SEG Chapter 2.6 — The Ninth Nightmare (6)
Is the dreamworld constantly overlapping, or are we continuously being placed in a dream? Su Wan was soberly aware that she was in the Ninth Nightmare world, but everything in this world was completely different from the worlds she knew right from the start.
In the dark, everything is far away from the original path. In the dark, who is the person manipulating everything.
This time, Qi Mu’s mental state after he woke up wasn’t too good. From his glance at her and Fang Tian Tian, she already understood a lot of things.
He definitely remembered that dream.
They ate the simple breakfast. Then, the three people began to discuss what route to take next. Qi Mu began to be absent-minded and Fang Tian Tian always had no thoughts to contribute.
“We’re not going anywhere.”
In the end, it was still Su Wan who gave the final word: “We’ll wait right here. If they really are in this part of the forest, then they will definitely find us.”
That’s right. In fact, Su Wan had already made up her mind a long time ago. This time, she will not take the initiative to attack. She will entrust it up to luck.
Hearing Su Wan’s words, Fang Tian Tian nodded her head and Qi Mu simply looked at Su Wan with a look as if he was lost in thought. In the end, there were no objections.
Waiting was one of the hardest things. At this moment, it was as if time seemed to stretch on indefinitely. 1
The day seemed to pass especially slowly and it was very difficult to hold it out till night. Fang Tian Tian habitually leaned beside Su Wan, wanting to absorb some heat.
Qi Mu, who had very distinct black circles under his eyes which clearly showed that he did not have enough sleep, kept staring at the bonfire.
“Why don’t you sleep?”
On one side, Su Wan used a small branch to occasionally stir up the bonfire and raised her eyes to look curiously at Qi Mu on the other.
Qi Mu tried to say something. He didn’t dare to sleep. He was scared that after he fell asleep, he would fall into the nightmare again. That kind of feeling was truly too terrifying.
“Su Wan, do you believe that there are ghosts in this world?”
Qi Mu thought for half a day but still couldn’t help but ask Su Wan this sentence.
Su Wan pursed her lips. Don’t what she thought of but she answered with some carelessness: “What if there were ghosts? Would they be scarier than people?”
Su Wan had always felt that, in this world, the most terrifying, the most terrible, the most malicious from the past till the present, were the hearts of humans.
Nobody was clearer on this than Su Wan.
Su Wan’s mood was indescribably somewhat low. It was as if she accidentally recalled some memories that should be forgotten. She forced herself to take a few deep breaths, and her gaze and mood settled down once again.
On one side, after hearing Su Wan’s response, Qi Mu began to be in a daze. The silence between the two people continued to spread.
One second, one minute, time continued to pass.
Su Wan also couldn’t asleep. She was waiting. Waiting for tonight’s prelude and also perhaps waiting for an opportunity to bring this to a close.
Unconsciously, the night had deepened, some cold wind blew through the forest. Su Wan subconsciously shrunk her body. On one side, Qi Mu was still forcefully keeping up. Seeing him playing games on his phone non-stop right there, Su Wan simply turned away and faced another direction.
“Your mother!” 2
It was right at this moment, Qi Mu , who was behind her, angrily hurled his phone: “Enduring for this long and it actually haven’t reached 11 o’clock! This endless night, how am I supposed to hold out for the whole night a?”
Su Wan turned her body around, her gaze fell on Qi Mu.
“Have…..have I troubled you?”
Maybe it was the successive nightmares that made Qi Mu irritable, but in front of a beauty, he still maintained his graceful image.
Su Wan’s gaze moved and directly landed on Qi Mu’s phone’s screen.
“What time is it now?”
She subconsciously asked this sentence.
“10:50 pm.” Qi Mu feebly responded, completely not noticing the taken aback expression on the not-too-far-away Su Wan.
It was right at this moment when a burst of disorderly footsteps were heard from the woods.
Su Wan quickly glanced at each other. The two people held their breaths. Qi Mu even took a small military knife from his backpack beside him.
Two figures appeared as if they saw the bonfire here, staggering over from the thick forest.
“It’s you guys!”
When Su Wan saw the faces of the two people, she didn’t know if she should breathe a sigh of relief or be more cautious.
That’s right. These two people were Meng Ting Yao and Fan Shu Jun.
In the past two dreams, Su Wan had already seen the other four people. Su Wan also guessed that this time, they would meet Fan Shu Jun and Meng Ting Yao. However, this way of meeting was a little different from her expectations.
Right now, Meng Ting Yao was being supported by Fan Shu Jun, one of her legs seeping blood. Although she looked very disorderly, Meng Ting Yao was worthy to be called the flower on a high mountain. Even though, she has been reduced to this, she still preserved her bewitching elegance. Seeing the bonfire before them right now, and also Su Wan and Qi Mu, her good-looking pair of eyes looked at Su Wan and Qi Mu with some surprise: “I didn’t expect that the two of you would be together.”
Hearing Meng Ting Yao’s words, Su Wan’s mind chilled. On one side, Qi Mu’s expression greatly changed and he looked at Su Wan’s back.
That place, was absolutely empty. 3
Fang Tian Tian who was just sleeping by Su Wan unexpectedly disappeared into thin air!
“What’s going on?”
Perhaps it was because Su Wan and Qi Mu’s expression right now was too unpleasant, Meng Ting Yao also subconsciously looked at Su Wan’s back. Seemingly lost in thought, she asked: “Is there, something wrong somewhere?”
“Fang Tian Tian.”
Qi Mu took a deep breath, with some quivering in his voice, he spoke out this name: “She was always together with us. Just a moment ago, she was still here.”
Fang Tian Tian?
Meng Ting Yao frowned. Fan Shu Jun, who had been supporting her all this while, uncertainly opened his lips: “Did you see Fang Tian Tian dressed in blue sportswear?”
“How did you guys know?”
Su Wan and Qi Mu coincidentally looked in Fan Shu Jun’s direction. Originally, he looked very hard-pressed because he was supporting Meng Ting Yao. After hearing the two people’s question, he looked even more hard-pressed: “That…..actually……exactly……”
Fan Shu Jun subconsciously pushed up his glasses: “Haven’t you guys realized that this place was very strange?”
You diverted the topic so crudely, haven’t you ever realized this?
Although it was inconsistent with her character, right now, Su Wan really wanted to roll her eyes. However, Fan Shu Jun’s following words really made Su Wan stop breathing: “I don’t know if you guys have ever played the game《The Second World》, but the protagonist of this game could wander around two parallel universes as he liked and could also carry out two different lives at the same time. At that time, he believed that he possessed the power to leap across space but in fact, he had been living in a world of overlapping dreams. That world was known as the Second World! In the Second World, everybody possessed the right to dominate their own dreamworld. In that world, they could do as they pleased. They could fulfill all of their dreams and desires.”
“You can’t be thinking that we’re in that intriguing Second World ba?”
What the hell!
Qi Mu’s voice was somewhat husky but was even more anxious: “It would be great if it was truly a dreamworld where we can dictate at will!”
Heaven knows what he dreamed of. Can the experience of being chased by a female ghost be not so frightening? 4
“Actually, I’m only using it as an analogy.”
Hearing Qi Mu’s words, Fan Shu Jun somewhat shyly hung down his eyes.
Su Wan profoundly gazed at Fan Shu Jun. She thought of the call from Fan Shu Jun a while ago. 5
In the phone call, he kept saying ‘The Ninth’. What did ‘The Ninth’ stand for? What did he want to say in the end?
Ultimately, he didn’t finish what he was going to say. The word “Meng”, did it stand for Meng Ting Yao ne?
“Did you guys come across strange matters?”
Su Wan suddenly looked at Meng Ting Yao, her expression in full seriousness as she asked this question.
Meng Ting Yao’s gaze slightly glistened: “We……”
“You must tell the truth at this time.”
Su Wan couldn’t help but add a sentence.
Meng Ting Yao hesitated for a bit before she finally sat beside the bonfire. The fire reflected on her fair, exquisite face. Right now, Meng Ting Yao’s face seemed somewhat pale.
“I…….before running into Fan Shu Jun, I was always alone in these woods.”
As if she thought of something, Meng Ting Yao subconsciously bit her lips: “Afterwards, I ran into Qin Lu and then Bai Xiao Yue, but they…..they….”
“What happened to them?”
On the side, Qi Mu began to press for details. It was clear that right now, he also felt, that perhaps, Meng Ting Yao ran into situations similar to his.
“They were already dead.”
The person who spoke, was not Meng Ting Yao, but Su Wan.
BLU: Hey all, spooky chapter huh. There, there. *pats reader* Don’t be scared. Here’s a random fact to make you less scared: Horses can sleep standing up. Badumtsssssss. Awesome random fact, huh? d(-_☆)