Chapter 1781: Follow Me
Shi Xiaoya had just entered and did not walk very far. Even if it was a coincidence, Han Zhuoling would not have walked towards this side.
“After I came in, I had been looking for a path to meet you at the first instance. Not long after, I saw a red shirt shadow and a bloody palm print and heard the tapping sounds. Right after that, I heard a man and a woman’s scream. I could tell that that was your voice, so I followed the sound to come over,” Han Zhuoling explained.
“Luckily, the entrances which both of us came in from were quite close, so I could still tell more clearly which direction your voice was coming from. If it was a little farther, it would have been hard for me to gauge.” Han Zhuoling heaved a sigh of relief.
Luckily, fortune had favored him and he chose the right direction when he ran into a fork. All the way here as he walked, he had never chosen wrong, and so he found Shi Xiaoya at the first instance.
“Let’s go. Follow me, it’ll be alright,” Han Zhuoling said.
His voice was very calm, yet it made her feel exceptionally assured.
He came, but even though it was only just one more addition to their group, she was no longer scared.
As she walked together with Han Zhuoling, he would shine the torchlight all around them with every step they took. He told Shi Xiaoya, “You just need to shine the torchlight at your feet, don’t shine it all around.”
He was worried that there might be something scary at some corner and Shi Xiaoya might just shine the light on it without being mentally prepared for it.
“Okay,” Shi Xiaoya agreed obediently.
Luckily, they were safe this time and did not meet with any incident again.
They wondered if it was because the actor who was in charge of acting did not dare to come and provoke them because of Han Zhuoling’s presence.
Both of them walked up to a fork, with a signpost arrow erected in each direction.
On the left side was writtne: “Gate to Heaven”
On the right side was written: “Gate to Earth”
Han Zhuoling shone the torchlight over.
Each of the signposts also had a few small lines of words on it.
It was the clues for the two pathways.
Shi Xiaoya did not voice her opinions.
Anyway, no matter which path Han Zhuoling chose, she would go on the same path.
In the end, Han Zhuoling chose the Gate to Earth.
“Why did you choose this side?” She had already turned together with him, and Shi Xiaoya had asked as she walked.
“It feels better to walk on steady ground,” Han Zhuoling said. “It’s more secure and steady to walk on Earth.”
Shi Xiaoya wondered if he really chose the Gate to Earth path because of this reason.
Not long after both of them began to walk, they saw a door.
It was probably the Gate to Earth that the signpost had mentioned earlier on.
At the doorway stood a middle-aged man in an ancient costume, with a fake beard attached around his mouth and chin.
If not for Han Zhuoling being around, Shi Xiaoya would have gotten a scare just from the other party’s getup.
If this were outside and she saw someone with such a getup, it would be nothing much, just a character in a role play.
But in such an environment, it was very scary.
“Greetings, you two. I am the gatekeeper for the Gate to Earth.”
“Hello.” Han Zhuoling cooperated and greeted him.
“The two of you chose the Gate to Earth. So then, before you go in, I need to make it clear to both of you. The moment you go in, you both are not allowed to regret it. If you’ve entered the wrong door, you will not be able to find the exit. Then you both will have to be disqualified from this round,” the gatekeeper said.
“But since you haven’t gone in yet, if the two of you want to choose again, you can still do it.”
“I will just enter the Gate to Earth,” Han Zhuoling said.
“And you?” the gatekeeper asked Shi Xiaoya.
“I also choose the Gate to Earth,” Shi Xiaoya said.
“Alright, both of you please come in.” The gatekeeper opened the door.
In Survivor, when it was an individual competition, the guests can rely on their own choices and freely choose to compete on their own or form alliances with others.