Chapter 170: Ghost Assistant (II)
Shao Feidu has no wish to become friends with a ghost at all. He only wished that he would quickly leave. He looked safe and harmless now, but who knew when he would get mad and start throwing his head at him.
“Are you very scared of ghosts?” Shang Ke pretended to sit on the chair and said to Shao Feidu, “If you were born being able to see ghosts, then you should be used to it by now.”
Shao Feidu sat dumbly in front of the dining table and watched silently as the auntie who delivered dinner placed the dishes on the table for him.
The auntie was a middle-aged woman around 50 years old and was also expressionless like Shao Feidu. After placing the dishes, she turned around and went to the living room to watch the TV. Her leisure manner made her seem like she was in her own house.
Shang Ke looked at her in uncertainty, but immediately turned his attention back to the table. There were three dishes, soup and dessert placed on the table. The appearance looked good, but the food wasn’t hot anymore. Shang Ke floated towards the box used by the auntie to deliver the food. It was a hardcover thermal insulation box which could freely adjust the temperature and even has heating function. However, the thermal insulation function of this box was obviously not activated.
Shang Ke has checked the information before. Shao Feidu is the eldest young master of the Shao family which is one of the four richest families in the north capital. There were rumours that he had given up his family inheritance rights for piano. But even if that was the case, he still had his family background and fame. It shouldn’t be to the point that an assistant and even the food delivering auntie could neglect him like this?
To add on, his man would never endure humiliation by others no matter how bad the situation he was in. However, what was happening now was Shao Feidu quietly eating his cold food. There was not a single criticism.
Based on Shao Feidu’s previous behaviour, Shang Ke guessed that he might be suffering from some sort of mental illness. However, there was no information regarding this on the internet. Is he being bullied because of this?
Shang Ke looked at him sympathetically. He was once such an arrogant man, now he was at the mercy of others like a soft persimmon.
As he thought, his ghost hand stretched over unconsciously and touched Shao Feidu’s head.
Shao Feidu froze once again. His mouth which was holding food didn’t move.
Shang Ke withdrew his hand and assured, “Don’t worry Dudu, I will protect you from now on and will not let you suffer.”
Dudu… Shao Feidu’s lips moved and he slowly swallowed the food.
After eating, the auntie tidied up the table and left with the thermal insulation box.
“Is she not going to do laundry for you?” Shang Ke followed Shao Feidu to the bathroom and asked when he saw the pile of clothes in the storage basket.
Shao Feidu carried the bathrobe and stood silently in the bathroom while glancing at the ghost which was haunting him with the corner of his eyes.
“You bathe, I will wait for you outside.” Shang Ke floated out considerately and the bathroom door closed automatically.
Shang Ke took the chance to familiarise himself with the surroundings while Shao Feidu was bathing. The villa Shao Feidu was staying in was quite far from the city center. The environment was indeed quiet, but it was too quiet. There were not many people, but there were plenty of ghosts.
It was especially so at night. The yin energy was strong and all sorts of wandering spirits started moving around. Most of them were harmless and would disappear soon. Only ghosts with deep hatred and obsession would remain in the human world.
At this moment, Shang Ke suddenly heard the sound of objects falling onto the floor from the bathroom. He quickly floated over to check the situation.
When he passed through the bathroom door, he saw two ghost hands sticking out of the mirror. The long nails slide over the mirror causing an ear-piercing sound.
Shao Feidu was stuck to the wall as he stared intently at the two ghost hands. It was obvious that he got scared again.
Shang Ke floated to the mirror immediately. He grabbed one of the ghost’s hands and pulled it strongly as he tried to drag the ghost out of the mirror. However, he had pulled out a 7-8 metres long arm and still couldn’t see the ghost’s true appearance.
Shang Ke felt that there was no end to this arm, so he quickly made a fried dough twist and stuffed the hand back into the mirror. At the same time, he warned sinisterly, “This is my turf from now on, don’t come out and scare people for no reason!”
A blurry ghost figure appeared in the mirror, then it immediately disappeared.
Shang Ke nodded his head in satisfaction. Although the system didn’t provide him information regarding his identity, he was very sure that his strength as a ghost wasn’t low. He was at least at the level of a vengeful ghost. Or else, there was no way he wouldn’t be afraid of the sun and could move objects with telekinesis.
“Alright, he’s gone.” Shang Ke turned around and patted Shao Feidu’s shoulder in reassurance. However, he was shocked to realise that his hand actually touched the real thing instead of passing through his body.
To prove that it wasn’t a misconception, he used both his hands. He touched all about someone’s naked body and paid special attention to the object between the legs.
Shang Ke was having fun touching when Shao Feidu finally spoke, “Have you touched enough?”
A strange feeling rose in his heart as he watched the fair fingers moving about on his body. It felt as if he had soaked himself in ice water but a burning sensation could be felt on his skin. The hot and cold clashed, making him feel uncomfortable and at the same time an indescribable comfort.
Shang Ke floated a step back. He gave a thumbs up while smiling and said, “Nice figure.”
Shao Feidu took out a towel from the side and wrapped it around his waist. Then, he turned and walked out of the bathroom.
Shang Ke used telekinesis and returned the dropped toiletries back to their original position. Then, he stretched his hand to grab the toothbrush. He managed to grab the toothbrush successfully. When he used his mind powers, the toothbrush passed through his fingers again and dropped back into the cup.
He couldn’t touch anything during the day, but he could easily do so during the night. It’s most probably due to the stronger yin energy at night, boosting his powers and allowing him to turn intangible or tangible whenever he wanted.
Shang Ke’s mood was quite pleasant after discovering his new ability. He turned around to walk out, but he didn’t pay attention to controlling his body, causing him to hit the bathroom door directly and was bounced back. Although it didn’t hurt, it was pretty awkward.
It was inevitable that he would make such a mistake as he had little experience being a ghost. Shang Ke comforted himself while he controlled his body and passed through the glass door.
At this moment, Shao Feidu was already lying on the bed seemingly ready to sleep. However, his eyes were still open and glancing around vigilantly. He immediately looked away when he saw Shang Ke coming over.
“Sleep. I will guard you.” Shang Ke sat casually on the floor.
Who could sleep when there was a ghost at the side of your bed? Shao Feidu looked at the ceiling silently.
The room was silent and only the sound of gentle wind and whirling leaves outside the window could be heard.
At this moment, the lights in the room suddenly went out and their surroundings plunged into darkness. Shang Ke could hear Shao Feidu panting from the bed. Shang Ke sneered unhappily and the lights came back on again. Immediately afterwards, he saw a woman’s head slowly rising up beside Shao Feidu’s pillow. He quickly raised his arm and smacked the head back under Shao Feidu’s surprised gaze.
He had just smacked the head away when he saw the blanket at the end of the bed shaking a few times. Shang Ke walked over and lifted the blanket. He pulled away the ghost hand that was grabbing onto Shao Feidu’s ankle, then scared the ghost away using his ghost energy.
Shao Feidu’s special physique allowed him to see, hear and even touch ghosts. It was still okay in the day, but he couldn’t hide the moment night came.
If it were others, they probably would have asked for some items that could ward off evil spirits to be placed by their side. However, Shao Feidu had probably never done it before seeing how he was now.
Which meant that he would be harrassed by ghosts every night and fell asleep in fear with much difficulty?
Shang Ke walked towards Shao Feidu’s side and helped him pull his blanket. He said softly, “Don’t worry Dudu. I will help you chase those ghosts away.”
Shao Feidu didn’t say anything.
Shang Ke lay on the side of the bed and looked at him, “Do you know what is a ‘guardian spirit’? I’m your guardian spirit and will protect you from being harmed by other ghosts.”
Guardian spirit… Shao Feidu turned his head and looked directly at Shang Ke for the first time.
After setting aside his previous fear, the ghost before him had a very beautiful face. His jet-black hair hung down softly on his forehead and he had a pair of amber eyes that shone brightly. He looked like a living person. Shao Feidu couldn’t help but want to touch him, but ultimately didn’t move.
What he was afraid of wasn’t exactly the ghost, but the outcasts that were different from normal people and their pain that they didn’t know how to vent.
At this moment, a cold palm covered his eyes and he heard him saying, “Sleep at ease, Dudu.”
Shao Feidu closed his eyes and his nervous mood calmed down unexpectedly. When he was on the verge of sleeping, he heard Shang Ke say, “By the way, I’m called ‘Shang Ke’. You can call me ‘Keke”.”
He had a good sleep. When Shao Feidu woke up, the first thing he did was find Shang Ke. However, he couldn’t find him after glancing around the room. He couldn’t help but sulk a little: Didn’t he say that he will be my guardian spirit?
When Shao Feidu entered the bathroom, he realised that the storage basket was already empty. He looked towards the veranda and saw that the clothes were hung neatly outside for drying. When the morning wind blew through, he could smell a light fragrance.
After washing up, Shao Feidu went to the living room and immediately heard some noises. He followed the sound and entered the kitchen, then saw breakfast placed above the large marble table. Hot steam could be seen rising up from the food.
“Good morning, Dudu.” Shang Ke sat floating on one corner of the dining table and greeted Shao Feidu with a smile.
Shang Ke’s body during the day was translucent. The sunlight passed through his body and shone onto the fresh flowers in the vase, lighting up the dew drops on the petals.
Fresh flowers? Only then did Shao Feidu notice this decoration that didn’t exist originally. He guessed that the ghost had probably gotten it here. In the midst of the morning light, fresh flowers, aroma and beautiful atmosphere, Shao Feidu felt his appetite growing. He sat before the dining table and started enjoying his breakfast.
“Are you going to the piano room after eating?” Shang Ke asked.
Shao Feidu ate silently and didn’t answer.
Shang Ke didn’t mind it and continued saying, “I know that you can play the piano very well. Can you play a song for me later?”
Shao Feidu still didn’t speak. It was only when Shang Ke heard the door opening and floated towards the door when he softly replied, “Mm.”
The one who came in was the auntie. She had come to deliver Shao Feidu’s breakfast. After reaching the dining hall, she was stunned to see the empty bowls on the table.
“Young master Du, did you make this yourself?” The auntie asked in uncertainty.
Shao Feidu didn’t pay her any attention. He got up and headed towards the piano room.
The auntie clicked her tongue as she watched his back figure, “He looks normal, but unfortunately he has autism.”
Autism? So he has autism? The suspicions in Shang Ke’s heart was finally resolved after hearing the auntie’s muttering.
The auntie was still talking endlessly over there as if being sent here to take care of Shao Feidu was such a terrible thing. Shang Ke felt displeased. He quietly moved the table and chair a little bit using telekinesis, causing her to fall onto the floor.
Shao Feidu had already entered the piano room and didn’t hear the scream outside. He picked up the music sheets he hadn’t had the time to put away yesterday, then sat before the piano and rubbed his fingers. When he saw a white figure floating in from the corner of his eyes, he slowly placed his fingers on the piano key and started playing the piano skillfully.
He was no longer able to carry out long performances ever since injuring himself two years ago. However, he didn’t actually mind it. The reason why he chose to learn the piano in the first place was because the sound of the piano could bring him calm and let him forget his loneliness and fear.
He liked composing music more than playing the piano. Creating music was like building a world of endless possibilities, and he was the king of such a world. He could bring them life or lead them to their death.
Halfway through, the piano sound abruptly stopped. Shao Feidu’s fingers were hanging mid-air and trembling slightly.
His face was gloomy and his eyes were deep and depressed as if there were dark clouds gathering.
At this moment, he was amazed to find the piano playing on its own. Familiar and clear melody started flowing out like spring water. It was the music he was playing earlier, the new song he had composed himself.
Translucent fingers appeared faintly on the piano keys. He turned his head and saw that Shang Ke had appeared beside him when he hadn’t noticed. Shang Ke took over his position and was absorbed in playing. His body looked like it was exuding faint golden light under the radiance of the sun.
Shao Feidu never knew that a ghost could be so beautiful.
Just as he was in a trance, the sound of the piano suddenly stopped. The ghost before him suddenly turned into mist and disappeared from his sight.
“What happened?” Shao Feidu looked around and couldn’t help but asked.
The piano room was quiet for a moment. Then, Shang Ke’s voice sounded from somewhere, “It’s too hot. I will accompany you after I cool down.”
A certain ghost accidentally evaporated after being shone by the sun for a long while…