“By the way, what is your name? Are you here to find someone? I tell you, I know the teacher here — ow ouch!”
Liang Liang’s ears were mercilessly yanked up by Qiao Zheng, “Good boy, wandering around all day long, not doing your job, are you worthy of me?”
“Teacher, teacher I was wrong, it hurts!”
Lin Siyi could not help but take a step back. She did not expect Qiao Zheng to suddenly appear and it looked as if the two knew and were very familiar with each other.
The scene was a little funny and her eyes glanced ahead, just in time to meet the cold eyes of Nan Xueqing.
“Xueqing!” Lin Siyi didn’t expect the female lead to be here and immediately moved forward, but was pulled back by Qiao Zheng.
She watched the female lead turn and walk away without the slightest hesitation.
Her heart became a little anxious, “Xueqing, wait for me, I have something to tell you.”
Qiao Zheng still pulled her, so she could not break free at the moment, turned back and asked, “Teacher Qiao what are you doing?”
Qiao Zheng’s face was stern and Liang Liang stood behind him with his head bowed in a docile manner.
“Didn’t you come to look for Xunfang?”
Lin Siyi was stunned, and in the moment she froze, there was no longer the female lead in front of her.
She calmed down, “How did Teacher Qiao know?”
Qiao Zheng, “Do I look like a fool to you?”
Lin Siyi was speechless.
“There is only a total time of three weeks, which should give you a sense of urgency. If you cannot complete this task, you will not get the credits and if you cannot get the credits, you will not be able to participate in any of the activities that will take place in a month, so you can just stay in school for the rest of your life!”
It’s actually good to stay in the school forever, at least it is safe.
Lin Siyi thought.
“Liang Liang.” Qiao Zheng called out, the other party immediately responded, “Teacher, what do you want to say.”
“Since you are so free, Lin Siyi will be temporarily under your care. She just entered the C Courtyard and didn’t starting from the beginning. There are many things she doesn’t understand, so you will be responsible for solving her questions.”
“Lin Siyi?” Liang Liang was surprised, “You are Lin Siyi?”
Lin Siyi didn’t know why the other party was surprised but still nodded politely.
After Qiao Zheng left, Liang Liang immediately said, “I’ve long heard that a special person had come to C Courtyard, I didn’t expect it to be you.”
Lin Siyi was puzzled, “I… am special?”
Liang Liang, “Of course, students are usually assigned to which courtyard they belong to when they first enter the academy. Even if they did change courtyards midway, they must start from the beginning, while you enter the C courtyard and not only do you not have to learn from the beginning, you also have Teacher Qiao’s personal guidance, which is something many people envy.”
“Teacher Qiao, is he, very impressive?”
“Of course! Teacher Qiao is one of the youngest and most outstanding masters among the Soul Crossing Masters.”
Liang Liang did not spare any praise.
Lin Siyi walked forward with him, “I see that you are very familiar with Teacher Qiao?”
Liang Liang rubbed his head in embarrassment, “It is a blessing in my eight lifetimes that I am fortunate enough to be a disciple of the teacher.”
This time Lin Siyi was even more surprised, “You are actually Teacher Qiao’s disciple, I didn’t expect that at all.”
Liang Liang smiled happily.
“By the way, listening to what the teacher said just now, are you going to find Teacher Xun?”
Lin Si nodded, “I want to ask something.”
Liang Liang asked, “Can you tell me about it?”
Lin Siyi told Liang Liang about the legless ghost from beginning to end.
Liang Liang frowned, “No, if there really is a legless ghost and it has already harmed a person, there is no reason why the teachers in charge of management has not been notified by now.”
“No one else has come across it?” Lin Siyi asked.
Liang Liang shook his head, “This is the first time I’ve heard about the legless ghosts.”
“Normal ghosts can escape from the Soul Crossing Courtyard even if they are tracked, but if they commit a murder outside, as long as they are on campus, they will not escape the eyes of the group of teachers. Only this time, if they have really killed a person as you have said, then it is a bit strange.”
Lin Siyi followed the other party’s back and came to an office.
Liang Liang peeked through the window, “It seems that Teacher Xun is in, be careful when you go in later.”
Lin Siyi was puzzled, “Why?”
Liang Liang whispered, “I heard that she is very grumpy recently due to menopause, so it is definitely correct to be careful in any case.”
Lin Siyi nodded.
“I’ll wait for you outside.”
Lin Siyi knocked a few times, but there was no response inside.
Liang Liang gave her a look, Lin Siyi hesitated and pushed the door in.
A woman was leaning back in a chair, her big wavy curls were a bit messy and there were some knots if you look closely, but the other person casually stroked them back, with a light green tint under her eyes.
She lifted her eyelids with some impatience, “What’s the matter?”
Lin Siyi’s eyes fell on the other party’s hands, and as if noticing her eyes, they quickly gripped what was in their hands, “What are you looking at, there’s nothing going on so get out.”
Lin Siyi asked, “Teacher Xun, is that your daughter’s bow? It’s so pretty.”
Who knew that the other party would suddenly burst into a rage, “Are you going to make me to say it a second time? Get out of here right now!”
Lin Siyi immediately replied, “Teacher Xun I have something to do here.”
The teacher’s eyes were dark as she stared at her, “Speak.”
“I am looking for a ghost, she is not bound by the Soul Crossing Courtyard, she is wandering around the campus at the moment and has killed one person, so I would like to ask teacher, how do we find her?”
Mentor Kaoru’s eyes flickered, “What sort of ghost.”
Lin Siyi described, “She was about 14 or 15 years old, wearing a long light blue dress, and um… a braid in a twist.”
“But I don’t know if this was her appearance before she died or if she changed, but what I can say for sure is that she had no legs.”
“Oh yes, and a pair of white high heels, which is the cause of her harm.”
“That’s enough.” Teacher Xun suddenly said.
Lin Siyi shrank her neck, “What’s wrong?”
Teacher Xun also seemed to realize that her words were out of place, “I mean, you don’t have to say any more, I know what the hell you’re talking about.”
Lin Siyi, “Teacher knows about her?”
Teacher Xun did not respond, nor did she move, her eyes were intense and Lin Siyi did not know what she was thinking about.
Lin Siyi asked tentatively and the other party moved.
Lin Siyi watched Teacher Xun walk over to a bookcase, pull open one of the drawers, and take out an item from it.
“This is a soul-seeking instrument, remember to return it when you’re done using it.”
Lin Siyi looked at the soul-seeking instrument in her hand. It was small in appearance, just like…. like a compass.
She looked up, “Teacher Xun, do you know the origin of the legless ghost? Like how she died when she was alive.”
“Enough, take this and immediately get out of here.”
Looking at the other party’s grumpy expression, it was close to just directly coming up and throwing her out.
Lin Siyi hesitated and walked out.
Liang Liang saw the other side out and was immediately concerned, “What happened? I heard yelling from outside, she wouldn’t have made a move on you, right?”
Lin Siyi shook her head and then asked, “Does Teacher Xun have a child?”
“What are you trying to say? Teacher Xun is not even married, where will she get a child.”
Lin Siyi, “Well, I saw Teacher Xun holding a bow in her hand, like something a child would wear, so I asked.”
“No way. I have mentioned to you that she has recently gone through menopause and you still dare to say that.”
Lin Siyi smiled and gestured down to the soul-seeking instrument in her hand, “It’s okay, look, Teacher Xun gave me this, she’s not as scary as you say she is.”
Liang Liang looked at the soul-seeking instrument in her hand, “There’s a sentence that I don’t know if I should say or not.”
Liang Liang hesitated, then felt in his pocket and took out a soul-seeking instrument that looked similar to the one on Lin Siyi’s hand.
“This thing… basically everyone in the C Courtyard has one in hand and you can also buy them on the streets, and all of them are better quality than the one you have in your hand.”
Lin Siyi, “….”
She looked at her hand at the dusty soul-seeking instrument, “So, can this thing find the legless ghost?”
Liang Liang lamented, “It’s difficult, probably only by luck.”
“Forget it, it’s better than nothing.” Lin Siyi put the soul-seeker in her pocket.
Liang Liang, “Where are you going to go now?”
“I want to go back to the Soul Crossing Courtyard to ask about what happened to Zhang Hua before she died.”
“Now?” Liang Liang glanced at the sky.
Lin Siyi, “Now is not okay?”
Liang Liang, “Although it will be safer during the day, can you guarantee that you can go in and find the exact ghost you want to find without poking into the nest of ghosts?”
Lin Siyi paused in her steps, then continued to walk forward, “You have a point.”
“Then are you still going?” Liang Liang followed the other party and saw that she had increased her speed instead of decreasing it.
Lin Siyi was a little anxious, “My pet seems to have encountered some kind of danger, I’m going to see if it’s fighting with another cat.”
Liang Liang froze, “Then… then I will not go with you, it just so happens that I still have some things to do.”
Lin Siyi ran outside through the sense transmitted by Aversion.
It was only when she entered the B Courtyard that Lin Siyi slowed down.
Aversion had sent her a message of danger, wouldn’t it also be sent to Xueqing?
Thinking of the female lead’s cold eyes, turning away without hesitation, Lin Siyi felt her heart throbbing.
Her steps were getting slower and slower. She, who wanted to stick to the female lead’s side, was now afraid to meet her. Afraid that her eyes will still be the same as before, cold and indifferent as if she didn’t know her.
Lin Siyi looked up at the beautiful man in front of her surprised, “Aren’t you the owner of the flower store before?”
The corners of Yang’s mouth rose, “Long time no see, Lin Siyi.”
“You know me?” Her eyes saw the gray cat comfortably closing it’s eyes in the other party’s arms and she immediately whispered, “Aversion, how can you casually enter into someone’s arms and not be afraid of others disliking you, come down quickly.”
Aversion shook his tail, the head, originally faced in the direction of Lin Siyi, changed direction, “Meow”
“I was the one who asked Aversion to lead you here.”
Lin Siyi withdrew her gaze that was placed on Aversion and re-assessed the man in front of her.
She was afraid of death, but she wasn’t stupid.
Aversion was Xueqing’s contracted beast, and this man looked familiar with Xueqing before. Plus, with the way Aversion was intimate with the other person, they should have known each other for a long time.
Is it possible that the two were childhood friends?
Lin Siyi felt very uncomfortable in her heart. It was clear that there was only one person around Xueqing before, but just within this one day, one suspected male lead emerged one after another.
Yang saw no reaction from the other side, “Aren’t you wondering how I was able to get Aversion to lure you over and why it’s so affectionate with me?”
Lin Siyi looked at him, “Why?”
“Because, Aversion is what I gave to Xueqing.”
Translator: I don’t really like how the author structure this. Their style of writing is… different.
And would you look at the time, I was hoping to translate another chapter and post it. Maybe I still can. Gonna have to work fast though.