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859 Head Down the Mountain

 "It's meal time. After your meal, you can drink some water before going to fetch more," Fangzheng pointed to the table and said.

Only then did Chen Danian realize that it was already noon.

Chen Danian's rice was different from what Fangzheng and company ate. He ate Fangzheng's remaining ordinary rice, but it was still green northeastern rice which didn't suffer from any effects of pollution. It tasted a lot better than what Chen Danian ate at home, so he ate three bowls in one go! Then, without waiting for anyone, he raised the water buckets and headed down the mountain.

Fangzheng shot a glance at Red Boy who bitterly held his bowl and followed Chen Danian down the mountain. It was to prevent Chen Danian from accidentally stumbling down the mountain edge and dying.

Chen Danian's speed in the afternoon was obviously faster. Although he was panting in exhaustion after every trip with beads of cold sweat on his forehead, along with bruises from his falls, he felt a lot more spirited. When Fangzheng saw this, he felt a little more confident.

When night fell, Fangzheng massaged Chen Danian's legs again and used acupuncture to trigger his channels, stimulating his dead nerves and reconnecting the stuffed up channels. While Fangzheng did the treatment, Chen Danian started feeling as though his feet had a little feeling, but he couldn't be sure. After all, he had no had any feeling in his legs for years. He wasn't sure how it felt anymore, so ultimately, he thought it was just a mistake.

That night, Chen Danian slept with Monkey the entire night.

On the second day after an uneventful night, Chen Danian carried the water buckets down the mountain again. While distracted, Chen Danian took a few steps and struck his legs onto a rock. He subconsciously cried out, but having experienced falling so many times already, he managed to stand firm. Just as he was about to grumble, he suddenly realized something! He stared at his legs.

Red Boy smiled and said, "Amitabha. Congratulations, Patron."

Chen Danian looked at his legs in agitation, his lips shivering as a result. Pain! His feet had actually felt pain! How many years had it been? He'd already forgotten when his last feeling of leg pain had bee. Chen Danian wanted to laugh, but he also felt like weeping.

Chen Danian began to cry tears of joy as he quickly went down the mountain with the help of his crutches. But this time, he tried to place his feet on the ground every time he took a step. The more carefully he sensed it, the more he realized that he had regained the feeling in his legs!

"A godly doctor! A godly doctor!" Chen Danian mumbled as he went down the mountain.

He went down the mountain, scooped the water, went up the mountain, poured the water, drank some water, and went back down the mountain...

It was as though Chen Danian was on steroids. He ran back and forth without stopping. Towards the end, Fangzheng saw Chen Danian's arms shaking from utter exhaustion and made him stop. Only then did he sit down unwillingly for a rest.

"Master, will these legs of mine really recover?" Chen Danian asked.

Fangzheng laughed and said nothing.

At that moment, Chen Danian's cell phone rang. After taking a look at it, he gave Fangzheng an apologetic smile and headed to a corner to pick up the phone call.

"Dad, where did you go? Our whole family has been searching for you. Don't scare us, alright?" Chen Yingying exclaimed with a sobbing tone.

Chen Danian hurriedly said, "Yingying, didn't I tell you? Don't worry about me. I'm seeking medical help on the mountains."

Chen Yingying said, "Seeking help on the mountains? So many major hospitals couldn't do a thing, so you went to the mountains? This... Dad, come back quickly. Or tell me where you are. I'll go to you."

"Enough. Enough. I know you are worried about me. But I'm really fine. Don't worry. I'll definitely be there on your wedding day," Chen Danian said.

"You promised me! If you don't come, the marriage is off. And I'll never forgive you!" Chen Yingying wheedled.

Chen Danian laughed out loud. "Alright, alright, I'll definitely be there."

"Okay..." Only then did Chen Yingying hang up.

After pacifying his family, Chen Danian immediately requested to continue the water fetching. Fangzheng didn't stop him and nodded in approval.

Soon, the day came to an end. In the evening, Fangzheng continued helping Chen Danian activate his channels and cells. However, Fangzheng knew that this was just the beginning of the treatment. Although Chen Danian worked very hard, Fangzheng was also doing his best. However, to allow a person who had been wheelchair-bound all these years to stand up again like an ordinary person was just too difficult.

On the third day, Chen Danian could already clearly feel his legs. Furthermore, he could perform some simple movements with them. However, he still couldn't stand up. As he watched the time pass, Chen Danian burned with anxiety.

"Master, is there no other solution?" Chen Danian asked.

Fangzheng nodded and shook his head.

Perplexed, Chen Danian asked, "Master, what do you mean?"

Fangzheng said, "Whether you can walk is no longer dependent on This Penniless Monk but on you. If you believe you can walk, you will be able to walk. But deep down in your heart, you do not believe that you can walk; hence, you aren't able to."

Chen Danian was taken aback before he fell into deep thought. Could he really walk? After so many years of being disabled, with so many hospitals passing him the death sentence, this monk on the mountain had actually told him that he could walk in three days. Indeed, he was improving thanks to the treatment, but... Three days was just too short. Chen Danian also wished to walk, but every time he attempted it, he was alarmed to realize that he had forgotten how to walk!

"Master, I..." Chen Danian was about to say something when Fangzheng extended his finger and tapped him in the middle of his brows. "If you face a problem, ask your heart whether you can overcome it or not. It will give you the answer and strength you need."

With that said, Fangzheng pressed his palms together. "Amitabha. Patron, head down the mountain."

Chen Danian was still about to say something when he saw Fangzheng turn around and saw the time on his cell phone. Finally, he bowed at Fangzheng and turned to leave.

Out the door, Chen Danian turned his head and saw a huge white wolf standing at the door. On the wolf's head was a tiny squirrel, and by the side were a monkey and young monk. Looking at them, Chen Danian bowed. Although he had only spent less than three days with them, he knew very well that if not for Jingxin and Jingfa, he would have died umpteen times. If not for their constant encouragement and help, he would not have lasted that long.

"Eldest Senior Brother, Fourth Junior Brother, he's bowing at you. Wow, someone is actually doing this to someone other than Master!" Squirrel cried out in excitement.

Red Boy's eyes were filled with excitement as well. In all his years as a demon king, he had made countless people submit to him from his beatings, but this was the first time he had truly helped someone and received such a gesture of gratitude. This was an unprecedented feeling which left him warm. Without realizing it, he raised his chin... But his tiny face was still taut. He scoffed. "What's the big fuss? Who didn't bow to me back then whenever they were on my territory?"