Bai Xiaochun clasped his hands behind his back as he stood outside the courtyard. He gazed at the huge bear which was walking away with a hint of infatuation within his eyes. The bear looked back at least three times in each step, as if it was reluctant to part with him. Bai Xiaochun felt deeply moved and believed he had done a good deed.
Thus, every single time Bai Xiaochun went out during the following half a month, he would consistently bring back a spirit beast which he had carefully chosen. He watched as the Rearing Beast Flower swallow those spirit beasts, then those spirit beasts would leave with an infatuated and reluctant look. Within half a month, he had chosen almost 200 spirit beasts for the Rearing Beast Flower to swallow.
As for the following two hundred spirit beasts, Bai Xiaochun wouldn’t choose any of them, unless it was a special spirit beast.
At the end, he wanted to nurture the strongest combat beast possible, and so the ones that he had chosen were either strong or had enormous potential.
At the end, all of the spirit beasts that had dedicated themselves were unexpectedly gathered outside the formation array of Bai Xiaochun’s pavilion. Every time they saw Bai Xiaochun come out, they would all howl, wishing that they could have another chance to enter again.
“Not possible, giving your energy once is enough, if you give more, it will harm your bodies.” Bai Xiaochun steeled his heart and refused. This went on for another few days, and even the pangolin had came to dedicate its energy. After that, Bai Xiaochun realised that there were no more beasts within the Hundred Beasts Courtyard that he could choose anymore.
He was especially worried because he knew that the blossoming period of the Rearing Beast Flower wasn’t that long, and once this period of time passed, it would start producing its offspring.
“This won’t do, these beasts aren’t enough to cultivate the strongest combat beast that I want.” When Bai Xiaochun thought of this, he hurriedly left the Hundred Beasts Courtyard. While he was previously walking around the North Bank to observe spirit beasts, the understanding that he had towards the spirit beasts of the disciples of the North Bank was not considered as perfect, but he still had a rough impression of them. He knew which disciple’s combat beasts had a huge potential, and he knew which of them had a strong combat beast.
“I remember that there was an outer sect disciple that had a peacock as her combat beast? It seemed to have a high potential, this peacock should be fine?” Bai Xiaochun quickly went to the living quarters of that female disciple.
Only after he waited there for half a day did he then see that this female disciple’s reputation was not small. When the beautiful disciple returned, Bai Xiaochun immediately used what he thought was the most gentle smile and quickly walked up to her, tactfully expressing his wish to pay some contribution points to let him borrow his peacock, so it could dedicate something special for him. Besides the Rearing Beast Flower, he detailedly told her everything else.
Bai Xiaochun was worried that the other party would reject him, and so, he even gave another line of explanation.
“Don’t worry, whatever your combat beast would dedicate will absolutely not hurt it. You don’t know, but all the other combat beasts that had given it before would be infatuated and would want to go again. But I was worried that it would severely harm their Yuan Qi, and so I rejected them.
That female disciple was originally at a loss and didn’t know what ‘dedicating’ meant. But after she listened, her eyes went wide, blankly looking at the Bai Xiaochun in front of her. Finally, fear appeared in her eyes.
“You… you lewd and evil thief.” She didn’t know what to say, and she stamped her feet, hurriedly leaving.
Bai Xiaochun was stunned for a moment, he slightly felt wronged.
“Am I not just borrowing it for a moment? If you don’t agree, then that’s fine. But you actually scolded me and called me a lewd and evil thief. I, Bai Xiaochun, am not a lewd and evil thief!” Bai Xiaochun was gloomy, so he just decided to go to the next person. But after several days, he had found over a hundred people, but unexpectedly, not even a single one agreed. And there were even many people that had a weird look in their eyes when they looked at him.
Bai Xiaochun sighed. He was thinking in his mind that since everyone doesn’t agree, then it was fine. Its hopeless anyway, and he could only settle for second best and use the other beasts in the Hundred Beasts Courtyard.
But just at the moment when Bai Xiaochun was about to give up, a rumor was spread within the sect. When many disciples looked at Bai Xiaochun, they would have a weird look and would whisper in another person’s ear, all discussing about him.
“Did you hear? Bai Xiaochun has an unusual hobby…”
“During these few days, he’s been trying to borrow combat beasts from everyone, saying something about dedicating. You don’t know the meaning of dedicating, come, I’ll give you an explanation!”
“It’s actually this meaning. Heavens. Bai Xiaochun is actually, with beasts... heavens, this can’t be true.”
This rumour was spontaneous, as if this rumour contained all of the malice of the disciples of the North Bank after they couldn’t do anything about Bai Xiaochun. This rumour got worse and worse, and by the end, even the meaning of it had changed. Only, the disciples of the North Bank were extremely interested by this rumour and spread it with an extremely fast speed. Several days later, almost a great majority of disciples had heard of this matter.
“Do you know why Bai Xiaochun came to the North Bank? It’s because he has a special love for beasts.”
“I’ve finally understood. The reason why he could research and create that Aphrodisiac Pill is actually this reason. Because he wants it, so he develops it…”
“Heaven’s Chosen all have strange hobbies. I’m just curious, his targets don’t seem to be female beasts, but male beasts?”
Translated by: Sean