Chapter 32 – Night Watchman

Lin Qiye looked at Wen Qimo with a gradually strange expression.

Wen Qimo chuckled, “I was just joking with you. I saw that you were feeling too suppressed inside, so I wanted you to relax.”

He looked into Lin Qiye’s eyes, his gaze gradually softening. “After all, anyone who witnesses such a brutal battle would find it difficult to come out unscathed, let alone you, who is just a high school student.”

Lin Qiye was taken aback.

He pursed his lips and remained silent.

Wen Qimo was right. Even Lin Qiye himself hadn’t noticed how bad his mental state had become.

Witnessing Zhao Kongcheng’s death, fighting desperately against the Ghost-Faced King alone, leaving the small broken harbor he had lived in for over ten years, and joining the unfamiliar and dangerous Night Watchman…

Although he was relatively mature, fundamentally, he was still just a teenager.

Under such a huge change, the pressure on his shoulders had already made it difficult for him to breathe.

“When I was sitting there just now, I noticed that you were in a bad state. Not only me, but Hong Ying also noticed it. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have invited you to stay at her place and suppressed her own sadness, smiling and bantering with the captain and vice-captain.

You’ve just arrived, so you’re not familiar with her yet. But once you get to know her…”

She is too kind.”

Lin Qiye was taken aback. He still remembered the scene of Hong Ying crying like a tearful person when he walked out with Zhao Kongcheng in the rain. Now, thinking back to Hong Ying’s shallow smile just now, it seemed to hide a deep sadness.

But… since she was already so sad, why did she still care about my feelings?

“Not only me and Hong Ying, but everyone present, except for Xiangnan, who is stubborn, and Leng Xuan, who is like an ice block, also noticed it. It’s just that the captain is a bit arrogant, so he can only rely on Hong Ying to liven up the atmosphere secretly, and Xiaonan is too shy to speak.”

Wen Qimo turned around and continued climbing the stairs, leisurely saying:

“Perhaps before you came, you thought that the Night Watchman should be a group of mechanical and cold killing machines, but after staying here for a while, you will find that it is not the case…”

Lin Qiye followed Wen Qimo to the first floor and walked through the lobby of the disguised office, pushing the door open.

It was already late at night.

The bustling and prosperous Heping Bridge was silent and deserted. The ground that had just rained still had traces of water. The only business still operating on the entire Heping Bridge street was the Heping Office.

“Before I came, I thought that the Night Watchman was a large organization located in a deserted military restricted zone, with airplanes and tanks parked inside, and military exercises happening frequently.” Lin Qiye looked at the quiet street scene and slowly spoke.

Wen Qimo was taken aback, turned his head to look at Lin Qiye, and couldn’t help but laugh, “It’s a coincidence. I also thought the same before I joined the Night Watchman. Who made those science fiction movies portray it that way?”

He looked up and gazed at the hazy moonlight in the sky. “But although there is no military restricted zone, airplanes, or tanks, the Night Watchman is indeed a large organization.”

“Why are there only six people here?”

“The Night Watchman is different from military forces.” Wen Qimo shook his head. “The centralized management you mentioned, although it is convenient and efficient, it has a fatal flaw… which is low mobility.

For example, if a mythical creature appears in our Cangnan City today, after the local police confirm it, they will send a message to the base in Shangjing City, and then the base will review it and send people to investigate Cangnan City. It will take at least two days to start the investigation.

And during these two days, many people may die.

Therefore, the best solution is to station a Night Watchman team in each city. When a suspected mythical creature is found in the city, the stationed team can directly go and investigate and resolve it.

And we are the Night Watchman team stationed in Cangnan City.”

Lin Qiye pondered, “No wonder the division of roles among you is so clear, each with their own expertise.”

“That’s right. From main combat power, to combat support, to long-range support, to overall command… everyone has their own expertise and can cooperate with each other. This is the standard mode for each stationed team.”

“What if a mythical creature appears in a city that the local Night Watchman team cannot handle?”

“Then they will request support from the higher-ups.” Wen Qimo held up four fingers. “In the Great Xia, in addition to the Night Watchman teams stationed in each city, there are four special teams. They are not stationed in any city, but when a local Night Watchman team encounters an unsolvable problem, they will go there.

They don’t have team numbers, only their own ‘code names,’ which are the glory unique to the special teams.”

“Special teams…” Lin Qiye curiously asked, “Have you seen them?””I haven’t seen it with my own eyes, but two years ago, three ‘Sea’ Boundary mythical creatures appeared in Huaihai City next door, almost causing a major disaster.

Later, a special squad of six people codenamed ‘Mask’ suddenly appeared. They wiped them all out in just one night!”

A touch of longing appeared in Wen Qimo’s eyes, “It is said that when the sun rose the next day, the blood of the mythical creatures dyed the bay red, and the ‘Mask’ squad had quietly moved on to the next city.”

“That sounds pretty cool.”


“Do they have any requirements for recruitment?”

“Of course, and they are very strict.” Wen Qimo sighed, “First of all, the members of the special squad must be at least at the ‘River’ Boundary peak.”

“‘River’ Boundary peak… What’s the highest Boundary among the six of you?”

“It’s the captain, he’s also at the ‘River’ Boundary, but he’s still a long way from the peak.” Wen Qimo continued, “Moreover, to join the special squad, having a Boundary is not enough, you also need to have ‘special characteristics’.”

“What kind of special characteristics?”

“Something that sets you apart from other Night Watchmen, such as having a high-risk Forbidden Ruin Sequence, the top 80 kind; or reaching the pinnacle in a certain field, like being a grandmaster of knife or sword arts; or… being an agent of a deity.”

“An agent of a deity? That counts as a special characteristic?”

“…What kind of nonsense is that?” Wen Qimo gave Lin Qiye a glance, his eyes full of envy, “You’re an agent of the Seraph, and you think agents of deities are as common as cabbages on the street?”

“Isn’t it?” Lin Qiye asked blankly.

“Of course not!!” Wen Qimo had never seen such a shameless person, “Agents of deities who stand on the side of humans are extremely rare species. Among all the Night Watchmen, there are only eight or nine, basically all distributed in various special squads, or they are the captains of the Night Watchmen in a major city, they are extremely important figures!

Damn, I really envy you, kid.”

Wen Qimo rarely cursed, sighed helplessly, “You, you have a very high potential, once you grow up, this small city of Cangnan won’t be able to hold you…

Maybe in the future, you will become the captain of the Night Watchmen stationed in Shangjing City, or join a special squad and run around the world, it’s not impossible to become the captain of a special squad.

In short, your future is limitless.”

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