“Please, lend me the power in the shrine. I want to become a real demon beast! No matter what you need me to do, I will promise you!”
Finally, the half demon beast young man lowered his head in front of the shrine. His sharp attitude seemed to have been smoothed out in the rolling stairs. He really couldn’t beat the shrine’s guardian witch.
“Why are you so persistent and want to be a demon beast?” The little witch asked thoughtfully.
“That guy…” The half demon beast youth gritted his teeth and said, “I need to defeat that guy no matter what. I will make him apologize in front of my mother. For this purpose, I can give up anything!”
“Mother…” The little witch frowned, “Your demon beast’s blood comes from your father?”
The half-demon beast boy turned his head. “He is called Inu no Taisho. He raped my mother. After giving birth to me, he abandoned us. Just because my mother is just a tool for leisure… just because I cannot inherit the demon beast’s blood. I’m just a half demon beast! I can’t even walk on the street and even make the fellow teased by other demon beasts!”
Little witch pondered for a long time and finally shook her head, “There is too much bloodshed in you, making you a real demon beast will only bring more deaths.”
“All I kill are bandits and demon beasts who only know how to plunder!” The half demon beast youth looked straight at the little witch in front of him, “I have never eaten anyone!”
“Well then.” The little witch said calmly. “Kill a hundred greater demon beasts that do evil, and collect a hundred different ancient books and send them to me. I promise to help you become a real demon beast.”
She gave him an almost impossible mission. Hundred greater demon beasts… They were discernible from the looming demon beast qi. As for a hundred different ancient books, the little witch would have the final say.
“One hundred greater demon beasts and one hundred different ancient books.” The half demon beast youth gritted his teeth and turned to leave resolutely, “That’s a promise!”
Another month later.
The half demon beast youth sat triumphantly in front of the open space in front of the shrine. He placed the three greater demon beasts’ possession and more than a dozen ancient books on the ground.
“We’re short of 97 greater demon beasts and 86 ancient books.” The little witch glanced at the half demon beast youth’s trophy indifferently.
“What! We’re only short of 85 books!”
“There are two of the books being duplicates.” The little witch shook her head, “Are you illiterate?”
The half demon beast youth gritted his teeth and finally walked away, “I will come again in a month!”
The little witch still shook her head. She looked at the things scattered on the ground and quietly picked them up. She took the greater demon beast’s possession for purification, then picked up the ancient books and returned to her room.
This place was like a library. There was the smell of paper and ink. Her body seemed to carry this smell too.
The little witch began to read the ancient books that she had never encountered. She suddenly lowered her head and showed a smile. Her knowledge of the outside world all came from the books here.
The world of books was as vast as the ocean. Next time, what kind of wonderful world will he bring to me?
The little witch quietly wrote down the name of the half demon beast youth on the white paper. Her writing was beautiful and elegant.
Windchaser rubbed his head. He accidentally fell from the tree branch after turning sideways. Windchaser had been unable to figure out why he chose to sleep on a tree branch. It’s probably this body predecessor’s hobby?
However, he seemed to have experienced a long dream as a bystander. Probably, that was the memory remnant of this body’s original master?
“What is this?”
Windchaser stared at something suspicious on the ground. It was right in front of the place where he fell from the tree, not knowing when a small box was placed there.
Windchaser was no stranger to such a box tied with ribbon. But, when did it appear?
Even if he fell asleep, no one should have been here. At least he, who had a keen smell, did not detect any peculiar smell at this time.
Windchaser frowned, so he picked up the box and shook it vigorously a few times. It appeared empty with nothing inside. That made him baffled even more.
In the end, he could not hold back and rudely tore open the box directly, but he didn’t get anything. It was only a strange and illusory air mass appearing in front of him or rather more like a semi-transparent white light ball.
“What the heck?”
Windchaser scratched his head, stretched out his hand to flatten the airball. However, he felt like he couldn’t stop. When he threw this weird ball of light on the ground, this thing would automatically fly back to him. Even when he threw the ball of light hard, it would still return to him immediately in front of him. This ball appeared to be sticking to him closely.
“This thing…” Windchaser frowned and finally grabbed the ball of light in the palm of his hand. There was a strange but inexplicable feeling.
“Forget it. I should look for Zixing first.”
Windchaser jumped directly onto the top of a tree. Then, he looked out to a distance. What baffled him was that he had already seen Unripe Rice Village’s stele, but he had not seen a similar village nearby.
The Nagato family was a small local tycoon with strict house rules. Of course, such a tycoon might be the size of a sesame seed in the face of the Kondo family.
The immediate family members of the Nagato family were already seated obediently, preparing for the lunch.
Shinji Nagato sat with Nagato Saburo, facing each other. The main seat was vacant. It was dedicated to Master Nagato exclusively. Next to him was Master Nagato’s wife. At this time, Master Nagato’s wife was already there.
At the seat below them, each of the Nagato family members sat accordingly – Shinji Nagato and Saburo Nagato, then Master Nagato’s sister Kiko Nagato and the married-in son-in-law Ryota Sakamoto, followed by Kiko Nagato’s son Taiichi Sakamoto, and his daughter-in-law. On the opposite, it was the youngest Chizuko Nagato.
The family remained silent. Even though the food in front of them was well served, and the food might have turned cold, they did not dig in. It was all Master Nagato had not arrived yet.
Eating before the patriarch was an act of contempt on the patriarch’s authority.
The female master of the Nagato family was already old and declining. At this time, she waited quietly amidst her dropped brows frowning. When she heard footsteps outside the door, she quickly stood up and opened the door for her husband, Master Nagato. She closed the door and helped him to sit down.
When Master Nagato sat down, he took a look at everyone present and finally glanced at Chizuko Nagato in the end. Her forehead was bandaged with a cloth. He frowned and said, “What happened?”
“Chizuko accidentally fell over while playing in the courtyard and knocked on her head.” Master Nagato’s wife said in a low voice at this time.
“I remember it was Axiu who took care of her.” Master Nagato said calmly, “Get her to accept the family punishment later.”
Shinji Nagato, the instigator, did not squint at this moment. After Master Nagato said so, he waved his hand. Everyone started to eat. Only then, the Nagato family started to dine in.
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