Chapter 431 - A Breakthrough in Research
Mengyao was silent as Lin Yi drove- Ruoming and his family had ruined her mood.
But Yushu didn't seem to be affected at all. "Why willow trees, Shield Bro? Aren't fruit trees pretty nice? We could even have some fruits after they ripen…"
"Shu!! Didn't we agree that there wouldn't be any more stupid questions? We'd need to wait until next year for the fruits to ripen, long after we graduate!" Mengyao reminded.
"Oh… Why a willow tree, though?" Yushu nodded.
"That I don't know. Why is that, Lin Yi?" Mengyao asked.
"Haven't you heard the saying? Flowers don't bloom even when tended to, but willow trees grow even when you don't even intend them to." Lin Yi smiled. "Willow trees grow easier; it won't be as much work."
"I see!" Yushu nodded.
Miracle Doctor Kang's villa.
"Grandpa, after an analysis from the lab we found out that dog poop has different categories as well- different dogs have different poop, so I suspect that not all dog poop can be made into the PIll of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing!" Zhaolong said.
"Oh? That's a huge discovery!" Miracle Doctor Kang put a lot of worth in Zhaolong's words. "So that's why nobody discovered the properties dog poop has, different dogs have different poop! You did good, Zhaolong! Did you find out which dog this poop belongs to?"
"We've done a couple thousand comparisons and samplings of dog poop, and we've consulted many dog experts- we've concluded that this dog poop belongs to the German Sheperd breed!" Zhaolong said.
"Oh? I heard that that breed's worth is second only to the Tibetan Mastiff! It's a rare breed!" Miracle Doctor Kang nodded. "Alright, hurry and get us one of those dogs- make analyses on some of its poop and see if it matches, and then give me a report."
"Understood, grandpa. I've sent someone to contact a buyer already, we should be hearing from them soon." Zhaolong said.
"Right, when are you going to make the proposal at the Xiao house at Yanjing?" Miracle Doctor Kang asked.
Zhaolong thought about it. The girl was rather pretty, and it'd be nice to marry her, despite the lack of strength the Xiao house possessed. They could still use them as a stepping stone, and Zhaolong could always change his wife to a girl from a more powerful house when House Kang grew stronger.
But that was his old mindset regarding the marriage- the Kang Zhaolong now was about to create the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing, and had had an extreme boost of confidence… He felt that Wang Xinyan didn't really match up to his standards anymore.
"But grandpa, I think that our most urgent priority is to find out exactly what type of dog the poop came from- this Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is the most important thing our family needs to be focusing on right now! I think that we can prolong the marriage a little. If we really do manage to create that pill we'll be flooded with power! We might not even need this marriage arrangement with the Xiaos at that point!" Zhaolong said.
"You're right… I haven't thought it through enough!" Miracle Doctor Kang nodded deeply after Zhaolong's analysis. "I always thought of our family as a weaker family compared to the bigger houses, but with the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing things are different! Golden Creation's selling point is that it heals injuries and scars- it's only more popular with women, a luxury in upper society, but… The Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is different! It saves lives!"
"That's right! If we succeed here we won't be a small house anymore, those other big houses will be begging us then!" Miracle Doctor Kang continued. "But, if we're able to produce that pill other people would be able to do the same, wouldn't they?"
"Don't worry, grandpa, we're not idiots like Kang Xiaobo, just throwing dog poop out there- We'll add some essence to it and scent it up! It'll be hard to find out what the components are even when someone analyses it!" Zhaolong said.
"But there's still risks- our main component is dog poop. Even if we cover it up so much the dog poop component will still be discovered if one tried enough!" Miracle Doctor Kang hesitated.
"That's true…" Zhaolong nodded. "It looks like I'll have to think about keeping the recipe a secret!"
"Grandpa, I've an idea!" Zhaoming spoke up as the opportunity presented itself- he didn't want to let Zhaolong hog the spotlight for so long. "We can shrink the ratio of dog poop in each pill and make it scarce, and let the other useless ingredients make the majority- we'll just tell them to consume more pills instead of just one!"
One had to admit- Zhaoming was quite good at shameless tactics, overwhelming the other ideas and enlightening Miracle Doctor Kang and Zhaolong with his idea. "Zhaoming's idea works! Not bad, you two brothers will be a team- one scholar and one fighter… The Kang house will only grow even more glorious!"
Zhaolong wasn't very pleased with how Zhaoming took half the credit with that last bit, but even he had to admit that it was a good plan. Making the dog poop act as a minor component would make it seem like a supporting ingredient- it'd escape the eyes of anyone prying into the recipe.
"Heh heh…" Zhaoming smiled. "Grandpa, since big bro doesn't like that girl why not give her to me?"
Zhaoming wasn't an ambitious person- the competitive industry wasn't one for him, and he definitely wouldn't want to have to manage a company. He'd be fine with just some shares and a free, happy life.
So now that Zhaolong had lost interest in Xinyan he wanted to claim her as his own.
"You little- what's in that head of yours, that's your sis-in-law!" Miracle Doctor Kang glared at his grandson helplessly.
"Heh heh, I'm just saying…" Zhaoming shut up, thinking that it was rather inappropriate himself.
After tears and snot, Fatty Lai had finally acquired from Guan Xuemin Lin Yi's phone number. He'd went to Liu Tianyi for it, but it seemed like the guy would rather die than tell him!! In a rage of panic he told him that he'd end their relationship right there and then, turning him into an enemy… It wasn't until that that Tianyi helplessly gave him a tip. "Brother Lai, it's not that I'm trying to make things difficult, it's just that I can't make that decision for Miracle Doctor Lin… I'm still in the begging side when it comes to him, so I can't just give his information away to other people! Here, Professor Guan Xuemin's pretty close with Miracle Doctor Lin, so something will come up if you go to him. I was begging for his help myself, not too long ago!"
As if he'd received holy advice, Fatty Lai ran over to Xuemin's house that night, begging and crying as he knelt in front of Xuemin's doors because he wouldn't tell him.
Guan Xin had come home to see a fatty kneeling and crying at her doorstep, much to her surprise. "What… Who are you? What do you want?"
"You're… Are you part of Professor Guan Xuemin's family?" Fatty Lai quickly raised his head now that someone bothered paying him attention.
"You're looking for my grandpa? Why are you crying here, do you need him to treat you?" Guan Xin asked, confused. Her grandpa wasn't the type of person who'd turn away on a dying life- was this fatty crying so sadly because her grandpa didn't want to treat him or his family?
Chapter 432 - Little Bodyguard
"Ah? You're Professor Guan's granddaughter! That's perfect, do you know Miracle Doctor Lin Yi's phone number? I'm looking for him…" Fatty Lai started crying again. "My dad has uremia, and he's dying… Miracle Doctor Lin's able to cure him, but Professor Guan wouldn't give me his phone number."
"You're looking for Lin Yi?" Guan Xin blinked. One look at that sad face and she decided to help him. "Maybe I can tell you. If he scolds you then tell him I'm the one who gave the number…"
Guan Xin had a kind heart- she couldn't bear seeing this fatty crying as he knelt in front of their door.
"Thank you, thank you! Miss Guan, you have a really kind heart… You must be Miracle Doctor Lin's girlfriend, right?" Fatty Lai may be a crybaby, but he was still a seasoned veteran in the business world- he had very extraordinary observation ability, and that unconscious blush on Guan Xin's face when he mentioned Lin Yi told him that their relationship should be a little special.
So that was why Lin Yi and Xuemin were so close- it was because of her! Fatty Lai had wondered why Lin Yi wanted to start a medicine company with Xuemin before, not understanding how he trusted Xuemin so much when he was much more of a miracle doctor than the professor was!
So there was another factor at play here!
"N-No… We're just… good friends…" Guan Xin stuttered a little from the embarrassment Fatty Lai was causing her- despite the blush she was actually really happy to hear what he said. The fatty may be a crybaby, but he sure spoke sweetly… She didn't give him Lin Yi's number for nothing.
"Haha, I'll leave you then, Miss Guan! I'll go make the phone call!" Fatty Lai wanted to be associated with Lin Yi as soon as possible.
Guan Xin was getting pretty embarrassed, so she was relieved that Fatty Lai was saying goodbye as she ran into the villa.
Lin Yi remembered that Tang Yin would be at the tree-planting event tomorrow after reaching home- he wondered if she had a sapling already. He took his phone out to make a call when it rang all of a sudden- he thought it was Tang Yin, but it turned out to be an unknown number.
"Hello?" Lin Yi picked it up.
"Is this Miracle Doctor Lin?" Fatty Lai said happily.
"Miracle Doctor Lin? Who are you?" Lin Yi paused.
The phone calls he received recently were all weird- there was one looking for Grand Thief Lin, and now another looking for Miracle Doctor Lin…
"Miracle Doctor Lin, it really is you! I'm Lai Changyi!" Fatty Lai introduced quickly.
"Lai Changyi? I don't know you!" Lin Yi said as he prepared to hang up.
"Waah… M… Miracle Doctor Lin, you don't remember me anymore? Waah… Waah…" Fatty Lai started crying again.
"I remember!" Lin Yi recognized the crying right away. "You're that crybaby fatty, aren't you?"
"Yes, yes! That's me, Miracle Doctor Lin! Do you remember?" Fatty Lai was surprised and joyed.
"I do. What do you need?" Lin Yi asked.
"Alright, so the Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is really effective! I'm just calling to make sure I pay you the medical fees- would you like it transferred?" Fatty Lai asked.
"Oh, that. It's okay, I said I'd give it to you." Lin Yi rejected Fatty Lai's intentions. One hundred million was a huge sum, and he himself needed the money, but this was a pill that had been stained with dog shit, a pill that Zhaoming threw away… Lin Yi couldn't really accept payment for something like that.
"That won't do! You need to accept the money, else it'll be hard on my conscience… Waah... " Fatty Lai started crying once more.
"Huh??" Lin Yi was speechless. "What's wrong with saving you money?"
"What about this then! Miracle Doctor Lin, you're starting a medicine company, aren't you? What do you think of an office as a gift? I've just had a skyscraper built, I'm planning on moving the company I'm in charge of in there but I don't need that much space, a couple floors will do. I wanted to rent the rest of the place out but how about I just give it to you?" Fatty Lai asked.
"If you really want to, then alright." Lin Yi didn't reject the offer after hearing it was somewhere for his office- it'd save him the trouble to locate and buy one.
"Alright, I'll write your name on the deed?" Fatty Lai said happily now that Lin Yi had said yes.
"Write Grandpa Guan's…" Lin Yi wanted to give Fatty Lai Xuemin's name when he thought about it- Xuemin probably wouldn't agree to this. "Actually, no- write Guan Xin's."
"Alright, I got it." Fatty Lai nodded quickly. Lin Yi sure had a deep relationship going on with Guan Xin- his guess was most likely correct.
"Is there anything else?" Lin Yi was waiting to give Tang Yin a phone call, and wasn't in the mood for all this.
"Um… About that Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing… Is it okay if you sell me another one…" Fatty Lai asked, revealing his intention.
"Oh. Well, your old man won't be dying for a while." Lin Yi said. "After a couple days, if everything with the company starts successfully I'll auction some of those pills. You can go buy it then."
"Okay, okay! As long as you're selling it!" Fatty Lai didn't lack money- he didn't mind it being an auction. "Waah… I'm so happy…"
Lin Yi hung up and breathed out slowly- the guy was way too naggy, he couldn't take much more of that. He shook his head and called Tang Yin.
"Hello? Lin Yi? What's up?" Tang Yin was just coming back from the hospital when she received the call.
"We're planting trees at school tomorrow- do you have your sapling?" Lin Yi asked.
"Yeah, do you want one? I have a lot in the yard." Tang Yin said. "You can just come take a couple saplings if you want."
"Ohh…" Lin Yi slapped his head- he'd forgotten that Tang Yin lived in a flat house in the slums, so there was a yard with tons of wild saplings there. "No, I was just thinking that I'd buy you some if you didn't have any…"
"It's alright, haha…" Tang Yin was evidently really happy to hear that, all warm and fuzzy and sweet for Lin Yi. She'd finally realized what love was like- it was a very pleasant experience… She'd always pushed stuff like that aside, but now that she really did fall in love it couldn't be stopped at all…
"Alright, see you tomorrow." They chatted for a bit until Mrs. Tang called Tang Yin over for dinner.
In the Floating Cloud Bar was An Jianwen, his face solemn and dark as he sat beside Li Cihua. "You need to help me this time, Cihua Bro- send some powerful people to teach that kid a lesson! He really messed me and Taizao up this time!!"
Cihua Bro sighed, but didn't say anything in response.
"Cihua Bro, the master of the Firewolves is with my older brother right now, and there aren't any new masters yet, you know this- I wouldn't be asking for this favor otherwise!" Jianwen started panicking a little at Cihua's silence.
"Masters… What level are they?" Cihua finally spoke after sighing again.
"Early phase golden stage! He was supposed to be by my side, but my brother has no class- he took him away!" Jianwen's eyes were full of toxicity. "If he hadn't done that I wouldn't be here enduring this humiliation from some little bodyguard!"