Yan Xuanjing squatted outside the door, and felt very puzzled.
Ever since the last time Lin Mu threw him out, he had been a little confused — although later, he had learned about the concept of human shame and privacy, at the beginning, he was completely at a loss.
Monsters had no concept of such things. Like Di Xiu, he didn’t mind how many monsters laid around him or hung on his body.
In Yan Xuanjing’s point of view, it was an extremely normal thing for him to run to sleep with Lin Mu to get some moon essence.
However, it was Lin Mu himself who brought in the moon essence. If he rejected him, then Yan Xuanjing would naturally accept it. In any case, it wouldn’t affect him that much to go to the yard, and even if Lin Mu drove him out of the yard, it was well within his right.
Di Xiu also had the right to drive monsters that he didn’t like out of the valley, didn’t he?
After all , Lin Mu had always lived as a human, and different ideas required mutual understanding.
So before, Yan Xuanjing naturally went outside to sleep with his dog bed.
Today’s situation was a little special, so Yan Xuanjing asked Lin Mu if he could go back inside to sleep — although he still didn’t understand why Lin Mu threw him out, but some time had passed, and what if Lin Mu changed his mind?
This was normal.
Lin Mu liked him, liked his face, liked to hold and nuzzle against his original form, and also liked the feeling of being accompanied when he slept.
These matters were very clear to Yan Xuanjing, which was why he offered to sleep with Lin Mu.
And he didn’t say anything wrong.
Lin Mu asked him what he wanted, so of course he told the truth.
He couldn’t trick Lin Mu again, right?
Before, he had fooled Lin Mu, and Lin Mu was very angry about it. Yan Xuanjing felt that he minded this a lot.
After all, that was the only time he saw Lin Mu get angry, and although it soon subsided, Yan Xuanjing still remembered it very clearly.
Besides, there was no need to lie about such a trivial matter.
He didn’t lie to Lin Mu, and told the truth, but why was Lin Mu so angry?
Yan Xuanjing dragged his dog bed to the door of Lin Mu’s room, laid in the soft dog bed, and thought very hard about the matter with his brows furrowed together.
Lin Mu sat on the bed and felt very puzzled.
How did Yan Xuanjing’s brain circuit grow into this shape?
It’s not that he didn’t like Yan Xuanjing’s attitude of being honest and sincere without bluffing other at all; after all, it was because of Yan Xuanjing’s straightforward attitude that he felt moved.
If he was just looking at his face, he simply would have wanted to be normal friends with Yan Xuanjing.
How could his heart really be moved because of a face? If he was really touched, it must have been because something happened while they were interacting.
Although at times it could be anger others or cause others to choke, but Lin Mu actually liked Yan Xuanjing’s overly straightforward brain circuit.
At least he wasn’t bluffing like before, right?’
What Lin Mu didn’t understand was how Yan Xuanjing could know that he liked him?
If Yan Xuanjing really knew that he liked him, then how did his way of thinking simply sidestep1Original text 蛇皮走 – move like a snake. An online/gaming term that describes how players dodge left and right like a snake moving in an ‘S’ shape to avoid attacks. across all the important points until he reached “are you ill” and “I’m here to get some moon essence, do you like my human form, or my original form with one tails or nine tails”.
Lin Mu hugged his pillow and sat cross-legged on the bed, and tried to remember if he had missed any points.
Then, he vaguely recalled the time when Di Wu came over, and Yan Xuanjing’s straightforward remarks.
— You like me.
— Those who like nine-tailed foxes all like their faces.
Lin Mu thought of these two sentences and felt that he might have found the key to reality.
Worthy of being a magical creature, the nine-tailed fox.
No idea where their brain circuit even began.
Lin Mu take a deep breath.
Since he could sleep with, then he would.
Why wouldn’t he sleep with him if he could?
p style=”color:transparent; height: 1px; margin: 0; padding: 0; overflow: hidden;”>”Let’s go.” Lin Mu stood up, “Di Wu asked me to bring you back.”
He raised his hand and rubbed his face, threw the pillow to the side, angrily got out of bed and opened the door.
Yan Xuanjing was laying in the dog bed and looked up at at Lin Mu, who suddenly opened the door, “?”
“Aren’t you going to sleep with me?” Lin Mu said, “I want nine tails.”
Yan Xuanjing looked up towards Lin Mu, and his fluffy tail behind him gently shook and shook out nine of them.
Nine big tails opened behind him like a peacock opening his feathers. He rolled up and went into the room with the dog bed in his mouth.
Lin Mu watched Yan Xuanjing place the dog bed he had thrown out back to its original position and then jump onto the bed.
Sitting on the bed, Lin Mu looked at the large pile of fluff on it, and couldn’t help but reach out to touch the nine large tails.
The feeling was softer and smoother than he expected, a little cool for the autumn night, and pausing a little could bring out some warmth.
Couldn’t bear to part with it.
Lin Mu, with the idea of if it’s there to touch, why not, and simply picked up two tails and hugged them in his arms, buried his head in the soft fur and nuzzled it.
Yan Xuanjing slightly stiffened for a moment.
The weakness of the nine-tailed fox was still their tail, and even their parents were unlikely to touch their child’s tail so carelessly.
Places that haven’t been touched by others would always be slightly more sensitive to touch.
Especially when it was the tails that were held in the nine-tailed fox’s heart at all times.
Yan Xuanjing looked at Lin Mu, and unconsciously pressed his paws against the soft mattress.
Lin Mu probably didn’t understand these apprehensions that monsters hand.
Yan Xuanjing looked at how Lin Mu really seemed to like it, and pressed down on his desire to pull his tail back, slowly laid down with his two front paws overlapping and placed his head on them, slightly squinting as he looked at Lin Mu who was rubbing his tail.
Lin Mu kneaded it very happily.
He looked at Yan Xuanjing and said, “I want……”
The nine-tailed fox on the bed shook his ears.
I want to see a nine-tailed fox in human form with fox ears and tails.
Lin Mu met Yan Xuanjing’s gaze, opened his mouth to say something, then closed again.
Facing Yan Xuanjing’s face at this time still made him feel stressed.
Because if Yan Xuanjing turned into his human form now, wouldn’t he be…… lying on his bed?
Lin Mu felt that this was too exciting and not good for his physical and mental health.
“Nothing, good night.”
Lin Mu shook his head, then turned and turned off the lamp, leaving only the slight light that was emitted from the moon essence in the room.
This was the first time Yan Xuanjing had slept in Lin Mu’s room after autumn had started.
The little fan that was placed near the bed had disappeared, either because it was getting cold in autumn, or Lin Mu removed it because he was gradually not affected by the weather anymore.
The summer sleeping mat was also removed and changed to a bed sheet, and when he jumped into bed, it was soft under his paws.
Yan Xuanjing watched Lin Mu open the blanket to lay down, then reached out from inside it to move two of his tails under the blanket.
Yan Xuanjing felt that two of his tails were gently held, and he stared at Lin Mu, who was moving back into the blanket and closing his eyes. He was a little worried if he would see a tragic scene where Lin Mu kicked him off the bed while pulling on his tails.
— Just thinking about it made his butt hurt.
But perhaps because the night wasn’t as hot anymore, Lin Mu didn’t kick the blanket off after sleeping, and wasn’t restless either. Only when a night breeze blew in from the window, Lin Mu felt around him vaguely, felt for a few tails and hugged them, looking as if he wanted to be buried in fluff.
Yan Xuanjing took a look at Lin Mu, who was hiding in the bed with only a tuft of hair left outside, flicked the tails that hadn’t been dragged into the blanket to circle Lin Mu and closed his eyes.
The next day, when Lin Mu carried Di Xiu’s branch and rode the small electric scooter out, Milky also slipped out of the house and jumped onto the back seat.
Lin Mu paused and looked at the big pile of fluff on the back seat, “you’re not watching the house?”
Milky shook his head, and turned to look at the small courtyard that Di Xiu had placed down layers after layers of protection on.
It was Di Xiu who had asked him to follow.
Di Xiu’s current situation was rather special. Although he did not have the ability to condense into a solid human form, but where his original body is, there wasn’t a need to worry too much.
If it wasn’t because he needed to protect his pregnant wife and unborn child, Di Xiu wouldn’t have crashed and burned before he even had the time to send a letter to his friends in the Great Wilderness.
According to Di Xiu, without Lin Xueji and Lin Mu, he could even fight back.
As everybody knows, the difficulty of protecting others compared to the difficulty of protecting oneself, was of a totally different level.
Especially when the ones they wanted to protect were weak.
In Di Xiu’s current situation, it was easy to protect himself, but adding the little yard required other means of concealment and protection.
When Yan Gui and Di Wu strolled by a few times, they had stuffed quite a few treasures in the yard, and now, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Lin Mu’s current little yard an iron barrel wrapped with copper and iron walls.
On the contrary, it was Lin Mu, who often went out, that made others worry more.
Di Xiu could only use one branch to follow Lin Mu. Weak and helpless, and it would be hard for him to even form a human figure, let alone protect Lin Mu.
Milky sat upright on the backseat, and hurriedly nudged Lin Mu’s back.
Lin Mu was tickled by this nudge, and suddenly moved forward a little.
“Alright, you can go.” Lin Mu muttered, and moved both small potted plants at the front to the middle, then asked little Ginseng to help open the courtyard gate and then rode the little electric scooter out of the village.
When his mother left, they didn’t have much savings at home. He didn’t have money for the funeral organisers to get a seperate tomb, and his mother had said that she wanted to be in a lively place after she died, so Lin Mu used the city’s welfare and buried in his mother in a semi-welfare based cemetery in the southern suburbs.
It was some distance away from the village, about 50 minutes by electric scooter.
Lin Mu bought a bunch of flowers from the florist outside the cemetery.
It’s a big bouquet of small white daisies.
The favourite flower of his mother who liked to play with all sorts of flowers, was actually this kind of little daisy, which could be seen everywhere, and would usually be used as ornaments for bouquets.
A small white flower with yellow stamen. It had a high survival rate, was unafraid of storms, and could flourish with a tiny bit of sun, blooming very brilliantly.
Lin Mu locked his scooter outside the cemetery and moved the potted plants to the management office of the cemetery.
“Grandpa Liu.2not blood-related grandfather. A way of addressing elderly and more familiar men.” Lin Mu went in and greeted the old doorman, “could I place something here for a moment?”
The old doorman looked up with a pair of reading glasses on the bridge of his nose. When he saw Lin Mu, he bookmarked the book in his hand then took out the registration book and gave it to him, “you can leave it here.”
Lin Mu went in with the potted plants in his arms. He was just about to place the potted plants in the corner when he saw a black shadow coming out of the corner. Silently, he lifted it up and placed it on the desk, “I’ll place these here first and take them when I come out. Please don’t let Blossom scratch them.”
The black shadow that came out of the corner was a Li Hua cat that the old man took in. The cat that looked very beautiful and also knew how to act spoiled used to be a stray cat in the past. However, with a move that could be called a perfect scam by acting spoilt, was raised by a loving human into a smooth and shining cat.
And in the end, the cat naturally stayed with the old man.
As soon as Lin Mu finished his words, the cat jumped on the desk and ran straight to Lin Mu.
Lin Mu quickly pushed the potted plants aside, and just as he had done so, the cat placed two front paws on his arm and stretched into a very long cat, then nudged against his face and sniffed. The cat gave a sweet and sticky meow, and gripped onto Lin Mu’s arm without any intention of letting go.
Long used to this coquettish cat, Lin Mu picked Blossom up with one hand and took the pen next to the register with the other. Just as he got ready to register, he saw the names ‘Lin Hongsheng’ and ‘Lin Hongkuo’ written on the first row.
Lin Mu froze and looked at the old man, “Grandpa Liu, have these two men gone?”
The old man looked over his glasses, then shook his head and pointed to a car parked outside the cemetery, “they haven’t.”
“Oh.” Lin Mu nodded, didn’t sign, placed down the pen in his hand and took the cat to sit by the door of the management office.
He didn’t really want to meet his two uncles.
Although he didn’t know why they suddenly came this year, but Lin Mu felt that the lesser they communicated the better. After all, from his limited understanding, if he talked about with his two uncles about ideals and life, it would most probably infuriate him.
Lin Mu also didn’t want to have a heart to heart talk with his mother in front of them.
He was planning to wait in the management office until they came out and then hand over the potted plants to them.
Lin Mu sat on the steps of the management office to tease the cat, grabbed a green foxtail, supported his face with his hand and swayed it in front of Blossom.
According to the rules, pets weren’t allowed to be brought into the cemetery, and even Blossom’s range of activities was limited to the management office of the cemetery.
Milky, who was waiting for Lin Mu outside the management office, saw him enter and immediately come out and thought something had happened. Just as he planned to go over, he saw Lin Mu holding a cat in his arms.
The cat was lying in Lin Mu’s arms, squinting and purring. The purr was soft and sweet, and if it was uploaded to the internet, it could harvest a lot of human hearts online.
Even when Lin Mu had placed the cat down and teased it with a foxtail, that call had a coquettish spirit.
And Lin Mu was obviously very happy.
He propped up his face, and even if half of his face was covered, that little dimple revealed his smile.
Yan Xuanjing, a canine, sat there expressionlessly and looked at Lin Mu, then looked at the cat fell to the ground and showed its stomach while rolling around on the ground.
He saw Lin Mu reach out his hand and gently scratch the cat’s chin, with soft and quiet murmurs.
Before, Lin Mu used to play with Milky like this.
Before, Lin Mu used to talk with Milky like this.
Although Milky didn’t know how to act in a coquettish manner.
But whether he acted coquettishly or not, this treatment should obviously have been his.
Yan Xuanjing thought, squinted at the mewling cat, and was less and less happy.
Finally, the nine-tailed fox didn’t sit still.
He stood up, strode over to Lin Mu’s side, and very calmly extended his claws and pushed the enemy cat to the side.
Then, he slowly squatted down in front of Lin Mu, raised his chin and placed it into the palm of Lin Mu’s hand, which he hadn’t retracted yet.
Lin Mu subconsciously scratched Milky’s chin, and his whole face showed that he was at a loss.
What was the matter with this fox spirit?
The translator has this to add:
Jealousy suits you, Yan Xuanjing.