Chapter 101 – It didn’t make sense that her luck would suddenly improve. Was there something special about this area? (2)
Ruan Qiuqiu’s eyes twinkled with joy as she held a spiritual energy stone that had more spiritual energy than the level 2 fiend core from last time with her mud-stained hand. She took out a piece of animal skin, carefully wrapped up the spiritual energy stone, and resumed digging.
After working hard for over half an hour, Ruan Qiuqiu dug out three more spiritual energy stones: two of them were about the same size as the first one, and the last piece she dug out was smaller than the other ones, but its clarity was a level higher than the other ones and contained more spiritual energy. Ruan Qiuqiu guessed that this spiritual energy stone was almost at level five.
No wonder there were so many herbs rich in spiritual energy growing on the fairly small patch of land in the overhanging cliff.
She was lucky that the top of the overhanging cliff was remote. With geological faults on all sides of this area, beasts and ordinary fiends and animals wouldn’t be able to get here. At most, the birds would only be able to eat the herbs growing on the surface of the cliff. Otherwise, such a good thing wouldn’t be her turn.
Ruan Qiuqiu raised her hand and wiped her dirty face. She put away the spiritual energy stones, climbed out of the hole that was over a meter deep, and filled it back with soil.
She was dirty all over, and there was sweat on her back. Although she used up most of her strength, she was especially excited. With these herbs and spiritual energy stones, Mr. Gray Wolf would probably be able to get better. Even if he didn’t fully recover, his condition should recover enough for them to leave the Fire Wolf Tribe’s territory.
She really had to thank Little Yu for this harvest.
After she finished filling the hole with soil, Ruan Qiuqiu rested against the tree for a few minutes. Then, she checked the condition of the rope and discovered cracks in the stone.
If she had climbed onto the rope without checking, it was very likely she would end up falling down before she reached the tree. The steep cliff was over ten meters above ground. Even if she lived, she would be crippled after falling.
Ruan Qiuqiu felt a chill on her back. The joy from her harvest dimmed.
She replaced the stone with a new one and confirmed a few times that the rope could support her weight before carefully inching her way across the rope while carrying today’s harvest. It was only when her hand touched the tree trunk that she sighed in relief, still feeling somewhat frightened. Her feet felt weak.
Ruan Qiuqiu took a few more breaths. Clutching the tree trunk with one arm, she continuously rubbed the skirt that she had improved the design of with her other hand to restore sensation and sensitivity in her dirty, swollen, trembling hand.
After recuperating for a few minutes, Ruan Qiuqiu felt that her legs weren’t as weak as before. She thought it over before cutting the rope and putting away the more than one meter-long rope that she recovered. There were still plenty of protruding rocks on the opposite cliff. If she needed to go over there again, she couldn’t leave the rope here to use again.
After climbing down the huge tree, Ruan Qiuqiu almost crumpled on the ground. Today’s trip lasted about three hours. She had precariously climbed high altitudes and dug a hole. It was truly exhausting, physically and mentally.
Seeing her sorry-looking figure that was dirty and covered with various injuries, Mo Yu felt guilty and his eyes reddened. The little kid stomped his feet. “Big sister Qiuqiu, are you okay?”
Ruan Qiuqiu nodded to signal that there was nothing seriously wrong with her. Compared to her superficial injuries that would heal soon after an itchy period, their harvest today was more important and worthy of celebration.
Little Yu confirmed a few more times that she was okay before sighing like a little adult.
Ruan Qiuqiu noticed that his shoulders had drooped down and his wrists were trembling unnaturally. Her heart felt warm. This kid must have taken her words about catching her if she fell to heart. Like an adult, he had kept his promise.
“Little Yu, how about we go catch some fish and then look at our harvest on our way back?” Ruan Qiuqiu hesitated for a moment. She was worried that they would encounter wild animals. Although this spot was safer than other places in the forest, it wasn’t completely without danger.
Mo Yu vigorously nodded. He looked at Ruan Qiuqiu with bright eyes. “Big sister Qiuqiu, you’re the most amazing girl I’ve ever met!”
Ruan Qiuqiu blushed when she heard him say “girl”. She reminded him, “I’m already an adult, Little Yu.”
Mo Yu doubtfully scratched his head. “But Big sister Qiuqiu, humans reach adulthood at 25 years old.”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…”
She had forgotten that in a world with spiritual energy, even the humans that didn’t have the talent to cultivate would generally live to a hundred years old as long as they were sheltered by a tribe, didn’t encounter natural disasters, and weren’t taken away by fiends to eat.
Alright then, according to how adulthood was calculated in this world, she wasn’t an adult yet.
While using the spear to smash the thick ice on the stream, Ruan Qiuqiu asked Little Yu, “Can you get married before 25?”
Mo Yu vigorously nodded. “Of course you can. Humans can get married once they reach ten years old. I want to get married too, but there’s no human or demon that’s willing to marry me.”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…”