Half demon beast, as the name suggested, only half of the bloodline belonged to demon beast.
Due to having half of the body connected to the human bloodline, would that mean their appearance was more human-like since their birth? The answer was no.
Most half demon beasts were repulsive. The extreme examples were unlike both humans and demon beasts. They roamed with frightening skin, which terrified humans, but the appearance which pure demon beast could not tolerate. After all, half-demon beasts were born because some demon beasts could not control themselves and procreated with humans.
It was almost impossible for the demon beast to take care of the offspring since the intercourse with humans was solely to vent out.
“It hurts! It hurts! Damn woman, can’t you be tender?”
The half demon beast in the red robe stared at the witch, who was a head shorter than him, with dissatisfaction. The half demon beast youth was muttering in his heart from the point of view which demon beasts looked at humans: She is too small. There is not much meat to eat. In addition, she is delicate and tender. I’m afraid that it won’t be chewy… Why is she so thin? Probably not delicious at all.
Although, the half demon beast youth had never eaten a human.
“If it weren’t for the reason that you helped me repel the toad, I wouldn’t have treated you at all.”
She was shorter than the half demon beast youth by a head. It appeared that she was just over ten years old, or the eleven-year-old little witch had not lost her puerile appearance. However, her words were strict and harsh like an old man, agitating the half demon beast youth.
But, he could not help with it. After all, he could not defeat her!
She is only ten and a half years old! Damn it!
As a half demon beast, he had seen winter snow 16 times. As long as he survived through the spring and cherry blossom season in the coming year, he would witness 17th winter snows.
“That toad will never come again.” The half demon beast youth was unwilling to be too entangled in the technical problem of the little witch’s wound dressing and changed to another topic.
In this ancient shrine in front of him, there was a magical power hidden. This power could awaken the half demon beast’s demon beast blood. When the young man awaken his demon beast blood fully, the half demon beast youth could genuinely become a demon beast youth.
This was the dream he was born with. The toad seemed to have the same plan, so the toad invaded.
Should I take advantage when this little witch fights with that stinky toad and takes away the mysterious power in the shrine? The half demon beast youth looked at the little witch who was pounding herbs. Evil thoughts gradually surfaced. Though, how could it be considered evil? He was a demon beast, although only half a demon beast.
“Have you always lived in this place?” The half demon beast youth could not help but frown. This witch is too young. If she lives alone in the shrine, won’t it seem too empty… “Where are your relatives?”
“You have too many questions.” The little witch raised her head. She pressed the mashed herbs on the last wound at the half demon beast youth’s arm. She then rolled it a few times with white cloth strips rather disgustingly. “You can go now. Don’t come again in the future. Otherwise, I will kill you.”
But, she did not seem scary at all, probably because of her young age, even if she tried so hard to put on an indifferent expression.
Although she was young, the spiritual power exuding from her was intense. The half demon beast youth retreated in defeat.
“I will come again! I will get the power here and become a real demon beast! Wait for me!” The half demon beast youth fled from the shrine in panic.
Spring goes, and autumn comes…
In the 17th winter snow, the half demon beast youth once again came to the shrine halfway up the mountain. Little witch had grown up a little bit, taller, but still the same petite figure.
The young half demon beast was hiding outside the shrine and peering after sensing his growth. The little witch was sitting on her knees in the shrine. She was seemingly too focused on her writing and study as she did not notice his arrival.
What a great chance!
The half demon beast youth was excited. He knew that the magical power was enshrined in the center of the shrine’s hall! While the little witch was not here, the half demon beast youth quickly came to the front of the altar cabinet.
But, the half demon beast youth did not seem to realize something. Since the little witch had such a strong spiritual power, would she be so careless about the thing she needed to protect?
There were many hidden incantations set up in front of the altar.
When the little witch put down the book in her hand and came to the shrine’s main hall, the half demon beast youth had fallen into the trap and could not move.
“It’s you again.” Little witch frowned, “I said, if you dare to come again, I will kill you.”
The half demon beast young man struggled frantically, showing his hideous fangs. If this little witch proclaimed her killing intent, she would not hesitate. He had heard the tales of that toad being hunted down. Despite the toad being recognized for its longevity, it was not invulnerable.
But, the half demon beast youth was still unable to break free from the trap set by the little witch. When facing the arrow that the little witch put on the longbow, the half demon beast youth gave up struggling. Possibly death was another kind of relief.
“Do you want to die?” Little witch’s fingers slowed down, but she did not loosen the tight bowstring.
“Why do you have so much nonsense!? Damn woman, do what you want!” The half demon beast young man roared instantly.
The little witch asked curiously, “Why do you want to get what the shrine enshrines?”
The half demon beast youth mentioned his intention to be a genuine demon beast.
The little witch released the shackles and let him go, warning him not to come again next time.
“I will come again!” The half demon beast youth escaped and made an indignant voice at the mountain foot, “I defeat you with my own hands! I will make you give me the power willingly!”
Don’t come again. The little witch said silently on the mountain.
Spring and autumn came again. The half demon beast young man witnessed his 18th winter. A scar appeared on the half demon beast youth’s face. After a year of hard work, he felt that he had become much more substantial.
The little witch was still writing and reading in the shrine. The place was deserted as usual.
“Damn woman, this time I will definitely… Ah!“
The half demon beast young man was thrown directly from the shrine this time. To be precise, he was rolling all the way down the long stone steps. But, he still did not plan to give up. I will cultivate for another again, then!
“Damn woman, this time I am different from the past…Ah!“
Rolling off the stone steps again.
“Damn, woman! I will definitely… Ah!“
Rolling off the stone steps again.
“Stupid woman… Ah!“
Rolling off the mountain steps again.
Time and time again, the half demon beast was tenacious.
He rolled off the mountain again.
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