After seeing Chi Yiyin stop, the housekeeper showed a smug grin.
The tall skeleton bent down from midair, and stretched out its claws covered with poisonous snakes towards Chi Yiyin. The skull’s teeth and jaws were wide open, as if it wanted to grab and chew him with its sharp teeth.
The skeleton, which was way taller than the wall, was also noticed by players in other courtyards. They looked at the skeleton in astonishment and fear at the same time.
As soon as Tong Yao ran to the main building whilst sweating profusely, she suddenly heard an eerie laughter that was inhuman. She turned around in astonishment, and happened to see the two dark, hollow eye sockets of the skeleton.
She was taken aback, but at the same time, she immediately realized that the direction of the skeleton seemed to be the direction Chi Yiyin had left before.
“Oh my god…”
She covered her mouth, terror in her eyes.
The audience before the live broadcast was also in an uproar, eager to ask about the origin of the skeleton. For a while, the number of viewers in Chi Yiyin’s live broadcast room soared, attracting countless people in the live broadcast hall to watch.
But only Chi Yiyin, who faced the skeleton at close range, didn’t even have a trace of fear.
The notebook’s page had turned frayed, and he flipped it to a brand-new page.
While Chi Yiyin was holding the notebook in one hand and the pen in the other, he was smiling and looking directly at the skeleton. Without even looking at the notebook, the pen landed on the paper and wrote quickly, making a rustling sound.
The thin gold font with iron and silver hooks immediately formed into coherent words, each stroke was like a falling sword.
The skeleton’s phalanx was about to grab Chi Yiyin, only a few centimeters away from him, but he didn’t even blink.
[He is the loyal housekeeper of Ma family who adheres to the virtues of the olden times.]
When this sentence appeared in the notebook, he was about to grab Chi Yiyin with his bone palm, then froze in place less than a centimeter away from the other.
Chi Yiyin smiled and kept writing.
[He regards the glory of Ma family as his own, and takes it as his duty to maintain the reputation of Ma family. For this reason, he would even kill people of the Ma family.]
A new sentence fell, and the huge body of the skeleton was slightly trembling. The housekeeper looked at Chi Yiyin and couldn’t believe what was happening. The pain spread in his body, as if it was sweeping his soul, and he gradually couldn’t control his own body.
Chi Yiyin carefully looked at the skeleton. The scenes of the housekeeper’s performance passed through his mind and finally became his words.
[He does not need a name. He is the epitome of thousands of foolish tragedies in the olden times – the persecutor and the ignorant.]
The last full stop fell.
The housekeeper let out a terrified howl, but as if an invisible force was holding him, the skeleton began to be folded and compressed, and the joints made a piercing “crack” sound, and shrank rapidly alongside his howling.
In the blink of an eye, the terrifying skeleton had turned into the housekeeper again.
He stretched out his hand in a panic to look at his skinny but still human-shaped hand, and then looked at Chi Yiyin in horror, not knowing why it became like this.
The audience before the live broadcast was also dumbfounded.
[Wait… what happened here?]
[Is it a prop? This person must be using a high-level special effect prop! Look, I’ll say he’s a big shot who is making a comeback!]
[Fuck, I just checked the previous information of this instance. As long as the housekeeper is enraged and turns into a skeleton state, the player will definitely die. This, how did he do it!]
In the live broadcast hall, the soaring popularity of instance has also attracted the attention of many veteran players on the list.
One of them, a teenager with a lollipop in his mouth, casually scanned the live broadcast screen, but when he saw the confrontation between the huge skeleton and the tiny human, his eyes stopped.
Where did he seem to have seen this young man?
The teenager rubbed his chin thoughtfully, and then entered the live broadcast room with great interest.
The housekeeper’s face was flushed, as if he wanted to become the skeleton again, but failed. He wanted to ask Chi Yiyin, but just as he opened his mouth, Chi Yiyin tilted his head and smiled at him.
[The housekeeper fell silent in front of Chi Yiyin, because he suddenly discovered that this was not the eldest miss of Ma family.]
The handwriting fell.
At that moment, the housekeeper realized that the person in front of him whom he had always considered to be the eldest miss turned out to be a man!
How could this be?
The housekeeper was startled, and immediately didn’t care about his abnormality, but looked at Chi Yiyin with wariness and hostility.
Chi Yiyin turned a blind eye, and continued to write: [The housekeeper dare not startle the snake, and is going to investigate the man’s details before reporting to the Ma family’s patriarch.]
The moment the stroke fell, the way the housekeeper looked at Chi Yiyin changed, and he was no longer as angry as before.
Just as Chi Yiyin guessed, in order to maintain the reputation of Ma family, the housekeeper would be extremely harsh on the children of the Ma family, and could even be said to be terrifying. That’s why the female ghost instinctively loathed and even feared the housekeeper.
But the housekeeper had a different attitude towards people outside the Ma family.
——He’s simply a faithful practitioner of the old school’s “beating is kissing and scolding is love.”
Chi Yiyin couldn’t help but clicked his tongue, looking at the housekeeper with boredom.
The crisis was temporarily lifted, but he was not satisfied.
Ever since Chi Yiyin awakened this strange power many years ago, he discovered that as long as he knew the origin and identity of the ghost, and found the cause and purpose of the ghost, he could write that ghost into his notebook.
And the ghosts that were successfully written into the book by him would be shackled and used by him.
When he was a teenager, Chi Yiyin relied on this kind of power to use evil ghosts and spirits to escape crisis time and time again.
The skeleton stopped attacking because Chi Yiyin had figured out the character and purpose of the housekeeper, so the words had taken effect.
But what made Chi Yiyin dissatisfied was that he hadn’t explored the whole truth yet, so he couldn’t fully include the housekeeper in the book. He was only able to influence the housekeeper’s actions and attitudes by writing plots that fit the housekeeper’s personality.
But such a limitation was too great. If he made a wrong judgment and wrote a plot that didn’t fit the character of the housekeeper, even the parts already included in the book would become invalid. At that time, the housekeeper would break free from the chain and kill him in turn.
For example, if he wrote, “the housekeeper is loyal to Chi Yiyin” or “the housekeeper commits suicide” and other unreasonable developments, his success would fall short.
Chi Yiyin’s fingers rubbed the spine of the book, thinking that fortunately he had the habit of observing and exploring the people around him, and it was always useful to plan ahead.
The housekeeper was still in shock, he wasn’t sure about Chi Yiyin’s identity.
But Chi Yiyin smiled at the housekeeper, closed the notebook with a “snap!” and put it back in the pocket of his suit.
Immediately, he turned around calmly and walked towards the gate, bent slightly with a smile, and made an invitation gesture to the elderly woman in cheongsam.
“Auntie, welcome to the Ma’s house.”
Chi Yiyin smiled and reached out to the woman in the cheongsam.
The aunt was looking at the abnormal noise in the courtyard in surprise, but when she saw Chi Yiyin, she smiled in surprise.
“Yuze, you’ve come back from Shanghai. Auntie thought you were fascinated by the city that never sleeps, and wouldn’t go back to such a small place as Gushu Town.”
The aunt held Chi Yiyin’s arm tightly, looked him up and down, said yes repeatedly, and narrowed her eyes with a smile.
Chi Yiyin frowned, although he didn’t like other people’s touch, but now in order to release the shackles brought by the rules, he could only endure it temporarily.
When the servant led him across the courtyard to the eldest miss’ boudoir, he heard the order passed among the other servants, saying that Madam Ma’s sister heard that the eldest miss was coming home, and so she wanted to visit her and stay for a few days to get close to the eldest miss.
A servant was ordering others to clean the guest room and arrange the furniture, and Chi Yiyin secretly wrote down the time the servant said, which happened to be in the evening.
So when the housekeeper said that the madam was not here, but the banquet was going to be held, Chi Yiyin immediately thought of Madam Ma’s sister.
Without the elders at the table, it was impossible for a few juniors to have a banquet.
The only explanation was that the aunt from Madam Ma’s natal family would arrive at Ma’s mansion at around 5 o’clock, so the younger generation must come to accompany and cannot be late in front of the elder. This was the “etiquette of prestigious families” that the housekeeper insisted on.
This was also the reason for the penalty for failing to attend the banquet after the time limit.
Therefore, when Chi Yiyin ran out of the boudoir, he went straight to the main gate. He knew the approximate size of the mansion, so he deduced from the 5 o’clock given by the housekeeper, and calculated that his aunt would walk to the main gate at this time.
Since the truth of being punished was because of being rude in front of the elders, as long as he opened his mind, gave up going to the banquet hall, and went to the gate to pick up the aunt, it would not be considered rude.
On the contrary, it was polite.
The mother was seriously ill and bedridden, and the eldest sister was like a mother, entertaining relatives instead of the mother, not to mention that the aunt came here for the elder sister.
According to behavior, this was entirely in line with etiquette.
And it was true.
The moment Chi Yiyin saw the aunt, his countdown stopped, and the task of going to the banquet was over.
The aunt was still holding him in surprise, and asked him about his school life in Shanghai with concern and detail, but Chi Yiyin curled his lips. He glanced at the housekeeper standing beside him, and smiled lightly.
Under the influence of Chi Yiyin’s notes, the housekeeper, who originally wanted to ask about Chi Yiyin’s identity. But when he saw that the aunt, a relative of Ma family was present and grabbed Chi Yiyin and called him “Yuze,” the housekeeper looked bewildered. He was stunned, but still abided by his duties as a servant, bowed to the waist deeply and dared not say anything in front of the aunt.
“Let’s go, aunt. I have asked the housekeeper to prepare the dishes, and the brothers and sister should have arrived.”
Chi Yiyin naturally claimed all the housekeeper’s preparations were his own, without the slightest guilty conscience.
He stretched out his arm, and asked the aunt to hold his hand like a gentleman, leading her inside the mansion, and taking advantage of the aunt’s momentum, he instructed the housekeeper, “What are you doing in a daze? You don’t even lead the way.”
Seeing the housekeeper’s appearance of holding back his anger but having no choice but to obey, Chi Yiyin’s smile deepened.
The aunt was coaxed by Chi Yiyin into laughter, and repeatedly praised Yuze for being a good child.
The system notification tone was online again: [Congratulations to the survivor for over completing the task of ‘Going to the Banquet!’ Awarded 5 points. Gain +10 favorability with the key character ‘Aunt.’ Rewarded 1 point. Current point is 61.]
Before the live broadcast, all the audience were dumbfounded.
[Wait… fuck! What the hell is this nb character, you can still play like this?]
T/N: nb = 牛逼 (niu bi) = chinese slang meaning “when someone did smth shocking or amazing”
[I have watched the live broadcast of this instance several times before, and no one thought of using the aunt to complete the banquet task. When did he know about the aunt? How could he know that he even ran over just in time for his aunt to come? It’s really… shit, my brain is so short-circuited that I can’t figure it out! ]
[The strength of this big shot is terrifying.]
[Other players are looking for death in the banquet hall, but he is better off. Just let the housekeeper lead the way??? It is estimated that the housekeeper is about to die of anger, but can’t resist. Suddenly, I feel that in front of him, the annoying housekeeper is a little pitiful?]
[In the previous recordings, the housekeeper’s skeleton state appeared several times, but without exception, all the players died, and no one knew about the subsequent development. This time, following the big shot, I finally saw the world of big shots.]
[I’m convinced. This is the first time I’ve seen someone over completing an instance task. Reward points +5]
[Reward points +1]
[The current number of viewers is 23007, and the number of followers is 3792. The number of followers increased 3000x within an hour. Congratulations to survivor Z1001 for winning the title “By leaps and bounds!” Bonus points, 3 points.]
Hearing the chattering and laughing of the aunt beside him, Chi Yiyin lowered his eyelashes and stood still slightly in front of the banquet hall.
The housekeeper was afraid of Chi Yiyin, but had no choice but to bend down respectfully, and opened the door of the banquet hall for Chi Yiyin and the aunt.
Chi Yiyin stepped forward calmly, and the leather shoes landed on the mahogany floor with a crisp sound.
The players who watched over slowly widened their eyes in disbelief.
“This person… is still alive!”
“He is with an NPC, and the housekeeper’s attitude is so polite, how did he do it!”