I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 3
Lin You held the crumpled ball of paper; she always thought it was a bit mysterious.
She looked around the room again, and besides the oppressive banging sound, there were no other weird noises. The only scary thing in this art studio was that the curtains were moving without wind.
Regarding the two ghosts she met so far, she had crushed one and locked the other in a cabinet. She was scared enough, but her fighting strength…
Even though this was a beginner’s guide, it was lacking in quality.
Lin You turned her vision to the bixian paper. As a horror game, from the beginning to now, her most strenuous action was safely sneaking into the art studio.
She spent all that time spent finding the paper, and it had been so easy to get it was like getting nothing.
After thinking about this, she decided to cast her doubts aside.
It was not advisable to stay here for a long time.
Lin You put the paper in her pocket and stepped on to the windowsill with her flashlight.
After climbing out the window, she shut it carefully. She saw a flash of white light in the corridor on the other side. Lin You heard a bad noise, and hurriedly ducked behind the railing.
After scanning the opposite side for safety, she slowly started climbing the building. She relaxed and looked for an opportunity to sneak down the staircase.
Fortunately, she did not encounter people or ghosts. Lin You left the academic building with light footsteps, and she thought about what just happened.
According to the pattern of ghosts, it was likely that the four ghosts that used to live in room 402 had tempted fate by playing bixian. In the end, they weren’t successful or had an accident, so the school’s ghosts were roused.
Lin You let out a sigh.
Was her life bad?
—She didn’t want to think about her own conduct and deeds.
Lin You considered what excuse she would use to get back into the dorm. She wasn’t even close yet when she heard a clamor downstairs.
She stuck her head out to look, and by the girls’ dorms was a commotion and a crowd of girls. The boys’ and girls’ dorms at this school were separated by a few meters, so they were close, and their side was noisier.
Once she approached the crowd, Lin You considered whether or not she should try and get some information.
It looked like some girls had just come from showering; their hair was still wet. Right after she arrived, she started questioning people.
“I don’t know, I just saw people gathering here and came to see what was up.”
Lin You: “…”
This was too real.
Here the two topics that they were unable to make sense of already diverged to “Did you find your lunchbox yet?” Lin You repeated “Excuse me” and squeezed forward. Even though the students didn’t recognize her, they saw she was older and could guess she was a new student teacher, and one by one they made space for her.
“Hey,” someone recognized her as she walked. “Teacher Lin?”
Lin You stood still, looked in the direction of the voice, and two female students looked at her inquisitively.
One had a ponytail, the other had long hair. They looked familiar, maybe they were the students who called “Teacher Lin.” But the memory the system gave her was vague. She really didn’t know the names of these two students.
Anyway, it was a good question about how they recognized her.
“What happened up here?” Lin You asked.
The two girls looked at each other.
“You can’t be serious?” They sounded like they knew what happened, “They check the beds every three days, and we just heard the headteacher order people to check the boys’ side. Then he came rolling down the staircase.”
…Lin You’s first reaction was that it was haunted.
Then she remembered that morning the headteacher told her that is was like a feudalistic superstition.
After saying this, the people involved were helped up by two male teachers. Director Cao was very embarrassed, and his meticulously cared for short hair was in disarray. He was covered in dirt, a completely different person from this morning.
Unexpectedly he was uninjured, but he was traumatized. His lip was trembling, he was supported by two people, and his footsteps were light. Once he passed them, Lin You heard him mumble, “Staircase…staircase’s haunted.”
“Staircase?” The two girls next to her were also confused. “What staircase?”
The girl with the ponytail nudged the girl with the long hair.
“Didn’t you say the boys’ dorm also…”
Lin You heard the two girls whisper, “Also…?”
The two girls perked up with the sound of her voice, and couldn’t help but look at each other in dismay. After a while, the girl with long hair carefully said, “You don’t know?”
The other girl said, “Well, no wonder…”
Lin You: “???”
“Teacher, please don’t say it was us who told you,” the girl with the ponytail explained, “The school won’t let us discuss it, we only dare spread it in private…everyone says room 402 has problems.”
…Wait, it can’t be the room she lives in.
She thought the girl in the gap was a coincidence but was it really an open secret?
Their words made Lin You quickly realize she was wrong; it completely was not that thing.
“It is said that a few students in the year above us inexplicably had mental breakdowns, and one room of girls all left the school within the span of less than two weeks.”
Lin You: “Did they live in 402?
The two girls nodded.
“When did this happen?”
“A year ago.”
“When did this haunted rumor start?”
“…Should be a year ago now?”
Lin You’s conscience told her that what she guessed was about right, those same four girls from the room had planned to play bixian, but instead, they were targeted.
“The school is too much. Teacher Lin you don’t understand, they forced you into that room.”
The girl with the ponytail complained, “At first, the parents of the students placed in that room complained that it was superstitious and wouldn’t let them live there.”
“Right. In short, be careful,” the long-haired girl added, “402 is extremely evil, and all the girls that lived there these past few years have gone missing.”
Seeing them care for her welfare, “Teacher Lin” felt that her relationship with these students was a good one.
“Yes, I know.” Lin You laughed; the dorm mother had come again to drive people away. She rushed to tell them, “It’s so dark out, you two should get going.”
The two girls also saw the dorm mother. “Oh,” they said and left together.
“Haven’t you seen enough? Go home, everybody,” the dorm mother shouted, “It really is an uneventful day, I know you’ll make trouble!”
The girls unwillingly went into the building. Lin You stood on the ground and didn’t move.
She sensed there was something wrong here.
Those two girls just now…there was no mention of someone who checked in at 402 a few days earlier than her.
As it were, the dorm mother walked in front of her, Lin You looked around, she didn’t see that figure. She promptly asked, “Teacher Wu, did you see that girl I live with—“
The dorm mother asked, surprised: “Little Lin, are you confused?”
“Don’t you live alone?” She answered.
Her vague premonition was confirmed, Lin You’s head buzzed.
Seeing her subtle expression, the dorm mother looked a bit ugly. “You just said you lived together with someone…”
“It was a mistake,” Lin You answered quickly. She rushed to say, “What I meant to say was the people who lived across the hall from me. I borrowed books from them and I wanted to return them quickly.”
The dorm mother sighed. “You didn’t speak clearly, you scared me. Ok then, you should go back, it’s so dark you might trip.”
Now she must dare to return.
The dorm mother left. Lin You took some deep breaths.
Room 402 had problems. Fan Jinshu, the girl she lived with for one night, was a ghost—so she was invited to come out, then went back to the dorm with those girls who played bixian, it is open to discussion.
The most horrifying thing was, until now, her actions possibly were all in the scope of the other party’s plan.
She was indeed encouraged to investigate the haunting of the arts department by Fan Jingshu.
Lin You didn’t know whether she should return or not.
If she went back, she could see if the other party could move about freely in the daylight; that achievement is more than a star and a half higher than those two lousy ghosts. All of the clues aimed at room 402 and if she didn’t go now, she wouldn’t discover what more was in there.
Was it worth the gamble?
After thinking for a while, she pulled a coin out of her barren wallet.
“Fifty-fifty chance,” Lin You muttered, “Heads I go, tails I don’t go.”
She tried, and the coin spun flying in the air.
But this energy wasn’t quite right, and the coin suddenly slipped between her fingers, spun in a circle twice on the ground, and rolled into the gutter on the side of the road.
Lin You: “…”
She felt around in her wallet. No more coins.
Ok then, she still has to decide.
Going back, she thought, in any case in order to solve the riddle and clear the game, she had to go back one more time.
Besides…considering Fan Jingshu’s actions up until now, she had a bit of doubt that she wanted to harm her in the end.
Upstairs at the end of the crowd, all the girls from the floor had gone back to their rooms. Lin You stood alone outside room 402 and listened for movement on the other side of the door.
She gripped her flashlight tightly, although she had no other weapons, but at a critical point, it was excellent to smash someone’s skull.
In case she can stun them.
She looked behind her again, room 402 was at the top of the stairs. Although it seemed the headteacher had rolled down the staircase, this was actually the worst way to escape. Really it was obvious that you could just escape in the dorm rooms on the side.
A well-rounded plan would be to advance, attack, retreat, and defend!
Lin, You knocked on the door, and as before, there was no answer.
She held the flashlight behind her back, and with the other hand, held the doorknob and slowly opened the door—
There was not a soul in the room.
Looking at the wide-open window and night breeze blowing the curtains, Lin You didn’t know if she should let out her breath or not.
…Actually, just now she was fighting for air.
But there was no time to lose. Lin You quickly walked over, squatted, and put the flashlight down by her feet.
During the daytime, when she looked for things she only looked for things on her side. If there are still clues, they must be on the side where “Fan Jingshu” slept.
She quickly opened the pillow and saw nothing. She then felt about under the bedding, and also didn’t feel anything.
There was still under the bed—
“Click.” The door closed.
Lin You stood still and didn’t move her head.
The girl on the side of the door, most of the fair skin on her face slowly peeled off. Dark red flesh was exposed, muscles moved at the corner of her mouth, and exposed a smile that was completely not a smile.
“Teacher,” her voice was still soft and gentle. “What are you checking for?”