(1) The Uncle and the Lice
03 (year) – 01 (month) – 05 (day) Tuesday
Weather: sunny and cloudless
Today, I woke up early in the morning, and my whole body ached . Of course, it’s not from competing with Ka Luona yesterday; it is most likely because of the after effects of magic depletion . This is my first time in over two years to use such a great amount of magic . However, I’ve profited from the disaster . I have realized that magic and physical strength are related; overusing magic will cause residual effects to appear on the body .
When I was giving Little Hairball more feed, I saw it twitching in the corner, continuously rubbing its body against the wall . I led it out and pushed aside its fur, only to discover that there were lice living on it .
There weren’t many lice, but they were real crafty . Small, white things were stealthily hidden in the silver fur . They were really hard to notice, but I am a man who can see through all disguises!
A parasite which cannot do its own work and must suck the blood of others, I must vanquish!
Afterwards, I called Elan to give Little Hairball a bath .
Little Hairball was quite unwilling, so I warned it that if it did not behave, its beautiful, silver fur would be shaved off .
I made a shaving hand gesture, and Little Hairball immediately shuddered . It probably had its own pride .
Choosing the lesser of two evils, it finally allowed Elan to use a brush to carefully wash its body clean .
“However, why would there be lice in the winter?”
Hearing my words, Little Hairball immediately withdrew its head .
I looked at it with a piercing gaze . It promptly moved away from my line of vision and attempted to whistle . (T/n: lol, whistling donkey)
I slowly pressed forward .
“Yes? Little Hairball? Is there something you’re hiding from me?”
I made my gaze as imposing as possible .
Finally, Little Hairball cried and ran to the corner, parting the hay on the ground . There was a lot of food inside . Some had already rotted, and there were actually white hairs mixed in . There’s no need to say who else knew about this .
Little Hairball’s eyes were tearing up as it begged for my forgiveness .
“Why would you want to hide food?”
I could not understand . At this time, Elan, at my side, tugged on my jacket .
“It’s probably because it knows that it’s always being naughty, so it’s scared that one day, it will be chased out by Brother He . ”
Elan’s tone of voice sounded lonely .
My heart suddenly ached .
“Relax . No matter whether it is you or Little Hairball, you are both members of this family . ”
I stroked Elan’s head . Little Hairball came over to pounce on me .
“But you definitely cannot hide things again . ”
(2) The Uncle and the Newspaper
. 3 (year) -01 (month)-07 (day) Thursday
Weather: Sunny and cloudless
Recently, I have felt someone tailing me .
I could find out clearly, but the stalking style makes it obvious that is no worth to guard against the opposite party . When I go near the house the presence disappears, so obviously the other is not Little Elan or Little Hairball .
Today’s newspaper reports on some interesting topics .
One of them is a list of the new recruits of the First Expedition Team . The fourth name is Nuode Baliao . That kid is really not simple . The First Expedition Team is the main force on the front lines and must constantly be tough to attack as a vanguard . But this is normal . Nuode had a kind of wolf-like expression, so he is probably suited very well to such work .
The only thing that worried me was the double-edged sword I gave to him . Although Nuode praise the sword as very good, it was not made according to Nuode’s body measurements . In the past, I had the confidence that I made swords that were the first under the heavens, but right now I can’t help but worry if that sword could withstand high level magic bombardment, if it could cut through magic armor . On the battlefield, weapons are half of life, and I gave Nuode an untrustworthy sword . This made me depressed .
These days I still made swords, every day making tens of failed goods .
Another piece of news was that the village’s Noble’s Purple Jade was auctioned at an exorbitant price . Yazi, the owner of the flower shop, had her photo printed in the paper . A beautiful woman fulfilling the standards of an adult woman, long black hair draped like a shawl, her eyes squinting in an expression happiness . Age was recorded as 25 years, just a little less than my age, but even I could not handle such a scary role . I could never guess what she was really thinking behind that smiling expression .
As someone who took care of that flower pot, I could have gotten a cut, but because on a certain night I secretly plucked its feathers to make a bow an arrow, my conscience was not at piece, so I rejected it . Goodbye, Noble’s Purple Jade! The days I took care of you were very happy!
Another piece of news that concerned me was bad news . Steel prices went up . Although I occasionally do some free service, I still am a businessman who must consider manufacturing costs . The fluctuation in steel prices was not big, but it was a bad omen . Have the munitions for suppressing the Devil Race increased? Anyway, my weapon prices also increased .
(3) The Uncle and the Cold Virus
Weather: Dark Clouds
This was really careless .
I didn’t think that when a person was in a long-term state of low magic stores, immunity would also lower . Yesterday night, when Elan went to my room to wake me, I saw her tearful look and discovered that my shirt was soaked through with sweat .
Shaking I climbed out of bed with a dizzy head . I could fall down at any time .
This was not simply the after effects of magic depletion . I suddenly realized that I had probably caught a cold .
As a result, today I hung up a closed signboard, wrapped in a quilt and shivering with cold .
Until now, since I had been reincarnated, I had not been sick even once .
Elan feverishly swept the room while looking after the boiling soup in the kitchen .
Although I said, “Leave the cooking up to me,” I was firmly rejected by Elan .
“Brother He, please rest well . I can do this small thing . ”
I lay down on the bed . From the corner of my eye, I saw Little Hairball push open the door a crack to secretly watch me . Below, were a few white strands of hair and green eyes . It was Ka Luona . Early in the morning, Yazi had brought Li Sanai to come see me, and not long after, the village head had come to express his sympathies .
This really let me rest well .
I closed my eyes and soon fell into deep slumber .
This time, I dreamt a bad dream . I call it a dream, but it’s more like a replay of a video .
Hanging from the ceiling of the company is a rope . In the air, a stiff body swayed . The background was blood-red and a stifling black .
Mocking and jeering, bewilderment and sorrow, the air was filled with all kinds of smells .
A freaky, repulsive face laughed maliciously before my eyes, then twisted and warped into a demon .
You bastards, can you not let go of me, even in this world?
Just as I bit the bullet, suddenly, for no reason, I calmed down .
Cold sweat disappeared without a trace, and the unrest in my heart also vanished like smoke .
I slowly opened my eyes to see Elan using a damp cloth to diligently rub the sweat off my face .
I sighed with relief . I didn’t know how long I slept, but the steaming soup was already delivered to me .
“Sorry, because Little Hairball wanted to watch Brother He, of my own accord, I let it……”
I turned to the side to look and saw the silver-haired donkey at my side wearing a sorrowful expression .
I rubbed its head, and it woke up . It licked my hand familiarly .
At last, three people drank nice and warm soup together .