Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Returning home after a long absence, Shen Si’s first steps led to the balcony to look at his flowers. Xi Luo watered them as scheduled after Shen Si left, and with Bai JunYi living next door, it didn’t look like there were any problems.
“With the God of Light around, you don’t have to worry about your flowers dying.” Xi Luo huddled on the sofa with an English dictionary, “Did the Special Unit find out what’s wrong with you?”
“Wrong with me?” Shen Si looked at Xi Luo.
Xi Luo closed the dictionary, “About why you always enter playfields. Even if I don’t say it, you should’ve noticed it yourself, this frequency is a little too high, the Special Unit wouldn’t ignore this.”
“Not sure, the Special Unit and I have talked about this kind of problem, the advice they gave me is to not go out. Since they cann’t find the reason, they can only say that it’s my luck.” Shen Si sat down on the couch, turned on the TV and watched the news program, “Maybe my luck is really bad.”
At that moment, the doorbell rang and Xi Luo, and after sensing who it was, he got up from the couch and moved to the corner of the room, looking like he didn’t want to make contact with the person outside.
Shen Si, who thought Xi Luo was going to open the door, froze, then he helplessly stood up and went to open the door, and sure enough, Bai JunYi was standing outside the door.
Bai JunYi was wearing a white fluffy jacket, wrapped like a lamb. Shen Si knew Bai JunYi was afraid of the cold, but didn’t expect him to be afraid of the cold to this extent.
“Xiao Si, you’re finally back.” Bai JunYi smiled and walked in, he took off his furry jacket, then sat down on the sofa, “After living in the Special Unit for so long, how are you now? Are there any problems?”
“Yes, I’m fine.” Shen Si poured a cup of warm water and handed it to Bai JunYi, “If there was something wrong, the Special Unit wouldn’t have let me come back.”
“That’s true.” Bai JunYi’s voice was gentle as he held the warm water, “However, many things are not as simple as one might think, I am here mainly to find Xi Luo.”
Xi Luo was obediently reading the dictionary and raised his head, then looked at Bai JunYi blankly, his eyes seemed to say: What do you, a ghost purifier, want from me, a ghost controller?
After Shen Si’s departure, the team discussed his issue. The three S-Rank Survivors were so well-known that it wasn’t difficult to find their contact information. Bai JunYi was living next door to Shen Si, was older, had a stable personality, and was a credible adult; it was better to tell him about this matter than to tell others.
“Recently some organizations are contacting me privately, wanting me to join, so I came to ask if Xi Luo’s side is the same.” Bai JunYi was clutching the glass of water, his voice gentle, “Xiao Si, the relationship between you and us is too close, the Special Unit is worried about the ripple effect on you.”
Xi Luo instantly understood what was going on, he walked over with his dictionary in his arms, “Or is it the same group of people?”
“Probably, maybe it had also absorbed some ordinary people with some financial and material resources.”
Shen Si, who didn’t understand at all, looked at them, “What are you talking about?”
“In the world of unlimited flow there were also organizations, various small groups. In order to try to survive, they would gradually develop and grow but would eventually deviate from their original trajectory.” Xi Luo frowned slightly, with a bit of complexity rare at his age, “Soon, those organizations became a group of vicious groups that oppressed others. In the world of unlimited flow there was no good and evil, only survival, so no one paid attention to this problem, and was just thinking about surviving.”
But such a survival mode was not used in the real world. If those organizations still followed the rules of the past, sooner or later they would become the target of extermination by the Special Unit.
“Do you have an organization?” Shen Si looked at them curiously.
“None of the three of us have joined any organization, that’s why those people are contacting us.” Xi Luo quickly sorted it out, “They think I’m the easiest to get?”
“That’s how the Special Unit judged.” Bai JunYi nodded his head.
Shen Si looked at them, and after a moment he got up and left. The matter about Survivors had nothing to do with him, and he didn’t intend to listen longer. He actually didn’t want to get involved with Survivors if he could, it was better to let them discuss and solve this matter by themselves.
When he walked into the bathroom, Shen Si looked at his hair in the mirror, and the color in his hair had faded a bit; it looked a little light yellow, the roots of his hair had grown half a finger, showing his black hair, and it looked a little strange.
It was time to dye my hair back.
But before that…
Shen Si turned his head to look at his messy shelves.
Gotta get this stuff in order first.
Just after finishing up, Shen Si took his phone out of his pocket, and just as he opened the screen Shen Si saw a friend request with Jing Lian’s name on it.
Why is it him again?
He refused, but the next moment, a new friend request came, and it was still Jing Lian.
“What the hell is going on?” Shen Si looked at the friend request inexplicably, “Can’t he see that I don’t want to bother with him?”
The darkened rental room, Jing Lian stared closely at his phone, after the friend request was rejected, he quickly sent another one. He found out Shen Si’s contact information from others, and couldn’t give up. This was his moneymaker, as long as he received a message, it didn’t matter what it was.
Sending a friend request persistently, until Shen Si agreed, Jing Lian exhaled.
He didn’t put the money to fill the company’s hole after he got it, because it was too little and not nearly enough. With the last bit of luck, he put the money again into the online gambling, the results were that he lost again, but it didn’t matter. As long as Shen Si stayed in contact with him and he let those people know everything, he could sell them his information and could still get the money.
This would require Shen Si and him to become friends.
[You finally agreed, what’s wrong? Aren’t we friends?] Jing Lian tried to send a message.
[Obviously we talked quite well before.]
Shen Si looked at the message he sent with a peculiar look in his eyes. To be honest, he didn’t have much of an impression of Jing Lian, but this person and himself were definitely not friends, or even acquaintances at best.
Pulling the person into blocked directly, Shen Si put his phone on the table top, not wanting to pay attention to him at all.
[How about having a meal together sometime?]
Just as Jing Lian sent this message to Shen Si he saw the response, [You and the other person are not friends], his smile froze on his face.
“Why? Why do you have to be so cold? I’m just trying to get along with you!” Jing Lian murmured, his eyes filled with panic.
“It looks like he doesn’t even want to care about you.” Qin Yu sat next to Jing Lian, “It’s a shame you won’t get the money.”
“No, that’s not true! He must have pressed the wrong button!” Jing Lian grabbed Qin Yu’s coat, “Don’t go, please believe me, I’ll be friends with him soon and give you lots of news! As long as you give me money, I can get you any information!”
Qin Yu reached out and patted his shoulder, his voice gentle, “Give up.”
Turning to leave the rental room, the tenderness on Qin Yu’s face instantly disappeared, and he shrugged off his hand with some disgust, regretting his decision a little.
If he only needed to check Shen Si’s history, he could certainly do that himself, but unfortunately the information that could be gathered was that Shen Si was just an ordinary normal person. Under such circumstances, he decided to find Shen Si’s information by purchasing it. However, the person he found was a slag and all he got was some lousy information.
It looked like it was time to start with the Special Unit.
In the afternoon Xi Luo and Bai JunYi left together, they seemed to go to the Special Unit to discuss some things. Because Xi Luo was not home, Shen Si also didn’t cook a special meal, just made a bowl of noodles to eat casually.
Turning on the TV, the news programs were still about Survivor and playfields, but not as often, and occasionally mixed with some ordinary person’s crimes.
The fact that a playfield opened at the headquarters of the Special Unit was well concealed, and the short time combined with the lack of any features, as well as the fact that no one had died, it hadn’t been known to anyone but a select group of people by now. Shen Si chewed the noodles in his mouth, and just then he heard a knock at the door.
First it was a normal doorbell, but before Shen Si could get up the doorbell turned into a knock.
This urgent sound irritated Shen Si’s eardrums and he got up and walked to the door, and through the cat’s eye he saw the person outside, it was Jing Lian.
“Open the door!” Jing Lian almost shamshed the door down the door, “Shen Si, are you in there? Open the door for me, I just want to be friends with you, don’t do this, or I’ll be sad. Open the door for me!”
Shen Si had never encountered such a thing, or rather he simply didn’t have the conditions to encounter such a thing, a person who can only be considered to be acquainted to ran to his home for some purpose to smash the door.
The sound of banging on the door became more and more violent and could be considered a nuisance. Shen Si opened the door from inside and he looked at Jing Lian with no expression, “What are you doing?”
“Shen Si,” Jing Lian looked at him almost ecstatically, “Shen Si, you opened the door, I know, we can be friends, right?”
“Why do you know where my home is?”
“It doesn’t matter!” Jing Lian grabbed Shen Si’s sleeve, “What’s important is that we’ll be friends.”
Pulling his sleeve out of his hand, Shen Si frowned at him, “Why is it so important?”
“Do you want me to die? Shen Si, help me!” Jing Lian began to cry, “I beg you, let’s become friends!”
Is this person crazy?
In the hallway room, Qin Yu sighed slightly, he closed his eyes and thought helplessly, Sure enough, this person is a rotten person, and rotten people basically only do rotten things, it looks like he still needs a hand.
Qin Yu opened his eyes, and in the darkness, a green thread burrowed into the wall from his hand. The green thread was spreading and sticking through the ground into Jing Lian’s exposed ankle. Jing Lian shuddered twice, and after a moment he raised his head, and under the light, Shen Si was able to see his eyes turn bloodshot.
“Why did you reject me? You want me to die that badly?” Jing Lian stared at him with wide eyes, “In that case, I’ll let you die first!”
In the afterglow, Shen Si saw Jing Lian’s hand turn into the claws of a fierce beast in that instant, and was only a centimeter away from his chest.
As if a light bulb shattered, time stopped, even the air stopped flowing, and Shen Si’s eyes widened slightly.
By the time he reacted again, Jing Lian’s grim face faced him, but his hands were still ordinary hands. Kicking him straight out, Shen Si locked the door from the inside.
Picking up his phone from the table, Shen Si began to look for the phone number of the Special Unit. Just now Jing Lian was not at all like an ordinary person anymore, right? What was with the beast’s claws?
“Shen Si! Open the door!!!” Jing Lian was still banging on the door.
Qin Yu, who was hiding between the hallways, came out carefully, and looked at his palms blankly, “Just now…”
In the Special Unit, Bai JunYi paused, jerked up and stared into the distance, and Jian Nian, who had been forcibly pulled in, had a hard look on his face, only now, his face was also a bit subtle.
“What’s wrong?” Ning Yangze looked at Bai JunYi strangely.
Bai JunYi frowned slightly, “Just now… Time seemed to have stopped for a second.”