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The peerlessly talented demon ba snake (13.3)
Translated by: Niladri
This Chapter is sponsored by Shari.
Lu Heng couldn’t help but gaze at the eyes of Shi Kong beside him; they were looking straight ahead and remained unmoved.
“Aren’t monks concerned about being rude and discourteous?” Lu Heng pulled Shi Kong’s robe with some annoyance.
Shi Kong looked over, his gaze demonstrated slight confusion. Lu Heng signaled with his hands and pointed to those beautiful and unrestrained fox girls.
“Youthful appearance and withered bones, just skin-deep appearance.” Shi Kong scolded, “Your heart is not steady, still need to intensify the tempering.”
Lu Heng choked half to death hearing Shi Kong, so he tried to emulate Shi Kong’s appearance of being unaffected by winds and tried to regard the fox girls as the roadside grass and clouds on the sky. A moment later, he found that it had some effect. The heart is steady and would not be affected by any foreign things.
Two people devoted themselves to cultivating, and the days were fleeting.
The Fox King came out of seclusion.
The elderly demon took Lu Heng and his companion to the Nine-Tailed Fox king. The Fox King’s place of cultivation was at the source of Yingshui. The Valley was lush with vein-like streams. Under the sunshine, the aquatic mist rose into the air. It looked like a fairyland.
Like a dash of ink smudging the picturesque misty valley, a woman adorned in crimson attire came out of a cave. The fox king’s eyebrows were stronger than those of ordinary women. She had red phoenix eyes. They looked like belonging to a painting, but instead of radiating charm, they displayed a graceful valiance.
The elderly demon finished the introduction of Lu Heng and his companion to the fox king. The fox king listened and waved her hand to make the clan elder leave.
When the clan elder had left the valley, the proud fox king bowed in front of him paid a respectful salute to Lu Heng: “The king has come to Qingqiu this time, has something important happened?”
It’s no wonder that the King of the Fox asked this. The current King of the demon race was an eccentric cultivator and it was impossible to catch a glimpse of him ordinarily. Without any major event happening, his appearance was unlikely, which also led to the demon race have separate Kings of all individual clans, and almost no demon had seen the face of the demon king.
Lu Heng was almost startled by the fox king’s salutation. King? She’s calling me (King) What’s this situation? Lu Heng could not help but grasp the Shi Kong’s arm somewhat panicked.
“Let us listen to what she has to say.” Shi Kong suggested.
Seeing Lu Heng silent for a while, Fox King raised her head, only to find that there seemed to be something off about the demon king in front of her.
“King, what happened to your cultivation? How can you have a teenager’s figure like this?” The fox king looked doubtful.
Recalling the usual habit of the demons who conversed with him until now, as well as some of the things mentioned in the inheritance, he realized that the demons have always been frank and forthright, and there was not much intrigue with them. The kings of all clans also did their best in managing the affairs of the clan, so Lu Heng’s guard against the fox king was not too serious. Besides, there was also Shi Kong in the worst case. He must cultivate himself to a higher level, so that he could effortlessly protect himself.
With this in mind, Lu Heng no longer concealed his current situation and divulged everything to the Fox King.
After listening to Lu Heng’s words, the fox king, after obtaining his permission, probed into Lu Heng’s body and examined his situation in detail.
“This demon core has suffered a lot of damage, which may be related to your amnesia.” Fox King was also unable to figure out any clues, “I am not an expert at such matters and you need to figure out the rest, Xi Xi can only diagnose this much.”
Recalling that Lu Heng had lost his memory, the Fox King reintroduced herself. Her name was Xi Xi, a 5,000-year-old Nine-Tailed Fox demon.
Subsequently, Lu Heng revealed his intentions to her.
“Is there a Bizong fox named Min among the fox clans?”
“Min, I haven’t seen that child for a long time, and I don’t know on which city on the secular world he is hiding now.” Speaking of Min, Xixi felt a little headache. His talent was outstanding, hundreds of years of cultivation turned a demon into a great demon, but he did not focus much on cultivation.
“Min, has already passed away.” Lu Heng eventually spat some cruel words. In the demon clans, there had always been deep feelings (of camaraderie) among peers.
“What!” Xi’s cup fell from her hand.
“How can it be! Was he the killed by a cultivator? I’m going to make sure that man doesn’t end up well! Even their sect has to pay the price!” In her anger, Xi Xi lost the fox king’s bearing and began shouting angry abuses.
Waiting for Xi Xi’s mood to calm down slightly, Lu Heng awaited the opportunity to recount everything.
She listened. Xi Xi was silent for a long time, and finally sighed, “I also know about the matter of Min and that girl. When he almost went berserk, I went to take him back to his native land.”
“After all these years, I thought he had put the matter down. Unexpectedly, he still did not give up looking for the girl’s reincarnation. Too much persistence is not a good thing. “Xi Xi muttered again, “His affection towards…”
Apparently, Xi Xi was reminiscing on some of her memories. A moment later, after chuckling in self-ridicule, she regained her composure, “You have Min’s body?”
Lu Heng said, “At that time, he said that his vitality had been cut short, and he bequeathed me his demon core, only asked me to bring his bones back to the native land.”
“Vitality was cut short?” Xi Xi’s brow was raised. “I’m afraid that he had lost his will to survive. This disappointing fellow, he could have easily started again from scratch!”
Seeing the fuming fox king, who seemed to be growing angry again, Lu Heng quickly asked, “Where would you bury the corpse of Min?”
“The bones of dead demons must be buried in a forbidden place. The forbidden land can only be entered by the demon king. Since king (Zheng) is here, let’s leave for the forbidden land tomorrow. Xi Xi added, “The forbidden land has been passed down for thousands of years. I don’t know it’s secret, but there may be an opportunity to solve your current predicament.”
Having decided to go to the forbidden place of the demon clan the next day, Lu Heng decided to take a good look at Qingqiu before leaving.
“It’s quite interesting. I’ll go out and have a look.” Lu Heng said in response to Shi Kong’s preparations for cultivation.
“This poor monk will go with you.”
“No need, I’ll just take a look at it.” Then, without waiting for Shi Kong to answer, Lu Heng rushed out of the room.
At sunset, the golden glow on the Qingqiu City created a breathtaking, picturesque scene. Lu Heng breathed a long sigh. He admitted that he had been somewhat evasive towards Shi Kong in the past few days. After understanding his own mind, he felt tangled and listless.
Lu Heng could see that he was treated differently from others by Shi Kong. This difference made Lu Heng sometimes have some delusions. He wondered if Shi Kong was also interested in himself. But imagining such emotions in Shi Kong’s heart made Lu Heng feel that it blasphemous.
While he was troubled, a banner with the word “wine” broke into Lu Heng’s line of sight.
Why worry when there is Du Kang [T/N: inventor of wine]. Lu Heng decided to go in for a drink.
Perhaps because it was merely evening, the pub looked desolate. Lu Heng picked up a table and sat down at will.
The owner of the pub was a female demon, curvaceous and graceful. It’s just that her face looked familiar.
“This little young master, we’ve met again.” The owner first recognized Lu Heng.
“You are?” Lu Heng still couldn’t recognize her.
“Ah, little young master is such a distinguished person that he has forgotten me. This servant is very sad.” The owner blinked her eyes and said, “The moon festival.”
It turned out to be the female demon who sent him flowers that night. Lu Heng was embarrassed. “I’m sorry, there are so many things happening these days that I can’t remember them all.”
The female demon smiled with indifference: “Meetings are fated, not to mention that you and I have met twice by chance. This servant is named Hong Mei.
Although Hong Mei seemed frivolous, her eyes were clear and she had a bright temperament. Lu Heng also informed her of his name. The convention of the demon race was that after exchanging names, friendship was born.
Hong Mei also changed her saccharine way of speaking and began to speak naturally. She took two jars of wine from the rear kitchen and said, “Today you have good luck. Just now the cellar was stocked with ‘intoxicated immortal fox’. Elder sister will join you for a drink.”
They were relatively silent and drank in silence. Hong Wei was quite considerate, because of sensing Lu Heng’s heavy heart. If Lu Heng did not open his mouth, she would not disturb him. She just accompanied Lu Heng to drink cups after cups.
When he became slightly tipsy, Lu Heng couldn’t hold back any more. “Will you listen, as I share my troubles with you?”
Hong Mei raised her glass signaling Lu Heng to continue.
Lu Heng mentioned his acquaintance with Shi Kong a bit, but concealed the identity of Shi Kong as a monk. He emphasized his dilemma during this period after realizing his feelings.
“Listening to your description, the other side is not totally uninterested in you, and your minds are in sync. Just tell the other person, what is there to worry about?.” To Hong Wei, who has always been straightforward, this was somewhat incomprehensible. In her opinion, it’s just a simple matter of mutual interest between them.”
“I’m afraid I’ll deviate him from his path of cultivation.”
Realization dawned upon Hong Wei, “Your sweetheart is the master who took you away that day, right?”
Lu Heng flushed instantly, his face burning with intoxication: “Yes, yes.”
Hong Wei clapped her hands and laughed loudly: “Not bad. Elder sister admires you very much. Truly courageous!” ”
Speaking with enthusiasm, Hong Wei also patted Lu Heng on the shoulder with great force, and her face had an elated appearance. Looking at her as if she had fallen into some unknown mood, Lu Heng had to wait quietly for her to calm down.
“Have you asked him what he thinks?” Hong Wei poured herself another glass of wine, and finally calmed down a little.
Lu Heng smiled bitterly: “How can I dare to ask? ”
“Then why are you deciding in his stead?” Hong Wei said frankly, “If the master is not interested in you, there will not be any deviation from his cultivation. If he is also interested in you, whether he will deviate from the way of cultivation for you, only he can make his own choice.”
‘A single word awakens the dreamer’, and the words of the Hong Wei pulled Lu Heng out of the quagmire from the past few days.
After three rounds of drinking, Lu Heng felt slightly drunk. As the night deepened, Lu Heng became aware, bid farewell to Hong Wei and returned to the inn.
At the entrance, Lu Heng used a cleansing technique to remove the whiff of alcohol from him.
After pushing the door open, Lu Heng saw that Shi Kong was still cultivating cross-legged, as when he had left.
Lu Heng lightened his footsteps for fear of disturbing Shi Kong. He had just sat cross-legged by the window and was about to start cultivating, when he heard Shi Kong ask.
“Have you ever bathed?”
“Ah?” Lu Heng was stunned for a moment and did not understand what he meant.
“It’s hard for you to be steady, and your mood is easily affected by your erratic breaths.” Shi Kong explained.
Lu Heng felt perplexed. Although he was not good at his own skills, he still had confidence in such simple techniques as cleansing. But hearing Shi Kong, Lu Heng lowered his head and carefully smelled his shirt’s cuffs. There was no trace of alcohol in them. What he was implying seemed to be a trace of the fumigating incense left by Hong Wei.
Lu Heng applied the cleansing technique again and found it was the same. He wondered what that incense was, even cleansing technique couldn’t remove it.
“The fragrance doesn’t seem to go away.” Lu Heng said bitterly, “If we leave it alone, maybe tomorrow it will be gone.”
“Come with me.” Shi Kong rose up and went out.
Lu Heng followed him to a valley outside the city, where pool of hot springs was unexpectedly concealed.
“The power of this spiritual spring should be able to wash away those smells from you.”
Lu Heng reached out to test the spring water and found that the temperature was pleasant. It was really an excellent natural hot spring. He gleefully took off his hairpin and spread out his hair: “You have been with me these two days, how can you find such a good place, did you come out and secretly explore here?”
Shi Kong’s crisp answer made Lu Heng feel a little foolish as if he was trying to fathom the world of immortals with the eyes of a mortal person.
After making such a stupid mistake, Lu Heng bowed his head and began to untie his belt. He comforted himself that this was because he drank alcohol. After taking off his robe, Lu Heng thought of something and paused.
Lu Heng wanted to ask Shi Kong for privacy, but when he saw his calm look, he thought that he was not a woman, and instead of asking him to leave, he continued. He took off his underwear generously and walked into the spiritual spring with only a pair of short trousers on his body.
As soon as he entered the spring, Lu Heng felt that spiritual energy was drilling into every pore of his body, which made him moan softly. Then he said excitedly, “Shi Kong, this spiritual spring seems to have a beneficial effect on cultivation. Come down and try it.”
Shi Kong started at Lu Heng for a moment, as if deciding, until Lu Heng moved a little uncomfortably, when he said: “No need, this poor monk does not like to use external things when cultivating.”
Later, he turned to leave, leaving only one sentence: “After bathing, don’t dawdle, come back quickly to complete today’s cultivation.”
Disclaimer: Excess alcohol consumption is injurious to health.