Shangguan Wan was shocked. Jiang Yucheng has never lost his temper at me like this before!
She got upset. “Who are you saying is spouting nonsense?! Jiang Yucheng, do you know who you’re talking to?!”
It was only then that Jiang Yucheng came to his senses. He turned and took a few deep breaths before he calmed down. “Wan’er, I didn’t mean to criticize you. You know about the number of things that have been going on recently. If we’re not careful… We’ve waited so long for this. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we lost all our progress now?”
He walked over to Shangguan Wan, intending to wrap his arms around her. “We finally got today…”
“Jiang Yucheng, don’t you think it’s a little fake for you to say something like this now?” Shangguan Wan slapped his hand away and laughed coldly. I saw the look of disdain on his face earlier!
“Are you looking down on me because my Yuan meridian has been destroyed? I’m telling you, there are plenty of people who want to take your place. Don’t push it!” Shangguan Wan held power in her hands. Naturally, she wasn’t afraid of Jiang Yucheng.
Jiang Yucheng’s eyes changed colors as he mocked her quietly to himself. Shangguan Wan still hasn’t wrapped her head around what she has been relying on after her Yuan meridian was destroyed! If it weren’t for…
Jiang Yucheng said gently, “Wan’er, you’re overthinking it. I’m doing all this for you! I’ve liked you for so many years. Don’t you know how I feel about you?”
Shangguan Wan only calmed down a little after that. “Really?”
“Of course! I was spouting nonsense because I was so worried just now. You know how much I hate that woman. You brought her up so suddenly, of course, I… Don’t take it to heart.”
His words finally struck the right chord in Shangguan Wan, and she scoffed. “That’s good. I hate her too.”
Jiang Yucheng wrapped his arms around her waist. “Let’s not bring this up anymore in the future, okay? When His Majesty regains consciousness, we’ll get married.”
Shangguan Wan only let the matter pass then. “You’re not allowed to be this fierce to me in the future.”
Jiang Yucheng smiled. “Of course.”
However, an ice-cold look flashed across his eyes.
“T-then, how did you survive so many years?” Chu Liuyue was stunned by Qiang Wanzhou’s words. He shouldn’t have survived until now if he has had it since birth.
Qiang Wanzhou spoke. “There used to be a fire seed in my body, but it was suddenly extinguished. Hence, I left Nan Jiang and came to Xi Ling.”
“That person gave you the fire seed in your body as well?” Chu Liuyue guessed.
“You guys should’ve known each other for a long time, right?”
Chu Liuyue kept quiet for a moment. There are only two reasons why a fire seed can suddenly be extinguished. The first being that the cultivator destroyed it themselves. The second is that the heavenly doctor that formed it had died.
If it’s the former, there should’ve been signs of burn marks inside Qiang Wanzhou’s body. However, I checked earlier and didn’t find anything. That means… the person he’s looking for is likely dead.
There was a knock on the door.
“Ms. Chu, the things you wanted from Hundred Herbs Building have arrived.” It was Duan Ziyu.
Chu Liuyue stood up and went to open the door.
Duan Ziyu was directing people to move the items, which were piling up like a mountain.
Chu Liuyue glanced at him and realized that he had regained his composure.
She walked over and checked everything. “That’s everything.”
After everyone left, she began picking out some of the items and placed them into her Cosmic Bag.
Just then, Duan Ziyu walked over and presented something to her with both arms. “Ms. Chu, Lieutenant was worried that it would be difficult for you to carry the things that you have bought. He prepared a Cosmic Ring just for you; this will save you a lot of trouble.”
Chu Liuyue looked over and indeed saw a silver Cosmic Ring in his hands.
“Did Lieutenant Mu really say that?” She looked at Duan Ziyu with a wry smile.
“Yes,” said Duan Ziyu without batting an eyelid. Truth be told, his original words were: Let her buy! Why doesn’t she just fill up this Cosmic Ring while she’s at it!
Chu Liuyue curled her lips into a smile. Since they offered, there’s no reason for me not to take it. Besides, Mu Qinghe owes me more than 100,000 white crystals.
She picked the Cosmic Ring up without guilt and inserted a sliver of her force.
The ring flashed, indicating that it had recognized her as its master.
Chu Liuyue took a closer look and found that it was really spacious inside. A Cosmic Ring is much tougher to refine than a Cosmic Bag. It’s also more spacious and more expensive. Just a Cosmic Ring alone is worth several thousand white crystals, but that’s nothing compared to what I spent earlier. Since Mu Qinghe isn’t bothered by it, there’s no reason for me to be bothered by it.
“Is Lieutenant Mu busy now? I would like to thank him personally,” Chu Liuyue said sincerely.
Duan Ziyu coughed. “Lieutenant said that you still have to take part in the Wan Zheng Competition tomorrow, so you should get some rest. Don’t worry about the other things.”
Mu Qinghe probably doesn’t feel like seeing me now… Chu Liuyue stroked her nose. “If that’s the case, please convey my thanks on my behalf, Officer Duan.”
Duan Ziyu nodded.
Chu Liuyue returned to her room after she had placed all the herbs into her Cosmic Ring.
Qiang Wanzhou was still seated there while waiting for her.
Chu Liuyue pulled out a cauldron and laid out all the herbs that she needed on the side. She then placed her head at the cauldron’s opening, and a ball of red fire began burning in the cauldron.
She took out the Green Spiritual Snake Fruit and tossed it in.
A refreshing scent filled the room.
The tongue of the flames flickered around the Green Spiritual Snake Fruit, and the fruit turned red.
The fruit’s flesh slowly turned transparent. By the end, the fruit looked like it was made of water and encased in a red fruit peel.
At a certain juncture, the fruit burst open, and its juices flowed out. At the same time, Chu Liuyue added in the silver frost flower.
The transparent fruit juice dripped onto the silver frost flower, melting the frost on its blue petals. The blue petals then turned into a small blue flame!
Heat emanated from it!
Duan Ziyu—who was standing outside—was a little surprised when he smelled the herbs.
He knew that Chu Liuyue was a heavenly doctor, but he had assumed that she wasn’t a very strong one.
On the one hand, not many people with a Dijing Yuan meridian were outstanding heavenly doctors. On the other hand, she had a common background, and it took lots of resources to raise an outstanding heavenly doctor.
He didn’t think much of it when Chu Liuyue was buying the herbs. After all, the rarer the herbs, the tougher they were to cultivate successfully.
But it seems like… Chu Liuyue is stronger than I had imagined?