Chapter 563: Chef’s Worries
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“I knew you still cared about me.” Mi Le instantly beamed like a sunflower, his smile even brighter now. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out a square box and placed it on the table, a blue light lit up above it in the next second, a 3D image instantly appeared on the table. It was a massive rainbow colored vortex, looking like the galaxy, but even messier, changing at all times.
Shen Ying frowned. “Furthest end of the void?”
“That’s right.” Mi Le nodded, a trace of nostalgia flashed across his eyes. “I still remember this was where we trained for the first time?”
“What is the furthest end of the void?” Lonemoon could not help but ask.
“It is a blended plane in the void.” Mi Le said.
“Void?” Isn’t there nothing in the void? Why would there still be a plane?
“This place is different from a regular void.” He explained with a smile, “When a plane is moving towards termination, in theory it is being swallowed up by the chaos. And this place had created a void while the plane was disintegrating, so it achieved a balance with the chaos and instead stabilized the plane. But the former living beings of the plane had already died out. As such, many living beings of collapsed planes who have nowhere to go can only attach themselves to this place.
He sighed and continued, seeming like he had recalled something. “And because of that, this place is mixed with people from various planes, besides without rules and regulations, it is extremely disorderly.”
Lonemoon nodded then, there still existed such a complicated place. “Why do want us to go to this place?”
He lifted a hand and passed it over the image, the entire image changed at once, instantly zooming into an especially bright-colored spot on the right. He then explained, “It’s like this, the last time I passed by this place, I happened to encounter a plane storm and accidentally dropped an item. After a test, my approximate calculation showed that it’s most likely in this area.”
He pointed to that colored image and said, “I’ve looked into it, this piece of lost land has many similarities compared to you immortal spirit plane. That thing is of great importance to me, that’s why I wanted to ask Little Ying to help me find it.”
“What exactly did you lose?” Lonemoon continued to question.
Mi Le’s expression grew slightly graver as he adjusted the image on the table again. The image flipped at once, a smooth and round, colorfully spotted…
“Egg?!” Lonemoon was stunned, they were going all that way to find an egg!
Instead, Shen Ying’s expression darkened. “This is… a spirit source?”
“Little Ying is still the smartest!” Mi Le’s smile instantly became even brighter. “You figured it out at one look.”
“…” The corner of Shen Ying’s lips twitched, he could even lose a spirit source. “Why didn’t you just throw yourself away?”
“It was an accident!” Mi Le chuckled, embarrassed. “Our plane finally bred a spirit source, without it, living beings are unable to be born. If it isn’t because I really cannot get away recently, I will never bear for Little Ying to…”
“Alright, I’ll go!” Shen Ying cut him off directly.
“Then I shall count on Little Ying.” His gaze grew gentler, at the thought of something, he added, “The furthest end of the void is exceedingly dangerous, Little Ying you must be careful, I will be awaiting your return.”
“Mm, you can leave now.” Shen Ying waved her hand.
Longing was written all over Mi Le’s face. “Chasing me away so quickly? Anyhow we haven’t seen each other in such a long time, I was always thinking about you?”
Shen Ying did not reply, only stared right at him and responding with unclear intentions moments after. “Oh?”
The smile on Mi Le’s face froze for a second. He then stood up, now wearing an expression of “I can’t do anything to you” as he said, “Alright, alright, I shall take my leave.” With that said, he looked back with each step he took towards the plane gate, not forgetting to leave behind a sentence “I will miss you” before completely disappearing from the divine realm.
Lonemoon glanced in the direction where he disappeared and turned back to survey Shen Ying who looked deep in thought, there… was something going on!
“Master, you really want to go to the furthest end of the void.” Yi Qing could not help but ask.
“Mm.” Shen Ying nodded. “It’s not a difficult task.” Back when she was working, she’d already been there many times.
Yi Qing was stupefied, fisting the hands by his sides, hesitated for a moment but ultimately did not say anything.
“So rare to see you being so helpful.” Lonemoon also commented with slight surprise. “You’re starting to take the initiative to help, why didn’t I see you being this diligent in the past?” Indeed, a classmate is simply different.
“Huh?” Shen Ying was confused and asked with a serious look, “Was I not diligent in the past?”
“Don’t you feel ashamed asking such a question?” When have you ever been diligent?”
Shen Ying: “…”
“Alright, when are we leaving?”
Shen Ying thought for a while before replying, “Tomorrow?”
So urgent? Sure enough, she was still concerned and attentive about it!
Lonemoon turned back and looked at Chef who seemed out of it, his eyes dimmed and he sighed. “Tomorrow it shall be then! Chef, come! We’ll go talk about the problem with our food allowance.” As he spoke, he put an arm around his shoulder and walked with him towards the kitchen.
Yi Qing lifted his head and glanced but him but did not talk and only walked into the kitchen, quietly pulled out ingredients and busied himself. His gaze was still slightly dazed, perhaps worried, but also seemed to be uncertain.
“Alright, alright, I know you don’t feel good inside when you see that person!” Lonemoon sighed and could not help but urge.
“But look at Shen Ying, she definitely has no interest in him.” He patted his shoulder and said, “Let me tell, it’s completely unnecessary for you to worry about these. Isn’t he just an ex boyfriend, it’s all in the past. As long as the one Shen Ying likes now is you, it’s all good.”
“Past?” The carrot in Chef’s hand dropped to the ground with a thud as he turned back to look towards him. “Master and him… still have a past!”
“Um…” Did he not know?
Lonemoon’s heart sank, had he screwed something up?
Late into the night.
“Did I not close my windows tonight?”
“Oh, then it’s because I wore too little clothes in the day?”
“Could it be that you came up with a new dish today and want to let me try it?”
“Then it must be that Father Niu deducted our food allowance again?”
“Oh.” Shen Ying inhaled deeply before asking, “Then can you please explain, what do you mean by not going to bed and sitting on my roof in the middle of the night?”
Yi Qing hesitated for a moment, gradually lowering his head and only speaking up moments later, but his voice was so low that he almost couldn’t be heard, even vaguely coupled with grievance. “I was afraid of disrupting Master’s sleep, so… I decided to stay further away.”
“…” So you think that staring while lying on the roof, isn’t a disruption? He’d even climbed up there right in front of her!
Shen Ying sighed and gestured towards him. “Come down first.”
He moved reflexively, then something came to his mind and he sat back again and shook his head.
“I’ll just look at Master from here.”