Chapter 13.1: Furore At The Apothecary’s
“What’s so despicable about that? As long as it works.” Qing Yu shrugged her shoulders. “Moreover, although the two of them are a little arrogant and domineering, they are not truly that venomous at heart, so I can’t really be bothered to deal with them seriously. It’s good enough to just scare them off.”
Qing Bei’s gaze then unconsciously softened.
He had seen his elder sister when she had killed without mercy. But this young lady here was actually gentle and kind hearted deep in her bones, harbouring a benevolent heart inside.
Being like that, she had actually unconsciously drawn the eyes of many.
“Sis, they had come just to jeer at us. By this time, Father would have come back from the palace and there would be a welcoming feast in the manor. And we…..” As Qing Bei spoke, his voice grew softer. “Children of lady concubines are not entitled to attend it.”
Without a doubt, a sharp rap was delivered right onto the top of his head and the youth cried out softly from the pain.
“The thing you need to do now is to cultivate and become stronger. Instead of thinking of attending the welcoming banquet, why not spend that time cultivating instead. When the time comes and you can stand tall to shine, who wouldn’t be scrambling to come try win your favour? Would you then still lack this cheap father of yours at that time?”
Qing Yu did not like seeing him show such an expression.
Longing for the care and concern of kinship, longing for just one charitable gaze from that so called father.
Pfft, what’s kinship? Before money and benefits, everything could be betrayed.
Again. That look in her eyes that seemed to care about nothing.
Having been together for six years, he would often see these eyes on Qing Yu that looked like they could pierce into people.
Icy cold, apathetic. Like nothing before that pair of beautiful eyes was worth her time.
She must have been hurt very deeply before.
Qing Bei bit his lip and held her hand. “I’m sorry Sis. I’ve said that I will not make you angry again. I’ve broken my promise.”
“I am not angry.” Qing Yu shook her head. “But it’s just that I do not want to see you looking so sad and feeling so inferior of yourself. I had thought that you had woken up to your senses in that big fire and decided henceforth that the only person you could trust is just me.”
“Little Bei, you are highly outstanding and there is no need for you to engage in self pity. The day will come where Yan Su will regret he neglected such a brilliant son.”
I will definitely become strong. I will make you proud!” Qing Bei suddenly proclaimed solemnly, the expression on his face serious. He wanted to see Qing Yu smile, a smile that came right from her heart.
“I believe you will.” The young lady’s eyes were gentle, the ends of her lips slightly lifted. A sliver of sunlight spilled upon the pretty face that was enchanting as a fox, like it was bathed in saintly brilliance, blindingly enchanting.
Even a strong hearted youth like Qing Bei could not help but unconsciously felt his heart feel a moment of bedazzlement.
His Big Sister was really….. just so beautiful!
No wonder those two women had turned so red and went running away frantically…..
Qing Bei then went on to continue cultivating. To not let anyone come disturb him, Qing Yu then set up a barrier around him till the yard outside.
Getting interrupted while immersed in cultivation might drive one to fall into devilry and she would not want the little kid she had looked after for so many years to be destroyed just like that.
And she also had more important things to deal with now as well.
The seven day deadline had passed and she had not forgotten that she still had to go pay back a debt. Counting the days….. the effects of that elixir was about to run out.
She gave a helpless sigh. In these times, one can owe people any number of things, but just not a debt like this.
With just one look and it could be seen that those two men were no ordinary people. Even though she had lived for so many years, she was not entirely confident she could deal with them. So, she had better play it safe!
Troublesome things like this….. She hated it the most.
Chapter 13.2: Furore At The Apothecary’s
“Miss, you dropped your handkerchief…..”
“Auntie, do you still want these vegetables?”
“Ay ay, hold it right there. You’ve not yet paid…..”
“Make way, make way, everyone’s clustered up here…..” All the voices suddenly quietened.
On a particular street in the capital city, it was almost completely stuffed up, obstructed by a gathered crowd.
And the place that the people were gathered at was an old and well known apothecary shop named Global Aid Hall. Business at that shop had not been all that good because the proprietor was an obstinate man. Not only was he inflexible in business, every single one of the herbs in his shop was ridiculously expensive, with the cheapest among them at a hundred silver taels.
According to him, all these herbs had grown in places where spirit energy was highly abundant and their effects were ten times better than regular herbs. But no one believed him and just merely took it as a joke.
One person spread the joke and a hundred people shared it with others, till Global Aid Hall’s business grew more and more bleak. But the proprietor still persisted with his views, believing that there would still be people who would recognize the real worth of his goods.
And today, one who knew their worth had really come.
Not only was he able to recognize their value, the shop that no one patronized was now packed to overflowing by the people he had drawn in.
The old proprietor stroked his long beard and looked at the tall and slim figured youth dressed in fine dark reddish purple clothes, seemingly thoughtful.
“Proprietor, do you still have any more of this Iris Grass in stock? I need another three bunches.” The old man whose mind was focused on measuring the youth suddenly realized that he had been called out. When he met the pair of long upslanted smiling eyes, his face immediately reddened.
“Yes, there is. Will the Young Master just wait a moment while I go fetch it for you now.” Upon saying that, he then went into the back of the hall.
This youth….. has such devilishly good looks.
“Heh heh….. He is smiling at me….. How could anyone be so beautiful…..” A young lady about sixteen or seventeen bit on her handkerchief, so excited her eyes were tearing slightly.
“To have seen such peerless beauty in this life, it’s worth it even if this woman me were to die!” An auntie in plain and simple clothes could not help but exclaim agitatedly.
“You bonehead. I was wondering why you are not selling meat there but came running over to Global Aid Hall instead. So you came here to gawk at that pretty boy!”
A woman that was about thirty plus years of age stood there fiercely with one hand on her hip, the other pulling hard upon the burly man’s ear, causing him to yelp out in pain. “My dear….. a little lighter, little lighter. It just that I have never seen such a handsome looking young man and I only came to have a peek…..”
“Bah! Listen to yourself! A big man like you would be peeking at the young ladies and here you are staring at a young man!” The woman spat a mouthful and then turned her eyes widened big as bells to look inside, seeking to see just what that little brat could possibly look like, to have drawn her husband here.
The old proprietor had just come out from inside, holding three bunches of Iris Grass in his hands as he passed them over to the young lad. “Young Master, you’ve bought quite a lot. Five bunches of Iris Grass, one Colour Glaze Fruit, two Blood Weep Flowers, totalling up to be two thousand three hundred and fifty silver taels. I’ll give you a discount. I’ll make it just two thousand two hundred silver taels.”
“Thank you proprietor. This is two thousand two hundred inside.” Qing Yu smiled and handed him a gold card. She had earned quite a lot of money just from elixirs over the years and she thought nothing of such a small sum.
She kept the herbs properly and then turned herself around to go out. That was when she discovered that the doors had been blocked up and she was taken aback with shock for a moment.
She had been too focused selecting the herbs earlier and had not noticed this.
And that split second of bewilderment in those enchanting phoenix like eyes had still been spotted by the fanatical crowd.
“Aww….. that is just too adorable to take! Like the blank bewildered eyes of a small animal….. This woman’s young brittle heart~~”
This was from the woman who had just admonished her husband, her expression hopelessly infatuated.