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Hidden corner Chapter :- 14

Chapter 014 People IV (Middle School Boys Also Need Love Ahhhh Sect Master)

“Ten minutes. I’ll just close my eyes to rest a bit, then we’ll find a way out together!” Li Chengyi decisively replied.

His body was currently under severe strain.

Wearing the scale armor seemed to also consume his body, causing a dual drain on both physical and mental energy.

Then, along with the tension of seeking an exit and the physical exertion from struggling against doors and monsters, and finally using his flower language ability to firmly secure the door, he was utterly exhausted.

The fact that he could still stay awake was a testament to his strong will. He speculated that in his current state, it was unknown whether he could still summon his flower language ability if the situation arose again.

“Okay!” Meng Dongdong seriously nodded upon hearing this.

The communication just now, along with their shared hometown identity, provided her with considerable reassurance.

If she only needed to watch over the surrounding area for ten minutes without doing anything else, she was willing to do so.

“Find a place to rest. This place is too big, and it won’t be easy to find an exit just by myself. Once you’ve rested, we can split up and search,” she earnestly said.

“Okay!” Li Chengyi seriously nodded in agreement.

He looked around and soon found a corner to sit down with his back against the wall.

“Remember, do not open that door opposite us, no matter what sounds you hear from it. Do not open it, wait until I’ve rested, understand?” he cautioned lastly, to prevent her from opening the door for the monster influenced by his flower language ability.

“Okay!” Meng Dongdong seriously complied.

After emphasizing the key points, Li Chengyi put on his hood, took a deep breath, slightly squinted his eyes without fully closing them, and began to rest.

Having someone to watch over him this time allowed him to relax a bit more than when he was alone.

Squinting his eyes, he initially intended to stay somewhat alert to his surroundings.

After all, Meng Dongdong was a stranger, and he couldn’t place his entire safety in the hands of an outsider.

But he was really too tired.

Before today, he was just an ordinary college graduate who regularly went for runs, and not even long-distance runs at that.

In essence, his stamina was only slightly better than average, with the rest of his physical conditioning being average.

Considering he could still maintain his composure and calm after experiencing so much, as a transmigrator, he thought he was already doing pretty well.

As he squinted, his vision gradually became blurry.

Click.

Suddenly, a faint sound reached his ears.

It seemed like the sound of a plastic bag falling and hitting the ground.

A refreshing breeze carrying the scent of flowers brushed against his face.

Flower scent?

Suddenly, Li Chengyi felt a surge of energy and opened his eyes wide to look ahead.

In front of him was a small park bathed in moonlight.

The dark red synthetic track, the branches and leaves swaying in the wind, and the dimly lit solar-powered streetlights.

Everything clearly indicated that…

He made it out!

“Me!?” Li Chengyi stood still, daring not to move.

He feared he was hallucinating.

Just moments ago he was talking with Meng Dongdong, asking her to watch over him while he rested his eyes.

How could he suddenly find himself outside??

No, wait!?

He suddenly noticed that the synthetic track on the ground was very new, as if it had never been used.

The scenery in the distant surroundings was also blurry, and nothing could be seen clearly.

‘Is this a dream? Did I fall asleep?’

‘No! I can’t sleep. If I do, I’ll completely lose the ability to be alert to my surroundings. What if something happens?’

Li Chengyi struggled to control himself, trying to wake up from the dream.

But he had just fallen asleep and couldn’t wake up so quickly.

As he tried hard to wake up, Meng Dongdong, leaning against a pillar, watched as Li Chengyi slowly closed his eyes, sat down, leaning against the wall with a steady and even breath.

She silently sighed in relief, glanced around, and then focused her gaze on the small maintenance door opposite her.

Yes, she had noticed earlier that this man claiming to be Chengyi was in an unstable mental state, frequently glancing at that small door from the corner of his eye.

He thought she hadn’t noticed, but she had seen it all along, just not mentioning it.

Standing next to the pillar, Meng Dongdong gently placed her shopping bag down, put on her jacket.

Once again, she looked at Li Chengyi, who was resting with his eyes closed, still sitting and resting.

Even from the side, she could see the whites of his squinted eyes.

Meng Dongdong exhaled, bent down, took off her loafers, and stood in her socks on the ground.

Seeing that Li Chengyi showed no signs of movement,

She steadied her mind and suddenly sped up towards the maintenance door.

Both the upper and lower floors did not present an exit, and that man was so concerned about this place, it was very likely that this was the exit from this damned place!!

Monsters? Dangers? Those were probably just fabrications he made up to scare people.

In this era of technology, it was impossible for monsters to exist. Such childish tales, expecting her to believe them, was severely underestimating her.

With a puff,

Meng Dongdong grabbed the handle of the maintenance room’s door.

“Stop!!” Li Chengyi’s voice urgently came through.

He had just woken up and saw Meng Dongdong holding the door handle, immediately shouting out in desperation.

“Don’t open it!!”

He yelled loudly.

“Still trying to deceive me!? Go to hell, you lunatic!!” Meng Dongdong forcefully twisted the door handle, pulled it open with a successful smile on her face, and rushed inside.

Only as she looked inside, her smile instantly froze.

Inside the door, there was nothing, just an empty storage room.

Standing at the door, Meng Dongdong was stunned.

She hadn’t expected the maintenance room that Li Chengyi was so concerned about to be just this. The contrast was completely beyond her expectations.

Behind her, Li Chengyi was also stunned.

He had just used his flower language ability to stabilize the monster behind that door, but now, there was nothing behind it.

“Is this the monster you mentioned?” Meng Dongdong turned her head, looking at Li Chengyi with skepticism in her eyes.

Li Chengyi was equally astounded.

He had just felt something respond to his flower language ability, but now…

“How about we look for the exit now?” Meng Dongdong changed the subject, her eyes shifting, clearly thinking.

She was now even more convinced that this man was sick, possibly with a mental issue, such as hallucinations.

Li Chengyi, sensing her thoughts, couldn’t prove his words were true.

Unless he was willing to reveal his flower language ability. But that was impossible.

No matter the time or situation, one must always keep a trump card for turning the tables.

Now, in a dead end without his scale armor, his flower language ability was his only reliance.

Unexpectedly, even the mysterious and terrifying monster would be susceptible. So, he couldn’t say.

“Let’s go, we should really look around to see how to get out of here.” Meng Dongdong looked around, her eyes flickering, clearly in thought.

Li Chengyi stood up, feeling a bit dizzy but somewhat better than before.

At least resting for a while allowed his overextended strength to recover a bit.

He still couldn’t believe it and looked towards the door.

The maintenance room’s door was closed tightly, silent and ordinary, with no signs of anything unusual.

Looking at Meng Dongdong standing beside him, he picked up his bag, walked forward to the maintenance room’s door, and carefully inspected the marks on the door and the footprints on the ground.

Although the floor was concrete, his sports shoes would still leave fine friction marks when exerted.

But no matter how much he searched, there were no marks to be found.

This inevitably made him think of the disappearing marks from before.

Li Chengyi stood up straight, looking at Meng Dongdong.

He suddenly had a revelation about the woman’s behavior just now.

‘I thought I had calmed her down, thinking she believed everything I said. Now it seems the situation was actually the opposite.

It was this woman who deliberately calmed me down, making me believe she was convinced, and then took the opportunity to act while I was resting and rushed out to open the door.’

Understanding this, Li Chengyi felt an indescribable sensation. This Meng Dongdong, who seemed simple in appearance and spoke as if money could solve everything, was actually quick-witted and adaptable.

Click.

He reached out, opened the maintenance room’s door, saw it was empty, and then closed it again with a light sound.

Really, no monster left.

“How do you think we should find the exit?” Since she didn’t believe in the monster, he didn’t mention it. The priority now was not to prove whether there was a monster but to find the exit.

“You said you came from the lower floor, right?” Meng Dongdong asked.

“Yes.”

“All you saw on the way up were similar scenes, and the only door that could be opened was this maintenance room’s small door, correct?” she asked again.

“That seems to be the case, I can only confirm two doors that could open.” Li Chengyi answered, referring to the two occurrences of the monster coming out of a door.

“That’s enough. A simple analysis suggests that our hope of getting out probably lies with this maintenance room door we can open.” Meng Dongdong stated earnestly.

Li Chengyi frowned upon hearing this, facing the dilemma of the maintenance room again.

“Believe it or not, when the maintenance room’s door turns from the inside out, do not let it open. It’s very dangerous!” he warned again.

“Monsters and the like are all nonsense.” Meng Dongdong frowned.

“Right. There are no monsters. I’m fed up with this damned place. Even if there are monsters, bring one on and I’ll take it down!”

Li Chengyi was about to speak when suddenly, a furious male voice came from not too far away.

Another person!?

He quickly looked towards the source of the sound.

Around the corner, from the floor above, another tall, muscular young man descended.

This man had thick eyebrows, big eyes, wore a white short-sleeved T-shirt with a miniature microphone clipped to the collar, possessed a sturdy and strong body with brown skin and a crew cut.

From afar, one could clearly see the calm and steadiness on his face, as if nothing could shake him.

Most importantly, he was holding a black handgun. The gun’s butt was thick, and the muzzle had a decorative ring of silver, quite eye-catching.

A gun!?

Before Li Chengyi could confirm whether it was a real gun,

The man approached within a few meters of them and stopped.

“Someone said I was going to die. Once you’re in this place, there’s no way out alive, huh,” he scoffed, “I damn well don’t believe it!”

He raised his hand, turned off the gun’s safety with a click.

(End of Chapter)

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Hidden Dead Ends

Hidden Dead Ends

Hidden corner, 隐秘死角
Score 10
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Released: 2023 Native Language: Chinese
Have you heard of it? In the dead of night, if you turn on a music player, put on earphones, hide under the blanket, and listen to a single on loop… After it loops forty-four times, you will fall asleep. If you are unlucky when you open your eyes again, you will no longer be lying on your bed, but you will enter a strange space completely isolated from reality. That space… On the surface, it looks like the places we usually see—your bedroom, living room, underground parking garage, bathroom, basketball court, construction site, and so on. But if you observe carefully, you will discover that they are different… Everything is different. *** This is the experience of an ordinary person who, after acquiring superpowers, transforms and grows step by step in Dead Ends to reach the peak.

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