Konoha Hypocrite - Chapter 134
The next morning.
The birds outside the window chirped incessantly, looking for food.
Uchiha Tunan woke up from the bed in the hotel and left Fenghuo Street to Fire Temple.
The clear sky in late autumn was like a calm blue sea that stretched as far as the eye could see. The white light on the horizon danced in the air, like the ripples on the surface of the sea.
The decaying yellow leaves floating in the sky decorated the blue sea with the color of human fireworks.
The stairs up the mountain were full of leaves, and an old monk was diligently cleaning with a large broom.
“Clang, clang, clang…”
When the sun rose, the clouds above the Fire Temple seemed to be suddenly lifted by a giant hand.
Thousands of rays of golden light gushed out, reflecting the red glow for half a day.
In the unpredictable clouds, a blood-red sun wheel appeared, illuminating the entire mountain and valley in gold, full of autumn.
Along with the morning bell ringing, two young monks opened the door.
A group of pilgrims who had been waiting for a long time swarmed into the temple.
These people were here to compete for the first incense of today.
The temple reflected in the green trees, the apricot yellow walls, the greenish-gray palace ridge, and the greenish-green towering ancient trees were all bathed in the freshness of autumn, making it seem especially solemn and mysterious.
The thousand-year-old ancient camphor covered the open space in front of the temple, the lotus flowers in the big lotus pond surrounded by white stone fences were pink, and a carved stone arch bridge crossed the streets.
Uchiha Tunan walked leisurely on the stone bridge.
He heard the prayers in the temple and the chanting of the scriptures…
“Buddha, please bless my father to get better soon.”
“Merciful Bodhisattva, please bless my granddaughter to be safe and sound for the rest of her life.”
“She should have someone she likes recently,”
“If that person is good, please bless them to be together.”
“Buddha, last time I paid my respects to you, I won at first, but later I lost the money.”
“This time I sold the house, please bless me to flip the book.”
“If we lose again, our family won’t be able to survive.”
“You can’t just watch us die.”
Uchiha Tunan walked into the hall and stood behind the believers. He raised his head to look at the huge Buddha statue inside.
The Buddha statue here was somewhat similar to the one Uchiha Tunan had seen in the temple in his previous life.
The Buddha statue was extremely tall, sitting upright in the main hall. It was golden in color, but it also had a sense of bronze.
There was a piece of roof above the Buddha statue that seemed to be covered with glass, as if it had opened a skylight for the main hall.
The light from the outside spilled in and shot directly into the Buddha statue, making it a bit dazzling, giving people a sense of majesty.
However, the Buddha statue here did not pinch its fingers. Instead, it sat cross-legged with both hands on its knees. Its eyes seemed to be looking down at the believers below.
Uchiha Tunan’s gaze slowly moved to the eyes of the Buddha statue.
At this moment, the sounds of prayer and chanting seemed to be gradually fading away, and the entire world became quiet.
It was as if Uchiha Tunan was separated by time and space, looking at the existence in the darkness.
“Benefactor, please don’t block the way.”
After an unknown period of time, the voice of a monk rang out next to Uchiha Tunan.
Uchiha Tunan looked straight into the eyes of the Buddha statue. The corners of his mouth curled up slightly. He turned around and went to the Merit Box. He took out a thick stack of bills and stuffed them in.
The monk’s eyes lit up. He immediately clasped his hands together and bowed to Uchiha Tunan. “Benefactor, your merits are boundless. Buddha will bless you.”
Uchiha Tunan continued to look straight into the Buddha statue’s eyes and said lightly, “I hope so.”
Then he clasped his hands together and bowed to the Buddha statue. He stood up and said to the monk,
“My name is Uchiha Tunan. I am a ninja from Konoha. I wish to meet Master Jigo.”
The monk suddenly realized something and said, “So you are a ninja. Please follow me.”
The two of them passed through several courtyards and corridors and arrived at a stone table in a small courtyard.
The courtyard was simple and elegant, and it was cleaned up. It was simple and tidy, making people feel comfortable looking at it.
“Ninja, please sit here for a while. I will go and pass on the message.”
Uchiha Tunan nodded and sat down on the stone bench.
After a while, the monk hurried over with a teacup teapot. He placed the teapot on the stone table and filled the tea for Uchiha Tunan.
“Sorry, the host is seeing a guest. Please wait a moment.”
“It doesn’t matter.”
Uchiha Tunan picked up the teacup and took a sip, beginning to listen to the voice in the wind.
“Master Jigo, the Lord is very satisfied with what happened last time.”
“Although we are monks, we are still citizens of the Kingdom of Fire. This is what we should do.”
The Lord’s promise will soon be fulfilled.
“It’s just that there is a shortage of manpower in the mansion, so the Lord asked me to bring you the money for the construction of the temple. “
“Thank you, Master Da Kong.”
“Then I will take my leave.”
Soon, Uchiha Tunan heard footsteps approaching from afar.
He saw a middle-aged man with white hair appear at the corner of the corridor. His footsteps were a little hurried, as if he was very busy.
When the middle-aged man passed by Uchiha Tunan, the two of them looked at each other.
Uchiha Tunan could clearly see a hint of surprise in the middle-aged man’s eyes.
Uchiha Tunan also recognized that this man was his immediate superior in Fire Capital, the leader of the Guard Mansion, who went to the river.
However, when he secretly observed him before, he was not so old.
How long had it been, and he was already so haggard?
At this time, the monk also rushed over and clasped his hands together towards Uchiha Tunan.
“Lord Ninja, please follow me.”
Uchiha Tunan stood up and returned the greeting. “Sorry to trouble you.”
The two of them had just reached the corner of the corridor.
Uchiha Tunan’s footsteps slowed down slightly as he looked behind him, intentionally or unintentionally.
Just a moment ago, Uchiha Tunan discovered that Shanghe Dakong had left the Temple of Fire.
The sudden burst of chakra fluctuation was not inferior to that of the elite Jounin, and disappeared in a few breaths.
This speed, even in Konoha, was very good.
Logically speaking, with the strength of the elite Jounin, Uchiha Tunan would not feel that it was too outrageous.
The key was that his chakra gave Uchiha Tunan a very strange feeling.
However, Uchiha Tunan only kept this conjecture and waited for an opportunity to investigate later.
Soon, the two came to the door of Jigo’s room.
The monk opened the door for Uchiha Tunan and said, “Benefactor, we’re here.”
Uchiha Tunan walked into the room.
Jigo, who was meditating inside, opened his eyes. A smile appeared on his face.
“Tunan, why are you here?”
Uchiha Tunan smiled and took out a rough little gift box from his ninja bag and handed it to Jigo.
“I recently took a leave of absence to travel around the village to relax.”
“This is a gift I brought for you, Master.”
Jigo quickly waved his hand and said, “Tunan, I am a monk. I don’t accept gifts.”
Uchiha Tunan immediately opened the gift box and pointed to the item inside, explaining,
“This is not a valuable item, but a health product I brought for you in Konoha.”
“It has the effect of clearing your mind and calming your sleep.”
Jigo raised his eyebrows and looked at the medicine bags inside. He asked, “Health products? Is this medicine?”
Uchiha Tunan nodded and said,
“Health products are also a type of medicine. There are basically no side effects”
“Of course, the dosage is not too high.”
“Every day before going to bed, he would make a packet and sleep soundly at night.”
Jigo thought for a moment. This kind of thing did not look expensive.
Although he did not need it, he could not let it chill the other party’s heart.
He immediately took the gift box and placed it aside.
“Then I’ll accept it. You’re so considerate.”
“Why are you looking for me this time?”
Uchiha Tunan shook his head lightly. “Nothing much. I was just passing by and taking a look.”
Seeing that Uchiha Tunan was not looking for him for something, Jigo immediately stood up and said,
“I see. Later, I am going to talk to the monks. You can also come and listen.”
“I will take you around the Fire Temple in the afternoon.”
A look of embarrassment appeared on Uchiha Tunan’s face as he said, “This is too much trouble for you. I can just take a look at it myself.”
Jigo smiled kindly and said, “There is no need to talk about whether it is troublesome or not. We are guests from afar. It is only natural.”
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