Chapter 43 (1/2)
Crying doesn’t solve the problem.
The zombies are downstairs, and they may come up at any time. Either give up, sit, and die.
Or…you can only follow what Lu Qiming said and take a risk.
Jiang Miao Miao cried for a while, trying to calm down, raised her head from her arms, took the knife, and divided the cake into three parts.
Initially, she wanted Lao Bai’s family to try something new, but unfortunately, they didn’t have the chance.
She picked up her share and ate it, and when she saw the “21” on it, she couldn’t help but shed tears again.
Lu Qiming said: “Don’t cry. It’s so embarrassing for someone so big to cry every day.”
She snorted coldly, ignored him, wiped away her tears, and desperately stuffed the cake into her mouth.
Seeing that she seemed fine, he also started eating, thinking about what to do later.
The cake tasted very good, sweet but not greasy. Because it was covered with a lot of jam, it also made up Jiang Miao Miao’s regret that she hadn’t eaten fruit for half a year.
After eating the big piece, she burped and put down the plate to wipe her mouth.
Lu Qiming was about to pour water for her and was stunned.
“You’re injured, so you shouldn’t take any more risks. I’m weak, and I likely won’t be able to hold the rope at that time. So it’s better to change it. You teach me how to make the generator explode and which direction to stand to throw the rope. You, Instead of me, stay in the room and wait.”
Lu Qiming immediately objected.
“No, what are you kidding? I am a big man. Let you go to die?”
“Can I just watch you die?”
She controlled herself not to raise her volume so as not to attract zombies. Her tone was unprecedentedly firm.
“In the past, you were great, and I was weak, so I have no problem with you rushing ahead. But it won’t work this time, and I have to change.”
“What if I disagree?”
In the darkness, her eyes shimmered, and she stared at him intently.
“Then I will jump down after you die.”
Taking the risk of luring zombies is all about keeping everyone alive, and if both end up dead, then the plan is pointless.
She is threatening him.
Use her own life.
Lu Qiming smiled wryly, “Miao Miao, do you have to force me like this?”
“It was you who forced me.” She said, “You forced me to live to this day, so you can’t just leave me alone.”
Jiang Meimu also finished eating the cake, feeling the atmosphere of stalemate between the two. It habitually ran to Jiang Miao Miao’s feet and squatted down.
She picked it up and handed it to Lu Qiming.
“Promise me, okay?”
After all the words have been said, who can refuse?
Lu Qiming put his arm around the dog and laughed at himself in a low voice: “This is the most cowardly decision I’ve ever made in my life.”
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t answer and ran to find the rope.
The length of the rope must be sufficient to hang from the top floor to the window of Gu Changzhou’s house, and the load-bearing capacity must also be good. The climbing rope at hand is nearly 100 meters in length, and the pressure resistance is not less than 1800 kg, so there should be no problem.
It was too dark in the room. She forgot where the rope was put and would turn on the light to look for it.
Lu Qiming stopped suddenly.
“Do not move!”
Jiang Miao Mmiao, who had already walked to the side of the switch, stopped immediately and asked cautiously:
“Are they coming up?”
In this case, wouldn’t there be no chance of taking risks?
Lu Qiming shook his head and listened carefully to the voice outside the window.
Within a few seconds, Jiang Miao Miao heard it too.
There was a faint rumbling sound, a bit like the generator she bought before, but it was very different.
What is this sound?
She tiptoed to the window, trying to take a look.
Lu Qiming shouted, “Get down!”
Then he rushed over, pushed her to the ground, and blocked her and Jiang Meimu with his body.
At the same time, flames blazed out of the window, and it seemed that something had hit the wall, and the whole building was trembling.
The zombies howled wildly, things kept falling, and the sound of glass shattering was endless.
Jiang Miao Mmiao was so old and had never seen such a battle before, so she was terrified.
The loud noise made her ears ring, and the bright light dazzled her eyes.
He is like a fragile boat, struggling to survive in the wind and waves. The only thing that can be felt is the familiar body temperature.
She doesn’t know how long it took, a few seconds, maybe a few minutes.
The bombardment stopped, and the light disappeared.
Looking back from under Lu Qiming’s arm, she saw an extremely shocking scene – a plane flew obliquely close to the building.
The plane is different from the last time she saw it.
The last time the plane looked like it should be a large cargo plane, it was used to carry cargo or passengers and not equipped with weapons.
But the one in front of her has a sharp appearance, like an eagle, with a tapered nose that is very sharp.
The moonlight fell on the fuselage, reflecting the cold silver-gray metallic luster. It was a fighter jet that she had only had the chance to see in movies before.
The huge wings cover the windows, and the room is plunged into darkness, which makes people feel flustered.
Fortunately, the plane flew over quickly, circling the building.
Seeing that there was no danger, Lu Qiming climbed to the window and looked out.
The cabin door was opened, a few ropes were hanging down, and a figure jumped out of the plane and landed on the top of the building.
Look at the situation downstairs.
The building, which was originally so strong that it was not even destroyed by the flood, was smashed into a sieve, especially the section from the fifteenth floor to the twentieth floor, which was densely covered with countless bullet holes.
The zombies that almost covered the wall before were now only sporadic.
Jiang Miao Miao came to him and saw this too and said in astonishment:
“Is it for the rescue?”
Lu Qiming shook his head, “It doesn’t look like it.”
“Then what are they here for? Killing zombies?”
He lowered his eyes and said:
“No matter what their purpose is, it doesn’t matter if they find survivors. Do you want to go out to find them and go to the base with them?”
Jiang Miao Miao was a little shaken.
In the past, she absolutely didn’t want to. There is food and drink here, and zombies can be dealt with, so why go to grab food from the people in the base? Those complicated interpersonal relationships alone were enough to give her a headache.
But it’s different now.
The attack power of the zombies is far beyond their tolerance. If they continue to stay alone, they will soon die.
She didn’t want to die, really didn’t want to die.
She wants to live with Lu Qiming, spend every birthday with him, raise a big boy, and have a child.
After the end of the world, they will build a small house and plant flowers and vegetables in the yard.
She will live to that day.
“Okay, let’s go.”
Jiang Miao Miao made a decision, grabbed Lu Qiming’s hand, and prepared to go out.
The other party pulled out his arm, sat on the ground, and said:
“You go. I won’t go.”
“I have wounds on my body. It looks like it was bitten by a zombie. If I go there rashly, I may be shot to death. If you follow me, they will also suspect you have been infected and will not take you back to the base.”
Jiang Miao Miao remembered this serious question after he reminded her.
His worry is not unreasonable. In the original novel, there was a scene where the supporting role almost led to the group’s destruction because the supporting role was reluctant to give up the infected companion.
Don’t the two of them look very much like the character who has been infected but has yet to mutate?
Those people didn’t come to rescue them, and they didn’t have any particularly powerful identities. Others would not take risks for two ordinary people.
Thinking of this, she sat down.
“Then I won’t leave either.”
“Don’t play with your temper at this time. Go quickly, or it will be too late.”
Lu Qiming pushed her, and she opened her mouth to curse: “Shut up! If you keep talking, I’ll beat you.”
“If I wanted to go to the base alone, I would have gone earlier. Why wait until now? You are such an idiot.”
Lu Qiming lost his temper after being scolded by her, so he could only say: “Don’t regret it.”
“I regret it already. I regret not meeting you sooner.”
If she had met him when she had just entered the book and before the zombies broke out and made more preparations based on his experience, her future life would not be so passive.
Jiang Miao Miao leaned on his uninjured left shoulder and put her arms around his waist.
Regardless of the bloody storm outside, she will be with him.
Not long after, footsteps were heard upstairs as those soldiers had run down.
They passed through the fire exit on the twenty-fifth floor without pausing, ran downstairs, and fired a few shots.
Lu Qiming listened to every movement and roughly guessed their purpose.
It should be to capture the zombies and go back for experiments.
As for why you came here today… Maybe the poison was put in before, so keep watching.
Did the base spot them?
Although the two are rarely exposed to the outside, the traces of life cannot be covered up.
At this moment, the plane lowered again and dropped the rope, interrupting his thought.
He looked up, and someone landed just outside the balcony not far from them.
The soldiers sent the captured zombies back to the plane through ropes, and suddenly someone said:
“Is there someone living here? I just saw half-eaten rice and those chairs in the corridor…”
The teammate replied: “It is estimated that someone hid here when the zombies just broke out, and they must have died by now.”
“But, strangely, these zombies gather together. Do you want to search?”
“When people need to be rescued, there will be orders from above, and it is not our turn to act privately. It is important to complete the task now and return to the base first.”
When Jiang Miao Miao heard the conversation next door, her heart rose in her throat for fear that they would rush in and shoot Lu Qiming to death.
Fortunately, they finally gave up and climbed onto the plane one after another.
Seeing that the last person also grabbed the rope, she was relieved and wanted to talk to Lu Qiming.
Suddenly, a zombie jumped out of the building, hugged the man’s leg, and opened his mouth to bite.
He screamed and begged his teammates for help.
The opponent stood in the cabin and took a few glances, then shot and broke the rope, causing him to fall with the zombies.
Hearing the shrill and painful cry, Jiang Miao Miao didn’t want to look at it, so she buried her face in Lu Qiming’s arms.
The cabin door slowly closed, and the plane rose into the sky and soon disappeared.
The soldiers are gone, and the zombies are almost dead.
The rest of them are insignificant, wandering back and forth on the ground, looking for corpses to eat.
Jiang Miao Mmiao raised her head, her face full of joy, “It’s safe.”
Lu Qiming wanted to touch her face, but when he moved his right hand a little, he couldn’t help but take a deep breath.
“Hiss, it hurts…”
“Does it hurt? I’ll go get some painkillers.”
The other party raised his hand to grab her and pulled her into his arms.
She fell on him and just about to get up, her soft lips pressed down.
Lu Qiming was like a dying fish meeting water, kissing her eagerly as if he wanted to swallow her completely.
Jiang Miao Miao was a little surprised at first. Still, after she realized it, she began to cooperate with him, and she was also addicted to it unconsciously.
After parting, both of them were out of breath. Lu Qiming’s eyes were slightly red. He kissed her on the forehead and then hugged her into his arms.
“Miao Miao, I love you.”
His heartbeat was so clear. It was the sound that she never wanted to miss in her life.
Both of them were exhausted to the extreme, and seeing that they were temporarily safe, they went to bed first.
When they woke up the next morning, the bright sunshine came in from the window, illuminating every corner.
Jiang Miao Miao opened her eyes and subconsciously looked for Lu Qiming.
Seeing him sleeping soundly beside her, her uneasy heart calmed down, and she climbed out of bed lightly to not wake him up.
Jiang Meimu didn’t dare to be alone, so it lay on its stomach under the bed and immediately followed her wagging its tail when it saw her wake up.