After thinking for a moment, Mu Cheng recalled, “It was when we were resting that it scurried out of nowhere and ran in front of us to dance like it was showing off, we saw it and thought it was interesting and easy to deal with so we wanted to catch it.”
“Then what happened?”
Speaking of the result, Mu Cheng’s face turned red, and it became obvious that not only did they fail to capture the strange spirit grass that had opened up its spiritual wisdom, but they even got played like fools by it.
“We were taken into a forest full of rocks, and I remember, when we first went in there there was a fog for some reason. The five of us just walked in circles around the same spot for three whole days and nights.”
Dongfang Minghui found it a bit funny to see them all hanging their heads in frustration and indignation.
“You said it’s a blade of spirit grass? Do you know what it looks like?”
“Let me think.”
“This spirit grass looks a bit strange, two very fat leaves, like curled ears, ah and also, there’s a bit of a slight curl at the end of the grass looking like a pig’s tail. It looks very funny when it dances and the tail shakes here and there.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded but she was communicating with Love Flower in her mind, “Have you heard or seen something like this before? Is it a dangerous plant?”
“Nope never heard of it.”
Li Yunan also turned his gaze towards her, “Does Little Sister know this strange spirit grass? From my initial estimation, this spirit grass could be an extremely dangerous existence.”
“Dangerous existence? Does Senior Brother Li think that you can’t even clean up a single spirit grass?” Dongfang Minghui accidentally spat back an insult.
But Li Yunan was not angry at all, smiling and complaining, “Little Sister, you don’t know what happened, when I received the message from my teacher, I went to search for the five of them and find their traces. I found something odd about the stone forest that my junior brothers and sisters mentioned.”
“Where they were was originally a desolate place, according to logic, there shouldn’t be any formations there, another oddity is that we found traces of the spirit grass in the center of the formation. Although we didn’t catch it in the end, I’m almost certain that it’s a spirit grass that knows how to create formations.”
He spoke so frankly and explained so well that Dongfang Minghui didn’t even know how to answer him…
She propped her head up and talked to Love Flower, “What kind of spirit grass is so skillful that it can even create formations, could it be that it just got bored and wanted to find a few people to experiment on?”
“But since it has caught the attention of the Royal Academy, I expect it will mostly get into trouble with people following up and chasing.”
“Let it suffer a bit, then it’ll learn about how cunning those humans really are.”
Hey, she’s a human too, okay!?
Dongfang Minghui touched her nose with a guilty conscience, she felt that there weren’t many humans who were as simple-minded as her in this world.
The teacher in charge of the team saw that there was something strange about their situation and it was not convenient to blame the five people who had fallen behind. He sent them away, leaving behind Li Yunan and was just about to say something when he saw Dongfang Minghui’s face. She was just sitting there patiently, he wondered why she hadn’t left yet…
“Teacher, have you considered the previous proposal?”
Dongfang Minghui had the disadvantage of being hard-headed, once she decided on something she’d definitely accomplish it.
When she said she wouldn’t let Bai Lu continue the competition, she definitely wouldn’t let her and no one could ever try to change the subject to lead her astray.
The team leader had never seen such a difficult to deal with freshman, but seeing as she was the team leader of the pharmacy, he was a little more patient with her. “The other teachers won’t say anything more, you’ve got a strategy, so do it your way, but if Bai Lu doesn’t join you’ll have one less person on your team, that doesn’t fit into the rules of the competition.”
“Don’t worry everything else will not be a bother to you, Teacher.” Dongfang Minghui also thought of many ways to solve this problem, one way was to recruit an alternative pharmacist from outside. A dead horse was still a horse but since she couldn’t guarantee the quality, she estimated this method wouldn’t work.
When Li Yunan saw her leaving, he immediately said to the lead teacher of the group, “Teacher, I still have something to talk about with my junior sister, if there is nothing else, I will leave too.”
The lead teacher was a bit confused, how did this happen? Sending one person away but now two wanted to go!
Unable to shake off this sticky piece of gum, Dongfang Minghui rubbed her head feeling an incoming headache.
Li Yunan was an extremely patient person judging by his personality, he followed her all the way here and there and didn’t say where he was going nor did he say that he’d found something.
The attitude was just so free and easy that it boggled the mind.
Dongfang Minghui was most annoyed when having to deal with this kind of person, she would rather simply and plainly talk to him about the situation.
After walking awkwardly for some distance, the two people walked straight to the public venue of the Four Great Colleges’ arena today. There were many people here so Dongfang Minghui immediately braked to a halt, feeling a bit frustrated.
“Senior Brother Li, I’m really sorry about your uncle, but as you can see, I simply can’t spare any time right now.”
Li Yunan looked at Dongfang Minghui with a gentle face, “Little Sister you’re too worried, today I am not here to discuss the matter of my uncle, I actually have a very important matter to tell you.”
“What is it?”
“For the last month or so, I’ve continued to use the marrow cleansing pills you gave me, and all my old illnesses have disappeared! I’ve been to the pharmacy to look for you many times, but they said you weren’t there, that’s why I deliberately escorted Mu Cheng back here when I heard you were competing.”
Dongfang Minghui face scrunched up, she thought she’d deliberately managed to block off Li Yunan, and made it look that everything was okay to the Female Protagonist.
She didn’t want to be misunderstood.
But why was this getting worse and worse!?
“Little Sister, actually, I was trying to tell you-” Li Yunan’s face turned red before he finished speaking.
Dongfang Wanyu’s match had just ended, and there was still a lot of stuff to deal with but when she heard from Mu Sheng and the others that they had seen Ninth Sister and Li Yunan walking together, she walked out to interrupt them just in time!
“Seventh sister, I was just going to see your match, you’ve finished?”
Dongfang Minghui didn’t care about any sort of distance and immediately leaned over to ask.
As soon as Dongfang Wanyu saw the pleased look in her eyes, she couldn’t resist teasing her, “Yes, today’s tournament is over. We won’t have our next match until three days later.”
“Senior Brother Li, why are you here?”
Dongfang Wanyu was very surprised at Li Yunan’s sudden visit. In order to train the leadership skills of the new students, the Royal Academy selected a dozen new leaders from the entire academy. The older students naturally teamed up to go on their own adventures elsewhere, a student like Li Yunan shouldn’t have appeared in this place, especially in front of Ninth Sister.
Li Yunan saw that they were having a moment of sisterly affection as he stood aside quietly so as to not interfere and only spoke when Qian Wanyu asked the question, he formally greeted her and explained, “It just so happens that you are also here, I wanted to make something clear today, you can help me bear witness to it.”
Dongfang Minghui scratched her cheek, she felt like this Li Yunan was a bit abnormal today.
“Say it then.”
“I came to Yundu City this time because of your sister Qian Minghui, I wish to become junior sister Minghui’s guardian, no matter how many she has in the future, I will never give up!”
Dongfang Minghui looked stupidly at the Female Protagonist, before immediately reacting to what he’d just said, ducked in horror behind the Female Protagonist’s back.
“Seventh sister, t-this this has nothing to do with me.”
She definitely didn’t expect Li Yunan to say something so scary, if she had known, she would have just listed him as one of the clients that she’d refuse to deal with!
Dongfang Wanyu’s face turned dark as she asked coldly, “Brother Li don’t rush into swearing so quickly, just because Ninth Sister once gave you a bottle of pills today, and you were grateful you don’t need to-”
The meaning of her words was don’t confuse gratitude with affection.
But Li Yunan smiled and shook his head, the fan in his hands made him look handsome and dashing, “Junior sister Qian has misunderstood, in fact since back in that small town the first time I’d seen sister Minghui, I fell in love with her at first sight.”
Dongfang Minghui hid behind the Female Protagonist, before she only thought she might die now she knew she’s definitely gonna die! Didn’t even need any proof, she just got caught by Female Protagonist ah!
It couldn’t get worse than that.
The first time they met, Dongfang Minghui had made an impression on him, the other person’s playful and spirited demeanour directly throwing the silver on the counter, that appearance of hers was deeply imprinted in his mind.
The second accidental meeting, the other person dressed in a medicinal gardener costume, she looked eccentric and seemed to want to avoid him. He’d wanted to tease her a bit when they met again and seeing her act like that made him a little unhappy.
But after that, the other party completely overturned the impression she left in his mind with her identity as a pharmacist, and Li Yunan was very sure it was love.
“Sister Minghui, please give me a chance to guard your side.”
“No, I don’t want it.”
Dongfang Minghui desperately shook her head and waved her hands, looking disgusted, unless she thought she’d lived too long, why would she do such a stupid thing?!
“It’s okay, I’ll keep trying until you agree.”
Dongfang Minghui: “…”
So she’s going to be haunted by this ghost forever?
The commotion of this event was a bit loud, Li Yunan was able to squeeze his way into the Royal Academy’s ranking list, and was a pretty boy in the academy. There were of course girls who liked him to the point where gathering up could form a long line. If he had openly professed his heart to any girl in the pharmacy, they’d be more than willing for him to be their guardian. It’s actually the equivalent of a confession of love after all! What could be better than that?
On top of that, the name Qian Minghui was also famous among the new students.
“That girl’s just a junior pharmacist in the pharmacy, she better not think that just because she’s leading this competition that she can be with Senior Brother Li, I won’t allow it.”
“Yes, speaking of this Qian Minghui, I’ve heard a little bit of gossip about her as well. When I heard it I still felt sorry for her, but now she dares to come and steal Brother Li from me. Just wait and see how I’ll deal with her!”
“Qian Minghui and Qian Wanyu, don’t you think those names seem a bit similar?” Someone else picked up how similar the names were to the recent star of freshmen, Qian Wanyu, who had made a name for herself in the academy.
“Are you stupid? They’re sisters, I could tell just by their names. Didn’t someone mention before that there was a person selling potions over the North Courtyard before? It was them.”
Dongfang Wanyu rubbed the handle of the whip in her hand. Her face seemed a little gloomy. No matter how many rumours there were outside, she knew the entire story. It seemed like she couldn’t change the decision of this person to pursue Ninth Sister.
Hmph, she’ll accept the challenge from this Li Yunan and defeat him for sure!
TL: Go go wanyu!
Dongfang Minghui was secretly observing the Female Protagonist’s expression. After all, this had gone way off the original plot, she had no idea what was going to happen!
It’s obvious that Li Yunan and the Female Protagonist were meant to have sparks flying between them with him saving her but what was with this plot? Suddenly everything had gone wrong?!
“Still thinking about him?”
That the other party was observing her, she naturally knew, Dongfang Wanyu saw that she was holding her head and looking miserable and couldn’t help but laugh.
This matter should have been exciting and a big chance for anyone else to the point where they wouldn’t even be able to sleep and would even want to flaunt it.
Pharmacists were already at a disadvantage in the Seven Coloured Continent, with a wholehearted guardian by their side, anyone would have just agreed to this since that was basically an extra guard to protect their life!
But her Ninth Sister, she immediately refused before even thinking about it, that outright refusal suited Dongfang Wanyu’s taste. She was even more certain that her Ninth Sister was absolutely the sort of person that she liked.
“Seventh sister, I’m not thinking of him, I just don’t understand.” Dongfang Minghui sighed, she couldn’t see the reason, was Li Yunan blind? Did he not see the bright shining Female Protagonist next to her? Her halo was almost blinding ah!
“Do you think Li Yunan has some other purpose in mind?”
Dongfang Minghui had so many conspiracy theories in her head that she wanted to just rip out Li Yunan’s heart to see if it was black!
A black heart is something like having evil thoughts or being full of plots. In this case it’s like a joke by the author with Minghui wanting to rip out his heart to see if it’s black ie he’s plotting something hehe.
According to her understanding of Li Yu Nan within the academy, the other party shouldn’t be taking advantage of her feelings.
In other words, the other party was sincere.
“Ninth Sister, don’t you think that for someone as good as Li Yunan, accepting him would actually be beneficial for you?”
Dongfang Wanyu asked tentatively, a hint of nervousness in her eyes that she herself hadn’t noticed.
When she heard Female Protagonist say that, Dongfang Minghui’s entire body chilled to the bone, she straightened her back and clamped her lips, “It’s useless no matter how good he is, I don’t like him.”
Dongfang Wanyu seemed to hear the sound of her heart landing smoothly, she then asked, “Ninth Sister, what do you like then?”
It was rare to see Female Protagonist so fervently concerned about a problem, and one she dreaded the most.
Dongfang Minghui looked at her cautiously and carefully and played dumb, “Seventh sister, it’s not like I’ve ever liked anyone or known what kind of person I like, how about you, do you have a crush on someone?”
Dongfang Wanyu nodded quite frankly, gazing at her with extremely gentle eyes, “Yes, Seventh sister already has someone she likes.”
“What kind of person? Do I know them?”
Dongfang Minghui, who had been worried about the Female Protagonist’s relationship problems, heard her admit that she had a crush on someone and immediately asked questions.
What kind of guy?
The corner of Dongfang Wanyu’s lips lifted slightly, quirking up a mischievous smile, “The person I like is someone that usually seems confused, but when it comes to business that person still takes it seriously and occasionally plays one or two tricks.”
Dongfang Minghui frowned and racked her brain, thinking of all the men from the Female Protagonist’s harem but none of them quite seemed to fit.
Then she stood up abruptly, surprised, “Seventh sister, you don’t like Mu Sheng do you?”
Mu Sheng seemed to be the only one who could fit the Female Protagonist’s description.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but frown, she liked Mu Sheng, but Mu Sheng was just a junior brother, how did he suddenly jump status from his junior brother position to become a member of the harem.
“I wonder if adding one more person to the harem will change the script…” She couldn’t help thinking of all the scenarios in her head from this new harem direction.
In the meantime, Dongfang Wanyu saw her frown and couldn’t help but reach out her fingers to gently stroke and smooth it out, “You’re overthinking it, but you did the right thing in this case since you don’t like each other, just refuse.”
Getting back on topic, the conversation returned to Li Yunan.
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “Seventh sister, I actually have an idea I’d like to discuss with you.”
Li Yunan and the Female Protagonist shared the same problem, they both were attracted to the wrong people. She hadn’t really thought about how to arrange these two misfits together, but she didn’t want to give up yet.
Dongfang Minghui’s idea was going off the original plot, small deviations were fine but if the entire story changed would the Female Protagonist still be the protagonist? Wouldn’t that mean she’ll lose her female lead aura?!
The whole world might even collapse and she’d have to pay with her little life ah!
Dongfang Minghui felt like her brain cells had died by the untold billions to save this poor life of hers.
“I’m listening, tell me.”
“Actually, I want to follow Li Yunan to see his uncle.” Dongfang Minghui was slightly apprehensive as she said this, she was afraid that the Female Protagonist might misunderstand and think she had ulterior motives. She checked to see the other person’s expression and confirmed it looked unchanged before she dared to continue, “If I can get rid of this one obsession of his, I think it would be good. I heard in the academy that the Li family’s power in the Ziyu Empire can’t be underestimated either, so I thought-”
“Ninth Sister, alright.” Dongfang Wanyu patted her lightly on the head, she still had the Elven jade medallion in her space ring, she didn’t need to hear the next words to know that they were likely something to do with her again, “Don’t force yourself.”
Dongfang Minghui was dumbfounded, what’s forcing herself? She hadn’t been forcing herself she’s just going to great lengths to save her own little life!
The two of them slept a solid, peaceful sleep, but the outside world was already in an uproar.
The next day, Qian Wanyu was practising in her room, she felt that the barrier to the next realm had loosened a bit, her breakthrough was likely just a few days away, she would have to suppress it until the competition was over and then find a place to make a good breakthrough.
As for Dongfang Minghui, she had her own fight to attend to, as soon as she appeared, she immediately caught the attention of the crowd, many people were still pointing various fingers at her and exchanging whispers.
“What’s going on here?” Dongfang Minghui did not yet know that yesterday’s matter of Li Yunan had attracted the attention of the new students participating in the selection competition this time, and various versions of the rumours were spreading.
Coincidentally, Li Yunan’s fame in the Ziyu Empire was not small, and many of the girls from Zilang Academy who had come to participate had already shown hostility towards her.
When Liu Qi saw her face, she pulled her to the side and said, “You should be more careful in today’s competition, I heard that many girls are scolding you behind your back, calling you a-”
The curses were so harsh that Liu Qi couldn’t bear to repeat them again.
“Called me what?”
As a victim, she should know how the outside world judged her, right? So, Dongfang Minghui pursued with asking.
Dongfang Minghui facepalmed, the more she thought about it the more hilarious she thought it was until she couldn’t help laughing.
This group of little girls had quite the poisonous mouths, actually calling her a scheming bitch and a whore.
Dongfang Minghui nibbled on her pearly teeth and rubbed her fists, now she wasn’t thinking of winning the competition, but of how to get back at them.
“Pity.” She couldn’t help but lament that yesterday’s competition with Zilang Academy had ended, Zilang Academy was the academy of the Ziyu Empire, and there were probably many girls in there who were all kinds of jealous of her.
So, it was really too bad she couldn’t get the chance to retaliate.
Liu Qi couldn’t understand what the other party was thinking, who else could laugh out loud like that after being scolded?
She tugged on Dongfang Minghui’s sleeve, “Are you really not going to let Bai Lu enter? In fact, she didn’t mean to stuff up yesterday, she even deliberately went to my place in the evening to admit her mistake. Why don’t we give her another chance?”
At the mention of Bai Lu, the smile on Dongfang Minghui’s face suddenly fell, “Liu Qi do you still think we have another chance to let her pull her stunts again? This time our match is with the Ark Academy, if we lose or draw, we’re bound to lose. We must win today, or we can pack our bags and go home early.”
Yesterday’s good opportunity was ruined by Bai Lu, thinking of this, Dongfang Minghui had a big lump of fire in her chest.
Not to mention giving her another chance even if the emperor of heaven came and asked for a favour for her she wouldn’t give him face.
Liu Qi saw that she directly refused and was still angry so she had no choice but to agree, she changed the topic and asked, “How will the two of us deal with the three of them then?”
This issue had also been considered a thousand times by Dongfang Minghui, she even had the crazy idea of randomly going to the pharmacy union to pull a pharmacist to help compete and so on, but these ideas were nipped in the bud. In the end, she just decided on not getting a third person.
“I’ll be on the first and third matches, as long as you don’t make any mistakes in the second match, we’re sure to win.” She was able to answer Liu Qi so confidently because she still had Love Flower in her space ring.
The Love Flower told her that it had experienced hundreds of years in Death Valley moving here and there. It managed to encounter ma many crazy Death Spiritual Masters, one of which was so crazy that he would use his spiritual power to control dead bodies and had the delusion that he could resurrect the dead. Staying in such a dark place, Love Flower had seen many cruel tricks and some ancient recipes for concocting pills.
So Love Flower was definitely going to be more competent than her as a half-baked pharmacist, or at least a lot it was going to be more open-minded than her. The last match between them and Zilang Academy was won solely because of Love Flower’s reminder.
“Two matches in one day, are you able to take it?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “No problem.”
Love Flower reminded, “Don’t forget what you promised me if I helped you win this competition, you have to-”
“Good, I know.”
For the sake of Fatty old man’s face, she really fought hard enough even agreeing to an unreasonable request from Love Flower.
Dongfang Minghui thought she must really be crazy.
For the match against the Ark Academy, sure enough with Love Flower, this cheat level helper, Dongfang Minghui could be said to have steamrolled ahead and trampled the opponent.
But afterwards, she still had to sigh, the competition wasn’t over yet.
Now there was still one tournament left, going up against the White Moon Empire’s Holy Feather Academy, it was said that the Holy Feather Academy’s pharmacists were also very powerful, and they had just easily won their match with Zilang Academy as well, successfully advancing to the finals.
The White Moon Empire, in order to cater to the progress of the entire comprehensive academy competition, had granted them permission to have a good three days of rest and the official final was to be held on the fourth day.
However, while waiting for that, Ark Academy and Zilang Academy would still have another competition to choose a third-place winner.
Whether that competition was important or not, to Dongfang Minghui didn’t care, that was their business.
“Liu Qi, I’m not leaving, help me talk to her, just tell her that I’ll never make a mistake again, and let me still be scheduled to enter the last match, okay?”
Bai Lu refused to leave, she was determined to stay for the competition, if she went back right now like this those pharmacists in the pharmacy would definitely look down on her. How would she hold her head up in front of everyone?
She still had to stay in the Pharmacy for a long time after all and she had a great future ahead of her, she couldn’t let her reputation get completely ruined because of this stain.
Liu Qi also had a headache, in fact, Qian Minghui had taken good care of the rest of them along the way, even though they’d never spoken to each other normally, in the pharmacy she still occasionally heard from others that Minghui was a very easy person to get along with, despite that, she wouldn’t budge an inch on this issue of Bai Lu competing again.
There was nothing she could do about it…
“Bai Lu, it’s useless for you to beg me, I’ve already helped you speak in front of her…”
Bai Lu’s previous pretence of being pitiful immediately changed and she said fiercely, “She wants me dead, doesn’t she? You all want me dead, don’t you?”
Liu Qi and Bai Lu were also considered to be acquainted from the same batch of newcomers, if they really had to talk about friendship, the friendship between them was definitely deeper than the one she had with Qian Minghui.
“Bai Lu you don’t have to be like this, if you really want to join I think it’s better if you go yourself to talk to Minghui, she’s not a heartless person.” Liu Qi advised.
Bai Lu smacked her outstretched hand all of a sudden, her face was fierce, “She won’t, she definitely won’t.”
After saying this, Bai Lu ran out like a madman.
“Bai Lu! Bai Lu!”
Dongfang Minghui had rarely seen Bai Lu since being carried back to the house by Female Protagonist, she thought she had done her best as a leader, the other person had lost her space ring and not only her, but even the Female Protagonist had bothered to help.
But what had the other party done?
The last time when she put that silver snake on her bed and scared her out of her wits she’d already decided to teach her that she Dongfang Minghui was not a soft persimmon!
Remembering the events of that day, Dongfang Minghui immediately pulled out some tonic pills that Lu Xing had given her and studied them carefully.
She scraped off a little bit of the pill and placed it on the table with the pill the Female Protagonist had asked her to identify the medicinal ingredients for.
Nan Nan came to see her just in time to see the other person’s entire head on the table. She had no idea what Minghui was working on.
Dongfang Minghui was so startled by someone suddenly touching her from behind that that she dropped the two small things on the floor.
“Nan Nan, next time don’t shout at me from behind you’ll scare people to death.” Dongfang Minghui looked annoyed, she found that she had just scraped a little bit of each of the two kinds of pills mixed together. Because both the pills almost had the same colour, she couldn’t exactly tell which one was which…
Nan Nan nodded seriously and leaned over, “Why are you the only one in the room? Where’s Wanyu? What have you been up to?”
Dongfang Minghui pointed at the two small pieces and said in distress, “I can’t tell the difference between these two pills, Nan Nan, aren’t you a Medicinal Master? Can you distinguish the ingredients of these two pills?”
Nan Nan immediately cried out in fright, “Minghui you really think too highly of me, I’m only a small junior alchemist, this kind of identification work should be left to a senior alchemist at least…”
She couldn’t help but look at the other party’s annoyed face as she added, “But I can try to identify them I guess…”
Dongfang Minghui spread her hands, the pills were already broken into little pieces, a little less if she scraped them off. She didn’t want to have to use up the pills Female Protagonist had given her before she’d even identified them.
“One is a Tonic Yuan Dan given to me by Lu Xing, the other – ahem, I found it, I don’t know what the pills do, Nan Nan you can just help me identify the Tonic Yuan Dan.”
Nan Nan sat right where Dongfang Minghui was before and bowed her head to examine the two samples of the pills and began to study them, “Give me some time.”
Dongfang Minghui sat aside curiously, “By the way Nan Nan did you come over for something?”
Nan Nan smiled, “I don’t know many people here, our Alchemy Academy’s competition is almost over same as you guys, so I thought you’d be free for the next two days, so I was going to ask you to go out on the street with me and pick out a gift for my brother to bring back.”
It dawned on Dongfang Minghui, yes, she had almost three days until her competition, but the Female Protagonist had only just two days left to her competition.
“Seventh Sister said she was going to find a place to practice in absolute silence, I’m sure she’ll show up before the competition.”
“Okay, Minghui don’t bother me, I’ll let you know when I’ve identified it.”
With someone to help, Dongfang Minghui took it upon herself to retreat to the side and start thinking as well, the entire room was quiet.
It wasn’t until someone knocked on the door that Dongfang Minghui jumped up, she felt like she had just fallen asleep from all that thinking…
Nan Nan was still busy, as if she hadn’t even heard the knock on the door.
Dongfang Minghui saw that the visitor was Liu Qi and thought it was something important, so she walked out and left the room to Nan Nan, “Liu Qi, what’s wrong?”
When Nan Nan heard the word Liu Qi, she continued to concentrate on identification, she was just about to tell Minghui that she had made an unexpected discovery, there seemed to be a common medicinal plant between the two pills, but she wasn’t sure yet.
Liu Qi pulled her aside and whispered, “Minghui, see if you can be merciful towards Bai Lu, if she goes back like that, the pharmacy side will definitely make fun of her.”
It was the matter of Bai Lu again, Dongfang Minghui felt that her patience was almost worn out, her eyelids started to pop again, she rubbed them, “Liu Qi, I know you and Bai Lu are still on good terms, but for Bai Lu’s matter, my mind is made up, you’d better stop bothering me about it, there are still two days to go before our competition, you might as well work on the aspect of making potions.”
Liu Qi’s eyes turned slightly, wanting to speak but hesitating.
Dongfang Minghui had just noticed that something was wrong when a sharp pain in the back of her head caused her to immediately lose consciousness.
When Liu Qi saw Bai Lu’s scarlet eyes, there were traces of disapproval, “Didn’t you say before that you just wanted to talk to her, that’s why I helped you ask her out, what are you doing!?”
“Look at her attitude just now, would she talk to me? I’ll knock her out, so she can listen to me quietly.” Bai Lu viciously threw the stick aside and then said to Liu Qi, “There are many people here, I’ll get her out of here and you can forget about this.”
This was the first time Liu Qi had seen this hideous appearance of Bai Lu, she was truly shocked, and before she could react, a few strong men came from nowhere and carried Dongfang Minghui directly on their shoulders, they disappeared in a few leaps.
Liu Qi was at a loss for words, but still took a handful of Bai Lu’s hand, “You said you were just going to work out your problems with her properly, you really won’t hurt her?”
Bai Lu impatiently opened her hand, “Liu Qi, why are you so concerned about her matter? Even if the competition is won by our academy this time, the dean is going back to praise her, not you, and I don’t want you to be a pawn in her hands willingly.”
“Hey, Bai Lu, that’s not what you said to me before!” Liu Qi chased after her.
But in just a blink of an eye, Bai Lu and the others had disappeared.
Liu Qi thought carefully in place for a moment and immediately realized that she was used and she seemed to have done something wrong…
“Bai Lu she’s wouldn’t really dare to do anything to Minghui, would she?” From the fact that the other party dared to put a silver snake in the bed such ruthless tactics, Liu Qi suddenly had a headache, how could she believe the other party’s words just by looking at her face…
Nan Nan was still appraising when she was suddenly startled by the door crashing open.
“Liu Qi, what are you doing?”
Liu Qi looked anxious and pointed outside, “Something big happened, Minghui has been kidnapped by Bai Lu’s men.”
Nan Nan immediately put down her work at hand, all the problems found in the appraisal just now were messed up by this news, where was there any thought at the moment, she paced back and forth in the room, “Wanyu isn’t here right now, what should we do?”
There were only a few people left in full combat strength, and no, now was not the time to consider this.
“Liu Qi, go tell the head teacher about this, it’s a hundred thousand times more urgent. I’ll go look for someone.”
The first person Nan Nan thought of was Li Yunan, he wasn’t a freshman, plus he had just shown his heart to Minghui, if what the other party said about being Minghui’s guardian was true, he would definitely go out of his way to save her.
Liu Qi also knew that she had done something wrong, and didn’t dare to play around at all, running straight to the head teacher.
On Nan Nan’s side, she asked a few people about where Li Yunan’s room was an immediately rushed to it kicking open the door directly and saw the other person was still practicing.
“Minghui was kidnapped!”
Li Yunan’s face changed, and he walked out of the room quickly, while running out he asked quickly, “Tell me what happened!”
Who is so bold! To openly kidnapped a freshman of the Pharmacy in Yundu City, and at this time as well when it was the semi-finals of the match.
But no matter how anxious they were, if the person had already been taken, they couldn’t follow immediately.
The leader of the team was also taken aback by Liu Qi’s statement. After hearing what she said, he was even more upset, “You, you, Liu Qi, what do you want me to say about you? If Minghui has any issues from this incident how am I going to explain it to the Dean? Also, she treated you so well all this time how could you give her to Bai Lu?”
At the start, before they left, the Dean of the pharmacy had actually especially reminded him to look after Qian Minghui so he was quite worried about her safety.
Liu Qi was so scared that tears came out. She also didn’t want them to have such stiff relations, she thought she was helping…after all, everyone would meet in the pharmacy in the future.
Unexpectedly, Bai Lu cheated her.
“Sorry, teacher, let’s think of a way to get Minghui back first. I will accept whatever punishment will happen then.”
Li Yunan glanced at her coldly, “Just a small pharmacist, how could she alone manage to find people take away Junior Sister Minghui? Don’t you think it’s strange?”
Along the way, everyone knew what Bai Lu was like as well as her background.
“Yes, I know Bai Lu is actually an orphan, and her space ring was just stolen, all her belongings were inside that. There’s no way she could’ve hired so many people in such a short time, but when those people broke in today she managed to bring so many and quickly get away after taking Minghui!”
Liu Qi was even more shocked after this analysis. Those few people had made it clear that they were aiming directly for Minghui, no wonder it felt so well planned that they could get away before she could react…she was used by others in this scheme, perhaps even Bai Lu was used…
“What should we do now?”
When Dongfang Minghui regained a little consciousness, she heard the sharp voice of Bai Lu outside.
“Didn’t you say it before? If I helped you get the person you’ll provide me with enough money to make me live the rest of my life worry-free.”
“Heh, Miss Bai, please look clearly, this is the person our lady wants, and you…hmph”
“Ah, you guys can’t do this, I–”
After hearing a little bit of conversation, she didn’t have time to even think before passing out again.
Before she passed out, she thought to herself, when did she offend so many people, besides Bai Lu, there were others as well?
When Dongfang Minghui opened her eyes again, she found herself in a carriage. No wonder she felt uncomfortable. It turned out that she was just tossed in the back and bumped around in the back.
Seeing Bai Lu’s swollen face looking like a pig’s head, she almost didn’t recognize it, but the other party’s hands and feet were also tied up, she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
In this scene, the writer is the master of play. A real story of the mantis catches the cicada unaware of the oriole behind, first let them fight each other, and then collect them all at once.
“Love flower, where am I now?” Dongfang Minghui couldn’t see outside, she was tied up firmly all over her body, unable to move, and finally sat up straight.
“Still in Yundu City.”
Dongfang Minghui secretly breathed a sigh of relief, since she was still in Yundu City it was still ok. At least, if she was gone, people should come rescue her right?
But then when she thought more, she was suddenly not sure, Would Seventh Sister and Lu Xing really spare no effort to rescue her?
What sort of status did she have in their minds?
“They injected a kind of medicinal plant into you, which made you unconscious all the way. It is thanks to me that you managed to wake up now. If you don’t want to attract their attention, pretend to be unconscious.” Love Flower said slowly.
Little Colour in the sea of souls also shook its vines. If it weren’t for it secretly communicating with Love Flower, alas, this stupid Minghui would die again…
Why is it that every time it closes up to practice, the other party always encounters such bad situations?
“Can you just let me cultivate peacefully?!”, Little Colour moaned in its heart.
Phew! That felt really long. Enjoy the chapter guys! Once again, thank you to K as well as other donators for the support!