In hiding items, the three animals were experts. The wolf dug a hole, Monkey ran up to the roof, while Squirrel hid them in a hole… Instantly, all the undergarments in the room flew up. Bras were hidden everywhere. The room was too small, so the three animals used the entire backyard to its fullest.
As for Fangzheng, he did not know the stir that was happening in the backyard. He opened the monastery’s door with a smile as he pressed his palms together. “Amitabha, Female Patron, is something wrong?”
“I can’t come when there’s nothing wrong?” Li Xueying gave him a challenging look daring him to stop her.
What else could Fangzheng say? Could he slap her and kick her out? He stood sideways gestured for her to enter, “Of course not. Patron, if you wish to offer incense and request something from Buddha, please come on in. If there’s nothing else, This Penniless Monk will return first.” Fangzheng could not feel at ease about his backyard. Although the three animals were intelligent, they would no doubt cause him trouble.
Li Xueying smiled wryly. “Venerable Fangzheng, to be honest with you, I’m here to hide.”
“Hide?” Fangzheng was appalled. Although he did not pay much attention to what happened outside, he knew how extraordinary Li Xueying’s status was after he entered the film crew and read up onCity-Toppling Beauty. Would such a woman have any reason to hide?
“Yes. Sigh… For some unknown reason, our crew was the victim of theft last night.”
Fangzheng felt his heart skip a beat. “Patron, something was stolen?”
Li Xueying smiled bitterly. “Yes.”
Fangzheng looked at the beautiful Li Xueying in front of him and recalled the pile of undergarments on his bed. He was after all still a hot-blooded young man. As his blood surged to his head, he nearly turned into a soy egg. He quickly recited some Buddhist scriptures silently to divert his thoughts before calming down.
Li Xueying did not know that the person in front of her was the king of thieves as she lamented, “It’s chaos outside. It’s quite vexing, so I can come here to hide in peace, right?”
Fangzheng wished to say, “No! Get out!”
It was likely that he would expose himself if he said that. He could only bite the bullet and smile. “So that’s the case. Patron, feel free. This Penniless Monk shall take his leave first.”
“Alright then. I’ll just stay here for a while by myself. I won’t disturb you, Venerable One.”
Just as Fangzheng was about to walk off, his pupils dilated. He saw a squirrel whizz past the wall behind Li Xueying with a white panties in its mouth. It went around a bend and entered the temple hall! Fangzheng’s head immediately broke out in cold sweat. They were going to be the death of him!
“Venerable Fangzheng, what’s wrong?” Li Xueying asked out of curiosity.
Fangzheng tried his best to calm down. “Nothing. This Penniless Monk needs to sweep the temple hall.”
With that said, Fangzheng quickly entered the temple hall. When he entered, he saw Squirrel climb up to the roof. He was hiding something while sticking his ass out.
Fangzheng’s face instantly turned livid. Hiding panties in a temple hall. What was the stupid squirrel thinking? With Li Xueying behind him, he could not rebuke Squirrel verbally. He could only bear with it. At the same time, he kept darting his eyes at Squirrel’s ass. Unfortunately, Squirrel’s ass did not have the eyes to see him with.
“Venerable Fangzheng, is this a bodhi tree?” Li Xueying looked at the lush tree in front of her. She was curious. She was filled with questions back when she saw it for the first time. It was surprising that a southern bodhi tree could live in the north. Even stranger, it was growing leaves in the winter… This ability to resist the cold was something the northern trees were hardly capable of. In order to ensure that she had identified it correctly and not to embarrass herself, she had specially checked for information before she inquired.
Fangzheng turned his head, “It’s a bodhi tree. A patron donated it years ago. It was dead for many years when it suddenly came to life last year. It could be considered a miracle. For it to grow leaves in winter makes it a tree that courts death.”
“Pfft…” Li Xueying was amused by Fangzheng’s words. She laughed, “If it’s really a bodhi tree, then it truly is a miracle. It grows leaves high in the mountains in the northern winter. Heh heh… Venerable Fangzheng, why is there a flower pot up there?”
“That’s Squirrel’s nest.” He suddenly realized something. Could the darn squirrel be hiding something in his nest?
At the same time, Squirrel on the roof beam trembled and abruptly turned his head over. Seeing Fangzheng signaling with his eyes for an answer, he squeaked, “My nest has one.”
Fangzheng felt like vomiting blood. This was going to be the death of him!
“Can I climb up and take a look? It looks interesting. Does that squirrel of yours live in there?”
Fangzheng jumped in fright as he quickly came out and pressed his palms together. “Amitabha. Patron, the bodhi tree is a divine Buddhist tree. It is not to be climbed.”
Li Xueying stuck her tongue out when she heard that as she smiled. “Alright. I was just saying.”
Fangzheng heaved a sigh of relief. If she really wanted to go up, he would burst out in tears.
“Venerable Fangzheng, can I go to the backyard?” Li Xueying was truly curious about Fangzheng. Fangzheng had an extraordinary bearing and most importantly, he was the first man in all her years of acting that managed to steal the limelight from her in acting! She was puzzled. What sort of environment would nurture such an oddity!? She did not get sick of listening to his scripture recital after an entire night. He could act in a way that made her lose all confidence…
Fangzheng thought, “My worst fears are being realized. Sigh.”
“Amitabha. Patron, the backyard is where This Penniless Monk stays. It’s not open to the public.”
“Is that so? That’s truly a pity. Eh? Is that your wolf? The villagers all call it a wolf. Can I look at him up close?” Li Xueying looked at the large wagging tail in the backyard’s door. There was soil flying randomly beneath his tail as though he was excavating something.
Fangzheng really wished to step forward to kick the darn wolf in the ass. Can’t you find a better digging spot to hide the items? “This Penniless Monk will call him here. Patron, please wait.”
With that said, Fangzheng turned and his face instantly turned livid. He was going to engage in slaughter today!
He heard footsteps behind him. Fangzheng hurriedly turned his head and saw Li Xueying silently following him. Li Xueying’s face blushed red when she realized she was caught. She rolled her shoulders, “All I wanted is to take a look up close… Can’t I?”
Fangzheng smiled bitterly. “Female Patron, this is This Penniless Monk’s residence. It’s not suitable for females to enter.”
“It’s fine. Just treat me as a man. Look at my short hair. My parents have always treated me as a male. Aiyah, that dog is coming out,” exclaimed Li Xueying.
Fangzheng turned his head and heard the click-clacking of heels behind him. There was an incense wind that blew across him. Fangzheng raised his foot in fright as he kicked the dog’s ass. Regardless, he could not let Li Xueying see the items or there was no way he could explain the situation even if he jumped into the yellow river!
Lone Wolf jumped up with a welp and turned his head to exclaim in a dumbstruck voice, “Abbot, why did you kick me? Can’t I dig a hole to piss in? With that kick of yours, I peed on my leg. I even had to suck some back!”
When Fangzheng saw the hole looking moist, he immediately heaved a sigh of relief.
Fangzheng ignored Lone Wolf, “Female Patron, be careful. This wolf is rather fierce.”