Chapter 53: “Returning to the Academy”
Aside from Sima You Ran who had to settle some matters in the Academy . Sima You Qi, Sima You Ming and Sima You Le had all came back, knowing that Sima You Lie had successfully advanced in rank. Everyone was exceedingly excited.
At night, Sima You Yue cooked an entire table of dishes for everyone in a moment of happiness. When she stepped out of the kitchen, she saw the four of them sitting at the sides of the table, all of them staring at her with faces full of surprise. She stared back blankly because she realised that she, in her extreme happiness, forgot that the original owner of this body did not know how to cook. The previous time where she said that she had taught the chefs how to cook, they had thought that she had just listened to some rumors. However, this time, she was the one who had made these dishes by hand!
"Fifth brother, when did you learn how to cook?" Sima You Le was the first one to ask.
Sima You Yue went to her own seat and sat down, saying, "Wasn't I living on Pu Luo Mountain Range for a few months? At that time I was the only one who could cook for myself, so I had to learn it."
Listening to what Sima You Yue said, everyone looked at her with pain in their hearts, thinking that she must definitely have suffered so much on Pu Luo Mountain Range, so much so that she even had to learn something as complex as cooking.
Sima You Yue felt a bit guilty when she looked at the expression on everyone's faces. She had just wanted to dodge the question of her learning cooking. She never expected that she would cause heartache.
She smiled and said, "Alright, let's quickly eat. If we wait any longer it will get cold and it won't be delicious anymore."
"Yes, let's eat. Let's see how Fifth Brother's dishes are."
"Mmhmm, let's eat!"
"Come, let's give a toast to Grandfather, congratulating him on advancing a rank smoothly."
"Haha, for this, we have to give thanks to You Yue for bringing back that advancement pill."
Talking about Sima Lie's advancement, everyone's spirits were lifted once again as they ate and drank until late at night."
"Grandfather, I think I will return to the Academy tomorrow." Sima You Yue said after dinner ended.
Sima You Yue nodded, saying, "I'm not the kind of person who asks you whether or not your hands hurts after you've given me a slap. If you want to hurt me, you better prepare to figure out how to receive my revenge!"
"Haha, no matter what you decide to do, Grandfather will definitely support you. If you need anything from me or from your brothers, all you need to do is to ask." Sima Lie said.
"Yup, I will." Sima You Yue smiled as she said.
She looked towards the direction of the Academy as her mouth twisted into a malicious smile. Who knew what kind of reaction those people who had thought she already died would have once they saw her.
Returning back to her own courtyard, Sima You Yue locked herself back inside her house once again to cultivate. Although she really wanted to go and practice refining pills, she also knew that one should not try to run before they learnt how to walk. She knew that she did not have enough experience extracting the essences from the herbs yet, so if she hastily tried to fuse them together, she would only end up causing another explosion like the previous time. Even if she had somehow managed to successfully refine out medicinal pills, its quality would also not be that good.
Furthermore, what she needed the most right now was to cultivate. Little Roar said that before she reached Divine Rank, there was a chance that she would be able to recover her memories. She was currently only a mere Spirit Lord, who knew how long it would take before she finally reached Divine Rank. She needed to make full use of every second.
Inside the Imperial Academy , for the first month that Sima You Yue had gone missing, everyone was still heavily gossiping about it. They were guessing when the General's residence would come to the Academy to make trouble. Who would have thought that not even a single shadow was sent from the general's residence.
Today, after they had finished their morning classes, everyone was walking around after their lunch.
The two people, Fatty Qu and Wei Zi Qi, had come back. Seeing that the main gate was unlocked, they still thought that Ouyang Fei or Bei Gong Tang had returned first.
"These two guys, they ran off right after class. We didn't even see them at the canteen just now, so it turns out they had rushed back here first." Fatty Qu said.
"Yup, ever since we ate the food that You Yue cooked for us, the food at the canteen seems too disgusting to eat." Wei Zi Qi's face fell as he talked about Sima You Yue.
"You Yue, He…" Fatty Qu's voice was also a bit hoarse.
The only ones in Academy who would still talk about Sima You Yue would only be these two people.
"What are you guys doing, standing at the door?" Bei Gong Tang's cold voice came from behind them, interrupting them in the midst of their pain.
Wei Zi Qi turned around and looked at Bei Gong Tang, saying, "Didn't you go in? We thought that you had already come back."
"Nope, I went to the library." Bei Gong Tang stepped forward two steps and looked at the two of them suspiciously. After that, she pushed the door open to enter.
"When will this Bei Gong Tang ever smile? Whenever we see her, she's always so cold." Fatty Qu said agitatedly.
"Yup, her smile will definitely be beautiful." Wei Zi Qi said.
"Are you trying to be gatekeepers by standing at the door?" Ouyang Fei came from behind and said, when he saw the two of them standing at the door without entering.
After living together for a period of time, although they did not like to talk to each other, but they had already grown less cold as compared to the time when they had just gotten to know each other.
"Sigh, this guy, he's really…." Fatty Qu was talking halfway when he suddenly turned to look at Wei Zi QI and saw that his eyes, similarly, contained traces of surprise.
The two of them had just returned and thought that the main door had been opened by Bei Gong Tang or Ouyang Fei. However, they realised now that these two had only returned after them. This must mean that the one who was was able to use a key to open the door, it must be… Sima You Yue?!!"
The two of them quickly entered the house. The moment they entered, they saw Ouyang Fei standing at the the house while Bei Gong Tang was standing in front of Sima You Yue's door. The door that had always been tightly shut was actually opened today!
They only saw Sima You Yue stick out her head from inside the house, smirking towards the four surprised people, "You've all come back. I'm just tidying the house. It's been so long since someone has lived here so the dust is really thick."
Fatty Qu pointed at Sima You Yue and found that he could not speak in proper sentences.
"You…. you… when did you return?!"
Sima You Yue completely walked out and laughed, "I just returned. Fatty Qu, you don't have any afternoon classes right? Want to help me pack my place up?"
After that, she looked at the three people, including Bei Gong Tang, and said, "This place is really too dirty. It also seems to have been smashed by someone. It's so messy, why don't you all wait until it's been packed up before coming over again to sit down?"
It was only at this point that they four of them had any real reaction. Wei Zi Qi rolled up his sleeves and walked over saying, "It really is very dirty, let us clean it up together."
"RIght, I'll help out too." Fatty Qu said as he walked over.
Sima You Yue looked at Wei Zi Qi take initiative to help and smiled, "Alright, having you guys to help will let us pack it up quicker."
But what was even more strange was that Ouyang Fei and Bei Gong Tang had also come in to help. Although the two of them still looked really cold, she had always taken the two of them to be inflicted with some kind of facial nerve paralysis. She will still surprised that they had came forward to help them out.
"It really seems as if someone had broken in here!" Fatty Qu said helplessly as he threw his glance towards the mess.
The five of them packed up together and the place was quickly tidied up. After that, Fatty Qu and Wei Zi Qi sat together while Ouyang Fei leaned on the table and Bei Gong Tang was near the door. Four of them simultaneously looked towards Sima You Yue.
"You Yue, where did the Teleportation Array send you that time?"
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