I wouldn’t get stronger even if I got bald
“Ha ha, I didn’t mean to ask you to become a monk. You don’t need to protect your hair so fast.” Yu Hui probably found my movements of covering my head funny. Then she giggled with her hands covering her mouth and said that.
“I don’t? Oh, I understand now. I only need to study the Buddhist doctrine... But I don’t know anything of that. It’s impossible for me to understand those abstruse things, not to mention that it is written in Sanskrit which I don’t even know how to pronounce.” To be honest, I knew I was not a clever person. I could force myself to memorize things mechanically but comprehending the Buddhist doctrine was a whole other level for me. It was too hard.
“I know it is difficult for you to understand those Buddhist texts. So I won’t teach you the complicated ones, only one of the practical Buddhist doctrines which called ‘Counting Spell’. You don’t even have to read any obscure texts. There’s only one thing you need to do.”
“Counting Spell?” I had never heard of it.
But it was good to know that it was easy.
“You only need to count one to a hundred in your heart. But there are two restrictions. The first restriction is that you have to pause three seconds every time after you count a number. The second one is that you cannot think of anything else during the counting. If you violate any of the restrictions, you’ll have to start over until you finish counting a hundred numbers.”
“Sounds pretty simply. Will it really work on my evil thoughts?” It never occurred to me that the solution would be that ‘ordinary’. So I asked Yu Hui doubtfully with my eyebrows raised.
Yu Hui answered me with a smile, “Just have a try.”
“I see, I’ll do it now.” This spell might really have some magical effect. Perhaps Yu Hui would do something to me when I counted.
So I decided to have a try.
I closed my eyes and started to count from one to a hundred.
One, two... Ah, I forgot, I should have paused for three seconds. Then I started over again.
..., ..., ... I didn’t know if I had paused for three seconds or not. The time interval was really hard to control. Well, I guessed I would have to start again.
... Seventeen... Well, where was I?
Having tried about seven or eight times, I found myself even unable to count to twenty. So I opened my eyes and said sullenly,
“This one is harder than I thought...” I did have underestimated the difficulty of this ‘Counting Spell’.
The most difficult part was thinking about nothing but the numbers.
I considered myself a steady man and wouldn’t let my mind wander so easily. However, thinking of only the numbers was still impossible for me.
Because I needed to pause for three seconds. And that was long enough for me to think of other things. Moreover, during the procedure, I had wondered if I had already paused for three seconds enough from time to time. That also brought me back to the beginning.
It seemed that Yu Hui had already foreseen my failure. She said to me with the corner of her mouth hanged up,
“That’s why it could release you from the evil thoughts and suppress those desires.”
“You are right. It actually worked. If I can count from one to a hundred in five minutes, I might lose all my wicked ideas.”
As long as I counted numbers on a five minutes cycle, I would be able to control my mental state.
The thing she had taught me sounded more like a way to distract my attention. But it was a lot easier than memorizing the Buddhist texts.
What was more important was that it was quite simple so I could do it anytime.
This method suited me well because I didn’t believe that I would recall any Buddhist texts in some critical conditions.
However, there was still a defect of this method... “But I can only consider it as a precaution, right? What if I don’t even have the chance to count?” I asked.
Then Yu Hui nodded and answered, “If you really cannot control yourself, it’ll be hard for you to pull yourself out of that state on your own. So if you make any mistakes, I’ll take you down. So the only thing you need to do is to take great precaution.”
“Then I’m counting on you, Yu Hui. Don’t show any mercy on me by then. Just slap me on the face.”
Now I still had to set up a standard for me... When should I start to do the ‘Counting Spell’?
Well, when I started to touch a girl? No, that would be too late... After thinking for a moment, I finally decided to close my eyes and do the spell as soon as I couldn’t help staring at the body parts of girls.
The parts which were alluring to me were boobs, butt, leg, underwear, well... Maybe I should also includ the back, belly, as well as... neck, collarbone...
Come on! That was too hard!
Now I had to restrain myself from wanting to look at girls’ bodies. I found that a real grind. I might just poke my eyes out. Maybe I could even explore the eighth sense by being blind.
“Puff...” I didn’t want to seem too worrying. It was just there were so many girls around me lately. So I had to raise my line of defense... Now come to think about it, my good luck with women might be caused by my previous life.
“But casting the ‘Counting Spell’ is just a temporary measure. Don’t you have a way to eliminate my evil thoughts?”
“There is one which could get it done once and forever... However... I wouldn’t suggest you to use it...”
“Hmm? What kind of method? Tell me about it.”
After hesitating for a while, with her face turning red, Yu Hui turned her head and told me the method while pointing to my trousers, “You can also cut off that part of your body...”
“...” Self-castration, that was a way to end up all my problems indeed.
However, I wouldn’t get any stronger by doing that. So I would pass that.
I was the only son of my parents; I didn’t want to die without descendants.
I was really having a headache right now. Was I about to live a monkish life...?
“Don’t worry, please trust me. I’ll find a perfect solution soon!”
“Thank you so much... You help me every time and I don’t even know what to say. Is there anything I can do for you? Don’t mind, just say it. As long as I can do it, I’ll definitely satisfy you.”
I always paid back to the people who helped me and I would never forget about other people’s favor.
Yu Hui had done so much for me. She had even blocked the knife with her body for me. I owned her so much. However, I had never done anything for her... “Don’t say anything like ‘It’s my duty.’, just tell me what you want.” After I had said that, Yu Hui still waved her hands and wanted to refuse my proposal.
Ah, that was really troublesome. I would put it this way.
“Haven’t you said that you would listen to anything I said? Since that’s the case, now I order you to tell me something you want!” This should work.
I had to give orders to return her favor. How strange was that.
Hearing that it was my order, Yu Hui stopped rejecting me. Then she lowered her head uneasily and played with her fingers while saying haltingly, “Yes, I want...”
“Ki?” I only heard one syllable. Because her voice was so low that I couldn’t catch other parts of the word she had said. Then I asked her back.
Yu Hui became like a cat which was frightened right away. She retreated to the corner with her face turning completely red and covered her face, shouting,
“No, no, no! I don’t want a kiss!”
“...” Ki, Kiss?
“No, no. I didn’t... Because Jiang Xueqing has kissed you so many times and I have only kissed you by accident for once. I just want you to make it up to me... No, that’s not what I mean! I didn’t take off my clothes just now because I wanted to surpass your sister... Eh, what am I saying right now...” After realizing that she had said something she shouldn’t have, Yu Hui bit her tongue instantly. Then she covered her mouth due to the pain, with tears almost coming out of her eyes.
“...Ha ha...” It was unexpected to see Yu Hui’s loveliness.
Not only wasn’t she able to lie, she couldn’t hide any thoughts at all!
I even felt a bit shy about that... Then I would meet her requirement... Stop!
Feeling that evil thoughts coming up again, I closed my eyes immediately and began to count numbers. After a long while, I opened my eyes again and scratched my head, saying,
“Sorry, I really cannot do that right now. You know my mental state is a little bit... So, well... Can you change to another request?”
“No, it’s not your fault, Lord Jun Cheng! I shouldn’t have asked too much from you! I’m really sorry to trouble you!”
“Don’t get anxious, just relax.” Hearing my words, Yu Hui took a few deep breaths. After she had calmed down, she looked at me again and said,
“What I have said doesn’t count. I’m going to say what I really want... Can you please date me once? Just the two of us. If you are unwilling to it or don’t have the time...”
Again, stop spoiling me, Mother Yu.
I could handle the date. Then I agreed without any hesitation.
“Dating. That’s OK. I’ll be there anytime.” Hearing my words, Yu Hui bowed to me and expressed her thanks to me with a beaming smile.
“Thank you so much.”
“Perfect, just leave it to me.” I happened to have agreed on a date with Lian Bing. It was not a problem for me to date once or twice. I could handle that easily!
So, back to the problem I had at the beginning.
I needed to find a job in order to have enough money to go on a date.
I knew there were some Apps for looking for jobs. However, I found them quite unreliable.
And I really didn’t want to give out leaflets or deliver food. In fact, working indoors was my first choice.
Tutoring sounded good. However, my grades at school were actually average. And I didn’t think I was qualified to teach others.
Then what about working in a fast food restaurant or a supermarket?
Anyway, I should go out and have a check first.
Because jobs wouldn’t come to me by itself if I nested at home all the time.
Since it was too late, I would go for a stroll then.
“Lord Jun Cheng, you want to go out again?” After I had put on my clothes, Yu Hui walked by my side and handed me my wallets, keys and phone while asking that.
“Yeah, I want to find a job.”
“A job... Do you want to buy anything?”
“Not really. I just want to save some money. Now my wallet is totally empty.” By the way, Xiang Yuexun had already returned my coat and my wallet to me when she had visited me in the hospital.
However, though she had returned my wallet, she still took away all the money in it. In her words, she needed to charge those money as her medical (saliva) fee.
But Xue Qing told me that Xiang Yuexun actually had used the money to buy some tools for cosplay...
It turned out that cute girl liked to do cosplay. I believed her body shape was perfect for playing Lolita. I should ask when was the next time for her next exhibition and have fun there.
“Can I follow you?”
“Sure, I still need you to awaken me when I am not able to control myself.” I straightened my collar and said that with a joking tone.
“But don’t follow me 24/7 like that crazy stalker. I’ll be so uncomfortable then. You can come home at night. Don’t worry, I’ll also come home on time.”
“Sure, don’t worry. I know about the limit and won’t bring any trouble to your daily life.”
“Yeah, you are the most reliable person for me.” It was true that Yu Hui was the one I trusted the most. The trust I had for her had raised to the highest level which was equaled to the one I had to Xue Qing and my families.
Having got dressed and put on my glasses, I walked to the door. As I turned my head and wanted to say goodbye to Yu Hui, I found her already disappeared. She really was a mysterious girl.
So she would only show up when I needed her? I should call her Doreamon! (Laugh)
Now, let’s find a job.