After learning that the Phoenix King Valley Elder had left the city, Bai Luochu let out a breath of relief. Bai Luochu might not be worried that the Phoenix King Valley Elder would look for her, but she still had to stay vigilant. Now that the elder had left, she would be able to dedicate more attention to her cultivation. It was also about time to visit the Green Flame Eagle.
Bai Luochu looked up into the sky and noticed that it was still lit. She decided to purchase some medicinal ingredients at the Hundred Herbs Hall.
“It is still early. I will make a trip to the Hundred Herbs Hall and buy some medicinal ingredients.” Bai Luochu stated.
“Alright. But Mistress still has to be cautious. If you encounter trouble, please head back to the Remote Paddy Inn.” Ying Lan wasn’t completely at ease even though the elder was gone.
Bai Luochu snickered and said, “I know, Grandma Ying, you are really long-winded. I shall take my leave.” Bai Luochu left after speaking and headed for the Hundred Herbs Hall.
In just a short moment, Bai Luochu arrived at the Hundred Herbs Hall. Business was as usual but it seemed as though there were more people seeking treatment.
“Ghost Mortar, Seven Leaf Lotus, Luminous Sand, 15 grams each. 130 grams of June Snow...” Bai Luochu listed out the names of the herbs she wanted to the shop attendant. She didn’t notice that there was a pair of eyes staring at her.
“Young lady, what are you preparing to make? People don’t usually buy these ingredients...”
Bai Luochu wasn’t able to notice that there was someone talking to her. She only turned around to glance at the man after feeling his gaze on her.
This person... looks rather familiar? Bai Luochu looked at the smiling old man who was standing beside her. She racked her brains to think of where she had seen him before.
The old man seemed to be able to read Bai Luochu’s thoughts and he took the initiative to introduce himself. “Previously when Divine Physician Bai was residing in the First Prince’s residence, you were falsely accused of killing someone. This old man offered his assistance to clear up the situation. Perhaps it was too long ago, Divine Physician Bai no longer remembers.”
After the reminder from this old man, Bai Luochu finally recalled the old man. She quickly greeted him, “Elder Physician, I remember you now. I am truly ashamed for letting it slip my mind. I have sinned. Now that I think about it, after our parting that day, this is the first time seeing elder in the Hundred Herbs Hall. I have yet to express my thanks for your assistance. Let me thank you now.”
Bai Luochi bowed respectfully to Elder Li after speaking. In Bai Luochu’s heart, she was moved by this person’s enthusiasm for offering his assistance towards a stranger.
However, Elder Li wasn’t willing to accept her bow.
“Young lady, you shouldn’t be thanking me. If you wish to thank someone, you should thank His Second Highness. After His Second Highness knew that someone was causing trouble, he brought me over from the Hundred Herbs Hall without caring about my opinion. His Second Highness really likes you… I wonder if the relationship between the two of you…” Elder Li was a famous physician and he was an old man to boot. However, he loved gossiping about the junior he favored.
This was Elder Li’s true personality. Bai Luochu was startled. She wasn’t surprised that Elder Li helped her in the past. Instead, he was shocked that Pei Qingfeng was the one who dragged him there.
“Elder Li… Did you help me because His Second Highness dragged you over?”
“You didn’t know?” Elder Li observed Bai Luochu’s confused expression and understood that Bai Luochu was truly unaware of the situation. He spoke with embarrassment, “Perhaps that child doesn’t want you to know. Look what I have done! My mouth slipped! That said, His Second Highness really treats you well. If he didn’t personally invite me, this old one wouldn’t get involved in such matters. Even though Qingfeng came over to invite me, he still had to offer me an Icy Snow Herb before I went over. Looking at how things played out, this old man didn’t head over in vain. Putting aside the medicinal ingredients that Qingfeng gave me, it was already a blessing to have met you.”
“I am truly filled with admiration towards you. You are still young but can stay composed in such stressful situations. Not to mention your top-notch medical skills. I have a whole new level of respect for you. If you have spare time in the future, why don’t you visit me more? Isn’t it good for you to discuss medicine with this old man?”
Bai Luochu looked pensive while listening to Elder Li. No one knew what she was thinking. Elder Li saw that Bai Luochu was in a daze and he waved his hand in front of her face. He then asked Bai Luochu, “Lass, a senior is speaking to you. Why are you in a daze?”
“Apologies. I was thinking about something else. I hope for your forgiveness.” Bai Luochu bowed to Elder Li respectfully.
Elder Li had always been an old urchin. Right now, he had the intention to tease Bai Luochu, “Oh? After hearing what I said, are you moved by that child, Qingfeng, for everything he had done for you? To be honest, I have never seen Qingfeng being so attentive to a young lady. If you are interested in him, why don’t the two of you quickly settle down? I don’t really like Pei Wuchen. Even though he is engaged, he allowed Feng Wan’er to bully you… Tsk Tsk Tsk, that child...”
When Bai Luochu heard that Elder Li was getting out of line, she wanted to escape. It was perfect timing as the shop attendant brought out the ingredients for Bai Luochu. She immediately stopped Elder Li, “Elder Physician, I still have urgent matters waiting for me to attend to and I shall not continue this conversation. If I have spare time in the future, I will surely visit you to discuss medicine.”
Bai Luochu finished her statement and slipped off as though there was oil under her feet. Perhaps Elder Li had embarrassed her with his words, she slipped when she was leaving the Hundred Herbs Hall.
Elder Li saw Bai Luochu’s slip up and laughed, “Heh, that little lass. Why is she still so shy? Tsk Tsk Tsk, young people nowadays... Whatever, they can handle themselves.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter