“There’s a toad up ahead. I’ll see if I can control its soul.”
Feng Qingtian nodded and took her there. They saw a demon beast licking the blood of another demon beast that was already dead.
“Demon beasts will attack one another to survive when they can’t find food.”
While unused to the gory scene, Gu Bailu wasn’t too surprised. She knew that she had to face the cruel reality of this world.
Feng Qingtian let go of her and said, “Take your time. Don’t be scared. I’m here with you.”
Gu Bailu nodded. She wasn’t exactly scared of a demon beast.
She jumped out of the bushes. Hearing the noise, the demon beast turned around and stuck out a tongue coated with fresh blood.
It seemed to be mocking the idiotic human being who had shown up when it was in desperate need of food.
The demon beast stomped its foot and pounced at Gu Bailu.
Gu Bailu quickly dodged the attack and drew a star with both hands. “Ancestors, it’s time for you to demonstrate your power. Control it!”
The star soared and covered the demon beast with a dazzling light.
The demon beast glanced at her in disdain, wondering why this stupid human was lighting it up.
It jumped at Gu Bailu again, but suddenly cried out in pain. Tied up by starlight, it was as if something was being pulled out of it, and the demon beast collapsed on the ground.
Gu Bailu hurriedly threw the Soul Collecting Bracelet into the air. “Collect this creature’s soul.”
This demon beast’s level seemed too advanced for her to collect its soul on her own.
The Soul Collecting Bracelet turned in the sky and sucked in the soul of the demonic beast.
Staring at the soul, Gu Bailu commanded, “Listen, I am your master from today onward. Now, stand up and bury this beast.”
The soul was quite recalcitrant. It struggled and tried to charge at her.
Gu Bailu sweated hard. Why was the soul so disobedient?
Shouldn’t it be doing whatever she asked it to do?
Gu Bailu grabbed the Soul Collecting Bracelet and stored the demon beast’s soul in it.
But after she put on the bracelet, the soul simply ran amok inside, and her hand shook.
Feng Qingtian approached her and asked, “What’s wrong?”
“I can collect the soul, but I can’t control it; it’s still struggling.”
“This beast is a special one. It’s not big, but it’s very strong. Your level might not be high enough for you to control it yet.”
Gu Bailu nodded. She knew as well that she couldn’t be hasty.
She might as well try with lesser creatures.
However, after testing it on a few rabbits, she still failed to command them.
Gu Bailu was frustrated. She had always thought that after her family skills leveled up, nobody would be able to take advantage of her.
That was why she had been working so hard to do good things.
As it turned out… She had nothing but a Heavenly Eye.
And the Heavenly Eye didn’t work with every person, either.
She suddenly wondered if her family skills were worth practicing at all.