Kaleidoscope of Death - Chapter 64.2: Set Up
Back in their room, Ruan Nanzhu took out the chocolate and observed it carefully. After confirming that it was just a normal piece of chocolate, he broke it into pieces and threw them down the toilet.
While he was doing so, Lin Qiushi was standing beside him. He was a little confused as he typed: When I first came, that Jiang Yingrui wanted to team up with me.
“He asked to team up with you?” asked Ruan Nanzhu.
Lin Qiushi: Yes, very straightforwardly, as if… I’m special from the crowd.
Ruan Nanzhu showed a subtle smile upon seeing the words and said, “For some people, you are indeed special from others.”
Lin Qiushi: Huh?
“Looks like he’s somewhat like me,” continued Ruan Nanzhu.
Lin Qiushi looked at Ruan Nanzhu in confusion.
Ruan Nanzhu whispered, “We can both see something.”
Lin Qiushi was taken back for a second, but before he was able to ask more, Ruan Nanzhu seemed like he didn’t want to talk about it. Lin Qiushi started thinking and remembered the first time he met Ruan Nanzhu. At that time, he felt like Ruan Nanzhu treated him differently, then he explained that he thought of him as the wrong client. Deep down, Lin Qiushi knew that it was more complicated than that, Ruan Nanzhu wouldn’t make such a careless mistake.
Now his question was somewhat answered.
Ruan Nanzhu could see something, and it was on him. It was something that attracted Ruan Nanzhu’s eyes.
Just as Lin Qiushi was wondering what the “something” could be, Ruan Nanzhu had already leaned to Lin Qiushi’s ear and gently pressed his lips against Lin Qiushi’s ear, “It’s your beauty, of course, little mute girl.”
Lin Qiushi shivered for a second from the surprising voice and wanted to take a few steps back, but Ruan Nanzhu had already grabbed his arm.
“Why else do you think you’re special?” Ruan Nanzhu started to laugh. His aggressive eyes were nothing like his beautiful face, making the person next to him twitching in fear.
For a second, Lin Qiushi couldn’t tell whether Ruan Nanzhu was serious or just joking.
Fortunately, Feng Yongle suddenly knocked on the door. “What are you two doing in there? It’s been so long.”
Ruan Nanzhu pushed the door and replied, “None of your business.”
Feng Yongle took a step back after being welcomed by Ruan Nanzhu’s fierce eyes and said with an aggrieved tone, “I… I just want to use the restroom.”
“Your kidney’s so bad already at such a young age?” said Ruan Nanzhu.
Feng Yongle: “…”
“You think it still works?” continued Ruan Nanzhu.
“How about you try it out?” replied Feng Yongle angrily.
Ruan Nanzhu looked at Feng Yongle with a smile on his face, “Sure.”
In the end, Feng Yongle chickened out, frustratedly entered the restroom, pretending that he hadn’t said anything.
Lin Qiushi smiled and looked at Ruan Nanzhu.
Ruan Nanzhu showed an experience of innocence, “Honey, don’t look at me like this. Don’t worry, my heart is still on you.”
Lin Qiushi felt lazy to reply to Ruan Nanzhu and walked towards his bed to sleep.
After an hour of nap, they were much more in shape and continued to explore the sanatorium.
The hints to this door were provided by Feng Yongle. The reason why Ruan Nanzhu decided to take this job was that the background story of this door was relatively detailed, and it would probably be easier for him to figure everything out.
After the NPC who led the way gave the key and hints about the door, both Lin Qiushi and Ruan Nanzhu thought of something after they read the hints.
It was the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. There was a very special tunnel there.
This tunnel was originally used to transport supplies in and out, but as more and more patients died there, the tunnel served an additional purpose —— transport corpses.
After the corpses were wrapped up, they were transported out of Waverly Hills Sanatorium through that tunnel. After that, the tunnel was pretty much not used for its original purpose anymore. Hence it was even called the Tunnel of Death.
“That tunnel should be the key hint,” said Ruan Nanzhu, “I’m 80% sure the doors will be there.”
The nurse said that they only have seven days, and they would receive treatment after the seven days. This was basically saying that they only have seven days to find a way out of here.
If they didn’t leave after seven days… who knew what could happen.
“Since it’s a tunnel, then it should be in a relatively low place right?” Feng Yongle also started to analyze, “Should we start by looking around the sanatorium?”
“It’s not necessarily at a low place,” said Ruan Nanzhu as he shook his head, “It could also be in a room. After all, this isn’t a normal world. Buildings here don’t have to follow our real-world logic. Let’s go take a look at where the tunnel was originally located.”
“Sure,” agreed Feng Yongle.
Lin Qiushi now found out that it was actually pretty good to be mute. Without having to talk, he could spend more time thinking.
The original location of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium’s tunnel was at the basement of the building. The three walked around there, and not surprisingly, they found nothing.
It seemed that, just as Ruan Nanzhu had said, the location of the tunnel changed.
“Then where could it be at?” asked Feng Yongle, “This building is huge.”
Ruan Nanzhu shook his head and said nothing.
Lin Qiushi typed: Let’s go to the first floor first and look for some more hints.
Since they had no other choice, the three of them started to look for hints to the tunnel from down to up.
During the period, they also met several other teams but compared to them, the other teams seemed to be a lot more anxious. After all, they still had no clue about the tunnel nor the background of this sanatorium. If they wanted to find a way to leave, they must dig in from the most basic hints.
Lin Qiushi once again deeply realized the importance of hints.
After searching three floors, they found nothing special. The only thing they saw was a group of patients in extremely poor mental states.
The environment in the sanatorium was very poor, as some patients were even placed on the aisle. The weather wasn’t too hot, and the air blowing in was quite chilly, but these patients were placed by the window to have the cold air blowing on top of them —— apparently, it could help them get more fresh air.
Lin Qiushi saw this scene in the background, and after he saw it, he felt really uncomfortable… this was basically killing the patients.
Now they were on the fifth floor, and they went to take a look at the mysterious Room 502.
There was a big lock in front of the door, but it still didn’t stand a chance against Ruan Nanzhu.
Under Feng Yongle’s surprised eyes, Ruan Nanzhu easily opened the big lock.
The door was pushed open, revealing the dust-filled room behind.
Translated by: UnderTheMoon
Edited by: Summit