Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C5: Slash

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“Ha ha, let’s level up to the max!” exclaimed Luyang, flipping his hair dramatically. “Otherwise, Tì might as well be a limp noodle when facing those spooky specters. And don’t forget to give your blade an extra sprinkle of magic fairy dust.”

“You got it, boss man!” replied Jiang Ziya, giving Luyang a playful punch in the arm.

Watching the security footage, Siming couldn’t help but giggle at the wacky antics of his coworkers. But he quickly regained his composure and stroked his invisible beard, pondering the great mysteries of the universe.

It wasn’t weird that he was reading a book on the history of fuzzy bunny rabbits, was it?

Suddenly, the ghosts and ghouls from the book came to life, twirling around Siming and singing silly songs. But he took it all in stride, joining in on the absurd dance party.

And that’s how the trio of friends spent the rest of the evening, battling monsters, sharpening blades, and spreading joy throughout the land.

Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C4: Reunion Dinner

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Whoa, you’re pickin’ on the butler again? What, you think you can just pick on him ’cause he’s an easy target? That ain’t cool, man!

Guanting stormed into the study, all anger and frustration. Who are you callin’ honest when it comes to that butler guy? Those big blue eyes of yours may be pretty, but they’re blind if you think he’s more honest than you are!

Suddenly, she missed the days when her son Guanting would always be at odds with the butler.

“Can we still choose?” Guanting clenched his fists, feeling both indignant and defeated. “You’re the one who sees with your own eyes, mother. He’s the one who turned us into nobodies. Besides our parents, what other title could be more important?”

Her sons looked at her expectantly, but she knew the answer wouldn’t be easy. “Go clean up the guest room. Your dad will probably stay overnight,” she said, resigned to her fate.

“Yes!” The butler and Guanting exchanged a glance and saw each other’s happiness reflected in their eyes.

Watching her two sons light up with joy like it’s Christmas, YouShu felt like a salted fish. She couldn’t resist reminding them, “Don’t actually call him dad, okay? Jianger was only 20 when he became a father, and your ‘dad’ here looks older than he does! You’ll scare him to death, and it won’t be my fault!”

“I know, right?” The butler grinned.

“Who would actually call him father?” Guanting was stubborn as ever.

Jiang Ziya, who was over the moon to be a father, snored on the couch, completely unaware that his two adopted sons were stealing glimpses of him sleeping.

Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C3: Inheritance, Part 3—Lu Le

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 5: The Fallen, Jiu Ge, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)

Chapter 3: Inheritance, Part 3—Lu Le—translated by lucathia (proofread by null)

After Lu Yang finished placing the incense, he walked down from the temple’s steps with a heavy heart and stared at the smoke beside the incense burner.

“What is it, darling? Did Laojun say something to you? Why do you look unhappy?”

Having just walked to the front hall, Liu Yishi saw that his son seemed off and immediately grew a bit worried. Could Laojun have given him some sort of hint? Lu Yang looks anxious, so it probably isn’t anything good.

“No, it’s Ziya.” Lu Yang lifted his head and said, “He seems spooked by yesterday’s case and says he has a headache, so he needs to rest for a few days.”

He was beginning to doubt whether it was a good or bad thing to drag Ziya into solving cases. Even though Jiang Ziya kept saying he wanted to help, he might be forcing himself? Slaying demons, which often also included getting mentally battered by all sorts of illusions, wasn’t something regular people would want to face.

But was the black shadow at the apartment really that scary?


Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C3: Inheritance, Part 2—Si Ming

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 5: The Fallen, Jiu Ge, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)

Chapter 3: Inheritance, Part 2—Si Ming—translated by lucathia (proofread by Minthe)

Before the alarm clock went off, Fu Jun already gave a big yawn and crawled up. As usual, he turned off the alarm and obediently got up to freshen up. Something like lazing around in bed didn’t exist in his vocabulary.

Fu Jun walked into the kitchen that was also the dining room. As usual, there was someone there making breakfast.

“Good morning.”

That person paused and turned slightly to give a nod before continuing to poach eggs.

Fu Jun opened the refrigerator and took out the milk while saying, “I want two slices of cheese between my toast!”

That person nodded.

“I don’t know where Taiyi went again. He didn’t come home to sleep.” As Fu Jun poured the milk, he complained, “Who knows how long he’ll disappear for this time? Do you know he actually took two changes of clothes with him? Before when he sneakily took the plane out of the country, he didn’t bring more than two changes of clothes with him.”

Fu Jun sat at the dining table, drinking milk unhappily. When they had first met, Fu Taiyi kept saying that he would be an exemplary dad, but in the end, he was never present.

A pair of hands brought over a plate which contained toast with a poached egg, ham, and two slices of cheese. Salad and small tomatoes had also been included. It looked very appetizing, but no matter how delicious the food, it could not squash down the fear that pair of hands induced. The hands were completely wrapped up in bandages. Even the fingers had been wrapped up carefully, revealing no skin at all. Densely packed, black seal script crawled over the pure white bandages, a dizzying sight.

After placing the plate down, the bandaged hand dropped on top of the boy’s head and rubbed it.

“I’m glad you’re here, or else I’d be all alone,” Fu Jun said dejectedly.

The ding of a text message came from his cell phone.


Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C3: Inheritance, Part 1—Slay

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 5: The Fallen, Jiu Ge, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)

Chapter 3: Inheritance, Part 1—Slay—translated by lucathia (proofread by Minthe)

Our name is…


Lu Yang opened his eyes, his heart nearly bursting with grief, his face wet. He lifted a hand to touch it. Tears were actually dripping down his face.

What’s going on?

Lu Yang was puzzled. Why am I crying? He quickly sat up and looked around. He was in the passenger seat of the taxi. He peered out the window. Someone was currently leaning against the car by the driver’s seat.

He opened the door and got out. Driver was leaning against the car, smoking.

“You’re up?” Driver smilingly said, “You sure slept deeply. Were you exhausted from capturing spirits all day long?”

Lu Yang looked behind him at Top Star Hotel and asked, “How long has it been since they headed inside?”

“Three hours, but they called during that time to check on your condition and told me to tell you there’s no need for you to head in even after you wake up. They’ll be able to solve it. It’s just a bit troublesome because everyone’s scattered and the devil has completely hidden away.”

Lu Yang nodded but still frowned. Suddenly crying for no reason in his sleep was an experience he had never had before. He was a little worried that a close family member could have run into trouble.

However, his dad was a professional exorcist who had dealt with devils for dozens of years. In addition, he had Jiang Ziya with him, the king of breaking the rules, as he could dismantle barrier dimensions with just his eye. They should be fine.

Could it be Mom? Lu Yang jolted and immediately picked up his cell phone to send a text.