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Chapter 20 (1/2)
Since you want me to be salted fish, let me become salted fish then.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t go out anymore. After showering, she took her laptop and started watching a movie. She brought a few packs of biscuits used as breakfast and snacks.
A few hours later, Lu Qiming came out to go to the toilet and stopped when he passed by her.
“What are you looking at?”
“Watch it together?”
She shrugged, indicating that she didn’t mind.
Lu Qiming sat down beside her and naturally picked up the half-pack of biscuits she had eaten and stuffed them into his mouth.
The two complained while watching.
“This zombie is too ugly.”
“The golden half buttocks are cuter than that.”
“Ah ah ah! The heroine is so handsome! I want to marry her!”
The movie took more than two hours, and they saw the sixth one from the first one, and they could hardly open their eyes at the end.
Jiang Miao Miao’s stomach was rumbling non-stop. She turned her face and said:
“Lu Qiming, you go…”
She originally wanted him to cook, but when she turned her head, she saw the other party leaning on her shoulder, already asleep. His cheeks were much thinner than before due to a serious illness. His facial features looked more profound and three-dimensional.
She turned off the laptop, held his head lightly, let him lean against the wall, and prepared to cook by herself.
He suddenly stretched out his long arms, put his arms around her waist, pulled her back again, and leaned his head back.
Jiang Miao Miao tried a few times but didn’t break free. She had no choice but to let him hug her and close her eyes to sleep.
When she woke up, it was already daytime.
No one was around, and the smell of fried rice with ham and sausage floated downstairs.
She got up to go downstairs. As soon as she reached the stairs, she saw Lu Qiming running up with two plates, and he said：
“Go back and eat in the room.”
He couldn’t help putting the plate in her hand, holding her shoulder, and pushing her back to the room.
Turning on the laptop, Lu Qiming asked excitedly:
“What other movies do you have? Take it all out.”
The other party was so enthusiastic, she didn’t want to spoil the fun. She opened the folder and looked for it. She found a complete set of “Death is Coming.” She grabbed the fried rice in her hand, cuddled in the room with him, and started another long movie marathon.
Lu Qiming made preparations long ago and made the fried rice portion for six people at once.
If they are hungry while watching a movie, one only needs to send someone to heat up the meal, and they can take it upstairs to watch and eat without leaving the laptop.
Jiang Miao Miao’s physical strength was not as good as his. She was nerfed by fried rice and movies. When it was noon, she couldn’t help but stay away, closed her eyes and blocked her ears, and gave herself a good rest.
Lu Qiming was still full of energy.
“Don’t wash the car… don’t wash the car…hey, I said don’t wash the car!”
(I am actually confused here. Is it a dialog on a movie that they watch? or is he being excited than just grumbling on the movie scene)
She simply refreshed her understanding of him and asked incomprehensibly:
“Haven’t you seen these movies before?”
How classic and well-known this movie is, he doesn’t look like he came out of the valley. How can he be so excited?
Lu Qiming pouted, “I call this single-mindedness.”
“I like a good movie after watching it a hundred times, and I definitely am not a type that will like the new and hate the old.”
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t believe it, “then let me ask you, who will die next?”
“… a supporting actress?”
“Hmph, you haven’t seen it at all.”
With burning eyes, she crawled to his side, grabbed his neck, and asked:
“Say, what did you do in the past?”
Lu Qiming followed her good deeds, “Being a duck.”
“Fuck! Tell the truth.”
“The truth is…”
He hooked the corner of his mouth and kissed her on the tip of her nose.
Jiang Miao Miao was taken aback and backed away, clutching her nose.
Seeing that this trick worked, he leaned over and wanted to kiss again.
“Shut up! You…”
She pressed the keyboard in a panic, and a folder jumped out. Lu Qiming stared at the document for a while, then tilted his head and asked, “What is Civilization 6?”
Jiang Miao Miao screamed miserably and reached out to block the screen, but it was too late.
Lu Qiming double-clicked the icon to open the game. When his finger left the mouse, it was already the next day’s early morning.
Jiang Miao Miao slept soundly, woke up when the mouse sound stopped, rubbed her eyes, and asked:
He lit a cigarette and let out a faint whiff of white mist.
“Imperialism is immortal in my heart, come again.”
Lu Qiming held a cigarette and continued to fight.
Jiang Miao Miao’s eyes darkened, and she knew that she had completely lost the right to use the laptop.
Three consecutive fried rice meals made her stomach uncomfortable, so she got up and went to the toilet.
When she passed Lu Qiming, she deliberately kicked him. He did not respond as if she had kicked a stone.
Jiang Miao Miao shook her head, walked out of the room, and found that the corridor window was open.
Did Lu Qiming open it for ventilation?
How dangerous? What if a zombie crawls in?
She was too lazy to scold him, so she closed the window and entered the bathroom.
Halfway up, someone knocked on the door.
Jiang Miao Miao sat on the toilet and retorted:
You continue to play. Why do you go to the toilet when you are playing games? You have to pee in your pants.”
The other party didn’t speak and continued to pat the door, seemingly in a hurry.
She put on her pants and went to open the door, ready to taunt him.
Who knew that when she opened the door, what she saw was not Lu Qiming’s kidney deficiency face but a severely decayed face.
The weather was hot, and maggots grew in the human flesh, arched under the dead gray skin, and the smell was so strong that it smothered her eyes.
It smelled the fresh breath of life and opened its stinky mouth to bite.
Jiang Miao Miao screamed wildly and closed the door with all her might.
“Ahhh!” she screamed inside.
Bang, bang, bang, the zombies slammed the door outside.
Lu Qiming, immersed in the game, moved his ears and raised his head to look at the door in the small room.
“Miao Miao, what’s wrong?”
He asked loudly.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t answer and kept screaming.
Lu Qiming’s heart sank. He grabbed the laptop and went out.
The zombie couldn’t enter the door, smelled his scent, turned around, and rushed towards him.
He flew up, kicked it back a dozen steps, and it fell to the ground.
The zombie staggered to get up. His fist had already fallen on top of the zombie’s head.
One punch left and one punch right, and the laptop was snapped.
He beat it into a dead fish, lying on the ground twitching.
Lu Qiming breathed a sigh of relief and knocked on the door.
Jiang Miao Miao was still screaming. Her voice was hoarse.
“Miao Miao, it’s me, open the door.”
He patiently and repeatedly comforted her: “Don’t be afraid, the zombies have been defeated by me, come out.”
The familiar voice calmed Jiang Miao Miao. She opened the door cautiously. Seeing it was safe outside, she plunged into his arms and cried.
Lu Qiming touched her hair apologetically.
“Sorry, I should have come out earlier.”
She had lingering fears, looked at the figure on the ground, and asked:
“Is it dead?”
Zombies should not have the concept of “death” because they are initially formed by people after death.
But to reassure her, Lu Qiming kicked a few kicks to show her.
“Don’t worry, it won’t bite you anymore.”
“Throw it out, okay?”
Thinking of the picture she saw when she opened the door just now, she was too scared.
Lu Qiming hummed, opened the window, picked up the zombie, threw it out, and closed it immediately.
When they went downstairs, he asked her to sit down and boil water himself. He felt her fingers as cold as ice when he handed her the cup.
“Are you still afraid?” Lu Qiming’s eyes were apologetic, “I will go to the anti-theft window tomorrow and promise that this kind of thing will not happen again.”
Jiang Miao Miao was holding the cup in a complicated mood.
He didn’t put the zombies in, so he didn’t need to apologize.
It’s just that she was so scared that her soul flew away, and she didn’t have the energy to comfort him.
Lu Qiming looked at her pale face, hugged her, and gently rubbed her thin back with his palm.
“Don’t be afraid, with me, we will all be fine.”
At this time, the body temperature of the same kind is undoubtedly the greatest consolation.
Jiang Miao Miao hugged his muscular body, leaned on his shoulder, and sobbed softly.
After crying for a while, she thought of an important thing, raised her head, wiped the corners of her eyes, and asked：
“How did you beat the zombies? It’s so strong. It’s not afraid of pain.”
Lu Qiming was stunned, “Uh… I have weapons.”
He went to pick it up on the floor at the bathroom door. The laptop battery was smashed, the screen was worn, and some yellow and white paste was on the shell. Probably zombies’ brains.
Jiang Miao Miao: “…”
He scratched his hair, “I’m sorry, I was in a hurry just now, so I picked it up casually…”
“You return my laptop!”
“Say it well, don’t say this.”
“You return my laptop!”
“I saved your life.”
“Why don’t you give me back my laptop, you bastard!”
She has saved hundreds of movies, hundreds of single-player games, and a precious laptop that is unique in the world. It’s just scrapped!
Jiang Miao Miao cried so bitterly that she couldn’t wait to call the zombies back and take her with them.
Seeing that she reacted fiercely, Lu Qiming couldn’t help being ashamed and comforted.：
“Stop crying, just find another one.”
The city is big, with several digital town stores and countless laptop stores, so you don’t have to worry about finding a new laptop.
The whole city is their material repository as long as they dare to go out.
Jiang Miao Miao was heartbroken, “You know the shit! There is no Internet now, what’s the use of finding a laptop? Where can I download a new game?”
Lu Qiming said: “You’re going to go too far, I didn’t mean it. Or do you want me to look for a weapon at a leisurely pace and let you be bitten to death by zombies?”
She couldn’t refute it, nor could she not be sad.
The more she thought about it, the more upset she became, so she went upstairs and prepared to be alone.
Lu Qiming followed, and as soon as he was about to enter the room the door slammed shut, almost knocking his nose.
The sound of footsteps went away. Jiang Miao Miao, leaning behind the door, breathed a sigh of relief and walked to the mattress to lie down.
She was agitated because of her precious laptop’s loss and other reasons.
When Lu Qiming didn’t come, her heart was calm. She ate and slept every day, practiced calligraphy and painting, was very quiet, and didn’t even sneeze.
Cry because of him, laugh because of him. Because of him, she was almost killed, and it was because of him that she was saved.
Too selfless, too selfless!
At nine in the morning, Lu Qiming knocked on the door again.
Jiang Miao Miao thought he was going to call her to eat, but when she was about to say no, he suddenly said:
“I found a new laptop.”
Curious, She opened the door, and the other party handed her a laptop.
15.6 inches, thick and heavy, like a big black brick.
“I tried it. It can be turned on, and there are many stand-alone games. See if you like it.”
Jiang Miao Miao turned on the laptop with expectation. The screen was densely lined with icons for stand-alone games, and the size was quite large.
Tetris, Minesweeper, Tank Wars, Plants vs. Zombies, Xiao Xiaole…
There are many videos saved in the D drive. The names are very characteristic: Daquan Dance, Introduction to Chess, Introduction to Go, Tai Chi Tutorial…
She didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Where did you pick up an old laptop?”
The storage in the old computer is not to Jiang Miao Miao’s liking, but it is better than nothing.
After all, it is very difficult to have a laptop full of games and movies in the end.
When zombies broke out, whenever people had the opportunity to choose when they escaped, they would definitely take money, jewelry, laptops, mobile phones, etc.
It’s not easy to find one like this.
She calmed down, put down the laptop, and the two reconciled.
Thinking that Lu Qiming saved her again, she took the initiative to cook him a meal, and when she handed over the rice bowl, she said:
“Thank you for your timely help.”
Lu Qiming was a little embarrassed, holding his rice bowl, and said：
“Just a little effort.”
The atmosphere returned to harmony, and after dinner, they sat together for a meeting again.
The main content of this meeting is to develop a mandatory schedule.
No one can go on becoming the salted fish anymore. The zombies sneaking in is the price for their salted fish life.
If both of them had worked hard these two days and installed the anti-theft windows, this kind of thing would not have happened.
A schedule was written by Lu Qiming and assisted by Jiang Miao Miao.
6:30, get up and wash.
7:00, cook and eat.
7:30, make preparations for the door.
8:00, go out to work.
11:30, go home, make lunch, and eat lunch.
12:00, lunch break.
13:00, go out to work.
16:00, go home, prepare dinner and eat dinner.
17:00, take a bath.
18:00, exercise for one hour.
19:00, summarize, discuss the day’s work, and arrange tomorrow’s work.
20:00, two hours of entertainment.
22:00, go to bed.
In addition, it also stipulates the work that must be completed within the next month.
1. Install anti-theft windows on all windows and strengthen the doors.
2. Install monitors and alarms.
3. Collect protective clothing, masks, and self-defense weapons.
4. Increase material storage.
5. Improve the living environment and improve the happiness index.
6. To be added.
Jiang Miao Miao looked at many things with a big head, especially the first one.
“Do you have to get up so early in the morning? I got up at 6:30. I never worked so hard before the zombie outbreak. Can’t I change it?”
They don’t need to go to work and still get up early, which is inhumane.
Lu Qiming asked, “What time do you want to change to?”
“I think…” Of course, she wanted to sleep until she woke up naturally, but she was too embarrassed to say it.
Lu Qiming waited for a while, and seeing that she was silent, he said:
“So, you get up at seven o’clock, half an hour later than me. I will make breakfast, but we have to go out together at eight o’clock. Also, because I made breakfast, you must be responsible for dinner.”
Anyway, she got half an hour more sleep in the morning.
Jiang Miao Miao nodded in agreement.
Lu Qiming grabbed her wrist to check the time, “It’s better to catch up early. We won’t go out today. Let’s exercise first to replenish our strength and prepare for tomorrow’s work.”
She looked terrified, “How to exercise?”
“Let’s start with 200 sit-ups.”
Don’t stop her. Let her die!
Lu Qiming is very determined. He exercises when he says exercise and doesn’t even touch his mobile phone and laptop.
He finished the sit-ups in one go and then another hundred push-ups. In the end, because he didn’t have a bucket to use as a dumbbell, he held Jiang Miao Miao in both hands and exercised his biceps.
Jiang Miao Miao screamed in fright and, at the same time, worried about his wrist.
“Didn’t you hurt your hand? Is it okay to do such vigorous exercise?”
Lu Qiming didn’t speak but answered her with practical actions-raising her even higher.
After ten minutes of fright, Jiang Miao Miao’s feet landed again, and she wiped her cold sweat, trying to sneak away.
Lu Qiming, who was drinking water, had quick eyes and quick hands and grabbed her shoulder.
“It’s your turn.”
“I, my stomach hurts… another day.”
Unmoved, he pressed her to the ground and hugged her calf.
Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t break free, so she had to do sit-ups tremblingly.
One, two, three… woohoo, help.
After all, she still failed to complete the arduous task. She refused to move after she had done more than 30 and lay on the ground pretending to be dead.
Seeing her tiredness, Lu Qiming let her go generously and told her to make persistent efforts tomorrow.
Jiang Miao Miao left the dog’s life and quickly found something to eat to replenish energy.
(Dog Life: Pathetic life)
Take advantage of the fact that she doesn’t have to start work today. Hold your phone and play until night.
The following day, Lu Qiming got up at 6:30 to wash and cook.
Wake up Jiang Miao Miao at 7 o’clock, eat, and prepare to go out at eight.
“I’m going to look for anti-theft windows outside the community. You can continue to search nearby.”
Lu Qiming was about to leave after speaking.
Jiang Miao Miao quickly grabbed his arm.
“I will go with you.”
“It’s more efficient to split up.”
“But it’s very dangerous outside the community, and the anti-theft windows are heavy. You definitely need a helper. I can help you.”
Lu Qiming narrowed his eyes, his eyes sharp as if he could see through her excuses.
“Are you afraid to act alone? Just tell me if you are afraid, and I will take care of you.”
Jiang Miao Miao vetoed it.