Chapter 20 - Wolf pack
Chapter 20: Wolf pack
But there was no hurry. He could wait and see roughly how much they made in a month before deciding how much to pay Xiaoyu.
When news of the boiler explosion at the factory spread, many of the towns women got very worried. They were all afraid that something happened to their husbands.
In the afternoon, Ren Xiaosu sat in his shack as he waited for the factory workers to return so that he could intercept and carry them to the clinic for treatment. But in the end, he didnt see anyone else coming back.
The person who found it most unbearable would have to be that swindler at the towns clinic. After he heard about the boiler explosion, he excitedly waited for the patients to come. However, no one came to him to seek treatment even as night fell!
As such, the young doctor went out and asked around. Hed clearly heard that three injured people ran back in the afternoon, but why didnt any of them come to him to get bandaged?
However, after asking around, he felt blueballed when he found out that his business had been stolen away by someone!
He wondered who would be so brave as to stole away his business. After asking around again, he found out that it was Ren Xiaosu!
The young doctor deliberated over this before he finally clenched his teeth in anger. So what if it was Ren Xiaosu? Could he steal someone elses occupation just because he was Ren Xiaosu?
However, the young doctor felt that something was amiss. How did Ren Xiaosu suddenly know how to treat wounds and save people? When he first heard about the black medicine, he only thought of it as something that Ren Xiaosu had randomly concocted. He had doubts about it at that time, but he had no choice but to believe it now.
He angrily went to look for Ren Xiaosu to demand an explanation. When he arrived at the door of Ren Xiaosus shack, Ren Xiaosu was paring a potato with a bone knife. Ren Xiaosu stabbed the potato with the bone knife, piercing right through it.
Ren Xiaosu asked nonchalantly, "Youre looking for me?"
"Oh, its nothing. I just wanted to ask if youve eaten yet." The young doctor laughed dryly.
Ren Xiaosu looked at him and said, "Yu Tong, you arent young anymore. Youve been depending on the old doctors reputation long enough. Its running out. I advise you run home and flip through the old doctors medical books so that you dont flounder in the future."
"What are you talking about?" Yu Tong said diffidently. "I study the medical books every day."
"Thats good then." Ren Xiaosu lowered his head and continued paring the potatoes, ignoring him.
Honestly speaking, Ren Xiaosu and the others did not used to peel their potatoes. They ate the entire thing, skin and all. By peeling them, a substantial amount of the potato would go to waste. But it was different now. Ren Xiaosu had become rich, so he got a swelled head!
All of a sudden, over a dozen people ran into town and shouted, "This is bad! Something terrible has happened!"
Ren Xiaosu frowned. He pulled one of them over and asked, "Whats going on?"
"The scent of blood after the factory boiler explosion has attracted a pack of wolves." That man said disconcertedly, "I dont know where the wolves came from, but there are a lot of them!"
"How many is a lot?" Ren Xiaosu asked again.
"Im afraid there are over a 100 of them, at least!"
This was indeed terrible. It looked like the fate of the workers remaining at the factory was grim.
The wolves hadnt appeared in over a year. During this time, everyone had almost forgotten about their threat. No one knew where they had gone to during this yearlong disappearance, but now that they were back, their numbers had increased by several times.
However, the wolves did not dare to come and ravage the town because of the tall walls. And on top of these walls, there were firearms and explosives.
This was why the refugees had gathered outside of the walls and built a town around it.
"What are you looking at? Eat your food," Ren Xiaosu told Yan Liuyuan.
After saying that, he sat down and continued eating his food. Meanwhile, Yan Liuyuan looked outside curiously as he ate his food and said, "Bro, how did you manage to survive back then? Youve never talked about it before."
Ren Xiaosu gave him a look but did not answer the question. Xiaoyu, who was beside them, also looked at Ren Xiaosu, although she did not ask him anything.
After Yan Liuyuan finished eating a potato, Ren Xiaosu handed him another one. "You should eat more so that you can grow better. Only then will you have a better chance of survival than others."
"Bro, are you worried that the wolves will come into town?" Yan Liuyuan looked at Ren Xiaosu, who still had a frown on his face.
"No." Ren Xiaosu shook his head and said, "They are much smarter than you guys can imagine, so they wont risk it by coming here. If the boiler at the factory did not explode and cause those injuries and deaths, they wouldnt even have gone there. They werent attracted to the smell of blood in the first place. It was the smell of death that made them go there."
"Then what are you worrying about, Bro?" Yan Liuyuan wondered.
Ren Xiaosu thought for a long time. "What if the walls collapse one day?"
Xiaoyu was taken aback. "Will these walls collapse?"
"I dont know." Ren Xiaosu shook his head again. "But theres nothing that ever stays the same in this world. Actually, Ive encountered the wolf pack twice. The first time, I managed to run away after spotting them from afar. But I wasnt that fortunate the second time around. However, it feels like... theyre getting much stronger than before!"
In fact, Ren Xiaosu was also wondering what would happen if the walls collapsed one day. What would happen to this society?
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