Yang Jianqing was immediately stunned. “Y-you tricked me?!”
His face contorted, and he looked like he was about to go all out against Chu Liuyue. I’m thoroughly humiliated by ending up in this state in front of so many people, yet Chu Liuyue nonchalantly said that?
“I just asked you to hand over the Red Blood Gu. I didn’t say that I wanted to search your body, nor did I get you to strip.”
“You!” Yang Jianqing was so angry that he almost spat out blood.
With much difficulty, he found his last bit of rationality and screamed, “No matter what, I’ve already proved to everyone that I don’t have Red Blood Gu! I definitely won’t let the matter of you defaming me slide!”
In a seemingly smiling manner, Chu Liuyue said, “Just because you don’t have it on your body, does it prove that you didn’t bring it?”
Yang Jianqing was dazed. “What do you mean?”
Chu Liuyue raised her finger and pointed at the cauldron that was flipped over on the competition venue. “We’ll know very soon if you’re related to Red Blood Gu.”
She then went straight for the cauldron.
Yang Jianqing’s heart sank. “No!”
Without thinking, he ran to Chu Liuyue and stopped her.
Chu Liuyue raised her brows. “Why can’t I do it? I just wanted to check the cauldron. If you didn’t do anything, why are you so nervous?”
Chu Liuyue pointed out what Yang Jianqing was worried about, and he instantly became more anxious. He wanted to stop Chu Liuyue again, but the surrounding people were looking at him with suspicious gazes.
Yang Jianqing then noticed that doing so would make him look even weirder.
His legs trembled; he didn’t dare to move backward, nor move forward, as he muttered, “No… No…”
Seeing his reaction, the crowd also realized that something was amiss.
Cheng Han felt very uneasy. This scene looks too familiar! When Chu Liuyue exposed Heng Jingchuo back then, it was also like this!
Chu Liuyue glanced at Yang Jianqing in a mocking manner. He wants to stop me by relying on himself?
Her legs moved, and her figure shook as she quietly walked around Yang Jianqing. She very quickly went toward the competition venue.
In the blink of an eye, she was already beside the cauldron.
Then, she bent down with a dagger in her hands and lightly scraped the side of the cauldron.
A ball of bright, red powder appeared on her shiny dagger.
Under the sunlight, the powder glowed in an eerie manner.
Yang Jianqing’s face turned as white as a sheet. My actions were exceedingly discreet previously, and even the numerous heavenly doctors present didn’t discover it. How did Chu Liuyue find out about this?
“This is Red Blood Gu.” Chu Liuyue carefully inspected the bright, red powder on the dagger. “If I’m not wrong, you conveniently added this in when you were putting red root in to refine it, right? When red root burns in the cauldron, it will quickly become red powder, and it’s hard to differentiate it from Red Blood Gu when they’re mixed together. Besides, under high temperatures, the powder will automatically scatter on the insides of the cauldron. Therefore, one won’t be able to see it from the outside.”
“If it burns for a sufficient amount of time—for example, when you have finished producing a pill… This period of time is enough to burn Red Blood Gu completely and allow it to diffuse into the air.”
Chu Liuyue spoke very calmly, seeming as if she was saying something unimportant. However, her words caused turmoil in everyone’s hearts.
“Yang Jianqing, is Liuyue speaking the truth?!” questioned Sun Zhongyan sternly.
If this was true, it meant that Yang Jianqing was prepared to kill everyone present! The severity of the situation far surpassed what happened with Heng Jingchuo previously.
Yang Jianqing’s lips trembled, and he spat out a sentence with much difficulty. “T-that isn’t Red Blood Gu…”
“It isn’t? Then, why don’t you give it a try yourself?” suggested Chu Liuyue.
Yang Jianqing immediately moved backward. “No!”
“Hm? Didn’t you say that this wasn’t Red Blood Gu? Why are you so afraid? It’s just nice that many people present haven’t seen this thing before, so why don’t you expand everyone’s horizons?”
As Chu Liuyue spoke, her eyes became sharp as she flung the dagger out.
The dagger drew a straight line across the air and directly flew toward Yang Jianqing.
Yang Jianqing immediately wanted to dodge, but how could he be Chu Liuyue’s match?
Before he could run far, the dagger already pierced his shin directly.
“Ahh!” Yang Jianqing moaned in pain, staggered backward, and collapsed on the floor.
Blood was flowing out of his shin.
“Chu Liuyue, how dare you?!” Cheng Han was about to take action, but he was calmly stopped by Sun Zhongyan.
“Brother Cheng Han, didn’t Yang Jianqing already say that it’s not Red Blood Gu? Why are you so worried? Don’t worry, Liuyue knows what to do. The wound on his shin won’t threaten his life. Our academy will provide the herbs to treat his wound. If it’s really not Red Blood Gu, I’ll personally apologize.”
Cheng Han had no other way to refute since Sun Zhongyan had already said all of this.
“Quickly take a look at his leg!” Someone cried out.
Cheng Han looked over, and he was frightened.
Yang Jianqing’s shin quickly swelled up, and the blood that flowed out of the wound became a strange black color gradually.
Cheng Han quickly became dispirited. If there was nothing wrong with that thing and it was purely a dagger that cut through his shin, this situation wouldn’t have happened!
Sun Zhongyan sneered. “Brother Cheng Han, as a heavenly doctor, you should know clearer than me if this is Red Blood Gu, right?”
Cheng Han couldn’t say anything, and he felt like his skin was harshly pulled down and trampled on.
Yang Jianqing’s entire body shook crazily, and he was petrified.
Chu Liuyue’s dagger was stained with too much Red Blood Gu! All that Red Blood Gu is currently infiltrating my body! It is also quickly spreading from the wound to the rest of my body!
Hugging his leg, Yang Jianqing finally couldn’t pretend any longer as he fearfully begged, “No! I don’t want to die! Director! Elders! Please save me! I don’t want to die!”
At this point, who wouldn’t understand what happened?
Yang Jianqing ran to Tai Yan Academy’s side with tears and mucus running all over his face. His entire body was stained with blood, and he looked horrible.
“Stop him!” screamed Cheng Han shrilly.
The judges immediately took action. They lashed out a rope, and it trapped Yang Jianqing.
Chu Liuyue walked toward Yang Jianqing.
“Liuyue, be careful!” reminded Sun Zhongyan.
Chu Liuyue didn’t stop in her tracks. “Elder Sun, don’t worry. There are just some things that I have to ask him.”
As she spoke, she had already arrived in front of Yang Jianqing. She looked down at him from above and uttered every word clearly. “Who sent you here?”
Yang Jianqing groaned, but he didn’t dare to look at her. He also didn’t speak.
Chu Liuyue inched in closer, and her voice was so soft that nobody could hear her. “If you’re willing to say it, I can give you the antidote.”
Yang Jianqing was stunned.
“If not, how do you think Liao Zhongshu survived till now?” said Chu Liuyue lightly.
Struggle flashed across Yang Jianqing’s eyes.
Chu Liuyue’s interest was piqued. Yang Jianqing clearly knows more than Chu Xianmin! If he’s willing to speak—
Yang Jianqing opened his mouth as if he was planning to speak, but he suddenly spat out blood.
Chu Liuyue knew that something was amiss, and she immediately moved backward.
A horrifying force suddenly emanated from Yang Jianqing’s body.