Chapter 440: Searching The Whole City
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
Nangong Wuque had not expected Nangong Wan to set the array teleportation coordination within Owner Bu's store.
He was badly mangled, and his entire body was soaked in blood. His previous elegant and graceful look had already disappeared, leaving him in an extremely sorry state. He gasped for breath loudly, and his chest heaved up and down like a bellows. He also coughed out several mouthfuls of blood.
Bu Fang's eyebrows rose. What was going on? Why did Nangong Wuque become this... wretched?
"Old Bu... do you have some food? I almost starved to death..."
Nangong Wuque tried to crawl up from the floor whilst trembling, but he failed and fell back down. Wearing a gloomy expression, he chuckled and gave up his attempt to stand up, so he raised his head and spoke to Bu Fang.
His situation was really too miserable. His true energy was in a complete mess, and he had countless internal injuries. The metallic cross had bound him, penetrated his body and sealed his cultivation.
"Who did you offend? Why was he this ruthless?" asked Bu Fang.
He came over to him and supported Nangong Wuque up.
Bu Fang stirred his true energy and tried to pull out the ice-cold chain, but he discovered that he was completely incapable of moving it.
Bu Fang's brows scrunched upward in astonishment. The chain was really too firm.
"Don't waste your strength on it. This chain was made from a thousand-year-old mysterious iron, and it is specifically used to seal the cultivation of Divine Physique Echelon experts. It's extremely firm, making it impossible for you-someone who hasn't even reached the Divine Physique Echelon-to break it," Nangong Wuque said, with a weak smile.
Bu Fang gave up and looked at him. Green smoke curled around his hand as he summoned the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife into it. There was nothing that the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife couldn't cut or break.
As soon as he attempted to break the chain with the knife, Shrimpy-who had been lying on his shoulder, waved its sickles and cut the chain apart easily as though it had only been tofu.
Bu Fang was stunned, and so was Nangong Wuque.
Shrimpy snorted and waved its sickles at Bu Fang, showing off its achievement.
Nangong Wuque's eyes lit up. This small creature was unexpectedly this amazing?
If it was capable of cutting even this mysterious iron, then it was truly similar to a divine lockpicking tool that everyone should get before they traveled.
Shrimpy returned to Bu Fang's shoulder and lay there peacefully.
Bu Fang stroked its shell lightly, and Shrimpy squinted its compound eyes in comfort.
Since the chain had already been snapped apart, Bu Fang helped Nangong Wuque to pull out all of its parts from his body.
The intense pain Nangong Wuque felt in the process caused him to suck in a breath of cold air.
"It's painful... painful, ah!!"
Thump! Finally, the metallic cross was completely pulled out of Nangong Wuque's body.
Nangong Wuque felt his body become lighter.
He squinted his eyes and sat cross-legged on the floor. He took out a bottle of pills from his Spatial Spirit Tool and tossed all of the pills into his mouth.
A rich spiritual energy surged out from the elixirs.
"Old Bu, serve me a jar of the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup," mumbled Nangong Wuque.
"All the servings of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup for today have been sold," Bu Fang calmly replied.
"Don't be like this... your Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup can help me recover from my injuries quickly. Don't you see how pitiful I am?" A pitiful look appeared on Nangong Wuque's bloodied face.
Unmoved, Bu Fang only looked at him and replied, "I already told you: all the servings of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup for today have been sold; you don't need to trouble yourself by asking again."
As soon as he had said that, Bu Fang turned around and went to the kitchen.
"I will make for you a dish that will help you recover from your injuries quickly, but you will still need to pay for it."
After a short while, Bu Fang's voice rang out from the kitchen.
As soon as Nangong Wuque heard him, he grinned. In order to eat Bu Fang's dishes, Nangong Wuque didn't bring with him anything other than a big stack of crystals, so he complied directly.
The prison went into a thorough uproar after Nangong Wuque's escape. The guards were unable to comprehend how Nangong Wuque managed to run away, and since they didn't understand it, then they could only go and report it. They went out of the prison and reported the matter to the Great Elder Nangong Xuanhe.
"Nangong Wuque escaped?" Nangong Xuanying raised his brows slightly after he had heard the guards' report.
As expected, that lassie really was somewhat skilled.
When he realized that fact, Nangong Xuanying's complexion turned even more ice-cold.
"Big brother, I will go and catch that kid," said Nangong Xuanying, seeing as Nangong Wuque's escape occurred primarily because he neglected his responsibly.
Nangong Xuanhe looked at him and nodded.
"You can go. If you are not able to catch him, then you can just kill him directly," Nangong Xuanhe added.
Nangong Xuanying nodded, turned around and left. When he reached the entrance, Nangong Xuanying raised his head. Squinting his eyes, he looked at two people who were clad in blood red robes.
Who were they?
Nangong Xuanying became solemn when he felt an extremely terrifying aura surge from the bodies of those two.
He found it somewhat difficult to withstand.
As if sensing Nangong Xuanying's gaze, one of the two raised his head, and his ice-cold gaze met with Nangong Xuanying's.
Immediately, Nangong Xuanying's heart lurched as he felt all the blood in his body start to boil uncontrollably.
He was too terrifying!
Nangong Xuanying took a deep breath and nodded at him before turning around and leaving the Nangong Family's place.
Nangong Xuanhe, who donned a warm smile, went out of the room and welcomed those two people.
"Search the entire city, and don't let off even a single corner of it. You must find Nangong Wuque,"
Nangong Xuanying ordered his subordinates in an ice-cold voice. They heeded and immediately scattered within the Heavenly Mist City, starting to search it.
With a gloomy expression on his face, Nangong Xuanying slowly began to walk around the main streets of the Heavenly Mist City.
In the Lin Family's multistorey building.
The Lin Family high-ranking members stood alongside the Wind and Thunder Pavilion's experts. They all looked at the crowd of the Nangong Family members, who were scattered all around the city, and started laughing.
"Young Master Xiao, the current Nangong Family is already a mess... And, they will surely suffer a miserable defeat in the competition over the secret realm's quota, which will happen in some days' time," said the Lin Family's patriarch, Lin Kai, with a laugh.
As Xiao Changyun gazed down at the Heavenly Mist City below with indifference, he warmly nodded towards the Lin Family's patriarch's comment.
"It's only natural. If there is no one to help the Nangong Family, then this time, they will obtain only a few quotas, and in the future, your Lin Family will lead the Heavenly Mist City."
"Indeed, this outcome will be to everyone's delight and satisfaction. You will be able to enter the secret realm and seek the object you desire from it, and my Lin Family can suppress and inhibit the Nangong Family. It is profitable to both of us."
Lin Kai started laughing heartily.
Xiao Changyun took a cup of wine and sipped a mouthful of it before he nodded at the Lin Family's patriarch warmly.
In the Zhang Family's multistorey building, the same scene occurred.
However, compared with the warm and temperate Xiao Changyun, the Puppet Sect's experts were extremely cold and indifferent, making it difficult to get along with them.
Still, they were still quite friendly to each other because their objectives were the same.
Bu Fang twirled the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife in his hand swiftly and used it to pat the meat of the giant Supreme Mantis Prawn, which was on the table, before cutting it apart. He cut it into countless transparent pieces of meat that were as thin as a cicada's wing. The veins in each piece of meat were quite distinct, and they resembled mesmerizing and beautiful patterns.
When he finished cutting up the meat, he arranged them on a plate in the shape of a lustrous flower.
He placed it onto a steamer basket and started cooking it. Bu Fang raised a hand above the steamer basket and began to observe the flow of spiritual energy within it.
At the same time, he started preparing a sauce with his other hand. He took out the Abyssal Chilli Sauce, filled half of a spoon with it and poured it into a porcelain bowl. He also poured a cup filled with Ice Heart Jade Urn Wine into the bowl and began to mix them until a faint fragrance surged out from the mixture.
Bu Fang opened his mouth and spouted out a small ball of golden flame. The Ten Thousand Bestial Flames burned above his palm. He hurled the ball of flames into the porcelain bowl, and upon contact with the mixture, it flared, and a loud rumble erupted, followed by a rising steam.
An intense spicy odor and a rich fragrance filled the air.
He poured some seasoning into it, and immediately afterward, he cut a small piece off the Blood Crown and put it into the bowl; upon contact, it immediately turned into spirit essence which proceeded to seep into the sauce.
A bowl of the Secret Chili Sauce was finally completed.
This sauce had a sour and spicy flavor.
A dense cloud steam and spiritual energy rose from the steamer basket. That meat it contained had an extremely rich spiritual energy because it was the meat of a supreme beast. Moreover, because it was the meat of a Supreme Prawn, it also had an extremely excellent effect of replenishing one's essence and vitality.
Bu Fang preserved almost all of the spiritual energy in the mantis prawn's meat. Thus, after he steamed it the way he did, the meat became extremely beautiful, translucent, and glittery.
When he proceeded to pour that bowl of sour and spicy sauce above that meat, which had been arranged in the shape of a blossoming flower atop the plate, the special dish was finally completed.
When Bu Fang exited the kitchen, carrying the shrimp meat in hand, Nangong Wuque, who was still sitting cross-legged, couldn't help but twitch his nose. He opened his eyes and looked at the prawn meat in Bu Fang's hand, and his eyes immediately glittered.
After a brief recuperation, he had already gotten control of the chaotic true energy in his body. However, this didn't mean that the state of his injuries improved. He only prevented them from worsening.
"What's the name of this dish? It isn't on the menu?" Nangong Wuque curiously asked.
"There are countless dishes which aren't displayed in the menu," Bu Fang replied calmly.
He pulled a chair and sat opposite to Nangong Wuque.
Nangong Wuque was already quite impatient, so he quickly picked a piece of translucent shrimp meat with his chopsticks. As the meat had already been smeared in the sauce, it became somewhat ruddy.
A mesmerizing steam surged up from the ruddy shrimp meat and wafted outwards.
Nangong Wuque stuffed the piece of prawn meat in his mouth.
Nangong Wuque's eyes widened, and he heaved in a deep breath while chewing the meat. The prawn meat was quite soft, and it had a devious taste. This was especially the case for that sour and spicy sauce. Its spicy taste caused all the pores on his body to open up involuntarily, and the blood in his body began to flow better.
He started sweating after eating just one piece of prawn meat.
A rich spirit essence flowed down into his stomach alongside the piece of prawn meat, and it was immediately absorbed by him.
It was too pleasurable.
Nangong Wuque felt his strength swiftly recovering.
This dish was brimming with spirit essence, and this was exactly what he needed now.
Although the dish's effect was lacking slightly because it had been made with the meat of a supreme beast, Nangong Wuque was still satisfied.
If he could get his hand on that Qian old man's Eight Treasure Chicken and let Owner Bu cook it with his special methods, then its taste would be extremely delicious.
Bu Fang looked at Nangong Wuque, who was eating contently, and the corners of his lips curled upwards slightly. As a chef, he would obviously be delighted if his customers were satisfied with his dishes.
Suddenly, while Nangong Wuque was still contentedly eating that dish, the sound of someone knocking the store's bronze gate rang out.
"Thud! Thud! Thud! Open the gate. Quickly open the gate. The Nangong Family is tracking down a criminal."