The woman’s voice was not very loud and it had a sort of a gentle lilt to it, but it really scared Mo Zhen. Anyone who heard a strange woman’s voice coming from their house would be surprised..
”Meow,” Ah Yao called out, stopping the paw that was ready to start up the computer. Mo Zhen also looked over at the direction the woman’s voice was coming from.
In fact, he felt that using the term ‘woman’ was not appropriate, because although there was technically a woman in front of him, she was floating in the air.
He could suddenly feel a headache coming on.
He had thought that being able to see Ah Yao was an accident. Since long ago, other than Ah Yao, he hasn’t been able to see any other ghosts. But now that a ghost has appeared out of thin air, he suspected that the spell Master cast over him has already reached its shelf life.
”Hey ~ Mr. Mo,” A woman’s voice interrupted the silence of his thoughts. Hee raised his head and looked at a woman. The latter was floating in the air, excitedly waving her arms at him.
”Ah mei meow meow meow meow.” At this time, Ah Yao also called to the woman, waving her small paws in front of her; it seemed as she was desperately trying to introduce the woman to Mo Zhen..
Mo Zhen bit his lip, and said to Ah Yao: “Talk in human please.”
Ah Yao: “…”
”Pff.” Hearing Mo Zhen’s words, the woman let out a giggle and bent down to Ah Yao on the table, her eyes shaping into crescents. “Did I not teach you how to come out from the cat?”
”Meow woo!” As if she had suddenly understood, Ah Yao’s eyes lit up and with her four small short legs, she solemnly stood on the table, and then suddenly… she rolled on the table.
The air around them seemed to have a slight fluctuation. Mo Zhen could feel a breeze going through his hair as he heard a loud cry near his ear, “I came out!”
Mo Zhen turned his head and was not surprised to find himself looking at that familiar figure, with her navy blue dress, and black hair that went down to her waist as it swayed a bit from the movement.
”Zhen Zhen, I finally came out!” Ah Yao excitedly floated in front of Mo Zhen, dancing around him in a circle.
Mo Zhen’s mouth slanted in amusement as he looked at Ah Yao – who had finally stopped dancing – and earnestly said: “Now that you’ve come out, you have to properly be a good person. Don’t go back in.”
(TN: 出來了就好好做人，不要再進去了, maybe I’m horrible with jokes, but I don’t know what’s funny about this)
Ah Yao “…”
Can this line be really used in this kind of situation? Zhen Zhen is joking right right?
”Ha ha ha.” The strange woman clutched her stomach as she laughed her heart out. Mo Zhen believed that if the ghosts could shed tears, she would’ve filled at least a bucket by now from laughing so hard.
”Meow.” The faint cry of a cat rang out from the table. The little black cat that Ah Yao had possessed finally woke up, staggering as it tried to stand up. Ah Yao looked at the small trembling kitten and in her heart, she felt a little guilty. “Zhen Zhen, the kitten is very pitiful. We should keep it for a while.”
To tell the truth, with Mo Zhen’s lazy character, if Ah Yao hadn’t been trapped in the kitten’s body, there was no way he would raise a kitten in his home. But the kitten really did look weak, and since Ah Yao had mentioned it, he could only nod in agreement.
He did not know exactly when it began, but lately he has been unable to refuse Ah Yao’s requests.
Setting the well-behaved kitten aside, Ah Yao finally remembered that she had to introduce her new friend to Mo Zhen. “Zhen Zhen, this is my good friend … ” Ah Yao said – and then paused. Her mouth hung open, but no sound came out of it. After a long time, she finally turned and said to the woman, “What is your name?”
Mother egg! You don’t even know the name of your so-called good friend? Good friends are not supposed to be like this!
Mo Zhen’s calm heart had once again been triggered by Ah Yao into a roaring rage.
But on Ah Yao’s side, she did not care about the complex classification of ordinary friends, friends, acquaintances and relatives, because she only had one friend 🙂
# # Wax #
Although her name was asked, the strange woman was still very gentle as she replied, “My name is Ah Piao, my nick name is Piao Piao (means fluttering).”
Ah Yao nodded excitedly, “Oh, then I’ll call you Piao Piao!”
This name was obviously a fake one, but to see Ah Yao wholeheartedly believe her made Mo Zhen want to take her to a hospital for a checkup to see if her brain was the size of a grape… No, a raisin would be a better comparison.
Ignoring Ah Yao, Mo Zhen’s eyes fell on the woman who claimed to be Piao Piao as he closely examined her. This woman seemed to look around the same age as Ah Yao, although her eyebrows looked a little more mature. This maturity was not something you could reach by dressing up. It was the sort of maturity that came from experiencing different situations.
In contrast, Ah Yao was like a girl who was completely new to the world.
Seeing Mo Zhen’s questioning gaze, the woman was very calm; she was so calm that it made Mo Zhen a little uncomfortable for examining her. He coughed dryly and looked at the woman as he said, “Miss Piao Piao, thank you for teaching Ah Yao the method of how to get out of the cat. But I have a question: the somersault she just did, is it necessary to the procedure?”
”No, that’s just my personal hobby,” said Piao Piao.
Ah Yao: “…”
FML had she been swindled?! At the time she had found it strange – why would there be a rolling kind of position?! People were scary these days… Would it be possible for her to continue to be a cat?!
Mo Zhen breathed a sigh of relief and asked: “Then is *deceiving people one of your personal hobbies?” The rumours of a ghost haunting the Kenisi Villa, there was definitely a connection to this woman.
*(TN: 裝神弄鬼, meaning play God, but in truth you are a demon idiom.)
”It’s not what you think, because I am a true ghost. I don’t have the power to take on another form.” Piao Piao rubbed her cheek thoughtfully. “And I did not do it to frighten them. I just wanted to warn them to guard their cats carefully. “
But they did not understand her good intentions. After seeing her they would run away as fast as they could. It really was… so… sad.
”How did you know that their cats would go missing?” In addition to Mo Zhen, almost all of the households in Kenisi Villa owned a pet, and the majority of them had cats. Unless she and the Cat Gang were on the same side, how would she know which cat would be targeted next?
”Zhen Zhen, Piao Piao!” Ah Yao floated over and placed herself in the middle of Mo Zhen and Piao Piao, “She was the one who called the police for you! The people in the warehouse were all defeated by her!”
How could he forget that this Piao Piao was a ghost? If she wanted to know their next target, it couldn’t be too difficult for her.
Feeling flattered, Piao Piao shyly bowed and muttered: “Aiyo, in fact, these are only small matters. I am a qualified ghost ah.”
You might be qualified, but I am not HR.
(TN: HR, human resources, the part of the company that controls the hiring of workers)
”They decided that their next target would be Ah Yao, and once I found out, I wanted to tell you directly. But you have some barrier surrounding your body and I couldn’t get close, so I could only tell Ah Yao directly .” Piao Piao lowered her head as sheshyly continued to speak.
Mo Zhen’s eyes flashed a trace of doubt. What was the barrier that stopped her from coming close? Did Master’s spell not have a shelf life?
”I don’t know why, but now it seems like there isn’t a problem.”
It seemed like it really did have a shelf life.
Ah Yao heard this and nodded excitedly, “En, uh, Piao Piao and I came up with a plan. I pretended to be caught by them so we could wipe them all out.”
Piao Piao raised her head, looked at Ah Yao and nodded: “En, although I had just come to tell you to be good and stay at home, and not to run around.”
A distant: “…”
Piao Piao was originally planning not to intervene in this matter, but to see those miserable kittens was truly too pitiful, so she decided to try to warn their owners. She never imagined that when she was trying to persuade Ah Yao, she was actually persuaded by Ah Yao to become a chivalrous woman … it was actually quite fun.
Mo Zhen heard this and could not help but ask: “I watched the surveillance footage. All of the cats had voluntarily run away from their homes, why was that?”
Piao Piao replied: “The truth is that they did not run out of their own will, but the surveillance camera could not capture what really happened.”
Mo Zhen froze, he finally understood, “There was a ghost?”
”En,” Piao Piao nodded. “The air around my body is too heavy.When kittens or puppies get close, they feel very uncomfortable. Er Gou and I are the opposite; the kittens and puppies are all very attracted to the smell around her.”
”Er… Gou?” Mo Zhen looked Piao Piao, the doubt could be seen clearly in his disbelieving eyes.
”Er Gou is my former friend. We got into a fight, and she ran to an Abusing Cats Gang,” Piao Piao explained.As she thought about that time, she felt a little melancholy.
If you call me Er Gou, I will definitely be angry with you too – but he had completely forgotten that he had originally named Ah Yao ‘Li Gouhai’.
(TN: Er Gou, means second Dog… Chinese and their insults, I Don’t even know anymore)
”Where is Er Gou now?”, he asked curiously. If Er Gou was one of the murderers, they could not let her get away so easily.
”Er Gou has already been taken away by the Ghosts, and I was almost taken away with her!” Piao Piao still had some lingering fears about that moment. She has not completed her revenge, therefore she did not want to enter the reincarnation circle.
Ah Yao gazed at her, pondering for a moment before asking: “Piao Piao, Mo Zhen said before that he can only see the souls of the dead, how did you die?
Mo Zhen looked at Ah Yao for a moment. Although she usually looked very stupid, when she encountered serious things she could understand the situation very clearly
But this was not one of her great moments of wisdom.
Piao Piao blinked and replied: “This is a very melodramatic story. I will not say it since it would make your IQ go down.”
Ah Yao: “…”
But Mo Zhen knew it was no coincidence. She would not even say her real name, let alone the cause of her death.
Looking at the time- it was almost ten o’clock. Mo Zhen looked at the two ghosts floating in the air and smiled, “Miss Piao Piao, it’s late. You should go home.”
Ruthlessly kicking out a guest Ah Yao disagreed strongly and jumped out, “Zhen Zhen, Piao Piao is my friend!” How could you drive her away with such a cold expression?
Mo Zhen’s eyes moved to Ah Yao, “She can stay, you go.”
Ah Yao looked at Piao Piao, her eyes were very sincere, “Piao Piao goodbye!”
Piao Piao: “…”
To be betrayed so easily!