Illusions, Lies, Truth V2C3: Hidden in the Dark Part 3—The Enemy

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 2: Human Doll Contract Part Two

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


Chapter 3: Hidden in the Dark… Part 3—The Enemy—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

Do we head east or toward Jiu Ge?

The moment Jiang Ziya and Fu Jun escaped from the barrier dimension, they ran into a dilemma. The old beggar from the barrier dimension had told them to head east, but the bookstore wasn’t in the east. Fu Jun wanted to tell Fu Taiyi about what they had found out first and ask him to help with the search.

“If we go to Jiu Ge first and then head east, the positioning would be different, wouldn’t it?”

Jiang Ziya made a guess. What the old man meant just now was for them to head east the moment they left the alley.

Fu Jun hesitated and said, “Yeah. Even if we go to Jiu Ge first and then return here to head east, it might be different by then too because the time would be different.”

“Then, what should we do… Oh, how about we call the boss?”

Fu Jun shook his head and said, “No, Taiyi didn’t want to deal with all these things in the first place, so a phone call would definitely let him fib his way out. I want to go directly to him and drag him out to help with the search.”

Jiang Ziya agreed when he heard Fu Jun’s explanation.

The boss was exactly someone who didn’t take his work seriously. He didn’t even look after his own bookstore correctly. Wanting him to rescue someone that had nothing to do with him might really require him to be forcefully dragged out.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V2C3: Hidden in the Dark Part 2—The Neighbors Across

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 2: Human Doll Contract Part Two

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


Chapter 3: Hidden in the Dark… Part 2—The Neighbors Across—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

When Jiang Qibing returned home, he even held in his hands a small, pretty cardboard box with two exquisite cakes inside.

Neither he nor Jiang Ziya liked sweets, so he had only bought two small cakes for his wife and his daughter. Merely thinking about the sweet smiles they would show while eating them lifted his mood.

The moment he walked in, he couldn’t wait to shout, “I’m home.”

The entire place was filled with the aroma of food and the familiar sound of stir-frying vegetables from the kitchen. Jiang Qibing’s heart was immediately filled to the brim with warmth.

As she was in the middle of stir-frying the vegetables, Jiang Yu obviously couldn’t step aside, but she didn’t forget to shout, “Jiang Jiang, Xiao Xue, go welcome your bàbi!”

…Xiao Xue?

Jiang Qibing froze.

“Bàba!”

“Bàbi!”

Two little girls rushed out from their room, practically pouncing on Jiang Qibing at the same time. One grabbed his left hand and the other grabbed his right. The two little faces on both sides were exactly the same and couldn’t be told apart at all.

Jiang Qibing looked at his pair of daughters, a bit stunned.

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V2C3: Hidden in the Dark Part 1—The Master

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 2: Human Doll Contract Part Two

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


Chapter 3: Hidden in the Dark… Part 1—The Master—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & elisa)

A tall, slender, middle-aged man with an otherworldly air sat on a chair of cypress. He wore a modified traditional Chinese jacket, rather old-fashioned, but not so strange to the point of looking like a person that had walked into the wrong time period. It could be said that this person’s temperament commanded respect, and was suggestive that he was a reclusive man of great talent.

However, before him were several businessmen wearing suits and ties. Standing in front of all the others was a particularly fat man, who appeared to be the leader. He had quite a haughty demeanor, but at that moment, he was actually reverent and showed respect toward the middle-aged man, not at all daring to be lacking in manners.

“Master Wu, I am planning on purchasing a piece of land for a new construction plan. I would like to ask if you could go over and take a look. Is this land a favorable one?”

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V2C2: Confused; Confined by Part 3—The Lotus Dimension

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 2: Human Doll Contract Part Two

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


Chapter 2: Confused; Confined by Part 3—The Lotus Dimension—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

Jiang Ziya kept his eyes wide, taking in Fu Jun’s every movement. The latter knelt down in front of the stone, delicately touching the blooming lotus seat.

The lotus flower was drawn in great detail—deep pink petals, tender green leaves, and delicate golden lines tracing the edges—making it appear rather fancy, but unfortunately, it seemed quite aged, with mottled spots in many locations.

First, Fu Jun touched the picture of the blooming lotus seat, and then he knocked on the stone. Jiang Ziya almost didn’t dare to blink his eyes. This was a rare chance to observe. He was afraid he would miss a single detail and still not understand how to enter a “barrier dimension” in the future—even though it was better not to have to enter those kinds of places.

After touching the lotus and the stone, there were still no changes. Fu Jun frowned. He pressed his index finger against his lips, forming a shushing gesture, and then slowly moved his finger away from his lips, pointing it at the stone. Jiang Ziya clearly saw the finger glow faintly again.

“In the name of the Lord of the East, Dong Jun, I command thee—open!”

Hearing such familiar words—the words that had come out of his phone to save Lu Yang and him last time had been about the same as these—made Jiang Ziya hold his breath. He almost didn’t dare to move, afraid to interrupt Fu Jun’s actions.

“The Lord of the East, Dong Jun, commands thee, open!”

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Illusions, Lies, Truth V2C2: Confused; Confined by Part 2—The Ancient Pathway

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Volume 2: Human Doll Contract Part Two

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


Chapter 2: Confused; Confined by Part 2—The Ancient Pathway—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & EvlNabiki)

As he left the hospital, Jiang Ziya looked at his injured arm. The bandages keeping his arm in place had already been removed. Actually, it barely hurt anymore. It only hurt a bit when he moved it too much.

He got in a taxi, originally wanting to go straight home. However, he thought it over and was still a bit worried about what was going on with his brother-in-law’s job. If he went on an unannounced inspection right now, would he be able to come across some of the truth?

He had already begun dithering over it in the hospital room, and when the taxi driver asked him for his destination, Jiang Ziya hadn’t even made a decision, yet he blurted the name of the street where his brother-in-law’s company was located.

“Got it.”

The taxi driver responded and began driving. Jiang Ziya could only smile wryly to himself. He really did want to go take a look after all. Currently, he also had his left eye he could use. I should at least be of some use, right?

As the thought occurred, Jiang Ziya grew spirited. This left eye had been a thorn in his side since he was young. Now that it was finally useful, he couldn’t help feeling victorious after all his troubles.

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