Chapter 2640 Between The Real And The Fake
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Some of the people here had never met Gu Xijiu, but her aura made it clear to them that she was someone significant. Having been trapped for such a long time without food made them look pale and weak in comparison to her. To make matters worse, the people did not even bother to do their laundry or clean themselves, which only made them look worse. In some ways, they resembled beggars on the streets. Meanwhile, there was a faint circle of light that encapsulated Gu Xijiu, giving her an aura of supremacy.
“My Lord!” Mu Feng could no longer keep his composure. In fact, his legs grew weak as soon as he saw her.
Those who knew her had immediately addressed her out loud. Most of them were already kneeling on the ground, and some even started crying. They were completely at a loss for words. Others among the crowd could not believe their eyes and kept rubbing them. Meanwhile, some even started to dance out of excitement. In a plethora of different responses, there were also a few people who actually passed out, as they could not suppress their overwhelming joy.
In the end, a huge part of the crowd was already kneeling on the ground. Their Lord was finally here to save them all.
Tears started rolling in Gu Xijiu’s eyes. Her friends, and most importantly, her people, had been through so much pain. She looked at their pale faces and sighed. “I am sorry for coming back so late.” She made amends by bringing them themost precious thing they needed now – food.
Gu Xijiu assumed that most of the people in Tianju Hall must be starving, so before she left the base of the Blue Fox family, she actually went to the grain store first. The store was heavily guarded, but these soldiers posed no threat to Gu Xijiu at all. She defeated them all rather easily and took everything that she could find in the store.
As a Great Deity, her storage space had also increased along with her spiritual power. She could easily store tons of food in her sleeves, so she decided to take everything they had, including some vegetables from another store. There were plenty of vegetables and meat, along with even a wide selection of dressings and spices. Conveniently, she cleared out the entire store and brought the supplies to Tianju Hall.
Bustling waves of excitement spread across the hungered people as soon as they saw what she had for them in her bag. Soon, clouds of smoke rose from the open kitchen chimneys in the area, and pots and pans could be heard clanking about. Even though not every one of them knew how to cook, most of the people found themselves in the kitchen. Some were in charge of cleaning the rice while others were busy washing, picking, and frying the vegetables. Meanwhile, the rest had to cut and grill the meat that Gu Xijiu brought with her.
Since the kitchen knives were too blunt, some people actually offered to use their swords and weapons to cut the meat and vegetables. The lack of food had driven these people to the point of desperation earlier. After all, most of them were just mortals with flesh and bones. It had been too long since they last had a proper meal. Most of them had been surviving on grass and roots for quite some time. All they wanted was to get to taste some real food.
All these people used to live very comfortable lives prior to the invasion of these iron machines. There was never a shortage of food or good clothing. Their only concern in the past was about how good their food tasted, and whether the texture and presentation were apt. Nonetheless, their perception of food changed drastically now.A soft, hot bun would already make them very happy after months of starvation. Everyone was busy with the preparations as they wanted to eat as soon as they could.
Gu Xijiu spoke to the four messengers as soon as the opportunity arrived. Excited, they faced turned slightly red, and they even stammered as they spoke. They briefed her about what had happened during the years of her absence, so Gu Xijiu quickly got a general idea of the whole situation.