It was already dark outside and the lights inside the police station were off, giving it a dark, empty and gloomy ambiance.
In this dark, empty and gloomy ambiance, footsteps and a zombie's roar echoed throughout the entire building.
The footsteps came from Nathan who carrying a limbless Level 5 zombie by the neck -- its arms and legs were chopped off.
He left Sarah at one of the holding cells and was headed there.
Nathan was standing in front of Sarah.
She was hanged in a crucified position and was still unconscious. Her wrists were handcuffed to the bars.
Initially, he thought of chopping off her arms in case she decides to cast [Fireball] but decided not to because he needed a healthy test subject. Plus, the fact that she's still a low level human and wasn't a Chosen One, he concluded that her vitality is still no different from an average human being.
But just in case she casts [Fireball], he had two fire extinguishers nearby.
'Now let's begin. Be sure to show me some good data, sweetie.'
He pressed the zombie's face near Sarah's right thigh.
The zombie immediately bit off a chunk of flesh from Sarah's thigh, causing her to immediately wake up and jerk from the pain.
She still had duct tape on her mouth so she was only able to moan in pain.
Nathan pulled the zombie away and immediately killed it with his [Grade D] Scimitar by cutting off its head.
Sarah looked at Nathan and the zombie. She looked at the bite mark on her right thigh and then look again at Nathan. Only this time it was full of hatred.
She was about to cast [Fireball] but Nathan immediately threw a punch at her jaw, causing her to faint once again.
After that, he grabbed a chair nearby and sat in front of her.
He activated [Coward's Way] as he smoked a cigarette.
It's been 59 minutes since she was bitten.
Although she woke up about 15 minutes ago, she didn't do anything.
She already accepted her fate. She was going to die.
Her body was so hot that it felt like she was being boiled alive. Aside from that, she was getting weaker and weaker every second, her face was pale as a ghost, and she was starting to lose consciousness.
Of course, Nathan noticed this as he was seated in front of her and was invisible.
Seeing her do nothing, he did nothing as well and just continued to observe.
She closed her eyes and thought about her family, her friends, her dreams, the zombie apocalypse.
'Mom, dad, big brother, wherever you guys are I hope you're doing fine. Rick, Erica, I'm very sorry. Josh, I'm coming. I can feel it. You won't have to wait any longer. You're waiting for me, right?'
Tears started flowing from her eyes.
She took her last breath and finally died.
Three seconds later, her body suddenly started to shake.
He just stared at Sarah who looked like she was having a seizure.
After 5 seconds, she finally stopped shaking and returned to a motionless corpse.
She suddenly raised her head and her eyes were that of a zombie -- no sign of intelligence, just pure bloodlust.
Nathan checked his watch and smiled, 'Exactly 1 hour. Thank you, sweetie.'
Over the next three days, Nathan captured 10 more "volunteers" and a few animals to conduct more tests. Regarding the volunteers, none of them were Chosen Ones and their age ranges from 18 - 40 years old.
He also did some killings as well in choosing the right subjects. It was tough because not only he needed healthy ones (so arm chopping wasn't an option), he also needed the ones who didn't have skills or spells to escape or disrupt the experiment.
Regarding how one can get infected by the zombie virus, there was only one way. It was through a zombie's bite.
In fact, he even tried a few things like taking a zombie's saliva and mixing it with water and had the volunteers drink it, directly putting a zombie's saliva inside the mouth of the volunteers, and feeding the volunteers zombie meat (such as the tongue) and blood. None of these turned the volunteers into zombies.
As for the animals, there were a few things he discovered. One, zombies ignores them. Two, they were immune to the zombie virus. And three, they didn't undergo any evolution. Was it because they don't have the System or will their evolution come in a later date?
Speaking of evolution, the low-level humans that recently turned into zombies will immediately catch up with the current overall level of the zombies within a couple of hours.
And if it's a high-level human that turns into a zombie, there won't be any changes in their level. Nathan concluded that once the overall level of the zombies catches up with that human's level, it will then undergo evolution.
As for the humans wearing System items that turned into zombies, the System loots will disappear from their body.
What about the 3m-tall skinless zombies?
Well, he didn't have the proper equipment and facility to capture and conduct experiments on them so he just ignored them.
Just imagining trying to capture a D1 zombie already gave him a headache.
<Author's thoughts: This is the first chapter for May 26 - June 1, 2019. I hope you guys enjoyed this chapter. Thank you for reading.>
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