Dangerous Survival in the Apocalypse - Chapter 64
Luo Wei fell to the ground for about 0.5 seconds, then woke up completely from the roar of the zombies and the slight tingling of his lower back. He just fell on a zombie. He turned away from the zombie’s teeth, kicked two zombies, and stood up. His right hand took a gun and shot three times, and his left hand pulled out a knife and stabbed hard into the zombie’s temple on the ground.
Looking back at the three men who fell with him, he asked, “How are you guys?!”
The three soldiers did not respond slowly. They quickly got up in a defensive posture, and while fighting with the zombies, they replied, “We’re okay! What about you captain?!”
“Not yet dead!” Luo Wei fired a few more shots, and then there was a loud sound of bullets firing. F*ck! He put the gun back into the holster, replaced it with a knife in his right hand, and lifted his foot to kick a zombie’s chest. The breastbone immediately sags like dough and the broken ribs pierced the fabric. The internal organs squeezed out of the crack and slid outward, but the zombie was not affected at all.
Luo Wei raised his foot again, this time he kicked the skull. The zombie finally fell after the kick, but more zombies came around. “Retreat! Retreat to the wall!”
The four of them retreated to the wall and the pressure was slightly reduced, but the sensitivity of the zombies to flesh and blood was amazing. Without the firearms suppressing them on the tower, they rushed towards the food like crazy.
Luo Wei struggled to resist the zombies and took a look at the top of his head: the fence is too high and he cannot go up without borrowing another person. He can be used for soldiers to climb up on, but there are too many zombies. Four people forming a half circle could barely hold them back, once any one is missing, the remaining three people may be torn to pieces by the zombies in an instant.
One of the three soldiers was the youngest, his voice was trembling loudly with a crying voice. “Captain, are we going to be eaten by zombies…” He was not afraid of death, but he did not want to be eaten by the zombies alive.
“Nonsense!” Luo Wei scolded. Out of the corner of his eyes, he saw one of the soldiers putting his hand in one of his pockets, and his heart sank: after the apocalypse began, all soldiers put a bullet in their pocket. The “glory bullet” was used to reduce pain and self-use in desperation.
His eyes were a bit red, “You fuck*rs! Don’t do anything stupid in front of Lao Zi!”
He just shouted the words when a person jumped off from the fence. The posture was as light and silent as a cheetah, and the longsword was sheathed. A snowy blue sword light passed across. The zombies grunted and their heads rolled to the ground. The area around them was cleared.
“Mr. Shen!” The soldier who was about to take out the glory bullet shouted in surprise.
Shen Shian glanced back, “Are you all right?”
Luo Wei cleared his throat twice, and his sinking heart floated up again. “We’re fine. Brother Shen be careful!”
Shen Shian flipped his long sword sideways and swept across, cutting off a group of zombies. He took two steps back to the position of the four people, “You go up first!”
With someone facing the zombie tide in front, climbing the fence was much simpler. Luo Wei and a soldier helped the other two first, and for the third person, the person on the fence had already found a rope to hang down. Luo Wei yelled, “Brother Shen, come!”
“You go first, I will come afterwards.” Shen Shian’s eyes were cold. The sword was moving quickly and producing light afterimages, almost as if it was dancing, but no zombies could enter one meter around him.
When Luo Wei saw this, he didn’t hesitate and immediately grabbed the rope and climbed up like an alert ape. After confirming Shen Shian’s safety, he stood up on the fence and fell to the walkway.
Luo Wei had just stood firm in the towers’ walkway, and Tao Yuan immediately released the rope and rushed over. “Are you okay, Captain?! Captain, are you injured?! Let me check!”
Luo Wei grabbed his hand, watched his faint red eyes tremble, and then rubbed him on his head with a smile, “It’s okay, don’t worry, I’m fine… What is this?!” His eyes widened as he saw the earth wall that was more than ten meters high and more than one hundred meters long. It was not far different from The Great Wall.
“Abilities.” Shen Shian jumped up and stood beside him, also looking up at the wall of earth, his eyes darkened, “There is an earth ability user in the base.”
This wall was just right. It just happened to block all the garrisons and the survivors who came to support in such a small place from the edge of the square to the base gate. The crowd was in shock when they saw the gigantic wall, and there was panic in their hearts: What happened? What’s the situation? Why did a wall rise? Who did this? What does the other party want to do?
The mastermind apparently didn’t let everyone wait for a long time, and a figure quickly appeared on the top of the earth wall: it was the survivors who had been lurking in the bedroom building after the alarm sounded.
Luo Wei stared at the doctor standing in the center of the crowd, his face was blue with anger held in, and his eyes almost burst into flames. “Zhou Jianghai, what does all this mean?!”
Zhou Jianghai was the same as when Shen Shian saw him for the first time. His hair was gray, he wore a pair of black-framed glasses, his beard was neatly groomed, and his shirt was meticulously buttoned. It was just that the look behind the glasses was different. Through the cold reflection of the lenses, they could clearly see the indifference and arrogance in his eyes like being superior and overlooking the inferior people.
Standing beside him was also an acquaintance. It was Ma Zhongyi, the dark-skinned skinny man who entered the base with Shen Shian and others. At this time, his face was pale as if he was strained, and he quickly turned something into ash in his palm. Shen Shian was familiar with it: Zombies’ crystal nuclei.
It seemed that he was the one who raised the wall.
Facing Luo Wei’s questioning, Zhou Jianghai did not appear guilty or nervous, and even maintained a gentle tone as a history teacher. “There’s nothing wrong. There are too many zombies outside, we just provided you with an extra layer of safety.”
Luo Wei wanted to say more, but Zhou Jianghai interrupted him lightly. “Why is Captain Luo more concerned about this? It is better to concentrate on meeting the enemy in front to prevent the zombies from breaking through the door.”
It seemed that in order to respond to his words, a dull impact sound suddenly came from outside the gate. The previous vibration not only threw people up and down, but also affected the wall to a certain extent. There were cracks in several places, and the damage to the connection between the door and the wall was particularly obvious. The hinge was loose and the door frame was skewed. Under the impact of the zombies, the concrete ash fell, and the door seemed like it could fall at any time.
Once the gate was knocked open, the crowd isolated in the small area between the earth wall and the gate would be completely exposed to the zombies. Unable to escape, they must face the brutal attack of tens of thousands of zombies.
Luo Wei’s face was ashen and it was difficult to describe. He stared at Zhou Jianghai for a moment with bloodshot eyes, and suddenly turned around and issued the order. “Full attention! Keep the previous formation and increase the defensive strength, don’t let the zombies continue to hit the door!”
The soldiers were indignant, “Captain! Why do they hide behind the earth wall? Shouldn’t they help us too?!”
“Since there is an evolver who can manipulate the soil to raise the earth wall, why not build the earth wall outside to block the zombies, what is going on behind us?!”
“Why don’t we simply use a grenade to blow up the wall? Everyone will die together!”
Luo Wei spit out blood on the ground. His eyes were like those of a tiger’s and it was frightening. “I didn’t expect them to help, continue like they don’t exist. If the zombie rushes in, it’s us who is unlucky, so it’s not killing zombies for others, but for ourselves, only for ourselves from now on. Everyone listen, Lao Zi’s soldiers are not trained to die with a bunch of garbage. No one is allowed to die here today!”
After a brief silence, the response was neat and deafening. “Understood!!”
The battle was put up again. Some of the soldiers and survivors under the tower did their best to support the gate. The other part clenched their teeth and used the weapons in their hands to prevent the zombies from forming the next wave of impact.
Struggling desperately on the fence, and watching with cold eyes on the earth wall. At this moment, the whole base seemed to form two completely different worlds.
Ma Zhongyi absorbed more than 30 crystal nuclei one after another, and his face looked much better. Looking down at the battle below, he asked Zhou Jianghai, “Doctor, when will we start?”
“Don’t worry, wait for them to run out of ammunition and kill a few more zombies for us. Then you don’t have to do anything, just concentrate on this wall. Someone had already gone to the administrative building to find weapons. Solving them will not be a problem.” After Zhou Jianghai finished speaking, he confirmed with him again, “If they fight with bombs, are you sure you can maintain this wall?”
Ma Zhongyi glanced at the two barrels of crystal nuclei beside him and nodded hard. “You can rest assured that as long as there are crystal nuclei, I will make up as much as they blow up to ensure that the earth wall will not be damaged at all!”
Zhou Jianghai was very satisfied with this answer. He raised his hand and patted him on his shoulder, then turned his gaze to a certain point on the tower.
Shen Shian jumped down to clean up a group of zombies that had rushed through the bullet rain and gathered at the door. After mitigating the offensive, he jumped up again, far away from the gaze on the soil wall. The plan to use horns and spiritual water to attract the zombies away was definitely not going to work. According to the current situation, it was estimated that the door would be knocked open by the zombies while waiting for him to bury the bomb.
There was very little ammunition left and the door was in danger. To stay here was to wait for death, and it was impossible to escape with the people over the wall——first of all, the location of the earth wall was very clever, the isolated part of the surrounding wall was full of zombies, they just could not see them clearly yet.
The success rate of blasting the earth wall from other directions was very small. Zhou Jianghai knew that there were explosives in the garrison. Since he chose to raise the earth wall, there must be a way to counter it. It was likely that the crystal nuclei was stored in advance to provide energy supplements for the earth ability user, not to mention there were more than one hundred and fifty ability users waiting for opportunities.
The back road was blocked, and the front road was difficult. Even if they could break out of the wall surrounded by zombies, the zombies would not watch the food slip away. The huge target of nearly 500 people could definitely attract them to pursue them all the way. Among the tens of thousands of corpses outside the fence, mutated zombies account for about a quarter. Their speed was close to that of ordinary people, but they would not be tired, hungry, or give up. It’s just a matter of time for the survivors who chose to run on foot to be caught by the zombies.
The best way to escape was to drive, but all five military trucks were isolated on the other side of the earth wall.
It seemed that Zhou Jianghai did design a dead end for them.
Unfortunately, he didn’t count Shen Shian.
Shen Shian walked to Luo Wei’s side, “Now, do you still insist on staying here and protect those survivors?”
With intense anxiety and anger burning in his chest, Luo Wei raised his gun and shot wildly at the zombies with red eyes. It took a few seconds for him to react to what Shen Shian said. “…You, you can take us away?”
“It depends on whether you want to go.”
“Want!” Luo Wei’s hand holding the gun was trembling, and there were countless regrets and remorse in his eyes. “If it was not for me obeying the order I received half a month ago, my brothers might be able to return to their family or be reunited with their loved ones. Brother Shen, if you really have a way, I beg you to take them away!”
“I need a little time, can you hold on for a while?” After confirming the answer, Shen Shian asked again, “Are there any guns or explosives in the administrative building? Can those people behind the earth wall get it?”
Luo Wei shook his head with absolute certainty. “They can’t get it. We pulled a safe from the bank when we collected materials in the city. Bombs can’t explode it, and all the remaining weapons and ammunition were put inside. Only Tao Yuan and I know the password.”
This was easy to handle, at least he didn’t need to worry about the group of people shooting from behind with a gun.
Shen Shian no longer delayed. He immediately jumped down the walkway to find Chen Nan and Liu Fangzhou, so that they did not have to worry about persevering for a while, and at the same time told them to be alert to the crowd behind the earth wall.
This time, Shen Xun insisted on acting with him. Shen Shian thought about it and didn’t refuse. He took him out of the fence together and put him into the space. It was not difficult for Shen Shian to break out of the zombies alone. He made a half-turn around the base wall and then flipped in from the dormitory building. He held his breath and headed towards the administrative building at full speed-——Five trucks were parked in the open space beside the administrative building.
At this time, the more than 3,000 people were mostly gathered on the earth wall, so he came all the way through without obstruction and encountering any survivors. However, when he was more than fifty meters away from the truck, Shen Shian stopped suddenly. A person walked far from the direction of the earth wall, and was finally completely exposed to the lights of the administrative building.
Zhou Jianghai smiled at him, “It really is you.”
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