Get To Know Your Ex-Girlfriend - Chapter 6
Hunting legally (Arc 1)
The Escape 06
Xin Lan hanged her clothes out on the balcony and went back to her bed.
Zhou Ming Fang remembered Xin Lan’s earlier statement about not coming back, but where she had gone in the time between her return, only she knew.
Zhou Ming Fang’s heart was clawing like a cat, but she didn’t dare to ask.
Xin Lan had said that there were no permanent teammates, meaning that she could break away at any time.
Zhou Ming Fang clenched the pieces of her clue and leaned in the direction of the wall again.
No one could be trusted here, and everyone was in danger.
She didn’t want to die.
Xiaochun was the last one to go to bed, her lamp pressed out and she curled up, not even daring to fall asleep for fear that she might have a clue stolen from her in her sleep, or that she might be retaliated against by the girl in the adjoining bunk.
Xin Lan was sleeping soundly when she heard the clock faintly.
Xin Lan: Is it twelve o’clock?
Zero Nine: Yes.
Xin Lan fell back to sleep.
Late in the night, there was a soft ringing in the dormitory.
The sound was so subtle that it was almost ignorable.
Zero Nine, however, instantly paused the drama she was catching up on and observed the source of the sound in the dormitory.
A person sat up from the bed and gingerly got out of it.
Her movements were a little sluggish and Zero Nine instantly recognized her as the girl who had been beaten up by Xin Lan during the night.
The person fumbled around on her desk and found what she was looking for.
The faint, dim light reflected the blade’s glint; it was a fruit knife.
Zero Nine had no idea what she wanted and failed to wake Xin Lan up, knowing that the person was holding a fruit knife close towards Xin Lan’s bed and stepping on the wooden stairs of Xin Lan’s bed.
Zero Nine: Host, someone’s at your bedside with a knife!
Xin Lan opened her eyes, her face expressionless.
Zero Nine felt that she looked a little out of place and hugged the little yellow chicken, not daring to speak.
The knife light became the only visible point of light in the night, Xin Lan sat up straight away and grabbed that wrist, breaking it with force.
The cry of pain woke up the other two roommates and Xin Lan coldly picked up the knife that had fallen on the bed.
The girl went down the stairs and took several steps back at the first moment of pain.
Xin Lan got off the bed with the knife and approached the girl.
The girl backed away in great panic, hitting a chair in the darkness with an ear-splitting sound.
“You can’t kill me, the hunting time is over now, if you kill me you will be obliterated too.” The girl’s voice trembled, it was dark around her, she couldn’t see clearly what was next to her, she was only able to move her position by the placement of things in her memory, she also couldn’t see in front of her, but she could feel the pressure power.
Not speaking, Xin Lan tugged at the girl’s arm and jerked her shirt up roughly, slashing off a piece of flesh.
The girl let out another seething scream, and Xin Lan impatiently told her to shut up.
“If you make any more noise, I can guarantee that your head and your body will be separated at the first opportunity when hunting time starts tomorrow.” With suppressed anger in her voice, Xin Lan threw the knife on the floor and went back to her bed, covering herself with the blanket.
Zero Nine didn’t dare to make a sound, understanding that the host had a very strong wake-up call.
The reason for her displeasure was probably not that someone was trying to stab her with a knife, but that she had disturbed her sleep.
Xiaochun and Zhou Ming Fang were both awake, but neither dared to get out of bed and turn on the light.
Xiaochun, however, relaxed a little; the person had done it to themselves and hunting time was over, so they shouldn’t do anything to her tonight, straightened her legs and fell into a deep sleep.
It was only when Xin Lan got up the next day that she saw the blood and a piece of human flesh on the ground.
Her face was fully rested and refreshed from sleep, with only a vague memory of last night’s time.
One always remembers less clearly what happened when one is awakened during sleep.
With little expression, Xin Lan took her toiletries and left the room.
Zhou Ming Fang and Xiaochun felt like throwing up when they saw the piece of meat, so they didn’t dare to look at it and avoided looking at it.
There were quite a few people in the water room and Xin Lan saw Shen Shuiyin.
She also happened to see her and gave her a smile.
Xin Lan saw that there was an empty seat beside her, so she walked over with the basin in her hand.
“How was your sleep last night?” Shen Shuiyin asked as she washed her hands.
“Not bad.” Xin Lan turned on the tap and squeezed out the toothpaste.
“I don’t know who was shouting in the middle of the night last night, it woke me up.” Shen Shuiyin turned off the tap, her words full of probing meaning.
“I have always slept very well.” Xin Lan began to brush her teeth, killing any thought of Shen Shuyi still wanting to talk.
As Xin Lan was washing her face, somebody came into the washroom with a pale face and told everyone that a person had died in their dormitory.
The man who had died on the first day was a boy, also found in the dormitory the next morning, dead without a sound, without any wounds on his body, looking as if he had fallen asleep, but indeed he was not breathing.
And what was even stranger was that the body had disappeared in plain sight.
No one knows if only the bodies of those killed by the rules disappear, or if they all disappear whenever they are.
Xin Lan poured the water out of the basin and followed the group with it to that dormitory.
The door was crowded with people, so Xin Lan put the basin on the wall of the corridor and squeezed in.
From the bottom, she couldn’t see the person sleeping above her, so she went up to the adjoining bunk and saw a young girl with her eyes closed.
An ordinary looking girl, she looked like she was asleep, but her face was deathly pale and her chest did not rise or fall.
Xin Lan did not need to look to know that this was already a dead person.
Xin Lan looked down, right into line with Shen Shuiyin in the crowd.
As soon as Xin Lan’s words fell, faint sobbing sounds came from the crowd.
It was the sight of the corpse that sparked everyone’s fear.
Xin Lan didn’t leave, she just sat on the edge of the bed.
She wanted to see how the body had disappeared, or if it had really disappeared at all.
Yesterday it was a boy who had died, and the word had come from the boy’s side, and no one from the girls had actually seen the body disappear out of thin air out of sight.
But the transfer of clue fragments was the rule, and this could not be faked, and because of this, there should be no one who would deliberately transfer the body, but Xin Lan preferred to see it with her own eyes.
Some of the people dispersed, but others stayed inside the dormitory.
The other three girls living in the dormitory didn’t say anything, they just kept their heads down and didn’t dare to look at that position, busy with their own things.
Even the girl whose bed was occupied by Xin Lan just looked at her and sat down in her chair.
Class was at 8:00 and no one wanted to be late.
Xin Lan took out her mobile phone and looked at the time, it was now 7:30.
Five minutes later, the body in front of her changed.
She watched as her body became transparent and finally disappeared completely.
Xin Lan touched the bed and there was nothing there.
The others also saw the corpse disappear, some covered their mouths, while others did not dare to stay at all and turned to leave.
Xin Lan got out of bed and walked out too.
Shen Shuiyin was beside her and took two steps after her.
“I remember that your dormitory and mine are in two directions.”
Shen Shuiyin should have walked back instead of forward.
“You seem a bit different from what I imagined.” Shen Shuiyin had previously thought that Xin Lan was just a good-looking person who was a bit silly.
After all, she had seen Xin Lan’s appearance when she was in love once a long time ago, when she hadn’t broken up with Zou Yun Fei yet and was hooking her arm and pampering him, wanting to go on a weekend date, but Zou Yun Fei had rejected her.
The impatience on Zou Yun Fei’s face was so obvious, but she didn’t notice it yet and still persisted.
Soon after that, Shen Shuiyin heard that Zou Yun Fei had dumped someone.
It was to be expected.
But the Xin Lan she saw now was not quite the same as the one she remembered, as though she was much more calm and bold and intelligent.
Although it was not as exaggerated as the difference between the two, the difference to her was obvious.
Xin Lan did not question her words much, but said something similar but opposite in return.
“You’re not so different from what I thought you were.”
“What does that mean?” Shen Shuiyin became interested and looked into Xin Lan’s eyes.
“As smart and good-looking as I thought.” This could not be considered perfunctory by Xin Lan, after all, all she knew from the follow-up episode was the smart and good-looking Shen Shuiyin.
Shen Shuiyin was a little shocked, but that shock was immediately put away to reveal a nice smile.
Shen Shuiyin was so beautiful that she was non-aggressive, like a lotus in water.
“Thank you for the compliment, you are also very pretty.”
Beautiful like a fiery red rose, one wanted to offer one’s hand to climb and bend it, but was afraid of hurting one’s fingers.
“If there’s nothing else, I’ll be going back.”
Zero Nine: Host, aren’t you the one who wants to poach, why do you feel as if you’re not too close to the school bully?
Xin Lan: Have you ever seen any villain go and recruit his own minions?
Zero Nine: Wake up, host!
Xin Lan: …… I forgot again, but it’s not a big problem, I can be the last person to live out without poaching.
Zero Nine: But our mission ……qwq
Xin Lan: I know, no big deal, in the end all the time, I laid out the clues in front of my ex-boyfriend, first and then told him that we could team up, and then told him it was a lie, let him watch me spell it out a little bit, let him know what it means to have death looming, no one will be able to save him, and a little bit of desperation, when the time comes, he will still be crying out in pain and waiting to die.
Xin Lan: This is a kind of abuse of the heart and body, right?
Zero Nine: Are you the devil?
Zero Nine: But didn’t we say we’d steal his woman?
Xin Lan: Well ………
Xin Lan was walking in front of her with her feet pausing and turned around to see Shen Shuiyin standing in place seemingly pondering something.
Seeing her turn around, she gave her the usual smile.
“What I said Yesterday has always been valid.”
“Good, I’ll remember.” Shen Shuiyin nodded her head, she also had her own ideas, not intending to tie herself to a team on top, multiple options for multiple paths.
The two walked in opposite directions, only to end up meeting again at the bottom of the dormitory building.
The two looked at each other and walked forward together, side by side, in silence.
“I’m in class one.”
Neither person’s class had changed much from the original.
“Did you know the one who died today?”
“From my class, I didn’t know him well.”
“I guess we can be in the same class.”