Disguised as a Boss in an Escape Game - 31
Chapter 31: Demon Saint
“This underground palace has six floors. The caves will shift every ten minutes, but that doesn’t mean that each shift will rotate all of the caves. The specific rules are complex and I haven’t figured them out.” Fu Qing said. “Right now we’re at the bottom of the underground palace, and the fastest way will be to drill a hole vertically above our heads. We can get out when we reach the seventh floor.” 1
“But this method has a drawback. You need to make sure that the underground palace doesn’t move while drilling. In other words, this method can only be entirely effective if the seven-layer hole can be drilled within ten minutes.”
“……” You Xi was speechless. “Even pangolins and groundhogs aren’t that fast, ba. Can you give some more reliable advice? How did you find the underground palace?”
“I’ve been following behind the mutant paperman.” Fu Qing said. “After I attracted the paperman with my voice, I followed behind him invisibly to exterminate the skeletons all the way through the bottom of the underground palace.”
You Xi’s was struck by a flash of inspiration: “That’s right!”
You Xi gave the wig back to the saint again, then took out the kidnapped little skeleton from his space pocket. The latter was surprised when he saw a skeleton exactly like himself nearby. Guo Juexing shrugged. IT would take four hours for the re-engraved seal2 to fail and return to its original state. He had to remain in this skeleton form for the time being.
You Xi pointed at the tied up saint and said: “See that? That’s your saint. You obediently escort us safely to the ground floor and we’ll promise not to kill her.”
The little skeleton trembled and said hesitantly: “But I don’t know the way.”
“Don’t lie. You’ve been in this underground palace for a thousand years. How can you deny knowing the way?” Guo Juexing accused angrily.
“No…” The little skeleton said. “I just joined not too long ago.”
“Wait, a new recruit?” Fu Qing suddenly interrupted and asked: “What did you do when you were alive? What was your name?”
“I don’t remember…” The little skeleton said. “Everyone is like this. I woke up and realized I was dead, but I had no impression of anything from when I was alive. We can only identify who we are during our lifetimes by relying on the clothes on our bodies. Some people have ID cards and some people have photos in their pockets, but most people, like me, don’t have anything. MY name is Xiao Ke because there was a bottle of Coke printed on my t-shirt.”
“Could it be that players turn into skeletons after dying in this instance?” Guo Juexing contemplated. “Fu Qing, could your brother still be in this instance? Maybe he’s not entirely dead, in a sense.”
Fu Qing’s eyes were wide. Looking at the little skeleton, he looked like his soul had left his body.
Xiao Ke was packed up and stuffed back into his pocket again.
“I have to get my brother back!” Fu Qing recovered suddenly and spoke in a daze. “If that skeleton man can be put into a space pocket, he can definitely be taken out of the instance!”
“Let go of me!” Fu Qing struggled in desperation. “I’m begging you, I can’t miss this chance. Please trust me!”
You Xi cruelly refused: “You just wanted to set fire to the underground palace and kill the saint, and now you’re looking for an amnesiac skeleton in this crowded tomb. Who knows what kind of dangerous things you’ll do? You wait for us to leave. How to find love, how to find it. Not now.” 3
“Please!” Fu Qing burst into tears. “I was wrong. I regret it. If I knew my brother was still sentient, I wouldn’t have fought the Tun Ri sect to kill or die. I don’t know if the paperman killed my brother along the way! I have to find him!”
Guo Juexing couldn’t bear it and also pleaded with You Xi, hoping to give Fu Qing a chance.
You Xi was worried, but he still softened and said: “You caught someone and you want to let him go. What can I say?”
Guo Juexing breathed a sigh of relief and untied Fu Qing.
Fu Qing glanced gratefully at Guo Juexing and was about to leave, when from behind them, the saint’s faint voice suddenly sounded: “I remember Fu Yuan. If you want to find him, why bother going haphazardly?”
You Xi: “……”
Although he knew that Fu Qing was nothing good, he didn’t expect the change to appear so soon.
The saint opened her beautiful purple eyes and tried her best to tempt him. “Help me subdue both of them and I’ll return Fu Yuan to you. You’re searching haphazardly just to reunite with your brother again, and I happen to have the ability to help you.”
Fu Qing paused.
Guo Juexing and You Xi cooperated to watch Fu Qing’s every move. Just when everyone thought he would betray them, Fu Qing unexpectedly stretched his hand out, pointed at the saint’s nose, and scolded him: “ Bitch, shut up. You killed my brother and I’ll kill you sooner or later. Who wants to have my brother saved by your hand! Disgusting!”
Fu Qing spat and left without turning back.
Saint: “……” This kid doesn’t play cards using common sense. He has a problem with his brain.
The saint was defeated without even beginning. He was slapped by Guo Juexing and the wig was almost taken off again. It’s true that a plucked phoenix isn’t as good as a chicken. The tiger fell to Pingyang and was bullied by dogs. 4
The smile on the corners of the saint’s lips couldn’t hold on anymore.
Now that he’d woken up, they didn’t bother holding onto the saint. You Xi blocked the saint’s mouth so he couldn’t say any trickery. They tied the saint like a dog, but before they got very far, they ran directly into a holy envoy.
“Lord Saint!” The envoy cried out in surprise.
The saint rolled his eyes.
“Don’t move!” You Xi brandished his knife. “Starting now, if you dare to move even one step forward, I’ll stab the saint.”
You Xi ordered: “You obediently open the way for us and take us out of the tomb.”
The holy envoy knew that You Xi was an S-Level boss, so he didn’t dare to play any tricks and neatly chose to cooperate.
“Boss, you’re too cruel.” He said. “To welcome you upon your arrival, our saint took a flower bath and dressed herself up beautifully today. Even if the flowers fall intentionally and the flowing water is merciless, 5you can’t be so rude to our Lord Saint, ah!”
Damn it, why isn’t this trash envoy the one who’s gagged! Blurting everything out like that, do you want to die, ma?”
You Xi didn’t think much about it and mercilessly scolded the envoy: “Knock it off. Don’t interrupt. Lead the way obediently. If you dare to speak nonsense again, I’ll stab your saint!”
Guo Juexing’s face was sweating off to the side. He didn’t know what the saint had done to You Xi to be treated so inhumanely by him.
The envoy didn’t dare to speak any more.
“By the way, I want to ask about someone. Do you know Fu Yuan, ma?” You Xi asked suddenly, not even two steps in.
The holy envoy thought from many angles. This big boss just told him to shut up, but he would talk to him again in the next second. It was really uncertain. If he replied to him now, would he stab the saint?
To play it safe, the envoy spoke briefly: “No.”
You Xi: “……”
Guo Juexing spoke from the side: “Nothing? So brief? Speak well or we’ll stab your saint.”
Holy Envoy: “……” These two people are really too much!
“I don’t know. “ The emissary spoke, “I’ve never heard of him before.”
- Anyone else wondering why they can’t just take a break at each floor and wait for the shifting to stop? Maybe it’ll explain, who knows.
- Seal of Life: when he copies someone, the seal is engraved
- uhh sounds like a song reference. If it’s literary I don’t recognize it
- The tiger was trapped away from the mountain (lost power, at a disadvantage) From JttW
- Idiom: Even if love is unrequited