Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 73
Chapter 73: Chapter 73
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
The jellyfish flew slowly in the night sky. As it got farther and farther away from the green tree wall, the trees began to shake and quickly gathered together and formed the wall again.
At last, the disciple on the second floor of the house finally became relieved.
“Gosh— he left at last!”
She had been pretending to be calm, but now she collapsed and began to pant.
“That power, that feeling… could it be the ‘legendary monster’ that is often mentioned by Teacher Trian? Teacher Trian said that every legendary monster grows by eating numerous creatures, besides, their favorite food is the creature that has mutated and suddenly became intelligent as well…”
The disciple was talking to herself, and her body started to tremble.
“The outside world is really scary! The human would kill a monster, and a powerful monster would kill a weaker one, and even a weak monster would trick another… For me, a extremely weak creature, I should never leave this magical tower!”
“Oh? What are you then?” a sound came out.
The delicate female figure suddenly jumped and knocked into the table next to her. She was in extreme pain, but she did not even dare to make a sound when she saw the floating green jellyfish in front of her.
“How… how… how do you get in here?”
She was trembling so hard that it took her a long time to finish that sentence.
Sui Xiong smiled and waved his tentacles and said, “You are still too young and too naive! As someone who is older than you, I am going to teach you some life experience.”
“First and foremost, when you are frightened, you need to be calm or at least act calmly. If you can’t talk in a normal way, then just say nothing.”
The delicate figure nodded. Suddenly her hat fell off and her hair that was as beautiful as a sapphire was revealed.
“Secondly, never get too close to your enemies, since the closer you are to your enemies, the more danger you are in. We know that if you are in a fight with someone who is far away from you, you may still have a chance to live. If you ever let them get closer to you, you are certain to die.”
The delicate figure kept nodding.
“Thirdly, don’t ever receive anything from your enemies, and throw it away as far as you can! You received it simply out of your curiosity? You would rather instantly die than not have it? Have you ever heard that once upon a time, there was a kingdom, and the soldiers had been protecting the kingdom for almost a decade. One day, they received a wooden horse that was left by their enemies and took it into the kingdom. They never thought that their enemies would be hiding inside that horse. As soon as the horse was carried into the city, the enemies came out and killed everyone in the town and destroyed the kingdom…”
Hearing this, this delicate figure suddenly screamed. She hurriedly took out a notebook and began to write in it.
Seeing her quickly writing in the notebook, Sui Xiong was amazed and could not help but laugh. Then he asked, “Finished?”
“Yes, teacher!” the delicate figure said.
The next minute, when she realized she had been tricked by Sui Xiong, she immediately threw away the notebook and took out a golden magical scroll, planning to have a big fight with Sui Xiong. Right at this moment, Sui Xiong had already tightly surrounded her with his tentacles.
“Finally, talk too much!” Sui Xiong began to laugh aloud, “You need to remember, most of the bad guys are killed when they talk more than they should!”
Meanwhile, the disciple’s body began to shake heavily, and turned into liquid in the blink of an eye. The liquid flew to the ground and then became a young girl.
A blue Slime with a human form.
“Slime?!” Sui Xiong was totally stunned by the blue slime standing in front of him. “Are you really a Slime?”
Although she had managed to get herself out of Sui Xiong’s tentacles, she had also lost the magical scroll that could probably save her life. Now she was staring at Sui Xiong, terrified.
“Fine, stop acting like this. I meant to cooperate well with you.” Sui Xiong had no way but to hold up all his tentacles in surrender, “I was just joking with you earlier.”
Sui Xiong then looked around and asked, “Where is Master Trian? Is he really not here? No way… why would he, an advanced wizard who is going to step into the legendary world, leave his own magical tower? Don’t tell me this house is not a magical tower. I can even feel the magic power pond beneath the house.”
This girl was silent for a while. Feeling that she could never defeat this jellyfish, she just sat down on the ground and said gently, “Teacher Trian… has passed away.”
“What?!” Sui Xiong was surprised. “You must be kidding me! Judging from the magical tower as well as the huge magical array around this house, he is almost going to step into the legendary world! He died at such an important time? I may look a bit funny since I have a round head, but never think I am someone who can be easily tricked. I have already seen too much and done too much! You must have heard of the God of Redemption. I am good friends with him…”
“Teacher Trian died sixteen years ago.”
Sui Xiong became silent for a long time, and he sighed, “I am really sorry to hear this.”
This girl nodded gently and became silent again. She began to sob.
Sui Xiong shook his head and stopped in front of her. He shrunk his body, so he looked a bit shorter than she was.
“Have a good cry. You can lean on my shoulder if you don’t mind.”
This girl hesitated for a while, but still she leaned on his shoulder and began to cry very hard.
“… You mean Master Trian had been in poor condition for a very long time?”
“He meant to have a final attempt at getting into the legendary world, but he failed and died later?”
“He created you in his lab; in fact, you did not have any intelligence in the first place, but you somehow became intelligent. Master Trian made you his assistant and officially admitted you are his disciple when he died. He also named you Wendy and left his intelligence, as well as this magical tower, to you, and you have been living here ever since, am I right?”
“You have already acquired the spagirism, the technique of instilling the magic into a certain weapon and the medical knowledge, but because you are a Slime, you can only do all these with the help of the magical pagoda?”
“All these years, you have been maintaining the magical pagoda in good condition and making money by helping others to refine the gold and make magical weapons?”
“Did Master Trian ever tell you that ‘the humans will kill any monster they see’; ‘the humans would boil up an intelligent slime and make it some sort of medicine’; ‘everyone outside this house is a liar, only I would never hurt you’?”
Sui Xiong sighed and said, “It is really a bizarre thing that a simple-minded creature like you are still alive. It seems like the God of Fortune indeed prefers silly people!”
“You mean that Teacher Trian lied?” Wendy said rather unhappily.
Sui Xiong could feel that she respected and admired the late Master Trian very much, but she had gone to the extreme in this regard. Since she even believed that ‘the humans would boil up a slime with intelligence and make it some sort of medicine’, which was just bullsh*t— seriously.
You were also an expert on making potions and refining the gold. You had no idea what medicines could be made from a slime?
Sui Xiong had tried to change Wendy’s mind, but she was too stubborn. Soon, Sui Xiong had no choice but to give up on trying.
Luckily, apart from her extreme stubbornness in this regard, she was easy to be persuaded in other regards— or she was actually quite feeble. Sui Xiong easily made her agree to cooperate with him. Sui Xiong left his doppelgänger there to help Wendy manage the magic tower. Wendy had decided to stop all business in the coming months and agreed to focus on analyzing the body of the snake to find out how it could live for so long, so she could make some potion that could prolong one’s lifespan.
As a kind and merciful person, Sui Xiong would never to get rid of Wendy as soon as she had finished her work, so when he was making the contract, he made three plans on how to distribute the profits:
Plan A: Wendy could determine how much this formula would cost, and Sui Xiong would pay it off.
Plan B: In the future, Wendy would get ten percent of each potion whenever a potion was sold.
Plan C: Sui Xiong would give her one-fourth of the net profit in each period of half a year since she was the one who managed the potion business.
In a word, Sui Xiong was the one who owned the formula, and all the profit that was made via this formula should be his. He was the one to decide how to manage the potion business. Moreover, any other new formulas Wendy made in the future, as long as they had something to do with this formula, Sui Xiong should be the first one to buy it. Even if he did not want those new formulas, she would have to keep them secret for at least fifty years and could never sell it to anyone. If she did not want to do business with Sui Xiong anymore and decide to end the contract, the formula of the first potion she made belonged to Sui Xiong.
There were other rules, such as “one could never make any bad comments about the other”; “both sides should work together to advertise and sell it” and so on.
“What right do I have then?” Wendy said unhappily.
“The publishing right. You can decide if you want to publicize your formula; the right of paternity, you are the one to decide the name of this potion; the right to revise, you have every right to change your formula; and finally the right of owning this formula, I can never change your formula,” Sui Xiong said smoothly. “See, you are the boss in this business.”
“… Why do I feel like I have been tricked by you.”
“Never,” Sui Xiong smiled. “In the past, I used to draw pictures for a certain company, all the contents I mentioned earlier were in that contract too.”
“You once drew pictures for a company?” Wendy was curious about this episode.
“I did, but that was a long time ago…” Sui Xiong smiled and stopped talking.
He stared at the moon in a melancholy way and sighed deeply.
My hometown… Could I come back to your cradle in this life?