AMLU Ch 22

Four Corners Game

Xiao Li tremblingly brought Lu Yingjiu to the place where the big cockroaches spewed out.

“This this this is it.” Xiao Li’s voice was trembling, “I won’t come any closer, you, you, you, take your time, all those cockroaches can fly!! When I hit them just now, I was slapped in the face.”

“Okay.” Lu Yingjiu nodded.

Next to the workbench, a large group of huge cockroaches was surging. When the light of the talisman approached, the cockroach wobbled its tentacles uneasily, and its brown shell shone like smeared with oil, making it looked extremely terrifying.

Lu Yingjiu’s movements were a little stiff.

…….It’s not because of the cockroaches, but because of Jing Xian’s aggrieved eyes behind him, that seemed to have substance. When he turned around, he could still see Jing Xian staring at him in a silent accusation.

With a sudden flash of the talisman paper’s brilliance, the cockroach was easily burned without leaving any ashes.

There was nothing underneath the cockroach mass, but there was a foul smell.

It was between the smell of rotten fish and shrimp, and a smell of rotten flesh. Not overpowering, but enough to make one sick.

Lu Yingjiu waved his hand, and several talisman papers flew out again, illuminating the surroundings.

There were still a few places where cockroaches gathered, but when the fire approached, they fled in all directions, and there was nothing underneath.

But before that, there must be something in these places, which left a smell, which made the cockroaches gather here, and also because of the change of Yin energy.

The sheep ghost must also be related to it.

Lu Yingjiu murmured, “Could it be the person who left the cigarette butt, took something with him……”

But no matter what, they couldn’t prove it.

He stood there and thought for a few seconds. “I’d better deal with the remaining ghosts first, and send Yang Tianle and the others out first.”

“Okay,” Jing Xian said, “I’ll go with you.”

Lu Yingjiu originally wanted Jing Xian to stay, but when he turned around and saw that there was still grievance in Jing Xian’s eyes, he paused and didn’t say it.

Although he didn’t feel that he had done anything wrong at all, he was inexplicably guilty.

It seems that he really did something wrong.

However, it’s not bad to bring Jing Xian with him.

Lu Yingjiu went back to the corner and picked out a dozen pieces of talisman papers for Xiao Li, “Use these at critical moments.”

Xiao Li hurriedly grabbed hold of it, and glanced at Chen Yanyan and the faceless man behind him, “I will protect them, Brother Lu, you must go and come back quickly!”

Lu Yingjiu responded, and carefully pasted a few talisman papers on the surrounding walls, and walked out of the corridor side by side with Jing Xian.

It was very dark outside, Jing Xian wanted to hug him as they walked away with the pretext that ” talisman papers might attract ghosts”, but this time Lu Yingjiu insisted that his level was sufficient, therefore he flatly rejected him, and still lit a talisman paper to illuminate.

Along the way, Liu Yingjiu was very patient, and he didn’t miss any room, any corner, and even the slightest yin energy couldn’t be hidden from him. At the end of the south corridor, he found a place with yin energy, led Jing Xian to follow it, and arrived at the corridor of the head and hoof processing room.

Boom boom boom.

Boom boom boom.

Before approaching, they heard a knocking sound of a blunt object.

As soon as Lu Ying raised his hand, the fire went out, and he approached quietly.

The door was open, and through the vague silhouette, another tall goat ghost could be seen.

With its back facing them, it struck something with the hammer in its hand, making very regular thumping noises.

Jing Xian told Lu Yingjiu in a breathy voice, “It has a human face stuck on a cattle’s head, and it is now being fixed with a hammer.”

Lu Yingjiu also said in a breathy voice, “Wouldn’t the human break?”

If it was damaged, it would be a terrible scene if it was pasted back on the faces of those anchors.

“It’s not broken.” Jing Xian said, “Have you ever seen a mobile phone film?”

He changed the topic too quickly, Lu Yingjiu was stunned for a moment, “I’ve seen it, what’s the matter?”

“When the human skin was pasted on the cattle’s head, bubbles formed just like when the film was applied, and wouldn’t conform.” Jing Xian said, “This ghost must have a obsessive-compulsive disorder. If it doesn’t like what it’s seeing, it’ll take the small hammer and slowly beat the air bubbles. I think it has been hammering for a long time, but it is useless.”

Liu Yingjiu: “………”

He couldn’t understand this weird behavior, and he didn’t quite understand Jing Xian’s wonderful metaphor, thus he took out his short knife neatly.

His hand rose and the knife fell.

The clear light of the knife almost pierced through the darkness. The sheep ghost’s hearing was sensitive, and when it sensed the slight sound of breaking through the air, it simply swung its hammer! However, Lu Yingjiu’s movements were much more flexible. The sheep ghost hit nothing then let out a wail, as a large amount of blood gushed from its wound. It retreated, then pawed its hooves and charged forward again!

It was not as tall as the previous sheep ghost, and its body was close to that of an ordinary person, but it had extremely sharp horns on its head. If scratched, it would tear one’s intestines apart in minutes. Just as Lu Yingjiu turned to avoid it, he saw it flying up.

Jing Xian grabbed its horn with one hand and swung it lightly.

— This “lightly” only appeared from the perspective of outsiders, even with elegance. In fact, when the sheep ghost landed on the ground, it made a terrifying bone breaking sound, and black mist burst out from its body without notice, which turned into a mass of ordinary sheep bones.

Easier than crushing an ant.

Jing Xian didn’t even look at it, picked up the human skin cattle head from the table, and went back to Lu Yingjiu, “I’ll hold it?”

“Yeah.” Lu Yingjiu glanced at him, “…If you want, you can just take everyone out immediately.”

Jing Xian made a haha, “How can this be possible?”

Lu Yingjiu said, “Did anyone tell you that your acting skills are not good?”

“Never.” Jing Xian replied decisively.

First, no one could tell that he is a “person”;

Second, no ghost would dare to speak of him.

Lu Yingjiu clicked his tongue lightly, and poked Jing Xian’s head.

He was expressing his dissatisfaction, but Jing Xian was unable to calm down when he poked him like this, as if he had been poked in the heart, it was numb and itchy.

He really wanted Lu Yingjiu to poke him a few more times like flirting.

But this request sounded too perverted, he couldn’t say it, thus he could only secretly regret it.

The two searched all the way, and found another sheep ghost in the south corridor.

The opponent was holding a huge butcher’s knife, with two human skin cattle heads pinned to one side of the waist and the other to the right. Seeing them, ecstasy burst out in its pupils. Then Jing Xian smashed his head into pieces.

Jing Xian’s movements were slow and orderly, and he didn’t even get stained on his body.

Sure enough, Lu Yingjiu reached out to poke him again.

Jing Xian was satisfied.

Lu Yingjiu saw his smile, stepped back half a step, and said cautiously, “No no.” 

“…Do you have any weird hobbies?”

After the death of the sheep ghost, the yin energy suddenly disappeared, as well as the gloomy feeling. The screen of Lu Yingjiu’s phone flickered on and off, a dozen or so messages flooded in, the signal was restored, and the flashlight was able to work again.

In the end, Jing Xian returned with a full load carrying three cattle heads, and followed Lu Yingjiu back to the mask workshop, where he found everyone staying in the corner.

Lu Yingjiu leaned against the fire, took out a short knife and carefully cut off the human skin one by one along the gap.

Jing Xian held a faceless man down, and he gently pressed the human skin back. The facial features returned to their faces, and everyone’s faces were dazed, terrified, and confused at first, but soon, Yang Tianle explained the situation to them, saying that all the ghosts had been wiped out.

These anchors have been to many supernatural places anyway, that’s why they could still be calm. They knew that Lu Yingjiu must have been a professional, and it’s definitely right to listen to him. After listening to the explanation, they huddled in a corner and whispered.

There was the last person left, Jing Xian helped that person’s head steady, as Lu Yingjiu stepped forward to touch his face.

The man struggled in pain, but Jing Xian held him firmly with great strength.

When Lu Yingjiu withdrew his hand, Jing Xian suddenly grabbed his hand and said, “Does your wound not hurt anymore?”

Lu Yingjiu froze for a moment, only to realize that Jing Xian was asking about the place where he was scratched by the door handle.

He never cared about this little injury, and said, “It’s not in the way.”

Jing Xian responded, and was just thinking about how to treat him again, when he heard Lu Yingjiu change the subject, “If you can tell me who you are, it won’t hurt anymore. “

Jing Xian was taken aback for a moment, and looked up.

In the firelight, Lu Yingjiu showed him a teasing smile.

The warm light reflected his skin very delicately, like some exquisite artwork, he smiled so beautifully, then added another sentence, “Why don’t you think about it?”

The last part of the tone was a little drawn out, which was his normal tone, but in this context, it was like a poke on the forehead, with an inexplicably subtle emotional tone.

Jing Xian didn’t show it on the surface, but in fact he was frantically shaken in his heart.

He knew that under his undisturbed acting skills, his disguise was already crumbling, but he still wanted to struggle until the last moment.

He said, “Didn’t we know each other when we were young, why do you still ask this question?”

“Really?” Lu Yingjiu said, “What was the last name of the old aunt next door in our yard at that time?”


“What’s Uncle Han’s favorite food?”

“Pickled radish.”

“The one on the street corner……”

“Orange cat, called Da Ju.” Jing Xian replied fluently, “It was later adopted by the owner of the afternoon nursery school on the opposite side.”

Since he decided to pretend to be that “Da Gou”, of course he was fully prepared.

Jing Xian smiled, “Do you still want to ask?”

Liu Yingjiu: “……..”

He knew he couldn’t find any flaws, so he stopped asking.

Jing Xian saw him suffering in silence, with the corners of his mouth that were slightly tense, and looked inexplicably cute. He rubbed Lu Yingjiu’s head with his hand, making his hair messy, Lu Yingjiu glared at him, and hurriedly started smoothing his hair again.

After the final face was pasted, everyone left the workshop. Lu Yingjiu walked at the front, Xiao Li led the people in the middle, while Jing Xian covered the rear, and they all went back to the back door.

This time, the back door appeared nicely.

As soon as Xiao Li pressed the doorknob, he was stopped by Lu Yingjiu.

Lu Yingjiu looked at Yang Tianle and the others, and said, “Did you come by car?”

When they were in the parking lot just now, he saw no other cars.

One nodded and said, “Yes, we have two cars. We sneaked in and parked at the corner.” He then looked at the door anxiously, “Let’s go out quickly.”

Lu Yingjiu took out a few red brocade bags and handed them out to each of them one by one.

The brocade bags were very small and exuded a reassuring fragrance.

He said, “The ghosts have all been eliminated, you have no Yin energy on your body, you can rest assured about this. But I have to say one more thing, take this brocade bag within three days, don’t let it leave your side away within a 5 meters distance, or even when you sleep or take a bath. Also, on the way back, if you see someone wanting to hitch a ride, don’t let him get in the car, and don’t look back.”

These few words made everyone shudder, and gave them cold shivers quietly.

Only then did Lu Yingjiu let Xiao Li continue to open the door.

Because it had not been opened for a long time, it was very rusted, and every inch of metal seemed to be glued together. It took a lot of effort for Xiao Li to pull it open. Accompanied by an ear-piercing sound of friction, the sun poured in from the outside, bright enough to dazzle the eyes.

Yang Tianle looked at Lu Yingjiu, “Then, we’ll leave like this?”

“Go.” Lu Yingjiu said.

Therefore these few people didn’t bother to cover their eyes, rushed out immediately, and ran faster than a rabbit. When Xiao Li came back to his senses, they all rushed to the parking lot in a hurry, that their figures almost became afterimages, and went straight to the gate of the slaughterhouse.

“They can run faster than my rabbit!” Xiao Li was shocked, and looked at Lu Yingjiu again, “What shall we do next?”

“The ghost possessing her hasn’t been solved yet.” Lu Yingjiu pointed to Chen Yanyan, “Remember, we came here to play the four corner game, imitate the game back then, and then draw out the ghost.”

The so-called four-corner game required 4 people to complete.

The 4 people would stand at the four corners of an empty room, facing the corner after turning off the lights, and were not allowed to look around.

Start with the person in one corner, go to the other corner, and pat the person in that corner on the shoulder. Then the person being pat would walk in the same direction until he’d met the next person and patted that person on the shoulder.

By analogy, if one met a corner where there was no one, he would have to give a cough and continue walking until he met the next person.

The reason why this was a supernatural game was that no one coughed while playing.

There was always someone on the way, but there were already people on all 4 corners.

Meaning, one more participant appeared out of thin air.

At that time, Chen Yanyan and the others played like this.

Lu Yingjiu said, “There are reasons for hauntings, and the ghosts in the same place are even more inseparable. Since we don’t know why there are ‘sheep ghosts’ for the time being, and we don’t know what items were taken away from the mask workshop. Perhaps, it would be better to continue with another clue.” 

He looked at Chen Yanyan, “Can you tell me about the game process again? Remember to bring out all the details.”

“……Okay.” Chen Yanyan nodded, “Just like I told you before, it’s me, my best friend Fan Xin, and our boyfriends who played together. As we played, we couldn’t hear the coughing sound anymore. We were so scared at the time, we didn’t dare to stop the game, and we didn’t dare to look back. Finally, finally,” she trembled, “ In the end, Fan Xin couldn’t hold back, and looked back, trying to find out who the extra person was.” 

She continued, “The moment she turned her head, the light in the room turned on. The light was so strong that we couldn’t see anything clearly for a moment. When we could see clearly, there were indeed only the four of us in the room.”

“We thought it was all right, so we ran out of the slaughterhouse. Unexpectedly, this kind of thing happened…”

After that, Chen Yanyan’s family died, and Fan Xin also passed away “accidentally”.

“Which room did you play in?” Lu Yingjiu asked. 

“A utility room near the gate, I don’t remember the details.” She glanced at everyone, “If I find it, I can recognize it.”

20 minutes later.

They stood in front of a utility room in the corner.

After entering, it was empty inside, and the air was so turbid that it made people feel a little dizzy. The room type was a square with a side length of about 6 or 7 meters.

They happened to be four people, and they each picked a corner to stand facing the wall.

Lu Yingjiu said, “If you’re ready, I’ll put out the talisman paper. Let’s go clockwise, starting from me.”

“Okay.” Chen Yanyan’s voice was thin and weak, and was trembling a little.

“No problem.” Xiao Li’s voice was also tense.

“En.” Jing Xian was very calm.

Lu Yingjiu extinguished the paper talisman.

The room was pitch black, and it was so quiet that it made people panic.

Lu Yingjiu took the lead, walked clockwise along the wall, reached the corner, and patted Chen Yanyan on the shoulder.

Then he stood silently in the corner, waiting to be patted.

The room was covered with thick carpets, and there was no sound of footsteps at all. After a while, he heard Jing Xian cough—he had walked to the corner where Lu Yingjiu had just left.

Lu Yingjiu waited for a few more seconds, and then was patted lightly on the shoulder.

He was just about to leave, but Jing Xian grabbed him and moved closer.

It seems that Jing Xian discovered the abnormality.

If it was someone else, Lu Yingjiu might not think so, after all, only a few people were more perceptive than him. But Jing Xian was different after all, if it was him, he would definitely find that there was another person in the room.

Thus Lu Yingjiu listened with bated breath.

Jing Xian leaned into his ear and whispered, “Are you really not married?”

Liu Yingjiu: “……?”

As if a BGM of an idol drama sounded in his ears, he couldn’t help saying, “Jing Xian, what have you been thinking about every day?”

Jing Xian insisted, “Are you not married?”

Lu Yingjiu said: “No.”

Ghost marriage was not something that could be explained clearly at once, he didn’t intend to say more.

Before Jing Xian could speak again, he heard Xiao Li hesitantly speak in an extremely low voice, “Um, that Brother Lu, is there something wrong? Why do I hear someone talking, in a very, very quiet kind of sound.”

Liu Yingjiu: “…….”

He couldn’t say that Jing Xian was chatting with him, and coughed, “It’s okay, it’s okay, keep playing.”

He left this corner and walked towards Chen Yanyan.

Cough cough.

This time it was Xiao Li who was coughing.

After a while, Jing Xian came over again.

This time it was Lu Yingjiu who spoke first, and he said, “Why are you so interested in my marital status? Did Xiao Li tell you something?”

“No.” Jing Xian flatly denied.

“Then why did you look at me with such grievance before?”

Jing Xian lied without blinking his eyes, “My eyes are sensitive, and the grayness there is uncomfortable. You must have misunderstood.”

Liu Yingjiu: “……….”

He wanted to poke Jing Xian’s head again.

But the four-corner game stipulated that he shouldn’t turn around and look back, which greatly limited his performance, therefore he could only walk to the next corner silently.


This time, Chen Yanyan coughed.

Jing Xian came over again.

Lu Yingjiu whispered to him, “However, it suddenly occurred to me,”

“What?” Jing Xian asked.

“I told you about this before—that I had a ghost marriage.” Lu Yingjiu said, “However, the person I had told about this was ‘Da Gou’.”

There was a little smile in his voice, “Why, you don’t remember this now? What are you beating around the bush here?”

Xiao Li spoke again, with a trembling voice, “Brother brother Lu! I really heard someone whispering!!”

Lu Yingjiu vetoed again, “No, you must have heard it wrong.” He lowered his voice, “Stop talking, I’ll settle accounts with you after the matter is settled.” After he finished speaking, he continued to walk along the corner, unaware that Xiao Li was about to cry in his spot.

Xiao Li really felt that he was going to die.

He really did hear someone talking, but his brother Lu said he didn’t hear it.

What does this mean!

This shows that this time, even Lu Yingjiu is helpless against the ghost!

If even Lu Yingjiu couldn’t find the ghost, no one else could solve it.

Xiao Li wanted to cry without tears, and wrote countless suicide notes in his heart, preparing to bid farewell to this beautiful world.


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After Marrying the Lord of the Underworld

After Marrying the Lord of the Underworld

Status: Ongoing Type: , Author: Released: 2021 Native Language: Chinese
Lu Yingjiu had a special constitution since he was young– he was plagued with misfortune. Under the guidance of an old master, he married a ghost. His original words were: "Let me find you a gorgeous female ghost." However, he didn't expect that the old master was a liar and got him married to a wandering ghost whom he didn’t know anything about. When the ceremony was over, the wind blew. The old master knelt down with a puff, shivering with fear and refusing to say more. But since then, Lu Yingjiu had never met with bad luck and gradually forgot about the marriage.   Until he left the Alliance of Exorcists and started from scratch, strange things began to happen around him. For example, if something was broken at home, he would find a brand new one at the door the next day. For example, guests who came to his store to make trouble always had nightmares. For example, when he opened the door early in the morning, the person who framed him kowtowed to him and shouted, "Leave me alone, I will never dare do it again!" Lu Yingjiu: "......?"   Later, a light bulb outside the door would often shatter. It was definitely done by a ghost The light bulb had Yin energy, which couldn’t be eliminated entirely. Lu Yingjiu would come here every day to exorcise it, but he couldn’t catch the ghost. He then chose to stay a night and wait, and forced the ghost to show its image—— Then appeared a  handsome man holding a light bulb from the underworld.   They looked at each other. The man opened his mouth and said, "I want to help you repair the light bulb. Every time you repair it, it breaks again. The quality must be really poor." Lu Yingjiu: "..."   Lu Yingjiu then said, "Why do you want to repair it for me?" The man said shyly, "Aren't we husband and wife?" Lu Yingjiu:??? Where was the promised gorgeous female ghost?!  


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