This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 45 (2/2)
Gu Changzhou asked: “Are you hungry? Would you like some?”
She shook her head.
She brought her own biscuits, enough to satisfy her hunger.
Lu Qiming obviously didn’t like him. She couldn’t betray him because of her stuttering.
She can’t enjoy it alone, especially now that he is so uncomfortable that he can’t eat anything.
Unexpectedly, the person who was supposed to be sleeping in his arms said something.
Gu Changzhou was surprised, “You also have an appetite?”
“People have to eat when they are alive. If you don’t eat, you don’t eat for nothing.”
He nodded and asked his subordinates to give them two meals.
Lu Qiming got up from Jiang Miao Miao’s arms and sat up straight.
The simple movement seemed to take all his strength, and his shirt was soaked.
Jiang Miao Miao had never eaten field rations. Still, she had watched videos of other people’s early adopters before and vaguely remembered the steps.
Open the waterproof sealed bag. There are a total of thirteen small bags in different sizes.
The biggest bag is the staple food. See, the note is beef fried rice. Just pour water into the outer isolation layer, and it will be as fresh as out of the pan in a few minutes.
The remaining packets contain canned pork, fruit salad, dried vegetables, compressed biscuits, appetizing hawthorn slices, mustard greens, chocolate bars for increasing energy, orange juice-flavored electrolyte drink powder, etc.
The abundance of ingredients made her salivate after working hard for more than half a year.
Jiang Miao Miao took care of all the food, gave half of her own to Jiang Meimu, then returned to the chair, scooped up a spoonful of rice, and prepared to feed it to Lu Qiming.
Lu Qiming originally wanted to refuse, but found that Gu Changzhou was looking at him, so he opened his mouth and swallowed the spoonful of rice.
Jiang Miao Miao was pleased, “It’s great! Eat more.”
He ate it mouthful after mouthful, looking like he was dying of illness, but there was a bit of embarrassment.
What is he doing?
Does he have a girlfriend to feed him? Childish.
Gu Changzhou rolled his eyes, speeded up his meal, and continued to rest.
Lu Qiming ate all his portion and couldn’t hold on to one more bite. Leaning on the back of the chair, covering his stomach, trying not to spit out those things.
Seeing he was not feeling well, Jiang Miao Miao took out his treasure.
“Do you want to smoke?”
Gu Changzhou opened his eyes, “Smoking is not allowed in the cabin.”
She had no choice but to give up, put it away, and regretfully said: “Be patient. Smoke again after getting off the plane.”
Jiang Miao Miao opened her arms to him after finishing her meal.
“Come on, I’ll hold you.”
Lu Qiming leaned over with peace of mind. Even though he was tortured by the smell of life on her body, he felt comfortable in his heart.
He couldn’t help wondering if he had taken the wrong medicine in the morning.
He was such a good person. How could he be willing to let her go?
Fortunately, it didn’t work out.
The plane continued to fly smoothly, and time passed silently.
Finally, the driver’s voice came from the horn.
“Captain, we will arrive at the base in ten minutes.”
Jiang Miao Miao remembered the author’s description of it in the original novel.
It was a huge fortress transformed from a military base. The main body was steel and concrete, covered with a radiation-proof layer, which could avoid radar detection.
The base is located underground, with a total height of more than 900 meters, which is equivalent to 300 floors above the ground.
The area is comparable to a small city, equipped with a complete set of power generation systems, a water supply system, and a garbage disposal system.
People live in the main urban area of the center and work in other areas.
Clothing production, food manufacturing, and weapon manufacturing have become the most important industries in the base. Of course, there is animal breeding that humans can do.
The once-hot finance, real estate, and digital technology have disappeared without a trace. The bioengineering, agriculture, animal husbandry, and medical industries are booming. They are golden jobs in the eyes of the base people.
Due to the decline of the entertainment industry, underground casinos began to rise. For this reason, the government specially dispatched a group of patrol police to crack down on gambling crimes.
This is a battered world.
It is also a world of hope.
Jiang Miao Miao was once fascinated by it. At the same time, she knew very well that the people living in it had to work hard to survive, and a lazy person like her couldn’t stand it.
Now, does she have a chance to see it with her own eyes?
Gu Changzhou noticed the expectation in her eyes, unfastened his seat belt, and stood up.
“Want to see it? Come with me.”
Lu Qiming opened his eyes, and Jiang Miao Miao cast him a questioning look.
He withdrew his hand and said coldly, “Come back after looking around.”
“Okay, I love you!”
She rushed over to kiss him and happily followed Gu Changzhou to the cockpit.
The latter half-smile.
“You have a good relationship.”
After meeting for so long, even if she denied the other party, he must have seen it.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t bother to pretend. She just hoped that the two would not be so aggressive, so she said:
“He is really nice.”
“I don’t think so.” Gu Changzhou said meaningfully: “If it were my daughter, I would never allow her to associate with that kind of person.”
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t answer because her attention was completely attracted by the scenery outside the window.
She didn’t feel much when sitting in the back, but now seeing the scenery outside, she really realized that she had arrived in such a remote place.
Not far away are snow-capped mountains, with white peaks standing high and stretching endlessly.
Below them is the wilderness. The gray-black grass is covered with white snow, and occasionally goshawks soar past.
What is that?
A large dense mass of things appeared in the field of vision, which should be living things, and the edges kept surging as maggots gathered together, which looked very disgusting.
Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains, the number of those things is unimaginable.
They seem to want to go in, but the overwhelming ice, snow, and freezing temperatures block their progress.
Even if a few of them were lucky enough to lean in a little bit, a plane would immediately wipe them out.
The distance was too far. Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t see what they looked like. She vaguely guessed what they were, but couldn’t believe it, so she asked Gu Changzhou specifically.
The latter was probably used to it long ago, and his tone was calm.
“It’s a zombie.”
“So many zombies?”
“They are like bee swarms. Survivors chase them wherever they flee, and zombies from other directions chase and intercept them. We sacrificed a lot. This is the sixth base we have established. The first five either cannot meet the survival needs of everyone, or they are damaged by loopholes found by them. If we can’t hold on here, there will be nowhere to go.”
Jiang Miao Miao calculated the timeline in her heart.
It was less than a year before the end of the world happened, and the base was still in its infancy. Many facilities were not perfect, and there were many problems.
Entrusted by the government, the hero and the heroine are flying around the world in a plane, trying to rescue trapped scientific experts and other important people.
There is a development gap of at least six or seven years between the current appearance of the base and the last scale she remembered.
She knows the ending, so don’t worry.
But Gu Changzhou can’t see the future, so he still has no confidence in a high position.
Her eyes were burning, “I believe it will get better.”
He didn’t believe it and squinted at her.
“If you are so confident, would you rather hide in the city than retreat with a large army?”
Jiang Miao Miao said: “It’s my own problem that I didn’t leave. It has nothing to do with whether I have confidence. Things have developed to this point. We still have a country and a government. No one has given up. I think this is a good sign.”
Gu Changzhou smiled, “I hope it’s as you said.”
She glanced out of the window again.
The scenery is beautiful, and the number of zombies is shocking.
But she was not interested. She just wanted to guard Lu Qiming.
Jiang Miao Miao returned to the cabin at the back and found that Lu Qiming stretched his arms, trying to get a water glass from the bag at his feet.
She hurried over to help him get it and opened the lid to feed him.
The plane flew over the snow-capped mountains and landed in a specific col.
The cabin door opened, and the cold wind blew in. Jiang Miao Miao, who was only wearing long thin sleeves, was blown dumb and couldn’t even open her mouth.
Gu Changzhou asked someone to give them two sets of snowsuits. She hurriedly helped Lu Qiming put them on and then put them on her own.
Jiang Meimu had no clothes to wear, so she wrapped it in her coat, tightened the drawstring at the hem, and carried it around her clothes.
From a distance, the belly looks as big as a pregnant woman with triplets.
The soldiers moved quickly and had already left the cabin.
With the dog in her arms, Lu Qiming was supported in her other hand, and the luggage was carried on her shoulders. She dragged her family and walked out with difficulty and funnily.
There is a building outside the plane, most of which are hidden in the mountain, only a small opening is exposed, and the outside is covered with snow.
The subordinates cleared a path, Gu Changzhou walked outside, said something to someone, and the heavy metal door opened with a bang.
Everyone came to the house and closed the door to keep the wind and snow out.
There is heating in the room, blowing them gently through the ventilation system in the wall.
Jiang Miao Miao took a while to recover, took off her mask to take a big breath, and asked Lu Qiming with concern.
“Are you uncomfortable?”
Lu Qiming shook his head and looked around.
It’s like a private residence here. You enter the living room. Two doors are behind the sofa, probably the bedroom and the kitchen.
The area is small, more than a hundred square meters at most, and the decoration is also very simple, with only some necessary furniture. The most high-tech thing is probably the wall-mounted TV on the wall.
But the walls are particularly thick, strong, and warm. In the last few days, it is obviously a good place that money can’t buy.
Gu Changzhou introduced: “This is my private shelter. Because I am too busy with work, I haven’t yet had time to live in it. For the sake of our old acquaintances, you can live here temporarily.
“There is a warehouse in the kitchen, the food stored is enough for you for a month, and the water and electricity are complete. However, for safety reasons, my people will not stay, and you must deal with eating and drinking alone. The gates will be locked, and I’ll kill you in no time if you turn into a zombie.”
Lu Qiming glanced at him and nodded.
“You’re welcome.” Gu Changzhou turned to Jiang Miao Miao, “How about you go back to the base with me? If he mutates, he won’t stop biting you because you are beautiful.”
Jiang Miao Miao refused without hesitation.
“Thank you, but I want to stay.”
“Aren’t you afraid?”
“I’m afraid.” She hooked Lu Qiming’s arm and pressed it tightly, “But if he is alone, he will be afraid.”
Alone in this cave-like house, the body rots and stinks day by day, waiting for death to come.
She couldn’t stand that feeling even thinking about it.
Gu Changzhou looked at Lu Qiming seriously.
“You’re really lucky.”
“Of course. Otherwise, how could I stand in front of you alive.”
Gu Changzhou shrugged and said to them, “Since there is nothing else, I’ll go back to the base. If you have other needs, you can use the video communicator on the wall, and my assistant will help deliver the things. Goodbye, hope You can still say hello next time we meet.”
He led his subordinates away, and the gate opened and closed.
The room is warm and quiet, and two worlds are outside the house.
Jiang Miao Miao breathed a sigh of relief, put down everything, took off the heavy snow jacket, sat on the sofa, and prepared to take a rest.
Seeing that Lu Qiming was still standing, she asked him to sit down too.
His joints seemed stiff when he sat down, and he staggered.
Jiang Miao Miao supported him, suddenly smiled, and said:
“You look like an old man now.”
He couldn’t eat, couldn’t walk, and was sick all day.
Lu Qiming laughed at himself: “Just be an old man. He has no teeth. Even if he becomes a zombie, he can’t bite anything.”
She blinked, “Do you really want to eat me?”
“What can I eat? You’re so skinny. My teeth will be useless.”
He leaned on the sofa and lifted his chin, looking at Jiang Meimu, “Eat that one if I want to eat, as long as it’s full of meat.”
Jiang Meimu was still immersed in the cold and didn’t recover. It stood stupidly, completely unaware that it was being missed.
Jiang Miao Miao looked at him for a while and couldn’t help but arch into his arms, rubbing against his chest.
“I’m so happy that we’re still together.”
Who would be happy surrounded by someone about to turn into a zombie?
She is probably the only fool in the world.
Sad and happy, Lu Qiming wanted to touch her hair, but when he raised his hand and saw that his palm was starting to turn black, he retracted silently.
Jiang Miao Miao looked up.
“But you have to tell me the truth. What is the relationship between you and Gu Changzhou? You knew each other before, right? Tell me quickly!”
Lu Qiming lowered his eyes and fell into distant memories.
“I did meet him, but it was many years ago…”