Mutated Tao – Chapter 98: Backtrack

Chapter 98: Backtrack

After saying all that he had to say, the smiling Doctor Li gently patted Li Huowangs head, put on his glasses, and walked out of the ward. When he reached the door, he stopped for a moment. Right, Little Li, didnt you say that you could bring something belonging to that world back here, and thats why you thought this world was fake? Then, have you tried bringing something from here to there? Maybe you will find an unexpected answer.

After saying those words, Doctor Li left.

On the other hand, Li Huowang was stunned as he contemplated what Doctor Li had said. Wait, if I could bring something from here to there Then, which side would be the reality?

Should I try? What if I succeed? No, I cant do something like that. I cant interact with the hallucinations or I will never be able to snap out of them! But Its only a test. What am I so afraid of?

Li Huowang was once again filled with a sense of confusion and doubt, feeling conflicted.

Just as he was contemplating the question, he felt the white walls around him slowly fade into darkness along with the beeping machines. At the same time, the bright LED lights transformed into oil lamps.

Li Huowang realized that he was currently lying on an old bed. When he saw the dusty rafters, he realized that he had returned.

After a moment, Li Huowang removed the sheets covering him.

Rather than bringing something from the hallucination, theres another method that I can use right now to determine whether the world there is fake or not.

Li Huowang checked his abdomen and was surprised to see a clean white bandage wrapped around his body. He gently pressed down on the area where he had cut himself open, but there was only a slight numbing pain.

But how was this possible? He was certain that his intestines had fallen out back then!

My intestines should be suffering from sepsis right now, but they have healed up?

Li Huowang was genuinely surprised.

Back then, when he had decided to use the bamboo slip, he had already given up on making it out of there alive. But to think he was still alive!


Li Huowang recalled the white ICU that he had seen in the hallucination as well as the beeping machines and the saline solution.

Li Huowang wanted to avoid thinking about all that, but he knew that he was starting to doubt himself once more. He wanted to get rid of all his doubts, but he just couldnt do it.

Senior Li! You are awake! Bai Lingmiao ran over excitedly while holding a bowl of chicken soup.

Where are we? When he saw Bai Lingmiao, he buried his doubts deep inside his heart.

We are in the village, said Bai Lingmiao as she carefully placed the bowl filled with chicken soup on the table. Then, she slid her hands under the sheet to check on Li Huowangs injury.

How were my injuries healed? Why am I not dead? Li Huowang asked the most pressing question. The doubts that he had barely managed to suppress were once again rearing their head.

Senior Li, what are you talking about? Why would you be dead? When we found you in the bamboo forest, we fed you some pills that you had refined yourself. Maybe those pills were the reason that you are already healed, replied Bai Lingmiao while lowering her head to the point that it almost touched the sheets. She didnt dare to look him in the eye.

However, Li Huowang was clearer than the rest about what kind of pills he had refined. They were just regular pills and not some kind of divine pills. How could they have treated such serious injuries?

Do you think your hallucination is logical?

At that moment, Doctor Lis words resounded in Li Hyowangs mind.

At the same time, a scary thought popped up.

What if what if this side is fake?

When he thought up to this point, Li Huowang felt a strong sense of panic welling up inside himself; however, even he didnt know why he was panicking like that.

In the next instant, Li Huowang cupped his hands on Bai Lingmiaos face and forced her to look him in the eye. At the same time, his expression grew even more agitated. Tell me! What happened? What are you hiding? Or are you fake as well?!

Frightened by his demeanor, tears started to stream down Bai Lingmiaos face.

Li Huowang felt his heart hurt when he saw the crying girl. He raised both arms and hugged her while muttering as he tried to suppress the pain in his heart. Miaomiao, please dont lie to me alright? This is very important to me. Please please tell me, how did my injuries get healed?

After a period of silence, Bai Lingmiao finally relented. Senior Li, Some time ago, I I became a Shaman. I summoned Granny Bai to come and treat you. In return, she took all but one of the lifespan pills from within your gourd.

Li Huowangs pupil shrank upon hearing that. At the same time, various scenes flashed through his mind. He was reminded of how Bai Lingmiao had suddenly recovered from her illness, and how she had taken Li Zhis drum leather. This all pointed to her having become a Shaman a long time ago; it was just that he had never put much thought into it.

After telling him everything, Bai Lingmiao pulled herself out from Li Huowangs embrace and watched him gingerly. Senior Li, I really didnt want to lie to you. Please dont blame me, ok?

Li Huowang let out a breath of relief and laughed. Its fine, its fine. As long as you are real.

Real? What do you mean? Bai Lingmiao still didnt quite understand what just happened.

Nothing. Bring me the chicken soup, Im hungry. Li Huowang decided to change the subject. Now, he was feeling much better. No matter what Doctor Li had said, he was certain that this side was real and that side was fake.

After eating the Black Taisui, his hallucinations had stopped appearing for a long time. That was the most important evidence he had.

He resolved not to get trapped in the hallucination or be fooled by them a second time.

Then, Li Huowang devoured the chicken soup; his stomach was telling him that he required nutrients immediately.

Soon, he finished the chicken soup and passed the empty bowl back to Bai Lingmiao while requesting for seconds.

Wait, I was trapped inside my hallucinations earlier, so how did you feed the chicken soup to me? asked Li Huowang.

Hearing this, Bai Lingmiao did not answer, instead blushing as she ran out with the empty bowl.

How else could she have fed you? She did it with her own mouth. I told her to just pour the soup down your mouth but she couldnt bring herself to do something so cruel. It was Xiaoman who answered his question as she entered the room.

Xiaoman stood beside his bed and stared at him with a complicated expression. Senior Li, Junior Bai has done a lot for you. Please cherish her.


Li Huowang coughed out of embarrassment and decided to avoid the topic. What happened to the people in this village after the incident? Did they allow us to stay here?

Hearing his question, Xiaoman hesitated for a moment before answering. They all went away.LaTest novls on (n)velbi/(.)co

Went away? Where to? Li Huowang was confused.

Wasnt this their village?

I have no idea either. After the forest around the village started to wither away, all the villagers suddenly had their personalities and memories altered. None of them recognized each other. Even the village heads six sons did not recognize each other. It was it was almost as if they had never heard of the surname Wu nor were they brothers.

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

Not fooled by the hallucination you say? What if that side is real instead? Huehuehue

Chapter end

Chapter 1: The Master
Chapter 2: Li Huowang
Chapter 3: Jade Pendant
Chapter 4: Black Cauldron
Chapter 5: Pills
Chapter 6: Worth
Chapter 7: Zephyr Temple
Chapter 8: Rewriting the Script
Chapter 9: Black Taisui
Chapter 10: Steamed Buns
Chapter 11: Xuan Yuan
Chapter 12: Pill Recipe
Chapter 13: Refining Pills
Chapter 14: Ally
Chapter 15: Zheng Kun
Chapter 16: Head
Chapter 17: Found It!
Chapter 18: The Method To Become An Immortal?
Chapter 19: Superstitious
Chapter 20: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 21: Attaining Immortality
Chapter 22: Exit
Chapter 23: Home
Chapter 24: Plunder
Chapter 25: Path in the Forests
Chapter 26: Frightening
Chapter 27: Evil
Chapter 28: Lu Family
Chapter 29: Stage
Chapter 30: Performance
Chapter 31: A Wandering God
Chapter 32: Hu’s Family Ancestral Hall
Chapter 33: Continue The Performance!
Chapter 34: The God of Happiness
Chapter 35: Confused
Chapter 36: Donkey Cart
Chapter 37: The Nine Classes
Chapter 38: Jianye Town
Chapter 39: Wild
Chapter 40: Midnight
Chapter 41: Monk
Chapter 42: Monastery
Chapter 43: Buddha
Chapter 44: Righteous Monastery
Chapter 45: Buddha Statue
Chapter 46: Xin Hui
Chapter 47: Placing the Incense Sticks
Chapter 48: Escape
Chapter 49: Strayed One
Chapter 50: Buddha
Chapter 51: Negotiation
Chapter 52: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 53: Ponder
Chapter 54: Wandering God
Chapter 55: Healed
Chapter 56: Beyond the Border
Chapter 57: Shaman
Chapter 58: Li Zhi
Chapter 59: Chosen Apprentice
Chapter 60: Shaman
Chapter 61: Second Deity
Chapter 62: Night Visit
Chapter 63: Red Veil
Chapter 64: Drum
Chapter 65: Let’s See How You Beat The Drum Now!
Chapter 66: A Virtuous Person
Chapter 67: Parcel
Chapter 68: Festival
Chapter 69: Meal
Chapter 70: Lake
Chapter 71: Water Bandits
Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village
Chapter 73: Murder
Chapter 74: Death
Chapter 75: Warehouse
Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips
Chapter 77: Ba-Hui
Chapter 78: The Aftermath
Chapter 79: Market
Chapter 80: Nun
Chapter 81: The Benevolent Nunnery
Chapter 82: Abbess Jingxin
Chapter 83: Strayed One
Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion
Chapter 85: Descent
Chapter 86: Departure
Chapter 87: Forest
Chapter 88: Rules
Chapter 89: Wu Family
Chapter 90: Girl
Chapter 91: Li Huowang
Chapter 94: Bewilderment
Chapter 92: The Eighteenth Lunar
Chapter 93: Red
Chapter 96: Ba-Hui’s Descent
Chapter 98: Backtrack
Chapter 95: Pain
Chapter 97: Doctor Li
Chapter 99: Night Visit
Chapter 100: Yang Xiaohai
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