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div>A young mother pushing a stroller walked past her truck. The chubby one-year-old in the stroller even pointed at Lin Sanjiu making incomprehensible babbles.
Even though she prudently got Luther to investigate the actual situation of the place, she found her shoulders relaxing when she saw the sight of the child.
"Is it okay that he followed Sister Li all by himself?" Marcie asked somewhat worriedly over the walkie-talkie. Out of the three of them, Luther was the most suitable person. If something really happened, he could quickly return if he created a distraction with his shapeshifting ability. But before Lin Sanjiu could respond, Luther already answered Marcie, laughing into his walkie-talkie, "Don't worry. The people are okay."
Sister Li spoke indistinctly beside him.
Lin Sanjiu gave a sigh of relief, even though she was mainly worried about the supplies in their vehicles. She believed that people could pursue many lofty ideals, but to provide shelter for any random stragglers without seeking reciprocation... how could this be possible? Even without considering their hidden agendas, did "Oasis" even have the resources to do so?
No matter how she thought about it, she felt that they would demand everyone to hand over their possessions before distributing the shared resources evenly. This was only logical. If she oversaw Oasis, she would also do so.
"Xiao Jiu, Marcie. Their compound is huge... I think they even linked up this area to the factory district beside the mountain. Oh... what's this? Why are they queuing up?" Luther voice suddenly sounded quite surprised.
"This is our canteen," Sister Li leaned towards the walkie-talkie as if she hoped that the other two people could also hear her. "Every day at 6am in the morning and 9 pm at night, we will share a meal in the canteen. It is almost time now. These are the people who haven't had their breakfast."
Before Lin Sanjiu could react, a flurry of noise came from Luther's side, and he commented in amazement, "Xiao Jiu, their breakfast consists of millet congee, roasted corn, and a plate of preserved vegetable. The servings are pretty large..."
"You should see our dinner. We make sure that everyone has a serving of vegetable, meat, and rice!"
"How is this possible? With such high temperatures, how can you obtain the vegetables and meat we had in the past? Furthermore, how much water must you use to cook so much rice!?" Luther questioned, finding it difficult to believe what she had said. His words also reflected the thoughts of both Lin Sanjiu's and Marcie's.
"Didn't you see our roasted corn? Don't worry. We can eat as much vegetables and meat as we want. And you don't have to worry about water. Since all of you haven't officially joined us, according to our rules, I can't tell you too much. Once you become a member of Oasis, you will naturally find out."
After that shock, Lin Sanjiu's curiosity was piqued but she did believe that Sister Li was telling the truth.
She could tell by observing the people outside her vehicle. Each of them was full of energy, had moist-looking skin, and their lips and nails were a healthy pink... Even though Lin Sanjiu and her group had enough food and water, they only ate processed food which did not have much nutritional value. Their meals only served to satisfy their hunger and provide them with the calories they needed. Compared to the people in Oasis, they did look emaciated.
Just as she gazed blankly at the Oasis members, Luther spoke over the walkie-talkie, the signal was intermittent, "Sister Li... this is my walkie-talkie's maximum functional distance. I have to discuss... first."
From what he had said, he should be coming back soon. Lin Sanjiu watched the entrance of the factory, and sure enough, Luther ran out happily after a while. Sister Li and an unknown man followed behind him. The small group of people approached their fleet of vehicles. Luther knocked on her truck door, and Lin Sanjiu winded down her window.
"It is simply unbelievable!" Luther's buckteeth shined brightly under the morning sun. "It's awesome! There is a photovoltaic system here, so they even have electricity! They covered