In the end, Liu Miaomiao convinced the others to let Lin Xinghai be their roommate.
The reason these people agreed was mainly because Wang Yao asked, “What if your classmate can’t help himself and tries to do something bad to us?”
After Liu Miaomiao blushed and said, “If he really wants to do something, he can come at me first,” all disputes came to an end.
Watching the five women return, Lin Xinghai couldn’t help but ask, “Hold on, you all decided without even asking me. What makes you think I’d agree to be your roommate?”
“Oh? Would you rather live with a bunch of guys?” Liu Miaomiao raised an eyebrow and said.
Lin Xinghai was momentarily at a loss for words. Unless his sexual orientation was unique, he wouldn’t really make that kind of choice.
“Ahem!” Lin Xinghai coughed lightly. After covering up his embarrassment, he quickly added, “Liu Miaomiao, I have something important to tell you.”
“What’s wrong?” Liu Miaomiao became nervous.
“The thing is, after I woke up from the hibernation pod, it seems like I’ve lost my memory. Well, partial amnesia.” Lin Xinghai said straightforwardly.
That was the most plausible reason he could think of. Whether others believed it or not, he certainly did.
Sure enough, Liu Miaomiao and others were surprised, “Was the hibernation system malfunctioning? This is rare!”
Hearing Liu Miaomiao’s response, Lin Xinghai was delighted. He had guessed it right. Such events had happened before. He was about to continue talking.
However, Liu Miaomiao interjected, “But it’s no big deal. Just spend some points to go to the medical pod and get an injection of brain cell repair fluid. Your problem will be solved. Do you want me to go with you?”
Lin Xinghai wanted to curse out loud. Are you kidding me? Has technology advanced this quickly?
“No need, I feel like my memory is recovering little by little. There is no need to waste valuable points. I just mentioned it so you’d be aware.” Lin Xinghai replied.
“Really?” Liu Miaomiao was a little confused.
“Yes!” Lin Xinghai reaffirmed seriously.
Next, everyone moved on from the topic. Liu Miaomiao introduced the other four women to him.
The one with the most striking figure was Wang Yao, which Lin Xinghai had already known. As for the other three, their names were: Qin Zixue, Yang Yi, and Shen Yimei.
After everyone finished introducing themselves, it was about time to assign the dorm rooms.
However, before assigning the dorm rooms, everyone needed to reconfirm their details, which were retrieved from the database of Shelter No. 83.
Once confirmed to be accurate, the information would be entered into their ID cards.
Inside the shelter, this ID card not only served as an identification card but also acted like a bank card. Moreover, each ID card came with an initial 10 points.
One point could buy a basic meal. So, if the person lived frugally, it was essentially enough for three days’ worth of food.
After that, everyone had to find their own way to survive.
However, since the Star Shield Shelter was expanding and needed labor, finding a job wasn’t a concern.
After Lin Xinghai and the rest received their identity cards, they were uniformly assigned to Room 301 in Building D.
It was worth mentioning that when they applied for the same dormitory, the expression of the administrator was priceless.
However, he didn’t make a fuss. After confirming that the girls had all voluntarily chosen this, he went ahead and arranged it.
“Oh my God, this place is so rundown!” Upon opening the door to Dorm Room 301 and taking a quick look around, the girls couldn’t help but exclaim in surprise.
In addition, there was no bathroom in the dormitory, not even a faucet.
There were only two public restrooms and a single faucet on the entire floor.
Moreover, the faucet required the user to swipe their ID card and spend 3 points to get a bucket of water.
This explained why Lin Xinghai saw so many people on the streets who hadn’t showered; the water was incredibly expensive.
Thankfully, the shelter’s management wasn’t completely heartless; at least they provided essentials like bedding.
After the girls quickly set up their beds, they began to lament and discuss what they should do next.
According to this paper, we have to find a job within two days. However, the listed positions suitable for us women are so limited.” Liu Miaomiao said, holding the sheet handed out to everyone. A worried look painted her face.
“The options listed here are either the compound factory or the garment factory. I really don’t want to work at those places. On our way here, I saw several stores that seemed to be hiring salespeople. Why don’t we check those out?” Wang Yao then suggested.
“Aren’t you guys concerned about the pay? I don’t want to end up in a situation where I can’t even afford the points to shower.” Qin Zixue remarked. Among the group, she was probably the one who valued cleanliness the most.
The girls were all voicing their opinions, talking over each other. Lin Xinghai quietly observed from the side, feeling grateful at that moment for having joined the Sky Fracture Mercenary Group.
Suddenly, Shen Yimei, standing at the door, let out a soft gasp, “What’s going on outside? Why is it so noisy?”
Afterward, she opened the door and stepped out.
A look of curiosity appeared on Lin Xinghai’s face.
Because his hearing was the best among everyone in the room, he could hear not only the arguing but also the sounds of a fight.
Soon, Shen Yimei came back, with a look of panic on her face.
“Yimei, what’s wrong?” Liu Miaomiao asked immediately.
“Some guys are collecting protection money, calling themselves the ‘Hatchet Gang’. They’re really tough. I saw a skinny young man knock down a big guy who weighed over 200 pounds with just one punch.” Shen Yimei said, her voice trembling.
“What?! Where’s the security team? They just stood by and did nothing?” Liu Miaomiao exclaimed in surprise.
Lin Xinghai came to the window, glanced at the street below, and said, “The security team has left. The lower district is so densely populated, probably they are powerless to control the situation.”
He had heard about these things from Roger before. Indeed, in the lower district, there were many gangs formed by street thugs.
The lower district conducted several major crackdowns, rounding up these thugs and sending them to labor camps. Yet, even after serving their time, they never seemed to change their ways.
Moreover, under normal circumstances, they usually knew their “limits.” They never took a life and never put undue pressure on ordinary folks.
So, unless the security team caught them red-handed, there was usually little they could do about them.
Over time, this led to the current situation.
Lin Xinghai never expected that on his first day at the Star Shield Shelter, he would encounter such a situation.