Arc 6: Ghost Ship
Chapter 124: Suspect
The storm at sea left as quickly as it came.
Qin Mu Yin wanted to follow them in. He whispered: “Should we go and see what they do to that person?”
Su Min restored his line of sight, “Okay.”
He also wanted to take a closer look. Were these people intending on saving or harming that person?
Because he was all wet, the bespectacled middle-aged man didn’t put that person in a room and instead left him in the hall.
“He probably fainted. Let’s change his clothes first or he will catch a cold. If he gets a fever, it won’t be good.”
“We should take him to a room.”
“Look at his purple lips. Sigh, he must have been in the water for a long time. I feel sorry for him.”
“Have you notified the captain? Is the captain coming?”
As they discussed, the captain pushed the door open. The moment he saw the person lying there he hurriedly said: “What are you all doing? Go and change his clothes. After all this time why don’t you know what to do?”
As soon as he said that, the bespectacled middle-aged man immediately brought the rescued man downstairs.
The captain then said: “What are you doing loitering around? Go back and do your own things. Do you still want to go outside?”
The man with the buzzcut: “I still do, still do.”
Several people returned to the deck. Two followed down to the rooms while the rest stayed behind to continue their discussion about fishing.
The captain then turned around and finally noticed Su Min and the others. He said: “You also saw it?”
Qin Mu Yin nodded, “Saw it. Captain, you guys are all really good people.”
Hearing his praise, the captain smiled, “Never mind being the good guy. When it comes to rescuing someone, who wouldn’t hesitate?”
As he spoke, his stomach shook.
It was Su Min’s first time seeing such a large belly. He couldn’t help but glance at it a few more times.
Qin Mu Yin said: “Yeah, we are also alive thanks to you captain.”
The captain waved his hand, “It’s okay, it’s just what we wanted to do. How has your stay so far been?”
Qin Mu Yin: “It’s been good. It’s just———”
Just as he wanted to talk about the disappearance of Tang Yishu and Song Nan Nan, the captain very quickly added: “I should go cook. That person should eat something hot when he wakes up. I’ll head off first.”
As soon as the captain finished saying that, he turned and left. He didn’t have any intention to listen to the rest of Qin Mu Yin’s words. In a blink of an eye, he had disappeared behind the door.
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Su Min said: “He did it deliberately. There’s no point asking.”
Qin Mu Yin sighed, “I was just……..”
He was just holding onto his last strand of hope and was unwilling to believe everything that had happened. Afterall, all along he had been living in a society were science and logic prevailed.
Even killings like these were only seen on the news.
The idea that the people who had saved him actually had the intention to harm him was something that he could think of but couldn’t accept.
Xia He Yin looked around, “Let’s stop standing around and hurry down. Maybe we’ll see something.”
Su Ying nodded her head in agreement.
If they went downstairs, they would make sounds, so they let Su Ying go first. Because she is currently a nine-year-old child, even if she is seen it wouldn’t raise their suspicions.
Although Su Ying is physically young, her mental age isn’t.
She lightened her steps and tip-toed down the stairs. She then went straight to the rooms that were not currently being used by them.
She quickly managed to find the right one.
Perhaps it was because they didn’t expect them to come down, or perhaps it was because they had forgotten, the door wasn’t locked and it was even slightly opened.
Su Ying beckoned to Su Min.
When Su Min walked over, he could easily hear the movements and discussions inside.
“………He doesn’t look to be in good shape.”
It was the voice of the man with the beer belly.
Su Min remembered him. Every time he spoke, he would speak weakly. His beer belly couldn’t be compared to the captains, but it was still larger than most people.
Soon after was the voice of the bespectacled middle-aged man: “It’s fine as long as he isn’t dead. If he’s not in good shape, we can help him get better. Don’t worry.”
The beer bellied man said: “Then you have to take good care of him.”
The bespectacled middle-aged man quickly said: “Don’t worry, I won’t let him die. This is a one in a hundred opportunity. I won’t give up.”
Their conversation wasn’t clear nor was it vague.
All four of them were at the door. Su Min waved to Qin Mu Yin and them to leave while Su Ying stood on the other side.
Qin Mu Yin understood his gestures and entered his room with Xia He Yin.
The noises inside the room continued.
The man with the beer belly sighed and said: “This person’s body is not as good as the person from two days ago. Look at his skin. But I guess it’s okay.”
The bespectacled middle-aged man helped change his clothes: “Don’t ask for too much. I also want them, but do you think I have a chance?”
Not a chance.
He wasn’t qualified.
The man with the beer belly said: “That’s true. In any case, congratulations. You can sleep well tonight.”
The bespectacled middle-aged man smiled. He sat by the bed and said: “I knew the weather would be good today the moment I woke up. As expected, I received a surprise like this.”
Su Min listened to their conversation as he crouched by the wall. He felt that a lot of their secrets had been exposed.
He quietly pushed the door open.
The man’s beer belly came into view. He stood at the end of the bed with his back facing the door. He just happened to be standing between them and the door.
From the small gap he could see the bespectacled middle-aged man sitting by the bed touching the face of the rescued man.
Su Min couldn’t see his expression.
He moved his line of sight over to the rescued person. The other party was probably a fisherman. His skin was a little tanned.
Su Min stopped watching and left.
If he continued, there was a risk of being found out. He had pretty much heard what he needed to hear so if he stayed any longer, he may put his life at risk.
This was the conclusion Su Min made after watching numerous horror movies.
It was okay to overhear one or two sentences, but you shouldn’t overhear the key information. As soon as you do, the movie wouldn’t be able to go on.
He quietly left his spot and went into Qin Mu Yin’s room.
Qin Mu Yin and Xia He Yin were checking the room when he came in. They quickly asked: “Did you hear anything?”
Su Min closed the door, “I heard a bit.”
He repeated everything he heard between the man with the beer belly and the bespectacled middle-aged man. Apart from occasional differences in wording, he recited it almost word for word.
Qin Mu Yin was a little shocked: “You remembered all that?”
Su Min said: “My memory is pretty good.”
“So based on what they’re saying,” Xia He Yin mulled with her chin in her palm, “they’re saving people deliberately and it is because they need to save them?”
Otherwise why would that bespectacled middle-aged man be so eager? Although he didn’t laugh loudly after rescuing someone, everyone could tell that he was overjoyed.
It was clearly revealed on his face.
Su Ying sprawled across the bed, “They’re probably rescuing people and then planning on using them to do something. Wow, does that short-haired woman have her eyes on me?”
She touched her face and sighed: “I am very young after all. With my skin so nice, she definitely would want it.”
Su Min: “………..”
In response to Su Ying’s narcissistic words, he said: “The first half is enough. No need for the self-flattering.”
Su Ying: “Brother, don’t deny it.”
Su Min stopped talking to her and turned and said: “In fact, I think the same. They probably rescued us with other purposes in mind.”
Xia He Yin asked: “Then what would they use Nan Nan for?”
Apart from using human flesh for cooking, she couldn’t think of anything else.
Xia He Yin recalled the congee from the past two days. She wanted to vomit.
Su Min shook his head, “You’ll have to ask them that. We haven’t found the body so we don’t know what it is used for.”
When Tang Yishu disappeared, there was still his skin though it later disappeared. The human skin either was used or it disappeared to prevent them from finding out about something.
Of the two possibilities, Su Min felt that the former was more likely.
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Qin Mu Yin couldn’t help pacing back and forth, “Then we still have to pry open the ceiling. We can’t do much otherwise.”
He felt that Xia He Yin’s thoughts were probably right.
Su Min said: “Rather than the water, I want to know more about the fact that Song Nan Nan said someone was hitting her.”
Xia He Yin said: “But I didn’t see anything at that time.”
“It’s okay if you didn’t see it.” Su Min casually comforted her, “It wasn’t you who hit her, so your response was normal.”
Xia He Yin: “…………..”
This form of comforting was no better than not comforting.
Su Min didn’t seem to notice anything wrong with his way of comforting, “And even if you were the one getting hit, you also would likely respond like a normal person and suspect Song Nan Nan.”
Then Song Nan Nan would likely have the same reaction as Xia He Yin.
One by one, something terrible would happen to the cannon fodders.
Xia He Yin was even more upset after hearing his words, but she didn’t dare ask for their comforting and could only stay depressed quietly.
Qin Mu Yin said: “How many people are there? Have we met them all now?”
The moment he said that, the whole room went quiet.
Su Min frowned. He had never thought of this question and was only focussed on the people appearing in the hall and on the deck every day.
Those people were the same people he saw on the first night.
As for whether there were others on the ship, they had never appeared so that was completely unknown.
In other words, only the captain would know how many people there are in total on this ship.
Su Min took a deep breath in, “I’ve finally noticed where the problem is.”
Qin Mu Yin: “What’s the problem?”
“Are you stupid? Why don’t you ask yourself before asking others?” Xia He Yin rolled her eyes, “If not for the others disappearing, we wouldn’t have known about this and would have continued to be in the dark about everything.”
She now suspected the idea that Song Nan Nan was probably hit by someone else.
Su Min pursed his lips, “Of course I’m still a little sceptical but the most important thing is to make ascertain whether there are other people hidden on this ship as well as where and who they are.”
The room fell silent again.
Su Ying suddenly got up from the bed and exclaimed: “Didn’t they say that there were two people other staying downstairs when they brought us over to our rooms?”
Hearing her say this, Su Min suddenly remembered.
He still remembered the captain’s words from the night when they were rescued vividly.
Because there was only two other people staying on this floor, they were allowed to choose from any of the remainder rooms.
But over the past two days, Su Min had woken up earlier and he didn’t seem to see anyone go in or out of this floor.
The group of them all went upstairs.
So, the two people mentioned by the captain had been constantly living on this floor and not eating or drinking the entire time?
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