They finally arrived at the camping location. Hu Zi and Shou went to the deeper side of the mountain, riding the wind to reach the destination faster. They had not used their power before to save some energy for the training.
"Xiao Zi, your Second Sister and that Qing Young Master are alone together without that boy… your fourth brother to mediate between them.” Shou told Hu Zi while he glided between the thick and tall trees. “Don’t you think that they will go ahead and create some kind of bloody disaster? Maybe we should take at least one of them with us.”
"Since we were little, the twins, especially Qing Bo, have always been hostile toward us." Hu Zi rode through the wind, drifting through the thick forest. The master and apprentice’s destination was the waterfall located at the heart of the forest; they, however, need to get there before the sun reached the top of the mountain, or they would have less time to practice. "But they have never brought us that much harm," Hu Zi finished.
“Don’t worry, just let Qing Bo and Second Sister have some play time together,” Hu Zi chuckled.
"Really? Are you sure?" Shou looked at the top of the waterfall.
Sensing that the cold water of the waterfall was causing the air around the lake to stir heavily, Hu Zi sneered. "I am not worried about them.."
'I'm more worried about the hellish training you are about to give me.'
Hu Cheng Se, Hu Ye, Qing Bo, and Qing Guang were in the camping ground. While Hu Cheng Se and Qing Bo argued, Hu Ye and Qing Guang took their bows and went into the forest to train and hunt.
After bickering for a long time, both Hu Cheng Se and Qing Bo were tired, so they decided to stop.
Qing Bo watched the sky and clouds passing by. Having nothing to do, he read some documents and books. Every once in a while, he would look at the beautiful scenery. Suddenly, when he was staring at a rabbit-like cloud, a fishing hook appeared in from of him.
The hook was made from wood. One of the wooden end was sharpened by Hu Cheng Se with a knife she brought along with her.
"Hey, want to help me out?" Hu Cheng Se planned to have fish as a meal today. She knew that her brother went hunting, but she wasn't sure she'd be able to cook and prepare the things they hunted.
"No," Qing Bo replied monotonously with his poisonous mouth.
The corner of Hu Cheng Se’s eyes twitched. She didn't have time to argue again, so she immediately dragged him to a river. Surprisingly, Qing Bo did not resist much when Hu Cheng Se dragged him. Maybe he was tired from carrying both his and Qing Guang’s luggage all the way to the camping ground, or maybe he used too much energy in arguing with Hu Cheng Se before to have any left now.
When they arrived at the river, Hu Cheng Se looked around for a good fishing spot. She let Qing Bo go and dropped the basket she'd been carrying around. She stood on the river bank.
The river's water was clear, so they could easily see the fish moving in there. Spring fishes were small, so they needed to collect at least twelve if they wanted to feed all six tired and hungry stomachs.
When Qing Bo saw Hu Cheng Se fishing, his eyes widened. "Stop!" Qing Bo hurriedly tugged Hu Cheng Se's sleeve and pulled her to the shore. "What are you doing?"
"Umm... fishing?" Hu Cheng Se thought it was obvious, but there was an visible vein popping in the corner of Qing Bo's eye.
"Have you ever hand-fished before?" Qing Bo asked a rhetorically. "Don't you know that in clear water, although you can see the fish, they can see you too? Moreover, they will swim away because of the ripples you cause, especially if you go near them."
Hu Cheng Se, the ever brilliant girl, did not like Qing Bo’s haughty tone of voice. "Tsk... then why don't you do it?" Hu Cheng Se said annoyedly.
"No!" said Qing Bo disdainfully. He turned his back and sat on a big rock. He raised one of his brows when he saw Hu Cheng Se’s dissatisfied expression. “What?”
“What?! What do you mean 'what'? Why not?” Hu Cheng Se stomped her foot, as Qing Bo not only acted high and mighty, but also flat out ignored her. “Don’t tell me, you are just all talk and no show! I bet you can't even catch a single fish!”
“Huh? Of course, I can catch a fish!” said Qing Bo. "Listen here, girl, we gotta be clear on one thing. I am definitely not you friend. We are here together because our siblings have a win-win deal. So draw a clear line and don't ever ask me for anything."
The corner of Hu Cheng Se's mouth twitched. Her pride was hurt, and she was infuriated.
She blurted, "Ahaha... Of course, that is true. It is true that we are and never will be together in this lifetime. Of course, that also means that this friend won't cook you and your pretty little sister's food..."
Qing Bo jumped up from the boulder he was sitting on. He and his sister had never cooked in their entire lifetime. The reasons for that were many, but it was mainly because they didn't have the talent and always ended up making inedible food. Hu Cheng Se, who had seen their poor skills in the school’s cooking class, knew that.
Qing Bo thought about many alternatives—eating raw food, skipping dinner, etc. But his sister would be hunting for the entire day, which meant she would definitely be extremely hungry when she came back, and her stomach wouldn't be able to stand eating fruit and raw meat.
His sister was his one and only. Qing Bo wouldn't ever let her suffer.