This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 54 (1/2)
Lu Qiming pouted, “Are you with many people?”
“Well, there are more than a dozen team members. Haven’t they told you yet?”
“Told me.” He jokingly said, “But I thought they would throw you back to the base after they found out how lazy you are.”
Jiang Miao Miao raised her chin and snorted.
“Underestimate me! I have made a great contribution today.”
“Oh? How much credit? Let’s hear it.”
She was ready to show off to him when she suddenly thought of one thing.
“Why are you calling me so late? You can use the communicator now?”
Lu Qiming shook his head, “I exchanged this with them.”
“In exchange for what?”
“Use my handsome face.” He smiled and said, “From now on, your husband’s handsome face will not belong to you alone.”
“Okay.” Lu Qiming said truthfully: “I promised them to accept an observation plan. As compensation, they agreed to let me video with you once.”
Jiang Miao Miao’s heart instantly rose to her throat.
“What plan? Is it dangerous?”
“It’s not dangerous. It’s just to observe… to observe the reaction of a person with a high IQ like me under the zombie virus.”
She was dumbfounded, “How do you observe this? Throw you into the virus?”
“Fool, who would do that kind of thing.”
“How did they observe?”
“You will not understand.” Lu Qiming changed the subject, “Tell me about your situation.”
Jiang Miao Miao described today’s encounter in detail, deliberately avoiding dangerous plots, and only described in detail how they heroically took the supplies. It sounded quite bloody.
After listening quietly, Lu Qiming asked with a smile:
“Did you really experience it yourself? Did you read other people’s news and make it up to fool me?”
Jiang Miao Miao waved her fist at the camera.
“You deserve a beating!”
He smiled, eyes crooked, paused and said:
“It’s almost time. Is there anything else you want to tell me?”
Jiang Miao Miao put down her hands and looked at the face that was so close but far away, with mixed feelings in her heart.
There is so much to say.
Did he eat? Are you full? Are the clothes warm? Is it cold to sleep at night?
But this is all ridiculous nonsense, and it is useless to say it. It has no use except to increase anxiety.
“You are fine. I will go back to see you after my mission is over.”
After holding back for a long time, she said so.
Lu Qiming nodded seriously, “Okay, I’ll wait for you to bring me a gift.”
“Rest early, good night.”
The screen flickered and became pitch black.
Holding the communicator in frustration, Jiang Miao Miao sat in the plane for a while before returning it to Yuan Mubing and went to sleep.
At the same time, in the base laboratory.
Lu Qiming, who was lying on the operating table, handed the communicator to the person next to him.
The expert took the anesthetic and said to him:
“You need to receive general anesthesia. We will open a small hole in the back of your head and extract a little tissue for observation. Since we need to continue observing changes in your brain tissue afterwards, this hole cannot heal. We will take protective measures. You cannot perform any activities during this time.”
Lu Qiming asked, “How long will it last?”
“About a month.”
“Are you trying to make me a fool?”
He was rather skeptical.
The expert said: “We will control the amount of extraction, and it will definitely not affect your IQ. And because of the virus in your body, your self-healing ability is quite good, so you don’t need to worry about this.”
Good self-healing ability… No matter how strong the self-healing ability is, who wants to open a hole in the back of his head and leave it to dry for a month?
Lu Qiming closed his eyes and remained silent for a long time. The expert thought he was about to repent, but when he was about to persuade him, he suddenly said:
“Bring it on.”
This is the end of the matter. There is no way out.
The anesthetic was injected into the vein, and Lu Qiming quickly lost consciousness.
With the first success, the following tasks will cooperate more smoothly.
In addition to being an assistant to Yuan Mubing, Jiang Miaomiao also worked hard to improve herself and help the team members fight together.
It’s just that the work is too busy. She said before that she can rest after the task is over, but the orders come one after another, and there is no chance to breathe.
It was not until more than a month later that Jiang Miao Miao applied for a one-week vacation.
Yuan Mubing didn’t lie to her. She had already communicated with the laboratory and agreed that she would enter the sterile room to accompany Lu Qiming around the scheduled time.
But the premise is to cooperate with disinfection.
Compared with the joy of meeting Lu Qiming, this small request is nothing to mention.
Back at the base, she didn’t even go to the dormitory and ran directly to the laboratory.
After complicated disinfection steps, Jiang Miao Miao saw Lu Qiming, who was resting.
He was lying on a white hospital bed, wearing the same clothes as last time.
His face looked particularly weak, and his arms were so thin that the shape of his bones could be seen.
After entering the base, he never went out again; his skin color became much lighter, and he looked like he had been coated with caramel.
He was in a deep sleep, his chest heaving slightly. Thick eyelashes cast reflections on his face, giving him an unfamiliar sense of fragility.
“Mr. Lu, your wife is here to see you.”
The staff suddenly spoke up.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t want to wake him up, so she quickly asked him to be quiet, but unfortunately, she was a step too late, as Lu Qiming had already opened his eyes and sat up slowly.
His eyes were surprised.
Jiang Miao Miao had no choice but to say, “I’m on vacation for a week.”
“They allow you to come in?”
“Well, I could be here with you all day.”
Happiness came so suddenly that Lu Qiming was unprepared and didn’t know what to say for a while.
Jiang Miao Miao caught a glimpse of the back of his head and groaned.
“Are you injured? Why is there gauze there?”
He touched it and quickly said: “No, there is a small hole, and it will be fine in two days. Have you eaten yet? There is a kitchen in the laboratory, and I will ask them to make something for you to eat?”
The treatment given to rescue team members by the base is still very good.
After all, it is a hard-working job. At least three meals a day can be eaten, and there is hot food for every meal.
After Jiang Miao Miao went in, she never worried about food and clothing. She even saved a lot, saving it to bring back to Meimu.
She shook her head, looked into his eyes, and suddenly said:
“You close your eyes.”
“Listen to me. Close your eyes.”
Lu Qiming couldn’t figure out what she was going to do, but the other party suddenly came in front of him. Even if she wanted to punch him, he was happy.
Lu Qiming closed his eyes obediently. Jiang Miao Miao walked up to him, took out something from her pocket, and put it on his left ring finger.
He opened his eyes, and there was a simple ring on the base of his finger, which should be platinum in terms of color and luster.
“Does it look good? We passed by a jewelry store when we were doing the mission, and I specially chose it for you.”
Lu Qiming stared blankly at the ring. His eyes became wet instantly.
“This has been sterilized, and you will wear it every day in the future, so don’t lose it.”
He nodded and folded his fingers a little as if to hold the ring into his flesh.
The specialist came in and knocked on the door.
“It’s time for today’s test.”
Lu Qiming raised his head and said, “You can play alone for a while. I’ll be back soon.”
Jiang Miao Miao was very afraid of what those people would do to him and asked worriedly:
“Where are you going? What testing?”
Lu Qiming glanced at the expert, did not explain, just said: “Wait for me to come back.”
The assistant pushed the wheelchair, sat on it, and left with the expert.
Jiang Miao Miao was the only one left in the room. She turned around and saw that there were white walls all around. There was nothing to see, so she sat on the sofa and waited.
They stayed up fighting last night and barely closed their eyes from beginning to end.
When she came back today, she squinted for a while on the plane, but she was still very sleepy. After sitting down, the sleepiness surged up irresistibly, and she soon fell asleep.
After an unknown amount of time, the smell of food woke her up.
Jiang Miao Miao opened her eyes and found herself lying on the bed.
The scene in front of her was unfamiliar. After looking around and seeing Lu Qiming in the wheelchair, she realized where she was.
“Are you done?” She rubbed her eyes, lifted the quilt and got out of bed.
Lu Qiming hummed, “Lunch is ready. Do you want to eat first or sleep first?”
It was so hard to see him. It was not worth wasting time on sleeping.
There is a small round dining table in the room, and there are two dishes and one soup on the table.
Potato fried bacon, vegetable fried lettuce, seaweed egg drop soup.
These very common dishes before the end of the world are definitely the most luxurious enjoyment in the current base.
Can he eat these every day?
It seems that the laboratory really treats him well.
Jiang Miao Miao felt relieved, took his credit, picked up chopsticks and ate a piece of bacon.
Lu Qiming didn’t move, just looked at her with a smile.
“You eat, why don’t you eat? Do you want me to feed you?”
He shook his head, “I don’t have any appetite yet. You can eat first.”
Jiang Miao Miao ate for a while in doubt and asked, “Are you feeling unwell? May I ask someone to come and see?”
Since entering the laboratory, it is normal to feel unwell.
For the longest time, Lu Qiming didn’t eat for five consecutive days, relying on an infusion of nutrient solution.
He’s used to it for a long time, shaking his head.
“Let’s talk when you’re full.”
Jiang Miao Miao held the chopsticks, looked around, turned her back to the camera and asked in a low voice:
“If you can’t stand it, shall we escape?”
Lu Qiming’s eyes widened in surprise.
“I don’t care about the vaccine. I only care about you. We will go if you don’t want to be here.”
He laughed, “What childish words are you talking about? You don’t want to work in the rescue team?”
She can eat and drink in it without worrying and doesn’t need to face the zombies directly. Just does some auxiliary work, which is almost the most suitable job after the end of the world.
Throw it away casually and go out to live a wandering life with him again?
Jiang Miao Miao was anxious.
“You are only a child. What is work?”
He patted her head and leaned against the back of the wheelchair with a smile.
“No, really. Be patient for a while now, and when the vaccine is developed, I will be the hero of all mankind.”
Jiang Miao Miao expressed doubts.
She doesn’t know Lu Qiming yet? Not at all hero material.
If the trophy and the cigarette were put together, he would definitely take the cigarette without thinking about it.
“Don’t lie to me.”
Lu Qiming couldn’t help laughing, “Who lied to you? I’m a man. If you don’t believe me, go out and ask, which man in the world doesn’t want to be a hero?”
He looked at the ceiling and wondered.
“If I save mankind, the government will give me a lot of rewards when I return to the city, right? They will give me luxury houses and cars, which will cost me endless money. People will call me respectfully wherever I go. By the way, there must be many more. A beautiful woman throws herself into my arms. Oh, do you think it’s better to choose the white lotus type or the sexy and glamorous type?”
Jiang Miao Miao rolled her eyes wildly.
“It’s amazing. The doctor misplaced the medicine, right? He started talking in his sleep in broad daylight.”
Lu Qiming leaned over and asked with a smile:
“What kind of one do you think I should choose?”
“I think you are very good as a eunuch.”
“… Are you willing?”
“What’s my reluctance? Anyway, I only like your face, it’s best not to have other things. And after returning to the city, you are a hero, and I am not bad either. People who come out of the rescue team have no difference in life. By then, you will be old, and I will be young, so I can look at fresh meat everywhere. Young people in their twenties, which one is not better than an old man like you?”
Lu Qiming smiled wryly, “It seems that I have to watch you soon.”
She raised her hand to pat his face.
“It’s hard to watch, but if you are good to me, I can reluctantly consider spending more time with the old man.”
The two of you said something to each other as if returning to the original time.
Jiang Miao Miao had a full meal, Lu Qiming drank some soup,
The two lay down on the bed and chatted under the quilt.
Lu Qiming had to go to bed at night, so he wanted Jiang Miao Miao to stay, too.
But she was thinking about Meimu, whom she hadn’t seen for a month, so she left temporarily, went to the kindergarten to pick up the dog, brought it back to the dormitory and fed it delicious food.
The following week, Jiang Miao Miao accompanied Lu Qiming during the day, chatted with him, and told him interesting stories in and out of the base.
At night, she took Jiang Meimu home and fed him all the food she brought back.
Jiang Meimu, who had finally lost some weight, was fattened up again by her, and her buttocks twisted and twisted when she walked.
The good times always fly by quickly, and the vacation is coming to an end in the blink of an eye.
Yuan Mubing called and urged her to return to the team early.
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t know how to say goodbye.
She would probably be reluctant to leave if she said goodbye in person.
After thinking about it all night, he didn’t go to the laboratory at all the next day, sent Jiang Meimu to the kindergarten and left.
At eight o’clock in the morning, Lu Qiming woke up, expecting to see that familiar face as usual.
Chat with her naggingly, and have breakfast. If you ignore the surrounding environment, it is simply his dream life.
However, he was disappointed. There was only a cold wall in front of him.
There was breakfast on the table, and there was a nagging figure missing from the table.
The staff handed him a bag.
“This is from Miss Jiang. She has already returned to the team and said that she will come to see you next time she is on vacation.”
Lu Qiming didn’t take the bag and didn’t want to open it at all.
Leaving as soon as she said, coming as soon as she said, never saying hello, treating him as a vegetable garden?
Bullying him can’t catch up, can it?
The staff put the bag on the bedside table and went about their business.
Lu Qiming spent the day depressed, and before falling asleep at night, he couldn’t help but bring the bag over.
Inside was a red book and a piece of paper with a line written on it.
[Marriage registration has been opened in the base, but you can’t get out. I asked someone to open the back door and got a marriage certificate. You put it away. I’m in a hurry, anxious if I lose it. Don’t refuse. It’s useless to refuse anyway, haha.]
A woman’s voice seemed to read these words in his ear, and he could even imagine her domineering and triumphant expression.
Lu Qiming’s depression, which had been holding him back for a whole day, dissipated, and he happily opened the red book.
There are mugshots and identification information of the two on it.
Since he couldn’t go out to take pictures, the photos are P’s, and the original photo used was taken when he entered the laboratory to build a file.
He originally wore a black T-shirt, but the retoucher P created a white shirt with a collar.
Jiang Miao Miao leaned her head slightly towards him, smiling very sweetly, which set off his expressionless face as if he was forced to register.
Lu Qiming poked the head of the woman in the photo with a smile on his face, unable to get it off for a long time.