I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 16
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Lin You was always explicit in deciding what to do.
She went upstairs again and returned to her apartment. She was followed by Jian Mingjia, who wanted to watch the excitement and see Lin You scaring ghosts firsthand. Unfortunately, the bathroom was small, and the two of them were reluctant to stand there, so the latter had to stand at the door and look in.
The ghosts in the game were basically the same as the bosses. Since this one can communicate through the mirror, it was chosen to be the next source of information.
“Don’t pretend,” Lin You knocked on the motionless frame, “I know you’re in there.”
Maybe it was an illusion, but a sob echoed in the semi-enclosed narrow space.
Jian Mingjia: “…”
Wow, did she scare her so bad she was crying?
“Hey, how terrible I am.”
But someone was unaware, “If you answer my question well, I will turn you back—of course, if you want to do something after this, you won’t want to know the consequences.”
…Wait, did it become a threat?!
Jian Mingjia was watching from the sides, dumbstruck. She recalled her usual disposition of being a teenager and decided to shut up and watch the show.
“I, I promise you,” the little girl whispered, “I will definitely not make trouble this time.”
Lin You thought that it actually worked.
She thought for a moment, reached out and took the mirror down, and hung it back up.
The little girl hiding in the mirror carefully poked her head out of the corner.
Jian Mingjia gasped subconsciously.
Both of them had seen the face in the missing person notice posted on the telephone pole—just two hours ago. In the photo, the little girl had light golden natural curls and smiled brightly and cutely, but now she looked completely different in the mirror.
Her original white and tender skin was glowing with a strange brown, wrinkled like tree bark. Her blond hair was drooping, and you could only vaguely see her facial features.
“I’m sorry,” she hesitated, “I just want to scare you, I’m not malicious.”
She let it go.
“Are you Emily?” Lin You asked.
The little girl looked surprised.
“I don’t remember,” she replied. “Call me whatever you like.”
She can’t remember?
Lin You looked at her, but did not see any trace of lying on her face, “Then how much do you remember?”
“Only a little bit.”
The little girl rubbed her fingers and said unsurely: “I used to have my parents who loved me very much, and…I woke up in a place with a lot of pipes and machines. I remember it was very big, surrounded by cardboard boxes with wooden boards on the ground. They were all dirty, and there were several kids around my age…”
Lin You quickly thought of a place that fit this description.
“You mean a factory?”
Emily rolled her eyes and gave a soft “um”.
“Should be…anyway, I was here at the time,” she pleaded, “But they are still normal, please—please save them!”
Glancing up and down at the little girl in the mirror, Lin You suddenly smiled.
“Okay,” she said at Emily’s surprised eyes, “Leave it to me.”
Geng Qinghe was leaning on the handrail of the stairs and waiting for the two of them, thinking about life. When Jian Mingjia yelled, he almost fell over. He managed to balance himself and quickly said: “What’s the matter?”
“Let’s go,” Lin You pointed out, “Go and see which factory nearby has not been used for a long time.”
Jian Mingjia couldn’t help but pull her sleeve.
“Think about how long this has been. How could the kidnapped kids still be there even if they were alive? Just in case you go there and it’s only Slenderman—”
Lin You: “That’s just right.”
Jian Mingjia: “…”
Oh, she forgot that this guy had her heart set on getting the card.
“You…” Geng Qinghe, who didn’t hear the cause of the incident, was still confused, “What are you talking about?”
“The ghost in the mirror in her room is a little girl who was abducted by Slenderman.” Jian Mingjia explained: “Then she said that she was dead, but she had seen other children alive and hidden in a factory. She asked us to save them.”
Hearing what she said, Lin You was happy, “Do you really believe what she said?”
Jian Mingjia: “………………Huh?”
“When it comes to the factory, the guidance is too obvious. The child is really a child.” She said, “Moreover, Emily deliberately hid a little—if she was there, she would go into the mirror, and who put her in the apartment?”
“Sure, it’s possible that Miller picked it up, but what if it’s Slenderman?”
Jian Mingjia was a hair behind.
“Why would he do this?” she murmured.
“It’s his style?”
Lin You spread her hands.
“It’s evident because he likes to torture victims to their mental breakdown.”
“There is a very classic game,” she said. “Although it is not stated explicitly, he shows almost all the clues that lead the protagonist to discover the truth. Then when she thought she could finally escape, she was killed.”
She shrugged, “Maybe it’s called ‘I like when you know the truth but I still kidnap you when you’re helpless’.”
“He can also turn the killer into his own agent—in short, if Emily is the agent of Slenderman, that means he asked Emily to entice me to go to the factory,” Lin You said, “Maybe something really is waiting there.”
As for whether it is the ghost, or someone else, it is hard to say.
But risks and benefits coexist, and the protagonist of that game almost found a way to eliminate Slenderman.
“So you really want to go?” Geng Qinghe said stiffly.
The answer was Lin You’s smile.
—Why don’t you want to come and beat someone at their own game?
Her peach blossom eyes curved, and the ends of her eyes were raised. She smiled very well but smiled so Geng Qinghe and Jian Mingjia would once again light a candle for Slenderman in their hearts.
How can you expect to walk by the riverside without getting your shoes wet, and walk around at night and not see ghosts!
Although it was a devil ghost.
“Okay,” Jian Mingjia took the lead and walked down, “Then go find someone to ask.”
It was a coincidence.
When they stepped down the last step, someone happened to push the door in.
With a full beard on his chin, the man threw a key carelessly at the front desk, and they could all see his identity—it was undoubtedly the manager of this apartment complex.
Lin You quickly glanced at the name tag on his chest.
“…Mr. Alva,” she asked, “are there any factories in this town that are closed down?”
“Not near this suburb.”
The bearded man replied: “Just go out and walk straight for more than twenty minutes, and you can see it to the left—why are you asking this?”
“Just asking,” it may be that her appearance was too deceptive, and it really didn’t arouse the suspicion of the other party, “I just heard that business was down.”
“Oh, then pay attention.” He reminded. “No one goes there. It’s too dangerous and in disrepair. I don’t know what’s there.”
She was just planning to go there to meet a third BOSS: “…………Ahahaha.”
“It’s still a bit far this way, no wonder it’s in the suburbs.”
Stepping out of the apartment door some distance, Jian Mingjia shaded her eyes, and looked into the distance in the direction the bearded manager said, “Ah—I see a shadow.”
As the surrounding buildings became sparser, the factory buildings were also closer.
This building was large, and there were weeds in the driveway around it, and it looked like it had been abandoned for a long time. Someone had rolled up the shutter door. Although it was still curled and closed, it was still enough for a person to get in by lifting it.
Just be careful.
Be careful not to be cut by the iron. As soon as Lin You successfully got into the factory, she was choked with the dust on the inside that had accumulated for so many years.
Jian Mingjia came in and couldn’t help complaining, “Why is this so dusty?”
“It’s been abandoned for a long time?” Geng Qinghe, who stayed at the end of the rolling shutter door, also came in, and Lin You looked around, “It’s dark.”
There was nothing in the factory building from the sun shining outside, except for the glimmer of light leaking from the rolling shutters.
Lin You opened her pockets.
“Okay, necessary props for horror games,” she said, “Nuclear flashlight—just kidding, I found it in my suitcase last night.”
In addition to a change of clothes, the two suitcases held daily necessities, so they can also be used.
“…Does it have enough power?” Geng Qinghe still remembered the one that quickly died last time.
“I even brought the battery.”
Lin You turned on the flashlight, and a bright white light penetrated the darkness, illuminating the scene in front of them, “Why don’t you find the switch first?”
That being said, no one knew where the switch was. The only means of lighting was the flashlight. Jian Mingjia was worried when a sudden movement made her hair stand up.
She reflexively was surprised, and then realized that she accidentally kicked a foam board.
But in the next second, she couldn’t let go of her breath.
It wasn’t her voice, there was still an echo.
Something that looked like a human came into their field of vision.
The black, shriveled, thin clothes hung on “it” in broken pieces, and the ribs protruded very clearly. “It” was almost the height of an adult, and when the rotten and distorted face turned to them, screams far beyond the human vocal range pierced the eardrums of the three of them.
Lin You had to cover her ears. Seeing the other two stumbling and running at an astonishing speed, she turned around and the two understood her meaning in seconds.
Although they didn’t know if this was the factory Emily was talking about, they passed a lot of pipes and abandoned equipment covered in cobwebs.
Turning around, the strange footsteps behind them still hadn’t disappeared.
After turning a corner, Lin You was surprised that she had kicked something.
Without further ado, when she saw the thing clearly, she grabbed Jian Mingjia and pushed her to the other end, “Take this!”
Jian Mingjia: “Huh??? Huh???”
Confused, she still knew something, and they each squatted aside.
“When I count to three,” Lin You said, “just pull it.”
The rotting corpse who was still shrieking was getting closer. His limbs were bent strangely, but it didn’t affect his speed in the slightest.
The rope at the intersection suddenly pulled up, and the rotting corpse, who was eager to chase the three people but didn’t even look at the road, let out a “clang—“
It fell on its face.