The Scary And Ugly Woman
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As she was talking, she also blew some air on the wood to light up the fire.
Shen Nianmo was convinced, so he accepted her offer. He huddled around the fire andshared half of the meat with Gu Xijiu. As for the other half, he arranged the meat accordingly. Then, he threaded the meat on to the skewers and grilled over the gentle fire.
Gu Xijiu watched as his obsessive-compulsive behavior was displayed by him cutting the meat into equal sizes; it was even neater than those cut by machines.She could not help but laugh at him. It was common if he had done all this with a spell, but this time, he obviously did it all by himself, manually with a knife.
The child had a strong behavioral pattern governed by compulsion. She took a look at his hair and his clothes. He had tried his best to look his best, given the circumstances. He would fall sick easily if his hair and clothes remained soaking wet. Therefore, Gu Xijiu raised her arm and performed the cleaning spell for him. Instantly, his hair and clothes became dry.
Shen Nianmo was surprised by her sudden offer of assistance. When he realized that his hair and clothes were all clean and dry, he gave Gu Xijiu an approving look and said, “Your spell is not bad.”
If she could perform the spell within the wizardry barrier by breaking his father’s preset suppression for all spiritual power, she must be someone quite powerful. Gu Xijiu said nothing further and only answered with a smile.
Shen Nianmo started to get her into more conversations. He tried to get to know more about the mysterious person utilizing devious questioning.
The little boy was rather talkative. Nonchalantly, she sat on the tree, trying to tease him. She would like to see how he would react when he was offended. Therefore, she remained quiet throughout all his questions, pretending to be cool.
Shen Nianmo was famished. When one of the skewers was finally done, he quickly picked it up and was ready to feast, but before the food even touched his lips, he was surprised to find that the meat on the skewer was already gone. He almost bit the stick!
Out of anger, he turned his eyes toward Gu Xijiu and saw her enjoying the meat that he had just grilled. Gu Xijiu was still wearing a mask, so Shen Nianmo could hardly see her true face.
Shen Nianmo was furious at what she had done. Moreover, he was extremely hungry. He rushed at her and shouted, “Give me back my food!” He had to get his food back, as he already shared half of the meat for her to grill.
Gu Xijiu remained her composure and swiftly retreated about a mile to another tree. There, she lay lazily.
“You are going back on your words!” Shen Nianmo clenched his fists in anger.
Gu Xijiu was very delighted to see his face burning with indignation, but she managed to suppress her laughter. “You are right. I only said that I would offer the firewood in exchange for half of the portion of the meat. I did not say that I would not take the grilled meat from you.” She continued in a demanding tone. “I challenge you to take it back if you can.”
She was already in very close proximity with the little boy, but the jade did not react at all. Was the last reaction only a coincidence? Did she have to infuriate him even further?
Panting with rage, Shen Nianmo looked at her but remained quiet. His stomach started to grumble. Obviously, the little boy was really hungry.
“You can always grill another one,” she kindly suggested.
“You are not allowed to steal it again!”
Gu Xijiu studied him with her bright, sharp eyes and said, “You can try to think of a way to stop me from stealing.”
Shen Nianmo pinched his mouth into a thin line and protested. “I will grill two skewers at a time, one for each of us. If you disagree with the offer, I will not grill anymore, and none of us will get any food.”
The little boy gave a good suggestion. Without any help, he could only cave into her demands. The little boy was promising and worthy of being taught.
Gu Xijiu nodded and agreed immediately, “Of course!”
Thus, Shen Nianmo continued to grill more food, this round two skewers at a time.