Salted Fish Transmigrated Into An Apocalyptic Book: Chapter 52 (2/2)

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Chapter 52 (2/2)

Everyone is reluctant to leave their children behind. Still, parents with children are more complicated than others, and the final result is often that the whole family becomes zombies.

As mentioned in the original novel, the number of newborns in the refuge is extremely small, and the population growth rate is far less than the death rate.

The government very much hopes to increase the number of newborns. After all, people have hope only if they are alive. After returning to the city, they will be the main force for construction.

To this end, many measures have been taken, such as organizing blind date conferences and improving maternity benefits, but unfortunately, the effect is minimal.

Jiang Miao Miao understood this very well.

Who would be willing to give birth to a child to endure the same torture when they themselves are in danger.

The survivors rested in the dormitory for a while. They went out one after another at seven o’clock as if they were going to eat.

Liu Lan explained the location of the public canteen in this dormitory building, which is on the third floor.

So Jiang Miao Miao took out the aluminum lunch box that was given to her, left Jiang Meimu in the room and followed the crowd to eat.

As a former college student, she is familiar with places like cafeterias. However, when she actually arrived, she was still shocked by the crowded crowd.

There are tens of thousands of people living in a dormitory area. Still, there are only two or three cafeterias, and it is unlike a university where you can go out to eat or order outside.

Every mouth had to be fed by the cafeteria, and the long queue in front of the window made her doubt that she might not be able to eat before dawn.

However, the aunts in the cafeteria were much faster than she expected, and she arrived after more than an hour in line.

Jiang Miao Miao looked at the dishes in the window and almost wanted to escape back to the island.

A big bucket of potatoes, a big bucket of radishes.

There is a flesh color in the radish. It should be stewed pork ribs with radish. But the comparison between the numbers of the two is like a flock of sheep and a shepherd dog. You have to squint your eyes and search carefully to find the pitifully small figure.

The aunt held up the spoon and knocked on the barrel impatiently.

“Hurry up and tell me what to eat, don’t waste time.”

She had no choice but to say: “One meal, one radish.”

The aunt did it in three seconds. When she was still hesitating about whether to order more potatoes, the price was already displayed on the credit card machine – 33 yuan.


Jiang Miao Miao almost vomited blood.

A meal is 33 yuan, 100 yuan a day, 3,000 yuan a month.

Her credit card is only 2,000 in total. Doesn’t she have to go hungry for a few days every month?

Woohoo, she is going back to the island…

Enduring the heartache and swiping the card, Jiang Miao Miao returned to the dormitory with the poor meal.

The portion is not enough for one person, and a big mouth is waiting beside it.

She remembered that Yuan Mubing had given herself a steamed bun before, so she quickly took it out and shared it with Meimu, barely eating it half full.

In the original novel, she always wrote about how the base was short of food. She didn’t feel it when she read it, but now she has experienced it personally.

What should she do next? Hungry every day?

She brought back a lot of seafood but needed a pot or stove to eat.

After eating, she was worrying about how to wash the dishes when someone outside called for water.

She thought of the time-limited water supply that Liu Lan said and quickly took a bucket to pick it up under the faucet in the bathroom.


The faucet is like an old man who has asthma, making all kinds of strange sounds, and the water flow is pitifully small.

She squatted by the side and waited for half an hour but only received half a bucket of cold water, and no more water came out of the water pipe.

After another half hour, hot water began to supply.

Jiang Miao Miao brought a thermos bottle and received a small hot water bottle.

The water is brought down from the snow-capped mountains. It tastes good and has a sweet feeling, but there are a few impurities.

But the portion is really too small, and it’s not enough to drink, so what should she do when she takes a shower?

She poured a little hot water into the washbasin, then poured a little cold water, barely wet the towel, and wiped her body and face.

Just as she was about to go to bed, the female neighbor next door knocked on the door.

“You are new here, yo, there is such a fat dog.”

When she heard the word “fat,” the hairs all over her body stood on end, and she quickly explained.

“Not fat, not fat, just thick hair, puffy, not much flesh.”

The other party didn’t care too much and dragged her to chat for more than an hour and walked away with a big salted fish and two handfuls of scallops.

Jiang Miao Miao breathed a sigh of relief after finally sending the other party away. When she closed the door, she made up her mind in her heart: keep less contact with others in the future.

She wasn’t thinking about the material at all, and fighting or communicating with Lu Qiming was okay. Still, if she really socialized with people, she would be taken advantage of.

After late at night, the heating became colder for some reason, and she was still shivering with the quilt wrapped tightly.

Seeing that Jiang Meimu was also shaking on the mat, she pulled Meimu onto the bed and hugged Meimu to sleep.

Jiang Meimu was solid and fat, with her round belly pressing against her. Suddenly, it was rumbling inside, obviously not full at all.

She touched its wet nose and asked in a low voice, “Do you miss him?”

Jiang Meimu blinked.

She buried her head in its white fur, and her voice was distressed.

“I miss him so much.”

Ever since he chose to come back during the zombie tide, the two of them have never been separated, eating and sleeping together.

It was really uncomfortable to suddenly sleep without him by her side.

Jiang Miao Miao twirled the simple silver ring on her finger, imagining the stupid appearance of him getting up to polish the ring alone in the middle of the night. Tears wet the dog’s hair silently.

On the fifth day living in the base, her official ID card came down.

On the day she got the certificate, someone from the Human Resources Bureau came to arrange a job for her.

The visitor was a very gentle young lady, holding the computer and asking her:

“What did you do before? Did you have any requirements for the job?”

“I was a student before, and I only worked part-time in restaurants. If I requested……”

Jiang Miao Miao was a little embarrassed, but she asked truthfully, “Is there anything easier?”

Leaving Lu Qiming was already very sad. If she received another very hard job, she would not be able to eat enough every day and was half dead from exhaustion. That day would be unbearable.

The little sister couldn’t help laughing and nodded.

“Okay, I’ll look for it for you.”

She tapped on the keyboard for a while and pushed the screen over.

“What do you think of this? Canteen cleaners. They are mainly responsible for cleaning up leftover meals. The working hours are not long. It takes about two hours after each meal. They work about six hours a day, but you will get off work later than others.”

Busy for two hours after lunch…

It’s eight or nine o’clock for everyone to finish dinner, which means she won’t be able to get off work until at least ten o’clock. By then, the supply of cold and hot water will have stopped, and there will be no water.

Jiang Miao Miao asked, “Is there anything else?”

“And this, babysitter. The main job is to take care of children under the age of five. The requirements are good health, plenty of energy, and patience. There are three shifts a day, eight hours per shift.”

This sounds good, but she has never taken care of small children, and her patience is mediocre.

If a group of children were crying in front of her… God, kill her.

“That…is there anything else?”

The little sister helped her find it again. Except for medical treatment and weapons, there are basically no jobs that require technical skills in the base. Most of them are fairly basic and indispensable.

Jiang Miao Miao used to study design, but her original major was engineering cost, which is completely useless here.

After searching around, one was not as good as the other, and finally, she came back and chose to be a childcare worker.

Because the young lady said that the children don’t have any toys, if her dog is obedient, she can take them to play with them. And there is a private canteen in the kindergarten, which can provide a working meal.

This is undoubtedly a great temptation for her.

Leaving a work certificate, the other party left conveniently and asked her to go directly to the job tomorrow.

Thinking about going to work soon, Jiang Miao Miao was a little nervous. She took out her ID card, looked at it, and decided to call Yuan Mubing.

It is daytime, everyone is at work, and no one is in front of the communicator.

She dialed Yuan Mubing’s number and waited for a long time before getting connected.

The other party seemed to be outside, and the cold wind was blowing.

“Jiang Miao Miao? What do you want from me?”

“I don’t have the contact details of the lab and I’m trying to find them to set up a visitation time for this month.”

“Okay, I’ll get someone to transfer it for you.”

After waiting for a few more minutes, a soft female voice came from over there.

“Hello, this is the research room of Chen Hong’s classroom.”

Jiang Miao Miao reported her family name and purpose. The other party asked her to wait, and Chen Hong himself answered.

She has the impression that this person is the master in charge of vaccine research and development in the base and the pillar of the medical community.

The two discussed for a while and set a time to meet—five days later.

Before hanging up the phone, Jiang Miao Miao specifically asked: “Can you increase the number of visits? I can cooperate with all your requests, as long as I can see him.”

The other party was silent for a while, “I can understand your feelings, but… I’m sorry.”

“So how is he doing now?”

“It looks good so far, you can rest assured.”

Chen Hong was very busy, so he hung up the phone after speaking.

Jiang Miao Miao had nothing to do, standing in the corridor and looking ahead.

People’s lives have undergone earth-shaking changes, but they are still going on, and they have not become robots because of the pressure of survival.

In the dormitory on the left, a mother who just got off the night shift was beating her child. Behind a window in the dormitory on the right, a husky’s head poked out, envious of Jiang Meimu’s freedom.

She closed her eyes and took a deep breath, cheering herself up from the bottom of her heart.

Lu Qiming is working hard, and she has to work hard, at least not to worry him.

The next day, Jiang Miao Miao woke up early, went to the cafeteria to drink a bowl of 15 yuan multigrain porridge, and took Jiang Meimu to work by elevator.

Kindergarten is not far from her, and she will arrive soon.

The moment she walked in, she was delighted that she chose this place.

The base is cold everywhere, but here it is different.

There are colorful paintings on the walls, and the tables, chairs, and doors are cartoon-shaped.

A group of children were playing games in the classroom, and the silver bell-like laughter made her feel alive after being depressed for several days.

A female teacher who was also young saw her and came over and asked, “Hello, are you…”

Jiang Miao Miao handed over the employment certificate, and the other party understood it and called the principal.

The principal introduced the kindergarten to her and then assigned tasks.

As a newcomer, she is not familiar with the staff, so she is responsible for cleaning the garden and helping in the small cafeteria.

Jiang Meimu plays with the children.

At nine o’clock in the morning, Jiang Miao Miao received a mop and a rag and began to clean the classrooms one by one.

Two hours later, the canteen started cooking.

She immediately put down what she was doing and ran to help peel the potatoes.

After a whole day, it would be a lie to say that she was not tired, but on the way back, Jiang Miao Miao felt very fulfilled.

She worked for the base, and the base gave her food and a dormitory for her.

Every day that passed, there was one day less time to see Lu Qiming.

This kind of purposeful life is really very practical.

Today is almost over. As long as she works for another four days, she will be able to see Lu Qiming.

“Come on!”

She yelled this sentence to her reflection in the subway window, which attracted countless stares back in astonishment.

Kindergarten shifts are changed once a week. On the appointed day, Jiang Miao Miao asked a colleague to change shifts.

She went to see Lu Qiming during the day and returned to work at night.

The first night, she couldn’t sleep because of the excitement and kept simulating the scene of seeing him in her mind.

What should she say then? Does she want to bring him a present?

But firstly, she didn’t have anything on hand. Secondly, he was in isolation, so she wondered if things could be delivered to him.

The female neighbor next door heard that she would see her husband and lent her a new dress.

The neighbor was an editor of a fashion magazine before the end of the world and now works as a female worker in a paper rolling factory. When he ran away, he didn’t care about anything. She only brought a suitcase of the most precious clothes and shoes.

The one lent to her is the latest Chanel model.

Jiang Miao Miao put on her makeup with her cosmetics, put on a skirt, put on a snow jacket over it, and carried four salted bird eggs, which had been pickled or not, and took Jiang Meimu by hand for half an hour on the subway to the base see Lu Qiming on the other side.

The laboratory is much stricter. As soon as she entered the gate, her salted bird eggs and dogs were stopped, and she was not allowed to bring them in.

Jiang Miao Miao had no choice but to deposit them at the front desk first and went in alone to find what they called the meeting room.

The room is about twenty square meters, and a glass wall divides it into two.

The heating inside was fully turned on, so she took off her snow jacket and adjusted her hair to face the reflection on the window.

Before she could let go of her hand, she saw the door on the other side open.

Lu Qiming, whom she had been thinking about for a week, walked in from the door, wearing white clothes and trousers, and showed her a weak but bright smile.

“Miao Miao.”

His voice came from the intercom, and her nose was sore, and she almost shed tears.

Laugh, laugh, don’t let him worry.

Jiang Miao Miao sat on the chair and said with a simple smile:

“Hey, am I smart? I chose to come during the day so as not to miss you at night.”

Lu Qiming’s eyes were red.

“Well, very clever.”

Looking at his appearance, she felt extremely uncomfortable and quickly changed the subject.

“Do you think my dress is beautiful? Chanel’s.”

The corners of Lu Qiming’s mouth almost reached his ears, but he couldn’t speak.

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