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His head hurt, and it felt so heavy… Hei Xiao 1 used all of his strength to crack open his eyes.

Where am I? What happened to me? He tried hard to remember, and a scorching pain seemed to drill through his head.

“Ah!” He groaned in agony. He remembered; he had been shot in the head. But why wasn’t he dead? Could it be that his luck was so shitty, the bullet had lodged itself in his skull but wasn’t fatal?

Hei Xiao strained to widen his eyes, as he wanted to get a clearer view of his surroundings. Someone with a rounded, moronic face with his mouth wide open appeared in Hei Xiao’s vision.

“Ahhh!!! You’re awake! Doctor, doctor, he’s awake! Wahhh… I thought you were brain dead…” cried the young man with the chubby face as he threw himself onto Hei Xiao, shaking violently.

Jeez, if you keep shaking, I’m going to actually become brain dead!

There was a flurry of footsteps outside, and a group of doctors entered. The one in charge grabbed the man and threw him aside. “Don’t get in the way.”

Then, the doctor roughly opened Hei Xiao’s eyelids and looked at the instrument beside the bed. “He’s in a stable condition.” Then, he turned around and left, and the other doctors followed.

…Hei Xiao got the feeling that he didn’t seem to be very welcome here.

“How are you feeling? Does your head hurt?” The young man moved closer to look carefully at his face.

Hei Xiao alertly tilted his head and said hoarsely, “Where am I? Who are you?” Then, he froze. Why did his voice sound so strange?

The man was stunned and changed back to the idiotic look he had in the beginning. Then, he exclaimed, “What, what happened to you?! You don’t remember me?! You, you don’t remember how we played World of Warcraft together and when we hooked up with those girls with E-cups?!”

Hei Xiao rubbed his temples. If someone could make this person stop yelling, he would pay a considerable service fee.

The door opened again, and this time, it wasn’t doctors who came in, but a man and a woman. However, the young man finally stopped shouting. He nimbly rushed over to them and said sorrowfully, “Boss, Guan Jin has amnesia, and he even asked me who I am!”

When the man heard this, he frowned slightly and walked over to the hospital bed.

Hei Xiao’s eyes brightened at once; this man was so handsome! He had a slender figure, and his face was perfectly exquisite; not delicate, but masculine like it should be. He even had an extraordinary aura, and with his refined clothing, he was like a character from a manga. Wait, no, he was incomparable to even the handsome men in manga.

This man was of Hei Xiao’s taste, and if he wasn’t in an unfamiliar environment and so weak, he definitely would’ve pulled the man into a tight embrace and kissed him fiercely.

“How do you feel?” asked the man.

His voice was also pretty damned perfect.

Hei Xiao shook his head. “Not very good.”

The man frowned again. “You don’t remember me? You don’t remember Little Bai and QiaoYu either?”

Hei Xiao continued to shake his head impassively. “Although I really want to say I remember, I think it would be better if you guys introduce yourselves one by one, perhaps I can recall something.”

“Hahaha…” The beautiful woman with curly hair behind the man laughed. “Say, Guan Jin, your sense of humor seems to have doubled after you got amnesia.”

Guan Jin? Hai Xiao squinted in confusion. Could it be that these people were playing a prank on him? But, no—— Hei Xiao lifted his hand and stared at his fair, slender fingers.

“Mirror.”

“What?”

“Mirror.”

Lin Bai reacted quickly and rushed into the bathroom, got a small mirror, and handed it to Hei Xiao.

Hei Xiao took the mirror and slowly raised it in front of himself. He had never felt something in his hands be so heavy. The slightly pale face in the mirror had small eyes, a sharp chin, and looked very, very ordinary.

Hei Xiao took a deep breath and looked again. It was still the same.

“Guan Jin? Are you okay?” Chen QiaoYu asked in concern.

“Excuse me, what’s the current year and date? What country is this? What city?” Hei Xiao asked, suppressing his shock.

The man sitting by the bed said reassuringly, “It’s March 15, 2010. We’re in Country C, City S.”

Fortunately, Hei Xiao was still on Earth, and he hadn’t traversed into some other dimension or into the next century. But how could he have gotten here from Hong Kong?

“Then I…”

“You’re Guan Jin, and you were born and grew up in City S.”

“And you guys?”

“I’m Wen JingHan. That’s Lin Bai and Chen QiaoYu. We’re your coworkers.” Wen JingHan’s faint smile was inexplicably quite reassuring.

Hei Xiao rubbed his forehead. “Coworkers?” He looked the three of them up and down: a handsome man, a beautiful woman, and a young, cute man. “The entertainment industry? Or modeling?”

Wen JingHan laughed. “Ha, are you praising our appearances? You’re overthinking it, our profession is very ordinary.” He stopped smiling. “We’re the police.”

“Ah, what happened to him? He fainted again! Doctor!”

Who could tell Hei Xiao why he had become someone else when he opened his eyes? And, he was a fucking police officer?! Today was March 15 2, right? Can he report an identity theft? Although he had been on Interpol’s most wanted criminal before he died, those people didn’t know what he looked like at all, so he had practically never dealt with them before. But now that he had suddenly become a police officer, it wasn’t very comfortable for Hei Xiao, who didn’t even bat an eye when killing someone.

God, although I’ve sinned a lot, you don’t have to play me like this! Hei Xiao hoped that this was just a nightmare and that when he opened his eyes the next day, everything would return to normal.

The sun rose as usual, and he opened his eyes as usual. Nothing changed, and he was still Guan Jin.

This body was a lot weaker than his previous one. His tall stature, mightiness, strong muscles, and rugged handsomeness were all obliterated by this body that was like a chick with its feathers plucked. When he looked at this ordinary, innocent, sharp-chinned, and monolid face with eyes that were slightly curved upwards, it was like looking at a template!!! As he looked at the young, thin person in the bathroom mirror, Hei Xiao breathed heavily to resist the urge to smash the mirror.

*****

About a week had passed since he had woken up. In this period of time, people had come to visit him. Besides the three from before, he also saw the other people in Guan Jin’s unit. They weren’t all that handsome or beautiful, but they each had their own unique traits and were quite good-looking. Hei Xiao wondered if the criteria for picking the police force was based on appearances.

He was in the Special Cases Unit, which consisted only of the elite, that was directly under the police department’s General Bureau. Wen JingHan looked young and was gentle, but Hei Xiao could clearly feel that all of the team’s members trusted and admired him greatly. Getting to his position probably meant that he wasn’t as innocent and harmless as he seemed and wasn’t one to be to be trifled with. 

Fortunately, Hei Xiao hadn’t done anything rash at the time, or else the outcome wouldn’t have been very good. From now on, he would have to be very cautious since he was under the watch of an entire team of elite police officers, and it would be catastrophic if he gave himself away in the slightest.

It wasn’t that Hei Xiao hadn’t thought of leaving before. It was just that this wasn’t Country M, his familiar nest, so he didn’t have any resources or contacts. Moreover, it would be even more dangerous to go outside like this.

Most importantly, Hei Xiao definitely didn’t want to be in the dark about his own death! The disclosure of his route and his abnormal lapse in concentration both showed that some people had schemed against him. No matter what, Hei Xiao had to figure out why those people had wanted him dead. His current identity as a police officer might even be useful.

 

He returned to the living room and looked around at Guan Jin’s small and old but clean apartment. Hei Xiao closed his eyes, but they abruptly shot open again. From now on, Hei Xiao was no more in this world; there was only an ordinary police officer, Guan Jin.

 

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Translator Notes:

  1. His name translates literally to Black Owl. It’s probably more of a code name, but it’s the only Chinese name used to refer to him in his past life.
  2. March 15 is World Consumers Rights Day.
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Audry
January 14, 2021 8:11 am

Interesting story, definitely will follow this up. Thanks! 😄

Xiaofanfan
January 14, 2021 10:37 am

Suspense thriller! Super likey!! 🙆🏻‍♀️

So cool to have another one of this genre here. Thank you translator-san, editor-san!

Eyesee
January 14, 2021 1:23 pm

This is really interesting so far! Thank you!

Yhelia
January 14, 2021 6:03 pm

I’m super curious to know what will happen next! I’m particularly interested to see how he adjusts to having an “ordinary” face, and whether he’s going to start attracting ML candidates despite it… 🤔😍

Karai
January 15, 2021 4:19 am

Um… is the original officer dead, or we have here just a case of an identity swap? Either way, I’m looking forward to more!🤩

Thank you for the chapter!!!

Rxya
Rxya
January 15, 2021 6:15 am

Looking forward for more interesting chapters.

Dio85
March 16, 2021 5:35 pm

And I know I like this story already!! I’m hooked and will be reading to catch up. Thank you for the translation!

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