AST 2146 - Can You Be More Reserved?
“Say it once again, I will strip you naked and dump you on the street.”
Qing Shui was stunned. This woman said something so kick-ass and she indeed had the ability to do so. Moreover, Qing Shui felt that she would really do as she said. He was not afraid of being stabbed, but this really frightened him. He could not help but trembled.
“Where is your integrity? You have the appearance of a goddess, can you be more reserved?” Qing Shui totally lost to her. His skills were so fragile in front of this woman, it was useless to be brazen.
“That's not needed for you,” Beihuang Fan lifted the corner of her mouth.
Qing Shui was stunned again. This woman was half a foot shorter than Qing Shui, about 170cm or so. She was considered quite tall and her body figure was more perfect than the golden proportion. He thought of the firmness that he grabbed earlier on.
Qing Shui’s eyes drifted to her curvy part again, the fabric where Qing Shui touched was still crumpled. Looking at this, Qing Shui felt rather proud and did not feel the pain anymore.
“You're not inviting me in?” Qing Shui looked at the bamboo house, he had yet to see this woman’s bedroom.
Beihuang Fan hesitated and nodded. Then, she led Qing Shui to the bamboo house obediently.
He could not see the interior of the bamboo house from outside for sure. This bamboo house had a barrier against water, wind, and chilling weather. There were a door and windows equipped with curtains. They walked up the bamboo steps.
The first floor of the bamboo house was empty and floating in the air. The second floor was plain and spacious, even bigger than the current Imperial Cuisine Hall. However, there was no scent of smoke here.
Beihuang Fan did not lead Qing Shui to the third floor. Instead, she only asked Qing Shui to sit on the second floor.
The tables and chairs here were made of bamboo, looking very elegant but not really comfortable. Beihuang Fan went into a room and brought out a crystal-like teapot set.
The cups were very tiny and similar to the miniature cups in past life. The cups were only two-thirds full but very aromatic. At one glance, he knew it was the dewdrop.
“Feed on the wind and drink the dew!” Qing Shui smiled while holding up his cup.
“You know it well, this is the dewdrop of the bamboo forest,” Beihuang Fan was stunned, people would not usually recognize something like this.
“I didn't see any smoke from the kitchen here, what do you eat?” asked Qing Shui curiously.
“You don't eat rice? Don't eat meat? Don't eat vegetables?” asked Qing Shui in astonishment.
Beihuang Fan shook her head.
“How pitiful. Look at you, you're skinny from the starvation,” Qing Shui watched Beihuang Fan with empathy.
“Alright, can you tell me why you don't eat all those? Do you genuinely dislike them or do you have other reasons,” questioned Qing Shui out of curiosity.
“There is no other reason. I feel great now. Many fruits are full of spiritual energy and they are better than the meat. I like fruits, wine, and spring water,” said Beihuang Fan softly.
“Your life is mundane. Won't you feel lonely and hollow?” Qing Shui was someone who could stand loneliness, but he could not take the way this woman lived. She had no love and no food.
“I won't! I feel great.”
“As the saints said, food and lust are human’s nature. You refrain from lust and food; thus, you've lost two greatest joy of life. Don't you feel like you are wasting your life?” said Qing Shui seriously.
“A dog can say nothing good other than barking, this is the common people’s thought. Don't you think it's a vicious custom?”
“A custom? We are all common people, we have to be more customary for sure. How is that a vicious custom? The humans and demonic beasts relied on this custom to reproduce. It is sacred, respectful, and sincere……”
Beihuang Fan looked at Qing Shui who seemed righteous at this moment, she felt helpless. She did not reply Qing Shui but rolled her eyes to him, “Can't the tea stop you from talking?”
“It must be hard to collect these dewdrops!” Qing Shui changed the topic.
“Basically it takes many days to fill this small cup,” Beihuang Fan sipped a little after saying that. She could finish it in three to four sips.
“I have some wine like this too. I wonder if you're interested,” Qing Shui smiled.
“What kind of wine?” Beihuang Fan did not reject him.
“Precious Dew Wine!” Qing Shui took out a snow-white jade bottle which was about half a kilogram. The Precious Dew Wine was made from the dewdrops of the herbal grasses and some other ingredients. It would definitely not be as abundant as other items which could fill many bottles.
However, Qing Shui spent a long time in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal. So, he collected a lot of those. He had about several hundreds of bottles like this now.
The space in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal was very big. Plus, Qing Shui did not collect these dewdrops himself. They were collected by the Jade Emperor Bee. These dewdrops were different from the ordinary ones which were formed daily. The herbal grasses in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal could only be plucked once in half a month.
Countless drops of them had to be collected to make one bottle; hence, it was rarer than the Plum Blossom Wine. Besides, they were dewdrops on the herbal grasses. Therefore, their benefits far surpassed the Plum Blossom Wine. However, the Plum Blossom Wine was good for body and mind cleansing, only the aged plum blossom had such effects. A comparison between them was impossible and meaningless just like comparing the warrior Wu Song and Guan Yu.
Qing Shui opened the bottle. A faint fragrance spread throughout the bamboo house. The aroma was soft but very distinctive, there was a herbal scent which freshened the mind. Usually, one’s minor illness like flu and headache would be instantly cured after smelling the scent.
Beihuang Fan brightened her eyes for the first time. She could not believe the existence of something like this. How could this dewdrop be so aromatic? She would not be so surprised if she knew these dewdrops were formed on the ancient, precious herbal grasses after half a month’s time.
Qing Shui filled a cupful and gave it to Beihuang Fan. Then, he filled his own cup too.
In fact, Qing Shui had never tasted it either. He used to drink it years ago, but he stopped drinking afterward and let it sit for the taste to mature. He did not expect that it was almost at the Divine Grade when he opened a bottle of it today. If the woman did not treat him the dewdrops earlier, he would never know when he could drink this Precious Dew Wine.
Qing Shui raised his cup and cleared it, implying that he did not add anything fishy to the wine.
Beihuang Fan raised her cup and took a sip. She closed her eyes and indulged in it before she took another sip. After several times, she finished it.
Qing Shui swallowed a cupful of it and felt fresh as it filled his mouth. The aroma infused to the oral cavity and his inner organs. That was a wonderful feeling which was almost similar to sexual excitement. Doubtlessly, that was just a metaphor, they were not comparable. Food and lust were the top indulgences in life and this wine could be counted as the highest level of indulgence in the food category.
Qing Shui wanted to refill Beihuang Fan’s cup as he saw her putting it down. Yet, she covered her cup and said, “A cupful of this is enough at one time, it will be a waste to drink more.”