She's a Legendary Demon Hunter [Rebirth] - Chapter 12
Chapter 12: Borrow pay-back, Part 2
“So I’m poor…” Mi Wan looked like she was about to cry. She even promised herself that she would live as an ordinary rich lady after coming back to life. “Can I pay you back later when I have the money? I get 100,000 yuan a month as pocket change. Let me save up and I’ll repay you the money in a year.”
Fan Chen chuckled. He was amused by the small changes in Mi Wan’s expressions that wavered between stubbornness and indignance. “Alright. You can pay back what you owe later.”
With that, Fan Chen stood up and slowly returned to the house, with no intentions of arguing with Mi Wan.
So that’s it? Suddenly overjoyed, Mi Wan watched the departing back of big demon bro and made a promise, “Don’t worry, I’ll definitely repay you. I also won’t be taking back this flower pot. Consider it as part of the interest.”
Mi Wan placed the flower pot next to the small red flower, and silently patted herself on the back. I’m so smart. Not only did I pay the interest in advance, but I also didn’t have to climb over the wall and bring it back with me.
The sky began to brighten as Mi Wan hurriedly returned to her room. As long as the butler didn’t find out, she could still catch up on sleep.
Not long after, when the sun rose in the sky, Fan Chen walked out of his room and sat on the lounge chair on the balcony to bask in the morning light. His original form was a tree, so he still loved the sunlight despite being a spirit for many years. He enjoyed the photosynthesis and purification process. Fan Chen’s eyes habitually swept across the flowers and grass in his courtyard, and finally landed on a single butterfly orchid with withered petals.
It’s almost dead.
Fan Chen flicked his finger and sent out a stream of demonic power towards it. The moment his demonic power entered, the lavender flower instantly bloomed, and its dew-covered petals blossomed in the morning light.
Fan Chen glanced back at the butterfly orchid in surprise: That’s unexpected. It’s a descendant of the demon race. Pity that it’s about to degenerate.
Mi Wan often slept until lunch time. A simple wash later, and it was time for the happiest part of her day: Eating.
Mi Wan sat at the dining table, gobbling down her food while singing praises of Auntie Zhang’s cooking, “Auntie Zhang, the dishes you cook are so delicious. Even plain rice is so good. It’s sweet, soft, and fragrant.”
“This is pineapple rice. It was cooked in pineapple, so there’s a sweet scent of pineapple in it.” Auntie Zhang was embarrassed by Mi Wan’s compliments.
“You can cook with fruit? Amazing.”
Boohoo, it really took a lot to get here.
When she hunted demons in the past, she lived on dry rations. One time, she was so hungry that she almost roasted a captured rabbit demon.
“Slow down. If you want to eat anything in the future, tell Auntie Zhang. Auntie Zhang will cook for you.” Mrs. Zhang was a temporary servant hired by Butler Ye, not by the Mi family, so she did not have personal opinions of Mi Wan. During this period of time, while watching Mi Wan undergo rehabilitation, seeing her broken fingernail beds and the torn sheets in her room, Mrs Zhang secretly felt a little heartbroken for the girl.
Mi Wan took the chicken soup handed over by Auntie Zhang and drank half the bowl before sighing in satisfaction, “I finally know why the original host… Why I became so fat. Food is just too delicious.”
“Miss, why don’t you eat less?” Mrs. Zhang was stunned and suddenly stopped adding rice to Mi Wan’s bowl. She just remembered that Mi Wan initially turned to drugs just to lose weight.
If I feed her too much food, she might do something foolish again in the future.
“But I’m not full yet.” Mi Wan stared eagerly at her rice bowl.
Why did she stop adding rice to her bowl?!
“Miss, it’s actually very easy to lose weight. When my daughter was losing weight before, she said that one can definitely lose weight as long as they control what goes into their mouths and move their legs. After that, she only ate half a bowl of rice during every meal and became skinny in no time. That’s why you don’t need to rely on drugs to lose weight. As long as you eat less and exercise more, you will definitely lose weight.”
After that speech, Mrs. Zhang put away the rice bowl in her hand. “Miss, you’ve eaten two bowls for lunch today. Why don’t we stop here?”
“!!” N-no more food for me?
“That’s right. As long as you quit your drug addiction, I can arrange for a nutritionist specialist to help you lose weight and strictly control your diet. It will definitely be reduced to your satisfaction.” Butler Ye’s aged face lit up as if he had been enlightened. That’s right, if he wanted to completely get rid of Miss’s drug abuse, he would need to tackle the root of the problem. Didn’t the young miss abuse drugs because she wanted to lose weight? Then if he helped the young lady succeed in losing weight, there would be no reason to take drugs.
“…” What is this? How did I get in a situation where one won’t let me eat, and the other wants to find me a nutrition specialist to control my diet?
“Auntie Zhang, I’m not full yet…” Mi Wan stared longingly at the large plate of chicken that Mrs. Zhang was putting away. There was still a drumstick that she hadn’t touched yet…
“Miss, you’ve eaten enough just now. I’ll make you some dessert in the afternoon. Let’s begin by eating less food and eating more meals.” With that, Mrs. Zhang mercilessly left with the big plate of chicken.
“Miss, you don’t have the type of body where you can eat without gaining weight. If you want to lose weight, you have to strictly control your diet.” Butler Ye knew that his mistress lacked the willpower and discipline, so he decided to take matters into his own hands.
What the… Did she just lose her eating privileges because she was fat?
Butler Ye and Mrs. Zhang were true to their words. Since then, Mi Wan’s food intake was strictly monitored and controlled at every meal. Whenever Mi Wan was 70% full, Mrs. Zhang would begin to pack up the bowls and chopsticks. They would only let up on the dietary restrictions and allow Mi Wan to eat her fill on days following a withdrawal episode. This made Mi Wan somewhat look forward to her withdrawal periods.
What’s up with that?
The number of withdrawal episodes were relatively high in the early stages of drug rehabilitation, but for Mi Wan, the frequency of her withdrawals greatly decreased after half a month. In addition, she used spiritual power to heal her body. Doctor Zhao, who was responsible for helping her drug rehabilitation, was amazed by the speed of her recovery. So amazed, that he quietly informed Butler Ye that if Mi Wan could continue to maintain this progress, she would be able to stop the physical addiction in half a month, which meant that her body would no longer suffer the pains of withdrawal. This also meant that they would have passed the most difficult part of Stage 1 drug rehabilitation.
This news made Butler Ye extremely happy. Since being tasked to care for the young lady while she undergoes drug rehabilitation, the young lady constantly did her best to find ways to be admitted to the hospital within the first week of rehab, so she could get hold of more drugs. Even when the First Young Master cut off the Miss’s pocket money, the Miss was still somehow able to obtain drugs. This cycle of rehab and relapse lasted for three months. At first, the young lady’s family would take the initiative and show concern for her, but now, they were utterly disappointed and tired of it. Leaving the Miss to him and the drug rehabilitation team was their final show of concern.
Finally… The Miss had come around. After witnessing Mi Wan’s positive performance for half a month, Butler Ye finally developed some trust in Mi Wan. “Miss, you’ve managed to endure the most difficult part in the first two weeks. If you can last for another half a month, you would be free of your drug addiction.”
“Then can I go out at that time?” Mi Wan was pleasantly surprised.
“No, Dr. Zhao said that the first step is to stop your physical addiction. There is still a possibility of relapse for the next three months.” “In other words, I’ll have to stay here for at least another three months?” Mi Wan slumped disappointedly on the table. Alas… when could she freely go as she pleases?
“Three months will be over soon enough. If you show good progress, you can go back home for the New Year,” Butler Ye said encouragingly.
“…” Go back home. Mi Wan didn’t have much interest in going back home. The original owner of this body didn’t seem to be very thrilled about going home either. “I understand. I’ll go back to my room to nap.”
Back in the room, Mi Wan laid on the bed and wrapped herself tightly with a quilt like a silkworm cocoon. At this time, her body shivered uncontrollably, which was the sign of impending withdrawal.
All prepare for the long and agonizing period of torture after this…
Fortunately, Mi Wan had somewhat become used to it. After gritting and bearing through the withdrawal episode, she automatically activated her spiritual power to help her body recover. However, she wondered if the aftereffects of withdrawals worsened over time, because this time when she used spiritual power to recover, her body remained exhausted and her head felt groggy. Mi Wan did not resist and allowed herself to fall asleep. Then… her body suddenly became really light.
Eh? Why am I floating?
The author had something to say: This Crab (the author) often dreams. She dreamt that she was a thousand-year-old demoness that had the good habit of buying a single beautiful porcelain to hide in her home every year. So whenever she was short of money, she would just need to take out a bowl from the kitchen.
—End of Chapter 12: Borrow pay-back, Part 2—
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