STB Chapter 15: Careless
STB Chapter 17: Spoiler

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Outside Huan Yu Studios, and returning under the sun of a silent city, Jian Hua’s heart chilled.

Lu Zhao was strange, the mob that bombed the Pearl Hotel was also strange, and what about that girl that 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” more than any wandering person in the city.

This was a controlled ability, and also exhibited the stable form of a person’s power.

Because of this, even if the girl cried out, Jian Hua would not take care of her.

Not to mention, once she became “aware” that being 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 wait to become a “collaborator” and work together to overcome difficulties.

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

She was a variable. If Jian Hua considered controlling this variable, he would not hesitate to go out and learn everything that he wanted from the girl’s mouth. But Jian Hua did not have enough understanding of his own strength, and the confidence given to him by this power failed to surpass the law and modern technology.

The more people want 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 with the girl, and at best knowing the truth (truth or false not guaranteed). Could this solve the situation where Jian Hua might be targeted by the police?

It won’t. 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 every motivation, you cannot 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……

Does she think the suspicions on his back was not enough?

The police found the missing girl in peers with a strange man. What if the girl told them where the body of her friend was? What would it look like if it’s published on the news? Jian Hua did not have to know everything.

Jian Hua lifted his bike from the ground and quickly disappeared at the end of the street.

Shortly after, the girl finally went out after walking around the mall in a circle. She carefully counted the bicycles parked in front, then her face instantly changed: “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 loudly, the girl nervously bit her fingers: “Impossible ah, Jian Hua has an S-class ability and fearless. The book said that people close to him would even hand over their loved ones in Jian Hua’s hands, 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……”

Annoyed after finishing, the girl could only find another way. She brooded and suddenly woke up: “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 is silent?”

The more she thought about it, the more possible her guess was. The girl, who found out that she 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 car suddenly appeared without a trace.

In front of the girl, there was suddenly an extra arm behind her back, tightly reining in her arm and shoulder and imprisoning all the actions of her upper body. The strength of the girl’s body “field” changed and her whole person was “swallowed.”

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.

“Obediently admit defeat! You call this a cover-up, not invisibility!” Jack blew a breath.

He went to Huan Yu Studios to check if the case on the internet was related to the BOSS of Black Abyss. Jack’s Chinese was slipshod however, and it’s hard to understand the discussions of Chinese netizens about the matter. He couldn’t understand the online terms and the usage of some words was completely different from what he was taught by the Chinese tutors.

As a result, he traveled with no companions. The girl did not carry a weapon, so Jack’s face lit up, thinking it’s a good chance! Whether it’s a person from the book or a person in the real world, he should grab them.

“Hello, do not worry, I need help, we work together……”

The girl sneered from the void.

“Ow!” Jack screamed while clutching his lower body. His arm loosened and the invisible girl took the opportunity to escape. Jack twitched and threw away the durian that smashed into his body. Also, his hands also had N holes.

The pain made Jack curl up like a shrimp. He kept breathing in cold air for almost a full 10 minutes before the pain eased: “Oh……my God! China has……they even have space ability holder?”

Poor Jack. He was lamenting China’s strict management of firearms. He was at ease because of this, so he boldly attacked. Because Chinese girls only carry anti-wolf spray and stun guns at most, he never expected meeting an awakened ability holder to have 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, his heart empty.

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 even if he ran, he couldn’t run away since this wasn’t ten years ago. With a wanted photo, taking refuge with a wealthy relative in a faraway place was useless.

Jian Hua’s mouth was bitter. He realized he’s going to the detention center.

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

The swing’s rusted frames were full of stains. The old exercise equipment was also damaged. Jian Hua felt the urge to smoke again. The wind blew his head into dizzy waves as he sat down on the cold bench by the roadside.

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

With his head feeling heavy, Jian Hua raised his hand and rubbed his forehead twice. 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 elusive Lu Zhao.

Jian Hua directly put the phone back, but he heard a “wah” sound. The kid who came up to pick 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. He didn’t want to control his mood and directly fell asleep.

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

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

Even the passing seconds had become something to be happy about.

The colorful image of General Wu, which was torn from the magazine, was taped to the bedside of his bedroom. Jian Hua looked lost in thought, but he hadn’t come out of it yet when 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 switched on the porch light. However, the moment he opened the door, his expression became blank.

——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 house. Jian Hua could not help but look at the corridor behind the other man.

No police, no arrests, only one Major.

“You are 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 also 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 in the car could he shut his eyes for a while.

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

Jian Hua didn’t offer any tea. 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, considering the safety of his subordinates’ lives, he chose to come alone. Everyone else was outside the neighborhood. He did not even let them stay downstairs.

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

“Hello, I am Zhang YaoJin.”

The Major said, staring at the expression of the person sitting on the couch.

Jian Hua’s nerves settled down. The situation was better than he expected. He became calmer and did not speak, even inquisitively looking 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, whether or not he would be cleared of suspicion. In short, get rid of the trouble by saying it first.

“Ah?”

Zhang YaoJin was surprised for a moment. 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.

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

Jian Hua looked at him strangely: “Then what did he say?”


Last Edit   04-04-2020 11:20 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.

STB Chapter 15: Careless
STB Chapter 17: Spoiler

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