Compared to last time when she only knew that a lady was surnamed Hao, Jiang Chu received more information this time.
Because in the thoughts that were transmitted, she clearly saw the gate of the Qin family’s mansion, grand and magnificent. It was definitely not an ordinary small household, even the Jiang Family looked inferior in comparison.
Such a place would certainly not be hard to inquire about.
As expected, upon entering Jiaoye City, when she asked about the Qin family with a sick son, someone immediately replied—―
“The Qin family? That is the largest Qin family in our city. Just follow this main street, and the grandest house you come across will be the one.”
The vendor spoke of the Qin family with envy.
That kind of family, built up over several generations, where even if the descendants lie around all day, they still have endless money to spend, and have maids and servants to attend to them, what an enviable life.
These people who struggled for a living every day only resented that they weren’t born into such a family, otherwise, why would they endure such hardships?
Comparison is the thief of joy.
“Thank you. But what does the Qin family do?” Jiang Chu asked, noticing a look of surprise on the vendor’s face, so she imminently handed over a silver ingot. “I’m here to visit relatives, but we have lost contact for several generations, so I just wanted to inquire and know what’s what. Please, could you tell me more?”
So, she was here to visit relatives.
But not even knowing what they do for a living, how distant a relative must that be?
Such a relative would likely not receive good treatment in the Qin family.
The vendor thought to himself, already telling Jiang Chu about the situation with the Qin family—
“The ancestors of the Qin family once produced a tenth-level martial artist! Although the current patriarch is not that strong, he’s still at eight level, so the Qin family is still thriving. They are involved in many businesses in our city!”
“What about the sick son? What’s his situation?” Jiang Chu asked.
“That’s the patriarch’s youngest son, named Qin Ziye. It seems he was injured while training outside and was poisoned. Since returning, he’s been in a coma, and it looks like he might not make it,” the vendor shook his head. “Look, there’s the notice. The Qin family is looking for a high-level pharmacist throughout the city. If anyone can cure Qin Ziye, they’ll be treated as an honored guest by the Qin family and will be provided for life!”
“I heard that Qin Ziye is well-favored. Is that true?” Jiang Chu asked.
“Of course, it’s true. The one the head of the Qin family loves most is this youngest son. He’s already invited more than a hundred pharmacists, but none have been able to cure him. Alas, what good is money? Money can’t buy life; being alive and healthy is more important than anything else!”
The vendor comforted himself as if this way he could avoid being jealous of others.
Jiang Chu received useful information, thanked the vendor, and continued on her way.
When they reached the notice, the carriage stopped briefly. Jiang Chu looked through the curtain and found it was as the vendor said.
The Qin family was offering a substantial reward for a pharmacist to come and treat their son, with terms open to negotiation.
They truly loved this young son.
“Let’s go, to the Qin family,” Jiang Chu told the coachman, then lowered the curtain.
Wu Yu’s eyes were on her nose, nose on her heart, without any unnecessary movement, just sitting quietly. Hua Lan was full of questions but dared not ask. She looked at Jiang Chu but swallowed her words.
She couldn’t ask, or the young miss would disdain her again.
Finally, she was allowed to go out with the young miss. She mustn’t lose her favor, especially when she was supposed to be the young miss’s closest maid, yet the young miss took Wu Yu, who was not close, instead. This was unacceptable!
She wasn’t close anymore, so what kind of close maid was she?
She held back, not asking!
When they stopped at the Qin family’s gate, Jiang Chu got out of the carriage and looked up at the Qin family’s mansion.
It was exactly the same as in her perception, grand and vast.
The Qin family was indeed a prestigious family, and it seemed even more powerful than the Mu family, where Mu Qi was from.
But the more so it was, the more troublesome Jiang Chu knew it would be.
Mrs. Hao was from an ordinary family, without power or influence, so she easily believed him and was willing to answer and cooperate.
But this Qin family. . . . . .
“What are you here for?”
The Qin family had already sent a servant over, sizing up Jiang Chu.
“I am here to treat Young Master Qin,” Jiang Chu said.
The servant was surprised, “You? A pharmacist?”
“What level of pharmacist? Do you have a badge to prove it?” the servant asked.
“I am an independent pharmacist, unaffiliated with any power, and have never been assessed,” Jiang Chu said calmly.
“Do you have a letter of introduction?” the servant asked again.
Jiang Chu was taken aback, “No.”
“You have nothing, and you came here? Leave.” The servant waved his hand impatiently.
Jiang Chu smiled bitterly in her heart—―
What she feared, happened.
The Qin family was indeed not something the Hao family could compare with; multiple checkpoints made it not an easy place to get into.
It made sense, if anyone could get in, the Qin family would surely become chaotic like a marketplace.
“Though I don’t have these worldly proofs, I know a remedy for detoxification. Young Master Qin’s condition should be severe, right? At this time, you can’t miss any hope; otherwise, if you harm his life out of negligence, can you bear the responsibility?” Jiang Chu said, handing over a few items.
It was not silver, but crystal stones!
She may not have various credentials to knock on the door, but she had the silver to knock on the door.
Sure enough, the servant’s eyes went wide at the sight of the crystal stones, and he seemed somewhat hesitant.
It looked like it worked!
Feeling a little joy in her heart, Jiang Chu’s expression changed slightly, but before she could celebrate, the gatekeeper pushed the crystal stones back, “It’s not that I won’t let you in, but the rules are as they are. Even if I agree, the steward won’t, and he would punish me instead. So, miss, please leave.”
The gatekeeper looked regretful, but did not take the money or let her in.
This, in turn, made Jiang Chu think even more highly of the Qin family.
A strict administration, not just for show; the Qin family’s foundation was indeed extraordinary.
“What’s going on?”
A female voice sounded, and Jiang Chu turned around to see a woman in purple dismounting from a horse, holding a matching sword, and walking towards her.
The woman’s appearance was very heroic, with sharp eyes, exuding an aura not like ordinary people.
“Second Miss! This girl claims to be a pharmacist, says she wants to treat the young master, but has no proof, so according to the rules, she cannot come in,” the gatekeeper saluted and explained.
“A pharmacist? Since you are a pharmacist and want to treat Xiao Ye, then come with me.”
The woman looked at Jiang Chu, nodded and smiled at her, said.
Jiang Chu was overjoyed, “Thank you, Second Miss!”
“But Second Miss…” the servant hesitated.
“At a critical time, we cannot miss any opportunity. I don’t want Xiao Ye to have an accident,” Second Miss said gravely.
The gatekeeper bowed and retreated, “Yes, please come inside.”
(End of Chapter)