The numerous herbs gradually started to merge and form a pill outline in the bright, red fire.
It was indeed the noise that would only be generated when one was producing pills!
Cheng Lixue shockingly stared at Chu Liuyue. As he was too shocked, his voice was even sharper as he said, “When did she prepare all those ingredients?”
Didn’t Chu Liuyue just go onto the competition venue? She actually progressed to this step when we weren’t paying attention for a little while?
Not only Cheng Lixue, but everyone watching Chu Liuyue refining medicine was in disbelief.
“I was always watching Chu Liuyue refining her medicine, but I felt like she didn’t do much. Yet, she has already finished preparing all those ingredients?”
“It’s too fast… Won’t her speed be considered as one of the top three in today’s competition?”
“I think she can even be first! Did you notice that she directly placed the medical formula down after glancing at it once, without ever looking at it again after that? Did she actually memorize that medical formula with one glance?”
“It’s nothing much to have a photographic memory, but the point is that she didn’t even stop in the middle and kept throwing ingredients into the cauldron! She didn’t show any hesitation, and she didn’t make any mistakes at all. This is why she’s so fast!”
Mo Cang was also stunned when he saw this.
As one of Tai Yan Academy’s elders, he didn’t have a good impression of Chu Liuyue. Therefore, he coldly smiled and said, “So what if she’s fast? There were also people before her who tried to produce pills quickly, yet they still failed in the end.”
Elder Feng Yi stared at the pill forming in Chu Liuyue’s cauldron and felt very nervous.
Hearing Mo Cang’s words, he could not help but retort, “No matter if she can form the pill in the end, she has already proved her talent.”
Mo Cang’s eyes grew even colder, but he didn’t know how to rebut Feng Yi. Mo Cang could only grunt, and his eyes were filled with contempt.
At the start, Elder Feng Yi really didn’t harbor much hope for Chu Liuyue, but now…
His gaze turned and landed on Chu Liuyue’s face.
Even at this nerve-wracking moment, the pretty young girl still looked as calm as ever.
Chu Liuyue did something that was as difficult as ascending the sky to others, but she didn’t seem to care about it.
I think Director really accepted a good disciple…
Some would succeed, while others would fail in a competition.
All the successful ones would present the pills they made for evaluation, while the failed ones would leave the competition in a dispirited manner. But out of all of the successful ones, nobody else produced pills. The best was only ‘superior third-grade.’
It was obvious that these people didn’t pose a threat to Leng Chuan.
Gradually, the competition was only left with Chu Liuyue and Ji Zixing.
Not long after Chu Liuyue, Ji Zixing also finally started trying to produce a pill.
This also meant that, other than Nan Feng Academy’s Leng Chuan—who had produced a fourth-grade pill—only the remaining Chu Liuyue and Ji Zixing had the same hope.
Both these two people were even from Tian Lu Academy!
Elder Feng Yi smiled as he leaned against his chair. He then spoke in a seemingly nonchalant manner. “Even though Zixing is slow, he’s still stable, unlike Liuyue—who’s a little anxious.”
Cheng Lixue knew that the only thing he could do now was wait, so he sat in his seat and didn’t say a word. Now, he just hoped that both Chu Liuyue and Ji Zixing would fail in producing their pills.
This way, Leng Chuan could thoroughly take first place!
Elder Feng Yi glanced at Mo Cang and lightly knocked his head. “Oh, I almost forgot that Liuyue is representing Situ Xingchen in the competition. No matter if she wins or loses, it’s all for your Tai Yan Academy. Mo Cang, don’t take the criticisms I said earlier to heart!”
Mo Cang took a deep breath in. If it weren’t for so many people watching, he wouldn’t have held himself back. He would’ve taken action directly!
Feng Yi looked very down-to-earth, but he was very cunning.
Everyone could tell that this heavenly doctor competition had nothing to do with Tai Yan Academy.
If Chu Liuyue lost, it meant that Situ Xingchen lost.
If Chu Liuyue won, it still meant that she won, and it would put Tai Yan Academy in a bad light.
At this point, Mo Cang started to regret it. Why did I agree to Chu Liuyue representing Situ Xingchen in the competition?
Situ Xingchen also realized that something was wrong.
From the moment Chu Liuyue tried to produce the pill, she had been silently hoping that Chu Liuyue would fail. But what disappointed her was that Chu Liuyue continued in an organized manner.
Even though this had exhausted a large portion of Chu Liuyue’s energy, making her lips pale, the fire in the cauldron showed no signs of extinguishing or being affected.
As she stared at the pill that gradually became rounder and smoother in the cauldron, Situ Xingchen’s heart hung high. If Chu Liuyue really succeeds…
As she meticulously controlled the fire’s changes, Chu Liuyue stared at the cauldron in front of her with much focus.
She was bent on putting her best foot forward this time. It wasn’t to compensate for Situ Xingchen, but it was for other considerations.
Previously, Chu Liuyue had always been hiding her talent and capabilities as a heavenly doctor since she didn’t want to reveal too much and cause trouble for herself.
However, it was obvious that trouble would come knocking on her door, even if she did not look for it.
From Chu Xianmin to Heng Jingchuo and Yang Jianqing… Everything revealed an eerie aura.
Chu Liuyue had a strange prediction in her heart.
The same person seemed to be controlling everything behind the scenes, and this person was obviously targeting her!
Chu Liuyue thought repeatedly, but she couldn’t figure out who would waste so much effort to go against her.
Barely a few people had such means.
So instead of hiding and shunning, why not directly show everything she had and lure the culprit out of their hiding place?
She was in the light, while the other party was in the dark. Hence, she was originally disadvantaged.
But if she stood under the brightest sun, any shadows would show themselves!
Chu Liuyue stared at the pill in the fire.
Perhaps it was her hallucination, but she felt that her force was more nourished after she broke through and became a stage-two warrior. This caused the effects to be even better when she refined medicine.
This was also why she could finish preparing the ingredients and start producing the pill faster than expected.
But… Why is it taking so long to produce the pill?
A boom was heard from Ji Zixing’s cauldron.
A round pill was formed.
At the same time, an intense herbal fragrance started diffusing through the air.
Tian Lu Academy’s crowd finally felt secure.
Ji Zixing placed the pill into the jade box and presented it.
Elder Feng Yi opened the jade box, and he couldn’t help but look at Chu Liuyue. Chu Liuyue clearly started earlier than Ji Zixing, but why hasn’t she finished yet…
Mo Cang sneered. “I thought she was very capable, but it turns out… Hmph, she’s just putting on an act!”