Even though they were supposed to have a weekend, one of them was actually the National Day holiday.
However, because they were now in their third year of high school, the seven-day vacation was shortened to just five days. Moreover, each subject had given their students two mock papers, resource books, and plenty of assignments to complete.
In the beginning, Ning Meng was engrossed in teasing the little paper figure. Soon, she shifted her complete focus on doing her homework as she couldn’t let her academic grades drop.
The demolition of the old city district had finally begun.
Liang Fengmei decided to move all their things over from there, and throw away the rest. Because of this matter, she was too preoccupied to spare any time to talk to her every day.
Moreover, they hadn’t been able to receive the compensation for the demolition yet. They could only temporarily live in this place for now, and though it was small, it was still close to school which saved Ning Ning a lot of commute time.
The night before the end of the holiday, Ning Meng placed the paper doll on the pillow and kept poking it, watching it fall down and get up again, its limbs trembling looking very pitiful.
She asked the system: “The souls of those two girls entered the paper dolls, so logically speaking, they should’ve been under their control. Why did they rip off the man’s face…”
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It was getting late, Ning Meng put the little paper doll aside, saying, “It’s time to go to bed, don’t go running around at night.”
Though the little paper doll was very active, it was still quite obedient. Hearing her command, it quietly laid beside the bedside cabinet.
Ning Meng reached out and turned the light off.
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Upon returning to school, it was time for homework to be handed in.
By the time she arrived in the classroom, Shi Qi had already arrived, and was flipping through a book. His posture was graceful and his countenance was beautiful.
Ning Meng sighed as she watched him. Men really aged like fine wine. In only ten years, he had grown into such a beautiful boy, and she couldn’t get tired seeing his appearance every day.
Shi Qi coincidentally raised his head at this moment and met her gaze. He closed the book and asked, “How was your vacation?”
Ning Meng put down her schoolbag, “It was naturally very good.”
There was no need to get up early every day, and the small paper doll was there for her to play with. If it wasn’t for the many homework that she had to complete, life would’ve been more free.
She thought for a while before turning around: “Have you named your paper doll yet?”
Shi Qi responded, “No.”
Ning Meng smiled and placed the little paper doll in a green skirt on her lap, “Then let’s call them Little Red and Little Green.”
That way, they could be easily distinguished.
Shi Qi lowered his head, looking at the slender white fingers of his deskmate pulling the little paper doll’s arm, her nails reflecting a faint luster.
He replied, “Alright.”
In any case, there was a Little Yellow at home. Another Little Red wouldn’t pose any harm.
Ning Meng poked the little paper doll, and whispered: “You will be called Little Green from now on. Whenever I call you that, you should respond.”
The little paper doll nodded obediently.
She did not dare leave the paper doll at home for fear that Liang Fengmei would accidentally sweep it into the trash can, or that the little paper man would randomly run around and would be blown away by the wind.
A whole day of intense lectures passed.
At self-study period in the evening, Ning Meng put the paper figure in the belly of the table1 and allowed it to run around inside but didn’t allow it to come out to prevent it from being seen by others.
With Shi Qi at the side, it did not dare cause trouble.
As soon as the bell rang signalling the end of classes, Qiu Keke turned around, “Ning Ning, do you want to go to the bathroom?”
Girls always had the tendency to go together so that they could talk on the road. She liked Ning Ning’s character best so she liked to have her company in everything she did.
Ning Meng happened to be fine with it so she agreed.
There were actually two types of toilets in the third grade because there was a corridor connecting the third grade school building and the second grade school building. There was one public toilet in the middle and another at the classroom office behind the third grade academic building, shared with the laboratory building.
They went to the one in the middle.
Qiu Keke took her arm and complained, “What are you doing tonight? You looked busy.”
Ning Meng smiled, “Now that we’re back for classes, I was still thinking about life during vacation.”
Qiu Keke also had no doubts about this as she turned around and went inside the bathroom.
There were only a few people at night. Ning Meng stood by the railing for a while when a girl entered the bathroom.
A few minutes later, Qiu Keke came out.
She began to complain again, “Ning Ning, let me tell you, in the past two days, aside from your mock papers, you didn’t even turn to look at me. At this rate, you’re going to easily lose my friendshi-…..”
Ning Meng watched her babble on while washing her hands and didn’t interrupt her.
City One Middle School had good facilities. The bathrooms were very beautiful. They had a door in the middle, washstands on both sides, and a mirror took up the space of a whole wall.
It was said that outside mirrors made people look better. With the mirrors in here and the overhead lights, it also carried out the same functions.
Qiu Keke dried her hands and arranged herself in front of the mirror, then she turned head and said, “Come on, Ning Ning, let’s put some lipstick on you so that you’ll return as a beauty….”
Before she could finish speaking, a sudden scream scared the two out of their wits and interrupted her words.
Qiu Keke’s mouth and hands were quivering as she asked, “What’s going on, what’s going on?”
Ning Meng looked towards the source of the sound and saw a girl on the opposite sink. She looked to be ordinary, and she was not sure which class she was in.
At this moment, the girl had her back towards them, the mirror reflecting the girl’s pale face and shivering lips.
Qiu Keke was a little suspicious. She moved a little closer towards Ning Ning, and stared at the girl: “What’s wrong with her? Who provoked her?”
Ning Meng shook her head: “I don’t know, she just screamed all of a sudden.”
She turned her head and reminded, “Your lipstick went past your lips.”
Qiu Keke quickly looked in the mirror and wiped off the excess before putting on a final layer of lipstick.
The girl on the opposite side was standing in front of the mirror holding her face. She had a panicked look like a frightened rabbit.
She then proceeded to take several steps back and stopped in the middle of the room.
Ning Meng stepped forward curiously, patting her shoulder, and asked, “Classmate, are you feeling unwell? Do you want me to help call the teacher for you?”
The girl trembled, turned her face, and asked quietly, “Is there anything on my face?”
Ning Meng and Qiu Keke stood together, took a closer look, and replied, “No, there seems to be nothing, what was it we’re supposed to see?”
Aside from the normal acne and freckles.
She couldn’t tell what was wrong… The girl’s face seemed to be covered with a black gauze, and her facial features were blurred but were occasionally visible.
This was the first time she had seen such a weird phenomenon.
She secretly asked the system: “What’s going on with her face?”
The system said, “She had touched something she shouldn’t have touched.”
With this scene, a thought suddenly popped into Ning Meng’s mind, Did this girl apply an expired black sheet mask…
After listening to her words, the girl was pleasantly relieved. Her whole person relaxed, before she mysteriously pointed to her mirror and asked: “Do you see yourself as normal?”
Ning Meng and Qiu Keke glanced at each other. They were themselves in the mirror, there was nothing strange, it was just as usual.
Her yin yang eyes didn’t see anything wrong, and she couldn’t even see the black air. It was a very ordinary mirror.
Ning Meng said, “It’s normal.”
Qiu Keke said, “It’s normal, I’m still very beautiful.”
The girl was stunned for a while before looking into the mirror again. She muttered a few words to herself, her face turning unsightly again, and left without talking to them.
Ning Meng noticed that her steps were slightly unstable.
Qiu Keke was at a loss, “What’s wrong with that girl? There must be something wrong with her. This won’t do, I have to go and ask which class she’s from.”
There were a total of five classes on the first floor of the third grade teaching building. She has basically seen all the girls in every class, not to mention, she was familiar with a lot of them, but she hasn’t seen this particular girl before.
As such, she was basically certain that the girl had come from the second grade.
Ning Meng returned to the class full of doubts.
The scene she saw just now was really mysterious. A person’s face was covered with black air, and the facial features could only be seen vaguely. However one thought of it, it didn’t seem right.
In all likelihood, the girl must have been looking in the mirror, and seeing her true appearance, and only screamed after seeing the changes.
Ning Ning wondered just what it was she saw.
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Just as Qiu Keke proclaimed she was going to investigate the girl’s background, she quickly got her answers.
The next morning, after Ning Meng finished early reading period, before she could even close her book, Qiu Keke eagerly turned around to recount to her her findings.
The two of them were sitting in the last row, and Shi Qi was called to the office by the head teacher during this period, so she was not worried at all.
Qiu Keke was chewing on a candy and she whispered: “I asked a few people after I went back last night, and they told me this morning that the girl is in the second and or third class of sophomore high school. Her name is Liu Xuan, and she’s very ordinary in class..”
If anything, she had only started turning weird these past two days.
Qiu Keke recalled for a while and said, “Some people say that Liu Xuan despises looking in the mirror these past few days, and has always been asking others if there’s anything on her face. Take last night as an example, when she ran into the two of us in the bathroom, she asked us the same question.”
She paused, and continued, “Later, during the last period of self-revision in the evening, her deskmate pulled out a mirror and she accidentally saw herself and screamed. The teacher made her and her deskmate go out as punishment, but the teacher was unable to find anything, Liu Xuan herself also refused to say what had happened.”
Ning Meng listened for a long time, and felt more and more as if she had encountered something terrifying.
She sorted out her thoughts and guessed, “Say, what do you think she saw on her face in the mirror?”
What was it that she saw that made her continuously ask others?
Qiu Keke spread out her hands, “I don’t know, I didn’t see what she saw. But she was definitely acting weird in the bathroom last night. I’m very curious about what it was that she saw on her face. “
It was only now, when Shi Qi was not present in the classroom, that she dared to say these thoughts to Ning Ning.