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Ji Cheying first looked at the test report of the surgical wound on the victim’s head. The wound on top of the victim’s head was presented in the air using 3D imaging.

Through instrumentation and comparison of the shape of the wound, the traces left by the edges of the skin tissue, all that showed conclusive evidence that the person who performed the surgery was a left-handed person, and the surgical instruments used do not match the ones issued by the mainstream manufacturers on the market.

“At this point, it’s very likely that the perpetrator made the surgical instruments himself, or purchased an underground product that was distributed informally.” Henry said, “We have sent people in the major black market trading yards to find the relevant transaction records, but because of the characteristics of the black market, the investigation is a little difficult. As for the former, to make this kind of apparatus, one must have professional instruments, and we are also currently tracking down suspicious traces.” He added, “I have to say that Yan Bai fits all of the criteria so far.”

Yan Bai’s work was traded on the black market, with which he naturally had close ties. And as a top mecha engineer, it was normal for Yan Bai to have professional instruments.

Ji Cheying nodded, “Okay, so check, the perpetrator has some professional medical knowledge, can perform craniotomy, but also can accurately destroy the Loon area in the human mind, must have been trained. Another point, check the transaction records of inhibitors as well as pheromones. For the perpetrator to do research in this area, one must need a large number of inhibitors and pheromones.”

Henry hurriedly wrote this down.

After this, Ji Cheying opened Xie Quan’s investigation records, Henry relaxed his serious attitude and said, “Major General, your new neighbor is quite good-looking.” He flattened his mouth and tsked twice, “But his life is a bit miserable.”

Xie Quan’s information was projected in the air, from his birth information to his grown-up job and everything else. Xie Quan’s face, which made people feel relaxed and happy, also appeared in the air. When the photo was taken, the young man smiled a little and showed a little bit of confusion and helplessness in the dynamic photo.

Ji Cheying was not a high and mighty officer who didn’t smile when dealing with serious matters, he usually got along with his subordinates very casually. He glanced at Henry and asked teasingly, “What, you like him?”

Henry hurriedly waved his hand, “Not that, just, he is quite attractive.” It didn’t matter what he liked, or what their background was.

Ji Cheying glanced at Henry and was helpless in his mind.

Let him go to investigate others who were suspicious. Why did it feel like he was going to read a story? He focused his attention on Xie Quan’s profile. Then, looking at it, his eyebrows lifted.

It was written that Xie Quan was born in Noel City, but when he was young, his parents died in an accident and he was sent to his uncle’s house, that is, Xie Dongye, to foster him. However, after Xie Dongye took over the property left behind by Xie Quan’s father as guardian, that is, the apartment building, he did not fulfill his responsibility, but sent Xie Quan directly to a boarding school in a remote place, and then only gave a small amount of living expenses every month.

After Xie Quan got a little older, it was as if he was forgotten by the Xie Dongye couple, who rarely even paid his tuition on time. So, Xie Quan had to work and study on his own. The poor Xie Quan was also rejected by his classmates in school, the impact of Xie Quan’s grades fell, and finally just went to a not very good university, getting a casual diploma.

After graduation, Xie Quan did not return to Noel City, but found a poor job to make a living.

A few months ago, Xie Quan quit his job. He only recently returned to Noel City and found his uncle.

Ji Cheying thought of the dreary room in the trash heap where they met at the beginning.

Henry followed and looked at the image again, saying, “His uncle’s family is really shameless.” They took over other people’s property and treated him like that. If Xie Quan’s father knew about it, he would be angry.

Ji Cheying looked again at the clear, bright eyes of the young man in the dynamic photo, and when he saw him this afternoon, he looked at him with the same gaze. It was like a spirit in the snowy mountains.

Ji Cheying frowned and agreed, “What a bunch of trash.”

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Xie Quan had settled down for now. The small semi-basement was tidied up and cleaned up. In the only place where there was light, Xie Quan set up a workbench. As for the bed, he bought a mattress directly on the floor, it did not look bad, but he was never careful about this kind of thing as long as he had a place to sleep, it was fine.

After buying a bunch of convenient food, Xie Quan went on like before, staying at home to study machinery. It didn’t make much difference where he was or what kind of place he lived. As long as no one bothered him –

‘Knock, knock, knock’

Xie Quan’s arm was as smooth as if it had been fitted with a brace, and he drew the details of the structure on his design with a very fine nib. The straight lines were as straight as if they were printed out.

”Knock knock knock”

Xie Quan stared at the armed mecha’s arm without blinking.

”Knock knock knock knock.”

Xie Quan’s hand stopped.

He raised his head, and his normally calm eyes set off waves of murderous energy. His gaze was thrown like a razor blade at the door that had been making a constant noise since a while ago.

Damn, who the hell keeps knocking on the door? Is someone going to die?! Doesn’t anyone know to stop and go if they don’t respond? Why in the world do we need doors? Isn’t it good for humans to stay in their rooms?

‘Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock’

“Xie Quan, are you there?”

Xie Quan slammed his pen down on the table and took something to cover his workstation. He stood up and walked towards the door, pulling it open with one hand as he looked coldly at the person in front of him, “Is something wrong?”

Márquez didn’t expect the gentle beauty he saw that day to become cold all of a sudden. “We’ve arranged to have dinner together, I’ve come to pick you up.”

Xie Quan furrowed his brow.

What dinner date? When was it? Why didn’t he remember? Had he ever met this person? Oh, yes, the annoying alpha who was like a peacock crossing the street on the stairs that day.

Márquez saw Xie Quan’s unkempt appearance, his face was still pretty, but his clothes were used and not new, and he was wearing a pair of slippers. He got a little disgusted, “You’re not going to go in this outfit, are you?” Aware of the obvious meaning of his words, Márquez coughed lightly to cover up a little, “Of course, I don’t dislike you. You can wear anything, but after all, we will be going to a more formal occasion, and because the chef is not ordinary, there are many people who would love to go. If you go like this, I’m afraid that will be uncomfortable. “

Xie Quan looked at Márquez inexplicably, “I’m not going.”

Márquez was stunned, he thought Xie Quan had stage fright, he laughed a little and said comfortingly, “Don’t worry, I’ll be next to you.”

“…” Xie Quan thought he might not have made himself clear, remembering that Anna often complained that he didn’t make himself clear, so he patiently clarified again, “I have dinner and don’t want to go with you.”

Márquez didn’t take it seriously, he sighed dotingly, “Are you afraid you won’t have the right clothes? I didn’t think it through, but I have some clothes there that might be too small for you.” In fact, he was going to give it to his lover, but he would just buy more when the time came.

Xie Quan looked at Márquez’s immersed expression and was puzzled. Was his communication ability that bad? It doesn’t seem that bad, right?

Xie Quan got a headache. Why is it that humans were not machines and could not directly upload information to a chip to communicate? Xie Quan was embarrassed and annoyed, he said again, “I really don’t want to go, I have something to do.”

He wondered in his mind what state Anna’s words about not holding back and not provoking others should be at this moment.

Márquez froze for a moment, then asked insistently, “Huh? What is it?”

Xie Quan was thinking of what to say, when a voice relieved him.

“We’ve got a dinner date.”

Xie Quan looked at the other end of the corridor, and the man was carrying two more bags of stuff in both hands, but this time it wasn’t garbage, but ingredients. Still wearing the same worn, but brightly polished leather shoes. Obviously a beta, but looking a bit more imposing and strong than the alpha in front of him.

Ji Cheying approached under the hostile gaze of Márquez and asked Xie Quan, “Right?”

“…” Looking at the other party’s sure sight, Xie Quan’s mind went blank, then frantically searched his own mind. He couldn’t have accidentally said yes to the other party at some point, could he?

Xie Quan had a problem, probably because his mind was too active, he often spoke to people even when his thoughts kept spreading out, resulting in often missing some of the information in the conversation. No matter how his mind wanders, he looked silent and focused on the surface, often giving the illusion of a default attitude.

As a result, there were times when he did unknowingly agree to something strange.

Xie Quan was well aware of this fault, which was why he did not reject Márquez very forcefully at the beginning. Because he knew that he might really make Márquez think that he had agreed to the other side.

So, now he also took Ji Cheying’s words of relief. He seriously dwelled on it. An alpha who used intimidation as perfume. A slightly more ‘down to earth’ beta.

He nodded, “Mn, I have an appointment with Ji.”

He sighed in his mind. He actually really just wanted to be left alone.

 

The author has something to say:

Xie Quan: ‘down-to-earth’ store = down-and-out poor store

Ditto for the ‘down-to-earth’ beta…

Ji Cheying: ????

 

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Dio85
August 21, 2022 10:08 pm

This Marquez is really shady! 🤯🤯 thank you for the translation and editing! ❤️

WangXian31
August 22, 2022 3:10 am

Who is doing these terrible things to betas? Are they purposefully implicating Yan Bai, or is it just that the Imperial Army have wrongly made a connection?
Will the paths of the 2 cross? 😬
This Márquez is a real slime ball.
I enjoy the author’s ‘something to say’ at the end of chapters too ☺
Thanks for translating and editing.

LicoLico
August 26, 2022 5:54 am

Poor real XQA :< His ‘family’ are just bunch of sc*ms! Good that JCY appeared for rescue! (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

Thank You for the new chapter (๑°꒵°๑)・*♡

BlueFish
September 17, 2022 5:50 pm

Marquez is such a creep. And dangerous. Because he doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

Jiyeoreum
September 24, 2022 5:07 pm

He said ‘no’ but this guy keeps forcing him 😠

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