Instant Kill - Volume 6 - Chapter 9
INSTANT KILL 006:09-A TAN LAOXI
Guo Shier scanned the crowd.
’’Who's going to fight?’’ he wondered out loud.
From the looks of it, though, it wasn't going to be the big battle they expected.
The commotion was just being caused by two ordinary people were arguing most likely family members of Inner Door professionals, based on their appearance.
A very old man and a skinny teenager were entangled in a haphazard manner while shouting in incoherent curses.
Guo Shier started laughing out loud from hearing their few words.
’’If you hit me, my brother will kill you!’’
’’What about your brother? When my son comes, your brother is dead.’’
’’You let go! Ouch! Ouch! My hair! My hair is falling off!’’
’’Little Bastard! Let go!’’
’’I will not let go. You only have a few hairs anyway. They're coming off! They're coming off!’’
’’I'll fight you!’’
’’Ouch! Ouch! Old thing, wah! My eggs are going to break!’’
’’No not until you also let go!’’
’’Old thing, on the count of three. One, two, three let go!
’’Ah! One two three!’’
’’Old fart, you're cheating! Ah! You're killing me. I concede!’’
’’Ha ha! Ha ha ha!’’
This old man sure was cunning. The scrawny teenager begged for forgiveness, but he didn't show any mercy and instead grabbed his eggs even harder until the young man has lost his will to live.
Everyone watching was enjoying the lively show.
The grandfather was a little beaten and bruised, but a lot of onlookers were experts and could tell that he was in no danger. He proudly returned to his little stall while combing what little hair he had left on his head, then said contemptuously, ’’You dare fight with this old man? Hmmp!’’
The teenager continued to cry while walking back to the stall next to his.
It turned out they were both stall peddlers.
The crowd started to disperse, everyone with a smile on their faces.
Guo Shier laughed out loud. ’’Well, that was hilarious.’’
Huo Bao couldn't help but laugh along with him. ’’That was really fun!’’
’’Ordinary people are like professional fighters, too. I guess all human beings are fighters. Hahaha! But fighting ordinary people is never as bad and generally wouldn't kill you,’’ Guo Shier added.
They walked down the road going back to the silver fox skin.
In his past life, Guo Shier liked the look of fox fur and in his current world, he couldn't help but like it again. So when he saw a beautiful coat, he wasted no time and bought it.
Ying Mo noticed about this about Shier and thought it was interesting. He asked, ’’Hey Shier, Why do you like fox skin so much?’’
Guo Shier answered seriously. ’’It has a thick soft fur and has a good color. Why won't I like it?’’
’’You're buying ordinary fox fur. What you should really be looking for are those with natural Rune lines those that come from Flower Foxes. Although it's not a Marked Beast, a Flower Fox possesses natural Rune lines on its fur where water can't permeate and snow can't. It can also withstand the strongest winds. That's Flower Fox fur more precious.’’
Guo Shier was baffled. ’’I've seen so many stalls, but I have not seen any Flower Fox fur.’’
The peddler overheard them and laughed, ’’Only professionals sell that kind of fur. We only have ordinary beast fur here. But although I don't sell Flower Fox fur here, my fur stall is still better than other stalls. Hehehe!’’
Guo Shier didn't mind;he went on to buy a few silver fox furs and a few pure black fox furs, then left satisfied with his purchase.
’’Let's go find the Flower Fox fur,’’ he said.
’’Ah. I've killed countless Flower Foxes before,’’ said Ying Mo, somewhat depressed. ’’I just gave them away to my friends.’’
Guo Shier curled his lips. ’’I don't need to hear any of your useless remarks.’’
Luo Zhan turned to Ying Mo. ’’Don't tease Shier. It might bite you in the ass!’’
’’Uncle Luo, what do you think of me?’’
The three of them continued joking and laughing while walking towards the next stall. Huo Bao and the other kids each ran to different booths and bought what they liked. Earlier, Guo Shier gave them pocket money.
After seeing less than half of the Free Market, their group decided to walk home. It was getting dark.
Guo Shier returned to his small courtyard and found his Master waiting there.
’’Shier, you bought a lot of things today. Did you find any valuable treasure?’’ Luo Jie asked jokingly. He himself felt incredible every time Guo Shier found treasures.
’’Nothing that valuable,’’ Guo Shier replied. ’’I only bought a pile of furs and some gadgets.’’
Luo Jie nodded in approval. ’’The beast furs produced by the West Rune Sect are very famous, while the best silk satins are produced by the South Rune Sect. Our North Rune Sect also produces fur but they are not quite as good as the West Rune Sect's. Except if the fur came from the Northern Wilderness then it will have really good quality. Hehehe!’’
’’How about you, Master? Where did you go today?’’
’’I just went to meet some old friends.’’
Qi Nanshan interrupted their conversation. ’’Shier, can we eat here tonight? Your master's friend will come and visit later.’’
Guo Shier laughed. ’’So do you want me to cook some Rune food?’’
’’Smart child! Go get ready. The man will be there in a minute.’’
Guo Shier looked for Chen Hong and said, ’’Little Hong, take the ingredients out. Let's cook some Rune food. Hehehe! I didn't expect my craft to be quite popular.’’
Chen Hong moved right away and took the other kids into the kitchen. Some ingredients needed to be prepared in advance.
’’Shier, cook some Earth Dragon meat. Hehehe!’’ suggested Luo Jie.
The meat of the Earth Dragon is usually served only to entertain more distinguished guests. It is not generally given to normal visitors. This was top-rated stuff, and Guo Shier was not willing to casually cook it out to entertain just anybody. He mostly serves to his own group. Still, he acknowledged his master's wishes and turned to the kitchen.
Luo Jie Watched Guo Shier leave, then asked, ’’Da-Shan, should we take them to the Wild Beast Secret Realm? What do you think?’’
’’Wild Beast Secret Realm? Let's go for it,’’ Qi Nanshan agreed. ’’Shier need to increase his knowledge. Although the Wild Beast Secret Realm has powerful Marked Beasts, our team is quite powerful. Moreover Shier's combat power is comparable to a Grandmaster. He also received an ancient Insect Glyph so his battle force has been upgraded. I think we can handle it.’’
’’I originally wanted to go back first,’’ Luo Jie said ’’You know, after the Altar and the Multi-World Linking Realm, the other Secret Realms no longer seem attractive to us. Hehehe! However, we had a great harvest the last time we went into a Wild Beast Secret Realm. Although there are some dangers, it's probably not too early to go in again.’’
’’Yes!’’ Qi Nanshan concurred. ’’After advancing from the Altar, I'm confused, too, on how to further develop. That Li Ran fellow is right maybe we are frogs in the bottom of a well.’’
A servant came in to the room and told them that the guest has arrived.
Luo Jie ordered the servants to call Guo Shier, then with went out with Qi Nanshan to greet the guest.
’’Tan Laoxi. Hahaha! I didn't expect to see you again. You're actually still alive, it really surprised me!’’ he said in jest.
Guo Shier was startled from his Master's vulgarity. It was his first time hearing his Master say those words.
Tan Laoxi who looked much older than Luo Jie did not seem to get offended. He was visibly surprised.
’’What the f*k! How did you become so young? While me I'm practically dead. What have you guys been eating?’’ he asked incredulously, then turned to Qi Nanshan.
’’Hey, is this Da-Shan? Holy shit, you also become young? F*king hell!’’ he shouted.
Qi Nanshan smiled. ’’Old Xi, you won't believe this, but I advanced again!’’
Tan Laoxi was puzzled. ’’You advanced? Didn't you f*king advance a long time ago? What kind of advancement? Convince me on how you did it.’’
Guo Shier can't help getting confused. This old man was so foul-mouthed, speaking without impunity. Even master and Grandpa Nanshan were in on the same nonsense.
He took a closer look at the guest and found him to be very old. All of his hair has turned white, but his energy was high. His waist and back were very straight, but his eyes were those of a thief, his eyeballs looking around nonstop.
’’Convince you?’’ Qi Nanshan asked.
Tan Laoxi clearly didn't believe them. He said, ’’You're talking nonsense. Damn it! If you can advance, then Beasts on the grasslands don't eat meat. Motherf*ker!’’
His gaze then turned to Guo Shier.
’’Old Luo, is this Guo Shier? The recent uproar these recent days the Grandmaster level apprentice?’’
Luo Jie proudly nodded. ’’Shier, meet your Grandpa Tan. He is a famous loner from the West Rune Sect, Beast Artificer Grandmaster.’’
Guo Shier moved towards them and smiled. ’’Guo Shier greets grandpa Tan,’’ he respectfully said.
’’I know you,’’ Tan Laoxi said. ’’Every day, I always hear someone mention you. Your name is like the sound of thunder strike that continues to echo in my ears. You're famous little guy. Hehe! Are you really a Grandmaster? I'm surprised just your master's stinking level can teach a grandmaster level apprentice? This is so full of shit!’’
This was Luo Jie's previous heartache. He had a lot of disciples, but no one advanced to a Grandmaster. After accepting Guo Shier, Qin Han advanced to a Grandmaster.
’’Tan Laoxi!’’ Luo Jie interrupted. ’’Now I have two Grandmaster level apprentices that's one more than you! One more than you! Haha!’’
Tan Laoxi shook his head in disbelief. ’’You're full of it! The last time we met, you were mourning the fact that you had no apprentice that advance to Grandmaster. Didn't that happen recently? But it feels like we haven't seen each other in decades.’’
’’If you plan to continue to bicker, go find a room!’’ Qi Nanshan joked, laughing. ’’Old Xi, after all these years your mouth still stinks! For Shier's sake, let's go inside. He prepared some Rune Food for you.’’
’’I'll go to the kitchen first,’’ Guo Shier said.
Tan Laoxi continued his nonstop swearing while walking into the living room. Luo Jie and Qi Nanshan accompanied him.
These three people were sparring with their mouths.
Luo Jie and Qi Nanshan were a tag-team battling Tan Laoxi, who didn't seem to care that he was outnumbered. He was a master of foul language, starting and ending his sentence with 'f*k'.
Sat down for dinner, Tan Laoxi sighed. ’’Augh f*k! Old Luo, tell me how did you become so young? Let this Old Xi become young again. I mean really seriously, no f*king around!’’
Luo Jie smiled. ’’Old Xi, I just really advanced. It's just that, if we are talking about advancing, there's no way to do it. It's true! I'm not f*king with you!’’
Guo Shier heard his master swearing out loud as he walked in. He almost fell down. When did his master start using such words?
Nevertheless, he felt a sense of affinity. He also used to be a foul-mouthed soldier during his past life in the army. He was even more vulgar than Tan Laoxi.
’’Fine, Old Luo. I'm so old, do you sincerely plan to let me die?’’ Tan Laoxi said.
’’That's right, my plan is to let you die you old bastard!’’ Luo Jie replied, joking. ’’Can't you f*king talk without using foul language you motherf*ker?’’
Tan Laoxi laughed back. ’’That's the spirit! I love it when you cuss!’’
The crowd was silent for a moment.
Luo Jie helplessly shook his head, ’’You old rascal. Never mind, I have nothing more to say! Shier, are you done preparing?’’
’’I'm done cooking, Master. I'll start serving the Rune Food.’’
Translator: Glasses TangGu
INSTANT KILL 006:09-B TAN LAOXI
Tan Laoxi took a bite of each dish and nodded in approval. ’’Not bad. Everything tastes really f*king good. Old Luo, you're blessed, old man. You have an apprentice with good skills. Damn it, how come I have no such apprentice? I'm so unlucky!’’A variety of dishes were served.
Luo Jie smiled. ’’Just eat, will you? Can't you shut your mouth for something so tasty?’’
Tan Laoxi stopped talking and busied himself eating.
Like a hurricane, the group finished everything within minutes.
Tan Laoxi wiped his mouth. ’’F*k, this is really delicious. I wish there was more.’’
Qi Nanshan cursed. ’’You are a pig! This is Rune Food, not pig food. How do you eat so much?’’
’’Shier, can I have seconds?’’ Tan Laoxi said, ignoring him. ’’This time I not f*k it. I will eat slowly, I promise.’’
This was Guo Shier's first time to see such a clown. ’’You are free to eat more grandpa Tan,’’ he replied.
Guo asked one of the servants to serve another batch of Rune Food.
Tan Laoxi can't help but repeat himself. ’’Hey, I really envy you old Luo. I'm jealous!’’
’’I said I envy you. You have a good apprentice! Dammit! Why did not I find one? Well never mind, I'm going to keep eating. This smell... I'm hooked.’’
The servants arrived and another batch of food was served.
Tan Laoxi started slow, then started to ravage the dishes. He ate two servings of each Rune Food while others only ate half.
In between bites, he looked pitifully at Guo Shier. ’’Hey Shier, what meat is this? How come I haven't tasted this before? Can I have another serving?’’
Guo Shier was speechless. ’’Grandpa Tan, that's all we have. But here, I haven't eaten my portion yet. You can have it.’’
Luo Jie can't help but laugh.
’’This is so funny!’’ Qi Nanshan quipped.
Bitterness took over Tan Laoxi's face. This was even worse than Guo Shier scolding him. He was Guo Shier's elder, how can he rob a junior's food?
’’Old Luo, your apprentice is insidious! Dammit! Haha! He made me lose my appetite. Fine!’’ he declared, laughing.
This guy was a madman. Guo Shier couldn't imagine why his master and grandpa Nanshan would be friends with such a person.
Tan Laoxi wasn't done. ’’Let me have a huge steak and some gravy, then.’’ He sighed and turned to Luo Jie. ’’You won't make starve right? You're not gonna f*k with me, right? I'm a guest being starved to death. Oops! That was too harsh, right?’’
Luo Jie cursed. ’’You're absolutely outrageous! What guest? Just give him a big food bowl! You f*king pig!’’
Tan Laoxi was suddenly touched. He smiled and said, ’’Don't be angry, I'll stop teasing you. Hehe! I'll stop spoiling the fun. I have a short fuse, it's not like you don't know.’’
’’Of course, I know’’ Luo Jie said. ’’But I also know that you won't stop trying to piss me off until I die. F*k! Stop saying stupid things or I'll f*king beat you up for real.’’
Guo Shier can't help but look at Tan Laoxi with amazement and a bit of admiration.
’’So Little Guy, what do you think of me?’’ Tan Laoxi asked.
Guo Shier was taken aback. ’’Grandpa Tan, you're really amazing. This is my first time seeing a master swearing so much. Hehe!’’
Tan Laoxi triumphantly said, ’’Unfortunately I can't beat him. F*k! Otherwise, he would already be crying!’’
Guo Shier laughed.
But really, this old man didn't give him a good impression. He wondered why his master was friends with such people.
’’Grandpa Tan, did you enjoy my cooking?’’ he asked.
’’Yes! It's really f*king delicious!’’
Guo Shier smiled. ’’Since Grandpa Tan enjoyed my cooking, do you have a reward for me?’’
Tan Laoxi's face turned blank.
’’Hey, old Luo, are you going to the Wild Beast Secret Dimension? Let's go together! Or are you going with the assholes from our Inner Door? If you go with them, I'll be pissed off. They're a bunch of motherf*kers!’’
Guo Shier was deliberately ignored by Tan Laoxi!
If Guo Shier was an ordinary child, he would really be mad at him. He knew that the old man was just joking this time, but he was really starting to get into his nerves.
Luo Jie just laughed and did not answer. He just gestured towards Guo Shier.
Qi Nanshan chimed in. ’’Do not ignore Guo Shier when he's talking to you.’’
This got a reaction from Tan Laoxi. ’’F*k, I must be getting older my ears are not as good. Shier, what did you say?’’
Guo Shier grinned. ’’Grandpa Tan, do have bad hearing?’’
Tan Laoxi repeatedly nodded. ’’Augh! I must be getting really old. What did you just say?’’
Guo Shier's eyes suddenly narrowed. He started saying softly, ’’I said you're a cheeky old bat. What a shameless old man, you can't bear to give anything to a junior. You actually pretended to be deaf to cheat your way out of this.’’
Then he shouted, ’’Grandpa Tan, I didn't say anything!’’
Tan Laoxi's face turned pale and white. To be scolded by a junior how can he calm down? ’’Did you just scold me?’’
Guo Shier continued to grin. ’’Which of your ears did you hear from?’’
Luo Jie laughed, and Qi Nanshan was pounding on the ground hysterically. ’’Don't you have bad ears? Haha! Hahahaha!’’
Guo Shier continued to whisper. ’’You can't hear it anyway. I'm gonna curse and insult you! Give you a taste of your own medicine! You're a very disrespectful and shameless old ruffian! You're a real piece of work. You're f*king relentless!’’
Tan Laoxi finally understood the toughest person here was Guo Shier. But he still couldn't lose his temper because he was pretending not to hear him.
The way he treated this junior was truly outrageous. Because he was reluctant to give a gift, Tan Laoxi deliberately played dumb. Who knew he would get burned for this? He was getting insulted, but he had to endure and not get angry. He was truly frustrated.
Guo Shier suddenly stood up. ’’Master, grandpa Nanshan, I'm going back now.’’
Luo Jie laughed. ’’Go, be on your way.’’
Qi Nanshan agreed. ’’Take an early break.’’
Tan Laoxi was about to say something, but Guo Shier simply ignored him and left.
Tan Laoxi slapped himself in the thigh. ’’Is Shier angry?’’ he asked.
Luo Jie smiled. ’’He's not angry he just ignored you. He's just a child how can you look so embarrassed?’’
Qi Nanshan jovially added, ’’Ah Old Xi, to be honest it doesn't matter if you offend Old Timer or me. But you shouldn't have offended our Guo Shier, you will suffer a loss. Hehe!’’
Guo Shier was not angry and didn't care about the gifts. He was just trying to enliven the atmosphere. Who knew Tan Laoxi would be so stingy? He assumed too much about this guy, which left him in a very uncomfortable situation. Next time, he won't impose too much on this old man.
Tan Laoxi whispered, ’’Damn it! Was I just too much?’’
Luo Jie and Qi Nanshan nodded at the same time. ’’Yes!’’ they said in unison.
’’Damn it! I didn't do on purpose,’’ Tan Laoxi said bitterly.
Luo Jie laughed. ’’Shier is not so stingy. Hehe! Just don't mess with him. Otherwise you'll suffer a lot. Don't blame me for not reminding you.’’
Tan Laoxi was somewhat puzzled. ’’How old is he? How can he give me a hard time?’’
’’How old?’’ Qi Nanshan sternly commented. ’’Let me tell you he's ten years old. Have you ever seen a ten-year-old Grandmaster?’’
Tan Laoxi trembled for a moment. ’’All right, don't say anymore,’’ he replied. ’’Anyway, let's go together this time to the Wild Beast Secret Dimension. I heard they had good luck this time, they found ancient Glyphs.’’
The mood suddenly became serious.
Luo Jie said in disdain, ’’Is it the same old one?’’
’’This time, worse than the usual. Damn it! Those guys didn't know what they were doing. The only thing they found were unusable ancient Glyphs. I'm not lying. This motherf*king sect!’’
Upon hearing those words, Luo Jie became interested. He learned from Guo Shier that so-called 'unusable' ancient Glyphs were likely to be True Spirit Runes or True Ancient Runes. They could be valuable discoveries.
Trying not to look too excited, he calmly asked, ’’Oh, what kind of ancient Glyph? You're a Beast Artificer Grandmaster, have you seen the Glyph?’’
’’Of course I've seen it!’’ Tan Laoxi replied. ’’Originally, this piece of rune when it was first discovered was fought over until chaos ensued. The Sect Master finally made a decision and gave the Glyph to a Beast Caster Grandmaster from the Inner Door. But the guy simply couldn't use it. That Glyph turned out to be a piece of trash. Everyone tried to activate it, but no one could use it at all. Everyone decided that it was an ancient Glyph and that they were just missing the correct activation Rune to use it.’’
Luo Jie could almost certainly conclude that that Glyph was a True Treasure Glyph or higher level. He restrained the excitement in his heart.
’’Originally we did not intend to participate, but since Old Xi is coming then you can count as in. Hehe!’’ he said. ’’Anyway, it shouldn't take us more than a couple of months.’’
Tan Laoxi was relieved. ’’Great! That's a deal, then! F*k, you guys are the most powerful people in the group.’’
’’So apart from the ancient Glyphs within, what other rewards did you discover?’’ Luo Jie asked, trying not to sound too eager.
’’100 of the best Marked Horses!’’ Tan Laoxi replied.
Luo Jie was surprised. ’’Didn't the West Rune Sect Inner Door try to raise Marked Horses before? Are these the best steeds? Why are you trying to capture them this time?
Tan Laoxi explained himself. ’’Although still not up par to Marked Beasts level, the successfully-bred Marked Horses are simply divine. They can travel up to 2000 miles a day. Haha! If there is an opportunity, I would certainly like to acquire one. These 100 we should divide them!’’
’’Impossible!’’ Qi Nanshan said bluntly. Let's distribute it according to the number of Grandmasters!’’
Tan Laoxi reacted wildly. ’’Fart! F*k! I'm the only motherf*king Grandmaster in our group. How many Grandmasters do you guys have, huh? F*k, I'm not gonna win!’’
Qi Nanshan sneered. ’’That's right. You're the only motherf*king Grandmaster in your group. How can you win? We Win! You Damn ruffian, you dare rob half of them. You shit! You think you can rob us and get everything you want? Dream on!’’
Tan Laoxi shouted back. ’’F*k, no. Give me at least a third!’’
Luo Jie interjected calmly. ’’You know, we can just act on our own. We can even invite Wu Yanyan instead and we'll probably get a better deal. It's all good, we don't need you.’’
Tan Laoxi's eyes suddenly widened. Speechless and afraid he said, ’’Hey... Old Luo, are we not friends? C'mon man.’’
Qi Nanshan laughed. ’’You just have to agree to the distribution based on the number of Grandmasters.
Tan Laoxi softly scratched his head. After a long while, he finally gave in. ’’Fine, alright. We'll divide it based on the number of Grandmasters. F*k! What a f*king bad day! Hey, how many Grandmasters do you have?’’
Luo Jie tried to hold back his laugh.
’’We don't have that many Grandmasters. Me and Da-Shan are Grandmasters...’’
’’Yeah that's two, and your apprentice that's a total of three right?’’ Tan Laoxi clarified.
Luo Jie corrected him. ’’No, we have a bit more. There's Xiao Feng a Marked Warrior Grandmaster, Luo Jing a Marked Warrior Grandmaster...’’
Tan Laoxi's face started to change.
Luo Jie continued. ’’Shier is an Artificer Grandmaster, he took Ying Mo who is also a Marked Warrior Grandmaster. There's also Luo Zhan a Marked Warrior Grandmaster. We have a total of seven Grandmasters!’’
Qi Nanshan laughed out loud. ’’Seven Grandmasters. Did we win?’’
Tan Laoxi wailed. ’’Fuuuuck! Motherf*ker! Seven? You have seven!’’
Luo Jie said. ’’No, it should be eight Grandmasters!’’
Tan Laoxi almost went crazy. ’’How the f*king hell did you get another Grandmaster? Where the hell did that come from? he barked.
Luo Jie smiled. ’’That includes you. We have eight Grandmasters!’’
Translator: Glasses TangGu