Chapter 101: Is This Human Stupid?
Translator: OnGoingWhy Editor: Vermillion
"You want to eat this, right?"
Ouyang Xiaoyi said with a chuckle as she used her chopsticks to pick up a piece of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs covered with amber-colored sauce and slightly wave it around Yang Chen's face.
At that moment, Yang Chen was already captivated by the intoxicating smell emanating from the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs. His eyes were unable to move away. The amber-colored luster of the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs was simply too alluring. He subconsciously felt his stomach was empty and could not help but want to have a taste.
"Go order it yourself if you want to eat! Hmph! This is mine!" When Ouyang Xiaoyi saw Yang Chen drooling, she immediately became overjoyed. She had a triumphant expression as she shoved the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs into her mouth in one bite. Her eyes curved into two adorable crescents.
Yang Chen was furious. He knew this brat was definitely up to no good. However, he really had to admit that the aroma was truly fragrant. He had never smelled anything as captivating or enticing before.
Yang Chen was thinking whether he should also order a serving of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, but he was hesitating since he already ordered Red Braised Meat. He gave up in the end. He decided to taste the Red Braised Meat first before making the choice. However, in order to resist the temptation, Yang Chen forced himself to look away from Ouyang Xiaoyi, who was enjoying the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs.
"Chew, chew." Ouyang Xiaoyi was amused as she watched Yang Chen who had closed his eyes so that he would not see the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs. She was elated in her mind as she chewed loudly on purpose. Since Yang Chen was unable to see, she was using sound to entice him.
For Yang Chen, this was simply the most upsetting torture. It was even more upsetting than making him perform ten sets of kata out in the snow.
Nearby, Song Tao had been monitoring both of them. However, when he looked at the plate of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs in front of Ouyang Xiaoyi, he could not help but swallow his saliva as well. The smell was simply too aromatic. Even though the rumors alleged the price of the dishes in the black-hearted store was ridiculously expensive, there was a reason for its pricing.
Unfortunately, a serving of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs actually cost fifty crystals. When Song Tao imagined how fifty crystals would slip away from his pockets if he ordered the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, he even lost his appetite for eating.
While withstanding the temptation of the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, Yang Chen managed to endure until Bu Fang walked out of the kitchen. He became excited when he saw the plate of carnelian-like Red Braised Meat that was exuding a cloud of steam.
"Here's your Red Braised Meat, please enjoy your meal," Bu Fang calmly said. Compared to Yang Chen's eagerness, Bu Fang was easygoing.
Yang Chen's eyes were staring straight at the Red Braised Meat in front of him. The pieces of meat were translucent like carnelian and gave off an extremely beautiful red luster when placed under the lighting. It was exquisite like a piece of artwork and he could not bear to eat it.
However, the craving for food in his stomach conquered his appreciation for beauty in the end. Yang Chen grabbed his chopsticks and carefully picked up a piece of Red Braised Meat. As the chopsticks lightly clamped onto the piece of Red Braised Meat, a slightly translucent juice seeped out and a fragrance wafted into the air.
Placing the piece of meat in his mouth, a faint sweetness accompanied with the rich taste of meat instantly invaded and occupied his entire mouth. Yang Chen's whole body seemed to be wrapped by the flavor of the meat. The first layer of the venison was oily but not greasy. It was springy and the texture was extremely good. When Yang Chen reached the lean meat portion which should be firm, the tenderness and smoothness was outside of his expectations. The piece of meat entered his stomach with a gulp.
"It's... It's really delicious!" Yang Chen blankly muttered. He was looking at the plate of Red Braised Meat in disbelief. There was actually such a delicious Red Braised Meat in the world. Compared to the Braised Spirit Pork from the Immortal Phoenix Restaurant, the difference was like the distance between heaven and earth!
Just a single piece of meat was able to thoroughly subdue Yang Chen. Ouyang Xiaoyi's eyes became even more curved. She cheerfully picked up another piece of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs and shoved it into her mouth. Her cheeks were bulging as she chewed on the meat.
"Hmph! I already told you earlier, the smelly boss' dishes are definitely the most delicious!"
Yang Chen smacked his lips. He felt as if he did not taste the Red Braised Meat just now, and so, he picked up another piece of meat and once more shoved it into his mouth. With a gulp, the piece of meat entered his stomach... Yang Chen's eyes widened in surprise. He picked up another piece of meat and blissfully shoved it into his mouth. With a gulp, the meat entered his stomach.
Thus, Yang Chen began to continuously pick up the pieces of meat and continuously shove them into his mouth. He was simply unable to stop himself. When Bu Fang was carrying out the Egg-Fried Rice, the entire plate of Red Braised Meat was gone.
"Here's your Egg-Fried Rice, please enjoy your meal," Bu Fang said as he placed the Egg-Fried Rice that seemed to be exuding golden light in front of Song Tao.
Song Tao, who was already extremely tormented, picked up the porcelain spoon without saying anything and began scooping up the rice. The moment the spoon dug into the rice, the egg aroma and rice fragrance that was contained within instantly gushed out. Steam rose up and enveloped Song Tao's face, sending him into an euphoric state.
Even though the price of the Egg-Fried Rice was not considered expensive and the cooking method was simple, it was undeniable that the fragrance exuded by this simple dish was the strongest. The reason was the eggs by themselves were extremely aromatic when stir-fried.
No one could resist the Egg-Fried Rice's fragrance. Neither Song Tao nor Yang Chen could do it.
After eating a bite of Egg-Fried Rice, Song Tao was thoroughly captivated by it. He was continuously scooping the rice, chewing, and swallowing. He was completely subdued by the delicious flavor of the dish and forgot all about his objective for entering the store.
After a short while, the entire plate of Egg-Fried Rice was completely finished. The plate was licked clean and not even a single grain of rice was left.
"Delicious!" Song Tao placed the plate down and ran his tongue over his lips. He did not expect the Egg-Fried Rice to be so delicious. A single serving was simply not enough to satisfy him.
"Owner Bu, give me another serving of Egg-Fried Rice!" While facing such a delicious taste, even a fellow like Song Tao who was stingy by nature chose to compromise and decided to order another serving of Egg-Fried Rice.
"You'll have to order another dish. Since you've already ordered Egg-Fried Rice, you're not allowed to order it any more," Bu Fang replied after giving him a glance.
Song Tao was startled for a moment and then remembered the rules written on the menu. He suddenly felt somewhat depressed... At that moment, only then did he suddenly remember that he was not there to have a meal. He was there to abduct Yang Chen and Ouyang Xiaoyi.
Therefore, Song Tao withstood the temptation and carefully took out a single crystal. He placed it on the table with a face filled with reluctance before turning around and leaving.
Bu Fang's face was filled with doubts as he watched Song Tao leaving. Didn't he say he was going to order another dish?
After leaving the store, Song Tao did not go far. He found a comfortable spot a few meters away from the entrance of the alleyway and squatted down. He did not dare to make a move within the store, but once they were outside... He would be able to instantly capture the two brats and then leave. At the very least... He could not let the supreme beast dog have the chance to make a move.
The miserable fate of his two subordinates that were sent flying was still fresh in his mind. He did not dare to let that supreme beast dog unleash its claws...
Heavy snow was unsteadily falling from the sky without warning. The imperial city was once again covered with a layer of snow.
Within the store, Yang Chen, who was still craving for more, ordered some more dishes and he was heartily enjoying his meal. On the other hand, Xiaoyi ordered a serving of warm Fish Head Tofu Soup and she was elatedly sipping the soup.
The two of them simply had no plans to leave.
At the entrance of the alleyway, Song Tao was squatting there without moving. His body was already covered with a thick layer of white snow. Whenever he slightly moved his body, there would be snow falling off from him.
Lying at the entrance of the store, Blacky rolled its eyes. It was speechless for a moment because of Song Tao's behavior. It thought, "Is this human stupid?"
Song Tao was questioning his own normality as well... However, he had no other choice. In order to complete the mission, he could only make such a fearless sacrifice.
Qian Bao was wearing a brocade robe and a fox-skin overcoat. He was accompanied by a chef from the Immortal Phoenix Restaurant. When he reached the entrance of the alleyway, he spotted the shivering Song Tao, who was hiding within the alleyway. He immediately waved his hand away in disgust and said, "Where did this filthy beggar come from? Get lost, don't block the way."
When Song Tao heard those words, he immediately entered a daze. He was a sixth grade Battle-Emperor... He was actually being treated as a filthy beggar? Since when did he become this miserable?