Chapter 10: Settling down
Did not have a good weekend this past week. Long story short, my laptop broke down on me mid assignment and I got super mad and frustrated. Now, I will be sending in my old laptop in to try to salvage my data and will be computer less for the next few days. I should be able to release the weekly updates as scheduled. But, just in case I don’t get my laptop back in time, this is the reason.
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After the person leading Shao Qing spoke the same dialogue about how promoting her rank would result in a better residence and more benefits, he departed.
Shao Qing started exploring all over the place, sizing up the house she would only be living in for a short amount of time. She quickly finished her walk around and placed Xiao Baozi onto the bed to allow him to play by himself for a bit.
Xiao Baozi poured out a pile of crystals and began to count. Shad Qing had sewed him a pouch which he used to carry the crystals for snacks.
Right when Shao Qing began to rearrange the house, a tall and graceful man came over. Wearing a pair of glasses, he appeared quite scholarly and refined.
Sensing Shao Qing’s suspicions, he hurriedly introduced himself. “I just live right beside you. I heard that there was a new person moving in, so I came to look. Since we’re going to be neighbours, if you ever need my help in anything, don’t be afraid to ask.”
After getting to know him a bit, Shao Qing politely sent him off. The entire time that man called Li Jing was just staring at Shao Qing’s chest. Even a baby would be able to realize that he is not an upright man.
But through Li Jing, Shao Qing was able to figure out a few things. For example, even if you are a superhuman, you can’t just freeload. They are required to participate in a search for supplies at set dates and half of the supplies found would go to the survivor base.
Another example is that they could hire any ordinary person to do the tedious chores they didn’t want to do. Just by giving them a little food, you could hire a maid to manage house chores every day. It goes without saying that the delicate and pretty young maidens get chosen first.
Regular people usually would have to do physical labour in exchange for food, but the amount of food they received in return were small, many would have no choice but to turn to earning ‘extra income’.
Understanding the specific situation, Shao Qing decided to sign up for a weekly supplies investigation team to stay longer in the survival base and live there without being conspicuous.
Within the investigation team there were two groups of people. A regular people squad would search the nearby bases. They would obtain only a little amount of the resource yet the dangers were huge.
The other group was the superhumans who would have to go further away from the base. Since the places they went to hasn’t been explored before, they received a greater amount of the natural resources discovered.
Shao Qing calculated a bit. She still needed a water jar, a bathtub and a sofa. Thus, she made preparations to check out the market and create a group to do some spontaneous investigating.
The people living at the market district had fantastic oddities of every description to sell. Carrying Xiao Baozi, Shao Qing saw gold ornaments, bizarre toy gadgets, and even R rated adult movies.
But very few people would buy those items. Now that it is the apocalypse, those luxurious goods already have no use. Using the gold ornaments as an example, if you wear it while you fight, it would only be cumbersome. Apart from it being flashy, there was no other use. One piece of biscuit would be able to exchange for several of those gold ornaments.
Rather quickly, Shao Qing soon arrived at a place where they sold old furniture. Even the worst of the items were about 90% new, yet the store was arranged in a place where it would be of no interest to anyone. Shao Qing chose a large tub and a sofa and was able to simply use a packaged cracker in exchange.
The seller even shed tears of gratitude and offered to help her transport it back. Seeing his skinny arms and legs, Shao Qing decided to give up on having him help her carry it back.
In any case, right in front of the store was a labor market where she could employ a healthy, sturdy man to help carry the things back. It’s not like she lacks the food anyways.
At the labor market, there were loads of pretty and flirtatious females decked in makeup and nice dresses trying to sell their bodies to gain some food.
With a quick sweep around, Shao Qing noticed a man squatting in the corner. This was due to his gorgeous looking muscles, not too exaggerated or bulging out, but instead sleek and lean. Even the curves of his muscles looked really appealing.
The only thing that would cause someone to be regretful would be that his muscles were covered in scars of all sizes. Some old, some new, repeatedly overlapping.
With shaggy hair and his upper body exposed, he sat in the corner. He wasn’t like the others that were encircling others and trying to sell themselves. Instead Shao Qing felt that he was like a languid leopard.
When Shao Qing’s gaze sweeped over him, his muscles right away quickly became taut, entering high alert. This caused Shao Qing to be curious on what he did previously.
Thus, Shao Qing firmly decided to hire him. “Help me move some things, I’ll give you two pieces of biscuits.”
The man humbly lifted his head, his five facial features surprisingly outstanding. He had a heroic countenance, a high nose bridge, and most of all those eyes were filled with spirit.
“Ok.” The man’s voice was a bit hoarse and rough. He stood up in front of Shao Qing revealing his height to her, no less than 180cm.
The surrounding people let out a loud exhale, each going off on their own way leaving the man by himself. Lifting up the sofa and pressing the bathtub to his side, he followed Shao Qing forward.
The scars on his back were even larger in quantity than the ones in the front, repeatedly overlapping, some were even new wounds.
Without any intentions to investigate, she led him onwards.