Evil As Humans Ch125

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 125: Dividing Into Two Groups

Zhong Chengshuo froze on the spot.

Before he had time to put away the long needles around him, the transparent barrier between the red strings flickered. The huge “fish tank” divided the small space into two floors. The outside was the smelly, chaotic corpse cavity, but the inside was quiet.

In the chaotic shadows, the touch on the lips was extremely vivid. Yin Ren’s hot and humid breath rushed towards his face, immediately covering the rancid smell around him.

Should he attack? Stay away? Or…

Zhong Chengshuo felt as if countless small fireworks had exploded in his brain. It was like the light flick of a goldfish’s tail. The feeling wasn’t intense, but it lasted forever.

It was just lips meeting. In the past, Zhong Chengshuo didn’t understand this intimate way of “feeding organs sticking together*”. Now the burning heat of swallowing each other made him dizzy.

*It’s a euphemism for kissing. Feeding organs is referring to your mouth.

Seeing the two of them being sticky, the hazy black shadow on the phone made a weak grunt. Zhong Chengshuo naturally couldn’t see the changes on the phone, but he could hear the complaining “Woof woof”.

Zhong Chengshuo instantly recovered a bit of clarity.

“Mr. Lu… Just now… Um—”

No, the two strikes he made just now definitely weren’t enough to remove the negative effects. Yin Ren had just changed from an “irrational approach” to a “relatively restrained approach”.

Thus, Zhong Chengshuo tried to continue, “Tell me, Yin Ren. He just… Huh?!”

Yin Ren didn’t give him a chance to speak.

He didn’t close his eyes, so the pair of red pupils shimmered. He pressed his soft lips further, accompanied by slightly sharp teeth, giving Zhong Chengshuo a strange sensation. The tips of the teeth gently moved with just the right amount of pressure, bringing a slight sourness and softness. Strands of hair carefully surrounded Zhong Chengshuo as they swayed gently.

Yin Ren kissed awkwardly but firmly. His hands tightly hooked the nylon strap on Zhong Chengshuo’s chest.

The two maintained a seemingly uncomfortable distance, but Zhong Chengshuo no longer struggled. He raised his hand and slowly lowered it, then tentatively raised it again.

His fingertips pressed on Yin Ren’s shoulder, touching the fabric soaked in body heat, then they slid down to Yin Ren’s arm, probing back.

They slowly tightened and finally turned into an embrace.

Zhong Chengshuo tried to concentrate with his remaining rationality. He firmly gripped Dog Thing and continued the “attack” just now. This time, however, the “blade” slid against Yin Ren’s back.

It was like he was teasing but also dissecting.

In the world that was invisible to Zhong Chengshuo, the dark shadow on the phone tentatively squirmed, peeling off the “white monsters” on Yin Ren’s body little by little. Their fragments were as light as willow flakes, swaying and falling around the two of them.

The remaining little monsters may have noticed the existence of Dog Thing and retreated like the tide, beginning to crawl away from Yin Ren’s body.

The brilliance in Yin Ren’s eyes was returning, but his kiss didn’t become lighter but instead got heavier. Zhong Chengshuo’s lips felt some pain. His teeth were pried open, and the other party’s breath was pierced directly into him with a sweet, bloody aura.

A warm and lingering strange touch.

That weird alert reappeared, but he wanted to continue this hair-raising contact. Zhong Chengshuo took a compromising approach—he exerted force from his waist and legs, his arms twisted, and he pressed the Yin Ren to the ground, so that he could free himself at any time.

Under the light impact, the two of them knocked their teeth slightly, and the bloody aura became a bit stronger.

Amidst the faint blood, they kissed each other quietly and jerkily.

Zhong Chengshuo had never felt this way before. He even forgot the nature of the “ground” under him. His heart was beating wildly because of the tension, and his spirit was frozen on the feelings of his lips.

When Yin Ren pushed back, the sky spun around, and the two of them flipped. Zhong Chengshuo had his back on the ground, and he reflexively tried to get up, but black hair had wrapped around his ankles.

There weren’t many strands of hair, so he could tear them off by force, and there was an opening in the left side, so he could easily escape with some force.

However, Zhong Chengshuo didn’t move.

Every nerve of his was tense. Instinct prompted him to avoid. Curiosity forced him to continue. Attraction and vigilance, safety and danger, survival and death; the junction between them was so blurred and was twisted into a weird and strong excitement.

Yin Ren’s kiss gradually changed flavor.

The kiss slowly moved; first to his slightly cool lips, then to his chin.

At a certain moment, the heat on his cheeks suddenly disappeared. The evil tilted its head slightly; its warm breath flowing down his skin, and quickly stopped at Zhong Chengshuo’s throat.

Yin Ren’s sharp teeth gently pressed against the skin, making him feel a little itchy. The itching in his throat ignited his nerves and penetrated all the way into his bones.

Zhong Chengshuo’s mouth was finally free. He knew what he should say, but his vocal cords didn’t listen. All he could do was move his right hand and squeeze the back of Yin Ren’s neck, not too lightly nor heavily, with a bit of warning force.

As if awakened, Yin Ren’s biting abruptly stopped.

The tip of Yin Ren’s nose rubbed against Zhong Chengshuo’s Adam’s apple. His breathing completely stopped, but his heartbeat was too fast to be normal. In his dim vision, Zhong Chengshuo could only see Yin Ren’s black hair scattered all over the ground. Yin Ren’s grasp on him loosened, and there was a vague sound in his throat as if he were struggling.

Zhong Chengshuo pursed his lips instinctively and tasted the warm and slightly salty liquid.

There were no wounds on his lips. This was Yin Ren’s blood.

“Yin Ren.”

It was a pity that before he had time to continue, an excited voice exploded in his ears.

“Hey, hey, hey?” Lu Xiaohe cried happily. “Can you hear me? Can you hear me?”

Zhong Chengshuo sighed, continuing to let Yin Ren stick to his body. He just laid on the ground like this and replied solemnly, “I can.”

“Where’s Yin Ren?”

“Here, here.”

Yin Ren shook his head. He felt a little dizzy as he silently propped up his body.

He tied up his scattered hair, took Dog Thing from Zhong Chengshuo’s hand, and pinched Yellow Millet from the gap between the nylon straps—while the two had kissed passionately, this thing shrank itself into the size of a peanut, pretending to be air as it clung to the nylon belt buckle.

Lord Ghost King maintained the posture of sitting on Zhong Chengshuo’s waist and abdomen while holding his phone as he looked around.

“Ahhh… Don’t want to die… Ahhh…” The little monsters hugged the fragments of their bodies and huddled together on the edge of Zhong Chengshuo’s seal, tremblingly.

It seemed that it no longer had a desire to fight.

Yin Ren lowered his head and looked at Dog Thing again. The blurred black shadow on the phone had disappeared, and only [Evil Force, Evil Force, Evil Force] was frantically swiping on the screen.

He absent-mindedly replied, “Wait until we get home.”

“I rebuilt the contact line, hehe.” In the headset, Lu Xiaohe was completely unaware of the situation. Her joy was palpable. “When you’re active again, I can calculate the space map!”

“Okay.” Yin Ren coughed twice.

Zhong Chengshuo had been staring at the wound on his lower lip. Yin Ren hurriedly withdrew the blood and healed the wound.

Lu Xiaohe continued enthusiastically, “…The two of your reactions are too cold. Can’t you be happier? Speaking of Xiao Zhong, you should be able to guess the winning condition of this competition.”

Zhong Chengshuo finally looked away and glanced at the dark corpse cavity not far away. “Yes.”

In fact, Yin Ren also had a rough guess in his heart.

Shian threw them here by surprise without giving any background information or hints, which was typical of a skirmish arrangement.

There was only one way out of this “skirmish”, and that was to survive. Considering that Shian wouldn’t really kill them, as long as they could escape, the competition could end.

…But that was just the “end of the competition”.

“According to my guess, this is a free scoring competition. ‘Getting out’ is only considered a pass. There are other performance factors to consider, including—escape time, escape method, physical and mental condition, and any important performance.”

Just in case, Lu Xiaohe enthusiastically explained.

“The fewer the rules, the more things you need to judge for yourself. It’s best not to wander around like a headless fly. Even if there’s no monitoring here, basic location tracking and evil qi detection are indispensable.”

Making sure that those little monsters had no intention of approaching, Yin Ren put Dog Thing away. “We know.”

Zhong Chengshuo looked at him intently, to which Yin Ren tried to avoid his gaze for the first time.

It wasn’t like it was a big deal to sit on his lover’s stomach, since he did it all the time, but when Yin Ren tried to stand up, Zhong Chengshuo grabbed his wrist.

Zhong Chengshuo looked at Yin Ren persistently as he responded smoothly, “Lu Jie, give me your location. Let’s meet up.”

“No,” Lu Xiaohe answered crisply.

“As the rear commander, I have to give priority to collecting intelligence and directing combat forces to escape. If I run around, the efficiency will be seriously reduced… My guess is that if I escape first, my points will be deducted.”

“Understood.” Zhong Chengshuo replied perfunctorily.

Yin Ren hummed approvingly. Lu Xiaohe’s judgment was correct. She had no combat ability, and “prioritizing self-protection” and “supporting the combatants” should indeed be her priorities.

Just like now, “stand up from Zhong Chengshuo” was what he should be doing. Yin Ren shook the wrist that was grabbed by Zhong Chengshuo, but the man still held it tightly and insisted on using it as a cushion.

Zhong Chengshuo said, “Explore the surrounding situation first and contact us later.”

“Hey, hey. Wait a minute. We can still chat casually for a while—” Comrade Lu Xiaohe understood, but in this hellish place, it was good to have a living person to chat with.

“We need a ‘two-person world’,” Zhong Chengshuo replied solemnly.

“Xiao Zhong, do you know that Shian can also hear our communication?”

“Then Yin Ren and I have some personal issues that need to be dealt with.”

“…Okay, you guys deal with it first.” Lu Xiaohe squeezed out a response between her teeth.

She knew those two little rabbits… Those big brats were unreliable. Lu Xiaohe turned grief and anger into strength and began to search for Ge Tingting and Huang Jin, who were farther away.

And the two big brats were facing each other in a not-so-graceful posture.

“I should have picked a clean place to kiss you. I was wrong. I’m sorry,” Yin Ren said uncomfortably. “There’s also good news. Dog Thing is quite good, so those things won’t approach again.”

As for Zhong Chengshuo, Yin Ren suspected that even if this person was covered in layers of paste, his emotions probably wouldn’t be affected.

“The problem isn’t the kissing. I like your kiss very much.”

Zhong Chengshuo pointed to his throat, and there was still a light red mark on his skin.

“I just want to know, why did you bite me just now? Your state isn’t right.”

Yin Ren inwardly twisted.

If this was switched to someone else, he might be able to get away with this problem without getting caught. Unfortunately, Comrade Xiao Zhong didn’t know what euphemism was. After they started dating, instead of making progress, this person became even more candid, which was a bit scary.

“I just had the urge to ‘swallow you’.”

Yin Ren forced himself to withdraw his gaze and looked directly into Zhong Chengshuo’s eyes.

“Swallow you down and combine us into one so we’ll never have to separate again… It’s just a thought similar to a person being under the influence and ‘wanting to beat his boss’. I just took a bite, and I definitely don’t have any intention of putting it into practice!”

Lord Ghost King showed all his sincerity as he spoke at his fastest speed to explain.

However, it was similar to what he thought. In face of such a shocking statement, Zhong Chengshuo simply let out a sigh.

“Then why didn’t you bite all the way?” Zhong Chengshuo continued to ask with interest.

Yin Ren looked at this person in shock. “Don’t you think such a thought is too perverted? I definitely don’t really want to hurt you.”

Although he did feel that this impulse came a bit weird.

As a sunny and sound evil, Yin Ren had never had such thoughts before. When thinking about the difference in lifespan, he only thought about how to keep this person “scientifically”. Even if he was affected by deep “attachment”, he controlled it very well, turning the emotion that was magnified thousands of times into a kiss.

But not long ago, the moment he kissed Zhong Chengshuo, this aggressive thought came down from the sky and rolled around in Yin Ren’s mind.

“In other words, this is the first time you have the idea of ‘obviously like it but want to hurt me’.” Zhong Chengshuo objectively summarized, as if it wasn’t himself who was almost nibbled on.

“That being said…”

Yin Ren was a little confused. He didn’t understand what Zhong Chengshuo wanted to express. It seemed that his person didn’t plan to make trouble with him at this point, right?

“If such an idea appears in the future, can you tell me directly? Just treat it as an evil thing to observe.” Zhong Chengshuo loosened his grip on Yin Ren’s wrist.

Then he took out a hard-cover book and, in front of Yin Ren, wrote down several lines.

Yin Ren: “……”

Got it. So you created a special journal for observing biology, right?

But as the one who acted first, he couldn’t say a word of refusal.

After he finished writing, Zhong Chengshuo seemed to be aware of something and turned his gaze to Yin Ren again. “It’s okay. I really don’t mind… I’m going to release the spirit weapons. Are you sure you won’t get caught again?”

“Sure.” Yin Ren covered the surface of his body with a layer of evil qi that was almost solid, which could be considered an anti-monster cream.

With a bang, Zhong Chengshuo’s “sealed fish tank” shattered.

The white monsters saw that there was nothing to gain. Sobbing, they burrowed back into the carrion and ran away. Yin Ren scratched his head vigorously to calm down from his trance.

“Sorry, it seems like I need to be more serious.” He stretched his muscles.

It seemed that this game couldn’t be easily handled. Fu Xingchuan had thrown these weird techniques and unknown monsters in front of him, so he had to show a serious attitude. They would have to mix in with Shian in the future, so they obviously couldn’t be too lazy.


Zhong Chengshuo nodded solemnly. His lips were slightly red and swollen. Coupled with that handsome and wistful face, there was a subtle attraction.

Yin Ren couldn’t help but take out Dog Thing again and took preventive measures by patting the dead corners of his T-shirt.

Just when the two of them had sorted out their clothes and were ready to leave—

“…Xiao Yin…” A dry and shocked voice floated out of the dark cavity. “You two… Why are you two…”

Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo: “……”

Oh right, Fierce Ghost Grandpa Lu was still there.

Lord Ghost King silently raised his hand and slowly covered his face.


It was rare that Wei Huaqian wasn’t in the dim underground headquarters of Sunken Society.

He was staying on the top floor of a luxury hotel in Haigu. The rooms here were famous for their excellent views. Looking out from the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, the central park in Haigu was lush and green, and the city was surrounded by mountains with gently undulating peaks. The Shian building stood not far away, like a nail that couldn’t be pounded in, which was a bit unsightly.

Wei Huaqian picked up a piece of stewed and soft fish lips and chewed absentmindedly.

His phone was on speaker and was placed on the edge of the table.

“…What I just said is exactly what Mr. Qiu meant.”

A gentle female voice echoed in the empty room, as standard as the customer service voice of a listed company.

Wei Huaqian didn’t answer immediately. He took out a napkin and wiped his mouth slowly, then swallowed a sip of wine. As soon as his Adam’s apple bobbed, it took a full half a minute before he spoke.

“What does Mr. Qiu mean?”

Wei Huaqian turned the glass of wine with his fingers.

“Shooting the Charon I want to cultivate is Mr. Qiu’s intention. It was Ms. Qi’s intention to destroy our research in Gengsheng Town. Twice—twice in a row—as ‘collaborators’, you have caused us extremely heavy losses.”

“Now there’s no shadow of the next Charon ability user and the research materials in Gengsheng Town are also cognitively polluted. We can’t make another imitation—isn’t this funny? As the leader of thousands of years of research, no one ever knows the name of the ‘Imitation’.”

The only good thing may be that this cognitive pollution applies equally to all beings. Sunken Society may not be able to read it, but that same applies to Shian as well… Mr. Qiu’s gang could provide a large number of sources of Evil Force, so it wasn’t surprising to have such special ability.

Unfortunately, Wei Huaqian wanted to be more cautious, but these guys went too far. Taking such a big loss and not saying a word wasn’t the style of Sunken Society.

After listening to what he said, there was no sound on the other side of the line. He couldn’t even hear the sound of breathing.

Wei Huaqian took another sip of wine, then spoke with a little more coldness in his voice.

“You provide stable Evil Force corruption, and we share the human data of those corrupted to you. This was supposed to be a fair trade, but now it seems that you have interfered too much.”

“…So this time, we came to greet you in advance.”

Ten seconds later, the woman on the other line spoke as if nothing had happened; her voice was still gentle like before.

“Mr. Qiu decided to test those two little people, and they happen to be the object of your attention. The fact that we informed you in advance is also a kind of sincerity on our side, don’t you think?”

We Huaqian looked at the sunny city outside the floor-to-ceiling window and snorted.

“You want to start with Zhong Chengshuo and Yin Ren…”

Now he could be sure that those two boys were definitely not so simple.

Those two had received a lot of “attention”, so Shian must be aware of this. The Haigu branch suddenly participated in a joint exercise competition, and the venue was at the Fu residence. Not to mention, the C-level investigation team didn’t even leave the yard of the Fu family.

That old weasel Fu Xingchuan most likely used the Corpse Cage inherited from the Fu family.

In this regard, Sunken Society had no choice but to quietly wait for the next opportunity.

This was almost a public statement—”Sunken Society has continued to keep an eye on those two, and it’s not just a momentary impulse. The purpose of the attention isn’t so urgent that we will take risks.” Even Fu Xingchuan should know these two points.

Wei Huaqian stared at the delicious soup in the exquisite porcelain bowl as the spoon stirred out sticky bubbles.

After they popped one by one, Wei Huaqian hummed.

“Your Mr. Qiu wants to play, and I can’t stop him, nor do I want to. We only have one request—when he’s ‘playing’, it’s best to show his name in disguise so as to save Shian the trouble of looking for us.”

It would be best if Shian could also catch these guys with some small clues. Wei Huaqian thought this maliciously despite being collaborators.

He had been curious about these strange “suppliers” for a long time.

“We will.” There was a hint of laughter in the gentle female voice. “This was originally our unilateral action.”

“I’m still a little curious, and I hope you can answer,” Wei Huaqian said.

“How do you plan to break through the ‘Corpse Cage’? Given Shian’s personality, the Corpse Cage will definitely be placed in a closed underground room, with several experts guarding it. Not to mention the Fu family itself has various protection techniques that have been passed down for thousands of years, including the immortal old man Fu Wuya sitting in command.”

For generations, the Fu family had sat on the top levels of Huajisi, and their status in the metaphysical world wasn’t low. The Fu residence could be considered the alternate headquarters. For thousands of years, Sunken Society had used countless means but failed to penetrate it. In modern times, Sunken Society gave up on this hard-to-chew bone.

To break through the defense of the Fu family, one would need a Charon ability user who could shuttle through space, which the mysterious “supplier” might possess. Together with those unknown sources of Evil Force pollution, the opportunity was quite tempting.

If these people were restrained by Shian and revealed their true colors, there was no telling how much Sunken Society would be able to swallow up…

“Hehe, trade secrets.”

The gentle female voice responded; the smile in her tone was obvious this time.

“Like you said, this is a fair deal. Please don’t interfere too much, Mr. Wei.”

The call hung up.

Wei Huaqian sneered and flipped his phone over. He pulled out the laptop that was placed on the table and clicked into a certain folder. Inside were photos of Zhong Chengshuo and Yin Ren, tightly packed.


He looked at them for a moment and narrowed his eyes.

On the screen was a photo of Zhong Chengshuo and Yin Ren. When they were photographed, the two of them were shopping and eating at the night market. Yin Ren was stuffing a spoonful of coconut jelly into Zhong Chengshuo’s mouth while half a spoon was in his mouth.

The surveillance was too far away, so the picture was blurry, but it couldn’t cover the intimacy between the two of them.

Wei Huaqian’s wrinkled fingers tapped on the screen and scratched around the two men’s brows.

“Is this a ‘romantic relationship’? That’s a pleasant surprise… I hope Mr. Qiu can drive them crazy. The crazier, the better.”


“I’m really going crazy,” Yin Ren said.

It was past 1 p.m. and he hadn’t eaten lunch yet.

Even a Ghost King had no habit of eating human carrion. After wiping his hand thoroughly with alcohol, Zhong Chengshuo chewed on a compressed biscuit as if nothing had happened, with the aura of eating a regular diet even at the end of the world.

But Yin Ren didn’t want to eat that kind of dry stuff. He held his beloved chocolate chip package and didn’t know whether to open it or not.

He also didn’t want his previous memories to be tarnished by the rancid smell.

Especially after they had passed the fifth hurdles of beetle and the six general of maggots, Yin Ren decided to keep his mouth shut and maintain the noble character that a ferocious evil should have–the Resentment Basket could be eaten, and bad tributes as well, but not bugs; absolutely not.

“Is the map still not ready?” Yin Ren asked Lu Xiaohe pitifully.

“You two are done with your own world” Lu Xiaohe dragged her tone.

Yin Ren: “It’s still not finished. It’s going to take years.”

Lu Xiaohe: “……”

Mental abuse on teammates was prohibited.

She coughed frantically. “I was dropped in the lungs, and you guys are near the heart. As long as you move in a general direction, you should be able to enter the esophagus smoothly.”

There was another clacking of keyboard sound in the headset.

“I just confirmed the location of Huang Jin and Ge Tingting. The two of them ran near the kidney, and there are other Shian signals around them. They’re probably acting with people from other branches and want to escape from here. Theoretically, it’s faster going through the intestines…”

Yin Ren sympathized with the two in his heart for a few seconds.

“The specific situation is sent to your phone,” Lu Xiaohe said. “I’m going to enjoy my one-person world. Bye bye.”

She hung up the call aggressively.

Yin Ren laughed. In such a weird and terrifying environment, Lu Xiaohe could still maintain a relaxed conversation state. It had to be said that this young girl had astounding potential as the rear commander.

“Ahhhh… wuwu…”

Not far away, there was another low whimper.

Again? Yin Ren added several layers of thick evil qi to his body.

This time, Zhong Chengshuo also stopped.

“Someone is crying,” he said firmly, with a hint of excitement on his face.

The corner of Yin Ren’s mouth twitched.

“Someone crying in the wilderness” and “Someone crying inside a carrion” were completely strange in two orders of magnitude. Seeing Zhong Chengshuo’s subconscious reaction, this person really didn’t feel any fear at all.

“Wuwu…. Wuwu…”

The faint crying continued, and there were more little white monsters nearby. Yin Ren had already sent Lu Tanfei away, so he used a levitation spell and moved together with Zhong Chengshuo.

“Wuwu… I want to go home. I miss my parents…” A somewhat hoarse female voice sobbed. “Luoluo, can we stop comparing? I’m so homesick…”

“Come on, have another bite! Mmm. It’s very good!” Another energetic female voice encouraged. “When we run out, you can ask for leave to go home to see your parents and I’ll go with you—”

“Mm… I want to go home… I really want to go home…”

Yin Ren made a gesture to Zhong Chengshuo and floated around the corner like a ghost.

Not far away, in the empty meat cavity, Luo Wanxiang and Sang Jie were waiting. Several mechanical rods surrounded a tight laser net, and the two girls were eating lunch inside.

To be precise, it was Lu Wanxiang who was feeding Sang Jie. Although the latter was full of tears, she didn’t stop waving the bone staff in her hand. Behind the two girls, about six fierce ghosts were brutally attacking the Yandu group without mercy.

There were also many white monsters lying on Sang Jie’s traditional outfit. She probably took some remedial measures, as there weren’t too many monsters that gathered on her body.

However, the price wasn’t small. Their faces were covered in grime, and they looked quite tired. Judging by the number of insect corpses nearby, they should have been trapped here for a while.

Yin Ren shrank his head—it seemed that everyone’s performance of being crushed by “attachment” was different. Sang Jie’s performance was “extremely negative”. In comparison, his reaction of “gnawing on Zhong Chengshuo” seemed quite alright.

For now, “not being favored by the white monsters” wasn’t entirely due to Zhong Chengshuo’s physical condition. The impact on the science post was indeed smaller.

“Hey, there’s a Shian signal response near you. They are probably people from the other branches.”

Lu Xiaohe’s vague voice suddenly came out. She had taken advantage of carrying a large luggage and was able to bring many things. It sounded like she was chewing on some delicious meat products.

“I don’t know the specific situation. It’s up to you to judge whether you want to act together or not.”

Yin Ren turned his head knowingly. “Zhong…”

Zhong Chengshuo was floating crossed-legged, folding the empty compressed biscuit bag into small pieces. He ignored the fact that he was inside a corpse and took out a small bag with “trash” printed on it, carefully packing the trash and putting it back into his backpack. His posture was so upright that he looked like a primary school student on a spring outing.

Yin Ren cleared his throat amusingly. “Do you want to act together?”

“What do you think?” Zhong Chengshuo asked a little jerkily.

They were in an advantageous situation, and acting together wasn’t much different from “rescuing your opponent”. Logically speaking, this may score them points, and they may lose points for “not actively cooperating”.

There were pros and cons, so it was difficult to choose. Out of confidentiality considerations, Zhong Chengshuo would mercilessly choose to act alone, but…

“Let’s go together,” Yin Ren whispered. “If it’s really a skirmish, it’s never wrong to unite all fighting forces.”

“And they all have very strong combat capabilities. If I put in more effort, you can use this to conserve your strength.”

Seeing Zhong Chengshuo’s surprised expression, Yin Ren was also shocked. “You haven’t thought you can be lazy, have you?”

“Nn.” King Yama, who was used to acting alone, hesitated for a while and slowly turned his head.

Yin Ren’s expression twisted for a bit before settling on a “disappointed” look.


While the two of them were fooling around, there was a very light sound in the shadows.

Yin Ren grabbed Zhong Chengshuo and flew up abruptly. A cobweb-like white net exploded nearby, and a small mechanical ball spun rapidly, with a small red light flashing in the darkness.

“Which branch’s friend? Eavesdropping isn’t good behavior. Warning! Warning!”

A rigid mechanical sound came from the small ball.

Despite their efforts to suppress their aura, they were still discovered? Yin Ren cleared his throat, intending to speak up…

“Meow meow meow!!!” There was a sharp cat cry full of displeasure that came from the net. “What the hell. My fur is all dirty—!”

Yin Ren slowly shifted his gaze and spotted Dr. Cat struggling frantically within the net. The cat was making human-like sounds and clawing at the net with all its might. To be honest, Machinist Luo Wanxiang didn’t use too much force when setting up the net, so it wasn’t really a threat to humans. However, for a cat, the difficulty was on another level.

Luo Wanxiang obviously realized this too, so she hurriedly got up to make amends.

Before her hand could touch Dr. Cat, the black cat was picked up by the nape of its neck and held in his hand.

“Miss Luo, Miss Sang Jie, and Mr. Meiqiu.”

Yin Ren smiled and removed the net from the black cat.

“Do you want to act together?”

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Evil As Humans Ch124

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 124: Goldfish

A bright red goldfish was floating in the water.

The young Zhong Chengshuo was lying in front of the fish tank, staring at the goldfish sinking to the bottom. Its tail had a beautiful arc that scattered in the water like a red veil. Through the cold glass, it seemed to be floating in another world.

It was dying.

He didn’t know why it didn’t eat much. Zhong Chengshuo watched as it weakened little by little, and its dull fish eyes stared at the outside world without blinking, avoiding his gaze.

In the round fish tank, the beautiful tail slowly loosened. Zhong Chengshuo stretched out his hand and lightly touched the surface of the water. He thought for a while, then drew his hand back again.

There was nothing he could do.

His adoptive parents were busy and wouldn’t have time to accompany him to see a vet for the goldfish.

This goldfish didn’t show any typical symptoms; it just went on a hunger strike for no reason. They hadn’t kept it for long, so there weren’t any deep feelings for it. Even if they took it to the hospital, the cost of seeing a vet wasn’t as good as just buying another one.

The fish had no expression and wouldn’t make noise. Zhong Chengshuo liked it, which meant he didn’t have to worry about reacting to the goldfish. If possible, he hoped it could live a little longer.

But if it couldn’t, it didn’t matter.

He stared at the fish quietly, watching it die. At the end of countless inferences, its fate was already predetermined.

‘This was the “most reasonable” development,’ Zhong Chengshuo thought calmly.

In the end, Zhong Chengshuo grabbed the beautiful tail and threw the fish in the trash can. It was colder than when it was alive.

The lid of the trash can closed, and it was filled with odor and darkness, just like at this moment…

Zhong Chengshuo threw out more than a dozen fine needles again. This was his last inventory—since this was an official competition of Shian, he didn’t bring the Evil Fruit, and he didn’t carry any high-end spirit weapons with him.

He only brought some medium-sized goods for defense.

The thin needles stacked on the first wave of long red threads. The gaps between the red threads began to slowly produce transparent diaphragms, which intersected and fused with each other, with a texture somewhat like glass.

In the corrupted, dark flesh cavity, a deformed, rough “glass fish tank” appeared.

Watching the battle, Lu Tanfei let out a “huh”—this time it wasn’t just the evil qi that was sealed, but the little monsters whispering outside could no longer enter the internal space. The two of them were completely isolated from the world, and their aura seemed to have disappeared.

“Xiao Zhong, why are you locking yourself in?” Lu Tanfei said anxiously. “It’s hard to…”

“I can’t stop Yin Ren. Right now, Yin Ren is interested in me, so he won’t run around.”

Zhong Chengshuo took out a lighter from his pocket and clicked it. Cyan flame jumped in the darkness.

As the flame waved and shook, the spirit weapon needles moved at the sound, and the red ropes intertwined again. This time, they returned to their respective positions, and the “glass fish tank” became incomparably neat, as if it had obviously been calculated with precision.

The cyan firelight was reflected in Yin Ren’s red eyes, turning into a little shimmer.


Yin Ren let out a long sigh from his throat.

His head wasn’t a mess, but the attachment was so huge that he couldn’t think smoothly.

In the Archive, he used his mental strength to resist the corruption of the Evil Force… However, this time, the abnormality broke out precisely inside his mind, and it was the first time he had dealt with this situation.

No wonder this kind of underworld competition venue was created… No wonder all the “No. 1’s” of Shian’s three occupations were present… This kid, Fu Xingchuan, was quite tough…

Yin Ren desperately wanted to stop, but his legs automatically walked towards Zhong Chengshuo.

One step, then another.

His “attachment” to Zhong Chengshuo had magnified hundreds of times, and the other party’s vivid state made him unable to look away. Just as a person who was about to die of thirst saw water or a person who hadn’t slept for five nights saw a bed, it was an irresistible desire.

Fortunately, no matter how crazy Fu Xingchuan was, he wouldn’t let his own residence blow up… The space here was distorted, which provided a natural protective barrier, so the Evil Force had little impact on the outside world. Minister Fu probably had backup…

Zhong Chengshuo’s head was always clear. If he sensed any risks, he would surely escape…

Immediately afterwards, Yin Ren saw the cyan light of fire, as well as the three-dimensional seal array all around.

Zhong Chengshuo also sealed himself inside the array.

Lord Ghost King’s trance was instantly dispersed by several points. This was the second time that the smart person chose the dumbest path.

Didn’t you say, “I don’t know what to do”?!

The soft white “hyphae” stretched into Yin Ren’s eyes, nose, ears, and mouth, bringing agitation from his heart. Yin Ren forcibly stretched out his hair strands so that they wouldn’t entangle Zhong Chengshuo’s legs. The desire to be close and the idea of protection entangled each other, causing Yin Ren’s vision to blur.

“You can get close to me.” In the dimness, he heard Zhong Chengshuo say.

“No… No…”

Under the huge emotional coercion, his body had long been numb, and he couldn’t control his strength. Even a hug may seriously hurt Zhong Chengshuo.

“You need to vent your emotions.” The cyan light went out as Zhong Chengshuo’s voice echoed in the darkness. “Compared to simply suppressing, you can let go.”

“I… don’t want to…” Yin Ren was still struggling.

Zhong Chengshuo didn’t know how to conceal his concern. This person’s awkwardness had the opposite effect, only causing Yin Ren’s attachment to grow wildly like weeds. A lively person, an unpredictable person, so clumsy and cute… He wanted to keep him forever…

Yin Ren bit his lip. In the dull pain, he stopped the thoughts that were gradually getting out of control.

“It’s okay. I won’t be caught by you. It’s just a normal fight—fighting is the best way to vent.”

Zhong Chengshuo even took a bold step forward.

A surge of hope suddenly rose in Yin Ren’s heart, and he forcibly held onto the burning and chaotic emotions. “Do you have a solution…?”

“No!” Zhong Chengshuo turned on the lights and declared, “We’ll figure it out as we go along.”

Yin Ren: “……” Wow. It’s the familiar behavior of Zhong Chengshuo. At this moment, he really wanted to fight with him.

As the thought crossed his mind, his thinking became clear for a moment. Yin Ren hugged his trace of clarity and let go of the suppression on his legs.

He pounced at Zhong Chengshuo like a leopard.

The latter didn’t use the chain, but strangely flew in place and floated in the air. “Puff puff puff.” Muttering complaints came from behind Zhong Chengshuo—

Yellow Millet, the great Class A-A evil, shrank itself into the size of a backpack at this moment and was tightly bound behind Zhong Chengshuo’s nylon belt. It flew quickly with Zhong Chengshuo and continued to mount in disguise.

Yellow Millet couldn’t suppress Yin Ren, but facing a Ghost King who hadn’t used his full strength, it could still temporarily hide.

The distorted emotions instantly had an outlet.

Yin Ren no longer suppressed his emotions and was immediately relieved. He stepped on the corpse and bounced straight to Zhong Chengshuo.

The latter smiled and passed him again. The two drew fuzzy afterimages in the narrow seal. The two afterimages entangled with each other, almost winding into a ball of thread, but never intersecting.

Lu Tanfei was stunned.

Forget about Yin Ren, but was Zhong Chengshuo really a normal human?

At this speed, humans theoretically couldn’t see anything clearly, let alone react, but Zhong Chengshuo not only reacted in place but even paused from time to time, as if observing something.

Yin Ren’s fingers slid over the fabric around Zhong Chengshuo’s waist, and he flipped while flying at high speed. Zhong Chengshuo flew past him, sticking close to his ear, and the warm breath brushed against Yin Ren’s earlobe.

Zhong Chengshuo’s lower lip grazed over Yin Ren’s hair tips. He gathered his body and swam like a fish in the darkness. When the distance was close enough, he could even feel Yin Ren’s heartbeat—even though it was a corrupt object tainted with death, that lively heartbeat felt like it was pounding in his own chest.

Zhong Chengshuo let go of the baton, and the heavy metal slammed to the ground. He pulled out a few talismans from his pockets to suppress the power of the Evil Force and familiarly clamped the talisman between his fingers.

In the shadows, they were like two fish entangled together. Zhong Chengshuo passed by his side again, and Yin Ren abruptly felt a trace of clarity…

There was an extra talisman posted on his neck to suppress his Evil Force!

Zhong Chengshuo was slowly reducing his mental pressure little by little and freeing up his energy.

Wrists, collarbone, exposed waist.

The warm and moist paper was tightly attached to his skin, like someone’s palm, pushing away those annoying attachments. This was indeed not a solution, and Yin Ren tried to concentrate—this wasn’t “yet” the solution, but…

But as an “accomplice”, they should think together.

They would write down the answers together.

“Zhong Ge… come a few more times.” His voice was almost blown away by the fast-moving wind.

Zhong Chengshuo undoubtedly heard what he said.

“Dog Thing, bite!”

Zhong Chengshuo flew over again. His command was ringing in Yin Ren’s ear.

Zhong Chengshuo opened his eyes slightly. He instantly took off Dog Thing stuck on Yin Ren’s nylon belt, only to see its response viciously bounce on the screen.

[Siren: That’s a weak that I can’t eat!!!]

Zhong Chengshuo said sincerely, “It said those things can’t be eaten.”

“Can’t eat or bite?” Yin Ren hummed with difficulty.

As the same kind, since these weak strange things could survive in this place, so can Dog Thing. Zhong Chengshuo couldn’t see them, but Dog Thing could.

“I’ll give you Evil Force. Hurry up…”

“Woof woof!” Dog Thing barked weakly.

Zhong Chengshuo’s eyes lit up as he gripped Dog Thing like a dagger in his hand and stabbed straight towards Yin Ren. Yin Ren broke through the airflow and, in the almost uncontrollable sticky attachment, opened his arms towards the other.

“Ah… Ah… I don’t want to die…”

The white monster almost covered Yin Ren’s body, and those bud-like eyes kept dropping liquid. Those transparent liquids washed away the dirt brought by the corpse, making it seem like Yin Ren’s body had an extra layer of weird white gauze.

“…I don’t want to part… I don’t want to part…”

Unfortunately, these prayers couldn’t reach Zhong Chengshuo’s ears.

He rushed straight to Yin Ren with an imperative momentum.

With a wave of his right hand, a translucent black shadow appeared from the phone. It bit the monster on Yin Ren’s shoulder with one bite, and after the sound of silk tearing, a large piece of the thick “white monster” on Yin Ren’s shoulder was missing.

They made a sound that was close to sobbing.

“No… No… Don’t…”

“I don’t want to die…”

With tactile feedback of Dog Thing, it was as if Zhong Chengshuo could see those monsters. His hand quickly slashed along Yin Ren’s shoulders to his chest, breaking away most of the white monsters. Yin Ren seemed as if he were peeling off the lower half of his white robe.

The black thing on the phone spat out monster fragments, making exaggerated retching sounds from time to time.

Half of the monsters on his body were lifted off, and Yin Ren was able to finally breathe smoothly.

Seeing that those red eyes had some focus, Zhong Chengshuo slowly breathed a sigh of relief, and for the first time, he slowed down his flight speed. The clothes on his back were already drenched in sweat. However, before Zhong Chengshuo could speak, one hand suddenly grabbed the nylon strap on his chest.


Countless strands of hair gently gathered together and hooked Zhong Chengshuo’s waist. Yin Ren’s entire body was close as he pressed the back of Zhong Chengshuo’s head with force.

Zhong Chengshuo’s eyes widened in surprise…

Unlike that firm strength, Yin Ren opened his eyes and gently bit his lips.

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Evil As Humans Ch123

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 123: I Don’t Understand

In the ancient ancestral hall, the huge tree closed its eyes tightly.

The mist lingered, and the air was stagnant. Unlike the outside world, this atmosphere was like an old record, and everything that happened here would leave deep or shallow marks.

For instance, the conversation that occurred not long ago.

“Fu Xingchuan.” Fu Wuya called out to his many generations great-grandson. “I know what you’re thinking, but my corpse cage technique isn’t that simple. There are things…”

“There are ‘those things’ that exude Evil Force.”

Fu Xingchuan didn’t look back.

“Minister Jiao also mentioned them… Well, there’s also such creatures in the ‘Archive’ of the mentally ill. I know that they probably belong to the ‘other Side’.”

After all, Fu Wuya was a Charon.

Unlike Jiao Lian, who physically moved around, Elder Fu used his abilities to forcibly merge spaces of “this side” and “the other side”, twisting out a “junction door”. His first door wasn’t big, and it was difficult for people to travel through, but it had the powerful effect of distorting space.

And in this process, there would always be nefarious things from “the other side” who would be attracted to the junction.

These types of nefarious beings were fixed. Not only were they tiny, but they were also pitifully weak. When the corpse cage technique failed, they would instantly dissipate in the air, leaving only a little bit of Evil Force behind.

Fu Xingchuan once donated five corpse cages to Shian for research, but unfortunately, after this thing left the corpse cage, it was unable to survive stably on “this side”, and the research fell into a bottleneck.

“If that evil is really Zhong Yi, perhaps there will be some new discoveries beyond the ordinary.”

Fu Wuya was silent for a while. He stretched out a trembling branch and pressed the mute button on the TV remote control.

“This is a risky move. You may irritate him.” There was a little more unhappiness in Fu Wuya’s voice. “And if that person is really Zhong Yi, your approach is disrespectful…”

“Disrespectful? I don’t think so.”

Fu Xingchuan still didn’t look back. He scratched the back of his head, and the tassel earring on his ear swayed with his movements.

“Those little things aren’t destructive. We have tried them ourselves. The game’s design isn’t only for him. If something goes wrong, we can immediately intervene… It’s better than going into a serious battle.”

“If he is really Zhong Yi, at most he will dislike me and won’t spread his hostility to Shian as a whole.”

Fu Xingchuan didn’t go on.

As the former leader of Huajisi and as a thousand-year-old fox, Fu Wuya understood the implications behind these words.

Thinking that Unit 9 had been in the Archive, let alone Fu Xingchuan, Fu Wuya was a little nervous—ordinary metaphysicians would at most experience a short-term psychological trauma when they came into contact with those things. As Yin Ren was a powerful evil, god knew what kind of special reaction he would have.

The unknown in battle was the worst. Commuting to and from work with a nuclear bomb wasn’t scary; the scary thing was when this nuclear bomb exploded as soon as it was touched.

It was hard to say if Shian could prevent Yin Ren from being exposed to “unknown creatures” from Sunken Society, so it was better to give him a “vaccine” in a controlled environment and see his possible reaction in advance.

Whether it was a physical response or an emotional response, they would all become valuable basis for judgment…

Judging whether they could have a “deep cooperation”.


He understood the truth, but still, it could be Zhong Yi. Fu Wuya ended his memories and maintained the corpse cage technique in melancholy.

“Ancestors forgive me. Ancestors bless me…” The evil tree muttered as its branches dug circles on the nearby stone wall.

Perhaps it was his illusion, but Fu Wuya felt that since Fu Xingchuan knew his remaining lifespan, his temperament was that of a dead pig not afraid of boiling water*.

*Refers to someone who has no fear and isn’t afraid of danger or consequences.

At the same time, in the ground floor of the Fu family’s main house.

Zhong Chengshuo fiddled with the talisman buttoned on his clothes, and the levitation technique suddenly failed. He landed on the ground, bent his back, and looked warily at Yin Ren.

Yin Ren’s state wasn’t right.

The Evil Force detector on Zhong Chengshuo’s body didn’t show a warning that this person was out of control, but Zhong Chengshuo could see that Yin Ren was in a trance. His eyes were staring straight at him with no inner light.


…By what?

Zhong Chengshuo quickly made a decision. He abandoned his excess luggage and bounced out like a beast. While Yin Ren was still in a daze, he grabbed Yin Ren’s phone that he was holding.

Zhong Chengshuo decisively launched the Coffin Nail app and turned on the voice call mode.

“Yin Ren’s state isn’t right. Lu Tanfei, are you still there?”

Zhong Chengshuo tightly fixed Dog Thing to his nylon belt pocket and pulled down Yellow Millet.

As a competent old cushion, Yellow Millet immediately noticed something was wrong with Yin Ren. It allowed itself to be pinched by Zhong Chengshuo without making a sound.

“Lu Tanfei, please answer if you can hear me.” Zhong Chengshuo raised his voice.

“…Sss…Sss… I can hear… Sorry, I’m not familiar using voice…”

An old man’s hoarse reply came from the phone.

Zhong Chengshuo sighed with relief. Sure enough, this thing could turn what he couldn’t see into visible text messages, and it could do the same with sound.

“What happened to Yin Ren?”

“I don’t know, but there are a lot of strange things on the ground… The aura isn’t like an evil being. They look like white silk everywhere, and their eyes are like flower buds. They keep repeating, ‘I don’t want to die’, ‘Someone is waiting for me’… What are these things? What should I do?”

The old man sounded at a loss.

In the shaking light, Zhong Chengshuo looked at Yin Ren, who was stumbling towards him, and took a few steps back.

In the thick darkness, those eyes were dazzling. It was just that there was no will to fight or malice in them—only a strong sense of powerlessness.

“They—they have entangled Xiao Yin’s feet and are still climbing up!” On the phone, Grandpa Lu was broadcasting in real time.

Zhong Chengshuo lowered his gaze. He swept the light across but found nothing on Yin Ren’s smooth ankle.

…It was still a bit troubling that he couldn’t see.

Zhong Chengshuo whisked his hand to the back pocket of his waist. Hearing two clicks, a folding baton engraved with runes appeared in his hand. A chain hung from the end of the baton, and the metal grip on the chain dangled slightly.

This was the gentlest weapon he wielded.

“Yin Ren!” Zhong Chengshuo tried to awaken his lover. “Yin Ren, can you hear me?”

However, Yin Ren’s gaze became more lax, and his breathing gradually became chaotic. He looked up and down at Zhong Chengshuo, whose back was drenched in sweat.

Hearing Zhong Chengshuo’s call, his steps paused a little. Unfortunately, in the next second, his hands stretched out together and reached for Zhong Chengshuo. The fingernails on his fingertips had turned an ominous black.

They were surrounded by brownish-red walls of flesh, covered with broken holes of varying sizes. Zhong Chengshuo knew that he could at least make a quick escape by turning his back and hiding in the darkness.

In the face of unknown conditions, fleeing was the most foolproof approach.


King Yama stepped on the dirty corpse with his bare feet, motionless, but he didn’t even bother to be concerned about it.

“It climbed up to his knees, and those little buds are still dripping water… It’s like it’s crying. How scary,” Grandpa Lu said. “Xiao Zhong, do you understand? What should I do?”

“First, find a safe place to hide and continue to report.” Zhong Chengshuo’s entire body tightened as he readied himself to exert force at any moment.

One step. Another step.

Those hands were getting closer to him.

As an evil, Yin Ren could teleport. This slow and struggling way of moving forward should be the result of Yin Ren’s hard struggle.

Yin Ren was still sober.

Zhong Chengshuo reached up with his metal claws and grabbed onto the ceiling, suspending himself in mid-air. Yin Ren’s grasp missed, and he looked up bewilderedly. With a swing of the thin chain, Zhong Chengshuo swung behind Yin Ren.

As soon as he landed, Zhong Chengshuo lowered his center again and assumed a combat posture.

“Zhong Cheng…shuo…”

Yin Ren spoke in a distorted voice. Under the light, those red eyes stared wide without blinking.


Lu Tanfei floated high in the flesh cavity, sending thoughts towards Coffin Nails. “It’s climbing to his waist. It’s climbing to his waist! Xiao Yin is acting like he can’t see anything. It’s terrible!”

“Why…?” Yin Ren was still murmuring. His fingers twitched, and the black hair on the back of his head was about to move.

Zhong Chengshuo was leaning against the wall of flesh. He forced himself to adjust his breathing, and his head was spinning rapidly.

Attacked by the bizarre “non-evil object” and having no perception of the attacker… suddenly becomes extremely confused emotionally and is unable to think properly…

He had seen such symptoms before.

In the Archive, Huang Jin was attacked by a fleshy xanthium, and his symptoms were exactly the same as Yin Ren’s. Judging from Huang Jin’s later description, it should be that a certain emotion had been extremely magnified.

But after that, Zhong Chengshuo couldn’t reason any further.

At the beginning, Huang Jin was worried about Ding Lizi, so he could understand that logically, but for Yin Ren… He was someone who deeply understood human emotions.

At this time, if this person were sober, he would explain the source of those emotions with a smile and then come up with a smooth way to resolve them. Yin Ren seemed to have never had serious troubles. What kind of “emotional weakness” did a person who had traveled through hundreds of years have?

Under the extreme amplification of “emotional weakness”, what would Yin Ren do to him?

They had only been dating for a short time, and their relationship was far from the point of death. Some just approached cautiously and tentatively. Zhong Chengshuo couldn’t find any special signs, and there were too many unknowns.

Zhong Chengshuo clenched the baton in his hand. For the first time, he found that the weapon he held was incredibly heavy.

The other party hadn’t released his will to fight yet, so he should escape. He should take precautions… He should…

Some kind of feeling he wasn’t familiar with tied his feet and put a heavy weight on his heart. Logic and instinct were strongly advising him to leave, but Zhong Chengshuo’s legs were firmly nailed to the ground.

In the darkness full of corruption, the surrounding things were soaked in thick, dead air, as if everything no longer existed.

Zhong Chengshuo tried to raise the weapon with his right hand, but his left hand moved first. He grabbed the nylon strap vaguely, but unfortunately, the chocolate chips he had packed in the luggage bag weren’t on him.

He couldn’t even use the old method to appease this person.

“Yin Ren.”

Looking at his lover, who was approaching step by step, Zhong Chengshuo spoke with some confusion.

“I don’t know what to do.”

“I…” Yin Ren spat out his words with difficulty. His red eyes were already muddy. “I don’t want to…”

“I don’t understand,” Zhong Chengshuo said softly.

He couldn’t understand Yin Ren’s abnormality at the moment, just as he didn’t understand why Yin Ren was angry before… He had seen so many works and documents in which people expressed their emotions, but none of them could analyze the heart of a thousand-year-old evil.

“Zhong…” Yin Ren’s hair began to slither on the ground.

Zhong Chengshuo moved.

He held the chain in his mouth and flung his hands. Dozens of long needles pierced in all directions. They extended into red lines and sealed in the small cavity of the flesh. In an instant, the spreading aura was completely sealed off with no overflow.

“Those things are about to completely wrap Xiao Yin!” Lu Tanfei coughed nervously again. “Xiao Zhong, aren’t you invulnerable to ghosts and spirits? Can’t you tear them off?”

“They don’t have a physical body. I can’t do it.”

Zhong Chengshuo stared tightly at Yin Ren and pinched Yellow Millet as if by magic.

“Yellow Millet, I’ll throw you out. Immediately grow bigger and hold Yin Ren back,” Zhong Chengshuo said quickly. “I’ll contact Fu Xingchuan.”

The problem was difficult to solve, so it was “most reasonable” to obtain support as soon as possible.

Yellow Millet let out a grunt as if unafraid of death and turned completely black, like it was simulating closing its eyes. But it waited for a long time and was still held firmly in Zhong Chengshuo’s palm.


Zhong Chengshuo had deformed Yellow Millet’s shape from the pinching.

“If a better solution can’t be found…”

These things appeared here because Shian deliberately did this. He and Yin Ren weren’t contestants in the ordinary sense. If their performance was too bad, Fu Xingchuan would reassess Yin Ren’s danger and stability.

Indeed, the danger of “Yin Ren”.

Zhong Chengshuo froze in place. He suddenly understood where the “difficulty” of his thinking came from.

“I’m only used to thinking about how ‘I’ can get back in one piece… This is the first time I’ve tried thinking about ‘we’.”

The red lines on the long needles flickered as Evil Force rushed back and forth in the narrow space. Yin Ren’s godless red eyes were locked firmly on Zhong Chengshuo, and a vague murmur was coming from his throat.

Zhong Chengshuo stuffed Yellow Millet, who was puffing, back into his pocket. His baton swung in a circle in the shadows, and a dim light flashed across the edge.

“Yin Ren, I’ll come up with a more suitable solution.”

The author has something to say:

I found out that after writing about the cockroach, no one wanted to talk to me anymore!

…The cockroach chapter is over. Really, look at my sincere eyes.

Next, let’s do a little Xiao Zhong vs Xiao Yin——

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Evil As Humans Ch122

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 122: Attachment

Yin Ren felt the remaining Evil Force in the corpse. Something was swimming in the depths of the carrion, exuding a slight hostility. The good news was that it was still far away from them for the time being and obviously didn’t have the ability to act quickly.

…So it had nothing to do with them.

Shian’s idea was good. Whether it was an ordinary creature or a small evil, after everyone “shrank”, the threat wasn’t the same. It was just that 99% of the current seriousness from Lord Ghost King stemmed from “I don’t want to eat in a hellhole like this”.

“We’re in the main vein.”

Zhong Chengshuo carefully observed the remaining “mud” on the wall.

“When looking for our colleagues as we explore, we can figure out the placement of the body and try to find the exit from the esophagus or near the respiratory tract.”

He automatically avoided the option of the “intestine”.

Those medical terms were hard for Yin Ren to understand, but he generally knew what Zhong Chengshuo was saying.

“It’s a pity that we have to be more careful in finding people.” Yin Ren sighed.

Right now, he could only give orders like a ghost master. “Hu Tao, you take Grandpa Lu to look for the living—mainly Lu Xiaohe, Ge Tingting, and Huang Jin. Don’t bother with the others.”

“It’s not over yet?” Hu Tao pulled on her eyelids in despair. “An abandoned amusement park, then an abandoned mine. This time, you finally started to explore an abandoned corpse? Can you adjust to a normal place next time…”

“Find three dolls. I remember.” Lu Tanfei didn’t say much. He was anxious to go back to accompany his grandson. “Hu Jie and I will split up, so it’ll be faster.”


The first one to be found was Lu Xiaohe.

When Lu Tanfei followed her aura, Lu Xiaohe was carrying a bag full of investigation machinery on her back while wearing indoor slippers.

She quickly found a small space where she piled the detection machines crookedly on the dry flesh film. Lu Xiaohe sprayed the surroundings with potions to eliminate the odors and repel insects, then sat crossed-legged and turned on the computer.

She didn’t seem to have the slightest intention of finding a way out, but just explored and searched to her content.

“The distance is only 20 centimeters? …Have we shrunk? Well, the machines can still operate normally, so it’s not shrinking proportionally, and the possibility of space disorder is higher…” She took out a clip from her pocket on her pajamas and clipped her bangs together while muttering, “No wonder the location is still in the Fu residence, but the environment has changed so much.”

In the dim corpse cavity, the shimmer of the screen illuminated her solemn face. For some reason, Lu Tanfei sensed a feeling of déjà vu in this girl.

Lu Xiaohe tapped on the keyboard as she muttered “prize money”.

Suddenly, there was a loud rubbing sound nearby. Something seemed to be crawling from the outside. The machinery in the meat cavity rattled and vibrated, and the stench in the air became more intense.

Lu Xiaohe narrowed her eyes and stopped her fingers.

A dazzling metallic blue was exposed from the gap in the meat cavity, and there were also pitted shadows embedded in it. Saw-toothed and hairy worm legs slid across the shadows, making a clear sound. It stopped suspiciously when passing by Lu Xiaohe, but fortunately, it didn’t do anything.

A huge hard-shelled beetle. Considering the environment here, that thing was probably a species of beetle in the Histeridae family.

Shian’s insect repellent was still useful. Lu Xiaohe solemnly put the spray at hand. Although the original intention of this potion was to get rid of poisonous insects in an unknown environment… using it like this wasn’t bad either.

Lu Xiaohe’s expression didn’t fluctuate.

In view of the inability to communicate with the science post, Lu Tanfei planned to leave. Lu Xiaohe’s mentality was good. Given a certain amount of time, she would certainly contact her teammates directly.

“Prize money… Prize…” Lu Xiaohe stopped suddenly halfway through her words.

Thinking that something unexpected had happened, Lu Tanfei hurriedly turned around.

He saw Lu Xiaohe stretch her body and take out two cans of energy drinks and a mask from the bottom of her backpack. Comrade Lu Xiaohe first drank the drinks, then patted her face and applied the face mask.

“Alright!” Facing darkness in all directions, she cheered herself up.

Lu Tanfei: “……”

Do young people work so hard nowadays that they’re incomprehensible?

Well, it didn’t matter. He would go back and report as soon as possible. As a newly dead ghost, he wanted to maintain his sanity for as long as possible, so he had to maintain a good relationship with the ghost master.

Compared to the conscientious Lu Tanfei, Miss Hu Tao wasn’t so lucky.

She did run to a place with a strong living aura, but before her feet stood still, her body was bound by a paper chain…

“A ghost.” Fu Tianyi’s face was pale.

His pajamas were dirty, his slightly long hair was scattered, and he wasn’t wearing a mask. However, as a ghost, Hu Tao was able to see through the darkness. She saw a handsome young man with a human face on the other side, which made her anger fall from 9 points to 7.

A woman in her 40s or 50s was standing next to this person, but her face wasn’t very good-looking. Only then did Hu Tao see a normal person—it turned out that people would panic if they were suddenly thrown into such a place.

She almost forgot.

“Let me go. I’m a registered ghost of Shian!” Hu Tao tried to be reasonable.

“Not a spirit that a shaman can control. From Haigu?” Fu Tianyi’s voice was a bit hoarse.

Hu Tao: “I’m a ghost who was born, raised, and died in Haigu. I have a registered ghost ID number. Where’s your rear commander? I’m sure they can check it.”

Fu Tianyi’s face became paler. “Unfortunately, they haven’t contacted us yet.”

This was the first time he had lost contact with the rear commander.

“Forget it. I’m not looking for you anyway. Let me go. I have urgent things to do,” Hu Tao said loudly. “Bye bye!”

As soon as her voice fell, the paper chain became scorching hot, causing her to frown.

In the darkness and stench, Hu Tao turned to Fu Tianyi again. She opened her eyes wide, and bloodstains gradually appeared on her body—she gradually returned to her “unfriendly appearance”.

“…What is your intention?”

“We lack combat power.” Fu Tianyi sighed.

Things are bad,’ he thought.

He studied under Zhou Gong—simultaneously studying two profession branches of the corpse servant and spirit smith. As a result, there were no corpses and few spirit weapons, so the situation was overwhelmingly unfavorable.

This was completely different from the competition he expected.

If Fu Xingchuan was the first genius of the “Xing” generation of the Fu family, Fu Tianyi was the first genius of the “Tianyi” generation. The elders of the Fu family named him “Tianyi”, which meant they expected him to be on par with Zhong Yi*.

*Clarity: His name [Tian] () means heaven/god/divine (etc..) and the [Yi] () is the same character in Zhong Yi. Since Zhong Yi is revered (like a god), that’s why they combined Tian + Yi and named him Tianyi.

Fu Tianyi was also capable and ambitious. Unlike Fu Xingchuan, who was running around during the “Divine Descent” era, he had smooth sailing from childhood to adulthood. His abilities were flawless, and he always achieved the best results, ranking first in all simulations and real battles.

There were also cases of disconnection from the rear commander in simulated battles, but experiencing it in real life was a completely different state of mind.

Indeed, Shian wouldn’t kill anyone, but in this kind of competition, the competitors—especially the non-science posts who were responsible for offense—were extremely vulnerable to injury.

Fu Tianyi became more irritable. If he was seriously injured in a match while in the Fu residence, he would truly lose face. Since Haigu had leeway to allow ghosts to come out, then “expropriation” was definitely not a violation of the rules.

After all, “ghosts” were the same as “spirit weapons”. Bluntly put, they were all weapons.

“Sorry, I still have tasks to do!” Hu Tao said sternly. Her goodwill that was aroused by this person’s appearance had disappeared without a trace. “I’m going to tell Yin Ren!”

“You know, we’re currently in a competitive relationship.” Fu Tianyi rolled his eyes. “According to the ‘Regulations on the Behavior of Ghosts Registered by Shian’, Shian will protect you, and in case of an emergency, you also have an obligation to obey Shian employees. Aren’t you breaking the rules?”

With blood-stained hair, Hu Tao stared at Fu Tianyi with one eye and snorted bitterly.

“Before getting in touch with Professor Cat, you have to act as a guard.” Fu Tianyi pulled on the paper chain. “Ghost, take us to the direction where the evil qi is weakest.”

“Tsk.” Hu Tao clicked her tongue loudly.

But she kept her wits about her, knowing she could choose her own path. Even if she couldn’t rebel against this kid, she would still make him suffer a bit.

Just because a place had the weakest evil qi didn’t mean it would be less hostile.


At the same time.

Ge Tingting and Huang Jin were running desperately. They panted as if they were going to die at any moment, and the slippers they were wearing had been long lost. The cockroach rustled after the two of them; its thick and long tentacles flicked back and forth, and the tip brushed against Huang Jin’s lower back.

Suddenly, three catties of goosebumps appeared on Huang Jin’s skin.

I can’t wear this anymore!

The two of them didn’t care about whether the corpse was decomposing or not. They buried their heads and ran, stepping on the sticky, rotten flesh with a squelching sound under their feet. Although the cockroach didn’t seem to be an adult, and they could probably still handle it if they worked together… But who would want to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a cockroach as tough as a boxing champion!

Ge Tingting: “Ahhhhh—”

She waved her hands as hard as she could, trying to direct the surrounding carrion to gather so as to trap the cockroach behind them. Unfortunately, she lost her concentration while running and the little bumps on the ground became useless.


Huang Jin gritted his teeth. He made his best effort to rip off his t-shirt, bit his finger, and put a blood symbol on it. Then he used the t-shirt to wipe over the corpse wall so that it was stained with the smell of the dead.

“Stop for me!”

The cursed spirit weapon that was made in a hurry was stuck on the cockroach’s head, causing it to suddenly stop in its tracks.

Huang Jin panted for breath. His heart was slamming against his ribs frantically. Amid the buzzing tinnitus, he turned his face and tried to speak to Ge Tingting. “No… It’s okay…”

Before “okay” was finished, it was interrupted by another wave of meaningless shouts from Ge Tingting.

Huang Jin turned his head stiffly…

Crack, crack, crack. The cursed cloth was slowly disappearing into the cockroach’s mouth.

Ah, yes. Shian’s uniform was made of pure cotton. Thanks to this, he would be sure to propose to Shian to use chemical fiber instead.

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” This time, Huang Jin yelled louder than Ge Tingting.

What was this? What? A nightmare?

When he was chased by Yellow Millet, Huang Jin never felt so powerless and ridiculous. An unknown fire rose from the bottom of his heart, and the next moment, a light flashed in his chaotic mind.

With his fingers still bleeding, Huang Jin gritted his teeth and wrote a mirrored rune on his palm. He stumbled and took a few steps forward, slapping his palm hard against the flesh wall.

Blood-written spells could use human corpses as talismans. Spiritual weapons should have countless forms. Right now, they were just materials that have been enlarged!

Before the blood was dry, Huang Jin did a few more slaps on the “wall”.

In the shaking phone light, Ge Tingting scanned the corpse wall printed with runes.

“It’s what you’re thinking.” Huang Jin saw through Ge Tingting’s chaotic thoughts. “Do whatever you want!”

Ge Tingting stopped.

She turned around, put her hands on the wall of flesh closest to her, and closed her eyes. She was short of breath, and her thin body fluctuated violently.

Huang Jin subconsciously slowed down. He hesitated for half a second…

“Damn it!” He stomped his feet, turned his head, and ran to Ge Tingting’s side.

Under the light of the phone, the cockroach rushed towards them with its mouth quickly twitching.

Huang Jin endured the nausea and forcibly opened his eyes. “One, two, go!”

At this moment, Ge Tingting didn’t need a translator. She could understand the meaning of that roar.

Black and red blood needles pierced out of the bloody handprints and pierced straight into the cockroach. Unfortunately, the cockroach’s body was stained with a layer of corpse fluid and was about to slide past the tip of the needle.

The “wall” moved.

The evil qi around Ge Tingting exploded, and all the nearby flesh walls concave into a bowl shape under her command, semi-fixing the cockroach in place. In just a moment, four sharp blood needles pierced the cockroach’s body, nailing it to the carrion like a specimen.

The cockroach’s legs were still moving, but its body stayed in place.

Ge Tingting swayed. She looked like she was about to sit down on the ground. Perhaps considering the materials of the ground, she staggered a few steps but managed to stay upright with determination. Huang Jin finally let out a sigh of relief and gave her a forced smile.

In the next second, the two of them hung their heads to one side and vomited.

As soon as Hu Tao turned the corner with the Yandu pair, she witnessed this scene of “a man and woman vomiting in front of a cockroach specimen”.

Hu Tao: “…Fuck!”

It turned out the hostility had been resolved. What a pity.

“Hu Tao?” Seeing the familiar ghost, Huang Jin’s eyes lit up, and he raised his voice. “…Yin Ren? Zhong Chengshuo?”

If those two were there, the cockroach definitely wouldn’t survive for over five seconds. Regardless of whether it was an evil or King Yama, at least those two didn’t have cockroach tentacles, so they wouldn’t cause such great mental damage.

However, the next moment, he noticed a paper chain on Hu Tao’s body.

Huang Jin staggered and took… a half step back. The cockroach behind him was still kicking its legs, so he had to retreat with great restraint.

“Haigu’s supplementary combat force,” Auntie Tao said indifferently. “They are not the core partners. One is too young, and the other has a criminal monitoring anklet. Both of them should have criminal files.”

Ge Tingting wiped her mouth and took a step back.

“We’re not very lucky.” Fu Tianyi looked around gloomily and said, “A spirit smith without a shirt and a corpse servant who can’t speak. I know all their techniques. Whether they come or not makes no difference.”

“It sounds like you’re choosing vegetables at a farmer’s market,” Huang Jin muttered.

“We want to act with you.” Ge Tingting’s AI voice sounded first. “The two of us can take care of each other, and you’ll also have more combat power.”

The benefits of AI were highlighted. Though Ge Tingting’s face was sweaty, causing her hair to stick to her face, and she hadn’t caught her breath, her AI voice was gentle and calm, with plenty of confidence.

Fu Tianyi glanced at her lightly. “That’s fine.”

Are you scared?

Huang Jin subconsciously turned his head and read her thoughts.

[Fu Tianyi is a master of the Fu family and also an excellent member of the special investigation team of the Yandu branch. He’s definitely a strong combat force, so it’s safer to act together.]

Ge Tingting turned her face toward Huang Jin, and her thoughts were turning steadily.

[Their attitude towards Miss Hu Tao isn’t good. They are probably forcing her. Once she has an opportunity, she can take us to Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo.]

[In summary, I think it’s better to temporarily act together.]

Just after killing the cockroach, the blue veins on Huang Jin’s head were still pulsating. Seeing this bunch of rational thinking, he was a little stunned. “You don’t care…”

Don’t you care about their contempt?

[I know what you want to ask. I have been working outside for some time, and I’m used to this attitude.]

Ge Tingting’s thoughts remained stable.


34 centimeters away.

Messages in the Coffin Nail app flashed frantically.

[Hu Tao: @Yin Ren, @Yin Ren, @Yin Ren]

[Hu Tao: Fu Tianyi is too much!!!]

[Yin Ren: Were you intercepted by him?]

Finding that Hu Tao hadn’t returned for a while, Yin Ren quickly had a guess.

[Hu Tao: Yes, but I found Xiao Ge and Da Huang, and now we’re acting together.] Although she also ran into the cockroach, it wasn’t easy to tell the boss this kind of thing.

[Yin Ren: That’s enough. Take good care of Ge Tingting and Huang Jin. We’re not in a hurry here.]

[Hu Tao: Where’s Xiao Lu?]

[Yin Ren: Grandpa Lu has gone back to see his grandson.]

[Hu Tao: …I hate this so much!]

Yin Ren empathized with Ms. Hu Tao’s failure to get off work, but she could only endure her grievances for a while longer.

Lu Xiaohe found a stronghold for herself. Considering her physical condition, this decision was quite wise. Ge Tingting and Huang Jin were acting with the people from the Yandu branch for the time being. Even if the sky was falling, with Fu Tianyi there, things should be safe.

Yin Ren turned off his phone and felt a sense of emptiness in his stomach.

Lord Ghost King was now in a very mysterious state—hungry but without appetite.

He approached Zhong Chengshuo and sniffed the refreshing scent on him, as if trying to revive his numb sense of smell. If Zhong Chengshuo wasn’t here, he would have wished his nostrils would simply die.

“You better call the other ghost back,” Zhong Chengshuo said as he floated beside him.

Yin Ren: “Then won’t our two-person world be gone?”

“Oh, yes.” Zhong Chengshuo contemplated for half a minute. “…But it’s more appropriate to call it back. Fu Xingchuan stuffing us in here isn’t just so we can ‘win the game’.”

“Mm, he’s testing us, or is using us to test something.” Yin Ren had thought about Fu Xingchuan’s motives earlier.

Zhong Chengshuo nodded. “I’m afraid it’s more than that. He will be curious about what exactly is going on with me, the ‘Zhong Chengshuo’ who fell in love with an evil. Next, there may be special attacks capable of targeting you and me.”

“Makes sense.” Yin Ren looked away a little uncomfortably.

Not to mention anything else, this corpse was enough to target him. Standing here, Yin Ren couldn’t help being upset.

Thousands of years ago, Yin Ren had seen many human corpses. It was better to say that the only thing he could touch “during his lifetime” was human corpses. At that time, they were just the concept of “corpses” to him.

But now it was different.

Yin Ren couldn’t help but glance at Zhong Chengshuo beside him.

Healthy body, smooth skin, clean hair, good smell.

He didn’t care that Zhong Chengshuo’s face would get old or that his skin would become something else. If Zhong Chengshuo minded, he could grow old with him—for an evil, changing his appearance was easy.

But Zhong Chengshuo would eventually die.

At some point in the future, his dear partner would stop breathing and become as cold as this corpse. Zhong Chengshuo’s body would swell due to corruption, and his fair and strong skin would fester and emit a human’s least favorable stench.

Or before that, it would be burned into crumbling ashes.

How long could they live together? …Fifty years? Sixty?

Yin Ren shook his head vigorously, trying to get rid of the cobweb-like distractions—as the time when they determined their relationship became longer, these annoying thoughts appeared more frequently.

“Ah… Ah… I don’t want to… die…”

A voice whispered.

“That’s right.” Yin Ren sighed. “You don’t want to… huh?”

He instantly called out Lu Tanfei. Grandpa Lu had just returned from getting off work to take care of his grandson. When the old man appeared, he was still holding a children’s book in his hand.

Lu Tanfei looked blankly at what was in front of him.

“Those things” came from rotting flesh with a dozen or so “legs” resembling the hyphae of a sticky fungus. Some of the filaments had completely broken away from the decaying flesh, free from the contaminated fluid. The wriggling hyphae emitted a slightly translucent white color.

The human eye-like structure was embedded in the hyphae, like a vine budding. Transparent liquid dripped from those eyes and fell to the ground in drops.

“Someone… is waiting… Someone… want to see… Don’t want to die…” The thing crawled on the rotting flesh and made a thin, human-like voice seemingly from nowhere.

“Don’t want to die…”

“Don’t want to die…”

“Don’t want to die…”

More voices whispered in the darkness. Seeing Yin Ren suddenly behaving abnormally, Zhong Chengshuo turned his head curiously. Obviously, he was oblivious to those strange ravings.

[Siren: Be careful.]

[Siren: It’s the weak that can’t eat.]

Yin Ren put away the vibrating phone and moved his wrist.

These things weren’t oppressive, and they were much the same as those things crawling around in the Archive. He just had to be careful…

“Don’t want to die…”

As if seeing through his thoughts, those white monsters no longer squirmed like snails. After a brief stagnation, they suddenly rushed forward. The dirty white hyphae twisted into waves.

Ignoring Zhong Chengshuo, who was close at hand, they rushed to Yin Ren.

Yin Ren retreated instantly. Unfortunately, since this place was a hellhole, space was limited. Unless he gave up hiding his identity and transformed into an evil brand drill, he couldn’t escape the wave-like attack that was incoming.

“Shit, Fu Xingchuan, that bastard—”

A strand of hyphae touched his bare toes, causing Yin Ren’s mind to become suddenly dizzy. If the distracting thoughts he had before were just a spider’s silk, at this moment, they began to turn into an inescapable web, gradually enveloping his thoughts.

I don’t want to see Zhong Chengshuo die…

I don’t want to see Zhong Chengshuo disappear…

I don’t want Zhong Chengshuo to become such a corpse…

After just a moment’s pause, more hyphae climbed onto Yin Ren’s feet.

Yin Ren’s thoughts were as if they had been soaked in sour wine. He forgot all the words he hadn’t finished, and his heart overflowed with trance and warm fondness. His reason was still able to suppress the Evil Force, but waves of emotions washed through his heart.

Yin Ren stretched out his hand towards Zhong Chengshuo uncontrollably.

…With a hint of twisted desire.

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Evil As Humans Ch121

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 121: Infinite Maze

In the small basement, the walls were covered with a layer of cold light.

“Xiao Fu, your proposal this year is a bit tougher.”

The chubby Zhou Gong took a bite of an egg cake in the face of the rotten and swollen corpse on the autopsy table.

It was nearly naked; a male corpse. He was left with only decaying rags, barely resembling an ancient-style outfit. Twisted and circling roots drilled out of the corpse’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and the head was propped up and deformed.

“The ‘corpse cage’ is very precious.” Qiao Shang, who was known as a “Priestess”, agreed.

Fu Xingchuan smiled and said nothing.

The corpse cage technique was a special ability of Fu Wuya. This ancient “Charon” was strong enough to disturb space, causing small-scale spatial disruption. He couldn’t turn beans into soldiers, but he could shrink people down to the size of a sesame seed.

However, just like other special abilities, Fu Wuya’s ability was limited. He could only create spatial chaos with dead bodies full of evil qi, and the right corpse had to be prepared in advance, like preparing a spirit weapon, then they had to set up magic arrays to pull people into the corpse.

This was where the “corpse cage” came from.

Long ago, the corpse cage could contain thousands of troops within a dead body. When the time came, whether it was to use fire to cremate those people or release them, it all depended on the former director, Fu Wuya.

After Fu Wuya turned into an evil tree, hundreds of well-preserved corpse cages were still stored in his trunk. He originally wanted to use it as a valuable weapon to protect his children and grandchildren, but unfortunately, modern humans preferred to fight with hot weapons, and there were rarely any real battles where thousands of troops and horses would appear on the battlefield any longer.

Nowadays, it had more research value instead.

“Such a corpse cage alone can fetch up to eight figures.”

Since the “Evil Smith” included the corpse servant profession, Zhou Gong wasn’t shy about the smell of corpses. He swallowed the remainder of his egg cake in two bites and turned to Fu Xingchuan curiously.

“I heard that Shian won’t reimburse for this kind of thing… yet you’re using it to scare these kids. Is there any consideration?”

“Isn’t this good? It’s all under our noses. Even if Sunken Society wants to do something, they won’t even be able to watch them.” Fu Xingchuan guarded the corpse as he reclined on an ergonomic chair.

Zhou Gong was taken aback. “You’re saying someone is watching these kids?”

“Intuition.” Fu Xingchuan smiled. “Let’s just say it’s my imagination. Anyway, there are two big shots here, so nothing will happen to this group of little brats.”

In the Bai Yongji case, Yin Ren was attacked by an unknown sniper in an abandoned amusement park. In the Guo Laifu case, while in the Archive, Yin Ren went out of control and an unconventional sense of peeping appeared. In Gengsheng Town, Qi Xin, whose origin was unknown, also confronted Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo.

Knowing that Yin Ren was most likely Zhong Yi, the series of events couldn’t be summed up to simply “bad luck”.

There was a force that was watching Yin Ren.

Fu Xingchuan didn’t know how much that force was paying attention to him—if he pretended nothing happened and let this guy wander around the city, it was hard to say if something would happen.

“Rarely confused” wasn’t his style.

The Fu residence on Dongshan was guarded by Fu Wuya in addition to himself and two other top masters. The scope of activity was in such a small room underground.

Regardless of whether that force would make a move or not, he could test it.

Two steps away from Fu Xingchuan, Qiao Shang crossed her arms tightly and was silent.

She looked at the muddy and collapsed face of the corpse and occasionally moved her gaze to Fu Xingchuan, showing a contemplative expression.

“Protective custody and prohibition?” She mumbled without asking further questions.


“Okay, Fu Xingchuan.”

Yin Ren looked at the writhing, white, and fat thing in front of him expressionlessly as his red eyes turned gray.

He was willing to call it a fly larva in the modern way with respect to circumventing its more common name.

“Judging from the touch, texture, smell, and current situation, we’re in a human corpse.” Zhong Chengshuo’s voice drifted a bit.

He was also a bit erratic.

A few minutes ago, seeing Comrade Xiao Zhong jump step by step, Yin Ren couldn’t help but recall the modern fairy tale <The Little Mermaid>—the so-called knife-like pain of every step probably referred to this situation*.

*Clarity: In the story, written by Hans Christian Andersen, when the Little Mermaid got her feet, they caused her excruciating pain whenever she moved, as if she were walking on two sharp knives.

Stepping on the sticky and smelly ground, Zhong Chengshuo’s face was wrinkled like an orange.

This person could selectively forget about cleanliness when fighting, but unfortunately, Shian’s game wasn’t considered a “battle” no matter how he thought about it. The sense of the existence of the dirty environment had become particularly strong.

Yin Ren raised his hand and cast a levitation spell. He then grabbed Zhong Chengshuo’s nylon straps and let him float behind him for the time being.

Just looking at this scene, it was difficult to tell who the science post was.

With rich life experience, Yin Ren had a general judgment of their environment. When he saw the group of fly larvae drilling everywhere, his judgment was clouded.

Wow, this enemy doesn’t even want to fight.

Lord Ghost King politely changed his route.

“This may be some kind of spatial dislocation.” Zhong Chengshuo took out his cellphone. He turned his body around and tried to photograph the… small animals crawling not far away.

It seemed that this person’s cleanliness was only effective by contact as Yin Ren couldn’t bear to look at it.

“The decay isn’t so serious yet. I suspect this is an escape mission by trying to find a safe route to escape,” Yin Ren said. “As time goes by, they may artificially increase the difficulty.”


“Well, look on the bright side. Didn’t Qi Xin tell us to be careful?” Yin Ren tried to comfort himself amidst the smoky smell. “Looking at the decay of the corpse, it must be in a low-temperature environment and not in open air. Since we’re here, it’ll be hard for the sniper to attack us like last time.”


“…Don’t ‘Mm’, brother. Don’t you usually like these inferences the most?” His boyfriend didn’t want to brew a serious atmosphere with him, so Yin Ren’s plan to distract himself completely failed.

Zhong Chengshuo: “I was just thinking, ‘It’s suitable for couples to take pictures together in special places’… The sight just now was very impactful. I just didn’t find the right angle.”

Yin Ren: “……”

Thank god. Otherwise, they probably would have a conflict over the topic of “why you need to delete those precious photos”.

Based on Zhong Chengshuo’s straightforward personality, wouldn’t it be fun if he set that photo as the wallpaper for his phone? Yin Ren sighed and walked in the direction of human breath, while Yellow Millet also followed suit.

Dog Thing suddenly shook.

Yin Ren stopped and checked his phone curiously.

[Siren: Don’t go further.]

Yin Ren: “Oh, it’s rare for you to speak up.”

[Siren: The aura of the house in front is getting stronger.]

[Siren: But this isn’t home.]

This line looked familiar. Why did everything look like a home to it? Yin Ren groaned but still obeyed Dog Thing’s warning. While this thing was stupid, Qi Xin’s incident fully proved that its ability to judge crises was still good.

Yin Ren only thought for half a second before, at the next moment, two black shadows full of cold air appeared beside him.

“Hua Tao, Lu Tanfei, proceed carefully. I’ll see how your evil qi changes.”

He didn’t want them to risk their lives. In any situation where something was wrong, the influence on ghosts was much more obvious than living creatures with entities.

It was fine for Lu Tanfei. His mind was full of his grandson, and he didn’t care about the surrounding situation. Yin Ren suspected that even if he called Grandpa Lu to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, the old man wouldn’t even blink.

Hu Tao turned around, and a question mark appeared on her face—in order to fully express her shock, Comrade Hu Tao moved her eyes, nose, mouth, and brows fully and formed them into a question mark.

The scene was filled with gloom for a while.

Yin Ren consciously explained, “This is a joint exercise competition of Shian.”

“Isn’t Shian a regular institution? Can’t this game be played under the sun? I thought you had defected to Sunken Society.” Hu Tao covered her chest. “I was watching a food romance drama, and now that title has been tainted by the smell of maggots.”

She stubbornly stood still and didn’t move while also holding Grandpa Lu from moving forward.

Yin Ren was helpless. He carefully divided a little evil qi and stuffed it to the two ghosts. Hu Tao sniffed the evil qi while her mouth continued to act as the dot of the question mark. “What about the last time? This concentration is strange and tasteless.”

“Shian is watching.” It wasn’t appropriate to directly use Evil Force. Let alone Fu Xingchuan, there were two other “number ones” watching.


Hu Tao returned to her normal facial features. She passed Lu Tanfei and flew a few steps in the direction Yin Ren had just moved towards. “So?”

Yin Ren hissed.

Zhong Chengshuo couldn’t see the ghost, so he could only poke Yin Ren’s shoulder curiously.

“It’s interesting. They have become smaller.” Yin Ren clapped his hands and told the two ghosts to fly back. “This isn’t a simple corpse cage—if you go in the wrong direction, you will continue to get smaller.”

The so-called “right direction” may not necessarily lead to a path.

Shian had a few tricks, and it seemed that it wasn’t possible to get out of this place by distinguishing the internal structure of the corpse. If they kept going in the wrong direction, this corpse would eventually become an “infinite labyrinth”.

Yin Ren quickly squeezed the talisman in his hand. A red light flashed, and a hole was cut in the wall in the distance. The corrupted tissue fluid and odor gushed out in large quantities, revealing almost liquefied stinky flesh.

“Stop attacking.”

Zhong Chengshuo struggled to move his body as he grabbed Yin Ren’s wrist.

“If you use your full strength, you’ll definitely be able to blast it away. But if the corpse is deformed, it’s hard to say what will happen to the others.” Zhong Chengshuo pushed up his glasses. “Based on Shian’s style, not to mention not getting a high score, this may lead to being disqualified.”

“Okay, I’ll give it a try.”

Yin Ren cracked his joints and finally regained some brilliance in his eyes.

“Zhong Ge, this game is getting fun.”

Five centimeters away from the depths of the rotten flesh that Yin Ren had cleaved into…

Something gathered up the dark silk floss that was stuck to the rotting flesh, and it struggled a few times between the sticky flesh. In the darkness, a dozen crimson eyes instantly lit up.

“Ah… Ah….”

In the darkness, there was a small murmur. A little bit of Evil Force seeped out of the gaps in the carrion, and slowly dissipated in the cavity.

The mycelium-like limbs tore apart the carrion and squeezed in the direction where Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo were.

“Ahhh… Ah… Don’t want… to die…”

The thing let out a thin cry in human-like language.

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Evil As Humans Ch120

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 120: The Competition Begins

Time passed in the blink of an eye, and it was Sunday.

As night fell, Yin Ren climbed into bed as usual. Zhong Chengshuo was already lying in bed, but someone disrespectfully dove forward, landing exactly on his stomach.

Zhong Chengshuo almost turned into Yellow Millet #2 as he let out a loud “puff”.

Fortunately, Lord Ghost King was able to control his weight. He felt the soft abdomen of his lover for a while, got up slowly, and kissed the tip of Zhong Chengshuo’s nose.

Now Comrade Xiao Zhong was quite good at facing this level of intimacy. He held down the back of Yin Ren’s head and rubbed Yin Ren’s nose with his cold nose, like two animals who were attached to each other.

Zhong Chengshuo’s pajamas were loose and soft, with a low collar. Even if he buttoned every button, his collarbone was still exposed. Yin Ren looked at the smooth skin stretched on the bones and suddenly had a subtle appetite.

He wanted to take a bite.

…But thinking about it…

This was the Fu residence, and Zhong Chengshuo looked too calm… Yin Ren now understood a bit how Zhong Chengshuo felt when he said “not daring to make mistakes” at the beginning.

Reason told him that they could slowly get to know each other, but the unexplained anxiety surrounded him at all times, urging him to deepen the relationship as soon as possible.

Perhaps it was because Yin Ren froze on Zhong Chengshuo for too long that the latter tilted his head slightly and kissed Yin Ren on the corner of his lips. “The competition begins tomorrow. Let’s go to bed early.”

“It doesn’t even say what time it’ll start. What if we oversleep?”

Yin Ren muttered as his hair wrapped around Zhong Chengshuo’s arm.

“I’ll call you when I wake up,” Zhong Chengshuo said solemnly. “I have packed the necessary luggage and equipped it with two bags of your favorite chocolate chips.”


Yin Ren laid on the edge of the pillow. Reason and sensibility were still fighting for 800 rounds in his head.

They even had an audience.

At this moment, Yin Ren’s head was full of all kinds of “Great Celestial Master Zhong”. In recent days, they had surrounded him from 360 degrees. Half of them were a direct comparison to the laziness of the original, while the other half quietly emanated an aura of righteousness, making Yin Ren himself appear particularly arrogant and extravagant.

At this moment, reason was raising questions in his head with logic and evidence.

“Aren’t you familiar with humans? Isn’t it something that should be worked on slowly? You two haven’t fully understood each other yet. You’ve already surprised Fu Xingchuan with your actions. How do you know if Zhong Chengshuo has any other concerns?”

Yin Ren’s sensibility showed no weakness. ‘What’s wrong with wanting to get close to someone you like! The spring night is short*!

*(春宵苦短) Idiom referring to time flies quickly, especially when one is enjoying oneself, so they should cherish every moment.

“Once you break up, it’ll be awkward—”

“I just want to kiss him, and we won’t!”

Deep in his mind, the different forms of the Great Celestial Master Zhong booed in unison.

In the midst of their illusory boos, Yin Ren fell asleep in a daze. A soft strand of hair crawled over the pillow on its own and rested on Zhong Chengshuo’s lips.

Zhong Chengshuo’s forehead was still touching Yin Ren’s.

In the dark, Zhong Chengshuo stared at Yin Ren solemnly. As the second hand ticked away, Zhong Chengshuo lifted his hand slightly, wanting to place it on Yin Ren’s waist.

Yin Ren didn’t cover himself with the blanket, and his loose pajamas were wrinkled, revealing the tight skin on his waist. Zhong Chengshuo’s fingers dangled on the skin, and after a few minutes, he put his hand down as if he had made up his mind, and his palm touched the slightly cool skin.

Yin Ren made a vague “mm” sound.

Zhong Chengshuo closed his eyes and quietly felt the touch of his palm. The temperature washed over his mind, bringing up the wonderful longing that swept his heart with soft hair, but under that desire, there was something sharp hidden.

A trace of cold vigilance, like glass shards in fine sand.

Zhong Chengshuo didn’t put his hand away this time. He stubbornly rested his hand on Yin Ren’s waist and slowly closed his eyes.


Yin Ren was awakened by a smell that filled his nose.

For a moment, he thought he was being thrown into a trash can by Fu Xingchuan, who had completely gone crazy. Yellow Millet was whispering frantically in his ear, while Dog Thing didn’t warn him and was lazily pretending to be a phone.

Unfortunately, Yin Ren’s heart was as hard as steel. When he reached out his hand, he immediately grabbed at his side—


Yin Ren sat up abruptly. He opened his eyes, and a pair of red pupils passed through the darkness and quickly scanned the surrounding environment.

This was definitely not the Fu residence.

There was the sound of dripping sticky water all around him, and he felt the “mattress” under him had a mixture of softness and stiffness. It was chilly, and it made his heart flutter with fear.

“Zhong Chengshuo?” Yin Ren called out as his nose sniffed the stench.

Before he could close his mouth, a pale hand grabbed him from behind and threw… a chocolate chip into his mouth.

“The competition has begun.”

Zhong Chengshuo was barefoot and wearing his usual pajamas and nightcap. He held a small suitcase in his hand and stood not far from Yin Ren.

“I felt a little wind in the morning—we didn’t open the window, so there shouldn’t be any wind. Unfortunately, I only had time to grab a suitcase. If this was an enemy attack, they wouldn’t have bothered to send in your phone too…”

Yellow Millet: “Puff…”

“And your phone pendant,” Zhong Chengshuo added with a stern face.

It was pitch black where they were. From Zhong Chengshuo’s perspective, most of what he could see was a pair of red eyes in the darkness. Yin Ren touched his face and settled down, kicking away the pillow covered with an unknown liquid.

He should have known earlier that this was the setup for the competition.

They were thrown to this ghost of a place in the middle of the night. The person who did this must be a master, as Yin Ren didn’t notice anything was wrong—this showed that the person who did this didn’t show the slightest malice towards them.

Was this “excessive concern leads to chaos*”? Yin Ren glanced at Zhong Chengshuo and took out his hair band from his pajama pockets and tied his hair up in a ponytail.

*(关心则乱) Idiom referring to excessive worry and concern can lead to unnecessary anxiety and confusion, and sometimes it’s better to maintain a calm and rational mindset.

There were no competition instructions, and no rules were emphasized.

[When a real battle comes, no one will give you the opportunity to prepare in advance.] Shian really did as they proclaimed.

However, since Shian’s spells could affect Zhong Chengshuo, it was likely that it was a “large-scale teleportation” similar to what the ghost market used and didn’t require targeting individuals. In other words, this place was reality and wasn’t a dream or illusion.

“It’s temporarily safe nearby. I haven’t sensed any abnormal energy,” Yin Ren said immediately.

“Nn.” Zhong Chengshuo started to change his clothes in front of him.

Comrade Xiao Zhong naturally unbuttoned his shirt and changed into lightweight and breathable sportswear. In the dark, the scar swayed majestically in front of Yin Ren’s eyes, clinging to the undulating muscle lines. Against the surrounding darkness, this person was simply dazzling.

It was very strange. Compared to Yin Ren’s first time seeing Zhong Chengshuo’s body, the “uncomfortable” side was completely changed. When he took off his pajamas, Yin Ren blushed, gave a dry cough, and turned around.

“I don’t know what happened to Ge Tingting and Yellow Pants*,” Yin Ren said.

*Clarity: Yin Ren was in the middle of saying Huang (yellow) Jin, but because he was preoccupied with Zhong Chengshuo changing, he said Pants instead of Jin.

Zhong Chengshuo, who was holding his pants: “……”

Zhong Chengshuo silently pulled out another set of sportswear from the suitcase. “You should change too.”

Perhaps this was the advantage of being of similar size to his lover. Yin Ren put on the t-shirt while secretly thinking—even if there was a difference, he could easily adjust his body.

They changed out of their clothes, and the embarrassment quickly faded.

Zhong Chengshuo’s pajamas and nightcap were stained with dirt, so he decisively discarded them. In order to prevent something from finding people based on smell, Zhong Chengshuo even took out a lighter and burned the clothes to ashes.

“The oxygen content here is not high, which places a certain burden on the body.” Zhong Chengshuo fastened the last nylon belt—all kinds of tools were packed into storage bags on the nylon belt. The dark straps stretched across his chest, midriff, thighs, and ankles, which was very… that.

Thank you, competition. Yin Ren muttered in his heart.

Naturally, Lord Ghost King completely ignored Zhong Chengshuo’s face. Zhong Chengshuo was looking at Yin Ren, who was wearing his own close-fitting sportswear, and the redness of his ears approached Yin Ren’s eyes.

“Ahem, Shian is examining our ability to respond to emergencies. The first step is to clarify the environment.” Zhong Chengshuo folded the suitcase and changed it into a square backpack. “The number of people in the Haigu branch is larger than the other two branches, so for the sake of fairness, they separated us.”

“So our first task is to figure out the environment and find our companions,” Yin Ren concluded. “I don’t know if Lu Xiaohe was thrown in.”

“It’s hard to say.”

After all, the current environment was extremely unsuitable for the survival of the “rear commander” species.

The space wasn’t big—at most about 30 square meters—and was shaped like an irregular egg. The “ceiling” was surprisingly low. The air was fetid and humid. Coupled with insufficient oxygen, it was enough to make the average person dizzy.

Not only the ground under their feet, but also the cave walls had a weird touch. Many vine-like things hung down from above, and the “wall” was uneven, green, and brown, glowing with disgusting water.

Yin Ren raised his head and looked around, only to see a muddy lake in the center of the space with weird flocs floating on it. Around space, there were many irregular holes leading deeper into the darkness. After taking a closer look, Yin Ren didn’t sense any living things.

It was a bit like the underground cave in Gengsheng Town, but it was narrower and more abnormal than that cave.

Even if they could contact their companions, they couldn’t infer their location.

…He hoped Ge Tingting and Huang Jin could hold on. Since the three coaches didn’t say anything, they didn’t know if the elimination of their teammates would have an impact.


“If people want to make money, why not do something else? At worst, prison seems better than here.”

Was it really worth it?

Huang Jin stepped with his slippers and stood in the darkness in a daze. He was almost suffocated by the stench and came here after waking up. Apart from a set of clothes, this spirit smith only had a pair of indoor slippers on him, and they were soft-soled, so even cockroaches would be hard to kill with a single blow from them.

He had no weapons, no supplies, and no preparations. Only Shian’s standard phone was stuffed in his trouser pocket.

Heh, but Shian didn’t even equip them with a surrender signal.

Huang Jin squatted down melancholically and poked the soft ground. Except for wanting to die, he couldn’t think of any effective “fighting method”.

“I get it.” Ge Tingting’s voice came from the darkness. Huang Jin wasn’t mentally prepared and almost fell forward in fright.

“Why are you here?!”

Ge Tingting: “I don’t know. I was here when I woke up, and Xiaohe Jie wasn’t by my side. Huang Jin, the Fu residence is full of people from Shian, so the competition must’ve begun!”

The little girl turned on her phone’s flashlight and tried to shine it on her surroundings.

“There are no rules. It looks like an escape room,” her AI voice said. “To be safe, let’s meet up with Yin Ren and the others first…”

“You want to go into a place like that?” Huang Jin frowned and pointed to the weird black holes in all directions. “I say, it’s safer to stay here and wait for them to find us, right? Let me start by saying that I don’t have half a spirit weapon on me. Even with the two of us, we won’t be able to beat a wolf dog together.”

“But if you stay here, we might get our points deducted.”

Ge Tingting worked hard to dig the soft ground.

“Isn’t there a punishment in games for ‘passive matches’? I don’t want to be eliminated.”

“Sometimes people have to learn to compromise.”

Ge Tingting: “I am short of money.”

“We lost the moment we didn’t take up arms.”

“I am short of money.”

“In this case, we must give priority to self-protection—”

“I am short of money.”

“I’m short too!” Huang Jin covered his chest. “Why are you so courageous…”

He suddenly remembered the little girl in front of him was a serious corpse servant, and the words he prepared got stuck in his throat. Huang Jin let out a tooth achingly loud sigh and pretended to scan the lighting, unintentionally to check his surroundings.

His gaze swept perfunctorily and suddenly froze.

[Good] [Painful]

[Don’t want to] [Die]

[Very] [Reluctant]

Several huge thought runes hung on the wall, mutilated.

He recognized this special form of runes, and the moment he determined their size, Huang Jin’s hair exploded all over his body.

“…Ge Tingting, listen. Let’s go.”

Huang Jin swallowed hard.

“Looking at it now, it’s pretty much the same wherever we go.”


Huang Jin raised one foot, pulling out muddy yellow mucus from the sole of his slippers.

“The ‘environment’ here has fragments of thoughts left,” he said. “I have only seen this kind of highly degraded fragment of thoughts on rotting corpses… Well, rotting human corpses.”

He tried hard not to sound panicked.

“I don’t know why. We seem to be inside a rotting human corpse.”

Ge Tingting took a deep breath reflexively, and then retched. After a while, she hesitated and stretched out her hand, gently pressing on the ground.

The little girl blushed, and with a “pop” sound, a small bulge rose on the half-hard, half-soft “ground”.

Ge Tingting: “……”

Huang Jin’s judgment wasn’t wrong. Although it was only a little bit, she could indeed control the “environment” a little.

Ge Tingting’s cheeks bulged as she tried her best not to vomit.

“It’s really a human corpse.” The AI’s tone was steady. “Let’s take it easy for a while, okay?”

Before the AI could finish saying “okay”, Ge Tingting saw the hole in front of her squirm, and a “head” about the same height as her came out.

Two striped antennae twitched slightly, and the triangular head lifted slightly, with almost no cognitive runes on the surface. This thing looked familiar and strange at the same time. Ge Tingting and Huang Jin stood still, and two beams of light shot straight at this unwelcome guest.

No professional biological knowledge was required. Both of them, who had lived at the bottom of society, instantly recognized the “enemy” in front of them.

Huang Jin: “Cockroach…Cockroach…”

How could it not be illegal to have a cockroach this big?

He would rather face dangerous evil things.

The huge cockroach crawled a few times, then its head pointed steadily in the direction of the two of them.

Huang Jin: “Run!”

Ge Tingting: “Gwah!”

The two yelled at the same time.

Miraculously, at this moment, Huang Jin couldn’t understand Ge Tingting’s ravings, but he undoubtedly knew what she was trying to say…

The two cultivators in Unit 9 turned around on the spot, stretched out their legs, and ran.

The author has something to say:

In order to write this chapter, I went to Baidu for a close-up picture of a cockroach’s head.

Thank you. Has passed away peacefully…

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Evil As Humans Ch119

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 119: His Notes

Early in the morning, Zhong Chengshuo opened his eyes.

In front of him, Yin Ren was sleeping soundly with their foreheads touching. Although this Evil Spirit didn’t have much sense of propriety in his actions, his sleeping posture was fine, and there was no floundering or drooling.

A strand of black hair was attached to Zhong Chengshuo’s cheek, and it slid gently with Yin Ren’s breathing, tickling him a little.

A perfect face, very much in line with the golden ratio. Yin Ren’s breath was warm and long, and no matter how he looked at it, he didn’t look like a dead thing in every aspect.

This was the “person” he liked.

But then what? No book had ever recorded how to continue their situation.

Zhong Chengshuo stared at Yin Ren for a while, and finally, he sat up squarely and looked out the window.

At Yin Ren’s request, they didn’t draw the curtains at night, allowing the delicate “Zhong Yi painting” to be hidden in the folds of the curtains. This caused the sunlight to shine into the room early the next day, and the greenery outside the window flourished as if it were about to spill in.

Zhong Chengshuo folded up his nightcap a few times and put it away carefully.

Just as he left the bed, someone in bed rolled over to his place. The first thing he did was smack his lips, hug Zhong Chengshuo’s pillow between his arms, and continue to sleep with a straight face. He lay diagonally across the bed, and his long black hair was spread all over.

Zhong Chengshuo looked at the hair and stretched out his hand, burying it in it. The satin-like soft black hair surged between his fingers, like warm liquid. Zhong Chengshuo touched him carefully, and his breathing eased a bit. Only the soft sound of fabric rubbing against the skin was left in the air.

Suddenly, he retracted his hand as if he felt an electric shock and pursed the corners of his mouth.

In the morning light, Zhong Chengshuo sat down in front of the chair and spread out the hardcover book he carried with him. He wrote down the date and weather with his pen, and then lines of words flowed out smoothly like a printer, without a single typo.

In the rustling sound, Zhong Chengshuo organized yesterday’s memories.

At yesterday’s briefing, only the most basic information was announced, and there were no details on the competition as they had expected. According to the coaches, the joint practice exercise will be held next Monday.

The coaches knew all the content of the competition but didn’t reveal the slightest bit to them.

“When a real battle comes, no one will give you the opportunity to prepare in advance,” the “#1 Priestess”, Qiao Shang, said with a stern face.

The “#1 Evil Smith” smiled. “I asked you to come early to familiarize yourself with the environment and to bond with each other. It’s like… What’s it called? Oh right, a paid team-building activity!”

As for Fu Xingchuan, the “#1 Ghost General” of Haigu, he didn’t attend the briefing at all.

It was called an introductory meeting, but the people from different branches didn’t really communicate with each other. B-level and C-level groups competed separately, and the only C-level group from Yandu and Linnan shared the same room with them.

Just looking at the number of people, the Haigu branch had the largest.

There were only two people from Yandu’s C-level group; one was Fu Tianyi, and the other was a thin woman in her forties. However, there was also a black cat lying on their table, which looked like the one that was sunbathing during the day.

“What are you looking at, idiot?” The black cat snorted at Zhong Chengshuo, who was staring at it, and spoke in a soft and delicate voice.

Zhong Chengshuo: “……”

Lu Xiaohe gave the black cat a very complicated look.

“That’s the only non-human in Shian out of all our rear commanders.” Lu Xiaohe explained in a low voice. “Don’t judge it by its appearance. It actually has a special doctoral degree in quantum physics from C University.”

As “King Yama”, Zhong Chengshuo knew this Dr. Cat.

When it was a cub, it survived the corruption of an Evil Force and gained the ability of the “infinite” branch. Those with this ability have a significant increase in their brain’s information processing capacity. In other words, their intelligence was noticeably superior to that of their peers.

Dr. Cat scoffed at the various metaphysical theories of mankind and wouldn’t be frightened by the horror of its human characteristics due to this phenomenon. Given that cats didn’t have their own metaphysical system, Dr. Cat, despite its psychic abilities, had developed into a kind of… distorted science post.

[Yandu C-level group: Fu Tianyi (orthodox cultivator), Auntie Tao (unknown science post), Mei Qiu* (cat, infinite branch ability)]

*Its name translated is Coal Balls (quite apt given how it’s a black cat).

In the gap between memories, Zhong Chengshuo wrote down stroke by stroke in his notebook.


Miraculously, there were also only two people in the C-level special group of the Linnan branch.

One of them was Miss Luo Wanxiang, who was known as a “mechanical genius”. Even when she was eating, she had machinery stuck to her arm, and a robot dog was lying at her feet. Her partner was a blind girl who wore a colorful shaman-style dress, and the texture of her cane was like animal bones. The role of the rear commander was assumed by Luo Wanxiang’s AI program and had no entity.

[Linnan C-level group: Sang Jie (shaman), Luo Wanxiang (top mechanic), AI rear commander]

The tip of Zhong Chengshuo’s pen paused.

Except for Haigu, everyone was dressed uniquely. Fu Tianyi wore an old-fashioned red tunic and mask, Luo Wanxiang wore an oily work uniform, and Sang Jie was dressed like a shaman. Even Auntie Tao, who was a science post, wore an old nurse’s uniform.

No matter which one was taken out, they could be used as a “protagonist” of a movie.

…On the other hand, on their side, Ge Tingting and Huang Jin were wearing standard Shian uniforms, while Lu Xiaohe was wearing a shirt with “The weather is great, but I have no money*” written on it and sweatpants that were convenient for hiking.

*It’s a humorous quip implying the weather is great, but that person has no money to enjoy it (as in, their financial situation is limiting their ability to do so).

Yin Ren once again showed “big problems of the leader’s heart*”. Zhong Chengshuo was dressed properly, but his high-collared, long-sleeved linen shirt covering his scar looked quite strange in the summer.

*(领导心腹大患) Idiom which refers to a major hidden danger or problem that is close to one’s superior or leader. || In this context, it refers to something important or sensitive that is only known to the speaker or their superior or leader, which could potentially cause trouble if it were revealed or mishandled (as in, Yin Ren’s true identity, which is only known to him and Fu Xingchuan).

Compared to the other two teams, they seemed more like ordinary people who were trying to win through quantity rather than quality.

Fu Tianyi let out a very loud tsk.

“I originally heard that Haigu was participating in the competition, so I was looking forward to it.” He didn’t deliberately lower his voice.

Yin Ren was facing a bronze statue of Zhong Yi in the center of the table, lost in thought, he had no time to pay attention to him. Ge Tingting was unable to speak directly, and her face turned red. As for Lu Xiaohe and Huang Jin, one had the calm and composed look of an adult, while the other had the look of affection of an adult.

Since Yin Ren had lost his combat effectiveness, Zhong Chengshuo needed to keep the conversation going.

“We’re very good,” he replied.

Fu Tianyi: “……”

Fu Tianyi opened his mouth and fired off a barrage of words. “I’ve seen your mission records, and you really dealt with a lot of big cases, but, except for the Gao Mengyu case, later on, you were simply caught up in them and had to escape. It can’t be considered real combat experience, can it?”

Zhong Chengshuo said calmly, “Well, we’re also very good at escaping.”

It was a pity that Fu Tianyi wasn’t a wicked person, and he couldn’t infer the countermeasures of the opponent from their performance. Zhong Chengshuo tilted his head and looked at Fu Tianyi for a while, wondering how he would smooth things over if he were Yin Ren in this situation.

Yin Ren said that he should be sincere to people who were younger than him.

Zhong Chengshuo adjusted his breathing a bit. “You are from the Fu family, so you’re confident. The reason you’re in a C-level group might be due to severe lack of practical experience. I’m looking forward to our match.”

Fu Tianyi remained silent. After a while, he let out a heavy snort and turned his body around, exuding sharp hostility. While he was sulking, Dr. Mei Qiu dragged out a drumstick from its plate and took a couple bites.

[There were no special circumstances at the introduction meeting, and everyone got along well.]

Zhong Chengshuo reviewed his own speech and believed he was friendly enough. His tone was more confident than Fu Tianyi’s.

After finishing this sentence, Zhong Chengshuo turned his head and glanced at Yin Ren, who had buried his nose in his pillow and was still sleeping soundly.

[So far, I have maintained my love for “Yin Ren”, and this feeling has a tendency to grow over time.]

[Today’s body temperature is 36.2℃. There’s no change in height, and weight has increased by 100g. The fluctuation is within a normal range. There is no obvious discomfort in the body, and everything feels normal.]

The tip of Zhong Chengshuo’s pen hovered over the word “normal” as he frowned slightly. He looked at the hand that was stroking Yin Ren’s hair.

[*There is a slight sense of rejection when touching. Follow-ups need to be watched…]

Halfway through writing, Zhong Chengshuo pursed his lips and scratched out the entire line into a long black block.

[*There is no follow-up to the mayor incident in Gengsheng Town, so we will continue to follow up.] He wrote a completely different message under the black bar.

“Zhong Ge—” Yin Ren finally woke up. He was wrapped in the blanket and gave out a loud yawn. “You get up so early. Wait for me for five minutes, and we can get breakfast together.”

“No need to rush. I’m planning to shower first.”

Zhong Chengshuo closed the hardcover book and put it in his backpack.

“Have you seen my phone?” Yin Ren said as he got out of bed. His hands were already scouring the bed to search for his phone.

“Your phone ornament dragged your phone under the bed. It doesn’t seem to like it here.”

There was a faint “puff” under the bed.


Fu residence, the central ancestral hall.

“…So you don’t feel anything special,” Fu Xingchuan said.

“Yes, I don’t have any special feelings.” Fu Wuya, the director of Huajisi from 900 years ago, repeated solemnly. “Did you really bring that evil thing in? How did he react?”

Fu Xingchuan: “He looks ashamed. It’s not like you don’t know how our home is decorated…”

“So it can come in.”

The giant eye on Fu Wuya’s tree trunk turned, and its black hole-like pupils almost swallowed his eyeballs, giving off a very uncomfortable feeling.


“It seems that that kid has no malice towards mortals if he can pass my exorcism array. Well, it should be said that so far, he doesn’t have too much malice, which isn’t common in evil beings. He also brought in Yellow Millet, right? Its aura is very obvious.”

“Yes…” Fu Xingchuan touched his chin. “Many thanks, Ancestor.”

“Dear grandson, would it be too much if I intervened in the league as well?”

“Fortunately, even if that person isn’t Zhong Yi, these young brats should still get a taste of the real deal… There are more movements from Sunken Society, which probably means there will be a big mess to come.” Fu Xingchuan waved his hand. His eyes regained clarity after a long time of being sleep-deprived.

Fu Wuya’s giant eye turned faster.

He didn’t comment on Fu Xingchuan’s overall deduction but cleared his throat with difficulty.

“Dear grandson… Did you come down this time without bathing after burning incense?”

“…I’m leaving now.”

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Evil As Humans Ch118

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 118: Prologue

After bypassing the great altar of Zhong Yi, Yin Ren’s expression turned pale. It wasn’t until he smelled the oily roasted duck that his soul slowly returned to him.

The Fu family’s manor was so big, and they were specially led to a semi-open dining room.

Under the antique cornices, bamboo leaves rustled against each other, and the gurgling of the mountain spring could be heard. Over a dozen beautiful and sturdy koi lazily swam in a clear pond. The rockery beside the pond was full of wild charm, and a black cat was lying on top of it with its belly exposed, basking in the sun.

The dining pavilion was cool, with four round tables arranged inside. The dishes ordered by everyone had just been placed on the table, with insulation pads underneath, and the aroma was so enticing that it made everyone’s mouth water.

…It would be even better if the painting in the pavilion wasn’t of Zhong Yi hunting ghosts.

What the hell is up with this Fu family?

Yin Ren grabbed his chopsticks speechlessly and found that the ends of the chopsticks were also dyed with colorful paint.

Yin Ren: “……”

Zhong Chengshuo: “Pfft.”

It may be that Yin Ren’s expression changed too quickly, but Comrade Xiao Zhong let out a rare laugh. Yin Ren gave him a sad glance and decided to divert his attention.

With great difficulty, Yin Ren moved his eyes away from the dazzling array of different dishes and roughly glanced at the other three tables.

There were five old people, three young people, and a middle-aged person sitting at the table. One of the woman’s facial features was very similar to Fu Xingchuan’s, but she didn’t have Minister Fu’s signature panda eyes. Her skin was well maintained, and her hair was permed in fashionable waves. The red dress she was wearing looked expensive.

That table was probably the Fu family.

The other two tables must be Shian’s special groups from Yandu and Linnan. Yin Ren felt there was at least one powerhouse at each table; most likely, they were coaches of their respective teams.

Those two were only a little weaker than Fu Xingchuan, which meant Shian shouldn’t be underestimated.

The smell of meat persisted in drilling into his nose, causing Yin Ren to retract his gaze and look at the roasted duck with its crispy skin. Lord Ghost King rubbed his chopsticks and anxiously waited for the last member to arrive…

Fu Tianyi had already sat at the Yandu’s table, but Fu Xingchuan was still missing. It wasn’t good to start eating before everyone was present.

“Are you sleeping to death?” Yin Ren was just thinking about whether he should steal some food with his hair when a sneer reached his ears. “Fu Xingchuan, are you feeling itchy? We’re all waiting for you, and you have quite the nerve to keep us waiting like this.”

The woman, who looked a lot like Fu Xingchuan, grimaced at the phone.

“Our parents are here. What are you doing?”

In less than thirty seconds, Fu Xingchuan flew into the pavilion with a levitation spell and almost fell on all fours on the smooth stone tiles.

“My alarm didn’t go off.” The black and blue under Fu Xingchuan’s eyes had faded a lot, and his voice had regained some strength. He slightly bowed to everyone at the nearby tables and said, Evil Smith”I’m sorry, everyone. Really sorry—please go ahead and eat!”

After speaking, he didn’t take his seat but stopped at Yandu’s table. “Hey, isn’t this Zhou Gong and Qiao Shang? What wind blew you two great gods here?”

“Haigu hasn’t competed recently, so we came to see if you’re still alive, right, Xiao Qiao?” The male coach from Yandu grinned—he was a round and chubby guy with a shiny bald head, looking especially festive.

Not far away, the female coach of Linnan nodded. “I heard that there has been a lot of unrest near Haigu recently, so I came to take a look.”

The responding voices came from the two strongest people at their respective tables.

They didn’t care about Fu Xingchuan’s lateness and talked enthusiastically with Minister Fu.

“Who are those people?” Yin Ren turned to Hao Wenzhe curiously, only to find that their senior had run away with his frozen dumplings and soda, along with his computer bag as well.

Hao Wenzhe was a dignified science post but he ran with agility and in such a low-key style that even the 1,000-year-old Ghost King couldn’t detect him.

Yin Ren: “……”

“Hao Wenzhe doesn’t like crowded places. It’s okay. Minister Fu knows his problem.” Lu Xiaohe rubbed her forehead as if she had a headache. “Let me explain.”

“Zhou Gong is the ‘#1 Evil Smith’ of Shian, and Qiao Shang is the ‘#1 Priestess’. Coupled with the ‘#1 Ghost General’ Fu Xingchuan, the three of them represent the apex of the three superior professions. If anyone in this era can become a true ‘Celestial Master’, it will surely be one of these three.”

After staying in Shian for a few months, Yin Ren was already familiar with modern classification methods.

There were three basic cultivation directions: ghost master, corpse servant, and spirit smith.

Those who were proficient in the occupations of both a ghost master and a corpse servant were called “Ghost General”. In contrast, “Evil Smith” corresponded with a corpse servant and spirit smith, while the “Priestess” combined the ghost master and spirit smith—only those who were proficient in all three branches of knowledge could be considered a “Celestial Master”.

These knowledge were interrelated and could produce countless variations when they collided. After becoming proficient in each of them, it took several more times as much time to polish and integrate them. It wasn’t as simple as adding one plus one to advance to the next level.

Fu Xingchuan was given the title Ghost General in his forties, which they considered to be young and promising. The other two powerhouses were over fifty, no matter how he looked at them.

Yin Ren knew the hardship involved, but young people may not realize it…

Ge Tingting asked curiously, “Isn’t there a genius like Xiang Jiang?”

Lu Xiaohe smiled wryly. “It takes a lot of time to gain battle experience and explore combat methods. It’s like studying—there may be young geniuses in math or art, but there are no natural prodigies in subjects like history. In fact, there hasn’t been a Celestial Master since Zhong Yi.”

The tempering of countless battles was the basic of the basics, which couldn’t be made up with “natural talent”.

Ge Tingting: “Wow, isn’t the Great Celestial Master Zhong Yi very powerful? How did he do it?”

The tip of Yin Ren’s chopsticks trembled slightly.

Simple really. One just needed to live for 360 years. Although, to be fair, Yin Ren himself was also considered a genius. Unfortunately, he always adhered to the “good” habit of three days of fishing and two days of drying the net*, so the title of Celestial Master was purely a pile of messy nonsense. If he was replaced by Fu Xingchuan, it was estimated that he would become the so-called Celestial Master in less than two hundred years.

*(三天打鱼两天晒网的) Idiom means that someone isn’t consistent in doing something regularly or has an irregular work/study schedule. It comes from the idea that a person who fishes for three days and then rests for two will not be able to catch as many fish as someone who fishes for five days straight, which implies that someone who works or studies in an inconsistent way may not achieve as much as someone who works or studies consistently with regularity.

The reason why no new Celestial Master had appeared after him was assuredly because the lifespan of humans was too short.

Thinking of this, Yin Ren’s movement of holding the duck skin suddenly stopped.

The inexplicable bitterness rushed to his throat again, making his mouth uncomfortable.

The browned and crispy duck skin was covered with osmanthus granulated sugar. Yin Ren wanted to offer it to Zhong Chengshuo and persuade him to have a bite, but as he looked at the side of Zhong Chengshuo’s face, Yin Ren silently chewed on the duck skin and instead picked up a piece of lean meat to offer to him.

Training wasn’t arranged immediately after the meal. This time, the live-in attendant of the Fu family led the way and brought everyone to their guest room. The rooms of the Fu family were no different from a five-star hotel. They were all spacious and beautiful double rooms, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows facing the green mountain scenery.

He didn’t know whether it was intentional or not, but Ge Tingting and Lu Xiaohe had single beds in their rooms, while Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo were assigned to a room with only a queen bed.

Yin Ren sat by the bed and looked at the dreamlike mountain scenery outside. He stared at it for a while, then motioned his hand at Zhong Chengshuo, who was busy adjusting the angle of his toothbrush. “Zhong Ge, come here.”

Zhong Chengshuo obediently walked to the bed. Yin Ren maintained his sitting posture, put his hands around Zhong Chengshuo’s waist, and buried his face into the other party’s chest and abdomen.

“What’s wrong?” Zhong Chengshuo’s hands stopped a few centimeters above Yin Ren’s head, and he shrank back hesitantly.

“Nothing. Just wanted to hug you,” Yin Ren replied while still burying his face into Zhong Chengshuo’s loose t-shirt, making his voice muffled. “It may be that I’m nervous before the competition.”

Zhong Chengshuo: “……” Even he wouldn’t believe this kind of outrageous bullshit. For the legendary Celestial Master to be nervous, the contestants would have to be the six Evil Spirits led by Qi Xin.

Zhong Chengshuo: “There’s an introductory meeting in the evening. Just hold on until 4:30.”

Yin Ren: “Do you know it’s only 2 right now?”


Yin Ren stifled a laugh, and when he had laughed enough, he sighed. “I kind of know why Fu Xingchuan chose the training location here… It turns out the Fu family reveres Zhong Yi very much, and I have shattered his illusion.”


“But at least that kid has some conscience and knows to arrange a big bed for our room,” Yin Ren said. “At this point, on behalf of the Great Celestial Master Zhong Yi, I forgive him.”


“What are you laughing at?”

Zhong Chengshuo continued to maintain the posture of being hugged, trying to stretch his arms to reach for the remote control by the pillow. With a beep, the electric curtains slowly closed. The soft indoor lights came on at the same time, and the <Zhong Yi scattering flowers> picture on the curtains became particularly conspicuous…

The painting showed Zhong Yi with a smile on his face. His tiger eyes were slightly closed, and his long beard was fluttering as golden flower petals that symbolized good luck scattered from his hands. The embroidery was extremely fine and at a glance, one could tell it was expensive from a first glance.

Yin Ren: “……” What is this thing?!

“I just saw it when I was helping Huang Jin move his things. The single bedrooms don’t have this kind of curtain,” Zhong Chengshuo explained with a smile.

Yin Ren: “Fuck forgiving him!”


In the evening, Haigu Municipal Hospital.

“Hey, have you heard that the grandson of the Qiu family signed for early discharge… His family isn’t short of money, so why don’t they let him stay for a few more days?”

“His family business is quite good, so maybe he can’t afford to stay.”

“What? How come I heard that Mr. Xiao Qiu is a dandy and doesn’t care about the business.”

“Who knows what’s going on in other people’s homes?”

Sun Qi’an was sitting in the cafeteria with her ears filled with gossip of her colleagues. At this location, it just so happened she could see the vestibule of the hospital. Sun Qi’an raised her eyes and stuffed a chopstick of vermicelli with fried bean sprouts into her mouth.

She saw the figure of “Mr. Xiao Qiu”.

Mr. Xiao Qiu’s name was Qiu Fang. He was thin and tall and wore an ill-fitting high-end jacket. At this moment, he was staggering out, accompanied by a woman, who she was unsure of whether it was a nurse or a relative. From this angle, Sun Qi’an could only see the backs of the two.

As Qiu Fang walked past a flower bed, he brushed shoulders with a man in dirty clothes. The man swayed more violently than Qiu Fang and stumbled forward, his speed increasing.

One step, two steps.

The dirty man trotted up and rushed at the gate of the hospital. He took out an old-fashioned pair of iron scissors lodged in his chest and stabbed the doctor closest to him.

Sun Qi’an almost choked on her vermicelli. She put down her chopsticks and opened her eyes wide.

Amidst the screams, Qiu Fang accelerated his pace among the scattered crowd. His shoulders brushed against a couple who were tightly hugging, almost knocking him over.

One step, two steps, three steps.

The couple suddenly stood still and began to argue fiercely about something. The man suddenly slapped the woman, and the woman screamed and reached out to grab her boyfriend’s face.

The scissors left a hole in the dirty man’s chest, and he used his nails to open up the flesh, spraying dark red blood everywhere.

Qiu Fang cranked his neck and finally turned his head.

Ignoring the bloody conflict, he looked at the restaurant behind the reflective glass. The hospital cafeteria was installed with one-way glass, so it stood to reason that the interior couldn’t be seen.

But Sun Qi’an had a feeling that Qiu Fang had discovered her prying eyes.

The young Mr. Qiu’s neck bent unnaturally as he bared his teeth and gave Sun Qi’an a twisted smile.

The author has something to say:

Minister Fu: Who knows where my happiness is?

Even kissing feels awkward in this room, Xiao Yin.

#Even Xiao Zhong couldn’t help laughing at the decoration

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Evil As Humans Ch117

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 117: The Fu Residence

Late at night.

Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo crawled under the covers. The light from their phones illuminated from below, casting a ghastly shadow on their handsome faces.

Yin Ren didn’t buy new pajamas. Since they were similar sizes, he directly borrowed a set from Zhong Chengshuo. Unlike Comrade Xiao Zhong, who fastened all his buttons tightly, Yin Ren only fastened the two middle buttons. Now, as he crawled under the covers, one side of his pajama shirt on his shoulder almost got pulled off.

The end of his black hair stretched out its translucent wings unscrupulously, and Zhong Chengshuo gathered them into a ball and hugged them in his arms like a pillow.

In the past, this feeling of living in a small space with people was unbearable for him. However, Yin Ren didn’t have the unique metabolic smell of the living, which Zhong Chengshuo found to be quite pleasant.

The eyes of the two were glued to the phone screen at the same time.

After dinner, they quickly created a WeChat group, labeling it “Paid Love Counseling” and added Dr. Sun to it.

At two in the morning, Sun Qi’an finally responded.

[Let Me See Your Heart: What’s up with this group name?]

[Fruit Knife: Qi’an Jie has worked hard. It’s just a joke. I heard from Zhong Ge that you’re kind of like a matchmaker. Let’s chat together sometime in the future. 😊]

[Fruit Knife: Speaking of which, what happened tonight wasn’t serious, right? At that time, we saw you had a very bad look.]

[Final Fruit: How’s the patient?]

Yin Ren slowly stretched out his hand and pressed the phone in Zhong Chengshuo’s hand. Zhong Chengshuo gave him a suspicious sideways glance and kissed him lightly on the cheek.

“Let me do it,” Yin Ren said.

[Fruit Knife: Zhong Ge is just a little worried about your emotions. After all, you just started your job not long ago…]

[Let Me See Your Heart: I know how he speaks~]

[Le Me See Your Heart: Actually, it’s nothing serious. It’s just a wealthy businessman whose father has been staying at our hospital. Today, coincidentally, his grandson had a heart attack while his grandfather was also experiencing heart failure at the same time. This might be what they all call “the legendary heart connection between grandparents and grandchildren”.]

[Fruit Knife: How coincidental.]

[Let Me See Your Heart: The grandfather couldn’t hold on this time and passed away. The grandson arrived a little late and almost became brain dead but was saved by the efforts of the experts in the department.]

[Let Me See Your Heart: Nowadays, being young and strong doesn’t guarantee health. Life is unpredictable. Irregular lifestyles are the most dangerous, so the two of you should avoid staying up late. I’m going to sleep now. Let’s talk another day.]

[Fruit Knife: Good night!]

“A wealthy businessman, staying in Haigu Municipal Hospital, and his surname is Qiu.” Zhong Chengshuo threw off the blanket and was about to get out of bed and turn on the computer. As a result, he struggled for a long time and found that there was an extra bunch of black hair around his waist.

Zhong Chengshuo: “?”

“Go to bed early. We’ll talk about it tomorrow,” Yin Ren said seriously. “Your body is important.”

Zhong Chengshuo looked at the hair around his waist, then at the computer, then back at the hair around his waist.

“Mm.” He slowly returned to bed and laid down properly. Even the hairball on his nightcap fell in the same position as yesterday.

In the dark, he stared at Yin Ren.

The latter understood. Yin Ren moved to the edge of the pillow, touching foreheads with the other person.

Zhong Chengshuo closed his eyes again, but Yin Ren couldn’t fall asleep for a long time. His deep red eyes emitted a faint light in the darkness.

Zhong Chengshuo’s warm breath blew over one breath at a time, like the tide.

It would be great if it could never really stop, like the tide.

This was the first time he had fallen in love with someone. Yin Ren didn’t think he was suddenly crazy. It was just that at this moment, in the feeling of freshness and happiness, there was also some bitterness.

Unlike the bitterness of the chocolate chips, he didn’t like the looming anxiety.


The next day, the brilliance in Yin Ren’s eyes disappeared.

Shian had sent a special car for the participants from the Haigu branch to Dongshan. Seeing the magnificent and bizarre Dongshan, which maintained the natural ecology, Lord Ghost King couldn’t help but feel disgusted from the bottom of his heart!

He had slept on mountains like this for at least eighty to a hundred times.

And no matter how he thought about it, there definitely wouldn’t be a cafeteria here.

Since they already disclosed their relationship, Yin Ren leaned on Zhong Chengshuo’s shoulder and said, “Isn’t the Fu family supposed to be very rich? Why aren’t they living in a luxurious penthouse in the center of Haigu with a rooftop swimming pool?”

The feeling of skin contact made Zhong Chengshuo stiff. Sensing the smell of Yin Ren, he relaxed his body again.

“The existence of non-science posts shouldn’t be known to ordinary people,” Zhong Chengshuo murmured. “The Fu family has lived here since 900 years ago, and their residence is extremely famous for its ancient architecture.”

Ge Tingting jumped out of the car with her schoolbag in her arms, followed by Huang Jin, who had a mixture of “I want to escape” and “But this is two million”. Lu Xiaohe was the last to get out, followed by Hao Wenzhe.

Who would have thought that the rear commander of the Emergency Management Department would have the worst face? Hao Wenzhe stared at the deep mountains and forests in front of him with an expression like a ten-year-old cat who was raised only indoors.

The next car was carrying participants from Shian’s B-level groups.

Bao Linlin and Wang Zhou got out of the car one after another, followed by Xiao Zhao, who was following the two of them. He was carrying so much equipment on his back that he suddenly lost his balance and fell into the mud. If it weren’t for Bao Linlin’s timely help, he would almost become the first member of Unit 7 to break their leg on this mountain.

After Zhao Shiyan, Wu Chiayi from Unit 6 also stepped out with his takeout box on his back. Comrade Xiao Wu looked at the distant mountain in shock and took a deep breath of the mountain air.

“Nice!” Xiao Wu’s voice turned into a string of echoes.

“B-level investigation team, Unit 7. Rear commander Zhao Shiyan, the science post Wang Zhou, and the non-science post Bao Linlin. Because the number in Unit 7 is too small, Unit 6’s Wu Jiayi is added as a substitute.”

Hao Wenzhe pulled a dead cat’s face as he announced in a lack of cadence.

“C-level investigation team, Unit 6. Rear commander Lu Xiaohe, science post Zhong Chengshuo, and non-science posts Yin Ren, Ge Tingting, and Huang Jin. These are the 9 participants. Over.”

He inputted everything on the screen of the tablet, then put it to sleep with a click.

“The coach of the Haigu team is Fu Xingchuan. He’s on vacation at home. You can meet him when you go up,” he added.

Yin Ren: “Oh…”

Before he could finish his sigh, he saw a string of updates in Shian’s app.

[Fu Xingchuan: Everyone can order whatever they want to eat. I’ll have the chef prepare it.]

[Hao Wenzhe: Can he make anything?]

[Fu Xingchuan: This is a retired master from a five-star hotel, so please feel free to order anything you like.]

[Hao Wenzhe: Then a bowl of *** brand frozen dumplings and sugar-free orange flavored soda.]

[Fu Xingchuan: ?]

When Yin Ren saw the words “five-star hotel”, the haze in his heart was swept away.

During the rest of the journey, Lord Ghost King was unusually cooperative. He held onto Zhong Chengshuo’s wrist without any reservation and happily led the way to the Fu family’s residence. Clear springs flowed around them, and the sounds of birds filled the air. The scenery here seemed frozen in time, as if it had remained unchanged for 900 years. While climbing the mountain, Ge Tingting kept exclaiming “Ahh” in amazement.

Even Huang Jin would give a second look at the scenery.

The Fu’s residence was located on the mountain with the steepest terrain. Taking a closer look, the magnificent building complex could be considered a small town. It could be seen that not many people were living there, but the various buildings were well maintained.

There were two vivid stone lions at the gate. Outside the courtyard, ancient vines and old trees grew against the wall, and the paintings on the wooden beams of the gate were simple and atmospheric, with no signs of wear and tear.

And there was a young man sitting on one of the stone lions.

The man was tall and had an assertive posture. His outfit was similar to that of Fu Xingchuan—a red robe. However, he wasn’t wearing a tassel earring. Instead, he had an exaggerated wooden mask on his face, engraved with runes unique to a sealing spirit weapon.

Very strong. Yin Ren made a judgment at a glance. This kid was young but was five or six points stronger than Fu Xingchuan, which was quite impressive.

In terms of cultivation strength, this person wasn’t much different from Xiang Jiang.

“Fu Tianyi, C-level, Unit 5 of the Yandu branch.” The man’s voice was a little youthful, and it sounded like he was twenty at most. “From Haigu? Welcome to my home.”

Yin Ren walked in the forefront and took a decisive step forward. “Yin Ren, C-level, Unit 9 of the Haigu branch.”

The masked man looked at him and then glanced at the members of Unit 9 behind Yin Ren.

“So the ‘good seedlings’ that second uncle mentioned are only at this level,” he commented loudly. “Let’s go. You should consider this a vacation.”

Yin Ren: “Okay.”

He really didn’t want to argue with this young and energetic kid. He was more concerned about the jujube wood-roasted duck and Mrs. Song’s fish soup that were prepared for lunch.

Zhong Chengshuo wouldn’t be provoked. He was busy observing the terrain near the Fu’s residence. Huang Jin’s face was numb, Lu Xiaohe kept smiling politely, while only Ge Tingting stomped her feet in anger.

She made a point to ensure he saw her roll her eyes at him.

Hao Wenzhe didn’t mince words. “So much useless drivel. Hurry up and lead the way. We’re all carrying luggage.”

Fu Tianyi snapped his fingers and waved his hand. At this moment, the gate of the Fu’s residence slowly opened. With thoughts of crispy roasted duck skin dipped in sugar, Yin Ren happily stepped into the manor.

A luxurious photo wall crashed into his retina at a speed of 80 miles per hour.

As a metaphysical family, the Fu family had a deep background. The wall behind the gate was especially grand. The wall was covered with colorful glazed tiles, and on it was a shiny relief of <Zhong Yi sealing an Evil Spirit>.

In the picture, the Great Celestial Master Zhong Yi was stepping on Yellow Millet. His body was scattered with light, and the nine-ring sword was pointed directly diagonally to an Evil Spirit. The Evil Spirit was painted like a mass of rotten flesh, surrounded by countless strange armies of evil beings, as if they were dark clouds that were pressing towards the Great Celestial Master, who was alone.

The relief had some age to it, and the craftsmanship of the artisan was simply divine. One could see the lines were smooth and the colors were bright, with runes engraved on the glazed tiles, exuding a strong positive energy towards the outside.

Fu Tianyi deliberately stopped for a while, enjoying the expression of the group being impressed.

Unfortunately, the two at the head clearly didn’t have such intentions.

Yin Ren looked at his relief with difficulty, not quite ready to point out the faults—the army of evil things were all by his side back then.

Compared to <Zhong Yi sealing an Evil Spirit>, this was more like <A brawl for hot pot>.

How truly embarrassing. Yin Ren had a vaguely bad feeling and subconsciously looked at Zhong Chengshuo, facing his eyes that were full of scrutiny.

“Did you really look like that before?” he mouthed.

Yin Ren stared at Zhong Chengshuo faintly. He had a strange feeling that they weren’t in the Fu family’s manor but in a well-known medical spa in Haigu.

“Comrade Zhong Chengshuo, what you see now is my original appearance.” Yin Ren snorted. “But if you don’t like it, I don’t mind changing back to that look.”

Zhong Chengshuo’s eyes lit up.

Yin Ren: “Wait, are you serious…?!”

“No, I just want to know. Can you change into other forms, like—”

“It’s mealtime. Let’s go in, put our things down, and eat. There will be plenty of opportunities to watch after training.” Hao Wenzhe straightened his backpack and wiped the sweat off his round face. The outdoor environment seemed to make him particularly irritable.

Zhong Chengshuo immediately shut his mouth and took his suitcase, circling around the gate’s decorative wall.

But a few steps away, he stopped again and looked at Yin Ren with complicated eyes.

Yin Ren glanced at the wall again, then followed. “What’s the matter, Zhong Ge? Is there something…”

After seeing the situation in the first courtyard of the Fu family, he immediately shut his mouth.

In the middle of the Fu family courtyard stood a towering statue of Zhong Yi, with the highest quality incense burner and offerings in front of it. Looking to both sides, the wooden offering tables were piled high with fresh meats and fine wines, while uneven red candles dripped long wax tears.

The red streamers were flying, and the blue smoke was rising, as if an endless sacrifice were taking place.

The person for whom the offerings were meant for was numb.

Oddly enough, Yin Ren didn’t mind this sort of thing before. Even when he was in the Ant Nest, his reaction wasn’t very strong. But now, when he saw through Zhong Chengshuo’s eyes, he suddenly felt a bit of shame.

He quickly muttered something and tried to adjust his breathing.

Fu Tianyi pricked up his ears curiously and amplified the sound with a spell, listening to what his prospective opponent was mumbling.

“Roasted duck meringue, roasted duck meringue, roasted duck meringue…”

Fu Tianyi: “……”

What core metaphysical post of Haigu?! This C-level was clearly a layman—facing Zhong Yi’s sacrificial site, those in the know must at least show some respect.

He retracted his gaze, and the corners of his mouth behind the mask curled.

“These are just decorations,” he said.

“There’s a bigger Zhong Yi shrine at home, but it’s a no-entry zone.”

Yin Ren’s face completely collapsed.

This kid, Fu Xingchuan, was definitely doing it on purpose—!

The author has something to say:

Fu Xingchuan: But so what?

Before challenging your opponent, let’s accumulate some sense of shame first, Comrade Xiao Yin—

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Evil As Humans Ch116

Author: 年终 / Nian Zhong

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/

Chapter 116: Sudden Accident

After the news of the competition was sent out, Fu Xingchuan slept peacefully for a long time.

Rather, to be precise, he slept for nearly a day.

Near the evening of the next day, Minister Fu woke up in his room at his old house. The setting sun cast the swaying shadows of the trees onto the ceiling, and the outline of the branches and leaves stretched diagonally, swaying in the orange-red halo.

Time seemed as if it were frozen.

Fu Xingchuan spread himself out on the bed and stared at the shadows of the trees without blinking. His phone was buzzing incessantly under his pillow. Based on Minister Fu’s past experience, he had at least a few hundred messages to deal with.

But Fu Xingchuan didn’t move.

After knowing that Yin Ren was most likely Zhong Yi, the boulder-like sense of crisis in his heart strangely disappeared. Even if he knew that Yin Ren was an evil being, he still couldn’t give birth to a heavy sense of crisis.

Ever since those two little brats entered Shian, Shian had been paying close attention to them…

As it turned out, the “popular idol” of the metaphysical world, the Great Celestial Master Zhong, once again appeared in the world, and not only did he not show any bitterness or deep hatred, but he didn’t delay in eating, drinking, and playing around.

Yin Ren was the kind of person who went out to the night market to buy snacks, came home to play games and watch third-rated dramas, and had a shopping list full of strange and cheap things that were “okay, but not necessary” to buy online. He was even dating a younger man.

If Yin Ren really wanted to tear up the spirit contract and unilaterally declare war, the flames of war would spread throughout Haigu. While the metaphysical cultivators would risk their lives and Shian wasn’t completely powerless in such a battle… facing such a “hypothetical enemy” really made him feel quite helpless.

Fu Xingchuan clamped the kicked blanket between his toes, wrapped himself up, and continued to lie on the bed.

As the genius of the Fu family, he had emerged in the metaphysical world since he was 14. At the age of 18, he officially joined Shian and was directly signed to an A-level special team. He had experienced countless metaphysical cases, large and small, and had passed through blood and fire in peaceful times. After running around in the dark for so many years, Fu Xingchuan experienced the real sense of “vacation” for the first time.

Ah, the situation was too difficult, and what he could do was too limited, so there was no point getting nervous.

Fu Xingchuan yawned and closed his eyes.

“Teacher roll call. Teacher roll call—” A special alarm rang, causing Fu Xingchuan to dip his hand under the pillow.

“Lao Li?”

“The investigation in Gengsheng Town is temporarily over. All the corpse samples in the Ant Nest have been transferred to the underground laboratory. A batch of information should be available in the near future.” Li Nian’s voice sounded a little suspicious. “What’s the matter with your voice? You haven’t gotten up yet, have you?”

“I’m still on annual leave.”

“…..” Li Nian was silent for a while. “Are you serious?”

“Weren’t you always nagging that I’m going to die suddenly? I’m just making up for it.” Fu Xingchuan yawned. “Why? Do you have any objections?”

“No,” Professor Li said. “Regarding Zhong Chengshuo, I asked Hao Wenzhe to coordinate with the police. This person isn’t simple. The only good news is that he and Yin Ren are semi-bound and don’t need to be monitored separately.”

“For the follow-up observation of those two people, do you have any other ideas besides the league?”

Fu Xingchuan pursed his lips and said, “Just watch the league. If they win, don’t we have a reason to give them a promotion and raise?”

Li Nian: “……?”

“They are not openly hostile to us now, and they are not pawns that can be controlled by external forces. It’s best to pursue peace.”

“You mean, an evil thing that has been famous for thousands of years that entered Shian incognito may have no purpose?”

“It’s hard to say.” Fu Xingchuan looked in the direction of the ancestral hall. “We can’t use decades of life experience to speculate on the thoughts of the super-elderly, can we?”

Thinking about it another way, Yin Ren seemed to have a normal mind for the time being. When he was discovered by Shian, he couldn’t necessarily shout at them, saying, “I’m the Ghost King who can control evil spirits” or “I’m the legendary Great Celestial Master Zhong Yi”—his destination would be either the bed in the underground next to Shian’s Evil Spirit or a special ward at Haigu Mental Health Center.

At least now they had data related to the “imitation” of the mountain town, so they wouldn’t be bumping around headlessly.

“Okay.” Li Nian didn’t delve further. “Has the league training location been set?”

Fu Xingchuan: “My home. I have trained here since I was a child and am familiar with the place.”

“…..” Li Nian was speechless.

Professor Li had a vague feeling that his partner had given up something very important in his life. As for what it was, he couldn’t tell at the moment. Li Nian thought for a few seconds, and when he spoke again, there was more hesitation in his voice.

“Fu Xingchuan, have you recently had a major conflict with your family?”

Considering the momentum of Unit 9 blowing everything up wherever they go…

“It’s fine. Look, they come into work every day, and isn’t the Shian campus still standing?”

The #1 Ghost General was answering in a tone similar to “believe in science and get rid of your superstition”.

“Speaking of which, today is a workday. Hao Wenzhe should have reported the situation of those two to you…”

“Yes, they went out for dinner.”



Lu Xiaohe held a glass of orange juice and spoke passionately.

“Congratulations to everyone in Unit 9 for your safe return!”

A group of people gathered in the hot pot restaurant where they had eaten before their departure. There were a lot of people this time, so Lu Xiaohe specially booked a private room…

In addition to the five members of Unit 9, Luo Bin and Qin Lele of Unit 8 also joined, and even Liang Shan and Sun Qi’an were also there—hearing that it was Lu Xiaohe’s treat, Yin Ren deliberately pulled a few more “outsiders” so he could find an excuse to pay the bill.

After all, Lu Xiaohe still had her mother to take care of, and her expenses were like flowing water.

…And strictly speaking, he and Zhong Chengshuo didn’t pass their “execution mission” smoothly. Yin Ren took a sip of his Coke, feeling desolation in his heart.

Fu Xingchuan really didn’t plan to let them go on living in peace. He and Zhong Chengshuo had been sticky all night. When they got up together, they saw the competition notice.

Amidst Dog Thing’s glowing barks, the warmth in Yin Ren’s heart instantly cooled.

Sure enough, Lu Xiaohe mentioned this in her next sentence. “Congratulations to our Unit 9 for qualifying for the league—Xiao Luo, Xiao Qin, don’t mind.”

Luo Bin and Qin Lele, the former who joined as a science post in Shian at the same time as Yin Ren, were assigned to Special Investigation Unit 8 and were now only a basic three-team group.

“Hey, you should go.” Lao Bin smiled and sandwiched a beef tendon ball between his chopsticks. “The work Unit 9 has done is impressive, and we admire it—we’ve been busy unclogging the sewers, but I actually discovered a new hallucinogenic fungus. I’ve been busy writing my dissertation paper and don’t have time to be an audience…”

The doctor in health toxicology mentioned his thesis with eyes full of brilliance.

Qin Lele had nothing to say. As an orthodox corpse servant of the Qin family, he was busy stuffing himself with beef tendon balls. “Look, candied hawthorns!”

Lu Xiaohe’s expression was complicated for a second.

Ah, this was a normal C-level investigation team. What the hell was she stuck with?

“Ms. Fang Yuanyuan came to me alone before.”

After Lu Xiaohe sat down, Ge Tingting quietly approached and turned her AI’s voice to a minimum.

“She asked me how I felt and if I wanted to transfer out to Unit 8 instead. She said that Unit 8 lacked combat strength and needed me very much. She even said Minister Fu had specially instructed her about this matter… Xiaohe Jie, does Shian think I’m not good enough? Is it because of my unauthorized actions before?”

Ge Tingting looked sadly at Luo Bin, whose hair was thinning, and at Qin Lele, a burly man who was holding two skewers of beef tendon, with rejection written all over her face.

Lu Xiaohe’s heart soured.

“It’s not your problem. Your previous performance was very good. I have been watching!” She patted Ge Tingting on the back. “What did you say?”

“I refused. I said that Yin Ren and Zhong Chengshuo are very good. They are obviously newcomers like me, but they are much better than me. I want to use them as my goal to catch up and continue to work hard.”

Ge Tingting’s AI whispered.

“So I don’t want to transfer away until I reach this goal.”

Knowing that two were good enough to be assigned an “execution mission”, Lu Xiaohe: “……”

Huang Jin, who knew even more, said, “…Why doesn’t Fang Yuanyuan ask me if I want to transfer?” He even dreamed of being transferred away.

“It’s not good to eavesdrop.” Lu Xiaohe picked up a slice of beef with her chopsticks.

“I can see what you’re thinking.” Huang Jin pointed to his eyes with a numb face.

Lu Xiaohe made a face at Huang Jin from a position he couldn’t see and didn’t respond back.

“What is this league you guys are talking about?” Sun Qi’an asked curiously. “Is it like a competition between different units to evaluate their performance?”

“Almost.” Lu Xiaohe took the opportunity to change the subject. “Oh, that’s right. Not everyone knows about what’s going on.”

Now that the competition was only tentatively determined to be held, the details hadn’t been released yet. It didn’t involve a confidentiality clause for the time being, so it was fine to talk about it.

Sure enough, upon hearing what she said, the newcomers simultaneously cast their gazes over.

“Shian has nearly 100 branches in different cities. There are no nominal headquarters, and the small branches are uniformly managed by larger branches.”

Lu Xiaohe picked up a piece of beef neck and dipped it in sauce.

“For example, in Gengsheng Town, where you went before, there’s a small branch in Luotian, the city closest to it. This Luotian branch is under the jurisdiction of Haigu—there are three such large branches in the entire country.”

“The Yandu branch in the capital, the Linnan branch in the south, and of course the Haigu branch. Every three years, these three major branches will hold a joint exercise competition, mainly composed of B- and C-level investigation teams in their division.”

Yin Ren picked up a piece of lean meat with his chopstick for Zhong Chengshuo. “A-levels aren’t participating?”

“A-level investigation teams have big cases to follow, and they can’t get away.” Lu Xiaohe shrugged. “Sometimes the whole department is busy, and there may be a shortage of players. Our Haigu branch didn’t participate for the first two seasons, so it’s not a big deal.”

Zhong Chengshuo tentatively picked up a few meatballs for Yin Ren. “It doesn’t sound very important.”

“Don’t underestimate it—if you pass and win the league, the C-level investigation team can be directly promoted to the B-level. The winning group will also have a bonus of two million per person, and the division will also receive more funds.”

Zhong Chengshuo: “That sounds good.”

Yin Ren bit the meatball bitterly and thought that Fu Xingchuan and his promotion plan had arrived—he had no doubt that if it weren’t for worrying about attracting attention, Fu Xingchuan would just directly promote them to an A-level investigation team.

“Two million…” Luo Bin showed a fascinated expression for a few seconds. “Forget it, forget it. This kind of fighting and killing is really unsuitable for us. If we have to go on another business trip, my girlfriend will break up with me.”

Speaking of this, he winked at his fellow member of the same period, Yin Ren. “Yin Ren, you should also pay attention to your personal affairs. You Unit 9 are busy every day and can’t get in touch with outsiders. You and Xiao Zhong are both handsome guys. It’s such a waste to just sit here.”

Yin Ren smiled at him. “I—”

“This is exactly the issue we’re talking about.” Zhong Chengshuo swallowed a piece of vegetable with a serious expression. “The situation is appropriate now. In order to reduce possible troubles and misunderstandings in the future, and to ensure…”

“Zhong Ge and I are in a serious relationship.” Yin Ren interrupted his lover’s tirade.


Huang Jin’s sauce dish fell to the floor and broke in half.

Those who knew, like Lu Xiaohe and Sun Qi’an, controlled their facial expressions well, while Liang Shan whistled. Ge Tingting looked at the two in confusion before she finally realized.

Huang Jin: “You..he…you…fuck me…!”

Didn’t Zhong Chengshuo know that Yin Ren is an evil being? King Yama’s interest in evil things had reached this point?! Wasn’t this quite perverted? Wasn’t there any relevant law stopping this?

Luo Bin: “Come on, brother. It’s the modern era. Let’s be more open-minded. Anyway, we don’t have any restrictions on office romance.”

Huang Jin looked sadly at this doctor, who was full of “it’s so good to be in love”, and a small whimper escaped from his throat.

Fortunately, Sun Qi’an’s phone rang, temporarily rescuing Huang Jin, who was on the verge of collapse.


Sun Qi’an picked up, and the smile on her face disappeared a little.

“…What? Slow down… I see. I’ll go back immediately.”

Sun Qi’an hurriedly picked up her purse and nodded to the crowd.

“Sorry, something urgent just happened at the hospital, so I have to go back immediately.”

Zhong Chengshuo: “Urgent?”

Sun Qi’an didn’t hide it and sighed. “It was a coincidence. The patient in our special ward suddenly had heart failure, and at the same time, his grandson was hospitalized for a heart attack. What can you say about this family… haa.”

She shook her head and made another call, speaking as she was walking out.

“Hello? Do you still have the number for Elder Qiu’s family? The hospital needs it…”

Yin Ren’s and Zhong Chengshuo’s chopsticks both froze at the same time.

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