𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲
Cough, don’t think that Jiang Chu is not an alchemist master, but she is not an outsider. Though she certainly can’t perform the actual operation herself, it does not prevent her from giving instructions on the side.
Seeing experts do it often, she naturally knows what is right and what is wrong.
This is why Jiang Chu was able to guide Shopkeeper Gu in alchemy last time.
However, she can only guide others; Jiang Chu has tried before and has confirmed that she does not have the talent for alchemy, so she can only talk. If it comes to doing it, she can’t.
She is probably what they mean by “all talk, no action.”
The head of the Qin family thought for a moment and agreed.
The prescription is from Jiang Chu, and it’s only natural that she wants to watch from the side.
Jiang Chu was taken to the guest room, and the second Miss Qin frowned as she watched her leave, “Father, do you trust this person?”
“At this point, Xiao Ye. . . . . .we have no other choice.”
The head of the Qin family walked to the bedside, looking at his son’s pale and motionless face, feeling heartbroken.
He has three children; his eldest son drowned at the age of six, a pain that will always be in his heart.
So, he learned his lesson and assigned two personal guards to both his daughter and youngest son as they grew up, along with a hidden guard for extra protection. He wanted to protect them and ensure they grew up safely.
Fortunately, nothing went wrong later, and both the son and daughter grew up healthy. The daughter is an outstanding martial artist, and although the son is young, he is already a well-known refiner.
Being a high-level martial artist as the patriarch is not essential; having outstanding achievements in a particular field can win over others, and if you want high-level martial artists, you just need to pay for them.
The head of the Qin family treated his youngest son as the next patriarch and had great expectations for him, but who would have known. . . . . .
“This Jiang Chu’s origin is unknown, and I am not very confident about her,” said Second Miss Qin.
“Zixue, didn’t you bring her into the house?” The head of the Qin family asked in surprise.
“Yes, I didn’t want to give up on Xiao Ye, so I let her in when I saw a pharmacist, but I observed her earlier, and this Jiang Chu knows nothing about medicine. What she knows is all from what I said,” Qin Zixue frowned, somewhat upset, “If I had known, I would never have let her in! Father, the pill she brought might have a problem. . . . . .”
“Master Chen has looked at it and said it will not hurt Xiao Ye. You are just too worried.”
The head of the Qin family smiled and patted his daughter’s shoulder, “You’ve been worrying about Xiao Ye for the past few days and haven’t rested well. Go to sleep now, don’t exhaust yourself, and I have some matters to deal with.”
With that, the head of the Qin family left with a relaxed stride.
He had been tense for several days, and now, finally seeing some good news, he felt a rare relaxation.
Watching his back, Qin Zixue pursed her lips, her expression indistinguishable between joy and anger.
Jiang Chu arrived at the guest room and thought for a while, then took out the divination tools to cast a spell.
She didn’t cast before coming because she didn’t know the specific situation and didn’t want to waste the divination opportunities.
But now she could.
After casting, Jiang Chu was stunned.
She looked at the divination and seemed dazed.
“Old master, Miss Jiang is seeking an audience with you, saying she has urgent matters to discuss.”
In the study of the head of the Qin family, a servant knocked on the door and reported.
“Miss Jiang? Let her in.”
The head of the Qin family was puzzled; Jiang Chu had just returned to the guest room less than half an hour ago. Why was she coming to find him now?
Qing Shan and Master Chen were still out purchasing and had not returned yet!
Jiang Chu entered the study and paid respects to the head of the Qin family.
“Miss Jiang, did the servants neglect you? If there’s any problem, you can tell me, and I won’t spare them,” the head of the Qin family smiled.
“No, I have some doubts,” Jiang Chu’s face was solemn, “Could you please tell me in detail about Young Master Qin’s accident?”
The head of the Qin family was puzzled, but since it was about his younger son, he still shared everything he knew.
Qin Ziye was brought back by his fellow friend, while that friend who had caused him to be injured and attacked him from behind had already run away. The head of the Qin family had already learned the details from his son’s peer, and at this moment, he recounted them to Jiang Chu.
“Who is the young master Zhang who led Young Master Qin to find the Green-headed Flame Eagle?” Jiang Chu asked.
“He’s like Ziye, a student from Yuxiao Academy, but not as talented as Ziye. My son had once practiced with them, so he got to know them,” the head of the Qin family sighed, “One can know a person’s face but not their heart. Zhang Jian looked honest and straightforward, but I didn’t expect that he would harm my son for a precious spiritual herb found on the way!”
Qin Zixue graduated from Yuxiao Academy two years ago, and she was Jiang Chu’s senior sister.
“Don’t you think there is a problem here?” Jiang Chu frowned. “Zhang Jian is a warrior, not an alchemist, and his family is not short of money. Why would he harm Young Master Qin for a spiritual herb? Isn’t he afraid of the Qin family causing him trouble after the matter is exposed?”
“Hmph, Zhang Jian’s father has just been promoted to be the vice-chairman of the Alchemist Association in Jiaoye City. It seems that the herb is useful to his father, so he couldn’t help but act,” the head of the Qin family said angrily. “He probably thought he was acting secretly, but he didn’t expect that there was a slip, and his little move was seen by one of my son’s good friends. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have known that he was behind the scenes.”
“That makes even less sense,” Jiang Chu shook his head. “Since he is already the vice-chairman of the Dan Association, he shouldn’t lack anything, so why would he risk someone’s life for a spiritual herb? Isn’t this action too short-sighted?”
The head of the Qin family paused for a moment, “Then what do you mean. . . . . .do you know anything else about the situation?”
“I want to ask two questions, how are the second miss and the young master related? Also, what is the relationship between the second miss and Zhang Jian?”
The eyes of the head of the Qin family slowly deepened.
Half an hour later, Master Chen finally came back after buying the materials.
A pill formula contained more than a dozen kinds of herbs, some common, and some rare and precious, but fortunately not too scarce. After running to several shops, he finally gathered all the materials.
Master Chen, slightly overweight and sweating, panting, wanted to enter the alchemy room to start processing the herbs into pills, but saw the second miss running over.
“Master Chen, are the materials all ready?” Second Miss Qin asked with concern.
“They are ready; I had to run to four shops, but I finally gathered them,” Master Chen smiled, his eyes filled with eager excitement. “Second miss, don’t worry, give me an hour, and I will surely refine the pill!”
(End of the chapter)