“Little girl, come with me.”
Qi Xianqing beckoned to her with some excitement. Being with her these days, he knew that this girl was qualified. She was pure, kind, and diligent with deep emotions, to say nothing of her aptitude.
She was definitely a good candidate for his successor. Her age was a little older than normal, but this could be ignored.
Qi Xianqing went to a secluded place with Su Erya and asked, “Little girl, do you know who I am?”
Su Erya blinked and replied cunningly, “I know… You are a famous doctor and teacher in town.”
“Hahaha...” Qi Xianqing laughed heartily, “I am not just famous in our town. When you go out in the world, you will know that the name of Qi Xianqing is not just well-known in Dahan Country!”
“Are there any other countries except for Dahan Country?” Su Erya asked with her head tilted. She was clearly not on the point.
Qi Xianqing’s smiled bitterly. “Of course, when you grow up, you will go out and see more of the world.”
Then, Qi Xianqing turned serious and said, “If you want to get advanced, in addition to learning the literature, there is a better path for you! That is to practice Xuangong!”
After what he said, the air suddenly went silent.
The old man and the little girl stared at each other for a long while. Then Su Erya curiously asked, “Sir, what is Xuangong?”
Qi Xianqing smiled even more bitterly. He’d forgotten that the little girl standing opposite him had no experience with anything. Martial arts practitioners hearing Xuangong would be excited enough to faint, but this girl...did not have any reaction.
“Xuangong is a cultivation system that is supreme in the martial arts. People will be extraordinary after practicing it at a high level... Forget it. I will tell you more later. Will you worship me as your Shifu (teacher)?”
Qi Xianqing looked at the confused face of Su Erya, and finally chose a new way to ask her.
“Aren’t I already your student?”
Su Erya still looked confused while in her mind she laughed. The old man actually wanted her to be his successor.
“This is different. I have a lot of students, but my successor will be only one, and it is you.” Qi Xianqing laughed like a skilled liar. “As long as you worship me as your Shifu, you won’t be bullied any more. I will teach you all my knowledge and skills, and when you grow up, you will be able to cure the sick and do whatever you want.”
Su Erya’s eyes immediately lit up. “I do!”
Under the guidance of Qi Xianqing, Su Erya practiced the apprentice rites. There was no tea for Su Erya to present to Qi Xianqing, but he did not care. After kowtowing, Su Erya stood up. Qi Xianqing looked at Su Erya more kindly and took out a booklet he wrote long time ago from his sleeve.
“My successor, take three days to understand and recite this. I will check how much you have understood three days later.”
Su Erya took it and obediently said as she was taught, “Yes, Shifu.”
Qi Xianqing left with laughter. Su Erya felt that if she were not here, the old man might dance.
Su Erya grabbed the book and squinted her eyes.
It was good luck that she got the poison methods without any guidance. It’s foolish if she didn’t worship Doctor Qi as her Shifu. Besides, she also wanted to see what kind of Xuangong there was in addition to the Xuangong of the Collection of Poison.
Thinking of this, she opened the booklet. There were only four words on the first page, Ghost Valley Meditation Direction.
Then she turned to the page of the general outline, she suddenly widened her almond eyes with shock for the first time since her rebirth.
Wasn’t this the Collection of Poison?
Qi Xianqing actually came from the same school as her!
Back in the yard, Su Erya did not have dinner. She finished reading this book at midnight. With the Collection of Poison in her mind, she took a deep breath and cleared her mind.
“So…this Inner Game of Xuangong is incomplete. It’s only the first half.”
No wonder Qi Xianqing went to dirty places like the prostitute camp. Probably, he went there for the half of the book. But unfortunately, she had gotten that half already. He didn’t have the whole book when he died in his last life.
“No wonder it was so hard for me to practice. What I thought was the first level of Xuangong was actually the sixth level...”
Su Erya looked weird, because she was thinking that it was impossible to skip the fifth level of Xuangong to practice the sixth. But she succeeded in practicing from the sixth level in her previous and present life. Did Qi Xianqing know this?
Su Erya shook her head and set her doubts aside for a moment. Then she read the booklet carefully under the oil lamp.
It’s inevitable that there would be some problems following the incomplete Inner Game Practice Methods. Now she had the full 14-level Ghost Valley Meditation Direction! For safety’s sake, she decided to start from the first level. In the previous life, she practiced to the seventh level. Although she was almost crazy, she attained a lot of experience. Learning the top five levels of Xuangong was only a matter of time.
A month passed soon. Su Qingtan left home for the County Town. And the Second Madam wept for a few days. It took her several days to come out from her room.
Su Erya learned fast and she knew many words even some uncommon ones. She began to read poems and literature under the guidance of Qi Xianqing. Her ability of Xuangong was strengthened by leaps and bounds. Even though she had practiced the second level, she only pretended that she just finished the first.
Even so, Qi Xianqing was shocked and murmured, “She was born with a gift. She is really extraordinary! It took me a half year to finish the first level...”
When Su Erya made efforts to learn the third level, Zhu Yan finally returned.
“What? The Lord actually let Su Erya learn to read! How is it possible?”
The First Madam who looked as if she traveled a long way was sullen when she heard the message from Nanny Zheng who was her henchman. She almost thought that she had returned to a wrong home.