Chapter 160 The Two Little Fellows’ Conversation Under the Moon
Wan’er saw that He Xiangjiang was crying again and slapped his head impatiently.
The young Taoist priest hurriedly stopped crying Wan’er said in disdain.
“Why are you always crying?”
“Don’t you feel tired?”
The young Taoist priest sobbed as he said. “How would I know? The atmosphere has already built up. I feel that if I don’t cry, I’ll be letting myself down.”
Wan’er was amused by He Xiangjiang’s words.
“Hahaha, you may be a little silly, but you’re quite interesting.”
He Xiangjiang did not understand what the little girl sitting next to him was laughing about.
So he asked.
“You left home too. Don’t you miss your
Wan’er’s laughter suddenly stopped.
“My daddy left with us. As for my mommy…”
“I haven’t seen her since my sister was born.”
“I don’t even remember what she looked like.”
He Xiangjiang asked softly. “Then, why don’t you cry too?” “To build up the atmosphere?”
He was being slapped again. “Are you out of your mind?”
“Are you not feeling sad anymore?”
Wan’er asked angrily.
The young Taoist priest was a little stunned, then he thought about it carefully.
“I was sad when I looked at the moon just now, but I feel better after talking to you.”
Wan’er stared at the young Taoist priest in front of her.
“Then you are pretty strange.”
He Xiangjiang said disapprovingly.
“Really? I feel strange too.”
The young Taoist priest often wondered if there was something wrong with him.
He left his home which was so far away, just to follow the old Taoist priest to a Taoist temple that he had never heard of.
The old Taoist priest had said that there would be a way to cure his mother’s illness in that Taoist temple.
At that time, he had agreed without thinking.
The young Taoist priest tilted his head and asked.
“Hey, by the way, what’s your name?”
“I was afraid of you last time, so I didn’t ask in detail.”
Wan’er held the roof with both hands and leaned back slightly, looking at the moon.
“My name is Jiang Wan. Jiang stands for the river, and Wan stands for gentle. You can call me Wan’er.”
The young Taoist priest’s eyes lit up. “Your name sounds really nice.”
Wan’er complimented him.
“Yours is not bad either, He Xiangjiang. It’s easy to write since it only has a few strokes.”
“Every time I use a pen to write my name, my hand would shake uncontrollably when I write the word ‘Wan’.”
“It’s always crooked when I write it.”
He Xiangjiang asked doubtfully.
“Do you not like writing?”
Wan’er shook her head.
“I don’t. I don’t like studying either. Otherwise, why do you think I ran into you at school that day?”
“I was just looking for an excuse not to listen to the teacher’s nagging in school.”
He Xiangjiang also turned his head to look at the moon.
“Then you really don’t know what’s good for you. I’ve wanted to study since I was young, but my family was poor, so I couldn’t even attend the academy.”
“The words I can read now are all taught by my master.”
As expected, there was a slap.
The young Taoist priest received another slap on the head.
The little girl said angrily.
“Who do you mean by don’t know what’s good for you!”
The young Taoist priest quickly admitted his mistake to avoid the next few slaps.
He Xiangjiang suddenly asked Wan’er.
“Wan’er, what business does your family do? They must make a lot of money.”
The young Taoist priest could not help but ask curiously when he thought of how valuable the stone Wan’er threw to him was.
“I don’t know. My father didn’t tell me. I don’t know either.”
“What about you? You kept mentioning your parents just now. What do your parents do?”
He Xiangjiang scratched his head.
“My family lives by the river. My father usually fishes for a living.”
“That’s how I got my name. My parents hope that I can go to a wider place in the future. Just like how the river flows into a bigger river, and the big river flows into the sea.”
After saying that, the young Taoist priest’s ears turned red. He was afraid that Wan’er would look down on him.
However, the little girl did not look down on the young Taoist priest because of that.
Wan’er raised her head and looked at the stars in the sky.
“Your dream is being realized now. You’ve left your hometown. Isn’t it like the river flowing into a bigger river?”
The young Taoist priest nodded and then shook his head.
“But I don’t want to leave my parents at all.”
Wan’er was puzzled and turned her head to ask.
“Then why do you have to leave home?”
He Xiangjiang’s eyes were gloomy as he said sadly.
“That day, my mother was already terminally ill, and all the money in the house had been used to treat my mother’s illness. After taking the last dose of medicine, there was no money in the house to buy more medicine
“Then a person came to my house and told me that if I acknowledge him as my master and followed him to a Taoist temple, he will leave a sum of money for my family.”
“He paid for my mother’s treatment. He also told me that the Taoist temple he was taking me to might have a way to treat my mother.”
“After that, I followed that person and called him master…”
He Xiangjiang only told her what he knew. What he did not know was that after he followed his master out of the village.
His master quietly returned.
It was unknown what method he used, but He Xiangjiang’s mother’s illness had mostly healed overnight.
She could get out of bed and walk the next
The young Taoist priest didn’t know that the path his master had taken him on was the best choice he had made in his life.
Wan’er turned her head to look at He Xiangjiang.
“I didn’t expect you to be so responsible even though you’re always crying.”
He Xiangjiang grinned.
“Thank you for the compliment.”
“Thank you for talking to me tonight.”
Wan’er waved her hand.
After a long silence, Wan’er called He Xiangjiang.
“Young Taoist priest.”
He Xiangjiang replied.
Wan’er looked at the stars in the sky and said.
The young Taoist priest was a little puzzled, so he asked.
The little girl blinked her eyes and said in a clear voice.
“I dirtied your clothes when we met for the first time. Then, I stained your sleeves with blood the second time we met.”
He Xiangjiang said indifferently.
“It’s okay, I’ll wash them again.”
Then the two sat next to each other.
He Xiangjiang also imitated Wan’er and supported himself with his hands.
He looked up at the stars.
In the sky of Longyan Town.
Jiang Ping was staring at a roof.
On the roof, two little fellows were talking about their worries.
Just now, when Wan’er was about to go out, Jiang Ping sensed that someone was spying on his inn with spiritual energy.
Jiang Ping was afraid that a cultivator was plotting something.
So, he walked through the door and bumped into Wan’er sneaking out.
Then he secretly followed the little girl in the sky, and that’s when he saw this scene.
It seemed that the prying just now wasn’t malicious, but he was too sensitive.
Looking at the backs of the two little fellows.
Jiang Ping sighed in his heart.
Many years later, if the two little fellows remembered the conversation on the roof tonight.
They will feel it deeply.
Then he shook his head and realized.
It feels like this little guy was trying to kidnap his daughter!