February 25, 2022

Chapter 44: Emergency Rescue 1

The woman’s eyes suddenly widened, then she looked at Xiulan and said with a trembling voice, “Girl… isn’t this a… meat bun?”

These days, it was rare to eat a white bun, let alone a meat bun. Needless to say, the price of meat was really expensive, and even if you had money, it was still difficult to buy meat to eat.

The woman didn’t remember how long it had been since she had eaten meat. When the meat bun was put into her mouth, she only felt a burst of delicious aroma and she wanted to swallow this delicious food with her tongue into her stomach.

But Xiulan gave her such an expensive thing for free. The woman didn’t know how to express her gratitude to Xiulan for a while.

She really met a good person today. How can an ordinary person care about her, a dying middle-aged woman, and give her something to eat?

Xiulan nodded, then made a silent gesture, and whispered, “Hmm, it’s a meat bun, so Auntie, you should eat it quickly.”

The smell of meat bun was relatively strong, so if other people smell it, they would be in trouble. After all, they were in the black market, so there were a lot of people who passed by. The woman knew what Xiulan meant, so she quickly ate the meat bun into her stomach.

The originally empty stomach felt a sense of fullness after eating a big meat bun. Her whole body came back to life and she didn’t feel the dizziness as before.

The woman gratefully took Xiulan’s hand. “Girl, thank you so much for today, you saved my life! If it weren’t for you, I would have probably starved to death.”

Seeing the woman like this, Xiulan felt a bit pitiful and she couldn’t help but feel more sympathy.

These days, there were many people who had nothing to eat and starve to death. This year and next year, the whole country would be in a state of foodstuff shortage. It was possible that many people would starve to death.

Xiulan had limited power alone and could only help others within her own ability.

Xiulan happened to meet this woman today and rescued her easily. Xiulan couldn’t just leave her alone. Even in the apocalypse, she couldn’t persuade herself to give up rescuing her companions under such dangerous circumstances.

Xiulan smiled and replied to the woman, “Auntie, don’t be too polite, you don’t have to worry about it. These days, who doesn’t have any difficulty?

“I helped you today and when I need help in the future, there will definitely be kind-hearted people who will help me.”

The woman nodded. “There are many good people in this world. Girl, you are so kind, so you will definitely be rewarded in the future.”

Xiulan smiled slightly, ready to support the woman to stand up. “Auntie, shall I take you back?”

Xiulan was really worried about the woman’s weak appearance, so she offered to take the woman home.

Facing Xiulan’s kindness, the woman thanked her first and said, “Sigh… Girl, I won’t hide it from you. I can’t go back for the time being.

“There is no foodstuff at home and my husband is as hungry as I am.

“If I can’t get some foodstuffs to take home, I’m afraid we both won’t be able to survive for a day or two. Without your meat bun today, I’m afraid I would have starved to death.

“So, there is no way to go back already, I can only take a chance on the black market and see if I can trade with some foodstuffs to take home.”

After listening to the woman’s words, Xiulan couldn’t help being moved.

How many people faced such helplessness these days?

“Auntie, do you want to buy foodstuffs? It just so happens that I have some here, why don’t I sell them to you, so you don’t have to ask the others again.” Xiulan’s space was full of foodstuffs, so she would just take out a little bit casually. Seeing the woman’s pitiful appearance, she thought that since she had already helped the woman, then she would provide help until the end.