Coming out of the panda exhibit, Song Jun and Xia Hongshen met Long Xing and Xi Anling coming towards them.

       Song Jun became nervous reflexively when he saw Xi Anling and ran to buy her an ice cream.

       Xi Anling took it and took two bites, suddenly feeling that Song Jun was plotting against her, and said angrily, “You want me to eat more and get fatter, right?”

       Song Jun expressed that he was wrongly accused.

       Xia Hongshen said, “Alright, just eat what you want to have.”

       Xi Anling felt aggrieved, but she still couldn’t help finishing the ice cream.

       After returning to the dormitory in the evening, Xia Hongshen went to take a shower, and Song Jun used his laptop to surf the internet in his room. After playing for a while, he saw a QQ1messaging app pop-up window showing that Feng Junyuan had sent him a file.

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment and realised that Xia Hongshen’s QQ was hanging on this computer.

       He received Feng Junyuan’s compressed package and asked, “What?”

       Feng Junyuan replied, “For you.”

       Song Jun was confused. After unzipping the zip file, he found that there were more than a dozen photos in the folder. When he opened it, he found that they were all photos taken at the zoo today.

       Feng Junyuan used his mobile phone to take pictures of lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs in the zoo. Except for the lions, Song Jun couldn’t tell whether the other big cats were male or female.

       Anyway, when he heard Xia Hongshen open the door and come in, he immediately closed the photos and deleted them all so as not to show Xia Hongshen those various nude photos.

       Xia Hongshen still had moisture on his body. He walked up to Song Jun and asked him, “What are you doing?”

       Song Jun shook his head and said, “Nothing.”

       Xia Hongshen picked him up and put him on his lap.

       Song Jun reached out and gently brushed Xia Hongshen’s hair, just like how they did for many years.

       Xia Hongshen rested his head on Song Jun’s shoulder lazily.

       Song Jun suddenly said to him, “Let me teach you what lovers would do.”

       Xia Hongshen raised his head to look at him and said, “Okay.”

       As dawn approached, Song Jun lifted the hand that Xia Hongshen had wrapped around his waist and sat up from the bed. Since his soul was restored, his physical condition has improved significantly. For example, at this moment, he had enough energy to go to the bathroom and take a shower by himself.

       He thought of taking advantage of the situation before dawn; otherwise, it would be embarrassing if he bumped into Bu Hui when he got up later.

       As a result, as soon as Song Jun got out of bed, he was stopped by Xia Hongshen and dragged back.

       Xia Hongshen rolled over and sat on him.

       Song Jun cried bitterly, “Senior Brother Xia, stop making trouble.”

       Xia Hongshen obviously refused to give up easily. When Song Jun wanted to sit up, he pushed him back.

       Song Jun tried his best to turn over and crawled under the bed.

       Xia Hongshen suddenly showed his sharp claws and nailed Song Jun on the side of his head.

       Song Jun was startled and then felt something rubbing against his naked back. Without looking back, he could guess that it was Xia Hongshen who had shown his monster form at that time.

       Xia Hongshen bit Song Jun’s neck with his fangs, preventing him from escaping.

       Although he felt that the opponent was restraining his strength and did not want to bite him, Song Jun still refused to do it. He simply showed his original form, and a hard bronze sword fell to the ground with a clatter.

       Despite this, Xia Hongshen still took him to bed, and Song Jun didn’t want to remember what happened next.

       By the time Song Jun opened the door and wanted to take a shower, it was already dawn.

       He was in a daze. As soon as he opened the door, he saw Bu Hui passing by.

       Song Jun was startled and quickly closed the door.

       Bu Hui had already seen Song Jun. He ran over and knocked on the door curiously, asking, “Is it Song Jun? Why are you in the Senior Brother’s dormitory?”

       Song Jun leaned behind the door, not knowing how to answer him.

       In the end, Xia Hongshen walked over to him, opened the door, and said to Bu Hui, “He’s working on his paper.”

       After he heard Xia Hongshen say that, Bu Hui tacitly accepted that Song Jun was writing his thesis with Xia Hongshen guiding him through the night. He didn’t seem to find anything wrong and responded with an “Oh” before heading towards the water room.

       Later, when Bu Hui went out, Song Jun went to the water room to take a shower and then went back to his room to change clothes. He had to go to work at the appraisal centre today, and the senior sister should be discharged from the hospital this week.

       When he was going out, Song Jun saw Xia Hongshen transforming into a little black cat and waiting for him at the door.

       When Song Jun came out, the little black cat came over to tug off his trousers and wanted to follow him.

       Song Jun had no choice but to carry it along with him.

       Throughout the morning, the senior sister who was discharged from the hospital was trying to tease the little black cat, but the little black cat didn’t pay much attention to her. When it was bored, it would circle around Song Jun’s feet.

       The senior sister squatted next to the cat, reached out, tugged the tail of the little black cat, and said enviously, “How did you raise a cat to be so well-behaved?”

       Song Jun forced a smile and said, “Probably because of the breed.”

       The little black cat with nothing to do accompanied Song Jun for the whole day at the appraisal centre, and when there was nothing to do in the afternoon, it lay on Song Jun’s lap and slept.

       When he got off work in the afternoon, the senior sister had already left. Xia Hongshen asked Song Jun to go to Ling Xiao’s bar with him in the evening.

       Song Jun still hadn’t forgotten the time he went to the other person’s bar to cause trouble. He suddenly became a little nervous and asked, “Why do you want to go to his bar?”

       Xia Hongshen put a hand on his shoulder and said, “I want to tell them about the Demon Market.”

       Having said this, Song Jun asked curiously, “Do you know who the new City God is?”

       “It is temporarily vacant,” Xia Hongshen said. “The magistrate and The Lord Magistrate of Yin and Yang Division will manage internal and external affairs until suitable candidates are available.”

       Song Jun nodded when he heard this.

       In the evening, as soon as Xia Hongshen and Song Jun walked into Ling Xiao’s bar, the atmosphere in the entire bar suddenly became tense.

       Xia Hongshen casually sat down on the sofa next to him, and all the demons around him moved away.

       Xiang Wenxi ran over aggressively and said, “What are you doing here?”

       Xia Hongshen said, “Going clubbing.”

       Xiang Wenxi said angrily, “You are not welcome!”

       Xia Hongshen simply put his long legs on the table, folded his hands on his chest and looked at Xiang Wenxi.

       Xiang Wenxi was also a little afraid of him, so he turned to Song Jun and said, “You are not allowed to bring weapons!”

       Song Jun suddenly became angry and said, “What do you mean! There are no rules written at your door!”

       At this time, Ling Xiao came over to stop their quarrel.

       Ling Xiao sat down opposite Xia Hongshen and asked, “What is the purpose of your visit?”

       Their hostility towards Xia Hongshen had been reduced a lot after this demonic attack on the city. At least the purpose of this great demon staying in this city was not to destroy it but to protect it like them.

       Demons were different from deities. They shared this city with humans, and they didn’t want this place to be destroyed easily, so they also had their own order.

       Xia Hongshen did not answer Ling Xiao’s question but asked, “Where are the remnants of Demon Market now?”

       Ling Xiao said, “Mr. Yun is the one who is announcing the news. He said before that the Demon Market would be closed.”

       Xia Hongshen said to him, “I know. Go asked Mr. Yun to come to see me and then run the Demon Market.”

       This time, not only Ling Xiao but also many people in the bar were attracted.

       “You want to reopen the Demon Market?” Xiang Wenxi was very surprised.

       Xia Hongshen asked, “Not allowed?”

       Xiang Wenxi hesitated, “I thought you were going back to heaven.”

       “I’m not going back,” Xia Hongshen said. “I will take over the Demon Market from now on, and I will not ignore the affairs of the Demon Realm.”

       Song Jun couldn’t help but glance at Xia Hongshen.

       Xia Hongshen remained expressionless, and others had no way of guessing what he was thinking.

       But Song Jun knew that he and Xia Hongshen had been together for so long, and he often knew exactly what Xia Hongshen was thinking. In fact, Xia Hongshen just wanted to stay in this city. What happened with Cen Le probably made Xia Hongshen feel a little irritated. He was not willing to have someone to easily cause trouble in this city.

       Xia Hongshen was marking territory. This arrogant big cat had designated this entire city as his own territory, so everything here must be developed under his control. Other beasts that wanted to break into his territory must be evicted.

       Ling Xiao was originally a ferocious beast too, but Xia Hongshen probably didn’t pay much attention to him. In terms of strength, Ling Xiao was no match for Xia Hongshen.

       Fortunately, wolves were social animals. Ling Xiao did not reject Xia Hongshen too much. He said, “I will contact Mr. Yun and tell him your intention.”

       Xia Hongshen nodded, “Tell him to come see me.”

       So two months later, when autumn was just about to arrive, the Demon Market opened again.

       That night, Feng Junyuan stood at the gate of the amusement park checking tickets.

       All the monsters who entered looked at him secretly and then whispered, “This is Demon Zhen’s Gilded Phoenix Wings.”

       “It looks so handsome!”

       “But not as good as Chunjun though.”

       “It’s already very impressive. I heard that Chunjun is here today too.”

       Feng Junyuan’s face was expressionless, and he stretched out his hand to the next monster to enter, “Tickets.”

       The amusement park was very lively. This was probably the most lively time for the Demon Market in the history of the entire city.

       The giant panda was still selling masks at the fork in the road. Long Xing selected for a long time, but he still couldn’t find one he was satisfied with.

       The giant panda took one at random and put it on his face, saying, “Don’t pick any more, they all look good.”

       Long Xing hesitated for a moment, walked to the edge of the swimming pool, and took a look at his reflection in the water as if he didn’t quite believe what the giant panda had said.

       The giant panda waddled over and wanted to say a few nice words, but because its belly was too big, it knocked Long Xing into the swimming pool.

       “Oops,” it cried with little sincerity, “I’m sorry.”

       At this time, a soft silver whip stretched out from the water, wrapped one of the giant pandas’ feet, and dragged it down, causing a huge splash of water.

       Xi Anling heard the commotion, took a look, then turned back and continued to guard the stall selling cotton candy in front of her.

       The owner of the stall was a squirrel demon. In fact, it was not easy for animals with short life spans like squirrels to become demons. Even if they could cultivate, their magic power was not very strong.

       Facing Xi Anling, it became a bit nervous. The cotton candy it had finally managed to turn around shook a bit when it handed it over, and it fell to the ground.

       Xi Anling said, “Oh” regretfully and turned to look at the squirrel, waiting for it to make one for her again.

       The little squirrel was stared at by Xi Anling, and its two front teeth suddenly began to tremble.

       Xi Anling looked at it strangely, imitating it and chattering her teeth, and said, “What are you doing? Make me a new one quickly, or give me my money back.”

       The little squirrel trembled even more.

       Xi Anling said angrily, “I’m going to find my master.”

       The little squirrel jumped up and ran away from the seat. Xi Anling couldn’t catch up, so she had to give up.

       Song Jun sat at the highest point of the Ferris wheel. Although the lights were flashing, the entire Ferris wheel was not moving, so he could always look down at the scenery from the highest point.

       Xia Hongshen maintained his monster form, lying on the roof of Song Jun’s small carriage, dragging his tail down and knocking on the glass window.

       Song Jun reached out and grabbed his tail.

       Xia Hongshen then flicked his tail and directly rolled Song Jun out and put him on his back.

       Song Jun lay on top of him and looked down with him.

       Suddenly, with some surprise, Song Jun pointed to a bald man in the crowd and said, “Is that Master Yun Po?”

       Xia Hongshen took a look and snorted from his nose.

       Song Jun scratched the hair on the top of his head and said, “Who is that behind him?”

       Xia Hongshen took another look and said, “A ghost.”

       Song Jun looked carefully and found that the ghost following Yun Po turned out to be Wan Mingguang.

       Suddenly feeling a little relieved, Song Jun lay down and brushed the soft fur on Xia Hongshen’s back.

       Xia Hongshen said, “Have you finished writing your paper? Can it be submitted to SCI2SCI stands for Science Citation Index, which is a citation index originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).?”

       Song Jun said helplessly, “Can you shut up at this time?”

       At the same time, fireworks bloomed in the sky, and the September Demon Market officially began.

       Chunjun had been accompanying Demon Zhen for thousands of years and perhaps countless thousands more; it will never end.

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