This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 47 (1/2)
After the mission was completed that year, Gu Changzhou was shocked when he heard that Lu Qiming’s team had been wiped out.
But it was important for his girlfriend to have a baby, so he hurried back to China after receiving the reward.
It’s a pity that after giving everything, he couldn’t keep her in the end.
Afterward, he has to care for his newborn daughter and be busy with his career. After the company’s establishment, there are many things waiting for him to do.
He was so busy every day that his feet didn’t touch the ground. He completely forgot about this person and never thought about it again.
Meeting him this time, Gu Changzhou was surprised that he was still alive.
What made him even more curious was how his appearance had stayed the same after over 20 years.
There is obviously an external force in it.
He had an old friend in the laboratory. When he heard about this, he showed incomparable fanaticism and asked him to figure out the reason no matter what.
Gu Changzhou pinched the syringe, his gaze surrounding Lu Qiming.
The person on the bed only sneered after hearing his request.
“You are not dead. How could I die.”
“I know you hate me, but now is not the time to be arrogant. If you confess everything, you can continue living like a human being.”
Gu Changzhou glanced at the water glass on the bedside table with a smile on his lips.
“Back then, you seemed to have said you were uninterested in getting married. Why? Have you changed your mind now? I think she is devoted to you. If you die, she may not live long.”
These words touched Lu Qiming’s pain point. He clenched his fists and said in a deep voice:
“I need to use it first.”
“You do not believe me?”
“I want to trust you, but your history is not worth it.”
Gu Changzhou sneered, “Do you think I’m stupid? I’ll give you an injection first, and then you’ll regret it later. How can I explain to the base then?”
Lu Qiming turned his face away, “It’s up to you to weigh it yourself. Anyway, I have nothing now, only this life left. It’s luck if I can live, and if I can’t… forget it.”
“Jiang Miao Miao is in my hands. You don’t care about her?”
Lu Qiming raised the corners of his mouth and smiled confidently.
“She will be willing to come with me.”
Gu Changzhou looked at him, looking like he needed to be beaten, and endured it for a long time. He had no choice but to agree.
“I’ll give you the injection now, but if you dare to go back on your word, don’t blame me for breaking the agreement and bringing you back to the base.”
Lu Qiming listened casually, lifted the quilt, and said:
“Where to? The ass is not good.”
Gu Changzhou: “… Stretch out your hand.”
He would like to prick his tongue with a single needle if possible.
One arm was stretched out in front of him, and the sleeves of the pajamas were rolled up, revealing the hideous skin underneath.
Gu Changzhou pinched it on purpose, and seeing that the other party didn’t respond, it seemed that he didn’t even feel the pain.
The skin was too dark, so he pinched it inch by inch, looking for blood vessels.
Lu Qiming looked disgusted.
“Does your wife know that you are so perverted?”
Gu Changzhou paused, then said casually:
“I don’t have a wife.”
“Are you kidding? You didn’t even want a conscience just to marry her back then. Could it be…”
He sneered: “That person still hasn’t taken a fancy to you? She has a vision.”
When Gu Changzhou thought of the past, his heart ached like a knife. He didn’t refute. He just laughed at himself:
“I’m pretty useless.”
“Well, as long as you understand, what about your child?”
Lu Qiming was slightly surprised.
“No.” He lowered his eyes, finally found the target, stuck the syringe in, and slowly pushed in the potion, “Maybe I really did something immoral, and I will be punished.”
Lu Qiming was gloating at first. What could be happier than making enemies suffer?
But seeing him like this made me a little unhappy.
After all the potion went in, he rubbed the eye of the needle.
“One can only be used for a month?”
“If I keep using it, I won’t mutate?”
Gu Changzhou broke off the syringe, threw it into the trash can, and mocked:
“What a sweet dream? I’ve been playing for you this time. There are only ten in the entire base. If you can use one, just smile.”
Lu Qiming pursed his lips, “It took almost a year to research such a small result?”
“Who doesn’t want to be faster? But we have to guard against zombie attacks every day, manage the order in the base, be responsible for the rations and living needs of hundreds of thousands of people, and fight against the bad weather here, and the experimental samples always have problems.
It has been less than a year since he left the city. It takes work to make such progress in a busy schedule. It is the result of everyone’s joint efforts.
Don’t stand and talk without back pain. “
He shrugged and made a shut-up gesture.
“Okay, I won’t say.”
Gu Changzhou said: “Now can you confess?”
He shook his head.
“I haven’t seen the effect yet, so wait for another two days.”
Gu Changzhou suddenly doubted his decision.
“Are you sure you’re going to play a rogue?”
Lu Qiming smiled lightly.
“Being so wary of a person who doesn’t even have the strength to get out of bed, is it because I’m too strong, or are you too incompetent?”
He didn’t bother to argue with him.
“According to the efficacy of the medicine, there should be an obvious reaction within three days. I’ll give you three days, and you have to say it all.”
Lu Qiming leaned back with a half smile on his face.
Three days are not long, but for him now, if he lives one more day, he earns more.
Either way, it’s a bargain.
The wind and snow beat the fuselage, and the cabin was a warm little world.
Yuan Mubing brewed two cups of instant coffee and handed one to Jiang Miao Miao.
She held it in her hand and took a sip. The scalding liquid made the tip of her tongue tingle, which made her much more comfortable.
Yuan Mubing sat down beside her.
“I’ve seen you.”
“Really? I don’t remember.”
Although the original body and the original heroine were classmates at the same school, they had never been in contact with each other. Her original body was busy with part-time jobs to earn living expenses. Basically, no one paid attention to her in school.
Later, she stayed in the city to hide, and the other party joined the rescue team, so there was no chance to meet each other.
“The night before the zombies appeared, someone recommended to me a video, which was you live broadcasting the list of supplies you purchased.”
Jiang Miao Miao was stunned for a moment before remembering that she had done such a thing before.
She didn’t overthink it at the time. She just wanted to remind someone if she could.
After all, she has grown up so much, she has never killed a chicken, and she is quite disturbed by watching so many people die without doing anything.
Thinking about it now, it’s actually a bit dangerous.
If someone had watched her live broadcast and come to grab something from her, she might not have had a chance to meet Lu Qiming.
Jiang Miao Miao laughed dryly, “Really?”
“Honestly, I thought you were ridiculous at the time.”
“But I was slapped in the face the next day, so I have always wanted to meet you in person and ask you.”
Yuan Mubing looked at her fixedly and said word by word, “Why do you know that the next day will enter the end of the world?”
Jiang Miao Miao thought for a while and found a reason, “My Tarot cards are quite accurate.”
Yuan Mubing frowned, “Just because of this?”
“That’s right, I’ve calculated the Tarot a dozen times before that, and the results of each time point to a sudden change in the world on that day.”
She spoke swearingly, but Yuan Mubing is a staunch atheist.
She doesn’t believe in ghosts and gods, she doesn’t believe in fate, and she doesn’t believe in these gods.
“I hope you will tell me the truth, and I assure you I will not tell others.”
Jiang Miao Miao said: “This is the truth. By the way, I know palm reading. Let me show you?”
Yuan Mubing stretched out her hand suspiciously, showing her the prints on her palm.
Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t understand anything. She pretended to touch it, raised her head, and said mysteriously:
“The person you like is by your side. He should be colleagues with you and belong to the rescue team?”
Yuan Mubing immediately pulled her hands away, “What kind of divination is this? It’s just nonsense.”
“His surname is Zhou. He is one year older than you and was injured recently, right?”
The other party’s expression changed immediately, and he stared at her in astonishment.
Jiang Miao Miao asked with a smile, “Am I right?”
“Have you asked someone else?”
“Where should I go to find out? You know, I’ve been hiding in the city for almost a year and haven’t had any contact with you at all.”
Could she have heard about it before the end of the world broke out?
It’s also unlikely. At that time, she and the other party only knew each other to the extent that they didn’t have many intersections.
The most important thing is that she has never told anyone that she likes him.
Yuan Mubing’s complexion changed repeatedly; he still dared not admit that the other party was right, but she couldn’t refute her.
Jiang Miao Miao was thinking about Lu Qiming, showing a little pleading.
“I can figure out your future. In exchange, can you find a way to save him?”
Yuan Mubing was a little embarrassed, “It’s not a question of whether I want to or not.”
“But didn’t you just say that you might have a solution? Don’t lie to me. As long as I can save him, I can do anything.”
Jiang Miao Miao became excited, and her eyes flushed.
Yuan Mubing shook her head.
“I mean, I can solve your predicament, not his.”
“Your divination has no scientific basis, but it is indeed very accurate. Maybe you can find a new way for the survivors. I have been committed to allowing capable women to participate in post-disaster reconstruction work, so here I am as the fourth rescue team. The identity of the vice-captain sends you an invitation. Would you like to join us?”
Jiang Miao Miao looked at her blankly.
Yuan Mubing thought she was hesitating, and she was persuasive.
“Joining the rescue team, you can enjoy the treatment of survivors in the base, with food distribution, medical assistance, and protection when necessary. And you only need to use your strengths and work hard with us.”
She hung her head in disappointment.
“You really can’t save him, can you?”
Yuan Mubing frowned, “Are you still thinking about this question? Isn’t it more meaningful to save all survivors and let humans return to the city than guarding a dying person?”
Jiang Miao Miao smiled wryly.
“It does make more sense. But the survivor already has you, and he only has me.”
Yuan Mubing was stunned.
“I have calculated that returning to the city will be successful, but it will take time. Now I have to cherish the time and go back to accompany him. Thank you for the coffee. It tastes good, goodbye.”
Jiang Miao Miao returned the cup to her, wrapped her clothes tightly, and walked out of the plane just in time to meet Gu Changzhou and others coming out of the plane. She was startled and hurried over to ask:
“What are you doing here? You just met him?”
The wind and snow were too heavy, and she was wearing a mask, so Gu Changzhou couldn’t hear what she was saying.
Since he was so angry with Lu Qiming, he had no interest in talking to this woman. However, before turning around, he suddenly thought that if his daughter was still alive, she should be about the same age as her.
“Dad, here is your medal for being the best dad in the world.”
The immature words heard more than ten years ago are still in his ears. At that time, his daughter had just learned to speak and knew the medal’s meaning. She immediately asked the nanny to take it with her and went to the street to buy him one.
How nice it would be if she was alive.
The root of Gu Changzhou’s nose felt sore, and he raised his hand to pat her head like a ghost.
Jiang Miao Miao was stunned for a moment, puzzled.
He returned to his senses, withdrew his hand suddenly like an electric shock, and walked quickly into the plane.
“Miss Jiang, do you want to go in? We have to lock the door.”
The subordinate reminded me.
Jiang Miao Miao glanced at the plane and walked quickly into the shelter.
The heavy door closed behind her, and warm air surrounded her.
Jiang Meimu couldn’t find her before, but now they met again, and excitedly ran over to hug her leg.
She stroked the dog’s head and walked towards the bedroom while undressing.
Lu Qiming was sleeping.
The bed was too short, and he was too tall, with both feet sticking out of the bed.
Jiang Miao Miao pulled the quilt for him, covered his toes, then went to bed and squatted down, quietly examining his face.
—Don’t stay by my side and don’t talk.
Suddenly such a sentence popped up in her mind. She smiled, held his hand, and said softly:
“I love you.”
Lu Qiming twitched the corner of his mouth in his dream as if he was dreaming of something happy.
Jiang Miao Miao closed the door and went to the kitchen to cook.
People have to eat when they are alive; when they eat, they have to choose what they like, eat more, eat more, eat more, and earn more.
As for what happens after death, let’s talk about it after death.
Lu Qiming couldn’t digest well, so she made porridge for him, prepared fried rice for herself and Jiang Meimu, served with pickled mustard beef jerky and orange juice flavored drink, put them on a clean white porcelain plate, and placed them on the dining table.
There is a bouquet of fake flowers on the TV cabinet, which she wipes spotlessly with a rag and puts on the table too.
From a distance, the meal looks decent.
“Okay, let’s have dinner.”
Jiang Miao Miao walked to the bedroom, ready to wake Lu Qiming. Still, when she opened the door, she found he was already awake, sitting on the bed with his back to her, not knowing what he was doing.
She called out cautiously: “Lu Qiming.”
The other party turned his head, his eyes still focused. She breathed a sigh of relief, patted her chest, and walked over.
“I’m scared to death. Go out to eat. I’ll help you.”
“You slap me.”
“…Why didn’t I know you still have this habit?”
Zombie viruses invade the brain, change people’s preferences, and turn him into a heavy taster? BDSM lovers?
Ho Ho, it’s scary.
Lu Qiming urged, “Hurry up.”
Jiang Miao Miao had no choice but to listen to him, raised her hand, and loudly slapped his face.
Lu Qiming: “…Who told you to slap my face?”
“You let me slap you.”
“Can’t I slap myself?”
Jiang Miao Miao was stunned, “Then I’ll do it again?”
Lu Qiming hurriedly refused, but he was very excited.
His face felt it!
The drug has already worked in the body to suppress the viability of the virus.
However, the time was too short, and the effect was not great. He still had to rely on Jiang Miao Miao’s support to walk to the dining table.
After sitting down, Lu Qiming snuffed his nose, smelling the aroma of the food faintly, and felt better.
Jiang Miao Miao scooped up a spoonful of porridge and became a qualified kindergarten teacher.
“Ah, open your mouth.”
He refuses, “I want to eat that.”
She looked and found he was talking about fried rice with beef, so she disagreed.
“You can’t chew that one.”
Beef uses teeth heavily to chew. If you lose a few teeth while eating, it will be too oozing.