Chapter 3.1: The Villa Suddenly Collapsed

  Just as before, the Portrait of the Deceased on the left still remained the same.

  By now, Shen Yuanye was finally able to look at this picture directly. As for the Date of Death, nothing had changed, as Li Mengran was still listed before Zhang Wentao.

  Without much thought, she continued to swipe through the news before she halted abruptly.

  As compared to the picture that appeared when she followed Zhang Wentao’s Weibo page, the only difference was a different picture appeared on Li Mengran’s Weibo page when Shen Yuanye followed her.

  In the picture, a triangular district was situated behind Li Mengran, as she sat on the ground, leaning her back against a wall. Pinned at her thigh area by a piece of slate, blood was gushing out from her wounds continuously, pretty much like a river.

  She could not help but tilt her head as she leaned against Zhang Wentao’s shoulders.

  With his eyes wide opened, anyone could see that Zhang Wentao was straining to lift and move the slate aside. Even so, the slate in the picture had barely moved an inch.  

  As tears welled up in his eyes, he exerted so much force that it seemed as if the grief in his eyes was going to spill over any time soon.

  In seeing this, Shen Yuanye’s heart began to ache.

  Taking a deep breath, she decided to unfollow Li Mengran on Weibo, and it was long before she was able to return to her senses.

  According to the time sequence, she thought the order of the Date of Death she saw previously was rather strange, as it seemed that Li Mengran would die first, then Zhang Wentao.

  Out of a sudden, a thought popped into her head.

  Fortunately, Sun Ai did not see that picture of Zhang Wentao boosting Li Mengran up when they were back at the hotpot restaurant. Otherwise, with her personality, she would have long since made a ruckus over it.

  After sorting out the messy medley of thoughts in her mind, Shen Yuanye found herself selecting several people she had followed on Weibo before deciding to unfollow Sun Ai.

  She just wanted to see whether that was indeed the case.

  A minute later, Shen Yuanye once again tapped on the follow button.

  Once more, her phone screen went black, and soon after, it reverted to normal. Similarly, the things that appeared on Li Mengran and Zhang Wentao’s Weibo pages made their appearance on Su Ai’s Weibo page as well.

  On the left were a simple black and white picture of a white-haired old granny, who had similar features to Su Ai.

  Whereas, Su Ai’s information was indicated on the right side.

  Name: Sun Ai
  Date of Birth: 3rd November 1995
  Date of Death: 18th March 2076

  As she continued to read through the content, she found a picture of an elderly Sun Ai lying on a bed in a hospital ward, seemingly in a peaceful sleep. 

  However, the electrocardiogram on the side was showing a flatline.

  Despite her experiment coming out successfully, Shen Yuanye’s mouth was set in a hard line.

  Leaving Su An’s Weibo page, she went on to try it out on several other people, pretty much getting the same results as well. Without failing her expectations, these Portraits of the Deceased, Dates of Death, and Pictures of the Death Scene made their presence on all their Weibo pages.

  It seems like everyone on her following list would only pass away, only decades after.

  As for now, the situation became much simpler as Shen Yuanye felt that she somehow managed to gain an incredible skill.

  It would appear that her Weibo page was able to predict the future.

  Based on her experimentation results today, as long as she followed the other party on Weibo, the page would immediately refresh to show their Portrait of the Deceased, Date of Death, and Picture of the Death Scene.

  As for the reason why Li Mengran and Zhang Wentao appeared in the same picture, Shen Yuanye was not entirely sure. Nevertheless, she reckoned that it might be due to the fact that both of them were by each other’s side when the accident happened.

  Not only that, but Shen Yuanye also was not sure of her predictions’ accuracy.

  When she died, it was still during the evening of the 8th, yet it had long since turned into a dark wintry day.

  At that time, there was not any news of the Film Emperor and Empress of Pop getting into an accident. Hence, it was a possibility that this was fake, or they had gotten into an accident only after she died. That way, it was very normal for her not to know anything about it.

  At this thought, Shen Yuanye heaved a sigh.

  For what it’s worth, even if it was for real, she feared she would be arrested and sent to the police station if she were to rush to Zheng Wentao and Li Mengran this instant to tell them that they would die on the 8th.

  Who knows, she might just get sued for fabricating this rumor.

  ***

  The next day, Shen Yuanye made her way to lodge a police report.

  It was just that she had nothing more than a blurry picture of the other party that even his face could not be seen clearly. 

  As such, the police officer in charge could only advise, “You should be more careful these days. We’ll contact you again once we have any news. In the meantime, please do not travel around on your own.”

  Upon hearing that, Shen Yuanye nodded her head and replied, “I got it.”

  Stepping out of the Public Security Bureau, she let out a warm breath.

  Apart from showing the police officer earlier, her phone had been stored away in her pocket. Suddenly, it emitted a familiar crisp sound, indicating she received a new Weibo message.

  Before she had the chance to open the Weibo app on her phone, she received a call from an unidentified caller. It was only after staring at her phone for several seconds that she answered the call cautiously. “Hello?”

  “Hello, is this Miss Shen Yuanye?” A lady spoke through the phone, her voice carrying traces of intellectuality.

  Calming herself down, Shen Yuanye continued to move forward. “I am. May I know who’s on the line?”

  “I am Su Yun, the editor for Fei Shang magazine, and I sent you a private message yesterday.” The other party explained briefly before asking, “I was wondering if you are available to meet up in person?”

  “Today?”

  “Anytime this week works for me.”

  Shen Yu considered for a moment and then asked, “How about the day after tomorrow in the afternoon?? I might have something on today and tomorrow. Would the day after tomorrow, at 3 p.m., work for you? We’ll decide on the venue when the time comes.”

  Soon after, Su Yun replied, “Alright.”

  After hanging up the phone, Shen Yuanye did not return to the hotel, but rather, she made her way to a cafe that provided free wifi services and began to search for an apartment online.

  It could have been her good luck, as several small apartments had actually caught her eye.

  Making a comparison between her available choices, she eliminated some due to their location. In the end, she was only left with two options——two over 50 square feet apartments located downtown. 

  They were situated in an area where she would have easy access to the supermarket and gym. Also, the apartments were within walking distance of the subway station.

  Out of all the apartments, these two were ideal for her now.  

  Hence, Shen Yuanye contacted one of the landlords and arranged for a house viewing tomorrow morning.

  If all went well, she could arrange to meet up with Su Yun around that area the day after tomorrow. That way, she would be able to save time if she had to travel around again afterward.

  By the time she returned to the hotel, it was already 6 p.m.

  Once she was done washing up, Shen Yuanye laid on the bed and went on Weibo. Just like before, she began searching for several celebrities to test out her new Weibo function.

  However, she was afraid she would see something she should not. As such, she only chose two celebrities from the most searched topics on Weibo, and the results she attained were pretty much the same.

  In general, they would live up to seventy to eighty years of age.

  It never occurred to Shen Yuanye that she would gain such extraordinary skill. Now, if it were true, this skill would practically be a black technology1 It describes a technology that is much more advanced than that of the real world. Also, it does not appear in national or international files or databases. So, this sort of technology exists, but no one knows of them. !

  Could it be that it was due to her being killed far too miserably in her previous life?

  At the moment, it was just that she was unsure whether it was true. Shaking her head, she decided not to put so much thought into this and see how things would pan out in two days, on the 8th.

  ***

  Shen Yuanye finally decided on her apartment and signed the contract with the landlord on the 8th, midday.

  Once that was done, she made her way to the nearest cafe and began browsing through Weibo on her phone as she waited for Su Yun. 

  She was now afraid to follow others casually on Weibo, so she removed all those marketing accounts recommended by Weibo previously, leaving only Sun Ai.

  On second thought, she still unfollowed Sun Ai on Weibo.


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