Awakening - Chapter 139
Chapter 182 Jungle
A student who walked at the front turned his head to look at the one who walked at the very end. The guy was holding a little girl in his arms. The lead student then said: “I never thought that guy would come with us, I thought he is going to stick himself on the beach, not wanting to enter the woods.”
“Humph, do you think he is not afraid to die?”
After filling their stomach with enough shellfish that they picked on the beach, those students wanted to continue their search for people who lived on the island. But surprisingly, that “human weapon” actually followed them.
After walking for about an hour in the sweltering subtropical jungle, along with the gradual loss of sweat, the students began to feel an uncomfortable sore in their throat like it was burnt. Although they have solved the food problem, since they abandoned the ship and landed on the island a day before, so far, none of them drank any water.
After walking for another ten minutes, they encountered three different paths separated by trees.
“Student Murai, which way should we take now?” A student asked the lead student.
That lead student paused for a moment, and then said: “Let’s go to the left, that way seems very good.”
The other students have a similar idea, they didn’t want to poke those itchy and painful weeds which almost as high as a human.
When they walked tens of meters to the left, they suddenly found out that there were fewer students behind them. When they looked back, they saw that all of those students actually walked to the right.
“What are those idiots doing?” Seeing this, Murai could not help but loudly scold.
After running over to pull the last student who picked the right path, he asked, “Why don’t you follow behind us? If you accidentally get lost, I will not be there to save you.”
“I just go along with other people.”
Those several students turned their head and saw that the man who walked at the very front turned out to be that guy. Followed behind him were all of the female students, as well as the male students who followed under the influence of the herd mentality.
Seeing all of those students actually followed that guy instead of believing in him, Murai felt an intense anger burst in his heart.
“Student Murai, now what?”
“Why don’t we follow them? If only there are several of us, there will be some risk in it.
Murai sneered and said: “If you want to go then go, go lick that guy’s ass.”
“Student Murai, your words went too far, it does not matter who lead us, as long as we can leave this d*mned place.”
“Then how do you know that guy will definitely take you out of here?”
“That is why we need to go and see. Not talking to you, you need to keep up.” Seeing the other students walking farther and farther away, that student did not want to tarry any longer and immediately ran to catch up with them.
Under his influence, several other students looked at the grim-faced Murai and then followed after that guy.
Looking at the empty path as they have all walked away, Murai felt somewhat at a loss. If someone asked him to go alone, he would be a bit timid, in case he encountered a beast, that would be too dangerous. After a psychological struggle, he decided that life was more important than face. After biting his teeth, he rushed forward to catch up with them while constantly swore at the guy in his heart.
On the other hand, looking at the increasing number of students who followed him, Lei Yin frowned.
He stopped and then said to the several students near him, “Stop following me, I am not going to look for people.”
Those students revealed a surprised look, “Where are you going then?”
Lei Yin squinted at them, “I am going to look for water.”
In subtropical woods, finding water was actually not that difficult. As long as you can find ants, snails, mosquitoes, and other insects who inhabit a humid place, you generally can find shallow groundwater in the vicinity.
In fact, on the beach near the woods, Lei Yin has found such a shallow groundwater.
In that kind of place, as long as you dug a half meter deep into the ground, you can see the fresh water. But what he found there was water with green color which tasted sweet and tart. Thus, he concluded that this water contained copper salts, which if drunk, will damage vocal cord, causing one to be mute. So he needed to go deep into the woods to find other sources of water.
“You’re not looking for people who live on this island?”
“Before I completely solve the water and food issue, I don’t have the time to do that.”
“Student Gennai, can we go with you?” A female student timidly asked.
“Suit yourself.” As long as they did not offend him, he cannot just force them to go away, so he ignored them and continued to move forward with Amy in his arms.
The other students soon followed behind him. After the big and small things that have happened in recent days, the students knew that the one who really knew how to survive in the wild was this man, so they unconsciously wanted to be with him.
Watching him walking forward and, from time to time, marking the three trunks, the nearby Akira Hiroshi asked: “Student Gennai, do you really think no one lives on this island?”
“To tell the truth, so far, I never encountered any artificial objects or seen any light.”
“Is this island is really deserted?”
“I can only say it is possible.”
After another half an hour, they suddenly heard a few screams from the girls in the rear.
“Student Gennai, let’s go see what happens in the back.”
Lei Yin helplessly shook his head, walking with these kids is really asking for trouble.
Just as he started to walk, a girl saw him and immediately took his hand and then loudly said: “Student Gennai, please do something, there are some disgusting insects climbing on their feet but they couldn’t throw them off.”
Looking at the loudly screaming girls as they tried to get rid of something, Lei Yin immediately knew what happened to them.
He walked over to one of the jumping in place college girls who wanted to throw off that thing from her foot. “Stop crying, this is just a horseleech. It’s not poisonous, and it merely sucks your blood.”
“Please take it away, okay? I beg you….” That girl tightly pulled his clothes and loudly cried.
Lei Yin felt his t-shirt was soon about to be ripped by her, “Stand still and do not move.”
“I won’t move, please hurry, I beg you.” That girl immediately stopped moving.
After putting the little girl on the ground, he pulled out a lighter from his bosom, and then picked some hay from the ground. After burning the hay he put out the fire and put the smoking hay below the horseleech to smoke it. Not long after that, that horseleech, all of a sudden, fell to the ground and rolled up.
“It’s okay now, the horseleech has been dropped off.”
Seeing that disgusting bug was gone, that girl soon stopped crying. And then, looking at him with a face full of gratitude, she said: “Thank you, student Gennai.”
Lei Yin looked at the several other students who were faced with similar situation. He then turned his head to those male students: “You go help them, but remember not to pull them too hard. You can only use the smoke to smoke them, otherwise, their head will stubbornly bite the wound.”
This was such a rare opportunity for those male students to be a hero so they immediately rushed toward those beautiful victims. But those female students only wanted to borrow their lighters to personally rid the horseleech by themselves, so the male students can only oblige.
Chapter 182 Jungle (Part 2)
People who have never been to a jungle would never know the danger within it.
There were many deadly dangers in the jungle. The most common dangers were poisonous snakes, mosquitoes with malaria parasites, fleas which caused typhoid and rash, poisonous spiders, fierce wild animals, dangerous insects and so forth. Besides the animals, there were also toxic plants, as well as the deathtrap of the bottomless swamp.
For those beasts and so on, those were easy to handle. What one need to fear the most was the thing that appeared save only to belatedly find that it was actually lethal. That was the reason Lei Yin previously did not want to bring Amy to the woods with him.
But because he has learned a lesson from this mistake, now he had to bring her with him to go find drinkable water. The elderly foreign couple was responsible for keeping the smoke on the sand as a distress signal.
The more they entered deep into the jungle, the more they encountered insects, plants, and other animals. Some were harmless, and some were intolerable. So then, almost every few steps they will hear a scream from a student.
For these continuous fake cries, Lei Yin ignored them all. And continued to move forward.
At this time, the already tired Akira Hiroshi could not help but say to him: “Student Gennai, let’s take a break okay?”
“No, we must find the clean water today, and we also need to get back, we have no extra time.” Lei Yin said without turning his head.
Hearing this, he knew that it was useless to raise this matter again. Therefore, Akira Hiroshi had to continue to walk.
The students who thought they could take a break were suddenly dismayed, but they also did not dare not to keep up.
Murai at the back purposely raised his voice and said: “Why do we have to go with this guy? Why should we listen to him? He take us to nowhere.”
Murai originally thought the other students would chime in to echo his resentment. But after a while, no one said anything, nobody listened to him. In the end, he had to unwillingly follow them. Although he really did not want to go, he would never dare to wander alone in this barren wilderness.
After walking for a while, Lei Yin stopped and stood still.
“Student Gennai, what happens?” Akira Hiroshi walked up and asked him.
Lei Yin suddenly put out a hand, “Don’t talk.”
Akira Hiroshi looked at him in bewilderment.
After a moment, Lei Yin suddenly put down the little girl and then put his ear on the ground. After carefully listening for a moment, he picked Amy up and walked to the left.
Seeing him began to walk again, the other people immediately followed.
“Student Gennai, exactly what happened?” Akira Hiroshi noticed that his expression was a bit different than before.
Lei Yin said while walking: “If I heard it right, we may have found the water.”
“Is it true?” Akira Hiroshi looked at him with a face full of surprised.
Lei Yin did not answer him but continued to increase his walking speed.
After another ten minutes, the students found that the terrain began to elevate like walking up a mountain.
When Lei Yin brushed aside the man-high weeds, he finally saw that so-called water source. It was in an area of a dozen meters in size. Water vapor constantly moved up from that hot springs. As for the sound of gurgling water he just heard on the ground, they came from the boiling water rising up from below unceasingly.
Lei Yin quickly ran to the hot spring to scoop up some water into his mouth to taste it. Fortunately, although there was some sulfur in it, they should be able to drink it.
At this time, those students behind him also saw this hot spring. All of them could not believe their eyes. After determining that they were not in a dream, they all loudly shouted out and called out or hugged the nearby person, like a group of just released refugees.
“Student Gennai, can we drink this water?” After Lei Yin finished testing the quality of the water, Akira Hiroshi nervously asked right away.
“It should be fine.”
“Great.” Akira Hiroshi immediately cheered loudly.
After pulling out the large leaves that he used to prevent mosquitos bites from Amy’s body, Lei Yin scooped up some water from the hot spring to wipe off some stains from the little girl’s face.
“Lei, this is like a dream.” Amy naively said.
Lei Yin could not help but smile, “This is actually a bit extravagant. From drifting on the sea, to survive on a deserted island, and finally a trip to a hot spring after having a seafood meal. It seems like this trip is too great.”
The little girl did not really understand his words, staring at him with her big and round eyes.
As long as there was a hot spring, another hot spring should be in the vicinity. After drinking enough water, Lei Yin took the little girl to find a hot spring with moderate temperature so that they can bathe. After many consecutive days without ever taking a bath, even if he was not a clean freak, he also felt uncomfortable with his body, not to mention the tender skin of Amy. But the little girl was very obedient and sensible, so all this time, she never made a fuss about it.
After walking around to check their surroundings, he actually found a hot spring with medium temperature. The reason why he knew this was not because he felt it with his hand, but because he saw there were several monkeys soaking in that hot spring.
Because there were so many hot springs in Japan, human beings were not the only one who liked to soak in it, the local monkeys also liked to enjoy the hot spring, which was regarded as Japan’s special characteristic.
Although expelling the local monkeys from comfortably soaking in the hot spring seemed a bit unreasonable, in order not to scare Amy, Lei Yin can only scare them away.
Although some of the girls aged 11 or 12 have already well-developed, obviously Amy was not among them. Because of this, Lei Yin can still take a bath together with this kid.
When Lei Yin tried to help the little girl wash her hair, she very happily splashed him with water.
Seeing the two red marks on her arms which caused by the grass cut, a burst of heartache could not help appear in Lei Yin’s heart. Since she was a child, this should be the first time for Amy to endure this suffering. Apart from having to endure the hunger and thirst, she almost being trampled on by those students, as well as risking her life to move into the Jungle. Perhaps she did not feel any of these dangers, but Lei Yin was fully aware.
Thinking about this, he guiltily stroked her little face.
The little girl unblinkingly looked at him.
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