The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 572 - Additional Nourishment
Chapter 572: Additional Nourishment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
” Don’t judge a meat bun by its folds! 1 ” Xu Lizhi chanted a spell and a Recovery Pork Bun was served to Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin gulped down the Recovery Pork Bun swiftly. He continued to extend his hand toward Xu Lizhi. Before they arrived at the restaurant on the third floor, he had already eaten nearly twenty pork bns.
The effects of the Recovery Pork Buns were extraordinary indeed. Tang Wulin’s sickly complexion had noticeably improved, and his face was also not as pale as before.
The restaurant on the ship was very large. This was to accommodate about a thousand guests at any one time. The various facilities were complete, and it was completely different from the buffet reception the day before, where they could not eat to their hearts’ content.
There were cold dishes, porridge, different kinds of eggs, and seafood served on every table.
The others consciously picked a different table from Tang Wulin, because they knew that all the dishes on one table might not even be enough for him.
It was still early, and although the food in the restaurant was already prepared, only a third of the participants were eating.
Tang Wulin found a table in the corner and sat down. He reached out his hands and grabbed six eggs in front of him. He was about to chow down on them when a soft exclamation of surprise reached his ears.
“Wulin? Why are you eating here alone?”
Tang Wulin raised his head to look at the direction of the voice. Was that not Lin Yuhan?
Lin Yuhan glanced at the other Shrek Academy students at the next table, especially at Gu Yue. Then, she returned her gaze toward Tang Wulin. She could not help but show a little puzzlement in her eyes.
“Mmhmm.” Tang Wulin was famished. He had no spare time to explain the situation as he began to binge immediately.
At the next table.
“Sister Yue,” Xu Xiaoyan pointed with her mouth as a signal to Gu Yue.
Naturally, Gu Yue had seen Lin Yuhan. A contemplative smile showed on her face, but she showed no intention of going over to that table.
Ten minutes later…
“Y-you can really eat,” Lin Yuhan stared with her mouth agape at Tang Wulin sitting in front of her, eating like a whirlwind that could scatter wisps of cloud beside him. If she had to describe him with a phrase, describing him as a whirlwind that scattered wisps of clouds was most fitting. His eating posture was not something that was mildly presentable. A table full of dishes had been swept two-thirds clean in no time.
“Mm mmm,” Tang Wulin did not even have time to spare to speak as he continued to gobble down the food. He noticed the weakness he felt would become less pronounced as he put more food inside his stomach. Indeed, he needed to eat to replenish his blood essence! Unfortunately, the nutrition value of the food onboard the ship was limited.
Lin Yuhan gulped. “I’ll go and have my meal then!”
When she saw that Tang Wulin did not have the time to entertain her in addition to the brand new impresion he had just made on her, Lin Yuhan left with swift footsteps.
“Was she scared off?” Xu Xiaoyan finally understood why Gu Yue did not go over to the other table. When Tang Wulin was eating, nothing could take the place in his eyes except for food. It was absolutely meaningless to attempt to communicate with him at a moment like this.
“Eat this,” a deep voice sounded beside Tang Wulin, and a huge tray was shoved in front of him.
On the metal tray, there were strips of dark bluish meat, and there were about twenty strips of them.
Tang Wulin raised his head to look. Was the person whom had appeared beside him not Mu Ye?
After he woke up this morning, his memories had also returned to him. He clearly knew that he was not dreaming about last night’s events. He also understood the reason why Mu Ye had dragged him into the depths of the ocean.
He had never been suspicious of the food which Mu Ye brought him, but today, he asked carefully, “What is this?” The pain of last night was still fresh in his memories. That feeling of being on the brink of death was not enjoyable at all!
Mu Ye replied, “It’s the belly of a deep sea, thousand year tuna. It’s the best kind of fish oil there is. I’ve caught one in my stride yesterday. Count yourself lucky to enjoy these essences. I have more back in the kitchen, you can have these in the meantime.”
The dark blue colored fish flesh was obviously fresh, but they were not processed in any other way. From Tang Wulin’s perspective, the taste should not be anything fancy.
He stabbed a strip of fish with a fork and bit into it. The flesh was surprisingly slightly chewy, he needed to bite down hard to be able to even get a chunk off. However, what surprised Tang Wulin was that not only the lack of a fishy taste, there was even a certain aroma after it was put into his mouth. He chewed on it slightly and as he swallowed, a gush of warmth slid into his belly. That warmth quickly surged toward his limbs and bones. It was a comfort that he could not describe.
‘This is good stuff!’ Tang Wulin’s eyes brightened up immediately. His body was currently very weak so exceptionally nourishing food was exactly what he needed. For a moment, he had no time to think about other matters as he immediately dug in and began eating.
When he finished the tray of raw fish, Mu Ye returned holding another large tray. There was a big fish head on the tray with a diameter of almost half a meter long. It was served with its neck and was roasted to a nice golden finish, causing the layer of oil covering its head to sizzle.
Unlike the raw fish earlier, the aroma immediately spread out to its surroundings when it was served. It spread so far that many who were near his table turned and shifted their gazes toward him.
Tang Wulin helped himself to the food. He grabbed a large fork and began eating wildly.
The flesh of the fish and the fish neck had a special flavor to them. The texture of the flesh was very firm and there was an aromatic, gelatinous layer in the deeper layers of the flesh. At this moment, Tang Wulin’s stomach felt as if it was being burned by a flame within him. His entire body was boiling hot, but it was a type of comfort that was difficult to put into words.
“Chef, what’s he eating? Why don’t we have it?” someone could not help but ask Mu Ye.
Mu Ye said drily, “He caught that fish himself and had us cook it. If you guys have any food ingredients, you can request for this service as well.”
‘He caught the fish himself?’
‘How could he had caught a fish on this ship?’
Mu Ye left and did not wait for them to voice their questions.
Tang Wulin merely used twenty minutes to turn the big fish head into a pile of bones. He was as skilled as a butcher dismembering an ox.
After he finished eating, he felt like his entire body was filled with energy. There was a faint tickling sensation between his bones and muscles.
“I’m going back early. Call me if anything happens,” Tang Wulin notified his companions. Then, he turned around and went back to his own cabin room.
The journey on the sea was far from over. They did not have anything special planned throughout the voyage so most of them just cultivated on their own.
After he returned to the room, Tang Wulin glanced at his noticeably reddened skin and immediately laid down on the bed.
His entire body was steaming with a warm sensation. It was truly too comfortable. Without him noticing, he dozed off into a deep sleep.
He had slept very soundly this time. All the pain he felt seemed to gradually disappear amidst that warm sensation. The blood essence in his body surged and flowed continuously inside his body as it changed and soaked into every corner of his body.
On the surface of his skin, the golden patterns resurfaced. They appeared clearer than before. With his breathing, an obvious wave of blood essence emanated from his body.
He slept until the evening and when Tang Wulin woke up from his slumber, the sun was already setting outside the window.
He crawled out of his bed and rubbed his sleepy eyes. Tang Wulin instinctively stretched his back, quickly making a series of cracking sounds as if his entire body was limbered.
The indescribable comfortable sensation made him moan. The weakness in his limbs was completely gone, and in its place was a different feeling. that he had the energy but had nowhere to let it out. It was as if every single muscle of his body was filled with strength.
He reopened his eyes after he had woken up and quickly opened the door to get out. Then, he knocked on Gu Yue’s door which was just next to his.
“You’re awake?” Gu Yue opened the door. When she saw that he was in high spirits, her eyes could not help but brighten up. Although Tang Wulin’s complexion was ruddy, his body clearly exuded a rich aroma of sunlight. He was full of vigor.
“Mm. Why didn’t you wake me up for lunch?”
“Eating is all you think about. I tried calling you in the afternoon, but you were asleep like a dead pig. You won’t come to the door no matter what I tried. I jumped over from the balcony to check on you but when I saw that you were so soundly asleep, I couldn’t bring myself to wake you up. What did you do last night? Why do you look so exhausted?”
Tang Wulin had a wry smile as he shook his head. It was not really convenient for him to speak about Mu Ye, “Maybe the cultivation here was too hard on me but I’m fine now. Let’s go, we’ll grab some dinner.”
Gu Yue was speechless.
Mu Ye did not make an appearance at dinner. Tang Wulin noticed with shock that his appetite for dinner had diminished a great deal. He stopped after only eating seven or eight times more a normal person’s portion.
‘Could it be that the nutrition content in my body is too rich?’ he thought.
“What’re you guys up to after dinner?” Tang Wulin asked his companions.
Gu Yue replied, “I’m going to practice designing mechas.”
Ye Xinglan said, “I’ll continue crafting battle armors.”
Yue Zhengyu said nonchalantly, “I’ll be loitering around.”
Xu Xiaoyan and Yuanen Yehui expressed their desire to return to their rooms to cultivate. On the other hand, Xie Xie wanted to cultivate in the ship’s special cultivation venue.
Tang Wulin said, “Then I’ll cultivate in my room as well.” He still had some uncertainties about the current condition of his body. Only by meditating and deeply feeling his own changes could he grasp the key to his altered body.
Tang Wulin returned to his room but just as he was about to start meditating, the door to the balcony opened. Mu Ye walked into the room like a phantom without making a peep, and waved his big hands, causing a thin dark golden glow to envelop the entire room.
“You… What’re you doing?” Tang Wulin looked at him in alarm.
Mu Ye replied, “How do you feel?”
Tang Wulin was stunned. “Feel what?”