She's a Legendary Demon Hunter [Rebirth] - Chapter 21
It’s already past four o’clock. Why hasn’t that fat girl come back yet?
Fan Chen subconsciously glanced in the direction of the courtyard door. Not that he was worried about Mi Wan, he was just confused. Mi Wan had a consistent daily schedule. She would climb over the wall at one o’clock and flip back over the wall before 3:30 a.m. This routine lasted for nearly 20 days, and this was the first time for an abnormality to occur.
Did she get kidnapped by a human trafficker? No, can’t be. She’s too fat. Even if she were to be kidnapped, they won’t be able to sell her.
However, just imagining that scenario put a silly smile in Fan Chen’s eyes.
Suddenly, the courtyard door was violently pushed open, and a round figure haggardly stumbled through, before finally collapsing on the steps.
Fan Chen heard the rustling sounds of movement, and a green figure appeared inside the courtyard in a blink of an eye.
At the bottom of the steps, the round figure was pressed under a huge bundle wrapped against her body. Fan Chen moved the bundle away with a wave of his sleeve.
“Hi~~” Mi Wan greeted in a trembling voice. She had wanted to wave her hand, but at this moment, she felt as soft as a pile of mud.
“Are you… experiencing withdrawal?” He knew that Mi Wan’s original body was addicted to drugs. At this time, seeing her like this, that guess was obvious.
“When I… was walking back… my withdrawal symptoms… started acting up. I… I can’t… climb back for the time being, can I… stay here for a while…” Mi Wan said strenuously, “Soon… soon… it will be over soon.”
Fan Chen was silent for a moment and said, “I can help by pulling out your soul for the time being.”
Mi Wan’s soul was infused with the power of the Celestial Vine. If he wanted to, and the other party did not resist, he could extract out Mi Wan’s soul. He had planned to separate Mi Wan’s soul temporarily from her body, and then return it once her withdrawal symptoms subside, and spare her the suffering.
“No… don’t. If the soul leaves the body… the addiction… that… the body will not be able to sever the addiction. I… I want to quit.” Without the soul, the body would lose all feeling and reduce its physical withdrawal symptoms. If that happened, the addictive drugs in her body could not be expelled completely.
“It’s up to you.” Seeing that she refused, Fan Chen did not insist, nor did he wish to watch her undergo the sufferings of withdrawal, so he turned and returned to his bedroom.
Seeing him leave, Mi Wan breathed a sigh of relief. She did not want others to see her in such a mess.
It was as if the longer the interval between withdrawal episodes, the stronger the withdrawals symptoms would become. This time, the sudden withdrawal symptoms were far more intense than the previous ones. Mi Wan felt as if she was being roasted over a fire pit. Her body was hot and itchy. This itch felt like it was coming from the marrow of her bones. It made her want to rip through her own skin and flesh so that she can scratch the itchiness in her bones.
No, it’s all just an illusion. It’s all an illusion. Don’t scratch it.
Mi Wan tried her best to withhold the instinct to scratch and bite her body as she rolled on the ground in discomfort. But this was the Demon Bro’s courtyard, not her own bedroom. There was no quilt for her to wrap herself up in. In order to relieve her sufferings, Mi Wan could only dig her fingers deeply into the soil and constantly struggle.
Her fragile fingernails broke instantly when they entered the soil. Blood flowed down from her fingertips like withered petals.
Other than concentrating on getting past this withdrawal episode, Mi Wan’s brain was unable to process anything else.
At this time, a tender green vine emerged out of blood-stained soil. It quickly grew along the length of Mi Wan’s body. Like a mountain tiger, it fiercely grasped her body, ensnaring all four of her limbs as she struggled, so that her nails could no longer dig into the dirt. Then the vines continued to grow, and slowly straightened until the person was suspended firmly in the air.
Mi Wan had lost her consciousness at this time, but her body was still struggling involuntarily, thrashing about violently. Several vines were broken by her movements, but there would always be another one emerging from under the ground to replace the one that snapped. After going through the cycle for about an hour, Mi Wan’s withdrawal symptoms finally subsided, and came to a complete stop.
At this time, the sky was already bright and the sun was about to rise.
Fan Chen came out to the courtyard once more. Taking in the sight of the girl carried to him by the vines, and his eyes became sombre.
Mi Wan looked really miserable at this time. Her chubby little face was a shade of blue, and her lips were a bloodied mess from excessive biting. Her clothes and hair were also covered in grass and mud from when she rolled on the ground, and every single one of her nails… were broken.
It was evident that this shell she had acquired came at a steep cost.
Suddenly, sounds of movement could be heard coming from the courtyard wall next door. It was a sign that the staff inside have risen.
Fan Chen checked Mi Wan’s condition and knew that she would not be able to wake up for a while. Thinking back on how she would sneak over the wall every night and was afraid of being discovered, Fan Chen hesitated for a while before stretching out his hand, and received the person. The moment Fan Chen reached out his hand, the vines that entangled around Mi Wan retreated automatically and returned back to the soil. The grass bits on Mi Wan’s clothes and hair were blown back into the ground by a breeze, gone without a trace.
Holding a certain heavy person in his arms, Fan Chen silently spat out a curse. Then his body gradually disappeared into the faint morning light as he secretly went next door. Although he had never been here before, with his spiritual power’s perception, he successfully found Mi Wan’s bedroom.
Fan Chen laid Mi Wan on the bed, he turned around and was about to leave, when he seemed to remember something. Next, he turned back, opened up the neatly folded quilt on the bed, and tucked the unconscious girl under it.
After that, he teleported away.
— End of Chapter 21: Withdrawal, Part 1 —
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