Chapter 264: Chef is too Slow
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Holy shit! Chef, what are you doing?” Lonemoon was quick to react. He pulled Yi Qing back.
“Get out of my way! Let me kill that little bastard who dared to tease Master.” Yi Qing’s murderous intent was overwhelming. If Lonemoon had not been prepared, he would have been pushed out of the way by Yi Qing easily.
“What are you rushing for? You should at least let her finish speaking!” Lonemoon activated his sorcery to hold Yi Qing down on the chair He turned to glare at the person responsible for this mess, who was sitting at the table and chewing on her fruits. “And then? You said yes to Bai Ze?”
“I didn’t!” Shen Ying shook her head.
Lonemoon heaved a sigh of relief. Yi Qing finally relaxed. “Did you reject him?”
What the hell?
Lonemoon pursed his lips. “Since when did you freaking learn to tease others? How can you make use of teenage-girl tricks like this?” He gave her a dirty look.
“I wanted to say, but by the time he finished asking the question, he covered his face and ran away, leaving me there alone! Shen Ying looked at Lonemoon innocently. Bai Ze ran as fast as a hare – a red one at that. “I didn’t even get the chance to shout at him to stop. I walked around for a long time before I finally found my way back here.” She had not even made it back for lunch.
Lonemoon: “…” So this was the reason that she skipped lunch and only came back for dinner? She spent four hours outside trying to find her way back?!
“Chef, is dinner ready?” Shen Ying looked at Yi Qing. She had been stuck in the rear hall all afternoon and was absolutely starving!
“Master!” Surprisingly, Chef did not run into the kitchen immediately. Instead, he turned to Shen Ying sternly and said, “You cannot agree to his request. You’re pure and you don’t know what kind of motives he harbours… Divine beings’ hearts are evil – don’t get cheated by Bai Ze. Although he’s helping us now, you were the one who helped him back to the Divine World in the past. This is him repaying the favour.”
“Er…” All she wanted was some food.
“Master, we just got back to the Divine Realm and we don’t understand everything here well enough. Don’t be too trusting.” The more he spoke, the more serious Yi Qing got. He looked extremely serious when he said, “Besides, he hasn’t known you for very long, yet he has the cheek to propose to you. That shows us how superficial this man is.”
“How long have you known this man? He’s setting his future way too easily. He’s too messy. What’s more, he’s a divine being. Didn’t you say that you wouldn’t date someone of a different race?”
“I haven’t come across many good people in the Divine World. Divine beings are not to be trusted. Just look at that Feng San and Long Zhen. Just because of a small misunderstanding, they doubted each other for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s obvious that they’re naturally averse to forming deep relationships.”
Shen Ying: “…”
You’ve included yourself into this generalisation – is your family even aware about this?
“What’s more, Master’s cultivation level is so high. How can a mere divine being like Bai Ze be a match for you? Whatever it is, I’m not agreeing to this! I will not let some little bastard get close to you,” Yi Qing said somberly while his fist was clenched tightly around his sword, as if he was itching to run out and hack a certain someone into pieces.
Shen Ying stared blankly back at the man who had just spent a long time preaching. There were mixed feelings in her eyes. “Yi Qing?”
“Why don’t you want others to get close to me?”
“Huh?” Yi Qing paused like he had been exposed.
“Oh…” She narrowed her eyes. “What if I want to accept more disciples?”
“No way!” Yi Qing blurted, his expression changing suddenly.
“Because… because…” He did not like it! Yet, somehow he could not say that. His entire body stiffened and panic began to rise in his chest. It felt like he was leaving something out on purpose, and yet somebody was forcing it out of him.
Lonemoon, who had been sitting by the side watching the entire time, shook his head and sighed. He could not help but reach out and pat the silly boy on his shoulder. “It’s alright, you’ve been looking for her all day. Go back and rest. Don’t worry! Nobody in this world can cheat your master. She knows what’s good for her.”
Yi Qing turned slowly and looked past Lonemoon, then glanced at Shen Ying. He rushed out of the hall in a daze, unable to recover from the conversation he just had. In fact, he looked just like a travelling soul in that moment.
It was only then that Lonemoon turned to face a certain someone, who was slumped on the table. “You’re too… unkind.”
Shen Ying scanned him from head to toe. “Am I being kind by remaining silent?”
Lonemoon scoffed. Then, as if recalling something, his expression changed. Alright, that would be even more unkind.
“Then what exactly are you thinking?”
“I’m too lazy to think about that.”
“You’re… you’re extremely lazy indeed!” She’s selectively lazy now.
Shen Ying waved the teacup in her hand and whispered, “Whose fault is it that the holiday is ending so quickly?”
“Nothing much, Father Niu, do you really have nothing to eat? Your daughter is so hungry.”
“Get lost!” I don’t have a lazy daughter like you.
“No matter how you decide, I’m not going to bother about this matter. You can settle it on your own.” Lonemoon pursed his lips, then added, “But… be gentle about it. You’ve known him for so long afterall.”
Then, Lonemoon set up an isolation array and closed the door before returning to the table. “Let’s talk about serious business now! You’ve gone out to observe for the entire day. How’re things, then? Did you find anything? Did you check thoroughly?”
Shen Ying looked at him lazily and said, “Mm, I guess so?”
“What do you mean by that?”
She set up and threw the full storage bags onto the table.
“What’s this?” Lonemoon picked one up and opened it. A huge fish’s tail suddenly stuck out of the bag and flew toward his face. There was a loud smacking sound that echoed throughout the hall.
Where’s my knife?
“Er… there are too many little animals inside. Be careful!” Shen Ying hastily added.
“Freaking hell, what’s the point of telling me now!” Lonemoon threw the storage back toward Shen Ying’s face. “You did this on purpose, didn’t you? You must have!”
“Don’t waste it, Father Niu!” Shen Ying caught the storage back and stuffed the fish tail back in. They could still eat it if it wasn’t rotten from being thrown around.
“Where did you catch all of these from?” Lonemoon glared at her. “These are all demonic beasts that can only be barbequed.”
“From the lake at the bottom of the hill.”
“The bottom of the hill!” Lonemoon jumped to his feet, his expression changing. “You mean to say-”
“We guessed rightly. Furball has a problem too.” Shen Ying nodded. “His cultivation level seems fine, that’s why he hasn’t realised it yet.”
Lonemoon’s expression darkened and he frowned. He tried and failed to keep silent, so he cussed, “Shit!” This was becoming more and more vexing. What should they do? Tell them now?
“I’m so tired!” Shen Ying slumped back down on the table. “Indeed, working my brain is a tiring business! Father Niu, do you really not have any snacks on you? I’m about to pass out from hunger – I just need one bite.”
“Get lost!” The corner of Lonemoon’s mouth twitched. You’ve only been gone for half a day, alright? “Tomorrow, Shortie should be emerging from the spirit spring. We should let them know about this early – I’ll call them over tomorrow.”
Once he finished speaking, Lonemoon got rid of the isolation array and walked out the door. After taking one step, he paused.
He cussed under his breath, turned around and returned to the table. He began to take out over ten different dishes from a storage bag. There were vegetables, rice, pastries, fruits and more. The table was piled full with food in seconds. “These are leftovers from lunch. Eat, eat, eat. Eat till you fall over dead! Hmph!”
He did not stop again as he stalked out of the door.
Shen Ying: “…”
Mm, Father Niu has a unique way of doting on his daughter!