She had a hard time accepting that they’ve found all of them in a cave until the two brothers repeated told her so. Of course, she was ecstatic to have these. They could really use all of these at this time of need.
They have just had chicken the night before, so after some family discussion, they have decided on braised rabbit meat for dinner!
The three younger siblings were excited to be able to have meat again.
While Mrs. Cheng busied herself with preparing the rabbits, Cheng Xiao Xiao was tending to the herbs. Other then taking some of them orally, others could be used in bath water, they would be more effective this way.
She set out a dose for oral intake and one for bathing, thought for a bit, and called out to Mrs. Cheng who was keeping herself busy in the kitchen. The two of them went to the dad’s house together.
Cheng Bi Yuan, who was resting on the bed, opened his eyes when he noticed the arrival of his wife and daughter. His piercing eyes gazed at his daughter like a hawk.
He had heard all the ruckus in the yard. He must admit, their brining back two chickens and two rabbits had truly shocked him.
Ever since they have moved here, he had been hunting for food for the family. He was very familiar of what it was like in these mountains. There were lots of preys. Chickens and rabbits were not hard for him, because he had extraordinary skills. But for Cheng Xiao Xiao and her brothers, these were not just “difficult” to them, but downright arduous.
He was already suspicious at the two chickens yesterday, what they were able to bring back today was simply unbelievable. They caught all those inside a cave? That’s impossible. He had been in the same mountains for the last three years, how come he never ran into something like that?
From the way the three of them described it, these sounded more like farm animals!
Even though the mountain behind their house wasn’t far from Willow Village, but since they lived there, residents of Willow Village never go hunt around there. His daughter was the key to everything.
The piercing look from her father made Cheng Xiao Xiao very uncomfortable. Naturally she understood her father’s suspicion, but she wasn’t able to explain to him what was going on.
Mrs. Cheng was oblivious to the silent exchange between the father and the daughter. She dried her hands on the apron she had on around her waist before she looked up at her daughter, “Xiao Xiao, what did you want to say to your father? Zheng Yuan doesn’t know how to skin the rabbits, I have to go help him.”
“Xiao Xiao, what’s the matter?” Cheng Bi Yuan dismissed the sharp look and asked casually.
She looked both her parents in their eyes, hesitated for a bit, and then said, “Mom, Dad, I have collected some herbs from the mountains today, what’s your opinion…?”
“Oh, yeah, I don’t understand your herbs,” Mrs. Cheng understood her daughter’s intention, she turned to Mr. Cheng and asked, “Ye1, what’s your opinion on this?”
Inside his deep and dark gaze, Cheng Bi Yuan sked, “Xiao Xiao, what did you collect and what are they used for?”
“Dad, these are mainly for diffusing bruises, helping broken bones or nerves, as well as relieving pain and swellings. They should be good for you!”
Cheng Xiao Xiao let out a secret sigh of relief, luckily he didn’t ask her how she’d came to know so much about herbs. Otherwise, she’d have no idea what to tell him.
Before Cheng Bi Yuan could make a comment, Mrs. Cheng already responded, “Oh that sounds good. Xiao Xiao, that’s exactly what your dad needs right now.”
1. Ye – the literally meaning of the character is “grandfather”. Here Mrs. Cheng was using it to refer to her husband as the male figure / her husband.
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