I'm Actually a Cultivation Bigshot Novel - Chapter 167
Chapter 167: The Expert Is So Nice to Me
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The next day, countless traveling lights shot out from the Linxian Palace and arrived at the foot of a mountain.
Yao Mengji looked up and said, “You don’t have to follow me. Since it’s a farewell, I’ll go alone.”
“Teacher, we’ll wait for you here.” Qin Manyun bit her tongue and said with a hopeful tone, “I think the expert is kind. Perhaps he might be willing to save you if he sees that you’re sincere.”
“Hopefully.” Yao Mengji smiled and walked up the mountain.
He did not say things that would hurt Qin Manyun. The truth was that he knew clearly how difficult it would be to ask the expert for help. It was almost impossible. The expert was living as an ordinary man. Why would he make an exception for an insignificant person like him?
Furthermore, unless one was a Godly figure, a natural tribulation like this was impossible to avoid!
One step at a time, he stepped on the leaves as he walked up the mountain. The Autumn leaves fell to the ground just like Yao Mengji’s heart—dried up and lonely.
He lowered his head with watery eyes. He did not expect to be walking up the mountain in such a bad state.
Perhaps…this was his last time coming here.
His steps were heavier than usual, like an aged elderly. Every step came with deep and distant memories.
Usually, the journey ended quickly. However, it was unusually long today. After some time, the familiar sight of the four-part architecture finally appeared.
“Hopefully the expert will save me after all.”
Even though he knew it was impossible, Yao Mengji could not let go of that last hint of hope in him. Nobody wanted to die, especially him!
He walked forward, raised his hand, and knocked on the door.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Yao Mengji asked with his hoarse voice, “May I know if Mr. Li’s home?”
“The door’s open. Come in.” Li Nianfan’s voice came out from the inside.
Yap Mengji pushed the door open and went in. He said politely to Li Nianfan, “Mr. Li, sorry to disturb you today.”
“It’s you, Mr. Yao! Haven’t seen you in a while.” Li Nianfan looked up to see Yao Mengji. However, he frowned. After not seeing him for a while, how did this old man change so drastically?
In the past, even though he was old, his face still had a reddish glow with good vibes. He was a happy and glowing old man. Now, he looked more like an old man in his last stage.
Li Nianfan could not help asking, “Mr. Yao, you…”
“Sigh, long story.” Yao Mengji sighed. “Perhaps this is the last time I’m visiting you.”
Li Nianfan’s hand froze as he looked at Yao Mengji strangely. Looking at the change in his appearance, Li Nianfan understood right away what he meant.
He wanted to say things to comfort him but did not know where to start. It seemed that his illness was caused by his cultivation. Normally, cultivators could sense their own deaths quite accurately.
Yao Mengji could either fight for his life or give up entirely. Judging by his look, he seemed to have lost his willpower to fight, so the latter was more likely.
Was he not fine earlier on? Why so sudden?
Li Nianfan did not understand, thus, he did not know how to comfort him.
After a moment of silence, he said, “Mr. Yao, don’t be too upset. There might still be a chance, who knows?”
“I hope what you said will come true.” Yao Mengji forced a smile and asked with a curious tone, “Mr. Li, what’re you making?”
Li Nianfan said nonchalantly, “I’m trying to make a lightning rod, just a small toy.”
“Lightning rod? Yao Mengji jolted. He asked doubtfully, “Can it shield one from lightning?”
He looked blankly at the long metal rod in Li Nianfan’s hands. Perhaps the expert was making a very cool treasure?
However, no matter how hard he looked, he did not sense any Spiritual Qi coming from this item!
“I noticed that there’s too much thunder and lightning lately, that’s why I thought of making this.” Li Nianfan explained, “The tip of the lightning rod is pointy. When static electricity is induced, the tip of the conductor will accumulate the most charge. Therefore, the air between the lightning rod and the clouds can easily become a conductor, forming a path between the two. Since the lightning rod is grounded, it can prevent the house from getting struck by lightning.”
Yao Mengji looked confused. He really wanted to say, “Oh, I see,” but his lips parted without any words escaping them. Other than ‘preventing the house from getting struck by lightning’, he did not understand a word Li Nianfan said.
‘The words of an expert are indeed deep and mysterious. They must contain some secrets that I’m not meant to understand.’
Li Nianfan laughed and put the lightning rod aside. “Mr. Yao, don’t take it to heart, I was speaking nonsense. This is nothing worth mentioning, unlike your cultivation.”
“Please, have a seat. Xiao Bai, pour Mr. Li some tea.”
Instantly, Xiao Bai walked over with a glass of tea. It said politely, “Mr. Yao, please, have some tea.”
“Thanks.” Yao Mengji accepted the tea from Xiao Bai. In the past, he would have flushed red with excitement for this opportunity, but now he remained calm and unperturbed. An opportunity was nothing in the face of death. Perhaps this was the biggest revelation.
‘I’m a man facing impending death. What right do I have to waste this glass of good tea?’
Yao Mengji put down the glass and stood up. “Mr. Li, I’ll skip the tea. The reason I came this time is to bid you farewell. I should go now.”
“Mr. Yao, how could you say such a thing? Get back to your seat. You must drink this tea! You must stay for a meal, too!” Li Nianfan continued, “No matter what happens, your attitude isn’t right! Life is meant to be enjoyable, so why think so much? You must stay on! I won’t let you leave my house so easily!”
“Life’s meant to be enjoyable?” Yao Mengji’s eyes sparkled. He regained some energy after all.
He kept on mumbling this sentence to himself. An expert was indeed an expert. A casual statement from him could even reveal the philosophy of life. Being able to have cultivated to this stage was a true example!
Yao Mengji sat back in his seat. “What you said is inspiring. Thank you.”
Li Nianfan laughed. “That’s the right attitude! At least you’re still alive now. As long as you’re still alive, everything is possible.”
“You’re right. I’ll be shameless and stay on for a meal then!” Yao Mengji said with a slightly positive tone.
Li Nianfan said, “Your taste buds are in luck today. Xiao Bai, prepare a dish for Mr. Yao. Let’s make him fish head tofu soup!”
“Yes, my master.” Xiao Bai nodded.
Yao Mengji looked perplexed as he thought to himself, ‘I’m merely a nobody. Why would the expert treat me with such kindness?
‘Not only did he spend time comforting me, but he’s also even rewarding me with good food.
‘The expert’s so nice to me!’