Chapter 17: A Scheme to Seize Someone's Life

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Now we finally know who was murdered in that last chapter. Enjoy the chapter guys!

Translated by : togekiss

Edited by : Anks & Ely

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Outside the pear blossom garden, Lian Qiao was holding a large paper bag in her hands and speaking to Jiang Ruan rather happily, "Today, Xiao Yuan gave me some flaky lily pastries[1] that were bought outside

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Outside the pear blossom garden, Lian Qiao was holding a large paper bag in her hands and speaking to Jiang Ruan rather happily, "Today, Xiao Yuan gave me some flaky lily pastries[1] that were bought outside. She said that the taste is extremely delicious. After we return to the house, you should taste a few pieces."

[1] Baihe su ( 百合酥 ) – lily pastries

[1] Baihe su ( 百合酥 ) – lily pastries

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Lily and Lotus flaky pastries

Jiang Ruan nodded, before gazing at the sky. Dark clouds shrouded almost half of the moon. The light outside was slightly hazy. There were only a few dismal, faintly-lit red lanterns on the road. The appearance of these festive colors in the midst of such a cold and cheerless atmosphere instead painted a contrasting image and thus, added a touch of strangeness to the night.

Lian Qiao's gaze followed Jiang Ruan's line of sight. She thought for a moment and then spoke, "The night sky is darkening rather quickly, and it's starting to get cold out here. Miss, you should be careful so that you don't catch a cold."

"A murder taking place during a moonless night as the wind howls," Jiang Ruan suddenly chuckled, "It is indeed a beautiful scene."

These words were spoken in such an odd manner that Lian Qiao could not make head or tail of them. Suddenly out of the darkness, a person hurried towards them. She was able to clearly recognize the person only when they came near. It was Chen Zhao.

Chen Zhao also noticed the duo. He halted his steps immediately. Jiang Ruan dipped her head slightly to acknowledge his presence.

Chen Zhao greeted, "Miss[2]."

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