Chapter 22 Disturbed
“Yeah, I’m afraid that I’ll pee too far and splash it onto you.” Chang shook off the man’s arm and freed himself from the pressure the man put on him. Chang frowned tightly without saying another word.
The man didn’t continue provoking Chang when he saw that he was able to get rid of him easily. The two walked side by side to the shared bathroom.
Dawn had just arrived and not many people had woken up yet, so the bathroom wasn’t crowded at all. As Chang walked into the bathroom, he stood closely to the entrance and released himself into the bottle.
“Damn! You’re stupid. What are you gonna do with it, save water?” The man glanced at Chang and muttered, then walked up to a urinal and loosened his belt.
As he peed into the urinal, he gave a look of relief.
On the other side, Chang finished before the man, so he came up to the closest urinal to empty the bottle – but at that same moment, when he was about to pour the liquid and the man was enjoying his moment, something happened!
A tentacle quickly broke through the cap that covered the bottom of the urinal and attacked the man standing in front of the urinal. Before he was aware of what was happening, the tentacle smashed his genitals violently and pierced his body from his lower abdomen.
Chang was going to empty the water bottle, but jumped far away from the scene as he saw this. He turned away as fast as he could. His footsteps were mixed in with the man’s shrieking.
The loud ear-piercing scream woke the whole floor, but a second before the man screamed, Jing, who was staying in the dorm room, jumped out of the bed and rushed to the door.
“What happened—-!” Pangzi shouted behind her. He knew that his voice might’ve been drowned out by the painful scream, so he shouted exceptionally loud.
“I detected an organism that has danger index of 12 coming from the direction of the bathroom!” Jing explained as she ran. Pangzi and Qing shui rushed out with her as they heard her words.
The three ran all the way to the front of the bathroom, and then they sighed heavily as relief. Chang was standing beside the entrance and his body was intact.
“What’s going on?” Pangzi wanted to peek into the bathroom, but the screaming inside seemed to remind him of some bad memory.
“Don’t.” Chang pulled him back immediately and tried to block his vision. The entrance door was slightly opened. “There’s a monster inside.”
From where Chang pointed with his index finger, they saw the horrifying scene from the slightly opened door panel. Fortunately, they weren’t able to see clearly through the red fog. All they saw was a vague shadow of the monster smashing and dissecting the man, then dragging him down into the sewer.
“F*ck, F*ck this sh*t!” Pangzi was horrified and his face was distorted with rage.
“Is it the same monster?” Obviously, Chang was referring to what had happened to Pangzi’s mother.
“No, the other one was darker and its tentacles was less sharp; I don’t see the resemblance.” Pangzi breathed heavily and panicked as he shook his head. “I am glad that you weren’t…”
“I’m alright, I used the water bottle.” He sighed and threw the bottle that he didn’t have time to throw away into the bathroom. “Bang,” the bottle hit the floor and made a sound.
This sound quickly attracted the attention of the tentacle which was still dragging pieces of flesh. In the blink of a moment, the bottle was shattered into small pieces of plastic by the strong tentacle.
“Thank god the tentacle wasn’t long enough the reach here, otherwise we’ll be dead too.” Qing shui was standing behind Chang and exclaimed with unnoticeable admiration. “This creature has extraordinary reflexes, but its tentacles are still strong and powerful! I really want to know what its body looks like; I bet there are barely any humans on Earth that can react as fast as it.”
“Yeah, the dead man didn’t even know he was attacked until he felt pain.” Chang recalled the situation. “Unfortunately, he was torn to pieces not long after he realized it.”
Chang stopped talking abruptly because he saw someone walking towards here – they were people that he was familiar with.
It was the family of the dead brother. They had only moved after Qing shui. They knew the voice of their beloved son, so they also arrived at the scene very quickly.
Ultimately, they couldn’t perceive danger as well as Jing could do. Moreover, with the red fog lowering their vision, they spent sometime figuring out where the scream came from, and hence they were slower than Chang’s group.
Their bodies were seized by sudden shock.
They saw the scene from the door that wasn’t closed tightly. The monster had cut and dragged most of the brother’s flesh away, and all they saw were pieces of clothing soaked in a pool of blood.
However, based on the previous screams and the familiarity of the blood stained clothes, they could easily connect the pieces together and find out what happened to their son.
As they realized that his brother had died, the other brother stepped forward and grabbed Chang’s collar tightly and threatened, “What did you do to my brother???”
“A monster with tentacles came out from the sewer and killed him.” Chang pushed away the brother as he said so; no one liked to talk being threatened like that.
Chang nudged him, but the brother didn’t let go, which made him very upset. Initially, he didn’t have a good impression of the family, and now the brother was being irritating and unreasonable. Therefore, he pushed harder to try to get the brother away from him.
However, because of how hard he pushed in addition to the brother holding his collar so tightly, Chang’s collar was ripped apart and it revealed his bone necklace.
This made Chang even more angry, so he pointed to the bathroom and yelled, “If you want revenge for your brother, go ahead! It’s still in there and shouldn’t be far away. You are f*cking yelling at the wrong person, you son of a b*tch!”
The man noticed the unusual necklace on Chang’s neck, and then glanced at the bathroom. In the end, he didn’t have the guts to enter.
While Chang and the brother were in a dispute, on the other side, the man’s mother burst into tears.
“Son……my son!” the woman was sitting on the ground and her cries was loud and heart-breaking; not everyone could endure such grief at her age.
But Chang looked beside her and was extremely disturbed; although she must have honestly been mourning for her son, she continued crying extremely loudly. There was likely a hidden intention in her actions.
As expected, after less than a minute, her disturbing cries and the previous screams attracted the attention of a lot of people who lived on the same floor. They showed different looks when they saw the woman sitting on the ground and crying desperately.
Some asked what happened, some were sympathetic, some were standing in the distance quietly observing and some noticed the blood in the washroom.
“Let’s go.” Chang saw the growing crowd of onlookers, and he didn’t feel very good right now. He left from the center of the crowd with Jing and gestured Qing shui and Pangzi to leave, too.