Chapter 1276: I’ve been in the Independent State since I was in my mom’s womb
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
He carefully surveyed Ye Wanwan’s flustered appearance and his eyes glinted, realization dawning on him. He lightly asked, “You… aren’t from the Independent State, are you?”
“Who said I’m not from the Independent State?” Ye Wanwan immediately retorted. “I’ve been in the Independent State since I was in my mom’s womb…”
“Then… do you have a permit… Which region are you from?” the man asked with a smile.
Ye Wanwan was too lazy to argue with him. If the members of the Martial Arts Union caught up to her, it wouldn’t be fun at all.
Seeing that Ye Wanwan wanted to keep running, the man instantly blocked Ye Wanwan and shook his head. “No outsiders have ever escaped from the hands of the Martial Arts Union’s investigation team… Follow me.”
Without giving Ye Wanwan time to think, the man led her to run forward.
The man was very familiar with this area, so a series of twists and turns later, they entered a manor and escaped from the investigation team.
At the manor, the man asked Ye Wanwan, “Excuse me, what’s your name… How should I address you?”
“Ye Wanwan… Thank you for your help…” Ye Wanwan didn’t know the rules and customs of the Independent State, so she cupped her fists, pretending like she knew what she was doing.
The man chuckled. “Miss Ye, you’re welcome. I’m Zhou Wu.”
After a conversation with Zhou Wu, Ye Wanwan learned that Zhou Wu was the heir of a martial arts patrician family and this was the Zhou residence.
Ye Wanwan knew Zhou Wu didn’t hold any malicious intentions toward her. If it wasn’t for Zhou Wu stepping in today, her fate would’ve been inconceivable. It was quite unrealistic for her to successfully escape from the Martial Arts Union’s investigation team based on their speed.
“Miss Ye, I don’t know whether you came to the Independent State to sightsee or for something else, but… you should prepare yourself. The Independent State is very xenophobic and many outsiders die in the Independent State,” Zhou Wu said to Ye Wanwan.
“Then… you aren’t xenophobic?” Ye Wanwan was curious.
Zhou Wu shook his head. “Don’t be ridiculous, Miss Ye. My grandfather was also an outsider when he was young, but the Independent State’s rules were more relaxed back then, so my grandfather managed to establish the Zhou family in the Independent State through hard work… Our Zhou family isn’t xenophobic; we’ve been the same from the beginning.”
“I see…” Ye Wanwan nodded. No wonder Zhou Wu was willing to help her.
“Since Miss Ye doesn’t have a permit, it’ll be hard for you to walk around the Independent State. If you don’t mind, you can stay here for a few days, Miss Ye.”
Ye Wanwan didn’t decline. She just arrived at the Independent State and was unfamiliar with this place and didn’t know many things. Additionally, she lost everything, so she didn’t even have a place to stay that night.
“That’s too troublesome, right…” Ye Wanwan said.
“Don’t be polite, Miss Ye. As compensation for living here, tell us about the outside world, like China… Us people from the Independent State are truly too far from our homeland, China. Except for the top four great clans of the Independent State, nearly no one is willing to expend a huge effort to return to China,” Zhou Wu replied with a smile.
“…” Amazing! They don’t even know any recent news about China…
Shortly after, Ye Wanwan followed Zhou Wu into the living room.
The patriarch and madam of the Zhou family both arrived at the living room upon receiving news of their visitor.
The patriarch and madam were both very polite toward Ye Wanwan and kept asking about China.
The patriarch of the Zhou family was born in the Independent State and never left, so he was very curious about his native country, China.
Ye Wanwan didn’t hold back and told them everything she knew.
“China has television… Television is… there are people inside and such…” Ye Wanwan described to them as she ate the food prepared by Zhou Wu.
Patriarch Zhou looked at Ye Wanwan with surprise. “Our Independent State… also has television…”
“Oh… Right, China has cars, like the ones that people sit in…”
Patriarch Zhou was taken aback again. “The Independent State… also has cars… Big cars, little cars, sports cars, race cars, go-karts…”
Their Independent State wasn’t some sealed-off fifth-world country, alright…