Lu Yingjiu dragged Fan Xin to the shore.
On the other end, Jing Xian threw Chen Qi aside like trash. Chen Qi was passed out and laid motionless.
This guy Chen Qi invited a god, with the unique agility of the spirit ape, he loosened his seat belt in just a few seconds when he fell into the water, and got out through the front window, without being caught with the car.
But after the monkey was squeezed to death by Jing Xian, he lost his ability and sank to the bottom of the sea like a stone.
In the water, Lu Yingjiu held Fan Xin in his arms, while giving Jing Xian a meaningful lance, only then was Jing Xian’s murderous intent reluctantly appeased, and went to save Chen Qi in disgust.
Fan Xin leaned against the shore and coughed hard, like tearing the lungs and heart, as if she wanted to cough up her lungs. Her lower leg caught by the monkey was scalded, a large piece of flesh was red and swollen, and it hurt just by looking at it.
Under the blue sky in the distance, the gust of wind whistled, and more than a dozen cars were approaching, accompanied by the sound of loud sirens.
On the way here, Lu Yingjiu notified the Green Lantern Association and the Chen family, now that group of people had finally arrived.
Lu Yingjiu and Jing Xian were wet all over, the sky was still lightly raining, and the sea breeze was icy cold.
Lu Yingjiu pinched a piece of talisman paper, dried their bodies, and then looked at Jing Xian.
The rain quickly wet them again, deep and shallow raindrops stained their clothes.
A few drops of water slid down Lu Yingjiu’s fair cheeks and dripped on his chin.
He had just finished inviting the god, and the characteristics of the spirit had not yet dissipated on his body. His pupils were still a strange color, there were even short ghost horns growing on his forehead, which was exactly the same as the one on the head of the little black beast—if it was not for the wrong atmosphere, Jing Xian would really want to poke it.
The two looked at each other.
Jing Xian thought that Lu Yingjiu was going to bring up what happened just now.
That moment, he acted on impulse when he saw that the seawater around the spirit ape was boiling, and that it was about to spread towards Lu Yingjiu. That ghost hand he summoned was really sinister. Lu Yingjiu happened to have invited the god again, and was at the most sensitive stage, how could he not notice it?
No matter how outrageous the things he did before, they were all without yin energy.
It’s completely different from this time.
He was a little uneasy.
Lu Yingjiu, no matter the case, was still an exorcist. What would he think of a ghost who disguised his identity and stayed by his side?
What should he do, should he just confess, or…
Lu Yingjiu opened his mouth, and he raised his chin into the sea, “Your car is a few million dollars, it’s soaked in water.” He’s referring to Jing Xian’s Maybach.
“It doesn’t matter.” Jing Xian said, thinking that he was the one who was going to have a big accident.
The sea breeze blew their clothes.
Lu Yingjiu wiped the water from his face with the back of his hand, and smiled at him.
The meaning of this smile was unclear.
“It’s finally over,” he said.
To Jing Xian’s surprise, Lu Yingjiu did not mention this matter for a long time.
Taking notes, looking for traces, interrogating prisoners, cooperating with investigations… Lu Yingjiu was so busy in those few days that he returned to the days when he was still the chief in a trance. As soon as he got busy, his work and rest were extremely chaotic, and his three meals a day were all maintained by Jing Xian.
Jing Xian made full use of the teaching achievements of the new oriental teacher ghost, and changed his pattern every day. No matter where Lu Yingjiu was, he could deliver meals in time. While the other ghost exorcists suffer from (hahaha) holding instant noodles, Lu Yingjiu was holding a bento box with love, eating the ingredients that were piled up with pure money without any pretense. A burst of fragrance wafted out, causing others to look red-eyed. There was also Jing Xian sitting next to him, holding a drink and asking him which one he would like to drink, whether it was hot or cold, and if he wanted anything else, and to only just tell him.
After finishing the meal and being busy all afternoon, Lu Yingjiu left again in a luxury car—although he was too lazy to research, what brand did Jing Xian change today?
Ye Feng was also shocked by this, and secretly pulled Lu Yingjiu and said, “That person named Jing Xian is really an intern in your office?”
“Yes.” Lu Yingjiu was drinking the grape juice that Jing Xian bought for him.
“You pay him a salary?”
“How much is a month?”
“Six thousand?!” Ye Feng’s eyes widened, “What is he doing with this kind of salary of six thousand, What’s the purpose? It’s not for the purpose of becoming wealthy, he’ll only exhaust himself.”
Lu Yingjiu bit his straw and said casually, “Perhaps it’s a young master who wants to experience mortal life and condescends to come to me.”
Ye Feng looked at the blue Pagani parked outside the door, hesitated again and again, and said, “Are you sure, you were not being raised by him?”
Lu Yingjiu almost choked, with a complicated look on his face, “No matter how poor I am, I won’t want to be raised by others. Besides, no one who has eyes will like me.”
Ye Feng glanced at him, and thought to himself: How could anyone not like you, there are as many as you want…… And no matter how you look at Jing Xian, something is wrong!
Ye Feng said, “When I look at you now, it’s like looking at a juicy Chinese cabbage.”
After more than ten days of busy contacting in this way, everything that should be checked was finally found out.
Jin Xiaoyang’s death was caused by Chen Qi’s close associates that day – they were worried that Jin Xiaoyang had been in contact with Chen Minlan and knew the information of the year, so under Chen Qi’s instructions, they acted harshly.
Lu Yingjiu merely heard fake cries for help in the Lane East Bar, and was tricked into that private room, which was also Chen Qi’s scheme. Since the day they met, Chen Qi saw that he had the intention of pursuing the case, therefore he had the idea of framing the trouble.
From the Four Hole Slaughterhouse to Zhongli Warehouse, they uncovered a whole human skin mask production line. Most of the people involved were Chen Qi’s cronies, including local gangsters. Although there were inevitably many fish that slipped through the net, as long as one followed the clues and searched slowly, one could catch all the participants.
Regarding the extermination case, Fan Xin had said everything that should be said.
She explained in detail the story of her swapping identities with Chen Yanyan, how she met Chen Qi, and how she put on a human skin mask and brought the ghost to the Lane East bar.
Finally, the girl leaned on the back of the chair and showed a complicated smile, “This is the whole story. At the beginning I didn’t expect that things would develop like this. I just want to take revenge on Chen Yanyan, to disfigure her, and to experience the feeling of threatening her by her own family——she used to say to me most often, “Fan Xin, if you dare to be caught by others, tell your family members to be careful, I am from the Chen family’.”
She took a deep breath. “However, if you think about it carefully, Chen Qi told me that he would give me a mask to make me look good, and that’s also an important reason why I agreed. I really envy Chen Yanyan, who is beautiful and rich. I worked so hard to get into a good school, while she simply gave some money and got in. Why do all the good things happen to her?”
“But I really didn’t expect, I played her role for so long.”
Lu Yingjiu said, “Do you still think Chen Yanyan is pretty?”
This time, Fan Xin remained silent for a long time.
For a long time, Lu Yingjiu thought she wouldn’t speak up anymore.
Then she said slowly, “Well, I still think she is very beautiful, and I still want to have her face.”
“I want to have her life.”
She smiled at Lu Yingjiu, “Am I hopeless?”
Lu Yingjiu also laughed, “In fact, everyone has a bit of a hopeless part. The only difference is where the bottom line is.”
The conversation ended here.
Before leaving, Lu Yingjiu took one last look at Fan Xin.
The young girl had a pointed chin, a full forehead, and a few pimples on her skin, but no matter how one looked at it, she looked youthful.
“You know,” Lu Yingjiu said suddenly, “I think you’re pretty good-looking too.”
Fan Xin froze for a moment, pulled the corners of her mouth, and showed a smile that was unknown whether it was true or not.
The truth came to light, and the suspicion on Lu Yingjiu was cleared away.
On the day the case was closed, Lu Yingjiu went to the hospital to see Chen Zheng.
He brought a bouquet of orchids and placed them by his bedside. There were large bouquets of flowers and several baskets of fresh fruits sent by others beside the bed. The apples had a bright red appearance and were juicy and delicious.
The liquid in the infusion bottle was clear, and the data of various instruments was beating. After several major surgeries, Chen Zheng was lying on the hospital bed without energy. When he saw him coming, he could only barely support himself.
The two hadn’t seen each other for many days, the last time they met was not very good, Chen Zheng was forcing Lu Yingjiu to leave between the lines, and Lu Yingjiu directly called him an idiot…… After going through so much, including the incident at the bar, it was really embarrassing.
If this time Lu Yingjiu had the intent to unplug Chen Zheng’s ventilator, it would probably be reasonable.
Lu Yingjiu didn’t say much, just greeted him a few words, told him to take a good rest, and got up to leave.
Originally, he came this time purely because of the friendship between the two for many years. Speaking of this, it was already benevolent enough.
“Wait!” Chen Zeng barely straightened up again as he saw that he was about to leave. “The thing about the investigation……” Lu Yingjiu looked back at him.
Chen Zheng took a deep breath, “The investigation is not groundless, and I never fabricated any evidence. I really thought you were related to the extermination case.”
Lu Yingjiu raised his eyebrows, “So what is that evidence?”
Chen Zeng appeared reluctant.
According to the regulations, he absolutely could not tell Lu Yingjiu.
Lu Yingjiu said, “Forget it, it doesn’t matter, I will figure it out myself sooner or later.”
When he opened the door, he heard Chen Zheng say again, “Do you have time the night after tomorrow? I’ll have someone contact you.”
Two days later.
Lu Yingjiu and Jing Xian stood in front of the building of the Green Lantern Association under the night sky.
At the back door, a ghost exorcist poked his head furtively, looked around, pointed to himself and said, “I’m Xiao Ning, President Chen asked me to come here.”
He handed something to Lu Yingjiu.
Lu Yingjiu took a look and saw that they were two work cards with a black background.
The work card with a black background had the highest authority. With it, one could go to almost all places in the Green Lantern Association.
The ghost exorcist took them to the elevator and all the way to the rooftop.
He whispered, “You guys wait here first, there are still people in the evidence room, which is inconvenient. In ten minutes or so, they should be off work, and then I’ll come up to find you again.”
Lu Yingjiu nodded, and the exorcist went downstairs.
Therefore on the rooftop, there were only him and Jing Xian.
From here, the city at night was full of bright lights. Looking down from such a high place, pedestrians were as small as ants, and they could only see the constant flow of traffic, like countless luminous rivers.
Lu Yingjiu stood in front of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the entire Lujiang City.
As usual, Jing Xian stood by his side.
Lu Yingjiu was thinking about something, rubbing the longevity lock on his chest.
After a long time, he said, “Jing Xian, you know that ghosts should not stay in the human world, right? The term ‘people and ghosts have different paths’ did not just come out of thin air.”
Jing Xian’s heart tightened.
Lu Yingjiu was finally settling accounts with him.
Lu Yingjiu continued, “I don’t know why you know me well, that you can even find the most suitable candidate ‘Da Guo’ from my social circle—I have known him since we were young, and we haven’t contacted or seen each other for a very long time. Even if we meet, we have no other mutual friends. Even if I suspect you, I can’t find anyone to corroborate it.”
“Besides,” he took a deep breath, “from the very beginning when you contacted me, you have completely occupied all the contact information of ‘Da Guo’. I can’t even get in touch with the real Da Guo.”
Jing Xian listened silently.
He had nothing to refute. Indeed, he borrowed this false identity.
Seeing that he was silent, Lu Yingjiu sighed inwardly, turned around and said, “To be honest, I……”
Before he finished speaking, Jing Xian grabbed his wrist. Jing Xian took half a step forward, almost pushing him against the French window. Lu Yingjiu retreated subconsciously, but was stopped by the glass, and was forced to raise his chin to look at Jing Xian.
He saw those deep eyes lit up by thousands of lights outside the glass.
Just like the day they first met, when Jing Xian looked at him, there was a bright light in his eyes, as if thousands of words were hidden in them.
Jing Xian got too close, their breaths blended together.
Jing Xian said in a low voice, “Then, great ghost exorcist, are you going to get rid of me?”
Lu Yingjiu was stunned for half a second, then smiled and said, “If I really do something, are you willing to submit obediently?”
His remark was originally a joke, but he saw that Jing Xian was also smiling
It was a smile that lost its usual cover-up, it was full of evil energy and was extremely arrogant. It wasn’t until this moment that Jing Xian seemed to fully show the evil nature of a ghost, his eyebrows and eyes were extremely aggressive, his gaze slid across Lu Yingjiu’s face, from his eyes to his temples.
He placed Lu Yingjiu’s hand on his heart, and said word by word, “As long as you want to kill me, no matter how many times, I am willing.”
Lu Yingjiu could feel the beating of his heart.
After a few seconds, he lowered his eyes, “Don’t make me sound like a pervert.”
He withdrew his hand, trying to gently push Jing Xian back to the normal social distance, but he couldn’t.
Jing Xian didn’t budge an inch, maintained the posture of imprisoning him by the floor-to-ceiling window, and whispered in his ear, “I thought you would get rid of all the ghosts you see.”
This was also the attitude of most exorcists.
They believed that “humans and ghosts have different paths”.
What’s more, Jing Xian came here pretending to be his old friend, no matter how one looked at it, it seemed that he had bad intentions.
“Why,” Lu Yingjiu said, “do you really think that I will attack you as soon as I find out that you are a ghost? Or that maybe I will be prejudiced against you?” Jing Xian looked at him silently, almost acquiescing.
For some reason, Lu Yingjiu suddenly smiled, “Then let me tell you a secret.”
He took out his mobile phone and looked through the chat records between himself and Ye Feng.
Lu Yingjiu: [Give this a call, 138xxxxxx68]
Ye Feng: [Who? What do I say after I call?]
Lu Yingjiu: [Just say that you forgot to note this number, and want to see who it is.]
Jing Xian frowned slightly.
This was indeed the phone number for Da Guo. He had resorted to tricks. Anyone around Lu Yingjiu who called or sent text messages to this number would go to him – of course Ye Feng was no exception.
But he didn’t remember Ye Feng making this phone call.
Lu Yingjiu scrolled down the chat history again.
Lu Yingjiu: [Wait]
Lu Yingjiu: [Forget it, don’t do it anymore】
Ye Feng: [? Why so suddenly, who the hell is this?]
Lu Yingjiu: [Don’t worry, I’ve changed my mind]
He also looked for Chen Xiaoling, but in the end he didn’t let her investigate. He considered that if Jing Xian was really a fake, people around him, like Chen Xiaoling or Ye Feng, would definitely be heavily guarded.
Lu Yingjiu opened another chat window, which was between him and Xiao Li.
Lu Yingjiu: [Xiao Li, you used to study out of town?]
Xiao Li: [Yes]
Lu Yingjiu: [Can you help me find a friend from out of town? It has nothing to do with exorcising ghosts]
Xiao Li: [Yes… Brother Lu, what’s up with you? ]
Lu Yingjiu: [I’ll send you a phone number, and ask that friend through a text message]
Xiao Li: [Hmm, what is the content of the message?]
Lu Yingjiu actually hesitated at this meeting.
He didn’t want that person to have anything to do with him, otherwise it would be meaningless, thus he couldn’t directly report the name “Lu Yingjiu”.
He said: [Is there any way for you to ask where this person is]
Xiao Li: [Let me think about it…]
Xiao Li: [Brother Lu, I have a friend who happens to be engaged in telecom fraud, do you think it’s okay?]
Lu Yingjiu: [……]
Thus Xiao Li went up with his wonderful friend.
Lu Yingjiu flipped the chat history to the next page.
Jing Xian widened his eyes slightly.
Xiao Li: [He got the message, the owner of this phone number is now in his hometown, Pinghua County]
Xiao Li: [His surname is not Jing either, his surname is Yao]
Xiao Li: [Hehehe I found that I’m still very talented in deception, Brother Lu, is this enough?]
After a long time, Lu Yingjiu replied: [Enough]
Back in the present time, in front of the huge French windows, Lu Yingjiu turned off the screen of his phone.
On the pitch-black screen, Jing Xian’s face was reflected.
Lu Yingjiu said, “So, you are not the only one who can act.”
Jing Xian was silent for a long time, and after a while he said, “When did you know?”
Lu Yingjiu found out the date of the chat.
He laughed and said, “The first day you came.”
“So,” he looked up at Jing Xian with a bright light in his eyes, “How could I possibly kill you.”
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