍下来,几乎可以当作传世之作了好吗!

Sitting on top of the mountain of bug corpses, within the radiations of the bug while half naked from the top and eating a roasted bug leg. Did he have to be so sexy and domineering? If a picture was taken of this scene, it could be treated as a family heirloom!

众人大概计算了一下虫尸的数量,少说有三万只,两天时间,不眠不休,平均每分钟解决一只……md,这家伙还是人类吗?单凭一己之力就杀死这么多虫子,还是在疲惫至极的情况下,这份实力和毅力,实在是太可怕了!

Everyone roughly calculated the numbers of bug corpses. At minimum there were thirty thousand, in just two days, without stopping to sleep or rest, on average one per minute was killed… Holy crap, what this guy still human? Killing so many bugs purely on willpower, and even under the condition where he was very exhausted in the first place. This kind of strength and perseverance was really too scary!

更离奇的是,他居然还敢烤虫子吃。这种虫子可以吃吗?闻起来居然还挺香的!剩下那些地附虫呢?怎么都不见了?

What was even stranger was that he had actually dared to roast bugs to eat. This kind of bug could be eaten? Smelling it from their spot, it smelled pretty nice! What about the remaining variants? How come they don’t see any?

“菲尔墨少尉。”莱因命士兵提高警惕,随即冲着峰顶喊了一声。

“Second lieutenant Filmore.” Rhine ordered the soldiers to raise their vigilance and then shouted at the top of the summit.

然而,峰顶上的人一动不动,毫无反应。

Yet the man at the summit remained motionless without any reaction.

众人心里咯噔一下:他不会是……

Everyone’s heart thumped once: He couldn’t be…

莱因紧皱眉头,踩着虫尸,几个纵跃,敏捷地跳上了峰顶,在尚可身前站定。

Rhine knitted his brows tightly as he stepped on the bodies of the dead bugs and jumped over a couple others, nimbly making his way to the top of the summit and stood in front of Shang Ke.

尚可低垂着头,头发无力地耷拉在额前,双眼紧闭,长长的睫毛在眼下映出一片淡淡的阴影,脸上血迹斑斑,嘴唇微微干裂,双肩下垂,右手抓着长刀,刀面上都是豁口;左手拿着一只烤虫腿,明显才咬了几口。半裸的身躯上,到处都是爪痕和刺痕,有一道甚至深可见骨。

Shang Ke’s head was drooping with his hair weakly covering his forehead. His eyes were closed and his long eyelashes made a faint shadow. His face was full of bloodstains and his lips were slightly cracked, his shoulders were also sagging with his right hand holding his long sword with the blade pointing down. His left hand held a roasted bug leg, which he had only taken a few bites out of. His half naked body was full of claw marks and stab wounds, there were even a couple were the bone could be seen from how deep the injuries went.

莱因感觉心口一紧,若非看到他微微起伏的胸口,他几乎以为这个人已经死了。

Rhine felt his chest tighten. If it weren’t for the slight movements of his chest, he would have believed that the other man was dead already.

万幸,他还活着。

Thank the heavens, he was still alive.

莱因缓缓蹲下身,刚想扶住他,却见他突然睁开眼,一柄长刀同时横扫过来。

Rhine slowly bent down and was just about to help him when he saw his eyes suddenly snapping open and a long sword slashed towards him.

莱因不闪不避,准确地握住尚可的手腕,与那双宛若星辰的眸子对撞在一起。

Rhine did not dodge, he accurately gripped Shang Ke’s wrist and met his gaze with those star-like eyes.

“你是……”尚可看清来人,稍稍放松紧绷的身体,口中发出干涩的声音。

“You’re…” Shang Ke could finally take a good look at him and somewhat relaxed his body as his voice made a rather dry and rough sound.

“莱因·兰斯洛。”莱因目不转睛地凝视着他。

“Rhine Lancelot.” Rhine stared at him without blinking.

莱因·兰斯洛?不就是这个世界的“主角”吗?这个男人身上有他熟悉的气息!

Rhine Lancelot? Isn’t he the “main character” of this world? This man has the familiar presence he was used to!

尚可的心脏砰砰直跳,眼中流光闪烁,带着几分期待和喜悦,缓缓移向莱因的右手。

Shang Ke’s heart jumped and the light flickered in his eyes. With some expectation and happiness, he slowly moved his gaze toward Rhine’s right hand.

莱因正好松开手,露出他的手掌。掌心一片空白,居然——没、有、痣!

Rhine just so happen to release him, revealing his palm. His palm was completely blank, unexpected—there, wasn’t, a, mole!

SnowTime: Sorry for server downtime #2, but the server was migrated to another node so things should be fine now o3o As for the noticeable lack of zergs, I got someone who actually knows starcraft to confirm if these were them, and they weren’t. So I changed names~!


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22 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 55: A+A (III)

  1. insertnamehere00 says:

    *rolls around*
    Thank you snow~ For all your translations~ 😀
    *sets up a milk tea store*
    *drinks jasmine tea with agar pearls*
    Selling boba/bubble tea/milk tea~

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  2. Oceanfox says:

    Ohhhh~~~
    You know snowy, we stal-*cough* campers have been suffering from a fatal disease: abstinence! Aaaahhhhhhh!!!!! We need more!
    Good luck, and happy may the 4th!

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  3. I was really curious about what A+A would men, I even through it must be about school life and to “A” students but now, is about a couple of two Alphas~
    Now to wait for more of Shang Ke been awesome and badass

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  4. *intense camping*

    AHHHHH-!

    CAMPING YEAH

    GIMME SOME S’MORES AND HOTDOGS

    YASSSSSSSSSS

    This arc is like arc 1 all over again. We have a peeping tom ML 😂😂😂

    Thank you for the chapter, Snowy-sama! We were worried about the site crash, I actually thought it was all over for HDS! Wuwuwuwu 😭😭😭😭

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  5. Rose says:

    Goddess Snowy.
    1st: let me say, welcome back. I missed you and your translations ridiculously. I was thinking of setting up a shrine and praying for your servers.
    2nd: I slammed into this cliff hard. I feel like that bug queen sitting on that cliff waiting for rescue, unaware that none will be coming.
    I mean its not that bad really. He’s alive. Rescued. Crisis over. But I still feel the adrenaline rushing through me.

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  6. Tinascow Mooduck says:

    Thank you for the chapter! Welcome back! I have spent the last hour surfing NU for this arc thinking it was a separate story. I finally found it! Okay, time to read the chapter. Also, I love the watermelon arrow.

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  7. Kaguya Magami says:

    Rhine doesnt have a mole? Wait, i remember that you only have mole ini hand when you failed to meet your beloved ini previous live. AHA! May be thats why?
    Thank you for het chapters Snowy!

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