Chapter 64: Go back on one’s word
Cheng Qi didn’t really understand what Liu Gan and Jiang JinYuan were talking about. What real world, game world, and so on were they talking about? However, she was in no mood to care about these things. She found a sharp screwdriver from her backpack, and she continuously stabbed at Zhao Hui, wanting him to continue experiencing pain from these injuries.
Before the apocalypse, Cheng Qi was a kind woman. She would have never thought that one day she could do such a cruel thing to another person. But after recalling everything that Zhao Hui did to her family, she could not help but continue torturing Zhao Hui, even if this did not compensate for the pain of losing her husband.
In this world, nothing was better than hatred at tempering strength and bravery.
“Do you want to hear what he has to say?” After hearing Zhao Hui’s words, Jiang JinYuan asked Liu Gan.
“Go ask him, then.” Liu Gan answered indifferently.
“What do you want us to promise you?” After seeing Liu Gan agree, Jiang JinYuan walked over and stopped Cheng Qi from tormenting Zhao Hui before asking.
“As long as you promise me that after I tell you the answer, you will make her stop tormenting me. You will also promise to immediately kill me, so I could be free as soon as possible. Then, I will tell you everything you wish to know.” Zhao Hui told Jiang JinYuan.
Jiang JinYuan looked at Liu Gan because it was very clear that this was not for him to decide.
Liu Gan coldly laughed, but he still nodded.
“Okay, he promised, now speak.” Jiang JinYuan urged Zhao Hui. If he didn’t manage to clarify this whole thing, then he would always be puzzled by it.
“You’ve tortured us like this. What’s so different between you guys and us? Don’t think that you are better than us…” After seeing Jiang JinYuan agree, Zhao Hui did not immediately answer the question. Instead, he questioned Jiang JinYuan as he panted, his face pale and grim.
“I didn’t do anything to you. I only wish to know why you did such a thing to the family of three for no apparent reason. There was no grievance nor hatred between you and them right?” Jiang JinYuan didn’t answer Zhao Hui’s senseless question, and instead he continued asking. This level of cruelty and wickedness was something that Jiang JinYuan’s simple mind couldn’t understand.
“No reason. I just wanted to. In the real world, I did the same thing torturing cats and dogs. One time I even hung up a stray dog and beat it for two days and two nights. I really liked seeing how it pitifully begged. Can you understand that kind of fun? HAHAHAHA…. ” Zhao Hui wildly laughed.
“What’s so fun about that? Don’t you feel disgusted doing such a thing?” Jiang JinYuan looked even more perplexed.
“There’s no point in talking to people like you who are naive and stupid!” Zhao Hui gloomily looked at Jiang JinYuan before switching his gaze over to Liu Gan who was standing at the side. In his mind, he felt that he and Liu Gan were the same, and that he should be able to understand what he was saying.
“Why do you eat human meat? Weren’t you in the game for just two days? It’s not as if you were so hungry that you needed to eat human meat?” Jiang JinYuan disregarded Zhao Hui’s insult and asked.
“If I tell you that what your companion said was true about me killing someone and eating their meat in the real world, then would you believe it?” Zhao Hui looked crazily with pride at Jiang JinYuan.
“What you’re saying can’t be true…” Jiang JinYuan shook his head. He had always lived a simple life—go to work, come home from work, go home to his wife and daughter. He never thought that humanity’s ugliness could reach such a degree, and he never thought it actually happened in the real world.
“I was sixteen that year. I raped a female neighbor that I liked. Afterwards I was very terrified, so I hid her in the mountains, beat her, and after torturing her for a whole day, killed her. I was worried that the corpse would be found by the police, so I started a fire and cooked her. I ground all the bones and fed all of it to the dogs. I also tried some, and the taste wasn’t so bad… ” Zhao Hui saw Jiang JinYuan’s shocked expression, and so he very proudly talked about his glorious past.
“The police never solved the case. Afterwards, every time I remembered that incident I would feel particularly happy and excited. I wanted to do it again. But the year I turned seventeen, we moved to the city, and I never found another good opportunity. Upon arriving in [The Trembling World], I discovered that this place had no laws and no order. I could do whatever I wanted to do. There was no need to worry about being discovered or caught. Simply put, this place is my paradise…” Zhao Hui continued to narrate in a loud voice, and the look on his face grew even more psychopathic.
“It’s just as brother Liu said.” Jiang JinYuan shook his head. Had he not heard Zhao Hui’s narration with his own ears, he would have never willingly believed that humanity’s ugliness could reach such a degree. People were barely in the game for two days and had already started killing and eating people for no reason. Now he couldn’t help but believe it.
“He’s not human! He’s human scum! A beast!” After hearing Zhao Hui’s story, Jiang JinYuan could not help but pick up the screwdriver in his hand and violently stab at Zhao Hui.
“I killed your husband. Do you have the guts to kill me? Hurry and kill me then! Aim it at my stomach!” Zhao Hui screamed and provoked Cheng Qi.
After hearing Zhao Hui’s words, Cheng Qi did not rush up to kill him. Instead, she continued stabbing at the non-vital parts of his body, venting out her pain and anger.
“You promised me! You promised that you would help release me after I told you everything! You there, Big brother! I know that you consider your words to have enormous weight and that you mean what you say. Don’t go back on your word!” With the pain from Cheng Qi’s stabs, Zhou Hui screamed while talking to Liu Gan.
“Do you believe that you can exit the game if we kill you?” Liu Gan walked over, squinted his eyes, and asked Zhao Hui while stopping Cheng Qi from stabbing him.
After Liu Gan said what was on his mind, Zhou Hui did not speak again. After entering the game, he had always treated others as his playthings. After playing he would slowly torture them to death. Never had he imagined that he’d fall under Liu Gan’s hands and feel so much pain after having his bones broken. Thus, he wanted to die as soon as possible and leave the game to free himself from this pain.
“I won’t kill you. I will leave you in the hands of the mother and daughter, letting them slowly torture you to death,” Liu Gan told Zhao Hui.
“Big brother! A man must not go back on one’s words right? You promised me earlier! You are a man of indomitable spirit; once you promise someone, you would definitely do it! Otherwise who would trust you in the future? ” Zhao Hui bitterly answered Liu Gan.
“I only keep my promises to people who deserve it. As for human scum like you, I will do whatever I want. You don’t like it? Bite me! ” Liu Gan said with a disdainful look.