251 Days Waiting for the Selection
He Xing took the pajamas and bath towel and went into the bathroom, while Du Yue walked to the bed and looked out. The room they were staying in had a rather large window. However, there was a thick fog outside. Standing on the eighth floor and looking out, she could not see anything else other than the lit cloud tracks and the carriages passing by.
Du Yue had seen on the map that Zuo Mingdong gave them that the second base was located by the sea. Under normal circumstances, one should be able to see the sea from this vantage point, but it was no longer visible due to the thick fog. Since there was no bug disaster here, should they not seize the time to study some new species of food and speed up the production? However, ever since she came to the second base, she had never heard of anything related to agriculture.
However, on second thought, the supermarkets and private grain stores in the base all sold grains, and it seemed that there was a lot of surplus. They had probably developed a new variety and mass-produced it on the market. However, these resources were all in the hands of the powerful and influential. Ordinary people had no chance to get their hands on it at all.
Du Yue stood by the bed in a daze for a while. When she came back to her senses, she realized that her hair had already dried. Although her hair was short, it was still quite thick. If she did not dry it, it would take a long time to dry. It seemed that she was too engrossed in her thoughts as she stood at the window that she did not notice the passage of time.
However, He Xing should have finished his shower by now. With that thought in mind, Du Yue turned around to look for He Xing, only to see him walking out of the bathroom with a basin of half-dried clothes in his hand. Did he stay in the bathroom for so long because he had washed the clothes that they just changed out of?
Du Yue looked at He Xing and smiled. Seeing Du Yue smiling at him, He Xing smiled as well. “What are you smiling at? Quickly take out the dryer so we can dry our clothes with the hotel’s electricity.”
There was an unlimited supply of electricity here, and they had already paid for the room, so it would be a waste not to use it.
Du Yue looked at He Xing with admiration and immediately took out two hand dryers from her interspace. The hand dryers she took out were relatively small because now that the temperature had risen, the clothes they were wearing were relatively thin.
There were two hand dryers, one to dry their undergarments, and the other to dry their clothes. Previously, when Du Yue was hoarding up goods, she would buy the most expensive daily necessities or home appliances. She believed that even if she did not know what was good, the price tags were a good indicator. In fact, nothing she bought disappointed her. For example, these dryers dried the clothes quickly and made very little noise. If one did not pay attention, one would not hear the dryers.
Du Yue took out a table, a chair, and a bench and placed them by the bed. She also took out the range hood and placed it beside the bed. Then, she asked He Xing what he wanted to eat as usual. He Xing thought for a while. “There’s nothing I really want to eat. I’ll have whatever you want.”
Du Yue looked at the thick fog outside and took out the ingredients to prepare a spicy hotpot meal from her space.
Spicy beef oil was found in the pot. After the gas furnace was lit, the pot was directly placed on top of it to heat up. After the range hood was turned on, only the two of them could smell the strong spicy smell. After heating it on the stove for a few minutes, the soup was already boiling.
Du Yue put a plate’s worth of beef with pepper into the pot. Then, she placed high-calcium mutton, streaky pork, scallops, squids, tripe, and all kinds of meatballs on the table. Since they were eating spicy hot pot, they had to have cold sour plum drinks. When the tip of their tongues was numb from the spiciness of the food, they would take a sip of the cold sour plum drink.
Over the past few years, Du Yue and He Xing had spent a lot of time in the cold and snow to try to get food. Therefore, they had long developed an iron stomach, so they naturally did not have to worry about having diarrhea. As usual, Du Yue took out her tablet and played a show. They ate as they watched.
The two of them, who were originally a little tired, ate as they watched the show. Their moods slowly relaxed as they ate amidst the steam. A week passed by quickly. During these seven days, Du Yue and He Xing only went downstairs occasionally. Every time they passed by the seventh floor, they would pretend to take a few glances inside unintentionally.
However, there were always people guarding there, so they could not enter, and they did not see anyone come out. As for the shopping mall and the entertainment venues, Du Yue and He Xing were not interested in them and had not been there again after the first visit. As for food and drinks, the two of them ate the food in the interspace in their room. There were many restaurants downstairs, but they did not need to spend that money. Du Yue did not think the food here would be as good as the food in her interspace.