Dongfang Minghui woke up feeling a bit sore on her lips, her teeth were numb, and she wondered if her mind had been more preoccupied lately and she was feeling stressed.
She got up and poured herself a glass of cold water straight away.
Dongfang Minghui squatted under the bed and looked, the little guy had rolled off the bed at some point, flipping his belly over and just under the bed, but the distance between the bed and the floor was too narrow so it was stuck there, unable to get out.
If it hadn’t shouted, she probably wouldn’t have noticed.
“Toothless, how did you roll off the bed and then accidentally roll under it?” Dongfang Minghui was on the verge of admiring the little beast’s intelligence, how did it manage to jam itself in there so well.
“Mother mother mother mother.” Toothless looked aggrieved, it hadn’t rolled down by itself, it had been thrown down!
Dongfang Minghui rubbed its face, “It’s too unsafe to sleep like this with you, I think it’s better to give you a little nest, and from now on you can sleep alone, little kid.”
“Mother.” Toothless stirred his legs in protest.
Dongfang Minghui did what she said she would do, and she asked Yong Xing to help her find some branches, intending to cut them down to size using a sharp weapon.
After watching for a while, Dongfang Minghui suddenly practiced just that. There were many leaves falling from Blue Star Dream in the small courtyard, she placed the stake a meter away from her and used her whole body’s spiritual energy to make the leaves fly up. Then she swished the flying leaf into the surface of the stake, she walked over to inspect it to see how deep it went.
As she got more and more engrossed, Dongfang Wanyu and the others pushed out the door to see her continue practicing the move as if she hadn’t seen them at all.
Dongfang Wanyu looked at them, “Don’t bother her, it’s rare for her to find some sense and start practicing her skills. ”
Nan Nan nodded and helped her brother walk out.
Dongfang Wanyu just leaned against the door and watched as she impaled the flying leaf into the stake over and over and over again. After a while, her eyes drifted downward, and she couldn’t help but be drawn to her red lips.
Last night, the memory of that sweet and wonderful taste still gave her a deep crisp feeling, she even felt her heart thumping in her mouth right now. Dongfang Wanyu couldn’t help but touch her own lips, she felt the heat from last night rush right through her all the way through her spine.
She would make sure to keep Ninth Sister’s eyes on her alone and no one else…
It took her a full day of continued practice before she cut a piece of wood off.
“Great.” Finally recovering a bit of confidence from this dead wood, Dongfang Minghui no longer had to think that the inability to practice her skills was because of poor qualifications.
Toothless was rolling around hungrily on the floor and mumbled, “Mother!”
“Looks like I won’t be able to make your nest today.”
Dongfang Minghui scooped it up and fed it a bit of spirit liquid, “Toothless. The semi-annual Pharmacist Promotion Tournament is coming up soon, should I use this to close up?”
It would get rid of a lot of people, a lot of troubles. At least it kept her from having to worry so much.
Toothless rolled over and rolled right into the bed, leaving it covered in its smell.
“Toothless, you’re messing up the bed, how are we going to sleep later?”
For the last few days, Dongfang Minghui has been concentrating all her attention on her skills.
It took her three days to cut the stake into four pieces, then she went off into the woods in search of rubber trees.
“Actually, Seventh sister you don’t really need to accompany me.” Dongfang Minghui was a little frustrated.
“Don’t worry about it.”
Dongfang Wanyu went a few days without being by her side and it turned out that she was resisting her and she had checked long enough to find out that her days at the library had been uneventful.
“What are you searching for? I’ll help you search together, two people searching is faster.” Dongfang Wanyu was pleased that she had made a nest for Toothless, every time she saw the little thing in her Ninth Sister’s bed she got really itchy wanting to teach it a lesson.
Dongfang Minghui described what the rubber tree looked like, and the two of them parted to find it in this small forest.
“Can you tell me if you have a tree here that can secrete a sticky liquid, a very sticky liquid?”
She asked several trees with no answer.
“I know one.”
The sudden appearance of Lu Xing startled Dongfang Minghui so much she leaped from the tree. Wearing green clothes today, if you didn’t look closely, you indeed wouldn’t be able to spot him right there in the tree, “Why haven’t you gone to practice the last few days?”
Dongfang Minghui exhaled deeply, “You said you knew, where that kind of tree is?”
“Come with me.”
The two of them went back and forth, and occasionally Lu Xing would turn back and unrelentingly ask why she didn’t show up.
She got very annoyed when he asked too many questions and just barked, “Because I’m about to close up.”
“Oh.” Lu Xing was very disappointed, “I see that you like plants a lot, and so do I. Why don’t we train together in the future?”
Lu Xing hadn’t really had a happy life since he came to the Royal Academy, the forests weren’t as big as their’s and the people here weren’t the same as they were over there.
He found Dongfang Minghui while reading books in the library, the picture of one person and one pet was especially warm and inviting, making him follow her, not expecting to find out that unexpectedly she was a human who knew what was in the plant’s heart, it was amazing.
“You and I aren’t from the same Hall, you might as well find someone from your Wood Hall to cultivate with you.” As she said this she suddenly thought of Mu Sheng, perhaps through Mu Sheng he would know the Female Protagonist.
With that in mind, Dongfang Minghui immediately warmed up, “I can’t practice with you, though, I can recommend someone for you to meet who is like you.”
Lu Xing hadn’t been hopeful, and when she said that, he immediately asked, “Who is it?”
“He’s in the same Wood Hall as you, called Mu Sheng, you can pull him along in your training so you won’t be so lonely.” Dongfang Minghui sighed, there was actually nothing wrong with the elven young prince as a person, she just didn’t think it’d be good to get involved and trigger a death flag.
“Is Mu Sheng your friend?”
“We’re almost there.”
Dongfang Minghui soon saw a large, sturdy tree with a trunk about as thick as a human. She identified the tree’s large leaves, patted it gently, and communicated with her mind, “Tree, can I get a bit of your juice?”
Dongfang Minghui pulled out a porcelain vial of elixir from her space ring and placed it at the roots of a large tree. “If you agree, this porcelain vial of spirit liquid is yours.”
A porcelain vial of spirit liquid was quenched from more than twenty kinds of medicinal plants, mixed with morning dew, and then evaporated with spirit power and concentrated.
It couldn’t transform a plant much, but it was better than nothing and was always a bit of a boost.
The tree was unmoved, “One bottle is not enough.”
“Two bottles, if you don’t agree, I’ll think of something else.”
One plant and one human haggled for a while, and the big tree finally agreed.
Lu Xing was dumbfounded as he saw the other party take out a porcelain bottle of a strong spiritual liquid, and then another bottle. Although he didn’t understand her intentions, he probably guessed a little.
“No wonder all these trees and grasses are especially gentle to you.” Lu Xing sort of understood the reason. In life, people treated you the way you treated them. The same was true of plants.
Dongfang Minghui sliced open the trunk of the tree directly with a flying leaf, a small cut wasn’t enough to make those flow out, she added a few more to the original opening, then took out a small bucket from her space ring and just tied it to the tree and waited for the tree sap to flow out.
Lu Xing was curious, “What’s this for?”
“There are many uses for it, I’m using it to make a nest for Toothless.” Dongfang Minghui didn’t explain too much.
Lu Xing just sat on the tree watching her work down below, “Are you talking about that contracted beast of yours?”
A contracted beast…
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, “I didn’t make any contract with it, I already have a contact with another…beast”
Little Colour shook its branches in the sea of souls, it decided to make a strong effort to try and build up its human form and get out before this idiot made another stupid mistake. It also had to tell her that her Seventh sister had some bad intentions towards her… hmph.
Lu Xing was dumbfounded, “No way! If you haven’t made a contract with it why would it still follow you?”
Dongfang Minghui chuckled, it’s probably since the little one had seen her first since waking up so it had treated her like family.
“I’ve seen you keep to yourself a lot, don’t you have a few friends in the academy who are close to you?”
“Ninth Sister, so you’re here, I’ve been looking for you for a long time.” Dongfang Wanyu had already seen Lu Xing, she glanced up at him coldly and ran to Dongfang Minghui’s side, pointing to the white goo flowing out of the trunk of the tree, “That’s what you wanted? Is it glue?”
“No, it’s something else it’s going to take some processing.”
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief seeing that the Female Protagonist’s face hadn’t changed much, every time the Female Protagonist bumped into her with one of her harem of men, she felt like she’d been caught red-handed!
“Seventh sister, this is Lu Xing, he’s a Wood Spiritualist like Mu Sheng. ”
“Lu Xing, this is my Seventh sister.”
Dongfang Minghui briefly introduced the two people who were supposed to have fallen in love at first sight.
They both nodded slightly and then proceeded to wait around for Dongfang Minghui’s glue.
“Okay.” Withstanding this awkward atmosphere, Dongfang Minghui took enough sap then started to heal the tree. Dousing a bit of spirit liquid on it, she found the wound was healing very slowly.
“Strange.” She tried twice and found the same result, no wonder when the tree traded with her before, it had to say that it wanted two bottles of spirit liquid, she felt like she’d opened her lion mouth too widely before and felt a little guilty.
“These two bottles are also for you, thank you very much.” Dongfang Minghui took out the last two porcelain bottles from her space ring again and gave it all the spiritual liquid so the healing of the wounds on the tree trunk soon became faster.
Dongfang Minghui guessed it was probably because the tree was larger, so it needed enough spiritual liquid.
Lu Xing watched them leave and sat on the tree for a moment before muttering, “Mu Sheng…”
They went back and set about building Toothless’ nest, with Dongfang Wanyu still helping out no less, freaking her out a bit.
She’d always thought the Female Protagonist seemed weird lately, but she couldn’t tell where.
“Is that it?” Dongfang Wanyu applied the sticky sap to the two stumps and asked.
Dongfang Minghui nodded her head, she took the stumps from the Female Protagonist and fixed the four stumps on a wooden board, which was covered with a large board.
A small nest was secured for the time being, and Dongfang Minghui made a point of shaking it hard.
“Toothless, your nest is almost ready.”
She moved the wooden nest back into the room with a flourish, stuffing it with two more layers of cotton cloth.
“Toothless come here.” She stuffed Toothless inside it, which resulted in Toothless rolling over and running back out in displeasure immediately crawling into the bed.
The first thing it did after crawling in was clawing the bedding, and Dongfang Minghui couldn’t see what’s wrong with it. She just thought that Toothless simply didn’t like it.
She still drove Toothless out of bed, no less than ten times that night.
In the end, Dongfang Minghui simply gave up and left everything.
Dongfang Minghui was a bit sad, how would she get Toothless to stay in his nest?
She was racking her brain about whether or not to make a bed for him in there but she quickly rejected it. Toothless had grown so fast she didn’t know what it’s been eating, but in less than a month, it’s grown bigger than before, it’s tail also got longer.
“Ninth Sister, I’ll be gone for a while, take care of yourself.” Dongfang Wanyu suddenly appeared in front of her, advising.
“Seventh Sister, where are you going?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, she had forgotten that just as the Pharmacist Promotion Tournament was taking place, the Inner Courtyard would also be selecting a team, for the event a month later, the New Student Selection Tournament held by the three empires, the team that got first place would be able to enter the Xuanmu Pond to undergo a Spiritual Baptism.
Female Protagonist being an inner courtyard disciple, she was definitely a candidate for the team.
“It just so happens that I’m also going to close up and sprint for the next Intermediate Pharmacist promotion assessment.”
Dongfang Wanyu had already heard her talking to herself about this before or else she wouldn’t have felt as comfortable to leave to go through the selection process in the inner courtyard.
“Wait for me to return.”
Witnessing the Female Protagonist leave, Dongfang Minghui immediately rejoiced like a monkey, unable to stop in her excitement.
She ran to cool off under Blue Star Dream, and little Toothless followed her over and started digging in the dirt with its paws.
“Why are you looking more and more like a dog?”
“Make it stop digging.” Love Flower suddenly spoke up as it moved to where Toothless was, a leaf flinging lightly over. Toothless immediately bounced and ducked.
Toothless roared at Love Flower, looking so fierce that it startled Dongfang Minghui.
Love Flower and Toothless had already had a fight in her space ring, and now this was like round two?
Toothless was still digging in the dirt with a vigor that looked like it had a vow not to stop until it had made a hole in the place.
“Tell it to stop digging, there’s a big treasure down there.” Love Flower had no choice but to tell the truth.
Dongfang Minghui stared as she pulled Toothless up from the ground with a grunt, “There’s a treasure?”
Little Colour had been right in its initial estimation, and this abandoned courtyard actually had a treasure hidden in it.
Dongfang Minghui picked it up and turned her head to ask Love Flower again, “What’s down there.”
Love Flower shook itself, “I can’t quite be sure, it’s probably a Spiritual Gathering Treasure.”
Spirit Gathering Treasure? That was a good thing, it was said that a Spirit Gathering Treasure could gather spiritual energy from a hundred-mile radius.
No wonder she felt more and more that her little courtyard was full of spiritual energy, and the medicinal plants also grew better than in the Angelica Garden, so there was such a treasure down there.
“Then why was this small courtyard deserted for so many years before?” Dongfang Minghui didn’t quite understand.
Love Flower didn’t answer her either, just said, “Don’t let anyone know, or you’ll be in big trouble again.”
Dongfang Minghui: “……..”
“Toothless, let’s stop digging, I can’t withstand the consequences if you dig it up.”
Toothless stirred his legs and ended up staying safely in Dongfang Minghui’s arms.
She didn’t know how the Spirit Gathering Treasure had ended up in this small courtyard.
She felt that this matter should be discussed with the Female Protagonist, unfortunately, she had just left.
Dongfang Minghui carried Toothless back to the house, and Toothless clawed around everywhere, unable to stop for a moment.
“Toothless, how did you know there was a treasure in our little yard?” Dongfang Minghui remembered when the little one could just run and fought its way to the medicinal garden. She was afraid that Toothless would trample all the medicinal plants that she couldn’t easily grow so she told it not to go near. Today, it’s probably because Toothless saw her sitting there close by and got bold.
“Toothless, you’re such a naughty kid.” Dongfang Minghui hugged it and gave it a big kiss.
Toothless licked and licked at her face as well, “Mother mother mother mother.”
Dongfang Minghui tugged on its front legs and stood up, “Toothless, when are you going to be able to talk?”
Toothless continued to lick and lick.
The next day, Dongfang Minghui was called over by Lord Dean.
As soon as the chubby old man saw her, he narrowed his eyes into a slit, “Little girl, have you been refining pills properly lately?”
“Of course, what do you want with me, Dean?”
The chubby old man walked back and forth, jerking his beard, “You know there’s a freshman tryout coming up at the college, right?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Yes, I know.”
Some of the top students from the new students were picked out and focused on training, but this time the selection was still quite formal, not held by the Royal Academy, it was jointly run by the three empires, just to see which of the four academies was more outstanding.
In fact, there was also the implication of a secret rivalry.
“The Pharmacy School is also part of the Royal Academy, and in this new student selection competition, our Pharmacy School must also select three disciples to follow the group of freshmen from the general academy to head to the White Moon Empire together.”
“What do you mean, Dean?”
“Three new trainees, I think it’s good for you to lead the team and try to earn some face back for our pharmacy.”
Dongfang Minghui laughed dryly twice, it would be good if she went and didn’t become an embarrassment let alone earn face.
“Lord Dean, can I not go?”
The chubby old man’s small eyes stared, “Why don’t you want to go? I see that you have the best qualification among the new students, you even refined some high-quality pills for me, really gave me a lot of face.”
Heh, that’s not giving you face, that’s hitting the Alchemy Academy’s face for you, so you’re happy.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but criticize in her heart.
“You can also just happen to see the combined strength of the other academies’ pharmacists.”
“Sir Dean, I actually want to sprint for the Intermediate Pharmacist Promotion Assessment.” Dongfang Minghui interrupted him.
“Practice has to be combined with theory, you are too lacking in practice, I won’t approve the intermediate pharmacist promotion assessment.”
Dongfang Minghui: “……..”
The other side was using his power for personal gain, directly erasing her qualifications ah, Dongfang Minghui wanted to cry.
“Alright, thank you, Dean.”
“In the near term, just prepare for the New Student Selection Competition, don’t come here if there’s nothing else.”
Dongfang Minghui knew too well the Dean’s nature, since he let her go to some sort of selection competition, there must be a follow-up after that.
She’d have to think carefully to see what he wanted, and not be completely screwed over as she had been on the last trip to Death Valley.
“By the way, Dean, how is Nan Fei’s recovery of his legs?”
Dean gave her a puzzled look, “You and Nan Fei had a fight? He lives next door to you, don’t you see each other on normal days? Why are you asking me about such things, little girl, are you a qualified pharmacist?”
The chubby old man’s series of questions rendered Dongfang Minghui speechless.
Dongfang Minghui nodded knowingly, “I’m off to prepare for the new student selection.”
She left the dean’s office and went straight to the back of the mountain to select many medicinal plants to bring back.
Back in her room, Dongfang Minghui sat on her bed and pondered over the dean’s words, she actually felt that there were a few good points.
Firstly, she was a qualified pharmacist, and secondly, she was Dongfang Minghui.
As such, facing a patient who lived in her small hospital, she neither cared for him nor paid attention to his condition, avoiding him all the time, it was really unworthy of the word pharmacist.
“Hey, I’m going crazy just dealing with the Female Protagonist.”
Dongfang Minghui knocked on her head, then opened the door and walked to Nan Fei’s room.
“Brother Nan, are you there?”
“Inside, come in.”
Nan Fei was just lying on the bed when he heard Dongfang Minghui’s voice and lifted the blanket to lean on the bed head to stand up.
Dongfang Minghui pushed open the door and saw him struggling to get his two legs open. She looked surprised, “Brother Nan, you can stand up?”
Nan Fei nodded and stepped a little more quickly, accidentally falling down with his entire body.
“Big Brother Nan.”
Dongfang Minghui caught the man with one swift step and both hands outstretched, but the weight of a grown man was definitely more than she could have imagined.
Both people fell heavily to the ground.
“Brother, Minghui, what’s wrong with you?”
Dongfang Minghui felt that she had hurt her back from her fall, and she hurriedly asked for help, “Nan! Nan, quick, give me a hand.”
Nan Nan helped Nan Fei to the side and immediately came back and pulled her up, “Minghui, are you alright? ?”
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t stop giving a grimace, she sucked in an air of pain, but still waved her hand stubbornly, “It’s okay, I just came to see Big Brother Nan.”
The three of them sat around on the ground, Nan Fei’s fair face was all red, “Minghui, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to… just now. ”
“It’s fine, I should be the one to say sorry, I was busy with my own cultivation a while ago, I didn’t care much about you.” Dongfang Minghui looked apologetic since the person was in her place, how could she also care so little as the landlord. Hey, she’s such a failure as a human being.
Nan Nan teased the two and poured them each a glass of water, “Alright, have a glass of water.”
“Actually, there’s something else I want to ask you guys this time.” Dongfang Minghui took a big sip and slowly said, “It’s almost time for the freshman selection, I don’t know if you guys have any particular ideas.”
Nan Fei smiled, “I’m all for Nan Nan going for it, but she’s worried about me, so, hey, it’s still me dragging her down.”
Dongfang Minghui looked at Nan Nan, “Actually, if you really want to go, I can have Yong Xing Senior Brother help take care of Big Brother Nan, and besides, after a month, I think Big Brother Nan’s legs should be able to walk.”
Nan Nan hesitated and pondered for a moment, “Minghui you will go, right?”
“I’m going, it just so happens that Seventh sister is going too.” Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help thinking it’ll be quite noisy on the way.
Nan Nan saw this and gave a firm nod, “Minghui, I want to go, so for big brother I hope it won’t be a problem if you can help take care of him for a while.”
Dongfang Minghui waved her hand indifferently, “Don’t be so polite, since Brother Nan is recovering here, I’ll definitely take care of it.”
Nan Nan immediately returned to the alchemy academy after making her decision.
Dongfang Minghui personally took care of Nan Fei, while at the same time refining some life-saving pills.
She was sure that this trip to the White Moon Empire would not go so smoothly.
While Dongfang Minghui was busy during this time, Dongfang Wanyu also managed to emerge from the inner courtyard, and she led a small team of five people.
“Nan Nan came with good news earlier, saying that she scored second in the selection quiz and will be following the Inner Courtyard’s people to the White Moon Empire together.”
After nearly a month of rehab, Nan Fei was able to stand straight on his legs and could walk around the small courtyard.
Dongfang Minghui smiled, “Such good news! When we leave, the medicinal plants in my courtyard will be in your care.”
Nan Nan was supposed to be the Female Protagonist’s right-hand man, and this trip to the White Moon Empire should allow the Female Protagonist to take her in.
“What good news?”
An indifferent voice behind her suddenly sounded.
Dongfang Minghui turned her head and saw the Female Protagonist’s face was extremely cold as she looked at Nan Fei on the side.
She had the feeling of being caught red-handed again.
Nan Fei smiled gently at her, but there was no smile inside the corner of his eyes.
“Minghui, I’m a bit tired, I’ll go back to my room first.”
He didn’t know if it was his illusion, but he always felt as if Qian Wanyu was very hostile towards him.
“Seventh sister, you’re back, I was talking to Nan Nan about Brother Nan. She went through the Alchemy Academy’s quiz and can also go with us to the White Moon Empire for the New Student Selection Competition.”
“Us?” Dongfang Wanyu followed up with, “You’re going too?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Seventh sister, can I go with you?”
The dark cloud on Dongfang Wanyu’s face instantly dissipated, “Rest well for the next few days, you’ll leave with me, I’ll notify you of when.”
Both of them went back to their rooms, Dongfang Minghui patted her chest, scared her to death, Female Protagonist face was so scary just now, luckily she immediately changed the subject before escaping.
On the day of departure, Dongfang Minghui brought along two other freshmen, one was Liu Qi, the other was Bai Lu, and the three of them inserted themselves into Dongfang Wanyu’s five-member team, instantly raising the number of people in the team to eight.
“Wanyu, Minghui, may I join you?” Nan Nan was alone, and two Alchemists behind her were still pointing fingers at them.
Now, their group became nine people.
Dongfang Wanyu’s group included Lu Xing, Mu Sheng, an Ice Hall’s Li Qin and a Wind Hall’s Lu Chen.
“This is the Flying Winged Tiger, it can travel ten hours on the wind, the journey to the White Moon Empire is a bit far, we will stop halfway, is everyone ready?” Dongfang Wanyu tossed the Flying Winged Tiger’s space ring towards the air.
Soon a huge tiger, with wings on its back, came flying, it was covered in white fur and looked majestic.
Everyone collectively got on the flying tiger, and the other groups pulled out their flying beasts, carrying their team members towards their destination.
Dongfang Minghui sat with the Female Protagonist, the other two young girls she had brought with her were not far from her, and Nan Nan was the only one sitting near the end of the Flying Tigers.
“Seventh sister, the flying winged tigers can fly for ten hours, after that shall we stop and find a place to rest?”
Dongfang Wanyu opened his eyes and smiled down at her, “Don’t worry, you’ll have a place to sleep.”
After saying that, she saw a little one burrowing and emerging from Dongfang Minghui’s chest.
“Why did you bring Toothless?”
Dongfang Minghui grimaced, Toothless this little guy ever since he knew she was going out, it was clinging to her and being nicer than usual, looking at her innocently as if it was wrong for her not to take it out of the house. And, not only that, Love Flower came along too.
“It’s alone in the courtyard, I’m just a little worried. Seventh sister you know about it, it likes to run around.”
Dongfang Wanyu narrowed her eyes at Toothless, who quickly retracted his head and continued to snore in Dongfang Minghui’s arms.
“Seventh sister, you’ve scared it.”
Dongfang Wanyu kind of regretted why she had casually given the egg to Ninth Sister in the first place, now there was a little bug that hatched out of the egg following her Ninth sister.
Toothless the bug: “…”
Dongfang Minghui saw that everyone had closed their eyes to cultivate, she also quickly closed her eyes and quietly sank into her cultivation.
After ten hours, the winged tiger automatically found a spot to land. Dongfang Wanyu opened her eyes first and landed them in a small wood.
“Today, we’re sleeping outside, so everyone get up.” With a word, nine people got up to take stock of the scene around them.
Dongfang Minghui, as the leader of the pharmacy, was responsible for taking care of the other two new students.
“Liu Qi, Bai Lu, we’re going to sleep out tonight, you guys take out some of the insect repellent liquid and spread it around.”
Dongfang Minghui had already spent a few nights outside, so taking it for granted, she took out some pills from within the space ring, crushed them, and scattered them around the perimeter.
Mu Sheng and Lu Xing were the three males who raised their torches and a group of men gathered around the fire, each munching on dried food.
“Nan Nan what are you doing sitting so far away, come over here.” Dongfang Minghui greeted her.
Dongfang Wanyu gave her a light glance, “Come sit.”
Dongfang Minghui took out a small pack of the dried food from her space ring and handed it to Nan Nan, “I purposely made it, try it.”
She idly researched spiritual food within the Royal Academy, sealing the food with spiritual energy in the food itself, then cooking it, and keeping it inside at the end was the only true way to make spiritual food.
She had experimented many times and failed, this dried food she was munching on now was still a half-finished product.
Dongfang Wanyu just quietly watched her, staring until Dongfang Minghui’s hairs were standing on end, she didn’t steal the Female Protagonist’s man, could it be because she stole Nan Nan’s attention?
When Dongfang Wanyu saw her flinch, she simply snatched the other half of the dried food from her hand and took a bite of it where she had bitten it, the spiritual energy flowing from it into her mouth.
Dongfang Minghui blinked, the Female Protagonist was snatching food from her…
“Seventh sister I’ve got more here, you, you just now…my, my that-” before Dongfang Minghui could finish her sentence, the Female Protagonist finished her dry food in a few bites.
How hungry was she!?
Dongfang Minghui immediately took half of the dried food in the space ring and handed it to her.
“Seventh sister, it’s all for you.”
Dongfang Wanyu smiled and touched her head, “I’ll keep vigil today, you guys rest well.”
On the back of the flying winged tiger, Dongfang Wanyu had set the rules, they would go through six or seven nights in total, there were nine people in their team, two people would take turns keeping vigil each night.
The first night, she and Mu Sheng were the two.
Dongfang Minghui was quite relieved with the Female Protagonist keeping watch, not to mention the pills she had sprinkled around to repel the beasts.
She greeted Liu Qi and Bai Lu, and the three of them rested against a large tree.
Pharmacists and Spiritual Masters were fundamentally different, Pharmacists’ spiritual energy was weak, and their spiritual energy level was only high enough to sustain them in concocting potions.
Therefore, in the eyes of a Spiritual Master, Pharmacists were weak and fragile, slightly better than ordinary people, but also close to ordinary people because they had no combat power.
The difference between Alchemists and Pharmacists was that Alchemists must all be Fire Spiritual Masters, their senses must be very strong and their precision in controlling the fire of the stove must be very high.
Lu Xing saw that all three of them were Pharmacists, so he leaned in, “So your name is Minghui, I’m relying on you too so don’t worry I’ll protect you.”
Dongfang Minghui glanced at him and couldn’t help but sputter in her heart, protect them? It’s good that they don’t protect him instead, if he’s not careful and his elf ears were exposed, he’ll probably be caught and taken by the mercenaries. Then, auctioned off at an auction.
Don’t know how big this Spiritual King child’s face was, but never mind, she’d help him out, seeing as how friendly he was to her.
Dongfang Wanyu’s cold gaze swept straight over, Dongfang Minghui quickly closed her eyes and pretended not to see anything.
Lu Xing also leaned in beside her and closed his eyes.
The others followed suit, and soon Dongfang Wanyu and Mu Sheng were the only ones among the nine who sat by the fire.
In the silence of the night, the crackling of the fire and the occasional chirping of insects could be heard.
The night went by peacefully, and the next day, they continued their training on the winged tiger.
By nightfall, it was a stationing point.
The so-called stationing point was a resting station specially prepared by the White Moon Empire for the new students who were on their way, and the treatment inside was quite good.
Dongfang Wanyu counted the heads, among which Lu Xing, Mu Sheng, and Lu Chen were men, so they’d be in one room. After that, two men in one room, for a total of four rooms.
Dongfang Minghui and Dongfang Wanyu were definitely in one room, and they went back to their rooms after they received their door tags.
“Seventh sister, why don’t I just sit down here instead.”
Dongfang Minghui’s whole heart panicked at the thought of sharing a bed with the Female Protagonist, she was afraid that her sleeping posture was not good and she would accidentally kick the Female Protagonist out of the bed when she got excited at night and then, oh, there would be something for her to see.
Dongfang Wanyu who did not know her thoughts, carried the person directly to the bed, “Quickly rest, and get prepared for tomorrow! We need to continue the journey.”
Dongfang Minghui shrank into the bed, it wasn’t big enough and she felt uncomfortable when she slept.
Dongfang Wanyu closed her eyes, not caring if she was tossing and turning in the inner bed, with a smile on her lips, she felt satisfied.
Dongfang Minghui really tossed and turned for a long time, and it took her a while to fall asleep.
Dongfang Wanyu immediately opened her eyes at the sound of steady breathing, measuring over to look at her quietly.
Her fingers gently traced through the air, but she eventually placed them on her side.
In the middle of the night, Dongfang Wanyu suddenly heard movement outside and immediately sat up.
Dongfang Minghui was awakened by this movement and rubbed her hazy sleepy eyes, “Seventh Sister, what’s going on? Why aren’t you asleep.”
She seemed to have dreamed of something delicious just now, hey, now the food’s all gone…
Dongfang Wanyu listened carefully, “It seems to be Nan Nan’s room.”
Dongfang Minghui immediately sobered up, “I’m going to take a look as well.”
This movement was so loud that not only Dongfang Minghui and the others rushed over, but everyone in the other rooms rushed over as well.
Nan Nan was stunned for a moment, and when she saw Dongfang Wanyu, she said, “The person in the same room as me, I don’t know where they went!”
Dongfang Wanyu looked around, eight of the nine people had arrived and only one was missing.
Nan Nan said eagerly, “She said she went out to pee, so I went to sleep first, when I woke up, she still hadn’t come back.”
Dongfang Wanyu immediately assigned people, “Lu Chen you and Nan Nan stay here, if Li Qin gets back, put this flare out.”
After that, she divided the six people into two groups, “Mu Sheng, Lu Xing and Bai Lu you three, go to the main building and ask if anyone has seen Li Qin. I, Minghui, and Liu Qi are one team, we’ll look around to see if we can find Li Qin, whether we find anyone or not, we meet back in one hour. Afterward, we will gather in this room.”
After saying that, everyone moved out.
Dongfang Minghui used her advantage to walk through the grass around her and ask, “Seventh sister, we can go over there and check it out.”
“Minghui, no, didn’t they say earlier that Li Qin disappeared on her way to the toilet, we should go this way.” Liu Qi interrupted her.
Dongfang Minghui looked at the Female Protagonist and waited for her to make up her mind.
“Listen to Liu Qi first, let’s go to the toilets.”
Thanks to all Seren, Lilim, and other donators recently, next I think it’s 2 almost 3 chapters will be full!