Chapter 80: Departure
Ever since dawn, the people of Lian tribal clan had already come out of their houses, and stood by the village entrance, waiting to send off Lian Chengyu and company.
Lian Chengyu’s departure symbolized the harvest of a seed they had painstakingly cultivated; hence, there were extremely high expectations by the tribe.
“Young Master is sure to win! Triumphant return! Young Master is sure to win! Triumphant return!” The members of the warrior preparation camp began to shout their slogans once more.
Hearing the chants, Yi Yun felt ashamed. He was speechless at the retardedness of the warrior preparation camp’s members.
The people also began to shout a few words.
“Young Master Lian, the entire tribe will be depending on you!”
There were old men kowtowing on the ground. Also, the only witch in the village was dancing in her epileptic manner again.
“My people, don’t worry. I will not let you down.” Lian Chengyu stood up from his spacious spot and clasped his hands, first to the left, then to the right, in an amiable manner.
It had to be said that Lian Chengyu was charming, together with his long white robe, he looked extremely elegant. He had the bearing of a large tribe’s young master. Combined with his self-confidence and friendliness, it was extremely charming to young girls.
Many young girls in the tribe were awe-struck by Lian Chengyu. Blushing, they shouted, “Young Master Lian, we will wait for your return!”
“Don’t worry, when I can enter the city to build my own ground, and establish my family clan, you can all accompany me, and become the first batch of citizens of my Lian family clan.” Lian Chengyu’s confidence words made the villagers flush from excitement as if they had just drunk a bottle of wine. As for those girls, they were red from dreaming of being a personal maidservant of Lian Chengyu, or even a servant in the bed.
To be able to follow Young Master Lian was a great joy.
Many young girls had such thoughts as they were smitten. Yi Yun was apathetically watching by the side, for he knew he would not receive any sending offs. Suddenly, he heard a timid voice, “Brother Yi..Yi Yun, you must work hard, Xiaoke…Xiaoke will wait for your return…”
Hearing this voice, Yi Yun was stunned. He looked over and saw a little girl dressed in old clothes looking at him nervously. That watery pair of eyes exuded a million words of meaning. She was Aunt Wang’s daughter, Zhou Xiaoke.
Among all the young girls sending off Lian Chengyu, to shout Yi Yun’s name by herself took a lot of courage.
Yi Yun beckoned Xiaoke over. Seeing how this little girl’s face glowed, he found her adorable. “Don’t worry, I’ll return safely.”
“Okay.” Zhou Xiaoke nodded her head forcefully.
“Kiddo Yun, it’s alright if you don’t pass the selection. Don’t be discouraged for you are still young. You are just twelve!”
Aunt Wang was shouting by the side too. As she shouted, she took out a vegetable dumpling from a basket, “Kiddo Yun, I made this vegetable dumpling. Have it along the road.”
Seeing the vegetable dumpling that was made with little grain, Yi Yun was touched. He came down from his seat and accepted the vegetable dumpling. In return, he stuffed a cloth bag into Aunt Wang’s hands, “Auntie, open it up only when you are back home.”
After saying that, Yi Yun jumped back onto the behemoth’s back without waiting for Aunt Wang’s response. And at that moment, the Jin Long Wei ambassador began to lead the beast forward.
Seeing Yi Yun’s figure grow smaller into the distance, Zhou Xiaoke continued to wave.
A few women surnamed Lian looked disdainfully at Aunt Wang’s family saying, “You sure have a good relationship with that kid!”
“It’s none of your business!” said Zhou Xiaoke as she puckered her small mouth.
The women let out an unbridled laughter, “This little lass sure got smitten! That kid Yi Yun thinks he’s one of the main participants, to think he followed Young Master Lian to participate in the kingdom’s selection. Did he even consider his own strength? Young Master Lian is just too nice a person.”
“So what if he takes the kid with him? Young Master Lian is just taking him to experience life, and use him for his own purposes. In the future, he will just be another henchman. Do you really think the kid will pass the selection?” These Lian women completed each others’ sentences with ease and delight.
They shared the Lian surname and was part of the same family as Lian Chengyu. They also had the same bloodline as the Lian tribal clan. As long as Lian Chengyu struck it big, they would receive great benefits.
With the end of their suffering beckoning, how could they not be happy!
As the Lian women ridiculed Zhou Xiaoke, Aunt Wang was shocked as she touched the cloth bag Yi Yun had passed to her.
After freezing for a moment, she swallowed a mouthful of saliva before carefully putting the cloth bag away, while keeping it close to her body.
She ignored those mean women and quietly pulled Zhou Xiaoke home. Only after latching the door did Aunt Wang take the cloth bag out. She placed it carefully on the table in the main room.
“Mom, what did Brother Yi Yun give?” Zhou Xiaoke asked curiously.
Aunt Wang’s hands were trembling. At that moment when she touched the bag, there were many people, hence, she was afraid to open it up. But while holding it, she could feel the texture and smell the aroma of something she thought impossible to obtain… She took in a deep breath and unwrapped the cloth bag layer by layer…
Moments later, Zhou Xiaoke was stunned. As for Aunt Wang, even after being mentally prepared, her heart still skipped a few beats.
What appeared in front of both of them was a roasted chicken. It was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It was golden glazed and fragrant!
“This… This is…” Zhou Xiaoke began to swallow mouthfuls of saliva. “Brother Yi Yun gave this?”
“Yes… Kiddo Yun gave us this…” Aunt Wang was gawking at the chicken in disbelief. How did Yi Yun manage to get this roasted chicken? Also looking at this roasted chicken, it was cooked with exquisite culinary skills. The smell of the skin was familiar with Aunt Wang. It was honey, she had picked some in the back mountains by chance a long time ago!
Honey roasted chicken, how did Kiddo Yun get this?
Aunt Wang was in disbelief, but at that moment, Zhou Xiaoke’s saliva was dripping down to the table. She eagerly looked at the roasted chicken asking, “Mom… Can I eat it?”
Aunt Wang laughed and touched Zhou Xiaoke’s head, “Kiddo Yun’s chicken was given to you for eating.”
With that said, Aunt Wang tore a chicken leg and stuffed it into Zhou Xiaoke’s tiny hands, “Quickly eat it. We can eat the rest when your dad returns.”
“Yes!” Zhou Xiaoke hurriedly took a bite. The moment the chicken flesh entered her mouth, Zhou Xiaoke felt like she was floating in the sky. The chicken flesh was delicious. She had never eaten something that tasty…
Brother Yi Yun is so good.
Thinking of this, Zhou Xiaoke’s heart was filled with happiness.