“You just need to cover the chicken with mud . If you don’t like the mud touching your chicken, you can wrap it in lotus leaves first,” said Li Yue . This was what Ye Lang taught her .
“Where’s the chicken?” Zhao Yarou realised she didn’t have the main ingredient despite having received instructions . Ye Lang seemed to have said he’d provide her with a chicken .
However, Ye Lang said something that made everyone want to slap him .
“Hunt your own . ”
“ . . . ”
“Didn’t you say you’d give me one just now?” asked Zhao Yarou .
“That was just now . I’ve changed my mind,” said Ye Lang . I wouldn’t have said that if I’d known it was you .
“Fine, if that’s what you say . Get me a chicken . ” Looks like Zhao Yarou was in an exceptionally good mood today to be tolerating such rudeness from Ye Lang .
Many people were surprised . Why was she so calm today? They were shocked at how well she was taking the rude kid’s remarks .
However, everyone was already treating the kid like he was already dead . His death was certain .
She was in a good mood now but that could change at any moment .
He should prepare to meet Death soon .
The most important thing now was to go get her a chicken or they’d be meeting Death too…
“This is delicious, who thought of cooking chicken this way?” asked Zhao Yarou when she finished her chicken . She thought it had a very unique taste .
This was a whole chicken Zhao Yarou cooked for herself! Today was a special day! Everyone stared at her fair, soft hands splotched with mud, oddly emotional .
Once he saw her finish, he immediately said, “Since you’re done, then we should get going . Farewell, Your Majesty . Oh, and help us extinguish that fire . Li Yue, let’s go…”
Zhao Yarou was stunned and before she could speak, she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw him carry Li Yue . Based on her understanding of Li Yue, she would never let anyone carry her, especially not a man .
“Captain Li Yue, are you really that weak?” asked Zhao Yarou . She could sense Li Yue was indeed quite weak, this wasn’t a display of intimacy .
“Yeah, I’ll be fine in a few days . ” Li Yue nodded, her face turning red with embarrassment . She hadn’t expected Ye Lang to pick her up in front of everyone .
At that moment, she hadn’t said anything either because she’d gotten too used to it .
In a swift motion, he placed her on the back of the horse then guided it with its reins . They walked slowly towards a valley .
Zhao Yarou thought this looked as beautiful as a painting . Li Yue’s sickly weakness had instead added beauty to the scene, she almost envied the girl who had someone caring for her like this .
Not just Zhao Yarou, everyone had the same feeling . It was touching to see them like this .
Just a little bit though . How often does one feel shaken to their core in their lifetime anyway? Even feeling a little shaken or touched was enough .
“I see you care for her well . You like her?” asked Zhao Yarou . She’d walked up to walk with him, shoulder to shoulder .
“That’s none of your business . Why are you following us?” Ye Lang did not answer her question . His brows were furrowed as if he hated her tagging along .
“No one’s following you, we’re just taking the same path,” said Zhao Yarou mildly .
“Oh, then I’ll let you walk first . ” Ye Lang stopped in his tracks to let her pass first .
“You… I want to rest now…” she said coldly . There was anger behind the word ‘you’ .
Yep, that was bloodlust . This kid is dead!
Hey, why is she suppressing it? She hasn’t ever suppressed her anger like this before .
“So, does this mean you’ve decided to follow me?” Ye Lang asked calmly, directly ignoring her bubbling anger .
“Yep . Everything under the sky is mine . You’re in my empire . I’ll tag along if I want to, you can’t stop me,” said Zhao Yarou, looking at Ye Lang . There was something different in her look though, an inexplicable emotion .
“I could care less,” said Ye Lang .
Wait… . Why does this feel so familiar…
And just like that, Ye Lang continued trekking ahead with Zhao Yarou tagging along . Li Yue and the rest were very confused and very scared of her odd behaviour .
The only person who did not feel a thing was probably Ye Lang .
The journey was a silent one . The entire troop forged ahead slowly, closing in on a mysterious region of the forest where few people visited . There were many stories of people going missing here .
No one had planned to be here- at least not Ye Lang . Unfortunately, Ye Lang had been leading the troop and based on his past experiences, he did have a tendency to lose his way .
This bunch was the strangest combination too, a group no one would’ve expected . Fate just had to bring them together .
It was definitely a coincidence for Ye Lang and Zhao Yarou to meet . She’d been trekking randomly and planned to return after a bit of hunting .
However, perhaps she was in a very good mood after a few days of hunting for her to decide to tag along…
“Fuck, rabbit!” cried Ye Lang, breaking the silence .
“It’s just a rabbit,” said Zhao Yarou sarcastically .
“Look at it, then talk…” Everyone looked towards where he was pointing at .
“Fuck, the… rabbit . ”
There were similar gasps and cries as their expressions turned into horror .
They’d seen a rabbit, yes, but this was a white rabbit fifty times larger than what it was supposed to be . At the same time, there was bloodlust in its eyes . It bared rows and rows of sharp teeth .
“That’s not a rabbit, that’s a magical beast,” said Zhao Yarou calmly .
“Called the Feral Rabbit, Level 9 magical beast, it’s rare, twenty points . ” Li Yue listed out its details from a small alchemy item the organisers provided for participants to do quick identifications .