Shi Qi’s tone had always been very indifferent, not to mention, this matter had nothing to do with him.
On the other hand, Liu Xuan was breathing raggedly, half in belief, half not daring to believe. After a while, she finally managed to ask, “…Why do you say that?”
In fact, she herself had a vague guess.
During this period of time, she carried a small mirror with her. Almost every time she looked in the mirror, she would see the black mask on her face, which was very different from when it only appeared in flashes in the beginning.
With the changes going on for so long, she felt that once the patterns on the mask had completed, she would lose her little life.
Shi Qi said, “You wouldn’t believe it even if I said it.”
Liu Xuan’s face paled, “If you don’t tell me, how would you know if I believe it or not?”
Shi Qi curled his mouth in slight mockery, and said indifferently: “Your Yintang1Yintang is the acupuncture point in between the eyebrows is turning black, and the tip of the nose and two ears are showing the same symptoms, you won’t be able to survive past three days.”
The following parts of the text will be scrambled to prevent theft from aggregators and unauthorized epub making. Please support our translators by reading on secondlifetranslations (dot) com
Flhlayz rlsrzl olal vyjld ycynj.
Mbl osaep “Ebld vbl Zkdvydt vwadp eyaj, ekpypvla kp kxxkdldv” olal qyxswp osaep vbyv y pokdezla oswze pyu, ps kv xyel vblx qllz olkae, blyakdt kv nsxl qasx bkp xswvb.
Llhlavblzlpp, Lkdt Yldt pvkzz blze vawpv kd bkp osaep, yqvla yzz, vbl Fbk Wyxkzu oyp kdhszhle kd vbkp zkdl sq cwpkdlpp.
Ysalshla, vbl alypsd obu pokdezlap wple vblpl osaep vs elnlkhl rlsrzl oyp clnywpl kq vbkp pldvldnl bszep vawl, vbl lde alpwzv oswze ds eswcvlezu cl y nyzyxkvswp ekpypvla.
Fwahkhkdt ds xsal vbyd 3 eyup oyp ds ekqqlaldv vs pwqqlakdt y nyzyxkvswp ekpypvla.
Nkw Dwyd’p zkrp xshle, okvb y pvkqq qynl, pbl rascle, “Mbld pldksa…es usw byhl y pszwvksd?” Fbl eked’v oydv vs ekl ulv.
Fbk Ck’p casop pnawdnble qsa y xsxldv clqsal wdqszekdt yp bl pyke, “Wkde vbyv xypj.”
Nkw Dwyd kxxlekyvlzu blyhle y calyvb sq alzklq. Fbl yzps pbyale vbl pyxl vbswtbv yde oyp alzklhle vs cl aktbv, “Fldksa, R okzz nsdvynv vblx obld R ts bsxl vsdktbv. Fkdnl vsxsaaso’p y bszkeyu, R’zz ts vs vbyv rzynl yde R okzz elqkdkvlzu qkde vbyv xypj!”
She said very anxiously as though she had latched onto a log for survival.
Shi Qi nodded, “I’ll be going as well.”
This kind of matter was just beneficial for him. Moreover, his uncle exhorted him every time that he needed practical experience, to be able to have the abilities but not put them to good use would only pass the opportunity onto others.
Liu Xuan felt pleasantly surprised, and she scribbled a series of numbers on the paper: “This is my mobile phone number. If you don’t mind, please give me your mobile phone number.”
When the time comes, she will notify them one by one.
She secretly took a peek at the person across her, even though his tone was unpleasant, it still didn’t hide his good looks, making her heart beat uncontrollably.
Shi Qi casually responded, “No need. I will be there.”
Although Liu Xuan was a little disappointed, she still said, “Senior, will you be there on time…” Her words gradually trailed off.
Shi Qi didn’t answer her, and only turned to the right, “Do you want to go or not?”
Ning Meng was a little entangled as to whether she was going or not.
Her palm-sized face was wrinkled into a ball, becoming more lustrous and fair under the incandescent lamp, her cherry lips appearing even more vivid and alluring.
Qiu Keke, who was next to her, stared at her. Why did she never think that Ning Ning could be so beautiful, saying that she was just soft was too much of an understatement.
Seeing her look entangled, Shi Qi let out a chuckle, “Just go if you want to.”
He said it so straightforwardly, Ning Meng couldn’t help but blush.
She took the opportunity to ask the system secretly: “Nothing will happen to me if I go right? Or will this be very dangerous? Will I cause them trouble?”
The system said: “You won’t die so suddenly, everyone’s fate is fixed, moreover, this place has its benefits.”
Ning Meng suddenly thought of all the events of this novel.
The beginning of the novel started fifteen years after Shi Qi arrived at the Shi residence. At that time, he had become the head in charge of the Shi family. Regardless of power or life-guarding items, they were not only plenty in number but also rare and useful.
Before this incident, there was a small episode where Shi Qi encountered a broken dagger. This dagger was used to suppress a ghost and was very useful.
But unexpectedly, in the end, this dagger was taken away by another person, and the novel did not recount much of what had happened later to that person.
This incident was written with memories interspersed with it. Ning Meng had profound impressions of this incident as it was the only time that Shi Qi, as the male lead of the novel, had suffered defeat.
And the place that had been described briefly was a temple. The temple was situated halfway up the mountain and below the mountain was a village.
In the novel, the number of times Shi Qi used tools was not a lot but before the potential of his ability was realized, he still had to draw support from external tools.
Ning Meng recalled this event in an instant.
She asked the system: “Was it a dagger?”
The system said: “I’m not sure but I have a faint feeling that you should go there. You may perhaps be right.”
If this was the case, then as someone who knew the plot, the chances of getting it would certainly be higher than now which was still a fog.
However, after thinking twice about it, she didn’t have a mobile phone yet. Liang Fengmei had only bought a computer, saying that having a mobile phone would affect her studies, and she would only buy it for her when she got into university.
It was a pity that Ning Ning was destined to pass away before she could even take the college entrance examination.
Ning Meng wrote down Liang Fengmei’s mobile phone number, “This is my mother’s. She doesn’t use WeChat, so just send me the location by text message.”
Qiu Keke, however, waved her hand, “I won’t go.”
She didn’t understand anything about this event, and wouldn’t provide any use even if she were to go, so it was better not to join so as not to cause any trouble.
After confirming the itinerary, they each returned to their own homes.
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
Early next morning, Ning Meng heard Liang Fengmei’s singing as soon as she woke up.
Hearing the upbeat song, she could even see her twisting her waist and washing the vegetables in her hands when she came out the room, clearly looking very cheery.
Ning Meng asked in curiosity, “Mom, what happy occasion is there today?”
Liang Fengmei smiled brightly as she turned her head and said, “Your mother has great luck. I woke up this morning and found a text message on my phone saying that I got a lucky number and that they were giving me a mobile phone. At first, I thought it was a scam. When I went there to retrieve the prize, I really did get a new mobile phone.”
Ning Meng: “…”
Why did she feel like she still got scammed, it sounded as if there was something fishy.
Liang Fengmei wiped her hands dry and went out of the kitchen, picking up the small and exquisite bag outside. She took out the mobile phone from inside, “They said it’s the latest model, and I don’t know how to use it.”
Ning Meng walked over and went through the bag.
The bag contained everything that a mobile phone should have, it was simply no different to buying a new mobile phone.
She wasn’t familiar with the mobile phone brands of this world, but the one in Liang Fengmei’s hand looked very attractive.
Liang Fengmei poked for a while before handing it over and saying, “You performed well in the mock test last time so I’ll give this to you as a reward. But don’t get addicted to playing games on it. Look at Old Wang’s son next door, he only cares about playing mobile games all day, and his grades dropped from being the top few in the class to the bottom. Just speaking about it is already unpleasant to hear.”
Ning Meng accepted the phone, still feeling it odd.
Just last night, she had mentioned that she didn’t own a phone, now, she coincidentally received one…Was this Shi Qi’s doing? The more she thought about it, the more likely she felt it could be.
The people in Yanjing always paid close attention to relationships and influence. With the Shi Family’s power, they were able to cover the sky with one hand, giving them the ability to do anything.
Liang Fengmei certainly did not have such luck because she had never won a single dime in the lotteries so far, let alone a mobile phone.
And so, she intended to ask Shi Qi for confirmation when they meet up in the afternoon.
Liang Fengmei went into the kitchen again to wash the vegetables.
Before Ning Meng could even set up her new phone, Liang Fengmei’s old phone on the table rang, showing an unfamiliar number.
“Senior sister, this is Liu Xuan, We’ll be meeting at the school gate at ten o’clock.”
Ning Meng replied with an “Alright” before deleting both text messages.
Last night, she had mentioned to Liang Fengmei that she was going out to play, and had gotten approval from her. After all, she was already old enough and with the academic pressure that seniors had, playing once in a while would only do them good.
At about nine o’clock, Ning Meng went out of the store and saw Liu Xuan on the other side.
Seeing her, Liu Xuan waved her hand, “Senior Sister.”
Ning Meng nodded.
Her impression of this girl was getting fainter and fainter because what she was seeing now, was a face that was completely pitch black. Even though she was getting used to seeing this appearance, she still felt a little scared.
Seeing such a thing In broad daylight was akin to seeing a monster in a TV series.
Liu Xuan’s expression looked complicated. She took out a piece of paper from her bag, and explained: “This is the map I asked for from them, I downloaded it from the Internet, this place only has the village marked down, and even though the river was big, it wasn’t marked down.”
According to logic, this was preposterous. If a river was very large, the relevant personnel who were inspecting the edge of the village would have definitely seen the river and would naturally record it down.
There were only two of them at the school gate. Liu Xuan pretended to ask casually: “Senior sister, are you in the same class as that senior?”
Ning Meng replied: “Yeah.”
Seeing this, Liu Xuan was about to ask her something more when the sound of a car drew the two people’s attention to somewhere not far away.
It was the Shi Family car, Ning Meng could tell at a glance.
Sure enough, Shi Qi stepped out of it in the next moment, his expression looking very unwell, but it lightened up a bit seeing Ning Meng stand on the other side.
Liu Xuan cleverly didn’t ask any more questions.
Despite knowing early on that the senior’s background wasn’t ordinary, seeing it with her own eyes was still surprising, especially when she saw two men in black riding inside as well.
After getting on the car, the driver took the map and drove directly to the destination.
After passing through the prosperous urban area, they began to enter the suburbs. As soon as the suburbs passed, the surrounding scenery became desolate, sparsely populated, and almost empty.
Ning Meng suddenly recalled the matter of the phone, and asked in a low voice, “The lucky number…Was it your doing?”
Shi Qi didn’t even spare her a glance, and simply said, “No.”
Ning Meng: “…”
She put away the phone and complained to the system: “The kid has learned to lie. Normally, you would ask what lucky number I was referring to… As his grandma, I’m so disappointed!”
The system said hesitantly, “…Maybe his rebellious phase has come.”
Ning Meng said, “What you said makes sense.”
Her great grandson was now in his adolescence, and there was no little cutie to accompany him and he had to study feng shui and catch ghosts every day, it was certainly repressing….Rebelling seemed quite normal.
She had no choice but to follow his thoughts and soothe his young heart.
As time ticked by, Ning Meng and the system conversed with gusto. After an unknown period of time passed, the car came to an abrupt stop.
The driver turned his head and said, “Master Qi, the road ahead is not suitable for driving.”
Ning Meng looked outside. They didn’t know where they were now. The road was quite narrow, and because there were a lot of fields in front of them, they could only accommodate three people side by side.
This place was really remote.
Liu Xuan took the initiative to speak out: “It’s not far, I remember I got off here too, and it took ten minutes to get there.”
Several people got out of the car, followed by the two men in black.
The look on Ning Meng’s face was complicated, and she recalled her previous life back in the cottage, Shi Shanjin arranged some people to protect them, but in the end, they were useless.
They looked tall and mighty as though they hailed from a triad.
After getting off the car, their view was much wider, and the distant villages came into sight, hidden by mountains and forests. The fields stretched from one end to another and chimney smoke billowed in the skies.
If the matter of the mask didn’t exist, this would’ve made for a really ordinary village scenery.
Shi Qi said, “Let’s go.”
He stood by Ning Meng’s side and Liu Xuan walked in front, saying that she was going to show the way when in fact, she was flustered inside, always getting an uneasy feeling.
Shi Qi turned to look at Ning Meng from time to time.
Ning Meng touched her face and asked curiously, “Why do you keep looking at me? There isn’t any flower on my face.”
Shi Qi didn’t speak, but he pressed his thin lips into a line, the expression in his green eyes indiscernible.
The road was quiet until the path became wider, and the houses in the village began to appear more apparent. The number of trees increased, growing lush, with weeds reaching the calves..
And in front, people from the village finally appeared.
She was at home last time.
This time, I won’t lose her.
——”Shi Qi’s secretly hidden little diary”
The author has something to say:
17: I have bodyguards, so it’s best to stick close to me
Speaking of men in black. Back when I was writing the cottage scene, I wrote that men in black appeared every 1 meter ahead, a lovely reader commented that she misread it as the men in black were all 1 meter tall
How could a bodyguard who’s 1 meter tall be useful hahaha
There was a big thunder tonight, and lightning came one after another, it was really scary.
Afterwards, the power in my home got cut _(:з」∠)_