Chapter 15 – Stop the military vehicle
Man Man and the others got off the train in Shi Jia Zhuang. Because Du Yu ordered a batch of decoration materials and goods in Shi Jia Zhuang before and bought a small truck to take it to Beijing by himself. These things in Shi Jia Zhuang are cheaper than in Beijing, including some daily necessities. They were in the wholesale market in Shi Jia Zhuang along the road. Man Man and Chu Xia bought some more things and threw them on the small truck by the way.
In this way, after staying in Shi Jia Zhuang for one night, the three of them recharged and set off for Beijing early the next day, which is expected to take four or five hours by car.
Leave early, find a local driver who is familiar with the road, driver Wang, and show them the way when they return to Beijing together. They are countless, not counted as encountering a major traffic jam.
“It is said that the surface of several places is dry and cracked, and the road section is being repaired.” Driver Wang walked to the front and asked people, then came back and said, “It was blocked since the middle of the night last night. It was supposed to be accessible this morning, but it has not been finished repaired yet. No one on the road today knew it, so it was blocked.”
Traffic jams are the most feared, because they can’t walk in front of the village or shop at the back. They see that they have walked two-thirds of the journey.
Driver Wang brought a few plastics lunch boxes back from wherever he went. The three people simply ate lunch in the car. In the afternoon, the small truck followed the car in front, rubbing the road like a turtle. By five or six o’clock, they couldn’t even buy lunch boxes.
Chu Xia searched the bag for Master Bao Kang’s blueberry sandwich biscuits and distributed them to Man Man.
Man Man curled up on her seat like a limp worm. She shook her head: “I have no appetite and don’t want to eat.”
She touched Man Man’s forehead a bit hot, and the Chu Xia probe pointed to Du Yu in the front seat and said: “I felt something wrong with the lunch box at noon. Man Man’s stomach is weaker than mine, I’m afraid she can’t stand it anymore.”
The two of them have been together with Man Man for so long, and they both know that Man Man’s stomach disease is out of hand. Chu Xia remembers very well that every time Man Man went to the hospital with a stomach problem in college, she couldn’t be discharged without tossing for a few days. At this thought, both were scared out of a cold sweat.
Du Yu hurriedly got out of the car and ran to discuss with Driver Wang. I wanted to find a traffic policeman to explain the situation and clear the way for them. After a long walk, they couldn’t find a policeman.
Driver Wang suggested: Call the emergency call.
Man Man insisted on sitting up: “No need. I’ll be fine later.”
Seeing that the patient seemed to be able to hold on, Driver Wang said to the three of them: “To be honest, if she can’t go to the hospital, don’t go first. Hospitals in Beijing burn the most money. One of my relatives stayed in the hospital for ten days and spent almost eighty thousand without getting better. End up, he was carried home but cured himself.”
The three of them heard him say this, especially Man Man, she was reluctant to go to the hospital anymore.
But the traffic jam is still blocked, if you can find a pharmacy to buy two stool medicines, it can help the patient alleviate the condition. According to this idea, when Chu Xia saw a green off-road bus like a military vehicle grazing the emergency lane next to the minivan, she made a decisive decision and took Man Man out of the car.
It is said that it is an emergency lane. In the case of heavy traffic jams, some vehicles regardless of traffic rules are blocked in the emergency lane. However, military vehicles performing official duties have the priority to drive. If the alarm is raised, other vehicles must give way to it. In this way, military vehicles must be much faster than other vehicles.
At that moment when a few vehicles were blocking in front and the military vehicle stopped, Chu Xia rushed to catch up with Man Man, and slapped the door of the military vehicle.
When the car door opened, she saw the driver wearing a military uniform. She thought that she was really a comrade of the People’s Army, and she should speak very well, and said, “Sir, my friend is sick and can’t move in the traffic jam now. Can you help my friend get into the city first?”
The driver may be just a soldier, afraid to catch the idea, looking back expectantly: “Lord Lu, someone wants to get in our car.”
“Who?” With a strong male voice, a tall soldier appeared at the door of the car. The small orange light in the car pecked out his two thick and sharp eyebrows, his face was beautifully lined but full of toughness, and his ink-stained eyes were like knives, poking straight into the human spine.
Like Chu Xia, people who are not afraid of the sky and fearlessly shiver when they first touch his eyes.
Man Man felt that this person was not easy to provoke, and whispered: “Chu Xia, let’s go.”
Go? Why go? Didn’t the People’s Liberation Army save the people in dire straits? Chu Xia stood still and had to let Man Man get on this military vehicle.
“Patient?” Lord Lu squinted indifferently to Man Man’s small face hidden in the dark. He was not so pale when he saw, “We are not an ambulance.”
When the hard-lined figure turns, the car door closes.
Chu Xia squeezed the door of the car and shouted angrily: “Why are you unreasonable? Are you the People’s Liberation Army?”
Forced to turn around, he raised his thick eyebrows: “I said, it’s a military vehicle, not an ambulance. I can call for an ambulance for you.”
“We just don’t want to call an ambulance now. This car is jammed like this, how long will it take for the ambulance to come here.” Chu Xia bit him and held on.
“Lord Lu–“ The soldiers who drove felt that the noise would go on endlessly, and they couldn’t really push the woman out of the car, so it’s better to forget.
“Can the military truck be towered by others?” He said lightly and harshly, and the soldier immediately shut his mouth. Turning his head, the corners of his indifferent lips hooked up, and he wiped out a sneer: “You probably don’t think that if you call for an ambulance, you have to spend money, and you don’t have to spend money on a military vehicle.”
“What are you talking about?!” Chu Xia was irritated, and she stared at him tit-for-tatly, “I think you’re the only money enthusiast! How much do you charge to get my friend in the car?”
A knife-point wink swept over their two simple cotton shirts and jeans, and said, “Five hundred.”
Man Man’s small face turned from white to black. Chu Xia’s fists were shaking.
The man put a hand on the car seat and looked down at them with a look that seemed to have known it.
Riding a tiger is hard to get off (it’s mean get into a position from which there is no retiring).
It’s really going to leave him right now, she might be looked down upon by people like him for the rest of her life!
Clicked to open the wallet and found five red papers worth 100 yuan.
“Chu Xia–“ Man Man resisted the colic in her stomach, hurriedly hopped into the car in stride, but was too late to stop it.
Five renminbi “snapped” were slammed on the man’s head, and the man was motionless. Under their angry gaze, they didn’t pick up one renminbi. They just turned their faces slightly and said to the soldier who was driving: “Let her get into the car.”
Man Man was anxious to put her hand into her trouser pocket, and she was going to return the money to Chu Xia. Chu Xia held down her hand and told: “You keep the money for yourself. It costs money to buy medicine in the city. I don’t know how expensive this pharmacy in the city is. Call me if you have any questions.”
“Chu Xia.” Man Man hesitated to speak.
She patted her shoulder, Chu Xia got out of the car and watched the car door close.
Passing through the brown car window, Man Man saw the shadow of Chu Xia submerged in the traffic. She stood unable to move for a while, and she was cold all over. She only saw the attitude called Lu Jun just now, and she didn’t necessarily know how nice the people in this car would be. Looking over the corner of her eyes, she happened to meet those cold ink pupils, and her teeth bit her lower lip.
The man really didn’t even want to care about her and pointed to the other soldier and said: “Gao Da Shuai, find a seat for her.”
The new soldier seemed to be more polite to her, with a smile: “Come here.”
Moving forward, she found that the military vehicle was basically full. Soldiers are either wearing long-sleeved light green army shirts or wearing a military jacket outside. Leaning heads against each other and dozing off, each of them looked tired.
Walking to the last row of seats at the end of the car, she saw a person lying flat on the seat of four or five people. The handsome kicked on the seat and shouted, “Lord Yao, get up!”
After shouting twice, the soldier did not move, as if he was asleep.
Gao Da Shuai had to leaned down, pressed his ears, and shouted: “Yao Zi Ye, get up quickly for me, there is a beautiful woman!”
Perhaps the word “beauty” had the effect. The dead fish-like uncle of the soldier suddenly struck a carp, sat up, raised his head, and met Man Man’s small face with glasses, and narrowed his narrow eyes: “This is a beauty?”