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Hao Ren and Vivian were confused about the contents of the paper. The only certainty was that the written notes were related to Lil Pea, including the heating on low heat part. At this point, they roughly understood why Lil Pea was placed in the rice cooker: Because, it could be timed, and its temperature was stable...
If there had been another species inside the pot, Hao Ren would have probably gotten very excited about it. His mind would have been filled with all sorts of hardcore scenes that were unsuitable for kids—like killing and cooking the body. But now, it was the little mermaid who was lying in the pot, and he could not think this way. She loved swimming in warm water. However, he was just curious about what had actually happened in the house during the past two weeks that he was not around. What happened and what the hell were sweet balm and radix isatidis…
While Hao Ren was thinking, he heard a sound coming from the pot. He looked down at the pot and found that Lil Pea was done with her nap (although this nap was a little early). The little kid was stretching her tail and slowly waking up. As soon as she looked up, she saw Hao Ren's big face and she was fully awake instantly. Her upper body was visible above the water and she screamed in a low yet, very excited tone. Lil Pea then pounced on Hao Ren's face, and rolled down along his collar...
You could just imagine; it was winter and snowing on Earth, there was no heating in the kitchen, and Lil Pea was covered with water...
Hao Ren immediately felt a chill straight down to his navel. It was so cold that he could not handle it. He was still holding the rice cooker, so he did not have a free hand to stop the little mermaid, who was getting a little too excited. By the time he put the pot down and pulled Lil Pea out of his clothes, the little kid was already crawling between his chest and abdomen. She was fine. She was all wet when she jumped in and was all dry when she got out. She was not even exposed to the cold wind.
Hao Ren carried the little kid and ran into the living room. He put her on the sofa and let Lily look after her. He then ran back into his room to change his clothes. When he came out, he saw that Lily was chatting with Lil Pea. Although language-wise they could not communicate, they seemed to be chatting away happily. Hao Ren stepped forward to pick Lil Pea up and rubbed her against his face. He finally had the chance to say hello to his "daughter". Lil Pea slapped Hao Ren's face and said something. But, it was not clear and Hao Ren could not understand what it meant. Anyway, she seemed to be very happy. Her face suddenly turned red and then, she sneezed.
"Have you caught a cold?" Surprised, Hao Ren looked at the little mermaid who was rubbing her nose. He never thought that a fish could also catch a cold. The little mermaid heard it and slapped her tail as she pointed her hand to her throat. She then sneezed again to prove that she really did catch a cold.
Hao Ren was a little dumbfounded. He looked at Lily instinctively and asked, "How do I treat a fish with a cold?"
"Fishes can catch a cold and there's a special medication for them," Lily said while she took a cotton swab from somewhere and wiped the snot off Lil Pea's nose, "but you have to think carefully, this kid in your hand is not a real fish. Have you ever seen an actual fish eating wood?"
As they were talking, Lil Pea's stomach rumbled. She got rid of Hao Ren's hand and jumped to the edge of the table and screamed at the kitchen. At the very next moment, a black-and-white figure came out. There were a few pieces of cards in Rollie's mouth. It jumped on the table and placed the cards in front of Lil Pea, after which it meowed in a respectful and submissive manner. Rollie then stepped back and left the table in quick short steps. Lil Pea grabbed the cards and chewed them, slapping her tail approvingly: it was the little kid's mealtime.
Hao Ren was speechless.
What happened in the past two weeks?!
Apparently, ever since Rollie was beaten badly by the little mermaid, its whole view of the world had changed dramatically. This unruly, bastard cat was eventually tamed by Lil Pea. It actually turned into a fish's servant. I really wonder how it would ever be able to mingle with other stray cats in the Southern Suburbs if they knew about this. Vivian was also stunned. She looked at Lil Pea and Rollie, finally dropping her sight on Lily. She said, "The ecological chain in our house is getting stranger. This will pull down the street cred of cats and dogs."
At this moment, somebody opened the door. Nangong Wuyue and Becky were finally back.
Nangong Wuyue immediately saw Hao Ren sitting on the sofa the moment she stepped into the house. She greeted him happily, "Ah, you guys are home! Did you see the note in the kitchen?"
"I saw it," Hao Ren said and pointed at Lil Pea. "I'm still wondering why the little kid's in the rice cooker. Why did you have to heat her in the morning, at noon and at night? Did Lil Pea catch a cold?"
Nangong Wuyue took off her coat and hung it on the coat rack next to the door, explaining, "Yes, because of the cold. It's the treatment plan provided by the goddess. It's quite effective, Lil Pea's almost recovered. She just sneezes occasionally."
Hao Ren quickly asked her for more details. After listening to Nangong Wuyue, he then understood what had happened: It was snowing two days ago. Lil Pea broke the window and jumped out to play in the snow when Nangong Wuyue and Becky went out to buy vegetables. And you probably already know what happens next: She was a warm-climate fish, she became frozen after jumping around in the snow for a few seconds…
Nangong Wuyue made great effort to unfreeze her, but the little kid still caught a cold in the end.
Despite being a siren, Nangong Wuyue had never been ill so, she had no idea how to treat the mermaid's cold. She could only ask Raven 12345 for help (Raven 12345 had left a mental imprint on each of the tenants in Hao Ren's house for emergency purposes). With super great effort, the goddess created the treatment regiment listed on the note in the kitchen; although, Hao Ren had a feeling it was just a made-up prescription. It probably appeared in the psychopath's head out of nowhere when she was cooking noodles, but it still worked.
And, of course, it could have also been because this strong little kid just recovered easily from any illness. Anyway, she was the only survivor of her species and there was no one to compare with. Hence, if Raven 12345 said her method worked, so be it.
Nangong Wuyue still felt sorry for not taking good care of Lil Pea and said, "Sorry, I should have been more careful…"
Hao Ren was a sensible man. He waved his hand and said, "It's not your fault, it's not the first time she's looked for trouble. She's so active, who knows what's going to happen to her. You did a good job of taking care of her, better than I would have. If I was the one who took care of her, perhaps something worse than this would have happened. Besides, she even smashed the windows, who could've expected that?"
Nangong Wuyue nodded and said, "The window's been repaired. And this time, I covered all the windows in the house with my water mist enchantment, so we don't have to worry about her running around even if no one's at home."
Hao Ren then understood why there were thin layers of mist on all the windows when he stepped into the house. It was a magical effect left by Nangong Wuyue.
He looked down and glanced at the little mermaid, who was tearing into the last piece of card. Hao Ren found the mischievous kid to be a really torturous creature from the bottom of his heart, especially when she had such physical characteristics beyond the human imagination: Luckily, there was another fish in the house who knew how to take care of her…
Nangong Wuyue looked up at the clock on the wall. She then reached for Lil Pea and said, "It's time. I need to heat Lil Pea up for a while. She should fully recover after two days."
The fish baby waved her arm to say goodbye to Hao Ren and jumped into Nangong Wuyue's hand obediently. The way they cooperated so well made them look like mother and daughter.
But, it was hard to describe what they were going to do in the kitchen…
When Nangong Wuyue proceeded to heat the little mermaid in the kitchen, a beautiful girl wearing a red, wool coat finally had the opportunity to jump out and greet them. "Yo! Everybody! It's been a long time—How do I look?"
Hao Ren had already noticed Becky walking around them earlier, but he was too focused on his daughter that he did not have the time to talk to her. He finally raised his head and looked at Becky. To be honest, he could barely recognise her.
Becky was not wearing Nangong Wuyue's old clothes, but a brand new wool coat. It was a new, slim winter coat, styled with black tights and small leather boots. It made Becky look stylish and beautiful. She also had on some light makeup on her face and her hair was carefully combed; nothing too over the top. She looked just perfect. It only took half a month for the mercenary girl, who used to dress rather shabbily to completely integrated into life on Earth. She looked almost like a regular human on Earth.
It was largely due to an occupational factor: Becky's ability to adapt to unfamiliar environments was very strong.
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