The younger girl that was 13 years old was the first to bellow in awe:
"A flying rug? That's so cool!"
The immortal smiled proudly as he patted his rug once more. It was both long enough and wide enough to handle all of the new youths that he had selected for the sect's tests.
Bai Feng would lie if he said he wasn't impressed with the flying rug. He actually had the impulse of jumping on it and making it go high in the skies, he wasn't sure why, but he just felt like doing it.
Even the serious and level-headed Mu An had this kind of impulse as her expression resembled her brother's.
The immortal looked down at the table, which still held all of the items that the villagers returned.
He patted the rug two times before the items on the table started to levitate towards it.
Then the items slowly landed on the rug and entered it, disappearing thoroughly!
It was as if they were never there!
Every villager made 'ooh' and ah's sounds as they looked at what was happening.
"Well, now that I'm ready, we can leave."
Everyone got up on the rug, the 3 young men, the young girl. That was around 13 years old, and Mu An.
Finally, it was Bai Feng's turn to get on the rug. And it was quite hard for him as he wasn't that tall.
Even though Mu An was also in the same situation as him beforehand, she was a little bit lighter than him, so in the end, She got up on the rug.
However, Bai Feng was having trouble, and no one really wanted to help him. His sister tried, but he was too heavy for her.
Xiao Chun was sneering inside as he looked at Bai Feng's fat body and thought for himself:
"That's what you get for beating me up, you fatty!"
It seemed the beating Bai Feng gave him still rung in his head quite hard, that or he was a man who held a grudge.
The immortal was quite amused as he looked at Bai Feng's attempt to lift his body onto the rug, which was hovering above the ground at 1,5 meters.
He slowly made the rug get a little bit closer to the ground making Bai Feng smile at him and nod, only for the rug to quickly get back to its initial height making Bai Feng lose his balance and fall on his butt.
The villagers laughed out loud as they watched Bai Feng make a fool out of himself. Everyone was laughing, even the old immortal, just not visibly.
However, Bai Feng didn't get angered or anything like that. He just continued to try and get on the rug normally.
These types of things always happened around him.
Ever since he was a little child...
A little Bai Feng was trotting in the courtyard while his sister was playing some meters away from him under the tree he usually slept.
He was rotund as a ball as he made his way proudly around the courtyard. He was left alone with his sister as his parents were usually working around this time.
Coincidentally he liked to run around naked when he was left alone. His sister usually didn't mind as she played alone under the tree's shade, leaving him to do whatever he wanted.
But this time around, something went wrong...
One of the bigger chickens who were being kept behind the house made its way to the front porch and saw little Bai Feng running around.
Normally such a situation wasn't foreign to little Bai Feng, he liked to hang out with the chickens, and he petted them and fed them with his parents from time to time.
But every time that happened, he was clothed. He had never been naked in front of a chicken.
Chickens weren't smart beings. If they saw something moving and with a long shape, they would think it was an earthworm.
Unfortunately for our little Bai Feng, his little earthworm was flapping around rather quickly as he ran in the courtyard, from place to place.
The chicken couldn't help itself. The earthworm that was fluttering in the wind was just too tantalizing for its small brain.
With a mighty 'cukoo' sound, it attacked little Bai Feng's little brother with a fury of one thousand suns.
At first, Bai Feng thought the chicken was playing with him... until it attacked his most important body part with its sharp beak, ready to cut it off and enjoy it with a side dish of grains.
If his sister didn't realize what was happening fast enough, Bai Feng would have become a eunuch at a fragile age.
Usually, children told their parents everything that happened to them, and in this situation, it wasn't anything different.
Bai Feng and his sister shared the tale of the hungry chicken with their parents, who found the story so funny that they told it to half the village, and that half of the village found the story so hilarious that they told it to the other half.
In the end, the whole village learned about everything that happened overnight.
Every time Bai Feng would follow his parents around to buy things, people would point at him and whisper to each other about the event just loud enough that the young boy would hear.
It wasn't a nice experience, to say the least.
This lasted until there was something more embarrassing that happened to one of the children in the village. And unluckily for Bai Feng, he ended up waiting for 3 years before that happened!
He felt so bad that he didn't leave the courtyard as he sulked around and glared at the chickens in the coop.
He thought that it was their fault that people were making fun of him. Thus, every time his mother cooked them, he would eat them in huge amounts to get revenge on them.
He looked just like a starving ghost as he inhaled chicken drumsticks and spat out their bones. Originally he was fat, by only a little above average, but after he started the chicken diet, he started to balloon up.
His anger made him eat so much fried chicken that it became a habit.
Chicken for breakfast, launch, and dinner. He ate so much that his originally pudgy body became so big that his sister had to roll him around the courtyard for him to take walks.
Normally just like all children, he only had his kid fat on him which made him look pudgy but cute.
However, after he became enraged at the chicken, he transformed into a ball that could only roll around with the help of others.
Things got really bad as his parents tried to stop him from eating, which resulted in Bai Feng throwing tantrums.
However, as time passed, he started to slim down, becoming a regular fatty. But that only happened after his parents passed away.
After his parents passed away, he started to get bored of chicken, which leads him to start snooping around the village to steal food.
While he could have traded some chicken for food in this instance, he still held a grudge against the villagers because they all laughed at him and embarrassed him. This was his way to get back at them.
He became notorious extremely quickly as food disappeared.
A pie left cooling on a windowsill? Bai Feng grabbed it at the right time and stuffed it in his mouth.
Did someone go to get the condiments for the barbecue? Well, there was no more barbecue now.
Potatoes ready for harvest... sweet corn and even carrots.
Everything that he saw, he took, roasted, and ate with the help of his sister, but as time passed, she didn't help him anymore due to the criticism and the pointed fingers towards their 2-man family.
She started to gather other foods through trading or work.
The laughter of the villagers took Bai Feng back to that time, but he ignored those memories as he exerted all of his strength. Making veins appear around his neck, his heavy build trembled, as did the rug.
This made the old- man's eyes narrowed as he took another glance at Bai Feng while he thought:
"This child is that heavy? He looks like the average fatty, but there is something strange about him..."
"Did he get this heavy from eating the chickens evolved by the box?"
It was strange, considering the people of his sect had been eating this chicken for thousands of years, and they never became like this.
"It seems he is a person of interest... but it doesn't matter that much for our type of sect."
The rug started. To slowly lift into the sky. Wobbling along due to the heavy-weight it supported.
The villagers were happy and sad as they looked at their children, leaving with the immortal.
They were happy that their children got a chance to achieve immortality and cultivate, but they were sad they had to let them go with high chances that they might never see them again.
But the children never thought about their parents as they looked down from the rug towards the ground.
They had already lifted high into the skies, the fluffy clouds being around them, even though some of them were young adults, at heart, they were still children.
Mu An would have almost giggled as she put her hands through the clouds around them, feeling the water droplets from the clouds touching her hand softly.
Bai Feng liked this sensation as he laid on his back and looked towards the clear sky above him. There were no clouds, just the big blue sky. And the sun baking them with its infinite heat.
Everyone started to sweat as the old- man controlled the rug to fly a little bit lower into the cloudy areas so they could cool down.
Everyone felt better, but they felt a little bit stifled as no one talked, so Mu An decided to start a conversation:
"So, Lord immortal, might you share your great name with us?"
The old- man didn't even look back as he controlled the rug to fly and said:
"My name is Ming Du, but it doesn't matter if you know it. Who's sure of you that you will be accepted into the sect?"
The others finally stopped daydreaming as they realized that the sect had actual criteria that they needed to fill to be accepted.
Xiao Chun was the first one. To ask about the tests they had to go through. Thinking that he had gotten close to the old- man.
"Master, what are we supposed to do to finish our trials? Maybe you could give us a hint or two?"
Ming Du laughed while he controlled the rug to remain at the right altitude before he said:
"Give you hints? Sure, why not? Here's a hint, be lucky!"
This type of answer stumped everyone, be lucky? What kind of tests needed them to be lucky?
Time slowly passed as they traveled, the speed of the rug seemed slow at first, but they realized they moved really quickly as they looked down at the ground, which was quickly moving below them.
They passed mountains and other villages along the way along with some picturesque images that marked every young person on the magical rug.
Day in and day night, the rug flew in the sky until it reached its destination...
The rug stopped above a certain mountain, high around the peak of it, snow was slowly raining down from the top of the clouds- and onto Bai Feng and the others as they looked around with wonder.It was a very magical scene, but this was just the start.As the clouds in front of them parted, a small paradise was revealed to them- at the top of the mountain.Small palaces were placed around 100 meters away from each other. At the top of every palace, there was a sign that showed what those palaces contained.There were both young and aged people walking around, taking in the natural sights, before looking at the palace signs and entering the chosen palace.The strange thing was that most of the people present wore different outfits with different insignias pinned at their chests. Some people wore matching outfits and insignias, but they were mostly walking in groups, and it looked like no one knew much about the other. It was like all of these people
Bai Feng watched as the door of the residence closed in his face, and Shredder's slave grabbed him again by the ponytail to take him to the kitchen of this place.Bai Feng felt this position was rather awkward as he used his sleazy ponytail to make it fall out of the slave's grasp.The slave was surprised at how greasy Bai Feng's hair was, then he looked at his hand and grimaced. Maybe it wasn't a good idea to touch Bai Feng at all.He wanted to clear his dirty hand somewhere, but there was nothing that could be used around, so he put his hand on the ground, trying to get rid of the greasy feeling with some dirt.Bai Feng found this situation to be familiar, so he waited for the man to finish.However, if he knew where the kitchen was and if he was also allowed there without the slave, he wouldn't have waited for him as he wasted a good time when he could have been stuffing his face.He couldn't wait for more as his stomach started to rumble
The situation was extremely awkward as the girl forgot what she had to say. She covered her face with her palms as she got as red as a boiling lobster and angrily shouted at Bai Feng:"Cover yourself, you damn animal!"Even though she said that with conviction. She couldn't help but peek between her fingers once at Bai Feng's lower body, Bai Feng became embarrassed, but he couldn't say anything underwater, and he was also running out of air, so he tried to swim up.The blue-haired girl was quite embarrassed by what happened, so she didn't stop him from swimming up, even though she did want to stop him as he polluted her river.Bai Feng swam up and took another gulp of air as he sighed and looked down at the water:"Why would she drag me down? Actually, why can she talk underwater?"Bai Feng was full of questions, but considering his location, he just took her as a water spirit of some sort that might have been offended by his act of taking a
Bai Feng could feel the familiar smell becoming more and more distinct in his senses. It was almost as if some of his memories were being replayed in front of him.The scene of his sister cooking chicken for him while he kept his thumb in his mouth while drooling like a dog.It was almost as if the fried chicken from before was being waved below his nose and tempting him to open his mouth and take a bite.Drool started to drip from Bai Feng's mouth as something strange started to happen in his body.Mo Pian's eyes widened as he glanced at Bai Feng's rotund body, which was currently shrinking.His senses told him that Bai Feng didn't absorb any Qi from anywhere nor that his strength was increasing, so why the hell was this happening?Mo Pian's taught technique was given to him by the sect elders. Everyone got the technique as long as they were deemed talented enough, but Mo Pian didn't research much into it.Bai Feng's current situatio
Mo Pian coughed and shook his head to clear it. He wasn't sure if they will continue to have enough ingredients around when Bai Feng would grasp his cooking techniques. He hoped the young would have some self-control as the kitchen would still have to sell food...Well occasionally...If Mo Pian thought about it more... he didn't really have any business as most people would either go to the casino or rarely come to get grub from his place, most of them would eat food brought by themselves to save money that they could gamble or use on the other entertainment facilities rather than buy food.Mo Pian sighed, then he waved towards Bai Feng, who was full of energy and ready to learn cooking from him.The duo returned to the kitchen, which was now more ventilated after Bai Feng's incident as Mo Pian left a small window open before he quickly rushed out with Bai Feng out of the room."Ok, we will start with the basics."Mo Pian took the pan from
Bai Feng's eyes were attracted towards Chen Lingxi's. The yellow color and the slits that made her look like a cat made him forget his previous fear of her for a few seconds. She looked quite exotic for Bai Feng, who had never seen such a woman before.Her slightly tanned skin and her golden eyes- along with her red hair made her look like a cat that tail was swinging from side to side, ready to attack.Her eyes narrowed as she saw Bai Feng's stunned expression, and she laughed while putting her hand over her mouth and also leaning her head slightly to the back:"Ohoo? Did I just smite this little waiter?"Her anger diminished by a bit as she gloated inside. Naturally, as a vain person, she liked to be praised by others. Knowingly or unknowingly."Seeing that you have good taste, I might just give you a pass for this one. Now get over here and tell us your specialties."Bai Feng broke from his stunned state and got a little bit closer to the
Mo Pian sighed as he waved his hand and told Bai Feng:"Let's get out of here. I will explain to you a little bit about this person so you will be able to avoid her in the future... she is quite the pain in the sides for most normal disciples and hires of the sect.""You see, Chen Lingxi is the daughter of the second most influential loan shark in the sect, just a little bit below Shredder, his name is Zoro Makioto, and his capital is increasing every day as he gives better rates than Shredder at the moment... or atleast that's what the latest news I heard said.""Anyways, I'm not sure why she was interested you. But you have to keep yourself away from her. She isn't a good person by a good stretch, as she had been pampered since she was little, and because of that she is very bratty...""I think you saw by yourself how she acted because of our lack of ingredients... she mostly did that because you are a new face, and she wanted to make you suffer a bit.
The owl on Bai Feng's head spooked him quite a bit. He didn't think that his actions would lead to the owl fainting and falling on him. Fortunately, it didn't fall with its claws down, or he might have been injured.Bai Feng picked the owl from his head and inspected it. He would lie if he said he wasn't a bit mad at the bird in his hands for what it did to him. He wasn't even sure why it attacked him when he tried to pick up the dirty pears back then. And naturally, he wanted revenge.Bai Feng just finished his business. Then he glanced at the owl in his hands, he realized that he had nothing to wipe himself with, and the owl's brown feathers gave him an idea for some impromptu toilet paper. He knew that it was childish to do this. After all, it was only an animal, but for what reason did the owl decide to attack him anyway? It deserved this!After Bai Feng finished cleaning himself, he left the owl under the shade of the tree. It was a little bit browner than