Chapter 11

The room was very quiet, Mo Zhen’s voice slightly echoed in the living room, the sound sounded a little lonely in the empty and dark room.

He waited for a while, but there was still no movement in the living room. Unbuttoning the white buttons on his collar, Mo Zhen tilted his head back and rested on the sofa, “If you do not come out right now, don’t bother coming out later either.”

There was a blurry white light at his side, and it gradually condensed into the shape of a human. Mo Zhen glanced at his side and saw Ah Yao sitting up straight, her hands on her lap, smiling, “Good evening, Mr. Mo.”

His mouth curving, Mo Zhen also smiled back to her, “Good evening, Miss Ghost.”

Ah Yao: “… …”

Compared to this strange dialogue, Ah Yao thought it was even more terrifying to see Mo Zhen smile. The laughing Mo Zhen was ten times scarier than the silent Mo Zhen who rarely laughed.

Trying her best to get a feel of the situation, Ah Yao felt that a straight-forward approach would be the best method, “Dear Mr. Mo, the things on the forum, I can explain.”

“No, you don’t need to explain to me, after all, I’m just an arrogant and rude man.”

Ah Yao: “… …”

Why don’t you add narrow minded and petty person to that list too?

“Mr. Mo, this was really just an accident, it’s mostly because … … your computer does not have a login password set.”

Mo Zhen: “… …”

So it was his fault!

Mo Zhen stood up from the sofa abruptly, opened the computer, his fingers quickly hitting the keyboard and finally, a login password was freshly set.

Ah Yao glanced at the computer, but no matter how she tried, she could not see the password Mo Zhen had set. Shy blonde in front of Mo Zhen, Ah Yao smiled brightly: “I’m joking with you, did you really set a password ah? Is your password your birthday?”

Mo Zhen turned off the computer, came back and smiled and said: “No, it’s my measurements.”

Ah Yao: “… …”

Her eyes swept the room, and then laughed twice, “Will you let me measure you then?”

Mo Zhen: “… …”

How could there be such a shameless ghost!

Mo Zhen opened the fridge door took out a piece of a lemon and pretending as if it was Ah Yao, he cut it into two halves. When Ah Yao heard the “pop” sound of the lemon being cut, she shivered a little.

Seeing Mo Zhen eat a lemon, Ah Yao frowned, “I said you can’t eat food from the refrigerator today!”

No matter how much Ah Yao had protested, Mo Zhen carried on and bit the lemon; the strong bitter taste of the lemon had smothered some of the fire that was raging in his heart, “If you continue to post on the internet, I’ll find a priest to end you! ”

Ah Yao froze for a second, and then kindly reminded: “There are many priests who are fake, you can’t possibly believe in their lies right?”

“You don’t have to worry, I know a professional.” When Mo Zhen had finished gnawing the lemon in his hands, he gracefully threw the lemon peel into the trash can. This year, even ghosts will go online, how could he be at ease?

As Ah Yao unhappily glared at him, Mo Zhen pulled out the phone, opened the refrigerator door and took a few photos of the inner piles of snacks and pudding sitting there.

Ah Yao stared at Mo Zhen’s actions, although she was slightly curious, but right now there was another matter that needed her attention, “you really know a Taoist?”

Mo Zhen looked Ah Yao and sneered, “Are you afraid now?”

Ah Yao scrambled away from, and hid from that despicable Mo Zhen, “Don’t come within 3 steps near me.”

“Do you think the priest will help me remember who I am?”

His moving hands suddenly stopped, Mo Zhen was silent for a moment before standing up from the refrigerator, ” do you not find it strange that I can actually see you?”

This time Ah Yao was the one who was surprised, she had never really thought about this phenomenon, but now that Mo Zhen had mentioned it, she felt that… it was indeed kind of strange.

“Do you have Yin and Yang eyes?” Ah Yao’s eyes lit up, if Mo Zhen had yin and yang eyes, this news could probably make the headlines of every major newspaper in the country!

Mo Zhen had already guessed what she was thinking without even looking at her, he glanced at Ah Yao and walked towards the big sofa in the living room, “If you let this get out, before this information even hits the headlines, you would already be admitted to three mental hospitals.”

Ah Yao: “… …”

She did not want to become a friend of Xiao Xi.

Mo Zhen sat on the sofa as he opened the laptop, Ah Yao quickly floated to the computer’s side, but she was a step too late because Mo Zhen had already entered the password.

“Sit down.” Bitterly sitting beside Mo Zhen, Ah Yao swung her legs on the sofa, “So you really have yin and yang eyes?”

Mo Zhen was entering his QQ password when he stopped, he straightened his lips and turned to Ah Yao and said: “I can’t see all ghosts.”

“What?” Ah Yao looked questioningly at Mo Zhen, she didn’t really understand what he had said.

Mo Zhen turned back to the computer, and continued to enter in the password which was half keyed in, “I can only see the soul of dead people.”

The first time Mo Zhen saw a ghost, was when he was only five years old, his first ghost was not a human, but instead it was a small kitten’s soul. The kitten had looked very thin, as if it was a stray cat, its withered stomach had a hideous wound.

It had been bitten by wild dogs.

The kitten had only meowed and cried outside of Mo Zhen’s door for a total of three days, Mo Zhen had also burned (?) for three days. When he came back, the kitten was already gone, but every since that day, Mo Zhen would be able to see ghosts from time to time. Fortunately, the ones he saw were not malicious ghosts, all they did was cry and plead Mo Zhen to get revenge for them.

At first Mo Zhen was very confused, and also afraid. But after a while, he gradually realized that the ghosts would disappear over time, though he didn’t really know why.

So when he faced these things, Mo Zhen learned to be very calm, calmly waiting for them to disappear.

These were things that Mo Zhen never mentioned to his family, because he knew that even if he told them, they would never believe him.

This situation continued until the summer vacation of his second year of primary school.

That year, his grandmother had told his family that she would take him to their family villa near the mountains so he could have something to do during the summer vacation; Mo Zhen’s parents did not doubt him, and entrusted Mo Zhen in her care. Although his grandmother really did bring him to the mountains, but they did not go to the family villa, and neither was it because of  summer vacation.

The little Mo Zhen had carried a large bag that seemed humongous compared to his small body, all filled with homework that was assigned during the summer. In the cabin lived a man who claimed to be able to hear the voices of the heavens, when he stood, a white light enveloped his entire body, making Mo Zhen’s eyes sting a little when he looked at the bright light.

Then he heard his grandmother say to the Heavenly Master that the child was able to see something that should not be seen by normal people.

Mo Zhen coldly looked up at his grandmother’s old face, he did not know when his grandmother had found out his secret. Fearless and chuckling softly, his small thin lips only said the word, “Injustice.”

Later on, the things that happened afterwards would become very vague in Mo Zhen’s memory, if you had to describe it, it only had a few key words – cicadas, watermelon, master, and forgetting to do his summer homework.

Mo Zhen’s fingers on the keyboard had finally finished typing the password, and press the login key.

Ah Yao the entire time was staring at her toes until she heard the notification sound coming from the computer , and whispered. “Do you mean that I was killed?”

(*notification sound* was actually the QQ notification annoying noise, but I have no idea how to put that annoying noise in English, it’s literally like DEEDEEDEEDEE rapidly)

 

Mo Zhen’s hand on the mouse stopped for a moment, then he clicked on the jumping notification, “En.”

This was the reason why he had been so adamant about watching the news lately, if there was a murder nearby, it would definitely be reported by the local newspapers and broadcast companies. But in the last two weeks, there was not a single incident that had been reported.

A dialog box popped up on the computer, and a row of pink cute fonts jumped out –

Little uncle! Du Du missed you ah! ╭ (╯ 3 ╰) ╮

Mo Zhen chuckled softly, and then sent the photos he had just taken of the fruit pudding into the chat. A reply came very quickly from the other side of the computer –

Little uncle! Du Du does not love you anymore! How could you reveal this secret! QAQ

Ah Yao lifted her head as Mo Zhen chuckled, and glanced at the man with the computer sitting across from her, she snuck a look and saw that a QQ username called Blue Fairy kept non-stop sending messages to Mo Zhen.

[Little uncle, if you eat that many sweets, you will soon get cavities!]

Mo Zhen’s fingers hit the keyboard a few times, and replied.

[Little uncle has long passed the age of getting cavities, but even so, the fruit pudding is so very delicious o 23333]

(original raws say 233333 which means lol in English)

Ah Yao: “… …”

Her opinion of him had once again been blown away into pieces, who would’ve thought that Mo Zhen would actually use bolanghao! (basically using numbers to represent expressions, if anyone knows the exact translation of this into English, please comment!) Mo Zhen actually knew how to use 2333333333! But the most important thing was, Mo Zhen’s QQ name was actually called the grid! Grid! Wizard! [1]

(格, when I researched it, it literally translated to grid and square, so if anyone knows the alternative meaning that actually makes sense, please say so!)

# was the world going insane?

Emperor Mo’s personality was really too difficult to understand, at times he seemed to be elegant and like a god who descended from the heaven, but then at other times, he really liked to ridicule others.

… …This scared egg really wants to report him ah.

Secretly poking her head in front of the computer screen, Ah Yao’s eyes stared at their conversation on the screen, “the Blue Fairy is your niece?”

“En,” He answered her with a nod, he began to send even more photos of snacks. Ah Yao felt that Mo Zhen was really child-like, he would even brag about his snacks in front of his little niece, “How old is she?” Actually, the real question she would like to ask was how old are you?

“Seven years old.”

“Only 7 years old and already online?” Ah Yao was very surprised, at seven years old, had she even finished learning Pinyin? When Mo Zhen heard this, he faintly stared at Ah Yao, “Even ghosts will go online these days, why can’t she?”

Ah Yao: “… …”

Feeling that the topic was treading on very dangerous waters, Ah Yao quietly floated to the side. Mo Zhen was still chatting, the crisp sound of the keyboard echoed in the living room.

They chatted until Du Du’s mother had told her to go to bed, and D Du reluctantly sent Mo Zhen a kiss emoji and went away to wash her face.

Looking at the QQ ID Blue Fairy’s picture dim down, Mo Zhen glanced at the person on the other side of the sofa. Ah Yao was sitting silently on the sofa in her thoughts, perhaps it was because she was the kind of person who was rarely quiet, but her lack of expression made Mo Zhen’s heart a little panicked .

“Do you want to take revenge?” His voice was cold as he spoke, making Ah Yao silently lift up her head to look at him. Mo Zhen’s eyes were dark, as if they were filled with the blackest ink and yet they were filled with a warm and breathtaking light.

In the end, she will always be alone.

Ah Yao did not speak, but just shook her head.

“If you do not want to take revenge, then the things that happened in the past do not matter anymore.”

Though Mo Zhen’s tone of voice did not match the advice he was giving, the corners of Ah Yao’s mouth still perked up a little, “Are you worried about me?”

“Obviously not.” Mo Zhen looked down at the computer, the mouse aimlessly ran around on the desktop.

This movement had made Ah Yao very curious. She had wanted to move closer to Mo Zhen, but when she saw the sharp eyes that stared back at her, she decided that it was better to stay far away.

A little annoyed, Ah Yao floated back a few steps, when Mo Zhen saw Ah Yao float farther away, did he open the QQ recent chats to take a look, and opened the messages to the username called [Divine Scoundrel] (or god stick ya know)

“Master, are you back? I need your help with something.”

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