Chapter 87 The Youth Was the Mountain Lord?
The man on the stretcher was pale, his forehead covered with a layer of sweat, looking miserable.
“How do you feel?”
Asked Fang Qiu solicitously.
“Flustered, upset, with an eager to vomit.”
The man answered with difficulty.
“Does it hurt?”
Fang Qiu asked again.
“The pain is already over. Now I’m a bit numb, upset and feeling like throwing up.”
Upon hearing his symptoms, Fang Qiu immediately turned to the group and asked, “Do you have sugar? Give him some with hot water. It should make him feel better.”
Someone answered at once.
Fang Qiu nodded and quickly turned around to fetch some short logs and vines from the wood.
Some expedition team members made a cup of sugar water in no time and fed the injured a few sips.
“How is it?”
Fang Qiu came over with vines and some short logs.
Said the wounded man gratefully to Fang Qiu. He then took over the cup and began gulping the brown sugar water.
Fang Qiu smiled gently as he placed his hand on the wound of the injured.
Scenes instantly came to his mind.
“Does it hurt?”
Fang Qiu asked.
“Not really. The upset feeling becomes heavy when you touch the wound. I actually feel a bit flustered.”
Answered the wounded. But before he could finish.
Fang Qiu’s hand suddenly pressed with force.
A crispy sound echoed in the quiet mountain forest.
Everyone was dumbfounded.
Once they came back to reality, they immediately closed in hastily.
“What did you do?”
“His leg is already injured. How could you pinch it? Is there any humanity left in you?”
Members of the expedition team questioned Fang Qiu with angry glares.
Their concern for their teammate made them forget how this man had just scared away a wolf!
A man terrified the wolf!
Fang Qiu didn’t seem to care about their glare at all. Fixing his eyes on the injured, he sincerely reminded, “Your leg was broken. I just set the bone straight for you. Now I’m going to dress the wound. No touching ground for one month and no using force for three months.”
As he said.
He picked the short logs and vines he had just found and tied the injured leg tightly.
Watching him bandaging and recalling what he had just said, the onlookers were startled.
“You know how to boneset?”
“I hope you set his broken bone right.”
“How are you? Any better?”
While questioning Fang Qiu’s skill, several of them asked the injured with concern.
“It doesn’t hurt anymore, and the upset, flustered feeling is gone. I don’t feel bad when he touches my wound anymore.”
Said the wounded, surprised with joy.
Everyone was struck dumb.
This mysterious young man had cured him?
After carefully binding up the wound, Fang Qiu urged again, “Remember what I have just told you if you want to get well soon. This mountain is home to many fierce beasts. You better get out quickly. I’ll help you drive the wolf further away.”
He smiled at the people around them.
Under the gaze of everyone.
He moved away quickly in the direction of the wolf’s retreat and vanished from their view in no time.
On the stretcher, the wounded man shouted to the direction where Fang Qiu had disappeared.
The rest of the expedition team came back to reality.
“This… What the heck has happened?”
The leader looked lost.
“Is he a doctor? But could a doctor be so young?”
Asked a man carrying the stretcher.
“How did he leave? Did you see?”
Asked a woman with red eyes as she looked around for Fang Qiu.
“I think… I didn’t see it.”
Answered another woman.
“How on earth is this man? This is too odd.”
Asked a teammate in disbelief.
“What did he say?”
Asked the leader, looking at the group.
“He said he would help us drive the wolf further away. And this mountain has many wild animals. He advised us to get out quickly.”
Replied a man carrying the stretcher.
“Alone, he’s going to oust the wolf?”
Asked the leader, unable to believe what he had heard.
The group looked at one another.
Drive the wolf further away.
A human drives a wolf away. Further away…
They all looked stunned in disbelief.
Looking back at the wolf’s response as the youth emerged when they were driven to sweat, they felt more horrified.
“But he didn’t have any tools.”
Said a woman.
“Now I’m not sure if he’s a human.”
Questioned another man carrying the stretcher.
After his question.
Everyone was silent.
No one could answer.
A moment later.
“We… Did we just encounter the mountain god?”
Said the leader with some emotion, “Otherwise how could he appear here so conveniently and fixed his broken leg?”
“And he scared away the wolf.”
“Who but the mountain god could do this?”
The group fell in a thought.
Their faces changed.
Is there really a mountain god?
“Moreover, an average man couldn’t safely make it so deep into the mountains. A group of us with all the efforts and equipment hardly made it this far. There was little we could do when the wolf showed up. This mountain is home to so many wild animals. He alone simply can’t get here.”
The leader continued to analyze.
Listening to his reasoning.
The group was more and more certain that they had just met an immortal.
“Let’s go quickly. We can’t stay on this mountain. It would be very dangerous if we encountered another wolf.”
Said a woman.
Everyone nodded and hurried down the hill.
Fang Qiu sensed the breath of the wolf and gave chase quickly.
He didn’t want the wolf to pursue that expedition team after his leaving, which would likely result in terrible consequences. He had already saved them once. He might as well do them one more favor.
It was easy why the wolf was scared of him.
In a distance.
He saw the confrontation between the wolf and the expedition team.
So he lifted his internal Qi from afar and released his own breath.
Filled with the internal Qi, his breath was overwhelming. The wolf, a wild creature living at the depths of the mountain, was very sensitive to the sense of danger.
As soon as Fang Qiu’s breath came close, it knew it was no match for Fang Qiu. It could even feel the air of death from Fang Qiu. So it ran away directly in fear!
Hunting is an instinct of wolves.
Likewise, escaping is another.
Fang Qiu could easily kill a wolf but he chose to scare it away.
Because he knew the wolf was under the first class national protection.
He couldn’t kill such an animal and he dared not.
Following the scent, Fang Qiu quickly caught up with the wolf.
Seeing Fang Qiu’s approach, the wolf growled as if saying.
“Why are you after me again?”
It abruptly leaped and rapidly gushed out.
Fang Qiu chuckled and carried on.
After about five kilometers, the wolf was still running.
Fang Qiu’s heart was no longer on ousting the wolf. It had been five kilometers and he was certain the expedition team had gone a long way.
This wolf wouldn’t be able to catch up anytime soon. If it did eventually reach them, the expedition team should arrive at a safe place already.
For this reason, Fang Qiu’s mind had long been not on the wolf. But the wolf was stubborn, running towards east this whole time. Fang Qiu found it rather amusing.
However, wolves couldn’t understand human languages. Fang Qiu had no intention to drive it to a different direction so it let it continue with the run.
After another 7.5 kilometers.
Fang Qiu was still behind the wolf.
All of a sudden.
The running wolf came to a sudden stop and let out a low roar.
Fang Qiu also stopped, looking forward doubtfully.
The wolf turned and threw an alarmed glance at him before quickly turning back to look at the dense jungle in front of them. It appeared anxious but dared not move forth as if something terrifying was waiting ahead.
Seeing the wolf afraid of advancing and scared of retreating, turning back and forth, flurried and frenetic, Fang Qiu raised his brows at once, letting out a puzzled sigh.
This dense jungle was very close to the place the old man had mentioned. However, Fang Qiu could clearly feel that there was no smell of blood or rotten remains in the forest. In other words, the place of bones and fierce beasts often described by the old man was not there.
If not, why was the wolf so afraid of going ahead?
As Fang Qiu moved on, he raised his eyes at the dense forest ahead.
As he got closer.
The wolf became more anxious.
The wolf stayed at the same place, circling around and growling at Fang Qiu after each circle, extremely flustered and alarmed.
Ignoring the flurried wolf, Fang Qiu narrowed his eyes and gazed at the depths of the forest.
Deep in the mountains, thick smoke began to rise.
“Is there a fire?”
Watching the dark smoke rising, Fang Qiu was startled.
His body moved and he appeared by the side of the wolf in a flash.
He knocked the wolf out with one palm slash.
Then he laid it in the bush for its safety.
He had no time to deal with the wolf at that time. He temporarily eliminated the hidden danger for the expedition team and went on to take care of the fire.
The internal Qi instantly filled his body.
He ran straight towards the smoke.
As a result.
Reaching the rising smoke, he realized there was no fire at all. In front of him was a cottage built halfway up a hill.
There was a vegetable field of a decent size in front of the cottage.
“Someone is here?”
Fang Qiu was shocked.
Why would anyone live so deep in the mountains?
And why was the wolf so afraid of this place?
Could this be a master?
Taking a closer look.
Thick smoke was rising from the chimney of the cottage.
Obviously, someone was making a fire inside the house.
Fang Qiu reached his backpack and remembered two-third of his water had been finished. He decided to get some water from the people in the cottage.
Thought and action.
Fang Qiu stepped out of the forest towards the cottage.
“Is anybody here?”
Asked Fang Qiu in the courtyard.
He couldn’t force his way in out of etiquette.
An old man at least in his 70s came out and looked at Fang Qiu in surprise.
Fang Qiu instantly focused his attention on the old man.
His eyes sparkled.
Trying to feel if the old man had internal Qi or not.