I help?”

Gu Ji Ji: … 

Gu Xizhou: “If you don’t speak, I’ll take that as a yes.”

Gu Ji Ji: …

One human and one ghost cleaned up the house.
As soon as Gu Xizhou sat down, he saw two words ‘thank you’ were written on the table.

Following those words, Gu Xizhou’s gaze strayed to the two dice sitting on the table.
Seeing this Gu Xizhou remembered that today when he went out shopping, he sent a WeChat message to Fang Zhi and Ma Qi about testing the dice.
Fang Zhi threw every number 1-6, and Ma Qi hadn’t responded yet. 

What was Ma Qi doing for so long?

Gu Xizhou picked up his phone to call Ma Qi.
It rang for a long time before anyone answered.

Gu Xizhou: “Ma Ge?”

Ma Qi: “En, it’s me…” 

Ma Qi’s voice sounded choked up and was also very subdued.
Gu Xizhou said subconsciously, “Ma Ge, have you been crying?”

“En…” When Ma Qi heard Gu Xizhou’s words he couldn’t help but cover his mouth.
His nose suddenly went sour and tears slid from his eyes.

Gu Xizhou realized that Ma Qi was clearly not in a good state and asked softly, “What happened?”

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“Today one of my teammates…died,” Ma Qi fell silent before he continued, “the four of us went in together… he… he died.
I saw him jump out of a window with my own eyes.
He committed suicide right in front of us. 

“I watched him.
He jumped.
His corpse was badly mutilated…”

Finally, Ma Qi was too choked up to go on.

Gu Xizhou consoled Ma Qi but suddenly a question came into his head.
If Si Yu or Fang Zhi died in front of him one day, how would he feel?

Gu Xizhou suddenly felt a dull aching pain in his heart, as if he’d been stabbed there with a sharp knife.
It hurt so bad that he couldn’t speak and his heart became all stuffed up. 

He could ignore other people, but Si Yu and Fang Zhi were special to him.
Si Yu was reckless, and Gu Xizhou had to admit that his heart had been moved.
As for Fang Zhi, in Gu Xizhou’s eyes, he was like a little brother to him.
If either of them died, it would be very hard for him to bear.

It was funny, he’d always had pretty good luck in these mission worlds.
With Si Yu to take them both with him and his own strength, these past few mission worlds could be regarded as smooth sailing.


But in the last world with the snowmen, Fu Yiran had nearly killed him.
Without Li Yan’s prop, he would have died.
Who knew if it was just his luck, but he was unexpectedly saved by this prop.

Ma Qi’s friend had died suddenly, which made Gu Xizhou realize one thing… 

It wasn’t that the mission world was without death, but that death had yet to fall on his head.

The friendship between people who lived together and died together naturally wasn’t the same.
Gu Xizhou could fully understand why Ma Qi would cry so broken-heartedly.
This kind of heartache was unimaginable.

Gu Xizhou didn’t go on to ask Ma Qi about the matter with the dice.
It could wait until Ma Qi had calmed down, ba.

Thinking to this point, Gu Xizhou’s Adam’s apple bobbed and his eyes dropped slightly in a daze. 

In the mission world, death was eternal.
Maybe one day he too would go cold, just like Gu Ji Ji.

Gu Ji Ji had also been listening to Ma Qi’s call and wrote down with a pen: You will be fine.

“One day is one day to live,” Gu Xizhou laughed, “Actually, I’ve taken advantage of you, hahaha.”

Gu Ji Ji lowered his gaze to look at Gu Xizhou before slowly moving it away. 

About two hours later Gu Xizhou’s rang unexpectedly.
When Gu Xizhou looked at the caller ID and saw that it was Ma Qi, he was a little surprised.
Did Ma Qi recover so quickly?

Gu Xizhou picked up the phone and a sharp female voice came from the other end saying, “Hey, hi, sorry to trouble you.
Come to XXX road and pick up your friend, okay? He drank way too much.
My shop is closing!”

“Oh, okay, I’ll be right there,” Gu Xizhou glanced at the time, it was now ten o’clock.
It wasn’t too late.
He drove to pick up Ma Qi right away.

“Wuwuwu…” Ma Qi was crumpled up on the corner of the street crying bitterly.
His tears wouldn’t stop falling.
This weak man and the narcotics officer were the same person.
“I watched him die right in front of me.
Why are people so weak? What’s the point of living? Every day, every hour, every second, we watch the countdown to our own deaths!” 

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“Other people could die at any moment, but our deaths are counting down! We know exactly when we are going to die.
Gu Xizhou,” Ma Qi cried, grabbing Gu Xizhou by the collar, his mood collapsing as he asked, “Tell me, why do we have to struggle constantly? We have to struggle all the time in the mission world, ah! Sooner or later we’re all going to die anyway! We’re all going to die!”

Gu Xizhou thought about it and said, “Maybe it’s because I’m afraid to die, ba.”

It was evident that the death of his mission world teammate had dealt Ma Qi a big blow.
Gu Xizhou didn’t try to stop him and accompanied Ma Qi to try and find another bar to drink at.

Gu Xizhou sat at the bar and watched Ma Qi drink. 

“Honestly, I feel so tired, ah.
I work so hard to stay alive, but I don’t know when I can be free…” Ma Qi said bitterly, “It’s like there’s a pair of invisible hands that control all of our fates.”

“Sometimes I really want to lose.
That’s also very good.
At the very least I wouldn’t have to live in constant fear of the task world.
Actually, I’m very scared.
Everytime I go in I don’t know if I will make it out.”


“I am… so tired.”

Gu Xizhou sat to the side, drinking his wine in silence and not speaking at all.
At the moment his heart was also very heavy. 

Who could guarantee that he would never die? There was no such person, ba…

The 126 year-old Ye Shu let Ma Qi know that the mission world could let people live forever, with infinite possibilities, but the death of his teammate slapped him awake.
The mission world wasn’t just eternal life, but also death.

Gu Xizhou’s phone vibrated on the table twice and Gu Xizhou looked down to glance at it—

Si Yu: What do you want to eat tomorrow? 

Gu Xizhou picked it up to reply: Whatever.

Si Yu: Your side is noisy, are you outside?

Gu Xizhou ‘en’ed: I’m outside drinking with Ma Qi, Ma Yu from the mission world, one of his teammates died.

Si Yu: Did you drive? 

Gu Xizhou was stunned when he saw Si Yu’s words.
He couldn’t understand why he was asking: Yes, I’ll have to call a substitute driver later.

Si Yu: Send me your location, I’ll come right away.

Gu Xizhou: Why are you coming here?

Si Yu: I’ll drive for you. 

The author has something to say: Goodnight… writing in the middle of the night is truly exciting.

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