Chapter 39: The Little Tyrant Is Too Skinny
Su Nuan also glanced down at her fingers. She had scalded herself after accidentally touching a spatula.
It did hurt at that time, and the blisters only formed because her skin was delicate, and she didn’t bother to treat it.
When the chefs saw Feng Junyi’s frighteningly cold expression, they couldn’t help but kneel on the ground.
“Let me ask you. The Empress only went to the Imperial kitchen to take a look. Why are her fingers scalded like that?”
Su Nuan blinked at him. I only have a tiny blister. So why is the little tyrant acting like I’m grievously injured?
The Imperial chefs were dazed, then they kowtowed and exclaimed, “Please forgive us, Your Majesty! Please forgive us, Your Majesty!”
“Big Brother Emperor!”
Su Nuan knew that her carelessness might cause the Imperial chefs to be beheaded.. Hence, she hurriedly said, “Big Brother Emperor, I accidentally touched the spatula. It’s not their fault. Big Brother Emperor, it doesn’t hurt. Look at these dishes! I made them for you personally. Don’t you want to try it?”
She tried to act as cute as possible in front of Feng Junyi to prevent him from beheading the Imperial chefs. When Feng Junyi remained silent, she quickly added coyly, “Please?”
Feng Junyi’s expression softened a little. He glanced at her fair and tender little finger and saw the little blister. “Does it still hurt?” he asked in a low voice.
Su Nuan did not want to draw attention to the little blister anymore. She took a piece of fries, dipped it in ketchup, and brought it to his mouth. Feng Junyi opened his mouth cooperatively and took a bite.
He initially thought that it was weird, but after chewing it a few more times, he thought it tasted extraordinary. It was sweet and salty, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
“What is this?”
After Feng Junyi ate it, he had no idea what it was.
But he felt like he wanted to eat more of it.
Su Nuan replied happily, “These are potato strips! I cut the potatoes into strips, blanched them, and fried them in oil for a while! It’s very simple.”
“What about this one?”
Su Nuan almost forgot that there was no such thing as tomatoes in this world. How am I going to explain ketchup?
Forget it, forget it. I’ll use the usual method. Next time, I’ll try not to bring out anything that doesn’t exist here.
So she said, “This is a secret, Big Brother Emperor. Now try this one.”
She picked up a piece of fried chicken and handed it to Feng Junyi. She also dipped it in ketchup too.
He was used to seeing Su Nuan give him weird food, so he said, “I’ll do it myself.”
He was about to take the fried chicken when he caught a glimpse of the Imperial chefs kneeling on the ground obediently. He flicked his sleeve and said, “You may leave.”
The Imperial chefs wiped away their sweat secretly—they had been close to death’s door just a moment ago. It was fortunate that they managed to keep their lives. None of them dared to make a sound and disturb the Emperor’s meal. They left quietly.
Only the two of them were left in the warm room. Even Zhen Zhu was chased out.
Feng Junyi took a piece of chicken cutlet and took a bite. It was also crispy and crunchy. This time, the food was even crispier than the fries earlier. His mouth was filled with fragrance the moment he bit into it. He exclaimed, “I can tell what this is. It’s fish—fresh and delicious fish. It’s also coated with a layer of flour.”
Su Nuan giggled and corrected, “No, it’s chicken. It’s chicken breast. Big Brother Emperor, do you like it?”
Feng Junyi had to admit that he was quite fond of this taste.
Although the Imperial kitchen had prepared many dishes, they were all dishes that he had grown sick of eating.
In particular, many of the dishes were steamed and stewed, but this dish was deep-fried. He had never seen anything like this before.
He was not stingy with his praise. “I like it.”
He paused for a moment before continuing, “But why are they all deep-fried?”
Su Nuan stuck out her tongue. It’s because you’re so thin! Eating more fried food will make you fatter. Su Nuan even secretly fantasized that perhaps the little tyrant would look more amiable if he grew fatter.
Of course, she couldn’t just say that out loud. Instead, she said, “Because I like it too. Big Brother Emperor, if you like it, I’ll cook it for you in the future, okay?”
She smiled at him purely, and Feng Junyi immediately understood. He asked, “Tell me, what do you want?”
Su Nuan widened her eyes. How can the little tyrant think of me like that? I only wanted to make some delicious food for him so that he would eat more. How can he think of me like that?
She puffed up her cheeks, annoyed. Forget it, forget it. If he thinks I have a motive, I might as well ask for something while he is still in a good mood.
Hence, she asked, “Big Brother Emperor, can I stop copying Internal Training?”
Feng Junyi glanced at her and continued chewing.
He had to admit that the little girl cooked every dish differently. Nevertheless, it was unexpectedly good, and he couldn’t help but eat more.
When he heard what she said, he immediately wore an expression that said “as I expected.”
He looked at Su Nuan and said, “Oh, I didn’t tell you to finish copying it in a day. Why are you in such a hurry?”
I was in such a hurry copying it for so long until my hands became sore today! So that was all just me thinking too much?
She immediately smiled and said, “Thank you, Big Brother Emperor.”
Feng Junyi didn’t mention the deadline, so what’s there to be anxious about?
After all, as long as I finish copying it, it wouldn’t matter if I take three days, three months, or three years~
Su Nuan watched as Feng Junyi feasted and successfully took on the task of preparing today’s dinner too.
The Emperor reviewed memorials to the throne as usual while Su Nuan walked around the palace when she got bored. She came across some bunnies in the Imperial kitchen and rushed over happily.
The Eunuch who was looking after the little rabbits saw that the Empress was staring at them. He immediately said, “Your Majesty, the Imperial kitchen raised them to be cooked. If Your Majesty likes them, there are rabbits on this side that have just turned a month old. I can catch one for you to play with.”
Su Nuan pointed at the largest and fattest rabbit and said, “Catch this one for me. I want this one.”
The eunuch looked in the direction that his Empress was pointing and saw the fat rabbit. He thought that little Empress would be exhausted if she were to hug and play with it.
However, this was what his master wanted. As a servant, he couldn’t refuse her. Hence, he reached out and took out the fat and large rabbit from the cage obediently.
“Your Majesty, this rabbit is very fat. It weighs about two kilograms. Your Majesty, you must be careful when you play with it.”
To his surprise, Su Nuan excitedly gushed, “Go and prepare it now, make sure to wash it clean. Oh right, keep the skin so we can make a small hat and don’t throw away the tail!”
Her Majesty picked the rabbit because she wanted to eat it!