Apocalyptic Rebirth: Earth’s Vast Changes - Chapter 15
On the other side of the phone, Zhou Deren frowned as he looked at his cell phone. He really couldn’t understand what that youngster surnamed Qin was trying to pull here. His manner of speaking was exceedingly ostentatious, even daring to hang up on him. However, the current Qin family was only a tiny family filled with the old and young, the crazy and the foolish. He was not afraid of Qin Luo’s tricks.
Qin Luo, of course, had his own plan in mind. If he had truly changed to someone else, how could he coerce them into getting him such a staggering list of goods? After all, in the apocalypse even a pack of instant noodles or a piece of bread was enough for people to fight to death. So, with such a huge amount of goods on hand, it would be enough to be coveted by any force. If someone leaked the information out, he would be in trouble.
However, since it’s Zhou Deren, Qin Luo didn’t have such a worry. Because he remembered that before the apocalypse broke out, this guy seemed to be plagued by a strange disease, and it was said that only R Country had a more in-depth study on this particular disease. As such, in order to save his life, Zhou Deren hurriedly flew to R Country for treatment for a long time.
However, a few days before the apocalypse broke out, he still called from R country to ask for the equity shares. After that, it seemed that he was going to undergo a relatively large operation. It was estimated that it’s impossible for him to leave R Country in a short period of time after undergoing the surgery. In other words, once the apocalypse broke out, Zhou Deren was also part of those who were exterminated during the Island Country genocide.
Qin Luo wasn’t worried that Zhou Deren would tell other people the news that he was collecting goods in exchange for the equity shares. After all, Zhou Deren was not the only one who was thinking about the equity shares in his hand. So, as long as that guy had a little brain, he wouldn’t be stupid enough to tell others about such news. It would be tantamount to picking up a big bargain for nothing after all.
Zhou Deren was also a very cautious person. The equity shares transfer was of great importance to him. Thus, he would operate like usual, not allowing even the closest subordinates to know much details about this matter. What’s more, Zhou Deren would like the transfer to be done quietly. That way, any unexpected move that might happen in the future would be weathered. Therefore, Qin Luo was very sure that Zhou Deren would bring this secret to the grave.
Despite leaving Dong Liang province, Qin Luo didn’t immediately return home. Instead, he took a taxi to a steel-plate factory in the suburbs of L city.
After the apocalypse broke out, the first to mutate were human beings. As the city was densely populated, the infection spread quickly, especially in some big cities. Those fell even faster than others. So, it didn’t take much time before almost all the cities were occupied by a large amount of zombies. Many survivors chose to flee outside the city, with the preferred location being in the outer suburbs, or farther away in the mountains.
One by one, small sized bases began to assemble in the jungles and mountains. People thought that as long as they could avoid the attack of a large group of zombies, everyone’s safety could be guaranteed.
At first, it worked really well except for those who were tasked with collecting food and were likely to enter the urban areas where zombies were concentrated. Most of the time, people were gathered in the dense forest or in the suburbs, which was relatively safe.
As there was less and less food, the survivors tried to cultivate the increasingly deserted land. At first, the seeds’ growth looked to be normal, so people chose to grow some plants that had a relatively short maturity period. And since the change was not obvious, people didn’t pay enough attention to it.
It was not until the food was eaten and some people’s bodies began to have strange changes, like the fact that some people who were not scratched or bitten by zombies began to develop infection, that people gradually suspected the growing food.
At this time, people only knew that what was planted might not be edible because of some changes in the virus. No one had realized that some of the changing plants might become aggressive.
The survivors once again suffered heavy losses. Not only were there new variations of infected people, but the grasses, trees, and flowers, which were originally only swung along with the wind, had become deadly.
The plants would suddenly throw out long vines and hang people into their huge flower buds and devour them. They would also spray a highly corrosive mucus to melt people in their own territory to serve as fertilizer. Furthermore, the plants could escape and run underground within a certain range, waiting for opportunities to attack the animals and humans on the ground.
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