Dongfang Minghui woke up the next day, and when she washed her face, she noticed that her skin felt whiter and more subtle, “Does practicing skills make me look better and better?”
With this discovery, she became more and more interested in practicing.
Just as she was proudly showing off to Blue Star Dream, Yong Xing suddenly ran over.
“Little Senior Sister, someone is looking for you.”
Dongfang Minghui pointed at her nose, confused, “Someone looking for me?”
Yong Xing nodded, “It’s a girl, I saw her wearing the clothes of an alchemy apprentice, she’s probably here to seek medicine from you.”
It seemed like Nan Nan was the only person she knew from the alchemy academy.
She saw a girl anxiously walking back and forth from a distance, and on closer inspection, she really guessed correctly, “Nan Nan, you’re looking for me? What is it?”
Nan Nan grabbed Dongfang Minghui’s hand, “Minghui, you’re a pharmacist, will you take a look at my brother’s leg for me?”
Damn it, this is not the right plot!
Shouldn’t the Female Protagonist have stepped in to solve this?
Seeing Dongfang Minghui hesitate she quickly begged, “Minghui! Please save my brother’s life, I’m begging you, okay, I’ll be a cow or a horse for you from now on.”
Be a cow or a horse or whatever, she didn’t need it!
“Nan Nan, it’s not that I don’t want to save your brother but I’m only a junior pharmacist, I think I should at least invite a senior pharmacist to help your brother look into healing his legs.”
If she had been in her original world, she’d have been able to put Nan Fei’s legs through a CT or X-Ray scan. Now, she’s just a half-assed pharmacist, is she going to run over there to harm or save someone’s life?”
“You wait here for me.” Dongfang Minghui rushed off, then rushed to the Dean’s office, directing the dean away to the anxious girl.
“Little girl, why are you so anxious, is the marrow cleansing pill refined?” Lord Dean asked with a smiling face.
Dongfang Minghui thought of how she could convince the Dean. She couldn’t actually make the Dean take action if he wasn’t willing, she herself probably wouldn’t be able to move half a step out of the office either.
“How can you not lose weight, Dean? Being this fat, you could easily have a triple-height problem.”
The Dean jerked his beard, “You’ve got a lot of nerve, no one has ever dared to call me fat in front of me before, is it because I’m punishing you too lightly that you dare to talk such nonsense.”
Dongfang Minghui spat out her little tongue, “They don’t dare to say it to flatter you, or else how can they ask you to give them medicinal herbs? I’m saying this for your own good. You’re still a pharmacist yourself, don’t you know that transitional obesity is a disease?”
The President of the Board of Directors was fooled by her clever mouth, “Okay, but you can’t say it like that, I am this size ah, this is all because of age! Oi don’t look at me like that. I used to be a handsome young man. All the girls lined up from the city gates to the Royal Academy to see me.”
“Like Situ Hao?” Dongfang Minghui laughed.
Dean laughed as well and pointed at her, smiling, “I knew you were up to this nonsense, and yes, that little guy, Hao’er, is considered my great-grandson. ”
Dongfang Minghui stumbled and almost fell over.
“Aiyoo, a little girl like you walking isn’t as steady as me an old man.”
Dongfang Minghui’s thoughts trailed off, looking incredulous, she thought the dean was Situ Hao’s grandfather, but then he suddenly told him that they were actually four generations apart in the family line.
How old was the dean really?
“Where are you taking me, little girl?”
Dongfang Minghui said bluntly, “Sir Dean, I have a friend’s brother whose leg was in training back then. When he accidentally injured himself while cultivating it left his legs disabled, I was hoping you could go over and help see if he could still have any treatment for his legs.”
The Dean jerked his beard, “What are you still staring at then, lead the way.”
Dongfang Minghui immediately brought the dean over to Angelica Garden, where some of the medicinal gardeners of Angelica Garden saw Lord Dean and greeted. She addressed Nan Nan, “Nan Nan, this is our dean.”
Nan Nan was flattered, “Dean, I-I my brother.”
When the Dean saw that she couldn’t speak, he immediately waved his hand, “Lead the way, where is your brother?”
Nan Nan said, “My brother is in the alchemy academy.” When she was first admitted to the academy, she begged and begged to death to get permission from an alchemist in the pharmacy to bring her brother inside the academy along with her.
As soon as he heard Alchemy Academy, the Dean’s legs were like roots, refusing to move a step forward he indifferently said, “Bring your brother to the Pharmacy.”
Dongfang Minghui’s heart was bleeding, he was fine just now, when did the dean become so childish, he actually went back on what he said immediately!
“Okay, I’ll send my brother over right away.” Seeing the dean’s resolute attitude, Nan Nan didn’t think so much about it and made her decision right away. As far as she was concerned, as long as she could save her brother’s legs, she probably wouldn’t hesitate if she was told to die immediately.
Dongfang Minghui thought that the dean was too much, turning her head the other way and ignoring him.
But by the time Nan Nan pushed Nan Fei over, Dongfang Minghui was still helpful.” Dean, how about bringing him to the office space?”
The headmaster said directly, “Send him into your small courtyard first, I remember there are a few empty rooms in your small courtyard, arrange for him to live in there temporarily .”
Dongfang Minghui felt quite complex emotionally but displayed a serious face. As just an ordinary friend, she showed that she was neither very excited nor unhappy at the prospect. Nan Nan was so sensitive if she showed a little emotion, it is estimated that the other party would be able to feel it, but in fact, she really didn’t want men to live in her small yard ah!
“Fine, I’ll take you there.”
Soon, Dongfang Minghui brought them into the small courtyard, which was much better than before, not the least bit because there were two people living in the courtyard now.
When Dongfang Wanyu went to the inner courtyard assessment, she would also pick a little something to plant every day, the red peony seeds she had gotten from the Purple Demon Mountain Range, which had now sprouted a small head, and the beautiful geranium, which had finally survived, adding a little bit and sowing seeds every day, and soon, there was a small patch of the courtyard that she had divided the scope of, which was filled with more than a dozen kinds of medicinal plants.
After seeing that, the Dean smiled at her and said, “These medicinal plants are growing well. You’re so clever with your hands. Why don’t I send you to the back of the mountain to look after the medicinal plants for me as well? One day a week is fine.”
This fat old man thought she didn’t know ah, those medicine children in the back of the mountain all year round can’t leave the back of the mountain for half a step, going there to take care of them isn’t it the same as being imprisoned?
Nan Nan and Nan Fei were beside each other and didn’t dare to open their mouths to disturb them, staying quiet, but the anxious look on their faces couldn’t be fooled.
“Dean, help Nan Fei see how he’s doing.” Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but remind when he saw it.
The dean lifted the blanket that covered his legs and placed his hands directly over his leg joints, she even saw a little green light flashing from the dean’s hands.
“Ah-” Nan Fei let out a cry, then immediately clenched his mouth, but the sweat on his forehead involuntarily traveled down, looking like he was enduring extremely hard.
Nan Nan was anxious, wanting to say stop or to help her brother several times but unable to do so.
She was nervous about the atmosphere and was deeply afraid of what bad diagnosis he might make.
“It can still be healed.”
The Dean’s one-sentence brought a sigh of relief from the three people in the room, but his next sentence brought everyone’s hearts down again.
“If it had been a year or two later, even if a Holy Emperor descends, he may not be able to save him.”
Nan Nan gratefully looked at Dongfang Minghui.
Dongfang Minghui blinked, “Dean, what should we do next to diagnose and treat him?”
The Dean looked at her with a smiling face, “You said earlier that he was disabled and unable to walk due to his cultivation deviating?”
Nan Nan and Nan Fei nodded.
“But the result of my diagnosis is that you didn’t deviate at all, but were poisoned, which caused your meridians to become completely blocked, a little spiritualist would probably not be able to see the whole thing.” Dean also lightly dropped a major bomb, not that he underestimated Nan Fei, but he felt that the poison was very strange, the other party didn’t want him to die but wanted him to have a fate worse than death.
The two of them looked incredulous.
“Saving you isn’t impossible, but it requires a special strain of medicine, which the pharmacy doesn’t have either, and you need to find it yourselves. You guys rest for a while.” After saying that, Lord Dean took Dongfang Minghui away.
Yong Xing prepared a room and the bedding before informing Nan Nan, “Nan Nan girl. Dean told me to tell you that you are not allowed to set foot anywhere else but this small courtyard. If you have any other needs, you can come to see me at Angelica Garden.”
“Okay, please don’t worry steward, big brother and I won’t go anywhere.” Nan Nan assured.
The dean brought Dongfang Minghui to the office and asked directly, “Little girl, how badly do you want to save your friend?”
Dongfang Minghui’s eyes rolled slightly, whatever her answer was, Nanfei’s legs would be fine and he would get back on his feet according to the original plot.
“Dean, I naturally want to save him, I’ll do whatever you want me to do.” Dongfang Minghui gritted her teeth, but in her heart, she couldn’t stop cursing, damn this script, obviously, the Female Protagonist should have been doing this, now how did it suddenly become her problem?!
“Will you do anything you’re asked?” Dean looked at her with a smile.
She had to say against her will.
The dean nodded in satisfaction, “You’re the only one who can get this medicinal plant, and only if you go will there be some chances of getting it.”
It’s a pit ah!
That’s not what the script says!
Dongfang Minghui feigned curiosity and leaned over, whispering, “What exactly is the medicinal plant?”
Lord Dean took out a book and threw it over, “Love Flower’s Seeds.”
Dongfang Minghui looked confused, what the hell was Love Flower’s Seeds? She looked through the book and it stated that it was a unique medicinal plant. The patterns of the Love Flower were very beautiful, it looked like a mandala flower when it blooms, even the color seemed very similar. It’s a mandala, right? Just a different name for a different world?
Dongfang Minghui doubted it, but she’d never seen a mandala bear fruit before. Did this flower have seeds?
“Why is it that I’m the only one who can get it and no one else can?” Dongfang Minghui didn’t believe that part. The dean must have used this as an excuse for her to do something secretly.
“As far as I know, all the Love Flowers that have bloomed and begun to bear fruit have gained sentience, if an ordinary person went there, they’ll mostly be fooled away by it. A Spiritual Master who goes there with too much hostility will also scare it away, and only you, with your knowledge of plants along with high affinity, will be able to make it accept you. More importantly, Love Flowers are inherently poisonous, if you don’t go, your friend can just wait for death.”
With such a serious statement, wouldn’t it be a must for her?!
“Okay, I’ll go and bring back the love flower seeds.” Dongfang Minghui promised.
Dongfang Minghui promised very quickly, but all the way as the thought about it she couldn’t help but regret, she went back with a crying face, but when she stepped into her own small courtyard she immediately smiled again, it was really fast how she could change faces.
“Minghui, what did the dean say?” Nan Nan sent Nan Fei to his room and stayed in the courtyard waiting.
“Don’t worry, I’ll go get your medicine back for you.” She smiled.
Nan Nan hesitated, “Why don’t you tell me, it’s better for me to go, I just heard the dean’s words, going to get the medicine seeds will definitely be dangerous, you’ve helped me so much already, how can I let you continue to put yourself in danger for us.”
“Nan Nan, listen to me, I’ve asked the dean, I’m the only one who can get that medicinal plant, none of you can.” Dongfang Minghui explained.
Nan Nan listened and thought for a moment, “In that case, Minghui you should at least let me accompany you.”
Dongfang Minghui sized her up, “If you accompany me, who will take care of your big brother?”
Nan Nan couldn’t reply.
Just then, Dongfang Wanyu’s door burst open, “I’ll go with you.”
TL: Ohhh Wanyu there to save the day
If the Female Protagonist went with her, the odds seemed to be higher, Dongfang Minghui’s heart was bursting with joy, but her face was still pensive, “Seventh sister, this… Will it affect your cultivation?”
Dongfang Wanyu glanced at her, “Cultivation is fine I can do it anytime and anywhere.”
“That’s good then, I’ll make some pills tonight and we’ll leave tomorrow.” She said and went back to the house to tinker with some prescriptions and medicinal plants.
“Don’t worry, we’ll get the medicinal plants back for you.”
Dongfang Wanyu dropped that promise to Nan Nan without looking at her for a second.
The next day before Minghui left, the Dean dropped another bombshell on her, “The Love Flower is in the Valley of the Dead.”
Dongfang Minghui was dumbfounded, why would it take a trip to the Valley of Death to find a medicinal plant, aka the Valley of the Dead? That was a battlefield in which thousands of Spiritual Masters were buried in an ancient war. The Valley of the Dead was extremely vicious and dangerous, as dangerous as, if not more dangerous than, the Violet Devil Mountains, those who went in were rarely able to peacefully go out.
“Don’t you even read the information you were given?” Lord Dean directly threw a book over again.
According to the information, the reason why the love flower bloomed there was because its flowers were watered by blood, and the rich death qi in the Valley of the Dead also caused the love flower to be extremely poisonous as it grew.
But there’s another rumor, the Valley of the Dead is actually a hometown of the undead legion, it’s haunted by the qi of death all year round, and not many people dare to go there for a long time.
Dongfang Minghui secretly wondered if she could go back on her word.
“I’ll have Hao’er go with you” Dean added.
One more person, one more powerful force.
Dongfang Minghui threw everything she needed to get ready into the space ring and the two of them stood outside the pharmacy door waiting and soon saw Situ Hao who she hadn’t seen in a while.
“Minghui, Wanyu little girl, we meet again.”
Dongfang Minghui glanced at him, “Do you want to go meet Blue Star Dream?”
Situ Hao shook his head, “Wait until we’ve returned safely from the Valley of the Dead first.”
They followed him to a clearing, Situ Hao whistled into the air, and a gleaming three-legged bird descended from the sky, whistling towards them, its beautiful feathers shimmering in the sunlight with ruffles of light.
“Three-legged golden crow.” Dongfang Wanyu recognized it right away.
The three-legged Golden Crow was a light bird, also known as the Golden Crow, Yang Crow, or known as the Three-legged.
The Golden Crow saw Situ Hao and leaned its head down on the ground, affectionately rubbed its head against him.
“Come up here, Jin will take us to Death Valley.” Situ Hao was the first to leap onto the bird’s back, and Dongfang Wanyu pulled Dongfang Minghui went up along with it.
The Golden Crow let out a resonant cry, then flashed its wings straight into the sky.
Dongfang Minghui was filled with amazement, she had thought they would have to walk to Death Valley on two legs, but she hadn’t expected such a cool vehicle to suddenly appear.
“Jin can travel a thousand miles by day, and without any surprises, we can reach the cities around Death Valley in five days.” Situ Hao explained.
Dongfang Minghui was fine with it, it was already many times shorter than the expected trip, and she watched as the Female Protagonist sat cross-legged and closed her eyes, actually planning to practice right on the Golden Crow, not caring.
But she soon realized that the Golden Crow could fly for a full twelve hours, flying at a very even and stable speed, and sitting on its back was as safe as if it were on flat ground.
At first, she was quite surprised by the scenery, but after an hour she became visually exhausted, and after two hours she was bored out of her mind, and after three hours, Dongfang Minghui simply closed her eyes and entered into cultivation.
The three of them spent the day on the bird’s back, and in the evening, the three of them landed in a forest, and the golden crow turned into a small golden crow bird, stopping at Situ Hao’s shoulder, rubbing against him affectionately, and Situ Hao also fed it the meat he had already prepared, the relationship between one person and one pet was so harmonious.
Dongfang Minghui was a little jealous, why was someone else’s contract partner so cute and sweet? Her’s just enjoyed taunting her all day long and can’t get along with her for a moment. And then there’s her Seventh sister, a practicing maniac who’s always in seclusion.
Actually, she just missed her little friend…
When Dongfang Wanyu saw her sighing, she thought she was not used to the wilderness, so she explained, “Just wait a little more, around Death Valley, there will be towns, and then we’ll find an inn to rest in.”
“Seventh sister. “Dongfang Minghui wanted to ask how about how the pet egg she’d taken from the adventure in the Violet Devil Mountains before was doing. She hadn’t seen the Female Protagonist take out that flying elephant since she left the Purple Mountains. But with Situ Hao around she didn’t want to ask.
“I’ll be keeping vigil today, so you two get some rest.”
Situ Hao was the only man here, so naturally, such things had to be done by him.
Dongfang Minghui glanced at him a bit disdainfully, “I have pills here, why would I be afraid if anything was going to come close?”
She took out a porcelain bottle from within the space ring and crushed the pills inside one by one, quickly giving off a faint scent of jasmine.
Situ Hao was curious, “What is this?”
Dongfang Minghui smiled slightly, “My special insect repellent Hundred Flowers Dew, does it smell pleasant? ”
In the process of making it, she had also asked jasmine medicinal plants to take a few of its petals, so it smelled refreshingly sweet.
“Are you sure it won’t attract anything weird?” The more Situ Hao smelled the scent, the more he thought it was peculiar, and if he didn’t know it was to repel insects, he would have taken it for something expensive. The medicinal plants should smell more earthen.
Despite Situ Hao’s concerns, there was no problem overnight, Situ Hao and Dongfang Wanyu maintained a vigilance until dawn, taking turns with one sleeping on the tree and the other keeping watch at all times.