If it were on an ordinary day, upon encountering such a person asking for directions, Shopkeeper Liu might have answered and then walked away.
But today, he was somewhat preoccupied with something on his mind. When he unexpectedly encountered such a person, he couldn’t help but take a second look.
With this look, he felt a stirring in his heart.
The person asking for directions was dressed ordinarily, but on his right chest, there was a badge.
It was clearly the identity badge of the talisman guild!
This person was a Talisman Master!
He couldn’t help but think of Jiang Chu’s words—―
“I don’t know who it is, but be careful these two days, ask a few more questions if you see someone similar, try to invite them, and the one who finally agrees is the right person.”
Try to invite him. . . . . .
“My friend, are you a Talisman Master?” he asked.
The other person looked back at him, “Indeed.”
“Do you plan to stay in Yuxiao City for a while? I run a talisman shop, and if possible, I would like to invite you to cooperate and provide talismans for my store,” Shopkeeper Liu said, cupping his fists in greeting.
“I’m sorry, I have no such plans.”
The weary traveler smiled a bit awkwardly, “I’m just passing through Yuxiao City to resupply and rest for one night. I’ll leave tomorrow.”
Shopkeeper Liu felt disappointed, “I see, I have been presumptuous.”
He finished speaking and was about to leave.
Seeing that this person had refused without hesitation, he knew that persuasion was probably impossible. Since that was the case, there was no need to force it.
Even Jiang Chu had said that the one who agrees is the right person, so the one who doesn’t agree surely has no chance.
“Hey, wait a moment.”
He was about to leave when he was called back by the person, “Although I’m not staying in Yuxiao City, I have a good friend who lives there. He is also a Talisman Master, was working out of town but quit some days ago to take care of his mother’s funeral. He should be idle at home now, why don’t you try to invite him? Maybe he will agree.”
Shopkeeper Liu stopped and turned back, his eyes lighting up.
When Jiang Chu got home, she took a Health Pulse Pill, and the medicine quickly took effect. She felt a slight itch inside her body, but it quickly disappeared.
This medicine needs to be taken continuously over a long time, and the effect of taking it only once is minimal. The “Great Strength Technique” is too overbearing, and it cannot be practiced recklessly before the meridians have expanded to the standard required to cultivate it.
But even though she can’t practice it now, it doesn’t prevent Jiang Chu from becoming familiar with the “Great Strength Technique” in advance. Since she will need it sooner or later, she might as well study it now, so she can save some effort when she really starts practicing.
After reading through it, she felt sleepy, and just as she was about to blow out the lamp and go to sleep, she suddenly saw a streak of green light falling from the sky, landing right on her bedside!
Jiang Chu was instantly alert, her eyes wide as she stared at the green light.
It was a medicine bottle, with golden patterns on it, looking very high-end.
And quite valuable too.
The green light was still there, and Jiang Chu was a bit shaken—
This was terrifying.
Anyone who sees this thing suddenly appearing while feeling drowsy in the middle of the night would be startled, right?
Jiang Chu suddenly called out.
“Miss, I’m here.”
Hua Lan hurriedly pushed the door and ran over, “What’s the matter, are you hungry, or thirsty?”
“Cough, look at my bed, do you see anything?”
Jiang Chu pointed to the head of the bed, watching Hua Lan’s expression.
“What’s there? There’s nothing.” Hua Lan looked hard but seemed to see nothing.
“Is there something green?” Jiang Chu asked.
“No, what green thing? A bug?” Hua Lan looked bewildered.
As expected, only she could see the object emitting the green light.
Jiang Chu finally confirmed this.
“It’s nothing, I must have been drowsy just now, and my eyes were playing tricks,” Jiang Chu smiled, “It’s fine now, you go to sleep, help me put out the light.”
“Yes, Miss, have a good sleep, call me if you need anything.”
Hua Lan didn’t think much, and after blowing out the lamp, she closed the door.
After she left, Jiang Chu reached out to touch the medicine bottle.
The moment he touched it, the green light disappeared, and a thought surged in his mind.
In Jiaoye City, a man from the Qin family stood in front of his beloved son’s bed with a pained expression, while the young master lay on the bed, pale and lifeless.
Jiang Chu suddenly woke up.
“Jiaoye City? Isn’t that the neighboring city, the Qin family. . . . . .”
He now roughly understood the meaning of the green light object.
It seemed like a mission object, and she could feel the distress of the person seeking help when she picked it up. Once she helped solve the problem, her spiritual sense would be enhanced.
How strange, how did this thing fall from the sky right in front of me?
Could even the heavens know that this body is beneath me, so they want to make it up to me?
Jiang Chu deceived herself with such thoughts, and after thinking, she laughed at herself mockingly.
Jiaoye City was closer to Summer Sun City, right next to it, very convenient to go to, maybe an hour away.
“This matter seems more urgent than Mrs. Hao’s. . . . . .I’ll go there tomorrow morning.”
Last time Mrs. Hao’s daughter was lost, but this time the mission target appeared to be the son lying on the bed, looking half-dead; wasn’t this urgent?
Thinking about this, Jiang Chu picked up the medicine bottle and looked at it carefully.
A dark brown bottle with a red cork, heavy in his hand, shook it, it was empty.
He opened the cork and smelled it, faintly scented like a medicinal pill, but he couldn’t tell what medicine it was.
Oh well, I’ll go see tomorrow.
Jiang Chu went to sleep.
The next day, Jiang Chu set off again.
But this time, there was one more person besides the previous trio.
“Miss, why are we going to Jiaoye City? Do you have friends there? How come I haven’t heard you mention it before. . . . . .I heard the young master say that Jiaoye City has a delicious elbow dish; if we have time, we can try it. . . . . .” Hua Lan was very happy to be out with Jiang Chu and talked non-stop as soon as she got in the carriage.
“Stop the carriage.”
Lifting the curtain and poking her head out, Jiang Chu said coldly, “Let Hua Lan get down and then we’ll go on.”
Hua Lan immediately covered her mouth, looked fearfully at Jiang Chu, then quickly removed her hand and said, “The servant was wrong, the servant will shut up.”
“If you don’t perform well this time, I’ll only take Wu Yu with me when I go out in the future, and I won’t take you.” Jiang Chu said calmly and sat back in the carriage.
“Mm-hmm, I will definitely not talk too much, not ask too much, I will learn from Sister Wu Yu.” After saying this, Hua Lan closed her mouth and dared not make a sound.
The carriage finally regained its quietness.
Jiang Chu’s decision to bring Hua Lan was also well thought out. After all, Wu Yu couldn’t speak, and it was inconvenient to have her do some things. At least Hua Lan could be helpful in some matters.
Even if she couldn’t help, she could at least take them both to another city for a change of scenery, just like a fun outing.
(End of Chapter)