STB Chapter 14: Tracing
STB Chapter 16: A Visit

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——He always felt like he’d forgotten a particular thing.

Jian Hua was cooking noodles and absently sprinkled some pepper.

The TV in the living room was on, and sounds traveled to the kitchen.

“Movie actor Li Fei publicly disclosed his love life for the first time. It turned out to be unrequited love. This host is also surprised! Please see the live broadcast below……”

Jian Hua was surprised for a moment, and the pepper sprinkled onto the table.

He only met the person a day ago, so could this be considered a love affair? Jian Hua remembered that Li Fei was gay, so he felt that Li Fei’s unrequited love was normal. He’s probably in love with a straight man, so of course, it’s not right to confess.

Turning off the heat, he poured the noodles to a bowl and went to the living room. He just happened to meet Li Fei’s eyes on the TV screen who sadly said, “Although the other person is single, I know the one that person likes isn’t me.”

It turned out to be a love triangle.

Jian Hua picked up his chopsticks, then held up the bowl while thinking.

The noodles were a bit overcooked, making it pasty. Such a headache, Jian Hua sighed.

A noisy group was on TV, showing the reporters hurriedly asking questions.

“That person……is in the inner circle.” Li Fei smiled and continued to tell the story.

“Very serious, and also very hard-working. You asked me about the things that I like about that person. This is not possible because, in my eyes, that person looked good everywhere.”

“In fact, I did not know enough about that person because of the distance……you need to understand, we’re not familiar with each other. But every time I see that person, I would find something new to love. So let me continue to indulge, such is unrequited love.”

“In fact, I loved that person at first sight.”

Jian Hua held the chopsticks in his hand. He carefully looked at Li Fei’s expression and eye movements. Although he had no talent in acting, Jian Hua had been exposed to it long enough. But after meeting Li Fei, he could not help but feel that the way a male god act was not the same.

When it came to an affair with no result, some would be depressed, but which man would be immersed in the contentment of such a tiny thing? There was a world of difference from General Wu!

Jian Hua continued eating his noodles. This was to get rid of Xiao YaQin, so he did not think deeply about Li Fei’s words.

The entertainment industry was full of half-truths and was ever-changing. Life was like a play, and it all depended on one’s acting skills. Li Fei was a prime example and you’d lose if you took him seriously. Not to mention that Li Fei’s “affectionate confession” was subtitled with a “she” so it’s hard for Jian Hua to take it seriously.

After listening to today’s entertainment news, Jian Hua went to the kitchen to clean the dishes. Cold water rushed into his hands, and he finally remembered what he neglected.

In the Abandoned World, the cameras were still working. The fact that Jian Hua walked into the elevator of Huan Yu Studios should have been caught!

Five people went into the elevator, mysteriously disappeared and the couple died mysteriously……

Jian Hua irritatedly threw the chopsticks into the sink. He deeply frowned and wondered how to get out of this affair. He never thought that he’d be a suspect to a murder case.

He opened his computer and searched through Huan Yu Studios’ murder story.

Due to the Pearl Hotel explosion the next day, the heat around the Studios’ murder case took a sharp drop. The gossipers went to Xiao YaQin’s video event, and at the moment, they were guessing who the Movie Emperor Li Fei’s unrequited love was. The couple’s murder case led to no further clues.

Jian Hua kept changing the keywords, Huai City, Huan Yu Studios……

“En?” Jian Hua stopped to look at a microblog. Huai City University had two girls missing. On the night of the incident, they went to Huan Yu Studios to watch the movie《Crow》.

He opened the photo and looked for half a minute.

Jian Hua never had a photographic memory. Also, the photo and the real one always had some kind of distortion so he couldn’t be sure if the two girls were the same two girls in the elevator that night.

Jian Hua thought of how he almost starved to death a few days ago and frowned even further.

He doubted the physical endurance of the two high school girls, so he’s afraid that they’re already dead in a corner somewhere.

This would be troublesome. The same five people went into the elevator, and he’s the only one alive. That would be hard to explain.

Jian Hua regretted that he was not wearing sunglasses out of habit. He also couldn’t remember the location of the elevator camera, or if the surveillance in the parking lot captured his license plate number——he did not know.

If the Pearl Hotel’s explosion hadn’t attracted the police’s attention, Jian Hua felt that he may have fallen under the range of suspects in the investigation, just waiting to be summoned at the police station rather than at home looking through microblogs.

What happened cannot be changed unless he destroyed the surveillance video.
Don’t talk about sneaking into Huan Yu Studios’ security department to erase the surveillance records, what if after the incident, the related videos were already extracted? What if they’ve been copied by the police?

Jian Hua’s face became more and more ugly. He had no choice. There was no escape. Like an animal curled up in the room, no matter how dark the corner he hid, he could not escape.

This was a cornered situation where a huge intangible net gradually closed in, suffocating him!


The things on the table flew out of control, then fell to the ground.

Jian Hua couldn’t suppress his own strength when the feeling of desperation and panic dominated him just now.

He was different from Li Fei. There’s nothing he can’t give up in this world, no achievements and dreams to occupy his soul. He had no sense of belonging to this world.

Being in a wealthy family when young, what can he not have? After going bankrupt because of debt, his relatives were gone without a trace. When he saw a friend, they would hide. The house was mortgaged, and he didn’t even have hot meals to eat, living like a lost dog. Only Lu Zhao had not left him, but it always felt like an investment transaction. Jian Hua had a deep sense of distrust for the people of this world.

How to explain the encounter at Huan Yu Studios, how to ensure that he would not become a lab mouse——thinking of the surprised and contemptuous eyes of his future interrogators, Jian Hua’s emotions grew unstable.

He realized he could not get away from this affair and the uncontrolled power soared geometrically.

Boom.” The power in his mind presented a terrifying force that shocked him. Jian Hua was covered in cold sweat, twitching, and only after a long while did he climbed out of the chair.

The room was a mess. The sofa floated in mid-air. The TV leaned against a shoe rack. The kitchen sink had a water column gushing out. The spray of water froze, looking exceptionally strange.


All the items instantly fell back to its original position.

Jian Hua stiffly turned his head. The wheezing noise from the neighbor’s old kitchen exhaust hood was gone.

The second hand on the clock stopped, 1:10.

——Li Fei’s awakening led to the end of the Abandoned World in advance. This time, when Jian Hua’s abilities went riot, it made this dangerous world come again.

Jian Hua subconsciously touched his pocket.

He had the habit of carrying food with him. However, bringing a mountaineering bag full of food for 24 hours was going too far. Now lying in his pocket were only chocolate and two small bottles of glucose.

Jian Hua opened the closet and picked a nondescript sports jacket. He also pulled out a hat, gloves, sunglasses and a mask, opened the door and ran downstairs. He swiftly turned in the quiet neighborhood and rode on an unlocked bike in the front door.

A powerful force filled every muscle and every nerve of his body.

Jian Hua felt that this time was different from the other two. The silent city was like a stagnant pool and any movements caused a circle of ripples. These were the fluctuations of ability holders.

Elsewhere in the pool, there were weak ripples generated which were incompatible in this calm place.

Jian Hua skillfully avoided these “ripples”. The city was big, so it’s hard to meet someone, not to mention Jian Hua who deliberately hid from them.

Laughter came from a police car on the roadside. Someone smashed the door, seemingly wanting to escape. The detention center also had some movement, but they woke up from their ecstasy when they were stumped by the handcuffs.

——they have no ability. Even though the world’s people were gone, they also could not escape ah.

So the laughter turned into curses and collapsed into a cry.

Jian Hua did not know this as he rushed towards Huan Yu Studios.

The bustling shopping center was empty as Jian Hua went into the staff area, and towards the hidden security department. But the control room had a password lock. Even employees had to enter a password to open it.

Jian Hua pressed down the handle on the other side with his ability and used it to forcefully open the security door.

Fortunately, this was during work hours, so the machine was running. Jian Hua entered the time and opened the surveillance record but found that the files on that night at the elevator and parking lot were missing.

Did the police copy the video and because the content was too ridiculous and would create a sensation, they deleted the original?

Jian Hua had a headache when he suddenly felt that there was something outside the Studio.

The reason he called it a thing was because the feedback from Jian Hua’s ability sensor was in a rectangular shape. Of course, there was no such creature in this world, so Jian Hua judged it as another ability holder since the power around the object showed a similar “ripple” effect.

Quickly leaving the security office, Jian Hua gathered his strength and calmly went to the mall floor.

There were many places to hide here since the mall opened several doors at the same time. The intruder’s location in Jian Hua’s eyes was no secret so Jian Hua could calmly avoid the other and quietly leave.

To his surprise, something unexpected happened.

The ability holder went towards the Studios’ elevator doors, stopped and looked around, then loudly shouted:



“I know you’re here. That day we encountered the incident, the newspaper said that the couple was dead. My friend is also dead. I’m afraid to go home now!”

The voice sounded like a young girl, and she was crying.

Jian Hua bent over to hide his body behind the jewelry store sign, detouring from the back of the counter to go around the elevator. Squatting in the dark, he looked at the girl.

She looked like the girl in one of the pictures of the missing schoolgirls in Weibo.

“Yesterday Li Fei awakened his abilities. The Abandoned World suddenly ended so you didn’t have the time to destroy the surveillance videos in Huan Yu Studios. I know you will come today so come out okay? I know some things, I can tell you the truth.”

The curve on Jian Hua’s mouth became more profound as his eyes went cold.

He left without looking back and did not look at the girl anymore.

The girl did not know this and once again called out toward the mall several times. Then, in frustration, she sat on the ground while muttering in a voice that only she could hear, “Strange, did he not come? Impossible. Jian Hua is so cautious, if he did not personally confirm his own safety, he cannot even sleep well.”

Last Edit: 04-04-2020 10:45 AM

This is machine translated and all copyrights belong to the author. Please note that the translator might take creative liberties for better readability. Thank you for reading.

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