AST 2123 - Rainflower Pavilion's Pavilion Mistress, Two Divine Square Cauldrons
The idea of this had made Qing Shui curious. He wondered if the Rainflower Pavilion's Pavilion Mistress had gotten some kind of terminal illness and came looking for him. It should be a good thing. He should be able to obtain quite a lot of benefits from getting to know such a person.
Two hours later, the Rainflower Pavilion's Pavilion Mistress arrived at the Imperial Cuisine Hall.
When Qing Shui saw this lady, he was astonished. She looked like how a woman in her 30s would appear in his previous life. However, the same couldn't be applied to this world. Still, from her vitality, Qing Shui could tell that she was in her prime.
The lady was very dignified and well-embodied. Her beautiful hair was done up and her snow-white neck was long and slender, translucent and flawless like jade. Her eyes were very beautiful, clear yet with a hint of coldness. However, the corner of her lips was slightly curled upward.
This formed a mysterious charm along with her slender waist with her well-rounded butt and straight legs. Qing Shui couldn't tell that she had gotten some kind of terminal disease just from her appearance, but still stood up and got her to come in anyway.
"Sister Nuo Lan! Miraculous Physician Qing!" The lady spoke up. There was a mature charm in her voice.
"Sister Man Jing!" Nuo Lan gave the lady a hug happily.
Qing Shui didn't expect that the two of them were on such good terms. He nodded, "Hello."
"Sister Man Jing, what happened to you? This is a place to treat terminal diseases." Nuo Lan asked worriedly.
"Mine isn't a terminal disease, but I do hope that Miraculous Physician Qing can help me. On Nuo Lan's account, please help me!" Man Jing looked toward Qing Shui and said softly.
Qing Shui felt that this lady was good with her words and didn't pressurize him with her identity but instead, brought Nuo Lan into the picture. This made Qing Shui felt very good. He nodded, "Alright, go on. How do you want me to help you?"
"I want to have a child."
Qing Shui almost stumbled and even Nuo Lan was stunned. She looked at Qing Nuo, her expression was a mix of being puzzled, surprised, and stunned.
Man Jing then noticed her choice of words and quickly said, "I meant that I can't get pregnant. I've looked up many physicians and alchemists, but it's useless. I heard that Miraculous Physician Qing has amazing medical skills and came to try my luck."
Qing Shui heaved a sigh of relief, nodding, "Let me take your pulse."
Man Jing rolled up her sleeves to reveal a part of her snow-white wrist. Qing Shui placed his hands on it and frowned for a while before letting go.
"How is it, Miraculous Physician? Can I still be a mother in this lifetime?" Man Jing asked, worriedly.
"Let's put it this way. Your body is short of a meridian channel that's required for giving birth." Qing Shui used the simplest way to explain the situation.
Man Jing's countenance turned a pale. This was the greatest blow to a woman who wished to become a mother. She won't be able to give birth to and dote on her own child in this lifetime. The thought of that warming scene made her heart felt as if it was being torn up into pieces. When she looked at how other families had parents and children, how there were young children playing around... That domestic bliss was one which she had yearned for the most.
Qing Shui looked at Man Jing's expression before coming up with something and said, "It's not impossible, but you'd have to put up with a great deal of pain and you will also lose something in the process."
Upon hearing Qing Shui's words, Man Jing looked at Qing Shui hopefully, "I'm not afraid of pain. I can afford to lose anything."
"I can help you to mend up this meridian channel by replacing it with another. When I do, your cultivation will be affected. You'll probably lose around 10% of your strength and it might also affect your progress in attaining breakthroughs in the future." Qing Shui explained.
"I'm willing to give up all of my strength, let alone just 10% of it, as long as I can get pregnant." Man Jing said earnestly.
Qing Shui had underestimated a woman's resolve when they wanted to become a mother. He then suggested, "You better discuss this with your husband first. It'll be best if he can come here as well."
"That's not an issue." Man Jing nodded and got someone to notify her husband.
It wasn't long before Man Jing's husband arrived. This man was very mature and had a strong businessman aura. His cultivation was around Peak Martial Emperor, but he had an indescribable disposition. He was mature, reliable, and very handsome, giving off a very comfortable feeling.
Upon seeing Man Jing, he didn't attempt to hide the love and pity he felt for her. "Man Jing, I have said it before. It's fine if we don't have kids. I'm satisfied with just having you by my side."
"You weren't willing when I asked you to get married again. Zhong Clan's line will be broken like this." Man Jing said softly.
"Countless family lines gets broken every day in this world. Since things have come down to this, I'll accept it. Don't be like this in the future. My heart aches whenever I see you like this." The man smiled dotingly.
Qing Shui now understood. Women wanted to be pampered on, even if it was a poised and mature woman like Man Jing.
"Miraculous Physician Qing says that he can treat my condition. We can have our own kid now." Man Jing said happily.
Qing Shui explained the situation to this man again. The man looked at Man Jing and knew that he won't be able to stop her and thus agreed to the condition. He understood Man Jing too well. In order to get a child, she could give up on everything. She could even sacrifice her own life for her child's, even if she would only be able to enjoy a single day of being a mother.
What was important wasn't how long one's life was, but rather, if one had beautiful memories and a resplendent point in their life.
Qing Shui got to it very quickly. This was the first time he had attempted to change one's meridian channels like this. He even brought out the Life and Death Needles which he had rarely used.
The extraction or connection of meridian channels was a painful process. Although Qing Shui tried to stop the pain, it wouldn't remove all hints of the pain completely. However, Man Jing clenched her teeth and persisted on.
After two long hours, the process was completed. Qing Shui kept the Gold Needles and the Life and Death Needles, letting out a long exhale as he did so.
Man Jing's body was a little weak and would need to take a few days to recover. However, she was a strong cultivator and her recovery abilities were much stronger than ordinary people.
"Miraculous Physician Qing, how can I ever thank you for this?" Man Jing smiled and looked at Qing Shui.
"It won't be too late to give me your thanks after the child has been born." Qing Shui joked.
"I saw at the door that you accept cauldrons. I happen to have two here. Let me give them to you! I'll come and thank you again if I really were to give birth to a child." Man Jing handed Qing Shui two Divine Square Cauldrons.
Qing Shui was very pleased. This was the thing he was short of the most.
To Qing Shui, these two Divine Square Cauldrons were definitely enough for the treatment fees. It was a lot better than what he had expected.
"It's enough. I need this thing right now and just these two is enough for the fees." Qing Shui said seriously.
"I got these from a Divine Temple's relics. If you need them, I can help to keep a lookout for you. They are good to look at but pretty useless otherwise." Man Jing said.
"Thank you very much."
"You're welcome. If you have anything you need help in the future, just get Nuo Lan to let me know. If it's something I can do, I'll definitely help you out." Man Jing said happily.
Man Jing left with that man. Qing Shui looked at the two Divine Square Cauldrons in his hand and felt especially happy. Right now, it would take two Divine Square Cauldrons to increase one grade for Divine Weapons. Now that he had two, after being put through the Treasure Basin, could they be able to increase the grades by two?
Qing Shui was full of anticipation. Right now, the Divine Square Cauldron was something which he craved to get his hands on the most.