The boy became more excited. He immediately got up and ran to Shen Shian, both excited and guilty. He embarrassedly bowed his head down, “Brother Shen, I was wrong. I know you asked brother Tao Yuan to train us for our good, I shouldn’t be crying and making trouble in front of everyone.”
Shen Shian stared at the back of his head for a while, and finally softened his tone. “Fangzhou, the apocalypse is not a game, any small mistake may endanger your life, and there is no way to load the save file. Your ability is very powerful, your role is also great, but combat power is the basis for survival in the apocalypse. You can’t let your physical fitness be your biggest shortcoming and weakness. You and Chen Nan were lucky in the tobacco factory, but what if I didn’t catch up in time? The more dangerous it is as we move forward, it is more impossible for me to watch your safety all the time.”
Liu Fangzhou’s nose was itchy, “I know, brother Shen, you can rest assured that I will work harder in the future, and I will never give everyone a hindrance!” He quietly raised his eyes to peep, “If I work hard enough, can I become an official member of the team?”
“As I said before, you have two options, choose yourself.” Shen Shian turned around and took two steps, before looking back at him, “Why do you look blank, you don’t want to eat?”
“Eat, eat, eat.” Hehehehehe.
The breakfast was especially rich. In addition to supplementing Chen Nan and the two men’s physical strengths, it was also because they would only eat packaged food at lunch——the delay in the tobacco factory was too long, and with the new addition of Tao Yuan who could also drive, Shen Shian decided to not stop at all. They would rush at full speed throughout the day.
By the end of June, the weather was getting hotter. In fact, since the continuous heavy rain in Lin’an County for more than a week, the temperature had risen rapidly. It was just that Shen Shian and them traveled all the way north, so it didn’t feel particularly obvious. It was not until this time that they felt it.
The scorching sun was like fire, and with the sun shining brightly in the sky, the sunlight was malicious and hot. The leaves on the branches of trees were burnt and withered away. Even the wind was like air from Mars.
Liu Fangzhou just opened the car’s window a little and closed it immediately. Being cooled by the cool air from the air conditioner, he had lingering fears. “F*ck me, the temperature outside is almost forty degrees, is northern summer really this bad?” With its own solar charging panel, the car’s air conditioner could be turned on, otherwise they would all have to be in a steamer, and probably die.
Holding the strawberry milkshake in his arms, he took a big sip, and suddenly remembered something. He moved closer to the driver’s seat, “Brother Shen, we have enough power in the solar panel, right? We will not run out of power suddenly, right?”
“En.” Shen Shian’s eyes swept over the leaves on both sides of the road, his expression dignified. He was not worried about the solar panel, the solar panel had good performance and sufficient storage capacity. After being fully charged, the air conditioner could be continuously operated for two days and two nights. What’s more, with the current sunlight intensity, the rate of power consumption probably could not keep up with the rate of replenishment.
But this temperature was too abnormal. His geography is not bad, their current location is in a temperate monsoon climate. The temperature had never climbed to such a high level in previous years. If even this place became so hot due to the apocalypse, what would happen to areas that had always been known as a “high temperature stove”?
If the air temperature was so high, the surface temperature was even scarier. The tires of the off-road vehicles were of the military standard. He wouldn’t need to worry about it for now, but in order to prevent the engine temperature from being too high, Shen Shian had put two layers of heat resistant cloth on the front cover. The roof did not matter, there were solar panels on the roof to absorb heat.
Although they were in the car, Tao Yuan’s training did not stop at all. On the contrary, in order to be worthy of the strawberry milkshake in his hands, he became more responsible. The off-road vehicle had a large area inside. After Shen Shian put the icebox and the items in the trunk into the space, a large space was free for Chen Nan and Liu Fangzhou to do push-ups and sit-ups.
“The ten-minute break is over,” The trainer’s stern voice sounded in the car, “Sit-up and push-up exercises will now begin. Five sets are to be completed in one hour, if you can’t complete it, go out and run for 3 kilometers.”
The complaint that Liu Fangzhou wanted to tell was immediately swallowed back, and he quickly laid down on the carpet in the car to work harder than anyone else: nonsense, do exercise in an air-conditioned car or get off the car and run under the big sun. Is this still an option? If he went out in this weather, he would probably die.
Shen Xun held his oversized cup and looked at them for a while before asking Tao Yuan, “Can you have abdominal muscles by doing this?”=
Tao Yuan nodded, “Yes. The effect of muscle building is obvious.”
Shen Shian glanced at the child from the corner of his eyes, “Why did you ask that?”
Shen Xun blinked his eyes, “An An has abdominal muscles, I want to have too!”
Shen Shian wanted to laugh a little. His lips curled up and he raised his hand to place it on his soft little belly. “Who said you don’t have abdominal muscles, you also have it, isn’t it a whole piece?”
“Hee Hee Hee Hee.” The dog was tickled and curled into a caterpillar on the seat.
After more than forty minutes, Chen Nan completed the training. Leaning on the seat for a while, he carried a large flower pot from the trunk.
With persistent practice, his ability had grown greatly, and now he could produce a pot of strawberries in one go. His main practice goal right now was to minimize the plant’s growth time and to control the plant’s shape.
After picking the ripe strawberries one by one and putting them in the fruit pot, Chen Nan held the flower pot with both hands, concentrated his attention, and stared closely at the strawberry seedling in front of him.
With his ability, a sapling grew out of the grown plant. The slender sapling slowly grew, twisting and winding like it had self-consciousness, creating a tender and cute bow.
“Pretty.” Shen Shian looked from the rearview mirror and applauded.
Chen Nan lifted the tension on his arm and let out a long sigh of relief. He smiled a little embarrassedly, “It’s okay, a little better than the first attempt.”
He got this inspiration from the other plant-based abilities in the tobacco factory base. Shen Shian once said that his ability might be used to defeat enemies. He always thought that he had to find plants that would move or was aggressive. It was not until the zombie siege night when someone with an ability manipulated the vines to entangle his feet so that he could not move. This made him suddenly cheerful: although the plants could not move, he could control the growth speed and direction of the plants to make the plants “move”.
This matter was easy to say, but actually very difficult to be executed. The growth of plants was mainly achieved through his spiritual power input, both the speed or amount would affect the growth process. Any slight error might cause the plant to grow out of the expected effect——
In his first experiment, he originally planned to bend the strawberry seedling into a love shape, but his spiritual power was not controlled well. The strawberry seedling was directly twisted into a spider web, and it broke down.
After hundreds of failures, it was finally the first successful bow tie.
After the indescribable excitement, Chen Nan was a little worried. “The stalks of strawberries are too soft to be used for fighting. I have to find a stronger plant, preferably a vine with strong stalks.” Different plant growth had different requirements for the spiritual ability. Strawberry seedlings couldn’t be used for combat. Even if he cultivated them, it would still be useless. He must find a suitable one for combat as soon as possible.
Shen Shian thought of the mutant green radish in the space that had absorbed the spiritual spring water.
Chen Nan practiced a dozen more times, making sure that the bowtie could be grown with his eyes closed. He put the flower pot back, and took his backpack.
His ability had grown rapidly, and after practicing for so long, there were still some spiritual powers left. He intended to give it all to Jiamu, and then absorb some nuclei for supplement.
Chen Jiamu’s head was placed in the off-road vehicle and stayed in the space for a week. After taking it out, it seemed to be more energetic. If someone looked at him, he wouldn’t be recognised as a zombie if they didn’t look carefully.
Tao Yuan was shocked when he saw this head for the first time. Now he was used to it. He could even analyze the similarities between this head and Chen Nan——if it was him, he would not do this. For him, even if his most important person were to die, death is death. Rather than having them live unconsciously, he would rather let the dead sleep in peace. But he could understand why Chen Nan did this.
Liu Fangzhou finally rushed to finish his training within an hour, and he was lying on the carpet like a corpse. Staring at Chen Nan for a moment, he suddenly said, “Your younger brother is already a mutant zombie. You always feed him your power like this, what if he evolves into a power zombie?”
The harsh brake sound suddenly sounded. Shen Shian turned back and stared at Liu Fangzhou with black pupils, before asking, “What did you say?”