The country of eating feces​​

​Short fiction
2021

Preface

病毒是地球上最小、结构最简单的生命了。它的直径只有20-300纳米,用电子显微镜才能看得到。它没有细胞结构,仅由遗传物质核酸和蛋白质外壳两部分组成,因此它不能独立进行新陈代谢,只能寄生在宿主细胞内。在一些专家眼里,病毒连究竟算不算生物都存在争议,专家将它称为“生命边缘的有机体”。

与其他生命形式一样,病毒唯一的目的就是生存和繁殖,将自己的基因传递下去。因此,病毒的存在就是为了复制自己。但正如战争后留下的断壁残垣诉说着曾经发生过的腥风血雨一样,病毒被杀死后对宿主本体造成的不可逆转的伤害,便是已死之人对这个世界最后的遗言,更准确的说,是嘲讽。

Viruses are the smallest and simplest life on earth. It's only 20-300 nanometers in diameter and can be seen with an electron microscope. It has no cell structure and is only composed of nucleic acid and protein coat, so it can not be metabolized independently and can only parasitize in host cells. In the eyes of some experts, even whether the virus is biological or not is controversial. Experts call it "organism on the edge of life".
Like other life forms, the only purpose of viruses is to survive and reproduce, and to pass on their genes. Therefore, viruses exist to replicate themselves. But just as the ruins left behind after the war tell of the bloody storm that once happened, the irreversible damage to the host body caused by the virus after being killed is the last words of the dead people to the world, or more accurately, ridicule.

0、一切开始之前

故事发生在太平洋上的一个叫做“鲜花之国”的岛国,顾名思义,这是一座被温热的季风吹拂的世外桃源,植被环绕、物产丰富,一年四季鲜花盛开,芳香绵延千里不绝。本来这里的生活和岛外的世界没什么两样,直到2020年初肆虐的一场瘟疫,彻底改变了一切。

最初的几个病例都是在西部城市的一个海鲜市场周边的医院被确诊的,起先谁也没有在意,以为这只是一场局部传播的普通流感。直到确诊数字在短短一周内就突破了一万,政府和社区才开始重视起来,颁布了严格的封锁令并且实行了宵禁:晚上7点后一切餐厅和娱乐场所都将关闭,所有人在公共场所都必须佩戴口罩,并保持2米的社交距离,如非必要不得出门。

这场来势汹汹的病毒被人们私下称为“鲜花病毒”。毕竟是在鲜花之国最早被发现的嘛,有这样的称呼也见怪不怪。但这在国内还是遭到了相当一部分“爱国人士”的反对,认为带有指向性的冠名是一种地域歧视,病毒是无国界的,是全人类的公敌,起这样的名字着实是侮辱。后来还是最早在新闻里使用了这一称呼的几家报社公开道了歉,这件事才慢慢平息了下来。不过,“鲜花病毒”这个称呼还是在全世界流传了开来。

一个月的时间里,民众们每天在家胆战心惊的看着一天天不断攀升的新增感染人数:6876、6877、6878…紧跟着后面是用显眼的红色加粗大字标注着死亡人数:9、9、9…是的,传播性较之一般的流感是强了一些,但毕竟没有造成过高的死亡率,也算是不幸中一大幸事了。据说只要熬过头两个礼拜难以忍受的高烧和咳嗽,病人就能够靠着自身的抗体慢慢康复。政府在电视和网络媒体上不断宣传着这一点,仿佛是在告诉民众,这只是一场普通的流感。

直到一则让人大跌眼镜的新闻出现才让人意识到了事态并不简单。

事情的起因是南部城市的民警在半夜接到了一位妓女的报警电话。这里提一句,在这个国家,妓女作为一种职业是被国家的特别机构承认并得到保护的,但嫖客若被发现则要面临一大笔罚款。据说,这样是有助于从保护妓女这一弱势群体,并从源头遏制这一产业的继续发展。

那名女子在电话里哭哭啼啼的,好像受了很大的刺激,说起话来语无伦次的。警察好不容易才搞清楚,原来是一位约莫40岁、身材发福的中年嫖客从一进屋开始就抱怨她身上“散发着一股难闻的臭鸡蛋味”,让她赶紧去洗澡。可等妓女洗完澡出来之后,他却更暴躁难耐了,嚷嚷着:“简直臭死啦!都要硬不起来了!”便开始脱了裤子朝着毫无防备的女子尿了一身,之后更是粗暴的一边把她压在身下一边对着她的脸拉起了屎。“之后的过程实在是太痛苦了,民警先生,我不想回忆了。”,妓女在电话的那头啜泣着控诉道,“哪有人会对着满身屎尿的女人硬的起来?更别提之后还干了一个小时了!这简直令人发指!警察先生!这是令人发指的暴行!”

妓女被嫖客泼了大便后愤然报警,本来这样荒唐的新闻是应该出现在三流八卦网站上的,之所以被主流媒体报道了出来,是因为警察在冲到妓女家中准备逮捕这位施暴的嫖客的时候,发现他正惊恐的盯着床单上自己的排泄物,问出了一个让众人啼笑皆非的问题:

“警察先生,我的大便为什么闻起来是香的呢?”

不久之后,这个问题却变得让民众不寒而栗了起来。因为,根据后续的调查显示,这位先生前不久刚刚患了“鲜花病毒”,那天是他出院的第一晚。

 

0. Before everything starts


The story takes place in an island country called "flower country" in the Pacific Ocean. As the name suggests, this is a paradise swept by the warm monsoon. It is surrounded by vegetation and rich in products. Flowers bloom all the year round and its fragrance lasts for thousands of miles. Originally, life here is no different from the world outside the island. Until the beginning of 2020, a plague has completely changed everything.
The first few cases were diagnosed in a hospital near a seafood market in the western city. At first, no one cared, thinking that it was just a local spread of common influenza. It was not until the number of confirmed cases exceeded 10000 in just one week that the government and the community began to pay attention to it, issued a strict blockade order and imposed a curfew: after 7 p.m., all restaurants and entertainment places will be closed, all people must wear masks in public places, keep a social distance of 2 meters, and do not go out unless necessary.
This menacing virus is privately known as "flower virus". After all, it was first discovered in the country of flowers. It's not surprising to have such a name. However, this has been opposed by quite a number of "patriots" at home. They think that naming with directivity is a kind of regional discrimination. The virus has no national boundaries and is the public enemy of all mankind. It is really insulting to call such a name. Later, several newspapers that first used the term in the news publicly apologized, and the incident slowly subsided. However, the name "flower virus" has spread all over the world.
For a month, people at home every day looked at the increasing number of new infections: 6876, 6877, 6878 Immediately after it were the death toll in bold red letters: 9, 9, 9 Yes, the transmissibility of influenza is stronger than that of common influenza, but after all, it does not cause high mortality. It is also a great blessing. It is said that patients can recover slowly with their own antibodies after two weeks of unbearable fever and cough. The government is constantly promoting this on TV and online media, as if to tell the public that this is just an ordinary flu.
It wasn't until a surprising piece of news that people realized that things were not simple.
The cause of the incident is that the police in the southern city received a call from a prostitute in the middle of the night. In this country, prostitutes, as a profession, are recognized and protected by the special institutions of the state. However, if the clients are found, they will face a large fine. It is said that this will help to protect the vulnerable group of prostitutes and curb the continuous development of this industry from the source.
The woman was crying on the phone, as if she had been greatly stimulated, and her words were incoherent. It was not easy for the police to figure out that it was a 40 year old, fat middle-aged prostitute who complained that she was "smelling of rotten eggs" from the moment she entered the room and asked her to take a bath. But when the prostitute came out from the bath, he became more irritable, shouting: "it stinks! It's going to be hard! " He began to take off his pants and peed at the defenseless woman. Then he crudely pressed her under his body and began to shit in her face. "After the process is too painful, Mr. police, I do not want to recall." On the other end of the phone, the prostitute sobbed and complained, "who can stand up to a woman full of shit? Not to mention working for an hour after that! This is outrageous! Mr. police! This is a heinous atrocity
The prostitute called the police angrily after he was splashed with his stool by the prostitute. Originally, such absurd news should appear on the third rate gossip website. The reason why it was reported by the mainstream media was that when the police rushed to the prostitute's house to arrest the violent prostitute, they found that he was staring at his excrement on the bed sheet and asked a question that made people laugh and cry
"Mr. policeman, why does my stool smell sweet?"
Not long after, the problem became chilling. Because, according to the follow-up investigation, this gentleman just suffered from "flower virus", which was the first night he was discharged from hospital.