Chapter 4: Concern For An Old Empty Nester
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I'm Really Not the Demon God's Lackey Chapter 4: Concern For An Old Empty Nester

Ji Zhixiu stood completely still in the pouring rain as the old man walked toward her. She couldn’t even react and activate the mechanism of the black cane when the latter passed her by.

It wasn’t that she didn’t want to do so, but an invisible power had enveloped her, causing her body to stiffen up. Cold sweat wouldn’t stop flowing down her back.

The old man was dressed in an out-fashioned western style suit topped with a gentleman's hat. His gaze was strangely drawn to the book Ji Zhixiu was holding.

"It's this book. Lucky lass,”he muttered in a hoarse, raspy voice.

Under the concealment of the umbrella, Ji Zhixiu could vaguely see an ancient black iron mask covering the old man’s face. She could only see his beady snake-like eyes peering out of the mask, directing a razor-sharp gaze at her. It looked oddly dissonant with his refined appearance.

Ji Zhixiu only managed to catch a glimpse of the red words on his black book cover when the old man passed her by—Void Extinguishing.

A chilling, eerie sensation crept over her bare skin.

"Whew..."

Ji Zhixiu heaved a huge sigh of relief before slowly turning her head back toward the bookstore.

Muffled voices sounded as the door slowly closed.

"Welcome…Ahh? Old Wil, it's you! Have you come to return your book?"

“… It still sounds a little odd even though you told me that the nickname symbolizes our friendship. Mr Lin, won't you call me by my name instead?”

“Of course, Mr Wilde."

"Phew…That sounds much more comfortable. You had anew customer, Mr Lin?"

"Yeah, Old Wil."

"My name… Forget it. I noticed that you loaned the book you seem to be always reading out to the new customer.You must really be really fond of her. Anyway, here's the book Iborrowed."

"A frequently read book is still a book. That book felt just right for her. If I recall correctly, our bet was 30 days. You’re back within 20 days, which means that it’s my victory. You just wouldn't believe me when I told you that this book is too complicated for older people."

”… My apologies for doubting your words, I acknowledge my loss. This book is too profound. It's like an enormous world filled with mystical and magical unknowns, transcending the limits of space, time, birth, life, and death. With my inadequate knowledge, I can only imagine that the one who wrote such a monumental work must be a great being."

"Of course! He was a giant of the literary world that has since passed."

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