Chapter 112 - The Rabbit’s Back
“These snakes are too ugly, not cute at all!” Bai Xiaochun was extremely angry. He sat cross legged in front of the pill furnace as he arrogantly scoffed
“I, Bai Xiaochun, have already mastered Grade 3 medicine pills. Insignificant snakes, see whether or not I can take care of you!”
“Don’t you guys always like to spit venom? Don’t you always like to bare your fangs? Ugh.. I want to refine a medicine pill to make you shut up!” Bai Xiaochun flourished his sleeve as his whole body suddenly rose with ambition; as of this moment, he was pondering over a recipe.
“To make these snakes shut up, I would need a medicine pill that has a strong viscosity effect, so it can make their venoms sticky…” Bai Xiaochun cunningly laughed and immediately immersed himself in choosing which combination of medicinal grass would be the most appropriate.
Seven days quickly passed and Bai Xiaochun entered his demonic insanity mode again. He had already done detailed research on the countless types of medicinal grass in his storage pouch, and he finally chose thirty-seven types of medicinal grass.
All the medicinal grass were brewed with a special method and turned into a material which had an extremely strong viscosity. However, Bai Xiaochun was still not satisfied. He mixed the grass with the method of allelopathy, attempting to create a medicine pill with an even stronger viscosity.
After a month, he already had dishevelled hair as the pill furnace let out large amounts of black smoke; he had failed ten times. Bai Xiaochun furrowed his brows; the feeling of wanting to take care of the snakes grew even stronger as he listened to the hissing of the snakes outside.
“Perhaps my way of thinking is incorrect, I am only thinking of using external force to increase the viscosity. Although it does possess some allelopathy, but if I could research the internal body of these snakes or get a flash of inspiration, it would make the effects of the spirit medicine even better!” Bai Xiaochun mumbled to himself for a moment, before walking out of the stone house. He walked around in the formation array and took the opportunity when the other snakes weren’t paying attentio. He extended his right hand with lightning speed and grabbed a Five Eyed Snake that was wandering next to the formation array.
When he suddenly grabbed the snake, in the instant when he pulled back his hand, countless amounts of venom and countless snake shadows congregated at the place where he extended his hand.
Bai Xiaochun was now immersed in the research of the Dao of Medicine, and he barely looked at the twisting Five Eyed Snake that was pinched by his hand as he went straight towards the stone house. Quickly, a laughter that could make people absolutely horrified came from the inside of the stone room.
Although the Five Eyed Snake was comparable to the third layer of Qi Condensation, it was as weak as a Spirit Tailed Chicken in Bai Xiaochun’s hand. As Bai Xiaochun took apart its body, even its flesh and blood was directly broken down under Bai Xiaochun’s research.
Bai Xiaochun’s eyes showed that he was contemplating. His mind shook as he immediately opened the pill furnace, changed the combinations of the medicinal grass and started refining again.
After a day, the pill furnace shook and black smoke billowed out. Bai Xiaochun was choked up and started coughing, but his persistence was evoked. Afterwards, he started considering the problem from all angles, even risking his life to catch another snake to break down.
Three days later, black smoke enshrouded the stone house once again. Bai Xiaochun was gradually turning mad, and with a loud roar, he put all of his efforts into researching with bloodshot eyes.
This went on for another month, and Bai Xiaochun had already forgotten his original intention. He was fully immersed in creating this recipe, and he continuously refined and extended his hand outside the formation array with a lightning speed to catch snakes, to the point where the action had already become exceedingly skillful.
This month, he had already caught ten snakes. And the snakes outside the formation array had already viewed Bai Xiaochun as an eternal enemy, constantly watching out for him. The hissing never stopped, and the venom released by the snakes could fill the sky. Those snakes who were comparable to the eighth level of Qi Condensation were constantly striking the formation array, seemingly wanting to break it apart and swallow Bai Xiaochun alive.
“This won’t do, this won’t do, and this won’t do!” Bai Xiaochun was inside the stone room. Until today, he had already tried to refine this medicine pill that would make the snakes shut up for 2 months, yet he had failed over a hundred times without a single success.
He now knew the difficulties involved in creating a recipe, but he did not give up. Instead, he crazily did more research. Two more months after he failed more than a hundred times, he finally had one success, but looking at the small black spirit medicine that he refined, Bai Xiaochun was extremely unsatisfied.
“Why is it only one…”
“There are so many snakes here. If I only made one shut up, it would still be useless…” Bai Xiaochun used strength to pull at his hair, his eyes bloodshot, tenaciously looking at the medicine pill in his hands.
“The best way of transmission is to cause the snake to release a breath after swallowing the pill, which will cause the other snakes to be afflicted with the disease… disease? Yes, a disease, the recipe that I’ve created, it should be a plague!” Bai Xiaochun’s eyes let out a fierce light and his breathing sped up. He faintly felt that he had grasped the most crucial part of his research.
After a long time, Bai Xiaochun suddenly laughed. This laughter resounded inside the snake cave, and it could actually terrify anyone. If there was someone here who saw Bai Xiaochun in this sort of condition, they would take a deep breath and vow to absolutely never provoke Bai Xiaochun when he is immersed in refining medicine.
The Bai Xiaochun at this moment was releasing a sinister air around him.
Using his new inspiration, Bai Xiaochun once again immersed himself in refinement. Once again, he took out all of his medicinal grass and started matching them using allelopathy, adjusting them one by one. He also started catching snakes more and more often, and there were many times when it was exceedingly dangerous. However, it was as if he was possessed by a demon; he did not even pay attention to the risk of catching snakes. Instead, all he had in his heart was persistence towards creating the new recipe.
More time passed. One month, two months, three months, four months...
Quickly, six months had passed since Bai Xiaochun had decided to create this recipe. During this half year, he had failed so many times. After half a year, his hair was dishevelled, his entire body was extremely sloppy, and his face had black smoke all over it. Only, his eyes were red, brimming with excitement, looking at the pill furnace in front of him.
“It’s going to be ready, haha, it’s going to be ready!” Bai Xiaochun gave a an excited roar to inspire himself as the pill furnace faintly shook. Looking at the pill furnace in which he put all of his hard work for the past half year and seeing that the spirit medicine that he created was about to appear, Bai Xiaochun excitedly stood up.
“Black Hearted Li, throwing your Grandfather Bai here, thinking that Grandfather Bai can’t handle these small snakes? Just wait till I refine this pill and see how I take care of these snakes. Hehe, maybe I can control these snakes in the future, shaking Heaven and Earth! Hahahaha!” Bai Xiaochun looked to the sky and laughed, bragging. But at this moment, he was suddenly startled. He had a feeling that someone was watching him and was stunned for a moment. Immediately, he turned around and looked at the entrance of the stone room.
When he looked over, his entire body froze.
Because he was extremeley excited, he hadn’t noticed that an extra figure had unexpectedly appeared beside the entrance of the stone house. That figure was not tall, and it was standing there, with two white claws arched in front of it. It had long ears which were pricked up, and a fist-sized short tail behind its body wagging about...
It had red eyes, a raised small mouth and two large teeth projected outside, as it presently looked blankly at Bai Xiaochun.
It was as if time stopped at this instant. Bai Xiaochun’s eyes widened and he suddenly roared.
“YOU ARE ACTUALLY HERE!” It was the thing that disturbed the Scented Cloud Mountai; the thing that Bai Xiaochun could’nt find even after searching everywhere… The talking rabbit!
Following Bai Xiaochun’s roar, the rabbit actually imitated Bai Xiaochun’s appearance and also roared towards Bai Xiaochun.
“You are actually here!” The rabbit suddenly widened its eyes and its body quickly retreated. At the same time, its mouth spoke countless words.
“Heavens, what is this!”
“Did you see it, the rabbit actually spoke!”
“I’ll tell you a secret, I saw Elder Zhou and his phoenixes in a room yesterday. And from within it, strange sounds echoed out…”
“Senior Brother Hou Yunfei, you’re so bad. Don’t… Ah… What was that?! I just saw a couple monkeys, they were constantly convulsing!”
“Junior Sister Meixiang, it is not that I, Li Qinghou, am fickle and lacking in righteousness. Please wait until my cultivation has broken through the Golden Core. After that, I will definitely take you as my Dao Companion!”
“Haha, this pill’s not bad. I, Bai Xiaochun, really am a genius! Now even a rabbit knows how to speak!”
“Black Hearted Li, throwing your Grandfather Bai here, thinking that Grandfather Bai can’t handle these small snakes? Just wait till I refine this pill, and see how I take care of these snakes, hehe, maybe I can control these snakes in the future, shaking Heaven and Earth! Hahahaha!” The rabbit let out various sounds, and with an extremely fast speed, it ran out of the stone house in an instant. Bai Xiaochun was about to be driven mad. Especially when he heard the rabbit’s last sentence, he was dumbstruck as he ran out of the stone house, howling as he attempted to catch the rabbit.
Alas, the speed of the rabbit was just too fast. When Bai Xiaochun chased after it outside the stone house, it charged out of the formation array with a ‘swoosh’ sound. The cave’s countless snakes all hissed and spat out countless venom, but the agility of the rabbit was unimaginable; it had actually evaded all of the venoms. Even when the large amounts of snakes behind it shot out to bite it, all they bit was the air, letting the rabbit run away like smoke… as it vanished into the distance.
Its voice could still be heard from far away as it echoed out in the cave, speaking of words it heard from other people.
Bai Xiaochun wanted to collapse. He didn’t dare to chase after it. Even though his speed was quick, it was obvious that it was not equal to the rabbit’s agility. He could only widely open his eyes as he watched the rabbit run away. He wanted to cry, but he had no tears. As soon as he thought of the rabbit’s hobbies, and that large windpipe, he felt cold sweat on his body. He was worried that this rabbit would run outside and talk drivel, and if Li Qinghou heard it… Bai Xiaochun could imagine himself being even more miserable.
“Damn it, what rabbit is this!” Bai Xiaochun gnashed his teeth. However, he sorrowfully thought that he himself did not know what this rabbit was, because originally, he was the creator of this rabbit.
That feeling of lifting a stone only to drop it on his own feet nearly made Bai Xiaochun mad. He nervously cleared his throat and roared loudly in the direction of the escaping rabbit.
“Ancestor Li is a wise and godly warrior, unparalled under the heavens! He is my most closest relative!
“Uncle I, Bai Xiaochun ,will work hard and will absolutely not let you be disappointed!”
“I, Bai Xiaochun, have a mischievous personality and deserve to be punished here. I become wiser everyday, many thanks to the great Ancestor…” Bai Xiaochun was sullen, continuously speaking, in an attempt to let the rabbit hear these words and repeat them.
After awhile, there was a medicinal fragrance spreading out following the sound of the pill furnace in the stone house shaking. Bai Xiaochun was worried, and he secretly cursed the rabbit to be beaten black and blue. He sighed as he returned to the stone house. Opening the pill furnace, he saw an alternating black and white coloured medicinal pill which let out bursts of strange light inside the pill furnace.
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Translated by: Sean
Edited by: Arch, MantouInv, Cannibaloid
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