Chapter 107: Looking for help
Sima Lie saw that Sima You Yue had so much confidence and decided in his heart that he would believe her. It seemed like it had really been a long time since an Alchemist had come to help the Sima Clan.
“Mm, you can return first. I will properly settle these Spirit Beasts.” Sima Lie said.
The Sima Clan had suddenly gained so many Spirit Beasts, furthermore, they were under circumstances that nobody else knew about. If they continued to keep this a secret, this would turn into a card that they could play.
As a result, they could only depend on people that they could trust to settle these. Only those who were, towards the clan, faithful to the death would be able to receive this incentive.
“Right, that person told me that this has to remain a secret and they won’t tell others. Alright, I’m heading back.” After handing the Spirit Beasts over to Sima Lie, Sima You Yue left the study room and no longer asked anything about the situation related to the Spirit Beasts.
Sima Lie had lived a hundred over years more than her so he would definitely be more prudent and rational about settling these kinds of things.
Returning back to her own room, she instructed Chun Jian and the others not to disturb her as she locked herself in the house. With a flash, she entered the Spirit Pearl.
“Mo Sha.” She came beside the Golden Snake Fruit tree and she saw Mo Sha sitting beside it.
Mo Sha opened his pair of enchanting eyes and when she saw them, she was suddenly confused.
Why was it that she felt that it was so familiar every time she saw Mo Sha’s eyes?
“What do you want?” Mo Sha asked.
“I want to quickly become a second ranked Alchemist “ Sima You Yue held back the thoughts in her heart and said.
Sima You Yue explained the entire situation with the Nalan Clan once over and said, “Because Grandfather has never cared about those Alchemists, their relationship isn’t good. At this point, those Alchemists will be unwilling to help us. Wanting to look for a more relaxed Alchemist outside is also not easy. As a result, I need to quickly become a second ranked Alchemist. Only then would I be able to contend with the Nalan Clan.
Mo Sha knitted his brows, saying, “It hasn’t been long since you became a first ranked Alchemist. Wanting to become a second ranked Alchemist in such a short period of time won’t be an easy thing to accomplish.”
“I know, that’s why I came to you for help. You will definitely be able to help me become a second ranked Alchemist.”
“It’s not like there’s no way.” Mo Sha said, “However, no matter what you do, you have to take it step by step. So your best course of action is to increase in practice. Quickly familiarise yourself with each and every single part of pill refinement. Practice makes perfect, and when your crucial moment comes, you will naturally become a second rank.”
“Will that take a long time?” Sima You Yue asked.
“With your natural abilities and my teaching, it shouldn’t take that long.” Mo Sha said.
“Okay, then I will go arrange everything before we start “ Sima You Yue left right after she finished speaking.
She had initially thought to return to the academy tomorrow, however, her current circumstances required her to go into closed door cultivation. But if she continued to remain in the Spirit Pearl, would Sima Lie realise anything if he couldn’t feel her aura?
Thinking about it, it was still better for her to return to the academy. Inside the down, even if Fatty Qu and the others were there, they would not realise that she wasn’t inside the house.
After settling on this idea, she started to cultivate inside the house. She waited until the second day before she rushed to head to the academy.
Chun Jian and Yun Yue sighed when they saw Sima You Yue’s empty room.
In the past, they would always be scolded and beaten by Sima You Yue, but now they could barely catch a glimpse of his shadow, leaving them with nothing to do everyday. This kind of change made them incomparably puzzled. However, they had already decided in their hearts that their current Young Master was good to them and gave them enough time and resources to cultivate. They definitely had to improve their strength so they would be able to protect him in the future.
This was still their practice period so they didn’t have classes to attend everyday. The students could live in the academy and they could cultivate within the dorms or head to the library to read.
When Sima You Yue arrived at the academy, Bei Gong Tang and Ouyang Fei had already gone out. She wasn’t surprised at all when she thought about how it was normally impossible to catch even a glimpse of the two of them. Fatty Qu had already returned to his clan and Wei Zi Qi was the only one left in the house leisurely reading a book.
“You Yue?” Hearing the sound of the main door opening, Wei Zi Qi looked up. Seeing Sima You Yue, he happily stood up.
“Zi Qi, how come you’re the only one here?” Sima You Yue asked as she walked over and sat down.
“Ouyang Fei and Bei Gong Tang left early in the morning, while Fatty Qu left for home yesterday and hasn’t returned.” Wei Zi Qi said, “You Yue, where did you go when we were in Salt City? Why did you leave without a word?”
Sima You Yue touched her nose, saying, “At that time, here was something urgent I had to attend to, so I just got Third Brother to help me pass on the message. Have we submitted our mission yet?”
Wei Zi Qi nodded, “We went to submit it on the second day. I kept all the pill ingredients, so even though you weren’t here, the four of us had more than enough and it just happened to be enough to make up for your portion. As a result, we got full marks for our mission this time!”
“Really?” Sima You Yue was also happy when she heard that they scored full marks for their mission, “Thank you guys so much!”
“What’s there to thank.” Wei Zi Qi said, “If you didn’t give us the opportunity to learn how to work together, it would not have been possible for us to obtain the carcasses of so many Spirit Beasts. How long will you be staying here this time?”
“I plan to stay here for a period of time.” Sima You Yue said, “I plan to spend the rest of my time in closed door cultivation, so I may not be out much.”
“You want to go into closed door cultivation?” Wei Zi Qi looked at Sima You Yue with astonishment. People normally went into closed door cultivation when they wanted to breakthrough in rank. Could it be that she was once again close to making a breakthrough?
Could she not give people this kind of attack!
If he knew that Sima You Yue had already broken through in rank, it was possible that his little heart would not be able to take the impact and would suffer even more.
“Right, I’ll head back first to tidy up the house a bit.’ Sima You Yue headed back into the house the moment she finished speaking.
Wei Zi Qi looked at Sima You Yue’s retreating figure and thought about how she was so addicted to working hard, so what reason was there for him not to? He purposed in his heart that as long as he wasn’t spending his time in the library researching, he would be cultivating in his room.
Sima You Yue swept her place clean and then entered the Spirit Pearl to cultivate. Right now, she was already familiar with refining rank one pills, so when Bei Gong Tang and Ouyang Fei returned, she had already refined a few furnaces worth of pills.
When she knew that they had returned, Sima You Yue exited the Spirit Pearl and interacted with them for a bit before telling then that she was going into closed door cultivation and heading back into the Spirit Pearl.
“Let’s start the closed door cultivation now.” Sima You Yue looked to Mo Sha as she said.
Mo Sha nodded, saying, “From now on, you will spend the mornings cultivating in the Spirit Pearl and the nights recovering your mental strength and Spiritual Qi. Although this Golden Snake Fruit tree is able to give off an aura that can nourish the soul, it needs to absorb moonlight. So, we will need to go outside at night.”
Sima You Yue glanced at the Golden Snake Fruit tree and realised that it did not have the white mist lingering around it like it used to. She reckoned that the moonlight that strengthened the body had almost been completely consumed.
“You have already spent the day refining pills, so you should first rest tonight to recover your mental strength.” Mo Sha said.
Mo Sha nodded. With a single thought, she brought the Golden Snake Fruit tree and Mo Sha with her as they left the Spirit Pearl.
It just happened that the moonlight was shining bright this night so she let Little Roar take away two pieces of the wall tiles, allowing the moonlight to shine inside.
The moment the moonlight shone on the Golden Snake Fruit tree, the leaves emitted a faint misty aura. Sima You Yue and Mo Sha crossed their legs and sat beside each other, using the Golden Snake Fruit tree to recover their Soul and Spirit.