Get To Know Your Ex-Girlfriend - Chapter 16
Hunting Legally (Arc 1)
The Escape 16
Everything fell to silence as the bell rang.
Someone peeks out of hiding, someone stops running.
Hell changed back to earth as if the struggle had never happened.
Shen Shuiyan originally thought she would have a hard time sleeping today after seeing ghosts and blood again, but it turned out not to be the case.
The sleeping quality of Xin Lan seemed to be surprisingly good, lying on the bed and closing her eyes she seemed to be able to fall asleep immediately.
Shen Shuiyan didn’t know whether she should say that this person was thick-skinned, or that she was too strong so there was nothing to worry about.
Under the influence of that breathing sound, she also fell asleep.
Shen Shuiyan remembered what Xin Lan had said that day about not waking her up, so she slept very peacefully, just in case she might accidentally smash into Xin Lan and wake her up, but when she opened her eyes the next day, she thought it might be Xin Lan’s that was a little more restless.
Xin Lan’s leg was pressed against hers, her hand resting on her waist, and her pretty face was a little more peaceful and soft, looking a little better behaved.
Shen Shuiyan inexplicably thought that Xin Lan looked like a sleeping tiger, neglecting her ferocity and looking so cute that people wanted to rub her hair, rub her face and kiss her but could only think about it, after all, when the beast opened its eyes, it was able to tear people apart and eat them raw.
A few minutes after Shen Shuiyan woke up, Xin Lan also woke up.
“Did you get any scent?” Shen Shuiyan sat up from the bed and moved her nose, smelling an indescribable stench.
Xin Lan didn’t say anything, just told her to get out of bed.
“It does feel like there’s something stinky coming from somewhere.” Xu Deng also sat up from her bed, rubbed her eyes and put on her broken glasses.
Shen Shuiyan’s toiletries had been taken to Xin Lan’s dormitory and Xu Deng was going back to her own dorm, watching the two people in front of her walk out as Xin Lan glanced back at Xiaochun.
“I hope you can take care of the rubbish you made.”
Xiaochun’s lips twitched in confusion and she nodded.
As Xin Lan was about to walk out, Xiaochun called out to her again.
“Can I join your team, I’ll give you all I have on me.”
Xin Lan shook her head and Xiaochun’s expression dimmed for a moment.
“Do you think I’ve done wrong?”
“I won’t interfere if there’s an issue, there’s no excuse for doing something to survive, but it doesn’t make it right.”
“But only one squad can survive, there are only three of you on the team, why won’t you let me join?” Xiaochun’s eyes were slightly red and she was very confused.
Shen Shuiyan didn’t wait outside for Xin Lan to come out and heard the commotion inside and poked her head in.
“I can do better than that new teammate you took in last night, I can do more for you, so why not let me join?” Xiaochun looked stubbornly at Xin Lan, wanting to wait for a result.
It wasn’t that she didn’t have any ideas, but after comparing their force levels with each other, Xiaochun knew she had no chance of winning against Xin Lan, but she wanted to get out of this hellhole.
“Did Zhou Ming Fang take a swing at you?”
Xin Lan asked coldly, causing Xiaochun to freeze.
Without another word, Xin Lan turned around and walked out the door.
Xin Lan rarely looked at the wrong person, and it was normal for Xiaochun to be repressing something in her mind from the school violence she had been subjected to before, but that was no excuse for her to make a mistake.
If she could, Xin Lan would only want her teammate to be kind and decent.
But in a situation as bad as this, how many people can hold their ground.
It’s not that Xin Lan hadn’t thought of taking Xiaochun out, but Xiaochun herself had done it.
She was not a saint, nor could she help all beings.
“What were you guys talking about, why am I listening to it in the clouds?” Shen Shuiyan had a little bit of understanding, but what they were saying was too cryptic, and there were things she couldn’t connect yet.
“Didn’t you just say there was a stench inside the room?”
“Inside that wardrobe opposite my bed, I reckon there’s a body in there.”
“Zhou Ming Fang?” Shen Shuiyan didn’t actually know who Zhou Ming Fang was, but probably guessed it was Xin Lan’s temporary bunkmate.
“Maybe.” Xin Lan couldn’t say for sure who was hiding inside the wardrobe, but already had the answer in her mind.
The reason why she knew that something had happened to Zhou Ming Fang too was because she had seen the blood spots on Zhou Ming Fang’s table and chairs, as well as the bracelet on the balcony.
That Bracelet Xin Lan had seen on Zhou Ming Fang’s hand, and Xin Lan had asked Zero Nine to scan the lawn under the balcony afterwards and learned that there was a dead body there.
But by relying on this it was not possible to draw a complete conclusion, and it was only when Xin Lan had just asked that the answer was affirmed.
“You knew about it last night?”
Xin Lan nodded.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
“Afraid you wouldn’t sleep well if you were timid.” Xin Lan said as if teasing, and with a stride of her long legs, she walked in front of Shen Shuiyan.
Shen Shuiyan froze at her back, then followed with a smile.
The tiger’s tenderness, ah, was really hard to resist.
At the same time he also had some curiosity about what kind of person she was supposed to be originally.
It should have been a cool and handsome girl, like now.
Iron Armour covering her body, seemingly capable of anything.
The place for the discussion, Xin Lan and the girls chose was the dormitory.
Shen Shuiyan took out one of her own, Xu Deng took out two, and Xin Lan took out five.
When Xu Lan saw the five that Xin Lan took out, she was glad that she was a teammate.
“We have eight here now, two of which can be put together, but only one of the edges, the others don’t fit together at all.”
Five for Xin Lan, one for herself, one for Tao Ling, one for the rules award, and two for the unknown deceased.
“Who said we only had eight, wait for me.” Shen Shuiyan took out a pen and paper from the table and drew things out as she remembered them.
“Is this a clue fragment?” Xu Lantern said with great surprise as she saw what she was drawing.
“Zou Yun Fei’s and theirs?” Xin Lan inquired, and Shen Shuiyan nodded.
Shen Shuiyan drew four of them out at once, and two of them could actually be matched up.
“Excellent.” Xin Lan raised an eyebrow at Shen Shuiyan and received a smile from the other party.
“According to what we saw last night, it will only get worse after that, so the three of us need to stay together and never act alone.”
Xu Deng nodded, it was just too dangerous to be alone.
“According to my experience, going to the classroom during the hunt and looking carefully may lead to a surprise, also during the class, if you can answer the npc‘s questions, you may be rewarded as well.”
“Does npc mean teacher, the teacher in our class didn’t ask any questions.” Xu Deng said.
“It might just be a probability.” Shen Shuiyan’s finger tapped on the table.
“Let’s not analyze the nature of this game, maybe it is a boring prank, anyway it must be a supernatural event, something beyond our perceived capabilities, the purpose of this game is to make the players involved kill each other, some times this game may not have an exit at all, but we have to believe it does. ” Shen Shuiyan looked at the twelve fragments in front of her, not counting the ones that could not be put together, they still needed thirty-eight more.
If everyone got a different one in their hands, there was no way to find that way out by collecting fifty of them.
“Follow me tonight and we’ll grab it.” Xin Lan put the pile of pieces away, her brow taking on a stoic look.
Seriously, she didn’t want to hit a woman if she didn’t have to.
But now was the time of necessity.
Xin Lan didn’t really have much pity in her heart, only a distaste for this kind of game.
“Robbing openly and honestly?” Xu Deng gulped.
There was simply no way to get someone to die willingly in this situation, and if it was to do some despicable act, Xin Lan was not too willing.
Xin Lan looked at her hands and narrowed her eyes.
She may not have been cut out to be an outright villain, but she still made excellent antagonist.
Xin Lan vaguely remembered her first world as Doomsday, as a madman who wanted to destroy the world.
She ended up dying in the gnawing of the zombies, and she had nightmares all night coming out of that one.
So each time she chooses to fade her memories and pull away from her emotions, remembering is all, it’s just too vague.
She’s getting better at her job, while her personality inevitably changes a little.
Gloomy, paranoid, agitated, crazy, that’s just a certain side of her.
She hoped that she still remembered that she had been a decent and kind person, but the truth was that when she faced this kind of game in seeing those people, she would not even consider them dead or alive.
When Xin Lan entered the class, Zou Yun Fei and the others were already sitting there.
When they saw Xin Lan enter, Zou Yun Fei and Chu Lu’s faces were sunken and ugly, especially Zou Yun Fei.
When he saw Xin Lan, his wounds from last night hurt even worse.
How could he be a man if this grudge was not avenged?
When Zou Yun Fei saw Shen Shuiyan beside Xin Lan, his mouth watered with bitterness.
Why did she have to stay with Xin Lan and betray their squad?
It was obvious that they had a better relationship, wasn’t it?
Zou Yun Fei kept staring at Shen Shuiyan, who had nothing to be uncomfortable about and instead gave a smile.
As always, she was polite and courteous.
However, Zou Yun Fei’s heart was on fire, feeling that Shen Shuiyan was provoking him.
Zou Yun Fei’s hand clenched into a fist and cursed the bitch in a low voice.
Chu Lu and Zhou Zhou’s faces also looked bad, and Zhou Zhou tugged at Zou Yun Fei, telling him to hold back.
Their four-man squad turned into three, two were still wounded, and with Xin Lan’s terrifying combat prowess, Zhou Zhou’s heart sank.
Zero Nine: Sister Lan! The ex-boyfriend is scolding Shen Shuiyan!
Xin Lan: Who is brain-dead? He doesn’t like Shen Shuiyan?
Zero Nine: According to my experience, the scum must have felt that Shen Shuiyan had betrayed him or something!
Xin Lan: Betray him, my ass, who does he think he is?
Seeing that Zou Yun Fei was still looking at their side, Xin Lan stood up and threw a book that hit Zou Yun Fei’s head with unerring precision.
“What are you looking at? Never seen a good-looking person?”
“You!” Zou Yun Fei’s forehead was smashed red, and with that bruised and swollen face, it was extraordinarily hideous and comical.
“If you don’t like it, hit me.”
Can you beat that? Snort.
What the author has to say:
Xin Lan: It’s not possible to be arrogant without being cocky! Even when you’re pinned down on the bed, you’re still arrogant!
there’s no excuse 未可厚非 (wèikěhòufēi): not to be censured too strictly (idiom) / not altogether inexcusable / understandable
help all beings. 普度众生 (pǔdùzhòngshēng): (Buddhism) to deliver all living creatures from suffering (idiom)
in the clouds 云里雾里 (yúnlǐwùlǐ): amidst the clouds and mist / (fig.) mystified / puzzled
npc A non-player character is any character in a game which is not controlled by a player. The term originated in traditional tabletop role-playing games where it applies to characters controlled by the gamemaster or referee rather than another player