Lin Mu was carried away by Di Wu like a little chick.
Di Wu lead Lin Mu to an SUV, pulled open the back door, placed Lin Mu into the back seat, then sat in the back seat himself.
Sitting quietly in the backseat, Lin Mu stared at the man sitting next to him. He wasn’t moving, and also didn’t dare to move.
Beside Lin Mu, Di Wu took a cigarette out from a cigarette box. Just as he was getting ready to light it, he glanced at Lin Mu beside him and threw it away. He didn’t say anything else and closed his eyes and leaned against the seat to rest.
Lin Mu sat there frozen for a long time, and stared at the man who had closed his eyes as if he was sleeping. Reaching his hands behind his back, Lin Mu carefully tried to reach for the door handle.
Di Wu didn’t even open his eyes, yet he lazily said, “stay still.”
Lin Mu silently retracted his hand and tried to reach for his phone.
This time, Di Wu didn’t say anything. Lin Mu pulled out his phone and flipped through his contact list, but sadly, he found that there was no one in it that could be of help.
Not mentioning ordinary humans, the only monster in his contact list was inside that house, and also didn’t bring his phone. Also, Lin Mu didn’t think that Da Hei would be coming out anytime soon, and since there was a funeral in the afternoon, Da Hei would probably follow them all the way to the funeral parlor.1So after the funeral, a procession to the funeral parlor/cemetery/crematorium is held, where the family wears mourning clothes and walks behind a marching band (usually). The deceased comes afterwards, usually in a hearse
Lin Mu sent a message to Da Hei, and felt that he could only resign himself to his fate.
— What did he say before?
There was definitely a reason why his mother chose to cover up the truth of his father’s existence until her death.
Wasn’t this the case?
He had only just figured out what his own bloodline was, and was immediately recognised.
If he had known, he would have just listened to his mother, and not try to pursue his father’s identity.
If he didn’t investigate his father, he wouldn’t have found out that his father was the Relaxed Emperor, and if he didn’t know his father was the Relaxed Emperor, he wouldn’t have understood the abilities of his own bloodline, and if he didn’t understand his own lineage, his monstrous energy would not be as overflowing as it currently was.
If it wasn’t as overflowing as it was currently, he wouldn’t have been discovered.
On one side, Lin Mu held his phone and regretted everything. On the other, he wondered if he called the police and said that he had been kidnapped by a monster, whether it would be considered a false alarm.
Perhaps he could try it out, and if he was discovered, then maybe shouting for help could work?
Since desperate times called for desperate measures, Lin Mu opened his phone’s keypad. Just as he pressed the three numbers to call the police, his phone was taken away by the man who had his eyes closed and seemed to be resting.
Di Wu looked at the three numbers on Lin Mu’s phone and scoffed, “police?”
“……” Lin Mu looked at his own phone, then looked at Di Wu, and then remembered what the little Ginseng had said after he had been carried into the house by Milky, choked for a couple of seconds and asked, “are you going to eat me?”
Di Wu turned over and looked at Lin Mu in amazement, “how did Di Xiu teach you?”
Lin Mu heard his words and paused. Unconsciously, he turned to look at the monster sitting next to him, and only then did he realise that the bone-chilling feeling the other party had given him at first had disappeared without him knowing when.
Lin Mu hesitated for a moment, but still did not speak.
This monster sounded like he knew his father, but he also didn’t know what he to say.
What could he say?
He had never seen his father before, so there was nothing he could say, Lin Mu thought.
So Lin Mu kept his mouth shut.
Di Wu frowned upon seeing that Lin Mu wasn’t talking, “why aren’t you speaking?”
After he spoke, he paused then looked at Lin Mu and added, “I’m not going to eat you.”
Lin Mu let out a sigh of relief and opened his mouth had been shut for a long time, and under Di Wu’s gaze, asked, “you know my father?”
Di Wu nodded, “I do. Your father never mentioned me before?”
“……” Lin Mu started at Di Wu for a few seconds then shook his head, ”my father he…… I’ve never met my father before.”
Di Wu, who had been leaning lazily against the back of his chair, sat up straight at once, furrowing his brows, “what do you mean?”
“I’ve never met my father before.” Lin Mu repeated.
This name, Di Wu, sounded as if it was from the same family and village as Di Xiu. But Lin Mu knew that the names of monsters couldn’t be considered as such, because to be exact, the name Di Xiu, the Relaxed Emperor, was the name of his father’s species. But the tree that was his father was the only member of that species.
Di Wu’s brows furrowed even tighter together, “if you haven’t met your father before, where did you come from?”
“My mother gave birth to me.” Lin Mu felt that this question was extremely stupid, “I’ve never met my father since the day I was born.”
Di Wu looked at Lin Mu, then fell silent for a while. He took a cigarette out from his pocket, opened the window, lit the cigarette and took in a deep breath. Exhaling a white mist out of the window, he sighed, “he’s probably dead. With the way he was, if he didn’t die, he wouldn’t have not taken care of you.”
Lin Mu startled as he heard those words, and hundreds of thoughts climbed into his mind. It was as if there was a buzzing sound in his ear, tearing the chaotic pictures in his head to shreds, leaving behind nothing but a bitter and empty feeling.
For the moment, he didn’t know whether he should be happy or sad.
Lin Mu looked at Di Wu and asked, “are you my father’s friend?”
“I’m considered your father’s senior. When I gained enough spiritual energy to gain awareness, he was still a little sapling.” Di Wu smoked and lightly tsked, “according to the family hierarchy, you should be calling me uncle2伯伯 – father’s older brother.”
Lin Mu looked at the other party’s thirty-something face, and felt that he seriously could not call out ‘uncle’. 3Lin Mu is 23
With that face, Lin Mu could at most call him older brother.
This monster had no need to trick him.
Because Di Wu was much stronger than him, so strong that he could simply steal what he wanted. Even if it was his own life, it would have been very easy for Di Wu to take it away.
Where was the need to trick him?
“I’d really like to know; why he would get together with a human.” Di Wu said in an ambiguous manner, “he should have been in the Great Wilderness, being taken care of by those great monsters, and enshrined in a proper manner. No creatures should have been be able to hurt him.”
Lin Mu thought about the information he had just found, and was a little more convinced. He shook his head, “…… I also don’t know.”
Di Wu eyebrows furrowed again, “how do you not know anything? What about your mother?”
“She’s not here anymore.” Lin Mu licked his lips, “but she didn’t tell me anything when she was alive.”
Di Wu paused, then realized that this situation was normal.
The Relaxed Emperor gained awareness and became a monster, then gave birth to future generations. If this news got out to other monsters or humans, then this small half-monster wouldn’t have a good end.
A half-monster couldn’t change back to their original form, and couldn’t bear fruits, but the original talent that belonged to the Relaxed Emperor was still there.
Just grab the little brat and lock him up, and from time to time, take something from him. Flesh or blood was good, and so were bones or hair. All of these were the best materials. In any case, half-monsters recover quickly, and if they were habitually injured, their body’s instinct would drive them to recover even quicker.
If one wanted to be greedier, just yank the soul out of this little brat out, refine both his soul and his flesh, and who knows, some immortal pill could be produced.
Just like him in the past.
Di Wu made a cold snort then took in a few mouthfuls of smoke. He crushed the cigarette, “what are you called?”
“Lin Mu.” Lin Mu paused, then added, “my mother’s surname.”
Di Wu took Lin Mu’s phone and entered his own number, typed the words ‘Uncle Di Wu’ in, then frowned at the word ‘uncle’ for a long time. He then deleted that word and dialed the number after he saved it. Then, he took his cellphone and saved Lin Mu’s number, then turned to Lin Mu and said, “give me some blood.”
Instantly, Lin Mu went on the alert.
“My soul isn’t complete, and I can use your blood to keep a clear head.” Di Wu took out a white jade bottle from goodness knows where and a sharp piece of jade, and his tone became a lot more casual, “just a bottle, don’t dawdle.”
“What kind of man wants blood the first time they meet?” Lin Mu shrank back.
“Who are you calling a human?” Di Wu said, in an unhappy manner. “If I don’t have your blood I have to kill people ever so often. If not, you can just be carried around by me, and use the power of the Relaxed Emperor to keep me calm. If you’re fine with that, then I’m okay too.”
Lin Mu froze, “you killed people? How many?”
Di Wu casually said, “I don’t know. Forgot. They’re all people who’ve died a long time ago.”
Frowning, Lin Mu finally stretched out his right hand and watched as Di Wu held the sharp piece of jade against his wrist, and a line of blood welled up, gathering up and flowing down a small track of blood into the jade bottle in Di Wu’s hands.
His wrist was cold and numb, but it didn’t hurt at all.
“Killing people is wrong.” Lin Mu muttered.
“Oh, your heart hurts for the humans?” Di Wu nodded lightly as he finished his words, “that’s true, you’re a half-monster.”
Lin Mu looked at the jade bottle that was gradually filling up and said, “if you have my blood, you don’t need to kill.”
“You don’t have to worry about this.” Di Wu waved his hand, then gently brushed against Lin Mu’s wrist. The wound immediately healed without any trace of injury.
Di Wu closed the bottle and warned, “you should pay more attention to yourself. Your blood can’t be given to anyone, nor your hair or even your dandruff. Anything on your body, including the clothes that you often wear, can’t be given to others.”
Lin Mu looked at Di Wu and nodded.
“Call me if there’s anything.” Di Wu paused, and asked, “how old are you?”
“Twenty-three.” Lin Mu obediently answered.
“Really young.” Di Wu said, then reached over to the front seat and shoved a credit card in Lin Mu’s direction, “take it and spend.”
Lin Mu was stunned and hurriedly pushed back, “I don’t want it!”
“No, you want it.” Di Wu pulled open Lin Mu’s collar, threw the card inside, then opened the car door and kicked the little half-monster out. “Remember to spend it, if not I’ll come find you in the middle of the night.”
After saying that, Di Wu closed the door with a bang, started the car and left.
Lin Mu tugged at his collar, pulled the hem of his shirt out of his pants, looked at the credit card that fell to the ground, then bent down to pick it up.
Da Hei had smelled the scent of thick and rich, sweet smelling blood in the air, and his whole body jolted as he ran out barking.
Lin Mu looked at him in a daze and said, “nothing… it’s only, an elder I know came to find me.”
Da Hei didn’t listen. He sniffed around Lin Mu for a long while, and although he did indeed smell the scent of blood, Lin Mu himself had no wounds.
“It’s really nothing.” Lin Mu put the card away carefully and led Da Hei back inside.
By the time the old lady’s affairs were settled, more than half the afternoon had already passed.
Lin Mu led Da Hei back, and took care of the monsters that had been waiting for half a day. Then, he threw the rest of the work to Da Hei, who was radiating vigour, and went up to the reference room.
This time, he checked for information about Di Wu.
Di Wu, the Emperor’s Shelter, was the same as Di Xiu. Both of them were trees, standing straight towards the sky. Di Wu had leaves the shape of pepper leaves, and was born with barbs that could be used to resist disasters and calamities.
He was an extremely auspicious and powerful tree.
There was much more information about Di Wu compared to Di Xiu. Because Di Xiu had gained spiritual awareness and thousands of years ago, he was quite famous as a lone traveller in the Great Wilderness.
Because of his own characteristics, he would often get into conflicts with monsters that were stained with negative karma. And since their relationship had always been bad, even when he passed by two monsters fighting, he would take advantage of his characteristic of being able to resist calamities and casually leave after beating them up. Thus, he drew a great amount of hate.4恶果 (È guǒ). Stained is literal. 恶果 lit. negative consequences/bad results, also used in Buddhism, where it refers to the natural consequences when one partakes in evil actions. In this case, it refers to monsters/people who have indulged in committing evil, and thus get stained with this 恶果. 因果 is one way that karma can be written.
Later, Di Wu ran into the Central Plains to stroll around. The monsters and humans in the Great Wilderness and the Central Plains colluded together, and Di Wu crashed and burned.
What a good material the Emperor’s Shelter was!
Separating his original body could provide countless of humans who didn’t have the ability to resist demons, monsters or ghosts with monastery gates, weapons, or whatever else they need.
And wherever his soul was sealed, the area would have yin and yang in balance, without any ghosts, with clear waters and a peaceful land.
Refining Emperor’s Shelter’s monstrous energy alone would ensure that a large area of trees, plants, herbs, spiritual medication would be able to grow and grow, without being polluted by other monstrous energy or ghostly energy.
So after Di Wu crashed and burned, the humans took his body and soul, and the monsters took away his strength, dividing him into countless parts, scattering him across both the Great Wilderness and the Central Plains.
After getting the benefits from the Emperor’s Shelter, the greedy humans and demons set their sights on other exotics plants and flowers, as well as the sacred trees that had been preserved since ancient times.
Therefore, the Relaxed Emperor was protected to death.
After reading through these information, Lin Mu took in a deep breath, and realised why news about his father gaining spiritual awareness and becoming a monster was so tightly protected.
He closed the information silently and quietly went downstairs.
As soon as Lin Mu pushed open the door of the stairwell and looked up, he saw the extremely beautiful fox spirit sitting on a stool with his back straight. There was a slight frown on his face as he listened to Wu Gui, who Lin Mu didn’t even know had returned.
“It’s Di Wu.” Wu Gui said towards Yan Xuanjing, “he broke through the seals that suppressed him and is out for revenge.”
The author has this to say:
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The translator has this to add:
#Asking urgently online, there’s this guy who escaped from prison who seems to be related to my father. Apparently he’s killed some people and is planning to kill more. What should I do? Urgent!#
#Who are you, Harry potter?#