After having a filling breakfast, the three started to pack up their things.
Well, it was mostly Long Yu doing the packing. Since most of the belongings in the RV were exchanged from the system, he could just easily retrieve them.
An hour later, they stood outside the RV with a few items in hand.
"Miss Li, don't be surprised at what I am about to do next, alright?" he looked at her and said.
"Okay…" the girl was a bit confused with his request but she nodded anyway.
The moment Long Yu put his hand on the RV, it instantly disappeared into the storage system without a sound.
"Ah?! How?" Li Xue Lan gasped in shock.
Long Yu decided to reveal his storage ability to the girl since he found it pointless to hide it any further.
Since he was going to bring her along, she would find out sooner or later anyway. After all, it wasn't possible for an RV to always appear and disappear by itself.
"Big sister, no need to be surprised. Big brother is an amazing magician after all!" the little one proudly announced, as if she was the one who performed the trick.
Long Yu smiled as he patted Xixi's head. It seems all this while, the little lass still thought he was actually performing magic.
"My special ability allows me to store things in a different dimension," he looked at Li Xue Lan and said.
"Wow, that must be really handy!" she exclaimed softly.
In doomsday, survivors can only bring as much as they can carry. Carrying too much would encumber themselves, leading to dangerous situations. In her eyes, Long Yu's ability was a godsend. He would be able to stock up all the supplies that he can find, allowing them to survive longer.
"Right, since we're leaving, you might want to inform your friends about it," he reminded her.
"Yes, I'll go tell them…" Li Xue Lan nodded before heading towards the stairs.
A while later, three figures exited the fire door into the lobby area. They each carried a small bag with them.
Li Xue Lan spoke to Long Yu with an awkward expression, "Umm.. mister Long, I told my friends about the situation of the nearest military camp. They-"
"Please take us along with you," the plump middle aged man beside her quickly stepped forwards and interrupted her.
As an old fox, he clearly knew the benefits of following the young man in front of him. Since the military camp near Yueyang city had been compromised, he decided to abandon his original plan to head there.
"I will not take you two along," Long Yu rejected his request while pointing at him and his mistress.
"Why can Xue Lan follow you but not us?!" Wei Ying bursted out in anger.
"It's simple, I don't trust the both of you," Long Yu replied without any expression.
"You-" the woman's ample chest heaved up and down from anger as she felt that they were treated unfairly.
"Of course, I won't stop you from following behind in your own vehicle. I will even provide you with some degree of protection. But if I ever feel the need to, I will not hesitate to abandon the both of you." Long Yu said, not minding her exasperation.
In truth, he could have directly left the city with Li Xue Lan without those two. However, it seemed like the girl was not someone who could heartlessly leave her friends to die, especially when she knew the potential danger at the camp.
This did not annoy Long Yu but rather reinforced her trust in the girl. It was rare for someone to care about people who had once abandoned them.
That said, Long Yu was not willing to let them board his vehicle. Once he did, it wouldn't be easy to kick them out, not to mention the awkwardness in doing so.
"Hmph, fine! Zhang ge, we don't need them. We'll just go our own way!" Wei Ying pulled on manager Zhang's sleeve, trying to lead him away.
However, the middle aged man just stayed silent and didn't budge.
"Follow, we will follow," manager Zhang finally spoke.
No matter how he saw it, it was still safer to at least receive some protection during the journey.
Of course, he was also fuming inside due to Long Yu's rejection. However, he kept his anger inside and acted subservient.
"Suit yourselves, we'll be leaving in 10 minutes," Long Yu turned around and walked towards the Black Shark.
Li Xue Lan who had been standing on the side, quickly ran towards him.
"Thank you mister Long," she bowed and said.
"For what?" he said with a puzzled expression.
"Even though you acted like you didn't care about my friends, you still agreed to protect them. You are a good person, mister Long," she expressed her gratitude.
"Oh, don't mind it. We're merely heading the same direction," he waved his hand nonchalantly.
'This girl, she's a little too kind hearted...Perhaps it may not necessarily be a bad thing,' he shook his head and thought.
Exactly 10 minutes later, Long Yu drove the Black Shark out of the building. Xixi was sitting in the front passenger seat, snacking on something, while Li Xue Lan nervously sat at the back.
A red SUV quickly followed from behind. Inside the vehicle were manager Zhang and Wei Ying. Although they were disgruntled about not being let aboard Long Yu's vehicle, there was nothing they could do.
"Tch, Xue Lan that slut must have seduced that young man. That must be the reason why he let her in his car," Wei Ying said with disdain.