Chapter 281 – Good news and bad news
Chu Qing-Yan sat on the bed, from time to time she would wipe away the perspiration on Xiao Xu’s face. This morning after he drank the medicine, his fever still hadn’t receded. Only in the wake of the medicine’s effect his body started to perspire, and his temperature gradually lowered towards normal.
She leaned over, extending her hand to test the temperature on his forehead. Finally he wasn’t so scorching hot like before, so she felt more relieved.
After taking back her hand, she seriously sized up the person laying on the bed. Long, thick eyelashes curled up, normally she didn’t notice it, but now she felt it was exceptionally good looking. It was even longer and curlier than a girl’s, she somewhat mischievously wanted to place matchsticks on it see how many would stay on his eyelashes. Even she as a female was somewhat jealous of his eyelashes. And because of his injury where he lost too much blood and his face had become pale, he now had a morbid beauty. His greyish lips were pursed, the lines of his lips were clear and tempting. Suddenly, she felt that the normally cold and stiff Big Block of Ice also had a side to him that was alluring and sexy. Sure enough, when a person is sick and weak, what they reveal is the truest side of themselves.
And when she looked toward his lips, she couldn’t help but recall the matter of feeding him medicine this morning. Her cheeks once again became feverish. That was the first time she had such intimate contact with a male. She had lived for twenty years and hadn’t ever had a relationship. The males at her side that had good impression of her would always become her best male friends because of all kinds of reasons. She was once ridiculed by her dorm roommates that her aura was so strong that those men couldn’t endure her. So one after another, they would surrender and withdraw. At that time, she felt incomparably wronged, it was because normally she had important position and duties to fulfill. Whether it was student union, clubs, or class activities, she had to deal with everything nimbly. To the extent that when she got serious, others evaluated her as leaning on the side of being dictatorial. But when she was not being serious, she was also soft, cute and curious, okay.
But don’t know why, after she crossed over, she found herself in a ten year old body without responsibility. Her life was more free and relaxed than in her previous life.
Chu Qing-Yan retracted her gaze from Xiao Xu and covered both of her eyes. Hey, was it because before she was single-mindedly devoted to her studies and work that she never had such intimate contact with the opposite sex, thus her mind would now be twisted into a complete mess?
But what Chu Qing-Yan didn’t know was that often, when someone likes someone else, it all starts from a small knot.
Wasn’t it just a kiss?
A superficial contact and nothing more!
What was there to be so twisted up about!
That’s wrong, it seemed it wasn’t just once ah?
At this time suddenly came the sound of the door being pushed open. Chu Qing-Yan whose spirit had been drifting was so startled that she almost fell off the bed.
Cheng Yan-Luo pushed open the door and saw Chu Qing-Yan with an expression of seeing a ghost. She rubbed her head. “Why do you have such a ghostly expression? Are you stupefied by this older sister’s fairy like appearance? Huh?”
This tone that had traces of threat as well as that slight raise at the corner of her eyes, made Chu Qing-Yan sit up properly and seriously shake her head.
This Older Sister is really scary!
“Then that’s good!” Cheng Yan-Luo unhurriedly walked into the room.
Chu Qing-Yan stood up, somewhat puzzled that she would come at this time. Clearly she had said she was going to catch up on some sleep this morning. Now a huge, brazen guess flashed through her mind.
“Older Sister Yan-Luo, did you make headway to solving the Snake Kiss poison?” She asked, sounding her out.
Cheng Yan-Luo walked around once in the room, then stood firm in front of her. Looking at her in the face, a faint admiring expression appeared in the depth of her eyes. “Correct, your mind is pretty smart.”
When Chu Qing-Yan heard this, the elation in her head rushed up like seawater. She was so excited, but before she could find her voice, she saw Cheng Yan-Luo lift up two fingers. She swayed the two fingers in front of Chu Qing-Yan.
“Today, I came over with two pieces of information I need to tell you. One is good news, one is bad new, which one do you want to hear first?”
Chu Qing-Yan stared blankly. This scene was very familiar, on TV writers often liked to develop situations like this. The good news always represented the things one wanted the most. But the bad news would let people sink into hell from the joy of the good news. Now that it was happening to her, she had a not so good feeling.
“Let’s first hear the good news!” Chu Qing-Yan didn’t hesitate. At least she needed to be certain that Big Block of Ice’s poison can be solved.
Cheng Yan-Luo nodded, with both hands behind her back, she paced in front of her. She said unhurriedly. “I have already found a way to solve the Snake Kiss Poison.”
The notebooks left behind by dad added to her understanding of poisons, finding a solution wasn’t hard. But what was difficult was——
Chu Qing-Yan’s hands were gripped together, so overjoyed that she was beside herself. Finally Big Block of Ice’s poison can be solved. Really didn’t waste their efforts during this course of hardship and perils. But she dared not be happy too early. “Then what about the bad news?” The little girls happiness didn’t change her appearance too much, making Cheng Yan-Luo feel this was somewhat unexpected. Really was a little girl with inner grace and a firm heart. She stood firmly in front of her and said in a heavy tone. “Although I have found a way to solve the poison, but it’s very difficult to gather all the medicinal herbs needed to solve the poison.”
If you only have the methods but not the medicinal herbs, that was also equivalent to being unable to solve the poison.
“What medicinal herbs do you need?” Chu Qing-Yan didn’t get dispirited and immediately asked.
“Snake Kiss Poison is made from the venom of the king of ten thousand snakes. Although the snake king’s body is covered in poison, but there are many living creatures in the world, there will always be a rock to every scissors. There will always be something that opposes it as a partner. Then the king of snakes has three things it fears the most in this world. One is Ice Crystal Flower, second is Red Stone fruit, the last one is Keeping Passion leaf. These three are called the three holy flower, fruit and leaf. But they are rarely seen and only exist in medical books. In this world, they are almost extinct.”
“Because these three plants all grow in very harsh conditions. The Ice Crystal Flower needs the coldest place in the world to germinate. Red Stone Fruit comes from Red Stone Flower. But Red Stone Flower would only bear fruit every 30 years. Keeping Passion leaf is even harder to find because it lives in the morning and dies in the night.”
Cheng Yan-Luo recalled the records in the book, and slowly explained it to her. It could be said that this Snake Kiss Poison gathered all the rare medicinal herbs in the medical books.
Chu Qing-Yan couldn’t help but open her eyes wide, she didn’t understand medicine, but that didn’t hinder her comprehension. These three medicinal herbs sounded like all were very hard to find. She couldn’t help but want to howl at the heavens. Having tormented Big Block of Ice for so long, why won’t you let him go even now? Could it be that you are blind? To treat such a righteous person like this, don’t you see it?
Her heart surged up and down, but what rolled over was grief.
No, she won’t give up so quickly.
“With a way to solve the poison, this is a good start. Older Sister Yan-Luo, do you know where these three medicinal herbs may be located?” Chu Qing-Yan took a deep breath and looked up at her to ask.
Cheng Yan-Luo nodded in satisfaction. “This temper of stubbornly insisting on your own ideas, I like it.”
Although she was very worried, but hearing Cheng Yan-Luo’s description, she couldn’t help but blush with shame. Stubbornly insisting on her own idea? Are you sure this is a praise?
“These three medicinal herbs haven’t appeared in a long time. I don’t know where they could be.” Cheng Yan-Luo shrugged her shoulders.
“Even you don’t know?” Chu Qing-Yan immediately frowned, then it will be difficult.
“Don’t be so impatient, I still haven’t finished speaking——”Cheng Yan-Luo stretched out her fingers and shook it. “I suddenly recalled something.”