Published at 3rd of May 2023 11:05:59 AM

Chapter 243: 243 The Lying Girl

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243 The Lying Girl

All kinds of Beastmasters were gathered on both sides of the street. There weren’t many cars driving on the road, and not a single shop was open on the entire street.

“What about the people living in the Black City?” Bing Qingqing couldn’t believe it.

However, as Su Bai drove to other parts of the Black City, he and Bing Qingqing could see many civilians carrying bamboo baskets on their backs, which contained many grains or wild fruits.

Xu Sanshu was quite helpless about this. He forced a smile and explained, “Black City’s situation is difficult. Most people don’t live in the city, but in the nearby towns. But that’s not all. When we reach the center of the Black City, we’ll be able to take a look.”

Logically, the Black City was definitely much safer than a small town. After all, there were quite a number of Beastmasters stationed here, as well as guards in charge of the city’s safety.

But as a city, the productivity here was extremely low, and it was difficult to provide for everyone.

As expected, it was still not as prosperous as the Great Wilderness City or even a place like Los Monstaria when they reached the city center.

Under Xu Sanshu’s guidance, Su Bai came to a hotel and booked rooms for Xu Qingshan and Ma Tianlun. Then, he brought Bing Qingqing to explore the Black City.

The logistics’ mission was not just simple chores. It even included intelligence gathering and others.

Su Bai was not a stranger to such things in the military. At that time, Feng Hai was in charge.

This time, Su Bai personally led the team and realized how troublesome and tough being assigned as logistics was.

Not only did Su Bai have to run everywhere, but he could also be sneered at by others at any time.

First, Su Bai went to the north of the Black City. The situation there was the most prosperous, and it was almost the place where rich people lived.

On the other hand, the southern part of the city was mostly filled with entertainment venues.

The situation was more complicated than North City. Su Bai took Bing Qingqing for a walk and decided to give up on gathering intelligence in the north and south.

One had to act according to their capabilities when carrying out a mission.

There were only the two of them. If they were to conduct a thorough search, it would probably take at least half a month.

The two of them arrived at the east side of the Black City. The situation here was like entering the city, very desolate.

Rubbish that could be seen everywhere. However, there weren’t any Beastmasters here. Most of them were civilians.

Therefore, the arrival of Su Bai and Bing Qingqing attracted a lot of attention. Even people peeked out of the windows on both sides.

“It feels weird. How should we start?” Bing Qingqing asked, crossing her arms.

“We can talk to the people here. Did you not gather intelligence in the military before?” Su Bai asked.

“No. I’ve always been in charge of battles.” Bing Qingqing smiled bitterly. “There are soldiers in charge of such things.”

“Then let’s give it a try.” Su Bai chuckled.

Then, Su Bai randomly picked a relatively remote house and knocked on the door. He had prepared his words before he went in.

This kind of random search relied on luck!

Casually chatted with the locals, asked about some recent events, and searched for useful information from various details. Then, followed the clues. This was a simple and crude method that Feng Hai had taught Su Bai.

After a while, the door finally opened.

But it was a young girl with long hair. Her big eyes were full of fear, and she was looking at Su Bai and Bing Qingqing with her lips pursed.

“Hello, are your parents home?” Su Bai asked.

Su Bai could feel the girl’s fear. He asked gently, “We want to ask them something. Can we meet them?”

However, the girl’s fear did not diminish at all. In fact, she was even sadder.

Su Bai sensed it keenly. He already had a guess and was about to speak when a fair-skinned girl around the age of thirteen or fourteen rushed over and pulled the girl away.

“What’s the matter?” Su Bai asked as he came to the door. He told her why he was here, but the girl just frowned.

The girl said, “I’m sorry, it’s not convenient for me to meet guests now.”

The girl was about to close the door, but Su Bai stopped her. She was not strong enough compared to a Beastmaster.

The girl tried her best, but it was useless. She couldn’t help but say angrily, “Are you barging into my house?!”

“We have no ill intentions. I’m an investigator sent by the Black City. I just want to know something,” Su Bai said.

The girl was willing to give up and let Su Bai and Bing Qingqing enter her house. After they entered, they could tell that the family was not rich. There were factory uniforms hanging at the door.

The girl was hiding at the door of the room, peeping at Su Bai and Bing Qingqing with half of her head poked out.

When Su Bai arrived in the living room, he noticed it was also relatively simple. There was only an old TV and a chair, but Su Bai found something strange.

On one corner of the wall, there was a long mark that was five centimeters deep and twenty centimeters long.

“This family was not rich, but it was obvious that they were hardworking and simple families. Even the old furniture was repaired very well. Therefore, the long traces were very abrupt.”

“Hurry up and ask what you want to ask. I still have to go up the mountain to pick herbs.”

The girl had been very resistant from the beginning. After all, when two strangers entered the house, she was extremely afraid.

“Don’t worry, we just want to ask some questions. Have you seen any strange people or things in the past half month?” Bing Qingqing asked gently.


“Don’t be nervous. We’re all legitimate Beastmasters.”

Bing Qingqing took out her identity card, but it was useless.

“Only you and your sister are at home?” Su Bai asked while sensing the girl’s emotions. He added, “How long has it been since the last time your parents came home?”

This was undoubtedly a minefield for the girl.

“Three days. They’re only out for a few days. They’ll be back soon.” The girl clenched her fists and replied.

But in Su Bai’s eyes, it was obviously a lie. He carefully sensed the energy fluctuations around him. His sharp spiritual power found the remnant energy of the wind element from the trace in the corner of the wall.

After asking a few more questions, Su Bai pretended to leave, and the young girl was also relieved.

But Su Bai looked at the kitchen and found that the dishes that were just cleaned up didn’t seem to be only two people living in the house.

“Are you really leaving?” Bing Qingqing asked. She also felt that something was wrong, but she couldn’t tell what it was.

“There’s no hurry. Go and get in touch with her sister.”


After receiving Su Bai’s order, Bing Qingqing slowly walked to the room.

The girl rushed up and scolded, “Don’t go near my sister!”

However, Bing Qingqing didn’t seem to hear her. She didn’t slow down at all.

“Lili, run!”

“They can’t hear you.” Su Bai said seriously. “Maybe you have something to hide and can’t speak. But I can guarantee that I’m the only one who can hear and see anything you say or do.”

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