“Hey, are you okay?”
Dongfang Minghui was choking and covered in water as she pointed to the figure that had disappeared and asked in a choked voice, “Did you see the other person?”
Toothless ran up to her and rubbed against her, licking and biting her fingers.
When Xuan Zhu saw who it was, she immediately freaked out, “How is it you again?”
Dongfang Minghui looked at her gratefully, part of the reason she managed to survive was thanks to her help calling out the attacker.
Xuan Zhu looked at her frightened face and couldn’t help but say sarcastically, “Why are you so useless, if it wasn’t for me today, you would have drowned here.”
Dongfang Minghui laughed bitterly, Xuan Zhu was right, but the other party might not feel better either, the silver needles she had shot out must still be inside the other person’s body.
Xuan Zhu saw her in a mess, “Forget it, for the sake of you being so pitiful, I’ll escort you back myself.”
“Hey, let me ask you about something, what does the person who gave you this jade belt have to do with you?” Xuan Zhu gossiped as she walked.
Entangled Love was originally a weapon made by Mr. Zhongshan, and was named that because it was accompanied by another object, which Mr. Zhongshan said was a couple’s weapon, he was hoping that two lovers who used it would become husband and wife. However, what happened exactly after that, she did not find out.
Because she was a thief, plus she couldn’t use her dark spiritual energy openly, she was actually a weak chicken outside of rampaging around the palace with the title of princess. So she especially wanted an item to defend herself.
Unexpectedly, halfway through the auction, a woman came out and took the item she was interested in. To make matters worse, she was caught by the same woman and she also discovered the secret she was carrying.
Xuan Zhu snuck a glance at Dongfang Minghui, and she suddenly understood why Qian Wanyu gave Entangled Love to the person in front of her.
Just like her, she was useless at fighting…
“Why must you insist on getting this jade belt?” Dongfang Minghui walked around for a while and felt more comfortable after the ordeal.
“You already know that this looks like a belt, but it’s actually a weapon, right? Someone with no spiritual energy like me has to find something to defend myself with. If Entangled Love is used by me, I’m sure I can put it to better use.”
She was a thief and combined with this hidden weapon, in her hands Xuan Zhu was confident she could put it to good use.
Unfortunately, the thing wasn’t hers.
Dongfang Minghui looked at her and smiled.
“Hey, hey, what do you mean by that look?” Xuan Zhu hated being underestimated, “And you still haven’t answered my question.”
“What does the person who sent you this Entangled Love have to do with you?”
They chatted blindly all the way until they reached the small courtyard where Dongfang Minghui and Qian Wanyu lived, Qian Wanyu was already standing outside the room watching them.
She looked at the two of them and noticed the other person beside her sister, “It’s you.”
“Yes, aren’t you surprised to see me?” Xuan Zhu threw a you understand wink towards Qian Wanyu.
Qian Wanyu didn’t even look at her and walked right past her to Dongfang Minghui, looking at her all messed up, “Ninth Sister, go back to the house and change your clothes, I have something to talk about with this Xuan Zhu girl.”
Sure enough, they knew each other.
Dongfang Minghui swallowed everything she had just wanted to say and nodded, leaving the two of them alone.
Xuan Zhu looked at Qian Wanyu with a bit of fear and took a few steps back, shouting to Dongfang Minghui who walked away, “Hey, didn’t you say you’d invite me to tea? Don’t go, hey hey, I just saved your life ah!”
“What did you say to her?”
Qian Wanyu asked in a gloomy, low voice.
When Xuan Zhu saw her cold face, her neck shivered and she stammered, “W-w-w what?”
Qian Wanyu was quite surprised to see her here, the familiar attitude between her and her Ninth Sister made her curious.
“Don’t play tricks on me just because you think you’re some kind of Princess, Xuan Zhu, I haven’t tried finding you yet but don’t think you’re one step ahead of me.”
Xuan Zhu immediately took a big step backwards, “Hey, hey, how ungrateful. I just saved her life and kindly sent her back as well, I didn’t come here to find you.”
No matter how much she thought about it she had no idea why Qian Wanyu and Dongfang Minghui were living together. She never expected to meet her here.
Qian Wanyu wrapped her arms around her chest and looked at her indifferently, “Speak then, explain what just happened.”
Xuan Zhu glared at her with a slightly aggrieved look, but under the pressure Qian Wanyu deliberately unleashed, she still honestly told her what she had seen.
“You really didn’t see the other party’s face?”
Xuan Zhu nodded repeatedly, “When I shouted, the person ran away and I only saw their back, I assure you that what I said was true, or you can ask that Qian Minghui.”
“Got it, now that that’s out of the way. Let’s settle things between us.” Qian Wanyu forced the person to back onto the wall handheld out her hand, “The pill prescription”
Xuan Zhu stared at her, her eyes red with anger, “You still have the nerve to ask me for the prescription, I’ve given you all my pills.”
She only had one left for herself after giving them to Qian Wanyu, without it she had to go back and get more again, it was simply a massive loss.
“Didn’t we agree on a six-month deadline?”
Qian Wanyu laughed, “Six months is the deadline you set yourself, I only said three months. But now that I’ve seen you, I’ve changed my mind.”
Xuan Zhu had never seen such a scoundrel before, even more so than her, then she thought of the other party’s identity and immediately straightened her back and said angrily, “You want to threaten me?”
“I don’t dare, you’re the precious Princess Xuan Zhu, the jewel in the palm of the White Moon Empire’s royal family, I’m just a commoner, how would I dare?” Qian Wanyu said with a smile.
She had asked around about Xuan Zhu in Yundu City, the most beloved princess of the White Moon Empire Xuan Che, but unfortunately, this princess had not yet awakened her spiritual energy and had no talent for medicine, so she could only be an ordinary person under the protection of the royal family.
Rumours have it that the princess would be used as a pawn in a marriage with one of the other two countries.
Qian Wanyu didn’t care which prince Xuan Zhu was meant to marry, she only thought that the rumours although they were not always trustworthy, sometimes have a basis in fact. If she hadn’t discovered the hidden identity of the princess, she would have had to hide it from her.
Xuan Zhu looked at her light-hearted look but didn’t care at all, she didn’t think that the person before her would actually dare to fight and kill her right now.
“Hmph, I already know you don’t dare. Let me tell you if you leak out my secret, I’ll drag you down as well, hehe, don’t think I don’t know your identity, Royal Academy freshman, Qian Wanyu.” She glared at the other party and fiercely said, “At the worst, we’ll fight in the open, this princess is not afraid of you.”
The last sentence was for her own courage, in fact, she was afraid that the other party would use some kind of soul searching technique, by then she would probably become the meat on Qian Wanyu’s chopping board then have disappeared before she could be caught in a net.
Qian Wanyu looked at her with a funny look, “Okay, Xuan Zhu, whose hand does the prescription actually belong to?”
Xuan Zhu shook her head, “I can’t tell you that.”
“Then how sure are you that you can get the Mixed Heaven Pill, don’t ever tell me that when you said you would get the prescription, you were just trying to stall for time.”
Qian Wanyu looked at her with a sneer, acting as if she would take action if she didn’t explain things clearly.
“No, I can swear on my life.” Xuan Zhu raised her hand, she looked at the other party and found that she didn’t stop her as she nibbled on her pearly teeth.
“No, I want you to swear on your father’s life.” Qian Wanyu didn’t believe her at all, how could a thief tell the truth.
To her surprise, the other party hesitated for a moment and immediately did as she was told.
“Her words are trustworthy.” Qing Mo said to her in the Sea of Souls.
“Tell me, when are you going to fetch the prescription, how are you going to do it and are you sure you can do it? Do you already have six months of pills?” Qian Wanyu was thinking that since the other party was telling the truth, there must be some secret that she couldn’t tell, but since the two of them had the same goal, they could work together on seizing the prescription.
Xuan Zhu was somewhat moved, she thought that the other party only cared about her without caring about her life, without the Mixed Heaven Pill, she was definitely going to be found out. After all, in the royal family, there were as many experts as there were clouds.
Xuanzhu pondered for a moment and discussed with the other party in a rare and pleasing manner, “I haven’t planned anything yet if I need help I will definitely ask for your help. As for the pills I nee…. don’t worry about it, they will never just let me die for no reason.”
The last sentence was said in an extremely low voice but Qian Wanyu still heard it.
For the first time, the two of them had a pleasant conversation about their common goal.
Xuan Zhu found out that the other party wasn’t that cold, so she grew bold, “Hey, Qian Minghui, Qian Wanyu, you two are sisters, right?”
Qian Wanyu glanced at her coldly and turned around to go back to the house.
“Hey, Qian Wanyu I say…you’re a person who is really…! How come you don’t have any human feelings ah!”
Xuan Zhu stomped her foot hard. This person was extremely cold and heartless, really it was just her wishful thinking that the other person was cold on the outside and warm on the inside, she had to take back her previous words.
Dongfang Minghui gave herself a good clean up as she grabbed Toothless and pushed him down on the bed, checking him all over.
“Toothless, are you stupid or what, I called you out to get you to go get someone, I didn’t tell you to bite the attacker.”
Good thing Toothless was fine, she hugged and kissed Toothless, “Next time I call you out, you’d better run.”
Don’t go up there and bite someone out of your league, if she encountered a stronger person today, I’m guessing both of them would have perished.
Toothless opened her mouth and took her finger in his mouth, biting it gently.
“I heard Xuanzhu say that someone followed you today to kill you.” Qian Wanyu spoke in an icy tone.
Dongfang Minghui felt as if the other’s mood wasn’t quite right and nodded, “I think I saw the person’s figure it’s a female and I think I know her but I can’t be sure. I injected three silver needles into that person’s body, and Toothless also bit them. If I see her again, I’ll probably be able to recognize her.”
“Who is she? Do you know her?”
Dongfang Minghui hesitated, but still told her guess, “Seventh sister, do you remember how you once went out to buy herbs and ended up meeting someone who used a whip just like you.”
Qian Wanyu naturally remembered that girl in the store that had bullied and humiliated her when she was at a low point. In particular, it seemed as though at that time it was also Li Yunan’s love at first sight when seeing Ninth Sister also because of the girl who wanted to rob the Medicinal Plants from her.
“Previously at the academy, it was that day when I went to see you for your assessment, I accidentally bumped into her and she seemed to recognize me. I saw her in the freshmen lineup this time as well, she has a motive for the crime and fits what Bai Lu said about the freshmen earlier. I suspect her, but I’ll have to see her in person to be sure.”
Dongfang Minghui felt that this was the only one of the people she had offended, as for her Fourth Sister? She’s actually a little suspicious, but the original script didn’t say much about her ……
Qian Wanyu had a few impressions of Murong Qingyi, arrogant and domineering, uncaring, and with poisonous enough means as well. This was obvious by how she immediately lashed out with her whip to beat a person just for buying a medicinal herb earlier.
Qian Wanyu was walking back and forth in the room, the new students had one last competition, at this juncture, even if they tried to bring it up, the lead teacher would probably turn a big issue into a small one. Instead, it would be a bargain for that person…
“When the competition is over, I will personally help you avenge this grievance.” Qian Wanyu assured her.
Dongfang Minghui was baffled at how serious the Female Protagonist was, “Seventh sister, feel free to compete without worrying about my affairs.”
Qian Wanyu sat quietly and tried to meditate but could never calm down, she felt she was too weak and always put her Ninth Sister in a dangerous situation.
It wasn’t until half an hour later that she gradually entered into her cultivation state.
This incident was also a major blow to Dongfang Minghui, she naturally couldn’t feel it when she was in the pharmacy but this time out, her vulnerability was very obvious. One after another, she was pitted against by people around her, not to mention kidnapped and almost murdered. The other side was really out to kill her and she was helpless…
She felt the deep evil hidden in all corners of this world.
She clipped three silver needles from the jade belt and shot them directly towards the stone bench, the silver needles only entering a third of the bench.
She compared the distance between her and the stone stool, which was at least two meters away.
She recalled that when the person had pinned her down in the water earlier, she had bent down and was about a hand’s length away from the other side.
Dongfang Minghui stepped out towards the stone bench again, and when she shot the three silver needles in with her spirit, the entire three silver needles plunged into the bench, leaving only a little tip behind.
The human body was several times softer than this stone bench, especially if the other party was not yet prepared, her three silver needles should have penetrated into the other party’s body.
Either the abdomen or the chest.
Dongfang Minghui pulled out all the silver needles from her jade belt and placed them on the stone bench, then picked up four silver needles and began to practice.
When Qian Wanyu woke up, the sky outside was just dawning. She found that her sister’s bedding was still intact, she walked out of the door to find dozens of silver needles around the room, floating in the air, shining with silver light, then these silver needles all shot towards a stone bench.
Each time they shot in, Dongfang Minghui would carefully check the difference between them and the last silver needles that were shot in.
If there was a deviation, she would adjust the gap at the right time, and after one night, she found that the control of her spiritual energy seemed to have improved.
From being able to control only three silver needles she could now control fifteen or sixteen, the number had increased and the angle of the silver needle penetration had also changed.
“Pop, pop, pop.”
“After cultivating all night, isn’t it time to take a good rest?”
Qian Wanyu suddenly applauded, she could tell from where she was standing that there were many small holes on the stone bench, she was guessing that the other party was determined to practice well after these incidents.
Yesterday, Qing Mo had also spoken to her for a long time about this issue, and after some reflection, she realised that she had spoiled her Ninth Sister too much.
She thought that as long as she became stronger, she could protect the people around her properly, but unfortunately, she couldn’t keep the person tied to her all the time right?
It was only a few moments of being away from her, and the other person had so many accidents, if she continued to keep spoiling her, Qian Wanyu felt sure that she would regret it one day in the future.
Dongfang Minghui had finally found a bit of confidence in practising her skills, she had always felt that a pharmacist was the best place for her, her goal was to turn from a junior pharmacist into a revered special-grade pharmacist, with such an identity she could walk sideways across the entire Seven Colored Continent and resume her old career of a doctor as well, how nice would that be?
But reality gave her a resounding slap in the face.
In this place where strength was paramount, even if she had a golden finger when it came to medicine, with no fighting skills she would be killed sooner or later.
“Cultivation is not something that happens overnight, but something that is accumulated over a long time, in fact, to a certain extent, you’re able to cultivate even if you don’t sleep at night. During the day you can continue to study medicine, and at night you practice, you can’t miss either area.” Qian Wanyu pulled her hand and touched it, it was very cold, and she placed both of the other’s hands in her palm to warm it.
Dongfang Minghui nodded, she understood. In the past, she was trying to save her life and her mind had a huge misunderstanding of how this world worked. She thought that just by clinging to the Female Protagonist’s thigh, she could walk sideways across the entire Seven Colored Continent.
Now she truly understood that to save her little life, she would have to make herself strong and grow alongside the Female Protagonist.
“Yes, Seventh sister is right.”
Dongfang Minghui smiled, she felt like she had truly come to a realization. When she returned to her room, she sat cross-legged and settled down.
“Danger and opportunity always go hand in hand, congratulations to your Ninth Sister for realizing that. It seems she’s finally starting to grow up.” Qing Mo felt that some other day, he would have to ask Wanyu to personally thank the person who wanted to kill Dongfang Minghui, if not for that person, this Ninth Sister would definitely drag Wanyu backwards and potentially be her downfall in the future.
But what’s more important was Wanyu’s attitude towards this matter.
On her way to the tournament, Qian Wanyu noticed the woman whom Ninth Sister called Murong Qingyi, who was dressed in fiery red with a whip at her waist.
The other party was a little pale, and Qian Wanyu wondered if it had something to do with the three silver needles Ninth Sister had shot into her body.
“Go test her.”
“Sister Wanyu, where are you going?” Mu Sheng watched her walk towards a group of people and chased after her.
Qian Wanyu walked fast and furiously, finding Murong Qingyi and slamming into her, arching her elbow heavily against her stomach.
Murong Qingyi’s brows furrowed and she let out a scream, her entire body fell to the ground, touching her abdomen, her face was pale white, her eyes were extremely grim as she glared at Qian Wanyu, “Don’t you use your eyes when you walk!?”
With this blow, Qian Wanyu was almost 100% sure that the other person was the one who Ninth Sister was talking about.
“Sorry sorry I was in too much of a hurry, are you okay?” Qian Wanyu stretched her hand out and shouted to make a big show of it.
When the people around them saw Qian Wanyu, they immediately shouted in excitement.
“Ugh, just a small a bump, the other person has apologized, just get up pft.” Everyone saw Murong Qingyi sitting on the ground with a hideous expression on her face, and they couldn’t help but whisper.
Almost all the people present were Spiritual Masters, their ears were much better than normal, so naturally, they all heard the commotion.
Everyone saw Murong Qingyi curse and stare with hatred, plus many people had thought she was too arrogant before as well, so they muttered in her face.
They really wronged Murong Qingyi this time though, Qian Wanyu’s elbow went really deep with her purposeful bump, plus yesterday she was pierced by Dongfang Minghui, there were still three silver needles inside her stomach…
Murong Qingyi felt aggrieved, this Qian Wanyu was also acting very generous smiling and leaning down to take her hand and pulling her up gently then immediately giving her another pat in the same area!
Murong Qingyi was really sweating in pain now, she raised her head and gave the other person a stern glare, but ended up finding Qian Wanyu smiling an apologetic smile towards herself.
“Sorry for bumping into you, do you want me to get a pharmacist to come over and take a look at you?”
Qian Wanyu’s eyes moved down a little and noticed a small tooth mark on the back of Murong Qingyi’s left hand, and she immediately recalled Ninth Sister’s claim that Toothless had run out and bitten the other person, but wasn’t sure where it had bitten.
Now she was completely sure that the other person was the one who had tried to hurt her Ninth Sister repeatedly.
Those two bumps were a temporary punishment for her, she’d come back to take care of her properly after her match was over hmph!
The smile on Qian Wanyu’s face became more and more sincere, but Murong Qingyi didn’t want her kindness, “Seventh Sister of the Dongfang Family, hmph, no need for you to fake kindness here.”
What Qian Wanyu? Even her name was fake.
Murong Qingyi fiercely pushed Qian Wanyu away, and Qian Wanyu took an exaggerated step backwards in a smooth manner, looking as if she had been pushed by the other party and had to back down.
“Sister Wanyu, are you alright?”
Mu Sheng actually watched the entire scene, from the other party purposely going to hit Murong Qingyi, to going down and hitting her stomach with her elbow, then apologizing, etc… he watched the entire scene, but upholding the thinking that everything Wanyu did had a purpose, he just pretended to be on her side and rushed over to help her fight the injustice.
“Mu Sheng, let’s go.”
Mu Sheng glared at the other’s back, and they walked to a deserted place before he asked in a low voice, “Sister Wanyu, what’s wrong with that girl just now?”
Qian Wanyu said simply, “Minghui’s recent accident was related to her, yesterday Minghui finished her last match and almost drowned in the lake because of her.”
Mu Sheng stared at her, incredulously turning back to look for Murong Qingyi’s shadow, and finally, furiously said, “Then why don’t we just arrest her instead of letting her go?”
Suddenly, he felt that Wanyu had been too easy with just those two light jabs earlier.
“Don’t worry, I was just testing her, a better appetizer is still to come….” Qian Wanyu sneered.
Mu Sheng was relieved to hear Qian Wanyu say that, but he was still a bit frustrated.
He knew something about Murong Qingyi’s reputation, he recalled the conversation between the freshmen and slapped himself hard on the head, “Ugh, Sister Wanyu, I think I know why she targeted Minghui.”
Qian Wanyu was ready to proceed with preparations before the match, but after hearing Mu Sheng’s shout, she wondered, “Do you know why the other party wanted to harm Minghui?”
This question had been bothering her for a long time, she was actually baffled, according to Ninth Sister’s words, it was just a small issue between her Ninth Sister and this Murong Qingyi. Once was that time with Li Yunan and the other was when she bumped into her by accident. But after that, they never had anymore contact…
“Sister Wanyu, I heard many of them say Murong Qingyi ah, that girl, when she was in the academy, was madly pursuing senior brother Li, most of the new students know this, could it be because she knew that senior brother Li confessed to Minghui that she got jealous and wanted to…”
Qian Wanyu normally paid no attention to these things, so naturally, she was unclear about the relationship between Murong Qingyi and Li Yunan.
But that first time they met, didn’t the two of them fight?
“It’s not impossible.” Qian Wanyu sort of acknowledged Mu Sheng’s words, but she’d have to keep checking to make sure.
“It’s useless to think too much now, I’ll deal with her when this competition is over.” Qian Wanyu ruthlessly said.
TL: Ahhhh Wanyu is so cool!!!!
While the competition was starting, Dongfang Minghui stayed safely in the room to do experiments, last time she took the small fragments of Mixed Heaven Pill and analyzed three medicinal plants, unfortunately, this par of the Mixed Heaven Pill, she felt that at least fifteen were used.
She heard a knock on the door and went to open the door without even thinking about it, but when she touched the wooden bolt, Dongfang Minghui suddenly stopped.
“Who is it?”
It wasn’t that she was paranoid, it was mainly because she had been victimized so many times lately that her alertness was somehow heightened.
With the sudden lack of movement outside, Dongfang Minghui’s entire heart stopped, and she couldn’t help but wonder if it could be that the other party hadn’t given up yet, preparing to come and kill her again while Seventh sister wasn’t around.
She could vaguely see a shadow flashing outside the door, but half a second later, the sound was gone, she swallowed and took a few steps backwards.
Rummaging around the room for a moment, she tried to find a weapon but there was nothing to be found!
Then the window suddenly moved, and a man rolled in from outside.
Dongfang Minghui was scared and just pulled the bolt and ran out.
“Oh my, what’re you doing, it’s me.” Xuan Zhu almost laughed at the other party’s shocked reaction.
Then again, she couldn’t help but sympathize when she thought that the other party had gone through a kidnapping, a murder, and probably a lot more that she didn’t know about.
“How is it you again? You scared me to death.” Dongfang Minghui had almost fully flown out of her room running before seeing Xuan Zhu perched on the window swinging her legs leisurely, and she patted herself on the chest.
“I can’t help it, I knocked on the door and you didn’t open it did you? I could only come in through the window ah.”
Xuan Zhu explained in a reasonable way, but the truth was that her old habit was back, her hands were itchy and she always wanted to do something.
She was bored in the royal family too, and it just so happened that she met two new friends so she came to play with them.
Dongfang Minghui sighed, “Didn’t I ask before who you were? Why didn’t you answer?”
“Geez so many questions, you’re alone anyway, and I’m also alone, so let’s play together.” Xuan Zhu threw a stone at her.
The other person dodged lightly and backhanded the stone at Xuan Zhu.
Xuan Zhu wasn’t paying attention, who expected that Minghui would throw the stone back so she got hit and fell to the floor in confusion before finding the stone to throw it again.
Dongfang Minghui dodged out of the way, “Are you done, how old are you, still playing these childish games.”
She then threw the stone back, and this time, it hit the other person’s head.
“Ouch, how did you.”
Xuanzhu finally found the problem, she circled around the other party and picked up the other’s finger and looked at it, “Hey, did you secretly practice some kind of new skill?”
Being asked that by the other party, Dongfang Minghui immediately shook her head, “Nope, why are you asking that.”
Xuan Zhu covered her head and frowned, “No, you must have practised something, or else how could you be so accurate.”
She was a thief, she was quick and ruthless with her hands, how else could she steal from someone, but she suddenly realized that her technique wasn’t as accurate as the other person’s.
Dongfang Minghui saw her muttering all by herself and immediately took her hand out of the other’s hand, “What exactly are you doing here? If it’s all okay I’ll go back to making pills.”
“Hey, come on, at least I saved your life, why don’t you talk with me?”
Xuanzhu cautiously leaned over and said.
Dongfang Minghui thought that that was kind of true, if it wasn’t for Xuan Zhu yesterday, she wouldn’t have been able to escape so easily, and even if she did, she would have had to suffer a bit fighting back.
Just for the sake of that, she also had to give the other party some face, “Alright, what do you want to talk about?”
Xuan Zhu’s eyes swivelled slightly and leaned in front of her to ask in a small voice, “What is your relationship with Qian Wanyu? One of your names is Qian Minghui and the other is Qian Wanyu, are you sisters?”
Dongfang Minghui gave her a puzzled glance, “Aren’t you and Seventh sister old acquaintances? How is it that Seventh sister didn’t tell you about our relationship?”
They’ve only met so many times in total, and every time they’ve been in a stand-offish situation, nearly taking each other’s lives. Could they even be called old acquaintances?
“Ahem, that’s not the sort of stuff we talk about together, it’s not like you don’t know what kind of person Qian Wanyu is, would she talk to me about that?” Xuan Zhu continued blabbering but in truth she was just very curious about the relationship between the two anyway.
“Right, you’ve already heard me call her Seventh sister, and you still have to ask such questions?” Dongfang Minghui reckoned that the Female Protagonist would most likely still refer to her as her sister until she found out her origins.
She just didn’t know how their relationship would change once she did…
“But I don’t think you two look alike.”
“Nonsense, I look more like my mother, she looks like-” Dongfang Minghui pondered for a moment, realizing that she looked neither like her mother nor like father. Bah, Female Protagonist wasn’t even from the Dongfang family, where could there be any resemblance?
“Ugh, I find you really strange, are your siblings similar to you?”
Xuan Zhu was stunned, then said in a small voice, “I don’t have any siblings…”
“Uh, sorry, I didn’t know that.” Dongfang Minghui realized that she had said the wrong thing and simply stopped going on the subject.
Instead, Xuan Zhu was sad for a moment and then immediately said, “Your Seventh sister is so good at fighting how are you so…”
The implication was how come she was the like the hunter while you’re like the dish.
Dongfang Minghui wanted to roll her eyes and ignore the question, but thinking of her other identity, she justified it, “I’m a Pharmacist, what do I need to be that powerful for?”
Xuan Zhu naturally knew what a Pharmacist was, her father used to send her to study under a certain master’s door, but the result was she really didn’t like making potions because she felt that those flowers and plants actually looked too similar, they knew her but she didn’t know them and had no idea how to identify them. As she had no talent in this field, the result was naturally null. After that, she met her current master by mistake, and that’s how she learned how to be a thief.
Thinking about Dongfang Minghui’s two random stone throws just now, Xuan Zhu still wanted to try a few more tricks.
“Let’s throw some stones and see who throws them farther.”
Dongfang Minghui looked dumbfounded, this was a game for three-year-olds, okay? It was similar to throwing a sandbag and checking the distance to see who was stronger…
She watched as the other person pulled her in with a flourish and stood next to the stone bench, drawing a bar at a distance of two meters.
Then, she picked up a few rocks and placed them in her hands.
“Are you really so bored?”
“Yeah, I’m bored so what?”
With that answer from the other side, what else could Dongfang Minghui say? She played with the pebble and found that it weighed about ten times as much as a leaf, she weighed it and then aimed it at a line, “Does it have to be thrown on the line? Why don’t you draw a circle, wouldn’t it be more fun to be in the circle.”
She’s was about to try and demonstrate but Xuan Zhu was too impatient.
Xuanzhu urged, “Hurry up, I’ll give you a big reward if you smash it across the line.”
Dongfang Minghui tilted her head, curious, “What kind of prize?”
Xuan Zhu remembered the first time she had seen the other party before, the other party was going to the medicinal plants garden, plus the other party was a pharmacist, “How about I let you take a medicinal plant from my medicinal plant garden?”
“Let me pick anything I want?”
Dongfang Minghui has seen her dressing luxuriously and nobly, so naturally, she didn’t doubt that the other party was deceiving her but she secretly wondered if it was alright to cheat the White Moon Empire of their valuable items directly…
“That’s what you said, don’t regret it later.”
Xuan Zhu thought to herself, “Aren’t you just a freshman pharmacist? I’m only letting you pick a single medicinal plant, it’s not like you’re going to take away the entire medicinal garden.
“Naturally, this Princess has made a promise, come on, don’t dawdle, throw it.”
With a reward, the nature of the match changed completely, Dongfang Minghui immediately perked up a bit, visualized the distance between her and the line with her eyes then tossed the stone in her hand, she smashed it like she always threw flying leaves and silver needles.
“It hit.” Xuan Zhu’s eyes widened and immediately jumped up in excitement.
“Hey, what are you excited about, don’t cry if you lost.” She felt more and more baffled by Xuan Zhu.
Those who didn’t know would’ve thought that Xuan Zhu herself had won the match.
“Don’t worry, I’ll do as I say, I’ll never go back on what I promised you just because you won against me.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, she was tired of throwing silver needles and flying leaves every day anyway, so she would have fun throwing stones today.
She always had to weigh the pebbles several times each time she picked them up, so that she knew what she was doing, and she had learned how to control the quantity, the force, and the precision from all the practising before.
“It’s hit again.”
Xuanzhu covered her face, her eyes were as wide as two copper bells, she couldn’t believe that her opponent could actually hit the target with ease.
She had put a lot of effort into practising her precision before, and she had suffered for it.
“Alright, you’re next.”
Dongfang Minghui threw all the stones, and every single one of them pressed precisely on the line, no more or less than the middle of the line, exactly in the middle, not too far up or too far down.
Xuan Zhu looked stupidly at the result, the other party’s spiritual energy was weak, she could sense it a little bit, she would have known if the other party was cheating.
She would never have thought that the other party would not only be cheating but also cheat in a very clever way.
Dongfang Minghui had been practising her skills for not just one or two days, all the random fragmented practice had added up to a couple of months.
Throwing things with natural precision was easy after all that or else it would be her turn to cry.
Xuan Zhu also picked up a few stones and hit the line with ease, she looked at the last stone in her hand.
“If I hit this one as well, we’ll have another game later, and you’ll smash all the stones I smashed on the line, and I’ll give you a gift, how about it?”
She happened to be free anyway, might as well practice her skills.
“Ninth Sister, what are you doing?”
At the sound of Qian Wanyu’s voice, Xuan Zhu was surprised, her hand instinctively threw the stone, missing its mark and going nowhere.
Xuan Zhu was dumbfounded and so was Dongfang Minghui, who then burst out laughing.
“What’s so funny?”
It had been a long time since Qian Wanyu had seen the other person laugh so openly, especially with the accidents that had happened lately.
She walked over, took a look at the scene and tenderly touched the other party’s little head, turning to Xuan Zhu, but the smile in the corner of her eyes was gone, “Why is Xuan Zhu here?”
Xuan Zhu was so scared of the way Qian Wanyu was looking at her that she forgot what she was doing.
“Oh, actually I’m just here to play with Minghui.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, joyfully sharing the good news with the Female Protagonist, “Seventh sister, just now Xuan Zhu told me that if I beat her, she’ll let me go to her medicinal plant garden and find a plant to pick from there.”
Qian Wanyu looked at the other with a light glance, “Really?”
Xuan Zhu was busy nodding, “Yes, it’s true – I lost.”
She was a little disappointed, if Qian Wanyu hadn’t suddenly appeared, she might have been able to see if Dongfang Minghui’s accuracy in throwing stones was better than hers.
Unfortunately, it caused her to directly lose the match…
Qian Wanyu laughed instantly when she thought of her sister’s ability to communicate with plants, “Ninth Sister is awesome.”
Dongfang Minghui blinked innocently and blinked again, she felt that she would soon have another medicinal plant to add to her space ring, though she didn’t know the species yet.
“Love Flower, you’ll soon have another little friend to play with.”
She was happy with the outcome and wanted to share the news with Love Flower.
“Let me pick when the time comes,” Love Flower suddenly said.
Love Flower had been acting very weird lately, and when Dongfang Minghui heard its request, she naturally agreed.
“Since I was willing to bet, my earlier promise is valid, Minghui, when will you come to my medicinal plants garden?” Xuan Zhu was curious as to why those two sisters were laughing so hard, and thought it was because they could get an extra medicinal plant from her slip up before.
“Seventh sister, do you have time now?”
Qian Wanyu immediately guessed the other party’s intentions and nodded, “Naturally, I’m free.”
Dongfang Minghui smiled again and looked at Xuan Zhu, “We’d like to go over and pick medicinal plants right now.”
TL: Haha Xuan Zhu about to be robbed blind by Minghui
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