AST 2212 - Nalan Qing, Tribulation Evasion Pill Done
“You’re right, but it is hard to make friends these days. It is a luxury to have one true friend in one’s entire life. In fact, many people don’t even have a true friend in their whole lives. When you are at your peak, you might have a bunch of friends. Once you fail, it would be considered as lucky if they don’t strike you while you’re down,” The man said emotionally.
After listening to the man, Qing Shui smiled and said, “This is how the world works. It is profit-driven. Actually, everyone should have this realization. You can make yourself do it but you can’t make others do the same thing. Sometimes, if you do things right, other things might happen without an extra effort.”
“That is true. You can’t make others do it. You may force them using brute force but it is not their own will. You may force them while you have the ability now, but you will lose the advantage once you lose the ability. Besides, they might retaliate for what they had been forced to do. Thus, a man has to be kind,” The man said happily.
They spent some time chatting casually. This man’s strength was not bad, but Qing Shui reckoned he would win easily if they were to have a fight.
When it was about time, Qing Shui left the place. Tai Dashao accompanied Qing Shui out of the Taiqing Immortal Palace and asked, “Do you still want to visit Nalan Qing?”
Qing Shui was actually reluctant to go since he had obtained the recipe. However, he did not leave anything behind when he left previously. He was supposed to give something in return for the recipe. Thus, he said after a brief thought, “Yeah. I still have to give some deposit after getting her recipe.”
They arrived at the Fragrance Shack again. It was as quiet as before. When they pushed the door open, the woman was seen staring blankly in the garden again. She quickly noticed someone was there.
She turned around and looked at Qing Shui and Tai Dashao. She asked, “Is there anything?”
She sounded as cold as before. Fortunately, Qing Shui was used to it now so he did not feel a thing. Tai Dashao seemed to have taken himself as a total guest, remaining quiet and watching Qing Shui and Nalan Qing with a smile. Apparently, he enjoyed watching both of them talk.
“I’m about to leave. I’m here to check you out before I do,” Qing Shui sounded calm as he spoke.
This statement did not only shock the woman but also Tai Dashao. It was unexpected that someone dared to talk to Widow Qing like that. Tai Dashao was ready to say somethings but Nalan Qing spoke before he did.
“Hmm. Safe journey then,” Nalan Qing answered gently.
No one had ever spoken to her this way before. Plus, he was so natural, without the slightest hesitation or motive. Many men had looked at her with different eyes. They appeared to be alert on the surface or looked at her skeptically. After all, she was known to be a disaster. Meanwhile, they judged her behind her back.
Qing Shui took out some Plum Blossom Wine, Precious Dew Wine, Tiger Bone Liquor, and Nv`er Hong. Despite the small amount of wine, he knew the woman would not want any more of them.
“Take these as a deposit for the recipe you gave me. In the future, I will continue to supply if you want to drink more.” Qing Shui placed an Interspatial Silk Sachet in front of her. In the sachet, he had stored some wine before. There was not much, but it made a good amount in total.
Nalan Qing accepted it and said, “Thanks.”
Tai Dashao stayed perplexed and wondered if he was still asleep. He felt everything was a little strange and surreal.
In the end, Qing Shui took some of the Fragrance Wine made by Nalan Qing and left. Tai Dashao then sent Qing Shui off from the Taiqing Immortal Palace.
When he returned to the Imperial Cuisine Hall, several days had passed. Beihuang Fan saw Qing Shui and asked, “You went to the Taiqing Domain?”
“It’s not good for a woman to be too smart. Be a little clueless next time. Even if you know, you have to ask and make men feel like they know better than you,” Qing Shui nodded and said.
“When a woman is too smart, the man will feel pressured. Then, he will leak… early…” Qing Shui locked onto Beihuang Fan’s neck and said.
“Go to hell and leak until you die,” Beihuang Fan said angrily.
Qing Shui was happy to see this woman getting more and more attractive.
Beihuang Fan blushed. This bastard could simply say anything. Since the massage previously, she felt a lot closer to him. It was a feeling. This man had taken so much advantage of her, but she had her plans. Otherwise, she would never allow this man to behave this way.
“That would be a lot of fun!” While smiling, Qing Shui pulled her hand and walked away.
“What do you want to do? Let me go.” Beihuang Fan trembled. Could it be that this bastard wanted to force her to do something?
“Let’s have a walk! Look! The sunset is wonderful. What do you want to do? Do you want me to leak until I die?” Qing Shui looked at Beihuang Fan with a cheeky smile.
Beihuang Fan stopped talking instantly. This guy would not stop until he embarrassed her. She could not do anything to him in return either.
Beihuang Fan did not talk so Qing Shui continued, “I know you feel shy. I understand it.”
“Understand my ass. Are you done yet?” Beihuang Fan could not keep quiet in the end.
Looking at the pleased and embarrassed beauty, Qing Shui felt a sense of accomplishment. He carried her at once, “Don’t think too much. I’m only hugging you. Poor you, never having been hugged by a man at this age.”
Qing Shui’s words made Beihuang Fan want to give him a big slap.
“I feel very weird now as well. I never expected to be able to interact with you, the great beauty, like this. Are you going to marry me or not? Give it a say. I’m a little confused now.” Qing Shui lowered his head and looked at Beihuang Fan.
“Would I allow you to be so frivolous if I’m not marrying you? I would have killed you the first time,” Beihuang Fan said softly.
“Let’s consummate our marriage then!” Qing Shui smiled and said.
“No. Can you not always think of those things?” Beihuang Fan lowered her head.
“What kind of things did I think of?” Qing Shui asked in surprise.
“Consummation.” Beihuang Fan got mad.
“Okay! If you said to consummate, let’s consummate.” Qing Shui smiled at her.
“If you dare to bully me, I am not marrying you.” Beihuang Fan was starting to be at her wits’ end.
Qing Shui hugged Beihuang Fan while taking a walk in the backyard. The sunset glow was very beautiful. It was a common saying that a beauty under the moonlight was bright, pure, and flawless. The sunset glow painted a tinge of pink shade on everything. It was so spectacular that it was beyond description.
Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal!
Qing Shui looked at the ripened Lightning Fruit and plucked it right away. Then, he placed it in the Treasure Basin to upgrade. At the same time, he placed other things into the Treasure Basin. They were some items used to refine the Tribulation Evasion Pill. However, it was a bit troublesome to use the Hundred Treasure Chest. He had to place the items one after another. Otherwise, they would eat up and merge with each other.
It took some time to do all of that. Fortunately, the process did not take too long and the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal could afford it. Plus, most of the items were refined beforehand in the Treasure Basin and the Hundred Treasure Chest except for the Lightning Fruit.
When everything was ready, Qing Shui began the refinement. He was a little bit excited as he finally found all the ingredients of the Tribulation Evasion Pill.
He could almost ensure his success by adding in the Golden Snake Grass. He had collected plenty of Golden Snake Grass by now. After all, there were only rare occasions that required Qing Shui to add the Golden Snake Grass.
Seven days later, a loud cracking sound was heard.
Success! It took seven days which was considered to be alright. It was definitely the most precious and valuable medicine.
After taking a short break, Qing Shui opened the furnace and saw two light green-colored pills. They were thumb-sized with a circular lightning-like halo on top. They looked extremely great.