After graduating from the university, she’d been working there under the arrangement of her family.
She had two marriages without kids... It seemed that she didn’t want to have children. The two marriages were finally broken because of the lack of a child.
Recently, an idea of resignation had emerged from her mind. Maybe she simply wanted to change her working environment, or maybe it was because of fatigue or other reasons.
Zhang Qingrui hoped that she could gain more answers from Teacher Wang---Wang Luo's mouth.
She didn’t remember how many times she had pushed down Wang Luo from the stairs. She always woke up from struggling, before returning to the original place. After opening her eyes, she would always see Wang Luo again.
Then, she would ask Teacher Wang Luo to help her go down from the stairs involuntarily. Each time she pushed her down from the stairs, only needing about ten seconds.
It’d always ended with this sentence, "Teacher, I am under the weather, can you help me walk down the stairs?"
Everytime, she was filled with guilt and pain as she wanted to pull Teacher Wang Luo up, but with the same fate, she would roll down from the stairs with her every time.
How many times had the same situation been repeated?
Ten times? A score? Thirty times? Or more?
Zhang Qingrui started to think--- Why did she have to push Teacher Wang Luo down to the stairs each time?
As if she’d like to end Wang Luo’s life.
This hypothesis was so horrible that Ms. Zhang had to come up with an answer, which was more unacceptable--- That was, if she did not push Wang Luo down to kill her, she would not get rid of the nightmare forever.
She could not rescue herself using this way.
However, this thought constantly kept circulating again and again. Only she knew the pain and helplessness, which kept striking on her nerves, over and over again.
Not knowing how long she could insist, two entirely different ideas had emerged in her heart.
‘I can’t do that…’
‘If I adjust the angle using maximum strength at the very next time, Teacher Wang can probably fall to death…’
She woke up again from the cycle.
She was eager to find some place where she could escape through, instead of sitting still waiting for death!
Watching Wang Luo questioning with concern by her side, Zhang Qingrui suddenly grabbed her arm, asking quickly, "Teacher, do you know a little girl? She was wearing a blue and white plaid skirt, probably six or seven years old. Oh yeah, she also takes a bowknot hair clasp..."
The words had been suddenly interrupted.
"I don’t know."
Teacher Wang Luo’s voice suddenly turned from deep concern to indifferent. She said, "Student, let me help you walk down."
The cry from her heart turned abruptly into an accepting sentence. Zhang Qingrui felt she was like a puppet who was watching her body, behavior, and words without control, "Thank you…"
Even the tone didn’t belong to herself.
Suddenly, she gnashed her teeth, the courage that was generated from her heart shook off the constraints and had Zhang Qingrui catch Wang Luo’s hand.
Instead of walking down, they went upstairs!
The sudden change gave Wang Luo, who was being dragged up the stairs after several steps, a start. She frowned, "Student, what are you doing?"
"Teacher, I don’t have time to explain to you too much! The most important thing is that I don’t want you to die." Zhang Qingrui didn’t look back. Since they couldn’t go downstairs, they just turned back to go upstairs to have a look. They might get the answer there.
She thought of the words from her only classmate.
"Wait. Student, what did you say? What die?"
In the corridor, Zhang Qingrui said rapidly with a pale face, "I don’t know, but you, my classmate and I, we’ve all been in a pretty weird environment! And can’t go out! And just now, I’m afraid that I would have pushed you down the stairs again. I have done it dozens of times before!!"
"Are you kidding me, student?" Teacher Wang Luo frowned, considering if this girl was crazy, or was poking fun at her on purpose.
"That’s true. I don’t know if you have any impression. But I remember it clearly every time." Zhang Qingrui explained hurriedly, "Everything is because I saw that girl…"
Suddenly, Miss Zhang's face became abnormally panicked. Wang Luo subconsciously turned around to look due to the change of expression on Zhang Qingrui’s face.
A figure was seen coming up through the long dim corridor with a sound that was not footsteps---It turned out that was the sound of dragging a fire extinguisher.
The person wearing a black cloth was dragging two fire extinguishers and getting closer step by step. That guy’s head was down, with abnormally scattered hair. Nobody could see exactly what his appearance looked like.
Suddenly… this person threw out one of the fire extinguishers with force--- it flew toward Zhang Qingrui and Teacher Wang Luo!
It didn’t hit them, but smashed into a window beside.
Instantly the smashed glass spattered, Zhang Qingrui and Wang Luo let out screams in the meantime. Wang Luo got mad, "Who are you? Have you gone out of your mind?"
But it seemed like this freak had been irritated and held up the other extinguisher while, giving out a loud weird voice from its mouth. He rushed towards the two like crazy!
‘Why was there another freak coming to me suddenly?’
Ms. Zhang didn’t know why she was in such a bad luck. She had to turn around in order to escape from here with Wang Luo… At least fleeing away from this freak who was suddenly launching an assault without words.
In the aisle, a breaking sound and a glass-shattering sound were heard constantly.
Hiding somewhere in the office, Zhang Qingrui and Wang Luo peeped cautiously at the freak who was smashing doors and windows with the fire extinguisher. Looking through office by office, they felt extremely scared.
No signal was on the phone, the office phone couldn’t be used either--- it was impossible to call out for help because the office window couldn’t be opened.
Another bad news was--- there were no any other people on this floor.
The glass suddenly broke and fell from the top, Zhang Qingrui and Wang Luo stifled each others’ mouths. Neither dared to make any sound. Their bodies curled up, trying to stick to the wall under the window to avoid to be found by that grisly freak that was standing out of the window.
The sound of another place being destroyed came, but fortunately the footsteps began to leave.
Zhang Qingrui and Wang Luo still dared not speak out loud until the footsteps had gone away. They popped their heads out and checked the aisle.
"He found this area already… so probably won’t come back for now." Wang Luo said in her quivering voice.
Zhang Qingrui didn’t dare to judge.
Wang Luo smiled bitterly, "You’ve said we are trapped in some weird environment…Now it seems to be true."
"If we think about it, how come there is a window that can’t be opened, no others are on our floor, and the phone is out of signal?" Wang Luo breathed deeply before speaking abruptly, "You just said that you pushed me down for several times, was that true too? "
Zhang Qingrui nodded.
Perhaps they were trapped and threatened by the same source. The two who were in tribulations had become closer in a short time.
"I’ve tried many times, but no matter how, there is no way to leave the fifth floor. No matter how I walk the stairs, I’ve always come back to the fifth floor..."
The atmosphere became silent suddenly.
Who knows how long the time had passed, Wang Luo breathed deeply, raising up her head and looked outside at the cloudy sky through the window before telling, "When I was young, I had such experience…"
"I was chased by a man. No matter where I ran, I found out that I couldn’t escape from him. There was full of darkness and desperation ahead of me."
Zhang Qingrui was surprised, she didn’t know why Wang Luo mentioned this issue… It might have something to do with the freak with a fire extinguisher?
Wang Luo gave out a wry smile, "I thought I’ve forgotten that matter. Yet, it came to my mind today, the nightmare of my life…"