The next day,
Fang Linyan sat in the internet cafe a little uneasily.
The environment of the internet cafe was very poor. There were smokers and people shouting everywhere. Fang Linyan felt very uncomfortable. But this was the only internet cafe in Nitou Town, so the business was still very good.
Why was Fang Linyan in the internet cafe in Nitou Town?
It was because this was the nearest town to the Huichuan No.5 Pier. The text message clearly wrote: At 12:17 am on the 13th, Huichuan No.5 Pier, cannot go early or late.
Fang Linyan considered that his body was weak and could not perform vigorous exercises such as running. So after careful inspection and calculations, he would set off at 11:30 pm on the 12th and rode an electric bicycle to Huichuan No.5 Pier. In this case, he could reach the road outside Huichuan No.5 Pier at about 12:10 am.
It was only 400 to 500 meters away from the Huichuan No.5 Pier. After waiting there for about 5 minutes, he could make sure to arrive at 12:17 am on time.
As for the electric bicycle, of course Fang Linyan rode it by himself. Before he came, he specially examined and repaired this second-hand electric bicycle. After coming to Nitou Town, he also specially charged it to ensure that there would be no mechanical failure, etc.
The electric bicycle was placed where the light could shine from the entrance of the internet cafe, and he even let the internet cafe admin specially lock it with an iron chain to prevent it from being stolen.
Therefore, Fang Linyan had considered every possibility and almost eliminated all possible risks. Now he was really ready for everything, he just had to wait now.
As time passed by, Fang Linyan was absent-mindedly flipping through the web page in front of him, but his thoughts had drifted to the upcoming event.
What will happen on Huichuan No.5 Pier? Why does the mysterious message ask me not to arrive early or late? How will my destiny be reversed?
It was because Fang Linyan had been distracted, so he ignored the few delinquents with cold gazes and non-mainstream dresses sitting on the sofa of the internet cafe.
Suddenly, Fang Linyan felt his mobile phone vibrate, and he suddenly got out of the state of absent-mindedness. He picked up the mobile phone and looked carefully, and he found that the alarm clock he set was ringing. It was already 11:30 pm.
At this time, Fang Linyan suddenly felt that his throat became dry. He took two deep breaths. According to the plan he had made before, he first took analgesic and cough medicine. This was to prevent him from falling sick at the critical moment, then he drank a can of Red Bull to ensure his energy was enough.
Then Fang Linyan closed his eyes and directly cleared the distractions in his mind for ten seconds, took a deep breath, stood up and walked to the counter to check out.
When he stood up and settled the bill, several delinquents on the sofa next to him looked at each other and walked into the darkness first.
Fang Linyan left the internet cafe entrance, then he unchained the bike and rode on it. As he was about to turn on the road ahead, he saw a few stones blocking the road in front of him. The road here was originally pitted, now with these stones blocking, he definitely couldn’t ride over.
Fang Linyan was in a hurry at this time, so he didn’t have time to think. He hurriedly stopped the bike and went to move the rocks.
Unexpectedly, after he left the electric bicycle, a delinquent rushed out from the corner next to him and went straight to push the electric bicycle. Another two delinquents walked out from the shadow. One was holding a flick knife; the other casually grabbed half a brick in his hand, walking straight at Fang Linyan.
The delinquent with a flick knife was full of hostility. He pointed the knife at Fang Linyan and said,
“Screw you, what are you looking at? Hand out all the money you have, and don’t forget your mobile phone too.”
Fang Linyan only felt cold all over because he had also been at the bottom of society, knowing that these little rascals were the most difficult to deal with. They had simple minds and were very easy to be agitated. If it was a usual day, he would definitely give in on the spot, but he would retaliate slowly afterward.
But now how could Fang Linyan give in? How dare he give in?
For him at this time, giving away money and mobile phone was fine. However, this was a remote place, and it was late at night now. He couldn’t even call a taxi. The electric bicycle was the only transportation that decided whether he could get to Huichuan No.5 Pier in time. It also represented the gleam of life that Fang Linyan ignited!!
Therefore, Fang Linyan had made a decision in his heart. He put up a panic expression on his face and took out his money and mobile phone in a fluster. The delinquent was hot-headed after seeing the stacks of banknotes. He immediately stretched out to grab it.
At this moment, Fang Linyan let go of his hand, and the banknotes naturally fell.
The delinquent naturally bent down to pick it up.
Fang Linyan hit his face with his knee! Fang Linyan could even clearly feel the snapping sound of the opponent’s nose bone deformed under the impact!
The delinquent with a flick knife let out a vague painful cry from deep in his throat. He covered his face and rolled on the ground. At this time, he could no longer care about the banknotes. There was only one thought in his mind, that was so fucking painful!!
After Fang Linyan succeeded in this hit, he picked up the flick knife and chased the delinquent who was pushing the electric bicycle.
Seeing Fang Linyan charged at him blankly with a flick knife and his ‘Big Brother’ was already rolling on the ground in pain, this delinquent panicked. He yelled before ditching the electric bicycle and running away. Fang Linyan saw that his electric bike was fine, and he was relieved.
However, one carelessness would cause everything. As Fang Linyan let his guard down, he felt a movement behind him. He hurriedly turned over, but as he turned half of his body, he saw the other delinquent smashed the brick in his hand at him…
“Damn…” Just as Fang Linyan cursed half of this sentence in his mind, his vision blacked out, and he didn’t know what happened after that.
“Hey, hey hey?”
The shout seemed to come from a long distance, but it seemed to be very close. Fang Linyan opened his eyes laboriously. He felt a terrible headache, buzzing in his ears, and bursts of bitterness in his mouth.
After opening his eyes, Fang Linyan swallowed a mouthful of saliva with the taste of blood. He then saw light and shadow flickering. He raised his head laboriously to cover the light, and he gradually regained his vision. Finally, he saw a familiar face. Oh right, isn’t he the internet cafe admin?
“Are you okay? After someone checked out and left, he suddenly returned and said that you were lying unconscious outside. Do you want me to call 120 for you?”
The internet cafe admin still looked a little anxious. After all, it happened not far away from the place he worked. He was just a part-time worker, how could he bear the responsibility?
As Fang Linyan was about to speak, there was a burst of indescribable fear in his mind all of sudden. He abruptly stood up and staggered, but fortunately, he immediately supported the wall next to him. He said anxiously,
“What’s the time now?”
The internet cafe admin checked the phone, then he said in astonishment,
“12:15 am, what’s wrong?”
He was late! Did that mean his fate was sealed?