Chapter 27: Rabbit
Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Xiao Yan was afraid of being found out from making the wrong noise. The small white ball of fluff trembled in Chu WuQing’s hands, and those long ears drooped, almost wrapped around himself tightly.
Seeing this, Chu WuQing couldn’t help but rub its ears. “A grade one Snow Soul Rabbit, proficient at learning tongues. You grew up around sheep, didn’t you?”
The other’s low voice was cruelly teasing, but to Xiao Yan, it was like the beautiful voice of the heavens, saving him.
That’s right. He wasn’t some mortal rabbit. He was a spiritual beast. Going baa was perfectly normal.
Seeing that Chu WuQing seemed to adore his current form, he gathered up the courage to lick Chu WuQing’s fingers, making a rather strange sound and narrowing his eyes in contentment.
The rabbit wasn’t satisfied with just a small taste. As if having found a new toy to play with, the rabbit soon absorbed itself in licking at the fingers, from their tips to their base to the palm of the other’s hand, like he was feeding.
Chu WuQing’s skin was rather thin and cool to the touch from his water spiritual root. It felt like soft jade in his mouth, yet ever so tender as well.
The rabbit’s mind drifted, getting almost drunk off the feeling.
When Chu WuQing placed the rabbit in his embrace, the rabbit felt like his soul was ascending.
W-was he going to become Chu WuQing’s pet?
At the thought that he was going to be the other’s one and only pet, the rabbit was rather excited, even perking its ears up, its two ruby-like eyes open wide and shining.
When it was enveloped in the scent of its owner’s embrace, the rabbit couldn’t help but make sheep sounds again, trembling from head to toe. Its round tail bounced with its body in its excitement. His previous licking hadn’t brought him punishment. Instead, he had been embraced.
Did that mean he could take it further?
The rabbit clambered all over Chu WuQing’s chest, nuzzling him everywhere, and messing up his originally tidy robes, pulling the collar open slightly. The rabbit discretely watched Chu WuQing’s expression and didn’t detect any displeasure. Instead, the other narrowed his eyes slightly, as if gazing at him with gentleness.
It seems like Chu WuQing really did adore his pet.
The rabbit was delighted. He thought himself ever so clever to turning into something so cute, swiping his paws at the hem of Chu WuQing’s robes. Soon enough, the somewhat loose collar of the robes opened further, revealing more of the inner robes.
A flash of cunning went through the rabbit’s eyes as it dived headfirst into Chu WuQing’s robes, surrounding itself with Chu WuQing’s scent. He could feel the soft flesh under the thin layer that separated them and when he brushed against that small bump there, he felt his heart trembling.
Was there anything better than this?
The rabbit shifted its body with feigned playfulness, pretending to accidentally stop on the small bump. He was still an infant rabbit, after all, so showing curiosity and confusion towards a small bud like this was perfectly normal.
The rabbit repeated what it had done to Chu WuQing’s fingers, tentatively reaching out with its tongue and licking the small bud. Seeing that its owner didn’t punish him for it, he grew bolder, like a child sucking on their mother’s teat. The inner robe grew wet and translucent, making the soft red bud just a little more visible through his clothes.
Chu WuQing narrowed his eyes, a sharpness flashing through them. He pinched the little thing in his robes with two fingers, grabbing it out of his robes. The little thing whimpered in his hand, kicking its legs pitifully.
The little rabbit tried to bump its nose against his fingers, trying to gain the other’s mercy through nuzzling him, but it couldn’t reach, only managing to rub the top of its furry head against Chu WuQing’s hands in its efforts.
Then when Chu WuQing put it back onto the ground, the rabbit went “baa” in objection, refusing to give up. He leaped and stumbled back to Chu WuQing’s side, trying to act innocent to win another hug.
However, all it got in return was a cold, “sit down,” from its owner.
No matter how much it wanted its owner’s attention, the rabbit was forced to sit. Its overly fluffy small body was drowned by the grass around it, but it still moved around in an attempt to gain its owner’s attention, even setting its sights on the guard behind its owner.
This refined corpse gave Xiao Yan a strange feeling. He had a high grade artifact that could negate the effects of illusion magic and give him warnings about the things around him, but it didn’t work against refined corpses.
However, Xiao Yan trusted his instincts. Perhaps… this corpse was like him. It was pretending to be a lifeless body so it could get close to its owner, wanting to take advantage.
Hmph. How could a corpse with a cultivator’s cultivation level compare to a rabbit that only gave off a low-level qi condensation stage aura?
As a baby rabbit, he naturally had to sharpen his teeth somewhere.
Rabbit Xiao Yan bounced towards Xin Ye, full of curiosity towards this big creature. He then bit the other with his small rabbit teeth. It looked like he was just playing around, but in reality, this pair of teeth was formed from a pair of razor-sharp blades that held sword energy refined with the power of his Path.
What was even more terrifying was the method of attack. This bite went straight through the other’s clothes with no damage dealt, but directly attacked the flesh and skin inside. Even a sturdy body like Xin Ye’s was left with two light scratches.
These marks surprised both Xin Ye and Xiao Yan.
To Xiao Yan, his blades were spirit level artifacts, and he had been able to defeat plenty of Golden Core stage cultivators with nothing but his own cultivation and abilities. That was why he, a Foundation Establishment stage cultivator, was able to rank on the WenXian Rankings that only accepted Golden Core stage cultivators. With his artifacts and his own power, even a Peak Golden Core stage cultivator wouldn’t be able to escape this attack unscathed without any special defensive spells.
Yet he had barely been able to scratch this corpse’s skin!
What was this corpse’s true cultivation level!?
Xiao Yan’s heart grew solemn.
Xin Ye was equally as shocked. He knew how sturdy his physical form was. What kind of power did this Foundation Establishment cultivator have to be able to leave marks on his body!?
This person definitely wasn’t harmless, but he was unable to speak. He was unable to tell Chu WuQing that this rabbit was actually a cultivator in disguise, nor able to punish the lowly human that attacked him.
As Xin Ye’s rage boiled, he felt the rabbit bite again, except this time, it wasn’t just a scratch. The other drew blood. For the first time, Xin Ye felt threatened.
For some reason, a thought popped into his mind: enough drops of water could erode a hole in a rock.