Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Jiang Yuning was the third to select an envelope. After opening her envelope, she saw that she had selected one with the number one written on the slip within it.
Jiang Yuning subsequently headed to the chairs that were already allocated for group number one and took a seat as she waited for her other group members to come over.
Jin Mingchen was allocated to the second group, whereas Qi Mo was allocated to the third. After a short while, Jiang Yuning noticed with relief that Xu Beishen was allocated to the second group as Xu Beishen sat down right next to Jin Mingchen. This meant that they both did not need to confront and glare at one another throughout the entire episode.
Very soon, the other two guests who were in the same group as Jiang Yuning came over to her. The expert guest was a meteorologist named Brother Zhuang, whereas the amateur guest was a boy named Tong Tong who was very intelligent but physically weak.
Meanwhile, Jin Mingchen and Xu Beishen were in the same group as the rebellious boy.
Lastly, the members of group three were Qi Mo, a geology expert, and also a boy who looked very tall and physically strong.
&x201C;The equipment that we have packed for all of you are very simple. You are given canned food for tonight, a survival knife, a whistle, a first aid kid, a lighter, a map, a tent, a timer, and a flashlight.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning heaved a huge sigh of relief as soon as she heard that they would all be given a lighter.
Even though she had just spent two days on the mountain, she still found it extremely difficult to start a fire from scratch. Even though both Ku Jie and Lu Jingzhi had already taught her three to four different methods to start a fire, it had been very difficult for her to succeed.
&x201C;The production crew will bring all of you to the designated island later at eight o&x2019;clock. We will begin filming at ten o&x2019;clock tonight.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning secretly thought that the production crew were extremely heartless. She believed that they intentionally wanted to start filming at night to increase the difficulty of the mission.
Furthermore, from an audience&x2019;s perspective, it would definitely be more exciting for the mission to begin at night.
As soon as Jin Mingchen heard that they would be starting the mission at night, he trembled before he walked up to Jiang Yuning and grabbed her sleeves. &x201C;Sister Yuning, I am scared of ghosts.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning rolled her eyes at Jin Mingchen before she replied, &x201C;Aren&x2019;t there three people in your group?&x201D;
&x201C;I am also afraid of molluscs and scorpions.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, you should opt out of the mission right now&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning reprimanded him mercilessly. &x201C;It is time to grab your bags and leave now!&x201D;
When Xu Beishen saw that Jin Mingchen was always lingering by Jiang Yuning&x2019;s side, she approached him and said, &x201C;I just want you to know that if you want to go over to her group, I have no issues with it at all.&x201D;
Jin Mingchen was stunned at Xu Beishen&x2019;s snappy remark and he pouted before he returned to Xu Beishen&x2019;s side.
&x201C;The two sisters are the fiercest and scariest people in the entire cast,&x201D; Jin Mingchen could not help but mutter.
&x201C;After getting into the bus, you can start discussing and planning your routes with your team members,&x201D; one of the production crew members informed the guests as soon as all nine of them had boarded the bus. &x201C;However, you must all remember that every step and plan that you take is subjected to the group leader&x2019;s decision and approval.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning took the initiative to reserve two other seats for Brother Zhuang and Tong Tong as soon as she got on the bus. She wanted to make sure that they could get together and have the opportunity to get to know one another, and to discuss their plans before they got to the island.
Brother Zhuang and Tong Tong did not expect that Jiang Yuning would directly crouch on the aisle without maintaining her own image as a celebrity.
&x201C;Brother Zhuang, what do you think we should do?&x201D; The first thing that Jiang Yuning did was to politely ask for Brother Zhuang&x2019;s opinion.
Brother Zhuang was in his early forties, with a very muscular and strong physique. It was obvious that he was a very health conscious person.
&x201C;The total distance from the beginning to the end, which is our final destination, is about fifty-six kilometres. There are three different routes for us to choose from but from the map, the distance for each of these routes look similar. I do not think that it would make too big of a difference no matter which route we eventually choose to take,&x201D; Brother Zhuang answered Jiang Yuning immediately.
Tong Tong, who was initially sitting at the side, moved closer to Jiang Yuning and Brother Zhuang so that he could take a better look at the map. However, he could not see clearly because his vision was not perfect.
Jiang Yuning immediately turned on the flashlight on her cell phone before she asked, &x201C;Can you see clearly now?&x201D;
Tong Tong nodded his head.
&x201C;Alright then. Brother Zhuang, why don&x2019;t you listen to my analysis and suggestion to see if it makes sense to you? If you think that my analysis is right, we could perhaps adopt my approach and act accordingly. Is that okay with you?&x201D;
Brother Zhuang looked at Jiang Yuning in surprise upon the discovery that Jiang Yuning had a very high EQ.
&x201C;Okay, let us hear your plan.&x201D;
&x201C;Since it is already late at night, we would not usually start out from the jungle due to the difficulties that we would face with our vision at night. Starting out from the jungle would definitely increase the resistance for us to advance quickly. However, since Tong Tong has a weak body and is not very fit physically, his body would not be able to adapt to the stress and harsh conditions if we choose to take the open route. If he starts feeling unwell, the first aid kit that we have on us would definitely not be adequate to treat him. Therefore, I suggest that we should go through the toughest path that is the jungle tonight. Right now, we are not seeking the fastest route but we are opting for the safest route for us at this point.&x201D;
&x201C;This way, if Tong Tong experiences any pain or difficulties along the way, we can stop to take a break and we might even be able to find some emergency medicinal herbs for him in the jungle.&x201D;
&x201C;Once we are done with the most challenging and difficult part of the mission, we can then pick up our pace in the morning and try to catch up with the other teams. What do you think of this idea?&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s analysis, both the men started nodding their heads simultaneously.
This was because Jiang Yuning had already taken all the difficulties and dangers that they would be facing into consideration.
Although Brother Zhuang still had his own doubts about Jiang Yuning&x2019;s personality and capabilities, her actions so far had already exceeded his initial expectations of her.
In his mind, all celebrities should be exactly the same as Jin Mingchen. However, Jiang Yuning did not seem weak or fragile, nor did she whine or complain at all.
&x201C;If there are no objections, can we proceed with this plan?&x201D;
Tong Tong looked at Jiang Yuning before he showed her a thumbs up. After all, he was very surprised because she did not despise him or judge him for being physically weak. Instead, she had planned the route in order to best accommodate his physical abilities.
In comparison, all the members of the other groups were in discord with one another.
This was especially evident in Jin Mingchen&x2019;s group. Xu Beishen wanted to take the route in which they would have to cross a river, whereas the rebellious child wanted to take the jungle route because he wanted to explore the jungle. On the other hand, Jin Mingchen, who was afraid of ghosts and water, only wanted to take the easiest and most open route.
Qi Mo&x2019;s group had also decided to take the easiest and safest route.
They did not want to take any unnecessary risks since it was already late at night.
Therefore, the final conclusion was that Jiang Yuning&x2019;s group would be the only one crossing through the dangerous jungle late at night.
After hearing of the decision that they had made, the other two groups thought that they must be insane. Who knew what would happen if you walked through the jungle so late at night?
Jin Mingchen was shocked when he heard of the route that Jiang Yuning had decided to take. &x201C;Sister Yuning, aren&x2019;t you afraid of the pythons or big spiders that might run over your head? Aren&x2019;t you afraid that you might get bitten by a poisonous snake?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not help but roll her eyes at Jin Mingchen once again. &x201C;I think you have really watched too many movies.&x201D;
Xu Beishen, who was sitting on the other side of the bus, also started mocking Jiang Yuning as she stared at her. There were many wild animals and poisonous plants in the jungle. Was she trying to kill herself by going through the jungle so late at night?
&x201C;I think you guys should take another route,&x201D; the expert geologists in Qi Mo&x2019;s team advised Jiang Yuning&x2019;s group. &x201C;It is too dangerous to take the jungle route so late at night. You could get lost easily and you might still be trapped in the jungle by tomorrow morning.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning turned around to look at Brother Zhuang and Tong Tong. However, both of them stood firmly by their initial decision and did not waver at all.
At this moment, Jiang Yuning was really grateful towards Brother Zhuang. This was because they stood by her and did not initiate any conflicts nor differences of opinions between their own group members.
If they started having disagreements internally, that would definitely be the biggest obstacle that they would face in completing their mission.
&x201C;Alright then, I believe that you have all already made your decision on which route your team is going to take. We are now arriving at the island. After getting off the bus, the group leader merely has to let us know which route your group is going to take,&x201D; one of the production crew members announced through the microphone.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, I really think that you should not be going through the jungle in the middle of the night. It is too dangerous.&x201D; Jin Mingchen tried to persuade Jiang Yuning to change her mind even after the bus had finally arrived at the island.
&x201C;Are you selecting the most difficult route on purpose because you want to please the audience? In my opinion, you should make decisions based on your own abilities and limits,&x201D; Xu Beishen suddenly spoke up out of nowhere.
After listening to Xu Beishen&x2019;s words, everyone turned around to look at Jiang Yuning.
At this time, Tong Tong defended Jiang Yuning and he refuted Xu Beishen&x2019;s words immediately. &x201C;Sister Yuning only suggested that we take the jungle route because of me.&x201D;
&x201C;But&x2026;are you certain that she would be able to differentiate medicinal herbs from the poisonous plants? How could you be so courageous to entrust your life in her hands?&x201D;