Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Great Master Ji finally stopped treating Sima You Yue lightly. The gaze he looked at her with changed again and again, as he finally managed to suppress his rage.
“Just who are you? How do you know how to refine this type of poison?!”
“Hundred Flora Worm Poison. It’s not that difficult of a poison to make. Great Master Ji, you don’t have to be so shocked, do you?” Sima You Yue said, “As for who I am, Great Master Ji, you don’t have to concern yourself with that. I don’t have any direct feud with you, I merely want to form an exchange.”
Great Master Ji guessed it, and it wasn’t out of his expectation as he asked, “What exchange?”
“We both have the antidotes to our Hundred Flora Worm poisons, why don’t we exchange our antidotes?”
“You want the antidote to the Hundred FLora Worm Poison? You’re one of Young Master’s people?” Great Master Ji immediately understood her motive.
“I’m not one of your Young Master’s people. I merely got to know him recently and have a deal with him.” Sima You Yue said.
“You enjoy making deals with people.” Great Master Ji replied bitingly.
“Thank you for your praise.”
“…” Great Master Ji wanted to yell that it wasn’t a compliment!
“I don’t have the antidote. The Patriarch has taken it.” He said.
“Patriarch? What does he want the antidote for?” Sima You Yue was rather surprised.
“How would I know?” Great Master Ji snorted coldly.
“No problem. Since the antidote is gone, just refine a new batch!” Sima You Yue said, “I know that you definitely kept the recipe for it.”
Great Master Ji subconsciously wanted to say that he didn’t, but he knew that there would be no meaning in saying this to her.
“I don’t have that many herbs.” He said, “That type of antidote needs so many herbs. The Patriarch knows this. If I use the herbs, the patriarch will find out. I’m guessing that you don’t want him to find out about it, right?”
“No problem. I have the herbs.” Sima You Yue said, “Just let me look at the recipe and I’ll know what to do.”
Give her the recipe? Great Master Ji was unwilling.
“Think about it properly.” Sima You Yue didn’t push him as she stood up and walked around the house.She saw the poison and essence that were placed on a side of the table and laughed.
He was having a headache over this just now? It was no wonder he looked incredibly angry when she first entered.
She lit a fireball and made it small and like a furnace as she took the herb on the table and tossed it in.
“What are you doing?!” Great Master Ji cried out.
Did she know how precious and difficult this herb was to obtain? How could she so casually…
His rage very quickly turned into shock. He didn’t think that not only did she not burn the herb, but concentrated liquid started to flow out from its roots.
She was refining it?
When he thought about this, he calmed down and watched her refine it.
Sima You Yue paid him no heed as she focused completely on refining. Very quickly, the herb turned into an emerald liquid and a heap of remnants.
She casually took the jade bottle from the table and stored the essence well. Then, with a wave of her hand, the flame and remnant rubbish were gone.
“Let me see!” Great Master Ji ran over and immediately snatched the jade bottle. When he saw the emerald essence inside, which had a yield many times larger than his, he looked at her excitedly, “How did you do it?”
“Just like that. It was simple.” Sima You Yue said confidently.
Great Master Ji wanted to ask her how this was a simple issue at all. However, thinking about how she had done it so easily, this was probably really a simple issue to her.
He didn’t expect that this little lady would be so young but such an expert! He even guessed earlier on that the Hundred Flora Worm poison was not one that she had refined personally. However, after going through this experience, he realised that she was really an expert with poisons.
“Little Lady, if there’s anything to say, we can discuss it nicely. You want my antidote, which is not impossible. However, you have to tell me how you did this, no, you have to stay here and discuss poisons with me!” Great Master Ji said excitedly.
Sima You Yue looked at him puzzledly. He changed too quickly, right?
“You said just now that the patriarch has taken the antidote away.” She said.
“If there’s no more, we can refine it again.”
“You said that you didn’t have the ingredients.”
“We can always gather them again.”
“You said that the Patriarch knows about the antidote so you will be discovered if you take the herbs.”
“I still have a lot of the herbs, I’m just missing a few crucial ones. If I only get those, I can always say I’m researching other things if the patriarch comes to ask me.”
Sima You Yue stared at him, wanting to tell him that his words were really fake.
Great Master Ji took out the recipe for his Hundred Flora Worm poison and said, “These are the hundred herbs and insects I used. You will know how sincere I am after looking at this.”
Sima You Yue took the list and looked it over. She was already able to ascertain a majority of the poisonous insects and herbs he used and it was similar to the one on the paper, so she knew that it was real.
Seeing that she didn’t say anything, Great Master Ji said, “I swear that this is the recipe.”
Sima You Yue tossed the recipe back to him and said, “I can tell you, but the few days that I am here, you are not to tell anyone my identity. I won’t give you the antidote either until I leave.”
“When are you leaving?”
“I’ll leave after watching your competition in the clan. Relax, it won’t take your life before many days have gone by.” Sima You Yue said.
“You’re leaving so quickly?! Can’t you stay longer?” Great Master Ji cried out.
Sima You Yue saw his reluctant look and was stunned, “I still have things I need to do. But I’ll definitely teach you the refining method within these few days.”
Great Master Ji unwillingly agreed.
Sima You Yue walked over to the child. He had fainted during her first move. She took out some medicine and waved it under his nose. He slowly regained consciousness.
“Master, what’s going on?” The child was a little faint.
“Nothing, your Master has something to discuss with her, so go ahead with your things. Do not speak a word of what happened today with anyone. You are not to tell anyone else that there is someone else in this courtyard.” Great Master Ji said.
The child was a little confused, but he dared not disobey the master’s orders, so he obediently went down.
Master’s words were right.
“Lady You Yue, look, we can now…” Great Master Ji really wanted her to teach him now, but seeing how things were, it probably wouldn’t happen.
“What use is it to look at me? You don’t have that herb anymore. Even if I explain it to you, it won’t work if you don’t have it to practice on.” Sima You Yue said.
“I’ll go to the herb hall now and take the missing herbs personally. I’ll take a few of those as well.” Great Master Ji said as he left.
Sima You Yue remained in the courtyard, getting the child to help her choose a bedroom. Once the little guy left, she released her scarlet bees.
Although she believed that Great Master Ji would not harm himself, it was better to be prepared.
At this time, the scarlet bees that she had left with Mi Er sent word that Second Master Tao had returned.
Sima You Yue got them to hide themselves and keep watch. She was very curious as to how Mi Er would deal with Second Master Tao.