The Royal Princess Fox, 公主御狐 Chapter 13: Spiritual Intelligence
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A pair of intelligent eyes gave Ye Xing Tong an aggrieved look.
“I’m sorry, really sorry. You still have injuries, does it hurts? Do you need the bandages to be tightened?”
Ye Xing Tong carefully opened up the bandages on the little dog.
Then, she get a surprise again. Gosh, just kill her ba!
She rubbed her eyes and looked again.
The large chunk of flesh that was originally exposed and upturned to reveal the bones, it …. it …. it … actually recovered at least half by itself miraculously?!
She only dressed up the wound and didn’t even apply any medicine.
Seeing Ye Xing Tong looking like she saw a ghost, the ‘little dog’ threw a meaningful glance at her then buried itself into her arms.
Not letting it escapes question, she held its head to face hers.
With a serious tone, she asked, “Little dog, what kind of spirit are you?”
“Why you have four tails when I saw you earlier, and now you only have one?”
“How did you get hurt?”
“Why did your wounds miraculously recovered by at least half over the night?”
This was too strange, she has to figure it out.
She won’t keep a spirit with malicious intents towards her by her side.
Hearing Ye Xing Tong called itself a dog, a flash of cold light can be seen in its eyes and it visibly trembled once.
Dodging the question, it went back to lay down in Ye Xing Tong’s arms.
Ye Xing Tong was startled by its gaze just now, it looked very intelligent, just like a human’s gaze.
How can animal has sharp gaze like a human, she felt herself getting more and more abnormal.
Stroking her slightly palpitating heart in her chest, she absentmindedly touched the animal’s soft fur and softly asked, “Small puppy ah! Tell me, where did you came from?”
“You can understand my words, right?”
“Just now I was wrong, I shouldn’t throw you down on the floor, and shouldn’t be so serious in talking with you.”
“As long as you are willing to answer my question, I’ll bring you with me no matter where I go in the future, all right?
The little dog suddenly raised its head, unblinkingly stared at Ye Xing Tong with its black and bright eyes.
It seemed to be saying, “I am wiling to answer your questions, but you will have to take me with you.”
Feeling happy that the puppy willingly raised its head, she carefully thought and said, “Let’s do it like this ba, I’ll ask you some questions and you either shake or nod your head, all right?”
Looking like it understood, the little dog nodded.
Ye Xing Tong was overjoyed, happily laughed, “Ha ha…. you really understand me, this is actually a dog with spiritual intelligence ah!”
“I, Ye Xing Tong unexpectedly is able to meet a dog that can understand human language. God has let me reborn, so my luck has also changed for the better. Is this the legendary ‘misfortune leans on fortune, while luck leans on calamity'[note]祸兮福之所倚，福兮祸之所伏 : It’s a metaphor that bad things can lead to good results, good things can also lead to bad results.[/note]?”
“I am starting my questions now, are you sure you understand human language?”
The little dog nodded.
“Are you injured because someone is trying to kill you?”
The little dog hesitated for a moment, it nodded at first but shook its head later.
Ye Xing Tong was speechless, what does that means?
Perhaps she overestimated the dog’s intelligence.
Well, next topic then.
“Do you have any intention on me?”
The little dog shook its head.
“You want to follow me?”
The little dog nodded.
“Are you trying to follow me because I saved you?”
The little dog nodded.
“Are you a dog with spiritual intelligence?”
The moment the dog heard this question, it keep shaking its head.
While shaking, it also cried out the sound “Ao ao”, seemingly wanted to jump up too.
Ye Xing Tong was shocked, it didn’t like the question she have asked ah!
Well, ‘do not do to others what you would not have them do to you'[note]己所不欲,勿施于人 – Idiom[/note], she respected it.
Touching the dog’s head to console it, she gently cajoled, “Fine, I won’t ask you this question. Let’s ask other questions, all right?”
The little dog then stopped its movement and nodded.
All of a sudden, she thought of a question and decided to let it out.
“Since you can understand human language, can you speak the language?”
Bowing down its head, the little dog covered its eyes, neither nodding nor shaking its head.
Ye Xing Tong can’t help but gave a self-deprecating smile.
She really is….
It was just an animal, why did she foolishly asked if it can speak?
Seemed like she has became silly after reborn.
She held the little dog in her arms, her eyes looking at the direction of light shining into the cave.
The corner her mouth slightly curved, she softly murmured, “In the future, you and I will not be alone. Since God let me meet you, it’s our destined fate.”
“Now that I have decided to keep you beside me, I won’t abandon you.”
Sighing slightly, she said, “Now that Fu Huang knew that I flee from marriage, he will be furious. I don’t dare to go back.”
“Everything was my fault, wouldn’t that be great if I never met that man before?”
“On the surface, he looked so gentle, who knew he could be so ruthless. I have ‘eyes but couldn’t see'[note]有眼无珠 – Idiom[/note].”
“In the future, I will take charge of my own life, I won’t let anyone control me anymore.”
Speaking until the end, fire almost shoot out of Ye Xing Tong’s eyes.
Her pair of starry eyes radiated with coldness.
Seemed to be able to hear the pain in Ye Xing Tong’s words, the little dog tried to soothe her by rubbing its paw against her arm.
She can’t help but smiled, teasingly said, “You little thing, this sister didn’t pampered you in vain. Even know to feel concerned of me ah. Hehe…… Sister will pamper you more in the future.”
Upon hearing that, the dog stiffened for a moment and instantly struggled a bit.
Ye Xing Tong was caught unprepared so it fell down to the ground.
It seemed to fell on its wounds, so the pair of big and deep eyes were swimming in tears.
Distressed, Ye Xing Tong picked it up and wrinkled her good-looking brows.
With a hint of anger, she said, “You little guy, still struggle when you can’t move. Now isn’t painful to fall down?”
“You deserved it. If you move again, I will be cruel and not bring you together with me. You can go wherever you want to go.”
“You really makes me angry, don’t make me worry.”
The little dog learned to know fear so it simply closed its eyes and laid motionlessly.
Ye Xing Tong don’t know to cry or laugh, she put out her hand to wave in front of it.
“Hey, don’t tell me you are angry? I yelled at you because I was very angry. If I didn’t care for you, why would I get angry at you?”
“Haven’t you heard of the saying called ‘Hitting is affection, Scolding is love'[note]打是亲骂是爱 : Chinese words for those who want to know[/note]?”
“If it was other people, I, Ye Xing Tong would be too lazy to say anything, you should be glad.”
The little dog lightly squinted its eyes, a touch of self-deprecating and disdain flashed through and closed its eyes.