Barging into a Magic World after Returning from Xianxia - Chapter 5
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Before he knew it, morning had arrived.
Austin, who had rested for the whole night, got out of bed and stretched his body.
Now that he was just an ordinary person, he would also feel sleepy like one.
He would also feel hungry.
From yesterday until now, he had not even eaten a single meal.
Just when Austin felt that his stomach was a little empty…
Knock, knock, knock.
There was a knock on the door.
“Austin, are you there?”
Hearing the familiar voice at the door, Austin naturally spoke up.
The door was gently pushed open. It was Christina who walked in.
Immediately after, the aroma of food drifted over.
Chris was holding a tray with rice, dishes, and a pair of chopsticks resting on it.
“You must be hungry. This is the food that I specially asked someone to prepare for you this morning. Try it first.”
Noticing Austin’s gaze, Christina smiled slightly and placed the food in front of Austin.
“Then I won’t stand on ceremony.”
His stomach rumbled. Austin did not bother to be polite with Christina. He immediately picked up a steamed bun and started eating the food.
Austin ate very quickly.
This scene stunned Christina. She held her cheek with one hand and could not help but laugh.
“If only I had half of your appetite while eating, my body wouldn’t be so weak as it is now.”
Austin was slightly stunned when he heard this.
Seeing this, Christina realized that she had let it slip and quickly added, “It’s fine, it’s fine. You just have to eat. There’s more than enough food.
“I didn’t mean anything by what I said. I just felt a little helpless when I saw how delicious your food was. It a lot more appetizing than the medicinal soup I have to drink every day.”
“Do you still drink medicine?” Austin glanced at Christina as he ate.
He had already scanned Christina’s body with his divine sense and in his opinion, she did not seem to have any symptoms.
“Yeah, I do. But I don’t drink medicine because I’m sick. I drink it mainly to recuperate my body.”
Chris smiled and explained it as if she did not have a care in the world.
“Because my constitution is a little special, I was wondering if I could improve it by drinking some medicinal herbs that are beneficial to my body. It’s because I drink those bitter herbal soups every day that I don’t have much appetite. Seeing you eat is rousing my appetite though.”
At this point, Chris couldn’t help but pout.
It seemed that she really envied Austin’s appetite to eat so well.
“Alright. Speaking of herbal soups, I’m going to prepare some herbs in a while. so just leave the cutlery there. I’ll pack it up and take it away.”
Christina looked at Austin’s leftovers and was about to tidy up the bowls and chopsticks.
However, Austin stopped Christina from doing so.
“It’s fine. I’ll tidy it up myself. It just so happens that I also want to go out for a walk,” Austin said as he smiled and tidied up the cutlery.
The food that he ate was personally delivered by Christina.
If he were to let someone else clean up for him, he would be stepping on their generosity.
If he still had the power of a Celestial Emperor like before, then he would naturally feel that it was his duty to let Christina personally deliver the food to him and pack up the remaining tableware.
Since he had become an ordinary person who just had a figment of his original power, Austin wanted to be an ordinary person and not act all high and mighty.
It just so happened that after resting in his room for a day, he really wanted to go out for a walk.
Immediately, Austin went out with Christina.
After Christina put the bowls and chopsticks back into the kitchen…
When she returned, she naturally had to prepare the herbs that she said she would earlier.
Austin also had nothing to do so he decided to go with Christina.
The two of them walked together toward the Nolan family’s herb shop.
Perhaps it was a little boring on their way there that Christina suddenly turned to look at Austin and asked, “Oh right, Austin. Where are you from?”
Austin paused for a moment.
“I’m an explorer. My hometown is called Mumbis. I come from a place far, far away. Maybe you haven’t heard of it,” Austin replied casually. Mumbis was just a random place he had made up on the spot.
He was naturally prepared to answer Christina’s question.
Austin turned to look at Christina. “Why are you suddenly asking this?”
“Nothing much. I’m just curious if there are any powerful alchemists there,” Christina said directly, not hiding anything.
“After all, pills are the most powerful thing when it comes to improving one’s physique. Pills are made from all kinds of precious herbs that are combined with pure magical elements. Their medicinal power is hundreds of times stronger than ordinary herbs.
“At the same time, the alchemist in charge of refining pills is also considered to hail from a noble profession in everyone else’s eyes. Therefore, pills refined by an alchemist are much more useful than drinking medicinal soup.”
Saying this, Christina sighed again, looking very dejected.
“However, even if you meet an alchemist, the price of a randomly refined pill can go up to a ridiculous price. As soon as it’s sold, there are countless wealthy and influential people fighting over it.
“I’m a girl from a small family, so how could I have the money to buy it?”
These words made Austin’s heart waver.
Speaking of which, he also wanted to see if the herbs in this world were any different from the ones he had in Tian Xuan Land.
If the types of herbs in the two worlds were basically the same then perhaps in the future, his alchemy skills that far surpassed countless geniuses could be put to some use.
With his own ability, even the most low-quality herbs could be refined into treasures using his abilities as long as he was familiar with them.
Back then when he had just become a Celestial Emperor in the Tian Xuan Land, who knew how many emperors would fight over a pill that he had casually refined?
In the words of those emperors, the pills he refined were still immortal pills even if they were previously considered dregs. Any other ‘good’ pills not refined by him were considered dog sh*t in comparison.
Of course, regarding these words…
He thought that those emperors were just flattering him so he never paid attention to them.
He didn’t think too much about it.
Very soon, Austin followed Christina to an herb store.
“Grandpa Robbins, get me some herbs. I want…”
While Chris was grabbing the herbs, Austin looked around the store and saw a row of herbs at the top.
Moon Spirit Flower, Fire Spirit Grass, Wind Leaves…
Looking at these herbs, their names automatically appeared in Austin’s mind.
His expression suddenly brightened.
Sure enough, although these herbs were the lowest-grade herbs in the mortal world, they were really no different from the ones that were available in Tian Xuan Land.
Through this, the knowledge of pharmacology that he had in Tian Xuan Land could be used here as well.