Qing Shuang looked at her Young Miss and suddenly said: “Young Miss, haven’t you said that you wanted to rear fish in the pond at the south?”
“Oh yes, I would have totally forgotten about that if you didn’t mention it. Qing Xuan, please ask some people to send me some fish and shrimps. Oh, and some tortoises too.” Ning Meng Yao said with her eyes glimmering. Those things were good. Raising them, she could sell them for a lot of money in the future even though money wasn’t something she cared about now.
Qing Xuan nodded: “Yes, Young Miss.”
“Why not plant some lotus too?”
“Of course. That is a must.” She liked to eat lotus seeds, and drink lotus seeds with white fungus soup. If she didn’t plant any, how would she get the seeds.
While saying this, Ning Meng Yao couldn’t wait to go to the fish pond.
Reaching out to pull her back, Qiao Tian Chang happily looked at the energetic her: “Why are you in such a hurry? The things aren’t here yet, why are you in such a hurry?”
Ning Meng Yao’s footsteps paused; she then turned around and walked back to Qiao Tian Chang’s side. Her cheeks blushed, feeling embarrassed.
Seven days later, a group of people arrived at Ning Meng Yao’s doorstep, carrying a large vat. When she saw them, her eyes lit up.
She led them to the fish pond that was already filled with water and some water plants, even the lotus had already been planted. The only thing left was the contents in the vat.
They released the fish, shrimps and crabs from the vat into the pond. Looking at the fish swimming in the water, Ning Meng Yao felt contented.
“This is perfect. I’m really looking forward to summer.” When this place would be full of lotus during summer, the scenery should be very beautiful. By then, she could also get a small boat.
“Dear, I’ll build a pavilion and get a small boat for you in summer, how does it sound?” Qiao Tian Chang stood by Ning Meng Yao and watched the sparkling waves in the pond.
Ning Meng Yao weirdly looked at Qiao Tian Chang: “How did you know what I’m thinking?”
“Take a guess.”
She rolled her eyes at him, then returned to the house and handed the money to the group of people: “Sorry for the trouble.”
“It was no trouble at all.” The captain said with a smile.
They made a lot of money this time, and she even tipped them. They could rely on this money very well even if business wasn’t good in the following year.
After sending them away, Ning Meng Yao intended to cook for Qiao Tian Chang and herself.
Qiao Tian Chang entered the kitchen to watch her. He noticed how she was cutting the vegetables, and couldn’t help but smile: “It seems like we’ll be having a lot to eat today.”
Qiao Tian Chang looked at Ning Meng Yao as he helplessly shook his head. This girl was really unbelievable, no one could bear to scold her.
Since Ling Luo left that day, he had never returned to White Mountain Village. Perhaps he had given up or maybe it was because of the entanglement with his wife. However, none of that had bothered Ning Meng Yao. She was too busy to care about Ling Luo’s wife.
Recently, Ning Meng Yao had a strong interest in hunting. She kept pestering Qian Tian Chang to bring her along with him to the mountains. So he brought her since there was nothing dangerous there. They could hunt some wild hares and pheasants. However, she started running deeper into the mountains to explore some more. And this worried Qiao Tian Chang.
“Tian Chang, hurry up.” Seeing that he was taking his time walking behind her, Ning Meng Yao was somewhat annoyed. She finally persuaded him to bring her, but he was being so slow now.
Qiao Tian Chang looked at Ning Meng Yao helplessly. With a weak headache, he said: “Dear, can we not go so deep into the mountains? There are many wild beasts.” Just going in alone already felt as if he was stepping into a deserted place. However, he had Ning Meng Yao with him now. He wasn’t worried that she would trouble him, instead he was worried that she might injure herself. Unfortunately, Ning Meng Yao didn’t think about that.
“I don’t care, you promised me to take me. Are you going against your promise now?” Ning Meng Yao looked at Qiao Tian Chang with vigilance, and her eyes seemed to be saying that if he didn’t take her, she would ignore him.
Qiao Tian Chang sighed heavily, he had no other choice: “Only this once.”
In the end, Qiao Tian Chang finally took Ning Meng Yao deeper into the mountains. There were many other things in the mountains as compared to outside. She found some good stuff, like the star anise.
“Why are you looking at these?”
“I want to dig up a few of them and take them back to plant.” Ning Meng Yao said while she began to dig.