Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 13: Autopsy (Part 3)

I’m going to release the chapter every Sundays instead of Mondays. It’ll be easier for me to post it on the weekend. Enjoy!

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY using the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

 

Evidence? Zhuo Qing smiled sarcastically and got up suddenly: “I let him tell you all where the evidence is!”

He? Everyone followed Zhuo Qing’s gaze to look at Lin Bo Kang’s already stiff body that was laying on the ground. Obviously it was already a dead body, what did he want to tell them where the evidence was?! Everyone could breathe the smell of the dead body and could not help to come out to retreat one step themselves, except one peaceful face of Lou Xi Yan.

“First, explain about the cause of death.”

Zhuo Qing pointed her finger at the neck and said: “Hold and lift his neck up.”

He really thought him as his servant! Mo Bai’s heart was secretly muttering, but his hand somewhat could not help to do according to Zhuo Qing’s command. He gently lifted Lin Bo Kang’s neck up. There were bruises in between the crease of the neck. It could be seen that the neck was strapped tightly with clear bruises.

“The dead body did not have any other clear fatal injury or any sign of poisoning. Obviously it was a sign of suffocation and the cause of death was solid because of the belt around the neck and he was choke to death.”

Zhuo Qing just now was barely speaking a few sentences, Wang Bing Sheng immediately scoffed at her. Just now what did he say that was different, deliberately making something unnecessarily complicated!

Not taking part in his dispute, Zhuo Qing crouched. Her finger pointed at the deceased’s neck which was strapped tightly with bruises. She coldly said: “The deceased neck had two directions of bruises. To hang himself to die was also possible that the two types of bruises would appear. The bruises generally and comparatively would borderline even and neat, moreover the tongue and the throat bones suffered fractures. This happened very seldom, but the deceased’s two direction type of bruises should not be completely like this. Thyroid cartilage was located below and parallel with the body, this strip of bruises happened precisely when the murderer tightly strapped the deceased that was already unconscious because he was fighting to struggle to get free, therefore the cuticle was peeled off under the skin. These bruises were deep and clear, they appeared dark black. The other strip of bruises was the murderer’s fatal blow by hanging him at the beam of the roof to cause his death. At this time the deceased already did not have consciousness so the bruises were lighter color. The deceased’s cervical vertebra clearly was broken. This was the outcome when his neck was already twisted strongly and violently.”

Lou Xi Yan entered the prison and examined the deceased neck carefully. It was indeed just like Zhuo Qing’s explanation. There were two types of bruises, one dark and one light colors. It was absolutely distinct.

Wu Zhi Gang was extremely unwilling but also did not have the chance to be angry so he followed and went in. Ferociously staring at Wang Bing Sheng quickly, Wu Zhi Gang secretly cursed. This idiot, who was this capable coroner at the end!!

Catching Wu Zhi Gang’s staring, Wang Bing Sheng suddenly recovered. No wonder, a moment ago, this youngster was so arrogant, it turned out that he had some ability to work hard and think deeply. Wang Bing Sheng aggressively refuted: “If he was strangled, the deceased neck should have the bruises that crossed over the back of the neck. The back of his neck obviously did not have it! The top of the neck appeared to be deep and different than the two types of bruises. It was also possible that he struggled prior to death to create this!”

“Take off his outer garment.” Zhuo Qing said gently, but who could seem to endure silently.

Mo Bai slowly raised his head, but only to see Zhuo Qing’s fisted hands kept relaxing and tightening. After several times, Zhuo Qing finally stood up. Facing Wang Bing Sheng’s provocation face, she coldly said: “You simply do not deserve to be a coroner!”

Wang Bing Sheng was in fury and said: “What did you say?!” He was the Ying Tian Hall’s coroner for how many years and did countless autopsy. This youngster thought to himself that he understood some knacks and dared to say that he did not deserve it!

“As a coroner, you can only speak for the dead. He used his body to tell you how he died, when he died! What experience he had to go through before his death! And you completely ignored it. Even, you did not carefully inspect the deceased body’s every bruise, every detail and just arbitrarily made a conclusion. Just because of your words, it was possible that he died in vain. The murderer would also go unpunished!”

She could tolerate an inexperience forensic investigator as all the knowledge and experience could be learned but she could not tolerate an undisciplined attitude as a forensic investigator who worked carelessly, was stubborn and liked to use strong words to quibble! Undisturbed and cold voice once again echoed inside the prison.

Not only Wang Bing Sheng who was blushed red with shame, Lou Xi Yan was also shocked in his heart. The person whom Lou Xi Yan met the first time was completely different than this person now. He was somewhat icily arrogant and crafty at the first time they met, but he was firm, persistent, strong, calm and profound now. Should he really believe that he was a youngster originally? Lou Xi Yan was puzzled.

“Husband…” The prison cell was quiet for a period and somewhat frightened the people until the mournful cried and yelled let everyone recovered together.

Mo Bai already took off Lin Bo Kang’s clothes a moment ago. There were many large and small, deep and shallow wounds that were somewhat already healed and some new wounds. Although they all seemed like old injury but at this moment, it looked as if they were as grim as new.

Madam Lin almost threw herself at the dead body and was sobbing. Zhuo Qing quietly said: “Wu Si, hold and help her to the side, do not obstruct me.”
“Oh!” Wu Si went up quickly to take along Madam Lin to the side. Miss Zhuo Qing somewhat became different, but he could not tell where the difference was. Her words were always hard to disobey.

No longer paying attention to the shameless Wang Bing Sheng who was standing at the side, Zhuo Qing crouched one more time. She lightly leaned on one side of the deceased’s shoulder. Mo Bai understood it clearly and conveniently helped him to hold and turn the deceased over to the side. Zhuo Qing softly raised her eyebrows. This rough man is intelligent and can be a decent assistant!

“The reason why the top of the neck did not have a full strip of bruises around it was because his back was pushed against something that was hard. Using strength to tighten the belt caused the suffocation and thus leaving behind a trace of hard object on the deceased’s back.”

Sure enough, two strips of purple color bruises showed up on Lin Bo Kang’s back. Old injury would be different. These two strips of bruises were dark in color and the skin was damaged. The wound was new. What stuff was it? Everyone looked closely all over the place to try to find a similar murder weapon. Lou Xi Yan took the lead to walk to the side of the gate door. Half squatting his body and not knowing what or where to look for.

Not understanding what Prime Minister Lou was doing, Wu Zhi Gang was also checking for a long time. Eventually, he found the stuff that could cause the two strips of bruises on the deceased’s back. The dimension and thickness of the prison door was like an identical wooden pole. Pleasantly surprised, he called out: “I found it. It’s the wooden gate of the prison door!”

Groping at the top of the wooden pole for a moment, Lou Xi Yan softly lifted the corner of his mouth and slowly got up. He also found it. As if she was waiting for Lou Xi Yan to come over, Zhuo Qing lifted up the deceased’s finger after he turned around and came, then said: “The deceased was strapped tightly outside the door and lost consciousness, because of the struggle, his fingertips still remained in the sawdust.”

Two people’s gaze met together for a moment. Zhuo Qing pulled down the brim of her hat to obstruct Lou Xi Yan’s eyes once again.

Wu Zhi Gang nodded and appeared to understand clearly and said: “So, Lin Bo Kang was really murdered!!”

Turning around to look at the small bailiff, he asked: “Who also had entered the prison cell today?!”

Thinking hard, the small bailiff sullenly answered: “Except those two who came to bring the criminal, nobody had come to the prison just now.”

“Nonsense!” Wu Zhi Gang cursed: “How did Lin Bo Kang get murdered if nobody came?”

Really, nobody! The small bailiff was having unspeakable bitter suffering. He could only lower his head to curse.

“Because the deceased already died yesterday evening!” Zhuo Qing was shaking her head. They just can not allow her to finish the investigation of this case? This habit is really annoying!

“Yesterday evening?”

Chapter 12: Autopsy (Part 2)

Chapter 14: Criminal Prison Division (Part 1)

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Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 12: Autopsy (Part 2)

Since I’m bored and tired waiting at Narita Airport for my last flight to visit home, here is a bonus chapter for you all. 😃

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY using the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

 

Once Zhuo Qing finished talking, everyone immediately looked at the dead body. That’s right. His clothes were cleaned and well-ironed and his shoes were spotless. But his hair was somewhat carelessly bound. Not to mention that he was a criminal in prison for two months, how could he have new clothes and shoes?

Wu Zhi Gang asked loudly: “Where was the bailiff who guarded the prison last night?”

One medium build man stood aside silently next to a small bailiff. He hurriedly stepped forward one step and whispered: “Yes, it was I (Xiaoren) and Liu Wu.”

“What’s the matter? How could he change into new clothes?”

The bailiff sheepishly replied: “Report back to Daren, Lin Family’s housekeeper Li Ming came to visit Lin Bo Kang yesterday night. He scolded Lin Bo Kang because he did not wash his face and rinse his mouth for so many days. He hoped to deliver one set of new clean clothes. We saw them as master and servant with deep emotions. He also only brought the clothes. We let him to go in but he only stayed inside for one incense stick time (about 30 min) and then he left.”

One incense stick time seemed somewhat too short to kill someone.

After being silent for a while, Lou Xi Yan asked in a low voice: “After Li Ming left, you all could go in to check on Lin Bo Kang whether or not he was still alive.”

Although Lou Xi Yan had not gotten angry but the small bailiff still did not dare to raise his head and watch him.

He closed his eyes anxiously to tell about yesterday’s situation: “Answering to Prime Minister, when Li Ming came, it just so happened that it was windy and raining. The biggest storm. The tree outside of the prison was blown by the wind and fell down to smash the outside of the prison door. We were occupied to carry the branches. A moment later, Li Ming came out and still helped us to move them together. He left afterwards. Then at that time our clothes were drenched and we had to change our clothes. It was already very late at night. There was no patrol in the prison cell until just recently when Daren wanted to bring the criminal. Only then we found…” He was dead…

“One group of idiots!” Wu Zhi Gang’s palm was resting on the small bailiff’s official hat. These group of brats unexpectedly made a fool of himself in front of Prime Minister Lou. It probably made Prime Minister Lou to believe that he was this kind of person that couldn’t supervise and control the prison!

Lou Xi Yan absolutely did not see him in this situation and said heavily: “Li Ming.” Li Ming was the last person to see Lin Bo Kang alive. He surely knew what happened!

“Yes.” The small bailiff hurriedly ran to go out.

The dead body was still laying on the ground like that, it was really somewhat scary for some people. Wu Zhi Gang hurriedly pandered and said: “Prime Minister Daren, this dead body’s examination was done and there was a heavy yin air in the prison (from yin-yang, yin represents dark while yang represents light/bright). You should first rest in the lobby. Do not get infected by the bad luck.”

Lou Xi Yan turned around and just happened to see Zhuo Qing’s eyes that were watching at the dead body tentatively. She already stepped out of the prison cell but stopped when Lou Xi Yan suddenly asked: “What do you say?” Asking one youngster this question seemed ridiculous, but Lou Xi Yan’s intuition thought that this youngster’s answer would not be the same.

“I…” Zhuo Qing hesitated for a moment. However, knowing that the cause of death of the deceased was suspicious while watching without doing anything were contrary to her professional ethics and code of conducts.

With a sigh, Zhuo Qing answered: “I want to go in to have a look.”

“Impudent!” This was an eccentric youngster who was at the main hall a moment ago. He wanted to make a noise on this situation now.

The bailiffs were about to throw him out when Zhuo Qing was trying to come into the prison cell.

Lou Xi Yan’s mood was rather good and he smiled when he spoke: “Let him go in.”

After Lou Xi Yan spoke, Wu Zhi Gang was not happy but also did not dare to oppose it. After all, Lou Xi Yan had so many years of experiences in the officialdom and he could see that Prime Minister Lou extremely favored this youngster ah…

Zhuo Qing entered the prison cell and squatted down beside the dead body. She swept a glance at the neck that had bruises. Then Zhuo Qing used her fingers to stretch and enter the deceased’s hair. She delicately inspected the head and afterwards lifted up the neck to examine the back of it. After looking at it, Zhuo Qing paused and pressed the mouth of the deceased for a moment, a trace of saliva flowed out along the lips.

Sure enough, just like what she expected, Zhuo Qing held the deceased’s arm. It was slightly hard and couldn’t be bend completely. The dead body was very stiffed. Obviously rigor mortis (when the limb of the corpses is stiffed after 3-4 hours after death). She pulled up the sleeve of the garment and there was livor mortis (discoloration after death) on his arm. Furthermore, there was some crisscross bruises but they looked like old injury. The interrogation under torture to extort a confession should be a fact.

Zhuo Qing looked carefully. In the eyes of Wu Zhi Gang, she just liked to make trouble without a reason, deliberately making things complicated. He did not feel like looking at her.

Wu Zhi Gang seized an opportunity to face Lou Xi Yan and analyzed: “Prime Minister Daren, based on what I (Xia guan was the original word used) saw and since this was already ascertained to be a suicide, Lin Bo Kang’s case should be closed early. It should be premeditated early by Lin Bo Kang to request Li Ming to come over and deliver clean clothes so that he could use the belt to commit suicide.”

Lou Xi Yan indifferently smiled but did not speak. His gaze just stayed temporarily at Zhuo Qing’s body. Wu Zhi Gang felt embarrassed.

Actually Zhuo Qing did not disappoint him at all. She did not easily and repeatedly throw out a sentence: “What if it was not a suicide?”

Not a suicide? Lou Xi Yan smiled was even bigger. He just knew that this youngster would give him a nice surprise.

Wu Zhi Gang just stared blankly.

Wang Bing Sheng took a lead to shout: “Nonsense!”

Where did this youngster come to unexpectedly dare to call the outcome of his inspection in front of the Prime Minister Daren. How could he endure this?! Going to the side of the dead body and pointing at the neck, Wang Bing Sheng was staring at Zhuo Qing and said: “If he was hung after he was already dead, the bruises on the neck would be white and they were not purple! The four limbs of the dead body would naturally hang down and the feet would look like colored patch burning bruises. This was precisely the biggest proof that he hang himself! You do not know anything so don’t talk nonsense!”

Completely ignoring his shouting, Zhuo Qing slightly lowered her head and in a low voice called out: “That blue eyes guy, you come here and help me for a second.” Not having any assistant was so inconvenient! The blue eyes guy, Mo Bai stared blankly all of a sudden. Finally he walked to squat down next to Zhuo Qing. Following her command, he gently rolled the dead body over.

Mo Bai unexpectedly would help her. Lou Xi Yan actually did not expect that the indifferent and unfeeling Mo Bai’s heart would move and he was willing to help. For what reason was this youngster’s order could move him? Lou Xi Yan was looking at Zhuo Qing’s back calmly. He was waiting to watch what good show he would be producing.

Getting a complete ignorant from this truly nobody, Wang Bing Sheng swallowed his voice and did not open his mouth to criticize anymore.

Zhuo Qing looked at the dead body’s back and faintly asked: “If the person is strapped tightly while he loses consciousness first and then hangs on the beam of the roof, isn’t the dead body’s mark will also appear the same?”

“This…” Wang Bing Sheng was immediately speechless.

Not letting him ponder over too long, Zhuo Qing slightly raised her hand and coldly said: “I just asked you, yes or no!”

Under the brim of everyone’s strict line of sights, Wang Bing Sheng’s mind was panicking. He had a second thought, however the other side was just a youngster. What was there for him to get panicky? Gently coughing to cover up his confused mind a moment ago, Wang Bing Sheng loudly answered: “This was a possibility, but this was simply your guess. What evidence did you have that he was strapped while he lost consciousness?!” He wanted to see what capability this youngster had!

Evidence? Zhuo Qing sarcastically smiled and suddenly got up.

Chapter 11: Autopsy (Part 1)

Chapter 13: Autopsy (Part 3)

Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 11: Autopsy (Part 1)

Thank you for the nice comments from everybody and the “likes”. I just want everybody to know that I read all of the comments. Without further a do, here’s chapter  11.

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“There is no need to overtake a person urgently. Suicide or homicide, you can see a dead body and will know it naturally.”

Dead body would absolutely not lie! A cold voice was echoing faintly from the lobby. Not only particularly ear-piercing, but also one strange person with a gray Chinese style robe appeared.

Wu Zhi Gang shouted impatiently: “Who are you?! You have the nerve to make a disturbance in the main hall!”

“I…” What should she reply? Zhuo Qing lightly pulled her lips and lazily answered: “I just passed by.”

Passed by!! All the people were stupefied. This… What kind of answer was this? Lou Xi Yan was stroking his nose. He was slightly coughing in order not to laugh heartily. Passed by?! Luckily, he could think up an answer like that?!

He he he simply despised the court!! Wu Zhi Gang’s complexion was black. Ignorant young child, acting like this inside the court! What kind of a place did he think the court was!

For a short while, Wu Zhi Gang forgot that Lou Xi Yan was still by his side. He walked to the middle of the lobby, pointing his finger at Zhuo Qing and angrily said: “Ridiculous, guard! Bring him to me…”

“Wu Daren.” The calling was not light nor heavy, but it felt as if a basin of cold water was poured down on his head.

Wu Zhi Gang consciously and hurriedly turned around with his respect attitude, he said: “Prime Minister, what is your instruction?”

Getting up and stroking his wrinkled cloth, Lou Xi Yan asked: “Where is the body?”

Wu Zhi Gang looked over to the side toward the bailiffs. The bailiffs in a flurry reported: “Still in the prison.”

Passing through the lobby, Lou Xi Yan walked over to the side door. Wu Zhi Gang immediately got up to follow him and urgently asked: “Prime Minister Lou, this is your….?”

“Let the coroner do the autopsy. Ben Xiang (I) want to personally supervise to watch if it’s really a suicide or homicide in the end!” Lou Xi Yan had an indifferent attitude. Wu Zhi Gang could not see if Prime Minster Lou was happy or angry, it made him terrified and his sleeveless undergarment was already wet.

Madam Lin listened to the request for an autopsy. She once again wanted to step forward. Lin Bo Kang suddenly died. The villagers thought as a group and powerfully stepped forward to the side door. The bailiffs’ long rods already stroked unexpectedly and stated: “You all can not go in!”

Madam Lin urgently grabbed the long rod with her hand to shake it out ferociously. One side collided to the other side and she cried: “Why? That was really my husband ah!”

Wu Si’s tall and strong body blocked madam Lin to the side. His simple and honest face requested: “Big brother government officials, please let us in!”

“Out of the question!” The bailiffs said without even glancing once at the villagers. They were completely ignorant.

Zhuo Qing was half leaning against the door frame. She stayed leisurely to watch the tug of war between the villagers and the bailiffs. They did not understand anything because even if they went in, it would be useless. It would be better off to pray that the honorable Prime Minister Lou to be wise and judge the case honestly.

Yawning, Zhuo Qing turned around to go out. She was sleepy to death. Ever since she was brought to this place, an unfathomable mystery started. She just had not had a good sleep. She wanted to look for a place to rest.

Again, thinking to accept what she should do, her feet were barely out of the door step when she heard a clear and cold like spring water’s male voice said: “Let them come in.”

The person who came was Prime Minister Lou’s personal bodyguard. The bailiffs looked at him with a glimpse. They did not dare to stop and immediately released the long rods. The villagers along with Madam Lin rushed to go in together.

Thinking that the voice was very pleasant to hear, Zhuo Qing curiously turned around and saw a white shadow with astonishment beside the side door just now. He was Lou Xi Yan’s bodyguard, she presumed. Slightly squinting her eyes, Zhuo Qing secretly sized him up to estimate his height, about 190 with snow white skin, dark brown hair and he was very well matched. His facial features were clear, sky-blue eyes that were similar to a colored glass. Summing it all up, he looked very handsome and was an outrageously beautiful male. However, the most special was not these features. His face had not had too many expressions. It did not look grim nor gentle. One type of personality traits that was set apart from the other people. She did not like this type but still had to admit that he was fascinating!

The man suddenly was facing her direction and walked to come over. Zhuo Qing pulled the brim of her hat lower to wait for him to go past her. Nevertheless, he stopped next to her and with his cold voice said calmly: “Let’s go.”

“Go where?” Zhuo Qing pretended to be naive.

“I did not mind to touch.” He replied along with his cold and indifferent attitude. His pale hand tightly grabbed Zhuo Qing’s arm.

“Stop! I will walk on my own.” How awfully annoying to use so much strength! Mo Bai slowly released his hand. He did not say anything and walked ahead. Zhuo Qing turned over and rolled her eyes. So, actually, as it turned out, a bodyguard at this era must certainly exhibit ruthlessness! Unwillingly, she followed him to enter the prison cell.

When she crossed over him, Zhuo Qing snorted coldly: “Considering that you have one pair of such beautiful eyes, I will not bicker with you.” Or else, she was still a person who had a bad habit to hold a grudge!

Mo Bai stared blankly. Beautiful? Because of these pair of eyes, he was abandoned by his family. People said that he was a monster. He had no relative and no friend. Even there was no one who dared to look straight in his eyes. These kind of eyes, he said beautiful? With a hint of mockery in his eyes and the same pale face, he was still the same as before, constantly indifferent.

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At Qi Guai Ba Guai Prison.

Zhuo Qing finally arrived at Lin Bo Kang’s prison cell. Zhuo Qing deliberately observed the surrounding near the prison cell. It was just located in the inner-most cell of the entire prison. There was no bailiff who came in. This was just simply unseen in a prison cell. Furthermore, she was not sure if it was a coincidence or on purpose. How many empty prison cell was there in the vicinity? In other words, whatever happened in the interior of the prison cell, it would basically be hard to find any witness for this matter.

The doorway of the prison cell was already crowded with people. Zhuo Qing stood at the outside but she could still see the high beam where the dead body was hanging. The complexion of the deceased appeared purple and the face had an obvious swelling. The facial skin had scattered punctate hemorrhage (the escape of blood from a ruptured vessel). It should be because he was dead by choking for sure. Once more looking down….

Zhuo Qing’s brows knitted unconsciously. “Respect to Prime Minister Daren!” Behind her, a male voice echoed suddenly. Zhuo Qing turned around to look at a 30 years old middle age man who was hurriedly facing Lou Xi Yan to give a salute with both of his hands.

“Who are you?” The middle age man was asked. Lou Xi Yan’s eyes just stopped temporarily at Zhuo Qing’s body while his mouth was asking the middle age man. Just now, he was watching the dead body attentively with his concentrated and sharp expression. Jing Sa investigated for the whole night yesterday evening. Niu Jia Village absolutely did not have this disfigured youngster. Who exactly was he? That he would plunder whether or not this was exactly his idea. What was the intention? Lou Xi Yan was very interested to know everything about him!

The middle age man respectfully answered: “I (Xiaoren was the original word used here), Wang Bing Sheng, Ying Town Hall’s coroner. I have already had over 10 years of experience dealing with dead body examination.”

Coroner? That was ancient times forensic investigator. Speaking of autopsy, his face showed self-confidence, even somewhat with a conceited look. Zhuo Qing’s irritable mood for the day had finally become a little bit better. She really wanted to see how he inspected the dead body.

“Then you should examine the dead body carefully to check if he committed suicide or was murdered.” He only took into consideration the details of the case, but did not expect that if this was a homicide, this could implicate a big judicial case at Ying Town Hall’s prison. How was it simple?

“Yes.” Wang Bing Sheng entered the prison cell.

The bailiffs already took the dead body down. Again, the purple color of the face and the swelling, the almost unrecognizable appearance and the stiffness of the body which was lied down on the ground, it suddenly hit Madam Lin and she collapsed and cried: “Husband…”

“Madam, be careful!” The villagers landed their arms to support her. Madam Lin retreated to one side.

Zhuo Qing took advantage to approach the prison cell, only to see that the coroner lifted up the deceased head to inspect the bruises and again looked at the deceased hands and feet. Not even 5 minutes later, he just stood and walked to the front of Lou Xi Yan.

Reporting to supervisor, he said: “Reporting to Prime Minister Daren, the dead body’s complexion was dark purple, both hands and feet were downward verticals and also the foot had a sort of burning bruises. The neck was dark purple color and was strapped tightly. The bruises were straight and extended to the left and right ears. Therefore, it was apparent that he committed suicide by hanging on an object that looked like a belt.”

Suicide? Lou Xi Yan muttered to himself for a moment and once more said: “What time did he die?”

Hesitating for a moment, Wang Bing Sheng answered: “Probably two shichen ago (about 4 hours).”

Wrong! Even a normal person could see from only looking at the livor mortis (skin discoloration after death) that the deceased died at least 10 hours or longer! Standing at the outside of the prison cell and with the extremely far away from the dead body, Zhuo Qing could not conclude the cause of death. What’s more, if she uttered rashly, she would create difficulties to herself. Looking towards the front with concentration, she stared at Lou Xi Yan who was looking at the dead body. Zhuo Qing decided that she wanted to start a discussion first!

“Truly strange ah!” Zhuo Qing pretended to be amazed and shouted: “This man was indeed lucky to commit suicide and could still make himself presentable nicely. He changed into his new clothes and shoes. Oddly enough though, he had not combed his hair!”

Chapter 10: Committed Suicide?

Chapter 12: Autopsy (Part 2)

A Generation of Military Counselor Chapter 18-11

Only spiritual force? Gu Yun somewhat disappointed and replied, “So the family’s emblem was just a pattern. I thought it had some origin.”

“Yes, it came from a common golden bagua.” Su Ling casual sentence made Gu Yun’s disappointed heart once again excited! There really was! There really was the golden bagua! If Gu Yun had not always calm and forced herself to restrain, she would be cheering. She forced her excitement down and calmly asked, “There really is? Could I see it?” Continue reading

A Generation of Military Counselor Chapter 18-10

Afraid to make it too obvious, Gu Yun could only pretend to be interested and asked, “It is just a pattern, how can it be said that it can protect Su descendants? Or is it just a legend? Where did this pattern derive from?”

Although Gu Yun had been careful, Su Ling still felt unease. He smiled, “You seemed to be particularly interested in Su Family’s emblem.” Continue reading

A Generation of Military Counselor Chapter 18-9

Gu Yun was well prepared. She coughed a bit and smiled, “General Su is talking about this matter. Then, I can only defend myself. You’ve mentioned about ‘Military order’, I’ve never said it was a military order. I only said that it was your intention. They treated your intention as a military order, this can only tell how respectful they are towards you. You should be happy. Saying that I am faking the information, you haven’t married anyone. In the future, it is a sure thing that you will marry someone. From the beginning, I am not your Madam and you are against them calling me ‘Madam’. I only conveyed your intentions, how could it be said that I am faking the information? Or does General wants them to call me ‘Madam’?” Continue reading