Duan Ziyu pondered for a moment before he left.
“He’s gone,” Qiang Wanzhou said coldly.
Chu Liuyue smiled as she took out new herbs and threw them into the cauldron. “I know.”
“You were putting on a show for him,” Qiang Wanzhou said affirmatively.
“Yeah. I spent so much of Lieutenant Mu’s money, so he’s got to have a taste of it, no?” Chu Liuyue smiled. Besides, Mu Qinghe already knew that I could refine pills. Nobody will say anything even if I put on this show.
Qiang Wanzhou stared at her for a moment before he asked, “Did he offend you?”
Chu Liuyue didn’t stop. She separated the flames in the cauldron into different sections for individual refinement.
After all the herbs had been extracted, she inserted another burst of fire into it!
The flames in the cauldron rose dramatically as they melded all the herbs together.
Chu Liuyue began trying to form a pill. As she stared at the pill that was beginning to form, she asked plainly, “Why do you ask?”
“I can tell.” Qiang Wanzhou sensed that Chu Liuyue seemed a little unhappy.
Chu Liuyue sighed in her heart. Even though Qiang Wanzhou isn’t well-versed in human interaction, he is extremely smart and sensitive.
“Not really. It’s just a small grudge.”
Qiang Wanzhou sensed otherwise, but he didn’t say anything more.
Time passed bit by bit.
Amidst the room’s quietness, the sound of burning herbs became exceptionally clear.
At midnight, the pill was finally formed!
A ripple spread from her pearl of essence!
Chu Liuyue was elated. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t work, but thankfully, my ability has drastically increased after I broke through to the third stage. This made forming a pill much easier.
For others, there were many things to learn if they wanted to level up as heavenly doctors.
But that wasn’t the case for her. In her previous life, she was already a stage-eight heavenly doctor. Even now, the methods and prescriptions were still in her head.
As long as her force kept upgrading, she could successfully level up as a heavenly doctor!
Chu Liuyue raised her hand, and the pill flew into her palms.
The pill was green, and three red stripes could vaguely be seen on it.
Chu Liuyue nodded contentedly as she handed the pill over to Qiang Wanzhou before she placed her hand back onto the cauldron!
After a while, another identical pill appeared in the red flames!
A familiar ripple was felt.
Chu Liuyue focused her thoughts, and the pill flew toward Qiang Wanzhou!
Qiang Wanzhou eyed the two pills and looked toward Chu Liuyue. Most heavenly doctors can only refine one pill at a time, but Chu Liuyue is able to refine so many of them simultaneously…
He was beginning to suspect that Chu Liuyue was lying when she said that she couldn’t refine fire seeds.
The third pill was refined successfully!
Chu Liuyue raised her hand, and the pill landed in her palms. It was only then that she extinguished the flames in the cauldron.
She smiled when she saw the look of suspicion on Qiang Wanzhou’s face. “I’m not lying to you; I really can’t refine any fire seeds. The only reason I’m able to refine these three pills is that the herbs are of good quality. Besides, the cold aura in your body has existed for many years. If we begin with overly aggressive medicine, it’ll only harm you. Take one of the pills every ten days; take it slow.”
Qiang Wanzhou nodded and took one of the pills.
After the pill had dissolved, a warm sensation spread across his body.
Qiang Wanzhou’s eyes lit up.
Chu Liuyue packed the remaining two pills for him. “Go back and rest well. I might need your help after the competition.”
Qiang Wanzhou nodded seriously. “I’m your attendant. This is all part of my job.
Chu Liuyue smiled. She didn’t argue with him and let him leave.
After Qiang Wanzhou left, she crossed her legs and began to meditate.
After the battle with Zhao Yunzhi today, she clearly felt that the force in her body was much stronger. It also seemed to be much closer to breaking through to the fourth stage.
It was a breezy, quiet night.
But it was anything but peaceful in a certain room at the Xiahou Residence.
Xiahou Rong looked at his second son—who was standing before him—with a frown. “Tingan, what’s wrong with you? Didn’t I tell you to get along with Jiang Yuzhi? We’re talking about marriage already, but you’ve made her mad now! What’s wrong with you?!”
Xiahou Tingan was frustrated too. “What happened today really wasn’t my fault.”
He then recounted everything that had happened inside Hundred Herbs Building today. He was still angry whenever he recalled Jiang Yuzhi’s behavior.
“This is a slippery slope. If I had agreed to it today, she would only get worse from then on. She might even squander all our money away!”
He tried liking Jiang Yuzhi. After all, she was pretty and of high birth. However, her personality… He could not take it!
Xiahou Rong turned the metal balls in his hands before he spoke. “She’s a little spoiled, but that’s because she has a good father and a good brother! So many people want to connect with the Jiang family now. What’s wrong with putting up with it?! How about this? If it involves Jiang Yuzhi in the future, it can go through a different account. Nobody else in the residence needs to know.”
Xiahou Tingan immediately rebutted him. “We’re not even engaged, and she’s behaving like this. Who knows what she’ll be like after we’re engaged! I think we might as well not go through with the engagement!”
Xiahou Rong slammed his hand on the table. “Are you crazy?!”