The Return of The Lord God - Chapter 183
As soon as the adjutant opened the door, his expression changed to one of surprise upon seeing Bai Lixin: “Young Master Wen, you’re here! What a coincidence! I was just coming out to look for you.”
Bai Lixin put on a puzzled expression, “What is it?”
Adjutant Gao: ” Lord Liao wants to invite you and Commissioner Huang to his room for a meeting to discuss the case.”
Bai Lixin shrugged, “But I’m just a civilian. What can I know about the case?”
The adjutant was not ready to admit defeat, and he said respectfully, ” Lord Liao said that it was about the Wang family in the eastern part of the city. If you really don’t want to go, he won’t force you.”
Bai Lixin sneered and walked in with flamboyance. He had to settle this score!
When Liao Sufan heard Bai Lixin’s words through the door, his body stiffened slightly. It seemed that he had offended Wen Xuyao again.
Bai Lixin pushed the door to the room and walked in flamboyantly. He sat at the table and took a sip of the tea on the table.
When Liao Sufan wanted to say that’s the cup he just drank from, a strange thought suddenly flashed through his mind and his raised hand was put down. A subtle blush appeared on his face.
Bai Lixin saw this and was amused. The fire he had just suppressed dissipated.
“Governor Liao, I am a grass-roots citizen. How can I discuss the case with you?”
“I had a cousin who was very good to me. But my cousin’s fortune was shallow, and she contracted a serious illness when she was fifteen years old. Instead of seeking a good doctor, her family hired a divine woman to cast out evil spells. The divine woman said that my cousin was possessed by an evil spirit and that cutting her breasts and fingers was the only way to expel the evil. Her family was foolish enough to listen.”
“Then your cousin……”
“My cousin initially had pneumonia, and her condition worsened because of this physical and mental torture. It soon aggravated her situation, and she died.” Liao Sufan glanced at Bai Lixin, “That’s why I hated any talk of “ghosts and gods” because, in my opinion, it is an extremely foolish and ignorant idea.”
Bai Lixin was silent for a moment, the light in his eyes dimmed, “I see.”
“What happened that day was my fault, and after what happened today, I already regret it.”
“Oh,” Bai Lixin laughed, “it was all a sinful fate. I was so angry that day, and Hongyuan is my best friend. I couldn’t hide the anger in my heart, so I went to Hongyuan in a fit of rage. I didn’t want to report the incident. I just wanted to go and vent to Hongyuan before leaving. I didn’t expect you to be there that day, so what a coincidence. If you hadn’t been there, I would have made a scene at the police station and gone back. At most, I would have cried to him about my Wen family and then slept like a baby.”
Liao Sufan’s face turned even redder. He was so ashamed that he wanted to go back in time to that day and ask questions about the case.
As they talked, Huang Hongyuan also entered the room. When he saw Bai Lixin, his eyes lit up, and he saluted Liao Sufan before sitting down next to Bai Lixin.
Liao Sufan’s eyes narrowed as he took out some photos and placed them on the edge of the table, “Director Huang, after today’s incident, do you see anything new when you look at the photos?”
Huang Hongyuan tried to reach out, but he found that he could not reach the photos. He stood up with an awkward smile and went next to Liao Sufan and looked through the photos.
The photos were of the scene where the three bodies had been found. He bowed his head down and carefully compared the dozen or so photos.
“Does Governor Liao think that all three corpses are the work of extraordinary people?” Huang Hongyuan compared the photos and looked up to ask Liao Sufan.
He found that Liao Sufan was no longer beside him as he was now comfortably sitting next to Bai Lixin.
Huang Hongyuan: “…”
Yue Xian’er’s bloodstained purse was taken out by Liao Sufan. He gently placed it in front of Bai Lixin, “I realized I was a frog at the bottom of the well under Young Master Wen’s actions today. What does Young Master Wen think of this case?”
Bai Lixin glanced at Liao Sufan and said, “I have used soul-searching techniques to find Miss Yue’s soul but to no avail. There are two reasons why the soul search technique can not find her. Either she has already been taken back to the underworld, or her soul no longer exists in this world. So, I used a spirit invocation technique to summon her spirits from the underworld, but it also didn’t work.”
“What do you mean?”
“It is likely that Miss Yue Xian’er’s soul has already dispersed. If it is an ordinary murder, it is impossible for the soul to be dispersed, unless the perpetrator is not a human being at all, and the purpose of killing is not just to take a human life, but a human soul. ”
“Then what the hell is it?” Huang Hongyuan said anxiously.
Bai Lixin shook his head, “I don’t know either, but I think this matter should also have some connection to Peony. She said the perpetrator’s eyes were red and she called for help, but no one came. But Mama said that she was out banging on the door but no one answered and the room was silent. In addition, the perpetrator came out with blood pouring from his chest, but he didn’t even notice. If they are both telling the truth, then the problem lies with one person.”
“Wang Baiqian of the Wang family in the east of the city!” Huang Hongyuan said as he slapped the table.
Bai Lixin nodded and said, “There will be a gambling stone event at the Wang family the day after tomorrow. I plan to go and take a look.”
“If that’s the case, then why don’t we go together?” Liao Sufan suggested.
“No, one of you is the governor, and the other is the Commissioner of Police. It’s too conspicuous to be with you. I’ll first go there by myself. We shouldn’t move together.”
Liao Sufan nodded, “Fine, then I’ll go afterwards too.”
Huang Hongyuan hurriedly followed, “And me!”
It was late and they did not continue talking. Bai Lixin and Huang Hongyuan each went to their rooms to rest afterwards.
Early the next morning, Liao Sufan had business to attend to in the Governor’s residence, so just after dawn, he left a note on the table and left in a hurry.
The snow on the ground was calf-deep, so Liao Sufan and his adjutant walked back to the governor’s residence for an hour.
As soon as they got back to the house, Liao Sufan didn’t even spare time to change his clothes before he found the muscular bone ointment given to him by the former general and had it sent to the ancestral home of the Wen family.
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Bai Lixin got the medicine and declined to take it for a long time before reluctantly accepting it.
The servant came back and reported it to Liao Sufan, and Liao Sufan let out another long sigh.
Wen Xuyao was still treating him as an outsider.
The weather turned even colder than the day before, and Liao Sufan sympathized with the people. He asked his people to clear the streets of Fengcheng as soon as possible, and then he opened a warehouse to release food.
In just one day, all the streets of Fengcheng were cleared for passage.
Before they knew it, a day had passed, and it was time for them to meet up with the Wang family in the east of the city.
The Wang family was originally in the silk business, but two years ago, they somehow managed to get a source of gambling stones. After that, Wang Baiqian started to organize a gambling trade on the 15th day of every month.
Liao Sufan had changed into a long indigo shirt, taking off his usual strict and stereotypical uniform. The long indigo shirt set off Liao Sufan’s murderous aura and made his temperament more elegant.
He did not come early, but the market was already full of people.
Liao Sufan’s eyes were sharp, and he saw Bai Lixin, who was looking at jade stones, and Huang Hongyuan, who was an eyesore beside him.
Huang Hongyuan was surrounding Bai Lixin like a flower protector, and the two were exchanging words and laughing at times.
Liao Sufan shook his fist with a cold face. This Huang Hongyuan is really becoming an eyesore.
Since it was gambling on stones, how could Fang Xuelin, who had a golden pupil, not appear?
Liao Sufan had an extraordinary temperament and he attracted everyone’s attention as soon as he entered the Wang family’s garden, including Fang Xuelin.
When Fang Xuelin saw Liao Qingfan, he hurried over and his eyes lit up, “Governor Liao, what a coincidence.”
Because of Wen Xuyao’s beating and the accusation he had made, Liao Sufan had lost all goodwill towards Fang Xuelin. With those good feelings, Liao Sufan began to see Fang Xuelin with a normal heart.
He nodded slightly to Fang Xuelin, “Mr. Fang, you are here too.”
Fang Xuelin was a good-looking man with a rather simple look, which was very different from Wen Xuyao’s kind of outstanding ones. He heard Fang Xuelin add, “Yes, I have little experience with gambling stones, so I came here to sharpen myself a bit.”
What a lie! Who doesn’t come here purely to gamble for money?
“So what is your profit and loss, Mr. Fang?”
“I am not talented. I won eight and lost two.”
Liao Sufan nodded, “That’s good, I’ve also become interested in gambling stones in recent days, so I’d like to ask Mr. Fang to give me a few pointers.”
Fang Xuelin smiled shyly, “I would like to serve Governor Liao.”
He quietly looked up at Liao Sufan, his heart thumping like a deer. He remembered the rumours of Wen Huyao’s beating the other day, and Fang Xuelin’s heartbeat even faster.
Four years ago, he was on duty when Governor Liao fainted from his injuries in front of the museum, so he rescued him.
When Liao Sufan woke up, he thanked him. In this way, the two of them had a bit of a friendship. It was not a deep one, but Fang Xuelin felt that there was a tacit understanding between them.
Liao Sufan was handsome and powerful, but he never looked at him coldly as he did at others, which made him feel excited.