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Chapter 22 (2/2)
Due to tension, she hugged him tightly with both hands on his waist.
Lu Qiming slowed down a little and cautiously passed in front of the two zombies.
They tried hard to act not suspicious, did not give the breath of the living, and continued to move forward.
Both were relieved, and Jiang Miaomiao was annoyed.
“Oh, look what happened, I lost it. It’s all your fault, what are you doing riding so fast?”
Lu Qiming didn’t care, “Go to the supermarket and find a new one.”
She lowered her head and saw her hand around his waist. She was surprised that the posture of the two of them was too close. She was shocked and changed to grab the frame of the back seat of the bicycle.
Lu Qiming said quietly:
“I won’t look back if I lose the cart. But.. Do you really want me to stop? Are you sure you don’t want me to hurry up?”
Thinking back to what happened just now, Jiang Miaomiao was really a little scared. She grabbed his clothes with both hands and explained deliberately.：
“I’m not interested in you, don’t be proud.”
He hummed twice and stepped on the bicycle focus.
The zombies ignored them and seemed to be relatively safe.
The air in the protective suit was a bit stuffy. Jiang Miaomiao secretly opened the zipper a little bit. The cool breeze poured in, blowing her face, which was very comfortable.
She put her arms around Qiming’s waist and leaned her head on his back lazily, feeling drowsy.
She suddenly said, “Do you think we are particularly like the Condor Heroes?”
“Yes, it’s a pity that you are not handsome.”
“…” Lu Qiming ground his back teeth gloomily, “You are not as beautiful as the little dragon girl, and you are still so heavy.”
She smiled and didn’t mind at all. She opened the small pocket of her bag and took out a few fruit candies.
“Do you want to eat or not?”
He shook his head, so she peeled it off and ate it herself, carefully put the rest back in her bag, and leaned on his back again.
“It’s so hot, are we still far?”
Lu Qiming quietly changed his way, his voice as calm as his driving skills.
Jiang Miaomiao tried hard to stay awake and not be knocked down.
Cycling is much faster than walking. Before she fell asleep, the two arrived at the supermarket and found a new cart.
Food is consumable, but they can’t take too much at once, so they have to replenish it from time to time, which is very troublesome.
Today’s main supplement is spiced, such as oil, salt, sauce, and vinegar, and the snacks to pass the time are almost eaten.
In addition, the ready bean sprouts have been eaten, and other bean sprouts are still growing, so no vegetables are available. They have to find some dehydrated vegetables and get some beans to take back.
Eating bean sprouts every day is also not good. It would be great if they could grow something else. The iron shelf for growing vegetables has a lot of space, so it is better not to waste it.
What vegetables grow faster?
Jiang Miaomiao was thinking and looking for it. When she passed by the vegetable stall, she beckoned Lu Qiming in surprise.
“Come and come.”
Lu Qiming walked over with two bottles of chili sauce. He raised a potato and said：
“Look, it’s all sprouted.”
The potatoes rotted into a gray-black color, covered with spots. A cluster of small green buds grew at the top, and the leaves were crumpled and curled up. It is estimated that it will not take long before they grow into small seedlings.
Lu Qiming was also surprised and took a few glances and brought a plastic bag.
“Put more and go back, plant it at home.”
Jiang Miaomiao also had this intention and picked out more than a dozen sprouted potatoes.
Others such as garlic, ginger, peanuts, etc., there are also many germinated ones, all of which are taken.
According to memory, the growth cycle of these things is quite long, and they can’t be eaten for a while.
If they want something that grows fast, they still have to pick green leafy vegetables.
Especially the leeks, a large basin, cut one sink and one stubble, especially. It is particularly easy.
Where are the vegetables shelves in the supermarket?
The two of them searched in the dim light, and suddenly there was another strange sound in the corner, and they immediately stopped.
Jiang Miaomiao’s whole body was tight, and her voice was extremely low.
“Did you hear that?”
“There won’t be zombies, right?”
Lu Qiming was unsure, so he stuffed her with the things in his hand, ready to go over and look.
She suddenly put everything on the ground, took out the small chainsaw in her bag, and held it in her hand.
Lu Qiming was surprised, “Are you not afraid?”
Of course, she was afraid. Her palms were full of sweat.
But Lu Qiming was unarmed and bare-handed. At any rate, she had a chainsaw, so there was no reason to hide behind it.
“I try, you protect me.”
A touch of softness flashed in Lu Qiming’s eyes, and he took a step back to give up his position.
Jiang Miaomiao grasped the chainsaw, held her breath, and moved forward inch by inch.
Sure enough, there was a dark shadow moving in the corner.
She gritted her teeth and pressed the switch, pushing the chainsaw forward.
The other party was one step ahead and let out a series of frightened screams.
“Woof woof! Woof woof!”
The two glanced at each other. Lu Qiming took out his mobile phone from her bag and shone there with the mobile phone’s light.
A dirty little skinny dog shrank in the corner and trembled.
The sound of the chainsaw was loud, and Jiang Miaomiao was afraid of attracting zombies, so she quickly turned it off.
She looked at the small dog with a big head and big eyes and couldn’t believe the picture in front of her.
“Is this … a dog?”
Lu Qiming looked at it several times and nodded.
“Why are there dogs here?”
The zombies in the original text will eat all living things, including animals.
When the zombies broke out, the pets either followed their owners out of the city or were eaten by the zombies. There should be very few who survived.
Could it be that there is a lucky one in front of her, just like them?
Lu Qiming put away his mobile phone and whispered:
“Leave it alone, hurry up and get your things, and take them home.”
After putting on a protective suit, the safety factor has increased. However, when a disaster strikes them, the probability of being not hurt is still not 100%.
There is no need to waste time staying outside for irrelevant things.
If you stay for one more second, it will be one more dangerous point.
He picked up things and left. Jiang Miaomiao grabbed his arm and used his mobile phone to shine on the puppy.
The dog is very small, and it is estimated that it was weaned not long before the zombie outbreak. The dog was pitifully thin, with bones sticking out under the skin, no meat, and the ribs clear.
The body is still very dirty, the hair is knotted, and it is so black that she can’t see the original color. She doesn’t know how he hides these days.
It must have had an owner before, seeing humans obviously wanted to get close. Still, the puppy was afraid to move because of fear.
The dog’s body was shaking for a while, looking so pitiful.
Lu Qiming urged, then Jiang Miao Miao asked: “Can we take it home?”
He froze, “You mean this dog?”
“Yes, our home is so big, there are only two people, it’s so deserted, multiple members are a little lively.”
Lu Qiming shook his head decisively.
“Who knows if it was infected, what should I do if we take it back and bite you?”
“Then we will isolate it first, lock it in a small room, make sure it is not infected and then release it.”
Lu Qiming still refused.
“It is too dirty. Even if it is not bitten by a zombie, it may carry other infectious diseases.”
Jiang Miaomiao raised her face and begged.
“I promise to keep an eye on it and get rid of it as soon as there is a problem, okay?”
She has always wanted to have a dog, but unfortunately, she didn’t have a chance before.
Now that it’s the end of the world, when she meets such a dog while still alive, it’s almost God helping her realize her wish. It’s a pity not to seize the opportunity.
Lu Qiming’s attitude was committed and his tone indifferent.
“Don’t raise it, let’s go home, or I’ll go back by myself.”
She didn’t dare to walk through so many zombies back to the villa alone, so she had to give up the dog and reluctantly glanced at it several times before turning around and leaving.
The puppy’s whining came from behind as if to keep them.
Jiang Miaomiao’s heart seemed to be pressed against a big stone, depressed and dull, so depressed that she was not even in the mood to find mung beans.
Lu Qiming has been peeking at her, and after a while, he asked:
“Do you really want to raise it?”
She nodded and then said:
“What to do now? just forget it. You won’t let me take it back anyway.”
Lu Qiming flipped through the shelves next to him, found a roll of garbage bags, tore off a long strip, and pulled her wrist back.
Jiang Miaomiao was full of mist, “What are you going to do?”
He didn’t speak and walked straight to the corner just now.
The puppy was still squatting there, shaking even more when it saw him coming.
Lu Qiming let go of his hand, unfolded the garbage bag, put a hood on the dog, and lifted it up.
The puppy fell into the bag and crawled out in panic.
He moved his hands quickly, put on several more layers, and then handed it to Jiang Miaomiao.
“Don’t touch it before you wash it.”
Jiang Miaomiao was surprised.
“You agreed to let me take it back?”
“Otherwise?” He said angrily: “If we don’t take this dog back, I’m afraid that someone will show me their ugly faces for several days.”
She originally had this plan, but after being exposed to him, she was embarrassed, touched her nose, and laughed dryly.
“Where is that exaggeration?
Lu Qiming curled his lips and walked forward.”
Jiang Miaomiao hugged the dog and followed him.
The puppy struggled at first but felt her body temperature and slowly calmed down.
The bag was not airtight. She was afraid the dog would suffocate, so she opened a small hole.
The puppy’s big eyes observed her. The eyes were smart, obviously not infected.
Lu Qiming put everything in the stroller and tied the stroller to the back seat of the bicycle with a climbing rope.
In this way, as long as he steps on the pedal in front, the cart will follow along, saving a lot of trouble.
He patted the back seat.
Jiang Miaomiao sat up and focused all her attention on the puppy.
The little thing is so pitiful. The puppy has definitely not eaten well during this period of time, and it is painful to be thin.
What should she feed it when they go back?
Isn’t it good to feed bacon? But Dogs seem to get sick easily if they eat too salty food.
Jiang Miaomiao patted the dog’s head and let out a scream.
Lu Qiming asked, “What’s wrong?”
“I knew.. I should return with dog food just now.”
When they got home, Jiang Miaomiao’s first thing was to take off her protective suit. The second thing was to take the dog into the bathroom and bathe it.
Lu Qiming was completely ignored, and he was in a bad mood. He lit a cigarette and leaned against the bathroom door, talking quietly.
“You haven’t been so active in bathing yourself.”
“You think it’s dirty, of course I have to clean it up.”
Jiang Miaomiao put the puppy in a large washbasin and put water in it.
Unfortunately, there was no water halfway through the shower.
She shook it, and it was useless, then looked at Lu Qiming for help.
The tap water stopped early, and water use in the villa is a troublesome matter. It is necessary to bring water from the lake and pour it into a large bucket on the top floor to supply domestic water for bathing and cooking.
This kind of physical work has always been done by Lu Qiming. As compensation, she will also wash off his clothes while washing clothes.
The two have always complemented each other, but today Lu Qiming quit and deliberately pretended to be stupid.
“See what I do?”
“There is no water.”
“Can you go fetch water?”
He turned his head and left. Jiang Miaomiao chased after him with her wet hands and stopped in front of him.
“The food has been taken care of, there is nothing to do today.”
“I want to play a game.”
“Can you play at night?”
“No, I want to play now.”
Jiang Miaomiao was discouraged and took the initiative to show weakness.
“What do you want me to do before you are willing to fetch water?”
Lu Qiming’s gaze unconsciously fell on her blushing and soft lips, and he was distracted for a while, then quickly moved away and said with a straight face.：
“Nothing, just take care of the dog you brought by yourself. Don’t bother me.”
He went upstairs with hands in his trousers pockets, ignoring Jiang Miaomiao, who was stomping on her feet in anger behind him.
Deserve it, huh.
That dog is ugly like a ghost. What does she like?
Like it because it’s alive?
He is still alive. Why don’t you come and bathe him?
Lu Qiming decided to leave them alone, sitting in the room and turning on the old laptop to play solitaire.
After just playing two games, he couldn’t help but go downstairs to search for something to eat, and he glanced in secretly when he passed by the bathroom.
The person who he wanted to see was not there, only a stupid dog lying in the basin in a daze.
He walked to the window and looked out and saw a small figure through the railing of the anti-theft window.
Jiang Miaomiao, wearing a protective suit and carrying a bucket of water in her hand, walked laboriously from the artificial lake.
The bucket is not very large, and Lu Qiming can usually carry it home easily with one hand.
But when it came to her hand, it was as heavy as it could break her wrist.
The more he looked at it, the more irritable he became. He bit off the braised duck neck in his hand and returned to the room with a cold face.
At 11:30, it’s lunchtime.
Lu Qiming went downstairs and saw Jiang Miaomiao sitting on the living room floor, holding a little white dog and kissing and rubbing it.
“This is the dog?”
“Yeah, it’s cute, it’s so white after washing, there are no wounds or skin diseases on the body, and it’s healthy. ”
Jiang Miaomiao touched its round head and lowered her head to talk to the puppy.
“It’s just too thin, you have to grow more meat. What’s your name? I’ll call you Meimu from now on, okay? Jiang Meimu, Hehe, do you like the name?”
Talking to animals is purely mentally handicapped behavior.
Lu Qiming rolled his eyes and was about to cook. He opened the pot lid and saw that the noodles were already cooked inside.
Jiang Miaomiao stood up, holding the dog, and patted its ass.
“I have already cooked the meal, let’s eat it.”
“Have you eaten yet?”
“No, wait for you to eat together.”
The word ”wait” warmed his heart, and the unhappiness he had accumulated in the morning was resolved a lot. He took the initiative to give her noodles.
But soon, he was even more disappointed.
Jiang Miaomiao hugged the dog, clamped the noodles with chopsticks, and said very gentle:
“Puppy, open your mouth.”
The silly dog opened its mouth and ate the noodles she fed, his tail wagging happily.
She continued to feed, Lu Qiming couldn’t sit still, and put down the chopsticks:
“It’s a dog.”
Jiang Miao is puzzled.
“Then you raise it as a son?”
“I don’t necessarily have a chance to have children in my life. What’s wrong with being nice to it.”
She looked at his bowl, thinking that he was afraid that the dog would have an infectious disease, so she took the dog to the balcony to eat alone.
Lu Qiming was so angry that he finished eating the noodles with a stuffy head, threw the dishes and chopsticks into the trash can, went upstairs, and played games.
He made up his mind unless the woman took the initiative to apologize.
Otherwise … let her go with the dog!