Chapter 60 – Roasted Fish

By | January 18, 2017

Ouyang Shaochen walked toward the pile of firewood and grabbed a fish that has been roasted until yellow golden in color. He passed it to Murong Xue, “Taste it.”

 

Murong Xue answered him briefly and was about to take the fish. Ouyang ShaoChen went straight across her hand and placed the fish right in front of her mouth.

 

Murong Xue scowled a little and glared at him. She bit the fish unwillingly. For a moment she can taste the freshness and the warmth of the meat was undeniably delicious. She was delighted, and she nodded her head profusely in admiration, “That’s great. It’s crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. The meat is very fresh, this is definitely one of the best cuisines. However, I have a way to make it taste even better!”

 

“What’s the way?” Ouyang Shaochen was interested to listen to her : The method used by Xun Feng to roast fish was taught by some master chef, his kills were even better than the best chef in the palace.

 

“It’s a secret that cannot be leaked.” Murong Xue smirked mysteriously and looked at Ouyang Shaochen proudly: You don’t tell me your secret, I won’t tell you mine either.

 

“I can tell that you don’t have any brilliant method, you’re just bragging…” Ouyang Shaochen glanced at her carelessly, the look on his face was telling as if he knew that she will answer like that.

 

Murong Xue’s face was darkened, “I’m not bragging, I can show you the method right now. It’s just that I need an extraordinary spice, and in Yu Shan… Oh… That’s the spice!”

 

Murong Xue’s eyes were brightened. She sprinted toward the bush and plucked a lot of green leaves. She cleaned them at the riverside and handed it to Ouyang Shaochen. “Crumble them all, please.” said Murong Xue.

“Alright!” Ouyang Shaochen nodded, he squeezed them gently with his long finger. The green leaves had transformed into powdered form.

 

Murong Xue sprinkled them evenly on the fish and started to roast the fish. Instantly, their surroundings was filled with the aroma of the fish.

 

Ye Yichen, Qin Yuyuan and the soldiers from the house of Prince Jing smelt the enticing smell. Ye Yichen and Qin Yuyuan did not pay much attention, but the soldiers were licking their lips as they stared at the roasting fish.

 

Murong Xue took a fish that had been cooked and put it in front of Ouyang Shaochen’s mouth proudly, “Ouyang shizi, go ahead and taste it.”

 

“Alright!” Ouyang Shaochen nodded and took a bite from Murong Xue’s hand. He tasted it gracefully and said reluctantly, “It can still be considered not bad, I guess.”

 

Murong Xue’s face was suddenly clouded: Can still be considered not bad? She used the green leaves as seasoning, it would absolutely be better compared to the one Ouyang Shaochen made. There must be something wrong with Ouyang Shaochen’s taste buds!

 

Murong Xue took the fish and gave it a fierce bite. She was truly impressed when the intense aroma of the meat suffused her mouth. She almost bit her tongue!

 

The fish was unquestionably way better than the other one, how dare Ouyang Shaochen say it was bad… Wait a minute, this fish was… the one that Ouyang Shaochen ate just now.

 

Staring at the other side of the fish, it was obviously not her bite mark, Murong Xue was stunned. She looked dazed and confused, Ouyang Shaochen snickered as he saw her expression, “You bit the meat yourself, it has nothing to do with me.”

”Why didn’t you remind me?” Murong Xue glared at Ouyang ShaoChen, her eyes were filled with anger.

“I wanted to remind you actually, but you bit it too quickly.” Ouyang Shaochen was feeling particularly good, his eyes were shining bright like a black diamond.

 

“…” Murong Xue was left speechless.

If it were not Ouyang Shaochen that had given such a neutral comment on her fish, she would certainly not bite it in her fury. It was Ouyang Shaochen’s fault that she had eaten the wrong fish.

 

This evil-minded guy, was he actually scheming against her…

 

Ye Yichen was sitting not far away, his injured arm had been bandaged. He was staring in the direction of Murong Xue and Ouyang Shaochen, not sure what he was planning in his mind.

 

Qin Yuyuan was sitting beside Ye Yichen, and she was looking at Murong Xue furiously and jealously : Ouyang Shaochen spoke bluntly to any girls he encountered, but now he was talking to Murong Xue with a kind and pleasant countenance. It shouldn’t be that way, it shouldn’t be that way…

 

The soldiers of Prince Jing were roasting their fishes, they suddenly lost their appetites as they smelled the strong aroma of the fish Murong Xue was roasting…

 

Looking in the direction where the nice scent was from, Wu Hen was holding some fruits and strolling toward Ouyang Shaochen. He spoke in a polite manner, “Prince, I’ve brought you some fruits!”

 

Ouyang ShaoChen glanced at the fruits, they were round in shape and vivid red in color. There were beads of moisture on the fruits, it can be told from the appearance that the fruits were crunchy and thirst-quenching. “Where are these from?”

 

“Shizi, I got them from there!” Wu Hen pointed in the direction of the woods not far away and handed the fruits to Ouyang ShaoChen. He took one out of his sleeve and was about to put inside his mouth.

 

Murong Xue took a look at them and was frightened. She pushed away Wu Hen’s hand abruptly and said, “These fruits are poisonous and inedible…”

 

As she finished her words, they heard a frantic scream and a soldier from the house of Prince Jing fell on the ground. He held his belly and rolled on the ground. His skin turned its color into strange black rapidly. Later, he lied silently on the ground and a half bitten red fruit dropped out from his body.

 

Ye YiChen, Qin Yuyuan and the soldiers from the house of Prince Jing stared at the body quietly. They were standing beside the firewood in dead silence.

Wu Hen was taken aback as well. He showed great gratitude to Murong Xue when he recovered from his surprise, “Thanks Ms. Murong for saving my life again! How do you know that the fruits are poisonous?” He had tested the fruits with needle before he plucked them, the needle did not turn black…

 

Murong Xue looked at him seriously, “The poison of these fruits cannot be tested by using a needle. Once you’ve eaten the fruits, the poison will flow through your vein instantly, and you’ll die in the twinkle of an eye.” It was really a truth to be told that in the jungle, the more beautiful was the fruits, the more poisonous they were.

 

Wu Hen nodded and looked at Murong Xue with admiration: She is just a dainty lady who stays in the house for most of the time, but she is much knowledgeable than him, even though he was the one who stood by Ouyang Shizi’s side for almost eight years. She was certainly an incredible lady, no wonder Ouyang shizi would fall for her…

 

The enticing smell engulfed the surroundings, Murong Xue felt thirsty. She strolled toward her black bag and took out a few porcelain cups. These cups were custom made, the cap and the cup were held together tightly. When she opened the cap, it can be seen that the cup was filled with white liquid…
“What’s that?” Ouyang ShaoChen walked toward her and asked in confusion.

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15 thoughts on “Chapter 60 – Roasted Fish

  1. JinVodka

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J Those two are flirting openly they purring vinegar to the enemies wound hahaha

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  2. indomnianoodles

    ???The Hell?? Is it just me or that Princess sick in the head? Who the hell does she think she is being so entitled that she wants someone to kick constantly? Also why is coveting Ouyang when she loves that Ye guy?

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    1. whocares7155

      Who says she loves Ye Yichen Jing. YYJ basically stomped her countries army into dust then said peace but you need to give me her as wife.
      To which she didn’t exactly object seeing that YYJ is talented and already has a lot of power while still young and willing to make her his wife instead of an accessory. That is a very good prospect for someone whose only job is to be a piece in a political game.
      But there is a better catch next door, Ouyang Shaochen. Smarter, more cultured, more power, stronger, richer, etc., etc.. And that guy is going after used goods, someone who in normal circumstances should be glad that to be able to marry the scullery boy if the engagement to YYJ gets dismissed.
      And that is not to mention that Qin Yuyuan (princess of the rulers of a country) outranks Murong Qi Qi (merely a court rank), is richer, healthier, etc., etc.. She can’t understand why someone as prestigious as QS whould pick a stupid (under normal circumstances not wanting to become YYJs concubine is beyond stupid) piece of trash (under normal circumstances MQQ would never get a husband after the engagement gets annulled and before the annulment she is ‘cheating’ with another man) over her.
      That is eating her liver.

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      1. whocares7155

        To add.
        If this takes place in area with the same political situation as ancient China (that is before 1500 CE) MQQ is considered property of the family. She is enormously lucky that her brother is staggeringly open-minded allowing her independence and valuing her happiness.

        And if we go on in that vein. From the viewpoint of society as depicted sofar:
        It is not YYJs fault that he is breaking the engagement agreement, it is hers for not accepting the altered version.
        It is not YYJs fault that he had to assault those guards at the cemetery, it was the siblings fault for deliberately obstructing YYJ in getting his property.
        It is not YYJs fault that he destroyed her medication since that would not have happened if she’d listened to her owner.

        In short it boils down to:
        It is not YYJs fault that he tried because he is a man, it is MQQs fault because she is his property and how can mere property be right when competing with a man.

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        1. wondering

          Murong Qi Qi from Demon Wang’s Golden Favorite Fei? isn’t our protag Murong Xue? lol

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          1. Aisara

            So many Murong in so many good novels.. MX to be confused with MQQ is understandable, due to both MC’s extraordinaire..

          2. whocares7155

            I’ve to admit that that is an impressive mistake on my part seeing that I’ve been going back to the text to look up names to make sure I got them right.

    2. Julie

      I don’t think she really loves prince Ye only using him to get where she or her father wants to be. Also she is one of those obnoxious women who think all men will fall for her beauty. What a dump thought?

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  3. ViviFreya

    A date <3 Bitter spectators also welcome fufufu
    Thank you for the new chapter 😀

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  4. Yzrahc (ง︡'-'︠)ง

    I feel pity for the soldiers…..getting hungrier from the aroma Q.Q nevermind the love birds.

    Thank you \(○●○)/ fufu

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  5. eunieberry

    Too sweet~ kyaaa~ I jUST love reading fluff moments like this…but I bet Oyang Shaochen, the great schemer is the one who’s enjoying it. Ufufufu~ thanks for another great chapter!!

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