Ren Sheng stared at Zhao Lingyu, feeling like his hair was going to stand on its end.
He had just thought that he could pretend to be a plant ability user and live a good life, but he didn’t expect that he had already revealed so many flaws.
If Zhao Lingyu knew his identity, would he want to eat him just like those who had chased him before?
For a moment, Ren Sheng almost wanted to turn around and run away.
However, just at this time, Zhao Lingyu took his hand.
Zhao Lingyu’s hands were hot and even at this time, it made Ren Sheng feel very secure. “You, will you eat me?”
Eat him? Zhao Lingyu looked at Ren Sheng in puzzlement and suddenly his thoughts became crooked. But soon, he realized that Ren Sheng’s ‘eat’ was meant literally.
But if he meant it literally, how could he eat Ren Sheng?
“Do you want to raise me just like Master? I can give you a little to eat, just don’t eat all of me.” Ren Sheng looked at Zhao Lingyu pitifully. His master was very kind to him, but would occasionally scavenge some ginseng seeds or blood from him.
Zhao Lingyu was more and more sure that Ren Sheng’s ‘eat’ was literally eating and for some reason, he suddenly thought of the ginseng he had looked up before. “You’re a ginseng? That kind of plant from the ancient earth?”
“You know?” Ren Sheng subconsciously asked and after asking, he realized that his mouth slipped. At this time, it would no longer be useful even if he covered his mouth, so he simply told the truth. “That’s right, I’m a ginseng. I’m a ginseng spirit! You… you can’t eat me!”
Ginseng spirit? What is this stuff? Zhao Lingyu had some doubts, but he also knew that Ren Sheng was not human. He subconsciously wanted to ask more questions for clarification, but suddenly realized that the small hand he held in his hand was trembling.
Ren Sheng was scared.
Noticing this, Zhao Lingyu’s heart softened and he couldn’t ask any more questions. Instead he spontaneously took Ren Sheng in his arms and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t eat you… What was the medicine you gave me before?”
While making this promise, it suddenly occurred to Zhao Lingyu that Ren Sheng’s medicine seemed to have been taken out of thin air.
This kid obviously was not carrying anything with him, yet he took out the elixir to save him and his father. Thinking of the effect of the ginseng and his verbal promise to Ren Sheng that he wouldn’t eat him, Zhao Lingyu suddenly had a bad premonition.
“You really won’t eat me?” Held by Zhao Lingyu and hearing the first half of the sentence, Ren Sheng smiled with joy. “I won’t eat you.” Zhao Lingyu made another promise and asked again, “The first time we met, what was the spiritual medicine you gave me?” At the time, Ren Sheng fed him mouth-to-mouth even though he was clearly not carrying anything with him.
“It’s my blood…” Ren Sheng said this sentence only halfway and then glared at Zhao Lingyu. “I saved you from death and you said you were mine! You can’t eat me!”
Zhao Lingyu had thought of many possibilities, but he never thought that the so-called miraculous medicine he had eaten would be Ren Sheng’s blood.
He couldn’t even promise Ren Sheng again that he would not eat him for a while, because he had already eaten Ren Sheng. Ren Sheng had fed him many times before and after a few days, he had even asked Ren Sheng to give this medicine to his father…
For the first time, Zhao Lingyu discovered that he was an asshole.
The energy in Zhao Lingyu’s body was suddenly disordered and the refined soil that was locked inside him also leaked out a bit. Ren Sheng subconsciously hugged him and couldn’t help but stiffen.
Zhao Lingyu was suddenly like this, it wasn’t because he wanted to go back on his word after knowing the effect of his blood, right?
“Zhao Lingyu, it’s not cost effective to eat me as a whole, it’s better for you to feed me and eat slowly…”
“I’m sorry.” Zhao Lingyu hugged Ren Sheng. Ren Sheng saved him and he was grateful. He also had long ago vowed to always protect him, but now it seemed that he had done far from enough.
“Huh?” Ren Sheng looked at Zhao Lingyu in puzzlement.
“Don’t give me your blood ever again.” Zhao Lingyu touched Ren Sheng’s cheek with his own.
“I just gave you my blood once. After that you ate pieces of my root and ginseng seeds.” Ren Sheng said as he rubbed his face against Zhao Lingyu’s.
“Root?” Zhao Lingyu was stunned.
“Yes, it will take me thousands of years to regrow it.” Ren Sheng stretched out his little finger towards Zhao Lingyu. “It’s part of this, but it’s all right now.”
“Fool…” Zhao Lingyu didn’t know what to say for a moment. Didn’t this guy have any sense of defense? He clearly knew his own situation but he still gave blood, roots and other things to someone else to eat.
“I’m not stupid! I’m smart enough to give you ginseng seeds!” Ren Sheng keenly noticed that Zhao Lingyu’s mood was a bit off and added quickly.
Ginseng seeds? Zhao Lingyu suddenly thought that Ren Sheng had mentioned “my child” when he was giving him medicine and his face changed.
Ren Sheng only thought he didn’t know what ginseng seeds were so he now explained with flair. “Ginseng seeds are the seeds I grew. I only bloom once every few hundred years and it takes another few hundred years for it to bear fruit so it’s very precious!”
“You said they were your children.”
“Yes, you could say that, but we plants don’t care much about our seeds so I won’t plant them.” Ren Sheng trailed off, “I’m not letting them steal you from me!”
Zhao Lingyu finally felt relieved after hearing Ren Sheng’s explanation, but then noticed the things that were wrong with Ren Sheng words… “A thousand years? Hundreds of years?”
Ren Sheng jumped off Zhao Lingyu and looked at Zhao Lingyu triumphantly. “I’m telling you, I’m hundreds of thousands years old, much, much older than you… You can’t call me a kid anymore!”
Hundreds of thousands years old… and he always thought he was an old cow eating young grass? This grass turned out to be particularly old. No, age was psychological in addition to physiological. “How have you lived for these hundreds of thousands of years? How many people have you met?”
“Took root, sunbathed, and it passed like this. I met a lot of people, my master, the bad guys who were going to eat me, and then somehow Dino who asked me to marry you.” Ren Sheng blankly summarized his life.
Zhao Lingyu also thought about what he had deducted before. He understood that Ren Sheng had only lived with the so-called master for a while before, so even if Ren Sheng’s physical age was much longer than the history of the Federation, his mental age was still very young. But the difference between the two of them… was actually not very big.
“You have lived for hundreds of thousands of years, so why did you agree to marry when others asked you to?” Zhao Lingyu hugged Ren Sheng in his arms again and rubbed his head.
He had wanted Ren Sheng to go to school, but with the current situation, he couldn’t just let this silly kid expose himself again.
“I’m not casually marrying. You have refined soil inside you!” Anyway, everything that needed to be said was already said, so Ren Sheng stopped hiding it completely and explained the matter of refined soil roughly.
After explaining, Ren Sheng also sighed. “How nice it was?! I could absorb refined soil by staying by your side, but now that I’ve made you practice that technique, I can’t even absorb it! I’ll definitely starve!”
It turned out that it was because he had the refined soil in his body that Ren Sheng was so fond of sticking to him. Knowing this, Zhao Lingyu couldn’t help but feel a little lost.
But after feeling lost, he could not help laughing. If it was anyone else, he wouldn’t tell them about refined soil. After all, doing so would make him more grateful, but this kid was too honest!
“Didn’t it ever occur to you that if you wanted refined soil from my body it would be more convenient if I die first?” Zhao Lingyu smiled and asked. Ren Sheng said that he was trying to get close to him for refined soil, but in the end he made himself unable to absorb the refined soil which was also a good thing.
“You can’t die!” Ren Sheng answered angrily, only to get tangled up. “Why didn’t I think… I’m actually pretty smart, if you die, I might be caught and eaten by someone else!”
“Right, Ren Sheng is the smartest.” Zhao Lingyu’s mood somehow became good.
“So you have to raise me, right? Now I can’t absorb much nutrition, so I want 50, no, 100 bowls of nutritious meals! I also need you to dump them in the bathtub so I can get a good soak…”
Soak in a nutritious meal? Nutritious meals have always been considered disgusting by aristocrats, did this kid know that?
Even in the army, he often ate nutritious food, but he didn’t like the ugly and unpalatable paste. No, if it was soaked with Ren Sheng…
Imagining that scenario, Zhao Lingyu couldn’t help but swallow his saliva.
Edited by: Jaisland