Jiang Lan opened his eyes wide in surprise, rejecting it in his heart.
How could he have forgotten this? Ying Qiao’s boss was also from the special service team.
At this time, the way he looked at Chen Hua turned into looking at his competitor.
Chen Hua = grab performance + grab bonus
What are you looking at me for? I don’t want to take this either.
Ying Qiao was completely unaware of the rejection on their faces. His smile on the surface was actually threatening as he said to Chen Hua: “Boss, didn’t you say you have a lot of free time these days? Why don’t you help Jiang Lan.”
He really wanted to yell, do you really have no conscience?
But he dared not.
The humble social animal showed a standard smile for a second: “Okay, then let’s go and have a look.”
Ying Qiao looked at Jiang Lan, and the smile on his face became much more real: “Let’s go, we’ll just hitch a ride with the boss.”
He wanted to speak but stopped talking and even though he wanted again, but he really didn’t know what reason he could find to refuse. His face turned red from holding back, and finally he struggled to death and said, “Wouldn’t it be too much trouble for you? And I haven’t bought my talisman yet.”
Under Ying Qiao’s death gaze, Chen Hua quickly said, “I just haven’t accepted a mission for a long time.”
Ying Qiao also said: “There is no need to buy talismans, the boss can also draw talismans.”
Jiang Lan looked at Chen Hua with resentment in his eyes: Why is a boss so idle despite knowing everything?!
Chen Hua also looked back at him resentfully.
I don’t want to, it’s all forced.
Neither of them paid attention to each other’s eyes, they all just turned their heads away.
In the end, Jiang Lan got into the car with Ying Qiao.
Chen Hua was the boss, so of course the driver could only be Ying Qiao.
Jiang Lan was asked to sit in the co-pilot seat, and the reason Ying Qiao gave was: “The boss likes to be alone and doesn’t like being disturbed by others.”
Jiang Lan didn’t understand the rules of the workplace, so he believed whatever Ying Qiao said. But after getting in the car, he felt more and more sad about the bonus he had missed again.
In the end, he could only try to hypnotize myself. He was not short of money, not short of money, not short of money.
No heartache at all!
Then only he felt a little relieved.
The three first went to buy yellow paper and cinnabar for drawing talismans, and then went to Xue Meng’s house.
On the way, Jiang Lan had already explained the ins and outs of the discovery of the mushroom. Chen Hua was a little reluctant to be forced to work overtime initially, but his curiosity was aroused after Jiang Lan finished talking.
After living for so many years, he had never seen a mushroom become a spirit.
On the contrary, Ying Qiao looked thoughtful and said, “Mushrooms that look like small red umbrellas?”
Jiang Lan nodded: “Do you know what it is?”
Ying Qiao said: “I once heard from a friend that there is a mushroom called the red umbrella, which is naturally able to attract resentful spirits.”
This was what Geng Chen told him back then.
The Red Umbrella usually grew in the underworld. Because it looked like a red umbrella, it would attract resentful souls filled with resentment. The Red Umbrella could absorb the resentment of these resentful souls and use it for its own use. The more resentment there was, the more the Red Umbrella would grow.
But it was precisely because the red ghost umbrellas were born in places where resentment gathered, so it was difficult for them to survive for a long time. Because once there were capable people and strangers who tried to get rid of the grievances, these red ghost umbrellas would also be cleaned up.
Geng Chen couldn’t sit still. So, he traveled all over the south. He could not tell anyone about the strange things he had seen, so he held back and came to tell him after coming back.
It was just that this was all about the old calendar. He didn’t expect that there would be such an evil thing as the red ghost umbrella appearing now.
Jiang Lan had never heard of the Red Ghost Umbrella before, but he was very concerned about the mention of “resentful soul”.
In modern society, there were actually not as many ghosts as there used to be. Otherwise, the practitioners in the Special Administration Bureau next door would not be so panic-stricken and wouldn’t have to compete with the Demon Management Bureau for performance.
Generally, only when there was great resentment before death, and when the time and place were favorable, would a soul turn into a resentful soul and stay in the mortal world.
But Chen Ruomei’s death was clearly an accident. Where did she get such resentment?
Jiang Lan frowned and thought, and then thought of Xue Meng who had suffered a terrible disaster.
He remembered that Xue Meng had told him that he was passing by the inspection well where the accident happened, and heard people gossip at the door, which entered his ear, so he then asked, “Has the client been caught?”
There must be conditions for the spores of the red ghost umbrella to parasitize the human body, otherwise there were so many people in Hong Jingyuan, and if it affected everyone who passed by the inspection well every day, none of them would be able to escape.
People who were parasitized these days were obviously screened. Combined with Xue Meng’s experience, Jiang Lan guessed that the people who were parasitized should have spread rumors about Chen Ruomei.
——The fact that Chen Ruomei was a lady sitting on the stage was probably a rumor.
In fact, if you thought about it carefully, there was no actual evidence to support the statement that Chen Ruomei was a lady sitting on the stage.
When Jiang Lan first saw the news report, there was no mention that the other party was a s*x service worker. Her occupation was listed as a bartender, which showed that this identity was real and verifiable. Jiang Lan also remembered the name of the bar. He later checked it on Baidu, and it was a chain of regular bars.
But the parasitized people that Jiang Lan met all swore that Chen Ruomei was a s*x worker.
Even Xue Meng was no exception. He didn’t say it directly, but he used the word “client”, which meant that he indirectly believed that Chen Ruomei was such a lady, so he was also parasitized. However, because his intention was not to criticize Chen Ruomei, he was not seduced by the red ghost umbrella to speak out bad words, so he didn’t get sucked in deeper and deeper.
Of course, these were all Jiang Lan’s guesses at the moment, and some key points needed to be verified again and again.
Xue Meng received the news from Jiang Lan in advance and waited at the gate of the community early.
Ever since Jiang Lan told him that there was a mushroom growing in his throat, he felt like something was wrong with him. He not only wanted to cough but also felt like he was about to suffocate. Just when Jiang Lan said that he was coming over, he had already anxiously walked around the gate of the community a hundred and eighty times.
When he finally saw Jiang Lan getting out of the car, tears welled up in his eyes: “My dear father, you are finally here.”
Ying Qiao glanced at him silently but didn’t speak.
Chen Hua groaned and smiled: “Jiang Lan, your son is already this old?”
Nonsense, I don’t have such a son!
However, Xue Meng’s expression was so pitiful that he couldn’t bear to say it and said to Chen Hua: “Boss Chen, let me please show you.”
Chen Hua signaled Xue Meng to lead the way, and Xue Meng quickly led them back to his home.
After entering the door, Chen Hua checked his throat first. After seeing the dense red umbrella inside, he showed a slightly disgusting expression. He wanted to say something but held back.
It was not that he was kind, it was that Xue Meng’s expression was like that of a cabbage that had been beaten by frost in the field.
Xue Meng stared blankly; “Da, Master, can it be cured?”
“Yes.” Chen Hua had learned Taoism from a Taoist priest before, so he naturally knew how to draw talismans.
“Just draw a charm to ward off evil spirits and drink the talisman water.”
After saying that, he took out the yellow paper and cinnabar and started drawing the symbols on the spot. He drew the talisman very quickly, and it took him only ten minutes to draw an exorcism talisman. He took a bowl of water, burned the talisman and threw it into the water. He saw faint blue-green flames coming out of the water. Then he passed the bowl to Xue Meng: “Drink it and then go to the bathroom to vomit it out.”
After thinking about it, he added: “After vomiting, wash it up quickly, it’s best not to look at it.”
There were still flames in the bowl, Xue Meng felt trembling in his heart, so he subconsciously glanced at Jiang Lan, but seeing him nod his head, he gritted his teeth, closed his eyes and poured the bowl of water down his throat.
Surprisingly, it didn’t feel hot. The water was cold, but after drinking it, a heat gradually spread in the throat, followed by nausea. He immediately covered his mouth and rushed into the bathroom.
Xue Meng vomited on the toilet for about ten minutes before the nausea subsided.
Because of Chen Hua’s instructions, he had originally closed his eyes, but when he got up to flush the toilet, he took a strange look inside and saw that the toilet was full of large pieces of dark red mushrooms, which looked like living things, the slender bacteria rods seemed to be twisting together and the picture was extremely disgusting.
Xue Meng wanted to throw up again.
When he finally came out of the bathroom, half an hour had passed.
Chen Hua looked at his pale face, and said clearly, “Didn’t I tell you to not watch before.”
Xue Meng: …
I really want to spend a lot of money to buy a pair of eyes that had never seen that scene before.
Although he suffered a bit, he managed to clean up the red ghost umbrella. Jiang Lan looked at Xue Meng’s pale face, then thinking about their fragile father-son relationship, he shamelessly asked Chen Hua for another exorcism charm for him.
This time, he didn’t need to boil it and mix it with water to drink, he could just take it with him.
Before leaving, Jiang Lan remembered the backs of the mother and daughter that he had met in the morning. Xue Meng’s grandpa happened to live in Hong Jingyuan, so he asked him to help find his grandfather and ask if he recognized them.
Coming out of Xue Meng’s house, the three drove to Hong Jingyuan again.
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