Chapter 110: Above the Water’s Surface (Part One)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The police arrived at the studio just three minutes after the Shield Demon Armored Spider killed the two robbers.
When they got out of the elevator, they discovered the destroyed door and glass pieces littered all over the ground. The door opened, and the lights came up.
A few police officers at the front had a bad feeling and instantly rushed inside the building.
The scent of blood filled the air.
“Put your hands in the air!” A few police officers raised their gun and aimed it at Gao Peng, the only person alive at the scene.
“Stay there! Put your hands over your head and get down!”
Gao Peng was very calm. There was no need to be an idiot and scream for his innocence during that time. He crossed his hands and put them behind his head as he crouched. He said, “I am Gao Peng, I’m the victim. You can check my information.” At the same time, Gao Peng also made sure that Stripey would not show any hostility.
“The police don’t hurt law-abiding citizens, and Chinese don’t hit Chinese.” Gao Peng said things like that as he slowly crouched down. On Gao Peng’s head there was a shocking wound. Fresh blood poured out of the wound ceaselessly, and half his face was tinted with it.
As soon as they ensured that Gao Peng would not exert any hostility, the police officers came up to him and cuffed his hands.
They quickly moved and checked the corpses on the ground. There were large holes in the heads of both the bodies and in the brain matter, and blood flowed out and spilled on the ground. It looked horrifying.
The corpses were still warm.
By their side was the corpse of a centipede about the size of an arm. It was torn in two and green and yellow colored fluid covered the ground. On the side, there was one more, a plasticine-like monster that was making gurgling noises and moving slowly.
“The situation is under control. The situation is under control. Someone is injured, call the doctors,” a police officer said into his walkie-talkie.
Inside the interrogation room, an officer asked, “Why did you kill them?”
“What I did should be considered self-defense,” Gao Peng answered. His head was bandaged.
Seeing the calm on Gao Peng’s face, the interrogator frowned. “Based on the results of our investigation, they had already lost the ability to fight by then!”
“But I did not know whether they had the ability to fight back or not. Moreover, you see that he used the hammer to hit my head.” Gao Peng laughed and pointed to his bandaged head.
Of course, that was not created by the person using his hammer, it was a fake wound that Gao Peng created himself after he killed someone.
“But by then, the two of them were trapped by your spider familiar. You could have just handed them over to the police.”
Gao Peng remained silent. They had wanted to kill him, and he really did not want to let the two of them go.
If he left it to the police, at most they would have been charged with breaking and entering and attempted murder.
Gao Peng sighed in his heart. It seemed as if… he wasn’t a good person. He could not be considered a good person based on the traditional definition of a good person.
But. So what? He never cared about these things. If one wanted to stay alive in this world, one needed to learn to be merciless. Moreover, he had given the two of them a chance.
“That was the action of my familiar. Because the two of them wanted to kill me, my familiar fell into a state of anger, and it killed them both as retaliation,” Gao Peng said.
The interrogator frowned and wanted to continue asking questions, when a knock came from the door.
The police officer opened the door and saw that the chief of the department stood outside. Beside the chief was an old man that he did not recognize.
“It’s alright, the result of this investigation is out. The two of them broke and entered, and attempted murder. The victim only acted out of self-defense,” the chief said.
Once the interrogator saw that the chief had made an appearance himself, he knew that the case was already out of his hands. He nodded and cleared out the pens and paper before leaving the interrogation room.
Gao Peng recognized the person standing beside the chief. He was truly startled beyond belief. He would never have imagined that Uncle Liu would appear there.
Although he knew that Uncle Liu did not have a simple background, he could not help but try to guess Uncle Liu’s real identity as he saw him standing beside the chief of the police department.
“It’s alright. Everything is fine now. Let’s head back,” Uncle Lu said to Gao Peng, smiling.
Gao Peng had a mass of questions he suppressed as he walked out of the police station. He kept wanting to ask, but whenever the words came he did not know where to start.
It was in this odd and silent atmosphere that the both of them reached the bottom of the staircase.
“I was commissioned by someone else to protect you,” Uncle Liu said suddenly while they were upstairs.
Gao Peng was startled and turned around. He locked eyes with Uncle Liu.
Uncle Liu displayed a smile on his face, bright as a blossoming chrysanthemum, and said, “Don’t you want to know who it is?”
Gao Peng looked at Uncle Liu and asked with a shred of doubt, “Is it my maternal grandfather?”
He guessed correctly so easily! Uncle Liu’s smile froze.
“Normal people wouldn’t spend so much effort, after all… who would protect some orphan?” Gao Peng felt calm. Ever since Stripey had killed those two thieves, his emotions had been weird.
“Ever since the Cataclysm, grandfather’s life and death have been unknown, but that did not mean that it was certain that grandfather met with an accident… The only person I can think of is him. I really can’t see why anyone else would spare so much effort to have someone protect me,” Gao Peng said, mocking himself.
Uncle Liu did not answer him. But from Uncle Liu’s expression, he knew the answer.
He sighed. Gao Peng’s expression seemed complicated. “Is grandfather well?”
No matter what, he was his grandfather. Blood was thicker than water.
Grandfather must have had his own reasons for not visiting him.
There was no logical explanation for his grandfather sending someone to protect him for so long.
“Old Ji is still doing good and is lively. It shouldn’t be hard for him to live a few more decades,” Uncle Liu chuckled and said. “The only thing is that something happened on the company’s side. He couldn’t come and look for you in these two years, but the matter concerning the company is almost settled now. Old Ji was extremely angry when he heard that you were sent to the police station today. It’s rare for me to see him that angry. He wasn’t this angry, even when someone from the company attempted to wrest power from him.”
“Yeah…” Gao Peng was silent. “As long as he’s doing well.”
It was incomprehensible to suddenly find out that he had one relative still alive in the world. Although Gao Peng seemed calm on the surface, his heart was in complete chaos.
Uncle Liu knew that it was time to leave Gao Peng alone to quiet himself.
When he got home, Gao Peng could no longer stay calm. He accidentally cut his finger while chopping vegetables.
Da Zi, who was sleeping in the living room, woke up after being startled. Did someone just punch my legs?”
Who is it?
Who is it? Da Zi thought.
It got up in full alert and walked around in the bedroom.
Gao Peng sighed as he looked at the cucumber that was cut unevenly.
He casually threw the vegetables into the pot and began cooking.
Today, an accident had occurred during Stripey’s evolution process, Gao Peng accidentally found information that his grandfather was alive, and gained understanding of the real identity of the person who had been taking care of him in secret all these years.
Gao Peng was a little tired. He just wanted to rest for a while.