Fangzheng took a careful look but could not identify him from his face. It was covered in black hair, but his build and dressing did belong to Zhou Wu. Fangzheng was instantly amused. “This Mole Spell is truly awesome! This guy is even more awesome. Wasting a Frost Bamboo grows a mole the size of a fingernail, but this guy ended up covering his face with moles. Didn’t he feel it? Greed is indeed a fundamental sin.”
Despite bursting in joy inwardly, Fangzheng remained composed on the surface. He smiled faintly, “Amitabha. So it’s you, Patron Zhou. You came just in time.”
Came just in time? Zhou Wu was at a loss. What was the meaning of that? Did the monk know that he would come? But what did his coming have anything to do with the monk? Or had he planned on getting rid of the moles and hair on his face already?
At that moment, a loud shout sounded from behind Fangzheng, “Make way! Make way! Water is being fetched!”
Following that, a six or seven-year-old child walked out carrying two meter-tall buckets.
Zhou Wu was taken aback. The first thought that came to him was, “This must be fake!”
Fangzheng smiled, “Jingxin, now that Patron Zhou is here, you can rest for the next few days. Put the buckets down.”
Red Boy was taken aback as he looked oddly at Fangzheng while thinking to himself, “Did this darn baldy have a personality change?” However, Red Boy was very happy that he did not need to do work. He immediately said, “Yes, Master.” Then, he left the two metal-skinned buckets on the ground.
Zhou Wu said, “Venerable Fangzheng, I came to you for something.”
Fangzheng said with a smile, “That isn’t urgent. Patron, since you are here, help fetch the water. This Penniless Monk has a water vat in his backyard and will have to trouble you to fill it up.”
Zhou Wu was instantly stunned as he stood rooted to his spot. He said to Fangzheng straight, “Venerable Fangzheng, are you kidding me?”
Red Boy also looked at his master dumbfounded. Was the darn baldy mad? He was getting a visitor to fetch water? It would be a joke if he did!
However, Fangzheng remained composed. “Patron, it’s all up to you. If there’s nothing, feel free to do as you wish. This Penniless Monk and his disciple have things to do.”
With that said, Fangzheng turned around and said, “Jingxin, since Patron Zhou is unwilling to help, fetch the water yourself.”
“Hah?!” Red Boy never expected that the work would fall back onto him. He immediately held a grudge towards Zhou Wu. “This grandson of a black bear demon sure is poor at reading the situation!”
Zhou Wu hurriedly shouted, “Venerable Fangzheng, I still haven’t told you about my matter.”
“This Penniless Monk has things to do. If they aren’t finished, there might not be time to handle your matters. Patron, it’s your choice,” Fangzheng sped up as he spoke.
Zhou Wu was no fool either. He could tell that if he did not do work, he could forget about speaking with the monk, much less get Fangzheng to help him remove the moles and hair. Zhou Wu looked at the metal buckets on Red Boy’s shoulders and thought to himself, “How can I not be able to complete a mission a kid can complete? That water vat can’t be that heavy.” With that thought in mind, Zhou Wu shouted, “Venerable Fangzheng, I’m willing to fetch the water! But my face”
“We’ll talk about it when you are back.” Fangzheng waved his hand, returning to the backyard without even turning his head back.
Once Fangzheng was gone, the obedient look in Red Boy’s eyes instantly vanished. With a clang, he threw the buckets on the ground and glared at Zhou Wu, “What are you looking at? Aren’t you getting to work? I’m telling you, I’ll stew you if you dare slack off!”
Red Boy had made his plans. If the big blockhead in front of him did not do the work, he would have to do the work. Therefore, he had to make the big blockhead understand he had to do the work dutifully.
Unfortunately, Zhou Wu thought nothing of Red Boy. He picked up the water buckets and immediately, his brows furrowed. They were true metal buckets and were rather heavy! However, he quickly descended the mountain when he thought of his face. He swore inwardly that all was fine if the monk could remove his moles but if he could not, he would definitely tear down the darn monastery!
Red Boy clapped his hands when he saw Zhou Wu leave. With his head bobbing sidewards, he happily walked through the monastery’s door and went to have some fun.
As for Fangzheng, he was reading Buddhist scriptures on his cell phone in the backyard. He did not care about Zhou Wu.
When Zhou Wu carried the huge buckets to the mountainside, he saw the spring source. When he looked back at his two big buckets, he immediately had a headache. If he filled up such large buckets, they would at least weigh a hundred kilograms! How was he to carry such heavy things up?
“If that child can fetch water, it implies that there’s no need to fetch too much each time. If it were filled to the brim, that child would definitely not be able to carry it up. Yes, I’ll also fetch less,” Zhou Wu mumbled to himself. He filled each bucket half-full before carrying the water buckets up the mountain. Even if they were half-full, Zhou Wu rested several times in between before carrying them up the mountain. At the end of the mountain path, he saw a child dressed in a red dudou, sitting on the rails looking relaxed. When the child saw him, he curled his lips, “You aren’t small in size, but you are nothing but trash looking at that strength of yours!”
Zhou Wu was incensed. If not for the fact that he was hoping for Fangzheng’s help, he would have put the water buckets and beaten the punk up according to his usual temperament. But now, all he could do was ignore Red Boy’s comments. He entered One Finger Monastery silently and after he entered the backyard, he saw Fangzheng sitting there, fiddling with his cell phone. Zhou Wu was enraged. He was working hard, but the rascal was actually having fun with his cell phone. It was truly
Zhou Wu began to suspect whether the monk had the ability to remove the moles on his face. After all, a monk that played games did not appear anything like the otherworldly experts or miracles.
At that moment, Fangzheng looked up, “The kitchen is there. The biggest vat is the water vat.”
Zhou Wu gritted his teeth and steeled his heart. “Hmph! If you can’t treat me after I fill the water vat, I’ll fight it out with you!”
Zhou Wu entered the kitchen and when his eyes swept across it, he was immediately dumbfounded. He mumbled, “Don’t tell me this is the biggest vat?”
At that moment, the monk-robed Monkey walked in. He pointed at the water buckets and at the Buddha Vat. It was self-explanatory:Yes, that’s the one!
Instantly, Zhou Wu felt like fainting. How many trips would he need to fill such a large vat?
Although he was extremely unwilling to do so, he eventually poured the water in. When he left the yard, he suddenly felt his face itch. When he touched it with his hand, he was stunned. There was smooth skin!
Zhou Wu quickly looked at himself through a reflection in the water. He saw a black-haired monster constantly adjusting the black hair on its body. Indeed, the spot that had just itched wasn’t there. He had caused the mole to disappear in a tiny region. Although it was only a tiny spot not even the size of a fingernail, he was certain that the mole that had existed there was gone just like how it was originally! But why did the mole disappear?
When he looked at Fangzheng, the water bucket, and the Buddha Vat, he recalled Ge Yan’s words. He had grown a mole after wasting one bamboo shoot. Now that he had fetched a bucket of water, the number of moles had decreased. Was it really related?