Chapter 100: Lost (2)
“Crack!” Ding Xiuxiu stepped on something. She suddenly screamed and jumped aside, only to find that it was a dead branch.
This was the eighth time that Ding Xiuxiu had screamed in their two hours of arduous walking.
Shang Guanxi was finally getting a little impatient after hearing her scream again. He said, “Can’t you just get used to it?”
Ding Xiuxiu felt aggrieved. “But I can’t get used to it…”
Right now, Ye Xi was firmly against Bing Yiyi. She immediately comforted her, “We should be tolerant with Ding Xiuxiu if she’s afraid. We’re all schoolmates after all.”
Ding Xiuxiu nodded at her words.
Shang Guanxi glanced at Ye Xi for a moment but said nothing, he continued moving forward.
Even though they walked for a long time, they didn’t reach the river. But instead, they found another cliff.
Ding Xiuxiu looked at Luo Nuanfeng with an irritated face and asked, “Did you lead us the wrong way?”
Luo Nuanfeng felt a little embarrassed. “I’ve always seen this place from the top of the resort, so I’ve never actually been here before…”
At this moment, Bing Yiyi, who was silent all this time, suddenly flew into a rage. She said, “If you didn’t know, then why did you just randomly lead us around?!”
Luo Nuanfeng felt even more embarrassed because of this.
Ye Xi laughed at her. “So you still feel like pointing fingers? Do you think we would be here now if it weren’t for you?”
Because Ding Xiuxiu had a good relationship with Ye Xi, she immediately echoed out, “Yeah.”
In an instant, Bing Yiyi felt her chest tighten up, she was getting short of breath. She looked at Shang Guanxi with pitiful eyes. She knew very well that only Shang Guanxi, someone who had been hiding his deep admiration for her, would unconditionally support herself.
Sure enough, Shang Guanxi did just as she expected. He stood out and said, “Enough, let’s stop bickering. We should be thinking about how we should get back right now.”
Ye Xi, “Hah!”
After Ding Xiuxiu looked at Ye Xi, she too felt that under this situation, that scoff sounded really appropriate. One that she would also have done the same thing as well.
Bing Yiyi clenched her fists in anger, however, she wouldn’t be stupid enough to try to justify herself in this situation.
It was already noon at this time. With the sun shining high above them, it made everyone just a little bit more irritable. They also had the bruises on their bodies from the fall, not to mention their hungry stomachs as well. They couldn’t help but get quite grumpy from the situation on hand.
Over the course of their walk, they didn’t manage to see any fruits that they suspected were edible, nor did they encounter rabbits or the whatnot on the soil. After walking for such a long time, they all felt hungry and weak.
Once they found a big tree, they all decided to rest underneath the shade.
Dong Fangyu, who had not said a single word this entire time, suddenly had a realization. He said, “Ye Xi, you should have called the police when you saw us fall.”
Ye Xi looked at his depressed face and responded, “Do you think Ms. Bing Yiyi here would’ve allowed me to do that?”
Dong Fangyu’s face stiffened. To be honest, he was still very disconcerted with the fact that this old, gentle, and lovely acquaintance of his would become the sort of person who would push people down cliffs during disputes.
When Bing Yiyi heard her, she didn’t try to defend herself. Instead, she sat down at the side with a distressed look, alongside her red eyes, it was as if she had just been badly wronged.
However, no one went to comfort her except for Shang Guanxi, he was patting her shoulder.
After resting for a while, they had a short discussion and decided to form groups of threes and move separately. The first one was to leave the area and call the police.
Ye Xi chose Wei Shenglan to be with her, mainly since he looked the tallest and was probably the strongest out of all of them.
Ding Xiuxiu also spoke up, saying that she also wanted to go with Ye Xi.
Ye Xi didn’t really understand why she did this, so she asked her, “Why?”
Ding Xiuxiu went with her intuition and responded, “I get the feeling that you might be lucky.”
…If I were lucky then I wouldn’t be here, alright?
Ye Xi was silent for a moment, but she accepted this answer.
Luo Nuanfeng looked towards the Nan Gonghai and Dong Fangyu group.
The both of them opened their arms and said, “Welcome.”
Bing Yiyi naturally chose to group up with Shang Guanxi, she believed that being with someone who liked her would make her safe, and that she could also use him.
Then, after they were finished, the three groups went on to their separate directions.
Ye Xi, Wei Shenglan, and Ding Xiuxiu hadn’t gone far when she suddenly received a call from Zhazha.
It seemed that calling her didn’t even require the same sim card nor a signal.
Ye Xi has largely determined that Zhazha was calling her as an entity, and not her phone or her number.
Since Ye Xi didn’t turn on the ringtone, the phone only vibrated a few times. She calmly told the other two, “I need to adjust my bra.”
Wei Shenglan froze up upon hearing this, then his cheeks turned red.
Ding Xiuxiu waved her hand in disgust and said, “Just go! Why did you have to say it?!”
Ye Xi walked through the dense weeds and past a few trees with thick branches. After estimating that the distance was just enough, she stopped and picked up the call.
“Ye Xi, listen to me calmly.”
Ye Xi stood still. She replied, “Alright.”
“Don’t go to the river.” Zhazha paused for a moment and asked, “Do you still remember the news about the traffickers Nan Gonghai mentioned? The one after you went back from eating hot pot with Wei Shenglan and the others?”
Ye Xi thought about it for a moment, and eventually recalled a few pieces of the memory. Despite her not remembering it too clearly, she still had an impression of it.
“The traffickers they caught were just one small part of the whole group. Their leaders are all hidden in this very mountain, and they’re situated right at the river bank. They have guns, you definitely must not go. Otherwise, you’ll die.”