Chapter 439 - Test
This was something serious, and would be responsible for the Kangs’ future strength. As such, it was an important priority to Miracle Doctor Kang, who dialed the hotel owner up after Zhaolong talked with him.
He seemed to recall the hotel owner bring a dog with him to the feast that day, but since he wasn’t particularly on the lookout for dogs, he didn’t know if it was a german shepherd.
“Mister Zhang? I’m Kang Laicai.” Miracle Doctor Kang had a good relationship with this hotel owner- he got along well with all business families other than the strongest houses. The Kangs were considered extremely successful businessmen compared to them, despite not being on the same level as the top-tier families.
“Good day, Miracle Doctor Kang. Did you need anything?” The hotel owner found it odd- why had Miracle Doctor Kang called personally all of a sudden? Even when they contacted each other it was with Miracle Doctor Kang’s eldest son, Kang Guifeng.
“Yes- I heard you have a german shepherd?” Miracle Doctor Kang asked.
“Oh? I do have one…” Mister Zhang didn’t know where this was coming from. “My wife doesn’t have much to do at home, and she likes dogs- I think I brought the german shepherd to your birthday feast that other day.”
“Mister Zhang, my grandson Zhaolong likes german shepherds, but we couldn’t find any after looking through many pet stores… I wouldn’t be asking if it could be helped…” Miracle Doctor Kang hesitated a little. Asking for a dog from Mister Zhang like this might arouse his suspicion, but time was of the essence here- he couldn’t be beating around the bush. Even if Mister Zhang did suspect him of something, it wouldn’t even cross his mind that it was dog shit he was after…
“Oh? So your grandson likes german shepherds, Miracle Doctor Kang? I see, I see- I’ll have someone send you the german shepherd in a bit!” Mister Zhang said after a brief pause, not expecting Miracle Doctor Kang to have called for a dog. He’d thought that it was something serious, too. What dog would the Kangs have no access to, anyway, with the power and money they now had?
Calling him for a dog only meant that he valued him, so Mister Zhang didn’t think much about it before saying yes. Although, there were a couple of things he needed to inform Miracle Doctor Kang. “Miracle Doctor Kang, this dog is a little bit special… My wife pampers it a lot, and it always steals food from the cupboards sand everything, also pooping and peeing everywhere often… I was actually prepared to sell the dog or gift it to someone if you hadn’t come to me, but now that I’m giving it to you these are things I have to remind you- I wouldn’t want to hide them from you…”
Miracle Doctor Kang, naturally, was glad that pooping was good- the dog not pooping was the only thing he was afraid of! “That’s a small issue, it’s alright. Thank you a lot, Mister Zhong- I’ll have Zhaolong come visit you to give you thanks one day!”
“Haha, it’s no big deal. If you say it’s fine, Miracle Doctor Kang, I’ll have the german shepherd sent to you in a while!” Mister Zhang said.
Mister Zhang wanted to please the Kangs, so he quickly delivered the dog to the Kang household in almost no time at all.
Upon receiving the german shepherd, Zhaolong quickly fed it a lot of dog food and got in return a warm portion of dog poop.
“It’s the same! It’s completely identical! After our lab analysis we found that the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing’s dog poop ingredient fully matches the dog poop here! We were right, the pill’s ingredient was a german shepherd's dog poop!” Zhaolong reported the analysis report to Miracle Doctor Kang excitedly as soon as he got his hands on it.
“It’s actually the same??” Miracle Doctor Kang found it hard to contain his excitement as well- he slammed a palm onto the coffee table and almost flipped everything over, demonstrating just how thrilled he currently was.
“It really is identical! We’ve gotten our hands on the component of the pill!” Zhaolong said. “We’ll be able to carry out clinical experiments soon!”
“Good, good! House Kang’s future shines bright!” Miracle Doctor Kang started laughing at the sky. “Zhaolong, you and Zhaoming have made huge contributions! Hurry, as you stockpile on german shepherd poop, get some people to consume them and see what effects take place!”
“Grandpa, I… I wouldn’t suggest having outsiders test try the poop!” Zhaolong shook his head. “The Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is still in an extreme confidential stage, and we shouldn’t let other people know about it. Even if we don’t tell them it’s dog poop they’re eating they might still be able to make a guess! I suggest we leave the testing to the people in the family.”
“You’re right- then call your father, second uncle, and Zhaoming over to discuss this!” Miracle Doctor Kang quickly pulled closed the curtains. Zhaolong was right- this was a very important thing for the family, we shouldn’t let outsiders be involved. The loss would be too immense if the recipe was exposed.
Miracle Doctor Kang’s study was soon occupied by Kang Guifeng, Cuipu, Zhaolong, and Zhaoming, seated on the sofas as Miracle Doctor Kang sat in his rocking chair, eyes closed and deep in thought.
The group dared not interrupt him as they sat quietly and carefully, patiently waiting for the doctor to speak. It wasn’t a long while until Miracle Doctor Kang opened his eyes. “Regarding the dog poop… It’s now the highest priority and confidential secret in the Kang house. Only the people in this room should be aware of it- it shouldn’t be exposed to the outside, and this includes your wives and future wives!”
“Understood!” Guifeng understood just how important this confidentiality was- should this Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing succeed, the Kangs would be in a position levels beyond the one they were at. As such, the secret must never be exposed.
Cuipu and Zhaolong nodded as well- even Zhaoming understood the importance of the situation as he made his promise to keep it secret. “Don’t worry, grandpa- we won’t say anything!”
“Hm. Next, let’s talk about the clinical experiments. Zhaoming had went through the strenuous test already, so Zhaoming won’t be participating this time.” Miracle Doctor Kang said. “This time it’ll be me, Guifeng, Cuipu, and Zhaolong testing the medicine!”
“I can do it, grandpa! It’s no problem!” Zhaoming was full of energy every day after consuming the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing- he wanted to participate now that he’d experienced the pill.
“If that’s what you want then you can join. Dog poop, after all, wouldn’t kill you or enhance you too much.” Miracle Doctor Kang nodded, not insisting on leaving Zhaoming out. “I’ll take in the other half of the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing- you guys split this dog poop here.”
Miracle Doctor Kang pointed at the two boxes on the coffee table. He wasn’t stupid- as things stood, dog shit was the same as the Pill of Life Extension and Toxic Cleansing, but there was no guarantee that both were same pure poop. He decided to take the half of the original pill.
Zhaoming actually wanted the half of the original pill, but now that his grandfather took it, he couldn’t really fight for it. He nodded in response.
And so, the elders and youngsters of the Kang family sat around and started cutting the dog poop into separate portions, filling the room with a horrendous, choking, smell...
So only one chapter today, sorry. There's been some changes to my contract, had to deal with that for a bit.
Now obviously they weren't good changes. I can't divulge contract info, but basically my translation ability has been called into question by the board. (ugh come on!)
Basically, I'm earning a lot less. The usual payment I get for the chapters I do has been cut down.
I've mentioned the contract stuff before when I cancelled the quadruple month, if you remember. So when I cancelled it the contract stuff was one of the major reasons, but that day I've started thinking about some ways to remedy the sudden loss in income I'm rather reliant on. Didn't mention it because the post was long enough as it was.
Putting it straightforwardly, each translated chapter is worth money, and currently, the chapters I do from now on are worth less.
This is where Patreon comes in...
The 'early chapters' thing isn't for me to 'sell' chapters to readers. It's just a little something to show the supporters on Patreon some bonus appreciation, and it's an incentive so people would be more willing to go that far.
So I'm trying to make a change in how I post 60 chapters a month, and while it's similar to the early chapter system, it's not.
I'm planning on having 45 chapters posted monthly on Gravity, and 15 posted monthly on the Patreon page for patrons, instead of all 60 on GT the way it's always been.
NOW, that may sound like the worst idea ever if you only want to show support by voting and commenting (which is huge support already). Maybe all you wanted is just to read some casual BAB before sleeping, I get it. You don't have to extend your dollars to me.
I myself am afraid of making this huge change, too. Which is why I've made a little poll to kinda test the waters a little, check your temperatures, make some adjustments based on the responses.
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