Chapter 44 - Just two bites
Chapter 44: Just two bites
Ren Xiaosu gave it some thought before taking the chocolate from her. This was his first time seeing the real thing. He had only ever heard Mr. Zhang talking about the high calorie food that could quickly replenish ones physical strength.
However, Old Wangs grocery store in town only sold ordinary white sugar, and it was extremely expensive too. There was no such thing as chocolate in his store.
It was as though "two bites" had become a tacit agreement between everyone. No one was allowed to eat any more than that.
Ren Xiaosu took the chocolate and removed the wrapper from it. Then he opened his mouth as wide as possible and stuffed all of the chocolate into his mouth in one shot.
Luo Xinyu was dumbfounded. Even Yang Xiaojin was giving Ren Xiaosu a blank stare.
After Ren Xiaosu finished slowly chewing on the chocolate, he thought for a moment, then said to Luo Xinyu, "You still owe me another bite."
Luo Xinyu was surprised. Yang Xiaojin was speechless.
The chocolate was delicious. Ren Xiaosu thought, Even the food in the stronghold is different from what we have in town.
The crackers were so sweet and tasty, and the chocolate had a exotic taste with a bitterness before the sweetness set in.
Ren Xiaosu felt that he had to find a way to trade for more of such food with Luo Xinyu and the others during the journey. When he returned to town, he could let Yan Liuyuan and Xiaoyu eat whatever he brought back with him.
Luo Xinyu had wanted to get a little closer to Ren Xiaosu as she felt that he had a unique survival skill. If anything were to happen along the way, he could take care of her. People like Luo Xinyu were always smooth operators, tactful in their dealings. How else could they coax the genuine "big shots" in the stronghold into flocking to them?
But Luo Xinyu did not expect Ren Xiaosu to be so difficult to get along with. Rather, she always felt that there might really be something wrong with Ren Xiaosus head.
Luo Xinyu took two small bites of the fish and returned back to her campfire. She took another piece of chocolate from the vehicle and gave it to Ren Xiaosu. He did not eat it, instead stuffing it into his pocket.
At this time, Ren Xiaosu turned to look at Yang Xiaojin. He saw her opening her mouth as wide as possible and chomp down on the fish, biting off almost a quarter of the remaining portion in one bite! Ren Xiaosu was shocked. As a girl, cant you be a little more reserved? Even Li Youqian, the strapping girl from town, does not eat with such manners, alright!
Ren Xiaosu had had half a fish left after exchanging half of it for water. Now that Yang Xiaojin had taken two bites from it, there was only a quarter of it left. But for some reason, Ren Xiaosu felt that Yang Xiaojin wasnt putting on airs. Everything that she did was straightforward. It was so much better than how the celebrity, Luo Xinyu, acted.
However, when Ren Xiaosu saw Yang Xiaojin turning to look at him, he quickly licked the fish in his hands. "Want some more?"
Yang Xiaojin walked away with an expressionless face. "Dont carry the chocolate around on your person. Itll melt."
That night, everyone set up their tents and encamped. These people had brought along brightly colored tents in the vehicles trunks. It was just enough for two people to share a tent. Only Yang Xiaojin and Luo Xinyu had personal tents.
Meanwhile, Ren Xiaosu was focusing on dumping all of the fish bones and scraps at least a 100 meters away before returning to set up his own temporary bed.
The others sat in their tents as they curiously watched Ren Xiaosu, who was fussing around the campsite. They thought, So these are wilderness survival techniques? It does look like he is extremely skilled at them.
They saw Ren Xiaosu shift the original campfire and build another one with a lot of pine twigs and logs of hardwoods that tended to burn longer. Ren Xiaosu had already extinguished and cleaned up the original campfire, and hed covered the hot ground with plenty of pine needles.
These pine needles were readily available in the woods and could be found in the thick foliage all around.
"That kid even made himself a bed!" Liu Bu said as he watched Ren Xiaosu lying comfortably on the pine needles. As it was late fall, it must have been warm and comfortable on the extinguished campfire. Moreover, another campfire was burning beside him.
It looked really cozy.
In contrast, the soldiers tents were set up tightly around the campfire, so the band members were forced to endure the cold with their tents situated further away from the campfire. Fortunately, though, they had blankets to cover themselves with. Otherwise, they didnt know how they would have gotten through the night.
Meanwhile, Yang Xiaojin had set up her tent beside Ren Xiaosus campfire. She wasnt courteous to him at all.
Ren Xiaosu opened his eyes and looked over at Yang Xiaojins tent. He saw that the flap of her tent was not closed. In this way, it would be convenient for her to observe any movements in the surroundings, and the gun in her hand was still pointed in Ren Xiaosus direction.. No, it wasnt only that. There was another gun in her other hand as well, and it was pointed in the direction of the soldiers tents!
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