Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Everyone circled and searched the room for a long while, and indeed, Fangzheng wasn’t hiding anywhere. Helpless, they could only leave with their puzzlements.
Little Min returned home with her mother. Seeing that the lass no longer had any thoughts of suicide, Officer Chang and the senior policeman were relieved. At this moment, sirens blared. Personnel from emergency services had rushed over, but when they heard how a monk beat them to it by catching two living people who fell from the seventh floor with a huge net, all of their eyes nearly popped out. All of them refused to believe it! After all, this wasn’t a television serial. For two people to fall from such a high height, even a metal frame would be smashed to smithereens. How could a single person catch them? Furthermore, that net weighed at least a dozen kilograms…
Besides, if a person were to fall into the net, the impact would cause them damage. Even if there wasn’t death, there should have at least been some wounds, right? Yet Fatty was completely fine…
While they were having countless doubts in their minds, the captain of the emergency services team patted Officer Chang on the shoulders. “Punk, if you make us come all the way for nothing again, I’ll personally throw you down from the seventh floor!”
Seeing the fire engine blare off, Officer Chang felt too deep for tears. What he said was the truth!
Meanwhile in Dawu City, two blocks away from the suicide spot.
“Master, our mission is finished. Does that mean we are free to have fun now?” Red Boy exclaimed happily.
Fangzheng nodded. “Yes, we are. But where shall we go? That is the question.”
“Master, I haven’t been to an amusement park…” Red Boy said.
Fangzheng shot a glance at Red Boy. “Same here.”
“Why don’t we go?” Red Boy felt a little excited.
Fangzheng chuckled. “Okay!”
The next moment, Red Boy sat in a Pleasant Goat kiddie ride in a daze, listening to the familiar song: “Pleasant Goat, Beautiful Goat…”
“My dear disciple, is it fun? If it’s not enough, you can continue. It’s only one yuan a ride, five yuan for ten rides,” Fangzheng stood by the side and asked generously.
Red Boy looked up at Fangzheng and said, “Master, why are you so stingy!?”
At noon, dark clouds finally covered the sky as rumbling thunder filled the skies. The moment the sun disappeared, the entire world seemed to turn into a completely different place. What was an originally warm world instantly turned icy-cold. As the wind blew, it left one shivering. Fangzheng saw many people speed up their pace as they found a spot to hide.
“How can people live in such sucky weather?” Red Boy lamented.
Fangzheng subconsciously nodded. The weather was indeed weird. In the northeast, it was cold when it was cold. To have mildly warm weather? No way! When it was hot, it was scorching hot. But in the south, the weather was highly variable, like a demon was pulling a tantrum. It was hot when the sun was out and cold when the sun was gone. Fangzheng felt like falling sick would be a matter of course with such weather.
The two thought of finding a warm place to stay as it was cold outside. Hence, they found a tiny store and entered it.
A few minutes later, the two of them ran out again.
“Master, why do I feel like that store resembles a refrigerator? It’s even colder than outside! I think it’s better we loiter around outside…” Although Red Boy had coarse skin and thick flesh and he wouldn’t fall ill, he could still sense the temperature. Furthermore, with his powers repressed, he became more sensitive to temperature.
It was the same with Fangzheng’s White Lunar Monk Robe. He wouldn’t fall ill or die, but he could still experience different temperatures. He couldn’t escape the discomfort of weather.
Therefore, the duo began walking on the cold streets and the more they walked, the faster they went. Only by doing so would they feel warm.
“Master, I think I’m about to catch my first cold.” Red Boy twitched his nose.
Fangzheng smacked him and said, “Tell me, does anything catch your eye? Why don’t we go to the amusement park?”
Red Boy said with a sobbing tone when he heard that, “Master, can we not mention that again? I’m three thousand years old, and you made me go on that?”
“At least you could have your fun. They wouldn’t let me even if I wanted to.”
Red Boy rolled his eyes, completely speechless.
“Master, I think we should find a warm spot to warm ourselves. Although we will not freeze to death, there’s no reason for us to feel such discomfort.”
“Yeah, makes sense. Where do you want to go?” Fangzheng asked.
Red Boy thought for a moment. “Master, why don’t you return me my divine powers? I’ll use my divine powers to add a layer of warmth to us. That way, won’t we be immune to the cold?”
Fangzheng shook his head. “I brought you down the mountain to experience life. If we resolve everything using divine powers, what was the point of coming?”
Red Boy said bitterly, “If this won’t do and that won’t do, what do you want to do?”
At this moment, Fangzheng saw a convoy of cars drive by. On one of them hung the auspicious word “Xi.” On the leading car was a heart formed by fresh flowers. Although no firecrackers were released, it was obvious that it was a wedding! Fangzheng had an idea as he followed with Red Boy. As expected, after going around a corner, they saw the convoy enter a small estate.
Fangzheng hurriedly followed. The estate’s gates were open, and the convoy parked downstairs. Then the car door opened, and the groom carried his bride upstairs. Everyone else following was all smiles.
Fangzheng and Red Boy exchanged looks and grinned. They then followed.
Weddings were all about being festive. Friends and families of both sides were present, and it was chaotic. No one knew anyone, so with Fangzheng bringing a child, and them not looking like anyone nasty, everyone imagined Fangzheng to be a relative of someone else. No one asked additional questions and allowed Fangzheng to walk in.
But soon, Fangzheng and Red Boy came out.
Red Boy was incensed. “I just can’t wrap my mind around it. Are these people penguin spirits? They do not have heaters or fireplaces in their houses. Even with an air-conditioner installed, they don’t turn it to heating mode! What the hell are they up to? Trying to cultivate into frozen pears?”
Fangzheng didn’t say anything, so Red Boy asked, “Master, don’t you have something to say?”
“Then go ahead!”
“I only have one idiom in my mind facing this situation.”
Red Boy subconsciously asked, “Huh?”
Fangzheng said wistfully, “No place to hide!”
Red Boy: “…”
At this moment, thunder boomed, and the gloomy clouds in the sky finally couldn’t bear the weight of the rain. Rain poured down and instantly, the temperature dropped by a few more degrees, making Fangzheng and Red Boy even more miserable.
Red Boy snatched Fangzheng’s phone and looked at the weather forecast. “Master, isn’t this bullsh*t? The weather forecast is a lie. It actually says here that the temperature should be above 0°C! But I find it even colder than below freezing temperatures in the northeast!”
Fangzheng took his phone back and patted Red Boy. “Silly child. You should learn more in the future. The cold in the south and the cold in the north are different. The north has a dry cold, while the south has a humid cold. In the north, people just need to hide inside buildings to block out the cold winds to enjoy reprieve. But the south is different. It’s a humid cold, so with the air being moist and humid, it clings to your skin.”