Chapter 124: A New Partner
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Flamy, are you willing to be my partner? Gao Peng transmitted his thoughts to Flamy.
It was followed by a long silence.
Just as Gao Peng felt that he wouldn’t succeed, he heard a clear and melodious voice.
Can you help me get revenge? Flamy’s voice was full of hatred.
If we sign the Blood Contract, you will be one of us, and your problems will become my problems, Gao Peng answered solemnly.
Another long silence followed. Just before Gao Peng was about to exit Flamy’s consciousness, a slender red claw appeared and pressed down on the Blood Contract.
The Blood Contract shattered and vanished. Gao Peng felt a new connection between Flamy and him.
Gao Peng opened his eyes. He saw Flamy looking at him curiously. Flamy then turned around and went towards a tree in the backyard, sitting under it. It bent the single leg, dropped its white wings, and pressed its back against the tree.
Gao Peng had never seen such a strange sleeping position before. Weren’t red-crowned cranes suppose to sleep while standing on one leg, with another leg tucked inside its wings? Why was Flamy different from others?
Gao Peng transmitted his thoughts to Flamy via the Blood Contract.
Flamy turned its head and glanced at Gao Peng. I only have one leg.
Then you should be sleeping with your chest on the ground instead of having your back against the tree.
Flamy sighed, then turned towards the moon and looked at it for a long time. It then said softly, But sleeping like this is comfortable.
“Anyone here? Is the owner in?” the sound of a car breaking could be heard outside the villa. Gao Peng heard someone shouting.
Gao Peng went to the front courtyard to open the door. The dim lights allowed Gao Peng to get a clear look at the driver. He was around 30 years old, had a patchy beard, and wore a yellow uniform.
“The furniture is here already? Bring it in,” Gao Peng said. He opened the door and called them over to bring the furniture in.
The person nodded and called another who was wearing a hat to carry the furniture.
While carrying the furniture, the two of them kept looking around the house as if they were searching for something.
“Mister, your villa is quite big,” the yellow shirt-wearing driver laughed. He realized that Gao Peng didn’t respond, so his laugh just became a dry laugh.
They were quite fast and finished bringing everything in within half an hour. Gao Peng kept the familiars in the backyard while this was going on; he didn’t want to scare anyone.
After moving everything, they wiped their sweat, said goodbye to Gao Peng, and left.
Gao Peng looked on as the truck left. He then turned around towards the villa.
There was another week before the result for the first round of the exam would be released. Gao Peng let out a yawn and called Dumby over to help with arranging some of the furniture. Dumby was especially useful for such situations.
The villa had two floors. The ceiling was taller than most villas to allow Dumby to walk comfortably in the house.
A shorty like Da Zi, on the other hand, did not have to worry about such an issue.
The repairman for the gate would arrive the next day, and the walls needed a new coat of paint as well.
Gao Peng did not go upstairs to sleep, as he was used to sleeping on the sofa. He laid down on the sofa and sank down into the cushions, letting out a moan due to how comfortable it was.
The light from the stars came in from the windows. Gao Peng closed his eyes, and within moments, he started to snore.
Da Zi looked at Gao Peng and went upstairs. When it reached the second floor, it opened the bedroom door and took a blanket from the bed.
Da Zi fell and rolled down the stairs, then placed the blanket over Gao Peng.
When it saw how deeply asleep Gao Peng was, Da Zi shook its feelers in happiness. It laid down on the sofa and slept beside its master. Da Zi was happy as long as it could stay with Gao Peng.
It was late at night.
All the familiars were sleeping quietly.
A few suspicious-looking people were moving towards the villa.
“Are you sure only the owner lives here?”
“Relax, I’ve checked with my own eyes. Only one person lives there!” one of them said with certainty. “There is definitely only one person in there! If I’m wrong, I’ll eat shit when we get home.”
“That’s good if that’s the case,” the other person had a breath a sigh of relief when he heard the guarantee.
Almost all the lights in the villa were off. Only the dim yellow light at the front door still emitted a warm light.
The men approached slowly. The insoles in their shoes were very thick, and there wasn’t any noise when they stepped on the grass.
“We will leave after we finish stealing. No matter if we succeed or not,” the most trusted among the group said. “And another thing. No killing under any circumstances. We are just here to steal. The people who are able to live in these kinds of villas are definitely rich and powerful. If someone dies, the matter will be escalated.”
“Understood,” the other two nodded.
In the living room stood a skeleton. The Soul Flames in its eyelids lit up and the weak blue flames started to swell rapidly.
Outside the villa, one of the men took out a black flower pot from his bag the size of a fist.
The flowerpot suddenly cracked in half, and two emerald green vines emerged out from the soil. They started to twist upwards together and sprout green leaves.
The growth was so fast that one could see it with the naked eye. It only stopped growing when its roots started to show. The vines had grown more than seven feet. They were touching the ground and full of pink flower buds.
“Wait a minute. Tell your familiar to slow down. Don’t gas us before you gas our target like last time,” the person on the side said nervously. He then took out a gas mask from his pocket.
After all of them put on their gas masks, the flower buds started to open, and a pink cloud started to spread.
After waiting for half an hour, they started to move towards the villa.
The villa’s gate was broken so it was left open. One of the men walked towards it carefully. He moved his head inside and took a look around.
The living room was very quiet so he waved his hands to call the others to move in.
But no one came to him. Where did they go?
He turned around and saw a silver skeleton walking towards him underneath the moonlight. He could see his partners lying on the ground through the holes of the skeleton. He didn’t know if they were alive or dead.