The Great Worm Lich Chapter 236
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Since they did not see each other for three to four months, Tina’s gracious greetings to Zhang Lisheng seemed to take a long time.
Sitting at the table watching the young couple stuck at the doorway kissing each other non-stop, Sheila suddenly ridiculed, “Hey! Hey missy! Enough, okay? Your lips are swollen already and the roasted quail has also turned cold.”
“Oh shut up, Sheila!” Tina released the young man’s neck as she panted heavily, before pulling his hand to sit together at the table and introducing him to her friends with an unsuppressed smile. “Guys, this is my boyfriend, Zhang Lisheng. Lisheng, this is Wallace, Sheila’s boyfriend, who is also a New Yorker. Karf and his sister, Pamela, the most powerful masters in Harvard’s ‘Trekking Association’. The reason they came to New York is to go to Shrimp B1 Island to have a look at what kind of terrible things it has there. I hope they won’t get to go to the island. As for the others, you’ve met all of them before. Dukley, Trish’s crazy pursuer last year who finally became her boyfriend this year. Annie, your chief legal officer, Mr. Edward’s daughter, and her boyfriend Joe. And lastly, Christina! Do you still remember her? She’s the first friend that Trish, Sheila and I made in Harvard.”
Among the three young people whom Zhang Lisheng had never seen before, similar to other Sheila’s constantly changing boyfriends, Wallace was still the tall, strong, Caucasian young man who looked smart and humorous.
The siblings, Karf and Pamela, on the other hand, who came from Harvard’s Trekking Association had slender and strong bodies with long limbs.
After listening to Tina’s introduction, the young man smiled amiably, “Nice to meet you, Mr. Wallace… Miss Christina, nice to see you again!”
After familiarizing himself with everybody and greeted them all, he shook the bell on the table. “I’m starving, guys! The taste on Shrimp B1 Island is really unique. It has been five days and I’ve hardly eaten enough!”
“I’ve already ordered five huge sets for you, baby. I’ve been very worried these few days. The military has simply deceived all of you to the supernatural realm! No wonder they would go to Stanford to pick you guys up in an armed helicopter in such a hasty and exaggerated manner! At that time, if someone had not taken a photo and posted it online, I’d have thought that it was a joke when I received your message.”
“Tina, actually, you can’t really blame the military about this…” Zhang Lisheng explained with a smile. At this moment, the door of the room was gently pushed open, a waiter walked in and smiled as he asked, “Is there anything I can do for you?”
“Oh, I’m sorry! I originally wanted to make an order but my girlfriend has already ordered for me. Oh yeah, can you please ask the chef to hurry up? I’m so starving that my stomach is grumbling already! Just serve the bread and the appetizers together.”
“Alright, sir! Please wait for a while! Your meal will arrive soon.” The waiter bowed and retreated from the room. Zhang Lisheng shrugged and continued his topic just now, “I believe that you must have read about the beast tide from the Internet. The military asked us to go to the island and decipher the ‘beast tide’ mystery. It had also never crossed their minds that it was, um, how should I say… the precursor to the birth of supernatural creatures. It was really…”
“Where were you when the supernatural creatures were born, Mr. Lisheng? Did you witness the scene of the destruction of the human gathering place, or were you safely hidden in the bunker?” Karf, who was by the side, suddenly asked.
“I was outside in the wild conducting a short scientific investigation at that time. When I returned, I saw that the gathering place was already in a mess but it was not fully destroyed. Otherwise, there would be more than 1000 to 2000 people who were dead already. Besides, the bunker is not absolutely safe. The monsters are born from land and sand dunes so it’s actually more dangerous when staying underground.” The moment Zhang Lisheng finished his explanation, the room door was opened once again. Several waiters carried bread and five plates into the room at the same time, piling all of the plates in front of the young man in astonishment under Tina’s instructions.
“Thank you.” After Zhang Lisheng thanked the waiters, before waiting for them to retreat from the room, he had already finished up the bread and the few cold dishes as he muttered, “Even if I have ten sets of a meal with such a large portion, I can barely fill my stomach…”
The evaluation of society on a person was very strange. If it was before when the young man had just arrived in New York, such rude behavior of his would be regarded by others as a country bumpkin and uncultivated. However, after self-making himself into a billionaire from scratch in just two to three years time and became a special academic elite in the government who contributed to the human’s conquest of the supernatural realm, his actions had naturally become straightforward, unequivocal and a man of character who stood head and shoulders above others.
“You can’t add more appetizers but I’ve already ordered three main dishes with a total of fifteen plates. The portion would definitely be enough,” Tina took the meat from her plate and placed it on Zhang Lisheng’s plate as she said with a smile. “I’m on a diet so you can just help me eat first.”
“Diet? Do you still need to diet? I think you’re already slim enough…” Zhang Lisheng looked at Tina and said sweetly. At this moment, Karf suddenly interrupted his sweet talk and asked insensibly, “You were outside conducting a scientific investigation during the disaster? How was that possible? All of those who came back from Shrimp B1 Island said that the island is as terrible as hell during the night. Thousands of people have lost their lives under the protection of the army so Mr. Lisheng, how did you manage to come back safely if you stay alone in the wild? ”
“Mr. Karf, actually, as long as a person is strong and smart enough, it’s not that hard staying on Shrimp B1 Island at night. You can just randomly find a supernatural realm’s indigenous tribe and stay close to them. By doing so, you can completely avoid those monsters and the beast tide. Oh, perhaps you’re going to ask again, that the internet says that the supernatural realm’s aborigines may look as small as a midget but they’re actually as ferocious as a boxer when they fight so how did I actually manage to live even after I come across them.” Zhang Lisheng raised a bright and sharp metal knife from the table with his left hand and stared at Karf while touching the knife.
Then, he extended a finger from his right hand and broke the knife into pieces like an iron bar knocking on a popsicle. “The reason I could survive because I’m stronger and crueler than those aborigines. Usually, I’d communicate calmly with a person who treats me politely but when I come across a provocateur, I’d break off the joints of their whole body and then…”
Zhang Lisheng picked up all of the knife pieces and placed it on his palm before slowly making a fist, crushing the broken knife into an iron ball before throwing it on the table with a “snap”. In the end, he added, “Then I’ll crush their heads. Are you satisfied with this explanation?”
Amidst the dead silence of the room, under the cold gaze of the young man, Karf’s heart that had conquered the peak of several kilometers above ground almost became too overwhelmed with emotions and almost stopped beating. His face turned pale and his body began to tremble.
Seeing that this poignant young man might do something unexpected, Sheila suddenly chimed in, “Oh, Lisheng babe! Your coolness is really suffocating. However, just because an ordinary person asked you a few questions in a slightly rude manner for being jealous that you have a good girlfriend, you don’t really have to scare him to death right?”
“Sheila, is there anybody in this world who would be scared to death?” Upon hearing Sheila’s words, Zhang Lisheng suddenly turned around to ask with a smile.
This smile made the frozen air in the room flow once again, allowing Karf to finally get rid of the young man’s nightmare-like force of deterrence. Panting continuously, he slumped down on his seat.
After hearing his heavy panting, Zhang Lisheng looked back and shrugged as he said, “Mr. Karf, please forgive me for being blunt but your physical condition is not suitable to go for an adventure on Shrimp B1 Island.”
“Thank you for your reminder, Mr. Lisheng.” Pamela, who had been sitting next to his brother, seemed to have just snapped back from the fantasy-like encounter, avoiding Zhang Lisheng’s slightly sarcastic gaze and standing up to glare at Tina, Trish, and Sheila. “Tina, Trish, Sheila! Karf and I are going to take our leave now. Thank you for your hospitality today, but if you have any more invitations in the future, I don’t think we’ll ever participate again. Goodbye. ”
After that, suppressing the fear in her heart, she pulled Karf with force and ran out of the VIP room.
Right now at this moment, it was not only Pamela but the other diners in the room as well found Zhang Lisheng’s magical performance to be inconceivable, at the same time, they found it very strange that the three girls would be so tolerated with him.
After all, even though Karf was a little impolite just now, he had not crossed over the line at all. However, Zhang Lisheng’s words and demeanors were blatantly threatening Karf’s life and in the eyes of Westerners, these two things were two completely different concepts.
By right, as a girlfriend, Tina should have never let her boyfriend act so on the occasion of having dinner together with her friends. Not only that, as the hosts of the dinner, Trish and Sheila also should have voiced out to stop him as well.
They did not know that in the eyes of the three girls who were already used to Zhang Lisheng’s inevitable means of killing if he was slightly provoked, the fact that Karf was not inexplicably swallowed by a huge insect was already considered as merciful for having scruples in front of them. So what if he made a few threatening remarks?
However, Tina became silent for a moment before whispering at Zhang Lisheng, “Baby, Karf has indeed appeared to be more attentive to me sometimes but he has never done anything over the line before. Not only that, you should also be able to see that I’ve long told him before that I only have you in my heart…”
“Tina, I’m not that mean and unconfident. I’ll only be proud that you only have eyes for me despite having so many men pursuing you,” Zhang Lisheng interrupted the girl’s words reasonably. “What Mr. Karf did wrong was that a weak sheep should never take the initiative to provoke a lion. This is the order an ecosphere should have.”
The young man’s strange theory made the room quiet for a while again. After sometime later, Trish suddenly said, “Do you know, Lisheng? You’re the only person in my life whom I can never understand what you’re thinking! Yet, every time, the things that you say would make me feel as though I can’t refute it at all. This feeling is just too, too strange!”