Gourmet of Another World - Chapter 1456
Chapter 1456: You Value Reputation More Than He Does
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
‘She’s removing her mask?’
The woman’s movement wasn’t drastic, but it attracted the attention of all. Everyone in the Divine Chef Temple knew her identity, and they had great respect for her. As the deputy of the Divine Chef Temple, she deserved to be taken seriously by everyone.
Bu Fang opened his eyes. His divine sense had calmed down. After absorbing those fragments, the divine power—the Wok Tossing Style of Affliction—had been deeply engraved in his mind. He comprehended it naturally. This was his second divine power. Of course, as a divine power that wasn’t comprehended by himself, it might not be as formidable as he’d imagined, but it was still stronger than the average divine ability.
He glanced over his shoulder at the woman behind the railing. She was slowly removing her mask. She had just revealed her fair chin, but that already attracted everyone’s eyes like the brightest star in the night sky.
One of the most interesting things about a woman was her appearance, more so when the woman was wearing a mask all day long. So everyone was very curious about the face under that mask. Normally, a woman with such a good figure would not look bad. She might even be a peerless beauty.
Therefore, her action turned everyone’s admiration for Bu Fang’s record-breaking achievement into curiosity about her appearance.
Above her fair chin was a pair of moist red lips, perfectly curved and looking very seductive. They immediately drew everyone’s eyes. The Divine Chefs breathed faster. Bu Fang also watched curiously. It was pure male instinct. Bu Fang was a man, too.
The mask was finally removed. However, everyone was struck dumb because… there was no face under the mask. Or rather, no one could see her face clearly.
Like teleportation, the woman vanished and appeared in front of Bu Fang. The hem of her dress didn’t even move. “Congratulations on breaking the second seal…” she said. Her voice was no longer cold, and she was chuckling gently, which scratched at the hearts of those who heard it like a little hand.
That stunned Bu Fang. ‘Why did this woman’s attitude change so fast? A moment ago, she said she was going to kill me, and now, she was smiling at me. Are women really so fickle?’ The corner of his mouth twitched.
Nodding, he rose to his feet. He was a little tired. Although his divine sense had recovered, physical and mental fatigue made him want to fall asleep on the bed with his head covered. Since he became a God, sleep was no longer necessary, so it was an incredible feeling.
The woman could tell that Bu Fang was tired. She flipped her hand and produced a cake, which seemed to be made of jade and was emitting a rich, delicious aroma. “Eat this, and you’ll feel refreshed. It’s a classic delicacy of the Divine Chef Temple, and it can restore your divine sense and refresh the mind in a short time after eating,” she said.
Bu Fang glanced at the cake and curled his lips as if he were a little disdainful. He waved his hand and said, “I don’t need that.” His refusal clearly stunned the woman. Then, he flipped his hand as well.
A steaming, flat round pancake appeared in his grip. He took a deep breath and gave it a bite. A crackling sound rang out as he rolled up an oyster with his tongue, pulled it into his mouth, and swallowed. The air was filled with a delicious aroma as Bu Fang ate the pancake happily.
The woman’s face froze. She glanced at the cake in her hand, then at the steaming and aromatic oyster pancake in Bu Fang’s hand. Quietly, she put away the cake.
“I said that I won’t kill you if you can break the second seal. In fact, I’ll even give you a reward.”
“A reward?” Bu Fang was still eating the oyster pancake, with oil trickling down from the corners of his mouth. He gave her a puzzled look, and as he spoke, the aroma of the pancake went blowing into her face.
The woman’s red lips twitched in an instant. ‘This smell is really… tempting,’ she thought. “You won’t be disappointed with this reward…” She gave Bu Fang a deep look and smiled meaningfully.
That smile, however, made Bu Fang’s hair stand on end. He felt that the woman was up to something.
“The inheritance has a third seal, but you can’t break it now unless you have broken through to the realms of the Earth Divine Chefs or the Heaven Divine Chefs. But you have broken two seals, and that’s more than enough. Come with me.”
She grabbed Bu Fang by the shoulder, and with a humming sound, they both vanished from where they stood.
The oyster pancake nearly fell out of Bu Fang’s hand. “The Law of Space is really… convenient,” he sighed. The world around him flashed, and the next moment, he found himself in a huge circular council hall, with formidable experts sitting around a table.
When they sensed the woman’s aura, these experts opened their eyes. Bu Fang immediately felt glances shooting at him from all directions, pricking him like needles. He frowned and sucked in a cold breath.
The cultivation bases of these old men were incredibly strong. None of them was a God King, but the weakest among them was a high-grade God, who proved to be much stronger than Mo Feng, the high-grade God of the Mo Family he had slain with a slash. Moreover, the auras of the other old men were as vigorous as the sun. Without a doubt, they were the trump cards of the Divine Chef Temple.
“This is the council hall for the elders of the Divine Chef Temple, and the men you see are all the Temple’s higher echelons. Every one of them is a Peaked Earth Divine Chef,” the woman introduced.
“Peaked Earth Divine Chefs? No Heaven Divine Chef?” Bu Fang asked, then took another bite from the oyster pancake. Its juice trickled down his fingers.
The woman glanced at him and moved her red lips. “There are few Heaven Divine Chefs. We’ve had two in the past, but now, only the personal imperial chef of the Divine Emperor, who is in charge of the imperial kitchen in the palace, is a Heaven Divine Chef…” She paused, thought for a while, then added, “Hey, do you still have that pancake? Give me one.”
That surprised Bu Fang. “Oh, you want to try it? You should’ve told me earlier. How am I going to know if you don’t tell me…” he said.
The woman looked at him.
“I can give you one, but if you want to eat it again, you have to come to my restaurant, which will open tomorrow,” Bu Fang said with a straight face. Then, he flipped his hand, took out another steaming oyster pancake, and gave it to her.
The woman grabbed it and took a bite impatiently. Her eyes gleamed in an instant, and she gave Bu Fang a meaningful glance. “It’s good,” she said.
The experts in the council hall were all old men with white hair.
“Elders, this young man holds Mu Hongzi’s jade pendant and has broken the first two seals of the ancient inheritance. He has gained enough qualifications. Therefore, I suggest that he should succeed Mu Hongzi as the Lord of the Divine Chef Temple,” said the woman after taking another bite from the pancake, her red lips glistening.
“What?!” Bu Fang nearly choked on his oyster pancake, and his eyes went wide in shock. ‘What the hell is this woman doing? Don’t play by the rules? Earlier, she said she’s going to kill me. Now she wants me to become the Lord of the Divine Chef Temple? Hold on… This isn’t the gift Mu Hongzi said he was going to give me, is it? Is that fellow trying to set me up again? No way!’
At the thought of that, Bu Fang hurriedly waved his hand. He could not take up the position. To his surprise, none of the elders present voiced his objection, and everyone was nodding. ‘Shouldn’t they be opposing strongly when a stranger is about to take over the position of their lord? What’s the use of these elders when they keep quiet in such an important matter?!’
Bu Fang couldn’t help complaining in his mind. He had a feeling that he was being set up by Mu Hongzi again. The Divine Chef Temple was a monster, but he felt that such an arrangement was a little bit strange.
The woman raised a hand and rested it on Bu Fang’s shoulder. “Don’t look down on yourself. You will definitely do better than Mu Hongzi. Although you are not as handsome as him and your cultivation base is nowhere near as good as his, you value reputation more than he does!”
Bu Fang was speechless. ‘Is she praising me or…’ he thought.
“No… I can’t accept it. I just want to open a restaurant. I don’t want to be the Lord of the Divine Chef Temple.” He shook his head and refused.
The elders in the council hall all unleashed their terrible auras, and their eyes shone like torches as they fixed their gaze on Bu Fang. Each of them looked as dreadful as an ancient fiend with mighty power. They stared at him fiercely as if they would kill him immediately should he reject again.
The woman, with her red dress waving, stood beside him with the power of the Law of Space surging in her palm.
Bu Fang’s expression remained unchanged, however. “The Lord of the Divine Chef Temple bears great responsibility, and it is incumbent upon me to shoulder the duty…” he said in a serious voice.
After he said that, the elders finally smiled, and each began to compliment him for his youth and extraordinary talent. The woman was giggling as well, her voice scratching at one’s ear like a soft whisper.
Bu Fang kept a straight face, but his heart was filled with grief and indignation. ‘What they did is like forcing a young girl of a good family to prostitute herself!’
“There are actually a lot of advantages for being the Lord of the Divine Chef Temple. Aren’t you going to open a restaurant? We won’t stop you… In fact, we won’t restrict your freedom. The Divine Chef Temple is a free place, and we will also provide you with cultivating resources and any food ingredients…” the woman said.
“The only price you have to pay is to work hard to break the seals of the ancient Heavengod’s inheritance, obtain the divine powers in it, become a Heaven Divine Chef, and bring the Divine Chef Temple to a greater height in the future.”
Bu Fang furrowed his brows and glanced at the people in the hall. He found that they were serious about that. However, he thought there must be some secrets he didn’t know. He didn’t say anything, though, since he just wanted to open a restaurant in peace.
Suddenly, a token appeared in the woman’s hand. It was made of a kind of strange metal, which was extremely hot but also filled with a chill.
“This is the token of the Lord Temple. With it, you can exercise the rights of the Lord Temple at any time. It is made of Yin-and-Yang Divine Stone, an extremely rare material found in the Chaotic Universe and very beneficial to one’s cultivation base. It’s also a symbol of your identity.”
Bu Fang looked at her strangely. He thought there must be a big trap waiting for him behind such a huge pie. He was no fool. However, he could not tell anything at this moment. He took the token, and a strange force immediately rushed into him. He shuddered and felt that his mental force seemed to improve significantly.
‘This token is amazing…’
“Alright, the handover of the Lord Temple is over… We can go back now,” the woman said. She nodded to the elders, then grabbed Bu Fang and vanished. When they reappeared, they were already standing on the side of a street.
The Divine Chefs walking along the street all glanced curiously at them.
“As the Lord of the Divine Chef Temple, you have the right to know my name. I’m Summer, the deputy of the Divine Chef Temple and also the younger sister of the Divine Emperor. I will stay in the temple for a month. After that, I’ll leave. If you have questions, you can contact me through the Lord Temple’s token…” Summer said gently. After saying that, she vanished. As a God King who comprehended the Law of Space, her movements were untraceable.
Bu Fang stood at where he was and was lost in thought. He was somewhat dazed by what had happened. ‘Is this all Mu Hongzi’s arrangement? What on earth does he want? Is he really just trying to help me out?’
At this moment, a group of people slowly approached from the distance, led by the proud Master Cheng. He was followed by several Earth Divine Chefs. Their appearance attracted cries of alarm from the surrounding Divine Chefs.
Master Cheng’s eyes lit up when he saw Bu Fang, and so did the other Earth Divine Chefs. They finally found him. The imperial concubine had promised that the one who succeeded in killing him would be promoted as the chief chef of the imperial kitchen and obtain the resources from the divine dynasty…
In just a flash, these Divine Chefs’ eyes burst into monstrous killing intent.
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