Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows, “When did you meet your online friends behind my back? You even know their name?”
Xiao Tangqiu blinked and laughed dryly, “We exchanged names online before. Alright, don’t waste time, aren’t we going to be late?”
Meng Xinghe smiled, “Let’s go then.”
Xiao Tangqiu took a few steps and suddenly discovered that the layout of this room looked familiar. He turned and looked around, “…What is this place? Why does it look familiar?”
Meng Xinghe smiled helplessly, “Are you still out of it? This is the house we rented.”
Xiao Tangqiu turned around again, this was indeed the house he rented, the furniture was all arranged by him previously. Even the lazy sofa in the bedroom was placed in its original position. But the difference from before was that a lot of things came in pairs in this room. For example, there was an extra desk next to his original desk, and a desktop computer was placed on each of the desks. He could even imagine he and Meng Xinghe sitting in front of these two desktops together, playing games together.
Xiao Tangqiu couldn’t help but fall into a trance. If Meng Xinghe hadn’t had a car accident, maybe he and Meng Xinghe would really be living this kind of life now. They played games or live streamed games together every day. They could not only play the games they liked to play every day, but also be able to earn money with a career they enjoyed. It was a perfect life.
“The two of us rent a place together? Then why not buy a place?” He couldn’t help turning his head to ask Meng Xinghe.
Meng Xinghe smiled, “We are preparing to buy a place. We originally planned to go to see the place this weekend. You are really a forgetful noble.”
“We’re about to buy a place? Together?” Xiao Tangqiu pointed to Meng Xinghe and then pointed to himself, “The two of us will buy a place together?”
Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows, “What’s the matter with you? Didn’t we agree to buy a place together right next to each other?”
Xiao Tangqiu, “…Oh I see. That scared me.” He thought he and Meng Xinghe were going to buy a place together… If that was the case, then he had to be a little suspicious of the relationship between him and Meng Xinghe.
Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows as if he didn’t understand why Xiao Tangqiu was “scared”.
Xiao Tangqiu murmured, “So the current situation is… We rented a place together after graduating from college and are planning to buy places together now?”
Meng Xinghe smiled, “What’s the problem?”
Xiao Tangqiu, “No, no problem.”
Not only was there no problem, but according to his and Meng Xinghe’s characters and relationship, this kind of life development was simply too natural… If Meng Xinghe hadn’t had a car accident back then, then their life trajectory should indeed be like this.
Xiao Tangqiu sighed. But that was what made him feel all the more unreal.
“k2026;Let’s go, let’s go to the meetup.”
After leaving the living room, Xiao Tangqiu became more and more sure that this was the house he rented before he traveled into the horror game world. It was exactly the same everywhere, basically a copy, except for an extra set of things here and there such as an extra chair in front of the dining table and an extra pillow on the sofa.
Meng Xinghe looked very familiar with everything in the house, expertly opening the hidden shoe closet for his shoes, then found the key to the door in one of the empty shoe boxes inside the closet.
Xiao Tangqiu stared at Meng Xinghe’s actions and spoke after a while, “How did you know that I hid the keys in the shoebox?”
Meng Xinghe smiled, “Don’t you always like to hide your keys in the shoebox? This way, you can get it when you go to change your shoes.”
Xiao Tangqiu glanced at Meng Xinghe and said nothing.
Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows, “Are you really half-asleep?”
Xiao Tangqiu pursed his lips, but still didn’t speak.
Meng Xinghe smiled, “Let’s go, we’re really going to be late if we don’t head out.”
Xiao Tangqiu suddenly asked, “Have we gotten driver’s licenses? Have I?”
Meng Xinghe shook his head, “No.”
Xiao Tangqiu, “Why?” He originally didn’t take the driver’s license test because of the trauma of Meng Xinghe’s car accident. If this world was a parallel world to his original world, then why did he in this world also not take the test?
Meng Xinghe smiled and said, “Why you don’t want to take the test, don’t you know yourself?”
Xiao Tangqiu shook his head, “Why?”
Meng Xinghe, “You’re too lazy to take the test.”
Xiao Tangqiu, “…” The reason was really unassailable.
“Then why didn’t you take the test?”
Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows, “If you don’t want to take the test, I’ll accompany you.”
Xiao Tangqiu pursed his lips and said nothing in the end.
After they left their rented house, Xiao Tangqiu took advantage of Meng Xinghe calling for a taxi on the side of the road to look around. Sure enough, everything here was the same as before he transmigrated. He almost thought he had really crossed back.
But only almost.
Although he wished this was true, what was false was false, and no matter how realistic it was, it would never be real.
Xiao Tangqiu sighed, he didn’t know if the Tang Mianmian in this world was real, but he couldn’t find any other way to break this game, so he had to go and see the Tang Mianmian in this world first.
At this moment, he suddenly saw a somewhat familiar figure nearby. The man was wearing a suit and leather shoes, a tie, and a pair of gold wire glasses on the bridge of his nose. His whole body was full of an elite aura.
Xiao Tangqiu’s heart skipped a beat. Wasn’t that Duan Hongzhen?!
Xiao Tangqiu subconsciously wanted to catch up, but he forgot that this was the roadside.
A car was heading right towards him, slamming on the brakes at the sudden person appearing on the road.
The next moment, there was a screeching brake sound—
“Are you crazy? Why did you suddenly rush into the road?!”
Xiao Tangqiu almost thought he was going to be killed, but when he opened his eyes, he realized that he was pulled aside in time by Meng Xinghe and a car was stopped where he was just standing. Just then, a guy opened the car door and rushed out, pointed at his nose, and cursed.
“If you want to die, don’t try to die in the middle of the road! Damn!”
Xiao Tangqiu was dazed for a while and Meng Xinghe quickly apologized from beside him, “I’m sorry, my friend was a little distracted just now.”
“Don’t be distracted on the road! Courting death!” The driver scolded for a while before returning to the car and stepping on the accelerator to drive away.
“What’s the matter with you?” Meng Xinghe frowned slightly. “It’s easy to get into trouble on the street. A car accident is no joke. The me in your nightmare, didn’t he die in a car accident?”
Xiao Tangqiu suddenly raised his head to look at Meng Xinghe, he stared at Meng Xinghe’s eyes and asked, “Do you remember Duan Hongzhen?”
Meng Xinghe frowned slightly, “Duan Hongzhen? Who? Our former classmate?”
Xiao Tangqiu said word by word, “Your teammate in my nightmare.”
Meng Xinghe raised his eyebrows, “Oh? The people in the dream actually have names?”
Xiao Tangqiu continued, “I saw him just now.”
“Did you see someone you’ve seen in your dream in reality?” Meng Xinghe paused, “So you suspect it wasn’t a dream?”
“That wasn’t a dream at all,” Xiao Tangqiu looked into Meng Xinghe’s eyes seriously, “then do you remember Xue Junli, Sai Lulu, Yu Fuling?”
Meng Xinghe frowned slightly, “What’s going on with you today?”
Xiao Tangqiu’s tone was serious, “Do you remember them?”
Meng Xinghe sighed, “Don’t remember.”
Xiao Tangqiu was silent for a while, then took the initiative to change the subject and said, “Forget it, let’s go to the meetup.”
Meng Xinghe suddenly said, “The Tang Mianmian you mentioned is probably your dream teammate, right?”
Xiao Tangqiu paused, then said, “Yes, in fact, I haven’t exchanged names with CottonCandy. But I not only know that his real name is Tang Mianmian, I also know that he is a small-time actor. If I’m right, does that prove that the dream is not a dream?”
Meng Xinghe sighed, “Then you ask when the time comes.”
Xiao Tangqiu was no longer trying to convince Meng Xinghe, “Let’s get in the car.”
Meng Xinghe had already called a Didi earlier, but the sudden events just now had them throwing it to the back of the mind, only remembering now.
After getting on the car, the driver also comforted them a bit, “It’s alright, it’s fine, no one got into an accident… Going to the A City Hotel, right? Alright! I’ll take you there right away!”
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