III

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𝟎𝟔𝟕

𝐈𝐈𝐈: 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝑰𝑰

I was so wrong. I frowned as I saw a creepy and massive doll ahead, with the masked people to her side. "What the fuck?" I whispered, as my eyebrows creased together.

I felt myself shiver as more people filed into the open field. I always hated dolls. Something about their lifeless eyes and well— their everything, creeped me out.

I looked to my side and Sae-byeok didn't seem fazed at all. I tried to mimic her poker face, but failed when I looked back at the doll. I slyly scooted closer to the girl.

She noticed this and look down at me. "What?" She asked. I gave her a tight smile. "Nothing, I just don't like dolls." I finished off the sentence with a grimace. I heard her laugh under her breath.

Suddenly a voice sounded on the loud speakers. It was the rules I realised, and I made sure to pay as much attention to them as possible. I was here for my parents after all.

"You can move forward when 'it' shouts green light. Stop when 'it' shouts red light. If your movement is detected afterwards you will be eliminated."

I started to get excited, balancing on my tip toes. As a kid, I was always pretty good at red like green like, but right now the stakes were a lot higher.

I heard two guys betting about who would finish first, one with blonde hair and the other with black hair that was slightly shaved on the sides.

"Idiots." I heard Sae-byeok mumble under her breath.

"Those who cross the finish line without getting caught in five minutes will pass this round." The speakers continued to boom.

"With that, let the game begin." The dolls head faced the tree. I turned to my right to see a very old man playing this game. My eyes widened, and against my will worry started to bubble in my stomach.

"Green light." The doll droned and I felt Sae-byeok grab my hand before she started moving forward.

I caught my footing and started moving in time with her. "Red light."

The doll turned back to us, and immediately we both froze.

The blonde haired guy from before however, was a bit late and was caught moving by the scary fucking doll.

"Player 324, eliminated."

His friend seemed to have found this amusing. I guess I couldn't complain, it was less competition.

Suddenly, a loud bang sounded, and I flinched, my hand tightening around Sae-byeok's.
"That bang." I gasped as the ramen head fell to the ground.

Sae-byeok didn't flinch, her poker face never faltered.

"Green light." The doll turned back and Sae-byeok tugged on my hand.

"Stay behind me." Was all she said, before we continued to jog slightly to the line. The old man from before was gliding across the field with a large grin on his face, as if he didn't see someone get shot.

The dead boys friend walked up to him, lightly kicking him.

"It's green light dude, you can stop playing now." I couldn't see what was happening from where I was behind Sae-byeok.

"Red light." The doll's eye zoned on the blonde boys friend as he stumbled back. His movement was detected and another loud bang sounded.

Screams were heard as I clenched my eyes closed, feeling nauseous. What kind of games were these? I thought they were supposed to be simple. This was a whole other level of crazy.

Because the doll hadn't said green light yet, she continued to focus on other moving people, shooting them down one by one.

The gun shots droned in my ears. I doubt any amount of money was worth this.

As no more shots sounded, I peeled open my eyes. Bodies laid scattered around the field, the floor stained with blood.

But I couldn't worry about that now. We still had a fair bit of time to cross the line, and that was my main goal.

"Green light."

Sae-byeok no longer had to encourage any movement out of me, as I moved at a slightly slower pace than her, so I was still situated behind her back.

"Red light."

Suddenly, Sae-byeok reached her hand out to the man in front of us. I bit my lip to muffle my gasp.

Did she just suddenly forget any movement could get her killed?

"Who's that behind me." The man mumbled, and I realised it was number 101. If possible, I felt even worse when remembering him, as a frowned found it's way onto my lips. 

"The bitch who crossed you." She sneered grabbing the back of his head, similar to what he had done to her beforehand.

"You bitch." He was able to force out, as her grip tightened on his hair. "Stop trembling you moron." She said, amusement lacing her voice.

"This is dangerous Sae-byeok." I whispered, but I got no answer from her.

"Let go of me, please." 101 said. "Green light."

She roughly pushed his head forward, before latching her hand around my wrist and moving forward.

The last few minutes were a blur. My heart felt as if it would rip its way out of my chest every step we got closer to the line.

We were only a few metres left before the doll announced it was green light.
I felt as though I was moving in slow motion, as Sae-byeok and I ran as if our lives depended on it, diving across the line.

I felt as though a massive weight was lifted off my shoulders when we both made it over safe. I let out a sigh as I laid on my back.

"What. The. Fuck." I mumbled under my breath, blankly staring up. I heard her chuckle under her breath before shuffling closer to me and laying beside me.

I felt my heart race as she turned to face me.

"I'm glad you made it out safe."

This chapter is a bit shorter lmao but we'll ignore that <3. Anyways I hope you enjoyed, don't forget to vote (if you liked it) :)

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