Scum Male’s Whitewashing Manual - Chapter 80.1
(Trigger warning, this chapter contains depiction of gruesome scenes)
The childrens’ bodies were found not far from Qi Jingye’s home. After all, they lived in the outskirts of the city and there were very few people here. There also happened to be a small forest nearby where bodies could be buried conveniently.
This time, they were found when a junior high school student took his dog out for a walk. It was his first time coming to this small forest, and then the dog kept barking at a specific spot and dug the soil with his paws. He then poked the spot with a branch curiously and found that the soil was soft.
And then …
Anyway, that junior high school student was in the hospital right now, suffering from shock.
Qi Jingye had come into contact with many dead bodies over the years, but it was really the first time that she had come into contact with children’s corpses.
They were all kids who had just started elementary school, with some of them still carrying small school bags as they were dug out.
It was summer now, and the corpses were quickly rotting. Bugs flew around these little corpses, and the putrid stench was overwhelming.
Sister-in-law Qi had always been the mascot heroine of the team, but now, looking at those children whose ages didn’t look that far off from her daughter, she couldn’t bear but gasp in horror, and couldn’t bear to look at the bodies any longer.
Currently, the coroner was collecting evidence, and word had spread that a murder had taken place here. There were people around who looked on curiously. Qi Jingye rubbed his hair, which had strands of white by now, as he felt a headache coming.
He had seen so many corpses, both decomposing and fresh, with them in all sorts of strange manners as they died. He thought he could bear everything by now, but when he saw these children who were barely a few years old, his heart felt uncontrollably angry and devastated, bursting like a fountain.
People killed, with most of them seeking money and revenge, but what did such small children have to do with all that?
Right now, the only thing they could do was to catch the murderer as soon as possible, to ensure there won’t be any more victims in the future.
Today had been another long day spent at work, and the results from the autopsies soon came out. These children were found to have been suffocated to death.
Fortunately, the children were not buried alive where they were found.
If so, those children would have been in a much worse and desperate situation.
Their parents soon arrived as well, and sounds of people’s cries soon filled the precinct.
Qi Jingye sat in his seat, not even daring to go out and hear more of the cries of those people.
He is a father himself, and his daughter was currently at that age. When he saw those children, the empathy he could feel made him sick.
After all the clues have been determined, the police quickly listed down the suspects.
Because the criminals were so vicious this time, they had validations to shoot if they had to.
The arrest was carried out quickly. Qi Jingye led the way, with Sister-in-law Qi right behind him.
The suspect looked like an ordinary college student, and he had no criminal record after investigation, but a search revealed that he had previously been reported for animal cruelty.
Of course, because there was no evidence, and China had no regulations with regards to this, thus this matter would soon be left alone.
The man continued his role as a student, spending every day in his rented room on top of attending his classes.
While searching through surveillance footage, he was found at the places where the children had disappeared. However, since all they could see were all back and side silhouettes, and the picture quality was not clear enough, it didn’t attract attention.
Despite this, after the children were found, a small piece of skin was found in the mouth of one of the little girls.
It should be the killer’s flesh and blood that she bit off during a struggle.
The first place Qi Jingye went to was the rented house. Things went unexpectedly smoothly. The suspect was in the house, and he was confused when they came, but he was obedient and said he would go with them.
However, just when several people let their guard down, he suddenly attacked the person next to him and jumped out of the window to escape.
Qi Jingye fired a gun and hit him in the leg.
He looked back at Qi Jingye holding a gun by the window, while dragging his legs and limping into the alley.
At this point, this person could be roughly judged as the real murderer. The police began to issue a warrant in an orderly manner and searched the whole city for him. Now, the whole city had the whole network on monitoring. Unless this person had wings and could fly out of the city, he would be bagged by the police sooner or later.
The matter came to an end, but Qi Jingye kept feeling uncomfortable in his heart.
For some reason, the way the man looked at him gave him an uneasy feeling.
He has met many murderers over the years, but he has never seen such calm eyes.
Initially letting them relax their vigilance by pretending to be confused and calmly obedient, and then jumping out of the window decisively and cleanly as soon as the opportunity came. Even the alley where he escaped to was not covered by monitoring, as if he had already predicted this would happen one day.
Maybe, when this murderer committed a crime, he had already thought about how the police would respond when they found out.
That would be terrible.
After thinking about it that way, the hairs on his body couldn’t help but stand on end.
“Let’s eat dinner, quickly eat. It’s been so busy these days, now we can finally have a good meal.”
Sister-in-law Qi put the dishes on the table and sat down to start eating.
Qi Jingye looked at the empty seats, and put his worries to rest for the moment. “Where’s Jingshu? Did she go out with that kid again?”
“Don’t always say that kid, that kid! Mingyan is not without a name, the big bad elder brother act is enough already.”
Sister-in-law Qi glared at her husband angrily. “Mingyan can’t fight, but this is a peaceful and prosperous time, so what can you do? He teaches, not practices Taekwondo. I want to find such a person for Jingshu. Mingyan is an intellectual, can you use your brain for once?”
Being snapped at by his wife, Qi Jingye felt wronged and frustrated in his heart. He wanted to refute but couldn’t find a reason, so he could only hold a breath and demand reasoning from her.
“I’m just worried that he wouldn’t be able to protect Jingshu if something happened to her. I mean, there are three women in our family, and I’m the only man protecting you, but now he’s here, and it turns out that little fist, tsk tsk, can’t even kill a chicken, right?”
“Come on, wouldn’t you normally go to the grocery store to buy chicken. Why would you want to kill the chicken yourself? To protect the family, it doesn’t have to be by force alone. Although Mingyan can’t fight, he could really talk. I told you last time. He scared the old woman so much that she didn’t dare to hang around our door for days.”
Sister-in-law Qi felt refreshed at the thought of this matter. She also learned a few tricks from Wei Mingyan, and if that old woman dared to chew her tongue in front of their Jingshu again, she’ll scare her half to death!
“Also, being a teacher is about being educated. Jingshu is going to enjoy her blessings.”
Can’t blame Qi Jingye for secretly despising Wei Mingyan. His wife was praising another man in front of him every day. Even if that man was a brother-in-law, he didn’t feel good about it.
And talking about how knowledge is power, if you really have power, fight him!
How else are you going to protect your family if something really bad happens?
The mildly smiling man handed Qi Jingshu the ice cream in his hand. He looked at her depressed expression, smiled and asked, “What’s the matter? Did you fail the interview again?”
Qi Jingshu took the ice cream and had a bite. She felt terrible, and her voice was low as she said, “I always thought that I was quite good at school, and my teachers said that my professional skills were good, but why do these companies refuse to accept me?”
Her initial ambition had become a heavy burden after receiving blow after blow of reality.
Qi Jingshu had been studying hard just to earn money and work early so that she could lighten the burden on her family. Now, she had graduated, but why couldn’t she find a job?
Wei Mingyan lowered his eyes slightly and looked at his lover, who was overcome with defeat, and reached out his hand as he gently rubbed her head. “Don’t worry, I’m still here. I’m going to start a small business soon, and when I make money, you can be a full-time wife at home.”
Even though her sweetheart was so good to her, Qi Jingshu still couldn’t be happy.
She studied hard for so many years, but in the end, it was for nothing.
“Mingyan, aren’t you a teacher?”
Hearing his girlfriend’s question, Wei Mingyan’s face turned a bit bitter as he spoke softly. “As you can see, the teachers in the school all act according to the headmaster’s words. When they met a student’s domineering parent, they would be restrained by the teacher’s identity. I used to ignore it when I was alone. Now that we have decided to be together, I have to think about it more, for you and our future children.”
“Anyways, I chose to be a teacher at the beginning, so that I can teach students and let every student attain a bright future with me lending a hand, but it is too difficult to educate students nowadays.”
“Jingshu, when I earn enough, I won’t let others look down on us. Those people wouldn’t dare to freely bully our future children. I’ll buy a school and become a teacher again. What do you say?”
Qi Jingshu never thought that her boyfriend, who usually looked gentle and warm, has had so many thoughts in his heart.
She never asked Wei Mingyan why he wanted to be a teacher before, but now she thought she understood.
“Mingyan, do whatever you want. I will support you!”