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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