God and Devil World - Chapter 171-180
Chapter 171: Bei Mingyang
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed and he stared at Jiang Ming coldly: “If you dare lie, I’ll kill you immediately!”
Jiang Ming’s body shuddered as he started to reveal everything to Yue Zhong.
The bunch of militants were the survivors of Tianxin Province. Just 3 days ago, there was a man called Bei Mingyang who brought some people to conquer it. Bei Mingyang was also a capable person, unifying the surrounding powers and commanding over 20,000 people as well as 3,000 soldiers under him. Amongst the 3,000 soldiers, there was a company of Border Guards, their overall combat prowess was strong.
After he conquered Tianxin Province, a few survivors told Bei Mingyang about the situation and information regarding the nearby military camps. This was when the militants were dispatched over here to reclaim it. There were indeed a few government officials amongst those people that Bei Mingyang had under him, but they were just puppets.
Hearing that the current Tianxin Province wasn’t governed by their previous employer, the border guard soldiers all heaved a sigh of relief.
“20,000 survivors and 3,000 soldiers?” When Yue Zhong heard Jiang Ming’s words, he frowned and contemplated silently.
Yue Zhong suddenly asked: “Jiang Ming, if I want Bei Mingyang to come and submit to me, how confident are you of convincing him?”
Jiang Ming’s eyes went wide, as he hesitated before replying with difficulty: “Leader Yue! These kind of words, I have no confidence at all.”
Yue Zhong continued: “What kind of armored division does Bei Mingyang have?”
Jiang Ming’s heart went cold, then he thought for awhile and responded: “I’ve seen a motorcycle group! A few gun-mounted vehicles, 8 IFVs, 20 cars with machine guns, 4 Red Arrows, and 4 Howitzers. Bei Mingyang had brought some men to open up a military camp before, and these were his spoils.”
Yue Zhong frowned more, as he thought to himself before finally saying: “Fine! Go back! Tell Bei Mingyang, I would like to speak to him!”
Jiang Ming had an incredulous look: “You’re letting me go?”
Yue Zhong glanced at him and replied: “Or would you like to stay here indefinitely? I can always send someone else!”
Jiang Ming hurriedly interjected:” No!! No!! I’ll leave now! I’ll leave now!!”
After which, Jiang Ming then swiftly turned and ran towards the distance, while he threw the fate of his fellow Enhancers to the back of his mind.
When Jiang Ming ran, Zhang Zhi and the rest reorganized the camp, and they transported the equipment into the heart of Jingxi Province.
In the lush office of the conference room in Tianxin Province.
A medium-built man, with energetic eyes, and an air of elegance between his brows looked at Jiang Ming. This man dressed in military wear was the current leader of Tianxin Province, Bei Mingyang.
“Yue Zhong wants to see me?” Bei Mingyang’s eyes flashed with a mischievous light, as his index finger tapped the armrest it was on. He continued: “Jiang Ming! Do you know why he wants to see me?”
Jiang Ming hesitated a while, before hardening his skin and said: “Boss Bei, Yue Zhong wants you to surrender to him!!”
Jiang Ming’s words instantly caused an uproar within the conference room.
One of the men within the room who looked tanned and short yet extremely muscular cursed out loud: “Damn it!! That Yue Zhong must have have knocked his head? He wants us to surrender to him? He should surrender to us that dumb shit!!”
“Boss Bei!! Send the troops to eliminate him!! Take his Jingxi Province!!”
“Boss Bei!! That Yue Zhong dared to kill our men, he sure is gutsy. Let me take some men to wipe him out!!”
In the meeting hall, almost everyone was calling for Yue Zhong’s blood. Only Jiang Ming remained silent, after facing Yue Zhong, he was extremely clear on Yue Zhong’s strength, and he felt that even if Bei Mingyang sent everyone, it would be impossible to win against a prepared Yue Zhong.
Bei Mingyang’s eyebrows arched, as his face turned gloomy: “Silence!!”
The meeting hall instantly went quiet. Bei Mingyang held authority within this Tianxin Province after all, and was the one who had conquered it with his troops.
Bei Mingyang just sat there and stared at the silent, middle-aged man with a knife-scar on his face and asked: “Shang Lun! What do you think?”
This man was the only man within the entire camp to wield power other than Bei Mingyang, and was his right-hand man. Within Tianxin Province, his words carried weight as well.
Shang Lun’s heart turned cold, as he looked around at the passionate people with the hall, as he hesitated for awhile, before saying softly: “I think there’s nothing wrong with having a discussion with Yue Zhong.”
While Shang Lun looked like a simpleton, he in fact, possessed high intelligence. Since Yue Zhong could conquer Jingxi Province, it meant that his power was not weak. He did not want to blindly call for his blood, only to be sent forth by Bei Mingyang, and in the end, expend his own force. In this post-apocalyptic world, only strength mattered, those without strength, would only suffer.
With those words, Bei Mingyang’s brows arched even further, and his eyes flashed with unhappiness, but soon, it disappeared, and no one saw it.
A heavily-tattooed man with blond hair stood out and spoke out tauntingly: “Shang Lun! You must be frightened? If you’re scared just say so!! What a useless piece of trash!”
Shang Lun responded with an equally challenging gait: “Gan Luowang! Since you’re so good, why don’t you take care of this problem!! You’re just talking after all! If you have the balls, go bring some men to wipe Yue Zhong out! If you succeed, your father I will personally kowtow to you and admit my mistakes. If you don’t dare, shut that smelly trap of yours and admit that in front of everybody now!”
Gan Luowang was the third strongest person that Bei Mingyang had groomed, and he was a powerful Agility-based Evolver, having reached a level of 37. Other than that, he had over 300 subordinates, and they were all thugs who dared to risk their lives.
Gan Luowang looked back with contempt and challenged: “Shang Lun! If your father I brought people to take down Yue Zhong, you’d kneel in front of your father I, is that right?”
Shang Lun responded with a cold stare: “That’s right! If you don’t dare to take your troops out to wipe Yue Zhong out! Then you have to admit to everyone present here you’re a coward!!”
Gan Luowang immediately rose up to the challenge and jumped to his feet, shouting: “Good!! Your father I, will take my troops to go take Yue Zhong down now! Shang Lun, just wait to kneel in front of your father, I!!!”
Shang Lun laughed coldly: “Let’s wait till you actually accomplished it!!”
“Just you wait!!” Gan Luowang threw a look at Shang Lun and immediately rushed out without waiting for Bei Mingyang to say a single word. He was afraid that Bei Mingyang would stop him, so he swiftly left, and disappeared from the meeting hall.
Bei Mingyang watched the scene with furrowed brows. Gan Luowang was a naturally awakened Evolver, and possessed immense combat ability. He was a genius, but he was too hasty and liked to do things his way, and this led Bei Mingyang to be frustrated at times.
Bei Mingyang then glanced at Shang Lun and said indifferently: “Shang Lun, Lao Hui!! Both of you go take your men to reinforce Gan Luowang!”
“Yes! Boss Bei!!” Shang Lun lightly sighed in his heart, as he replied in a low voice. He was satisfied that he had escaped being today’s scapegoat. Bei Mingyang possessed the strongest hand in Tianxin Province, and as long as Shang Lun wasn’t forced into a corner, he wasn’t willing to disobey Bei Mingyang’s orders.
“Yes! Boss Bei!!” The leader of the other smaller faction Lao Hui replied respectfully.
Gan Luowang had quickly arrived near Jingxi Province.
“So that is Jingxi Province? Nothing special about it!!” Gan Luo Wang eyed the entrance as he chuckled coldly.
Behing Gan Luowang stood 300 warriors decked in black suits and they held rifles in their hands, while they hung Tang Replica Swords by their hips. These 300 warriors were all Enhancers, and while their levels were only around 6 or 7, there were a few who had reached above Level 10. Such a troop was personally led by Gan Luowang. They had killed over 2,000 zombies, and was termed as the Death God Team.
Gan Luowang took one more look at the entrance of Jingxi Province, before turning to his Death God Team and called out: “Brothers! See that? That is Jingxi Province!! There are huge amounts of resources, women and equipment! Once we kill our way in, everything will be ours!! As long as you follow me in, within 3 days, whatever you want to do, I’ll allow it! You can play or kill what you wish!”
“Hurray for Leader!!”
“Kill our way in!! Take their resources and women!!”
“Kill! Kill! Kill!!”
Hearing Gan Luowang’s boiling speech, the eyes of those thugs from the Death God Team started to turn bloodshot, as they roarer out loudly, their morale reaching a peak.
Gan Luowang had always liked to use such tactics to raise the morale and fighting spirit of his troops. That was the reason why his troops were the most willing to fight and risk it all amongst Bei Mingyang’s faction.
“Kill!!” Gan Luowang bellowed in fury, as he pulled out his own Dark Magic Blade, and charged towards Jingxi Province. He only knew how to use a blade, and wasn’t proficient with guns.
With the leadership of Gan Luowang, the 300 warriors charged forwards with their battle cries.
The soldiers at the entrance of Jingxi Province discovered the 300 enemies and immediately raised the alarm, and the entire Jingxi Province resounded with the warning bells.
At the entrance, there were 4 firing points, and they immediately started firing. A dense reply to the attack, a rain of bullets, sprayed towards the charging soldiers of the Death God Team!
Chapter 172: Collapse
Amidst the rain of bullets, those soldiers from the so-called “Death God Team” were shot rapidly, and many fell onto the ground, bleeding from various wounds. In just a few breaths, there were tens of them lying on the ground.
Seeing their comrades falling to the ground, the remaining warriors of the Death God Team split up and dove for cover, as they raised their guns and started firing in the direction of Jingxi Province.
As the leader, Gan Luowang activated his level 2 [High Speed Movement] that was enhanced 3 times, and with the skill and his equipment, he reached a speed that was 16 times that of a normal human, exceeding even Yue Zhong! A normal person would have no means of locking onto such a terrifying existence.
A huge amount of bullets landed around Gan Luowang, but they did not manage to even scratch him.
In just 10 seconds, Gan Luowang had run in a zigzag manner and crossed the distance of 600m to charge into Jingxi Province. In that entire distance, he wasn’t hit once by a bullet at all.
Gan Luowang had rushed past a fortification, and charged into the defence point, killing 4 of the soldiers inside easily like a spectre. The firing from that point ceased immediately.
After casually slaughtering 4 soldiers, Gan Luowang then swiftly ran out from the fortification, and in just a few blinks, appearing within another firing point. He waved his Dark Magic Blade again and killed those 4 soldiers.
Gan Luowang had already destroyed 2 firing points just like that, and he made his way towards another location, preparing to swing his blade at the door of the firing point.
All of a sudden, his face froze in horror, as he dove towards the side hastily.
With a huge bang, the door exploded outwards, and countless metal shards flew out in all directions. There were a few booby traps behind that door!
Gan Luowang’s reaction was truly amazing, but as the distance to the epicentre was too close, countless metal shards had landed on his body.
The majority of the shards were blocked by the Mutant Beast hide that he wore, while 2 small shards had shredded his face and 1 in particular had resulted in a hole in his ear.
Enhancers were not invincible after all, in a battle, with all sorts of means, they could be injured as well. Even if Gan Luowang was an Agility-based Evolver, and his abilities far surpassing normal humans, it would be hard to guarantee that he would be totally unscathed. If it wasn’t for the beast hide, in that earlier explosion, Gan Luowang might have suffered greatly.
“Fuck!!! All you fuckers wanna die!!!” After receiving injuries, Gan Luowang turned even more savage, and charged into the defence point.
“High Level Enhancer? You sure are capable! However, don’t look down on us normal people!” A soldier saw Gan Luowang charging in and laughed lightly, his eyes flashed with a hint of desolate determination, as he pressed down on a button.
Gan Luowang saw the actions of the soldier and a huge sense of crisis welled up in his heart, and he turned to retreat hastily.
With a huge hong!!
A terrifying explosion shook the entire fortification structure and swallowed it up, as dust rushed to the skies. The entire structure collapsed unto itself, and was destroyed immediately.
A small captain of the Death God Team charged out from his cover, and shouted: “The leader has destroyed their morale, it’s up to us now! Charge!!’
With the encouragement of the captain, all the warriors of the Death God Team charged out from their covers, and they made for the direction of the Jingxi Province.
Gan Luowang had become the sharp knife to fight against the defence points and experts, after which the Death God Team would follow suit and destroy the remaining the soldiers. This was the way the Death God Team had always fought, and with this method, they had conquered many smaller factions. Without the frontline defences, these factions would be powerless to stop the Death God Team.
Facing the assault of the Death God Team, the remaining defence point fired wildly at the Death God Team.
A huge number of them were immediately pierced by the bullets, as they fell to the ground.
However, the lone firing from this defence point was not enough to block the charge of so many soldiers, and many of these warriors still managed to overrun them.
After destroying the remaining defence point, the Death God Team continued onwards into Jingxi Province with a savage glint in their eyes. In their past battles, as long as they breached the first line of defence, they would start to enjoy success and could indulge in their desires and go wild.
As the lead of the reinforcements, Lao Hui took a look at the entry of the Death God Team from afar as he exclaimed brightly: “Gan Luowang really did it! He managed to breached Jingxi Province!! Brothers, let’s charge forwards!!! Once we enter, the women, resources and equipment will be yours!! Kill!!”
The 200 soldiers that were led by Lao Hui heard his words, and their morale was also boosted. They took up their guns and blades, as they charged towards Jingxi Province in a frenzy. There were women, resources and equipment.
Bei Mingyang had only opened up a military camp, and obtained a battalion’s worth of equipment. These equipment were naturally given to his elite soldiers first. The rest of the faction could only gain some leftover training rifles or handguns.
Shang Lun saw Lao Hui charging towards Jingxi Province and frowned, as he kept silent and did not give the order to follow suit.
Lao Hui had only thought of the rewards, and did not think to consult Shang Lun before leading his troops towards Jingxi Province. Such rewards belonged to whoever had the strength to obtain them first, wanting them to cough the items up would be difficult.
One Enhancer who was standing beside Shang Lun called out urgently: “Boss!! Let us charge forwards too!! If not, we won’t even get a scrap afterwards!!”
“Yea!! Boss!! Let us charge forwards!!”
Shang Lun’s subordinates were all warriors as well, and were currently extremely attracted to the rewards and spoils of war. This was an entire city they were talking about, and there were bound to be countless good stuff within. If they could gain even a little of it, they could live a decent life.
Shang Lun frowned and replied in a low voice: “Let’s wait first!! Since Yue Zhong could conquer Jingxi Province, this is not the extent of his power. No one should think of making a rash move! Otherwise, I’ll be merciless!!”
Under the berating of Shang Lun, the restless soldiers stopped in their place.
Shang Lun went to a high vantage point on his own and held a binoculars, as he scoped out the happenings in Jingxi Province.
By this time, the Death God Team had breached the entrance, and without stopping, they were making their way towards the centre of the town.
Just when they managed to charge in for about 10m, from the surrounding buildings, a few defence positions were suddenly set up. Countless bullets covered the Death God Team, and the ruthless rain of metal caused the deaths of many more warriors.
The remaining Death God Team members were immediately scattered as they began to recover from their initial battlelust, while hiding behind cover, and started to return fire.
“Where’s the leader?? Where’s Leader Gan?”
“Where’s the leader??”
When the Death God Team were stopped in their tracks by the relentless defence, they started to seek for their core and leader Gan Luowang. If he was here, the enemy’s defence would have long been destroyed.
“Don’t tell me, the leader has already been done in??”
In the midst of searching for Gan Luowang to no avail, one of the Death God Team blurted out this thought, which could possibly destroy their morale.
“Impossible!! The leader would not die!!!” One of the warriors screamed back and fired in a frenzy at the surrounding buildings. If Gan Luowang had truly died, only the huge explosion earlier could have killed him.
The warrior from the Death God Team had followed Gan Luowang through countless battles, and while their weapons could not compare with Yue Zhong’s troops, their morale and team spirit was undoubtedly higher.
At this time, Lao Hui had also brought his 200 soldiers over, as they saw the numerous corpses of the Death God Team, they started to hesitate. He could feel the cruelty of this battle.
Lao Hui had followed Bei Mingyang for quite a while, and in most battles, they only saw a few dozens of deaths at most. However, in his journey here, the death count had reached over a hundred. The losses of the Death God Team were really huge.
“Where in the world is Gan Luowang?” Lao Hui pulled a Death God Team soldier over and questioned. Gan Luowang was after all a genius and Evolver, Lao Hui was naturally not a match for him. If Gan Luowang was still around, Lao Hui would then have confidence to attack Jingxi Province.
“The leader is dead!!!” Right at this time, an agonized moan came from afar. The captain of the small troop had finally discovered Gan Luowang’s flattened corpse under a huge rock, with a look of resentment and disbelief in his eyes.
“The leader is dead!!!”
“The leader is dead!!!”
The sound was like a plague that spread extremely quickly amongst the Death God Team. The originally high morale immediately collapse, and all the warriors started to retreat from their positions.
Gan Luowang was the beacon of strength among them, and was the undefeatable trump card. If he was still around, they would still possess the spirit to continue fighting. With his death, they had totally lost all will.
“What’s going on?? Gan Luowang had actually died??” When Lao Hui heard this news, his heart trembled, as he looked at the rapidly retreating Death God Team members, not knowing what to do.
Chapter 173: Forced Surrender
“Fire the cannons!!” Zhang Zhi was currently in the command centre giving an order coolly.
With the flashes from 2 122m Howitzers, 2 rockets landed amongst the dead corpses of the Death God Team.
Following the huge sound and terrifying explosion, 30 dead Death God Team soldiers as well as the soldiers under Lao Hui were immediately blasted and sustained heavy injuries, many of them with missing limbs.
At the same time, a number of mortars had landed among the soldiers and exploded consecutively, causing 7 or 8 of the soldiers to be bombed into flying meaty bits.
Amidst the terrifying explosions, the soldiers’ morale had dropped to almost zero, as the members of the Death God Team started to abandon their weapons and escape towards all directions. If Gan Luowang was still around, they could have withstood the attacks of the rockets, but since he was already dead, they had no morale or fighting spirit to put up a resistance.
After the detonation of the 2 rockets on Lao Hui’s troops, they lost all sense of order as the warriors scrambled to get out of the area of impact. Even Lao Hui himself was rushing to escape.
Lao Hui was a Level 33 Enhancer, but even he could not withstand the impact and blast damage of a 122mm Howitzer round. Furthermore, the area of impact was more than 10m in diameter. He was not an Agility-based Evolver that could make use of [Danger Perception], and based on his abilities, even if he did manage to detect the danger, he had no means of dodging the area of impact.
Just 2 rounds of artillery could cause the soldiers of Lao Hui as well as the Death God Team to lose all bearings, this was the fundamental difference between a proper military and a militia. It was the first time for Lao Hui and the rest who had been fighting against zombies all this while to be facing a human enemy with modern weaponry.
Right as the 2 troops were focused on escaping, an entire platoon wielding .03 rifles appeared from behind them and charged at them!!
“Kneel down and surrender! We won’t kill those who surrender!!”
“Kneel down and surrender! We won’t kill those who surrender!!”
The platoon of soldiers charged forwards, shouting as they fired shots.
Wu Yin, who was decked in military wear, brandished his Dark Magic Blade and slashed about when he charged into the midst of the retreating soldiers, each time his blade flashed, a soldier would be killed.
It was a scene of slaughter. The soldiers under Lao Hui and Death God Team had lost their spirits, and had no way of resisting the assault of the soldiers.
Many of the Death God Team members and Lao Hui’s troops were killed, while others were smart enough to quickly throw their weapons and hugged their heads with their hands as they quickly squatted, shivering uncontrollably, awaiting treatment from the enemy.
On the plateau at a distance, Shang Lun saw how quickly his comrades were dealt with, and his heart went cold.
He celebrated silently in his heart as he thought: “So this must be Yue Zhong’s power? I’m afraid it’s only one small part of it. He should still have plenty of moves that he hasn’t yet employed. Fortunately I didn’t charge in as well!!”
Even Shang Lun’s subordinates were thanking the heavens that they did not follow suit early. If they had charged in to attack Jingxi Province, they might have been part of the collapse.
Zhang Liyang eyed Shang Lun as he asked: “Boss! What do we do now? Do we save them?”
The 400 soldiers that followed Shang Lun were brothers that have fought beside him in countless battles. Of the 400, 100 had rifles, 50 had handguns, there were only 3 sniper rifles, 12 shotguns, 6 fog shotguns, and 79 submachine guns. They were a decent sized force and could face the platoon of warriors.
Shang Lun’s eyes flashed as he contemplated, before sighing heavily and said in a resolute tone: “No!! We’re retreating now!!”
“Yes! Boss!!” Shang Lun’s subordinates replied in unison.
“Although you have made the right decision, it was too late!! Since you guys are here, you can stay!!” Right as Shang Lun and his troops were about to retreat, 2 men and a girl came up from behind them, they were Yue Zhong, White Bones and Ming Jiajia.
Yue Zhong walked forward with huge strides, his eyes fixed on Shang Lun.
Hearing Yue Zhong’s voice, Shang Lun’s subordinates all reacted, as they held up their guns and aimed at him.
Yue Zhong eyed those guns and spoke out coldly: “I dislike people pointing their weapons at me! In 4 seconds, if you guys don’t put it down, I’ll have you all buried here, not a single one of you will be able to leave alive!!”
“What arrogance!!” Zhang Liyang heard Yue Zhong’s words, and his eyes flashed with fury, as he scolded back.
“Put down your weapons!!” Shang Lun eyed Yue Zhong, as he narrowed his eyes and waved his hands, before asking Yue Zhong: “Who’re you?”
The 100+ guns were all lowered, as everyone present shifted their gaze to Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong responded indifferently: “I’m Yue Zhong! I’m here personally to advise you guys to surrender! You can do that, or choose to die here. There’re only 2 options!”
“Yue Zhong! You’re the leader of Jingxi Province Yue Zhong?” When Shang Lun heard that, his heart skipped a beat, and he couldn’t help but exclaim. He had assumed that the person in front of them was a terrifying Enhancer, but he did not expect that it would be Yue Zhong himself.
The 400 warriors under Shang Lun had a huge change in expressions as well, their eyes flashed with a strange glint. The boss of Jingxi Province was right here in front of them, as long as they could capture him, Jingxi Province would practically fall into their laps.
Yue Zhong replied mildly: “That’s right!”
Shang Lun looked at him fearfully, while suppressing the notion of capturing Yue Zhong and asked: “Yue Zhong! Even if you’re truly powerful, on what grounds do you think you will be able to keep the 400 of us here?”
“Is this enough for you?”
Yue Zhong lightly clapped his hands, and behind him, countless Mutant Leopard Cats led by Lightning stepped out from the forest, eyeing the 400 soldiers with a ferocious gaze.
“Type 2 Mutant Leopard Cat!! You’re actually able to command a Type 2 Mutant Beast???” Shang Lun took one look at Lightning, as a look of horror appeared on his face, as he muttered out dejectedly.
A Type 2 Mutant Beast could take a Level 40 Enhancer down easily. To deal with one, it required the cooperation of numerous experts. Otherwise, only modern weapons such as rocket launchers, tanks and assault helicopters would be of use.
Just Lightning itself would be able to take care of Shang Lun and his soldiers within a matter of seconds. Needless to say the rest of the Mutant Leopard Cats that followed behind.
All 400 of the soldiers under Shang Lun were around Level 5 or 6, and was by no means able to compare with the Mutant Leopard Cats in terms of speed. Without any structures, running about would just mean death.
Seeing the 100 or so Mutant Leopard Cats, the expressions of the soldiers of Shang Lun turned ugly. If Yue Zhong really could control those Mutant Beasts, in just a single call, they would be totally wiped out. At most, they could kill a few Mutant Leopard Cats in retaliation.
“Surrender! Or death?!” Yue Zhong reached out to pat Lightning’s head, while glancing at Shang Lun and pressured once more.
Shang Lun immediately quietened down. He could feel the gazes of his comrades behind him, and just a single command could result in their deaths.
Shang Lun hesitated, before saying: “Yue Zhong! If I surrender, what will happen to my brothers and I?”
Yue Zhong replied in a low voice: “If there are no major misbehaviour, you guys will be immediately drafted into my troops, and undergo military training. If there are problems and past offences to be ironed out, those troublemakers would be directly thrown into the Scum Battalion, and can only rely on their own power and actions to crawl out from there.”
By absorbing these warriors, Yue Zhong would usually separate them, and make them undergo training and reform, before filling up his troops. The disadvantage was that the power of these troops would not be enough to bolster his fighting force. However, the advantage was that these people would find it hard to leave and stand on their own afterwards.
Shang Lun looked at his hands, before looking at Yue Zhong and said slowly: “Yue Zhong! I’m willing to get my brothers to submit to you. Please do not harm their lives!”
Yue Zhong replied: “Not a problem!”
The soldiers following Shang Lun were all painstakingly trained up by him. While their levels were not high, most of them were above Level 5, and had better physique than most people and were in the best conditions to fight for him. Yue Zhong would naturally not kill them for no reason.
After obtaining Yue Zhong’s promise, he ordered his subordinates: “Everyone put down your weapons!!”
Under his orders, the 400 soldiers all surrendered the weapons in their hands.
Zhang Liyang shouted out, while his hands still held his submachine gun: “Boss!!”
Shang Lun stared and berated: “Put it down!!”
Zhang Liyang gritted his teeth, before throwing his gun down as well.
After commanding his subordinates to surrender, Shang Lun then stared at Yue Zhong and said: “However!! Yue Zhong!! If you want me to submit to you willingly, please do your best to defeat me! If you can defeat me, I will follow you wholeheartedly!! I’m called Shang Lun, a Level 42 Enhancer. I’m skilled at close combat, and my skills have been enhanced thrice!”
Seeing Shang Lun being so agreeable earlier, Yue Zhong decided to honor his request: “Sure!! I’ll do as you wish!!”
Shang Lun waved his hands, and his subordinates immediately stepped back, leaving a space for the 2 to battle.
Yue Zhong gazed at Shang Lun and said: “Please start!”
“Be careful!!” Shang Lun’s eyes turned cold, as he suddenly stepped forward with a strange movement, getting extremely close to Yue Zhong. The steps he used were truly mysterious, and in that few seconds, his speed actually exceeded that of the Agility-based Evolver Gan Luowang.
Yue Zhong stared fixedly at Shang Lun as his eyes narrowed, and he activated his [Art of Fear]. In that instant, the oppressive Spiritual attack overwhelmed the mind of Shang Lun.
Shang Lun was instantly enveloped in that crushing pressure, and he was stopped in his tracks.
Yue Zhong then kicked out savagely, his foot landing on Shang Lun’s abdomen, sending him flying back by 3m. At the same time, he pulled out his Stinger and aimed at Shang Lun’s head before saying coldly: “You’ve lost!”
Shang Lun endured his pain, as he climbed out slowly, his eyes full of bitterness: “I’ve lost!”
Chapter 174: Discussion of Plans
*Jingxi Province – changed to Jingxi City (as pointed out by msomer3)
*Tianxin Province – changed to Tianxin District
When the subordinates of Shang Lun witnessed this scene, their hearts turned cold. They had followed Shang Lun through a number of battles, and they were clear on how fearsome his combat abilities could be.
Within a radius of 10m, Shang Lun could absolutely employ his close-combat skills. In the entire faction of Bei Mingyang, no one had the confidence of besting Shang Lun within 10m. Even the naturally awakened Agility-based Evolver Gan Luowang had been defeated by Shang Lun before. Such a strong person was actually defeated within a second by Yue Zhong, the subordinates of Shang Lun could not help but be bitter.
Yue Zhong suddenly looked towards a dark corner and spoke coldly: “Come out!! How long do you plan on spectating?”
Everyone threw their gaze to the corner, yet they did not discover anything.
“Since you’re unwilling to step out alive, you can die!” Yue Zhong’s gaze turned cold and he waved his hand, as he aimed his Stinger at the corner.
With a peng, there was a spurt of blood from the corner, and the space seemed to distort, as a person appeared out of thin air, at the same time moaning in agony.
White Bones pointed to the person, and a sharp bone spear shot out from its finger, piercing the head of the assailant, causing him to die instantly. White Bones then retracted its finger and pulled the corpse along with it, tossing the dead person in front of Shang Lun.
Yue Zhong commented indifferently: “You should know this guy right! Shang Lun!”
Shang Lun looked at the head of the dead person which had been pierced through, as he fought to fight down the fear threatening to overcome his heart and said slowly: “Yes! He’s called Zheng Zigang, and is one of the trusted aides under Bei Mingyang. He has the skill [Distort Perception]. He was originally someone who lacked presence, and coupled with the skill, as long as he didn’t move, no one could detect him at all.”
With such a top-tier skill, even someone as high-levelled as Shang Lun would not be able to detect the presence of Zheng Zigang if he got close to him. In all sense, he was an assassin, a master at sneaking and intel gathering.
Shang Lun did not think that such an expert would actually fall in Yue Zhong’s hands.
In fact, Yue Zhong had not discovered Zheng Zigang. It was when he was staring, and involuntarily emitted a killing intent that Yue Zhong could discover his position, and instantly took care of him. If Zheng Zigang had controlled his aura, Yue Zhong would not be able to detect him.
“Leader!!” Zheng Minghe had brought a company of soldiers as they arrived, and saluted him.
“He truly is the leader! He’s too fearsome!” Zheng Minghe looked at the 400 soldiers of Shang Lun surrounded by the Mutant Leopard Cats and the abandoned weapons, and shock filled his heart, a complicated gleam in his eyes.
Following the display and spread of power of Yue Zhong, the ex-Freemasons realised their influence was getting weaker. There were only Zheng Minghe and a few others from the previous upper echelons that were left. As for the Chinese survivors that Yue Zhong rescued from Vietnam, they practically worshipped Yue Zhong, and many of them had been conferred high ranks. This led to a sense of urgency within Zheng Minghe’s heart, if this continued, he would only become a normal soldier in the future, and would not belong to the upper echelons.
“Go back!” Yue Zhong patted Lightning’s head, and it turned around, bringing its little brothers into the forest.
Jingxi City was surrounded by mountains, and there were forests, streams as well as mountains everywhere. Lightning and its brothers could easily find food in such locations. Mutant Beasts were unlike humans after all, even if there were no prey within the forests, all they had to do was to enter the villages and enjoy themselves, after all the zombies were the best nutrients for these Mutant Beasts.
Zheng Minghe escorted Shang Lun and the rest back towards Jingxi City.
“In this battle! Our army had 29 casualties: 24 dead, 5 injured. We had killed a total of 282 enemies, and captured a total of 637 of them. We’ve obtained 400 firearms, as well as 40,000 ammunition. 20 vehicles, 20 tonnes rations….”
In the meeting hall within Jingxi City, Ming Jiajia was currently in a female military uniform, and in her hands, a thick stack of documents as she was reporting the details of the recent battle.
There were numerous subordinates of Yue Zhong gathered within the meeting hall at the moment.
A bespectacled man of about 36 years old cursed out loud: “Damn it!! This bastard Bei Mingyang actually dared to attack us!! Leader, let me take a few of our brothers to eradicate him!!”
Chen He was one of the Chinese that Yue Zhong rescued from Vietnam. After he was rescued, he trained extremely hard, and was valiant when it came to battling, and amongst those present, he was already the Company Officer of the 1st Company of the 1st Battalion. He had reached Level 18.
Chen He was not an Evolver, and did not possess any powerful skills, and without the equipment of the system that Yue Zhong provided, he would not be able the speed of levelling of Ming Jiajia.
Another male with a shaved head and black eyepatch as he was blind in one eye, shouted out aggressively: “Yeah!! Leader!! Let’s kill that bunch of assholes!! The 2nd Company is willing to be the vanguard!!!”
“The 2nd Company from the 1st Battalion is willing to lead the charge! Let’s go thrash those bastards!! We shall capture the daughter of that Bei Mingyang and make her serve our leader!!”
In the meeting hall, almost all the officers were like wolves as they erupted in calls for battle, and their battlelust reached an extreme high.
Shu Tianya who was sitting at a side, heard the various shouts from the leaders and a complicated feeling arose in her heart: “If the Chinese Association had such fighting spirit, how would we have been forced into a corner by Wuyan Hong?”
The Chinese Association was also an organization, with various factions within. When they faced Wuyan Hong, some of the warriors would fight to the death, just like Zheng Qiang, while others would conserve their strengths for self-preservation sake.
Even Shu Wenyan had to maintain some forces to deal with possible characters with unkind intentions within his organization, and since his hands and legs were bound, it was hard for him to expand.
Wei Ningguo hesitated awhile, before he chipped in: “Leader! Should we train up a batch of tank operators before we go and fight Bei Mingyang? After we train up an elite squad, he would not be a match for us at all!”
Yue Zhong had obtained the equipment from the Border Guards, and the soldiers were getting acquainted with the usage of these equipment, and in a short span of time, those cannons and tanks could not be utilized. When Shang Lun and the rest came to raid, Yue Zhong could only deploy 2 of the Howitzers to fend them off.
If they could raise a batch of reliable mortar hands, Yue Zhong could deploy 15 Howitzers to launch an intense volley of attacks on his enemies. That was more than enough to crush any enemy entirely.
Zheng Minghe also quipped in after awhile: “Yes! Leader, we should restrain ourselves first! In only a month’s time, we could easily wipe Bei Mingyang’s troops out! We have confidence in dealing with their troops in a battle in the wild, but assaulting their stronghold would be difficult now.”
Hearing the words of Wei Ningguo and Zheng Minghe, the heat of the atmosphere simmered a little. Assaulting and fighting were different tactics, and in a siege, even if the defensive side had lesser fighting spirit, with enough weapons, they could cause enough hurt to the attacking side.
All the gazes landed on Yue Zhong, awaiting his order. To attack or to wait, was entire dependant on his decision.
“The weather is getting colder! In another few days, winter would most likely fall upon us! We don’t have time to waste! I command the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Companies of the 2nd Battalion, as well as the Scum, Women and Captives battalion to launch an assault on Tianxin District. This battle, we can only achieve victory!” Yue Zhong’s flashed coldly, and then continued: “Wei Ningguo, I command you as well as the 4th Company of the 2nd Battalion to prepare the troops in defending Jingxi City.”
All the subordinates replied spiritedly.
Yue Zhong then turned his gaze towards Shu Tianya who was observing the proceedings: “Miss Shu Tianya, I would like to invite you to bring your people and attack Tianxin District with us. Is that ok?”
Shu Tianya smiled coyly at Yue Zhong: “It’s no problem of course! However, only my troops will go. If you want me to lend a hand personally, you will need to pay the right price!”
Shu Tianya was an intelligent woman, when she heard Yue Zhong’s order, she could tell that Yue Zhong wanted to conquer Tianxin District at all costs. Yue Zhong had sent even the Scum, Captives and Women Battalion to leave Jingxi City, which showed his worry that things might erupt if he was not around.
Shu Tianya was considered to be a secondary part of Yue Zhong’s forces as well, and since Yue Zhong was about to fight an intense battle, he would not leave her in his stronghold.
Yue Zhong smiled gently and said: “No problem!”
After the meeting concluded, the entire Jingxi City went into a bustle in preparation for the huge battle to come. Numerous small teams started to gather, and made their way towards Tianxin District.
In an office in Tianxin District.
Bei Mingyang stared at the soldiers who escaped back from the earlier battle, his eyes filled with disbelief as he gaped: “What? You said Gan Luowang, Lao Hui and Shang Lun had been overcome? Are you sure??”
The soldier had a look of fear as he replied: “Yes!! Boss Bei!! Gan Luowang and Lao Hui had been killed! Shang Lun and his subordinates had already surrendered to Yue Zhong! I have escaped with great difficulty. Yue Zhong can control Mutant Beasts! There was even a Type 2 Mutant Beast within his control!!”
“Control a Type 2 Mutant Beast?! How is that possible??” Bei Mingyang’s eyes flashed with disbelief. The might of a Type 2 Beast was incredible, wanting to kill it was almost impossible, needless to say controlling it. Bei Mingyang had never seen anybody who could control Mutant Beasts before!
Chapter 175: Stunning Counterattack
The soldier’s eyes flashed with terror, as he continued: “It’s true!! I saw a Type 2 Mutant Beast and 100 of its little brothers surrounding Shang Lun and his troops with my own eyes!! It was due to that, that Shang Lun submitted! Furthermore, Shang Lun and Yue Zhong had a duel, but he was defeated in a single move!!”
Bei Mingyang’s face turned ashen, and he said pointedly: “Enough!!”
In that meeting hall, as the various leaders heard the report of the soldier, their expressions turned extremely ugly. If they truly wanted to contend with a freak who could control a Type 2 Mutant Beasts as well as an army of elites, it made their hearts nervous.
“Let’s talk to him! See what he wants to say.”
“En! Let’s make contact, and see what kind of person he is!”
The atmosphere of the meeting hall had changed, and no one dared speak of fighting Yue Zhong.
The main difference between the 2 sides was that Yue Zhong was truly powerful and commanded everyone under him through the display of his absolute power. Bei Mingyang made use of his tactics to gather a few factions together to form a stronghold of about 50,000 people. Within this faction, Bei Mingyang had the most strength, but it was still democratic and Bei Mingyang had to listen to the views of the rest. It could not compare to Yue Zhong where a single sentence of his could get things done.
Bei Mingyang furrowed his brows slightly as he spoke in a low voice: “Speaking with him is not an issue! However, we still have to fight a battle with him, and we must win. Only then will we have the qualifications to negotiate with him.”
The leader of another small faction lamented: “Gan Luowang and Shang Lun have already been defeated! Who else can we send to fight against him?”
Gan Luowang and Shang Lun were the strongest fighting forces amongst the factions, and they had actually been subdued entirely by Yue Zhong. The rest of their fighting forces could not compare to the 2, and thus the various leaders had no confidence of dealing with Yue Zhong.
Bei Mingyang replied: “This time, we have to send a joint force! We must win against him, and let him taste our strength!”
“A joint team! Good!! If we all join forces, we can deal with Yue Zhong!”
“Good! This time we must let Yue Zhong experience our strength!”
Upon hearing the term joint forces, all the leaders excitedly went into a buzz. The joint forces meant the cooperation of all the various elites, and even Bei Mingyang’s forces of 3 battalions would be sent out.
Right as Bei Mingyang had proposed the idea of a joint forces, was the moment when Tianxin District suddenly came under attack.
With a hong!!
Right as the various leaders were calling out in excitement, a terrifying explosion rang out, and the entire meeting hall was shaken by the shockwave. Countless dust and pieces were shaken loose as a result.
“What’s going on?” Bei Mingyang was shocked, and he had a bad premonition.
“Quickly escape!! It’s not safe here anymore!!” One of the leaders shouted loudly, and bolted out from the window.
The bad feeling continued to well up inside Bei Mingyang, as his body flashed, and he leapt out the other window.
The rest of the leaders also went into a panic, and some jumped out the windows, some hid under the meeting table.
It was 3-storey jump, and not everyone could jump out from 3 storeys and be totally fine.
With a huge hong! Just when Bei Mingyang had just jumped out from the building, a rocket landed explosively on the wall, causing it to be blasted, and the entire structure collapsed, debris falling everywhere and dust rising to the skies. Those people still within the building were instantly killed.
Bei Mingyang saw the state of the building and immediately felt horror, if he was just slightly slower, he would have joined the rest of the corpses within.
“What’s going on? Who dares attack us?” Bei Mingyang was racking his brain, and trying to determine which party was so vicious, and had actually used a rocket to blast them.
Sounds of gunfire and explosions rang out from afar, and even those leaders within the government area of the district could hear the wild firing.
“Boss Bei!! Boss Bei!! Yue Zhong had brought men and are attacking us right now!! They’re making use of heavy artillery, tanks and even powerful Enhancers to suddenly raid us. They have already broken through 6 main defences!! Boss Bei, quick think of something!!” A soldier covered entirely in blood ran up to Bei Mingyang’s side and reported agitatedly.
Bei Mingyang’s expression turned to one of incredulous disbelief, and immediately fired back: “What?! 6 defence lines already?! How is that possible? Those 6 defence lines have 2 companies of soldiers keeping guard! How can they be wiped out so quickly? How is this possible? How can their forces be so strong! What about the alarm? How come we didn’t receive any warning, until we were attacked??”
Bei Mingyang wasn’t a fool, and had set up countless sentries around Tianxin District, to prevent the ambush of enemies. However those sentries had long since been wiped out by Ming Jiajia and Zheng Minghe. Without any alerts from the sentries, Yue Zhong could bring his men and directly attack Tianxin District.
“Go notify the entire army, withstand the attack!! No one is to retreat even a single step! I’ll bring reinforcements right now!!” Bei Mingyang was after all passionate warrior, as his eyes flashed with a cold light and he hollered at the soldier.
After which, Bei Mingyang pulled out a walkie-talkie and fiddled with the switch before he shouted: “Zhao Zhigang! Go gather the troops. Within 30 minutes, they have to be assembled!”
Zhao Zhigang was the Battalion Commander of Bei Mingyang’s elite 1st Battalion. Every single one of them was equipped with border guards’ equipment, and there was even a company of veterans. Their combat power was truly strong. They were the right and left arms of Bei Mingyang as well.
“Boss Bei!! 30 minutes is too short!! Today was supposed to be a holiday, if you want the entire battalion to assemble, it would take at least 3 hours!!” Zhao Zhigang’s exasperated voice resounded from within the walkie-talkie.
Bei Mingyang bellowed out in rage: “I don’t care! I’m giving you only 30 minutes, after which you had better bring the troops to the frontlines! Otherwise I’ll execute you!!”
It was a moment of crisis now, and Bei Mingyang had no way of retraining his calm demeanor.
Zhao Zhigang gritted his teeth and replied in a low voice: “Understood! Boss Bei!!”
Zhao Zhigang had also surmised the critical situation from the sounds of fighting at the frontlines. Who knows, Tianxin District might really end up in Yue Zhong’s hands if they were careless.
Bei Mingyang recollected himself, before shouting into the walkie-talkie again: “Bai Xiaosheng!!! Bai Xiaosheng!!!”
However, regardless of how much Bei Mingyang shouted, there was no reply from the walkie-talkie.
Bei Mingyang’s face had turned steely as he cursed: “Damn bastard!! At this sort of critical juncture, he had actually disappeared!!”
Bai Xiaosheng was the commander of the expert battalion that Bei Mingyang had groomed, and he possessed decent strength. At the same time, he commanded 12 Level 30 Enhancers, 26 Level 20 Enhancers, and a 168 Level 10 Enhancers.
Bai Xiaosheng and his experts battalion was also part of Bei Mingyang’s arms, and they were truly strong!
It was precisely because Bei Mingyang had the experts battalion under Bai Xiaosheng and Zhao Zhigang’s elite battalion that he could control the entire faction at Tianxin District. However, Bai Xiaosheng was a free spirit, and he liked to play and fool around with women, and was often not found anywhere. Bei Mingyang could tolerate his disappearances often, but at this crucial time, he was still nowhere to be found, that led Bei Mingyang to be furious beyond belief.
At Tianxin District’s frontlines, Yue Zhong had brought his most elite forces from the 1st Battalion 1st Company, as well as Wu Yin, White Bones, Ming Jiajia and Zheng Minghe as they slaughtered their way through Tianxin District like a sharp knife.
Ming Jiajia had summoned her 5 Shadow Wolves, which melded into the shadows and would appear suddenly, biting the opposing soldiers in their necks, leaving them with no way to react.
On top of that, those Shadow Wolves could sniff out the location of humans, and Ming Jiajia would point out the hiding locations to Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong was wielding his .03 rifle. He clearly split his attention,on one hand, he took out any soldier within his line of sight. On the other, he continued commanding his troops in the course of battle.
White Bones was the sharpest and most dangerous vanguard he possessed. It could easily charge into the midst of the enemy and dance about with its bone blades, slaughtering the soldiers as easily as killing chickens. Its front was dyed full of blood, and those poor soldiers who got in its way would either be sliced in half or beheaded. The cruelty of their deaths shook their comrades greatly.
On the other side, Wu Yin wielded his Dark Magic Blade and weaved in and out of the enemy, following Yue Zhong’s instructions to route the enemy and attack them from behind.
Zheng Minghe was proficient with modern weaponry, and he used a grenade launcher, as he followed Yue Zhong’s instructions in firing at different important buildings, causing destruction everywhere.
These 5 experts of Yue Zhong co-ordinated and caused widespread destruction amongst the 1st company of soldiers they fought.
The 1st Company that followed Yue Zhong closely behind were also the elite of the elite, each of them decked in Type 3 Mutant Snake hide, as they pushed forward. They were adept at using grenades and mortars as they also blasted the enemies in front of them into pieces.
In a battle on the streets, the hardest thing was determining your enemies’ locations. In this aspect, Ming Jiajia and her Shadow Wolves were more of use compared to Yue Zhong in doing so. Due to the ease at which the wolves could detect the enemy, Yue Zhong’s soldiers could easily wipe them out. Without Ming Jiajia, the frontal assault would not have gone so smoothly.
Yue Zhong brought the 1st Company and continued their rapid advance in, breaking through 6 defence lines, and finally slaughtered the Border Guards of Bei Mingyang. He left the remaining few soldiers to escape in sobs towards the centre of the District, leaving their backs open to Yue Zhong. They were easily slaughtered.
With Yue Zhong leading the sneak attack on Tianxin District, they were practically unhindered as they sliced through Tianxin District like a hot knife through butter, and they made their way closer towards the weapons storage facility.
Chapter 176: Break!
Yue Zhong had obtained various reports on the situation of Tianxin District from Shang Lun, and had ascertained the different key locations to launch his attack. They were almost unimpeded the entire way!
Zhao Zhigang had assembled 2 companies of elites as they rushed to the battlefront, and as trained, they launched a frenzied attack on Yue Zhong’s troops.
A dense hail of bullets covered the front troops, causing a few of the soldiers to fall.
Facing that sudden assault, the vanguard soldiers of Yue Zhong’s troops also ducked hastily for cover, as they returned fire.
Those soldiers who had fallen on the ground quickly got up, and rolled to the side as they ducked behind cover. Their Type 3 Mutant Snake hides had prevented the bullets from piercing them, as long as they didn’t receive a head wound, they managed to survive.
However, 2 elite soldiers that had trained under Yue Zhong had suffered headshots and died instantly.
It was the first time that Yue Zhong’s troops suffered casualties since their assault on Tianxin District.
“Hold your ground!! Stand for me and slaughter these bunch of bandits!!” Zhao Zhigang shouted in fury, as though he was a madman.
The firepower from Zhao Zhigang’s troops came down hard and heavy on the troops of Yue Zhong. Explosions rang out continuously, without a single moment of rest.
Under that intense heavy fire, those soldiers who wore the Type 3 Mutant Snake hide found themselves being injured, and some even had their heads blasted away.
Yue Zhong’s troops fired back with their own heavy artillery without mercy, as Zhao Zhigang’s side also sustained injuries. However, these troops did not collapse like most other normal factions, as they were well-trained soldiers and held their ground, risking their all to fire at Yue Zhong’s troops.
“These must be the elite soldiers of Bei Mingyang! They truly can put up a fight!!” Yue Zhong observed them, as his eyes flashed with a strange glint.
These troops of Zhao Zhigang were the most resilient soldiers that Yue Zhong’s troops had encountered. They could be considered the core of the faction and amongst the soldiers under Yue Zhong, those who could contend with them were at most 2 companies.
These elite troops could be said to have undergone countless tough training and battles to achieve such a standard. Their aura and bearings were totally different as well.
“What a pity! Such a troop is going to fall at my hands today!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he carried Ming Jiajia with the Level 5 Bronze Spiritual Bell and charged forwards with White Bones.
“There are 2 enemies at the 2nd window of the 3rd storey of the building on the right! There are 3 enemies lying in ambush at the next corner as well!” Ming Jiajia reported dutifully as she rode on Yue Zhong’s back, her Shadow Wolf hidden in Yue Zhong’s shadow and its acute sense of smell detected the positions of the enemies. She herself was like the transmitter that provided the information to Yue Zhong.
White Bones’s eyes flashed, as a bone spike shot out explosively, piercing into the ceiling of the 3rd storey of the building. It then retracted the bone spike, while it leapt towards the window, and raised its left hand. 2 sharp bone spikes burst out instantaneously and penetrated the heads of the 2 elite soldiers.
Yue Zhong took a deep breath, as he activated his 11x normal speed, and in a few seconds, appearing behind the corner of the alleyway. He took up his .03 rifle and fired wildly, causing those 3 lying in ambush to be punctured full of holes.
After disposing of 5 of the enemies, Yue Zhong and White Bones continued their advance like a sharp knife towards Zhao Zhigang’s troops.
“Strong Enhancers!! Damn it!! These freaks!!” Inside a building, Zhao Zhigang was using his binoculars to observe the situation. He watched on helplessly as Yue Zhong and White Bones slaughtered his troops, and his heart sank, while his lower lip split from all his biting.
Zhao Zhigang had also seen the prowess of a high level Enhancer from the likes of Bai Xiaosheng. Although they weren’t invincible entities, they did possess all sorts of capabilities. With the right training, their combat power was definitely way above normal people. However, to actually kill their way through his troops without breaking a sweat, Yue Zhong and White Bones were terrifying existences that exceeded his imagination.
Yue Zhong was still carrying Ming Jiajia on his back, while moving swiftly, only slightly slower than he normally can reach. He continued to charge forwards, using his gun skills and grenades to hunt the elite soldiers. In a matter of 10 minutes, the total number of soldiers that had died at his hands had already exceeded a platoon!! If it wasn’t for the positions of the soldiers being scattered, the number of deaths would definitely be higher.
If it was a normal company of soldiers, facing this death god-like Yue Zhong, they would have long since lost all sense of fighting spirit and ran after so many of their soldiers died. However, these 2 companies were the elites of the elites under Bei Mingyang, and have gone through several battles, their aura and bearings were vastly different from normal troops. Since they could not overcome Yue Zhong, then they would fight to the death! A large number of bullets were continually fired at his position, and some of the bullets would actually land on him, but the protection of the Bronze Spiritual Bell caused the bullets to ricochet off.
A pale-faced sentry came to Zhao Zhigang’s side and reported: “Commander!! The 1st platoon and 2nd platoon of the 1st Company had died!! What do we do? If it’s just us, we have no way of blocking those monsters!!”
Yue Zhong, White Bones and Ming Jiajia had easily taken out 40-over people with just the 3 of them, and their own troops behind them weren’t pushovers as well, killing a number on the enemy.
“Damn it!! Why is that bastard Bai Xiaosheng not here yet!!” Zhao Zhigang cursed out furiously.
If Bai Xiaosheng took his expert battalion over as reinforcements, Zhao Zhigang had more confidence to contend against Yue Zhong. However, with just the soldiers under him, it was simply not enough to withstand Yue Zhong’s assault.
“Commander!! The 3rd platoon has fallen as well!! They are already exchanging blows with the 2nd Company!!” Just as Zhao Zhigang had cursed out loud, an intelligence officer walked in, his expression pale as he reported.
“WHAT?? The 1st Company has already fallen?! How can it happen so quickly!! HOW!!” Zhao Zhigang was truly pale now as he bellowed.
The 1st and 2nd Companies under Zhao Zhigang were warriors who could truly fight, having been forged through countless battles. He had confidence that the combat prowess of these 2 companies could match the american troops with full equipment. They had a strong sense of fighting spirit, and even if they could not possible overcome Yue Zhong’s troops, they would at least be able to put up a decent fight to drag out the time.
In fact, if it wasn’t for the charge from Yue Zhong, White Bones and Ming Jiajia, the strength of Yue Zhong’s troops would truly be unable to push through the elite forces of Zhao Zhigang, and the battle might be dragged out for 1 or 2 days.
With the appearance of Enhancers and Evolvers, the advantage was quickly shown during the intense battle. The abilities and skills they possessed went beyond the warfare tactics of before the apocalypse.
One of the intelligence personnel asked: “What do we do? Commander!! If we continue fighting, we will only be wiped out. Let’s retreat!!”
The other intel officer stepped forward: “Yea! Commander! Let’s leave!! Since we have already fought to this extent, we have done our part for Boss Bei already! As long as green hills remain,there’ll never be a shortage of firewood.(While there’s life there’s hope.)”
Not everyone were valiant matyrs who did not mind dying for a cause, should the situation call for it, there were some who would think of retreating.
Zhao Zhigang eyed those intelligence officers, his face turned countless times, and finally spoke out with great difficulty: “Retreat!! Get the 2nd and 3rd Platoons from the 2nd Company to retreat from the battlefield immediately!”
Those intelligence officers heaved a sigh of relief, and immediately issued the command for the soldiers to retreat.
Upon receiving the order, the soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd platoons of the 2nd Company immediately withdrew, making their way back like fallen troops. Seeing how Yue Zhong had easily demolished their defences and annihilated their comrades, their morale had sunk to an unprecedented low.
“Those who surrender will be spared!! Those who surrender will be spared!!” As Yue Zhong fought hard, he saw the soldiers from the 2nd Company retreating, and immediately hollered out loud.
“Those who surrender will be spared!! Those who surrender will be spared!!”. The soldiers behind Yue Zhong also followed suit with their exuberant shouts.
Amidst those shouts, the doomed 1st platoon also lost their will to fight, and immediately threw their weapons down, hugging their heads with their hands as they squatted.
“Those who surrender will be spared!! Those who surrender will be spared!!” Yue Zhong brought his troops towards the retreating soldiers of the 2nd Company, and he quickly caught up, as he shouted out loudly while beginning his slaughter amongst them.
While the soldiers were retreating, a number of them would fall under Yue Zhong and White Bones’ hands, while the 4 Shadow Wolves controlled by Ming Jiajia also jumped out from the shadows as they bit down ferociously on the unsuspecting soldiers.
“I surrender! Spare me!!”
“I surrender! Spare me!!”
Under the pursuit of Yue Zhong and the other 2, the remaining soldiers from the 2nd Company immediately threw their weapons and hugged their heads, the deaths of their comrades looming over them.
The support troops of Yue Zhong quickly arrived, and were tasked to absorb the captives, while Yue Zhong himself continued making his way towards the armory.
With the defeat of Zhao Zhigang, there were no other powers that could stop the advance of Yue Zhong, and he quickly made his way to the front of the armory.
He discovered that instead of an army defending the armory, there was a middle-aged man with a refined appearance.
That middle-aged man looked at Yue Zhong and his vanguard troops, and he quickly made his way towards Yue Zhong.
Seeing the man make his way over, the soldiers beside Yue Zhong raised their guns and took aim, preparing to take him out.
Yue Zhong waved his hands, and allowed the man to come close.
Bei Mingyang looked at Yue Zhong and said slowly: “This commander, I am the leader of Tianxin District, Bei Mingyang! I would like to meet with Yue Zhong!”
Chapter 177: Cold Snow!
Yue Zhong looked at Bei Mingyang coldly and said: “I’m Yue Zhong! Whatever you have to say, spit it out! Don’t think about dragging the time, otherwise I’ll execute you on the spot!”
Bei Mingyang maintained his gaze as he spoke seriously: “Then I’ll cut to the chase! Yue Zhong, the armory behind me is filled with explosives! As long as I don’t make it back by 20 minutes, the explosives will go off. The resources and ammunition in there would be incinerated instantly. Other than the armory, I have sent men to the granary as well, as long as I don’t leave here alive, after 20 minutes, the place will turn into a sea of blaze!”
When Yue Zhong heard this, he frowned. There were over 50,000 survivors in Tianxin District. If the granary was to be blown to bits, the 50,000 survivors would become a heavy burden. Even if Yue Zhong transferred the rations from Jingxi City to save Tianxin District, it would leave Jingxi City with barely 3 months’ worth of supplies.
Wu Yin’s eyes narrowed, as he threatened with fury: “Bastard! If you dare do that, I’ll break you!”
“I’ll cut you in pieces bastard!!!”
The various leaders under Yue Zhong shouted out in fury.
Facing those agitated threats, Bei Mingyang did not falter, instead looking quietly at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong waved his hands, only then did the noise subside.
Yue Zhong looked at Bei Mingyang with an icy gaze as he said: “State your conditions! As long as it’s not too preposterous, I’ll promise you!”
Since Beii Mingyang had stepped out alone, and had not yet burnt the armory or granary, it was obvious he didn’t want to push things too far. He wanted to live as well.
Bei Mingyang eyed Yue Zhong and continued: “I’m willing to surrender to you, Leader Yue Zhong! However, I hope that you will promise to keep our families and personal property out of harm’s way. Also, after we surrender, we hope to gain the same rights as your current citizens.”
In this post-apocalypse, human lives were cheap. Bei Mingyang was worried that once they surrendered, they might be slaughtered like pigs and dogs. He had fought for his position in this new apocalyptic world and knew how dark and cruel humans can get, and was afraid that Yue Zhong would be like those terrorists who did whatever they wanted.
Yue Zhong replied: “Fine! I’ll promise you that!”
Those conditions that Bei Mingyang had stated, Yue Zhong already had the intentions of doing. It was true that Yue Zhong was merciless to his enemies, but it was just that. He never allowed his troops to engage in pillaging or rape nor widespread massacring.
Hearing Yue Zhong’s promise, Bei Mingyang heaved a sigh of relief, and he pulled out a walkie-talkie and said: “Everyone immediately surrender!”
Upon receiving Bei Mingyang’s orders, the various defences laid down their arms. The huge doors of the armory opened up as well, allowing the soldiers under Yue Zhong to make their way in.
Within the armory, there were numerous IFVs, Red Arrows, machine-gun mounted vehicles and various other modern weaponry.
Amongst the soldiers under Bei Mingyang, only a handful of the veterans commanded by Zhao Zhigang had the knowledge to operate these weapons. However, they had not the time to use these before they were routed and forced by Yue Zhong to surrender, in the end, they wound up not even displaying the prowess of these weapons.
Otherwise, this assault on Tianxin District would have seen more casualties on Yue Zhong’s side.
When Bei Mingyang surrendered, the defence of Tianxin District weakened by about 80%. There were a few troops that still tried to prevent Yue Zhong from entering parts of the town. However, under the threat and power of Yue Zhong’s troops, they were quickly defeated and killed.
Not long after, the entire defence of Tianxin District had crumbled, and the violence and various fights were put down. All troublemakers were executed on the spot, and under the pressure and vigilance of the troops, Tianxin District regained its peace.
With Tianxin District in Yue Zhong’s control, the expert battalion also fell into Yue Zhong’s lap.
The leader of the expert battalion Bai Xiaosheng had actually fooled around with a few beauties the night prior, as a result, he had been entirely spent, sleeping throughout the entire ordeal. When he awoke, he discovered that Tianxin District had already belonged to Yue Zhong.
Seeing that Bei Mingyang had surrender, Bai Xiaosheng also dutifully swore allegiance to Yue Zhong.
After obtaining Tianxin District, Yue Zhong set in motion the retraining and organization of the troops. He created 4 infantry battalions as well as an expert battalion. Furthermore, with the 6 infantry battalions and support troops, the army under Yue Zhong had swelled to a size of more than 4,000 people.
However, out of these 4,000 people, the actual number who could fight well were only 3 infantry battalions and the expert battalion. The rest were still in training, and within a short span of time, they would not be ready to engage in any battle nor provide any boost in fighting capabilities.
When the 4 infantry battalions and the expert battalion were assembled, Yue Zhong deployed them in shifts to clear out the zombies in the surrounding towns. On one hand, they managed to retrieve more resources, on the other, they were grinding to increase their combat abilities, raising the number of Enhancers as well as the levels.
As for the reserve troops, Yue Zhong sent them through reformative and strict military training. Although these reserve troops could not yet fight, with a few months of training, they would start to resemble a proper army.
In the governing side, with the experience he gained from establishing a government in Longhai City, Yue Zhong picked out a few officials familiar with the running of affairs with the help of Bei Mingyang, and established a new cabinet of officers.
Bei Mingyang was an extremely capable and talented man. He was a billionaire industrialist prior to the apocalypse, who made his way up one step at a time. He was knowledgeable, talented, had the charisma to lead, and was extremely determined. This was why he could have slowly grown a small team into a faction of more than 50,000 people. If there were any weak points to be pointed out, it would be that his personal combat ability was weak, and was merely a Level 11 Enhancer.
Although Bei Mingyang was extremely outstanding, Yue Zhong did not select him as the head of the cabinet, instead, promoting Wei Ningguo into that position. While Wei Ningguo was indeed capable, he lacked ambition.
If Yue Zhong allowed Bei Mingyang to become the head of the cabinet, the moment Yue Zhong was gone, he might come up with ways to revolt, and wrestle the power away from Yue Zhong! As for Wei Ningguo, while he was strong, even if Yue Zhong was not around, he would not have any intention to betray him. In this world, the human heart is the hardest to fathom. Capable yet loyal men were extremely hard to find.
With such a capable and ambitious character like Bei Mingyang, Yue Zhong would only be able to leave the place without worry after he fully established an order from the ground up. In such an unstable period, Yue Zhong had no choice but to utilize Wei Ningguo who was loyal to him.
Yue Zhong’s troops had cleared out the zombies in the towns that led to Yunlong County in the southwest direction for an entire week, and had no choice but to return to Tianxin District.
“It’s starting to snow!!” In Tianxin District, within a villa, Yue Zhong was looking at the skies, watching the snowflakes falling from the sky. He stretched out his hand, as a particular snow flake landed on his palm and dissolved into a small drop of water.
Yue Zhong gazed at the drop of water, and heaved a long sigh.
“Master! Why are you sighing? Isn’t the snow very beautiful? It actually is my first time seeing snow!” Beside Yue Zhong, the beautiful voice of Ming Jiajia sounded.
Yue Zhong turned to look at her, and saw that she was dressed in thick cotton clothing, wearing gloves, her face flushed red from the cold, and her entire being looking as though she was an extremely cute cotton doll.
Ming Jiajia was currently looking at the pure white snow, her face full of excitement. She had grown up in the south, and it was the first time she actually saw real snow.
Yue Zhong looked back at the pretty snowscape and said heavily: ” We have been living in Guangxi and are used to the warm weather. Places that snow are actually rare. Tianxin District itself had not experienced snow in the past few decades. Even if it snowed, it wasn’t that heavy. It is obvious that the current climate has changed and become stranger. With the onset of such strange weather, to us humans, it’s unclear if it will be a good or bad thing! However, in this coming winter, we will definitely face a number of deaths from the cold!”
The current weather outside had dropped to -4 ��C, and this *1 weather had already persisted for an entire week. Outside, there was snow everywhere, and roads were blocked.
When Yue Zhong had conquered Tianxin District and Jingxi City, he had obtained a large number of warm clothing for the cold. Even then, in just this week, they had already lost 20+ survivors who froze to death. *2 Almost everyone was cooped up at home now, shivering uncontrollably.
If Yue Zhong brought the people now to the hills and hid within caves, a sudden snowstorm would be enough to rob the lives of many of them.
Under such harsh cold, the various troops under Yue Zhong had returned to either Jingxi City or Tianxin District and were conducting their own training within cover. The operations to hunt for resources and killing zombies came to a halt.
“Achoo!!” Ming Jiajia suddenly sneezed in a cute manner.
“Go back in!” Yue Zhong ruffled Ming Jiajia’s hair and said fondly.
With regards to the problem of the weather, Yue Zhong had no means of changing anything. Although he wanted sorely to bring troops and deal with Wuyan Hong, he could only wait out the winter now. Otherwise, before he even reached the battlefront, he would lose his troops to the cold.
Yue Zhong brought Ming Jiajia towards the most luscious villa within Tianxin District.
“Welcome back Master!” Yue Zhong brought Ming Jiajia and had just entered the villa when he saw 2 rows of beautiful ladies in a half bow, speaking in unison.
Yue Zhong looked at them with a slight amazement as he smiled and said: “Not bad!”
After conquering Tianxin District, Yue Zhong had kept himself busy by training the troops and establishing the new government, while training himself as well. There was no time to truly go home, and had always slept in the office. This was the first time in a long while that he had gone to a home to relax.
Chapter 178: Beauty
When Yue Zhong had conquered Tianxin District, he had cleaned up the incumbent factions. He killed the leaders of the various factions that still stood against him, while the soldiers under them were thrown into the Scum Battalion as cannon fodder.
During the process, Yue Zhong had obtained a number of beautiful ladies, and these 12 maids were the final choices of a selection.
“Master, welcome home!” Right at this time, a top beauty appeared in front of Yue Zhong, dressed in a clean white dress, showing her long slender legs and fair skin. Her lips were lush and teeth perfect, while her long hair was straight and black. Her entire demeanor exuded a certain charm and she smiled as she greeted Yue Zhong.
With the appearance of this beauty, the other 12 ladies seemed to pale in comparison.
Yue Zhong eyed the beauty for awhile before asking directly: “Why do you look familiar?”
Hearing his words, the 12 maids revealed a strange expression on their faces.
Ming Jiajia eyed the beauty in white, her eyes filled with veneration and admiration: “Master!! She is Su Xueling! The main actress of countless films, she’s known to be the successor to the queen of films Liu Zixuan. She’s a well-known film and television star.”
Ming Jiajia was also an ordinary girl before the apocalypse, and had her idols and dreams as well. The Su Xueling happened to be one of her biggest idols.
Su Xueling revealed a bright and sweet smile, as she spoke in her melodious voice: “Master! I’m Su Xueling.”
Su Xueling had been a proud and slightly wilful celebrity prior to the apocalypse. If it was before the world changed, she wouldn’t even have any interaction with a common person like Yue Zhong, but now she had no choice but to lower her head, and to express her subservience to gain his favour.
Su Xueling had experienced first hand the problems of the current world. Her looks had attracted alot of dangerous attention, and if it were not for Bei Mingyang’s protection, she could have become the high-quality toy for the leaders of other factions, to be played with and thrown around.
Bei Mingyang had constantly protected Su Xueling. Of course, it was mainly because of the friendship between her and his own daughter. On the other hand, she could be used as a bargaining chip with another strong person. Heroes naturally went with beauties, and with a beauty on hand to control any male experts, it was a move that Bei Mingyang often used.
However, before Bei Mingyang had even got to use her, Yue Zhong had defeated him, and the various resources owned by him fell to Yue Zhong. Su Xueling hence became one of Yue Zhong’s spoils of war.
“Hi Big Brother! I’m Ning Ruozi!” Another girl with a head full of black hair and fair skin stepped out while greeting Yue Zhong. She had an exquisite look and was smiling brightly, looking as cute as an angel, and looked to be about only 11 or 12.
Yue Zhong had no woman beside him all along, and was seen bringing Ming Jiajia this loli everywhere he battled. His subordinates hence thought to offer Ning Ruozi this loli that was even more beautiful than Ming Jiajia to Yue Zhong. *
“Little vixen!” Ming Jiajia took one glance at Ning Ruozi, and her face turned grim, as she muttered under her breath. As a girl, she could also feel the charm and cuteness of Ning Ruozi. Although she herself was beautiful, when compared to this angel-like person, she was definitely not as eye-catching.
“I’m Ning Yuxin!” A tall woman with a short hairdo,voluptuous figure, fair skin and perfect face stepped out in front of Ning Ruozi, blocking her from Yue Zhong, as she stared apathetically at Yue Zhong.
Another bespectacled lady stepped forward. Her hair was tied up high, her face paddled with makeup, and she had an alluring figure, yet her defined features exuded a sternness, and she looked to be 27-28, giving off a mature charm as she was decked in a set of housekeeping apparel. She spoke out: “How do you do, Master Yue Zhong? I’m Zheng Yaqin, and was assigned by Wei Ningguo Mayor Wei to be your housekeeper.”
Su Xueling, Ning Ruozi, Ning Yuxin were selected by people at the behest of Wei Ningguo to serve Yue Zhong. As for Zheng Yaqin, she was specially selected to help look after the household for Yue Zhong.
“Hi everybody!” Yue Zhong smiled at these 4 beauties, before walking into his room.
In the room, there was a stove burning, and the outside cold could not affect the cosiness of the room. Only someone like Yue Zhong could get to enjoy the luxury of open heating. This was the benefit of being a leader. Yue Zhong fought valiantly and he would not decline such treatment hypocritically.
Yue Zhong began taking off his coats, and 2 of the maids came in, as they helped him out of it, before hanging it by the side.
Yue Zhong and Ming Jiajia then walked towards the dining area.
On the round dinner table, there were various plates of seafood, wild vegetables, desserts as well as Type 2 Mutant Beast meat that had been prepared by chefs.It all looked extremely sumptuous.
Ming Jiajia, Su Xueling, Ning Ruozi and Ning Yuxin all sat down, as they started to dig in.
Zheng Yaqin stood by Yue Zhong side like a straight rod.
At the sides of the table, the maids stood in 2 rows, and the atmosphere gave Yue Zhong an uncomfortable sense of being like a mafia boss in the pre-apocalypse days.
Yue Zhong looked at the mature yet cold Zheng Yaqin and said: “Yaqin, join us and eat!”
Zheng Yaqin maintained her stern and cold demeanor as she rejected: “Master! This goes agaisnt the contract! I’m your housekeeper, and have no right to eat with you!”
Yue Zhong chuckled, and did not pursue the matter.
Yue Zhong had a copy of the documents pertaining to Zheng Yaqin. She was a graduate from Cambridge and was proficient in Russian, Japanese, English, French and German, and had received the most elite of training as a housekeeper. Before the apocalypse had set in, she had just been selected by a billionaire, and was ready to become a senior stewardess with annual income of 400,000. She had received the strictest of trainings and abided by a professional set of conduct, hence Yue Zhong did not force her against her rules.
“Who should I enjoy?” Yue Zhong turned his head as his eyes travelled across the table, taking in the 4 beauties around him.
Ever since he was sent to Vietnam by that Nether Beast, he had been kept busy by warfare, governance, to exert control and total dominion, without a single moment of rest.
With the winter about to set in, and snow having blocked off most of the paths, military affairs had been put on hold. The new government had also been established. Both Jingxi City and Tianxin District are under his control. With time to spare, he could now appreciate the beauties in front of him.
Yue Zhong’s gaze fell on Ming Jiajia, before he quickly turned his gaze to the other girls. Although his relationship with her was the closest, she was truly too young.
Yue Zhong’s gaze then fell to Ning Ruozi for all of 3 seconds, before moving to and fro between Ning Yuxin and Su Xueling.
Between Su Xueling and Ning Yuxin, one was a huge star, the other, a beloved daughter of a magnate. Both had the extreme qualities of beauties, and few men could withstand their attractiveness.
“My charms are truly attractive!!” Su Xueling had been someone who mixed around before the apocalypse, and was sensitive to Yue Zhong’s current passionate gaze, and could not help but feel proud of herself. However, she was reminded that if she was chosen, she had to sleep with Yue Zhong, and this led her to feel unsettled, and she felt complicated.
Ning Yuxin was also unsettled by Yue Zhong’s gaze. Prior to the apocalypse, she was an extremely proud woman. With her perfect looks and grades, coupled with exercise and an excellent family background, she was the object of affection of countless suitors. She had always been on the search for the Prince Charming of her life, and to fall in love truly dramatically. She was extremely unwilling to be with Yue Zhong.
“Seems like my charms are non-existent!” Yue Zhong was perceptive as well, and could detect the slight shudder from the 2 beauties, it was obvious that they were not willing to be with him, and it caused him to lose interest.
Yue Zhong then said indifferently: “Su Xueling, Ning Yuxin, the both of you can move out tomorrow!”
With hs words, it seemed like a bomb had went off in the hearts of Su Xueling and Ning Yuxin, causing them to turn pale.
“Wha…..why! Master…..did we….do something…wrong?” Su Xueling could not help but stammer, as her expression turned to one of tears, her eyes red as she looked pitifully at Yue Zhong.
Ning Yuxin also looked at Yue Zhong, her entire body having turned stiff.
Outside, it was extremely hard to get by, and both of them had seen the consequences of fighting for even a piece of bread. With their looks, if they were to land in a pervert’s hands, they would be played till they were broken, before being eaten. Compared to the outside, there was food and drinks here, and they were taken care off, it was almost paradise. Who knew how many vied to be in this position that Su Xueling and Ning Yuxin had, and how many wished they could exchange places with them.
Yue Zhong continued apathetically: “I know you guys don’t want to be with me! I don’t like to force upon others. Relax, after you leave the villa, I will get Wei Ningguo to arrange other jobs for you.”
Yue Zhong had the entire faction under his control, and was responsible for almost 60,000 survivors, there were no shortages of beauties! Even without Su Xueling or Ning Yuxin, he would definitely be able to find other beautiful girls to serve him.
Su Xueling could not help but reply hastily: “No!! No!! It’s not like that!! It’s not that I’m unwilling! I am willing! Master!! It was just that when you looked at me earlier, I became a little nervous.”
Chapter 179: Dong Ling
Ning Yuxin on the other hand, remained pale, as she stood there ashened, not saying anything. She was originally unwilling to serve Yue Zhong, and was sent here under Wei Ningguo’s orders. Although she had learnt some Taekwondo in the past, in the face of guns and knives and experts, it was practically useless.
Yue Zhong glanced at Ning Yuxin and Su Xueling and understood their mindset, as he smiled at Su Xueling and said: “Then you can stay!”
Yue Zhong then looked at Ning Yuxin and said: “As for you, Ning Yuxin. Don’t worry, after you leave the villa, I will get Wei Ningguo to assign you a job. As long as you work hard, you’ll be able to forge a life for yourself with your own efforts.”
Ning Yuxin bit her lips, and remained silent. Although she was unwilling to serve Yue Zhong, she knew that the outside world was much harsher, and the jobs outside were more menial. Without any actual skill set, she would find it hard to work to keep herself alive.
Right at this time, Ning Ruozi jumped down from her seat and pounced into Yue Zhong’s arms as she revealed a pleading face, her big eyes looking at Yue Zhong:” Big Brother!! Big Brother!! Don’t chase my sister away! Please don’t chase her away! Ruozi will listen to Brother’s words! Regardless of what you want me to do I will do. Please don’t chase Sister away! In this world, other than Big Brother, I only have Sister as family! Ruozi will treat Big Brother well, just don’t chase Sister away!”
“No!! I can’t leave here! If I leave! Who will protect Ruozi?”
Ning Yuxin saw Ning Ruozi pleading Yue Zhong profusely in his arms, and her heart trembled, as she walked up and lowered her head and pride, as her eyes turned red. She pleaded with gritted teeth: “Master! I’m willing to serve you!! Please let me stay!!”
Yue Zhong eyed the cute and loveable Ning Ruozi, as he pinched her cheeks, and the sensation of her skin felt extremely good in his fingers. He then eyed Ning Yuxin and said indifferently: “Sure, you can stay!”
Ning Ruozi then smiled sweetly at Yue Zhong, before pouncing into his arms, and pointed at a cake and smiled coyly at Yue Zhong: “I want that!!”
“Ok!!” Yue Zhong then brought the dessert over.
Ning Ruozi opened her mouth, putting on an expression of ‘feed me’.
Yue Zhong could not resist that adorable girl, and cut a piece of cake and fed her.
“Delicious!!” Ning Ruozi ate the cake and revealed an expression of bliss.
“So refreshing!” Yue Zhong was also blown away by her cute antics, and he fed her like a mother hen, cutting pieces and delivered them into her mouth. He watched her cute expressions, and felt the fatigue and stress from the constant battles and warfare wash away.
“Little vixen!!” Ming Jiajia watched Yue Zhong feed Ning Ruozi, and her eyes were filled with jealousy. She wanted to be spoiled like that by Yue Zhong as well.
“Seems like the leader likes lolis!”
The females present saw the scene, and their eyes flashed with a strange glint.
After dinner, Yue Zhong and the rest went to a sofa and sat down.
Yue Zhong pondered for awhile before asking Su Xueling: “Xueling! Both you and Bei Mingyang came from Nanning. What’s the situation there now? Do you know?”
Yue Zhong’s home was in Nanning. It had almost been a year since the apocalypse first set in, and he did not know if his family members were still alive or not. He was a little afraid of knowing what had happened there, but at the same time, he was desperate for some information.
Su Xueling hesitated awhile before replying with a slightly difficult expression: “Bei Mingyang and I had escaped from Nanning and had not had any communications with anyone there since. Unfortunately we’re not sure about the ongoings there as well. I’m sorry Master!”
“It’s ok!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with disappointment, and softly sighed. Jingxi City and Tianxin District had fallen into his hands, and regardless of any enemies now, he possessed some form of power. Yet, all he wanted to know was the current plight of his parents.
“I know!!” Right at this time, Ning Yuxin suddenly spoke out, as she gazed at Yue Zhong: “I know about the survivors at Nanning.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes brightened in anxiety: “Oh!! Say it quickly!!”
Ning Yuxin gathered her thoughts, before saying solemnly: “I heard that after the world changed, a large number of the survivors in Nanning escaped towards Guilin City. The government of Nanning and the nearby army in Guilin gathered and captured Guilin, and has established a rather large survivor base camp there.”
“If it’s like that, I have hope!!” Yue Zhong immediately stood up excitedly when he heard the news, and started to pace about. He had an expression of worry, as he muttered to himself: “I still have hope! No! It’s already been a year!!”
Ming Jiajia looked at Yue Zhong who had become agitated, and a look of shock appeared in her eyes. She had never seen Yue Zhong so lost before, even when facing Wuyan Hong, he had never shown fear or apprehension. Everytime he did something, he was swift and resolute.
Yue Zhong stopped pacing, as he called a maid over:” Is the hot water in the pool ready?”
The nearest pretty maid smiled gently and replied: “It’s already prepared Master!”
Zheng Yaqin, as Head Maid, expected the maids to always present a smile to their master. If they could not do it, they would be punished, even dismissed from their position.
Yue Zhong nodded slightly, then walked towards the bathhouse.
In this villa, there was a huge luxurious bath of about 30 sqm built, and the moment Yue Zhong entered the pool, he saw 2 beauties kneeling by the pool in maid attire.
The 2 ladies smiled at Yue Zhong and asked: “Master, would you like us to serve and bathe you?”
Yue Zhong waved: “You are all dismissed! I would like to be alone today!”
The 2 pretty maids thus dismissed themselves.
Yue Zhong took one step into the hot water, and submerged himself in it, as his blood started to heat up.
“Maybe they’re still alive! I want to go to them!! I must go to them!” The heat churned within Yue Zhong’s body, as he contemplated and was anxious to find his parents. He had left home for more than a year already, and in this new apocalyptic world, a year’s worth of time could be the difference between life and death, and he truly wanted to leave for Guilin City now, but was afraid that he might receive the news of their passing when he reached there. This sort of suspense was causing him turmoil, precisely because he held his parents in high regard.
Right at this time, a fair-skinned female with chestnut hair and a towel wrapped around her explosive figure stroded into the pool, bringing with her a fragrant scent as she came to Yue Zhong’s side.
Yue Zhong opened his eyes, as he saw the incoming girl, who was extremely beautiful, and his eyes flashed. He said a little gloomily: “Didn’t I order you guys to be dismissed? Why are you disobedient?”
Under the stormy gaze of Yue Zhong, the body of the girl with chestnut hair trembled uncontrollably, as she pondered a while, before loosening the towel, as it dropped into the pool, revealing a youthful and vibrant body. She was also endowed with a pair of incredibly fair and full breasts.
The girl hugged Yue Zhong, as she spoke in a slightly shaky voice: “Master! I can feel your anxiety. Please use my body to release your tension!!”
When the girl entered Yue Zhong’s embrace, he could smell a mix of body shower and her own fragrance, and he could feel her soft and delicate body with his own.
Something stirred in his loins, and coupled with the troubled mood that he was in, he immediately pushed the voluptuous girl to the side of the pool, and penetrated her in one swift motion.
“Oh!!” The girl let out a moan of agony, and at the place where the two of them joined together, blood could be seen dripping into the pool.
Yue Zhong seemed to turn into a beast, and was turned on by the atmosphere, as he thrusted furiously, grabbing onto the lamb-like girl, and pumped her with all his might.
The chestnut hair beauty kept hugging Yue Zhong, accepting his violence and restlessness with a soft embrace.
After they had finished, the girl collapsed in his arms, as though she was broken, and she gasped for breath.
Yue Zhong hugged the girl, his heart free of the tension he had felt earlier, as he asked her gently: “What’s your name? Why did you do that?”
“I’m called Dong Ling! Wang Dajun killed my entire family. I had sworn then, whoever killed him, I would dedicate my entire life to him. Master, you had killed Wang Dajun, and I, Dong Ling, am willing to serve as your slave for my whole life.” Dong Ling’s hands were wrapped around Yue Zhong, as she gazed into his eyes with extreme tenderness, and began kissing him deeply on the lips.
“Wang Dajun?” Yue Zhong thought back to the report on the person. Wang Dajun was truly a person of evil deeds, and when Yue Zhong had assaulted Tianxin District, he had executed the various leaders who had retaliated, he didn’t expect that his actions had actually gained him the gratitude and heart of a beauty. *
Right at this time, the beautiful loli Ning Ruozi also hopped into the pool wrapped in a towel as she grabbed onto Yue Zhong’s arms and flirted: “Big Brother!! I want it too! You must kiss me too!”
On another side, Ming Jiajia was apparently not willing to step back, as she grabbed onto Yue Zhong’s other hand, and looked at him silently and pitifully.**
Chapter 180: Ning Ruozi!
On the left was the bubbly Ning Ruozi, on the right was the silent yet capable Ming Jiajia with extraordinary skills, and in his embrace, was Dong Ling with her extremely hot figure. Yue Zhong was literally enveloped in bliss and the fragrance of the feminine scents. It was almost heaven for him.
“Be good!!” Yue Zhong ruffled both Ning Ruozi and Ming Jiajia on their little heads, and coaxed them.
Ning Ruozi broke into an angelic smile and said: “Hehe, I was praised by Big Brother!”
On the other side, Ming Jiajia was slightly upset that Yue Zhong still treated her like a kid, yet she continued to hug his hand tightly.
Right at this time, Su Xueling and Ning Yuxin also entered the pool with white bath towels wrapped around them.
“Ruozi! Come over here!” Ning Yuxin saw how close Ning Ruozi was sticking to Yue Zhong, and she turned sullen, pulling Ning Ruozi from Yue Zhong’s side. She knew her youinger sister was extremely adorable, and was worried that Yue Zhong would covet her.
Ning Ruozi put up some resistance against Ning Yuxin and struggled: “No!! Sister, I want to hear Big Brother and his stories!! Sister! Let go of me!!”
Ning Yuxin’s face turned wooden, as she mustered her big-sister voice and said sternly: “Ruozi, be obedient! Otherwise I will get angry!”
Ning Ruozi scrunched up her face, and said in a long voice: “Yeeeeeeeess~~!”
Su Xueling sat by the pool, and looked at Dong Ling in Yue Zhong’s embrace, her eyes flashing with a complicated gaze. She was a little jealous of Dong Ling gaining Yue Zhong’s affection, yet at the same time, a small part of her heaved a sigh of relief.
Ming Jiajia who was still on Yue Zhong’s right side suddenly asked: “Master, do you want to go to Guilin City?”
Ming Jiajia had followed Yue Zhong all the way from Vietnam to China, as they slaughtered their way through, and it was the first time she saw Yue Zhong so unsettled. Her strong perception allowed her to guess that there must be people important to Yue Zhong at Guilin City.
Yue Zhong was silent for a while, before replying slowly: “En! I must definitely make a trip there in the near future!”
If Yue Zhong was still at Long Hai City, there were over a million zombies blocking the way, coupled with the fact that there were various Mutant Beasts around, and he still did not know the way to Guilin City. Even if he had wanted to head back, it was next to impossible. However, with him being at Guangxi now, the location wasn’t too far off. He was decided on heading back, and if he could, he would try to fly there.
Ming Jiajia hugged Yue Zhong’s hand tightly, and she looked at Yue Zhong with those huge eyes and said: “I shall go with you!”
“En!” Yue Zhong tousled Ming Jiajia’s hair again as he smiled.
Ming Jiajia had already undergone tough training, and her body constitution was considered above the elite forces of before the apocalypse. She could operate various weapons as well, and could summon the Shadow Wolves. Wherever Yue Zhong went, he liked to take Ming Jiajia along, because her skills complemented him and covered his weaknesses.
Yue Zhong’s close-combat skills, survival abilities and destructive power were all tyrannical, however, in terms of scouting the enemy, he could not contend with Ming Jiajia and her Shadow Wolves.
When they had entered Tianxin District, without the help of Ming Jiajia, Yue Zhong had no way of quickly flushing out the soldiers that were hiding. That was to say, Ming Jiajia played the role of a biological radar, and could pinpoint the locations to Yue Zhong, allowing him to execute his abilities perfectly.
Ning Ruozi came back and hugged Yue Zhong, with her crystal clear eyes staring at him as she puted: “Brother!! Brother!! Bring Ruozi along as well!! Ruozi wants to follow Big Brother!!”
Yue Zhong looked at the adorable Ning Ruozi, and immediately turned her down: “No way!! You don’t have any special abilities. Bringing you would be too dangerous!”
Ning Ruozi looked at Yue Zhong with tearful eyes as she pleaded: “Big Brother!! Ruozi heard that Big Brother have methods to turn people into Evolvers. If Big Brother do that to Ruozi, won’t it be safe for Ruozi to tag along?”
Hearing those words from Ning Ruozi, other than Ming Jiajia, the gazes from the other girls immediately fell on Yue Zhong.
The fact that Yue Zhong had the ability to help a person become an Evolver, almost everyone from Jingxi City and Tianxin District knew about it. Yue Zhong did not stop the news from spreading, because with this knowledge, his subordinates would work harder and be loyal, so they could stand a chance to become an Evolver with great power.
Yue Zhong ruffled Ning Ruozi’s head and said mildly: “It’s true, I do have a treasure that does that. However, it’s too precious, and I can’t give it to you now.”
The juice from the Snake Birth Fruit was too valuable, every single vial could result in an Evolver. Yue Zhong would only bestow it upon those who were loyal and willing to die for him. Initially, he had no choice but to turn Ming Jiajia into an Evolver as the situation called for it due to the lack of trusted personnel.
Ning Ruozi crunched up her face, and pouted as she ran from Yue Zhong’s side: “Ruozi’s angry!! Big Brother is a bad person! Ruozi will ignore you!!”
Yue Zhong watched Ning Ruozi, as he chuckled and did not say much. He continued to soak himself for a while, before carrying Dong Ling and leaving.
Su Xueling also stood up not long after, and headed outside.
The moment Su Xueling left, Ning Yuxin’s face turned wooden, as she lectured Ning Ruozi: “Ruozi! What’s with you today? If you continue to be like that, what if he is overcome by lust?”
The cute smile on Ning Ruozi’s face vanished, as she revealed a look of indifference and maturity that did not fit her age, using that child-like voice of hers to reply: “Sister! We’re already in his hands, if he wants to do so, we can do nothing. Life here is pretty good! If it was outside, if we fell into some other perverts’ hands, then it would truly be a fate worse than death.”
Ning Ruozi thought back to a scene where she saw a few men crowding around a pot with kids inside, and she shuddered involuntarily, which had nothing to do with the cold. She gritted her teeth as a resolute look flashed across her face, saying: “If we want to live on in this apocalyptic world, then we need strength. I will definitely control Yue Zhong, and have him under my heel. That way, us sisters will get to live safely and securely.”
Ning Yuxin retorted in anger: “What if he violates you? Men are biologically wired to be unable to control themselves!! You’re playing with fire!!”
Ning Ruozi replied indifferently: “Then let him be! Ever since we came to this villa, I’ve already prepared myself. We weak women would be violated by others, even if it’s not by him.”
Ning Yuxin shuddered with rage, and slapped Ning Ruozi on her face furiously, as she felt indignant about her sister’s nonchalant attitude towards their plight.
The slap landed hard on Ning Ruozi’s face, causing a red palm print to appear on it.
Ning Yuxin saw the imprint on her sister’s face, and her heart ached, as she hugged her tightly, and cried out: “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! It’s my fault!! It’s my fault!!”
Ning Ruozi had tears in her eyes, as she hugged Ning Yuxin back and consoled her: “You were not wrong! I didn’t know my limits. Rest assured sister, Ruozi will definitely protect you! You’re after all the only family I’ve got left. Set your mind at ease sister, Ruozi is the cutest loli on earth,.Yue Zhong being a lolicon, would not be able to resist my charms.”
Ning Yuxin hugged Ning Ruozi tightly: “No! Ruozi! It should be me protecting you! Don’t worry, I won’t let any harm come to you!”
“Let me protect you!! Whatever the cost, I, as your sister, will protect you!” Ning Yuxin hugged her only family tightly, as a resolute look flashed in her eyes.
Ning Ruozi kept silent, and the 2 beauties hugged quietly for awhile, as warm feelings surged between the 2.
“Oh right! Ruozi, just now you called Yue Zhong Big Brother, wasn’t that too mushy!”
“Eh~! That’s not true! Guys like that oh! Sister!”
Ning Yuxin was puzzled: “En? Is that true?”
“You have been too caught up with studying, that’s why you haven’t been in love, what a bummer!!”
Ning Yuxin grabbed Ning Ruozi’s cheeks and squeezed: “Little brat, you’re too mature!!”
Ning Ruozi let out a hamster-like squeak: “No Sister!! Ruozi’s undefeatable face would be damaged!!”
“Where did you learn this type of nonsense?”
“Of course through manhwas~! Once we go back, I’ll introduce you to 2 of the romance type! That way you can also understand men better! Hehe!!”
Without Yue Zhong around, Ning Ruozi did not put on any pretense of her earlier cuteness, instead she was truly wearing a smile. She who had gone through so much, knew that being able to survive with your family in this world, was the greatest joy.
Early the next morning, Yue Zhong was still in slumber, when a cute female’s voice resounded in his ear.
“Bro….ther! It’s time….to wake up, Brother!! If you’re still not up, I’m going to….take away the blanket!!”
The female voice that sounded in his ear was trembling and felt forced. Yue Zhong opened his eyes slowly, and saw Ning Yuxin dressed in white socks, white shirts and a white mini skirt, her face flushed red, as she stood there.
“Seems like….it seems like, if I don’t…do this…it won’t work!! Bro…ther, you pervert!” Ning Yuxin saw that Yue Zhong had opened his eyes, and forced down her sense of shame and fought against the urge to run, as she lowered her head to kiss him on the lips.*