Together, the three of them walked into the medicinal plants garden.
Xuan Zhu was quite frank, “Pick, pick any plant, I will never regret what I said.”
Qian Wanyu followed at the end and took a look at the layout and size of the medicinal plants garden, and at a glance she could estimate the number of medicinal plants in the garden.
Dongfang Minghui had been here once, or twice, and she remembered that there was an octagonal pavilion and a lake where she could rest after strolling around the garden.
“Love Flower, we’ve been here before, do you have a little friend in mind?” She used her mind to communicate with Love Flower inside her space ring.
But Love Flower directly said , “This medicinal garden is only an auxiliary garden, the medicinal plants in it are all quite low grade. No wonder she was so generous, she played you.”
Dongfang Minghui felt a little hurt, why did everyone always want to bully her…
“It’s like this, you’ve seen the size of the Angelica garden, the Angelica garden is much bigger than this place, do you understand?”
“Naturally I understand…”
The highly intelligent ones play with the highly intelligent ones and just throw the unintelligent ones aside …… Dongfang Minghui wanted to hide in a hole, she couldn’t make heads or tails of the thoughts of these people.
She looked disappointed as she casually turned around, sneaking a glance at the two of them and couldn’t help but aggrievedly say, “Seventh sister, there is nothing I like here.”
Qian Wanyu also accidentally saw those medicinal plants in the back of the pharmacy once, she had been attracted by the huge resources of the Royal Academy. The medicinal plants in their garden alone was the most complete in the entire Seven Colored Continent.
But still, this was the royal family’s garden anyway. There would definitely be good stuff in their medicinal garden but it would be hidden away in a more important place. It was easy to tell that this wasn’t the place because there was no one watching the garden.
Dongfang Wanyu could obviously tell the trick now. She curled her lips seeing Dongfang Minghui’s blank expression and spoke to Xuan Zhu faintly, “This garden isn’t the biggest one right?”
As she asked, Dongfang Minghui properly pretended to not know anything and looked at Xuan Zhu with a questioning simple face.
Xuan Zhu was stunned, and then embarrassedly defended, “Actually, I planted all these medicinal plants, but the quality is quite good…”
She planted them?
Dongfang Minghui and Qian Wanyu had a big word pop into their heads – Cheater!
Qian Wanyu knew Xuan Zhu’s personality, the other party was a thief, anything she said was seven parts false and only three parts true so she didn’t believe anything she said.
“Ninth Sister, I think Miss Xuan Zhu was just fooling around with you, the previous bet was probably just a joke.
Qian Wanyu stated and took the initiative to take Dongfang Minghui’s hand, she nodded to Xuan Zhu indifferently as a greeting, and then the two left directly.
That was similar to giving Xuan Zhu a complete slap in the face!
Xuan Zhu’s face was flushed red, and there was a thought in her heart, Qian Wanyu was indeed a very difficult person to fool.
Not to mention that she was still the supreme princess in the royal family, even if she was an ordinary person if she was looked down upon like that by other, she probably wouldn’t let it go.
The first thing you need to know is how to make sure that you are not going to lose your money.
“Hey, wait, you guys don’t leave yet!”
Xuan Zhu shouted a few times and found that the other party not only didn’t stop but walked even faster.
“This princess told you to stop.”
She shouted, and they were forced to stop.
Dongfang Minghui sneaked a glance at Qian Wanyu, who blinked down at her, but still didn’t change her face.
Dongfang Minghui was shocked by Qian Wanyu’s adorable action, and then realized that the other party was helping her.
Xuan Zhu just used her princess title in a fit of rage and coughed twice in the face of her newfound friends, “What are you guys running so fast for?
Qian Wanyu glanced at her faintly, “Does Princess Xuan Zhu have any orders?”
This attitude was really bad, and Xuan Zhu felt a little aggrieved, what was wrong with bringing the two of them to her own medicinal garden?
If you really got down to it both her and Qian Wanyu were two people on the same boat.
Dongfang Minghui took the other girl’s hand.
“Since you guys don’t like the medicinal plants this girl planted, I’ll take you to the biggest place in the royal family, but as promised, you can only choose one plant, no more than that.” Xuan Zhu said with a serious face.
Dongfang Minghui looked surprised, “So those medicinal plants were really planted by you?”
She had thought that Xuan Zhu was lying to her.
“Of course it’s true!” Xuan Zhu was about to vomit blood having to deal with these two sisters, although she was a thief but she always told the truth when it mattered yet these two were looking at her like she lied to them since the start…what the hell!?
After this, Xuan Zhu also showed some sincerity when treating them and took them for an open and honest stroll around the inner court of the royal family.
Dongfang Minghui had seen many strange things but she was curious why in such a huge palace there seemed to be very few if any guards.
“We’re almost there.”
They turned around many small courtyards hidden within other courtyards, so much so that Dongfang Minghui could no longer tell where she was going.
Soon, however, she saw the guards in the royal court.
They wore thick armor, and their faces and bodies were wrapped like an iron-clad machine, their faces were not visible at all.
They all had cold weapons in their hands, which looked very cool.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but take a curious look at them a few more times.
“These are the Ironclad Guards of our royal family, they only listen to Father’s orders alone.”
Ironclad Guards, Dongfang Minghui was shocked, so this was the famous Ironclad Legion of the White Moon Empire, the first group of warriors sworn to defend the empire to the death, and were all doomed to die for the country in the end.
Qian Wanyu suddenly found that the other party’s mood swings were a little strange, and she squeezed the other’s palm lightly.
“What’s wrong with you?”
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, feeling just a little sorry for them.
Qian Wanyu and Dongfang Minghui had to go through five stages of interrogation, even if princess Xuan Zhu was there, they still received the attention of many people.
“Do you know why I didn’t want to bring you here?”
Xuan Zhu looked at them sympathetically and smiled, “This place has a lot of rules, I’m not as comfortable here compared to my place.”
Dongfang Minghui took a look at something that looked like a wristband worn on her wrist and asked, “Xuan Zhu, what is this?”
“This ah, this thing nullifies your spiritual energy, I’m sorry, but they’re also just following orders.” Xuan Zhu also had one in her own hand, and she playfully showed it to them.
Nullify spiritual energy?
Dongfang Minghui tried several times to use her spiritual energy and found that her body’s internal spiritual energy was unresponsive.
Qian Wanyu also found out and was shocked.
The royal family was really full of crouching tigers and hidden dragons. It gave them the illusion that there were no guards anywhere else in the royal family, which made them relax their guard. But then in this important area, not only were there multiple checkpoints for a medicinal garden it was heavily guarded by the Ironclad Legion.
The two of them followed Xuan Zhu calmly, and a steward led them into the courtyard.
“Love Flower, is there something very important inside the Spiritual Courtyard of the Royal Family, can you feel it?” When Dongfang Minghui saw how formal the other party was, she couldn’t help but speculate a bit more as to what was so important.
“There are indeed a few medicinal plants here that have opened their spiritual wisdom, let me feel them in detail.”
“Uncle Xuan, you don’t have to follow us.” Xuan Zhu felt that everyone seemed to be very uncomfortable with the other party following, so she wanted to send the steward away.
But she didn’t expect the other party to say with a smiling face, “Princess, just now His Majesty ordered me to treat your two friends well, and I must do my best to be a good host to them.”
Xuan Zhu left her mouth, her father was good at everything, but he really was too overly cautious. She turned to Qian Wanyu and Dongfang Minghui and spread her hands, “I’m sorry, you two, you guys can choose yourself.”
Qian Wanyu looked at Dongfang Minghui and smiled, “Ninth Sister is the pharmacist, let her choose, I’ll take a look around.”
Xuan Zhu nodded, with her little understanding of Qian Wanyu, the other party was a cultivation fanatic, talking to her about medicinal plants was the same as playing the piano for a cow.
With the previous garden, part of her was wanted to test Dongfang Minghui’s knowledge of medicinal plants, but she managed to pick up on it.
“Minghui, do you need Uncle Xuan to assist you on the side?” When Xuan Zhu saw that Qian Wanyu had walked away, she kindly asked Dongfang Minghui.
She asked Dongfang Minghui kindly. “Yes, I’ll leave it to Steward Xuan.”
Dongfang Minghui was fine with it, she didn’t care if there was anyone around to watch over her, but it was strange that they were so cautious about them.
There must be something in the courtyard that needed to be guarded by them.
“Love Flower, what did you find?”
Dongfang Minghui’s frank face made Steward Xuan cast his eyes on her and nod as he followed her.
“Go to the patch of medicinal bushes on your left.” Love Flower gave her a wide area to walk around.
Dongfang Minghui first led Steward Xuan around in a big circle, pointing at some strange and bizarre medicinal plants, always asking a question or two, and Steward Xuan dutifully answered her doubts.
However, he would always leave half of what he said un-answered, deliberately confusing her. After a few times, Dongfang Minghui sensed the other party’s real intention.
“Girl can how about you just tell this old man about what sort of medicinal plants you need and I can point them out to you specifically.” The steward said patiently.
The other party’s attitude was very friendly, if not for the fact that Dongfang Minghui’s space ring had an old and mature Love Flower, most likely she would have been fooled by this person.
“Steward Xuan, in fact, to be honest, I have also been to the Angelica Garden of our Royal Academy, but I was very curious about the medicinal plants inside your Royal Family’s Astral Academy. It just so happens that Princess Xuanzhu was hospitable, and wanted to give me a medicinal plant, I couldn’t be rude and say no so we’re here. Since I have to pick something, I want to pick something I like. Can Steward Xuan walk with me for a while?”
With no clear goal in mind, Steward Xuan couldn’t say anything more, but he got a lot of information from the other party’s words.
“Naturally, Miss Qian is a friend of the princess, this way please.”
Dongfang Minghui circled around and finally arrived in the direction the Love Flower pointed out, she squatted down and carefully observed each medicinal plant.
“Love Flower, is this where you wanted to find your little friend?”
Her brow scrunched up in confusion, the plants in this area of the garden seemed to have some sort of issue. They all seemed almost…lifeless?
In the meantime, Steward Xuan had also been observing her expression, and when he saw her frown, he stood aside with a blank expression revealing nothing.
“Yes, right here, let’s not go into the details, let’s take it out first.” Qinghua told Dongfang Minghui in her consciousness, adding a few words to make her hurry up.
Dongfang Minghui pointed to the medicinal plants in this garden, “Steward Xuan, why are your royal family’s medicinal plants so strange?”
Steward Xuan smiled and said, “Miss Qian is overly worried, this medicinal garden is tended to by dozens of medicine gardeners everyday, they would inspect each of them as well afterwards.”
“This medicinal plant is quite cute, I’ll take it.”
Dongfang Minghui casually pointed to a sickly medicinal plant, the medicinal plant was shaped like a lamp, its whole body hung down, normal people looking at this plant would thing it was dying or something.
When Steward Xuan looked in the direction she was pointing at, he asked, “Why did Miss Qian choose this?”
She pointed to the medicinal plants’ shape, her eyes widened, and she said with a look of surprise, “Don’t you think its stalk bends down and looks like a cat’s claw saying hello? I think it looks very lucky, it can definitely bring me some good luck.”
Dongfang Minghui was talking nonsense in order to take home the medicinal plant!
After staring at the medicinal plant for a while, Steward Xuan thought what she said did make some sort of sense, “Miss Qian is quite right, in that case, Miss Qian please wait a moment, I will soon present the medicinal plant to you.”
“Thank you, Steward Xuan.”
If not for the choice of Love Flower, Dongfang Minghui certainly wouldn’t have picked this plant, not to mention how sick and dead it looked to normal people… She decided, with a twist of the heart, to call this medicinal plant Lucky from now on!
“Seventh sister, I’ve chosen.”
She saw Xuan Zhu and the Female Protagonist talking from a distance, and when they saw her coming, the expressions on their faces were different.
Something was definitely going on between the two of them.
“I’m going to go see what you’ve picked out.” Xuan Zhu was very curious, the other party took so long to pick the medicinal plants so they must be very special.
As a result after checking, Xuan Zhu had a smiling expression on her face, “Hey, if word gets out that you picked such a medicinal plant, they’ll definitely not think you got it from Xuan Zhu.”
Qian Wanyu also followed, but didn’t say anything, “Princess Xuan Zhu must be joking, I think Ninth Sister must have a reason for choosing it.
Qing Mo also looked disgusted, “Is your Ninth Sister too scared or what? Or did her brain just go to the-”
“I believe her.”
A single sentence blocked Qing Mo from saying anything.
“In fact, don’t you think it looks like it’s beckoning to the cat’s paw? There was a legend that such an action was inviting good luck. I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me lately, and I thought it was probably the will of god that sent it to me, sp I wanted it to bring me good luck like the legend, that’s why I chose it.”
Xuan Zhu was confused, did anyone really believe in this superstition?
Qian Wanyu looked at Dongfang Minghui with a smile at the corner of her eyes, and stunned Xuanzhu. She pursed her mouth, trying to laugh.
Xuan Zhu suspiciously looked at the two of them, and as a result could only nod, “Okay, don’t come crying to me when you take it back.”
Since the medicinal plant was taken away, the bet was over. Xuan Zhu sent the two back to their small courtyard and left.
Qian Wanyu pulled them into the room, took one look outside to make sure no one was there, and locked the door.
Dongfang Minghui immediately took the cat paw looking plant out as well as Love Flower who followed.
Qian Wanyu glared at Dongfang Minghui and pulled her aside, “Ninth Sister, why did you bring it with you?”
God, her Ninth Sister’s heart was really big, first Toothless, and then this Love Flower as well, a plant that was enough to make people go crazy!
If it was discovered, there was no telling what kind of commotion it would cause.
As soon as Dongfang Minghui saw the Female Protagonist’s face, she immediately admitted her mistake, “Seventh sister, Love Flower was bored in the courtyard and wanted to come out to see the world.”
What does a medicinal plant want to see! In Qian Wanyu’s opinion, this Love Flower was an extremely cunning medicinal plant that could not only disguise itself but also release illusions to fool anyone.
Ninth Sister’s bad habits were definitely mostly brought about by these naughty medicinal plants.
Even if she was angry, she couldn’t bear to scold Dongfang Minghui after everything that had happened.
“Tell me why you chose this medicinal plant.”
She put the topic back to the half-dead medicinal plants on the table, “Don’t keep fooling me with what you just said.”
Dongfang Minghui stretched her hands helplessly, “This is the little friend that Love Flower chose.”
Love Flower didn’t explain much and brought the plant into her ring.
Dongfang Minghui: “……”
So this really was a useless medicinal plant, and Love Flower was just too lonely? Looking for a buddy to come back and make soy sauce?
Qian Wanyu saw her silly eyes, held back her laughter, patted her little head lightly, and warned seriously, “Don’t get too close to it.”
She always had the feeling that Love Flower was a disaster waiting to drag her Ninth Sister down not to mention her strange contracted magic plant.
As she watched Female Protagonist go off to practice, Dongfang Minghui looked at her space interior, where Love Flower was now silently staying with the new medicinal plant.
She had the feeling that she was the youngest daughter-in-law of Love Flower, not able to understand what was going on… she saw the other was weak and simply threw a few bottles of spirit liquid in.
“Is it sick?”
When she came back, it was pulled into the space ring by Love Flower before she could say a word to it, and she thought it was really just a little friend that Love Flower had found to keep it company.
She was like an outsider despite technically being the owner ah!
“No, it’s just playing dead.” Love Flower’s gave a brief answer.
When Love Flower finished explaining, Dongfang Minghui saw that Lucky stretched out a leaf, gently hooked around one of the bottles and opened the porcelain bottle of spiritual liquid, after swallowing two of them in one go it dropped its head weakly again like it was about to die.
This top tier level of fake acting, Dongfang Minghui had seen it for the first time on a medicinal plant…
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