Chapter 672 – At the time when leaving (4)
Apothecary Leng took a glance at Su Luo and said mildly, “Seeing as he let Li Yaoyao stay by his side for half a year, it’s clear that my teacher thinks extremely highly of her. This selection of a disciple will most likely be her.”
Su Luo’s eyes narrowed slightly.
Li Yaoyao had the Jade Lake’s Li family at her back and was already this headstrong and impudent. If she was allowed to pay respects to Grandmaster Rong Yun as her teacher, then when the time came… Su Luo bit her lower lip, a myriad of thoughts running through her mind.
Evidently, Apothecary Leng was not very fond of Li Yaoyao. He scoffed twice, “Emperor Jing’s words have no effect on His Highness Prince Jin, but if Grandmaster Rong Yun was to issue some words for His Highness Prince Jin to marry Li Yaoyao, at that time, if His Highness Prince Jin does not agree… You’re too young, so you don’t know just how many people in this world owe a debt to my teacher.”
Moreover, those who do owe Grandmaster Rong Yun a favour, every single one of them was an elite expert in the present era. Just by stamping his feet, he could affect the region’s most important person. These words, Apothecary Leng did not say.
Originally, Su Luo had even thought that the matter of Grandmaster Rong Yun accepting a disciple had nothing to do with her. That she was merely a spectator listening to a story.
But now, hearing Apothecary Leng’s words, if Li Yaoyao really was selected, then Su Luo herself would no longer have a place to stand on this continent. Then, this will become a serious issue.
However, Su Luo, the skin between her eyebrows creased. Apothecary Leng’s persistence in swaying her to become Grandmaster Rong Yun’s disciple, what side was he on?
Su Luo raised her eyebrows with a smile yet not a smile: “Apothecary Leng, you are so insistent on me going to seek him as my teacher?”
“This old man just doesn’t like that Li family’s girl, that’s all.” Apothecary Leng turned his face away.
“You think I’ll be selected?” Su Luo asked seriously.
Apothecary Leng shook his head and told her the truth directly, “The chance of that girl from Li family getting selected surpasses ninety percent. Whereas for you, the odds aren’t even ten percent for you to succeed.”
Su Luo stared at him resentfully: “Then you still tell me to go seek him as my teacher, isn’t this just intentionally sending me to be cannon fodder? Or am I going to be cannon fodder for Li Yaoyao.”
“However, nothing in the world is absolute, without reaching the last moment, no one will know the result.” Apothecary Leng smiled as he looked at Su Luo, “Right now, almost everyone is against you being with His Highness Prince Jin. But, if you become my teacher’s disciple, what do those people count as?”
She could not help but say that Apothecary Leng’s last sentence had an extremely enticing ability.
Su Luo thought of Nangong Liuyun. She thought of all the effort and sacrifices he had made for the sake of their relationship. But all this time, she had always been passively receiving and never took the initiative to do anything for him.
Now, it was time for her to put in some effort.
“Alright, I promise you.” A wave of unwavering determination flashed across Su Luo’s face, “I just don’t believe that, with my innate skill of being able to refine Intermediate Spirit Restoration Pills as an Elementary Apothecary, I will lose to Li Yaoyao. She, who is only kind on the surface, but is a malicious and pretentious woman.”
Having heard that, a hint of a smile quickly flashed through Apothecary Leng’s eyes.
The two of them had talked for so long, even the tea had already cooled.
At this time, the scorching sun was in the sky. Alone, Su Xi was kneeling upright with her back straight in the courtyard.
With great difficulty, Su Xi managed to pull aside a passing servant. She wanted him to pass on a message to Apothecary Leng, but without even glancing at her, the servant walked away haughtily.
Su Xi was thoroughly depressed.
Just at this moment, Su Zian returned looking twitchy. He saw Su Xi still kneeling as before and could not help but feel somewhat angry: “Why are you still kneeling?”
The sun high in the sky was scorching. Su Xi was dizzy and faint from being in the sun. When she raised her head and saw Su Zian, she suddenly became happy, “Daddy——”
Daddy said he was going to request an imperial edict. He was gone for so long, he must have gotten the imperial edict he requested, right?
Confronted with Su Xi’s gaze that was full of expectations, a trace of embarrassment flashed across Su Zian’s eyes.
Chapter 673 – At the time when leaving (5)
He did indeed go to request an imperial decree. Originally, he had wanted to use a soft method with a hard method simultaneously. If the soft one did not work, then he would use the hard one.
However, he had just spoken and was immediately met with His Majesty’s refusal.
His Majesty’s expression at that time was terrible. He just said one sentence, this emperor has no control over Apothecary Leng.
Just one sentence, and he annihilated Su Zian’s hopes.
Because of Emperor Jing’s position, he knew Apothecary Leng’s background. He knew he had studied under Grandmaster Rong Yun. So, even though His Majesty’s station was highly honored, he still did not dare to suppress Apothecary Leng with an imperial decree.
But with Su Zian’s rank, he was not qualified to know these classified details.
Now, being mentioned by Su Xi, Su Zian glared at her in annoyance and forcefully changed the subject: “Apothecary Leng hasn’t sent anyone out to see you?”
“He hasn’t.” Su Xi grumbled, feeling aggrieved.
Wasn’t it said that Apothecary Leng treated her very well? She just could not see it. From the start, Apothecary Leng had not even seen her directly with his eyes.
“Kneel again!” Compared to Su Xi, Su Zian had complete faith in it. He coldly said: “You will keep kneeling here. If you can’t invite Apothecary Leng to come, then don’t return to the manor!”
Even now, Apothecary Leng had not come out. He was probably testing this girl’s perseverance. He absolutely could not fail through the lack of a final effort.
After making it clear, Su Zian tossed his sleeves and left.
“Daddy…” Seeing Su Zian leaving without even looking back, Su Xi became so depressed that she wanted to hit her head against the wall.
Until exactly when would she have to kneel here…
From the elegant room on the second floor, that just so happened to have a view of Su Xi kneeling in the courtyard.
The corner of Su Luo’s mouth raised into a hint of a curve: “Fortunately, Apothecary Leng did not say my given name and only said the surname. Otherwise, the person kneeling there right now would be me.”
Apothecary Leng’s mouth slanted sideways a little: “You, this girl, knows how to kneel?”
She dared to kneel, he wouldn’t bear to accept it.
Seeing Su Luo smile yet remain silent, Apothecary Leng thought for a moment. Suddenly, a line, as if written by a god, came to him, “In fact, His Highness Prince Jin needs to go into seclusion to cultivate. You’ve encumbered him.”
“I’ve encumbered him?” As expected, Su Luo’s attention was instantly attracted by this. She asked in surprise: “What happened to him?”
Apothecary Leng shook his head and said faintly: “In the past half year, his promotion to the next realm is too fast. Yet, he’s had no time to properly stabilize it. This caused his foundation to be unstable. If he still won’t go into seclusion to cultivate and harmonize everything, there might be effects that are big or small on his future. ”
Su Luo was slightly startled to a pause.
Since Apothecary Leng was able to see through it, then how could Nangong Liuyun not be aware of it himself?
However, he acted so normal that even she was kept in the dark.
If Apothecary Leng had not brought it up today, she would still have been kept in the dark, not knowing anything at all.
“How long would he have to stay in seclusion?” Su Luo’s voice was very low, carrying a sense of loss.
“On the low end, half a year, high end would be three years.” In a slight joking manner, Apothecary Leng cast a quick glance at Su Luo.
“So long…” Su Luo looked towards the azure sky, murmuring to herself.
If it was before, Nangong Liuyun would definitely choose to go into seclusion without the slightest hesitation. But this half a year, because of her appearance, therefore, he remained in the imperial capital to assist her.
Moreover now, there was also the Jade Lake’s Li family, glaring like a tiger watching his prey. Even more so, at this time, he would not go into seclusion and abandon her to face them alone.
But if it’s like this, the damage to his future would be enormous.
With such extraordinary gifts like his, his future accomplishments were limitless. However, he still decided to stay by her side.
If she had not known, then it would be dismissable. Now that she knew, if she still stayed indifferent, then that’s simply being too selfish and too disgraceful!
“I’m leaving first!” Su Luo was no longer in the mood to watch the play.