Get To Know Your Ex-Girlfriend - Chapter 19
Hunting Legally (Arc 1)
The Escape 19
Xin Lan looked over somewhat strangely, only to see Shen Shuiyan rubbing her hands together self-consciously, trying to keep her hands warm.
“Go to bed first, and put your hands under the covers.”
Shen Shuiyan nodded, a slight reluctance crossing her heart as Xin Lan pulled her own hand away.
The little tiger’s hand is so warm, like a heating pad, you want to hold it in your hand all the time, and it feels so much better than a heating pad.
The way the little tiger was so gentle, it simply made hearts melt.
It is obviously very beautiful looking and just seems demonic, but when she raises her eyes, she can feel that cold current, but it is like a burning blaze.
One knows it is precious and one knows it is not to be tainted.
But when she lowered her eyes and covered her hand to keep her warm, that little bit of tenderness made people fall in love with her.
Shen Shuiyan could hardly describe her feelings in simple terms, not just ‘shock’ or ‘pleasure’.
It was a sudden loss of the frequency of the heart rate, like the collapse of a snow mountain or the melting of ice and snow, making one’s mind go blank for a moment.
Shen Shuiyan undressed and got into bed, Xin Lan was already lying down on her side and closed her eyes.
“Why do you always fall asleep so quickly?”
That was an enviable quality of sleep.
“Sometimes you can appreciate the preciousness of sleep when you don’t have it.” Xin Lan said with her eyes closed and continued to sleep on her own.
Shen Shuiyan watched her thoughtfully, what did ‘no sleep’ mean, it should be something that Little Tiger had experienced before, it didn’t sound like a good thing.
Shen Shuiyan didn’t think much about it, as she couldn’t think of anything anyway, so she simply lay down and went back to sleep, still in a peaceful sleeping position, even though she was now eager to take Xin Lan’s hand.
After the lunch break, it was still time to go back to class.
Xin Lan thought that this system was actually a bit more relaxing, at least there was room to breathe.
But in the afternoon class, she thought otherwise.
The PE teacher came in from outside and told them that this was a PE class and that they had to finish gathering in the yard in ten minutes.
Everyone dared not disobey the npc’s words, so after the teacher walked out, the students walked outside the classroom.
Xin Lan wondered what this rule was playing at, thinking that maybe there might be something about a reward, but also that it might not be anything good.
Zou Yun Fei walked out, keeping an eye on Shen Shuiyan and the girls in front of him from the back.
Shen Shuiyan glanced back, her eyes were full of theatricality.
The girl’s eyes were full of emotion, but she didn’t see it, and if she had, she would have been slapping herself.
This is some kind of sentimental reluctance to leave the body in Cao camp and the heart in the Han camp.
Zou Yun Fei’s heart was stirred, his bruises still hadn’t completely disappeared, his face was still swollen and he was in pain from walking, but his mood was soaring and his body was full of motivation.
What he didn’t realize was how mocking Shen Shuiyan’s eyes were after he turned his head.
In less than ten minutes, everyone was gathered in the yard.
The schoolyard of this high school is still large, with a synthetic track and artificial grass, with benches on both sides.
They assembled on the synthetic track and formed a line, but the line was missing the opening.
Xin Lan had just counted that there were only twenty-two people in the class, including her, which meant that eighteen people had died in their class in one night.
What a shocking number it was, their class was still like this and there was no telling what it would be like in other classes.
The PE teacher was on the steps and blew a whistle.
Everyone stood at attention, awaiting what would happen next.
“Let’s start with a warm-up, all of you, spread out.”
Everyone spread out and took distance from the left and right side.
“It’s a warm-up exercise, ah, we’ve all played throwing handkerchiefs, right?” The PE teacher waved the red handkerchief in her hand, it was a very comical scene, but no one dared to laugh.
“Twenty-two people, who’s going to do that handkerchief toss first?”
No one answered.
Their expressions were all stiff with a touch of fear, and Shen Shuiyan’s heart sank as she had an idea of what she would face next.
“No one says anything, so let’s do rock-paper-scissors, the loser continues, and if there is one person who is different from everyone else, then it’s that person.”
Twenty-two players in rock-paper-scissors is indeed a vast endeavour.
But no one dared to say that this was inconvenient, and apprehensively held out their hands.
There was a rule in it, it was a game of compatibility, as long as someone came up with a different one, as long as someone came up with a different one every time, it was an unsolvable game of death, but the NPCs were obviously guarded against this, so Xin Lan dismissed the idea that it was risky for each of the three people in the team to come up with a different one.
Not to mention that in such a non-negotiable situation, it was simply too difficult to signal two teammates with a glance what to play.
After all, no one knows what you’re going to play next, so it’s good to give your teammates a hint, but it’s not good if someone else sees it.
The start of the guessing game was somewhat chaotic, with everyone coming out differently, although none of them were different from everyone else, and after three games, there was a clear balance.
Shen Shuiyan’s brain was frantically racing, calculating the various probabilities and thinking of what she should play in a few seconds.
Xin Lan was more spontaneous, playing whatever she liked.
After five rounds, five people had beaten the others and walked out of the battle circle.
Shen Shuiyan was one of the five, and was looking nervously in Xin Lan’s direction.
Xin Lan came out for the third time and Xu Deng for the fourth, so there were only four people left in the guessing team.
These four people all had nervous expressions, playing a guessing game as if they were going to die.
There were only two people left.
The two remaining people settled on a winner, the one who won was jubilant and the one who lost looked ashen.
“Okay, the handkerchief throwers are out, everyone form a circle.”
On Xin Lan’s left was Shen Shuiyan, on her right was Xu Deng, and Zou Yun Fei was on her left diagonal side.
“Since this is a rather large circle, we will all join together and sing the handkerchief throwing song three times, during this time, the one who is thrown the handkerchief has ten minutes to chase the person in front of them, the one who catches is safe and cannot be chosen again, the one who is chased ——“, the PE teacher gave a laugh, “The unqualified students should be eliminated, in turn if the one who catches someone doesn’t, the end is the same, there are three rounds in total in this warm up, well, let’s start now.”
The crowd was dead silent after hearing the NPC speak, didn’t being eliminated mean death?
Who would be willing to die if they didn’t collect clues in the previous ones, or if they died here after dodging the previous ones?
However, there was no way out, everyone could only pray that they were not the chosen one and could escape the one in twenty-one probability of the first round.
For the one who lost the guessing, the probability of life and death would be one in two.
Xin Lan was thinking of something else, this was only a warm up and three people were going to die, what about the official sport afterwards?
The rules were too malicious, a limited time for the hunt, yet all sorts of extra competitions were scheduled.
These people sitting here are doomed to face the fear of death, brushing up against it again and again.
This fear is not the same as the people around them bring to themselves, it has to come more directly and more brutally.
Xin Lan was still confident in her ability of speed. Most of the escape games, the survival rate would be much higher if one had a good physical fitness, and in the case of this game, physical strength and physical agility were needed everywhere, whether it was the current handkerchief throwing or the horrible teaching building in the previous punishment game, or this overall game, the scramble for the clue pieces.
“Why don’t you sing, sing! And yes, better clap too oh, we’re playing a game, playing a game is supposed to be cheerful.”
Someone shuddered at the sound of his voice, and a sparse clapping and singing sounded, while at the same time the body of the one throwing the handkerchief began to move.
“Throw, throw, throw the handkerchief, Gently put it on the back of the little one, Don’t tell her, everyone, Come on, come on, catch her, Come on, come on, catch her.”
The joyful song was sung like funeral music by everyone, one girl even sang in a crying voice.
And the song, not allowing to be stopped, had to be sung twice more.
“Throw, throw, throw the handkerchief, gently put it on the back of the little one, don’t tell her, hurry up and catch her, hurry up and catch her.”
The words that usually sounded harmless seemed at this moment to be something like a death wish, everyone had no way to tell if the handkerchief was thrown behind their backs and could only rely on the expressions of the people opposite to see if the chosen one was theirs.
By the third time the song was sung, the chosen boy immediately took off running and the chosen girl noticed and immediately chased after him with her handkerchief.
By picking a girl, it did seem that the chances of winning were better.
Just a moment ago it was the Chooser and the Chosen, and the moment the handkerchief was thrown down, the identities of the two sides were suddenly reversed.
One was running ahead and the other was in hot pursuit.
It was like a grotesque party, everyone in a circle, but with faces full of panic. The one being chased, who had obviously dropped the key to death, was now running and running like a helpless sacrificial lamb.
The hunter behind her had no knife in her hand, but it was as good as a knife, but it was a double-edged knife that could have ended her life with one wrong move.
No one has the heart to look at the fun, because no one knows if they will be next.
Only those who knew it well would be nervous, the rest had their hearts in their prayers and faces full of indifference.
Some would even be thinking to themselves, Die more, die more.
The girl whose handkerchief had been thrown did not catch up after all, and broke down and cried in her place.
Everyone watched as her body fell limp and a chill ran from her tailbone straight to her skull.
“The pieces of her clue will be given to whomever she wills, and the next person who throws the handkerchief will be decided by the previous person who survived
The PE teacher chuckled, but anyone could see the malice in the sound of his laughter.
Everyone immediately looked at the boy who had sat down to fill the vacancy of the girl who had just been there, lest he should choose himself.
The boy hesitated for a moment and chose one of the twenty remaining boys.
The boy stood up, picked up the red handkerchief on the floor and looked viciously at the one who had chosen to be him.
The song started again, and after three times, who would be the one to die?
“Throw, throw, throw the handkerchief, gently put it on the back of the little one, don’t tell her, everyone, hurry hurry hurry catch her, hurry hurry hurry catch her!”
The author has something to say:
This is a chapter with sound, and I suspect you will sing it.
sentimental 缠绵悱恻 (chánmiánfěicè): (of a person) sad beyond words (idiom) / very sentimental
reluctance 依依不舍 (yīyībùshě): reluctant to part (idiom); broken-hearted at having to leave
leave the body in Cao camp and the heart in the Han camp. 身在曹营心在汉 (shēnzài Cáoyíngxīnzài Hàn): live in Cao camp but have the heart in Han camp (idiom) / to be somewhere while longing to be somewhere else
So apparently the game is something like “Duck, Duck, Goose”