Was there some mistake?
Everyone’s scalps turned numb after seeing it all, especially for the girls. The hairs on their entire bodies started to rise. Even the usually carefree Emily felt she was somewhat unable to endure it.
“Both Rot Devouring Rats and Alienized Worms are rich in protein. Furthermore, they are the most common animals in the wilderness. Teaching you all to eat these is a necessity. One day, in the future, it might even save your lives under special circumstances,” Teacher Grace said, smiling. “Considering that it’s your first day here, I’ll give you guys some special benefits and have you guys choose either one.”
Choose… how do they choose? Do they have to choose between the bugs or the rat?
Please don’t speak about how disgusting it would be to have it slide down their throats; just imagining it was enough.
“Cough cough…” Hymin was the first one to give up. This is more terrifying than the dizziness after that ride. She was close to losing control over her throat. “Teacher, I, I suddenly feel full. Can I return to the living quarters first?”
“Teacher, I actually cheating during that run earlier. I still have five laps to go. I, I’ll go back and make up for it!” Terrence shouted, wanting to slip away.
“Sure,” Grace said as she smiled deeply while looking at everyone. “I won’t force anyone who doesn’t want to eat. It’s up to you if you want to leave.”
“YES!” Terrence was the first to jump and shout. He didn’t want to stay here for another second.
“And don’t blame me for not reminding you guys,” she leisurely said. “For those who don’t eat, I won’t change their menu the entire month. Also, there isn’t any other food to be found here. Some matters just have to be tackled sooner or later.”
When everyone saw Grace’s relaxed smile, none of them could feel the same. This group training was completely different from what they’d imagined.
Terrence stopped moving. The surroundings became so quiet that a pin could be heard. None of them couldn’t understand Grace’s character anymore, not unless they were extremely stupid. They took a look at the soldiers inside the dining hall, then at those carrying guns, and saw that their faces were filled with ridicule. This was truly the first time they’d all felt so awful.
Everyone forced their gazes back at the basins…
Urgh! Fuck, how do we eat this!
While everyone remained silent, Barran started to move.
Eyes wide, he proceeded to pinch a Rot Devouring Rat.
Barran was very clear as to how he’d managed to get here. Since his strength was the weakest, if he couldn’t even do something like this then he felt he shouldn’t bother to stay here.
While this group training may have been a type of glory for others, it had a higher value to Barran.
He opened his mouth and took a vicious bite. The rat’s nervous system caused its tail to directly straighten, and a faint squeak sounded from his mouth, causing goosebumps to appear on everyone’s skin.
Munch, munch, munch.
Quite fresh, Barran thought as he smacked his lips. Seems it isn’t completely dead. It just scratched my tongue…
The thing inside the basin was much better than the mutated rat he’d caught inside the refugee area in the past. It was big and plump, and the dirtiest part of it, the skin, had already been removed. Nothing bad grew from its body, so why couldn’t it be eaten?
He hadn’t eaten such food in quite a while. This stuff was like his teacher had said; new humans really did need a lot of special nutrition in order to nourish their soul power.
Out of the group of thirty, at least twenty of them directly vomited.
“Fuck Barran, you do yours, but can you shut your mouth?!”
“Boss, please kill me!”
“Help me! Kill me, just don’t make me eat this! Wuhuhuhu!1” Chapter 79 – Personal Service
“I’d rather starve for a month!”
“This thing isn’t actually alive, right?”
A continuous number of complaints resounded within the dining hall. A few of the girls didn’t even want to open their eyes.
“It still hasn’t died yet? Let me try.” Wang Zhong grabbed one and ate it.
While he didn’t think it tasted as great as what Barran’s expression made it out to be, it was alright, and slightly better than what he’d imagined. Moreover, it hadn’t jumped about in his mouth.
“We’re not here to live comfortably. We are soldiers,” Reeves said, standing up with a smile. “We shouldn’t dread any challenge.”
He grabbed a Rot Devouring Rat and ripped off a large mouthful. It was obvious from his twitching face that he was trying his hardest to chew the rat, but he still managed to stop himself from choking as he swallowed it down resolutely. Bite after bite, he continued to eat the meat. That so-called tranquil expression, however, had already become extremely twisted.
Only when that last mouthful had entered his stomach did Reeves regain some normality. “For glory!”
Grace still nodded when she saw this. These little guys seemed to make a big deal out of it. It was as if eating something was such a strenuous action, yet this really seemed like it.
Barran, Wang Zhong, and Reeves made groaning sounds as they ate. Everyone else looked at one another with blank dismay on their faces. They didn’t know what to do with their lower jaws.
Grai opened his mouth. “Teacher Grace, all we need to do is eat them, right? Regardless of the method?”
“Yes, it’s fine as long as it enters your stomach.”
Was there even a need to care about the way to eat them?
They watched as Grai unhurriedly took out a fork and knife from the side. In reality, those utensils had been placed there in order to tease them. Everyone had automatically ignored the tools, but Grai still took it seriously.
When a Rot Devouring Rat was placed on his tray, Grai moved.
Whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh…
That small silver-coloured knife traced beautiful paths into the rat, and in the blink of an eye it had already completely dismantled the Rot Devouring Rat. Bones were placed to one side, while the meat was laid out in strips. With the faint bloodstains, it looked like a plate of rare steak.
After completing his preparatory work, he leisurely pierced each piece with his fork and placed it into his mouth… all he was missing was a glass of red wine in order to create a standard French feast!
Those who saw this gaped… where did he learn this? Was this even okay?
Grace didn’t say anything about it and just looked at everyone else before glancing at the time. “You guys still have five minutes to eat.”
“Fuck. This big brother, still have a few moves!” Terrence shouted as he jumped forward and grabbed a Rot Devouring Rat. He used his bare hands to clenched it hard, squeezing out the stomach, intestines, blood, and other internal fluids. Fuck this mouse!
He pinched his nose and closed his eyes. Resigned to his fate, he stuffed the rat into his mouth.
Humans were never weak in their creativity. The originally spiritless dining hall was revived as a few squeezed the rat empty, while others tried to follow Grai and sliced it into pieces…
Whoosh… Emily stood and waved her small hands. A lump of flames started to rise, and within ten seconds that bloody scent transformed into a barbeque smell. The fragrance filled the air and one could even hear the sizzling sounds made by the fat on the meat. Although it didn’t taste good, it was a delicacy when compared to everyone else’s.
They all became excited. No matter how much one cut it up, it was still raw rat meat. Only Emily could make this a genuine dish!
City people truly knew how to have fun!
“Cough cough. Junior sister Emily, is it possible for you to roast a tray for me?”
“Me, please help me!”
Everyone’s zeal came into play as the scene was thoroughly ignited. Without bothering to wait for the second round of orders, Grace’s cold voice was like a bucket of cold water poured directly over them all.
“Help you roast?” Grace’s voice resonated throughout the large dining hall as she looked at every individual there. “Then when you guys face the battlefield in the future, will she also help you die!?”
The great hall immediately turned tranquil.
“Those who have the ability will eat roasted meat. Those who do not will have to swallow it down with the blood. For those really can’t eat it, no problem! I’ll let others come and teach you guys. Markis, Markos!”
Two humongous, two-meter-tall men walked over. Their arms were almost as thick as Barran’s leg!
The students had previously seen these two within the all-terrain vehicles; they were the drivers and had driven the vehicles as chaotically as a rollercoaster. It was said that they were Teacher Grace’s personal guards when at the frontlines. They were true heroic soul soldiers, bathed in fresh blood and baptized in the flames of war. A star and stripe on their shoulders designated these two as frontline 2nd Lieutenants!
These two were different from the majority of soldiers outside. Not only did no one dare to despise them, they would even look at them with awe in their eyes. From their appearance, they seemed to be in their late twenties. To be able to climb to their current rank of 2nd Lieutenant at that age wasn’t something any average person could achieve.
“Guide them,” Grace ordered with a smile.
“Yes, captain!” The two heavy soldiers shouted. They wore blank expressions. Facing these newbies and wimps, they had no patience for them.
Everyone stared, wondering what instructions they would give. Markis grabbed the closest student, Adams, and a Rot Devouring Rat. “Open your mouth!”
Adams hesitated, but Markis pinched Adam’s neck. It was like pinching a little chick; Adam’s mouth opened straightaway.
He immediately felt a large lump of something being shoved directly into his mouth. Markis patted Adams’ mouth with all his strength and it was done.
Squeak. The mutated rat directly slid down his throat with that pat. He hadn’t even taken a single bite.
Adams was terrified. The pain he felt from having his mouth being forced open was secondary. Didn’t they say it was still alive? What do I do if it bites its way out of my stomach!?
“Will there be anyone else needing such personal service?” Markis asked.
They all fell silent instantly and began to eat. That picture had been too beautiful; they definitely didn’t want to see it again. Yet, Grace and the others didn’t have a single change in expression. Instead, there was a trace of disappointment. The newer generation has too much fun and seems to have forgotten that humans are still living in a dangerous world. Not only are we not the masters anymore, we are even facing extinction, which could happen at any time…
But these were matters they couldn’t speak about.
“Let me introduce them to you all; these two men are my junior brothers Markis and Markos, and they will be your instructors for this group training. They are heavy soldiers from my squadron,” Grace explained. “They will be evaluating your training and grading you guys!”
Early mornings within the wilderness was extremely cold.
Ever since the arrival of the hyperdimension, the Earth’s magnetic field became chaotic and caused the temperature to fluctuate greatly.
It was much better inside the cities as there were anti-radiation rune energy barriers in place. This allowed them to maintain a relatively constant temperature.
In the wilderness, however, it was horrible. During daytime, the temperature would reach as high as 50° celsius. This would then drop to -20° celsius at night. This truly was an extremely difficult test of survival that humanity had to face.
It was now 3:30 am, and the coldest period of the night had already passed. Even then, the temperature was still around -10° celsius.
An ear-piercing police siren forced every student to wake up. After enduring a day of being tossed around, everyone felt mentally depleted and wanted a good sleep. Yet, this ringing noise that sounded like it had come from right beside them woke them abruptly from their dreams.
“Everyone is to gather in the drilling grounds. Hurry up! I will give you five minutes. If you are late, then I will deduct three points!” Markis’ seemingly demonic roar clearly transmitted to everyone’s ears. Wang Zhong quickly got out of bed. In less than a minute, he was already dressed well and appeared on the drilling grounds.
Markis and Markos were slightly surprised. Although that jostling yesterday hadn’t been that bad, it was still a hard lesson for the students. This brat’s response, on the other hand, wasn’t any worse than their own.
They were indeed quite surprised since not only had Wang Zhong been fast and dress properly, even his state of mind was clear. Although it was still night, his eyes were keen and sharp.
Still, the two didn’t show too much of a change in expression, after all… everyone else’s performance was just too terrible!
“Fuck, it’s still early morning, what’s all this about…?” A few of the students were still yawning. Yesterday’s events had been too chaotic and they also had to eat all that disgusting stuff. Quite a few of them had nightmares due to this, so they didn’t have any true sleep.
“Where is Teacher Grace?”
“Is the group training starting now?”
“Shut it, you bunch of wastes!” Markis explosively shouted. His soul power erupted out and the tyrannical strength of a Heroic Soul stage instantly pressed down on them.
“If you want to withdraw, then scram! Otherwise, we will be starting our first night training!” Markis’ voice was cold and detached. “Record their performance. Other than Wang Zhong, take off three points for everyone!”
The nearby Markos wore a face of ridicule as he said, “I don’t think anyone in this batch of wastes is eligible. That’s fine too, they can avoid disgracing the Federation.”
Markis didn’t continue conversing with Markos and glared at the bunch of silly and ignorant students instead. “I originally planned to test your nighttime capabilities, but now I’ve changed my mind. I am going to flush away your laziness and stupidity!”
He then sent a message through his skylink. A few minutes later, several soldiers carrying hoses appeared on the drilling grounds.
They’ll know what’s going soon, he thought as the high-pressure hose started to shoot an intense blast of water at the group of students.
“Stand still! You’re not allowed to back off!”
This was the wilderness, and it was still night. The temperature was -10° celsius. Everyone experienced a foreign feeling as the water jet struck their bodies, so they tried to moved their soul power in order to resist the water. Whether they would be eliminated or not wasn’t the issue now; if they did not take this seriously, they might lose their little lives in this place.
After their long-awaited anticipation, their so-called special special reception and never-before-tasted special delicacy was this!?
Was there some mistake?