Chapter 14: I Have Already Called the Police!
Through Li Mengran’s Weibo, Shen Yuanye previously discovered that anything in the immediate vicinity could be captured in the picture when the subject took its last breath.
That was the case when Zhang Wentao was trying to lift the slate.
As for the one in Huang Ni’s Picture of the Death Scene, it was obviously the murderer.
For her to be this certain, it was due to the fact that the police still had yet to find the murderer and murder weapon.
As for the eyewitness, it was only the agent who had discovered the dead body.
Hence, the person who wore white sneakers was definitely the murderer.
To think that someone was wearing a pair of white sneakers on such a frigid wintry day.
With this in mind, Shen Yuanye’s eyebrows drew together.
With this mere snippet, it was impossible for her to determine who the other party was, and there was nothing special about this pair of sneakers.
However, there might be a chance that it was a pair of limited-edition sneakers.
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Finally, it was different this time.
“Cute Sister, you are so beautiful.
Yet, how is it that you have so few posts on your Weibo page There’s not enough for me to lick my screen, so please upload more selfies in the future!”
“The lipstick you used on the magazine today is incredibly gorgeous!”
“I would like to know when you will be posting something on your Weibo page.
Additionally, I want to use the picture of you from the magazine as my wallpaper, so I would like to request an unwatermarked image!”
“Once the picture has 100 likes, I will draw a portrait of Cute Sister Yuanye.
Scrolling through the endless comments, Shen Yuanye exhaled a long breath and responded to several trending comments.
It was only then did she begin writing a new Weibo post.
Thank you, new cuties!
As soon as she posted it, the Weibo post had garnered both comments and likes promptly.
In the past, nothing ever happened for a long while whenever she posted something.
Unlike before, this was the first time feelings of someone finally looking at her Weibo posts were surging through Shen Yuanye.
Refreshing her Weibo page, she could not help but laugh out loud.
When she was done with her lunch, she had, once again, received news notifications on Huang Ni from Weibo.
After staring at her phone for ages, Shen Yuanye decided to follow Huang Ni’s Weibo page again.
Eventually, she grabbed a taxi and went off to somewhere in the far distance after giving it some thought.
Upon reaching the place, she found a private Internet cafe.
Using her scarf to cover half her face, Shen Yuanye stepped into the dimly lit Internet cafe.
Without using her identification card to register, she made payment for the rental of a computer situated at the innermost corner.
On a frigid day like this, homebodies were unwilling to head out.
As such, the Internet cafe was pretty much empty.
Rubbing her hands together, Shen Yuanye purchased an unused Weibo account that had been registered by someone else on Taobao.
Subsequently, she searched for a tutorial on using a proxy server to change her IP address into a foreign one.
Thereafter, she sent a chunk of words that she had typed beforehand to the official Weibo page of Jiang Hai Police Station.
As soon as she was done, her heart began to race as her blood rushed through her body.
Without further ado, she went on to erase all traces of her browsing history before leaving the Internet cafe in haste.
The police should probably be focused on the evidence rather than anything else.
Furthermore, this account was not her own.
Regardless of how the police investigated, there was no way of them tracing it to her.
With this in mind, Shen Yuanye finally calmed down somewhat.
Regardless of whatever had occurred, she wished all would be well.
On the second day of the Lunar New Year, Shen Yuanye made her way to Hua Yi.
Several days ago, Liu Li had introduced to her several types of contracts that Hua Yi offered, and it was needless to discuss what had not been made public as of then.
Whereas her visit, this time, was for the signing of the contract.
There were rumors circulating online a while back, where all the top-tier celebrities in the company were given a different contract.
Not only were the terms generous, but the benefits were quite outstanding.
However, all these had nothing to do with her.
Yesterday, Hua Yi had just released a new contract.
In the past, their shortest contract duration was five years long, but now, a three-year contract was available.
On top of that, the company had even put forward a series of programs for newcomers.
Since the beginning, Shen Yuanye had her eyes on this contract.
Liu Li informed, “After signing the contract, you are required to come to the office frequently.
Considering that you are a newcomer, I will arrange some courses for you before you take up any jobs.”
Shen Yuanye replied quietly, “I got it.”
There was still much she was required to learn, including knowing how to come up with the best answer when interviewed by reporters.
Furthermore, she had to learn what she was supposed to say when she participated in a program and how to steal the show’s spotlight silently without anyone figuring it out.
Not only that, but she also had to learn how to make the best impression possible.
All these were techniques that she had to master.
As for the signing of the contract, the entire process was pretty straightforward.
In the midst of it, Liu Li whispered, “Wentao will support you aptly.”
Upon hearing this, Shen Yuanye’s hand paused for a moment.
Immediately right after, she pretended as if she had not heard anything and signed the contract.
It was only then did she push the paper across from her.
“I’ve signed it.”
After skimming through the contract, Liu Li replied, “Alright.”
Back then, when she saved Zhang Wentao, this had never crossed her mind.
Who knows whether this could be considered a situation where success might come where one least expected it
In any case, this relationship was one that everyone would never have the privilege to acquire in their entire life.
Thinking about that point, Shen Yuanye laughed at herself.
After signing off the contracts, Liu Li gave her a copy before patting her on the shoulders.
“From today onwards, we will stand or fall together.
So, I hope we will get along just fine.”
When an agent got along well with their celebrity, it would allow them to plan better.
With a smile on her face, Shen Yuanye’s visage appeared as exquisite and beautiful as a painting.
“I won’t let Sister Li down.”
While putting the contract away, Liu Li informed, “Well, this concludes the office tour, and there are no other arrangements made for today.
If there is nothing else, why don’t I send you back”
Thanks, Sister Li.”
Upon arriving at the entrance of her apartment, the security guard had actually stopped Liu Li’s car from entering the premises.
Ever since she moved here, Shen Yuanye had never found that this new apartment of hers had pretty good security.
It appeared that non-resident cars were not allowed to enter the premises.
Seeing how things had panned out, Liu Li could only give her an apologetic smile.
“You will have to walk to your apartment yourself.”
Only then did Shen Yuanye unfasten the seat belt and push the door open.
“No worries, we have already arrived at the entranceway to all the apartment buildings.
From here, I would only need to walk a short distance to reach my apartment, so thanks, Sister Li, for sending me back.”
“Stay safe and see you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow.”
It was absolutely freezing outside as Shen Yuanye watched the car disappear into the distance.
With that, she turned and headed towards her apartment building.
Since her apartment building was situated near the middle, she had to bypass two blocks of buildings.
Shen Yuanye took out her phone and looked through the latest news on Weibo.
She discovered that she had received fewer private messages than that of this morning, and most of them were from magazine readers.
If she did not have any new works soon, she was afraid that these magazine readers would disappear.
Before she knew it, she would be back to square one again.
Regarding this, Shen Yuanye knew perfectly well.
Walking under the streetlights, the amber lights lengthened and gradually shortened one’s shadow before becoming lost in the intermingled shadows of the trees.
As Apartment Building 4 came into view, Shen Yuanye breathed forth such white puffs of mist from her mouth as the snow on the ground had been swept aside.
Just as she turned into the apartment building entrance, Shen Yuanye fixated her line of sight on one side all of a sudden.
Trees on the side rustled in the winds as chilly air passed through the seams of her scarf, creeping into her neck.
Apart from her, there was not anyone else around in the area.
Shen Yuanye could not help looking at something sticking out in that direction.
Her breathing gradually quickened as she suddenly recalled a recent scenario when she found herself face to face with that muscular guy in the lift.
As the light was situated at the top of the apartment building entrance, its glow and shadows flickered across the area.
Clenching her phone tightly in her pocket, Shen Yuanye unlocked it with her fingerprint before relying on her familiarity with her phone and tapped on the phone several times.
She blinked and strode towards the apartment building’s security door.
Although it was merely a distance of several meters, Shen Yuanye felt as if she was walking towards her death as a cold sweat broke out on her back.
When she placed her hand on the lock keypad at the door, she could not help but hasten her pace.
In the tranquility of the night, the sound the keys produced was exceptionally distinct and ear-piercing.
The sound of every button that she pressed resounded in her ears.
All of a sudden, footsteps reverberated to her ears from the sidelines.
When she caught a glimpse of a tall figure by her side, she finally could not refrain from opening the door with the hand that had been keying in the passcode.
Without any hesitation, she pretty much walked sideways through the door.
She ensured the security door followed closely behind her, but it was stopped in the very next moment.
Shen Yuanye could not help but increase her strength at the sight of that hand on the door.
Without taking a clear look at the other party, she began to threaten, “I have already called the police!”
As soon as the words left her mouth, her phone slipped out of her down jacket pocket and fell onto the floor with a flop before sliding across a distance.
Soon after, it came to a stop outside the security door.
At this juncture, Shen Yuanye froze all at once.
Separated by a door, she could not take a good look at that person, but she was unwilling to do so in the first place.
All this time, she had only wanted to keep him locked outside the door.
“Hello, this is the Public Security Bureau of Jianghai District, Beijing.
How may I……”
Little did she know that the call actually went through when she was all flustered earlier.
Even if the speaker was not enabled, anyone could hear the voice clearly in the hallway.
For some unknown reason, it evoked some sense of security within Shen Yuanye.
However, it was quickly replaced with a chill in the next moment.
To her surprise, the hand on the door suddenly withdrew.
Not giving a d*mn about her phone, Shen Yuanye slammed the door with a loud bang.
That person was backlit as he picked up the phone on the ground.
Without raising his head, the person turned sideways and spoke into the phone right in front of her.
“I’m so sorry, but I have dialed the wrong number.”
Gasping slightly, Shen Yuanye felt as though her heart was about to jump out of her chest.
Turning his head, his face came into Shen Yuanye’s line of sight.
As such, she found herself peering straight into a pair of pitch-black eyes, causing her to be a little taken aback.
The man was so tall that it seemed as if he was looking down at her through the glass window on the door.
Waving the phone at her, he chuckled softly, which sounded rather melodious.
“Ma’am Shen, I’ve got to say your vigilance is pretty good.”
He coughed, “It is very commendable.”
No matter what, Shen Yuanye was unsure of the meaning behind his laughter.
Barricaded by a sufficiently sturdy bulletproof door, she became somewhat bolder.
“Who are you Why have you been camping out here I have never seen you in this apartment building before……”
“It is my understanding that you moved here two months ago.” The man interrupted her as he raised his chin slightly.
“You don’t even know your opposite neighbor, let alone anyone in this apartment building.”
To have known when she had moved in so clearly, Shen Yuanye repeated her question once more.
“Who on earth are you”
Leaning down to her eye level, the man looked straight into her eyes.
Even though a layer of glass laid in between them, his voice resounded into her ears without fail.
“Jiang Pan, Jianghai District Criminal Investigation Division.”
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