Mutated Tao – Chapter 35: Confused

Chapter 35: Confused

Father! Father! Look! Theres braised meat! Lu Xiucai had a meatball in his mouth but was already staring at the next plate that was coming to their table.

Just as the sizzling braised meat had just been served, six pairs of chopsticks stabbed into the plates. By the time the chopsticks left the plate, even the preserved vegetable under the pork had disappeared.

Look at all of you! You are all eating as if you were starving ghosts! Eat slower, or people might think that we are a family with no manners, said Lu Zhuangyuan.

Dad, stop preaching. We rarely get a chance to eat such good food. And look at the meat on your chopsticks! You ate just as much as us! The youngest son taunted his father, getting a solid whack on the head in the process.

Seeing his brother getting hit, Lu Juren quickly tried to calm the situation down. Dad, its alright. Let them eat as much as they want. We went through a lot yesterday just so that we could have this one meal.

The moment he said this, everyone who had performed yesterday revealed a solemn look on their faces.

Last night was way too frightening; it had been so frightening that they had nearly peed their pants out of fear. Luckily, they had such a strong Taoist handling the situation below the stage for them.

All of them turned to stare at Li Huowang, who was sitting outside all by himself.

Their gazes toward him were filled with admiration; if it wasnt for him, they all might have died. The Taoist was quite young; so young, in fact, that he didnt even have a mustache. And yet, he was so strong.

At that moment, another item was served, once again drawing their attention to the food.

Chicken! Its roasted chicken! Their chopsticks once again started attacking the food on their plates.

Seeing how their chopsticks were almost about to shred the chicken, a smoke pipe blocked them and guarded the chicken. Stop! Dont touch this chicken! I want to invite the young Taoist to come and eat with us.

But dad Taoists dont eat meat. Are you going to ask him to break the rules?Ra latst chpters on n/v//l(b)i(.)cm

You stupid **! Monks are the ones who cant eat meat! If I come back and see that the chicken has been touched by any of you, then be prepared to be whacked by me! Lu Zhuangyuan stared at his youngest son before wiping his oily mouth with his hands. He then wiped his hands on the table before approaching Li Huowang.

Young Taoist, hehe. Young Taoist? His face was filled with wrinkles as he called out toward Li Huowang.

Young Taoist, you worked quite hard last night. How about you join us to eat? The Hu family has prepared a lot of juicy and nutritious food for us.

Li Huowang was deep in his thoughts and turned to look at him before gingerly asking, Old man, you saw how the memorial tablets moved on their own, right? I was not hallucinating all that, right?

Aiyo, young Taoist, I dont know about any of that. I didnt even dare to take a single glance toward you last night; I just closed my eyes throughout the performance.

Li Huowang sighed, recalling that singular sentence he had heard at the end. Even though it was faint, he could easily recognize the voice. It was the voice of his Master, Dan Yangzi. Only he would call him a dear disciple.

He should be nervous about having heard his Masters voice; however, he was not nervous, just confused. As he was now, he wasnt even able to trust himself.

I know that I suffer from hallucinations. It would be reasonable to hear minor things like that, given that I havent eaten a Black Taisui in quite a while. But then how should I explain the memorial tablets suddenly moving on their own? Or the God of Happiness that appeared and disappeared so suddenly?

Li Huowang thought back to how Dan Yangzis body had contorted into that ugly creature.

Dont tell me that he really became an Immortal? No, that cant be it The so-called method to become an Immortal was just some random garbage I came up with. How could it have been the correct method? Unless he turned into something else? But then, what did he end up becoming? Why is he still following me?

Li Huowang was growing visibly irritated.

Young Taoist? What were you thinking about? We are close enough now, arent we? You can tell me if you have something that is bothering you.

Lu Zhuangyuans voice pulled him back from his thoughts. He had made a decision.

Regardless of whether its real or fake, theres nothing I can do about it right now. I need to go to Western Capital City and visit the Monastery first. If its real, then maybe they will know what to do. I know far too little about the world.

Its nothing, old man. Lets eat. I was just thinking about some random things.

Hearing that, Lu Zhuangyuan happily nodded. Then, both of them entered the room and went toward the dining table.

However, when they reached the table, Lu Zhuangyuans face stiffened. Everything on the table, except for the chicken, had been eaten cleanly. The plates had even been licked!

Aaaah~ That was such a nice meal! I guess this would be how an emperor feasts. Lu Xiucai stretched his body as he unbuckled his belt, his mouth smeared with oil.

Lu Zhuangyuan could only chuckle, feeling embarrassed; after all, it wouldnt really be nice to scold his son when there were outsiders around. He could only take the roasted chicken and place it before Li Huowang. Young Taoist, the chicken is quite juicy. Forgive me for not being able to serve the rest of the dishes for you.

Li Huowang smiled and started eating a piece of the chicken. Its alright. The chicken is plenty delicious.

Li Huowang had just eaten a few bites when a crowd of people entered the room from the corridor. The man leading the group was Hu Qinghe, the old man who requested Lu Zhuangyuans services.

Not bad. It seems that my ancestors are quite satisfied with your performance. Even the candles on the tables were eaten. This is a joyous sign!

Listening to the praises, Lu Zhuangyuan chuckled humbly. It was nothing much. It was something we could do.

Troupe leader Lu, if you are passing by again, please come to our house for a cup of tea. Hu Qinghe said politely.

After he said that, he waved for a man beside him to show a tray covered in red cloth. He took off the red cloth and revealed ten pieces of silver.

Here is the payment, just as we had agreed. Please receive it.

Aiyo! Thank you for your generosity. As long as we are alive, just send a word for us, and we will come as soon as we can!

After old man Hu left them, the Lu family surrounded the tray, their eyes filled with greed as they stared at the pieces of silver.

Just as Lu Xiucai was about to touch the largest sum of money he had ever seen in his life, a smoke pipe whacked his hand.

Then, Lu Zhuangyuan took four of the pieces of silver and placed them into his clothes. As for the remaining six pieces, his eyes were filled with reluctance.

Still, he smiled and placed the tray containing the rest of the pieces of silver near Li Huowang, who was eating the chicken.

Hoho, come, Young Taoist. We had agreed on splitting the reward 60-40. This is your portion of the payment.

Chacha and Chars Thoughts

Man I forgot how meat is a rarity in the past

Chapter end

Chapter 1: The Master
Chapter 2: Li Huowang
Chapter 3: Jade Pendant
Chapter 4: Black Cauldron
Chapter 5: Pills
Chapter 6: Worth
Chapter 7: Zephyr Temple
Chapter 8: Rewriting the Script
Chapter 9: Black Taisui
Chapter 10: Steamed Buns
Chapter 11: Xuan Yuan
Chapter 12: Pill Recipe
Chapter 13: Refining Pills
Chapter 14: Ally
Chapter 15: Zheng Kun
Chapter 16: Head
Chapter 17: Found It!
Chapter 18: The Method To Become An Immortal?
Chapter 19: Superstitious
Chapter 20: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 21: Attaining Immortality
Chapter 22: Exit
Chapter 23: Home
Chapter 24: Plunder
Chapter 25: Path in the Forests
Chapter 26: Frightening
Chapter 27: Evil
Chapter 28: Lu Family
Chapter 29: Stage
Chapter 30: Performance
Chapter 31: A Wandering God
Chapter 32: Hu’s Family Ancestral Hall
Chapter 33: Continue The Performance!
Chapter 34: The God of Happiness
Chapter 35: Confused
Chapter 36: Donkey Cart
Chapter 37: The Nine Classes
Chapter 38: Jianye Town
Chapter 39: Wild
Chapter 40: Midnight
Chapter 41: Monk
Chapter 42: Monastery
Chapter 43: Buddha
Chapter 44: Righteous Monastery
Chapter 45: Buddha Statue
Chapter 46: Xin Hui
Chapter 47: Placing the Incense Sticks
Chapter 48: Escape
Chapter 49: Strayed One
Chapter 50: Buddha
Chapter 51: Negotiation
Chapter 52: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 53: Ponder
Chapter 54: Wandering God
Chapter 55: Healed
Chapter 56: Beyond the Border
Chapter 57: Shaman
Chapter 58: Li Zhi
Chapter 59: Chosen Apprentice
Chapter 60: Shaman
Chapter 61: Second Deity
Chapter 62: Night Visit
Chapter 63: Red Veil
Chapter 64: Drum
Chapter 65: Let’s See How You Beat The Drum Now!
Chapter 66: A Virtuous Person
Chapter 67: Parcel
Chapter 68: Festival
Chapter 69: Meal
Chapter 70: Lake
Chapter 71: Water Bandits
Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village
Chapter 73: Murder
Chapter 74: Death
Chapter 75: Warehouse
Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips
Chapter 77: Ba-Hui
Chapter 78: The Aftermath
Chapter 79: Market
Chapter 80: Nun
Chapter 81: The Benevolent Nunnery
Chapter 82: Abbess Jingxin
Chapter 83: Strayed One
Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion
Chapter 85: Descent
Chapter 86: Departure
Chapter 87: Forest
Chapter 88: Rules
Chapter 89: Wu Family
Chapter 90: Girl
Chapter 91: Li Huowang
Chapter 94: Bewilderment
Chapter 92: The Eighteenth Lunar
Chapter 93: Red
Chapter 96: Ba-Hui’s Descent
Chapter 98: Backtrack
Chapter 95: Pain
Chapter 97: Doctor Li
Chapter 99: Night Visit
Chapter 100: Yang Xiaohai
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