She's a Legendary Demon Hunter [Rebirth] - Chapter 28
“Bloodline kinship is a powerful form of connection. Though your body has swapped souls, the physical blood and flesh belongs to that other girl. It is not strange for the body to care for its own family members.” Bloodline kinship is a rather mysterious thing. There are many mysteries in this world that could not be explained logically – but they still exist, hence this theory made sense.
“That does seem to be the case. However…I thought such theories were just myths.” Mi Wan found it to be a novel idea, “In short, this is what a bloodline kinship feels like?”
Mi Wan was found in the bushes by her teacher while he was travelling. When she was first discovered, there wasn’t even a shred of cloth on her body. As a young child, she often longed to meet her biological parents. Consequently, whenever she saw a beautiful lady, she would wonder if it was her mother. Fearing that she might one day be kidnapped, her teacher said this to her: “Wanwan, there is bloodline kinship amongst family. You will get a special feeling when you see them.”
She never met a person who gave her that special feeling in her previous lifetime and suspected that her teacher may have lied to her. She never thought she would experience it today.
Noticing the faint smile on the girl’s lips, Fan Chen was slightly envious. He was unaware of what a bloodline kinship felt like as well. From the day he gained sentience, he was a tree, and like nature, he simply existed since ancient times.
“Tree Demon Bro, are you familiar with the Demon Hunter Association?” Mi Wan suddenly asked.
“A little.” Fan Chen gave a pause. When Mi Wan brought up the topic, he could guess her following question. Except, as a demon hunter, isn’t asking a demon like himself about the Demon Hunter Association, a bit too naive?
“Then, do you think I should register myself?” Mi Wan asked.
“Registering has its own pros and cons. You can take a tour of their facilities before deciding if you want to join them.” Fan Chen had no intentions of offering Mi Wan a direct suggestion.
“Okay… Then I’ll decide when I get there.” When the snacks in her hands were polished clean, Mi Wan immediately grabbed another bag from the table. As she tore it open, she froze.
She…just now…it’s like…did she just eat the gift she planned on giving to Tree Demon Bro? And she even opened a second bag right in front of him?
“Hehe… heh… Actually, this is pretty tasty too.” Mi Wan handed over the snack to Fan Chen. She really didn’t mean to. She had opened it subconsciously, honestly.
“I don’t eat these things. You can eat them.” It might have something to do with his original form as a tree, but Fan Chen has an instinctual dislike for the packaging on these snacks. These things were far too difficult to break down in the natural environment.
“If you don’t like them, then I’ll give you a few eggs later instead. But this chicken spirit’s demonic level isn’t high so I’m not confident of the quality of her eggs.” While talking about the chicken spirit, Mi Wan recalled the demonic poison in its body. She had not seen many demons since her rebirth, but more than half of them were tainted with demonic poison. It included the sparrow spirit, the chicken spirit, and even that stray dog from before. Each was more serious than the other.
“Why is there so much demonic poison inside the demons of this age?” Mi Wan asked, curious.
“Because… the demonic race is degenerating.” At some point, Fan Chen had poured himself a cup of tea and was slowly sipping it.
“Degenerating?” Mi Wan felt like she had heard of the term before. Searching through her memories, she recalled that it was the sparrow spirit who said it. When the sparrow spirit was drunk out of his tail feathers, he had mentioned that he might degenerate into an ordinary sparrow that only knew how to peck at corn in the fields.
“Not just the demon race, demon hunters are degenerating too. The ceasefire between humans and demons, the establishment of the Demon Hunter Association, are all related to this phenomena,” Fan Chen explained.
“How did it turn out like this?” Mi Wan inquired.
“Soon… you will understand.” There were many things that required one to see in order to believe.
In the end, Fan Chen never accepted the tableful of snacks and it was all carried away by Mi Wan in her bag.
Fan Chen never said it out loud but Mi Wan could tell that he actually hated these snacks and once she was made aware of it, she stopped bringing up the idea of giving him food.
But how could he not like these delicious things? Was it because Tree Demon Bro is fundamentally a tree, and can only absorb rain and sunshine?
He’s living like a sage.
The next day, the sparrow spirit arrived punctually with a basket of eggs in front of the convenience store. When Mi Wan saw the eggs, she discovered that the nutrition levels were lower than she hoped but they could still provide some benefits when concocted into medicine.
For the next few days, Mi Wan conscientiously stayed put, focusing all her time cultivating medicine at home. If it were an ordinary wound, boiling the egg and then eating it would achieve pretty good results. However, Tree Demon Bro’s injury was too severe. She would need to use a special method to extract the essence from these eggs, and then adjust the ratio of the essence accordingly so that it would be absorbed into the medicinal herbs and enhance the healing effectivity.
It took three whole days before Mi Wan finished cultivating the medicine. She found a thermos mug to contain the brew and then hopped over the wall to deliver it.
While she was delivering the medicine, Mi Wan once again verified that Tree Demon Bro did not enjoy snacks, because compared to the milk tea, he showed more preference towards the medicine in the thermos mug. When he received the medicine, he came up with a rare request, “In the future, just use this to hold the medicine, don’t buy anymore milk tea. I’ll return the cup once I’m done.”
Early next morning, in her half-asleep state, Mi Wan groggily felt a tinge of demonic energy outside her window. Curious, she went over to open the window and found a familiar thermos mug sitting on the ledge. Beside the thermos mug was a tender green vine and on it, bloomed a faint lavender flower. It gave off a light buzz of demonic energy as if it were announcing its presence.
Picking up the thermos mug, Mi Wan smiled at the single, small purple flower.
He sent her flowers?
The author has something to say:
Mi Wan: This is my first time getting flowers.
Fan Chen: Oooh~~~
Years later, Fan Chen still refused to admit that when he released that bit of demonic energy back then, it was to remind Mi Wan that he had returned the thermos mug.
—Chapter 28: Send Flowers, Part 2—
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