"Retribution? Retribution! Hahahahahahaha!"
Xu Yan looked sad and desperate.
"I have already suffered. I have already suffered retribution! But why? Why did it have to fall on my son? O, merciless God! If you have any grievances, come to me! Please let my son go!"
Zhang Ming was startled by Xu Yan's sudden outburst and released her collar. Xu Yan lost her support and fell heavily to the ground.
The hard gravel on the ground cut her face.
Her hand was also punctured and began to bleed.
Yet, as if she could not feel the pain, she was crying out in despair on the ground.
She kept slapping the ground, venting her anger, as she curled up with extreme sadness.
"Why! Why! What is the point of everything I have done! What's the point?"
She had blood all over her hands, and it was hard to tell whether her face was of tears or blood.
The scent of blood attracted venomous snakes, but they dared not come near because of Ah Jin's death aura.
They could only hide in the shadows.
Zhang Ming looked at the collapsed Xu Yan and sighed, "Pathetic people must have a detestable situation. Today I think I understand."
Zhang Ming stood next to Ah Jin and asked, "What now?"
"Just wait. It will be fine in a while."
Ah Jin said with no concern.
Turned her head, looked around, and found a suitable stone to sit down and rested.
He also sat down and watched Xu Yan roll on the ground and cry.
Besides Ah Jin and Zhang Ming, the audience at the scene was also a group of snakes surrounding in the dark.
The snakes also looked at each other.
What the hell are these humans up to?
Xu Yan had been bawling for about ten minutes without the slightest intention of stopping.
Zhang Ming was annoyed and forked his hair.
Showing impatience, he pointed at Xu Yan and asked, "What is wrong with your son?"
Hearing him ask about her son, Xu Yan slowly calmed down and began to tell her story.
She had a happy family.
Although she and her husband often quarreled, life was never smooth.
Life went on as long as Xu Yan endured.
It was not until her eight-year-old son was found to be terminally ill that the family, which was already in turmoil, was finally shattered.
Her husband wanted to divorce her and ran away with his mistress after taking the last bit of money from the family.
All the medical expenses of her son were put on Xu Yan's shoulders.
When she was at her wit's end, she saw this challenge on the Internet.
If she could win the challenge, her son's medical bills would not be a concern.
So she registered for this contest.
However, she didn't win the contest the first time.
To be precise, no one won the contest.
Ah Jin glanced at her and asked, "How did you survive it the first time?"
Xu Yan did not conceal the truth, "I betrayed others to survive. I pushed others to die to survive. I did it for my son! That’s why I was seen by Zhou Yi. She promised me that as long as I pulled people into the island for her, I would get 100,000 for each head!"
Zhang Ming angrily looked at her.
"You are simply not human. How could you send other people's children into the mouth of the snakes for the sake of your own son! Your son's life is life, but someone else's life is not life!"
Zhang Ming's eyes were red with anger.
He could not believe what his ears had heard was the truth.
He was so angry he wanted to strangle Xu Yan, but reason told him he could not, neither did he dare physically.
Ah Jin pulled Zhang Ming aside.
"Do you know why Zhou Yi brought people to the island?"
Xu Yan shook her head.
"No idea. She always took me to that safest path every time, then made me wait for her to come back halfway."
When she said that, Xu Yan paused for a moment and looked at Ah Jin with an unfathomable light in her eyes.
"This path you chose is the most dangerous."
Zhang Ming's face changed greatly when he heard that.
He only felt that the incomparably safe passage just now seemed to be an endless hidden amount of danger.
He felt that the hairs on his body stood up.
He slowly moved behind Ah Jin, seeking protection.
Xu Yan sneered at Zhang Ming's cowardly appearance, "A waste. A coward."
Zhang Ming's face shifted from white to red and red to purple as he cursed back, "I've never harmed anyone even if I'm a coward!"
Ah Jin scanned the surrounding area.
Hiding in the darkness, the venomous snakes sensed a great crisis shrouding themselves.
They have shrunk their necks to confirm that they did not expose their bodies wherever the light was.
This reassured them to continue hiding.
"The most dangerous? You've been crying for so long. Your whole body is covered in blood and tears. How come I don't see where the danger is?"
Ah Jin teasingly looked at her.
Xu Yan merely pursed her lips tightly and did not speak.
Her eyes flickered, full of struggle.
Ah Jin was not expecting her to answer, so she said, "Enough with the drama. Don’t delay. Hurry up and get on your way."
Xu Yan did not want to go.
She got up from the ground and said to Ah Jin, "I am not lying to you. I don't know what is inside, but no one came out who took this path before. They all died inside."
"Ooh? Well, you still followed me in?"
"I am afraid to die. If I followed Zhou Yi, she would think I was a drag and would definitely kill me. Following you might have a chance of survival. I don't want to die. I have my son waiting for me to save his life! I beg you, let's just wait here, and when they are finished, we will just go out together. No one will die. Everyone will be happy, right?" Xu Yan begged.
Ah Jin, who had already taken a few steps out, heard this and snorted with laughter.
"Everyone will be happy? Don't be self-righteous."
Xu Yan did not understand.
"What do you mean?"
This time, Ah Jin did not ignore her and kindly explained to her.
"It means that Zhou Yi's intention was that everyone except her should die here. It doesn't really matter which way you go."
As Ah Jin expected, this was indeed what Zhou Yi's side intended to do.
The big man told Zhou Yi, " Boss, Xu has violated our agreement."
Zhou Yi sneered, "It doesn't matter. Whatever happens, she will die. She thought she chose a path with a chance of survival, but in fact, that side is the gateway to hell."
Having worked together several times, they had a tacit understanding already. When it came to rock-paper-scissors, Xu Yan should have been divided together in the same way they were outside.
Never thought she would avoid it and deliberately avoided them, acting separately.
"Humph, she really has a way in heaven but does not walk it. Hell has no door to break through."
The two big men did not comment.
They were just paid to do their jobs.
There was no need to meddle in the situation if it was not a threat to their own safety.
Zhou Yi told them, "Let's go!"
Thus the two men guarded her one after the other.
Although it was the safest road, it was just that in comparison to the other two routes.
That path remained dangerous, so it was out of the question for Zhou Yi to rush forward.