Awakening - Chapter 136
Chapter 179 Drift
“You mean to say, the ship cannot start?” One of the students uncontrollably exclaimed aloud.
Lei Yin lightly said: “Yes, this ship use electric signals to start, but since the dashboard on the bridge is wet from the rain, not only the engine cannot start, even the radio is also short-circuited. In other words, right now, not only we cannot move, we also cannot ask for help from outside world.”
His words made everyone’s hearts inside the cabin sank.
“Is there no other way to do it?” Another student asked hurriedly. [Go read on the right site]
“There is, I heard that by switching the circuit mode, the engine can be manually started. But I do not know how to do it. If anyone of you also did not understand, then the only other way is to wait until the Captain wake up.” Lei Yin’s knowledge of electronic was already a few decades old and was not suitable for this day and age. Moreover, the former owner of this body was an electronic idiot.
Unconsciously, everyone looked at the middle-aged man lying unconscious on the bench.
“Even if the ship does not start, it does not matter. As long as we wait, someone should come to rescue us.” Said a guy who pretended to take things less seriously.
Hearing his words, the other also felt as if things were not that terrible, and could not help but relax a lot.
“What you said is right, but only if we have enough food and fresh water to support us while we wait for the rescue to arrive, or else, we would starve or die of thirst first. In addition, we also need to be sure we would not encounter that storm again.” Lei Yin’s words made everyone’s heart tightened up again. Everyone present has profound impression toward that previous storm.
That guy was unwilling to be persuaded, and at once retorted: “You are just speculating, we will probably encounter a search and rescue helicopter in a moment.”
Lei Yin took one look at his eyes, and then said: “If we don’t? I just looked at the cabin and cannot find something to eat. Now we don’t know how far away this ship being drifted away from its course by the storm, and if in two or three days no one come to save us, then all of us will die of hunger here. Can you guarantee that within two days someone will come to save us?”
That guy was suddenly speechless.
“Then do you have another way?” Another male student asked.
“Just recently, I saw a few birds flying in the sky, which mean we should not be too far away from a land. My idea is to put all people into two groups, and then row the boat on both sides until the land is found.”
“What did you say? You want us to row the boat to find a land? Do you think we are still in the Columbus era?” One of the students burst out laughing.
Lei Yin looked at him coldly, and after a while said: “Do you think this is funny? Frankly speaking, dying is not my habit, it is fine if you don’t agree with this programme, even if it is only me who would go to take the lifeboat out to do this thing. If there’s a helicopter coming to rescue here, then please tell the Pilot the way to my position.”
The boy who first asked Lei Yin a question then said: “I think this proposal is feasible. Instead of just waiting for the rescue, it is better to think of a way to save ourselves while waiting for the rescue.”
After thinking about it for a moment, the others also thought that this proposal was much better than just blindly waiting for the rescue, so finally most people agreed to this suggestion.
Since the proposal was introduced by Lei Yin, all the students agreed that he would be the one who performed the groupings.
Lei Yin did not refuse, he arranged for the men and women to mix and divided them into two groups, to ensure that both groups maintained an average physical strength. Due to the lack of oars, he asked the students to disassembled the cabinet or the benches and used them as oars.
Although some people were reluctant to follow the plan, under the pressure of everyone’s eyes, they finally unwillingly followed suit. Fortunately, this ship was a small-medium passenger ship and there was nothing heavy inside. Therefore, the plan was not too laborious. But because most people have no experience in rowing a boat, not only their contribution were just average, the rowing rhythm was also wrong, making the hull, every now and then, turned in circles.
Seeing this, Lei Yin had to teach them the correct posture and rhythm. Not until his mouth started to parch did these students finally rowed the boat forward slowly, rather than in circles.
The entire passenger on the ship were more than forty people. After rowing for nearly four hours, these students who were tired and hot, and never did a hard job began to complain more and more.
“I quit. What’s not good about honestly waiting for the rescue? Why do we have to suffer like this?” The first student who opposed this plan loudly shouted and stopped paddling.
In his lead, several students also followed suit to stop paddling.
“I do not want to paddle anymore, let us just wait for the rescue.”
“That’s right, I’m really tired.”
“I think a helicopter will soon come to rescue us. Let’s just wait here for that.”
“I am thirsty, I want something to drink.”
“Didn’t you just drink? Now there’s only one bucket of water remain, just endure it.”
Because there was a specially designed cargo hold filled with drinking water in the ship, for a moment people did not lack fresh water. But because the weather was too hot and the people were many, the drinking water was consumed pretty quickly.
Watching more and more people complaining and stopped paddling, the student who supported this plan asked Lei Yin: “Student Masashi, what now?”
Lei Yin looked at those students who complained, and sneered: “There is a saying that said ‘refuse to be convinced until one is faced with grim reality.’ Wait until they begin to fear and they will naturally continue to paddle.
“Will this be okay?”
“It might be. Hopefully, they still have the strength to continue rowing,” Lei Yin said dismissively.
He has thought of taking Amy on a lifeboat and went forward to find a land, but until it was the last moment, he did not want to do it. Because this was a sea and not a lake. If they encountered big waves, their small lifeboat could have been easily overturned.
But he did not hold out much hope for these people, if by tomorrow afternoon the situation remained unchanged, he will take the chance to try his plan.
He went to the cabin and saw Amy was sitting with the elderly US couple with her in the middle.
Throughout the entire ship, in addition to the unconscious Captain, the only one who did not need to row was Amy as well as the elderly couple.
Hearing the familiar footsteps, she immediately turned toward the cabin door and, sure enough, saw that the one who came in was exactly Lei Yin.
“Lei.” Amy excitedly jumped out of the chair and immediately ran to him.
Somehow, seeing her happy smiling face, Lei Yin’s mood improved a lot.
After bending over to pick her up, he said: “Has the Captain uncle wake up yet?”
The little girl shook her head.
Not wanting to worry her, he looked at her face and said: “Don’t worry, we will certainly come back safely, I promise.”
Amy seriously nodded, and then hugged his neck and said: “As long as Lei is by my side, Amy fear nothing.”
Chapter 179 Drift Part 2
Because everyone was just having breakfast before they went out, in the evening, their young stomachs were starting to torment the young college students.
“Hey, anybody has something to eat? It’s okay even if it just crust.
“Yeah, we are all classmates, if someone has something, don’t hide it.”
Toward these meaningless sound, most people chose to remain silent. They did not have the mood to speak.
After the shouts from these several people, someone finally told them to shut up.
Because there were so many people, and the deck can only accommodate some of them, many people went to the cabin to sleep to get through that unbearable hunger.
By nine o’clock in the evening, the cabin was silent.
The next morning, while sleeping, the students heard a quarrel sound.
“You idiot, what have you done?”
“Why are you being so loud? We just use the water to clean ourselves.”
“Why don’t you use seawater, why used this water? Don’t you know that this water is used for drinking?”
“You are crazy, the seawater is so dirty, how could you let us use it? Moreover, we only use a little bit, what are you so anxious about? I didn’t know you are such a mean person.”
“What little bit, you took the whole one-third of it.”
When the students woke up, they saw a guy loudly quarreled with two girls.
The reason for their argument was simple. Because there were a few girls who used the drinking water to clean their mouth and face. If this was normal, nobody would bother to give their opinion, but their ship cannot be started, and their only drinking water was only a barrel. Seeing that barrel of water was now less than half full, not only that boy, even the other boys cannot help but loudly scold the two girls.
Being yelled at, the two girls burst into tears, “We are not the only one who use this, the other people also use this. But after they used this they immediately ran away.”
In the afternoon, a boy could not resist his burning sense of hunger, and kicked the side of a chair.
“When are those guys going to come? If this continues, we will all die here.”
The other students looked at his meaningless action with glazed eyes. This was the first time they found out that hunger was such a terrible thing.
At this time, the student who supported Lei Yin’s plan stood up and said out loud: “At this time, are you still going to stubbornly wait for the rescue? What if no one come tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, how are we going to do?”
Hearing his words, everyone’s hearts sank. Even one day has been so hard for them, so how could they dare to imagine what would happen in the next two or three days.
“You shut up, at this time, you are still saying such unlucky words.” The first student who opposed the plan stood up and glared at him.
Standing on the deck outside, Lei Yin came in after hearing the brawl, “I ask you again, are you still going to insist on waiting here until you die?”
“Bast*rd, what did you say?” That student screamed in anger.
“The one who need to shut up is you, if you dare to say a word, I’ll throw you into the sea at once.” Lei Yin’s face revealed a dangerous look.
Seeing the look in his eyes, that student immediately remembered that the man was the ‘human weapon.’ He suddenly did not dare to make a sound anymore. ^If^you^read^this^change the site@
Lei Yin then loudly said toward those students who were looking at him: “You have no choice in this, if you do not want to die, then do as I say. Now pick up your paddle and go to the deck.”
Tortured by hunger, the students absolutely have no opinion and involuntarily stood up.
Looking at these students feebly paddling the boat, the thought of whipping them with a whip flashed through his mind.
But when he looked at the waves, he suddenly thought of something, and cannot help but curse himself,How could I forget such a simple thing.
He went back to the cabin and tore down all the curtains on the windows. Then he went to the deck to find a roll of rope, and then he brought those curtains, as well as the rope to climb to the top of the cabin.
Lei Yin’s action caught the attention of the other people, all of whom looked at him in bewilderment.
“What does he want to do?”
“I don’t know.”
After a while, when Lei Yin put those curtains together with a thin wire to make a large thick cloth and then tied it to the flagpole, the students finally came to understand that he was making a sail.
After a few minutes, when Lei Yin unfurled this slightly coarse sail and tied it with a rope, he pointed to a few boys and said: “You guys come here.”
Those boys looked at each other and then went to the cabin to climb the ladder.
“I will teach you how to adjust the angle of the sail according to the wind direction. From now on, the few of us will take turn to guard here.” With that, regardless of whether they agreed with him, he began to teach them.
These few guys knew that with this simple sail, as long as they well adjust the angle, they could accelerate the speed of the ship. Compared with the mechanicalness of rowing the boat, this work was much easier and more fun. Therefore, very quickly, they were eager to learn.
Soon, the evening came. A more intense hunger than yesterday invaded their stomachs. Many people did not have the strength to stand up. All of them were limply lying or sitting in a chair.
“Lei, you need to eat at least a little bit, okay?” At this time, on the top of the cabin, the little girl was sitting on Lei Yin’s lap while putting a piece of bread in his mouth.
These few slices of bread were all that he found when he searched for food in the bridge. They were probably the Captain’s yesterday breakfast. At the time, he did not tell anyone and just quietly put it away to save it for Amy.
“No, you have it.” Lei Yin smiled and patted her face.
The little girl’s eyes were red, “But you did not eat anything at all these two days. Eat something, please?”
“I really am not hungry.”
“If you don’t eat, I won’t eat either.”
“If you don’t behave, I am going to spank you, be obedient and eat this.”
Seeing his unhappy look, the little girl had to obediently put that piece of bread into her mouth. But as she ate, she continued to shed tears.
Seeing her cried like this, Lei Yin felt slightly guilty, so he used his hand to gently stroke her hair, “I’m sorry, kid.”
The little girl looked at him with her teary eyes and then plunged into his chest, crying.
After a while, she said while sobbing in tears: “I am afraid something will happen to you, Lei.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll be fine. I will definitely take you back safely.” Lei Yin smiled as he used his sleeve to wipe away her tears
The little girl blankly stared at his smile.
Chapter 179 Drift Part 3
At noon on the third day, looking at the endless sea, the look of despair appeared in many people’s eyes.
At this time, most people have been so hungry that they could barely stand up, much less rowing the boat.
In any case, their boat was now driven by the sail, and rowing or not would make no different. So Lei Yin did not bother them. Since yesterday afternoon, he has been observing the debris floating on the sea.
His guess was correct, they were now sailing toward a certain island. Because the floating debris was increasing in number, the boat must not be too far off from the island.
Around ten o’clock at night, the sleeping people were awakened by a strong impact, some even fell down from the benches.
The students who slept on the deck then heard the constant scream from inside the cabin, and then they saw many students ran up from the bottom.
“Wake up, the cabin is flooded.”
“What, the cabin is flooded? How could this happen?”
“Yeah, it is flooded, now what should we do?”
“We need to quickly plug the hole.”
“The hole is too big, it can’t be plugged.”
Lei Yin ran from the top of the cabin down to the deck and said in a loud voice: “The ship may have hit a reef. Everyone need to immediately put on the life jackets, we have to abandon the ship. There is an island in front of us, we can land there.”
“What, there is an island in front of us? Are you serious?” One of the students excitedly called out.
“Less wordy and quickly put on the life jackets.” With that, he picked up a life jacket and put it on Amy, then he put one for himself.
Because there were only two lifeboats, Lei Yin just let the unconscious Captain, the foreign old couple, and the female students to board. Some of the boys wanted to squeeze themselves to the boat but were fought back by Lei Yin.
Due to the size of the lifeboat that was too small, in the end, there were three female students who could not board the lifeboat and had to wear the life jacket and grabbed the edge of the lifeboat to float on the sea like the other male students.
Lei Yin was the last one to enter the seawater, but after swimming for two or three meters, he suddenly swam back to the submerged ferry.
After a while, he took a round thing from the ship and swam back.
When he swam next to the two lifeboats, he shouted, “Kid, where are you?”
Soon, he heard Amy’s delicate voice and he immediately swam to her lifeboat.
Seeing Amy was sitting on the lifeboat, he was secretly relieved.
Whether the people on the lifeboat or the people floating on the surface, all of them can faintly see the huge shadow under the starlight in front of them.
“Hey, it’s really an island, we are saved.” Many people could not help but cheer.
Relative to these students’ jubilant mood, Lei Yin did not feel particularly happy. Because he saw the island was dark, without any light at all. In other words, this island was likely to be an uninhabited island.
In any case, this is still much better than drifting around aimlessly at the sea. Lei Yin thought in his heart.
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