Chapter 1623: Deciding to leave
For the next few days, Tao Yi Xuan did not come to look for Sima You Yue. However, he sent men to tell her that he would be relatively busy for the next few days and would tell her when to meet once he had settled the issues on his hands.
Sima You Yue did not mind these things and said that she would wait, but she didn’t pay too much attention to it.
During these few days, Han Miao Shuang and the others ran out for a spin. She pulled Jiang Jun Xian and Su Xiao Xiao along with her and would not meet others all day.
They initially wanted to pull Sima You Yue along with them, but she had no interest. She stayed within her house and didn’t head out.
Even after a few days passed, Tao Yi Xuan didn’t come. It was Old Ji who came instead.
Sima You Yue heard the helper say that someone was looking for her. She initially thought that Tao Yi Xuan had come, and was shocked when she saw Great Master Ji instead.
“Old Ji, what are you doing here?”
Great Master Ji looked at her and said animatedly, “That poison, I’ve researched an antidote!”
“For Second Master Tao’s poison?” Sima You Yue asked.
“That’s right! Let me tell you, I…”
“Great Master Ji, you haven’t answered my question yet.” Sima You Yue said.
“What did you ask me?” Great Master Ji looked at her blankly. He really didn’t think that she had asked him anything.
“I said, how did you know I was staying here?” Sima You Yue asked him again.
“Oh, that. I went to visit the Patriarch! He said that you were here so I came.” Great Master Ji said, “He knows that I know you, after all.”
However, since Sima You Yue had interrupted him, he didn’t continue explaining how he found the antidote.
“Let’s go, I just happened to plan to boil some tea. It’s your favourite Da Hong Pao tea.” Sima You Yue invited him.
“Is that so? Then I came at the right time. Go go go, let’s go to your room.” Great Master Ji was excited once he heard about his Da Hong Pao tea.
He happened to drink her Da Hong Pao tea once and fell deeply in love with it. However, Sima You Yue had only made it once or twice within those few days. Although she had given him a few to make on his own, he was unable to produce the same flavour.
Now that he heard that she would be brewing some Da Hong Pao tea, there was no way he would still remember what he came here to flaunt.
Sima You Yue brought him to her room. Great Master Ji saw a few tea brewing equipment placed on the tatami and was just waiting for her to boil some water, and ran over happily.
Sima You Yue came to the other side of the low desk and began to boil water.
“Alright, Old Ji, now you can tell me how you made the antidote. What herbs did you use?”
“Nothing much, actually. I just used…” Great Master Ji listed a pile of herbs but his eyes were glued to the hands Sima You yue used to brew her tea. “Right, I might be leaving.”
“Leaving?” Sima You Yue was rather puzzled, “Didn’t you say that you wanted to remain in the Tao Clan?”
However, Great Master Ji sighed, saying, “There are too many changes in the Tao Clan now. The future of the Tao Clan is unsuitable for me.”
“Is it because of Tao Yi Xuan?”
“Something like that. He’s not like how we see him. He… isn’t simple.”
Sima You Yue could tell that much. That was why she didn’t advise him against it.
Tao Yi Xuan was different from his father. He would not be too courteous to people like Great Master Ji. He would not give Great Master Ji such good benefits and would even find ways to decrease his value.
“It’s good to leave as well. The world is vast and you can’t coop yourself up on this island forever. You have to venture around.” Great Master Ji had a very open view.
This place wouldn’t keep him, so was it his fault for leaving?
Sima You Yue gave him the Da Hong Pao tea that she had finished brewing, “Then when do you plan to leave?”
“Aren’t you leaving once you find your people? I’ll just go with you.” Great Master Ji asked, “I’ll go with you guys.”
In any case, he enjoyed hanging out with her. He might as well follow her then.
“Will he let you go?” Sima You Yue asked.
By he, she was naturally referring to Tao Yi Xuan.
“So what if he agrees or not? I’m not one of the Tao Clansmen. If I owed anyone anything, it would be his father. I don’t have to give him this respect. Let me tell you, I’ve already packed all my things and they’re all on me. As long as you agree, I won’t go home today.”
“…” Sima You Yue looked speechlessly at this guy who could twist anything, “If you just leave like this, what will you do with your little disciple?”
“That guy.. I left him at home.”
“Left him at home?”
“That’s right! I asked him today whether he wanted to leave with me or stay at home. He said he wanted to stay at home, so I left him there.”
“…” Sima You Yue only now felt like he was actually a little weird. “He said that he wanted to stay at home because he wanted to protect your home. He doesn’t know that you don’t plan to return, right?”
Great Master Ji was stunned. It seemed like he really hadn’t told him.
“You’d better hurry home and take him out.” Sima You Yue waved her hands disdainfully at him.
“No rush. I’ll return after I finish drinking.” Great Master Ji said, “In any case, it’s not like I have to rush off today.”
Sima You Yue suddenly felt pity for the little child. To have such an unreliable master was similar to how Old Man Devil treated Wu Lingyu.
Of course, Great Master Ji left very late that night. After he finished drinking his tea, he dragged her to research some poisons with him and it was already dark by the time he left.
Sima You Yue sent him off before going to look for Guo Yin Da to ask him if he had any spare rooms.
The Guo Clan had booked the entire inn, so she had to ask him for his approval if she wanted to add someone in.
She didn’t expect that the Guo Clansmen had completely filled all the rooms. Guo Yin Da got two youths to room together in order to give her an empty one.
On the second day, Great Master Ji brought the little child along. They just saw a little house and he felt like it was fine. It was the child that furrowed his eyebrows with distaste.
“It’s such a small house, how can we live in it?” He said with a pout of his lips.
Guo Yin Da was a little awkward as he stood by the side. This house really was a little small.
“If you think that it’s too small then you can go and find your own place. In any case, this city is so big, you will definitely be able to find a room that suits your fancy.” Sima You Yue said, “I don’t wish to let such an ungrateful person stay with us either.”
If it were anyone else who chided him, the brat would definitely have retorted. However, since she was the one who said it, he could only lower his head angrily.
“I, I didn’t say I wouldn’t live here.” He said in a small voice.
“Uncle Guo and the others are willing to give you this house not because he owes you anything. If you don’t know how to be grateful, then you’re not worth any good treatment. Got it?”
When she met Little Tu, he was only a little older than this child. However, he was more obedient and cute. Now that she saw this child acting this way, she couldn’t help saying this.
She thought about how this child wasn’t anyone to her and that his master was still right there and she had seemed to go a little overboard.
She offered an apology to Great Master Ji, “Old Ji, sorry. I forgot to mind my mouth for a moment.”
“Haha, it’s fine. This little guy has always been lacking in discipline.”
You never cared about it before! Sima You Yue criticized him silently, but she didn’t say anything.
Great Master Ji just stayed there like this, while the Tao Clansmen didn’t come to look for him at all. The situation with him passed just like that.