Meng Qi’s eyes widened suddenly: “Pho-pho-phoenix fruit?!”
“Yes.” Yun Qingyan had just thrown another one into his mouth when he replied casually.
“Phoenix fruit?!” Meng Qi repeated, almost jumping up in fright, “I ate… phoenix fruits?!”
“Yes.” Yun Qingyan said, “It tastes good.” He picked up one and threw it at Meng Qi: “Here you are.”
Meng Qi quickly reached out and carefully caught the red fruit. Without even bothering to put on her shoes, she jumped down from the white jade platform and began to run at the fastest speed to put the phoenix fruit back into the wooden bowl. She then turned her head and looked out of the window, towards the lush phoenix fruit tree. The red fruits on the tree had all disappeared. Apparently, they had been picked bald.
“Don’t you like it?” Yun Qingyan looked at Meng Qi in confusion, as if puzzled by her behavior.
“…” Meng Qi stared at the bowl full of phoenix fruits, including the one Yun Qingyan had just very casually tossed at her. Phoenix fruits must be held in a special container, or they will lose their medicinal properties in no time. Meng Qi was now being torn apart. She should have seen it earlier — how could there be such a powerful spirit fruit with the ability to fill a spiritual sea in an instant? It turned out to be phoenix fruits! This fruit was potent enough to literally bring someone on the dying breath back to life, so replenishing spiritual seas was obviously nothing in comparison.
However! It was beyond wasteful to eat them as snacks!
The supposed-to-be-extinct phoenix fruits obviously would fetch a sky-high price if they were to be sold in Three Thousand World, and not even Meng Qi was rich enough to buy them as snacks. More importantly, a single phoenix fruit refined into a pill could save many people, so eating them as is was more than just being extravagant.
Meng Qi pursed her lips, but didn’t blame Yun Qingyan. The whole tree belonged to him after all! Yun Qingyan said she could pick the fruits at will, but he didn’t say they were hers. It was up to him no matter how he wanted to use the fruits, even eating them as snacks.
Meng Qi also knew that Yun Qingyan was helping her when he fed her the fruits. She was… just a little distressed. She actually ate more than twelve phoenix fruits just now! Woohoo… that’s more than twelve nirvana pills, so hurtful!
Yun Qingyan stared at Meng Qi’s ever-changing expressions. Seeing the girl sometimes frown and sometimes look distressed, the corners of his lips turned into an imperceptible smile. He then spread out his hand, and a wooden box suddenly appeared in his palm, “The rest are here.” Yun Qingyan handed the box to Meng Qi, “However, the phoenix tree does not bear fruits easily. The next time they ripen is probably in a thousand years.”
The demon race, especially their royal clans, boasted a long lifespan unlike the human race. The human cultivators of Three Thousand World would reach a lifespan of one thousand years at the Void Comprehending stage, and those at the Great Ascension stage could even live for three to five thousand years.
Yun Qingyan said again: “With the token of Luoyun Manor, you can freely come to pick the fruits again after they ripen next time.”
“Thank you, Sovereign Qingyan.” Meng Qi opened the wooden box cautiously. “!!!” The box was just slightly bigger than her palm, but it was made of a special contraption and had enough capacity to hold all the remaining phoenix fruits from the tree.
A phoenix tree bloomed after three hundred years, bore fruits after three hundred years, and then took another three hundred years to ripen. A phoenix tree itself was already very rare, but the number of fruits it could produce in one thousand years only numbered a few hundred. Inside the box were dazzling rows of bright red fruits. At first glance, Meng Qi could tell they were almost the entire fruits of the tree, which Yun Qingyan gave her so casually.
“Thank you, Sovereign Qingyan!” Meng Qi stood for a moment, feeling extremely touched. She slowly closed the lid and muttered, “I…”
Yun Qingyan raised his hand and stuffed another phoenix fruit into her mouth: “You now rest assured to eat them, won’t you?”
“!!!” She didn’t mean that!
But the phoenix fruit had entered her mouth, so Meng Qi had no choice but to eat it slowly, savoring its taste. Now that her spiritual sea was full, the phoenix fruits had no effect on her. Except for being extraordinarily delicious, it was no different from ordinary fruits.
Meng Qi was so distressed that tears almost fell out of her eyes. Seeing Yun Qingyan was reaching for the bowl again… “Sovereign Qingyan!” She hurriedly stopped, “Please stop eating!”
Meng Qi hurriedly reached out for her storage space item and took out a food box. Inside the box were six kinds of fresh fruits lined up beautifully. These fruits were rare in Three Thousand World, but their taste was excellent. She carefully placed the box on the tea table next to Yun Qingyan and politely said, “Sovereign Qingyan, please. These fruits are delicious too.”
“Okay.” A faint smile flashed in Yun Qingyan’s eyes, and he reached out and picked up a small purple fruit. For him, fruits everywhere tasted the same, and even the phoenix fruit was no exception. The fruits in Meng Qi’s box were nothing special, yet the moment he took a bite, he felt an extraordinary sweetness, better than any spiritual fruits he had ever eaten before.
“Sovereign Qingyan.” Seeing his relaxed expression, Meng Qi reported, “My five spirits cauldron has been successfully refined! All thanks to your help!” She cupped her hands and bowed deeply.
“No need to be so polite,” Yun Qingyan gave her a deep glance before pointing to the remaining phoenix fruits on the table, “Take them away if you like.”
“Thank you, Sovereign Qingyan!” Meng Qi hesitated a bit, but still put all the phoenix fruits into the wooden box. She made up her mind. Once she left the Starfallen Sea, she would refine all the fruits into Nirvana Pills and return them to Yun Qingyan.
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