I Excavated an Emperor to Become a Wife - Chapter 77
In fact, even if Su Jingmo hadn’t said it, Qin Cheng knew that he had to go back early, since his injury hadn’t healed yet. He still had to get a good rest and recuperate, so that he wouldn’t be as powerless in the future while dealing with these things.
Besides, he really had a lot of things to ask Qu Zhiwen. Not only about the matter regarding the Taowu bone, but also about the red thread Su Jingmo mentioned….
In the past, Su Jingmo was reluctant to say much, but now, Qin Cheng knew that the Taowu bone was able to bring people back to life. He must investigate more.
However, Qin Cheng didn’t have the time to find Qu Zhiwen right now. As soon as he returned to the dormitory, he saw Zhang Jun waiting for him, accompanied by Wu Hai.
Zhang Jun walked quickly to Qin Cheng’s side to check on him. After staring at him, he said with a frown: “Your shoes are full of mud…. Even at a time like this, you’re running to that tomb? Do you think your phone is only for decoration? You didn’t pick up any of my calls! Do you even care about your life?!”
Qin Cheng had spent most of the night in the tomb, and by the time he had gotten back, it was already dawn. With the way Zhang Jun and Wu Hai looked right now, it was clear these two had come to see him last night.
Without denying it, Qin Cheng asked instead: “Why do you look like this? Did something happen again?”
“Are you really asking what happened?! Qin Cheng, you and Wu Hai disappeared for so many days, even though you said you’d be back after the National Day was over. But you two disappeared into thin air! You wouldn’t even pick up your phones! And you’re asking me what happened?! I almost died of anxiety!”
After Zhang Jun said this, Qin Cheng couldn’t help but laugh. As he put his arm around Zhang Jun’s shoulder, he said: “I’m sorry. It wasn’t our intention….”
When Zhang Jun noticed that Qin Cheng and Wu Hai seemed to be more familiar with each other, Zhang Jun tsk-ed twice: “You guys ignored me. I’m starting to think that I should’ve gone with you two….”
However, as soon as he said this, he realized that the many people who were coming out of the dormitory were ‘inadvertently’ staring at the three of them. Because of this, Zhang Jun stopped talking and changed the topic: “You should go rest for a while, I don’t think you’re in good shape. When you wake up, we’ll make another appointment. There are a lot of things that I want to tell you both.”
After staying up all night, Qin Cheng did indeed feel quite tired. He and Wu Hai had disappeared for such a long time, and were even sent back by the police. However, when Qin Cheng thought that Zhang Jun must have found out a lot of things as well, he said: “I’m not that tired, or….”
“Don’t, handsome Qin. Your face looks whiter than my girlfriend’s makeup. You’d better go rest, we can find a place to talk later.”
“Yes. Zhang Jun is right. Health is most important. Some things that can’t be rushed.”
When Qin Cheng saw his two best friends saying so, he nodded: “Alright then. I’ll contact you two later.”
“Hey, wait a minute.” Zhang Jun said as he handed the breakfast in his hand to Qin Cheng: “Eat this before going to sleep. I’ll go buy another one with Wu Hai later.”
“Thanks.” As he smiled, Qin Cheng reached out to take the food box.
Zhang Jun waved his hand and grinned: “What are you thanking me for? You’re so dramatic! Quick, go back. Wu Hai and I will go to the canteen to eat breakfast.”
Since Zhang Jun said so, Qin Cheng was also happy to accept it. After he bid his farewell to the two men, he went to the dormitory building.
However, he didn’t expect that the moment he returned to his dormitory, his old roommate would come back. This roommate had moved away a while ago and this was the first time Qin Cheng had seen him in more than half a year.
Qin Cheng didn’t know this person very well to begin with, so he didn’t know what to say. In the end, he just smiled and said that he had just returned. However, since the man didn’t seem to have the intention of speaking to him, Qin Cheng also didn’t bother to act friendly. He simply left the food box on his bed and went to the bathroom to wash his hands. After eating, he went to sleep.
Maybe it was because he was very tired and his hearing was dull, but Qin Cheng soon fell asleep as if he was the only one in the room.
That night, he had a dreamless sleep.
When he woke up again, it was close to dusk. Qin Cheng was awakened by his phone ringing, while the roommate he hadn’t seen for half a year, was already gone. As Qin Cheng looked at his phone, he realized that it was already 5pm. He couldn’t help but smile bitterly. After all, this day seemed upside down with how day and night had reversed for him.
As Qin Cheng turned over to call Zhang Jun, he felt a headache forming due to sleeping for so long. While he massaged his temple, he went to his desk to sit down, ready to take out his usual notebook and write something down. However, the hand he had stretched out stopped in mid-air.
The clean and tidy large bookshelf didn’t look any different on the surface, but only Qin Cheng could tell that the position of his notebook had changed. Qin Cheng tidied up his books in a specific way, so it was easier for him to find them. Since this particular notebook was the one Qin Cheng used the most, he would always put it in a place where it’s easiest for him to grab. However, this time, the notebook was in the wrong place.
Apart from Qin Cheng, the only one who could have the key to this room was his roommate….
When he thought of this, Qin Cheng hurriedly reached out to touch the pocket where he put the jade pendant. Fortunately, the jade pendant, as well as the bean-sized Taowu bone, were still there, making Qin Cheng let out a sigh of relief.
At that moment, the call was picked up and Qin Cheng heard Zhang Jun’s voice on the other end. Qin Cheng pondered over something and said: “Let’s find a place to talk. I’m afraid I’ll have to rent a house by myself…. Keep an eye on it for me, I’ll move out in two days.”
The three of them met up in a coffee bar, which was some distance away from their University, and sat in a cubicle. As soon as they sat down, Zhang Jun asked right away: “Why do you want to rent a house all of a sudden? Aren’t you the only one living in your dormitory now? It’s not that different from renting a house. Besides, you can bring your girlfriend there just fine, right?”
When Wu Hai heard this, he couldn’t help but glance at Qin Cheng. This was the first time Wu Hai heard about this. ‘So, Qin Cheng wants to rent a house, because…. he has a girlfriend….?’
Wu Hai felt that something wasn’t right, and hurried to ask Qin Cheng: “When did you get a girlfriend?…. Didn’t you….”
‘Like that man from the tomb….?’
However, Wu Hai didn’t say the last bit out loud. Of course, Qin Cheng was able to understand what he meant. As he waved his hand, Qin Cheng said: “No, what are you thinking?” When Qin Cheng said this, he looked more serious: “It’s just that I found out that my notes about the tomb in Ninghua Village have been touched by someone else.”
“You mean, your roommate? But didn’t he move out?”
Qin Cheng looked at Wu Hai and nodded: “Yes, he moved out. However, I don’t know why, but he suddenly came back today. When I woke up, I found out that my things had been moved.”
Qin Cheng’s words made both Zhang Jun and Wu Hai’s expressions turn harsh. After all, for researchers, this kind of behaviour was extremely offensive.
“Are the things you recorded in that notebook important?”
“It’s alright. In fact, I don’t really mind if he was just peeking at my notes. Besides, I haven’t come to a conclusion about the matters regarding the tomb anyways, so it doesn’t matter if he read them or not. It’s just…. something doesn’t feel right.”
“What isn’t right?” Zhang Jun and Wu Hai asked at the same time.
“I don’t know my roommate very well. But, can you guess who has a good relationship with him?”
When he heard this, Zhang Jun guessed that since the person they’ve been suspecting recently was Tang Jiaming, Qin Cheng must feel that it has something to do with him.
“Are you talking about….” After experiencing the threat from the Tang family with Qin Cheng, Wu Hai thought of that man faster than Zhang Jun did. In the end, this was confirmed by Qin Cheng.
“Yes, it’s the one you two are thinking about now. I didn’t feel anything strange before, but now it’s different. My roommate is familiar with Tang Jiaming, so maybe it was him who asked my roommate to find something ….”
When Qin Cheng suddenly thought of the small Taowu bone he had with him, his heart felt anxious. If Tang Jiaming had anything to do with this, then his goal shouldn’t be Qin Cheng’s notes, but the Taowu bone he brought back from that tomb!
“Zhang Jun, has anything been different from usual for the past few days? Has Li-….”
Before Qin Cheng could finish his words, the door of the cubicle was suddenly pushed open. Qu Zhiwen stood in front of the cubicle’s door and stared at Qin Cheng with a smile on his face: “Let me tell you, the three of you should pay more attention to your surroundings. Even though ordinary people wouldn’t be able to hear what the three of you are talking about here…. The same can’t be said about those who practice Taoism.”
Right after saying this, Qu Zhiwen strode behind Qin Cheng and pulled a small flying insect out from underneath Qin Cheng’s collar. After crushing it, a little golden light scattered from his fingers.
“It wouldn’t be good if this thing hears what you’re talking about…”
Qin Cheng and Wu Hai weren’t surprised at this, after everything they experienced so far, but the same couldn’t be said about Zhang Jun. This was his first time seeing something so magical, and he couldn’t help but sigh: “What was that just now? How could it turn into golden light after being crushed?”
“Heh. It’s just a little trick used for spying on others and gathering information…. But, if I hadn’t shown up, the person who sent this would’ve heard everything you were just talking about.”
Qu Zhiwen’s remark made Qin Cheng frown. As he glanced at Qu Zhiwen, the mask on his face dissipated. Qin Cheng wasn’t stupid, and he didn’t believe this meeting was a coincidence either. Qu Zhiwen must have been in this cafe a long time ago, waiting for the best opportunity to make an appearance. Qin Cheng could guess that Qu Zhiwen was trying to express that they could rely on him, if they wanted to go against Tang Jiaming….
In fact, Qin Cheng also wanted Qu Zhiwen’s help, but of course, he never thought that Qu Zhiwen would help him for free….
“You mean that you want to help us?” Qin Cheng stood up and faced Qu Zhiwen. “Do you even know what I want? Can you help me with that?”
Qin Cheng’s words were prickly, but Qu Zhiwen didn’t care. He simply laughed and said: “I don’t have the ability to help you with what you wish for. But, at least, I can keep you safe from dying a violent death for now.”
When they heard the ugly words ‘violent death’, Zhang Jun and Wu Hai stood up and cursed: “What the fuck are you talking about?”
Even though he was being cursed at, Qu Zhiwen didn’t care. Instead, he simply smiled and continued: “At this point, Qin Cheng, I think that you should understand what I mean.”
Qin Cheng stared at Qu Zhiwen with a cold gaze before asking: “What do you want?”
”The Taowu bones.”
When he heard these words, Qin Cheng wasn’t surprised. With a smile on his face, he said: “You’re just in time, I also have some things to ask you about….”
The character development of Qin Cheng and Wu Hai’s friendship, to think that Wu Hai used to hate Qin Cheng and Qin Cheng used to find Wu Hai annoying 😂😂😂 now they’re ✨🌺besties🌺✨
Zhang Jun no longer holds the title as Qin Cheng ONLY friend (since he’s so annoying no one likes him lmao)
Apart from these two (and Su Jingmo ofc) the only other people that like Qin Cheng are women, because Qin Cheng is hot and intelligent 😩🥵🥵 (sigh…. If only they knew… How much of a simp and stalker of a dead man he is….)
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