“Ah!” came a cry of agony from behind.
It was Han Feixiong’s voice, and due to his slender figure, he had never been good at sports.
Whether in the past or now, he was always the slowest and last in the group, not even able to outrun Cheng Jie.
Upon hearing this sound, Li Yan’s footsteps involuntarily paused, and most of the others turned around in fear.
Han Feixiong was seen lying on the ground, reaching out with both hands, continuously wailing, “Save me! Save me!”
However, at that moment, the ghostly figures had already pounced on him, relishing in his vibrant life and flesh.
The specters bit Han Feixiong’s head, shoulders, and hands. Their sharp claws pierced his body, tearing apart a living person until blood and flesh blurred…
“Run! Don’t stop!” Chu Jiang roared angrily without even turning his head.
The others trembled and gritted their teeth to continue moving forward.
But as Li Yan ran, tears began to fall. He felt like a coward…
While Chu Jiang ran, he forced himself to stay calm and analyze the situation.
Just like the security guard before, the sound of the bell seemed to awaken the primal instincts of these ghosts, causing them to attack relentlessly.
Moreover, these were fully transformed ghosts, unlike the security guard who was only half-human and half-ghost. They were not on the same level!
Luckily, they had spotted the enemy from a safe distance.
Additionally, the ghost figures didn’t seem to possess higher intelligence or the ability to divide and conquer. They all stopped to feast on Han Feixiong. Otherwise, all of them would have been killed.
At the same time, Chu Jiang realized that the true and most powerful “ghost” had yet to appear. It had the ability to seal off the entire school, even cutting off communication. It was beyond the reach of these lower-level lackeys.
In front of that particular ghost, Chu Jiang and the others likely didn’t even have a chance to escape…
Gao Yifei and a few others followed Chu Jiang closely, feeling scared. Now they didn’t know where to hide, it seemed like they couldn’t escape from the school.
There are ghosts in both the front and back doors. Next, they might even encounter ghosts when trying to climb over the wall.
Chu Jiang thought even deeper. It seems that no matter which direction they try to approach the edge of the school, they will all encounter situations where they hit a wall. They can’t even touch the fence, let alone get out.
As they kept running, the group finally managed to escape the pursuit of those ghostly shadows.
However, the atmosphere was still filled with despair. In this atmosphere, Chu Jiang thought of a new hiding place.
But before he could tell everyone not to give up easily, suddenly, everyone froze.
Not just Chu Jiang and his three companions, the entire Luoxi No. 7 Middle School, at that moment, entered a state of time freeze!
The fallen leaves beside the road stopped halfway in the air; the ripples on the water’s surface froze halfway; all the living people in the school were in different poses, all frozen in this moment.
At that moment, the sky slowly turned a dark blue, as if stained with patches of blood.
There were cries of sorrow, wails of pain, desperate pleas for help, the sound of a bell ringing, chewing sounds, the noise of eating, the sound of swallowing…
The nose caught a strong smell of blood, a nauseating stench of decomposing bodies, and a musty odor that had been lingering for years…
The body felt an endless chill, as if some kind of dark and filthy aura was seeping into every pore.
In the eyes of all the survivors, they saw ghostly figures passing by, and if someone happened to be in the way, the ghostly figure would pass through them directly.
Those unfortunate ones who were passed through turned pale in an instant, their eyes became lifeless, their bodies grew cold, and their hearts stopped beating.
They died, yet remained frozen in the moment of stillness…
Then, in everyone’s eyes, regardless of distance, they saw a tall and thin ghostly figure. It resembled a withered person, with hands hanging down, hunching its back, and standing at least three meters tall.
This ghostly figure was incredibly solid, with rib marks visible on its sides; it had no hair, no facial features except for three black holes where the eyes and mouth should be.
The black hole was very deep, as if just one look could suck everyone’s soul into it.
When the living saw this ghostly figure, they felt a deep fear bubbling up from the depths of their hearts. They felt like they were drowning, sinking deeper and deeper into the sea of fear…
Slender Man seemed to be searching for something, wandering in a still world, calmly patrolling around.
Chu Jiang felt despair in his heart. Could it be that he was searching for that black diary?
Otherwise, Chu Jiang couldn’t figure out what this ghost, who was destined to kill everyone in the school today, was looking for.
The eerie melody of the bell rang again, causing Slender Man to turn its head and look.
At that very moment when it turned its head, the world suddenly resumed its motion. Chu Jiang and the others staggered, nearly falling to the ground.
With lingering fear in their eyes, they glanced at each other and struggled to get up.
The strange figures, sounds and smells in front of us disappeared completely.
But the sky had already turned completely dark, even though it was only a little after three o’clock. And the feeling of coldness in our bodies not only didn’t go away, but actually got worse.
“Follow me, we’re running out of time,” Chu Jiang said through clenched teeth, leading them towards the direction of the library.
The accident that just happened didn’t last long, but it shattered the last trace of hope in Chu Jiang’s heart.
First, that Slender Man is most likely the real and most powerful “ghost” he had speculated about.
Second, Slender Man seems to have the ability to control time!
What does this mean?
You see, before, there was a suspicion that time had restarted once, and at that time, Chu Jiang thought it was the Black Diary helping him.
But now, seeing that Slender Man can stop time throughout the whole school and make it freeze at a certain moment.
This means that it is very likely that Slender Man did the restart earlier.
Also, it is not trying to save Chu Jiang, it just sensed the presence of other powerful ghosts suddenly appearing in its realm.
So Slender Man tries to make a restart in time, to go back to the moment before the other ghost appeared, and then take care of them.
But Slender Man clearly failed, it can only restart time to the moment when the black diary was already opened.
And during this process of restarting time, only Chu Jiang, who has the diary, retains the memories before the restart, everyone else forgets that period of history that shouldn’t exist.
This conclusion undoubtedly suggests that Chu Jiang and the others are almost fighting against an opponent they cannot defeat…
Now Chu Jiang is left with only one last hope, to hide safely in the secret room in the library where he found the diary until tomorrow morning.
He is fully aware that, following the pattern of horror movies he has seen before, staying in one place for a long time could likely lead to death.
But now running around everywhere would only lead to death even faster, so he has no choice…
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