Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C4: Home, Part 2—Pursuit

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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 4: Home, Part 2—Pursuit—translated by lucathia

“Mountain Forest Lodgings. Deliberately coming to such a desolate mountain, isn’t this the height of leisure?”

Fu Taiyi was rather frustrated. Even though there was a road, it was the lodging’s private road and not open to the public. Even halfway up a mountain, there were still people restricting road access. Several news reporting vans had also been stopped there and were only able to interview the person blocking them, to which they received the answer “no comment.” The news anchor came up with a bunch of conjectures and ended the segment.

Fu Taiyi couldn’t let it end just like that. Resigned, he parked his car to the side of the road and walked through a section of the mountain forest. He didn’t return to the road until he passed the restricted zone. The entire time, he had to make sure there were no hotel staff driving up from behind him.

If you really want to search, the Mountain Spirit, Shan Gui should be easier to find, right? Records say that she is a beautiful woman who lives on a forested mountain. Guo Shang and Li Hun are too difficult to find.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V5C4: Home, Part 1—Reunion Dinner

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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 4: Home, Part 1—Reunion Dinner—translated by lucathia

“Lu Le came here with me back then.”

The moment Master Ah Lu spoke, everyone’s attention was drawn back.

Lu Le wasn’t surprised to hear this. When she was young, she had gone everywhere with Master Ah Lu to slay demons. Countless places. She couldn’t remember them all.

Later on, she had met Liu Yishi and learned of many strange and dangerous cases abroad. She had accompanied him in solving several major cases. Finally, she consulted Lao Jun and thus began her long stay out of the country.

Taiwan was a relatively safe country. Even when there were spirits acting up, most Taoists could easily get rid of them. However, since the Lu family had Lao Jun’s favor, they should go above and beyond.

Recently, the cases her son ran into were getting more and more dangerous. Is this the result of incidents exploding after accumulating for too long, or is someone stirring up trouble?

Lu Le frowned. At first, she had wanted to quickly unravel what was happening around her son so she could leave the country and continue solving cases. Each and every case she had accumulated was appalling.

Now, her plan remained the same, but it might take longer.

“Were we the ones who solved the case?”

Lu Le didn’t have much of a recollection of the apartment, but if Master Ah Lu were to tell her how the case had been solved, she would definitely be able to remember. If we were the ones who got rid of something huge like that, then could the devil have specifically targeted my son for revenge?

“No, both of us were out of town at the time. When we hurried back after receivin’ the news, the case was already solved. The entire room was charred black, yet the fire hadn’t spread outside the room. The woman who survived said that their daughter was burned to death within’ and a great master hadn’t exited either, sacrificin’ themselves.”

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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?

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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.

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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…

Slay.

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.

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