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Chapter 22 (1/2)
Lu Qiming insisted, picked up the knife, and stuffed it back into her hand.
“You have to give it a try and see which one suits you better. Don’t you want to have more self-protection ability when you encounter a zombie attack?”
Jiang Miaomiao’s brain hurts when she thinks about fighting with zombies, and she sighed.
“Zombies are strong, fast, and fierce. How can I fight with them with a knife?” If she really encounters an attack, she might as well lie down and wait to die.”
Lu Qiming frowned.
“You really don’t try?”
She blinked and shook her head.
The other party was silent for a few seconds and stood up coldly.
“Well, you let me down so much.”
At that moment, Jiang Miaomiao seemed to have fallen into an ice hole, from head to toe, feeling deeply that she owed the other party.
No, her life is her own, and she is lying dead by herself. Does it matter to him?
She was also disappointed, but nothing wrong with that.
Jiang Miaomiao brushed her teeth and washed her face, ignoring him.
Who knew that Lu Qiming ignored her too. At eight o’clock, he didn’t mention the work at all. He sat on the mattress and played games on his own, without moving his ass.
Jiang Miaomiao later realized that he was really angry and felt uneasy. She walked to the room and knocked on the door that was already open.
Lu Qiming asked without raising his head: “What’s the matter? ”
“I’ll give it a try.”
Put it aside if it’s useful or not, she doesn’t want to have a cold war with her only roommate.
After all, he is the main force of the work, and he is also the one who carries the water.
If he is not happy, her quality of life will be greatly reduced in the future.
Lu Qiming said indifferently: “No need.”
“You don’t want to work hard to survive at all, what’s the use of trying? Waste of time.”
He ridiculed it and continued to be immersed in the joy of the game.
Jiang Miaomiao just wanted to sew up his mouth with a needle, so as not to say these hurtful words like knives.
But a few minutes later, she chose to walk to him, biting her lip and grabbing his arm.
“Come on, come on, I want to try, can you help me?”
“Don’t want to.”
“I didn’t want to work hard before, but now it’s different.”
Lu Qiming stopped his movements, turned his head, and asked in the noisy game background music:
“What’s the difference?”
She thought about it seriously for a while and said truthfully: “I was alone before, and it was useless to barely survive. No one cares about me when I’m injured, and no one helps me when I’m hungry. But now it’s different, now there are you. If something really happens to me, you won’t watch me suffer, right?”
Now I have you.
Lu Qiming had an indescribable feeling in his heart, glanced at the computer, exited the game, and shut it down.
“Let’s go and choose a weapon for you.”
“Hehe! I knew you were the best.”
Jiang Miaomiao stood on tiptoe and hugged him. After staying for less than two seconds, she let go and ran downstairs.
This brief moment was enough for Lu Qiming to feel her body temperature and the faint scent of shower gel on her body.
He closed his eyes and took a deep breath, and followed her downstairs.
Jiang Miaomiao hadn’t looked carefully before, but now that she opened the big bag, she knew how much Lu Qiming had prepared.
There are a wide variety of weapons in it, and everything that can be found in basic cities is here.
Fruit knives, cleavers, swing sticks, crowbars, and more…
She picked up something like a flashlight and asked inexplicably, “What is this?”
“Are zombies afraid of electricity?”
“You’ll know if you try it.”
Who to try?
Before Jiang Miaomiao asked, Lu Qiming looked at the little zombie’s closed room and raised his chin.
“Not good? It’s so small…”
It is helpless to lock someone up for a month, and now torturing them with these things feels like child abuse.
Before the zombie outbreak, it must have been the little baby of the whole family. Knowing that he suffered from this kind of suffering, afraid the parents’ hearts would be broken.
Thinking about the long-life lock on its neck, she couldn’t get rid of it.
Lu Qiming said: “Don’t think too much, his consciousness has long been gone, and now it is just walking dead. If you really can’t do it to him, then let’s grab another one?”
Jiang Miaomiao shuddered when she thought of the danger of catching zombies, and quickly shook her head.
“No need, just use that zombie.”
It’s all for survival, and it’s not easy for everyone.
If the little zombie had a spirit in heaven, she… she would burn him more paper money and let him buy lollipops over there.
Jiang Miaomiao still didn’t want to use a knife, for fear of cutting herself and causing a river of blood, so she first picked up the seemingly safer electric shock device.
Lu Qiming opened the door for her, and the little zombie was lying on the ground with a sheet covering his head.
It was in a daze, but when he heard a movement, it became restless.
Jiang Miaomiao approached it on tiptoe, her gaze sweeping across its terrible wrists and ankles, feeling both disgusting and sorry.
There were many cuts when they bled there, and now the weather is hot, the flesh is rotting faster, many bones are exposed, and the room smells bad.
She put the defibrillator on the zombie’s shoulder and pressed the switch.
The electric current passed to the zombie body, causing it to twitch all over and scream.
Jiang Miaomiao hurriedly turned off the power and poked the zombie.
The little zombie stood up his upper body and roared, seeming to be more energetic than before the electric shock.
Uh… it doesn’t seem to work.
Jiang Miaomiao threw away the defibrillator and picked up the swinging stick.
Lu Qiming removed the sheets from the little zombie’s head, loosened his hands and feet, and tied his neck with a rope, and he grabbed the other end of the rope in his hand.
When the little zombie saw Jiang Miaomiao, he opened his mouth and rushed towards her with his teeth almost out.
Jiang Miaomiao resisted, but actually, most of the zombie strength was on his throat.
Whenever the little zombie was about to bite her, Lu Qiming pulled the rope back to separate the two of them.
Even so, Jiang Miaomiao still couldn’t hurt the zombie, and she was already exhausted.
After ten minutes of intermission, she leaned against the wall and cried.
“It’s too difficult, I can’t do it, woohoo…”
Lu Qiming grabbed her thin wrist and looked at it, and understood that it was too difficult for her to rely solely on physical strength.
Combat skills, which require talent, are not something that can be practiced in a day or two.
Still have to start with the choice of weapons.
He thought for a while, tied the little zombie back together, took apart a set of protective clothing and put it on, wiped the blood, and said to Jiang Miaomiao.：
“I’ll go out for a while, you can rest.”
Jiang Miaomiao stood up hurriedly, “Where are you going? Don’t you work today?”
“I’ll tell you when I come back.”
He hurriedly left after speaking, leaving her alone in this huge villa, empty and quiet.
No, actually not totally alone.
Jiang Miaomiao glanced at the little zombie, frightened by the strength that showed during the fight just now, and quickly closed the door and went upstairs.
Lu Qiming didn’t come back at noon, so she cooked her own meal and left him a portion.
Looking at the food on the plate, she couldn’t help but scold Lu Qiming secretly.
This person is really annoying. If he wants to come out, he will come out, and he will not say why he goes out. What if he can’t come back?
Jiang Miaomiao took her mobile phone and sat on the floor of the living room, waiting for him while playing a game, and fell asleep unconsciously.
“Pig, wake up.”
She was awakened by someone and opened her eyes dimly. The first thing she saw was not Lu Qiming’s face, but a small chainsaw.
The sharp serrations were facing his face, instantly scaring her into drowsiness.
Lu Qiming glanced at the chainsaw, put it away, and said:
“I got you a new self-defense weapon, get up and try it.”
Jiang Miaomiao stood up blankly and took a few steps before she remembered something.
“Have you eaten yet? I left you a meal.”
Lu Qiming was debugging the chainsaw, and his heart warmed when he heard this.
“Eat it later, you try it first.”
She stretched out her hand to pick it up and was stunned when she got it.
“Wait! This is…”
Jiang Miaomiao was almost choked to death by her own saliva and was shocked.
Use a chainsaw to defend herself, she is not a homicidal maniac, it’s too bloody!
Lu Qiming saw her accept unwillingly and explained
“This is a mini type, which is charged with a lithium battery, which is very convenient to carry when you go out. And it weighs only three or four catties, so it can be used for people of your size. Strong attack power, you can cut a three-centimeter-thick steel plate, just to make up for your lack of physical strength.”
Jiang Miaomiao wanted to cry without tears, “But…but…”
She is afraid.
She hasn’t killed a chicken since she was a child, but now she has to use a chainsaw to chop up zombies.
Lu Qiming casually brought a steel pipe and placed it in front of her.
“Don’thinking too much, try it.”
He took off his protective suit, and his hair was wet because he was sweating from the heat of running outside all afternoon.
Looking at him like this, Jiang Miaomiao couldn’t say any words of refusal. She picked up the chainsaw and turned on the switch under his guidance.
The chainsaw was spinning so fast that it instantly cut the steel pipe into two pieces.
Jiang Miaomiao was amazing.
Lu Qiming disagreed and found a thicker steel pipe for her to cut.
Jiang Miaomiao became interested, cut it again, and saw with her own eyes what it means to cut iron like mud.
“As long as you master the way to use it, if you encounter zombies in the future, they will be afraid of you, not you.”
Lu Qiming said.
But what she was afraid of was that she couldn’t master it well.
If she accidentally cut herself during a fight, her thin arms and legs would probably last less than three seconds.
She doesn’t want to be disabled.
Lu Qiming was so hungry that he didn’t pay attention anymore. He washed his face with cold water and went to eat.
When he came back and saw that she was still worried about the chainsaw, he taught her a few tricks.
For example, how to make a knife so that it is not easy to hurt herself, from what angle to cut the most damage, and what kind of combos can make the opponent have no time to counterattack.
She practiced hard all afternoon and found that it was really useful, at least now she does not know how to put her hands and feet anymore.
“Lu Qiming, I can’t imagine that you still have this kind of ability.”
Jiang Miaomiao stopped to rest and asked curiously, “Have you ever been a soldier before?”
He sat on the window sill with one long leg and smoked.
“Then why do you understand this?”
“Isn’t it normal for a man to understand this? I know a lot of things, but you just didn’t find it. I’m starving to death, go and cook.”
He made breakfast and Jiang Miaomiao had dinner. This was a tacit agreement.
But she cooked at noon and practiced for so long in the afternoon. Her wrist was so sore that she couldn’t lift it up, and she looked at Lu Qiming pitifully.
“Will you do it today? I will do it tomorrow.”
“You… ah you.”
Lu Qiming patted her on the head, jumped off the window sill, and went to wash the rice with a cigarette in his mouth.
Jiang Miaomiao escaped and went upstairs to rest happily.
Looking at the first weapon in her life, she decided to cherish it.
Maybe this baby can really save her life in the future.
It’s still inconvenient to hold the chainsaw by hand, and she must have something else in her hand when she goes out.
So when the two of them went to the supermarket to replenish food, Jiang Miaomiao took a sewing box and a messenger bag, and went home and got into the room to fiddle.
At eight o’clock the next morning, the two put on protective suits, masks, and gloves, wiped the blood, and were about to go out.
Suddenly she said mysteriously:
“Wait for me, let me show you something.”
Lu Qiming frowned.
“You’ll know when you see it.”
She ran upstairs, and when she came down again, she had a pink messenger bag on her shoulder.
A hole was opened on the side of the bag, and the head of the chainsaw came out from there, shaking as she walked.
Lu Qiming: “…What did you do?”
“Yeah, it’s very convenient. I can take it with me wherever I go in the future.”
“Convenience is convenience, just a little…”
Thinking of his swollen toes, he swallowed the ugly words back.
Jiang Miaomiao didn’t notice anything and was very satisfied with her masterpiece.
“This bag has a lot of pockets, so you can put a lot of things in it when you go out. Water, band-aids, and if it’s inconvenient to come back at noon after a long trip, you can also bring lunch. Would you like to get a bag too?”
Lu Qiming quickly refused.
“No, thank you.”
“Get one, it can also be used to hold supplies, if the cart can’t hold it. ”
“It’s really not necessary, let’s go.”
He pushed her shoulders and forced her out the door.
Time flies quickly, and in a blink of an eye, they have all lived in this city for several months.
Jiang Miaomiao looked at the zombies wandering on the street, and the more she thought about it, the more incredible she felt.
Thinking that when she first entered the book, she thought she was lucky to be able to last a month.
Passing by a car, she was a little regretful.
“It would be great if we could drive so that we can go further afield to collect things.”
The speed of Route 11 is really limited. The farthest place they have been so far has been a supermarket more than a dozen stops away.
If you go further, one day will not be enough to call back and forth.
Now the food is to eat a little less. While they are eating, the food that they did not bring back is also rapidly deteriorating because it cannot be refrigerated and stored.
When they went to the supermarket to get the big rice yesterday, many rice bags were full of insects, and many vacuum-packed things swelled and smelled, which made her heartache.
What should they do when the food in the surrounding supermarkets can’t be eaten?
Live in another area?
She couldn’t bear to leave the “home” she had worked so hard to build, and besides, it is easier to encounter danger when moving.
Lu Qiming pondered for a moment and proposed:
“Let’s find a bike.”
“Bicycle? What about the cart?”
“The person sitting in the back grabs it.”
“Will the zombies find out?”
“Try it again.”
The two searched around for a while, but they did find a bicycle.
The style is very old, and there is a small chair tied to the back seat, which is probably used by grandparents to take children to kindergarten.
Lu Qiming dismantled the chair and patted the back seat.
Jiang Miaomiao was surprised, “You drive me? ”
“Could it be that you want to drive me?”
She looked at his tall body and silently climbed into the back seat, straightening the hem of the protective suit so that it wouldn’t get caught in the wheels and grab the cart with both hands.
Lu Qiming stepped on the bicycle and put one foot on the ground.
“Are you sitting still? ”
He pedaled hard on it and the bike jumped out.
Jiang Miaomiao leaned back, exclaimed, and reflexively hugged his waist, and the cart was instantly thrown far away.
“Stop, stop, the cart fell off.”
Lu Qiming whispered, “Don’t talk.”
She found that the zombies around were looking at them, and quickly shut up.
Due to tension, she hugged him tightly with both hands.