She's A Legendary Demon Huntress [Rebirth] - Chapter 56
Chapter 56: Vine Bridge (1)
Since she did not have a class in the morning, Mi Wan agreed to meet Guan Li at 10 AM in the forest next to the Mathematics building so when she returned the little cat demon, she could go straight to class.
Upon reaching the forest, Xiang Zhen’s voice came up from behind her. Mi Wan looked over to find a pale-faced young man with cat eyes. His demonic power had reduced dramatically and was currently being assisted by Blondie as he walked over.
Looks like he got hurt pretty badly last night.
“Mew Mew~~” ( Brother, what happened to you?)
Seeing her big brother’s staggering footsteps, the little cat demon anxiously jumped out of Mi Wan’s arms and clung onto her brother.
“I’m fine.” Guan Li patted the little cat lovingly and comforted her, “Last night I broke through level 4 without paying attention and injured myself a little.”
“Mew Mew?” (Brother, you reached level 4?)
The little cat instantly became happy again, “Mew Mew~~” (Rest well brother, I hope you recover soon.)
“Mmhmm.” Guan Li smiled and rubbed his sister’s ears, before returning her into Mi Wan’s arms reluctantly.
Mi Wan looked at him suspiciously, but before she could ask, Guan Li explained: “Senior Sis, can I trouble you to take care of my younger sister for a while. I will give you 100,000 yuan a month for sheltering her.”
“Mew?” The little cat shook its head in confusion.
“My house is not a pet hospital. I don’t provide daycare services.” Was she too nice yesterday or something? Is that why Guan Li is mistaking her for a good person? Besides, 100,000 a month to be a small demon cat’s bodyguard is insulting.
“Senior Sis, don’t get the wrong idea. It’s just a month. I won’t keep bothering.” Guan Li quickly explained, “When I first brought Tongtong out of the tribe, I used the excuse that I plan to use Tongtong’s demonic source to achieve level 4. Since Tongtong is my sister, I have the right to consume her demonic source. However, last night I successfully ascended. If the clan members learn that I did not use Tongtong’s demonic source, they would snatch her back and dig out her demonic source for someone else in the tribe.”
“I need to recuperate for a month to fully recover. During this time, I can’t have anyone know that Tongtong is still alive, so I hope to leave Tongtong in your house for just one month. After that, I will find a way to get Tongtong sent away. Senior Sis, Tongtong is very obedient, and she won’t run away. You just need to feed her a bit of food every day.”
“Mew~~~” While Guan Li was still doing everything he could to beg Mi Wan, the subject in question, Guan Tong, was against it. She cried out and struggled out of Mi Wan’s arms.
(Brother, don’t send me away. Just eat my demonic source.)
“Tongtong, what are you saying? How can I eat your demonic source.” Guan Li scolded his sister loudly.
“Mew~~” (Brother, I don’t wish to degenerate into an ordinary cat. If I do, I’ll end up forgetting you. I’d much rather give you my demonic source while I am still useful.)
“For a demonic source to fully degenerate would require a few more years. Before that, Tongtong should live happily. Once Tongtong fully degenerates into an ordinary cat, I will bring you back and take care of you.” Once Tongtong becomes an ordinary cat, even if the clan found out, they would not be able to do anything to him.
“Mew~~” (I don’t wanna.)
Between the siblings, one could not bear eating his sister’s demonic source while the other would rather die than degenerate into an ordinary cat. The two bickered back and forth several times, and Mi Wan was out of patience.
“Then, you should discuss it among yourselves. I’m going to class.” What she thought would be a 2-minute exchange became a 10-minute wait. If she didn’t leave, she would be late.
“Senior Sis?” Guan Li and the quiet Xiang Zhen both simultaneously called out to her. Both looked like they had something to say.
“What?” Mi Wan turned cautiously.
“What about Tongtong?” Guan Li looked at Mi Wan expectantly.
Seeing the little cat in Guan Li’s arms and thinking about how she would acquire the Bingya grass tonight, Mi Wan gave it some thought and replied: “I can bring her back tonight, as for the other stuff…Let’s talk tomorrow.” If she can successfully use Bingya to cultivate medicine that can repair demonic sources, then the rest of the issues can be easily resolved. However, before she could be certain, she did not want to blow the siblings’ expectations off the roof if the result was not desirable.
“Thank you, Senior Sis.” Guan Li quickly expressed his gratitude.
Mi Wan nodded, and looked at Blondie, “And you?”
“Keh…Umm, I want to treat you to a meal this afternoon.” Xiang Zheng slowly spit out his words.
“You want something from me?” Mi Wan saw through him at once.
“Kinda. Are you coming this afternoon or not?” Xiang Zhen was already naturally awkward, but to have Mi Wan ask so bluntly, he was frustrated and embarrassed.
“Of course. I’ll definitely be there.” Mi Wan taunted fearlessly, “Even if I don’t agree to your request, this won’t stop me from getting a free meal.”
“You…” He knew that he was no match for her, but still was really tempted to try, even if the other party was a girl.
“I’m off.” Seeing that she had infuriated him, Mi Wan could not hold back her glee, and with her school bag on her back, she turned and left the small forest with a grin and headed towards the second floor lecture hall.
This class was < Soil Science>. When she first heard about this class, Mi Wan was internally ranting: Isn’t Soil Science just dirt? In this day and age, learning about dirt is its own class? People have nothing better to do after 500 years.
So she fell asleep as usual, and when the dismissal bell rang, Mi Wan immediately woke up, just in time to hear the teacher’s last words: “Hand over this research assignment in three weeks. This homework accounts for 30% of your final exam.”
“Whoa~~” The lecture hall was immediately filled with sounds of surprise from students. 30%. Which means if this homework was not turned in, they would definitely fail the semester.
“You know it’s worth a lot of points now, so do your best.” With that, the teacher collected their teaching materials and made a swift escape.
After the teacher left, the students did not scatter or go to the cafeteria like they usually would, but came together in groups of 2 to 3 and began discussing.
“Where should we do our research?”
“Let’s group up.”
Only Mi Wan looked bewildered: What homework? 30%? Final exam? Forming groups? What happened while I was asleep?
Han Xiao was the class president and excelled in academics, so he was naturally a popular group mate candidate. The moment the teacher announced a team research project, he was surrounded by a group of classmates. Han Xiao gave a few vague responses but did not officially agree to anything. At this moment, he suddenly saw a very confused Mi Wan sitting in the last row, and quickly announced, “I’m in a team with Mi Wan.”
“Why are you grouping up with her?” Someone asked.
“Mi Wan was absent for quite a while and couldn’t keep up with her studies. The teacher wants me to assist her.” Han Xiao explained.
This reasoning placated a lot of students, but there were still a few who refused to give up, “We can have 4 people in a team. There are still 2 spots left.”
“Then…let me discuss this with Mi Wan before we decide.” Han Xiao said as he squeezed himself towards the back row and stood in front of Mi Wan.
“Class President…” Mi Wan was about to cry, “Did the teacher just assign homework?”
“Yes.” Han Xiao nodded.
“Can I copy yours?” Mi Wan immediately asked.
“…No.” Han Xiao gritted his teeth and took a deep breath before he could continue talking to the lazy student in front of him, “This assignment can be a group effort. Do you want to team up with me? I can teach you anything you don’t know.”
“Mhm, Mhm, Mhm~~” As if Mi Wan would be unwilling. She even nodded her head vigorously in case he couldn’t see it clearly.
“Then I’ll come to find you when we go do our field research.” Han Xiao said.
“Okay. Class president, you are such a good person.” Mi Wan said as she pulled out a box of chocolates from her bag and held it out, “For you.”
“No need.” Han Xiao swiftly refused.
“Class President, we can only be friends if you accept it.” Mi Wan said solemnly, causing Han Xiao to freeze his rejecting hand.
Seeing that he accepted her gift, Mi Wan in satisfaction, stuffed the textbook she was using as a pillow back into her school bag and happily left.
By this time the discussions in the lecture hall had more or less concluded, and the groups began to disperse. Han Xiao’s dorm mate helped him gather his textbooks and walked over to drag him to lunch, “What are you waiting for? Time to get food or the short ribs will be all gone.”
“Let’s go.” Han Xiao nodded and placed the chocolates on top of the textbooks that his dorm mate had brought over.
“Ooh~ Chocolates. From who?” Seeing the chocolates, his dorm mate was instantly nosey.
“Mi Wan.” Han Xiao replied plainly.
“Mi Wan?! Confessing with chocolates?” His dorm mate asked excitedly.
“What nonsense are you saying? It’s a gift to thank me for helping with her research.” Han Xiao explained.
“Why chocolates? And it’s a box of exquisite chocolates that’s never been opened?” His dorm mate pointed out, “I say, with you showing so much concern towards her lately, are you interested in her?”
“Are you done yet?” Han Xiao rolled his eyes at his dorm mates’ overexcitement.
“Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” His dorm mate sincerely cautioned. “You see, Mi Wan is sensitive and has low self-esteem. Aside from you, no one else in the class talks to her. This type of girl will fall for a person if they received a little bit of kindness. Especially fatties like her. I bet she has never been liked by a guy.”
Han Xiao froze in his tracks and felt immensely uncomfortable, “Are you serious?”
“Why would I lie to you? I’ve seen a case like hers when I was in high school. The guy pitied the girl and said a few kind words of concern. After that, the girl insisted the guy liked her and wanted to be his girlfriend. The situation was ugly, so you should watch out.” His dorm mate looked at him pitifully.
Han Xiao looked at the chocolates on top of his books and his face instantly paled.
Unaware that she had unwittingly caused someone immense grief, Mi Wan was happily headed towards an eatery just outside the school. Mi Wan was not picky with food. When she was ordering, her only requirement was picking out the expensive dishes.
“Can you finish this much food?” Xiang Zhen could not help but ask. Mi Wan just casually ordered about 7 to 8 dishes. There were only two of them. Can they actually finish?
“What? Complaining about the price?” Mi Wan raised a brow.
“I’m not worried about it being expensive.” This was a small eatery outside the school, so a meal won’t bankrupt him. “I just don’t like to waste anything.”
“Relax. I ordered it, so I’ll be responsible for eating it.” Mi Wan added a cup of plum juice before setting down the menu.
“Weren’t you trying to lose weight?” Xiang Zhen was speechless. When he saw Mi Wan had slimmed down so much, he had thought she was working really hard on losing weight.
“If I don’t eat, where will I get the energy to lose weight?” Mi Wan responded with a quote she saw recently on the internet. The moment she read it, it was deeply engraved in her head. That just made so much sense.
“…Whatever floats your boat.” It’s not like he’s the one who was relying on drugs to lose weight. Xiang Zhen took a sip of cold water to rein in his temper, even though he doesn’t know what he was getting angry about.
The dishes were served quickly, and it did not take long for all the food to arrive. Mi Wan began tackling her plum juice and rice, devouring everything heartily while Blondie watched with his eyes widened.
“Aren’t you eating?” Mi Wan did not forget to address Blondie while she ate.
“Not hungry.” Blondie rolled his eyes.
“Oh. Since you’re not eating, then speak up.” Mi Wan then asked, “What did you want from me?”
Blondie finally recalled his original reason for treating Mi Wan to lunch but did not know how to address it, and after a long pause, he answered hesitantly, “Yesterday… That demon tracker you drew. It’s pretty nice.”
“Of course it is. I drew it.” If it were 500 years ago, Mi Wan would never claim to be the #1 demon hunter, but today after 500 years? She was pretty confident about that fact.
“Then… Can you… teach me how to draw it?” Blondie paused 3 times to ask a simple question, and he looked nervous and flushed. Clearly, even he knew his request sounded like he was trying to take advantage of someone.
So he’s interested in her talisman drawing technique.
Mi Wan gave Blondie an amused look and said generously, “I can.”