I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 7
The group spent a long time with their phone flashlights searching in the broken down car, but no one could find an umbrella.
“What’s the matter,” whispered the girl who was holding onto her boyfriend’s arm, “Are we really going to get soaked?”
Of course, she was not happy—other than slightly reducing the pain, the five senses of “Box” were almost perfect, and the cold really felt cold.
Without anyone else speaking, her boyfriend slowly said, “Anyway, I’m not too far away; worst comes to worst I’ll help cover you.”
The others thought he was showing off, but Lin You didn’t care. She adjusted the fanny pack that each player automatically got in cooperation mode, and went straight out of the car.
But it doesn’t matter what is said, it was really raining a lot. On the dark mountain road, the group of people were almost unable to manage themselves. After walking for twenty meters, they barely managed to squeeze under the eaves of the hotel.
The family hotel was small, four floors in total, with bright, warm lights shining inside. If they didn’t know it was haunted, the drenched players would be tempted by it.
“Although it is called ‘Hotel 626’…”
Someone trembled and said, “But I don’t think there is a sixth floor. Is there an invisible room on the roof?”
After hearing this, everyone felt a chill.
“I’m afraid it has nothing to do with the sixth floor.” Looking around and seeing that no one else knew, Lin You said, “If I guessed correctly, the name of this scene should be from ‘Terror Hotel 626.’”
When she said this, she instantly attracted the attention of the other seven people.
“Oh?” The man in his thirties who made the decision earlier asked with interest, “What do you mean?”
“It’s a classic web horror game. ‘626’ doesn’t refer to the room number, but the homonym of ‘6 to 6,’” she explained. “Players can only log on from six in the evening to six in the morning. They play as a hotel guest who woke up in the middle of the night wanting to escape.”
“But the game has been closed for a long time.”
Lin You shrugged. “I haven’t played it before.”
“So maybe it has to be cleared by six in the morning…” the man said thoughtfully.
It was now 7:50 in the evening.
“Ah yes, I haven’t introduced myself yet,” he said. “Liang Yong, I’ve cleared 5 or 6 levels, and my profession is a boxer.”
What that combat power?
Lin You listened with interest to the other people introducing their careers. When it was his turn, the boy who sat next to her in the car said, “My name is Geng Qinghe, I’m on the third level, I’m a student. Let’s all help each other out.”
Lin You suddenly noticed something—it seemed that besides herself, everyone had cleared several levels.
Everyone’s eyes turned to her, and she was the only one who hadn’t explained herself.
“…I am also a student,” Lin You was then silent for a few seconds, “This is the first time I’m playing in cooperative mode, please take care of me.”
It’s not that she wanted to lie, she just hadn’t figured out her career yet. Additionally, the profession of “Summoner” sounded a bit unusual, so she chose the most popular one first.
Geng Qinghe couldn’t help but glance at her when he heard she had the same occupation.
“This is your first time?”
Liang Yong was surprised, “It’s hard to be ranked D for your first time playing. What did you do during the test? Why are you still a student with such a high hidden score?”
It was divided into F to S according to the difficulty level from low to high. Beginners started at the easiest F level scene.
The general analysis on the forum was that the profession of “student” was assigned to players who had not fully demonstrated their characteristics.
Fuck, I messed up.
“It’s nothing,” Lin You laughed, then said modestly, “I just passed by, maybe because I asked the NPC for help, so I cleared the level faster?”
This wasn’t wrong, but the only difference was the NPC she forced—ah, no, asked a favor of—was the girl in the gap.
The others seemed to believe it.
Lin You simply wore a high ponytail with front bangs. Her peach-blossom eyes were clear like mist, and her smile was like a crescent. She looked harmless.
“It’s okay for the first time,” Liang Yong said readily when he looked at such a girl, “Like what Brother Yong said, I will protect you.”
Lin You: “…Oh, oh.”
Liang Yong only thought she was shy. Then there was a mountain breeze, and everyone who was soaked almost fell over. He hurriedly said, “Are you all ready? Go in when you are ready.”
Nobody objected, the proposal was passed unanimously. Liang Yong took the lead in pushing open the hotel door.
“Anyone there?” he asked. “We want to book some rooms—“
His voice stopped abruptly when he saw the empty room.
The hotel was brightly lit all around, but no one was in the lobby.
“Sure enough, it is a horror hotel,” the tour guide girl called herself Qi Lanlan and felt the hair stand up on her back. “Not even a single person.”
“It can’t be that we have to find rooms ourselves?”
Someone else said, “Who wants to wait.”
“Anyway,” Liang Yong composed himself. “Go look at the front desk, there should be some clues.”
Several people stayed in place suspiciously, and Lin You went ahead. While others searched the counter, she saw a book on the table.
She turned two pages casually and found that it was a handwritten check-in registration. This scene should be taking place somewhere in Europe or the United States. A row of various types of names were signed flamboyantly.
“Found the room cards!”
On the other side, Qi Lanlan called out, “Exactly eight!”
Those who were just standing also gathered around, looking at the room cards in her hand.
“It’s strange,” said the driver, Chen Jun, touching his chin. “Although there are eight, they are divided into four floors.”
For example, there were 103 and 104, and then 201 and 202.
Liang Yong thought for a while.
“I have to investigate the situation here. It’s better to divide it into four groups based on this.” He suggested, “I will cover the numbers, and the people on the same floor are a group.”
The girl holding her boyfriend’s arm said awkwardly, “I want to be with my husband.”
“All right, let’s give you these two.” Liang Yong waved his hand, “The rest of us will draw?”
Lin You turned over her card and saw the numbers on it.
“I am 103,” she said. “Who is 104?”
Someone responded, and then he was stunned. “Oh, what a coincidence.”
“It’s a coincidence,” Lin You said, “It’s you again.”
It was a coincidence that after sitting in the car, Geng Qinghe was still grouped with her.
Their group was assigned to the left on the first floor, while Liang Yong and Chen Jun’s group went to the right. The rest went to the second floor.
“Call out if anything happens,” Liang Yong said, “We’ll come to help anytime.”
—She was really seen as a beginner with little experience.
The other party was also kind, and Lin You laughed and responded, turning his head and walking to the other side with Geng Qinghe.
“Are you also a student?” She asked on the way over, “How did you get this occupation?”
There was a trace of artificiality across the face of the eighteen or nineteen-year-old sunshine boy.
He looked around, made sure the others were walking away and whispered to her.
“You said the two of us are destined, I’m telling you, don’t say a word to anyone.” Seeing Lin You nod, Geng Qinghe continued, “My original scene was to go to an abandoned house in the wilderness to find clues to missing friends, but as soon as I walked through the door, I saw that the door closed all by itself—“
Lin You: “Then?”
Geng Qinghe: “…Then I went straight to the door, and I tried to open it and found it couldn’t be opened anymore. The system told me that I had failed the mission.”
Lin You: “…”
These were the consequences of excessive desire to survive.
“Don’t look at me like that,” he whispered, “I did it from my heart.”
…Wouldn’t that just give prominence to the fear?
“I’m very brave!” Geng Qinghe proclaimed.
“Okay,” said Lin You seriously, pointing to the door that just passed behind him, “Now I’ll give you a chance to prove your guts, will you do it?”
Geng Qinghe: “…Huh?”
“Look at this door.”
She said: “Is it different from other doors?”
Following the direction she pointed in, Geng Qinghe noticed that the door was indeed slightly different from the others—there was no electronic lock, and there was no number on the number plate.
“Looking at the specifications, this is a family hotel.” Lin You said, “This room is close to the lobby and next to the stairs—it is convenient for receiving guests staying in the middle of the night and for rounds upstairs and downstairs. I suspect it may be where the boss lives.”
Geng Qinghe understood what she meant. “Would you like to go in and see?”
If it was the hotel owner’s room, there would naturally be more clues there than in ordinary rooms.
Lin You turned the doorknob, and the door opened.
It was not locked.
The lights were on in the room, but the windows were closed tightly. A stuffy smell hit Lin You directly in the face, and she wrinkled her brow and fanned the air.
The decor was not like ordinary guests’ rooms. The double bed in the center of the room was neatly covered with soft bedding. There was also a vanity beside the bed with many bottles and jars, and a man’s suit hung on the other side. It seemed that the owner and his wife should have lived there.
Lin You walked over to the bed, stretched out her hand, and uncovered the duvet—
Nothing at all.
She turned her head and Geng Qinghe, who had blocked the door, was looking at her in awe.
Sure enough, you can’t judge a book by its cover, and he didn’t have the courage to lift the bed and look where unclean things could be hiding.
“It’s all right,” Lin You said, “Go to the bookshelf to see if there are any clues.”
She let go of her hand and then started turning over the pillows. Keys and the like are most likely to be hidden under pillows, but she took the two pillows away and touched them to confirm there was only cotton inside.
Lin You put the things back and was ready to go look at the vanity.
She couldn’t move.
Lin You froze there and noticed a could touch on her ankles.
She slowly lowered her head, and there were a few pale fingers.
—There was something under the bed.
As soon as this thought came into her mind, she felt like the sky was spinning. She fell violently, and the back of her head and shoulders that hit the ground had dull pains. When Lin You recovered, nearly half of her body had been pulled under the bed.
Hearing the movement there, Geng Qinghe immediately rushed over, quickly grabbed her arm, and pulled her out.
Lin You didn’t bother explaining. That thing was really strong, and she and Geng Qinghe together were just enough to content with it. She gritted her teeth and kicked that hand directly with her foot.
The hand seemed to feel pain and suddenly loosened.
This time, Geng Qinghe successfully pulled her up, “…What happened?”
“There’s a hand under the bed pulling me.”
After struggling, Lin You’s breath was still a bit uneven. The back of her head and back were still aching. She steadied her breath.
“Come on, help me move the bed frame.”
She absolutely held a grudge.