“Can you promise me it will get better?” Situ Hao cared a lot about this.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but roll her eyes, she had never seen such a motherly man before, “You’ve already decided, why do you even need to come over here to ask, or did you want to chat with me?”
Situ Hao spread his hands, “You should consider my feelings, as the owner of Blue Star Dreams, I shouldn’t-”
“Don’t worry, Blue Star Dreams will be fine, I’ll let it get better and better, and when it’s better, I’ll let it go back to you.”
Situ Hao perked up his ears, did he just hear something wrong? How could Blue Star Dream go back by itself?
“You’re the one who suggested the method, so tell me how to move Blue Star Dreams to the pharmacy when it’s so big.” Situ Hao, having made his decision, immediately began working on the follow-up.
It was something that Dongfang Minghui had expected early on, the only thing she had expected wrongly was that it had taken Situ Hao just one night to figure it out.
“First of all, Blue Star Dream is a Golden Thorn Tree, which is considered a more dangerous magic plant, you have to get permission from the dean first. He needs to give you permission to move Blue Star Dreams. Step two, you need to find me an uninhabited yard in the middle of nowhere, about the same size as your Blue Star Dreams’ yard. I’m going to move in with it, understand?” Dongfang Minghui thought it was so nice to have connections, it was easy enough to suddenly get to live in a big compound on her own!
Situ Hao flinched, “You still haven’t talked about how to actually move Blue Star Dream.”
Dongfang Minghui looked at him again and again with a profound look, “Just get all the other stuff done first. When you’re done, I’ll take care of the rest.”
Situ Hao eyed her suspiciously, “Alright, I’ll go talk to the dean first.”
What exactly he and the dean talked about, Dongfang Minghui didn’t know, but she had waited two full days for Situ Hao.
The steward senior brother was a little more humble in front of Situ Hao, he led the way while she and Situ Hao walked behind, until they reached a remote courtyard at the farthest distance from the Angelica Garden. The courtyard was overgrown with weeds and looked deserted for some time.
“The first time I saw it, I thought it would be a good place for a new yard. But it’s been too many years and no one has been cleaning for a long time, so it’s not a good idea to let little sister live alone.” The steward brother advised from the side.
Situ Hao frowned, he had probably never seen such a deserted courtyard before.
Dongfang Minghui did think it was very good however, for one, the place was remote and undisturbed, and for another, it was far from the Angelica Garden, which was filled with countless spiritual herbs and spiritual energy, which was instead harmful to Blue Star Dream.
“I think it’s a good place to clean up.” Dongfang Minghui’s smiling with a pair of eyes all curved up, she secretly conversed in her mind with Little Colour, “Little Colour, do you feel that aura? What exactly is it?”
Little Colour muttered, “I don’t know, let’s wait until they’re gone for now and then we’ll probe deeper.”
Situ Hao opened his mouth and would have tried to persuade her as well, but looking at Dongfang Minghui’s unwavering expression, the idea was dispelled, “I’ll have someone come over to help you clean up then, otherwise it’s really not suitable to live in.”
The steward senior brother immediately took a step forward, “If senior brother trusts me, I’ll have someone come over to help little junior sister clean up the room.”
Dongfang Minghui smiled and said, “Thank you, Senior Brother.”
Situ Hao looked at the steward senior brother, nodded, and then said, “Now that the place has been chosen, tell me what to do next!”
Dongfang Minghui blinked, “Take me to see Blue Star Dream.”
Situ Hao asked all the way, but she didn’t reveal half a point of the information, only that there was a way to move Blue Star Dream over there easily, without making a big fuss.
If Situ Hao knew how she was going to move Blue Star Dream, he would probably call her a liar, asking her loudly would it really be fine if it was done like that?
Dongfang Minghui reached the entrance and said to him, “Don’t let anyone come in and disturb us. If anything goes wrong with Blue Star Dream, I won’t be responsible.”
Situ Hao had wanted to sneak up on the wall to check it out, but she had scared him so much that he had ordered everyone to guard the outside and no one was allowed to take a step, not even to climb the wall.
“Hui Hui, are you here to pick me up?” Blue Star Dream was happy, all the thorny vines and branches were all flying in the air, but they didn’t dare to really approach her.
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Yes, do as we said before, it might be a bit painful to transform into human form, but you have to be patient and hold on.”
“It’s fine, I’m not afraid of pain.”
That being said, Dongfang Minghui had a tiny bit of concern so she got her little friend involved as well.
A chubby little toddler appeared in the courtyard, and there was a small vine branch above its head, swaying left and right, swinging with the wind in a rhythm.
“This is Little Colour.” After Dongfang Minghui’s introduction, Blue Star Dream also knew Little Colour’s name.
Little Colour’s eyelids slanted and glared at it, “Come on, focus all the spiritual energy into the heart of the tree then pretend you’re human, and then slowly little by little, channel it to all the extremities.”
Blue Star Dream was an obedient good baby, all the thorny branches danced, and Dongfang Minghui could clearly feel that the environment she was in was focusing all the spiritual energy around it.
The spiritual energy from its body would occasionally run inside her body in tandem, straight into the meridians within her body, in a few moments, the external spiritual energy almost made her meridians so full they almost burst.
Blue Star Dream was gifted, it understood Little Color’s words all at once, and when it gathered all the spiritual energy in its body at the heart, it felt as if its entire body had snapped, and it wanted to cry from the pain.
But when it thought of what it had promised before, it clenched its teeth and didn’t say a word.
Dongfang Minghui, on the other hand, had to fight off the large amount of spiritual energy that was scurrying towards her from Blue Star Dream while watching the tall tree break into pieces, the blue sap flowing everywhere, and even some of it landing on her face, it was warm and contained a great deal of spiritual energy, it almost made her go out of control.
“Control yourself.” Little Colour warned, not only to Blue Star Dream but also to Dongfang Minghui as a reminder.
They were all in pain, Dongfang Minghui suppressed the spiritual energy suppressing it till she felt the feeling of her realm bottleneck stirring again. She almost felt that she was about to be unable to continue with it, the other seven grey meridians in her body actually all broken through in one go. Thus, more spiritual energy swept in wildly.
The spiritual energy rioted in the air, the sky descended with a vision, and the sky, which was still somewhat bright, was suddenly filled with dark clouds as well as thunder and lightning.
The three people at the center of the spiritual energy vortex didn’t notice the visions at all. Even if they had noticed it at the moment, they would have been powerless to stop it.
Situ Hao who was guarding outside stared at the sky in dismay, there was a powerful vortex in the sky right now that seemed to be brewing something.
“Spiritual treasure birth, that’s the reason the sky is filled with these visions, quickly go and see where it is.” He gave a command and continued to guard the outside of the courtyard, pacing back and forth.
The trees in the courtyard crashed to the ground, and most of the thorny branches fell downward, breaking into several pieces as they fell to the ground, blue liquid splattering everywhere, all pale and shocking.
There was a flash of heavenly light at the vortex in the sky, and lightning as thick as five men’s thighs was about to fall.
“Hold on.” Little Colour didn’t have time to account for anything and channeled all of its spiritual energy into Blue Star Dream’s body to help it.
“Ooh, it hurts.” Bluestar Dream had never felt such pain, as if its root had snapped and shattered, inch by inch, and then its broken branch would grow and break again. Repeatedly several times, it was simply worse than death.
The thunder in the sky was just halfway down when it suddenly and strangely disappeared.
The sky cleared once again, and the turquoise blue clouds and sky were the same as usual as if none of the strangeness from before had existed.
The spiritual vortex in the courtyard also disappeared without a trace, and when Dongfang Minghui opened her eyes, the ground was a mess, and Little Colour had disappeared.
“Hui Hui.” A five or six year old boy gently touched her shredded hair and smiled a sunny smile towards her, his azure eyes seemingly were like an ocean, they were clean and clear.
Dongfang Minghui was appalled, “Blue Star Dreams?”
“Hui Hui, why do I feel weird.” It looked at its short arms and short legs and was slightly sad.
Dongfang Minghui cried and laughed, “Blue Star Dream, you are now in human form, you see, you and I are the same now.” She reached out her hands and squeezed his little cheek.
Blue Star Dream did the same to her and then giggled.
“That’s enough, you two fools, bring it back to the Royal Academy, my spiritual energy is only lent to him temporarily it won’t hold up for long.” Little Colour pulled out a small vine in her soul sea and shook it at her.
Dongfang Minghui immediately sobered up, “Blue Star Dream, I’ll trouble you to come inside my space ring for the time being. ”
Blue Star Dream went over and hugged her, then plunged into the ring.
“How’s it going?” Situ Hao seemed quite nervous, just now the sudden visions in the sky terrified him, thinking that the movement was made by Blue Star Dream.
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Are you going back to the Royal Academy with me?”
“Where’s Blue Star Dream? Didn’t you take it with you?” Situ Hao peeked into the courtyard and was flabbergasted when he saw broken branches all over the ground. He picked up a broken branch from Blue Star dream and was instantly furious. Red-eyed, he yelled at Dongfang Minghui, “What’s going on here?”
“Calm down, I’ve already taken Blue Star Dream, this is just the remnants of its root, don’t worry, I’ll show you a living Blue Star Dream later.”
With Dongfang Minghui’s repeated assurances, Situ Hao could only believe that Blue Star Dream was still fine, but he was always apprehensive along the way, unable to stop asking question after question.
Dongfang Minghui was bored by his questions, and for the first time felt that the road to the Royal Academy was too far.
At the other courtyard, Dongfang Minghui stopped Situ Hao outside, “You guard for me outside! I must not be disturbed by anyone on the way.”
Looking at her determined eyes, Situ Hao was once again bluffed by her, but this matter was related to Blue Star Dream and he didn’t want a single mistake.
Dongfang Minghui released Blue Star Dream from the space ring and brought it around the courtyard with her “Blue Star Dream, for some time to come, the two of us will be living together, and now you can pick a location you like the most.”
Bluestar Dream was especially happy to hear that he was going to live with her, tilting up a smiling face and pointing to a spot in the courtyard off to the side.
“Why did you choose that side.” Dongfang Minghui didn’t quite understand, plants liked open spaces, the nooks and crannies of that corner probably didn’t have enough space for it to grow.
“I don’t know, I just feel comfortable in that corner.”
“Don’t dawdle,” Little Colour warned in a sea of souls.
“Don’t worry, Hui Hui’s here with you.” Dongfang Minghui hugged it, then backed away a bit.
She then saw two vine branches thrust straight into both of Blue Star Dream’s arms, the blue spiritual energy leaking out a little bit before it was all absorbed by Little Colour.
Soon, the vine branches became solid, instead, Blue Star Dream seemed to be getting weaker and weaker, it’s body shape also started to change, and slowly, a little plant appeared on the ground.
Dongfang Minghui didn’t dare to disturb them, in fact, when Little Colour first proposed this suggestion it had also been dismissed by her when it was made. It would be painful for the two youngsters to exchange spirits and forms with each other, one wrong step would hurt both of them if they weren’t careful.
But, with long term survival in mind, she had finally agreed to it. Now, it seemed that Little Colour’s original claim of danger was less than one percent.
Hmph, she knew she’d been tricked by her little friend.
Blue Star Dream soon turned into a sapling and stayed peacefully in the corner.
Little Colour also quickly returned to her sea of souls, “I’m going to sleep for a while, during this time you stay out of trouble.”
Dongfang Minghui: “…….the little one is getting older and bolder, what should I do?”
There was no sound from Little Colour after that.
“Blue Star Dream, are you okay?” Dongfang Minghui walked over to the sapling and stroked its newly emerged branch, look at its emerald green color! The branches were tender and green, and I thought to myself that this was a natural growth.
Blue Star Dream shook its branch and tenderly rolled it up her wrist to show that she was fine. Since most of the spiritual energy had all been siphoned off, it was much more relaxed, as if the body’s shackles had all been untied at once.
When Dongfang Minghui called Situ Hao in, she pointed to the small sapling in the corner, “Blue Star Dream is there, go over there and take a look at it.”
The contrast from a big tree to a young sapling made Situ Hao stare and point at Blue Star Dream half a dozen times, “Y-you’re lying to me!”
“Say what’s on your mind to it quickly.” Dongfang Minghui yawned, feeling sore everywhere after such a long day.
Little Colour sucked up the excess spiritual energy from Blue Star Dream, saving Blue Star Dream and helping itself at the same time.
Dongfang Minghui felt that her little friend was a little villain, no wonder Little Colour willingly volunteered to help Blue Star Dream, it turned out it had a purpose.
“Ugh, I’ll find a way to compensate Blue Star Dream later.” Think of it as a payment for taking spiritual energy from it.
Dongfang Minghui and Blue Star Dream got along very well, and in the morning Blue Star Dream woke her up by pulling her with its branches, but only one of ten times was successful. As for her, she woke up and watered Blue Star Dream. Then she’d loosen the soil and then gather at Angelica Garden to start a day’s work.
Unbeknownst to her, there were suddenly many more medicine gardeners in the Angelica Garden.
When she arrived, she saw more than a dozen people chattering with each other, not knowing what they were discussing. The atmosphere of Angelica Garden was much more lively than usual because of their presence.
She immediately leaned in front of the steward senior brother curiously pointing to that group of people, “Senior brother, they are also medicine gardeners? So do we need to continue collecting morning dew today?”
“Definitely, the morning dew is indispensable for making potions.”
Dongfang Minghui pointed at them, “They want it too?”
The elder brother in charge pulled her aside and said, “The enrollment of the pharmacy is all over, these are the last from the third round of tests. They didn’t want to leave, so they were assigned here.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded knowingly, the Pharmacy’s position in the Royal Academy was pivotal, in the Seven Coloured Continent there were still generally few pharmacists, the students who came to take the test were probably thinking that as long as they stayed in the academy, they would have a chance to make a name for themselves one day, so everyone had come to be a medicine gardener.
Soon, Pharmacist Xu came, and everyone who saw her was like a mouse that saw a cat, and quickly lined up. Dongfang Minghui cleverly stood on the side and glanced at what she was holding. Hey, isn’t this the Beautiful germanium that was about to die yesterday.
“There are three things that need to be explained to you today, one of which is that the White Angelica Garden has added twelve new medicinal gardeners, the steward will later tell the rules in the White Angelica Garden Speak to them, and make reasonable arrangements for their lodgings. Secondly, it is about this beautiful geranium, whoever held it to the test area yesterday, come forward.”
Dongfang Minghui pointed to herself, and she took a step forward, feeling baffled.
Pharmacist Xu spoke bluntly in public, “Yesterday I saw it blooming well, so I brought it from the back of the mountain. But in just one day, it began to wither. You should know that in the Angelica Garden, maliciously destroying an elixir will result in expulsion from the Pharmacy and even direct expulsion from the Royal Academy.”
“Pharmacist Xu do you mean that I deliberately destroyed the beautiful geranium?” Dongfang Minghui asked with a smiling face.
“This pot of beauty geranium was only touched by me and you yesterday. Is it possible that there were others who touched it?” Pharmacist Xu’s slender eyes gently aimed at the other nine people present.
Dongfang Minghui also looked at them, and the remaining nine people who had gone to the test area yesterday all hung their heads and looked at their toes as if they had nothing to do with the matter.
Pharmacist Xu’s words clearly trying to find issues with her and she seemed eager to convict her.
At that moment, the steward brother came out from the side and said to her, “Pharmacist Xu, do you see if there could be any misunderstanding. Yesterday when Qian Minghui returned I happened to see that she had returned empty-handed, and I did not see her bring the beautiful germanium back.”
The steward brother was quite righteous, standing up for her at a time like this. However, she couldn’t be too happy too soon.
Dongfang Minghui also defended herself along with Steward Senior Brother’s words, “Yesterday, I brought this pot of beautiful geranium into the test area and left it there to do another job for Senior Brother Situ. When I went to get it again, the senior brothers in the test area said that someone helped me bring back this pot of beautiful geranium.”
So, Dongfang Minghui spread her hands and said, “Pharmacist Xu, I think the priority is to first find out who brought the beautiful geranium back yesterday.”
Pharmacist Xu’s beautiful eyes turned slightly and lingered on the steward brother and her for a while before she smiled, “From what you guys are saying, it seems like in the middle of this is there really is a misunderstanding, but there’s no way to find out the truth at the moment, and we’re all wasting time waiting here, so we might as well put the matter on hold. What do you think?”
This kind of person was clearly deliberately provoking trouble and wanting to embarrass her in front of everyone. If it wasn’t for the Steward Brother saying a fair word, today’s matter would definitely not have been so simple.
Seeing that Dongfang Minghui didn’t respond, Steward Senior Brother tugged on her sleeve.
“I’ll listen to Pharmacist Xu’s arrangements.” Dongfang Minghui pulled a fake smile with a false heart.
Afterward, Dongfang Minghui was pulled aside by the steward brother, “Did you offend Pharmacist Xu somewhere?”
Dongfang Minghui looked confused, she had only been at work for less than a week, how could she have the time to offend anyone. Besides, she was so mild-tempered, how could she easily offend someone?
“Brother, don’t you want to think about what’s in it for me to offend a Pharmacist?” Not to mention it was just a little junior pharmacist, even if she wanted to offend someone, she would have picked a more important person to offend.
The steward brother whispered, “Why don’t you go and ask senior brother Situ for help, after all, there are people above this Pharmacist Xu.”
Dongfang Minghui was a little unhappy, although everyone was bullying her, how could she get Situ Hao’s help for this.
Not to mention there were people above, even if it was Emperor Hao above, she’ll need solid reasons to bother him for this matter.
“Senior brother, let’s not panic yet, let’s see what she really wants.”
Dongfang Minghui was in a very unhappy mood when she returned to the courtyard, and even Blue Star Dream felt it. It shook its tender branch to hold her, but it found that when its own body became smaller, the branch also became shorter, and it was inexplicably sad.
“Blue Star Dream, I’m back.”
Once she returned, she checked its soil and moisture, then checked to see if any unsightly insects were crawling up it.
“Hui Hui’s not happy?”
“Yeah, I was deliberately wronged today, and some woman’s trying to get me kicked out of here.”
Hmph, that woman even tried to kick her out of the Royal Academy.
She thought long and hard about everything she had done from her first day to today, and she quickly guessed that things were presumably happening on that day when she had to identify the intermediate and advanced elixirs.
She had always been close to plants, so naturally, she was able to identify the strength of the spiritual energy in the spirit medicine at a glance, thus distinguishing their levels.
“It’s probably because of that that she tried to get rid of me.” Dongfang Minghui felt that she was too careless, even though she had deliberately said one wrong plant that day, she couldn’t stop arousing other people’s suspicions.
Situ Hao once said that besides highly gifted pharmacists, many of them were from medicine gardeners, could it be that she was worried that I would step on her head one day?
The little branch of Blue Star Dream tickled her palm before calling the other’s attention to herself, “Let’s go hit her.”
“Hey, that’s good for you. But Blue Star Dream, with your little body, can you beat the other person?” Dongfang Minghui felt a sweetness in her heart, she was sad but at least there was someone, no, uhh some tree to comfort her.
Blue Star Dream took out a tender branch and smacked it hard on the ground, the sound of popping was endless, but it was extremely small and subtle.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t bear to hit it and touched it, “Blue Star Dream also knows how to get angry for me, I’m so happy.”
Blue Star Dream shyly curled the tender branch around her finger and rubbed it affectionately.
Just as she expected, it wasn’t over.
“Qian Minghui, Pharmacist Xu told you to come over there, the person who helped you bring the beautiful geranium back that day has been found. ” A man who was also a Medicine Gardener came to find her in the courtyard and said.
The Medicine Gardener looked around for a moment and envied her, “You’re the only one living in this courtyard, huh?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Let’s go, I’m going to go over there and take a look.”
The two of them were walking one after the other.
Dongfang Minghui pretended to be gossipy and asked, “Strange, why don’t I seem to see Steward Brother today? He shouldn’t leave Angelica Garden on weekdays, have you seen him?”
“No, early this morning the steward brother said something and went out, I don’t know what he went out to do, he still hasn’t returned yet.” The medicine boy bluntly stated, “Pharmacist Xu saw that I happened to be free, so she asked me to come and call you.”
Boy, good for you.
Pill Master Xu had deliberately packed off the steward brother, leaving her in an isolated situation.
“Alas, Qian Minghui, why did you have to live in that remote little courtyard? I’ve heard that it used to be haunted by people who died, and it was deserted for a long time.”
Dongfang Minghui chuckled dryly, thinking to herself that such a made-up story wouldn’t scare her. She doesn’t believe in ghosts!