The Nutrition is Too Good - Chap 14.2
Shen Yan began to shuffle the cards skillfully, and Rong Mian leaned close to Zhong Yi’s ear and whispered, “I had a bad headache yesterday, and I can’t remember what happened afterward. I’ll transfer the money to you now…”
“It’s alright,” Zhong Yi said calmly, “I promised to treat you to a meal before, so let’s consider it on me this time. We can talk about money later.”
After dozing off for a while, Rong Mian softly agreed.
Shen Yan dealt the cards, and Rong Mian awkwardly used his hands to stack all the cards together. Zhong Yi, who was sitting beside him, immediately called himself the landlord.
Then he said to Rong Mian, “Let me teach you how to beat me.”
Shen Yan: “…..?”
Rong Mian had no idea how to organize the cards, and it wasn’t convenient for Zhong Yi to see Rong Mian’s cards while holding his own.
So Zhong Yi pulled a stool closer, reached out his hand, and helped Rong Mian arrange the cards one by one.
This was basically the same as playing with open cards, so Shen Yan asked, “Hey, isn’t this wrong? What kind of gameplay is this?”
“A teaching game.”
Zhong Yi said, “I’m the landlord, and you’re not happy even if I let you win?”
First, Zhong Yi briefly explained the basic rules to Rong Mian.
“Simply put, your goal is to get rid of all your cards, so now I’m playing a 3.”
Zhong Yi lightly tapped the cards in Rong Mian’s hand with his hand, guiding him, “I won’t touch your cards, it’s up to you to think about what card you should play next.”
Rong Mian pondered seriously for a moment.
Then his fingers skipped over the single cards 4 and 5 in his hand and directly drew out the big joker from the side and played it.
Zhong Yi’s head was throbbing in pain. “What were you thinking?”
“You just said this card was the highest.”
Rong Mian looked up at him, “So now I have control over you, don’t I?”
Zhong Yi choked, and Shen Yan, sitting across from them, was almost dying of laughter. She waved her hand repeatedly, indicating that she wouldn’t play and that they could continue without her.
Zhong Yi could only take one step at a time to explain the principles to Rong Mian, who listened with a confused expression.
Finally, Zhong Yi played a pair of 5s and asked him, “How should I play?”
At this point, Rong Mian only had four 10s in his hand. He held the cards and solemnly contemplated for a long time, then decisively dismantled the bomb without hesitation and played a pair of tens.
Shen Yan was on the verge of going crazy from laughter, while Zhong Yi took a deep breath in agony.
Curious to see what cards he had, Rong Mian wanted to take a look at Zhong Yi’s hand, but Zhong Yi instinctively hid the cards behind him and calmly said, “I can’t afford it.”
Shen Yan: “…..?”
So, Rong Mian happily played his remaining two tens.
He looked at Zhong Yi and whispered, “I won.”
Zhong Yi nodded, paused for a moment, and said, “You learn fast, quite clever.”
Rong Mian’s eyes lit up, and Shen Yan’s expression seemed to have something to say but stopped.
“But, if you had played like that just now, it would have been simpler.”
Zhong Yi put the four aces back into Rong Mian’s hand one by one and explained, “These four cards together can be played directly, it’s called a bomb, only someone who can handle a bomb…”
Today, Zhong Yi inexplicably showed a bit of tenderness.
Rong Mian blinked.
In fact, he felt that Zhong Yi had always been very good to him, even after knowing that his original form was a cat, Zhong Yi treated him just like any other person, without any difference.
He hadn’t told anyone his secret, Zhong Yi acted with him, made dumplings for him to eat, even accompanied him to eat raw fish, and now he was even teaching him how to play a human card game.
Apart from occasionally having a subtly strange attitude when speaking, Rong Mian considered Zhong Yi to be a very patient and good human friend.
Rong Mian really disliked oranges. The skin of this fruit had a stimulating smell that made him feel uncomfortable and even nauseous when he smelled it.
In this moment, Zhong Yi was very close to him, but the scent on his body was clearly a light fragrance of oranges and grass mixed together, but it was surprisingly memorable.
Rong Mian didn’t know how to describe it, but it was a scent that would make people remember it with just one sniff, a very pleasant fragrance.
It was like the scent of orange blossoms or a blooming orange.
Rong Mian didn’t know if it was because of the alcohol from yesterday, but he felt his cheeks and ears starting to feel a bit warm again. He didn’t know what was happening to him.
When Zhong Yi pointed at the cards in Rong Mian’s hand, his fingers lightly brushed against the back of Rong Mian’s hand, and it felt like something was slowly and scorchingly seeping into his bloodstream through his skin.
There was a tingling sensation on the back of his hand, and his eyelashes trembled slightly.
Then suddenly, Rong Mian froze.
“Do you understand?” Zhong Yi asked him, “Luck plays a big role in this game, so you don’t need to be impatient—”
Before Zhong Yi could finish his sentence, he saw the boy beside him suddenly stand up in a panic, his expression seeming a bit lost.
The boy turned his face away and stuttered, “I understand, I… I also need to go to the restroom.”
Without giving Zhong Yi a chance to react, the boy quickly put on his coat and anxiously covered the area at the lower back of his waist with his hand. He swiftly ran off.
Shen Yan, sitting opposite, looked puzzled and said, “What’s wrong with young people these days? Their digestive systems are all messed up.”
“…,” Zhong Yi pondered for a while and said, “Maybe he ate too much sashimi.”
Kong Sandou was sitting in the corner, playing a fashion nail salon game on Rong Mian’s phone.
During the game, an advertisement popped up. Kong Sandou picked up a cup of water and took three big sips, while secretly making a resolution to clear the 20th level for him today.
Just as he put the bucket back on the ground, Kong Sandou looked up and saw Rong Mian, wrapped in a thick coat and holding his lower back, rushing towards her in a panic.
Kong Sandou was taken aback.
“Why are you back?”
Kong Sandou stood up happily and asked, “Did you finish shooting so quickly today? Did Shi Cheng suddenly have a breakthrough? Do you want some water or…?”
Rong Mian gasped and said to her, “My tail, my tail came out.”
Kong Sandou’s eyes widened in an instant.
“What, what’s going on?” Kong Sandou was still a bit confused for a moment, “Isn’t it, you released it yourself—”
Rong Mian shook his head, his ears turning slightly red. He lowered his gaze and held his lower back, feeling it for a while.
“I don’t know why, but it suddenly popped out just now.”
After a while, Rong Mian raised his eyes and somewhat embarrassedly said to Kong Sandou, “And… I seem unable to retract it no matter what.”
How did this happen!