Chapter 2: Being the Old Grandpa
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
Making up his mind, Lin Feng looked towards the elder beside him, and his demeanour of a flawless master appeared again.
Lin Feng cooly said, “Yesterday I was seized by a sudden impulse, sensing a person whose fate is related to mine in this mountain.Thus I came looking, but I did not think that I would meet him in this kind of little mountain village.”
While speaking, Lin Feng’s gaze turned towards the little guy holding onto the dog’s tail who still had a puzzled face. Sighing in his heart, “Other people are main characters (MCs) ［1］ who carry their old grandpas around with them, but I have to go be an old grandpa for other people.”
However, once he thought about being the master of a group of heaven defying disciples, who can wreak havoc as they wished in the future, Lin Feng’s mood instantly became a lot better.
“This guy in front is the first.”
The old elder was dazed for a moment and also looked towards Xiao Budian, “Taoist, is he the one you are speaking of?”
Lin Feng faintly nodded, “I was originally puzzled where this fated person came from, but seeing this child I now understand the story of this matter.”
He let out a sigh with deep feelings, telling the story that he’d prepared beforehand.
In this story, Lin Feng once had a disciple that he was very proud of, but because he was unable to see through the demon of love in his heart he failed to pass his ascension crisis and died, returning into the sea of reincarnation.
Lin Feng had always been looking for his reincarnated disciple, hoping that he could renew their master-student relation. After a long hundred years, he finally found him.
The old elder was stupefied by his story, looking towards Xiao Budian in disbelief, “Xiao Budian is the reincarnation of your disciple?”
Lin Feng lightly nodded his head, gazing towards Xiao Budian with a look of tenderness and care.
You needed the whole package when putting on a show. Lin Feng did the best that he could but he was not optimistic.
Because he noticed that underneath the old chief’s stunned expression, there clearly hid a heavy sense of vigilance.
The old dude even had one hand behind his back, lightly waving towards Xiao Budian.
Lin Feng secretly frowned, he sensed a familiar aura fluctuation from this old guy’s body.
The fluctuations of a cultivator’s mana.
The old elder of this little mountain village is actually a cultivator. Even though he’s only Qi Disciple level 3, but he was a genuine cultivator.
Cultivators were different from martial artists. To become a cultivator, one must train in a tao technique, which would allow them to guide the energy of the world into one’s body and turn it into mana.
Wolf’s Village’s Lang Feng could be considered to have cultivation talent, but he was still just a martial artist, he could not be considered a cultivator.
Before, the old village chief purposely hid his aura so Lin Feng did not notice. Now because he was wary of Lin Feng, mana fluctuations naturally rose up in his body and Lin Feng immediately noticed it.
Lin Feng sighed. Even though this old man might not be a match for him, but he wanted to be Xiao Budian’s master, the old grandpa from stories. He couldn’t be a human trafficker and forcibly snatch him away.
Lin Feng stared at Xiao Budian and asked calmly, “Qing Feng, do you wish to return under my wing?”
The old elder’s expression did not change, but he was shaking his hand behind his back so hard, it was about to be shaken off.
Xiao Budian scratched his head in confusion, looking at Lin Feng and then staring at the old chief, saying a bit sheepishly, “Eyah, my… My name isn’t Qing Feng, and I don’t want to leave the village.”
Lin Feng was silent and did not speak, for a moment the atmosphere became stiff. The old village elder nervously stared at him, his mana fluctuation became increasingly more obvious, preparing to attack at any time.
Right when the old elder was almost about to break down, Lin Feng let out a light sigh, finally opening his mouth and said, “Okay then, you have yet to unlock your wisdom and do not remember the matters of your previous life, I will not force you.”
“But, I have foretold that the fate between us has not ended. We will meet again after my departure today.”
Lin Feng took out a purple talisman from his robe and handed it over to Xiao Budian, “I leave this talisman with you to protect yourself. If you encounter danger then throw this talisman towards your enemy and it will protect you well, we will meet again when fate wills it.”
Finishing his speech, Lin Feng did not continue to drag things on and he turned around and left. When he walked past the old chief, his gaze casually swept across the old chief. The corners of his lips revealed a faint smile, but he did not say anything and left directly.
The old elder was drenched in cold sweat. He knew that Lin Feng had already seen through him, yet he was unable to see the depths of Lin Feng’s level. This made him afraid, thinking that Lin Feng’s level was a lot higher than his, maybe a great cultivator of the Foundation Establishment level or even the Aurous Core level?
At ordinary times, cultivators could hide their aura, but any slight fluctuations would cause it to be discovered by cultivators of the same level or higher levels.
This could be a hidden benefit of the system. According to the system explanation, as long as Lin Feng doesn’t act, he would be seen as an ordinary mortal. Even cultivators with a higher level than him would be unable to see through him.
This was very beneficial for Lin Feng to act like a boss.
After leaving the sights of the old chief and Xiao Budian, Lin Feng instantly used his stealth movement skill to sneak back to Stone Village.
Even the trading system’s cheapest spells required 100 trading points. After carefully considerations, Lin Feng did not choose an attack or defense spell but instead exchanged for the stealth movement skill.
It could hide his body. As long as he didn’t do anything, he would not be revealed. In Lin Feng’s opinion, if this spell was used properly, it would be extremely practical.
The old chief’s reaction was a bit strange and it aroused Lin Feng’s suspicion.
Lin Feng silently snuck into Stone Village. The environment was pretty much the same as Wolf Village, only currently compared to Wolf Village’s cloud of gloom, Stone Village was full of joy.
The center of the village was filled with all kinds of beast corpses. All the villagers, albeit young or old, were smiling in happiness.
Lin Feng found the stone house of the village chief. As he entered the house, he saw Xiao Budian holding onto a little porcelain bowl, using a little wooden spoon to drink milk.
A child at the courtyard entrance yelled loudly, “Oh wow, Xiao Budian is drinking milk again. You’re already three and a half years old!”
“Eyah!” Xiao Budian was greatly embarrassed. He hugged onto the little bowl using his tender white arms to hide it, not letting the older child see it. His little face was flushed, his long eyelashes lightly trembled as he unconfidently argued, “You guys saw wrong, I’m… actually… drinking water.”
“Haha…” A group of older kids laughed loudly.
This cute little guy also made Lin Feng let out an amused smile. Not no longer paid any attention to those laughing children as he passed straight through the courtyard, arriving at the side of the stone house. His ears twitched and he heard the old elder in the stone house say, “Three years have passed by in the blink of an eye, Xiao Budian is already three and a half years old.”
The sound of an old woman rose up in the house, seemingly the village chief’s wife, “Will there be trouble in rejecting that taoist? Do you think Xiao Budian is actually the reincarnation of the taoist’s disciple?”
The old village chief pondered, “I initially thought that taoist was a member of the Shi family helping Shi Tianyi or someone from the Yu family of Shi Tianyi’s maternal grandfather, and had come looking for Xiao Budian to finish him off. But now it doesn’t seem like it, as for being the reincarnation of his disciple…”
The old village chief hesitated for a moment, “You also know, Xiao Budian was extraordinary since birth, he was born at Foundation Establishment level! In addition, he also had the earthshaking supreme tao root of legends. It might actually be plausible that he is the reincarnation of a great cultivator.”
The village chief’s spouse sighed, “Too bad his supreme tao root was actually stolen by Shi Tianyi. They are cousins from the same line, how can he be so cruel? At that time, Xiao Budian wasn’t even 6 months old, he really is a poor child.”
The old village chief said seriously, “All in all, I promised his father that I would definitely take good care Xiao Budian. Ultimately, the taoist’s background is unknown, it’s best to be careful. Only the two of us know of Xiao Budian’s background, we absolutely cannot leak out any information or else Xiao Budian will be in danger.”
Lin Feng who was listening outside of the house beamed with joy, there’s a 90% chance that Xiao Budian will be an emperor level character.
As for that Shi Tianyi that robbed his tao root, he belonged to the rival villain type.
No wonder Xiao Budian’s body root could reach the max value of 10. Natural born Foundation Establishment level! Moreover, he had the top-level supreme tao root. If this kind of talent wasn’t max value then nobody could be max value.
However, his tao root had already been taken away, why was his body root still 10?
Could it be, his tao root could regenerate? Or after he practises a tao technique, when he ascends to Foundation Establishment level he could still forge a supreme tao root?
While thinking, Lin Feng quietly retreated out of Stone Village, arriving at a mountain path not far from the village entrance.
Taking out 9 shiny purple crystals from his pocket, he arranged them on the mountain path according to a certain pattern. Lin Feng let out a sigh. Being an old grandpa wasn’t that easy either.
Out of the 300 trading points from the novice gift, Lin Feng used 50 points in exchange for a set of clothing and 100 points for a stealth movement skill. The remaining 150 points were all invested into these purple crystals.
Gazing in the direction of Wolf Village, Lin Feng brushed his nose, “If Wolf Village wants to attack Stone Village, they will definitely cross this path.”
Finishing his preparations, Lin Feng started to ponder about his next move. While he was thinking, a massive rumble suddenly exploded from the depths of the mountain, like a clap of thunder exploding on the ground.
In the depths of the mountains, a beam of purple light shot up into the sky. From a single glance, one could tell that it was an extraordinary treasure. Thinking of the birth of a mountain treasure the Wolf Village chief mentioned, Lin Feng was dumbfounded, ” This must be prepared for Xiao Budian, right? A blessing of 8, even though it’s not max value, it still cannot be looked down upon.”
His eyes turned, a warm smile as bright as the sun appeared on Lin Feng’s face again. He rapidly rushed towards the place that the mountain treasure appeared.
［1］In HN1F, the disciples are actually main characters from other novels. As a result, the term main character appears frequently in the novel, and we will be abbreviating it as MC.