Zhu Yao wondered what happened to this world? When did a single spirit vein become a trash spirit vein, while possessing penta spirit veins was the aptitude of the highest caliber? In the results of this spirit vein test, she and her master were both thrown aside, and theoretically speaking, they should have been assigned to the outer sect. As for Yue Ying, he was being auctio-, no, fought over by the three Sovereigns present in the hall, in order to take him in under their tutelage. Naturally, this included Yi Ling’s master, Xuan Xu.
As for the final outcome, seeing that Yue Ying was still ‘young’, it would be decided who would take him when he turns ten years old. And because of him, Zhu Yao was temporarily assigned to a cave residence in the inner sect.
Regarding this, Zhu Yao expressed as such: All of you are blind as hell!
The place they were staying in was extremely secluded, yet the spiritual energy was very rich. It could be seen that Blue Parasol Sect was indeed paying very great attention to Yue Ying. Zhu Yao felt a little glad for this arrangement. Recalling the scenario, she had to set up camp for quite a long period of time here. The rich spiritual energy would aid them in quickly restoring their cultivation. Before gaining absolute strength, she had to do all she can to avoid that Mary Sue, Yi Ling.
After scanning the surroundings, she felt that there’s a need to set down some defensive formations.
“Master, what kind of formation do you think should be placed here?” She habitually turned to ask her master for aid, only to be frightened by the little dumpling at the side.
His face was deathly pale, and he was holding his abdomen with one of his hands, his little face was covered in cold sweat.
“Master, what happened to you?” Zhu Yao hurriedly squatted down, and held onto his swaying body, her heart instantly tensed up. He couldn’t possibly be facing some aftereffects from her reincarnation, right?
“…” Yu Yan frowned, his expression was a little dazed, and his breathing was a little ragged as he shook his head. “Your master is unsure either… Though my abdomen is faintly aching.”
Abdomen? Zhu Yao blanked, and in the next moment, she suddenly heard a growl.
Her eyes reflexively stared at a certain someone’s little belly. This sound couldn’t be…
It growled out a few times consecutively.
The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. “Master. You… Are you actually hungry?”
This was clearly the miserable cry of a hungry stomach, right?
“Hungry?” Yu Yan who had abstained from food for several tens of thousands of years expressed as such: What’s that?
Zhu Yao: “…”
“Mom.” Yue Ying immediately raised up his hand to make his existence known. “I’m hungry too.”
As expected, his stomach was emitting out the same growl.
“I shall go find something to eat…” Zhu Yao sighed. Only then did she recall that it had already been three days since she left the forest, and it seemed like they really hadn’t eaten anything since then? Since she had built her Foundation, she no longer needed to consume food. However, her master and Yue Ying were still at the Essence stage, so going hungry for three days must had long passed their limits.
“Oh right, master…” Zhu Yao who just walked into the kitchen, once again turned around. “I forgot to ask. Do you guys still need breast milk?”
Yu Yan: “…”
Yue Ying: “…”
Yu Yan felt really depressed lately. Putting aside turning into a fruit, after materializing his human form, he was actually only capable of turning into a child. Yu Yan, who had already been an adult for several tens of thousands of years expressed that he was really uncomfortable with this body. Although his cultivation still existed, the spiritual energy within his body was pitifully little, and was merely comparable to the intermediate stages of Essence. It had been a long time since he experienced this feeling of possibly depleting all of his spiritual energy in his body with a casual cast of a mystic art.
And yet, he still could not restore his spiritual energy either. His current body was still too young, only about five to six years old, which was basically unable to endure too much spiritual energy. Even if he wanted to build his Foundation, he would still have to wait till he was ten years old. What he was even more worried about was that a Devil was tagging along beside him.
He did not have much contact with Devils, so he couldn’t figure out why this Devil wanted to follow his own disciple no matter where she went. His disciple was so stupid, what could he do when she were to get trick by this Devil? Fortunately, until now, Yue Ying had yet to make any moves that would harm his disciple.
And his disciple was so soft as well. For now, he could…
“Mom, I’m tired. I want a hug.” Yue Ying reached out his small hands towards Zhu Yao.
“Mom, my leg hurts. I need a rub.”
“Mom, I want a kiss.”
That thin line in Yu Yan’s mind snapped resoundingly. That chubby little face was instantly emitting out cold air.
Yue Ying pouted, and did not continue forceful demands any longer. Tugging onto Zhu Yao’s sleeves, he pitifully said. “Mom, I’m hungry!”
Zhu Yao could see that he was doing it on purpose as well. Pinching his small cheeks, he pointed at Yu Yan. “Find your dad!”
Yu Yan: “…”
Yue Ying: “…”
Her own master had after all mastered all life skills. Even if he had turned into a child, his cooking skills were still on the professional level. Ever since Zhu Yao made that first meal for them, she then gave this honourable and arduous task to her own master.
Mn. She was in-charge of miscellaneous tasks such as placing a small stool in front of the stove while he was cooking.
Though, she wondered if it was because malnutrition, as even though they had never skipped any of the three meals every day, they would still feel hungry quite often. Until when she heard the conversation between the little trees outside her courtyard by chance, did she finally realize this problem.
She was a tree demon, and her master and Yue Ying could barely pass as two fruit demons. As plant-type demons, though human food had a certain degree of effects, it was still not the main source of nutrition for them.
What they required was… sunlight!
That’s right, although they had already turned into demons, they still needed to undergo photosynthesis.
Thus, the first thing Zhu Yao did every morning, was to bring her master and Yue Ying out to the place in the courtyard which was exposed to the most sunlight, and bathe in the sun! And even with a method that covered every corner of their bodies.
This had indeed proved very effective. At the very least, she no longer heard her master’s belly growling hungrily again.
However, a new problem surfaced. After bathing in the sun consecutively for a month, the two chubby dolls suddenly slimmed down. Even Yue Ying’s double chin had disappeared.
Zhu Yao felt that there was definitely a problem with her method of raising children, as she recalled about the various methods of growing plants. She then finally came with an answer.
“Master, why don’t I dig a hole and bury the two of you? And see how it goes?”
Yu Yan: “…”
Yue Ying: “…”
Although this method seemed really nonsensical, theoretically speaking, it was still possible. After all, ever since they gained their human forms, what they had been carrying out was soilless farming.
Hence, Zhu Yao began digging…
Yu Yan and Yue Ying were standing at the side, watching with darkened expressions.
Until when they jumped into the hole that was twice the size of their bodies, both of them were stunned. A warm energy flowed into their bodies, and it felt as though the fatigue that had piled up the last few days had been swept away.
“How is it?” Zhu Yao squatted next to the hole, and asked worriedly.
Yu Yan nodded. “This method is plausible.”
“Big SIs Yao, I feel more spirited now.” Yue Ying answered as well.
Zhu Yao felt at ease.
“Then let me bury you two even deeper.”
She spilled a little bit of soil downwards, and just when she had covered their feet…
The two people who had slimmed down earlier, suddenly recovered at a speed visible to the naked eye, to the point when they were chubby in the past. And they had even grown two centimeters in height.
“This is?” They grew up after she spilled in some soil, if she were to spill more than this, would they directly sprout?
Yu Yan’s expression sank. “It seemed like our current form is not our true state.”
“True state?” Zhu Yao was a little confused.
“What he means is.” Yue Ying followed up. “Our transformed state is not complete.”
Zhu Yao inspected the two dolls. They did not lack any arms or legs. Pretty complete if you ask me.
“Just like how mortals have to experience a few long years to grow.” Yu Yan continued. “We most likely have to be buried deep into the soil to gain our complete form.”
“I don’t understand.” In other words, they could only grow in the soil?
“Yu Yao.” Yu Yan sighed. “Our cultivation is being restored.”
In other words, they basically did not need to take in any external spiritual energy. Just by staying in the soil, they could restore their cultivation while they grow up at the same time? That’s too convenient.
Even Zhu Yao did not think that the method she spouted out of without thinking would actually reap such unexpected results.
“Then I’m going to add more soil.”
She was suddenly filled with vigour. Casting a wind-type art, she showered lumps of soil into the hole, instantly filling half of the entire hole. Just as she was about to continue…
“Ah!!!!” A scream interrupted her.
The wind whistled, as she felt something was charging towards her, carrying a sharp killing intent. Zhu Yao reflexively waved her hand, summoning a vine towards the direction where the whistling was coming from.
“Kling.” A clanging sound reverberated.
An icicle fell onto the ground, stabbing shallowly into the soil.
“How can you do this!? Hurry and release junior-martial brother Yue!” Bug female lead Yi Ling was standing at the entrance, staring at her furiously. “You don’t even let off your own son. You basically aren’t fit to be a mother.”
“…” The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. Why did she always leave her house without taking her meds?
“You actually bury such young children in the soil. Are you still human?” With a pained expression, Yi Ling looked at the children whose bodies were still half-buried in the soil, and said with a lecturing tone.
“What are you doing here?” After experiencing that framing incident in the great hall, Zhu Yao no longer had the slightest of good impression of Yi Ling.
“If I’m not here, how would I have known how vicious your heart is?” Yi Ling ruthlessly glared at her. As though she was extremely furious, her face was flushed red.
“How am I vicious?”
“The truth is laid before your eyes, and you still dare to deny it!?” Yi Ling pointed at that huge hole which was half-filled.
“What did I do?”
“You… You actually want to bury them alive. You… You’re simply a lunatic.”
“Bury them alive?” The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched, and then let out a sigh. “I say, girly… You have paranoid personality disorder, right? Who told you I’m burying them alive?”
“Enough!” Yi Ling interrupted her words. “Hurry and release junior-martial brother Yue, otherwise I won’t be courteous.”
Haah, such bad temper!
“I’m not releasing him.” Come bite me then.
Yi Ling’s expression sank. Pulling out a spiritual talisman, it seemed like she was going to throw it towards her.
Zhu Yao’s hand flipped, and that vine earlier turned about and whipped forward, instantly whipping that spiritual talisman into two pieces. That spiritual talisman was half-activated, and since it was suddenly interrupted, it immediately blew itself up. A loud boom could be heard.
Yi Ling, who was the closest from it, was within the disaster zone. With a miserable cry, her hair was instantly charred black.
Zhu Yao immediately used the vine to firmly entangle her. She had controlled the angle earlier, so that talisman did not really hurt her.
She still wanted to struggle, so Zhu Yao directly cast an art and tapped on her forehead, sealing her spiritual energy. In the face of absolute martial strength, all cheating devices were merely paper tigers.
Zhu Yao could not help but retort. She was an Essence stage practitioner, and her combat ability was terrible to that extent, just where did this girl find the confidence to make a direct move against her?
Should she call her stupid, or stupid? Or maybe stupid?
“Release me!” Paper tiger saw that she was powerless to resist, and could only begin to bluff her way out. “If you dare to harm me, my master will not forgive you.”
Zhu Yao rolled her eyes, as she looked at the two little ones in the hole whose faces turned cold from hearing her words.
Mn, my master will not forgive you either.
But, what should she do about the present situation? Zhu Yao was a little conflicted. No matter if the incident today was a misunderstanding or not, the grudge had already been formed. She could be considered to have completely offended this bug. Currently, even if she told her the truth, it would instead reveal her own trump card.
“Junior-martial brother Yue, don’t be afraid.” Yi Ling suddenly turned her head towards Yue Ying who was in the hole, and she instantly changed into a gentle expression. “Senior-martial sister will definitely save you.”
The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. Was this young lady blind? There were clearly two people in the hole, yet she’s only looking at Yue Ying?
“In a moment, my master will make his way here. I will definitely save you out of this bitter sea.” After saying that, she even meaningfully glanced at Zhu Yao.
‘Bitter sea’ Zhu Yao: “…”
It was indeed impossible to communicate with Mary Sue.
However, it seemed as though there was something wrong with Yue Ying’s antenna, as he did not even spare her a glance. Instead, he looked towards Zhu Yao, and sweetly said. “Mom, this hole burying game is so fun. Hurry and bury us even deeper.”
“Game!?” Yi Ling blanked, her earlier flames of arrogance instantly sizzled down, her face was filled with disbelief. This was actually just a game?
Good job. And there she thought she couldn’t get out of this situation. She gave Yue Ying’s wits a thumbs-up.
“Junior-martial brother, you… you’re…”
“Mom…” Yue Ying still ignored her, as he reached his little hands out of the soil, waving at Zhu Yao. “Come quickly, come quickly.”
“Mn.” Zhu Yao released Yi Ling’s restraints and walked over, stroking Yue Ying’s head while she was at it. He really was too quick-witted.
“Mom, bury me inside.”
“Mom, dig me out.”
“Mom.” Yue Ying suddenly pouted his lips. “Kiss.”
“…” She just knew that this little bastard was no good.
Zhu Yao flicked her finger on his forehead, and then dug the two of them out. They had been buried for quite a while now, she decided to continue tomorrow. For now, it’s time to clean them up.
“Zhu… Senior-martial sister Zhu.” Yi Ling voiced out awkwardly.
“Oh, you’re still here!” Zhu Yao turned to glance at her.
“I…” Yi Ling seemed like she had something to say.
“Bye!” Zhu Yao instantly carried the two of them, and entered the building.
“…” Yi Ling then held back the words which she was about to say. With an embarrassed look, she tightened the grip of her hands, and instantly after, she felt incredibly wronged. The reason she was here today was because her master had the intention to take Yue Ying as his disciple, and thus she wanted to build a good rapport with her future junior-martial brother. So, the moment she saw that junior-martial brother Yue was being buried into the hole, she believed that Zhu Yao wanted to harm him. She was merely worried for her own junior-martial brother.
It was clearly that Zhu Yao’s fault. Which mom would play with her son by burying him into the soil?
Looking at the tightly shut door, Yi Ling snorted and stomped her feet. After a while, with a sunken expression, she turned and left.