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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: A Disaster Caused by a Can of Coke



Translator: xujin  Editor: xujin-editor

A drop of cold sweat dripped down his forehead, as Jiang Chen stared at the massive pair of boobs in front him . They were at least size 36D .

 

Below her eyebrows was a pair of valiant looking eyes, a beautiful nose, and a delicate mouth . However, her malicious expression certainly tainted her beauty . A pitch black pistol and a wicked looking whip, were held in her hands .

 

If the surrounding was decorated with a few more sexually suggestive items, every man in the world would fantasize about what could happen next .

 

Fantasize my a*s!

 

Jiang Chen’s heart swelled with regret and fear . He did not feel any sense of pleasure or consider the possibility of being aroused .

 

His pants all the sudden felt tight . He must be delusional right now . [There is no way I am a masochist . ]

 

He knew he had no weird fetishes . So, any physical reaction would be an accident in this dire situation .

 

“Name?” The busty girl asked . She was wearing a black leather jacket, with a pair of jeans that has started to fade after too many washes . She shook her hair, as she forcefully stepped onto the chair’s arm .

 

“Jiang Chen…” He swallowed, as he responded truthfully . As a civilized man himself, he has never seen a girl so barbaric .

 

The girl raised her eyebrows . “What a girly name?”

 

[Why don’t you ask my mother? Dammit!] Of course, he could only say that in his head . He feared that the moment he opened his mouth, a bullet would create a new hole on his forehead .

 

Yes, this hottie had a pistol on her, which made the atmosphere not even remotely romantic .

 

"I was born in the morning, hence the name morning (Cheng) in my name,” Jiang Chen mumbled . The name was not girly by any means . However, the fact that he looked very delicate, didn’t contribute to his cause . Even if he had a masculine name, the contrast would be even odder .

 

“Don’t get off topic . ” The girl lashed the whip onto the sofa beside him . The loud cracking sound scared Jiang Chen so much, that he curled into the chair . “I am not interested in your mom . ”



 

[God, you were the one that asked . ] Jiang Chen swore in his mind, as his face paled .

 

“You have the potential to be a great looking guy . ” the beauty smiled, as she approached him . She touched Jiang Chen’s face with the side of her whip . “You are going to answer my questions . If you dare to lie, I don’t mind creating a few scars on your lovely face . ”

 

Jiang Chen’s face turned red as he tried to hold back his scream . [Why do I feel so violated?]

 

“Where are you from?” The girl questioned as she gazed directly at him .

 

“I am from the north . ” Jiang Chen responded with a lie . Of course, he never believed that the girl could see through him . [ Wang Hai City? Here is Wang Hai City? This deserted place?]

 

“This can of cola, where did you find it?” The girl’s pronunciation was odd as if she has never heard someone say Coke before .

 

Jiang Chen felt the girl’s voice transform as her breathing rapidly grew . The tone was filled with an intense lust, or greed?

 

“Coke… it’s a type of pop . ”

 

“No sh*t! I know it is pop . I am asking you, where it is from!” The girl chugged the coke . As soon as she finished, she exhaled with relief . Then she threw the can onto the ground, and lashed her whip onto the poor sofa once again .

 

Jiang Chen stared directly at the odd looking gun pointed directly at his forehead .

 

A drop of sweat dripped down his face . He steadied his breath as he tried to remain calm . “I can’t explain that . ”

 

“Do you want to die?”

 

“Is this the way you treat someone who just saved your life?” With a sudden burst of courage, he argued back .

 

After a brief moment of silence, she let out a slow sigh . She put the gun away and threw the whip onto the ground . “Fine, I did cross the line . ” Despite admitting her fault, she had no intention of letting Jiang Chen go .

 



[Since she only whipped the sofa, she probably has no ill-intention after all . ] Jiang Chen thought in his head .

 

“Trust me . I have no harmful intentions,” She said . However, Jiang Chen was uncertain about how long her conscience would last, so he continued to make up stories .

 

“No harmful intentions?”

 

“Like how I saved you from starvation? If I told you anything today, it would make both of our lives more complicated than it needs to be . ” Jiang Chen continued to respond with a secretive tone . His words left a lot to the imagination .

 

“Haha,” the girl forced a careless laugh . But the uncertainty in her eyes was clearly evident .

 

“Maybe we can partner up! I just got here and… how can I explain this . Everything here is terrible . I need a guide, and I can pay you handsomely for it . ” He proposed an offer with a luring hint in his voice . He was using the stick and the carrot strategy .

 

“Oh? You are from the Northern Alliance?” The girl asked with her eyebrows raised .

 

On this wasteland, if there are any signs of law and order; it must be the distant alliance on the northern tundra . They were not a target of the nuclear destruction, nor were there any infectious disease breakouts . Hence, order remained on the land far away .

 

However, order was a relative term; they lacked real justice because slavery, corruption, and civil war all still existed on the land . Only the slightly higher food production made the area, made it somewhat more attractive . Overall, it was no better than the anarchic Wang Hai City .

 

“No, I am only from somewhere relatively well off . Hmm, and I am collecting some useful resources for someone . At the same time, surplus commodities are disposed- like the can of pop you just finished, or the three cans of food that you devoured clean . ” Jiang Chen did not continue with the disguise as a member of the Northern Alliance . What if she realized he was lying after all .

 

The best idea right now was to say that he came from a distant place . A place that nobody visited before .

 

The girl blushed as she heard the words “devoured clean” and she realized that her etiquette at the time must not have been the finest . She stared at Jian Cheng with a fierce look . Jian Cheng laughed as he dismissed the idea . He knew the negotiation was successful .

 

“I don’t know what you guys want in this city . All the supermarkets, storages, and even refrigerators are raided clean . There is no way you can even find one piece of bread . ”

 

“My fair lady, what is your name?” Jiang Chen said, shaking his head .

 

“Sun Jiao,” She responded, as she again raised her eyebrows . With a devious smile on her face, she said, “Let me get this clear, if the partnership involves anything strange, I might blow your head up . "

 

“Don’t worry, miss . ” Jiang Chen sighed . There was no way he would get in bed with a girl that could kill him at any moment . “I only need an experienced guide and, do you think I lack food?”

 

“Then what exactly are you searching for? Could it be… for slaves?” Sun Jiao paused for a second before she maliciously gazed at Jiang Chen .

 

Of course, if he had plenty of food, then he must have farms or plantations, and related production facility . Sun Jiao’s first instinct was that this guy might be a slave trader . Slaves were the finest labor force on the wasteland and slave trading was considered to be the norm . However, Sun Jiao thoroughly hated slave trading because a slave trader abducted her sister . It would be fine if she got sold into a factory, but if she got sold into prostitution or even to the cannibals, it would be a complete nightmare .

 

“No, no, no . This is a complete misunderstanding,” Jiang Chen explained . “I don’t need slaves . I need technology . ”

 

“Technology?” Sun Jiao seemed confused .

 

“Yes, technology . Just like the laser gun you are holding and the computer on your arm . While we have those things, we can’t produce them ourselves . Therefore, we decided to come to this deserted city to find some old technology . ”

 

“These things?” Jiang Chen's question caused a mixture of confusion and suspicion . “These things are hard to make? In Liu Ding Village a lot of people can assemble these . ”

 

[Dammit,] Jiang Chen swore in his mind, but he remained calm .

 

“That was only an example . Our technology in food production and transportation is highly advanced, but our general technology is rather lackluster . Which is why I am here . ” He explained, impressed by his improvisation as it was far better than he thought .

 

He noticed that while this world had previously made significant technological advancements in the past, the civilization was in complete ruins after the nuclear war . Especially since infections broke out across the land, it was a miracle that humanity still existed .

 

The state of this wasteland after the fallout was rather strange . Highly advanced levitated cars existed simultaneously with internal combustion engine vehicles . While some advanced technology were preserved, the civilization undoubtedly regressed .

 

“Whatever . ” Sun Jiao shrugged . With interest in her voice, she opened her mouth . “Now, let’s talk about my compensation . ”

 

“What do you want to be paid in,” After a short pause, Jian Chen asked . He was unsure what the currency was in this world .

 

“C-type battery, food, and crystals are all fine . Though personally, I prefer food . ” Sun Jiao responded . Then with desire filled eyes, she asked, “Oh, do you have more of those curry chicken?”

 

“You finished them all . ” Jiang Chen sighed with a fake heartbroken look . He has never even seen batteries or crystals before . So without a doubt, food would be the best choice .

 

“Oh, I am sorry,” Sun Jiao said with an awkward tone . All of a sudden, she turned back into her usual malicious character and forcefully stepped onto the armrest . Then she bargained, “salary will be ten cans of food per month . You are also responsible for my meals!”

 

“Deal!”

 

Jiang Chen’s direct response made Sun Jiao guilty about her rather unreasonable demand . Although on this wasteland only fools had a conscience, conscience always existed inside people’s heart .

 

Cruelty was only a protective response for survival .

 

“I will be responsible for your safety . ” Sun Jiao added as guilt overwhelmed her .

 

[No sh*t! If I die, who will pay you?] Jiang Chen responded viciously in his head . The compensation was nothing for him, but it would still cost him around one hundred dollars .

 

“Ok, my beautiful bodyguard, can you untie me now?” The crisis was finally alleviated as Jiang Chen finally let out a long sigh . His limbs almost losing all sense of feeling . Sun Jiao casually took out a dagger and sliced through the rope .

 

Jiang Chen moved a little as he stared at Sun Jiao with a sad look . Then, he went and picked up his empty backpack .

 

Sun Jiao forced an awkward smile and pretended that she never searched his bag .

 

“What’s next? Get out of here?”

 

“Get out? Why? This will be our temporary meeting location . ”

 

Outside the window, the mega metropolis already lost its liveliness . The once crowded streets were now empty, without a soul in sight . The endless amount of zombies replaced what was once a vibrant city . The occasional howl and scream from unknown creatures also traversed through the dead city . Guns fired in the not so far off distance, mixed with barely audible noises . In the city permeated with death, familiar battles occurred every day . Zombies against humans, humans against humans…

 

Through the undusted stained window, Jiang Chen saw the danger, the death, and the opportunity of gold everywhere .


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