Bang! The bullet sliced through the air and narrowly flew past the ends of his hair before shattering a glass apparatus on a cabinet at the side.
There was an emergency stop located not far from them. A few staff workers heard the ruckus and rushed over. Feeling as if he was grasping at straws, Yichen shouted, "Uncle, uncle! Someone is killing somebody! Someone is killing somebody!"
They did not take his words to heart, however. Many visitors of the haunted house would call out for help like this when they were scared out of their wits. In the end, it would always turn out that the staff in disguise had just given them too much fright!
Thus, they walked over to them, amused, as one of them said, "Child, you do not need to be afraid anymore. Uncle will take you both out."
Halfway through his words, they spotted a man trailing the kids with a gun held aloft in his hand. The muzzle of the gun was still emitting cold smoke.
Before he could continue, a bullet flew out and penetrated his throat. His blood sinisterly splattered across the wall.
A thick metallic smell instantly spread through the air – it was absolutely pungent!
In the blink of an eye, his body gave way and landed on the floor. With empty eyes, he had turned into an actual corpse.
Another staff worker was completely terrified and shrieked, "HELP! HELP!"
By now, a group of visitors were already on their way out. After hearing a gunshot, their eyes lay upon the corpse on the ground, and they descended into chaos.
"Murder! Someone got killed!"
Piercing screams incessantly thundered about!
Pandemonium broke out shortly at the haunted house as the crowd went out of control. With the surrounding chaos serving as their cover, Yichen helped Youyou up from the ground and groped his way toward the exit.
Youyou's mind was in a mess. He was worried about his mother's safety and, at the same time, he wondered about the man's origin – why did he want to assassinate him?!
His thoughts were momentarily all over the place.
Yichen pulled him along as he fumbled around the haunted house. With everyone in a state of confusion and him being unable to recognize the way around, he was unable to locate the exit.
When he turned to look at Youyou, he realized that the latter was clutching his chest with his hand as he took quick breaths. Youyou's physical condition was poor to begin with and prolonged running easily drained him of his strength, inducing breathing difficulty.
"You… Are you all right?" Yichen looked at him anxiously.
Youyou continued to draw deep breaths. His small hand grasped his chest firmly while his facial features contorted in pain.
His left hand was feeling for something in his pants pocket. Finally, he managed to take out a pillbox. His brows became much more relaxed after taking the medicine in it.
Without much consideration, Yichen gritted his teeth and went over to carry him on his back.
Youyou was startled. "You…"
"Shut up. It's more important to preserve your strength!"
Yichen looked around vigilantly as he said that.
Youyou fished out his phone to light the way. He shut his eyes and every emergency exit of this haunted house appeared in his mind clearly. He slowly said, "I know the way. Walk straight till you hit the end of this corridor before making a left turn."
"You sure?" Yichen was a little skeptical.
"Okay. I believe you!"
With him on his back, he followed his directions and dashed toward the emergency exit!
Youyou's sense of direction was strong. Despite being in the dark, he could clearly decipher the fastest route toward the exit by relying just on dim lightings.
Yichen piggybacked him and ran swiftly. Among the children his age or even teenagers, his physical strength and endurance were simply outstanding. In a mad sprint, his nimble and agile feet quickly brought them out of the haunted house.