He raised his head again. In this world made from scratch and pieced together by fragments of memory, he finally saw… the boss who gave him the last of his time.
The boss stretched out his hand and grabbed a fragment from among the countless fragments… Among the spherical fragments of memory, a child who had just arrived in this world made his first sound before opening his eyes.
The boss sent this fragment to Mu Enli, “So, what do you see now?”
His hands trembled slightly, like a lost traveler in the desert, piously waiting for the rain falling in front of him, “My… my child.”
“You and Yuna’s child.”
“Yes, me and her child.”
“Captain, once again, take a look at these memories.” Luo Qiu said softly, “Now, looking back at your life, you should be able to feel it.”
Mu Enli subconsciously looked at the sinful memories.
Yuna was sitting in front of the window, putting her hands on her puffed belly, silent. Next to her, the young Captain was talking non-stop.
“At this time, Yuna didn’t struggle anymore, but never said a word to me, no matter what method I used… I want to make up for the mistakes I made.”
On the other fragment, the woman lowered her head, gently stroking the child in her belly with a rare smile, and the young Captain next to her was watching in a daze.
“She still refuses to talk to me. I know she never forgives me… but I see the glory of motherhood from her face. It’s so divine. In front of her, I am like the lowliest sinner.”
Another fragment of memory.
“She started to make children’s clothes quietly… but as soon as I return, she will hide things.”
Piece by piece.
He started to look carefully and faced the most despicable thing that had been buried little by little.
“He was born premature… My biggest worry finally happened! I planned to take the risk and send her to the hospital no matter what! I even arranged it, but in the end, it was still a premature birth!”
Yuna used her last strength and gave birth to this sinful child. When the young Captain realized… A birth replaced a death.
Finally, the old man looked at the memory of blood, sin, and life in a daze.
The young man knelt on the side of the bed, holding the newborn child in grief, while the woman closed her eyes forever.
“Yuna… why did she show such a smile? Did she have it at the time?” The old man looked at the boss blankly.
“Captain, this is your memory; there is nothing wrong with it. So naturally, it exists.” Luo Qiu said calmly, “Now… what do you see again?”
The old man finally hugged all the fragments of memory into his arms, and suddenly smiled bitterly, “I gave her a reason to live. When I first had the intention to kill her, she hoped that I could kill her… she still suffered too much pain after all.”
“You’re right. You can only understand when you look back.” The old Captain’s eyes gradually calmed down, “It’s just that I dared not face them.”
“But sins cannot be eliminated.”
“Yes, I never thought to cleanse my sins… In the end, I only got a sense of relief.”
“Is it good?”
“It’s enough, and it’s already enough.” The old man shed tears and whispered, “I missed her smile… it is enough to be able to see it again.”
“As long as you are satisfied.”
In the cave.
Boss Luo suddenly released the initial confinement of his palm, giving this entirely gloomy ball of light a chance to escape. It was just a spiritual body.
The gloomy ball of light slowly sank in front of the tomb, then took shape. The old Captain finally came to the tomb again in the appearance of a spirit.
The gray matter gradually began to recede.
The Boss took out the handkerchief and buried the bundle of hair wrapped in it in front of the simple tombstone.
It finally returned to its pure white appearance again, shining brightly.
The maid took the old leather suitcase from Luo Qiu’s back and put it aside before returning to her master’s side.
The contents of this box were not gold and silver jewelry, but simple old objects.
Some baby clothes, baby bottles for feeding the baby, small toys, small objects such as small shells, and things that were truly valuable to a father.
“Old Gentleman, this is your treasure, and I have sent it back here.”
Luo Qiu said softly, “You said that you hope you can be buried here… This last wish is fulfilled.”
The white ball of light rose slowly from the ground, as flawless as if it had been washed by running water for a thousand years, and finally fell into the Boss’ hand.
“Do you think I’m doing some unnecessary things?”
Sitting in front of the beach on Haibei Island, the sea barely reached Luo Qiu’s side, but on the moist sand, the maid was barefoot as she faced the sea, welcoming the breeze.
Hearing what the Master said, You Ye turned around, smiled, and said, “As long as it’s the Master’s will, there is no such thing as unnecessary things.”
Luo Qiu thought for a while and said, “The old shop owner. How long did it take to wipe out all his feelings?”
“I don’t know.” The maid said softly, “But since the moment I woke up, the previous boss has been like this.”
Suddenly, Boss Luo remembered some of the words Black Soul Nine had said, and looked at You Ye calmly and said, “I realize… it seems to be unable to wipe me out.”
“The altar?” The maid was slightly surprised.
Luo Qiu shook his head and nodded again. The level of complexity seemed incomprehensible even for this maid, a doll with a history of more than three hundred years.
Boss Luo finally said thoughtfully and authentically, “Or maybe it’s just an illusion… but at least I feel that my direction is not wrong. As long as the talisman is in accordance with the rules…”
“Master, what did you just say?” The maid cast a suspicious look at this time, “I can’t seem to hear you.”
Luo Qiu was taken aback. With You Ye’s ability, his voice couldn’t be unheard… There was only one possibility.
Even You Ye… is not qualified to listen to the conversation between me and “You?”
Luo Qiu looked at the edge of the horizon.
A strong feeling of loneliness quietly and slowed reached his heart, his consciousness seemed to be pulled out in an instant, and the small island in front of him began to become smaller quickly.
The sea, the earth, the sky… Everything began to shrink.
In the end, there was only a rotating world in front of him. At this time, he seemed to see countless creatures in this world at the same time.
Even in this self-rotating world, there were so many twisted places… They were entwined with the rotation of the world, and they were also rotating.
A thought shrouded all of this.
At the same time, in a cave on a mountain peak in the distant Jerusalem, a rugged white-haired old man walked out slowly. He didn’t take a step, as if he was about to squeeze out the rest of his little life, seemingly very difficult.
Before the cave, the old man sighed slowly after gazing at the sky for a long time, and muttered to himself, “It’s too fast… You’re too fast… but it’s okay. It’s okay.”
The old man returned to the cave again. It was so simple that there was almost nothing, except that an old music box was placed in front of the stone bed. The old man opened it, listened to the crisp sound, and talked as if he was sleep talking, “If I could have lived this life back then… that would be great…”
In front of the beach, You Ye’s voice once again passed into Luo Qiu’s ears, causing his consciousness to fall countless levels in an instant, and finally returned to his body.
There was the sound of the sea washing up the shore, the sound of the wind; everything became tangible again.
“Master, what happened?” You Ye looked at Luo Qiu with a little horror.
Luo Qiu shook his head, stood up, and smiled slightly, “It’s nothing. I just thought about something and became a little distracted.”
The maid cast a puzzled look again.
Luo Qiu just chuckled, “I thought about it, let’s do another unnecessary thing…”
As he said, Luo Qiu turned around and stared at the forest on the island; his body rose into the air at this moment… The maid’s body was also lifted by something and followed Luo Qiu.
In the sky, a massive layer of cloud began to form, blocking the entire island’s scope.
A hundred meters above sea level, Luo Qiu stretched out his hand and gently pressed towards the small island. The small soil slope where the old trees in the island forest were located was the center point, which was about two hundred meters in diameter, began to sink.
The shock caused by the earth’s crust caused the sea around the island to surge frantically… It was not until this place finally sank into the ground that the sea outside the island turned into a massive column of water from the four directions, injected into the sinking space.
After a long time, the sea had filled this place and turned into a small ‘lake’ within an island.
“No matter what you want, as long as you can pay us enough; no matter good or bad, whether you are a good person or a bad person, we will achieve it for you.”
Looking at the lake on the island, Luo Qiu said calmly, “Right or wrong, since you have chosen to remain silent, I will give you this last grave.”
He had committed indelible sins and had the respect of every crew on the Baiyu.
Ugly and glorious do coexist.
“Your secret will be buried here forever… my customer.”
Luo Qiu took out the old pocket watch and threw it towards the small lake on the island.
There seemed to be a slight sound of it falling into the water. It fell into the water. The buckle of the pocket watch was opened with great force, and the opened pocket watch slowly sank in the water.
One side of it was inlaid with an old yellowed and faded photo.
On the other side was time, a stopped time – October 2, 1987, nineteen o’clock, twenty-three minutes, and forty-seven seconds.
Everything about Mu Enli sank silently in the deep sea.
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