Chapter 21 – I’m sorry

Outside the corridor.

“I’m sorry, Qi Ye, I’m really sorry!” Li Yifei stood there, bowing his head and continuously apologizing, “I was really scared at that time, I didn’t think too much, I just ran away…

I left you and Jiang Qian behind, and caused her…

I don’t expect you to forgive me, but we are classmates after all, and I still hope to apologize to you!

I’m sorry!”

Li Yifei dared not look into Lin Qiye’s eyes, but his words were sincere.

After he finished speaking, Lin Qiye slowly spoke,

“It’s human nature to escape when in danger, there’s nothing wrong with that.” Lin Qiye patted his shoulder, “And, if it were me, I would have run faster than you.”

Li Yifei:…

Li Yifei scratched his head, seeming to have thought of something, “By the way, did you also sign that confidentiality agreement?”

Lin Qiye was taken aback, hesitated for a moment, and nodded.

It seems that Zhao Kongcheng didn’t deceive him. They really wouldn’t do anything to the witnesses. Li Yifei escaped from the monster’s clutches that night and was discovered by them, so he signed the confidentiality agreement, which was only natural.

If he guessed correctly, Liu Yuan also signed the same agreement.

Although he himself hadn’t signed it yet, it was only a matter of time. It would be better not to explain if he told Li Yifei that he hadn’t signed it yet.

“Actually, even if they didn’t make me sign, I wouldn’t say anything.” Li Yifei sighed, “I don’t want to remember that scene for the rest of my life…

Moreover, after signing the agreement, if I violate it, I would be imprisoned. I don’t want to bury my own life with my own hands.”

Li Yifei placed his hands on the railing of the corridor, overlooking the lively campus below, a glimmer of longing in his eyes.

“Actually, I wish I could join them.”

Lin Qiye asked in surprise, “You want to join them?”

“Yes, I mentioned it when I signed the agreement. I’m willing to give up my studies and join them, but… they don’t want me.”

“Why do you want to join? Although your grades are not good, aren’t you about to be admitted to the Sports Academy?”

“It’s boring to be an athlete. No, I should say… it’s boring to be an ordinary person.” Li Yifei’s eyes gradually lit up.

“To join a mysterious and powerful organization, silently fight against the enemies hidden in human society, and achieve countless merits. When the day comes for all of this to come to light, the world will remember my name!”

Li Yifei’s fists gradually clenched, excitedly saying, “This is the dream of many men. This is the meaningful life!”

“You’re thinking too idealistically.” Lin Qiye ruthlessly shattered his illusion, “Maybe you will sacrifice in your first mission, being devoured by monsters, buried namelessly in the deep mountains, and your parents may never know of your death. You will leave this world so lonely.”

Li Yifei:…

“Qi Ye, your imagination is too bloody, isn’t it?”

“This is not imagination.” Lin Qiye shook his head, “What you just said is.”

Li Yifei sighed helplessly, “Anyway, they don’t want me, so I don’t need to think too much. I just need to keep this secret with me until the day I’m buried.”

“Yeah.” Lin Qiye glanced at the time, “It’s time to go back. Class is about to start.”

The two walked back to the classroom, and Lin Qiye could feel that Li Yifei’s state had clearly relaxed compared to before. It seemed that the guilt he felt towards Lin Qiye and Jiang Qian had indeed brought him a lot of pressure.

Both Li Yifei and Liu Yuan chose to run away, but their choices were completely different.

Lin Qiye wasn’t interested in deliberately causing trouble for Liu Yuan, but if there was a chance in the future, he wouldn’t mind teaching him a lesson.

After finishing a day of classes, Lin Qiye carried his backpack and walked home.

The deaths of Wang Shao and Jiang Qian a few days ago caused a lot of trouble for the school. Under pressure, the school had to cancel the evening self-study system and let the students go home early.

However, what Lin Qiye didn’t expect was that the Night Watchman’s authority seemed to be really high. Normally, after two students died, people like Lin Qiye and Li Yifei, who had been with the deceased, would undoubtedly be questioned by the police.

But it had been two days since the incident, and no one had come to find them.

From this perspective, the Night Watchman should have completely taken over the case, and their authority was high enough to make the local police keep silent about it.

As they walked, the sky gradually darkened, and drizzling rain began to fall.

However, it was only a little after six o’clock, and the sky was already dim.

Lin Qiye frowned. He didn’t bring an umbrella, so he could only walk quickly towards home.

The rain grew heavier and heavier. When Lin Qiye hurriedly returned home, he was already drenched like a drowned rat. But as soon as he opened the door, a strong smell of food rushed towards him, extinguishing all the negative emotions in his heart.”Ah! Little Qi, you child, how did you get so drenched coming back?” The aunt who was busy in the kitchen saw Lin Qiye in this state and hurried over.

“It’s raining quite heavily outside, I didn’t bring an umbrella today.” Lin Qiye laughed.

“If you didn’t bring an umbrella, you should have found a place to hide, or called your aunt to pick you up. What if you catch a cold from getting soaked?” The aunt feigned anger.

Lin Qiye scratched his head cheerfully, not saying a word.

“Hurry up and dry off. Oh, right, your teacher came to see you just now. I told him to wait in your room.” The aunt seemed to remember something.

“Teacher?” Lin Qiye was taken aback.

“Yes, your physical education teacher. He said he had something to discuss with you. Hurry up and see him, don’t keep him waiting.”

Lin Qiye, holding a towel, wiped his hair blankly.

What the hell, his PE teacher came to see him? He had just transferred schools a few days ago and hadn’t even attended a PE class yet. What did he want?

Could it be…

An idea flashed through Lin Qiye’s mind. He dropped the towel and hurriedly opened the door to his room.

There sat a familiar middle-aged man, leaning back in a chair, holding a cup of tea, smiling at him.

Lin Qiye’s eyebrows furrowed slightly, “It’s you? How did you find my house?”

Zhao Kongcheng smiled slightly, picked up the emblem on the table, and shook it, “Ever since you ditched me that night, I’ve been on my guard. Last night, I slipped this into your pocket. It can track your location.”

Lin Qiye locked the door, walked straight to the bed and sat down, “I told you, I won’t join you.”

“I know, so I didn’t come here for that.”

“Then you came to get me to sign a confidentiality agreement?”

“Not that either.” Zhao Kongcheng shook his head, “I reported to the others that you had disappeared. Since I decided to let you go, I can’t let you sign the agreement anymore. Otherwise, they would know you didn’t disappear and would send others to persuade you. They… won’t be as easy to dismiss as me.”

Lin Qiye was taken aback, “Then you came to…”

Zhao Kongcheng took out a roll of parchment from his pocket, placed it on Lin Qiye’s table, and slowly unrolled it…

“The benefits of being a Night Watchman are much better than you think. I’ve been working for many years and have saved quite a bit.” Zhao Kongcheng said as he unrolled the parchment.

The moment the parchment was unrolled, Lin Qiye’s gaze sharpened.

Inside, was a thick stack of money.

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