The man who had tried to take Qiao Anhao's life suddenly dropped to the bed and onto her leg, causing her to wince in pain. She let out a m.u.f.fled grunt in pain, and suddenly snapped back to reality. As she pulled the pillow off from her face, she saw a dark figure rush to the door, pull it open, and run out in a flash.
Zhao Meng, who was asleep on the other side of the room, was woken up. She abruptly sat up and groggily cried out, "Qiao Qiao". Then, she conveniently swiped the phone by her ear and s.h.i.+ned it over at Qiao Anhao's bed. There, she saw a man with blood lightly dripping from the back of his head, dyeing the duvet a flashy red.
Zhao Meng's eyes shot wide open, as she was left shocked from the scene before her. She hesitated for about three seconds before she screamed at the top of her lungs, "Ah—"
Qiao Anhao wasn't actually frightened by the thief coming into her room in the middle of the night, trying to steal her things, and almost killing her, but she was so terrified by Zhao Meng's piercing scream that her whole body s.h.i.+vered. She then stared at the door and back at Zhao Meng, crying out, "Why are you screaming!"
Zhao Meng didn't hear what Qiao Anhao said in the slightest, as she jumped out of bed and forcefully stamped her feet. With all her might, she continued to yell, "Help! Heeeelp!"
The filming location was situated in a deserted area of natural landscapes. During the day, it was very peaceful and so they lived in temporary rooms which weren't soundproof. In the dead of the night, Zhao Meng's scream instantly woke up the entire crew. The cras.h.i.+ng sounds of doors opening and closing were heard, then someone pushed open Qiao Anhao and Zhao Meng's room. The entire crew rushed in.
"What in the h.e.l.l happened?"
With everyone's questions, the lights in the room turned on.
Everyone was looking at the scene at Qiao Anhao's bed.
Chen Yang was the first to rush over. He looked at Qiao Anhao a little worried. "What happened? Are you all right?"
Also quite worried, the director asked, "Xiao Qiao, what in the h.e.l.l happened?"
"I'm all right." Qiao Anhao, who still had a lingering fear, let out a sigh of relief. She first pulled a hint of a smile to her face, then pointed at the man who had fainted, and rea.s.sured everyone with her words.
"While I was sleeping, he reached around my pillow for something and woke me up. Then, something came over him and he grabbed my pillow and tried to smother me with it. In the end, someone came in and struck him down..."
Qiao Anhao paused for a moment, then added, "He couldn't have been struck to death, could he?"
Chen Yang, who was most composed, reached his arm out and checked the stranger's breathing and examined his head. "It's nothing major... the wound is shallow and his breathing is normal. I suspect that he fainted momentarily from the force."
Zhao Meng, who had already calmed down, then asked a little afraid, "Who is he? Why did he secretly come into someone's room in the middle of the night?"
"He doesn't look like someone from the crew," replied someone.
"From what he's wearing, he should be one of the nearby villagers."
"It's almost new years. So many people want a little extra money around this time. He's most probably here to steal something."
"All right, let's not stay here making up theories and quickly call call the police" said the director, interrupting the speculations.