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Chapter 204: Death Cycle (II)


TL: Resonance

    尚可离开城市,尽量选择人烟稀少的郊区行进,期间又捡到几把不错的武器。可惜枪械之类的热兵器大多已经没有能量,只有长刀之类的冷兵器可以使用。他原本还想弄一辆汽车,最后也因为能量问题而放弃了。

Shang Ke left the town and chose to travel through sparsely populated suburbs. Along the way, he picked up a few good weapons. Unfortunately, firearms such as guns were mostly out of bullets and only classic weapons such as long sabers could be used. He had wanted to get himself a car, but had to give up due to the lack of fuel.

    黄昏时,尚可在郊外发现了几座加工厂,工厂附近有一条河流,河水出奇的清澈,大概是因为多年没有受到工业垃圾和废水的污染,依靠自身的净化能力,逐渐恢复了元气。

In the evening, Shang Ke found a few production plants in the suburbs. There was a river near the factory and the river water was surprisingly clear. It was probably because it hasn’t been polluted by industrial waste and waste water for many years and relied on its own purification ability to gradually recover.

    尚可在小河里洗了个澡,又把背包里的东西全部拿出来清洗了一遍,然后只穿着一条内裤,躲进一座工厂中。清洗过的衣物被他晾在窗口。现在是夏季,一个晚上就可以晾干了。

Shang Ke took a bath in the river and took out the things in his bag to wash. Wearing only his underwear, he hid himself in a factory. He hung the washed clothes on the window to dry. It is now summer and the clothes only need one night to dry.

    他在工厂附近大致搜索了一下,并没有发现丧尸。可能都聚集到了城内,又或者隐藏起来了。为了安全起见,尚可找了一间相对隐蔽又方便逃生的房间作为自己的休息场所。

He did a rough search around the factory and didn’t discover any zombies. They might have all gathered at the city or they might have hid themselves. To be safe, Shang Ke found a relatively hidden yet easy to escape room to be his place of rest.

    夜晚悄然而至,耳边传来蚊蝇的叫声,不过它们似乎都不敢吸尚可的血。尚可靠在墙边,毫无睡意,看着它们在空中成群结队的飞舞。很奇怪,房间中明明没有灯光,他的视力却丝毫不受影响。连角落的蛛网都看得一清二楚。

The night quietly arrived and the sound of mosquitoes could be heard. However, they didn’t seem to dare to suck Shang Ke’s blood. Shang Ke leaned on the wall and couldn’t sleep. He looked at the mosquitoes dancing in the air in great numbers. It was strange. There was clearly no light in the room, but his sight didn’t seem to be affected. He could even see the cobweb at the corner clearly.

    如果尚可此时照一下镜子,就会发现他的眼睛在黑暗中,闪烁着暗金色的光芒,如同一只蛰伏的猎豹。

If Shang Ke looked at a mirror now, he would realise that his eyes were glowing a dark golden colour in the darkness, looking like a dormant cheetah.

    既然睡不着,尚可决定测试一下自己的能力。从身体的协调性、灵活性以及手足的力量,一直到魔法、道术等等,一一进行尝试。结果发现以前学习的武术,除了熟练度有些欠缺之外,招数身法基本运用自如,而魔法和道术就不太理想了,它们似乎被体力的精魄所限制,只能使用一些初级技能,比如点个小火苗、加个轻身术之类的。

Since Shang Ke couldn’t sleep, he decided to test his own power. He tested one by one, from his body coordination and flexibility, and arm and leg strength to magic and cultivation techniques. Although a little rusty doing it, he realised that he could easily execute the techniques of the martial arts he had learned before. However, magic and cultivation techniques weren’t feasible. They seemed to be limited by the spirituality of his physical strength. He could only use basic skills such as lighting a small flame or Qinggong etc.

    虽然不尽人意,但只要小心一点,自保还是没问题的。况且他还是不死之身,只是不到万不得已,他实在不想再体验死亡的滋味了。

Although it didn’t meet his expectations, it was sufficient for protecting himself as long as he was careful. Moreover, he also had an immortal body. But if possible, he really didn’t want to experience death again.

    黑夜中,隐隐传来丧尸的叫声,犹如鬼哭狼嚎,甚是可怖。工厂外也出现了几只游散的低级丧尸,他们没有神智,五感也比较迟钝,只要不弄出太大的动静,基本不会惊动他们。

In the dark night, zombie cries sounding like crying ghosts and howling wolves could be heard and were very horrible. A few wandering low level zombies appeared outside the factory. They don’t have a conscious mind and their senses are dull. They wouldn’t be attracted as long as one doesn’t make too much of a ruckus.

    尚可就在黑暗中,听着丧尸的叫声,无声地进行体能训练。

Shang Ke did his physical training quietly within the darkness while listening to the cries of zombies.

    时间在训练中一点点流逝,不知不觉便到了天明,当第一缕阳光从窗口照射进来,外面也归于平静。

Time passed little by little while he trained and the next day eventually arrived. When the first ray of light shone in from the window, it also quietened outside.

    尚可穿上晾干的衣服,背上行囊,仔细留意四周的动静,确定没有危险后,才小心翼翼地从工厂中走出来。

Shang Ke wore the dried clothes and carried his travel backpack. He carefully watched the surrounding for any movements. After confirming that there wasn’t any danger, he walked out cautiously from the factory.

    郊区的空气比城市中清新许多,虽然时不时会看到一些断骨腐肉,但很少成堆的出现。

The air in the suburbs was fresher than the air in town. He would occasionally see some broken bones and rotten meat, but they were rarely seen in piles.

    “谁?”

“Who’s there?”

    正在赶路时,忽听一声警惕的低喝从不远处的树丛中传出来。

While Shang Ke was on his way, he suddenly heard an alarmed soft shout coming from a nearby grove.

    尚可循声望去,只见那边先后蹿出五道人影,四男一女,年龄25到40不等。

Shang Ke looked towards the direction the sound came from and saw 5 people coming out from there. There were 4 men and 1 woman, their age ranging from 25 to 40.

    五人见到尚可,先是愣了一下,随即稍稍放松,不过还是保持着基本的戒备。

When the 5 people saw Shang Ke, they were first stunned before they relaxed slightly. However, they still maintained their basic vigilance.

    “小弟,你从哪里来的?怎么一个人出现在这里?”为首那名三十左右的健壮男人一边打量尚可,一边问道。

“Lil’ bro, where did you come from? Why did you appear here alone?” The leader, who was a robust man looking around 30, sized up Shang Ke while asking.

    “我和伙伴走散了,只能一个人先回基地。”尚可回答之后,问道,“你们打算去哪里?不知道顺不顺路,能不能带我一程?”

“My partner and I got separated, so I could only return to the base first myself.” After answering, Shang Ke asked, “Where do you guys intend to go? Could you guys bring me along if it’s along the way?”

    健壮男人盯着尚可看了半晌,说道:“我们正好要回基地,可以带上你,但我们必须先检查一下你的身体,确认你没有被丧尸咬伤。”

The robus man stared at Shang Ke for a while before saying, “We were also planning to return to the base. We can bring you along, but we need to check your body first to confirm that you weren’t bitten by a zombie.”

    尚可沉默了一会,然后对他们队伍中唯一的女性笑道:“那就麻烦这位姐姐了?”

Shang Ke was silent for a moment. Then, he smiled at the only woman in their team, “Then I will trouble this sister?”

    然而,那名女子并没有回话,而是将视线转向为首的健壮男人。

However, the woman didn’t reply. She looked towards the robust man who was leading them.

    男人勾起嘴角,抱胸道:“夏蒂一个女孩子怎么方便给你检查身体,还是让我来吧。”

The man hooked the corner of his lips and folded his arm across the chest, “It’s not convenient for Xia Di, a woman, to check your body. It’s better if I do it.”

    说着,他抬步向尚可走去。

After saying so, he walked towards Shang Ke.

    尚可在他眼中看到了一丝不怀好意,另外几个男人也发出意喻不明的笑声。

Shang Ke saw a trace of ill intention in his eyes. The other men also let out laughter of unknown meaning.

    正当尚可准备喝止时,一道黑影突然从林子中跳出来,直扑健壮男人的面门。

Just when Shang Ke was about to shout at him to stop, a shadow suddenly jumped out from the grove and pounced straight at the robust man.

    男人敏捷地往后一跃,躲过了致命一击。

The man leaped backwards agilely and dodged a fatal blow.

    尚可抽出长刀的同时,也看清了刚才攻击男人的东西是什么。他身形瘦小,如同八、九岁的孩童,皮肤干皱,骨骼轮廓清晰可见。一双白色的眼瞳,毫无焦距地盯着众人。

Shang Ke saw clearly what attacked the man while he was drawing out his long saber. His figure was small like an 8-9 year old child. His skin was dry and wrinkled, and the contour of his bone could be seen clearly. He has a pair of white eyes which stared at them without focus.

    区分丧尸等级,最基本的方式就是看眼瞳颜色,低级为“灰”,中级为“白”,高级为“红”,将级为“紫”或“绿”,王级则为“金”。

The most basic way to determine a zombie’s level is to look at the colour of their eye. Low level zombies have grey eyes, intermediate was white, high was red, general was purple or green and king was golden.

    眼前这只是中级白瞳。

The zombie before them has white eyes and is of intermediate level.

    “是白眼丧尸,大家小心!”健壮男人相继拿出武器,其中四人用的都是枪械,只有一人用的是长刀。

“It’s a white eyes zombie. Be careful everyone!” The robust man and the rest took out their weapons one after another. Four of them were using guns and only one was using a long saber.

    话音未落,那只丧尸再次向他冲过去。随着他的动作,林中又相继跑出几只丧尸。

The zombie rushed at him again before he finished speaking. Along with his movement, a few more zombies ran out one after another from the grove.

    一群人很快和丧尸战成一团,但奇怪的是,居然没有丧尸主动攻击尚可。

The people started fighting the zombies. But strangely, no zombies attacked Shang Ke.

    尚可不认为自己拥有免受攻击的特殊buff,否则他之前也不会被丧尸分尸了。

Shang Ke didn’t think that he had some special ‘free from attack’ buff. Or else, he wouldn’t have been torn up by the zombies previously.

    那么眼前的情况怎么解释?难道只是巧合?这群丧尸决定先弄死那五个人再来解决他?

Then, how did he explain the situation before him? Was it just a coincidence? These zombies had decided to kill those 5 first before coming to settle him?

    健壮男人似乎也注意到这种异常,他一边战斗,一边有意无意地向尚可那边靠近,企图将火力转移到他身上。

The robust man seemed to have also noticed the oddity. While he fought, he went nearer to Shang Ke somewhat intentionally and unintentionally, trying to change the target from him to Shang Ke.

    然而,就算两人仅隔五六米,丧尸依然只会攻击他,更悲剧的是,原本攻击另外几人的丧尸也围了过来。结果就是火力不但没有转移,反而更集中了,全都集中在他的身上。

However, even when the two of them were only 5-6 meters apart, the zombies still attacked him only. It became more tragic as the zombies that were attacking the others also came and surrounded him. In the end, not only did he not lighten his own burden, the zombies attack became more concentrated and all of them focused on attacking him.

    健壮男人在心里卧了个草,完全不明白这是怎么回事,难道自己身上藏着什么吸引丧尸的东西?

The robust man went wtf in his heart. He didn’t understand what was going on. Was there a zombie-attracting item hidden on him?

    “你们傻站着看什么?还不过来帮忙!”被丧尸围攻的男人暴怒一声。

“Why are you guys just standing there? Quickly come here and help!” The man who was surrounded by the zombies roared in anger.

    其他人立刻从呆愣中回过神,重新加入战圈。

The rest of them immediately returned back to their senses and joined the fight.

    尚可后退一步,没有着急出手。在旁边观战片刻,最终还是决定离开。这几个男人刚才看他的眼神不怀好意,选择和他们同行,绝对不是明智之举。

Shang Ke took a step back and didn’t rush to attack. He watched the fight from the side for a moment and decided to leave ultimately. These men’s eyes were filled with ill intention when they looked at him earlier. Travelling with them was definitely not a wise idea.

    尚可转身之际,突然感觉手背一痛,低头一看,原来是不小心被树枝上的刺给刮伤了。

When Shang Ke turned around, he suddenly felt pain on the back of his hand. He lowered his head to look. It turns out that he was accidentally scratched by a thorn on the tree branch.

    尚可也没有在意,加快速度,朝着远离战圈的树林外跑去。

Shang Ke didn’t mind it. He sped up and headed towards the outside of the grove which was away from the fight.

    他并未注意,就在他被刮伤时,原本攻击五人的丧尸齐齐停下来,然后转头向那根留下尚可血迹的树枝看去,其中一只丧尸更是一口将那根树枝咬断,接着和其他丧尸一起,嚎叫着朝尚可消失的方向追去。

He didn’t notice that when he was scratched, the zombies that were attacking the 5 people stopped. They turned their heads and looked towards the branch that had Shang Ke’s blood stains and one of the zombies even bit off the branch. Next, it joined the other zombies and howled as they chased in the direction Shang Ke had disappeared to.

    至于五人小队,完全被丧尸们抛诸脑后。因为他们发现了更“美味”的食物!

The zombies put the 5-member team at the back of their mind, because they discovered an even more “delicious” food!

    尚可还没跑出几百米就发现有些不对劲,回头一看,惊愕地发现原本正在围攻那五人的丧尸,此刻竟然紧跟在他身后。

Shang Ke barely ran a few hundred meters when he realised that something was wrong. He looked back and was astonished to realise that the zombies that were originally surrounding the 5 people were currently following closely behind him.

    不是不攻击他吗?怎么他一跑就追上来了?你们是狗吗?见人跑就追!

Wasn’t it that they wouldn’t attack him? Why did they chase after him the moment he ran? Are you guys dogs? You chase the moment you see someone run!

    尚可脚下加力,如疾风般在空旷的野地狂奔,一群丧尸在他身后紧追不舍,随着一阵阵此起彼伏的嚎叫声响起,附近不少丧尸也被吸引过来,其中还夹杂着几只红眼丧尸。

Shang Ke put more strength in his legs and ran like a strong wind in the empty field while a group of zombies chased closely behind him. Their howling came one after another and plenty of nearby zombies were also attracted, of which a few of them were red eyed zombies.

    这下轮到尚可卧了个草了。继续跑下去,只会吸引更多丧尸。尚可不得不暂缓脚步,选择一个易守难攻的地点,准备和这群丧尸大干一场。

This time it was Shang Ke who went wtf. He would only attract more zombies if he continues running. Shang Ke had no choice but to stop. He chose a place that was easy to defend but hard to attack and prepared to have a big fight with this group of zombies.

    他虽然没有异能,但武力值并不低,对付几十只低中级的丧尸还是绰绰有余的。

Although he didn’t have any ability, his martial arts level wasn’t low and it was more than enough to deal with tens of low and intermediate level zombies.

    尚可站在制高点,抽出长刀与围攻上来的丧尸拼杀起来。

Shang Ke stood on a high ground, drew out his long saber and started fighting with the zombies that were surrounding him.

    一道道银光在空中纵横交织,尚可动作利落地收割着丧尸的头颅,丝毫不让他们有近身的机会。

A silver light slashed about horizontally and vertically. Shang Ke neatly harvested the zombie heads and didn’t give them a chance to come near him.

    半个小时后,尚可砍掉了最后一只丧尸的头颅,暂时结束了这场战斗。

Half an hour later, Shang Ke cut off the last zombie’s head and temporarily ended the fight.

    远处,隐约可见不少丧尸还在向这边靠近,尚可不敢耽搁,纵身一跃,向树林外逃去。

Many zombies could vaguely be seen approaching his area from afar. Shang Ke didn’t dare to delay. He leaped down and escaped towards the outside of the groves.

    然而,还没有跑出几步,一只大手凭空出现,毫无征兆地从他身后穿透了他的身体。

However, he barely took a few steps when a large hand appeared out of thin air. Without warning, the hand penetrated his body from behind.

    尚可低头朝这只大手看去,手指刚劲有力,尖锐的指甲,沾着他的鲜血,泛着凌厉的寒光。

Shang Ke looked downwards toward the large hand. The fingers were strong and the nails were sharp. They were stained with his blood and gave a sharp cold glint.

    大手缓缓抽出,同时将他的心脏掏了出去。

The large hand slowly withdrew and dug out his heart at the same time.

    尚可表情僵硬地转过头,看到一个魁梧的男人,他有一双冰冷的金瞳,皮肤呈古铜色,一头黑发凌乱的披散在肩头,看起来如正常人类一般。不过他的眼神和皮肤,清楚地告诉尚可,这是一只丧尸,而且是一只绝无仅有的王级丧尸。

Shang Ke turned his head around with a stiff expression and saw a burly man. He had a pair of cold, golden eyes and bronze coloured skin. His black hair draped messily on his shoulders, and he looked like a normal human. However, his eyes and skin told Shang Ke clearly that this was a zombie, and it was the one and only king level zombie.

    更确切地说,他就是尚可急欲寻找的两个目标之一——丧尸王帝馗。

To be exact, he was one of the two targets Shang Ke was anxiously searching for—The zombie king, Di Kui.

    尚可的身体被破开一个血洞,意识却还很清晰。

A bloody hole was made on Shang Ke’s body, but his consciousness was still very clear.

    帝馗身上带着他熟悉的气息,但十分微弱,尚可无法完全确定他的身份,而他刚刚刺穿他身体的右手,掌心也没有痣。

Di Kui’s body had a presence Shang Ke was familiar with, but it was very weak. Shang Ke wasn’t able to completely ascertain his identity, and the right hand he used to pierce through his body didn’t have a mole on the palm.

    尚可眼睁睁地看着他将自己的心脏捏碎,随手往地上一扔,然后毫不犹豫地转身远去,任由围追过来的丧尸将他包围,分尸,吞食……

Shang Ke watched as Di Kui crushed his heart and threw it on the ground readily. Then, he turned around and left without any hesitation and let the zombies that came after Shang Ke surround, tore and devoured him… 

    尚可忍受着被分尸的痛苦,泪水从眼眶中滚落,也不知是因为身体的疼痛,还是因为那只丧尸的冷酷。

Shang Ke endured the pain of being torn apart as tears fell from his eyes. He didn’t know whether his tears were due to the pain of his body or that zombie’s cruelty.

    他不是自己的男人……尚可在心里如此对自己说。

He wasn’t his man… Shang Ke said to himself in his heart.

    经历这么多世界,他不可能连自己男人都认不出来。想到这里,尚可的心情稍稍好转。只是被撕扯啃咬的痛苦,不断折磨着他的神经,偏偏他连晕死的权利都没有,全程清醒地看着自己的身体被丧尸争食。

After going through so many worlds, there was no way he wouldn’t even able to recognise his man. After thinking about this, Shang Ke felt a little better. However, the pain of being torn apart and bitten continuously tormented his mind, yet he didn’t even have the right to faint. He was wide awake throughout the process as he watched his body being eaten by the zombies.

    数十分钟后,丧尸们相继散去,只留下一颗美丽的人头和一地零落的碎肉断骨……

Tens of minutes later, the zombies left one after another, leaving behind only a beautiful human head and scattered pieces of broken bone and minced meat… 


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13 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 204: Death Cycle (II)

  1. Reading Angel says:

    First~! ♪.*⁽⁽ ◝꒰´꒳`∗꒱◟ ₎₎₊·*

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  2. GhostBear says:

    Sounds…delicious

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    • Yuki SA says:

      This was by far the most gruesome moment that Shang Ke had experienced 😰

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  3. fanofnovels says:

    3rd….

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  4. blackmaskedphantom says:

    Heeeheeee Snowwwyyy😊💕👌🏼

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  5. Ana says:

    Love It!!

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  6. Zero-chan says:

    OmO

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  7. meowthank says:

    For some reason, I feel like his most overpowered skill is actually his cooking skill. It’s useful across like every world!

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    • Sai says:

      I assumed the delicious food was the zombies’ take on him and other humans 🤔

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      • Suou says:

        That… wad a bit out of nowhere. I’m not sure I know how to react. I guess the plot will be deviating a bit more from the usual formula from now on. Thanks for the chapter, Resonance!

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        • Suou says:

          I accidentally replied to a comment, I think ༎ຶ‿༎ຶ

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      • meowthank says:

        You right. But I didn’t want you to be right.

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  8. MeganError says:

    What the—

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