Chapter 20: The Stars Appear In the Palm of the Hand (2)
Suddenly, there was a loud shout. Kang Dafeng made his move. He slaughtered the nearby zombies and began cursing.
Lu Yin glanced at him but didn’t pay it any mind.
“As expected of the Captain; those zombies were scared away!” Xu San praised Kang Dafeng.
“Have Kang Dafeng come back and continue moving forward. There are too many zombies to kill.” Lu Yin’s tone gradually became colder.
Xu San nodded. He was about to get out of the vehicle, but then, he turned around helplessly. “Boss, Captain Kang chased the zombies into the abandoned building.”
Lu Yin raised his head and looked over. After a while, he got off the armored vehicle with a grave expression.
“Boss, what’s wrong?” Xu San asked.
Lu Yin narrowed his eyes. “There’s no sound.”
Xu San thought for a moment. “That’s right! There’s no sound of fighting coming from that building.”
“Brother Lu, where did that Kang Dafeng go?” Luo Yun walked over and asked.
“You guys stay here,” Lu Yin said in a low voice. “I’m going out to take a look.”
Lu Yin pulled out his iron rod and walked towards the abandoned building.
Yatta’s dagger was still in Jinling. Lu Yin didn’t expect the Battalion to return it back to him. Moreover, he also rejected Zhou Shan’s saber and continued to use his iron rod.
Flames burned outside the abandoned building. Even in the sunlight, the surrounding environment looked and felt eerie.
Lu Yin slowly walked into the building. What he saw was Kang Dafeng’s saber, but he himself was nowhere to be seen.
Lu Yin walked step by step into the building. He retrieved the personal terminal from the spatial ring, tapped it a few times, and calculated his fighting strength. An arrow pointed towards the back right, and a set of numbers appeared –– 900.
Lu Yin’s body was suddenly pushed to the side. A white thread pierced through the air and fiercely smashed against the wall. It created a huge crack.
He looked over and saw a giant mutated spider. Its six pairs of scarlet eyes were frightening. There was also a blood-stained cloth at the corner of its mouth. It had come from the Punishment Battalion.
Lu Yin sighed. Kang Dafeng had died and was eaten by this mutated spider. He had come too late.
The mutated spider had 900 points in combat strength, which was equivalent to the peak of an Earth Realm Expert. Kang Dafeng had just stepped foot into the Earth Realm. He was naturally not a match for the mutated spider.
The mutated spider tried to jump up in an attempt to avoid the attack, but in the next instant, Lu Yin’s body disappeared and reappeared behind the spider. The iron rod hacked down and directly cut off the mutated spider’s body, leaving Kang Dafeng, who was still in the process of digesting, in its stomach.
The scene was disgusting. Lu Yin frowned, then turned around and left.
After returning back to the vehicle, Lu Yin ordered Xu San to declare that no was allowed to leave the armored vehicle without permission. Anyone who violated his declaration would be expelled from the Battalion.
“Kang Dafeng is really dead?” Luo Yun was shocked.
“You can go inside the building and take a look. Since the mutated spider hadn’t digested his body yet, you’ll be able to recognize him.”
Luo Yun’s face turned pale. To think the dignified Captain died in such a pitiful manner. Were it not for Lu Yin, Kang Dafeng would have been long digested. This was the cruel end of the world; a dog eat dog world. If you couldn’t protect yourself, you would die sooner or later.
Xu San’s face was pale as well. He immediately got inside the armored vehicle and decided that he would rather die than take even half a step away from Lu Yin.
Luo Yun also boarded Lu Yin’s armored vehicle and did not plan to leave.
Lu Yin was speechless. “As long as people don’t leave to venture alone, everything will be fine.”
Luo Yun rolled his eyes at Lu Yin. “Who knows if there are other mutated beasts in the world. It’s better to stay safe here.”
Lu Yin no longer paid any attention to Luo Yun and ordered the convoy to continue moving forward.
“Boss, do you want to report to Jinling? After all, a Captain’s death isn’t a small matter,” Xu San asked.
“There’s no need to rush,” Lu Yin said faintly. “We’ll wait until we reach the front line. Who knows, we might not even make it to the front lines alive.”
Hearing this, Xu San’s face immediately paled.
Luo Yun licked her lips, and subconsciously approached Lu Yin.
“It shouldn’t be that tragic. We should be able to reach the front lines safely,” Xu San comforted himself.
Lu Yin looked out of the window as the carriage slowly advanced.
“But having said that, Captain Kang was too unlucky… He actually managed to chase those zombies down that building. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have died.” Xu San muttered to himself. He felt that only by speaking more would he feel safe.
Xu San was careless. Hearing his words, Lu Yin suddenly looked up. “What did you say? Repeat it again.”
“I said Captain Kang was too unlucky,” Xu San said in a daze. “He actually managed to chase the zombies down that building. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have died.”
Lu Yin’s eyes flickered.
Chase… Zombie… Building… That’s not right. Zombies don’t have any consciousness, but they do have the instinct to avoid danger. The mutated spider was obviously a dangerous existence for them. During the last six months, Lu Yin had experienced many dangers and was very familiar with the zombies’ strength and weakness.