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Chapter 1 Stranger

“I am a loser. I hardly pay attention to whether the sun is shining brightly or not, because there is no time.

“My parents cannot provide me with support, my education is not high, and I am alone in the city looking for a future.

“I looked for many jobs, but I couldn’t be hired. Maybe no one likes a person who is not good at talking, doesn’t like to communicate, and doesn’t show enough ability.

“I only ate two pieces of bread for three days . , hunger kept me awake at night. Fortunately, I paid the rent one month in advance and could continue to live in that dark basement without having to go outside to bear the extremely cold wind in winter.

“Finally, I found a job, keeping vigil in the hospital and keeping vigil at the morgue.

“The night in the hospital was colder than I imagined. The wall lamps in the corridor were not lit, and it was dark everywhere. I could only rely on infiltration from the room. The little light that came out helped me see my feet.

“The smell there is very bad, and from time to time the deceased is stuffed in body bags and brought in. We cooperate to help him move into the morgue.

“It’s not a very good job, but at least it allows me to pay for it. After making bread, I can also use my free time at night to study. After all, no one wants to come to the morgue, unless there are corpses that need to be delivered or transported away for burning. Of course, I don’t have enough money to buy books, and I can’t see them at the moment. The hope of saving money.

“I have to thank my former colleague. If he hadn’t left suddenly, I might not have even been able to get such a job.

“I dreamed that I could take turns to be responsible for the day. Now I always go to bed when the sun comes up, and get up when the night comes, so that My body became a little weak and my head occasionally throbbed.

“One day, the movers delivered a new body.

“I heard from others that this was my former colleague who suddenly resigned.

“I was a little curious about him. After everyone left, I pulled out the cabinet and quietly opened the body bag.

“He was an old man. His face was green and white, with wrinkles everywhere. He looked scary under the very dark light.

“His hair is not much, most of it is white, and all his clothes have been taken off, not even a piece of cloth is left for him.

“For such a deceased person without a family, the movers will definitely not let go of making extra money. Opportunity.

“I saw a strange mark on his chest. It was blue and black. I can’t describe the specific appearance. The light was too dark at the time.

“I reached out and touched the mark. It was nothing special.

“Looking at this former colleague, I was thinking, if I keep doing this, when I get old, will I be like him…

” I told him that I would accompany him to the crematorium tomorrow and personally lay his ashes. Take it to the nearest free cemetery so that those in charge of these things won’t find it troublesome to just find a wasteland by the river and throw it away.

“This will cost me a morning’s sleep, but fortunately, it’s Sunday soon, so I can make up for it.

” After saying that, I made the body bag and stuffed it into the cabinet again.

“The lights in the room seemed to be getting darker…

” After that day, every time I went to bed, I always dreamed of a heavy fog.

“I had a premonition that something would happen in the near future, and that sooner or later something that could not be called a human would come to me, but no one wanted to believe me. They felt that my spirit had changed in such an environment and that kind of work. It’s not normal, I need to see a doctor…”

A male customer sitting in front of the bar looked at the narrator who suddenly stopped:

“Then what?”

The male customer was in his thirties and was wearing a brown tweed. He was wearing a jacket and light yellow trousers, his hair was pressed flat, and he had a simple dark round hat at hand.

He looks ordinary, like most people in the tavern, with black hair and light blue eyes. He is not good-looking or ugly, and lacks obvious features. The

narrator in his eyes is a young man of eighteen or nineteen years old, with a good figure. He is tall and straight, with slender limbs. He also has short black hair and light blue eyes, but his facial features are deep and eye-catching.

The young man looked at the empty wine glass in front of him and sighed:

“Then?

” “Then I will resign and return to the countryside, and come here to brag with you.” ”

As he spoke, a smile appeared on his face, with a somewhat narrow-minded smile.

The male guest was stunned for a moment:

“Are you bragging about what you just said? ”

“Ha ha. “A burst of laughter broke out around the bar.

The laughter subsided for a while, and a thin middle-aged man looked at the slightly embarrassed guest and said:

“Foreigner, you actually believe Lumian’s story. He tells it every day. They are all different. Yesterday, he was an unlucky guy whose fiancée broke off his engagement because of poverty. Today, he has become a corpse-keeper! ”

Yes, talking about thirty years on the east side of the Serenzo River and thirty years on the right side of the Serenzo River is just nonsense!” “Another tavern regular followed.

They are all farmers from the large village of Kordu, wearing black, gray or brown short jackets. The

black-haired young man named Lumian supported the bar with both hands and stood slowly. He stood up and said with a smile:

“You know, this is not a story I made up, it was all written by my sister. She likes to write stories the most, and she is also a columnist for “Novel Weekly”. ”

After speaking, he turned sideways, spread his hands to the foreign guest, and said with a bright smile:

“It seems that she wrote really well.

“I’m sorry, you misunderstood.”

The ordinary-looking man in a brown tweed jacket was lifeless. He stood up and responded with a smile:

“Very interesting story.

” “What do you call it?”

“Isn’t it common sense to introduce yourself before asking anyone? ” ” Lumian smiled.

The guest from out of town nodded:

“My name is Len Cos.

“These two are my companions Valentine and Liya.”

The latter sentence refers to the man and woman sitting next to him.

The man is in his mid-twenties, has yellow hair with a little powder on it, and his not-so-large eyes are a darker color than lake blue. He is wearing a white vest, a blue tweed jacket and black trousers. He is obviously confused before going out. Get dressed up.

He looked quite indifferent and rarely looked at the farmers and herdsmen around him.

The woman looked younger than the two men, with long light gray hair tied into a complicated bun and a white veil that served as a hat.

Her eyes were the same color as her hair, and she looked at Lumian with an undisguised smile. She seemed to be only interested in what just happened.

Under the illumination of the gas wall lamp in the tavern, the woman named Liya showed off her pretty nose and gracefully curved lips. She was definitely a beauty in a countryside like Kordu Village.

She was wearing a white pleated cashmere tight skirt, an off-white coat and a pair of Marcel boots. She also had two small silver bells tied to her veil and boots. When she walked into the tavern just now, they were jingling all the way. It is very eye-catching and makes many men stare straight at it.

In their eyes, this must be a fashionable dress only found in big cities like Bigor, the provincial capital, and Trier, the capital.

Lumian nodded to the three strangers:

“My name is Lumian Li. You can just call me Lumian.”

“Li?” Liya blurted out.

“What’s wrong, is there something wrong with my last name?” Lumian asked curiously.

Len Kos explained to Liya:

“The surname “You” is scary. I almost couldn’t control my voice just now.”

Seeing the confused expressions of the farmers and herdsmen around him, he further explained:

“I have been in contact with sailors. , Maritime merchants all know that there is a saying circulating across the Five Seas:

“I would rather encounter those pirate generals or even kings than a man named Frank Lee.

“That guy’s last name is also Li.”

“Is he scary?” Lumian asked.

Ryan shook his head:

“I don’t know, but since there is such a legend, it must not be bad.”

He stopped the topic and said to Lumian:

“Thank you for your story, it is worth a glass of wine, what do you want? ?”

“A glass of ‘Green Fairy’.” Lumian was not polite at all and sat down again.

Ryan Kos frowned slightly and said:

“‘Green Fairy’…absinthe?

” I think I need to remind you that absinthe is harmful to the human body. This kind of wine may cause insanity and make you hallucinate. “

I had no idea that the trend in Trier had spread here. “Liya next to her added with a smile.

Lumian said “Oh”:

“It turns out that people in Trier also like to drink ‘Green Fairy’…

“For us, life is hard enough, there is no need to care about more.” So a little damage, this kind of wine can make our spirits more relaxed.”

“Okay.” Ryan sat back and looked at the bartender, “A glass of ‘Green Fairy’, and give me a glass of ‘Spicy Heart’. ”

“Spicy Heart” is a famous fruit soju.

“Why don’t you give me a cup of Green Fairy? I told you the truth just now, and I can also tell you the whole situation of this kid!” The thin middle-aged man who was the first to expose Lumian told stories every day The man shouted dissatisfied, “outsiders, I can see that you still have doubts about the authenticity of that story!”

“Pierre, you are really willing to do anything to get a free glass of wine!” Lumi Ann shouted back.

Before Ryan could make a decision, Lumian added:

“Why can’t I tell it myself, so that I can have one more cup of Green Fairy?”

“Because they don’t know whether to believe what you said.” The middle-aged man named Pierre smiled proudly and said, “Your sister’s favorite story to tell the children is ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. Those who always lie will definitely lose their credibility.” ”

Okay.” Lumian shrugged. He shrugged his shoulders and watched the bartender push a glass of light green wine in front of him.

Ryan looked at him and asked,

“Is it okay?”

“No problem, as long as your wallet is enough to pay for the drinks.” Lumian didn’t care.

“Then have another cup of Green Fairy.” Ryan nodded.

Pierre suddenly smiled:

“Generous foreigner, this kid is the most prankster in the village. You must stay away from him.

” Five years ago, he was brought back to the village by her sister Aurore, and then He has never left. You think, before that, he was only thirteen years old, how could he go to the hospital to be the bodyguard? Well, the nearest hospital to us is in Daliez down the mountain, and it takes a whole afternoon to walk there.

“Take it back to the village? ” “Liya asked keenly.

She tilted her head slightly, bringing out the tinkling sound.

Pierre nodded:

“Aurore moved here six years ago. A year later, she went out for a trip. , brought this boy back, saying that he picked it up on the road, that he was a street boy, and that he was about to starve to death, and he planned to adopt him.

“Then, his surname was ‘Li’ after Aurore, and even the name ‘Lumian’ was given by Aurore.”

“I have forgotten what the original name was.” Lumian took a sip of absinthe, He said with a smile.

It seems that he has no sense of inferiority or shame at all about his past being exposed in this way.

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