TMMTMQ – Chapter 40
Mao Liqiang also very reluctantly said, "Then please get off the bus to prepare for the new challenge, remember that mobile phones should be handed in." After Mao Liqiang said this, he wondered whether to wait for the recording of this reality show to end then opened a metaphysical program. Then he would invite Gong Qingyao as a special guest, the more he thought about it, the more feasible it became.
Everyone was accustomed to these rule, they handed in their things, and then got out of the bus to prepare for a new round of jungle survival adventure.
The jungle here was real. After getting off the bus, they could see endless forest.
Guo Yuankai couldn't help but said, "Will we get lost here?"
There was no script in this issue, so everyone was free, "What are you afraid of? We have Sister Yao." You Xingyu stood directly behind Gong Qingyao and expressed his attitude.
Lu Yongyi smiled, "I think Xingyu is right."
Guo Yuankai nodded silently, and even Yu Chuxue did not deny this. Zhong Xinyi showed an innocent smile, but her teeth crackled with hatred.
Gong Qingyao walked into the jungle. Everyone hadn't eaten breakfast. It was late autumn and most of the leaves were yellow. After walking not far, everyone saw a large chestnut tree.
Lu Yongyi couldn't help but said, "Isn't this chestnut?"
"Does chestnut look like this?" You Xingyu looked dumbfounded, even if the fruit was round, there were many thorns on it.
Hearing it was a chestnut, Guo Yuankai stepped forward and kicked the tree directly. Gong Qingyao and others run one after another. The chestnuts fell from the tree and hit Guo Yuankai and Zhong Xinyi under the tree directly.
"Ahhhhh! It hurts to death." Zhong Xinyi shouted.
Guo Yuankai was also smashed several times by the chesnuts, "This thorn is so powerful."
Lu Yongyi said, "Last time, Qianping's grandmother said that we must be respectful to food."
Guo Yuankai only then remembered that the red fruit he kicked in the previous issue exploded. This time he kicked again and the fruits pierced him directly, "Well, I was wrong."
The viewers burst into laughter.
[These two silly forks. Who doesn't know that chestnuts are all thorns outside?]
[Hahaha, if you kick it, don't forget to run.]
[No, no, my Xingyu doesn't even know Chestnut, but he ran fast when he was Gong Qingyao run.]
[Hahaha, I made this scene into a gif meme.]
[Guo Yuankai must be in charge of being funny.]
[To be honest, I didn't like Guo Yuankai at all as he always pretends to be a big name, but I feel that after this reality show, Guo Yuankai seemed to chang a lot.]
Lu Yongyi found a long branch and knocked down the chestnuts on the tree. Everyone picked up some stones, smashed the chestnut open, and took out the fruit inside. The guests sat in a circle and began to eat chestnuts.
Guo Yuankai said, "It feels good to be able to eat food as soon as we come in."
Yu Chuxue swallowed and asked, "Have you ever thought about where to live at night?" The weather was fine during the day, but it had to be cold at night, so living in the wild was definitely not good.
However, Gong Qingyao said, "Just find a spacious location." The meaning was to live in the wild again.
You Xingyu and Lu Yongyi immediately stated that they would follow Gong Qingyao, and Guo Yuankai also said, "Then just live in the wild."
Zhong Xinyi glanced at Yu Chuxue, probably wanting to do as the last time where the two of them discussed with the cameramen to borrow their tent, but Yu Chuxue said directly, "I'm with the others."
Zhong Xinyi was itching with hatred in her heart, but smiled slightly on her face, "Everyone has decided, so I will be with everyone."
Yu Chuxue snorted in her mind. Just see how long this woman hypocritical appearance could last, sooner or later it would be exposed.
After breakfast, everyone saw that the time was still early, so they wandered in the jungle slowly. Guo Yuankai suddenly stopped, he pointed to a dead branch underground and shouted, "Snake!"
Yu Chuxue and Zhong Xinyi immediately screamed in fright.
Guo Yuankai laughed loudly, "Use a little bit of common sense, OK? September was over, how can snakes appear at this time?" (TN: He probably referring to snake/reptiles brumation season which happen in colder months from September to April)
After speaking, Yu Chuxue and Zhong Xinyi stopped screaming. Guo Yuankai found that Lu Yongyi and You Xingyu in front of him had changed their faces, "Hey, what's wrong with you?" After speaking, he looked back in silence, and his soul was almost fly in fright.
A huge snake was spitting and walking towards Guo Yuankai, its every move was like a devil in hell.
Comments also started to enter.
[F*ck, this is really scary.]
[Stupid, don't run! This snake is poisonous!!!]
[Ah! What to do? I'm so nervous.]
[There is going to be something wrong with this show again.]
The snake suddenly fell down around five meters from Guo Yuankai. Guo Yuankai was stunned for a long time, and when he saw that the snake was really motionless, he ran to the middle of the crowd and stood still.
Lu Yongyi said, "You have to thank Qingyao." He was really frightened just now, but he saw Gong Qingyao directly picked up a stone on the ground and threw it towards the snake.
Guo Yuankai discovered that the snake was knocked down by something, and his eyes were different when he looked at Gong Qingyao, "Thank you, Sister Yao, please accept this younger brother’s respect."
"What kind of snake is this?" You Xingyu asked.
Lu Yongyi replied, "Short-tailed pit viper."
"This snake seems to be very poisonous." Yu Chuxue said.
"It is." Lu Yongyi nodded slightly.
When Guo Yuankai heard it, he hid behind Gong Qingyao and didn't want to come out.
"Why are there snakes after September?" Zhong Xinyi was puzzled.
"Climate change." Lu Yongyi said, "But there should be only a few of them, don't worry."
After Lu Yongyi said this, everyone looked at Gong Qingyao, as if they were seeking confirmation, Gong Qingyao nodded, "Yongyi is right."
Everyone took a deep breath, seeing a snake, moreover a poisonous snake, was really terrifying.
The viewers also saw this scene.
[Mom, I was scared to death just now, and I didn't even dare to look at the screen.]
[Lu Yongyi is right. In recent years, the weather has become more and more abnormal. Even after September, many snakes can still be seen. There are many such short-tailed vipers in the jungle where they go.]
[Hey hey, it's too scary, if it was me, I would definitely cry on the spot.]
[I originally wondered if it was aranged by the production team, but I found that everyone's expressions didn't look like it.]
[Crazy, even if the production team wants to arrange something like this, they wouldn’t use a poisonous snake, okay?]
[I heard that there is no script in this reality show, I'm quite looking forward to it.]
[Ahhhhhhhhh, look! Gong Qingyao went to pick up the snake!]
The action of Gong Qingyao picking up the snake not only scared the viewers, but also the people present.
"Ah, what are you going to do, Gong Qingyao?" Zhong Xinyi yelled in shock.
Gong Qingyao said lightly, "Lunch."
Zhong Xinyi almost fainted, she didn't want to eat this type of lunch.
You Xingyu asked weakly, "Is poisonous snake edible?"
"Yes." Gong Qingyao pulled a cane grass to tie up the snake before she continued to walk.
They didn't know if it was the appearance of the short-tailed pit viper, or the fact that it was now held by Gong Qingyao, everyone felt less confident, they walked behind Gong Qingyao and Lu Yongyi.
Gong Qingyao checked the terrain as she walked, and soon found a river. When everyone saw the river, their mood suddenly became active again, "We can eat here at noon."
The place near water was suitable for cooking. The six guests started to work together. You Xingyu and Guo Yuankai set up the stove, Zhong Xinyi and Yu Chuxue gathered firewood. From Ye Mountain to now, the six guests had a tacit understanding, so it took less than an hour and the stove was ready and the fire also lit.
Lu Yongyi brought a bunch of chestnuts from the morning, and he put them directly under the soil where the fire was built. Gong Qingyao dealt with the snake on the side. Lu Yongyi originally wanted to deal with the snake himself, but he found that there was no knife. In the end, Gong Qingyao dealt with it. When she peeled the snake's skin, Zhong Xinyi was frightened for a long time.
Nothing similar to a pot was found, so everyone could only roast the snake meat and eat it.
This way, it seemed that only snakes and chestnuts could be eaten at noon. This snake was close to two meters, so it was actually a lot for each person. Gong Qingyao distributed the roasted snake meat to everyone. Zhong Xinyi stayed motionless and Yu Chuxue also barely took any.
Yu Chuxue picked up the snake meat and did not eat for a long time. Seeing that everyone was eating, she closed her eyes and took a bite. She didn't expect the taste to be good. If she didn’t know, she would think it was chicken.
As Zhong Xinyi didn't want to eat, Gong Qingyao didn't give any to her. Zhong Xinyi sat and saw everyone ate with gusto. The chestnuts were not done roasting, so she thought about it and took a small part of snake meat. She ate it with her eyes closed.
Among the people, the one that ate the most enjoyably was Guo Yuankai. He said while eating, "You dare to scare me, you dare to scare me, now see, you are in my stomach."
You Xingyu said, "I ate grilled snake meat for the first time, but I didn't expect it to taste good."
The viewers watched the guests eat snake meat, and immediately started to comment.
[When I ate snake meat for the first time, my parents lied to me that it was chicken, and I ate a lot.]
[Snake soup is delicious.]
[Warriors who have eaten snakes upstairs, admire you.]
[I have never eaten snakes, but the way they eat seemed to be delicious.]
[They were scared when they saw the poisonous snakes, but now seeing the guests eat it, they don't seem so scared anymore.]
[I finally know why Gong Qingyao's fans are mostly wife fans. Gong Qingyao is too manly.]
[I actually watched the scene of Gong Qingyao peeling the snake skin, and there is no sense of conflict with the master persona.]
After lunch, everyone began to look for ingredients for dinner. As for the place to stay at night, Gong Qingyao intended to live by the river, which was open, if it was cold, they could lit the fire.
Afraid of meeting other snakes, Zhong Xinyi and Yu Chuxue were collecting firewood nearby, Lu Yongyi and Gong Qingyao were in charge of finding food, and Guo Yuankai and You Xingyu were in charge of fishing in the river.
Zhong Xinyi, who heard this assignment, almost fainted. Knowing that she could eat fish at dinner, she stopped eating the snake meat at noon.
Lu Yongyi and Gong Qingyao returned to the jungle to look for ingredients. Lu Yongyi made a suggestion, "How if I pick up some more chestnuts?"
"Okay, I'll go over there and take a look." Gong Qingyao pointed in the opposite direction.
Although knowing Gong Qingyao was very powerful, Lu Yongyi still said, "Be careful."
"Okay." Gong Qingyao turned and left.
There were many ingredients in the jungle. Gong Qingyao picked some mushrooms, and found some other ingredients, these were enough for dinner. Gong Qingyao picked a bunch of extra-large leaves, and then turned back.
You Xingyu and Guo Yuankai also caught a few fishes, which have been cleaned and skewered with some branches. After Gong Qingyao came back, she picked up some stones from the river and threw them in the stove. She weaved the leaves she picked into a semi-circle and placed them on the stones. Then she went to the river to scoop up some water, washed the mushrooms and put them inside the leaf pot. (TN: See here. I didn’t even know this was possible.)
The author has something to say:
Stupid author: Congratulations to Qingyao for gaining two little brothers.
Qin Ze: There are too many young fans in my house.
Stupid author: ???
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