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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The main characters are the ones named in the synopsis, and their relationship is a bit complicated, but it doesn’t follow the typical gong shou cannon fodder or cannon fodder supporting female character narrative

AHAHAHAHHA, is this the same master Yun Po in the Garfield’s extra??? Xia Hongshen be raking so much debt already, AHAHAHAHAHA

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