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Chapter 181: Ghost Assistant (XIII)


TL: Resonance

    第一次超度虽然很成功,但并没有积累多少实战经验,一道奉灵符就解决了。

The first purging was very successful, but it didn’t give them much practical experience. All it took was a tribute talisman to settle it.

    距离过年不过两个月,如果能在年前将主线任务完成,也算了却一桩大事。尚可决定在两天后,超度第二只恶鬼。

Chinese New Year is in 2 months time. If he can finish the main mission before then, it can be considered solving a huge problem. Shang Ke decided to purge the second evil ghost 2 days later.

    在郊区一栋居民楼附近,游荡着一只抑郁鬼。这只抑郁鬼死前不过25岁,因为情绪抑郁,悲观厌世,最后选择跳楼自杀,自杀地点就是他所租住的那栋居民楼。

A depressive ghost is wandering near a residential building in the outskirts. Before the depressive ghost died, he was only 25. He was depressed, pessimistic and misanthropic, and ultimately chose to suicide by jumping off the building. The place where he suicide was the residential building he had rented a room in.

    常说自杀的人,死后灵魂会一直重复自杀的过程,这只抑郁鬼也不例外,唯一不同的是,他每自杀一次,身上的抑郁之气就会加重一分,从而影响其他活人。

It’s often said that for people who suicide, after they die, their soul would keep repeating the suiciding process. This depressive ghost wasn’t an exception. The only difference was that each time he suicides, the depressive qi on him would grow stronger proportionally, thereby affecting other living people. 

    这栋居民楼里有十分之一的人,都因为他而出现了抑郁症状,近两年,相继有7人死于自杀。对于一栋不过百余名住客的居民楼,如此高的自杀率显然不合常理。

10% of the people living in this building have symptoms of depression because of him. Within the last 2 years, there were 7 people who had died by suicide successively. For a residential building that only has 100+ people living in it, such a high suicide rate was obviously abnormal.

    随着抑郁之气不断增加,再融合其他自杀者的怨气(受抑郁之气影响而自杀的人,怨气会积累在抑郁鬼身上),这只抑郁鬼有朝一日必然会化作厉鬼,从被动害人变成主动攻击。

As the depressive qi continues to increase and adding on the resentful qi of the other suiciders (the resentful qi would accumulate on the depressive ghost for the people who suicided due to being affected by the depressive qi), this depressive ghost would certainly turn into a vengeful ghost one day, changing from passively harming people to actively harming people.

    在一个夜黑风高的晚上,尚可和邵飞渡来到这栋居民楼前,刚下车,就见一个物体冲楼顶上掉下来,啪唧一声,重重摔在地上,摔成一团血雾。随后,血雾慢慢凝聚,变成一个削瘦的鬼影,趴在地上一动不动,正是他们要找的那只抑郁鬼。

During a dark night with strong wind, Shang Ke and Shao Feidu arrived at the residential building. They had just gotten out of the car when they saw a body falling down from the top of the building. It fell heavily onto the ground with a snapping sound and broke into a cloud of blood mist. Then, the blood mist slowly condensed into a thin ghost figure, laying on the ground without moving. It was the depressive ghost they were looking for.

    尚可暗想,幸好这家伙是意识流,不是写实派,否则真实再现坠楼的惨象,估计会吓到他的渡渡。

Shang Ke contemplated. Fortunately, this fellow is only a stream of consciousness and not real. If he was real and the terrible sight of him falling down the building was seen, it would probably scare his Dudu.

    两人一起朝那只正在装“死”的抑郁鬼走过去。邵飞渡一手拽着尚可的外套,一手拿着驱鬼符,亦步亦趋跟在他身后,一脸严阵以待的表情。

The two of them walk towards the depressive ghost who was acting “dead”. Shao Feidu pulled Shang Ke’s coat with one hand while he held an exorcism talisman in the other hand. He followed behind Shang Ke step after step with a ‘ready for combat’ expression.

    走到近前,抑郁鬼却突然从地上消失了。

When they came closer, the depressive ghost suddenly disappeared from the ground.

    尚可和邵飞渡四下张望,企图寻找他的踪影。

Shang Ke and Shao Feidu looked around trying to find him 

    正在这时,头顶突然传来一阵异响,尚可原本以为是那只抑郁鬼又开始第二跳了,结果还没来得及抬头,就被一股力道猛地拉到一旁。随即只听砰地一声闷响,感觉有几滴粘液溅到自己脸上,尚可伸手一抹,竟然是猩红的鲜血。

At this moment, a strange noise suddenly sounded from above. Shang Ke had thought that the depressive ghost had started the second round of jumping. He had yet to lift his head when he was pulled aside strongly. Then, he heard a thump and felt a few drops of sticky substance splashing onto his face. Shang Ke stretched his hand to wipe it away. It was actually scarlet red blood.

    这明显不是假象!

This is obviously not an illusion!

    尚可正想回头看看,却被邵飞渡紧紧搂在怀里:“可可,不怕。”

Shang Ke had wanted to turn back and look, but was instead hugged tightly in Shao Feidu’s embrace. “Keke, don’t be afraid.”

    尚可听着他剧烈的心跳,心中柔软。这个男人,明明自己害怕得不行,还反过来安慰他。

Shang Ke listened to Shao Feidu’s violent heartbeat and his heart softened. This man is clearly so scared himself but still came to comfort him.

    用力抱了抱身前的男人,又在他脸上亲了一口,尚可温柔道:“不怕,有你保护我,我还怕什么?”

Shang Ke hugged the man before him tightly, kissed his face and said gently, “I’m not afraid. Why would I be afraid when I have you protecting me?”

    听他这么说,邵飞渡突然觉得自己英伟了不少,勇气飙升。

Hearing him say this, Shao Feidu suddenly felt more heroic and his courage soared. 

    尚可转头看去,这才明白发生了什么事。刚才掉下来的根本不是抑郁鬼,而是一个活生生的人。当然,这个活人现在已经变成死人了。他就爬在距离两人不足一米的地方,半张脸被摔得血肉模糊,另外半张脸直直对着他们,一双血红的眼睛死不瞑目地瞪着他们。

Shang Ke turned his head over to look and finally understood what happened. What fell just now was not the depressive ghost at all, but a living person. Of course, the living person has already turned into a dead person now. He was laying on a spot less than 1 meter away from the two of them, half his face smashed into a bloody mess. The other half of his face was facing them and his pair of blood red eyes stared at them, unable to close in peace.

    尚可别开脸,向上望去,上面的楼层,全部笼罩在黑暗中,看不真切。

Shang Ke looked away and towards the top. The floors above were shrouded in darkness and couldn’t be seen clearly.

    这名坠楼者所在的位置正是刚才抑郁鬼摔下来的地方,连趴伏的方向和姿势都一模一样。刚才若非邵飞渡及时拉他一把,他估计会被砸个正着。

The position this person had fallen on was the spot the depressive ghost had fallen on earlier. Even the lying direction and position was the exact same. If Shao Feidu hadn’t pulled him away in time earlier, he would probably be smashed by the person straight.

    尚可隐隐觉得情况有些不妙,按理来说,抑郁鬼不会主动诱导别人自杀。但刚才的事,很难让人相信只是巧合。

Shang Ke faintly felt that the situation wasn’t good. By right, a depressive ghost wouldn’t actively induce someone to suicide. However, it was very hard to believe that what happened just now was just a coincidence.

    “渡渡,我们今天先回去。”尚可怀疑抑郁鬼已经从恶鬼晋升为厉鬼,保险起见,还是先回去再说。

“Dudu, let’s go back first.” Shang Ke suspects that the depressive ghost has already risen from an evil ghost to a vengeful ghost. It would be better to go back first to be on the safe side.

    邵飞渡自然没有意见,拉着尚可就往停车的位置走去。

Shao Feidu was naturally not opposed to it. He pulled Shang Ke and headed towards the place they parked their car.

    两人上了车,尚可一边将车启动,一边给警局拨打了一个匿名电话,通知他们某小区有人跳楼自杀。

After the two of them got into the car, Shang Ke started up the car while giving the police station an anonymous call, informing them that someone suicided by jumping off the building in a certain area.

    挂上电话后,尚可瞥见邵飞渡正面无表情地望着前方,便问道:“渡渡,你还好吧?”

After hanging up the phone, Shang Ke caught sight of Shao Feidu looking forward expressionlessly, so he asked, “Dudu, are you okay?” 

    邵飞渡回答:“还好。”

Shao Feidu replied, “Yes.”

    “那就好,回去后给你做好吃的压压惊。”尚可笑着道。

“That’s great. When we get back, I will cook something delicious for you to calm down.” Shang Ke replied with a smile.

    不知道是不是因为沾染了抑郁鬼的鬼气,尚可总觉得车内弥漫着一股阴森的气息。

Shang Ke wasn’t sure if it was because they were tainted with the depressive ghost’s ghost qi, but he kept feeling an eerie atmosphere had filled the car.

    他打开车内的监控,并没有发现什么异常。

He turned on the car’s camera and didn’t find anything strange.

    车内安静得有些诡异,仿佛连车外的的声音都被屏蔽了。

The car was strangely quiet, as if all the sound outside the car was blocked out.

    尚可皱了皱眉,心中升起一股强烈的不安,他决定先找个位置把车子停下来。

Shang Ke furrowed his brows and a strong sense of uneasiness grew in his heart. He decided to find a place to stop the car first.

    正在转弯之际,邵飞渡突然做了一个让尚可猝不及防的动作,他伸出腿,用力踩住油门,只听一声尖锐的呼啸声,车子以极快的速度冲向不远处的建筑。

As Shang Ke was making a turn, Shao Feidu suddenly did something that caught him off guard. Shao Feidu stretched his leg over and stepped hard on the accelerator. A sharp howl was heard and the car rushed towards a nearby building at an extremely fast speed.

    尚可瞬间意识到,邵飞渡被厉鬼上身了。之所以确定是厉鬼,因为只有厉鬼才拥有附身能力,其他恶鬼所谓的附身只是一种精神控制或者幻觉。而且,他能躲过自己的感知,说明他与自己拥有同样的厉鬼气息。

Shang Ke immediately realised that Shao Feidu has been possessed by the vengeful ghost. The reason why he was certain that it was a vengeful ghost was because only a vengeful ghost would have the ability to possess someone’s body. Other evil ghosts’ so-called ‘possession’ were just a form of mind control or hallucination. Moreover, the ghost was able to escape his perception. This means that the ghost had the same vengeful ghost aura as himself.

    不过此时,尚可已经来不及细想。

But now, Shang Ke no longer has the time to think carefully.

    他只做了两件事,打开车内的应急保险,然后扑到邵飞渡身上,用自己的身体护住他。

He only did 2 things: He opened the car’s emergency safety device. Then, he pounced onto Shao Feidu and used his own body to protect Shao Feidu.

    砰!一声巨响打破了夜晚的寂静。

Boomb! A loud noise broke the silence of the night.

    车子重重撞在坚硬的墙壁上,车内随之升起防震护壁,将两人护在其中。然而,巨大的震动,依然震得两人血气翻涌,痛得几乎晕倒。

The car crashed hard onto the hard wall. A shockproof protective wall rose within the car and protected the two of them within it. However, the huge impact still shocked the two of them causing their blood to churn. It was so painful they were almost going to faint.

    “呵呵呵……”

“Hehehe…”

    晕眩间,耳边突然传来一阵沙哑的笑声。尚可抬头望去,只见“邵飞渡”面目狰狞,双眼充血,目光呆滞地望着车外,手上却拿着一块玻璃随便,仿佛无意识地在手腕上划着。

A hoarse laughter sounded in Shang Ke’s ear while he was feeling dizzy. Shang Ke looked up towards him only to see “Shao Feidu” with a fierce expression and red eyes. He was looking dully outside the car, but his hand was holding a piece of glass, moving it across his wrist seemingly unconsciously.

    MD!

Fuck!

    “给我从他的身上滚出来!”尚可紧紧抓住他的手腕,愤怒地瞪着附身在邵飞渡身上的这只厉鬼。

“Get out of his body!” Shang Ke held onto Shao Feidu’s wrist tightly and glared furiously at the vengeful ghost that possessed Shao Feidu’s body. 

    邵飞渡修炼之后,理应百鬼不侵,但他修炼时间尚短,加上体质特殊,在毫无防备的情况下,确实有可能被厉鬼趁虚而入。

By right, it shouldn’t be possible to invade Shao Feidu’s body after he had practiced cultivation. However, the time he had practice cultivating was short and he also had a special physique. It is indeed possible for a vengeful ghost to take the chance to enter when he was unprepared.

    这只厉鬼没有理会尚可,见手臂被制住,便偏着脑袋,不停往车门撞去。

The vengeful ghost ignored Shang Ke. Seeing that the arm was being restrained, he leaned his head and kept banging it onto the car door.

    “我想死,我想死,我想死……”他一边撞着,一边念叨,邵飞渡的头很快被撞得鲜血直流。

“I want to die, I want to die, I want to die…” He said over and over again as he banged his head and Shao Feidu’s head was soon bleeding. 

    “住手!”尚可扑过去,伸手挡在车门上。邵飞渡的脑袋直接撞在他的手掌上,立时传来一阵剧痛。

“Stop!” Shang Ke pounced over and used his hands to cover the car door. Shao Feidu’s head banged straight onto Shang Ke’s palm and severe pain could immediately be felt.

    尚可紧咬嘴唇,硬是没将手移开,任由邵飞渡的脑袋一次次砸击他的手掌。

Shang Ke bit his lips but stubbornly refused to remove his hand. He let Shao Feidu’s head smashed onto his palm again and again.

    尚可仿佛听到掌骨碎裂的声音,朦胧的视线不经意瞥见邵飞渡的腰包,脑中灵光一闪。

Shang Ke seemed to have heard the sound of the metacarpal bone cracking. Then, his hazy sight inadvertently caught a glance of Shao Feidu’s belt bag and a thought came to his mind.

    他的腰包里放了许多符咒,其中正好有几张用来对付厉鬼的高级符咒。

There were many talismans placed in the belt bag, of which some were high grade talismans used to deal with vengeful ghosts.

    尚可一边忍着疼痛,一边伸手将腰包打开。为免引起鬼物的警觉,符咒都是装在用特殊材质制作的盒子中。

Shang Ke bore with the pain while stretching his hand over to open the belt bag. The talismans were stored in a box made out of special material to prevent the ghosts from noticing.

    当尚可打开盒子,符咒的气息立刻散开。那只厉鬼似乎也察觉到危险,暂时停下了撞击的动作。

The whiff of talisman spread out immediately after Shang Ke opened the box. The vengeful ghost seems to have sensed the danger as well and temporarily stopped his banging action.

    尚可快速从盒子中抽出一张高级符咒,符咒立刻在他手指间燃烧起来。

Shang Ke quickly took out a high grade talisman from the box. The talisman immediately started burning between his fingers.

    那只厉鬼发出一声惨叫,尚可的身体也止不住颤抖,灵魂仿佛被火焰炙烤一般,痛得难以忍受。

The vengeful ghost let out a scream. Shang Ke’s body also couldn’t stop shaking. His soul felt as if it was burned by flames and the pain was unbearable.

    一张符纸烧尽,厉鬼还没有从邵飞渡身上脱离。

One talisman has already burned out but the vengeful ghost still hasn’t gotten out of Shao Feidu’s body.

    尚可浑身无力地喘息着,汗水混合着泪水,缓缓从脸上划过:渡渡,我好不甘心,我不想离开你。哪怕一次也好,不让你再承受失去的痛苦,完完整整地和我度过这一辈子。

Shang Ke gasped weakly. His sweat mixed with his tears and slowly flowed down his face: Dudu, I’m so unresigned to this. I don’t want to leave you. Even if it was just once, I wish that you didn’t have to suffer the pain of losing and be able to spend a lifetime with me completely.

    尚可一边哭着,一边颤抖地从盒子中,取出第二张符咒……

Shang Ke cried while taking out the second talisman from the box with a trembling hand… 

    “天、术、在、前,厉、鬼、避、行!”尚可脸色惨白地咬着牙,一字一字地念出声。

“Before, the, Heavenly, arts, vengeful, ghosts, are, expelled!” Shang Ke clenched his teeth with a pale face and said out word by word.

    随着符咒燃起,一道金色光芒将两人笼罩。

As the talisman burned, a golden light enveloped the two of them.

    尚可蜷缩着身体,不住地颤栗着,浑身被汗水浸湿,皮肤上渗出一颗颗血珠,很快就将他染成血人。

Shang Ke curled up his body and trembled non-stop. His whole body was soaked in sweat and beads of blood started oozing out of his skin, very quickly dyeing him into a blood man.

    邵飞渡涣散的瞳孔中,映照出尚可痛苦的身影,双眼中缓缓流出了两行血泪。

Shang Ke’s suffering figure was reflected in Shao Feidu’s unfocused eyes and two trails of blood tears slowly flowed down from his eyes.

    可可,可可……

Keke, Keke… 

    “啊——”一声尖啸响起,附身在邵飞渡身上的厉鬼突然窜出来,身体在符咒的光芒在扭曲挣扎,不停发出刺耳的惨叫。

“AH—” A shriek rang out and the vengeful ghost that was possessing Shao Feidu’s body suddenly leaped out. Its body twisted and struggled within the light of the talisman and it kept letting out sharp screams.

    “天术在前,厉鬼伏诛!”一道金光射向正准备逃走的厉鬼,炽烈的火焰立刻将他吞没。

“Before the Heavenly arts, vengeful ghosts are exorcized!” A golden light shot towards the vengeful ghost that was planning to escape. The blazing flames engulfed the ghost immediately.

    厉鬼在火焰中痛苦嚎叫,不过片刻,便被烧成了灰烬。

The vengeful ghost howled painfully within the flames but was burned into ashes after a while. 

    邵飞渡做完这一切,手臂无力地垂落,体内的真气几乎耗尽。目光透过朦胧的血色,落在尚可身上。

After finishing all these, his arm drooped powerlessly. The true qi within his body is almost exhausted. His sight went through the hazy blood in his eyes and landed on Shang Ke’s face.

    “可可,可可……”他小心地将他抱在怀里,感受着他的体温和气息。

“Keke, Keke…” He carefully held Shang Ke in his arms and felt his temperature and breath.

    还活着,还活着……

He’s still alive, he’s still alive… 

    他轻轻地托起那只掌骨碎裂的手掌,眼睛止不住流出泪水。

He gently held up the palm with shattered metacarpal bone and his tears couldn’t stop flowing.

    刚才的一切他都记得,车祸发生时,他奋不顾身扑在自己身上;厉鬼将他的头撞向车门时,他用自己的手掌为他承受重击,即便被撞得手骨断裂也没有放下;明明知道会被符咒所伤,仍然不顾性命,用自己的鬼气引动了符咒的力量。

He remembered everything that happened just now. When the car accident happened, Shang Ke had pounced onto his body without caring about himself. When the vengeful ghost banged his head against the car door, Shang Ke had used his palm to endure the impact, not putting it down even when his bones were broken. Even though Shang Ke clearly knew that he would be harmed by the talismans, he still used his own ghost qi to induce the power of the talisman without caring about his own life.

    看着他痛苦的模样,邵飞渡第一次如此痛恨自己,为什么轻易被厉鬼上身?为什么没有能力保护好他?

It was the first time Shao Feidu had hated himself so much as he watched Shang Ke’s suffering figure. Why did he get possessed by the vengeful ghost so easily? Why didn’t he have the power to protect him?

    “可可……”现在除了呼唤他的名字,他甚至不知道自己该为他做些什么。

“Keke…” Other than calling his name, Shao Feidu didn’t know what he should do for Shang Ke now.

    这时,车外隐隐传来杂乱的人声。

At this moment, voices could faintly be heard from outside the car.

    邵飞渡抱着尚可,额头流下的鲜血染红了他的双眼,意识逐渐模糊,嘴中仍然不停呼唤着。

Shao Feidu hugged Shang Ke. The blood flowing down his forehead had dyed his eyes red. His consciousness gradually faded, but he was still calling continuously.

    “可可,可可,可可……”

“Keke, Keke, Keke…”

    当车门被打开时,援救人员看到的是两个紧紧拥抱在一起的人。其中一个满身是血,生死不知,另一个半垂着眼睛,眼神暗淡,显然已经失去意识。

When the car door was opened, what the rescue personnels saw was two people hugging each other tightly. One of them was covered in blood, his life and death unknown, while the other’s eyes were drooping and his eyes were dim. It was obvious that he had already lost his consciousness.

    众人不敢相信,在保险措施完好的情况下,车内的人怎么会伤得如此严重……

The people couldn’t believe it. How could the people in the car be so severely injured when the safety device was working properly… 


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14 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 181: Ghost Assistant (XIII)

  1. forestshadeau says:

    1st x4

    +7

    • White Head Ice Prince says:

      I curse you to be last one day !

      +4

  2. GhostBear says:

    QAQ Don’t leave!

    +5

  3. Reading Angel says:

    Third~!

    +2

    • Marisa Almeida says:

      9, no please, don’t leave us. We are begging you (on our knees), please. 🙇‍♀️

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  4. thatclosetfujoshi says:

    I thought this was the last of the arc because of that one line teaser. I went to check at TOC and there were still a few chapters before end, soooo…. what is going on? Is Keke leaving the body he currently has? 🥺

    +2

  5. Zero-chan says:

    ✧*。٩(๑˙╰╯˙๑)و✧*。

    +3

  6. elcremeir says:

    don gooo

    +2

  7. Jessica Lins says:

    7!

    +1

  8. Zen says:

    I don’t want Shang Ke to leave him too

    +3

  9. Luna says:

    9!

    +1

  10. Maple-Leaf says:

    Well that was abrupt.

    +1

  11. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

    +1

  12. Turtle says:

    If Keke leaves now, he would have technically expelled 3 ghosts right?? That’s the boy, the suicide ghost and himself…?? I hope he’ll be alright (;ω;)

    +2

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