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Chapter 207: Death Cycle (V)


TL: Resonance

    丧尸喜欢生肉和鲜血的味道,但作为丧尸中最顶尖的进化者,普通食物已经满足不了他的胃口。

Zombies love the taste of raw meat and blood, but as the zombie with the top evolution, ordinary food can no longer satisfy his appetite.

    尚可试验了好几天都没有什么进展,无论是动物还是植物,帝馗的兴趣都不大。尚可让他吃什么,他就吃什么,表现得非常合作,但同样的东西,他一般不会尝试第二次。

Shang Ke didn’t make much progress even after several days of testing. Di Kui had little interest whether it was animals or plants. He would eat whatever Shang Ke let’s him eat and was very cooperative. However, he generally won’t try the same thing a second time.

    如果只是这样也就罢了,尚可有的是耐心,早晚能够找到符合丧尸王口味的食物。两人结伴行走四方,搜集天下美食,一切看起来如此美好和谐,然而,现实总是残酷的。

It’s fine if this was the case. Shang Ke has the patience. Sooner or later, he would be able to find the food that meets the zombie king’s taste. The two of them walked around together collecting food from all over the world, everything looked so beautiful and harmonious. However, reality is always cruel.

    某次,尚可让帝馗品尝一种辛辣的食物,结果刚一入口,帝馗就暴走了,一个巴掌拍过来,直接将尚可的内脏震破。

There was once when Shang Ke let Di Kui taste a type of spicy food. As a result, as soon as the food entered his mouth, Di Kui flared up. He waved a slap over and directly ruptured Shang Le’s internal organs.

    尚可倒在血泊中,还来不及体验死亡的痛苦,就已经开启了死而复生的酸爽模式。

Shang Ke fell onto a pool of blood. He has yet to experience the pain of death when his exciting revival mode started.

    鲜血的味道,引得附近的丧尸蠢蠢欲动。

The smell of blood attracted the nearby zombies.

    帝馗面目狰狞地站在尚可“尸体”旁,眼中闪烁着凶厉的光芒,低吼一声,顿时让那些丧尸噤若寒蝉,不敢再靠近。

Di Kui stood beside Shang Ke’s “corpse” with a ferocious expression and a fierce look in his eyes. With a growl, those zombies no longer dared to make any noise nor come closer.

    正在修复创伤的尚可暗松一口气,好歹避免了再次被分尸的下场。他对死亡的承受能力已经上升到一个凡人难以企及的高度,而对死亡方式的要求已经下降到只要不太血腥不太痛苦就足够了……

Shang Ke who was currently recovering secretly let out a sigh of relief. At any rate, he had avoided being torn apart. His ability to endure death has risen to a height unreachable by ordinary people, and his requirement for the mode of death has lowered to the point that it was enough as long as it wasn’t too bloody or painful.

    五个小时后,身体修复完毕。这次“只是”内脏破裂,所以修复时间比较短。

Five hours later, the body recovery was complete. This time, “only” the internal organs were ruptured, so the recovery time was shorter.

    尚可从地上坐起来,表情平静地从包里翻出毛巾,用水魔法浸湿,擦了擦皮肤上的血迹,然后又换上一套干净的衣服。

Shang Ke sat up from the ground. He took out a towel from his bag calmly, wet it with water magic and wiped the blood stains on his skin. Then, he changed into a set of clean clothes.

    “好了?”帝馗蹲在一块石墩上,居高临下地望着尚可。

“Done?” Di Kui squatted on a stone block and looked at Shang Ke condescendingly.

    “好了。”尚可淡定地回复。

“Done.” Shang Ke replied calmly.

    杀人者和被杀者都表现出了超然物外的心平气和。

Both the killer and the slain displayed an unworldly calmness.

    “你继续吧。”帝馗嘴里还残留着那种让他暴躁的辣味,心情十分不爽。

“You can continue.” The spicy taste that makes Di Kui irritable was still in his mouth and made him very unhappy.

    “今天先到这里吧,给你这个。”尚可递给他一块口香糖,这还是从某只新晋丧尸身上搜来的。

“We’ll stop for today. Take this.” Shang Ke passed him a chewing gum. This was found from a newly evolved zombie.

    帝馗接过来,剥开包装纸,将包装纸丢进嘴里,口香糖扔到地上,随即发现不对,吐出嘴里的包装纸,从石墩上跳下来,捡起被他扔在地上口香糖,重新放入嘴中。

Di Kui took it, unwrapped the wrapping paper, threw the wrapping paper into his mouth and threw the chewing gum onto the ground. Then, he found that something was wrong. He spat out the wrapping paper in his mouth, jumped down from the stone block, picked up the chewing gum he threw on the ground and put it in his mouth.

    尚可:“……”

Shang Ke: “…”

    虽说丧尸不是什么讲卫生的物种,但看到这种行为,尚可还是有些没法忍。这家伙好歹也是丧尸王,敢不敢有一点身为丧尸王的品味和风度!

Although zombies weren’t creatures that care about hygiene, Shang Ke still couldn’t take it when he saw this kind of behaviour. This fellow was the zombie king. Could you please display the taste and bearing a zombie king should have!

    尚可见他嚼得起劲,识相地保持了沉默,收拾地上的物品,打算继续延续这趟凶残的美食之旅,同时在心里果断将辣味列入了永不采用的黑名单。

Shang Ke saw that he was chewing energetically and remained silent tactfully. He packed up the items on the ground. Shang Ke intends to continue this brutal gourmet journey, and decisively placed spicy flavour onto the blacklist.

    奇珍市,一座靠近郊区的农场,两辆改装越野车在坑坑洼洼的地面上行驶。

At Qizhen city on a farm near the suburbs, two modified SUVs drove on the bumpy ground.

    “这趟收获不错,等回去可以换到一批丰厚的物资。”前面那辆越野车的副驾座上,一名光头笑嘻嘻地对身后的同伴说道。

“We have acquired quite a bit this trip. When we go back, we can exchange for quite a generous amount of supplies.” A baldy who was sitting on the passenger seat in the front SUV said to his companion at the back with a grin.

    “都是托斌哥的福。”后座一名瘦小男子转头对身边的棕发男子腼腆地笑了笑,眼中充满敬佩。

“This is all thanks to brother Bin.” A thin man at the back seat turned and smiled shyly at the brown-haired man beside him, his eyes full of admiration.

    棕发男子舒展身体靠在座椅上,怀里还抱着一名美丽的金发少女,对瘦小男子的奉承,并没有什么反应,倒是他怀中的金发少女笑道:“程华,你也很有本事,这次居然能够请动斌哥,他可是基地中少有的八级异能者。”

The brown-haired man stretched his body and leaned on the seat with a beautiful blonde girl in his embrace. He didn’t have much reaction to the thin man’s flattering. Instead, the blonde girl in his arms smiled and said, “Cheng Hua, you’re very capable too. You were actually able to invite brother Bin. He’s a rare level eight ability user in the base.”

    人类异能者一共分为九级,最低为一级,最高为九级。不过也有例外,那就是“主角”霍轩,他的实力远远超出九级,达到了绝无仅有的人王级。

Human ability users are divided into nine levels with level one being the lowest and level nine being the highest. But there are also exceptions, which was the “protagonist” Huo Xuan. His strength was far beyond level nine, reaching the one and only human king level.

    “那是斌哥给我面子,我以后一定好好报答斌哥。”被称为“程华”的瘦小男子依然腼腆地笑着。

“That’s brother Bin giving me face. I will definitely repay brother Bin well in the future.” The thin man that was called “Cheng Hua” was still smiling shyly.

    正在这时,负责开车寸头男人突然出声提醒道:“前面有人。”

At this moment, the man with a buzz cut who was in charge of driving suddenly reminded, “There’s someone in front.”

    众人停下谈话,同时朝车窗外看去,只见前方几百米外的农田边,出现了一个纤瘦的人影,他背对众人,盘膝坐在火堆前,举着一根木棍,认真地翻烤着什么。

Everyone stopped talking and looked out of the car window at the same time. A slim figure appeared beside the farmland a few hundred meters ahead. His back was facing them and he sat cross legged in front of a fire. He was holding a wooden stick earnestly roasting something.

    居然有人在丧尸出没的荒郊野外生火烤东西,这不是找死吗?

There’s actually someone roasting something at a zombie infested wasteland. Isn’t this looking for death?

    “减慢车速,看看是人类还是丧尸。”斌哥吩咐道。

“Drive slower and see whether it’s a human or a zombie.” Brother Bin ordered.

    开车的男人点点头,缓缓向对方所在的位置驶去。

The man who was driving nodded his head and drove slowly to where the other party was.

    改装过的越野车没有丝毫噪音,只有颠簸发出的砰砰声。

The modified SUV made no noise and only bumping sound due to the bumps could be heard.

    田边的人察觉到他们的靠近,转头向他们望去,一张俊美的脸,映入车内众人的视线中。

The person beside the farmland noticed them approaching and turned to look at them. A handsome face entered the line of sight of the people in the car.

    副驾座的光头啧啧赞道:“没想到还是一个帅小哥。”

The baldy sitting on the passenger seat praised while clicking his tongue, “It’s unexpectedly a handsome boy.”

    斌哥也多看了几眼,不过并没有放松警惕,目光四下搜索,精神力高度集中。片刻后,他脸上露出疑惑之色。奇怪,竟然感觉不到丧尸的气息。他的感知力可以达到三千米之外,三千米内没有一只丧尸的情况,从来没有出现过。

Brother Bin also took a few more glances, but he didn’t let down his guard. He looked around and his mental force was highly concentrated as he searched through the surrounding. A moment later, a look of uncertainty appeared on his face. Strange, he couldn’t feel any zombies around. His perception can reach up to three kilometers away. A situation like this where there wasn’t a single zombie within three kilometer has never happened before.

    就算是拥有隐形异能的高级丧尸,也不可能屏蔽三千米以后所有丧尸的气息。那么,这片区域真的刚好没有丧尸?

Even if it was a high level zombie with invisibility, there’s no way it could cover the traces of all the zombies within the three kilometers. So, was it really a coincidence that there really were no zombies in this area?

    或者……斌哥将视线转回田边那人身上,周围的丧尸都被他清理掉了?

Or… Brother Bin looked back at the person by the farmland. Has all the surrounding zombies been cleaned up by him?

    在田边烧烤的人正是尚可,他见两辆越野车先后停在他眼前,心中不免有些焦急。

The person who was roasting by the farmland was Shang Ke. He couldn’t help but feel anxious when he saw two SUVs stopping before him.

    “兄弟,一个人?要不要搭个顺风车?”光头男人将手肘搭在车窗上,笑着对尚可说。

“Brother, you’re alone? Do you need a ride?” The bald man placed his elbow on the car window and said to Shang Ke with a smile.

    他的语气带着调笑,明显只是毫无诚意的随口一问。是否让一个陌生人上车,并不是他能做主的。

His tone sounded like teasing and was clearly asking insincerely. Whether to let a stranger in the car or not was not for him to decide.

    “不用了。”尚可冷漠地回应,心里却希望他们赶紧离开,不要在这里停留。

“No need.” Shang Ke responded indifferently, but hoped that they would leave immediately and don’t stop here.

    “啧,还挺傲。”光头男脸上有些不快,正要挖苦几句,却被他手上烧烤的香味吸引了注意力。

“Heh, quite proud aren’t you.” The bald man looked a little unhappy and was about to scorn him when the aroma of roasted food in Shang Ke’s hands caught his attention.

    尚可正在烤鱼,这种凡人的食物,某只丧尸王虽然不爱吃,尚可却是百吃不厌。而且在丧尸王的刺激下,他的手艺更加精进,即使再简单的食材,也能做出帝王级的美味。

Shang Ke was currently roasting fish. Although a certain zombie king doesn’t like this kind of ordinary people’s food, Shang Ke never got tired of eating it. And under the motivation of the zombie king, he became more diligent in his cooking. No matter how simple the ingredients are, he could make an imperial level delicacy.

    烧烤的香气,让风餐露宿了两三个月的佣兵们口齿生津。

The aroma of roasted food made the mercenaries who have been working hard outside for 2-3 months drool.

    这时,斌哥开口道:“你问问他,愿不愿意给我们做一顿烧烤,我们可以用一些物资和他交换。”

At this moment, brother Bin said, “Ask him if he is willing to roast some food for us. We can exchange for it with some supplies.”

    斌哥明明可以直接询问,偏偏要那个光头代劳,似乎有意在尚可面前显示身份。

Brother Bin could clearly ask Shang Ke directly, yet he wanted the bald man to do it for him, seeming like he was intentionally displaying his identity before Shang Ke.

    “没空。”尚可干脆利落地拒绝。同志们,趁着天还没黑,赶紧走人吧!

“No time.” Shang Ke rejected cleanly. Comrades! While it isn’t dark yet, take the chance to leave!

    尚可心里焦急,却又不能明言。帝馗就在附近,若惹他不快,自己被杀无所谓,反正可以复活,但这群人可没有重来的机会!

Shang Ke felt anxious but wasn’t able to explain it. Di Kui was somewhere nearby, he had to hurry. It doesn’t matter if he was killed since he could revive, but these people won’t have the chance to revive!

    “做人不要太嚣张!”光头男怒道,“你知道车上这位是谁吗?他是霍老大的兄弟,八级异能者宋斌。”

“Don’t be too arrogant!” The bald man said in anger, “Do you know who is in the car? He is boss Huo’s brother, level eight ability user Song Bin.”

    “送殡”?他的父母是有多想不开,才会给他取这么一个不吉利的名字?别说他只是霍轩的兄弟,就算是霍轩亲自来也得赶紧给我走人!

“Song Bin[1]”? Just how irrational are his parents to give him such an ominous name? It doesn’t matter if he is Huo Xuan’s brother. Even if Huo Xuan came personally, he would also have to leave immediately!

    尚可想了想,回道:“原来是霍轩的兄弟,失敬了。不过我真的没时间给你们做烧烤,如果你们不介意,我把做好的这几份送给你们,祝你们一路顺风。”他以后还要找霍轩,不想和他的人闹得太僵。

Shang Ke thought for a moment and replied, “It turned out you’re Huo Xuan’s brother. Sorry about that. However, I really don’t have the time to roast for you guys. If you guys don’t mind, I will give you these few that have already been roasted. Wishing you guys to have a safe trip.” He still wants to find Huo Xuan in the future. He doesn’t want to get too disagreeable with his people.

    这些佣兵并不是什么仗势欺人的恶徒,见尚可退让,也不再为难,接过他的烤鱼,便挥手告别。

These mercenaries weren’t some villains who bullies others. Seeing that Shang Ke has made a concession, they no longer made things difficult for him. They received his roasted fish and waved goodbye.

    临行前,宋斌对尚可说:“以后到幸存者基地可以来找我。”这个承诺算是对他赠送烤鱼的感谢。

Before they left, Song Bin said to Shang Ke, “You can look for me in the survivor’s base in the future.” This promise can be considered his thanks for the roasted fish.

    一位八级异能者的承诺,对任何人而言,都算得上是举足轻重。而尚可看重的,却是他与霍轩的关系,将来或许可以通过他结识霍轩。

A level eight ability user’s promise can be considered significant to anyone. However, what Shang Ke valued was his relationship with Huo Xuan. Shang Ke might be able to get to know Huo Xuan through him in the future.

    目送两辆越野车离开,尚可转头,赫然看到帝馗不知何时出现在他身边。

After watching the two SUVs leave, Shang Ke turned around but was horrified to see that Di Kui had appeared beside him when he didn’t notice.

    “你把我的食物送给别人了。”帝馗语气平淡,眼神阴鸷。

“You gave my food to someone else.” Di Kui’s voice was calm but his eyes were fierce.

    讲道理,那是我的食物,不是你的,你根本不爱吃!

Please be reasonable. That was my food, not yours. You don’t like it at all!

    尚可心里吐槽,嘴上却说:“那么难吃的食物,送了就送了,不用在意。”

Shang Ke cursed in his heart, but said, “That food tastes so terrible, we don’t have to mind that much giving it away.”

    “我的食物就算扔了也不能送人。”帝馗眼中杀气一闪。

“My food can’t be given to others even if I throw it away.” Di Kui’s eyes flashed murderously.

    尚可见他似乎准备去杀人,连忙转移话题道:“帝馗,我一直有个问题想问你。”

Shang Ke saw that he seemed to be going to kill them so he immediately changed the subject, “Di Kui, I always had a question I wanted to ask you.”

    “问。”

“Ask.”

    “你为什么要杀人?”

“Why do you want to kill people?”

    帝馗奇怪地看了他一眼:“我为什么不能杀人?”

Di Kui gave him a strange look, “Why can’t I kill people?”

    “其他丧尸杀人是因为将人类当作食物,属于捕食行为,你又不喜欢吃人肉,为什么要杀人呢?”

“Other zombies kill people because they see them as food, so they are displaying predatory behaviour. Why are you killing people when you don’t like eating human flesh?”

    帝馗沉默了一会,终于想到一个理由:“杀了他们,他们身上的东西就归我了,你不是在帮我搜集食材吗?很多食材废弃城市没有,但人类身上肯定有。”

Di Kui was silent for a moment before he finally thought of a reason, “After I kill them, their items would be mine. Aren’t you helping me collect ingredients? Many ingredients can’t be found in abandoned cities but humans surely have it.”

    一个武力强到无视规则的丧尸王,就是这么狂霸拽。

A zombie king that was strong to the point of ignoring rules was just so domineering.

    尚可继续劝导:“获得食材的方式有很多,不一定要杀人。”

Shang Ke continued persuading, “There are many ways to obtain ingredients, we don’t necessarily have to kill.”

    “怎么做?”

“How?”

    “下次再遇到人类,就让我去试试吧,如果我能顺利从他们身上换到新的食材,就不用麻烦王亲自动手了。”

“Let me try it the next time we meet humans. I wouldn’t have to trouble King to do it personally if I’m able to exchange for new ingredients from them successfully.”

    “太慢。”

“Too slow.”

    “我会尽量快!”尚可的语气无比坚定。

“I will try my best to be fast!” Shang Ke’s tone was extremely firm.

    帝馗深深地看了他一眼,淡淡道:“那你去吧。”

Di Kui looked at him deeply and said faintly, “Go then.”

    帝馗说到做到,当晚就带着尚可赶上宋斌一行人,将他放在距离对方不足三百米的巷子中,示意他可以去了。

Di Kui did as he promised. He brought Shang Ke and caught up to Song Bin’s group that very night. He placed Shang Ke in an alley less than 300 meters away from them and signaled Shang Ke to go.

    尚可真是欲哭无泪!他们完全可以等下次遇到别的佣兵团再行动啊!为什么一定要选这一支?他不久前才拒绝与人家同行,现在又出现在他们面前,这不是有病吗?

Shang Ke was crying without tears. They could wait until they meet another mercenary group to act! Why must it be this group? He had just refused to travel with them, wouldn’t it be weird of him if he appeared before them again?

    况且宋斌一行人明显是准备回基地的,他好不容易才把帝馗带歪,可不想被他们搞砸了。

Besides, Song Bin’s group of people are clearly returning back to the base. It took him so much effort to lead Di Kui away, he doesn’t want them to screw it up.

    不过帝馗心意已决,就想看看尚可如何从这些人类身上弄到食材。

However, Di Kui has already decided. He wanted to see just how Shang Ke was going to get ingredients from these humans.

    尚可只能摸摸鼻子,从巷子中走出来,缓步向佣兵团所在的位置走去,心中一边为自己祈祷,一边为这群倒霉的家伙祈祷……

Shang Ke could only touch his nose and walk out from the alley. He walked slowly towards where the group of mercenaries were while praying for himself and these unlucky fellows in his heart… 

Footnotes:

[1] Song Bin – The person’s name is 宋斌 but Shang Ke mistook it as 送殡 which means ‘attend a funeral’.


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5 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 207: Death Cycle (V)

  1. GhostBear says:

    Gives me bad vibes lol

    +4

  2. fanofnovels says:

    〣( ºΔº )〣

    +3

  3. Will says:

    obviously they wont !!

    +3

  4. Zero-chan says:

    OvO

    +3

  5. acertainpasserby says:

    Poor KeKe lol 😂😂

    +3

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