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Chapter 1614: The one behind the scenes

Translator: Misty Cloud Translations  Editor: Misty Cloud Translations

When Tao Yi Xuan woke up, he was already lying on the bed.

Although his body was still in pain, he no longer felt his usual inability to move his spirit energy. He immediately inspected his body and, apart from feeling pain, he was back to normal.

This meant that his poison was cured?!

He moved a little and his entire body was wracked with pain. In his mind, he felt like he was feeling worse than when he was poisoned.

He heard people talking outside and let himself sit up slowly. Before he got off the bed, he heard the door open and Sima You Yue’s voice came from the door.

“If I were you, I would lie down and rest. Otherwise, if anything happens later on, there’s no medicine for regret.”

Tao Yi Xuan knew that the condition of his body wasn’t great so he lay down obediently.

“How long was I unconscious?”

“Not that long, just three or four days.” Sima You Yue walked over and took his pulse, “The poison is already cleared.”

“Why was the healing process so painful?” Tao Yi Xuan asked

“Your body was small because of the poison, so after receiving the antidote, you had to grow again. For a small body to become big again will definitely require a process. It’s a good thing you encountered me. Otherwise, you would die from the pain upon receiving the antidote anyway.” Sima You Yue said, “But you were more good looking when you were young.”

“…” Tao Yi Xuan felt like he was being teased, “Are we in Great Master Ji’s courtyard now?”


“Does nobody in the clan know?” He asked, worried.

Even if you don’t trust him, you should trust me. I still have to research some poisons with him, so you should rest here properly. You’ll be able to get off the bed in two days.” Sima You Yue took out some pills and forced them into his mouth before turning to leave.

Tao Yi Xuan was vexed, unsure whether or not Sima You Yue was angry or not. He knew as well that had no need to answer this question. If anyone else knew about it, would he have been able to wake up? He was afraid that he would have been killed while he was unconscious.

However, he had asked this inexplicably and made her upset.


Sima You Yue left the room. Actually, she wasn’t angry. However, she felt like there was nothing she had to say to him and she was researching poisons in the courtyard just now. She had only come in because she heard him wake up. Of course she would leave once she settled what she went there for.

“How is he?” Great Master Ji asked.

“Old Ji, your Hundred Flora Worm poison is much more powerful than mine. The process is really more than enough.” Sima You Yue said as she sat beside him.

“You’re the one who’s more powerful than I am.” Great Master JI said, “My poisons definitely wouldn’t work on you, and you’re the one who poisoned me.”

“I just got lucky.” Sima You Yue said, “I’m younger than you, had a disguise and you weren’t familiar with me but I know you. Because of this, there’s no comparison.”

“Enough, we don’t have to flatter each other. Let’s see how to treat the poison that this will create.” Great Master Ji said as he placed a piece of paper in front of her.

These two days, they had been playing around with these things. One person would take out the raw materials for a poison without saying what proportion and refining method it needed. The other would then guess and tell the other what the antidote was.

Most of the time, Great Master JI was the one who would give them and Sima You Yue would guess. Although she wasn’t a hundred percent accurate, she would get it right ninety percent of the time. As for the raw materials that Sima You Yue gave him, Great Master Ji would always have to research it for a period of time.

It wasn’t that he wasn’t proficient in poison, but that the ones Sima You Yue took out would always be peculiar or extremely tricky ones. However, Great Master Ji didn’t care that he was being suppressed. He always became excited when he saw Sima YoU yues methods.

The both of them really enjoyed messing around the entire time.

Sima You Yue took the piece of paper and looked at it. She didn’t react immediately. Instead, she placed it on the table and used her right hand to knock on the piece of paper lightly.

“Old Ji, you should know about Tao Yi Xuan’s situation along with what I want to do, right?” She asked.

“I do, why do you ask?”

“Have you ever thought about going to tell the patriarch and the others?”

Great Master Ji rolled his eyes, saying, “For what reason would I tell them?”

“Aren’t you guys working together?”

“Who said that I was working together with them?”

Sima You Yue was stunned, was he not?

“They’re surnamed Tao while my surname is Ji. I’m not from their clan, and I’m not even their guest. What we have between us is merely a deal. They give me a peaceful life and I provide them with poisons. That’s all. I don’t get involved in their struggles and definitely don’t belong under them.” Great Master Ji said, “If I can stay here, then I will. If I can’t, then I’ll just leave. I don’t need them.”

Sima You Yue didn’t think that they would actually have this sort of relationship.

“Then do you know who was the one who wanted the Hundred Flora Worm poison?” She asked.

“I don’t know. I just know that the person had the Patriarch’s waist token in his hand. I’ve only ever recognised the token and not people. I don’t really pay attention to the people in the clan. That’s why although I didn’t know them, I still gave them the poison.” Great Master JI knew that she wanted to ask him about what happened back then, so he told her all he knew.

The Patriarch’s token? If it wasn’t him, then it was someone who had a good relationship with him. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to obtain that token.

“You Yue, since we’re chatting, shouldn’t we have some fine wine and side dishes, deserts and then fruits?” Great Master Ji asked.

After eating what she cooked yesterday, he was greedy again.

Sima You Yue saw him acting that way and knew that if she wanted to get more information from him, she had to first satisfy his requests. As such, she didn’t ask him any more question and went to cook four side dishes along with a bottle of wine. She even took out a tray of spirit fruits.

Great Master Ji ate a Heartless Fruit. Although he had been poisoned because of it, he didn’t let it stop his love for it.

Sima You Yue sat back down and poured some wine for Great Master Ji before pouring some for herself. Then, she asked, “I know about the poison, but what about the antidote? Did you give it to him as well? Or did you give it to him after?”

“The Patriarch came to take it from me personally later on.” Great Master Ji took a drink of wine, “At that time, I even asked why he had only come to take the antidote from me after such a long time had passed. He said: I forgot about it. His expression was even a little unnatural. Although I could tell, I said before that I’m not interested in the issues regarding the clan. So, I didn’t ask much and just gave him the antidote. Later on, I heard that the Young Master had secretly been poisoned by someone and had already escaped a long time ago.

Sima You Yue listened up to this point and had already guessed most of it. The one who poisoned him probably wasn’t Tao Yi Xuan’s father. It seemed like this point might bring him some comfort. However, his father definitely still participated in it later on, it was just that she didn’t know which part he participated in.

As for the person behind the scenes, it was probably someone that Patriarch Tao wanted to protect. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have taken on the name of the perpetrator.

Someone who hated Tao Yi Xuan to the bone and wanted to get rid of him quickly… there would be a few of them. However, someone that Patriarch Tao wanted to protect, not so many.


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