Chapter 208: Jiang Yuning, Pay Us for Our Receding Hairlines!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It had already been three hours since Qi Mo&x2019;s team had lost all of their resources and supplies. At this time, both of them were struggling and hoping to encounter a breakthrough. They were already extremely exhausted and thirsty when they saw a fire in the desert at this time.
&x201C;Brother Zhuang!!!&x201D; All three members in Jiang Yuning&x2019;s group were overjoyed when they saw Brother Zhuang and Qi Mo running towards them.
Words could not explain the excitement that the two teams felt when they finally met up with one another.
However, to Qi Mo&x2019;s surprise, Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team actually had all of their supplies and resources with them. They looked as though they had more than enough food and water to last them until the end of the mission.
&x201C;Why weren&x2019;t your supplies stolen?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning immediately knew what had happened the instance she heard Brother Zhuang&x2019;s question. The obstacle faced by Brother Zhuang&x2019;s group would probably be getting all of their resources and supplies taken away by the production team.
As soon as she thought about this, Jiang Yuning quickly asked, &x201C;Were both of you sleeping during the night? I guess our supplies are still with us because we were travelling even when it was already night.&x201D;
&x201C;I guess that is what happened. What difficulties have you guys met with, then?&x201D;
Qi Mo was also a very experienced man who had already gone through his fair share of difficulties in life. Therefore, he knew that the only reason Jiang Yuning and her teammates stopped and started a fire here must have been due to some sort of difficulties they were facing.
&x201C;We lost our map&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning answered. She did not reveal that the production team had in fact given them a fake map as an obstacle to their course. &x201C;So, what do you think about both of our teams working together to get the clue instead? Since you have already lost all of your supplies and since we have lost our map, we could cooperate and share the supplies and map with one another. Let&x2019;s travel together, then. What do you think about this suggestion?&x201D;
&x201C;When we finally find the clue, how do we decide which team will eventually win the mission, then? Yuning, you may be young but I must admit that you are really quite quick-witted and treacherous. I will not be fooled by you so easily. Why don&x2019;t we do it this way instead&x2014;you can divide half of your food and water with us, and we can allow you a glimpse of the map that we have in our possession. After that, we will go our separate ways. Whichever team finds the clues first will then win the mission based on their own ability and luck.&x201D;
&x201C;How could you allow us to simply have a glimpse at your map when we are already sharing half of our food and water with you? That is a little too much to ask for. If you give us ten minutes to look at your map, we will give you half of our food and water. What do you think about that?&x201D;
Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang exchanged glances with one another and since the both of them were already starving and exhausted, they finally nodded their heads in agreement. &x201C;Okay, deal.&x201D;
After making the deal, Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang sat in front of the fire as they divided the food and water amongst the two teams.
Jiang Yuning and Xu Beishen took the map from Qi Mo and immediately began looking through the map to search for more directions and landmark clues. At this time, Jiang Yuning suddenly took a piece of charcoal from the fire and poured some water over it before she took off the white coat that she was wearing and laid it down on the ground.
&x201C;My goodness&x2026;that young girl, Jiang Yuning, is really very quick-witted indeed,&x201D; Qi Mo, who was eating a beef jerky in front of the fire, said as soon as he saw what Jiang Yuning was doing at that moment.
When Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang were discussing if they should share the map with Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team, they assumed that the three of them would not be able to remember all the details on the map clearly because they did not have a cell phone or camera on them. Therefore, Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang assumed that even if the team were given a full twenty minutes to look at the map, they would not be able to remember everything correctly. However, what happened in the end?
They had not expected Jiang Yuning to take off her coat and use charcoal to draw out a map of their own just so that she could mark down all of the important points on the map correctly.
Tong Tong and Xu Beishen crowded around Jiang Yuning to help her to identify and point out the orientation and key points of the map.
After drawing the outline, Jiang Yuning passed the charcoal over to Xu Beishen so that she could supplement and add on to whatever had been missed out.
&x201C;Okay then, I guess your ten minutes is already up. Please return our map to us so that we can get going now. I am curious, though&x2014;how can your water taste cleaner than the ones that we had taken from the supermarket?&x201D; Qi Mo asked as he was extremely curious about this matter.
&x201C;Sister Yuning collected this bottle of water using the evaporation method earlier this afternoon,&x201D; Tong Tong replied immediately.
Qi Mo could not help but to show Jiang Yuning a thumbs up sign. &x201C;Really remarkable.&x201D;
That was how the two teams eventually exchanged resources with one another.
Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang did not hold back and continued moving forward after receiving the supplies from Jiang Yuning&x2019;s group.
At this time, Jiang Yuning suddenly noticed that something was out of place.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, why are you frowning?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning took out the fake map and compared it to the map that they had copied from Qi Mo. &x201C;If you compare both of these maps and look at them closely, you will certainly find that something is wrong with both of these maps. I believe that the map that was given to Qi Mo&x2019;s team is also not entirely correct. If you look at the map properly, the location that we are currently at is in fact the centre of the desert, which I assume is the intersecting point for all the teams. From this intersection, the routes on both of our maps will diverge. We are supposed to head northeast, while they head northwest. This means that we would be taking the long way to get to the same intersecting point.&x201D;
&x201C;The production team is deliberately making us take a detour!&x201D; Tong Tong yelled excitedly.
&x201C;That is right. If we had not compared both of the maps, we would be following after Brother Zhuang and Qi Mo&x2019;s footsteps and we would definitely be behind them eventually. However, since we already know the intersecting points of both routes, we can simply walk the straight distance without following the arc. This way, we would definitely be able to find the clue and rescue our missing partner before the other teams!&x201D;
&x201C;The production team must have expected us to throw our map away as soon as we realized that it is a fake. Instead, we have actually compared both of the maps before continuing our journey,&x201D; Xu Beishen also replied excitedly. &x201C;Since we have already decided on which way to go, let&x2019;s pack up and start moving soon.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Both of you can go ahead and pack up. I will extinguish the fire so that I can pack some of the burned charcoal to bring with us,&x201D; Jiang Yuning hurriedly replied.
The production team&x2026;
Did Jiang Yuning really know everything in this world?
How was she able to solve the issue with the map so easily?
The producers of the show gritted their teeth as they watched Jiang Yuning&x2019;s group. Was Jiang Yuning really capable of overcoming any catastrophe or calamity that came her way?
A few of the production team members actually stayed up all night and cracked their heads just to come up with a more challenging and difficult mission for this second episode of
Jiang Yuning, pay us for our receding hairlines!
Although both of Jiang Yuning and Qi Mo&x2019;s team were doing well at the moment, the two other teams were actually struggling and their lives were hanging by a thread. This was especially so for Jin Mingchen&x2019;s group as both of them wandered around aimlessly. They were already extremely thirsty, hungry, and exhausted at the moment and they looked like two homeless chickens wandering around the desert looking for food and water.
&x201C;Oh god! Why did you give me such good-looking features if I was not going to be smart at all?&x201D;
Both of them were starting to lose whatever remaining physical strength that they had and when they finally saw some green weeds on the ground, they started to get excited.
Jin Mingchen had a hunch that they must finally be getting closer to a water source.
Very soon, an oasis appeared before both of them and Jin Mingchen quickly ran forward towards the water. &x201C;Oh, thank you god! I am going to live&x2026;&x201D;
The both of them miraculously overcame a second obstacle that came their way.
The cameraman who was following them could not help but shake his head. &x201C;Two retarded kids.&x201D;
On the other hand, the other team had an unfortunate encounter with a rattlesnake and they only managed to get rid of it after fighting it for quite a long time.
Very soon, it was already four o&x2019;clock in the morning. Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team were already getting close to the second intersection as they walked in a straight line after finding out about the shortcut.
This was really fortunate for them as the three of them were already very exhausted after travelling such a long distance.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, we only have one bottle of water left,&x201D; Tong Tong said with a worried expression on his face after he looked into his backpack.
&x201C;Drink up, don&x2019;t worry about me. I can still hold on,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately. &x201C;Fortunately, it is really cool and windy at night.&x201D;
&x201C;I think that the production team will definitely lock you up in a dark hole during the next episode,&x201D; Xu Beishen said as she laughed before she sat down on the ground.
&x201C;I guess we would be on opposing teams during the next episode. Maybe you can show me your strengths then?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied Xu Beishen in a provocative manner. &x201C;However, I am certain that the production team will definitely increase the difficulty of the mission during the next episode.&x201D;
&x201C;That would be because of you!&x201D;
&x201C;I can&x2019;t believe that I am being targeted for being smart.&x201D; Jiang Yuning shrugged.
The three of them rested for a short while before they set off again. About two hours later, the three of them finally arrived at the second intersection. This location was filled with many little hills and the three of them quickly looked in the vicinity for the clue that was hidden there by the production team. After a short while, one of them finally found a red sneaker stuffed within the sand.
&x201C;A shoe? What kind of clue is this?&x201D;