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So it’s because of this. Chu Liuyue laughed inwardly. That’s true. Back then, I burned my Yuan meridian and conveniently burned Shangguan Wan’s Yuan meridian completely. Until now, she hasn’t recovered. How can she not be anxious?
The strength that came from a Tianjing Yuan meridian burning itself was extremely terrifying, and its effects were long-lasting. Not to mention that Shangguan Wan had no way, but even Shangguan Yue might not be able to heal it at her peak.
Shangguan Wan didn’t dare to publicize this issue, but she must have her trusted heavenly doctors in the dark. More than a year has passed, but she hasn’t improved a single bit. This shows that she has used all her methods. If she wasn’t driven to a corner, Shangguan Wan wouldn’t have anxiously summoned me to the palace.
“Oh, so you wanted to ask about this. Actually, it’s a long story…” Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes as if she was recalling something and said slowly, “I did have a lacking Yuan meridian since birth. I have seen many heavenly doctors, but it was to no avail. Until one day, I accidentally met a mysterious person when I was kidnapped to a forest outside the Imperial City…”
“I don’t know who that person is, and I didn’t see the other party’s face. The other party only gave me a pill and a prescription. After eating the pill, I took herbs according to the prescription and ate the medicine in a timely manner. Not long later, my Yuan meridian recovered to normal. Afterward, I wanted to find that mysterious person and thank him, but I couldn’t find him at all. Slowly, this matter was set aside.”
After hearing this, Shangguan Wan’s first reaction was disbelief. “Just… like this?”
Chu Liuyue smiled slightly and nodded. “Just like that.”
Shangguan Wan’s eyes turned slightly cold. Can there be such a coincidence? When Chu Liuyue was set up, she was saved by a strong warrior. The other party barely knew her, but he took the initiative to help her heal her Yuan meridian? And afterward, that person just disappeared into thin air? Then, what does that person actually want?
Shangguan Wan didn’t believe that something would just fall into one’s lap. She didn’t believe a single word of whatever Chu Liuyue said.
But other than the person involved, nobody would know about this sort of thing. If Chu Liuyue was reluctant to say it, she had no other way.
“…Such a fateful encounter is rare… Ms. Chu, you’ve really met your benefactor.” Shangguan Wan sized Chu Liuyue up and said ambiguously, “Not only did you heal your Yuan meridian, but he even directly upgraded your Yuan meridian to a Dijing one… If news of this gets out, many people would be envious of you.”
Chu Liuyue smiled. “Many people in Country Yao Chen have asked me about my experience. I didn’t expect Third Princess to be interested in this as well.”
“I have seen some people recover from physical damage to their Yuan meridian, but I have never seen someone with a lacking Yuan meridian since birth being able to cultivate. Hence, I couldn’t help but be curious and asked more,” said Shangguan Wan as she sighed. “The one who is able to do this must be formidable. If there’s a chance, I really want to meet that person…”
Chu Liuyue smiled genuinely. “Honestly speaking, I want to meet that person more than anyone else and thank that person on purpose. It’s a pity… That person disappeared without a trace, and I can’t look for him at all.”
Shangguan Wan was frustrated. Only Chu Liuyue herself knows what happened. If she doesn’t want to say it, who can force her? She’s currently in the limelight in Xi Ling, and her every move is being watched. Therefore, I can’t easily touch her.
At this moment, an announcement was heard. “Third Princess, Physician Zuo Mingxi is here.”
Shangguan Wan felt strange. “Why did Physician Zuo come at this time?”
Chan Yi softly reminded, “Your Highness, you forgot. It’s Physician Zuo’s turn to take His Majesty’s pulse today. You previously said that after Physician Zuo takes his pulse, he must come over and report His Majesty’s condition to you.”
Chu Liuyue’s hand on the armrest curved slightly.
“Oh, I did forget about it. Ask him to wait at the side hall for a moment. I’ll be there soon,” said Shangguan Wan as she looked at Chu Liuyue. “I still have some things to handle. May I trouble Ms. Chu to wait here for a moment? If you’re bored, you can ask Chan Yi to bring you around Huayang Palace.”
Chu Liuyue immediately said, “Third Princess, please—”
Shangguan Wan stood up, left, and quickly arrived outside the hall.
Chu Liuyue looked over and saw Zuo Mingxi’s figure standing outside.
“Physician Zuo, why did you come so early today?” That was Shangguan Wan’s voice.
Zuo Mingxi bowed and said, “My jade token is done, so I came earlier to collect it.”
Light flashed across Chu Liuyue’s mind. Jade token? The jade token he’s referring to. Could it be—
“That’s good. This jade token is a symbol of your identity. Physician Zuo, you must be careful next time and don’t lose it.”
“I’ll remember your teachings, Third Princess.”
The duo walked to the side hall, and their voices completely disappeared.
However, Chu Liuyue’s heart was shocked. So the jade token that Jian Fengchi accidentally dropped that day is Zuo Mingxi’s?! Zuo Mingxi said he lost it. Then, did Jian Fengchi unintentionally pick it up after he lost it, or did Jian Fengchi purposely take it away from him?
After thinking about the faint Long Xian Fragrance on Jian Fengchi that day… He clearly came to the palace before! Also, it’s very possible that he entered Father’s bedroom! But why is he doing this?
There seemed to be mist in front of Chu Liuyue, and she couldn’t see clearly.
She stood up.
Chan Yi immediately asked, “Ms. Chu, do you want to look around?”
Chu Liuyue turned around and smiled. “Would it be too much trouble?”
Chan Yi respectfully said, “Ms. Chu, you’re too polite. Since Third Princess has already spoken, you don’t have to care so much. Why don’t I bring you to the garden behind?”
Chu Liuyue nodded. “Thank you.”
The duo then walked out of the main hall.
After leaving, Chu Liuyue seemed to unintentionally look in the direction of the side hall and softly whisper, “So that person is Physician Zuo Mingxi. I heard that he’s a very capable heavenly doctor.”
Chan Yi seemed to ‘accidentally’ block Chu Liuyue’s vision with her body as her facial expression was polite and distant. “Physician Zuo is an imperial physician, so his medical skills are naturally outstanding. Why? Ms. Chu, are you interested in this?”
Chu Liuyue seemed to have not heard the warning in the other’s voice as she smiled and said, “Not really. I just heard my mentor say that there are quite a few capable imperial physicians in the palace, so I admire them in my heart. I didn’t expect to be lucky enough to see one today.”
Chan Yi glanced at her, and her suspicions gradually dispelled. She had heard that Chu Liuyue was also a heavenly doctor, so her words sounded quite normal.
“The back garden is here. Ms. Chu, please follow me.” Then, Chan Yi led the way in front.
Chu Liuyue followed her.
On the other end, after Shangguan Wan and Zuo Mingxi entered the side hall, she asked frankly, “Physician Zuo, how is my father’s condition? Did he show any signs of waking up?”