Living in the Last Days - Chapter 20
When she saw the familiar face, Xia Man’s pupils abruptly constricted, the blue veins on the back of her hands popping out.
“Manman?” Xiang Yang’s face showed astonishment. It seems that he didn’t think that he’d encounter Xia Man and Qu Zhen here.
“Dear, who are they? Why don’t you introduce us?” Next to him, a woman in heavy makeup and gaudy attire glanced at the cars of Qu Zhen’s group. A peculiar glint flashed through her eyes.
“……” Xiang Yang had an awkward look on his face, but he still remained silent.
“Xiao Ai, you don’t know?” The guys together beside him, who escaped from Shanshang District, smiled with malicious intentions. “Of course she was our Xiang Yang’s girlfriend when he was still in school!”
He really disdained Xiang Yang with his pretty-boy looks staying by Xiao Ai’s side. If it wasn’t because of Xiang Yang, Xiao Ai would have definitely been his!
Because there were only three cars on the road altogether, apart from Qu Zhen’s two cars, the remaining was Xiang Yang’s.
Qu Zhen’s gaze was complicated as she gently picked up Xia Man and tightly held her hand, before gradually pulling apart. A deep trace of energy could be seen rising according to its owner’s mood.
Qu Zhen didn’t say anything. She only turned her head to glance at the zombies chasing behind her and turned her glance to the purple fireball on her palm.
Not long after, they could hear a “bang” sound. The car of Xiang Yang’s group, which was initially alongside theirs, exploded.
Xia Man felt a rush in her heart. She turned her head, only to see that a horde of zombies was rushing towards Xiang Yang’s car! Xia Man suddenly thought of something and turned her head. “I want to get off the car!”
When Qu Zhen heard the words she had just spoken, her heart became completely cold in a split second. But when she saw Xia Man’s looking at her with a look saying she could handle it, “Stop the car!”
Qu Zhen didn’t know how she was supposed to describe what she was feeling. She thought… She thought that… Right. This thing called love had always been like this. Even if the mouth manages to say something, once the other party is in trouble, you would rush in without thinking of your own safety.
Once the car stopped, Xia Man got off right away, running over to where the three was, to the most important one among them!
“Manman! Manman! I knew you still haven’t forgotten about me!” Xiang Yang showed a frightened face. Even though he knew that his car exploded because of Qu Zhen, this time, he absolutely can’t shed his pretenses. There was no way his endurance could compare to that of a horde of zombies’!
“There’s no way I could forget. My heart wouldn’t be willing to. My final wish is to ask something simple.” Xia Man’s tone held a bit of resentment. Hearing this, Qu Zhen, who was in the car, turned her hand over and looked as the horde of zombies not far away chasing after them all explode, scattered and smashed into pieces!
“……” Xiang Yang heard her tone and immediately knew that he was tricked. If Xia Man truly cared about him, why would she use this kind of tone to talk!
“What do you want to ask me?” Xiang Yang already had a general idea of what Xia Man wanted to ask him. Xiang Yang was pondering over how he should reply as to not offend Qu Zhen and allow Xia Man to feel his heartfelt intentions at the same time!
“Bastard!!” Because Xiao Ai hadn’t come over to Xiang Yang fast enough, this sentence just happened to be the only thing she heard. A slap instantly sounded at Xiang Yang’s face.
Worry was constantly on Xiang Yang’s face. He went over and turned his palm over to slap her. “B*tch! You still think I have feelings for you? The person I love have been only one all along. If it weren’t because I wanted to stay alive to see Manman, why would I go together with you?”
“Manman, ask ahead!” Xiang Yang looked at Xiao Ai’s naivety and turned his head to look at Xia Man.
“Do you still have the present I gave you on last year’s Valentine’s Day?” Xia Man looked at the thing hanging on Xiang Yang’s neck and asked.
“It’s here!” Xiang Yang pulled out a necklace worn on his neck. An exquisite emerald ring was hanging there.
“Oh.” Xia Man dully hummed, then came over and seized it. “I’m simply thinking of returning it to its rightful owner. This isn’t yours, after all.”
After Xia Man finished speaking, she took a glance at the girl on the side gnashing her teeth. She leaned close to Xiang Yang and whispered into his ear, “Right, I still have something to tell you. I once made a vow. You are bound to die by my hands! But now I feel that it’s not something necessary.” Xia Man looked at Xiang Yang’s expression relax in a breath. “Death is a relief!”
After she finished speaking, Xiang Yang immediately felt pain in his knees, and he couldn’t help but kneel down.
Because of the first sentence Xia Man had said, Qu Zhen didn’t eavesdrop on what Xia Man was saying. Rather, she incessantly stroked the chubby little girl’s head.
When she thought of how Xia Man was by herself while she was in the car, Qu Zhen turned her head and saw Xiang Yang kneeling where he was.
“Mother, please think of coming back! If you don’t come back, mommy will take my hair and pull them all out!! And then, in the end, I can only be bald!” The chubby little girl went up to Xia Man. “Mother…”
Xia Man immediately got up, held the chubby little girl, and stroked her head. “No bald heads. Be obedient.”
Hua Xiangrong immediately relaxed. Honestly speaking, she was still afraid that Xia Man would bring Xiang Yang along. When that happens, she wouldn’t even be able to guarantee that their leader wouldn’t lose her mind.
If it was before, it was unlikely for their leader to lose her mind. But that obviously wouldn’t be the case now. Before, their leader had never seen any hope. Therefore, she had gotten used to it. But now, Hua Xiangrong believed that their leader had already treated Xia Man as her own personal property. Before, the two did not hug and embrace at random and slept in separate rooms, making it unlikely for her to make advances. Directly in the same room, it could be that their leader was still unaware, but their leader certainly had already unconsciously let go of that belief, and was already beginning to attack!
If Xia Man brought Xiang Yang along like previously again this time, she was truly worried that their leader would take advantage of when Xia Man wasn’t paying attention to get rid of Xiang Yang!
Fortunately, that didn’t happen! Just, had Xia Man truly let go of Xiang Yang?
Xia Man used the vines as a cover. Without batting an eye, she took the ring and put it in the spring water in her space to wash. After she retracted the vines, the ring was held in her palm, ice-cold to the touch. It brought her back to when she first got this ring.
Xia Man knew that this ring was the one hidden by that person in her previous life.
Xia Man closed her eyes. Even now, she still remembered how she came across the ring…
February in A City was still freezing. Xia Man was lying on the bed counting her personal savings, awfully worried.
What are you worried about?” The girl together with her in the room asked. The girl who was walking towards Xia Man was relatively close to her.
“I’m thinking of buying a piece of jade…” Xia Man lifted her head and answered. “I heard jades support people…”
She still remembered her roommate’s expression at that time. Afterwards, because she managed to open a bank card, she won a ring as a prize.
At that time, she thought it was a fake. She initially thought of buying a jade as a present for Qu Zhen, but then she thought, she didn’t buy it and only won it as a prize. In addition, its authenticity wasn’t confirmed. Qu Zhen didn’t want anything. As a result, she didn’t give Qu Zhen any present. And a few days before Valentine’s Day, Xiang Yang saw it and expressed a particular interest in it. Although it wasn’t for Xiang Yang’s size, Xia Man still gave it as a present to Xiang Yang on Valentine’s Day.
At that time, Xia Man was wondering what kind of luck she had run into. She didn’t win another bottle. She directly won a ring.
Afterwards, she realized why. It wasn’t luck. Rather, it was inevitable, because it was a family heirloom of Qu Zhen’s family.
Originally, it was to be passed onto their daughter-in-law. Because the household of Qu Zhen’s family was particular, her mother left the ring to her before she died.
Just because of this ring, Qu Zhen’s weakness was exposed in front of that person. This was why Xia Man must seize and return it!
Not only because of this did Qu Zhen give it as a present to her, but also because she unexpectedly exposed it early!
Because Xia Man was seized by Mu Wan, they had to stop midway. As a result, Xia Man and Qu Zhen’s party had to go on foot and didn’t encounter Xiang Yang. Xiang Yang relied on Xiao Ai’s father. Xiao Ai’s superior was just like that person. The first time he unintentionally saw the small green ring hanging on Xiang Yang’s neck, he instantly ferociously interrogated Xiang Yang. Xiang Yang naturally spoke out Xia Man at once, not forgetting to spill out how Xia Man obtained the ring.
I actually first translated the title and everything else as “Ring Finger”, only to realize that that thing was supposed to be hanging on Xiang Yang’s neck…