Before Lin Mu went to bed that day, he told Yan Xuanjing about what had happened when he went to work.
Wu Gui seemed to have given tacit approval for Yan Xuanjing to always be by his side.
Lin Mu felt a little pleased as he said that, and looked down at the bracelet on his wrist, stared at it for a while, and then took back his sight.
“Wu Gui probably meant to ask me to be more careful.” Lin Mu rubbed the small fox’s round body and squeezed his two little paws.
Yan Xuanjing nodded his head to indicate that he understood.
Lin Mu turned Milky over, rubbed his belly, and whispered, “we just don’t know what that monster’s original form is. Although he’s already cast off Di Wu’s power, he’s a monster that could still stir up such a reign of terror, which means that even without Di Wu’s power, he shouldn’t be easy to handle.”
Yan Xuanjing nodded his head again, held his tails to his abdomen with his paws and lifted his head to let Lin Mu scratch his chin, squinting comfortably.
To be honest, Yan Xuanjing was really quite lazy to go and track down what was up with that monster.
Because Qingqiu Country had not been attacked by this monster. Although he had found this monster to fight with, lost, and suffered wounds that couldn’t be called minor, but that was because of the characteristics of Di Wu’s abilities and his own incompetence.
If he had lost, then he had lost. If his skills weren’t as good as others, then he would accept his fate.
In any case, Qingqiu Country was fine, and the monster didn’t chase after him to kill him. Compared to other monsters who were simply slaughtered after they rushed up, Yan Xuanjing felt that this monster had shown mercy to him.
This was probably because of Di Wu’s power. After all, Di Wu always had a good impression and was close with the nine-tailed fox’s clan. The monster who had seized Di Wu’s power should probably have been influenced by it.
It’s just that the other party had thrown away Di Wu’s power, and if they met again, he didn’t know what kind of scene it would be.
Yan Xuanjing squinted his eyes, and the three tails behind him comfortably perked up.
Lin Mu pinched the tip of Milky’s raised tail, and the tail under his hand paused for a moment, and it was quickly pulled out of his hand.
Milky flipped over and laid down again. The tails behind him curled around him in a circle, and like a fluttering feather, slowly and gracefully fell down.
Really cute and dignified.
It was unbelievable that such a cute fluffy pile actually turned out to be real.
Lin Mu couldn’t help but bury his face into the soft fluff and nuzzle.
Yan Xuanjing laid there, indifferently flicking his tail to wrap around Lin Mu’s neck.
Lin Mu sniffed the fluff pile for a long while, then raised his head, “hot.”
Yan Xuanjing took his tail back and laid beside Lin Mu’s pillow.
The fox spirit also found another benefit of this young body now; he didn’t need to worry about Lin Mu kicking him off the bed because he was too hot.
He was small, could sleep beside Lin Mu’s pillow, and Lin Mu couldn’t throw him out in the middle of the night or push him off the other end.
Milky laid on the pillow and gave a lazy yawn.
Just as Wu Gui ordered, Lin Mu did carry around Yan Xuanjing with him.
He wasn’t the type of person who would be careless, and after being specifically told by an elder like Wu Gui to ensure his safety, he naturally would be cautious.
These few days, he specifically carried a bag when he went to work. He didn’t know how Yan Xuanjing did it, but he was never found by the machine when he went through the security check.
— And luckily, there weren’t many stops between the train terminal and the third last station.
In any case, there were seats, and Yan Xuanjing, this distinguished nine-tailed fox, wouldn’t be squeezed into a flat fox biscuit.
Lin Mu got out of the train, took Milky out of the bag and carried him. When he went out, Milky always looked like a round and fluffy Samoyed puppy, like soft and creamy ice cream, very nice to knead.
Lin Mu had ruffled him for several days without getting tired.
He looked at the date while ruffling the dog, and then raised Milky in front of him and said, “tomorrow, there’s going to be a small flower exhibition. Can you come with me?”
When Yan Xuanjing was held by him, he had nodded his head first, and after Lin Mu had kissed his forehead in joy, he raised his paw to touch the place where he was kissed and his eyebrows gradually wrinkled.
He always felt that Lin Mu’s current attitude was a bit strange.
It was a bit of a déjà vu — but Yan Xuanjing couldn’t remember when.
This question made Yan Xuanjing feel somewhat troubled, and even until Lin Mu took him to the flower exhibition, he couldn’t find the point of déjà vu within his 500 years of memories.
This flower exhibition wasn’t an official exhibition. Tt was similar to a market, a small exhibition made by flower enthusiasts within A City.
It was held on the last weekend of every March, July, and October, and located next to the largest bird and flower market in A City, at the northeast corner of the plaza.
By the time the small exhibition opened, there would be a lot of people bringing the flowers that they cultivated, some to show off, some for sale, and others to communicate.
Because this small exhibition wasn’t opened to large businesses, it had always been a good place for enthusiasts to communicate.
The organizer of this exhibition was the big boss Zhao that Lin Mu knew.
Because Lin Mu was introduced by him, he had gotten the tickets, and also met a number of bosses in this small exhibition, and made a lot of money from it.
This time, Lin Mu routinely asked Uncle De to bring the bonsais and flowers that he was going to sell.
After he had the greenhouse, he wanted to get some temperature control equipment, but in the end, the little Ginseng said that it wasn’t necessary.
After saying that, the little Ginseng went up and around the mountain and came back with a few little friends. After that, there was spring, summer, autumn, and winter in the greenhouse, the temperature could be adjusted, and even wind or snow wasn’t a problem.
Couple with the fact that Lin Mu himself had awakened his powers, it was getting easier and easier for him to work with flowers and plants. Therefore, this time, he brought quite a wide variety of goods, and each one of them were very good looking.
Lin Mu felt that this time, he would be able to make a lot of money.
Trucks weren’t allowed to enter the site, so Lin Mu had arrived early and transported the potted plants trolley by trolley.
Because of Uncle Zhao, he had a booth on this exhibit that was normally reserved for him. Previously, he used to bring over the goods and asked someone he knew to watch his stall, but today, he left the little Milky to watch, and carried the goods in one by one.
After the first two batches of flowers were moved, Lin Mu pushed the third batch on the trolley, and found out that his stall was surrounded by groups of people.
Lin Mu stood outside of the crowd for a second, and as soon as he wanted to say something, he heard Uncle Zhao’s voice coming from amongst crowd.
“How much is this orange blossom bonsai?” Uncle Zhao asked.
Lin Mu paused, and lifted his feet to squeeze into the crowd when he heard a clear howl of a puppy, “awoo!”
Lin Mu: “?”
“Is it five hundred?”
“Higher than a thousand?”
Lin Mu stood outside the crowd and was stunned for a long time, before he finally realized why there were so many people in front of his stall.
He wasn’t in a hurry to enter, and stood outside the noisy group, and listened to Uncle Zhao haggle with Milky over the price of the large orange blossom bonsai.
That price was a couple of hundreds higher than the price he had previously told Milky.
When Uncle Zhao called for someone to move this large bonsai, the crowd had made a path, and Yan Xuanjing looked up to see Lin Mu standing outside the crowd.
Lin Mu was amazed as he looked at the pile of fluff that was sitting upright. Yan Xuanjing didn’t feel that anything was wrong, and after he saw that Lin Mu had returned, he slowly laid back down.
Uncle Zhao also saw Lin Mu who was standing outside the crowd.
He grinned, “heya, Lin Mu, is this your dog?”
Lin Mu raised his hand to push the trolley, walked into the crowd, and nodded.
The ones who came early were regulars from previous years, had fixed booths, and could be considered familiar with Lin Mu.
They took advantage of their early admission and began to look at the goods that Lin Mu brought in this time so that they could get their hands on it early. As they rambled on, they talked about the puppy that Lin Mu had left his store to.
“Your dog’s too smart, aren’t all Samoyeds supposed to be dumb?” Uncle Zhao rubbed his hands, “where did you find this puppy?”
Lin Mu unloaded his goods and replied very honestly, “I picked him up.”
Uncle Zhao knew about Lin Mu’s situation with his two uncles, so he mentioned some stuff about them.
He said that things were going well on both of his uncle’s sides. The connections his first uncle had accumulated over the years weren’t little, and he started a company by himself. His second uncle was in charge of mediation, and his work was also quite stable.
Lin Mu nodded as he listened, and Uncle Zhao paused for a while after he had finished, the looked at Lin Mu who had emptied the trolley and said, “would you like to work for your first uncle? I remember that you majored in accounting, right?”
Lin Mu instantly knew that this was his first uncle’s idea. Maybe it was because he didn’t know how to ask, so Uncle Zhao simply said it for him.
Lin Mu thought so, expressed his gratitude and shook his head, “thank you, Uncle Zhao, but I’ve already taken the civil service exam, and the current unit I’m in is pretty good.”
Uncle Zhao wasn’t surprised to hear him say this.
After all, ultimately, Lin Mu had arranged his mother’s funeral by himself, and never thought of asking his kin for assistance.
His uncle felt that even if he said it, he would be rejected, but when he thought that his nephew might be a little short of money, he wanted to help, so he had always been uncertain.
“Okay.” Uncle Zhao nodded his head, and didn’t say much after helping his friend ask. He patted Lin Mu on the shoulder and carried his sleeves as he wandered off to the other stalls.
Lin Mu squatted beside Milky, lifted him up, and asked, “why didn’t you bark when I coaxed you in the past?”
Yan Xuanjing heard his words, swished his tail without hesitation and squeaked out a ‘yip’.
Lin Mu choked for a couple of seconds, and couldn’t help but pinch Milky’s soft face.
Yan Xuanjing felt that this technique was a bit familiar. It was what Lin Mu did when kneading the toys that would bark.
Yan Xuanjing fell silent for a long while, and finally, he cooperated with Lin Mu, and with every pinch, he ‘yip’-ed.
Lin Mu felt like he was going to die.
His cause of death would be because Milky was too cute.
He used up all of his self-control to place down the pile of fluff in his hands, and finally moved all the goods before the exhibition official opened and sat on the side of the stall.
Yan Xuanjing laid between Lin Mu’s legs and yawned. He let Lin Mu pat him whenever he wanted and thought about the conversation between Lin Mu and Uncle Zhao just now.
He felt that those two human relatives of Lin Mu’s weren’t that bad. After all, compared to monsters who always followed their hearts, it was very easy for humans to hesitate before making a decision, and this was especially true for humans with a family and career.
For those that were able to care for other humans amongst those two things, in Yan Xuanjing’s eyes, were considered the good ones.
But it was a pity.
Lin Mu would probably abandon the Central Plains.
When time continues to pass, but Lin Mu hadn’t grown old, he would have to find a place to hide his abnormality.
Other than the Great Wilderness, there wasn’t a more suitable place.
Besides, Lin Mu’s real and actual father would return to the Great Wilderness.
Yan Xuanjing laid on Lin Mu’s lap, looked at the endless stream of human beings in front of him, and started to think what places were worth visiting in the vast Great Wilderness.
A strategy was needed before travelling.
If they randomly ran all over the place without planning, their end might just be like Di Wu’s, and they would crash and burn without any warning.
Yan Xuanjing closed his eyes and pondered about the Great Wilderness Travel Guide, and then Lin Mu suddenly pulled his ears.
He raised his head and looked at Lin Mu.
Lin Mu was frowning slightly as he looked around. After he noticed at the fox spirit who was resting on his thigh opened his eyes, he whispered, “Milky, I think somebody is watching me.”
Yan Xuanjing heard his words, squinted and examined the people around them carefully, and scanned outwards for over three kilometres away, but didn’t notice anything unusual.
The fox spirit turned to look at Lin Mu, and after realising that he really felt uneasy, also frowned.
Lin Mu glanced at Yan Xuanjing, and his voice was very low, “there’s someone really looking at me, staring at me all this time.”
Yan Xuanjing shook his head to indicate that he hadn’t found anything.
Lin Mu pursed his lips, frowned as he sold everything out, and asked, “are we still going home?”
Yan Xuanjing thought for a moment, and let Lin Mu book a room outside tonight.
With the current situation of their home, they couldn’t exactly bring something odd back.
After all, there was a fragile and weak sacred tree who had just merged his soul, and a whole nest of little monsters and spirits. Although staying in the yard could be considered an impregnable fortress, a being that Yan Xuanjing couldn’t detect could actually be able to threaten the small yard.
Not to mention if they really fought, Lin Mu’s small yard wouldn’t be able to withstand it.
Naturally, Lin Mu listened to Yan Xuanjing’s opinion on such matters.
He called home, and the one who picked it up was the little Ginseng.
When the little Ginseng heard that Lin Mu wasn’t returning tonight, he first made a sound of agreement, then after hanging up the phone, he hugged the phone and ran into the small yard, to find Di Xiu to complain.
The little Ginseng pouted and complained in a childish sounding tome, “Lin Mu said he wasn’t returning tonight. It’s the weekend today, is he secretly going out with Milky to play without us?”
Di Xiu’s figure slowly manifested. He gently blinked and said, “probably not.”
The little Ginseng pouted, “then why didn’t he bring us? Qin Chuan’s fine, but I’m obedient and not unlucky.”
Di Xiu rubbed his chin in contemplation, recalled the two juniors who had been sleeping together intimately every day for the past few days without anything happening, and finally understood why nothing had happened.
They were probably shy.
Di Xiu thought so and raised his hand to touch the little Ginseng’s head. He smiled and said, “they didn’t take us with them, probably because they’re going to do what adult monsters do.”
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