ng for the fart, ah.
Your neighborhood doesn’t have any surveillance!” The tall man’s companion said disdainfully, “This neighborhood isn’t very nice.
Why don’t you move to a different neighborhood, ah?” 

The tall man complained dramatically, “Other neighborhoods must have parking! Parking is only available in this neighborhood!”

“Who says there’s no surveillance? My car’s been keyed three or four times already so I bought a little voyeur’s camera and put it up in a tree inside the neighborhood!  This time I’ll catch that damn kid for sure!”

The tall man swore and the two people also didn’t lower their voices while talking.
Anyone in the restaurant could hear them clearly, and Gu Xizhou’s heart jumped violently.
He turned to give Si Yu a strange look.

Si Yu cleaned his ears, “See what I’m doing? These noodles aren’t tasty, and I don’t want to eat them.” 

Gu Xizhou: “…”

Si Yu directly ignored Gu Xizhou, pointing to the tall man next to him, “Aren’t you going to ask?”

Gu Xizhou thought for a moment before getting up and walking over to the two men, knocking on the table softly.
“Sorry to disturb you.
I heard you saying you got a small camera?”

“Ah? What, la? Laozi…” The tall man was suddenly interrupted by someone else and was a little displeased.
But, after seeing Gu Xizhou, he was startled by the look in his eyes and his mouth that originally wanted to spew profanity was forced to say stiffly, ‘Is there something wrong?’ 

Gu Xizhou lowered his voice, “Is the neighborhood you’re talking about the one next to this one?”

The tall man nodded, “Yes.”

“Someone died today,” Gu Xizhou said, taking out his badge and glancing at the man, “Can the little camera you installed see the entrance to the neighborhood?”

Seeing Gu Xizhou’s ID, the man’s face changed slightly.
Because he’d discovered that someone had scratched his car early this morning and taken it in to be repainted, he didn’t know that someone had died.
He thought for a moment and said, “It’s installed inside the neighborhood, so it can’t see outside.” 

Gu Xizhou was about to speak when Si Yu came over and said casually, “I can’t find any clues for the time being, so I can’t let any possibility go.”

“En,” Gu Xizhou nodded.


The tall man hesitated before saying, “Okay, ba.”

Gu Xizhou followed the man into the neighborhood to get the camera and used the power from the guard room, borrowing a computer from the same place to watch the footage from that night. 

“WTF, you actually put something like this in the neighborhood, boy?” The bald-headed guard said, swearing at the tall man.

As soon as he opened the footage, Gu Xizhou was disappointed.
The direction the camera was pointing was clearly the interior of the neighborhood.
There were three cars at the entrance to the neighborhood, and the one in the middle was the tall man’s car.

They watched the video attentively.
Around 11 p.m a child appeared holding something, scratching the tall man’s car several times.
The tall man scolded them angrily, “This child deserves a beating! This kid must live in the neighborhood!”

The guard glanced at it and said, “It looks like the kid who lives in building two.” 

The tall man curled his lip and said, “Just wait, I’ll stick up an announcement right away.
Let his parents come to me and admit his mistakes.
Heng! So hateful!”

Gu Xizhou didn’t care if the man caught the child.
He reviewed the footage from the whole night from start to finish.
This surveillance camera caught more than a dozen people entering or exiting the neighborhood in the middle of the night, but in regards to the situation outside, it was of no help.

Gu Xizhou was disappointed.
Next to him, Si Yu pointed to the screen and said, “At 4:38:21 a.m.
someone walked by outside, and this person was not from this community.”

“What? There was someone, I didn’t see it, ah!” The tall man said. 

Si Yu said quietly, “Look at the rear-view mirror of the car on the right.
The mirror is facing the lamp at the entrance.
Every time someone walks by they will block the street light and the mirror will darken.
This also happens at 4:38:21, but no one from the neighborhood went out at that time.
The power won’t automatically cut off until dawn, so it isn’t because they are flickering, it’s because someone walked by.”

Gu Xizhou immediately fast-forwarded the video.
If the exact time could be determined, the range of time could be greatly reduced.
After watching the surveillance video, it really should be someone passing by…

Gu Xizhou glanced at Si Yu, pulling out his phone to call his colleagues to tell them to reduce the range of time for their investigation.

“WTF, is this okay?” The tall man who had taken the video looked at the handsome man in front of him with a dumbfounded expression.
He really couldn’t comprehend the structure of this man’s brain, and could only sigh, “This observation power! Fucking genius!” 

Because the video was of value, Gu Xizhou made a copy to take with him.
Gu Xizhou got in the car and looked at Si Yu and said, “Why haven’t you gone back yet?”

“To be your chauffeur.
You have a lot of places to go today,” Si Yu said lightly.

“En?” Gu Xizhou raised his eyebrows.

After two in the afternoon the wind was warm.
Gu Xizhou and Si Yu barely said a few words on the way back and returned to the police station quickly. 

As soon as Gu Xizhou walked through the door of the police station, he saw one of his colleagues stick his head out from the second floor, greeting him, “Team Leader Gu! We found someone suspicious on the surveillance!”

Hearing that, Gu Xizhou ran up to the second floor, and the officer from the technology department hurriedly put a computer in front of Gu Xizhou, saying, “Team Leader Gu, look, this is from our investigation of surveillance footage from the surrounding area.
On Lotus Road at 4:02:58, a man passed by carrying a black plastic bag like there was a person in it.”


Gu Xizhou moved closer to the computer, bowing his head to watch the screen.
A man dressed in plain black clothes, his face covered with a scarf, carried a black plastic bag.
The effort required to carry the bag was a little strenuous, and he was walking in a hurry!

“Based on the footage, we can only determine that it’s somewhere in the suburbs…” The officer said, circling an area, “The person disappears somewhere within the vicinity of Liulichang.” 

To be precise, there was no factory in the vicinity of Liulichang suburb.
Liulichang was its old name.
In the eighties a family opened a glaze factory before moving away, but out of habit, people in Ningqing still called it Liulichang.

Gu Xizhou, “Has anyone been reported missing in Liulichang?”


Seeing his colleague shake his head, Gu Xizhou thought about it, and after thinking it over for a while, he still decided to send someone to make the trip. 

This time, Gu Xizhou didn’t take Si Yu’s car, but took one of the station’s cars with a few of his colleagues and everyone discussed the upcoming trip.

“Gu Ge, President Si’s car is still following us.” One of the officers whispered to Gu Xizhou.
Because he had eaten with Si Yu before, the officer could recognize his car.

In the middle of assigning tasks to everyone, Gu Xizhou glanced in the rear-view mirror and said quietly, “Don’t worry about it.”

“Why is President Si following us? Is he looking for Team Leader Gu?” Lao Guo asked. 

The Bentley followed them unhurriedly, not far behind them.
Gu Xizhou said vaguely, “En, something like that.”

Seeing that Gu Xizhou didn’t want to continue discussing this matter, they didn’t continue to ask invasive questions.
The officer who was driving opened the navigation and said, “We’ll be at Liulichang in twenty minutes!”

After they’d been driving for a while, they finally saw the four characters Liulichang.
All the houses in the vicinity were farm houses interspersed with low income housing.
There were lots of migrant workers who came to work from all over the country in the area, some of which worked in the shoe factory nearby.

There were lots of people, it was very chaotic. 

After getting out of the car, everyone followed Gu Xizhou’s instructions and went in pairs of two to investigate, asking if there were any missing children from the area.
Gu Xizhou sent off the last two people and tilted his head to look at the Bentley parked by the curb.
He went over and knocked on the window, and the window rolled down immediately.


“What are you doing?” Gu Xizhou asked.

“I’ll send you home later.” 

“That’s not necessary.
You should go home and rest,” Gu Xizhou said after thinking about it.

Si Yu turned off the car and pulled the parking brake, opening the door as he said, “No, I want to stay with you for a while.
Anyway, don’t worry about me, I’ll just wait for you, okay?”


Gu Xizhou, “Okay, ba…” You’re so sappy, you win.

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