Su Feng Nuan hid a smile, his face this red, seems those rumors of flocks chasing after him were true.
The man stopped coughing and looked at Su Feng Nuan and asked, “What about the Su Manor’s Young Lady? Is there a verse to describe her?”
Su Feng Nuan missed a beat.
The man said warmly, “Since the urban book is titled ‘Hong Yan Zhuan1Book fo Beauties’ and the Su Manor’s Young Lady’s beauty is rumored to be able to overrun the city, it should also have her records.”
Su Feng Nuan shook her head calmly, “No.”
“No?” The man raised an eyebrow. “It shouldn’t not have.”
SU Feng Nuan shook her head with certainty, “It really doesn’t, if Gong-zi does not believe it, if there’s opportunity in the future, can go through ‘Hong Yan Zhuan’, it can be found in most of the black market bookstores.2Bookstores for uncultured books. So called non-useful reads or books by unknown authors..”
The man wondered, “Why is there no comments about the Su Manor’s Young Lady?”
Su Feng Nun also made a puzzle expression, “Maybe the Su Manor’s Young Lady is not famous? A girl growing up in the countryside, even if a beauty to some degree is still not enough. Many aristocratic ladies are also not mentioned in the book. Compared to them, what type of onion or green is the Su Manor’s Young Lady?”
The man was speechless for a moment and said, “The Su Manor’s Young Lady can’t be considered unknown, General Su is well-known for his great reputation, and so the Su Mansion’s Young Lady is also regarded by the world. She is not a simple green onion that Gu-niang3Miss talks of, also should be considered an aristocratic lady.”
Su Feng Nuan scorned, “What kind of aristocratic lady is she? Fooling around with swords and knives, just a wild girl that goes into the rivers to catch fishes. Recently, rumors in the Imperial City have spread. Being improper in front of the Empress Dowager, no etiquettes. A aristocratic lady like that, isn’t that a laughing stock? “
The man looked at her, “Gu-niang4Miss knows the Su Manor’s Young Lady?”
Su Feng Nuan nodded, “Of course I know.”
The man watched her, taking a detailed glance, “Lately heard that the Su Manor’s Young Lady is learning etiquettes from Liu Mo-Mo, is Gu-niang aware of that?”
Su Feng Nuan stared at him, “Gong-zi purposely asked about the Su Manor’s Young Lady appraisal in the ‘Hong Yan Zhuan,’ and now ask me about her, do you have wishful thinking about her?”
The man started coughing again.
Su Feng Nuan observed him, “Do you have a coughing condition?”
The man shook his head, “No.”
Su Feng Nuan thought it strange, “Then why do you keep coughing?”
The man became speechless again, sighing, “Gu-niang5Miss‘s words are very astonishing, leaving me awestricken. Why do you keep on thinking I have improper thoughts towards others? Do I look so much like a pervert?”
Su Feng Nuan broke out in laughter, saying in a serious tone, “My mother told me that besides my father, my brothers, if other guys come close and try to make talks with me, they either have wishful thinking or have bad intentions.”
The man rubbed between his eyebrows, saying helplessly, “I am only making casual talks with you. How about it, I will not talk anymore, Gu-niang6Miss can quickly lead the way, it will be dark soon.”
Su Feng Nuan nodded.
The two person stopped talking, the mountainous forest was very quiet, only able to hear the sounds of foot stepping over plants and scrubs. After an hour, the sky started turning dark.
Su Feng Nuan stopped in her track, not taking any steps forward.
The man asked, “What is it?”
Su Feng Nuan glanced at him, “I’m hungry.”
Helpless, the guy said, “This is the wild, where would there be something to eat, if we get out sooner….”
Before he finished, Su Feng Nuan’s ribbon from inside her sleeves sprang out, and wrapped around a wild chicken.
The little fox in her arms started excitedly making noises.
Su Feng Nuan with a motion of her hand retracted the ribbon, the wild chicken also was dragged to her hands. The little fox immediately opened it’s mouth.
Su Feng Nuan slapped a hand at it’s little head and then let her hand loose letting it go. Looking down from a high position and saying to it, “This pheasant7wild chicken is mine’s.”
The little fox immediately looked at her with complaint in its eyes, it’s meaning was what you say don’t count.
Su Feng Nuan watched its little figure, making compromise, “How about this, after I roast it, I will share half with you. If you follow me in the future, no more raw food, only can eat cooked food.”
The little fox was so happy it jumped up twice, indicating it agreed.
The man looked at her, “Gu-niang8Miss is going to roast the pheasant to eat?”
“Yes!” Su Feng Nuan watched him, “One wild chicken is just right for me and Xiao Hu, if Gong-zi is hungry too, than must trouble yourself to catch another one. I will be roasting here. My pheasant roasting skill is not bad. After Gong-zi is back with the hunt, I will help Gong-zi to roast it.”
“Alright.” The man took his bow and arrow started out, after taking two steps, he turned his head back and said, “Gu-niang9Miss will be here roasting? Will not leave me here and just leave by yourself, right? If I come back and can not find Gu-niang10Miss, I really can not get out of this mountainous forest.”
Su Feng Nuan raised her hand, “Don’t worry, I’m quite a righteous person and enjoy helping others. I won’t leave without being full, but don’t go too far, in case you can not find your way back.”
The man nodded.
Su Feng Nuan seeing the man gone, used her feet to kick Xiao Hu, “Go the roots of the three and use your claws to dig a big hold. After you see water coming out, let it fill the hole.”
Xiao Hu instantly glanced at her unpleased. Raising her claws, rubbing it against its mouth, shaking her head.
Su Feng Nuan thought it funny, “Your claws are precious, but madam I’s skills are very precious too. After eating my roasted pheasant, this lifetime you won’t want to eat raw pheasant anymore.” After saying so, she used her feet to kick it again, “Go off, no work, no eat.”
Xiao Hu dejected, as instructed, went to the tree root and started digging a hole.
Su Feng Nuan took out her dagger and started on the pheasant. Her moves were swift and skilled, not long, she had already butchered the wild chicken, let out the blood, and stripped all the feathers. Glancing towards Xiao Hu only to see it using its four claws and hardworkingly digging. Pleased, she turned her head and started picking dry branches.
After she was back, Xiao Hu already digged a big hole under the tree and the hole was already filled water from under the tree. Xiao Hu seem to be tired out, panting as it rested on the side, it’s four legs sticking upwards, very unproper sight.
She put down the dried branches and went to take out some of the water from the big hole. Using the water the wash the pheasant before turning around to roast it with the dry branches.
When the man came back, holding a pheasant and a rabbit, he saw Su Feng Nuan using her fair hands to squeeze some juice from some leaves, pouring on top of the roasted pheasant on the fire. He stepped closer and asked, “What’s this?”
“It’s some herbs I picked, used for flavoring, pheasant roasted like this is the most flavorful.” Su Feng Nuan turned around to take a glance at him, “It took you that fast to hunt down two, very skillful.”
“I can only rely on bow and arrow to hunt, Gu-niang is able to hunt wild chicken with a ribbon, who is more skilled is easy to see.” The man said laughing, “I am ashamed, I do not know how to roast pheasant, so will have to trouble Gu-niang11Miss.”
“You’re welcome! Share me half a rabbit.” Su Feng Nuan said immodestly.
The man laughed lightly, “Of course.”
Su Feng Nuan said again, “Do you know how to butcher and remove the fur and feather?”
The man shook his head.
Su Feng Nuan sighed, putting down the juice in her hands, saying to him, “You are sure a Gong-zi, you don’t know how to do anything, why do you come running into this mountainous forest? Isn’t it better to sit at home eating and drinking comfortably?”
The man smiled.
Su Feng Nuan took the pheasant and rabbit from his hands. Raising her hands and the knife coming down, two fair hands started striping the fur and feathers. Extremely swift with butchering. Not long after was already done, putting them on the dry branches.
The man praised, “Gu-niang12Miss seems to frequently do this?”
Su Feng Nuan nodded, “Yes, I’m always outside all year long, if I encounter uninhabited places, then just work with what’s available.”
“Gu-niang has been to many places?” The man asked after hearing, “Alone? What about your family?”
“My family is of course at home.” Su Feng Nuan’s two hands were not idle, one hand squeezing juice, the other hand adding branches.
“Your family isn’t worried about you?” After asking, the man laughed first. “Gu-niang’s martial skills are so good, what I ask is unnecessary.”
Su Feng Nuan nodded, thinking it sure is unnecessary. Her family is rather afraid she is out bulling others and one day someone will show up in their doors.
The pheasant was done roasting, fragrant and rich, it seems to have spiced up the forest around.
The man could not help say, “It’s very fragrant.”
Su Feng Nuan glanced at him proudly. Extending a hand to pull apart half of the pheasant and threw it to the greedy looking little fox who was almost dripping saliva. Afterwards, taking the remaining half and giving half to the man.
The man smiled and took it, “Thank you, Gu-niang.”
Su Feng Nuan was indeed very hungry, waving her hands and chowed it down with big bites.
Her eating appearance was really what’s considered gobbling and the man’s eating appearance was mannered and elegant, creating a very sharp contrast.
The little fox’s blue eyes stared at Su Feng Nuan and then glanced at the man. A moment taking a few mannered bites and then couldn’t hold up and started gobbling.
The mountainous forest was quiet, the pheasant’s smell was very fragrant, there was no one speaking, only hearing chewing sounds, sometimes loud sometimes light.