Chapter 18 –

 

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Michael was very surprised. Although the [Yang Zhou Fried Rice] is indeed delicious, the portion was quite generous. Even those that could eat a lot would definitely be full after eating two plates. Does this mean that dwarves have bigger appetites than humans?

Despite his suspicions, Michael’s face is still as emotionless as ever. He nodded his head, “All right, please wait for a moment.”

Then he cleared the empty plate and made his way to the Kitchen.

Moby also bowed his head as he continued to attack his food with relish. The more he eats, the happier he becomes. This type of succulent food has the effect of a medium restoration potion. If he continues to eat this dish regularly, Moby felt that he would be able to restore his body to peak condition, and maybe work for several more decades.

“Woah, Grandpa Dwarf. You are indeed awesome! You can finish 3 plates!” Amy opened her mouth in astonishment, and was looking at Moby with a mixture of admiration and envy.

Moby raised his head and looked at Amy. This is the first time that he did not feel that the young lady was despising him. He felt quite pleased, and sit up straight. Then he ate another mouthful of the fried rice, and boasted, “This type of fried rice, not to mention 3 plates, I can easily finish 4 plates!”

“Really? Can you really eat so much?” Amy’s expression was full of admiration, and you could almost see the stars shining in her eyes.

Moby hesitated and looked at the expression of awe on Amy’s face, and he could not bring himself to say no. He nodded his head and replied, “Of course, it is real!”

“Papa, Papa! Grandpa Dwarf says he wants to eat a fourth plate. Remember to cook one plate for him. Otherwise, he would not have enough to eat!” Amy immediately shouted out loud into the kitchen.

“En?!!!”

Moby turned around and looked at the innocent smile on Amy’s face. He felt something seemed to be off.

“Is this what you want?” Michael turned around and asked Moby. His face was as expressionless as ever, in his heart, he was in peas of laughter. If he did not know Amy’s character, he would also suspect Amy of forcing his customers to purchase something he does not want or need.

“That….” Moby’s face was a bit embarrassed. Although he had a bigger appetite than most men, after 2 plates of fried rice, he was quite full. With 3 plates, he would be very full. If he had a 4th plate, his stomach would probably be bloated and swollen.

“Grandpa Dwarf, you yourself told me that you could eat 4 portions. If you are lying to me, I will not like you anymore.” Amy pouted and spoke in earnest.

Moby wanted to slap himself. Why did he boast so much? If it was any other person, he had no qualms about not ordering a 4th plate. But looking at the young lady who was earnestly and anxiously staring at him, he could not bring himself to admit that he had lied. After a slight hesitation, he bit his teeth and looked at Michael, and said, “Right, one more plate!”

“Woo hoo! This is real! Grandpa dwarf is really incredible.” Amy happily clapped her hands, and the smile on her face was so genuine.

“Forget it. It is difficult for me to have the opportunity to eat such tasty food. Maybe it is a blessing to eat until my stomach swells.” Moby was trying to console himself. But when he looked at the delighted smiled and the look of reverence in Amy’s eyes, he immediately beamed with pride.

One more plate of Yang Zhou fried rice is nothing!

“All right, please wait a moment.” Michael nodded his head, and cooked more rice. As he was cooking the 3rd plate of fried rice, he could not help looking back at Amy. His eyes were filled with gratefulness to Amy.

Today she was above to successfully retain the first customer, and also sold four plates of fried rice. This little girl should be proud of her achievements.

Michael took out the two plates of fried rice and placed them on Moby’s table.

Amy immediately stared at Moby as he polished off the two extra plates of fried rice.

When Moby finally put down the spoon, he burped with satisfaction. Having stomached 4 plates of [Yang Zhou Fried Rice], he was feeling very warm and comfortable. His worries of having a swollen belly were unfounded. Instead, he felt a feeling of great satisfaction rise up, as if his life had finally become complete.

Michael was also observing Moby as the latter ate. Looking at the empty plates, he suddenly felt very good, as if he had accomplished something great. Being a chef is not too bad after all.

“Grandpa Dwarf, if you are done with your meal, the bill is ….. 2400 copper coins. Please pay now.” nobody noticed when Amy walked towards the table,  held out her tiny hands, and look very fierce as she requested payment.

“All right, but I did not have so much copper coins. I will give you 24 gold coins instead.” Moby smiled as he replied, and from his pocket, he picked up his coin bag.

“Gold coins?” Amy was surprised, and looked back and asked Michael, “Papa, 24 gold coins and 2400 copper coins, which is more?”

“It is the same. 1 gold coin is equal to 100 copper coins.”  Michael smiled as he explained to Amy. He was quite surprised that this girl could count up to the thousands figure. But it looked like this girl is not very good with the exchange rate of gold and copper coins.

“Oh… ” Amy seemed to understand as she nodded her head.

“Here, 24 gold coins.” Moby carefully placed the gold coins onto Amy’s outstretched hands. These coins seem like a small hill on her tiny hands.

“Wow! The gold coins are so beautiful!” Amy’s eyes sparkled. She carried the gold coins and carefully placed them a nearby table and begin to count them.

“The [Yang Zhou Fried Rice] that you made is very tasty. May I know your name?” Mobby looked at Michael and asked. He pulled his gaze away from Amy and picked up his heavy warhammer.

“Michael.” Michael smiled as he replied. This guest may be a bit proud and easy to anger, but he is quite easy to get along with.

Moby was surprised as he glanced at Michael. There are very few people in this world that introduced themselves without specifying their surname. But in the City of Sin, there are also a lot of people that are trying to conceal their identities, and he is one of these people.

Therefore, he did not give the matter much thought, and smiled as he nodded his head, “Then I will call you boss Mike. My name is Moby, you can call me old Mold. I will be back to dine here again.”

“Great, see you again.” Michael smiled as he nodded his head.

“Young Lady, in future you should address me as Grandpa Moby and not as Grandpa dwarf.” Moby was about to leave, but he could not resist informing Amy.

“All right, Grandpa Dwarf Moby.” Amy was totally absorbed in counting the gold coins and she replied without lifting her head.

“This girl….” Moby shook his head and made his way out. This girl could make him speechless with rage. But if you considered her words, she did not say anything offensive. The most damning thing is that she is so cute, and he could not bring himself to scold her.

Michael cleared the plates and spoons on the table. He looked at the Amy, who was counting the gold coins again and again with a sparkle in her eyes. Looks like this little kid not only loves to eat, she also love money. A glutton and a money-grabber, what an irresistible combination!

He entered the kitchen and immediately prepared lunch for himself.

A short while later, Michael exited the kitchen with a plate of Yang Zhou Fried rice in his hand.

Amy, who was excitedly counting the gold coins a moment ago, had now lie restlessly on the table. When she heard the sound of her father’s footsteps, she looked up at Michael and asked, “Papa, am I useless? I could not even collect the money properly, how do I help Papa?”

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