Chapter 41: Peaceful Smoke and Fire
The heir was stunned and did not turn around.
The surrounding elites looked at Austin’s back in shock.
Of course, because of Hika, no one was willing to stand up for this heir.
Not mentioning the Faye City Chamber of Commerce behind Hika, just being a tier-three magister was enough to hinder anyone from offending her.
Hika cursed the rich second-generation heir angrily as she picked up her small bag and chased after Austin.
The elites of Faye City were dumbfounded again.
At first, they did not believe that it was Hika who was chasing Austin.
Now it seemed that the possibility was very high.
Outside the magnificent Liboli Hotel, Hika caught up to Austin in high heels and grabbed his hand.
“How can you just leave like that? You’re too hot-tempered.”
Austin turned around and said, “Hot-tempered? If not for the fact that Faye City is under lockdown at night and there’s no way to enter or leave, I would have thrown him into the hunting area outside the city.”
“Isn’t he so awesome that he can crush a corrosive hound with one hand? I’ll make sure he tries that.”
Hika said, “Alright, you should relax a little. Many people in that circle are like this. They are arrogant and think that they are great just because of their wealth.”
“Little did they know that this money is worthless in this chaotic world.”
Austin smiled, not as domineering as before.
“The top floor restaurant in Liboli is too high-class. I’m not used to it as a brute.”
“Come on. I know a decent food stall. I’ll bring you to eat there as a form of apology for being late tonight.”
Hika asked with a faint smile.
Austin nodded and said, “Well, fine. This meal is on me!”
After flagging down a magick taxi, Austin led Hika to the East District.
A food stall along an ordinary street was Austin’s destination.
There were tables and chairs next to a small door outside, and it was almost full of people.
After Austin got out of the car, he grabbed Hika’s hand and walked over.
“Hey, Austin. Hurry up and sit down.”
A plump woman in an apron answered enthusiastically.
“Are there any more seats?”
“Yes, yes, I have reserved a spot for you.
“Eh, is this your girlfriend? She’s so beautiful.”
The plump woman was truly amazed by Hika’s look at first sight.
Hika blushed and was about to explain herself.
Realizing that Austin did not respond, she snorted and somehow remained silent as well.
“Come and sit down. I didn’t expect you to finally understand and even find such a nice girl. You’re so blessed.”
The plump lady led Austin and Hika to an empty table and sat down.
“What do you want to eat tonight? I’ll give you a 20% discount for such a pretty girlfriend!”
Austin pulled out some tissue from the tissue box and wiped the table. “Do you avoid certain food?” he asked Hika.
Hika shook her head. “Have you forgotten that I’m a magister too? I often hunt ferocious beasts and go through life and death situations. I’m not picky about meat or other things. Why would I avoid any food?”
Austin said to the fat woman, “Then we’ll have beef and mutton, stir-fried pig intestines, garlic armor, roasted skewers. Please cook more Sister Yun as we can finish them.”
After his cells evolved, Austin had a huge appetite.
As for a magister, their energy requirements were not small either, so their appetite was naturally larger than ordinary people.
“Alright, I’ll get it ready.”
Sister Yun immediately entered the shop to prepare the dishes.
There was some cooked food that was prepared during the day. After cutting and putting it on a plate, it would be served on the table.
There were also side dishes like boiled peanuts and boiled beans that were provided free of charge. Customers could chat and eat while waiting for their orders.
“How is it? It tastes alright, right?”
“How’s this compared to the food in the top floor restaurant of that Liboli or whatever?”
Austin asked with a smile as he watched Hika eat the beef jerky with relish.
Hika rolled her eyes at Austin, picked up a piece of fat and juicy beef, and popped it in her mouth. “Of course it’s delicious. It’s not like I haven’t eaten at a food stall before.”
Not only did the food taste good, but the atmosphere was also good.
Children ran around the table to play.
The adults laughed around in their conversation.
There was also a girl playing the guitar who accepted ordered songs before singing.
There was a happy, harmonious, and equal aura here.
There was no pretentiousness, no mutual deception, and no class order.
There was only the ordinary, love, food, and simplicity.
There was an old magick transmitter at the food stall.
Magick transmitters were divided into many types, and they could be labeled as televisions, radios, and other items.
It was playing a segment of the evening news.
A reporter stood in front of the mostly burnt magic core power plant in the broadcast of the scene.
“Hello everyone. This is the Faye City News, and it’s eight in the evening. I’m Reporter Lan, reporting to you at the magic core power plant.
“Just an hour ago, I believe everyone heard the explosion from the southern city area.
“It was confirmed that there was an explosion at the Fire Scale Magic Core Power Plant in the South District, causing a huge fire.”
The voice from the magic transmitter attracted the attention of the customers at the food stall.
Their eyes focused on the magick transmitter.
“An explosion occurred in the Fire Scale Magic Core Power Plant?”
“If it was really the explosion at the Fire Scale Magic Core Power Plant, the fire would be massive.”
Austin nodded. “Indeed, it’s scary.”
The female reporter on the magick transmitter continued, “The Faye City Fire Department arrived as soon as possible and began putting out the fire. However, the fire was too big to put out.”
“Right when everyone was at their wits’ end, a miracle occurred.”
The beautiful reporter stopped for a moment. The audience in front of the magick transmitter was scratching their heads, wanting to know what had happened.
“Hurry up and finish reporting!”
“Eh, what’s the point of selling it at the critical moment?”
“This girl is quite pleasant-looking, but she’s wishy-washy.”
The news footage zoomed in on a fireman.
“Now, let’s get a firefighter present to describe the scene when the miracle occurred.”
The pretty reporter handed the microphone to the fireman.
The fireman received the microphone. His face was dark and rough, but his eyes were clear.
As he recalled the scene, excitement and admiration surfaced on his face again.
“To be honest, we don’t know what exactly happened at the time.
“We only saw the intense flames surrounding the magic core power plant flying into the sky as if they have a mind of their own.”