The Protective Overbearing Demon - Chapter 17
After this sincere promise from Zhuo Feng, the little white fox became closer to him. Knowing that someone would put her first, even willing to give up taking a wife and having children, she felt warm all over, like soaking in a hot spring. The little white fox immediately decided to be better to Zhuo Feng and satisfy all his wishes, so that no matter how many years pass by, they could live together in the future. At least, they will put their hearts into it and hopefully won’t have too many regrets when they part from each other one day.
Thus, Zhuo Feng found that the little white fox didn’t go out very much after that, and became a lot more clingy. She liked to stay in his arms like a furry little hand warmer. Over time, he got used to reading books while smoothing the fur of the white fox, and he felt incomplete without holding the little hairball for a while.
However, after Fu Xueqing found out that Zhuo Feng really paid the medical expenses through the Headmaster, she decided that he was a man with a hard mouth and a soft heart. Especially now, since people in the orphanage don’t dare to bully Zhuo Feng anymore, Fu Xueqing sat near Zhuo Feng to eat every day, so that those who bully her won’t steal her food, much to Zhuo Feng’s annoyance.
Finally, when it was time for winter vacation, Zhuo Feng drew a perfect ending for this semester by earning the first place in the city entrance examination. He also finally turned 18 years old and could move out of the orphanage to rent a house and stand on his own!
Knowing that it was not easy for him, the Headmaster advised, “Zhuo Feng, this is the most important period of senior high school. You are still half a year away from the college entrance examination, and you can live here and directly go to the university dormitory after the college entrance examination. Your money is hard-earned, you don’t have much savings, but you still refuse to accept financial aid. You should save more for the university.”
Zhuo Feng flashed a warm current in his heart and smiled, “Headmaster, I have a regular job in a pet shop now, and I have been taking part-time jobs as a tutor during the holidays. Furthermore, there are scholarships for every exam and competition in school, so I am no longer financially unstable. You can rest assured that I have a plan for the future, and I am not acting on impulse. Moreover, Fu Xueqing is also in the orphanage, which is still quite problematic for me. I don’t want to be involved with her and Zhuo Yichen anymore.”
The Headmaster asked him carefully, and confirmed that he really had the ability to live alone before giving a long sigh. “Well, then, I’ll go through the formalities for you. You are a good boy. Remember to come to me when you encounter any difficulties in the future. Don’t carry it alone.”
“I will. Thank you, Headmaster.” Zhuo Feng gratefully thanked the Headmaster, packed up and moved out after completing the formalities quickly.
His things were quite pitiful. Apart from a large bundle of books, he had only a few clothes and toiletries which could be carried away in just a small bag. He had already found a place in advance, which was between the school and the pet shop. It was convenient to get anywhere. It was a bungalow with more than 70 square meters and two bedrooms. Although it is a little old, it was very clean. The rent for half a year was only 2,500 yuan, which was quite cheap.
The little white fox looked around the house inside and out, feeling both fresh and warm. This was her and Zhuo Feng’s home! Maybe they will move homes many times in the future, and there would be many houses they will live together in, but this was different. This was their first home, and the first home since the death of their parents. Even though it was still not as comfortable as her cave, Zhuo Feng was with her now, and their future life will definitely be very joyful!
Zhuo Feng saw how happy she was and laughed along. He picked her up and pointed out, “Xiaobai, this is our bedroom, and next here is our study. There is also a kitchen, living room and utility room. I received a 500-yuan scholarship for this joint exam, so let’s get you some toys you like and put them in the living room for you to play with, okay? There are snacks, too, just on the coffee table, so you can help yourself to them whenever you want.”
The little white fox shook her head and barked twice, [I don’t want toys and snacks.] After that, she jumped to the desk and patted the exercise book on the desk with her little paws. [Save the scholarship money to buy the exercise book. Scholars study so hard, so they must get into a good university!]
Zhuo Feng walked over in surprise and picked up the exercise book incredulously, “Are you asking me not to buy toys and buy exercise books?”
The little white fox nodded and sat down, but Zhuo Feng was even more surprised. “You even know this? Isn’t it said that smart dogs are only equivalent to children’s IQ? Why do I get the feeling that you know so much? You are only 3 months old, right? By the way, why haven’t you been growing in the past two months? You’re still so small. Am I taking care of it wrong?”
Zhuo Feng’s attention suddenly focused on something wrong with the little white fox. He was worried and immediately ran to the pet shop with the little white fox in his arms.
“Boss, have you ever found that Xiaobai hasn’t been well? She was this big when I saw it. It’s been two months since, so why is she still this big? Is this normal?”
Now that Zhuo Feng mentioned it, Fang Linlin also noticed. Now, looking at the size of the little white fox, her heart also worried, “Yes, last month I just bought back the Chihuahua that was a month old but now all fully grown up. How come Xiaobai is still so little?”
Fang Linlin liked pets. It was still quite recent when she first opened her pet shop, and she was still in the learning stage for keeping pets, so she couldn’t give good advice. As soon as they discussed it, they took Xiaobai to the veterinary hospital for a general examination. Unexpectedly, when the veterinarian saw her, he said, “This is not a puppy. This is a little fox!”
“Ah? A little fox?”
Zhuo Feng and Fang Linlin were both stupefied. How could they have thought that she was no different from a Pomeranian?
After listening to the explanation of the veterinarians, both of them looked at the little white fox again, and finally found that her tail was long and fluffy, which was very different from that of a puppy. Moreover, although her eyes were round, as long as she narrowed her eyes, it was curved into a crescent shape, unlike a puppy when it narrowed its eyes. There are several other characteristics, all of which clearly show that this was a little fox, but both of them didn’t know much about it before, so they mistook her for a Pomeranian.
Seeing their reaction, the veterinarian smiled kindly. “After all, you are amateurs, so it’s not surprising that you’re mistaken. Such a cute little fox like her is quite rare. However, although she has a round head and round eyes now, her eyes will grow longer when she grows into an adult. Her mouth and nose will extend forward, and her tail will be fluffier, just like in this picture. Look.”
The veterinarian found a fox owner’s microblog to show them. The owner loved his fox very much, and posted photos of his fox from young till today on the Internet. His fox was also a rare breed that was round and cute as a baby. The bigger the fox grows, the greater the changes in physique. In the end, there was no trace of its physique when it was a puppy, and the whole picture now displayed a beautiful fox that could never be mistaken for a Pomeranian.
Zhuo Feng was even more surprised when he looked at the little white fox. He couldn’t imagine what she would look like when she grew up. Although she was beautiful, it really had nothing to do with cuteness, and it couldn’t be associated with the present little white fox. But little white fox was very excited when she saw the computer. Yes, she will become beautiful when she grows up! She will be more beautiful than this fox, as beautiful as her ancestors, and become the first beautiful fox in heaven and earth! It’s not a mere cute little Pomeranian!
She looked at Zhuo Feng and barked happily, [Look, scholar. I will look very good in the future! Do you like me more now?!]
Zhuo Feng, however, thought she was excited to see her own kind, and listened to her barking, and suddenly said, “No wonder Xiaobai never barked like a dog. It turns out that it’s a little fox’s cry. Does Xiaobai want to have company to play with? I just found out that foxes can be pets, but where can I find a fox this small…?”
The little white fox was stunned and hastily jumped into Zhuo Feng’s arms and shook her head at him. She doesn’t want any playmates. She doesn’t like to play with others at Qingqiu Mountain. Do we now have to coax a little fox who is not mentally evolved yet? Don’t, don’t, don’t!
Zhuo Feng was a little overwhelmed by this reaction, but at least he realized that she didn’t want to add another fox to his family, and he was relieved. He didn’t know why, just thinking that the little white fox would play with another little fox in the future made him a little uncomfortable, as if he had been abandoned. Fortunately, the little white fox didn’t think that way, but was still willing to be his only companion.
Although it dispelled the misunderstanding that the little white fox was a Pomeranian, there was still the problem that she didn’t grow. The veterinarians gave her a general examination, but the results showed she was very healthy and there was nothing wrong with her. After studying her for a while, the veterinarian couldn’t come up with a good explanation, but could only guess that she was a special breed, genetically limited to growing only this big. Although experience tells him that this was unlikely, he couldn’t find a better reason.
Zhuo Feng was relieved to know that the little white fox was healthy, and didn’t let the question of whether she could grow up bother him. After carefully asking the veterinarian how to feed foxes, Zhuo Feng and Fang Linlin left with the little white fox. As for the white fox, she was accustomed to not being able to grow. Demon foxes are different from ordinary foxes, and she was different from other foxes. She just grew slowly, and she needed cultivation to grow up. It was said that it took 6 tails before she could grow into an adult.
It was impossible to grow into an adult in this world, but she will soon have a second tail, so she would definitely be a little bigger then! When she came to thinking this way, she looked forward to it and decided to do more good things. Even if there were little wish points from doing good things that have nothing to do with Zhuo Feng, if she does more, sooner or later, she can save enough for that 12 points!
The little white fox began to work hard again. When Zhuo Feng was busy working, she prowled all over to look for people in need all over the city. She helped scavengers push carts, assisted lost children to find homes, gave a hand to firefighters extinguishing fires, or just helped police catch thieves…
She has been seen in every part of the city, but none of the cameras had her on record, and most of the good things she did were done through magic while she hid in the shadows. Some of these people prayed in an emergency, and that prayer turned into a wish, while others didn’t. The little white fox saved them as a virtue. Because they were all people in the virtual dreamland, which couldn’t be compared with readers’ wishes in the real world, the little white fox only received 2 pitiful wish points after a whole month’s busy work.
001 asked her with some confusion, [Isn’t this very troublesome and hard? In fact, as long as you complete the task well, you could get more wishes from guarding the subject, hero and heroine.]
The little white fox lay lazily on the windowsill to bask in the sun, looked up at the blue sky, and answered, [It’s very hard, but after doing this, I found that the satisfaction in my heart is much more important than the wish points. I have the ability, so why not help them? Many of them just took a little effort, didn’t they? Also, it makes me feel good. I can’t turn into a fox that only recognizes wish points. Being immortal doesn’t mean keeping an eye on the spiritual force and rushing to move forward. Fortunately, I discovered this as early as possible. Otherwise, when I am too obsessed without seeing everything around me, I would surely be demonized.]
001 was silent for a long time after hearing her words, and the little white fox asked strangely, [Why aren’t you talking?]
[I just didn’t expect you to say such mature, serious words, like a bowl of chicken soup for the soul. It just isn’t quite the same as you usually are.]
(TNote: Chicken soup for the soul = inspiring things/words/ stories.)
What did it mean? When did she become mature and serious?