Chapter 16: Costly Medical Fee

“Tsk Tsk, I am trying my best to diagnose your illness, yet you don’t seem interested at all. It seems like you don’t expect me to be able to cure you huh...” Bai Luochu crossed her arms and shrugged her shoulders as she expressed her displeasure.

“No, I am just… used to it.”

Pei Qingfeng spoke indifferently. It wasn’t because he didn’t want to expel the poison array in his body. Instead, it was because he had been let down time and time again.

However, this time, when he saw Bai Luochu’s expression, a seed of hope germinated in his heart. He couldn’t explain the feeling in his heart...

Firstly, he never liked anyone touching him. Yet he allowed Bai Luochu to feel his pulse in order to diagnose him. Secondly, he took the risk to enter the First Prince’s residence deep into the night and even infiltrated a young lady’s chamber. He had to be out of his mind...

He was clear about his body and the poison array hidden within it. Because of this, people around him traveled across mountains and great rivers. They crossed half the continent in order to look for famed divine physicians who dealt with poison and medicine. In the end, all of them shook their head and left. None of them were able to treat his illness.

Right now, he felt a trace of hope from an immature and inexperienced servant girl who was barely of age. “Pei Qingfeng, oh Pei Qingfeng, you are truly living a backward life.”

Just as Pei Qingfeng felt there was no hope for this poison to be cured, Bai Luochu spoke up.

“What if I tell you I have a way of treating you?”

Even though it was a question, Bai Luochu looked at Pei Qingfeng with confidence sparkling in her eyes. There was a fire burning them and they were comparable to the stars twinkling in the night sky.

“What did you say?” Pei Qingfeng was in a state of disbelief. He doubted his ears for a moment. Was this young lady trying to preserve her reputation or was she truly able to treat him?!

“You didn’t hear it wrong. I said... I said that I can treat this poison!”

Bai Luochu spoke with absolute confidence while Pei Qingfeng stood there quietly and stared at her. His face was expressionless and no one could tell what he was thinking.

“Of course, I am not going to treat it for free.” Bai Luochu sat on the chair while looking at Pei Qingfeng as a plan slowly formed in her head.

“To be honest with you. My meridians were previously obstructed and I was unable to cultivate. Right now, I have opened up my meridians but my current strength is far from being able to completely neutralize the poison in your body. With my strength, I can only use the effects of medicinal herbs to suppress the poison and reduce the pain you have to suffer.”

“Are you really able to cure me?” It was obvious that Pei Qingfeng didn’t believe that a servant girl like Bai Luochu could neutralize the poison array in his body.

“I know that it is hard for you to believe a servant girl like me. The poison in your body isn’t easy to treat. It’s a poison array with Heavenly Thunder acting as the medium. The Heaven Thunder doesn’t only scorch your meridians, but it also absorbs the spirit qi in your body. Am I right?”

Pei Qingfeng was secretly startled.

He saw Bai Luochu picking up a brush and paper from the table. Using the dim moonlight, she dipped the brush in ink and wrote something down.

When this young lady was writing under the illumination of the hazy moonlight, she looked rather adorable. The corners of Pei Qingfeng’s mouth curled upwards subconsciously.

A short while later, Bai Luochu raised the paper and gently blew on it to dry the wet ink. When the ink was dry, she took a detailed look at what she had written and ensured that there were no errors before passing it to Pei Qingfeng.

After Pei Qingfeng reached out to receive the paper, he saw two big words on the rightmost side: Medical Fee.

On the list were items with strange names and if anyone who was clueless about medicine and poison were to read it, they would think that a retard scribbled on the paper.

When all was said and done, Pei Qingfeng suffered for a long time due to the poison array and as the saying went, “One would become a good physician after being ill for a long time.”  Pei Qingfeng knew the rarity of these strange items and every single item written on the paper was invaluable. He was extremely clear about the worth of the items.

Pei Qingfeng subconsciously shook his head and a chuckle escaped his lips. This servant girl was really bold with her request...

Right at this moment, Bai Luochu revealed a crafty smile along with a row of her spotlessly white little teeth. She then tilted her head and said, “Two portions.”

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