Chapter 45 (1/2)
Lu Qiming’s expression was complicated, with some hatred mixed with vigilance, which Jiang Miaomiao couldn’t understand.
She thought that the other party was angry because of her return and explained:
“These people are here to rescue us. His surname is Gu, and his name is Gu Changzhou. It’s our last time…”
Before he finished speaking, Gu Changzhou suddenly said:
“I remembered. Are you…A63?”
Lu Qiming didn’t speak and secretly clenched the gun a little bit as if ready to fire at any time.
Gu Changzhou looked at him with an incredulous expression.
“Didn’t you die at the beginning, and you survived? More than ten years have passed. Why haven’t you changed at all?”
Now Jiang Miao Miao was surprised.
“You guys knew each other before? What more than ten years?”
In the original novel, she had never read about Lu Qiming before!
Gu Changzhou glanced at her. Countless guesses flashed through his mind. Only one thing is sure – this girl is very ordinary, from inside to outside.
Seeing that he stopped talking, Jiang Miao Miao subconsciously looked at Lu Qiming and asked in a low voice:
“Do you know him?”
Lu Qiming didn’t answer and stared at Gu Changzhou, wondering what he was thinking.
The atmosphere in the room was oppressive and serious, making Jiang Miao Miao suspect she had done something wrong.
The subordinates were as confused as she was and looked at each other.
After more than ten seconds, Gu Changzhou changed the subject.
“You are hurt?”
Lu Qiming remained expressionless, “Even if I lose an arm or a leg, I still have the ability to kill you.”
These words were like a trigger, making Gu Changzhou’s subordinates even more vigilant, watching him intently, guarding against all his actions.
Gu Changzhou smiled easily and even put away his weapon and put on a harmless posture.
“Don’t be so serious. I can’t explain what happened before, so let’s put it aside. I’m here to save you and this little girl now.”
Speaking of those three words, his eyes turned to Jiang Miao Miao.
The latter was looking at Lu Qiming, and when he felt the gaze, he turned his head and wanted to say something, but he had already looked away.
Lu Qiming sneered, “Are you willing to save me?”
“Why not? In this world, survivors must unite and help each other to survive. Besides, I am a professional soldier now, and it is my duty to protect the country and its citizens.”
He still didn’t believe it, and his expression was full of alienation.
Gu Changzhou ignored him and ordered his subordinates, “Give him a test to see if he is infected.”
The subordinate put away his weapon, took a sealed test strip from his backpack, and walked toward Lu Qiming.
The latter scolded in a deep voice: “Stop!”
He felt the strong hostility from the other party, so he had no choice but to stop where he was and ask Gu Changzhou for help with his eyes.
Gu Changzhou looked at Jiang Miao Miao.
Jiang Miao Miao thought for a while, walked up to Lu Qiming and hugged him, and persuaded with a volume that only the two of them could hear:
“Let them test it. If you are not infected, we can go to the base.”
Although the base is not that good, it is not as good as the carefree days of the two before, but it is better than waiting to die here.
Lu Qiming was very upset.
“You don’t care about my words at all. You never listen to me.”
Jiang Miao Miao’s fingers tightened a little.
“If we change it, and I’m lying here dying of illness, will you go? You won’t, so I won’t either. How you felt when I was dying is what I feel now.”
Lu Qiming was stunned, and after a few seconds, he said discouragingly:
“OK, just test it.”
He turned his face away and stopped looking at the soldier.
The soldier breathed a sigh of relief, and according to Gu Changzhou’s instructions, he took blood from him and put it on a test strip.
After a few minutes, the results came out.
The soldier shook his head at Gu Changzhou.
There are three grades of ABC in the test paper test results.
C, no infection.
B. Possibility of infection.
A, Confirmed infection.
If they are in the base, they can use the equipment for further inspections, such as the degree of infection.
But now that the environment is exceptional, this preliminary result is enough for them to make a decision.
Infected people are absolutely not allowed to enter the base.
The soldiers returned behind Gu Changzhou; everyone was already preparing to leave.
Gu Changzhou was silent for a while, then suddenly gave an order.
“Take them along.”
Jiang Miao Miao knew the test level when she saw it, so she was already disheartened when she heard the result, and she was ready to stay with Lu Qiming.
When the other party gave such an order, the subordinates were surprised, and even she couldn’t believe it.
The subordinate said: “Captain, he has been infected! He is an infected person!”
“Then you still ordered him to go back? How much energy and painstaking effort did everyone spend keeping the base safe? If he went in and spread the virus, wouldn’t all previous efforts be wasted?”
Gu Changzhou asked: “Are you the captain, or am I the captain?”
“In this case, you just need to obey the order and take them back.”
The subordinates exchanged a few glances, but none moved, apparently unable to understand the order.
He frowned and was about to be reprimanded when Lu Qiming spoke.
“I won’t go to the base with you.”
The subordinate seized the opportunity and quickly said: “Look, Captain, he doesn’t even want to go, so what are we going to risk? Let’s go!”
Gu Changzhou narrowed his eyes slightly and looked at Lu Qiming.
He has already seen himself. Will he die without doing anything?
It’s not his style
Lu Qiming sneered.
“I won’t go to the base. There are too many idle people, and it’s not quiet. I need you to provide me with a safer and more secluded place.”
Gu Changzhou mocked: “Your virus seems to have entered your brain. It’s so whimsical.”
Jiang Miao Miao also didn’t understand: “Why do you say such a thing? It’s not easy for him to save us. Is it too much?”
“Don’t worry, it’s not too much at all. He can’t bear to refuse.”
Lu Qiming looked confident. He held her hand behind his back with his big hand and waited quietly for the other party’s answer.
The two are engaged in a silent game, holding trump cards that are extremely attracted to each other.
After a few minutes, Gu Changzhou backed down.
Lu Qiming said thank you coldly and gave Jiang Miao Miao a look, motioning to help him get out of bed.
Jiang Miao Miao helped him to the ground and went to find a bag for his clothes, shoes, and the most precious cigarette lighter.
Under the gaze of several pairs of eyes, he blatantly took out the gun and put it on his waist.
The eyeballs of the subordinates were about to pop out. Only Gu Changzhou was indifferent as if he didn’t care.
A subordinate couldn’t bear it anymore and pulled him aside.
“Captain, it’s fine if we take him away. How can we let him carry a weapon? If there is any conflict on the road, wouldn’t it be asking for trouble?”
Gu Changzhou said lightly: “Don’t worry, even if he wants to shoot, he will only attack me and will not touch you.”
He smiled wryly and said nothing.
At this time, Jiang Miao Miao had already packed all their things and helped Lu Qiming walk out.
Because the two were close, she could clearly smell the increasingly strong rancid smell on his body.
Honestly, she was not surprised when she heard the test results.
When Lu Qiming was seriously ill and was about to drive her away, she had a vague premonition that he must be infected.
It’s just that she didn’t have the courage to face this issue directly, so no one mentioned it at all.
Why was the bite not infected before, but this time it was contaminated?
Is it because the virus in the zombie’s body is activated by drugs?
Her poor knowledge can’t be explained, but she is happy they still haven’t separated.
Where is Gu Changzhou taking them? Do they have a chance to come back in the future?
Before boarding the plane, she looked back at the building she had lived in for several months and the familiar city behind the building.
This place obviously brought her many difficult and thrilling memories. However, she still feels reluctant to give up at this moment.
What does the future look like? What will happen again?
She can’t imagine.
She only knows that the body temperature of the people around her is still there, and hope is still there.
The plane closed the hatch, rose into the sky, circled half a circle in the air, and flew towards the distant destination.
According to Gu Changzhou’s introduction, they will fly for seven hours.
It’s almost noon now, so they must wait until evening to get off the plane.
It was the first time Jiang Miao Miao had taken a fighter jet, so she looked a little curiously at it.
The cabin is completely different from a passenger plane, more like a small arms warehouse.
There is a row of fixed seats on the walls on both sides. Several large boxes in the middle contain weapons, ammunition, and first-aid medicines, making this already small space look very cramped.
In the front is the cockpit, and through the glass, you can see the densely packed instrument panel, which is dazzling.
There are no windows on the fuselage, and the lighting depends on the built-in cold light tube.
People sitting inside cannot see the outside scenery. They can only realize they are at a high altitude from the occasional tiny bumps.
The pilot was Gu Changzhou’s three subordinates, and he and other subordinates, like Jiang Miao Miao, sat on chairs in the cabin.
Not talking, not sleeping, watching them with keen eyes like hawks.
Lu Qiming coughed twice. Jiang Miao Miao hurriedly patted him on the back, took out a thermos from her bag, and handed it to him.
He pursed his mouth lightly. His face was as pale as a living person, his body was covered with a layer of cold sweat, and even his pulse slowed down.
Gu Changzhou’s eyes swept over them and suddenly asked:
“Do you know how old he is?”
Jiang Miaomiao pointed to herself, “You ask me?”
“I know. Why asking?”
“It’s nothing.” He smiled because his appearance was very mature. It always makes people think he has ulterior motives, “Are you a couple?”
Just as she was about to speak, Lu Qiming interrupted coldly.
“None of your business?”
“It’s none of my business, just being idle. Why not chat, don’t be so indifferent.”
As Gu Changzhou said, he glanced at Jiang Miao Miao again, “I never imagined that a person like you would find such a gentle girl as his girlfriend.”
Lu Qiming snorted, “I didn’t expect you to look so wretched when you got old.”
Gu Changzhou: “…You don’t need to lie to hit me. My appearance is obviously not a defect.”
“Yes, blind confidence is.”
He was silent for a few seconds without further arguing.
“Whatever you want. I’m too old to be troubled by such trivial things.”
“What’s bothering you right now?”
Gu Changzhou felt he was asking a strange question, but he still answered.
“Revitalize the country, eliminate zombies and the like.”
“Give up. You are so old, you can’t see that day.”
“… Zombies should bite their tongue.”
Jiang Miao Miao was watching the fun from the sidelines and was overjoyed. However, thinking about their conversation carefully, she suddenly discovered a secret that shocked her.
They have known each other for a long time.
Gu Changzhou is getting old, but Lu Qiming is not.
Lu Qiming should be about the same age as Gu Changzhou?
How old are they ???
She looked at him in astonishment, with an expression of disbelief.
Lu Qiming turned his head, leaned on her shoulder, and expressed the softest coquettishness in the coldest tone.
“I am cold.”
Jiang Miao Miao loosened her seat belt a little and put her arms around him in an awkward position.
Lu Qiming leaned in her arms and closed his eyes to sleep.
Gu Changzhou looked at it for a while and praised it:
“You have courage.”
Not everyone dares to hold a person who may turn into a zombie at any time.
Jiang Miao Miao smiled politely, “Your medal is very nice.”
Gu Changzhou looked down at the medal and didn’t move for a long time as if frozen.
It wasn’t until Jiang Miao Miao felt sleepy that she breathed, smiled self-deprecatingly, leaned back in her chair, and looked at the top of the cabin.
Jiang Meimu had no chair to sit on and was kept in a cage in a corner.
It seems a little airsick, lying on its stomach all the time, occasionally spitting out two mouthfuls of sour water.
Jiang Miao Miao asked the soldiers if they had motion sickness medicine, but they laughed at her instead.
She had no choice but to dig out a piece of mint candy from the bag, hide it in the ham sausage and feed it.
After feeding, she returned to her seat and hugged Lu Qiming.
The latter was always sweating, so she wiped his sweat with a tissue and wiped off every little bit.
Although she knew in her heart that it was of little use, she wanted to try her best to make him feel more comfortable.
After flying for more than three hours, the soldiers began to eat.
They eat military field food, which is delicious, nutritious, and very convenient. Add some water and bubbles to make a hot meal. The cabin is only that big, and Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t help but swallow when she smelled the smell of beef.