Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Great Master Ji saw her looking so calm and couldn’t help but drip with cold sweat.
“How did you refine that? All living things have a complement and antithesis. Since you’re able to refine the poison, there should be an antidote.”
“There is an antidote, but there’s no way to refine it right now. Isn’t it the same as having no antidote?” Sima You Yue said.
“The antidote consists of herbs that have already gone extinct?” Great Master Ji raised his eyebrows. To have to use these types of ingredients to make the antidote proved that the ingredients in the poison are very rare as well. “Oh You Yue, the two of us can be considered to be friends, right? Why don’t you tell me? I might be able to find another way to treat this!’
Sima You Yue looked at him and beamed, “Old Ji, you want to try? You might be able to experience it for yourself!”
Experience it for himself?
“Forget it. In any case, I have someone to experiment on. I just have to try it on him.”
She had to be joking! Although he rarely placed his attention on this, he was still a normal man. To make it so he would never be able to do that, to speak nothing of anything else, his heart would never be able to accept it.
Sima You Yue lay on the table and laughed even louder.
Great Master Ji was embarrassed by her laughter and waved his sleeves, huffing, “I’m not going to talk about this with you. I’m going to research an antidote.”
Sima You Yue saw that his face was red and thought about how she was teasing someone who was a few generations above her, so she stopped messing with him. She followed him and saw him extract the poison from his blood.
“Old Ji, do you think that Patriarch Tao will go to Rabbit Ear Mountain to ask that person for an antidote?”
“Why are you worried about that?” Old Ji asked casually.
“Didn’t that lady inflict this on Second Master Tao? However, she didn’t take Second Master Tao’s life, and even left him alive based on their past friendship. You tell me, if they went to look for that last, would she give them the antidote?” Sima You Yue asked.
Great Master Ji was stunned as he said, “She won’t.”
“You’re so confident?”
“The lady on Rabbit Ear Mountain is someone that everyone knows as Shrine Maiden. She had some relationship with their previous Patriarch, but that was something from a long time ago. However, this bit of affection has been used up by leaving Second Master Tao alive. If Patriarch dares to lead people with him to ask her for the antidote, it will remind her of Second Master Tao’s sexual assault and she might even kill the men he sends in a fit of rage. It might even evoke the ire of the Tao Clan.” Great Master Ji analysed, “Don’t just look at how Patriarch treats Second Master Tao well. Actually, he is a very selfish person. If something threatens his own safety, hehe…”
“So that lady is known as the Shrine Maiden. You seem to understand her well” Sima You Yue said.
“I wouldn’t call it understanding. I lived with her for a period of time before.”
Sima You Yue immediately choked. Could Great Master Ji not speak such shocking words!
Great Master Ji looked at her from the corner of her eye, “Why are you so surprised?”
“When did you live with her?” Sima You Yue forced her smile away and pretended to put on a normal expression.
“I was still young back then and went to Rabbit Ear Mountain to research poisonous herbs and insects. I was attacked by spirit beasts and almost died. It was Shrine Maiden who saved me. Because my wounds were relatively serious, she took me away.” It seemed like many years had already passed but he still remembered what happened.
“Is this Shrine Maiden not very lonely?” Sima You Yue asked.
“She… should be very lonely.” Great Master Ji sounded rather forlorn as well.
It was lonely at the top. For someone like her, how could she not be lonely?
Sima You Yue thought about her interaction with the Shrine Maiden. She didn’t seem to be wholeheartedly devoted to anything like others were, and seemed apathetic to everything. Now that she thought about it, she was probably very lonely.
“Since you feel like she’s lonely, why doesn’t she leave Rabbit Ear Mountain?”
Great Master Ji shook his head, “I don’t know either. She… is probably waiting for something.”
Sima You Yue’s eyes turned as she said to Great Master Ji, “Old Ji, I’m going to take a look to see how Young Master is going. Go ahead and continue your research.”
After speaking, she didn’t wait for a reply as she turned around and headed out.
She returned to her house and set up a barrier, calling out Little Lucky.
“Little Lucky, do you miss Shrine Maiden?” Sima You Yue asked.
“The lady who took you away at Rabbit Ear Mountain.” Sima You Yue explained.
“You’re talking about Big Sister? I miss her!” Little Lucky nodded, “Are we going to look for her?”
“I still have things to do and cannot go to look for her.” Sima You Yue said, “However, I just heard Old Ji say that she’s very lonely living on the mountain. Sigh, but she’s not willing to leave.”
“Big Sister said that she once arranged to meet someone here. In the end, that person died and was unable to come. That is why she remained there alone.” Little Lucky said.
“So that’s the case. She really is a sincere lady.” Sima You Yue said rather ruefully.
“Mmhmm, she is, she is!” Little Lucky echoed.
“Since she is suffering on that mountain, why don’t we get her to come down the mountain with us?” Sima You Yue asked, “Since her person has already died, she can’t possibly lock herself in there forever. Life has to keep moving forward.”
“Let Big Sister travel with us?” Little Lucky’s eyes shone, “If she were to come with us, she wouldn’t be so lonely anymore.”
“That’s right! Even if she doesn’t stick with us, she can also travel about in other places! If she gets to encounter others, she wouldn’t be all alone anymore.” Sima You Yue added on.
“Mm hmm, you’re right. I was just saying that Big Sister’s aura was off! It turns out that it’s because she doesn’t interact with others.” Little Lucky said.
“Isn’t her relationship with Boatman Tuo pretty good? They could be considered as friends. She could look for her friend and spend time together.”
“Right, people need friends.” Little Lucky really agreed with this point.
“It’s a pity that nobody is able to interact with her.” Sima You Yue sighed, “Since she likes you, why don’t you try to advise her? Get her to walk around outside instead of remaining in Rabbit Ear Mountain all the time. How about that?”
“Me?” Little Lucky was rather tempted. However, he was afraid that Sima You Yue was intentionally getting rid of him and shook his head, rejecting the idea after a long moment of hesitation.
“You won’t be the only one going. I’ll get Little Roar to go with you.” Sima You Yue said, “I’ll even get a few ancient spirit beasts to go with you to ensure your safety.”
“Little Roar will go as well?”
“Yeah.” Sima You Yue nodded, thinking about how Little Roar was the best at swaying people. How could this situation stump him?
“Alright then.” As long as Little Roar was around, she would definitely not leave him intentionally. He would also be able to bring Little Roar with him and make Big Sister happier.
“Then that’s settled.” Sima You Yue called out Little Roar and warned them, especially the high-speed Little Roar, that they definitely had to convince her to leave Rabbit Ear Mountain and go to the outside world to look around.
Little Roar saw Sima You Yue wink at him and understood immediately. He patted his chest and assured her that he would complete the mission successfully.