Chapter 33 (1/2)
Under the sun, his hair, eyebrows, and eyes were wet, like a big dog that just took a bath.
Jiang Miaomiao stared at him blankly, only recovered after a while, and punched him in the chest.
“Don’t make such a bad joke! Don’t you know the story of the wolf coming? Come again a few times, and when you are really in danger in the future, I will ignore you.”
Lu Qiming nodded happily.
“Okay, I promise I won’t do this in the future.”
She was still full of anger, like a little pufferfish. Lu Qiming thought for a while and suddenly pulled her to sink.
She hastily screamed.
“I can’t dive!”
“Don’t be afraid, I’m here.”
Lu Qiming put his arms around her waist, and they sank to the bottom of the water.
Jiang Miaomiao closed her eyes tightly because she was too scared and suddenly felt that the other party was touching her eyelids as if she wanted to tell her to open them.
She settled her mind, opened her eyes, and was shocked by the picture in front of her.
After a few days of precipitation, the water quality has become much clearer, allowing them to see the scene below clearly.
The whole city is soaked in water, like an underwater kingdom. They floated tens of meters above the sky and looked down, with every detail in sight.
Houses, vehicles, shops… as small as a bunch of models.
Some too-old buildings were knocked down, and the parked vehicles were washed up crookedly, but the city basically remained the same.
How lonely is it that there is no one in such a big city?
Shocked and frightened, Jiang Miaomiao couldn’t help but grasp Lu Qiming’s hand tightly and refused to let go no matter what.
The time to hold her breath reached the limit, and the two returned to the surface.
Lu Qiming suggested swimming for a while longer. Still, Jiang Miaomiao worried about his injury and forced him to return immediately.
But… how to go back?
It is unrealistic to go from the original road. They are three or four meters away, and they are not geckos.
The two had no choice but to sink a little further, found a broken window on the lower floor, got in and swam to the stairwell in one breath, surfaced, and stepped on the stairs back to their small base.
Lu Qiming was wearing an ordinary T-shirt, it got wet, and it was very uncomfortable to stick to his body, so he changed into clean clothes when he went in.
Jiang Miaomiao wiped her body with a towel and stood by to watch him.
She originally wanted to see if his wound was damaged, but the other party took off his T-shirt and gave her a coquettish wink.
“Handsome or not? Do you love me more?”
“…if narcissism could be eaten, you could feed all the survivors in the world.”
“Why should I raise them? I just want to raise you, little stupid pig.”
“Old stupid pig?”
“Fuck you, crawl for me!”
Jiang Miaomiao gave up communicating with this strange flower, returned to the recliner, picked up the unfinished Assam, and shook it, her expression very sad.
Only half a bottle of milk tea is left, and not much drinking water and food are left.
There is no water shortage in the city, but she doesn’t know if there are germs in the water, and there is no filter. If they drink it, they might die.
Lu Qiming changed his clothes and looked up at the ceiling.
“Let’s move today.”
“Now?” Jiang Miaomiao sat up.
“Yes, take advantage of the good weather today and move to the supermarket on the 20th floor.”
Food, drink, tools, and clothes are inside, which can meet most of their life needs and even save their lives, so they must not be wasted.
Jiang Miaomiao also agreed with his opinion, packed up the things at hand, took the dog, and continued to climb the stairs with him.
Lu Qiming’s legs were almost healed, and his speed of movement increased a lot. It took only one or two hours for them to reach the target floor.
Jiang Miaomiao was about to open the door. Still, Lu Qiming shook his head, took the small chainsaw, and walked into the front.
She was very worried and followed him closely.
Two people and one dog waited in full battle, pushed the door, and entered… being suffocated by the soaring stench inside, they retreated three feet and hurriedly closed the door.
“Cough cough…cough cough…”
Jiang Miaomiao was almost stunned, coughing wildly for a while before recovering.
“In there, in there, it is a gas chamber!”
The supermarket on the roadside is okay. When the zombies broke out, some people took advantage of the chaos to grab food, which made the rot less serious.
This supermarket is located on the twentieth floor of the building, and most people didn’t even take care of it when they fled, resulting in a lot of rotten things.
No one entered the place for half a year. The air was trapped inside without circulation, brewing repeatedly, the stench of the smell. Needless to say, there were still a lot of toxic substances in the air. They took two shallow breaths just now, and white light immediately appeared in their minds, thinking of their mother and childhood memories. A lot of things.
Lu Qiming also coughed hard enough, opened a bottle of mineral water and poured half of it, handed her the remaining half bottle, and said：
“Let’s open this door and let it breathe.”
“Then where are we going?”
Standing at the door will really be smoked to death.
“Go downstairs and hide.”
The two of them picked up their luggage again and were about to go downstairs. The door had to be opened before going downstairs.
In view of the horror experienced a few minutes ago, no one wants to do this struggle.
Jiang Miaomiao: “You have great strength, quick reflexes, and a strong body. You should do it.”
Lu Qiming: “You are careful and have a strong sense of crisis. You can feel it immediately when you encounter danger. You come..you come.”
Jiang Miaomiao: “You have long legs and a handsome face. You are most suitable to be a hero.”
Lu Qiming: “You are beautiful and kind-hearted. You must be willing to dedicate yourself.”
The two boasted to each other about a flower, but they failed to persuade each other to do it.
Jiang Miaomiao turned her gaze to the dog squatting on the ground, tickling.
Jiang Meimu groaned, turned around, and rushed downstairs without looking back as if a ghost was chasing after it.
Jiang Miaomiao looked at its chubby little butt helplessly, raised her head, and said to Lu Qiming:
“Let’s do rock paper scissors.”
This is the fairest method, Lu Qiming agreed, and the result came out in a few seconds – his scissors defeated Jiang Miaomiao’s paper.
The latter shrugged her shoulders with a gloomy face and handed him the things in his hand.
“Woooo, you go downstairs first, I’ll go find you later.”
Lu Qiming raised his eyebrows and asked, “You really don’t want to open the door?”
Jiang Miaomiao said wearily: “Is there a need to ask? Forget it, I’m willing to admit defeat, you can go.”
He stood still, looked at her for a while, and then suddenly moved his face closer.
She is baffled.
“What are you doing? Miss my slap?”
“Kiss me once, and I’ll open the door for you.”
“… Take medicine if you are sick.”
“It seems that you are not willing to exchange, okay, I will wait for you downstairs.”
Lu Qiming shrugged and wanted to leave with his things in his arms.
There was a “wait” from behind, and then a person jumped on his back, clamped his waist, put her arms around his neck, and kissed him on the cheek.
Everything happened so quickly that he didn’t even have time to turn his head.
Jiang Miaomiao patted his head, jumped off him, grabbed his things, and ran downstairs.
The voice was still in his ears, and the person had already run downstairs.
Lu Qiming couldn’t laugh or cry. He touched his face, took off his clothes, folded them into a palm-sized cube, covered his mouth and nose, and turned and opened the door.
It took a full night for the smell to barely dissipate.
The two lived on the nineteenth floor for one night, and the next morning they mustered up their courage and came to the twentieth floor again.
They went up with their mouths and noses covered. When they walked to the door, Lu Qiming released his palms and took a shallow breath. He closed his eyes and felt for a moment. After confirming that he was okay, he put down his hand and said to her.：
Jiang Miaomiao felt relieved, untied the clothes on her face and Jiang Meimu’s face, and looked inside.
The supermarket occupies an entire floor, and an entrance is outside the door.
Today the sun is as good as yesterday, and the light shines in from the window, illuminating everything inside clearly.
Countless tall shelves are full of goods, and the food area is the closest to them.
Jiang Miaomiao saw a lot of boxed bread at a glance and ran over excitedly. After a closer look, she found that the bread in the box had long been moldy and rotted, shrinking into a black ball.
There are many pieces of bread, croissants, donuts, whole wheat bread, sandwiches… There are hundreds of servings of various flavors, and it just rots.
She was bleeding from heartache, and Lu Qiming followed.
“Don’t separate yet, check the environment here, and consider taking anything after making sure there is no danger.”
The supermarket has always been a crowded place. If a few zombies are hiding here and not going out, it will be enough for them to drink.
They put down the things in their hands, took only chainsaws and flashlights, and wandered around the supermarket, not letting go of every corner.
The food in the fresh area and the quick-frozen area has been completely rotten and cannot be eaten.
The food in the seasoning area and snack area is still well preserved. Only some of them are expired.
Most of the beverage area can be drunk normally, and boxes of mineral water are piled up into hills.
These things alone are enough for them to live for a year and a half. In addition, there is a mother and baby area, which contains a lot of milk powder and nutritional products.
High-concentration liquor can be used for disinfection in the drinking water area, and low-concentration alcoholic beverages can replace it when drinking water is not enough.
The furniture area, tissue paper, pots and pans, blankets, and quilts can be used daily.
There are multiple nursing areas, countless shampoos, shower gels, and skin care products. Not to mention the long shelf life, there are still many brands for them to choose from.
The products in the home appliance area are temporarily unavailable because there is no electricity. It stands to reason that such a large shopping mall will always have a generator, but the two are new here and don’t know where they put it.
Jiang Miaomiao looked forward to them being useful because when she passed by, she glanced at the prices of the signature products, and her worldview was almost refreshed.
60,000 yuan for a single-door small refrigerator, 180,000 yuan for a 100-inch TV, and the Dyson hair dryer and vacuum cleaner that she has heard of for a long time but has been reluctant to buy.
The two walked for a while and found a magical place-the walk-in cold storage area.
The refrigeration function had been terminated when the power went out, and they walked in expectantly, only to see boxes of rotten eggs, blackened fruits, and vegetables.
The smell here is much stronger than in other places. They didn’t dare to stay for a long time, just took a look and retreated.
Jiang Miaomiao shuttled among the huge five or six-meter-high shelves, looked left and right, and suddenly saw a round thing on the ground, stiff all over, grabbing Lu Qiming’s hand.
The latter asked in a low voice:
“It looks like… there seems to be a human head!”
He narrowed his eyes and walked over with the chainsaw in hand.
Jiang Miaomiao followed closely behind him and turned on the flashlight.
The two came to the thing, looked at it carefully, and both breathed a sigh of relief.
Where is there any head? It’s just a moldy, leaky basketball.
Lu Qiming put down the chainsaw and patted her on the shoulder.
“It’s safe here, let’s stay here.”
Jiang Miaomiao had wanted to do this a long time ago. During the one month, they were trapped by the flood. They ate biscuits, candies, and lo mei every day.
It’s good to eat these as snacks, but if you eat them as a staple food for a month, the gods can’t stand it.
After Lu Qiming said that, she returned to the snack area to find something new to fill her stomach.
Butter cake, nuts, waffles… There are a lot of things, but what she wants most now is a warm meal.
Hey, there are noodles!
Jiang Miaomiao’s eyes lit up, and she took a pack but soon became depressed again.
What’s the use of having it? Without fuel, she can’t eat it.
Lu Qiming glanced at her and asked:
“You want to eat?”
She nodded, then shook her head again and put the noodles back.
“Forget it, let’s eat biscuits.”
It’s better to have something to eat than nothing to eat. Now is the end of the world, and she no longer has the right to be picky.
Lu Qiming held her hand and took the noodles.
“You are very dirty. There is a lot of mineral water here. Let’s take a bath and wash your hair by the way.”
“That’s such a waste. Keep the mineral water for drinking. If I want to wash it, I can just wash it in the diving water.”
“Are you sure? If the sewer is broken, everything in it will leak into the water.”
“… Don’t be disgusting with me, can you? You swam yourself too.”
“Go take a shower, listen to me, be good.”
Lu Qiming kept telling her to bathe, which made Jiang Miaomiao very curious, “What exactly do you want to do?”
He squeezed his eyes, “You’ll know when you finish the shower.”
It was so mysterious. She wanted to see what good things were going on.
Jiang Miaomiao carried a box of water, found a washbasin and towels, took a bottle of shower gel and shampoo, and went to the women’s toilet to take a shower.
Lu Qiming also took action. He brought a shopping basket with various spices such as pasta, oil, and black pepper sauce. He also took a full set of pots and pans, brought them to an open area, and then dismantled a small shelf. Use iron wire to twist it into the shape of a bucket, big and small.
After doing this, he searched in the huge supermarket and moved all the cartons, packaging bags, and other things that could be used as fuel there.
Lu Qiming took out the lighter he was carrying, lit a pile of fire, buckled the iron shelf upside down on it, and then put a flat-topped pot on the top, which was just the right size.