Translator: Wu Wang
Edited by: Ken OEK
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Chapter 39: The Stream of Spirit Qi’s Mutation (Continued 2)
“Supernatural…” Xu Shenxing was a little interested. He pondered while resting his chin on both fists.
“Are you sure you’ve never heard of it?” Xiao Zhengyi observed Xu Shenxing’s face and found that he didn’t look like someone hiding something. This made he himself feel uncertain about it.
“That’s because I am a good, law-abiding citizen.”
“… You almost made me spill honey pomelo tea out of my nose.”
“Alas, you’re nasty!” Xu Shenxing reached out both hands to cover his milk tea – though there was only a small bit of it inside the cup – and showed a contemptuous look at Xiao Zhengyi.
“All in all, I think they’re coming for you. You’d better give it a little more attention…”
Xiao Zhengyi rolled his eyes and warned Xu Shenxing with a serious tone.
However, as he spoke, Xu Shenxing suddenly raised his head, looking at the entrance of the shop.
Xiao Zhengyi didn’t know what happened. He followed Xu Shenxing’s sight, then saw two people, a tall man and a short girl, walking into the shop.
Suddenly his face turned pale, his whole body froze.
“Excuse me, can we sit here?”
The tall man had a surprisingly ordinary appearance. He was wearing a casual, varicolored sport shirt and Hawaiian-style beach pants, which looked somewhat weird. He was smiling, looking at the perplexed Xiao Zhengyi and the pondering Xu Shenxing. Besides him, there was the little girl who was only a bit taller than Moli.
In the eyes of ordinary people, the girl was just somewhat pretty but still normal. However, due to Xu Shenxing’s special ability, common illusion magic could not deceive his eyes.
The girl (or loli) was pretty cute, even beautiful. If looking only at her face, she was in the top five girls Xu Shenxing had ever seen, not to mention her pure, beautiful, snow-white long hair.
Her hair wasn’t like the Russian’s pale gold hair, nor like an old lady’s unhealthy white hair, but the kind of snow-like white impossible to any earthian.
The man didn’t bother waiting for Xiao Zhengyi’s answer, directly sitting down with the little girl.
“You should be the so called ‘guardian of Jiangjin City’, right?” The man didn’t beat around the bush, asking directly.
“Guardian?” Xu Shenxing asked confused.
“Oh, this is what some supernatural creatures… Well, basically it’s what the youkai called you.” The man drummed his ten fingers on the table, then said in a carefree tone, “As far as we know, just in this month there were already dozens of evil creatures who met their end by your hands.”
Have I killed so many of them? No wonder it attracted attention…
Xu Shenxing had returned to earth for three years, however the amount of evil creatures that he killed this month easily surpassed the amount of creatures he killed in that entire amount of time. Besides, he was quite low-key and law-abiding before, so they didn’t find him. That is, until now.
As Xu Shenxing kept silent and thought about his recent thoughtless actions, as the little girl signaled, the man asked the milk tea shop owner a cup of fresh Oolong tea, a cup of Strawberry Milkshake, six egg tarts and a small stack of durian cakes.
“I think you’ve mistaken me for someone else.”
After thinking for a while, Xu Shenxing decided to play dumb.
“Don’t get me wrong, we’re not hostile.” The man forced a smile, “I know that you guys with special abilities have some weird spontaneous aversion to us, government employees. And at first, I was planning to find a chance to have an ‘encounter’ with you.”
He darted a look at Xiao Zhengyi, who was hiding near the wall and shrinking his neck, pretending to be an innocent quail.
“As I have said, I’m not the person you are looking for…”
Xu Shenxing patiently denied the man’s words.
“Do you really think we would go straight to you without any evidence?” The man sighed, then slowly said, “As government employees, one of our benefits is that we can exchange information on equal footing with the big sects in the country.”
“… I see. You mean the White-Hart Taoist Temple.”
His innocent expression disappeared. Xu Shenxing showed a calculative look.
No wonder Qin Xingyan didn’t come back for so long. Xu Shenxing knew she would report him to her sect, and the girl didn’t conceal it either.
However, he didn’t expect the information to eventually spread to the Supernatural Management Office.
Was it an accident, or on purpose?
If it was the latter, he would have to teach them a lesson.
“I’d like to emphasize it again: we have no hostility towards you. Or rather, I’d like to say that we are being very honest here.” The man saw Xu Shenxing’s expression turning a little dangerous, then immediately explained.
“I think that someone who didn’t even tell his true name from the beginning can’t declare himself as honest.” Xu Shenxing said lightly.
“My bad.” The man smiled, not taking it seriously. “So, let me reintroduce myself. My name is Xu Feng.” He pointed to the girl with white hair, who was licking the milkshake cup and said, “She is my assistant, Antares.”
As he expected, they weren’t ordinary people.
Xu Shenxing didn’t show much surprise to the little girl’s strange name.
“Here, I apologize first, I investigated you without your approval.” Xu Feng showed Xu Shenxing an apologetic expression. “Well, let’s just go straight to the point – Mr. Xu Shenxing, would you like to join us in our work for your motherland? Don’t worry, we have high wages, two days off every week, and a nice amount of public holidays.” Xu Feng revealed his real purpose, “Now you won’t have to work hard all day for a petty amount of money, right?”
“You’re right about the money bit, but I refuse.” Xu Shenxing laid down on his chair, then said without hesitation, “I’ll let you know that mine, Xu Shenxing’s biggest hobby is to say ‘no’ to anyone who thinks everything is under his control!”
“Well, I kinda expected it..” Xu Feng wasn’t very surprised, he just shrugged.
Most of the people who had some kind of supernatural power liked freedom, consequently hating to be restrained.
“Won’t you try to convince me?”
Xu Shenxing asked curiously as he saw how Xu Feng quickly gave up on his pursuit.
“That’s just routine work… But you can rest assured, as long as you don’t do anything against social security we won’t trouble you.” Looking at Xu Shenxing’s surprised eyes, Xu Feng forced a smiled and croaked, “To be honest, recently there are too many paranormal events and strange creatures. It’s already enough for me to deal with those… Crap, why won’t the administration give me more assistants? Some time ago, I even found out that I began losing hair…”
“I recommend you the Conqueror Hair Restorer.” Xu Shenxing suddenly said.
“Eh? Is it useful?” Xu Feng suddenly had his eyes shining, as if he was a drowning swimmer and Xu Shenxing was the sudden helper, “I’ve also used some hair tonics, but they didn’t work.”
“It’s my personal experience. My scalp felt hot… it should be effective.”
“Oh oh! That’s great!”
As the two men talked about their user experience, the white haired girl heavily knocked her cup on the table. The dry impact sound forced the two out of their own world back to the real one.
“Oh right, there is another thing,” Xu Feng patted her head and said,”Maybe it isn’t very accurate, but I heard that your tenant was imprisoned in the White-hart Taoist Temple.”