Chu Liuyue became increasingly curious about this Master and Madam. Actually, she had heard rumors about how Zhen Bao Pavilion’s Master specifically cancelled an auction that they had prepared. He had offended all the distinguished people in the Imperial City just to pick presents for his wife.
Even Chu Liuyue was surprised at such actions. One had to know that money was not the most important thing to these distinguished people. They valued reputation the most.
In the end, not much trouble was caused. Firstly, Zhen Bao Pavilion had extraordinary status, so those people did not dare to offend them. Secondly, Zhen Bao Pavilion gave sufficient compensation, which was akin to letting them come down easily.
This incident peacefully passed because of this.
Zhen Bao Pavilion’s Master truly was very wealthy and even more genuine to his wife.
“Okay, I hope I’ll have such a chance in the future.” Then, Chu Liuyue discussed the herbs with Yan Ge again, and she reminded him of some details.
The pageboy quickly brought the herbs over.
Chu Liuyue felt a little troubled upon seeing the big and small boxes. If she openly brought all of these items back to the academy, she would definitely attract many people’s attention.
If Mr. Zuo Rong found out about it, he would definitely come over and investigate. At that point, it would be very hard for her to explain it clearly.
If she said anything, other people would suspect her. If she did not say anything, it would be even weirder that she went to Zhen Bao Pavilion, instead of the academy’s Heavenly Pharmacy.
Yan Ge carefully looked at her and said, “Ms. Liuyue, it’ll be a little troublesome if you bring all these items back alone, right?”
Chu Liuyue honestly nodded. She still needed more herbs in the future, and she couldn’t be so open about it every time. “Second Master Yan, do you have anything here that can allow me to take these items away conveniently?”
“Are you referring to a Cosmic Bag?”
“Does Zhen Bao Pavilion have this too?” Chu Liuyue looked up in shock. She was just casually asking, but she did not actually expect them to have Cosmic Bags.
“Haha! Zhen Bao Pavilion doesn’t have much, but we’re not lacking in Cosmic Bags. If not, it would be really hard to take these items away, right?” Yan Ge heartily laughed. “Old Liu, bring a Cosmic Bag over for Ms. Liuyue.”
The pageboy at the side hurriedly agreed and quickly brought the a Cosmic Bag over.
“Ms. Liuyue, please—” Yan Ge passed the Cosmic Bag to Chu Liuyue. “You just need to inject some of your force into it, and this Cosmic Bag will be yours.”
Chu Liuyue picked up the Cosmic Bag and examined it closely. The Cosmic Bag was half a palm’s size and completely gold. There were even some intricate cloud patterns embroidered on it.
It looked very intricate.
Cosmic Bags could also be sorted into different grades. The higher the grade, the bigger the space within the Cosmic Bag.
Chu Liuyue tried to inject some force into it. She heard a light buzz and immediately felt a special connection with this Cosmic Bag. She then manipulated her primordial spirit, shockingly realizing that the space within this Cosmic Bag was as big as a room! This was much bigger than that of Mr. Zuo Rong.
Chu Liuyue widened her eyes and looked at Yan Ge. She said, “Second Master Yan, this is too valuable. I can’t accept it.”
“Aish, I’ve already given you the item, so you can’t give it back to me. Besides, I’m afraid you’ll need to come here many times, so it’s more convenient for both of us if the Cosmic Bag’s space is bigger.”
Chu Liuyue hesitated for a while.
Yan Ge’s words made sense. She truly would need to use this Cosmic Bag a lot in the future.
“Then… name me a price!” Chu Liuyue pointed at the herbs by the side. “Count all of them in too. I’ll pay for everything now.”
At this point, Chu Liuyue was more than grateful that she had caused a scene at the Chu family, and got back her father’s and her money. If not, she would not be able to afford any of the items here!
Yan Ge coughed. How can my own Madam pay for the items she took from her own store? Even if she is willing to give, I’m not willing to take! However, I have to follow Master’s plan since he hasn’t revealed his identity yet.
“This… Look, you’re a very important guest at Zhen Bao Pavilion, so we naturally have to give you a discount. These herbs and the Cosmic Bag… You can just give me 300,000 silver taels!”
Chu Liuyue calculated the total value of the items in her possession.. “Second Master Yan, are you planning not to do business anymore? From what I know, this Cosmic Bag alone is worth more than 600,000 silver taels right? Including these herbs… I don’t feel good if I only pay 300,000 silver taels.”
Yan Ge instantly felt awkward.
“Then, I’ll give you 1,000,000 silver taels first. When the other two herbs are delivered, I’ll give you another 500,000 taels. What do you think?”
Yan Ge widened his eyes. “T-this isn’t good…”
“What’s not good about it? You get what you pay for. I should give this money to you. It’s settled then. If not, I won’t dare to do business with you in the future.”
Seeing Chu Liuyue’s determined attitude, Yan Ge could only agree. “Hm… Okay! I’ll listen to you!”
Chu Liuyue then nodded her head in satisfaction. She bade farewell and left after placing all the herbs into the Cosmic Bag.
After Chu Liuyue reached the academy, she went straight to her place.
She finally heaved a sigh of relief when she unpacked all the items in the Cosmic Bag.
The medicine Chu Liuyue gave Liao Zhongshu previously could only temporarily stop the poison. If there was no antidote, the poison would explode seven days later. By then, it would directly take away Liao Zhongshu’s life.
Therefore, she had to produce a Red Blood Gu antidote in the remaining seven days.
This was not simple to Chu Liuyue at this present moment.
All heavenly doctors relied on their inner force when refining medicine. The richer one’s force was, the more effective the medicine refinement.
Chu Liuyue was just a stage-one warrior now. Even with her Dijing Yuan meridian, it did not seem possible for her to produce the medicine in one try.
It was very possible that her inner force would be exhausted before even half the medicine was completed. Hence, she had to think of a method.
Chu Liuyue subconsciously walked to the window and looked out.
The sky was already dark, and everything was drowned by the black night sky, causing everything to be unclear.
Rong Xiu was not in the yard.
Chu Liuyue heaved a sigh of relief, but she vaguely felt disappointed for some reason.
Who knows how many women want to suck up to a person like Rong Xiu. This is especially so with his charming looks. Even though he is a sickly person in the public’s eyes, women will still fight to marry Prince Li. Not to mention that he is actually very powerful and formidable.
When she thought of this, she suddenly heard a relaxing whistle from Yi Feng Courtyard.
Chu Liuyue was taken aback. Is Rong Xiu blowing the peach leaf?
The disappointment she felt earlier had disappeared. She tightly pressed her lips against each other, but her face broke into a smile.