Chapter 1937: Hunting on the Cruise Liner
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Well… your job is indeed unique, but isn’t there a more common way for you to transport the specimen?” the manager said.
“A more common way? My job is already uncommon. Besides, China’s customs have always been strict. Even with the highest certification, they would still think we are disrespecting the dead. Even if they don’t confiscate my specimen, it would still bring me a lot of trouble,” the woman replied.
“I see. Our cruise does have a certain prerogative when passing the customs. If you can indeed provide us with your identification, certification, and the proof of ownership of the specimen, we won’t have to check what’s inside the box,” the manager finally agreed.
“Everything you need is here.” It seemed like the woman had long prepared the documents. She handed a file to the manager.
“We’ll need to hold on to your documents and identification while you are on the ship. We’ll give them back when you leave the ship. Is that fine?” the manager asked.
“Sure, once we’ve reached Japan’s borders, I’ll be fine even without these documents. No one has the right to touch my precious,” the woman agreed easily.
“Thank you for your cooperation. One more thing, your preservative box… how tightly sealed is it? I’m just concerned about other passengers’ luggage, I don’t mean anything else,” the manager asked one final time.
“The box is sealed perfectly. It’s protected with magic, too. Those who are weak won’t be able to open it. Don’t you worry. My staff and I are the most professional researchers of the Undead Element,” the woman said.
“So you’re an Undead Mage! That’s a relief,” the manager sighed in relief.
It was not uncommon for Undead Mages to be interested in dead bodies. The Magic Association had strict rules that the Undead Mages had to stick to the rules when acquiring dead bodies. The Magic Association was also more lenient with Undead Mages regarding the possession of cadavers.
“I’ll submit your documents first. Please enter my ID through the device in your room if you need my help. It will send your message straight to me.” The manager had immediately lost any interest to have some fun with the woman after learning what her job was.
“Aren’t you going to stay for a little longer? It has only been five minutes,” the woman almost cooed at him.
The manager looked at the woman’s identification and the smile on her face. For some reason, her smile looked weird to him after he knew what her occupation was.
“I still need to work. I wish you a pleasant time on board!” The manager hurried to the door.
“You forgot your hat,” the woman said, holding it out.
“Oh, right, my apologies.” The man took back his hat. He was completely exposed after trying his best to remain calm.
The manager took a deep breath after he left the room. His face turned extremely pale.
“Damn it, why did I have to get involved in something like this!” The standard smile on the manager’s face was replaced with a hint of disgust.
He glanced at the woman’s identification again and murmured, “Uesugi Kotoko, a Japanese woman… I wonder what the first officer is going to think after he learns about it.” He pulled a heavy sigh. “Forget it, the Magic Association is responsible for Mages. It’s none of our concern whether the woman made the cadaver herself!”
Under a clear blue sky, the cruise liner left the port and slowly distanced itself from the land.
People felt like they were being restricted by the law, ethics, and expectations, but when they were out on the vast sea, it felt like all their disguises were torn into pieces, allowing them to fully unleash their true nature. They could do anything as long as they did not cross the line. They were willing to try anything which caught their attention, even if it was something beyond their normal boundaries.
The thrill provided by the free and enclosed environment of the cruise ship was irreplaceable, hence why so many people insisted on going by ship when the whole world had sounded the alarms along their coastlines.
Didn’t they have Mages on the ship? They were here to protect the civilians. It was the reason the Mages were standing by on the deck! They were here to guarantee the passengers’ safety, while they were indulged in their desires and enjoyed themselves!
The sea was oddly calm. The fierce storm that Xiamen had gone through not long ago did not bother the passengers. Once the liner they boarded left the port, it was like they had gone through the dark entrance to a carnival. The door closed behind them, and the restrictions of the outside world no longer applied to them. They could behave politely or recklessly, as long as they got what they came for.
Tuxedos and evening dresses filled up the hall when it was time for the nightly banquet. It was the first ritual onboard the ship. Most passengers would attend it to pick their targets for their hunt.
Mo Fan had never dressed formally, but he was standing among the crowd in a suit that perfectly set off his build. His eyes were dark brown and glittering. In contrast to Zhao Manyan and his blond hair, currently showing off the etiquette of those born wealthy, Mo Fan’s cleaner appearance was more appealing to many of the ladies.
Unfortunately, these starving ladies gave up when they saw the glamorous woman beside Mo Fan. The woman was so beautiful that they could not help but back down in jealousy.
“Are we really going to stay on the liner until it reaches Japan’s borders?” Mo Fan asked Mu Xumian, who was pretending to be Zhao Manyan’s partner. He was not too interested in the banquet.
“My Queen Bee couldn’t locate him after he came on board. We have to wait until he uses magic…” Mu Xumian said softly.
“There are at least two thousand people on this ship, including the staff and the Mages. It’s not a wise choice to fight a powerful enemy in such a crowded place,” Zhao Manyan said.
“We should track him down first,” Mu Ningxue pointed out.
“We shouldn’t do anything reckless even if we find him. It’s better if we learn his abilities first, or find a way to suppress him completely,” Mu Xumian said.
Their enemy was extremely strong. Mu Xumian had almost died to his Undead Element. Mu Bai had also been ambushed in Xiamen and gone missing. There were a lot of civilians on the ship. They could not afford to expose themselves before learning the enemy’s identity and capabilities!
They had to be extremely careful. Their enemy was hiding among the ordinary people. It would not be easy to find him and take him down!