Chapter 132

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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.


 

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32 comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter. This was SO obvious, Why the hell did Yue Zhong allow them to leave? They now told the mayor all of their equipment, vehicles and manpower. So funny how they describe QinWu with the lvl 10 as an “extreme evolver”, would they get a heart attack when they notice Yue almost reached lvl 30?

    1. He let them leave as a deterrent. Now that they know he has lots of bullets to shoot back at them they wont be so quick to come fire thier own. Now instead they are sending an emmisary with better conditions. He won’t accept thwm but he bought a lot of time.

      1. The unknown enemy is worse than a known one. If he had kept them in their base, and let the Base attack Yue Zhong while underestimating them (cause they see him only as a Rebel), he could have taken their equipment and easily subdue them.

      2. Letting the enemy underestimate you and killing them is a valid strategy, but it is also an expensive one in Z-age. No doubt both sides will lose a lot of men and resources fighting a pointless battle when they are undersiege on all sides by monsters. It is putting the cart before the horse, putting so much resources into consolidating power amongst humans that they leave themselves defenceless to the monsters.

      3. @legendofthesunknight, your way of thinking would make sense if the enemy has a structured militaristic/governmental system, but it is corrupted as hell with several unofficial independant militia’s in there, so an attack sooner or later was a matter of certainty from the beginning. So why not manipulate them and let them think they will win, and then demolish the sht out of them to cause a trauma and make them scared

      4. @oezsoyb there “is” an organized army in the city. although it might be out side the government control is still an effective tithing force. Even if he kept the two girls at camp the army could wipe them out. However they would have to find them first and demand surrender before attacking since the army would think they are regular citizens. Secondly Yue zhong told them that they should not voice the power he hold. I believe they still haven’t told them anything. every info the city base is prprobably gathered is done by observing from afar.

      5. @oezsoyb You are using your perfect information to make decisions. Yue Zhang doesn’t know the corruptness or military efficiency of Long Hai Survivor base. He only has partial information to work with. Plus there is no gurantee that Yue Zhong would win even if he was underestimated by Long Hai survivor base. This way he gets more time to consolidate his power, and the more powerful he appears the more likely people are going to negotiate with him instead of intimidating him with force. Think of the Cold War, due to the perception of power between the two sides what we got was half a century of relative peace instead of major wars.

    2. When did they leave. I was like dafuk when Qin Wu was at the Long Hai City survivor base. I think I miss something there

      1. they left couple of chapters before, when yue asked the people at dinner to raise their hands who want to stay, and only 2-3 girls wanted to stay, all of the other ungrateful bitches stood quit and left

      2. @oezsoyb ungrateful eh i think from the very first Yue already give promise to escort them to long hai city base, that time he only confirmed who will stay, actually if i remember at first after go to long hi city Yue and his best friend (forget the name) supposed to go his hometown searching for his family, kinda wondering how the story shift to Yue raising a settlement (major plot hole or shift goal in the middle story ?)

      3. @Neko_MK2 True that was his goal at first… however when he got into the novice village, one of the mission he got was to go and reclaim his home town within 1 year. So I assume for it to have a mission it must not be a some small village and there is quite massive amount of zombies there… so I guess that MC came to the conclusion that it would be suicide to head there right away and prefered to build up his force in the eventuallity of reclaiming his hometown and other town in order to complete his quests. But that just my own guessing,,, could be wrong and mc might have really forgoten about saving his hometown… who knows…

  2. Theres no way yue zhong would accept their proposal.
    Would be interesting if chen yao and ji qingwu become an enemy that raid yue zhong’s camp though..

  3. he could kill both of them in seconds
    the same could be said about bone and greenie
    and she is extremely stupid
    check out your own situation first before trying to change someone elses
    i hate female characters like that cheng yao and yuqing didnt even wanted to leave and probably will stay next time

  4. Whites Bones Version 3 Cmon! Lol thanks a lot. Let’s see their IFVs stop White Bones when he becomes strong enough to take tank shells.

  5. I think I’ll stop reading until this situation end… It’s too frustrating how they just paint him as satan when they’re 600 times more horrible. He shouldn’t have let them go.

  6. om nom nom, these two releases, read back to back, loving it, ALSO i love those two girls they were fun and provided a meaningfully strong female combatant which i liked

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