“In fact, it’s not necessarily a lie.” The little Ginseng blinked and said, “because Rosary Pea is very poisonous, when people in the city play at romance, they would give red beans, because they’re harmless, and when they broke up, it could be cooked into a porridge.”
Yan Xuanjing assessed Lin Ginseng, and wondered why this little monster knew so much.
Even more than him.
Although he really had nothing to compare with.
Yan Xuanjing was quite self-aware, and patted off the red bean powder in his hand, got up and found his mobile phone and planned to find a small corner to search if there was anything else that could be used as a surprise.
It was as if the little Ginseng could see through everything, and followed behind him like a little tail, stepping behind Yan Xuanjing’s footsteps. When the fox spirit had circled around the yard twice, he opened his mouth and asked, “Milky, what are you searching for? Are you searching for something to please Lin Mu with?”
Yan Xuanjing’s footsteps paused, and he turned to look at Lin Ginseng, and after two seconds, raised his hand to hold his head, got a little angry with him, and placed him next to Di Xiu who was considering the video editing software.
Di Xiu turned and look at the two younger generation, “what’s the matter?”
The little Ginseng’s lips moved, and very directly shouted out, “Milky wants to please Lin Mu but doesn’t know how to do so!”
Di Xiu was somewhat surprised.
Although he was quite clear with Lin Mu’s personality being 80% like his mother’s, that just Yan Xuanjing’s face alone was enough to confuse him, but he was still very happy to see that Yan Xuanjing was so thoughtful.
Di Xiu raised his hand to hold the little Ginseng down, “it’s better to choose your gifts and sweet-nothings yourself.”
Although it might be a little clumsy, but clumsiness could also be cute and romantic.
Yan Xuanjing saw that Lin Ginseng was obediently sitting beside Di Xiu, and felt relieved. He brushed across the surface of his phone, and decided to go with the most customary one.
Basically, send flowers first.
Sending flowers definitely wouldn’t be wrong.
But Yan Xuanjing actually found out that he didn’t know what kind of flowers Lin Mu liked.
The fox spirit fell silent for a while, thought of the time Lin Mu said his mother liked daises the best when he went to the flower shop, so he walked out of the yard full of confidence once again.
The little Ginseng sat next to Di Xiu and watched with editing tutorial with him, and asked a little uncertainty, “is this okay?”
“Sure.” Di Xiu said, “if it wasn’t for the fact that there aren’t many monsters who know me, I would have uploaded myself. More monsters know the nine-tailed fox, so by putting Milky out there, it’s giving an explanation to both monsters and humans. Currently, the ones in charge of this land aren’t the pro-war faction, so after going back to give the video to Wu Gui and the rest to see if there’s anything that needs to be changed, the high-level humans couldn’t be happier having a couple hundred years to hide their strength.”
What’s more, there’s been quite a number of nine-tailed foxes or other monsters who had ran into the Central Plains to stir up issues from past to present. Humans had experienced a lot, and had their own coping systems.
Even monsters had been brought into the civil service system to coexist harmoniously with humans, so they naturally had solutions against monsters.
In the past, Di Xiu had heard from Yan Gui. Basically, in these couple of decades, both sides had reached a perfect win-win cooperation agreement.
Di Xiu and Yan Xuanjing both felt fine with it, and the ones that should be worried weren’t them, nor the current managers of the land, but the other countries which couldn’t find a monster strong enough to go against one like Yan Xuanjing.
Currently, the biggest problem that they were facing, was Di Xiu realising that he couldn’t master the editing software at all.
Qin Chuan, who was hanging on the tree branch, felt that he had been heated evenly enough, jumped down and turned into his human form, rolled up his sleeves, then squeezed in-between the little Ginseng and Di Xiu.
“You two weaklings!” Qin Chuan proudly raised his chin, “look at me!”
The skills that Qin Chuan had learned in order to find Di Wu were considered to be useless for monsters, but now, they had perfectly came into play.
Before leaving work, Lin Mu took a look at the map, and found that Nie Shen was still running around at a very rapid speed, and he was pretty sure that Nie Shen wouldn’t return for some time.
Lin Mu let out a sigh.
All trivial matters.
He couldn’t panic because of such a little problem, because in the future, he would be going to live in the Great Wilderness, and also could even become a great monster that roamed around with abandon!
— Although it might take a couple thousand years for him realise the dream of becoming a great monster, there was nothing wrong with hoping.
He couldn’t be defeated by such a small problem!
As Lin Mu thought about this, he went to the reference room on the second floor to search for information about the Shen and how to break illusions, selected a couple of them and placed them into the small fabric bag, and prepared to bring them back to read.
Lin Mu packed up the mess that was today’s work, looked at the time, and said, “I’m going off first!”
The other two in the office lazily waved their hands, and Da Hei said, “Yan Xuanjing has just arrived outside, you two are sure lovey-dovey.”
Lin Mu was stunned, and he quickly made his way to the door. The instant he opened it, he saw Yan Xuanjing standing straight outside it, holding a handful of colourful daises in his hand.
Lin Mu paused, “?”
Yan Xuanjing brought the flowers in front of him.
“For me?” Lin Mu slightly widened his eyes.
“En.” Yan Xuanjing answered with a low and short sound, his eyebrows were slightly wrinkled, and he seemed a little unaccustomed to it.
He looked at Lin Mu, noticed that Lin Mu was slightly dazed after he had taken the bouquet, and suddenly relaxed.
— Because Lin Mu seemed even less used to it than him.
Lin Mu held the flowers in his hands in a daze, and after a while, clenched the flowers in his hand tightly, “ah……for me.”
Yan Xuanjing nodded, and confirmed again, “for you.”
Lin Mu stopped talking again, and he lowered his head and played with the daises in his hand. Internally, he thought that they weren’t as good looking as the ones he grew, but his face was slightly red, and two cute dimples appeared at the corner of his mouth.
Yan Xuanjing glanced over at the other two people in the office, and gave them a little nod as a greeting.
Wu Gui smiled and nodded back, looking cheerful, and Da Hei showed an expression of toothache after greeting.
These two monsters were really horrible, killing dogs wherever they went.
“Let’s go, let’s go. Go home!” Lin Mu got his energy up, held the flowers in one hand, and pointed his finger, “fox express!”
Yan Xuanjing looked at him, didn’t say anything else, and simply changed back into his original form, picked Lin Mu up and left.
“Ay……” Da Hei sat in the office and looked up as the nine-tailed fox flew to the sky, full of envy, “I also want to fall in love, I don’t want to be a dog.”
Wu Gui heard his words, and carefully examined Da Hei, and under the other’s expectant eyes, slowly said, “then you should think more about it.”
Da Hei immediately took back his heart full of expectations.
Lin Mu grabbed Milky’s fur and made him stop at the train station, then returned home on the small electric scooter.
But this time, the one driving the small electric scooter wasn’t him, but Yan Xuanjing.
Lin Mu sat in the backseat holding the flowers, and wondered where he could plant these flowers in order to make them bloom longer.
There didn’t seem to be any actual empty vase in the house, although there were many pots.
When he usually needed a vase, he would customise and order them one month before shipping the flowers out.
If one really couldn’t be found, then he could only put it in an empty jar.
Seeing that they were about to reach the yard, Lin Mu jumped off the electric scooter and ran back holding the flowers, wanting to share his happiness with his father.
As a result, as soon as he ran over, he heard some exciting music coming from behind the tree, accompanied with Di Xiu’s melodious recitation, and just listening to it would bring about a shocking appeal.
Lin Mu was stunned for a couple of seconds, listened to the recitation carefully, and was full of question marks.
The next second, the music stopped.
Lin Mu pushed open the door, went into the courtyard, and heard Di Xiu’s voice.
“I think it’s a little too intense, should it be a little gentler?” Di Xiu hesitated and said, “aren’t we a peacekeeping organisation?”
Lin Mu: ?
Just as Di Xiu finished speaking, Lin Mu heard Yan Gui’s voice.
Yan Gui said, “I also think that this music is too intense, and not cool enough. We’re supposed to be a cold and ruthless killer.”
“?” Di Xiu sent out a series of confused question marks, “is that the case?”
Yan Gui was very sure, “it’s like this!”
Lin Mu: ??
What is it like!
What kind of thing is this??
What are you guys doing!
“I think that Yan Xuanjing’s image isn’t good.” Yan Gui looked at the video, where Milky looked like a Samoyed, then raised his hand to touch his own face, “obviously, I’m better looking. I suggest we change the spokesperson.”
Yan Xuanjing, who had just pushed the small electric scooter into the door, raised his eyebrows and said, “is there any difference between your disguise and mine?”
After speaking, he paused, and showed a slight expression of ridicule, “oh, you’re fatter than me.”
Yan Gui turned to look at his son with the same expression of ridicule, “do you think I’m the same as you?”
As soon as he spoke, he shook his body and turned into an odd-eyed ragdoll cat1, made a soft ‘meow’, and also winked at his son in a coquettish manner.
Yan Xuanjing looked at his father who had turned into a cat and was rolling around, acting in a kittenish manner asking for pets, and with an incredibly fast speed, took dozens of photos.
Yan Gui instantly became alerted, and immediately turned over and sat up.
But it was too late, and Yan Xuanjing had already kept his phone and pulled Lin Mu along as if nothing had happened. He pushed the little electric scooter into the house, charged it, and prepared to bring these photos back to his mother.
With his mother’s love for collecting all kinds of fluffy little monsters, Yan Gui would probably be ordered to keep his cute and fluffy appearance for a long time.
As for whether he could do anything else in this period……
What did this have to do with him, a little fox as pure as a piece of white paper, who didn’t know anything?
The translator has this to add:
Poor Da Hei, it’s okay. You’re a dog, you should be used to dog food.