Chapter 12: Catnip Hot Spring
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo supports the Little Drunkard Snow Leopard
Just a few days ago, Gu YuMian found treasure in the second-hand market of star network——
A bag of catnip seeds.
There was no catnip in this era and this bag of seeds had been hung in the second-hand market for a long time. The seller named them as ‘wheat seeds unearthed from ancient Earth.’ Even though its price dropped, no one bought it until Gu YuMian.
Black shell, white tip… How was it a wheat seed? It was a catnip seed!
Anyone on Earth who had ever owned cats knew that catnip could greatly improve the quality of life and well-being of cats if it was used properly. Gu YuMian was immediately moved and sent a message to the seller, [Hello, is this bag of seeds still there? How much is it, please?]
The seller replied quickly: [800-star coins.]
The seed was bought at a high price from a businessman who went to ancient Earth with the army. At that time, it cost nearly 8,000-star coins. At that time, the businessman blew the bag of seeds into the sky. It said that many animals would be fascinated by it. The potential value of the bag of seeds was immeasurable.
After the poor little chinchilla bought it, he went to various botanists and experimented with various methods. He could not grow it. Finally, it was taken to the Local Academy of Sciences for identification. The identification result said that this was a bag of common discolored wheat seeds. It was a pit given by a black-hearted businessman.
Although eight hundred star coins was a little expensive, it was still bought by Gu YuMian. He paid immediately.
When he brought it back, Gu YuMian was worried about whether it would take too long to plant it. He bought high nutrient substrate and fine soil, sand and clay from the Internet, drilled planting holes according to the distant memory and planted them in sunny places.
As a result, what he didn’t expect was that the catnip grew very fast!
In the past four days, there had been several flourishing clusters, even outside the basin. Gu YuMian had to cut some.
“It seems that the soil nutrients in the interstellar age are very good,” said Gu YuMian, who was surprised and pleased because he was just a layman and had such a gratifying result. “It can be planted so easily.”
… If that Mr. Chinchilla heard him say that, he would be spitting out blood.
In fact, catnip had no obvious effects and side effects on a cat’s health. The effect was very short, but it would make them feel very happy — of course, they needed to control the quantity too.
Now, with so much catnip, Gu YuMian immediately began to think about how to improve the life of the little snow leopard.
He should try to find a way first, so how to use it? Gu YuMian thought for a while and soon had an idea.
“TuanTuan, you can take a bath again today,” Gu YuMian coaxed the leopard with his paw. “How about a hot spring?”
The little snow leopard glanced at him inexplicably. Hot spring? What strange things was this man talking about now?
After hearing about the support spots of the new project yesterday, the leopard had been trying to urge Gu YuMian to make efforts to live broadcast and improve his popularity, but the man had been around a pile of grass all day, which made the little snow leopard very dissatisfied.
The main thing was…
What was that grass leaf? Was it better than him? Why was he paying so much attention to it?
Gu YuMian didn’t know that the little snow leopard was eating a pot of vinegar over the catnip, which he would joke about for a long time. At this moment, Gu YuMian only wanted to bathe the snow leopard.
Cats didn’t need to bathe frequently, but it had been more than a week since the last time he bathed the snow leopard. Moreover, Gu YuMian observed that the little snow leopard did not reject water, and loved to be clean.
——Gu YuMian had been to a catnip hot springs before. He planned to follow the example of ancient humans and made a catnip hot spring for the snow leopard.
At seven o’clock that night, Gu YuMian turned on the live broadcast.
“Hello, I’m Gu YuMian. This is Xue Tuan.” After introducing himself as usual, Gu YuMian was very flattered by the rapidly increasing number of audience members and the constantly updated barrage. “Today, I’d like to make a hot spring for my little Xue Tuan and have Shouxi hot pot 2 for dinner.”
[Cat’s Meow: Here! MianMian finally started broadcasting!!]
[South China Tiger Will Never Blind Date: What is a hot spring? What is Shouxi hot pot?? No matter, I want it first!!]
[There’s a Cloud: Is the anchor participating in the new talent support project recently? I’ll support you! MianMian, my heart is only for you, deep-water torpedo to you.]
[Sleeping in the Deep Sea: A new reporter reported that the last barbecue of the host was really delicious. I watched the video twenty times. QAQ]
Gu YuMian watched the barrage for a while and picked up the snow leopard.
The little snow leopard was staring at the number of online viewers in the live broadcast room. After being picked up by Gu YuMian, he sat on his shoulder.
“Don’t worry. Today’s food is delicious, too.” Gu YuMian bent his eyes. “Let’s start now.”
The picture was black. Soon it switched to the perspective of the little snow leopard. A careful audience would find that the surrounding environment was very similar to that of the last barbecue, in the top garden of Gu YuMian’s house. But this time, Gu YuMian made a proper transformation of the surrounding environment to match the hot spring atmosphere——
Surrounded by lush potted plants, the pebbled pool was in the middle, steaming with heat and white fog. Gu YuMian’s ‘hot spring’ was similar to the touted ‘bath.’
Then the old audience began to wonder.
[There’s a Cloud: As the anchor said before, aren’t we not suitable for bathing?]
[South China Tiger Will Never Blind Date: To be honest, I’m a little afraid. Do you want us to lie in it?]
[Cat’s Meow: Let’s wait and see, I believe that MianMian must have his reason.]
Gu YuMian held the snow leopard and walked through the lush potted plants. At this time, the scene inside gradually unfolded——
The hot air was steaming and the stars were twinkling all over the sky. The water in the pool paved with pebbles turned out to be moving water. The blue warm water came out of a bamboo tube, filled the pebble pool and flowed to another container.
The pool was obviously specially designed and reconstructed by Gu YuMian. It was just the right size for the little snow leopard. It was not too deep that it would submerge his mouth and nose, and it was very bright.
“I said last time that many cats are not suitable for baths,” Gu YuMian said as he poured the prepared bath salt into the small pool. “This is because the narrow and humid environment will make them uneasy. In addition, only the flowing water can make them feel clean.”
The bath salts had the extracted catnip, and were mixed with some other ingredients. It soon melted into the water, and the air was full of a light mint fragrance. 3 Gu YuMian controlled the amount of catnip so that it would not excite or hallucinate the little snow leopard, but make it feel comfortable and happy.
“Do you like it or not? It’s a little bit cold today. It should be comfortable to have a hot spring.” Gu YuMian held the little snow leopard and gently put it beside the pool, and scratched the back of its ear. “By the way, there are stars today. Are they beautiful?”
The little snow leopard put out his paw to test the water. Then, before Gu YuMian could do anything, he stepped into the pool himself.
At this moment, the audience’s sense of substitution was very strong.
With Gu YuMian’s gentle whispering, they could immediately feel that the temperature had indeed dropped, and now it was warm and cold in early spring. Skin exposed to the air felt cool, and the only heat source was in front of it. After the bath salt was added, the water turned a slight milky shade. The tip of the nose was touched by the warm water vapor and light fragrance, and the flowing sound was pattering.
Gu YuMian’s attitude was always like this, very casual and gentle, as if no matter what was decided, he would wholeheartedly approve, and his ultimate goal was just to make the leopard happy.
In the open field of vision, the light was dim and yellow, and the stars seemed to rush towards them. The too gentle and quiet environment would dilute the original tension and fears, and let everyone start to look forward to the instant of feeling the hot water touching their skin——
The next second, the warm flowing water came up gently and spread all over the body.
Countless people opened their eyes at the same time!
The touch of warm water flowed gently over every inch of their skin, with the light fragrance of catnip and a little scent of sea salt. The proper comfort made people feel a bit numb. In the water, it was as if they had stepped into a completely warm and isolated dream.
Early spring, Star River, night, evening wind.
Hearing, vision and feeling reached the most comfortable state at the same time, which made people want to narrow their eyes and indulge in this moment.
And it was not just that.
After the initial adaptation to the water temperature, soon, a gentle touch fell on their body.
The youth’s fingers were slender and warm. He kneaded the foam in his palm and ran his fingertips through the warm water, gently soothing the leopard’s back from his neck and chin to the back, taking away all the dirt and hiding the cold below, so that every cell seemed to give a sigh of satisfaction.
The snow leopard unconsciously wagged his tail and rubbed Gu YuMian’s palm.
“I’ve prepared some low-grade blueberry wine, and I’ll give you a taste later.” Gu YuMian said.
As soon as the voice fell, the nose smelled the fragrance of blueberries accompanied by wine, which made people faint after breathing it. After soaking in such a comfortable hot spring, eating hot pot with the same heat accompanied by delicious iced blueberry wine… 4
Gu YuMian always kept everything in order.
His young skin was warm and delicate, which made people feel that it was softer than the night. A hot spring when the weather turned cold, a barbecue at the seaside in the evening, the care and hot tea after a day’s tiring work; the rhythm of life was set to the most appropriate position by him, all the audience had to do was trust him, rely on him and love him.
It was addictive.
The audience was completely immersed in this atmosphere, it took a long time to wake up from the dream, and countless bullet screen comments were flying in one after another!
[Lie in the deep sea: All gifts to the host!!! It’s the first time I have had this feeling since I grew up. ]
[There’s a Cloud: Today’s hot spring is really perfect. The atmosphere and bath salt, as well as the host’s arrangements, are the best! A firework for you!]
[Cat’s Meow: It’s over. I’m totally addicted. I want to steal the human from little Xue Tuan’s house!!!]
[South China Tiger Will Never Blind Date: I want to steal the human +1. In fact, I want to steal the host and Xue Tuan both. Can I kidnap them and take them both to my house together?]
One gift after another exploded, and the special effects were linked together, making the curtain almost invisible. Several fans even threw fireworks at the same time, triggering several platform-wide sweepstakes, and suddenly the number of viewers rose to a peak.
Today, Gu YuMian was not put in the recommended position, but countless gifts and his increasing audience soon pushed him to the top ten of the day, which was the same as the amazing popularity of the last barbecue.
On the other side, the host, Cigarette was almost out of breath.
In order to build up the new talent support project, he bought the water army and the hot topic for a long time in advance. He planned to take advantage of the official ‘new talent support spot’ tag of Starry Sky and step on Gu YuMian, who was too bold recently.
Who could have thought that his water army just started to brush up topics such as ‘Cigarette Food’, ‘human get out of the live broadcast circle,’ when suddenly, the official tag from Starry Sky was completely occupied by another!
It turned out that some fans posted the live video and photos they took at will on Star Net.
The picture showed a hazy steaming heat, and the young man was half kneeling by the pool. His sleeve was pulled up, showing a white and delicate wrist. His hair was slightly wet, and his butterfly-like eyelids hung down, covering his light amber eyes. There was a very shallow dimple near his lips.
And what made people want to laugh and cry was that this photo was forwarded by a blogger who couldn’t fight with eight poles. The blogger usually focused on pushing all kinds of immortal beauties. Even so, when she saw the photo of Gu YuMian, she still had a bright spot.
[Focus on kowtow face V: Which new brother is this? I had a heart attack. \@Lie in the deep sea: Look at the immortal!! 5555 [picture] [Video].]
[One eye heartbeat: + 1, have you found him yet? Which company? Ah ah, brother, I want!!!]
[I’ve brought the chicken coop: Sisters, calm down… I can’t calm down at all!!]
[This seems to be a plain person, no filter, no plain fan lens, to this extent, is it a person??]
[It’s not an idol, it’s the anchor of the star platform! Room No. 342xxx, sisters, hurry to see the immortal!]
The power of fans was terrifying. They first got the shortlisted anchor photos published in the “new support project” tag from this blogger, occupied several topics just maliciously painted by Cigarette, and then found the star live broadcast.
This pushed Gu YuMian’s popularity up one more floor, surpassing the newly improved Cigarette again. Gu YuMian had just started broadcasting for an hour, and he even made it into the top three of the hot spots of the day.
- Catnip, also known as catmint, is a plant from the mint family, and to humans, it has a minty smell, while to cats, it basically gets them high, think of it as kitty marijuana.
- Random wine tip: If you want to keep your wine cold but do not want to water it down using ice, you can freeze grapes and add them to your glass. If you have a raspberry wine, blueberry wine, or sangria, you can use the same concept with the associated fruit.