IHSC 45

Chapter 45

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“I study these crafts to find my family. My grandfather has been missing since I was a child. At that time, I did not know that my family was in this trade. After my tenth birthday, my father became the second person to disappear. He did not even return for my mother’s funeral.”

Baiyu drooped his head. The black face had a dark look, making the man seem all the more depressing. 

Wang Xiao Mie remembered a black Labrador named Briquette belonging to a girl who used to live below his floor. That Labrador was very lively and human-like. Whenever it made a mistake, it would look at its owner with a sad and pitiful expression. 

Wang Xiao Mie was about to comfort him when Wen Feng Jin said apathetically, “We only want to know why you were attacked. We’re not interested in your background.”

Wang Xiao Mie: … Someone who can stab others with his words, that’s my Xiao Wenzi, no doubt about it.

Baiyu was taken aback by his words. He looked at Wen Feng Jin with grievances in his eyes. If it wasn’t for the face that was too black for any expressions to be seen, he could’ve sold some meng.

“La, later, to find out the truth, I’ve searched for all the ancient books in my house and took on this job!” Baiyu sighed, “When I met you both, I felt that my grandfather and father’s disappearances must have something to do with the mysterious race mentioned in the books. That was why I followed you both in hopes of learning something!”

When he finished, Wen Feng Jin not only looked at him with a pair of condescending eyes but also said, “You were in way over your head.”

Even Wang Xiao Mie had wanted to give him a piece of his mind. Just a greenhorn and yet so daring. He was fortunate that the ones he met were them, hmm, to be more specific, he was lucky to have met Wang Xiao Mie. Otherwise, he would’ve been dead with a wave of Wen Feng Jin’s hand.

Baiyu too knew that he had been reckless and unwise. He reflected while glancing at them timidly.

“When I faced you for the first time, I was scared silly… And then you let me go. And when I followed you, you still did not do anything to me. You even gave me your umbrella. That’s why I thought that your kind were all friendly.” He then added a silly laugh. “Hehe.

Wang Xiao Mie: Hehe?! Is your brain empty? Have you forgotten the countless times you were kicked into the trash can?

Wang Xiao Mie took a walnut and cracked it open. He placed it in front of Baiyu and said with kindness, “Here, have some.” It’s good for your brain.

Baiyu’s eyes widened and turned tearful. He gratefully ate it and said, “Thank you, you’re a really good person!”

“Keep talking.” Wen Feng Jin closed his eyes and disregarded the man opposite. He pulled a blanket over Wang Xiao Mie’s shoulder.

“Oh oh.” Baiyu swallowed the walnuts and quickly continued with his story, “After I stopped following you, I found someone else with a scent similar to you guys and he was even living close by! I’ve been following him these past few days. I don’t think he realized it in the beginning but today, he took a longer route and I followed him all the way back…”

As he spoke, Baiyu had a deathly look of panic on his face. His hands clenched and cold sweat was pouring out from his forehead. Even his body was beginning to shiver…

“And then… And then…”

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In the dark of night, the yellow street light could only illuminate feebly a small stretch of road. The man had walked into a small alley and he had followed. But once he had entered the alley, it had seemed empty. When his eyes had constricted and the pain began to invade his brain, he had heard a hoarse and grim voice from behind.

A pair of emotionless eyes and the excruciating pain were the last things that were carved into his head. No one could have accepted such an abrupt death, especially one that had been so violent.

So when Baiyu lapsed back into that horrible scene, his breathing and body had turned alarmingly unstable. Wang Xiao Mie grabbed his hand and exclaimed, “Baiyu!”

Baiyu woke from his recollection and looked at Wang Xiao Mie in a daze.

Only after Wen Feng Jin pulled back Wang Xiao Mie’s hand grumpily did Baiyu recover. But his fear still lingered and his body was still shaking. His shoulders shrunk and Wang Xiao Mie could tell that he was in a very bad shape.

Wang Xiao Mie did not want to meddle in others’ affairs but maybe because Baiyu’s current state was too pitiful and his brain was too inoperative that Wang Xiao Mie felt sympathy towards him, “Don’t think about that anymore. And you really shouldn’t provoke strangers.”

Baiyu remained silent and nodded.

Suddenly, Wen Feng Jin stood up and squinted at the window. His movements were so abrupt that the already skittish Baiyu jumped from the sofa in fright. Wang Xiao Mie frowned and looked out the window and into the small courtyard outside.

“What is it?” Wang Xiao Mie asked Wen Feng Jin softly.

Wen Feng Jin closed his eyes and a few seconds later, looked towards Baiyu and said, “That person is here.”

The person who wanted to get rid of Baiyu had returned to the scene out of vigilance and had consequently been led there by the blood trail.

Not only did Baiyu feel a mortal fear that he would have to die a second time but Wang Xiao Mie was also shocked.

He even followed him here?!

“It’s ok.” Feeling Wang Xiao Mie’s anxiety, Wen Feng Jin raised his hand and stroked his hair. He said in a gentle voice, “I won’t let him lay one step into the courtyard… The mess, it’s too troublesome to clean.”

A suppressive and murderous aura filled the air and Wang Xiao Mie was no longer afraid. He even wanted to scream: My man rocks!

“But I have no obligation to take you in.” Wen Feng Jin said to Baiyu, “You can leave now.”

Baiyu’s eyes widened and he was on the verge of crying.

“I, I, I….”

“We can’t do that!” Wang Xiao Mie frowned, “You said it yourself that the man followed him here, if we drive him out, it’s no different from sending him to his death.”

“Why don’t we let him stay for the night?”

Baiyu’s eyes lit up as he looked towards Wen Feng Jin.

“No, I will not let any other man sleep next to you and me,” Wen Feng Jin grimaced and the mark on his forehead was creased up.

“… It’s not like he’s sleeping with us in the coffin. We’re just letting him stay in the living room for one night.”

“No!”

“…”

“W, wait, what did you say that you sleep in?” Baiyu asked with his jaws shivering.

“A coffin.” Having gotten used to sleeping in the coffin, Wang Xiao Mie answered as though the whole world was sleeping in one. Only when he saw Baiyu shivering even harder did he remember..

Oh right, normal people do not sleep in coffins. Those are either for vampires or…

Baiyu also had the same thought. And as soon as it hit him, Baiyu fell straight to the ground. After almost dying, Baiyu finally fainted due to fright…

“… I told you, let’s not sleep in the coffin anymore. Look what happened?” Wang Xiao Mie complained to Wen Feng Jin, “Now we can’t kick him out even if we want to.” 

They couldn’t just throw out an unconscious person.

Wen Feng Jin stared at Baiyu lying on the ground. After a moment of thought, he said, “Let’s castrate him.” That way he’s no longer a man, heh.

Wang Xiao Mie: …

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