Chapter 12 – Like an idiot

Outside the teaching building was the school playground.

The huge playground was shrouded in darkness, but it was much better than inside the teaching building.

The darkness inside the teaching building was so thick that it almost swallowed people up, but here, although it was dim, things around could still be seen.

The fear in everyone’s hearts gradually subsided when they arrived here.

Almost everyone was exhausted and sitting on the ground panting, unable to stand up.

It wasn’t that they were physically weak, but they had been trapped in the teaching building for too long, and under extreme fear and reckless running, they were instantly exhausted.

“I was so scared, it was really terrifying just now. The baby was so close to me, lying on Wang Shanshan’s shoulder, looking at me… I don’t even know when the baby crawled over.” A male classmate’s voice still trembled.

“It must be a ghost, the baby must be a ghost, there are ghosts everywhere here, we’re doomed, we’re doomed…” A female classmate’s face turned pale, and she was already a little delirious.

“Wait, if Wang Shanshan was caught by the ghost, why isn’t Yang Jian here either?” Suddenly, Miao Xiaoshan spoke up.

She was Yang Jian’s classmate and had known him since middle school, so she had been paying attention to him.

Zhang Wei looked around and didn’t see Yang Jian either.

He couldn’t help but wipe his eyes, “Yang Jian died a glorious and great death to save us. He was a child of the people, and I won’t forget him. I will burn paper for him on holidays, and if his family holds a funeral, I will donate more money to make his death more glorious. After all, he was a decent person in his lifetime.”

“Miao Xiaoshan, don’t be sad. The dead cannot come back to life. Rest here for a while, and I’ll go back and see if Yang Jian is really dead. If he is, we’ll figure out how to escape.” Zhang Wei said, gritting his teeth, and planning to go back and check the situation.

“Zhang Wei, based on what you just said, I can be sure that our friendship is plastic. If we encounter ghosts again, I definitely won’t save you. I might as well let you fend for yourself.” Suddenly, Yang Jian’s voice came from behind.

He was seen walking towards them with Wang Shanshan.

“Yang Jian, you’re okay. That’s great.” Miao Xiaoshan said with some joy.

The others also brightened up when they saw that both Wang Shanshan and Yang Jian were okay. This was the only good news today.

Too many classmates had died from the beginning until now.

“Good luck, I’ve been given a second chance at life.” Yang Jian nodded.Zhang Wei was a little excited: “Yang Jian, I knew you would be fine. I was just talking casually earlier. Don’t take it to heart. You can’t not save me in the future. I’m counting on you to stay alive.”

“I’m not interested in men. I only save beautiful women. At least they can repay me with their bodies, or help me with my homework later. What’s the use of saving a man? Just for target practice?” Yang Jian said.

Wang Shanshan, who was next to them, blushed slightly and showed a hint of shyness in her eyes.

“Don’t be so heartless. I’ve given you all my resources without keeping any for myself. We’re all good friends and should take care of each other. After all, we’ve been through hardships together.” Zhang Wei said, “Wait, something’s not right. How did you and Wang Shanshan escape from that situation earlier?”

Suddenly, his face changed, and he looked at Yang Jian with some suspicion.

“Of course, I punched that kid and ran out with Wang Shanshan. How else do you think I got out?” Yang Jian said.

Zhang Wei said seriously, “Brother, the teaching building is haunted. I believed in Wu Song killing the tiger, but do you dare to fight ghosts? Come on, I’m very suspicious that you’re not even Yang Jian. You might be a ghost trying to blend in with us and kill us all, just like in horror movies.”

As soon as he said this, the already frightened crowd looked at Yang Jian with fear, as if he really was a ghost.

“Here we go again. Can’t you use your brain normally? You suspect someone is a ghost every day. If you really met a ghost, you would have died a long time ago. Why waste time standing here talking?” Yang Jian said.

“Then I’ll ask you a question. What’s my English name? Wait, wait, let me change the question. This question has been asked in the teaching building. The ghost might have overheard it. I’ll ask another question. What’s Zhao Lei’s English name?” Zhang Wei looked wise and cautious, as if he was proud of his carefulness.

“I don’t know.” Yang Jian said.

“You really have a problem. Zhao Lei’s English name is Worshasbeep. Stay away from him.” Zhang Wei quickly stepped back several steps, ready to run away at any time.

Yang Jian asked again, “Wait, what did you say just now? I didn’t hear clearly. Can you repeat Zhao Lei’s English name?”

“Hehe, I don’t know. Zhao Lei’s English name is Worshasbeep.” Zhang Wei sneered.

“What am I?” Yang Jian said.


Yang Jian nodded and said, “You still know that you’re an idiot. It seems that you haven’t become so stupid that you’re beyond help.”

“… ” Zhang Wei.Wang Shanshan, Miao Xiaoshan, and the others looked at him with a caring expression as if he were mentally challenged.

Earlier, Zhang Wei was struggling against the air, and there was not much difference between him and a mentally challenged person. The difference between him and Yang Jian was like that between a bronze and a king. After all, they could survive only because Yang Jian led the way and covered their retreat.

“I’m not mentally challenged!” Zhang Wei vehemently retorted.

“He actually understood my expression,” a classmate widened their eyes in surprise.

“I…” Zhang Wei felt like crying.

But it wasn’t time to rest yet.

Yang Jian said, “My phone is dead. Does anyone know what time it is?”

“My watch seems to be broken. It’s already 4 a.m.,” Miao Xiaoshan looked at her cartoon watch in amazement.

“Hey, my phone also says it’s past 4 a.m. I just saw it was only 8:30,” Zhang Wei said.

“When did so much time pass?” someone wondered.

Everyone realized that something was off with the time.

Yang Jian turned back to look at the teaching building shrouded in darkness in the distance and said, “The time doesn’t matter. I’m just thinking that something big happened here, and so much time has passed, but why is there no reaction outside?”

“Yeah, I called the police earlier.”

“I even called my mom.”

“It’s so quiet around here. There should be car noises outside at this time, but we can’t even see any car lights.”

Yang Jian looked up at the sky. It was dark and gloomy, as if covered by a layer of haze. There was no moonlight or starlight, which was not normal.

“What’s going on, Yang Jian?” Zhang Wei felt uneasy, and fear surged up again.

“What else could it be… We’ve been in the Ghost Domain all along,” Yang Jian’s face darkened, and he said in a deep voice, “And we haven’t left it from the beginning to the end. The Ghost Domain is not just limited to the teaching building. Even the playground is within the Ghost Domain, and this range may be even larger. It’s just that the teaching building was probably in the central area before, and now it’s slightly on the edge, or… that ghost is moving, and the Ghost Domain is changing with the old man’s position. But we haven’t seen the old man’s figure in any direction, so the impact on us is not significant.”

“But I think the Ghost Domain is a special enclosed space. Whether it’s in the central area or on the side, the difficulty of escaping is the same, and the distance doesn’t seem to be the key to escaping the Ghost Domain.””In other words, we are now trapped, like birds in a cage. The cage is moving, and the birds inside can only be forced to move along with it. We just can’t perceive this movement.”

“So, what do we do now?” Wang Shanshan trembled as she spoke, her hand tightly gripping Yang Jian’s arm. She couldn’t help but lean on him, as if he were her savior.

She didn’t want to experience what had just happened at the stairwell again in her lifetime.

The others also looked at Yang Jian with fear and hope, hoping that he could come up with a good way to completely leave this ghostly place.

Yang Jian remained silent, touching the closed eyes on the back of his hand.

Perhaps there was only one way to leave here, to continue to use the power of the fierce ghost.

But Zhou Zheng had also said that the power of the fierce ghost could only be used once. Once the fierce ghost in the body revived a little, one would be close to death, even more powerful than taking poison.

“No wonder Zhou Zheng said at the end that becoming a ghost tamer is not only for others, but also for oneself, because sometimes it is not only to save others, but also to save oneself.” Yang Jian thought to himself.

“But before that, there is something I need to figure out and settle a grudge, otherwise I won’t die content.”

After making up his mind, Yang Jian said, “Who has Fang Jing’s phone number on their phone? Let me borrow it. If I’m not mistaken, he should be trapped here with us.”

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