Chapter 72: Heretics
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Old Master Fu looked at Lu Xiaocha with a smile in his eyes, but he was more surprised at the way his grandson interacted with her.
This brat had been able to do whatever he wanted ever since he was young, but he never played with girls because he felt that they were troublesome as they were delicate and liked to cry.
He’d never been so patient with anyone in his life. He even went out of his way to buy candied fruits.
He remembered the first thing the boy had asked him the last time he’d returned.
“Grandpa, is there a way for me to kidnap a kid back to be my sister?”
At that time, he’d chased the brat across most of the yard with his cane.
Fu Ye only told him about the zombies after that.
Today, he really managed to kidnap her back. The girl was indeed good-looking and looked obedient. Most importantly, she could even teach her unruly grandson a lesson.
“Xiaocha, can I bring some people to go see the zombie?”
Speaking of business, the old man became serious.
Lu Xiaocha asked, “Will you capture Yin Shian?”
“We need to estimate the threat of this heretic.”
“Heretic?” Lu Xiaocha handed the bamboo stick to Fu Ye and gave him a look.
To trade the stick for candied fruits.
Fu Ye’s lips twitched. He resigned himself to fate, took another stick of candied fruits, and handed it to her.
Old Master Fu saw all of this and the smile on his face became more and more obvious.
“That’s right, heretic. That’s the name we gave these guys. They’ve been around since ancient times, but they used to be called demons.
At that time, demon slayers were prevalent, so these guys did not bring too much trouble. However, demon slayers had basically lost their inheritance and there were fewer and fewer of them. Now, these heretics were gradually emerging.
In order to deal with these guys, the state has specifically set up a heretic bureau, and every one of the heretics we’ve found so far is a big threat to humans, so we’ll have to see it to be reassured.”
So heretics were demons. “Can demons become humans?”
Many of the demons in the novels she read could transform into humans.
Old Master Fu laughed out loud. “These heretics can’t transform into humans like in the books. They’re strangely shaped and are basically in animal form. In terms of looking like humans, the zombie you found is probably as human as they can be.”
Fu Ye leaned back in his chair and did not sit properly. The chair was being rocked back and forth by him, and he was fiddling with a lighter in his hand.
“Recently, I’ve been at the heretic bureau. Heretics are divided into seven levels. The lowest level is Grade D. They are several times stronger than human soldiers with the best physiques. The good news is that we can kill them with our current weapons.
However, it was very difficult to injure Grade C and above heretics with bullets. A Grade C heretic is comparable to a killing machine. It is destructive and bloodthirsty.
Grade B ones are even more difficult to deal with. They may even have some special abilities. Currently, the strongest prisoner in the heretic bureau is a Grade A heretic. It was captured after they mobilized the entire heretic bureau and lost more than half of their talents because of it.”
Fu Ye looked at Lu Xiaocha. “The dagger you gave me previously can be used to deal with heretics. With my current ability, with that dagger, I can kill a Grade B heretic.”
Even so, that group of people from the heretic bureau looked at him in disbelief for a long time. After all, only three people in their entire bureau could deal with a Grade B heretic alone. Those three people were now the captains of several squads in the heretic bureau.
“As for Yin Shian’s grade.”
Fu Ye’s lips curled up. “Child, you’re impressive. According to my understanding of the heretics, Yin Shian’s grade is at least Grade S.”
Grandpa Fu took a deep breath. “This is why the heretic bureau has to confirm it. If the heretic is really no threat to humans as Fu Ye said, it’s a good thing for us.”
Lu Xiaocha said, “Let’s go take a look sometime.”
An idea flashed across her mind. “Then if Yin Shian isn’t harmful, can you help him find a job?”
She was fretting over how to settle the guy.
Grandpa Fu’s eyes lit up. “If Yin Shian passes the trial of the heretic bureau, we can arrange work for him. What do you think, Xiaocha?”
Of course, Lu Xiaocha felt that it was awesome. After coming to this world, she had learned about this country. Being able to have a cradle-to-grave job in the government was something that many people dreamed of.
They agreed to go up the mountain together the next day as it was a school holiday.
She ate three sticks of candied fruits and Fu Ye refused to give her anymore. The little girl was so angry that she became a pufferfish.
“Then why did you buy this much? What if it melts?”
Fu Ye waved his hand and called someone over, handing over the candied fruits in front of the child.
“Refrigerate that for me. It won’t melt that way, will it?”
Lu Xiaocha was speechless.
Fu Ye found her angry look funny and poked her snow-white cheeks slyly.
“Eat less. If you eat too much, your stomach will hurt and your teeth will hurt too. If you get cavities, you won’t be able to eat anything. You can only have porridge then.”
The child quickly covered her face and glared at him fiercely.
“I’ll wash my teeth.”
“There’s no point in cleaning your teeth.”
Lu Xiaocha held the last candied fruit in her mouth and could not bear to chew and swallow it. She spun it around in her mouth. One moment, her left cheek was round and bulging, and the next moment, her right cheek was round and bulging. Fu Ye’s hands were itching.
“I’m going home.”
Lu Xiaocha read her brother’s message rushing her to go home.
Fu Ye’s eyes flashed. “Why are you going back so early?”
Lu Xiaocha stood up and stretched. “Then what should I do if I don’t go home?”
“You’re leaving already?”
When Old Master Fu came out of the study after settling his matters, he saw the young girl standing up. Now, he could understand his grandson’s feelings of wanting to kidnap her back to his family.
This child was to his liking. Unfortunately, she was not his own.
“Dinner is ready in the kitchen. Why don’t you eat before you leave?”
Lu Xiaocha stopped in her tracks and turned around to sit down. “I don’t want to leave. I just want to stroll around.”
Fu Ye looked at her with a faint smile.
Lu Xiaocha looked back confidently.
“Hahaha… OK. Is there anything you’d like to eat, Xiaocha? I’ll get the kitchen to prepare more for you.”
The little girl obediently shook her head. “No. I’m not picky.”
Fu Ye chimed in, “That’s right. She can eat anything and eats quite a lot.”
Old Master Fu glanced at his grandson. “What do you know? It’s a blessing to have a big appetite. Xiaocha is so thin. Eating more will improve your health.”
“That’s right!” Lu Xiaocha agreed with Grandpa Fu and nodded seriously.
Having a big appetite was a blessing. She was blessed!
After sending a message to her brother saying that Grandpa Fu had asked her to stay for dinner, she stayed behind with a clear conscience. Then, she had a rather sumptuous dinner at the Fu family’s house. Her stomach was so full that it bloated.