She's a Legendary Demon Hunter [Rebirth] - Chapter 23
One o’clock in the morning.
After sleeping the entire day, Mi Wan was so energetic, she couldn’t wait to go out and have some fun. She climbed the wall easily, and when she was still on the top of the wall, she found the grocery bag that Auntie Zhang was searching for the entire day. It was sitting on the ground on the other side of the wall.
She knew that Demon Bro was a good person. He held onto her snacks for her. When she woke up, and searched around, she had guessed they might still be in Tree Demon Bro’s courtyard.
“Tree Demon Bro, thank you for yesterday. I still have things to do, so I’ll thank you specially when I come back later.” With that, Mi Wan left the courtyard.
Upon hearing Mi Wan’s voice, Fan Chen was slightly confused: A special thanks. What type of ‘thanks’ is that?
Before her withdrawals started yesterday, Mi Wan made an appointment to meet with the sparrow spirit and his chicken friend today, which was why she was in a hurry to leave. She had agreed to meet with the sparrow spirit at 1:30 A.M. Given the distance between Fan Chen’s courtyard and the convenience store, even if Mi Wan were to take her time, it would take around 20 minutes to get there. By the time she arrived at the convenience store, the sparrow spirit was already waiting in the building.
Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, she could see the sparrow spirit from a distance. Beside him was a girl in a wheelchair with a gray blanket covering her knees, probably the chicken.
“It’s actually a hen.” Mi Wan’s eyes lit up in realization.
“Benefactor!” At this time, the sparrow spirit also saw Mi Wan outside the glass window and rushed to the door in excitement. Since Mi Wan left in a hurry yesterday, he didn’t get a chance to get her number. So today, he arrived early and waited, fearing that he might miss out on this appointment with Mi Wan.
“Did you wait long?”
“Not at all, only three hours.”
“…” This person really lacks EQ. Was he trying to make me feel guilty?
(Ed/N: Mi Wan, Girl you rock! XD)
“Er… Jingjing seldom leaves the house. Originally, I wanted to show her around, but there is nothing to do in the middle of the night, so we arrived a little earlier.” The sparrow demon seemed to realize that he might have spoken too bluntly, so he added an explanation in a hurry.
At this time, Mi Wan noticed that someone was looking at her. She turned her head and found it to be the chicken spirit. This chicken demon looked less like a chicken, and more like a fox. She was a bit too good-looking, and held a small glimmer of expectation in her eyes, mixed in with a large amount of suspicion as she assessed Mi Wan.
“Let’s find a place.” They had agreed to meet at the convenience store, but the treatment could not be conducted there.
“I drove here, and parked in the parking garage up front.” To accommodate his friend’s limited mobility, the sparrow spirit had specifically rented a spacious nanny car.
“Okay, wait while I buy a drink.” Mi Wan was a little thirsty.
“I’ll do it, I’ll do it…” The sparrow spirit didn’t dare to expect Mi Wan to pay for it.
The three of them left the convenience store and walked all the way to the nanny car. In order to avoid the surveillance cameras, the sparrow spirit first moved his friend into the car, before letting Mi Wan get into the vehicle.
“What’s your name?” Mi Wan asked the chicken spirit.
“Ji Jingjing.” The chicken spirit answered coldly. (TL/N: In Mandarin, Ji Jingjing sounds like ‘chicken spirit spirit.’)
“Pfft~~” Mi Wan almost spit out the milk in her mouth, “What a straightforward name!”
Ji Jingjing didn’t seem to think that there was anything wrong with her name, but she didn’t mind Mi Wan’s rude behavior either.
“The little sparrow said that there was something wrong with your transformation. Is it your legs?” Mi Wan looked at the other party, who was covering her lower body with a blanket.
Ji Jingjing affirmed.
“Let me take a look.” Seeing the other side consent with a nod, Mi Wan raised her hand and opened the blanket. Under the blanket, was a pair of black and green chicken legs with each of the four talons spread and pointed towards her. There was even a light yellow fluff on top. Compared to the perfect upper human body, these two chicken legs looked out-of-character and weird, not to mention, ugly.
Although Ji Jingjing agreed to let Mi Wan look, it was still embarrassing to let someone see her incomplete transformation. She subconsciously clenched the blanket on her body. When the sparrow spirit saw this, he patted his friend on the shoulder to comfort her, indicating that she need not be self-conscious about it.
“Benefactor, can she be cured?” asked the sparrow spirit.
“Stop calling me ‘Benefactor’. Don’t use morals to guilt trip me. Let me tell you, I won’t take a single cent less.” Mi Wan glared at the sparrow spirit and suspected that he was trying to play up this benefactor relationship so that he could bargain a discount with her. ‘Guilt tripping’ was a new phrase she recently learned on television. Interestingly, some of the values developed five hundred years later inexplicably aligned with hers.
“No… I didn’t… You’re just saying…” The sparrow spirit suddenly came to his senses and was too excited to speak coherently. “Can you cure her?”
“Her problem is the same as yours, just more serious.” The sparrow spirit had trouble shapeshifting, because there was a demonic poison blocking his spiritual source, which then obstructed the circulation of the demonic power through his body. However, the only difficulty he faced was delayed transformation. It might take him half an year to accumulate enough demonic power before he could shapeshift once, and he could only switch between his human form and the original demonic form.
However, there were several key differences between the chicken and the sparrow spirits. While the chicken spirit’s demonic power was higher than the sparrow spirit’s, the demonic poison was not located in her spiritual source, but rather in her lower limbs. In other words, her demonic power could not be circulated to her legs, which was why her feet could not transform. This resulted in a half-human and half-chicken hybrid.
“Then.. can it be cured?” The sparrow spirit asked, resolute..
Ji Jingjing, who had been keeping her head down to avoid looking at her feet, also raised her head in anxious anticipation.
“It’s possible… but the cost…”
“Money won’t be an issue here.” Ji Jingjing said abruptly.
“Yes, Bene… Master, yesterday, I said that as long as I can cure Jingjing’s legs, money won’t be an issue ,no matter how much it costs.” The sparrow demon chimed in agreement. He had thought it over: If he didn’t have enough savings, he would go home and steal his mother’s money.
“I know you demons are rich,” Rich homes filled with antiques. “I’m saying that in addition to collecting money, I want to ask for something else.”
“What’s that? Tell us…” As long as I can cure her legs, I can pay any price.
Mi Wan went silent for a moment, and then asked abruptly, “Can… can you lay eggs?”
—End of Chapter 23: Can you lay eggs?, Part 1—
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