This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 54 (2/2)
Jiang Miao Miao was sure that the plot had been changed by her.
According to the original setting, only two people from the rescue team survived in the finale.
One Yuan Mubing, one former hero.
But because of her guidance, everyone avoided danger repeatedly, and none of them died so far.
Undead is a good thing, but the plot has been changed. Will it affect the subsequent plot?
Her divination ability is fake. After all, what if there is a sudden change and greater danger?
Jiang Miao Miao stayed on the rescue team for a year, and what she experienced was more and more different from the original text.
Just when she feared the plot would be completely out of control, good news came from the base – the vaccine was successfully developed.
This vaccine is aimed at uninfected humans. It only needs one injection course to be immune to the CCI virus for life. Even if it is bitten by a zombie, there is no need to worry about the risk of infection.
Experts have conducted many human trials, and the results are all satisfactory, with the antibody production rate reaching 99.8%.
All rescue teams were called back urgently and lined up to receive injections.
Jiang Miao Miao also took a course of treatment. On the first day, she had a mild low-grade fever. On the third day, she underwent a test, which showed that she already had antibodies in her body.
With the successful development of the vaccine, can Lu Qiming regain his freedom?
She couldn’t wait to find him but was called to the office by Yuan Mubing’s call.
All the team members were called to the office, and the rescue team’s captain, also the hero of the original text, announced the new mission.
“From now on, we will assist the army to eliminate zombies and gradually expand from the periphery of the base to every city. The elimination of zombies must be precise, and no omissions should be left. At the same time, we must try our best to protect the buildings and natural environment in the city and reduce the difficulty of post-disaster reconstruction.”
“Missiles and other weapons that have too much impact cannot be used in the mission. Ground propulsion is mainly used, relying on guns and auxiliary measures to eliminate zombies one by one.”
“The dead bodies were transported to designated places and destroyed in a centralized manner. The plan to return to the city has started, friends. We are going home.”
This is the sentence that the survivors of the post-apocalypse are most looking forward to. When he finished speaking, the team members rushed over uncontrollably and threw him high.
There was laughter in the office, and outside the office, the supreme leader’s speech was being played on the big screen, announcing the news to everyone.
People walk in the streets and alleys, rejoicing, and the lifeless base has never been more lively than before.
Jiang Miao Miao stood at the office door, looking at the carnival people in front of her. Her feet were about to move.
Putting a hand on her shoulder, Yuan Mubing said:
“I called the lab, but he still can’t come out.”
“Why?” She couldn’t understand, “He has completed his mission, hasn’t he?”
“Probably, there are other things that haven’t been done yet. Don’t worry. Go out with everyone on the mission first. There must be a chance to meet each other.”
At that moment, Jiang Miao Miao’s brain was as sober as ever before.
Yuan Mubing was stunned, “What?”
“When I regret it, I can freely choose to quit the rescue team. This is the promise you gave me at the beginning.”
The next plot is already unknown, and she can’t play a big role.
Compared with killing the zombies, what she wanted to do more was to greet Lu Qiming as soon as he came out.
Yuan Mubing persuaded her, but she made up her mind and insisted on quitting.
The other party had no choice but to give up, issued her a resignation certificate, and called up the file.
Jiang Miao Miao called the laboratory and asked them to pass on the news to Lu Qiming. Then, she took Jiang Meimu back to the dormitory and started working as a childcare worker again.
Returning to the city is a huge project that cannot be realized in the short term.
It still took almost two years for the government to mobilize all available troops to completely clear the territory of zombies.
During this period, Chen Hong developed a new drug extracted from CCI, which can greatly improve human disease resistance, self-healing power, and life expectancy without side effects.
In the third year after the start of the plan, the survivors were sent to the safe city in batches and began to rebuild with the assistance of the army.
Jiang Miao Miao was assigned to the third batch, and she voluntarily applied to return to the city where she and Lu Qiming had lived for almost a year.
The number of people in this group is 7,000, but what needs to be rebuilt is a supermarket metropolis with a population of more than 20 million permanent residents. The task is quite arduous.
After arriving, they lived together in a community. They first built necessary public places such as kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, and canteens to restore electricity, water, electricity, and natural gas. They worked hard to get closer to their living standards before the end of the world.
Due to insufficient staffing, adults do multiple jobs.
Jiang Miao Miao was promoted from a childcare worker to an elementary school teacher, specializing in teaching elementary school mathematics.
Jiang Meimu still works in the kindergarten. Because he is loved by everyone, he has become a mascot. His head is made into a school badge and hung on the kindergarten gate.
After teaching every day, Jiang Miao Mmiao went to pick it up. One person and one dog continued to work part-time – driving a rusty car, driving around the city, registering the number of houses and the degree of damage.
Walking on the street where he and Lu Qiming once walked together, although they still couldn’t meet each other and could only communicate by phone, Jiang Miao Miao was extremely happy in her heart and was full of energy in everything she did.
The person who was full of frustration and had no attachment to life has completely become a thing of the past.
That evening, she came to a familiar neighborhood.
Pushing open the wooden door soaked in water, a wall of photos came in front of her.
Dozens of photos were pasted on the wall, some of her wearing a new dress, some of Lu Qiming riding a ladder to repair a window, and some of her feeding Meimu.
Due to being soaked in water, the photos are all blurred, with only a vague outline left.
But she recognized it at a glance—this was their former home.
The photos, the pot rack in the kitchen, and the solar panels upstairs hold her most cherished memories.
She couldn’t take other things with her, so Jiang Miao Miao carefully removed the photo and put it in a plastic bag, preparing for life to return to normal in the future. She asked someone to help restore it later.
She wanted to find something else, but unfortunately, it was all washed away by the flood.
Jiang Meimu was sniffing around in a moss-covered corner and suddenly barked.
Jiang Miao Miao thought that there were zombies that had been missed, and her first reaction was to hold the gun in her pocket tightly and walk over to check.
Fortunately, there were no zombies, only a fat toad, which quickly got into the hole in the wall.
Jiang Meimu stretched out his claws to plan, but after digging for a long time, it still didn’t come out.
She breathed a sigh of relief and couldn’t help but smile.
How wonderful! Life returns to the earth, and everything is thriving.
At eight o’clock at night, the day’s work is over, and one person and one dog drive home.
There was a material distribution point at the community gate. Jiang Miao Miao took her and Meimu’s food for a week and prepared to cook dinner.
The most indispensable thing in the new era is houses. There are more houses than people, and many people live in big mansions alone.
But she doesn’t like to live in a house that is too big. She feels empty and scared and doesn’t bother to clean it up, so she only applies for a small apartment of 50 square meters.
The apartment has complete water and electricity, and the gas pipeline has also been repaired.
The previous furniture and electrical appliances were damaged by water. They could not be used, and the supply of newly produced ones was in short supply.
Therefore, the only furniture in the room is a bed, a simple set of tables and chairs, and the only electrical appliances are light bulbs.
After entering the door, Jiang Miao Miao put the food on the table, thinking about how to eat it.
In the bag was a bag of rice, a bag of coarse grains, a large bundle of water spinach, five eggs, a catty of meat, a pile of potatoes, a few heads of garlic, a few slices of ginger, and some seasonings.
She ate alone, and she was too lazy to spend time researching. Usually, frying a plate of potato chips can handle a few meals.
Jiang Meimu is not picky. As long as it can fit in the mouth, anything will come. Because of its popularity in kindergartens, children always feed it snacks, and there is never an empty stomach.
According to past habits, dinner was fried potatoes again. Still, Jiang Miao Miao wanted to try a new dish today and practice her skills.
A few days ago, she had a phone call with Lu Qiming, and the other party said that all his tasks had been completed and he would be back soon.
The two are legal couples. Of course, they have to live together.
She has suffered so much, so of course, she will enjoy two days of blessing.
Lu Qiming likes to eat meat, so let’s make braised pork.
Jiang Miao Miao made up her mind and began to prepare materials.
Rock sugar, pork belly, green onion, ginger, and garlic… are all precious ingredients that she is reluctant to use.
She learned by doing; it took 30 minutes to make it look like what she remembered.
Just about to taste it, the mobile phone placed on the dining table in the living room suddenly rang.
The mobile phone is uniformly issued by the government. It was once very popular for the elderly. Its functions are as simple as making calls and text messages. When a call comes in, it will announce the number loudly.
The survivors each had one, and no one protested.
Basic calls can be made because only the signal tower has been repaired so far. As for functions such as watching movies online and playing games, people’s lives can be guaranteed first before starting to think about it.
Jiang Miao Miao put down her chopsticks and went to answer the call.
A familiar voice came from inside, and she immediately raised the corners of her mouth.
Lu Qiming asked, “What are you doing?”
“Ready to eat? How about you?”
“What food to eat?”
She leaned on the table and said with a smile:
“The dishes I ate are really good, delicacies from mountains and seas, abalone and lobster, go envy.”
“It’s so good? I don’t believe it.”
“If you don’t believe me, come and see for yourself.”
He had already said that he would come back, but there was no one there.
Hmph, dishonest guy.
Lu Qiming was silent for two seconds, then suddenly said:
“Then I’ll go see it.”
Jiang Miao Miao still thought he was joking.
“Come on, you are a dog if you don’t come.”
Tuk tuk –
There was a knock on the door.
She froze suddenly and asked in surprise, “Who is outside?”
Lu Qiming chuckled, “You’ll know if you look at it.”
Jiang Miao Miao’s palms were sweating with excitement, and she was afraid that he was playing tricks on her, so she walked over, holding her breath, and opened the door.
A tall man with simple clothes and a handsome face stood in the corridor. With a suitcase in his hand, he raised his eyebrows at her.
Jiang Miao Miao: “!!!”
Jiang Meimu rushed forward and rode his legs skillfully.
“…” Lu Qiming kicked it far away and asked, “Can I have a look at your dinner? I haven’t seen such a good meal before.”
She was red-faced and still holding the mobile phone she forgot to hang in her hand.
Lu Qiming walked right past her, put down the box, broke into the kitchen like an old acquaintance, pinched a piece of braised pork, and put it in his mouth.
“Well, it’s delicious but not sweet enough.”
Jiang Miao Miao stood outside the kitchen door. She was so surprised that she didn’t react until now and was dumbfounded.
Lu Qiming sucked the gravy off his fingers, looked back at her, and found that she was wearing a hoodie printed with lemons. Her hair was long and draped behind her head. She looked very much like they first met and suddenly felt a little funny.
“This is your home?”
He walked into the living room, looked around, and asked.
Jiang Miao Miao was confused, “Yes.”
“How many people live here?”
…Why do these words sound familiar?
She recalled carefully, suddenly realized, cleared her throat, and said:
“Two, me and my husband, and a dog.”
“Yes, he is a special soldier, super powerful. He will punch you to the sky if you dare to bully me.”
“So powerful?” He pretended to be surprised.
“Well! So, go away, or you will be in trouble when he comes back.”
Her full-mouthed look was so cute. Lu Qiming smiled so much that his eyes narrowed. He raised his arms to hug her and kissed her on the forehead, which he had been thinking about for several years.
“Honey, I’m back.”