Chapter 26… Hide and Seek (3)
After some escaping and hunting, all the people who grabbed the white bracelet at this time had successfully escaped to the top ballroom.
Those who were left on the deck, without exception, wore black bracelets unluckily.
At this moment, a few sailors came to the deck, drove the people left behind, swearing and shouting, “You slackers, bad guys and inferior people! Hurry back to where you should go, it’s time to work!”
Everyone was like a flock of sheep and was driven to the bottom of the cruise ship in a daze.
The bottom cabin was dark and damp, with dirty and moldy plaque everywhere, so dim that it was almost impossible to see the surrounding furnishings.
The sailors roughly threw a piece of moldy bread to each.
When one of the tourists saw this, he finally couldn’t help feeling anxious deep in his heart. He couldn’t help sobbing and complaining, “Three days ago, we all had a good time,with good wine and food, comfortable and clean rooms…”
“But since your group of people suddenly appeared inexplicably, everything has changed… it’s been so good before we met you!”
Hearing his whimpering complaints, it turned out that everything went wrong because of the novelists who entered the story later.
One of the grumpy novelists dragged the complainer’s collar without a word, and said with a sneer, “A group of farts use nothing but waste, dare you blame us if you are unlucky?”
“So anxious to find death, then go and die! In this story, you didn’t live long anyway!”
In the horrified eyes of the tourists, the novelist grinned and took out the black book. It seemed that the next moment he would use his skills to kill the opponent.
The process of writing horror novels is dangerous and depressing. Many novelists need an object to vent their negative emotions.
Only in the next second, a sharp scalpel flew up suddenly, piercing the novelist’s palm on the book in an instant.
The novelist screamed, throwing away the tourist in his hand, and clutching his bloody palm tightly.
“Who did it?”
He roared, looking at everyone madly.
Yue Ze got up and recovered the scalpel slowly.
“You fucking…” The injured novelist rushed towards Yue Ze, but was kicked over by Zhang Cuihua halfway through.
He was stepped on his feet, screaming and trying to get up.
But the girl who stepped on his head looked short and thin, but like a big mountain, heavy and hard to shake.
Not only did he struggle to no avail, even the book in his hand was taken away by the girl.
The novelist turned pale, looked at his black book, swallowed, did not dare to speak any more, and did not dare to act rashly, like a piece of fish to be slaughtered.
Zhang Cuihua flipped through his book at random, and then threw it back on his face, “Observe the rules, don’t let me see you attack ordinary people again, otherwise…”
She knelt down, and slowly passed her slender fingers on his throat.
The novelist took his book back again, only feeling that he had recovered a little life, nodded hurriedly, got up from the ground hurriedly, and was frightened into a cold sweat.
He clearly realizes that the strength gap between himself and the opponent is like a ditch.
Seeing this scene, the people around also swiftly retreated back, trying their best to stay away from the two of them.
It was another two powerful people they couldn’t afford to provoke…
In this crowded and narrow cabin, a vacuum area appeared around Yue Ze and Zhang Cuihua.
But Yue Ze didn’t care about it. He just sat in the same place, looking up at the top of the cabin, as if looking at a void, his dark eyes were heavy.
“Head, what are you thinking?” Zhang Cuihua walked over and asked curiously after solving the unstable elements around.
Yue Ze did not answer.
But Zhang Cuihua suddenly realized with a smile, About the mint boy?”
“Of course you would! He is a newcomer who has just started writing two novels and entered such a dangerous story. Now that he is separated from us, no wonder you worry about it.”
When she spoke, she didn’t shy away from others, and it was the last sentence that was heard by the sailors who had gone back and forth.
“Who are you worrying about? Is it a girl you miss?” A five foot and three inches tall, thin sailor approached and asked with a smile, but the corners of his eyes and eyebrows were all mocking.
“Is the person you like on the upper level? Haha, I advise you to dispel this cautious thinking!” “There was a guy before who liked the upper class on the top, but he was discovered by the captain. In the end, he died… tsk tsk, it’s terrible!”
The rude sailor shook his head sarcastically.
Hearing these words, Yue Ze, who had been silent all the time, moved his eyes slightly.
On this high-level cruise ship, has ever had a cross-level relationship?
But immediately, the other sailors kicked the rude sailor’s ass fiercely, and yelled, “Sucky! Are your front teeth leaking? Dare to speak out about any ugly thing!”
The rude sailor was immediately annoyed. He closed his mouth and shouted fiercely to everyone, “Inferior, are you full? Go and work when you are full. The boat maggots at the bottom of the boat are waiting for you to clean up!”
They have no time to think about this carefully. As for the clue, Yue Ze was like the others. The sailor tied a rope around his waist and violently dragged them out of the bottom cabin again.
Although this creature belongs to a kind of shellfish, its body is slender and soft, resembling a worm. It likes to eat wood drifting in the ocean, so it often goes to the bottom of the boat and gnaws on wooden boards.
In the past when there was no steel casting technology, the biggest headache for Europeans when sailing on the sea was the worry that the endless maggots attached to the bottom of the ship would gnaw the bottom of the wooden ship.
And “White Angel” is just a wooden cruise ship.
People at the bottom were taken to the side of the ship without any protection except for the hemp rope on the waist.
They need to swim to the bottom of the cruise ship in the cold water, and then catch the maggots that are eating wood one by one with their bare hands.
Only by doing this, the sailors will allow them to return to the boat to rest, regardless of whether these people can swim or not.
For ordinary people, this is tantamount to forcing them to die!
Even ordinary people who can swim are very likely to suffocate because of insufficient oxygen before diving into the bottom of the boat.
Even if they are not drowned, normal people cannot maintain their body temperature in the cold water and will soon die of hypothermia.
Even if there are a very small number of people who can successfully dive in a short time, but catching slippery boat maggots on the rough bottom of the boat, these people will have a high chance of being killed by a head collision with a floating foreign body because of the delay.
Not just ordinary people, even novelists with skills and props, this move is too dangerous.
In the crowd, several novelists have quietly changed their colors, quietly retreating behind others, trying to use the person in front as their shield.
But the sailors don’t care about this, they just grab the person closest to them and push them into the water.
The person caught was a young mother with a daughter who was a few years old.
“No, I can’t go down…I can’t swim…”
Being pushed rudely, the young mother looked at the deep sea in front of her, crying out in despair, “I will die, I will really die!”
The young daughter next to her didn’t understand what was going to happen, but was frightened by the appearance of her mother’s collapse, and threw herself into her mother’s arms, and began to cry.
But the sailors were not moved by the cry.
In their eyes, the people at the bottom are not people at all, they are just consumables, and one more is added when they die. There are still so many people anyway.
The sharp crying in the ears disturbed them instead.
Just as the sailor wanted to kick the mother and daughter down, a voice suddenly sounded, “Wait!”
When everyone looked back, they saw Yue Ze, who was at the back of the crowd, slowly standing up.
Like Moses dividing the sea, the crowd backed away to make way for him.
In all kinds of complicated and inquiring gazes, Yue Ze glanced at the mother and daughter hugging each other, and said lightly,”I’ll come first.”
In the ballroom on the top floor, the atmosphere is hot.
The blonde and blue-eyed dancers were enthusiastic, and the surrounding decorations were magnificent. Many travelers who were still worried at this time couldn’t help but put down a heart that they were holding, and smiles gradually appeared on their faces.
They seem to believe that they are safe.
At this time, Mate Jack, who climbed up to the front desk, announced loudly, “Dear passengers, Captain Hans has an emergency to deal with, so I will temporarily abbot the ball.”
“After the ball is over, t he staff will arrange rooms for everyone. Passengers can check in at will, without any restrictions.”
“But only a little side note…”
He looked solemn and said, “Before you fall asleep, you must close the portholes of the room!”
But this serious tone just passed away in a flash.
The expression on Mate Jack’s face became relaxed again, “Well, respected passengers, I hope you all enjoy this journey.”
Everyone in the ballroom was still immersed in joy, only Shen Yu’s expression was slightly solemn.
… remember to close the portholes?
It seems that the danger on the cruise ship still comes at night.
Until the end of the dance, everyone returned to the room in twos and threes. When Shen Yu was lying on the bed alone, he still couldn’t help thinking.
The upper class room is dry, warm, delicate and comfortable. Before moving in, Shen Yu had checked carefully and the doors and windows were firm and reliable.
He put his arms on the back of his head, fixed his eyes on the top, his mind was thinking quickly.
In this story, the cruise ship’s restrictions on the upper class seem to be very few. Apart from locking the doors and windows, there are no other requirements.
Danger may come at night, but Yue Ze and Cuihua are still at the bottom. At this time, he don’t know what the situation is, and they may look for him in the dark.
He should find a chance to rendezvous with the two.
At the ball tonight, only the first officer appeared. Where is the captain of the White Angel? What is the emergency that he needs to deal with…
Numerous questions circled in Shen Yu’s mind. He wanted to get up, but an uncontrollable sleepiness suddenly came to his mind.
The scene in front of him gradually blurred, and his eyelids gradually became heavier… then Shen Yu fell asleep.
In a bizarre dream, he seemed to see Yue Ze with hemp rope wrapped around his waist, standing beside the ship’s gunwale, and his eyes calmly looked at him amidst the noise around him.
Shen Yu’s pupils shrank sharply.
In his dream, he wanted to shout, but his throat was tight, and he couldn’t make any sound. He could only look at the other side quietly and desperately, and jumped down from the high ship’s side and plunged into the turbulent vortex.
He also seemed to see a swollen and white face, clinging to his porthole, his muddy eyes peeping into the room.
With a “crunch”, the locked door opened.
Yue Ze, who had turned into a water ghost, walked in, his heavy breath was mixed with damp water vapor, leaving bits and pieces of water stains along the way.
Until he came to the bed, staring at his sleeping self, his movements stiffly lifted the bedding, and his clammy body fell asleep with him.
The damp touch around him is so clear and real, but Shen Yu’s chest is blocked, he just wanting to vent.
He finally yelled out.
“Yueze !” With this exclaim, Shen Yu suddenly woke up from his dream, in a cold sweat.
Outside the window, the sky was already bright.
He was panting in horror, but found that the bedding under his hand was damp, with the salty seawater.
He lifted the quilt, and a human-shaped wet mark was printed on the bed between him.
The door of the originally locked room opened a crack at some point.
A line of wet footprints stretched from outside the door to his bedside.
The author has something to say:
Yue Ze: “What did you dream of?”
Shen Yu: “I dreamed that you climbed onto my bed… w(Д)w scared me to death!”
Yue Ze: “…”
Yue Ze: “Very good, let’s practice tonight to overcome your fears.”
Shen Yu: “w(Д)w???”
T/N: Thank you for reading (~˘▾˘)~
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