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Hidden corner Chapter :- 17

Chapter 17: Cooperation Part Three (Xie Zhen is not Xu Xian the ally leader)

Li Chengyi thought so and did just that.

However, as he walked into the community and passed by the strings of hanging wisteria flowers, he took a turn and eventually walked over, stopped, and gently stretched out his hand to touch the petals.

Without repairing the floral scale coat, he probably couldn’t sleep at all.


A cool breath flowed from the petals into his fingers.

Soon, the sensation dissipated, and he clearly felt that the wisteria flowers he touched seemed to become empty shells, something special inside disappeared, sucked away.

He could feel that the roots of the flower seemed to be slowly replenishing this special thing, but very slowly. Just as it replenished a little, it was immediately absorbed by him.

Lifting his hand, he quickly switched to other wisteria flowers that hadn’t been sucked dry, rapidly absorbing that special substance.

In his view, on the back of his right hand in the ring of evil flowers, one of the compartments was slowly lighting up with a faint purple light, as if charging.

About half a minute later, he had touched all the wisteria flowers here until the evil flower ring on the back of his hand gave the third feedback notification – the floral scale coat is completely repaired.

Only then did he reluctantly leave the trellis and head towards his home building.

He felt that by touching them more, he might be able to reserve some of this special substance for future use when the floral scale coat is damaged again.

Now it seems he was overthinking it.

‘Tomorrow, quickly understand the Dead End information, then study the evolution of the floral scale coat, and how to open the next flower god position!’

With this thought, Li Chengyi returned to the still empty home, closed the door, didn’t bother to take off his clothes, and fell asleep.

The pillow, soft with the scent of laundry detergent, completely buried his head.

At this moment, he didn’t want to think about anything; he just wanted to have a good sleep.

Time slowly flowed, like a stream, unknowingly passing by.

A series of faint car horn sounds, in Li Chengyi’s consciousness, moved from far to near, gradually becoming clear, louder and louder.

He slowly woke up from deep sleep.

In a daze, he heard people cursing and arguing over parking spaces downstairs.

The irritable car horns, always annoying in the memories of his past life, but at this moment, provided him a long-lost sense of security.

It seemed like he had been away for just a few hours, but it felt like a much longer time had passed.

“This kid, sleeping without taking off his clothes, and even face down.” The voice of his previous life’s mother, Feng Yurong, nagged at the door.

Then, the feeling of a thin blanket being placed over his body.

And then, Li Chengyi’s consciousness sank again into another round of sleep.

Darkness, peace, warmth.

Unaware of how much time had passed, when he became aware again, his eyelids were a dark red.

This was the light from outside shining on his eyelids, showing the red light of blood.

Chirps of birds came in through the window, mixed with the sound of a mop rubbing on the floor.

Li Chengyi woke up and slowly opened his eyes.

He was lying on the pillow, had fallen asleep without taking off his clothes, saliva had wet a large portion of the pillowcase, sticking to the skin at the corner of his mouth, feeling somewhat sticky and disgusting.

There was an unpleasant smell of saliva.

He turned over and sat up from the bed.

In the room, his mother Feng Yurong, wearing a black apron and dressed in home clothes, was bending over to mop the floor.

The wet mop dragged clear wet marks on the floor, also emitting a faint smell of laundry detergent.

“Mom, you’re using laundry water to mop the floor again?” Li Chengyi unconsciously spoke out.

This scene was exactly the same as what his mother did in his previous life, the two pictures strangely overlapping at this moment.

“Water is money, too. It’s a waste to just pour it away after washing clothes, right?” Feng Yurong propped herself up and wiped the sweat off her forehead.

She was a typical gentle housewife, thin and short, with skin pale from seldom seeing the sun, somewhat sickly. Her features were ordinary, not pretty but not ugly either, always frowning as if constantly worried about something.

“After mopping the floor, the water can still be used to flush the toilet. This way, our family can save at least one-third of the water, and the water bill can also be reduced by one-third.” Feng Yurong seriously calculated with her not so proficient arithmetic.

“Alright, alright.” Li Chengyi responded a few times, then turned his face to look out the window.

Bright sunshine, a blue sky.

A white quadrotor drone slowly flew by in the sky. Not far in the air, two black birds chased and played.

“Get up and eat breakfast. You’ve slept till ten in the morning and you still haven’t found a job yet. Are you starting to slack off?” Feng Yurong urged.

“Got it, got it.” Li Chengyi supported himself with one hand on the edge of the bed, put on his slippers, and stood up.

After getting out of bed, he felt his entire body sore and weak, his calves limp, his shoulders, and back somewhat unusable, obviously because he had overexerted himself in the Dead End, causing muscle strain.

Walking to the living room, he pulled out a chair and sat down at the dining table.

On the brown wood-grain long table, there were four small bowls.

In the gray-white bowls with black speckles, there was a bowl of black rice porridge, a bowl of white fruit cut into small pieces, unnamed, and two egg and green onion pancakes.

“The pancake is a bit cold. You can use the microwave to heat it up, half a minute is enough.” Feng Yurong’s voice came from the bedroom.

“Got it.”

Li Chengyi replied, picked up the silver metallic spoon, scooped a spoonful of black rice porridge, and put it into his mouth.

Sweet and slightly rough black rice porridge, with a mild scent of black rice.

The warm taste made him, at this moment, feel an unprecedented sense of reality.

“Today you didn’t go to exercise, Chen Xudong even called you. He said your phone was unreachable, and when it finally went through, no one answered. I said you were asleep, he didn’t believe it, said he’d come to find you after work. There’s also Lin Sang, that girl also asked about you, asking if you were free, she texted you but you didn’t reply, your dad ran into her when he went out to buy groceries, smiled and greeted him, a very polite kid.”

Feng Yurong kept talking non-stop while mopping the floor.

In the living room, Li Chengyi ate the black rice porridge spoon by spoon.

Then scooped a piece of white fruit into his mouth.

It was cucumber.

He recognized the taste, the peeled cucumber was cut into pieces, a bit sour, but very refreshing.

Picking up the bowl, he drank down the porridge in a few gulps, then bit into the pancake, eating big bites.

In less than five minutes, everything in the four bowls in front of him was finished.

“I’m full. I’ve got something to do today, about work, you don’t have to worry about my lunch.” He stood up, quickly wiped his face in the washroom, the pain in his eyes still reminding him that what happened before was not a dream.

“Got it, I happen to be off today, the machine in my area at the factory is undergoing maintenance, I can only go in the afternoon. If there is any news about your job, remember to inform me and your dad, we haven’t been sleeping well either, just worrying about this. But don’t be too anxious, your sister is doing fine, she said she’s going to take that exam, seems to be some kind of mechatronics certification, we don’t understand, it costs a lot. But once she passes, her income will be much higher, and our family’s financial situation will be much more comfortable.”

Feng Yurong went on nagging.

Li Chengyi was not the original self and didn’t feel annoyed; everything here was new to him.

Simple memories cannot perfectly replicate the freshness of the past, only by experiencing it firsthand can one feel more.

He casually responded, quickly brushed his teeth, changed his clothes, and noticed that the sleeve of his sports jacket was stained with a bit of red.

He hurriedly soaked the sleeve under the tap, lathered it with soap and scrubbed it off.

Then changed into a grey hoodie.

“I’m going out on an errand.” He casually made up an excuse, dealing with Feng Yurong, then put on his shoes and opened the door.

“Come back early, don’t deliberately hang around outside wasting time and then come back saying you went to an interview.” Feng Yurong looked as if she had seen through everything.

“Got it, got it.” Li Chengyi sighed helplessly, his predecessor had actually done such things for the sake of saving face, which he had not expected.


He closed the door, took a deep breath, quickly pressed the elevator button, opened the door, and went in.

In the elevator, taking advantage of the time it took to descend, he took out his cell phone to check missed calls and unread text messages.

Lin Sang’s, Chen Xudong’s, mentor Chen Shan’s, and a call from an unfamiliar number.

He quickly returned calls to mentor Chen Shan and Chen Xudong, making up an excuse of falling sick and sleeping, then opened the messages and replied one by one.

By the time he had replied to all, he had already left the building and reached the entrance of the community.

Without any delay, he once again headed towards the small park.

This time he had managed to survive, the evil flower had given him a great deal of help, so waking up refreshed, the first thing to do was to study this mysterious trump card that greatly increased his survival rate!

He headed to the small park, familiar with the path, Li Chengyi once again returned to the wisteria trellis.

Under the trellis, the ground was littered with fallen wisteria petals, some crushed and flattened, whether by the wind or some other reason.

This scene made Li Chengyi’s heart ache a little. He wasn’t a flower lover, but these flowers were his lifeline.

‘It seems I need to find a way to ensure a stable source of flowers. Now, let’s first study the use of the evil flower.’

Next to the trellis, there were two aunties holding red folding fans, just finished dancing, and were gossiping with their hands on their waists.

Not far on a backrest bench, sat a young couple with a child. The little kid who could only crawl was climbing around on his mother like a little pig.

After ensuring there was no one of interest around, Li Chengyi withdrew his gaze, reached out, and lightly touched a string of wisteria flowers.

‘The floral scale coat has been repaired.’

A clear prompt emerged in his mind, but nothing else happened.

He let go of his hand, pondered for a moment, then chose another target, scanned around, took a few steps forward, and came to the grass outside the trellis.

Then he bent down and reached out to grab other flowers growing on the ground.

The grass was messy, filled with wild weeds.

Wild weeds and park-planted flowers mixed together, wildflowers and artificial flowers were also intertwined.

Big red flowers, white flowers, yellow chrysanthemums, and some very small light blue flowers of unknown names. Some of these flowers were fully bloomed, some were half-open, and some were just buds.

Li Chengyi reached out and lightly touched the biggest and most conspicuous big red flower.

Since the wisteria flowers no longer showed changes, he first tried touching other flowers to see if he could unlock the second flower god position.

‘Logically, since I have collected the floral scale coat from the wisteria, does that mean I’ve met the requirement for developing the first flower god position to its extreme?’

As his fingers touched the big red flowers.

New information emerged.

‘Red peony: Also known as separation grass, the petals can reach hundreds, the root can be used as medicine, can relieve pain, remove stasis, and promote circulation. It prefers sunlight and is drought-resistant. Flowering season is from May to June.’

‘Flower language: Special affection. (This is a dark red metal bell two meters high, weighing a ton. As long as you are full of affection for it, you can easily lift it and drop it on someone.)’

‘Floral scale coat: Not enough flower god positions, please unlock.’

(End of Chapter)

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Hidden Dead Ends

Hidden Dead Ends

Hidden corner, 隐秘死角
Score 10
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Released: 2023 Native Language: Chinese
Have you heard of it? In the dead of night, if you turn on a music player, put on earphones, hide under the blanket, and listen to a single on loop… After it loops forty-four times, you will fall asleep. If you are unlucky when you open your eyes again, you will no longer be lying on your bed, but you will enter a strange space completely isolated from reality. That space… On the surface, it looks like the places we usually see—your bedroom, living room, underground parking garage, bathroom, basketball court, construction site, and so on. But if you observe carefully, you will discover that they are different… Everything is different. *** This is the experience of an ordinary person who, after acquiring superpowers, transforms and grows step by step in Dead Ends to reach the peak.



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