This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 48 (2/2)
Gu Changzhou and his subordinates were not found and rescued until the next morning.
The first thing he did after returning to the base was to find someone to find out where they were and to capture those two people back.
The plane parked at the door disappeared, and they must have driven it away. The plane has a positioning system, and it can be found even if it escapes to the ends of the earth.
However, the operator was busy for a long time and finally shook his head at him.
Gu Changzhou stared at the screen, frowning with thick eyebrows.
Could it be that Lu Qiming damaged the positioning system? Zombies are everywhere outside. Where are they going?
He was still trying to find a way to arrest someone when a phone call from the laboratory asked him to go over immediately.
Gu Changzhou hurried to the laboratory and met his old friend Professor Chen Hong, an expert in virus research.
As soon as the other party saw him, he immediately grabbed his hand and asked, “Here is the body of the experimental sample you brought back last time?”
Lu Qiming Face appeared in his mind, and he shook his head.
” I don’t know. What’s wrong?”
“Is epidermal tissue containing the original virus strain that we haven’t found for a long time? He is the patient zero we are searching for! As long as he is there, vaccine research will make a great breakthrough! Find him quickly. Bring him here. Hurry up!”
After nearly a year of research, the base has a general understanding of the zombie virus.
The virus was named CCI by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. It is a new type of virus mainly transmitted through blood, body fluids, respiratory tract, skin contact, etc. It may also cause different degrees of infection.
CCI first appeared three years ago, causing a large-scale infectious disease outbreak among nearly 10,000 newborns from different countries.
The patient’s skin is ulcerated, the mouth and nose are bleeding, and the brain is damaged. The fatality rate is extremely high. Even if they survive by chance, they cannot grow up like normal people.
It was mixed with other viruses at the time, fooling researchers into thinking they had cured the infectious disease.
It wasn’t until nearly a year ago that the zombie wave broke out. Experts resumed their investigation, and they discovered that CCI had already infected nearly 60% of the world’s people through a special method.
It is mixed in various vaccines.
When the virus enters the human body, it does not immediately become ill. On the contrary, within a certain period of time, it will improve human immunity, increase wound recovery, and improve the vitality of cells in the body.
Therefore, the virus spread widely around the world for several years without being discovered.
During this period, the virus mutated several times in the human body. Finally, it showed symptoms, turning the living into a dead body with strong attack power, showing terrible infectivity, and it was out of control.
Over the past year, after countless investigations, deduction, and discussions, experts finally determined the source of the virus— a secret organization called the Peace Council.
The organization’s members are all social elites and the criteria for membership are the personal property of at least US$5 million and recommendation of more than five members.
They are all engaged in professions such as lawyers, doctors, and finance, so there are not many of them, but they have considerable power.
The goal of the Peace Society is to reduce the number of human beings and establish a society with sufficient resources, a clear hierarchy, and concentrated wealth. It has implemented countless plans in the past century, but all ended in failure.
CCI was their only success, and it changed the world forever.
It’s just that the power of the virus is far beyond their imagination. The organization was disbanded after the zombie outbreak, and most of its members died, leaving the survivors in this mess.
The Peace Society does not have the ability to independently develop viruses. They traced the source and found that more than 20 years ago, they had hired a group of people to steal the experimental results of a medical university laboratory that had yet to be announced.
After the university called the police, the police pursued it worldwide for many years. Still, with no results, they could only let it go.
Viruses didn’t stop evolving.
Humans have turned into zombies, and the virus continues to mutate in the body. The speed far exceeds the progress of vaccine research, which has delayed the start of the plan to return to the city.
However, suppose the original virus strain is found. In that case, it will definitely be a powerful boost for research, and breakthroughs are likely to be made.
Therefore, that person must be found!
Only then did Gu Changzhou realize what a ridiculous mistake it was to let Lu Qiming go?
He didn’t waste time regretting it but immediately organized his manpower and launched a blanket search, which was bound to find those two people.
The sky is dark blue, with a faint hint of a fish belly in the distance.
Jiang Miao Miao was wearing a helmet and sitting in the co-pilot seat. Although Lu Qiming had taught her the purpose of each button, she still had no idea.
“Are we flying too low?”
When flying in the past, they were clearly above the clouds, but now they are clearly below the clouds.
Lu Qiming had a relaxed expression as if he was riding a scooter on a wide road.
“Really? Are you sure?”
“Don’t worry. I will let you land safely.”
The other party hadn’t broken his promise so far, so Jiang Miao Miao’s heart was a little more stable. She looked at the console seriously and began to imagine her future life in her mind.
They have almost everything now.
For food, Lu Qiming brought all the military rations from the shelter, plus the stock on the plane, enough for them to eat for at least two or three months.
Weapons, there are more than a dozen guns of all kinds, with sufficient ammunition, and weapons that can be used with bare hands, such as flash | light | bombs and high-explosive mines.
The only thing to worry about is fuel.
According to the current flying speed, Lu Qiming has checked, and the remaining fuel is enough for them to fly for six hours at most. That is to say, they can cross a continent.
What should we do then?
Landing on the ground to find oil?
The aircraft uses special aviation gasoline. Where can they find it?
But what if they don’t leave them after landing, they find a place to live, but it is found by Gu Changzhou?
There are so many of them the strong will definitely not be able to beat.
Jiang Miao Miao was very worried, but Lu Qiming hummed happily.
After listening to his humming for a while, she was relieved.
Who cares? Since he’s escaped now, he’ll have a good time.
At that time, there was really no way out. At most, it is death.
She is no longer afraid of death.
Jiang Miao Miao studied the helmet while paying attention to the console.
She didn’t know where she came across, but a burst of music was in her ears.
She froze for a moment, then hummed along with the music.
Lu Qiming glanced at her, changed his tune, and sang a tone-deaf chorus with her.
Three hours after the flight, the effect of the sleeping pill wore off, and Jiang Meimu woke up.
It looked at the strange surroundings and whimpered uncomfortably.
Jiang Miao Miao happened to be cutting songs. When she heard a voice from behind, she cast a questioning look at Lu Qiming.
Lu Qiming nodded.
“”o, look at it, and make breakfast, by the way.””
The two set off early in the morning, and they hadn’t even had a sip of water since the flight, so they were already hungry.
Jiang Miao Miao took off her helmet, ran into the cabin, and picked up Jiang Meimu.
Both humans and dogs were covered with blood, and the smell of blood surrounded the sensitive dog’s nose.
It couldn’t move its body. It could only turn its eyes, looking very aggrieved.
Jiang Miao Miao comforted it with a smile.
“Meimu, you’ve done a great job this time. Come, drink some water, and I’ll make chicken fried rice for you.”
She opened the water glass, fed it a little, put it back on the ground to let it continue to drink, and opened the food box alone.
It was full of packs of military rations, which were delicious, convenient, and full. She was delighted to see it and wished to celebrate with firecrackers, like a little village girl who found a good harvest.
What are we eating today?
Every meal is beef fried rice. She is tired of eating this. Let’s have some fried noodles.
Jiang Miao Miao took out three staple foods and soaked them in water.
When she turned around, Jiang Meimu could already crawl onto the ground.
She left one copy for it and carried the other two into the cockpit.
Lu Qiming turned on the autopilot system, took off his helmet, and took the plate.
Jiang Miao Miao was very nervous, “Just eat like this? Will the plane crash?”
They managed to escape, and dying in an airplane crash would be too embarrassing.
Lu Qiming took a look at her, “Eat yours. What are you thinking?”
“Are you sure nothing will happen?”
“”Don’t worry, I’ve flown more planes than you’ve ridden bicycles.””
Jiang Miao Miao was dubious, sat back in her seat, and ate noodles.
The sky was completely bright and blue.
A large white cloud floated slowly from a distance, so close that it seemed as if it could be touched.
She hadn’t seen this kind of scenery before, she was so amazed that she forgot to eat and couldn’t bear to blink.
Lu Qiming quickly finished the fried rice, and his eyes fell on the fried noodles in her hand.
“Can you eat it?”
Jiang Miao Miao: “”.. Don’tyou feel full?””
He was confident, “”Healing an injury requires more nutrition.””
“”Okay, you take it and eat it.””
Jiang Miao Miao gave up her breakfast and leaned on a chair, looking out the window in the morning.
Lu Qiming said, “”o get another copy.””
“”No, I’m not hungry.””
She overlooked the city on the ground, thinking about the issues she cared most about.
“Here are we flying to?”
Lu Qiming stuffed a big mouthful of noodles into his mouth and said vaguely: “safe place.”
“Is there still such a place now? Even if there is, it must have been occupied by survivors.”
“The earth is so big. There is always a place for us.”
Lu Qiming swallowed the noodles and raised his eyebrows at her.
“With me here, what are you worried about?”
She chuckled, her eyes curved.
“It’s really narcissistic.”
Lu Qiming shrugged his shoulders, finished his noodles in a flustered manner, finally filled his belly, and continued to fly the plane.
They passed over cities and saw mountains, fields, lakes, and vast oceans.
When there was about half an hour left of fuel, Lu Qiming reminded Jiang Miao Miao.
“We’re almost landing.”
“Really?” She pulled herself together, thinking she was finally helpful, “What am I going to do?”
“You go take a shower.”
“Shower? At this time?”
Lu Qiming said: “There are still zombies in the city. Do you want to be torn apart if you continue wearing this?”
She reacted suddenly, with lingering fears in her heart, hurriedly went to find mineral water in the cabin and washed herself and Jiang Meimu clean.
Before leaving, she forgot to take her clothes, and the dirty clothes were covered with blood, and only her underwear was barely wearable.
After searching for a long time, Jiang Miao Miao found a large army green T-shirt, put it on loosely, and returned to the cabin.
“Washed? Come and see this…”
Lu Qiming was about to teach her the buttons to operate when landing, but when he turned around, he stared at her, stunned.
The woman has clear eyebrows, wet hair draped over her shoulders, water drops rolling down her collarbone, and straight white legs under the dark clothes.
She was startled, pointed to the front, and said, “Look at the road! Watch the road!”
Even if you don’t worry about being hit by other planes, you can’t be so casual.
If it falls, even the ashes will be hard to find.
Lu Qiming quickly looked back and rubbed his nose.
“Why are you dressed like that?”
“You think I want to? There are no clothes to wear. If you go down later, you must find a supermarket to get clothes.”
She also needs to take the aunt’s towel. She has been relying on a piece of night use until now, and there is a risk of side leakage at any time.
“”y the way, what do you want me to see?””
Lu Qiming settled down and focused on teaching her.
The operation is simple. She only needs to complete a few steps.
But there are too many buttons, densely packed, which makes her very nervous, afraid that she will press the wrong button.
After he finished teaching, Jiang Miao Miao stared intently at the console, silently repeating the sequence of steps in her heart.
The fuel was about to run out, and Lu Qiming issued an order.
She held her breath, took out the concentration she hadn’t had in the college entrance examination and finished her task in one go.
Ten minutes later, the plane landed steadily on an open field.
The two packed up their things and observed the surrounding environment before opening the door.
This is a very small prefecture-level city. The airport is small, there is only one terminal building, and there are signs in English on the outside.
The plane was probably used to transport survivors during the zombie outbreak, and now the parking lot is empty, only theirs.
As far as the eye can see, no zombies have been seen for the time being.
There was a white ferry not far away. Lu Qiming lifted the biggest bags and carried the gun on his shoulder. If there was danger, he could fight back within seconds.
“Go, let’s go.”
Jiang Miao Miao hummed, carried the remaining bags, and followed him out.
Jiang Meimu had regained its strength, and with its half-dried dog fur, it trotted behind them.
The two of them and a dog transferred from the plane to the shuttle bus and drove towards the outside of the airport.
The car’s speed is too slow, the body is long, and it is very awkward to drive.
So when they arrived at the parking lot outside the airport, they changed into a dusty SUV and drove down the main road outside the airport.
Passing by a small supermarket on the way, Lu Qiming parked the car outside, picked up his gun, and asked:
“What do you need?”
Jiang Miao Miao was surprised, “Are you going down alone? LLet’sgo together.”
“Let me hurry up. You stay in the car and don’t move.”
She thought about it and agreed.