She's a Legendary Demon Hunter [Rebirth] - Chapter 18
“I’ll pay for it. I’ll pay for it. Don’t hit it.” When the old man said he wanted to pay for it, the big dog that remained quiet since the old man appeared, suddenly began struggling fiercely and barking incessantly.
“Mao Mao, don’t move. Grandpa will take you to see a doctor later.” The old man gently patted the dog’s head, signaling it to quiet down. “How much is it?”
The three of them looked at each other. Finally, the man in striped clothes said, “We operate a supermarket. This dog of yours snuck into our supermarket every once in a while and bit a lot of stuff. Three quilts, some clothes and shoes… We haven’t tallied the specific losses, but they should amount to at least 7,000 to 8,000 yuan.”
“7,000 to 8,000?” The old man’s face changed.
“Woof woof…” The big dog tried really hard to stand up, but it was too badly injured and its legs were broken, so no matter how hard it tried, it could not stand up.
Hearing the big dog’s whimper, the old man’s eyes looked determined and said, “I only have 2000 yuan now. Can I pay you the rest of it when I get my salary next month?”
“Woof! Woof woof!” The big dog used its head to nudge the old man, but it was held down. The old man even patted it gently, indicating to be quiet.
“I can show you the deposit slips.” The old man pulled out his deposit book from his pocket and even took out his ID card. “I can give you my ID card as collateral as well. I work as a sanitation worker in this street. You can come find me anytime. I promise you that I won’t skip out on the debt. Also… I still have a few hundred yuan on me, and I can give it to you, but… can you leave me 200 so that I can treat Mao Mao’s injuries?”
“…” Watching the old man’s thin hands holding out his deposit slips and ID cards, the three felt awkward.
There were patches on the old man’s clothes, and he looked to be at least 60-years-old. In addition, judging from the old man’s hands full of calluses, they could see that the old man was not lying, and indeed had no money.
“Old man, we don’t need you to compensate us. Let’s just assume the dog isn’t yours. Is that okay?” They didn’t have the heart to take his money. What’s more, they were also being watched by outsiders at this time.
“Then… can you let me take Mao Mao away?” The old man asked in a trembling voice.
“No, we can’t spare this dog.” The man in blue and white stripes remembered the intense glare from the big dog. As long as it lived, it would come back to get its revenge on them in the future.
“I’ll pay for it. I’ll pay for it. I’ll pay you no matter how much it costs. Please don’t hurt it.” The old man held the dog tightly in his arms, fearing it might be beaten to death by the men in front of him.
“Old man, you don’t have any money at all.”
“I have some. I’ll go borrow it. I’ll sell my phone. I can also get an advance on my salary. In another two days, my retirement pay will also come in. I’ll give it all to you.”
“Woof Woof! Woof Woof Woof!” The big dog in the old man’s arms began to struggle again. With great effort, it broke free from the old man’s grasp and dragged its blood-stained body towards the nearest man.
“Woof, woof…” (Kill me instead! Don’t take old man’s money!)
Mi Wan who was quietly observing from the side, looked thoughtfully at the bloody hound. To think she didn’t recognize it sooner.
It’s a demon?
When the man saw the dog crawling over, he thought that the dog was going to bite him again, so he picked up his wooden baton and swung it towards the dog’s head. Seeing this, the old man instinctively rushed over to shield it. Mi Wan was shocked and hurriedly ran over to stop the attack, but she only had time to hold back half the force. The baton fell firmly against the old man’s thin and weak shoulder.
“Oooo” The old man cried out in pain.
“Woof!” (Old man!)
“Old man.” The man never expected the old man would race over, and was dazed from shock. “Are you… are you okay? I didn’t mean to.”
“It’s okay, it’s okay.” The old man did not stop to check on his own injury and focused on shielding the barking dog in his arms. “Please don’t hurt it. I’ll pay you. I… I have 500 yuan on me, I’ll give all of it to you.” The old man rummaged through all the pockets on his body, gathered about five hundred yuan, and handed it over to the other party.
“Sir, why are you so protective of this dog?” The man who accidentally beat the old man asked.
“I don’t have any other relatives in my life. I usually have Mao Mao accompanying me by my side. It’s equivalent to being my family,” The old man explained.
The old man had considered the dog as his grandson. The three men glanced at each other. Finally, the man who hit the old man came forward to apologize, “Old man, it was also my fault that I hit you just now. How about this? You don’t need to pay us. Just consider it as compensation for what I did to you.”
“What about Mao Mao?”
“Take this dog with you too, but on one condition. You must not let it come out and bite anything in the future,” the man said.
“Okay, I’ll make sure of it.” The old man agreed readily, “Thank you, thank you all so much.”
In addition to blocking the blow from the baton, Mi Wan remained silent as she observed the dog in the old man’s arms. At this time, she even heard the big dog howl at the man with resentment: (Just you wait, I will bite you to death later.)
“Hey… are you okay?” After dealing with the old man, the man turned his attention towards Mi Wan. He knew that if this girl hadn’t stopped him just now, with him exerting all his strength in the blow, something worse could have happened to the old man that would result in a lifetime of retribution.
“Oh, I’m fine. My hand just hurts a little.” She had blocked the wooden baton in a hurry, and bent her twisted wrist in the process.
“I apologize for that. Here…” The man fished through the pockets on his body and along with his two friends, collected about a thousand yuan and handed it to Mi Wan. “This money is for you to buy a tonic to help treat your wound. I’ll leave you a phone number too. If you have any problems with your hand later on, you can contact me at any time.”
In reality, he could tell that Mi Wan’s hand was fine. His 1,000 yuan was to thank Mi Wan for her attempt to stop him.
At first, Mi Wan didn’t want to take it. After all, she just twisted her wrist, and her spiritual power had restored it in no time. However, seeing the old man and the dog on the ground, she suddenly changed her mind and accepted the money.
After the three men left, the old man attempted to leave with his dog, but his strength was too weak and his shoulder was injured. After trying several times, he was still unable to pick up the dog.
“Let me do it,” Mi Wan said.
“Mao Mao is very heavy.” Although his dog didn’t look very big, the muscles and flesh on its body were particularly dense.
“Look at my body, you think I’m not strong enough?” Mi Wan did not wait for the old man’s answer as her hands slipped under the big dog’s body, scooping it up easily. “Where are you going?”
“There’s a pet hospital down the northern road.” The old man hurriedly got up and led the way.
“Woof woof~~” (Don’t go to the hospital, it’s too expensive. Old man, where will you get the money?”
“Shut up!” Mi Wan couldn’t help but growled in a low voice. This dog is so noisy.
What are you barking for? The old man can’t even understand you.
“What did you say?” The old man turned around.
“I wasn’t talking to you,” Mi Wan replied.
“…” The large dog suddenly raised its furry head.
Along with its tail.
—End of Chapter 18: The old man and his dog, Part 2 —
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