Translator: Vivi from dummytranslations
Editor: Vivi 🙂
Chapter 37: Day seven of being an untouchable flower
Unknowingly, a month had passed and this Taotie cub was still delaying the change to its human form.
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In particular, it was clear that the youth these days, or since the day before started looking at him differently.
This sort of gaze made the cub want to seem a little more docile and a bit more obedient.
In the end, it even suppressed its gluttonous instincts and held back its strong thirst for violence, maintaining a docile and harmless facade. This was so the youth would continue to look at him.
“The taste of the Five elements spirit bead should be different?” Watching the little cub on his lap [Crunch. Crunch.], eating with great pleasure, Gu Yan revealed a slight smile. Hearing this voice, the cub raised its head and let the youth’s hand tease with its perky ears.
“Meow.” Purring loudly, the cub moved closer to the youth. This Taotie cub was shamelessly taking advantage of its own appearance without any hesitation or guilt. It no longer wanted to return to its human form. In its human form, it may not be able to get close to this person.
The system had already gone into hibernation. Before that, 037 had told him the results of the data comparison.
The cub on his leg still had a newborn’s ignorant appearance, Gu Yan was unaware that the other party had already regained his memories from the time when he was a human. Meeting the pair of wide and round light color vertical pupils, Gu Yan softly murmured: “Qiuqiu, be good …”
When his system recovers, he has to thank it for telling him such good news.
In an instant, the pair of pupil narrowed into slits. Hearing the young man say these words seemed to suddenly cause the Taotie beast to have a strong reaction. As if worried that the youth would not hear it, the cub miaowed loudly a few more times, the pair of vertical pupils firmly fixed on to the youth’s face.
Whether it was living or not, in the eyes of the Taotie beast cubs, they were all the same as dead things. After all, they never cared about what they ate. As long as they are able to gain the power to fill their endless desire to devour, these things all served the same purpose.
However, in the eyes of this particular little cub, there was something living, full of life, whose presence was within its reach.
It was willing to do anything for this person. At this moment, in the heart of the Taotie cub, it was extremely clear on this matter.
The cub’s mew was so soft that Gu Yan thought it was merely asking for something.
This cub was still very small, he did not know how long it would take for it to reach adulthood…
In the last world, the difference between an ordinary human’s physique and the Heidis race’s was too great, he was always under the Heidis care, especially in the winter.
“It’s OK not to grow up so fast.”
Lightly pinching the paws of the small ball on his leg, Gu Yan said this seriously.
He was very happy to raise the cub, especially after knowing that this was the same existence as the Heidis he met in the last world, Gu Yan unconsciously started to treat this small ball better and better.
As for what this unrestrained indulgence will bring to Gu Yan in the future, he could not bear to look but this was a story for another time.
The purring gradually died down and the small ball rubbed against the youth with more energy than usual. It unexpectedly did not want to listen to him.
It must grow up quickly in order to gain strength. When it grows up, it can give the youth all kinds of precious treasure and everything good.
Also, it will be able to protect this person.
Staring at the faint curve of the youth’s lips, the cub narrowed its pupil.
It would be better to grow up quickly.
Eleven days passed and it was time for the sect to recruit new inner sect disciples. Such events usually did not require the peak master’s presence but the cultivators today saw the cold and aloof youth appearing.
Could it be that he wanted to pick a good seedling and nurture him to become a direct disciple in the future?
The young man was not satisfied with his only disciple and none of the chief disciples was able to enter his eyes, it was not strange that his current actions will cause others to have this assumption.
Even Jiang Tan thought so.
Holding the small ball that was mewing lowly in his arms, it sounded a little unhappy and wronged. This made Gu Yan laugh.
In the original plot, this Taotie cub was confined to the darkroom and in only a month, it already regained its memory and changed back to its human form. Logically speaking, after giving the small ball so many spirit stones, the other person should have been able to transform back already. But now it’s been almost a month and a half.
Combined with its reaction at this time, Gu Yan guessed that the cub had already regained its memories.
“Qiuqiu, be good.”
Whenever Gu Yan said these words, the little cub would obediently quieten down, as if it still had some impression towards these words from its previous life.
In front of outsiders, Gu Yan can fake his expression. However, when facing this cub, he was unable to maintain his expressionless facade because his face would always inevitably soften.
Knowing that this was an entrance exam for the inner sect disciple position, this will inevitably cause some people to jump to conclusions. This “some people” also included his little disciple.
Gu Yan had originally wanted to leave the cub in the blankets and take a few glances at this event before leaving but the cub jumped out from the bed and threw itself onto his shoes.
He did not know whether it was because in the last world when the other person woke up and open his eyes and could not find him, in this world became even clingier …
Thinking of this possibility, Gu Yan coaxed ‘Qiuqiu be good’ while picking up the little ball on his shoes.
How could he bear to put the small back into the quilt?
Cannot bear, he can only bring it with him. Appeasing the young cub in his arms, Gu Yan’s eyes moved over onto the trial field. He had come to see a certain person today although he had no thoughts of taking in another disciple.
Having this little disciple was enough. If he took in one more, the small ball in his arms would probably fly into a rage.
Thinking of the little ball’s angry expression, Gu Yan almost could not maintain his cold expression. Perhaps he will be able to coax the little ball, but the person he accepted as a new disciple would probably have a miserable time… It would be better if he didn’t bring misfortune to anybody.
As a master, he should be partial to all his disciples. However, now that he had such a disciple, Gu Yan knows that he has no way of not being biased.
The first step of the entrance test was to test one’s spirit root. Whoever was called had to go up the stage and in front of the whole sect, press his hand against a circular jade. The color emitted from the jade corresponded to their spirit root attribute.
Gu Yan had been holding the little ball and calmly stood in the rear position until the inner sect Deacon read the name ‘Shen Yan’. Gu Yan finally lifted his head to take a look.
Standing on the steps was a boy about nine years old with an immature face but from the swordlike brows, he could already see a heroic spirit.
This was the protagonist of the novel he had written.
In the original rotten ending he wrote, this protagonist who would have had a splendid future in a few decades after he embarked on the pinnacle of life and become a successful person met a tragic death in the hands of the villain who was now in his arms. Moreover, it was the kind of death where he had neither bones nor flesh left.
In the last world, Gu Yan never took the initiative to see his own ‘son’. The Interstellar was so broad that even if it was shrunk to the size of Earth, it was still difficult to meet him.
But this world was different. The protagonist of the world and the villain in his arms were from the same sect and he also knew which sect the protagonist would go to. Wanting to find him was an easy task.
Gu Yan did not come here to see the protagonist of this world out of curiosity but because Shen Yan had something that the small ball needed and that was inside of the signet ring on his hand.
Like many cultivation novels, Gu Yan also gave this protagonist a simple and powerful setting. Some powerful fallen cultivator’s soul was sealed in this ring and the protagonist accidentally became the owner of this ring. With this gold finger, his cultivation was smooth and was always engaged in ‘face-slapping’ activities. His days could be considered extremely comfortable …
That was if he didn’t write the bad ending.
Just like he said before, the cub in his hands, the Taotie beast’s blood was less than a third.
However, in the past few years, there had been no cultivators that succeeded in cultivating into an Immortal, even those in the Late stage cultivation realm were rare in the real world. Even if its blood was not pure, this cub will eventually grow up in the future to stand at the top of the food chain.
There was only one weakness of the Taotie beast and that was because of its impure bloodline that would cause it to gradually become weaker when it reaches adulthood. The only cure for this was in Shen Yan’s hand. Thus, the latter will definitely be watched closely.
Gu Yan could not be any clearer on the whole process. After all, the rotten ending was created by him. He now had a headache but can only blame himself for courting death.
Towards his ‘son’, Gu Yan still had some trace of guilt, but the thing that needed to be taken still had to be taken. He did not want to see the little ball that he raise die of exhaustion in the future.
So he had two goals, the first was to obtain the ring on Shen Yan’s finger. The second was to raise and reign in this big villain boss. This way, both sides can enjoy their own lives.
[Heavenly Spiritual root.] The test result was announced. The inner sect deacon could not conceal his shock.
This was a once in a century rare talent. Thinking of this, the deacon could not help but look to the rear. However, the youth’s expression remained unchanged.
He remembered that this peak master also had the heavenly spiritual root. In that year when he had tested for his spiritual roots, all of the former peak masters had contended against each other to accept him as their direct disciple. Now, will this peak master be thinking of accepting a disciple with the same spiritual root as him?
After all, this peak master had high expectations that resulted in him never having accepted a second disciple. Now that there was this heavenly spiritual root seedling, he should probably be interested.
The youth’s slender and good-looking fingers were bitten by the cub before it began to mew lowly again. It was careful to avoid using its fangs and purposely used little force. In the end, there weren’t even any marks left.
The youth’s gaze had stayed on Shen Yan for too long. This discovery let the Taotie cub stare at Shen Yan with its narrowed eyes, the pair of vertical pupils constricting.
This man had the heavenly spiritual root and his master also had the heavenly spiritual root… Compared to him with the waste pseudo spiritual root, his master would probably want a disciple with an outstanding spiritual root.
This was what Jiang Tan was thinking now.
This could not actually be considered as biting, Gu Yan who had lowered his head to look at the pair of round eyes saw this scene and had a subtle feeling. The small ball in his arms seemed to be unhappy?
Why did it suddenly get angry?
End of Chapter 37
炸毛: When gets get angry or scared, their fur rises
for some reason
T/n: asdfghjkl all these terms are getting harder to translate… especially the next chapter ;-;;
Yay~ double chapter. And you know the stockpile I mentioned 2 chapters earlier? Yeap its depleted already^^ don’t worry gonna start working on mor tonight :’)
brb working on chapter 38 ;u;