After experiencing a week of high-intensity exercise, Yan Gui wondered if what he had experienced was his descend into the mortal world in order to undergo heavenly tribulation and ascend into immortality.
On the other hand, his son ate lavish meals everyday, had a little Relaxed Emperor following as a tail behind him. He had only needed to give Lin Mu an occasional hand and help him with the construction of the greenhouse, and could live a happy life..
Yan Gui held the dog bed in his mouth and stood at Lin Mu’s door. No matter how he thought, he felt that he was quite miserable.
Lin Mu looked at the calendar that had a date circled around it in red ink, and rolled up his sleeves.
Today, Yan Xuanjing didn’t come. Lin Mu went out to the yard and moved out the goods that needed to be delivered the next day and went upstairs to print out dozens of labels. After wrapping with plastic, he carefully tied them to the potted plants and took photos of them, one by one.
This time, he was going to deliver the goods to an old customer, who was also introduced to him by Mentor Tan. It was somebody involved with high-end hotels, and he had a separate top resort in City A.
Because the demand for bonsai plants wasn’t that great, and there wasn’t really a need to replace them often, he really liked to order from Lin Mu.
On the one hand, the supply is just good and cheap, and on the other, the bonsai raised by Lin Mu were always of a good quality.
And the most important thing was that after he had bought bonsai from Lin Mu in the past, they could grow well without regular care.
If it wasn’t for Lin Mu’s firm determination to take the civil servant test from the beginning, the boss who would kill anything he raised would really have liked to Lin Mu to be his private gardener.
The yards of rich people were very large, and every year, it would cost a lot of money to maintain its greenery.
When Lin Mu was in college, he was short on his living expenses. Occasionally, he would pick up a few personal jobs from old customers or big bosses, and help them tend or plant new greenery in their mansions.
Lin Mu wasn’t the one in charge of the entire greenification process, it was just that several old customers knew about Lin Mu’s situation, so they would make things convenient for him.
Now, after graduation, Lin Mu had a serious job and hadn’t received such personal jobs for a long time.
After he took pictures of all those tabs, he sent the picture to the boss. After he had had gotten a formal reply to proceed, he went back into the shaded house and took a picture of a single bonsai and sent it to the big boss.
This was the Rhododendron1 the big boss had ordered half a year ago. Under intentional control, it had only just budded, and without any accidents, it should have a month and a half to two from its budding stage to its flowering stage. Since it was the weekend tomorrow, he could personally send it to the boss.
This boss was extremely busy, and Lin Mu didn’t receive a reply for some time, so he put away his cell phone and turned to help the few little monsters build the greenhouse.
The hands-on ability of monsters had always been strong, and coupled with the fact that their physical strength was much better than that of humans and all the materials were already prepared, in two weeks, the foundation and frame had already been finished.
If it wasn’t for the fact they cared about Lin Mu who lived according to a normal human life, the little monsters would have continued to work diligently through the night.
When Lin Mu approached, he saw the Ginseng Baby with his butt perked up, painting a wooden board on the ground.
There was a tablet on a tile next to it, with the pictures of buildings that they had used as reference.
Ginseng Baby was facing away from Lin Mu as he said to his friends, “when the greenhouse is built, we’ll come here to pass the winter.
Lin Mu paused, “pass the winter?”
The little Ginseng heard him and turned around, “Lin Mu, you’re here!”
Lin Mu nodded and brought another board, and also squatted down and got a brush to help with painting. As he painted, he said, “why would you still have to come to the greenhouse for the winter?”
The little Ginseng replied, “it hasn’t been long since the two mimosas gained spiritual awareness, and every year, it’s difficult for them to pass through the winter, and the greenhouse is warm in winter.”
Lin Mu suddenly realised and nodded his head, and chatted with the little Ginseng as the worked until the sky was completely dark before they stopped. He then took a look at his mobile phone and realised that the boss had replied to the message.
The boss said that he was free tomorrow and happened to be at home, so Lin Mu could send the flowers.
Lin Mu had always personally sent the plants to this type of big boss. He wouldn’t lose anything if he thickened his face to bring awareness of his existence to others.
He replied with a smiling expression, and just as he walked up the stairs, he saw the dog bed lying in the middle of the walkway, and Milky, who was lying there, was daydreaming.
Lin Mu squatted down and rubbed the dog’s belly.
Yan Gui had no strength left as he swished his tail, and he was too lazy to turn his gaze.
He felt that he had really descended to the mortal world for training, if not, how could he have encountered something like this?
— It’s just that everything was initiated by this son and his friend’s nephew.
The former sneered at him then slipped away everyday, and the latter, he couldn’t bear to fight or scold. Thinking of Di Xiu, he would simply want to pamper Lin Mu, how could he be willing to beat or scold him?
But his son that had been teased everyday by him in the past had his arrogance swelling at a fast pace.
But it didn’t matter, this wasn’t a big problem.
It was never too late for a gentleman to take revenge, and besides, he still had thousands of years.
Yan Gui thought of these two descendants, and couldn’t help but sigh.
It really must have been the one tribulation decided by the heavens for him.
Lin Mu saw that the dog was motionless, so he simply picked up the dog and felt his weight with his hands, “…… why does it feel like nothing changed?”
Yan Gui: “……”
Lin Mu looked at the energyless dog, placed him back in the dog bed, gently rubbed the dog’s head as he encouraged him, “you must work hard, Milky. Look at me, I’m trying hard to learn how to fly.”
Yan Gui heard those words, finally lifted his eyelids and looked at Lin Mu with shock.
— It turns out that you’re climbing up to the roof every night for the past few days is in order to learn how to fly?!
Lin Mu was indeed learning to fly. Since he found out that even when jumping off the roof, he wouldn’t break his neck, and he was even able to safely land, this week, when it was dark, he took advantage of the fact that there weren’t any streetlights in the village, and the fact that almost nobody went out at night and climbed onto the roof to jump down.
Yan Gui was extremely shocked.
Other than certain bird monsters, whose family kid would learn to fly by jumping off a building?
Especially after he remembered that it was his kid who taught Lin Mu how to use his monstrous energy, and couldn’t help but poke at his own rarely used conscience as he thought about the past, and found out that this actually turned out to be his fault.
Thinking of his son, it seemed that he really had such an experience when he had learned to fly.
But that was an accident.
Who would have thought that when he was planning to drop in on their neighbours, his son took a little nap on his back, and the result was that he accidentally rolled down from his back?
Nobody would have thought of it.
Yan Xuanjing and Yan Gui also wouldn’t have thought of it.
But Yan Xuanjing had the inborn talent of a martial arts master, and not only was he unscatched, but he also learned to fly.
But a Relaxed Emperor was different from a nine-tailed fox.
The essence of a nine-tailed fox was still an animal, if one wanted them to grow up quickly, is was basically just laying out their foundation at home and then throwing them out into the wild to bumble along.
It didn’t matter what kind of means they used to use to gain profits, whether it was their charm, their fangs and claws, or their mind. It was enough to be able to rely on one of them to grow on their own.
Most of the monsters in the Great Wilderness were like this.
The nine-tailed foxes had been doing this for generations.
If they managed to successfully survive and return to their families, they would most probably become great monsters. If they couldn’t survive, they would basically be left outside to die.
Life and death was decreed by fate. If they failed to live up to expectations, who could they blame if they died?
But a Relaxed Emperor was different.
Not mentioning other things, expect for the types like Di Wu, whose family’s plant monsters that gained spiritual awareness would like to fight and kill?
As for the monsters of flowers and plants in the Qingqiu country, each of them, if they were not indulging in farming, they would be basking in the sun and bearing fruits. The grains that they grew and the fruits that they bore could be sold for money, and if they saved enough money, they could buy a land full of spiritual energy, continue to farm and bask in the sun to bear fruits. Each and every single one of them stood aloof from worldly affairs.
Although there were many exceptions, on the whole, plant monsters live in a very peaceful manner.
Because they didn’t need to fight or kill to grow over time.
Only because it was easy for them to attract the attention of other monsters that it was necessary for them to find a strong force to rely on in order to live in peace.
Most forces had their doors open to plant-type monsters because, after all, there were a lot of monsters, and they all needed to have a meal.
Other monsters didn’t like farming.
It was just that Lin Mu’s approach was simply going against the grain.
But he was still living quite well.
After all, strength was the most useful blade in one’s hand.
— It’s just that Di Xiu would certainly not use such a way to educate his son.
Yan Gui subconsciously agreed with this kind of education, but when he thought about Di Xiu, he felt his aching conscience and began to panic.
If Di Xiu knew that Lin Mu was addicted to jumping off a building of his historical legacy, he probably would be kicked out the valley and pulled into a blacklist.
But it wasn’t certain what kind of state Di Xiu was in right now.
Letting Lin Mu first have some ability to protect himself, this idea was completely flawless!
The old fox pondered for a long time between ‘being kicked out of the valley and pulled into the blacklist’ and ‘it’s okay for little Relaxed Emperor to learn this way first’. He looked at Lin Mu’s happy back after he rubbed the dog, rolled up, and decided that he would go now, right away, because he couldn’t wait for any longer.
When the time came and Di Xiu had a problem with it, letting him scold Yan Xuanjing would be enough.
Yan Gui wasn’t at all burdened psychologically to let his son take all the blame.
Anyways, his son had a good relationship with the little Relaxed Emperor, so there wasn’t a problem at all.
But, as a father, he couldn’t mooch of the nephew of his friend everyday. He couldn’t afford to lose that face.
Yan Gui took the dog bed into Lin Mu’s bedroom and put it away, then he jumped out of the side door and disappeared.
Yan Xuanjing was playing cards with the Qingyao Mountain’s god.
The mountain god didn’t like to talk.
Yan Xuanjing was also a quiet person, and the two non-humans took advantage of the fact that they could see each other in the night quite clearly and found a flat rock and sat face to face in silence. Because they couldn’t get a third monster to play fight the landlord with then, he and the mountain god played train line.2排火车. Couldn’t exactly find the English name for this card game, because there’s apparently a lot of different names for it.
When Yan Gui left, Yan Xuanjing turned his head and glanced back, and only felt a slight coolness.
He frowned a little, but before he had gotten the details, he realised his father had gone to the east.
Yan Xuanjing reacted, pondered a little, and recalled that the east where was Wu Gui was.
It seemed like he couldn’t stand being forced to run about the mountains and fields everyday, and was finally ready to do actual business.
Yan Xuanjing slowly retracted his gaze.
Two days ago, Lin Mu told him that there wasn’t any good or bad news from Wu Gui’s side.
But in Yan Xuanjing’s point of view, no news was good news.
After all, nobody knew what Di Wu’s current situation was like right now.
As long as there was no news of somebody’s death, it was a good thing.
Yan Xuanjing slowly took out a card from his own stack, and took all the cards in front of him. Then he looked at the mountain god’s empty hands, and very proudly lifted his chin.
My country’s next great young leader had no blind spots.
Not even when playing cards.
Lin Mu had finished today’s portion of jumping off buildings, and when he was ready to go to bed, he found out that Milky had jumped onto his bed on his own initiative.
“Back again?” Lin Mu rubbed the dog’s head, “previously, you weren’t willing to sleep with me.”
He would rather put the dog bed next to his bed, than sleep on the same bed.
Yan Xuanjing turned to look at Lin Mu and sat upright, his two front paws overlapping as he shook his ears.
Lin Mu looked at this familiar posture and suddenly felt a sense of relief.
As expected, Milky was still the same Milky he was familiar with.
Lin Mu turned off the lights and got into bed, and quietly said goodnight to his dog.
Yan Xuanjing flicked his tail and rested it against Lin Mu.
Looking as Lin Mu gradually went to sleep, and when the moon essence became thicker, Yan Xuanjing’s movements were quick as steady. Before Lin Mu had realised anything, he had stuffed him into a blanket and rolled him up.
Yan Xuanjing pressed down the exposed edge of the roll, looked at the dog bed that his father had left beside the bed before he left, and there was a look of mockery on this fluffy fox’s face.
I can sleep on the bed.
My country’s next great young leader had no blind spots.
The translator has this to add:
Yan Xuanjing: youjealous?.jpg