STB Chapter 15: Careless
STB Chapter 17: Spoiler

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It’s a pleasure to walk far in just seconds.


Walking out of Huan Yu Studios, and returning under the sun of a silent city, Jian Hua felt cold.

Lu Zhao was strange, the mob that bombed the Pearl Hotel was also strange, and what about that girl who suddenly appeared just now?

Crying couldn’t move Jian Hua. They were in a world where time stopped, and the girl’s body emitted a “field”, stronger than any wandering person in the city.

This person could control their ability and even made their power appear stable.

Based on this alone, even if the girl cried a river of tears, Jian Hua wouldn’t respond to her.

Not to mention, after “perceiving” that pretending to be helpless was useless, that girl immediately took a second set of program: Stating that she and Jian Hua have the same position, faced the same crisis and that she had the advantage of knowing the truth. She’s willing to “cooperate” and tide over the difficulties together.

This attitude was well-placed. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t work on Jian Hua.

She was a variable. If Jian Hua thought he could control this variable, he would unhesitatingly go out and learn everything he wanted from the girl. However, Jian Hua did not have enough understanding of his own ability, and the confidence given to him by this power failed to surpass the law and modern technology.

The more people wanted Jian Hua to make a choice, the more Jian Hua became cold. Unless he wanted it, there’s no chance of even considering it.

Exposing himself, meeting the girl, and knowing the truth (truth or false not guaranteed), could these solve the situation where Jian Hua might be targeted by the police?

No. If the girl had a solution, she would not say that she “hid from the public” and would not have looked for him. There was a profit behind any motive, you couldn’t just look at the surface. Although he’s not sure what she wanted to do, for the current Jian Hua, having one more “comrade” who could only comfort each other was useless.

If he wanted comfort, he could go find Li Fei. At least he knew him, not the little girl on the roadside……

Did she think there was not enough suspicions on his back?

The police found the missing girl with a strange man, and the girl pointed out where her friend’s body was. What would it look like if it’s published on the news? Jian Hua did not even need to think about it.

Jian Hua lifted the bicycle he had dropped on the ground and quickly disappeared at the end of the street.

Soon after, the girl, who wandered around the mall, finally came out and carefully counted the bicycles parked in front, then her face instantly changed: “That’s not right, there’s one less!”

The girl rushed out and looked around. The sun shined on the road. The world was still silent and the shadows cast by the buildings motionless.

Restraining the urge to shout, the girl nervously bit her finger: “Impossible, Jian Hua is an S-class ability holder and fearless. The book said that people close to him would even hand over their lives to Jian Hua, and be at his mercy! In this situation where he’s able to control my life and death, why did he give up the chance to know the truth?”

While talking to herself, she couldn’t help but beat her head.

“Bad luck, this body died when I got it. Original owner, why did you not chase after Jian Hua when you left the elevator and noticed something’s wrong? It’s such a good chance……”

Finished being upset, the girl could only find another way. She brooded and suddenly realized: “Is the person in the elevator not Jian Hua? The author said on Twitter that Jian Hua is the first to awaken in the Abandoned World. If the Huan Yu Studios incident is not the first one, then Jian Hua was alone at home when the Abandoned World descended, so his awakening was silent?”

The more she thought about it, the more possible her guess was, and the girl, who found out that her strategy was wrong, stomped her feet: “I’ll let you off lightly. Anyway, I was there in the surveillance, so it’s good to destroy it all.”

Angrily leaving Huan Yu Studios, the girl did not go far when a person suddenly appeared from behind a car.

The girl’s sight went dark and her back had an extra arm, tightly squeezing her arms and shoulders and imprisoning all the actions of her upper body. The “field” of power around the girl changed accordingly and “swallowed” her whole body.

It was the red-haired Jack who attacked the girl. He was not surprised at seeing this bizarre scene and just kept a tight restraint on the other’s arms. It looked like he’s battling with a mass of air which was comical.

“Hey, give up! You call this a cover-up, not invisibility!” Jack wheezed.

He went to Huan Yu Studios to check if the case on the internet was related to the BOSS of Black Abyss. Jack spoke Chinese very well but it was difficult to understand the Chinese netizens discuss the matter. He couldn’t understand the popular online slangs and the usage of some words was completely different from what he was taught by his Chinese teachers.

As a result, when he met a girl on the road who had no companions and carried no sharp weapons, Jack’s eyes lit up. Good chance! Regardless of whether it’s a book transmigrator or an original character, he should grab them first before asking.

“Hello, don’t be nervous, I need help, we cooperate……”

The girl sneered from the void.

“Ow!” Jack screamed. His arm loosened and the invisible girl took the opportunity to escape. Jack convulsed and threw the durian away from his lower body, leaving N holes in his hands.

Jack, who curled up like a shrimp, kept breathing in cold air. It took a full 10 minutes before the pain eased: “Oh……my God! China already…… has space ability holders?”

Poor Jack, sighed over China’s strict management of firearms, and carried out the attack with confidence, because the Chinese girl didn’t carry any anti-wolf spray or stun gun. He had few opportunities to move but he never expected meeting an awakened ability holder and even have such a big killing device like a durian.

Jack’s legs trembled as he rolled two more rounds on the ground.

——

Huai City was very big, but Jian Hua didn’t know where to go.

He put the bike in its original place and walked along the residential street for a long time, completely absent minded.

Jian Hua regretted the elevator incident that night. He did not expect this slip, and it was too late to say anything.

He was not stupid enough to run home, pack up and ran away. China was so vast, but he couldn’t ran away. This wasn’t ten years ago where a wanted photo became useless as soon as he escaped to the rural areas.

Jian Hua felt bitter, realizing that he’s going to the detention center.

November in Huai City was late autumn, so the community was full of leaves.

The swing’s frame was rusty, and the old people’s exercise equipment was badly damaged. Jian Hua felt the urge to smoke again. The cold wind blew and made him dizzy so he simply sat down on a bench by the road.

He did not bother to wipe the dust and leaves on the bench.

With his head growing heavier and heavier, Jian Hua raised his hand to rub his forehead twice, when a ball suddenly rolled to his feet.

With his eyes stopping on the ball, Jian Hua heard the clamor of voices. The initially entirely empty neighborhood suddenly became filled with playful laughter from children. Outside the fence, cars came and went. The bustling city returned once again.

The cell phone in his pocket made a light sound, indicating he had a new message.

“Jian Hua, are you OK?”

From the sticky Lu Zhao.

Jian Hua directly put the phone back, but then he heard a “wah” cry. The child, who came up to pick up the ball, cried when he saw Jian Hua with his hat, mask, and sunglasses on which made up for a scary “bad guy” image.

“……”

Under the vigilant eyes of the child’s grandmother, Jian Hua, who looked like a “trafficker,” quietly walked away.

He returned home with the feeling of the sky falling down, and fell asleep, not wanting to worry about it.

This was actually his best sleep for more than a decade, with no dreams and not disturbed by anything. When he woke up, it was already dark.

The clock pointed to two o’clock in the morning.

Even the passing seconds had become a pleasant thing.

The colorful poster of General Wu, which was torn from the magazine, was taped to the bedside of his bedroom. Jian Hua looked at him in a daze, but then the doorbell rang.

Jian Hua frowned: Is it that guy Lu Zhao?

If he didn’t open the door in the middle of the night, this guy would crazily knock on the door until the neighbors came out to curse.

Jian Hua walked into the living room with a cold face and turned on the porch light. However, the moment he opened the door, his expression blanked out.

——Two bars and one star, the rank of Major.

In the middle of the night, a soldier with such a high status and with a bulging waist was standing outside his home. Jian Hua could not help but glance at the corridor behind the other man.

No police, no arrests, only one Major.

“Are you Jian Hua?”

“Yes, who are you looking for?” Jian Hua instinctively asked.

“Can I go in and talk?”

Woodenly opening the door, Jian Hua pondered over this trend. It seemed different from his speculation?

Zhang YaoJin’s eyes were redder than a rabbit, and he had a tired face. These days, he’d been running back and forth between Haicheng and Huai City, only closing his eyes when sitting in the car.

After the living room light was turned on, Zhang YaoJin looked at the room. The decorations were out of date, there were no wallpapers, and the floor was tiled. The living room appliances looked ordinary, and the sofa was made of artificial leather. It was all spotless.

Jian Hua didn’t offer any tea or water. He just nodded towards the uninvited guest in the middle of the night: “Sit down.”

Zhang YaoJin’s mood was particularly complicated. To be frank, for the safety of his subordinates, he chose to come alone. Everyone else was outside the neighborhood, not even daring to let them stay downstairs.

The Jian Hua in the Penguin chat group records had an unreasonable temperament, hid behind the scenes, cautious, low-key, and powerful. As a result, he saw such a poor house. Looking at the area around the old district, Jian Hua most probably bought second-hand housing—— there’s too much of a difference from his description of a humanoid nuclear weapon.

“Hello, I am Zhang YaoJin.”

The Major said, staring at the other person’s expression.

Jian Hua’s nerves settled down. This situation was better than he expected, so he was calmer and without speaking, inquisitively looked at the uninvited guest.

“I am a Major of the National Special Forces ‘Red Dragon’, responsible for hostage-taking, terrorist attacks, political espionage, and such things.”

Even the Secret Services came. The corner of Jian Hua’s eyes involuntarily twitched. The country seemed to know a lot. It appeared that at least he would not be treated as a madman and be sent to a mental hospital.

“Major Zhang, have you seen the surveillance video?” Jian Hua decided to go straight to the point. Regardless of whether the suspicion could be cleared up, he should get rid of the trouble first.

“Ah?”

Zhang YaoJin was taken aback. Although he reacted quickly, Jian Hua did not miss the surprised look from the Major’s tired face. Jian Hua realized that the other side didn’t see the surveillance video before coming to his door.

“At the Pearl Hotel explosion, we found Li Fei.” Zhang YaoJin never imagined that after investigating, they really found someone named Jian Hua from Li Fei’s interpersonal relationships.

Jian Hua looked at him strangely: “So he said it?”


The author has something to say:

Li Fei: No, I’m not shouldering this blame!!


Last Edit   07-25-2020 11:04 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.

STB Chapter 15: Careless
STB Chapter 17: Spoiler

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