Chapter 29 - The sorrows of our era
Chapter 29: The sorrows of our era
Translator: Legge Editor: Legge
When Ren Xiaosu found out that the officers name was Wang Congyang, he was shocked. He was very worried that this fellow would start relentlessly pursuing him.
At dawn, Ren Xiaosu opened the clinics door and saw Wang Fugui sweeping the grocery store with a broom. When Wang Fugui saw him, he put the broom aside and walked over. He lowered his voice and asked, "What happened last night?"
"It was nothing." Ren Xiaosu shook his head. "The strongholds private army still suspects me and conducted another search."
Wang Fugui spat in anger. He said indignantly, "They always treat us refugees as thieves. Even after I told them that you had the backing of Boss Luo, they still dared to come and search a second time?"
"Alright, alright, you can stop putting on an act." Ren Xiaosu looked at Wang Fugui in a speechless manner. "Why are you feeling so disgruntled for me?"
Wang Fugui started to laugh. "You can rest assured that youll be alright. Ive sent a new batch of black medicine into the stronghold."
Right at this moment, a man sprinted over with a bleeding arm. When the man was still a distance away from the clinic, he shouted, "Doctor! Please save me!"
The man was probably frightened because his arm was bleeding heavily. However, Ren Xiaosu knew at a glance that this mans wound was nothing serious.
In town, nothing serious meant not having to die.
It had to be said that the refugees had quite a broad outlook on life. Other than matters concerning life and death, nothing was considered too serious.
Ren Xiaosu glanced at him. "Come in. Youre not that badly hurt, so you wont die. How did you get injured?"
"I was on my way to work at the factory, but I realized that I had forgotten to bring something. I ended up going back home to get it, but I discovered that there was someone in my shack stealing my stuff. I tried to catch him, but he slashed me with his knife," the man explained. "Doctor, will I really be alright? Ive already lost so much blood."
"Youll be fine," Ren Xiaosu said calmly.
When the man heard that he would not die, he calmed down a little. Ren Xiaosu took another look at his wound and wondered if he should use the anesthetics that he recently received and had yet to use.
Ren Xiaosu looked at the man and said, "We have anesthetics here. After the injection, you wont feel any pain while were treating the wound."
"Is that so?" The man was taken aback. "Do I have to pay for it?"
"Of course!" Ren Xiaosu snapped. "Would I give you such an expensive drug if I didnt need you to pay? Look at the size of your wound. Its at least ten centimeters long. Youre gonna die from the pain if I sew it up with a needle on a wound this long."
Ren Xiaosu was actually telling the truth. As the wound was too large, he would have to be very careful when applying the black medicine on it. Otherwise, a single dosage would not even be enough.
So he was truly worried that this man would not be able to tolerate the pain.
At this moment, Xiaoyu came out holding a metallic tray with a syringe and a small bottle of anesthetics on it. The syringe was from the equipment that was left behind in the clinic.
"But if something happens to us, others may not help either," Yan Liuyuan muttered with his head lowered. "Since they wont help us, why should we be so kind to them? These days, there are a lot of people who cant wait to see us fall."
Ren Xiaosu looked at Yan Liuyuan with a serious expression. He knew that Yan Liuyuan was still young and that his values were still in their formative stage. The environment Yan Liuyuan lived in had ensured he would suffer plenty of malice from the outside world.
Ren Xiaosu had to admit that Yan Liuyuan was right. In this era, everyone was selfish. Selfishness was such a natural thing that even the intention to harm others was seen as normal. But Ren Xiaosu had to make Yan Liuyuan understand that they should not be like the others just because it was the norm.
"Liuyuan, remember this." Ren Xiaosu said seriously, "Dont let the sorrows of our era become your sorrow as well."
Yan Liuyuan fell deep into thought while Xiaoyu looked at the two brothers with glistening eyes. She suddenly felt that as long as Ren Xiaosu was with Yan Liuyuan, he would never take a wrong path in his life.
A hubbub burst from outside. Someone exclaimed, "The band is back! Didnt they go to Stronghold 112? Why did they come back?"
"Right, and that guy who went as their guide isnt among them anymore!"
Ren Xiaosu looked up and suddenly thought of the cap-wearing girl with Perfect Firearms Proficiency.
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