Dominion’s End V4C5: An Unexpected Encounter, Part Two

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 5: An Unexpected Encounter, Part Two—translated by Miaka_Mei (proofread by Arcedemius, Minthe & EvlNabiki; C/E edited by lucathia)

All the others were staring at her, their expressions so twisted that I didn’t even have the heart to look at them. I reckoned that among these sixty people, young and old, men and women, any of them were more fitting of the title “weak and delicate lady” than her.

Xiao Sha spoke with a hardened look, “More than half of you are men.”

“In the presence of a great hero such as you, each and every one of us is merely a woman!”

“…”

Hey hey, those thirty men or so behind you almost burst into tears. 

Watching this familiar face in front of me laughing so brightly, I felt deeply disturbed. Had I really looked like this in the past?

No, no, absolutely not. At the initial stage of the apocalypse, although Xia Zhengu hadn’t started getting into casual relationships with other women, sticking to flirting at most, I still couldn’t laugh at all. Back then, I only remembered being terrified and panic-stricken regularly. Laughing was practically impossible, since I had to control the urge to cry almost all the time.

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Dominion’s End V4C5: An Unexpected Encounter, Part One

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 5: An Unexpected Encounter, Part One—translated by Miaka_Mei (proofread by Arcedemius & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

“We’ll split up for the rescue. Gather them here, but only bring the quiet, obedient ones. Abandon them if there’s the slightest resistance.”

Xiao Sha nodded.

“The key point is not to push yourself too hard. If there’s something amiss, prioritize your own safety first. If you really can’t get away, then call out my name, and I’ll figure something out. I mean it.

I couldn’t resist giving out the order thrice. I was worried that Xiao Sha wouldn’t want to endanger me, so much so that he wouldn’t even be willing to ask for help and would end up sacrificing himself. If the sacrifice was worth it, then so be it. But I really didn’t want him to die in vain when I could have saved him, simply because of some pointless misgivings.

Xiao Sha readily agreed, without any sign of struggle or hesitation. He didn’t look like he would insist on not calling for help and taking on the burden alone.

Running out of time, I quickly instructed, “You’ll save the ones who were running to the left and right, lead them here, and don’t go anywhere else. I’ll save the others.”

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Dominion’s End V4C4: Shangguan Family, Part Two

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 4: Shangguan Family, Part Two—translated by Miaka_Mei (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by Taffygirl13, lucathia & Elkin)

Xiao Sha thought about it and said, “There may be mini department stores nearby, but I’m not sure about it. Based on my memory, the nearest shopping mall is still a slight distance away, and we may have to walk for a day.”

As expected from a man—he didn’t even know where the closest shopping mall was. If it was a woman, she could probably circle all the various big and small shops nearby on a map, and would even be able to tell me which was best for buying clothes, or which was best for shoes. As for the things that I wanted, she would have screamed out “I’ll take you there” with shining eyes!

Sadly, I only had a man with me. Beggars couldn’t be choosers, so we probably had to walk around a bit more.

“We still have two days to spare, so let’s head in that direction. On the way back, we can grab a vehicle on the outskirts of Lan City to save time.”

Xiao Sha reminded me, “It’s a small shopping center. Although there wouldn’t be as many people there as in large shopping centers, it would be no small number either.”

“The apocalypse occurred in the middle of the night, and it was also the same day that the black fog spread. There wouldn’t have been crowds in the shopping centers. That area would usually have been noisy too, so there probably weren’t many residents living around there either.”

The realization struck Xiao Sha, and he nodded.

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Dominion’s End V4C4: Shangguan Family, Part One

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 4: Shangguan Family, Part One—translated by Chizuru (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by Miaka_Mei, Taffygirl13, lucathia, & Elkin)

Shangguan?

I looked at Xiao Sha. He still had his guard raised, but from his expression, it seemed that he really did recognize the name “Shangguan Chenyang.” Since the word “Shangguan” was mentioned, the other party probably knew Xiao Sha.

Xiao Sha shouted, “Show your face!”

“I can’t! I don’t know how I became like this. I, I can’t get back to how I originally looked. That’s why I got driven out. They think I’m a monster!” The shadow’s shoulders sagged as he muttered, “I haven’t turned into a monster. It’s not like I eat people. I just, just…”

He didn’t seem to know “just” what he was, though I knew very well. This change was similar to that of the brainwight that we had encountered before. It was a physical evolution, and a significant one at that. He didn’t even have a human form any more. Looking pretty much like an aberrant, it would be hard for him to be accepted by humans.

Xiao Sha hesitated a bit. Then, he turned to look at me.

I grabbed Xiao Sha’s arm and timidly hid behind him as I asked, “Chensha, is this person really someone you know?”

Xiao Sha nodded. “Yes, the voice sounds like him.”

“It’s really me!” Shangguan Chenyang hurriedly said, “Tánggē, don’t you recognize your younger brother?”

“Your cousin?” I frowned, trying hard to play the role of a little boyfriend. I pushed him in discontent and complained, “Why haven’t I heard you mention him before? You never tell me anything!”

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Dominion’s End V4C3: Foray into Lan City, Part Two

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Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 3: Foray into Lan City, Part Two—translated by Miaka_Mei (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

Xiao Sha sent his opponent’s kitchen knife flying with a strike from his dagger. At the same time, he delivered a single kick, knocking the other person a few steps back. The opponent clutched his stomach as he keeled over, groaning in pain. Xiao Sha turned to look at me, then ran straight back without a word or question. He glanced around before saying, “That one.”

I looked over. There was a row of townhouses, and all of them looked exactly the same. The external wall was made of stone and appeared fairly high-grade. The door was even sturdier, just like the gates of a city. Good choice!

After nodding with approval, the two of us quickly started to run toward the building, with Xiao Sha easily taking the lead. As expected of a user of the wind ability. He turned to look back and suddenly paused in his steps, seemingly wanting to run back to the rear.

I rolled my eyes at him. “Keep running! Think of a method to get inside first.”

Xiao Sha continued to charge toward the house again, jumping up and down to look for an entrance. I gained a moment of reprieve and so turned to look back. Three or four of the looters were collapsed on the ground, while the man in the puffer coat was still standing, his left hand tightly clutching his right. Needless to say, this method of applying pressure to staunch the bleeding was rather effective, as his hand was no longer spurting blood.

He was observing our movements with suspicion clouding his face. But this doubt didn’t last for long. Faint tremors ran through the ground, causing the both of us to simultaneously look in the same direction. Billowing smoke and dust emerged from the horizon, immediately followed by a distinct sound—the sound of footsteps. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say the sound of hoofbeats?

The clip-clop sounds did not seem as strong and powerful as a horse’s. They were more likely to be from creatures of a smaller size. But this also indicated how large in number they must be, to be able to cause such strong vibrations.

“Shuyu! Hurry up and get inside!”

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