Salted Fish Transmigrated Into An Apocalyptic Book - Chapter 20 Part 1
Translated by : Zeta
Okay, If I’m gonna procrastinate, then I’m gonna do it!
(T/N: It had the word “咸鱼” internet slang which is kinda like “NEET” for japan novels, not sure if its appropriate to put on a chinese novel, same with the title pretty much)
Jiang Miao Miao stopped going outside. She stuck to her pc to watch movies after half-heartedly washed her face, taking a few packs of crackers as snacks-cum-breakfast.
Few hours later. Lu Qi Ming came out of the toilet, while passing by her he stopped.
“What are you watching?”
“Want to watch it together?”
She shrugged, indicating she doesn’t mind.
Lu Qi Ming sat by her side, naturally taking the half eaten pack of crackers to his mouth.
Two of them complained while watching the movie.
“This zombie is too ugly.”
“Even Jin Ban Tun is cuter than that.”
“WAAA! This heroine is super cool! I want to marry her!”
Since one movie lasted about two hours, by the time they were at the sixth movie, they couldn’t even open their eyes.
Jiang Miao Miao’s stomach was rumbling non-stop. She took a side-glance and said :
“Lu Qi Ming Can you go-”
She originally wanted him to cook. However when she turned around, she saw him leaning on her shoulder asleep. His cheeks were much thinner than they used to be because of illness. His facial features looked a lot more deep and profound.
She turned off her PC, cautiously put his head to lean against the wall, going to cook.
However he suddenly reached out his arm, hugged her waist and pulled her back, leaning his head back.
Jiang Miao Miao tried to break free, but didn’t manage to break free. She could only let him hug her and go to sleep too.
It was already daytime when she woke up.
There was nobody besides her. The scent of ham fried rice drifted here from downstairs.
She got up to go downstairs. When she was at the staircase, she saw Lu Qi Ming running upstairs with two plate-
“Go back, eat in the room.”
He shoved a plate on her hand, and held her shoulder to pushed her back into the room.
Turning on the PC, Lu Qi Ming excitedly asked :
“Do you have any more movies? Take them out.”
Seeing him being that excited, she didn’t want to be a buzzkill and opened her folder to find some movies, and then she found “Final Destination”. With fried rice on hand, they stuck together inside the room and started another lengthy movie marathon.
Lu Qi Ming came prepared, he cooked 6 servings of fried rice.
If someone got hungry during the movie, they only needed to send one of them to heat up the rice and bolts back upstairs. No need to leave the PC.
Jiang Miao Miao’s stamina can’t match up to him, her nerves were weakened by movies and fried rice. She finally couldn’t take it anymore and distanced herself, closing her eyes and stuffing her ears to rest up.
Lu Qi Ming is still full of energy.
“Don’t wash the car…… Don’t wash the car…… Damn, I said don’t wash the car!”
She freshened up her knowledge of him, but was unable to understand him-
“You never watched these types of movies?”
The movies were classics and famous, he didn’t look like he was living under a rock, how come he’s so excited?
Lu Qi Ming pouts “This is called single-minded.”
“Good movies never get old, even if you watch them one hundred times.”
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t believe him and tested him “Then I’ll ask you, who’s dying next?”
“……the side girl?”
“Heh, you’ve never seen it.”
Her gaze turned sharp and crawled to his side. Then she grabbed his neck-
“Spill it out, what were your jobs before?”
Lu Qi Ming showed her a face of virtue, “Prostitution.”
“B̲u̲l̲l̲s̲h̲i̲t̲! Tell me the truth.”
“It was actually……”
He then smirked and kissed her on the nose.
Jiang Miao Miao was shocked. She immediately backed off while holding her nose.
Seeing this was a very effective attack, he leaned forward to try it again.
“You shut up! You……”
She panicked and knocked over the keyboard. A folder popped up, Lu Qi Ming took a look at it, tilted his head and asked “What is Civilization 6?”
Jiang Miao Miao screamed, and covered the screen, but it was too late.
Lu Qi Ming clicked on the game.
When he took his hand off the mouse, it was already the next morning.
Jiang Miao Miao woke up when the clicking stopped. She rubbed her eyes and asked
“Not playing anymore?”
He lit a cigarette and slowly puffed out white smoke.
“Even if it’s destroyed, Imperialism still lives in my heart. Let’s go again”
Lu Qi Ming held his cigarette, started playing again.
Jiang Miao Miao’s eyes turned dark, knowing her right to use the pc was lost.
Eating fried rice three times a day ruined her stomach. And she had to go to the toilet.
She deliberately kicked Lu Qi Ming while she passed by but he didn’t respond, as if he was a stone.
Jiang Miao Miao shaked her head and left the room. And surprisingly found out that the corridor’s windows were open.
Did Lu Qi Ming open this for ventilation?
This is dangerous, what if a zombie crawled inside?
She didn’t even want to scold him. She closed the windows and went to the toilet.
While in the toilet, someone knocked.
Jiang Miao Miao sat on the toilet seat, exasperated-
“Weren’t you playing? Why are you here when you have games, you can just piss your pants.”
Both sides didn’t speak a single word, repeatedly slamming the door like it was an emergency.
She wore her pants to open the door, preparing to scold him.
Who knew after opening the door, it was not Lu Qi Ming’s weak face, but a heavily ruined face.
The person’s face had worms growing inside, wriggling under the gray dead skin. It stunk to a dizzying degree.
It smelled living people and opened his foul mouth facing her.
Jiang Miao Miao screamed madly, and immediately closed the door.
“AAAAAA!” She screamed inside.
Bang! Zombie was slamming the door outside.
Lu Qi Ming lifted his head and looked around
“Miao Miao, what’s up?”
Jiang Miao Miao didnt answer and kept screaming.
Lu Qi Ming made up his mind, took the pc and went out.
The zombie picked up his scent and then turned around.
He sent the zombie flying for several meters.
Zombie stood back up unsteadily only to meet his fist.
Left punch, right punch, and then slammed the notebook into the zombie.
The zombie was like a deadfish, convulsing on the ground.
Lu Qi Ming relaxed and knocked.
Jiang Miao Miao still screaming, her voice turning hoarse.
“Miao Miao, it’s me, open the door.”
He patiently assures her “ Don’t worry, the zombie has been dealt with, you can come out.”
Hearing a familiar voice caused Jiang Miao Miao to calm down, and carefully open the door. After confirming it was safe, she jumped into his arms and cried out loud.
Lu Qi Ming Apologetically pat her head.
“I’m sorry, I should’ve come out earlier.”
She looked at the zombie cautiously and asked
“Is it dead?”
Zombies didn’t have the concept of death, because they’re already dead.
To assure her, Lu Qi Ming kicked it a few times.
“Don’t worry, it wont bite you.”
“Can we throw it out?”
She remembered the scene when she opened the door, frightened
Lu Qi Ming answered her and opened the window, throwing the zombie out then immediately closed it.
Two of them walked downstairs. He sat her down and went to boil water. When he handed the water over to her, he felt her hands were as cold as ice.
“Are you still afraid?” Lu Qi Ming looked apologetic, “I will go find security windows, it won’t happen again.”
Jiang Miao Miao was conflicted.
It wasn’t him that let the zombie came in, so he didn’t have to apologize
She was scared to death just now, and did not have the strength to comfort him.
Lu Qi Ming looked at her pale face and hugged her, patting her back.
“Don’t be afraid, Im here, we will be fine”
In these times, the warmth of the same kind was the biggest reassurance.
Jiang Miao Miao hugged his toned body and leaned towards his shoulder to cry.
After a while, she remembered an important thing. She rubbed her eye and asked
“How did you win the fight against the zombie? Its strength is crazy, and it isn’t afraid of pain.”
Stunned, Lu Qi Ming replied “Ah…… I had a weapon.”
He went to the door near the toilet and picked up the notebook. The notebook’s battery was gone, screen smashed and it had sticky yellow-white stuff on the shell, it must’ve been the zombie’s brain
Jiang Miao Miao “……”
He grabbed his hair “I’m sorry, I was in a rush and picked it up by the side……”
“Give back my computer!”
“Yes yes, don’t resort to violence.”
“Give back my computer!”
“But I saved your life.”
“Give back my computer, you a̲s̲s̲h̲o̲l̲e̲!”
She had several hundred movies, single-player video games, her one and only precious pc, and now it’s gone!
Jiang Miao Miao cried her heart out. She’d rather have the zombie take her than this.
Seeing her reaction, Lu Qi Ming can’t help but feel ashamed, and comfort her
“Don’t cry please, I’ll find another one.”
T/N: This is my first time translating a novel, please go easy on me. Im gonna be honest this was harder than expected since there were a lot of Chinese specific words that cant be translated thus resulting in an MTL-looking translation. I’ve done my best to try to make it flow as well as possible while sticking to original meaning.
the translation pace will pick up once I get used to the rhythm.
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