The 8th Pit – “What is ‘like’?”
If the person you “like” is the person you are “most concerned about”, then Gong Changsheng believed that he liked Dongfang Xianyun. That was why he began to avoid Dongfang Wuqiong.
However, it was all fruitless efforts.
Dongfang Wuqiong’s cultivation was at the paragon level of Azoth Core. If he held his breath and focused, he could even clearly distinguish movements five kilometers away. Gong Changsheng could not see anything in the first place, so how could he possibly hide? From sticking his buttocks out of the pillar he was hiding behind at, to revealing his entire back to Dongfang Wuqiong, were things that frequently occurred.
Many years later, someone would ask Gong Changsheng…
“Senior martial brother Gong, how did you train such godly hearing abilities?”
“… I trained them through playing hide-and-seek with my senior martial brother…”
That was his reply.
Returning back to the present, Gong Changsheng who was heartlessly ferret out by Dongfang Wuqiong every single time, constantly swapped tactics when the previous one failed…
Acting sick – He was stripped bare and soaked in herbal bath.
Faking tears – He couldn’t do it…
He had exhausted all his ideas.
“Senior martial brother! Senior martial brother! What are you trying to do!?”
“Mn? Carrying you to a herbal bath.”
“I’ve already recovered now! There’s no need for it anymore!!”
“You can’t be fully recovered just because you say so. When it comes to how many times you’re going to be soaking in the herbal bath… I have the final say!”
“Senior martial brother! Senior martial brother, don’t pull my clothes! Senior martial brother!! QAQ”
I’m never going to lie again. On that day, Gong Changsheng silently swore to himself.
Truthfully speaking, it if was just a normal bath, there wouldn’t have been a problem. However, Dongfang Wuqiong bundled the stripping of clothes, to the washing and rubbing, all in a single package. As a wolf with a long tail that had roamed across a thousand flowers, it was naturally impossible that “helping Gong Changsheng bathe” was all he would do. It was true that he had no interest in children, but Dongfang Wuqiong had to collect some interest while he grows up, right?
“Senior martial brother… Sheng’er can bathe on his own…”
“What are you saying? You’re blind and can’t see.”
While bathing in herbal baths for two years, Gong Changsheng was thus taken advatange of by Dongfang Wuqiong for two whole years as well.
In these two years, Gong Changsheng had often reflected on himself seriously… Giving an inch and wanting a mile was just courting death. If he had known that it would turn on Dongfang Wuqiong’s “switch”, even if he were beaten to death, he wouldn’t have thought of pushing Dongfang Wuqiong down…
Two years later, Gong Changsheng was twelve years old, and at the ninth level of the Essence stage.
Compared to his initial malnourished skinny figure, he was now clearly fed nice and well by Dongfang Wuqiong. From his shapely body, people could imagine that in a few years, this little doll would definitely be a dragon among men. Other than leaving several elders of Mysterious Inscription Sect shocked with his godly cultivation speed, Gong Changsheng became more well-mannered and mature as well.
Members of Mount Shu’s Mysterious Inscription Sect would say…
The ignorant and incompetent Dongfang Wuqiong was actually capable of raising such a good seedling, he was definitely going to… be struck with lightning tribulations soon…
“You’re going to be struck with lightning tribulations! All of your families are going to be struck with lightning tribulations!!”
Finding out about this, Dongfang Wuqiong stood at the highest peak of Endless Serenity Peak, and cussed out in the direction of Mysterious Inscription Sect’s Main Mountain.
There were not many huge developments with the investigation on the devil practitioners. After all, they had hidden themselves in Mysterious Inscription Sect for so many years, they could not possibly be amount to just nothing. Furthermore, after failing to harm Gong Changsheng twice, they knew that they had already startled the snake and definitely wouldn’t be making a move again so soon. Dongfang Wuqiong provided Gong Changsheng with well-rounded protection as well, and these two years thus passed very calmly.
“Senior martial brother! Senior martial brother!! I really can bathe in the herbal bath on my own now!!”
Fine… Other than the matter of bathing in the herbal baths.
A herbal bath every month, without a single interruption.
As these calm days continued, the Sect Master of Mysterious Inscription Sect…
Had still yet to end his isolation training.
On a certain day however, the Sect Master sent Dongfang Wuqiong a secret letter. Written on it was…
East. Hundred fifty kilometers. Lightning spirit vein inheritance. Waterfall. Small daylily.
Dongfang Wuqiong had a bad smile on his face as he held onto the letter.
“Sheng’er, do you want to head out and look for treasures?”