5 months later...
Luo Xi felt bored as she hovered on top of the bed. There was no television in the room that Long Yu rented. Well, it was not like she could turn it on by herself in the first place.
She could leave the room and follow Long Yu around if she wanted to. But since her big brother, whose workplace was nearby, only repeated the boring routine of going to work and returning at night, she eventually got bored of it.
Luo Xi had realized that she could not move too far away from the jade necklace that hung on Long Yu's neck. Every time she tried to, she would be obstructed by some kind of invisible wall.
During the past month, Luo Xi also discovered the importance of the jade necklace. Apparently, it was the necklace that kept her from disappearing.
A few months after she turned into a spirit, she found that her body was turning more and more transparent. Luckily, Luo Xi threw away her hesitation and let herself get sucked into the jade necklace instead.
While inside the dark empty dimension of the necklace, her corporeal body stopped fading and slowly restored itself. She was also relieved to find out that she could exit the dimension whenever she wanted. Since then, she stopped keeping her distance from the necklace.
"Ahh... I wish I could eat something. Fried chicken… ice cream…steak.." she could only drool at the thought of it. Even though she felt no hunger as a spirit, her craving for food still existed.
The night the shooting star fell…
That night, Luo Xi witnessed the jade necklace vanish from Long Yu's hand.
As her gaze followed the shooting star, the bright glow from the jade necklace suddenly attracted her attention. After that, she saw it mysteriously disappear and Long Yu suddenly falling onto the ground in pain.
As she worried for her brother, she also realized the consequence of the jade necklace disappearing. Without it, could she still maintain her current form? She had the necklace to restore her body last time, but what about next time?
2 months later since the disappearance of the jade necklace…
Fortunately, after the disappearance of the necklace, her body did not slowly start to fade like previously. After the incident, she was also no longer restricted and could go to anywhere she wanted. However, she still mostly stuck with Long Yu.
During the past months, Luo Xi had gotten used to Long Yu's mysterious ability of making things appear and vanish.
From what she gathered from his occasional mumbling, she knew that he was preparing for something. It seemed to be related to the end of the world? However, she did not understand how Long Yu knew about it.
The concept of a zombie apocalypse was merely a figment of imagination created by humans. At least that was what she thought, until today.
Luo Xi was currently waiting in a parking lot outside a hypermarket building. As for Long Yu, he was in the middle of buying a bunch of items inside. After filling the car with a trolley full of items, he would proceed to go back into the hypermarket. He had already made multiple trips during the past hour.
As she observed various people going in and coming out of building, she suddenly heard a scream from not far away.
In an instance, a horrifying incident took place. Zombie like creatures suddenly appeared and attacked the people around her.
Although Luo Xi knew that the creatures could not touch her, it still scared the soul out of her. As she moved around, unconsciously dodging those creatures, a woman and a little girl suddenly caught her attention.
The woman with short hair had a beautiful and young appearance, while the girl did not even looked like she had reached the age of ten yet. Wearing a pink headband and a cute white dress, the little girl reminded Luo Xi of a certain character.
If she didn't hear the little girl calling the woman her mother, she would have thought they were a pair of sisters instead.
As the situation unfolded, Luo Xi saw them hurriedly hid between two parked vehicles. It seemed that they could not get to their car as it was surrounded by too many of those man-eating monsters.
What was worse, was that several of those creatures were starting to converge towards their position. In another ten meters, they would surely be spotted.
Because the place was packed with vehicles parked closely together, it made it difficult for them to move around. The gap between the vehicles were too small for them to weave between them, and going out into the open would surely expose themselves. Carrying the little girl and running was not an option as well, as there were zombies coming from both sides.
Since their backs were protected by other cars, they only had to guard against the front. Seeing that there was no other choice, the woman decided to use herself as bait and lure the zombies away from their position.
"Mama, where are you going? Wuwu... please don't leave Xixi here alone…" the little girl, noticing her mother's actions, panicked.
"Xixi, be obedient and stay here. Mother will be back right away after chasing those bad monsters away." the woman stroked her daughter's head and promised her with a smile.
Since Luo Xi was close to them, she had heard their entire conversation. She was surprised to learn that the little girl actually has the same name as her.
After telling her daughter to stay put, the woman jumped out and attracted the attention of the zombies that were surrounding them.
The woman was surprisingly agile, as she dodged all the incoming claws of the zombies. She then eventually broke out of the encirclement of zombies and made them chased after her. With half of her plan succeeding, the woman then ran in the opposite direction, away from where her daughter was hiding.
Unfortunately, after they left, a lone zombie that came out of nowhere stumbled towards of the little girl. Frightened by the monster that was getting closer and closer to her, the girl had to escape from her hiding spot. Otherwise, she would be trapped inside with nowhere to go, and eventually be eaten by the zombie.
Luo Xi, who was nearby wanted to help the little girl, but she couldn't . With her condition, she could not even touch anything. However, that did not stop her desire to save the girl. Seeing her running away with little feet, Luo Xi quickly chased after the girl.
The situation turned even more dire as the little girl encountered several zombies in the direction where she headed. As she was gradually surrounded by those moaning zombies, Luo Xi could not help but went forward to shield the girl with her body. Although she knew it was a futile act, her body had moved by itself.
When Luo Xi was centimeters away from the little girl, a frown appeared on her face. She felt a tugging sensation, as if she was being forcefully dragged towards the little girl. It was a very familiar feeling.
'Right, it's just like the jade necklace!' she realized.
Luo Xi did not know why this was happening, but she had a feeling it might be an opportunity to save the girl. So, she stopped resisting and let herself be sucked into the little girl's body.