Am I invincible? - Chapter 48
Chapter 48: Is He Hinting At Us?
The apple juice oozed out of the corner of its lips. The crisp sounds of its chewing triggered one’s hunger easily!
“What apple is this? So yummy!” The ears of the Six-Tailed Fox perked up. It had no time to inquire further as it continued munching on the apple.
The apple was crisp with lots of juice inside. Just a bite would make one feel satisfied. The slight sourness contained so much sweetness, it filled up one’s empty mouth instantly. Especially when one drank the apple juice, the taste of satisfaction sent shivers down the Six-Tailed Fox’s spine!
It never would have thought that an apple could be so yummy! This was not an ordinary apple. This must have been an Immortal Fruit!
‘I should’ve guessed it. Why would my sister treat an apple as a treasure?’
Much! Munch! Munch!
Within a few breaths, the Six-Tailed Fox had finished the apple, even swallowing the apple’s core!
It rubbed its tiny tummy and licked its mouth with satisfaction. “Yummy! This is the most delicious fruit I’ve ever eaten!”
Daji could not help reminding her “Don’t rest just yet!”
The Six-Tailed Fox jolted slightly. Suddenly, it felt a burning sensation in its stomach as if it just ate an elixir!
Furthermore, waves of Wisdom started resonating inside its head. It trembled from head to toe and jumped up instantly. Its mind blanked, deeply overwhelmed by the Basics of Wisdom!
After a moment, its eyes opened wide and clear. There was a sensation in its head, as if its potential had been awakened. The puzzling problems she faced seemed to have been resolved.
The Six-Tailed Fox exclaimed, hair standing on its ends, “Sister, this apple contains Insights!”
“You’re not that stupid after all! Good thing we didn’t waste this apple!” Daji smiled.
Daji saved the apple from dinner earlier.
The Six-Tailed Fox had too many questions. “Sister, what’s this all about? How did you get a hold of this apple?”
Even with all of the elixirs it brought combined, they were not even a tenth of this apple. No wonder Daji was its big sister. Awesome!
“My master planted these apples. My master is all-knowing but he likes to live his life as an ordinary man. Therefore, when you meet him in the future, you cannot offend him, alright?” Daji warned.
“He’s a hidden bigshot!?” The Six-Tailed Fox gasped, covering its mouth. Its six tails stood up all at once.
So terrifying! There were so many instances when it thought of teaching him a lesson! Luckily it did not do anything. Perhaps it would have been skinned by now.
The Six-Tailed Fox looked at Daji with anticipation. “Sister, was he able to heal your wound?”
“Master has started to heal me. It’s much better now.” Daji nodded.
“That’s awesome!” The Six-Tailed Fox flashed a delighted grin. It ran into Daji’s arms, tails dancing in the air.
Daji ruffled its fur. “I should go back now. Do take good care of yourself. Come find me when you miss me.”
The Six-Tailed Fox nodded, “Yes, hurry up and go back. Don’t offend the expert!”
After parting with the Six-Tailed Fox, Daji headed back into the four-part architecture. However, she saw a man standing by the gate, looking directly at her.
“Mr. Li,” Daji halted. She bit on her lip anxiously.
How foolish was she to think that she could keep this from Mr. Li? What would she do if he was angry?
Li Nianfan asked, “What’re you doing out there so late in the night?”
Daji lowered her head and said softly, “I’m sorry. I was feeding my sister an apple.”
“You have a sister?” Li Nianfan looked at Daji suspiciously.
Daji nodded. “Hmm. She’s a little fox.”
“No wonder I heard the call of a fox from outside,” Li Nianfan nodded. He found it amusing how women always liked to treat animals as their siblings. As for men, it was even more amusing. Men usually liked to treat small animals like their children.
“Mr. Li, you’re not mad?” Daji looked at Li Nianfan uneasily.
“What’s there to be mad about? Isn’t it just an apple? What’re you so nervous about.” Li Nianfan could not help shaking his head bitterly. Ancient women were all so prudent. Feudalism made one feel rather uptight.
“Right. What type of fox is it? Does it have six tails?” Li Nianfan asked nonchalantly.
Speaking of foxes, he could not help recalling the Six-Tailed Fox he saved three years ago. Back then, he saw that it had six tails and was severely wounded. He felt bad for it and so he decided to save it. He still remembered that after saving the fox, it used its six tails to brush on him and it was so soft and fluffy—very comforting. The fox then lingered for a while before leaving him, turning back to look at him all doe-eyed with every three steps it took.
Li Nianfan recalled the nostalgic memory. If it had six-tails, it was likely to have been a Monster Fox. He wondered how it was doing now.
He saved its life after all! Why hasn’t it come back to return him a favor? Sigh!
Daji was shocked, though. It was apparent that no secret could be kept from Mr. Li. She nodded, “Mr. Li, my sister’s indeed a Six-Tailed Fox.”
“Hmph? Really?” Li Nianfan looked at Daji in shock, followed by a smile. “What a coincidence! When it comes again, do give it more fruits.”
Even though this fox was a monster, it seemed that it was quite a weak one. The last time he saw the fox, it was severely injured. Now, it even returned to ask for food! How sad!
“Really?” Daji’s face lit up.
‘Any item in here would be considered a treasure to the outside world! Yet, Mr. Li was willing to let me give them away?’
When she secretly kept the apple, she had already braced herself to get told off by Mr. Li. Who would have thought that this would happen?
What was the coincidence that Mr. Li was talking about? Was he hinting at something?
Could it be possible that he wanted both of us to serve him together?
If this was the case, my sister would be so blessed!
“It’s late. Do get some rest.” Li Nianfan merely yawned and turned around to walk back to his room.
After coming to this realm, he had developed the habit of sleeping and rising early. His quality of sleep was unusually great, too great to be true! After a night’s sleep, he was always so energetic and ready to start the day.
The following day.
At dawn, Qin Manyun had already arrived at the tavern. Her face was serious, nervous, and full of anticipation. She could not sleep for the entire night after what Meng Junliang said to her and she had been looking forward to coming back the next day.
“The scholar asked me to come again today. He said that with enough understanding, I’d be able to comprehend a bit of the mysteries. What could it be? Was he testing me?”
Luo Shiyu sat beside her with dark circles around her eyes. She kept yawning. Just like Qin Manyun, she did not sleep for the entire night. However, it was because Qin Manyun had made her retell the earlier parts of ‘Journey to the West’. She was exhausted!