Chapter 40 - I want to be with my crackers!
Chapter 40: I want to be with my crackers!
In between, Ren Xiaosu insisted on getting out to relieve himself. As a result, the entire convoy had to stop and wait for him. This made them even more displeased with him, but Ren Xiaosu was not bothered by it. He faced everyone 8217;s complaints as if it were nothing.
The convoy continued moving until noon. When they came to a stop, Liu Bu jumped out of the vehicle first. He laughed happily and said, 8220;I 8217;ve stayed in the stronghold for too long. It 8217;s such a great feeling to come out here and see the sweeping vistas. 8221;
A soldier laughed and said, 8220;Yeah, that 8217;s right. I 8217;ve gotten terribly bored from staying inside the stronghold all the time. 8221;
In fact, everyone had such thoughts from the moment they set off on this expedition. They were all in the mood to enjoy the scenery, chat, and laugh. However, this would likely not be the case in a few days.
In the past, Ren Xiaosu also thought that it was rather lovely when he first came out to the wilderness to hunt.
Liu Bu beckoned for everyone to get out of their vehicles. He said, 8220;Let 8217;s get out here and eat something. After we finish, we 8217;ll continue on our journey and try to get to the Yun Range before it gets dark. We were there the previous time, and there 8217;s a clearing that 8217;s suitable for setting up camp. 8221;[1.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yun_Range]
Everyone was chatting and laughing as they got out of the off-road vehicles. Several of the soldiers gathered to smoke together. Their faces were full of happiness when they started puffing away.
Liu Bu called for the band to go over to the pickup truck. He did not have the authority to order the soldiers around. It was neither down to his nor Luo Xinyu 8217;s influence that they were able to hire 12 soldiers from the private army to come with them on this trip. In actual fact, their band was here to act as a cover for the private troops to carry out their mission!
In such circumstances, others might think that Liu Bu and Luo Xinyu were very influential. But they knew better.
As Liu Bu walked towards the pickup truck, he said to a band member next to him, 8220;We 8217;ll distribute the cigarettes that we brought along to the soldiers in a bit. 8221;
8220;Alright, how many should we give out to them? 8221; the band member asked.
8220;Bring out one carton first. Didn 8217;t we take ten cartons along with us? There 8217;s no need to be so anxious. We can hand them out slowly. 8221; Liu Bu smiled and said, 8220;We have a fresh group of soldiers joining us, so everyone will start getting along once we get familiar with one another. 8221;
When Liu Bu came to the back of the pickup truck, he received a shock as he turned around and had a look inside. 8220;Holy shit! Ren Xiaosu, what have you done?! 8221;
Ren Xiaosu looked at Liu Bu and said, 8220;Why do you look so shocked? I didn 8217;t do anything at all! 8221; He burped. As he had a little too much to eat, he couldn 8217;t help burping. Ren Xiaosu stood up to stretch himself, then brushed off the cracker crumbs on his body 8230;
Liu Bu leaned over into the cargo bed and looked around. His heart ached. 8220;Are you a pig? How can you eat so much? You ate five packets of crackers all by yourself in one morning?! 8221;
Quite frankly, it had been a long time since Ren Xiaosu had eaten so much. In their poorest days, he would leave his food for Yan Liuyuan to eat. They only became rich recently, so he hadn 8217;t had the chance to be extravagant yet.
Besides, the crackers they brought along were delicious. There were both sweet and salty ones.
Importantly, salt and sugar were luxury goods in town. Most of the time, they would just have plain boiled potatoes or some similar food to eat. Where would they get the chance to eat such delicious food like crackers? There was even a lot of potable water available in the vehicle.
8220;Look how bloated your belly is! 8221; Liu Bu roared. 8220;You must be four months pregnant, right? Don 8217;t you feel uncomfortable stuffing yourself with so much food? 8221;
Ren Xiaosu snapped, 8220;It 8217;s only because you let me sit here in the bed that this happened! But now that you mention it, it does feel a little uncomfortable. 8221; Ren Xiaosu got out of the pickup and started running into the distance. 8220;Y 8217;all can eat first. I need to take a dump. 8221;
While Ren Xiaosu ran far away, Liu Bu and the others felt frustrated in the wilderness.
A band member hesitated before saying, 8220;Why don 8217;t we just let him sit inside the vehicle? 8221;
Liu Bu stared at him. 8220;Why should we let him sit in the vehicle? Is a refugee like him qualified to sit together with us, huh? 8221;
The band member did not sound so confident at his suggestion anymore, but he still muttered, 8220;If we continue to let him sit in the bed of the pickup for two more days, I 8217;m afraid that our provisions will not last until Stronghold 112.... 8221;
At the words, Liu Bu made a rough estimation of Ren Xiaosu 8217;s appetite. Then he sighed and said, 8220;Indeed, we won 8217;t be able to last until then. 8221;
In the end, everyone unanimously decided to let Ren Xiaosu sit in the vehicle.
When Ren Xiaosu came back, he was unhappy to find out that he had to sit in the vehicle. 8220;I don 8217;t want to sit in the vehicle. I 8217;m not qualified to sit together with y 8217;all. I 8217;m just a refugee!
8220;Let me go, let me be with my crackers!
8220;Are you people human! 8221;
Eventually, things were solved after everyone worked together to cram him into the vehicle.
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