Chapter 276 Delicious Roasted Meat!
Chapter 276 Delicious Roasted Meat!
Tang Li Xue stared angrily at the dumbfounded Elder Yang.
'Little White (Xiao Bai)?! What do you mean Little? Are you blind or something? I am Big White, okay?! .....All right, I am not that big, but I am not that small either! My size should be average, and I am still in the growing phase!' Tang Li Xue angrily thought as she puffed her chest to make it look bigger.
Tang Li Xue pouted in anger, but she still chose to sit beside the silver-masked young man in the end, while the silver-masked young man kept staring at Tang Li Xue's topaz blue eyes from the side.
"Young Master, can you stop staring at me like that? Look, your roasted meat is almost burnt." Tang Li Xue reminded, but her tone was tinged with displeasure.
"Eh? Roasted…" Tang Li Xue's reminder woke Elder Yang from his daze, and he quickly pulled his roasted meat away from the campfire.
However, some parts of the roasted meat were already charred and turned black.
Elder Yang frowned in displeasure, and he nonchalantly threw the charred roasted meat away.
Elder Yang did not particularly like to eat roasted meat that much, but it had become his daily habit to roasting the meat every morning and offered it to his late Xiao Bai who had died a few months ago.
Tang Li Xue's slender figure immediately flashed as she automatically used her [Moonlight Flickering Flash Step] to swiftly catch the roasted meat that had been charred before it could touch the ground.
Elder Yang widened his eyes in surprise at how fast Tang Li Xue could move.
Elder Yang guarded the cave entrance because he thought Tang Li Xue was a normal girl without any martial art prowess.
Usually, the stronger cultivator could sense the cultivation stage of the weaker cultivator.
But Tang Li Xue's [Conceal] passive ability could hide her cultivation stage even from the people who have stronger cultivation than her like this Elder Yang.
"How could you throw your food away just like that?! Do you even know how many people die in starvation every day? You can just give it to me if you do not want it." Tang Li Xue mumbled incoherently with her mouth full after taking a large bite of the roasted meat in her grasp.
No one would understand it better than Tang Li Xue since she already felt it in her previous life. Whether, when she was too sick and could not eat anything... or when she had no money to buy any food and was forced to drink a lot of water to fill her empty stomach. In short, she already faced all of those in her previous life.
Ironically, her life as a fox now was actually far more blissful than her previous life when she lived as a human.
When Elder Yang saw Tang Li Xue greedily ate the charred roasted meat he made, his cold expression cracked as his lips curved a bit upward.
Tang Li Xue's way of eating reminded him of the first time his Xiao Bai greedily ate his roasted meat in the cave on the periphery of the Moonlight Forest.
"That roasted meat is already burnt. Just throw it away before you get a stomach ache. I will make you a new one." Elder Yang said as he took out some raw meat from his spatial ring and seasoned the raw meat with several seasonings like spice, cumin, salt, and so on before roasting it again.
Tang Li Xue's eyes lit up, and she replied: "All right! You can make some more… Actually, you can make a lot more if you want..."
However, Tang Li Xue did not throw away the charred roasted meat in her grasp. She ate it cleanly and only leaving the bones behind.
The roasted meat was only charred a bit, so it still tasted quite delicious and just tasted bitter than usual.
After fifteen minutes or so, Elder Yang's fragrant roasted meat was ready to be served. Elder Yang gave one to Tang Li Xue, but she devoured it so quickly and even asked for more.
Elder Yang gave Tang Li Xue another one with a gentle smile on his face and asked her: "Is the roasted meat I cook taste that delicious?"
Tang Li Xue thought for a moment before nodded her head and replied with the mouth filled with grease: "It's not bad! Are you a culinary master on the pilgrimage?"
Elder Yang chuckled when he heard Tang Li Xue's funny question.
Tang Li Xue knew that Elder Yang's true identity was an elder from Immortal Sword Sect, but she genuinely thought Elder Yang was also a culinary master. Just like she was an Apprentice level Inscriptionist, but she was also a beginner level Alchemist.
Elder Yang watched Tang Li Xue ate his roasted meat greedily one after another with a gentle smile on his cold face while reminiscing his time with his late Xiao Bai before.
Same pair of clear innocent topaz blue eyes, same favorite food, and same way of eating…
Elder Yang sighed as he thought that if his Xiao Bai reincarnated as a human, she would probably look more or less like a masked lady in front of him right now.
'But that is impossible… Xiao Bai only died a few months ago while this young lady is probably already fifteen years old now.' Elder Yang thought while shook his head in disappointment.
In the end, Elder Yang did not even eat any of the roasted meats. All of the fragrant roasted meats were devoured by Tang Li Xue alone.
After finished eating, Tang Li Xue asked Elder Yang about what happened before and why she was here.
Elder Yang told Tang Li Xue everything from how the [Purple Poisonous Tarantula] almost ate her, then he happened to be passing there to search for someone who saved him before and saved her from it.
Tang Li Xue nodded absentmindedly and thought for a while: 'Hmm… So this silver-masked man came to find the person who helped him which was me! Then he accidentally saved me while at it? Wait a minute... That incident happened because I was so exhausted after saving you from that old man, right?! So it is not my fault, but yours! Tsk... Then I do not need to apologize or say thank you! You should be the one thanking me instead!'
"Thank you…" Tang Li Xue still decided to thank Elder Yang out of courtesy, but she added 'for the roasted meat' in her heart.
"It was nothing." Elder Yang replied with a leisure tone.
He hesitated for a while before asking Tang Li Xue again: "Where do you want to go now? I can take you there."
Usually, Elder Yang would never ask or did something so troublesome like this to anyone, but the lady in front of him reminded him a lot of his late Xiao Bai, so he decided to help her once more.
"Eh? Uhh… No, there is no need for you to do that. My destination place is quite near here. I can reach there on foot." Tang Li Xue was caught off guard by Elder Yang's offer, and she quickly rejected him.
Tang Li Xue's pinkish lips twitched and pondered: 'There is no way I can tell him that my destination place is Myriad Foxes Academy, right? Thankfully, he does not seem to realize yet that I am not a human. He probably would not even save me before if he knew it.'
'Oh, well… This guy can really cook some delicious roasted meat, but he is a human race elder from Immortal Sword Sect. Just from his identity alone, we definitely cannot become friends in the future. It seems our fate ends here. We are destined to become enemies sooner or later.' Tang Li Xue shook her head in disappointment.
'It's just I do not want to face the Core Formation Stage Expert like him for now, and it would be bad if he suddenly realized that I am not a human… I still have not even fully recovered yet. Both Phoenix of Pride and Yaya also are still in a deep sleep to recover too. Sigh… It seems the best way is for us to part here.' Tang Li Xue decided in her heart.
"Thank you very much for the Young Master's kindness. I appreciate the Young Master's offer, but I do not want to owe Young Master even more." Tang Li Xue said with a polite tone to Elder Yang.
"You do not need to feel uncomfortable. I know you are not weak, but you just recovered from your illness. Many dangers are lurking everywhere, and I do not want the person I saved to get killed on the way." Elder Yang clearly stated his intention to Tang Li Xue.
'Urgh… why is this person so pushy? There is no way other than using my sure way!' Tang Li Xue thought as she gritted her teeth.
"Young Master… Actually, I already have a husband. I am afraid he will get angry If he saw me coming back home with you. I hope you can understand my predicament." Tang Li Xue said with a sad tone and even put a pitiful expression.
Elder Yang chuckled a bit when she saw Tang Li Xue acting pitifully in front of him.
For some reason, Elder Yang could detect that Tang Li Xue was started to lie to him.
After pondering the reason for a while, Elder Yang finally remembered that his late Xiao Bai would also act the same like this when she asked for the roasted meat after making some mistakes.
His Xiao Bai would also act pitifully in front of him like this with her teary pair of topaz blue eyes. Usually, he would tease his Xiao Bai again and again until she got really angry before he comforted her with some delicious roasted meat to calm her anger.
Looking at Tang Li Xue, who acted pitifully like His Xiao Bai, the long-lost mischievousness in Elder Yang's cold heart started rekindling again.
"Oh, really?" Elder Yang raised his eyebrow and asked.
"Of course, it's true." Tang Li Xue immediately replied.
"Come to think of it, I never asked for your name before. Who is your name?" Elder Yang asked nonchalantly.
"Chou Nu (Ugly Girl)." Tang Li Xue immediately replied once again.
"All right, Young Miss Chou… what is the name of your husband? Who knows if I know him too?!" Elder Yang smiled and asked again. It seems he wanted to know how far Tang Li Xue could lie.
"Chou Jiahuo (Ugly Guy)." Tang Li Xue replied with a tone filled with annoyance.
"Ooh, so your husband is Brother Jiahuo. I know him! We are the best childhood friends! I am sure he will be grateful if I escort you home safely!" Elder Yang clapped his hand and said to Tang Li Xue with an excited tone.
"What?! You really know someone named Chou Jiahuo?!" Tang Li Xue widened her eyes in surprise and asked back in disbelief.