Live At The Murder Scene - Chapter 18
Translated by Nyx
He Jueyun followed her and asked: “How do you evaluate your roommates? Did Zhou Nansong also experience a similar situation?”
Classes were ongoing during this time and no one in the school was chatting nor walking around except for the two of them. At first glance, the whole school was like a desolate town.
Qiong Cang: “According to my previous search, Dongyan’s relationship with her roommates should have been pretty good before and had just deteriorated to this degree. Obviously, there are other factors behind it.”
Qiong Cang thought for a while, and then said, “When they mentioned the ghost last night, they spoke of Zhou Nansong’s name. The tone of mentioning it was too deliberate, and it was obvious that it was said to me intentionally.”
He Jueyun: “Assuming they think that Wang Dongyan is the murderer who killed Zhou Nansong and they were carrying out justice.”
“Yes…” Qiong Cang said, “Their trick of dressing up as ghosts isn’t very clever. It’s unlikely to push Wang Dongyan to the point of suicide. Moreover, if her roommates are the only reason, with Wang Dongyan’s family background, she can completely switch to attend school breaking away from violent influence.”
He Jueyun: “Unless.…”
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Qiong Cang: “Unless Wang Dongyan herself has a strong sense of guilt for Zhou Nansong’s death. Her roommate’s behavior will only make her remember her past memories and then punish herself spiritually. Then after a long period of torment, she chose to end herself.”
He Jueyun thought carefully about it and felt that something was wrong somewhere. Qiong Cang already shook her head and said: “However, I don’t think that a person with such a strong sense of morality will make any radical and continuous actions without a reason. Before Zhou Nansong committed suicide, Wang Dongyan had clearly noticed something. There were many violations in the whole logic.”
He Jueyun turned his gaze to look at the high school girl next to him who had her childishness completely faded away.
It’s true that working with Qiong Cang was a very enjoyable thing. As long as she doesn’t make jokes all of a sudden.
The two of them unconsciously walked to the road leading to the dormitory building.
Qiong Cang raised her head to look up at the old dormitory building.
Since the building was already old and no one was cleaning it, vines crawled all over the high wall on the side. The dark green branches and leaves grew wildly in the shade. Instead of demonstrating the beauty of life, they seemed rather sinister.
He Jueyun stood by and waited for her.
Qiong Cang looked at it for a long time and asked, “Have you seen the surveillance video near this dormitory on the day of Zhou Nansong’s death?”
“I’ve seen it. Zhou Nansong came here alone that day. It can be deduced that she went to the rooftop after going upstairs. Without hesitation, she jumped off the building and died. Wang Dongyan did not show up. She has a perfect alibi.” He Jueyun knew what she was trying to say and confidently said, “Zhou Nansong was definitely not directly killed by Wang Dongyan.”
Qiong Cang asked: “Which surveillance camera did you check?”
“The camera in front of the entrance of the dormitory building, and the camera on that pole on this small road. Both cameras can capture all the people entering and exiting. The dormitory building has only this entrance.” He Jueyun gestured to her with his hand and remembered the pain of turning over the surveillance yesterday. He couldn’t help but press the bridge of his nose to soothe it, “But to be honest, those surveillance cameras are old models, the pixels are not clear and have only a simple recording function. I watched it for a long time, and I only recognized people by the timeline. I am afraid it is difficult to find any detailed evidence. It needs other techniques and time.”
Qiong Cang: “Is there only a record of the day they died?”
“Yes. Only the video of the day is saved in the physical evidence.” He Jueyun answered with all his heart, “The surveillance video of No. 1 Middle School is only saved for half a month to a month. It was already May when Wang Dongyan committed suicide. Even if the police found something was wrong. I went to a middle school to find a monitor, but I can’t get it. So there’s no such thing in the system.”
Qiong Cang nodded, turned around and looked toward the store on the side.
She said, “I’ll go in and buy something.”
He Jueyun asked casually: “What are you going to buy?”
Qiong Cang: “A stick to beat dogs with.”
He Jueyun was confused: “Huh?”
This store was privately owned. Although the store was not large, it sold a lot of random things.
Qiong Cang first went to the broom section and chose a wooden broom. She put it in her hand and tried it, but found that it was too heavy and affected her performance. Later, she turned to the section that sold clothes horses and picked a long pole made of stainless steel.
Lightweight and easy to carry, this one is not bad.
Whoever dared to come this evening, she could let him try the taste of iron against the flesh
No, it was an important plot, so that person would definitely come.
Qiong Cang picked a good weapon and went to the next section to buy several snacks. She held them in her arms and settled the bill.
She put the meal card on the card reader, looked around nonchalantly as she listened to the electronic sound of “di, di” and raised her eyebrows to look at the shopkeeper.
When the shopkeeper was scanning the items, he used his peripheral vision to look at her a few more times. It’s not a simple gaze, but a little scrutiny.
Ordinary people’s intuition might just be hunch. But the intuition of Qiong Cang was generally right.
She probed and said: “Long time no see.”
The shopkeeper perfunctory responded: “Yes.”
Qiong Cang paused for a while and asked again: “Are there still some things I bought before?”
“Prank toys?” The shopkeeper said, “Not much. The first row of shelves below.”
Qiong Cang glanced to where he was pointing at. All the toys on the shelves were of the more ordinary kind, looking like regular goods that had been fashionable at some point. On the outside, the packaging looked perfectly normal, but inside there was a tiny mechanism.
She did not buy any. She just took a glance at it then turned around.
The shopkeeper handed the bag of goods that she paid for, Qiong Cang took it and left the store.
He Jueyun felt bored and walked in circles on the ground.
While holding a yogurt in her hand Qiong Cang said, “Go in there and ask the shopkeeper.”
He Jueyun: “Huh? What to ask?”
Qiong Cang said, “Go and ask first, I feel he has an impression towards me.”
He Jueyun took a second look at the metal stick she held behind her. He even suspected that Qiong Cang had beaten the person in the shop and was tricking him to go in to handle the aftermath. He walked to the shop, full of suspicion.
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