Chapter 102: Picking Peaches To Eat (2)
“Whoa, Xingzhi. As the commander-in-chief, you dare to cook your own food? Are you here on vacation or to fight in war?”
Yu Xingzhi smiled and said, “Thankfully, Xiaoxiao had prepared this.”
Lately, Cheng Shizhao had been sharing delights and hardships with the soldiers, so he ate from the communal meal as well.
Right now, the rolled pastry he received was delicious and filling, the smell assaulting his nostrils. He couldn’t be bothered and started to bury his head in eating this delicacy.
Zhou Xiaoxiao rolled a few more and walked out of the door, giving it to Guo Suren who was guarding the door, as well as the other two guards.
Guo Suren was going to decline it when Meng Zhongtian already grabbed it and shoved it into his mouth. He murmured, “This is so damn yummy. Brother Zhou, did you make this? Not only do you have great martial skills, but you have great cooking skills. Unbelievable! Unbelievable!”
Guo Suren had no choice but to respectfully thank her and take the food.
Meanwhile, Meng Zhongtian was still hollering, “Guo, why are you so slow, like a woman? Brother Zhou, I’m not as proper as he is with you. This pancake is really delicious, haha. Sorry to trouble you into grabbing a few more pancakes for me.”
Guo Suren wanted to cry in his heart. My silly brother. You’re not that polite with Lady Marquis, but the Marquis might be one day. When can you be quick-witted?
Cheng Shizhao’s stomach was full and he walked out in satisfaction.
He stared at Zhou Xiaoxiao and his two foolish subordinates who were standing by the wall, eating the pancake and drinking the soup. She completely adjusted to this military lifestyle and he couldn’t tell she was actually a woman anymore.
He was about to say something but then remembered that he ate her food, so he wasn’t in the position to scold her.
Therefore, he kicked Meng Zhongtian.
“Go back now. All you know what to do is eat every day.”
Meng Zhongtian was speechless.
Speed was a crucial asset in war and the army arrived at the border soon.
This mountain pass was dangerous as the city wall is solid and thick, with mountain blades against each other.
There is a huge stream under and cliffs by the sides. It was about a 1,000 feet along and it would be difficult for even apes to climb it.
The Jin army started its first battle on its Northern Expedition.
The army continued to attack for numerous days, resulting in countless casualties but they hadn’t gotten out of this war.
Zhou Xiaoxiao wasn’t an expert in planning military strategies, but even the battlefield couldn’t stop her from being a foodie.
Zhou Xiaoxiao didn’t need to worry about matters in the front as her job was just to protect Yu Xingzhi. Whenever she was idle, she would search around for some fresh food for her and Yu Xingzhi to eat.
This day, all the commander-in-chiefs gathered in Champion Marquis’s tent, anxious discussing a strategy to break the tension and seize the leader of the opposing side.
Suddenly, the curtain was pulled to the side and an unprepossessing guard walked in.
He carried a bowl of fresh peaches; the body was fresh and green while there was a tint of red at the tip of the peaches.
It was clearly just washed as water droplets still clung to the peaches, giving people the desire to take a bite.
That guard had a peach in his mouth, clearly not expecting for there to be so many people in the tent. He awkwardly laughed and placed the bowl to the side, standing behind Yu Xingzhi.
Seeing that the guard was someone close to Champion Marquis, they didn’t mind as much anymore and continued to discuss intensely.
There was a constraining atmosphere in the tent and all the generals had deep and reserved looks, knitting their eyebrows.
They fought for several days in a row and the soldiers who had died during the war transformed into mountains that crushed the generals’ hearts.
Meng Zhongtian said, “Give me a squad who isn’t afraid of dying. I will personally lead our brothers tomorrow and if we don’t make it across the city wall, I won’t come back!”
“No. If we forcibly attack, we might lose even more people. Plus, it might not be effective.”
“I just hate how this city gains the advantage in terms of location. We can only directly attack it and there are no other ways to get by.”
From the noisy discussion, someone suddenly said, “There’s a way.”