Chapter 376: Lord Dog's Blissful Life
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
It seemed like there was a radiance which flickered in that middle-aged man's eyes when he slowly opened it. He directed his gaze at Bei Gongming, which caused the heart of the latter to shudder with fear.
That was a pair of eyes which seemed capable of seeing through one's thoughts and intentions. The moment the gaze landed on Bei Gongming, the hair on his entire body stood erect.
Executive Feng was an expert sent by the Grand Barren Sect to oversee the training ground's experts. He was in charge of Bei Gongming's team. His cultivation was extremely powerful and Bei Gongming, whose cultivation had reached the middle stage of the Supreme-Being level, didn't even dare to look at this expert in the eye.
"Executive Feng... I found a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame within the Training Ground!"
Bei Gongming suddenly recalled the countless grievances which he suffered because of those aboriginals and the feeling of resentment welled up in his heart.
With his cultivation, it was impossible for him to take revenge. It seemed like that kid who took the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames possessed an extremely powerful puppet. That was a puppet which was able to face five Supreme-Beings by itself. If he were to confront it alone, he would only be asking for a trashing.
Bei Gongming wasn't a fool. In the end, he could only sigh with resignation and inform Executive Feng about the flame.
After hearing what Bei Gongming said, Executive Feng's careless gaze sharpened. He became grave and serious all of a sudden. His sharp gaze seemed like a sharp longsword which was able to pierce through anything. In just an instant, it seemed like it would cut through Bei Gongming's heart. Bei Gongming was unable to do anything as his entire body trembled before Executive Feng's gaze.
"What did you say? A Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame appeared in the training ground?" Executive Feng's voice was strange as he asked Bei Gongming.
The training ground couldn't even give birth to a single Divine Physique Echelon expert. How was it possible for it to give birth to a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame?
Are you a fool? Or are you taking me for a fool?
Executive Feng looked at Bei Gongming with a look in his eyes that he would only give to retards.
Bei Gongming was dumbstruck. He thought about they reason why Executive Feng would doubt his words. He hurriedly informed him of everything which happened in the Hundred Thousand Mountains.
After he heard Bei Gongming's account, Executive Feng's face became slightly gloomy.
"You said that for the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, half of your team ended up dead?" Executive Feng's voice was ice-cold. The way he looked at Bei Gongming caused a chill to crawl down Bei Gongming's spine.
He was one of the Executives responsible for leading a team and he was in charge of Bei Gongming's team. Now, Bei Gongming came back from the training ground and told him half of the members were dead?
He would be the one to assume full responsibility for this matter. The sect would demand an explanation from him.
Executive Feng's gloomy and cold expression caused the experts surrounding them to slowly open their eyes. They all swept their gaze over to Executive Feng and Bei Gongming in astonishment. Executive Feng greeted them by nodding his head at them before he pulled Bei Gongming and left the center of the main hall. This main hall was the assembly place of the Grand Barren Sect's experts who were within the training ground.
Each disciple who was sent to the training ground would need to return back here in order to return to the Grand Sect. They would return through an array which was set up in this hall.
"Was there truly a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame? Are you making up an excuse in order to avoid responsibility?" Executive Feng pulled Bei Gongming into a room before he asked with a cold expression on his face.
"If this disciple has deceived you, both my body and soul ought to be annihilated." Bei Gongming's heart shuddered. He immediately made a vicious oath in order to convince Executive Feng.
After he heard Bei Gongming's vicious oath, a glittering radiance burst out of Executive Feng's eyes. This was a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame he was talking about... A Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame unexpectedly existed in this barren and poor land called Southern Region.
This was a great fortune, an extremely great fortune! If he could obtain the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, he would have rendered a great service to the sect. There were lots of precious objects he could exchange for.
"A Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame is indeed a precious object... It's a pity that I have a more important matter to take care of." Executive Feng clasped his hands behind his back as he furrowed his brows.
"May I ask about the matter which is more important than obtaining a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame?" Bei Gongming curiously asked.
Executive Feng shot a look at him and coldly snorted. A smile slowly appeared on Executive Feng's face.
"Haven't you said that the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame was already swallowed and refined by someone? Its location will be obvious and it won't run away. You are now in charge of supervising that person who swallowed the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames and you should maintain contact with me at all times. After I finish taking care of the Illusory Spirit Swamp's big crystal mine, I'll hurry over and find you."
When he heard what Executive Feng said, Bei Gongming was taken aback for a moment. He sucked in a breath of cold air.
A big crystal mine... That was an exceedingly precious object.
The Light Wind Empire's Capital already recovered its peaceful and auspicious ambiance. Crushed rocks and bricks filled the ground as they were the aftermath of the destruction in the Imperial Capital.
However, because Ji Chengxue had ordered the Imperial City's guards to evacuate everyone beforehand, the number of casualties was not high. Moreover, those citizens whose homes were destroyed were sent by Ji Chengxue into the plaza behind the main hall of the Imperial Palace. The Gate of Heavenly Mystery also opened its door and welcomed countless citizens. Each family was given a small place to stay and they were given some beddings and clothes.
Although the citizens were full of resentment and had complaints toward such treatment, they knew that this was the best they could get out of the situation.
The Imperial Capital's reconstruction was being vigorously and swiftly carried out. Houses were being constructed, roads were once again being set up, and other similar matters were carried out.
The jingling sound of metal was constantly resounding from the construction sites.
As the morning sun slowly rose up into the sky, it cast its warm rays of light onto the land. Bu Fang, who had just awoken, started to rise from his bed lazily. He slightly yawned before he washed his face. After rinsing his mouth, he went down to the store leisurely.
The kitchen was quite quiet. Since Yu Fu returned to the Illusory Spirit Swamp, the kitchen was missing an energetic and beautiful woman.
As for Xiao Xiaolong, he wasn't energetic at all.
Bu Fang used a velvet hair tie to tie his hair up before pulling up his sleeves. After stretching his neck slightly, he walked into the kitchen. He went to the front of the store and took an extremely heavy kitchen knife before yawning and starting his regular practice. He practiced both his cutting and carving skills.
Although his current culinary skill already had a considerable and impressive improvement, he knew that he could not stop his daily practice. Cutting and carving were the foundation of every chef. Only with a firm and sturdy foundation one could construct a tower which reached tens of thousands of feet.
After he finished his practice, he placed the knife back on its original spot. Taking several pieces of spine meat, he planned to make Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs for Blacky. He looked at the spine meat for quite some time, blanking out for a moment.
"Ah... I almost forgot. That plump dog said that he wanted to eat Sweet 'n' Sour Supreme Dragon Meat Ribs today." Bu Fang smacked his lips as extended his hand to put the spine meat back.
Walking to the front of a sideboard, Bu Fang took out the meat of the dragon which he had placed there the day before.
A wisp of green smoke twirled around his hand as he summoned the Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife. After cutting several pieces of meat, he washed them before taking out the Black Turtle Constellation Wok. The pitch-black Black Turtle Constellation Wok emitted an ancient and plain aura as it constantly revolved above his palm. After spinning a few times, it turned into the size of a normal wok and fell above the stove.
Bu Fang lightly rubbed his nose as he took a step back. His face became slightly flushed and he opened his mouth to spit out a ball of golden flame.
That flame streaked across the air and fell below the Black Turtle Constellation Wok. It started to burn quietly below the wok.
Whenever he started a fire, Bu Fang would feel slightly embarrassed. He thought that it was embarrassing that he had turned into a fire eater.
He started to cook the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs like how he usually would. He was so familiar with the process of cooking the dish that he could do it with his eyes closed. His skills and proficiency were also a part of the reason he could cook with his eyes closed.
Also, this wasn't Bu Fang's first time cooking Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs using dragon meat. He could be considered quite experienced in preparing it.
After the supreme Fire Dragon's meat was stir-fried with oil, it emitted an extremely mellow and rich aroma. When people inhaled the aroma, their appetite would be greatly stimulated. Even Bu Fang could not help but swallow his saliva. When he smelled such a fragrance, he could not help but recall the dragon paw in the Buddha Jumps Over The Wall which he had tasted the day before.
"It was truly delicious…"
Bu Fang muttered to himself.
The surging flames within the wok disappeared as Bu Fang took a spoon and scooped up the red juice. He moistened the dragon meat which he had already processed with the red juice he had scooped up.
White steam rose up from the wok and an intoxicating fragrance came along with it.
The Sweet 'n' Sour Supreme Dragon Meat Ribs... If this dish's name was known by other people, they would definitely be frightened. They would be too scared to even take a bite out of it.
As Bu Fang carried the plate of fragrant Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, he furrowed his brows as he thought of something. He placed down the plate of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs and didn't immediately serve them to Blacky.
The eyes of Blacky, who was lying in front of the store's door, had already widened the moment Bu Fang completed the dish. It took a look through the gaps in the store door boards and its nose twitched. It rose its head and tried to savor the fragrance of the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs.
"This Lord Dog is getting impatient."
Bu Fang took the Violet Cloud Fruit Tree which he uprooted from the Hundred Thousand Mountains and planted it in a corner of the store. It happened to complement the Five Stripes Path-Understanding Tree.
After planting it, Bu Fang realized that the store had expanded. The interior became bigger and it seemed to be quite spacious and empty. There were also several additional chairs which appeared in the store, which weren't there before. Was the store quietly expanded by the system? Bu Fang was excited and lost in his thoughts.
Bu Fang's excitement died down after a while. He watered the Violet Cloud Fruit Tree and took a bowl of fresh fruit juice from it. A fresh fruit juice along with fragrant Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs...
Bu Fang greedily stared at them before he opened the store's door.
Blacky slightly twitched its ear and retreated back several steps. It stared at Bu Fang with excitement in its eyes.
The corners of Bu Fang's mouth curled upwards as he placed both the plate of Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs and the Violet Cloud Fruit Juice before Blacky.
"Today, I added a delicious drink for you." Bu Fang rubbed Blacky's spotlessly clean fur and said calmly.
Blacky looked at Bu Fang in astonishment. Did this kid learn how to present gifts to show his respect for this Lord Dog?
It groaned in satisfaction before it eagerly started eating the Sweet 'n' Sour Supreme Dragon Meat Ribs. Blacky had been waiting for this Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs for quite some time.
It's quite delicious, Woof!
After placing a piece of the Sweet 'n' Sour Supreme Dragon Meat Ribs in its mouth, Lord Dog felt like he would weep from the happiness and joy it experienced. It immersed itself in this intoxicating and delicious flavor as it wagged its tail unceasingly.
Lord Dog loves the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs, Lord Dog loves the Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs… These were Lord Dog's happiest and most blissful days.
Bu Fang stroked Blacky's head for a while before he stood up and returned to the store. Pulling out a chair, Bu Fang made himself comfortable as he curled up in the chair. He enjoyed the warm sun rays and his eyes became slightly vacant.
Bu Fang enjoyed such a carefree life. He yawned and was almost about to doze off.
However, just as he started to close his eyes, the system's voice resounded in his mind. This almost scared Bu Fang, who was lying in his chair, to death.