AST 2430 - Nine Continents Medical Sect, Killed From a Single Slap
Qing Shui’s words received much recognition from others. After all, who could guarantee that they wouldn’t run into an accident, fall sick, or get injured? If they met someone like Miraculous Physician Pang once that happened then wouldn’t that be terrible? Hence, for a moment, everyone was condemning Miraculous Physician Pang.
“Miraculous Physician Pang, this is a matter of life and death. Please move.” The man by the injured man’s side stepped out and said in haste.
“His injuries are severe. You must think carefully. Things wouldn’t be as easy if he can’t heal him and you come back to me after that.” Miraculous Physician Pang continued to increase his bargaining chip.
The man hesitated once more.
“What the— What are you hesitating for?! The fat man wouldn’t save him, so what are you talking with him about?” The bystanders couldn’t bear it any longer. They see the situation clearer than the man involved.
The man finally turned to Qing Shui. “Please save my big brother.”
“No problem!” Qing Shui smiled.
Now that Qing Shui had taken over the case and proceeded towards them, he was stopped mid-way by Miraculous Physician Pang and other men. The fat man tilted his head upwards, looking down at Qing Shui. “We’re from Nine Continents Medical Sect. Who are you?”
“You can move aside now. If you have anything to say, we can do that after I heal the injured.” Qing Shui crossed over in a step and the people around seemed to be parted by an invisible force, paving a path for him.
“That fat man is impressive and well-known in Nine Stars Domain. Miraculous Pang is from Nine Continents Medical Sect and his medical skills go without saying. It’s a pity that he was too greedy. He wouldn’t help if the price doesn’t impress him.” Someone sighed.
“I know. I’ve heard that a warrior was severely injured and went looking for a physician once. His wife was among those who accompanied him and was beautiful. Eventually, do you know what his condition was?” Someone asked playfully.
“Haha, do you even have to ask? He must have wanted to marry the wife of the warrior!” Someone answered right away.
“No, he just wanted to play with her for three days…”
“This jerk is trying to gain from one’s misfortune. Can such a person truly be a doctor? Nine Continents Medical Board doesn’t seem like anything good either. What was the conclusion?” A huge man spoke indignantly.
“The injured didn’t agree but to save his life, the wife did. However, she committed suicide right after he was cured, and he followed soon after. See, what sort of incident is this?” The person who conveyed the story lowered their head at that too.
“A real woman and a real man.” Someone sighed.
“What real woman and man? If I had been that man, I’d have punched the fat man for even suggesting it and left without seeking medical attention.” The huge man said heatedly.
Qing Shui had already started work. The wounds on his patient weren’t light but he was easily saved by Qing Shui. However, he still needed time to recuperate.
“Miraculous Physician, thank you so much for saving my big brother. We really only have these things, I swear. If you’re not satisfied, you can name something else. If we have it, we’ll give it to you.” The man thanked Qing Shui.
“Who hasn’t run into trouble when they’re out and about? These things look pretty. Since we’ve agreed on this before, I won’t stand on ceremony.” Qing Shui pointed at those Divine Square Cauldrons.
Qing Shui didn’t hide anything. These Divine Square Cauldrons were useless to others. If Qing Shui didn’t have Divine Weapon Flying Sword or if it had already reached maximum potential, then these things would have been just as useless to him.
“Of course! There’s really no use for these. Thank you, Miraculous Physician.” The man was a little embarrassed.
“Alright. Bring him to recuperate for a few days and he should be fine.” Qing Shui kept the Divine Square Cauldrons.
These were mere passer-by in Qing Shui’s life. The probability of meeting them again next time was next to zero. Besides, they were at a different level, making it hard to cross paths in the future. Hence, Qing Shui didn’t bother asking for their names.
There were a few young and beautiful women among them and they would stare at Qing Shui from time to time. They were energetic and pure, but Qing Shui wasn’t the young and inexperienced lad from Qing Village anymore.
Qing Shui was also happy with receiving the number of Divine Square Cauldrons. He counted about two hundred of them. That wasn’t too bad at all.
“Young lad, who are you?” Miraculous Physician Pang spoke up.
“Say, Fatty, what has that got to do with you?” Qing Shui didn’t have a good feeling towards the huge meatball. People said that fat people gave others a genuine and lovable feeling, but this one was the opposite; irksome, scathing, arrogant, unscrupulous, and a little evil.
“I would never let another person interfere with a patient I have consulted. Anyone who does would mean that they’re against me.” The Fatty said haughtily.
“Then we’ll treat it as that then. Still, these words coming from a fatty like you didn’t sound cool at all. It’s really comical and amusing. You’re hilarious.” Qing Shui laughed.
“You have succeeded in provoking me. Congratulations.” The Fatty was truly infuriated this time around.
Qing Shui was startled then became incredibly happy. This fellow was nice to tease. Smiling he continued, “Alright. I’ve already said that a Fatty like you aren’t suitable to say these things. It’s simply too amusing. How did such severe and suave words become so amusing once you’ve said them?”
“Kill him!” The Fatty commanded his henchman.
A normal-looking man stepped forward and approached Qing Shui. He wasn’t fast, but his footwork was erratic.
Qing Shui watched the man. The latter was a killer, and he walked in the way a killer would. Who would have expected this fellow to know Confusion Step? While it wasn’t any Divine grade technique, but it was the most suitable technique for killers. There weren’t many who could learn it, and even fewer who could master it.
The abilities of this person weren’t terrifying. He was in Cave Realm but far off from reaching the Peak. However, the killer route couldn’t be measured by regular rules. Killers could bypass ranks and murder others.
Qing Shui smiled and stayed still.
The silhouette of the man disappeared when he neared Qing Shui. There were many who couldn’t see their location, but Qing Shui could feel it and see him with his Heavenly Vision Technique.
This was a killer’s technique. Gouging Strike was also known as Heavy Strike, akin to Qing Shui’s variation of Gouging Strike. Heavy Strike would target at a weak point, allowing the immense pain to stun their opponent before finishing them off with Throat Swipe.
The throat was a person’s weakest spot. Killers would typically use Sure Kill techniques and with impressive daggers. Even if their targets were strong, it’d be difficult for them to withstand this strike.
Just as his opponent struck with Gouging Strike, Qing Shui swiped at them with his own.
Stars filled the man’s vision, looking in disbelief at Qing Shui. At that moment, Qing Shui swung his palm towards them.
The sound of shattering bones rang out and his skull spun around. The bones in their cheeks had shattered along with his neck. If Qing Shui wanted to, he could have smashed his head into smithereens. However, that was too gory, so he settled for merely snapping their neck and smashing their bones in the process. As for his brain, it was no longer a concussion and had turned to mush.
With just one strike, the man was dead. Qing Shui was never merciful towards those who wanted to kill his own men.