Long Yu immediately turned around to face whatever danger that was behind him.
He was shocked when he saw that it was the same zombie, that ate the poor woman's face off. However, it seems slightly different from previously. Its eyes looked even redder than before, and its fingernails were a lot longer and sharper.
What was even more surprising to him, was that, it was now less than a meter away from him.
'How did it get so close to me? I didn't even hear it!'
Despite Long Yu's light banter with Xixi, he had been staying vigilant the whole time. It was impossible for him not to notice a zombie's presence behind him.
The only explanation was that, the zombie had been intentionally hiding somewhere nearby before he got here.
"You sneaky bastard!" Long Yu whipped out a hand gun and pointed it at the approaching zombie.
He had not used his gun previously, as the gunshot would have attracted other zombies. However, now that he was at his car, he could escape at anytime, once he dealt with this zombie.
With him being so close to it, hitting it in the head wouldn't be a problem.
*Click* *Click* *Click*
Long Yu pulled the trigger multiple times, but no bullet came out.
'Sh*t! I forgot to load the magazine back in,' he cursed in his mind.
'No time to reload!' the gun in his hand vanished, before being replaced with a blade.
As the zombie launched itself towards him, Long Yu sent a front kick with his right leg, at its belly, hoping to gain some distance.
'What the hell… How is its body so hard!?' Long Yu winced from the impact.
Although the kick sounded loud, the zombie didn't seem phased. It merely made it stagger for a few seconds.
Instead, Long Yu was the one who felt the pain. He had to endure the backlash of the impact, that was now vibrating up his foot.
Seeing the zombie trying to regain its footing, Long Yu quickly sent a downwards slash at its head. However, he misjudged the distance when he took a step forward.
Due to the limitation of his left leg's movement, his step fell a bit short, hence affecting his slash.
The top part of the blade sliced at the area near the zombie's forehead, causing blood to splatter.
Unfortunately, there wasn't enough force in the attack to crack open its skull as well.
The zombie roared in anger as it swiped at Long Yu.
Luckily, he had already let go of the blade and pulled back his hand, when he sensed the stiffness in the blade.
If he had tried to pull it out from the zombie's forehead, that swipe would have surely hit his arm.
Long Yu started to feel a little dizzy from the adrenaline rush. His heartbeat was increasing by the moment.
He had only participated in a few scuffles back when he was still in his hometown.
This was the first time he had ever encountered such a battle, not to mention that, the other party was a man-eating zombie that was unafraid of death.
He knew if he wanted to survive doomsday, he would have to deal with many situations like this in the future.
During the battle, there was almost no room for Long Yu to breathe. He pulled out another blade from the system storage and readied himself.
The zombie, as if responding to his stance, flashed its disgusting sharp nails and snarled.
It rushed at Long Yu, hurling its entire body at him. It wanted to pin him down and devour him. Although it was a predictable move, it was deadly nonetheless.
Long Yu side stepped just in time, and slashed at the landing figure. A deep bloody cut was made across the back of the zombie.
'D*mn! It's too hard to aim for its weak spots while it's moving,' he cursed.
Long Yu quickly retreated just as the zombie fell onto the ground. He got into a defensive stance once again, preparing for another round of confrontation.
The zombie crawled back to its feet as if nothing happened. It growled loudly, expressing its hatred for Long Yu.
Xixi, who was witnessing the whole thing, was extremely frightened and worried for the kind big brother she just met.
Due to her successful mutation, she could sense that this particular zombie was different from the previous ones.
Compared to the ones that brainlessly attacked her barrier, this one gave off a more dangerous aura.
"Wuu… Big brother, please be careful," she said softly.
As if it heard her, the zombie that was facing Long Yu, suddenly turned its head towards her direction.
It seems that it was fed up dealing with a retaliating target. The zombie ran past Long Yu and headed for the frightened little girl.
"You piece of sh*t! Don't you dare!" Long Yu roared as he chased after it.
Due to their battle, they had gotten further from the car, so, they had a bit of distance to cover.
"All doors close and lock!" he shouted at the car once they had gotten close enough.
As if sensing the urgency in his voice, the front door to Xixi's seat started closing immediately.
Unfortunately, the zombie managed to slip in its hand just in time, before the door closed. Although it suffered a few broken fingers from the force, it continued trying to pry the door open.
The car door mechanism tried its best to close the door. However, it was still slowly being forced open by the zombie.
Long Yu who was a couple seconds behind, jumped towards the zombie and stabbed at its head.
As if anticipating him coming, the zombie used its free arm to cover the back of its head.
The blade dug deep into its arm, almost piercing it entirely.
Long Yu, who was now hanging onto the blade behind the zombie, noticed something disturbing.
'How in the world… why is the wound on its back getting smaller!?'
Long Yu had no time to ask the system nor did he intend to. The situation was getting dangerous. He had to kill the zombie quickly.
'Sh*t! I got distracted!' he could feel himself being thrown off, when the zombie swung its injured arm.
Long Yu was sent flying more than a meter away when he lost his grip on the blade's handle.
"Aaahh! Big brother, help!" Xixi's cries could be heard.
He could see that the door was now pried wide open and the zombie had pulled its arm back, going for the kill.
'Nooooo!!' Long Yu screamed internally.