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Chapter 205: Death Cycle (III)


TL: Resonance

    尚可独自在野外煎熬了十几个小时,等重新长出身体,已经是第二天凌晨三四点,正是一天最黑暗的时候,四周寂静无声,只有呼呼的风声。

Shang Ke was alone in the field, tormented for more than 10 hours. When his body grew back again, it was already 3 or 4 in the morning the next day, the darkest period of a day. The surrounding was quiet and only the sound of the wind could be heard.

    尚可疲惫地从地上爬起来,全身皮肤光滑细腻,没有留下一点疤痕,仿佛之前被分尸的情景只是一场可怕的恶梦。

Shang Ke got up from the ground exhaustedly. His skin was smooth and delicate, not a single scar was left behind. It was as if the scene of him being torn apart was just a terrible nightmare.

    黑夜是丧尸的世界,尚可没有多少时间感伤。他翻出被扔到一旁的背包,从里面取出几件还算完好的衣服换上。看着背包上那个破洞,尚可脑中又不自觉浮现出心脏被捏碎的那一幕。

The night was the zombies’ world. Shang Ke didn’t have the time to feel sentimental. He looked through the backpack that was thrown one side and took out a few intact clothes to change into. When Shang Ke saw the hole in the backpack, he subconsciously thought of the scene when his heart was crushed.

    系统让他在【杀死丧尸王】和【被“主角”杀死】两个任务中二选一。在没有见到丧尸王之前,尚可倾向于选择前者。但见过之后,他觉得这个任务根本不可能完成。

For his mission, the system had let him choose between【Kill the zombie king】and【Be killed by the “protagonist”】. Before he met the zombie king, Shang Ke leaned towards choosing the former. But after seeing him, Shang Ke felt that this mission was simply impossible to complete.

    丧尸王给他一种无法战胜的感觉,出手时,无声无息,甚至连异能都没有使用,就轻而易举地将他杀死了。

The zombie king seemed invincible to Shang Ke. When he striked, he had done so without a sound. He didn’t even use any abilities and was easily able to kill Shang Ke.

    还是太弱了啊。

He was too weak.

    尚可暗暗叹息一声,提着破烂的背包,快步隐入黑暗中,寻找一个安全的落脚点,等待天明。

Shang Ke let out a sigh. Carrying his tattered backpack, he walked quickly in the darkness to find a safe foothold and wait for the sky to brighten.

    长发被凝固的鲜血粘成干硬的条状物,尚可趁休息的空档,用剪刀把它剪成短发,顿时感觉清爽许多。

Shang Ke’s long hair was glued into dry hard strips by his solidified blood. While resting, he took the chance to cut his hair short using scissors and immediately felt more refreshed.

    天亮后,尚可按照既定计划,继续朝主基地前进。

When the sky brightened, Shang Ke continued moving towards the main base as planned.

    接下来几天的路程出奇的顺利,即使遇上丧尸,也没有受到攻击。开始尚可还会神经紧绷,严阵以待,后来经过几次测试,终于确定丧尸在一般情况下基本对他熟视无睹。只有闻到他身上鲜血的味道时,才会精神亢奋,穷追不舍。所以,只要保障不流血,他几乎可以在丧尸群中自由穿行。

His journey for the next few days was surprisingly smooth. He wasn’t attacked even when he encountered zombies. Shang Ke felt nervous at first and kept himself combat ready. After some testing, he finally confirmed that the zombies basically ignored him under normal circumstances. They got excited and chased nonstop after him only when they smelled his blood. Hence, he could travel freely amongst the zombies as long as he made sure he didn’t bleed.

    当然,如果遇上拥有智慧的强大丧尸,估计就不会这么轻松。

Of course, it probably wouldn’t be so easy if he met a powerful zombie with intelligence.

    第四天时,尚可进入繁西市,这里距离主基地所在的序城大概只有三、四天的路程了。人口越密集的地方,丧尸数量就越多。

On the fourth day, Shang Ke entered Fanxi city. This place was 3-4 days away from Xu city where the main base was located. The more densely populated a place was, the higher the number of zombies.

    尚可小心翼翼地在小巷中穿梭,如一只野猫般,灵巧地蹿进一栋大楼中。

Shang Ke moved through the alleys cautiously like a wild cat and skillfully leaped into a building.

    他已经好几天没吃饭了,实在饿得不行,所以决定找个厨房开个火。

He hadn’t eaten for a few days and was extremely hungry. Hence, he decided to find a kitchen to cook.

    这些天,他又零零散散搜集了一些食材和生活必需品。虽然废弃城市中没有能源供应,但作为在原始社会生活过的人而言,即使条件再简陋也难不倒他。

For the past few days, he had gathered from here and there some ingredients and daily necessities. Abandoned cities didn’t have any energy supplies, but as someone who had lived in a primitive society before, he wasn’t troubled no matter how crude the conditions were.

    尚可背着一捆木柴,选了一个角落的房间,快速钻了进去。在屋子中搜索一圈,确定没有丧尸躲藏,才走进厨房。

Shang Ke carried a bundle of wood, chose a corner house and went in quickly. He searched through the room and went into the kitchen only after confirming that there were no zombies hiding around.

    现代风格的厨房,宽敞明亮,设备先进,锅碗瓢盆一应俱全,只是没有刀具。

It was a modern style kitchen. It was bright and spacious, and the equipment was advanced. Pots, pans, bowls, ladles etc are all readily available, but there were no knives.

    尚可将所有窗子都关好,避免屋中的气味传到外面。然后用水魔法将厨具刷洗干净,接着有用火魔法将木柴点燃,从新换的大包中拿出事先在河边处理过的水鱼以及在各个超市商场找到的配料等等。

Shang Ke closed all the windows to prevent the smell in the house from spreading outside. Then, he used water magic to wash clean the kitchenware and used fire magic to light the fire wood. He took out the fish he had processed by the river and ingredients found in various supermarkets and malls from his newly changed bag.

    他的初级魔法只能洗洗菜、生生火,而且不能持续使用,不过用来做饭还是很方便的。

His basic magic could only be used to wash the vegetables and light a fire. He also couldn’t use it continuously. Nevertheless, it was still pretty convenient for cooking.

    将鱼汤煮上后,尚可又拿出两个不久前从野田里挖出的“土豆”。郊外有一些无人耕种的农田还没有荒废,许多生命力强劲的作物,依然坚挺地活着,只是品种似乎发生了变异。

After cooking the fish soup, Shang Ke took out two “potatoes” he had dug out not long ago from a wild field. Some uncultivated farmlands in the suburbs were still not wasted. Many strong vitality crops continued living strongly, just that their variety seemed to have mutated.

    比如他手上的“土豆”,长得奇形怪状,表皮呈深紫色,看起来像外星产物。若非他根本不怕中毒,估计也不敢轻易尝试。

One example was the “potato” in his hand. It was shaped strangely and the skin was dark purple, looking quite like an alien product. If not for the fact that he wasn’t afraid of being poisoned, he probably wouldn’t dare to try it.

    半个多小时后,一锅热腾腾的鱼汤和一盘香喷喷的煎土豆就完成了。尚可随意坐在地上,一边喝着鱼汤一边吃着土豆,脸上露出无比舒心的表情。厨房中,弥漫着食物的香气,偶尔有几丝几缕从缝隙中飘出去,也很快消散在空气中,完全没有引起附近丧尸的注意。

Around half an hour later, a pot of hot fish soup and a plate of fragrant fried potatoes were made. Shang Ke sat casually on the floor, drinking the fish soup and eating the potato, and an extremely comfortable expression showed on his face. The aroma of food permeated the air in the kitchen. Occasionally, some aroma slipped out through the gaps. However, it quickly dissipated in the air and didn’t attract the attention of nearby zombies at all.

    正吃得欢实,尚可突然感觉背脊一寒,猛地回身,背后空空如也,正想转头,余光瞥见天花板上倒趴着一个人影,赫然是一只年纪不过六七岁的小丧尸,她全身赤裸,瘦骨嶙峋,皮肤呈乌青色,一双赤红的眼睛,不带一丝感情。

Just as Shang Ke was eating happily, he suddenly felt a chill down his back. He turned back quickly but there was nothing behind him. When he was about to turn his head back, he saw a figure on the ceiling from the corner of his eyes. It was a little zombie that looked at most 6-7 years old. She was completely naked, bony and her skin was dark green in colour. Her pair of red eyes carried no trace of emotion.

    竟然是红色瞳孔的高级丧尸。

It was actually a red eyed high level zombie.

    尚可刚才搜索屋子时并没有发现她,她可能拥有隐藏形迹的特殊能力。红眼丧尸的智商比普通丧尸要高,但只要他没有流血,应该不会受到攻击。

Shang Ke didn’t find her when he had searched the house earlier. She might have a special ability to hide her trace. A red eyed zombie’s intelligence was higher than an ordinary zombie, but he probably wouldn’t be attacked as long as he didn’t bleed.

    一只高级丧尸没什么可怕的,尚可只是担心会引来其他丧尸。如果不小心被她刮破一点皮,流上一滴血,那乐子就大了。

A high level zombie wasn’t scary. Shang Ke was only worried that she would attract other zombies here. If he was accidentally scratched by her even the tiniest bit and bleed one drop of blood, then things would  go big.

    鱼汤和土豆还剩下一些,看来是吃不成了,尚可有些遗憾地摇摇头,然后一边警惕那只小丧尸一边快速收拾行囊,打算换个房间借宿。

There was still some fish soup and potato left, but it seemed like he wouldn’t be able to finish them. Shang Ke shook his head feeling a little regretful. Then, he quickly packed his bag while being vigilant towards the little zombie, intending to change to another room.

    这时,小丧尸突然动了。只见她身形一闪,眨眼间便出现在尚可身边。

At this moment, the little zombie suddenly moved. Her figure flashed and appeared by Shang Ke’s side in the blink of an eye.

    尚可的动作缓了缓,包中的右手紧紧抓着刀柄,心里犹豫着要不要来个一刀割头,直接将威胁解决。

Shang Ke’s movement slowed down and his right hand in the bag held onto a knife tightly. He was hesitating whether he should just cut her head and directly settle the threat.

    小丧尸并没有理会尚可,而是低头朝汤锅中看去,随即俯身舔了一口,然后就不动了。

The little zombie didn’t care about Shang Ke. Instead, she lowered her head and looked towards the pot of soup. She leaned forward and licked the soup, then she stopped moving.

    尚可暗暗嘀咕,难道丧尸也喜欢这种毫无血腥的食物?

Shang Ke muttered in his heart, don’t tell me zombies like this kind of bloodless food too?

    正想着,汤锅中的汤突然泛起层层涟漪,仿佛受到某种震动一般,发出嗡嗡的声音。

Just as he was thinking, ripples suddenly started forming on the soup in the pot as if it was receiving some kind of shock and buzzing sound could be heard.

    怎么回事?尚可不明所以,但心中生出几分警惕,不敢多作停留,加快收拾东西的速度,刚准备离开,小丧尸却在此时暴走了,她猛地掀掉汤锅,然后冲尚可发出愤怒的嘶吼,似乎在指责他怎么做出这么难吃的东西!

What’s going on? Shang Ke didn’t know what was happening, but he grew more vigilant. Not daring to stay any longer, he increased his packing speed. Just when he was about to leave, the little zombie suddenly flared up. She violently flipped the pot of soup, then growled angrily at Shang Ke as if she was criticizing him with ‘how could you make such unpalatable food!’.

    尚可:“……”

Shang Ke : “…”

    看来是不能善了了。尚可当即抽出武器,朝小丧尸的脖颈砍去。

Seemed like this couldn’t end well. Shang Ke took out his weapon immediately and waved it towards the little zombie’s neck.

    然而,刀锋只砍到一道残影,小丧尸瞬间消失在他的视线中,下一秒又出现在他的头顶,如蜘蛛人一般朝他扑来。

However, the blade only cut an after image. The little zombie instantly disappeared from his line of sight and appeared above him the next second. The little zombie then pounced towards him like spiderman.

    尚可一个鲤鱼打滚,躲进了餐桌底下。

Shang Ke rolled one side and hid under the dining table.

    还没稳住身形,便听到桌面发出咔嚓一声脆响,一道道裂纹从中间开始向外围蔓延。

He had yet to stabilize himself when he heard the sound of the table cracking above him.  Numerous crack lines started spreading out from the middle of the table.

    这种餐桌质地坚硬,没想到竟然被这只小丧尸一爪子拍裂了。

This kind of dining table was very hard. He didn’t expect it to crack with just one claw from the little zombie.

    尚可意识到,这可能不是一只普通的红眼丧尸,而是一只准将级丧尸。

Shang Ke realised that this might not be an ordinary red eye zombie, but one that was about to rise to a general level zombie.

    倒霉!他只不过是想暗搓搓地做一顿饭吃而已,用得着附赠一份如此凶残的饭后“甜点”吗?

How unlucky! He only wanted to have a meal secretly, was there a need to give him such a brutal “dessert”?

    与一只可以瞬移、力量奇大、还有暴力倾向的萝莉丧尸战斗,尚可想低调都不行了,只希望能够速战速决,将危险将至最低。不过很遗憾,萝莉丧尸是尚可迄今为止所遇到的丧尸中,除了丧尸王之外最厉害的一只。

Fighting with a loli zombie that could teleport, was extremely strong and had violent tendencies, Shang Ke couldn’t stay low-key even if he wanted. He only hoped to finish the battle quickly and keep the danger to the lowest. Unfortunately, this loli zombie was the most powerful zombie Shang Ke had met so far, excluding the zombie king.

    单凭武力,只能勉强自保,想要在不受伤的情况下杀死对方,基本是不可能的。

He could barely protect himself with his martial arts. Trying to kill her without getting injured was impossible.

    不过片刻,尚可的手臂、后背、脖颈等处,被小丧尸抓出了道道血痕。闻到鲜血的味道,小丧尸的凶性彻底被激发了,爪子不要命地往尚可身上招呼,每次都要刮掉一层血肉才肯罢休。

After a short while, Shang Ke’s arm, back and neck was scratched by the little zombie and started bleeding. After smelling the blood, the little zombie ferocity completely flared up. Her claws went towards Shang Ke’s body like no tomorrow, trying to scratch off a layer of his meat every time.

    这只小丧尸,尚可都招呼不过来,大楼外又接二连三地传来丧尸们兴奋的嚎叫声。

Shang Ke could barely handle the little zombie, yet excited howls of zombies could be heard continuously outside the building.

    以大楼的高度和房屋的坚固,高级以下的丧尸轻易闯不进来,所以目前还是先解决眼前的麻烦比较重要。

Based on the building’s height and sturdiness of the house, zombies below high level couldn’t break in easily. Hence, the most important thing now was to settle the trouble before him first.

    既然已经受伤,尚可也没什么顾忌了,火力全开,打算与萝莉丧尸来个你死我活。

Since Shang Ke was already injured, he didn’t care anymore. He went on full power and intends to fight the loli zombie to death.

    然后,萝莉丧尸却在占尽优势的情况下,突然停下了攻势,半趴伏在地上,对着尚可发出低低的嘶吼。

Then, the loli zombie suddenly stopped attacking when she was at the advantage. She was half prone on the floor and growled lowly at Shang Ke.

    尚可疑惑之际,完全没发现自己身后不知何时出现了一个高大的人影。

Shang Ke felt uncertain and didn’t notice a tall figure that had appeared behind him at all.

    直到一只冰冷的大手钳住他的后颈,将他提离地面,他才猛然醒觉。

He only realised when a large cold hand grabbed the back of his neck and lifted him up from the floor.

    手指深深掐入尚可的肉中,疼得他冷汗直流。这种无力的感觉,他曾经体验过。如果没有猜错,突然出现在他身后的这个家伙,就是丧尸王帝馗。

His fingers clutched tightly onto Shang Ke’s flesh and the pain caused Shang Ke to have cold sweat. He had once experienced this feeling of powerlessness. If Shang Ke didn’t guess wrong, the fellow that suddenly appeared behind him was the zombie king Di Kui.

    当他被转过来时,果然看到帝馗那张熟悉而可怕的脸。

When he was turned around, he indeed saw the familiar and scary face of Di Kui.

    帝馗手指用力,轻轻将他的脖子掐断,随着咔嚓一声脆响,尚可的脑袋和身体,很快只剩下一层皮肉连接着,只要帝馗松开手,他的脑袋马上便会失去支撑,如同残破的布娃娃一般垂下来。

Di Kui exerted strength in his fingers and easily snapped Shang Ke’s neck. Along with the cracking sound, Shang Ke’s head and body was left connected only by his flesh and skin. So long as Di Kui let’s go, his head would immediately lose its support and hang down like a broken rag doll.

    不过比起上次的血腥,这次的手段已经“温柔”很多了。

But when compared to the bloodshed previously, the method this time could be considered much “gentler”.

    尚可剧痛之余,居然还有闲心自我调侃。

Shang Ke actually had the leisure to ridicule himself while feeling the overwhelming pain.

    帝馗举着尚可,并没有立刻将他扔在地上,而是一直盯着他看。

Di Kui held Shang Ke up and didn’t throw him onto the ground immediately. Instead, he kept staring at him.

    尚可眼角流出两行血泪,黑色瞳孔中隐隐闪动着金色的光芒,嘴唇艳红如血,与苍白的脸色形成鲜明的对比,看起来异常妖冶。

Tears of blood flowed down the corner of his eyes and golden light flashed faintly in his black eyes. His lips were red like blood and formed a strong contrast with his pale face, making him look quite seductive.

    帝馗沉默半晌,突然用极其沙哑难听的声音说道:“你……似乎很面熟?”

Di Kui was silent for a moment. Then, he spoke with an extremely hoarse and unpleasant voice, “You… seem very familiar?”

    尚可:……呵呵,作为一个被你连续杀了两。三次的“路人甲”,你终于觉得我很面熟了!还有,你为什么会出现在这里,难道是专门跑来杀我玩的吗?

Shang Ke: … Haha, as a “Passerby A” that was killed two times in a row by you, you finally found me familiar! And also, why are you here? Don’t tell me you came specifically to kill me?

    事实上,帝馗也打算去人类主基地,只是他不辨方向,所以选择尾随其他人类。好几次走了歪路,然后一言不合就把那些将他带歪的人类给杀了。最后好死不死,又在这里遇上了尚可。

In fact, Di Kui also intended to go to the human’s main base. However, he didn’t know the direction, so he chose to follow other humans. He walked the wrong way several times, then he killed the humans who led him the wrong way without saying a thing. Who knew that he would meet Shang Ke here again so coincidentally? 

    他循着丧尸们充满食欲的叫声找过来,结果发现让丧尸们如此兴奋的“食物”依然勾不起他的食欲。

He followed the calls of the zombies that were filled with craving and came here. Then, he realised that the “food” that made the zombies so excited couldn’t evoke his appetite.

    自从成为丧尸王,他就再也没有好好进过食了,长期处于饥饿状态,这让他心情十分糟糕。

He hadn’t eaten well ever since he became the zombie king. He was in a state of starvation for a long period of time and this made his mood extremely terrible.

    这时,帝馗的视线缓缓移向尚可无力垂落的右手,他的小手指在刚刚的战斗中骨折了,呈现怪异的扭曲状,不过此刻正在慢慢被修复,不过一会,手指便恢复如初。

At this moment, Di Kui’s line of sight moved slowly towards Shang Ke’s right hand which was hanging powerlessly. His pinkie finger broke during the fight earlier and was twisted weirdly. But at this moment, it was slowly being repaired. A while later, his finger recovered back to normal.

    尚可现在虽然还睁着眼,但实际上已经“死了”,所以体内精魄的力量,开始自行修复他的身体。

Although Shang Ke’s eyes were still opened, he was in fact “dead”. Therefore, the power of the spirit piece in his body started repairing his body.

    帝馗对这种现象似乎很感兴趣,突然伸出手,将尚可刚刚恢复的小手指切断了——用他尖锐的指甲,就这样将它切、断、了!

Di Kui seemed very interested in this phenomenon. He stretched out his hand and cut off Shang Ke’s pinkie finger that had just recovered—He used his sharp finger and just, cut, it!

    尚可面无表情地望着他:“……”(速度太快,来不及惨叫,等感觉疼痛时,已经不知道该用什么姿势惨叫了。)

Shang Ke looked at him expressionlessly: “…” (The speed was too fast and he didn’t even have the time to scream. When the pain came, he didn’t know how he should scream anymore.)

    帝馗一手拿着尚可的断指,一手掐着他的脖子,神色专注地盯着那截正在滴血的断口。

Di Kui held Shang Ke’s broken finger with one hand while clutching Shang Ke’s neck with the other hand. He stared focusedly at the cut opening that was currently dripping blood.

    时间一点点流逝,帝馗没有丝毫不耐烦,一动不动地在原地站了两个小时,静静看着尚可的断指重新长出来。与此同时,他身上其他伤口也差不多复原了,除了被帝馗掐住的脖颈。

Time elapsed bit by bit but Di Kui didn’t seem to feel impatient at all. He stood unmoving at the same spot for two hours and quietly watched as Shang Ke’s broken finger grew out again. At the same time, the other wounds on his body have also mostly recovered except for the neck that was clutched by Di Kui.

    尚可现在唯一的感想是:举了我两个多小时,你一点都不累吗?!

Shang Ke’s only impression was: Don’t you feel tired holding me up for more than two hours?!


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7 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 205: Death Cycle (III)

  1. GhostBear says:

    Up at 3am when your supposed to be asleep type beat

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  2. fanofnovels says:

    food, im hungryyyyy….

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  3. Will says:

    i too am sneakily cooking food XD

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  4. Zer has no idea what to say says:

    UwU “I too..”
    OwO “Hunger for food”

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  5. yukgaksu says:

    I’m really not hungry after reading the last chapter ><`

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  6. Spirit Novel says:

    Okay why is not come out ? Argh im so desperate want to read this 😢

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  7. Little Fluffy Ninja Sheep says:

    𝓌𝓉𝒻

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