Chapter 38 (2/2)
Jiang Miao Miao wrinkled her eyebrow.
He shrugged his shoulders with an expression of “I’m helpless for being so powerful”.
Jiang Miao Miao was shocked.
“Where did you get it? When did you find it? Why didn’t I see it?”
Questions were thrown like firecrackers, and he explained them methodically.
“I’m not that stupid. After I found out that the gas pump couldn’t be turned on yesterday, I went to other places to look for it. Do you see that building over there?”
Lu Qiming pointed in one direction. Jiang Miaomiao looked over, raised her hand to cover her eyes, and barely saw a tall silver building in the distance.
It has to be one or two kilometers away from them. The straight one is not as tall as the World Trade Center Building under their feet, but there are at least forty or fifty floors.
Lu Qiming said:
“There is a company in that building that specializes in solar energy. This is the product in their warehouse. It is on the 30th floor and has not been soaked in water. I brought a set over to see if it can be installed.”
Jiang Miao Miao suddenly realized.
“No wonder you came back so late. I thought you had been prying the tanker.”
He smiled and patted her head.
Her eyes fell on the pile of things.
“But how do you know?”
Lu Qiming said: “When I lived in the villa before, I specially researched the solar power generation system. There are also installation instructions here, so it should work.”
Jiang Miao Miao expressed doubts.
“The power generation system before is already installed. We just plug it in and use it. This one has to be started from scratch.”
He patted her on the shoulder.
“Don’t worry, this little thing can’t beat me. You go back to the supermarket, and I promise to let you continue to turn on the air conditioner tomorrow.”
After speaking, he took out a knife, opened the box, and studied a lot of accessories with no obvious use.
Jiang Miao Miao was not at ease and wanted to stay by to help.
Lu Qiming insisted on driving her downstairs, so she had to leave her parasol and go back to the supermarket alone.
In the evening, she made dinner and had dinner with Lu Qiming when he came back, but he didn’t show up for a long time.
Jiang Miaomiao had no choice but to pack the food in a crisper, carry it on her shoulder, lead the dog in one hand, hold a flashlight in the other, and go upstairs to find him.
She has already walked back and forth today, plus the current 60 floors. It is equivalent to climbing 180 floors in a day.
She was so tired when she walked out of the fire escape that she couldn’t straighten up.
The bright moon was in the sky, and the cold moonlight fell on the top floor, so everything could be seen clearly.
Lu Qiming was still squatting in front of the pile of things, scratching his head and studying.
The roof of the building was quite cool at night. With a breeze blowing, Jiang Miao Miao regained strength and walked towards him.
“Isn’t it ready yet? Let’s eat first.”
He looked up, frowning.
“How did you come?”
“I’m afraid you will starve to death, white-eyed wolf.”
Lu Qiming didn’t feel it at first, but his stomach growled when he smelled the rice.
He took the bowl and looked up at the sky.
“It’s so late. You go to bed first.”
“I will try again.”
Jiang Miao Miao glanced at the semi-finished product he had spent all afternoon trying to fix and shook her head.
“You are not in this business. How can you say that you can install it if you install it? It’s better to forget it.”
Lu Qiming stopped halfway through his meal.
“you do not believe me?”
“… Don’t be so sensitive. I’m just speaking objective facts.”
“The fact is that I can definitely install it.”
Lu Qiming quickly finished eating, drank half a bottle of mineral water in one gulp, wiped his mouth, hugged, kissed, and patted her butt.
“Hey, go home and sleep, and wait for my good news.”
He started to work again. Jiang Miao Miao blushed slightly and stood beside him without moving.
Going downstairs again now? She will really die of exhaustion halfway through.
She doesn’t want to sleep alone. Anyway, the hotel doesn’t have air conditioning now, and the wind on the roof is cooler. It’s better to stay here and sleep.
She collected the cardboard, made it into a simple bed, and picked up a small cardboard as a fan, lying on it to fan the wind.
Jiang Meimu urinated in the corner of the wall, ran to her feet and lay down on her stomach.
Lu Qiming studied the manual without looking her up as if he would not give up if he failed.
Neither the two nor the dog made a sound, but the atmosphere was surprisingly harmonious.
Jiang Miao Miao was constantly on guard against the appearance of zombies. Still, it was probably because the top floor was too high, two to three hundred meters, and zombies could not climb up, so it was quiet all night.
Lu Qiming hadn’t slept all night and was still working on it at dawn. His persistence was comparable to that of a stubborn donkey.
She couldn’t persuade him with a few words, so she let the dog stay and went downstairs alone.
When she came again, her hands were full of plastic bags filled with water and food.
Lu Qiming was slightly surprised.
“What are you doing?”
“Accompany you. The roof is so sunny. I guess you need someone to hold an umbrella for you.”
After Jiang Miao Miao finished speaking, she opened the sun umbrella, poured half a bottle of water on the umbrella, and stood behind him, holding it up.
The water evaporated, and it was very cool under the umbrella. Lu Qiming was a little embarrassed but couldn’t bear to let her go, so he had to speed up his hand.
After long research, he finally figured out some ideas, spliced the solar panels, and prepared to connect them to the building’s power system.
This is a complicated job, and the old electrician who has worked for many years may be unable to complete it.
As a layman who only knows a little bit, it is challenging for him to do it, and he repeatedly hits the wall.
The weather was too hot, and Lu Qiming felt irritable after repeated failures and almost wanted to throw it away.
But when his arm touched the calf of the woman behind him, he immediately calmed down and became motivated.
She wants to turn on the air conditioner.
He must let her turn on the air conditioner.
Lu Qiming was very busy, and Jiang Miao Miao was not idle. As soon as the water on the umbrella dried, she immediately poured water, twisted a wet towel occasionally, and covered Lu Qiming sun-dried back.
Jiang Meimu was so hot that it stuck out its tongue, unable to hold back and ran back to the supermarket.
She was estimating how long the water in hand would last and wondering what to eat for lunch when suddenly her eyes went dark, and her head buzzed.
She couldn’t hear anything, couldn’t see anything. Her body fell straight forward and fell on Lu Qiming’s back.
The latter was startled and quickly turned around to support her.
“What’s wrong with you?”
She vaguely saw his mouth opening and closing but couldn’t hear his voice at all. Her body was limp and weak. She was sweating profusely and wanted to vomit.
Lu Qiming reacted quickly, immediately carried her to a cool place, took off her clothes, unscrewed a bottle of mineral water and poured it over.
Jiang Miao Miao felt a little better.
He held her head up, gave her some water, and then pinched her vigorously back and forth.
The skin quickly turned purple.
She screamed and pushed his hand away.
If she can feel pain, it means she is out of danger.
Lu Qiming breathed a sigh of relief.
“You almost went into shock just now, do you know that?”
Jiang Miao Miao was still very uncomfortable, clutching her tumbling stomach, shrinking in his arms and not wanting to speak.
He looked at the unfinished solar cells, bit his lower lip, and carried her downstairs on his back.
The building is still very hot, but not much stronger than the roof.
Lu Qiming carried Jiang Miao Miao down to the hotel on the 25th floor, came to the swimming pool, and put her down.
After she was soaked all over, he picked her up again and fanned her with a fan.
After nearly half an hour of tossing like this, Jiang Miao Miao finally regained her strength and said wearily:
“Look, I’ll let you return to the supermarket, but you don’t do that. Are you comfortable now?”
“I’m afraid you’ll suffer from heat stroke. Otherwise, who would want to be exposed to the sun there.”
Jiang Miao Miao felt a little wrong.
He said angrily:
“With your weak physique, you should worry about yourself first.”
She stopped talking and looked at him pitifully. After a while, she remembered that she was naked and covered her chest in embarrassment.
Lu Qiming took a clear look at her, brought an oversized vest to put on her, and helped her back to the room.
The floor should be cooler. Jiang Miao Miao didn’t go to bed. He just lay down on the floor, holding his hand.
“Don’t go either.”
Lu Qiming said, “If I don’t go, the electricity won’t work.”
“No, no. You can save me if I suffer from heat stroke. What if you suffer from heat stroke? I can’t even carry you.”
He thought for a while and sat down beside her.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t believe him, so she kept an eye on him.
Sure enough, at nightfall, he slipped quietly upstairs again.
At least the roof is cool at night, and there are no zombies.
She walked around in the gate of hell today and didn’t have the strength to climb the stairs, so she had to let him go and planned to go to him again in the morning.
Unexpectedly, when she opened her eyes the next day, she saw him sitting beside the bed with a smug smile on his face.
“Are you installed?” She suppressed her joy.
Lu Qiming picked up the remote control in his hand and pressed the switch on the air conditioner.
The cool wind blew out slowly, Jiang Miao Miao’s hair trembled slightly, and the room became cool again.
“The number of batteries is not enough, and there may be no way to power the entire floor. You can only use the air conditioning and electric lights in this room. At most, add a small single-door refrigerator. If you use something like an induction cooker and water heater, it is estimated that it will exceed the load.”
“What will happen if the load is exceeded? Will it catch fire and explode?”
“Where’s the exaggeration? It’s just tripping.”
She breathed a sigh of relief, looked at the vent, and couldn’t help hugging and kissing him wildly.
“Lu Qiming, you are amazing!”
He was so elated by the praise he hugged her and rolled on the bed and finally lay on top of her.
Jiang Miao Miao tensed up, thinking he wanted it.
But he just yawned and rested his head lightly on her chest.
He hadn’t slept well for several nights, and little stars appeared in front of him when he looked at things.
Jiang Miao Miao looked at his tired face, stroked his hair, and said with a smile:
“Sleep, sleep as long as you want.”
“I’m still a little hungry.”
“I’ll cook for you.”
She brought him a pillow to hug, jumped out of bed, and closed the door as quietly as possible.
The calf was scratched by the dog’s paw, and Jiang Miaomiao lowered her head to see Jiang Meimu.
It is fat and hairy, and it has been a torment this summer and has never retracted its tongue.
The air conditioner was only turned on in the room, and the living room was still hot.
She hesitated for a moment, pushed open the crack of the door to put it in, and whispered: “Don’t disturb him.”
Jiang Meimu lay obediently in the corner without saying a word.
Jiang Miao Miao then closed the door in peace and went downstairs to cook.
The induction cooker doesn’t work, so she can only light a fire to cook. Because it was too hot in the supermarket, she set the fire next to the window, opened a small gap in the glass to facilitate ventilation, and was on guard against zombies crawling in while cooking.
There were no zombies outside the window, but a dark thing was flying in the air.
Jiang Miao Miao thought it was a bird and didn’t pay attention at first. After a few seconds, she suddenly put down the spatula in her hand and lay down by the window to look out.
In the distant sky, there is a bird-like thing flying.
It has a pair of wings but doesn’t need to flap when flying. It glides in the clouds like an eagle, and the roar from inside it can be vaguely heard.
That’s an airplane!
Was it sent by the government to rescue the survivors?