Chapter 9: Unexpected Incident (1)
Zhao Bo stayed at his cousin’s house for another one week before he was fetched back by his father.
Once he reached home, Zhao Bo’s mother, Fan Haiping had already made a sumptuous feast, she stopped Zhao Bo who wanted to rush forward to take the chicken wing. “Wait a moment, tell mommy, how was your your cousin’s house? Do you know what you did wrong?”
Everything was good until his cousin’s house was mentioned, Zhao Bo immediately bounced. “Mom, can I transfer to cousin’s school!”
Fan Haiping was crumbling inwardly, Zhao Bo’s results were average. He was currently studying in a key class at a key primary school1. She spent a great deal of effort before she managed to get Zhao Bo in. Now, Zhao Bo said he wanted to study at the village’s primary school.
“What did you say?” It was only when Fan Haiping talk that she realized her voice was too loud. The child was scared and she hurriedly controlled her volume, “Why? Is your cousin’s school that good?”
“Yes, they don’t have homework.” Zhao Bo was playing with his fingers and he pointed out, “After class, we chatted about birds, do you know why?”
Mommy doesn’t want to know… Fan Haiping never thought that Zhao Bo who could never leave his Ipad, phone and WiFi, was able to stay at his cousin’s house without feeling any discomfort. Before going, he was still crying and throwing a temper. This made her feel like she had made a mistake.
Zhao Bo was really unhappy during the first day, but what Fan Haiping didn’t know was that on the second day, he followed Tong Xin Primary School to Lingyou Zoo and was charmed by those birds.
After going back, his passion was not lessened and a variety of related books had worn Zhao Bo’s amateur energy away.
Zhao Bo animatedly told Fan Haiping, “Mom, cousin’s school organized a trip to Lingyou Zoo, it was extremely fun, the birds were especially intelligent. But the zoo is still renovating, the teacher says that it will only open next month. When the time comes, can you bring me and cousin to go there and play together?”
“Still thinking of playing? Go and finish your practice papers, don’t eat if you can’t finish them!” Fan Haiping was angry and she chased Zhao Bo to his room to do his practice papers.
Zhao Bo’s father, Zhao Zhenyi was at the side, leisurely said, “I’ve already said, what ‘transformation record’, children can play anywhere.”
“Don’t mention it anymore, it makes me really worried, he is going to class tomorrow, why does he seems more naughty.” Fan Haiping moody said, “He still wants to go some zoo… Lingyou Zoo? I don’t think I heard about it before.”
“I have never heard about it too, is it a newly opened zoo?” Zhao Zhenyi said.
On the other side, Zhao Bo was crying as he finished one of his papers, he was then released out by Fan Haiping and was eating as he rubbed his eyes at the table.
Fan Haiping educated him, “Do you still dare to bully other classmates? Do you still dare to talk back to the teachers? If you still continue to do so, don’t think about going to uncle there, I will send you to the mountain…”
While Fan Haiping nagged at Zhao Bo, Zhao Zhenyi rubbed his eyes and lifted his phone to his wife. “Wife, look at this, isn’t this rather interesting?”
Fan Haiping raised her head and took a look. It was Zhen Zhenyi’s WeChat Group that had sent a clip. It was a group of children and everyone of them had a bird on their shoulders. The birds suddenly flew upward, grouped up and flew into the distance. The children were also waving goodbyes.
At this moment, two fat peacocks dragged their long tails and chased.
Fan Haiping laughed and said, “It looked like they were saying: Wait for me.”
Zhao Zhenyi also laughed loudly. “Right? This is too damn funny, Old Huang loves to post such entertaining pictures, some of them are really interesting, do you think they are trained?”
“Who knows?” Fan Haiping scrolled through the comments, there was some who asked about the location of this place. Some said that it shouldn’t be at East Sea City, meanwhile Old Huang didn’t say out anything.
When Fan Haiping slid up, the clip played again, but this time, Fan Haiping heard a familiar voice and couldn’t help shouting. “Old Zhao, don’t you think this kid looks like your son?”
“What?” Zhao Zhenyi was stunned, he stretched his head and looked at the corner Fan Haiping was pointing at. She asked him to look clearly.
The clip played again and Zhao Zhenyi followed Fan Haiping’s directions, he really saw that at the corner of the clip was a child, it was, in fact, their child and his shoulder had a parrot.
“It really is!” Zhao Zhenyi and Fan Haiping remembered that Zhao Bo mentioned that he went to visit a zoo, so they were even more sure now. “Xiao Bo, is this Lingyou Zoo?”
Zhao Bo took a look and excitedly shouted, “Yes, Mommy, this happened when we were saying goodbye! Mommy let me tell you, my parrot was super obedient, cousin had one too, the teacher said his was a zebra finch, they stopped at our shoulder and accompanied us as we toured.”
“This zoo is quite impressive to be able to train their birds so obediently. Where is this?” Zhao Zhenyi asked, seeing that it was so interesting, he felt that there would be no harm done bringing their child over again.
“Take public bus 117, stop at Cape Park Station!” Zhao Bo still remembered clearly and happily replied.
“There used to be a zoo next to Cape Park, is this that one?” Fan Haiping’s memory wasn’t clear.
At this time in Zhao Zhenyi’s WeChat Group, Old Huang replied in the group: It’s our East Sea City’s! But I don’t know where it is, I saw it at another friend’s group chat.
The following friend replied: It turned out to be East Sea City’s, I really want to go, is it a city zoo?
Zhao Zhenyi replied quite proudly: Dear friends, this is Lingyou Zoo which is next to Cape Park. The child wearing a blue checkered shirt in the clip is my son. He happened to be there that day!
With regard to the clip that was made into gif and was spreading wildly in the local Friends’ Circles, Duan Jiaze was in the dark. At this moment, he was fuming. In the morning when Xiao Su and Liu Bin came to work, they came rushing to inform him that the gate had been smashed.
Duan Jiaze’s first reaction was that there must be a robbery. He hurriedly ran in to discover that most of the gate’s railing had been twisted into fried dough twist, the lock was also pried open. Looking at it, this seemed like there was an intention to destroy, after all, if it was a robbery, simply unlocking the lock would do.
He went in and looked around, noticing that there seemed to be more food in the animals’ feeding troughs. He was surprised as these weren’t the zoo’s feed. His first reaction was these items must not be clear and looking at the situation, it might be injected with poison.
“… The fuck, how, do they need to wash their stomach?”
“Wait, Yuánzhǎng, they are not eating.” Liu Bin held a dry forage and tried to feed the Sika Deer, the Sika Deer immediately swang its head and walked away. This proved that there was a problem with the feed.
Duan Jiaze thought about it properly. At this time, it was also true that these animals had eaten the high-grade feed of the immortal world and were all smarter. They might had smelled something wrong about the food.
However, Duan Jiaze was still extremely enraged, together with Liu Bin, Xiao Su, they disposed of those unknown feed, “Who? So immoral!”
He moved here less than a month, at most he had chatted with the gatekeeper uncle at Cape Park, he would not think of anyone who was so heartless.
Duan Jiaze could not tolerant anymore and privately asked Luya, “Dàojūn, did you not even notice the slightly of anything last night?”
Luya was embarrassed, he was not in the human world for a long time, his sights were only on the top, why would he pay attention to any human movement. In his eyes, they were just a few ants crawling around, this was no reason to be concerned. However, if it was some immortals or demons coming in, it was more like it. Yesterday, he really did not pay attention.
Under his eyes, the animals were poisoned.
A seam of disgrace flashed within Luya, as soon as he lifted his hands, a knife and a sword appeared on his hands. These were his magic artifacts, Sha Ren Knife, and Huo Ren Sword. “Follow Běnzūn’s way, get the severed heads of those thieves here!”
“… Wait!” Duan Jiaze was frightened, he hurriedly held him, “We are a society abide by laws, we cannot be rush, just tell me what you have investigated will do.”
“You humans are sure troublesome.” Luya grumbled.
Luya tapped his fingers at the aquarium and an image immediately appeared on the surface of the water, covering the swimming fishes. On a closer look, it showed the zoo’s entrance; it must be the yesterday’s night situation.
Duan Jiaze waited for a while but didn’t see anything appearing, “Can you wind it faster?”
Facing the restless human, Luya felt disdainful. “It’s coming already!”
No doubt, the image showed a few human’s shadows appearing not long later. They were holding some tools and racked the door open with it. Even though there was only the faint moonlight, with these familiar faces and body shapes, Duan Jiaze recognised them, “Stop, stop…It’s them!”