However Red Boy’s joy only lasted for a moment when he heard Fangzheng say nonchalantly, “However, lying is a grave sin! Jingxin, you are to fetch more water!”
“Uh” Red Boy was dumbfounded. If he had known, he would not have lied. He could have just confessed and be over with it. Sob!
When Squirrel heard that, he knew something was bad and attempted to hide.
However Fangzheng pulled at his tiny tail and raised him up.
Squirrel grinned at Fangzheng with a pleading look on his face.
“Jingkuan, helping your Junior Brother is something good.”
Squirrel immediately heaved a sigh of relief
But Fangzheng immediately followed. “But taking bribes to help is a grave sin!”
With that said, Fangzheng held up a bowl. “You will follow your Junior Brother to fetch water. When he finishes is when you finish.”
Squirrel looked at the bowl as big as himself. He rolled his eyes and nearly fainted.
Fangzheng thought nothing of it. The Unrooted Clean Aqua and Crystal Rice could improve the constitution of biological creatures. He had already seen the results clearly from Lone Wolf. Lone Wolf’s speed and strength had long exceeded that of wolves. Although Squirrel usually acted weak, Fangzheng had recently realized that Squirrel could now carry back a huge cloth bag compared to the past when he could only bring back five or six pine nuts. He was able to drag the bag all the way up the tree. Clearly his strength was quite sizable as well. Fangzheng only worried if the bowl was not heavy enough.
After meting out the punishment, he said, “Alright, don’t just stand there. Quickly prepare some food.”
While outside during the past two days, he was either starving or eating ordinary rice and vegetables. Fangzheng felt his palate turn so bland that he nearly vomited. It would have been fine if there wasn’t any comparison, but having eaten Crystal Rice on the mountain for so long, he realized how delicious it was when he made the comparison! Although as a monk he should abstain from such gluttonous behavior, Fangzheng had never deemed himself a perfect monk. His ultimate goal had never changed because of the appearance of the System: work hard to earn merit and help others to the best of his ability so as to renounce asceticism!
Fangzheng waited by the side for his meal. As for Lone Wolf, he was pulled into the kitchen by Monkey and Squirrel.
“Senior Brother, what’s your impression of the outside world after your trip down the mountain?” asked Squirrel out of curiosity.
Red Boy also knew why the animals had entered. They were there to use him as an interpreter. Red Boy did not have any plans on caring about this matter, but after some thought, he believed that things would only be bad for him if he did not help them. It was imperative that they as fellow disciples lived in harmony. Therefore he became the interpreter.
Lone Wolf thought of the times he starved and shook his head bitterly. “It wasn’t anything great. It was terrible. If not for me being clever, Master and I would have starved to death outside.”
“That terrible?” Monkey and Squirrel exclaimed.
Lone Wolf sat there with a look as though he concerned himself about heavy matters instead of himself. “It could only have been worse. However the outside world is indeed fascinating. If you have a chance, you can go out to take a look.”
Monkey and Squirrel asked another bout of questions, which Red Boy failed to translate in time. He decided to chase the three out as a result.
Having asked what they wanted to ask, the three naturally did not have any complaints.
Meanwhile Fangzheng was sitting under the bodhi tree. He asked the System, “System, can I draw this time?”
“Helping Wang Kun come to terms with his own self and no longer be at a loss. One additional merit. Spreading the power of goodness and using the strength of many to help Lu Zheng walk out of his psychological scars and regain new life, 22 additional merit. It’s indeed great merit. There’s no problem drawing. Are you sure you want to do the draw now?”
Fangzheng thought of it, “Can I continue saving up the ones I had in the past and just draw once this time?”
“Yes,” said the System generously.
Fangzheng was relieved as he immediately said, “Alright, do the draw.”
Having not tried his luck at the draw in a very long time, Fangzheng was feeling the itch.
“Ding! Congratulations on obtaining a bottle of Myriad Language Pills.”
“Myriad Language Pills?” Fangzheng was stunned. What were those?
“As the name implies, eating one allows one to grasp the ability of a myriad languages. To put it simply, any person or creature who eats this pill will obtain something similar to your Beast Communication Skill.”
“Uh Doesn’t that mean it’s useless for me?” Fangzheng was rendered speechless. He thought he would draw something good, but he had drawn something like this. Was it bad? Impossible. One Myriad Language Pill was equivalent to the Beast Communication Skill. It was absolutely wonderful, but it was basically useless for Fangzheng!
At that moment, Fangzheng heard Lone Wolf yawn. His eyes lit up. He might not be able to use it, but his disciples could! That way the three animals would be able to communicate properly. That was something good!
Since things were as such, and he could not get a refund, he might as well use his draw to its fullest potential.
Fangzheng chose to receive it and instantly, a ceramic bottle appeared in his hand. When he opened it, Fangzheng’s eyes lit up! There were not one, but five Myriad Language Pills!
“Haha! I knew it. With so much merit this time, I should be getting something huge. I made a killing with Five Myriad Language Pills!” Fangzheng mumbled to himself happily. Although he had no idea what to do with the extra pills, perhaps they could be of use in the future?
“Jingfa, Jingzhen, Jingkuan, come over here!” Fangzheng shouted. Lone Wolf, Squirrel, and Monkey immediately ran over.
Squirrel asked, “Master, why are you gathering us here?”
Fangzheng thought for a moment and did not immediately take out the pills. Instead he said, “All of you have been in One Finger Monastery for some time now. Jingfa is our monastery’s first guardian. In the past, he was taxed with the job of fetching water and taking charge of security. He has gained merit for that. Although Jingkuan is small, he has gained merit for watching the monastery when no one is around. Although Jingzhen came late, he has been sweeping the yard and temple hall daily and receiving devotees. He has done great things for the monastery. Today, I will be handing out rewards!”
Upon hearing the prospects of receiving rewards, the three animals immediately turned spirited.
Lone Wolf asked out of curiosity, “Master, what’s the thing you want to reward us with?”
Monkey raised his eyelids, but did not seem to act up much. However it was clear that his breathing had hastened.
Squirrel’s eyes were sparkling. He was extremely curious and was filled with all sorts of expectations!
At that moment, Red Boy ran over and shouted, “Master, you can’t be biased. I have done meritorious deeds as well!”
Red Boy did not care what Fangzheng was giving. He was a demon king, and he had substantial wealth. He did not really think much of whatever Fangzheng had. However, he definitely wanted the reward. This was not only a reward, but prestige! If not, he would be embarrassed when all his senior brothers were rewarded except him!
Fangzheng looked at Red Boy who rushed over. “Jingxin, stand to the side, I will naturally have a reward for you.”