Chapter 104: Tourists (2)
When Shang Guanxi finally saw a river, he was very happy.
“Ah Xi, there’s a river in front!” Bing Yiyi, who also saw the river, now had a huge smile on her face. Her voice was no longer depressed.
“Yeah!” Shang Guanxi responded quickly. He increased his pace by quite a lot.
The moment the both of them reached the river, the first thing they did was scoop some up to drink.
The river was very clear and they could see some pebbles and branches at the bottom. If this was any other time, they would never have drunk this kind of water. But right now, they had no other choice. Their thirst made it so the only thought they had at this moment was to wet their throats, no matter whether the water was clean or dirty.
After having their fill, Bing Yiyi suddenly recalled something and said, “Luo Nuanfeng mentioned earlier that we’ll reach a highway after walking a while from the river. Do you think this is the river he mentioned?”
Shang Guanxi looked around. Besides the trees, the only thing around them were… trees. He put on a smile and tried reassuring her, “I hope so.”
Bing Yiyi pursed her lips. She looked like she wanted to say something, but didn’t quite know how to say it.
When Shang Guanxi saw this, he naturally asked with concern in his voice, “What’s wrong, Yiyi?”
“If…” Bing Yiyi revealed a sad expression. “If all of us get saved, do you think I’ll go to prison?”
Shang Guanxi was silent.
Bing Yiyi held his hands and begged, “If we are the first ones to be saved, let’s not tell anyone that Wei Shenglan and the others are here, okay?”
Shang Guanxi froze when he heard this. “How could we do that?”
“Please!” Bing Yiyi was practically crying at this point.
Shang Guanxi couldn’t respond to her, he hesitated.
After a moment of silence, Bing Yiyi changed her words, “Just for a few days. We can get people to save them after I go abroad, okay?”
The hesitation on Shang Guanxi’s face grew even heavier.
“It’s just a few days! They can survive here with the small animals and water around. Since it’s also summer right now, they won’t die due to the cold. If you wait a few days for me to go overseas, then after a few years when the winds have settled, I’ll come back. When that time comes, let’s get married, okay?” Bing Yiyi seemed to have made up her mind when she said this.
The human heart was truly fickle. There was the chance that Shang Guanxi wouldn’t like her anymore in the future, but that was fine. The important thing right now was that she could fool him.
She was only afraid that Shang Guanxi wouldn’t trust her.
Shang Guanxi sighed and finally responded, “Alright.”
Bing Yiyi let out a sigh of relief when he said this. While weeping with joy, she pounced into Shang Guanxi’s arms and buried her face in his chest, saying, “Ah Xi, you’re the best!”
Shang Guanxi patted her head softly.
At this moment, the sound of footsteps appeared behind the both of them.
Once Shang Guanxi looked behind him, he saw three strangers. They were wearing green camouflage clothes and had guns in their hands. The guns looked a little dull and seemed to have been used for a long time.
The muzzles of the firearms were aimed at Shang Guanxi’s head.
Shang Guanxi reluctantly let go of Bing Yiyi. After raising both hands above his head, he said, “Hello, we’re lost tourists.”
“Tourists?” The man at the front sneered. He continued, “Both of you, stand up.”
When Bing Yiyi heard the commotion happen, she also turned around and saw their camouflage clothes. However, because she thought they were good people, she immediately got up and exclaimed with joy in her eyes, “Can you take us out of this forest?”
The thinner man on the right pulled out a walkie-talkie and spoke into it, “Boss, we found two lost tourists here. What do we do?”
After two beeps from the walkie-talkie, a rough voice came out, “Tourists? Did they see your face?”
When they heard these words, both Shang Guanxi and Bing Yiyi’s faces changed. Those words didn’t seem like things a good person would say.
The thin man spoke once more to the walkie-talkie, “Yes.”
“Kill them and hide their bodies.”
The terrible speculation in Shang Guanxi and Bing Yiyi’s minds actually came true.
Bing Yiyi couldn’t help herself from screaming as she hid behind Shang Guanxi.
The skinny guy put away his walkie-talkie and aimed his muzzle at Shang Guanxi’s forehead. Just as he was about to pull the trigger, the man at the front suddenly stopped him and opened his mouth, “Hold on. It’s quite rare for us to get visitors. It’s bad hospitality if we don’t show them a good time, right?”
The words “good time” obviously gave both Shang Guanxi and Bing Yiyi the wrong idea. Both of their faces became distorted.
Shang Guanxi coldly said, “If you let us go, we can give you as much money as you want. But if you kill us, you better wait for a painful revenge.”
The man laughed at him and said, “You’re really pitiful children, why bother struggle at this time?”
If looks could kill, then Shang Guanxi would’ve already committed manslaughter. His tone was cold like ice, “Do you think I’m kidding?”
The man shot at his feet and replied, “I don’t care who you are. But since you’re here right now, you’re nothing more than a little lamb waiting to get slaughtered.”
With a bang, the mud splashed and left a pit about the size of a finger.
“Ah!” Bing Yiyi screamed and fell to the ground.
Her panicked and fearful eyes greatly pleased the three fugitives.
The trio laughed at the girl’s actions.
Now, even the other two who had agreed with ending things quickly to avoid trouble were beginning to feel tempted in playing around with these lost tourists as well.