1715 The Grotesque
The noise of the water stirred up chaos and screams in the bathroom.
Jiang Chen, after forcing himself to exert the Great Method of Void, passed out again. The last thing he saw was water splashing.
When he had woken up, he found himself tightly tied and blindfolded.
He wanted to observe the surroundings with his holy awareness, but he only felt tingling in his brain.
"It's not gonna work. You can use your holy awareness here. The rope tying you can be used to tie immortal armor. It also has a spiritual seal on it. Even Venerable Sovereigns can't get rid of it quickly if tied by it."
"The cloth on your eyes not only can obscure your vision but also can block your holy awareness."
He heard a girl's voice.
"At least I still can hear such a beautiful voice."
Shrugging his shoulders, Jiang Chen tilted his head towards where the voice came from.
If he could see, he would find himself in a room.
The teenage girl in the bath was wearing a bathrobe, her hair still wet.
Her maid was standing at the door, looking out from time to time, very nervous.
Jiang Chen's answer was evidently unexpected for the teenage girl.
After adjusting her facial expression, the girl said sternly, "Who are you? Why are you in my house?"
"I was being chased. I had to exert an Escaping Method of the Nether despite my injuries, so I failed to detect directions. That's how I ended up in your room."
"How about this? You tell me where the door is, and I will leave with my eyes closed?" said Jiang Chen.
Then he immediately felt something cold against his neck and a light tingle.
He knew a sharp weapon had been held against his throat.
"Are you trying to be funny? Or you are a naturally funny guy?" asked the girl out of curiosity.
"Many people think I'm a dull person, a stickler for the rules, but somehow, I do regard myself as a funny guy," said Jiang Chen seriously.
The maid at the door warned her nervously.
The girl came to herself, and the dagger sharp enough to cut a throat open instantly fell onto the ground.
A light bloody line showed up on Jiang Chen's neck.
"I've never killed anyone, but my sister told me it was just a matter of time. A playboy like you is great for me to start with." The girl intentionally put on a murderous face, but then she realized Jiang Chen could not see it anyway, so she was annoyed.
"Playboy? Why did you say that?" asked Jiang Chen.
"Huh, you fled in any path you could without heeding which you chose, and you happened to intrude into my room? My house is deployed with a ward of the highest security level."
It turned out the girl did not believe what he had said.
"Alas, it happens every time. No one believes me when I'm telling the truth. However, when I lie, many will believe." Shaking his head, Jiang Chen seemed to be bothered.
The girl burst out laughing, but she held the laughter very soon. She placed the dagger against Jiang Chen's chin.
"You offended me anyway. Just give me one reason that I shouldn't kill you," the girl said.
"Well, I'll tell you a secret. How does that sound?" said Jiang Chen.
He piqued curiosity in the girl. She wondered what kind of story this interesting guy would tell.
"The rope tying me is called Trapping Dragon Cable. It's made of a hard material and has a spiritual seal. The spiritual seal is the key."
"It's such a coincidence that I happen to know how to tackle the spiritual seal."
Before he finished speaking, the rope suddenly fell off Jiang Chen's body.
Free again, Jiang Chen grasped the girl's wrist. He stood up and moved behind her so that she could not move at will.
Jiang Chen took the cloth off, covering his eyes while speaking.
When he had seen everything in the room, he let go of the girl and gave the dagger back to her.
"What does that mean?" The girl did not take the dagger. She looked startled.
"This is your room. I guess you've got many strong people in your house. You didn't hand me in because you are a good person."
Jiang Chen said with a small smile, "This is just a misunderstanding. We could be kinder to each other, you know."
"Huh, maybe I'm just going to torture you so that I can take delight in your tragic screams."
The girl stomped her feet. She was somehow pissed.
"I've never seen anyone who wants others to believe she is a bad person."
Gazing at the pretty girl's fair skin and her beautiful face with two dimples, Jiang Chen was somehow in a good mood.
"Well, now you can tell me where the door is," Jiang Chen reminded her.
"Don't you know some Escaping Method of the Nether?" The girl felt complacent, thinking she had found the hole in his story.
"I told you, I'm injured," Jiang Chen said helplessly.
"But, I do not see any wounds on you." The girl still did not believe him.
"Well, not all injuries are visible. Some injuries are deeper than others. For example, it really hurts my feelings that a pretty lady doesn't trust me."
"You are silver-tongued."
Seeing him not threaten her, the girl finally took the dagger. She gave him a silk handkerchief. "Wipe off the blood. Don't stain my carpet."
Jiang Chen took the handkerchief. Smelling a sweet scent that especially belonged to girls, he said with a smile, "You are good-hearted, but why did you pretend you are a cruel person?"
"Do you know me well? My sister told me it's important to be cruel. This is the only way to make others scared of you."
Jiang Chen wiped the blood off his neck. Then something occurred to him, and he released his holy awareness.
The girl hurried to stop him. She realized what he was doing from his look.
But it was still too late. He released his holy awareness to investigate the terrain.
However, as soon as it was released, it rocked and then was absorbed by something.
"You always consider you are right! I told you my house is deployed with a ward! Now my sister and my father must have learned you are here!"
The girl blamed him.
Then they heard rushing footsteps coming from the corridor out of the room.
"Remember my name, Ye Sizhu. What's your name? Tell others you are my friend later. Otherwise, you'll be in trouble," the girl said immediately.
"My name is Jiang Chen."
"Jiang Chen. Okay, so I'll introduce you as Chen… Wait a sec. You are called Jiang Chen?"
The girl spoke very fast. Then something occurred to her. She looked at Jiang Chen's face right away.
Her eyes were more and more widely open. In the end, she ran into the bathroom. She came out with a book in her hand. She flipped to the last page.
There was a picture of some person.
The girl took a look at the picture and then another look at Jiang Chen. She seemed to be puzzled.
Jiang Chen happened to see the cover and the book title: The Grotesque: Jiang Chen.
And there was a brief introduction on the cover: Shock! The shocking secret of how a man from a declining Planes' World rose to the top!
They all fell into silence!
Tilting his head, Jiang Chen scratched his face, embarrassed.
"It's really you!"
The girl confirmed Jiang Chen's identity through the picture. She was pleasantly surprised. She came up to him and put her hands on Jiang Chen's shoulders involuntarily.
Coincidentally, the door was pushed open from outside. A few people were standing there, petrified by what they saw.
"Sizhu! What's going on here?!"
A pretty woman raised her eyebrow. She walked into the room in anger.
Her look was as sharp as a knife as if it could kill people.
And the target of it was naturally Jiang Chen, who looked completely innocent at the moment.