I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 77
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
After hearing Lin You’s retelling of the story, the skull understood the outline and said thoughtfully.
“You and a few other people, after staying in this hotel, found that the boss was a fanatic who wanted to use sacrifices to call the evil gods, so he really summoned its heirs, and set fire to this and the black goat kid?”
“No,” Lin You said, looking at the broken roof, “We didn’t burn it down.”
At that time, the flame was burning quietly, giving them the illusion that it was also buried in the fire. But probably shortly after they were rescued, the black goat kid burst through the ceiling, not knowing where they fled.
“Ah, this is normal.”
Skull said with insight.
“The body of a black goat kid is not made of substances in our cognition. It cannot be killed by fire alone. Heat, explosion, and poison will not work. A knife or penetration can cause some damage.”
This was all an afterthought. They didn’t have anything to protect themselves at the time. The boss and his wife used ropes for killing, so they didn’t expect to have many weapons. But—
“You still know a lot.” Lin You looked at the skull dangling from the bag.
“Not really.” the skull said triumphantly as he hadn’t heard the meaning in her tone at all.
“I know more than this.”
It ostentatiously said: “At the beginning of the universe, Asathos gave birth to ‘darkness,’ ‘nameless fog,’ and ‘chaos,’ and then they gave birth to the three pillars of the original gods—”
“Shub Niggurath, the ‘Black Goat of the Forest with a Thousand Young,’ Yug Sothoth of ‘The Key and the Gate,’ and Nyarathotep, the ‘Mighty Messenger’.”
“Oh, yes,” It was a while before she remembered the name of the innkeeper. “What Langton wants to summon is the Black Goat.”
“Remember the manuscript that the lady picked up?”
Lin You made it clear that it was referring to the two pieces Jian Mingjia found in the basement of Silent Hill Hospital.
“I remember, what about it?”
“It is said that the full version records all the magic tricks and gifts, not to mention the three pillars of the original gods, even Asathos can—of course, the two pieces of paper in your hand only record a few kinds of dust. But it’s also very useful.”
Lin You: “Have you read the whole story?”
The skull shut up.
It obviously didn’t intend to answer this question head-on, and started humming again, vaguely able to hear words like “affection” and “remorse.”
He could sing all the words, but unfortunately, none of the notes were in tune. Lin You thought that if she released Chu Renmei now, the latter will probably be enraged and come alive when she hears it sung like this.
Its stubborn character was destined to be impossible to pretend to be stupid without saying anything. Before ten minutes passed, the skull couldn’t help but say.
“What are you going to do now?”
“I didn’t think I needed to say it.”
At that time, Lin You had already reached the side of the car, and she held the door handle, “Of course, to see if there is any way to contact my teammates.”
—She was lucky.
As soon as he opened the door of the driving seat, Lin You’s eyes fixed on the dashboard. She paused for two seconds, then took out the phone tucked in the groove.
When she did this, a thin piece of paper floated under the seat.
Lin You bent down and picked up the piece of paper, and saw a long line of numbers on it.
Anyway, maybe she should give it a try.
She turned on her phone and started typing the number. After pressing the dial key, the phone rang two times before being connected.
Lin You put the phone close to her ear and after saying hello, the person on the other end of the phone immediately recognized her voice.
The man was uncertain.
“Oh my God, luckily you called, I thought—”
As soon as Lin You heard who it was, Lin You immediately interrupted him without letting Geng Qinghe talk about his rich imagination anymore.
“I’m the only one here, what about you?”
When it came to this topic, Geng Qinghe’s tone was obviously hesitant.
“It’s not just me, there are others…” he said, “but…”
His voice was a little farther away as if another person had picked up the phone, and then a strange male voice rang, “Hey, it’s me.”
Lin You: “Who are you?”
On the phone: “…”
“Just kidding.” Before he explained, Lin You spoke again, “I know who you are, I wouldn’t think you were anyone else after hearing your voice.”
Gu Heng’s ego may have never suffered such a big deflation since he was born. The phone was quiet for a long time, and Lin You suspected that she heard him breathing deeply.
“I hope there are other teammates.” After a while, he said dryly, “If it was just you, I would expect nothing.”
Lin You realized that she hadn’t heard another voice from beginning to end, “Isn’t Jian Mingjia on your side?”
“No, no, she’s not here.” Geng Qinghe said a little further away, “Sister You, you are called me, and there are only the two of us here.”
“We’re at an office.”
Gu Heng was speaking.
“My name is on the business card—it should be ‘mine.’”
“Do you have a computer?” Lin You asked.
Geng Qinghe: “Yes, yes, but—”
“Don’t ask so much. I’m in a mountainous area and the signal is not very good.” She said, “Help me check if there is any news that a family hotel has caught fire a while ago.”
Although he still didn’t understand what was going on, Geng Qinghe immediately did as she said. The phone was in his hand again. Lin You heard the keyboard crackling, and then he said:
“I found it, let me see—the most recent one seems to say that a hotel had a strange fire a month ago. It’s not known whether the owner is alive or dead. The police nearby rescued a group of passengers whose bus had broken down…Huh?”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
This description obviously evoked his memory, and Geng Qinghe was stunned: “Could, could it be—”
“Yeah.” Lin You affirmed his thoughts, “It’s the previous instance. The timeline now seems to be one month later.”
“Has anyone seen a tall black monster with long tentacles?”
There was another rush.
“No!” Geng Qinghe hurriedly replied, “Not this one.”
Is that so?
Lin You almost understood.
She and Geng Qinghe had been to this instance once, and now they had established identities. They were the tourists who survived the fire, and now they reappeared in front of the hotel because they felt something was wrong and chose to come alone.
And Geng Qinghe, “he” went to a certain office for help, and Gu Heng was appointed as the person in charge there. The three were so connected together.
“We have located where the hotel is.”
Gu Heng said: “We will leave after we get ready. You can wait there.”
She quickly hung up the phone. She closed the door and locked the car, and then heard the skull say: “Very good, I guess your friends will come to help later?”
“Maybe when they come over,” Lin You said, “I have already checked.”
She took a deep breath.
One month is not too long. There was no news about witnessing strange black monsters—if it wasn’t controlled, the black goat kid would probably still be in this forest.
Lin You returned to the ruins beside the road.
She found a burnt iron barrel among the rubble. Compared with its counterparts, it was obviously well preserved.
Lin You picked it up and walked around to the lake behind the hotel, filling the bucket with water.
“What is this?” the skull asked curiously.
“Don’t say anything else,” she said, “I now agree with Geng Qinghe’s view that the mucus of the black goat cubs is disgusting. It’s okay if you get it.”
Besides, there was no need to carry it by herself.
Lin You put the things in the backpack, and she was going to go back from the original road. But at almost the same time, she suddenly caught a glimpse of something.
She subconsciously held her breath and dodged behind a wide tree.
Lin You: “Hush.”
The warning was correct. Two people came out from the woods across the road and saw her car parked not far away.
They all wore long robes, and their broad hoods cast shadows, covering most of their faces. Lin You could only see the chins of the two men. They looked at the car as if they were discussing something in a whisper, and then looked around vigilantly.
When one of them swept their eyes in the direction of Lin You, she shrank back.
The two wearing hoods still didn’t let their guard down. They separated, one to get news, and the other searched among the ruins.
After nearly twenty minutes passed, he apparently got nothing like Lin You. After standing up and saying something to each other, they turned around together and walked in the same direction as they came.
Lin You took a step quietly.
“Don’t tell me—” the skull whispered.
“Yes,” she replied in the same volume, “Of course I will follow them.”
A rare opportunity.
These two guys were too suspicious.
Lin You kept a certain distance from them, and at the same time was careful not to step on any branches or grass blades that might make noise.
She was very successful. It’s just that the path the two people in front walked was too winding, and even Lin You couldn’t remember how long she had been with them—finally, they walked a little slower.
The place further ahead seemed to be their destination.
It was a cave guarded by people.
They were big enough to pass side by side, but they walked in one by one in front of the “guard” who was also wearing a hood.
Lin You was still thinking about how to break in or pass the level foolishly, and within two minutes, a guy was pushed out.
He didn’t wear a hood, but his face was full of terror, and he was still struggling when he was pushed.
“You can’t do this to me!”
“I have been blessed by the mother god, without me, you would—”
“I know him,” Lin You lowered her voice when she saw the man’s face clearly, “He is the guy who summoned the black goat kid. It seems that he doesn’t get along well with the new comrades.”
Speaking of which, the troops that pulled him out splashed him with water.
“I think so.”
The skull said truthfully: “Maybe the word ‘comrades’ has to be in quotation marks.”
Sure enough, before Langton’s words fell, his shoulder was pushed heavily by the opponent. He staggered a few steps back, stayed there for a moment, and turned away cursingly.
Lin You changed her mind.
After confirming that the group of people guarding the cave no longer paid attention to Langton’s side, she turned around and followed silently.
After a period of time, Langton stopped.
There was a clearing in front of him, covered with lots of hay. He looked a lot thinner than when Lin You saw him last time. His cheeks were deeply sunken and his beard was shaggy, not to mention how sloppy he looked.
But when he brushed away the hay, his smile made his entire face look hideous.
“It’s almost,” he said, “It’s almost…it’s almost done…”
“Let them look down on me, they will pay the price. I can summon it once, and I can summon it a second time. This time is definitely more likely than the last time…”
“Do you mind telling me what happened?”
She had a lot of questions to ask.
Where was the black goat kid, what happened to that cave, and where did those people come from—
“Who’s there?!” Hearing Lin You’s voice, Langton suddenly turned his head, “You—”
Lin You walked out from behind the tree without hiding, thinking that Langton had recognized her, but saw that his face was not filled with hatred, but alert and doubt, and the twisted smile that hadn’t completely disappeared was still hanging on it.
“Who are you?”
Lin You raised her eyebrows, and wondered if it was the fire that dropped a beam and caused him to lose his memory, or was she easy to forget?
“It’s okay,” she looked at the complicated lines that spread to her feet, “I have a way to remind you.”
Most of the hay covering it had been removed by himself. Right now, she could clearly see that it was a magic circle that was not yet fully formed. The dark red bloodstains turned black, and she didn’t know where the suspicious blood came from.
With a “pop,” the water splashed all over, and the small pattern that was splashed into it became a ball. Lin You took the time to put the burnt and deformed iron bucket aside and thought that if it wasn’t enough, she could ask Chu Renmei to fill it up.
Langton’s smile froze.
“Now, can you remember who I am?”
She asked.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]