Chapter 259 - Scaring People
Ma, who was following Mengyao and Yushu from a distance, had heard the conversation.
Lin Yi had noticed Ma stalking them long ago, but didn’t want to expose him. As far as he was concerned, Ma wasn’t a threat at all- letting him tail them would allow Lin Yi to see what he wanted. He might even bait the person in charge of the whole thing out.
After all, there was no point in offing this little character if it wouldn’t even affect said person. The guy wasn’t even one-third of the way to the golden class, he had to be someone unimportant.
“Yuchu Bro, from what I’ve heard, they’re gonna go to the haunted house…” Ma’s mission was to report the trio’s movement to Maosheng and Yuchu.
“Haunted house? Alright.” Yuchu said. “I’ll discuss this with Jin Bro first, I’ll tell you what to do later.”
Maosheng had heard Ma’s report, but he couldn’t quite think of a good approach on the spot. There really weren’t many accidents he could cause in the haunted house… An assassination was out of the question, that’d only get the cops focused on the case. It wasn’t what Maosheng wanted to see happening.
“Tell Ma to get to the ticket counter for the haunted house, make it so that they give tickets out slower! Don’t let the kids go in too fast!” Maosheng said after some thought.
“Alright.” Yuchu then relayed the words to Ma. “Jin Bro, what do we do now?”
“What do you think? What are the type of accidents in a haunted house that could cause death?” Maosheng decided to brainstorm with Yuchu.
“Hm…… Haunted house……” Yuchu couldn’t think of anything on the spot either. “Other than scaring people there isn’t really anything much… Everything there is fake!”
“Scaring people……” Maosheng’s lips stretched into a dark smile. “I know, heh heh. Why don’t we put on costumes and scare them to death?”
“That’s a good idea- everything in there is dead, and scaring people doesn’t do much, but if we put on costumes and call their names… heh… heh heh……” Yuchu nodded in agreement right after hearing the suggestion. “Isn’t there that saying? You scare people by calling their names! It makes sense!”
(untranslatable saying sorry…)
“Let’s go prepare, then. We’ll scare these two girls to death!” Maosheng grinned. It wasn’t a very serious suggestion, but Yuchu’s agreement to it touched his heart. It was true, you scare people by calling their names! It was an old saying, it had to be right.
“Why’s this haunted house only letting three or four people in at a time?” Mengyao said impatiently as she looked at the entrance- at the rate they were going who knew how long it’d be before they got their turn! She should’ve contacted Uncle Fu beforehand and she wouldn’t have to wait this long in the first place!
“Don’t worry, look at all these people, it’s gotta be good!” Yushu didn’t really mind. “Ooh, Yao Yao, look- that couple that just came out, they look so pale!”
“That’s what you’re gonna look like in a couple minutes!” Mengyao’s tone wasn’t very friendly. “Maybe we should go to another attraction?”
“Let’s wait a bit more, it’s just two or three more groups and it’ll be our turn!” Yushu didn’t want to give this up that easily. “Think about it, Yao Yao! It’ll only be scary if you go in the place in small groups! What’s the point if you go in with a lot of people? We’d outnumber the ghosts in there and it’d be you scaring the ghosts, there’d be no point!”
“That’s true……” Mengyao found herself agreeing with Yushu’s argument- it was true, they’d just be sightseeing the ghosts if there were too many people.
In the control room behind the haunted house were Maosheng and Yuchu, all dressed up. Maosheng was now a vampire, and Yuchu a zombie- Ma pasted a piece of skin on his face, and became a ‘faceless void’!
(really wanted to make a dota reference, should’ve been ‘faceless one’)
“We’re ready, tell the guys at the front to let Chu Mengyao in directly!” Yuchu said to Ma.
“Yes……” Ma mumbled unclearly- he was a faceless void, after all. He pulled his phone up and called the people at the front of the line. “You guys can leave now!”
The two groups of people in front of Mengyao hung up and started leaving. “It’s so slow, let’s go play something else!”
“I know, jeez. Let’s go!” Another guy said.
With that, the two groups left.
“Eh? What the- Yao Yao, what’s wrong with them? They’re right up! They’ve been waiting so long, so what’s with that?” Yushu asked, puzzled as if she were looking at a bunch of idiots.
“Who knows? But it’s good, it’s our turn next!” Mengyao was puzzled as well, but it was actually good news for them.
Lin Yi, on the other hand, looked at the groups coldly, smiling. So they’d started- what were they planning to do in the haunted house?
“Next……” An employee said as he opened the entrance to the haunted house. “You three? Are you three together?”
“Yes, is it our turn?” Mengyao asked.
“Yeah. Give me the ticket and go in.” The employee said as he received the tickets, throwing them into the ticket bin without even looking at it. It disgusted Lin Yi a little- couldn’t he put a little more effort into his acting? Was he this excited about getting them into the place?
Mengyao, Yushu, and Lin Yi walked through the door, and it closed shut. Wails in agony and pain could be heard moments later. “Haaaa……………..Aa..a………...aa….”
Mengyao shivered involuntarily- she knew it was fake, but the atmosphere they were in made her go cold regardless.
“Shu, hold onto me and don’t go wandering off! It’s pretty scary in here!” Mengyao was acting the big sister, but the quake in her voice changed the context entirely. She’d meant it as support for Yushu so that the girl would be less afraid, but now it sounded like Mengyao was the one who needed someone to hold on to!
“Hehe, you scared, Yao Yao?” Yushu, on the other hand, was pretty brave- the wails didn’t affect her too much.
“I didn’t say that!” Mengyao would never admit to being afraid. “This is all fake, meant to scare people with! What’s there to be afraid of? Lin Yi, you walk behind us! Don’t stray far!”
“Ah……” Lin Yi smiled.There were a lot of concaves and convexes in the haunted house- everything looked real, but that was all mostly due to the lighting effects, making them stand out more. It was like watching a 3D movie, except they were physically in it.
i cant- no time, didn't sleep and went to driving school the whole day...... but instead of skipping a day im gonna release one chap for today and tomorrow so it doesnt feel like such a big deal..........
h-hey, it's better than nothing right...