God and Devil World - Chapter 351-360
Chapter 351: Valley
Kyoko immediately kneeled in front of Yue Zhong and begged: “Master, please command them to stop, otherwise those innocent survivors will be killed by them!”
Yue Zhong looked at Muto Shin and his men slaughtering the other Japanese with glee, thinking silently for a while before giving an order indifferently: “Alright, enough!”
Indeed, Yue Zhong had intended for Shin and his group to eradicate all the Japanese survivors. After all, it would be the Japanese against each other, and he didn’t really feel any emotions. However, he caught sight of 2 little girls amongst the survivors and suddenly felt unwilling to go through with the massacre.
Muto Shin immediately barked loudly: “Yue Zhong-sama has orders! Stop!”
“Hai! Wakarimashita (Understood)!” Hearing Shin’s orders, the 6 Enhancers immediately kept their weapons, looking at the survivors as though they were livestock.
The nature of reverence for the strong was etched deep in the Japanese’ bones. Yue Zhong’s strength was comparable to the Kami-s of the Takama-ga-hara. After submitting to him, they really complied with his orders.
Japan was a country that focused on hierarchy, regardless of context, work, school, gatherings, even the yakuza. The strong and upper-class would always be treated with respect. Otherwise it would be hard to survive.
Honda and the rest of thugs were still youths of the society, and had no intention of truly submitting to Yue Zhong. Hence, they had wanted to rebel and escape from him. That was why they disobeyed his orders.
With the threat of death looming over their heads, the 100-plus Japanese survivors trembled. They were unsure of how Yue Zhong was going to deal with them, given that he was Chinese. After all, Yue Zhong had been conversing in Chinese with Shin, and the survivors instantly guessed his background.
Yue Zhong came up to the leader and spoke: “What’s your name?”
Muto Shin stepped forwards and acted as a translator, posing the question once more in Japanese.
Yue Zhong would usually want the other party to accommodate him, and not the other way round. Muto Shin was not the strongest among the 7 Divine Servants of Takama-ga-hara. However, he became the leader purely because he knew Chinese.
The Japanese leader quickly got on his knees in front of Yue Zhong and spoke in Japanese: “Sir, I’m called Kira Waichi. I’m willing to swear fealty. Please accept me!”
One young Japanese roared out furiously: “Leader Waichi! He’s a Chinese dog, how can you kneel?!”
Yue Zhong looked at the youth with the outburst and spoke coldly: “Kill him!”
“Hai! “ Shin shot forwards and his blade swung down on the head of the Japanese youth. With a spray of blood, the corpse of the youth slumped to the ground.
Witnessing this cruel scene, shock was written all over the faces of the survivors. They felt their bodies shiver more, and their hearts filled with fear.
Yue Zhong was not a good-tempered person. Upon reaching here, he had been dealing with xenophobia every step of the way. This only served to fuel his foul mood and he wanted to kill some people to make an example.
Kira Waichi kneeled silently, afraid that he would be next. He could tell that even if all 100 of them charged at this Chinese man, he would be able to wipe them out easily.
Yue Zhong eyed Waichi coldly: “I’m Yue Zhong, I’ll accept you. Bring me to your base.”
It was nearing evening, and Yue Zhong needed a place to rest. The forests were too dangerous, and was not suitable for resting.
Waichi stood up and bowed in respect: “Hai!”
Led by Waichi, Yue Zhong and his group came to a valley surrounded by mountains on 3 different sides. There was only one access point.
This valley used to be the private property of an influential businessman, and there were many luxurious villas within. Around the main mansion, there were a few small wooden houses that were erected recently.
The main villa was the living quarters of Waichi and his trusted aides, as well as women. The rest of the wooden houses belonged to the ordinary members and the slaves that they have caught.
Slavery seemed like a thing of the past, but in fact, it was still persistent in modern society. Even prior to the apocalypse, slavery was rampant in Africa.
When the apocalypse happened, society crumbled. Before societal and cultural norms regained their footing, all sorts of weird characters had appeared. It was no surprise that slavery was popular again.
Even Yue Zhong’s establishments had slaves. The vast majority of them were the spoils of war between him and Wuyan Hong, and they were branded as slaves to make up for the atrocities against the Chinese. He was likewise merciless to the families of his enemies.
There were about 400 survivors in the valley. The moment Yue Zhong’s group walked in, everyone stepped out to look at them curiously.
Yue Zhong looked towards the survivors, noticing that most of them looked sallow and lacked nutrition. It felt like they could fall with just a blow of a wind.
Yue Zhong eyed them and a strange glint flashed in his eyes. He was somewhat pleased: “This place can’t compare to my Gui Ning City!”
Yue Zhong had established some form of society in Gui Ning City and Long Hai City, as long as he didn’t die, and his resources didn’t run out, the stability of his cities would not crumble. An established city was definitely a lot stronger than this small faction of Waichi.
“Welcome back, Master!!” The moment Waichi and Yue Zhong stepped into the villa, 6 beauties between the ages of 18 to 25 immediately came up to greet them in a bow.
One particular 25 year old had a voluptuous body, and there was a beauty mark at the corner of her lips. She came in to lead Waichi and Yue Zhong’s group further within the villa into a large hall.
Waichi gave an order to the beauty: “Masako, from today onwards, this Yue Zhong-sama is our leader. You must be obedient and attend to his needs. Go get Shiroyuki and Asami to come and serve Yue Zhong-sama.”
“Yes!” Masako replied respectfully, before retreating.
Waichi then turned to Yue Zhong with a smile: “Sir, Masako is the butler of this villa. She specializes in training other women. Regardless of the type of women, under her training, they would become obedient and docile.”
“Oh!” Yue Zhong replied absentmindedly.
Not long after, Masako led 2 beautiful Japanese women in kimonos into the hall. One had doll-like features, long slender legs and fair skin. Her bountiful chest threatened to push out of her clothes, and she wore an extremely sweet smile on her face. The other had an oval-shaped face, her skin as fair as snow, and her frame slender. Her chest wasn’t as impressive as the other, but her exquisite features looked as though she was a beautiful painting that had come to life.
Masako immediately introduced them to Yue Zhong: “Yue Zhong-sama! This here is Sakura Shiroyuki and this is Amano Asami. Both of them have never been touched by any men and are still virgins. Shiroyuki, Asami, come over here to greet the Master!”
The 2 beauties were reserved by Waichi to tend to experts, or to be given as gifts as a form of a bargaining chip. He had a number of beauties with him, but they were the only 2 remaining virgins.
The busty doll-like beauty was Shiroyuki, while the other exquisite beauty was Asami.
“We greet Master!” The 2 beauties stepped up and executed a Japanese-style greeting.
Yue Zhong replied mildly: “Get up!”
He had seen his fair share of beauties and would naturally not lose himself over the sight of 2 more.
The 2 beauties continued to smile sweetly as they sat down on either side of Yue Zhong and began to massage him.
“Damn it!” Kyoko thought unhappily to herself as she watched the 2 women.
Waichi looked on before asking carefully: “Sir, what is your next step?”
“Yama County. I’m making my way there.” Yue Zhong replied indifferently while on the sofa.
Shiroyuki, who was kneeling by Yue Zhong’s left side, carefully placed his hands into her clothes, in between her deep cleavage.
Yue Zhong twisted forcefully, as a bouncy yet smooth and alluring feeling travelled up his fingertips.
Shiroyuki’s face flushed red, however she continued to help Yue Zhong massage his leg.
When Waichi heard what Yue Zhong said, his eyes lit up in joy: “Yama County! Sir, you truly are an ambitious man. Shimazu Yuji is the current leader over the 10,000-strong establishment. You actually want to kill him and take it over. Truly admirable!”
Currently, Japan had returned to its feudal periods, and there were various factions vying for power. Many warlords sought to become the leader of Japan. Waichi thought that Yue Zhong wanted to be one of the contenders.
In the apocalyptic world, whoever had the strongest fist would be the leader. With Yue Zhong’s strength, it was truly enough to vie for the position of leader. If Yue Zhong were successful, Waichi would become a renowned figure as well.
Yue Zhong saw how excited Waichi was, and did not dampen his spirits. His only intention was to use the broadcast station there. He laughed mildly and assumed a superior look as he asked: “If I want to bring Yama County down, what good ideas might you have?”
Hearing this question, Waichi sunk into silence. Yama County’s Shimazu clan was truly a powerful foe, and he was like an ant to them. He had no means of even launching an attack against them. Therefore, it was a difficult question that Yue Zhong was posing to him.
Chapter 352: Battle in the Night!
Waichi thought hard and long, before replying slowly: “Sir, the Shimazu clan is truly powerful.”
“Even if Sir, you are invincible and can fight against gods and devils, you can’t afford to just charge in like this. There are still other factions like the Saishima, Keiwa and Yoshida establishments around. If we can conquer them and assimilate them into our forces, we would possess enough capacity to contend with the Shimazu clan.”
There were various factions of different strengths, if one wanted to expand one’s strength, the only way was to swallow the other smaller factions. Waichi had intended to do just that, that was why he had launched an assault on the smaller factions nearby.
However, Yue Zhong wasn’t too interested in establishing a huge faction here in Japan. Although the Japanese revered the strong, there was a strong xenophobia. With his strength, it wasn’t a problem to form a decent-sized base. However, it would be much tougher to expand and contend against Takama-ga-hara. After all, it would be increasingly hard to find trustworthy subordinates.
Even if Waichi and Muto Shin were both at his command, the moment a strong enemy appeared, Yue Zhong would have to be on his guard against these 2 fellows while fighting off the enemy. After all, they were now listening to him purely because they had no choice. It wasn’t out of their own free will.
Right at this time, a middle-aged man of about 37 years old wearing an eye patch came storming into the villa. He had a suit, and there was a long blade at his waist. He even emitted a strong killing intent as he barked out coldly: “You pathetic trash dare to even dream about taking on the glorious Shimazu clan? What a bunch of fools!”
8 other men came storming behind him, each of them wearing male kimonos.
Waichi’s face turned ugly when he saw how brazen these 9 intruders were, pulling out his odachi at his waist as he barked: “Who are you people?”
This was a relatively unknown place, and ordinary people would not be able to just barge in. It was obvious that they did not come with good intentions.
The guy with the eye-patch looked at Waichi coldly and ordered: “I’m Kuwata Masashi from the Shimazu Clan. Kira Waichi! I had originally intended to let you live, and allow you to join our Shimazu Clan. However, you dare to collude with a Chinese! You’re a failure to our glorious race! Today, I shall wipe you off the face of the earth! Kill him!”
“Sir! Save me!” Waichi’s level was only at 38, and he was definitely not a match against 4 Enhancers above his level.
As the 4 Enhancers were about to slice Waichi, Yue Zhong whose left hand was still in between the huge breasts of Shiroyuki raised his Stinger with his right hand, and fired 4 consecutive shots.
Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!
Just as the odachis of the 4 Enhancers were about to land on Waichi’s body, their heads were instantly blasted into smithereens, blood and brain matter splattering onto the floor.
Yue Zhong’s Agility was at 203 and he had a reaction speed 20 times of an ordinary person. This had already exceeded a Type 2 Lightning’s speed. Even a Level 40 Agility-based Evolver could not surpass him. The speed of those 4 Enhancers might seem lightning-quick to most, but to Yue Zhong, they were as slow as ants.
“So strong!!” Waichi saw the fate of those Enhancers and sucked in a ragged breath, turning behind to look at the indifferent Yue Zhong. His eyes flashed with delight. If it wasn’t for Yue Zhong, he would have already been halfway to heaven, his body dismembered.
Seeing how casually Yue Zhong had disposed of 4 Agility Enhancers, Masashi and the remaining 4 men had looks of disbelief on their faces, and they took a few steps back involuntarily.
Yue Zhong sat at his seat like a killing god and shot the intruders a cold glare: “Kneel down! Or die!”
Masashi immediately bowed down apologetically: “Esteemed one! I’m Kuwata Masashi from the Shimazu Clan, this time, we had unknowingly offended you, and incurred your wrath. We seek your mercy and magnanimity in allowing us to leave. Our Shimazu Clan will definitely offer you beautiful virgins and precious rations as a token of apology.”
Masashi had brought his men intending to wipe out Waichi’s faction, thinking that it would be a breeze. Only 8 of his subordinates were enough to overcome all of Waichi’s forces. The only problem was that they could not have possibly foreseen the arrival of Yue Zhong.
“Go to hell!” Yue Zhong eyed the 5 of them coldly and fired another 5 shots with the Stinger.
After 5 consecutive shots rang out, the heads of Masashi and his men were instantly blasted. Not a single person could react in time.
“Strong! So terrifying!” Waichi, Shin looked at Yue Zhong, who had fired without talking, their hearts filled with mixed emotions.
They were excited because they had the backing of such a terrifying expert, any ordinary factions that dared to provoke them would be courting death. The fear, however, was that Yue Zhong was likely to kill more than he spoke, and they were truly terrified that Yue Zhong might just kill them without saying anything.
Shiroyuki and Asami who had been kneeling and watching saw the instantaneous deaths of those 9 intruders, had their bodies froze. They had just witnessed Yue Zhong’s cold-blooded killing of the people from the Shimazu Clan, and knew that if this person was provoked, even they would not be spared.
While most people thought of the modern Japanese man as gentle, in truth, many of them were still chauvinists. In this apocalypse, just like any other man who had given into their inner demons, many had become vile and perverse. There was no remorse in slaughter. Back then, during the Rape of Nanking, many female corpses were carted out of the cities in trucks to be buried.
A subordinate covered in blood ran into the hall in an extremely pitiful state and hollered: “Sir!! Sir!! There’re many intruders out there now! The Saishima, Keiwa and Yoshida factions have just brought their men over. The valley is already under attack, and they’re charging in!”
“What?!” When Waichi heard those words, his face fell. They were still in the midst of discussion on how to swallow those families, who would have thought they actually came to attack first.
“Sir! Please lend us a hand and eliminate those intruders!” Waichi got on his knees and begged Yue Zhong.
Every single one of those factions were individually more powerful than Waichi’s faction, and now all 3 were attacking them at the same time!
“En!” Yue Zhong removed his left hand from Shiroyuki’s kimono and stood up.
As he stood up, the floorboard suddenly split open, and a shadow appeared in a flash, striking at Yue Zhong’s heart.
This shadow was the top assassin of the Shimazu Clan, a ninja that was Level 53. He was extremely skilled in the art of assassination, and even Level 60 or 70 Enhancers would not necessarily survive an assassination attempt of his.
“Watch out!!” Kyoko screamed out. In the entire hall, she was the only one that truly cared for his wellbeing.
“Will he die?” Shin looked at the ninja with a worried look. The assassin had appeared too suddenly, and Shin did not dare to guarantee that a Kami-sama level expert from Takama-ga-hara would be able to survive that assassination.
“Too slow!” Just as the ninja reached Yue Zhong, Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly and he sent an explosive fist towards the face of the ninja. A 10-times Strength came blasting into the ninja’s face, breaking his nose and denting his head inwards. The ninja’s body was sent flying through the hall and knocked into a wall, before sliding down and becoming motionless. He was dead.
Waichi could not help but shudder and thought to himself: “This guy’s insane! Even this was not enough to take him out!! He’s too scary!”
If it had been Waichi, his head would have already been separated from his body, before he even knew what was going on.
“Come with me!” Yue Zhong looked at Kyoko, before striding out the door.
“Yes!” Kyoko’s eyes lit up in joy as she scampered after him.
Shin looked at Kyoko’s back and his eyes had a strange look: “Seems like Kyoko does possess a position in his heart. Second only to that humanoid weapon on his back.”
Yue Zhong walked out the villa, only to see a messy scene out in the valley. Many survivors were currently running towards the villa.
Every single militant that had intruded were vicious and cruel, laughing savagely as they killed the survivors who were trying to escape. Many of them grabbed women and tore their clothes off before proceeding to violate them.
There were many families living within the numerous wooden huts. Some women were also malnourished and weak, but it didn’t matter to those militants. Those who weren’t good looking were instead tortured by their weapons, and there were all sorts of maniacal laughter and screams of misery resounding throughout the valley.
The perverse militants didn’t even spare any of the young girls or boys, taking off their clothes and raping them. There were a few militants who began setting fire to the wooden huts, causing them to burn up.
The entire valley looked like a scene right out of hell!
Chapter 353: Defeating the 3-clan alliance!
Yue Zhong looked at the cruel hell-like scene in front of him, as he pulled out his 2m-long Black Tooth Blade to slice a militant in front of him in two.
Yue Zhong ordered Shin beside him: “Go! Kill all the intruders!”
“Hai!” Shin and Waichi replied respectfully, and roared out loudly: “Kill all intruders!!”
Under Yue Zhong’s orders, the combined forces of Shin and Waichi charged towards the militants who were currently raping women. The militants of the 3 factions were so engrossed in their vile acts that they lost all bearings of discipline.
Yue Zhong brought Kyoko as he continued outwards, not caring about the slaughter amongst the Japanese people. Any Enhancer or militant that took action against him would be instantly killed, their bodies sliced in two.
Yue Zhong’s appearance was like an undefeatable general that stormed the battlefield, giving Shin, Waichi and their troops a boosted morale, while at the same time, pressurizing the enemies who tried to retreat when they could.
However, after a bout of shouts, 3 teams consisting of about 20 to 30 people suddenly appeared. Their moves were not ordinary, and they began to launch a counter attack on Shin and Waichi’s forces.
“Enhancers!!” Yue Zhong saw those soldiers and his pupils constricted, recognizing that they were all Enhancers.
These 30 men were the joint elites of the Saishima, Keiwa and Yoshida factions. Everyone of them were above Level 20, and were the precious soldiers of the alliance. They were considered the trump cards as well.
Without hesitating, Yue Zhong activated his Shadow Steps and flew into the midst of one of the teams. His Black Tooth Blade began to swing around like a meat grinder, slicing all the Enhancers in a 5m-radius into two.
Within 10 seconds, 20 Enhancers were slaughtered, and the troops were basically annihilated by Yue Zhong, with the remaining soldiers trying to escape.
“Go to hell!!”
Among the Japanese, there were a few that were unafraid of death. They surrounded Yue Zhong, roaring in fury to disperse the fear in their hearts, as they charged at him.
Facing the kamikaze attacks of those 8 militants, Yue Zhong scoffed and unleashed 8 blade beams, instantly slicing the 8 militants apart. Fresh blood sprayed everywhere in a gory manner.
“He’s a demon!!”
Seeing how easily Yue Zhong killed 8 Agility-based Enhancers, the rest of the 3 teams got frightened out of their wits. They began to escape in various directions.
“Get on the ground!! Or you can die!!” Yue Zhong shot forwards and killed one escaping Enhancer, before barking loudly.
“Kneel! We’ll kill those who disobey!!” Shin heard Yue Zhong’s orders and immediately shouted out in Japanese.
“Kneel! We’ll kill those who disobey!!”
On the battlefield, the Japanese troops under Yue Zhong began to shout across the battlefield.
The elites had been wiped out pitifully by Yue Zhong, causing the morale and spirit of the other soldiers to crumble. They hurriedly abandoned their weapon and got on the ground.
The Enhancers of the 3 factions also kneeled to surrender to Yue Zhong. They were after all ordinary people prior to the apocalypse, and lost their courage the moment death seemed inevitable.
There were both male and female Enhancers among the intruding troops of the Saishima, Keiwa and Yoshida factions. When the oppressed saw that their enemies had been subdued, they instantly surrounded the female Enhancers, and began to tear their clothes off to rape them on the spot.
Some of them were even perverse enough to grab an odachi to pierce some of the female Enhancers, cutting new wounds and causing moans of agony.
The tortured had become the torturers. In fact, they were even more vicious and cruel. Those female Enhancers were like top existences, which gave rise to a desire in the soldiers to torture them.
“Hahaha!!” One soldier was currently raping a woman while excitedly carving the woman’s skin with his odachi. The woman was covered in bloody wounds, yet he continued to laugh with glee.
Yue Zhong frowned and immediately shot forward to behead the soldier, as a shower of blood splattered all over the Japanese woman.
The naked Japanese woman just laid there numbly, her eyes devoid of any emotions. She had already suffered plenty of humiliation at the hands of other men even before becoming an Enhancer. It was just a repeat of events to her.
However, the rest of the soldiers were all stunned when they saw Yue Zhong slaughtering his own subordinate, and stopped whatever they were doing, eyeing him helplessly.
Yue Zhong swept a gaze across the field as his cold voice rang out: “If you want women, sure. However, it must be through proper protocol. Before I assign any to you, they are all MY spoils of war. Whoever dares to use them, I will kill him!”
These militants weren’t Chinese anyway, and Yue Zhong had no qualms killing them. Furthermore, even if they all decide to revolt, he was more than enough to wipe them out.
Hearing his words, the militants began dressing again, looking at the women somewhat unwillingly. Compared to the women, they valued their lives more. Furthermore, they knew that Yue Zhong himself had caused the defeat of the 3-clan alliance. He was practically a demon on the battlefield, and no one dared challenge his authority.
3 of the captives came in front of him and kneeled down as they spoke: “Sir!! I’m the head of Saishima/Keiwa/Yoshida Clan, Saishima Shohei/Keiwa Masataka/Shinji Yoshida! Today, we had unknowingly offended sir, and we seek your forgiveness. We’re willing to pledge the allegiance of the Saishima/Keiwa/Yoshida factions and join your power!”
Waichi quickly came up to Yue Zhong and spoke urgently: “Sir!! They’re not joining with good intentions! This is the time to kill them and assimilate their troops!”
The 3 clans were all larger than Waichi’s factions, and he was afraid that once the 3 clans joined, they would become a faction larger than him, that was why he wanted to prevent that.
Of course, Waichi’s suggestion was not wrong. If Yue Zhong really wanted to establish a faction that truly belonged to him in Japan, he had to wipe out the previous leaders and take in their subordinates.
When the 3 clan leaders heard Waichi’s words, they were filled with hatred and killing intent towards him. However, they did not dare step out of line as they watched Yue Zhong carefully, unsure how he would deal with them.
Yue Zhong eyed Waichi coldly: “Waichi, when has it been your turn to make decisions for me?”
Waichi’s heart turned cold and he immediately kneeled and kowtowed: “I apologize! Sir! Please forgive my mistake!!”
Yue Zhong glanced at the 3 leaders and spoke: “From today on, you 3 are my subordinates. Work hard for me, or you’ll face death.”
“Hai!” The 3 leaders responded in a resounding yes.
Yue Zhong asked: “Among you guys, who knows Chinese?”
“I do!” Saishima Shohei spoke up in slightly broken Chinese: “I was interested in the rich culture and history of China and its 5,000 years of heritage. When I was young, I had wanted to study in China, but unfortunately, I did not get the chance to.”
Yue Zhong immediately gave an order: “Good! From today on, Saishima Shohei, Kira Waichi, Muto Shin and Ida Kyoko. You 4 will be the Elders of this establishment. Kyoko is the 1st Elder, Shin is the 2nd Elder, Waichi is the 3rd Elder and Shohei will be the 4th Elder. Keiwa Masataka and Shinji Yoshida will follow Kyoko.”
“Many thanks Sir!” Shohei immediately bowed in gratitude. He was jubilant that his past decision to learn Chinese had paid off today, earning him a position in this faction.
The other 2 clan leaders were filled with envy.
Waichi felt sour in his heart as well: “Damn it! If only I knew Chinese as well. If I hadn’t given Shiroyuki and Asami to Sir, I might not have even gotten this Elder position. I must work harder to learn Chinese and become a trusted aide of Yue Zhong-sama!”
Upon returning to the villa, Yue Zhong asked Shohei: “Was this operation instigated by the Shimazu Clan, Saishima-Head?”
Shohei looked at Yue Zhong and replied: “Yes! Sir! This time, it was the Shimazu Clan who ordered us to come. They had promised, that if we can conquer Waichi’s faction, he would allow us to join the Shimazu clan, plus there would be no change to the our current control.”
In this apocalypse, it was hard for the smaller factions to survive. If they could join a larger faction, and still retain their own troops and control, it was an attractive offer.
Of course, in doing so, there would be potential problems in the long run as well. The various factions within the larger faction could potentially overthrow the main power should they all ally together.
Yue Zhong thought for a while before asking: “What was the most recent activity on the Shimazu’s side?”
Saishima Shohei gave an important intel to Yue Zhong: “Yama County is currently facing a strange movement from the zombie horde nearby. In 4 days, the horde will reach the base of the Shimazu Clan.”
Chapter 354: Enjoyment
“Oh! So there was something like that!” Yue Zhong’s eyebrows arched slightly, and he understood why the Shimazu Clan would suddenly recruit and absorb other factions.
A horde attack was a huge headache for any faction. Yue Zhong had fended off a number of hordes himself, and each time, the expenditure of ammo and casualties would cause him to be frustrated. Without enough manpower, he would have lost all of his troops. The Shimazu Clan obviously intended to gather the surrounding factions to fight off the horde together.
Yue Zhong then asked a few more questions before dismissing them: “You can go!”
“Hai!” Shohei and the rest left the room.
“Sir! The hot water in the bath is ready! Would you like to use it now?” After Shohei and the rest left, the voluptuous and beautiful Masako came in, asking respectfully.
Masako had been an instructor for females prior to the apocalypse, and she was well-versed in Japanese, Chinese, English, Russian, French, German and a few other languages. Conversing with Yue Zhong in Chinese was no problem for her.
“En! Take me there!” Yue Zhong had fought and killed a fair share of his enemies, and he needed a bath to wash off the blood.
Masako led Yue Zhong to the huge bathroom of the villa.
In the middle of the marble-paved flooring, there was a huge pool the size of 400sqm. There was even a small faux hill in the middle, where hot water would flow out from, filling the pool. The steam was very dense as it rose and filled up the room.
Within the pool, 8 beauties who were wrapped in towels were kneeling on the ground. When Yue Zhong entered the pool, they greeted him carefully: “Welcome Master!”
Shiroyuki and Asami also came in and kneeled down respectfully beside Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong spoke indifferently: “Shiroyuki and Asami can stay, the rest of you may go!”
“Hai!” Masako translated her words, and the rest of the maidservants left.
Shiroyuki and Asami came closer to Yue Zhong and began to undress him.
He slid into the hot water and felt comfortable almost immediately. The accumulated exhaustion in his body began to disappear.
Shiroyuki entered the pool and brought water up all over her full breasts, before soaping herself up and pressing against Yue Zhong’s back to clean him with her body.
Asami on the other hand soaped Yue Zhong’s legs and cleaned them thoroughly, before lowering her head to take in his toes into her small mouth. She began to use her tongue in short and sharp motions to clean them.
Yue Zhong, who had been relaxing with his eyes closed felt his toes entering a warm and moist area, and he opened his eyes, only to discover Asami servicing him.
“Is this a little too much?: He looked at how shamelessly Asami was cleaning his foot and felt his heart tremble. He might have been a dictator back at home and had many slaves to do his bidding, but he had never forced the other party to do something like this. No one would obviously help him clean his toes willingly.
However, the exquisite Asami had the looks of a Japanese idol from prior to the apocalypse, and seeing such a beautiful girl lowering herself to service him, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement.
Yue Zhong struggled internally for a while, before deciding to just give in to the pleasure and enjoy her service: “Forget it! This isn’t China anyway, and it might be their custom to do so. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
Asami had undergone strict training and instruction from Masako. She continued to treat Yue Zhong’s feet, while using coquettish eyes to shoot furtive glances at Yue Zhong. It was truly titillating, and it didn’t seem like she was a virgin at all.
After thoroughly cleaning Yue Zhong’s feet, she climbed up onto Yue Zhong, before grabbing onto his member, and taking the initiative to guide it into her.
Yue Zhong had not let himself go for a long time, and he naturally would not turn away someone who offered herself. He pushed her down beside the pool, and began to pound furiously.
Shiroyuki continued to use her voluptuous breasts to add to the excitement, while constantly rubbing his back.
Yue Zhong’s constitution was far beyond any normal person, after being done with Asami, and leaving her limp on the ground, he reached for Shiroyuki and proceeded to pound her as well.
2 puddles of blood formed at the poolside.
Early the next morning, Yue Zhong opened his eyes to find the 2 beauties lying on either of his sides. Seeing them lying docilely in his embrace while sleeping, the tension in his shoulders and stress weighing on his mind was somewhat lifted.
After coming to Japan, Yue Zhong had been on alert at all times, and the pressure wasn’t weak. Having released the pent up stress, he felt much better. After all, while his constitution was strong, stress was not something that could be recovered from if he kept at his activities all day long.
Yue Zhong wanted to return to China, and he required a broadcast station, an airplane, a pilot and fuel. Even with all these things, it was not a guaranteed journey. This was a stressful situation for him. Those resources were not easy to obtain, as small factions would not have them, and larger factions would definitely not give them up easily. After all, which faction would just lend such important resources out?
Yue Zhong had a few helicopters and every single one of them was precious to him. He wouldn’t lend it to anyone. He was clear on how difficult it would be to obtain them.
Yue Zhong shifted slightly, and Shiroyuki was stirred awake: “Master! You’re awake!”
“Master, you’re truly energetic! Let me deal with that for you!” Her naked body felt the stir of a hot and stiff rod, and her eyes twinkled mischievously, before she dove under the covers. Lowering her head, she took Yue Zhong’s member into her cherry-like lips.
Yue Zhong was also aroused by this exotic and alluring beauty, and immediately dover under the covers to enjoy her taste as well. Not long after, Asami also woke up and joined in the fray.
After having breakfast, Yue Zhong went out with Shohei towards the camps of the 3-clan alliance.
By that time, the alliance had already gathered all of their people into a small town, with a total of 1,200 people.
After gathering all these people, Shohei spoke: “Sir, these are all of our people.”
Yue Zhong looked at at the 1,200 survivors and asked: “Any of you Chinese?”
Every single one of them kept silent.
Yue Zhong sighed lightly. He had intended to find some Chinese people he could trust. It seemed that the plan had to be scraped.
Shohei spoke up daringly: “Sir, if you want to find some Chinese people, the Shimazu Clan will most likely have them. I remember that there are over 200 Chinese survivors there.”
“En! Go back!” Yue Zhong turned around and replied.
Shohei thus led the 1,200 survivors towards the valley.
Waichi’s valley was spacious enough to accommodate over a thousand people. Even the villa itself could fit a few hundred people with no problems.
The moment they returned to the valley, Waichi came over and reported: “Sir! The Shimazu Clan had sent someone to negotiate with you. Would you like to see him?”
A tinge of excitement arose in Yue Zhong’s heart: “Oh! The Shimazu Clan? Bring them in.”
An average-looking man in a suit came walking in, before kneeling respectfully in front of Yue Zhong. He spoke in Chinese: “I’m Tanaka Shiro from the Shimazu Clan, it is an honour to meet you, Yue Zhong-sama. Please forgive us for the offence last night.”
The matter of Yue Zhong killing 9 Shimazu Clan members in a matter of seconds had spread throughout the entire clan within a night. Dealing with such an expert was a headache, hence they decided to send a diplomat over.
“This is a gift from us, we hope to appease your anger.” Tanaka Shiro clapped his hands as 2 beauties entered from outside.
The older girl was about 17 or 18, and she had an alluring figure, with slight make-up on that accentuated her features. The younger girl was about 13 or 14, and her long hair was in a ponytail. She had long slender limbs, and surprisingly, a well-developed C-cup chest. Her face had large eyes and was pretty, it truly fit the description of a loli.
Tanaka Shiro spoke respectfully: “This is Yoshino Megumi, an idol before the apocalypse. She’s 17 this year. This is her sister Yoshino Sayaka, 14 this year. They’re both virgins, and we hope that they’re to your liking.”
The sisters were one of the top beauties in the Shimazu clan. They were saved to pull strong experts over to the Shimazu Clan. Few people could withstand such a tempting pair of sisters, especially when one of them used to be an idol.
Yue Zhong eyed Tanaka Shiro and spoke mildly: “I’ll accept the gifts then. Yesterday’s matters has come to a close. What else do you have for me?”
Tanaka Shiro quickly ordered the sisters: “Megumi, Sayaka, go over to your master!”
The pair of sisters kneeled in front of Yue Zhong and greeted: “Yoshino Megumi (Yoshino Sayaka), greets Master!”
Yue Zhong called out: “Masako, take them away!”
Masako came out and led the Yoshino sisters away.
Tanaka Shiro saw that Yue Zhong had accepted the 2 sisters and dived straight to the point: “Yue Zhong-sama, our Shimazu Clan hopes to form an alliance with you!”
When Yue Zhong heard his words, he replied without batting an eyelid: “Alliance? It’s not impossible. What conditions do you guys have? If they are acceptable, I’ll form an alliance with you!”
Chapter 355: Clash!
Tanaka Shiro handed over a photo album and a tablet to Yue Zhong and said: “Yue Zhong-sama, we’re willing to give you a thousand ton of food, 10 beautiful virgins, 1 ton of fuel, 2 off-road vehicles. At the same time, as an expression of goodwill, our Shimazu Clan Leader would like to offer his daughter, Shimazu Mina’s hand in marriage. This are her pictures and videos.”
Yue Zhong flippee the album casually and checked out the tablet, and saw what Shimazu Mina was like.
She was a girl of about 14 to 15, and wore a faded yellow skirt and white cotton top. Although her figure was petite, she had explosive measurements, boasting a C-cup bust, fair skin, and an extraordinary aura. Her looks were graceful and refined, and when she smiled, it was truly charming.
Yue Zhong did not skip a beat and continued: “Add another 200 rifles and 20,000 rounds of ammunition!”
Tanaka Shiro replied: “Sir, I can only promise an additional 10 rifles and 1,000 rounds. However, we can provide 20 more virgins. As long as you agree to the alliance, we can still send more virgins from today onwards.”
In this apocalyptic world, firearms were more important and precious compared to virgins. The Shimazu Clan was willing to hand over virgins rather than firearms to prevent Yue Zhong’s military might from increasing.
Yue Zhong had no intentions of expanding in Japan anyway, and he directed the topic to his true aim: “Alright. I agree to those terms. However, I heard that you guys have a broadcast station. I would like to use it, there shouldn’t be a problem right?”
Tanaka Shiro celebrated silently: “No problem! The details will have to be discussed at Yama county though, so we would like to invite you there. The broadcast station is there.”
Yue Zhong turned to Waichi and Shohei, giving an order: “Alright! Waichi, Shohei, I’ll follow Tanaka Shiro to Yama County. I leave this place to you guys.”
Waichi and Shohei were overjoyed and quickly bowed respectfully.
After making his arrangements, Yue Zhong organized 40 Enhancers of Level 20 and above into 2 groups, handing command of each group to Muto Shin and Ida Kyoko respectively. He brought Shiroyuki and Asami with him on the journey to Yama County.
Although the Shimazu Clan was known to control Yama County, in actual fact, they had conquered a small town nearby as their base. There were over 500,000 zombies gathered within Yama County and the Shimazu Clan had no way of taking care of them.
The town that was the Shimazu’s base of operation was called Sakura Town. It used to hold over 30,000 people, hence it wasn’t a problem for the 10,000-strong Shimazu Clan.
Prior to the apocalypse, Sakura Town was known for its hot springs, which had now turned to a huge giant spring. There were 6m-tall walls constructed around the town, surrounded by long rivers as well. The entire place had become some sort of fortress.
When Yue Zhong and the rest entered the town, they saw many survivors busy constructing defences. Men, women, the old and young alike, they were all hard at work. In order to face against the impending horde, everyone was working hard.
At this time, it was about lunch, and Yue Zhong could see the survivors lining up orderly to get their food.
Out of curiosity, Yue Zhong walked over to take a look, and discovered that the survivors were having porridge and wild leaf.
“The Shimazu Clan’s resources should be thin as well.” Yue Zhong eyed the food and the weak-looking survivors and came to a conclusion.
The problem of food was a large one that all factions had to face since the start of the apocalypse. Yue Zhong had managed to fight battle after battle because the number of survivors he had was less by over a 100 times. With enough resources from prior to the apocalypse, they were able to sustain themselves.
“Let go of me!! Let go of me!!” Just as Yue Zhong was observing the survivors, he heard Shiroyuki’s voice from the side.
Yue Zhong frowned and turned, only to see a few youths with dyed hair and strange clothing surrounding Shiroyuki and Asami. The leader was a blond hair punk with piercings in his ears and nose. He was currently grabbing Shiroyuki’s hands.
Muto Shin looked at the youth and his eyes flashed with a hint of fear, leading his men to face off against the rest of the youths.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with an icy look and he strided over.
Tanaka Shiro looked at the youth and called out to him anxiously: “Arai-kun! Quick let go of the woman! She’s Yue Zhong-sama’s woman!”
The youth was called Arai Fuji, and he was the successor to one of the 3 strong factions with the Shimazu clan, the Arai Clan. He had a good background and was an Evolver to boot. His level was above 45, and was a strong expert in the Shimazu Clan. Due to his strength, he had fearlessly snatched Shiroyuki from Muto Shin’s side.
Arai Fuji roared with laughter as he made to grab Shiroyuki’s breasts. He liked big-breasted women: “Yue Zhong, that China man? China dog?! What an idiot, he dared to come here, he’s practically seeking death! I will kill him later, and take in all his women. Such a beauty, only I have the qualifications to enjoy!! Hahaha!”
Just as his hands were about to land on Shiroyuki’s breasts, a flash of a blade swung by, and his right hand was removed cleanly from his arm, fresh blood splattering.
“Ah!!!” Arai Fuji could not help but screamed out.
“Go to hell! Your women will be mine!” Yue Zhong’s gaze was icy cold as he swung his Black Tooth Blade, and Arai Fuji’s head was immediately chopped off. Fresh blood splattered everywhere, dyeing the ground red.
Yue Zhong then pointed to the dozen of youths who had followed Arai Fuji and barked: “You fuckers, get down on your knees. Serve me, or you can die!”
This was Japan. It was not in China where Yue Zhong was unwilling to kill. However, the moment he acted, nothing could stop him.
Muto Shin immediately translated his words into Japanese.
“Kill him! Avenge Arai-kun!!”
“Everybody, charge together!! Kill him!!”
6 of the youths immediately shouted and charged at Yue Zhong, activating their abilities. They charged at Yue Zhong with a speed of about 6 to 7 times that of Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed, and he brought down the life-taking Black Tooth Blade a few more times, instantly slicing the assaulters in two. Their body parts flopped to the ground in huge showers of blood.
“Demon!! He’s a demon!!”
“Demon!! He’s a demon!! Too scary!!”
“Don’t kill me!! Please!! Please don’t kill me!”
The rest of the youths immediately got down on their knees and pleaded for their lives.
“Take me to the Arai clan!” Yue Zhong pointed at them with the Black Tooth Blade and barked out an order.
“Yes!! Sir!! Please come this way!!”
The youths stood up and began to lead Yue Zhong towards the Arai Clan.
Tanaka Shiro’s face was pale white as he tried to advise Yue Zhong: “Yue Zhong-sama! The Arai family is one of the 3 strongest factions in the Shimazu Clan! Please reconsider, don’t be rash! Let me go and discuss this with the leader. Please maintain your calm and do not antagonize the Arai family any longer!”
Arai Fuji was was a natural Evolver and he was just executed in cold blood by Yue Zhong. This was enough grounds for both parties to have an irreconcilable grudge. When he thought up to this point, Tanaka Shiro felt his head hurt. He had already guessed that Yue Zhong was not to be provoked, but he never expected that Yue Zhong had actually killed the Shimazu people in their own territory.
Yue Zhong’s gaze was extremely icy as he walked over towards the Arai Clan: “Is this the way the Shimazu Clan welcomes its guests? I came here out of goodwill to be your ally, and there’re people already intending to kill me and steal my women. Am I that easy to bully? Tanaka Shiro, save your breath! Today, I’ll wipe out the Arai Clan!”
“Damn it!! How did it come to this, I need to report this to Shimazu-sama!” Tanaka Shiro’s face fell, and he hurried towards the direction of the main Shimazu house.
“It’s this place!!” One of the youths that submitted pointed to a luxurious place and told Yue Zhong.
“Charge in! Kill all those who don’t kneel to surrender!” Yue Zhong shot forward like an arrow and killed the 2 guards with a swing of his Black Tooth Blade before shouting out the vicious order.
“Charge in! Kill all those who don’t kneel to surrender!” Muto Shin followed in with bloodshot eyes. He was extremely clear that he had allowed Shiroyuki to be snatched, which caused Yue Zhong to be extremely unhappy. If he didn’t perform better, his position beside Yue Zhong would definitely plummet.
Yue Zhong charged into the Arai house and immediately felt a sense of danger. He leaped towards the left.
A sniper bullet fired at where Yue Zhong was, if he had been the slightest bit slower, his brain might have been penetrated. Apparently there was a sniper protecting the family. Their position was not simple.
Yue Zhong lifted his head towards the direction of the sniper and shot out a ball of Devil Flame. It instantly incinerated the entire bunker, turning the sniper inside into ash.
“Who are you people, you dare attack the Arai Clan?!” Motoki Shiro, a Level 56 expert came charging into the villa, leading 20 Enhancers of above Level 30. He roared furiously when he saw Muto Shin and the rest massacring the people in the Arai Clan.
Chapter 356: Annihilating the Arai Clan!
“Kill all of the people!” Yue Zhong’s eyes blazed, and he activated his Shadow Steps. His speed instantly soared, exceeding a Type 2 Lightning. He disappeared and appeared right in front of Motoki Shiro in a flash, slashing at him.
Yue Zhong’s speed had vastly surpassed that of a Type 2 Lightning. Even some weaker Type 3 Mutant Beasts might not be able to contend with him. That single slash of his was as fast as lightning, and Motoki Shiro did not even have time to react nor cast his own ability. His head was separated from his body in a shower of blood.
“Who is this guy?”
“Lord Motoki had been killed in just a second!!”
“Is he a demon?”
Seeing the strongest expert of the Arai Clan taken out in one strike, the soldiers present felt a chill in their hearts, and lost their will to fight in an instant.
Initially, if these 20 Level 30 Enhancers were to give their all, even if they were ultimately disposed of by Yue Zhong, they would still be enough to create some trouble for him. However, in that display of strength, they immediately fell on their knees, without a single shred of their courage or confidence.
“Clan Lord-sama, things are bad!! Yue Zhong is killing his way in! Lord Motoki Shiro has been killed by him in a single move!” One servant ran into a bedroom and reported anxiously to a middle-aged man. This middle-aged man was precisely the patriarch of the Arai Clan, Arai Onikiri.
Arai Onikiri’s face fell as he threw the 12-year-old girl in his embrace onto the floor, shouting: “What?! Motoki Shiro is dead? How is that possible?!”
Motoki Shiro was the top expert of the Arai Clan, and Arai Onikiri just couldn’t believe that he would be killed by someone else.
“He’s dead, you’re next.” Yue Zhong stepped in at this moment, his gaze traveled from Arai Onikiri to the little girl beside him whose body was riddled with bite marks and eyes were devoid of emotions. Yue Zhong’s killing intent intensified.
Arai Onikiri frowned and asked Yue Zhong without his usual overbearing tone: “You must be Yue Zhong! I’m Arai Onikiri of the Arai Clan. This is the first time we’ve met. We have no grudge, why have you suddenly charged in to kill my clan members? This is the Shimazu territory, do you think you’ll get away with this?”
Yue Zhong stepped forward and his blade swung down, causing the head of Arai Onikiri to soar through the air. A hot shower of blood sprayed everywhere, dying the room red.
Yue Zhong looked at the headless corpse and spat coldly: “You talk too much. Today, I’m using your head to establish my position.”
“Don’t kill me! I’ll let you do what you want. Please don’t hit me. Don’t hit me! I’m a dog! I’m a bitch! Rarff! Rarff! Rarff!” The little girl saw Arai Onikiri’s corpse and fear flashed in her eyes. She crawled towards Yue Zhong’s feet like a dog and pleaded while barking.
Arai Onikiri was also a pervert, and loved to torment young girls. It seemed that this young girl was one of his victims.
Yue Zhong eyed the little girl, noticing that her eyes were large and her skin was fair. Her body was frail and small, and her limbs looked like they would break at any moment. Her features were delicate and her bust was already well-developed, looking like a pair of buns. She was a pretty loli.
Yue Zhong looked at the trembling girl and frowned before using Japanese: “Stand up!”
“Hai!” The girl got up shakingly, looking at Yue Zhong with fear.
“Put on some clothes and come with me!” Yue Zhong threw her a set of clothes before turning around to leave the room.
The girl received the clothes and stood silently behind Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong asked: “What’s your name?”
The Japanese loli began to speak: “I’m Ogura Reiya. 12 this year. 5 days ago, my mother and I were captured by Arai Onikiri. After 5 days of training, I was sent today to service Arai Onikiri-sama. I haven’t been here long, and wasn’t humiliated yet by Arai Onikiri-sama, before you appeared, Sir.”
“Where’s your mother?”
Ogura Reiya’s face turned pale and her expression instantly became depressed, as tears welled up in her eyes: “She’s already dead.”
Ogura Reiya’s mother had provoked Arai Onikiri, who had ordered for her to be tortured to death. Little Reiya had seen her mother’s death with her own eyes, that was why she had lost all spirit, and was forced to become like a dog for Arai Onikiri.
As Japan was well known for its AV, there were many positions of ‘instructors’. In fact, these instructors were similar to the ancient China’s mamasan or pimp. It was just that with the modernization of society, such roles were much lesser now.
Yue Zhong took the information in and spoke mildly: “The dead are already dead. The living have to continue living. Move on!”
After all, he had seen his fair share of stories. Reiya’s story was just one of too many.
Reiya wiped her eyes and looked at Yue Zhong, speaking innocently: “Hai! I understand. Today, you saved me. From today on, Ogura Reiya is Sir’s slave and bitch.”
Reiya had experienced the cruel nature of the apocalyptic world. She knew that only by relying on an expert, would one be able to live on. After all, living like a slave of an expert was much better than living like an ordinary survivor.
“Alright!” Yue Zhong could tell what Reiya was thinking but he didn’t reject her. In this world, even if he did not allow her to be by his side, she would rely on others. Those without strength would have to live like that.
After Motoki Shiro and Arai Onikiri had been slaughtered by Yue Zhong, the entire Arai family collapsed. There were many experts and elite soldiers, but the moment Muto Shin raised the decapitated heads of their leaders, the rest of the elites immediately surrendered.
There were a few stubborn ones, so Yue Zhong made short work of them.
Not long after, the Arai Clan settled down. However, there were numerous corpses lying about, and fresh blood dyed every part of this lavish dwelling. Many of the Arai Clan members had been tied up as captives and were kneeling on the ground.
Outside the Arai Clan, an entire armed battalion, together with 36 armored vehicles, 12 tanks and 12 assault helicopters had surrounded the premise.
This was the trump card of the Shimazu Clan. It was a modern army. The Shimazu Clan had managed to bring the town under its control and established itself as a major power because of their equipment. Just their elite battalion alone was enough to deal with many Enhancers.
Prior to the apocalypse, although Japan was not allowed to have aircraft carriers or nuclear weapons, their self defence forces were pretty well equipped.
The troops had surrounded the Arai Clan’s premises, but did not charge in. Instead, they were facing off against Muto Shin’s forces.
Right at this time, Yue Zhong walked out of the villa, and his cold voice rang out: “What’s the meaning of this? You want to start a war with me?”
The moment the soldiers saw Yue Zhong, every one of them felt a chill. They could not help but raise their weapons against him. Their intuition told them that this man was dangerous.
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed and he leaped forward, his killing intent billowing towards the sky: “You guys dare to raise your weapons against me! You want to force me right? Good! Let me show you what a massacre is!”
The dozen of elite soldiers closest to him were immediately affected by Yue Zhong’s powerful killing intent, and involuntarily stepped back. Their faces were pale.
Right at this time, Tanaka Shiro came running out full of perspiration as he shouted: “Stop!! Yue Zhong-sama! We don’t mean that! Please, calm down!”
He was extremely clear about Yue Zhong’s terrifying temper. The experts in the Arai Clan were numerous, but had been easily controlled by him the moment he charged in. Even Motoki Shiro had been sliced in one move. Such an expert was sure to have numerous trump cards. Even if in the unlikely scenario that the Shimazu Clan brings him down, they would have to suffer incredible losses as well.
If such a thing were to happen, Tanaka Shiro knew that the Shimazu head would not let him off. As for the deployment of the elite forces, it was to show their might, the Shimazu Clan had no intention of actually attacking Yue Zhong.
“Lower your weapons!” Tanaka Shiro shouted out.
The soldiers immediately lowered their weapons.
“Hmph!” Yue Zhong scoffed coldly, and kept his Black Tooth Blade back on his back. He had no intention of fighting to the death with the Shimazu Clan anyway. After all, if both sides were to really fight, other than Yue Zhong, the rest would definitely die.
Tanaka Shiro walked towards Yue Zhong and spoke respectfully: “Yue Zhong-sama, the Clan Leader would like to see you. Please follow me.”
Seeing for oneself is better than hearing from a hundred others. Tanaka Shiro had finally seen how terrifying Yue Zhong was, and he became even more respectful. The Japanese were a proud race, but they knew when to yield. In the case of World War II, the Japanese had only surrendered after the 2 bombs had devastated a huge part of their nation. They had then become docile. Of course, if America became weak, then it would be a different story.
The Shimazu Clan was located at a deep part of Sakura Town, in a huge but ancient-looking estate. Many of the rich and powerful liked to live in large and spacious but traditional buildings. Of course, in places like Tokyo, where land was scarce, it was harder to have such luxury. However, such building architecture and design would be common in the smaller towns.
Under Tanaka Shiro’s guidance, Yue Zhong and Kyoko walked through a number of corridors and passages before arriving at the centre of the mansion.
Chapter 357: Alliance
Inside a large hall, an old but fit man of about 56 years old, with a short buzz cut and weaing a kimono sat on a tatami. Beside the old man, there was a beautiful young lady in a kimono kneeling and grinding tea leaves.
The old man looked at Yue Zhong and there was a slight smile: “I’m Shimazu Yuji. Yue Zhong, I’m very pleased to meet you here. Please! Sit!”
“How do you do!” Yue Zhong eyed this leader of the Shimazu Clan and sat down comfortably. He was not used to the Japanese style of kneeling.
“This is for you!” The young beauty served cups of tea to both Yue Zhong and Kyoko.
“Thank you!” Yue Zhong received the cup of tea and placed it one side without drinking it. He might be strong, but he wasn’t entirely impervious to poison. There were all sorts of mutated plants in the apocalypse and he would die if he was poisoned as well.
Shimazu Yuji pointed to the young girl and said: “This is my daughter, Shimazu Mina. Mina, go greet your husband.”
Shimazu Mina came in front of Yue Zhong and bowed elegantly, before speaking in a graceful manner: “Yue Zhong-sama, this Miss is lacking in many areas, I seek your guidance in the future.”
“Good! Get up!” He nodded slightly at Shimazu Mina, before turning to face Shimazu Yuji: “Shimazu Clan Head, is there something important for calling me here?”
Shimazu Mina adjusted her position slightly, kneeling beside Yue Zhong like she was already his wife. Since she had been brought up with certain etiquettes, she was clear on what she had to do.
Shimazu Yuji looked at Yue Zhong and smiled with affection: “You still call me as Shimazu Clan Head? Isn’t ‘Father-in-law’ better?”
Yue Zhong chuckled: “Shimazu Clan Head, I reckon that it’s only right that I call you that after we have gone through with the rites.”
Even if it was a political marriage, getting Yue Zhong to suddenly call a stranger his father-in-law was strange.
Shimazu Fuji looked at Yue Zhong and his smile slowly receded, only to be replaced by a serious look: “That is acceptable. However, even if there was a reason for your actions, wiping out the Arai clan was too much.”
Yue Zhong did not miss a beat and asked: “Well things had happened like that. Shimazu Clan Head, what do you intend to do?”
Shimazu Fuji’s face was full of smiles again as he suggested: “The Arai Clan was an important strength in our Shimazu Clan. The zombies in Yama County would invade soon. Having lost the Arai clan is equivalent to losing a huge part of our strength. Yue Zhong, I hope that you can take your men to help protect this town. If you can promise me this, the past matters will be treated as a misunderstanding!”
Since the Arai Clan was wiped out by Yue Zhong, Shimazu Fuji was naturally filled with anger. However, as the Clan Lord, he could not just allow anger to cloud his judgement. If they could get the assistance of Yue Zhong, then, their battle prowess would increase to a terrifying level. As long as they could deal with this threat, they would be able to expand further in the future.
In the face of such a critical situation, Shimazu Fuji was unwilling to make an enemy out of Yue Zhong whose strength was truly unfathomable.
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed and he stated his conditions: “Sure! But, I want all the Chinese survivors in the Shimazu Clan.”
After coming to Japan, although Yue Zhong had recruited Shin and Waichi, they were not trustworthy yet.
Yue Zhong had no means of seeing through the thoughts of a person, but he was extremely clear. The Japanese were only submissive to him because of his strength. If something were to go wrong, then they would definitely betray him at the first moment. This was why he wanted to have the Chinese survivors in the Shimazu Clan.
There was a strange glint in Shimazu Fuji’s eyes, as he spoke: “The Chinese survivors? Sure! I can give them all to you. Mina, go lead him to the Chinese survivors.”
Shimazu Mina stood up and brought a whiff of fragrance as she revealed a beautiful smile to Yue Zhong: “Yes, Otou-sama! Otto-sama, please come with me.”
(Otou = Father. Otto = Husband.)
Yue Zhong returned Shimazu Mina’s smile and followed the beautiful lady out.
The moment they left the room, Shimazu Fuji’s expression sunk, as the wrinkles on his face became more pronounced. His eyes held a dangerous and grim look.
After a while, he regained his composure, and spoke to a shadow in the corner: “Yamada, what do you think?”
From the corner, a person wrapped tightly in black stepped out, only his eyes were visible. A ninja from the legends stepped out and appeared beside Shimazu Fuji. This ninja-like person was the trump card and strongest assasin of the Shimazu Clan, Yamada Ichiuma. His level was above 58, and he was an Agility-based Evolver.
Yamada Ichiuma was the strongest expert of the Shimazu Clan, and he had contributed greatly to them.
He spoke in a cold and harsh tone: “Sir! He’s extremely strong! Furthermore, he was vigilant at all times. If we were to clash, I would only be able to last 5 minutes. If it were an assassination, I only have 30% confidence of succeeding.”
“Only 30? Too little!” Shimazu Fuji frowned. He disliked the fact that there was a foreigner with immense strength running about amok.
Yamada Ichiuma’s evaluation of Yue Zhong was extremely high: “This is also under the assumption that he’s at his least cautious state. Only then there’s a 30% chance. If he were to maintain vigilant, I wouldn’t even be able to get within 20m of him.”
Yamada Ichiuma had assassinated numerous experts. He had killed his fair share of Mutant Beasts and high-level zombies. That was how he was capable of comprehending the pressure Yue Zhong gave him. It was an intuition molded by experiencing countless battles.
Shimazu Fuji waved his hands: “Dismissed!”
“Hai!” Yamada Ichiuma swiftly disappeared into the shadows again.
Shimazu Fuji pressed a button by his side and a beautiful Japanese woman appeared, kneeling by his side.
Shimazu Fuji eyed this beauty and ordered: “Noriko, convey my orders! Tell everybody of the Shimazu Clan to not offend this Yue Zhong. Try to become friends with him.”
This beautiful Japanese lady was called Iwa Noriko, and she was one of the beautiful women kept by Shimazu Fuji after the apocalypse. She was dignified and well versed in customs, and was one of the overseeing members of the Shimazu Clan.
“Hai!” Iwa Noriko bowed respectfully and left.
“Since we can’t afford to make him an enemy, we can only try to be friends!”
After Noriko left, Shimazu Fuji’s sullen voice resounded softly in the room.
Inside a warehouse that was converted into a prison, 30 Japanese were currently keeping guard over the prisoners.
“Crawl faster!! Crawl faster!!”
“Fuck!! Bitch No. 1, you better fucking crawl faster! Otherwise, you can forget about eating!”
Amidst the cruel laughter of the Japanese, 6 women with scars all over their bodies were crawling on the ground, scrambling to reach a white line on the ground.
All around the prison, there were over 200 Chinese survivors with wooden expressions.
This was one of the programmes, Horse Run, that pit the women survivors against one another in a race. The last 2 contestants would usually be fed dirty water and scarce dog food. And the front 4 would be fed normal water and scarce dog food.
As the Japanese laughed, one of the naked women rushed past the finishing line, and fell to the ground. As she gasped for air, she croaked out in Japanese: “Water! Food!”
One of the Japanese kicked out at the woman with a savage glint, before taking off his pants and started to pee on her face: “Stinking bitch!! You can crawl so fast, you cost me to lose a cigarette! Since you want water!! This is for you!! Open up!! Drink it all!!”
The Chinese woman whose looks were considered decent opened her mouth numbly, accepting the revolting pee.
The Japanese man roared out in laughter: “Hahaha! Look! Everybody, this woman actually drinks pee!! The Chinese are truly wretched!! What a bunch of sluts!! They’re just like dogs! No, they’re worse than dogs! Haha!”
The rest of the Japanese laughed out as well. Tormenting the women was their source of entertainment, after all, many would go insane from the apocalypse.
There was a woman amongst the survivors that listened to the laughter around. Her name was Jin Li. She was a Shanghai student who was enamored with the Japanese culture. She always felt that the Japanese were better than the Chinese, and had intended to marry a Japanese. After she graduated, she moved over to Japan in the hopes of living her dreams.
However, the Japanese man that Jin Li was seeing soon swindled her out of her money, selling her to the adult industry. Jin Li had no friends nor family to rely on, and was reduced to a wretched state.
After the apocalypse set in, while the lands were filled with zombies, she relied on selling her body to rely on experts. She managed to survive like that before ending up in the Shimazu Clan as a toy.
5 Japanese went to the cell and took off their clothes before proceeding to rape some of the women.
“Get the hell out!” One of the soldiers walked among the survivors and his eyes suddenly lit up, as he grabbed a young girl of about 11 to 12. The child’s face was full of dirt and grime, her hair messy, and there was even a putrid smell about her.
“Let go of my child!!!” A skinny male survivor screamed out as he shoved the soldier away.
Chapter 358: Rascal
“Baka!! Go to hell!” The Japanese soldier was enraged and used the butt of his rifle to smash the stomach of the skinny survivor, causing him to kneel down, his body bent over in pain.
(Baka = Idiot)
“Daddy!!” The child who was grabbed immediately shouted shrilly.
“Go to hell!” The Japanese soldier laughed cruelly and stabbed at the male survivor with his rifle, penetrating his abdomen and stabbing at the intestines.
The little child immediately wailed with bloodshot eyes, her voice heart wrenching: “Daddy!! Daddy!! Daddy!! No!!”
The man whose intestines were slashed lifted his head to look at his child, reaching out as though to grab her. He loved his child very much, and wanted to look at her once more before he died.
“Daddy! Daddy!! Daddy!!” The kid cried out as she struggled madly like an injured beast. Her screams were pitiful, and caused one’s heart to clench in sorrow.
The 200 Chinese survivors lowered their heads silently, not bearing to watch the scene. The soldiers were cruel, and if they were to speak up, they would definitely be killed. In this apocalypse, human lives were treated like ants. In Japan, the Chinese led lives that were wretched.
There was a lot of right-wing movement prior to the apocalypse, and there were many anti-Chinese sentiments.
Many wished they could rid their nation of the Chinese. However, as there was still society norms and measures in place, no one could just brazenly indulge in their exclusion nor xenophobic behaviour.
However, after the apocalypse happened, the Chinese in Japan became the lowest life forms. Many of the Japanese were already cruel enough to their own people, needless to say, the fate of the Chinese that they hated.
“Chinese dog, die!” The Japanese soldier watched the struggling little kid and licked his lips somewhat excitedly, before pointing his rifle to the middle-aged Chinese man’s head and pulled the trigger.
Following the loud sound of firing, a bullet hole appeared in between the brows of the man. His eyes lost the light of life, and he crumpled to the floor. His vacant eyes were still staring in the direction of the child.
“Daddy!!!!” The child watched the cruel death of her father and wailed out in a heartbreaking scream, her eyes losing all will, and she stopped struggling as well.
“Hahahaha!!” The Japanese soldier immediately threw the rifle in his hand to one side and reached to tear the clothes of the kid.
Just as his hands were about to come in contact with the child, there was a gunshot, and the right hand of the Japanese soldier was immediately blasted.
“Ah!!! Ah!!” The soldier screamed at the sight of his missing right hand and the immense agony.
Right as the gunshot fired, the rest of the Japanese soldiers who were raping the other women immediately became alarmed, and turned their head to the source of the gunshot.
At the entrance, Yue Zhong walked in with a frosty expression.
Yue Zhong looked at the soldiers who were pointing at him with their rifles, his eyes blazing with a strong killing intent: “Put down your weapons, or die!”
Shimazu Mina walked out from behind Yue Zhong and swiftly barked out in Japanese: “I’m the Shimazu Clan’s princess, Shimazu Mina. I order you all to put down your weapon. This person here is my fiance, and your future leader. Pointing your weapon at him is a huge crime!”
Although she looked demure and harmless, in truth, she was an extremely capable person.
If she wasn’t a girl, Shimazu Fuji would definitely have passed the reins of the family to her. She could feel that the rage of Yue Zhong would cost the lives of all the Japanese soldiers here.
Under her orders, the Japanese soldiers hesitated a while before lowering their weapons. They did not dare refute the orders of the princess of the clan.
“Baka!!! Go to hell!!” The soldier who was injured by Yue Zhong charged at him in his blind rage.
Yue Zhong raised his right hand to grab onto the face of the Japanese soldier and threw him down like a broken rag doll. He then stepped on the back of the soldier, exerting a mountain-like pressure.
He looked at the scrawny kid, and asked coldly: “Rascal! Do you want to avenge your father?”
The little kid understood vengeance, and the originally soulless eyes of hers stirred, as she immediately knelt in front of Yue Zhong and shouted in Chinese: “I want!! I want revenge!! I want revenge!! Uncle!! Please help me!!”
Yue Zhong handed a .54 to her and said: “As long as you swear fealty, this gun is yours! Take it and fire at this scum here, your wish will be fulfilled.”
The kid received the gun and immediately pointed it at the Japanese soldier.
“Baka!! What do you think you’re doing?!” The rest of the soldiers shouted out in alarm and raised their guns, not willing to see their comrade being killed.
Yue Zhong swiftly raised his hand and fired consecutively, as a few rounds found their target in the soldiers’ heads.
A number of the Japanese soldiers immediately fell down dead, bullet holes in their heads.
Shimazu Mina witnessed dozens of the soldiers dying at Yue Zhong’s hands and her face fell, immediately kneeling in front of Yue Zhong and pleaded: “Stop!! Otto-sama, please calm down!! Please calm down!!”
Every death signified a decrease in the Shimazu Clan’s strength. Furthermore, Shimazu Mina did not want to see any more conflict between this terrifying Chinese man and her subordinates.
Yue Zhong’s action of killing those Japanese soldiers in a split second shocked the rest of the soldiers, as they eyed him with renewed fear and horror, not daring to make any movements.
Seeing them all recoil in shock, Yue Zhong stopped, and his gaze landed on the kid.
“Beast! Die!” The kid screamed at the Japanese soldier with rage and squeezed the trigger while gritting her teeth.
Following the gunshot, a bullet hole appeared in the head of the Japanese soldier.
The kid was also injured by the recoil of the gun, falling down on the floor. However, she gripped it tightly and stubbornly, her eyes filled with a savage bloodlust.
At the next instant, the kid turned pale and vomited. After throwing up a bout of her stomach acid, she crumpled to the floor, her body flushing red.
“Fever?” Yue Zhong shot forwards and felt her forehead, feeling a burning temperature.
Yue Zhong carried the smelly and dirty child, handing her to Kyoko: “Kyoko! Go take this rascal back to clean her up, then arrange for her to rest. Give her some medicine.”
“Yes!” Kyoko hugged the child and left.
After settling the issue of the kid, Yue Zhong turned to face the other 200 survivors in the prison.
There were about 50 men and the rest, women and children. In this apocalypse, as foreigners, men were more likely to be killed, and as long as women were not too ugly, they would be caught as tools to be used.
Yue Zhong eyed them with a complicated gaze, saying: “I’m Yue Zhong, from China. If you’re willing to swear loyalty to me, follow me. As long as you’re loyal, I will feed you and give you your dignity. You will live your lives with pride. Those who are willing, stand on my left. Those who aren’t, you can stay where you are, or stand to my right. I’m giving you 20 seconds! 20…”
Hearing his words, the 200 survivors glanced at the Japanese soldiers with fear, not daring to move immediately. They feared that it was a trap, that they would fall into the tiger’s mouth upon leaving the wolf’s den.
Yue Zhong saw this and his heart sank. He never imagined for them to be so weak-willed. He had come to rescue them, and these bastards were still hesitating.
When he reached 5, one man gritted his teeth and hurried stood by Yue Zhong’s left. The man’s action stirred the rest, as a number stood up and immediately went over.
After his countdown, Yue Zhong threw the rest of the survivors who stayed, including Jin Li, with a complex but grim look. There were 60 of them who stayed or stood on his right.
“Let’s go!” Yue Zhong eyed them coldly, before turning around to leave.
Shimazu Mina walked by his side and pointed to those who stayed, asking: “What do we do with them?”
“Deal with them how you like. They have nothing to do with me.” His eyes flashed with a cold and ruthless look. Since they were willing to stay on as slaves and dogs, he didn’t want to force them otherwise.
Jin Li looked at those who were leaving and her shrill voice rang out: “Don’t trust him! That Chinese is lying to you! Only the Japanese are good people!! The Japanese are better than the Chinese!!”
Chapter 359: 5 Evolvers!
The Japanese were better than the Chinese. This thought had long since become the only truth to Jin Li. If this belief crumbled, she wouldn’t have sold her body initially to work in Japan. All her actions leading up to her marriage with the Japanese would also have been meaningless. Even if she became just a piece of meat to be toyed with, she would hang on to that motto. Furthermore, she hoped that the Japanese soldiers would treat her better if she stood up for them. At the very least, they might give her clean water and bread.
“Baka!! Shut up!! Stupid bitch!! Damn piece of meat, who allowed you to speak!!” One Japanese soldier immediately lashed out viciously, smacking Jin Li in her mouth. He was afraid that her words might anger that killing devil and hurried to shut her up.
Jin Li rolled on the ground, a few of her teeth knocked out. After being treated mercilessly, her belief and support was decimated and crumbled instantly. She finally lost her mind and turned into a maniac, muttering: “Japanese… superior, I want to marry… a Japanese…”
“Save me!! Yue Zhong!! I’m willing to follow you!!”
“I’m willing to swear loyalty! Save me!!”
Those who were hesitating previously looked at Jin Li and her wretched state, and a chill came over their hearts. They hurried to plead with Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong looked at them, his eyes indifferent as he left a statement: “I only give one chance. Since you guys didn’t cherish it, don’t blame me.”
Yue Zhong turned around and together with Shimazu Mina, they led the survivors out. The survivors followed closely for fear of being abandoned. In Japan, they had only this guy in front of them left.
“Haha! Get down, raise your asses!!” The moment Yue Zhong and the rest left, the remaining Japanese soldiers immediately went straight to torturing the survivors that were left behind. They wanted to vent their frustration, fear and anger of the deaths of their comrades on these damn Chinese people. Only by doing so would they feel like they have regained some form of control of their lives.
Shimazu Mina was efficient and quickly arranged for accommodations for Yue Zhong as well as the other survivors. She even got people to send water and bread to the survivors.
As the survivors bit into their food and drank their water, every single one of them shed tears. It was just simple bread and water, but to them, it was the greatest meal they’ve ever had. After all, they had been at the mercy of the Japanese soldiers in the prison, and were even forced to consume urine, and expired dog food.
Yue Zhong asked the first man who joined him: “What’s your name? Your occupation before the apocalypse?”
The guy was an average-looking male, with a knowledgeable look and scholarly aura. He heard Yue Zhong’s question and immediately replied: “Sir, I’m called Yuan Tian Gang! I used to be a senior engineer in the field of optoelectronics.”
(Optoelectronics: Branch of technology concerned with the combined use of electronics and light.)
“A senior engineer in optoelectronics?” Yue Zhong’s eyebrows arched slightly. This was a rare talent, if he had this man on board his research team in Gui Ning, the development of the laser gun technology would likely be propelled.
Yue Zhong continued: “Amongst the rest of them, are there any men like you?”
Yuan Tian Gang pondered a moment before shaking his head: “Not that I know of! There should only be me.”
Yue Zhong then spoke: “En! I will assign someone to train you guys in combat. From now on. Whatever you all were in the past, work hard towards becoming a soldier. Go tell the rest, let them make their mental preparations.”
Yuan Tian Gang replied with respect, feeling a chill in his heart: “Yes!”
Yuan Tian Gang was extremely clear that in this current society, scientists could not compare to farmers. To a weak faction, a scientist was not as useful as a soldier.
After hesitating a while, Yuan Tian Gang approached Yue Zhong: “Sir, there’s something else!”
He was somewhat uncomfortable as he continued: “Among us that were captured into the Shimazu Clan, there’s an expert in the field of kinetics, and an expert in the study of composite armor. They were both taken by the Shimazu Clan. I’m not sure if this news will be of use to you.”
“Kinetics! Composite Armor! Did the Shimazu obtain some technological blueprint?” Yue Zhong came to a conjecture when he heard those words.
Yue Zhong chuckled lightly and handed a vial of Evolving Liquid to Yuan Tian Gang: “Good!! This news was vital to me. I appreciate the loyalty, and I will definitely not disappoint those who are loyal. This is an Evolving Liquid. After consumption, you will become a powerful Evolver.”
“Many thanks Sir! I will definitely serve you with my life!” Yuan Tian Gang knew that Yue Zhong didn’t need to resort to any tricks to kill him. Upon receiving the liquid, he saluted Yue Zhong, before dumping the contents into his mouth.
The moment the liquid entered his body, he also fell into a feverish state.
“Kyoko!! This is an Evolving Liquid. Drink it and you’ll become an Evolver.” Yue Zhong beckoned for Kyoko and handed her a vial as well.
Ida Kyoko received it and held it firmly, bowing once more to Yue Zhong and said: “Thank you for your gift, Master!”
In this apocalypse, immense strength was everything. Kyoko knew the value and preciousness of the Evolving Liquid in her hands. If she brought this out to sell, it would be enough to exchange for an entire city. Evolvers were after all, a different tier from Enhancers.
After gifting Kyoko with the Evolving Liquid, Yue Zhong also gave 2 others to Shiroyuki and Asami, allowing them to transform.
Yue Zhong lacked powerful subordinates now, and there were only 500 vials on his hand. However, in one night, he had 5 more Evolvers at hand. Their loyalty was the only big question now.
Yue Zhong was unwilling to squander the precious liquid on the Japanese men. This was because he found it hard to trust them.
Inside a room in the Arai Clan, there were 2 pretty maids in kimonos waiting to serve.
The moment Yue Zhong stepped into the room, he saw a number of beautiful lolis of ages 9 to 15 kneeling and speaking in unison: “Welcome home, Master!”
(There were a few other terms of address like Brother, Uncle, Daddy, Big Brother)
These lolis were all kept by Arai Onikiri as play toys. There were all beautiful, and amongst them there were 2 of his biological daughters. They had become Yue Zhong’s spoils of war as well.
Ogura Reiya wore a white shirt and yellow skirt, and a pair of white and pink shoes as she ran up to Yue Zhong and kneeled: “Master! You’re back! Welcome home!”
Yue Zhong eyed those lolis, his brows arching: “Dismiss them!”
Ogura smiled sweetly at him, before turning around and ordered the rest in a wooden expression: “Yes! All of you, dismissed!”
Under her orders, the rest trudged out somewhat unwillingly. Although they were young, they knew the cruelty of the current world. Without someone strong to rely on, their fates were likely unbearable.
Yue Zhong walked over to the bed and saw a short-haired girl with beautiful features and fair skin lying on the bed.
Yue Zhong frowned: “She’s a girl?”
Ogura came up and replied: “Yes! She’s a little girl.”
The girl struggled a while before she opened her eyes, disoriented. She then looked at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s sensitive perception could tell that the girl was different. His gaze narrowed and he asked: “I’m Yue Zhong. What’s your name? Have you evolved? What’s the skill you’ve obtained?”
“My name is Feng Yu Bing. I’ve evolved, and am a Spirit-based Evolver. My skill is Ice Manipulation!” Feng Yu Bing looked at this man who helped her exact revenge over her father’s murder and stretched out her hands to exhibit her ability.
Yue Zhong looked at Feng Yu Bing with an excited look: “Good! Yu Bing, from now on, you’re my subordinate. I will train you up to become a proper soldier. You must know that in this world, those without strength would be trampled on. Only by obtaining strength, would you be able to protect the ones you love and the things you treasure.”
Feng Yu Bing was a natural Evolver, and her natural ability was stronger than those used the Evolving Liquid. After all, natural Evolvers were favoured by the heavens, and as long as they undergo proper training, they would become elite soldiers.
Feng Yu Bing looked at Yue Zhong and nodded her head silently. Her life was saved by this man, and her vengeance was made possible by him as well. She had no other wish in this life except to repay this man.
Together with Feng Yu Bing, Yuan Tian Gang, Kyoko, Shiroyuki, Asami also became Evolvers. They manifested abilities alongside their evolution. Yuan Tian Gang became a Spirit-based Evolver, and his skill was Mechanical Manipulation Specialization, allowing him control over any machines. Kyoko was an Agility-based Evolver, with a Second Order Agility Solidification. Shiroyuki and Asami were both Agility-based Evolvers as well, both of them awakening the ordinary High Speed Movement ability.
Chapter 360: Training!
Inside a government office in Gui Ning City, Wei Ning Guo summoned all the important members to announce some news.
Hearing the news, everyone heaved a sigh of relief. Yue Zhong was still their leader, and the only one they could place their trust and hopes on. If he were to die, then all that he had built up would instantly crumble. When they heard that we was alive and well, all those with some ambitions quickly killed off their insidious thoughts.
Yao Yao had an anxious expression as she asked: “How is Sis Qing Wu?”
To Yao Yao, Yue Zhong was important, but Ji Qing Wu held a higher position in her heart. In order to save her, Ji Qing Wu had nearly sacrificed her own life.
“According to Leader’s report, Ji Qing Wu had suffered life-threatening injuries, and is currently recuperating by his side. In order to recover, she would need another 4 months’ time.” Wei Ning Guo was after all a good soul, and due to his loyalty to Yue Zhong, he did not dare offend his women. Although Yao Yao was young, she was beautiful and a natural Evolver to boot. She was also one of the earliest comrades of Yue Zhong, and was already the vice-captain of the 1st Elite Battalion of Long Hai City. He could not afford to brush her off.
The apocalypse had shattered all forms of norms of the past society, as long as one had the wisdom and strength, even a kid could become a leader or a high-ranking officer.
Yao Yao looked at Wei Ning Guo and immediately said: “I want to go to Yama County. Wei Ning Guo, I want a Thunder Fighter to go there.”
Yao Yao’s strength caused her to be more direct when handling matters, and she seldom beat around the bush. Even if Wei Ning Guo was the highest authority in Gui Ning, she was as blunt as ever.
Wei Ning Guo immediately agreed to her request: “Sure! I’ll arrange for 4 of the Thunder Fighters to accompany you to Japan.”
Yue Zhong had obtained the 12 Thunder Fighters from the Kingdom of God, but he lacked the necessary manpower to drive them all. In the entire Guang Xi Region, there was only maybe 4 decent pilots. They were all Enhancers with the Vehicle Driving Specialization skill. These was why they could operate the mechanical beasts.
Hu Yi looked towards Wei Ning Guo expectantly and asked: “What instructions did Boss have for us?”
After the huge expenditure of ammunition, they had stopped all forms of fightings. There were only small scale assaults on the surrounding zombie groups around. This caused Hu Yi, Zhang Xue Wang and Zheng Ming He as the commanders of their respective battalions to be bored. Only through fighting would military men show their might. They hoped for a huge fight to raise their merits.
Wei Ning Guo replied softly: “Leader told us to rest for one more month. After the ammunition is replenished, we will focus our attention northeast, to clear a way between Long Hai City in the Hunan Region and Gui Ning City. Specific tactics to be decided by the army.”
Although Guang Xi still faced the threat of over a million zombies, Yue Zhong’s aim was to clear the northeast region. The moment they established the connection, Yue Zhong’s faction would leap in strength, making using of the connecting rails and combining into a complete base.
Now, the Hunan and Guang Xi regions were still separated. By connecting them, the research and talents could be shared.
Not long after the meeting concluded, 4 Thunder Fighters lifted off from the underground city, and in a flash of light, flew towards the direction of Japan.
Within the 4 Thunder Fighters, there were 100 Enhancers, each of them at least Level 40. At the same time, there were 20 Evolvers among them as well. They were all elite and loyal soldiers that Yue Zhong had trained specially.
This was a terrifying strength. With the 4 Thunder Fighters and the 100 fully-equipped Enhancers could raze an entire faction of 10,000 people to the ground.
Yue Zhong had made use of the broadcast station to establish a radio communications back home and finally heaved a sigh of relief. He did not, however, squander his time on enjoying himself with the women. Instead, he got to work training the Chinese soldiers as well as the new Evolvers by his side.
Early the next morning, inside the accommodations, an alarm blared out incessantly.
The moment the alarm sounded, a number of men and women rushed out from their rooms neatly within 20 seconds. Each of them carried large bags, and swiftly gathered at the parade square.
Ida Kyoko, Sakura Shiroyuki, Amano Asami, Yuan Tian Gang, Muto Shin, Ogura Reiya and Feng Yu Bing stood amongst the soldiers and looked at Yue Zhong quietly.
Yue Zhong stared at everyone present and ordered loudly: “Carry your equipment! Let’s move out!”
After that, he hoisted a 100kg bag onto his bag and started to run out.
The rest hoisted their bags and followed quickly.
This was the morning run of 10km in the wild. If it was before the apocalypse, not many would be able to withstand such a intense workout. However, because of the threat of death, everyone managed to tap into their potential and forced themselves to the limit.
Furthermore, most importantly, after training everyday, he would allow them all to consume Type 3 Mutant Beast Meat, strengthening their bodies.
After 15 days of rigorous training, every single one of the survivors had been pushed to the brink of death and back, yet their physique had swiftly soared, reaching levels that exceeded even special forces of before the apocalypse. This was possible only because of the intense training and the miraculous Type 3 Mutant Beast meat.
Ogura Reiya was different from the other lolis. She could withstand the tough training. She did not detest the training unlike other women, and instead, volunteered to take part. She knew that with just her strength alone, it was not enough to control her own destiny. Furthermore, Yue Zhong had given her the chance.
Shiroyuki and Asami could not compare to Reiya. They were after all trained to be more feminine and to serve, if it wasn’t for the fact that they had become Evolvers, and Yue Zhong’s forceful request, they would not want to be part of the hellish training.
After the morning run, Yue Zhong would then lead the Chinese to hunt zombies. Yuan Tian Gang, Muto Shin, Feng Yu Bing, Ida Kyoko were appointed as captains and they used weapons to weaken the zombies, allowing the other Chinese survivors to become Enhancers.
Yue Zhong had a number of equipment that he obtained from the corpses of the Takama-ga-hara soldiers from the Liger hunt, and handed them to his men.
Under such training and enhancement, the entire group of about 100 survivors rose to become Enhancers of above Level 15.
Amongst them, Kyoko, Yuan Yian Gang, Shiroyuki, Feng Yu Bing, Asami and Reiya all become Level 30.
These 6 could level up faster was because Yue Zhong found a territory of a 100 Type 2 evolved zombies, allowing them to train against them. That was why they could level up so quickly.
Only with resources, and the carry of an expert, a faction could easily make use of any group of high-level zombies to groom an Enhancer of above Level 30.
Training these people to be Level 30 was easy for Yue Zhong. However, the Level 40, 50 and even 60 mark were extremely difficult. After all, the higher one went, the more difficult it was to level. This was why Takama-ga-hara could only deploy a group of Level 30 Enhancers as a hunting team.
Inside a small town, Kyoko led a number of soldiers in killing zombies. Yue Zhong was waiting quietly outside. The Type 3 zombies inside had been annihilated by him, and the ordinary zombies were simply not a match for the 5 Evolvers and their elite soldiers.
One soldier suddenly ran up to Yue Zhong: “Leader, there’s movement from the zombie horde!”
“What, the zombie horde is moving?!” Yue Zhong’s expression turned when he heard it, and he ordered: “Convey my orders, everyone is to return and prepare to retreat.”
“Yes!” The soldier quickly rushed off.
At this time, propeller and motor sounds rang in the distance, as a number of Thunder Fighters rushed by overhead in the skies.
“Those are Thunder Fighters! There’re 12 of them, these must be an assault team of the Kingdom of God!!” Yue Zhong saw the aircrafts and his face fell.
He already knew that Yao Yao was on her way with 4 Thunder Fighters, yet the sudden appearance of 12 could only mean the Kingdom of God.
Looking at the direction they were flying towards, he came to a conjecture: “That’s the direction of Yama County, the Shimazu Clan!”
“Convey my orders! Everyone is to gather at Point 1. Without my orders, no one is to actively go out to fight!” Yue Zhong left this line of instructions and he sprinted by himself towards the direction of the 12 Thunder Fighters.
Yue Zhong had trained Kyoko and the rest up in order to gain a unit he could trust and use. However, with his strength, they were still not a match for him. Against the Kingdom of God, they were not going to be much help either. A single elite troop could wipe them out.