Everyone was joking around at my expense, but I didn’t care. The looks in their eyes seemed to be saying: Let’s go out first. Hope you perform well.
When Uncle Two left, he turned on his cell phone’s video function and put it on the coffee table where it could capture the whole room. He placed it very carefully, blocked it with his whole body, and then looked at me again.
After that, it was only me and the leather figurine woman in the room. When I looked at her, I knew Uncle Two wanted to test whether this leather figurine woman would only move when I was alone with her. I sat in front of her and waited for Uncle Two and the others’ movements outside to calm down before asking, “What do you want?” When she didn’t respond, I continued, “You gave me a lot of tips. I don’t know whether it was a coincidence or if you were really conscious, but thank you very much. Now, let’s be frank and talk openly. Go ahead.”
If she really spoke, I’d probably end up dying because my lungs were rotten anyways. But she still didn’t respond.
I gave a wry smile and suddenly realized that Uncle Two and the others were all looking at me from outside. It was a little embarrassing. After thinking about it, I took out the lighter and pulled out a cigarette I had hidden in my sock. I was planning to smoke one last time before I died, but now I grabbed it and lit it.
She seemed to have some connection with this lighter, so I moved to flick it on, but the flame didn’t ignite at all.
This was a very good lighter, so the flame should’ve appeared within three tries. I flicked it two more times quickly, but it still wouldn’t work.
I looked at the lighter and then up at her while saying to myself, you really do have something to do with this lighter. But as soon as I looked up, I found that there was nothing in front of me.
Almost at the same time, Uncle Two and the others rushed in. I paused for a moment and then followed their gazes upwards. I didn’t know when it had happened, but the leather figurine woman was suddenly on the beams and had quickly moved to hide in the corner.
“Mute! Blind!” Uncle Two shouted. The two people instantly jumped up to the beams and drew their knives.