The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 325
Chapter 320 .The legendary roast chicken
This city in the neighboring province of Ningjiang has a long history. In ancient times, there were one or two great poets who were enough to spread their works in Chinese textbooks. A few decades ago, in the tide of heavy industry development, Songhai City Many factories were established, and the entire city was often shrouded in smoke from the chimneys. The city expanded and swallowed many nearby counties.
But later, light industry rose and heavy industry pollution problems became serious. A large number of factories in Songhai City closed down because of poor management or because of pollution violations. Coupled with the impact of the Internet era, the entire city suddenly fell into decline.
Today, in Songhai, you can still see the huge shadows of the towering chimneys of the abandoned factories hanging down in the sunset, the mottled walls under the intertwined pipes and the production slogans full of contemporary sense.
In the past, a factory supported tens of thousands of people, and schools and shops were scattered around the factory. Until now, most schools in Songhai still carry the words “Workers’ School”.
Xu Rui felt the city’s sense of decline from the moment he arrived at the railway station.
First of all, the high-speed rail has not yet been opened in Songhai City. Xu Rui bought a green-skin ticket. It took about ten hours to travel from Ningjiang to Songhai.
There was no hustle and bustle of people coming and going at the railway station, only a few vendors yelling symbolically, passing through the chronological platform and exiting the station, Xu Rui saw the gray sky.
Xu Rui came to Songhai City not for the roast chicken that Zheng Weijie said, but to find inspiration for new works.
After the end of the second season of “Music Girl” in October, the magic animation will have three months of free time. After the end of the “Music Girl” theatrical version at the end of the year, the “Music Girl” will not be broadcast until April next year. “The third season is the content of the university chapter.
This is mainly due to the content limitation of the original work. The current space is not enough to produce too much content. It is necessary to wait for Mr. Shuhai to complete a certain amount of creation before proceeding to produce it, and strive for perfection.
During this period, apart from the production of “Your Name” and an original animation in preparation for the martial arts, the phantom animation as a whole will become very leisurely. Therefore, Xu Rui plans to produce a 12-episode short animation to maintain Working status.
He had many alternatives in his mind, but after hearing Zheng Weijie’s description of the declining Songhai City, Xu Rui gradually narrowed his ideas to a certain range.
“It’s really deserted. I remember I used Songhai soap when I was a kid, but I didn’t expect it to look like this now.”
August is the scorching heat. The gray sky of Songhai City is filled with a slightly dim sun. The greenery of the city is not very good, so the streets are always extremely hot. The producer Cheng Kewei, who is with Xu Rui, raises his hand. Blocking the sun, said with emotion.
The two called for a taxi at the gate of the train station and came to the previously booked hotel.
During the period, Xu Rui and Cheng Kewei talked with the driver to get a general understanding of the overall situation of Songhai City.
“This is really weird. This is the first time I have met someone who has come to Songhai for tourism in recent years. Most of them are visiting relatives or discussing business.”
The driver also found it strange.
“I heard that there is a famous roast chicken in Songhai?”
Xu Rui asked again.
“Huh? I didn’t expect anyone to inquire about the roast chicken from the Sixteenth Factory. Alas, thinking about it this way, I haven’t eaten his roast chicken for a long time.”
The driver said as if he was nostalgic.
“Before the 16th factory was a steel factory, the owner of the roast chicken shop was named Feng. We all call him Lao Feng. He used to be a worker at the 16th factory. After the 16th factory closed, he was laid off. The better you do it, when it’s hottest, people in Songhai will have to line up to eat at night.”
Cheng Kewei didn’t quite believe it.
“That’s not it, Lao Feng’s roast chicken is charred on the outside, tender on the inside, rich in juice, with special sauce, fifteen yuan a whole, it is fragrant, oops, I’m drooling.”
The driver said while looking intently at the road ahead.
There are not many cars on the street, so Cheng Kewei, who is used to the traffic jam in the evening, feels a little surprised.
“But later, Songhai’s side became more and more dilapidated. The young people went out to work. Those who were left were old people and children, not only the old Feng’s roast chicken, but the whole Songhai didn’t feel angry anymore.”
The downtown area of Songhai has shrunk a lot. The factories that were developed in the past were abandoned and no one took over, forming a magnificent abandoned industrial community. These towering and huge buildings are covered with moss. At first glance, it looks like General after the end of the world.
The taxi arrived at the destination quickly. This is the only chain hotel in Songhai City. When Xu Rui checked in, the whole hotel was deserted and there were no outsiders.
The hotel is relatively close to the Sixteenth Factory. After a little cleaning, Xu Rui and Cheng Kewei took a taxi to the Sixteenth Factory.
The steel factory is always large in scale. In the night, the deep and dark building is like a monster, lurking in an invisible place. Only a few shops still have lights on, but the lights flicker and seem to go out at any time.
Soon, the two found the location of Feng Ji’s roast chicken.
There are a few people in the shop, wearing disposable gloves, eating the roast chicken in front of them.
Xu Rui and Cheng Kewei ordered one first. When they just sat down and were about to chat with the gray-haired boss, the roar of the engine came from outside.
It was like the engine sound of a motorcycle, but with different nuances, Xu Rui couldn’t hear it.
The next moment, the store door was opened, and a few people wearing leather clothes and colorful hair walked into the store.
Xu Rui glanced curiously, and found that these locomotive gangsters were all girls.
Their dress is quite non-mainstream in the urban-rural fringe, with blasted hair, colorful eyes, smoky makeup, and pale faces. When they come in, there are six or seven of them, which has a tendency to smash the whole store.
Cheng Kewei felt that he wouldn’t get into trouble with a gangster, right?
The leading girl swaggered into the store and took a look at the other customers, then went to the counter and stood in front of Lao Feng.
“I want seven roast chickens.”
Cheng Kewei almost laughed out loud. No one thought that these unruly and rebellious girls would sit together so obediently, waiting for Lao Feng’s roast chicken.
The roast chicken came up after a while. They were clamoring, dividing the roast chicken, talking about where to go racing tonight, and where to go to sing KTV tomorrow. It sounded like students on summer vacation.
“What are you looking at?”
Out of curiosity, Xu Rui and Cheng Kewei took a look at these runaway girls from time to time, but they were discovered by the leader. She stuffed the chicken leg in her hand into her mouth and swallowed it quickly before standing up and walking towards the two of them.
For a time, with swords drawn, Xu Rui and Cheng Kewei were surrounded by the running away girls.