After that, Long Yuxue turned to leave, but Tang Wulin called out after her, "Superior, where do I go for food?"
Long Yuxue asked, "Didn't I tell you about the cafeteria?"
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "You didn't."
Long Yuxue continued, "Are you aware of the rule that newbies don't get food to eat?"
"Huh?" Tang Wulin stared at Long Yuxue in a flabbergasted manner. A legion that didn't feed its soldiers existed?
Long Yuxue said in an indifferent voice, "You have to earn everything here, including even your right to eat. You need to exchange accolades for food. Newbies can take loans, and the amount loaned will be deducted from your future accolades."
Tang Wulin's lips twitched upon hearing this. What a strange army this Blood God Legion was!
"Can I take out a loan from you, Superior?" Tang Wulin asked.
Long Yuxue replied, "Sure, the interest will be 10% per month."
Tang Wulin was rendered speechless upon hearing this. That was way too high! However, he still had to eat, so he could only heave a resigned sigh. "Alright, then I'll take out a loan with you for now."
"Come with me; it's around time for dinner anyway."
The two of them emerged from the barrack, and the cafeteria wasn't far away. After entering the cafeteria with Long Yuxue, Tang Wulin was greeted by the sight of the largest gathering of people he'd seen ever since he entered the Blood God Legion base.
The cafeteria was very spacious, spanning several thousands of square meters. There were at least 2,000 people dining in here, and even more people were entering and exiting the cafeteria.
There were over 10 windows that food could be purchased from, and all of them were simply labeled with the numbers one, two, three, four, etc.
Long Yuxue explained, "The lower the number of the window, the more expensive the food sold, but those foods will also be more nutritious and enhance one's body the most."
Tang Wulin couldn't help but be reminded of the academy's cafeteria rules. However, with his insane past appetite, he didn't really take much notice of all of this; he basically just went to whichever window had enough food for him to eat... Who would've thought that this legion wouldn't even feed him for free? Thankfully, he no longer had the same appetite as he did in the past.
Long Yuxue led Tang Wulin over the sixth window before lining up. Tang Wulin discovered that the smaller the number assigned to a window, the fewer the number of people that would be lined up there. Windows number one, two, and three didn't have a single person lined up in front of them, and very few people would purchase food from those windows.
Second lieutenants, lieutenants, and captains were the most common demographic in the cafeteria, and he hadn't seen a soldier of his rank yet. As for himself, he hadn't even put on his military uniform yet. Long Yuxue was accompanying him anyway, so they weren't going to check his identity.
Tang Wulin had been a foodie all his life, so he was very interested in what foods the first three windows sold, but he was literally completely broke at the moment, so he could only repress his curiosity.
As they were lining up, Tang Wulin asked in a low voice, "Superior, does our legion need blacksmiths?"
Long Yuxue glanced at him, and replied, "Of course we do; different metals are required to repair mechas and things like that. Why do you ask? Are you a blacksmith?"
Tang Wulin nodded in response. "That's right. Can I earn accolades through forging?"
Long Yuxue replied, "You can, but you won't be earning a lot of accolades."
"Will it be enough to feed me?" Tang Wulin asked.
Long Yuxue scoffed, "Are you very worried that you won't have anything to eat? Didn't I lend you some accolades already? You can just repay me after you accumulate some accolades."
Tang Wulin didn't explain anything. It wasn't like he could tell her that he wanted to eat food from the better windows, so he merely nodded in response.
"Yuxue!" Right at this moment, an alluring voice rang out, and Tang Wulin reflexively cast his gaze toward the direction that the voice had come from.
A female captain with a ponytail made her way over to them. Her crisp military uniform complemented her quite well, and in terms of appearance, she was not inferior to Long Yuxue, but the lines of her face were slightly softer.
She had a pair of large eyes that were shimmering with an impish light, and a rare smile appeared on Long Yuxue's face at the sight of her. "Qiyue."
Jiang Qiyue turned her attention to Tang Wulin with a curious look on her face, and asked, "Why's he not wearing a uniform? Is he new here? He's pretty handsome!"
Long Yuxue nodded in response. "He only just arrived and passed his trial today, and he came with me to get some food."
Jiang Qiyue chuckled, "You're too kind-hearted for your own good. You gave him a loan on low interest again, right? If you keep breaking the rules like this, the others are going to have something to say. Everyone else charges a monthly interest rate for 100%, but you're only charging 30%. If anyone else were doing what you're doing, those guys would've confronted you already."
What? A monthly interest rate of 100%?Tang Wulin's eyes widened upon hearing this. Furthermore, Long Yuxue was only charging him a monthly interest rate of 10% rather than 30%! Of course, he wasn't dumb enough to blurt out the truth under such a setting.
Long Yuxue glanced at Tang Wulin, and a faint blush appeared on her face. "The newbies have it hard enough already. We all had to go through the same phase, so why not help them when we can?"
Jiang Qiyue turned toward Tang Wulin, and her smile turned slightly suggestive. "Hey there, handsome, I'm Jiang Qiyue; what's your name?"
"Tang Wulin," Tang Wulin replied with a smile.
His smile was warm and filled with positive energy, and his large eyes were so clear that they seemed to be reflecting the entire world. Jiang Qiyue was momentarily entranced by the sight of his smile, and she couldn't help but be stunned by how handsome he was.
The Blood God Legion definitely had the highest proportion of handsome men among all of the legions, but all of them were far inferior to this newbie! Even with her critical eye, she couldn't pick out a single problem with Tang Wulin, and this was something that had never happened before.
She cocked her head to the side as she turned toward Long Yuxue. "Interesting! How'd his trial go?"
Long Yuxue glanced at her, and replied, "Dunno."
Jiang Qiyue was quite surprised to hear this. "You came with him to the cafeteria, so you must've overseen his trial as well, right? How could you not know how he did?"
Long Yuxue replied, "I couldn't give him a grade; the higher-ups are currently assessing the results."
Jiang Qiyue was even more stunned to hear this. "He did that well?"
Long Yuxue replied, "He definitely did better than you think."
Jiang Qiyue was just about to say something when a boisterous voice rang out from behind her. "I don't buy that!"
The three of them turned to discover a tall and broad male military official making his way toward them. He bore a slight resemblance to Jiang Qiyue, and he was only slightly shorter than Tang Wulin, but he was extremely muscular. In particular, his freakishly musclebound arms were a little scary to look at. Tang Wulin was already quite well-built, but this man's physique put him to shame.
"Brother!" Jiang Qiyue called out before grabbing onto his arm in a wheedling manner.
Tang Wulin had also noticed that he was wearing lieutenant colonel epaulets.
Long Yuxue asked, "What don't you buy?"
The lieutenant colonel's eyes were clearly filled with some type of deeper emotion as he looked at her. "I don't believe that he's as good as you say. What rank do you think he'll be assigned? Second-rank soldier?"
Long Yuxue shook her head. "First-rank soldier."
"Impossible!" the lieutenant colonel exclaimed, "You should know how difficult it is to be rated as a first-rank soldier. We all know how hard it is for people to be promoted in the Blood God Legion without any accolades under their belts!"
Long Yuxue didn't seem to be very fond of him, and turned away to continue to line up.
The lieutenant colonel seemed to have already grown accustomed to her attitude toward him, and he turned toward Tang Wulin as he interrogated, "What makes Yuxue say that you can become a first-rank soldier without earning any accolades?"
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "Hello, Superior, my name is Tang Wulin. I don't know what the judging criteria are, so I can't really comment on this."Prior to coming here, he had learned the best way to make stable progress in the military from the old demons on the demonic island, and offending a lieutenant colonel on his first day definitely wouldn't be a good idea.
"I don't believe what she says. What's your greatest strength?" the lieutenant colonel asked. He displayed no response to the pleasant self-introduction that Tang Wulin had made.
Jiang Qiyue was also appraising Tang Wulin with a curious look on her face.Previous Chapter Next Chapter