Chapter 255: Rejected
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
Bu Fang's palm was strong and sturdy. He grabbed the youth's collar and lifted him up, causing that youth's face to turn somewhat red from suffocation.
"Senior, by just a look, I can tell that you are absolutely not a mortal. This puppet is actually able to eat crystals; that's so cool. How about selling it to me for 50 crystals? That's already tens of years of my savings. With this puppet, I can use it to tease Sha Sha to laughter!" Lifted up by Bu Fang, Xiao Yu continued to bare his fangs and brandish his claws while mumbling to himself unceasingly.
"Who is Sha Sha?" Bu Fang asked.
"Southern City, City Lord's daughter... She is very pretty! We are childhood sweethearts, I..."
Bu Fang was expressionless and totally ignored this youth's words. Cool weapon? He was buying Whitey just so he could use it to chase after girls? How about looking past its outer appearance and seeing the true character within? Whitey obviously wasn't a weapon for showing o ff.
"For just 50 crystals, the price of a plate of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, you wish to buy Whitey? Do you know how many plates of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs does Whitey need to eat everyday?"
"Xiao Yu, what kind of nonsense are you spouting!"
Xiao Yanyu did not know whether to laugh or cry. How did these two clowns bump into each other?
Furthermore, Xiao Yu actually just said so, didn't he ...he wanted to use 50 crystals to buy Whitey who was standing behind Owner Bu right this very instant. How daring of you, dear little brother of mine!
"Oh... you know him? This fellow is truly an annoyance." Bu Fang released Xiao Yu, but in an instant, that fella made a 180 degree turn and was prepared to pounce onto Bu Fang. However,, Bu Fang promptly stretched out his hand and blocked Xiao Yu's head.
"How many times do I have to say that you will not be able to support Whitey. Give it up. There are better options waiting for you out there," Bu Fang said seriously.
Whitey's mechanical eyes flickered as it touched its spherical head.
"Stop fooling around, Xiao Yu. Owner is right. You really can't afford it." Xiao Yanyu pulled Xiao Yu's sleeve. "What Bu Fang said was the truth," he said.
"Older Sister Yanyu... Why aren't you speaking up for me? You should be helping me persuade senior. Could it be that there is something fishy going on between the both of you?" Xiao Yu said discontentedly as he sized up Xiao Yanyu and Bu Fang's bodies suspiciously with his eyes.
Xiao Yanyu widened her eyes, glaring as her cheeks flushed red. She raised a hand and hit Xiao Yu's head.
"What bullshit are you talking about! Say that again and I will have my second brother's wife make you kneel on the wolf's fangs mace!"
Xiao Yu's face stiffened. He shut his mouth and no longer spoke.
"Owner Bu, why are you here? Did Xiao Ya do you a disservice? I was just about to look for you," Xiao Yanyu's complexion softened as she smiles at Bu Fang.
Bu Fang's expression was tranquil and calm. Disservice... oh, it was extremely unsatisfactory.
"Sister, your maid actually brought senior to such a lowly guest room. What kind of attitude is that? I already ordered the men to give senior a sideroom. Furthermore... senior said that he was looking for you so I brought him over," Xiao Yu said softly.
Xiao Yanyu was taken aback. She frowned. This Xiao Ya...
"Forget it. Didn't you say that I will be able to taste the genuine Pan-Fried Pork Bun in the Xiao mansion? Bring me there," Bu Fang said.
Xiao Yanyu pursed her lips. Just as she was about to speak however, Xiao Yu, who was standing at the side, immediately cut in with an exclamation of his own.
"What? Senior, you are here to eat the Pan-Fried Pork Bun? That's not happening... My mother has already retired long ago!"
Bang! Xiao Yanyu knocked on Xiao Yu's head without any reservation.
"Retired, your head! Shut up, I did not ask you to speak." Xiao Yanyu was in a good mood. What retired? This fellow mouth was just full of nonsense.
"Then Miss Lin is his mother?" Bu Fang peered at Xiao Yu, flabbergasted.
"Yea. Xiao Yu is the son of my second uncle. He is somewhat naughty and mischievous. I apologise for any inconvenience he might have caused," Xiao Yanyu said apologetically.
"He's not naughty or mischievous at all. Just a little foolish and annoying," Bu Fang waved his hand and said earnestly.
Immediately, Xiao Yu's complexion turned rigid as he looked at Bu Fang in grief and indignation. He only wanted to buy Whitey to chase after girls and act cool; how did he become foolish... To think the senior was such a person.
Xiao Yanyu was leading the way in front while the trio walked in a straight line.
Xiao Yu's mother was the "Beauty of Bun". After she married Xiao Yu's father, it had been long since she last made the Pan-Fried Pork Bun. She would only make them sometimes during the Spring Festival. Therefore, it was very difficult for an ordinary person to taste her culinary skills.
"My mother's attitude is very resolute. If she said that she's not gonna make it, she won't make it. Reportedly, there was a big boss who had come from the Imperial City and had wanted to buy it with crystals but my mother still chose to not make it," Xiao Yu said complacently.
Xiao Yanyu gave him a quick glare and smiled at Bu Fang helplessly, indicating that what Xiao Yu said was right.
Bu Fang frowned. The Spring Festival had just ended. Would it mean that he no longer have the opportunity to eat the Pan-Fried Pork Bun anymore? It was such a pity, so regretful.
However, it was because of this that Bu Fang's heart got even more curious towards this Pan-Fried Pork Bun.
"Senior, how about you sell Whitey to me and I'll try to help you convince my mother?" Xiao Yu widened his eyes and probed.
However, Bu Fang shot him an indifferent glance. "I already said that you won't be able to afford or support it."
Xiao Yu's face turned black.
"Owner Bu, let me bring you over to meet my second aunt. As for whether you can convince my second aunt to cook the Pan-Fried Pork Bun, it will all depend on fate," Xiao Yanyu said.
Bu Fang nodded. This was the only way now.
The trio strolled around the exquisite garden. Bu Fang was already feeling somewhat dizzy from the strolling. With such a big courtyard, wouldn't the people staying here get lost?
A moment later, after strolling around for some time, the trio arrived at the front of a large courtyard.
Xiao Yu took the initiative to push open the courtyard gate. He shouted lightly, "Mother, I am back."
A rustling noise resonated from inside the courtyard and an attractive figure walked out from the house. This was a mature, beautiful, calm and graceful woman. Her figure was well developed and she had pretty good facial features. From time to time, there would be a smile that brought warmth to a person's heart on the corner of her mouth.
"Xiao Yu, you are back. Your dad had just returned to his room. Come in. Yanyu is also here? Er... This is?"
The noble woman gave Bu Fang a suspicious glance and asked Yanyu with a smile.
Xiao Yanyu introduced Bu Fang's identity to the noble woman, but she did not give any details.
"Since he is Yanyu's friend, let's have him as a guest of the house," the noble woman known as Lin Qin'Er, or Miss Lin, smiled gracefully and leisurely walked into the house.
Xiao Yu drooped his head. His father was also inside the house; he would not be able to hop around then.
The moment Bu Fang stepped into the house, a faint aroma of sandalwood and rich tea pervaded the air.
The interior of the house was extremely wide. Bu Fang directly faced a living room. There were a few wooden chairs and a wooden table in it.
A middle-aged man was sitting in that living room drinking tea as he looked at Bu Fang, who had just walked in.
He was a handsome man. Even though he was now a middle aged man, his face still some traces of his past handsomeness. His features had a heroic, almost dominee Oh quality to it in the same vein as Xiao Meng.
This person was the Xiao Family's Secord Lord, Xiao Keyun.
Bu Fang glanced at the man and his eyes narrowed slightly. He was brimming with power, but this was only on the surface. Underneath his powerful aura, there was also a thread of weakness and frailty. Moreover, a strange blackness seemed to flash across his face from time to time. As it did so, it swallowed up his vitality with each pass.
This person.... Something was odd about him.
While Bu Fang was sizing up Xiao Keyun, the latter was also observing Bu Fang. His spirit palpitated because he could feel a thread of formidable energy concealed in this young man's body.
As his heart shivered, he opened his mouth and immediately asked:
"This person is Onwer Bu, Yanyu's friend from Imperial City. It just so happen that they met each other in Southern City. So, Yanyu invited him over as a guest here," Lin Qin'Er explained in a smile.
"Oh... I came over to Xiao Mansion just so I can try your Pan-Fried Pork Bun. Therefore, I humbly request that you make a plate of Pan-Fried Pork Bun," Bu Fang cupped his hand and said to Lin Qin'Er humbly.
"Second Uncle, Owner Bu went through the trouble of traveling a long distance trip from the Imperial City to Southern City just so he could try Second Aunt's culinary skills. Could she..." Xiao Yanyu looked at Xiao Keyun and said with a smile.
But before she even finished her sentence, it was interrupted by Xiao Keyun's cold demeanor.
"No way. Qin'Er doesn't make Pan-Fried Pork Bun anymore. I request sire to go back." Xiao Keyun's complexion turned heavy. He waved his head, impolitely ordering the guest to leave.
Xiao Yanyu immediately turned rigid. She looked at Bu Fang's profile helplessly.
Lin Qin'Er also looked at Bu Fang and smiled apologetically, indicating that she would not undertake his request.
"Mother... it had been truly hard for the senior to rush over here from the Imperial City. Why not just make a plate of it? I also haven't had a taste of mother's culinary skill for a long time." Xiao Yu also helped in persuading.
"Step down. When the adults are talking, the kids should not interrupt," Xiao Keyun swept a quick look at Xiao Yu and said nonchalantly.
Xiao Yu's expression immediately stifled. He drooped his head once again. Fine, you are an adult, you good...
"Owner Bu, right? I'm sorry, but because of her weak and frail body, it's been a long time since my beloved wife cooked the Pan-Fried Pork Bun. I'm truly very sorry about this. Sire should return. There are lots of other delicious delicacies in Southern City, not limited to Pan-Fried Pork Bun. Sire can go ahead and taste the other delicacies."
Xiao Keyun said, ordering the guest to leave once again.
Bu Fang frowned and chose not to insist on it. Since she was not going to make it, then forget it.
Therefore, Bu Fang stood up and was intending to walk toward the exit when a beast's howl reverberated throughout the entire Southern City once again. There was a loud ramming sound outside the city wall.