Chapter 114: Night Shadow Cat (Part Two)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
As Gao Peng brought Dumby home, he met Uncle Liu. He was taking a black cat on a walk. It was seven feet long and three feet high, with the air of a black panther, and green eyes that were clear and chill.
“Hey Uncle Liu. Taking the cat for a walk?” Gao Peng said. He had just earned five hundred Alliance credits that day. When converted into Alliance dollars, it would be five million. He was very happy, as it was a windfall from heaven to earn money that easily. Chief Instructor Chen was really a good person.
“Well, I came out to exercise after a meal,” Uncle Liu said. He was walking at a moderate pace while with the cat, but he was not in a hurry.
Gao Peng glanced at the cat. He thought that it was just a normal cat, but when he looked at the cat’s attributes, he was shocked.
[Monster Name]: Night Shadow Cat
[Monster Level]: Level 36 (Commander)
[Monster Grade]: Perfect
[Monster Skills]: Shadow Power Level Two
[Monster Weakness]: 1. Cannot use white leaf catnip. Its limbs will become unbalanced and it will turn into something indescribable.
What did ‘indescribable’ mean? Gao Peng was somewhat curious.
“Your cat looks very nice,” Gao Peng said while looking at it intensely.
How long would it take for his own familiars to get to this level? Commander tier familiars were from level 21 to level 40. Therefore, the level and strength difference between familiars that were at the commander tier was very large.
Level 36 was considered on the higher end of the commander tier.
“Just an average cat. It was dirty when I signed a contract with it. Its hair was not long, and green mucus was running out of its nose,” Uncle Liu laughed.
The Night Shadow Cat suddenly stopped walking.
Uncle Liu gave it orders but it didn’t listen. It just stood there, staring coldly at Uncle Liu with a hint of anger in its eyes.
Uncle Liu laughed for a while and stopped. He quickly shouted, “It has already grown long since we signed the contract!”
Was this important? Gao Peng couldn’t muster the strength to raise his complaint.
Sure enough, the Night Shadow Cat got even more angry.
After meowing it turned around and left, taking elegant steps into the shadows of the trees planted in the housing estate. It disappeared completely.
“Huh. This cat has quite the attitude.” Gao Peng did not know what else to say.
“Alas, Softy is very strong and can hide in the shadows. It is very good. The only flaw is that it has a bit of a temper,” Uncle Liu said casually. He was used to it.
People did say that cats were hard to take care of; Uncle Liu did not believe this initially, but he believed it now.
“This cat’s name is Softy?” Gao Peng was flabbergasted. This name was not suitable for the cat’s temperament.
“It had a bit of a fiery temper when it was younger, so I hoped to soften it a bit by giving that name,” Uncle Liu explained.
“You probably jinxed it.” Gao Peng was speechless, then waved his hand. “Uncle Liu, I’ll let you get on with your walk and go home first.”
“Oh yes. Wait a minute,” Uncle Liu shouted at Gao Peng. “Why don’t you go to the villa you bought in the suburbs? Didn’t you buy it so that you could live there?”
Gao Peng was surprised. “How do you know about that?” But then he remembered who Uncle Liu was. It wasn’t at all strange that he would know about the villa. If he had someone powerful who could help him, he would definitely make use of it.
Gao Peng grievously said, “Uncle Liu, it is not that I don’t want to live there, it is that I don’t dare to live there. I suspect that there are some people who have it out for me…”
Uncle Liu was stunned. “What happened?” His tone suddenly became serious.
Gao Peng then told Uncle Liu what had happened that day.
After listening to Gao Peng, Uncle Liu’s face became more and more erratic. He finally understood what Gao Peng was worried about. It turned out that this kid had shot himself in the foot. He had no idea.
This was the first time he saw Gao Peng so frightened. It was interesting for him. “I didn’t expect you to be this cautious,” he said, insinuating Gao Peng was frightened without actually saying it out loud.
Gao Peng tried to argue with him. “This isn’t being frightened, this is just being honest!”
Uncle Liu laughed loudly and patted Gao Peng’s shoulder. “Being honest about being frightened is still being frightened. But this is actually quite good. Life is about who can live the longest.”
Gao Peng’s honesty tempted Uncle Liu to toy with him a bit.
Uncle Liu stopped smiling and then said in a dignified way, “I’ve thought about it now, though. It seems that you are in big trouble.”
Gao Peng was uncertain. Did someone just recognize his smarts and his talents and want to make use of him?
“You need to be careful,” Uncle Liu said loudly. “Rest assured, I will help you with this matter and tell you the conclusion in a few days.”
Gao Peng nodded.
In truth, based on the personal condition from the data frame, there was no way Uncle Liu could have deceived Gao Peng’s sharp eyes. His “Secretly happy” condition was just too obvious. Besides, Uncle Liu’s smile lines were showing… Uncle Liu was not used to telling lies.
Gao Peng looked at Uncle Liu’s back and saw nothing. After all, he was just a lonely old man.
When he reached home, Gao Peng was able to understand what he did wrong based on Uncle Liu’s reaction, but it wasn’t a big problem. It was too late to go to the villa anyway. If he wanted to live in the villa, he would need to buy a car as taking public transport to that suburb was very troublesome.
Gao Peng had already thought about getting a car long ago. It was a car that he wanted to own for a long time: a large and heavy transport truck. The Steel Black Dragon Series III. It was one of the classics.
There were sixteen wheels in total! The huge wheels supported the rear storage space, which was detachable. There were two layers of reinforced guardrails around the storage space. It had interwoven silver and black stripes with a matte glaze as the base color, and yellow stripes on the sides. The simple and unpretentious look was strong and domineering, like a giant steel beast; war was common during this time, so people’s aesthetics tended towards masculine designs.
The driver’s seat of this car was very large. It was a bit larger than a typical off-road vehicle, and the interior of the car was luxurious. It was therefore also quite expensive at six million Alliance dollars.
But he could, once and for all, store all of his familiars inside the vehicle after buying this truck.
He went to the car company’s official website and ordered it straight away. The process was very quick.
After the disaster, the minimum age for the driver license test was lowered by two years and one could take the test at sixteen. Gao Peng had taken the driver’s license test two years prior, but lacked a car. However, special permission was needed if he wanted to drive such a large truck into the city. It could only be driven in the suburbs, as the suburbs were sparsely populated and the roads were spacious.