STB Chapter 16: A Visit
STB Chapter 18: Relationship

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It was an excellent opportunity to drive a wedge between two S-class ability holders.

Should he provoke them or should he tell the truth? 

Zhang YaoJin hesitated for a second: “We are looking for a person named Jian Hua. The only clue that we have is that he may be related to Li Fei.”

It was a bit of a detour, but Jian Hua understood immediately. He wondered in his mind: Neither the surveillance records nor Li Fei exposed him. Since when was his name on the blacklist of the National Secret Services?

Even if there was no Pearl Hotel incident, would he still get implicated just with his association with Li Fei?

His face went black for one second before returning, Jian Hua was suddenly speechless.

Major Zhang could actually avoid answering and let Jian Hua misunderstand Li Fei. He could also fan the flames and distort the facts.

The investigations showed that Jian Hua was just a stuntman that signed up with the actor Li Fei the day before yesterday. There was no connection, but there were many things in the world that didn’t look the same on the surface. In front of someone’s acquaintance, discrediting his relationship with the other person was not a wise choice——how could he be sure that they’re really unfamiliar with each other?

Zhang YaoJin decided not to provoke Jian Hua.

Actually, Major Zhang was not allowed to make mistakes during this conversation.

Zhang YaoJin took out two card-sized white papers and pushed it in front of Jian Hua.

One of them was full of words with Li Fei’s age and birthplace, the awards he won, the products he represented, blood type, zodiac sign, hobbies and so on. The data was backed up by the fans’ official support groups.

The other one was considerably empty. Except for the name “Jian Hua,” there were two lines of words with question marks: Maybe met Li Fei? Lives in Huai City?

Jian Hua scanned the card and calmly asked, “What is this?”

“The two people who will affect China in the future.”

“……” Jian Hua was surprised by this shocking start and suspected the other party’s identity.

Zhang YaoJin had lean and soldierly qualities. Even with his tired face, he still had his back straight and his eyes were full of deterrence. He had the habit of giving orders, and it’s like there’s a stamp on his face showing he’s an elite.

If he was acting, someone who could perform so well would be counted with two hands in the entertainment industry, so there’s no reason for him to lie.

Jian Hua could only frown, “Major Zhang, are you joking with me?”

“I don’t want to believe it either.” Zhang YaoJin took a deep breath. The contents of the chat group records were dubious, but there were also doubts concerning the Pearl Hotel incident. When he brought people in to arrest Li Fei and asked him “to cooperate with the investigation,” the fact that the miniature energy detector was destroyed by Li Fei hurt Major Zhang’s eyes.

Misfortunes don’t come singly. Strange things happened in Huai City: suspects that were detained in the detention center caused rampant destruction on the rooms when they tried to escape——these events occurred in that strange time——one of the police cars was damaged and the suspect fled with handcuffs. Fortunately, he was eventually arrested and did not cause more panic.

Major Zhang hurried back to Huai City to clean up the mess.

The case had already been reported, but the reply had not come in yet. Major Zhang had the latest progress on the “Jian Hua” name in front of him and was caught in a dilemma.

To rashly contact the person was to take a significant risk.

But not communicating…..who could guarantee that Jian Hua wouldn’t embark on that dark road? It would be too late when that happened.

“You’re an ability holder. The recent changes, you know better than me.” Zhang YaoJin tried his best not to be overbearing. He couldn’t adapt to this gentle way of talking.

Pushing the two card-sized white papers on the coffee table, Jian Hua leaned on the couch and spread out his hands, “I don’t want to beat around the bush. You’re not sure that I’m that Jian Hua, are you?”

Countless people in China were called this name.

Inside the circle, they could be an assistant, a makeup artist, a stage lighting director, and many others. Chances were, you’d find four or five Jian Hua. Even in Huai City, entering these two words into the household registration system would yield a few pages of search results.

Searching in a country with billions of people and millions of permanent residents——was no joke.

“Today at around 13:00, Huai City’s Geological Bureau has monitored large-scale energy fluctuations in this area.” Major Zhang removed the third card from his pocket. The only words were longitude and latitude values.

Jian Hua was thoughtful.

Zhang YaoJin gave the standard answer, “Your home.”

“……”

“Of course, that’s only my inference. The satellite map shows that it was on the southeast corner of this district. As for the other evidence, I carefully examined your most recent travel and found you.”

Zhang YaoJin did not forget that Jian Hua mentioned a “surveillance record.” But for security reasons, he didn’t want to force Jian Hua. He then changed the subject and put out a sincere and serious expression, “On behalf of ‘Red Dragon,’ I took over Huai City’s Pearl Hotel explosion case. Arresting the suspects is not my ultimate goal, it’s to safeguard the country’s peace and to maintain social order. You and Li Fei have no criminal record, and you are no different from the thousands of people living in this city. I will offer my help as appropriate for any troubles you may encounter.”

This was the first time that Jian Hua heard his name and Li Fei mentioned at the same time.

He was stunned for two seconds and almost refuted Zhang YaoJin. The movie emperor is far from my life, where did the analogy come from?

Guessing his thoughts, Major Zhang’s next words were——

“Li Fei encountered a lot of trouble. The amount of energy from his body is too scary, alarms will be triggered when he passed through security gates.”

As a car owner, Jian Hua, fortunately, did not take the subway these days. But thinking again, he couldn’t pass through security checks. That meant he couldn’t travel by plane or train, so how would he travel to the North for filming?

“You arrested Li Fei?”

“He’s cooperating with the investigation.” Major Zhang corrected it.

“Meaning.” Jian Hua didn’t want to discuss semantics and directly asked, “You do not intend to release him?”

“We will not detain him just for 24 hours.” Zhang YaoJin glanced at his watch and nodded while answering, “A few hours later, he can leave.”

“……”

Jian Hua’s eyes made Zhang YaoJin feel strange: Is he looking forward to Li Fei being detained?

“How do you intend to solve the security problem?” Jian Hua asked faintly.

——Normally, if Li Fei had to work somewhere, he must follow.

“You may need our ‘Red Dragon’s assistance and take a special channel.” Zhang YaoJin circled back to the topic, feeling strange. The thing that could move Jian Hua was not coming personally to show his sincerity, nor was it taking the initiative to tell the secret. It’s because Jian Hua still wanted to live in this country and that he was unfortunate enough to have no savings, making him continue to work contractually.

Thinking of it, Zhang YaoJin decided to swallow that fact and not speak for the time being.

Jian Hua’s ability was very different from Li Fei’s. When Major Zhang was standing in front of Li Fei, the sense of crisis was sharper than a blade. But here on Jian Hua’s side, except for the pair of vigilant eyes that made Zhang YaoJin feel suffocated, nothing else was unusual.

This did not make Major Zhang feel relaxed, on the contrary, his mind stretched tighter.

He was once drugged in the jungles of the South when he was young. He strayed into a snake cave and eventually came out unscathed——the python later attacked the villagers and was killed. According to the guess of an experienced hunter, the python had just finished eating at that time, letting Zhang YaoJin escape——in that dark, damp and stuffy cave, something vaguely pressed on your uneasy nerves, but you couldn’t find anything.

The miniature energy detector on Zhang YaoJin’s pocket was quiet with no vibrations.

Zhang YaoJin was worried. He understood that the “true leader” of the Black Abyss, from the beginning of the story to the end, had hidden for 10 years.

If it wasn’t for the Pearl Hotel bombing incident, it wouldn’t attract the attention of the local government and classified the reports as terrorist attacks. Then the “Red Dragon” stationed at Haicheng was ordered to come and investigate——these ability holders that awakened silently also knew how to destroy surveillance records, it’s strange not to be found!

When Jian Hua realized what his abilities were and fully control it, he would be like a drop of water that sunk into the river, no way to find him.

“You just mentioned that I will affect the country……what do you mean?” Jian Hua thought that Zhang YaoJin also hid a lot of secrets.

“I want you to join Red Dragon’s newly established ability holder team. You can live your life, you have that right. No one will force you to cooperate with the national research, I promise!”

Jian Hua’s eyes flashed, his expression couldn’t help but become ironic, “You represent them with your personal assurance?”

Zhang YaoJin solemnly nodded, “Although it is my personal assurance, I believe that this guarantee will be effectively implemented! Because soon, something big is going to happen worldwide!”

“……”

Jian Hua went silent again because he felt that his brain cells were a little short-circuited. He felt what Major Zhang was implying, that Li Fei and himself would become secret weapons, more powerful than the Nation’s weapons. Is that even possible?

A thought came to him, and Jian Hua blurted it out, “You are saying——”

“Abandoned World, there would be a big crisis in that world where time is stagnant!” Zhang YaoJin’s face was expressionless. That’s the main reason why he’s in a rush today.

The Chat Group Records were ridiculous. The only thing that could be validated was Li Fei’s condition since it was a mystery that many surveillance cameras couldn’t explain. However, this impending disaster, even if they were to believe them, wasn’t credible.

In the Abandoned World, a group bombed Pearl Hotel, and when they returned to reality, all traces of destruction would remain.

Imagine, people living in tall buildings would suddenly fall down and die. Someone driving on the freeway would find themselves in a bottomless pit without a car, or while eating a meal, one would suddenly get caught in flames……what kind of trouble was this?

Nobody wanted to blink and see the city in ruins by the next time they opened their eyes.

This was a crisis that had taken place beyond the scope of nuclear weapons!

It’s been found that in the Abandoned World, only ability holders could enter. To control the crisis, only the S-class ability holders like Li Fei and Jian Hua could handle it.

“I hate to say it, but the truth is clear. If you want to live until tomorrow safe and sound, we have to face it.” Zhang YaoJin had a calm face as he persuaded, “The presence of the ability holders is worldwide. Before war broke out in various nations, the Abandoned World will have their first monsters, countless monsters.”


Last Edit   04-04-2020 11:44 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 16: A Visit
STB Chapter 18: Relationship

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