Chapter 38: A Human or a Ghost?
When Mu Yi suddenly experienced those scenes, he felt a cold sweat all over his body and had to take a few deep breaths to calm himself. Such a horrible experience.
When he was trying to figure out what happened, it was as if he was able to experience the entire murder.
Mu Yi was now convinced that the murderer wasn’t a ghost but a human.
“Is that everything you needed me to know? Don’t worry. I will help find the person who killed you,” Mu Yi suddenly said while looking towards the corpse.
When everyone in the room heard Mu Yi, they were scared to death, especially Su Jinlun, who was standing next to Mu Yi. He could see everything clearly, Mu Yi was currently talking to the corpse.
Even though he had already seen a ghost, what he was witnessing at this moment was even more terrifying.
Peng Songlai and Su Chongshan, who had their back turned, also shuddered with dread, Su Jinlun has the best reaction of the group.
The only one who wasn’t scared was Song Qi, but then he suddenly shouted, “Hurry, come and look! All of his muscles have just became lax!”
When Song Qi shouted, Peng Songlai and Su Chongshan suddenly turned around and looked. Su Jinlun was frightened as he stared at the corpse.
It was as if the corpse was still alive and finally relaxed after having been under pressure for a long time, like it had suddenly felt relieved.
But it was just a corpse, so how could it feel relaxed? Was there a ghost? Mu Yi had just spoken to a ghost?
When Peng Songlai took everything in, he subconsciously stepped backwards. Su Chongshan’s face turned deathly pale, but he was much less shocked than Peng Songlai.
“Incredible. It’s just incredible,” Song Qi said while gasping with amazement. Then, he looked at Mu Yi. Song Qi’s eyes were bright because he understood that the changes in the corpse were because of Mu Yi.
Song Qi looked at the corpse again and inspected every single inch. How strange! He had seen many strange things in his life, so he wasn’t afraid. He knew more about death and the body than ordinary people.
He now considered Mu Yi to be an incredible scholar. Even though he was young, he was extremely knowledgeable.
Mu Yi remained silent and looked pensive. He didn’t sense any yin Qi from the body, which was the first indicator that there was no ghost. Therefore, the killer couldn’t be a ghost, and because of his vision of the murder, he was slowly starting to piece the clues together.
Actually, Mu Yi had already understood a great deal. However, it was difficult to find the murderer because there were no clues to their identity.
One thing Mu Yi didn’t understand was how he had chosen the victim. Was there anything special about the victim? Mu Yi thought back to the wedding procession he encountered in the village.
“Counselor Peng, do you have a portrait of the deceased?” Mu Yi asked Peng Songlai.
“A portrait? We do. My daughter likes painting, so she made many portraits of him. I’ll send someone to bring the paintings here,” Peng Songlai said to Mu Yi immediately.
“No need. Instead, I would like to visit the other rooms with the two investigators.” Mu Yi said straightforwardly.
There was no clues to be found in this room, so Mu Yi wanted to see the other rooms to search for clues.
The investigators were probably very skilled in finding clues, so Mu Yi was happy to collaborate with people who could help him solve this murder.
“Alright, I’ll arrange it,” Peng Songlai said while nodding. Now, he was convinced that Mu Yi was a skilled Taoist Priest. He wouldn’t hesitate if it meant finding the murderer.
After that, Peng Songlai led the way for the investigators and Mu Yi, but this time, Su Chongshan didn’t follow. He was quite old and didn’t have the energy to walk everywhere with them. Also, agitation wasn’t good for old people’s hearts. He had already gone with them to the room that contained the corpse, and that was already courageous enough.
The two investigators looked at Mu Yi even more respectfully than before, it seemed like Peng Songlai was much more respectful towards Mu Yi after what happened. Song Qi remained patiently behind Mu Yi, making Mu Yi look like the leader of the group. Making the two investigators even more curious about what happened.
After all, they knew perfectly well how erudite Song Qi was. Even though he was humble, people who knew him understood that he had a proud nature and respected knowledge over all. They were wondering what happened in the room with the corpse to cause such a change in both parties.
No matter what, they knew they had to behave.
Apart from Song Qi, Su Jinlun also stayed with Mu Yi. By staying with Mu Yi, he could also start to learn from him.
Very quickly, the two investigators, Mu Yi, and Su Jinlun arrived in a room. Mu Yi looked at the table and saw a candle that gave him a familiar feeling. He had seen this room in his vision.
He immediately noticed ashes, blood, and a white cloth. The ground was slightly dusty, but nothing had changed.
There were two floors in building, and the window overlooked the snow-covered courtyard.
“Brothers, have you found any clues in this room?” Mu Yi asked the investigators. They both looked peculiar when together, with one being older, but short and the other being tall and young.
The tall one was in his twenties, and he looked strong and a little simple. However, when looking into his eyes, it was similar to locking eyes with an eagle.
The short one was about the same age as Song Qi, and he looked like he was very detail-oriented. He gave a sense of tiredness by the large black bags under his eyes.
Even though he looked quite harmless, Mu Yi wouldn’t underestimate him based on looks.
He wasn’t a young man and he looked like the leader of the pair.
“Little Miao, tell the Master what you found!” the older investigator said to the younger one. He sounded a bit angry, and he called Mu Yi “Master” without a care about his young age.
Mu Yi glanced at him meaningfully. When he was traveling with the old Taoist Priest, he had seen many people. He had a lot of experience, but compared to the older investigator, he still felt inexperienced.
“Alright,” the younger one said while nodding. However, he seemed slightly angry.