1017 Xiao Mo’s Challenge
It was the first day since Lin Huang went into closed-door cultivation 45 days ago.
Xiao Mo was reading the Unrivalled Combat God in his head. The method was a completely new cultivation system. After flipping through it roughly, he realized it should be an ancient cultivation method. According to Lin Huang, this method should allow him to cultivate all the way to virtual god-level.
With excitement and anxiety thrumming in him, he began the level-1 of the Unrivalled Combat God's cultivation.
This method was special whereby the first three levels were about integrating the power into his body, strengthening his flesh, organs, and bones to its maximum capacity for a human. On level-4, the method would begin using the sea of power to break through his body limit. If that was successful, it would mean that he would get to holy fire-level and become transcendent.
Xiao Mo cultivated level-1 of the Unrivalled Combat God following the Life Power in his body. It was much more successful than he imagined. Under normal circumstances, not many people could complete the level-1 full rotation in the first cultivation. However, he spent less than three hours completing one full rotation.
It was just a trickle in the beginning and it accumulated into an energy stream when the first rotation was done. A complete circle was formed. Just like that, he built the foundation of the level-1 energy like a piece of cake. Even he found it a little unbelievable.
After he completed level-1's cultivation, Xiao Mo did not begin level-2 just yet. Instead, he proceeded to rotate level-1, adding more energy from his Life Wheel into this new energy circle.
The stream was growing while the speed of the flow was accelerating. Xiao Mo was performing the rotation with his energy over and over again at an accelerating speed.
The next morning, he shortened the rotation time to within a minute. The initial energy flow was so powerful that it was now a massive surging river.
"I'm pretty much done with the level-1 cultivation for now." Xiao Mo pulled his senses out of his body and realized that it was the next morning now.
Bloody's voice came loud and clear at the moment. "It's almost seven now. Although Master said you can pick any time within 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to complete your mission of interacting with people for an hour, I personally suggest you go there after breakfast."
"Would there be any difference if I go at a different time?" Xiao Mo asked rather confusedly.
"Morning is usually the new beginning of a day. After a good night's sleep, people have the best energy in the morning and they're happiest in the morning too. Therefore, that's the time most people are friendliest to others," Bloody explained while smiling.
Xiao Mo thought to himself and realized he did have the best mood after getting out of bed in the morning. "It seems like it."
"Go wash up now. We'll take a walk in the park after breakfast. After strolling for an hour, you'll return to cultivate with an ease of mind."
Although Xiao Mo was unwilling to go to the park, he nodded anyway. He got up and washed up in the bathroom. It was almost 7 a.m. when he was done.
He then went out with Bloody and the Ninetails Lynx.
Bloody transformed itself into a little cat and sat on Xiao Mo's shoulder just like the Ninetails Lynx always did. Meanwhile, the Ninetails Lynx walked on its own, refusing to interact with anyone else except Lin Huang.
Xiao Mo had no idea what to eat, so he went to the fried bun store Lin Huang brought him to yesterday. It turned out there was already a queue there. Just when he was going to leave after seeing the fully seated tables and the crowd at the queue, the lady boss saw him and called out to him, "Young sir, you're here!"
Xiao Mo stood where he was feeling awkward, but he nodded at the lady boss.
"You're not late today. There are only two people queuing before you," the lady boss updated while smiling. "Just give me a moment. It'll be your turn very soon."
Xiao Mo nodded, feeling helpless, and he queued behind a man and a woman.
Soon, it was his turn. He ordered two servings of fried dumplings for himself and two servings of fried buns and fried dumplings for Bloody and the Ninetails Lynx.
However, he realized there was no vacant seat when he turned around after he placed his order. He stood where he was, clueless about what to do.
At that moment, Bloody hopped off his shoulder and jumped onto a seat that had just been vacated.
However, there was a girl sitting at the table.
Xiao Mo had never shared a table with any strangers before. He was stunned to see what Bloody did. Bloody's voice came to his ears at that moment. "Sit here. We can only share tables now. There'll be more people later if you don't take this seat now. It's still early now, so we can leave as soon as we're done eating."
Xiao Mo walked to the seat Bloody reserved without having a choice.
Meanwhile, the Ninetails Lynx hopped onto the bench and glanced at the girl across it. It did not go to the table.
The girl, who was eating a fried bun, asked in excitement when she saw Xiao Mo with two cats sitting across her, "Such beautiful cats! Are they yours?"
Xiao Mo felt troubled when the girl talked to him. He wanted to prevent such a situation, which was the reason why he was unwilling to share the table with a stranger.
Just when he was going to ignore the girl's question, Bloody's voice came to his ears again. "Don't reject interaction. I'll teach you if you really don't know what to say. I'll say it and you'll repeat after me."
Xiao Mo looked at Bloody and nodded lightly.
He spoke a moment later, "No, they aren't mine. They belong to my friend."
"Oh, really? Can I touch them?" The girl asked in excitement.
Xiao Mo looked at Bloody before answering, "You can touch the one on the table. The one on the bench bites."
The girl began caressing Bloody after getting his permission. Bloody went along with it while squatting on the table, not dodging at all. It considered sacrificing itself to solve Xiao Mo's communication problem.
Soon, the lady boss came with a few plates of fried dumplings and buns.
"Isn't the young sir joining you today?"
Xiao Mo peeped at Bloody again and answered, "He's been busy recently."
"Oh, enjoy your meal then." The lady boss nodded while smiling. She then turned around to go on with her work.
Seeing the lady boss serve six plates of fried buns and dumplings, the girl across looked surprised. "Can you eat so much?"
"The both of them will help," Xiao Mo answered.
While the girl across was still in surprise, Bloody and the Ninetails Lynx soon finished a whole serving. They were no slower than Xiao Mo.
The girl across was shocked when she watched the two cats finishing two plates of fried buns and dumplings on their own. "These two cats have such big appetites!"
There was a long queue at the breakfast store when they were about to leave. Xiao Mo paid the bill quickly and walked to the park.
Fortunately, to his relief, there were lesser people at the park. Soon, he was surrounded by a bunch of students who were on their way to school. They were obviously attracted to the two cats.
Before the students came around, the Ninetails Lynx took a step out and disappeared. It was tens of meters away when it appeared again.
"Brother, this cat is so cute. Is this yours?"
"Brother, may I touch it?"
Xiao Mo had no idea what to do at the moment. He glanced at Bloody immediately, hoping to get help. However, Bloody's voice came to his ears. "This is the park. You'll have to depend on yourself from now on. I can only give you one advice — don't reject interaction."
His face turned gloomy but he did not choose to run away in the end. Instead, he answered in a shy manner, "Y-You can touch it. It's my friend's cat."
Xiao Mo let out a long sigh of relief after he watched the little kids leaving happily. However, he suddenly realized that interacting with strangers was not as difficult as he imagined.
"You've completed the mission of speaking to three people today. All you have to do now is to stay here for an hour," Bloody reminded out of the blue.
Xiao Mo's face turned morose again.