Awakening - Chapter 118
Fortunately, this was Summer so even if they were soaked in seawater they did not feel too cold. With the help of the life jackets, the boy who clung to the edge of the lifeboats continued to swim forward.
After swimming for nearly two hours, everyone finally swam to the shore.
After coming ashore, strenuous exercise coupled with days of hunger made most of the students to lie prostrated on the beach. Although their bodies were so weary, their hearts were filled with joy.
Although this was Summer, if you wore wet clothes and the wind blew you, it would be very easy for you to catch a cold. If this island was really an uninhabited island, and if they fell ill, they would surely die. Therefore, for humanitarian reason, Lei Yin said loudly: “If you don’t want to die, quickly take off your wet clothes. Anybody who has a lighter immediately looks for some dry twigs and light a fire.” Then he took off his clothes, of course, that included his pants.
Seeing their dead-snake appearance, Lei Yin was too lazy to say anything again. He pulled Amy toward the wooded area on the beach and found some branches in varied size, as well as hay, in the vicinity. He then dug a shallow pit under a leeward area. After that, he stacked up the smallest twigs crisscrossed on that pit, and then took out the lighter, which he fetch from the bridge, and ignited the hay in the middle of the twigs. Not long after that, a small fire lit up.
After telling Amy to add some branches there once in awhile, he returned to the beach.
Seeing those people were still lying there motionless like corpses, his anger flared up. He went to the middle of them and loudly said: “You all listen carefully, this island is likely to be an uninhabited island. If you catch a cold here, there is simply no medicine that could save you.”
“What did you say, you say this is a deserted island?” One of the boys forced himself to stand up.
The others were scared and also stood up.
“Very likely, because so far, I did not see any lights.”
Hearing his words, the other people immediately looked at their surrounding and saw it was indeed dark all around them.
“Is this island really uninhabited? Then what should we do now?” A girl uncontrollably called out.
“Maybe the people on the island have all been asleep, so all the lights were off. There should not be a deserted island.” Someone said in self-consolation.
Toward these talking human, Lei Yin continued to loudly say: “I say again, if you do not want to die, then immediately find some dry twigs to generate fire. And the put your wet clothes off.”
These students finally began to stand up and each one of them went to find some branches.
Lei Yin cursed in his heart, miserable wretch.
After a while, after collecting some dry twigs, people began to huddle in several circles to light a fire. But because most of them have no experience in lighting a fire in the wild, many people asked Lei Yin to light their fire.
Lei Yin felt angry and funny at the same time when he saw some of the students wanted to use thick wood to contain the firewood. But he was too lazy to say anything, in any case, the branches were many, so he let them made a mess for themselves.
At this time, one can see the difference between the young and the old. Although both were hungry for three days, driven by the instinct to survive, the young people have recovered a lot of their energy, while the elderly couple’s spirit seemed to be very poor, seemingly ready to faint at any moment.
At this time, Amy went over to Lei Yin and whispered a few words to him.
After hearing her words, he frowned, shook his head, and then said: “You can’t.”
“Lei, please, they look very pitiful.” The little girl worriedly looked at him.
Watching her pleading eyes, Lei Yin thought for a moment, and finally, helplessly nodded. The little girl immediately embraced him in delight.
Taking the elderly couple deep into the woods, Amy took out a plastic bag from her body and gave it to them. Seeing the inside of the bag filled with two pieces of white bread, the two elderly were stunned.
The nearby Lei Yin explained the source of the bread. Then he somewhat apologetically told them: “Maybe you think I am selfish, but I definitely cannot let Amy go hungry. These last two slices of bread are given to you by Amy herself, I hope you can keep it a secret.” After that, he put the bag into their hands and then dragged the little girl out of the woods.
The elderly couple watched them left.
“Kid, not afraid of starving?”
“Not afraid, because Lei will think of a way.”
“Well, it’s your choice, don’t cry when you feel hungry.”
The little girl innocently smiled.
If they were still on the boat, no matter how determined Amy begged him, Lei Yin would never agree to do so. But since they were already on an island, he had a considerable confidence in finding enough food, even if this island was a deserted uninhabited island.
To survive in the wild, the first thing to do was to prevent yourself from getting sick. In order not to be bitten by virulent mosquitos, Lei Yin entered the woods alone. After a while, he took back some kind of plant leave similar to tobacco leaves. He then crushed those leaves on a stone, after that, he took the resulting juice and spread it on Amy’s bare skin.
“Lei, what is this stuff?” The little girl strangely looked at his action.
“The juices from these plants can prevent mosquito bites. Although the smell is not that good, but you need to tolerate it, okay?”
The little girl gently nodded. $Support the translator by reading this on the translator’s website$
To see her being so obedient like this, Lei Yin dotingly kissed her small face.
After spreading the juice on himself, he took the rest of the leaves to those students. “Crush these leaves and applied the juice on your skin. This can prevent mosquito bites.” He spoke these redundant words at every circle of students. As to whether they used it or not, that was not his problem.
For Lei Yin’s ‘meddlesome action,’ many students were still grateful to him. After all, if not because of him, they may have starved to death on the boat.
However, some of the students resented him. In their thoughts, the reason for why they became like this was because they listened to his call to look out for a land. In the end, it made their boat hit the reef so that they were forced to reach this deserted island. Perhaps in a day or two, if they patiently waited on the boat, someone will come to rescue them, instead of being in a miserable condition like now. In their eyes, the reason for why they fell into this plight was because the guy was simply the god of plague.
Lei Yin completely ignored those who showed that kind of look. After distributing the mosquito repellent plants, he returned to his original position.
After a while, that elderly couple came back. When they saw Lei Yin, they smiled to him. Lei Yin secretly relieved and smiled back at them. In addition to them, no one knew the meaning of the smile.
The next morning, the students proposed to go out to look for whether there were other people on this island. For this proposal, Lei Yin held an opposing view.
“What do you want?” A boy who has kept his resentment for a long time loudly shouted at him.
“Even if you want to go out, you need to first find food and drinking water. In your present physical condition, how far do you think you can go?” Thinking that they shared the same University as him, Lei Yin did not want them to foolishly throw away their lives.
A student walked out to stand at the front. “That is why we need to go out to look for other people. If there are other people on this island, we can be saved. I don’t want to stay here and die. I support Murai’s proposition.”
Lei Yin indifferently shrugged his shoulders, “Do as you like, in any case, I already told you.”
“Let’s go.” That lead students stared at him and then walked toward the woods.
Influenced by the herd mentality, after hesitating, the other students started to follow him. After these people left, Lei Yin said to the only boy left: “Why don’t you go with them?” The boy in front of him was the student who supported his self-help proposal on the boat.
The boy looked at him and said: “I think what you said is correct.”
Lei Yin smiled, “There is no absolutely right decision in this world, perhaps they will really find other people. Forget it, don’t mention this. What is your name?”
“My name is Akira Hiroshi, first year Law Department student in Teikyo University.” The boy with slightly pale face introduced himself.
“My name is Gennai Masashi. Good, we have been introduced. Now let’s go find food and water.”
“But where do we find food and fresh water?” Akira Hiroshi revealed an awkward expression.
Lei Yin laughed, “Looks like you rarely play on the beach. Relative to the food, I’m more worried about the fresh water.”
Chapter 180 Searching For People (Part 2)
Coming together with him to the shallow water, Lei Yin casually picked up a white scallop from the water and handed to him, “See this, this is a food, and they are many. Not only scallop, there are also oysters, clams, and snails. As long as they are not poisonous, you can eat any kind of shellfish or snails. Of course, if you can catch a fish, that would be better.” Akira Hiroshi began to understand what he meant, but he quickly remembered another question, “But this thing is still alive, we can’t eat this kind of thing raw can we?”
“I will not stop you if you want to eat this thing raw, I am just going to put it above the campfire until it is cooked and then eat it.”
Akira Hiroshi remembered the light from the campfire this morning, and then saw Lei Yin’s playful eyes. He can’t help but feel a bit idiot.
“The food problem is solved, the only thing to consider is how to get enough clean water. How about this, you are responsible for picking up enough shellfish for five people to eat, and I will go look for the water.”
If this was only him and Amy, he could just use the seawater evaporation to get enough fresh water for two people to drink. But now, with the elderly couple, as well as Akira Hiroshi, they have a total of five people in their group. Using this method to collect fresh water was too slow, so he had to find other sources of fresh water. This place is an island and not a dessert, so looking for water should not be too difficult.
After shaking Amy to wake her up, he said to her: “Kid, I am going to find you fresh water to drink. Wait here until I come back. Remember, don’t walk away, understand?”.
The little girl hurriedly pulled his hand, “Lei, I want to go with you.”
“No, there are a lot of bugs in the woods, aren’t you afraid?”
Hearing that there were many bugs in the woods, the little girl showed a frightened eye.
Lei Yin continued to say: “You wait here for me, I will be back soon. And remember, don’t walk away, you know?”
“Em.” The little girl finally nodded her head.
After gently patting her little face, Lei Yin picked up the pot-like signal receiver that he took down from the boat. This receiver was mounted on the top of the roof to receive TV signals. He swam back to the boat last night just to take this stuff. He was going to use this to get fresh water from seawater evaporation, but now it will just be used as a water container.
On the beach, there were a lot of shellfish. Three hours later, Akira Hiroshi has picked a lot of scallops, as well as oysters, enough for six or seven people to eat. He took off his t-shirt and put all of these together in it, and then he brought them to Lei Yin’s campfire.
When he arrived, he did not see Lei Yin. There were only the cute little girl and the foreign old couple.
After putting that pile of shellfish near the campfire, he said to the little girl: “Your brother is not back yet?”
Seeing the little girl did not answer him, he remembered that she could not understand Japanese.
He turned around to see that old couple and saw that they were unblinkingly looked at the shellfish on the ground.
Akira Hiroshi knew that they were hungry. Actually, so was he. Therefore, he immediately put those shellfish by the campfire one by one to roast them.
After ten minutes, under the high temperature, the scallops and oysters slowly opened their mouth, revealing the meat that was beginning to cooked. Akira Hiroshi constantly heard the calling from his hungry stomach. The elderly couple had the same expression as him, all wanted to immediately pick them up to eat.
A few minutes later, Akira Hiroshi thought that they should be ready. Therefore, picked up the biggest scallop with a twig, and then, after it slightly cooled, he delicately took the meat inside using a fine tree branch and hastily put it into his mouth.
Seeing his expression, the elderly couple also bluntly copy his method and picked up the meat to put it into their mouths.
Seeing the three people eating while constantly fanning with their hands to cool down the meat, the little girl could not help but laugh.
Akira Hiroshi handed her the already opened scallop. But the little shook her head and did not accept it.
Thinking that she has yet to know how to eat, Akira Hiroshi personally demonstrated it again to her. He then offered another scallop for her, but the little girl still shook her head.
The expression of the first year law student was confused. Seeing her expression, he knew that she understood how to eat the scallop, but why won’t she eat?
That foreign woman also found it strange. So she asked her why.
Hearing the answer from Amy, the woman was very touched. It turned out that the little girl wanted to wait for Lei Yin to come back and then eat it together with him.
Looking at her serious little face, the woman’s motherhood instinct could not help but flare up, so she tightly hugged her in her bosom.
Seeing the foreign woman burst into tears as she hugged the little girl, Akira Hiroshi was confused. Do all foreigners act strangely like this?
But there was no time for him to think because his stomach has called up again, so he immediately picked up an oyster and continued to eat.
At this moment, a burst of messy footsteps suddenly came from the woods.
Someone’s coming? Akira Hiroshi immediately stood up and tried to see.
Not long after, he saw a lot of people came out of the woods. They were the students who went to look for people.
Compared to when they started in the morning, they seemed more frail and weak. Some of them even leaned against the tree trunk, struggling to walk.
Seeing their look, Akira Hiroshi knew that they failed to find what they were looking for. However, when they left in the morning till now, the time was not that long. Therefore, they should not go too far. The reason for why they came this early probably because they cannot endure the heat.
The several boys walking in the front saw Akira Hiroshi, but soon, all their eyes were focused on the foreign couple who were eating scallops.
“Bastard, you’re actually eating in hiding here.” The lead student loudly roared and ran toward them.
Several other equally hungry boys also rushed over to them.
Seeing the boys’ angry appearance, Akira Hiroshi knew that they have misunderstood. Therefore, he loudly said: “Don’t misunderstand, these scallops….” But before he finished speaking, a student punched him to the ground.
“Beast, you actually kept these foods for yourself.” Influenced by hunger, the lead student, who has lost his ability to think, grabbed Akira Hiroshi by the neck.
At this time, several other male students rushed to the campfire to grab those scallops.
But because the shells were very hot, they immediately screamed and threw those scallops on the ground.
By this time, the people coming out from the woods also knew that there were foods at the front, therefore, they all came running.
For a time, this group of students from a well-known University in Tokyo was like a mob, constantly pushed and shoved each other to pick the shellfish from the ground. The scene suddenly became extremely confusing.
In this ‘constant pushing’ situation, that elderly foreign couple was shoved to the ground.
Amy had never seen such a crazy scene, and cried in fear.
But by this time, no one noticed the crying little girl, everyone has been caught in a crazy battle for food.
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