Chapter 132: Chen Jianfeng
Chen Jianfeng immediately massaged his temples in pain after Xia Yue left.
The situation in Long Hai City survivor base was extremely complicated. A large amount of government officials turned into zombies after Z-Age. Li Jianfeng had just gained a steady foothold after establishing the survivor base in Qingyuan County when government official after official came out of the woodwork to try and receive the benefits of victory. Z-Age hadn’t been around for a while, and Li Jianfeng could only bite the bullet and accept those officials. After all, they were all government appointed officials. Those officials couldn’t fight zombies. Gangs and intrigue began to come into play. The Long Hai City government became extremely fragmented, shaping into small groups.
In addition to the government, the largest power, the military, wasn’t as clean and honest as it was right before Z-Age started. Acting as the chief, Lei Cheng expelled dissidents while expanding his forces. Chen Jianfeng already practically had no authority over the military.
There were all kinds of large and small spheres of power among the common folk, and they fought among themselves for goods. There would still be repeated incidents even if they gathered up and severely punished the rapists, murderers, thieves, robbers and such.
Apart from this, a gathering of people is an enormous problem. That is the food problem. They had already increased to over five thousand survivors, and the amount of diluted gruel and goods they consumed was extremely enormous. The soldiers and government works must be guaranteed enough food to eat, and the foodstuffs were freely provided in the specialty region. Under these conditions, the food stores in Long Hai City could only last the next four months at most. This is only if the population doesn’t increase. One should know, every day ten or tens of people would rush over from the nearby villages and join Long Hai City survivor base.
Right before Z-Age started, ordinary people believed in the government more than they believed in themselves.
And now a power hostile to the Long Hai City survivor base appeared nearby Qingyuan County, and that made Chen Jianfeng have an even greater headache.
Chen Jianfeng isn’t that type of honest and clean, spotless government official. But he is yet a government official who wishes to do the honest thing if he has the ability. The whole of Long Hai City government is managed and supported through him. He not only had to preside over the government, but he also had to balance out the interests of each side. The enormous pressure made his hair start to turn gray early.
Chen Yao looked at the exhausted Chen Jianfeng. She couldn’t help but ask: “Second uncle, let me go have a talk with Yue Zhong! He isn’t bad. He escorted me here. Ji Qingwu and I wouldn’t be able to meet you if it wasn’t for him.”
“Yao Yao! People can change! Perhaps he was a good person before. Perhaps he was truly a person who had a heart to join in with the government like you say. But now I’m afraid he already doesn’t have those intentions.” Chen Jianfeng frowned and slowly spoke.
Chen Jianfeng already knew about Yue Zhong from the mouth of Chen Yao. He had worked in the government for many years and had an extreme understanding towards people.
He conjectured that Yue Zhong really did have a heart to join the Long Hai City survivor base since he hastily arrived to the base after capturing Always Bright Village. But after Yue Zhong captured Stone Horse village, he guessed Yue Zhong already abolished any notion of returning to Long Hai City survivor base.
“I still want to go persuade him! Second uncle, let me go persuade him! If he can join our base, then he certainly will become a good helper.” Chen Yao resolutely spoke. She also didn’t want to see Yue Zhong and her second uncle become enemies.
Chen Jianfeng stared at Chen Yao for a moment. His brow relaxed, and he teased: “Looks like my family’s Yao Yao is already at that age of love.”
Chen Yao’s face reddened, and she became distraught. She couldn’t help but yell out and justify: “Second uncle! What are you saying. I don’t like Yue Zhong! He has a cold nature, and he is boring. He isn’t the slightest bit of a gentleman. How could I like him? I don’t like him in the slightest! Moreover he already has a fifteen year old girlfriend. How could I possibly like that lolicon!”
“Looks like she really likes Yue Zhong.” Chen Jianfeng looked at the flustered Chen Yao. His brows wrinkled and he lightly tapped his ten fingers on the desk. He originally only wanted to make a joke, but he never thought he would expose his niece’s feelings.
Chen Jianfeng highly valued a good match. He absolutely would put a stop to an ordinary college student like Yue Zhong marrying Chen Yao before Z-Age. But right now Yue Zhong had already become a tyrannically strong evolver. He also had an armed force that exceeded a hundred men. To become this level of politician, one needs to attach importance to their partners.
Chen Jianfeng thought for a moment, then hesitantly said to Chen Yao: “Fine! You and Ji Qingwu go together to persuade him. If he wished to come over and join our base, then I will let him and his people establish the fourth special police brigade, and he will be the Captain for that fourth unit.”
After knowing Yue Zhong’s attitude and his power, Chen Jianfeng completely abandoned the idea of completely removing Yue Zhong’s munitions. He will use his official government seal to recruit Yue Zhong under his banner. The special police squadron is the martial force still under direct control of Chen Jianfeng. The treatment they received was the best. Every ordinary person in the base was envious of them. It doesn’t need to be said that the captain of the special police squadrons were objects that would draw attention from everyone.
Chen Yao’s eyes lit up: “Deal!”
Chen Jianfeng slightly laughed: “Deal!”
“Ji Qingwu and I will go back to prepare.” Chen Yao pulled Ji Qingwu towards the exit of the office and stopped to speak, then they left the office.
Chen Yao lived in the floor residence of a garden plot in the specialty region.
As soon as Chen Yao returned home, Cai Xiao greeted her: “Chen Yao, you returned! Quick eat some food.”
Chen Yao and Ji Qingwu entered into the house.
There were five women in the house: Cai Xiao, Zhang Li, Lin Qi, Wang Fang, and Chen Qing.
There was a large bowl of diluted gruel, seven steamed buns, and seven small pieces of lunch meat all neatly arranged. This was their lunch.
Among the seven, only Chen Yao and Ji Qingwu had the specialty status to be able to obtain the government provided food. The rest of the five women didn’t have official work. They could only stay in the house and rely on Chen Yao and Ji Qingwu’s help to survive.
Things became a little tight after the excess supplies given to two people by the government were spread out among seven. Of course with the relationships that Chen Yao has with Chen Jianfeng, she only needs to open her mouth to be provided with more. But Chen Yao didn’t do that because she doesn’t have a princess complex. Furthermore, their current supplies far exceeded those provided to ordinary people.