Chapter 109: The family members receive a shock
After half a month, Sima You Yue had already been very familiar with refining second ranked pills. Refining for such long periods of time left her quite exhausted, so she gave herself time to rest and came out to see what the others were doing.
“You Yue, you’re out?” Fatty Qu quickly walked over when he saw Sima You Yue.
“What’s up, Fatty? Seeing you look so anxious, could it be that some beauty is chasing you?” Sima You Yue laughed and teased.
Fatty Qu came over, looked at Sima You Yue and said, “ There’s no beauty chasing me only because no beauty has yet to appreciate this older brother’s charm. I would have gone to call on you if you remained inside any longer!”
“What happened?” Sima You Yue asked.
“it’s the General’s residence. They’ve recently got into big trouble… hey, Sima You Yue, what are you pulling on me for!”
Fatty had yet to finish speaking when Sima You Yue pulled him into a run.
“Follow me back and talk as we go. Tell me what happened during this period of time.”
When Sima You Yue returned to the residence, aside from Sima You Ming and Sima You Qi who were constantly settling things, even Sima You Ran and Sima You Le had returned.
This was the first time, aside from the previous time when Sima You Yue had been beaten, that the whole family had conjugated together.
Seeing that Sima You Yue had returned, Sima Lie and the others were very surprised. Earlier on, when they had sent men to get her from school, Fatty Qu and the others had sent a letter back indicating that she was in closed door cultivation. They had not gone to disturb her so they never expected that she would directly return.
Seeing that Fatty Qu had returned with her, Sima Lie said, “Steward, being Young Master Qu to the hall to drink a cup of tea.”
“Yes, General.” The steward stepped forward, saying, “Young Master Qu, this way please.”
Fatty Qu glanced over at Sima You Yue, saying, “ Then I will head there first. If you have anything important to tell me then get someone to call me over. Within the Qu Clan, I currently have the ability to say a few words.”
Sima You Yue smiled smiled lightly and nodded towards him. She had noted it in her heart, his desire and willingness to stretch forth a helping hand to them during this period of time.
Fatty Qu cupped his hands towards the others as he followed the steward and left.
The smile on Sima You Yue’s face slowly faded away, as she turned towards Sima Lie, saying, “Grandfather, Older Brothers, I heard older Brother say that our General’s residence has searched fruitlessly for half a month for an Alchemist?”
“It’s not that we couldn’t find any.” Sima You Ming said, “It’s just that when those Alchemists heard about the General’s residence’s situation, like a lion that opened its mouth too wide, they demanded far too much and put too many requests. Grandfather raged and chased them all out.”
After he finished speaking, he looked begrudgingly at Sima Lie.
“Cough cough, taking advantage of us when we’re down, these kind of Alchemists still want us to pay tribute to them, what a joke!” Sima Lie still did not feel like he was in the wrong and was still fuming over those few Alchemists.
Sima You Yue realised that Sima Lie’s prejudice towards Alchemists was huge. As long as he met this kind of Alchemist, he would end up in an uncontrollable rage.
“Grandfather, we have already ended up at this level. Can’t you reign in your temper.” Sima You Ming said as if he could feel a headache coming on.
“Grandfather, although your raw strength is more than your elders of the Nalan Clan, they’re not coming at us with swinging fists. We have to find a way to protect our family’s business.” Sima You Qi said.
“The people in our clan are few and our time here has been short. That Nalan Clan is one that has been here for ages. Now that they have incessantly battled us on the business front, Grandfather cannot go up and directly kill them.” Sima You Ran analysed, “However, they can continually weaken us. We have to think of something to stop this situation from continuing down it’s path.”
“I think we should continue to look for Alchemists.” Sima You Le said, “ This imperial capital is so big, don’t tell me that every single alchemist has been bought over by the Nalan Clan, or every single one of them wants to loot a burning house.”
“But we ran out of pills yesterday, and ever since yesterday, the customers in our store has been dwindling.” Sima You Ming said, “within such a short period time, where are we going to find an Alchemist.”
Sima You Yue sat on her seat and listened to them discuss. Seeing each and every single one of them frowning with knitted brows, she said, “Uhm, how many pills do you need? I could possibly…”
“Fifth Brother, you don’t have to intervene in this now. It’s better for you to properly cultivate in the academy. Leave the issues of the family to us.” Sima You Ming spoke and interrupted Sima You Yue.
It enough to let just them worry about it. There was no need to drag Sima You Yue in to worry with then.
“I have pills.” Sima You Yue said.
“Even if you have pills it’s no… what? You have pills?” Sima You Ming was speaking halfway when he realised what Sima You Yue said and look at her with shock.
Sima You Yue nodded, saying, “First ranked pills. I have them. You can take it to tide you over first. Furthermore these don’t really cost anything so you can put a price that is lower than the Nalan Clan’s.”
“Fifth Bro, you really have pills?”
“Fifth Bro, how come you have pills?”
“You even have those pills? How many?”
Everyone reacted and looked at her.
“I have the common ones like pills to stop blessing, recovering dispersed Qi and so on.” Sima You Yue waved her hands as she spoke and a few hundred pill bottle appears in the Study Room.”
“These are all pills?” Sima You Ming asked without daring to believe.
“Big Brother’s, you just have to look to know.” Sima You Yue said.
Sima You Qi and the four of them walked forward as they each took a had bottle and opened them to see each one filled with pills.
“All these pills added together should amount to more than a thousand!” Sima You Qi said excitedly.
Sima Lie stepped forward, took a Jade Bottle and opened it. It truly contained pills.
“Fifth Bro, where did you get so many pills from?” Sima You Ming looked at Sima You Yue agitatedly, “How much did you spend?”
Sima You Yue touched her nose and said, “I didn’t spend any money.”
“ Didn’t spend money? Then how did you obtain this?”
“You Yue, you better not have promised other people that you would do bad things for the sake of obtaining these pills!”
The eyes of every single person in the room turned from the pills and were focused Sima You Yue.
Sima You Yue’s face turned completely black from their response. How did they end up reaching this verdict?
“These are all pills I refined myself, that’s why I didn’t pay anything. I didn’t go and promise others to do anything, like what you all assumed.”
They all calmed down after hearing her explanation. As long as nothing happened to her, all was well.
“You really gave us a shock.” Sima You Qi said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch in this world so we were afraid that something had happened to you. It turns out that you were the one who refined it. If so then we can relax. What?! You refined them!”
This time, everyone was even more surprised than when they had seen the pills just now. They all looked at her speechlessly.
“Fifth Bro, all these pills were refined by you?? You, when did you learn how to refine?” Sima You Le suspected that he was hallucinating. They had never known that Sima You Yue could refine pills. Now that this kind of situation occurred, everyone was completely stunned.
Sima You Yue was secretly pondering whether it now not they should have this kind of large reaction and she smiled and said, “I said the previous time that I wanted to learn alchemy, remember. When I could cultivate I started to learn how!”
It was fine if she didn’t say it, but now that she said it, everyone’s already astonished heart was once again mercilessly given another attack.
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