In a world full of ghosts I became a witch - Chapter 11
Chapter 11 Interrogation:
In a small dimly lit room, a strong beam of light shined on Lu Yi Bei’s face, his head was drooping listlessly as he leaned on the chair appearing unperturbed but feeling very nervous deep down.
The room was windowless, with a metal table and chair facing a one-way mirror embedded in the wall.
The room had a faint mold smell, with dust fluttering in the air being visible under the beam of light, behind the intense light stood a girl, whose appearance was unclear, with only a dark silhouette being able to be made out.
Such a scenario reminded Lu Yi Bei of the interrogation rooms often seen in films and television, he slightly opened his mouth, ready to start wailing to sell the fact that he was innocent, before hearing the girl ask a question to him in an indifferent tone.
Lu Yi Bei froze, it’s her! She’s the one…… the one who opened the door to send warmth!
“Hey, I’m asking you a question here!”
“Lu, Lu Yi Bei.”
“Eighteen, one month short of nineteen.”
“Why don’t you talk about your circumstances?”
Why does this conversation have a sense of déjà vu? Lu Yi Bei raised his handcuffed hands and asked meekly, “Sorry, but you guys aren’t from the psychiatric hospital, right?”
“What psychiatric hospital? You better stop trying to act dumb, do you even know what situation you’re in right now? If you don’t cooperate properly, there will be serious consequences do you know?!” The girl shouted raising her voice, before pulling out a handgun and slamming it on the table.
Taking a glance at the pitch-black gun muzzle, Lu Yi Bei couldn’t help but break into a cold sweat, it didn’t matter what the girl wanted to know, and as if spilling the beans he began rambling.
“I’ll talk, I’ll talk! My name is Lu Yi Bei, a student at the university of science and engineering majoring in Chinese, I’m good at cooking Sichuan cuisine! I live at 162 Mu Dan Street and recently moved to the 3rd block of the Jing Yi apartment complex next to the university. My eyes had been injured before so I had to do a cornea transplant. Don’t be fooled by how I usually seem to be hare-brained and how I seem to talk to myself a lot of the time, I’m absolutely not mentally ill! My favorite game character is Bai Xiao Hua! I absolutely despise eating……”
“Stop talking! Chinese language major? I think you mean Xiangsheng major? Talking in such a long string, without taking a breather! Did I ask for this? Are you trying to force me to use torture?”
“Then it’s……” Lu Yi Bei pondered for a second or two before his eyes lit up, as he sat up straight, “Oh! I get it now, I get it! I will definitely cooperate!”
There’s an old saying that said it well, don’t reveal your wealth!
All I did was show off a bit to get rid of that annoying senior and now I’ve been kidnapped by these bandits and they brought me to this place!
What does this mean? It means they are doing this for the money, this is an organized and premeditated kidnapping!
Looks like there’s no choice other than to go bankrupt to avoid getting tortured, right?
Humph! I’ll get my revenge even if it takes me ten years, just you wait when I……
No no, I can’t say that, If they hear this I’ll die!
“My Alipay account number is 180xxxx5591 and the password is ……”
The maid held her forehead with her hand, unable to bear with Lu Yi Bei for any longer, she interrupted him, “Shut up! Don’t interrupt me! Do you think we can’t find out such information? If you still don’t cooperate properly, I’ll shoot you!”
Excluding an actual yokai, this guy could be considered to be the most intractable person that was ever involved with yokai’s!
Besides being extremely calm ever since he came here, he also prepared an entire script to divert the interrogator’s attention!
This isn’t because he’s mentally tough, it’s because he’s an experienced veteran! The maid thought to herself.
Lu Yi Bei meekly asked, “What do you guys even want to know? I’ll talk alright, I’ll tell you everything you want to know, but shouldn’t you at least tell me what you guys even want to know about, right?”
They can even find out my bank account password? Does this girl have connections with someone from the inside?
If they aren’t after money, what are they after? Sex? Although I’m not bad looking, I’m not good-looking to the degree of making people want to commit crimes! Lu Yi Bei thought.
“Say……” the maid shot a glance at the one-sided glass behind her, pausing for a brief while, and asked, “Say have you recently encountered anything strange?!”
“Anything strange……” muttering those words Lu Yi Bei suddenly hesitated, recalling the seemingly real but bizarre dream he had.
Just as he was about to tell her about the dream he had, conveniently letting the maid help him figure out what exactly that was, his vision suddenly blurred.
The dust in the air was seemingly being pulled by some force slowly forming a blurry silhouette of a girl, the silhouette gestured at Lu Yi Bei to stay quiet as she gently shook her head, before raising her hand to make a gesture of slitting one’s throat, which was followed by her head exploding.
Was that a figment of my imagination? if I mention it I would have a horrible death?
Alright then, how about I just don’t mention it then?
After pondering briefly, Lu Yi Bei spoke just before the maid lost her patience.
“I have, quite a lot in fact, for example, last month I bought a Bai Xiao Hua figurine, but they ended up sending me two kits, also there’s…… Oh yeah! I met a strange person in a rabbit costume handing out flyers, and he handed me a flyer……”
“Wait a minute!” Finally hearing what she wanted to hear, the maid interrupted him, “Does the person that gave you the flyer look like this?”
As she handed over a slightly yellowed photograph to Lu Yi Bei, the photo had some dark red stains, the picture was of a “Person” wearing a black cloak with a rabbit head, who was just staring with his pair of red glass bead-like eyes, making people feel a sense of discomfort.
Taking a look at the photo Lu Yi Bei felt as if his heart was about to jump out, the “Person” in the photo wasn’t the person in the rabbit suit that gave him the flyer, but the, “Mr rabbit” he saw in his dream that murdered that girl!
What the hell!
Wasn’t it a dream? How did it become real? And there’s even a picture to prove it?
Is this™ a prank?
Just thinking about the bloody and horrific scenery in the dream, made Lu Yi Bei feel somewhat flustered.
“No, elder sister, the murder has nothing to do with me I swear! When he handed me the flyer, I didn’t even take it, at the time I thought he was quite the oddball, but I didn’t think too much about it and I just ran away! When I arrived home, the flyer appeared in my coat and I immediately burned it. I even threw away the coat because of it, then……”
The maid suddenly slammed the table, interrupting Lu Yi Bei, as she pointed at his nose, “You liar! Did I mention that he killed someone? How did you even know that? Also if you knew that he murdered someone, why didn’t you call the police?”
“I……” Lu Yi Bei was about to have a nervous breakdown, as he leaned back laying on the chair.
“Heh! What’s the matter? Tongue-tied?” The little maid sneered as she picked up the gun on the table and started spinning it around her index finger, while turning it around and around as she enlighted Lu Yi Bei with a variety of interrogation torture techniques that could be done with injuries that couldn’t be seen.
Looking at Lu Yi Bei who seemed to be completely undisturbed by it, the maid “……” how is this person so tough to crack? He’s not even scared of this? Then how about we give him something with a little more jazz to it then!
While listening to the vivid and detailed descriptions of the 404 cases of people getting tortured to extort a confession out of them, as seemingly real and fresh blood dripped in front of him, Lu Yi Bei could only feel his heart beating violently, like there were tiny people with sledgehammers pounding on his heart.
Even almost scaring out an expression from him!
He even began to consider whether to ignore the warnings from the silhouette and just tell her that strange dream he had just to reduce the torture.
A few minutes later.
Lu Yi Bei slumped on the chair expressionlessly, like a person that had lost his dream, as he weakly said, “Elder sister, please just end it quicker! you guys shouldn’t be bullying people like this just because of that! I saw it in a dream, how was I supposed to know it coincidently happened to be true?”
“Let me ask you, if you had a nightmare, got scared, and called the police because of it, wouldn’t you feel like you’re retarded?”
“You……” the maid opened her mouth, wanting to refute what Lu Yi Bei said, but she also felt like he had a point, as she thought of something……
Is this little brat mocking me?
It seems that I’ve been too nice to him!
After thinking about it, the maid was about to make Lu Yi Bei taste a bit of true bitterness, just then a knock came from the door, which was followed by a cold and indifferent voice from outside the door.
“Ah Hua, come out for a moment.”
“Alright, Miss!” answered the maid before turning around quickly glaring at Lu Yi Bei, as she clenched her fist and raised it up in the air shaking it twice before leaving the interrogation room.
Jiang Li watched the entire interrogation unfold from behind the one-way mirror, before finally calling the maid out when Lu Yi Bei had lost his will.
“Miss, why did you call me out! Although this guy is reluctant to talk, if you just give me a bit more time, I’ll definitely pry something out of his mouth!” The maid said with a face full of bitterness.
If it’s to help out Miss, what’s the problem if the method is a little inhumane?
Miss is the best! As long as I can always stay by her side……
Seeing how the maid’s complexion was gradually getting flush, while an obscene smile revealed itself, made it obvious that she was thinking of something strange. Making Jiang Li not able to help but cough twice, interrupting the maid’s fantasies of something strange.
“Hmm?” The maid tilted her head in a cute manner.
“Release him!” Jiang Li said, glancing at the copy of a medical record on the table behind her, and said in an indifferent tone, “He really is facially paralyzed, if you continue interrogating him, you’ll scare him to death.”
“Let him go just like that?” The maid pouted her lips and muttered, “But, he still hasn’t explained, how exactly he knew about Mr Rabbit killing someone!”
Jiang Li crossed her hands around her chest, as she raised her chin a bit looking at Lu Yi Bei who was behind the one-way mirror.
In the span of just a few short minutes, he had already recovered from the scare and was looking all around the room, and in a low pissed tone asked.
“Hello? Anyone there?”
“At least have someone here! If you’re going to kill or torture me, rob me of my money, forcibly make me have sex, just say it to me directly!”
Jiang Li frowned a little, is this person a cockroach that just doesn’t die? Just now he was obviously so scared that his body went soft, so how is it that in barely just a few minutes he was already back and full of life?
“Yes.” Jiang Li nodded lightly, “He did see it in his dream, some people who have the potential to be a psychic might have such dreams after being exposed to psychic energy fluctuations. In ancient times, such a person would often become a prophet predicting the future.”
“Then why don’t we recruit him into the Night Party!” The maid said somewhat excitedly, “With one more main operative, it’ll also lighten Miss’s workload too, right?”
Upon hearing these words, Jiang Li’s complexion turned cold and her body suddenly trembled as if she got electrocuted, as she gazed away from the maid.
As soon as the maid thought of how much pain her Miss had to go through to become a psychic so much so that she wanted to die because of it, she couldn’t help but lower her head realising her slip of the tongue, “I’m sorry, Miss……”
From someone having the potential to be a psychic to becoming one themselves was absolutely a very dangerous process.
For power, there was a price to be paid!
And besides, it also wasn’t guaranteed that it would be successful, as more than half of the people would die during the crucial moment of the transformation.
“But …… Miss, doesn’t Mr Rabbit want him? If we let him go and he gets caught by Mr Rabbit wouldn’t it be very dangerous?”
Jiang Li glanced at her as she smiled in a meaningful way, “What do you think is the reason I’m letting him go?”
1. I already explained it but eh the joke is the secret police have come to take you away because you’ve been spreading false information about the government↵
2. here’s the link to it since im too lazy explain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiangsheng ↵
3. pretend this is a phrase since I couldn’t think of one↵
4. the chinese meaning is basically when you fall in love with a cute girl so basically the same thing right?↵
5. that wasn’t the actual translation the actual one would be if you want more power the bigger the price tag but that doesnt exactly fit so I changed it↵
uh yes im back maybe
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