Chapter 18 – Welcome back

Zhao Kongcheng was stunned.

He really didn’t expect that the ordinary high school student in front of him would say such things and have such mature thoughts…

It was at this moment that he realized how ridiculous his previous attempts to appeal to the common teenage boy’s mentality of being edgy and passionate were.

Lin Qiye was not an ordinary high school student.

Lin Qiye stood up and walked straight to the door. After hesitating for a moment, he stopped.

“Thank you for telling me so much. I will keep it a secret,” he said.

After speaking, he pushed the door open and walked out.

This time, Zhao Kongcheng just sat silently on the edge of the bed. His body slightly stood up as if he wanted to stop him, but after a brief pause, he sat back down weakly.

He knew what this young man meant, and he also knew that he had the mission to bring this young man back, but…

He couldn’t do it.

“Little Qi, you’re finally back. Why aren’t you wearing your school uniform today?”

“Auntie, I woke up late this morning and forgot to put it on.”

“You… If you don’t wear your school uniform, won’t the teacher scold you?”

“I only got scolded a little.”

“Sigh, Little Qi, you just transferred to a new school. You can’t leave a bad impression on the teacher. Be more careful.”

“I understand, Auntie.”

“How are you getting along with your classmates at school? They didn’t exclude you, did they?”

“No, we get along well. They even walked me home, and I walked them part of the way too.”

“That’s good, that’s good.”

“I’m going to my room, Auntie.”

“Okay, go to bed early.”


Lin Qiye closed the door, lay back on the bed, and looked at the night sky outside the window, sighing deeply.

This world was much more complicated than he had imagined…

But it didn’t have much to do with him.

After resting for a while, Lin Qiye sat up, started to undress, and a hard object fell out of his pocket.


Lin Qiye lowered his head, picked up the object, and looked puzzled.

It was a metal ornament, like a badge, slightly larger than a coin, made of an unknown material, and emitted a faint coolness when held in his hand.

On the front of the badge, two straight knives crossed each other, with a faint blue light emanating from the blades. The background behind the knives was a night sky adorned with stars, exquisitely crafted!

Below the pattern, the words “Zhao Kongcheng” were engraved.

“What is this…” Lin Qiye squinted his eyes.

Lin Qiye recalled that when Zhao Kongcheng was dragging him towards the hotel earlier, it seemed like he touched his pocket.

Did he accidentally drop it?

Lin Qiye played with the badge for a while, turned it over, and on the back, there were a few lines of small characters engraved.

“If the dark night arrives,

I will stand in front of countless people,

Facing the abyss with a horizontal blade,

Dyeing the sky with blood!”

“So bold… Did Zhao Kongcheng write this himself? Or is it a motto of the Night Watchman?” Lin Qiye muttered to himself. “He looks so dull, doesn’t seem like someone who can come up with such words…”

After playing with it for a while, Lin Qiye placed it on the table and changed his clothes before climbing onto the bed.

Tonight, he had something important to do.

He closed his eyes and sank his consciousness into the Deities’ Mental Hospital in his mind.

At this moment, in the courtyard of the mental hospital, Nyx was sitting on a rocking chair, holding a bunch of bottles and jars, murmuring something, with a smile occasionally appearing on her lips.

Ignoring the haze in her eyes and the strange things in her arms, her noble temperament exuded from her every move, creating a beautiful picture.

Shortly after, Lin Qiye, wearing a white coat, walked slowly over.

In order to better immerse himself in the role of a mental doctor, Lin Qiye specially found a white coat in the director’s office and even clipped a pair of plain glasses on the collar.

At first glance, it really looked the part.

Lin Qiye walked to the rocking chair and silently watched Nyx’s cloudy and dull eyes, sighing softly.

From the mythological texts he had read, Nyx was indeed one of the oldest and most powerful deities in Greek mythology, with a top-tier status and power.

But compared to other deities, she had one major characteristic…

She liked having children!

According to Lin Qiye’s calculations, Nyx had at least twenty children, including the famous gods such as Thanatos, Hypnos, and even the gods of space, fate, and misfortune, among others…

Except for a few, most of Nyx’s children were malevolent gods who caused trouble in the mortal world, and many of them met tragic ends.

From the fragments of mythological stories, Lin Qiye couldn’t obtain more detailed information about this Goddess of the Night, but he speculated that her current condition might be related to her offspring.

The doctor at Sunshine Mental Hospital said that a male patient had delusions of his wife’s presence because he missed her too much. Could Nyx’s illness be similar?

Because she missed her children too much, she mistook those bottles and jars as her children?What exactly happened to her offspring that triggered such a violent reaction from Nyx?

Moreover, as an ancient deity with divinity, would she really have such intense emotions? Or was it that… before she fell ill, her divine body was taken away, and her divinity stripped?

Lin Qiye had no idea.

“Hypnos, don’t worry, your brother will be back soon, he’s just been playing around…

Danaus, that child, has always been a troublemaker since he was young. When he comes back, he must be taught a lesson!”

Nyx caressed the vase in her hand, staring blankly into the distance, a glimmer of hope appearing in her eyes, which then became cloudy.

She paused, her hoarse voice trembling slightly:


It’s been three thousand years, why hasn’t he come back yet…”

Watching this scene, Lin Qiye felt a sourness in his heart for some reason.

Who would have thought that the once high and mighty Goddess of the Night would now be so helpless and humble.

She was the Goddess of the Night, but also a mother waiting for her child to return.

“To cure her illness, we must start from the root…” The doctor’s words echoed again in Lin Qiye’s mind as he lowered his head, thinking hard.

The root… Nyx’s illness stemmed from her lost child.

To cure her, they could only start with her child. But her children were all famous Greek deities. It was impossible for him to find them one by one and bring them to Nyx, right?

But Lin Qiye didn’t even know if they had been brought to this world by the mist, where could he find so many deities?

Even if he found them, would those evil deities really obediently follow him?

Lin Qiye frowned in thought, when suddenly, a flash of inspiration struck him!

Perhaps… this could work?

Lin Qiye stood up, looked at Nyx with a conflicted gaze for a long time, and finally made up his mind, stepping forward.

In Nyx’s dull gaze, Lin Qiye slowly walked up to her…

Gently squatted down,

Reached out his arms to hold Nyx,

And whispered in her ear:

“Mother, I’m back.”

At this moment, an unprecedented brilliance suddenly shone in Nyx’s eyes!!

She stretched out her trembling hands, tightly holding Lin Qiye. After a long time, she finally managed to utter a complete sentence:

“Welcome back, Danaus, my child…”

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