Zombie King opens a Restaurant in her Last Days - chapter 10
But there was also something feverish about it, his excitement conquered the fright. Liu Guoan looked at Lu Xuan and his eyes lightened up slightly.
Fu Cao stretched out her hand, her five fingers closed tightly with no gaps, all facing the same direction with her palm sunken down a little. Suddenly, her palm was overflowing with clear water.
“See, that’s the power of alienation. I’m a water type ability user.” Fu Cao looked at Lu Xuan: “Concentrate with your mind and see if you can release the spiritual energy.”
Shocked by this magical power revealed by Fu Cao, Liu Guoan swallowed hard: “The water you released, can you drink it?”
Fu Cao nodded, “The water released by the ability users is not contaminated and can be drunk.”
Liu Guoan’s gaze became even more fiery as he looked at Lu Xuan, as if hoping that he would also release water. It was no wonder he thought so, after all, the tap water and other sources were all infected now.
The only thing you can drink is mineral water, but the bottles were limited. He knew sooner or later, the school would run out of mineral water and there would be no other option left than to train the group, go out and gather supplies.
Otherwise whatever they had would be consumed in no time.
If there was a water ability user amongst them, then there was nothing to worry about!
Unfortunately, Lu Xuan couldn’t find any feeling, even if he concentrated his spiritual power, he didn’t feel anything coming out. Helplessly, he looked at Fu Cao: “I do not seem to have any supernatural powers.”
His voice got lower and lower, in the end it was almost inaudible.
Just now, when he saw Fu Cao’s hands slowly gathering water like a magic trick, he was also excited. As a junior freshman, he had a lot of time and spent most of it reading fiction.
Especially in the last few years when post-apocalyptic novels were becoming popular, he was so addicted that his cell-phone would never leave his hand.
Even though it’s been many years since he read a doomsday novel, the memory of those powers was still fresh in his mind. The result was….not just a little bit of disappointment.
Fu Cao carefully looked at Lu Xuan’s dim eyes, then slowly turned around and took out a knife that was about twenty centimeters long from the kitchen and handed it to Liu Guoan.
Liu Guoan froze and pointed to himself, “For me?”
Fu Cao nodded, “He should be a Combat ability user, take this and attack him now.”
Liu Guoan immediately had the corners of his mouth down, if not for Fu Cao’s previous demonstration of water-based ability, he would have wondered if Fu Cao had lost her mind. Lu Xun was just an ordinary college student, and who was he? Active-duty military!
Even if he was unarmed, Lu Xuan was still no match for him. How dare Fu Cao let him use a knife?
“This…I don’t need a knife.” Liu Guoan silently looked at the knife and didn’t take it.
Fu Cao picked his eyebrows, ”It’s to make you attack with a blade, and, moreover, to lay a death blow. If you can’t do it, I’ll do it.”
Her tone was very indifferent.
“!” Liu Guoan looked at her in shock, afraid that Fu Cao might mess up, he hurriedly grabbed the knife over from her hand: “I’ll do it. But are you sure he has powers?”
Fu Cao gave him a plausible explanation, “Being infected means you either turning into a zombie or becoming an ability user, there is no third option.”
“…… “Liu Guoan looked at Lu Xuan in silence, then turned the knife in his hand upside down: “What do you think?”
Fu Cao had already stepped back, giving them enough space for combat.
Lu Xuan gritted his teeth and after looking at Fu Cao, said firmly, “Come on.”
A pair of eyes looked at them as if they were glowing; she had a sweet smile that made the pearly dimples at the corners of her mouths hidden.
His whole body was like a cheetah, muscles ready to burst. Liu Guoan quickly struck out while Lu Xuan consciously tried to dodge away.
From a young age, he was the kind of kid who never fought and had no bad habits. Facing Liu Guoan’s fierce attack head kn made him completely unaware of what to do under these consciousness; he only wanted to hide.
Fu Cao saw clearly that although Liu Guoan was moving frighteningly, he actually didn’t even put 1/10th of his force. That won’t work, most of the time only at the most dangerous moment does subconsciously stirs up the powers he or she already acquired.
Without moving a muscle, she controlled Liu Guoan with her spiritual power. It was such a small change that even Liu Guoan won’t be able to notice it.
Suddenly, Liu Guoan clamped down on Lu Xuan with one hand, while the knife in his other hand stabbed directly at Lu Xu’s artery.
“Liu Guoan!” He was very clear that this was not a bluff, Liu Guoan was actually going to stab him in the artery!
Lu Xuan was dumbfounded, the key was that he could not escape from his deadly restraint at all. And Zhang Zhongmin, who was relatively far away, was unable to stop it in time.
Liu Guoan was shaken by Zhang Zhongmin’s shout, but by the time he reacted, the knife had already pierced into Lu Xuan’s artery.
At once, the entire crowd was dumbfounded.
Lu Xuan tightly closed his eyes and his heart pounded violently in fear. There was still a trace of sanity that didn’t let him scream out.
Even after some time, he couldn’t feel the pain either?
”Pah Pah Pah” Fu Cao smiled and stretched out her small hands to clap: “Not bad, it’s the metal-type body reinforcement ability.”
Liu Guoan took a closer look and the knife in his hand bent off hard, the skin around Lu Xuan’s neck turned a bit metallic in color.
The knife in his hand fell down in an instant, he felt as if his breath had been taken away. Meanwhile, the metallic color on Lu Xuan’s neck also faded away.
Zhang Zhongmin, who was standing at the doorway, narrowed his eyes as he stepped forward in a big step and picked up the already deformed knife from the ground. He squinted his eyes at Fu Cao and ased, “Someone explain to me, what the hell is going on here?”
Fu Cao sat down on one side of the chair and picked up her phone with no intention to talk and started playing the game. Paying no heed to Zhang Zhongmin’s question at all.
“I….I really have powers?” Lu Xuan looked at his hands with some excitement. Lost in his emotions, it was obvious that he couldn’t hear Zhang Zhongmin’s question.
As the only person who could give Zhang Zhongmin an answer, Liu Guoan touched his nose and looked at Lu Xuan with some envy.
But when he thought about the fact that this power came from being close to death, where there was only a half chance of becoming an ability user, maybe even smaller….
He was less envious, but he whispered near Zhang Zhongmin’s ear.
Hearing Liu Guoan’s words, Zhang Zhongmin pondered for a few seconds, then took a few steps to sit down in front of Fu Cao, his back straightened up and upright.
“It’s not safe for you to live here, come with us to the school, there are still plenty of dormitories in the school.” Besides, there were so many empty classrooms.
Fu Cao finally gave Zhang Zhongmin a look of charity and took her eyes from the phone screen. She shook her head, “I’m safe here, don’t worry about it.”
Zhang Zhongmin frowned, “It’s dangerous out there right now.”
However, Fu Cao simply put down her phone and said smilingly, “I know, you’re thinking that I’m an ability, specifically a water-type ability user and can supply you with water, right?”
“It’s not impossible to want to take something from me. Whatever you want to eat, wear, drink. Whatever you want, I can provide them.”
Fu Cao looked at Zhang Zhongmin, his face didn’t change, just that those dark eyes were faintly glowing.
“What do you want?” Zhang Zhongmin asked.
The dimples at the corners of her mouth sank deep: ” Inside a zombie’s brain is half a fist’s worth of stone, crystalline. It’s somewhat similar to masonry, but different.”
Saying that, she narrowed her eyes and said, “Trade it with me. How about that? A crystal nucleus that can be exchanged for something, though it will depend on my mood, but at the end of the day it won’t hurt you.
“Nowadays, first-order zombies have white crystalline nuclei in their heads, they are strong but slow to move, and their skin’s defenses are low enough to be easily taken out.”
Liu Guoan, who was listening to one side, was somewhat shocked, mainly because Fu Cao seemed to know a lot about zombies.
After being excited for a while, Lu Xuan also went quiet. He looked at Fu Cao and then at Zhang Zhongmin, sitting on the side without speaking, but taking notes.
Fu Cao needed crystalline nuclei.
However, Liu Guoan’s pupils shrunk as he placed one hand on the table and leaned his body forward to look at Fu Cao: “You mean, zombies will still advance?”
Fu Caowu nodded indifferently: ”This is natural. So, take advantage of the fact, now that the zombies are easy to deal with, if you don’t engage in a fight with them, you can still hide in the school. But you are only allowing them to grow and speed up your deaths in the future.”
The hand placed on the table gradually clenched into a fist, and he hammered the tabletop hard, standing up. He turned to leave: “Let’s go back.”
Liu Guoan hastily followed, while Lu Xu looked back at Fu Cao when he left. However, Fu Cao didn’t ask him to stay, just smiled and waved her paws.
From that day onwards, everyone in the school began to train rigorously. At first those who joined worked with all their might, but eventually they couldn’t take it anymore.
They had no idea on what was going on, even though it was already autumn, but the day kept getting hotter and hotter.
The momentum made the crowd roar in misery. The pampered students, in particular, were so tired, they felt their body paralyze, they couldn’t even get up to scream. With the addition of this hot weather, they were so tired every day that there was nothing enough to eat and quench their thirst.
The whole school was whining and complaining.
On this day, when the roll call was made, Zhang Zhongmin found that Lu Xuan was not present; he frowned slightly and let him lead the class leader of these students to lead everyone in training.
Because he knew that Lu Xuan was an ability user, he kept Lu Xuan to his side. Unfortunately, Zhang Zhongmin had no idea on how an ability user should exercise.
Right now, Lu Xuan’s level of supernatural power was too low. When hardening his own body, he could only harden a small part of the affected region.
After a moment’s thought, Zhang Zhongmin guessed that Lu Xuan might have gone to Fu Cao’s place. He immediately put on a stern
face; he was prepared to go and arrest him.
But just before he reached there, he saw Lu Xuan return with one large bag and a small bag.
Zhang Zhongmin froze, still he gave him a freezing glare, “What are you going to do?”
The reason why Lu Xuan did not report was that he originally went to the school gate and secretly cracked open the head of the zombie. He endured the disgusting stench inside and pulled out the crystal nucleus so that he could give it to Fu Cao.
Yes, it was to give it to her, not exchange.
But Fu Cao, who had received the crystal nuclei, still had stuffed a lot of things in bags, in the end Lu Xuan could only carry these bags back.
He moved his lips, ”I cracked the head of the zombie in front of the school and removed the crystal nucleus to give it Fu Cao. That’s why she gave these to me. It’s not over yet, I have to go back and get it.”
Saying that, he dryly gave everything to Zhang Zhongmin and turned around to go to Fu Cao’s place to get something.
Placed on the ground were three packages of mineral water and an oversized backpack, which, when opened, was full of cookies and such, and high-calorie chocolate.
Zhang Zhongmin’s mood was a bit complicated, these few days of training, the results were not good at all. While the food in the school was almost finished. Everyday there was less food for everyone to share.
Even he had only one meal at a time.
However, he didn’t take Fu Cao’s words seriously at the time, after all, she was only a water ability user and could make water, so why would he expect anything more from her? As it turned out, reality hit him hard in the face, but instead, Lu Xuan exchanged food for everyone.