Ghosts Know What I Experienced

Chapter 19.2: That thing escaped!

Chapter 19.2: That thing escaped!

Chapter 19 Part 2

At this moment, Xi Jia was currently repairing the holes in the walls with Ye Jingzhi. The two of them worked all night. At long last, they tidied up the home. All that’s left was to wait until tomorrow to buy a window and a door.

Xi Jia went to throw the trash out. Once he turned around, he saw the black clothed Celestial Master looking at him with a strange expression.

Xi Jia asked, “What’s the matter, Master Ye?”

Hesitating for a moment, Ye Jingzhi honestly answered, “Senior Zhuzhao……cursed at me just now.”

Xi Jia was stunned, “He’s near? How’d you know he cursed at you, how did he curse you?”

Ye Jingzhi repeated what Zhuzhao-zhenren had said.

Xi Jia thought for a moment, “Maybe he realized just now that there’s a huge difference between one million and ten thousand, and he’s reluctant to give it to us. But because he’s too embarrassed to ask for it back, he could only use his mouth to curse at you. Receiving one million just for getting cursing at, it’s quite a good deal.”

Ye Jingzhi nodded his head.

Xi Jia suddenly managed to react, “Wait a minute, you really can hear other people saying bad things behind your back?!”

Ye Jingzhi said, “Senior Zhuzhao should have already left S City by now, but he said my name, I can naturally feel it.”

Xi Jia’s expression immediately became weird.

On their way back, Xi Jia opened his mouth a few times, wanting to ask, “Is it weird to hear someone else shouting your name?” and “How do you deal with this problem?” The words were at the tip of his tongue, but he couldn’t say it out loud. In the end, he sighed and he couldn’t help but pat Ye Jingzhi’s shoulder, “Master Ye, your magic power is too profound. It’s truly……truly also quite inconvenient. But the greater the ability, the greater the responsibility. It’s been hard on you.”

Ye Jingzhi, “……???”

The two of them didn’t talk anymore. When Xi Jia opened the door, a deep and low male voice sounded from behind him, “Are you….concerned about me?”

Xi Jia was stunned, turning his head to look.

In the rich darkness of the night, Ye Jingzhi’s handsome and reserved face carried a trace of astonishment. Seemed like it was his first time asking another person this kind of question and also his first time walking this close to others. He completely didn’t know what tone to speak in. He still had a quiet and cold appearance, but it’s somehow different.

He didn’t know why, but Xi Jia subconsciously nodded his head. Ye Jingzhi immediately widened his eyes in pleasant surprise.

Xi Jia only now came back to his senses. He thought for a moment and replied, “En, Master Ye……it’s been really hard on you.”

The two quickly entered the house. Ye Jingzhi first casted a spell to block the door. After resting for a night, they went to the furniture plaza to shop. Originally, Xi Jia wanted to go by himself, but Ye Jingzhi felt that it was his fault for not noticing the evil spirit which caused Xi Jia’s apartment to become like that. He needed to follow.

It took them until the afternoon the next day to buy and install the window and door before the home was restored.

In the evening, Third Aunt rang the doorbell with a pale complexion and took away their luggage.

“Xiao Juan… we can go to the apartment that Xiao Juan rented before. She had already paid 3 months of rent in advance. We plan on staying there for a week. When Xiao Juan can get out of bed and walk, we’ll return the apartment and bring her back to our hometown’s hospital. Little Jia, this time, I really have to thank you. Aunt also doesn’t know what’s good to say……Thank you, really thank you!”

Clearly only a day had gone by, but looking at Aunt’s back as she left, Xi Jia felt like she aged ten years all of a sudden.

The Aunt of yesterday still had black hair, but today, most of her hair has already turned white. When she pressed the button for the elevator, Aunt’s back was bent, her figure was petite, and she had a lifeless look as if she didn’t know what she’s doing at all.

The elevator doors softly closed, separating Xi Jia and Aunt, and also separating Aunt’s family’s life and his.

Sighing, Xi Jia turned to return to his apartment and continued to work on tonight’s dinner.

Since Aunt’s family left, Master Ye hadn’t gone out to catch ghosts at night. When Xi Jia asked about this, Master Ye was eating. Hearing this, the tips of his ears turned red. After a good while, he said, “S City’s malicious ghosts are almost all caught, I don’t have to go hunting.”

Xi Jia nodded his head in understanding, “That’s true. Ghost hunting isn’t fighting monsters. It’s sure to be gone if you go ghost hunting everyday.”

Ye Jingzhi continued to eat with his head lowered.

The following days past incomparably peacefully.

Because his yin energy was too heavy, Xi Jia had very little friends. With the exception of his university roommates, he never co-rented with another person. He didn’t know the feeling of co-renting with others, but he believed that there’s absolutely no one in this world who’s better than Ye Jingzhi as a roommate.

Every morning when he woke up, he would see a table of breakfast. Three meals a day, each time it’s different. Those dishes were so delicious that it’s unbelievable. Xi Jia deeply felt that if Master Ye’s not going to be a Celestial Master anymore, he could change his job to a chef. He absolutely could become famous.

In addition, Ye Jingzhi seemed to be free all of a sudden these days. According to what he had said, there’s already a lot less malicious ghosts in S City. He only needed to go out every night for a bit to take a look, and that should be able to settle it. Then, all day, there’s only Xi Jia and Ye Jingzhi remaining at home.

At first, Xi Jia didn’t know how he should get along with the leader of the Xuanxue world’s younger generation. But he gradually discovered that no matter what he wanted to do, Ye Jingzhi would always accompany him at his side, without refusing or talking.

After watching some TV, Master Ye patiently peeled an apple and handed it over.

Xi Jia was flattered, “Master Ye?”

Ye Jingzhi said seriously, “I kind of want to eat apples.” Saying this, he pointed at another apple on the table.

Xi Jia suddenly saw the light. It’s actually Master Ye that wanted to eat an apple, so he conveniently brought him one.

When not watching TV, the two of them would chat.

Ye Jingzhi wasn’t as good at talking as Pei Yu, but the things he knew were much more than Pei Yu. Two days ago, Xi Jia had talked to Pei Yu about the situation with his Aunt’s family. After hearing it, Pei Yu was utterly shocked, “Doppelgängers? I’ve only heard of them but I have never seen one before. Hell King Ye actually even knows about this?!”

The gap in strength could be seen.

Due to his special physique, Xi Jia paid more attention to supernatural incidents, and knew quite a lot of supernatural rumors that ordinary people wouldn’t know. This time, he heard more bizarre happenings from Master Ye’s mouth, and refuted a lot of false urban odd talks.

Xi Jia looked down as he made tea. When he raised his head, he looked at the black clothed man sitting on the sofa.

Perhaps it’s because they both rarely interact with people, Xi Jia gradually thought that this Master Ye wasn’t as frightening as Pei Yu had said. Apart from his strength exceeding his peers by a large margin, Master Ye was quiet and calm. He usually didn’t reveal his talents, but was considerably reliable when a situation arises.

Some people didn’t know how to say things that were pleasant to hear, but when there’s a need to do things, he would always stand at the very front to block the wind and rain.

Thinking to here, Xi Jia raised the corners of his lips and asked, “Master Ye, do you drink tea or coffee?”

“Both are okay.”

Xi Jia brewed a cup of tea for both of them, carried them to the coffee table, and continued to watch TV. A horror movie was currently being played on the TV. That’s right, it’s precisely the domestic horror movie that Xi Jia had guest starred in last year. The number of scenes he had in this movie was a little bit more with a total of six scenes. He acted as a lunatic. From start to finish, he still hadn’t died in the end.

Xi Jia looked down and swiped his phone, occasionally looking up at the TV. Ye Jingzhi kept staring intently at the screen, refusing to miss any shots.

This movie’s plot was completely boring. It’s also about a group of bored college students that went to the mountains for an adventure, searching for some haunted house. In the end, they died one by one. They thought it was a haunted ghost, but it was actually a certain character’s intentional homicide.

Ye Jingzhi stared in concentration. Each time Xi Jia appeared as a mountain village lunatic, he would sit up straight and watched with incomparable attention. But in this movie, Xi Jia’s scenes were really too few. By the end of the movie, the total screen time wouldn’t even be past 4-5 minutes.

When the movie was over, Xi Jia picked up the remote, smiled, and asked casually, “I didn’t expect that there’s actually a horror special on the movie channel today. I’ve guest starred in the next few movies, what a coincidence. Oh, by the way, Master Ye, what program do you want to watch next? Do you still want to watch this channel?”

The last part was a joke. Xi Jia was convinced that no matter who watched this trashy ghost movie, they definitely wouldn’t want to continue watching the next one. Not to mention, this person’s a real ghost hunting Celestial Master.

However, Xi Jia would never have imagined that Ye Jingzhi would ask in all seriousness, “Can we continue watching?”

Xi Jia, “En, then I picked out a variety show……” His voice suddenly stopped. Xi Jia asked in alarm, “You still want to see the next one?!”

Ye Jingzhi couldn’t quite understand why Xi Jia was unexpectedly so alarmed, “En.” After pausing for a moment, Ye Jingzhi pressed his voice, “……it’s quite nice to watch.”

Xi Jia, “……”

You people of the Xuanxue world really do have a problem! It’s not enough to hunt ghosts everyday, even wants to watch ghost movies, and it’s even a “nice-to-watch” domestic ghost movie.

Once again he accompanied Master Ye to watch another movie by swiping on his phone. Xi Jia decided to go back to his room to sleep. He got up to walk towards his room. As he walked in front of Ye Jingzhi, he turned his body sideways in order to pass by. However at this time, the movie’s Easter egg suddenly appeared. An ear-piercing female voice rang throughout the room, startling Xi Jia. His feet became unsteady as he suddenly fell forwards.

Amidst the panic, Xi Jia’s propped himself up from the sofa with his two hands and barely stabilized his body. When he came back to his senses, he looked down and saw a pair of jet-black eyes tightly staring at him. A tiny black mole was hidden in depths of his eyes. Xi Jia couldn’t help but stare at the small birthmark. He vaguely saw that the mole seemed to suddenly turned red, but when he looked again, it returned to its usual black.

Warm breath sprayed on their faces. The very close distance had frozen Xi Jia in place. His mind was buzzing, but he didn’t know what he should do. And compared to his shock, he wasn’t aware that the Celestial Master Ye, who was ruthlessly “sofa-don”ed by his two arms, had stopped breathing.1

In the living room, the sound of the clock on the wall continued to tick-tock. On the sofa, Ye Jingzhi was pressed underneath Xi Jia. The two of them stared at each other. No one moved.

Ye Jingzhi’s ears gradually turned a bit red. A layer of light pink slowly emerged on the fair and cold face. Just when the blushing couldn’t be stopped and Xi Jia didn’t let go because he was still foolishly stunned, suddenly, Ye Jingzhi’s expression changed as he pulled Xi Jia’s wrist, pulling him behind his body.

This sudden movement stunned Xi Jia. Ye Jingzhi quickly got up, and silently mouthed an incantation. Then he suddenly turned to face the northwest direction. His gaze was like a torch, and his expression was heavy.

Meanwhile, everywhere in Huaxia, countless masters also stopped all their work at hand, and looked in the northwest direction.

The two old seniors who were living in seclusion in S Province’s Chang’an were immediately startled. Among them, a long bearded daoist tapped his foot on the ground and flew into the air, surveying Mt. Li in the distance. After observing for a long time, he exclaimed in shock, “The First Emperor’s Mausoleum?!”

The Author has something to say:

Mirror: I got “sofa-don”ed by wife.  ⁄(⁄ ⁄·⁄ω⁄·⁄ ⁄)⁄

C+: The people of the Xuanxue world refreshes my lower limit everyday. 눈_눈

Translator’s Notes:

1 Sofa-don – sofa version of kabedon, the iconic wall slam. *blushes* ↵

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