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Chapter 24 (2/2)
“Carry a few more pots you like and put them in the cart to take away.”
“Is it okay? But we already have flowers.”
Although it is still bare branches, the leaves have not grown out.
Lu Qiming said: “No one cares about it here. Sooner or later, it will die. It’s better to take it back and enjoy it for a few more days.”
“It makes sense.”
She picked up the best pot and walked toward the bike.
The flower pot itself is hefty. It is filled with soil, there are many leaves, and the weight is considerable. Jiang Miaomiao has a hard time holding it.
Lu Qiming took it and said to her：
“You choose. I’ll move it, so it’s faster.”
She was embarrassed, but it was the best way to solve it, so she said thank you and turned around to choose flowers.
It was early summer, and many flowers were in full bloom.
They picked two pots of roses, two pots of dahlias, one pot of peonies, and one pot of water lilies.
Lu Qiming ran back and forth many times. When he was about to go back to move the last pot, he saw Jiang Miaomiao standing under a pot of white chlorophytum. A zombie was staggeringly approaching her.
He wanted to tell her to go away, but he was worried that his sound was too loud and would attract more zombies, so he stepped up and wanted to help.
When he was about to arrive, Jiang Miaomiao turned her head and saw the zombie close at hand. Her face paled in fright for an instant, and she covered her mouth and let out a low cry.
The zombie determined that she was the prey and feverishly rushed towards her.
She picked up her backpack and turned on the chainsaw switch, closing her eyes and poking around headlessly.
The zombie was unprepared, cut off by her, fell to the ground, and became two pieces, twitching constantly.
Jiang Miaomiao didn’t notice it and still stabbed desperately with a chainsaw until Lu Qiming held her hand and his familiar voice sounded in her ears.
“It’s okay now.”
She stopped. Opened her eyes in fear and saw the zombie that had been split in two in front of her. She turned around and threw herself into his arms, crying loudly.
“That zombie is terrible, hiks hiks…”
“You are scarier. You look soft and weak but fiercer than a murderous madman.”
“You are the murderer!”
She punched him but relaxed a little because of his joke.
“The weather is hot and sweaty, and they can easily find us. Let’s go home.”
Lu Qiming escorted her out, and the zombie’s upper body suddenly jumped and bit his arm tightly.
Jiang Miaomiao was caught off guard and stunned in shock.
He cursed in a low voice, pulled out a fruit knife from nowhere, pried open the zombie’s mouth, and opened it three or two times.
The zombies were utterly silent, and the ground was covered with blood.
A big bite was bitten out of his arm, and bright red blood flowed out of the damaged part of his protective suit.
The zombies in the distance smelled the smell and looked up.
Jiang Miaomiao looked at his wound and was so shocked that she couldn’t say a complete word.
He pulled the plastic cloth casually, wrapped it around his wrist a few times, and said hurriedly.：
“It’s too dangerous outside. Go back and talk about it.”
Lu Qiming walked forward quickly, and Jiang Miaomiao followed him blankly.
After taking a few steps, she recovered, ran to the bicycle, and sawed off the rope connecting the trolley with a chainsaw.
He was puzzled, “Don’t you want these flowers anymore?””
“It’s too heavy. It’s important to go back faster.”
There are wounds on his body. If the zombies smell blood, they will be torn apart.
Lu Qiming looked at her with complicated eyes and got on the bicycle.
Jiang Miaomiao quickly climbed into the back seat, put her arms around his waist, and told him he could go.
His hand was severely injured, and it was very painful. He couldn’t grasp the handlebar firmly. After riding a few meters, he staggered and hit the shop next to him.
Jiang Miaomiao quickly jumped out of the bike, stabilized the front bike, and said quickly：
“I’m sitting in front.”
“But you can’t step on it.”
“I know, so you step on it.”
Probably the wound was too painful to affect his thinking. Lu Qiming was stunned for a few seconds before he understood what she meant and changed to the back seat.
Jiang Miaomiao grabbed the handlebar and maintained the correct direction.
Lu Qiming’s long legs come in handy, and he can step on the pedal even in the back seat.
The two did their best and rushed home quickly.
The smell of blood spread in the air, and many zombies followed the bicycles and ran after them.
Don’t let her be bitten to death!
Jiang Miaomiao’s eyes turned red, and she wanted to jump down and run with her bicycle.
The number of zombies is increasing, hundreds and thousands following closely behind, getting closer and closer to them.
Finally, the two of them fled into the villa before being caught by the zombies. They didn’t even have time to breathe, so they closed the door and closed the window, not daring to leave a gap.
The zombies were wandering outside the house, eager to come in.
Lu Qiming sat on the sofa, his skin pale from excessive blood loss.
Jiang Miaomiao took the medicine box, took off his protective suit, unscrewed a bottle of alcohol, and poured it on his wound.
Lu Qiming was trembling with pain and sweating profusely, but he didn’t shout out the pain, staring into her eyes and asking：
“Are you afraid that I will be infected?”
She kept moving.
“What are you going to do? Kick me out?”
“Wait until symptoms appear… what about the medicine?”
A bottle of 500ML of alcohol was poured out, and his clothes, sofa, and floor were wet.
Jiang Miaomiao wanted to find some anti-inflammatory drugs but couldn’t find them because she was too anxious.
Lu Qiming took her hand and whispered：
“I won’t be infected, don’t be afraid.”
She rolled his eyes at him.
“You don’t get infected when you say you won’t get infected? Are you a god? What a joke.”
He smiled bitterly, unable to explain, just said：
“I’m really going to be fine.”
She didn’t have time to pay attention to his words. She raised the medicine box, poured it down, found what she wanted in a commonly used medicine pile, and applied it to his wound.
This medicine was more irritating than alcohol, and Lu Qiming was so painful that he sucked in the air.
When he finally calmed down, he found that Jiang Miaomiao had brought a fruit knife and pointed it at his wrist.
He quickly pulled back.
“What are you up to?”
“The meat on your wound has come into contact with the zombie’s teeth, so you have to cut it off.”
She didn’t know how to prevent infection, which was not written in the original book. But when she visited the forum before, she remembered someone saying that if you are bitten by a snake, cut off the meat from the wound as soon as possible to prevent the spread of toxins. Reducing the probability of poisoning.
Should the principle of zombies be similar?
Lu Qiming’s head shook into a rattle.
“Don’t cut it!”
“What should I do if you don’t cut and get infected? Compared with your life, what is this bit of meat?”
“If I’m really infected, it’s useless to cut the meat.”
Jiang Miaomiao stopped and thought seriously.
“That’s right, after being bitten for so long, the virus has already spread in the body. We have to…”
She looked up and landed on his shoulder.
“Chop off your arm, and I’ll get the chainsaw.”
She ran to the door, picked up her little chainsaw, turned on the switch, and wanted to chop his arm.
Lu Qiming held his injured hand, turned over, and hid behind the sofa.
“Even if you don’t believe that I won’t be infected, you must observe for at least two days before chopping my arm. If I survive and become disabled, will you support me?”
Jiang Miaomiao stood there, unable to understand.
“Why do you keep saying that you won’t get infected?”
“Even if I am really infected, I must take the initiative to leave here when I am still conscious, and I won’t stay to harm you.”
Lu Qiming made his vow.
But she worried not that he would bite her, but…
Alas, forget it.
Jiang Miaomiao put down the chainsaw and rummaged through the medicine pile.
“Apply some more medicine.”
It is possible to get tetanus if you are pierced by a nail, not to mention the stinking mouth of a zombie.
Lu Qiming looked at her cautiously, scared she would pick up the chainsaw to chop his hand again.
He hadn’t had this kind of worry before, but after seeing her cut the zombie in two, it was hard to say whether it would be.
After a while, he saw that she had given up that idea, so he let go and sat on the sofa.
Jiang Meimu circled under the window, restless.
Jiang Miaomiao helped him clean up the wound and bandaged it. Due to her rusty skills, it was wrapped like a pig’s elbow.
But neither cared so much, so they wrapped up and walked to the window to look.
The zombies hadn’t left yet. They, who had not seen a living person for several months, suddenly smelled the blood, as if an extended drought had met the rain, and they would not say anything.
Anti-theft windows are a layer of protection, but the degree of security is limited.
After all, it’s just made of ordinary stainless steel. If the zombie’s attack with enough energy, they can last for three minutes at most.
Jiang Miaomiao took the disinfectant, carefully sprayed the doors, windows, and other crevices, and sealed them with cling film. She would instead suffocate in the house rather than be discovered by them.
It is expected that they will not want to go out generally for at least the following week.
Lu Qiming returned to the sofa, feeling self-blame.
“Blame me for taking it too lightly. If only I hadn’t been bitten.”
She turned her head and looked at him for a while. Spraying the place where he had been sitting with disinfectant.
Lu Qiming dodged.
“What are you going to do?”
“You have to quarantine.”
Jiang Miaomiao said, “Go back to your room and come out again in at least half a month.”
Lu Qiming was speechless, “I’m really not infected.”
“Whether there is or not, we have to wait for the end of the quarantine to determine.”
She showed unprecedented calmness and determination, rushed him downstairs, locked him in his small room, and put the key in her pocket.
Sitting on the bed, Lu Qiming couldn’t help laughing bitterly, patted the door, and said:
“At least you brought the computer in.”
Otherwise, he will have to go crazy for half a month.
Jiang Miaomiao sent him the computer without a word, closed the door again, put on gloves, picked up the disinfectant, and disinfected the entire villa.
The zombies outside the window are too noisy, the wound on his hand hurts, and he can not play the computer well.
After playing for a while, Lu Qiming rested on the bed to sleep. He heard a buzzing noise in his sleep, opened his eyes, looked for the source of the sound, and found that it was the room’s door.
“What are you doing?”
Jiang Miaomiao didn’t speak, holding a chainsaw to cut the door.
It didn’t take long for her to cut a laptop-sized hole in the solid wood door.
Lu Qiming squatted behind the hole and looked out. A small washbasin was stuffed in.
There is a bowl of noodles, a milk box, and a few pieces of bezoar detoxification tablets.
Jiang Miaomiao said: “This door will not open until the quarantine is over.”
Lu Qiming: “…what should I do when I go to the toilet?”
This is indeed a problem. There are no windows in Lu Qiming’s room, so it is unrealistic to pee outside the window.
She has to find a perfect solution.
Jiang Miaomiao went downstairs with a chainsaw to find a way. Lu Qiming sat on the room floor, looking at the doorway and the noodles, feeling like a dream.
Did he actually get bitten?