Volume 2 Chapter 6 I am a cruel person
The people who just woke up were in the midst of washing their faces or heading downstairs when they heard the alarm. Two people who didn’t even have their pants up properly were rushing down.
Once they arrived they saw Yan Ruru standing in the hall with a terrible expression facing them. “Assemble outside.”
Being the representative for the people that haven’t put on their pants properly yet, Yan Pingsheng was running while trying to put on his belt. Seeing Yan Ruru he asked: “What’s wrong? Is there a zombie attack?”
“You’ll understand when you get to the entrance.” Yan Ruru waved her hand: “everyone gather outside at the entrance. Captain Yan, please call your people over as well.”
“Okay.” Although Yan Pingsheng did not know what was going on but he was absolutely sure that this wasn’t a zombie attack. If it was, Yan Ruru would not be able to remain so calm. Fixing his belt, he yelled at the rest to hurry down.
Compared to Yan Pingsheng, Meng Shen was a lot calmer. At the very least, his clothes were tidy. Arriving at the entrance, they realized that Shao Qing was standing there surrounded by swaying vines and among one of those vines was one that has binded a person who was beaten until they were unrecognizable.
Waiting for everyone to gather, Shao Qing asked: “Who was on patrol last night?”
Two young men stood up. One of them was from Yan Pingsheng’s side, while the other was from Yan Ruru’s side.
Without saying a word, she used her whip to lash at their legs. This directly broke their trouser leg and in a split second inflamed flesh were revealed.
“Were you guys asleep when you were patrolling? Someone had snuck into the women’s room and raped. How did you guys not realize?” From Shao Qing’s appearance she didn’t appear affected, obviously cool-headed, yet it caused everyone there to tremble in fear.
Originally riled up from being knocked around out of nowhere, however hearing what was said, they became silent. This was originally their negligence, let alone that last night they were indeed goofing off.
They had thought that within this small town, the surroundings have already been cleared up by the bandits thus there definitely wouldn’t be any immediate dangers. Since this was the case they decided to goof off a bit. Yet, who would have thought that the zombies wouldn’t arrive but instead a traitor within.
After lashing at them, Shao Qing didn’t do anything further. She just called out to the six women.
Once the sixth women stood by her side, Shao Qing then unhurriedly began speaking: “At that time when we decided to keep them, was it not an unanimous decision? Speak!”
“Yes!” Yan Pingsheng and Yan Ruru took the lead and the other naturally followed their response.
Shao Qing continued to ask: “At that time I said that if we were to keep them and bring them to Jiang Bei survivor base, they wouldn’t just do nothing and freeload. They would do some simple chores like cooking or cleaning. At that moment, I thought you understood my meaning that they are our comrades.”
Shao Qing paused, then swept over everyone with her eyes. “Yet, I would have never thought that someone could do something even worse than that of a beast. In the middle of the night, to a group of women who have already suffered and been humiliated enough to the state that they are delirious, to do something like that. The person is already in my hand. I want to hear everyone’s thoughts.”
The people there looked at each other. All the women were furious and wanted severe punishment, however there were some voices that popped up from the crowd: “You’ve already beaten him and yelled at him, why don’t you take away his remuneration as his punishment and consider it done. After all we are all brothers here.”
“That’s right. He didn’t do anything too overboard. Worst case he can just apologize and give her some remuneration.”
“After holding back for so long, being a bit brash is totally normal. Men are like this. Not a problem at all, just give him a bit of punishment and it will all be good.”
Those women lowered their heads and their bodies began to tremble. Especially when someone mentioned giving them remuneration, it seemed as if they were prostitutes.
Shao Qing dragged out her ‘oh’ then said: “Is this how you guys feel?”
Seeing that Shao Qing didn’t appear angry, their confidence gradually increased. One after another they would say: “just give her back some remuneration. If worst comes to worst you could just take his reward from this trip and distribute it to the women. The rewards for this trip would be enough to pay for hundreds of prostitutes.”
Before he could finish speaking, Yan Ruru spun around and slapped him: “I dare you to repeat those words.”
In a flash that person kept silent out of fear. Covering his face where he got slapped he immediately sucked up to her saying: “Yan Jie, I have a cheap mouth. Please don’t be angry.”
Yan Ruru wanted badly to give him a kick to allow him to wake up.
Shao Qing slightly lifted her tone: “That is the decision you guys came up with? This is the way you will handle things?”
The several people who were quite lively didn’t dare to continue to speak. The younger women were all in a rage: “Shao Jie, don’t be merciful. You have to cruelly punish him!”
Shao Qing calmly spoke: I really feel humiliated for you. If these women who were humiliated to this point were your family would you dare say the same thing?”
“Hey, you can’t say that….” That person only just began speaking when he got brutally kicked down by Yan Ruru. Yan Ruru was thoroughly angry: “Is that so? Then I’ll give you an opportunity to experience it. Let’s see how you feel when your wife gets ruined by another?”
Shao Qing was not emotionally affected in the slightest. This was because she had already known the inherent nature of these people so she was not disappointed. Since the apocalypse, it had magnified a lot of people* as in a lot of people’s temperament. However it doesn’t matter how they behave under others, in front of her they better act obediently.
She was different from Meng Shen, Yan Pingsheng and Yan Ruru. In regards to these people, she had a separate ruthless heart. Even if it was her comrades who had caused some incident she would not tolerate it let alone this kind of issue.
“People who believe that he should be lightly penalized step forward. You guys can relax. Even if you step forward I won’t retaliate.” Shao Qing calmly spoke: “No matter everything else, I will definitely keep my promises.”
A lot of whispering began to start. A few people who were closer to that man summoned up their courage and stepped forward.
Waiting until no more people stepped forward, Shao Qing nodded her head: “Now I know your opinions. Following this will be my way of handling things. If you have any opinions on how I deal with things, feel free to speak out.”