STB Chapter 15: Careless

STB Chapter 14: Tracing
STB Chapter 16: A Visit

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Book Transmigrator No. 2: I’m very sincere.


——He always felt like he’d forgotten something important.

Jian Hua was cooking noodles and absently sprinkled some pepper on the bowl.

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

“The 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 watch the live broadcast below……”

Jian Hua was taken aback, and the pepper sprinkled on the bowl’s edges and onto the table.

He only met the person a day ago, how could he suddenly have a crush? Jian Hua thought of the fact that Li Fei was gay, and felt that Li Fei’s unrequited love was quite 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 the bowl and walked into the living room. He just happened to meet Li Fei’s eyes on the TV screen who was sadly saying, “Although the other person is also 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, fished up the noodles and ate while thinking.

The noodles were overcooked, making it pasty. So troublesome, Jian Hua sighed.

A noisy group was on TV, showing the reporters rushing to ask 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. I can’t answer that because, in my eyes, that person looked good everywhere.”

“Actually, I don’t 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 fell in love with that person at first sight.”

Jian Hua paused while holding the chopsticks. He carefully watched the changes in Li Fei’s expression and eye movements. Although he had no talent in acting, Jian Hua had been exposed to it long enough that after meeting Li Fei, he could not help but sigh with emotion at how good the male god’s acting skills were.

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. When cold water rushed into his hands, he finally remembered what he neglected.

In that time stagnant world, the cameras were only a decoration, but the fact that Jian Hua walked into the elevator of Huan Yu Cinemas should have been caught!

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

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

He turned on his computer and searched the whole story of the Huan Yu Cinemas’ murder case.

Due to the Pearl Hotel explosion the next day, the heat around the Cinemas’ murder case took a sharp drop. The gossipers all went to Xiao YaQin and the video incident. At this 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 Cinemas……

“Huh?” Jian Hua stopped to look at a post in Weibo. Two girls from Huai City University lost contact and their last known location was on the night of the incident, when they went to Huan Yu Cinemas to watch the movie《Crow》.

He clicked on the photo and looked at it 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 these two girls were the same two girls in the elevator that night.

Jian Hua frowned even more at the thought of how he almost starved to death a few days ago.

He doubted the physical endurance of the two girls, afraid that they’ve already died in a corner somewhere.

This was troublesome. Of the five people who entered the elevator, only he was alive which would be hard to explain.

Jian Hua regretted that he didn’t have the habit of wearing sunglasses when going out. 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 might have entered the range of suspects in the investigation, just waiting to be summoned to the police station rather than looking through Weibo at home.

What happened couldn’t be changed unless the surveillance video was destroyed.
Not to mention sneaking into Huan Yu Cinemas’ security department to erase the surveillance records, what if all 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 in, he could not escape.

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

Pop!

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

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

He was different from Li Fei. He had nothing in this world that he couldn’t leave behind, no achievements and dreams that occupy his soul, and even 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, and his friends would hide when they saw him. The house was mortgaged, and he couldn’t even eat hot meals, living like a lost dog. Only Lu Zhao didn’t leave him, but it always felt like an investment transaction. Jian Hua had a deep sense of distrust to the people of this world.

How to explain what happened in Huan Yu Cinemas and how to ensure that he would not become a lab mouse——Jian Hua’s mood became unstable when he thought of facing the interrogator’s inquisitive or contemptuous eyes.

Realizing that he could not get away from this affair, he lost control and his power exploded exponentially.

Boom.” A terrifying force exploded from his mind which made Jian Hua sweat and twitch. It took him a long while to get up from the overturned chair.

The room was a mess with the sofa floating in mid-air, the TV leaning against the shoe rack,  the kitchen sink gushing out a water jet, and the spray of water was solidified, looking exceptionally strange.

“……”

All the items instantly fell back to its original position.

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

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

——Li Fei’s awakening caused the Abandoned World to end prematurely, and this time, Jian Hua’s ability riot brought this dangerous world to come again.

Jian Hua subconsciously touched his pocket.

He made it a habit to carry food with him, but it was too outrageous to carry a hiking bag full of food for 24 hours. Now he had chocolate and two small bottles of glucose in his pocket.

Jian Hua opened the closet and picked a nondescript sports coat. He also pulled out a hat, gloves, sunglasses and a mask, opened the door and ran downstairs. He swiftly turned around the quiet neighborhood toward the reception room, then rode away with an unlocked bicycle.

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

Jian Hua felt that this time was different from the previous two times. The silent city was like a stagnant pool. Him walking through it caused ripples, showing the fluctuations of his power.

Elsewhere in the pool, there were also faint ripples generated which were incompatible in this calm and empty place.

Jian Hua skillfully avoided these “ripples”. The city was so big that it would be hard for him to meet anyone, not to mention when Jian Hua was deliberately hiding.

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

——wihthout an ability, even if everyone in the world disappeared, they couldn’t escape, ah.

So the laughter turned into curses before collapsing into a cry.

Jian Hua did not know these as he just wanted to rush towards Huan Yu Cinemas.

The bustling shopping mall was empty as Jian Hua walked around the staff area, and finally found the security department. However, the control room had a password lock where the employees had to enter a password to enter.

Jian Hua pressed the handle on the other side with his power and forcibly opened the security door.

Fortunately, it was work hours, so the monitors were running. Jian Hua entered the time and opened the surveillance record, only to find that the records of the elevator and parking lot were missing that night.

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

Jian Hua had a headache when he suddenly felt that something was approaching the outside of the Cinema.

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 the world, so Jian Hua judged it as another ability holder since the power around the object showed a similar “ripple” effect.

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

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

To his surprise, something unexpected happened.

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

“Hey!”

“……”

“I know you’re here. We had an accident that day. The newspaper said that the couple was dead and 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 leaned down to hide his body behind the jewelry store sign, detoured from the back of the counter to go around the elevator, then squatted in the dark to look at the girl.

She looked like one of the girls in 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 Cinemas. I know you will come today so come out, okay? I know what’s going on. 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 didn’t tale another look at the girl.

The girl did not know this, and called out toward the mall several times. Then, she sat on the ground in frustration while muttering in a voice that only she could hear, “Strange, did he not come? Impossible. Jian Hua is so cautious. Without personally confirming his safety, he can’t even sleep well.”


Last Edit: 07-21-2020 7:49 PM

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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