Chapter 108: Wait…
Chapter 108: Wait…
Zhang Xiao Qiang walked into the storeroom and saw the various seeds stored neatly, and felt depressed again. He wanted to move them badly, but it wasn’t too practical now. The base could not store them, and although the huge dump truck could transport, the rest of the goods were equally important. In the end, he still decided to move them all, even if he didn’t want to engage with Brother Long now, he was still stronger than the zombies. Zhang Xiao Qiang would not give it now though, it’ll be right before he leaves.
His decision caused the women to be exhausted, from Yang Ke’er to the younger sister who was still blank from her trauma. No one was spared from the transporting.
Yang Ke’er had followed Zhang Xiao Qiang for the longest period and knew him the best. She understood his hoarder mentality, everything he saw he wanted. In the end, she even took the initiative to move the air conditioner back. Zhang Xiao Qiang could not watch any longer and said that it could not fit in.
The supermarket was swept clean, including the convenience store, the bedding store. The ladies had taken half of the women’s wear, as Yuan Yi and Su Qian both changed out of their military camouflage, instead, wearing tight jackets, accentuating their figures. Zhang Xiao Qiang did not say anything, as he also knew the material of the camouflage uniform was so-so. It had been torn in various places after his scuffle with the S2.
Seeing that they were about done, Zhang Xiao Qiang checked his watch. It was getting late. They drove back towards the garage base. He sat in the Hummer, with Yang Ke’er playing around with some makeup, causing him to be irritated.
“You’re just a kid, why are you playing with this?!”
Yang Ke’er was genuinely pissed and she retorted: “What! Aren’t I a woman too? Furthermore, I’m someone with a husband, if I don’t doll myself up, what if my husband is seduced by some other vixen?!” After saying that, she shot Yuan Yi in the front a glare, her tone thick with jealousy.
“Just mind yourself, what kind of makeup do they sell here? Care that you do not make your face into a clown.” Zhang Xiao Qiang chided gently since he knew that the stubborn and jealous Yang Ke’er could not be persuaded. Furthermore, it was true that his relationship with Yuan Yi was somewhat ambiguous.
Yuan Yi heard the accusatory tone in Yang Ke’er’s words, and she remained expressionless. She was living for one person now, the person who had given her the courage to live on. She had heard the underlying meaning in Zhang Xiao Qiang’s words at noon, and she had been scared stiff. Her courage and indifference to everything was all a facade. She was still fearful, and only by being with Zhang Xiao Qiang was she brave enough to face her troubles, even the D2 that would cause any other person to lose their cool altogether.
When she had seen the D2 throwing the D-Type around like nothing, she was really frightened then, but as she looked at Zhang Xiao Qiang standing in front of her, she was suddenly not afraid. With him around, what was there to fear? So what if Zhang Xiao Qiang could not defeat the D2 and was killed? Without him, she would go back to her past self where she didn’t even dare to commit suicide. Then what? Go back to being a bitch? Since that was the case, she would rather follow him to hell, at least they wouldn’t be alone in death. As long as she was by his side, she could take on anything.
Zhang Xiao Qiang truly did not know what Yuan Yi was thinking. To him, rather than guess what a woman was thinking, he might as well just use a rope to hang himself. The torment would be lesser and it would be faster. Rather than know a woman’s heart, he would just become a monk for 7 years. The current him was joyful from his harvest, and he had no thoughts on how to rescue the rest of humanity, or building some base and becoming a lord. He was content with being an unknown person, and he was content with living his life well. As for others, ‘is it my problem? Why the hell should I care?’
Yang Ke’er heard Zhang Xiao Qiang and pondered, before looking at the products with unknown brands, and imagining her face to be filled with pimples, she quickly opened the window and threw everything out. Seeing that, Zhang Xiao Qiang felt pleased.
“I’ve decided, Hubby. We will go to the city to snatch the best makeup products, what do you think?” Yang Ke’er seemed to have thought of something, and spoke up smugly, waiting for Zhang Xiao Qiang to praise her.
“Shit! You want to court death don’t drag me along!” He almost threw up blood when he heard her words. For the sake of her face, she would want to challenge over thousands of zombies?! Is she for real?! As the saying went in his hometown: “Rushing to death!”
The huge dump truck and Hummer drove back all the way to the garage. Zhang Xiao Qiang wanted Yuan Yi to send the pair of sisters directly to the chicken farm. The fewer people that knew about their secret base the better. The sisters got off the dump truck and walked towards the Hummer. The elder sister did not know what their fate would bring, she just pulled her younger sister along, who suddenly stopped by Zhang Xiao Qiang and stared intently at him, taking in all the details.
The older sister felt frightened and tried to get her sister to move, but the younger sister would not budge. She stood there rigidly, her eyes fixed on Zhang Xiao Qiang. There was no blankness in her eyes, just calm, and they were extremely clear. There were no other movements.
Zhang Xiao Qiang looked back at her, the little girl’s head only reached up to his chest. He wanted to open his mouth, but felt at a loss what to say. He knew what was awaiting these sisters, and he could stop it, but he didn’t want to. He knew that if he became soft, and brought her along, what would happen if they met danger? There was no way this mentally impaired child could defend herself, and she would be assorted by trouble everywhere she went. If that was the case, it would be better for her to be on the farm. At the least, she could continue living on. If her luck was good, she might find a man who was willing to provide for her.
The girl nodded, then followed her sister to the Hummer. As she retracted her gaze, her clear eyes dimmed back to their blank state. Zhang Xiao Qiang understood her thoughts, she was thankful for Zhang Xiao Qiang, for killing the old perverted scum, and avenging her mother. This 12-year-old was already so mature, and her last nod was her form of goodbye, and an acceptance of her fate to come.
Seeing the pair of sisters get into the Hummer, the younger sister stared out the window, her eyes blank. Zhang Xiao Qiang felt his heart ache, he knew this girl was clear all along, her current numb state was just a way of locking her feelings and spirit. He had killed the old man, and obtained a key to her heart, but was now pushing her to another pit. In the future, there might not be another way of getting her to open up.
Yuan Yi started the Hummer and was about to drive off.