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Chapter 208: Death Cycle (VI)


TL: Resonance

    晚上是丧尸最活跃的时候,宋斌等人自然不会冒险赶路,而是选了一座相对隐蔽的大楼过夜。

Night time is the zombies’ most active time, Song Bin’s team naturally wouldn’t take the risk trying to rush back. They chose a relatively hidden building to spend the night.

    尚可一边靠近那座大楼,一边思索如何获得对方的信任。毕竟白天才说过不与他们同行,晚上又尾随而至,还刚好选择了他们藏身的这栋大楼。

Shang Ke got closer to the building while thinking about how to gain their trust. After all, he had just told them that he wouldn’t be travelling with them during the day, yet he followed closely behind them and also coincidentally chose the building they hid themselves in.

    大楼有十几层,宋斌等人就在第三层。尚可不可能冒冒失失地跑上去找人,于是先在第二层找了一个房间,打算等明天天亮再与他们碰面。

There were more than 10 floors in the building. Song Bin’s team of people were on the third floor. There’s no way Shang Ke could recklessly go up and find them. Hence, he found a room on the second floor first and planned to meet them tomorrow morning.

    一个晚上的时间,帝馗应该还能容忍。

Di Kui should be able to tolerate one night of waiting.

    不过,在尚可踏进大楼后,佣兵团这边就已经发现了他的踪迹。八级高手的感知力非比寻常,感知范围内的所有活物都逃不过他的探测。

However, the team of mercenaries sensed his presence the moment he stepped into the building. A level eight ability user’s perception is extraordinary. All living creatures within his perception range cannot escape his detection.

    在宋斌的感知中,尚可是一个没有任何异能的普通人,所以他也无法根据异能等级和属性来分辨这个人的身份。虽然对方看起来是普通人,但他并没有放松警惕。一个普通人孤身出现在这里,本身透着不同寻常。

Within Song Bin’s perception, Shang Ke was an ordinary person without any abilities. Hence, Song Bin was unable to identify him based on ability level and attribute. Although the other person seems like an ordinary person, Song Bin didn’t let down his guard. The fact that an ordinary person appearing here alone was unusual itself.

    “涂波,去看看。”宋斌对角落一名高瘦的黑衣男子低声吩咐道。后者点点头,悄无声息地隐没在黑暗中。

“Tu Bo, go take a look.” Song Bin whispered his order to a tall and thin man in black shirt in the corner. The latter nodded his head and silently hidden himself in the darkness.

    大楼中没有一点光亮,只有点点星辉从窗外透进来,映照出更加深沉的黑暗。

There was no light in the building and only a little bit of light from the stars shone in through the window, making the darkness even darker.

    涂波将自己与黑暗中融为一体,一路向尚可所在的房间潜去。他是队伍中最擅长隐藏行迹的异能者,即使是宋斌,在这方面也有所不及。然而,他今天却遇上了一个比他更加厉害的角色。

Tu Bo blended into the darkness and went towards the room Shang Ke was in stealthily. Within their team, he was the ability user best at hiding his tracks, even Song Bin couldn’t reach his level in this aspect. However, he met someone greater than him today.

    黑暗中,一双紫色瞳孔闪烁着幽幽的光芒,冷冷注视着涂波的一举一动,就在他即将潜入尚可房间时,突然感觉脖子一凉,随即视线倾斜,眼前的世界天翻地覆。在失去意识的最后一刻,涂波终于明白发生了什么事,但他已经没有能力思考了。

Within the darkness, a pair of purple eyes shone faintly as it coldly watched Tu Bo’s every action. Just when Tu Bo was about to enter Shang Ke’s room, he suddenly felt a chill on his neck. Then, his line of sight tilted and the world before him was turned upside down. Tu Bo finally understood what happened at the last moment before he lost his consciousness, but he no longer had the ability to think.

    一颗头颅在地上滚了十来米,发出一连串咕噜噜的声响,在寂静的夜晚显得格外清晰。

A head rolled on the ground for around 10 meters and produced a series of thumping sounds. It sounded very clearly in the silent night.

    仅仅一门之隔的尚可自然听到了,三楼的宋斌也听到了。

Shang Ke who was separated by just one door naturally heard it. Song Bin who was on the third floor also heard it.

    就在尚可打开门的瞬间,涂波的无头尸体被一股力量拖进黑暗中,消失得无影无踪。

At the instance when Shang Ke opened the door, Tu Bo’s headless corpse was dragged into the darkness by a force and disappeared without a trace.

    尚可首先看到的是地上的血迹,顺着血迹喷洒的轨迹,他很快在墙角找到一颗还在滴血的人头。

The first thing Shang Ke saw was the blood stains on the floor. He followed the trajectory of the blood spray and soon found a human head that was still dripping blood at a corner.

    人头掉在这里,附近却没有尸体。从人头落地到他开门,不过几秒的时间。能够如此迅速地割掉一个人的头颅并将尸体拖走,尚可目前唯一能够想到的行凶者就是那只小丧尸。

A head fell here, yet there was no corpse around. Only a few seconds had passed from the instance the head fell onto the floor to when he opened the door. Being able to cut off a person’s head and drag the corpse away so quickly, the only perpetrator Shang Ke could think of at the moment was the little zombie.

    被杀死的人应该是佣兵团的成员,他们发现自己的存在,所以派人过来查探一下,结果成为小丧尸的腹中餐。

The person who was killed should be a member of the mercenary team. They noticed him, so they sent someone over to check, but ended up becoming the little zombie’s meal.

    将级丧尸的能力堪比人类中的八级异能者,这群佣兵中,除了宋斌之外,估计没有人是小丧尸的对手。

A general level zombie’s ability was comparable to a level eight ability user at the human side. No one within the mercenary team was the little zombie’s opponent except from Song Bin.

    尚可皱了皱眉,自己光想着防备帝馗,却忘了他身边还跟着一只紫瞳将尸。比起拥有自控能力的丧尸王,神智不全的小丧尸可不会有任何顾忌。

Shang Ke frowned. He only thought about guarding against Di Kui and forgot the purple-eye zombie following him around. Compared to the zombie king who has self-control ability, the insane little zombie won’t have any scruples.

    正在思索间,突然感觉有人靠近,转头望去,正是宋斌一行人。

As he was thinking, he suddenly felt someone coming nearer. He turned around to look and saw Song Bin’s team of people.

    “是你?”宋斌脸色微沉,“你怎么会在这里?刚才发生什么事了?”

“It’s you?” Song Bin’s expression sank, “Why are you here? What happened just now?”

    “我也不知道,只是听到响动打开门查看,却没有看到任何人影。”尚可隐去自己眼中的金芒,没有透露自己的夜视能力。

“I don’t know. I heard a noise and opened the door to check, but didn’t see anyone.” Shang Ke hid the golden glow in his eyes and didn’t reveal his night vision ability.

    宋斌将信将疑地盯着他,又问一次:“你怎么会在这里?”

Song Bin stared at him doubtfully and asked again, “Why are you here?”

    “顺路而已。”

“It’s along the way to where I’m going.”

    一旁的光头冷哼道:“刚好‘顺’到和我们一栋大楼?”

The bald man at the side snorted coldly, “And you coincidentally came ‘along’ to our building?”

    “那倒不是。”尚可镇定地回答,“我看到你们的车了,估计你们也在这里,所以就选了这栋大楼做落脚点。”

“Not really.” Shang Ke replied calmly, “I saw your cars and guessed that you guys would probably be here, so I chose this building as my resting spot.”

    宋斌勉强接受了这个解释,追问道:“你真的什么都没看见?刚才的声音是怎么回事?”

Song Bin grudgingly accepted this explanation. He questioned, “Did you really not see anything? What was that noise just now?”

    不待尚可回答,宋斌身边的女孩低呼一声,指着墙角颤抖道:“斌哥,你,你看。”

Before Shang Ke could answer, the girl by Song Bin’s side whispered as she pointed at a corner with trembling fingers, “Brother Bin, lo-look.”

    宋斌等人顺着她手指的方向看去,只见黑暗的角落中,安静地躺着一个圆形物体。队伍中视力卓越的人,很快认出那个物体正是涂波的人头。

Song Bin’s team of people looked in the direction of her finger and saw a round object lying quietly at the dark corner. People in the team with excellent eyesight soon recognize that the object was Tu Bo’s head.

    几人面色大变,脸上露出震惊愤怒的表情,随即纷纷用怀疑的眼神看向尚可。

Their faces changed greatly and they revealed shocked and angry expressions. Then, they looked at Shang Ke with suspicion one after another.

    尚可暗暗苦笑,之前还想着怎么取得他们的信任,现在倒好,刚见面就发生这种变故。

Shang Ke smiled wryly. He was still thinking about how to gain their trust earlier. Great, they’ve just met and this happened.

    “不是他。”宋斌突然开口道,“刚才的响动应该就是涂波头颅落地的声音,之后才传来开门的声音,血迹也只出现在门外,说明涂波还没来得及进入房间就被杀了。”

“It’s not him.” Song Bin suddenly said, “The noise earlier should be the sound of Tu Bo’s head landing on the floor. The sound of the door opening came afterwards. The bloodstains only appeared outside the door, indicating that Tu Bo was killed before he could enter the room.”

    光头仍然怀疑道:“如果这小子本来没关门,等把涂波杀了后,才把门关上。”

The bald man was still doubtful, “What if this rascal’s door wasn’t closed in the first place? He might have closed the door after killing Tu Bo.”

    “如果是这样,血迹就不只是喷溅在门板上,而是喷溅到屋内,或者他身上。”

“If that’s the case, the blood wouldn’t only have sprayed on the door, but into his room or his body as well.”

    尚可多看了宋斌一眼,这人倒是冷静,而且有点冷静过头了,面对同伴的死亡居然可以如此沉着地进行分析。

Shang Ke gave Song Bin another glance. This person sure is calm, and a little too calm. He can analyze so calmly when facing his comrade’s death.

    “那这是……”宋斌的解释,其他人基本认可。虽然稍稍收敛了敌意,但对尚可依然没什么好感,若非因为他,他们的同伴也不会死。

“Then this is…” The others accepted Song Bin’s explanation. They became less hostile, but still didn’t like Shang Ke. Their comrade wouldn’t have died if not for him anyway.

    “大家小心,我怀疑这栋大楼隐藏着一只厉害的丧尸。”宋斌的脸色有点难看,因为他刚才根本没有感知到这只丧尸的存在。

“Be careful everyone, I suspect that a powerful zombie is hiding in this building.” Song Bin’s expression was a little terrible. He didn’t perceive the existence of this zombie at all.

    “你也和我们待在一起吧。”宋斌盯着尚可。虽然只是提议,语气却很强硬。

“You should stay with us too.” Song Bin stared at  Shang Ke. Although it was only a suggestion, his tone was unyielding.

    尚可点点头,没有拒绝。有他在,小丧尸可能会放他们一马。毕竟这一路上,她喝了他不少血。

Shang Ke nodded his head and didn’t reject. The little zombie might spare them if he was around. After all, she had drunk plenty of his blood during their journey together.

    “斌哥,你为什么要带上这个小子?”回到房间,光头低声问道。

“Brother Bin, why are you bringing this rascal along?” The bald man asked softly when they returned back to their room.

    宋斌朝不远处的尚可瞥了一眼,回道:“他不简单。”

Song Bin glanced at Shang Ke who was not far away and replied, “He isn’t simple.”

    身上没有异能者的气息,却可以独自在丧尸横行的地界自由行走。在这种环境下,包括他在内的所有人,都保持着高度警觉,但他神色平静,处之泰然。这份从容,绝非一般人所有。

He didn’t have the air of an ability user, yet he was able to travel alone freely in a zombie rampant world. Under the current circumstances, everyone including him maintained a high level of vigilance. Yet, he looked calm as if nothing happened. This kind of calmness isn’t something an ordinary person would have.

    宋斌只说了四个字便不再多说。

Song Bin only said three words and didn’t speak anymore.

    这一晚上,谁都没有睡,死寂的房间中,气氛异常压抑。大楼外传来丧尸们此起彼伏的嘶叫声,更为压抑的气氛增添了几分恐惧和寒意。

No one slept this night. The atmosphere was extremely oppressing in the deadly quiet room. Hissing sounds of zombies sounded from outside the building one after another and the oppressive atmosphere became more horrifying and cold.

    正在这时,尚可突然感觉一只手臂摸上他的脖子,随即就见右边肩头探出一颗小小的人头,正是那只紫瞳小丧尸。

At this moment, Shang Ke suddenly felt an arm touching his neck. Then, a small head stuck out over his right shoulder. It was the purple-eye little zombie.

    尚可身体一绷,努力不让自己叫出声音。虽然他胆子很大,但也受不了突如其来的惊吓。

Shang Ke’s body stiffened and he tried his best to not shout. Although he had great guts, he still couldn’t handle such a sudden shock.

    小丧尸嘴角上沾着血迹,搭在他肩膀上的爪子也是血淋淋的,还不停在他衣服上蹭!

There was blood on the corner of the little zombie’s mouth and the claw placed on his shoulder was also bloody. And it kept rubbing nonstop on his shirt!

    尚可尽可能将小丧尸挡在身后。不是为了保护她,而是不希望她被其他人发现。一旦被发现,一场血战不可避免。他可知道小丧尸的实力,真打起来,估计连宋斌都无法幸免。黑夜是丧尸的世界,打斗声必然会引来更多丧尸。

Shang Ke blocked the little zombie behind him as much as possible. He wasn’t doing this because he wished to protect her, but because he didn’t wish for her to be noticed by others. If she was noticed, a bloody battle was unavoidable. He knows the little zombie’s strength. If they really fought, he guessed that even Song Bin wouldn’t be spared. The night is the zombie’s world and the sound of their fighting will surely attract more zombies.

    小丧尸也不知道什么毛病,一直在他背上抓来抓去,隐约还能听到布料被撕裂的声音。再这样下去,估计就要被她抓伤了。如果流出血,那就悲剧了。

He also didn’t know what was going on with the little zombie. She kept scratching about on his back and the sound of fabric tearing could faintly be heard. If this goes on, he probably would be scratched by her. If he bleeds, tragedy will be sure to ensue.

    好在小丧尸还有点分寸,没有将他弄伤只是泄愤半地把他后背的衣服抓得破破烂烂。她的指甲很锋利,切割衣服时的声响并不大,否则尚可无论如何也掩藏不了。

Fortunately, the little zombie still has some restraint. She didn’t injure him and only scratched the back of his shirt to tatters as if she was venting her anger. Her nails are very sharp and the sound produced when she cut the shirt wasn’t loud. Otherwise, Shang Ke wouldn’t have been able to hide her no matter what.

    大概是闹腾够了,小丧尸如来时一般,又悄无声息地离开了。

When the little zombie seemed to have thrown enough of her tantrum, she left quietly just like how she had come.

    尚可暗暗松口起,打开自己的背包,打算从里面拿一件外套。

Shang Ke secretly let out a sigh of relief. He opened his bag and intended to take out a coat.

    “你干什么?”不远处的光头警惕地盯着他,低声喝问。

“What are you doing?” The bald man who was nearby stared at him vigilantly and asked softly.

    “有点冷,我换件衣服。”尚可不紧不慢地回道。

“I feel a little cold, so I’m going to wear more.” Shang Ke replied unhurriedly.

    光头冷哼一声,防备的视线始终没有从他身上移开。

The bald man let out a cold snort and his guarded look never left Shang Ke.

    尚可也没在意,拿出外套穿上,将衣服上的破损和血迹遮住。

Shang Ke didn’t mind it either. He took out a coat and wore it, covering up the damage and blood stains on his shirt.

    众人心惊胆战地度过了一个无眠的夜晚,完全不知道死神与他们擦肩而过。

Everyone spent a sleepless night in fear, completely unaware that a death god passed by them.

    第二天,众人又在大楼里搜索了一番,终究没能找到涂波的尸体,只能就近找个地方将他的头颅埋葬。

The next day, everyone searched the building again but was ultimately unable to find Tu Bo’s body. Hence, they could only find a place nearby to bury his head.

    尚可觉得这群人的品性还不错,可惜生活在这个危机四伏的末世,随时都面临着变成丧尸或者被丧尸吞食的威胁。

Shang Ke felt that these people’s character weren’t bad. Unfortunately, they were living in a perilous apocalyptic world and faced the threat of becoming a zombie or being swallowed by a zombie at any time.

    涂波的死,他是有责任的,但他也很清楚,即使没有他,结果也未必比现在更好。在他们遇上自己,并要求交换食物时,就已经引火上身。

He was responsible for Tu Bo’s death. However, he was also very clear that even if he wasn’t here, the result may not necessarily be better than now. They attracted trouble the moment they met him and requested for the exchange of food.

    出发前,宋斌问尚可:“你和我们一起走吗?”

Before they left, Song Bin asked Shang Ke, “Will you be going with us?”

    为了你们的生命安全,还是保持距离吧。

For the sake for all of your safety, it would be better if we kept our distance.

    “不了。”尚可笑着拒绝,然后问道,“我能用晶灵石和你换点东西吗?”晶灵石是高级丧尸体内产生的一种结晶体,能够提升异能者的实力,价值不菲。

“No.” Shang Ke rejected with a smile, then asked, “Can I exchange for some items using crystallines?” Crystalline is a type of crystal formed in the body of a high level zombie. It can increase the power of an ability user and is very valuable.

    “你想换什么?”

“What would you like to exchange for?”

    “食物和各种调料。”

“Food and various seasonings.”

    宋斌一愣,没想到他要换的竟然是这种东西。如果是五年前,食物确实很珍贵,但自从霍轩建立幸存者基地后,食物的生产逐渐走上正轨,从极度匮乏,慢慢发展到自给自足。相比晶石,食物的价值已经大大降低。

Song Bin was stunned. He didn’t expect that Shang Ke wanted to exchange for this kind of thing. If it was five years ago, food was indeed very precious. But ever since Huo Xuan established the survivors’ base, food production gradually returned back to normal and slowly changed from the lack of food to being self-sufficient. Compared to the crystallines, the price of food has fallen greatly.

    随即他又想到尚可大概还要在丧尸区行走一段时间,补充食物也是应该的。

Then, he thought that Shang Ke probably wanted to travel in the zombie area for a while and replenishing food was necessary.

    宋斌爽快地答应了。对于一位游走于丧尸区的独行侠,他一般以结交为主。

Song Bing agreed readily. He would generally make friends with someone who traverses through a zombie infected area alone.

    双方的交易进行得很顺利,尚可挑选的都是一些普通物资,其价值远远不如他给众人的晶石。

The exchange between the two of them went smoothly. What Shang Ke picked were some ordinary supplies which value were far below the crystalline he gave them.

    目送宋斌一行人离开,尚可暗道一声:“一路平安”,然后转身朝相反的方向走去。

After watching Song Bin’s team of people leave, Shang Ke said quietly, “Have a safe journey.” Then, he turned and walked in the opposite direction.

    虽然他很想跟他们一起回基地,但他不能离开,至少现在不能。

Although he really wants to go back to the base with them, he couldn’t leave. At least not now.

    在一片废墟中,帝馗坐在倒塌的墙体上,望着天边的朝阳。阳光洒在他身上,映照出一道孤独而又冷傲的残影。

In the ruins, Di Kui sat on a collapsed wall while looking at the sunrise on the horizon. The sunlight shone on him, showing his lonely yet arrogant figure.

    一阵轻微的脚步声从身后传来,帝馗回过头,那道熟悉的身影立刻进入他空寂的视线中。

Faint sound of footsteps came from behind him. Di Kui turned around to look and that familiar figure immediately entered his empty eyes.

    事实上,在尚可提出与其他人类接触的要求时,他以为他是想借机逃离。

Actually, Di Kui had thought that Shang Ke wanted to take the opportunity to escape when he suggested coming into contact with other humans.

    他在心里给他定了3个小时的时限,如果他3个小时没回来,他就把那群人给杀了。后来不知道为什么,他将3个小时延长到5个小时,从5个小时又延长到7个小时。

He set a time limit of 3 hours for Shang Ke in his heart. If Shang Ke didn’t come back in 3 hours, he would kill that group of people. Afterwards, he didn’t know why, but he extended the 3 hours to 5 hours, and the 5 hours to 7 hours.

    直到天明,他觉得那个人类不会再回来了。没有任何人类愿意和丧尸在一起,也没有任何丧尸,愿意和丧尸王在一起。

On the next day, he felt that that human wouldn’t come back anymore. No humans are willing to be with a zombie, and no zombies are willing to be with a zombie king.

    然而,那个人类又回来了,回到了他身边。

However, the human was back again, back to him.

    看他迈着平缓的步子,走到他面前,露出温和的微笑,对他说:“我回来了。”

He walked towards him with gentle steps. Then, he showed a gentle smile and said, “I’m back.”

    这一刻,帝馗感觉自己心里仿佛被注入了什么东西。

At this moment, Di Kui felt as if something had been injected into his heart.

    “换到食物了吗?”帝馗问。

“Have you exchanged for food?” Di Kui asked.

    “嗯,换了很多。”尚可拍了拍自己的包。

“Mn, I exchanged for a lot of food.” Shang Ke patted his bag.

    “太慢了,下次还是直接杀了吧。”

“Too slow. Let’s just kill them next time.”

    尚可:“……你到底是有多想杀人?”

Shang Ke: “… Just how much do you want to kill?”

    “我不杀他们,他们也会杀我。”帝馗陈述事实。

“They will kill me even if I don’t kill them.” Di Kui stated the fact.

    尚可盯着他看了一会,突然一脸认真地说:“我觉得那是因为你长得太过……标新立异,超脱了人类的审美观,所以他们一见到你,就忍不住颤栗地反抗。事实上他们也不想,只是控制不住。”

Shang Ke stared at him for a while and suddenly said with a serious face, “I think that’s because you look too… out of the ordinary, outside of the humans’ aesthetic. Hence, they can’t help but try to resist you whenever they see you. In actual fact, they don’t want to but they just can’t control themselves.”

    帝馗摸了摸自己的脸,露出困惑的表情。

Di Kui touched his own face and showed a puzzled expression.

    尚可继续洗脑:“你这副‘不修边幅’的样子,虽然很接地气,但不够优雅华丽。”

Shang Ke continued brainwashing him, “Your ‘sloven’ look is very down to earth, but isn’t elegant and gorgeous enough.”

    帝馗五官立体,目光凌厉,上身只穿了一件破旧的风衣,露出结实的胸肌和性感的腰线;下身穿着一条皮裤,勾勒出修长矫健的双腿,脚上没有穿鞋,行走无声。

Di Kui’s facial features are pronounced and his eyes are sharp. He was wearing a worn-out trench coat showing his strong chest muscles and sexy waistline and a pair of leather pants which outline his slender and strong legs He wasn’t wearing any shoes and was silent when he walked.

    如果忽略那一身布满灰蓝色尸斑的皮肤,他几乎就是一个身材健美又带点冷酷的人类男子。

If you ignore his skin that was covered by corpse spots, he seemed like a strong, handsome and unfeeling human man.

    “要怎么做……才能变得优雅华丽?”帝馗迟疑地问。

“What should I do… to become more elegant and gorgeous?” Di Kui asked hesitantly.

    “交给我吧!”尚可信心满满,“我帮你修饰一番,等修饰之后,保证其他人类再也不会一见到你就喊打喊杀了。”

“Leave it to me!” Shang Ke was full of confidence. “I will style you up. After styling, I guarantee that other humans wouldn’t rush to kill you the moment they see you.”


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8 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 208: Death Cycle (VI)

  1. GhostBear says:

    Death Flag

  2. fanofnovels says:

    ⌐╦╦═─ wanna borrow these?

  3. Will says:

    Time for a heroic death?

  4. Zero-chan says:

    Leave what to who?

  5. K21 says:

    I really miss the days where there are mass release of chapters 😔 The cliff is so deep😅 Thanks for the chappies snowie💕

  6. Dessa says:

    Why is it that tjere is only a
    ‘leave it to me?’ in here

  7. drunkhobo says:

    OH MY GOSH, I LOVE MAKEOVERS!!!! Zombie makeovers sound like an awesome idea~~

    Thank you so much for the chapter❤️❤️❤️

  8. meowthank says:

    Is the zombie king the ML or nah? Or maybe he’s part of the ML?

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