Chapter 15: Plum Blossom Twelve

Chapter 15: Plum Blossom Twelve

“Because of their fierce temper?” Zu An tried asking.

Cheng Shouping replied, “It’s because they are skilled at striking the ass. Once they sink their sharp, jagged fangs into your rear, they’ll never let go anymore. They’ll tug everything out, and before you know, your intestines and organs are already spilling out.”

“Hey, say what you want, but stop running around me and point here and there!” Zu An grumbled in irritation as he covered his ass. He really felt tempted to give Cheng Shouping a good kick.

Cheng Shouping laughed in response. “This humble servant is just worried for young master’s safety. Your ass is likely to rip against those wolves, which is why they call them the Assrip Wolves. Furthermore, those wolves are incredibly vindictive, and they like to gather in huge numbers. Even powerful cultivators are unwilling to get involved with them, opting to take a detour around them if possible!”

Zu An felt a chilly sensation on his ass. He quickly harrumphed. “Do you think that I would get involved with those disgusting things?”

Cheng Shouping eyed Zu An suspiciously for a moment as he thought about all of the rumors surrounding him. His heart was put at ease. “It does seem unlikely for you to do so.”

Somehow, Zu An seemed to sense the mockery in Cheng Shouping’s eyes, but he couldn’t be bothered to settle the score with him right now. “You return to the estate first. Remember, don’t tell anyone that I’ve come here.”

Cheng Shouping also didn’t want to stay here after hearing that Miss Ji wasn’t around. He would rather head back to the estate and see if Sister Snow was back yet! So, he thumped his chest and said, “Don’t worry, young master. Have you forgotten what my name is? My mouth is sealed like a cork on a bottle!”

Zu An looked at Cheng Shouping with doubtful eyes. Somehow, he felt that this fellow wasn’t a very trustworthy individual.

After sending Cheng Shouping away, Zu An grabbed a piece of cloth and covered his face with it before squeezing through the crowd. Due to the growth in his strength, it was a lot easier for him to shove others aside and make his way through. He looked at the scruffy middle-aged man lying on the chair and asked, “Are you really able to treat all illnesses?”

He had to verify this first. Otherwise, if he were to clear the task only to realize that his illness was untreatable, he would have made a huge loss!

“Other than the affliction of poverty, there’s nothing in this world that I can’t cure!” Divine Physician Ji lay leisurely in his rocking chair, not bothering to open his eyes at all.

“What if I manage to finish the task but you can’t treat my illness?” Zu An still felt worried about this matter.

Divine Physician Ji opened his eyes and assessed him from head to toe. Then, his eyes finally fell between Zu An’s thighs, and he said, “Isn’t it just a little fault in your crotch? You speak as if you have some sort of terminal illness!”

Zu An felt a rush of delight in his heart. Since the other party was able to discern the root of his illness at a glance, it looked like there was a good chance that he could be cured!

However, he soon noticed the bizarre glances that those in the surroundings were directing at him. After hearing that he had a problem there, most of them either felt pity or contempt for him.

“Tsk tsk tsk. To actually become impotent at such a young age, it looks like youngsters nowadays are getting weaker!”

“You must learn from his lesson! If you don’t work hard in your younger years, you’ll only despair in your later years.”

“Ah? Could it be a sexually transmitted disease? Oof, will I get infected by standing so close to him?”

… 

Zu An had no idea who said the last few words, but it took just a split moment for a vacuum to appear around him.

He suddenly remembered a question he had seen on the internet in his previous life. If someone were to barge into the toilet while you’re bathing to snap some photos, where should you cover first? It went without saying that the answer was the face!

Zu An was glad that he had covered his face, or else he would have really embarrassed himself thoroughly. Speaking of which, this Divine Physician Ji was also too much. Had he never heard of a patient’s confidentiality before? How could he shout something so private out loud!

“Good. I’ll be accepting this task then. Where can I find the Assrip Wolves?” Since no one could see his face, he might as well take advantage of this opportunity to gather some useful intelligence.

“You?” Divine Physician Ji eyed him from head to toe before shaking his head. “You’re too weak. You’re just going to get your ass wrecked.”

“You need not care about that. I wouldn’t have accepted this task if I wasn’t confident about it,” Zu An replied. He was planning to take a look first, and if it was really impossible, he would just retreat and try writing out Pimp and the Young Maidens.

“I won’t stop you if you’re courting death. There’s a Wolf Valley right outside the city, go and look for it yourself.” Divine Physician Ji rolled his eyes at him before returning back to his nap.

Zu An nodded his head before heading off. A man in the crowd tried to dissuade him from it. “Lad, don’t go. There’s nothing more important than your life!”

Those words, however, were immediately refuted by another man standing beside him, “I can’t agree with that. As a man, what’s the point of living if something has happened down there?” 

… 

Zu An felt that he would be contributing Rage points to the keyboard personally if he were to remain here, so he quickly left the area with a livid face. However, barely after he walked a few steps away, a ceramic bottle was suddenly tossed into his hands.

Huh, what’s going on?

While he was still taken aback by the object that had almost magically appeared in his hands, a voice sounded in his ears. “Recovery medicine. It might just save your life. The Wolf Valley is very dangerous, so just run if things aren’t working out.”

Zu An could tell that this was Divine Physician Ji’s voice. He turned around to take a look, only to see that the latter was still lying on his rocking chair, resting quietly. The crowd around the divine physician also didn’t seem to have heard those words as they continued pleading desperately with him.

Zu An felt a surge of warmth in his heart. It turned out that Divine Physician Ji was the sort of person with a sharp mouth but was a softie inside. As expected, how could there be a physician in the world who had no regard for human life?

There was no way Zu An could have known that Divine Physician Ji was sneering coldly at the moment. You smeared my daughter’s reputation earlier, huh? I’ll give you a bottle of medicine to give you a false sense of security so that you’ll venture deeper into the Wolf Valley. Heh, you’ll be dead before you even know what struck you!

As it turned out, Zu An’s earlier words and actions didn’t escape from Divine Physician Ji’s sharp eyes and ears.

There was no way Zu An could have known all of this. He cheerfully continued making his way out of the city. He was on Chu Chuyan’s carriage the last time he was outside, so he wasn’t able to get a good view of the outside world. So, this was the first time he was really looking around this brand new world.

The layout of the streets and buildings all around were a little similar to the historical dramas in his previous world, though the dress-up of the crowd was different.

The usual attire in ancient China was conservative, hiding as much skin as possible. However, the culture of this world was a little different. In fact, he had already spotted quite a few women revealing their smooth fair thighs while walking around.

They were wearing skirts, but the women of this world weren’t shy in showing off their figures. The men around them appeared to be perfectly used to it too.

For a moment there, Zu An felt as if he had returned back to his own era, back to the streets he was familiar with, where suave men and beautiful women wore all sorts of different clothing. The only difference was that the attires in this world had an old oriental touch to them.

It looked like this world of cultivation was much more open than ancient China. After the initial astonishment, Zu An quickly grew accustomed to his surroundings. There were also plenty of women back in his previous world who wore hanfu out into the streets anyway.

Hm? Why does that woman have an additional pair of ears on her head? What’s with that thing swaying behind her bum?

How frightening!

Zu An gasped in astonishment. It was then that he recalled the world’s history that he had heard from Cheng Shouping earlier. A thousand years ago, the emperor led mankind into a war against the foreign tribes, eventually driving them to the borders of the world.

Thousand years of fighting had caused all sorts of factions to intersect with one another. There were many from the foreign tribes who chose to live in human countries, and the humans didn’t hunt them down either. Somehow, both sides had come to some sort of compromise of co-existence.

Zu An had been paying close heed along the way, and he noticed that the ratio of foreign tribes amongst the populace was still very low, roughly the same probability of spotting a foreigner in his homeland in his previous life. Mankind still had the dominant position here.

It’s just a pity that I have no interest in beastmen. What catwoman and wolfgirl, those don’t pique my interest at all. Though I do have some interest in foxy vixens.

Zu An’s thoughts were running wild. I wonder if there are any elves here. I do like elves quite a bit. Mermaids would be great too, though I wonder if the mermaids in this world have legs or a tail below.

Ah, could there be dragons here too? Dragon girls really do interest me. I just fear that given the massive size of dragons, will I end up getting crushed to death?

… 

However, thinking about his body’s current condition, Zu An’s excited face crumbled into despair. “I can’t even get it to stand now, so what’s the point of thinking about all this?”

All of a sudden, Zu An felt someone tapping on his shoulder. A voice sounded from behind, “Brother Zu, where are you heading to?”

Zu An turned around to take a look, and he saw a man dressed in black looking at him with a cheerful smile. There was a black mole on his lower jaw, which bounced up and down as he spoke. There was also a glaring tattoo on his neck that seemed to be an artistic impression of the word ‘Twelve’.

It was fortunate that the previous owner of this body wasn’t illiterate, or else he would really be troubled transmigrating into his body.

Zu An felt a headache being approached by this man. Judging just by his facial features, this man had a standard villain face. Why the hell am I so unlucky? Problems simply have to crop up every single time I head out.

Seeing that Zu An wasn’t responding, a cold glint of light flashed across his eyes, but he quickly concealed it with a smile. “What’s wrong? Do you not recognize me anymore? I’m Plum Blossom Twelve! We had alcohol and played dice together!”

Plum Blossom? Is there such a weird surname in the world?

Zu An couldn’t resist asking, “Could it be that you have a younger sister called Plum Blossom Thirteen?”

“Sister?” Plum Blossom Twelve was stunned for a moment before he burst into laughter. “If my thirteenth brother were to hear that, he would surely give you a good pummeling!”

Ah? There’s really a Plum Blossom Thirteen?

A hint of expectation arose in Zu An’s heart. “Then, do you know a hairstylist named Wu Liuqi?”

“Wu Liuqi? Hairstylist? What are you talking about? I’ve never heard of him before.” Plum Blossom Twelve was confused. “Why? Do you know him?”

Zu An shook his head. “I don’t know him.”

Plum Blossom Twelve was rendered speechless. Why are you asking me if I know Wu Liuqi if you don’t know him yourself either?

You have successfully trolled Plum Blossom Twelve for +10 Rage!

Zu An looked at the man before him in surprise. You’re getting angry just like that? Seems like you’re quite a narrow-minded person.

“Hm? Why does it look like you have buffed up quite a bit?” Plum Blossom Twelve grabbed Zu An’s shoulder and began squeezing it a little.

You damned pervert, Zu An thought as he shook off Plum Blossom Twelve’s grip. “It could be due to the good food in the duke’s estate.” He intentionally brought up the name of the Chu clan, hoping that Plum Blossom Twelve would back down. He had something to attend to at the moment, and he didn’t want any complications.

Who are you trying to fool here? No matter what you ate, there’s no way you could have grown that quickly in just two days, Plum Blossom Twelve thought. However, there was no way he could have imagined that Zu An would have become a cultivator overnight. “Where are you heading to?”

“Ah, I’m thinking of taking a quick trip out of the city,” Zu An replied vaguely.

Plum Blossom Twelve’s eyes lit up as he exclaimed, “What a coincidence! I’m heading out of the city too, buddy!”

Zu An looked at Plum Blossom Twelve with an unreadable smile and asked, “Is that so? May I know where Brother Twelve is heading to then?”

Plum Blossom Twelve’s eyes swam around the place as he asked back, “Bro, where are you heading to?”

“I’m heading to the Wolf Valley,” Zu An replied frankly.

“What a coincidence, I’m heading there too!” Plum Blossom Twelve replied gleefully. This fellow is a fool, just as always. He really doesn’t know how to guard against people at all!

Hm? Wait a moment, why is this fellow heading to the Wolf Valley?

Forget it, who cares where he’s heading to? The Wolf Valley is a great place to get rid of him to steal his items anyway. I can just throw him into the wolf pack, and no one will know better. The Chu clan will never be able to trace the matter down to me.

He had failed in his mission the previous time. He never thought that the other party could live even after being struck by lightning, causing him to be severely punished by his sect master. 

You shan’t be escaping from my clutches this time around!

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