The vegetables from the space were all completely unparalleled in taste. Each vegetable’s flavor was drawn out to the maximum and then mixed with a certain sweetness that was unique to the space.
This subtle flavor was very light, but it made the vegetables taste so good people would practically want to swallow them together with their tongues.
The little guy was no exception and, after he took the first bite, his chopsticks never stopped moving until his bowl was empty. When Luo Xingchen saw the siblings seemed to be enjoying their own meal so much, she couldn’t help but reach out and try a bite. And, when she did, that strange and subtle sweet taste suddenly exploded in her mouth. It was good! But good in a way that was completely different from the way the Hot and Sour Grilled fish was good, and she couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is delicious!”
Foodie Luo Xingchen was so moved that she almost wanted to cry, it was really that delicious. However, her happiness at eating such good food was mixed with the sadness of knowing that she wouldn’t be able to eat it again later since no one but Su Tang could make food like this. But even as she reflected on that tragedy, her chopsticks never stopped moving.
While Su Tang was enjoying her meal, the orange cat suddenly appeared, glared at her, and complained. ‘You vicious two-legged beast! You’ve gone too far in abusing this Divine Beast! I want to eat too! I want to eat grilled fish! Meow…’
When Su Tang saw that, she could only silently apologize. ‘So many people are watching right now, how could I cook for you? Just wait until tonight!’
The orange cat felt as if he had suffered ten thousand points of damage, so he sadly pounced into Su Tang’s wrist and went back inside the space to draw circles in the dirt alone. Su Tang briefly touched the image of a kitten head which appeared on her wrist as a comforting gesture, and then continued to eat her meal!
After all, this food was really delicious, it tasted amazing even without meat, and Su Tang felt that, when there was something delicious to eat in front of her, she should eat it! As for that cat that called itself a ‘Divine Beast’, it wouldn’t be too late to comfort it later on!
Luo Xingchen was also very amazing in a sense. She ate two bowls of rice and an entire half of one of the fishes during the meal, it was so much that even Su Tang was surprised. But, as a result, it seemed that she ate too much in the end, if the way she was covering her stomach and groaning was anything to go by. Seeing her rolling around like that made Su Tang laugh out loud.
For their part, Su Tang and Su Nuo ate all of their vegetable soup and, after asking Zhang Cuilan and Baohe to clean up, they headed back to Sujia Village.
During the next ten days, Su Tang ordered some more boxes for the carpenter and led Zhang Cuilan and Baohe in making soap every day without rest until, finally, they managed to make all the soap Luo Xingchen requested this time.
Luo Xingchen then brought some people to transport the soap away to the many shops owned by the Luo family and, on her last day in town, Su Tang and her brother followed her to the entrance of the town to send her off.
“I’m leaving!” Because the people sent by the Luo family were there, Luo Xingchen didn’t babble any nonsense, she just reluctantly said her farewells while casting a deep and meaningful look at Su Tang.
Luo Xingchen had been living in the same courtyard with Su Tang for the last ten days and she had been shamelessly pestering the other girl to cook delicious food for her at every opportunity. For Su Tang’s part, whenever she didn’t have anything else to do she would cook for Luo Xingchen in her free time. However, the result of feeding the other girl so unscrupulously was that she now simply didn’t want to leave anymore.
That was the reason for this ‘deeply affectionate’ scene between the two girls at the entrance of the town. Luo Xingchen could only send this long and lingering look to Su Tang in order to express her reluctance to part because she didn’t dare to call out to her the way she would in private.
Su Tang naturally knew why Luo Xingchen was looking at her that way, but she could only feel that it was very cute and secretly smile in her heart. In the end, she said, “Well, I’ll see you after the new year.”
The expression on Luo Xingchen’s face turned even worse when she heard that. Thinking of the fact that she wouldn’t be able to eat any more delicious food for another two or three months, she felt nothing but misery. But there was nothing she could do, after all, who asked the Luo family business to get very busy at the end of the year? Luo Xingchen knew that she would have no free time at all for these next few months.
“En, I’m off then.” Luo Xingchen sadly touched the dried fish in her pouch that Su Tang had specially made for her to send her off before finally making up her mind to climb up into the carriage.
The man driving the carriage then saluted Su Tang before climbing up into the driver’s seat himself and setting the carriage into motion. Luo Xingchen opened the curtain and waved to Su Tang as the carriage began to drive away.
Su Tang was also feeling a bit emotional. Wasn’t Luo Xingchen just leaving for a while to handle her business? She would definitely come back after the new year, so why was Su Tang feeling so stifled in her heart? In the end, she just stood on the side of the road and waved back as the caravan of people got farther and farther away.
“Sister, when will Brother Luo be back?” After seeing off Luo Xingchen, Su Tang led Su Nuo back to Sujia Village and, probably because the little guy had recently played very well with Luo Xingchen, he asked that question.
Su Tang smiled heavily and replied, “We’ll have to wait until after the new year to see him again.”