TMMTMQ – Chapter 21
"The cave is on the rocky mountain." Wu Tiezhu explained to everyone as he walked. "Because the mountain is mostly rock, it is called Yan (岩/ Yán = Rock) Mountain. As you have see, Hongyan Village is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The village is wrapped around the mountains and located in the flat ground in the middle of them all."
"Are these mountains all rock mountains?" Lu Yongyi asked.
"Well, it's all Yan Mountain." Wu Tiezhu returned.
The mountain was steep, and they walked for nearly half an hour before reaching the cave. Everyone looked at it and said that the previous house was simple and crude. Comparing this cave, they found that the houses were still much better. A curtain was hanged at the entrance of the cave. The so-called curtain was actually nothing but a dilapidated bed sheet, which seemed to have been recently installed. They opened the curtain and walked in. There was only a stone bed in the cave and nothing else.
"Qingyao, do you really want to live here?" You Xingyu asked.
"Yeah." For Gong Qingyao, it's good here. The most important thing was that these rocks seemed to contain some energy.
"Since everyone has decided, let's prepare lunch." Yu Chuxue said, the mountain road was very difficult to walk, and some of the rocks were exposed. Once some water gets on the mountain, the mountain would be more slippery. She didn’t care how Gong Qingyao would be able to climb later.
When going up the mountain, Yu Chuxue was afraid of falling, and kept holding on to the weeds or protruding stones on the road, naturally she didn't notice the leisurely walking Gong Qingyao in front of her.
"Okay." They had been on the road for most of the day and only ate a little wild fruit. Everyone was really hungry when Yu Chuxue said that.
Wu Tiezhu knew the rules of this reality show, and said, "We have pots and condiments to provide."
"Thank you." You Xingyu and others said.
"Don’t be polite." Wu Tiezhu said.
Everyone found a place by the river at the foot of the mountain and began to build a stove. With the experience in the first recording, everyone was much more skilled this time. The villagers saw that they had no food, so they each found some food from their house and delivered it.
"Big brother, this is the egg laid by our chicken. It's delicious."
You Xingyu squatted down and took the egg, "Thank you."
"Sister, this is our own vegetable."
Yu Chuxue also took it, "Thank you kid."
After a while, there was a pile of ingredients in front of the six guests.
Everyone had to say, "It is enough, thank you."
Since the villagers provided a lot of ingredients, the five did not have to go to the wild to find food. Seeing this, Yu Chuxue said, "I have a suggestion. There are more ingredients here. Why don't we cook one dish each?"
"Okay." Guo Yuankai agreed immediately, otherwise the limelight would be taken away by those who can cook.
Others had no objection. Yu Chuxue first picked up a bunch of leeks, "Then I will choose this ingredient."
Yu Chuxue pinched the leeks and leek scapes, and said to the camera, "I tell you, oh, this Leek scapes are a good thing. They are the best when stir fried."
After Yu Chuxue picked all the leeks, she cleaned them, and stir fried a large plate of leeks. Yu Chuxue held the plate and looked at You Xingyu, "Xingyu, what are you planning to do?"
You Xingyu didn't know how to cook, so he said, "I'm going to pass."
Yu Chuxue said, "Then I'll help you cook a dish." She picked up tomatoes and eggs.
Tomato and eggs
Yu Chuxue poured a bowl of water in the pot, waited for the water to boil, put the tomatoes in the pot, "Look, turn the tomatoes around the pot with hot water like this, so you can easily peel them when you pick them up. Tomato skins have more pesticides, so the skins must be peeled off." This was what she learned before the reality show started, just to showed it during the live broadcast.
However, the onlooker villager kids said, "Our tomatoes never use pesticides."
A trace of embarrassment flashed across Yu Chuxue's face, and then she immediately said, "The tomatoes in Hongyan Village are naturally good. I just teach what the viewers should do."
But the viewers didn't buy it at all.
[Who needs you to teach?]
[Lololol, I am already peeling tomatoes since junior high school.]
[This kid is too sincere, it must be an embarrassment all over the body.]
After Yu Chuxue made the tomato scrambled eggs, Guo Yuankai took the pot and stir fried a plate of green vegetables, Lu Yongyi made a braised fish.
Braised Fish here
"Qingyao, what are you going to do?" Yu Chuxue asked, everyone had chosen the ingredients, but Gong Qingyao chose nothing. She wanted to see what Gong Qingyao could do.
Gong Qingyao picked up some stones in the river, threw them into the fire, picked up the leeks that Yu Chuxue had put aside, and cleaned them. Gong Qingyao brushed a layer of oil on the stone, then roasted the leeks on it, and then brushed it with a layer of sauce, the fragrance came out all at once.
"Mom, can this stone be eaten too?" A child onlookers asked.
The mother on the side replied, "You can't eat stones, but this sister uses stones as tools."
"It seems so delicious."
After a while, the leeks were ready, and Gong Qingyao served them up on the plate.
Yu Chuxue was very unconvinced. Before everyone was ready to eat, Yu Chuxue prepared a bowl and handed it to her cameraman, "Thank you for filming me so beautifully. It's a hard work."
The navy saw this scene of Yu Chuxue being virtuous immediately.
You Xingyu and the others took the opportunity to serve their own cameramen also. After everyone finished the meal, Yu Chuxue suggested, "These ingredients were given to us by the villagers for lunch, and we can't take them for nothing. I suggest we go and ask these villagers if there is anything we can help later."
"Agree." Guo Yuankai said immediately.
The others had no objection.
However, each of the villagers said that they didn't need help. You Xingyu had to find the village secretary. Wu Tiezhu thought for a while and said, "Grandmother Qian's house in the village has no labor, so maybe you can go there and have a look."
When a child heard this, he said that he would show them the way, so everyone followed the child.
Yu Chuxue walked to the side of the child and asked, "What is your name, kid?"
The child guide said, "My name is Gougan. I live in the northeast of the village."
Yu Chuxue walked with the child while talking. At this time, other villagers took the opportunity to introduce the situation of Grandma Qian's home to the six guests.
A few years before, Grandma Qian’s children went out to work. As a result, an accident occurred outside. The husband and wife died, leaving only the young daughter. Now Grandma Qian lived alone with her little granddaughter. Grandma Qian was over 70 years old and her body was still healthy. When everyone went there, she was picking water from her well, and the little granddaughter was holding a shabby porcelain bowl half full with corn paste.
Gong Qingyao didn't expect that in such a developed place would still have such a poor place. She couldn't help feeling a little sad. Lu Yongyi stepped forward and took the bucket from Grandma Qian, "I'll come."
You Xingyu also hurriedly said, "I’ll go collect firewood."
Guo Yuankai said immediately, "Then I'll clean the dust on the wall."
Yu Chuxue was also busy looking for something to do, Gong Qingyao behind the crowd walked up to the little girl, and the little girl saw Gong Qingyao coming and said. "Sister, I’m Xiaomi."
Gong Qingyao squatted in front of Xiaomi and rubbed Xiaomi’s hair.
Xiaomi picked up her bowl of corn paste, "Sister, would you like to drink it?" This bowl of corn paste was the best thing her family could come up with.
"Sister is not hungry, you can eat." Gong Qingyao said.
Xiaomi nodded and drank the corn paste in small sips, just like eating the best food in the world.
"Sister, I heard that you are from a big city, right?" Xiaomi looked up at Gong Qingyao.
"Yeah." Gong Qingyao nodded.
"Is the big city good?" Xiaomi said.
Gong Qingyao thought for a while, and replied seriously, "Not good."
"But why did Mom and Dad go to the big city and never come back?"
The busy Grandma Qian heard this. She looked up at Xiaomi and looked nervous. Until now, she had not told Xiaomi that her parents were no longer alive.
Gong Qingyao glanced at the back room and said, "Your parents have been guarding you."
"Really?" Xiaomi was a little happy.
"Yeah." Gong Qingyao said, "I never tell lies."
Yu Chuxue wanted to show a mocking look after hearing this.
"Sister, what do you like?" Xiaomi asked.
"Metaphysics," Gong Qingyao said.
The viewers exploded again when they heard this answer.
[It feels like Gong Qingyao's character as a master is set.]
[I really liked her, but she always said that she was good at fortune-telling and whatever metaphysic. Even as passerby it feels so boring.]
[I’ll become anti, what age is this? She likes metaphysics? She must be drunk.]
[I'm so annoyed that a reality show is so nonsense.]
Mao Liqiang saw that the number of people watching live broadcasts has exceeded 500,000, and the number of comments had reached a new record. The reason was only because Gong Qingyao said that she liked metaphysics. Even though most of the comments were curses and scolding, weren’t many celebrities all black and red? (TN: Black red means someone that was infamous. They have many anti fans / black fans, but in a way still famous / red)
Thinking of this, Mao Liqiang looked at Gong Qingyao's live broadcast window with bright eyes.
"What is metaphysics?" Xiaomi asked.
"It's a long story." Gong Qingyao said.
The viewers discussed one after another.
[Look, I think she just doesn't understand it. So she said it is a long story.]
[Yes, if the kid asks, she won't be able to answer it.]
[The character setting collapsed, let me see how she can recover.]
Gong Qingyao looked into the distance, her voice was a little ethereal, "To begin, as early as two thousand years ago ..."
Although Xiaomi did not understand some of the words, she felt that the sister in front of her was talking very well, so she listened in fascination.
After talking about the history, Gong Qingyao talked about heavenly eyes, and then she heard Xiaomi asked, "Wow, heavenly eyes is so powerful, is there anything else?"
"In addition to heavenly eyes, there are four other kind of eyes Physical eye, Wisdom eye, Dharma eye, and the Buddha eye." Gong Qing Yao gave a rough explanation of the five eyes. (TN: Read more here.)
They didn't know when, the child who guided the guests here, Goudan, also sat aside to listen, and then Lu Yongyi also stood behind. When Gong Qingyao finished speaking, Xiaomi suddenly found that she was surrounded by people.
When Gong Qingyao explained metaphysics, the comment section was very clean for a while, and when Gong Qingyao finished speaking, the comments came out immediately.
[Fuck, the fastest face slap in history. Who said Gong Qingyao didn't understand metaphysics? Come out to be beaten!]
[Voluntarily request to be beaten.]
[I can turn into fan again. I heard it just now and listened with gusto.]
[No, I'm going to turn my fan too. Gong Qingyao's voice is cold, but when talking about this metaphysics, there is a feeling of ethereal and vagueness. I listened to it like crazy.]
[I don't know how to boast. I can only say it was nice.]
[I have always felt that metaphysics is obscure and difficult to understand. After listening to Gong Qingyao's explanation today, I instantly felt as if I had understood.]
Yu Chuxue also came back to her senses. She swore that she really didn’t want to listen just now, and somehow she listened to it.
The author has something to say:
Yu Chuxue: I swear, Gong Qingyao must have used some kind of enchantment.
Gong Qingyao cast a faint glance at Yu Chuxue.
Yu Chuxue: What are you looking at?
You Xingyu: Well, she is not looking at you at all actually -_-
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