Chapter 286 – Strange fruit’s clever use to prolong life
“Rather what?” Cheng Yan-Luo’s ghost of a smile really made Chu Qing-Yan shudder. Why does she look like an old witch trying to deceive a little girl to eat the poisoned apple?
Although Cheng Yan-Luo didn’t know what Chu Qing-Yan was thinking about right then, but looking at her expression, she could guess one or two things.
Cheng Yan-Luo smiled mischievously. “Rather, it has some other clever ways of being used.”
Right now, she still can’t tell the little girl, just teasing her a bit more is more fun.
With regards to Cheng Yan-Luo’s talking in riddles, Chu Qing-Yan could only express her deep helplessness.
In her heart, she was thinking that if Cheng Yan-Luo and Air Spirit were to fight, Air Spirit wouldn’t be her opponent, she was too crafty!
Cheng Yan-Luo lifted her hand to tap her chin, don’t know if this girl’s nose would spray out blood after finding out how to use this red stone fruit. She was really looking forward to it.
However, no matter how this Red Stone fruit is used, as long as it can control the Snake Kiss Poison from breaking out, then it’s fine.
Only right now, she still had matters to ask Yan-Luo.
“Elder Sister Yan-Luo, Qing-Yan has a matter to ask, don’t know if you will agree.” Chu Qing-Yan suddenly was somewhat hesitant, but she still asked with entreaty.
Hearing this, Cheng Yan- Luo smiled as if she understood something. “Is it that you want me to go with you guys to the country of Jiang?”
Chu Qing-Yan’s pair of eyes lit up slightly, not concealing anything as she said. “Yes. We will use a lot of time to go to the country of Jiang, there isn’t enough time to return. I hope you can go to the country of Jiang with us. At that time, if something unforeseen happens along the way, my family highness’s health will have a bit more protection. I won’t force someone to do something, but I really hope that older sister Yan-Luo could continue to be the good person to the end. Escorting the Buddha all the way to the West, Qing-Yan will be thankful to you for a lifetime!”
“I will tell you guys the method to solve the poison, if you guys gather all the medicinal herbs and directly follow the instructions on here, it will be fine. It’s not important whether I go or not.” Cheng Yan-Luo leaned against the door, raised an eyebrow and smiled.
“No, it’s very important. No one will know if this Snake Poison will change or not. With regards to His Highness’s safety, if I can achieve the limit of the greatest safeguards, then I will try very hard to strive for this for him. Moreover, I believe in you. If you can come with us, I’ll feel more assured.” Chu Qing-Yan blinked her eyes at her.
“Don’t you guys also have a doctor? His medical skills are not worse than mine.” Cheng Yan-Luo said without thinking.
Chu Qing-Yan knew she was talking about Air Spirit. Her eyes turned. “How could Air Spirit’s medical skills be compared to yours? The Snake Kiss Poison was solved by you ah!”
“Don’t need to flatter me. His abilities, I’m still clear about.” Whenever she recalled that person, Cheng Yan-Luo’s face would turn cold.
“Good older sister, could you just agree for me?!” Chu Qing-Yan hugged her arm and said in a spoiled manner.
Cheng Yan-Luo lifted a hand and rubbed her head, her expression was soft. Just when Chu Qing-Yan thought she may have succeeded, the other side poured a basin of cold water on her. “LIttle girl, your trick of acting cute and spoiled is only useful toward your family’s Highness. Older sister I oh, don’t eat this set.”
Finished speaking, she freed herself and left.
Chu Qing-Yan foolishly stood there in a distant place and rubbed her nose. Alas, Air Spirit, I already spared no effort to strive for this opportunity for you, a pity Cheng Yan-Luo was unmoved. You can only seek your own fortune.
She turned and returned to Xiao Xu’s side, accustomed to holding his hand, she continued to chatter away as usual. Although she knew he didn’t have any thought of giving up his will to live anymore, but she still wanted to talk to him. She felt if she spoke to him more often, maybe he would wake up earlier rather than lay there in deep sleep day after day.
“Big Block of Ice, we have already found the Red Stone fruit. Still missing Ice Crystal Flower and Keeping Passion Leaf. At present, we still don’t know the whereabouts of Keeping Passion Leaf. But there is some progress with Ice Crystal Flower, it’s in the Jiang country’s royal family. Although the country of Jiang is very far and we also don’t know the current situation in that country, but as long as there is a tiny bit of hope, I won’t give up.”
“There is another matter. There were so many jackals, wolves and tigers in the imperial court blocking you because they want you to die on this trip. In order to be prepared for all eventualities that could bring about disaster and murders, I acted on my own initiative to hide our whereabouts. Everything is waiting for you to wake up before planning the next step.”
Chu Qing-Yan talked endlessly, recalling the things that happened recently. She told him everything regardless of the importance of the matter. She had once heard people say that a person in a coma was very lonely. If someone would accompany him to talk, it would let him feel assured. With regards to the illness, it will also help. This was the reason she persevered.
There was also another reason and it was ever that since she met Xiao Xu, there wasn’t such a long time where she didn’t talk to him. Although normally she was the one who would always chatter away non-stop, but occasionally Xiao Xu would reply with several sentences. She started to reminisce about the past, and couldn’t help but lay on the bedside to say in a low voice. “Big Block of Ice, when will you wake up? I really miss you.”
Her tone was full of inseparable love, carrying traces of endless yearning and fondness.
Those eyelashes that hadn’t moved a bit moved when she wasn’t paying attention, like a butterfly that stood on a spot for a long time suddenly flapping its wings.
But everything was so fast, it was as if it was an illusion.
When it was late afternoon, a youth called Eleven walked over and said respectfully. “Miss Chu, my family’s senior sister is looking for you.”
Chu Qing-Yan thought she ought to be calling her over to explain how the Red Stone Fruit would be used. In an instant her heart was nervous, she didn’t ponder more before following Eleven to leave the room.
“Eleven, you look older than little ten, how are you guys ordered in sequence?” This morning, she saw a seventeen to eighteen year old apprentice being called fourteen so she was somewhat curious.
“We are ordered according to when we officially became apprentices in this sect. If in the future there is someone forty to fifty years old seeking to be an apprentice, he/she would also need to call me Senior Brother Eleven.” Eleven smilingly said.
Chu Qing-Yan imagined an old man with white hair calling this little brat Senior brother and she immediately shivered. This scene was too beautiful, she dared not look.
Saying up to here, Chu Qing-Yan had already walked to Cheng Yan-Luo’s room. She knocked on the door and heard a response before entering.
“Older Sister Yan-Luo, I have come.”
“En, take this.”
Once she entered the door, a piece of paper was stuffed in her hand. Chu Qing-Yan took a glance at Cheng Yan-Luo who was still writing something. Originally she wanted to ask her a question, but seeing her extremely busy, she could only lower her head to read what was written on the paper.
The way to use the Red Stone Fruit?
After reading it quickly, Chu Qing-Yan understood. In fact, this Red Stone Fruit wasn’t used by eating it, rather it was used by mixing it into a medicinal bath. But she felt this way of treatment was very normal ah. She had often seen this method being used in television shows. So she really didn’t understand why Cheng Yan-Luo had a “can not say, can not say” crafty appearance on her face before.
“Finished reading?” Cheng Yan-Luo drew her last brush stroke and looked at her, full of interest.
Chu Qing-Yan nodded honestly, then saw that crafty smile again.
“Then you can go and prepare your family’s highness for the medicinal bath.” Cheng Yan-Luo smilingly looked at her.
“Me? Aren’t you guys preparing it?” Chu Qing-Yan lifted a finger to point at herself in disbelief.
“That’s right ah, it’s you!” Cheng Yan-Luo had an as expected expression, one only saw her eyes bend into a moon shape. “Privately, I found out that your family’s highness doesn’t like to be touched by people. But only you are the exception to this rule. I don’t want my junior brothers and apprentices to have an early demise. So I can only let you personally do it as the family member of the injured person.”
“What!!” Chu Qing-Yan was stupefied.