Get To Know Your Ex-Girlfriend - Chapter 8
Hunting legally (Arc 1)
The Escape 08
If the former, then she would need to use the card as soon as possible, or rather, save it for last.
As Xin Lan deduced, this kind of game usually has less of the same kind of killing each other in the early stages, everyone is cautious and has the kindness of being human, and in the middle and late stages, everyone will do anything to survive.
Those who ended up surviving were all human and not that easy to hunt down, so it was likely that the rules had come into play, but there was no way to be sure that no one would make a move.
If it was the former case that the card said the dead were, Xin Lan would want to use it the sooner, but if it was the latter, if several people died in one night, would she get one at random, or could she specify?
As well as those that died must have been killed, the clues would be in the hands of the hunters, and even then would they be able to appear in her hands?
Xin Lan’s mind went round and round, and finally looked at the book and read it to herself.
There was also a break between classes, and during the break, Xin Lan felt many eyes fall on her, she only met one of them.
Shen Shuiyin did not come over, but her expression revealed her thoughts.
“Yun Fei, she’s looking at you, go over and ask.” Chu Lu nudged Zou Yun Fei who was next to him, he was also curious in his heart.
“I’m not going to bother going over there.” Zou Yun Fei rolled his eyes and didn’t even look in that direction.
Shen Shuiyan listened to their conversation and laughed in her heart, without even looking at them, she knew that they were looking at her, don’t be too self-absorbed, okay?
Shen Shuiyan originally thought that Zou Yun Fei was alright, but now he seems to be quite stupid.
The actual fact is that you can find a lot of people who are not able to get a good deal on this.
The wind was blowing outside the window and the bell rang to announce the end of the morning classes.
Xin Lan gathered her clothes together as she went out, the biting cold wind blowing her hair a little.
She seemed to be the only one without a team, sitting alone at the table, very visible.
Everyone in the first class knew what she had been offered, but what exactly it was, no one knew.
Xin Lan finished her lunch and went back to her dormitory to rest.
The girl she had beaten up last night and broken the bone in her right hand was not there, the piece of flesh on the floor was still there, its discolouration had changed and the air smelled like anything of decay.
Xin Lan took a broom and shovel and dumped the piece in the bin outside, yawning and preparing for her nap.
Seeing this, Zhou Ming Fang swallowed the words she wanted to ask.
“That …… Xin Lan ……” Xiaochun called out timidly, and Xin Lan looked up, gesturing for her to speak.
“Tao Ling wasn’t in class today.”
Tao Ling was the girl’s name.
Xin Lan nodded disinterestedly to show she knew, and lay down on her bed to start napping.
Xin Lan was fast asleep, and within a few moments her steady breathing could be heard.
Zhou Ming Fang and Xiao Chun looked at each other and Xiao Chun retreated, while Zhou Ming Fang’s eyes fell on the pile of clothes not far from her.
Xin Lan had placed her jacket and other clothes at her feet, where she could just reach out and touch them.
Zhou Ming Fang tried to extend her hand, but suddenly came to her senses.
She struck a pinch on herself and grimaced in pain.
There was someone else here, and even if there wasn’t, the thought of Xin Lan’s almost brutal way of beating people up wouldn’t have dared her to steal it.
The evening bell rang and it was time to hunt again.
Xin Lan proceeded to wash and shampoo her hair, and as she took the hair dryer to blow her hair, Zero Nine’s voice rang out in her head, and at the same time she turned and smashed the hair dryer on the head of the person who had come.
That girl took the pain and immediately ran away again.
Zero Nine: ……… Why did she run so fast?
Xin Lan: She’s a coward.
Presumably, she was unskilled at this and ran away when the sneak attack failed, rather than thinking of a counterattack.
Luckily, she didn’t think of a counterattack, otherwise it wouldn’t have been as simple as a blow dryer hitting her head.
Xin Lan finished blow-drying her hair, tied it into a low ponytail, put the basin back in the dormitory, and after washing and drying her clothes, she went out again.
For once the dormitory corridor was occupied and Xin Lan did not jump out so flamboyantly, but took the stairs.
This extraction seemed to be very evenly split between the top gender, two hundred boys and two hundred girls, and the deaths were also very evenly split, with the boys dying on the first day and the girls on the second.
The ground floor was a ten room dormitory, so floors one to five were occupied.
Xin Lan went down the stairs and out of the girls’ dormitory.
The teaching building had a total of five floors; Xin Lan didn’t know about the others, but there were ten classes on the third floor, where everyone concentrated their activities.
This time she looked from the first floor and found that the first to last floor were all in one pattern, three on the left and three on the right, with only six classrooms.
She went up to the third floor and found that it was five on the left and five on the right. When she went in, she found that the classrooms had become smaller, and it turned out that the school layout was like that on the first and first floors.
Xin Lan had gone up to the fourth and fifth floors and found the same situation as on the first and second floors.
The doors were locked and the glass windows were barred.
She leaned over the glass and looked inside, but could not see anything in the dark.
Instead of trespassing, she chose to go back to the third floor.
Her hand pressed against the window and with a nimble movement she flipped over and landed on the table, wiping her footprints clean on the way down.
She went over to the wall and pressed on the light.
Instead, a hand covered the back of hers, obviously moving a step slower.
Xin Lan turned her head and saw an innocent, pretty face.
“What a coincidence.” Shen Shuiyan said.
Xin Lan nodded her head without saying anything, the classroom was a public place, anyone could come.
She glanced around, not missing a single corner, but didn’t find anything out of the ordinary.
Could it be that there was nothing in this classroom?
Xin Lan glanced at Shen Shuiyan behind her and prepared to climb out of the classroom through the window.
Shen Shuiyan called out to her, her expression a little hesitant.
“Why don’t you go out through the door, it’s not locked.”
Xin Lan’s movement froze, she was thinking habitually again.
Xin Lan calmly got off the chair, patted her footprints and pulled the door open.
Shen Shuiyan stifled a laugh as she followed her, inexplicably finding Xin Lan’s look just now adorable.
Xin Lan went to the other classrooms and poked around, again not finding anything.
“Are you looking for something?”
“No, taking a casual look.”
Xin Lan had looked through all ten classrooms on this floor and found nothing.
“What made you think of coming to this side of the classroom?” Xin Lan made sure that there was no one else in the building but her and Shen Shuiyan, and asked casually.
“I followed you here.”
Xin Lan looked fixedly at Shen Shuiyin, who looked back with a smile.
“It’s just that you’re obviously ahead of me and actually came later than me, did you go to see the other floors?”
“Hmm.” There was nothing to hide from Xin Lan about this kind of thing that she knew on first thought.
“Did you find anything?”
Xin Lan shook her head, and Shen Shuiyan didn’t ask any more questions.
“I thought you would ask about the incident during the day.” Xin Lan once again gave Shen Shuiyan a good look, she was obviously curious too.
“Then you will talk?”
“I only speak to my companions.”
“That means I still have a chance to hear it.”
In the middle of the conversation, the mutual meaning had been conveyed.
Shen Shuiyan was ready to go back to her dormitory, after all, it was better to sleep in the comfort of her bed, but she saw Xin Lan walking in the opposite direction.
“Where are you going?”
“To look elsewhere.”
“But the rules say that the only areas where you can move around during the hunt are the dormitory and the school building.” Shen Shuiyan intended to stop her, it would be too risky to go in an unknown situation.
“Then why is there such a restriction, how can we know if we don’t see it?” Xin Lan didn’t stop in her tracks, she never lacked the spirit of looking for death.
The first time Xin Lan started playing a low-ranking boss, she knew that doing that was waiting to be retaliated by the protagonist, but she couldn’t not do it, that was her duty as a villain.
Shen Shuiyan looked at her back and thought for a moment to follow.
The boys’ and girls’ dormitories were on both sides of the school building, and Xin Lan’s direction was leading to the cafeteria.
This high school was well landscaped, with trees planted on both sides of the street.
From the school building to the canteen, one has to pass through a small path with small woods on either side of it.
The school had street lights, which were lit up at night, but now only the one on the path to the dormitory building was not lit up, and the one on this side of the grove was dark.
Xin Lan was standing in front of the path, and there seemed to be a layer of hazy mist in front of her, which hindered one’s vision even more in the night.
Faintly, she seemed to hear some kind of sound.
“Can’t it be walked over?” Shen Shuiyan trailed up and saw Xin Lan stop at the intersection and look towards the inside for a moment.
“Did you hear anything?”
“Sound? No.” Shen Shuiyan shook her head and stared to listen after she finished.
“There’s nothing.” She said it again to make sure she didn’t hear it.
“Wait …… it seems like …… someone is singing?”
Their voices overlapped, adding a bit of eerie atmosphere to the darkness.
The two looked at each other, still in doubt, when the song became clearer and clearer.
A children’s song familiar to all, the voice was that of a teenager.
“Two tigers, two tigers, running fast, running fast, one without eyes, one without ears, how strange, how strange.” There was clapping and laughter, which gave a very unpleasant feeling in the silent campus ㎏.
Xin Lan saw the sight in the black mist and her pupils dilated.
It was two people singing, or could no longer be called people, and one of them was the same one Xin Lan had seen watching disappear this morning.
A man and a woman, singing a children’s song from their mouths.
The tone is cheerful and they clap their hands.
One of them had no eyes, empty sockets and a wide grin that looked completely oozing, the other had no ears, both sides were bare, and was also smiling.
They stared at Xin Lan and Shen Shuiyan, and Xin Lan didn’t even have time to shout, grabbing Shen Shuiyan’s hand and running back.
The children’s song was still being hummed, growing clearer and clearer, seemingly ringing in their ears.
Shen Shuiyan was pulled forward and ran, somewhat out of breath.
It should have been quick to reach the school building, but it was as if that path had been extended.
“Two tigers, two tigers, running fast, running fast, one without eyes, one without ears, how strange, how strange ……”
The song became increasingly strident, with a playful edge to the last two lines.
What the author has to say:
Ghost: Two Tigers ……
Xin Lan: It’s too hard to hear, shut up.
Ghost: ………… give some face sister
Two tigers Two Tigers (Liang Zhi Lao Hu) :Song by Shanghai Restoration Project-
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