Chapter 14 – Red Chain Snake

Pan Mudan’s bedroom was on the east side of the main hall, separated by a curtain in the middle.

After entering the main hall, I pushed aside the curtain.

There I saw Pan Mudan, dressed in a black nightgown, barefoot, curled up on the bed shivering, her little face pale with fright!

“Sis, where’s the snake?”

Like a loyal guard, I stood watch by the bed, but after looking around, I found nothing.

Pan Mudan pointed towards the south wall and said, “Right there, there’s a hole, it seemed to have gone in!”

I took a flashlight and went to look, and indeed there was a hole.

The hole was about the size of an egg, winding and bottomless inside.

“It’s quite big!”

I turned around and asked, “Sis, are you sure the snake went in there just now?”

Pan Mudan first nodded, then shook her head and said, “I’m not sure either!”

I found a rag and stuffed it into the hole, weighing it down with a brick on the outside.

After doing all this, I took a quick look around the room and finally said, “It should be blocked inside now!”

“That’s good!”

Pan Mudan let out a sigh of relief.

Just as I was about to go back to sleep, Pan Mudan suddenly clung to my arm, pleading pitifully, “Little Yuan, don’t go, what if the snake is still outside?”

I said, “I’ve checked everywhere, it shouldn’t be!”

“What if?”

Pan Mudan pointed to the wardrobe and sofa in the room, “What if it’s hiding somewhere we can’t see?”

I had no other choice and asked, “Then what should we do?”

“I don’t know!”

Pan Mudan shook her head and said, “Just don’t go, I definitely won’t dare to sleep if you leave!”

“Alright then!”

After thinking for a moment, I said, “Sis, if you’re really scared, I’ll just lay out a mat and make a bed on the floor here! With me here, you can sleep peacefully, right?”


Pan Mudan looked at me somewhat sheepishly and said, “It’s just that I’m imposing on you to sleep on the floor!”

“It’s fine, the floor is cooler!”

I said, “Shall I go get the mat from the front?”

“Don’t go!”

Pan Mudan said, “There’s a mat in the wardrobe, check there!”

I opened the wardrobe and sure enough, there was a rolled-up mat inside, made of good material, probably bamboo, smooth and cool to the touch.

I laid the mat under the bed.

Pan Mudan then handed me a pillow.

I took the pillow, ready to sleep, but then Pan Mudan chuckled.

Her laughter puzzled me, and I scratched my head, “What’s wrong, Sis Mudan?”

Pan Mudan pointed at my body and said, “Your outfit… it’s quite unique!”


I looked down and realized that I was still wearing Pan Mudan’s dress, looking utterly ridiculous.

My face turned red, and I said, “You were calling out in such a hurry, I didn’t have time to get dressed before coming in.”

“Let’s sleep!”

Pan Mudan turned off the light.

Soon, even breathing sounds came from above.

I quickly fell into a deep sleep…

I don’t know how much time had passed.

It must have been the early morning.

In my sleep, I suddenly heard Pan Mudan’s voice from the courtyard, “Little Yuan, stop sleeping, come out quickly!”


In the darkness, I sat up, rubbed my sleepy eyes, and prepared to go out.

Just then!

Someone suddenly hugged me tightly from behind, a warm jade-like fragrance enveloping me!

Then, a frightened voice whispered in my ear, “Little Yuan, don’t go out!”


Hearing this voice, I was startled and instantly became more alert.

“Sis Mudan?”

I turned around and saw it was Pan Mudan hugging me from behind, her almond eyes wide open, her face pale, her body trembling, her eyes filled with fear.

I was shocked and asked, “Sis Mudan, what’s happening?”

As soon as I finished speaking, that familiar voice came from the courtyard again, “Little Yuan, stop sleeping, come out quickly!”

This time, the voice was already at the window.

I looked up and almost screamed in fright!

Outside, there was another Pan Mudan!

The two not only sounded the same, but they also looked identical, even wearing the same style of nightgown!

Pan Mudan behind me held me tightly and whispered, “Little Yuan, don’t answer!”

I nodded and whispered in her ear, “Sis Mudan, what’s actually going on?”

Pan Mudan said, “I heard that recently a monster appeared in Wangjia Village, a Red Chain Snake! Once that snake sees someone, it can transform into their likeness, even imitating their voice perfectly! If a man is deceived by her, he will be drained of his Yang Energy and die!”

I said, “Could it be the snake from just now? It saw you!”

“I don’t know!”

Pan Mudan shook her head and said, “Just don’t answer, be careful not to have your soul hooked!”


In the darkness, Pan Mudan and I held each other tightly, both of us quite frightened.

Fortunately, after the voice outside called a few more times and got no response, it gradually disappeared.

“It seems to have gone…”

I breathed a sigh of relief and said, “Sis Mudan, shall I turn on the light? It’s a bit scary!”


Pan Mudan held me even tighter, pleading, “Don’t leave, I’m scared!”


I gently patted her fragrant shoulders and back, comforting her non-stop, like coaxing a child.

After a while, Pan Mudan finally calmed down and lay down on the mat with me, snuggling in my arms.

Holding such a beautiful woman, I was filled with restless thoughts.

I wanted to do something, but I didn’t dare.

As I was conflicted, Pan Mudan suddenly bit my ear and said, “Little Yuan, do you like Sis?”


I didn’t expect Pan Mudan to suddenly ask this, and I was somewhat at a loss.

Pan Mudan said, “Little Yuan, if you like Sis, just nod your head, and I… I’ll understand.”

In the darkness, I looked at Pan Mudan’s face.

Although it wasn’t very clear, her beautiful appearance was already etched in my mind.

I reached out and gently caressed her cheek, gathering my courage, and nodded.

Pan Mudan smiled faintly.

She kissed me once, then sat up.

Sitting on top of me…


My body tensed, and I was overwhelmed!

At that moment, I had no thoughts of anything else, only wanting to be with her.

But then, Pan Mudan suddenly stopped.

I looked up at her and asked, “Sis Mudan, what’s wrong?”

Pan Mudan’s expression was strange.

She leaned down and sniffed me intensely, saying, “Why is there a strange smell?”

I asked, “What smell?”

Pan Mudan didn’t answer, her brow furrowed in thought.

After a moment, her expression changed dramatically, and she exclaimed in shock, “It’s Ghost Qi! Why do you have Ghost Qi on you?”


I was even more surprised than Pan Mudan and said, “How do you know?”


Pan Mudan looked furious and suddenly grabbed my neck, hissing, “You little brat, you’ve doomed me!”

Pan Mudan was very strong.

I felt like my neck was about to break.

I tried to struggle, but I was pinned down so tightly that I couldn’t move at all.

Soon, my vision began to blur, and my consciousness became foggy.

I thought I was going to die.

At that moment, a rooster crowed in the courtyard!

Strangely enough!

As soon as the rooster crowed outside, the pressure on me was immediately released!

“Cough, cough…”

I gasped for air.

When I looked again, the room was empty, and Pan Mudan was gone.

These rapid changes were too bewildering, leaving me no time to sort out my thoughts.

Once I had gathered my wits, I quickly turned on the light and vaguely saw a black and red Red Chain Snake slithering into the hole in the south wall…

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