24 Quite Thick-skinned

Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios

"Alright." Wei Chiyu agreed without hesitation.

As he spoke, he took out a brown money bag from his pocket and stuffed it all into Zhou Xiaoli's hands. "There are about five taels of silver inside. I wonder if it's enough."

The money bag was heavy. Five taels of silver was almost enough to build a house in the village and it could be considered a considerable sum.

Zhou Xiaoli had a puzzled look on her face. She had money in her hands but why did it feel like she had made herself miserable for it?

She hurriedly returned the money bag to him. "Aiya, I was just joking. My family ate some of the prey too. Let's consider it even."

Wei Chiyu did not take it and shook his head. "I'll give it to you. I don't need it."

Zhou Xiaoli was speechless.

Treating money like dirt?

"Young man, you have such high self-realization. God, please let me meet such a simple-minded person more often," she thought.

However, Zhou Xiaoli said, "Why would you not need it? You can use it to build a house. Were you planning to stay here forever? Also, if you get married in the future, are you going to let your wife live in a pigsty with you?"

Wei Chiyu had never thought of starting a family. He was stunned by her words. He muttered, "Start a family?"

At the same time, the rainy night when he slept 'with' Zhou Xiaoli inexplicably appeared in his mind.

Instantly, the tips of his ears turned red.

When he realized what he had thought of, he felt so ashamed and frustrated that he wanted to crawl into a hole in the ground. How could he be such a beast? She had helped him, but he had, he had…

When he looked into Zhou Xiaoli's clear eyes again, he subconsciously averted his gaze and stuffed the money back into her hands in a panic. "I-I can earn more."

"It's getting late. Let's go."

After saying that, he threw the fox into the pushcart, pulled the handles from Zhou Yu's grip and pushed the cart forward…

Zhou Xiaoli blinked and quickly followed him. She was somewhat baffled by Wei Chiyu's sudden panic.

She suddenly remembered that this was not the modern world. The people here were very conservative. Wei Chiyu must have been shy when she said that he would marry!

Looks like he would be easily embarrassed.

Zhou Xiaoli, who felt that she had understood the truth, almost laughed out loud.

Noticing that Zhou Xiaoli was secretly laughing behind him, Wei Chiyu felt even more embarrassed.

Zhou Xiaoli looked at Wei Chiyu, whose ears were extremely red, but he deliberately kept a straight face and pretended to be calm. Zhou Xiaoli felt like teasing him.

However, she immediately remembered that he would feel embarrassed easily. If she scared him away, no one would help her sell the wild boar. For the sake of money, Zhou Xiaoli gave up on teasing him for now.

She quickly walked to Wei Chiyu's side and asked, "Hey, are you really giving me all your money? I'll really accept it. It's not too late for you to regret it now."

Wei Chiyu shook his head. "A man must keep to his word."

Money was Zhou Xiaoli's favorite.

In her previous life, when she was in the lotus pond in front of Immortal Tai Yi's residence, a lot of fairies would throw money at her as they wished for good luck.

She saved them all and buried them under the osmanthus tree at the back of the mountain.

Hence, she didn't feel burdened at all to keep this money. She even said, "Alright, so that you can keep your word as a man, I'll accept it."

Noticing Zhou Xiaoli's delighted expression, the corners of Wei Chiyu's mouth subconsciously curled up. Then, he said, "I can choose what to eat, right?"

Zhou Xiaoli: "Yes, of course."

Wei Chiyu nodded and said bluntly, "Then I want to eat braised carp for lunch."

Zhou Xiaoli: "…No."

Wei Chiyu was stunned. "Why? You just said that I can choose what to eat."

Zhou Xiaoli's small face stiffened. There was no room for negotiation. "I don't know how to cook carp! Other than carp, you can order anything else."

Wei Chiyu pursed his lips and sighed in disappointment. "Alright."

Suddenly, Zhou Xiaoli thought of the cat in her previous life who had schemed to 'eat' her.

After his 'conspiracy' failed, he sat on the ledge and looked at her with this expression.

A fish being stared at by a big cat. Think of the psychological trauma of it!

"Wei Chiyu also had a pair of amber eyes. Could it be…" she thought.

Zhou Xiaoli felt a chill run down her spine and shook her head.

What was she thinking about? She heard that the cat had stolen the Grand Supreme Elder Lord's immortal pill and was sent to the mortal world to suffer the woes of reincarnation.

She would never meet him in this lifetime.

However, the cat had something to do with her being able to cross the Dragon Gate and cultivate a human body.

Back then, after he stole the elixir pill, the immortal child deity with the Grand Supreme Elder Lord chased him to the lotus pond where she was in.

The elixir pill fell out of his mouth and into the lotus pond.

Coincidentally, Zhou Xiaoli saw it. She thought it was fish food, and so she swallowed it.

However, she was not thankful to him at all. That thieving cat must have wanted to eat the elixir pill to turn into a human so he can enter the water to catch her.


Wenshui County was located southwest of Boyu Village. It was about 20 miles away from Boyu Village.

They walked on foot and there was stuff in the cart. As such, their speed was slightly slower. They walked for about an hour and a half before reaching the county.

The furthest place Zhou Xiaoli had been to was the market in Dazhuang Village. Therefore, this was the first time that Zhou Xiaoli visited Wenshui County.

This county was much livelier than the market in Dazhuang Village.

The streets were filled with people and carriages. Shops lined both sides of the road, filled with staff hawking their wares to attract customers.

Zhou Yu seemed a little nervous seeing so many people out of the blue.

Zhou Xiaoli was worried that Zhou Yu would be frightened and run away again, so she pulled Zhou Yu tightly and followed Wei Chiyu.

On the way, Wei Chiyu said that he knew the shopkeeper of a restaurant who collected prey. He was a good person and hence, he always sold his prey to him.

The few of them passed through the crowd and walked straight to the restaurant.

Seeing that it was Wei Chiyu, the waiter immediately ran to call their shopkeeper.

Zhou Xiaoli quietly observed the restaurant. It was located in a relatively prosperous area of the county, and the words 'First-grade Restaurant' hung on the plaque at the entrance.

The restaurant was doing very well and there was an endless stream of customers.

As Zhou Xiaoli observed the bustling crowd, a middle-aged man in his forties walked out of the restaurant with a smile.

As soon as he came out, his gaze fell on the cart behind Wei Chiyu. He smiled and said, "Aiyo, that's a big cart. You've hunted a lot of good things this time!"

Wei Chiyu shook his head and denied, "It's not mine, it's my friend's. Wild boar, do you want it?"

"Yes, yes." Shopkeeper Wang's eyes lit up when he heard that it was a wild boar. "Of course I'll accept it. This is good stuff!"

He could not help but look at Zhou Yu. "Brother, you're amazing. Wild boars are not easy to hunt!"

Obviously, he had mistaken Zhou Yu as Wei Chiyu's friend.

Zhou Yu immediately grabbed Zhou Xiaoli's clothes nervously.

Zhou Xiaoli patted his hand and said with a smile, "Heh, I was just lucky."

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