Wang Ling raised a light pink petal, closed his eyes and carefully breathed in its fragrance.
He felt that this scent truly fit the season.
These were just very ordinary sakura trees; compared with the various spirit fruit trees sold on the market that had been grown from the seed, sakura trees didn't have any spirit aura. Still, they were indispensable for adding to the atmosphere on school grounds.
This was exactly the kind of life he wanted...
Wang Ling fully enjoyed the rare serenity. He stood silently among the sakura trees, inhaling their pure fragrance. When he closed his eyes, it was as if he was the only person left in the universe.
Suddenly, his body jolted and he shivered unexpectedly!
Of course, it wasn't because he was cold from the wind; his muscles had spasmed completely for some other reason. His body would never feel cold, he was immune to all poisons, and before any virus could even enter his body, it would be destroyed by his powerful spirit energy molecules. As a result, he had never suffered from illnesses of any kind, whether minor or major, since birth — he didn't even know what it was like to have a cold.
His muscles did spasm on occasion, usually when he was in a solitary mood. This had nothing to do with the flesh but with the nerves. Wang Ling stood at the peak above all human cultivators in terms of cultivation realms, but very few would understand how lonely it was at the top.
The Immortal King wasn't an old man who chanted prayers in a dilapidated temple all day long, nor was he a Taoist priest disillusioned with the mortal world. When all was said and done, he was just a sixteen-year-old boy who also had emotions... Wang Ling himself said that he was already accustomed to it, but while he would never admit it even if he was beaten to death, in his heart, he was actually very lonely.
He walked ahead, treading gently on the soft sakura petals. As the cool wind brushed over his cheeks, he heard faint voices on the air.
Following them, he looked in the direction they were coming from.
Under a sakura tree not too far away, a few kittens were playing happily, jumping and pouncing on the petals that drifted down. These were ordinary stray cats, which every school had.
Sometimes, he quite envied these little carefree kittens that didn't have to worry about anything. When they were hungry, some school shit-shoveling officer would inevitably feed them; when they were finished eating, they could roll around and play; when they were tired from playing, they could flop down and sleep... they didn't need to worry about controlling their strength, and were unburdened by worries or cares or limits.
Staring at these cute little kittens, Wang Ling wanted to stretch out his hands to pick one up for a cuddle, but in the end, he still pulled his hands back after taking into account the weakening effect of the talisman seal.
Under the sakura trees, a pretty boy and a few romping cats... this should have been a beautiful picture of harmony between man and nature.
However, this kind of harmony could be broken sometimes, especially when a person was capable of using the Mind-Reading Ability...
While Wang Ling was watching the kittens, he could clearly hear the voices in their hearts.
The big cat that was the leader of the little group: "Look, this human has been staring at us for a while."
Second Cat: "He could be a pervert!"
Third Cat: "We should hurry up and leave! Just now it looked like he wanted to grab us!"
Fourth Cat: "I heard previously there was a pervert who especially caught cats to make them into kebabs... it's so dangerous here!"
Big Cat: "It's exactly two o'clock, Boss Zheng Tan has a meeting to chair! Let's go, go!"
Wang Ling: "..."
The cats all ran off in one direction...
Wang Ling had experienced plenty of this sort of embarrassment since his childhood, especially when the Dao talisman seal was weak. His aura would be much heavier than normal and animals as well as insects were usually more sensitive to such a dangerous aura compared with humans.
However, not all creatures were afraid of Wang Ling. Occasionally, a few dragonflies and butterflies would recklessly rest on his shoulder and hair...
Wang Ling started to walk in the direction the kittens had run off in. Before coming to No. 59 High School, he had heard about a small man-made lotus pond in its sakura forest through his Mind-Reading Ability.
This small lotus pond was newly built and previously there had been a small incident when a sparrow had drowned by accident... some mischievous students had nicknamed the sparrow Xia Yuhe, then set up a stele for it by the side of the lotus pond, which they named "Lake Little