Chapter 290 – Hurt and smashed the little consort’s might
When her hand was about to extend into the water, she uneasily looked at the person in front of her. Then she pretended to say casually. “Big Block of Ice, everything obeys authority! Cough, cough, I believe you won’t take offense. Moreover, I promise you that my eyes will be closed from beginning to end. Things I shouldn’t see, I won’t look! Cough, cough, therefore I’m about to start!”
After Chu Qing-Yan said these probing words, seeing there was no reaction from the person in the water, her heart let out a breath of relief. Then she once again rolled up the sleeves slipping down her arm and then extended it into the water.
It entered the water with a thud, giving rise to a very small splash of water. Those medicinal herbs followed the ripples from the splash of water and dispersed in all directions. But very quickly, because of her movements, they were attracted to her arm. She felt her arm was very itchy but she dared not scratch it.
In the haze, she felt his body pull back a bit.
Chu Qing-Yan hesitated and lifted her head to glance at him. But his eyes still remained closed, only then did she continue.
When with great difficulty she found that belt, Chu Qing-Yan was delighted. Following it she found that knot, and used a little bit of strength to pull at it.
However, during this moment of delight, tragedy occurred.
In one moment of carelessness, she turned the knot into a dead tight knot.
Afterwards, it was another fierce battle with the knot.
In the end, by the time she finally solved the knot, her forehead had emitted out layer after layer of sweat.
She swallowed a mouthful of saliva, then using the water’s buoyancy, she completed the last challenge.
This action was more tiring then doing the horse stance while lifting ten litres of water for four hours.
Until her hand held his underpants, Chu Qing-Yan still couldn’t believe she actually completed such a difficult action.
The untapped potential was huge ah!
But she felt its best this kind of thing doesn’t happen a second time.
Only that Chu Qing-Yan forgot that what was taken off had to be returned.
How many years after, a certain male reclined on the bed and looked at the person underneath him. His lips hooked up with interest. “At that time when this king was in the medicinal bath, this king still remembers that it was you who took off my clothes. This life saving kindness is one favor that needs to be returned. You say, where should this king start to return the favor oh? Rest assured, this king is very democratic.”
Moreover, she also forgot that things that are taken off, sooner or later must be put back on.
In the wake of her arm lifting up, those medicinal herbs once again filled in the empty gap. It was densely packed and covered the entire surface of the water.
Chu Qing-Yan carelessly wiped the sweat on her face, then continued with the things she didn’t finish from before.
She carefully cut open the Red Stone Fruit, and discovered there were pieces of small sparkling crystal like kernels inside. It was very delicate and cute. Chu Qing-Yan very quickly broke them off into the water, subsequently following the Red Stone Fruit entering the medicinal bath, very quickly the surface of the water was dyed into a red color.
Chu Qing-Yan tsked with her tongue, this red color that spread and dyed the surface of the water reminded her of tomato egg drop soup.
Cheng Yan-Luo said to her, wait until the red color enters the body and slowly turns lighter, then she can change the water. But the length of time it takes to absorb it every time will depend on a person’s constitution. She couldn’t guarantee the length of time.
So right now, her mission was to stare at the color of the water. Once she saw the red color disappears, she ought to change the water and add more medicine.
Chu Qing-Yan pulled over a chair to stay by the barrel’s side, her elbow was propped up on the wooden cask. Both eyes stared at the water surface in the wooden barrel.
While watching, her gaze unconsciously turned to the person inside the barrel.
Even the mask couldn’t conceal his exquisite silhouette, Chu Qing-Yan couldn’t help but give a light sigh.
“Big Block of Ice, older sister Yan-Luo said when you are soaking in the medicinal bath, it’s best to take off the mask on your face. But I feel it won’t matter even if I don’t take it off.”
She smiled slightly. “You used the mask to cover your face, that’s because you don’t want people to see your real face. Therefore while you are injured and unconscious, how could I take advantage of you when you are in such difficulty! Do you think I have become more and more sensible and cute oh?”
“If you were to wake up, you must help me teach Fire Spirit and the others a lesson. When I needed their help, everyone of them ran away like a wisp of smoke and I don’t know where they ran off to!” She grumbled.
But no matter what she said, there was no reaction from the person facing her. Chu Qing-Yan frowned and very quickly her brows loosened. “Older sister Yan-Luo said that after you have completely absorbed the Red Stone Fruit, your mind would slowly recover and wake up. Then that would be great!”
Just when she changed to a more comfortable position and prepared to chat again, without noticing, she found the purplish red water in the barrel slowly turn from a deep red to a light red. Now the color was even closer to the original.
Originally she thought this absorption process would take at least several hours, but it didn’t even require a stick of incense. Chu Qing-Yan stood up, she must tell eleven immediately so he could bring the hot water in.
Once she opened the door, Chu Qing-Yan felt several gazes suddenly disappear. She looked suspiciously everywhere but didn’t find anything suspicious, so she let this thought rest. She turned to say to little ten and eleven who arrived with quick steps. “The first medicinal bath is completed, we can conduct the second medicinal bath.”
“Okay.” Although the two was somewhat surprised at Xiao Xu’s speed in absorbing the Red Stone Fruit, they immediately retreated to prepare the hot water.
It had to be said that the people handling tasks in this medicinal hall were very efficient.
Not long after, three buckets of hot water were carried in.
“That, little ten, eleven, sorry to trouble you guys——” Chu Qing-Yan had just said this when the two quickly put down the water buckets and swiftly left, closing the door in passing.
“Help me carry his Highness out——” The last part of the sentence shattered at the edge of her lips.
Chu Qing-Yan’s head was full of black lines, was she that scary?
Ops that’s wrong, was her family’s highness that scary?
Forget it, it’s best to depend on herself than others.
Chu Qing-Yan walked to the side of the wooden barrel, somewhat helpless about the situation and couldn’t help but start walking around the barrel.
The person is not easy to lift, the water also must be changed, this problem was very difficult to handle!
After thinking for a while, she suddenly thought of a good idea.
Ancient times had Si Ma-Guang (1) who smashed a water tank to save his good friend. Then now, it was up to Chu Qing-Yan to smash the barrel to save Prince Ying.
Say she’ll do it, she’ll do it. First, she closed her eyes and ladled out the medicinal herbs floating on top of the water surface. She stealthily opened an eye and determined it was clean before fishing out her dagger. This was a treasure that could cut through metal like mud, this wooden barrel was even more of a cinch.
She gestured to mark a place, then ruthlessly struck it in, all of a sudden it pierced through the wooden board. Water immediately seeped out, afterwards, like peeling the skin of a fruit, she drew a circle. Then she pulled and a chestnut sized hole was made successfully. Very quickly, water rushed out from the hole in the blink of an eye, all the water had leaked out with nothing left. Chu Qing-Yan cut a piece of cloth, wrapped it around the piece of wood she cut out, then she stuffed it in the hole. Ensuring that water won’t pour out, she lifted up the bucket of hot water at her foot and poured it into the wooden barrel.
She waited until it was full before she scattered all the medicinal herbs in the basket into the water. Then she broke off one third of the Red Stone Fruit into the water.
Yan-Luo had said before that the speed of absorption will be slower the more number of times it was used. Therefore, the second time was indeed more time consuming than the first time. But in fact, it wasn’t that much longer. She pulled out the wooden stopper, then continued to let the water out before putting more water in.
The three medicinal baths were completed in four hours.
Chu Qing-Yan felt she was so tired that she wanted to cry.
But she suddenly remembered something, now Big Block of Ice doesn’t have an inch on, how was she supposed to move him back onto the bed ah!
She lifted her head to look toward the unconscious person sitting peacefully inside the water. Now Chu Qing-Yan’s mind had the urge to knock her head against a wall!
1) Si Ma-Guang: A politician and historian of Northern Song in Chinese history. This is one of the stories about his life. He wrote the most famous book of history. Check out his story on wikipedia