Inside the bar, it was full of pleasure-seeking, men and women in pairs. Lu Yingjiu rarely saw scenes like this, and he never thought that he would see something for the first time…..thus he became so engrossed with it.
Should he thank Jing Xian for his meritorious deed?
Now the two of them were still close to each other, like glue that was stuck to each other, looking like new members of the homosexual world. As they went all the way to the bar like this, Lu Yingjiu glanced quickly, but didn’t see that uncle during the day.
However, another young bartender saw them, came over, walked around them with greasy eyes, and showed a subtle smile, “Drink, but not drinking yours?”
Just as Lu Yingjiu was about to answer, Jing Xian pushed him into his arms again, “Drink, but not drinking yours.”
Lu Yingjiu: “……..”
“Oh.” The young man smiled rather girlishly, “Big brother is so fierce.”
Jing Xian leaned against the bar and said, “Two glasses of Tequila Sunrise.” He looked down at Lu Yingjiu and smiled, “I don’t, exactly, know when I am more fierce, right?”
Lu Yingjiu: “…….”
If it was not limited due to the circumstances, he would be already supporting his forehead.
The young man smiled knowingly and went to mix their drinks.
Lu Yingjiu was in his arms, he bear and forbear, but it was really impossible to associate this second-generation ancestor who owed a beating and being coquettish with the “normal” Jing Xian before. He finally couldn’t help but say, “Was the body robbed?”
The surrounding music was very loud, and Jing Xian was almost speaking close to his ear. His voice was so low that Lu Yingjiu’s eardrums became slightly numb. “I thought that we came here to do what everybody else was doing and blend in with the environment.”
“Right……” Lu Yingjiu thought to himself—is the reason this, that’s why you hug me so tightly around the waist.
Jing Xian added: “Actually, I don’t have much experience. Why don’t you teach me?”
“What else is there to teach? You can just directly finish your apprenticeship.” Lu Yingjiu calmly wanted to break Jing Xian’s hand. Although he was calm, he had actually used five or six points of his force……..but he couldn’t break his hold. He thought to himself—what did Jing Xian do growing up? It’s a pity that he’s only strong but doesn’t learn any spells to strengthen himself.
The young man served them drinks, pulled a chair over, and sat directly opposite them.
Lu Yingjiu and Jing Xian eventually sat down separately, only then did he notice the young man had brushed some eyeshadows, and that the tails of his eyes shone brightly in the light. He was obviously very interested in Jing Xian, his eyes drifted straight to Jing Xian, and then quickly glanced at Lu Yingjiu with subtle hostility.
Lu Yingjiu remained calm.
How many people had he already met? The other party’s small expressions and careful thoughts were too obvious.
But in this case, it was better to ask respectfully.
The ghost old lady was gone, and they couldn’t find any clues about the suicide. They could only hope that Jin Xiaoyang might have said something more to his colleagues. Moreover, almost like an intuition, Lu Yingjiu felt that this matter was not simple.
Under the bar counter, he lightly kicked Jing Xian.
Jing Xian understood, and asked, “Is there someone named Jin Xiaoyang here?”
“Ah yes, you know each other?”
“We chatted for a few days. I heard from him that he suffered from insomnia recently, so I just came over to have a look.”
The young man that really fell for the trick: “Did he tell you that he had also bumped into a ghost? An old lady?”
“Yes,” Jing Xian nodded, “So, is he not here?”
The young man simply said with a smile, “In theory, he should be here right now—he is late again. I have told him how many times, but he still oversleeps every day like a dead pig, his bonus will surely be deducted. I think in a few days, he would just pack up and leave, because of the old lady and be left with nothing to eat.”
This person obviously didn’t know that Jin Xiaoyang had died a few hours ago.
Jing Xian took a sip of his cocktail and said, “I’m just curious, what happened to his ‘ghost bumping’.”
“He should have told you about the old lady staring at him and following him all day long.” The young man shrugged, “Although I think he is just too sensitive.”
Jing Xian’s cell phone lighted up, he opened it, and saw that it was a message from Lu Yingjiu: [Ask him, has Jin Xiaoyang ever guessed the reason why he encountered that ghost]
Jing Xian quickly glanced at Lu Yingjiu.
Lu Yingjiu was pretending to be half-drunk, propped his head on his left hand as if he was drowsy, and placed his phone under the bar with his right hand, without even looking at him. Jing Xian withdrew his gaze, “He didn’t say why he always encountered that ghost?”
The young man spread his hands together, “If he knew, would he still be so worried? Well, let’s stop talking about this, it’s meaningless.” His tone became ambiguous, “We can talk about other topics.”
Lu Yingjiu sent another message: [Follow up]
Jing Xian chatted with the young man again, but it seemed that the other party really didn’t know anything, and his mind was not on this topic at all.
“If you really want to know,” The young man said, propping his head, “Ah Fu knows more, I can call him to ask. So, brother, what is your phone number?”
Jing Xian smiled, “I don’t have a mobile phone.”
The young man’s complexion changed, “It’s not good for you to play tricks like this….”
Then Jing Xian quietly pointed at Lu Yingjiu, and said in a low voice, “He is very strict, I’ll come see you tomorrow.”
The young man looked at Lu Yingjiu angrily.
Lu Yingjiu didn’t even look over, but with just that fair side face, he didn’t know how many celebrities he had taken down in seconds. His appearance and body shape were not neutral. His facial line, height and long legs were completely different from those of women. The hand holding the cup was also well-articulated, but it revealed a unique homosexuality everywhere, undeniably exquisite and beautiful.
The young man looked at Lu Yingjiu, then at Jing Xian, and finally accepted the fact that he was the “Empress” then irritably said, “Then why did you bring him to the bar, you must remember to come tomorrow”, he turned around then walked away.
Lu Yingjiu took another sip of wine, and looked back amidst the deafening music.
From the moment they entered the bar, two eyes had been glued to his body.
There was a man in the back sitting on the sofa drinking, in fact, his eyes kept wandering to him. Directly behind was a woman with heavy make-up, who was on the phone, and only turned her head from time to time to glance at Lu Yingjiu.
After a while, the young man called a thin waiter to come over.
This waiter was obviously much more reliable, “Oh, Xiaoyang said that,” he frowned, “Let me think about it…….He seemed to be saying that he had seen something that he shouldn’t have seen. I also said at the time–could it be possible that you went to see the old lady taking a bath, otherwise how could you offend her, this taste is too unique hahahahaha. Hey, you two couldn’t be policemen, why are you asking about this?”
“Not policemen.” Jing Xian pulled out five or six bright red banknotes and stuffed them into his hand, and then showed a very standard dandy smile of a second generation, “Just asking for fun, I like to ponder about supernatural events.”
The waiter grabbed the banknotes in his hand, struggled between money and friendship for half a second, and then said decisively, “Xiaoyang said, this happened many years ago, it seems, it seems that there was a murder in this bar, and he saw something” He looked at Jing Xian, and then paused with a suggestive hint.
-Six years ago, in Dongcheng Music Bar, was the Chen family’s extermination case.
Lu Yingjiu thought of this almost immediately, and after that, the place was renamed Lane East Bar.
Jing Xian didn’t even count, and stuffed another several hundred into his hand, “Tell me quickly.”
“In short, why is he sure that the old lady is a ghost?” The waiter lowered his voice, “It’s because he had seen her before—the old lady was one among the dead that year!”
Lu Yingjiu was shocked.
He was referring to the Master of the Chen family, Chen Minlan.
But in an instant, Lu Yingjiu was even more suspicious: If the old lady was really Chen Minlan, how could Chen Qi and those ghost exorcists not recognize her today?
Did Jin Xiaoyang make a mistake, is the waiter lying, or was there another secret hidden about this matter… He immediately remembered that there was a photo of the old lady in Jin Xiaoyang’s post, and he even took a screenshot of it that time.
He buried his head and sent the screenshot to Chen Xiaoling: [Is this Chen Minlan?]
After more than ten seconds, the reply came: [Yes, why do you have her photo?]
Lu Yingjiu involuntarily squeezed the glass tightly.
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw the two people behind who had been staring at them got up and approached him and Jing Xian through the crowd.
At this moment, Lu Yingjiu could see that something was not right with them.
The appearance of those two people, even their breathing and heartbeat, were no different from ordinary people. But Lu Yingjiu’s experience was too rich. In the dim light of the bar, from the stiffness of their steps, from the half-second stagnation when their eyeballs turn, from such details that ordinary people couldn’t notice at all, he immediately judged that they were not a living person—the look on their faces also had that deliberate camouflage of vitality.
The waiter was still rambling on, “What I had just told you, don’t talk about it casually. I, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but what if someone accuses me of spreading rumors…”
“Dear.” Lu Yingjiu suddenly interrupted his words, went up to hold Jing Xian’s hand, his tone seemed to be drunk, and the moisture in his beautiful eyes glistened, “It’s so hot here, come with me for a walk—don’t listen to ghosts, the murders in the past are not interesting.”
Jing Xian understood, waved to the waiter, and the other party shut up tactfully.
Lu Yingjiu quickly scanned the surroundings. The path leading to the door has been blocked by those people, and the fire exit was also in the far corner, the only way was to go up to the elevators on the second and third floors of the bar. Thus he took Jing Xian’s arm and walked towards the elevator. When he passed by the waiter, he moved his hand lightly and stuffed an amulet into his pocket.
He was afraid that those two people would do something to the waiter.
The waiter didn’t find anything, and only rushed to do other things. Fortunately, these ghosts didn’t seem to be interested in him, and didn’t even give him a look.
Lu Yingjiu tightly grasped Jing Xian’s hand, shuttled through the crowd, and whispered, “There are two people following us…no, it should be appropriate to say that they are all ghosts. I want to bring them upstairs where there are few people to deal with them.”
As soon as the words fell, a third person suddenly emerged from the crowd.
It was a little boy.
This bar obviously did not allow minors to come in and out, but everyone at the scene acted as if they couldn’t see him. He nimbly sneaked through the crowd, and walked straight towards Lu Yingjiu. His pupils dilated and his entire eyes turned black!
A man and a woman, plus a child…
Lu Yingjiu had a vague suspicion in his mind that this family might be the Chen family who was killed here.
After Chen Minlan, they must have also run out.
Lu Yingjiu had always had the physique of attracting ghosts since he was a child. Several times, when others came, it was fine, but when he came, he drew out a nest of old grieving ghosts. It would not be surprising if the Chen family really came out.
It’s just that the timing was bad, as it happened to be when the bar was the most crowded.
At the door of the elevator, Lu Yingjiu pressed the button and the elevator that was on the third floor began to descend slowly.
The numbers on the electronic screen above change.
The man pushed through the crowd arbitrarily, and someone scolded at the top of his voice, “Hey hey hey! Why are you shoving people! Do you want to die?!”
The woman knocked over a table of drinks, and the guest subconsciously reached out and grabbed her arm, only to shiver from the cold, and the tips of his fingers turned blue when he retracted his hand.
The boy was getting close. He suddenly opened his mouth, it opened 180 degrees, he screamed and pounced on him!
Lu Yingjiu immediately dragged Jing Xian inside the elevator, the elevator door closed in time, and almost missed the boy’s hand. There was a horrible scratching sound outside, like sharp nails scratching the elevator doors. Lu Yingjiu pressed the third floor, and the elevator slowly began to ascend.
There were few people on the 3rd floor, which would be convenient for him to exorcise these ghosts.
The elevator went up, and within two seconds, there were a few loud noises.
The floor under his feet was deformed, and three palm marks protruded hideously! The elevator lights kept flickering, and Lu Yingjiu could clearly feel that its ascending speed was decreasing… It was as if something heavy was hanging under the elevator!
The capacity of this elevator was 800kg, he and Jing Xian together weighed more than 100kg, it was hard to imagine what was following them.
After a certain moment, the lights went out.
When it was turned on again, there were bloody handprints all over the elevator, densely packed from the floor to the top of the elevator.
The elevator passed the 2nd floor and started to go to the 3rd floor, when suddenly the lights went out again.
This time it didn’t automatically lit up again afterwards.
Lu Yingjiu pulled a talisman paper and lit it, the flame burned, only to find that there was an upside-down grimace in front of him.
The woman’s face was covered in blood, her face was pale, she leaned over from the ceiling, and her distance from him was no more than 5 centimeters.
Suddenly, he pulled the female ghost’s hair and pulled her off the top of the elevator!
Before the female ghost could react, a burning talisman was pasted on her forehead. The temperature could burn a soul, and a sizzling sound was heard, as she let out a terrible scream! Lu Yingjiu chanted a spell, and the fire engulfed her whole body. The blood groove short knife was then unsheathed, and a clear light shone from top to bottom. It pierced through her head, and nailed her to the elevator wall! Feeling disgruntled with the lack of strength, he stood up straight, and stomped down on the handle until the blade was completely submerged.
The female ghost struggled a few times and then stopped moving.
The whole process took no more than two seconds.
If one hadn’t seen it with their own eyes, no one would be able to associate the gentle and handsome ‘him’ with this brutal execution. When the two were combined, it became a unique temperament, which made people almost unable to take their eyes off of him.
When we reached the third floor, the elevator doors opened slowly.
Here were all the private rooms here, and the corridor outside was empty. Lu Yingjiu drew out his dagger, stepped out of the elevator quickly, and said to Jing Xian, “Follow me closely.”
Jing Xian didn’t reply, Lu Yingjiu turned around and noticed something on his feet…..it was the male ghost.
Lu Yingjiu: “How did he die?”
Jing Xian spread his hands together, “I don’t know either.”
“No, it’s obviously caused by you.” Lu Yingjiu held his forehead.
Jing Xian looked innocent, “I really don’t know anything, this ghost is so terrible.”
He didn’t have the slightest fear, he could read a person well. The tone of the male prostitute offering wine downstairs just now was a hundred times more sincere than his.
Lu Yingjiu was too lazy to get entangled with him at this moment, and hurriedly looked around.
The little boy should be the only one left.
The surrounding Yin energy suddenly surged, and the piercing chill came from all directions. There were different landscape paintings hanging on the corridor, and at this time, the paintings were all stained with blood. The boy’s voice was almost in their ears.
[Hee hee, come and play with me]
[Big brother, come and play with me]
[As long as you die, you can be friends with me forever]
Lu Yingjiu stood where he was.
Most ghosts were not rational enough to communicate with people, let alone such murderous ghosts, it was even less possible to simply communicate with them. Therefore, it must be dealt with quickly.
Now that he had made up his mind to kill it, he didn’t hesitate anymore, and took out a “inviting the gods” talisman.
“Awoooo——” The black hair ball with four horns appeared at his feet, and it ran around him with short legs, jumping around happily.
“Go, play with him.” Lu Yingjiu said, “Dogs are man’s best friend.”
“Awooo!” Then the hair ball ran out with all his might.
In the next two minutes, Lu Yingjiu and Jing Xian simply stood at the end of the corridor, and watched the little boy running while crying, with the hair ball chasing after him.
Jing Xian said, “It’s not a dog, is it?”
Lu Yingjiu said: “Then it is not human either.”
The little boy ran and ran but suddenly fell down. The hair ball pounced on him, it turned into a cloud of black mist in an instant, and was sucked in by the hair ball. The hair ball licked his fangs, and then disappeared with a bit of unfulfilled interest.
Jing Xian said again: “Do you know what I’m thinking?”
“When walking the dog, it must be on a leash.”
The surroundings turned quiet again.
The elevator was in a mess, as its door was jammed and couldn’t be closed at all.
Fortunately, no one noticed, and the bunch of people were still dancing happily downstairs.
Jing Xian walked to the corridor and looked downstairs, and suddenly asked, “You just pressed the third floor, right?”
“En.” Lu Yingjiu nodded.
“But we are on the fourth floor.” Jing Xian said.
Lu Yingjiu also came over to take a look, they were indeed on the fourth floor. This place didn’t seem to be open to the outside world. No wonder no one came out in the corridor even though they made such a big commotion.
Looking around carefully, there was only a door at the end of the corridor. The painting style of that door was different from the doors of other private rooms. It was reddish brown, thick and gorgeous, with relief carvings on its panel. There was also a seal on its golden doorknob.
Lu Yingjiu and Jing Xian looked at each other and walked over.
On the two dark brown seals, blue clouds and strange birds were painted respectively.
This was the seal left by the Green Lantern Association and the Chen family.
Lu Yingjiu immediately understood. This was the private room of that extermination case back then.
The seal had a unique power, even if ordinary people or ordinary exorcists came here, it would be impossible to open it.
Lu Yingjiu did not have the authority to investigate. But this thing was also nothing to him—taking a step back, if he really went in, after taking some time to restore the seal, who would know?
If he really did it, it should be watertight so that no one would be able to find out.
So, do you want to open the door?
That family of ghosts, for some unknown purpose, deliberately led them up to the fourth floor.
Lu Yingjiu stood where he was, pondering for a moment.
Jing Xian stood beside him silently, waiting for his decision.
But after a while, Lu Yingjiu merely took half a step back and shook his head lightly, “After I go back, I’ll relay the situation to the association about the situation here, let’s go first.”
“Not going in?” Jing Xian asked.
“Most of the time, I respect the heavy rules.” Lu Yingjiu said, “This is also respect for the family of five who died here. Jing Xian, let’s go.”
The elevator was full of blood thus they couldn’t use it anymore.
The two of them walked to the far staircase. The music downstairs was still deafening, and because Lu Yingjiu drank some wine just now, his face was slightly hot, and thought that he should go out to enjoy some cool breeze.
There was suddenly a loud explosion behind them.
They both turned their heads. The sound directly came from the private room.
Someone was inside!
Thank you for the update~