Is it just me, or did Zhuge Liang just get thinner?
Chapter 87. An Unexpected Meeting
It was a tiring day.
Cho Ryu Hyang stretched a bit, and lay down on his bed.
He could feel Un Hui’s presense near him.
He was bothered by it in the beginning, but the man’s presence comforted him now.
He had developed trust in the man.
He developed such feelings towards Un Hui.
Cho Ryu Hyang scratched his cheeks, and rolled on the bed.
It really was too big for him.
He looked up at the ceiling from the bed.
At that moment, he thought of something, and smiled.
When the rabbit took out its pestle, the strangeness of it all almost made him laugh.
But the only reason he didn’t do so was because of the insane amount of energy that emanated from the rabbit.
‘It was definitely enjoying it.’
The rabbit looked happy as it fought Un Hui.
It was enjoying the fight.
Unlike its cute looks, it was actually a vicious creature.
But why did the rabbit come at him?
He still wasn’t able to figure out why.
After thinking a bit more about the rabbit. Cho Ryu Hyang shook his head.
There was no need to think about the rabbit anymore.
‘Would it be about now?’
At this time, the rabbit should’ve reached the end part of the formation. It probably perished at this point.
Even if that rabbit survived till now, it still wouldn’t be able to get out alive.
That was because Cho Ryu Hyang had changed the end of the formation completely.
‘Disappear with the formation.’
He wasn’t interested in the rabbit at all now.
In his eyes, the rabbit was a dangerous existence.
That dangerous existence came at him without any hesitation.
Because of that, Cho Ryu Hyang was unhesitant to go all out in killing it.
‘The second gate of the 36 gates……’
The formation had a total of 40 gates, and every time a new door opened, a calamity would strike.
Out of all those gates, there was the 36th gate.
Cho Ryu Hyang had messed around a little with the gate.
He had made the immense energy contained on the other side of the gate go berserk.
As he had thrown in something that wasn’t supposed to be in the formation within that gate, it was entirely possible that the formation was going to explode.
It was his first time attempting this, but he was confident that he would succeed.
Cho Ryu Hyang paused.
‘Why did I think it would go well?’
Cho Ryu Hyang wondered as he lay down.
He just felt it would go well.
He just felt it.
Normally, he wouldn’t trust in his feelings like this.
He was unable to trust things like this.
‘And yet, I trusted them.’
Cho Ryu Hyang made a dazed face for a moment.
Come to think of it, anything he tried out in his head always became reality.
‘Is it because I can see the world with numbers….?’
Perhaps it was because of that.
Cho Ryu Hyang thought this much, then began to visualize the fight between Un Hui and the rabbit in his head.
Since he didn’t miss one beat of the battle, he was able to visualize it perfectly.
‘I would’ve done it like this here…….’
He thought this at one point as he watched the fight.
Then, he lifted his head out of curiosity.
‘Would it work?’
Could he become the fighter in this battle?
There was a 50/50 chance that this was possible. It wouldn’t be bad to try it.
After all, this was just imagining things, wasn’t it?
Cho Ryu Hyang began to focus.
After a moment, his eyes began to sparkle.
He tried fighting from the rabbit’s point of view, then slowly switched to Un Hui.
When he became used to it, he even became a third party and fought both of them.
This truly was a strange experience.
He was able to use the powerful moves of the Shura Environment and the Moon Edge Blade Technique.
They were moves that he was unable to use as of now because of his insufficient strength.
All of those moves were being executed now.
Cho Ryu Hyang was astonished.
Like this, Cho Ryu Hyang attained the greatest method of training–
He attained heartfelt thought (心想).
* * *
[Sleep, you little bastard……]
The rabbit stared at the house the boy was in from the mountains.
The rabbit’s eyes were very special.
Righteous Flamesteel Eyes (火正金眼).
They were eyes that were quite similar to the Thousand Li Eyes (千里眼).
Although Cho Ryu Hyang was in the house, the rabbit could still see him.
It could even see the threadlines on Cho Ryu Hyang’s clothing.
Buildings or walls were not a problem.
At this distance, it could see just about everything.
That bastard was rolling on the bed without sleeping from awhile back.
It would only be able to do what it wanted if the boy was asleep…….
As the rabbit complained like so,
Cho Ryu Hyang finally went to sleep.
The rabbit looked at this quietly for a moment, then grinned.
[Shall we go in, then?]
It didn’t know if the spell would work, since it had been a while since it last used it.
But since it was just using it on a boy, there was no way it could fail.
The rabbit took a few breaths, and refrained from laughter.
It was having fun.
It couldn’t wait to teach the boy a lesson.
‘Kuhehehe, I need to calm down.’
It wouldn’t do to get this excited already.
Things would only get better from now. It couldn’t be satisfied with just this.
The rabbit calmed its heart, and listened carefully for a moment.
Then, it leaned forward, as if it was going to fall on its face.
When it did so, its body turned into white mist, and flowed into the garden.
The mist advanced into Cho Ryu Hyang’s shelter.
The rabbit became surprised.
The boy was in front of it, but it couldn’t get near the boy at all.
The rabbit almost swore when it observed this phenomenon a bit.
‘Shoot! It’s a formation!’
The boy was prepared. He even put a formation around him when sleeping.
Was there even a need to be this careful?
It just couldn’t understand the boy.
After looking at the formation for a bit, the rabbit’s eyes sparkled.
‘There’s a hole?’
Just one place.
At the ceiling, there was a hole.
A hole just big enough for a single person.
‘Puhehe, I knew it. Did you think you could fool your elder?’
The rabbit refrained itself from laughter.
Its eyes were able to see through the truth.
It would be able to notice even the tiniest holes.
When it tried to enter the hole joyfully, it was able to see why the boy created the hole.
‘Keke, so it was for this masked person.’
A hole for one person.
Above that hole was Un Hui.
The rabbit looked down at Un Hui, and grinned.
The magic it was currently using, the Hidden Cloud Technique, was a very difficult magic technique.
Even if Un Hui was a harmonious expert, he was still human.
The technique the rabbit was using wasn’t something humans could see through.
The rabbit flew laps around Un Hui with a prideful face.
Although Un Hui wasn’t able to see it, the rabbit made fun of the man as much as it liked, then flew into the formation.
‘Kehehe, how shall I annoy him?’
After watching Cho Ryu Hyang for a bit, the rabbit smiled evilly and ran towards the boy.
Cho Ryu Hyang frowned a bit when the white mist entered his nose.
But he was unable to wake up, and went back to sleep with a peaceful face.
* * *
[What the hell is this?]
It managed to get into the boy’s mind, but all it could see was darkness.
To think it would be this dark…
The rabbit was amazed by the boy’s corrupt mind, and walked.
How long had it walked?
It was just about ten steps.
At that point, the rabbit turned its head sideways.
[So, who are you?]
When the rabbit said this, the space next to it distorted, and an old man with a fan appeared.
He had appeared.
He looked at the rabbit with a gaze of pity.
“Tch, I knew you’d come here, Pian Mu.”
The rabbit’s eyes widened in surprise.
[Eh? How did you know my name?]
Zhuge Liang smiled faintly.
“It’s written on your head, is it not?”
The rabbit, taken aback by the old man’s answer, moved back a step, and rubbed its head.
At that moment.
The ground the rabbit had been standing on started to distort.
Something had been activated.
[You, you bastard……..]
It had realized that it fell into a trap.
At the same time, it realized what this trap was, and smiled mockingly.
[You were a formations expert? Did you really think normal formations would work on me? Who did you think I am?]
Zhuge Liang shook his head with an arrogant face.
“Of course I wouldn’t be injure you with formations. After all, you are still a god.”
The rabbit’s eyes twitched.
How did this guy know about it so well?
And how did he manage to create an alternate dimension in somebody else’s mind?
It suddenly became nervous.
“But you see, this isn’t a formation. It was something that I made because of some annoying guest who came some time ago. It wouldn’t be as disappointing as you might believe.”
A hole formed on the ground.
A tornado could be seen inside of it.
The rabbit tried to get out, but clicked its tongue when it felt the sucking power of the tornado.
It looked at Zhuge Liang, and spoke.
[Formations cannot harm me. This is a useless act, human.]
“Well……. Who knows.”
The rabbit swore, and got sucked into the hole.
The hole then disappeared, and everything became normal again.
Zhuge Liang looked at the spot where the rabbit used to stand, and faintly smiled.
“Do not look upon humans lightly, monster god. This will be the small lesson I shall teach you this day.”
He closed his eyes, thought a bit, and spoke with a disappointed tone.
“I didn’t want to get involved with the boy’s affairs…….”
It would be cheating if he helped the boy too much.
Since getting his help would make things too easy, Zhuge Liang did not try to get himself involved with outside matters.
Well, he couldn’t help but intervene at situations like this, though…….
“There’s no choice if the boy keeps pulling in trouble like this.”
Other than that, how should he take care of the rabbit?
He flapped the fan a few times as he thought, and made up his mind.
The rabbit was something that lived pridefully all its life.
There was a need to humble it a bit.
“Doing that should help the boy a bit.”
Come to think of it, having a strange thing like this near the boy should be useful.
Zhuge Liang thought this as he observed the rabbit struggle in the hellhole he had created.