Chapter 167 – Is that why you and Grandpa Mo split up? (1)
Qing Ruyi had asked a bunch of questions without pause. Ruan Qiuqiu felt almost overwhelmed by that series of questions, especially by the last question. She couldn’t clearly put into words the emotions that spread from her heart, which in turn caused an unnatural blush to spread over her face.
Ruan Qiuqiu struggled to find the right words to say. She stammered, “Grandma Ruyi… this can’t be why you wanted to speak alone with me, right?”
Qing Ruyi saw her reaction and slightly raised her eyebrows. She could tell that Yuan Jue and Ruan Qiuqiui’s relationship hasn’t progressed that far based on Ruan Qiuqiu’s reaction.
She moved closer to Ruan Qiuqiu and took a sniff. She relaxed a bit. “That’s good. You’re not a real husband and wife pair yet.”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…” Grandma Ruyi, do you have to be so direct?
Not only could she feel her heated cheeks, she was at a loss to know what to say.
Although it was true that nothing had happened between her and Mr. Gray Wolf, when other demons smelled the scent of Yuan Jue on her body, they would make the wrong assumption. Qing Ruyi was the only one that had seen through to her real relationship status with Yuan Jue.
Qing Ruyi had wanted to ask more questions, but seeing Ruan Qiuqiu’s flushed face and evasive gaze, she didn’t need to ask more questions to figure it out. She sighed. A touch of sorrow appeared on her wrinkly face.
Qing Ruyi was silent for a few seconds. Under Ruan Qiuqiu’s increasingly doubtful gaze, she slowly said, “You should give up on him.”
Ruan Qiuqiu’s pupils abruptly shrank. Her eyes slightly widened. She almost couldn’t believe her ears.
Grandma Ruyi repeated in a more mild, but also more stern voice, “You should give up on him. You’re not suitable for each other.”
This time, Ruan Qiuqiu clearly understood her words. A feeling of absurdity rose in her heart. She didn’t know why, but she suddenly got angry. She clenched her hands. Her vigilance returned, and her voice turned cold, “Why?”
Why did she suddenly tell her to give up on Mr. Gray Wolf? She even called him by his name. Did Qing Ruyi really know him?
Qing Ruyi sighed. She didn’t meet Ruan Qiuqiu eyes, and just walked forward with her willow cane.
She walked in front. Her voice was very soft as if she was completely relaxed and also as if reminiscing. “Qiuqiu, do you know why humans can be with demons, but not with fiends?”
Ruan Qiuqiu was even more confused. She knew that humans and demons could be together and also marry in this world, but she didn’t know of any example of a human and fiend being together.
After all, in the impression of all humans and most demons, fiends, even the high-level ones, had strange temperaments and liked to kill and eat humans.
“Is it because humans are too fragile?” Ruan Qiuqiu tentatively asked.
Qing Ruyi shook her head. Her gaze was distant. “It’s because fiends are greedy.”
“Fiends above level 5 are considered high-level fiends,” Qing Ruyi was smiling, but her voice had an indescribable sorrow. “But that’s not a level that most fiends can reach in their lifetime. Before reaching level 5, most fiends are driven by their instinct. Their instinct to eat and kill is far greater than their ability to love. Even after reaching level 5, they might not be able to control the fiend energy in their bodies. Once they form a life bond with a human, they can’t control their instinctual desire to make that human a part of themselves. They’ll have an uncontrollable hunger to swallow every drop of blood and eat every bit of flesh from their human partner.”
Qing Ruyi’s eyes gradually redden. She looked a bit scary.
Ruan Qiuqiu guessed, “Is that why you and Grandpa Mo split up?”
“Yes, but also no.” Qing Ruyi’s voice was sad. She turned around to look at her. “Do you know that this world has more than just humans, demons, and fiends? There’s also a special existence.”
Translator Ramblings: The author showed early on it’s not taboo for wolf demons to have s*x with humans and then eat them, so discriminating against fiends for wanting to eat humans seems odd. If anything, I find it more monstrous of demons to eat humans as delicacies, then fiends eating humans out of instinct.