She does not want Seventh sister to go to that place to suffer, so she could only desperately convince Situ Hao.
“No, I won’t go, I definitely won’t go.” Situ Hao said and turned his legs to run away.
“I’ll accompany you.”
Bai Rou was standing outside.
Dongfang Minghui looked at her with surprise, since Bai Ruo entered the team, they have not been able to talk much. She did not expect her to be willing to accompany her to that place, wasn’t she a clean freak?
Last time she saw her face change when she came out but did not say a word.
“It’s dangerous to go alone.”
Bai Rou saw her puzzled face and gave a rare brief explanation.
Seventh sister, Mu Sheng and the others went to scout outside the village, leaving her, Bai Rou and Situ Hao, plus four children, in the village.
“Sister Bai, if you accompany me, what about the four little kids?”
Bai Rou thought about it then stood up and went out, leaving Dongfang Minghui alone in the same place with the four little kids, but soon, she saw Sister Bai Rou carry a large sword in one hand and another man in the other, she almost laughed out loud.
“Bai rou! I’m warning you, you better let go of me, or I’ll make you-”
Situ Hao was carried on the shoulders of Bai Rou, shouting and flailing to provoke her attention, the four brats’ eyes were attracted to the two of them.
When they arrived at their destination, Bai Rou dropped the man to the ground like a sack of rice.
Situ Hao did not expect her to just let him go like that and make him fall in such an embarrassing form…
“How can there be a woman that acts like you!? so rude.”
The hand of Bai Rou slightly moved her large sword on Situ Hao’s neck as she coldly said, “Say it again.”
Situ Hao was completely dumbfounded, he had seen gentle jade-like women, enchanting women and more but never seen such a rude barbaric woman carrying him like a sack of rice while swinging her sword and even threatening him with it on his neck!
He’s still at least the young master of the Situ family, how can he admit weakness like this!
“Ahem, Miss Bai Rou, you invited me here is there any important matter?”
Dongfang Minghui just couldn’t hold it in anymore and started laughing her heart out.
Situ Hao glanced over, Dongfang Minghui immediately waved her hand and ran to the side to laugh. She suddenly felt that Situ Hao and Sister Bai Rou were quite complementary in terms of their personalities, one strong and one gentle.
Bai Rou pointed to the four brats, “These four brats will be looked after by you, if I come back to find even one missing I’ll go to you to do accounts.”
“Stop, stop, you want me to look after them?” Situ Hao was in a difficult position, if he was asked to look after a stunning beauty he had no problem, making him look after four little kids, that’s so boring.
“What, you have a problem with that?” Bai Ruo shook her sword, if you dare to have an opinion I will chop you here.”
Situ Hao no longer had a big opinion and can only admit he had bad luck, if he had known this would happen he should have just gone out with Qian girl to explore but alas now he’d just be serving as exploited labour.
Dongfang Minghui watched for a while and automatically came over, “Senior sister Bai, senior brother Situ, have you discussed?”
“All good, let’s go.”
Situ Hao went back to look after the brats with a resigned face.
Dongfang Minghui followed Bai Rou all the way to the place where they went down last time, under the blue sky, those earthen lids used to cover the cave looked the same as normal ground. If not paying attention carefully to them, no one would find the three natural caves.
Just this careful and cautious action made her admire the four brats. Recalling what the four brats had done, she suddenly realized an important issue that they all might have overlooked.
“Sister Bai, how did the four little ghosts think of tying up the whole village with chains, and how did they drive them to this place, and afterwards deliberately ransack village so that we would mistakenly think that it had been robbed. If all these plans were thought up by just kids, Senior Sister Bai, don’t you think Senior Brother Situ isn’t going to be able to handle them>!
Dongfang Minghui asked several questions in a row, and after Bai Rou thought carefully, she felt more and more that it was a wrong decision to let Situ Hao watch over the four brats…
“I have a bad feeling…” She always felt that the four kids were powerful they were young yet had experience and their intelligence seemed high. If it wasn’t them who did all of this then there must also be someone else who can give them those ideas…
“Let’s go back and take a look.”
The two sneaked back to the village to the place where Situ Hao had been looking after the children before.
Dongfang Minghui wanted to sneak in and take a look but was pulled back by Bai Rou, the two hid behind the house. From a hole in the wall, they could get a glimpse of the room. They saw an unfamiliar figure in the room, Situ Hao was tied to a stool, with his head hanging slightly down, as if he had been knocked out.
“What should we do with this person?” It was the brat who had been captured by the undead before, she had heard the other side before and remembered his voice, probably because he was too short, she couldn’t actually see where he was.
“Throw him into the tomb of undead and give him to them.”
An unfamiliar voice came from inside the room, his voice was unhurried and had a comforting sense of stability, but the words that came out were cruel and couldn’t help but make people shiver, so the place they entered before was called the Tomb of the undead… a tomb prepared for the undead?
The two finished their conversation, and Dongfang Minghui then saw the brat unbind Situ Hao, intending to directly carry the man away.
Deciding it was time to interfere, with a slash, Bai Rou split the window at the back of the house in half and entered the room in one leap.
The man in the room probably did not expect them to appear so suddenly and stepped back then used a cloth to cover his face, which attracted the attention of Dongfang Minghui, she saw the other party’s hands, as well as part of his face, appeared to be in different stages of rotting.
“You are infected.”
The brat was smart enough to see them coming and immediately start running instead of staying behind while carrying Situ Hao.
Dongfang Minghui saw this and immediately chased, the other party was faster than by a bit. She ran with spiritual power but it was only equal to the speed of the other party, to overtake him and snatch the person back from the other party would be hard.
The flying needles in her hand shot out one by one, the kid moved agilely and actually dodged most of her flying needles. She felt around in her space ring for a moment, wanting to use the plum blossom nails, but once she thought of the poison them she gave up.
Vines flew all over the sky, scurrying quickly from the ground and air one by one, the vines attacked the little kid’s feet, but every time they were about to catch his ankles, he escaped.
“What an obnoxious brat.” Little Colour, feeling that this was interesting, sat on Dongfang Minghui’s shoulders and directed the vines to create a net that entangled the kid with Situ Hao.
After the two were caught in a net, Little Colour’s vines separated them.
Situ Hao was thrown on the ground by the vines making him wake up from the impact. He found himself outdoors, and his head hurt then he jumped up, “Ouch, who hit me.”
“Little Colour, please help me drag this brat back too.”
Dongfang Minghui had lost patience with the brat who was giving them constant trouble and turned to Situ Hao, “Do you remember what happened to you?”
Situ Hao rubbed the back of his head, he did not do anything, just sitting at the door to watch the four brats. When the few brats suddenly spoke to him, he did not turn around but suddenly fainted, “I don’t remember.”
“If we hadn’t come back in time, you would have been thrown to the undead by these little kids.”
“These kids are really evil…” Situ Hao glared at the boy, really a waste of his spiritual energy to heal them before… “Fuck, bunch of ungrateful wolves.”
“Okay, let’s go back quickly, Senior Sister Bai Rou is now dealing with the mastermind alone.” Dongfang Minghui sped up, that person was obviously infected, he had driven all the undead in the village to a single place, it was obvious he was up to something.
By the time they rushed back, Bai Rou had already easily subdued the man.
“Senior sister Bai Rou, are you all right.”
Bai Rou nodded her head at Dongfang Minghui, and then she playfully glanced at Situ Hao who walked in.
Situ Hao felt that the other party’s eyes were making fun of him, if the other party said a few more words, he’d definitely shout back at her hmph.
But the other party gave a light glance toward him and went to wipe her big sword, he instantly felt his anger no place to vent and his voice got caught in his throat.
“Who are you?”
Situ Hao was so angry that he kicked the stool, almost knocking the man down, and then he saw the other side struggling to cover his face.
The face of the other party appeared only to be half undead but large patches of his face had already rotted.
“What the hell” Situ Hao was startled, seeing the undead and personally touching them were two different things, he jerked back and took two big steps back, “What the hell are you?”
Dongfang Minghui stood aside also slightly curious, Little Colour tied up the little ghost and threw jo, directly to the ground before returning to the space ring to accompany the pig fairy grass. The little ghost tried to get to the man’s side but he became docile when Bai Rou’s large sword blocked his path.
“Even if you don’t say anything, I’ll find out who you are.” She took a step forward and peeled off his cape revealing a black robe inside with the Pharmacist Union’s logo on it.
“You’re from the Pharmacists’ Union, where are the others?”
She remembered that the fat old man said that the news was delivered to the Royal Academy by the Pharmacist Union, and a group of pharmacists dispatched by the Pharmacist Union arrived in Return Town around twenty days ago, “Shouldn’t you guys have been in Return Town? How come you’re here?”
The man looked at her in surprise, his mouth wiggled twice before he asked, “Who are you?”
“Who are you more like?”
Qian Wanyu returned with Mu Sheng and the others and unexpectedly found two or three fewer brats in the house, but there was one new adult. They had searched the village for days without seeing a living adult so they were surprised.
“Seventh sister, you’re back.”
“He seems to have been infected.” Li Yunan found that the signs on his face and the back of his hands appeared to be the same as the undead including those eyes it looked as if the colour of his irises were about to disappear.
“Yes, I’m infected.” The man admitted frankly.
The six of them looked at each other, Dongfang Minghui wanted to go forward before being pulled back by Qian Wanyu, “A large number of dead flesh have appeared on the surface of his body, looking at his eyes, they have lost their focus and lustre it means he has been infected for quite some time.”
These sort of infected people were similar to people with end stage cancer, such a person’s only path left was to completely become undead.
“If you are a pharmacist, why did you make that brat throw my friend into the tomb of the undead?” Dongfang Minghui still cared about this matter very much. It is not terrible for a person to be infected, what is terrible is to suddenly turn so evil because of the injustice that has happened to him.
The man looked at Dongfang Minghui extremely seriously, “Are you curious about what really happened?”
“Before I become an undead, I will tell you the story.”
There was a group of six people from Zilang Academy who were going to hunt magical beasts in the forest, but they didn’t expect an accident, they encountered a large group of undead in the woods, and when they were retreating, several people were scratched by them in the battle, they didn’t think it was a big deal and after they escaped from the woods, they came to this small village.
“Sister Hao, several of us are wounded we’ll borrow a room in this small village, just to give them time to heal.” Li Yang proposed, in fact, he was also injured, as a Light System Spiritual Master, a support type, his combat power was relatively weak.
But what made him feel puzzled was that those wounds on his body could not heal under light based healing. It burned to an unbearable point and became more uncomfortable but didn’t heal. It scared him so much he did not dare to use the light system healing again, much less dare to mention it to others.
“Li Yang, the small wounds on their bodies use light-based healing for them then everyone can save a lot of time.”
Li Yang thought about it, “Sister Hao, I think those people in the forest are very strange, this matter is urgent, why don’t you go back to the academy first and report, as for us, we will stay here temporarily to heal, and rejoin you as soon as our injuries heal.”
Hao Xiu nodded, in fact, she also had a scratch on the back of her hand, which should have been from senior sister Mu, “Okay, I’ll go back to Zilang Academy first, you take good care of them here.”
The people in the village were relatively simple, plus the six of them revealed their identities right from the start – students of Zilang Academy so they were accepted quickly.
“Little friend, what’s your name?” Although Hao Xiu was a Thunder System Spiritual Master, she was extremely fond of children, and as soon as she saw Mao Mao, she wanted to go up and tease him.
“Alas, girl, my Mao Mao is shy and not very talkative.”
They had the help of a more talkative villager, the couple had a child, five or six years old, with a pair of witty eyes, not talking or smiling, looking wooden and likeable.
“The five of them will be staying with you temporarily, if there is a need for you to help them this is the payment, thank you for being willing to take us in.” Hao Xiu kept a bag of silver with her, she knew that ordinary civilians probably couldn’t use spirit stones, and it was thanks good that she had brought some extra.
“This girl, it’s too much, we can’t take it.”
After being rebuffed several times, Hao Xiu left two medicinal plants as payment, she did not expect that just after she left for not even two days, among them the most seriously injured Zhao Lei suddenly changed for the worse. They did not notice at first since Zhao Lei has always been relatively quiet and didn’t like communicating. Until one night he’d snuck out and begun to eat raw chickens raised by the villagers which Li Yang had spotted.
“Want to eat together?”
Seeing that the chicken’s neck was broken, Li Yang did not feel disgusted but even felt a little hungry! Recently he had been feeling that something was not quite right, the wounds on his body were still there, the light-based healing had lost its effect and he kept feeling a bit irritable, as well as some inexplicable cravings…
Seeing the fresh blood flowing from the chicken’s broken neck, he nodded and also took a big bite, and only when he had done so did he wake up and react to what he had just done.
“Don’t you think this is the only way to eat with great pleasure?”
Soon two people became three, and finally all five people who remained in the village could not control their perverted desires, at first they started to sneak out to catch small animals to eat but finally they started to aim at the villagers. At the start, they only targeted the ones who were alone because they were easier to deal with. They would feel guilty afterwards, but once the devil had awakened in their body, it was as if they had lost control.
But all this was seen by a child, Mao Mao.
Mao Mao had secretly told his father and then his mother about this, but no one believed him, so he went to his playmates who played in the village. It was at this time that the five students got bolder and bolder, they found that these mortal villagers were no match for them, and joined forces to capture the entire village and make it their dinner plate.
Besides Mao Mao and a few children who happened to run away under the guise of playing, everyone else became their food.
Until Hao Xiu, who had returned from Zilang Academy discovered this only then did the people above start to pay attention to this matter, basically a small part of the students in Zilang Academy had been infected, and Hao Xiu as well had completely lost her mind at this time.
Because of this matter, the pharmacist union sent a group of three pharmacists to Return Town, they thought it was the source of the infection, but did not know that the real source of infection was actually in this village…
When the three came to this village, they found something unusual. Every other day, there would be one less villager, they dispatched a Great Spiritualist to investigate the secrets of the village, and accidentally found the four little kids including Mao Mao, finding out the matter of Zhao Lei and the others eating the villagers!
Immediately, the Great Spiritualist decapitated the five of them and rescued the whole village, but unfortunately, they were late, the whole village had already been infected extremely fast because they were all in the same place, finally, all of them were turned into undead.
The three pharmacists discussed and then found a place outside the village to keep the villagers while looking for samples from the undead to try and refine a pill to solve this infection by all means. But every time they got close to the villagers, there were always bound to be accidents, and one of them accidentally injured himself, the wound slowly evolved and eventually, he too became an undead…
“The evolution of the undead from what I remember I asked the Great Spiritualist who guarded me to pass the information to the various colleges and marked several time periods of progression from a normal person to an undead, these experiences were from my companions…”
After hearing almost the whole story from his mouth, the whole room was silent. It turned out that so many things had happened in this small village, no wonder the four little kids looked at them like they were enemies, they probably thought of them as people from Zilang Academy?
“Unfortunately, I tried to use medicine on my body but never found out a way to solve the problem of the undead infection.” He suddenly raised his head and looked at Dongfang Minghui, “Little girl, are you a pharmacist from a pharmacy school?”
“Take the space ring in my hand, it contains some records of my research on the undead, I believe it will be helpful for you to continue the research next.”
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, she was a little overwhelmed with all the information, after listening to his whole story, there was however still some doubt and a sinking feeling in her heart.
Whew our cute love story suddenly shifted gear to resident evil! Hows our Minghui gonna deal with this!?
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