BAW-Chapter 21

Chapter 21- Situation More stubborn than people, People are under the Roof (1)

 

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The current situation was that the situation was more stubborn than the people. He found it difficult to deal with, lacking tools and manpower, he had no other option but to lower his head to the primitive people here.

Yuan Zhan and Lie clearly only gave him two paths; either get the slave mark tattoo, or lose his man part. And regardless of what path, both were hopeful that he could obediently serve and not rebel.

If he insisted on not choosing one of the two options, he garenteed, that guy named Lie would definitely do the job himself and castrate him. Maybe he would even believe that leaving him alive was a form of repayment and benevolence.

Comparing the two options….Is there still a need to say? He could only choose to get the slave mark!

Tattooing is a very painful event, especially because the instrument used is a primitive bone spur. The person giving him the tattoo was an old man whose  craftsmanship was very good. You couldn’t even say this person was old, but half the teeth already fell out. As soon as he opened his mouth, it was full of black gaps.

Yuan Zhan explained to him, the man’s  teeth was knocked out by a hostile tribe warrior. By the time they recaptured it, he already could no longer eat meat anymore.

And so the old man was called Ya (teeth) to match with his appearance and experience. This name was full of sarcasm, so much that even the tribe members did not call him Ya, rather they called him Que Ya (deficient teeth).

After tattooing, Yan Mo wiped away the tears he cried from pain. The entire person became silent, didn’t wish to talk.

Yuan Zhan could not manage his own slave’s mood. Seeing that he had no spirit, simply treated it as his body was not feeling well and carried him back to the tent. Leaving him enough food and water, he rubbed his head and said, “Until we leave I won’t touch you. Rest well. Wait until after selecting the people, then we will leave.”

Yan Mo stuck out his hand.

“Eh?”

“Give me your wrist, I’ll take a look at your body condition.” Yan Mo pressed down on his heart’s unwillingness and tiredly spoke.

“Wrist? It’s my leg that hurts.”

“I know. I need to take your pulse first. Taking the pulse is…. I’ll feel your wrist for a moment, then I’ll know whether your body has an illness or not. I know you are incapable of understanding, you can regard it as a priest’s method of seeing a patient.”

“I thought you were going to say it was a skill gifted to you by God.”

Yan Mo chuckled, “If you want to think of it like that, then you can.”

Yuan Zhan extended his hand, expression complicated, perhaps this juvenile wasn’t as crafty and deceitful as he thought? He was obviously not feeling well, furthermore was also extremely angry he gave him a slave mark, but he still took the initiative to help him out.

Yan Mo came into contact with the youth’s pulse. After awhile he asked, “Your right leg, on cloudy and rainy days hurts alot or hurts during the cold days of the winter?”

“Both.”

“When you were nursing your wound, was it by soaking in the water, or perhaps it met with rain for a very long time?”

Yuan Zhan was amazed. “No, it wasn’t rain water, it was snow. At that time it just happened to have a heavy snowfall. My wound was difficult to bear, whole body was burning hot, only by putting my leg in snow would it be relieved a lot.”

Towards this Yan Mo gave no comment and continued to question.  “Do you still remember when the old priest connected your bone, was the surface of the broken bone neat and tidy ?Was there a big defect? On the section that didn’t break, were there any cracks? Were the broken bone fragments taken out from the flesh?”

Yuan Zhan recalled his memories one by one to respond.

“Approximately how long did it take you for your bone to grow back? When did you start to get up and walk again? When you walked did you feel any pain? Approximately when did you start practicing your warrior skills and hunting again?”

Towards numbers, Yuan Zhan was truely sensitive. After two years, he unexpectedly could still remember the relevant dates clearly. This made Yan Mo eye him more closely.

The youth’s face once again had a puffed up “I’m very awesome” expression.

Yan Mo resisted the urge to poison and ruthlessly attack this man with difficulty. He had the youth sit on top of the bed and extend his right leg. Starting from the knees he began to feel downward, while touching he was also asking, “Does it hurt? If you feel pain, definitely tell me.”

Yuan Zhan grabbed his hand. “Why?” You don’t need to help me treat an illness, can just watch me suffer.

Yan Mo impatiently opened his hand, “What is the reason? Didn’t you say that your leg would hurt during the winter, walking a lot would also make it hurt. If I don’t give you treatment, then when we go on the road you’ll only be a burden. Could it be that you want to be a burden?”

The complexion of the youth who was arrogant about his own military might immediately dropped after hearing what was said. “Even if my leg snapped I wouldn’t be a burden to others.”

“Oh really? You’re planning on crawling there?”

The juvenile’s mouth was malicious but Yuan Zhan did not get upset. He felt that this juvenile who was looking for a reason to treat his wound as well as stubbornly refusing to admit defeat was more pleasing to the eye compared to the former one that pretended to be mature and clever.

Was this the juvenile’s true colors?

He felt that this type of juvenile was also not bad. He was also a bit… he couldn’t find the right words to describe this type of feeling in his heart. In the same way as seeing him made him want to pinch and rub, if he could press him to the floor and engage him then it would be better- that kind of feeling.

“Then do you want to treat your wound or not?” Yan Mo was looked at by the youth with fiendish and greedy eyes, not at all bothering to conceal the lust in the red/bare naked eye. He looked absolutely terrifying.

The fiendish looking youth suddenly snuggled close to the juvenile, stuck out his tongue and licked him from his chin to his forehead. Finished licking he effortlessly responded. “Want.”

Yan Mo …. ruthlessly wiped his face and wiped the saliva on the youth’s leather skirt.

“Want then shut your mouth! You dare to lick and taste me! Damn it, saliva is unbearably smelly!” If it wasn’t that he was afraid that if he didn’t help soon, the guide would punish him, and that in the winter he truly couldn’t leave this person, he wouldn’t care how bad his leg hurt!

Yuan Zhan didn’t believe him, spitting out his own saliva into his palm he took a whiff. “Not stinky, don’t trust your smell.”

“I’ve had enough of you!” Since arriving here, the once hygiene obsessed doctor was already no longer obsessed with cleanliness. But the primitive people here kept surpassing his limit every day. Just now when he was being carried past the plaza, he saw a suspicious slave kid turn over a lump of animal feces searching for food, the adults next to him surprisingly did not stop him.

“Ss!” The middle section of the thigh was pressed and hurt, Yuan Zhan’s leg that hurt shrunk back.

“Right here?” Yan Mo immediately determined the area. “Is it right here that you feel it specially hurts?”

“Neighboring area also hurts, in addition the pain increases each year.”

“Not being able to take pictures is inconvenient.” (2) Yan Mo muttered, “All depends on my skill, depends on my experience. If I don’t die, if I can still go back, wait till I go back and my medical expertise and experience will definitely be first under the heavens.”

“What did you say?” Yuan Zhan grabbed the juvenile’s chin.

Yan Mo was just about to reply, but then suddenly gave a strange smile, “Dumb master, watched others to use a bone spur to tattoo me, pleased? Did you know there’s a medical skill called Zhen Ci Tan Gu Shu (3)? It’s said that at the time, the physician trained in herbal medicine who researched this method originally wanted to use acupuncture needles on the body of a wounded person to pry out a barbed tip leftover from an arrow. In order to dig it out, they ended up using the leftover bone fragments from the body they were doing this from; the broken bits. So much that it could also be used to clear out the blockage from the TCM channels.”(4)

Yuan Zhan did not understand it, but his intuition told him it was dangerous. Right now he felt that this juvenile was not a soft-hearted good child again.

Yan Mo was practically insane with happiness!

He found a loophole again!

For his “heartfelt” desire to heal Yuan Zhan’s old injury, he needed to make a diagnosis. Understand the cause then you can correctly treat the injury.

In this primitive society that lacked medical equipment, he wanted to determine the cause of the illness. Unless the symptom was very obvious, he would have to adapt the  “four methods of diagnosis” (5) to determine what it is. Otherwise, he would need to use a tool and some medicine to examine and eliminate.

And in the middle of this process of examine and of elimination, pain expression was also an absolutely necessary element of observation. He was not deliberately wanting the patient to hurt, rather for the purpose of determining the cause of the disease’s focus point, it required him to know all of the patient’s exact feeling. So sometimes he could not relieve them of the pain, even if he was able to he couldn’t, otherwise it would obstruct the examination and diagnosis.

For example in Yuan Zhan’s medical case, he had some speculations but still could not make a definite diagnosis. So in the future he would have to take on the “try out and examine” method. It really wasn’t him “deliberately” wanting his youngster master to be in pain and suffer. He was also being good to his stupid master, its true!

“Beloved Master, remember to come back earlier. If the sky is dark and I won’t be able to see clearly.” He definitely must try it out tonight, see if his thoughts could really succeed.

Yuan Zhan was silent for a long time, then in a hoarse voice simply replied with the word “Ok.”

“The faster you go the faster you’ll come back! When you come back don’t forget to bring me back the herbs and insects you brought back for me.” Yan Mo waved his hand at his stupid master to pacify him.

Yuan Zhan getting up felt that something wasn’t right, thinking, he turned around and used one foot to step on the little slave’s face until the person had troubles breathing. During the time when he was hugging the foot to struggle for their life, he finally retrieved his foot satisfied and left.

Pei pei pei! (6) You actually dare to use your stinky foot to step on my face? ! Yan Mo, insane with anger, crawled to his original bedside and grabbed his straw belt that was thrown into a corner. Holding it he refused to let go and curled up his body and continued to pant heavily.

Calm, calm….

Don’t let your temper ruin things.

Think about the important of faking, think about the necessity of restraint. If you didn’t make both of these Taoist practices work from the beginning, how would you have taken a bullet and delivered here!

Thinking about those few truly cunning people, which one of them cannot endure other people? Which one of them did not pretend to be an expert?

So what if your medical expertise is great? People that cannot conduct themselves, can only be thrown out as the scapegoat. Even you are not a fucking thing. The fault of that 100 million scum points is on you.

But are you willing? To be thrown into this world to receive suffering again?

Yan Mo, do not forget your ultimate goal. For your baby, what is there that you cannot endure?

“Du Du.. father was wrong, father will definitely strive to survive, will definitely live longer than the people in this world. You wait, wait for father to bring you back. Du Du, father misses you…. If my suffering could be exchanged for your health and happiness, no matter how bitter, how difficult, how painful, father will be able to endure it all… Du Du, darling….”

Yan Mo used the straw belt he was grabbing to block up his mouth, then began to cry bitterly.


  1. People are under the roof: The original phrase is “People under the roof, have to bow their heads” (人在屋檐下,不得不低头). It means when you have no power, in order to get along with others you and not be alone, must submit yourself under authority.
  2. Taking pictures: He’s talking about x-rays, MRIs, etc…
  3. Zhen Ci Tan Gu Shu (针刺探骨术): I can’t find an English translation of this. It roughly translates to “Pricking with Needles to explore the bone”.
  4. TCM Channels: Traditional Chinese Medicine Channels; channels that vital energy circulates through
  5. Four methods of diagnosis: Observation, Listening (listening to organs like the heart and lungs) & Smelling, Interrogation, Palpation (feeling the pulse)
  6. Pei: expressing disdain/annoyance

T/N: So interesting story from my friend in China. The word for scapegoat (顶缸), the second word 缸 means a jar or pot. In my friend’s hometown, they actually have a 缸 pot that is half the height of a regular person. And they would have to wear this pot as punishment, kind of like a dunce cap. It’s why 缸 is part of the word scapegoat.

I’m also slowly building up that Chinese Idiom/Slang/Proverb Dictionary. It only has a few phrases in it at the moment so once I get more I’ll post it.

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BAW- Chapter 20

Chapter 20- God’s malice is always everywhere

 

Yuan Zhan left for a long time, when he came back he brought back Yuan Diao and Yuan Shan as well as the red date man and his elder brother, Yuan Lie.

The five people talking did not try to evade Yan Mo.

Yan Mo sprawled out on the bed pretended to be dead, merely dragged the hide to cover up his bottom half.

Yuan Zhan entered and lifted the animal hide to take a look, saw that there was no big problem and no longer worried about him.

There are many youths in the prime of their lives and you had to do me, I’ll do you. Hehe haha, giggling speaking those obscene words, even lifted each other’s skirts to compare sizes.

Yan Mo snuck a peak. Being a doctor, that one peak let him see everything. These few people did not need to do any kind of skin surgery, each and everyone of them developed like a donkey.

“You really decided to go out and search for salt in the winter?” Lie, the oldest of the five asked.

Da Diao and them did not make noise, looked in the direction of Yuan Zhan.

Yuan Zhan sat on the floor, playing with the grass root in his mouth. When he heard Lie ask him, he pulled out the grass root and replied, “Yes.”

“Too dangerous, how will the chief agree?” Lie creased his brows.

There was no expression of grievance or unwell on Yuan Zhan, his complexion not changing he replied, “Not just me, chief told me to pick out 6 other warriors to go with me.”

Lie disapprovingly shook his head, “Having more people won’t do anything. If you guys don’t promptly return back, as soon as it snows, you guys will only be trapped and freeze to death out there.”

“You think the chief didn’t think of this? He let that old codger… “

“Diao!” Lie shouted at Yuan Diao to stop, “Master Qiu Shi is the tribe’s priest, have a little more respect!”

Yuan Diao lowered his head refusing to accept, “Yes.”

Lie finished and used his good right arm to pat him, “But this situation is really not proper. I will go find Zheng, we’ll go talk to the chief together. See if the situation can be pushed back to spring next year. At that time, I will go together with Zhan.”

“I will also go!” The red date man beat his chest.

Da Shan did not say anything, ,but it was clear he had the same idea. Yuan Diao also indicated that they could not leave him out.

Yuan Zhan shook his head, “The chief originally also wanted to have me go next year in the spring, but the situation has changed.”

Yan Mo was thinking to himself, wondering what had changed? The other four people evidently also had the same question.

Yuan Zhan uncovered the riddle. “Previously when I went to find the chief to talk about the situation concerning the salt, I just happened to bump into Da Yu from Zhi tribe who had just finished trading salt. Da Yu told us that this time going to Yanshan to trade salt was not profitable. Not only was it less than the expected amount, Zhi Tribe still also more to say. Said on the day of trading at the stone beach, there will not be a lot of salt.”

“What?! The entire tribe was counting on this last trade of the year to get enough coarse salt to last the winter. The Zhi tribe says there isn’t a lot so now there really isn’t much?” Red date man was both astonished and angry.

Yuan Zhan replied in a cold voice, “It isn’t strange, Zhi Tribe just took the salt mountain. Afraid that right now they are worrying about how to get salt out of the salt pit. This method of extracting salt from the rocks, only Yanshan tribesmen know it. Even if Zhi Tribe manages to get the method from a Yanshan tribesman, wanting to extract a large amount of salt in a short amount of time is not easy.”

“In other words the salt that Zhi tribe currently has, afraid that it might be the salt Yanshan tribe had from before? No wonder the amount for trade is so small.” Red date man figured it out, following after the realization was anxiousness. “Then what are we going to do this winter? No salt to wipe on the meat, eating the meat will also have no energy.”

“Not just this winter,” Yuan Zhan said, “Zhi Tribesmen controlling Yanshan is equivalent to them grabbing onto our throats. They will definitely increase the exchange price for some tribes, as well as the tribes with strong fighting power. For example, us. They will most likely not ask us for a condition instead of increasing the exchange price, request us to promise them to help resist their enemies.”

Yuan Diao, “Ha! Zhi tribe’s enemies are not few. After they took over Yanshan, their enemies will only increase.”

“Yes, so we either need to attack Zhi tribe and take Yanshan territory, or go find a new salt land. And no doubt, the latter option would be the least loss to the tribe.”

Yuan Zhan finished explaining, everyone did not say anything.

Although the old priest having Yuan Zhan go out in the winter to search for a new salt land was fairly cruel, but the present time circumstances would not let the tribe be passive and wait until spring to make a move.

Regarding the gathering of the comrades, Yuan Zhan’s expression showed complete tranquility. “I already took the initiative towards the chief, get ready immediately and leave to search for new salt land.”

Yuan Diao disapprovingly glared at him.

The oldest of the youths, Lie, pondered for a bit then nodded his head. “Also good, rather than being pressured to leave, it would be better if we took the initiative to suggest our leave.”

“Lie, you don’t need to…”

Lie lifted his hand, “You are only a Rank 2 warrior, the places you’ve been isn’t as much as a Rank 3 warrior. The chief would have definitely assigned a Rank 3 warrior to go with you. From the more experienced, apart from Zheng, I am the best candidate. Be at ease, I only injured my left hand, it’ll get better very soon. I won’t inconvenience you on the road.”

Yuan Zhan naturally would not consider Lie as an inconvenience. Having Lie journey together, their safety would increase by atleast 30%. “I’ve carefully thought it over, although leaving in the winter will have a danger of freezing to death, but at the same time there is a benefit.”

“What benefit?” The red date man that didn’t like to use his brain asked.

His older brother, Lie, swatted his head, “Idiot! When we go out hunting for food, what are we most scared of?”

“……viper?”

Yuan Zhan nodded his head, “Correct, not only the viper, many ferocious beasts that like to sleep during the winter will eat full before winter. They won’t come out during the winter to hunt. Furthermore, when there is no snow, it is not the coldest. We just have to make it back before the snow falls, or if there is a place where it can resist the cold, then we won’t need to worry about freezing to death.” Instead, the biggest problem was food.

Lie added on. “When spring starts, although we do not need to worry about freezing to death or starving to death, but at the same time, we will run into vipers and ferocious beasts that are hungry from the winter.”

Yuan Shan buzzed in. “Winter is also not safe, the wolves might not sleep. The people from other tribes that come out to hunt because they do not have enough food, when they see us also will not let us leave. And also what will we eat on the road? At Least during the spring we won’t have to worry about food.”

Yuan Diao also spoke, “There is only 7 people in total, what happens if we run into the Iron Back Dragon on the journey? And also how far would we have to go before we can turn back? If we can’t find it does that mean we have to keep searching? Maybe we can’t find the salt and come back, that old….. Master Qiu Shi will let us off?”

Yuan Zhan had already went over the pros and cons in his mind numerous times when he asked the chief for the mission earlier on. He was already determined to leave and find a new salt land, but he would not bewitch his brothers to court death with him. Therefore he could only honestly reply, “That’s why the people who are going must definitely think it over well, because there is a possibility we won’t come back.”

The oldest, Lie, blocked everyone on the spot from speaking their positions, had everyone leave and go back to think it through and decide.

Shan and Diao left. Lie also drove out the red date man that was noisily wanting to touch Yan Mo, then turned to Yuan Zhan and spoke, “Even though I’ve been to many places, but I also don’t know where there would be salt. Do you know which direction to be looking in? We cannot randomly pick a direction and blindly go forward.”

Yuan Zhan hesitated a little, he was thinking if he should reveal the information from his small slave or not.

But not waiting for him to finish thinking, that little slave that liked to make decisions without authority opened his mouth, “South, we’ll walk south.”

Lie looked behind Yuan Zhan’s body, saw the flipped over juvenile sitting up.

Regarding this juvenile slave, Lie’s original impression of him was not profound, even though last night inside the chief’s canopy he both cried and begged.

Slaves weeping and shouting to spare their lives were a lot, he couldn’t possibly remember all of them.

But in the morning he learned from Shan and Diao, the method of using branches to set a broken bone was taught by this juvenile. Last night they did not say anything, only want to protect this child, because this juvenile had saved Da He who was waiting for death.

“What is your name?” Lie singingly asked.

“Yan Mo.”

“Yan…” Lie looked at Yuan Zhan. (1)

Yuan Zhan nodded his head, “He is a Yanshan tribesman, moreover he is Yanshan priest’s disciple.”

Lie was not happy hearing this, instead eyebrows knitted. “You got a priest’s disciple to become your slave? You’re not afraid of being poisoned or cursed to death.”

“He won’t harm people.” Yuan Zhan for the purpose of protecting the little slave’s life, was forced to say this.

Yan Mo abruptly nodded his head. His foolish and simple minded face depicted an “I’m really a good person” expression and anxiously looked at Lie.

Lie looked at the juvenile. Thinking that if this juvenile really wanted to harm people, also did not want others to know his status as a priest disciple, would definitely not take initiative to go save Da He. Immediately the alert in his heart lowered down to 30%. Thinking again, this juvenile gave away his tribe’s secret method of saving people to the warriors in his tribe, obviously he was a soft hearted good child. If it wasn’t for this child, there was a big possibility his left hand would have grown crooked and disabled. In this way thinking, the leftover alertness was lowered a great deal.

Seeing Lie’s hand slowly relax, Yan Mo secretly let out a breath. He felt that Yuan Zhan thought he did not necessarily need to tell Lie his status as a priest disciple right now, only needed to explain that he was a Yanshan tribesman and could find salt. Take a look, you caused other people to be on guard.

However Yuan Zhan’s way of thinking was obviously not the same as Yan Mo, he believed in his tribesman Lie. His hunting and fighting skills were all taught personally by Lie. As far as he was concerned, Lie was like a big brother, even a father. Besides if Lie could acknowledge Yan Mo and understand his importance, when there was no food on the road, Yan Mo would also not become food reserves.

For this reason, in the morning he intentionally had Shan and Diao explain to Lie who taught them the method for fixing a broken bone with branches, also had them take Lie to pay a visit to Da He.

Doing this was to let Lie realize that Yan Mo was not the same as other slaves. Not only could he find salt, he had many uses in other fields.

And Lie indeed reacted as Yuan Zhan hoped. His impression of the juvenile changed, but his alertness to Yan Mo was still not completely gone. Thinking that if the juvenile had any kind of disadvantages for Yuan Zhan, he would snap that juvenile’s neck. Concerning what Lie was thinking, even if this priest disciple could find new salt land, he also could not compare to even his tribesman brother’s toe!

“Last night you said you were going to mark the slave?” Lie asked.

Fuck! Yan Mo almost forgot about this situation, he didn’t want to leave a slave mark on his body. But also if his healing ability was actually very large, if by chance the day his mark disappears, how aws he going to explain?

Yuan Zhan turned to look at Yan Mo, revealed a wicked smile that harbored evil intentions, “Give him the mark first to avoid Master Qiu Shi finding another reason to cause trouble. We’ll wait until he really takes us to find the new salt land, then I’ll burn it on him.”

Burn it on? Use fire to brand? I, with great difficulty endured through the 8 Fire Branding punishments, you still want to give me another one? Don’t keep thinking that it’s possible! Whoever dares to touch me, I’ll kill them!

No matter how much Yan Mo used his eyes to shoot dead his ruthless owner, Yuan Zhan still walked over, lifted him up, and carried him to his chest. “Lets go. While you still have some strength, the earlier we give you the tattoo,  the earlier you will recover to go on the road with us.”

“… …. A-Zhan, possibly not tattoo? You said I received a serious injury, right now I have a high fever, burning to the point of almost dying. Simply cannot receive a tattoo.” If he had known earlier he would have faked illness!

“Fever?” Yuan Zhan guessed his meaning, “If I don’t take you, Master Qiu Shi will definitely have his disciple Qiu Ning come over, if Qiu Ning gives you the tattoo, you will certainly become like the other slaves before, stabbed to death by a bone spur.”

Don’t quibble anymore, you simply just want to have your mark on me! You think that I’m unable to read your thoughts? Yan Mo was so angry his natural instincts were completely exposed, “Dumb Master, its not because I’m stabbed to death by a bone spur, it’s because I burned to death from fever! If I have a fever, do you still want me to treat your leg?”

“Are you threatening me?” Yuan Zhan pinched his butt.

Yan Mo clenched his teeth, “I dare! You really want to give me a slave mark? You clearly answered me….”

“I didn’t answer anything to you, everything is waiting on you to find a new salt land then we’ll talk.”

Yan Mo was in flames. “You dare to give me a slave mark, then don’t count on me to bring you to find salt!”

Yuan Zhan sinisterly smiled, “You want to die?”

All of a sudden Lie laughed from a corner. “It seems that you and this slave child get along well. Since it’s like this, if he is genuinely unwilling to become your slave, then just castrate him and make him your wife.”

“……..” I X that X(2). Yan Mo in this moment, felt God’s dense malice–compared to the fiendish looking but childish Yuan Zhan, this gentle smiling tiger (3) uncle was the most frightening!

He had also heard of primitive men that especially enjoy castrating males from enemy tribes as punishment. So much that all the males in the enemy tribe after castration become slaves because they strongly believed that after castration they would become obedient. But after castration become a wife? You guys are lacking in women to this extent!

Thankfully Yuan Zhan refused, he said, “Without castration he can still be used the same. After castration the possibility of death is very high, it isn’t worth it.”

Yan Mo’s anger had reached his maximum but he still smiled. I must kill these two sons of bitches, definitely must kill them!


  1. Yan is also chinese for salt.
  2. I X that X: Saying no to the idea. X = is basically him crossing his arms and making an X.
  3. Smiling Tiger – looks kind but actually really cruel inside.

 

T/N: I was going to try to pump out three chapters in one go but there was sooo much in this chapter. I was writing paragraphs compared to before. In other news, the cost for the VIP chapters is super cheap so I’m sticking with the main site. I bought 10k points with $17 and each chapter is around 30ish points. Seems like a good deal to me.

Also, I’m trying to keep the Chinese names of places, animals, objects etc… to a minimum. I realized from reading other translations that after awhile it gets hard to keep up with all the Chinese names. So if the English names make sense, I’ll be translating them to their English counterparts unless its critical they are kept in Chinese (for example, names of people and tribes will be kept in Chinese.)

And one more announcement, I’m thinking of starting my own Chinese Idiom/slang dictionary for my use and use of other translators/people MTLing. Everytime I come across a slang term or idiom that other people might not know, I’ll write it down on there. This is so that I remember them in the future, and for others to use as well. Do you guys think this is a good idea? Open to suggestions!

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BAW- Chapter 19

Chapter 19- What exactly is the structure of a primitive man’s brain circuits?

 

“Are you really a Yanshan tribesman?”

Yan Mo was very cunning, for future considerations, he purposely did not respond to this question. Rather he replied with,  “Why is it that when other people pass through Yanshan, they did not discover the plentiful amounts of salt there? Only us, Yanshan tribesmen, could find it?”

Yuan Zhan’s mouth slightly opened. He looked like he didn’t believe him, but also looked like he was somewhat expecting something. Immediately, he closed in his lips and with a fierce expression replied, “This isn’t something that you can just say and mess around with.”

“Do you think that I’m using my own life to joke around with?”

“Joke around?” It seems like this wasn’t the first time hearing the juvenile use these words.

Yan Mo waved his hand. “Native dialect, you don’t need to mind it.”

“Native dialect?”

Yan Mo froze for 3 seconds, raised his head and smiled in an affected smirk.
“Our Yanshan tribemen’s dialect… I’m saying the words my tribe uses is more rich. Because our Yanshan tribesmen are in contact with more people than yours, our livelihood is also better than yours.”

Yuan Zhan didn’t know if he accepted this explanation, but he didn’t continue asking.

Yan Mo’s face carried a bit of gratefulness and honestly spoke to the youth. “Regardless, you really did save me, I want to repay you. But I also don’t dare to guarantee that  we’ll find a new salt area, but I know the approximate location of where to look for it. The most important point is that if we pass through a salt land, I will definitely discover it.”

“….. If it is true, I will inform the chief. As long as you really do find a new salt land, and it has no owner, you won’t need to wait to become a Rank 3 warrior to get rid of your slave status.”

“I can find it, but the area won’t necessarily be close to the tribe. As far as I know, the salt mountain that Yanshan tribe is on is the closest salt area to Yuan Ji Tribe.”  Yan Mo blurted out. “So even if we find a new salt land, we might also not necessarily be able to smoothly bring back the salt.”

“Able to move it back or not, that is the problem of the warriors. I wouldn’t needlessly worry that much. Currently the most important is, can you actually find a new salt land that doesn’t have an owner? Which direction? How long is the walk?”

Yan Mo felt that the youth did not understand things properly and was forced to speak more clearly again. “I only know the general idea of the direction. I overheard the tribe priest mention it in the past. In short, it won’t be close. If it was close, than our tribesmen would have gone to claim the area earlier.”

Yuan Zhan lightly tapped his fingers on his knee, face looking thoughtful. “Your tribe was forcefully captured by the Zhi Tribe, where did you guys escape to? Is it at the new salt land you’re talking about?”

Yan Mo in his heart smiled, face wearing a confused expression,  “I don’t know, but this is indeed a possibility. So if the tribe wants to receive a salt land with no owner, we better move fast. I also don’t desire to see my current tribe and my original tribe clash. If you guys hurry over first and take the land, my tribesmen will definitely not dare to try to fight you over it.”

Yuan Zhan’s eyebrows creased and got up from where he was sitting. “I’ll go look for the chief, as soon as possible for this situation…”

“Wait!” Yan Mo pulled on the youth, “I hope you will not tell the chief and priest that I can find the salt land, because I don’t have any assurance, and if I can’t find it, they will definitely kill me!”

Yuan Zhan took back his leg.

Yan Mo emphasized, “If it wasn’t for that priest trying to pressure you out in the winter to search for a salt land, I would also not have spoken these things out loud. In addition, I told you these things because I also have my own purposes.”

If it was said that at the beginning Yuan Zhan had doubts that the juvenile wanted to repay him and actually just wanted revenge against him, but after hearing him say he had his own personal goals, instead he no longer doubted him.

“You can really find a salt land?”

“I am 80% sure, 80%… that’s a very big assurance.”

“I will count.” Yuan Zhan felt that he was being looked down upon, bent his leg once again and sat down. “I don’t need to tie a knot to be able to be able to count everyone in the tribe.”

Yan Mo did not laugh, he understood that youth’s prideful tone. During the middle of merging memories with the juvenile, Yanshan tribesmen had tens, hundreds,  thousands of sayings. But there were very few people who didn’t need a knot to count over a hundred.

In many people’s eyes, counting was a thing for priests. These people only needed to count to twenty and it was enough to use. Because people only had ten fingers and ten toes, so everyone’s private property would not surpass twenty.

And because of this point, the people here were based off tens. For example, he said 80%, but to say it using the local language, it would be 8 fingers.

Furthermore, they already had a version of the four seasons and months. It was similar to the world he came from. A year had twelve months and every month had approximately 30 days. The specific date was controlled by each tribe priest, In each tribe, they were also the most understanding about the time and seasons.

He still remembered that at the top of the mountain, Yanshan tribe painstakingly dug 12 small holes to correspond with the changes of the moon’s appearance. Inside stood a wooden pillar. 12 wooden pillars arranged in a single row, placed in a line that faces the sunrise on the first day of winter.

Yanshan priest used this to observe the placement of the sun and the corresponding changes. Using this they could tell people when the recovery season, rain season, harvest and cold season arrived as well as when to hunt, when to plant and etc…

Yuan Ji Tribe was bigger than Yanshan Tribe, most likely the priest had an accurate way of figuring out the four seasons. In addition their vocab was more abundant. The four seasons, of course, had their own names. For example, recovery season was specially called “A Dalu”, rain season was called “Sa Dalu”,  harvest season was called “Ao Dalu”, and cold season was called “Fei Dalu”. Yan Mo immediately comprehended the four seasons.

Looking at the sun on top of his head, merely looking at the divided four seasons and the number of months and days, this strange world and earth had a high similarity.

“What are you thinking of?”

Yan Mo withdrew his train of thought, purposely used a provoking tone to reply. “I’m thinking about whether I should tell you the truth or not, because I can count even more.”

Yuan Zhan laughed evilly. Raising his hand he flicked the little slave’s head, “Speak! Your purpose!”

Yan Mo covered his forehead and rubbed it. This youngster’s hand strength was very strong. “My goal is to not be a slave.”

Someone from the tents came over. Yuan Zhan and the opposite party mutually thumped their chest. After waiting for that warrior to walk past, Yuan Zhan continued to speak. “If we really do discover a new salt land with no owner, no need for you to speak, I will also ask the chief to dismiss your slave status. Let you become a Yuan Ji Tribe Member.”

“No, you still have not understood my meaning.” Yan Mo lifted his head to look in the direction of the youth.

Yuan Zhan was also looking at him.

Yan Mo opened his mouth, “New salt land will be very far from here. It’s possible that if we go we may not be able to come back. Even if in the future we could come back, I also do not wish to return to the Yuan Ji tribe. As for the reason, I think you should also realize a thing or two.”

“Because you are Yanshan priest’s disciple?”

“No matter if I am or not, do you think that the old priest and his disciple will let me live?”

Mockery flashed through Yuan Zhan’s eyes. “He doesn’t even trust me, how would it be possible for him to accept the disciple of another tribe? Unless…”

“Unless from now on I don’t use any of my priest methods, but do you think that is possible? I obviously know how to help others and can definitely give tribesmen a better livelihood, but I have to pretend that I don’t understand anything. To helplessly stare at the weak, let a wounded person die; I feel that I can’t do this.” He can do this, but the guidebook would definitely not allow him to become a low profile self preserving observer.

Yuan Zhan was silent for a long time, “I cannot betray the tribe.”

“I don’t need you to betray the tribe.” Yan Mo also did not count on persuading the opposite party after one try. He switched his persuasion technique and spoke. “No matter if that salt producing land is far or close to the tribe, the tribe will have to assign guards there. Have you thought of this, wait till after finding the salt land, you could stay behind at that place to assist the tribe to guard that piece of treasured land. I would also stay there and not return to the tribe.”

Yuan Zhan was silent once again.

Yan Mo was unsatisfied, primitive people really matured early. Only a 17 year old child and his mind was this serious, hard to sway for even a bit!

Seeing He Tu come out from her tent, Yan Mo’s heart moved and spoke again. “Master Da He received such a serious injury, even if his life was saved, but from now on he also cannot go out and hunt? What will his family do? What will his children do? And the other warriors in the tribe similar Master Da He?”

The youth was not swindled by him, at once responded, “Even if they went to the salt land, without an arm or leg it’ll be the same and they won’t be able to survive.”

“What if I said I had a method to let them survive?”

Yuan Zhan suddenly stood up, grabbed the juvenile and carried him into the tent.

Yan Mo was urgently thrown onto his owner’s bed.

Fortunately the opposite party was still careful of his leg and did not throw him with any strength.

Yuan Zhan resembled a wild beast and pushed him down. Hand choking his neck, lowered his head, he intensely interrogated him. “Who exactly are you? What do you want with the tribe?”

The important moment has come, success or failure is here in one stroke! Yan Mo would not permit himself to have any possibility of defeat, he slowly lifted his hand, carefully put it on top of the youth’s arm and lightly stroked to appease him. Using a very gentle tone, “I am only an unfortunate priest disciple who met with dire straits. I cannot become a slave, even more don’t want to die. As a single person I cannot survive outside by myself. I wish for a tribe to take me in, if there is none….”

“If there is none, then you want to make your own tribe.”

Yan Mo payed attention to Yuan Zhan’s expression. Carrying grievance on his face, he probed him out. “Not possible?” This man smiled sinisterly at the bottom of his heart. Wait until I get a more fitting puppet, you watch and see how I dearly love you!

Yuan Zhan’s expression was twisted. He had a feeling that the juvenile beneath him was like a blooming poisonous dragon flower that was by the side of Mo Na Suo lake.  Looks ordinary, smells fragrant and sweet, eat it in your mouth and it’s like sweet honey, but can poison an Iron Back Dragon without anyone knowing.

But when starving people see the Poisonous Dragon flower, even if they knew that it could poison someone to death, they also can’t help but put it in their mouths. Because not only would it let you eat until you’re satisfied, even more it would also let you taste the world’s most beautiful taste at death’s door.

Yan Mo’s tone became even more mild, eyes closely stared at the youth’s eyes.

“A-Zhan, (1) I don’t want to be your slave, but I can become your warrior, your priest. My knowledge is greater than Master Qiu Shi, together we can definately establish an abundant food source, no need to eat people. A strong tribe where all the children and elderly can survive through the winter. And people like Da he, we can allow them to eat full and be warm, we can even still come back and help the Yuan Ji tribe.”

“A-Zhan?”

“You don’t like me calling you in this way?” The simple and honest child smiled silly.

This form of calling him, listening to it didn’t sound bad. As well as the future the juvenile described made his heart move. Leave Yuan Ji tribe, leave that old codger who never looked at him favorably, leading the people to a better life, a more plentiful rich livelihood. If it was really possible…

The young warrior’s face flushed a bit, breath slightly heavy.

Yan Mo sneered, I don’t believe a normal man would be able to resist the temptation to create a territory of their own!

“A-Zhan, do you dare?”

Yuan Zhan’s reply was… to roar once, pulled off his own leather skirt, turned over Yan Mo’s body, grabbed his wrists, and ruthlessly dominated him again!

After the event, the peaceful Yuan Zhan secured on his leather skirt and left the tent. Didn’t really know what he needed to do.

He left Yan Mo’s four limbs spread out, sprawled on the bed he watched an ugly looking bug drill in and out under the hide. He completely did not understand how the situation ended up like this.

Perhaps he ought to hurry and find a primitive man to dissect a bit, take a look and see if these primitive men’s brain circuits were not the same as the people from Earth.

Ok, he knew that the kid was excited by what he said, yet could not find someone to share this excitement with, and could only vent it out on his body.

Contrary to expectations, his straw belt with the three needles was thrown to the corner of his original bed. Even if he wanted to stab it in the opposite party he couldn’t.

…. There will not be a third time, he vowed!


(1) A-: Another form of a pet name is putting the word “A” in front of a name. It’s pronounced “Ah”.

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LMSE- Chapter 7

Chapter 7- What happens if you don’t know how to wear pants?

 

Cheng Jinyu woke up from being poked by a needle and immediately noticed the crowd of people coming and going. Cheng Jinyu looked all around, he was already at the hospital. The sky was already bright, it was actually the morning of the next day.

Cheng Jinyu’s sleep was not short, but he continuously dozed on and off. He was still as sleepy as before. Inside the hospital, Cheng Jinyu had lots of blood taken from him, then afterwards had check ups with all kinds of instruments. Later Cheng Jinyu was thrown back to a bed in the Gu House.

Cheng Jinyu laid on his stomach and immediately fell asleep. Halfway through his sleep, Gu Bokai came in carrying some food.

Cheng Jinyu ate like a wolf and tiger (1) , then his head hit the pillow and continued to sleep.

With an enigmatic tone Gu Bokai spoke, “The newlywed is so tired and looks like this, people who don’t know what happened would think I did things to you last night.”

Cheng Jinyu was not willing to acknowledge him, just immediately fell asleep.

He slept until evening that day. When he woke up again, the sky was already dark.

Cheng Jinyu had just woken up, it was too late for him to see his surroundings. The door to the room was pushed open, “You sleep too much, did you consider the feelings of the groom? Did you consider the feelings of anyone in the household?”

Groom? Fake. Everyone? Who? He got married yesterday, didn’t even notify his mother, younger brother or sister. Who would be waiting for him?

Cheng Jinyu slept for too long, his mind was kind of dizzy. He managed to sit up, but still thought his head hurt a lot.

Gu Bokai brought a series of papers and threw it on top Cheng Jinyu’s body. “Your check up came with these results, take a look!”

There were too many documents. Regarding this, Cheng Jinyu also did not care too much, merely lifted his head to respond, “How is my health?”

Gu Bokai delayed his response, “Too weak, appearance is healthy and strong, but inside is extremely deficient. A pillow with an embroidered case, attractive but useless.”

Cheng Jinyu thought of the words the doctor said when he was dazed, carefully thought of his life the past ten years, thinking about it now it would be hard to not lose health.  

“But,” Gu Bokai continued, “You don’t need to feel anxious. Still able to remedy, but you need to be obedient, otherwise a celestial being won’t even be able to save you.”

Cheng Jinyu forced out a bitter laugh. “Where is there time to remedy?” Mother’s medical expenses were settled, but also after several years would it still relapse again? And it’s followed by heavy surgery and medical expenses.

Cheng Jinyu dealt with the Chen Family for 10 years, he did not want to continue to entertain them. But leaving the Chen house, what kind of work could cover his mother’s medical fees as well as the surgery fees in a couple years?

Gu Bokai did not know what Cheng Jinyu was worried about, he thought that Cheng Jinyu was just giving up on himself.

Gu Bokai stepped forward, “Have no doubt you will be able to recuperate your health, but, first you must break up with your boyfriend.”

Cheng Jinyu looked at him strangely, what exactly was this person’s brain thinking?

“What does my health have to do with Wei Hua?”

“Of course the relationship is big!” Gu Bokai coughed, “He really doesn’t know how to practice abstinence, doesn’t he look at your condition? Only knows how to demand, this man is like a vampire. Slag man? The way I see it he’s almost like a murderer.”

Cheng Jinyu frowned, “We have never slept together.”

“Really?”

Cheng Jinyu replied, “Is there a need for me to lie?” Cheng Jinyu was like a machine at the Chen House. He was different from other people, completely did not have holidays.

Everytime Cheng Jinyu wanted to go out, he was required to tell Tan Liyun in advance. Everytime he asked for leave Tan Liyun was deliberately ambiguous. Even intentionally  humiliated him.

Unless it was absolutely necessary, Cheng Jinyu hardly ever went out. Carefully calculating, he was in love with Wei Hua for 7 years, but met in person very few times.

Every time they met it was always in a rush. Don’t even talk about sleeping together, many times there was no time to even sit and talk.

Thinking up to here, Cheng Jinyu couldn’t help but let out a bitter laugh. This boyfriend of his was indeed no good. Wei Hua could tolerate him until now, it was already very rare.

Cheng Jinyu thinking of this, it was hard to avoid the pain in his heart. Although the moments where he met up with Wei Hua were little, but the two talked almost every day. Every day they would chat and no matter how late, Cheng Jinyu would send him a message every night in order to sleep.

After breaking up, Cheng Jinyu would lay down on the bed at night, holding his cell phone. Looking at Wei Hua’s number, it felt like his entire heart was hollowed out.

“Sister Hua, why aren’t the clothes here yet?  Washing utensils? Get completely new ones. Sister Liu, are the meals prepared? Still haven’t cooked, people are going to starve to death!” Suddenly Gu Bokai’s voice filled the space, it managed to break Cheng Jinyu out of his haze.

Cheng Jinyu felt that Gu Bokai was very excited. Although Cheng Jinyu did not know what he was excited about.

Gu Family did not lack in servants but Cheng Jinyu did not dare to trouble anyone else. He was also not a rich spoiled son that enjoyed a high position and comfort. Naturally did not need anyone to take care of him.

Cheng Jinyu rinsed and washed his face then put on a shirt. When he was putting on his pants, Gu Bokai pushed open the door and entered. Cheng Jinyu instinctively bent down and and covered up below.

“What are you doing? Can’t knock on the door?”

“It’s my room, I still have to knock?”

“But I live here now?”

“Which part of you haven’t I seen before? Last night you did a check up, I’ve already seen it.”

“Pervert!” Cheng Jinyu angrily said.

Gu Bokai seemed as though he was a bit embarrassed. His face twisted, “Everyone is waiting for you to eat, can you be faster? Going to wear pants but don’t know how to put them on?”

Cheng Jinyu felt that this person was really his enemy, only will oppose him. They were suppose to be married people, who would wait for them to eat?

“Don’t know.” Cheng Jinyu directly replied.

Gu Bokai walked into the room from the entrance and quickly arrived to Cheng Jinyu’s side. He reached out and pulled up his pants, “Can’t put on your pants and yet didn’t tell me earlier.”

Cheng Jinyu’s entire brain went blank. He… he… Gu Bokai unexpectedly pulled up his pants, pulled up his pants!

Gu Bokai not only pulled up Cheng Jinyu’s pants, he even crouched down to pull up the zipper and muttered to himself, “Do you know how many people are waiting for you? Intentionally, you definitely did it on purpose. Three year old children, no, two year old children know how to put on pants, you don’t know how! You are really amazing.”

Cheng Jinyu’s oxygen deficit brain was completely dead. Gu Bokai pulled up the zipper for Cheng Jinyu, then patted Cheng Jinyu’s lower part. “Too small, undernourished!”

“Get lost!” Cheng Jinyu raged, a scholar accepts death rather than humiliation.

Gu Bokai’s complexion turned dark. “Pulled up your pants and you don’t recognize people, your pants are still pulled up by me.”

Cheng Jinyu felt that he was going to go crazy, “Get out, Get out now!”

Gu Bokai heavily closed the door, leaving Cheng Jinyu inside the room taking deep breaths.

Cheng Jinyu felt that he opened a new world, he already thoroughly did not understand Gu Bokai. It was a good thing that this person liked Chen Yuze, Cheng Jinyu patted his own chest. “Be patient, be persistent.”

When Cheng Jinyu finally cleared his mind, he came out of the room. But walking outside, Cheng Jinyu was completely stupid.

Cheng Jinyu was in a room on the 2nd floor. He just walked to the entrance of the stairs and saw a group of women gathered at the bottom of the stairs in the hall.

“He came out, finally came out.” A gorgeously dressed women happily shouted, “You had us wait for a long time.”

“I see, is it Kaikai’s new wife? (2) Grew to be really handsome.”

“Is he a celebrity? So handsome!”

“An ugly wife also wants to see their in-laws, but you are so good looking. What are you doing, being so shy and embarrassed wont come out?”

Gu Bokai in the distance coldly replied, “Everyone has been waiting for you for 3-4 hours.”

Cheng Jinyu felt even more uneasy, subconsciously repeatedly said sorry, sorry!

But, there really were many people waiting downstairs. Cheng Jinyu was thoroughly confused. What is this for? What is this plot again?”

Cheng Jinyu did not respond yet when that gorgeously dressed woman already pulled on his hand and spoke, “Yes, it’s Jinyu right? I’m your youngest aunt.”

Saying this, several other women walked up. The youngest aunt smiled and said “This is 5th aunt, this is 7th aunt, this is 2nd aunt, this is eldest aunt, this is eldest aunt’s husband, this is 6th aunt’s husband, this is…”

Cheng Jinyu’s brain became bigger. Isn’t it a fake marriage? Wasn’t he the scapegoat? This room full of the aunts, what is the meaning?

At this time the face was unusually pale, but the very beautiful Madame Gu walked over. She smiled and pulled Cheng Jinyu’s hand and spoke, “Jinyu, our house has a lot of relatives. Slowly recognize them, what we have is time.”

Cheng Jinyu managed to squeeze out an awkward smile on his face, chimed in and nodded his head.

Madame Gu pulled Cheng Jinyu down the stairs, while introducing him to the relatives all around. Madame Gu had 8 sisters and she was the third sister. Father Gu had three younger brothers and a younger sister. Father Gu was the oldest. The distant relatives after that, Cheng Jinyu could not remember. Just these relatives already made Cheng Jinyu confused and disoriented.

Gu Bokai was in the middle of a group of younger brothers. He was unexpectedly standing and wearing a well ironed western suit. Although most of the Gu family were from high society, nevertheless Gu Bokai standing by their side was still very eye catching.

Gu Bokai from a distance saw his mother bringing Cheng Jinyu over. Cheng Jinyu’s face had a very awkward smile, hunched back, seemed as though he was very reluctant.

Gu Bokai immediately walked over. Towards Cheng Jinyu’s back he ruthlessly patted it, Cheng Jinyu immediately straightened his waist.

Gu Bokai stuck out his hand and hugged his neck, pulling him into his own arms. Laughing he spoke to everyone, “Last night tired him out, you guys understand. We, we are newly weds.”

Gu Bokai’s third uncle was an old but lecherous man, immediately shouted, “Kaikai, you take things a bit easier. Look at your wife’s skinny arms and legs, don’t make others go through hardships.”

“Kaikai is the most careless.  Doesn’t know how to love a person dearly at all.”

“Such a good wife, you must be good to others.”

These female matchmakers, each person had a phrase to say as they followed Gu Bokai’s path.

Cheng Jinyu huffed in anger and turned around to look at Gu Bokai. Last night he was turned around by doctors all night, at what time did he do wedding festivities with him.

Gu Bokai smiled and turned his head to look at Cheng Jinyu, very affectionately moved in closer to the front of his face. “Give me a happier smile, or else I’ll kiss you in front of everyone.”

“You–”

“Don’t believe then try it?” Gu Bokai chose to watch Cheng Jinyu, seemed like he was waiting for him to say no. Cheng Jinyu couldn’t let him do that, he immediately gave out a flower like smile.

Cheng Jinyu’s flowery smile was honestly very good looking. It was like a radiant and enchanting sunrise, spring flower- warm and beautiful, as if also carrying a sweet fragrance.

Gu Bokai’s arm stiffened for a moment, instantly let go of Cheng Jinyu, turned around and walked into the crowd.

Cheng Jinyu did not understand what this insane person wanted to do, but the road afterwards was a lot smoother. He straightened his back and carried a brilliant smiling expression, it was like his entire body remoulded itself.

Just now there was some praise, most was flattery. But right now it was a bit more genuine and sincere. Afterall standing there perfectly straight was Cheng Jinyu whose appearance and smile absolutely would not lose to any young person.


  1. Eat like a wolf and tiger: idiom that means to gobble up
  2. Kaikai: nickname for Gu Bokai. Chinese people will take the last word of your name and repeat it as a pet name. It’s usually used on people younger than you.

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BAW- Chapter 18

Chapter 18- The thing that is worse than wetting the bed is…..

 

On the road back to the tent, Yan Mo gradually began to form a plan. As for whether implementing this plan would kill people or not, he indicated that it had nothing to do with him. He was merely the person pushing the boat along the current, nothing more. Even from the roots, this plan concerning Yuan Zhan and company had a greater benefit than his individual capabilities could obtain.

Arriving back at the tent, Yuan Zhan put down Yan Mo and saw that there wasn’t much Setose Thistle leaves left. Since he also had some matter that he needed to ask Cao Ting about, he went over next door to get a lot of Setose Thistle leaves.

Yan Mo laid down on the bed and partially relaxed, but he still didn’t dare to sleep right away and could only make great efforts to prop himself up.

Yuan Zhan came back, lit a torch, stuck it into the ground, pounded the setose thistle leaves to pieces, and helped Yan Mo deal with his leg injury.

During the process Yan Mo thought about opening his mouth several times, but seeing the other party’s ugly and ferocious expression he held himself back,

Right now was not a good time to open his mouth to play tricks, Yan Mo thought in his mind.

“Give me your hand.”

“Ng?” Yuan Zhan did not understand.

“Didn’t you injure your right leg?”

Yuan Zhan’s face instantly became icey, coldy replying, “That has nothing to do with you.”

Do you think I want to deal with it? Yan Mo lifted his own right leg and carefully laid it down straight. The left leg that was bent was in a good condition. Wiping the cold sweat that came out from pain, he sluggishly asked, “If I can cure my own leg, then I can take a good look at your leg. Don’t you want to have a try? Unless you want to keep having that leg burden you?”

“My leg already grew back fine. The bone has no problems. Master Qiu Shi said that I would feel an ache, it’s because the enemy cursed me.”

“You believe him?”

Yuan Zhan wanted to say that he did not believe him. He wanted to say the reason was because at the time the priest delayed too long to treat him, but his leg really did already grow back properly. Usually there was not a problem, only when using both legs for a long period of time or enduring hard circumstances would the ache appear. For this reason, he could not publicly complain about the priest, furthermore it wasn’t good to say his malicious remarks.

“I see your right thigh muscle developed similar to your left side. Two legs walking the road but there is not a clear difference, this indicates that your bones did not grow crooked. When you use it for a long time or overload your right leg it will feel an ache. There are a few possibilities. Exactly which one it is, I would need to give you a detailed examination to determine. I only need to know the definite cause of illness to be able to correctly diagnose and treat.”

This short speech, Yuan Zhan did not understand half of it, but he understood the vague meaning.

“You will treat an illness?” Yuan Zhan looked at the youth’s simple and unripe face and wasn’t too convinced. He really did sense that this boy possessed something out of ordinary, so much that he doubted that he was ever Yanshan tribe’s priest’s disciple, rather that he was a follower from a shrine in one of the three cities that secretly ran out.

Only like this would it clearly make sense, why this youth would have a magical hand capable of talents, and why he would know medical herbs and healing methods that even the priest did not know about.

But how old was this child? A 14 year old youth, if they studied special skills with a temple servant, then could surpass the oldest priest inside the tribe, Qiu Shi?

“Your healing ability is good, it does not mean you can heal others. Your precious Setose Thistle has no effect on me, my leg already grew back. Unless your blood, meat, and bones will vanish any injury or illness and restore it to the original?”

Yan Mo’s mouth twitched. Without the slightest doubt, if he dared to nod his head at the moment, the primitive man right in front of him would definitely immediately pounce on his body to cut his meat and eat to test it.

“Not just limited to Setose Thistle leaves, the things I know is definitely not less than that old man called Qiu Shi. If you don’t believe me you can go ask Master Da He and sister He Tu. Master Da He almost died and was actually saved by me.” In his heart, Yan Mo was utterly dejected.

He was an unrivaled medical expert who was praised as the youngest grandmaster of the world, when did he need to ask a patient to let him examine them? It was everyone else who would cry, shout, kneel, and offer up money in two hands to beg him for help, ok? If he wasn’t worried about the guide….why would he go save that stubborn, cruel, beats him, wants him as a slave, ominous, savage primitive man.

You think that I want to go out of my way to cure you?

“O?” Yuan Zhan appeared as though he didn’t take to heart what he said.

Fuck! What is that expression suppose to mean? I’ve already spoken to this extent and you actually still dare to doubt my medical ability?

You doubt my moral integrity, that’s no problem, but you cannot doubt my medical skill!

In Yuan Zhan’s mind he had a problem. He patted the youth and unexpectedly got up to visit the husband and wife. Regarding the situation of the juvenile saving Da He’s life, he already found out a bit from Cao Ting. But at that time he thought Cao Ting was exaggerating, so he wasn’t really convinced. Now seeing the juvenile pledge in sincerity, he couldn’t help but also think about going to see if the affair was really as the juvenile said. As it happens, he also had some things he needed to ask Da He. Was it appropriate to go so far to disturb that husband and wife’s family at this time, he did not consider this.

Yan Mo lied on the worn out broken pieces of fur that was put together into a bed. His complexion was incomparably gloomy. Since coming here, he had had not passed a single day in comfort and happiness.

“I want to give him treatment, he refuses to let me check. Then you cannot blame me.”  Looking at his right hand, it did not respond.

“The sky is already very late, even if he changed his mind, I’ll have to wait till tomorrow. I’m really too tired today, if he grudgingly let me check, I’m afraid I’ll diagnose wrong and overlook things.”

“I’m going to sleep, if you have an idea, best to state it now.”

Probably because he took initiative to ask the patient twice today, the guide, up to now still did not give him a punishment for seeing an injury and not saving.

Yan Mo suddenly had a thought: If my right hand was chopped off, then would the guide also disappear with it?

He really wanted to try it, but was also afraid that his right hand would never grow back.

Pity, if this matter happened to someone else’s body than that would have been good. That way he could think of a way to capture that person and run a set of detailed experiments.

For example cut off that person’s right hand, see if it would appear on their left hand. If it appeared, then would also cut off the left hand, see if it would appear on other parts of the body, and so on. He was very curious on where this guidebook exactly came from and what body area.

And also, if this parasitic body part died, then would the guidebook also disappear? Or did the guidebook have a way to let the parasitic part be incapable of death?

Yan Mo really wanted to die once and try it, but he was genuinely afraid that he couldn’t die. At the time, he could only enjoy the pain of death without being able to enjoy the peace and tranquility brought by death. Altogether, he felt that this scum property compared to the more important Transformation Guide was definitely capable of putting out this kind of super tasteless matter.

If I die right here, not sure whether or not the guidebook would also conclude? He very much wanted to ask the guidebook on this question.

Remembering that he still had two more chances to ask a question, Yan Mo was a bit hesitant. Altogether there was only 3 chances to ask a question, he already used it once, only two tries left. As a person who liked to maximize benefits, he didn’t want to waste his last two chances on something that he could figure out himself.

Mhm, better not to ask. In this absurd primitive society, even if he didn’t make a move, his chances to die are plentiful. At that time, he would figure out if he can actually die or not.

Yan Mo waited a bit more. He was so sleepy,but he didn’t want to sleep like this. He was not feeling well, also did not want others to feel well.

Yuan Zhan finally came back. Arriving back he noticed the juvenile had a guarded and questioning gaze.

Yan Mo looked at the youth. He didn’t keep talking about treating his illness, rather he snatched the moment before the opposite party could open their mouth. In addition, carried an even more pressing matter to the youth.

“I know where to find salt.”

Finished speaking he thoroughly loosened up. This relaxation caused the person to immediately fall into a coma and sleep.

“What did you say?!” A hand covered in calluses swiftly caught him, too bad after shaking him for a long time the person didn’t wake up.

At the beginning Yan Mo was still conscious, but pretending to be asleep really did make him fall asleep. Miserable him, managed to endure the entire day was not easy. This entire day, he was not only forced to do that, also had no choice but to break off his already healed leg to survive. Afterwards also had to drag his injured bleeding leg in order to be on good terms with that old cunning priest and fight a battle of wits. After coming back with difficulty he not only had to treat himself, also had to worry about that stubborn, short tempered bastard and his recurring illness…

All kinds of torment, he not only did not collapse, could also carry out a sensible analysis and cheat someone right before passing out. Was really regarded as a role model with strong willpower, he admired himself right?

“Yan Mo! Get up….” Yuan Zhan saw the juvenile’s miserable appearance and couldn’t shake him anymore. He didn’t think the juvenile was pretending, only really couldn’t sustain anymore.

Forget it, just wait to ask him tomorrow. With a full stomach Yuan Zhan lied down in his own bed, but it was exactly as Yan Mo predicted, the entire night Yuan Zhan did not sleep well.

The next day, Yuan Zhan was up early in the morning roasting meat. It actually caused Yan Mo to greedily wake up in hunger.

After waking up, he felt that he wasn’t in the right head. Conveniently rubbed his butt, result…. Tragedy, he unexpectedly leaked all over the bed and didn’t realize.

“Woke up?” Yuan Zhan heard movement from outside and asked.

Yan Mo calmly put down his hand while using a hand to spread out the hay. He lacked experience. Before applying the medicine, he should have cleaned the inside properly first and not just only carelessly rub the surface and conclude the situation. To be ashamed, it was not necessary over here!

Yuan Zhan entered, smelled a stink and moved in closer to look. He immediately ridiculed him,  “How did you get it on the bed? How old are you?”

Yan Mo had a gloomy face.

Yuan Zhan completely did not think it was his problem, also did not think it too dirty. He lifted the juvenile, and even smoothly patted his butt, walked outside to clean him.

Outside there were already people moving about, none of the people passing by on the road thought their actions were strange. They would also not spare them a second glance.

Having cleaned Yan Mo, he put him besides the water jar. Yuan Zhan entered and tidied up the juvenile’s bedding’s, he rolled it up and threw it at the entrance of the tent.

“This time I managed to exchange for an intact good hide. I’ll enlarge the bed, from now on we will sleep together. Winter is here, it will be warmer with two people pressed up together. All these furs are too worn out. I originally  left them with plans to use them near a fire during the winter.”

Yan Mo said he did not care, but in the end he couldn’t pull his feelings off his face. Pretending to look at his own wound, he lowered his head and refused to acknowledge the youth.

What? Yan Mo looked and was stunned.

His healing speed seemed to have increased.

Before his injury, plus the two days he was unconscious,  to until he was cured, in total took around 7 days. How many days would it take this time?

Yan Mo looked at his wound. According to the extent of the wood and some time conversion, if his guess was correct, he felt that it would probably only take 3-4 days, then he could stand up and walk again.

What is going on? His body….

Yan Mo did not feel joyful, he only felt scared. He even thought that if this body could keep up with the nourishment, then from now on would his healing speed become even faster?

At the time Yuan Zhan turned around, he immediately used the straw rope to tighten the wooden board

How long could he hide this from the youth? Before he could think of a way of controlling this youth, the sooner the other party knows the better.

“Last night you said you knew where to find salt?” Yuan Zhan ripped a piece of the freshly roasted meat and gave it to Yan Mo, his voice pressed down very low.

Yan Mo peeked at that piece of meat, then still picked it up.

“Yan Mo?”

Yan Mo lifted his head and smiled. In a similar low voice he replied, “Beloved Master, did you forget that I’m a Yanshan tribesman?”


T/N:  I’m going to use “juvenile” for Yan Mo and “youth” for Yuan Zhan from now on. I realized I kept calling them both “youths” and it would get confusing after awhile. The author does keeping calling them youths since YM is 14 and YZ is 17.

I feel like I have people at my door with pitchforks and torches since I haven’t updated in awhile. I’m trying QQ This chapter just felt so difficult to me for some reason… Also, I’ve reached the end of my free chapters from the main site. I’ve seen that there’s another site that offers them all for free but all the chapters are a little off and I kind of like the main site. I’ll see how much the chapters cost and if it’s not crazy expensive I’ll stick with it.

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LMSE- Chapter 6

Chapter 6- Focus on Protecting the Target

 

Gu Family’s Butler Li looked like the leader of the underworld. His entire body was covered in a pure black suit and sporting black sunglasses. But with this 40+ year old appearance, he was extremely big, tall, and powerful.

Butler Li took off his sunglasses and walked to the front of Gu Bokai. “Young Master Gu, it was the Madame who sent me. She said we must carefully protect the new young mistress.”

Cheng Jinyu really had his entire face full of black lines. Just from this meeting, he had been promoted to the Gu family’s young mistress?

Just merely looking all the bodyguards surrounding him, Cheng Jinyu could not bear it and responded. “This is to protect me? Or is it to prevent me from escaping?”

Xiao Mo quietly moved close to Cheng Jinyu and whispered, “Young master’s first wife, just got the certificate, left the Civil Affairs Bureau and got hit by a car.”

Cheng Jinyu now understood, as it turns out starting from now, he himself is a dangerous public figure.

Gu Bokai responded with a black face, “His life is tough, if I die he still wouldn’t die.” Having said it in this way said that, he took long strides to walk to the front.

Butler Li put his sunglasses back on, “Young Mistress, this way please!”

“Don’t call me young mistress!” This was a form of addressing women, Cheng Jinyu refused to accept it.

Xiao Ma hastily replied, “This new, eh, surname eh, last name is Biao…

“Biao your head!” (1)

Xiao Ma felt wronged and responded, “Doesn’t young master constantly address you as Biao Ge?”

“Is that a name? Is there someone in your house called Biao Ge?”

Xiao Ma felt even more grieved, the new young mistress was so fearful!

“What are you still doing inside? You are disrupting the order of the Civil Affairs Bureau don’t you know? Didn’t see that everyone around is watching you?” Gu Bokai yelled from the entrance of the building, the crowd of people had increased.

Cheng Jinyu had enough. He had been very low-key for the past ten years, wherever the place, whatever the time, he was completely overlooked by people. Today, he completely became a monkey performing tricks for the crowd to watch.

Cheng Jinyu directly walked over to the entrance. The black clothed men followed in all directions, firmly keeping Cheng Jinyu in the middle of their circle, they formed a very thick human barricade.

Butler Li still clicked the microphone on his button, “We will be outside immediately. Keep a lookout for any suspicious vehicles everywhere. Maintain good security in all sides, must guarantee, mhm, mhm, you guys know, it is his safety.”

Cheng Jinyu grabbed his new hair and cried. “I’m called Cheng Jinyu! I have a name, Im not called Biao Ge!”

Butler Li turned his head around and gave him a glance, then lowered his head to speak into the microphone. “The new mistress is not called Biao Ge, called….. Can you say it again?”

Crazy! Everyone in the Gu Family was crazy! Cheng Jinyu’s name was given to him by his father, name meaning was to hold and cherish a beautiful jade, in hopes that he would possess a good moral character. However this name was a bit of a tongue twister. At the least it couldn’t compare to “Biao Ge”, these two words came out smooth and easy.

Since the first day Chen Yuze recognized him, he started calling him Biao Ge. Slowly those two words became his name, so much that at his older age he still addressed him as Biao Ge.

Thinking of this in the moment, Cheng Jinyu couldn’t help but feel that it was slightly sorrowful. He’d been at the Chen Family for ten years, in the end even his name didn’t stay behind.

Gu Bokai had already sat inside the car. He opened the rear seat door, and he was already in the rear seat.

Cheng Jinyu was a bit hesitant, the Gu family could employ these kinds of bodyguards, must have taken many cars to get here! They were two people in a fake marriage, then there was no need to sit together!

Butler Li noticed that Cheng Jinyu did not immediately enter the car, with a bit of urgency he spoke. “You, you who, hurry up and get in!”

Cheng Jinyu’s face became black, directly entered the car.

The inside of the Bentley was quite spacious. Cheng Jinyu took a seat and kept a good distance from Gu Bokai.

As Cheng Jinyu felt that he could finally let loose his breath, the door beside him opened and a strong and muscular bodyguard spoke, “Move over a bit.”

“What are you doing?” Cheng Jinyu responded with a frown.

“Otherwise I can’t squeeze in.”

“What? You want to sit in here?” It was obvious that in the back area, two people could not sit properly. Although you could sit in the middle, although it was spacious, but this kind of luxury car should not be this packed!

Cheng Jinyu still did not accept reality yet, when the black wearing bodyguard squeezed himself in. Cheng Jinyu got up his body, directly had the black wearing bodyguard cram him next to Gu Bokai’s body.

Gu Bokai instinctively held out his hand to steady Cheng Jinyu, his gaze was continuously looking out the window. Now that his gaze turned around he spoke, “Right now you can’t wait to throw yourself into my arms? In any case you’ll have to wait till we get home.”

Who wants to throw themselves into your arms? You have two large eyes for what use? Can’t see I got shoved over? Cheng Jinyu was screaming in his mind. On one side he didn’t stop trying to comfort himself. He needed to exercise patience, needed to persist.

After that wall-like man sat down, he practically took up half of the space and had Cheng Jinyu practically glued together with Gu Bokai’s body.

Gu Bokai was so bored, flirted with a very disgusted voice. “Where are you touching me? Why are you so close? Youre trying to take advantage of me aren’t you?”

Cheng Jinyu felt that he was going to go insane.

The black wearing bodyguard seemed as if he was a bit embarrassed. He foolishly smiled and replied, “Sorry young master, there is still this person. How should you call this person?”

“Biao Ge.” Gu Bokai immediately came up with that one phrase.

Cheng Jinyu’s flames of fury all at once were ignited. He twisted his body to firmly grasp Gu Bokai’s collar and ruthlessly yanked to the front of his own face. “Biao your head! I’m not called Biao Ge, I have a name, I’m called Cheng Jinyu! Cheng Jinyu ah!”

Cheng Jinyu ferociously shook Gu Bokai’s clothes, gnashed his teeth, dying to bite Gu Bokai to death.

Gu Bokai was entirely frightened by Cheng Jinyu’s violent rage, could only subconsciouly respond, “O…. O…”

“And you?” Cheng Jinyu pointed at the black wearing bodyguard on the side and roared, “Do you have eyes? Do you? Can’t see that you wont fit here? Is there a bodyguard that killed their master from squashing? There are so many cars in front and behind and you don’t sit in them. Also did not sit in the passenger seat in front, insist on coming to crowd me?”

The new young mistress was so fierce! In the future the young master might have a hard time.

The pitiful bodyguard first gave a sorrowful silent tribute to the young master for three seconds, then feeling wronged he responded, “I don’t want to sit inside, this is all arranged by Butler Li.”

“He arranged for you to come here to do what?”

The bodyguard felt even more wronged. “Come to serve the new young mistress as a meat cushion.”

“What is the meaning?”

“In case there is a car who isnt looking and hits you, I will substitute for the young mistress as a meat wall. I have a job where I substitute for death, I’m liable?”

Cheng Jinyu’s anger vanished in a split second, to the extent that he had a bit of sympathy for others suffering from the same illness (2). Wasn’t he also just a substitute for Chen Yuze?

Cheng Jinyu extended his hand to pat the bodyguard on his shoulder, “Not liable not liable.”

Gu Bokai already got over his reaction. Just now he was really too embarrassed, was completely scared by Cheng Jinyu’s imposing manner. Actually allowed him to pull on his collar to yell in his face.

Gu Bokai straightened out his tie, trying to find a way to gain back his dignity. Otherwise the black wearing bodyguard and Xiao Ma will gaze at him with sympathetic eyes from now on.

“Look at your excited appearance, it looks the same as hitting chicken blood(3)! Marry me and you’re this happy? Makes you that excited?”

Cheng Jinyu looked at this person. Just where exactly did he see excitement? Where did he see that he was happy?

“Also, don’t know how many people weep and cry out to marry me daily. Such an extremely big meat pie (4) unexpectedly  fell upon your head. Just exactly how much honors did your ancestors accumulate?”

The little one in the back broke through the three people. Cheng Jinyu’s entire temperament was impulsive. Listening to Gu Bokai’s narcissistic words again, couldn’t help but think of attacking him.

“Everyone is weeping and crying to marry you? Don’t you know it’s a jinx to be your wife?”

Gu Bokai face sank in an instant “Then you still married me?”

“If I had another choice, would I?”

Gu Bokai’s gloomy gaze unwaveringly stared at Cheng Jinyu’s face, Cheng Jinyu even saw a trace of hurt in his eyes.

Cheng Jinyu could not help but feel a little bit of regret, his own brain was really rusted, how could he just directly become angry. He already hadn’t been angry for a couple years. His good temperament was created in the Chen Family early on. How come today he couldn’t endure anymore?

Carefully thinking about it, no need to endure? He already used his own life with Chen Family to make a clear distinction  of limits. He was not stealing Chen Family’s money, Chen Yuze was no longer his master, and certainly was not the target to Chen Yuze’s friends where he endured humiliation in order to carry out a mission.

“Stop the car!” Gu Bokai suddenly shouted.

Xiao Ma immediately stopped the car. “Young Master, what did you want to do?”

Gu Bokai opened the car door, “I will not stay in the company of trash.” Gu Bokai finished talking and immediately got off.

In an instant the inside of the car became more spacious. Cheng Jinyu could not help but want to steal the pleasure. If he had known earlier that this would give him a seat, then he would have chased him from the car earlier.

Cheng Jinyu’s smiling expression had still not been taken back when the car door opened again and an even bigger and muscular bodyguard walked over. “My apologies, can you please shift over a bit?”

“For what?”

“Young master said, must definitely secure your safety.”

A row of black cars stopped at the Gu Family villa. In the middle of all the cars was the car Cheng Jinyu was sitting in.

Cheng Jinyu was practically crawling out from the car. Two mammoth fellows, the muscles on their body were like stone, almost squashed Cheng Jinyu’s body flat.

Thankfully the Gu House was not too far, otherwise Cheng Jinyu would be like the the first bride and died from hitting a car, or rather died from being squashed to death.

Cheng Jinyu immediately sat on the ground, stretched out his two legs and two arms. Narrow space, Cheng Jinyu’s four limbs was already numb and had no instinct whatsoever.

Gu Bokai was wearing a bit of a smiling expression, “What’s wrong? Isn’t it very comfortable?”

Revenge! He was definitely deliberately retaliating against him.

“Just to let you know, this is the punishment for not being obedient.”

Cheng Jinyu did not respond to him, in reality he didn’t even have the energy to talk. This day, had really made him tired to death. Properly got the certificate, why did it feel more tiring than going to hell.

Cheng Jinyu was gulping down air. Inside the Gu Family’s courtyard, those black clothes black trouser wearing bodyguards all retreated.

Cheng Jinyu noticed a dozen of people wearing white doctor coats walking over, in the back were a few women wearing nurse outfits.

“What is this for?” Cheng Jinyu’s instinct let him know, it must definitely not be a good thing.

Gu Bokai squatted down and replied, “Do you know how my second wife died?”

Cheng Jinyu shook his head. Where would he have known.

“Finished getting the certificate, came back home to eat dinner, suddenly died of illness.”

“This, what does this have to do with me?” Cheng Jinyu was slightly nervous as he responded.

Gu Bokai stood up, the smiling expression on his face deepened. “Of course it’s to give you a physical checkup. Up down, inside outside, back front, must examine clearly and cleanly.”

“Can’t do this tomorrow? The sky is already dark, I’m tired to death!”

Gu Bokai shook his hand in disapproval, “That won’t do, What if you fall ill tonight, what will I do?”

“I’m not ill, I’m very healthy! I…” Cheng Jinyu’s later words were not completely done when two doctors started to pull him by the arm.

“Sir, please cooperate with our examination.”

Cheng Jinyu wanted to cry. “Can’t we do this tomorrow? Can you let me rest for awhile?”

“Madame Gu wanted you to immediately get a check up. Easy route is to have Gu Family do it. Troublesome route would be to let you go to the hospital to do an advanced checkup. Tomorrow early morning cannot eat, we also need to do a blood test.”

Cheng Jinyu this time was really going to cry, “I’m not sick, I’m very well, I won’t die.”

The doctor wasn’t planning on letting Cheng Jinyu get a chance for defend himself, just directly dragged said person over towards the Gu Family villa.

Gu Bokai’s smile was the same as a big fox. He waved his hand in slow motion, at the same time with sincere words and earnest wishes spoke, “Lets go, lets go!”

Cheng Jinyu was entirely dragged around by people. The first checkup was on the five facial features: eyes, nose, ears, mouth, brows. Following after was the respiratory tract, heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidney, etc… a series of checkups.

When Cheng Jinyu reached the last one, his entire body was in a condition ready to faint.

Gu Bokai had a phrase that he said correctly, Cheng Jinyu did not sleep well the night before. As a matter of fact, he also did not sleep the night before that.

Wei Hua’s sudden break up, mother’s relapse, his own unexpected marriage; all of these things happened in such a short amount of days. Cheng Jinyu simply did not have time to digest everything.

Breaking up with Wei Hua could have been seen coming, mother’s serious illness was as well. The sole worry of Cheng Jinyu was marrying Gu Bokai.  

If he really could immediately die, Cheng Jinyu at the time would feel free. If he did not die, Cheng Jinyu absolutely did not know how to get along with this sworn enemy that thought him not pleasing to the eye.

But today for a brief period of time they got along, made Cheng Jinyu have a new look several times. The rest don’t talk about, Cheng Jinyu simply struck him with a couple phrases inside the car.

According to what Cheng Jinyu heard about Gu Bokai from other people, he would most likely beat him to death, then afterwards would whip his corpse in public.

But Gu Bokai only angrily left the car, then switched with a fatty to cram him. It was a very childish move.

Cheng Jinyu let go of his nervousness and untranquility. The last few days of being overworked and sleepiness all began to catch up with him.  Standing Cheng Jinyu fell asleep.

Cheng Jinyu nearly kept sleeping. Only when a the medical instrument felt particularly uncomfortable, when a doctor patted him to get up, did he manage to open his eyes.

Cheng Jinyu slept in a daze. In his bewildered state he heard an aged voice, “This child’s entire body is very poor. What exactly has he been doing for these past few years? Strenuous work,completely surpassed his body’s limit, resulting in his body functions to be a mess, immunity declined. If things continue like this it will initiate a series of illnesses, finally it will cause an abnormally young death.”

“Can still be saved?” unexpectedly came from Gu Bokai’s voice.

Cheng Jinyu smiled bitterly to himself. Didn’t expect, your 4th wife would die from fatigue.


 

  1. ____ your head! : is a form of insult/throwing words back at people.
  2. Suffering from same illness: idiom that means suffering from the same kind of situation.
  3. Hitting chicken blood: This actually means to be drugged. So GBK is saying hes so happy he looks like he’s drugged. I just left it as “hitting chicken blood” cause it sounds more entertaining than writing “being drugged”.
  4. Meat pie: a good fortune/wonderful gift

 

T/N: Sorry for my hiatus for past two weeks. Attempting to get back on track now.

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BAW- Chapter 17

Chapter 17- Opportunity to escape the Tribe

 

He purposely did not give himself a splint, scared that if the priest saw then he would become suspicious. Didn’t think this question would still appear!

Was it when this old fellow passed by the other time he didn’t cover up well and let the other party see?

If it really was because he didn’t cover up well that day, this old guy wouldn’t have waited until today to ask.

Then did someone tell him?

Yan Mo did not trust anyone; even if Cao Ting master and servant and He Tu’s entire family all expressed good opinions of him and he still had a bit of benevolence towards them.

However if it was Cao Ting and them who informed him, how come they didn’t tell the priest earlier? Needed to wait till Yuan Zhan came back before telling?

Why did Yuan Shan and Yuan Diao appear at the canopy at this time? Were they really Yuan Zhan’s friends?

Fine, Yan Mo was accustomed to conspiracy theories. One of his many problems was always thinking that things would become a problem, moreover always thinking that people were terrible. As the proverb says, put yourself in someone else’s shoes. His heart was black, naturally he would not think that people’s hearts were pure.

Yan Mo was still letting his imagination run wild. He even thought that if he could escape today, even if his scum points were to break 100 million again, it was required to be attacked a little.

The old priest Qiu Shi did not have many wrinkles on his face, but each one was very deep, especially the two smile lines on the sides of his lips were both deep and long. It made his appearance seem very stern, not good natured.

After he finished asking that question and paused for a moment, he saw that the youth’s face displayed confusion so he raised his head. When his eyes snuck a peak at him, he talked again.

“When Lie was hunting the clouded leopard he broke his arm. At that time, hunting with him was Shan and Diao who used branches to fix it, then tied it with straw rope. After coming back, they came looking for me to treat the wound. I then realized this method, Shan and Diao said that this method was taught by you.”

Qiu Shi stared at the youth’s eyes.

This method of fixing a broken bone, he only taught to Cao Ting so it must be Cao Ting who was worried for the safety of her own master and taught Yuan Diao. Then Yuan Diao taught Yuan Shan, then these two men used this method to help the arm of the man called Lie. Yan Mo thought it through in just a moment.

As the priest’s words fell down in a flash, Yuan Shan and Yuan Diao felt a sense of shame that made them tremble a bit, but they did not open their mouth to explain.

It really was Yuan Shan and Yuan Diao who sold him out? The youth with his stunned face looked at the two of them. Tears all at once began to overflow from the rims of his eyes—he was already hurt and wanted to cry earlier. The most important was that Yuan Shan and Yuan Diao’s actions would not subtract him scum points, and he would also have to bear their consequences. It really was unjust!

Yuan Zhan’s expression did not change, to the extent that he did not even glance at Yuan Shan and them. As if his slave’s life or death and friend’s informer did not count as much.

Even if those two people really did betray him, at the moment he could only refuse to admit. The entire youth’s face was full of panic and fear, “Report, reporting to Master Priest, I don’t know this situation, I swear! I don’t recognize Master Lie, how could I harm him?”

“Harm him?” The old priest revealed a disdainful smile, turned around and walked back to the stone platform. If he had any previous doubts, after personally seeing this slave, these misgivings vanished cleanly. This kind of wonderful method, how could it be possible to be concocted by a ten-something year old child that lacked courage and confidence.

Seeing that Shan and Diao both did not deceive him, that method must really work as they’ve said. After having seen He’s arm injury, afraid to come across the same injury conditions of He, even blindly thought to foolishly buy and sell for a profit.

The old priest entirely did not consider that the small slave would deceive him. He figured that even if this child of unknown age could deceive people, he would not be able to fool his eyes.

With more experience of life than the old priest, Yan Mo sneered in his mind. This old silly fool was really trying to swindle him. His outer appearance portraying his rank, he bewilderedly looked at Yuan Shan and Yuan Diao. With a crying sound he began to  yell, “Master Da Shan, Master Da Diao, I beg you to tell Master Priest. This situation has nothing to do with me, I…. Master, save me, save me, wuwu!”

The youth dragged his leg and began to crawl. With difficulty he crawled to the side Yuan Zhan’s leg, hugging onto his leg while repeatedly crying and pleading.

Yuan Zhan with one foot kicked him away, coldly opened his mouth. “Want to kill him?”

The old priest turned around, “Leaving an outsider is always not good, don’t even talk about this youth’s dubious background, even if he really was a member of the Yanshan Tribe, it is still trouble. We partake in trade with the Zhi Tribe, if we allow the Zhi Tribe to know that we offered shelter to their enemy…”

The Chief sitting cross legged on the stone platform pursed his brows, the old priest crossed the line, but it was nothing more than a slave.

The leader of the warriors, Yuan Zheng, also had a bit of anxiousness watching the youth, he hoped the youth would calm down a bit.

Yuan Zhan was truly indeed very calm, even when he talked he had no change of intonation, “Is Master Qiu Shi afraid of the Zhi Tribe?”

“Impudent!” The old priest’s expression changed, angrily shouting, “You know perfectly well I didn’t mean that!”

“Then that’s good. MY Yuan Ji Tribe warrior raising one slave, does not need to still look at the Zhi Tribe’s expression.”

The old priest slapped the stone platform and angrily shouted, “Da Zhan, did you already forget that the Zhi Tribe already captured Yanshan and that from now on all of our salt must be exchanged from the Zhi Tribe?”

Yuan Zhan indifferently replied, “So what?”

The old priest did not dare believe that the youth would unexpectedly be this courageous in front of many people, especially contradict him in the presence of the chief. Persistently facing this Rank 2 Warrior status, caused him to also be incapable to do as he pleased. At once his face carried a wrathful look and he looked towards the tribe warrior responsible for reward and punishment, Yuan Zheng. Using his gaze to try to compel him to lift his head up by himself.

The imposing Yuan Zheng walked to Yuan Zhan who was of similar height, stretched out a fist and beat his chest and with deep and profound voice, “Master Qiu Shi’s worry is also reasonable.”

The old priest became happy, but Yuan Zheng’s next phrase almost had his morale flipped.

“But my Yuan Ji Tribe Warriors has never been afraid of anyone else before!” Yuan Zheng’s voice paused for a moment, then simply shouted, “Zhan”

“Here!”

“If Zhi Tribe refuses to trade us salt?”

“Kill!”

“If Zhi Tribe declares war on us?”

“Kill!”

“Good!” Yuan Zheng gave Yuan Zhan another fist then returned to his original position.

Just like that? That guy was so unbridled to me, so rude, did they not see it? The old priest was angry.

He originally did not approve of letting Yuan Zheng become the leader of this flock of sheep excluding the chief but the Chief did not listen to him. This man who could only fight in closed quarters, in his eyes basically had no qualifications to become the next chief of the Yuan Ji Tribe!

“Master Qiu Zhang!” The old priest glared with grief and indignation at the Chief.

The chief finally opened his mouth, “Is that method of using planks to fix the broken bone actually effective?”

The old priest did not understand why he shifted topics in conversation, but the chief asked so he had no choice but to reply, “It has a specific effect, if it’s not a very serious bone injury, this method can greatly avoid the bone to grow crooked.”

The chief nodded his head, “Very good, since it is so, give Shan and Diao one merit.”

Yuan Zheng right fist thumped his chest, indicating that he remembered.

“In addition, that child will continue to be Zhan’s slave. This discovery of the Setose Thistle will be credited to Zhan’s head. Tomorrow distribute the winter food, at the same time give out the reward.”

“Yes.”

The Chief waved his hand, “Zhan, there is no problem of yours here anymore, bring your slave back.”

“Yes.” Yuan Zhan bowed, then took the mentioned youth, carrying him in his arms and was preparing to leave.

“Wait!” The old priest’s complexion was ashen, this matter absolutely could not end in such a way. From when he treated Yuan Bing in order to delay Yuan Zhan, all the people led by Yuan Zhan, their objections towards him became bigger and bigger. Nowadays they actually dare to embarrass him in front of the chief. This situation if he tolerated it, from now on in front of the tribe warriors what prestige would he still have?

“Qiu Shi.”

“Master Qiu Zhang!” Without waiting for the chief to finish talking, the old priest opened his mouth to interrupt and quickly spoke, “Letting Da Zhan to shelter this slave is fine, his legs and feet are no good, also needs a reliable slave to attend.”

The people listening to this began to feel uncomfortable. The situation of Yuan Zhan’s left leg having an issue, everyone was clear about it in their minds but would never say it in front of his face. As a warrior, who would want to admit they were disabled? But the old priest never cared in spite of this taboo, seeing Yuan Zhan he brought up this issue for a reason, everybody understood the reason in their hearts.

Yuan Zhan was carrying his own slave, his face expressionless.

Yan Mo drooped his eyes to calculate how to put to death that old silly fool. He might get an increase of scum points, but to kill him did not mean his days in the Yuan Ji tribe would get better. Kill a priest, a new priest would still come out. No matter if Yuan Ji Tribe people were fond of this priest or not, compared with a stranger with “hidden intents”, naturally the priest inside his tribe would still be more trustworthy.

“Qiu Shi, what did you want to say?” The chief asked with no other choice.

The old priest gave himself what he believed to be a big magnanimous smile,  “Just now I asked Da Zhan, whether or not if he forgot the affair that my tribe needs to trade with Zhi Tribe for salt. He answered me in this way, his tone of speaking was indifferent, as if he wasn’t anxious about the situation that the tribe needs to use salt. It must be because Da Zhan already discovered a new salt land, perhaps already almost discovered? Master Qiu Zhang, how long can we use the stored salt that we have now?”

As soon as this talk came out, everyone understood the old priest’s intentions.

Yan Mo in his mind held up a middle finger to this old priest, inwardly ridiculing this ruthless master that was going to get in trouble. But switching thinking targets, his heart suddenly madly leaped. This was obviously an opportunity! His bitter target seeking opportunity was already delivered to his face!

Yuan Diao and the four that had not spoken a word all mutually glanced at each other, Yuan Diao strode forward a step and began to open his mouth.

The Chief lifted his hand, preventing Yuan Diao and them from speaking, responding, “This time after hunting, the stored salt will be used up. Before winter we must exchange enough salt to last the winter. This problem you guys may as well know.”

Yuan Zheng looked at Yuan Zhan. “Zhan, Did you find a new salt land?”

Yuan Zhan wanted to honestly answer that he didn’t, but Yan Mo clutched him with his nails for a moment.

The old priest also did not want to give Yuan Zhan a chance to reply, instantly gave orders without authorization. “Da Zhan, for the sake of the entire tribe, can you be ready to go out and look for a new salt land?”

Yuan Diao couldn’t bear it anymore and cut in, “Master Qiu Zhang, Master Priest, winter is about to come, to go out at this time…”

The old priest simply ignored him, fixed his stare on Yuan Zhan, sinisterly smiled and asked. “What’s wrong, you don’t dare? You just said that you were  a warrior of Yuan Ji Tribe, you weren’t afraid of anything?”

He might not have said it like that. Yuan Zhan did not take the old priest’s bait, but regarding the situation of the salt land, he and Zheng and them had discussed while hunting. Zhi Tribe was not like the Yanshan Tribe, this was a insatiable and greedy tribe. After they controlled Yanshan, other tribes who wanted to exchange for salt inevitably had to spend an enormous sum.

For this reason, looking for a new salt land or tribe that had salt to trade was absolutely necessary, and this situation Zheng had wanted to discuss with the chief. He planned on waiting till the new year in the spring to go out and look. Right now the old priest speaking up only got the problem to shift earlier and nudged it open, nothing more.

Yan Mo poked Yuan Zhan, screaming in his mind: Agree! Hurry and agree!

To Yuan Zhan this was absolutely a difficult mission, but wasn’t it a good opportunity for Yan Mo to leave the Yuan Ji Tribe in addition to seek development? Although the opportune moment and season wasn’t very good, but he already did not want to wait for a second better chance.

Not limited to Yuan Zhan, his idea was to trick a few people to follow him and leave together, otherwise it would just be him and Yuan Zhan. The danger on the road would be too great.

What should be done? Yan Mo’s brain swiftly shifted open, every kind of harmful ideas came in a continuous stream.

Yuan Zhan looked at the chief.

The chief muttered to himself.

Yuan Zheng opened his mouth, “Master Qiu Zhang, I have business to discuss with you.”

It seemed as though the chief was waiting for this phrase, at once waved his hand, “Everyone leave. Zheng and the priest stay.”

“Yes.” All the warriors all thumped their chest, followed behind Yuan Zhan and left the canopy.

The old priest’s annoyance managed to slip away, immediately angrily glared at Yuan Zheng.

Yuan Zheng acted as if he did not to see it.

The chief sighed, “My priest ah, you’re old come sit. To look for a new salt land is not a trifling matter, this matter to only depend on Zhan will never be completed.”

“I only meant good for the tribe!”

“I know.” The chief tried to placate the old priest as much as possible, at the same time gestured for someone to put down the curtain to the tent entrance.

Yuan Zhan and them came out from the canopy. As soon as they exited the canopy, several of their expressions immediately livened up.

The 30-40 year old warrior Yuan Lie seemingly thought about what to say to Yuan Zhan, was pulled over by the red date man. “Brother, if you have something to say it can wait till tomorrow.”

Yuan Zheng turned his head to look at the canopy, lifted up his right arm which was in a good condition and thumped his chest to Yuan Zhan, then left with his younger brother.(1)

Yuan Zhan also did not speak with Yuan Diao and company, put out a distant expression, holding onto Yan Mo and hurriedly left. Poor baby just now was probably in so much pain he persistently poked him, most likely he couldn’t endure it anymore. If he hadn’t noticed that the little slave was not bleeding too much, he feared he probably would be incapable of restraining himself until now.

Yuan Diao followed Yuan Zhan with his gaze into the distance, looked around and saw no one and used his elbow to harass Yuan Shan. Couldn’t help but swear a bit, “That old codger is getting more and more sly, we obviously didn’t even say anything and he’s still trying to force something on us.”

Yuan Shan’s eyes were facing forward into the distance, lips minutely stirring. “He wants to swindle Xiao Mo, after all Xiao Mo not only comes from an unknown origin, but also as soon as he came, the setose thistle came out, the method of fixing a broken bone with branches also came out. Master Qiu Shi would suspect if he was normal.”

“Not just that? He most likely also very much wants to sow discord between us and Da Zhan, he doesn’t want us and Da Zhan to be too close.”

“Old fool, already senile. Xi Rang clan advancement in the tribe compared to us Fei Sha clan is older. Da Zhan was born in the tribe, grew up in the tribe, a person with their roots from the Yuan Ji Tribe, how could he care about the clans? In the future if that old fool keeps trying to expel him like that, someone who originally did not have disloyalty will still be able to force up disloyalty.”

Yuan Diao coldly snorted, “He did not approach Da Zhan in the first place because he was not a Hei Yuan clan member and deliberately treated Yuan Bing first who did not have a severe injury, and put Da Zhan at the very last?”

Yuan Shan disdainfully sneered, “That old fool wants to turn Da Bing into the next next chief, see if that person can boost him up.”

“Who said Yuan Bing is Hei Yuan clan’s original chief’s only heir? Who said Captain Zheng is also Xi Rang clan? The priest who is a Hei Yuan clansman is probably afraid.”

“Afraid of what? You and I are from the Fei Sha Clan lineage, then in the future is he is also thinking about getting rid of us?” Yuan Shan’s heart was discontent, his straightforward face was covered with a murderous look. “That old fool actually making Da Zhan go look for new salt land in the winter, isn’t this forcing Da Zhan to head towards death? In the winter his leg will flare up even worse. This situation, it wasn’t like they didn’t know! This problem, what exactly is the chief going to do? ?Will the old fool continue to cause suffering? He also does not fear that the old fool will break apart the tribe!”

“You think the chief doesn’t want to get rid of the old fool? If it wasn’t for Qiu Ning who hasn’t fully inherited all from the priest….”

Yuan Diao and Yuan Shan’s talking voices got more and more quiet. Afterwards to release steam and to deceive the public, they simply snuck back into the plaza to run wild again for some time. Until the crowd was quickly dispersing did they return to the tent area.


 

  1. Younger brother: The actual term is “Xiong Di”. It’s a term for men younger than you. This term isn’t really used for blood related brothers, but for men who have a close relationship that they refer to each other as brothers.

 

Sorry that I’ve been MIA for two weeks. I just went dead and haven’t really been on my computer for awhile. Trying to get myself back on track.

 

And if there is some confusion, I’ll compare it this way.

Tribes =  Places/cities

Clans = races/ethnic groups

So in the Yuan Ji Tribe, there are different clans. Hope that helps!

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LMSE- Chapter 5

Chapter 5- Makeover

 

Gu Bokai had a lot of strength. When he was dragging Cheng Jinyu, it was like he was pulling along a small chick, never giving Cheng Jinyu a chance to resist.

The two exited the Civil Affairs Bureau as it was just about to close for break, they would only have to wait till noon to come again.

Cheng Jinyu, “Don’t need to buy one, I have good clothes at my house. I’ll go home now and change.”

“Your good clothes?” Gu Bokai scornfully replied, “You have any?”

“Of course I do.” Cheng Jinyu wanted to get away from Gu Bokai’s hold on him, only Gu Bokai’ was too strong, he simply just couldn’t struggle free.

“Can your clothes match my clothes?”

Cheng Jinyu, “Why is it not you match with me?”

Gu Bokai naturally replied, “Regretful, I’ll never be able to match you.”

Cheng Jinyu felt that he was a bit laughable, from when did he have the qualifications to revolt. He had always gone with the flow with Chen Yuze and his crew. Of course with Gu Bokai, who was favored by god, he would be incompatible. It was impossible to match for his entire lifetime.

Cheng Jinyu did not continue to struggle and let Gu Bokai drag him to a large department store not far away.

Gu Bokai took a glance at the department store’s map then directly dragged Cheng Jinyu to the third floor.

But Cheng Jinyu did not think that Gu Bokai would unexpectedly take him to a hair salon.

“What is this for?”

“Do you actually think your hairstyle is good?”

Cheng Jinyu already knew that his hairstyle was not good, or it was better to say it wasn’t even a style. Even he did not need to make it like the lid of a pot and did not want it like that.

But this was a suggestion from Tan Liyun, Cheng Jinyu could only follow her wish.

Gu Bokai directly plopped Cheng Jinyu into a seat.

“Who is the best hair stylist in your salon?”

A 30 year old man walked over. “I am the head stylist of this salon. Mister, what kind of requirements do you have?”

Gu Bokai pointed at Cheng Jinyu and replied, “Fix him up nicely.”

“Ok, immediately.” This young person had also experienced the world, one glance and he could tell Gu Bokai was not an average person, naturally he did not dare to even slightly neglect him.

The young man lifted Cheng Jinyu’s thick and heavy hair, seeing Cheng Jinyu’s delicate facial features he responded. “Mister, you are so handsome! What hairstyle would you like?”

Gu Bokai immediately replied “Don’t ask him, Just do whatever you think would look good. He has no perception.”

Cheng Jinyu did not want to respond to him. This kind of person, if you only say one phrase to him, he’ll have a dozen scathing remarks waiting for you in return. In any case it doesn’t cost money, he’ll just accept it as a treat.

The stylist also did his best and spent around two hours on Cheng Jinyu’s head. In the middle as he was softening the hair, Cheng Jinyu fell asleep.

Cheng Jinyu did not know that Gu Bokai had so much time to waste, he also knew this person from very early on. Although he and Chen Yuze together were always stirring up trouble, but everytime he came he was in a hurry. Everybody knew he was very busy because he was currently the president of a group.

Cheng Jinyu turned his head to take a look at him. Gu Bokai was sitting on a sofa not too far, hand holding a magazine, but his eyes were not on the magazine at all.

Cheng Jinyu was honestly a little tired of it, “How long left?”

The stylist smiled and replied, “It’s about to be done, your hair hasn’t been nourished in a long time! The hair quality is not very good.”

“He’s never done it.” Gu Bokai didn’t forget to say his one sentence.

The stylist whispered, “What is your relationship?”

Cheng Jinyu perhaps felt too bored, wiggling his eyebrows and responded, “Lovers.”

The stylist was flabbergasted and Gu Bokai immediately stood up. “Who is a lover with you? Don’t tape gold on your face, ok(1)? Would my kind of people have your kind as a lover?”

Cheng Jinyu coughed, “Ok, then we can forget about the whole certificate situation.”

“You—-”

The stylist hurried to try and smooth things over, “Oh, so originally you two were here for a certificate, congratulations congratulations!” the stylist smiled and turned to look at Gu Bokai, “Mister, you really have good vision. Although this person right now at first glance is undistinguished in appearance, but his foundation is very good. Only need to dress up a little and he will absolutely be a handsome man.”

“His hair style will be done in just a moment, you will see in a moment. That’s right, if you switch to a good outfit, if he stood in front of you, he would definitely not be inferior.”

Gu Bokai coldly snorted, seemingly did not agree with the stylist’s words.

The stylist smiled and in a whisper he spoke to Cheng Jinyu, “Your partner’s temper is very big.”

“That person is a white swan, flies in the sky. I am the lazy frog on the ground, sitting at the bottom of the well and thinking I’ve seen the whole world.” (2)

“Hahaha, you’re very amusing.” the stylist laughed as he got up.

Because Cheng Jinyu’s talking voice was not loud, Gu Bokai did not hear what they were talking about. He only saw the stylist laugh and get up, corners of Cheng Jinyu’s lips were also cracked open.

Gu Bokai felt a bit uncomfortable, how come he didn’t shift his ear over for a bit just now to hear what kind of interesting things they must have said.

The stylist seemingly wanted to intentionally bring a climax to the situation, brought Cheng Jinyu inside to finalize the design.

“It’s done, it’s done. Sir hurry and come here to take a look.” The stylist smiled at Gu Bokai and called him over.

Gu Bokai strided over with his long legs, in front of his eyes Cheng Jinyu seemed as though he was reborn. The thick heavy hair was now very thin. The hair that was covering the eyebrows was completely trimmed off. Cheng Jinyu’s five facial features were completely displayed, a threatening beauty.

“How is it? Isn’t he well matched with you sir? This gentleman was originally very handsome, just only need to properly tidy up and he would definitely a beautiful man.” The stylist replied happily.

Gu Bokai coldly snorted, “Still the same soil!” (3)

“Where…” The stylist wanted to defend himself. Cheng Jinyu tugged on him and said, “I think it’s very good, thank you.”

Yes, Cheng Jinyu felt that it has been a very long time since he felt fresh and tidy. He also had not displayed his five features and forehead in a very long time

The him in the mirror, actually gave Cheng Jinyu the guts to look brand new with a new sensation.

Yes! He should ought to have a new view of living life! If he can survive, he had been drunk or dreaming for the past ten years, he really couldn’t continue like this anymore.

“Where to settle the bill?” A man obviously unsatisfied, but anxious to check out spoke.

The stylist smiled as he patted Cheng Jinyu on the back. “Straighten up, I noticed you have a bit of a hunchback. Like this it greatly subtracts from your handsome and natural appearance.”

Cheng Jinyu straightened out his back and waist, “Thank you.”

Gu Bokai came out from the hair salon.

“Not good. What head stylist, such garbage! Look at yourself,” Cheng Jinyu turned around to stare at him.

“What’s wrong with me?”

Gu Bokai’s eyes met Cheng Jinyu’s bright and piercing eyes. He immediately turned his gaze to the side and did not continue to talk.

Cheng Jinyu did not say anything, noticed a descending elevator not too far away and was about to go get ready to head down.

“What are you doing?”

“Go downstairs! The Civil Affairs Bureau should be open by now.”

“Go up.”

“What are we going up for?”

Gu Bokai wished for iron to turn into steel and replied, “Of course it’s to buy you a clothes! Didn’t the stylist already say? You need to properly dress up, you dress like a beggar.”

Chen Yuze said, Gu Bokai was a machine madman. His mind would always be thinking about work, work! Didn’t even have time to eat or drink.

Zhang Hongyu said, The thing I dislike the most is to be alone with Brother Bokai. because he is always fast! Fast! Quickly! He urges me to hasten,  to the point that I can’t even go to the bathroom.

But the man before his eyes dragging Cheng Jinyu to roam around for almost two hours on the street, who exactly is this person! Cheng Jinyu had never tried on this many garments before, his entire body was so tired that he almost couldnt even stand anymore.

Accompanying Gu Bokai to stroll the streets was more intense then cleaning the entire Chen House.

Wasn’t today for getting a marriage certificate? Isn’t it something that takes two minutes? Why was it this troublesome? How did it turn into a walk on the street. The point was, Cheng Jinyu’s stomach was growling in hunger.

When Cheng Jinyu really couldn’t bare it anymore, Gu Bokai took large strides and walked over. Behind him were 7-8 female attendants, and in each of their hands was a large pile of clothing.

Cheng Jinyu immediately cried out a sound, he was truly tired to death. As it turns out it wasn’t young master Gu who killed his wives, all of them were like this and simply became tired to death.

Gu Bokai saw Cheng Jinyu laying on top of the sofa taking a break, unhappily said, “Hurry and get up, try these clothes.”

Cheng Jinyu still had not spoken. Stomach growling, “If you don’t want to marry me then just say it, no need to play this kind of trick and torment me.”

“I’m tormenting you? I have also not eaten yet.”

Cheng Jinyu sat up, “Young Master Gu, it’s already 4 o’clock. The Civil Affairs Bureau is going to close.”

Gu Bokai took out his cellphone to take a look, it really was past 4 already. Cheng Jinyu’s stomach growled once again.

Gu Bokai, “I have no doubt it was yesterday that you heard you were going to marry me. Became so happy you couldn’t eat or sleep.”

Cheng Jinyu was really tired and couldn’t stand it, didn’t even have any energy to rebut him.

Gu Bokai took out his phone to call Xiao Ma, “Buy some food and deliver it up here, I’m on the fifth floor.”

Don’t know what Xiao Ma responded with, probably asking the specific location because Gu Bokai responded with, “Come and you’ll see.”

Cheng Jinyu mumbled to himself. The entire fifth floor’s shop assistants were all here. The crowd of people watching was also not little, how could you not see it.

A female attendant smiled and stepped forward, “Mister, What do we do with these clothes? It really suits the gentleman over there, wearing it must be extremely good looking.”

“Ah yes, these are all the clothes we meticulously picked out for the gentleman. This, sir , when he wears them would definitely be very good looking.”

“That’s right, that’s right.”

7-8 attendants all came in, one after another all promoting their own clothing.

Cheng Jinyu laid down on the sofa again to play dead. In case Gu Bokai dared to make him go try on clothes again, Cheng Jinyu will definitely die for him to see.

Gu Bokai took a look at those clothes, “Pack all of them, I’ll buy it.”

Cheng Jinyu abruptly sat up on the couch, “Are you crazy?”

Those attendants hearing these words, each and everyone of them were extremely happy, hastily rushed back to their own stores to package, afraid that this money bag would rescind his words.

Cheng Jinyu not too far had to shove away a pile of clothes. There was also 9 attendants waiting at the side of those clothes. These nine attendants all hurriedly stepped forward, the attendant’s clothes were the clothes that Cheng Jinyu just tried on.

Gu Bokai did not wait for these girls to step forward and speak, simply waved his hand, “Pack it all, I’ll buy it too.”

“Ah ah ah!” The entire fifth floor’s menswear boutiques all shouted and jumped for joy. They had probably never seen this kind of person, practically bought the entire floor’s clothes.

When Xiao Ma came up, he unexpectedly had to confront a mountain of clothing.

Young master what is going on? The clothes disappeared like a ghost, had the young master baffled.

This much clothing one couldn’t even wear them all in a lifetime. Although they were not international brand name clothes, it is still count as high quality goods. It was too many The point was it was too many, when will you finish wearing?

Cheng Jinyu couldn’t bear it and said, “Don’t give it to me, I don’t want it.”

“Who said I was giving it to you, think I’m showering affection on an uninterested party?”

“Then why are you having me try them on? All the ones you bought were all worn by me.”

Gu Bokai frowned, “Donate! To aid a young poor man like you, can’t do that?”

Cheng Jinyu and this man were not on the same channel, did not pay heed to him.

Gu Bokai threw the food Xiao Ma brought into Cheng Jinyu’s face and said, “Something this disgusting and you can still eat it? Give all of it for you to eat, can’t consume it and die.”

Cheng Jinyu was so hungry that he was about to faint, instantly grabbed the food and immediately started filling his stomach.

After eating and drinking his fill, under Gu Bokai’s strong demands, Cheng Jinyu found a pure white suit from the giant pile of clothes and put it on.

Wearing the western style leather shoes, his entire body temperament changed. Inside he wore a blue striped collared shirt. Carrying a casual and lively element, the two buttons on his chest were not buttoned up and clearly revealed his collarbone. The white overcoat was also not buttoned. The white trousers he wore helped mold to his slender legs, perfectly straight.

Cheng Jinyu might have been very tired for his face had a trace of sluggishness. It added a bit of melancholy and made his entire person become rather mysterious and more bewitching.

Like this Gu Bokai dragged Cheng Jinyu back to the Civil Affairs Bureau. The staff there were the same as the morning staff and the staff member anxiously and honestly replied, “Very well-matched, very suitable.” Then right afterwards pressed down on the stamp.

Xiao Ma, who was behind, excitedly shouted into the phone, “Got the certificate, already got the certificate.”

Immediately from the hall of the Civil Affairs Bureau poured out several men dressed in black western style suits. They directly circled around Cheng Jinyu and Gu Bokai, putting them in the middle of their circle.

“What is this?” Gu Bokai angrily yelled.


 

(1) Gold on your face: Tooting your own horn, bragging about yourself

(2) This sentence is actually referring to a chinese idiom. 井底之蛙(Frog at the bottom of the well). It’s used to represent someone who is narrow minded/ignorant. The story is about a frog at the bottom of the well who thought his life was spectacular and that his well was the world. It wasn’t until he left that he realized he was wrong.

(3) Same kind of soil: He’s implying that although the surface changed, the inside personality is still the same. CJY is still unsophisticated even though he has a new appearance.

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BAW- Chapter 16

Chapter 16- Is there anyone more vexxed than me?

 

Yuan Zhan got up and walked to the entrance of the tent, blocking the sight of the young warrior.

The corners of the warrior’s lips lifted. Winking he asked, “Where did you pick up that child? Looks particularly thrilling, only he’s too thin, his body doesn’t have enough meat. Won’t trade for 20 dates, will you trade for 30 red dates? Those dates are particularly big and sweet!”

Yuan Zhan bumped into him for a moment and coldly snorted. “Pick one up yourself.”

“You can’t pick up something like this. Really won’t trade?”

Yuan Zhan kicked him with one leg while  also grabbing onto the young warrior’s shoulders and pulled him into his arms. Dropping his voice and he asked, “Why is the chief calling for me?”

“Do you want to know?” The young warrior deliberately dragged out the words.

Yuan Zhan shut up. He forcefully changed the direction the youth was facing by spinning him around, raised his foot and kicked his butt.

“You can go report back.”

The young warrior was thrown forward from the kick, staggering for two steps before stopping. With a face full of bitterness he turned his head and in a low voice made a noise. “Hey hey hey! I didn’t say that I was unwilling to talk!”

Yuan Zhan thought a moment. “I’ll let you grope for a moment.”

The young warrior’s eyes brightened, but right after in a low voice he muttered under his breath. “What’s the use of only touching for a moment? Alright alright, I am also not clear about the details of the situation, but before coming here I heard Master Qiu Shi mention to the Chief something about weeds that stop bleeding.”

“Only this?”

“Only this. I want to grope a few times!”

“……Fine.” Only letting you grope the foot.

Receiving a promise, the young warrior left content. Yuan Zhan returned back to the tent.

Yan Mo looked at the torch and thought of an idea. Seeing Yuan Zhan come inside, he lifted his head and looked in his direction.

Yuan Zhan walked to the front of Yan Mo and crouched down, not thinking it was dirty or smelly, he first touched both feet separately. When he had enough of touching, he caught a hold of the youth’s right leg and frowned.

Yan Mo didn’t understand his intention and took it as regret. “It’s fine since you didn’t completely pull it off just now, just re wrap it again.”

Yuan Zhan shook his head, “No use.”

What was no use?

“Fei Quan has seen your injuries. I don’t know if he will report your matter to the priest, Qiu Shi, or not. But if Master Qiu Shi wants to investigate you, he will certainly dig up your background.”

“Why would he want to investigate me?”

“Because of the Setose Thistle Leaves. The behaviors of Cao Ting and the others cannot be hidden from the other tribe members. I heard Cao Ting say that you gave her permission to tell others about how it stopped bleeding?”

“Yes.”

“Then the situation about the Setose Thistle leaves must have already spread around the tribe. There may have also been people who already used it and discovered that it was genuinely effective, otherwise Master Qiu Shi would not be wanting to see a slave.”

The situation of Setose Thistle leaves being effective must have gradually spread through the Yuan Ji Tribe. Yan Mo already knew from the Transformation Guide.

Because the night before, Yan Mo discovered that every night the guide would add up all the stats. It counted the results of using the thistle leaves from specific people as contributions to his own head, and these specific people could only be his personally taught students, such as Cao Ting and He Tu. If it was a student taught by Cao Ting or He Tu, the success of using the setose thistle leaves would not be contributed to him.

Not just the Setose Thistle, but the manufacture method of the needles, sterilizing with salt water, straw mat weaving, constricting bleeding, simple wrapping methods, etc… To some extent, he subtracted many points as repayment from Cao Ting and the others.

This  “MLM pattern to reduce scum points method” was only effective from his first generation of students that he personally taught. , Yan Mo thought to himself this was most likely a trick from the Transformation Guide to encourage him to personally teach more people?

Yan Mo pulled back his train of thought and sat up straight, “So Master Qiu Shi might examine my wound?”

“You are the first person to use the Setose Thistle leaves in the tribe. To make sure you don’t harm people and also to see the effect, Master Qiu Shi will inevitably want to examine your wound. Not to mention……” Yuan Zhan paused for a moment, “He will look at your owner, I’m not too pleasing to the eye.”

“So… the priest that wants to look at the unpleasing you in order not to suspect me, my leg that has grown back needs to be broken again, slashed?” After coming here, this was the second time Yan Mo’s expression cracked.

Yuan Zhan pretended to nod his head with heavy heart. “Da He has the capability to become a warrior in the tribe, he can get wipe off the herbs and pretend that his wound healed without it and Qiu Shi would carefully examine it. But you are a slave, and you’re MY slave.”

So was I involved because of you? Yan Mo found it very difficult to endure those four “You are really useless” words because he also knew that it had nothing to do with Yuan Zhan. If he was the same as other slaves, then that priest might not have noticed him.

“Beloved master, do I still have enough time to flee at the moment? If you could let me run, I swear in the future I will repay you.” Originally he was happy that God finally gave him a bit of special treatment, but right now he just merely wanted to give God a vivisection.(1)

Yuan Zhan did not understand the meaning of “beloved”, but he also understood that the youth was using his unique way to express his righteous indignant and discontent.

The youth jabbed at the teen’s cheeks and sneered, “How far can you even run? Don’t even need to talk about winter, can you even survive by yourself outside? Just outside, there are animals who are waiting to get past winter and will not let you go. Just break it, in any cause your healing abilities are better than others.”

Fuck! In any case it’s not your flesh and bone getting broken, the one in pain isn’t you is it?

“Fresh wounds and old wounds have very big differences, won’t the priest be able to tell?”

“At night, only the torches glow. Master Qiu Shi is also very old. Wipe some mud on the wound, do some devious trick, there’s a very big chance to pass it off.”

“Slashing it and being bitten are not the same.” There was a big difference between the two.

Yuan Zhan’s snow white teeth glistened, indicating that he didn’t mind helping him bite a few times.

Yan Mo looked at the developed canines of the youth, suddenly felt as though his right leg hurt very much.

“Hurry up and move! Can’t allow the Chief and Priest to wait too long.”

Yan Mo stared wide eyed at the gloomy youth and felt the urge to kill a certain someone, but even more he didn’t want the eyes of the tribe priest to stay glued to him because he healed too well. Damn it, what was this vexing situation? Why did he have to run into it?

Taking a deep breath, Yan Mo eventually stuck out his hand, “Please hand me the stone knife.”

Holding onto a bit of mentality, he confirmed again, “If Master Qiu Shi discovers that my ability to heal is pretty good, he will….”

Yuan Zhan pulled out the stone knife, licked it, and gave it to him. He opened his mouth to make the youth give up his wishful thinking. “Master Qiu Shi continuously drools over Hong Tu Tribe Priest’s bone powder. He wants its very much, but Hong Tu Tribe’s conditions for an exchange is too large. This caused Master Qiu Shi to continuously sigh with regret, wishing the messenger of god appeared around Yuan Ji Tribe first.”

After listening to these words Yan Mo did not have any more words to speak, taking the stone knife he cut his own thigh.

Fresh blood leaked out, with a pale face Yan Mo gave the stone knife back to Yuan Zhan. “Your strength is greater than mine, I’ll have to trouble you to help me chop my bone. Please be sure to neatly hack off a bit.” After he finished talking he grabbed a piece of worn out fur and stuffed it into his mouth.

…. He’s so stupid! Fearing that his feather headed master would not be careful and cut off his aorta, he drew a line across his thigh. Turns out he didn’t even have to draw it first! Maybe it was that guide that caused him to become stupid?

Seeing the youth place himself under his own knife without hesitation, Yuan Zhan began to grow a little bit of appreciation and respect for the youth for the first time.

If that child hadn’t been bitten by a beast, hadn’t been abandoned by his tribesmen, he would have definitely become a very excellent warrior.

However since he can treat his own injuries, why did his tribesmen still abandon him? Or was it that he accidently got separated from his tribesmen?

The youth touched the teen’s cheeks and the hand holding onto the stone knife drove down!

“Wu——”

The moon already rose to the top of the treetops, the plaza was still very lively and the scent of roast meat could be smelled everywhere.

Inside the tents, on the sides of the road, on top of the plaza, there were people everywhere tangled up together. The men’s howling sounds, women’s wailing sounds, noises of all kinds intermingled together. This evening was also the date that marked the continuation of the tribe.

On the other hand the noises from inside the tribe were all different. At the entrance of the tribe which Yan Mo had never seen before, the warriors in charge of the night shift were unaffected by the fiery atmosphere inside. All of them had unsmiling blank faces, holding spears as they carefully watched the roads and sky.

Yuan Zhan carrying Yan Mo brought him to the tribe chief. The curtains of the canopy were open, two warriors were guarding the front, didn’t even spare a glance at the two people walking past.

How come the development of a primitive tribe could drill out a disciplined army? Why was the chief of the Hong Tu tribe Called Zu Zhang, and the chief of the Yuan Ji Tribe was called Qiu Zhang (2)? Are they just randomly shouting words or did it actually have some other meaning included?

Yan Mo could not think too hard and could only temporarily put down the issue.

After Yuan Zhan entered he threw Yan Mo to the ground.

Yan Mo tumbled in a circle on the ground. Stimulating his newly chopped leg injury, he laid on his stomach in pain while continuously taking cold breaths and cursing names at somebody.

This dog X tribe! (3) Petty priest! Wait for the moment he leaves this tribe, he would definitely send back a punishment for all the grievances and pain he suffered in the tribe.

The canopy was considerably spacious, besides the old priest and chief chatting inside, there were several warriors standing there. Among them is the first person ranked below the chief, Yuan Zheng. There were four other warriors: Yuan Shan, Yuan Diao, the red dates man and a warrior that Yan Mo had never seen before who looked to be in the prime of his life.

After Yuan Zhan entered, he curled his right hand into a fist, at the same time lowered bowed his head and thumped his chest to the chief and priest. After he finished saluting, he stood up straight, looked straight ahead, and didn’t even say a word.

Yan Mo realized, inside this canopy all the warriors were standing exactly like Yuan Zhan. Even the expressions were almost the same. When Yuan Zhan brought him inside, no one even looked at him. The chief and old priest were sitting cross legged on top of a one meter high stone platform chatting. The stone platform was raised off the ground with level and smooth stones, the surface was covered with thick pelts.

“Zhan.” The chief looked at Yuan Zhan.

Yuan Zhan stepped forward one step.

“That is your slave?”

“Yes.”

“From where?”

“Yanshan Tribe, separated in flight.”

“Why doesn’t he have a slave mark yet?”

“Was hunting. Will tattoo tomorrow.”

Yuan Zhan’s answers were simple, but the Chief understood his words. He looked to the side at the old priest, Qiu Shi.

Qiu Shi nodded his head and asked, “Do you know about the Setose Thistle?”

“I know.”

“Is your slave a disciple of the Yanshan priest?”

“No.”

Qiu Shi did not chase the question, he had also met the Yanshan priest and the disciple before. Looking at the appearance of that slave, he was not the same person as that disciple.

“I have questions to ask your slave.”

“Yes.” Yuan Zhan bent his waist and grabbed Yan Mo who was laying on the ground, dragging him to the front of the stone platform.

Qiu Shi swept his gaze over the teen’s injured leg and asked, “How did you know know that weed was called Setose Thistle and that it could stop bleeding? And could also be eaten as food?”

Yan Mo did not dare to raise his head, trembling he answered, “Reporting to Master Priest, this type of weed was taught to me by my father.”

“Where is your father?”

“I.. I became separated from my tribesmen. I don’t know where they are now.” The teen curled up and cowered.

“You got injured?” Qiu Shi asked while knowing the answer.

“Yes.”

“Also used Setose Thistle?”

“Yes.”

Qiu Shi waved his hand, ordering Yuan Zhan, “Open it and take a look.”

Yuan Zhan immediately squatted down, stuck out a hand and unwrapped the hay and completely wiped off the thistle residue on the youth’s right thigh.

Blood immediately began to leak from the youth’s leg, the youth’s entire body trembled from pain but he did not dare to resist.

Qiu Shi came down from the stone platform, walked to the side of the youth and lowered his hand to examine, a strange smell entered his nostrils.

Inside the canopy only four torches were lit. It wasn’t very bright but it was enough for him to view the wound. He only needed to look at the rough idea.

The old priest slightly covered his own nose and saw that the youth’s wound did not look like it was bitten. The broken bone inside managed to join together, but the break section was still very clear. Obviously he hadn’t started to heal. These conditions matched with what Fei Quan told him.

The wound was a bit dirty, but it still counted as fresh. No obvious appearance of rot, and it also didn’t bleed just now with the herbal medicine smeared on top. It wasn’t until the herbs was wiped off that fresh blood started to flow again, proving that the setose thistle leaves really did have an effect.

Qiu Shi suddenly extended his hand and used his finger to dig around the inside of the wound for a bit.

The youth was in so much pain he screamed.

Yuan Zhan gave no response.

Qiu Shi straightened his body, towards Yuan Zhan said, “Chop off his leg, this injury is not good. Winter is about to arrive, don’t keep a good-for-nothing.”

Chop your mom! Yan Mo gnashed his teeth in anger. He was very careful in damaging himself, as a result that old bastard not only stuck his finger and messed up his wound, the nails were old and dirty. If he was an ordinary slave, the leg would grow back inflamed and give him an infection.

“Wait for winter to start.” Yuan Zhan’s words were simple, but everybody in the giant tent understood his meaning. He said that after winter starts and the youth’s leg injury did not get any better, he would make his move.

Qiu Shi kicked the youth’s injured leg, lowered his head to look at the youth’s face then suddenly asked, “Why do you not use the wooden planks to fix the broken bone?”

Yuan Zhan did not understand the meaning, but the bottom of Yan Mo’s heart turned cold. Oh no, not good!


 

  1. Vivisection: performing operations on live animals for experimentation and research.
  2. Zu Zhang: this is the actual word for “head of a clan”

          Qiu Zhang: actual word for “Chief of a Tribe”

      3.  X: I’m actually not sure but I think when they use X it’s their version of censorship,             like when we use ******.

 

Just as a translation note, in China the term Da Ren 大人 is a form of respectfully addressing someone older/more superior than you. The chief and the priest all have the word Da Ren after it to show that when the warriors talk to them they are respecting them. But I can’t find another respectful term in English so I’m just using the word “Master”. I’m trying to keep all the extra Chinese out so it doesn’t get as confusing later on.

 

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BAW- Chapter 15

Chapter 15- God’s Messenger is not as good as God pulling out a Lump of X

 

When the situation was over, Yuan Zhan was laying on top of the youth. Looking at the two holes in the ground that was dug out by the youth’s hands, out of satisfaction and claiming his ownership, he ruthlessly bit the youth’s neck.

Yan Mo’s whole body trembled in pain.

Suddenly there was a panting sound next to him.

Yan Mo tilted his head and finally realized that there were many people around them watching. Without exception, these people looked like warriors around Yuan Zhan’s age, each and every one of them were big and tall.

Someone used a hoarse voice to discuss with him.  “Da Zhan hurry up and get off, let me just do it once. I’ll trade 20 red dates.” As soon as he spoke he impatiently stuck out a hand to grope Yan Mo.

Yuan Zhan slapped away the hand of the thief. He was not willing to exchange right now, not even a tiny bit.

Yuan Shan watched as Yan Mo licked his lower lip then directly asked, “We exchange.”

“No exchange, will not exchange for anything.” Yuan Zhan got up from the youth’s body and touched his thigh without any difficulty. Touched until he had a hand covered in blood then instantly pulled him over his shoulder, pushed away the people blocking his path, and left the plaza.

Watching Yuan Zhan leave, the mouths of those people cursed and called him stingy, then surrounded Yuan Shan.

Yuan Shan was also rejected but he was not angry. Pulling up Wen Sheng, “Do you want to exchange with them? It’s an established custom. If you want, then you can go, the stuff will be given to you. Don’t want, then we’ll go to the plaza and eat roasted meat. Tonight you can eat a full meal.”

Wen Sheng hesitated a bit. He was a little interested in red dates, but rubbing his butt, he decided to keep his energy tonight to eat a full meal.

Yuan Zhan carried him over his shoulder back to the tent and discovered that his house was unexpectedly clean.

He thought it was from Cao Ting being hardworking, but was unaware that it was from his own slave. After he discovered his leg had grown back, he honestly could not stand the odd smells, bugs, and thick layers of dust inside the tent. Actually took two days to clean up the tent well.

Throwing him onto the bed, Yuan Zhan turned around to hang the curtain to his tent. Outside it was still bright, there was no need to waste a torch.

Yan Mo who was sprawled over the bed squirmed a bit, turned over his body to let him lay face up.

“Master, please give me some Setose Thistle leaves, ok? Thank you.” Yan Mo calmly and quietly asked. As long as he had this condition, he had never ill treated himself before. To have someone suddenly and forcefully, after the event don’t think that after my body heals you can continue again. To continuously engage in self-torture, this was a stupid thing that could only be done by people with negative intelligence.

Yuan Zhan walked to his side, kneeled on one knee on top of the dry haystack, suddenly grabbed the youth’s right leg, and instantly had all the wooden planks taken off.

“Master?” The youth let out an expression of fear and trepidation.

Yuan Zhan opened all the leaves wrapped around his wound and gently slid his finger over the healed skin, “Your leg really did get better.”

Yan Mo was a bit surprised, how could he tell? He was confident that his acting had no problems.

“If your leg hadn’t recovered yet, your posture and expression would not be like what I saw just now.” Also having suffered similar injuries, even to this day he clearly understood.

“Not to mention when I was doing you, your two legs were struggling with high spirits.”

Yan Mo smiled suddenly, “My bad, I had a lack of experience. The next time I fake, you won’t be able to find a weak point at all.”

“Who are you?” Yuan Zhan’s hand pressed on the youth’s chest, eyes closely watching him.

To continue on with his hoax or to give a small confession. Yan Mo took into account that in the future he might display something abnormal. Before leaving this owner in name, if he wanted to hide the truth from this shrewd guy it would undoubtedly be very difficult.

Sporting a joking tone, Yan Mo replied, “I am God…”

Yuan Zhan’s eyes suddenly widened.

“……’s messenger.”

Yan Mo looked at the guy’s expression. Getting ready to pounce, Yuan Zhan moved!

It was like when a leopard suddenly got angry. The youth pushed down on top of the teen’s body, hand grabbing the teen’s neck, expression incomparably malevolent he lowly growled.

“Shut up! If you continue to talk nonsense I’ll kill you!”

….. This development, how come it was different from what he imagined?

“I really am….”

Pa! Yuan Zhan unexpectedly slapped his face with the palm of his hand.

Yan Mo who just got hit began to bleed from his mouth and nose. His head thrummed for a while before he finally returned to normal. Yan Mo’s fingers dug into the worn out fur, he would remember this!

It’s not that Yuan Zhan did not not seethe hatred in the teen’s eyes, but he just didn’t care.

Slaves could hate their own owners, it was a normal situation.

To be killed by slaves that harbored hatred, in that case then the owner was really useless, couldn’t even subdue their own slave.

He wanted to subdue the teen, let him be an obedient slave to him from now on. But if he still didnt listen, he didn’t mind butchering him to become cured meat to pass through the winter.

“You are not a messenger of any God.” Yuan Zhan was gripping the teen’s neck, pausing after every word to reply.

“ E Wu (1)” Yan Mo’s face was red from being grabbed, both hands wanting to pry off the youth’s hand.

But that hand was like a pair of iron pliers. no matter how he pushed, pulled, teared at, or grabbed, it would not budge.

“Remember, if you say similar words like these in the future, I’ll cut off your tongue!”

“Wu wu… ” Yan Mo was out of breath, both legs desperately tried to press down. Move your hand, still haven’t moved your hand?

Kill him! Kill this disgraceful bastard!

No, cannot kill. Kill him, and he wouldn’t be able to live either.

Then just abandon him!

No, cannot determine how dangerous the future would be. If this guy was abandoned, he would most likely be sold to another person, there was also a small possibility to be given to his friends as winter food.

Listening to the tone of this bastard, he did not seem like he wanted to kill him. He endured until now, if he let go of his hand right now, would merely expose his own background. Kill this owner, there was no guarantee that his next master would be a good one.

In any case this person saved him and brought him back when he was dying from his injury. And this person also did not take advantage of him when he was still injured. And this person when he left, went to find someone to take care of him. Well….. He didn’t exchange him for food!

Kill him or abandon him, could he escape? Could he survive outside? Could he… escape the punishments of the guide?

Yan Mo, you need to think clearly!  

The youth controlling the teen’s life and death did not realize that his own life had already lived and died several times in a certain person’s intense mental debate.

Yuan Zhan released his hand and let the teen catch his breath.

Yan Mo’s breathing was too rushed and choked on the air.  Quickly covering his neck, he coughed like he was almost going to die.

Yuan Zhan’s gaze swept from the youth’s two legs, eyebrows knitted, the blood hadn’t stopped.

Yan Mo’s cough was too awful, in addition to the shock from his back,  uncomfortable tears fell down.

“I… I was only making a joke…” Yan Mo breathed heavily, stammering while trying to correct himself.

“Maybe you really are a disciple of the Yanshan Priest, or maybe you’re not.” Yuan Zhan stroked Yan Mo’s thigh covered in dust and blood and moved upwards a bit.

“I don’t care who you are, right now you are my slave. Even if you really are the messenger of God….” Yuan Zhan revealed a shallow and mocking sneer, took the youth’s balls into his own hands and grabbed tightly.

Yna Mo was in so much pain he screamed! Body suddenly curled up into a dried shrimp.

“Right now you are not.” Yuan Zhan lowered his head, bit the youth’s ear and said, “Unless you want to die.”

“Why… why do you say it like that?” Yan Mo gripped onto the youth’s solid arms and asked with a trembling voice. He wanted to know the reason.

Yuan Zhan felt that the youth should have already remembered his lesson, released his hand, and pinched his cheek for a moment, “People who can recover well is not an uncommon thing. Certain temple servants from shrines and certain tribe shaman groups even have the ability to bring the dead back to life, but they wouldn’t even dare to call themselves the messenger of God.”

Yan Mo wiped his tears, he deeply felt that his current encounter was worse than being thrown into the most chaotic and aweful prison. At least in there doctors still had respect, most people would not go provoke a doctor.

“Do you know what happened to the last guy who called himself the messenger of God?” Yuan Zhan captured the youth’s face and lifted it up.

“What happened?” Here, would there be people who came from the same place as him? The previous person who claimed to be god’s messenger was also a reformer, or was it some other transmigration? Or simply a liar?

“That person appeared in another big tribe called Hong Tu Tribe (2), no one knew where he came from. His skin was very very white, had golden hair like the dazzling sun, his self-recovery abilities were much more powerful than yours. No matter what injuries he got, it would be fine in the blink of an eye.”

Yan Mo was deeply envious, but in the next second that envy turned into fear– he predicted this person’s fate.

“That person proclaimed himself the messenger of God to the people of Hong Tu Tribe, came here for the sake of leading everyone to head towards a more glorious life. The priest of the tribe was skeptical of him. He challenged the priest, after watching the priest perform a few rituals, he said it was some chemistry and diversion and so on, even replicated a few of the priest’s rituals. The priest asked him if he had any ability to prove that he was the messenger of God, the man demonstrated his self healing ability.”

Yuan Zhan, mentioning his leg, took a look. It was still bleeding. He immediately curled his lips and said, “You are worse than him. Hong Tu Tribe priest and the chief of the clan felt that as a messenger of god, only being to self-heal well was not a good representation. They ordered him to go to a hostile tribe and conquer them, gave him a day to wipeout the entire tribe. That person indicated that he couldn’t do it, even expressed anger and scolded the Hong Tu tribe priest and chief that they were barbarians; scolded them for not respecting god’s messenger and indicated that he wanted to leave Hong Tu Tribe and go somewhere else.”

Yuan Zhan suddenly grimaced.  “When that person appeared, it was almost like you. It was almost winter. “

Yan Mo’s heart tightened, he was not sympathetic to the man who called himself God’s messenger, but still couldn’t help feeling like the fox mourns for the death of the hare (3).

“He wanted to escape from Hong Tu Tribe and got caught. Hong Tu priest stated, since he came from beyond the heavens, also had self healing ability, it must be Heaven bestowing Hong Tu Tribe with the highest quality food. During that entire winter, the entire tribe except for the slaves, no one starved to death.”

Fuck! Yan Mo suddenly felt that his entire body ached, this kind of world where no one had knowledge of was most fearful to people. They were not just ignorant and cruel, even rejected all outside influence and culture. Unless your martial force could suppress them and make them forcibly change.

Might be better off to dress as a genuine primitive tribe, best not to understand anything. Ignorant children were cruel, but like blank paper, one could scribble as one pleased, become particularly good at swindling and be in control.

“Did he die yet?” the youth asked with a quivering voice.

“Died, because after one winter, the man still survived. The Hong Tu Tribe priest felt fearful and had the rest of him cooked in a day, ate the meat, bone grinded into powder, and turned it into a medicinal powder. I heard that using that person’s bone powder had particularly miraculous effects. Regardless of how severe the injury, rub a bit on and it’ll be better.”

Really is a waste, if it was him, he would have definitely let that person live. This was such a good research material, as long as the nutrition could keep up, then there was an endless supply of blood, skin, internal organs, bone marrow and etc… If he started out with such a high quality research material, then it would not be so strenuous to get replacement organs for the rich and influential people, maybe could even develop a new medicine to treat cancer. Tsk, what a pity!

The demonic minded youth with the simple and honest face felt scared and uncertain and asked, “You… How do you know these things?”

“We have dealings with the Hong Tu Tribe. Before winter comes, every year all the neighboring tribes will gather at the stone beaches and hold a meeting to deal with the last trade of the year. You will see them on that day. That bone powder can also be exchanged, but the cost is very high.” Yuan Zhan pinched the youth’s cheek, “Now do you still dare to call yourself the messenger of God?”

Yan Mo firmly shook his head, “I was just carelessly speaking just now. I just don’t want to be a slave, I…. you handled me with so much pain. Wu Wu (4).” Tears began to fall out.

Yuan Zhan laughed at him and patted his cheek, “Stop pretending, you are not a weak little lamb. If I could not sense your entire body’s murderous aura and hatred for me, I would have already died and turned into meat. Listen to me, first let me fuck for a few years, wait for you to become a Rank 3 warrior, beat me, then I’ll let you go.”

Yan Mo’s tears instantly stopped. Since the opposite party already saw through his behavior, he was also too lazy to continue. Pretending took a lot of effort.

Yuan Zhan lifted his leg again to take a look, “Hello, you still have the face to say you’re the messenger of God. Why is your butt still bleeding?”

Yan Mo “……….”

Night approached, Yuan Ji Tribe members were all huddled around the plaza’s 20 fire pits building fires. It was time to gorge oneself with fresh roast meat. Yan Mo laying in the tent remained silent and looked up.

Yuan Zhan came into the tent holding onto half of a Qian Sheep sat next to the youth, “Want to eat?”

Qian Sheep
Qian Sheep

You didn’t see me bleeding like a river just now? Get me to eat roasted mutton, do you want to do me to death or cause my death?

Yuan Zhan used his oily hand to lift up the youth’s thigh, looked at a particular area.  “Not bad, not bleeding anymore. That weed you call Setose Thistle still has some use.”

Finished talking, with the age of a youth and appearance and physique benefitting Yuan Zhan, he firmly bit a piece of roast lamb that still held a trace of blood. While chewing he showed a bit of disdain. “You’re way too useless, in this state and still call yourself God’s messenger. Did God pull out a pile of shit?”

“He he.”

“Don’t laugh like that, it makes me want to specially beat you.” Yuan Zhan seriously replied, tearing a piece of the meat and stuffing it into the youth’s mouth. “You can’t eat nothing, next time you want to eat full, it will have to wait until spring. I only found one kind of herb that you drew, there were two types that looked similar. I dug it out and brought it back. Also brought back some bugs, look yourself and see if you can recognize.”

Yan Mo’s interested was slightly piqued, chewing the meat he tilted his head to look at the youth.

“Where?”  He didn’t spit out the meat, having a tear in his anus was better than starving to death.

Yuan Zhan tore off another piece and fed him. “Stored together with the other gains. We also picked some fruit that we’ve eaten before and brought it back. Tomorrow, wait for the Priest to dig through it and deem it useless, then I’ll can bring it back.”

“…. Are you really not curious about my background?”  Yan Mo couldn’t help but ask.

“You still need to ask?” Yuan Zhan knitted his eyebrows, extended a hand to exert force and rub his own left thigh, “I have no interest listening to you cook up something.”

You really do understand me.

“What’s wrong with your thigh?” Yan Mo actually did not want to ask at all, but he already saw it, which meant the guide also saw it. If he dared not to ask, he was unsure if he was going to experience a new bone pain.

Yuan Zhan was just about to explain, when he suddenly shut up and looked outside the tent.

“Da Zhan! The chief and priest are telling you to come over!” The young warrior that wanted to use Yan Mo once in exchange for red dates was standing outside the tent. He took a quick glance at Yan Mo sprawled across the bed, then added another sentence, “They also told you to bring your slave with you.”

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  1. E: sound effect for expressing wonder

          Wu: sound effect for mumbling, murmuring, and stammering

  1. Hong Tu Tribe: Red Earth Tribe
  2. Fox mourns for the death of the hare: have sympathy with a like minded person in distress
  3. Wu (呜): Ok this is a different Wu. This one is a sound effect for crying.

 

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