Demons Beside You

Chapter 24 - Ethan, It’s Not You, Right?


Chapter 24: Ethan, It’s Not You, Right?

Translator: Larbre Studio  Editor: Larbre Studio

“Miss Killer, it seems like you didn’t find what you wanted. I’m sorry.” Chen Zhao laughed out loud.

“What do you want?”

“Tell me what you’re trying to find.”

“You really don’t know?” Kelly insisted while looking at Chen Zhao with suspicion.

“I really don’t know.”

“Didn’t that bounty hunter come to this motel just to give it to you?”

“I don’t know him at all.”

“I don’t know the specifics, but I know it’s some formula.”

“Some formula?”

“I don’t know.”

“Okay, thanks for your cooperation. I hope you have a great weekend in the police station.”

“You’re calling the cops?”

“Of course.” Chen Zhao had already picked up his phone and was calling Gerlyn. “Gerlyn, remember that murder next door to me? The killer is here right now. She got bitten by Raymond. Hurry and bring some people over.”

“Okay, I’m coming now.”

Chen Zhao grinned at Kelly, even though Kelly’s will was a bit shocking. She hadn’t fainted yet.

After all, the last time Raymond cooperated and bit a criminal, he’d fallen to the ground within a few steps. Kelly couldn’t stand up right now, but she still had a clear mind.

“You’ll regret this.”

“Why? I don’t think I have any reason to feel regret.”

Gerlyn, Melson, and a dozen other officers came a while later.

“Chen, are you okay?”

“I’m fine. She’s that female killer,” Chen Zhao explained. “She approached me while I was doing my morning jog today and seemed to want to get something from me. I tricked her into coming here and she was bit by my pet snake.”

Gerlyn knew how smart Chen Zhao’s snake was, so she didn’t find this surprising.

“Take her to the hospital and have more men watching her.”

Melson walked over. “Bro, you really helped us.”

“No problem. This is what a good citizen should do.” Looking at Kelly who was getting walked away, Chen Zhao asked, “Can I ask how many years she’ll get?”

“This depends on her criminal record, but murder and kidnapping are all heavy crimes. I think she’ll get at least 20 years.”

“Good. I hope she doesn’t have the energy to take revenge on me when she comes out.”

Kelly was weak from the poison, but her eyes were still fierce. She stared at Chen Zhao with resentment when she left.

Being looked at by those eyes, Chen Zhao felt uncomfortable. Anyone would be uncomfortable after being looked at by a murderer like that.

“Chen,” Gerlyn said. “Can you tell us the specifics?”

“To be honest, I find it strange why she came to find me. She said that the bounty hunter that was killed had come to the motel to trade with someone. It’s some formula. Don’t ask me what because I don’t know either. She thought that I was the one who was trading with the bounty hunter, so after he died, she came to find me.”

“Why does she think that you have something to do with the bounty hunter?”

“No clue.”

“Maybe it’s another guest?”

“Maybe. You can ask Ethan. He’s probably clearer than me.”

“Okay.”

“Are you free soon? There’s a party the day after tomorrow. Come with me.”

“I’m sorry, Chen. I’m busy these days. There’s too much work at the station. I can’t leave.”

“You’re busy at night too?”

“Yes, I need to work overtime. Let’s get together next time.”

“Alright, we’ll have to wait for the next time.”

“Are people inviting you to parties already? Seems like you’ve made new friends.”

“No, it’s a client. We’re not really friends.”

“If they’re inviting you to a party, you’re probably friends.”

“It’s just because I saved his life. He hates me, just like how I hate him.”

“Okay… Seems like you guys have a bad relationship.”

Gerlyn and the other officers left while Raymond climbed to Chen Zhao.

“Nice job. This is our reward.” Chen Zhao took out a piece of a demonic crystal.

“What about me? What about me?” Beelzebub came over.

“You actually ran away!” Chen Zhao yelled angrily, kicking Beelzebub over.

“I didn’t run away. I retreated strategically. Look, I came back to send the message. The two of us together aren’t that human killer’s match, so I came to tell Raymond.”

“Human, I told you that you only need one demon servant. He’s just useless.”

“Shut up, you smelly bug. It’s all because of my info that you can get that reward. Share that demonic crystal with me. Give me…Give me…”

Raymond and Beezlebub got tangled up again while Chen Zhao went to wash up and change.

Just then, Ethan came over. “Chen, what’s going on? Why did the police come? And where did that beauty go?”

“I don’t want to talk about this.”

Actually, Chen Zhao was quite disappointed. She was so pretty and Chen Zhao had thought that he would have a chance, but she was actually a rose with thorns.

“Right, did the police ask you anything?”

“They took my guest records.”

“Are there any suspicious-looking people living here?”

“Do you count?”

“This isn’t a joke. I almost died just then. That woman was that killer. She thought that I have something to do with the bounty hunter that died here.”

Chen Zhao suddenly thought of something else. “Oh, the only interaction I had with the bounty hunter was at the counter. Is that why she thinks I have something to do with him? But he was supposed to see…you! Ethan, you’re the one he’s supposed to trade with, right?”

“What bullsh*t are you saying? I don’t understand,” Ethan replied straightforwardly. He didn’t seem to be hiding anything, but Chen Zhao wasn’t sure.

“It really isn’t you?”

“First tell me everything that happened clearly.”

“Whatever. Even if it is you, it has nothing to do with me.”

“I run a legal business.”

“I don’t care what business you do. It has nothing to do with me.”

But did Ethan just say that he does legal business? Chen Zhao wanted to scoff. If you do legal business, then nothing’s illegal in this world.

However, it didn’t matter to Chen Zhao whether it was Ethan or not. Chen Zhao didn’t want to get into the murky water. It just felt dangerous.

“Believe me. It’s not me.”

“Bastard, I don’t care if it’s you or not.”

“There are a lot of illegal parts of my business, but I don’t do ill-intentioned business.”

“Alright, alright, so it’s not you. Get out of my room.”

“You still don’t believe me, right?”

“Get the f*ck out, fatty.”


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