I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 14
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Don’t let him find you.
Lin You silently read the words on the paper again. She folded the note again without saying a word, and instead of putting it under the vase, she stuffed it into her pocket.
…Who was the “he” referring to?
She looked up at this small apartment again, and her vision was clouded by the dust from the vase.
The landlord must not have cleaned the place properly and threw all the work onto the newly moved in guest. Of course, this attitude, combined with the apartment being blocked by a telephone pole, were consistent with the definition of a cheap apartment.
If Lin You really had carried big and small bags in for the apartment’s tenant, it would not have been worth the headache. But she did not, it was a good thing for her.
—Just like the note under the vase, there may be more clues in the things left by the former resident.
Lin You looked around, but couldn’t find anything.
The last person may have left in a hurry, and all they left behind were some daily necessities and tools. She dug out a box of shaving cream from the cabinet—it looked like it may have been a man living alone.
Finally, she found what she was looking for in the corner of the drawer in the bookcase.
It was a thin book, and Lin You carefully wiped the dust off it. After reading three or four pages, she found that, like the cover, it was just an ordinary fiction magazine.
But when she continued to flip back, a few pieces of paper fell out of it.
Lin You picked up the newspaper clippings that fell on the ground one by one.
“Henry Davis, Cole Anderson…”
She read the names to herself. A total of five newspaper clippings were in the book, all of which were cases of missing children. The oldest victim was not more than eleven.
The only thing in common was that they all went missing in the town of Praia—
Lin You looked out the window again.
An old billboard nearby said, “Welcome to Praia.”
So in this weird town, children have disappeared one after another. It seemed that the person who lived here before investigated these disappearances?
She suspected this was where she came in.
After thinking about it, Lin You felt that something had slipped through, and didn’t notice it for a while.
Lin You: “…………………………”
She forgot that she had teammates.
It was probably because waking up alone in the studio apartment made her subconsciously think of the school she was returning to. Her first reaction was to check the room, and she completely forgot that it was an instance with a team.
She slowly opened the door.
There were only four households on the first floor of this small apartment building. She was next to the stairs, and she heard hurried footsteps coming up.
She saw the door open, and a young girl walked excitedly to the top of the stairs. She walked towards Lin You and complained quietly: “Do you know how many times I went up and down to find you?”
“Traitor! Don’t tell me you forgot about me!”
Lin You who really forgot: “…”
Wait a minute, was the ghost the traitor?
She was about to laugh so that she would forget it when someone caught up to them and opened the door a bit.
“It’s you at the door. I’m so relieved,” Geng Qinghe said with a sigh of relief, with some fear in his voice, “I was still wondering if it would be the standard routine for a murderer hiding in the apartment. In all the B-grades they open the door to kill.”
Girl: “…Who is this?”
Lin You thought it was necessary to be the mediator.
“This is Geng Qinghe, the student I met in the last instance. Because we worked well together, I had him join us.” She introduced her, “This is my childhood best friend.”
“Jian Mingjia.” The young girl said readily.
“The profession I was matched with was a pharmacist, but it could also be a doctor”
“That being said, I haven’t asked yet,” Jian Mingjia turned her head, “Youyou, novice, have you ever been a novice, what kind of career do you have?”
Lin You: “Summoner.”
Jian Mingjia: “…Summon what?”
Lin You didn’t talk too much nonsense. She waved her hand and called the illustrated book, and spread out all kinds of ghost pictures. Anyone with a discerning eye could see what this profession was calling.
Jian Mingjia: “………………”
Knowing this childhood friend well, she was not surprised at all.
“All right. By the way,” she remembered something, “I just looked around for a long time. If it’s not that everyone stayed behind closed doors like you two, there would only be three of us in this instance.”
Players from the system are relatively concentrated. Just like how they were all in the car before, this time they were all in this apartment.
Lin You thought about it, “How about we go down? I’m interested in that telephone pole.”
Jian Mingjia and Geng Qinghe did not object, and the three of them went downstairs. The manager of the apartment was not at the front desk. Lin You glanced outside the door and saw that the sky had turned dark, leaving them little free time.
“Right,” she asked, “If you didn’t leave your internship in the day, why did you get on at this time?”
Jian Mingjia was stiff, then sighed.
“Don’t mention it. Forget it.”
Lin You thought she knew.
“Didn’t I tell you?” Jian Mingjia shrugged, “‘Little Jian, go and pour a glass of water.’ ‘Little Jian, please print out my child’s file—’ You asked me to do some serious work. They work overtime and I have to stay and wait. It’s so annoying. Someday I will go to find a place where I can really learn something.”
She quickly recounted her words, “No, no, not someday. I’ll wait a few days, then I’ll complete a few more instances before going.”
“Speaking of the instance—” Jian Mingjia said, “What happened to the telephone pole? Did you find a clue to this instance?”
“Here it is.”
Lin You stuffed the piece of paper and news clippings into their hands, and walked up to the telephone pole by herself, “I suspect it’s all those missing children notices posted on it.”
—Indeed they were.
After just a glance, Lin You found Henry and Cole’s names in those missing children notices.
It described in detail what kind of clothes they were wearing when they disappeared and also had their photos. One of them was obviously newly posted, a little girl named Emily.
It is estimated she had just disappeared.
“These were all found in the room?” Geng Qinghe asked suddenly.
“There weren’t any in mine.” He scratched his head. “I learned from you. I searched every corner. I didn’t even find any hair, let alone clues—maybe no one lived there before.”
Lin You looked at Jian Mingjia again.
“I—I thought about coming to you directly. I didn’t look at my room very much,” the latter replied, “But there shouldn’t be anything in there, either.”
That would be weird, Lin You thought, how the clues were all piled up in her room.
She somehow felt that this was not a good thing.
The sky went completely dark just after they finished talking. The forest in the distance became more and more deep and unmeasurable in the darkness, and even the gust of wind blowing by seemed to whimper.
DON’T LET HIM FIND YOU.
Recalling this sentence in unison, the three of them looked at each other, and Geng Qinghe was the first to go back, “…Should we go back up?”
“What should we do tonight?” Lin You looked at her wristwatch, “We should go back to each of our rooms and go to bed at ten o’clock. I will go to the town residents to inquire about the missing cases in the morning.”
In the cooperative mode, the time will only be skipped if all players choose to fall asleep.
“Let’s do it like this.”
Jian Mingjia sighed and complained: “Why is my room the only one downstairs…”
After this, she said “good night” and went into the room and closed the door. Seeing her like this, Geng Qinghe was too embarrassed to linger. His bleak look made Lin You feel that if the system did not have them automatically go to sleep, tonight would be a sleepless night.
She walked into her apartment and locked the door.
—There were still two and a half hours before ten o’clock, what should she do?
The things she showed to them before had been returned to her hand and was put into her pocket. Lin You thought if she should look around again. She was a little sloppy before, so maybe she could pick up another mistake.
She thought about it, and turned around, and went into the bathroom near the door.
The room was not big, and the separate bathroom was even smaller. The shower, sink, and toilet were crowded together. Lin You stepped on the stool and looked over the cabinet above her head, only to see a layer of dust.
She had pulled the shaving cream out of this wooden cabinet, and now it was perfectly lying in the corner.
A mirror hung under the cabinet and Lin You stood facing it. When she got nothing from the stool, she caught a glimpse of something passing by in the mirror.
Looking closely, she saw she was the only one in the mirror.
Was it an illusion?
—No, the illusions in horror movies are usually real.
Lin You, who knew this well, did not relax and was still looking at this mirror. At this moment, a crisp laugh suddenly sounded in her ear.
A little girl seemed to be laughing softly in her ear, and her voice was very faint. There was a bit of vicious sharpness in the laughter, and it was in the bathroom at night, which should make people feel chills.
But the people who felt chills did not include Linyou.
Who was she?
The door was blocked by the bloody BOSS again, and she had seen the legendary black goat kid with her own eyes. No matter how she saw it, she had only seen a tiny bit of this world.
What did this trifling laughter mean?
At this moment, she also saw that there was most likely a problem with the mirror, so she stretched out her hand, grabbed both sides of the mirror and took it off the hook, and then hung it on the wall facing the other side—her gestures were hugely indifferent.
The little girl’s laughter stopped abruptly as if she didn’t see this coming.
This silence didn’t last long. Lin You was about to step out of the bathroom door when she heard the sound of something smashing on the wall.
It was like someone who was suffering inside the wall and couldn’t get out, so angry that it slammed into the mirror.
The sound became louder and louder until Linyou left and returned a minute later, and then spread the things on the side of the sink—
A claw hammer and four nails.
“Look at the things I put here.”
Linyou was very friendly.
“If you are not honest, then I have to nail the mirror to the wall—you decide.”
The world was finally quiet.