Urban Banished Immortal - Chapter 26
Let's Drink with Bowls!
“Brother Huai, let’s go eat first. Teacher Lin is very flexible. She has been through a lot today, let her rest for a while,” Murong Weiwei said. She got awkward after the argument between the two. “Teacher Lin, come with us and eat together. We’ll help you to tidy things up after lunch. Since today is a weekend, we don’t have much to do anyway.”
“Okay then, Weiwei is so thoughtful. Let me tell you, if you dare to bully Weiwei, I won’t let you slip by,” Lin Shuang said before pulling Weiwei to the canteen.
You won’t let me slip by? I’ll just bully you together. I want to see who’s able to stop me, Guo Huai thought, smiling.
Upon entering the restaurant, Guo Huai heard Tang Xi calling him, “Brother Huai, over here!” Since the auction had just ended, lots of students got very hungry, causing the canteen to be packed. However, the entry of Guo Huai grabbed everyone’s attention. 150 million was an incredibly high price for most people, but Guo Huai surprisingly donated something like this for charity.
“This is Teacher Lin, our class lecturer. I bet you all know her. Ye, excluding Sixth Grandpa’s restaurant, what other special restaurants are there?” Guo Huai asked Su Ye.
“Why are you asking me?” Su Ye asked.
“I’ve recently read a book. It states that gluttons always have a good sense of direction, because they always remember where the good foods are at. I don’t know about your sense of direction, but I know you’re definitely a glutton. That’s because yours are big,” Guo Huai said and snickered, looking at Su Ye’s bosom.
“Gangster! I didn’t know you’d say something like this in front of Xi. Xi, Youyou, you must make him behave properly! Teacher Lin Shuang, please manage this naughty boy!” Su Ye said.
“Ye, I think you’re most aware of which restaurants offer the best foods. Let’s bring us there,” Tang Xi said, smiling.
“Xi, you’ve changed… After only a few days, you’re no longer the naive Tang Xi…” Su Ye muttered. “Youyou, aren’t you stepping in this time?”
“How am I supposed to do that? It seems like yours are really bigger,” You Youyou said, smirking.
Lin Shuang got speechless from these people. Is this really Wucheng Subhigh? They’re even the most outstanding female students in this school. This naughty boy really changed them… Lin Shuang thought.
“Arhhhhh! You’re all crazy!” Su Ye shouted loudly. “Then let’s go to Crazy Restaurant, they serve really good dishes. It’s usually not crowded.”
“Let’s go!” Guo Huai shouted loudly, making the five beauties blush. Under the gaze of hundreds of students, they walked to a rather remote area of the canteen.
“Crazy Restaurant… Teacher Lin, Weiwei, what do you think of the writing of these words?” Guo Huai asked.
“What are you talking about? The writing is inferior to Xi’s. Let’s go inside, the boss here is rather quirky. Don’t say anything inappropriate if you don’t want to get chased out,” Su Ye said softly.
“Brother Huai, these words look messy. However, there seems to be something within the words… I can’t tell,” Murong Weiwei said softly.
“These words are shapeless. The greatest words are not necessarily the most complicated. The person who wrote these has an incredibly profound understanding of Chinese calligraphy. However, there are still rooms for improvements,” Guo Huai whispered to Murong Weiwei.
“Brother Huai, can you really tell? Then tell me where it needs improvements on,” Murong Weiwei said, astonished. Is this guy really the disastrous Fourth Brother of Wucheng Vile Tetrad? she thought.
“We should eat first. I’ll tell you after our meal, heheh,” Guo Huai said. When he was about to walk into the restaurant, an old man with white hair blocked him.
“Zhu, prepare a meal for five people, including five-element soup, shark fin soup and the frozen plate,” the old man shouted.
“Little friend, I have arranged for your meal already. I’ll treat you today. Can we talk for a while now?” the old man asked, squinting at Guo Huai.
“Let her and my first wife come along. I can talk to you by then,” Guo Huai said, pointing at Murong Weiwei. The old man nodded a few times and welcomed the two inside.
“Xi, come here for a while,” Guo Huai said. “Teacher Lin, you may start eating once the dishes get served. We’ll go out for a while.”
“Xi, don’t go! That old man is weird. Naughty Boy is there as well, nothing good is expected to happen,” Su Ye said softly.
“Kid from Su family, since you dare to talk bad behind my back, don’t dine in my restaurant anymore,” the old man said loudly. He had a surprisingly good hearing.
“Weird old man, we came here together. If I’m not allowed to eat here, I’ll bring them away,” Su Ye said fearlessly.
“Ahem, ahem. No wonder Su Bushi is so afraid of you. You’re definitely not a kid people should mess with,” the old man said before bringing the few of them into a spacious room. The room had a really simple interior design. There was an eight-meter long table, with an inkstone and three writing brushes on top. There was also an eight-immortal table in the room, with six stools surprisingly.
[TL note: An eight-immortal table is a square table, normally with four stools around. Pic]
The old man looked at Guo Huai and asked, “May I know who your master is?”
“Grandpa, since both ink and brushes are available, I’ll waste a piece of paper and write a few words. After that, you may guess who my master is,” Guo Huai said. “Weiwei, please get the ink ready.”
The old man quickly took a piece of xuan paper and laid it flat on the table.
[TL note: Xuan paper is a kind of paper originating in ancient China used for writing and painting. Pic]
“Grandpa, you’re expecting too much from me. This xuan paper must cost a lot of money, right? Actually, I think nobody’s selling this anymore even if you have money. Crazy Restaurant, ‘疯人菜馆’. I guess I’ll write these four words then,” Guo Huai said before taking a deep breath. He took the thickest writing brush among the three brushes before brushing the paper. Eventually, four big words appeared on the paper.
“Let’s go, I can finally eat now!” Guo Huai said after putting the brush down.
“What’s so good about his writing? What’s this old man thinking about? Staring at the piece of paper like that,” Su Ye muttered before walking out of the room. The dishes that the old man ordered had already been served on the table.
“Impossible! It’s impossible… he’s only this young. Even if he started writing since birth, he wouldn’t be able to write something like this!” the old man exclaimed. He had been staring at the four words like he got sucked into a maze.
“Brother Huai, heheh,” Su Ye said, looking at Guo Huai with her dumb smile.
“You’re merely a bed warmer. Why are you so demanding? Take out the cups,” Guo Huai said. Without even reading her mind, he knew what she was thinking about.
“There’s only four cups here. Ye, how are we supposed to share?” Guo Huai said, looking at the cup set that Su Ye took out.
“It’s easy! Xi will get one, Youyou will get one, Weiwei will get one, and Teacher Lin will get one!” Su Ye said, smiling. “I’ll get two more cups from outside for the two of us, problem solved!” Su Ye said before rushing to the kitchen.
“Let’s drink with bowls!”