Chapter 028 – That’s So Weird!
Translated by: BerrryBunz.
Edited by: Robin and Boost Turtle.
In a daze, Tang Tian faintly heard someone calling himself.
It seemed like a young girl, and strangely, this voice pulled him back from his stupor. He woke up gradually.
“Tang Tian… Tang Tian…:”
Tang Tian opened his eyes with a lot of effort. The harsh light from the sun made him squint his eyes subconsciously. It took him a while before he got used to it. He reopened his eyes again and a strange, unfamiliar face appeared right in front of his eyes.
Tang Tian asked muddleheaded. He struggled to sit up and looked around. Where was this strange and foreign place?
“Big brother! Big brother!”
A cheerful voice emerged from the bottom.
Tang Tian hung his head down and noticed a small hand trying to climb up. A middle aged lady then chased from behind: “Nan Nan, be careful, don’t fall down.”
Shua, a little head with a plait that was trying to reach upwards popped up, with a happy face: “Big brother! You’re finally awake!”
Tang Tian looked at the girl, and finally remembered: “Ah ah ah, You are the little brat that was getting chased that day….Oh, wait a minute, how did I end up here?”
Tang Tian rotated his head to look around, and asked: “Was it that big stupid cow that brought me here? What is this place? Where is that cow?”
“Big brother, the big stupid cow is below your butt!” The little girl happily replied.
Below my butt….
Tang Tian was stumped, lowered his head to look, and immediately jumped in surprise. “Ah ah ah, why is it below my butt? Eh, something’s wrong, why is it not moving? It seems like it is dead….”
Han Bing Ning was always watching Tang Tian in the dark, before today, her heart felt disdain, contempt and puzzlement. Disdain and contempt was towards Tang Tian, her puzzlement was towards Qian Hui.
Yet now, her impression of Tang Tian totally changed.
Bold but stupid? Stubborn? Godlike physique? Wild and crazy?
Suddenly, Han Bing Ning realised she found it hard to define this seemingly simple brat in front of her eyes.
Exactly what kind of person is he?
Nan Nan did not have any complicated thoughts, she raised her chubby hand and said: “It was killed by big bro!”
“Killed by me?” Tang Tian blankly pointed to himself, a face of disbelief.
I killed it?
How did I manage to kill this fierce and tough animal?
He tried his best to recall, but all he could remember, was the big stupid cow rushing back into the sea of bamboos with its life, and he used all his might to madly punch and beat, what happened after that, he could not remember.
How could it be claimed that he killed it?
Han Bing Ning watched Tang Tian attentively. Tang Tian’s blank expression was caught by her, all the more becoming highly mysterious. Is he faking or what? He really doesn’t know?
Han Bing Ning’s subconscious first reaction was to make this judgement.
It was an Ink Black Iron Rhino, a middle stage fourth level wild beast, comparing its strength to its peers, it was definitely a king level beast. If she were to fight it, she only had the confidence to contend with it for a short period of time, and to kill this kind of strong and vicious wild beast, required at least the strength of a late stage fourth level practitioner.
In the entire Star Wind City, the number of martial artists to have this type of powerful strength, could be counted with one’s fingers.
However, the Ink Black Iron Rhino’s body was definitely real in front of her, and even the bruises and scars on the body was obviously from Tang Tian’s assault. Tang Tian’s entire body was covered with wounds, they were all received from following the Ink Black Iron Rhino that was rushing through the sea of bamboos.
“When we found you, you were already like that.” Han Bing Ning said indifferently: “We have been protecting you for three days already.”
“Protected me for three days?” Tang Tian immediately reacted, and replied : “My gratitude, my gratitude, I am so grateful!”
Suddenly remembering suffering many injuries when he was on top of the stupid big cow, Tang Tian looked down only to find the wounds on his body had already formed scabs.
“Eh, how did the wounds on my body heal?” Tang Tian gasped in surprised.
Xiao Nan Nan raised her small palm: “It was the bamboo leaf queen bee’s adhesive! Xiao Nan Nan applied the bamboo leaf queen bee’s plaster on big brother, it is really useful!”
“Oh, young girl, you are very powerful!” Tang Tian moved his head to her, and exclaimed.
Xiao Nan Nan effortfully raised her chest, looking proudly: “Nan Nan is the most powerful!”
Tang Tian caressed Xiao Nan Nan’s head, he adored this kindhearted and adorable young lady. Xiao Nan Nan squinted her eyes, enjoying the cuddle.
“You have my deepest gratitude!” Nan Nan’s mother opened her mouth and said, looking very grateful: “Nan Nan is very playful, I did not expect her to cause such a big mess. If not for you, I dare not think of what would had happened!”
Tang Tian scratched his head and laughed at the same time: “Up till now I have not clearly figured out what happened!”
Tang Tian suddenly thought about something, pointed to the Ink Black Iron Rhino and asked: “What creature is this?”
“Ink Black Iron Rhino.” Han Bing Ning suddenly opened her mouth: “Middle stage fourth level wild beast, valiant and high power, ferocious personality, with extraordinary strength. It had already formed its spirit nucleus and is able to utilise True Power, you should have felt its might.”
“En, it was definitely fierce! I almost could not stand up!” Tang Tian still had lingering fears of it.
Han Bing Ning did not say a word, but once she heard him speak, she could not help but roll her eyes, as if it were another person, they would not be able to stand up at all.
Tang Tian jumped down from the rhino’s body, sized up his surroundings, and curiously asked: “Why does the Jaded Swamp Sea of Bamboos have such a huge monster? Wouldn’t it sink into the swamp?”
“Nope.” Han Bing Ning explained: “On its body is a plate of armor also called ink scales, and it is a very good water element fish scale, not only is it capable of living on the swamp, it can also thrive in big rivers.”
“Woah! That strong!” Tang Tian was amazed.
Xiao Nan Nan excitedly raised her hands again and shouted: “Big bro is even stronger!”
Tang Tian suddenly put his hand at his chin and submerged into deep thoughts. His expression was solemn, like he was considering a very important and grave question.
After a while, Tang Tian still did not move. Han Bing Ning could not hold back further, with her curious eyes: “What are you thinking about?”
Tang Tian heard her, raised his head, looked straight at Han Bing Ning and questioned her seriously: “It was really killed by me?”
“Correct.” Han Bing Ning nodded her head: “There were no other trace of anyone else on the scene.”
“Really?” Tang Tian’s gaze did not move, his expression was still serious and solemn.
Unless there was some ulterior motive somewhere?
Han Bing Ning heart skipped a beat, but persistently nodded her head: “You killed it.”
“Big brother killed it!” Little Nan Nan said loudly to prove her existence.
Tang Tian nodded his head heavily, his expression remained solemn: “Very well then.”
In the next moment, his solemn face disappeared and was beaming with a cheerful smile, showing both rows of his teeth.
“Where should we head to sell this? It can be sold for quite a lot!”
“We’re here.” Han Bing Ning said with her icy cold and expressionless voice.
“Huhuhu, we’re finally here! I’m so tired! If only housefly cow were here…” Tang Tian wiped away his sweat and muttered to himself.
Han Bing ning was already shocked by Tang Tian’s incredible body strength. She tried it on her own. The Ink Black Iron Rhino’s weight was more than nine hundred kilograms, it was as just like a mountain of meat.
Tang Tian actually dragged it and walked for more than ten miles, yet he was still energetic.
This guy must be a beast!
All the other experts appeared in Han Bing Ning’s head, with confident bodies. If Tang Tian was at the side with them, he would look like a bean sprout.
A bean sprout compared to a flower grown in a greenhouse. (TN: To describe one carefully grown and nurtured)!
Han Bing Ning sighed with regret. This was the first time she ever felt this way. Usually, the handsome young men who surrounded her were all talented, and spoke with grace. They knew of romance, and understood how to enjoy life. Everyone of them thought of themselves as men brimming with talent.
It was the first time Han Bing Ning encountered such a person, an entirely different kind of person.
Supposing that, all those people were flowers grown in a greenhouse, Tang Tian was like a wild weed, with just a bit of sunlight and fertiliser, it could constantly grow wildly, regardless of storms or tornadoes.
She suddenly had a thought, could it be that Qian Hui was moved by him?
A shopkeeper saw Han Bing Ning, immediately dropped what he was doing and ran over to her.
Han Bing Ning recovered her senses, and felt that what she just thought of was silly, the key point was that she still had not determined what kind of person Tang Tian was.
This person, was just too weird!
She calmed herself down and said indifferently: “He hunted down a Ink Black Iron Rhino and could not find a buyer, you can take a look, if you have use for it then just buy it.”
“Yes!” The shopkeeper did not dare ask much, and immediately rushed his waiter to go to the rear garden to look for the appraiser who gauges the price.
Very quickly, the appraiser lifted the door flap and came in, saw Han Bing Ning and greeted: “Miss.”
Han Bing Ning nodded her head: “Go and check it out, according to market value.”
“Yes!” the appraiser immediately nodded and replied.
The appraiser walked to the body of the Ink Black Iron Rhino, circled it and clicked his tongue in surprise: “I never expected that this would be a real Ink Black Iron Rhino. Brat, you are truly powerful, to be able to hunt this Ink Black Iron Rhino, takes some real skills!”
Tang Tian scratched his head and laughed a silly laugh: “I am also not sure how i managed to hunt it.”
The appraiser looked stunned, and said shortly after: “Too modest! You have no way to deceive these kind of things!”
Han Bing Ning controlled herself from rolling her eyes.
“Oh. It has a spirit nucleus, it should be middle stage fourth level.” The appraiser looked closely: “A fine grade, but sadly, it has suffered a lot of damage, every wound is a loss. Eh, it looks like Minute Collapsing Fist, but the splits of Minute Collapsing Fist should not be so smooth and regular. On top of that, Minute Collapsing Fist should not be able to break open the ink scales. This is weird, really weird!”
Han Bing Ning smiled with her eyes. Obviously, there was a problem. The reason why she was here was because she wanted to hear what the appraiser had to say about his findings.
After a while, the appraiser shook his head: “I can’t tell!”
Han Bing Ning took note of these characteristics so that she could ask the academy’s Principal.
“Young rascal, the Ink Black Iron Rhino’s most valuable part is the spirit nucleus that can be used to create Spirit Cards. However, I suggest you not to sell it. You can use it to nurture your Martial Spirit. The total number of the ink scales is six hundred and twenty one pieces, and it’s just enough to sew a water element scale armor. In addition, these horns are worth a lot too. The appraiser said as though he were counting pearls.
“Nurture the Martial Spirit?” Tang Tian asked in a daze.
“Haven’t you heard of that before?” Han Bing Ning asked unexpectedly.
Tang Tian shook his head: “No.”
Han Bing Ning turned to face the appraiser and said: “Let him keep the spirit nucleus. He’ll sell the others.”
The shopkeeper and the appraiser looked at each other secretly, keeping their gaze set on Tang Tian.
Tang Tian ran over to Han Bing Ning and asked passionately: “What’s nurturing the Martial Spirit all about? Young miss, tell me!”