The room was silent as the man looked at the wall with a slightly dazed look. Yesterday there was a pile of wood and cardboard that he had worked so hard to recover from other empty rooms, indispensable in winter for keeping warm. Even if it was not winter, it was essential for cooking and such. But after that woman had a baby, she was targeted by that doctor and two nurses. The situation was so messy that the other party wanted to be paid right after delivering the baby.
As a result, Liu Xiangyu had an incident, but after dealing with the aftermath, the people still took advantage and squirreled things away. And now…
The man suddenly looked up and stared with resentment at the door: Yan Gexin, Yan Gexin…
He did have a strong background, before the apocalypse he could only cling to Liu Xiangyu’s thigh. But life after the apocalypse was really…
He himself was only part way through the army, after the apocalypse he could not root himself. Liu Xiangyu had little means of survival other than some old contacts due to the death of her father. Also since he was marked by the Liu family, those people holding real power looked down on others who climbed into a woman’s bed, so he had little options after leaving Liu Xiangyu.
But now she was dead and Yan Gexin’s cruel words still rang in his ear…
The skinny camel is bigger than the horse, even if Yan Gexin was useless in the end, he could still find a place in the military structure, but for himself…Amidst a myriad of thoughts, there was a faint cry from the bedroom but no one noticed or heard.
People were busy nearly all day and went home more or less exhausted. Although it was not the death of their loved ones, thinking of the dead made them think of home…even if they went back to their hometown, would they find the remains of their family?
The group patted Yan Fei on the shoulder. “We’ll all go together to send people off!”
Outside the base was currently calm, there would likely be no incidents on the way to the cemetery. However since they were exiting base, they still had to be well prepared.
Yan Fei slightly nodded. “I’ll be troubling you.”
“Huh, who do you think we are?”
Luo Xun and Yan Fei waved farewell and went back home. Today Yu Xinran and Puppy were left to look after the house – although the average person was unwilling to let a child go to a place of death. Who knew how many people have been killed by zombies during the end?
When Luo Xun returned home he went into the kitchen to prepare dinner. After placing the meal on the table, he began to wander around the house.
“What are busy with?” Yan Fei saw Luo Xun turning around looking for something.
Luo Xun scratched his head. “I found two softer cotton cloths…” He continued on guiltily, “Aren’t we visiting tomorrow? I think the child is too young, there wouldn’t be anything suitable. The cloth could be used as a diaper right?”
Luo Xun had no saintly mentality, it was because the child was Yan Fei’s half brother, no to mention he just lost his mother. Before the apocalypse, relatives would bring gifts when visiting other people’s children. Now it was the apocalypse, the parent’s home had some things so he did have to worry about malevolent thoughts, therefore he decided to bring some stuff for the child.
Yan Fei asked as he handed over some chopsticks. “Do you like children?”
The small, thin and red baby…he did not see any similarities with him or the parents and naturally wondered why Luo Xun was interested in the child. Of course, perhaps there was a preference because it was his half-brother?
Luo Xun froze and bit his chopsticks. “This…”
In his past life he wanted to buy and bring back a son so he had someone to accompany himself. But in this life, he had Yan Fei and the cute Puppy. He shrugged, “Just feel…the child is too small and weak…”
With such a physique and his mother died, his father could feed him rice soup. Before the end it would have been milk powder but now…
Now growing up was a problem. In the apocalypse, the weak have no right to exist, especially one unaware of life?
Yan Fei did not ask anymore, just patted his lover’s head and put some food in his bowl.
The next morning, the couple packed up and went out of the city. The rest of the team did not follow, there were still things to be done at home: crops to be planted and harvested and so on…
The two men slowly walked out of the city, found the building and knocked on the third floor door. However no one came to answer even after twenty minutes of knocking.
Luo Xun suggested, “Why don’t you give him a call?” Did he leave early in the morning?
Yan Fei pulled out his mobile phone and dialled the number from before. “No connection? His phone is not turned on?” Yan Fei raised an eyebrow.
The two people looked at each other, cell phone was out of battery? Forgot to bring the phone when going out?
There came the sound of footsteps, other occupants. They glanced at the two people standing in front of the door and hurried away.
“Should…we wait a little longer?” The man knew they were visiting today, maybe he needed to go out early – to find food or something. He should be back soon.
The pair waited while the other occupants of the building began their day. From time to time, as they watched people passing by, Luo Xun knocked on the door. The third time, a man from before saw that the couple were still there.
“Are you looking for the family here?”
The two men nodded in surprise. “Yes, do you know where he went?”
The man looked around and then whispered, “They moved away at dawn this morning.”
“Move out?!” The two were surprised, why had the man moved? He did not go to die right? Liu Xiangyu’s ashes still had to be buried, it was better to have a few people to help than go alone?
The man shook his head. “It’s what I saw from the window but I might be wrong.” He quickly continued on his way.
The two exchanged looks and Luo Xun pointed at the door. “What should we do, go straight in?”
As a metal user, no tools were needed to unlock a door. Yan Fei waved a hand and the door was open.
The room they visited yesterday was chaotic but it was now a little empty. Not completely empty since some of the larger furniture was still here, but everything else was gone. Even the grain, coal and other materials hidden in the corner was all gone.
“It’s true…moved out?!” Luo Xun looked in surprise at Yan Fei, who wrinkled his brows. “Why did he suddenly move?”
The building was relatively safe, he worked so hard to move all the supplies. There should have been no need to move away. As for any factors that could threaten him…
Luo Xun looked at themselves – did they look like bad guys?
“Was he worried that you were coming to split the estate?” Luo Xun ‘sincerely’ asked Yan Fei.
Yan Fei was silent, did he look like a villain after bequeaths?
But if that person was trying to hide, Liu Xiangyu still needed to be buried, would be not want to share some of the burial pressure? With them, he would not need to ask the military for help with the burial, just needed to wait for the snow to melt, who had the strength now?
“Or maybe he wants to move out first, but why was he anxious?”
Luo Xun went further into the room and saw a familiar metal box. “Yan Fei look! Isn’t this what you made yesterday…” The metal box used to hold his mother’s ashes!?
Yan Fei approached and his face darkened, it was deliberately hidden in a gap.
The two men were silent, with only a few things it might be possible that the other party might come back to grab the rest, but now…the person and supplies were gone but the ashes were left behind. He did not want to care about Liu Xiangyu, so he left the ashes for Yan Fei to deal with?
Yan Fei took a deep breath and took the box. He manipulated the metal to reveal the ashes.
As the two men were stunned, an extremely faint cry came from deeper inside the house. The two of them would have not heard anything if they had been silent!
Luo Xun’s face instantly darkened as he ran towards the master bedroom.