Chapter 398 Leaving the School Dejectedly
“We can’t help with it.”
Zhu Benzheng sighed and said, “Though our master is a typical master in seclusion. But in the current society, no matter how capable the master is, he can’t go without money.”
With that, the three people in the dorm stared at each other and all looked bitter.
They had made a lot of effort to find such an awesome master. However, before they had learned for a long time from him, the master was going. They did not want him to go and it upset them.
Meanwhile, hearing them out, Fang Qiu couldn’t help falling silent.
It was no wonder that the keeper acted so strangely.
That being said, like what Zhu Benzheng had said, this was the reality, and there was nothing he could do about it either.
Fang Qiu knew that the keeper was not the kind of man who liked money, otherwise, he wouldn’t have stayed at Yaowang Mountain growing herbs all the time.
Thinking about that, Fang Qiu thought there’s no way he could help the keeper either.
It was not suitable to directly give him money.
The keeper would definitely not take it, therefore, he could only let things be like this.
Fang Qiu said, “Well, there’s no other way. That’s how things work. The only thing we can do is to wish him a wonderful journey in his new career.”
The three people including Zhu Benzheng also agreed and nodded.
However, the three people still looked sullen.
Suddenly, Zhu Benzheng heaved a long sigh and exclaimed. “I wonder if we’ll give up what we like because of the problems in reality like money and power. Will everyone have to experience such pain?”
Hearing that, everyone couldn’t help sighing.
“Oh, right, how come you didn’t go to the capital?”
Zhu Benzheng remembered that today was the day when he should set off for the capital, so he asked Fang Qiu in doubt.
“I’ll go tomorrow morning.”
Fang Qiu answered him by saying, “Anyway, it’s still four days to the filming. There’s no hurry.”
After breakfast, Fang Qiu called He Gaoming to meet him in He Gaoming’s detective agency.
Then, changing into the mysterious man’s clothes, Fang Qiu then left the school.
When Fang Qiu arrived at the detective agency, He Gaoming had long been anticipating Fang Qiu’s arrival.
Seeing Fang Qiu, He Gaoming immediately rushed to him, making the gesture to hug Fang Qiu. However, Fang Qiu dodged him.
“Master, you’re so badass. You really are. You’ve actually managed to secure three Earth Treasures more.”
He Gaoming did not feel awkward at all. Instead, he was so thick-skinned that he drew his face to Fang Qiu, saying, “Master, since you’ve got so many Earth Treasures, how about giving me one?”
Fang Qiu said flatly, “Give me the money.”
He Gaoming quickly replied and then hurriedly said, “Look, is money an issue between us, a master and his apprentice?”
Fang Qiu did not catch the bait.
He just directly stared into He Gaoming’s eyes.
“Don’t look at me in that way.”
He Gaoming smiled wryly and his eyes rolled. Then, he immediately drew out five hundred yuan from his pant pocket. While handing it to Fang Qiu, he put on a serious look, saying, “Master, this is the boat fare on the other night. I haven’t found the right opportunity to give it to you. You must take it.”
Fang Qiu’s eyes rolled when he heard this.
Then, without the slightest look of embarrassment, he took the five hundred yuan He Gaoming handed it to him and directly stuffed them into his pant pocket.
Then, the air suddenly froze.
He Gaoming did not say anything either; he just stared directly into Fang Qiu’s eyes.
Fang Qiu did not know what was going on.
What happened to the guy?
The atmosphere was just nice; how did it suddenly become depressing?
The kind of awkward atmosphere continued for a few minutes long.
It was after a while.
He Gaoming, who had been staring at Fang Qiu, suddenly opened his mouth and asked, “Master, how about my Earth Treasure?”
Fang Qiu was stunned and knew He Gaoming was trying to trick him so he directly asked, “When did I promise to give you one?”
He Gaoming froze.
When he was about to blurt out something, Fang Qiu suddenly turned his wrist inside out and took out the three Earth Treasures.
Fang Qiu said, “These are three Earth Treasures. Someone will come to you for one of them, and you should help me deal with the rest two.”
Meanwhile, when he saw the Earth Treasures, He Gaoming’s eyes widened.
With a pair of eyes fixed on the Earth Treasures, He Gaoming asked, “Can you really bear not giving me one?”
“Yes, I can.”
Fang Qiu nodded, not feeling embarrassed at all.
He Gaoming looked awkward all over the face.
He felt helpless.
Earth Treasure was very attractive to him in an unusual way.
One could see that from the way he pestered Fang Qiu for it.
Nevertheless, since the mysterious man did not give him any, there was no way he could get it.
After all, he forced to be the mysterious man’s apprentice. Until now, the mysterious man hadn’t even officially accepted him. If he dared to pocket the mysterious man’s Earth Treasures at this time, then, not to mention being his apprentice, he might be beaten to nearly dead by the mysterious man, and also be get rid of his kung fu.
Thinking about that, He Gaoming couldn’t help swallowing and then looked at Fang Qiu with eager eyes, saying, “Then, alright. But master, next time, you must remember to keep one for me.”
Fang Qiu did not continue the topic; he directly slipped out of the detective agency.
At night, Fang Qiu called the three people including Zhu Benzheng to have dinner with the keeper of Yaowang Mountain to repay him for his lessons during the past days, and also to say goodbye to him.
The atmosphere over the meal was very depressing.
While talking about knowledge on pharmacology for them, the keeper of Yaowang Mountain tried to liven things up with his smiles; the three people including Zhu Benzheng smiled drily all the time to respond to his jokes.
After the meal, back at school, looking at Yaowang Mountain not far away, the keeper helplessly sighed and said, “I’m leaving, and I’m leaving Yaowang Mountain to you in the future days. If there’s any chance, I’ll come back.”
Saying that, the keeper’s aged face could not help twitching a little. His pair of bright eyes became covered with murky teardrops.
Yaowang Mountain was a place he had spent a few decades at.
Looking at the way the keeper acted, the four people standing aside all found their eyes turning red.
Sun Hao said with a bitter face, “Don’t worry. We will take good care of Yaowang Mountain and never allow others to touch any single herb of yours.”
Others all nodded.
“OK, my boys.”
Seeing the four people crying, the keeper of Yaowang Mountain instantly wiped the teardrops beside the corner of his eyes and said to the four, “In the future, you must work hard to learn; you must become really useful doctors.”
The four people nodded to agree.
“Go ahead now. I should go too.”
Looking at Yaowang Mountain for one last time, the keeper turned around to leave with an extremely melancholy and lonely face.
Seeing off the keeper, the four people walked back to the dorm together.
On the way, everyone was down.
While walking, Zhu Benzheng suddenly opened his mouth to say, “This time, when you go to the capital for the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition, you must earn a good place. We’ll root for you from here.”
Sun Hao tightly clenched his fist and said, “We’ll not only root for you, but also work hard to learn too.”
“We can’t let down the keeper of Yaowang Mountain for the lessons he’s given us.”
Zhou Xiaotian also set a posture that said he would work hard.
After that, the three people’s eyes were all fixed on Fang Qiu.
Under the gaze of the three people, Fang Qiu nodded heavily to answer them, “I will.”
“When I’m rich in the future, I’ll get a really really large herb garden and gather all the capable men to keep them from giving up their dreams because of these secular stuff!”
Zhou Xiaotian righteously said and then immediately became listless and bitterly said, “It’s a shame that I don’t have money.”
While the speaker did not mean it, the listener had remembered it in their heart.
Fang Qiu took a secret mental note of what Zhou Xiaotian said.
Now, indeed, he had become rich. However, with only the amount of the money he had owned, not to mention a garden and manpower, he would found it very difficult to only buy a piece of land. A few million yuan was never enough.
Nevertheless, Fang Qiu believed that there would finally be one day when he had got enough money.
When that day came, he would also gather these people together to pass down and promote Chinese Medicine.
Thinking of that, Fang Qiu secretly clenched his fists.
In his head, there was already an initial blueprint.
The next day, at 5 am, without disturbing his three roommates, Fang Qiu slipped out of the school and went to the airport, boarding on a plane to the capital.
Because of all kinds of delays, until 8 am, the plane finally landed at the capital airport.
Because he went here for the competition, people from CCTV had arranged accommodations for him in advance. It was a hotel right near the CCTV building; it was not a luxurious one but was very nice still.
Arriving at the hotel, Fang Qiu took out his student card and presented it to the front desk clerk. Soon, he received a room card.
The clerk led him upstairs.
Because of the reservations, rooms for the University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine students were all on the fourth floor.
After entering the room and dropping his luggage, Fang Qiu asked around and knew that his classmates were all on the same floor. Then, he immediately knocked their doors one by one but found no one was in.
Helplessly, Fang Qiu could only call Jiang Miaoyu.
Picking up, Jiang Miaoyu immediately asked, “Have you arrived?”
Fang Qiu asked, “Yes, I’ve just arrived at the hotel. Where are you?”
Jiang Miaoyu said, “We went out at 6 o’clock to climb the Great Wall. After all, we can’t go to the capital very often. Now, we’re almost there.”
Fang Qiu asked again, “Where are you now?”
“Now, we’re at Zhan Tianyou Memorial Museum.”
Jiang Miaoyu said, “We all want to take a look inside the museum to know about the master who designed the railroad of the Badaling Great Wall.”
Fang Qiu said, “Well then, you go tour the museum and the pedestrian mall in the Badaling Great Wall park. I’ll go find you right now.”
Jiang Miaoyu nodded and said, “Let’s meet at the entrance of the Badaling Great Wall. After our tour, you should make it there too.”
Fang Qiu nodded his head and hung up. “OK.”
Leaving the hotel, Fang Qiu directly took a taxi to the Badaling Great Wall park.
However, the capital was really too full of traffic. It took Fang Qiu nearly one hour to make it to the park.
Entering the park, he ran toward the entrance of the Great Wall at full speed.
Nevertheless, before he arrived at the entrance of the Great Wall, from far away, Fang Qiu saw a crowd gathering at a shady and cool area beside the entrance.
With a closer look, Fang Qiu spotted one of his classmates in the crowd.
Raising his eyebrows, Fang Qiu thought. “Did anything happen?”
Immediately, he rushed over.
He rushed near them and nudged into the crowd; Fang Qiu immediately saw that the one being surrounded by the crowd was none other than Jiang Miaoyu.
At that time, Jiang Miaoyu was squatting on the ground with her brows knitted; she looked quite anxious.
He turned to look and found beside Jiang Miaoyu, their classmates were all present.
He nudged into the innermost circle of the crowd. Just when he was about to rush to her to ask, Fang Qiu suddenly found the protagonist surrounded by the crowd was actually not Jiang Miaoyu.
Before Jiang Miaoyu, there was another person!