Before Bai Luochu could ask the silver-haired man, the madam spoke in an unyielding tone, “Are you the person who gave my child this sweet?”
When Bai Luochu saw the harsh and irate expression on the woman's face, she knew that her earlier actions had caused some trouble. Her face was expressionless as she said, “That’s right. Can I help you?”
After Bai Luochu spoke, her brows arched towards the sky and a flame burst to life in her eyes. It was a warning for the woman to stop causing trouble.
When the madam saw Bai Luochu’s response, a hesitant expression fleeted across her face. The woman silently gulped down mouthfuls of saliva and continued to put on her strong front as she continued, “So it’s you! My child ate your sweet and is now having constant stomach cramps! How are you going to compensate me?”
Bai Luochu sneered in her heart. It seemed as though this woman was here to mess with her. Just as Bai Luochu was about to say something, the silver-haired man spoke first. “Since that is the case. I will give you money for you to bring your child to a physician to seek treatment.”
Bai Luochu looked at the silver-haired man with an astonished expression. It seemed unbelievable that he was standing on her side.
“How, how much money?” When the woman heard the word, ‘money’, her eyes instantly lit up.
Bai Luochu’s brows were locked together and she realized that this woman was only doing this for money. She shouldn’t be trying to smear her reputation as Divine Physician Bai. After thinking about it, she felt that it was logical as she wasn’t in disguise right now. Currently, she was merely a servant girl from the First Prince’s residence. It seemed like this wasn’t her day. First, she ran into a pervert. Next, she found a scammer standing right in front of her.
No matter what, Bai Luochu didn’t want to give her the money. She suddenly revealed a smile and spoke to the mother and son pair in an amiable tone. “This madam... To be honest, I am a servant girl responsible for serving Diving Physician Bai in the First Prince’s residence. Since this child is suffering because of me, why not let me bring the two of you to the residence and ask Divine Physician Bai to provide his diagnosis? This will prevent trouble in the future.”
When Bai Luochu mentioned about preventing trouble in the future, her tone was exceptionally serious. Of course, there were intentions of threats behind her words.
“No, there is no need. We will take the money and look for a regular physician. Divine Physician Bai is very busy and people like us shouldn’t bother him.”
When the woman heard this suggestion, she couldn’t find a proper reason to reject it and spoke with a stutter.
“Hey, how could that be? Divine Physician Bai frequently conducts volunteer diagnosis and treatment. He naturally wouldn’t favor the rich and disdain the poor. Furthermore, all physicians have a humane heart and seeing as how I put in so much effort to take care of Divine Physician Bai, he wouldn’t refuse to help.” As Bai Luochu spoke, she reached out and pulled the mother and son pair towards the First Prince’s residence.
“Just give us the money!” This time, it was the child that shoved Bai Luochu.
Bai Luochu stared blankly at the two of them. When she saw that no one was calling them out, she realized that such scams were common occurrences.
“I’m nice enough to bring you to a physician… Why are you only thinking of money? Do you want to seek treatment or do you want to extort me?” The look in Bai Luochu’s eyes was like blades that stabbed directly into their body. It seemed like she wasn’t going to let these scammers off.
The duo stammered and couldn’t say a word. When the silver-haired man saw the situation, he immediately tossed a few silver fragments to them and said, “Take the silver and go. Don’t let me see you again.”
“Why did you give them the silver?!” Bai Luochu was rather agitated.
“Insignificant people.” That silver-haired man left behind an ambiguous statement and went back into the alley.
When the mother and son obtained the silver, they swiftly returned from where they came from. This was simply a farce and Bai Luochu was the only one left who was filled with a bellyful of fire.
After the disturbance, Bai Luochu no longer had the mood to look for a shop and directly returned to the residence. She noted down all the suitable shops that she saw today and prepared to make a decision in the future.
For the rest of the day, Bai Luochu spent her time cultivating. She might have been unhappy due to the farce but she was ultimately an open-minded person. By lunch, she placed all the events in the morning behind her.
Ying Lan jumped in through the window and looked for Bai Luochu at the same time he did the previous night. He reported everything to her.
“This subordinate returned yesterday and carefully studied the two blueprints. I realized that the two items were both assembled after the individual parts were made separately. To be sure that these extraordinary items didn’t fall into the hands of others, this subordinate made the decision without your approval to split the blueprint into several pieces before giving them to several craftsmen. Those craftsmen are all famous ones and they secretly despise one another. In my opinion, this is the most appropriate way to handle the task.”
“You have done well. You thought about all the things I forgot to consider.” Bai Luochu nodded as an indication that she was satisfied with how Ying Lan did things.
“This is a list of shops on the streets in a hurry to change hands. I have already filtered out the unfavorable locations and the location of the rest of them are pretty good. When you are free, go and take a look. These shop owners are in a hurry to sell their shops and it should be easy to lower the price a little. No matter how low you go, don’t overdo it. It won’t be good if they urgently need money.” Bai Luochu finished her explanation and handed over a stack of paper.
“Yes, Mistress. If there is nothing else, this subordinate will take his leave. I won’t allow anyone to discover my presence. I hope that Mistress will rest well. Don’t be overly worried, this subordinate will help you settle everything.”
“I know. You may leave. If you have anything urgent to report, just use the old method of communication to notify me.”
After Ying Lan left, Bai Luochu got on the bed and prepared to rest.
But when she closed her eyes, her mind was filled with everything that happened in the day. She couldn’t think of anything else other than the silver-haired man’s actions. Until now, Bai Luochu couldn’t understand why that silver-haired man helped her out. If he was a friend of the previous body’s owner, his reaction was off. Could it be that he had guessed her true identity as well?
Next time, I should ask Ying Lan about the silver-haired man’s identity...
Thoughts ran through Bai Luochu’s mind and she thought about it for a long time. She wasn’t able to come up with anything no matter how she thought about it. After feeling a little sleepy, she finally understood the meaning behind his words. “Insignificant people.” That was what he said.
That was true. They were indeed insignificant and she shouldn’t waste her efforts and time on them. If she had time, why didn’t she use it on things that urgently needed her attention?
Early morning the next day, Bai Luochu completed her cultivation session. When Zi Su entered to help with her grooming, Bai Luochu heard a piece of information that she had been wanting to hear for a long time.
“Young Lady, the Phoenix King Valley’s disciple selection will start in ten days. Right now, the capital city is very lively.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter