Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: SpringBreeze, Kiramekineko
After the police interview, Xie Quan was ruled out of suspicion, but there were still many suspicious areas, so Ji Cheying ordered his legion’s information department to continuously monitor Xie Quan’s terminal activities, which included location detection.
So it was only right that Xiao Bai didn’t immediately notice that someone was detecting it, because Ji Cheying’s side was using military-to-military information technology, so it wasn’t so easy to be detected. At that time, after learning the news of Xie Quan’s kidnapping, he immediately ordered the information department in the imperial capital to report Xie Quan’s geographical location, and then he was able to bring the police department to rescue Xie Quan quickly.
This time, Ji Cheying got in touch with the Ministry of Information, but the results told him it could not be accessed.
Ji Cheying was getting ready to get into his car when he heard the reply, and his face was as cold as frost. “Explain.”
The subordinate there said with fear and trepidation, “The signal band of the target terminal suddenly disappeared, it may be blocked by the signal.”
With long strides, Ji Cheying’s face was dark as he got in the car, and clang the car door was slammed shut. The silver miniature beetle robot was now attached to the terminal of Xie Quan’s wrist, constantly emitting high-frequency electric waves, directly affecting the operation of the terminal.
Xie Quan was lying on the iron bed, he looked at Tang Wenshao, who was sitting on the test bench, and Xie Dongye’s struggling voice was heard behind him. Hearing Tang Wenshao’s words, Xie Quan asked, “What exactly is your purpose?”
Tang Wenshao smiled gently. “Why don’t you ask who we are?”
At this moment, Xie Quan’s body was still in a weak state due to the effects of the medicine, and it was difficult for him to even keep his head in such a twisted position to speak. The first time he confirmed the situation of his terminal, the silver beetle robot on top blocked his terminal signal, and he didn’t know where Xiao Bai was.
And this place had no windows, was closed around, with only a door to the outside. It was still summer, but this place was dank and cold. It should be in the basement.
Xie Quan’s voice didn’t rise and fall much, and in this situation, he still spoke without hurry. “The killing of Márquez, the attack on Xie Dongye, plus all the previous things, I’m afraid even my coming to Noel City is your handiwork, and you went to all the trouble just to plant the crime on me. No matter who you are, I have a score to settle.”
Tang Wenshao walked slowly from the test bench. “Don’t be angry, I have a reason for doing this.”
Walking up to Xie Quan, he stretched out his hand and pulled up the small blanket that had slipped down a bit, then he took Xie Quan’s hand and looked at him intently as he said, “Please understand. It is someone who has been waiting for more than ten years and whose patience is about to run out.”
Tang Wenshao’s hand involuntarily increased some force, as if the beast in his heart finally could not resist trying to tear apart the illusion of warmth on his face. He let go of his hand and put it behind his back, which was trembling slightly from excitement, and he said, “But, don’t worry, I will never hurt you.” He lengthened his tone and said in a serious tone, “I just want you to come back to us sooner.”
“You’ve done all these things and you expect me to join you? Are you thinking too naively?”
In response to Xie Quan’s forceful refusal, Tang Wenshao sat unconcerned on the edge of the bed, and then he said patiently, as if he were looking at a child who was being unreasonable, “Not join, but come back. No, Caesar Ansel, you were only temporarily separated from us, and now I will get you back.”
At the sound of that name, Xie Quan’s body stiffened, his worst premonitions coming true, and his brow almost locked. “Who are you?”
Tang Wenshao laughed out loud. “Didn’t you say you didn’t care?”
Xie Quan’s eyes were dark, his body was gradually regaining its strength, but even when it was fully restored it was not enough, he had to find a way to get out.
While thinking of a way to leave, Xie Quan remembered one more thing. He asked in a cold voice, “Is Anna also one of you?”
Tang Wenshao stood up at this moment and walked leisurely towards the test bench, “Anna, Anna Vichia? She was the first among us to find you. Otherwise, do you think a person from the Epsilon District would be so easily accepted by outer society? She found you and helped you settle down…”
“You used her to spy on me.” In response to the betrayal of the only person close to him, Xie Quan’s face had little anger, only indifference and coldness. “The design of the miniature beetle robot was really stolen by her for you.”
“This point, I have to say for her.” Tang Wenshao, who had his back to Xie Quan, kept pressing things on the test bench, seemingly operating something. “She didn’t know about my plan. When she took the design of the miniature beetle robot to me, she just thought that little guy would be helpful to the experiment.”
“Yes, my plan.” The various displays on the test bench were lit up, and Tang Wenshao’s voice seemed slightly muffled over the sound of the machinery running. “Didn’t I tell you? I just want you to come back to us quickly, and now, my purpose has been achieved—”
A display fell from above, with Xie Quan’s wanted notice clearly presented on it.
“You have nowhere else to go, come back to us.”
When he arrived at the home of the director of the resident management office, Ji Cheying saw Henry rummaging through the house for evidence. “Did you find anything?”
Henry shook his head. “There’s no trace of anything other than some household utensils.”
This was a one-person apartment, not very spacious, but very clean and tidy. There were very few things, looking a bit like a model room. And in the center of the room, the body lying on the floor, was swallowing a gun that he used to commit suicide, still holding it in one hand.
“Major General, did you find anything in the office?”
Ji Cheying said without changing his face, “Not yet.”
Whether it was the silver beetle or the evidence found in the office, Ji Cheying didn’t reveal it to anyone. At first, he just wanted to investigate it himself, and just now when he figured out that Xie Quan was the target of the bureau, he was even less likely to reveal the evidence to others. He would not let the man behind the curtain so simply call the shots.
Looking at the empty room, Ji Cheying guessed that the evidence that the murderer was Xie Quan must have been planted here as well, and he ordered in a deep voice, “Henry, you take someone to guard Xie Quan’s apartment now.”
Henry, who was about to go under the bed to look, froze. “Huh?” He froze in his movement to the floor and subconsciously asked, “Guard, guard for what?”
“Don’t ask so many questions, hurry up and go, no one is allowed to go in.”
Henry got up from the ground, and as an afterthought, responded, “Yes, Major General.”
The reason Henry was asked to guard Xie Quan’s room was partly to turn Henry away, and indeed, partly to prevent anyone from storming Xie Quan’s apartment.
When Janice brought people to break into Xie Quan’s apartment, Xie Quan kept stopping them. It was because there was something inside the apartment that no one could see.
After all, as an obsessed mechanical design master, there must be a lot of mechanical-related things in the apartment, only one of which could reveal that Xie Quan was Yan Bai.
Schiha had already applied for an arrest warrant, and if they couldn’t find Xie Quan at the hospital, then their next step would be to forcibly enter Xie Quan’s apartment.
If they succeeded, they would find out that Xie Quan’s real identity was Yan Bai.
At that time, the logic chain of “Xie Quan was Yan Bai, Yan Bai was the killer of the beta case” would be half completed. Even if the conclusive evidence that Yan Bai was the killer of the beta case was in his hands and had not been released to the public, with all the previous paving, as long as the real killer was not found, Yan Bai was the biggest suspect.
That was also almost a conviction.
And he must not let this happen.
Only, even after all this, where exactly was Xie Quan now?
Standing in this empty room, looking at the beta in a pool of blood on the floor, Ji Cheying’s face was as gloomy as a rakshasa. However, at this moment, a slightly childish and somewhat cheerful voice suddenly sounded in this space, unlike the current atmosphere.
Ji Cheying’s body stiffened, and then his eyes looked sharply at the source of the voice—his pocket. Frowning, he fished out another ring-type terminal from his pocket.
This was the terminal that belonged to Ji Ming.
In order to hide his identity, Ji Cheying had specially ordered a terminal for Ji Ming’s identity, and since Xie Quan had been hospitalized, he had rarely used it.
Taking the terminal out of his pocket, the voice rang out again. “It’s me, it’s me! Your cute Xiao Bai!”
“…” Ji Cheying looked at the extremely incongruous cute smile suddenly displayed on the dull and boring terminal, and he was silent for a moment. The artificial intelligence in his terminal would never use such a cute expression.
“Yes! Xiao Bai!”
The author has something to say:
Tang Wenshao: (keeps scattering evidence on the ground) Hey, hey, hey, when they see this, then Xie Quan being the killer will be the nail in the coffin.
Ji Cheying: (following behind in an effort to pick up evidence) you throw as much as I pick up, pick up I will burn it all.
I love this story—-but these cliffhangers are so rough! Save Snail Boy! Thanks for translating and editing!
Súper interesting! I feel bad for Anna, although she was a part of it, she quite didn’t know, but still.., I hoped she wasn’t involved! Hoping to find out more in the next chapter! I believe it’s XQ AI reaching out to JC?? Thank you for the translation!
The tension in the air! Owo
Thank You for the new chapter (๑°꒵°๑)･*♡
A lot has happened and been revealed in these last 2 chapters.
I wonder how much Ana knew; was she lied to /used?
It’s hard to tell how XQ feels, but it must hurt.
Was XQ/YB previously this u/k Caesar Ansel, or is that someone once really close to XQ?
Xiao Bai is on the alert now and contacting JC; looking forward to that collaboration!
Thanks for translating and editing.
the serious mystery genre turn to comedy on the author notes lmao
Another name for Xie Quan? Anna you traitor >:(
Thank you for the chapter!
Wowww what a long time sincw their planning!!
Yieeee Xiao Bai MVP TO THE RESCUE!!! QwQ💕
Is Yan Bai has relationship with the Royal Family?