MAIR – Chapter 144 – Obsession

The place where the path lead to was a platform protruding from the mountain wall. It was about three or four meters above the ground. There was no way to climb up there, and they didn’t know how he had got there.

Late autumn wind was blowing through the mountains, and chilly cold air blew on their necks. Ye Cang could not help sneezing and tightened his collar.

The three people who had a profound influence on the entertainment industry stood silently on the mountain road, listening to the sound effects of the game from the mobile phone.

Finally, the leader’s mobile phone sent a message “victory”. He just put the mobile phone back in his pocket and jumped down from the mountain.

In such a high place, he fell to the ground like a nimble cat lightly, without even changing his facial expression. At this moment, he appeared imposing.

When he stood in front of them, Shen Huai and the others could finally see his face clearly.

He was in his early twenties, his skin was white, his hair bound in a bun. His face was a little cold, and he looked aloof.

The Taoist hurriedly walked over. “Brother, there is something I need to trouble you with…”

Before he finished speaking, the Taoist priest glanced over the group of people and Shen Huai. He frowned slightly when he looked at Ye Cang. “A soul revived in a corpse?”

Shen Huai and Ye Cang were surprised. Who would have thought that he would be able to see Ye Cang’s identity at a single glance? Just with this skill alone, he was better than the old Taoist.

The Taoist looked at Ye Cang carefully from the top to the bottom. “Although it’s a corpse, it’s not affected by karma. That’s interesting…” he said, and walked towards Ye Cang.

The old Taoist quickly stopped him. “Elder Martial Brother, it’s not him…”

The Taoist stopped, and then turned his eyes to Shen Huai and Pei Ran. Finally his eyes fell on Pei Ran. After a long time of concentration, his icy face showed a bit of surprise.

Without saying a word, the Taoist priest suddenly reached out to hold Pei Ran’s wrist. This time, the old Taoist priest didn’t have time to stop him, but he was blocked by Pei Ran.

Although this body was not Pei Ran’s original body, it retained his habits, memories, and even the reflexes of his muscles.

Unexpectedly, the Taoist priest didn’t give up. He turned his hand and tried to grab Pei Ran directly, but Pei Ran took half a step back, while the other hand knocked on the Taoist priest’s wrist.

In just a few seconds, the two fought for several rounds.

The eyes of the Taoist were bright. “Good Kung Fu!”

As he said that, he no longer held back, but fought directly with Pei Ran.

Shen Huai, Ye Cang: “…”

The old Taoist priest jumped to his feet in a hurry. “Elder Martial Brother! Why are you fighting with him?” 

The Taoist priest continued fighting hard, not paying him any attention.

The Taoist priest’s martial arts were not bad, but Pei Ran was born in a family of martial artists. He had received the most orthodox training since childhood. Although he switched to making movies later, he didn’t stop working hard on his Kung Fu.

The speed of the two men’s fight was very fast. Pei Ran was slightly better than the Taoist. He seized the flaw of the Taoist, and kicked him directly, but did not use much strength. The Taoist took a few steps back to disperse the force of the kick.

His fighting skill was hearty, like a cat with enough to eat and drink. His eyes fell on Shen Huai with condescension. He hummed. “It is just Ying Yang Eyes, it’s not a big deal!”

Shen Huai: “…”

His mood was somewhat complicated. It was a rare experience for him to be ignored so thoroughly. However, the experience of his childhood, coupled with Pei Ran’s claim that it was difficult to seal Ying Yang Eyes, made him a little hesitant.

The old Taoist read his mood, clapped his hands and explained, “I forgot to tell you that my elder martial brother also has Yin Yang Eyes.”

This time, even Pei Ran looked at the Taoist with surprise.

The Taoist priest coughed softly. “They say Ying Yang Eyes are difficult to seal. It may not be easy for others to seal them by applying external force, but it’s a piece of cake for me.”

When he said so, both Shen Huai and Ye Cang breathed a sigh of relief. It seemed that they were lucky this time.

“But, although this matter is simple for me, it still has to match the time and date.” The Taoist priest frowned and said, “It’s not going to work today. Let me calculate for you later.”

This was not a big deal, as long as they could get rid of the Ying Yang Eyes.

After saying this, the Taoist turned his eyes back to Pei Ran. ”He’s not that strange, but you make me curious, reshaping the body with so much merit…”

Merit and virtue were not uncommon for spiritual practitioners, but it was the first time he saw merit so thick that it was breaking through the ways of heaven and was reshaped into a physical body.

The Taoist priest showed a shocked expression. He did not have as good eyesight as his elder martial brother. At that time, he hadn’t seen Pei Ran’s situation, so at the moment he couldn’t help looking at Pei Ran.

Pei Ran smiled. “The Taoist priest has good eyesight.”

The Taoist priest snorted. Although there was no change in his expression, his eyes were obviously full of self-esteem.

Pei Ran’s smile deepened. “If the Taoist priest wants to seal my friend’s Ying Yang Eyes, we are bound to live here for a while and there would be many opportunities to meet in the future. I also want to ask the Taoist priest for advice. However, the most urgent thing is to ask the Taoist priest to help with my friend’s affairs first, will you?”

After thinking about it, the Taoist thought it was reasonable, so he first led Shen Huai and Ye Cang into the house.

Pei Ran looked at their backs and said to the old Taoist with a smile, “This Taoist priest has a lot of skills.”

The Taoist priest was still immersed in Pei Ran’s physical reshaping and shocked by his merits. Hearing this, he subconsciously replied, “That is, my elder martial brother is called a spiritual genius that is born once in a century. My teacher said that he will achieve a lot in the future, and maybe even surpass him.”

When Pei Ran met Mingjing, he was also a young man about the same age as the Taoist priest. He was arrogant and liked fighting. He looked cold and hard to deal with. But if he heard a few good words, he would be like a meek cat that was petted. His face was still haughty, but he had quietly exposed his soft belly.

After Pei Ran came back to the world of living, he saw many strange things. It was hard to see something familiar, so it made him feel much better.

Seeing that Pei Ran remained silent, the Taoist priest forcibly complimented himself, “Although elder martial brother’s talent is high, he doesn’t like calculating, so I’m still good at divination.”

“Oh.” Pei Ran took a look at the closed door through which Shen Huai and the others had just walked in.

The old Taoist was slapped on the face on the spot. Rather embarrassed, choking his throat, he said, “This was just an accident. Others I give 100% accuracy.”

“Is that so?” Pei Ran smiled. “How about doing divination for me?”

The old Taoist: “…”

Don’t bully people like this!!!



The Taoist priest quickly calculated the time. It was five days later and Shen Huai would have to stay there for the time being.

This  wasn’t long, so Shen Huai asked Ye Cang to come back first. After all, he had nothing to do now, but Ye Cang still had work to deal with. If he really stayed here for such a long time, he was afraid Ming Wei would explode.

Although Ye Cang was reluctant, he also understood that what Shen Huai said was right. They weren’t sticky people, so Ye Cang bought a ticket to go back to Zhongjing, leaving only Shen Huai and Pei Ran at the temple.

The Taoist priest tenaciously invited them to stay in the Taoist temple for this period of time.

After thinking about it, Shen Huai simply donated a large sum of money to the Taoist temple as an accommodation fee.

The old Taoist narrowed his eyes happily, and  became more and more enthusiastic about Shen Huai. He quickly cleaned up the best guest house and gave it to Shen Huai and Pei Ran to live.

The Taoist temple had a quiet environment. Since Shen Huai returned to China four years ago, he had rarely had such a relaxed and comfortable leisure time, making him very relaxed. He thought that if he had the opportunity to stay in such a place with Ye Cang for a while, it would not be a bad thing.

On the other side, the Taoist priest and Pei Ran were fighting.

The Taoist priest hadn’t even played games these days. Every day, he concentrated on dueling with Pei Ran. He had Taoist skills and eyesight, but his martial arts were not so good. Pei Ran was just the opposite of him. Not only was he knowledgeable, he even knew a bit Taoist Kung Fu.

Most of the people in the Taoist temple were middle-aged. The Taoist priest was respected as their elder martial brother. He had to maintain the dignity of an elder martial brother in daily life and would not smile easily. But he was only a young man after all, and still had the same desires as his peers.

Although he knew that Pei Ran was reshaped and shouldn’t be young, Pei Ran’s appearance was too deceptive. In recent days, the relationship between the two people improved a lot, and the Taoist priest gradually revealed his true nature.

The Taoist was somewhat reluctant to give up and said, “I think you have a sense of closeness to Taoism. It’s better to stay in our Taoist temple. Even if you can’t become a monk, you can be a layman.”

He also had an idea. “When my master comes back, let him accept you as a disciple. You can be my junior brother. I will support you and nobody would dare to bully you!”

Pei Ran said in his heart, Your master’s Kung Fu was learned from me in the first place. If you really want to talk about it, you will have to call me Master.

But he just smiled and shook his head.

The Taoist priest was not convinced.”Don’t you like us, Taoist monks?”

“How could it be?” Pei Ran said, “I just want to do more things.”

The Taoist asked curiously, “What things?”

This time, Pei Ran did not hesitate, like when he had faced Shen Huai before, but said firmly, “I want to make a movie.”

The Taoist frowned. “Become a star? It is… to make money?”

The Taoist priest usually traveled with his teacher, but he still played with his mobile phone a lot, and he vaguely knew some things, such as the fact that stars made a lot of money.

“But Taoists make a lot of money too!” the Taoist priest said unconvinced. “Don’t look at our dilapidated Taoist temple. In fact, my master has a lot of money.”

After thinking about it, he took out his cell phone and said, “Look at my balance, it’s all earned by me.”

Pei Ran laughed. “That’s not the same.”

“What’s the difference?”

Pei Ran paused and then said, “It is probably more than that. Even if I have enough money for a lifetime, I still have no way to give it up.”

The Taoist frowned. “This is obsession.”

Pei Ran nodded. “Yes, this is my obsession.”

The Taoist was still young. In fact, he was not particularly able to grasp the deep feelings in Pei Ran’s words because for him, whether it was spiritual practice or games, it was almost the same. Spiritual practice was very simple, and the games were also very simple. Master asked him to practice, so he practiced, the games were fun, so he played them, but he could easily let go. It would not be that hard.

The firmness in Pei Ran’s eyes was something he had never experienced before.

But he could also see that although Pei Ran seemed gentle and talkative, as long as he made a decision, no one could persuade him.

So the Taoist priest stopped trying to persuade him, but still looked a little dispirited.

Pei Ran saw this and said, “When I make a movie, please go with me to see it next time.”

The Taoist reluctantly adjusted his mood. “Alright.”

For the first time, he was curious about things other than games.

He secretly decided to see what it was, so people like Pei Ran were willing to be trapped in it, unable to escape.

Edited by : LuLu

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Dessa Matuguinas

    I ship Young Taoist Monk and Pei Ran.

    Unfortunately, Pei Ran already has Tang Wanjun. Haha!

    1. nanairohana

      Yes ah. Wanjun still didn’t know this benefactor had resurrected. I was very surprise that he didn’t possess dead body but created physical body out of thin air due to his merits. Indeed good karma. He selflessly donated all his wealth for HK economy resurrection. Even dying in accident didn’t make him resent fate. He helped ghosts like Wanjun, and people like Huai and Jingyi. Heaven rewards indeed.

  2. nabila putri


  3. Thanks for the chapter! The cute young priest who doesn’t want his new friend to leave, adorable.

  4. Aeli

    Many thanks for the update! : D

  5. Raven White

    Ship???? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. octachus

    I could foresee the threesome between The Shixiong Taoist Monk x Pei Ran x Tang Wanjun would happen in the future… *looking at far away with narrowed eyes*

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