Chapter 27… Hide and Seek (4)
These water stains on the ground were not simple.
Shen Yu squatted down, carefully examining the wet footprints.
It is about the size of an adult’s foot, and he doesn’t wear shoes, so even the marks on the toes are clear.
But compared with normal people, the toes on these footprints are extraordinarily long and sharp, and the toes are connected together, and they appear to be webbed.
Last night, an unknown creature quietly opened the door and climbed onto his bed while he was asleep…
Thinking of Yue Ze, who had become a water ghost in his dream, Shen Yu’s face was a bit unsightly.
Is he becoming more thoughtful day by day and dreamy night by night, or is it a weird foresight?
He couldn’t help it, and wanted to get up and head to the lower cabin.
But just after leaving the room, there was a woman’s scream in a nearby room.
Shen Yu paused, and finally turned to the room where someone was screaming.
Several people who heard the same sound also followed.
A middle-aged woman with a pale complexion was sitting on the floor, her palms and face were covered with blood, and even her mouth was stuck with viscous blood. (E/N: Viscous means thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid, sort of like slime? I threw up :D)
There was a middle-aged man lying on the bed of the room. The breath of life had long since disappeared, his head was separated, the facial features on his face were very distorted, his brain was chewed and pieces of brain was mixed with scarlet blood, spreading onto half of the bed.
Many people who came to join in the excitement, as soon as they stepped into the room, were frightened by the bloody scene in front of them, they couldn’t help but retched, covered their mouths and hurriedly withdrew.
“Why is this… Why is this…” The woman sitting on the floor, her bright red lips opening and closing weakly, muttered to herself, as if she couldn’t believe everything in front of her, her hands could not stop shaking.
This is a middle-aged couple. They are just ordinary tourists. Yesterday, they escaped to the ballroom on the top floor. After the ball, they still slept in the same room.
The next day, the wife woke up and found that the tragedy had already happened.
“I, I had a dream last night…” She seemed to remember something suddenly, and continued to murmur, “I dreamed that I came to a melon field and was so thirsty that I wanted to pick a watermelon to eat.
“The stem of the watermelon is too thick, as thick as a human neck. I can’t pull it off when I pull it hard. Finally, I chopped a lot with a knife before finally cutting the watermelon down.”
“The watermelon in the dream is already ripe. The red juice is so delicious. I have never eaten such a delicious watermelon before. I really want to eat it again…”
Like a dream, the middle-aged woman sitting on the floor hunched her back and shrank her body into a ball. Like on the verge of collapse, she continued to talk, “The watermelon is very sweet, but it’s a bit old, I always eat some silk-like threads from the flesh, and need to chew very hard…” As she said, she put her fingers into her throat and retched, pulling out some black hair out of her throat.
It is human hair.
A strange expression appeared on the face of the middle-aged woman, as if it was the last sign before she was on the verge of madness, “That’s not a watermelon at all, it’s him… his head, his hair… I ate him… I ate him!!!”
She covered her cheeks with her blood-stained hands, she lowered her head and let out a stern wailing.
Seeing this, all the people who were crowded outside the door were all horrified, and they all stepped back, wishing to be as far away as possible from this mad woman who had eaten her husband.
Among them, a few people whispered in a trance, “I also dreamed last night. I dreamed of my mother who had passed away long ago…” “I dreamed of my daughter whom I hadn’t seen for a long time and died in my arms…”
“I have a deep sea phobia. As a result, I dreamed of sinking into the sea last night. There was a scary-looking monster in the abyss, with his mouth open, waiting for me to fall…”
“My door was opened this morning, and it was clearly locked yesterday. Yes!”
“Me too, I found out that my quilt was wet early in the morning, and there were footprints outside the door…”
In the chattering conversation, the crowd’s panic became more and more serious, and almost everyone began to be in a trance, full of suspicions. What happened last night…?
Is their dream real?
Shen Yu listened to the noise around him, avoiding the crowds, and stepped into the middle-aged woman’s room.
The woman still sat on the ground, as if dead, silent, dazed and dull.
Shen Yu tiptoed around her, turning over at the terrible corpse on the bed.
The woman chopped off the watermelon’s stem in her dream, but in reality, the man’s neck was not chopped off by a sharp blade.
Judging from the wound of the torn muscle, his head is more like… torn off alive.
Moreover, the human skull is very hard. With the bite force and teeth of an ordinary person, how can it be possible to crush the head of an adult alive?
When the woman’s husband is bitten, won’t he scream because of pain?
In this way, how can a thin woman suppress the counterattack of a healthy adult man?
Suspicious, Shen Yu’s gaze, inadvertently glanced at the porthole of the room, and then paused.
“You didn’t close the windows last night?” He asked softly.
The woman finally had a reaction when she heard the window.
She raised her blank eyes and said almost numbly, “At the dance party yesterday, my husband drank a few more glasses of wine. He said that the room was too hot, so he opened the windows for ventilation…”
Close the porthole at night, it’s the only requirement of the cruise ship for upper passengers.
So everyone had a weird nightmare last night, but only the man who opened the porthole to breathe died.
Thinking of this, Shen Yu frowned even tighter.
Why must the portholes be closed tightly?
His door was unknowingly opened last night, and many people encountered the same situation as him. The door was wide open, the bedding was wet, and there were footprints outside the door.
But they are all safe and sound.
Among them, there must be some details that he has overlooked, and these details are the necessary conditions for death.
But the woman returned to the state of being stunned again, as if her heart was ashamed. No matter how he asked her, she stayed blankly without answering the clues and broke down again.
With the passage of time, the crowd watching the excitement outside the door gradually dispersed.
In this precarious horror story, everyone is worried about their lives, and almost no one has extra sympathy to comfort a woman who has lost her husband.
Shen Yu secretly sighed, put the man’s head back to his neck, lifted the bedding, and hurriedly covered the terrible corpse.
The woman was still in a daze, her eyes staring at the bed dumbly.
“Yo! Little handsome guy, you’re quite caring!” A frivolous laughter suddenly came from outside the room.
Shen Yu followed the voice and saw Starscream in a red dress, leaning on the door frame, holding the slender and compact cigarette stick in her hand, leaning against her lips and inhaling lightly, and let out a faint smoke ring. (E/N: before editing, it said female cigarette stick, but I kind of want to change it to a pipe. Women with pipe cigarettes are sexy… drools.jpg*/jk)
She saw all Shen Yu’s previous actions in her eyes, and she couldn’t help but feel a little curiosity at this time.
Starscream smiled lazily and said, “The couple stayed near me at the dance last night. I know everything they say, do, and every move. If you have any questions, why don’t you ask me?”
Shen Yu slightly frowned, walked out of the room, carefully closed the door to leave some space for the woman who lost her husband in the room to calm down, and then answered Starscream’s question directly.
“What do you want?”
In a horror story, how can someone you don’t know help you without asking for anything in return?
Starscream smiled, “I like your knowledge.”
“The couple also had a partner dancing with them last night. One of the blonde girls blushed and asked if her husband liked her? Would he like to be with her? Want to join her?”
“This husband rejected the girl because he cared about his wife… he is a rare faithful man!” She said very regretfully.
Shen Yu frowned slightly, “That’s it?”
Starscream took a breath, “That’s it!”
Shen Yu had looked down, pondered and said, “Maybe the key is not the man liked the girl, but the girl that asked him to join them…”
“To join what they mean is that they become similar, the man would be wrong to reject the girl.”
Just after rejecting the girl, the man drank a few glasses and opened the porthole after returning to the room at night…
*claps sounds* (E/N: Original- “Pop! Papa! Papa!” changed it because it sounds um… dirty donthitme.jpg*)
Starscream reasoned for him. She clapped her hands, “I did not read it wrong, your thinking is really sharp!”
“The answer you want has been given to you, now, listen to my conditions.”
She leaned close to Shen Yu and said, “Being the character in the book. If we walk by the nose, we will always be in a passive state, and we will not get too many clues. So I am going to venture out in the evening. Are you interested in coming together? There is also a sense of mutual support.”
Facing the invitation of a strong person, Shen Yu said calmly, “You are ranked in the top ten on the stone tablet. If you just want to find a follower, I’m afraid that many people will cry and fight for this place!”
“A follower? Of course I am not lacking.” Starscream put the slender cigarette stick gently to his lips, “but I don’t trust the men who voluntarily come up.”
“The men who seem to be heartfelt like licking dogs, maybe they were still scornful last moment. Flattery, the next moment when you encounter danger or huge profit temptation, they can stab your back without hesitation.”
“I am not going to cooperate with the men who have posted upside down. Those people are not for beauty, just to seek my asylum. But a newcomer like you who is powerful and does not tend to be inferior to the flames is novel and lovable.”
Shen Yu frowned slightly, “As you said, I am just a newcomer who has just started, maybe the strength is fundamental. Can’t meet your requirements.”
“I think you underestimated yourself, who hasn’t come all the way from a newcomer, maybe one day you will be famous in the White Tower… maybe?” Starscream shook the ashes. Turned around and left.
Before leaving, she waved her hand casually and left this sentence, “I know you care about your two companions, but during the day, there are sailors patrolling everywhere on this high-level cruise ship. Only at night can you find the opportunity to go to the lower cabin.”
“If you think about it, I will still meet you here tonight.”
Looking at Starscream’s leaving back, Shen Yu’s eyes moved slightly.
The last sentence of the other party had indeed convinced him.
He must go out, tonight.
At the same time, in the bottom cabin.
Captain Hans had a very serious face, staring at a barrel full of maggots in front of him, “You mean, you only used an inferior species to launch all the maggots at the bottom of the boat?” The sailors only agreed, saying, “Yes, Captain.”
Yue Ze was sitting in the corner alone with his drenched clothes and a cold face at the moment, closing his eyes to rest his mind.
The sleeves, neckline and sideburns of his body are dripping continuously, and the wet black hair sticks to the pale cheeks, adding a hint of sharpness instead.
Around him, a group of people at the bottom could not help trembling slightly under the captain’s sharp sight.
Captain Hans looked around and couldn’t help but grinned, “Since one person does all the work, what do I keep so many people for?”
He told the sailor, “Stop wasting the food. If they are hungry…”
He kicked the iron bucket full of ship maggots next to him, “Just give them this. Anyway, there are so many, and it doesn’t cost money!” After saying that, the captain went away.
Only a group of people in the same place were left, with a face full of consternation.
They only had a piece of moldy brown bread at each meal, and they didn’t have enough to eat. Now they don’t even have this food?
Even if the boat maggot is just a shellfish, not a real maggot, but look at its appearance…slick and greasy, twisted in an iron bucket, it is simply a large maggot!
How can this make people eat it!
For a moment, there was a groan in the cabin.
The novelist who wanted to attack ordinary people before but was taught a lesson, now he fell directly to the ground and sighed, “Someone has done all the work. He must have no shortage of food. How should we people live?”
Hearing what he said, it was obvious that the target was pointed at Yue Ze.
The people around him cast veiled and complicated gazes at Yue Ze, but no one spoke up. Instead, they quietly moved away from the novelist.
Ordinary people are not stupid, how can they not hear that the novelist is deliberately provoking things, trying to provoke the anger of others, and make himself cannon fodder.
Before Yue Ze went into the water, he inadvertently revealed his strength. Others were crazy, so they dared to fight against him!
There was no one around to agree with him, and the novelist could only shut up angrily when he saw that he couldn’t make the provocation.
Yue Ze still looked indifferent and closed his eyes to rest, as if the novelist’s just provocation was just a “buzzing” sound when a fly harassed him.
However, a small hand quietly grabbed his soaked sleeves and pulled carefully.
He opened his eyes and saw a little girl who was only a few years old, clutching his sleeve, grinning at him, revealing a few deciduous teeth.
“Big brother, I was on the boat before…Thank you for saving mom!” The little girl said softly, looking at him with big round eyes, “My mom is also very grateful to you!”
She finished timidly. Later, the little girl ran back shyly and threw herself back into her mother’s arms.
Looking at the unharmed mother and daughter, Yue Ze’s condensed eyes finally softened slightly.
At this moment, Zhang Cuihua also quietly came to him, “Head, I’m back.”
Before Captain Hans descended to the bottom cabin, the sailors were in a mess, just when everyone focused on the captain and Yue Ze, she took the opportunity to slip out and fumbled for a while in other cabins.
“According to your instructions, I found out the exact location of the cab on the cruise ship, but the door of the cab was closed tightly. I didn’t dare to break in with brute force, otherwise the movement would be too loud and it would easily disturb the nearby sailors.”
She reported to Yue Ze in a low voice, “If we want to find a chance to sneak in, we can only wait until after dark and wait until the sailors relax their vigilance.”
Yue Ze’s eyes sank slightly.
“Okay, just tonight.”
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