i Bei had to travel the distance of half the city going place to place for the entire day making him feel worn out.

As soon as his head touched the pillow, his eyelids began to feel heavy and before he knew it he fell asleep.

……

Night has already fallen.

Under the darkness and the illumination of the moon the water droplets made a faint red colour. 

A red and white coloured jacket hanging outside the apartment swayed in the wind like it was clumsily doing a strange dance.

“Whoosh!”

The sound of a rodent grinding its teeth could be heard coming out of the left pocket of the coat.

A light sound could be heard as something inside the pocket wriggled.

Following that a pitch black paper cube nimbly jumped out of the coat’s pocket, stopping in mid air for a few seconds and then…

Started free falling.

A screeching sound could be heard in the wind like it was an auditory illusion.

……

When Lu Yi Bei opened his eyes, under the dim light of a street lamp a hunched figure stood, the figure seemed to be a tall and hunchbacked man.

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The man’s body was hidden under a dark cloak, holding a dimly lit candlestick in his hands, he was emitting an aura that made Lu Yi Bei feel uneasy.

Seeing this scene Lu Yi Bei wanted to leave but he found that he could not move at all, while he always kept a certain distance with the man.

The scene in front of him had a yellowish hue, it was like he was watching an old movie only and was only a spectator.

The man walked along the street entering a residential area before entering a house[3]. 

The pitch black corridor had seemingly no end in sight, the man wearing the dark cloak seemingly blended into the darkness.

The rusty metal doors on both sides of the corridor were tightly closed, as soon as the wind blew on the doors it made a creaking and squeaking sound giving people the impression that the door might open anytime, pulling the passersby inside.

The man continued walking down the corridor stopping at the metal door at the end of the corridor, with one hand holding the candlestick while the other knocked gently on the metal door.

“Tap tap tap-!”

After knocking three times the man used his seemingly ordinary voice to ask, ”Is anyone home? If no one’s home then I’ll come in!”

No one responded.

The man gently twisted the door handle, the metal door seemed like it wasn’t locked in the first place making a clicking noise before opening.

This was a very ordinary one room apartment, smooth white walls, the ground had ordinary white tiles, simple decoration for the living room with a tv, a coffee table and a blue coloured sofa it was very common decoration for a rental house.

The man walked around the house without turning on the lights, wandering around with seemingly no purpose for a while, before sitting down on the sofa waiting quietly for something.

Time passed slowly in the dead silence, after a while a sound of a woman’s laughter and the sound of keys being taken out from outside the door.

Afterwards Lu Yi Bei’s vision suddenly distorted, changing from the man in the cloak to a woman’s.

The woman was wearing an ordinary light gray professional attire, her face was blurred.

She was seemingly drunk.

After fumbling for quite a while in her bag she finally took out the key to open the door.

The inside of the house was a very ordinary one room apartment, smooth white walls, the ground had ordinary  white tiles, simple decoration for the living room with a tv, a coffee table and a blue coloured sofa it was very common decoration for a rental house.

The same decoration and arrangement of the furniture made Lu Yi Bei realise something in an instant, opening his mouth he wanted to shout to the woman.

Run away! Quickly run away! Someone is in your house!

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However it was like his mouth was covered by a pair of hands as he couldn’t make a peep.

He could only spectate.

After entering the house, the woman also didn’t turn on the lights.

After kicking off her high heels, she stumbled towards the bedroom, cursing resentfully.

“Damn boss, always trying to take advantage of me whenever possible but whenever I try to ask for a salary raise you only know how to act like your r̲e̲t̲a̲r̲d̲e̲d̲!”

“Sigh, when will I be able to quit this job.”

Arriving at the bedroom the woman took off her coat, crushing it into a ball and threw it to the corner of the room before plopping down onto her bed.

Not long after, a peaceful breathing sound could be heard in the bedroom.

Accompanying the sound of breathing, time seemed to be slowed down, every minute and second passed by very slowly, but Lu Yi Bei still could not change the direction where he was looking and could only quietly watch as the woman slept soundly.

Damn it! What do I do now? That man is still in the house! Lu Yi Bei thought to himself.

Maybe he is still in the living room, maybe he’s hiding somewhere, or maybe he was approaching right now.

Lu Yi Bei’s heart felt like it was going to jump out making him extremely restless, he also felt motion sick making his stomach feel cramped.

At this moment, the woman suddenly woke up after hearing a sound of rustling coming from under the bed.

“Are there mice?”

The woman muttered to herself leaning half her body out of the bed to look underneath.

A fluffy head suddenly emerged from the darkness, the lifeless glass ball-like eyes were blood red and the three petaled mouth revealed a smile[4]. 

In the dead silence of the night, the woman and Mr Rabbit looked at each other……

Translator notes

1. xian yu’s a second hand market↵

2.if you get it you get it↵

3.it’s a two storey or more house but I couldn’t think of how to add it without it sounding wierd↵

4.because it’s a rabbit mouth and they look like 3 lines in a petal formation↵

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