Chapter 79 – This was the handiwork of gray wolf Tianluo (1)
Ruan Qiuqiu was a bit surprised, and she wasn’t sure how to answer Grandpa Mo’s question. She hesitated on answering and glanced at the unknowing Little Bohe. “Grandpa Mo, Bohe, I invited Little Yu to my home to play, but there’s fiend energy inside my home. Little Yu has a weak body, and he got injured from the fiend energy.”
Ruan Qiuqiu continued to say, “But I fed my husband’s treasure water to Little Yu, and there’s nothing seriously wrong with him now.”
Mo Bohe blinked. Extremely puzzled, she asked, “What’s fiend energy?”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…”
Grandpa Mo briefly smiled. He slowly said, “Little Bohe, grandpa knows what fiend energy is.”
Grandpa Mo narrowed his eyes. “There’s good and bad fiend energy. Bad fiend energy will hurt humans…”
Ruan Qiuqiu found his explanation strange. Based on her knowledge of this world, there was no such thing as good fiend energy. All fiend energy would greatly harm humans and demons.
Just as Ruan Qiuqiu was puzzled over this, Little Bohe asked the question she wanted to ask, “Grandpa, what about good fiend energy then?”
“Good fiend energy ah…” Grandpa Mo furrowed his brows. His gaze was somewhat empty. He thought about it for a long time before finally saying, “Although good fiend energy causes a lot of pain and discomfort, it’ll make you feel very sweet inside.”
Mo Bohe scratched her head. “If it hurts a lot, isn’t that bad fiend energy?”
Little Bohe didn’t understand at all, and Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t get it either.
Little Bohe wanted to ask more questions, but Grandpa Mo seemed to have sunk back into his forgetful self. He blankly looked at the cave’s entrance and wouldn’t say another word.
Mo Bohe sighed like an elderly person. She seemed used to Grandpa Mo gaining clarity from time to time. She apologetically looked at Ruan Qiuqiu and said, “Grandpa is always like this. Big Sister Qiuqiu, wait a moment. I’ll get you something to eat.”
Ruan Qiuqiu would find it too shameful to eat their food. She leaned down and thanked Little Bohe for her offer and also said, “When your second brother wakes up, tell him to stay at home. I’ll come visit him in two days.”
“Okay.” Mo Bohe was very happy. “Big sister, you have to come back to play with us. No one in the tribe is willing to play with us…” She fell silent and her expression looked lonely.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s heart softened. She patted Little Bohe’s head. “As long as you’re not scared of me, I’ll definitely come back.”
“We’re not scared.” Mo Bohe shook her head. “You and brother-in-law are both good people.”
Ruan Qiuqiu: “…”
Ruan Qiuqiu almost couldn’t keep her expression from changing when she heard the little kid saying “brother-in-law”. She increasingly thought that although Little Bohe was young, it didn’t mean that she didn’t know anything. The words she said were very sweet too.
Thinking of Mr. Gray Wolf, who was alone at home, Ruan Qiuqiu asked, “Why did you say that… My husband is a good person?”
“Because he made sure we had enough food and firewood in past winters! Even though brother-in-law is a scary gray wolf and occasionally acts ferocious, it’s fine as long you don’t get close to him. He doesn’t eat children. When he was around, those other wolf demons wouldn’t bully us. We wouldn’t be hungry either…”
Little Bohe’s words echoed in Ruan Qiuqiu’s ears as she walked home in the snow. Thinking of Little Bohe’s description of Mr. Gray wolf, Ruan Qiuqiu quirked up her lips.
Ferocious, doesn’t eat children.
What kind of compliment was that?
She had seen for herself that Mr. Gray Wolf wasn’t as brutal as the rumors said he was. Could it be that his reputation was so bad because he liked to beat up to those rotten demons?
The sky was getting increasingly dark, and the falling snowflakes were getting bigger. Snowflake after snowflake fell on Ruan Qiuqiu. As she lightly walked in the snow, the snow on her body melted and soaked through her clothes and shoes.
Although she was very tired, she had gained a lot today.
She had found out the location of herbs, successfully traded for a rabbit, and guessed that there was probably a connection between the fiend energy in Mr. Gray Wolf and the curse. She had also made new friends even if they were little kids and an old grandpa.
As Ruan Qiuqiu recalled what she had gained today, she continued walking and contemplating what her next step should be.
The food and firewood could last a little bit longer, so she should focus on finding a way to get the herbs that were growing on the cliff.