I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 4
Maybe this was the road to the topic of losing one’s life.
Lin You silently retook her hand that was stretched out under the bed. In the plot she saw from the beginning, a ghost’s hand would suddenly drag her from her wrist down below, but the facts were more exciting than this.
The master of the family had returned directly.
She had no idea whether she should turn around or not. If she turned around, she sensed she would see things she shouldn’t see, maybe it will die. (FLAG) If she didn’t turn around, she would keep exposing her back to the enemy.
Lin You could hear it was still Fan Jingshu’s voice, only it was as light as a feather, as if it came from a faraway place.
The window was wide open, but the chill on her back was not from the chilly night wind because it was so cold it penetrated her to the bone.
“You don’t have to be secretive with me, it’s just like a teacher-student relationship,” the girl said. “I left clues there, why didn’t you pick them up and look at them?”
This is so awkward.
After being in a deadlock for a while, she realized that her counterpart didn’t have a plan at the moment. Lin You extended her hands once more, stretched her fingers and she found two fragile pieces of paper.
…This is really happening.
The faint gaze of the ghost girl was like a glow but she was still breathing. After reaching for the two papers, she used the small flashlight to illuminate the words.
There was one big one and one small one. Lin You first looked at the small one. The piece of paper was smaller than her palm, and it was cut from the newspaper. The story said that some college student with the alias Xiao Yu had died in a motorcycle accident.
Last night when Lin You happened to glance at her phone, this piece of paper was thoughtfully cut out with the above date on it; this event happened a month ago.
But the other one was a student file. Lin You glanced at its photo. The girl in the photo ID had a beautiful smile and she who looked all too familiar. She started school four years ago, but the following record, who knows who filled it in, showed that she disappeared during her second-year summer vacation under mysterious circumstances.
…She had lived with this girl for one night, and Fan Jingshu didn’t use the name on the file.
Lin You slowly turned around.
Although she was mentally prepared, she still couldn’t help but feel a chill whenever she saw the girl’s true face.
On the paper, one of the eyes was normal, and the other just showed bare, bloody flesh. Fortunately, the other eyeball was still hanging up, without the eyelid covering it. It looked absolutely terrible.
Lin You took two deep breaths and steadied herself.
“What do I call you,” she asked, “Fan Jingshu, or Xue Yao?”
The girl laughed let out a bubbly laugh.
“The teacher is worthy of my fancy—whatever you want to call me, I don’t care.” She then said carefully, “Of course, that name there is my fake chosen name.”
“That person,” Xue Yao said facing the newspaper clipping in Lin You’s hands, “is the person who killed me.”
The second she said this, Lin You immediately understood the role she played in that “accident.” She would not believe it was an accident like in the newspaper.
Remembering the missing students those two girls brought up, and in the events now, she guessed what the truth was.
It was about the girls who played bixian in room 402. It was a coincidence that the former school ghosts were to blame for the missing girls that were asked out during bixian. This resentment made such an impression on them that they all dropped out within a week, only the “bixian” who was not sent away had stayed.
But they were not the only ones affected, there was the student-teacher who moved in one year later.
Lin You originally thought that stammering, fuzzy memory was a hole in the transmission of her mind; she never thought it was a hint.
If it wasn’t a problem with her mental state, regular people would not mention the student who lived with me to other people, that would be why the illusion had been maintained for so long.
“The murderer should be Yu?”
This name wasn’t unusual, but it was interesting to use it in a private school. The principal had the same surname, Lin You didn’t think it was a coincidence. “He and the principal—“
“Four years ago, Yu Qiuliang and I were at the same school. He was the principal’s nephew.” Xue Yao moved her muscles, without the skin, and she didn’t seem to be smiling anymore. “Who would believe that he secretly pestered me.”
Lin You: “…Did you report it to the police?”
That one bare eye turned to look at her.
“Teacher, have you forgotten? The school doesn’t let us bring our phones.”
Xue Yao still used the same relaxed and happy tone as the night before, but Lin You heard a chill in it for no reason. “So, there is no one to help you?”
The girl only gave a mocking laugh.
Yes, Lin You thought, she had asked a stupid question. If someone offered to help her out, she wouldn’t be standing here today.
“During summer break, almost everyone had left. I also wanted to go home, but he dragged me to their dorm again.” Xue Yao’s bloody nails pulled down her collar, revealing the light and dark bruises. “Then? It’s disputed.”
“Because I was summoned, I can only move around in these two buildings, so I asked other people to help kill him, but it was not enough.” She then said, “I want you to find my body.”
Lin You thought that Yu Qiuliang must have handled the scene quite cleanly. Where could she find it?
“He didn’t dare let others know that he killed someone. The flesh was rushed into the sewer, and the bones are still there.” As if she could see her thoughts, Sue Yao looked in a certain direction, “They are buried deep in the woods over there.”
After a while, Lin You let out a sigh.
She thought of the conversations she overheard on the edge of the crowd at the beginning of the game.
When she was sick, this ghost had stolen someone else’s lunchbox to give her a meal. Although the food in the cafeteria was awful, it’s the thought that counts, right?”
“Where is it?” she asked.
It seemed like Xue Yao didn’t expect her to be so straightforward, and replied quickly after being stunned.
“Enter from the far left, go straight for thirteen steps, turn right for seven steps, and there’s a triangular stone on it.” She added, “There’s a shovel in the stairwell of academic building 1.”
Remembering that the security guards patrolled, Lin You also heard the jangle of keys—the stairwell was probably locked.
Xue Yao: “The key is in the security room.”
The course of action was in front of her; she had three choices.
One was to pick the lock herself, but she couldn’t do that even if she had a wire. The second was to persuade the security guards to lend her the key, or she could go in through the window and steal the key.
…No, maybe there’s another way.
Lin You thought for a while, then walked to the bookcase and knocked. “Are you there?”
Xue Yao: “…”
The girl in the gap: “…”
There’s a head!!
In a second, she saw a flat face with large dark circles squeeze out from the gap, threatening her with a hiss.
Lin You: “I’m sorry, I don’t understand.”
The girl in the gap almost passed out with anger.
“It’s blue!” she hissed louder, and Lin You could barely understand it. “You knocked my hand blue, what are you telling me to do now!”
…It can speak, and it was really down to earth.
Lin You looked at the left hand she had bored into out of desperation. It was so gray that she couldn’t see the green anymore—but she sensibly didn’t say anything.
“I’ll release you, can you go to the security room and take the key?”
She wasn’t looking at the girl in the gap, but Xue Yao. After all, the girl in the gap and the plaster bust were alike, it was most likely done under the latter’s instruction.
Sure enough, Xue Yao’s expression was also very wonderful. After a long time, her face moved, and she nodded her head. With her nodding, the girl in the gap could only come out from behind the bookcase angrily and quickly disappeared out the door.
Lin You didn’t want to wait at 402 either. She was ready to go to academic building 1, the girl from the gap should be able to meet her midway and deliver the stolen key.
“How tall is he?” she suddenly asked before leaving.
Xue Yao was surprised by the question, “…Almost 1.9 meters.”
Then she knew.
Lin You nodded and then left.
It should be mentioned that a certain guy was very efficient at their actions. As soon as she passed the corner of the wall, a hand stuck out of a crack in the wall.
Lin You was surprised; composing herself, she saw that there was a key in that chicken-foot-like hand.
She was pleased, “Thank you.”
The girl from the gap unhappily pressed the key into her arms and the next second, she had disappeared from the wall without a trace.
Lin You naturally didn’t have a care. She used her borrowed flashlight to find the key for the stairwell, smoothly unlocked the stairwell, and took the handy shovel in it.
The school was built in the suburbs, so there was a lot of land, and a large forest in the corner. The trees have been around since the school was founded ten years ago, and they usually grow well and without diseases, and naturally don’t need humans to care for them.
She also didn’t know if she fully understood the psychological effects of having a skeleton buried here. As soon as she stepped into the woods, Lin You felt a stray breeze blowing on her face.
…Coming here in the middle of the night to dig up someone else’s bones is far from being only a bit scary.
But no matter how she does it, it is even less likely that she comes across a group of teachers and students in the day.
One step, two steps, three steps…
Lin You closed her eyes and walked step by step to the place where the body was hidden, as Xue Yao instructed.
The thirteenth step.
But she didn’t turn here, instead, she continued walking for three steps.
Since Xue Yao couldn’t leave the dorm building, she said 9 or 10 was the number of steps she felt when the murderer threw the body. Yu Qiuliang was more than a head higher than she was, so there must be a difference in the length of their strides.
After walking the distance she estimated, when Lin You lowered her head, she saw a triangular stone the size of her palm right under her feet.
…As expected, in this instance there was a small hole in the ground, just waiting for her to hear Xue Yao’s instructions.
Although she successfully saw through the program’s plot, Lin You was not very happy. She squatted down, removed the stone, and quickly dug at the ground with the shovel.
Xue Yao said that Yu Qiuliang had buried it very deep, and it was not until Lin You was digging herself that she realized what kind of “deep” this was.
There was already a small mound on the edge of the pit. Lin You wiped the sweat from her brow and imagined how this murderer dealt with dragging the body and burying the body in such a deep grave in the middle of the night. It suddenly got very cold.
She dug once more, and suddenly heard a dull sound. After being stunned for a bit, Lin You understood. She immediately grabbed her flashlight and shone it down.
At the bottom of the deep pit was a chunk of sharply pointed eerie, white finger bone.