Sunday, August 18, 2019

Resplendent Apothecary ch 17 - What a Dashing Man! (3)

She whipped her head around abruptly and her vicious face froze. Oh god! Was she… was she looking at an angel? That face was so handsome it didn’t even look like a real person: his skin was flawless like that of jade. Under his thick and tall brows were long and rich black eye lashes with built-in eyeliners. His straight nose looked that it was carved by God himself, she couldn’t find any flaws with it even if she tries. His full lips made one want to reach over and tastes it’s sweetness. He was clothed in a white robe that was fluttering in the wind. His entire body radiating a sacred glow under the sun.

Gu Ye couldn’t help but gave him a wolf whistle as she exclaimed, “Wow! Fairy brother…”

TWQQF ch 163 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (16)

“You are garbage! No matter what, she is still your daughter. How could you treat her like that?” Cheng Xiao Xiao had never experienced anything like this before. Granted, she had heard about child abuses in the news on TV before, but had never witnessed it in person, so never was too emotional about them.

But now this was unfolding in front of her own eyes. This made her felt both inconceivable and enraging. How could a father do that to his own child? Even tigers don’t eat their own younglings!

“Get out of my way, you little tramp. I can do whatever I want, what’s it to you?” Shoving Cheng Xiao Xiao to her side, the middle-aged man looked even more vicious than before.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

TWQQF ch 162 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (15)

The older woman smiled and said, “I am glad you liked them. I will give you a bowl for free next time you visit!”

“Thank you, da niang!” Cheng Xiao Xiao must sighed that even those from the old times knew were well versed at doing business.

After breakfast, Cheng Xiao Xiao finally started heading toward her original destination.

Since she was looking for helpers, she decided to go toward the slum. It would lighten their burdens and she could find cheap labor. It’s a win-win situation, so why the heck not?

Friday, August 16, 2019

TWQQF ch 161 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (14)

“Well, that….” Mrs. Cheng was dumbfounded, seemingly shocked by her daughter’s words.

Cheng Xiao Xiao smiled and said, “Mom, on the surface of earth. Others will be lucky if I don’t go bully them, who’d be able to bully me? Our mystical beasts will bite them all to death!”

“Xiao Xiao, for sure you are going to take your trip?” Hearing her words, Mrs. Cheng understood that her precious daughter was not going to change her mind!

Cheng Xiao Xiao looked at her mother and nodded.

“Aye, I understand that you are all grown up, Xiao Xiao, and have your own mind. But, Xiao Xiao, at least don’t go alone. Take your brother Zheng Yuan or your shi xiong Tianshan or Danhuang with you at least!”

Afterall, Mrs. Cheng is still worried about her daughter. She would like her to at least have a companion.

Cheng Xiao Xiao merely shook her head, “Mom, I have Yuteng with me. I don’t need anyone else. They will only hinder me!”

“Yuteng, oh, I remember her. That little dool!” nodded Mrs. Cheng. She had saw Yuteng previously when she was healing Cheng Biyuan. And she was also well aware of the fact that even though the little doll was tiny, but she was also very powerful.

The fact that Cheng Xiao Xiao would be accompanied by little Yuteng seemed to have comforted Mrs. Cheng. She said to her daughter, “Okay, if you must go, but at least wait and leave tomorrow. I want to pack some stuff for you, you hear me?”

“Okay, okay, I will listen to you, mom. I will leave first thing tomorrow morning,” replied Cheng Xiao Xiao quickly.

The first beam of light rose from the horizon and the crowing of the roosters and barking of the dogs could be heard coming from the ranch side.

Cheng Xiao Xiao got up slowly and enjoyed this rare quite and peaceful moment.

She got dressed and washed up. Looking at the beam of white light from afar, it looked like the beginning of hope in one’s life. All of a sudden, she was in an incredibly good mood.

Thinking about all the elders and younglings at home, she sighed. She felt that she need to go find more hands to help out around. As for the not so qualifying ones, she’d send them away when she returned.1

Life was different now. It wasn’t easy to find good help. She worked so hard in the hope to provide better quality of life for her family.

Thinking about that, she smiled. Heading toward the ray of morning sunlight, she headed outside of the village. She had already bid her farewell with her family last night, so she wanted to leave before it got too late.

Taking in the fresh air and absorbing the beautiful village scenery, naturally she must go on foot to get the most out of it.

She hadn’t have breakfast yet and the members of her family have yet to wake up, so Cheng Xiao Xiao left with an empty stomach and walked towards the marketplace.2

Afterall, she has some capital now. She could afford to treat herself once in a while and get some snacks from the marketplace.

Of course, Cheng Xiao Xiao wasn’t going to the town of Daling. Afterall, too many people know her there and she didn’t want any hassle. She decided to visit a different marketplace. It was a little further away, but that distance was nothing to her!

Approximately an hour later!

Cheng Xiao Xiao arrived at small town that was 50 kilometers away. If it was any commoners, it would have taken them most of the day.3

Cheng Xiao Xiao, in her plain clothes, followed the stream of people and entered into the marketplace. Quickly, she was already seated at a breakfast location and ordered a bowl of tofu pudding and two fried buns and enjoying them greatly.



Tofu Pudding


Picture: Tofu Pudding (Translator note: Some food porn for y'all today. :) This dish is very yummy dessert with gingery-flavored syrup. But in this case I think it was a savory breakfast dish. Yuck!)
Source: n.yam.com

 

Fried buns

Picture: Fried buns (with yummy crispy bottoms)
  
“Miss, how do you like this tofu pudding?” The older woman selling the tofu pudding saw the satisfying look on Cheng Xiao Xiao and couldn’t help but chatted with her. She was very happy that her own cooking was being appreciated.

Da niang, they are delicious,” said Cheng Xiao Xiao with a thumb up and a smile.

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Random translator notes:

1. Correct me if I am wrong… there were only the 6 of them…. And none of them were handicapped… why do they need so much help? :S GAH!

2. Ugh, if I remember correctly, the market was some 4 hours away? =.= Maybe she was going to the Liu’s village? :S I didn’t think they have a marketplace…


3. Does that mean she is able to walk really fast? Because of her cultivation level? Or did she cheat and ride on a mystical beast for part of the distance? J

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Resplendent Apothecary ch 16 - What a Dashing Man! (2)


In the concealed area around the dried wood, she seemed to notice some mushroom with cloud-like pattern. If she wasn’t wrong, that was a purple ganoderma plant. The dried wood was located about ten or so meters from the ground. Gu Ye looked left and right before yanking free a vine from the wall next to her. She tugged at it a few times, it seemed it’d hold.


Picture: Purple ganoderma (lingzhi mushroom)

She wrapped a few of the vines together, tied it around a boulder and threw it at the dead tree. She tried three times before the vine finally caught onto the dead tree.

TWQQF ch 160 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (13)


After their departure, First Elder personally inquired about Eleventh Elder’s whereabout!

The information he obtained did not make him happy; quite contrarily, he looked angry. Obviously things did not go as he had planned.

Finally, First Elder passed down another order, “Keep an eye out on him, and let him experience some hardship. Hrm!”

Other than the Cheng’s, the two at the city of Yin also had very different reaction. When Gu Gaoyi’s wife Yan Qingqing heard about the treatment of her son at the Cheng’s, she was so angry she started shouting about them loudly, cursing just about every member of the Cheng’s family!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

TWQQF ch 159 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (12)

“I am sorry, I can’t do this. Master should assign this to someone else!” replied Eleventh Elder nonchalantly.

“What?!”

Master Cheng’s face changed color and the others looked on incredulously. Within the Cheng’s, Master Cheng outranked any elders. Normally, the elders must listen to the master as it was their role to assist the master of the house in handling family business.

When the master assign a task to an elder, they must follow the orders, unless over half of the elders object, that would be the only way to override the master’s order.

But now all elders supported the decision to have Eleventh Elder take on this assignment and he openly declined. This was no doubt a challenge to the master’s authority. Master Cheng was enraged.

The protest from Eleventh Elder even moved First Elder. He slowly opened his eyes and a beam of bright light went straight toward Eleventh Elder.

Master Cheng scolded angrily, “Eleventh Elder, if you disobey my order, I can banish you from the Circle of Elders!”

“Sure, go ahead. As long as it pleases you, you can banish me from the family even!” Eleventh Elder stood up calmly and started walking toward the door, “If this family is all about profits and not caring about your family, I don’t care to be a part of it!”

“You stand right there, Eleventh Elder! Don’t you dare!”

Master Cheng jumped up abruptly and shouted angrily at his back. Eleventh Elder never looked back and disappeared from the parlor shortly!

“HOW DARE HIM!”

When his authority failed, Master Cheng shouted like a mad man. The other elders all turned away and pretended that they didn’t see anything.

Of course, they were all surprised at by the actions of Eleventh Elder. He didn’t care about being banished from the family?

Has he gone insane?

“Look at you! You are not behaving like the master of the house right now!” Looking at the angry man,  First Elder scolded him lightly in discontent.

Master Cheng still couldn’t control his angry. Angrily, he said, “First Elder, just look at the behavior of Eleventh Elder. He ignored all our family rules. We must not take this lightly!”

“You want to punish him? Then just banish him from the family!”

“WHAT?”

“HUH?”

Everybody there was shocked. They looked at First Elder with disbelief. Certainly they must have heard wrong!

“What? You don’t want to?” The voice of First Elder slowly float into their ears, confirming what they thought they  have heard. But it was still incomprehensible to banish someone of the martial king level for such a minor infraction!

Yes, incomprehensible!

At this moment, nobody could figure out why First Elder gave this order!

The First Elder ignored everybody’s reaction and told the Master directly, “Send the words down. Eleventh Elder blatantly disregarded a direct order from the Circle of Elders and is banished from the family. The entire branch of his family must be completely moved out of Emperor City within three days!”

After saying that, with a flash of his silhouette, First Elder disappeared in front of everybody.

The remaining elders exchanged looks with each other; they were neither happy about the decision nor did they wish ill will upon Eleventh Elder. Everybody was baffled by the sudden decision of First Elder.

When the order of this decision was passed down, the Cheng’s was plunged into chaos!

Eleventh Elder didn’t seem to be too overly surprised. He remained silent from all questionings and had no desire to explain anything as though he has resorted to his fate!

Finally, he told his own family to pack and leave as quickly as possible!


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Resplendent Apothecary ch 15 - What a Dashing Man! (1)

After the fall harvest, everything was stored away into storage. After a fall rain, fall vegetables were planted. Being in the North, the winters were pretty cold and only one type of vegetables would grow. After fall, almost every family planted easily storable vegetables such as bok choy or radishes. When the deep winter came, they’d store these in their basement and these would be their sustenance for the entire winter.

When the work in the fields were mostly completed, villagers of all ages started heading into the mountains to forage for pine nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, fungus, mushrooms, bracken, wild vegetables and the likes. Tis the season that the mountain generously blessed the humans with plentiful of produces. These were also products that those living outside of the mountains loved to purchase. Any hardworking person, even kids around 10, could earn up to several hundred wen!

TWQQF ch 158 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (11)

Eleventh Elder sitting at the very end looked as though he hadn’t hear a word. He didn’t even stir, let alone expressing any opionions.

In addition to Fourth Elder, all the other elders also turned to look at Eleventh Elder. Everybody knew very well that of everyone present right there, Eleventh Elder was the closest with Cheng Biyuan.

As for them, they had only made matters worse in the past. None of them were able to put aside their self-esteem to go look for Cheng Biyuan now. So naturally want to accept the assignment.

Everybody was unhappy with Eleventh Elder’s reaction, especially Master Cheng, who was already in a foul mood, his face darkened even more and said, “Eleventh Elder, you seem to have some free time lately. We would like to trouble you go make a trip to Willow and tell that evil creature to know his place!”

Monday, August 12, 2019

TWQQF ch 157 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (10)

Everybody understood the status of a beast tamer in a country. Even the dead of the School of Divine Condor must be respectful, let alone the little peons. If they were to take any actions, they didn’t even need to wait for the Cheng’s to fight back, there were plenty of others who would jump out and defend them.

Knowing this, they had no choice but to retrieve their claws. Those who were still lingering at the Ning’s finally all left with the associate dean.

There would be no more meaning for them to stay around. They dare not take any actions against the Cheng’s; and if they wanted to do business with the Cheng’s, they have already made it abundantly clear that they would not be dealing with anyone from the School of Divine Condor. So what was the point of continuing to linger around?

In just one day, all different powers within Dafeng had heard about the news. The Long’s and Xue’s of Emperor City were preparing their return trips to Qing’an Province. This time they would make sure they secure their business deals in three-month time, come hell or high water!

The Cheng’s!

Old master Cheng once again went to his favorite son, then, without a word, slapped him across his face multiple times. The just now recovering Cheng Bihua’s face swollen up like that of a pig all over again. Angrily, old master Cheng shouted at him, “Bastard! Damn you!”

The innocent Cheng Bihua, who was turned into a punching bag, screamed and shouted. He cried and cursed Cheng Biyuan and his family loudly as those these were somehow all their fault.

Cheng Bihua, who had adamantly refused to believe in all the rumors, had finally started to wonder about whatever good luck that had happened upon Cheng Biyuan and his family. How could this had happened?

He pulled his hair out but still couldn’t figure out how it was possible that Cheng Biyuan and his family, who were almost annihilated by him just a few months ago, were able to turn everything around so dramatically.

In the meeting room of the Cheng’s!

The few elders gathered again to discuss the events that had been happening at Willow Village. Master Cheng’s face was darkened, “What are all your thoughts? What do we do with that evil creature?”

“……”

The entire parlor was silent and nobody responded to his question. The first elder sitting in the upper seat still have his eyes closed, as though he was asleep.

“The news have been confirmed, we must take care of this!” Master Cheng glanced over at everyone and said with unreconciled emotions.

“Ahem ahem….” Third elder fake coughed. With everyone else looking on, he started slowly, “Cheng Biyuan belongs in our bloodline after all. No matter what happens, what’s his also belong to the Cheng’s!”

He stopped after that and said no more.

His meaning was clear, no matter what Cheng Biyuan over at Willow possessed, these all counted toward the Cheng’s properties. In other words, they have the right to control any properties belonging to Cheng Biyuan and his family.

The Eleventh Elder, sitting far in the back, had his eyes half opened and full of sarcasm. All these folks seemed to have forgotten that they have already crossed Cheng Biyuan and his entire family off of the family tree, and now…

Whatever belonged to Cheng Biyuan also belonged to them? That was quite ironic, do these people enjoy going back on their own words?

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Resplendent Apothecary ch 14 - Beaten (2)

Da Zhuang thought she had discovered about him stealing an egg. He didn’t even have time to put on his pants but dashed out butt naked, running and explaining at the same time, “Mom, it was little brother who wanted it, not me….. please, stop hitting me… Okay, I ate half of the egg too. I am sorry. Okay? I said I am sorry. OUCH! Mom, you are going to kill me!!”

Gu Ye shoved Xiao Zhuang back under his blanket and looked coldly at the embarrassed Gu Qiao. She rubbed her shoulder that was still smarting from being struck and quietly set the table. She then took a steam bun, placed some picked vegetables inside of it, and carried with her a bowl of porridge back inside her house. She worried about her digestion if she had to keep looking at those people.

TWQQF ch 156 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (9)

Those who were in the knows were envious that Zhou Jinjiang was given a mystical beasts just for making this trip. That was so lucky of him!

Cheng Xiao Xiao rolled her eyes at the laughter. She didn’t feel that what she had done was wrong, so she didn’t care if others were laughing at her or not.

Mrs. Cheng looked a bit helpless. She had worried about it in the past, now that the words had spread, there was not much she could do to stop others from talking about it. All she could do was to cast an unhappy glance in her daughter’s direction.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

TWQQF ch 155 - Shameless Family; Taking a Trip Alone (8)

“Don’t get any crazy ideas!” Zhou Jinjiang seemed to have an idea about what Cheng Biyuan was about to ask, “Don’t you worry, his majesty merely wanted to know whether the Cheng’s truly has a beast tamer. This is very important and you must be honest to me. Biyuan, you know it as well as I do how important are beast tamers to Dafeng!”

“I understand!” Cheng Biyuan felt better after he heard that. His look lingered on his eldest daughter and he smiled, “Brother Zhou, if it was any one else, I wouldn’t’ breathe a word. But I don’t need to beat around the bush with you, the real master beast tamer is Xiao Xiao. She can definitely command tens and thousands of beasts!”

“It’s Xiao Xiao?”

Zhou Jinjiang was more than a little bit surprised, he never expected the beast tamer to be the eldest and most timid Cheng Xiao Xiao.