Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
However once he left One Finger Monastery, the Buddhistic aura and Spirit Qi would be a lot weaker, making cultivation much less effective.
Now that he had the Heavenly Dragon Pond, Fangzheng had finally found a suitable spot for cultivation! He was free to strike anywhere he wished. Even if he dealt damage to the water surface, it didn’t matter since it would instantly return to normal.
After finishing a set of the Dragon Elephant Body Tempering Art, Fangzheng instantly felt refreshed.
He returned to the backyard and injected that day’s Buddhistic medicine Spirit Qi into the spirit ginseng before ignoring it.
After striking the drum and bell, the sun slowly rose in the background, ushering in a new day.
“Master, look at the temperature. The days are getting colder, and there will definitely be fewer and fewer visitors. Say, should we find some place to tour?” Red Boy was hyperactive by nature. It was really quite tough for him to stay on the mountain without doing a thing.
Fangzheng was quite tempted when he heard that. He wanted to accumulate merit, but the number of people he met daily while on the mountain was limited. And very few of these people needed his help. He really had to leave the mountain to earn more merit. With this in mind, Fangzheng nodded and got Red Boy to pack. He was planning on traveling.
Red Boy was instantly overjoyed. He ran back to pack his things. With just the two of them, there wasn’t much they needed to bring. Fangzheng was forever in his White Lunar Monk Robe and as for Red Boy, as a demon king, he was an existence that didn’t get dirty as well. Since there was no need for clothes, all that was left was food…
Hence, Red Boy didn’t mind the work. He started a fire and cooked some rice balls and rice dumplings.
As Squirrel sniffed at the fragrance on the stove, he smacked his lips and rubbed his stomach. “Junior Brother, it smells really good.”
Lone Wolf, who was lying on the ground, looked over. “Junior Brother will likely starve to death if he goes out with Master. He naturally needs to give his all when making food. Since it’s for himself, he is obviously trying to make it delicious.”
When Squirrel heard that, his eyes stared at Red Boy with sparkles as he asked pitifully, “Junior Brother, can you give me one when you are done?”
Red Boy looked at the little guy and nodded in exasperation. “Okay.”
The moment he said that, he felt a tug at his trousers. He looked down and saw an originally aloof, insouciant dog looking up. He was hugging his leg, and his eyes looked exactly like Squirrel’s. He was looking pitifully at him.
“What kind of senior brothers do I have?” Red Boy rolled his eyes and with a look of exasperation, he patted Lone Wolf on the head. “Dream on! Second Senior Brother is small, so it’s fine if he wants some. With that huge appetite of yours, my pot of food will be gone by the time you are satiated!”
“All I want is one mouthful. One would do,” Lone Wolf said pitifully.
Red Boy shook his head. “No way. Don’t even dream of it. These are my rations! It’s not like you aren’t aware that going out with Master holds certain risks. Starving is a common outcome. I have to keep some for myself.”
Seeing that there was no chance, Lone Wolf shook his head. “So much for brotherhood!” Then, he flicked his tail and left.
Just as Red Boy finished making a big pot of food and was preparing to leave the kitchen, he suddenly heard an uproar outside. Simultaneously, Monkey ran in. “Junior Brother! Junior Brother! A lot of people suddenly came. Master wants you to entertain the guests 1 !”
Red Boy nearly cursed when he heard that. Entertain the guests? You are the prostitute, your whole family is made up of prostitutes!
However, Red Boy knew that Monkey was simple-minded. Hence, he rushed out and the moment he came out the door, he saw Fangzheng waving for him. Red Boy ran over and asked, “Master, what happened?”
“Take a look for yourself.” Fangzheng looked out the door.
Red Boy looked over and was instantly stunned. He saw a few people outside One Finger Monastery with cameras in hand as they kept taking photos.
“Master, isn’t it just a few people? What’s the big fuss? Isn’t our One Finger Monastery visited by a few people every day anyway?” Red Boy asked, perplexed.
Fangzheng said, “Patron Wang gave me a call moments ago. He said that a huge bunch of people is at the foot of the mountain, hoping to come up. Also, Songwu County’s county secretary is here too. Apparently, he brought all the higher-ups. In addition, the reporters from the city are here too. Rumors also say that a traveling agency organized a tour group and are coming here at this moment in three big buses… I’m not sure if there’s anyone else. I called you over to tell you that our traveling plans are canceled. You didn’t make a lot of food, right?”
The color in Red Boy’s face drained the moment he heard that. In order to not starve, he had cooked three steamer baskets worth of food. Instantly, he felt extremely full.
“Aiyah. Junior Brother, Master hates any wastage of food. Tsk, there’s so much food,” at that moment, Lone Wolf came over and said, gloating.
An idea came to Red Boy as he said, “Senior Brother, I was just joking with you. You can eat as much as you want.”
Lone Wolf tilted his head up and said, “I’m in no mood to eat now. We’ll talk when my mood is better.”
The look on Red Boy’s face crumbled. He hurriedly pulled Lone Wolf to the side and heaped praise unto him and eventually promised countless unfair clauses before Lone Wolf ran to the backyard to eat. But soon, he was called out by Fangzheng. With so many people, Fangzheng needed to brief them. The first job for Lone Wolf was to follow Fangzheng so that he could serve as contrast. With such a huge and cool wolf, Fangzheng would look good by having him beside him. Besides, which Buddha or immortal didn’t have a mount or divine pet in the legends?
As for Red Boy, he was made child attendant and was made to follow as well.
Monkey was in charge of receiving guests. As for Squirrel… The guy’s mission was to stay on a tree and not cause trouble.
With regards to this, Squirrel clearly expressed his displeasure. Then he angrily ran to the backyard to eat.
Meanwhile, a few guests were standing at the Heavenly Dragon Pond. After taking their pictures, their eyes lit up when they saw Fangzheng. All of them ran over.
Fangzheng had planned on heading over to greet them, but when he saw how uncontrollable they looked, the foot he lifted up shook. Why did they look a little terrifying?
“Are you Abbot Fangzheng?”
“Aiyah, he must be. Mt. One Finger only has one monk, Abbot Fangzheng. Look at Abbot Fangzheng, how handsome he is. He looks just like the poster.”
“That’s right. Abbot Fangzheng, can we have a picture together?”
“Abbot Fangzheng, how did you rescue the scientific team? Why don’t you tell us?”
“Abbot Fangzheng, how old are you?”
“Abbot Fangzheng, your monastery is really beautiful…”
Fangzheng’s mind buzzed when he heard all the questions. He was a little happy because of the increase in visitors, but now, he couldn’t even handle just a few of them. If dozens, or even hundreds, of visitors came to him with such questions, he felt that he would die that very day!