Copy of Resentment - Chapter 18
Blood as Medium
A person was standing by the window.
Bian Shengjian stared at the shadow closely, not daring to take a breath, for fear that his eyes would pop out of their sockets in fright. He was anxious and thought about shouting, unfortunately he couldn’t even hear his own breathing. He could only stare helplessly at the dark figure. The next second, the door handle was twisted a few times and there were clattering noises.
Fortunately, the door was locked before he went to bed. Bian Shengjian stared at the shadow in which he didn’t have a clue whether it was a human or a ghost, and before he could take a breath, a loud noise suddenly came from outside the door: someone was kicking it.
Bian Shengjian was so frightened by the sound that he squeezed out an “ah” from his throat. Although the door of the dormitory was a little old, the quality was still acceptable, and the thing outside who tried to kick it several times couldn’t successfully enter for the time being.
However, according to the movement and sound of the hard kicking outside, the students in the surrounding area should have been woken up, but there was no sound of a door opening in the corridor for a long time, it was as quiet as death.
Just when Bian Shengjian’s breathing became a little difficult, the door became quiet, and the small gap left by the window was suddenly pushed open. Then a hand came in along the edge, and went straight to the position of the inner door lock.
Bian Shengjian struggled desperately but he could only stiffly lie flat on his bed, moreover, the room was dark. In the silence, he could only watch in horror as the hand quickly reached the doorknob and with the twist of his hand, the door was successfully unlocked.
Shit, it worked??
The door handle moved again, and Bian Shengjian was so anxious that sweat broke down from his forehead, but now he couldn’t even reach for the knife on the pillow, so he could only look at the shadow in despair. The door was kicked open and after a few seconds of pause, the light in the room was suddenly switched on–
The room was instantly lit bright as day, and Bian Shengjian was blinded by the unexpected light, and at the same time heard a familiar voice. “Third brother?”
Bian Shengjian stared at the person standing at the door like a ghost, but he couldn’t even do the most basic scolding. The numbness and shock all over his body were enough to slow him down up to the forty-nine days.
Lu Shen’s face was a little pale, and the moment he saw his strange state, his expression became very cold. He stood in silence five or six steps away from his bedside, and it took a long time for him to speak.
“… Are you alright?”
Which fucking eye do you see that I’m fine?
Bian Shengjian can’t speak, but he can only use his eyes frantically to signal Lu Shen to help him up first, his waist was so sore that he can’t bear it anymore.
Lu Shen watched him and was silent for a while before walking forward slowly, but he didn’t check Bian Shengjian’s situation first, he grabbed his schoolbag on the chair with one hand, unzipped one of the zippers and seemed to pull out something.
What the hell are you doing? Come over here and help me!
Bian Shengjian stared at him, but when he saw what he was holding, he was shocked.
It’s the talisman.
You bastard put it in my schoolbag?
Bian Shengjian tried to communicate with him with his thoughts.
Lu Shen lowered his head and didn’t look at him, and his next action made Bian Shengjian even more unbelievable.
Lu Shen suddenly took out a lighter from his pocket, then took a small bowl on the table, and lit the talisman in front of Bian Shengjian eyes.
The yellow paper burned almost as soon as it touched the fire, and for a moment, there were only a few wisps of white smoke and its embers fell into the bowl.
Lu Shen held the bowl with the ashes and looked at it carefully for a while, then reached out and took the cup at the side and started pouring water into the bowl. After pouring about half of the bowl, he stopped, and he held the bottom of the bowl and shook it carefully, as if to let the ashes be dissolved better in the water. He held onto it and walked to the bedside.
Bian Shengjian stared at him, but did not react for a while.
“Drink this.” Lu Shen said again, this time there was no expression on his face and his tone was very flat. Seeing this, it only added a layer of sweat on Bian Shengjian’s back instantly.
Not right. Lu Shen’s current state looks very wrong.
“Third brother.” Lu Shen held the bowl and looked at him for a few seconds before he realized that Shengjian’s current lying position was not suitable for drinking water, therefore he put the bowl aside and hoisted up his body. He gently supported his back and helped him up.
“You…sit up first.”
The moment Bian Shengjian’s body was touched by Lu Shen’s hand, he seemed to be relieved, but his whole body was still stiff for a while, and his hands and feet couldn’t exert any strength, but at least he could barely speak.
“Go away……stay away from me.”
“Be obedient,” Lu Shen frowned and brought the bowl of water to his mouth. “Drink it and you’ll be fine.”
“What the hell is this…”
Bian Shengjian stared at the bowl of fairly clear water, but even though it looked clean, he just watched Lu Shen dissolve the burned ash into the water. Now as long as he thought about it, he couldn’t help but feel nauseated. “Go away, take it away from me!”
“I’ll feed this to you if you don’t drink it.” Lu Shen said.
Before Bian Shengjian could react to the feeding method, he stared at Lu Shen stunned as he slowly raised the bowl to his lips, and took a sip of the water.
Holy crap! Don’t..don’t lean forward!
Bian Shengjian looked at Lu Shen in horror as he gripped his shoulder without hesitation. The whole person slowly leaned forward, some messy forehead hair almost blocked one of his eye, preventing him from looking at what Lu Shen’s expression was at the moment.
“I’ll drink..I’ll drink it!” Bian Shengjian was still powerless all over his body, but he still struggled to raise his hand to block the person in front him. “Don’t come here!”
Lu Shen didn’t speak. His Adam’s Apple only moved as he swallowed the water inside his mouth. He placed the bowl near Shenjian’s lips and at the same time said, “Drink it clean.”
Bian Shengjian gritted his teeth, and could only drink the bowl of water in one breath in front of Lu Shen’s face. Although there was no special taste in the mouth, he couldn’t help but feel nauseated after swallowing the last mouthful of water. “…Ugghh…”
Although he didn’t really spit it out, Lu Shen quickly clasped his mouth with his hand. “Don’t spit it out.”
Bian Shengjian patted his hand a few times with great effort, and retched a few times on the ground when Lu Shen let go of his hand, his eyes were red.
“How do you feel?” Lu Shen asked.
What do you think!
“I…” Bian Shengjian was stunned when he realized that his strength seemed to come back in an instant, and the numbness and stiffness all over his body gradually disappeared. “I seem to feel better. “
“That’s good.” Lu Shen breathed a sigh of relief.
“What kind of thing did you just just give to drink?”
Bian Shengjian fanned his sweaty collar, also broke away from the previous weird state before, and said the same question he had in mind earlier, “That talisman…. Did you put it in my bag?”
“Yes.” Lu Shen’s eyes looking at him at the moment were a little deep, and mixed with a lot of emotions that he couldn’t see clearly. “It was an amulet.”
“Amulet?” Bian Shengjian frowned, “Then why didn’t you discuss it with me beforehand? How can you just stuff it like that?”
“Third brother.” Lu Shen was still staring at him, “Did you just dream of something?”
Bian Shengjian took a breath, the fright and shock brought by his paralyzed body already overshadowed his previous emotions, but now that Lu Shen mentioned this, he suddenly couldn’t help shaking uncontrollably.
“What did you dream about?” Lu Shen grabbed his shoulder suddenly, his tone was with obvious suppressed panic. “Don’t believe it, it’s not true.”
“I know…” Bian Shengjian closed his eyes and took a deep breath, trying his best to suppress the shadow of the knife dripping with blood, then asked with a little hoarse voice: “Tell me, what the hell is going on?”
“This is what happens to students who stayed in No. 4 Middle School.” Lu Shen’s eyes dimmed, “Sometimes, they would have nightmares at night.”
“Nightmare?” Bian Shengjian frowned and couldn’t help but get goosebumps again. “But just now… it seems like my body was paralyzed, I can’t speak or move, fuck.”
“You were just too frightened, a stress reaction.” Lu Shen said comfortingly.
“Then why the fuck did you give me water mixed with that talisman?” Bian Shengjian suddenly felt nauseated again. “Also, if you want to come in, you can just knock on the door first! Do you want to scare me to death by aggressively kicking the door and impulsively rushing in!”
“I’m sorry.” Lu Shen said and hesitated for a while. “Actually, my grandma taught me this method. She used to be a village sorcerer. She said that it can calm people’s minds.”
“Sorcerer?” Bian Shengjian looked at him in shock. He didn’t expect that things like burning talismans and eating Guanyin clay could still happen in reality, and the effect was actually quite good. After swallowing, he said with some difficulty. “Then I was just…”
“You’re okay. You just had a nightmare and were overly frightened.” Lu Shen said and stood up. “I’ll get you a set of clothes to change, you’re soaked in sweat.”
“In the cabinet, one floor below.” Bian Shengjian said, frowning.
After handing him the clothes, Lu Shen sat on the stool next to him, resting his hands on his knees and letting out a long sigh of relief.
“…you turn around.”
Bian Shengjian felt uncomfortable at the moment. After trying to raise the hem of his shirt, he hesitated. The scene of Lu Shen trying to feed him water suddenly flashed before his eyes. He suddenly felt that the atmosphere between them was so warm that it was almost burning.
He couldn’t see through Lu Shen, and couldn’t guess what his purpose was for doing all this. However, just now, when Lu Shen raised his head and swallowed the water, the slight movement of his Adam’s Apple seemed to be fixed on his mind over and over again. Even his heartbeat quickened a little.
“Did you not hear me!”
Lu Shen raised his head and looked at him for several seconds before slowly standing up and walking to the balcony.
“Okay. I am not looking at you.”
Bian Shengjian gritted his teeth and changed his clothes. After changing, he raised his hand and touched his face, which was actually a little hot.
While feeling dumbstruck, Lu Shen turned back around from the balcony. “Go back to sleep, it’s already past 3 am.”
“I can’t sleep.” Bian Shengjian rubbed his face fiercely with his hands. The chaotic experience a while ago made him feel chaotic. He still had to wait until tomorrow when he wakes up before he can alienate everything again. “You…”
He originally wanted to say you go and leave me alone for a while, but he hesitated when the words came to him, and he remembered the feeling of numbness and despair he had just felt. It was still a little early before dawn and it was a little unbearable for him to be alone in such a space, but it was different with Lu Shen’s presence………
“How about this,” Lu Shen said, “I’ll draw you another amulet to ward off evil and soothe the mind.”
“How would you do it?” Bian Shengjian was suddenly curious, “I have no ink here.”
“It’s okay.” Lu Shen took out a new blank yellow paper in his trousers pocket, which made it hard for Bian Shengjian not to wonder if he had come prepared before rushing here.
“Why are you carrying this thing with you? Do you plan to go back to your grandma to study witchcraft after graduation?”
“She’s already gone.” Lu Shen smiled, put the blank yellow paper on the table, and then glanced around. “Do you have a knife?”
“What are you going to do?” Bian Shengjian looked at him vigilantly, and subconsciously moved back to protect the knife under the pillow. “There isn’t. “
“Forget it.” Lu Shen shrugged, suddenly placed his index finger of his right hand to his mouth, aligning it to his teeth and bit down hard–
“Hey!” Bian Shengjian shouted. Looking at the blood oozing from Lu Shen’s fingertip, he also felt that his finger ached for a moment. “You are…”
“Using blood as the medium,” Lu Shen began to paint on the yellow paper with his blood, “using spirit as a guide. “
One after another red traces were drawn on the paper, converging into zigzag symbols that Bian Shengjian could not understand, and finally covered the entire paper with powerful and flexible strokes.
“Expel the lofty, and return the soul to the hometown.”
Finally, after Lu Shen painted the paper until its lower right corner, it was a very startling red. Even Lu Shen’s index finger was mottled, and the dried blood was still stuck in his fingers. Seeing this, Bian Shengjian’s teeth aching for a while. “You… Are your hands alright?”
“It’s alright.” Lu Shen smiled, grabbed the talisman with his other hand and shook it. When the blood on it was completely dry, he turned to look at Bian Shengjian.
“Here, stick it under your bed. .”
“…Are you sure?”
Bian Shengjian stared at the charm, although according to Lu Shen’s words, it was a spell to ward off evil spirits, but it was actually smeared with human blood. No matter how he looked at it, he was a little apprehensive. “Will it…”
“Third brother,” Lu Shen coughed twice, his face paler than before. “Trust me, okay?”
Bian Shengjian looked at him for a few seconds, and finally nodded with gritted teeth. “Okay.”
After Lu Shen pulled out some glue from somewhere, he stuck the paper on the bottom of his bed in front of Bian Shengjian. Although he could not see it visually, Bian Shengjian couldn’t help but look at the bottom of the bed several times.
“Just stick it here? Is this thing really useful?”
“Yes, just stick it there.” Lu Shen looked very tired after finishing everything and the blood on his fingertip had already stopped. “I’ll go back first, it will be daybreak in a while.”
“Why don’t you sit down…for a while.” Bian Shengjian said with difficulty. At this time, he sincerely hoped that Lu Shen could stay, but Lu Shen looked at him and shook his head.
“Okay, you can just go.”
Bian Shengjian took out his cell phone from the bedside and thought about it for a while that after Lu Shen leaves, he would just find someone to chat with. Although calling at this point would disturb people’s dreams and was very immoral……but at this time he was so fucking scared.
“Third brother,” Lu Shen rubbed his forehead, looking like he couldn’t hold on any longer. “Remember to call me if you have something, I’m right next door.”
“Okay.” Bian Shengjian nodded, and without saying anything else, he lowered his head and started looking for the victim.
Lu Shen sighed and stepped out lightly. When he closed the door, he looked up at the moon hanging in the sky.
Today is a full moon.
“Why is it that..” Lu Shen looked at the white light ball in a daze, “You are not affected by the Soul Bell…”
He raised his hand and glanced at the blood on his fingertips, and a wry smile hung on the corner of his mouth.
“Sorry, Third brother.”