Amygdalin leaves and Black Sage Vine did not go together. Hence, it would leave a layer on the plank after wiping.
Even though the brush did not have any ink, it was made of snow wolf fur. Thus, it could easily leave marks on the plank. It was a rather simple method, but it would stump anyone who did not have an understanding of it.
The pair wanted to make things difficult for Chu Liuyue so that she would embarrass herself.
They were gloating when Chu Liuyue said that the item was not working, thinking that they had successfully played a trick on her. However, they could no longer laugh when they saw the words on the plank.
The smile on Cui Yao’s face stiffened as his eyes filled with surprise, making him look rather odd.
Mo Liang was not any better. He realized what had happened almost instantly. Chu Liuyue did it on purpose! She knew exactly what to do but pretended not to know.
Both of us thought we were pranking Chu Liuyue, but she had everything under her control all along! She probably mocked us inwardly when we were mocking her!
Chu Liuyue finished writing a line of text before she looked up at the pair with a smile. “It seems like it’s not broken. See, it writes pretty well.”
Cui Yao’s expression was stiff as if he had just swallowed a fly!
Mo Liang suppressed his anger as he pointed at Chu Liuyue. “You knew how the plank worked all along! Were you playing with us?!”
Chu Liuyue blinked. “Yeah.”
She said it so plainly and nonchalantly that the pair did not know how to respond. This Chu Liuyue is too arrogant!
“You! Nonsense! Chu Liuyue, do you know where this is? How dare you lie to us!” said Mo Liang during his fit of anger and shame.
Chu Liuyue curled her lips into a half-smile. “Weren’t the two of you making this difficult for me first? I’m just here to get some herbs, yet you’re making things so difficult for me. I’m just giving the both of you a taste of your own medicine. Is that too much?”
Chu Liuyue’s reply silenced the two.
Yes! We were the ones who started it first, but this is the custom! Other than heavenly doctors, we do this to everyone else who comes here. Chu Liuyue is not an exception!
However… they did not expect things to turn out this way with Chu Liuyue. Not only did their prank fail, but they even embarrassed themselves!
Chu Liuyue looked down and continued writing. “Senior Brothers, please hold on. I still have quite a number of things to write.”
The pair immediately looked over when they heard her, only to see that her brush strokes were smooth and continuous. It was like she did not need to think at all.
In a short time, the plank was already half-full of words!
Chu Liuyue also did not seem like she was going to stop writing anytime soon!
It was only then that the pair realized that things had spiraled out of their control.
Chu Liuyue clearly came prepared! The most important thing is that she has three planks in her hand!
Mo Liang swallowed stiffly. “Chu Liuyue, each person can only fill one application. Return the remaining Black Sage Vine planks to us now!”
Chu Liuyue did not even look up. “But Senior Brother, you gave them to me. It doesn’t make sense if I can’t write on them, no?”
“I said stop writing!” Cold sweat dripped down from Mo Liang’s forehead. If the teachers know that I gave Chu Liuyue three planks in one go, I will get into big trouble!
Chu Liuyue had already filled up the first plank. She beamed at the pair as she held up the remaining two planks.
“Thank you for your generosity, Senior Brothers.” With that, she continued writing on the two planks!
What a joke! She needed numerous herbs to suppress the poison in Liao Zhongshu’s body in the first place. Plus, the two of them were asking for it, so how could she not teach them a lesson?
As they watched Chu Liuyue, Mo Liang’s heart sank.
Finally, when all three planks were filled up, Chu Liuyue handed them over. “Senior Brothers, these are the herbs that I’d like to pick up this time. Please send in my applications for the teachers to review.”
Mo Liang’s entire body was stiff.
Cui Yao was frustrated by the smile on Chu Liuyue’s face, and he grabbed the planks from her. “You’re biting off more than you can chew! We shall see if the teacher approves of your applications!”
With that, he opened the door and headed inside.
The door was closed shut.
Chu Liuyue shrugged, took a few steps back, and waited patiently.
Mo Liang only returned to his senses when he heard the door slam shut. That’s right! Cui Yao is right! It doesn’t matter how much she wrote. If the teacher doesn’t approve of her applications, there’s no use!
Chu Liuyue is a heavenly doctor, and this is her first time here. Hence, the teacher might approve of her application if she were just asking for one or two common herbs. However, she is too greedy! The application definitely will not be approved!
At this thought, his heart fell back into place.
Time seemed to pass incredibly slowly as they waited.
Mo Liang looked towards the door from time to time, but Cui Yao did not come out. He got more anxious as time passed. That’s not right… The teacher should have immediately rejected the applications the instant he saw them. Cui Yao should also be out by now. Why is it still so quiet?
He turned to glance at Chu Liuyue, only to find that she was standing there casually as if she was not worried at all.
This frustrated him, and he knitted his brows tightly together.
The door finally opened after another 15 minutes, and Cui Yao walked out.
There was nothing in his hands other than the cleaned Black Sage Vine planks! He did not have any herbs in his hands!
It must not have gone through! Mo Liang was elated and hurried forward! “What took you so long? Was Teacher too busy, so he took a while to reject it?”
Cui Yao’s expression was a little strange. He handed the planks to Mo Liang and walked over to his side without saying anything.
Mo Liang felt that something was amiss. “What’s wrong?”
Cui Yao looked at Chu Liuyue with a complex gaze and spat out the words stiffly. “… Her application was approved.”
“How could this be possible?” Mo Liang jumped up instantly, his face full of disbelief.
Cui Yao rubbed his face. “Mr. Zuo Rong said that they were too many things and that some are in rather obscure places. Hence, it will take some time. He told us to wait for a while and that he would personally bring the things out later.”