Chapter 990: The Mysterious Woman In White (2)
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Wen Yan was felt dazed and his astonished gaze fell upon Gu Ruoyun.
If I'm hearing this right, maternal grandfather is implying that this lady has the ability to refine pills? It looks like there's more than meets the eye.
The delicate youth who had followed closely behind the old man also stared at Gu Ruoyun with astonishment. A curious light then flashed through his delicate and pretty eyes.
The old man suddenly burst into bright and clear laughter. He stared admiringly at Gu Ruoyun as he said, "This is honestly a case of the youth playing the hero! I've never admired youngsters, even those who are considered as geniuses in the Northern Block Territory. In my eyes, they're not even worth mentioning! You, on the other hand, are someone that I admire the most in my life! This grandson of mine is pretty talented as well but, unfortunately, you have far surpassed him."
The old man had not held back on his praises. He had even belittled his grandson by a large margin.
Hearing this, Gu Ruoyun automatically glanced at the delicate youth. However, she then turned away after taking one look at him.
Nevertheless, that one look was enough to cause the youth to turn very red in the face. He lowered his head in embarrassment and no longer dared to take another look at Gu Ruoyun.
This lady is indeed very beautiful. I've never seen anyone with such exquisite features. Most importantly, based on what grandfather had just said, it seems that she's very powerful as well.
After all, this was the first time I've ever seen grandfather use such glowing praises for any genius.
"You flatter me."
Gu Ruoyun joined her fists. The light in her eyes glimmered as she said, "I've heard the governor mention that he has an elder who is plagued by an ailment and needs the Dragon Blood Fruit as a cure. May I ask if you are the elder he had mentioned?"
"Haha! Actually, it's not that big of a problem. I had once sustained an injury which caused me to be unable to increase my powers after that. You should understand as well that as long as a human doesn't become a god, their life will have certain limits. He's just worried that I'm nearing my limit so he had made painstaking efforts to obtain a Dragon Blood Fruit. I, however, am more accepting of this matter. I only need to wait until my grandchild has grown to his peak before I can leave peacefully."
The old man waved his hand as he explained the situation with a smile.
Based on his expression, one could tell that he was really not too bothered by that matter.
However, he still felt rather moved by the filial piety of his younger generation.
"The Dragon Blood Fruit does indeed have rather powerful medicinal properties. You can chance it but it may not work, so..." Gu Ruoyun's eyes darted back and forth, "May I try?"
If she could use this method to obtain the Dragon Blood Fruit, she would not need to utilize other methods to steal it!
After all, be it Wen Yan or this easy-going old man, she felt a great fondness for them both. Obviously, she does not wish to snatch the herb from their hands! However, Xia Linyu was still of utmost importance in her heart. She does not mind playing the villain if there was no other choice she could make.
Still, that would only be her last resort!
At this point, she clearly has other options!
However, unbeknownst to Gu Ruoyun, this old man was not as easy-going as she believes him to be. The reason why he had not put on any airs in front of Gu Ruoyun was entirely due to her talent and abilities! If she had been anyone else, she would have seen an entirely different behavior from the old man.
"Miss Gu, do you truly have another way?"
Wen Yan's eyes lit up and a sense of hope appeared on his warm features.
Prior to this, he might not have believed in Gu Ruoyun's words.
However, once he had found out that this woman was able to refine pills, the flames of hope were ignited within his heart once again.
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Chapter 991: The Mysterious Woman In White (3)
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"I feel that there's about..." Gu Ruoyun paused before continuing, "An eighty percent chance of success."
She may not have confirmed the chances of success entirely but this eighty percent chance alone was enough to excite Wen Yan.
Even the old man's calm heart leaped!
Actually, when it comes to power, the old man still has some form of expectations! However, that Dragon Blood Fruit could only provide him with a twenty percent guarantee. The hope in this was far too minuscule so he would rather not concern himself too much about it.
As for the reason behind his visit to the Cloudy Wind City, he had come because he does not want his maternal grandson's efforts to go to waste.
"Miss Gu, can you really help my grandfather?"
The delicate youth's eyes sparkled as he quickly grabbed Gu Ruoyun's hand. His voice trembled with excitement as he spoke, "As long as you're willing to help my grandfather, I'll do anything."
The old man let out a dry cough and stared at the delicate youth, "Don't be rude to Miss Gu."
Jiang Mozhu went red in the face as he quickly loosened his grip on Gu Ruoyun's hand. He then lowered his head and muttered as he blushed furiously, "S-sorry, I didn't mean it."
He carefully glanced over at Gu Ruoyun as he said these words, completely terrified that this lady would be enraged by his actions. If that happens and she refuses to save grandfather, he would become a fugitive of the Jiang family.
"Miss, this grandson of mine is impatient and careless. Please do not lower yourself to his level. Ah, that's right. I haven't introduced myself to you. My surname is Jiang. Everyone in the Northern Block Territory knows me as Old Man Jiang. However, you may call me Grandfather Jiang. This is my grandson, Jiang Mozhu. I hope that you can help me in educating my grandson in the future."
Old Man Jiang sighed with emotion. There was a reason why he had said these words.
She such an outstanding girl. If only she was my granddaughter but this was an impossibility! That's why I wanted to cast my grandson to her so that he can learn from her.
"Old Man Jiang."
Gu Ruoyun smiled as she greeted him, "If you can provide me with a few medicinal herbs, I can start to heal you now. The herbs that I need are rather common so I'm sure that the governor's palace should have them readily available."
When he heard Gu Ruoyun address him in that manner, Old Man Jiang felt somewhat disappointed. However, when he heard her words, his eyes immediately lit up and his breathing quickened.
"You mean to say that we can start the treatment now?"
"That's right," Gu Ruoyun nodded. "Your old injury had been caused by being poisoned. Because the toxins had not been thoroughly cleared out, it has accumulated in your veins! However, I cannot clean it all for you in one day so you must be ready."
Old Man Jiang smiled, "I'll have to trouble you then, Miss Gu. Only, may I ask, how many days will it take for it to be completely cleaned off?"
Three days, that was the minimum time she needed to fully clear the toxins from his system.
The toxins were far too stubborn which was how it had been able to accumulate in his body for such a long time. If she had not broken through to the rank of Martial Supreme at this point, she might have been powerless to do anything this time.
Regardless, Cloudy Wind City was quite a formidable force in the Northern Block Territory. Hence, the governor's palace held a rather impressive collection of medicinal herbs. The ingredients that Gu Ruoyun needed were soon sent over by Wen Yan's dispatched parties.
Upon receiving the medicinal herbs, Gu Ruoyun then asked everyone to leave and began to detoxify Old Man Jiang's body.
Within the entire detoxification process, Wen Yan and Jiang Mozhu had waited outside the room without leaving even for a moment. Just as they had grown increasingly anxious from the wait, the tightly shut door was opened from the inside.