I Really Am Not The Lord of Demon Chapter 1: Late night customer

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  大夏联邦帝国本土,广南总督区,江城市。

   Daxia Federation Empire mainland, Guangnan Governor District, Jiangcheng City.

  一座沿海的工业城市。

   An industrial city along the coast.

  以汽车制造与精加工,闻名世界。

   is famous all over the world for automobile manufacturing and finishing.

  时至夜晚,已经快到十一点了。

  It was almost eleven o’clock in the evening.

  江城市的城东,一条小巷子中,灵平安看着已经渐渐的没了人影的街巷,悠悠的叹了口气:“这生意怎么越来越差了啊!”

In a small alley in the east of   jiang city, Lingping looked at the streets that have gradually disappeared, and sighed leisurely: “Why is this business getting worse and worse!”

  “上个月好歹还能赚到点水电费……”

   “Last month somehow I still earned some utility bills…”

  “这个月干脆连水电费都没有赚到了!”

   “I didn’t even earn utility bills this month!”

  灵平安是这家名曰‘启元’的书店的老板。

   Ling Ping An is the owner of this bookstore called “Qi Yuan”.

  书店开在这城东工业园旁的小巷子里,曾经生意好到爆炸。

The    bookstore opened in this small alley next to the Chengdong Industrial Park, where business was so good that it exploded.

  但自从灵平安接手后,这生意就莫名其妙的走了下坡路。

   But since Lingping took over, the business has somehow gone downhill.

  起初还能赚到点钱,慢慢的只能赚点生活费,现在干脆是一个月里一单生意也没有做出。

   I was able to make some money at the beginning, but gradually I could only make some living expenses, but now I have not made a single business in a month.

  就好像,从灵平安来了以后,书店的存在感,在这一带就越来越稀薄。

   It’s like, since Lingping came, the sense of existence of the bookstore has become thinner and thinner in this area.

  最初人们还会记得,有个叫启元的书店,书多还实惠,也常常来买书。

   At first, people still remember that there was a bookstore called Qi Yuan, where many books were affordable, and they often came to buy books.

  慢慢的,人们就好似不记得这个事情。

  Slowly, people don’t seem to remember this.

  很多人似乎不知道,就在家门口的小巷子里就有一个书店一般。

   Many people don’t seem to know that there is a bookstore in the small alley in front of the house.

  比较蹊跷的是,附近的邻居,却又都和灵平安很熟。

   The strange thing is that the neighbors nearby are all very familiar with Lingping.

  日常都会打招呼,嘘寒问暖。

   I would say hello every day, hushing cold and asking warmth.

  就是到了要买书时,就忘记了这一茬。

   I just forgot this when I was about to buy a book.

  好在,店面是自家的。

   Fortunately, the storefront is my own.

  所以也不存在什么开销,灵平安还能写点网络小说,赚点稿费。

   So there is no overhead. Lingping can write some online novels and earn some manuscript fees.

  加上联邦帝国中枢,有针对大学生创业的补贴和优惠政策,所以,日子倒也还能过的下去。

  In addition to the federal empire center, there are subsidies and preferential policies for college students to start their own businesses, so life can go on.

  就是这没有生意,让灵平安伤透了脑筋。

   It’s that there is no business, which makes Ling Ping’s brains very troublesome.

  将卷闸门拉下来,灵平安回过头,看着自己的书店。

   pulled down the rolling shutter, Ling Ping turned around and looked at his bookstore.

  面积不算大,也就三十个平方。

   The area is not too big, only thirty squares.

  门口有一个收银用的老旧柜台,一台旧型号的收银机旁,放着一台已经老旧的电脑。

   There is an old cash register counter at the door. Next to an old model cash register, there is an old computer.

  柜台后的橱窗里,放着一张相框,看上去像是全家福。

   In the window behind the counter, there is a picture frame that looks like a family portrait.

  只是相框实在太老了,所以照片都有些发黄、模糊,叫人看不清。

   It’s just that the photo frame is too old, so the photos are a bit yellow and blurry, making it hard to see.

  过了柜台,一排排的书架,整整齐齐的。

   Past the counter, rows of bookshelves are neatly arranged.

  一个个铭牌,将所有书籍都分门别类。

   one by one nameplate, all books are divided into categories.

  有科普类,也有教辅类,更有着各种工具书和畅销书。

  There are popular science and teaching aids, as well as various reference books and bestsellers.

  就是没有生意。

   is no business.

  “这个月怎么着,也得卖出去一本书吧……”灵平安想着:“不然也太失败了!”

  ”Whatever happened this month, I have to sell a book…” Lingping thought: “Otherwise it would be a failure too!”

  这样想着的时候,灵平安忍不住摸出了自己的手机。

  While thinking like this, Lingping couldn’t help but took out his mobile phone.

  “今朝有酒今朝醉,明日愁来明日愁……”

   “There is wine today, drunk now, and tomorrow will be sad…”

  “想那么多干嘛!”

   “Why do you think so much!”

  “打把游戏先!”

  ”Play the game first!”

  打游戏,是他最大的爱好,没有之一。

  Playing games is his biggest hobby, not one of them.

  但不知道是他不小心,还是因为某种原因,总之,他的手机啪嗒一下,掉在地上。

   But I don’t know if he was not careful, or for some reason. In short, his phone snapped and fell to the ground.

  灵平安赶紧去捡。

   Ling Ping Hurry to pick it up.

  但他的柜台是那种很老式的柜台,柜台下的空间很狭小,所以,他在捡起手机的时候,头碰到了柜台下的桌底的一个什么东西。

   But his counter is a very old-fashioned counter, the space under the counter is very small, so when he picked up the phone, his head hit something on the bottom of the table under the counter.

  咔擦!

   Click!

  一个灰色的东西,掉到了灵平安眼前。

   A gray thing fell in front of Ling’an.

  那是一个拇指大小的圆球。

   That is a ball the size of a thumb.

  好像是木制的,表面刷着些说不出感觉的颜料,看着有些诡异。

   seems to be wooden, with some indescribable paint on the surface, which looks a little strange.

  灵平安拿着它坐到椅子上,感觉这东西,应该是在很久以前就被人粘在这柜台的桌底下一般。

   Ling held it safely and sat on the chair, feeling that this thing should have been stuck under the counter table a long time ago.

  “这是……我父母放在这柜台下的?还是小姨放在这柜台下的?”灵平安喃喃自语的问着。

   “Is this… my parents put it under this counter? Or did my aunt put it under this counter?” Ling Pian muttered to himself.

  这个书店,是他父母留下的遗产。

  This bookstore is a legacy left by his parents.

  不过,父母走的时候,他才十岁,所以这个店面连同父母的其他遗产,都是由小姨在打理。

   However, when his parents left, he was only ten years old, so this store and other inheritances of his parents are all taken care of by the aunt.

  直到他大学毕业,小姨才把这些东西还归给他。

   Until he graduated from college, the aunt did not return these things to him.

  带着这疑问,灵平安拿着这个圆球,仔细观察之后发现,它的外表似乎是一个闭着的眼瞳。

   With this question, Lingping took the ball, and after careful observation, it appeared that its appearance seemed to be a closed pupil.

  而且,这玩意似乎是可以扭开的!

   And, this thing seems to be twistable!

  他尝试轻轻转动这圆球,顺着一个方向扭动。

   He tried to spin the ball slightly, twisting it in one direction.

  让他惊奇的事情出现了。

   Something surprised him.

  随着他的扭动,这个看上去是闭着眼睛的眼瞳,居然开始慢慢睁开。

   As he twisted, the pupils that looked like closed eyes actually began to slowly open.

  “这设计……绝妙啊!”灵平安忍不住赞道。

  ”This design…excellent!” Lingping couldn’t help but praised.

  咔嚓一声。

   clicked.

  随着他的扭开,圆球内部的某个零件似乎被启动了。

  As he twisted it away, a part of the ball seemed to be activated.

  一柄锋利无比的小刀,从圆球内部伸出,哗的一下,就割破了灵平安的手指,带走了一滴鲜血,然后重新缩了回去!

   An extremely sharp knife protruded from the inside of the ball, and with a splash, it cut through the fingers of the spirit and took away a drop of blood, and then retracted again!

  “哎呦!”灵平安痛叫一声,连忙捧着手,吹了起来。

   “Oh!” Ling Ping yelled in pain, hurriedly cupped his hands and blew.

  但那个圆球,却在他没有注意的时候,自动向四面打开,露出了里面藏着的东西。

   But the ball, when he was not paying attention, automatically opened to all sides, revealing what was hidden inside.

  一张发黄的,不知名材质的纸条。

   a yellow note of unknown material.

  灵平安发现的时候,纸条已经粘在了他手上,好似有胶水粘连着一般。

When    Ling found out, the note was already stuck to his hand, as if glued to it.

  他好奇的揭开纸条,发现里面用着隶书,写着一首莫名其妙的诗。

   He uncovered the note curiously, and found that it was written in official script and contained an inexplicable poem.

  他忍不住轻声念出来:“温柔乡中藏痴愚,南柯梦里盲双目,今日方知我是我,一叶扁舟渡万界!”

  He couldn’t help but read it out in a soft voice: “Tibetan foolishness in the gentle village, blind eyes in Nanke Mengli, today I know that I am me, a small boat crosses the world!”

  “什么嘛?”灵平安忍不住吐槽:“这既不押韵,也没有美感,更没有逻辑的诗,是谁写的?”

   “What?” Ling Ping’an couldn’t help but complain: “This is a poem without rhyme, no beauty, and no logic. Who wrote it?”

  “难怪要藏起来!”

   “No wonder you want to hide!”

  但他的吐槽还没有说完。

   But he hasn’t finished talking about it.

  就感觉眼前一黑,双目沉入了黑暗。

   I felt black before my eyes, and my eyes sank into darkness.

  整个人更是傻傻呆呆的坐在柜台上。

   The whole person is even sitting on the counter silly.

  手上的纸条,无火而燃。

  The note in his hand burns without fire.

  很快就化作点点灰烬,飘落在他身上。

   soon turned into ashes and fell on him.

  这时,整个书店内外,狼哭鬼嚎。

   At this time, the whole bookstore was crying and howling.

  无名的雾气,从他身体溢出,弥漫在书店内外。

  The nameless mist overflowed from his body and filled the bookstore.

  书店的墙壁,那海报之内的墙体中,似乎有着什么东西在蠕动。

The wall of the    bookstore. In the wall inside the poster, something seems to be creeping.

  窸窸窣窣的呓语,恍如星空背景下星系的低语。

   rustling babble, just like the whisper of a galaxy against the background of a starry sky.

  一条条触手般的东西,从地上爬向书店的书架,然后钻入一本本书籍之中。

   Tentacle-like objects crawled from the ground to the bookshelf of the bookstore, and then dived into the books.

  它们分泌出浓稠如沥青般的液体,将所有书架,拖入一个不可见的深渊。

   They secreted a thick liquid like pitch, dragging all the bookshelves into an invisible abyss.

  然后,这些东西窃窃私语起来。

   Then, these things whispered.

  发散出恐怖与禁忌的语言。

   exudes horror and taboo language.

  浓雾从书店门外弥漫开来,屏蔽一切异象,也将整个书店与世界切割。

  Dense fog diffuses from outside the bookstore, shielding all visions, and cutting the entire bookstore from the world.

  一个邪异的眼瞳,出现在书店的玻璃门上。

   An evil eye pupil appeared on the glass door of the bookstore.

  祂缓缓睁开,照见书店内的一切,让一切都安静下来,也将所有异常,全部屏蔽,然后缓缓隐没于门中,书店恢复了正常,所有的一切,都和方才没有区别,除了门外莫名起来的迷雾。

   He slowly opened, seeing everything in the bookstore, making everything quiet, and also shielding all abnormalities, and then slowly hiding in the door, the bookstore returned to normal, and everything was in harmony. There is no difference, except for the inexplicable fog outside the door.

  而灵平安也从呆滞中醒来。

   and Lingping also woke up from the sluggishness.

  他似乎遗忘了方才发生的所有事情一般。

   He seems to have forgotten everything that just happened.

  “我刚刚做了什么事情来着?”他问着自己:“怎么想不起来了?”

   “What did I just do?” He asked himself: “Why can’t I remember?”

  “算了……算了……”想了一会,实在想不起来的他,拿起手机:“打游戏吧!”

   “Forget it… Forget it…” After thinking for a while, he really couldn’t remember, picking up his phone: “Let’s play a game!”

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  紧握着手中短刃,寒黎猛然回头,一刀扎在黑暗的空气中。

   squeezed the short blade in his hand, Han Li turned his head abruptly, and plunged his knife into the dark air.

  “啊……!”一个人身鬼首的怪物,从黑暗中显形,墨绿色的血液,一滴滴的流了下来。

   “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

  寒黎一脚踢在它的胸膛上,然后猛地拔出短刃,将灵力灌注于其中,向前一斩。

   Hanli kicked it on its chest, then slammed out the short blade, poured spiritual power into it, and slashed forward.

  短刃之中,爆发出耀眼的光。

  A dazzling light burst out of the short blade.

  一头背生双翅的怪物,在光中挣扎起来

   a monster with wings on its back, struggling in the light

  寒黎面无表情的走到它面前,低声道:“安息吧!”

   Hanli walked to it blankly, and whispered: “Rest in peace!”

  短刃猛地扎透了它的心脏,怪物化作灰烬。

   The short blade pierced its heart, and the monster turned into ashes.

  随着怪物的暂时死亡,一场猎魔的战斗,也宣告暂时结束。

  With the temporary death of the monster, a battle of hunting the demon also came to an end temporarily.

  但寒黎知道,它们还会出现的。

   But Hanli knew that they would still appear.

  怪物是杀不光的!

   Monsters cannot be killed!

  将短刃插回腰间的刀鞘,寒黎就蹲在地上,大口大口的喘息起来。

   inserting the short blade back into the scabbard at his waist, Han Li squatted on the ground, breathing heavily.

  黑色的战斗服下,皮肉在一点点裂开。

   Under the black combat uniform, the skin and flesh were cracking a little bit.

  她从腰间取下一个药瓶,倒出几粒碧绿色的药丸,仰头吞下去。

   She took a medicine bottle from her waist, poured out a few green pills, and swallowed it with her head up.

  裂开的皮肉,一点点的愈合,疼痛也渐渐远去。

  The cracked flesh and skin healed a little bit, and the pain gradually disappeared.

  然而,寒黎明白,终有一天,自己的身体将因为使用灵力太多,而陷入崩溃。

   However, Han Limingbai, one day, his body will collapse because of using too much spiritual power.

  届时,她也将成为怪物的一员,变成这世界的梦魇。

   By then, she will also become a member of the monster and become a nightmare in this world.

  这是猎魔人的宿命。

   This is the fate of the Demon Hunter.

  亦是世界的悲哀所在。

   is also the sadness of the world.

  她抬起头,就见到了前方的街巷中,厚重的迷雾,笼罩着一切。

   She raised her head and saw the thick mist covering everything in the streets ahead.

  迷雾中,只有一盏忽明忽暗的灯。

  In the mist, there is only one light that turns on and off.

  寒黎站起来,紧紧的握住了腰间的短刃,踏入迷雾之中。

   Hanli stood up, held the short blade at his waist tightly, and stepped into the mist.

  这是猎魔人的使命——侦查不详,诛除怪物。

   This is the mission of the demon hunter-investigating unknown and eliminating monsters.

  沿着迷雾,寒黎一直向前,走向那灯光所在之地。

   Along the mist, Hanli has been moving forward towards the place where the light is.

  前方的一切,都是那么的安静。

   Everything in front of me is so quiet.

  只有迷雾中的灯光,在指引着她的前进。

  Only the light in the fog is guiding her forward.

  很快的,寒黎就走到了灯光所在之处。

   Soon, Han Li walked to where the light was.

  那是从一扇紧闭的门内传出来的灯光。

   That is the light coming from a closed door.

  寒黎抬头,看着眼前的建筑,这是一栋老旧的建筑,三层楼而已。

   Hanli looked up and looked at the building in front of him. It was an old building with only three floors.

  斑驳的砖墙上,布满了灰尘,一块招牌映入眼帘:“启元书店?”

  The mottled brick wall was covered with dust, and a sign came into view: “Qiyuan Bookstore?”

  她眉头微微皱起来:“东临市,可没有一家书店叫启元?”

   She frowned slightly: “Donglin City, there is no bookstore called Qiyuan?”

  作为东临市少数几个还活着的猎魔人,寒黎记得全市的每一个店铺的名字。

  As one of the few demon hunters still alive in Donglin City, Hanli remembers the name of every shop in the city.

  更何况,这间书店,出现在这样的诡异迷雾之中。

   What’s more, this bookstore appeared in such a strange fog.

  怎么看,她都觉得有必要调查一下。

No matter how you look at it, she feels it is necessary to investigate.

  于是,她走上前去,轻轻敲响店门:“有人在吗?”

   So, she walked forward and knocked on the shop door gently: “Is anyone there?”

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  “有人在吗?”刚刚打完一把游戏,正犹豫要不要再打一把的时候,灵平安听到店门外传来了一个女声。

   “Is anyone here?” Just after playing a game and hesitating to play again, Lingping heard a female voice outside the store.

  “谁?”灵平安站起身来,走到门口,将卷闸门拉起来。

   “Who?” Lingping stood up, walked to the door, and raised the rolling shutter.

  便看到了一个穿着一身奇怪紧身黑衣,戴着一顶毡帽,脸上罩着黑丝一样的面罩的高挑女子站在他的门口。

   saw a tall woman standing in his doorway wearing a strange tight-fitting black dress, a felt hat and a black silk mask on her face.

  “角色扮演?”灵平安心想,也没有怎么放在心上。

  ”Role playing?” Lingping thought to himself, but didn’t take it seriously.

  不过……

   but…

  “这外面怎么起雾了?”灵平安疑惑起来,他明明记得,他关门前,外面的小巷虽然和往日一样安静,连个人影也没有,但路灯依然亮着,而且,今晚的月光很美,月亮很大。

  ”Why is it foggy outside?” Lingping became puzzled. He clearly remembered that before he closed the door, although the alleys outside were as quiet as before, there was no personal shadow, but the street lights were still on, and, today The evening moonlight is beautiful, the moon is very big.

  这才多久啊!

   How long is this!

  外面就起了浓雾,连路灯的光都看不见了。

   There was a thick fog outside, and the light from the street lamp was invisible.

  不过他也没怎么放在心上,毕竟,这年头天气越来越不正常。

   But he didn’t care much, after all, the weather became more and more abnormal these years.

  常常一下就是半个月的雨,一干就干两个月。

   It often rains for half a month at once, and it takes two months to dry it.

  “请问……”灵平安看着面前的女人,问道:“您是要来买书的吗?”

  ”Excuse me…” Lingping looked at the woman in front of him and asked: “Are you here to buy a book?”

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  寒黎警惕的看着面前的男人。

   Hanli looked at the man in front of him warily.

  他身体看上去很单薄,普普通通的,好似一个手指头就可以掐死。

  His body looks very thin and ordinary, as if he could be choked to death with a finger.

  但是……

  But…

  他的脸笼罩着一层叫人根本无法看透的迷雾,只有一副金属框架的眼镜,坦露在外。

  His face was covered in a mist that people couldn’t see through. Only a pair of metal frame glasses was exposed.

  两片薄薄的镜片下,是一双漆黑的眼眶,某种叫人心悸的火,忽明忽暗的在其中闪烁着。

   Under the two thin lenses, there are a pair of dark eye sockets, and some kind of palpitation fire flashes in them.

  这让她忍不住咽了口口水。

   It made her swallow her saliva.

  心中的紧张与不安,更是攀升到顶点。

   The tension and anxiety in my heart have even climbed to the top.

  也幸亏,寒黎是一位游走在危险和恐怖之中的猎人,见识过世界上无数恐怖与令人头皮发麻的事情。

   Fortunately, Han Li is a hunter wandering in danger and terror. He has seen countless horrors and scalp-numbing things in the world.

  所以她知道,面对眼前这种从未有过记录的情况,她应该冷静,也应该尽可能的避免激怒眼前的存在。

   So she knows that in the face of this unprecedented situation, she should calm down and avoid irritating the presence in front of her as much as possible.

  她深深吸了口气,尽量让自己冷静下来,尽量用最平和的语气,开口问道:“您这里卖书?”

   She took a deep breath, tried to calm herself down, tried to use the most peaceful tone, and asked: “You sell books here?”

  她小心翼翼的拿着眼睛,打量着那男人的身后。

   She held her eyes cautiously, and looked behind the man.

  她眼中所见的,只有一个如深渊一样无垠、黑暗与寂静的空间。

   All she saw in her eyes was a space that was as endless, dark and silent as an abyss.

  周遭的一切,都似乎笼罩着某种让人不安的气氛。

   Everything around it seems to be shrouded in a disturbing atmosphere.

  似有一双双诡异的眼瞳,在黑暗中窥伺,不怀好意的打量着她。

   seems to have a pair of weird eyes, watching her in the dark, looking at her maliciously.

  这哪里是什么书店?

  Where is this bookstore?

  分明是噩梦中的地狱,魔鬼的巢穴!

   is clearly the **** in the nightmare, the devil’s lair!

  寒黎的脸,刹那间就惨白起来,紧张与不安,立刻充溢她的身心。

   Hanli’s face turned pale in an instant, tension and anxiety filled her mind and body immediately.

  …………………………

  …………………………

  灵平安奇怪的看着面前的女人。

   Lingping looked at the woman in front of her strangely.

  有些难以理解。

   is a little hard to understand.

  “她为什么这么紧张?”

   “Why is she so nervous?”

  “买书而已,多大的事情?搞得和做小偷一样,神经兮兮的……”

   “It’s just buying books, what a big deal? It’s like being a thief, neurotic……”

  再看着她的打扮,灵平安就笑了起来,大抵明白了,于是笑了起来:“客人,我这里有你想要的书……”

   Looking at her dress again, Ling Ping’an laughed, almost understood, so he laughed: “Guest, I have the book you want here…”

  “你要看看吗?”

   “Do you want to see?”

  近些年来,随着各种动漫与电竞的火爆,角色扮演也渐渐流行起来。

  In recent years, with the popularity of various animations and e-sports, role-playing has gradually become popular.

  许多可爱的小姐姐,都因此赚的盘满钵满。

  Many cute little sisters have made a lot of money.

  只是,却还是有很多家长,总觉得玩角色扮演就是伤风败俗,不务正业。

  It’s just that, but there are still many parents who always feel that playing role-playing is a violation of ethics and not doing business properly.

  眼前的这个女子,大抵就是那种热爱角色扮演,但被家长反对,只能偷偷的学着打扮的人吧?

   The woman in front of her is probably the kind of person who loves role-playing, but is opposed by her parents and can only learn to dress secretly, right?

  这从她身上的装扮就看得出来。

   This can be seen from her outfit.

  虽然看上去好像是用心的装扮了,但其实,连灵平安这个外行都看出来了。

   Although it seems to be dressing up with care, in fact, even the layman Lingping can see it.

  没有精髓啊!

   has no essence!

  ……………………

  ……………………

  寒黎抬起头,看着自己面前的那张模糊不清的脸,仿佛自己的全部秘密,都被窥破了一样。

   Hanli raised his head and looked at the vague face in front of him, as if all his secrets had been peeked through.

  她用力的咽了咽口水,小心翼翼的点点头。

   She swallowed hard and nodded cautiously.

  ………………

  ………………

  “客人请稍等!”灵平安转过身去,走向书架。

  ”Guests, please wait a moment!” Lingping turned around and walked to the bookshelf.

  一直走到书架的尽头,他从一排工具书里,仔细的挑了一本出来。

   went all the way to the end of the bookshelf, and he carefully selected one from a row of reference books.

  他认真的看了看书名。

   He looked at the title seriously.

  《角色扮演的秘密》,这是联邦很权威的角色扮演著作,其中有许多精美插画,更重要的是,它还有着的教程,很适合新手阅读。

   “The Secret of Role Playing”, this is a very authoritative role-playing work of the Federation, which has many exquisite illustrations, and more importantly, it also has tutorials, which is very suitable for novices to read.

  拿着这本书,灵平安走到客人面前,将书递了过去:“客人,您可以看看……这本书,应该是很适合你现在的需求的……”

   Holding this book, Ling Ping walked to the guests and passed the book over: “Guests, you can take a look…this book should be suitable for your current needs…”

  ………………………………

  ………………………………

  寒黎眼睁睁的看着那个面目模糊的男人,转身走向一片黑暗的深渊。

   Hanli watched the blurry man, turned and walked towards a dark abyss.

  随着他走入那深渊之中,寒黎看到,有像沥青一样的东西,在深渊中蠕动,然后,那人的身影就彻底消失在视线中。

  As he walked into the abyss, Hanli saw something like asphalt squirming in the abyss, and then the figure of that person completely disappeared from sight.

  寒黎正想要抓住这个机会,逃离这个可怕的诡异之地。

   Hanli is trying to seize this opportunity to escape this terrifying and strange place.

  然而,她才刚刚回头,就看到来时的门上,仿佛一双扭曲的邪瞳,正在等待着她。

   However, she just turned her head and saw the door when she came, like a pair of twisted evil pupils, waiting for her.

  顿时,她连动都不敢动了。

   suddenly, she didn’t even dare to move.

  只能傻傻的站在原地。

   can only stand stupidly.

  片刻之后,寒黎就看到,那个男人的身影,从黑暗中走了出来。

   After a while, Han Li saw the figure of the man walking out of the darkness.

  他手里,还拿着一本邪异的赤红之书。

   In his hand, he also holds an evil crimson book.

  书的封面,是血红色的,似有鲜血从中涌动一般,恍惚中,寒黎更是看到像血管一样的东西,密布于其中。

The cover of the    book is blood red, as if blood is surging from it. In a trance, Han Li even sees things like blood vessels densely packed in it.

  他将那本书,直接递了过来,语气和一个真正的书店老板一样随和:“客人,您可以看看……这本书,应该是很适合你现在的需求的……”

  He handed the book over, his tone was as easy-going as a real bookstore owner: “Guest, you can take a look… this book should be suitable for your current needs…”

  但寒黎听在耳中,只觉得,这是一个命令。

   But Han Li listened to her ears, only to feel that this was a command.

  她若不看……会死的。

   If she doesn’t watch… she will die.

  寒黎只好伸手接过那本一看就知道绝非善物的赤红之书,她的手掌立刻就感觉到了滚烫的温度。

   Hanli had to reach out and take the Crimson Book that she knew was not a good thing at first glance. Her palm immediately felt the hot temperature.

  那本书里面,好似有着岩浆一样的东西在流动。

  In that book, something like magma is flowing.

  她颤抖着身体,低下头去,小心翼翼的看向书的封面。

   Shaking her body, she lowered her head and looked carefully at the cover of the book.

  数不清的呓语,顿时充斥了她的大脑。

   Countless babbles filled her brain immediately.

  所以,她也知道了这本书的名字——《下层深渊考察报告》。

   So, she also knew the name of this book-“Investigation Report on the Lower Abyss.”

  一本记载着禁忌知识的书。

   A book with taboo knowledge.

  寒黎颤抖着手,翻开书的封面,一条条黑色的蠕虫,在书页之中蠕动,组合成一个个邪异而可怕的文字,勾勒出一副副禁忌的图画。

   Hanli trembling hands, opened the cover of the book, strips of black worms wriggling among the pages of the book, combining them into evil and terrifying words, drawing out a forbidden picture.

  来自地狱噩梦的呓语,在耳畔回荡。

   The babble from the nightmare of **** echoes in my ears.

  将那些可怕的文字与禁忌的图画,塞进寒黎的大脑中。

   stuffed those terrible words and taboo pictures into Han Li’s brain.

  于是,寒黎知道了那些可怕的文字与禁忌的图画,所承载的是什么知识?

   So, Hanli knew those terrible words and taboo pictures, what kind of knowledge did they carry?

  这是一本记录着超过一百种鬼怪和恶灵的禁忌知识的书。

   This is a book that records more than a hundred kinds of forbidden knowledge about ghosts and evil spirits.

  书中,不止记载了那些鬼怪与恶灵的禁忌知识,还有着如何剥夺它们的力量,制成药剂,并以特殊的方法服用的知识。

  The book not only records the taboo knowledge of those ghosts and evil spirits, but also the knowledge of how to deprive them of their power, make medicines, and take them in a special way.

  ………………………………………………

  ………………………………………………

  灵平安看着自己面前,因为终于得到了想要的专业书籍都有些颤抖着要哭的少女,心中也是非常欣慰。

   Ling Ping Pian looked in front of her, because she finally got the professional books she wanted, and the girl who was trembling and crying was very relieved.

  爱好嘛,人人都是有的。

   Hobbies, everyone has them.

  譬如他,总是喜欢写点网络小说,虽然一直扑街,什么钱都没有赚到,还常常被知道的人嘲笑。

   For example, he always likes to write some online novels. Although he has been on the street, he has not made any money, and he is often laughed at by people who know him.

  但,喜欢就是喜欢。

   But, to like is to like.

  只要不影响他人,对社会公序良俗无碍,灵平安就觉得外人不该对其他人的个人兴趣爱好指指点点。

   As long as it does not affect others, and does not hinder public order and morals, Lingping feels that outsiders should not give pointers to other people’s personal interests.

  有着这个经历,他就有了些同理心,知道了感同身受。

  With this experience, he has some empathy and knows the empathy.

  于是,他走到饮水机旁,倒了一杯水,递给那黑衣女子,柔声道:“怎么样,喜欢吧?”

   So, he walked to the water dispenser, poured a glass of water, and handed it to the woman in black, and said softly, “How do you like it?”

  ………………………………

  ………………………………

  寒黎很难形容自己此刻的心情。

  Hanli can hardly describe how he feels at the moment.

  害怕?

   Afraid?

  恐惧?

  Fear?

  高兴?

  Happy?

  幸福?

   happiness?

  她不知道。

   She doesn’t know.

  但有一点她很清楚,她手上现在拿着的这本书,就是世界的希望。

   But she knows one thing very well. The book she is holding is the hope of the world.

  将大灾变后畸形的世界,拉回正轨的希望。

   The hope of bringing the deformed world after the catastrophe back on track.

  让世界,回到父祖口中的黄金时代的希望。

   Let the world return to the hope of the golden age that my father and grandfather said.

  一个没有鬼怪,没有恶灵。

   There are no ghosts, no evil spirits.

  像她这个年纪的女孩,可以自由自在的大学校园里读书、社交、恋爱的世界。

  A girl her age can read, socialize, and fall in love on the university campus freely.

  而不是现在这样。

   instead of doing it now.

  一个分崩离析,所有民众都生活在恐惧与梦魇之中的世界。

   A world that fell apart, and all people lived in fear and nightmares.

  而像她这样的人,不得不承担起人类最后的希望。

   And people like her have to take on the last hope of mankind.

  行走于恐怖与危险中,背负着随时随地都可能畸变的后果。

  Walking in terror and danger, carrying the consequences that may be distorted anytime and anywhere.

  “怎么样?喜欢吗?”耳畔传来了柔和的男声,一杯水被递到了眼前。

   “How about? Do you like it?” A soft male voice came from my ear, and a glass of water was handed to my eyes.

  寒黎抬起头,就看到了那个面貌模糊的男子漆黑的眼眶中,火焰在升腾而起。

   Hanli raised his head, and saw the flames rising in the dark eyes of the man with a vague appearance.

  她连忙对着对方,深深的鞠躬:“谢谢您,我很喜欢这本书!”

   She hurriedly faced each other and bowed deeply: “Thank you, I like this book!”

  “请问……”寒黎抬起头,诚挚的问道:“我该付出怎样的代价,才可以获得它呢?”

  ”Excuse me…” Han Li raised his head and asked sincerely: “What price should I pay to get it?”

  …………………………

  …………………………

  灵平安微笑着看着面前,充满中二气息的少女。

   Lingping smiled and looked at the girl in front of her, full of second-degree atmosphere.

  “入戏太深了啊!”他心中想着。

   “It’s too deep into the play!” he thought to himself.

  但他一点没有嘲笑或者奚落的意思。

   But he didn’t mean to mock or taunt at all.

  年轻人嘛,谁没有中二过呢?

  You guys, who hasn’t had a second grade?

  所以,他只是诚实的报出了价格:“承惠,五十五元!”

   So, he just quoted the price honestly: “Chenghui, fifty-five yuan!”

  一个很公道的价格。

   A very fair price.

  ………………………………………………

  ………………………………………………

  寒黎的心情,无比的紧张。

   Hanli’s mood is extremely nervous.

  她知道,这个世界没有什么东西,不需要代价。

   She knows that there is nothing in this world, and there is no cost.

  就像猎魔人,为了猎杀鬼怪与恶灵,不得不在身体内封印一只鬼怪或者恶灵。

   is like a demon hunter, in order to hunt ghosts and evil spirits, a ghost or evil spirit has to be sealed in the body.

  借助它们的力量,去驱逐鬼怪与恶灵。

   use their power to expel ghosts and evil spirits.

  但后果往往是,封印在身体中的鬼怪,破封而出。

   But the consequence is often that the ghost sealed in the body breaks out.

  猎魔人变成人类的噩梦。

   The demon hunter turns into a human nightmare.

  而这本书,这本禁忌之书,却记录着超过一百种鬼怪恶灵的禁忌知识,还有着剥夺它们的力量,再将之彻底消灭的办法。

   And this book, this taboo book, records more than a hundred kinds of forbidden knowledge about ghosts and evil spirits, and there are ways to deprive them of their power and then completely eliminate them.

  所以,寒黎不知道,自己是否承担得起代价。

   Therefore, Han Li does not know whether he can afford the price.

  忐忑中,寒黎听到了对方的回答:“承惠,五十五元……”

   in panic, Han Li heard the other’s answer: “Chenghui, fifty-five yuan…”

  听到这个回答,寒黎就皱起了眉头。

   Hearing this answer, Han Li frowned.

  五十五元?

   fifty-five yuan?

  钱?

   Money?

  不可能!

   impossible!

  她看着面前的人和他身后深渊一般的虚空。

   She looked at the person in front of her and the abyssal void behind him.

  这样的存在,会需要钱这种低级的货币吗?

Will existence like    need a low-level currency like money?

  恐怕,是意有所指。

   I’m afraid, it means something.

  那么,他说的五十五元,指的是什么呢?

   Then, what did he mean by fifty-five yuan?

  寒黎怎么想都想不明白。

   Hanli can’t understand what he thinks.

  但她又实在是太想得到手中的这本书了。

   But she really wanted to get the book in her hands.

  于是,她涨红了脸,咬着牙齿,忍痛从腰间将自己那柄随身携带的短刃连通刀鞘一起取下来。

   Then, she flushed, gritted her teeth, and reluctantly removed her short-edged scabbard from her waist.

  放到那人面前,深深鞠躬:“我用这个和您换这本书可以吗??”

   put it in front of the person and bowed deeply: “Can I exchange this book with you?”

  …………………………………………

  …………………………………………

  灵平安看着少女递来的短刃。

   Lingping looked at the short blade that the girl handed over.

  这是一柄做工无比精致的小刀,刀鞘是用真皮包裹的,刀柄上镶满了黄黄绿绿的石头。

   This is a very delicately crafted knife. The scabbard is wrapped in genuine leather and the handle is covered with yellow, yellow, green and green stones.

  “这不太好吧……”灵平安轻声说着。

   “This is not so good…” Ling Ping An said softly.

  这柄短刃,应该是对方的挚爱才对。

   This short blade should be the other’s love.

  灵平安是知道角色扮演爱好者们,对一些动漫或者影视、游戏人物的装备,有着狂热的情感的。

  Lingping Ping An knows that role-playing enthusiasts have fanatical emotions for the equipment of some cartoons, movies, and games.

  所以,他猜测,这柄短刃,应该是眼前少女很喜欢的一个人物的装备。

   Therefore, he guessed that this short blade should be the equipment of a character that the girl likes very much.

  夺人所爱这种事情,他可做不来。

   He can’t do things like this.

  况且,他拿这种角色扮演的东西有什么用?

   Besides, what is the use of his role-playing stuff?

  当摆设吗?

   as a decoration?

  “请您务必收下!”少女深深的鞠躬。

   “Please accept it!” The girl bowed deeply.

  她似乎想了想,从身上的口袋里,取出一包茶叶一样的东西,也递了过来:“这是我现在除了这柄灵刃外最值钱的东西了!”

   She seemed to think for a while, took out a bag of tea-like things from her pocket, and handed it over: “This is my most valuable thing besides this spirit blade!”

  灵平安听着,顿时生出了些怜悯。

   Lingping listened peacefully, and suddenly felt some pity.

  “可怜的孩子……”他不由得脑补了一个热爱角色扮演,却因为家长反对,离家出走,深夜游荡在街头,终于找到了专业的书籍,却因为囊中羞涩而不得不将身上自己认为最宝贵的东西,都拿来质押的孩子。

   “Poor kid…” He couldn’t help but brainstormed a role-playing lover, but because his parents objected, he ran away from home and wandered the streets late at night. Finally he found professional books, but because he was ashamed of his pockets, he had to The child who has pledged everything he considers the most precious.

  想了想,灵平安终于还是收下了对方的递来的东西。

   After thinking about it, Lingping finally accepted what the other party had handed over.

  “你这两样东西,我先替你收着……”灵平安尽量用最温和的语气,对对方说道:“书你可以先带走……”

  ”You two things, I will take them for you first…” Lingping tried to use the gentlest tone of voice and said to the other party: “You can take the book away first…”

  “早点回家吧……”

  ”Go home early…”

  “家里人应该在找你了……”

   “The family should be looking for you…”

  寒黎抬起头,看着那面目模糊的男人,他眼眶中的火焰,在一点点的熄灭。

   Hanli raised his head and looked at the blurry man, the flame in his eyes was extinguishing little by little.

  “这是送客了?”她心想着。

   “Is this a see-off?” she thought.

  于是,深深的鞠躬,用力的抓着手里的书,胆战心惊的转过身去。

   So, he bowed deeply, grabbed the book in his hand hard, and turned around fearfully.

  门口的那只邪瞳,已经消失无踪。

   The evil pupil at the door has disappeared without a trace.

  寒黎深深的吸了口气,勇敢的向前走去。

   Hanli took a deep breath and walked forward bravely.

  ……………………………………………………

  ……………………………………………………

  目送着黑衣少女,走出门去。

  , watching the girl in black, walked out the door.

  灵平安将对方质押的短刃和那袋似乎是茶叶的东西,放到柜台里,上锁。

  Lingping put the short blade pledged by the other party and the bag of things that seemed to be tea leaves on the counter and locked them.

  然后他走到卷闸门前,看了看外面。

   Then he walked to the rolling gate and looked outside.

  依然是一片浓雾,只能隐隐约约,看到那黑衣少女,走在雾气之中。

   is still a thick fog, I can only vaguely see the girl in black walking in the fog.

  想了想,这么晚,雾气又这么大。

  Thinking about it, it’s so late and the fog is so heavy.

  那女孩子看上去,最多十七八岁。

   The girl looked like she was seventeen or eighteen years old at most.

  心里面多少有些担心——江城市的治安,虽然一直很好。

   I feel a little worried in my heart–the security of Jiangcheng City, although it has always been very good.

  但这样一个女孩子,独自一人走在这样的浓雾天里,也终究不是很安全,万一一脚踩空,摔进什么下水道里怎么办?

   But such a girl, walking alone in such a dense fog, is not very safe after all. What if she steps on the air and falls into the sewer?

  想了想~IndoMTL.com~灵平安就从柜台上,拿起一个手电筒,将其打开,强光立刻从手电筒中照出来。

   thought about it~IndoMTL.com~ Lingping picked up a flashlight from the counter, turned it on, and the bright light immediately came out of the flashlight.

  于是,他拿起手电筒,追了过去。

   So he picked up the flashlight and chased it.

  “客人……客人……”

  ”Guest…Guest…”

  ………………………………

  ………………………………

  寒黎走出那古怪的书店大门,心中立刻就如释重负。

   Hanli walked out of the door of that weird bookstore, and immediately felt relieved.

  然后,她向着来时的方向,小心翼翼的走回去。

   Then, she walked back carefully in the direction she came.

  双手则紧紧的握着手里的书。

   held the book in his hand tightly with both hands.

  即使它滚烫的,叫她的手都有些生疼。

   Even though it is hot, her hands are a little sore.

  周围的浓雾,越来越厚了。

The dense fog around    is getting thicker and thicker.

  这让她有些分不清方向,也看不清前方,只能凭着记忆,向着来时的方向前进。

   This made her a little confused, and she couldn’t see the front clearly, so she could only rely on her memory to move forward in the direction where she came.

  这时,身后忽然传来了声音。

   At this moment, a voice suddenly came from behind.

  “客人……客人……”

  ”Guest…Guest…”

  寒黎回过头去,就看到那书店里的怪人,一路小跑的拿着某件东西,跑到了她身前。

   Hanli turned around and saw the weird man in the bookstore, trotting all the way holding something and ran to her.

  他的脸,依然模糊不清,在这浓雾中,显得更加诡异。

  His face, still blurry, looks even stranger in the thick fog.

  两片镜片下的眼眶里,火焰前所未有的燃烧着,就如太阳一般耀眼。

   In the eye sockets under the two lenses, the flame burned like never before, as dazzling as the sun.

  “这么浓的雾,你一定看不清方向吧……”怪人将他手里的东西,塞到了寒黎手中:“这个你拿着,早点回家啊!”

   “It’s such a thick fog, you must not be able to see the direction…” The strange man stuffed his hand into Hanli’s hand: “You take this, go home early!”

  寒黎接过东西。

   Hanli took things.

  那是一个手电筒。

   That is a flashlight.

  很普通,也很常见。

   is very common and very common.

  寒黎拿着它,照向前方,浓雾被电光一照,似乎稀疏了一些。

   Hanli took it and shone toward the front. The thick fog was illuminated by electric light, and it seemed to be sparser.

  让她终于可以认清回去的道路。

   let her finally recognize the way back.

  “所以,这是离开此地的凭证?”寒黎想着,就回头对着那在浓雾中渐渐远去的身影,深深鞠躬:“谢谢!”

  ”So, is this the proof to leave here?” Han Li thought, turning back to the figure that was drifting away in the thick fog, and bowed deeply: “Thank you!”

  

  

       

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