Versatile Mage - Chapter 433
Chapter 433 – Isn’T She Alive?
Chapter 433: Isn’t She Alive?
Mo Fan and Lingling split up. Lingling made her way to the police to gather information regarding the victim, and ask for more clues from the policemen and doctors that were in charge of the incident in the past…
On the other hand, Mo Fan simply headed to the girl’s house, to see if he could learn anything new from her family.
The incident was not too long ago, it had only been two months. Mo Fan arrived at an old street, where the residents lived above the shops. To enter the house, he would need to squeeze his way through a small alleyway and find his way to the main entrance.
The house had two floors. Its front was facing the street, filled with a few snack shops and a cozy, exquisite boutique.
The second floor had some pots of flowers, with vines along the walls, which added some color to the aged house. It must be a comfortable place to live in…
The house had a small backyard, with some grapevine trellis. The branches hanging on them were swaying gently in the wind.
It looked like a suitable place for a family to live a cozy and happy life, yet the garden and the balcony on the second floor had piles of stuff used for funerals. Mo Fan was unsure why they were still there after two months, and it altered the appearance of the house.
“Hello, is this Liu Xian’s home?” asked Mo Fan.
“Oh, it is. Hi, and you are…” A rather beautiful girl walked out of the house. She was wearing a polite smile, yet her brows were displaying a hint of sorrow.
“I… You you you!!” Mo Fan was dumbfounded when he took a clearer look at the girl. He pointed his finger at the girl and could not find any words.
The girl stared at Mo Fan with a confused look, not sure why he would react like this.
Mo Fan took a few steps backward. He was surprised, as the girl who greeted him was the same girl that Huo Tuo had mentioned was dead!
Mo Fan had looked at her photo before coming here, so he immediately recognized her!
He had also seen the death certificate. It was said that the corpse had been cremated, yet she was alive and standing right in front of him!
Could it be that the legends were real? That those whose blood was sucked dry by the vampires would resurrect on the first full moon, and become one of them?
The girl had a pale face, lacking the color of blood. Her lips were fairly pink and smooth, granting her a pitiful look which urged Mo Fan to feel some tender affection for her. Yet, it might only be a great disguise from the vampire. A female vampire… didn’t that mean she would be interested in handsome men like himself?
“I’m Liu Xian’s sister, Liu Ru. We’re twins,” said the girl, after she finally realized something.
“Ugh…” Mo Fan’s lips twisted. Damn it, his imagination had been getting wilder lately. He should definitely cut down on the American TV shows!
“Twins, oh, that scared the shit out of me.” Mo Fan took a deep breath.
The girl giggled when she saw Mo Fan’s reaction, before she added, “You must be my sister’s friend?”
“Mm, yeah. I heard the news…” said Mo Fan with a nod.
Mo Fan did not reveal his identity as a hunter. Many commoners, including Magicians, had no idea things existed in the city other than humans. There was no need to give them any unnecessary fear, thus most of the time during an investigation, Mo Fan and Lingling would use false identities.
“The house is a bit messy. Let’s chat in the shop here,” Liu Ru did not invite Mo Fan into the house, it being unwise to do so when she was home alone.
Mo Fan nodded. He realized that Liu Ru was a fairly smart girl, but he was unsure what kind of personality her sister had, who passed away in the prime of life…
Inside the small cafe, Mo Fan ordered a glass of juice for Liu Ru, and some food for himself. He was in a rush to start his detective work, so he had completely forgot about lunch.
“I saw that your house still has piles of stuff used during the funeral. It has been two months, why hasn’t someone cleared them out yet…” asked Mo Fan.
“There isn’t anyone else in the family. Our relatives left after helping me out with the funeral. I also went away to divert my mind from the grief. I only came back yesterday, so I haven’t had the time to clear them yet,” Liu Ru said softly, with a hint of sorrow.
“Only the two of you were living in the house?” asked Mo Fan.
“Yeah, our parents had passed away a long time ago. My sister stopped going to school so she could work, just so I continue with my studies…” Liu Ru’s voice was trembling slightly.
Mo Fan looked at the girl. The brief sentences were enough for him to imagine the scene where the two girls were relying upon one another. They must have been extremely close.
“I’ll lend you a hand later. You won’t be able to clear them on your own,” offered Mo Fan kindly.
Liu Ru shook her head; it was obvious that she did not want to trouble him. She glanced at him and asked, “I’ve never seen you before. Are you my sister’s colleague?”
Mo Fan had already done his homework, who replied, “Not colleague, but her workplace is right beside mine, so we would talk occasionally.”
“Oh, it’s you, my sister did mention to me before. She said that you’ve always looked after her,” said Liu Ru.
Mo Fan knew Liu Ru was mentioning someone else, so he gladly played along. Even though Liu Ru still seemed slightly depressed, she had endured the most painful period, so Mo Fan cut straight to the topic. “Did your sister die from a heart attack?”
“I guess so; that’s what the doctors told me,” said Liu Ru.
“But I heard she was bitten by something, and she was suffering from severe anemia during the time,” said Mo Fan.
“My sister has always been weak and suffering from anemia occasionally. I don’t think there’s anything strange about that,” said Liu Ru.
“I stumbled into the old man who sent your sister to the hospital. He insisted that he saw something. I’m quite curious, too; your sister seemed well the last time I saw her, yet I was so shocked to hear that she had passed away from a heart attack. I did sense that she was panicking a little a few days ago before she passed away, so I asked her, and she told me something about a stalker. Did she tell you anything about that?” Mo Fan directed the conversation in his own way.
Liu Ru pursed up as she began to recall the past. A while later, she lowered her voice and said with glistening eyes, “I’ve never heard anything about a stalker, but my sister did seem quite cautious a few days before it happened. Two months ago, the weather wasn’t as chilly, so I opened the windows when I came back from school, but she panicked and shut them.”
“It seems like something did happen during those days,” Mo Fan adjusted the glasses on his nose.
Just so he would look more like a famous detective, he even bought a pair of glasses, of course…