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Chapter 216: Death Cycle (XIV)


TL: Resonance200

    尚可顺利加入影月佣兵团,休整两天便跟着他们一起离开了临时基地。

Shang Ke successfully joined the Shadowmoon Mercenary Group. After resting for two days, he followed them and left the temporary base.

    影月此次招募了将近三十名六级以上的异能者,目的是为了击杀游荡在附近的两只将级丧尸。原本两只将级丧尸不至于出动这么多高手,但他们分别在两座废弃城市建立了自己的领地,四处猎捕人类和牲畜,势力正在快速扩张。人类必须在他们形成规模前,将其剿灭。

Shadowmoon recruited close to 30 level six and above ability users this time. The purpose is to kill two general level zombies wandering nearby. Originally, two general level zombies wouldn’t need so many experts to be sent. However, they had separately established their own territory in two abandoned cities. They hunted humans and livestocks all around and their influence was expanding rapidly. Humans had to annihilate them before they grew too much.

    “根据情报,两只将级丧尸分别在怀曲和宝南,相距两百多里,为了确保万无一失,我们不分兵,集中力量各个击破。”影月佣兵团团长百木指了指电子地图,对新加入的成员说明情况。

“Based on the information given, the two general level zombies are at Huaiqu and Baonan respectively, at more than two hundred miles apart. To be safe, we will not divide our troops and will concentrate our force to defeat them one by one.” The Shadowmoon Mercenary Group leader Bai Mu pointed at the electronic map and explained the situation to the new members.

    “丧尸的具体数目知道吗?实力如何?”一名肌肉发达的中年壮汉问道。

“Do we know the specific number of zombies? How strong are they?” A muscular and strong middle-aged man asked.

    “怀曲附近大约有五百多,宝南七百多,大部分是初级丧尸,高级丧尸应该不超过五十只。”

“There are around 500+ near Huaiqu and 700+ at Baonan. Most of them are low level zombies and the number of high level zombies shouldn’t exceed 50.”

    “那么我们的第一个目标是?”

“Then what’s our first target?”

    “怀曲。”

“Huaiqu.”

    尚可没有参与讨论,独自靠在装甲车上,视线在众人身上一一扫过,最后定格在台阶上一名三十左右的男子身上。他有一头红棕色短发,相貌普通,皮肤黝黑,穿着一身略显陈旧的越野装,带着几分颓废和野性,以及成熟男人特有的魅力。

Shang Ke didn’t join in the discussion and leaned on the armoured vehicle alone. His gaze swept through everyone around and finally stopped at a man around 30 years old standing on the steps. He had short reddish brown hair, an ordinary appearance and dark skin. He was wearing a slightly old country outfit, making him look a little decadent and wild as well as having the unique charm a mature man has.

    虽然已经认定帝馗,但凭借那股熟悉的气息,尚可依然一眼就将那个人认了出来。这个事实让他感到忐忑,再次对自己的判断产生了质疑。

Although he had already chosen Di Kui, Shang Ke was still able to recognise that person in once glance depending on that familiar presence. This matter made him feel perturbed and once again made him question his own judgment.

    不同的两个人,为什么会拥有相同的气息?这绝对不是单纯的巧合,他与恋人之间的感应来自于苍穹赤炎以及无数次轮回积累的深厚情感。人有相似,灵魂却是独一无二的,尚可自信不会认错。

Why do two different people have the same similar presence? This definitely wasn’t just a simple coincidence. The sensing between him and his lover came from the Flaming Red Sky and their deep feelings accumulated through countless reincarnations. There may be similarities between people, but the soul was unique. Shang Ke is confident he wouldn’t recognise the wrong person.

    但是……

But… 

    伪装成自由佣兵的霍轩似有所觉,转过头来,见到尚可先是愣了一下,随即朝他露出一个浅浅的笑容。

Huo Xuan who disguised himself as a free mercenary seemed to have sensed his gaze and turned around. He was stunned when he saw Shang Ke. Then, he showed him a small smile.

    刚刚相互介绍时,尚可记得他说自己叫“杨锐”,来自南部小镇的一名七级异能者。

When they were introducing themselves earlier, Shang Ke remembered him calling himself “Yang Rui” and was a level seven ability user that came from a small town in the south.

    尚可又看向不远处的左弦,霍轩隐藏身份后,他就是这支队伍中实力最强、地位最高的人,不知道霍轩有没有将自己的伪装告诉他。

Shang Ke then looked at Zuo Xian who was not far away. After Huo Xuan has disguised himself, Zuo Xian was now the strongest person in the team and also the person with the highest status. He wondered if Huo Xuan told Zuo Xian about his disguise.

    “好了,目前掌握的情报就是这些,大家今天好好休息一晚,明天将进入怀曲的地界,到时候恐怕没时间休息了。”百木收起电子地图,交代一声便招呼身边的同伴走进一座废弃大楼。

“Okay, this is the information we currently have. Have a good rest today everyone. We will enter the boundaries of Huaiqu tomorrow and we probably won’t have the time to rest then.” Bai Mu put away the electronic map. After giving a few reminders, he called the companion beside him and walked into an abandoned building.

    其他人各自收拾了一下随身物品,先后跟了进去。

The others packed up their belongings and followed one after another.

    尚可背上背包,走在最后。

Shang Ke carried his back and walked at the end.

    “你的同伴呢?”霍轩踱步来到他身边,随意问道。

“Where’s your companion?” Huo Xuan walked to him and asked casually.

    “不知道。”尚可冷眼相向,瞬间进入刷恶感模式。

“I don’t know.” Shang Ke looked at him with cold eyes and instantly entered ‘aggro attracting mode’.

    “刚才看到你在看我。”霍轩亦步亦趋,“你认识我?”

“I saw you looking at me just now.” Huo Xuan continued, “Do you know me?”

    “不认识。”尚可加快步子,四下寻找合适的休息场所。

“I don’t.” Shang Ke picked up the pace and looked around for a suitable place to rest.

    团长让所有人都集中在二楼休息,以免分散战力。

The leader asked everyone to rest on the second floor so that their forces don’t get divided.

    尚可很快找到了一间还算整洁的空房,径直跨了进去,正要关门,发现霍轩不知何时已经站在在客厅中央,用脚将翻倒的沙发抬正,拍了拍灰尘,随手将肩上的包裹扔在上面。

Shang Ke soon found a relatively clean room and went straight in. Just when he was about to close the door, he realised that Huo Xuan had already stood in the middle of the living room at some point. He flipped the overturned sofa back up with his feet, pat away the dust and casually threw the package on his shoulder onto the sofa.

    尚可一手搭在门框上,对不请自入的霍轩说道:“抱歉,这间房是我的,麻烦你出去。”

Shang Ke propped one hand on the door frame and said to the uninvited Huo Xuan, “Sorry but this is my room, please leave.”

    这家伙怎么和帝馗一样,动不动就喜欢瞬移。

Why is this fellow the same as Di Kui, liking to teleport at every turn. 

    “一起睡。”霍轩平静地回了一句。

“Let’s sleep together.” Huo Xuan replied calmly.

    睡你个头!尚可瞪着他,思索着应该霸气地将他赶出去,还是自己圆润地走人。总之,绝对不能和霍轩待在一个房间,否则等帝馗回来,那乐子就大了。

My ass! Shang Ke glared at him and pondered whether he should chase him out aggressively or leave mellowly. In any case, he definitely couldn’t stay in the same room with Huo Xuan. Otherwise, it’s going to be great fun when Di Kui comes back.

    按照尚可的性格,退一步海阔天空,向来与人为善。如今既然要和霍轩做对,那就应该嚣张跋扈一点。

Based on Shang Ke’s character, he would take a step back and find peace as he would always be kind to others. Now that he has to go against Huo Xuan, he should be a little more arrogant and bossy.

    于是,他气势汹汹地走过去,一把拽住霍轩的T恤,粗鲁地往外拖。

Hence, he walked over aggressively, held Huo Xuan’s T-shirt and dragged him out roughly.

    “撕啦”一声,霍轩人没动,T恤却被撕成了两片,露出八块矫健的腹肌。

A ripping sound could be heard. Huo Xuan didn’t move, but his T-shirt was torn into two, revealing eight strong abdominal muscles

    霍轩低头看了看自己的T恤,淡淡道:“你把我的衣服撕破了。”

Huo Xuan lowered his head to look at his T-shirt and said lightly, “You tore my shirt.”

    尚可拿着残破的布片,默然无语:堂堂人类领袖,敢不敢穿几件质量好点的衣服!

Shang Ke was silent as he held the torn piece of cloth: You’re a dignified human leader. Can’t you wear clothes of better quality?

    “你看?”霍轩望着尚可,一副准备商量赔偿的模样。

“Look?” Huo Xuan looked at Shang Ke like he was ready to negotiate the compensation.

    尚可取下自己的背包,从里面翻出一件T恤扔给霍轩:“衣服赔给你,这间房也让给你!”

Shang Ke put down his bag, searched for a T-shirt inside and threw it to Huo Xuan, “I will pay you the shirt and also let you have the room!”

    事实证明,他没有做坏人的天赋。或者说,他对这个男人狠不起来。

It turns out that he has no talent for being a bad guy. Or rather, he wasn’t able to be cruel to this man.

    “留下吧。”霍轩的声音从身后传来,“其他房间已经住满了,出门在外,难免有些不方便,相互担待一下。”

“Stay.” Huo Xuan’s voice sounded from behind, “The other rooms are already full. It’s inevitable that things would be inconvenient when we stay outside. Let’s be tolerant with one another.”

    尚可脚步一顿,还是离开了房间。在走廊转了一圈,二楼确实已经满员了。他只好上了三楼,虽然百木团长要求所有人集中在二楼,但他本来就打算做一个不合群的讨厌鬼,倒也不必在意别人的看法。

Shang Ke’s movement paused for a moment, but he still left the room. He walked one round around the corridor and saw that the second floor was indeed already full. He had no choice but to go up to the third floor. The leader Bai Mu had requested everyone to stay on the second floor. However, he had originally intended to be an incompatible hateful fellow anyway, so he didn’t need to care about the opinion of others.

    夜幕降临,躲藏在暗处的丧尸们纷纷出来活动,时不时发出野兽般的嘶嚎声。

When night fell, the zombies hiding in the dark came out one after another to move about, occasionally letting out beast-like howls.

    这片区域的丧尸并不多,不过零零散散数十只,影月佣兵团只派出了两名成员,便将附近的丧尸清理一空。

The amount of zombies in this area isn’t much. There were only tens of them scattered about. The Shadowmoon Mercenary Group only sent out two members and they cleaned up the nearby zombies.

    尚可躺在床上,一如既往地没有睡意。

Shang Ke laid on the bed and didn’t feel sleepy as usual.

    等到凌晨一点多,帝馗悄无声息地潜入房间,然后扑倒在床上,将尚可抱入怀中。一股浓烈的血腥气,夹杂着刺鼻的尸臭离开扑面而来,尚可皱了皱眉,将帝馗拉起来,拖进浴室。

Around 1 am in the morning, Di Kui sneaked into the room quietly. Then, he pounced onto the bed and brought Shang Ke into his embrace. A strong stench of blood mixed with the pungent smell of corpse assault Shang Ke straight on, causing Shang Ke to frown. He pulled Di Kui up and dragged him into the bathroom.

    废弃城市没有能源供应,尚可只能用自己的水魔法将毛巾浸湿,慢慢擦洗他身上的污渍。

Abandoned cities don’t have energy supply. Shang Ke could only use his own water magic to wet a towel and slowly wiped the stains on Di Kui’s body.

    帝馗专注地凝视着身前的人,金色的眼眸在黑暗中闪闪发光。

Di Kui stared intently at the person before him and his golden eyes sparkled in the dark.

    “你出去干什么了?”尚可问道。

“What did you go out for?” Shang Ke asked.

    “散步。”帝馗随口回答。

“Take a walk.” Di Kui casually answered.

    散步能“散”出一身血迹?尚可瞥了他一眼,没有继续追问。

How did you “walk” until your body is full of blood? Shang Ke gave him a glance and didn’t ask any further.

    帝馗一手搭在墙上,低头噙住尚可的唇,辗转舔吮。身上的肃杀之气,逐渐散去,最后只剩下一片火热。

Di Kui put one hand on the wall and lowered his head to kiss Shang Ke’s lips, licking and sucking about. The murderous air on him gradually disappeared and all that’s left behind was a fiery hotness.

    尽管帝馗在尚可面前表现得很正常,但体内杀戮的欲望让他热血沸腾,难以控制。他经常会消失一段时间,主要是为了寻找猎物,发泄心中的暴虐。

Although Di Kui behaved normally in front of Shang Ke, the desire to kill in his body made his blood boil and hard to control. He often disappears for a while, mainly to find prey and vent the brutality in his heart.

    以前无所顾忌,如今却不想在这个人眼中看到一丝畏惧和厌恶。

He had no concerns before. But now, he didn’t wish to see any trace of fear and disgust in this person’s eyes.

    “别……楼下都是异能者。”以六级异能者的感知力,足以察觉楼上的动静。

“Don’t… it’s all ability users downstairs.” A level six ability user’s perception is enough to detect the movement upstairs.

    帝馗哪里会在乎什么异能者?他一把托起尚可,大步朝床铺走去……

Why would Di Kui care about the ability users? He held Shang Ke up and strode towards the bed… 

    第二天,尚可和帝馗与影月佣兵团的成员在大楼前集合,然后分组上车,向怀曲进发。

The next day, Shang Ke, Di Kui and members of the Shadowmoon Mercenary Group gather in front of the building. Then, they got in the car in groups and headed towards Huaiqu.

    一行人在黄昏时分抵达怀曲边界的一座小镇,刚进小镇就遇上十几只丧尸,等级都不高,被影月成员轻松解决。

At dusk, the group of people arrived at a small town on the border of Huaiqu. They met 10+ zombies as soon as they entered the town. Their levels weren’t high and were easily resolved by Shadowmoon members.

    不过他们已经进入将级丧尸的领地,随时都有可能遇到袭击,必须格外小心。

But they had already entered the territory of a general level zombie. They might encounter a surprise attack anytime, so they had to be extra careful.

    百木派出三名身手敏捷、善于隐藏的异能者,去怀曲中心探查情况。其余人暂时留在小镇,做好战斗准备。

Bai Mu sent three agile ability users who were good at concealing themselves into the centre of Huaiqu to investigate the situation. The rest of them remained in the town temporarily and made preparation for battle.

    晚上,三名负责侦查的异能者一个都没有回来,佣兵团原本还算轻松的气氛变得凝重起来。

At night, none of the three ability users in charge of investigating returned. The originally fairly relaxed atmosphere of the mercenary group became solemn

    众人挤在一座小楼中,看着外面那些来回走动的丧尸,脸色都不太好。

Everyone squeezed in a small building and looked at the zombies walking around outside with an ugly expression.

    “数量比我们预计的更多。”宋斌放下窗帘,低声说道。

“The number is more than what we have estimated.” Song Bin lowered the curtain and said in a low voice.

    “侦查人员生死不明,我们也无法准确判断怀曲中心的情况。”百木抬头看向坐在沙发上的左弦,“左弦,这次恐怕要麻烦你亲自走一趟了。”

“The life and death of the members that went to investigate is unknown and we’re also unable to accurately judge the situation in Huaiqu.” Bai Mu looked towards Zuo Xian who was sitting on the sofa and said, “Zuo Xian, we might have to trouble you to make a trip personally this time.”

    左弦点点头,说道:“我需要一个帮手。”

Zuo Xian nodded his head and said, “I need a helper.”

    “没问题。”百木笑了笑,“我们中的人随便你挑。”

“No problem.” Bai Mu smiled and said, “You can choose anyone amongst us.”

    “那就他吧。”左弦朝角落一指。

“I will choose him then.” Zuo Xian pointed towards the corner.

    众人顺着他的手势望去,见到一名相貌俊逸的青年,正是尚可。

The people looked towards the direction his finger was pointing and saw a handsome young man. It was Shang Ke.

    尚可:真是躺着也中枪,就不能让他做一个安静的美男子吗?

Shang Ke: I got aimed even though I didn’t do anything. Can’t you let me be a quiet beautiful man?

    “你是叫‘尚可’吧?”百木温和道,“这次侦查任务就交给你和左弦了。”

“You’re called ‘Shang Ke’ right?” Bai Mu said gently, “We will be leaving it to you and Zuo Xian to handle this investigation mission.”

    尚可还没有说话,霍轩突然出声道:“加我一个。”

Shang Ke has yet to speak when Huo Xuan suddenly said, “Add me too.”

    “你?”百木显然不知道霍轩的伪装身份,迟疑道,“此次任务很危险,没有把握的话不要逞强。”

“You?” Bai Mu obviously didn’t know Huo Xuan’s disguised identity. He said hesitantly, “The mission this time is very dangerous. Don’t force it if you’re not confident.”

    这个叫“杨锐”的男人虽然是七级异能者,但从未见过他出手,众人对他的实力并不太了解。尚可则不同,被霍轩和左弦另眼相看的人物,想来实力不俗。

This man called “Yang Rui” is a level seven ability user, but Bai Mu had never seen him make his move before. Everyone didn’t know much about his strength. Shang Ke was different. He should be pretty strong since he is looked at differently by Huo Xuan and Zuo Xian.

    “我知道。”霍轩语气平淡,眼中却带着几分不容置疑的傲然。

“I know.” Huo Xuan’s tone was dull, but there was a bit of indisputable arrogance in his eyes.

    百木看向左弦,征询道,“左弦,你觉得怎么样?”

Bai Mu looked at Zuo Xian and sought his opinion, “What do you think, Zuo Xian?” 

    左弦看也没看霍轩一眼,冷淡道:“随便。”

Zuo Xian didn’t even give Huo Xuan a glance. He said coldly, “As he wishes.”

    他站起身,留下一句:“跟上”,便消失在房间中。

He stood up and left behind a “keep up”, then disappeared from the room.

    最后两个字显然是对尚可和霍轩说的。看他的样子,似乎也不知道霍轩的身份?

The last two words are obviously meant for Shang Ke and Huo Xuan. Judging by this, it seems like he doesn’t know Huo Xuan’s identity too?

    尚可一边跟着霍轩往外走,一边偷偷打量他。

Shang Ke walked outside with Huo Xuan while secretly looking at him.

    “你又偷看我。”霍轩突然开口。

“You’re peeping at me again.” Huo Xuan suddenly said.

    尚可:“……”

Shang Ke: “…”

    “待会紧跟在我身边。”霍轩身形一闪,消失在夜色中。

“Follow closely beside me later.” Huo Xuan’s figure flashed and he disappeared into the night.

    尚可站在小楼门口,吹着寒冷的夜风,只想对那两位大高手说:你们以为全世界的人都会瞬移吗……

Shang Ke stood at the doorway of the small building and the cold night breeze blew at him. He just wants to say to those two experts: Do you guys think that everyone in the world can teleport… 

    正在这时,尚可忽然感觉腰身一紧,随即被拥入一个熟悉的怀抱,眼前的景物快速变换,不过眨眼间便到了数里之外。

At this moment, Shang Ke suddenly felt something tighten around his waist and he was hugged into a familiar embrace. The scenery before him changed quickly and he appeared miles away in a blink of an eye.

    嘿嘿,他的丧尸王回来了。尚可紧紧抱住男人的脖子,将脸贴在他的胸口,全身舒展,如同一只温驯的猫,任由男人带他奔跑带他飞。

Hehe, his zombie king is back. Shang Ke hugged the man’s neck tightly and put his face onto the man’s chest. His body felt comfortable like a tame cat and he let the man take him running and flying.

    十几分钟后,两人停在了一座大厦的楼顶。

10+ minutes later, the two of them stop on the roof of a building.

    “到了?”尚可环视一周,只看到一片层次不齐的破旧楼层。

“We’re here?” Shang Ke looked around and only saw an uneven dilapidated storey. 

    身后的男人没有说话,强劲的手臂依然圈在尚可腰上。

The man behind him didn’t speak but his strong arm was still circled around Shang Ke’s waist.

    尚可回头望去,本以为身后的人是帝馗,结果看到的却是霍轩!

Shang Ke turned around to look. He had thought that the person behind him was Di Kui, but it turned out to be Huo Xuan instead!

    “霍轩,怎么是你?”尚可猛地后退一步,不敢相信自己居然认错了?在距离这么近的情况下,居然还是认错了!

“Huo Xuan, why is it you?” Shang Ke quickly took a step back. He couldn’t believe that he actually recognized the wrong person? He actually recognized the wrong person when they were so near to each other!

    虽然两人身材相似,体温偏冷,而且都带着他熟悉的气息,但一个是丧尸,一个是人类,他无论如何都不可能认错啊!

The two of them had similar figures, their body temperature leaned towards the cold side and they both had the familiar breath. However, one was a zombie and the other was a human. It’s impossible for him to recognize the wrong person no matter what!

    “怎么了?”霍轩静静地凝视着尚可,眼神如同子夜一般深沉。

“What’s wrong?” Huo Xuan stared at Shang Ke quietly, his eyes as dark as midnight.

    “没,没什么。”尚可移开视线,努力平复自己的呼吸。

“No, nothing.” Shang Ke looked away and tried his best to calm his breath.

    “你果然认出我了。”霍轩的声音中带着愉悦。

“As expected, you recognized me.” Huo Xuan’s voice was filled with joy.

    即便是与他朝夕相处的左弦都没有看穿他的伪装,眼前这个人却在第一眼就认出了他。

Even Zuo Xian who was with him all day long didn’t see through his disguise. Yet, the person before him recognized him in one glance.

    尚可憋闷:“不,我认错了。”

Shang Ke felt depressed, “No, I recognized the wrong person.”

    帝馗和霍轩,到底谁才是他男人?他快疯掉了!赶紧给他一个痛快吧!

Di Kui and Huo Xuan, just who was his man? He’s going crazy! Quickly give him a swift end!


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12 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 216: Death Cycle (XIV)

  1. GhostBear says:

    All of them (harem route? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°))

    • Adora-- Mah Man! says:

      Now I would like to see that route too ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  2. fanofnovels says:

    \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Will says:

    i mean… if you can’t tell…

    • Zer will probably regret writing this comment a few hours later says:

      No, bad comment section. No harem! Unless..

      • Jostena says:

        I’m pretty sure they’re either both him or the system did something to mess with him and the zombie is his lover. I believe the former more rather than the latter.

  4. Killgore says:

    Is the soul split? That’s what I think… Jiayou Shang Ke

    • Megumi Inoue says:

      That’s my theory as well XD

  5. Bananamood says:

    Hohoho, our MC can experience trisome xD.
    Naah, no. I forgot that both men are homocidal.

  6. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

  7. Colourlessspirit says:

    Shang Ke said:
    I like him (→_→)
    Like him too (←_←)
    He my man ⊂(´• ω •`⊂)
    He my boo (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ
    He my type (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)
    He’s so cute (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄)
    I want him (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡
    And want him too ♡( ◡‿◡ )

  8. Annonymous says:

    Why not just take the two of them then? Though hio xuan can compromise i bet he would hurt even if he became the ‘conspiracy’. I mean, the zombie have eaten you, then let huo do the same just to be fair? As i thought so too. That this two are the same ‘soul’

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