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Chapter 10 – Peeled Face

       Initially, the news about the murder case was not reported by the local news media but rather began circulating through vague posts on the internet. Some people claimed that a murder had occurred near their neighbourhood, and the scene seemed quite gruesome. However, the details of the exact nature of the brutality were unclear, as the individuals sharing the information were unable to provide clear specifics.

       One after another, there were some rumours and news circulating. Among the most terrifying rumours was the claim that the victims were all young women, and their faces were completely peeled off.

       When Song Jun saw this post, he couldn’t help but think of some horrifying pictures.

       At that moment, he suddenly heard a sound coming from the window, startling him. When he turned around, he saw that it was the black cat jumping in.

       The little black cat raised its tail and walked back and forth on the window sill twice. It wasn’t until Song Jun took out a small bowl and gave it half a bowl of cat food that it jumped down from the window. With an elegant stride, it walked towards the direction of the small bowl.

       Song Jun squatted next to it, propped up his head and watched it eat.

       After the little black cat finished eating, the cat stuck out its pink tongue to lick its mouth and then plopped down.

       Song Jun then sat down next to it and touched its head with his hand.

       The little black cat seemed to feel comfortable under his touch and slowly lay down on its side, its tail wagging every now and then.

       Song Jun scratched his belly, suddenly stood up, ran over to open the door, and then knocked on Xia Hongshen’s door opposite.

       Xia Hongshen opened the door from the inside and saw Song Jun saying to him with a smile on his face, “Senior Brother, there is a kitten here that always likes to run towards my room. Do you know where it comes from?”

       Xia Hongshen glanced into his room.

       Song Jun also turned around, only to find that the little black cat was gone.

       Xia Hongshen said, “A wild cat from the neighbourhood.”

       Song Jun said, “Hmm”, thinking that he had made a fuss about knocking on Xia Hongshen’s door for this matter.

       Unexpectedly, Xia Hongshen said to him, “Would you like to eat? I bought some snacks.”

       Song Jun was startled, and before he could think about it carefully, he blurted out, “Sure.”

       Xia Hongshen asked Song Jun to sit in his room and took a bag of dried fish from the table to him. Song Jun looked at the bag of dried fish and couldn’t help but glance at Xia Hongshen again. It was strange that Senior Brother Xia would like to eat these things. It was so different from his overall character.

       Xia Hongshen sat down at the table and asked him, “Is it delicious?”

       Song Jun said quickly, “It’s delicious.”

       Xia Hongshen nodded, “Then eat more.”

       In the end, Song Jun sat down and ate a whole bag of dried fish at Xia Hongshen’s place. After returning home, he burped all night and always felt a fishy smell.

       The next day, Song Jun went to the lab in the afternoon. When he went to the bottom of the Forensic Medicine building, he found several police cars parked outside and a lot of people surrounding him downstairs.

       He hesitated in his steps, not knowing what happened.

       Actually, Song Jun would understand that this situation was quite common after staying in school for a long time. The campus’ Forensic Medicine Identification Centre would conduct external assessments. Often, in major cases where the police encountered challenges or when the deceased’s family had objections and disagreed with the forensic assessments conducted by law enforcement, the cases would be sent to the campus’ identification centre for examination.

       Just like when he waited until school officially started in September, he would go to the lab of the identification centre to help.

       Song Jun slowed down, and when he entered the gate, he noticed a young man squatting on the ground and playing games on his mobile phone.

       The young man had a delicate baby face, biting a lollipop in his mouth, and was concentrating on playing games on his mobile phone.

       When Song Jun passed by him, someone suddenly kicked the young man on the butt. The young man grabbed his cell phone, lost his balance and rushed forward just in time to hug Song Jun’s thigh to stabilise himself.

       Song Jun’s pants were almost pulled off. He had a mixed feeling of annoyance and amusement as he pulled up his trousers.

       The young man stood up, raised a hand and said to Song Jun, “Sorry, sorry.”

       Song Jun forced a smile.

       At this time, the middle-aged man who had just kicked the young man said, “Long Xing, stop playing around and go in and take a look.”

       The young man named Long Xing was a young detective. When he heard this, he said, “Oh, okay.” Then he put away his cell phone and walked inside.

       Song Jun also followed him into the building. When he saw Long Xing walking around in the direction of the autopsy room, he was curious and wanted to follow him to have a look.

       Before he entered the autopsy room, Song Jun saw Xia Hongshen, who was putting on gloves. His attention was drawn, and he took a few steps towards Xia Hongshen before suddenly noticing a corpse on the autopsy table next to him.

       It was the body of a young woman, still wearing a T-shirt and shorts. The body was intact, but the entire face had been completely peeled off from the hairline down, leaving only a bloody mess.

       Song Jun was startled and almost screamed and quickly reached out to cover his mouth.

       There were many people in the autopsy room, but no one noticed him. Only Xia Hongshen walked towards him.

       “Is something wrong?” Xia Hongshen asked.

       Song Jun shook his head, not daring to look in that direction anymore, but out of the corner of his eye, he noticed that the young detective named Long Xing was standing next to the autopsy table and looking around. There was a lollipop in his mouth. It seems that he hadn’t finished eating yet.

       Xia Hongshen could see that he was nervous and asked, “Afraid?”

       Song Jun was embarrassed to admit it. He neither shook his head nor nodded.

       Xia Hongshen put his hand on top of his head and said, “Get out first if you’re afraid.”

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment and said, “Then I’m leaving.” After saying that, he immediately turned around and left. He was afraid that he would turn red if he didn’t turn around and leave.

       As he walked into the elevator, Song Jun was still thinking about Xia Hongshen’s actions just now. He felt that Xia Hongshen was a bit too close, and it didn’t look like they had just known each other for less than a month, but he didn’t hate it…

       After staying in the lab all afternoon, when Song Jun left, it seemed that the autopsy on the first floor was not over yet.

       He suddenly remembered the news he had seen online, saying that many young women had been murdered, but he didn’t know if this was that case.

       This time, Song Jun did not boldly look at it again, and walked towards the outside of the building straightaway.

       When he left, the young policeman, Long Xing, was still squatting next to the gate playing games. Two policemen were standing not far away, chatting. Song Jun heard one person say, “What kind of psycho do you think can do this?”

       The other person said, “It’s almost the Hungry Ghost Festival. Could it be the work of ghosts?”

       Song Jun slowed down, took out his mobile phone from his pocket, and checked that it was almost half the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

       Song Jun’s birthday was in the middle of the seventh lunar month. Actually, this was not the exact date. To be precise, he was an orphan. His grandmother burned money paper on the roadside for the Hungry Ghost Festivals and picked him up when she went back. So that day became his birthday.

       Song Jun never knew who his parents were, and it was quite perplexing for him. He was obviously a healthy boy, so it seemed strange that his parents would abandon him.

       The grandmother who adopted him actually had a son and a daughter. She was no longer young at that time, but she still worked hard to raise him. She travelled to many places to ensure he could study, going through the process of adopting him and getting him registered. His grandmother was the only family Song Jun had in this world.

       Now that the Hungry Ghost Festival was coming, Song Jun planned to go back to visit his grandma and celebrate his birthday.

       Grandma’s family lives on the outskirts of a small county town. Although she had a son and a daughter, they were not filial. Since Song Jun started living on campus during his university years, his grandmother had been living alone.

       Song Jun left school in the afternoon, and now he took the bus there just in time for dinner.

       When he arrived, the sun was almost setting, but it was not dark yet. Grandma lived in the suburbs of the county town, and behind her house was a large piece of farmland.

       When she suddenly saw Song Jun, Grandma was naturally very happy. She made him a large table of dishes and asked him how he was doing at school.

       Song Jun said that he was doing well now because he had a scholarship and did not have to spend money on tuition fees. He also had living expenses every month, so he did not spend too much money.

       He had been working part-time during the previous summer vacation, and he planned to continue working when he was familiar with the environment in his current school and when the experiments didn’t require so much time.

       While eating, Song Jun said to his grandma, “When I make enough money, I will buy a house in the city and bring you over.”

       Grandma reached out and touched his head and said, “Xiao Jun is a good boy.”

       After a while, Grandma asked him, “Does Xiao Jun have a girlfriend?”

       Song Jun was embarrassed when asked, “Grandma, why do you ask this?”

       Grandma said, “We are about the same age now. When your grandfather was your age, we already had a son.”

       Song Jun said to Grandma, “I know.”

       Grandma smiled and reached out to touch his head again.

       After dinner, Song Jun helped his grandma wash the dishes. Grandma stood beside him and said to him, “Xiao Jun, your grandpa and his family used to be landlords. During the Cultural Revolution, your grandpa was denounced publicly.”

       Song Jun didn’t know how many times he had heard his grandma say these words. He knew that she was old and had a bad memory, so he just listened to her quietly and didn’t interrupt her.

       He thought his grandmother was just reminiscing about the grandpa, but he didn’t expect that this time Grandma would say, “His family has a family heirloom, which was buried under the bed in my room. At that time, the Red Guards1The Red Guards were a mass, student-led, paramilitary social movement mobilized by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1966 until their abolishment in 1968, during the first phase of the Cultural Revolution, which he had instituted. came to search for things in the house, but they never found it.”

       Song Jun listened to her words and asked smoothly, “What is it?”

       Grandma said, “You will know later when you dig it up and take a look.”

       Song Jun nodded, “I will dig it out when I have the chance.”

       After washing the dishes, Song Jun watched TV with his grandma for a while. Because his grandma was used to going to bed early, he went to bed early too.

       His room was the one he used to have. Grandma had always kept it very clean for him. Perhaps due to it being a bungalow, even in the summer, it remained cool in the evenings, and there was no need for a fan.

       Grandma brought him a big cattail fan and told him to fan himself when it was hot.

       Song Jun said, “I know, grandma, go to bed early.”

       Grandma closed the door for him when he went out.

       Song Jun lay on the bed, grabbed a fan and fanned himself for a while. He soon felt sleepy, turned over and fell asleep. He woke up suddenly in the middle of the night. Song Jun felt like he wanted to relieve himself. He climbed down from the bed, reached out, pushed open the door and walked out.

       When he walked to the living room, Song Jun stopped. He saw a large black-and-white photo of his grandma on the square table in the living room. In front of the photo, there was an incense burner with the remnants of burned incense candles. It was unmistakably a memorial photo!

Hungry Ghost Festival is usually in the middle of the seventh month or on the 15th day of the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar. Lunar Calendar days are different than the Gregorian ones, so the 7th month may not mean July, and it depends on when the Lunar Year start.
People usually burn paper money as a way to ‘send’ some money to their loved ones who have already died
Also, it’s believed that on that day ghosts will come back to our world and that’s why we paid our respect by burning off the money paper

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Chapter 9 – Night Patrol Deity

       Song Jun walked towards the dormitory building. When he entered the dormitory door, he saw a monk coming out.

       The monk was Yun Po. When he saw Song Jun, he stopped in his tracks.

       Song Jun looked at him in surprise at first, then felt it was impolite and looked away.

       Yun Po took the initiative to talk to Song Jun, “Benefactor, you seem to have something dirty attached to you.”

       Song Jun was stunned when he heard this. He was a little excited and almost wanted to reach out to grab Yun Po’s arm. He said incoherently, “Can you really see it? No, I mean, did you see something?”

       Yun Po smiled, “No need to be alarmed. I can naturally see it, and I can also dissolve it for you.”

       Song Jun seemed to have grasped a life-saving straw and asked hurriedly, “How to dissolve it?”

       Yun Po took out a water chestnut folded from talisman paper from his arms, handed it to Song Jun and said, “Keep this talisman paper with you, and it will ensure that demons and monsters can’t get close to you.”

       Song Jun reached out to catch it but saw that the water chestnut was ordinary, nothing special at all. To be honest, he still had some doubts in his heart.

       Yun Po had already smiled and bowed his hand to leave. Before leaving, he gave Song Jun a business card and said, “Don’t worry, those ghosts will definitely not appear again. If it doesn’t work, you can come to me at any time, I won’t charge you.”

       Song Jun looked down at the business card, which read ‘Yun Qingshan Hongyin Temple Yun Po’. He looked back at Yun Po, but he was already gone.

       Yun Po came out of the dormitory building, walked to the roadside and saw Xia Hongshen still standing in front of the window, so he shouted to Xia Hongshen, “It’s done!”

       Xia Hongshen nodded.

       Yun Po took out his mobile phone and said to Xia Hongshen, “Recording accounts!”

       Xia Hongshen said nothing. Yun Po buried his head and wrote down Xia Hongshen’s debt on his mobile phone.

       That night, Bu Hui came back and invited everyone to go out to sing. Song Jun also went there. They sang and drank. It was already twelve o’clock in the morning when they came back.

       Song Jun was drunk and didn’t think too much. He went directly to his room and fell asleep. He slept peacefully until dawn.

       Xia Hongshen was not sleeping. He was sitting in front of his desk, holding the glazed fragment in his hand. The shard kept flickering. Xia Hongshen closed his eyes, and the fragment gradually rose from the palm of his hand and suspended in mid-air.

       The light of the fragment began to flicker fiercely. After a moment, Xia Hongshen saw two other lights that were also flickering in the darkness. They echoed the fragment in front of Xia Hongshen.

       The spiritual energy contained in the fragments leaked out in large quantities, causing countless creatures throughout the city to commotion.

       Suddenly, Xia Hongshen heard an angry shout from the air, “Who is it?!”

       With a wave of his hand, he took the fragment into his palm and masked the aura.

       But it was still a step too late. After a while, Xia Hongshen saw a person suddenly appear outside the window. He had small cheeks and bare shoulders, a ferocious expression, wearing a black robe and long boots, holding a long sword in one hand, and his body was floating mid-air.

       When the man saw Xia Hongshen looking up at him, he was shocked and asked, “Who are you? Why can you see me?”

       Xia Hongshen just looked at him and didn’t answer.

       The man immediately said angrily, “I am Ye Zhong, the Night Patrol Deity1more info here. Why didn’t you answer my question? What was that thing just now? It actually made the whole city’s monsters and ghosts agitated!”

       Hearing this, Xia Hongshen responded calmly, “It’s a little personal thing. I didn’t mean to disturb Your Excellency. I hope you can forgive me.”

       How could the Night Patrol Deity be so willing to give up? He asked, “What is it? Show me!”

       Xia Hongshen shook his head and said, “It’s really inconvenient.”

       The Night Patrol Deity suddenly became furious. He held the long knife with his backhand and swung it. A strong airflow passed through. The lights in Xia Hongshen’s room suddenly flickered, and the sky and the ground were dark.

       However, after the knife was swung, the tables and chairs in the house were intact, but Xia Hongshen disappeared.

       Night Patrol Deity was startled, and the next moment, he felt a chill on his back. He immediately turned around and saw Xia Hongshen standing behind him. He was immediately shocked and said in anger, “Who the hell are you?!”

       Xia Hongshen was silent.

       When the Night Patrol Deity’s words fell, he struck with the sword again. Xia Hongshen did not fight back but just dodged. The Night Patrol Deity was violent by nature, and he struck dozens of blows in a matter of seconds. Xia Hongshen’s figure flickered, and he retreated several miles away from the school.

       Although Xia Hongshen never fought back, the Night Travel Deity never struck him with a single sword. He only felt that he was deliberately provoked by him and would not give up. A long sword danced in the wind, causing the surrounding world to change colour and inexplicably whipping up a frenzy of wind.

       Seeing that he was unwilling to give up, Xia Hongshen looked solemn and suddenly disappeared from the sight of the Night Patrol Deity. The next moment, he had already grabbed his wrist and clasped it with his slender fingers to remove his weapon.

       The Night Patrol Deity shouted angrily and held on to the sword tightly.

       Xia Hongshen flipped his wrist, and the long knife slashed towards the Night Patrol Deity’s neck, almost cutting off his head at the sight.

       Suddenly, a hurricane blew past, and someone shouted from the side, “Please spare his life, O Immortal!”

       Xia Hongshen lowered his hands, pushed Night Patrol Deity away, took a few steps back and stood still.

       He saw a person rushing towards him in the air. The person was wearing a white robe and a high hat. He had a smile on his face, but his tone was short of breath, and he said, “I implore the Immortal to cease the hand. Let there be no more conflict.”

       Xia Hongshen said, “He was the one chasing me.”

       The Night Patrol Deity was still shocked and confused. He didn’t know Xia Hongshen’s identity and didn’t dare to take action rashly.

       The man in white stopped in front of the Night Patrol Deity. It seemed that he was blocking Night Patrol Deity, but in fact, he was protecting him. He said, “Under the City Deity’s authority, Bai Wuchang had come to see the Immortal.”

       Xia Hongshen responded coldly, “I’m just an ordinary mortal.”

       Bai Wuchang saw that he didn’t appreciate it, so he said, “Just now, the demons in the city were restless. The Night Patrol Deity detected that the spiritual energy in the school in front was flourishing, and he came to check. I wondered what was the reason for that?”

       Xia Hongshen said slowly, “I am looking for the lost thing. I release my spiritual energy to search for a moment and then stop after a while.”

       Bai Wuchang said tentatively, “If the Immortal Lord does this often, I’m afraid it will disrupt the order of this city.”

       “It won’t,” Xia Hongshen said, “I already have it in mind.”

       Bai Wuchang nodded, “That’s good. We will report this matter to the City Deity when we get back. We also ask the Immortal Lord to restrain himself a little from now on. Since you are a mortal, please abide by the rules of mortals.”

       Xia Hongshen didn’t say anything and didn’t refuse.

       Bai Wuchang and the Night Patrol Deity exchanged glances.

       The Night Patrol Deity was still full of anger and unwilling to give up. Bai Wuchang glared at him fiercely. Finally, with a cold snort, he withdrew his long sword and stood beside him.

       Bai Wuchang said, “Then I’ll take my leave.”

       After saying that, he and Night Patrol Deity disappeared from the sky.

       Xia Hongshen returned to school alone, went back to his room and lay down on the small bed. Everything was as usual.

       The next day, Song Jun woke up in his room and suddenly realised that he was drunk again and had slept peacefully in the room all night.

       He got up from the bed and saw that it was only around eight o’clock in the morning. Suddenly, he remembered the strange monk he met yesterday, and he reached inside his trouser pocket and pulled out the water chestnut paper, holding it in his hand and feeling a bit more relieved.

       When Song Jun went to the water room to wash his face and brush his teeth, he met Xia Hongshen.

       Xia Hongshen suddenly said to him, “I have something for you.”

       Song Jun was still biting the toothbrush in his mouth and looked at Xia Hongshen in confusion.

       Xia Hongshen stretched out his hand with a mobile phone chain hanging on his finger. Under the mobile phone chain was a transparent leaf, which looked like glass and crystal, with a beautiful shape and colour.

       Song Jun felt a little strange, thinking that these things were more like gifts for a little girl, but when Xia Hongshen gave them to him, of course he was embarrassed to refuse and quickly accepted them.

       Xia Hongshen said to him, “Don’t lose it.”

       Song Jun nodded, thinking about how he could bear to lose what he had given him.

       After returning to the room, Song Jun hung the mobile phone chain on his mobile phone and shook it in front of him. Then he took out the paper water chestnut that Yun Po gave him, hung it with his mobile phone chain, and decided to take it with him no matter where he went.

       As the day passed, Song Jun once again gave up on the idea of dropping out of school, intending still continue.

       He knew that he had been a person without much personal opinions since he was a child. He had no clear purpose and was easily swayed by others. He felt that it was unlikely for him to achieve anything significant in his life. Being able to live a stable and content life was already satisfying for him.

       After the experiment was started, it became very fast. Within the deadline of one week given by Zhou Yingchun, he finally came up with the data results and handed them over to Zhou Yingchun for review.

       Zhou Yingchun was very satisfied with the result and even invited him to a meal for the first time that day. However, Song Jun felt uncomfortable eating with Zhou Yingchun. If he had to choose, it would be better not to do it next time.

       Before he knew it, it was already August.

       The summer heat continued, but at that time, the atmosphere inside the school gradually became lively. Many graduate students who had gone home for the summer break had already returned to campus. By the end of August, undergraduate students were also returning to school to prepare for classes.

       Song Jun still spent most of his time in the lab every day and occasionally went out for a walk when he had the opportunity.

       Bu Hui had a girlfriend, so of course he couldn’t accompany him. However, Xia Hongshen and Song Jun had been to the supermarket several times together and treated him to dinner every time.

       Song Jun secretly asked Bu Hui why Senior Brother Xia didn’t have a girlfriend.

       Bu Hui said, “He has a poker face, scaring away all the girls.”

       Song Jun really didn’t know if any girls had come to see Xia Hongshen. However, as they spent more time together, for some reason, Song Jun felt that it was normal for Xia Hongshen not to have a girlfriend. He found it difficult to imagine a day when Senior Brother Xia was with a girl. If that really happened, he would probably have been unhappy because there would have been no one to accompany him.

       However, just this summer, several murders occurred outside the school and in other parts of the city that Song Jun didn’t know about, and the whole city was on edge.

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As for why the protagonist is so weak, this story wouldn’t be scary if he was very powerful… This was taken into consideration when setting up, so at the current stage, the protagonist is just an ordinary person afraid of ghosts.  Of course, there might be upgrades or changes later on.

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Chapter 8 – Exorcism

       This time of the day was probably the quietest and darkest time of the day in the school.

       Just inside this secluded corner of the Faculty of Pharmacy building, where usually hardly anyone would walk around, Tian Xin’s soul was wondering. She was actually no longer a human being, but even if she was a ghost, she still had clear thoughts, and she could feel fear.

       She knew the man before her was not an ordinary student. He was very powerful and terrifying. She had just seen the true face of this man in the mirror, and it made her hair stand on end.

       Tian Xin couldn’t figure out why she was in the current situation. The mirror was not an ordinary mirror. The female ghost in the mirror bewitched her and killed her. However, the female ghost no longer existed now.

       Xia Hongshen’s fingers were still touching the mirror, and Tian Xin saw a pale yellow light gradually emitting from his fingertips, spreading from a small area at first to a sudden intense light.

       Tian Xin turned her head subconsciously, trying to avoid the intense light.

       However, the next second, the mirror that had originally stood on the ground disappeared, and on Xia Hongshen’s spread palm stood a small leaf-sized, petal-shaped glass fragment.

       The fragments were full of light and colourful.

       Tian Xin suddenly sensed the energy that Xia Hongshen was talking about, and she subconsciously took a step forward, wanting to get closer to the fragment in Xia Hongshen’s hand.

       However, Xia Hongshen held the fragment in his fingers, instantly blocking the spiritual energy leaking from it.

       Tian Xin stopped.

       Xia Hongshen said nothing, turned around and left.

       “Wait!” Tian Xin quickly stopped him.

       Xia Hongshen stopped and looked at Tian Xin.

       Tian Xin asked him, “What will happen to me?”

       Xia Hongshen raised his head and glanced at the semi-enclosed stairwell. He then said, “You gave up your life and died in vain. Your soul is bound in this building and cannot be reborn. You will only repeat the situation of jumping off the building every night, and there will be no end.”

       Tian Xin shook her head in horror.

       Xia Hongshen said, “Since you made your own choice, you should bear the consequences.”

       “No!” Tian Xin shouted, “Please help me.”

       “I can’t save you,” Xia Hongshen said in an emotionless tone.

       Tian Xin reached out to grab Xia Hongshen’s arm but found that she could not touch him at all. She was afraid that Xia Hongshen would leave, so she could only say in a hurry, “Can’t you eat me like that female ghost?”

       Xia Hongshen looked at her and said, “Do you know that the ghosts eaten by me are equivalent to losing their souls and will never be reincarnated?”

       Tian Xin said, “What’s the difference between that and me being stuck here?”

       Xia Hongshen said, “This is not necessarily the case. Everything in the world changes in an orderly manner, and there is no such thing as eternity. You don’t have to be so desperate.”

       Tian Xin knelt down in pain and choked with sobs, “I don’t want to wait any longer. I’m scared. I don’t want to be alone in this empty building, reliving the most painful experiences every night. I’d rather disappear completely from this world.”

       Seeing that she was in inexplicable pain, Xia Hongshen just shook his head slowly, turned and left.

       Tian Xin stopped begging and just squatted down, holding her knees and crying silently.

       When Song Jun woke up, he found himself in Xia Hongshen’s room again, and Xia Hongshen was still not there.

       Sitting on the bed, Song Jun vaguely felt that he still had a slight headache and reached out to press his hand on his forehead.

       The sun was shining brightly outside, and he could clearly hear the birds and cicadas chirping. From time to time, he could hear the voices of people passing by downstairs and the whine of the engines of cars passing by.

       But he didn’t want to do anything. He didn’t want to go to the lab, he didn’t want to go back to his room, and he didn’t even want to get off Xia Hongshen’s small bed.

       After being in a daze for a long time, Song Jun saw a carton of milk and a bag of bread on Xia Hongshen’s desk. He was stunned for a moment and realised that it was the breakfast left for him. He suddenly felt hungry and a little embarrassed at the same time.

       Song Jun got off the bed, walked to the desk, picked up the bread with one hand and opened the curtains with the other. The sun suddenly shone on his face, and he couldn’t help but squint his eyes.

       There was a girl standing on the street downstairs. She was Cheng Ruijing. She was wearing a beautiful blue skirt today and was carrying a small dark green shoulder bag. She was waiting for someone.

       Song Jun was a little scared when she saw Cheng Ruijing and quickly reached out to close the curtains.

       After a while, Bu Hui ran towards Cheng Ruijing.

       Cheng Ruijing took Bu Hui’s hand and said, “Let’s go!”

       The two people walked not far away when a person suddenly blocked them.

       The man was a young monk, wearing grey monk robes and carrying a slung cloth bag. Although he had been shaved, he still had handsome features and a clear appearance.

       His appearance on the university campus was a bit abrupt, yet not too strange.

       Cheng Ruijing thought he was asking for directions and said, “Is there anything I can do for you?”

       Unexpectedly, the monk looked at Cheng Ruijing for a long time and said, “Miss Benefactor1the monk is addressing Cheng Ruijing in a polite and respectful way in Buddhism or traditional Chinese culture, it seems like there are ominous signs as your eyebrows are shrouded in dark aura.”

       Cheng Ruijing was immediately unhappy when she heard this, frowned and said, “Who are you?”

       Before the monk could say anything, Bu Hui asked, “How is it ominous?” Some time ago, Cheng Ruijing behaved a bit strangely. Bu Hui had sensed something but couldn’t quite put it into words. Now, listening to the monk in front of him, he suddenly became more attentive.

       When the monk heard Bu Hui’s questioning, he lowered his voice and said, “It seems to be entangled with something impure.”

       Cheng Ruijing became increasingly unhappy and said, “What nonsense are you talking about?”

       Bu Hui, for no apparent reason, felt a sudden jolt in his heart and asked, “What impure thing?”

       The monk looked around Cheng Ruijing and suddenly said, ‘tsk tsk’ twice, “I’m afraid evil spirits haunt her.”

       Bu Hui’s expression changed. Ignoring Cheng Ruijing’s pulling him alongside, he asked the monk, “Is it true? What should we do?”

       The monk stood still, but this time he smiled, reached out from his sleeve and took out a piece of talisman paper folded into the shape of a water chestnut. He then said to Bu Hui, “This talisman wards off evil and avoids calamities, keeping ghosts and spirits at bay. We have some fate between us. For two hundred yuan, take it and bring it back with you.”

       Cheng Ruijing finally lowered her face and cursed, “Nuts!” At the same time, she pulled Bu Hui forward and said, “He is obviously a liar. What are you talking to him about!”

       Upon hearing the monk mention two hundred yuan, Bu Hui’s expression changed. He was pulled away by Cheng Ruijing and didn’t pay any more attention to the monk.

       The monk watched them leave, smiled and shook his head. He held the water chestnut paper and threw it into the air. Then he suddenly flicked his finger and threw it towards Cheng Ruijing.

       Cheng Ruijing felt like something hit her on the back. When she turned around, she saw no one or anything on the ground, so she pulled Bu Hui and left in a hurry.

       The young monk walked forward slowly alone until he reached the Faculty of Pharmacy building and walked straight in.

       The building manager peeked his head out of the window to look at him but did not stop him. Not to mention that there was a religion major in University C. This building was usually crowded with people, so as long as it was not terrorists, there was nothing to be alarmed about.

       The monk walked towards the elevator, entered the elevator with several young students, and had someone help him press the button for the fourteenth floor.

       The elevator rose slowly, and several people inside were secretly looking at him. However, he lowered his head, furrowed his brow, and sighed inwardly, thinking that this was once again an unprofitable deal.

       Song Jun finished breakfast and sat at the table in a daze. He was seriously considering dropping out of school. It was still early, and he hadn’t officially registered anyway. He was preparing to take another postgraduate entrance examination again. He would definitely not go to medical school. If possible, it would be far away from this city.

       When it was almost noon, Xia Hongshen opened the door from the outside.

       Song Jun turned back to look at him. Although he felt embarrassed, he still planned to stay with Xia Hongshen. He called out, “Senior Brother Xia.”

       Xia Hongshen walked in and said, “Get ready and go out for lunch. I will accompany you to the lab in the afternoon.”

       “Huh?” Song Jun was a little surprised.

       Xia Hongshen said nothing more and stood by the door as if waiting.

       Song Jun didn’t have the nerve to refuse, so he had to say, “Wait a moment, I’ll be ready soon.”

       On the way to the lab in the afternoon, Song Jun suddenly felt that he was very spineless. Even though he had been considering dropping out, Xia Hongshen said something so non-negotiable that he couldn’t refuse and followed him obediently.

       As soon as he entered the Forensic Medicine building, Song Jun tensed up so much that even talking to him loudly would scare him.

       Xia Hongshen knew that he was still in shock. Actually, the female ghost would no longer appear to harass him, so he didn’t have to worry so much, but Xia Hongshen had no intention of telling him that as time went by, he would gradually calm down.

       There were many people in the lab in the afternoon, and Song Jun, who had been cautious from the beginning, gradually started to become more normal.

       There were other people doing experiments in the same small lab. Xia Hongshen stayed with him for a while, then took a phone call and left first.

       “Are you leaving?” Song Jun chased to the elevator door and asked Xia Hongshen.

       Xia Hongshen said, “Something happened. Please call me if you need anything.”

       Xia Hongshen had been with him for so long, and Song Jun was of course embarrassed to ask him to stay here all the time, so he could only nod and say yes.

       After Xia Hongshen left, Song Jun went back to continue his experiment. He had thought about giving up in the morning, but now he couldn’t help but feel nervous about the time limit of the experiment.

       When Xia Hongshen returned to the dormitory, the visitors had also arrived.

       The young monk clasped his hands together and said, “Amitabha, Benefactor Xia, the poor monk is here to collect money.”

       Xia Hongshen opened the door to the room and said to him, “Come in and talk.”

       The monk followed Xia Hongshen into the room and sat directly on the chair in front of his desk. He said, “Don’t go back on your word. I saved the female ghost who jumped off the building to transcend and dealt with the impurity of your friend along the way. Let’s call it 500. Considering our acquaintance, I’ll give you a 20% discount. Let’s settle for 400.”

       Xia Hongshen said, “I have no money.”

       The monk heard this and said, “Bullshit.”

       Xia Hongshen looked at him and said, “You are a monk.”

       The monk said, “What’s wrong with being monks? Can’t monks curse people and talk nonsense?”

       Xia Hongshen shook her head and said, “Yun Po, did you send Tian Xin to be reincarnated?”

       The young monk, whose Dharma name was Yun Po, looked a bit more solemn and said, “I went, but it turned out that the female ghost had too many grievances, which affected her to some extent.”

       Xia Hongshen said, “The female ghost had already lost her body. After confusing Tian Xin and jumping off the building, she transformed into her appearance and haunted others.”

       Yun Po held his head with one hand and frowned, not knowing what he was thinking.

       Xia Hongshen said again, “Thank you.”

       Yun Po rolled his eyes and said, “Cut the crap and bring the money.”

       Xia Hongshen shook his head, “I have no money.”

       Seeing that the topic had returned to its original point, Yun Po suddenly stood up and looked out the window.

       Xia Hongshen followed his line of sight and saw Song Jun, who had finished his experiments, walking along the road, probably returning to the dormitory.

       Song Jun was not in good spirits, and his footsteps were weak. When he reached the middle of the road, he suddenly stopped and looked ahead.

       The young man standing not far in front of him, reading an advertisement on a roadside bulletin board, turned out to be Feng Junyuan.

       Song Jun remembered the mark that Feng Junyuan once said. He intuitively felt that it must be related to the strange things he encountered recently, so he took two steps forward and shouted, “Feng Junyuan!”

       Feng Junyuan clearly heard someone calling him, his eyelashes trembled slightly, but he did not turn his head.

       Song Jun shouted “Feng Junyuan!” again and wanted to catch up.

       But he didn’t expect Feng Junyuan to turn around and leave.

       Song Jun was anxious and ran in his direction, but Feng Junyuan, who was about to leave, suddenly stopped at this moment.

       Feng Junyuan turned around, raised his head and looked towards the two-story building next to the road.

       Following his gaze, Song Jun discovered that it was the window of Xia Hongshen’s room. Xia Hongshen was standing in front of the window, and his gaze was also looking downwards, but his gaze did not fall on Song Jun; instead, he kept looking at Feng Junyuan.

       Feng Junyuan pursed his beautifully shaped lips, and seemed to turn away with some displeasure.

       Song Jun stood there, suddenly feeling a little confused.

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Chapter 7 – Mirror

       The sky outside hadn’t completely darkened, but it was getting darker. The lights were on in the lab, and the surroundings were clear. However, in this environment, Song Jun still felt scared.

       He locked himself in this small lab, not knowing what to do.

       The thick security door of the lab cut off the sound of footsteps in the corridor outside. He didn’t know if anyone was outside or if that person was human. He was not in the mood to look at the experimental results on the computer. He was just thinking about what he should do to get out of this place.

       But after leaving here, where would it be safe to go? Even in the dormitory, didn’t that strange thing come to harass him?

       He was sure that he was haunted by that female ghost, or in the words he heard Feng Junyuan say today, he was marked. But why him? He had never encountered these things since he was a child until he had graduated college. Everything had only happened since he came to study here. Was it an issue with him, or was there a problem with this university?

       Song Jun leaned against the window, feeling the remaining warmth of the setting sun outside, but his body was still unable to warm up. He gradually slid down until he knelt on the ground; his mind was filled with nothing but panic and confusion.

       Suddenly, there was a knock on the heavy security door.

       Song Jun was surprised at first, but then he became hopeful. He was thinking that maybe other people in the lab would come over to do experiments after dinner. He held out hope and asked, “Who is it?”

       But got no response.

       Song Jun stood up, hesitating whether to go over.

       The knock on the door sounded again. This time it was a continuous and stereotyped sound, one after another, with precise intervals like a machine.

       Song Jun asked who it was but never got a response.

       He finally plucked up the courage and walked towards the door, slowly probing his head towards the peephole on the door.

       Through the peephole, Song Jun saw the situation in the corridor. There was indeed someone outside, a woman wearing a white dress. She stood outside the door with her back to the lab.

       The figure was identical to the one Song Jun had seen when he opened the door to the elevator just a moment ago.

       The woman’s back was facing the door, but she stretched out her hand backwards in a strange posture and then made a sharp sound on the door with her sharp nails.

       The sound tormented Song Jun.

       Immediately after, he realised that the woman was turning around and she was trying to turn her head around.

       Song Jun’s first reaction was to move away, but it was as if his feet were frozen, and he couldn’t move at all.

       Seeing that the woman was about to turn her head, Song Jun gasped for air, cold sweat dripping from his forehead.

       At that moment, a massive dark shadow flashed before Song Jun’s eyes. The figure was so large that, in the next instant, it completely blocked the entire range visible through the peephole, leaving total darkness in front of Song Jun’s eyes.

       The woman disappeared. Song Jun’s legs weakened, and he sat on the ground. He found that he could move again.

       At this moment, Song Jun wiped the cold sweat from his forehead. His mind remained blank, unable to react. He didn’t know if he had narrowly escaped a disaster, and if he had indeed escaped, should he drop out and leave this eerie place?

       Just when he didn’t know what to do, the knock on the door rang again.

       Song Jun’s whole body tensed up, and then he heard a calm voice, “Song Jun, it’s me.”

       It was Xia Hongshen’s voice.

       Song Jun quickly stood up and went to the peephole to take a look. Sure enough, he saw Xia Hongshen standing outside the door. He immediately breathed a sigh of relief, but at the same time, he became nervous, fearing that it might be a trick played by the female ghost outside the door to trick him.

       However, Xia Hongshen then said, “Don’t be afraid, just open the door.”

       Song Jun put his hand on the door lock and hesitated for a long time before opening the door.

       There was only Xia Hongshen outside, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Not far away, the door leading to the elevator was still open, and Song Jun could clearly see the light coming through.

       There was nothing left, and everything returned to normal.

       Song Jun hastily saved the experimental data on the computer, then packed up and left the Forensic Medicine building with Xia Hongshen.

       He didn’t say anything the whole way. When Xia Hongshen walked downstairs, he said to him, “Please drink some water.”

       Song Jun did not refuse. He went to the canteen with Xia Hongshen and asked the boss for a can of beer. He opened the lid of the can and took a few sips. Then he wiped the corners of his mouth with the back of his hand, panting slightly.

       Xia Hongshen sat opposite him and looked at him.

       Song Jun felt the cold beer sliding down his digestive tract and said to Xia Hongshen, “Senior, I seem to be haunted by a ghost. I’m going to die.”

       As he spoke, he scratched his cheek with his fingers, remembering the scratches he had seen before.

       Xia Hongshen said in his usual calm tone, “It will be okay.”

       Song Jun said, “Really, if it weren’t for you suddenly showing up just now…” At this point, Song Jun took another big gulp of beer. He felt a bit uneasy, a sense of exhaustion after being severely frightened, leaving him emotionally low.

       He began to think about some things in the past. He felt that his whole life was going well. He finally got into the school of his choice, but then he had to encounter such unthinkable things.

       Song Jun raised his hands to cover his face and said, “I’m so scared. I want to drop out of school.”

       Suddenly a hand was pressed on the top of his head, and Xia Hongshen’s voice rang out, saying, “Don’t be afraid. It won’t happen again in the future.”

       Song Jun said, “It will be. Someone told me I was marked. He must have seen the female ghost haunting me.”

       Hearing this, Xia Hongshen asked, “Who told you?”

       Song Jun still had his face covered with his hands. He thought for a moment and said, “I saw that person last night. The one with the surname Feng.”

       Xia Hongshen didn’t say anything. He raised his hand to call the owner, brought over a few cans of beer, and then asked Song Jun to relax and drink more.

       Song Jun just drank to drown his sorrows and drank all the beer Xia Hongshen ordered. With an average alcohol tolerance and the burden of his thoughts, he ended up getting thoroughly drunk. When he saw a girl wearing a white dress and red shoes passing by, he shouted not to come over. As a result, he was shouted as a lunatic by the passerby.

       Seeing that Song Jun was almost drunk, Xia Hongshen came over and helped him up with one hand, supporting him to walk towards the dormitory.

       Song Jun staggered, and it was all thanks to Xia Hongshen’s support that he didn’t fall to the ground. As he walked, he kept talking to Xia Hongshen. He talked about his own experiences from childhood to adulthood. If these things happened when he was sober, he would definitely refuse to say it.

       Xia Hongshen helped him back to the dormitory room, put him on his bed, and wiped his face with a wet towel.

       Song Jun soon fell into a deep sleep, unaware of anything.

       Xia Hongshen was still sitting in front of the computer surfing the internet until he saw that the time had reached three o’clock in the morning. He took off his glasses, rubbed the corners of his eyes and stood up.

       He walked to the bed and gently touched Song Jun’s forehead. Seeing that he was sleeping peacefully, he stood up straight and walked out of the room.

       Xia Hongshen left his room, slowly went downstairs, and then walked out of the old dormitory building.

       It was late at night at school, and no one could be seen. He walked all the way to the Faculty of Pharmacy building and stood in front of the gate on the first floor.

       The door had been locked, and the administrator had already fallen into a deep sleep.

       Xia Hongshen put his hand on the door lock and waited quietly for a moment. Then, the door lock opened on its own.

       The whole Faculty of Pharmacy building was dark, and the elevator had stopped.

       Xia Hongshen didn’t stop and walked toward the stairwell on the right. In a dark environment, some moonlight and lights from outside can still shine through in the corridor, but the stairwell was sealed, and nothing could be seen.

       Despite this, Xia Hongshen didn’t hesitate at all. He walked up the stairs and stopped at the corner between the first and second floors.

       However, at this time, Xia Hongshen heard footsteps coming upstairs.

       He paused and continued walking upstairs.

       On the fifth floor, Xia Hongshen pushed the door from the stairwell to the corridor. There was a person in front of him, a woman wearing a white dress and red high heels, walking slowly forward. The footsteps were made by her, tap, tap, tap, tap, slowly echoing throughout the corridor.

       Every night, she walked tirelessly inside this building, floor by floor. When she reached the fourteenth floor, she would jump from the window. In the early morning of the next day, she continued to get up from where she fell on the ground and repeated the process.

       Until Xia Hongshen appeared in front of her.

       Initially oblivious, she intended to pass through Xia Hongshen’s body and continue walking forward. However, Xia Hongshen’s hand, with fingers pressed against her forehead, emitted a slightly warm breath that she could feel.

       Her blank brain began to move slowly. She stopped, looked at Xia Hongshen, and talked to someone for the first time after her death, “Who are you?”

       Xia Hongshen retracted his hand and said to her, “My name is Xia Hongshen, a doctoral student in Forensic Medicine pathology.”

       She heard Xia Hongshen say this, so she introduced herself, “My name is Tian Xin, a third-year pharmacology graduate student.”

       After speaking, she asked Xia Hongshen, “Why are you here?”

       Xia Hongshen did not answer her but asked, “Why are you here?”

       Tian Xin was a little confused. She thought about it seriously, and then her eyes widened in shock. She said, “I caught my boyfriend cheating. I said, believe it or not, I’m going to die. He then said just go ahead. I will go to the top floor and jump off the building.”

       Xia Hongshen looked at her and said, “Then what?”

       “Then?” Tian Xin was thinking, “Then I really jumped.”

       Xia Hongshen said calmly, “Yes, so you are dead.”

       Tian Xin’s face turned from blank to full of horror, “I’m dead?”

       Xia Hongshen told her, “You jumped from the 14th floor and died. You are just a ghost now.”

       Tian Xin suddenly trembled violently all over, “I’m dead?! I’m a ghost now?”

       Xia Hongshen’s tone sounded completely emotionless, “Your soul is bound to this place. Every night you walk from the first floor to the fourteenth floor, repeating the process of jumping off the building, unable to free yourself.”

       Tian Xin raised her hands to cover her face, “I—”

       Xia Hongshen said, “This is your own choice, giving up your life so easily for a man.”

       Tian Xin started to cry. She was very sad, her body was trembling, and she kept sobbing, but she couldn’t shed a single tear. She hugged her chest, curled into a ball, and squatted down.

       Xia Hongshen looked at her expressionlessly, showing no sadness or sympathy.

       Tian Xin suddenly said, “No! I don’t want to commit suicide. I was confused! It’s that, it’s the mirror!”

       “Mirror.” Xia Hongshen repeated in a low voice.

      “It started out as a rumour from the Faculty of Pharmacy. I heard them talking about an ancient mirror in the college that can show you what you want to see. I didn’t believe it at first, but one night during a power outage, I went down the stairs on the right and saw that mirror at the corner leading from the second floor to the first floor. I had always suspected that my boyfriend was cheating on me, and at that time, I was in a bad mood. So, I asked the mirror, ‘Can you show me if my boyfriend is really cheating?’ In the end, I saw him in the mirror having sex with another woman.”

       Tian Xin said these words slowly while walking downstairs with Xia Hongshen.

       “I felt so distressed. I received too many negative emotions from that mirror. I became anxious and sensitive, completely unlike myself. Later, I had a fight with my boyfriend. I told him that if he continued to associate himself with that woman, I would show him me ending my life. To my surprise, he said go ahead. I was in so much pain and wanted to make him regret it, so that night, I jumped alone from the fourteenth floor. I didn’t want to! It was like I was under some kind of spell, and it all started because of that mirror!”

       Tian Xin stretched out her hand and pointed at the full-length mirror standing quietly at the corner of the stairs.

       The two of them had reached the second floor. If they walked further, they could stand in front of the mirror.

       Even though Tian Xin couldn’t breathe anymore, she couldn’t hide her emotions. She really thought the mirror was confusing her.

       Xia Hongshen slowly walked down the stairs and approached the mirror. When he reached it, he touched the cold mirror surface with his fingers and said to Tian Xin, “It’s not that this mirror is bewitching you. It’s the thing attached to the mirror that is bewitching you.”

       “The thing attached? What is that?” Tian Xin asked.

       Xia Hongshen’s fingers moved slowly, and a faint light appeared in the dark environment, slowly illuminating the surrounding outline.

       Tian Xin looked at the mirror and found that she was like a shimmering mist in the mirror with Xia Hongshen next to her—she opened her eyes wide in surprise and looked at Xia Hongshen.

       “This mirror is originally a spiritual object. The spiritual energy promotes the growth and nurturing of all things, making it susceptible to the influence of demons and spirits. Before this, the mirror was only inhabited by a female ghost. The scenes you saw were nothing more than illusions created by the female ghost. However, you were easily manipulated by her, losing control of your mind.”

       Tian Xin raised her hand and put it on her chest. She said, “What about the female ghost now?”

       Xia Hongshen tilted his head slightly, his jawline was elegant and smooth, and he said, “Eaten by me.”

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Chapter 6 – Knock on the Door

       In the evening, Song Jun took a shower in the water room as usual, then returned to the room and watched a movie on the computer for a while before going to sleep.

       The little black cat did not show up tonight, and the bag of cat food was placed quietly by the window as if the little black cat could find it for himself even if Song Jun was not around.

       The weather during the summer break was exceptionally hot. Even at night, his whole body felt like he was in a steamer, and the temperature had not dropped at all. Although the mosquito net was hung, Song Jun did not put it down. He endured the pain of being bitten by mosquitoes and had to use the small fan placed next to the bed to blow air on himself for some comfort.

       The campus was very quiet at night. Most dormitory areas had access restrictions, and even outside the dormitory areas, by eleven at night, the school gates were closed. Almost no people would walk around the school, and no cars would drive by.

       Song Jun felt sleepy and fell asleep quickly as he lay on the bed.

       However, this peaceful sleep was suddenly interrupted in the middle of the night. Song Jun himself didn’t know why. He didn’t even dream, but he suddenly opened his eyes, and his brain instantly became extremely awake.

       Song Jun looked at the white mosquito net above his head and was stunned for a while.

       After waking up, he found that even though the fan was blowing, there was still a layer of sweat on my body, and the hair on my forehead was soaked with sweat.

       Once he woke up, he felt like he couldn’t go back to sleep. Song Jun turned over and kicked the cool quilt further on the bed, not wanting it to stick to him. He closed his eyes and tried to calm himself down, but he didn’t know what was going on. He always felt a little uneasy in his heart.

       The next second, he heard a very soft rattle from under the bed.

       The sound lasted only for a little while, then disappeared. Song Jun thought it was his illusion. He lay on his side on the bed and didn’t move. He wanted to listen more carefully, but then it became quiet, and he never heard the sound again.

       Song Jun’s nerves were tense for a while, and then he became a little sleepy. In a daze, he heard the sound again, which was still coming from under the bed.

       Song Jun suddenly became nervous.

       This time, he was sure he heard a sound, but he couldn’t tell what it was. There was a suitcase under his bed, and the sound just now sounded like the sound of luggage being dragged or the sound of clothes rubbing against each other.

       Song Jun swallowed subconsciously. He was thinking that maybe there was a mouse under the bed. His window was always open, and it was on the second floor, just like the little black cat. Maybe some other small animal had come in.

       But he still felt an inexplicable fear. Song Jun stood up and reached for the switch on the wall not far from the bed.

       However, just as he stood up, the sound under the bed suddenly increased in intensity. It was obviously the sound of clothes rubbing against each other. Next, he saw a hand reaching out from under the bed, its fingers clasped to the edge of the bed, and the nails of that hand were dyed a bright red colour.

       At the same time, Song Jun also turned on the ceiling light in the room, and the light instantly enveloped the entire room. The hand clasped beside the bed disappeared, and the sounds under the bed were no longer heard.

       However, Song Jun’s entire body broke out in a cold sweat, and he felt that even his heartbeat had stopped at that instant.

       He got up from the bed, not having the courage to look under the bed, so he opened the room and rushed to the opposite door, knocking hard.

       After about half a minute, Xia Hongshen’s door opened.

       Song Jun looked like he was about to cry.

       Xia Hongshen didn’t even ask ‘why’. He stepped aside and said, “Come in.”

       Song Jun was completely devastated. When he entered Xia Hongshen’s room, it was as if he had returned to the world from hell, and his body began to slowly warm up.

       He felt Xia Hongshen touch his head, like petting a small animal, and then pulled him to sit down next to the desk.

       Song Jun was still a little dazed. When he came to his senses, he found that Xia Hongshen was using a hot towel to wipe off the cold sweat on his face.

       He couldn’t care less about being embarrassed. He grabbed Xia Hongshen’s hand and said, “There is something under my bed.”

       Xia Hongshen looked down at him and narrowed her eyes slightly.

       Song Jun said, “Really, I know there is a female ghost with red nails and red high heels. She just appeared…”

       Xia Hongshen said to him calmly, “Calm down.”

       Song Jun shook his head, “I’m so scared.”

       Xia Hongshen walked to the door and took a look, then came back and closed the door. He said to Song Jun, “Do you want a drink of water?”

       Song Jun looked at Xia Hongshen, and his sanity gradually returned. He raised his hand to rake his sweaty hair and said, “I’m sorry.”

       Xia Hongshen stood nearby, waiting for him to calm down.

       Song Jun’s breathing was still slightly rapid, but his voice had calmed down. He said, “I saw it clearly this time. I’m sure it’s not an illusion. Senior Sister Cheng is also weird. I think she seems to be possessed by a female ghost.”

       After saying these words, Song Jun didn’t get a response from Xia Hongshen. He felt a little embarrassed and wondered if the other party found he looked ridiculous.

       However, Xia Hongshen’s expression was very calm. He even put a hand gently on Song Jun’s head and said, “Just rest here for a while.”

       “Huh?” Song Jun was stunned for a moment, then realised what he was doing, stood up, and said, “I’m sorry to disturb your rest so late.”

       “It doesn’t matter,” Xia Hongshen said.

       Song Jun then remembered that this seemed to be the first time he had entered Xia Hongshen’s room. There seemed to be no structural difference between this small single room and his. Xia Hongshen didn’t have much stuff, and his stuff was neatly packed.

       There was only one single bed in the room. Song Jun realised that he was disturbing Xia Hongshen’s sleep, but he did not dare to go back to his room to sleep alone at this time.

       However, Xia Hongshen’s suggestion for him to stay was actually an invitation for him to lie down and sleep on his bed.

       Song Jun quickly refused, “Then why are you sleeping? I, I’d better sit for a while.”

       “It’s okay,” Xia Hongshen sat down next to the desk, reached out, and turned on the computer, “I’m still looking for some information.”

       Song Jun stood in the middle of the room for a while, feeling a little silly and unsure of what to do, and finally, he lay down on Xia Hongshen’s single bed.

       There was no fan in Xia Hongshen’s room, but Song Jun didn’t feel very hot.

       There was only a faint light from the laptop screen in the room, and the sound of Xia Hongshen clicking the mouse came from time to time. However, this sound made Song Jun feel at ease. Tiredness soon came over him, and he fell asleep without realising it.

       He didn’t know how long it took, but suddenly, there was a knock on the door from outside.

       Xia Hongshen glanced at the time in the lower right corner of the computer screen. It was already three-thirty in the morning. Only three of them lived in this two-story old dormitory building, but there was a door lock at the entrance on the first floor. Besides the three of them, there was also a key in the graduate office of the college.

       At this time, he was with Song Jun, and Bu Hui had already gone to bed, so why would someone knock on the door outside?

       Xia Hongshen looked back at Song Jun. Song Jun was already asleep, but because of the sudden noise, he seemed a little uneasy and turned over slightly.

       After a brief pause, the knocking on the door rang again.

       Xia Hongshen put down his pen, stood up, walked to the door, reached out and opened the door.

       The door was opened a crack, and all Xia Hongshen could see was long hair hanging down. It was a person’s head, which was leaning against the crack in the door and trying to squeeze in. The long hair slipped in along the crack in the door.

       Xia Hongshen suddenly stretched out his hand, spread his fingers to grasp the head of the person who wanted to squeeze in, and then tightened it hard.

       The face covered by long hair showed a painful expression, and then the facial features were distorted and disappeared from Xia Hongshen’s fingers.

       Xia Hongshen retracted his hand, closed the door gently, turned to look at Song Jun, and saw that he had not awakened and was sleeping peacefully, so he returned to the table and continued to read documents on the computer.

       Song Jun slept extremely deeply, and when he woke up, it was almost noon.

       Xia Hongshen was no longer in the room. The bright light streamed in through the window, creating a tranquil and serene atmosphere. Song Jun stretched and then felt a little dazed. He felt that what happened last night was like a dream. In the bright daylight, he suddenly felt in a trance, not knowing whether what happened last night was real or not.

       Back in his room, Song Jun mustered up the courage to squat down and take a look under the bed. There was nothing except two boxes neatly placed.

       He raised his hand and wiped his face, clearing up his messy mood.

       He grabbed the cell phone beside the bed, and Song Jun found two missed calls, both of which were from Zhou Yingchun. It turned out that Zhou Yingchun went to the lab to look for him in the morning, but she didn’t see him, so she called and told him to go to the lab in the afternoon.

       Song Jun left his cell phone in the room, so he didn’t hear the ringtone in the morning. Now, he called Zhou Yingchun back and apologised repeatedly.

       After hanging up the phone, Song Jun felt hungry and went to the school cafeteria to eat.

       On the way, Song Jun met Cheng Ruijing and Bu Hui. Today, Cheng Ruijing no longer wore a white skirt and red high heels. When she saw Song Jun from a distance, she smiled and waved to say hello to him, as if she was back to normal.

       Song Jun was somewhat afraid of her, so after saying hello, he separated from the two people and went to the cafeteria alone.

       In the afternoon, Song Jun rushed to the lab. As soon as he walked into the Forensic Medicine building, he noticed it was particularly lively. In the corridor, he saw that the anatomy room on the first floor was open, and there was light shining through. He knew that there was probably a case being sent over to conduct an autopsy.

       Song Jun did not study medicine as an undergraduate, and he had never seen a real autopsy before, so he couldn’t help but feel scared and curious at the same time.

       After standing there and hesitating for a moment, Song Jun decided to walk over and take a look from a distance. He walked along the corridor to the door of the autopsy room and found that it was extremely lively, and the atmosphere was not scary at all.

       It turned out that the people guarding the autopsy room were the police, relatives of the deceased, and several undergraduate students who were interns.

       Song Jun didn’t walk in. He just saw Xia Hongshen standing next to the dissecting table from a distance, holding a cold dissecting knife and operating on the body.

       Xia Hongshen wore glasses and used a dissecting knife to cut open the human body in front of him with an expressionless expression.

       Song Jun didn’t dare to look any further. He turned around and heard two girls standing not far in front whispering. They were probably saying that Senior Brother Xia was really handsome. He was indeed the most handsome in the whole medical school.

       Song Jun then glanced at Xia Hongshen again, turned, and left.

       When they arrived at the lab, Zhou Yingchun seemed a bit displeased with Song Jun, feeling that he was neglecting the experiments. Zhou Yingchun went on to talk about how if he didn’t conduct experiments diligently and publish papers, he would not be able to graduate in the future.

       Song Jun was very embarrassed by what she said, and Zhou Yingchun gave Song Jun more pressure, asking him to get some of the experimental data in his hands within this week.

       In this way, within this week, Song Jun might have to spend time in the lab from morning to night every day.

       After spending an afternoon in the lab, Song Jun went to the cafeteria to finish his meal listlessly. He was not good at dealing with people like Zhou Yingchun. He felt that the pressure placed on him was too much, but he didn’t know how to refuse.

       After getting his food, he found a quiet place in a corner to sit down and eat.

       After a while, someone suddenly sat down opposite him with a plate.

       Song Jun was startled, and when he raised his head, he saw that the person coming was the boy he had seen outside the Faculty of Pharmacy building last night. If he remembered correctly, this boy’s name was Feng Junyuan.

       Song Jun stopped eating and looked at the other person with a bit of confusion. He felt that this person probably had something to say to him.

       Feng Junyuan was also looking at him.

       After the two people faced each other in silence for a while, Feng Junyuan suddenly said, “You have been marked.”

       Song Jun was baffled.

       Feng Junyuan just said that. He then he picked up his food plate and sat down in a different place.

       Song Jun looked at him in surprise and did not return to his senses for a long time.

       After a while, he began to wonder, Mark? What mark? Somehow, Song Jun suddenly remembered the scratches he saw on his face last night. He was surprised at the time, but then his attention was diverted. When he went back to wash up that night, he didn’t seem to see any marks on his face in the mirror.

       He couldn’t help but reach out and touch his face but still didn’t feel anything.

       At this time, Feng Junyuan had changed his position and sat down to concentrate on eating.

       Song Jun didn’t ask, but he was somewhat concerned about what Feng Junyuan said just now.

       After the meal, Song Jun went back to the lab to finish his experiment. By now, the data would probably be out.

       When he walked downstairs to Forensic Medicine, it was quiet inside. The afternoon autopsy had ended, and the door to the dissecting room on the first floor was also closed.

       He didn’t know if Xia Hongshen was still upstairs or had gone back to the dormitory.

       Song Jun walked to the elevator room and waited for the elevator. It was too quiet, and he felt a little uneasy.

       The lab was on the sixth floor. Perhaps because it was the middle of summer vacation, there were not many people in the lab these two days. It got dark late in the summer, but the lab was still very bright. Due to the lack of transparency in the corridors and elevator areas, lights had to be on throughout the day.

       Perhaps affected by last night’s experience, Song Jun always felt a little frightened from time to time even though it was still daylight. He was the only one in this small lab, and there was a lounge in front. As for whether there was anyone in it, he didn’t know.

       Song Jun sat in front of the computer and looked at the time. The results would be out in about fifteen minutes. He was somewhat nervous, fearing that he would not get satisfactory results and would have to work again tonight.

       After waiting quietly for a while, Song Jun stood up and planned to go to the bathroom.

       The bathrooms were on every floor, just past the lounge in front. When he passed by, he knocked on the door of the lounge and found that there was no one inside.

       After urinating in the bathroom and washing his hands, Song Jun suddenly heard footsteps coming from outside.

       It was the clicking sound of high heels on the ground, coming in this direction from the other end of the corridor, and seemed to have stopped at the door of the bathroom.

       Song Jun felt his scalp went numb.

       The bathroom door suddenly opened, but there was nothing outside as if the door had just been blown open by the wind.

       After washing his hands, Song Jun hurriedly came out of the bathroom. He heard footsteps in the corridor again, this time on the other side of the zigzag corridor as if the footsteps were following him in a circle.

       His thoughts were a little messy, and he couldn’t think of anything. He subconsciously wanted to leave this floor immediately and walked to the door leading to the elevator. As soon as he opened the door, he found that there was no light at all inside the elevator, and to reach the staircase, he had to pass through the darkened elevator area. The lights that had been on all along had extinguished at some point.

       Song Jun took two steps back because the moment he opened the door, he saw a long-haired woman wearing a white skirt standing facing the elevator door as if she was waiting for the elevator.

       The door was closed, and the footsteps in the corridor were getting closer and closer, and was about to appear in front of Song Jun through the corner in front of him.

       Song Jun turned around and ran back into the lab, reaching out and locking the lab door.

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Chapter 5 – High Heels

       Song Jun held Xia Hongshen’s arm tightly, his face looking a little pale due to fright.

       After Xia Hongshen asked ‘What’s wrong?’, his eyes turned to Song Jun’s open door.

       At this time, Cheng Ruijing appeared in front of the door and said with a smile. “Senior Brother Xia, are you back?”

       Song Jun turned around to look at Cheng Ruijing and saw that her expression was normal, and she had returned to her previous lively and playful temperament. She didn’t look strange at all.

       But what was all that about just now?

       Song Jun’s breathing was still slightly rapid, and he didn’t realise that he was holding Xia Hongshen’s arm tightly.

       Xia Hongshen glanced at the hand held by Song Jun and then asked Cheng Ruijing, “When did you come here?”

       Cheng Ruijing said, “I’ve been here for a while. I was waiting for Bu Hui, and Junior Brother asked me to sit in his room.”

       Xia Hongshen glanced at Song Jun again and saw that he was still holding on to him tightly with a frightened expression on his face, so he walked towards Song Jun’s room.

       When he moved, Song Jun came to his senses and quickly let go of his hand.

       When he saw Xia Hongshen go to his room, Song Jun suddenly felt less scared. He followed in and invited Xia Hongshen, “Senior Brother Xia, please sit here for a while, and I will pour you some water.”

       Xia Hongshen still held Song Jun’s water kettle in his hand. He casually placed it on the water bottle holder for him and said, “Okay.”

       Xia Hongshen sat in front of Song Jun’s small desk.

       Cheng Ruijing did not sit back on the bed. She stepped on high heels and walked back and forth in Song Jun’s room. She walked briskly and hummed from time to time as if she was very happy.

       Song Jun put the boiling water on, feeling that the atmosphere was a bit awkward and didn’t know what to say.

       Xia Hongshen had been looking at Cheng Ruijing, his dark eyes following Cheng Ruijing’s figure.

       Cheng Ruijing suddenly stopped and said to Song Jun, “Am I beautiful?”

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment and then replied, “Of course you are beautiful.”

       He saw the corners of Cheng Ruijing’s mouth suddenly twitching into a ferocious sneer, and then Cheng Ruijing asked Xia Hongshen, “What do you think?”

       Xia Hongshen replied flatly, “Ordinary.”

       If this had come from someone else, the atmosphere would definitely be extremely awkward. However, Xia Hongshen said it so naturally that Song Jun felt a little embarrassed for his deliberate flattery.

       The person who asked the question wasn’t angry either. Instead, she laughed and continued humming an off-key song again.

       After half an hour, Bu Hui finally came back.

       Cheng Ruijing smiled and held Bu Hui’s hand, waved to Song Jun and Xia Hongshen, and said, “Let’s go!”

       Bu Hui also waved his hand in agreement and said, “I’m leaving too; don’t miss me too much.”

       Song Jun reluctantly smiled at Bu Hui and watched the two of them leave. When he heard their footsteps going down the stairs, he immediately turned around and said to Xia Hongshen, “There seems to be something wrong with Senior Sister Cheng.”

       Xia Hongshen just said, “Oh?”

       Song Jun couldn’t help but tell Xia Hongshen everything he saw in the pharmacy school building last night. He said, “I don’t understand what’s going on, but those red high heels and red fingernails, no matter how I think about it, it’s not normal!”

       Xia Hongshen looked towards him, suddenly put his hand on his shoulder and said, “Don’t be nervous.” Then he withdrew his hand and walked outside.

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment, then when he came to his senses, Xia Hongshen had already opened the door to his room and went in. He couldn’t chase after him anymore, so he had to hold back his uncertainty and let go of the matter for the time being.

       At night, when Song Jun was reading an English document distressedly, the little black cat came in again.

       Song Jun stopped what he was doing, poured the cat food specially bought for the kitten into a small porcelain bowl, and placed it in front of it.

       The kitten sniffed it for a long time with its nose raised. After tasting one bite and apparently finding the flavour agreeable, it buried its head and started eating.

       Song Jun felt very happy.

       After the kitten finished eating a bowl of cat food, he gave it a bowl of milk and watched it drink it cleanly.

       Song Jun squatted aside, smoothing the fur of the little black cat with his hands, and asked, “Do you live near here? Why do you run to me every day?”

       The kitten’s ears twitched and naturally ignored him.

       Song Jun said to himself again, “What’s your name? How about I give you a name? Mimi?”

       The little black cat opened its mouth and yawned, no longer paying attention to Song Jun. He turned around and swept his tail over Song Jun’s arm, and then he jumped out of the window.

       Starting from the next day, Song Jun officially reported to the lab.

       Now that he was just getting started, he needed to gradually become familiar with the process. He didn’t want to appear clumsy, although, in fact, he was inevitably a little clumsy. At this time, he began to feel that it was a very happy thing to be guided by a senior brother or sister who had the same mentor. At least when asking for advice, he did not need to be so cautious.

       At noon, Song Jun went back to the dormitory to take a nap. After getting up, he walked to the front of Xia Hongshen’s room, took a deep breath and mustered up the courage to knock on his door.

       However, there was no response.

       He knew Xia Hongshen was there. When he was lying in bed at noon, he clearly heard Xia Hongshen’s footsteps coming back, but Xia Hongshen did not open the door for him.

       Song Jun felt frustrated and a little embarrassed. He dragged his steps toward the lab listlessly.

       In the afternoon, the fluorescence quantitative PCR instrument seemed to encounter an issue, and it wasn’t clear at which step of the procedure Song Jun had made a mistake. When he set it up, there was no response for half a day.

       Suddenly, a hand came over his shoulder. His long fingers held the mouse and clicked a few buttons on the computer.

       The system finally started to move again.

       Song Jun turned around and saw Xia Hongshen wearing a white coat and glasses.

       Xia Hongshen crossed his arms in front of his chest and said, “Continue.”

       Song Jun quickly said, ‘Oh’ and turned around to continue the procedure.

       That day, Xia Hongshen stayed in Song Jun’s laboratory all afternoon to accompany him in conducting his experiments. Although Xia Hongshen didn’t talk much, he basically taught Song Jun step by step. Moreover, regardless of how clumsy Song Jun might seem, Xia Hongshen showed no signs of impatience.

       Song Jun was very grateful to Xia Hongshen. After thinking about it for a few days, he decided to treat Xia Hongshen to a meal. At the same time, in order to thank Bu Hui, who had helped him find papers a few days ago, Song Jun also invited him.

       It was still a small restaurant outside the school. Song Jun and Xia Hongshen arrived first that day. Song Jun asked the boss to take the menu and order. Xia Hongshen sat opposite him, rinsing the utensils with the tea1It’s a Cantonese tradition (as well as a few other sporadic parts of China) to rinse your utensils and bowls with hot water or tea in the restaurant.

       When Bu Hui arrived, two dishes had already been served.

       These past few days, Bu Hui seemed to be quite busy. Song Jun had hardly run into him, and now, when he saw him, Bu Hui looked exhausted, with dark circles under his eyes.

       Xia Hongshen handed him a pair of chopsticks while studying his expression.

       Bu Hui took it, thanked him, and then opened his mouth and yawned.

       “Tired?” Song Jun asked.

       Bu Hui nodded, then shook his head and said, “It’s nothing, it’s okay.”

       Although he said he was fine, Song Jun felt that he actually looked very bad. Bu Hui was a cheerful and sunny young man who was always smiling. When he saw Song Jun, he liked to call him junior brother. But tonight, he barely smiled when he showed up, and the rest of the time, he seemed to be just forcing himself to have this meal with them.

       Xia Hongshen sat opposite them and asked a few questions about Bu Hui’s current situation.

       Bu Hui complained that there were too many patients in the hospital, and those patients with various mental illnesses were almost driving him insane as well.

       Being an intern in a hospital was a very tiring thing. Although Song Jun had never experienced it, he felt that he could completely understand it.

       However, it wasn’t Bu Hui’s first day at the hospital, so it was a bit unusual for him to be tortured and emaciated like this.

       After dinner, Bu Hui answered the phone and said he had to leave first.

       Song Jun saw his hurried look and said to Xia Hongshen, “What do you think happened to Senior Brother Bu?”

       Xia Hongshen shook his head.

       Song Jun asked the boss to collect the money, and after paying the bill, he went back to the campus with Xia Hongshen. The two of them had just walked into the campus gate and stopped in unison because they both saw Bu Hui and Cheng Ruijing standing together not far in front.

       Cheng Ruijing still wore a white skirt today, which seemed slightly different from that day, but it was still a long skirt, and she wore a pair of bright red stiletto heels.

       Bu Hui and Cheng Ruijing were standing together talking, looking no different from the countless couples on campus.

       However, Song Jun couldn’t suppress the surprise in his heart and stared hard at Cheng Ruijing.

       Cheng Ruijing suddenly hooked her fingers on the collar of Bu Hui’s T-shirt, stood up slightly on her tiptoes, and kissed her lips.

       Next, Bu Hui took Cheng Ruijing’s hand, and the two of them walked forward together.

       Song Jun felt his heart beating hard as he turned his head to Xia Hongshen, “Let’s go take a look.”

       “Look at what?” Xia Hongshen asked.

       Song Jun couldn’t help but worry, “I always feel that something is wrong with Senior Sister Cheng, and something seems wrong with Senior Brother Bu. I’m a little scared.”

       Xia Hongshen was silent for a moment and said, “If you are really worried, then let’s go and have a look.”

       Song Jun immediately smiled and said, “Thank you, senior brother.”

       Xia Hongshen said nothing.

       The two of them kept a distance and followed Cheng Ruijing and Bu Hui. Seeing them holding hands and walking forward, Cheng Ruijing seemed to be in a good mood and jumped up and down as she walked. It was the same as that day inside Song Jun’s dormitory.

       Bu Hui and Cheng Ruijing walked all the way to the Faculty of Pharmacy building.

       Song Jun stood at the door of the building, hesitating a little. He didn’t want to enter the building again.

       Xia Hongshen did not rush him but just asked, “Do you want to go in?”

       Song Jun turned back to look at Xia Hongshen, thinking that it wouldn’t be scary if he were with him, so he nodded and said, “Let’s go.”

       Bu Hui and Cheng Ruijing took the elevator up to the seventh floor, presumably to Cheng Ruijing’s lab.

       Song Jun always felt that this building was eerie. He didn’t know whether it was the psychological effect of encountering too many weird things here or whether there was something really weird about this building.

       When the elevator came down, Song Jun and Xia Hongshen got in.

       In the narrow elevator room, Song Jun couldn’t help but ask, “Senior Brother Xia, do you believe there are ghosts in this world?”

       Xia Hongshen looked at him, “What do you think?”

       Song Jun wanted to say he didn’t know, but then he thought of the pair of red high heels he saw that night and suddenly felt a chill on his back. He shook his head and decided not to think about these terrible things anymore.

       The elevator came to a stop on the seventh floor. As soon as the elevator door opened, Song Jun heard a series of laughter from Cheng Ruijing. It seemed to be a very happy voice, but when it echoed in the empty corridor, it was unexpectedly overwhelming.

       The security doors in the corridors were not closed today, but except for the left corridor where Cheng Ruijing’s lab was located, the corridor on the right side of the corner did not even have a light on, and every door was tightly closed, so it must be all empty.

       Song Jun and Xia Hongshen walked a few steps in the direction of Cheng Ruijing and the others. Suddenly, they heard Cheng Ruijing humming a song. It was still the same off-key tune she had hummed before. The thin and slightly sharp female voice sounded in the corridor. It echoed with an inexplicable sense of sadness.

       Song Jun took a few steps, felt suddenly nervous, and subconsciously grabbed Xia Hongshen’s wrist next to him.

       Xia Hongshen didn’t say anything and just let him grab him.

       The door of Cheng Ruijing’s lab was ajar. When Song Jun approached, he couldn’t help but move his steps. He pressed his body against the wall and poked his head to look inside the door. His heart was beating so hard because he was afraid of seeing something terrible.

       Although he was mentally prepared, when he saw the scene in the room, he was still stunned.

       There was nothing scary in the room, but on the computer table in the room, Cheng Ruijing was sitting on it, Bu Hui was standing in front of her, and the two were making out.

       Song Jun looked around and saw Bu Hui.

       While kissing Cheng Ruijing’s neck, one hand reached under her skirt while Cheng Ruijing tilted her head, smiling and humming.

       Seeing that scene, Song Jun quickly retracted his head, his face flushed.

       Looking back, Song Jun saw Xia Hongshen looking at him. He didn’t know what to say for a while, and he couldn’t ask Xia Hongshen if he saw the scene inside, so he had to say, “Let’s go.”

       Xia Hongshen didn’t ask anything. When he heard him say he was leaving, he nodded and followed him towards the elevator.

       As Song Jun walked forward, he couldn’t help but look back. Cheng Ruijing was still humming. She didn’t look like she was immersed in intimacy with her boyfriend at all. Moreover, the expression he saw on Cheng Ruijing just now—how to describe it? Her gaze was somewhat vacant, with a slight upward curve at the corners of her mouth—a somewhat chilling smile.

       This sense of incongruity tormented Song Jun, but he didn’t know how to express it to others, so he had to stay silent.

       The elevator reached the first floor. As he stepped out of the elevator, Xia Hongshen’s cell phone suddenly rang.

       Xia Hongshen answered the phone, and the tone sounded like it was from his mentor. He slowly walked a few steps forward, stopped and talked on the phone seriously.

       Song Jun couldn’t disturb him, so he had to wait for him where he was.

       Suddenly, Song Jun saw a mirror placed not far to the right of the door. He walked over and saw that his face was a little pale in the mirror, and strangely, he found that there were two scratches on his face at some point, as if he had been scratched by someone with sharp nails.

       When were you scratched? Song Jun had no memory of the scratches, and his face hadn’t been injured before he left the house today. Song Jun raised his hand to touch his face, but it was smooth, and he couldn’t feel any scratches at all.

       At this time, Xia Hongshen suddenly appeared behind him, startling him.

       He turned around and said to Xia Hongshen, “Did you see any injuries on my face?”

       Xia Hongshen looked at his face, neither admitting nor denying.

       Song Jun was too embarrassed to look in the mirror again and said to Xia Hongshen, “Let’s go.”

       As soon as the two people walked out of the Faculty of Pharmacy building door, Song Jun suddenly realised that there was a mirror inside. He had been in and out of the Faculty of Pharmacy frequently in the past few days, and it seemed that this was the first time he saw a mirror. He didn’t seem to have seen it before he went up just now.

       Song Jun couldn’t help but want to turn back to confirm, but his attention was attracted by another person.

       He saw a boy standing in front of the Faculty of Pharmacy building, looking up. After seeing the two of them come out, his gaze fell on the two of them.

       The boy was wearing a complete set of white short-sleeved sweatshirts. He had a slender figure, fair skin, and slightly long hair that covered his ears. His appearance was very handsome. At first glance, he had a sunny and handsome image that was very popular with girls.

       But the boy looked very serious and kept staring at the two of them.

       Song Jun looked at him, feeling a little weird in his heart. He turned to look at Xia Hongshen, only to see that Xia Hongshen was also looking at the boy, his dark eyes showing no emotion.

       Song Jun opened his mouth and wanted to ask the boy if something was wrong, but he heard someone shouting “Feng Junyuan!” from a distance.

       The boy standing in front turned his head when he heard this. It was probably his classmates calling him. He glanced at Song Jun and Xia Hongshen again, turned and left.

       Next to Song Jun, Xia Hongshen kept watching the boy named Feng Junyuan walk away and then turned back to look at the Faculty of Pharmacy building behind him.

       Song Jun’s head was in chaos, and he heard Xia Hongshen say to him, “Let’s go.”

       He nodded and left with Xia Hongshen.

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Chapter 4 – Cheng Ruijing

       “Have you heard the legend of the mirror at the Faculty of Pharmacy? It’s said that on the right staircase from the first floor to the second floor of the Faculty of Pharmacy, there is a mirror at the corner. Normally, you can’t see anything in it, but at midnight, if you look into the mirror, you can see the most terrifying things.”


       “Everyone’s most terrifying thing is different. For example, if you’re very beautiful, you might see yourself ageing; if you’re scared of ghosts, you might see a long-haired woman covering her face, standing behind you and so on… But that’s not important. The most important part is the origin of the mirror. It is said to have come from the old building of the Faculty of Pharmacy. The Faculty of Pharmacy used to have a three-story old building with a wooden structure and a small attic on each side. The mirror was supposedly kept in one of these attics. Later, a fire destroyed the old building completely. At that time, a senior sister was studying alone in the loft. While trying to escape, she got her leg broken by the falling mirror and couldn’t make it out, ultimately burning to death.”

       “It’s so tragic…”

       “Later, when the new Faculty of Pharmacy building was constructed, the dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, passing through the first floor, suggested adding a mirror here for students to tidy up their appearance. Somehow, someone brought the old mirror from the previous Faculty of Pharmacy building, and since then, there have been many creepy stories. Eventually, the building manager moved the mirror to the staircase area because no one usually passed by there. Then, one night, there was a power outage…”

       “Ah—” the girl at the next table suddenly screamed.

       Song Jun almost dropped his chopsticks because of her.

       Then the girl said, “Stop it, I’m not listening!”

       The girl opposite her, who was telling a campus legend, curled her lips and said, “Never mind, don’t listen then.”

       Song Jun quickly scooped up two mouthfuls of rice, picked up his tray, and left.

       He didn’t know whether the story the girl told was true or not, but the Faculty of Pharmacy building always seemed so weird to him, and he didn’t want to go into that place if he didn’t have to.

       He came out of the cafeteria and went back to take a nap. When he woke up, his head was covered with sweat. The small fan was whirring, but it didn’t have much effect. He hesitated and wanted to take his notebook to the laboratory to read the literature, but again, he was worried that he would not be familiar with the senior brothers and sisters in the laboratory, and it would not be good to rush there. He should wait until Zhou Yingchun allowed him to officially enter the laboratory.

       In the evening, Song Jun saw the black cat again. At that time, he took a shower and was wearing only a pair of underwear in the room. The black cat silently ran to his window and stared at him.

       Song Jun had nothing to feed it, so he carefully reached out and touched its head. Seeing that it didn’t resist, he gently scratched it with his fingers.

       The black cat’s eyes narrowed, with a look of enjoyment on his face. Later, he lay on his side on the ground and jumped out of the window after its fur was smoothed by Song Jun all night.

       The next day, Song Jun went to the supermarket outside and bought a small bag of cat food. He planned to feed the black cat some cat food if it came again, but he didn’t know if it would like it.

       In the end, that night, Song Jun did not wait for the little black cat to come but received a call from Bu Hui.

       As soon as Song Jun picked up the phone, Bu Hui said, “Junior brother, please do me a favour.”

       It turned out that Bu Hui was still in the hospital at this time. He admitted two patients in the afternoon and was still busy writing medical records. He had just received a call from his girlfriend, Cheng Ruijing, saying that she was locked in the laboratory and was now alone and scared. He asked Bu Hui to go to the administrator on the first floor to get the key and then come up to pick her up.

       Song Jun was immediately nervous when he heard about the laboratory because if he remembered correctly, Bu Hui’s girlfriend was a student at the Faculty of Pharmacy.

       Sure enough, Bu Hui told Song Jun on the phone that he really couldn’t leave now and asked Song Jun to help him go to the Faculty of Pharmacy building to find the administrator and then go to the seventh floor to help open the door.

       In fact, at that time, Song Jun didn’t quite understand why Cheng Ruijing was locked in the laboratory, but hearing that Bu Hui was very busy and anxious, he didn’t have the nerve to refuse, so he had to agree.

       After that, Bu Hui sent him another text message and gave him Cheng Ruijing’s mobile phone number.

       Song Jun put away his mobile phone, opened the door and glanced at Xia Hongshen’s room across his. The door was still closed, probably because he hadn’t come back yet, because he hadn’t heard the other party’s footsteps coming back.

       Song Jun had some mental trauma about the Faculty of Pharmacy building, but he just agreed to Bu Hui’s request. He also thought that Cheng Ruijing, a girl, was locked upstairs, which was really scary, so he had to muster up the courage to go there again.

       When Song Jun walked inside the school, he felt that it was no different from usual. The Faculty of Pharmacy building looked peaceful and peaceful from the outside, without any abnormalities.

       What happened that night seemed like a dream or a hallucination. He couldn’t get downstairs, but he didn’t see anything.

       Song Jun planned to go in and directly find the administrator, then go up to the seventh floor together. That way, there wouldn’t be anything to be afraid of.

       However, after entering the Faculty of Pharmacy building, Song Jun did not find the administrator. The door of the building administrator’s room was open, and the TV inside was still playing TV images.

       He walked around the first floor and tried standing near the administrator’s room to shout out to the administrator, but he got no response.

       At this time, Bu Hui called again. Bu Hui asked him if he had arrived. He said that Cheng Ruijing was alone upstairs and was very scared.

       Song Jun was a little helpless. After hanging up the phone, he stood there and hesitated for a while.

       At this time, a man and a woman happened to come in from outside, talking and walking towards the elevator. Song Jun immediately followed them and got into the elevator with them.

       The couple took the elevator to the fifth floor and went out. Song Jun sat alone on the seventh floor. When the elevator door opened, he walked out and turned the corner before realising why Cheng Ruijing had been locked inside.

       There was a security door in the corridor, which was like a fence, dividing the corridor into two halves. Song Jun shouted, “Senior Sister Cheng?”

       Soon, someone responded to him. Cheng Ruijing ran out of a room inside the security door and asked, “Is the administrator here?”

       Song Jun shook his head, “I didn’t find the administrator.”

       Cheng Ruijing was very disappointed, but when she saw Song Jun, she seemed less scared. She walked towards Song Jun and stood across an iron gate from him, complaining, “I closed the door for a while inside and forgot to tell them. As a result, when they left, I got locked out! It’s so frustrating!”

       Song Jun subconsciously reached out and pushed the security door, but unfortunately, it couldn’t be pushed.

       Cheng Ruijing said, “What should I do? Is the administrator not here?”

       Song Jun said, “There was no one when I came here. Where are your classmates? Ask them to come back and open the door?”

       Cheng Ruijing said, “The one with the key said he went out to eat and might not be back until after nine o’clock.”

       Song Jun was helpless, “What should we do? You wait here for a moment, and I’ll try to find the administrator again.”

       Cheng Ruijing reached out and grabbed the iron door, “Don’t leave. I feel very scared alone. You know, Senior Sister Tian just jumped from the building a few days ago.”

       Song Jun was about to speak when he suddenly froze. He suddenly stuttered and asked, “Are you alone here?”

       Cheng Ruijing saw his expression change and said strangely, “Yes, I am the only one here.”

       What she didn’t know was that Song Jun had just seen a pair of red high-heeled shoes standing there in the bathroom two doors away from Cheng Ruijing.

       From Song Jun’s position, he could only see a little bit of the tip of the shoe sticking out. It looked more like a person standing with legs together behind the corner of the wall, with a little bit of the tip of the shoe sticking out.

       Cheng Ruijing noticed that Song Jun’s expression was getting worse and worse. and suddenly became a little nervous. She lowered her voice and asked, “What’s wrong?”

       Song Jun wanted to tell her: Look back. Is there a pair of shoes or a person standing there? But he didn’t dare to say it. He was afraid that he would scare Cheng Ruijing, and he was even more afraid that Cheng Ruijing would confirm something once she looked back.

       “What should I do?” Cheng Ruijing was still struggling. She planned to call Bu Hui again to urge him to come over. She felt that the junior brother in front of her was a bit dull and unreliable.

       Just when Cheng Ruijing took out her cell phone, she saw Song Jun’s eyes suddenly filled with fear.

       It was fear because, at that moment, Song Jun saw a hand sticking out from the corner of the wall and gouging at the edge of the wall, and the nails of the fingers were dyed with bright red nail polish.

       Cheng Ruijing was frightened by Song Jun’s eyes and immediately turned around to look.

       But at this moment, the elevator made a ‘ding’ sound, and then the elevator door opened, and someone walked out.

       Song Jun and Cheng Ruijing were attracted by the sound at the same time and turned to look, only to find that it was Bu Hui who came up with the administrator on the first floor.

       Cheng Ruijing suddenly became happy.

       Song Jun turned around to look again, but he could no longer see the tips of the shoes and fingers.

       The administrator complained as he came over to get the key and opened the security door.

       Cheng Ruijing lost his temper with Bu Hui, blaming him for coming too late. Bu Hui looked troubled, “Lady, do you know that it was hard for me to find someone to help me get off work, and I have to rush back soon.”

       Song Jun was a little embarrassed when he heard this and said to Bu Hui, “I’m sorry, Senior Brother Bu.”

       Bu Hui patted him on the shoulder and said, “What are you sorry for? Junior brother, I want to thank you for coming all this way. I’ll treat you to a meal another day.”

       Cheng Ruijing went back to the laboratory to pack her small backpack. Song Jun subconsciously took a few steps forward, wanting to go to the bathroom door to have a look, but Bu Hui suddenly grabbed his arm.

       Bu Hui said, “That’s the women’s restroom over there, and the men’s restroom is in the opposite corridor.”

       Song Jun had to stop.

       Cheng Ruijing packed up her things and came out. The administrator locked the iron door again and turned off the lights in the corridor on this floor.

       With so many people together, Song Jun didn’t feel scared, but he was still worried about the scene he just saw.

       But until they entered the elevator, they didn’t see anyone else on this floor.

       Song Jun felt like he might have run into something ominous. All those strange events happened inside the Faculty of Pharmacy building. Thinking about the senior sister from the Faculty of Pharmacy who jumped off the building, Song Jun was more inclined to believe that the Faculty of Pharmacy building was haunted.

       But why did it only happen to him every time? Cheng Ruijing stayed alone for such a long time and obviously didn’t see anything.

       Song Jun didn’t know what to do. If he talked about this kind of thing, no one would believe it, right? Maybe he should go to a temple, pay respects, and ask a monk to perform some rituals?

       In the midst of random thoughts, Song Jun gradually fell asleep. After dawn, what happened last night seemed not so scary anymore.

       He didn’t sleep well that night. The next day, Song Jun went to see Zhou Yingchun in the morning. Zhou Yingchun took him to the laboratory so that he could start to familiarise himself with operating the laboratory’s instruments. There were many senior brothers and sisters in the same laboratory, but Zhou Yingchun was currently only mentoring him.

       For this reason, Zhou Yingchun took him to the pathology teaching and research office downstairs that day and found Xia Hongshen.

       Xia Hongshen was writing something in the office. When Song Jun followed Zhou Yingchun, he saw Xia Hongshen wearing glasses and a white coat. He was a little startled. Song Jun found this version of Xia Hongshen so good-looking that it was almost frightening. There was even a hint of indescribable restraint in his appearance.

       When Xia Hongshen faced Zhou Yingchun, his attitude was not very warm, and when he heard Zhou Yingchun ask him to help take care of Song Jun, he did not refuse.

       Before they left, Xia Hongshen turned the signature pen between his fingers and said to Song Jun, “If you have any questions, you can come to me.”

       In the afternoon, Song Jun went back to the dormitory at around three o’clock.

       As soon as he opened the door, he heard footsteps going up the stairs. Those were not the footsteps of Bu Hui or Xia Hongshen but the footsteps of a woman wearing high heels.

       Song Jun stood there, and after a while, he saw a foot wearing red high heels stepping into the corridor.

       The person who came was Cheng Ruijing.

       Cheng Ruijing was wearing a white dress and red high heels today. She seemed to be carefully dressed up, but she didn’t seem to be in a good mood. After going upstairs, she walked towards Bu Hui’s room.

       Song Jun said to her, “Senior Sister Cheng, Senior Brother Bu is not here.”

       “Not here, huh.” Cheng Ruijing repeated, standing there and not looking like she was leaving.

       Song Jun hesitated for a moment, seeing that Cheng Ruijing was not leaving, and he was too embarrassed to enter the room and leave her alone in the corridor, so he said, “Senior sister, would you like to go to my room and sit for a while? Maybe Senior Brother Bu will be back later.”

       Cheng Ruijing looked towards him and said, “Okay.”

       Song Jun invited Cheng Ruijing into the room to sit down. He saw that his room was a bit messy and tidied it up.

       Cheng Ruijing sat upright on the stool, reaching out and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear.

       Song Jun noticed that her fingers were painted with red nail polish, which looked exactly the same colour as the fingernails of the hand that appeared in the Faculty of Pharmacy building last night.

       Song Jun suddenly felt an inexplicable chill, but seeing that Cheng Ruijing’s expression was very calm, he restrained his random thoughts and said, “Sit down for a moment, Senior Sister and I’ll go get some water to boil.”

       Song Jun took his electric kettle out, walked to the water room to fill it up, and then returned to the room.

       The door was open when he left. When he looked in, he found that Cheng Ruijing, who was originally sitting on a chair, had disappeared. Perplexed, he pushed the door open and saw Cheng Ruijing sitting on his bed.

       Cheng Ruijing sat beside Song Jun’s bed and put down the mosquito net Song Jun bought the day before yesterday to cover her upper body, leaving only one pair of legs exposed and bright red nails digging into the bedside.

       Song Jun suddenly felt that this kind of Cheng Ruijing was too scary. He took two steps back toward the door and felt he bumped into someone. When he turned around, he found that it was Xia Hongshen.

       Xia Hongshen reached out to catch him and also grabbed the kettle that he almost dropped on the ground.

       “What?” Xia Hongshen’s usually slow voice sounded.

       Song Jun turned around and grabbed Xia Hongshen’s arm and shouted, “Senior Brother Xia!”

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Chapter 3 – Ghost Pounding the Wall

       The news of a female postgraduate student jumping off the building in the Faculty of Pharmacy quickly spread throughout the entire campus. Back then, on campus, instances of students being unable to cope with pressure and resorting to jumping off buildings seemed not uncommon. Regardless of whether they knew each other or not, they all felt a little regretful, but it didn’t seem to stir up too much commotion.

       The Faculty of Pharmacy building was sealed off that night, but it was reopened as usual the next day. Students moved in and out without feeling too much out of the ordinary.

       About two days later, it was already evening when Song Jun received a call from Zhou Yingchun, asking him to help her go to the tenth floor of the Faculty of Pharmacy to get a copy of the experimental data and then deliver it to her to the Forensic Medicine office building.

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment, then quickly agreed and said that he would go immediately.

       He packed up and went out with his cell phone and keys. Just when he opened the door, he saw Xia Hongshen coming back from outside. He nodded and greeted him, “Senior Brother Xia.”

       Unexpectedly, Xia Hongshen asked him, “Where are you going?”

       Xia Hongshen’s tone was not considered polite, and at first, it sounded a little less than polite. Fortunately, Song Jun was someone who didn’t care and replied, “Go and help Teacher Zhou get something.”

       Xia Hongshen nodded to show that he understood, then opened the door and went back to his room.

       When Song Jun came out of the dormitory, it was already dark, and the sun was about to set. However, it was the busiest time inside the campus. Many students were walking to the classroom and were about to go to self-study. There were also boys who came out to play football on the playground while the sun was down.

       When Song Jun walked to the bottom of the Faculty of Pharmacy building, he subconsciously glanced up at the building. He didn’t know why, as he hadn’t intentionally tried to remember anything, but for some reason, he vividly recalled the window from which the girl had jumped that day.

       The Faculty of Pharmacy building was one of several newly built buildings in the school. The building was ‘L’ shaped. There was an elevator at the corner of the ‘L’, but the staircase was at the top and the two ends of the right side of the building.

       At this time of the day, the building was already a little deserted, but from the outside, one could still see many rooms with lights on. Most of them were graduate students from the Faculty of Pharmacy, either still doing experiments or studying on their own.

       Song Jun received a call from Zhou Yingchun, asking him to go to the tenth floor to find a girl named Liao Wan to get the data. According to Zhou Yingchun, she had already called Liao Wan in advance, and Song Jun only needed to go for the other party to know.

       But it was Song Jun’s first time to enter the Pharmacy School Building. He started walking in the wrong direction and walked to the stairwell on the far right. He quickly turned around and found the elevator in the middle.

       The process of finding Liao Wan went smoothly. Once the other party heard that he was called by Teacher Zhou to get the data, she gave him a USB stick and said that he could just return it to her after copying it.

       Song Jun thanked her, walked out of Liao Wan’s laboratory with the USB flash drive, and walked in the empty corridor.

       At this time, it was completely dark outside, and the corridor was empty, except for him. As he approached the elevator, Song Jun noticed that it was on its way up from the first floor. He reached out and pressed the down button, observing that the elevator didn’t stop on its way up until it reached the tenth floor.

       When the elevator door opened, Song Jun originally thought there would be someone inside, but there was no one there. There were smooth mirrors on three sides, reflecting Song Jun’s lonely shadow.

       Song Jun stood in, turned around, and faced the elevator door. He saw the Arabic numeral ‘10’ written on the opposite wall.

       The elevator door slowly closed, and all the way down, Song Jun watched the red floor numbers slowly jump down from 10 to 1. When he reached the first floor, he thought the elevator door was about to open, but he realized that the elevator had not stopped at all. As it continued to go down, the bright red number suddenly jumped to the top floor, 14th floor, and then jumped down from 14 again.

       Song Jun suddenly felt a chill in his body. He subconsciously took a step back and pressed his back against the elevator wall to make sure there were no blind spots around him. Then he stared at the jumping floor numbers in the elevator again.

       At first, he thought it was an elevator malfunction, but he quickly dismissed the idea because he could detect a slight weightlessness as the elevator moved downwards. He was sure that he was going all the way down. He had clearly gone down from the 10th floor to the 1st floor just now, but now he had gone all the way down to more than ten floors. How could it be possible? Unless there were more than ten floors underground in this pharmacy faculty building!

       Song Jun didn’t dare to think about these illogical things. He reached out and pressed the floor button. It didn’t matter which floor he pressed as long as he could stop immediately.

       As a result, the elevator suddenly stopped on the fifth floor. The elevator door slowly opened, and Song Jun saw the number ‘5’ on the opposite wall.

       Without much hesitation, he immediately walked out of the elevator. The elevator door slowly closed behind him and stopped at the fifth floor.

       Song Jun stood at the corner of the fifth floor. There were empty corridors to the left and right. The corridors were lit with pale fluorescent lights, but there was no one there. All the doors of the rooms on both sides were also closed.

       He hadn’t recovered from the panic just now. His back was chilled, and his arms were covered in goosebumps, but he didn’t dare to enter the elevator behind him no matter what. After standing there in a daze for a while, Song Jun plucked up the courage and walked towards the stairwell on the right.

       There was a fire door1A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building or structure or ship in the stairwell, which was usually closed and could be pushed open with some effort.

       But the stairwell looked much scarier than the empty corridor because there was no light in the stairwell. He pushed open the fire door and saw a ray of light seeping in, casting his own shadow on the ground. But once he entered, the door would automatically pop back up, and then it would block out all the light.

       Song Jun looked around but couldn’t find the light switch in the stairwell.

       He was a little nervous because he didn’t think that the phenomenon in the elevator just now could be explained clearly by science, but he hoped that he could be calmer and not be so paranoid.

       He took a deep breath. Song Jun pushed open the fire door and walked into the stairwell. Whether going up or down, the stairs were pitch black. He took out his phone, and the weak light from the screen illuminated a small area in front of him. At least he wouldn’t miss the steps, but no one knew what was in the darker places ahead.

       Song Jun did not stop, nor did he look around anymore. He concentrated on looking at the small bright spot in front of him and walked downstairs. He himself didn’t know which floor he had reached when his cell phone suddenly rang.

       In an absolutely quiet environment, the sudden ringing almost scared Song Jun out of his wits, and he almost lost his grip. But he still stopped, stepped back slightly, pressed his back against the wall, and answered the phone.

       The call turned out to be from Xia Hongshen. The moment the call was connected, Song Jun didn’t recognize it because he had never asked for Xia Hongshen’s phone number.

       For some reason, Song Jun felt a little more relaxed when he heard Xia Hongshen’s voice.

       On the other side of the phone, Xia Hongshen’s first sentence was to ask, “Where are you?”

       Song Jun said, “I’m in the Faculty of Pharmacy building, and I’m about to come out—”

       Before he finished speaking, he heard Xia Hongshen say, “Wait for me there.”

       Song Jun was stunned and hurriedly told Xia Hongshen what was going on. Song Jun said, “I don’t know what’s going on. There seems to be something wrong with the elevator. I was coming down the stairs…”

       “Stand where you are and don’t go anywhere,” was what Xia Hongshen said.

       Then, the call was hung up.

       Song Jun saw that the phone was disconnected and thought of what Xia Hongshen had just said, so he simply sat down on the stairs against the wall. To be honest, he didn’t want to stay any longer, but he felt nervous facing the darkness ahead. And how many floors had he just descended? Was there an exit up ahead? He found himself a bit confused.

       After almost ten minutes, Song Jun heard footsteps going up the stairs.

       He suddenly stood up from the ground, holding the phone tightly, shining a small piece of light.

       The footsteps got closer and closer and stopped in front of the stairs where Song Jun was. Then Song Jun saw Xia Hongshen through the faint light.

       Song Jun suddenly breathed a sigh of relief and said, “Senior Brother Xia.”

Xia Hongshen didn’t say much. He just stretched out a hand to him, “Follow me.”

       Song Jun was stunned; his body reacted before his brain, and he reached out and held Xia Hongshen’s hand.

       Xia Hongshen pulled him and walked downstairs.

       Because there was one more person, Song Jun felt less scared, so he asked, “Why don’t you take the elevator? Maybe it’s already fine?”

       Xia Hongshen replied briefly, “Not taking it.”

       Song Jun didn’t want to ask any more questions and followed Xia Hongshen all the way down.

       At this moment, he discovered a problem. He had just come out of the elevator on the fifth floor and then went down at least three or four floors. It was almost time to reach the first floor; however, Xia Hongshen was still pulling him along, and it was apparent that there was still a considerable distance below. Unable to hold back, he asked, “Which floor were we on just now?”

       “Fourteenth floor,” Xia Hongshen said.

       Song Jun was stunned. He felt that something was wrong. The fourteenth floor was the top floor of this building. Leaving aside whether the floor numbers he saw while descending were accurate. When he entered the stairwell just now, he did see that there was another one facing upwards. How could the stairs be on the fourteenth floor?

       But the fourteenth floor… wasn’t that the floor from which that senior sister jumped?

       Song Jun suddenly felt cold and couldn’t ask the questions he wanted to ask. He followed Xia Hongshen downstairs in silence.

       This time, he still couldn’t remember how many floors he had gone down. When he passed the corner of the first floor, he suddenly noticed something reflecting light in front of him. Song Jun subconsciously wanted to take a closer look, but Xia Hongshen beside him raised his hand to block his eyes and said, “Don’t look. Follow me.”

       Song Jun was stunned. He thought what he just saw was probably a mirror, but he wasn’t sure.

       With Xia Hongshen blocking his eyes, he could feel Xia Hongshen’s slender and cold fingers, and he was slightly nervous. However, he didn’t dare to push them away, so he followed Xia Hongshen all the way down to the first floor and walked out of the Faculty of Pharmacy building.

       The moment he walked out of the door, Song Jun felt a rush of hot air rushing towards his face. Then, he suddenly realised that the building was as cold as if the central air conditioner had been turned on. But this was impossible. It was obvious that he still felt stuffy when he entered. There was no central air conditioning at all in the Faculty of Pharmacy building.

       People were coming and going on the campus roads as if there were two worlds inside and outside, and now they had returned to the human world.

       Song Jun turned to look at Xia Hongshen, only to see Xia Hongshen looking back at the building behind them. He couldn’t help but follow Xia Hongshen’s line of sight and felt a chill when he remembered what he had just experienced.

       “Is it ghost…?” Song Jun said this with some hesitation because the person next to him was a doctoral student in forensic medicine. It was really funny for the two of them to discuss whether they had seen a ghost.

       But Xia Hongshen didn’t laugh. He said, “What else do you need?”

       Song Jun suddenly remembered the USB flash drive in his pocket, “I need to send the data to Teacher Zhou.”

       Xia Hongshen then said, “Go ahead.” Then, he had no intention of continuing to talk to Song Jun.

       Song Jun had no choice but to tell him, “Then I’m leaving.”

       After walking a few steps forward, Song Jun turned back to Xia Hongshen and said, “Thank you, Senior Brother Xia.”

       Xia Hongshen stood there and looked at him calmly.

       Song Jun raised his hand, turned and walked towards the forensic building.

       When Song Jun returned to the dormitory at night, he saw that the door of Xia Hongshen’s room opposite was closed, and he wondered if he had fallen asleep. He took out the key and opened the door, and suddenly saw something black on the window jumping in from the outside.

       He was startled and immediately turned on the light in the room and saw it was a little black cat.

       The little black cat raised its head and gave him a ‘meow’.

       Song Jun breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that the cat had come in from outside because his window was open. He walked over to the table and dropped the keys, then sat down to change his shoes.

       The little black cat kept staring at him, and when he saw the black cat looking at him, he would whisper back ‘meow’.

       Song Jun originally wanted to drive it out, but he couldn’t bear it because of its well-behaved appearance, so he took out a ham sausage from the drawer and fed it to the black cat.

       The little black cat buried his head and smelled it but refused to eat it.

       Song Jun hesitated a little and reached out to touch the little black cat’s head. He found that the little black cat lay down softly, so he scratched its chin with his fingers and watched it narrow its eyes in enjoyment.

       Later, Song Jun went to the water room to take a shower, and when he came back, the little black cat was gone. He stuck his head out of the window to look but saw nothing.

The author has something to say:
I would also like to thank the girl who commented and caught bugs2usually typos. As for the settings, it’s correct that the senior brother is the gong.

The title itself actually has English similar expression that is running into a brick wall or hitting a dead end.
But since the whole novel is a horror theme, I leave it that way
While I’m translating this chapter, I keep praying plis don’t jumpscare me, plis don’t jumpscare me TᴖT
Idk what’s the deal with Arabic numeral number tho, but I hope it’s explained later

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Chapter 2 – Senior Brother Xia

       That night, Song Jun finished washing his clothes and went to bed early. He turned off the lights in the dormitory room, and after his eyes adjusted to the darkness, he saw the light from outside the window shining in, leaving strange black shadows on the wall, which were all shadows of tree branches.

       Song Jun yawned, turned over, closed his eyes and fell asleep quickly.

       On the first night at the new school, Song Jun fell asleep deeply. In the second half of the night, it seemed like he had a dream, but the dream was very vague and unreal. He dreamt that he was either kneeling or sitting on the ground, with someone standing beside him. However, he could only see the person’s legs. When he tried to lift his head to see the face, the sunlight shone into his eyes, and he couldn’t see anything clearly.

       When Song Jun woke up the next day, he found that it was already past ten in the morning, and the sun was shining brightly outside the window. He stretched out his hand to rub his eyes and felt that he should install curtains.

       After getting dressed and opening the door, Song Jun subconsciously glanced at the door opposite. It was still closed at this time, but of course, Song Jun wouldn’t think that Senior Brother Xia was still in the room now. He had probably gone out long ago.

       At noon, he went to the cafeteria to apply for a meal card and had lunch alone. He then wandered around the school in the afternoon.

       Song Jun had been to campus before the re-examination, but this was the first time for him to wander around the campus so leisurely.

       In the afternoon, Song Jun received a call from Bu Hui, asking him to have dinner with him that evening.

       Song Jun was very happy but a little embarrassed and said quickly, “Let me treat you to dinner. Thank you for helping me move my things yesterday.”

       Bu Hui said, “Why are you so polite? It’s only natural that the senior invites the junior. Let’s go back to the dormitory first, and we’ll go out to eat together later.”

       Song Jun responded, “Okay.”

       After hanging up the phone, he saw that it was almost five o’clock in the afternoon and walked towards the dormitory.

       Entering the dormitory door, Song Jun was halfway up the wooden stairs when he heard footsteps behind him. He turned around and saw Senior Brother Xia, the one he had seen across the hall yesterday.

       Song Jun remembered that he still didn’t know the name of Senior Brother Xia, so he nodded and greeted him, “Senior Brother Xia, you got back so early?”

       The slender and handsome young man nodded expressionlessly and then walked upstairs. When he was about to pass Song Jun, he suddenly said, “Isn’t there a dinner invitation tonight?”

       Song Jun was stunned and realised that Bu Hui must have invited Senior Brother Xia to have dinner with him. He nodded and said, “I’ll wait for Senior Brother Bu to return.”

       Later, when they went out for dinner together at night, Song Jun learned that Senior Brother Xia’s full name was actually Xia Hongshen.

       On the surface, Xia Hongshen appeared to be very aloof, but his actual personality might not be as distant. At least, that could be seen from Bu Hui’s attitude towards him.

       Bu Hui was a very outgoing person. No matter whether Xia Hongshen talked to him or not, he could continue talking to Xia Hongshen without any problem. When they talked about something interesting, he would bump Xia Hongshen with his elbow and laugh.

       Song Jun watched the two of them, genuinely afraid that Xia Hongshen might have a falling out with Bu Hui. Fortunately, though Xia Hongshen didn’t show a happy expression, he also didn’t look the least bit upset. He listened attentively to whatever Bu Hui had to say.

       Bu Hui might have seen that Song Jun was a little cautious towards Xia Hongshen, so he said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Senior Brother is very nice. If you need any help in the future, you can come to him.” At this point, Bu Hui suddenly remembered something, “Oh, by the way, Senior Brother Xia, wasn’t your former master’s degree mentor Zhou Yingchun?”

       Song Jun was stunned when he heard this and looked at Xia Hongshen.

       It happened that Xia Hongshen also looked towards him and said, “Yes.”

       Bu Hui smiled and patted Song Jun, “Hurry up, this is your senior brother brought out by your boss. Don’t you want to toast to show respect?”

       When Song Jun heard what Bu Hui said, he immediately went to get the beer glass next to him, picked it up and said, “I’d like to toast you, Senior Brother Xia.”

       Xia Hong looked at him deeply for a while.

       When Song Jun almost thought that he would ignore him and was about to turn red, Xia Hongshen picked up the wine glass, clinked it with him, and drank it all in one gulp.

       The three of them enjoyed the meal quite happily. Although Song Jun was introverted and shy, and Xia Hongshen didn’t like to talk, as long as Bu Hui was around, they would never be silent.

       When they were about to finish the meal, Song Jun saw a girl walking in from outside the restaurant, walked up to Bu Hui, and punched him.

       Bu Hui turned around and saw the girl and said, “Ouch, why are you back? Isn’t this just a dinner party?”

       After saying that, Bu Hui quickly introduced Song Jun, “This is my girlfriend, Cheng Ruijing.” Then he pointed at Song Jun and said to his girlfriend, “The new junior brother, Song Jun.”

       Cheng Ruijing sat down next to Bu Hui and said, “Your boss?”

       Bu Hui shook his head, “No, we got new physical evidence that lives in our dormitory.”

       Cheng Ruijing laughed when she heard this, “Your dormitory is like a haunted house.” After that, she greeted Xia Hongshen with a smile, “Senior Brother Xia, I haven’t seen you for a long time.”

       Xia Hongshen nodded, “Hello.”

       “Do you want to eat?” Bu Hui asked Cheng Ruijing.

       Cheng Ruijing shook her head, “I won’t eat. I was halfway through the meal when Senior Sister Tian got into an argument with her boyfriend on the phone, and then she ran away. They went after her, so I came over first.”

       “Aren’t you going to go after her?” Bu Hui asked.

       Cheng Ruijing said, “Why should I chase her? I’m not close with her, so it’s very troublesome.”

       Song Jun picked up the beer glass and took a sip silently. Since Cheng Ruijing came over, Bu Hui had been busy talking to her, and Song Jun and Xia Hongshen’s side immediately went silent.

       He felt a little awkward, so he had to pretend to listen carefully to Bu Hui and the two of them. Occasionally, he turned his head to look at Xia Hongshen and found that Xia Hongshen was looking at him.

       Xia Hongshen’s pupils were very dark, not brown like ordinary people, but like a deep dark pool. Song Jun looked at him for a while and suddenly realised that he was distracted by looking at him. He quickly turned his head and stretched out his hand to scratch his face.

       After dinner, Bu Hui left with his girlfriend, and Song Jun and Xia Hongshen walked back to the dormitory with very little conversation. After they returned, Song Jun closed the door and sat on the bedside, feeling relieved.

       After that, two days passed without Song Jun seeing Xia Hongshen again. However, at night, while he sat in his room reading, he would sometimes hear the sound of Xia Hongshen going upstairs. It would be followed by the unhurried sound of footsteps reaching the door across from his room. The door would be unlocked with a key, and then there would be a ‘thud’ as the door closed.

       Song Jun then returned to his senses and continued to read.

       On Monday, he officially reported to his mentor.

       Zhou Yingchun chatted with him for a long time, discussing the current research projects on hand and delving into detailed plans for experiments. Afterwards, she asked him to go back, search for relevant articles online, and simultaneously collect experimental samples while preparing to do the experiments.

       Song Jun had an old laptop, but there was no broadband in the dormitory, so he called Bu Hui and asked if he could pull the cable from Bu Hui.

       Bu Hui asked him to wait in the dormitory at night.

       In the end, it was Xia Hongshen who came back to help him pull the cable that night. They all used a broadband line in their dormitory. The router was at Xia Hongshen’s place. There was no wifi network, so they all used open lines.

       While Xia Hongshen helped him with the network cable, Song Jun stood by, feeling like he couldn’t be of much assistance.

       When it was done, Song Jun said with some embarrassment: “Thank you, Senior Brother Xia, let me buy you a drink.”

       After extending the invitation, Song Jun was a little uneasy, but Xia Hongshen gently pulled the lapel of his shirt, revealing his beautiful collarbone, and answered, “Okay.”

       After Song Jun heard this, he quickly took out his wallet and invited Xia Hongshen to go to the school canteen with him.

       Although it was midsummer, the campus was still relatively cool at night. There were many couples around, passing by them one after another.

       Song Jun, who had nothing to say, felt a little embarrassed. He looked up at the sky, looking around to see if there was a moon or stars in the sky. Maybe he could say, ‘The moon is so round tonight.’

       In the end, before he could see the moon, Song Jun suddenly noticed something falling on a tall building next to the fork on the right.

       Song Jun stopped suddenly, and then he heard the screams of girls and someone shouting, “Someone jumped off the building!”

       The originally leisurely and quiet campus atmosphere suddenly became tense. Song Jun saw many people running in that direction. He subconsciously wanted to follow them, but Xia Hongshen suddenly grabbed his arm.

       Song Jun was stunned and looked up at Xia Hongshen.

       But he saw Xia Hongshen frowning slightly and looking in the direction of the building.

       The two of them finally went over. The building was the Faculty of Pharmacy, and it was more than ten stories high. Song Jun just happened to see the man jumping down from the building, probably from the rooftop.

       The person who jumped was a girl, and a crowd had gathered around her. She had already passed away.

       Campus security arrived quickly, followed by an ambulance and police cars. Students were evacuated, and police officers with cameras began taking photographs.

       Song Jun and Xia Hongshen left.

       But Song Jun was slightly in a daze afterwards. He never forgot the scene when he saw the person jumping down from the building and the crimson blood spreading around the girl when he was lying on the ground.

       In the evening, he still took a shower in the water room. When he returned to the room, Song Jun turned on the fan and blew it on himself, feeling slightly uncomfortable in his heart.

       After a while, someone suddenly knocked hard on the door outside.

       Song Jun was startled, and when he heard Bu Hui calling him, he felt relieved and walked over to open the door.

       When Bu Hui saw Song Jun, he looked mysterious and asked, “Did you know that someone jumped off the building at school today?”

       Song Jun didn’t say that he saw it with his own eyes but just nodded.

       Bu Hui said to him, “Do you know who that is?”

       Song Jun shook his head.

       Bu Hui said, “She was from the Faculty of Pharmacy. She was from the same teaching and research department as my girlfriend. Her surname was Tian. They said she had a fight with her boyfriend and then committed suicide by jumping off the building.”

       Song Jun heard this and sighed, “Why bother? It’s such a pity.”

       Bu Hui leaned against his door and said, “Yeah, I also find it regrettable. It’s just a relationship; there’s no need to take it so hard.”

       At this time, the opposite door suddenly opened, and Xia Hongshen came out with a basin and towel in his hand, looking like he was going to bathe in the water room.

       When he saw this, Bu Hui hurriedly came over and said, “Senior Brother Xia, are you taking a bath? Want to join?”

       Xia Hongshen didn’t say anything. Bu Hui was obviously just joking. After saying that, he walked towards his own room.

       Song Jun closed the door and thought of the girl who jumped off the building again. He pulled his hair and told himself to stop thinking about it.

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Chapter 1 – Entering School

       The fan above his head was spinning feebly, and in such a hot summer, it seemed to have no effect at all. Song Jun sat on the sofa, looking at the bright windows and the sunshine outside, and he felt his body temperature gradually rising.

       This was his first day reporting to the Forensic Medicine Department at C University, or more precisely, not the official reporting day since it was only July; the official reporting time for the school should be in September. However, a week ago, he received a call from his mentor, instructing him to come to the school early for registration because they needed to arrange for him to start conducting experiments.

       At that time, Song Jun felt too awkward to speak up. In fact, there was a letter tucked inside the envelope of his admission notice, advising new students not to report before September due to the ongoing renovation of the graduate student building, and there was no way to arrange accommodation if they arrived too early. But he didn’t have the nerve to refuse the mentor’s request. As a result, after arriving at school today, he went to the dormitory management centre, and they told him that he couldn’t live in the dormitory now and asked him to find a way on his own or rent a house first.

       Song Jun didn’t have much money to rent a place outside, and he couldn’t think of a good solution. So, he had no choice but to turn to his mentor for help in finding a solution.

       Song Jun was actually not familiar with this major. He applied for the graduate program at C University’s School of Medicine simply because of his admiration for the school, not because his undergraduate degree was in medicine. Consequently, he didn’t choose the clinical direction. Before reporting, he took some time to understand the research focus of genetics, realising it was essentially DNA identification, also known as forensic evidence. Therefore, he came without too many burdens in mind. However, when he stepped into the forensic identification building for the first time, he couldn’t help but feel a bit cold.

       The building had a total of fourteen floors, designed in a cloverleaf pattern1. He came in from the first floor and couldn’t find the elevator at first, so he walked around the corridor and found that there were only corridors on the east, south, and west sides, with rooms on both sides of the corridors. There was no corridor on the north side. He walked along the east and west corridors, and there were two doors at the end. Song Jun noticed that the signs of the autopsy room were hung on the two doors. The two doors were probably connected, and the whole north side was one big autopsy room.

       However, when he arrived, the autopsy room was closed, and no one was there, but despite this, he was startled and hurried back. Eventually, he found the elevator and stairwell in the centre of the cloverleaf pattern.

       The elevator and staircase were adjacent, located in the centre of the building and surrounded by rooms and corridors in all four directions. Being completely enclosed, it lacked natural light and relied on electric lighting. Once the lights were turned off, it became pitch dark.

       Perhaps because it was summer vacation, Song Jun didn’t meet anyone else along the way when he took the elevator to the fifth floor and found his mentor’s office. He felt a chill down his spine until he entered the office and felt the bright light from outside.

       However, since he entered, his mentor had been on the phone and hadn’t had the chance to welcome him.

       Song Jun’s mentor was a woman with unquestionable academic credentials, but female mentors always had stricter requirements for their students. Moreover, Song Jun, a young man in his early twenties, felt a little awkward sitting in the office listening to his female mentor talking to his daughter on the phone.

       After sitting for a while, the chill subsided, and he began to feel warm again. He couldn’t help but look up at the air conditioning on the wall. He didn’t understand why the mentor didn’t turn on the air conditioning but turned on the fan, which didn’t seem to be very effective.

       After a while, the instructor finally finished the call and started talking to Song Jun.

       Song Jun stood up and called out politely, “Teacher Zhou.” Then he took out the cover letter of the notice and told Associate Professor Zhou Yingchun the answer he got in the dormitory management centre.

       Zhou Yingchun furrowed her brows as she read the letter and then called the dormitory management department. She received the same answer as Song Jun’s—there was no way to arrange a dormitory for him now.

       Song Jun stood nearby and whispered, “I can’t afford to rent a place. The rent is too expensive.”

       C University Medical School is an established university. The school is located in the centre of the city, and the nearby rent was exceptionally high.

       Zhou Yingchun heard this and said, “Wait a moment.”

       She was the one who called him. Song Jun’s luggage was still stored at the first-floor guard’s office, and it would be unreasonable to send him back. Moreover, Zhou Yingchun had arranged the experiment, and Song Jun needed to start preparations from now.

       So Zhou Yingchun made another call to the graduate office of the college.

       Song Jun heard her ask, “Does our school still have an old building where students reside?”


       “Are there vacant dormitories?”


       “Oh, one of my students has reported for duty, and there’s no way to arrange a graduate student dormitory in the school right now. Can you arrange one for him?”


       “Fine, I’ll tell him to find you, okay, thanks.”

       Zhou Yingchun hung up the phone and said to Song Jun, “I’ve arranged an old dormitory for you through the campus. Since it’s the campus’ own property, you can stay there temporarily. When school starts in September, you can approach the accommodation centre for a new arrangement. What do you think?”

       Song Jun quickly said, “It’s great.”

       Zhou Yingchun nodded and asked Song Jun to go to the second floor to find Teacher Xu, who was in charge of graduate students in the college, and said that the other party would help him make arrangements. Then she said to Song Jun, “You can take a break first and wait until Monday to come over and find me, and I’ll brief you on the preparation work for the experiments.”

       Song Jun then said, “Thank you, Teacher Zhou.”

       After coming out of Zhou Yingchun’s office, Song Jun felt a little tired. This was not the first time he met Zhou Yingchun, but he felt that Zhou Yingchun was a rather serious person, so he always dealt with him cautiously.

       He inherently possessed a cautious personality, and at times, he found himself disapproving of how he lived his life, deeming it tiring.

       He took the elevator down to the second floor, and Teacher Xu was obviously much easier to talk to. He gave Song Jun a key and then said, “Wait a minute, I’ll call a senior to take you there.”

       Teacher Xu immediately called someone to come over.

       After that, he told Song Jun, “Bu Hui also lives in that dormitory. If you have any questions, you can ask him.”

       Song Jun waited for more than ten minutes. A tall and thin boy came in from outside. He first greeted Teacher Xu and then said hello to Song Jun with a smile.

       The boy introduced himself to Song Jun, “My name is Bu Hui. I am in my second year of graduate school at the beginning of school. I am a graduate student in forensic psychiatry.”

       Song Jun quickly greeted him, “Hello, Senior Brother Bu.”

       Bu Hui was a person with a pleasant and cheerful personality, and he talked a lot. They went down to the first floor together, and Bu Hui took the initiative to help him carry his luggage.

       Song Jun inquired about their accommodation situation.

       Bu Hui said, “You meant the dormitory, eh? The conditions aren’t great, but it is cheaper than the school’s graduate dormitory. The campus only charges four hundred yuan in accommodation fees per year. However, there is no bathroom in the room, but the advantage is that you can boil water by yourself. You’ll know after you go and see it.”

       Bu Hui explained as he took Song Jun to the dormitory.

       The medical school of University C was lush and green, with tall trees. Because it was a century-old school, there were many old buildings that had become the school’s characteristic landscape. After strengthening the structure, they were still used as teaching buildings. In an effort to maintain a harmonious appearance, many of the school’s new buildings were built to look like ancient buildings, with carved railings and painted buildings, green tiles and red eaves.

       However, the dormitory building that Bu Hui took Song Jun to was not an ancient building. It was a two-story building that was probably built in the 1970s or 1980s. It had cement floors, but the stairs were still wooden stairs and would make a crunching sound when stepped on.

       On the first floor, several rooms were locked. Bu Hui said that they were for storing some miscellaneous items from the campus.

       Song Jun thought that their campus was the School of Forensic Medicine and suddenly couldn’t help but find even these so-called miscellaneous items a bit eerie.

       Coming up to the second floor, there were a total of four rooms. The two rooms faced each other on the right side of the corridor; one belonged to Bu Hui, and the other was empty. There were also two rooms on the left, with one occupied and the other empty.

       At the end of the corridor on the left was the water room2Water room generally refers to the room that provides boiling water, hot water and other domestic water. and bathroom.

       Bu Hui asked Song Jun which room his room was.

       Song Jun was a little confused and said that he didn’t know either.

       Bu Hui put the luggage in the corridor and said, “Go get the key and try it.”

       Song Jun first tried the room opposite Bu Hui and found that it couldn’t be opened, so he had to try the room on the left side of the corridor, and the door quickly swung open.

       Bu Hui stood behind him and said, “Oh, it’s opposite Senior Brother Xia.”

       “Senior Brother Xia?” Song Jun asked, glancing at the closed door opposite.

       Bu Hui said, “Yes, Senior Brother Xia has a doctorate in pathology and is very capable. They’re all saying that he’s expected to stay on campus.” As he said that, Bu Hui helped him bring his luggage and urged him to go in.

       This room was not big. Because there was a building on the opposite side, the lighting was not very good, but it was not too dark. There was a bunk bed, a table, a stool, and a wardrobe in the room, but nothing else.

       The tables and cabinets looked old. At first glance, Song Jun felt that he was not so satisfied, but it was better than renting a house.

       The bed was empty, there was nothing, and there was no fan in the room, let alone air conditioning.

       The two of them were sweating after walking so far and carrying things, but Song Jun still had to roll up his sleeves and tidy up the room.

       Bu Hui helped Song Jun put down his things and left, saying he had to return to the hospital. Only then did Song Jun find out that he was still interning at the mental health centre affiliated with the school.

       Song Jun quickly thanked him, and Bu Hui left alone.

       He cleaned up and packed his luggage. Luckily, Song Jun also brought a mattress and mat. He made the bed on the lower bunk, leaving the upper bunk free for luggage storage.

       It took Song Jun a whole afternoon to clean up the entire dormitory, and sweat had soaked through his hair and clothes. However, there were still a lot of things missing. He had no time to rest and had to go to the large supermarket outside the school to buy some daily necessities.

       After buying a loaf of bread for dinner, Song Jun went to the supermarket, resisting the pain of spending money, and bought a small table fan, a kettle, a thermos, and some miscellaneous household items. He returned to the dormitory and put the things on the floor. As soon as he put the things on the ground, he turned on the fan to blow cool air and lay down on the bed, almost exhausted.

       Song Jun lay on the bed and fell asleep without realising it. It was almost nine o’clock when he woke up.

       He climbed down, took a basin, a towel, and a pair of clean underwear, planning to go to the water room to take a cold shower.

       The bathroom didn’t have a door. There was a row of sinks against the wall, and behind them were two small cubicles for toilets. There were no mirrors, and the lighting was dim.

       Song Jun was now the only one in the whole building. He hesitated, pulled the water room’s window blinds, stripped naked and stood next to the pool, using a basin to take cold water and rinse it.

       After taking a shower and drying off, Song Jun came out of the water room in his underwear and planned to go back to the room to get some laundry and wash it.

       As soon as he walked out of the water room, he heard footsteps on the wooden stairs. Before he could return to the room, he saw a slender figure stepping up the stairs to the second floor and appearing in the corridor.

       It was a young man dressed in a simple T-shirt and long jeans, but Song Jun was stunned for a moment when he saw his appearance for the first time. The young man’s facial features were very delicate, and his appearance could be simply described as handsome. It would not be an exaggeration to say that he had a picturesque appearance. But his character seemed a bit cold, and he hadn’t smiled since meeting Song Jun.

       When Song Jun saw him walking in his direction, he was in a daze at first, then realized what he was doing and stuttered, “S-senior Brother Xia?”

       The young man looked at him from top to bottom, walked to the door of his room, took out the key to open the door, and then said, “Put on your clothes.”

       Song Jun’s face suddenly turned red, and he returned to his room.

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