Li Xueying was also given a fright by Lone Wolf’s cry. Besides, Lone Wolf’s face had a natural ferocity to it, along with some silliness. Li Xueying was a little afraid of him.
Fangzheng signaled Lone Wolf with his eyes, hinting him to chase Li Xueying away. Unfortunately, Lone Wolf thought Fangzheng was requesting him to act milder so he went to Li Xueying while wagging his tail. Then he stole a glance at Fangzheng, seemingly asking if he was satisfied.
Fangzheng only had one thought. This was definitely not a wolf but a pig! This was what you call a pig-like teammate that drags down the team!
Seeing Lone Wolf acting so cute, Li Xueying was amused. She rubbed him on the head “Venerable Fangzheng, this wolf’s temperament is rather mild.”
What else could Fangzheng say? “Heh heh…”
“Venerable Fangzheng, is that your room?” Li Xueying looked at the meditation room right in the middle and asked.
Fangzheng’s heart tightened. The room was filled with bras and panties. He absolutely could not let Li Xueying enter! “It is This Penniless Monk’s meditation room. This is the kitchen.”
“It seems like there’s a wind room to the side?”
Fangzheng replied, “No, that’s also a meditation room. This Penniless Monk’s master used to live there.”
“I see. Although this monastery is small, it has pretty much all the facilities. Hey, Venerable Fangzheng, am I truly not allowed to take a look?” Li Xueying looked at Fangzheng with a cute expression. She did not even know how many years it had been since she used such an expression. After becoming famous, she got anything she wanted. Why was there a need for her to implore others? She was going for broke because she was truly curious…
Fangzheng obviously ignored her cuteness. Even if she changed into a cat, he was absolutely not letting her in. Fangzheng decisively shook his head, “Patron, I’m sorry. This is This Penniless Monk’s living space. It’s not suitable for female patrons to enter.”
Li Xueying was left disappointed. She had failed despite it being her first time wheedling in so many years! She even suspected that she no longer knew how to wheedle after not doing it for so long. In fact, Li Xueying did not realize that although she appeared like an aloof queen in front of others, the mannerisms and actions were humble, warm, and polite.
Even when interacting with Yu Guanze, she treated him as a friend. She had never acted so demure before.
But in front of Fangzheng, she did not realize that she had held back her pride and dispersed whatever halos that surrounded her. She only treated herself as a normal person. In fact, she could tell that Fangzheng did not treat her as a celebrity. He treated her as an ordinary devotee. She liked the feeling. The way he looked at her without any prejudice or bias allowed her to shed off all her facades and act cutely in front of him.
And most importantly, the way Fangzheng acted subconsciously made her elevate him to the level of a master. She found it impossible to act arrogant in front of him.
Li Xueying probed with a question, “I really can’t?”
“Amitabha. Patron… Uh.” Before Fangzheng finished his sentence, he saw Monkey wearing a bra on his head climbing onto a wall behind Li Xueying.
“What happened?” Li Xueying turned her head out of curiosity. Monkey flipped over in fright, preventing her from seeing anything.
Fangzheng secretly heaved a sigh of relief, “Nothing. A bird just flew by. Female Patron, living residences are really not suitable to be made public.”
“Is that so? Alright then…” Although Li Xueying wished to attempt barging again, it would be too disrespectful; hence, she wiped the thought from her mind.
She returned to the front yard and sat down under the bodhi tree. “Venerable Fangzheng, I can just sit here and hide from the fervor, right?”
Fangzheng nodded. “Feel free to do so. If there’s anything you need, shout out to This Penniless Monk.”
Fangzheng returned to the backyard. When he entered his room, he heaved a sigh of relief. It was finally empty. All the messy items were gone. Fangzheng lifted the blanket, so as to fold it. But the moment he shook the blanket, a large swath of red, white, and pink flew out.
A dark cloud hung over Fangzheng’s head… He had instructed them to hide the items and this was how they did it?
Before Fangzheng could say anything, Squirrel climbed in through a window. He said extremely displeased, “What are you doing? We went to great pains to hide it and you took them all out. We busied ourselves for nothing.”
Fangzheng rolled his eyes. This little guy even claimed to be on the side of reason. Fangzheng was so infuriated that he wished to give him a thrashing.
Fangzheng put up with it. It just was not right to hold it against animals. After keeping the items, he prepared to stuff the items into a wardrobe. But the moment he opened the wardrobe, he realized that there were more in there.
As he looked at the items, Fangzheng whatever feelings that were left in him. He stuffed the items in and closed the wardrobe. He could not stay in the meditation room. He might as well head to the kitchen.
He had not eaten breakfast despite it being late in the morning. Once he opened a pot’s lid, Fangzheng’s expression turned gloomy. There were two panties and a bra hidden in the pot!
When he opened the rice bucket, there was stuff in there too. It was even buried inside the rice!
Fangzheng’s face turned black as he looked at Squirrel who had followed over and asked, “Who did this?”
Squirrel shook his head decisively, “I do not know.” However, his furtive eyes clearly said: I know but you need to bribe me.
“You’ll have an additional helping for breakfast,” said Fangzheng.
“Monkey did it! He said he likes the fragrance on it, so he decided to spread it onto the Crystal Rice. He said it will definitely taste better.” Squirrel instantly betrayed the code of brotherhood, implicating Monkey.
Fangzheng covered the rice bucket’s lid and circled the area.
At that moment, Monkey entered. He scratched his ass. “Abbot, what are you looking for?”
“A stick,” said Fangzheng.
“There’s one outside. Why do you need a stick for?”
“To beat a monkey,”
At the same time, Li Xueying leaned on the bodhi tree’s trunk. She looked up at its crown and squinted her eyes, enjoying the rare peace and silence.
At that moment, a shadow ran across the tree. Then, it sprawled on a branch and lowered its head. The plump little guy immediately attracted Li Xueying’s attention.
“Hey, little guy. We have met before.” Li Xueying greeted Squirrel.
Squirrel was not afraid of humans. He turned around and ran down the trunk before jumping on Li Xueying’s shoulder. Then, he narrowed his eyes and thought, “It smells similar.”
“Little guy, what is that expression of yours? I don’t have anything to eat,” Li Xueying smiled, when she suddenly thought of something. She took out a piece of seaweed from her handbag. Peeling it, she handed it to Squirrel. “This can be eaten.”
Squirrel took a whiff. It smelled strange as Squirrel put a tiny bit into his mouth to taste it. It tasted pretty good so he directly stuffed it into his mouth and finished it in no time. Ever since he came to One Finger Monastery, he had to fight Lone Wolf, Monkey and even Fangzheng for food. His table manners were gone.
After finishing the seaweed, Squirrel looked intently at Li Xueying.
She took out another three pieces of seaweed, tore them, and handed them to Squirrel.
Squirrel did not eat it this time. Instead, he took it up the tree. Although Squirrel was greedy and a little miserly, he did not take things for nothing. He decided to get some pine nuts for Li Xueying as a form of exchange.