Live At The Murder Scene - Chapter 21
Translated by Nyx
He Jueyun stared at her for a while, but couldn’t read her emotions at the moment, so he simply sat down beside her and accompanied her in a daze.
Without knowing how long had passed, the bell in the campus rang, and the speakers from all directions broadcasted the same melody.
The classroom block was far away from them, and this area was still quiet.
He Jueyun couldn’t help but ask: “This friend, what are you thinking about?”
“I’m thinking, it seems that up until now, all kinds of evidence suggest that campus violence was the cause.” Qiong Cang moved, tilted her body slightly towards him and said, “Whether it is Zhou Nansong’s suicide or Wang Dongyan’s seemingly self-sufficient atonement, it is essentially due to campus violence. Even so, everyone did not expect this worst outcome.”
“What do you mean the evidence ‘suggests’?” He Jueyun said while raising an eyebrow, “Evidence is evidence, unless it is forged.”
Qiong Cang shook her head slowly: “You can’t say that. This is a fully simulated game. The clues of the participants are found from the NPC. All those who have played the game will subconsciously think that the NPC is responsible for the plot guide, that they won’t lie. But in fact, the NPCs are playing the role of humans. Humans who can lie, make mistakes, and be confused.”
He Jueyun felt that her idea was bold, and even a little jumped off: “Are all the NPCs making the same mistake?”
Qiong Cang: “Yes. I walked through the case. At present, we have two ways to obtain evidence. Human evidence and physical evidence. From the physical evidence, there are no details that clearly indicate that this is a school violence incident. All the conjectures about campus violence were derived from the reactions of the people around them. This happens because among most people, there is a general atmosphere of belief in the idea that Wang Dongyan directly or indirectly caused Zhou Nansong’s death. At very least, they believe she is the main cause. Then they conveyed this idea to us. Right?”
He Jueyun nodded solemnly: “Yes.”
Qiong Cang asked at the end of his words: “Why?”
He Jueyun was puzzled: “What do you mean, why?”
“If all these conjectures are true,” Qiong Cang said, “Judging from Zhou Nansong’s popularity, she is not a lonely person. Would a person who engages in normal communication radically choose to commit suicide because of her classmates’ pranks? She shouldn’t be a student who is submissive and has no ability to resist.”
He Jueyun said: “Because her good friend committed suicide by jumping off the building, it gave her a strong psychological stimulation. I mean, she may have a certain mental illness herself. Wang Dongyan’s pranks just stimulated her.”
“That’s right!” Qiong Cang said, “Judging from the reactions of the students around, they have a certain sense of justice and not much guilt, which shows that they agree with their behavior from the bottom of their hearts. If Wang Dongyan’s pranks went overboard, her roommates and classmates would have stopped her early on. But if her actions weren’t excessive, and were only a catalyst, then why does everyone put the blame mainly on Wang Dongyan? Shouldn’t it be the shock caused by the first person’s suicide? Or is it that ordinary high school students are so extreme?”
When He Jueyun heard her opinion, he finally caught the place in his intuition that made him feel weird and unspeakable, and a certain line of thought in his brain instantly became smooth.
He looked at Qiong Cang with a piercing gaze.
“Wang Dongyan herself, why should she have such a strong sense of guilt? Just because it was malicious and tricky? But according to previous inferences, she had already experienced strong anxiety before Zhou Nansong committed suicide. This seems unexplainable. The logical chain on the bright side seems to be very smooth, but it is more like taking advantage of a certain anxiety of the students. There is no way to convince me.”
Qiong Cang changed her posture, resting her chin with one hand, and said in a speechless manner: “I really don’t understand. Is it because I haven’t studied high school seriously?”
He Jueyun murmured: “You are right. You are right. As long as you attribute Zhou Nansong’s death to campus violence, and wait for Wang Dongyan to commit suicide, it seems that the matter can be over. This is the easiest and most reliable and the most ridiculous reason. The word campus violence, just by its sound, has enough power to catch people’s attention.”
If you really analyze it from the perspective of conspiracy theory, the maliciousness behind this incident is simply chilling.
The fact is that it did not end because of Wang Dongyan’s suicide. It buried the lives of five people in a way that everyone didn’t realize the cause.
The tone of Qiong Cang had always been very flat. She made the clearest judgment with the calmest posture: “Moreover, so far, this is clearly a movie with three people, and one of them has always been in the shadows. There is no information or evidence about her.”
He Jueyun squinted his eyes: “The first one to die, Tian Yun.”
Qiong Cang: “There must be a key character missing here, a character that can connect everyone together.”
He Jueyun’s adam’s apple rolled: “Well, there is one.”
He looked at Qiong Cang and breathed a sigh of relief: “The most beautiful girl in your class. The owner of the store said that the relationship between that girl and Wang Dongyan is very good. They used to hang out, before Tian Yun and Zhou Nansong committed suicide.”
A slender figure immediately appeared in Qiong Cang’s mind. The other person was sitting with her body leaning against the bright window draped halfway in the sun. She had a beautiful appearance that could attract the attention of others at a glance.
The system’s introduction to her is very simple.
“Xiang Qingxi.” Qiong Cang’s fingers hanging on both sides tightened and straightened herself up, “She is also a poor student.”
The crowd of netizens inside the live broadcast room: “…”
“I’m in awe.”
“Men are silent, women shed tears, and netizens shed tears in silence. [🥲]”
“Can you stop slapping your face so quickly next time? I’m very embarrassed. Give some face to my boss. [🏃♀️💨]”
“[😏] It turns out that the same test paper with the same question can really get two completely different answers. Damn.”
“Although my marks when compared to the 92-point mark have a huge gap, the conclusion we came to is the same! Rounding it off, I am a big boss. [😎]”
“I just said that an NPC with such exquisite modeling is definitely not a soy sauce.”
“I suspect that she had taken the script in advance, and I have evidence.”
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soy sauce means person who doesn’t know anything about current affairs and popular things
Here is another chapter. Sorry for the very late update.