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Chapter 202: The Senior Commander
Ning Shu walked to the school doctor uncle’s side and asked, “Uncle, what do we do now? We’re lower class people so we don’t even have a place to stay.”
It was already kind of the base to accept ‘lower class people,’ so they usually only gave them some simple supplies, or provided a few very crowded and small houses.
Wolf and the rest had already left since they had been given much better lodgings and supplies.
However, Ning Shu and the uncle were in a sadder situation.
The uncle didn’t mind at all and walked straight into the base. Ning Shu hastily followed after him.
“Wait here for me, I’m going to deal with some things first. Wait right here alright? Don’t run around and just wait for me to come back.” After saying this, the school doctor uncle turned and left.
Ning Shu waited obediently without moving for the uncle to come back. She looked around and saw that everyone that passed by all had one of two expressions.
One was a very dark and lifeless expression. Their eyes were completely dim as if they couldn’t see any sort of future. They seemed almost like walking corpses.
The others gave off a very strong and powerful aura. Most of these people had awakened special abilities, so their expressions were all smug and self-satisfied.
Those who had awakened their special abilities looked at Ning Shu with probing gazes as if they were trying to determine whether she was one of them.
“Daisy?” A voice came from behind her. Ning Shu turned around and saw that a person in military uniform was walking over with a surprised expression. When he reached her, he remarked, “You’re still alive?”
Ning Shu knew due to the original host’s memories that this middle-aged man was the senior commander of the special forces. Ning Shu was surprised and a little happy to see this senior commander. She greeted him respectfully, “Senior Commander.”
“Where are the rest?” The senior commander asked as he looked at Ning Shu.
Ning Shu replied, “Wolf and the others are already back, but we lost two people.”
The senior commander’s eyes filled with a rare trace of gentleness. He sighed and said, “Not long after you guys left, our nation fell apart.”
Ning Shu didn’t know what she should say. After thinking about it a little, she took out the gene essence and handed it to the senior commander. “This is the gene essence I found. Wolf and the others don’t know about this.”
The senior commander shook his head and said, “You should keep it for yourself. Have you awakened your special ability?”
“Humans are now able to awaken their special abilities on their own so there’s not much use for the gene essence anymore. If you haven’t awakened your special ability, then just use the gene essence to awaken it.” The senior commander had a melancholic expression on his face. “The apocalypse world is very cruel. You have to protect yourself well.”
When Ning Shu heard this, she couldn’t help but sigh. This man had taken the original host out from an orphanage and raised her while teaching her essential skills. He was probably the most important person in the original host’s heart.
“Senior Commander, you should take this gene essence. This is Daisy’s first mission, Daisy really wants to complete the task that Senior Commander had entrusted,” said Ning Shu earnestly as she gave the gene essence to the senior commander.
The senior commander didn’t try to dissuade her anymore and took the gene essence. Then he asked, “Do you have a place to stay yet?”
Ning Shu shook her head and said, “Not yet. I don’t know where I should stay.”
“Let me arrange a place for you,” said the senior commander.
Ning Shu was just about to nod when she heard the school doctor uncle’s voice. “Daisy.”
Ning Shu and the senior commander looked towards the school doctor uncle. He was taking long, elegant strides in this direction, causing his large, black windbreaker to lift with his movements. His presence seemed to make everything around fade in comparison. He was probably the only one who possessed such a strong aura.
The school doctor uncle soon reached Ning Shu. Ning Shu said in introduction, “Uncle, this is my senior commander.”
The school doctor uncle glanced at the smile on Ning Shu’s face, then reached out to shake the senior commander’s hand. “Hello.”
The senior commander scrutinized the school doctor uncle’s face with furrowed brows. “You look familiar.”
The school doctor uncle didn’t respond and just lifted his hand to show Ning Shu a key. “I found a place to stay.”
#comment: That moment when the school doctor repeatedly tells Ning Shu to wait right here… Then when he called out to Ning Shu when he saw her talking to another man. Then when he shook hands with the senior commander despite his mysophobia because Ning Shu was smiling. Aaah, I so ship the school doctor uncle with Ning Shu!!! Even though they don’t really match! But I love it when he bullies Ning Shu~ :3