Chapter 248: The game between the old fox and the little fox
Two days later, Sima You Yang came over and informed them to go to the main house, saying that they had to go to the ancestral ground now.
"What are you eating?" He came beside Sima You Yue and asked when he saw her eating something.
He smelled this fragrance the moment he entered the house.
Sima You Yue lifted her head and glanced at him before pointing to the food on the stone table, listing everything out for him, "This is Braised fox, fried fox, fox head broth, spiced fox leg, shredded fox meat, stewed fox, roasted fox…"
Black lines appeared on Sima You Yang, did this guy have something against foxes?
Sima You Yue raised her head and asked after she listed all the dishes, "Do you want to eat?"
After she said this, she even stretched forth a hand and gave him a fox leg.
Sima You Yang took the fox leg took a bite. The inside was tender, it was fragrant and spicy. It was really delicious.
Sima You Ming and the others came out from the house and saw Sima You Yang eating extremely happily. They smiled and said, "You Yue's cooking is really not bad, right?"
"Mmhmm, delicious!" SIma You Yang said while nodding his head.
Sima You Yue rolled her eyes, saying, "Since it's that delicious, why don't you take these to the clan leader? I've been eating fox these few days and I'm a bit bored of it. I should properly thank the Clan Leader for letting us go to the ancestral ground."
Sima You Yue nodded, saying, "Alright, I'll take it over. Remember to arrive early at the main house tomorrow."
"Alright." Sima You Yue beamed as she said, watching Sima You Yue keep the entire table's worth of fox meat into his interspatial ring before leaving.
"Hahah" She slapped the table and guffawed.
Sima You Ming shook his head, saying, "Sigh, you…"
Sima You Yang had been out these few days and only came back yesterday. Once he came back, he heard that this grandfather had been saved and was filled with gratitude when he heard that it was Sima You Yue who had done so.
"This guy, he really dares to do anything!" He was Sima Tai's direct grandson, so how would he not know what had happened between him and his grandfather.
He was a bit curious about what expression his grandfather would have once he thought about the table full of fox meat in his interspatial ring.
"Grandfather." He came to Sima Tai's study room and it just so happened that he was the only one there.
"Have you notified them?" Sima Tai asked without lifting his head.
"Mm, I've already told them." Sima You Yang said, "I even took something really good back from there. You Yue said it was to pay respects to you."
"Oh?" Sima Tai lifted his head and looked at him. When he saw the concealed mirth in his eyes, he knew that it probably wasn't anything good.
Sima You Yang walked over and waved his hand, revealing a table full of delicacies as the house filled with the fragrance of meat.
"You Yue made this. He said that it was to thank you for letting them go to the ancestral ground. He wanted me to take it to you to try." Sima You Yang said with a smile.
"What are these?"
Sima You Yang introduced the dishes one by one, "This is braised fox, fried fox, fox head broth, spiced fox leg, shredded fox meat, stewed fox, roasted fox…"
Sima Tai pursed his lips and it didn't escape Sima You Yang's notice. He secretly laughed, but he could not show it openly.
Sima Tai lifted the fox leg and took a bite, saying, "Go and tell him that the taste isn't bad. It's just a pity that the fox is too old, so it's a little bit dry. Why not switch it for a few young foxes."
When Sima You Yue heard the message that Sima You Yang had brought back, her hand that was currently holding some fox meat froze for a moment. Then, she said, "He definitely won't say that the meat of these fox meat meatballs are old!"
After speaking, she chopped the meat up viciously.
Sima You Yang looked at her with a smile, and was willing to be their messenger.
An old fox versus a small fox… this was his first time seeing that someone was willing to face off his grandfather.
He waited for her to finish preparing the meatballs. After Sima You Yang gave it a taste, he took a plate of it and looked for Sima Tai.
After a short moment, he brought news, saying, "The meatballs were delicious. He wishes to eat roasted chicken next."
Sima You Yue harshly slammed the chopper in her hand on the chopping block, saying through gritted teeth, "Taking me as a chef! This Lord is tired today, I'm not going to do it!"
Sima You Yang brought word back to Sima Tai, but Sima Tai just smiled, saying, "A little fox is just a little fox in the end!"
However, the fox meat dishes ceased here.
The next day, Sima You Yue and her four brothers went to the main house today. A hundred over youths were already there in that huge house.
"I never felt it before but I realise now that there are actually many people in the Sima Clan!" Sima You Le exclaimed as he stood at the side of the room.
"And these are the ones who've been chosen." Sima You Yue said, "They say that they can only choose one hundred and fifty people each time for the ancestral grounds, otherwise, the numbers would be even more."
"Sima Kai and the people from his branch are gone, so we're using their spaces." Sima You Ming said.
"So it's not even inconveniencing others, that old fox!" Sima You Yue gritted her teeth.
Everyone knew that Sima You Yue had saved the Clan Leader and he had pledged to allow them to enter the ancestral grounds together. As such, when he saw them return, nobody had any opinions and were, instead, interacted with them as if they were good friends.
Sima Tai, Sima Lin and well as a group of seniors all arrived at the house and scanned the people in the room. Especially when they saw someone's ugly expression, the old fox smiled gleefully.
He swayed his hands and the entire house quieted down.
"Three years ago, you all passed the great selection. However, because I was in a coma due to my injuries, you all had not entered the ancestral grounds until now. Today, I will open the grounds for you. Go in and find your legacies!"
He look at Sima Lin, who shot out his Spiritual Qi towards a few directions. The entire house filled with light that flowed into the ground. So this was a teleportation array!
Sima You Yue felt giddy and waited for her feet to touch the ground. They had already left the Sima residence and appeared in front of a mountain.
"What mountain is this?"
"Doesn't look like the mountain behind our house."
"But it doesn't feel right either, it shouldn't be far from our ancestral ground."
Just as everyone was guessing where they were, SIma You Yue was recalling the teleportation array just now.
"The ground's teleportation array wasn't already drawn beforehand, and he merely used his spiritual qi to sketch out a temporary teleportation array. Grandfather Lin's teleportation ability must not be low. If I have time, I can ask him to give me some pointers." She secretly thought.
After she left Feng Zhi Xing, she had been fumbling about on her own in the area of arrays. Although she felt that that her studies in the arrays were not bad, she would definitely be able to improve if she was able to get some pointers by Sima Lin.
"After the ancestral ground opens, you all can enter to find your legacies. You have two days." Sima Tai said.
"Two days, so short?" Everyone exclaimed.
"Listen to me." Sima Tai waved his hands, saying, "Inside is different from outside. One day in the outside is slower there, so you all have two months worth of time in there."
"Wow, that's amazing!"
Sima You Yue's heart was moved, this really resembled the Spirit Pagoda.
"Some legacies will require you to pass a test. Once you enter, you have to grab hold of the chance."
After he finished speaking, he took out a small seal and placed it in a groove in the foot of the mountain.
A wall started to sway as a person appeared on a cave high up. A white ray appeared on the mountain, shooting straight at the young people. After the white rays faded, only Sima Tai and the other elders remained.
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