Of course, Xia Xibei wasn’t admitting defeat.
With her powerful memory, she had managed to finish reading all the required books during the past few days after her return.
Her memory was so powerful that it took her just one glance to remember what she had read. Better still, she was able to read ten lines at once.
Besides, she had always been fast when answering questions. She did questions that she knew and questions that she didn’t know both at the same speed.
For the ones that she knew, she would come up with the answers rapidly.
For the ones she didn’t, she would skip them directly, wasting no time.
Furthermore, she was an arts student, so the majority of knowledge relied upon memorization.
In the past, she used to painstakingly practice speaking English for a period of time, hoping to get a role in a movie from Country M. Thus, she was able to speak with the same accent as that of people from Country M, and her vocabulary was very wide.
Although she didn’t succeed in the end, her English had always been quite impressive.
Besides, she was pretty talented in mathematics too.
In fact, Xia Xibei had chosen arts back then mainly because of Jin Yazhen. She was so terrible at science, she could only opt for the arts.
As a good friend, Xia Xibei had no choice but to choose arts as well, just to keep Jin Yazhen company.
Upon stepping out of the exam room, Xia Xibei did a rough estimation. Her results for the monthly assessment should be satisfactory, and it wouldn’t be a problem for her to be ranked among the top.
After the exams, Xia Xibei made another trip to the herb store.
The herbs that Huo Zijun had provided were of great quality, so Qiao Yanjue’s injury had healed rapidly.
“I’ve changed some of the herbs for you. Like before, take these orally and apply these topically…”
Xia Xibei finished what she had to say with an expressionless face. Right as she finished, she grabbed her bag and got ready to leave without the slightest hesitation.
Huo Zijun spoke hurriedly as he saw the expression on Qiao Yanjue’s face turning dismal.
“You’re on holiday now, aren’t you? You wouldn’t be in a hurry to leave, then. How about staying for dinner?”
“No need for that,” Xia Xibei shook her head. “I have to go back to help my friend lose weight.”
At that point, she turned and shot a look at Qiao Yanjue. “Oh, right, you don’t have to send me food anymore. I can cook on my own.”
She didn’t want to hear Song Jiaren mentioning the impotent Mr. Qiao all the time. It was way too awkward!
Qiao Yanjue’s expression finally seemed a bit better. “I’m just paying you back, it’s not a big deal to me.”
Before Xia Xibei could speak, he went on, “Don’t worry. Once I go back, I won’t be sending you food anymore.”
Since Qiao Yanjue had put it that way, Xia Xibei had no choice but to go along with it.
He would be gone in just a couple of days anyway. It would be nice to have a few more free meals.
Besides, her treatment for Qiao Yanjue had yielded superb effects, so she didn’t feel guilty accepting his money.
Xia Xibei had over 400,000 yuan in hand at the moment, but that money couldn’t be mobilized for now, and she couldn’t possibly spend a thousand on a single meal.
400,000 yuan might seem like a great sum, but once it was put to use, it wouldn’t appear to be a lot anymore.
Moreover, she had to keep strengthening herself, so money was of paramount importance at the moment.
Therefore, she had to come up with new ways to make money.
But how could she generate more money with the money that she had?
Looking at the milk tea that a customer in the herb store was holding, an idea popped into Xia Xibei’s head.
——As long as people lived, food would be their greatest necessity!
As the thought occurred to her, she instantly became invigorated, her little mind working at a very fast speed.
“Brother Huo, I’d like to buy some herbs from you.”
Upon meeting Xia Xibei’s glittering eyes, Huo Zijun was a little taken back.
“Which ones do you want?”
Xia Xibei fumbled to take out her notebook right away, scribbling the names of a bunch of herbs.
“Just these ones!”
Huo Zijun took the notebook and skimmed through it. They were common enough herbs but were required in great quantities.
“We have all of them here.”
He handed the notebook to the shopkeeper.
Very soon, several bags of herbs emerged and were placed in front of Xia Xibei.