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Chapter 1149: Bryuhanov
After Vorobyov and Anatoly left, Zhang Heng and the other two walked into administration building No.1.
Compared to the usual, the administration building looked a little deserted, especially the part on the ground. There were almost no souls left.
The underground bunker, on the other hand, was still quite busy. Due to the radiation, many people who worked there had moved to this place. Besnova pulled a pa.s.sing woman who looked like a secretary and asked her where Bouluhanov and Fomin were.
“There are two offices at the end of the corridor. One is for Chief Engineer Fomin, and the other is for factory manager Bryuhanov.” The woman who looked like a secretary adjusted the gla.s.ses on her face and sized up the four of them. She asked, puzzled, “Who are you?”
“We’re from the construction company. We’re asking when reactor No.5 can start work.” Besonova had been completely corrupted by the players, not blus.h.i.+ng the least even though she was lying through her teeth.
“Then I’ll help you ask.” The woman who looked like a secretary turned around and walked to Bryuhanov’s door. However, before she knocked on the door, she heard a voice coming from inside. Bryuhanov seemed to be talking to someone.
His posture was very low, and his voice sounded like he was trying to curry favor, “Okay, I got it. Don’t worry. The situation is not serious. We are supplying water to the reactor. Currently, the number of deaths caused by the accident is two. I know, I’m definitely responsible…”
After saying this, Bulihanov paused. “And the thing I said earlier, just in case, you see…” However, before he could finish his words, he was interrupted by the other party. After that, he heard Bryuhanov repeatedly say yes.
The atmosphere in the corridor was a little awkward.
The woman who looked like a secretary waited until the call ended. Then, she stood outside the door for about half a minute before she knocked on the door.
“Factory manager, the workers’ representative from reactor No.5 is here to see you… he wants to ask if the project on your side is still going on?”
“Didn’t I tell their supervisor to wait for the news? We can’t be sure yet.” Bryuhanov sounded very tired. He had rushed to the nuclear power plant right after the explosion, first calling the Secretary of the Central Nuclear Energy Department, Marlin, who was still at home. Then he reported the news to the Ministry of Energy and Electricity. He was also the one who had contacted the Ukrainian side.
Not only was he looking for people, but people from different departments were also looking for him after the explosion. They asked him what exactly happened and Bryuhanov had no choice but to explain to appease them again and again. Thus, he hadn’t caught a wink of sleep until now… he didn’t even have time to eat breakfast. He was in a terrible mood, and he really didn’t have the energy to care about the workers at reactor No.5 anymore.
However, as soon as he finished speaking, he heard a scream from his female subordinate.
“Factory manager Bryuhanov hasn’t let you in yet.”
However, no one paid attention to her. Zhang Heng and the others had already squeezed past her, and Master Kui was at the back. After entering, he even closed the door behind him.
“What are you guys trying to do?” Bryuhanov was stunned.
Behind the desk was a short man with curly hair. He looked quite smooth, and his skin was slightly tanned. There were many wrinkles on his face, probably due to his dizziness from the morning, and it wasn’t until Grandpa Kui gave him a sinister smile that he realized something was wrong. He picked up the phone next to him and prepared to call the nuclear power plant security. However, he didn’t expect his head to be pressed against the table first.
Zhang Heng stuck the knife he had gotten from the shop in front of Bryuhanov’s face, less than a centimeter away from his eyes.
The secretary-like woman wanted to scream when she saw this, but the next moment, her mouth was covered by Master Kui. She attempted to struggle, only to be warned quickly by Kui. “If you value your life, don’t move.”
“Who exactly are you people?” Bryuhanov looked at the knife that was about to cut open his eyelids and asked in fear.
“Tell him that we just want to ask him a few questions. After that, we’ll check with chief engineer Fomin, so he’d better be honest. Or else…”
Zhang Heng reached out to grab the knife on the table again and cut off a part of Bryuhanov’s finger.
Bryuhanov’s eyes widened in disbelief. He could not believe that he had become a disabled person so quickly. The pain from his broken finger made him want to scream, but at least he had not lost his mind. Seeing Zhang Heng placing the b.l.o.o.d.y knife against his throat, he swallowed the pain.
Then, Besnova translated Zhang Heng’s message to Bryuhanov.
The bridge of Bulihanov’s nose was starting to sweat from the pain. He only looked at his severed finger. He couldn’t even hear what Besnova was saying.
Coconut took out a pack of gauze from her pocket and tossed it to Bryuhanov. The latter quickly wrapped it around his bleeding severed finger. Then, he raised his head and looked at Zhang Heng’s group once more.
He now knew that the other party had come with ill intentions. The ferocity of this group of people was beyond his imagination.
In that short span of time, many guesses flashed through Bryuhanov’s mind. Most of them were related to the origins of the four people. He even thought of a certain secret department, but he could not understand why Chern.o.byl was worth the trip.
“Who were you on the phone with?” Besnova asked.
“Ah, ohh… I was on the phone with Shelbina, the vice-chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers,” said Bulihanov. “In fact, he called me to ask about the current situation of the nuclear power plant.”
“What did you tell him?”
“I just told him the truth,” said Bulihanov. “The water tank exploded, and we have been supplying water to the reactor according to the instructions from above. Chief engineer Fomin is in charge of this work. If you don’t believe me, you can ask him.”
“You’re lying!” This time, before Coconut could pa.s.s the question to Besnova, the latter exploded first. “The reactor is finished! Didn’t Vorobyov tell you the readings of the measuring instrument? and Anatoly, who was sent to his death by you, was sent to the roof according to your orders. Why don’t you want to believe it?!
“You are the director of the nuclear power plant. Shouldn’t you do something?
“Your wife and children are also in Pripyat Town, right? Do you want to see them being exposed to radiation with your own eyes?!”
“What can I do?!” Bulihanov looked sad. “I just proposed to Shelbina to evacuate the residents of Pripyat, but he rejected me. He told me not to cause panic.”