Chapter 670 – At the time when leaving (2)
However, Su Zian’s face was expressionless: “Now, the lives of your mother and your brother are in your hands. If you are able to ask Apothecary Leng to come back, they will be fine. If you can’t invite him back, then they’re finished!”
Su Xi was scared silly.
“Daddy, actually, Apothecary Leng didn’t give your daughter any preferential treatment…” Su Xi wanted to explain. Su Zian, however, shot her a harsh sideways glance, scaring her into silence.
“Xi’er! Now isn’t the time to shirk responsibility. You should think about your brother and your mother.” Su Zian rubbed her head, “If you plead here properly, with Apothecary Leng treating you so well, his heart will definitely soften.”
“But Daddy… Apothecary Leng simply doesn’t treat me- ah…” Su Xi felt like crying but lacked the tears. She did not even know what was going on. Why was everyone so sure that Apothecary Leng really liked her?
“Su Xi, if you’re like this, Daddy will be very disappointed.” Su Zian looked at Su Xi seriously.
Fine… Su Xi agreed tacitly.
“Then what about you, Daddy?” Full of expectations, Su Xi raised her head to look at him.
“Daddy will go to the imperial palace and ask His Majesty for an imperial decree,” Su Zian said and hurriedly left.
Inside the room.
Apothecary Leng was sitting indoors. In front of him, there was a small, dark red coffee table. On the table, there was a small, red clay stove, and on it, there was a pot of tea simmering. When the water reached the boiling point, it let out a bubbling sound.
When having tea, naturally, there would be someone to keep you company.
At this time, there was a person seated opposite of Apothecary Leng.
This person was none other than Su Luo.
It was only after washing the cup with the first pot of tea, did Apothecary Leng then set a new cup of perfectly steeped tea before Su Luo (1). Unhurriedly, he said, “This is Heart Cleansing Tea. Try some.”
“Heart Cleansing Tea?” Su Luo sipped a mouthful and suddenly, a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction appeared on her face.
Just drinking one mouthful, and Su Luo already had a kind of faintly discernible feeling of being high up in the clouds. She felt a warmth slowly circulating from her abdominal area to her entire body. This feeling was extremely wonderful.
“This tea?” There was something strange about it.
Apothecary Leng gave a satisfied smile, “A person who drinks Heart Cleansing Tea for the first time, more or less, will have their spiritual strength upgraded a bit. Now, how do you feel?”
“Like I’m about to break through to the fifth rank soon.” Su Luo could feel the spiritual force circulating slowly inside her body, seemingly trying to break through, as if seeking for a way out.
“If you can break through to the fifth rank, then you haven’t wasted this old man’s Heart Cleansing Tea that was collected over many years and given to you.” Apothecary Leng smiled mysteriously.
On top of Su Luo’s forehead was a large question mark: “What’s the benefit in breaking through to the fifth rank?”
“At least you now have the minimum qualifications to enter the selection.”
“What qualifications to enter the selection?” Su Luo curiously opened her eyes wide.
“The mysteries of heaven must not be revealed…” Apothecary Leng stroked his chin, “However, your ability to refine drugs is still at the Elementary level. This is not particularly good.”
Su Luo looked at Apothecary Leng with a face full of suspicion. She always had this feeling of being about to be sold off by the person in front of her.
“Take out the pills you refined for this old man to have a look.” Apothecary Leng was touching his beard, “Even though you are only an Elementary Apothecary, if the effects of the immortality drugs you refine are good, then it’s not like you won’t have a chance. After all, it’s only been half a year since you’ve entered the threshold of Apothecary studies.”
“What chance? Apothecary Leng, if you have something to say, then just say it. Don’t drag it out any longer.” Su Luo looked at him, full of expectations.
“The time still hasn’t arrived yet. You should wait patiently. Anyhow, it won’t be bad news.” No matter what, Apothecary Leng was unwilling to reveal even half of a sentence.
Since she was unable to draw out an answer by asking, Su Luo also obediently stopped asking.
From her sleeves, she took out the Spirit Restoration Pills she refined and passed it over to Apothecary Leng: “These are all the ones I refined recently. Please have a look.”
The moment Apothecary Leng saw the milky-white pills, his expression paused slightly. He took the pills and checked them carefully. He sniffed them and, in the end, even sampled a little of it.
One could only see his face had an expression of amazement: “These aren’t Elementary Spirit Restoration Pills!”
1) Serving Tea: Traditionally Chinese people would put tea in pot then added boiling water… This first pot is then pour out, often used to rinse the tea cup. Then more hot water is added to the tea and this would be allowed to seep before serving.
Chapter 671 – At the time when leaving (3)
Su Luo spread out her hands: “The ones I refined were all like this. Does Apothecary Leng think this is strange?” Before, Su Luo thought the Spirit Restoration Pills she refined had good results. The Elementary Spirit Restoration Pills had the effects of an Intermediate level Spirit Restoration Pills.
“You, this girl…” Apothecary Leng serious gaze sized up Su Luo, “You’re certain these were all refined by you?”
“Absolutely true, cheating neither the old nor young. Guaranteed it’s authentic!” Su Luo’s face was full of certainty.
“But this pill, it… it’s Intermediate level Spirit Restoration Pill. Oh, no. It’s slightly better than an Intermediate level Spirit Restoration Pill.” Incomparably shocked, Apothecary Leng stared at Su Luo, “You, this girl, is really hidden deeply and not revealing anything, right? Come, come, come follow this old man to the refining room. You will personally refine it for this old man to see.”
“Alright, if you want me to refine it in person, then I’ll refine the pills in person. In any case, I don’t have a problem,” Su Luo said it very confidently.
Apothecary Leng brought Su Luo to the refining room. Only after seeing Su Luo actually refined an Intermediate level Spirit Restoration pill in front of him did he believe it.
“Apothecary Leng, how is it?” Su Luo smilingly asked.
“Since you now have this kind of strength, there are some things I can say for you to hear.” Apothecary Leng brought Su Luo to sit back at their original positions.
Seeing Su Luo’s face full of puzzlement and curiosity, Apothecary Leng gave a slight sigh. “Have you heard of Grandmaster Rong Yun?”
Grandmaster Rong Yun? Su Luo shook her head: “Never heard of him.”
Veins suddenly appeared on Apothecary Leng’s forehead: “You are also an Apothecary now, yet you’ve never heard of Grandmaster Rong Yun? Which school of refining drugs are you learning from?!”
Confronted with Apothecary Leng’s furious criticism, Su Luo’s neck shrank back and she weakly asked: “Is he really famous?”
“Why stop at famous? Grandmaster Rong Yun is currently the only Grand Master level Apothecary on the continent! Do you know how many aristocratic and prestigious families want to entice him to join but cannot? Do you know how many experts want to seek a meeting with him but cannot? Let me tell you like this. As long as you’re able pay respects to him as a teacher, being under his name, in the future, you’ll be able to walk across this continent however you want!” Apothecary Leng slapped the table as he came to a conclusion.
“So powerful? Then, did he accept any disciples before?” Su Luo asked suspiciously.
“He had.” A hint of embarrassment flashed across Apothecary Leng’s expression, “That unworthy disciple is this old man.”
“What? Grandmaster Rong Yun is your teacher?” Su Luo was really startled this time.
No wonder, no wonder back then, even revealing His Highness Prince Jin’s title was still unable to move Apothecary Leng.
Apothecary Leng grabbed at his hair in annoyance: “Unfortunately, this old man is slow-witted and has bad aptitude. I could not completely carry on my teacher’s legacy. Therefore, my teacher decided to once more accept a personal disciple.”
“Grandmaster Rong Yun wants to accept a disciple. Why haven’t I ever heard of this before?”
Apothecary Leng slanted a harsh glance at Su Luo: “You haven’t even heard of Grandmaster Rong Yun, how could you have heard of him accepting disciples?”
Su Luo stuck out her tongue. What he said was reasonable.
Apothecary Leng let out a sigh. “Actually, three years ago, my teacher had already mentioned this before. The Jade Lake’s Li family set their heart on it the most. For this, they had prepared for a full three years.”
“Jade Lake’s Li family?”
“You also know that person and are quite familiar with her. She is Li Yaoyao,” Apothecary Leng mumbled.
“Li Yaoyao, she is also an Apothecary?” Su Luo asked in surprise.
“Yes, she is an Apothecary. In order to become my teacher’s personal disciple, these few years, Li Yaoyao truly worked hard. She had already been promoted to Intermediate Apothecary. She has also followed by teacher’s side for about half a year.” Apothecary Leng said with a sigh, “Teacher’s temper is extremely cold. He won’t easily let people get close to him.”