I finally had the time to make this bonus ko-fi chapter! Thank you to Alex and an anonymous ko-fi supporter for the ko-fis, sorry it took so long you guys. enjoy~
In the early morning of the next day, daybreak’s sun slowly rose above the sea horizon, and warm sunlight shone into every room of the ship through the windows.
Nie Xiao woke up with the youth in his arms. As soon as he opened his eyes, he saw his cub’s peaceful and beautiful sleeping face together with the pleasing and tranquil sea outside the ship. In a trance, Nie Xiao felt as if he was back to before the apocalypse.
But when he came back to his senses, Nie Xiao couldn’t help but sigh softly in his heart. It would be nice if it was really like that.
Nie Xiao completely woke up. He reached out and lightly pinched his cub’s soft cheeks, gently waking the youth from his sleep.
“Baby get up. The sun is out, we’re going to cross the sea today.”
Hearing this, Xiao WuYi immediately sat up from the bed with eyes still blurry from sleep and a bedhead of soft hair sticking out on his head. He raised his hand and rubbed his eyes. His voice was like glutinous rice cake dumplings fresh out of the steamer basket as he spoke, soft and sticky:
“Good morning, Daddy!”
Faced with such an adorable youth, Nie Xiao felt his heart melt in an instant. He lowered his head and dropped a light good morning kiss on the youth’s lips.
At this, the young boy who got the good morning kiss seemed perfectly satisfied. As soon as his head fell back, he plunged into the quilt and continued to sleep, limp as if he had no bones.
Nie Xiao watched, not knowing whether to laugh or cry.
In the end, he looked on helplessly as the teenager turned himself into a little hamster lying softly on the quilt with closed eyes, successfully becoming a piece of hamster cake.1https://youtu.be/h-0HRs0FY2U His little voice came out cutely and lovingly.
Today’s Baby was overthrown by the Idling-in-Bed Demon King, so Daddy needs to put him in his pocket!
Upon hearing this, Nie Xiao could only smile and shake his head. He helplessly and indulgently picked up the small dumpling and held it in his palm to gather it into a ball a few times before putting it into his pocket.
“Sleep then, lazy Chouchou.”2I was wondering whether the author mistakenly put Chouchou on the summary, but I guess they simply forgot about Choubao in the latter half ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
After that, Nie Xiao took the little hamster to clean up briefly and joined the others in the dining hall.
Wu Qingfeng and Luo Yunhai’s group watched Nie Xiao come out alone and suddenly looked at his side in wonder as they asked, “Where is your family’s WuYi? Why didn’t you come out together?”
Nie Xiao instantly laughed helplessly then pointed to the small bulge on his chest pocket, saying, “He’s in here to make up for sleep. Isn’t that right, little lazy schlump WuYi?”
Hearing this voice, the little hamster stingily stretched out a small paw from the pocket and waved it at everyone then turned over to continue sleeping right after.
Seeing this scene, Wu Qingfeng and Luo Yunhai’s group were all stupefied. They stared dumbfoundedly at the people around them and discovered that Ning Feng and the others appeared accustomed to this.
“Congratulations, you guys have successfully discovered a hamster fairy hahaha.”
Ning Feng smiled very unkindly at Wu Qingfeng and the others.
Wu Qingfeng and Luo Yunhai’s group stared at the little dumpling bulging in Nie Xiao’s pocket, took a deep breath, and digested this fact for a long time. Afterwards, they couldn’t help but look at everyone in the cabin.
Mainly focusing on Possier and them.
“Apart from these few, there should be no other magical species anymore, right?”
“Hahaha there’s no more! No more!”
After everyone laughed and chatted as they ate together, they were officially ready to set sail. If nothing unexpected happens, they would be able to reach Haicheng on the other side of the strait within the day.
The ship started smoothly, and the oars stirred the seawater, issuing a huge rumble. The entire ship sailed toward Haicheng at an extremely fast speed.
At this time, Haicheng.
The two brothers, Feng Dao and Feng Qiang were full of melancholy. They didn’t know what was going on, but more and more survivors inexplicably gathered around them.
Among them were a group of very troublesome and quite difficult to fool earth scientists. Their keen insight made the two brothers very afraid of accidentally exposing their identity as aliens.
The two brothers originally just wanted to go out to find something to eat, but could’ve never expected that it would escalate into such an inescapable situation.
They were currently staying in an elementary school. The zombies inside the school have been cleaned up, temporarily becoming their stronghold.
“Brother, do you think we still have a chance to get away?”
Feng Qiang had just woken up and was looking at the white ceiling above his head while lying flat like the 大 character on a simple temporary bed made from assembled desks. He tilted his head and looked at his elder brother.
“Don’t ask me.”
Feng Dao felt a headache just thinking about it, and he couldn’t help but blame his younger brother. “It’s all because of you bringing those earthlings everywhere to save people. As a result, we can’t slip away now.”
Feng Qiang felt a little discontented when he heard this. He curled his lips and said, “You were obviously the one who started saving people at the very beginning.”
Regarding this, Feng Dao couldn’t help but wipe his face. As people of the Qijiang race, not going to save them when he heard their call for help at that time would truly be impossible.
“Say, how come the perfectly-fine Earth suddenly changed into this hell!” Feng Dao couldn’t help but reproach in bewilderment.
At that moment, a few pleasantly surprised shouts of the younger brothers suddenly came from outside the door, seemingly very energetic in this early morning.
“Brother Dao, Brother Qiang, great news! Dr. Wei and the others have made contact with the base on the mainland!! Come out quickly and have a look!!!”
Hearing this, the two brothers Feng Dao and Feng Qiang suddenly turned over and sat up, looked at each other, and then quickly walked towards the playground outside.
A large group of people gathered together in a dense crowd.
Wei Hanming and Bai Yue were standing in the middle of the crowd. They were operating a black machine displaying symbols that ordinary people could not understand.
Seeing this scene, the two brothers Feng Dao and Feng Qiang actually admired them.
Even in such a challenging environment, these scientists were able to utilize the crude materials around them and made them glow and emit heat. If these geniuses were brought to the planets beyond Earth to grow, their achievements would surely not be too low.
It was just a pity that Earth’s civilization level was still insufficient. If these seedlings were forcefully pulled to the outside world for promotion, perhaps Earth’s own civilization would receive a setback leading to total collapse.
As a matter of fact, some regulations of the interstellar law were designed to protect these living planets that have not yet entered the interstellar age to develop their own unique civilizations.
If they were forced into a new era, how would that be any different from colonial invasion?
Feng Dao couldn’t help his train of thought from diverging, but he soon shook his head, shaking those sort of thoughts from his mind. He strode to Wei Hanming and the others to ask:
“How’s the connection?”
Wei Hanming and Bai Yue both showed a touch of joy on their faces. “Very smooth!!”
Bai Yue held the paper containing his records, face blushing with excitement. He faced Feng Dao and Feng Qiang then directly read the information on it.
“The WuYi Base and the Capital Base said that they had already sent people to Haicheng early on, and they’re now on their way here. Their estimated time of arrival should be very soon. They’ve received the message we sent while we were trapped in the auditorium before. The mainland has not forgotten us survivors in this island city!!!”
“Really?! That’s great!!!”
Hearing these words, the surrounding younger brothers could not hide their excitement and suddenly embraced each other as they wept.
After so many days have passed since the apocalypse’s arrival, they all had started to feel Haicheng was going to become an isolated island that no one would care about.
“I thought people outside would forget about our existence!!!”
Although everyone had received a text message from the mainland bases on their communication equipment a few days ago, that actually had nothing to do with the survivors of Haicheng.
In addition, marine creatures had also undergone zombie mutation. If one doesn’t have absolute strength and wants to cross the sea to seek shelter with the bases on the mainland, then that would practically be a fantasy.
Fortunately, there were people who still remembered them.
Feng Dao and Feng Qiang couldn’t help their lips from curving when they heard the news. They now hope from the bottom of their hearts for these earthlings to survive this catastrophe smoothly.
But as of this moment, this calamity’s end was still a bit far, and their aim of going home was still an unsolvable problem. Now, it would all depend on whether their family could find out that they have lost contact early on.
Speaking of which, it was strange. Even if the earthlings’ own communication network was paralyzed, how could they not even send out their signals?
Meanwhile, Nie Xiao’s group’s situation at sea was even more dangerous than expected.
Previously, when the ship was moored to the coast, it wasn’t harassed by zombie fishes because it was staying quiet and unmoving. But now that the ship was moving on the sea, it was simply akin to a living, mobile rake.
Its movement stirred the sea, attracting countless schools of zombie fishes to come swarming towards their side. A large, dense shadow congregated under the water, compactly slamming against the ship and hitting the hull of the ship with a clang clang, causing it to jolt and sway.
Possier closed his eyes to sense the movement along the sea, and his face turned very grave. There were more and more zombie fishes advancing toward them within a hundred li31 li is 500 meters that heard the noise.
“It’s not going to work like this. If the huge whale sharks from the deep sea are drawn in, all of us on the ship are done for!!!!!”
Hearing this, everyone’s expressions became a little heavy. Ning Feng momentarily regretted not looking for a plane to pilot over, but after carefully thinking of the zombie birds and insects in the sky, Ning Feng dismissed this idea.
Nowadays, whether it was through water or air transportation, it was all similarly hard to traverse.
Nie Xiao saw more and more zombie fishes emerging on the sea’s surface, so he gave the ship’s driver’s seat to Ning Feng so he could go with Duan Wenyu and the others to the deck.
“Ning Feng, you guys continue to drive along the route, we’ll go out to clean up the zombie fishes.”
At that moment, Nie Xiao, Duan Wenyu, and Xiao Yan’s thunder, water, and ice abilities have completely become the main fighting force in the battle, and Jiang Qiu’s metal abilities served mainly as reinforcement and repair of the hull.
Jiang Qiu held on to the railing and faced the vast expanse of zombie fishes in the sea. He couldn’t help but curse as he talked drivel – but nevertheless continued what he started – while forming sharp metal spikes all over the hull:
“Damn it. Come on, hit it, it won’t kill you guys.4he’s referring to the zombie fishes, probably selling sugar trap (which is irrelevant, en) Laozi is getting seasick, FUCK!!!”
Nie Xiao was ruthless as his power of thunder and lightning hit the sea’s surface. In an instant, a portion of the zombie fishes was scorched. The only downside to this was that Jiang Qiu and everyone on the ship now felt a bit numb.
After all, the metals on the ship were also conductors of electricity.
“Nie Xiao, what the hell are these indiscriminate attacks???” Jiang Qiu couldn’t help but scold and cuss.
Nie Xiao touched his nose in guilt.
“Didn’t mean to.”
Wu Qingfeng and the ordinary soldiers who came up with them saw the two people quarreling and suddenly relaxed a little bit. With quite a few powerful ability users here, there certainly won’t be any big problems.
Bai Mei couldn’t help but hook his lips while watching this scene, and soon after, secretly released his coercive might as a zombie king which immediately reduced the density of the zombie fishes.
However, just as everyone relaxed their vigilance, an enormous and terrifying shadow quietly appeared from the deep sea under their ship.
It approached silently.
When it entered the range of perception, Duan Wenyu, Possier, and Bai Mei’s expressions simultaneously changed, turning very unsightly.
“Oh no, this is bad!!!”