Water Recovery System (Arc 3 - End) - Arc 3 Chapter 7
The next day, as soon as the sky was bright, Luo Shaoxuan woke Shen Jiayan to start the journey.
After a brief farewell, the cars drove out of the base one by one.
Shortly after the cars left the base, the gates of the base were wide open, and countless zombies rushed in, lured by the flesh and blood. The elderly shakily closed the gates. As soon as the torch was thrown, a fierce fire broke out and the sky of the base was burning red.
Everyone silently looked in the direction of the base with tears shimmering in their eyes.
And on the way to the north, the dangers were even harder to predict.
Since the apocalypse occured, there weren’t only zombies, there were also the more terrifying zombified animals and mutated plants.
When they passed through a forest, they encountered some kind of plant similar to the pitcher plant from before the apocalypse. This kind of plant would emit a special fragrance, which made people go mad. Unable to control their bodies, they would want to get close to it. And once they get close to the area, they would be digested until only a skeleton is left.
This kind of plant not only devoured humans, even zombies would not be let off. But it only needed the crystal nuclei found in zombie brains, the rest was not needed.
At that moment of crisis, if it wasn’t because Yang Yuxing had awakened the subconscious ability of the mind, and woke Luo Shaoxuan in time for him to Confine everyone, everyone would probably have walked into that pitcher plant’s mouth.
There was also a type of large crimson flower that had a strong fragrance, with a blue fruit in the center of the flower. That fruit looked juicy and delicious, but it was highly toxic.
Luo Qi had picked one of them. Fortunately, Lu Yuan’s healing ability had reached the second level by that time. In the end, Lu Yuan completely exhausted the power in her body and managed to save him.
Even if it was a harmless plant, it would develop its own odor to attract powerful parasites. If there were people who thought about attacking it, those parasites were not pushovers.
It wasn’t only the plants, but the docile animals before the apocalypse had also become manic.
They encountered a group of red-eyed rabbits, and all of them were mutated. Instead of eating fruits and vegetables, they caught people and bit them. One bite would result in two bloody holes, and blood would flow incessantly.
The only good news was that if one were bitten by these things, the infection rate was not high, probably only one-tenth. The probability of it happening was 50 to 60 percent lower than encountering a zombie.
They also came across a Tibetan Mastiff that was about three to four meters in height. It was exceptionally ferocious and had no sense of pain at all. As long as it wasn’t killed, it would continue to rush forward without fear. Moreover, it would become excited as soon as it smelt blood, and would even bite itself in its manic state.
That Tibetan Mastiff was finally disposed of by Lu Yingfan. His sword technique dazzled everyone. By the time they regained their senses, the head of the Tibetan Mastiff had already “gu-lu” rolled onto the ground like a ball.
Before Lu Yingfan showed his skill, no one thought he would be this good.
But everyone also discovered that Lu Yingfan would only take action when Mu Che was in danger. For the rest of the time, he only hugged his sword with a look of even if the sky were to fall, it would have nothing to do with him.
At the same time, everyone also realised that Mu Che liked sticking to Lu Yingfan more and more, learning swordsmanship from him. And the face of their captain was getting darker every day.
Such as now.
“Yingfan, that move you talked about, is it executed like this?” Shen Jiayan waved the branch in his hand like how Lu Yingfan had taught him. His right hand thrust forward, his body followed to lean forward slightly. He turned his head and looked at Lu Yingfan expectantly.
Lu Yingfan held Shen Jiayan’s waist and guided it, then held his wrist, correcting bit by bit: “Your waist should move forward further, the position of your hand is wrong, it should be like this.”
“Oh.” Shen Jiayan adjusted his posture again, “Then is this right?”
Lu Yingfan looked carefully for a while, then nodded at the nervous Shen Jiayan, “En, that’s right. Your comprehension is very high.”
Sure enough, Shen Jiayan’s eyes curved as he smiled just because of his praise.
On the other side, Luo Shaoxuan, who was in the middle of a meeting, saw this scene. The pressure of the air surrounding him was frighteningly oppressive and his expression sank.
Luo Qi held Yang Yuxing’s arm and said while shivering, “Damn it, I’m obviously the one with the ice-type ability. Why is the boss’s surroundings colder than me? Almost… Almost freezing me to death.”
Yang Yuxing suddenly thought of something and became excited, “It turns out that not only can the field confine and defend, but it can also affect everything inside the field. In other words, inside this field, the field controller is the “God” of this field.”
Yang Yuxing drew a circle on the ground, “Captain, you try to build a house on this land.”
Luo Shaoxuan calmed his heart down and repeatedly imagined in his mind what their house would look like if he and Mu Che could have their own home in the future. Gradually, an exquisite, smaller version of a villa appeared on the ground.
Lu Yuan couldn’t understand, “What does this mean?”
“Don’t you understand?” Yang Yuxing’s eyes were bright with fanaticism. “If the captain’s field ability can reach a certain level in the future, then inside the area he covers, to overturn the mountains, collapse the sea and shift stones into a mountain, it’s all possible. In other words, in his field, he can do whatever he wants. ”
“Damn, it’s so powerful!” Luo Qi sighed ruefully, then said, “But I still can’t think of the use of this ah!”
As soon as Luo Qi’s voice fell, he saw a big lump of wet mud suddenly floating in the air for no reason. It floated to the top of Lu Yingfan’s head and then suddenly plummeted vertically.
Lu Yingfan’s reaction could also be considered “quick”. He drew his Yinhen Sword, and that lump of mud was cut into many pieces.
It was just that the mud was wet and sticky. After it was cut, it fell all over Lu Yingfan’s head and face, he cut a sorry figure. The person who originally stood like a jade tree in the wind now looked like a clay figurine.
Lu Yingfan wiped his face and looked at Luo Shaoxuan whose expression was filled with killing intent.
Luo Shaoxuan apologized expressionlessly, “Sorry, I’m practicing my ability, I’m not very skilled yet.” It sounded completely lacking in sincerity.
Luo Qi couldn’t help but cover his face and said to Yang Yuxing, “OK, you don’t need to explain. Now I know what’s the use.” It’s still very useful to fight against love rivals.
Yang Yuxing, “……”
But to survive in such a dangerous environment, everyone’s abilities on the team had changed by leaps and bounds.
Luo Qi’s ice ability had finally reached the third level. It was now possible to use the water within the zombie’s body to freeze the zombie completely. Even when there was no road, he could build an ice bridge.
Luo Shaoxuan’s ability was also in the late stage of the third level, and could completely control his own field. Within the coverage of his field, he could carve out a big pit, push the zombies down one by one, and then completely bury all of them alive with soil.
Lu Yuan’s healing ability has also reached the third level. And unlike others, her healing ability had mutated, not only could it heal injuries, but she could also heal the scratches and bite marks of low-level zombies.
Chi Xi’s Atavism has reached the fourth level. His whole body was covered with hard skin, so the zombies simply couldn’t bite through his skin at all. And he also mastered the way of slithering like a snake. When he moved forward in an S-shape, no one could catch up with his speed.
The advantage of Atavism was that the ability could be upgraded quickly and the ability was strong. So much so that as long as Chi Xi wanted to, he could completely advance several levels by crazily absorbing the crystal nucleus.
However, Yang Yuxing pointed out one of the biggest drawbacks that Atavism might have.
Generally speaking, future evolution was unlimited, but Atavism was limited. The result of Atavism’s peak usually may indicate the end of life.
Yang Yuxing once transplanted Chi Xi’s gene fragment into a white mouse’s body and experimented by continuously feeding it crystal nuclei. The result was the little white mouse suddenly died after growing to more than one meter with amphibian features.
Although the sudden death of the little white mouse did not mean that the final result of Chi Xi’s Atavism would be the same, Yang Yuxing still suggested to slow down Chi Xi’s Atavism speed.
Perhaps he could come up with a solution when his Brain Domain was upgraded by another one or two levels.
And Yang Yuxing’s subconscious mind could not only affect humans but also zombies. In other words, Yang Yuxing could control zombies to act for them by controlling the crystal nuclei in the zombies’ brains.
It’s just that every time he used this ability, the damage to his brain was huge.
Once, when he was confronted with a third-level zombie, Yang Yuxing used this method to enter the zombie’s subconscious and fought until they were both exhausted. After waking up, Yang Yuxing began to lose his memory.
“Who am I?” Yang Yuxing looked at Luo Qi in front of him defensively and asked.
Luo Qi rubbed his eyes, “Yang Yuxing ah.”
“Then who are you?” Yang Yuxing frowned and continued to ask.
Luo Qi rolled his eyes and said with a smirk, “Son, I am your father ah! Good boy, call me dad.”
“Called what?” Yang Yuxing asked curiously.
“Dad.” Luo Qi replied without thinking.
Then, Yang Yuxing simply responded with an “ah” and touched Luo Qi’s head, “Good boy.”
Luo Qi’s face was frustrated. Damn, he lost his memory. Why is it that he still can’t be cheated?
But not everyone was as heartless or careless as Luo Qi. And Yang Yuxing’s amnesia still brought about a series of difficult problems.
The first was how to suppress Chi Xi’s Atavism ability.
 “骨碌” “gu lu” means to roll rapidly. But it sounds like an SFX to me.
 There’s an idiom here, 七零八落 basically means “Everything broken and in disorder”.
 玉树临风 means a jade tree in the wind（describe a young man’s talents as well as his physical appearance)
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