Chapter 4: Spiritual-Eyed Young Man (Three)

In the end, this was Huo Yuhao's first time going out. Even though he had the guidance of the map, he still inevitably took the wrong path a few times. It was only when he kept asking the passersby that he found the correct path again.
As the saying goes, reading ten thousand books is not as good as walking ten thousand miles. After a few days, he felt that he had learned a lot. Without the pressure and restrictions in the Duke's mansion, his mood had also improved a lot. The strange things he had seen along the way made him extremely excited. After all, he was still young, and his body recovered quickly. He didn't feel tired from traveling. Instead, he felt like a bird that had left its cage. After his mother passed away, he felt happy for the first time.
"I've been walking for six days. I should be almost there." Huo Yuhao carefully looked at the map drawn on the paper in his hand and then at the direction pointed by the tree shadows on both sides of the road. He was certain that he was very close to the Star Fighter Forest.
After wiping away the sweat on his forehead, Huo Yuhao walked into the forest by the side of the road and found a shade of trees. Just as he was about to sit down and meditate to recover his strength, suddenly, the sound of flowing water could be heard, causing Huo Yuhao, who was about to sit down, to jump up excitedly.
With water, it meant that he could improve his life!
He closed his eyes and quietly listened to the sound of flowing water. As the owner of his spiritual martial soul, his six senses were much stronger than ordinary people's. Especially when he closed his eyes, his other five senses would be magnified.
Soon, he determined the direction and carefully walked through the forest. His guard was not because the ground in the forest was uneven, but because he was afraid that his clothes would be torn by thorns. This was done by his mother herself.
In less than two hundred meters, he found his target. It was a small stream about three meters wide. The stream water was clear and could see the bottom. The clear stream water brought a refreshing coolness.
Huo Yuhao cheered and quickly took off his clothes. He jumped into the stream that was less than two feet deep. The last time he took a bath was two days ago. The two days of travel had already made him sweat all over. It was simply a comfortable pleasure to take a bath in this clear stream.
After washing up to his heart's content, when he came ashore again, he felt a new feeling. He thought to himself, 'In any case, we're almost at the Star Dou Forest. Let's have a good rest here.'
He changed into the clean clothes in his bag, washed the dirty clothes in the stream, and left them on the branches. Then, he broke a tree branch that was about three feet long.
He took out a short sheathed blade from his waist. The short blade was about a foot or two inches long, and the sheath was dark green in color. It was made of tough leather, and Huo Yuhao did not know what kind of soul beast or animal leather it was. He only knew that this short blade was the only gift his father had given his mother, and he was treated like a treasure by his mother until the moment he passed away.
The hilt of the saber was about five inches long and didn't have any gorgeous decorations, but it gave off an ancient feeling. Not only was it compatible with the handle, it was also extremely comfortable.
He unsheathed his saber, but didn’t make the slightest sound. The seven inches long blade was like a pool of autumn water, and the thin blade seemed to be transparent. Huo Yuhao, who was already used to it, couldn’t help but shiver.
White Tiger Dagger. This was the name his mother had told him.
Huo Yuhao looked at the white tiger dagger, and the excitement in his eyes instantly turned into a thick sense of sadness. From the dazzling blade, he seemed to see his mother's figure again.
He picked up the branch that he had just broken and cut down the white tiger dagger in front of the branch. The blade that emitted a faint green light slashed across the branch as if it had cut into tofu. Three or two times, the front end of the branch became sharp.
Huo Yuhao put the White Tiger Dagger back into its sheath and put it on his waist again. He took the tree branch to the stream.
Taking a deep breath, his eyes instantly lit up. In the clear stream, all the details were magnified in his eyes. The subtle changes in the water ripples, and even the small shrimps in the cracks of the rocks at the bottom of the river couldn't escape the attention of his spirit eyes. Furthermore, everything slowed down in his eyes.
Suddenly, Huo Yuhao struck out like lightning, the branch of the tree in his hand quickly stabbing into the stream.
"Pfft—" He raised his hand and flipped his wrist. A half-foot-long green fish was inserted into his wrist.
The fish was definitely a skill for ordinary people, but for Huo Yuhao, who had the accurate location of his spirit eyes, it was extremely easy. This was also the reason why he was so excited when he heard the sound of flowing water. Apart from catching the fish himself, he had not eaten any other meat for the past six days.
Of course, a small fish was not enough for him to eat. In just a short while, Huo Yuhao inserted more than ten half-foot-long green fish from the river.
"That's great. It's enough to eat for at least two days. It won't be easy to roast it."
Huo Yuhao squatted at the side of the stream in high spirits and used the White Tiger Dagger to clean up all the green fish. The sharp White Tiger Dagger was easy to deal with, regardless of whether it was scratching the scales or breaking the stomach. For Huo Yuhao, who had been working with his mother since he was young, this kind of work was not difficult at all. In fifteen minutes, more than ten fish had been dealt with.
He found some large leaves from the forest, washed them in the stream, and placed the washed fish on top. He found some branches as firewood. In a short while, a small bonfire was lit by the stream.
The seasonings on Huo Yuhao's body were only salt, but it was enough for the grilled fish. He used the thick tree branches to make a few small shelves, then put on the clean green fish with the thin tree branches and wiped the salt into the green fish's stomach. Then, he took out a leaf called Zisu from his bag that he had picked in the forest a few days ago and stuffed it into the green fish's stomach. Only then did he put it on the grill made from the thick tree branches and roast it.
It didn't take long for a special fragrance to spread out above the fire. The fragrance was very strong, and there was a temptation that only belonged to it. As Huo Yuhao slowly flipped over, the green fish gradually turned golden, accompanied by the rich fragrance, making it exceptionally alluring.
This was the first time Huo Yuhao had only roasted two fish, and the rest of the fish had been processed first. If he roasted too much at one time, it would be easy for him to have a problem controlling the fire.
"It smells so good!"
At that moment, a surprised cry rang out. The sound was crisp and pleasant to the ear, but it startled Huo Yuhao.
He looked in the direction of the voice and saw two people walking over from the stream. The person walking in front was a young girl. She looked to be about fifteen or sixteen years old. Her long black hair was combed into a ponytail and hung behind her. She was dressed in a light blue outfit that outlined her tender body.
The Pill Phoenix Eye was large and nimble. It had a nose bridge and a nearly perfect oval face. Its beautiful face was filled with delight as it stared at Huo Yuhao’s grilled fish.
Behind the young girl was a young man who looked about the same age as her. The young man had a slender and straight figure, and his short blue hair was emitting a gem-like luster under the sunlight. Although he was young, he gave off a scholarly feeling. There was a hint of laziness and a smile on his handsome face. He held the back of his head with both hands and looked at Huo Yuhao with interest, but he was looking at humans instead of roasting fish.