Nangong Wuque hummed a song as he strolled through the Nangong Family's courtyard, and his face was brimming with satisfaction. The courtyard was filled with many curved paths, but the environment was excellent; it had all kind of trees. As the sun shone down on the leaves littering the ground, it made the ground seem as if it was littered with shiny pieces of gold.
Suddenly, Nangong Wuque stopped humming, and his body trembled and shivered as though he had been struck by lightning.
"Hold on... did I miss something? That lassie, Little Wan, went to Old Bu's store, didn't she? Would she not end up meeting that terrifying woman?" Nangong Wuque pondered, suddenly feeling worried for Nangong Wan.
He clearly understood how frightening the Netherworld woman was; whenever he recalled the terrifying pressure that forced him to lie down, unable to budge, his heart would palpitate in fear.
If Little Wan did not act tactfully and ended up provoking that woman, then... the consequences would be too horrible to contemplate.
He began to nurse a headache over this concern.
A while ago, he was engrossed in showing off in front of Nangong Wan and ended up forgetting to inform her of such an important matter. "Lassie, please be safe and sound!"
At that moment, nothing else could rouse his anxiety as much as this issue, so he turned around and rushed out of the courtyard. Nangong Wuque moved really fast because he was quite worried about Nangong Wan.
"Patriarch, the City Lord has invited you to his palace to discuss some important matters."
An elder, who had just come in through the gate, saw Nangong Wuque and waved his hand before he mentioned the invitation.
"I'm busy now, so postpone it." Nangong Wuque rushed out without stopping for a single moment; the elder was just barely able to hear a few words before Nangong Wuque dashed right by him and rushed away.
Postpone it? How can I postpone it?
The elder was lost for words. "As soon as the City Lord sends someone to invite you over, you discard your job and leave; you even want me to help you postpone it..."
Nangong Wuque was still the old Nangong Wuque, after all; he was as unreliable now as he was before.
Nangong Wan, who had already calmed down, smiled, looked at Bu Fang and said, "Owner Bu, how would you like me to thank you?"
When the spectating customers heard Nangong Wan say that, their entire bodies shivered. She was too charming and alluring. Since the goddess had used such a sweet voice to say such words, how could anyone bear it?
Bu Fang watched Nangong Wan in astonishment. What was that woman up to, this time? If you want to have a meal, then you should just say so. Why are you bringing up such matters?
"Nevermind that. Saving Nangong Wuque was just something I did in passing. What do you want to eat? Tell me," Bu Fang said expressionlessly.
Saving Nangong Wuque really was something he did it passing, and he did it with just a bowl of Dragon Blood Rice; it wasn't like he experienced any hardship or difficulty while doing so.
Back then, if what he needed to save Nangong Wuque was something like a hundred jars of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup, then he could have turned around and left decisively.
A hundred jars of the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup... even if that clown Nangong Wuque was sold, he wouldn't fetch as many crystals as those jars of soup would.
Although Nangong Wan wanted to say more on that matter, she just blinked her pretty eyes and placed her order. "Okay, Owner Bu; serve me a jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup."
Owner Bu's Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup was a peerless delicacy; it was the most delicious dish she had ever eaten.
"Ok, wait for a while," said Bu Fang.
After he had spoken, he turned around and went to the kitchen.
When Bu Fang left, Nangong Wan shifted her gaze to Nethery, who was sitting on a chair not far from her.
The gazes of both women met in mid-air, and there seemed to be arcs of lightning flickering between them. That was probably the rumored hostility between women.
The atmosphere in the store swiftly turned awkward.
Although the remaining customers in the store wanted to keep watching the spectacle, they had already eaten their dishes; moreover, they felt uncomfortable due to the store's awkward atmosphere.
Goosebumps sprouted all over their bodies whenever the aloof goddess' ice-cold gaze swept past them.
It was too scary...
The customers only hesitated for three seconds before they turned around and left the store.
Only Nangong Wan remained sitting in the store.
After a short while, a rich fragrance wafted out of the kitchen and assaulted their noses.
"Nethery, serve the dish."
Bu Fang's voice rang out of the kitchen's windows.
Nethery's appetite had been roused by the fragrance, and when she heard Bu Fang's order, she stood up immediately and instantly appeared in front of the kitchen. It was as though she had teleported.
A look of surprise was on Bu Fang's face as he watched the extremely excited Nethery. He could not help but feel that the woman was up to something again.
When Nethery picked up the jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup, her eyes lit up with a bright glow, and she lowered her head closer to the jar, perceiving the fragrance emanating from it.
Bu Fang raised his brows when he saw her do that.
This woman... She wouldn't be thinking of eating this jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup, would she?
Just as Bu Fang had guessed, Nethery only took several steps forward before she removed the lid from the soup jar, which had a golden Buddha on it that was flickering in resplendent lights.
An intense fragrance immediately surged out of the jar.
It was fragrant. Too fragrant!
Nethery's fair and beautiful face shone with a rosy glow as the steam blew at her.
Nangong Wan watched in shock as the pretty woman casually dipped her hand into the jar and took out a piece of meat, which she proceeded to eat in one mouthful.
"What the hell! Isn't she a waitress? Shouldn't this woman serve the jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup to me? Why was she eating it?"
Nangong Wan was so bewildered by the Netherworld woman's actions that she began to nurse a headache. How was this the actions of a waitress? It was simply the actions of a bandit.
The enraged Nangong Wan shot to her feet and coldly said, "What are you doing? That's my jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup!"
Nethery's pitch-black eyes calmly glanced at Nangong Wan, then the Netherworld woman grasped the jar with both hands and began to gulp its contents down. When the soup flowed down into her stomach, she couldn't help letting out a light breath in comfort.
It was too delicious! She had eaten a new dish again.
Bu Fang was speechless as he leaned against the kitchen's door, then he proceeded to rub his temple. Nethery really did start eating the soup, after all.
It seemed he had brought over a glutton worse than Lord Dog.
Lord Dog opened its drowsy eyes, shot a look at Nethery, and snorted coldly. "You are just thinking nonsense. This Lord Dog only loves Sweet 'n' Sour Meat Ribs; I don't eat such ordinary dishes."
That woman was more gluttonous than Lord Dog.
Nethery kept eating from the jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup as she walked toward Nangong Wan; when she reached her, Nethery pulled out a chair and sat down while eating the soup.
Nangong Wan's chest was heaving up and down in anger, but it was quite alluring. Her beautiful face had turned pale from anger.
Just when Nangong Wan was about to fly into a rage, a loud shout came from outside the store.
Both Nangong Wan and Bu Fang were taken aback by it; even Nethery, who was still eating noisily, raised her head.
They all watched Nangong Wuque rush into the store with wide open arms and a face filled with grief.
When Nangong Wuque rushed in and saw Nangong Wan gazing at him as though he was a moron, he heaved a sigh of relief and relaxed. As long as she was safe, it was fine.
He turned and immediately spotted Nethery noisily eating from a jar of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall Soup.
Nangong Wuque's heart lurched when he saw her.
This woman really was... too scary!
However, since she was now in Owner Bu's store, she should have become more docile. Nangong Wuque let out a long breath.
Nevertheless, before his breath had completely escaped his nose, he was frightened by what he heard Nangong Wan say:
"Owner Bu, this woman is wantonly eating a customer's dish. Shouldn't you say something about it? Such a waitress will certainly damage your store's reputation. Shouldn't you fire her?"
As soon as Nangong Wan said that...
Bu Fang was taken aback, Nethery was taken aback, and even Lord Dog, who had been yawning lazily only a moment ago, was taken aback.
Nangong Wuque's heart lurched, and he felt like his knees would go soft.
"My sister... you really don't know the truth. Do you know how fearful is the existence who you speak about?"
Nangong Wuque's heart sank, and he looked at Nethery in fright.
As expected, the black, long-haired woman stopped eating, withdrew her hands from the jar, and shifted her gaze to Nangong Wan.