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Then, Tao Ran became their eldest brother. In prison, it was better to be a big brother than a little brother, wasn't it? The eldest brother was privileged, and all the benefits were enjoyed by the eldest brother first, such as eating.
The prisons in ancient times were certainly not as humane as modern prisons. It was impossible for each prisoner to have three meals a day. It was already considered good to just have a full meal a day, and not everyone could eat.
Generally, the first one to eat was the eldest brother, then the second elder brother, and so on. At the bottom of the prison, it was not bad to have a bite.
Tao Ran had just been imprisoned and was given the throne of the eldest brother, which was only a single bed in this cell. It was covered with worn-out quilts and straw, and other people could only sleep on the ground.
When it was time to eat, a few jailers walked over with a few dirty-looking wooden barrels and distributed food from cell to cell. They didn’t even look at how many people were in a cell and just gave a random amount of food. When it was their cell’s turn, the jailer filled in a few bowls of gruel that looked neither thin nor thick and then threw a few steamed buns in.
"Eating time, eating time..."
The jailer walked away carrying the bucket. Tao Ran and the other prisoners in this cell were dumbfounded. The fat brother snorted, then took the steamed buns and a bowl of food that no one knew what it contained, and walked towards Tao Ran. He said, "Brother, we have dinner."
Tao Ran looked at the food, and simply could not be more disgusted. Since he transmigrated, or it could be said that since he was born, this should be the worst meal he has eaten, right? Tao Ran had no appetite just looking at it, but thinking that he couldn't be too picky when he was in the cell, he said, "Just give me a few steamed buns. You can eat the rest."
"Hey, okay." The eldest brother had spoken, how could anyone dare not listen.
Tao Ran sat on the bed and ate the steamed buns. The steamed buns were already cold and were hard and tasteless in the middle. Tao Ran took a torturous bite, and his ears were filled with the noises of inmates who were eating.
Tao Ran ate the steamed buns dazedly, meditating to deceive himself silently in his heart. These are not cold steamed buns. These are not cold steamed buns. This is roasted duck leg. This is roasted duck leg...
He closed his eyes and hypnotized himself while chewing the food in his mouth vigorously. He didn't know if he had mastered hypnotism without a teacher, but when he took a bite, he really seemed to smell the roast duck.
"System." He said in his heart: "It must be that you can't endure seeing me suffering, so you're helping me, right? It's useless to just change the smell, so could you can help me change the taste too?"
Xiaomei looked at him with her legs in her arms, her panda face full of disgust.
Tao Ran opened his eyes and saw a jailer opening the door of the cell next to his, carrying a food box inside. Only then did Tao Ran realize the difference between the next cell and his cell; it was not only much cleaner and tidier, but also had a table, stools, and clean bedding on the bed.
The jailer took out three plates of fragrant dishes from the food box and a bowl of white rice, and also thoughtfully prepared a drink. Then, he said: "It's time to eat."
The bed in the cell moved, and a person came out of the quilt, saying, "Take it away. Even if I starve to death, I won't eat that person's food."
The jail guard persuaded: "Why are you doing this? Why can't you get along with yourself?"
Seeing that it didn't work, the jail guard didn't intend to persuade him anymore, so he said, "The food is here. If you want to eat it, you can eat it yourself."
Then, he went out and locked the door.
Xiaomei said: "Host, did you see the person? He is the male protagonist Gu Yinglian."
"He's Gu Yinglian?" Tao Ran looked at the sulking man sitting on the bed in the cell next door, and thought that Gu Yinglian was indeed locked in the sky prison by Xuanyuan Yan at this time. He didn't expect to be in the cell next to him.
He looked at the cold and hard steamed buns in his hands, and suddenly a plan came to his mind. He got off the bed, walked to the fence between the two cells, and shouted at the next door: "Hey, next door."
Gu Yinglian turned his head, revealing a jade-like face with pear blossoms and rain. It was really unbearable for a man to have such a face, although Tao Ran's current situation was similar.
The fat man behind him said: "Brother, don't bother. The man next door ignores people."
Then, he heard Gu Yinglian say: "What's the matter?"
In fact, Gu Yinglian was not ignoring people, but at the same time, he was not talking freely to everyone. He had had no worries about food and clothing since he was a child, and he was the son of an official and eunuch, with a sense of innocence. He was kept in prison, and Xuanyuan Yan secretly took care of him. The prisoners living in the other cells were dirty and smelly, so he didn't want to care about them.
But Tao Ran was different. Tao Ran's body was a male favorite specially raised by the palace. He was fair and beautiful. In addition, he had just arrived, and he was still clean in fine silk clothes, which was a world of difference compared with other smelly prisoners.
Gu Yinglian hadn't talked to people for many days, so when he suddenly saw Tao Ran, he had a little desire to talk.
Tao Ran said, "Are you really not going to eat?"
Gu Yinglian stubbornly said, "I won't eat."
In fact, Gu Yinglian didn't stop eating but just ate less. Sometimes when he was really hungry, he would eat a little secretly, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible.
Seeing his attitude so resolute, Tao Ran was delighted and said, "Then give me to eat."
Gu Yinglian: "Huh?"
"Give it to me." Tao Ran said, "Anyway, since you don't want to eat it, then give it to me. Otherwise, it will be more of a waste."
Gu Yinglian's mouth trembled a few times, trying to say that this was food from the big bad guy. But he couldn't expect everyone to hate Xuanyuan Yan as much as he did, and if he didn't agree, Xuanyuan Yan would think he cared for the things she sent.
So Gu Yinglian got off the ground, walked to the table, and said, "Which one do you want to eat?"
"Give it all to me." Tao Ran said, "I'm not a picky eater."
"..." Gu Yinglian felt a little aggrieved. He didn't eat anything at all. If I gave you all of it, what would I do if I starved to death?
However, because of problems such as saving face, he arrogantly brought all the dishes to Tao Ran. Just when he was about to give Tao Ran the rice, Tao Ran said, "I don't care about the rice, I'll just eat the sides."
He didn't know why, but Gu Yinglian suddenly had a moving urge to cry that he saved himself a meal...
There were three dishes: roast duck, twice-cooked pork, and a plate of cold lily, which was really healthy with meat and vegetables. Tao Ran had just experienced such a tragic cold steamed bun dinner. At this time, eating hot dishes, he was simply extremely happy. The little brothers behind him were attracted by the fragrance, and each of them stared at Tao Ran with green eyes and swallowed, waiting for Tao Ran to share the dishes with them.
After Tao Ran was full, the only left on the plate of cooked pork were the side dishes, and only the neck and feet were left in the roast duck. The cold lily was half-eaten. He didn't like vegetarian dishes. The fat man leaned in and salivated: "Brother, drink some water."
Tao Ran took the water to drink, and the fat man said again, "Brother, can you still eat it?"
Tao Ran knew what he meant, and said, "If you want to eat it, take it."
"Hey, thank you, brother!"
The fat man was overjoyed, so he took the food and went to the side to eat.
Tao Ran ate and drank enough. Leaning on the bed happily, he wondered why there were all male prisoners here. In ancient prisons, there were no distinctions between men's and women's prisons. In the sky prison, men and women were locked together in chaos. This was the world of female deity, and there should be more female prisoners.
When Tao Ran first came in, he found that there were all male prisoners, and some cells were even empty. It should be Xuanyuan Yan who did not want the delicate Gu Yinglian to be locked up with a group of old ladies but specifically ordered for him to be in a separate and well-equipped cell. He could be considered lucky to have been brought under Gu Yinglian’s protagonist light; otherwise, the situation may have been even worse.
Thinking of this, Tao Ran shouted at the next door: "Hey, brother, what's your name?"
Gu Yinglian's timid voice came over, "My name is Gu Yinglian."
"Good name." Tao Ran praised: "It's a good match for you."
Hearing someone appreciating his name, Gu Yinglian was a little happy and said, "What about you? What is your name?"
Tao Ran wanted to say that he was Tao Ran, but he had a name in this world, although he didn't like that name very much. Tao Ran said, "My name is Ye Tan,"
"Ye Tan?" Gu Yinglian said, "Is it the kind of flower that only blooms at night? What a beautiful name."
Well, in fact, the two of them had similar names, and they both had extraordinary mothers. Tao Ran said, "Why don't you eat?"
Gu Yinglian said, "I was framed by a very nasty woman and sent to sky prison, and she also sent these meals to me. I don't want to eat her food."
"That's it." Tao Ran said, "but you will starve to death if you don't eat."
Gu Yinglian felt wronged for an instant and wanted to cry. Tears filled his eyes, and he said sadly: "But I can't give in to her, I... someone will come to save me."
That person was of course Emperor Xuanyuan Mo. Tao Ran knew it in his heart, but still pretended not to know anything, "But if you starve to death, it will be useless even if that person will come to save your body."
Gu Yinglian thought about it too. If he really starved to death, he would never see that person again.
Gu Yinglian said, "You mean, I should eat?"
"Well, everyone wants to eat." After a pause, Tao Ran said: "But don't eat too much, just give me a little bit."
Every day, someone reported to Xuanyuan Yan about Gu Yinglian's situation. Today, the guard of the Sky Prison came to the palace and said, "Your Majesty, your subordinate is here."
Xuanyuan Yan asked about Gu Yinglian, "How is he, did he eat today?"
The person said: "Today, a new male prisoner came into the cell next door. He ate all of Gu gonzi’s food."
"What?" Xuanyuan Yan said angrily, "Who dares to bully Yinglian so boldly?"
"That... It’s Ye Tan who was sent to the prison from the palace just now."
Hearing this name, Xuanyuan Yan felt a pain in her chest and thought of that desperate kick.
"He’s too much," she said. Even if he kicked the king in the palace, he still bullied my beautiful and fragile Yinglian when he arrived in the sky prison! He was really crossing the line!
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