Get To Know Your Ex-Girlfriend - Chapter 21
Hunting legally (Arc 1)
The Escape 21
Xin Lan was not surprised to be named, moving over without a moment’s hesitation.
“How dare you name me, Zou Yun Fei, aren’t you afraid I’ll catch up with you?”
Zou Yun Fei tilted his head and pretended not to hear.
“Teacher, may I ask, can the last ‘grandma’ who survived be caught again?”
“Of course you can, it’s a very free game.”
The physical education teacher replied.
He had thought it was going to be like the last warm-up game where those who had been chosen would not be chosen again.
Xin Lan smiled at him good-naturedly and stood in the middle of the circle.
“You know, I have an old saying that I particularly like.”
“Do unto others as you have been done unto you.”
Xin Lan had her eyes closed and Zhou Zhou looked wary.
Shen Shuiyan’s eyes never left the person in the middle, she knew there was nothing wrong with her, but she just wanted to watch.
“What time is it, grandma, grandma?”
“It’s four o’clock.”
“What time is it, grandma, grandma?”
Xin Lan’s attitude was very relaxed, with her eyes closed and her hands in her pockets, as if she were on a picnic rather than a frightening game.
“What time is it grandma, grandma?”
Xin Lan opened her eyes, locked her eyes on her goal and headed in that direction.
Zhou Zhou’s physical strength had already been depleted by the run he had just taken, and now he had little energy left to run.
But Zou Yun Fei and Chu Lu were both physically injured, so even if they were to pull him along, they wouldn’t be able to run very fast, and if they got in the way, they would probably be caught.
Zhou Zhou had to hope that Xin Lan was only a powerful fighter and not a great chaser.
But apparently his prayers were to no avail and Xin Lan was soon approaching him.
Zhou Zhou was gasping for breath, his survival instincts supporting him as he kept running.
His feet were getting heavier and heavier, as if they were filled with solid weight, and the muscles in his legs were aching.
Xin Lan followed behind him with ease, enjoying his dying struggle like a cat teasing a mouse.
Zero Nine was keeping a timer for Xin Lan, who told her to warn her when the last thirty seconds were up.
Although he was also a follower of Zou Yun Fei, he didn’t want to be a bastard like Chu Lu, whose mouth was full of nonsense and appeared to be a greasehead, he was less talkative, but his fault was that he had actually pointed her out today.
This is good, let’s lend a hand with the rules and get rid of one first.
Zero Nine: Host, time’s up!
Zhou Zhou was relieved to think that the time was almost up and Xin Lan had not yet caught up with him.
That’s good, Xin Lan will be killed by the rules, her stuff will definitely be given to Shen Shuiyan, and without her to threaten Shen Shuiyan, Shen Shuiyan will immediately return to their team, so they have another one less enemy and another clue to win.
He hadn’t been happy for more than a few seconds when he heard footsteps behind him.
A hand grabbed him by the back of his collar, keeping him from moving forward.
The voice was full of mirth, but it froze his body to within an inch of its life.
No more, no less, exactly ten minutes.
Zhou Zhou disappeared before he could even say a word.
Zou Yun Fei’s eyes were bloodshot, staring at Xin Lan with a deadly glare.
“What are you looking at me for? You want to be the next one to catch someone, huh?”
Xin Lan did not hide from Zou Yun Fei, but smiled at him.
That smile was so full of provocation that Zou Yunfei’s blood rushed to the surface and he wanted to fight her to the death.
But he managed to keep some sense and calm himself down.
If Xin Lan chose him, he might not be able to chase her, but if he went after someone else, the odds were against him, but Zou Yun Fei did not want to risk his life.
Xin Lan didn’t choose Zou Yun Fei, she chose Chu Lu.
Zou Yun Fei had to be kept around to be abused. Suppose he was too good and really didn’t get anyone, if he died her mission would be declared a failure.
The other one is not worth keeping. He’s been beaten up before, so as long as he doesn’t act up, there’s nothing left to do.
He had the brains to know that he could not go after Xin Lan out of impetuosity, as Zhou Zhou was already an example.
This time Chu Lu was caught chasing Xu Deng, and the two kept running.
What Chu Lu was thinking was that if he couldn’t get rid of Xin Lan, he might as well go after her teammate.
Seeing that Xu Deng was about to be caught, Xin Lan ran beside her, intending to grab her and pull her over.
If Xu Deng had been running towards her from the start, she would have caught him, but Chu Lu blocked the way, so Xu Deng had to run in the other direction, and Xin Lan had to go after him.
Xin Lan thought that if she couldn’t, she would let Chu-Lu catch her and then kill him.
Xu Deng stopped so violently that Chu Lu thought she was going to give up her struggle.
But then Xu Deng made a move that no one expected, she turned around, kicked Chu Liu hard in the lower part of his leg, and ran away after doing so.
The boy was suddenly hit so hard that he fell to the ground in a bow, his body covered in sweat as he rolled on the ground in pain.
“I can”t believe it, but you’re quite capable.”
Xin Lan curled her lips and praised Xu Deng.
“You cannot control yourself in the world.”
Xu Deng pushed up her damaged glasses and accepted the praise in a very understated manner.
Chu Lu had a hard time getting up, but he was so injured that he felt pain when he ran.
Everyone was far away from him, and with ten minutes to go, he had to accept the reality of his defeat.
“Xin Lan, you will not survive!”
Chu Lu yelled out with a twisted expression before disappearing.
“He’s sick, isn’t he? I’m the one who kicked him, not you, who do you blame for not being able to catch up.”
Xu Deng failed to understand that this was supposed to be a cruel game.
Xin Lan was completely oblivious to this. There were many people who cursed her to a miserable death, so who is Chu Lu.
When she was a villain, the number of people who cursed her to a miserable death were counted in piles like that, although her final outcome was not good, but now she is the main character.
There is no such thing. At best, it’s a wish that can’t be fulfilled by cannon fodder.
Just because Xin Lan doesn’t care, doesn’t mean others don’t.
Shen Shuiyan was furious when she was told that it was obviously the people on that side who started the trouble, and that they were not as good as others, but they even cursed her Little Tiger, a person as good as her Little Tiger, who would surely live a long life, and those people would just die a miserable death.
Even though he was dead, Shen Shuiyan couldn’t do anything about it, so she silently charged the debt to Zou Yun Fei’s head.
Zou Yun Fei’s heart is feeling very sad now, as he has lost two of his three brothers in a game, and he seems to be suddenly isolated.
His hatred towards Xin Lan deepened, but when he saw Shen Shuiyan looking at him from a distance, he was able to feel a little better.
Luckily, he still had Shen Shuiyan standing by his side, she must be feeling sorry for him as she watched him.
No matter what, he will persevere until the end, so that Xin Lan can see that he will be the only one laughing at the end of the day.
Shen Shuiyan was indeed watching, planning how to torture him.
At this point in the game, three people have already died.
With six more rounds to go, there are only sixteen people left.
The girl who was captured by Zhou Zhou in the first round and pushed out her teammate to be the scapegoat died in the fifth round, avenged by the boy’s younger brother.
After nine rounds of play, the nightmarish chase came to a halt.
The physical education teacher blew the whistle and told everyone to assemble.
There were twenty-two people when they arrived, but now there were only twelve.
In a matter of hours, ten lives had been lost in front of everyone.
“All right, students, class is over, we can go and have dinner.
The teacher said with a smile and the students left in a hurry.
Xu Deng originally felt that the atmosphere was very heavy and wanted to say something, but when she looked at Xin Lan, she looked as if nothing had happened, and when she looked at Shen Shuiyan, she also looked as if there was nothing going on, and the two of them were even discussing what they were going to eat later.
“How about scrambled eggs with tomatoes?”
“No, the scrambled eggs with tomatoes that I had the other day were so sweet that I suspected the chef had mistaken sugar for salt.”
“How about some soup with rice in a boiling pot?”
Xu Deng twitched, she had lost her appetite because of the crappy game she had just played.
These two people made her humble, she should have been under the car, not in it, she lost.
“Do you want to eat? Let’s all three of us get in line.”
Xin Lan asked with a tilt of her head.
Xu Deng answered immediately, as though she was not the one who had just lost her appetite.
Xin Lan walked in and there were very few people queuing at the window, sitting in a scattered manner, unlike the first day when there were so many people.
“Could it be that each class has been asked to take PE lessons?”
Shen Shuiyan looked at the number of people in the class and saw that there was something wrong with it, there couldn’t be any other reason than that, and it couldn’t be that their class was the only one who was given ‘preferential treatment’ to participate in the game.
“That’s probably the case, so whatever.”
It’s also a good thing that the rules have stepped in to speed up the progress of this game, making everyone’s conflicts more and more acute so that she will not need to settle many of them before she can get enough pieces of clues.
In other words, Shen Shuiyan’s side would also have to speed up the progress.
Xin Lan and Shen Shuiyian glanced at each other, and Shen Shuiyan instantly understood what she meant and nodded her head.
“I’m meeting him tonight, at the teaching building.”
Xin Lan suddenly remembered something and prodded Zero Nine.
Xin Lan: Is the man who was violent to the original owner and caused her death still alive?
If he died due to some force majeure, that would be a missed opportunity.
Zero Nine: He’s still alive.
Xin Lan: That’s good.
Xin Lan: I’ll find him tonight. What if he dies?
As night fell, the bell rang.
The dark night was like a monster with its mouth wide open, trying to swallow people in one gulp.
The sound of fast running sounds in the corridor, followed by the sound of doors closing.
Xin Lan: Where is that person now?
Zero Nine: The teaching building.
However, it is not a good idea to take into consideration the fact that the person who is going to meet Zou Yun Fei is also going to meet him in the teaching building. She had planned to take her teammates to the boys’ dormitory first to deal with the matter, because she was not sure about Shen Shuiyan, if she was bullied then what to do.
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moment’s hesitation. 不疾不徐 (bùjíbùxú): neither too fast nor too slow (idiom)
good-naturedly 好整以暇 (hàozhěngyǐxiá): to be calm and unruffled in the midst of chaos or at a busy time (idiom)
You 你 (nǐ): you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您) unless stated otherwise
Do unto others as you have been done unto you 以其人之道，还治其人之身 (yǐqírénzhīdào, huánzhìqírénzhīshēn): to use an opponent’s own methods to obtain retribution (idiom, from Song dynasty neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi 朱熹); to get revenge by playing sb back at his own game / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
with ease 游刃有余 (yóurènyǒuyú): handling a butcher’s cleaver with ease (idiom); to do sth skillfully and easily
dying struggle 垂死挣扎 (chuísǐzhēngzhá): deathbed struggle / final struggle (idiom)
the death 你死我活 (nǐsǐwǒhuó): lit. you die, I live (idiom); irreconcilable adversaries / two parties cannot coexist
impetuosity 意气用事 (yìqìyòngshì): to let emotions affect one’s decisions
already an example. 前车之鉴 (qiánchēzhījiàn): to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one’s predecessor (idiom)
You cannot control yourself in the world. 人在江湖，身不由己 (rénzàijiānghú, shēnbùyóujǐ): you can’t always do as you like / one has to compromise in this world (idiom)