Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 54.03

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Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香

Ch 54.03

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Three days?

This would not do. Three days without any news from me, not only Ugly Little Monster, but Zhi Yan must be feeling anxious, too.

In a grave manner, I said: “Give him some money, he might let me get out a little bit earlier. That will work, no?”

“Can give it a try, but… Big Sis, do you have that much money?”

I fell silent, then looked at Zi You, smiling slightly: “Good Little Brother, a few days ago, Big Sister was busy doing something big, so I wanted you to help me buy a Soul Return Pill. I was in a bit of a hurry, so don’t blame me.”

Zi You retreated back: “Big Sis… If you have something to say, then just say it.”

“You will go buy an Entering Dream Pill and swallow it. Help me send a dream to a person named Qin Zhi Yan. Tell her to burn paper offerings for me… That’s wrong, just go ahead and send a dream to someone named Li Chen Lan, just say… Um…” If I let Mo Qing know that I was captured and imprisoned by ghosts, then it would appear that I somewhat lost my face, so I casually said, “You just tell him that Lu Zhao Yao has gotten into a marriage debt, and needs to get money, otherwise, I won’t be able to go back and see him, tell him to burn a little bit more for me. Can you do this?”

“I can do the Entering Dream Pill. Then I’ll go do it now, and I’ll inform you tomorrow.” It appeared to be because of the last time, when I told him to help me, and he could not do it, so it was like he had a guilty conscience towards me. After he finished listening to what I entrusted him with, he immediately floated outside. He only went for a short distance, it was like he thought of something, stopped for a moment, and drifted back inside.

“Big Sis, actually, there’s something that I’ve been wanting to tell you earlier. It’s just that I was always uncertain before, but now that I see the shackle on your hand, I’m probably a little bit more certain.”

I looked at the shackle on my hand strangely: “What’s the matter?”

“I think… Big Sis, you might still be a living soul.”

I was taken aback: “Living soul?”

On the other side, when the mother and son heard that, they were also very surprised: “How can a living soul see us?”

“Being able to see is possible, but most certainly cannot touch, isn’t that so?” Zi You said, “Before, I wasn’t able to touch you, even the bailiffs were unable to touch you, so they put that shackle on you to bring you here.”

That was right… In fact, I had discovered this matter before. The people of the ghost market could not touch me, but Zhi Yan could. Zhi Yan was most definitely a living soul, and it was possible for her to touch me.

Actually, if Zi You had just spoken a little gentler, then I would have been able to link these matters together.

Perhaps that body of mine, which was suspended in an unknown ice wall, was the same as Zhi Yan’s body, they were both alive. It was just that my body was not as full of life as Zhi Yan’s, but closer to a “dead” state. Therefore, compared to Zhi Yan, I could see even more ghosts.

“Big Sis, If you’re really a living soul, then you have to pay a little bit more attention.”

“Pay attention to what?”

“The things from the ghost market, don’t eat them indiscriminately again. Especially medicine like the Resurrection Pill, Entering Dream Pill, and so on.”

I was stunned. Suddenly I remembered that when I came out of the Soul Return Store, I saw a lot more ghosts on the street: “Is it because… The more I eat, the closer I am to death?”

Zi You’s expression turned solemn, nodding his head: “The more you eat, the farther away you’ll be from the world of the living, and it’ll make it more impossible for you to return. Big Sis, since you’re a living soul, your body must be hidden somewhere in the world of the living. Right now, if you can find your body, immediately lie down to go back in, then maybe your soul can return to your body from that point on. However, if you eat too many things from the ghost market, then I can’t say for sure. You have to be careful of this.”

A wave of lingering fear suddenly seeped out of my heart.

As it turned out, the ghost market did not have an increase of so many new ghosts overnight, but rather, it had always had that many ghosts. It was just that according to my abilities, the ghosts that I could see were limited. Just like Zhi Yan, she could only see me but not the other ghosts.

My eyes also had limits, it was just that I never knew about it.

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13 thoughts on “Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 54.03

  1. Two chapter in one day… I am so thankful and happy…

    So, she isn’t fully dead but not fully alive… no wonder she and Zhi Yan could see each other and exchange bodies. Perhaps she wouldn’t have been able to steal her body if she had been fully a ghost. For a moment, she thinks about both Zhi Yan and MoQing- look who is starting to show her caring side.. but even in that care she has to make sure that she doesn’t lose face. lol

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  2. This was the part in the series that they were not able to explain, finally because of you now I am able to understand everything,thankyouuu so much!! 🙂

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  3. I was wondering how the whole “you can’t stay here for too long or you’ll never be able to back” issue would fit in with the plot since the Ghost Market is not in another realm.
    But it makes perfect sense!
    Will Mo Qing finally get his wish and get a message from her in his sleep?

    (I can’t believe that I hadn’t realise this chapter was up until now)

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  4. I’ve finally caught up reading all of your translations to date! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more! The difference between the book and the show… too bad they couldn’t stay more truer to the book instead of that nonsense with the dual bodies! And LZY being a living soul! That makes way more sense!

    You’re doing a great job! Keep up the good work!!!

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