Yang Xiaojin’s decision to follow Xu Xianchu to the Jing mountains surprised everyone. Nobody expected that the first person to voice their opinion would be a girl.
But what Yang Xiaojin said was very reasonable. Too many dangers lurked around here. With a supernatural being around, he would make everyone feel more at ease.
If they were without the protection of a supernatural being, even if they did not venture into the depths of the Jing Mountains, they might not be able to reach Stronghold 112 safely either.
After a brief silence, someone else said, “I’ll follow too.”
“I’m going too.”
Suddenly, everyone decided to follow Xu Xianchu to the Jing Mountains. It looked like all of them were not dumb.
Just then, Luo Xinyu whispered to Ren Xiaosu, “Are you going too?”
Ren Xiaosu was clearly taken aback. “Why are you asking me?”
“I’ll go if you’re going,” Luo Xinyu said.
Ren Xiaosu was stunned for a moment. ‘Sis, we’re not that familiar with each other, so why are you trying to make it seem like we’re super close?’
He ignored Luo Xinyu. Instead, he turned to Xu Xianchu and said, “I’ll go with you too.”
A bright light suddenly appeared in the sky in the distance. Xu Xianchu looked at the sky and said, “Let’s quickly get some rest. Since all of you have decided to follow me, we’ll set off once it’s bright. Now remember, the entire team has to listen to my instructions. If anyone still goes against me, I won’t hesitate to go hard on you.”
He then led the soldiers to pick up some branches and lashed them into a stretcher. The soldier who got kicked could still walk on his own, but the one who was stabbed couldn’t.
Xu Xianchu was actually thinking of taking the wounded with them. All of them had to abandon their vehicles now that a dense forest had suddenly appeared. If they were to carry one more person, it would be a great burden for them.
There was probably no one in the team that would be willing to carry the stretcher as a normal adult man was really heavy. Even some adult women would be heavy, much less a man.
At this moment, Ren Xiaosu was a little puzzled. Was Xu Xianchu someone who was full of positive energy or was he deliberately trying to win them over?
The injured Wang Lei was almost moved to tears as he kept saying “thank you, sir” to Xu Xianchu.
When Ren Xiaosu heard his thanks, he got a bold idea.
After the stretcher was constructed, Xu Xianchu asked, “Who’s willing to carry him with me?”
“Let me carry him!” Ren Xiaosu stepped forward of his own initiative.
Everyone around him was confused by this. ‘Ren Xiaosu, are you that nice?’
Xu Xianchu thought for a moment and said, “Since you’re the most familiar with the wilderness, you should lead the way from the front. Besides, you’re still young, so I’m afraid that you won’t be able to carry the weight of an adult man.”
Ren Xiaosu was starting to get anxious. “No, I have to carry him today no matter what! I’ll cut anyone that tries to vie with me to death!”
Everyone else was speechless. Everyone was dumbfounded. ‘Do you even have to resort to threatening words to do a good deed these days?’
Half an hour later, Ren Xiaosu and Xu Xianchu were carrying the stretcher together. But Ren Xiaosu did not find it heavy at all. After all, he was extraordinarily strong now.
After Ren Xiaosu applied the medicine on Wang Lei, Wang Lei thanked Ren Xiaosu. “Gratitude token +1.” When they carried Wang Lei, Wang Lei thanked Ren Xiaosu. “Gratitude token +1.” Along the way, Ren Xiaosu showed a lot of concern to Wang Lei and kept checking with him if he was hungry or thirsty. With that, Wang Lei thanked him again. “Gratitude token +1.”
Ren Xiaosu really did not expect to find a “divine weapon” he could spam increase his gratitude tokens with!
In just half an hour, Ren Xiaosu’s gratitude tokens reached 82!
Xu Xianchu found it a little strange. In his eyes, Ren Xiaosu was obviously the type of person who would not care about anyone other than himself. Why did he suddenly become such a good person then?!
He didn’t believe it!
But Xu Xianchu kept thinking about this along the way. If Ren Xiaosu had an ulterior motive, what would he be after?
However, he could not figure it out no matter how hard he thought.
The dense forest was not easy to walk through. Ren Xiaosu had never come across such a thick forest before.
He was last here just a year ago. But when he looked at the forest before him, it felt like it had been decades since he came here. This place had changed far too much.
Ren Xiaosu was chatting on and off with Wang Lei, but his eyes were observing the surroundings at all times. As they were walked, Ren Xiaosu deliberately gazed at the place where he had thrown the rat. However, the rat’s remains had already become a pile of bones after only a few hours.
This showed that there must be some scavenger insects like ants nearby.
In the process of advancing, Luo Xinyu stuck close to Xu Xianchu as though she had developed a great interest in him.
Ren Xiaosu saw that Luo Xinyu had almost glued her entire body onto Xu Xianchu several times. However, Xu Xianchu always kept a certain distance from her.
At this moment, Ren Xiaosu felt a familiar air around Luo Xinyu as it reminded him of some of the women in town. So women from the stronghold would also subconsciously seek a supporting figure in a dangerous environment.
Ren Xiaosu looked over to Yang Xiaojin again, but he only saw her holding her two guns and pointing them at the others at all times.
Luo Xinyu and Yang Xiaojin were polar opposites.
At noon, Xu Xianchu asked Ren Xiaosu, “Can you find some food for everyone here?”
Ren Xiaosu said with his mind elsewhere, “I’m not a god. Do you think I can just find food whenever I want to? If I say that a boar will run into a tree, would a boar really run into a tree?”
Just as he finished speaking, they heard a loud noise crash several hundred meters in front of them. Right after, the breaking of tree branches rang out. It was as though something had really run into a tree!
Everyone looked at Ren Xiaosu strangely while Xu Xianchu led them and approached cautiously. When they saw it, they were surprised to find that a boar had really run into a tall tree. At this moment, the boar was struggling to get up as it laid beside the tree. However, it was so dazed after running into the tree that it could not get up at all.
The gray shadow separated from Xu Xianchu and jumped several meters into the air. When it came back down again, it ruthlessly landed a punch on the boar’s head that caused it to collapse to the ground!
But nobody cared about the gray shadow. Instead, they were staring at Ren Xiaosu dumbfoundedly.
Liu Bu laughed and said, “We can have some game meat for lunch. Ren Xiaosu, well done! What you said has really come true!”
Everyone was smiling. It was always good to have something to eat, but only Ren Xiaosu did not smile. He turned around and looked in the direction of the town as he got worried for Yan Liuyuan.
Only Ren Xiaosu knew that Yan Liuyuan must have made a wish for him again. He must have been suffering the pain brought on by the side effects right now. He could only hope that Big Sister Xiaoyu and Zhang Jinglin would take good care of him.
Ren Xiaosu fell silent. He decided to try his best to avoid saying such speculative words in the future. Otherwise, the luckier he got, the more dangerous it would be for Yan Liuyuan.
Ren Xiaosu let out a sigh in his head. ‘How stubborn!’
Right now, Ren Xiaosu had an unprecedented desire to return to town. He wanted to know if Yan Liuyuan was alright.