I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 24
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Lin You always thought that she was good at supporting herself.
She cut some shredded lettuce, sliced some tomato, added half an egg and some salad dressing, mixed it into a small bowl of salad, and solved dinner. When the sound of the key turning came from the door, she was already standing by the sink and washing dishes.
“How was the date?” she asked.
“Very good, very good.” Mother Lin squinted, “Your dad’s parking so I’ll tell you, the movie that he treated me to was interesting, and the steak we had at noon—”
Lin You: “…”
She thought of her own lunch at noon.
Her own child, sure enough, her own child.
Just thinking about it, her mobile phone rang by the sink. When Mother Lin heard the ringtone and read the screen as she changed her shoes and asked, “Who is it?”
“Little Jia,” Lin You shook the water from her hands and picked up the phone, “I guess something happened.”
Mother Lin replied, and reminded her of something suddenly: “Jian’s girl hasn’t been over in a while, you should ask her to come to our house for a meal.”
“Okay, okay—“ Lin You made a gesture, “I will answer the phone first.”
She guessed what Jian Mingjia wanted to say, and as expected, she closed the door and put on the phone, and she heard the other person asking.
“Just now Little Geng didn’t say much when I was there. Are you really going to participate in that event?”
“If not, are you not going to participate in the event?” Lin You answered leisurely, “The official organization will experience the A-level instance in advance. It’s a great opportunity, so many people want to participate yet have no chance.”
This was true, it has already blown up on the forum.
The homepage was overwhelmingly discussing this topic, and occasionally there were several previous “come and talk about interesting teammates you have encountered in the game” and “rational discussion, which was your most terrifying experience” and so on were “hot” topics.
Lin You skipped these for the time being. She glanced at a seated person with a checkmark.
“This is someone who has come out to claim the spot.”
In other words, they were equivalent to the strength of some players being recognized as the best in the public, and some people will inevitably have their egos swell because of this.
“Don’t talk too much about everything,” Jian Mingjia said coldly, “It will be fun if you can’t hold it back then.”
“Also, it’s not that I don’t believe you when I’m making this call. In any case, unfortunately, it’s an A-level. You should pay more attention tomorrow.”
“Okay, okay,” Lin You promised, “I will disappear.”
Jian Mingjia: “…”
In fact, she wondered if this person knew how to write the word “disappear.”
But after so many years, how could she not know the other party’s temperament, and she couldn’t persuade her when she understood it.
Lin You remembered, “My mother just saw you call and asked me to ask you when you have time for dinner.”
“Right, in any case, I’ve quit my internship and I have time. I’ll see what my aunt says.” Jian Mingjia said, “If you want to participate in the activity tomorrow morning, then I will sleep and wake up again.”
The game official unified the start time of the test to the morning of the next day.
At nine o’clock in the morning, Lin You went online on time.
In the list of friends, the names of Jian Mingjia and Geng Qinghe were greyed out. It was estimated that they were going to wait until she came out at noon.
SENSING THAT THE PLAYER HOLDS AN INVITATION LETTER.
The AI’s inorganic voice said.
DO YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER THE TEST INSTANCE?
Lin You thought that it didn’t still have to ask, of course, she chose “yes.”
Entering the A-level instance “Kisaragi Station.” There were a total of twelve players participating in this instance. Since it was still in the open beta and debugging period, the balance of difficulty could not be guaranteed.
After this brief statement, the AI began to count down.
When it counted to the last second, Lin You suddenly felt her body shake.
The shock was short-lived, like waking up after napping in the car. Opening her eyes again, she found that she was sitting on a tram.
The night scene outside the window flicked by and the tram galloped steadily. At least Lin You couldn’t feel any shaking while sitting on the thick and soft seat. She was still holding the invitation letter in her hand, and there was only the slight sound of train tracks in her ears.
She was the only person in the entire carriage.
Not just in this one carriage. Lin You got up and looked through the glass door between the carriages. The left and right sides were empty and there were no signs of anyone else, which was really frightening.
But not unexpected.
Lin You thought.
After all, this instance was “Kisaragi Station.”
This was an urban legend from a Japanese forum. A girl took a tram late at night and got off at an unmanned station by mistake. While trying to get out of the station, she asked netizens for help on the forum.
But no one had heard of the “Kisaragi Station” she was at, and her parents who had promised to pick her up over the phone could not find the location of this station.
The girl described the strange scene she saw and finally said that she met a kind person and would take her away, but she never showed up again.
It was not until seven years later that she finally went online, claiming that her seven years had disappeared into thin air, and her parents took her home.
In short, regardless of the authenticity of this urban legend, this instance was based on “stations that do not exist in reality” as the background.
It was suddenly dark outside the window.
It was originally a night scene outside, but now she seemed to be passing through a long tunnel without any lighting to go by.
In the empty carriage, a cold mechanical female voice suddenly sounded.
“This terminal is Kisaragi Station.”
Lin You tensed her nerves, which she did not take lightly, and then suddenly felt heat in her palms.
She immediately realized the source of the temperature and immediately tore open the envelope.
The fleeting burning heat seemed to remind her that the content above had changed. Sure enough, when Lin You opened the folded letter paper, the original printed lines were replaced by a row of crooked handwriting.
The handwriting was naive and awkward as if it were written by a child.
MEET WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN THREE MINUTES, OTHERWISE, YOU WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The glass windows were a little brighter, and the tram finally passed through the tunnel, but it slowed down.
Lin You still knew what was trivial and what must be observed. When the tram stopped and the door opened, she rushed out for the first time, looking around to try to find the so-called “partner.”
Before entering the instance, she was told that there were a total of twelve players, which meant there were eleven people besides her—
Lin You took a deep breath.
The platform was also empty.
The car door closed behind her, and the lights in the tram went out in the next second. The only lighting was a light bulb smaller than half a palm hanging on the ceiling of the station.
It may have been used for a long time. The lights were yellow, which made the entire platform a dim yellow.
But with this light, Lin You could still see the big dark red words painted on the white wall.
There was some black at the edge of the red, and she couldn’t tell whether it was blood or paint. However, the crooked corners subtly matched the handwriting on the letter paper.
Lin You raised the letter again and compared it. In terms of writing habits, the two should be from the same person.
There was also a big arrow drawn beside the words on the wall. Looking in the direction of the arrow, it was an old-fashioned box-type vertical elevator—it was obvious that she was asked to get on the elevator. But when she looked back, she could also see that there was a staircase directly opposite the elevator.
These words and the elevator were very suspicious, and the yellow seals that were be affixed to the ends of the stair handrails were also suspicious.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Lin You understood that this was the first choice given to her at the start.
—Should she believe the words on the wall?
She snorted, raised her hand, and pressed the elevator button.
She still believed that the other party should be wiser, and besides, even if something really happened—
Isn’t that better?
She felt that her picture book was already beginning to stir.
Facts have proved that if she always held this mentality, she was destined to be disappointed—this road was safe, and the only weird thing about this elevator was that there was only one-floor button to B1 beside the door.
Lin You pressed it and leaned on the inner wall of the elevator car, waiting idly for it to rise.
With a “ding,” the elevator arrived.
The door opened, and Lin You saw a living person for the first time since entering this instance.
Her first reaction was to look down at the letter paper, but the content on it had disappeared.
Was it because she fulfilled this requirement?
Lin You breathed a sigh of relief and began to look around with confidence.
The floor she came to look like the waiting hall of the underground passage of “Kisaragi Station.” It was very spacious—actually, it was too spacious.
The underground passage was so long that the end could not be seen at first glance. Supporting pillars stood every four or five meters, and the pillars were wrapped with dilapidated advertising posters.
There was also a sign marking the tram line. The markings on the sign corresponded to the ticket gates at both ends of the passage.
A small group of people stood not far away, and when they heard the movement, they looked at her.
Besides Lin You, there were seven men and three women present. Among them, one or two young men saw Lin You’s appearance and figure clearly shine, but before they had time to come over and start a conversation, there was another noise from the elevator behind her.
The elevator doors opened again.
Lin You was taken aback for a moment and aimed her vision at the person passing her from behind.
He was no more than twenty-five, and his appearance was ordinary. Every aspect of his facial features was rough and sharp, but together they looked very dull. Seeing her looking at him, he smiled gently at her.
She nodded right away, and then looked back to the elevator.
She must not have seen this person on the lower floor.
But it seemed that there was only one elevator here, and those teammates were not surprised by the two people’s arrival—perhaps they all came out of the elevator.
The elevator was the only entrance to the underground passage, which connected the different spaces where the players were led from different places together, allowing them to gather here.
It seemed that the twelve people present had made the right choice, and Lin You was a little curious what would happen if she had taken the stairs.
She was thinking to herself there, and it was a little deliberate and untimely when she came up to strike up a conversation, the two people stood there resentfully.
The sudden voice of a child resounding throughout the passage surprised everyone. When looking for the source of the sound, it was discovered that it was coming from the speaker at the junction of the ceiling and the wall.
If the passage was too empty, the louder voice would bring up an echo, and the person speaking was quite satisfied with this.
“Hello?” It sounded like a little girl with a crisp voice, and she tapped the microphone hard with her hands. “Can you hear me?”
No one answered, but she didn’t care.
“Everyone is here,” she giggled, “Then the game will begin!”
Lin You: “Game?”
Her voice was not too small, and several teammates who heard her looked at each other and stepped aside.
Only then did Lin You see what they were surrounding.
—It was a coffin.
The coffin was not big, but it was big enough to fit a ten-year-old girl lying in it. The lid of the coffin was leaning diagonally to one side, and a note was pasted on the edge of the coffin. The crooked writing on the note was exactly the same as that on the underground wall.
FIND MY BODY.
The little girl happily agreed as if she could see the situation here.
“Six hours from now,” she said, “You have to find one part of my body every hour. You can leave after you find all six!”
Someone’s heart hanging in their throat may fall because the difficulty of this requirement was not beyond imagination, and the next second it would almost jump out because of what the other party added.
“But, I said this was a game—”
“So there are some restrictions.” The little girl’s voice had a cruel innocence. She proudly and slyly announced, “For example, every twenty minutes there will be a new ‘guest’ visiting.”
“This station has ten lines, so there are ten ticket gates.”
She said: “Underground passages are divided into east and west areas, five in each area. ‘Guests’ will appear randomly from these ten entrances. As for which one, I will kindly remind you when the time comes.”
“The mission of brothers and sisters is to survive the chase of the ‘guests’ and find my body.”
“After all,” the little girl said with a grin, “If you don’t find the part I specified and put it in the coffin for storage within an hour, it will be GAME OVER for everyone.”
How the fuck was this supposed to be a devil’s hell-level difficulty?!
Even if she didn’t say it clearly, who couldn’t guess what the “guest” she said was—except for ghosts or ghosts. Within six hours, there would be less than eighteen ghosts. Was it going to be a mix of hobgoblins?!
Now they really believed that the official hadn’t adjusted the difficulty. A-level? It was simply an S-level rhythm that extinguished them every minute?!
Several of them had already begun to regret why they bragged about themselves to their family and friends and on the forum before entering the game. If they died it would be like slapping themselves in the face.
A girl with burgundy curly hair was shocked, “I was selected by lottery, I am sure…”
It was hard to imagine that she was showing off her good luck to her friends half an hour ago. It was just that she didn’t prepare mentally and miscalculated her bottom line.
“Then—” The little girl didn’t care about their reaction and announced enthusiastically, “The game has begun!”
In the dead silence, everyone could vaguely feel a vibration from the bottom of their feet.
That was the movement of the tram.
“What you are looking for this hour is my right hand.”
“Ah!” she cried out fussily as if hearing something, “It seems that our first ‘guest’ got out of the car!”
“Please pay attention.”
The voice was still infantile, and the little girl pressed her young voice and used a business tone to be a little funny—but no one could laugh.
“The guy codenamed ‘SMILE’ appeared at the fifth entrance.”
“‘SMILE’…?” someone murmured and repeated.
The sound of dragging footsteps approached from far away, and everyone understood the meaning of the code name the moment the other party poked his head out.
At first glance, this guy looked like a person, but when his face was exposed to the light—
He was smiling, but his smile was far different from normal people’s. The face had long been utterly devoid of rationality, and the corners of his mouth stiffly raised the highest on both sides, almost showing his gums. From the corner of the forehead to the cheek, there were bursts of blue veins, and the eyes were turned upwards to the whites of the eyes.
The man crouched back, dragging a half-human axe.
He walked faster and faster, and finally darted straight towards them.
At first glance, he knew what he wanted to do with that axe.
Someone in the crowd yelled, “I just saw a way upstairs!”
When everyone heard it, they came to their senses.
It was of course good to throw him as far as he can. Someone who started to run desperately will catch up with him because of fear of falling behind.
But the girl with burgundy curly hair was frightened at first, and her spirits dropped and she finally stopped. She hurriedly stepped forward, and the next second she felt that she was grabbed by the arm.
“Save me…” She turned her head to face the grinning face, “Ahhhhhhh!”
The girl immediately lost her breath, and the man swung an axe and slashed her back again and again. When he drew the axe from the bloody corpse, the blade was still dripping blood, and when he looked up again, the crowd was far away.
He did not hesitate to catch up.
Listening to the sound of footsteps leaving, Lin You, who was only one door away, breathed slowly against the bathroom door.
Before you know what the opponent’s weakness is, avoid it first.
Based on various reasons, she always felt that the little girl—almost certainly she was the BOSS—deliberately emphasized that the “fifth entrance” was a bit of a violation, and wanted to return after the other party left to look for clues.
She didn’t run a few steps and got in when she saw a place to hide not far away.
The timing was right now—
Lin You just thought of this, and suddenly heard the sound of footsteps returning.
She was taken aback for a moment and quickly dashed into the last stall when the opponent was approaching.
Obviously, it was used to store things and had bottles of detergent plus all kinds of tools piled up, leaving almost no space for her.
When Lin You finally set aside a place, she just stood and locked the door. Then she heard the sound of the bathroom door being opened.
“I… saw you hiding…” A vague voice squeezed out from the twisted mouth, “Don’t hide, come out…”
Lin You: “…”
The eyes turned white, and the expression in the eyes was actually quite good.
Speaking of him, she thought, this was the women’s toilet, was it appropriate to enter so openly?
The murderer obviously didn’t care. She heard him knock on the door of the first stall and kicked up again after receiving no response. Seeing there was no one inside, he quickly turned to the next one.
He seemed to enjoy the process of forcing the target’s psychological defense line to collapse a bit, as he smashed back and forth, and finally stopped in the penultimate room.
—She was behind the next door.
There was another deafening knock on the door, and she waited for a long time, but she didn’t wait until the door in front of her was knocked.
Lin You raised her hand and waited for the summoning illustration book, wondering if she should use it or not.
Until she noticed a shadow on her head.
Lin You slowly raised her head.
The dragging footsteps and kicking had misled her, making her think that the other party’s actions would inevitably bring great movement.
But when you think about it, it wasn’t a human being. Who said it must have a voice?
The “man” squatted silently on the top of the partition, with a malicious smile that burst out unexpectedly. He carried the dim light of the bathroom, and his face became more and more terrifying.
The word “you” didn’t come out. Lin You looked at his feet squatting on the partition, easily picked up the broomstick leaning on her back, and directly pressed it against the opponent’s chest.
With a “plop”, the stick stabbed him and he fell back on his back next door.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]