Chapter 1: Fulai Inn
The official road a few miles away was dusty; a dozen horses galloped past; and the dart flags were flying in the wind, with the words ‘Far Prestige Escort’ faintly visible on them!
This ‘Far Prestige Escort’ is very famous because Bai Luanxiong, who founded the escort at the beginning with a pair of iron palms, is so powerful that no one can beat him!
It was only then that he gained such a great reputation, which he still enjoys today, although decades have passed.
In Tianqing County, whether it is a hero in the forest or black and white, it will have a bit of a thin face.
This time they obviously came back from running escort job outside, and each of them has endured the hardships of a long journey, starting with a woman and a man.
The woman’s appearance is beautiful and alluring; her expression is cold; a long sword is pinned to her waist; and she is wrapped in white clothes, which can hardly conceal her beautiful figure.
The man was a few years younger than the woman, and he looked about fifteen or sixteen years old. He looked tired astride the horse. If it wasn’t for the county town being so close, he might have dismounted to rest.
In the past, when I returned from an escort job, I always had a smile on my face.
However, everyone at Far Prestige Escort this time looked sad.
Even the woman’s black brows were slightly wrinkled, not as calm as before. It was hard to think of anything that would make the eldest young lady of Far Prestige Escort look so sad.
Tianqing County is close at hand, and Bai Zhanfei, who has endured many days of wind and frost, can’t help but speak happily.
“Hurry up! Hurry up! I want to eat roast chicken. Finally, I don’t need to eat dry food.”
Mentioning those things, Bai Zhanfei wished he could fly into the county town.
Bai Mengxi looked at him jumping up and down and sighed in his heart; this younger brother of his family is playful and active, and this time he wanted to take him to sharpen it, but it has been less than half a month, and he has been complaining to the sky.
Thinking of the recent situation of Far Prestige Escort, Bai Mengxi shook his head and said, “Escort Wang, the county town is approaching now; let’s speed up.”
After all, she still can’t help feeling sorry for her younger brother.
The tall and tough man nodded and said beside him, “Alright, eldest young lady, speed up everyone!”
With an order, more than a dozen fine horses sped up.
In about 5 minutes, a dozen people dismounted and entered the city. The soldiers guarding the city obviously knew someone from Far Prestige Escort, so they let them pass.
After entering the city, Bai Zhanfei was even more impatient.
Bai Mengxi waved his hand: “Escort Wang, take people back first, Zhanfei, and I will go back later.”
The man called Escort Wang nodded, didn’t say anything, and went straight to Far Prestige Escort with the people.
Bai Zhanfei misses his roast chicken. The past few days of eating and sleeping in the open air have made him feel tormented. After returning home, he went straight to the city. There is the best restaurant in the city, especially the roast chicken in Hundred Incense Tower!
Bai Zhanfei is familiar with the road; he saw the Hundred Incense Tower in front of him but suddenly smelt a strange fragrance.
“Huh? What kind of smell is this? Why is it so fragrant?”
Bai Zhanfei was surprised.
He is familiar with the delicacies of restaurants in the city, but he has never smelled such a fragrance.
Turning his head, he saw that it was coming from an inn.
Bai Zhanfei read it out with a strange expression on his face.
Fulai Inn is also a time-tested brand in Tianqing County, but since the death of the shopkeeper last year, the inn’s business has dropped by a thousand zhang in one go and has never improved, but there were lots of people over there today.
Bai Mengxi was also very surprised. Seeing that the inn was full of people and bustling with activity, the excitement was probably more lively than that of Hundred Incense Tower.
“Sister, let’s go in and see what’s going on with this Fulai Inn.”
Bai Zhanfei became interested, although he missed the roast chicken of Hundred Incense Tower. The fragrance was like that of a glutton, and his stomach was rumbling with hunger.
In addition, the lively scene here made him very curious, and he couldn’t help but want to take a look.
Bai Mengxi didn’t take it seriously; she just accompanied the younger brother to satisfy his hunger, and it was the same wherever he went.
The two walked into the inn and were shocked by the scene inside again.
The inn is not big, but there are many people sitting upstairs and downstairs, and some people even stand there.
The strange thing is that Inn didn’t chase them away but instead let them stand there without making any noise.
The two of them didn’t intend to be downstairs, so they went directly to the second floor and found a table to sit down.
A young boy about eleven or twelve years old is wearing waiter’s clothes, probably because the shoulders are too small. The clothes are very wide on the body, which looks nondescript. It actually looked quite funny on the kid.
“What do you two want to eat?”
The little boy’s voice is clear and sweet, and his fair face is very flattering.
“What was the scent just now? Give me one of that.”
Bai Zhanfei smelled that smell and felt more and more hungry, hurriedly said.
“That’s a new dish made by our inn, called Kung Pao Chicken; it’s delicious.” The boy replied with a slight smile.
“Kung Pao Chicken? It’s an interesting name. If there are any other novelties, please bring them up to this young master!” Bai Zhanfei laughed and said.
“Yes, yes, our inn also has hot kidney, three-flavored saliva chicken, and pouch tofu.”
The young man said a series of dish names, which made Bai Zhanfei’s mouth water.
Although he had never heard of these things, somehow, Bai Zhanfei felt that they must be delicious.
Bai Zhanfei couldn’t wait to say, “Give me one of them all.”
The servant squinted his eyes and nodded again and again, knowing that he had met a big client, so he wrote it down and rushed to notify the back kitchen.
“Aiya, I forgot to ask why there are so many people here.”
As soon as the boy left, Bai Zhanfei seemed to think of something and slap his head with regret, but obviously he couldn’t call back at this time.
Suddenly, at this moment, there was a commotion below.
Before the two of them figured out what was going on, they saw a young man slowly coming up from below. He was dressed in a black robe and had a handsome face, especially his eyes, which were bright and deep, and they were full of spirit.
As soon as this person appeared, there was a commotion all around.
“Young Master Lu, you are here; we have been waiting for a long time.”
“Yeah, yeah, I’ve been waiting for more than half an hour, and I’m looking forward to meeting you.”
The Bai siblings who saw this scene were both very surprised, and they didn’t understand why.
Lu Si smiled slightly, stomped his feet, gave a salute with his fists, and said: “Everyone has been waiting for a long time today, but I have already said that I will give a lecture at noon, so why did you come so early?”
“Little Brother Lu, stop talking, start talking!”
Someone said impatiently.
Lu Si seemed to be used to it and said with a smile, “Since everyone is waiting, I will start.”
He walked to the middle; there was a table over there, and there was a piece of hall wood on it, which was obviously prepared long ago.
“It turned out to be a storyteller.”
Bai Zhanfei became interested. Just now he wondered what that thing was for, but now he understands it.
So many people are waiting for this person to tell a story. He has never seen this scene before, but he wants to hear what kind of story it is and what has attracted so many people to come.
There was a loud thunder, and Lu Si over there spoke loudly.