Chapter 14: So The Nepenthe Flower From Legends Is Just Yellow Cauliflower? Chapter 14: So The Nepenthe Flower From Legends Is Just Yellow Cauliflower? (Temporarily Unedited) >_>
In the morning, Yi Xin was woken up by his alarm clock. Today there would be a public lecture in the morning, hence he had to arrive an hour early to prepare some slides.
Despite the fact that he had stayed up late, it was necessary to wake up.
Zheng Tan and Yi Xin left the house at the same time.
Yi Xin ran to the East Campus Cafeteria and bought two orders of Xiaolongbao, thought a bit, and then bought two cups of soy milk.
He brought them to the grove by the East Residential Quad, where Zheng Tan was currently sitting on top of a stone table waiting.
Yi Xin took a bag of Xiaolongbao a cup of soy milk and placed it on the table.
He didn't know whether a cat would be able to drink soy milk, but, when he was on the phone with Boss Jiao, Boss Jiao said their family cat had a rather strong stomach,
and was unlike other cats. Yi Xin thought just eating steamed buns by itself could possibly cause it to choke, so he bought an extra cup of soy milk.
When he inserted a straw into the disposable cup that was holding soy milk, Yi Xin suddenly realized, the cat probably couldn't use the straw.
While Yi Xin fretted, Zheng Tan already started eating a steamed bun. He pushed away Yi Xin's hand, and bit on a straw and started sucking.
Seeing Yi Xin's blank stare, if he wasn't short on time and in a rush to catch the lecture, he would definitely squat there and research how Boss Jiao's cat was able to use a straw.
With a mouth that was leaky on two ends, how could it use a straw?
Zheng Tan was in no mood to pay any attention to Yi Xin's thoughts. He was presently hungry, and after eating quickly and loitering around for a bit, he'd need to go for a run.
If he didn't eat anything he definitely wouldn't have any energy to run.
From a bag of eight little steamed buns, by the time Zheng Tan ate six, Yellowy and Detective ran over. The remaining two he split between them.
As for Chubs, even if he came, that guy was the same as Zheng Tan, and pretty much didn't eat other people's leftovers.
Like usual, when Yellowy came over he first made two meows to express that he was already here and to get the others who hadn't arrived to come faster.
After he meowed, he started scratch some trees to grind down his claws.
Zheng Tan tossed the plastic bag that held the steamed buns and the soy milk cup into a trash can beside him. He walked two circles around the the stone table to aid with digestion for a bit.
By the time Chubs slowly lumbered over, Yellowy already started scratching the third tree.
When Zheng Tan felt it was enough, he meowed, and walked out of the grove. Yellowy was done scratching, and eagerly tagged along. After running two steps, he chewed a bit on the grass beside him.
Originally Zheng Tan was thinking, if he didn't run into Wei Leng, he'd go running by himself.
It was just running, right? Moreover, there were three cats here, so later he could ask them to all run together.
In the end, before Zheng Tan left the East Campus area, he saw Wei Leng doing chin ups at the the public exercise equipment beside the main lawn.
Seeing Wei Leng, this time it was Yellowy who had the biggest reaction. This guy arched his back and jumped like a flea, his fur stuck up explosively, and ears stuck out like airplane wings.
In comparison, Chubs was much calmer than last time and just a bit vigilant. He wasn't as directly hostile as he was last time.
Wei Leng relaxed his grip and dropped to the ground, looked at the four cats, and focused his gaze on Chubs and Zheng Tan.
He didn't say much, and turned around and began walking out of the lawn. "We'll start running then. Just a jog.
At Chu Hua University, Isn't there a trail around the entire campus? We'll first do one loop and then talk."
Zheng Tan: "…" A whole loop–
Chu Hua University's campus was very large. Since Zheng Tan came here, he essentially stayed mostly around East Campus.
Apart from this, he's been to pick up Jiao Yuan and Gu Youzi from school, the life sciences department, Professor Lan's little garden, etc.
At the University, there were actually many places that Zheng Tan hadn't been to yet.
Looping around the school wasn't bad. He ought to familiarize himself with the area anyhow.
Zheng Tan ran about twenty meters and turned around to look. Chubs was sitting in his original place and yawning with his eyes clothes. Yellowy ran into the bushes and was squatting to poop.
Detective was looking at a sparrow on a branch and licking his lips.
Damn, they're all useless. I might as well go running by myself from now on!
Wei Leng didn't wait for Zheng Tan, and maintained the same running speed, which wasn't that fast. Zheng Tan followed tightly behind him.
In the morning, students either rode bikes or walked from places like the cafeteria, dorms, and plaza towards the school building.
By the peach grove, there was students from clubs like Chinese opera and chorus practicing.
This time of the year, the university's osmanthus flowers had already bloomed for a while, and it's scent wasn't as strong as earlier. They would probably wither soon.
When they passed the plaza, Zheng Tan saw Mrs. Di. The old lady was currently with her elderly friends swaying captivating red feather fans in their hands while doing a .
It looked like they were about to finish. Normally they finished half an hour before classes started in order to not disturb the students on their way to class.
Mrs. Di was was in the middle of flicking her fan, and as she turned around in a circle, she happened to see Zheng Tan in the distance who was panting with his mouth wide open and running.
She almost dropped the fan she was flicking. Mrs. Di has been doing fan dances at the plaza for a long time, and she had never seen Zheng Tan here.
She couldn't imagine why Zheng Tan would run this far out. After all, this was close to the education quad, and normally speaking, it was rare to see cats during this time of day.
Zheng Tan didn't have the energy to pay attention to the old lady's expression. Even though he was just jogging, after running all the way here, he was terribly exhausted.
He had never run like this in the past, and suddenly running like this, it was no surprise he felt bad.
The previous section of road wasn't bad, and Zheng Tan had the energy to pay attention to the scenery around him. But in the latter part, he gradually had to strain himself.
Wei Leng slowed down his pace, and Zheng Tan also didn't stop. He continued to follow and run.
He said he would train. In order to become stronger, to go to even further places, he had to press on.
This was for the sake of his life!
After finishing one loop, Zheng Tan rolled on the lawn to rest. He knew there was an outdoors water fountain over there on the Campus Lawn, so he decided to drink before anything else.
Wei Leng simply didn't stop. After finishing his chin ups, he took Zheng Tan for a loop like it was nothing. When he arrived back at the public exercise equipment, he continued to do chin ups.
Zheng Tan stood next to the water fountain resting, and drank some water. He tilted his head and noticed that bastard Wei Leng started running again, even faster than before.
Zheng Tan took a few deep breaths, and ran on his toes to keep up. However, the difference in their speeds was too much, and it didn't take long before he lost sight of Wei Leng.
Zheng Tan wasn't prepared to keep running, and he took a turn at a side road to head towards Professor Lan's little garden.
Like usual, Zheng Tan chose to go directly over the wall since there was still quite some distance from the main gate of the flower garden. He was too lazy to go around.
After running that much, his feet were a little sore, and he almost had trouble jumping up.