Chapter 729: The Insecticide, Trouble Knocking on Lord Angel’s Door
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the four-part architecture, Daji and Fire Phoenix were cooking. They were the perfect combination of fire and ice and were able to cook any dish, ranging from iced drinks, sashimi, seafood, grilled barbecue, stir-fry, stew, and special ingredients that required both ice and fire.
It was just a matter of them raising their hands and the dish would be done. After Li Nianfan’s teaching during this period, they had become very adept at cooking with ice and fire. Whenever they raised their hands, they also had the demeanor of the Food God. The most important thing was that their movements were elegant and beautiful, like Goddesses cooking which was pleasing to the eye.
Their looks alone made the dishes they cooked a rare delicacy in the world and with Li Nianfan’s teaching and Xiao Bai’s assistance, their cooking skills had far surpassed those of the Food God.
Not far away, Shi Tuqin and Qin Manyun looked at Daji and Fire Phoenix with admiration and envy. Since entering the four-part architecture, they had been by Li Nianfan’s side. Everyone had been baptized by Wisdom all the time. An occasional teaching or casual words from Li Nianfan was enough to benefit them a lot and help them realize their enlightenment.
Not to mention the treatment they got. From the food that they ate to the rooms that they slept in, they all were filled with mysterious opportunities for them to enhance the affinity of Wisdom.
Therefore, the growth of power was almost unimaginable and they had progressed to a level they never once imagined they could reach. However, although their progress was very fast, they were still far behind Daji and Fire Phoenix.
Qin Manyun was only walking the path of the Guqin and Shi Tuqin was walking the path of art, but Daji and Fire Phoenix, in addition to their ice and firepower, were also learning yoga, cooking, chess, and more. In other words, the powers that Daji and Fire Phoenix had gained and mastered were much more than theirs. In fact, it would not be far-fetched to say they were all-mighty.
Under the baptism of these different powers, the power superimposed on each other was undoubtedly very terrifying, and the strength of Daji and Fire Phoenix obviously pushed them farther and farther ahead of the rest.
Qin Manyun sighed softly. “Sure enough, even though we’re also following the expert, there still exists a gap in talent between people.”
Shi Tuqin glanced at Li Nianfan secretly, cheeks slightly red as she muttered, “Sister Daji and Sister Fire Phoenix have more important baptisms than us every night. That’s probably the key.”
On the other side, in the pavilion.
Li Nianfan was relaxing very leisurely. He did not have to worry about anything and was playing chess with Little Fox.
“Checkmate!” said Li Nianfan with a smile.
“What?!” Little Fox was dumbfounded when she glanced at the chess game.
“Brother Li, when did you put your rook here?
“No, your rook is dangerous. Put it back there.”
Little Fox began to put Li Nianfan’s chess piece back, as usual.
“Alright, we’ll have it your way,” said Li Nianfan. He really did not mind her doing that at all.
Little Fox bit her lip and stared at the chessboard, frowning as she found that the situation was completely insoluble.
Looking up at Li Nianfan pitifully, she said coquettishly, “Brother Li, your rook’s too powerful. Why don’t you give it to me?”
“How many times has this been? How about I just let you win?” said Li Nianfan with a bitter smile.
“But I’ve never won before so I never got to experience the sweet taste of victory,” said Little Fox unhappily.
“Don’t worry, it’s not because you’re too weak. I’m just too strong. You’ll definitely win if it’s another opponent,” said Li Nianfan with a smile.
At this time, Dragon and Nanan walked in carrying the wooden bucket—they were frowning, their unhappiness apparent.
“What’s wrong?” asked Li Nianfan curiously.
Dragon pouted and said miserably, “There’s too little fertilizer gold.”
“How could it be? Are the animals not working hard?” asked Li Nianfan in surprise.
“It’s those pesky bugs! They’ve been stealing our fertilizer gold,” said Nanan angrily.
“What? Could it be dung beetles you’re talking about?” asked Li Nianfan with an arched brow.
Logically speaking, dung beetles did not hunt in groups but this was the cultivating realm of immortals they were in, so anything could be possible. Heck, he would not even be surprised if the dung beetles could take on human forms. The question was…why were they targeting the game animal’s manure?
“What should we do, Brother Li? They come quite often. It’s so annoying!” said Dragin.
“Don’t panic. They’re only bugs,” said Li Nianfan comfortingly. Then, he went into the utility room.
Afterward, there was a familiar sound of items moving around. Soon, the sound stopped, and Li Nianfan walked out of the utility room with a transparent glass bottle in his hand. In the bottle, there was a transparent liquid that looked like water. A white label was pasted on the bottle with large black letters spelling ‘insecticide’, coupled with a skull symbol above the word. Apart from that, there were no other details on the bottle, which made it look relatively low-end. Li Nianfan obviously disliked it. The packaging was not really that good, but since it was delivered by the system back then, it should not be a fake. He would have forgotten all about it if it was not for the bugs.
“What is this, Brother Li?” asked Nanan curiously.
“This is an insecticide, which is specially used to eliminate bugs. Pour this into the big pit and it should kill the bugs if they ever come again,” said Li Nianfan.
“We’ll do just that, Brother Li.” Nanan and Dragin’s eyes lit up, their faces glowing in excitement. They could not wait to see the bugs get what they deserved.
Outside the four-part architecture, the game animals were anxiously waiting for Nanan and Dragin to come back. The game animals were afraid that they would be turned into meat rolls because they did not complete their mission for the day. Compared to before, they had all lost some weight and were looking a little haggard.
They quickly looked toward the door when they heard a creaking sound.
“Goddesses, we really did try our best. Look, we’ve even lost some weight but they were all stolen by those pesky bugs.”
“Those bugs are really greedy! They came seven times today! Tell me who can withstand so many attacks in one day?”
“I swear it’s not because we’re lazy. We’re really at our limits. “
“Goddess, is the expert angry? Please, tell him it’s really not our fault!”
They all spoke at the same time, panicked and anxious.
“That’s enough. Brother Li’s given us something to deal with the bugs!” said Nanan. Then, she and Dragin walked to the big pit together and poured the bottle of insecticide into it.
“This is an insecticide, a little something for our guests,” said Dragin.
‘Insecticide? Isn’t that poison? They’re putting poison in the manure?’ The expressions of the wild game suddenly became weird as they silently mourned for Yun Qianshan and the others in their hearts.
Nanan and Dragin went back to the four-part architecture after completing their task.
At this time, Daji and Fire Phoenix had just taken off their aprons and were each holding a plate. “Master, dinner’s ready!” they said with smiles on their faces.
“Hahaha, I can’t wait to try both of my lovely wives’ dishes,” said Li Nianfan happily while taking a seat at the table.
There were five dishes in total—deep-fried pork knuckle, braised three-legged crow, scrambled eggs with chives, braised eggplant, and fish head tofu soup. They were all classic cuisines.
Li Nianfan first scooped a spoonful of fish soup and drank it. Daji and Fire Phoenix were staring at Li Nianfan, full of expectations, hoping to get Li Nianfan’s approval.
Li Nianfan closed his eyes, savored it carefully, and said with a smile, “The soup’s milky white and there’s a delicious milky fragrance to it. Did you put milk in it? Not bad, not bad at all. Your cooking’s restaurant-worthy.”
Daji’s eyes lit up slightly and she said cheerfully, “I’m just glad you like it. If you want, we can make it for you every day.”
“Try the fish meat, Master,” said Fire Phoenix.
“Is there something special about it?” asked Li Nianfan.
“Master, I helped a little with this dish. Before slaughtering the fish and ducks, I played some music for them, letting them immerse themselves in the music so they would relax and die happily. Therefore, you’ll find that there’s a taste of joy in their meat,” said Qin Manyun.
“Bravo. I’m impressed that the three of you came up with this method,” praised Li Nianfan.
“We owe it all to you,” said the three girls happily.
Nanan and Dragin breathed in the smell of the food deeply and said, “Brother Li, Brother Li, can we have some, too?”
“Sure, but let me check if you’ve done your homework first. Did you memorize the poem for today?” asked Li Nianfan.
“Yes!” Dragon and Nanan nodded in unison. “While I was concentrating on studying, unknowingly spring’s over, every inch of time is as precious as an inch of gold. Had I not been interrupted by the laughter of the passing pedestrians, I would’ve delved into the essence and teachings of Confucius.”
“Good. I can tell you really put a lot of effort into memorizing it,” said Li Nianfan while nodding approvingly.
Then, Shi Tuqin took out her painting and showed it to Li Nianfan for inspection, which she passed with flying colors.
“Okay, you may all eat.”
“Yay! Let’s dig in!”
“I want some pork knuckle.”
“Whoa! This tofu’s so smooth. It’s like water. Yum!”
Instantly, the sound of happiness filled the entire four-part architecture.
At the same time, in the Heaven Mystery Pavilion, it was equally as lively. Everyone looked at the Origins of the third dimension that had just been transported with faces full of excitement.
“Let’s dig in, everybody!”
“Don’t mind if I do!”
While eating, Gu Ai suddenly asked Yun Qianshan, “None of the angels from the fourth dimension came?”
Yun Qianshan nodded and said, “Yeah, I don’t know what Tianhua’s thinking. He’s refused us so many times. So much for wanting to do a good thing for him.”
Gu Ai frowned and his eyes flickered slightly. “We have to speed up the progress. Go and invite him again. Make sure he’s here the next time! He might be hiding something.”
“Hiding something?” Yun Qianshan was taken aback. “What do you think he’s hiding?”
“Haha, beats me but don’t you find it odd that he doesn’t want to join us? Who here can resist the temptation of the Origins. Yes, it’s smelly but we’re talking about the Origins for crying out loud,” said Gu Ai.
“Well, now that you’ve mentioned it… He was really firm on his answer. In fact, he was avoiding it like the plague,” said Yun Qianshan with a thoughtful look on his face.
“There’s definitely something wrong with that guy!” said Gu Debai.
“We should force him to tell us the reason and we can always kill him if he doesn’t want to tell us,” said Gu Lie.
After the meal, Gu Debai took out the Cross Dimension Mirror and transmitted the share that belonged to Gu Hui, which he received appreciatively.
Three days passed quietly this way. However, Lord Angel still did not come, and everyone gradually got impatient.
“Let’s go to the angel’s palace!” said Gu Ai coldly. He then took a step into the void and took the lead in the charge. Yun Qianshan and others also rose into the air and headed straight for the palace.
After a short while, the palace appeared in front of them and the white Angel’s Light surrounded the sky. A tsunami of aura burst from Gu Ai’s body like a roaring fierce beast, charging straight at the palace.
Above the palace, the sky seemed to be collapsing. An extremely powerful sense of oppression enveloped all the angels with horror.
“Tianhua, I’ve already tried my best to persuade you, and yet, you still won’t come!” Yun Qianshan also rushed over, his mana was thunderous and his voice reverberated over the temple.
Lord Angel, War Angel, and the other angels flew out of the palace, suspended in the void, watching Gu Ai vigilantly.
“Aren’t you all being a little too overbearing? I don’t want to fight over the seventh dimension’s Origins with you all so why do you have to force me like this?” said Lord Angel coldly.
“This isn’t a question of whether you want to or not, but we want you to share it with us. I’ll ask you one last time, are you going to join us?” asked Gu Ai.
‘No way am I eating that poop!’ he thought, unable to say it out loud. He never expected that this group of people would force him to join their party. How was this different from forcing people to eat poop? Moreover, this matter concerned the expert, making it even more impossible for him to do so.
He shook his head and said, “The answer’s no.”
“Do you know something that we don’t? Is this why you’re being so stubborn? What does the seventh dimension have to do with you?” asked Yun Qianshan coldly. Suddenly, his eyes flashed and he continued, “By the way, I just noticed that all of your angels are actually bald! What happened? Why have you all stripped off your feathers?”
“It’s none of your business,” said War Angel coldly.
“It looks like we’ve hit upon something. Oh well, it’s not important now because you’re all going down!” said Gu Debai domineeringly.
As he spoke, he suddenly raised his hand and launched a punch at Lord Angel. This fist was made from the condensed energy of Wisdom, giving it the ability to travel through time and space. It turned into a vortex and instantly arrived in front of Lord Angel with a terrifying destructive force.
Lord Angel snorted and neutralized it with a punch of his own.
“How dare you behave so impudently when you’re the only second-step Wisdom Elite in the entire clan of angels? Die!”