Chapter 43 (2/2)
She pushed Meimu and walked behind the door to listen.
It was very quiet outside. It seemed that everything last night was a dream.
She walked to the window again and looked out. The broken building reminded her that she had indeed experienced a near-death.
If the building is broken like this, will it fall?
Jiang Miao Miao became deeply worried and was suddenly hugged from behind, almost screaming in fright.
Lu Qiming smiled and leaned on her shoulder. His chin hurt her shoulder.
“You don’t call me when you wake up. I thought you were captured by zombies.”
“It’s a good idea. Will the zombies catch me but not you?”
Jiang Miao Miao sneered, turned around, and looked at his gauze-wrapped shoulders. Her voice was much softer.
“Does it still hurt?”
Lu Qiming squatted halfway, raising his face.
“It won’t hurt if you kiss me.”
“…It seems that I can’t die.”
Jiang Miao Mmiao turned around mercilessly, went to the kitchen to make breakfast, and soon ran out with a pan.
Lu Qiming hid, “Speak well, don’t do anything. You have the nerve to hit the wounded?”
“Who is going to hit you? The battery is out.”
Last night’s attack probably knocked out the electrical system or the solar cells. Now it’s impossible to turn on a light in the suite, let alone cook.
The two had no choice but to eat biscuits for breakfast, during which Lu Qiming suggested going out to repair the electricity later.
Jiang Miao Miao was worried.
“Why don’t we use the electricity first? The weather is not too hot now, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t turn on the air conditioner. As for cooking… just light the fire as before.”
Lu Qiming disagreed.
“They have taken away the test items to be used, and they may not return in the short term. How long can we survive in this room if the zombies gather to attack again?”
“Then what do you say? I will listen to you.”
He thought for a while, “While it is safer now, fix the electricity as soon as possible and move all the supplies that can be moved to the hotel. Seal the doors and windows as much as possible, and don’t give them a chance to crawl in. If it still doesn’t work… we can only find a way to leave.”
Where do we go after we leave?
They don’t have planes and can’t reach bases thousands of miles away. There are also zombies in other cities. Maybe they are not as safe as here.
It seems there is no way to go, but thinking about having him by her is not so hopeless.
Jiang Miao Miao ate the biscuits faster, made two cups of hot coffee with hot water in the thermos after eating, picked up the weapon, and went out with him after drinking.
There are two zombies in the hotel corridor, probably following their smell.
Lu Qiming’s left hand was inconvenient, and he couldn’t hold a rifle, so he switched to a mini pistol, one shot at a time, hitting the opponent’s eyebrows with incomparable accuracy.
Jiang Miao Miao praised: “The marksmanship is excellent!”
He smiled, and the gun’s body nimbly rotated twice between his fingers.
“Live two more days. I’ll teach you.”
The two walked all the way down, and when they arrived at the supermarket, they encountered five zombies and solved them all.
There were no signs of them in the supermarket, but it was hit by a bullet last night and in a mess, looking like ruins.
There were bullet holes in the walls, and the glass shattered.
The broken bodies of zombies were mixed among the materials, and a broken leg or arm could be seen from time to time.
It is obviously unrealistic to make this place safe again by tinkering. Lu Qiming and Jiang Miao Miao discussed a few words, gave up firmly, and decided to take such things as chocolate, sugar, milk powder, biscuits, etc., which can bring high nutrition without cooking. Move to the hotel with high-sugar food and get some drinking water.
The leftovers like rice, flour, etc., which are inconvenient to eat and heavy, should be put here first.
As for other daily necessities that are temporarily unavailable, let alone worry about them.
Lu Qiming’s right hand was injured, and it was inconvenient to move things, so most of the work was done by Jiang Miao Miao.
The two barely finished it after a whole day. Before it was dark, they hurried upstairs to repair the circuit.
Jiang Miao Miao’s knowledge of circuits was still at the junior high school physics stage. She wanted to help but couldn’t understand, so she could only stand by and act as an assistant, handing him tools and so on.
A sharp screwdriver was in the tool bag, but she didn’t pay attention. She cut her finger with it, and blood beads rolled out immediately.
Lu Qiming turned around: “What’s wrong?”
She put her hands behind her back, “It’s nothing.”
“I want to drink water. Let’s go back first.”
The screwdriver is metal, and she needs to apply some anti-inflammatory medicine. Otherwise, it will be bad for her to get tetanus.
Lu Qiming was also thirsty. Put down his tools and stood up, walked a few steps forward, and sniffed, always feeling a strange smell lingering around him, which he couldn’t ignore.
It was getting dark soon, and it was not safe at night. The two decided to rest for one night and continue tomorrow.
Jiang Miao Miao was treating the wound in the living room while Lu Qiming was sweating and went to the bathroom to take a shower.
The water storage is limited, so they can’t take a shower like before and can only wipe their body with a wet towel.
He avoided the gauze, wiped it, and suddenly “hissed,” put down the towel, and reached out to touch it. There was blood on his fingertips.
The skin is broken.
He was holding a towel instead of a steel wool ball, so how could it scratch the skin?
Lu Qiming couldn’t figure it out, so he had to wash it off with cold water, then went out to find a band-aid and put it on.
Dinner was biscuits again, fearing the calories would not be enough, so each person was served with a piece of chocolate.
After he was full, Jiang Miao Miao went to help him change the dressing, tried to look at the wound in the moonlight, frowned, and said:
“Why do I feel it’s getting worse?”
Originally there were only two rows of tooth marks, but now the skin beside the tooth marks has turned black.
Lu Qiming turned his face sideways, “Is there? You saw it wrong.”
The light was too dark, and she was unsure, so she could only apply the medicine quickly and rewrapped it with clean gauze.
The two were lying on the big round bed, so tired that they couldn’t move at all but couldn’t fall asleep.
Looking at the night outside the window, Lu Qiming thought of one thing.
“If you had to leave later, where would you like to go?”
She thought about it.
“Of course, it’s a place without zombies, but I probably can’t find it. I better choose a place with a good view.”
“No, I’m not good at swimming. If there is a typhoon, I will definitely die.”
“Then it’s in the mountains.”
“How to live in the mountains? Hide in the trees? Zombies are jumping higher and higher. It’s not safe.”
“The cave is not bad.” Lu Qiming said: “I went there with a tour guide during my vacation. Zombies can’t go down without tools as long as the depth is enough. There are usually underground rivers in the river, and there are fish in the river, so we won’t starve to death immediately. “
“It sounds good, but have you ever watched Tomb Raider?”
It is said that this kind of cave has good geomantic omen, and it is easy to be regarded as a natural tomb by ancient people. If there are no zombies in it, but there are already zombies… Woohoo, it’s scary.”
Lu Qiming was helpless, “So you’re not going anywhere?”
She smiled and hugged him, her face against his arm.
“If I’m alone, I’m sure I won’t go anywhere. But if I follow you, it’s scary but not unbearable.”
His heart warmed up, and he wanted to hug her, but he accidentally touched the wound and gasped in pain.
The painkillers on hand were used up. Jiang Miao Miao thought about it, ran to the living room to get him a pack of cigarettes, lit one, and handed it to him.
Lu Qiming smiled and said, “Are you sure you want me to smoke on the bed? I can’t sew the quilt if I burn it.”
She waved her hand generously, lay down, and covered the quilt, “There are still dozens of them in stock. If you don’t smoke them all, I guess you won’t be reconciled if you die.”
He took a deep breath, and the pain eased a lot.
Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t help being curious, “Is it that useful? I’ll try.”
Lu Qiming dodged and reprimanded: “Little girl, why learn to smoke? Eat your cotton candy.”
“…Didn’t you still smoke? It’s too unfair.”
“Because I have done it, I can’t let you smoke. We are almost running out of toothpaste now. If you become addicted to smoking and get a mouthful of big yellow teeth, what should you do?”
When she thought of that scene, she lost all interest, quit smoking, and lay back.
Lu Qiming stopped smoking once after smoking and hugged her to sleep.
After lying quietly for a while, Jiang Miao Miao asked curiously, “Did you not take a shower?”
“Why does it still smell after washing?”
He blushed, raised his arms, and sniffed but couldn’t smell anything. But felt that the smell on her body was more attractive than before, which made him want to move and want to take a bite.
Jiang Miao Miao took out the perfume from the bedside table, sprayed it on his neck and waist, smelled it again, and lay back satisfied.
“Okay, it doesn’t stink now. Go to sleep.”
Lu Qiming closed his eyes and fell asleep in that alluring smell.
When he woke up in the morning, there was the sound of teeth brushing in the bathroom.
Lu Qiming rubbed his hair, feeling uncomfortable.
It was sticky and greasy, like a layer of sugar water was applied, but when he reached out to touch it, it was clear there was nothing.
He walked into the bathroom wearing slippers. Jiang Miao Miao brushed her teeth in front of the mirror and greeted her with foam in her mouth.
“Wake up? Let’s have cereal in the morning.”
Soaking in hot water and adding some raisins is much more comfortable than eating cold biscuits.
Lu Qiming hummed, stood behind her, rested his chin on top of her head, looked at the figure in the mirror, and smiled.
“You’re so short.”
Jiang Miao Miao: “…”
“I never realized that you are so short. I can lift it up with one hand. Didn’t you have enough to eat when you were young?”
Jiang Miao Miao spat out the foam and hit an elbow with her backhand.
“How tall are you? Stupid big guy.”
Lu Qiming rumpled her freshly combed hair with a playful smile and kissed her hard on the top of the head, like kissing a watermelon.
“Go make cereal after washing. I’m starving to death.”
She rolled her eyes wildly, “Why should I go? I want to eat and soak myself.”
He flattened his mouth aggrievedly. If his ears were longer, they would have drooped.
“I’m injured. Can’t you take care of me? You are 22 years old now.”
“Yes, I am an adult at the age of 22, and I have to take care of you, a 26-year-old brat.”
Jiang Miao Miao put down her toothbrush and cup, washed her face with water, and went to the kitchen happily, seemingly helplessly.
Lu Qiming stood in her place, brushing his teeth in front of the mirror. Because he felt uncomfortable, he scratched and took off another piece of skin.
He stared at the thin skin on his fingers for a while, then locked the bathroom door, took off his clothes, and looked in the mirror.
On the originally healthy and strong body, many dark spots visible to the naked eye appeared overnight.
The big ones are the size of a palm, and the small ones are the size of a ping-pong ball.
Lu Qiming held his breath, more nervous than when he met the zombie group and pressed his index finger on a black spot.
The skin is numb, and there is no feeling at all.
The underlying muscles seemed dead.
He hastily removed the gauze to examine the injury on his shoulder.
A large skin area was blackened, and sticky pus oozed from the tooth marks.
Put a little bit to his nose. The familiar smell made him shiver, like falling into an ice cave.
He lost his strength and leaned against the cold tiles, his pale face reflected in the mirror.
After being so motionless for a long time, Jiang Miaomiao’s energetic voice came from outside the door.
“Haven’t you showered? You said you were starving to death, but now I’m done, and you won’t eat it. If you don’t eat, there will be nothing left.”