I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 21
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
“Youyou,” Jian Mingjia asked from behind, “What are you looking at?”
Lin You recovered and pointed to the window, “This puppet over here—eh?”
As soon as she looked away and looked back again, the puppet was still sitting there, as if she had just imagined it turning its head 180 degrees.
Lin You: “…”
How come one or two like to play like this, like Slenderman staring at her.
The other three people came over when they heard her. Although they didn’t see it turning around with their own eyes, they immediately saw the vintage and colorful puppets.
“I was most afraid of dolls when I was a kid…” Jian Mingjia whispered.
Lin You glanced at Liao Tong.
The idea of stealthily picking the lock or breaking the glass of the shop window was in her mind. She was thinking about the strange teammate here, and she decided to give up for now.
Her abilities were still a bit special, and it was best to hide some of it in front of the person she didn’t know. In addition, this was just the beginning of the instance, and it was not wise to rush into it with an unclear background.
She looked up at the number plate, remembered the name of the store, and waved at it casually.
—I will come to play with you next time.
Geng Qinghe and Jian Mingjia noticed her small movements and couldn’t help but mourn for the puppet for two seconds. And Liao Tong was still leaning on the glass and focusing intensely, getting cold all over by the thoughts that came up one after another.
“Could there be such puppets in other places?” he said, “Isn’t this instance called ‘House of Puppets’?”
The most easily affected of the three was Geng Qinghe, and the corresponding picture immediately appeared in his mind, but Lin You also added fuel to the fire when she echoed:
She said: “Worst case is that there are no people here, only puppets.”
It was called the House of Puppets, after all.
Geng Qinghe: “…………”
Don’t talk about it anymore!!
“Let’s go back to the car.” Liao Tong kept touching his arm. Whether he was believing his own lies or protecting himself, staying in a closed space always makes people feel more secure—of course, whether it was actually safe or not was another discussion. “Isn’t it about taking the inheritance? Go straight to the house and have a look.”
Each person returned to their own seat. It wasn’t easy to find a house in a strange town, especially since they hadn’t asked for directions yet—they hadn’t seen anyone the whole time.
After traveling around the town several times, they found the single-family villa that fit the description in the inheritance document.
“Originally, the fastest way to clear the game may be to turn around from the beginning,” Geng Qinghe didn’t want to get out of the car very much, and slowly opened the door. “Unfortunately, it will be judged as a negative game…”
“Then the evaluation will be D.”
Liao Tong took over the conversation: “But it’s not easy to say. Sometimes those ghosts will come by themselves.”
“…Don’t ask me how I know.” He complained.
Lin You thought that there was no need to ask. Generally speaking, it must be because he had personally experienced blood and tears.
The three of them didn’t speak, and Liao Tong did not mention their abilities. It seemed that everyone was tacitly observing each other secretly. Lin You guessed that the other party may not have a normal profession in the eyes of the public.
With the key to the front door in the file bag, Lin You took it out and inserted it into the keyhole, and twisted it smoothly.
Before going through the door, she pressed the light switch.
It was strange that in this empty town, the electricity was still running normally. Lin You watched the chandelier flash twice, illuminating the entrance hall and the stairs and living room behind in an instant.
Seeing the decoration inside the house, Liao Tong couldn’t help whistling.
“If it weren’t for this town being weird,” he joked, “this would be worth a small fortune.”
The house left to Lin You by a distant relative covered a large area of three floors. The interior decoration had cost a lot of money, not to mention the furniture, and even the wooden boards and tiles on the floor were very valuable.
Jian Mingjia, who had been silently struggling with the content of this instance because of the shadow of her childhood suddenly asked, “What do you think it is?”
The others looked in the direction she was pointing, suddenly speechless.
A small, half-human puppet was leaning at the corner of the stairs. Its light green plastic eyes looked toward the door impartially—right at them.
It was wearing a small suit and a red bow tie. Like the puppet in the shop, this one seemed to be used to perform ventriloquism. It looked strange with its movable chin and bulging cheeks.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
While seeing the whole view of the puppet, the others didn’t react and go over, so Lin You rushed up to pick it up.
The weight of the puppet was not light, but despite this, she directly opened the cabinet next to it and stuffed it in.
Jian Mingjia: “This, this, this will not be—”
“Well,” Lin You said, “It should be.”
Geng Qinghe was still affected from seeing the puppet, and his face was almost green.
“Huh?” Liao Tong still couldn’t figure it out. Seeing the reaction of several people made him dazed, “Am I the only one who doesn’t know what’s going on?”
“Have you seen ‘Dead Silence?’” Jian Mingjia asked, “The movie.”
Liao Tong: “…No, I just heard of it.”
“There was a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw in the last century.” Lin You closed the cabinet door and explained, “Well the ventriloquist performed by claiming that her doll was alive and soulful.”
“But she was accused by a little boy during a performance that he saw her mouth move and said she was a liar. Later, she kidnapped the boy and turned him into a puppet. After this incident was revealed, many residents of the small town rushed into her house, cut off her tongue, and killed her.”
“It’s not over.”
Jian Mingjia shuddered and helped supplement the story.
“Mary Shaw’s ghost came back for revenge, possessing more than a hundred puppets from her lifetime. She wanted to kill all the participants and their descendants by this.”
“Then the one just now,” she said, “is her most famous puppet, named Billy—she performed with it when she was exposed.”
Although they didn’t know how this small town became the dead city it is now, it’s definitely inseparable from Mary Shaw and her puppets.
Moreover, they are still here.
“Beware of the stare from Mary Shaw.”
Lin You thought.
“She has no children, only dolls. If you see her, don’t scream, or she will open your mouth and tear out your tongue.”
Liao Tong: “Why is it so bloody?”
“This is a nursery rhyme spread in a small town in the movie.” Lin You said, “In short, don’t scream no matter what happens. This is Mary Shaw’s condition for killing.”
In other words, this instance will be over if someone screams once.
To tear off the tongue is also a literal meaning. People killed by Mary Shaw look terrified without exception, their mouths were wide open, but the tongue inside was nowhere to be seen.
“This is human instinct…” Jian Mingjia cried, “Hey, I will try my best.”
“We need to divide the labor now.”
Lin You shook her index finger.
“Let’s split up to inspect this house and look around.”
Since it was the inheritance under her name, most of the clues must be here.
Liao Tong: “Then this group…”
It stands to reason that it must be more dangerous outside, but it’s different when Mary Shaw’s puppet is in the house. God knows what else is hidden here.
“Let’s check here,” Lin You pointed at herself and Jian Mingjia, “Let’s go out and see.”
“…Is it okay with just the two of you?” Liao Tong looked at the two girls.
“It’s okay.” Lin You waved her hand, “Anyway, just remember, don’t scream.”
Geng Qinghe reluctantly walked, turning around one step at a time.
—He really wanted to be with the boss.
Is it super safe?
Lin You just pretended she hadn’t seen his glance, she still wanted the convenience of finding a body in the house for Jian Mingjia to make an identification.
The living room was connected to the kitchen. Lin You observed it carefully and found that there was not much dust on the table and sofa. It seemed that the owner of the house—her “distant relative”—had just died.
“Hey Lin You, look over here.”
Jian Mingjia shouted beside the refrigerator, “There’s still food in here.”
Lin You walked over.
There really was.
The refrigerator was chilled, and the fruits and vegetables were readily available. They looked very fresh, with shiny and moist skin, and obviously, they had not lost much moisture.
“I’m a bit hungry,” she said quietly, “I ate instant noodles at home for lunch.”
“You wouldn’t dare eat this.”
Jian Mingjia shrugged, “Who knows if any of those puppets can move. If you eat it, it will be troublesome.”
Lin You: “Why don’t you go and see if there’s something in the trunk—”
Halfway through the conversation, both of them felt a gust of wind blowing.
It wasn’t the cool air coming from the refrigerator in front of them, but the temperature of the entire kitchen was faintly decreasing.
When they turned their heads in unison, Jian Mingjia covered her mouth for fear of screaming subconsciously.
At the empty dining table just now, Billy, the puppet, who should have been well locked in the cabinet, was sitting there.
His plastic eyes seemed to be alive, and he looked at Jian Mingjia, and then slowly turned to Lin You. The movable wooden chin clicked and dropped, and his mouth grew wide as if he was grinning with a very malicious smile.
It opened its mouth with a slightly dry and sharp voice.
The marionette only had time to say this word.
Lin You glanced at the refrigerator and grabbed a handful from it.
She strode forward, and in the gap where neither Jian Mingjia nor Mary Shaw who was possessing Billy could react, she broke the two small peppers she had grabbed and stuffed them into the puppet’s big mouth.
She also helped close its chin intimately.
Five seconds passed.
Ten seconds passed.
The puppet jumped from the dining table and plunged straight into the sink.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]