𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠
“Miss Jiang, please have a seat,” the head of the Qin family said courteously, and then introduced to Qin Ziye, “Xiao Ye, this is the person who saved your life, Miss Jiang.”
“Thank you, Miss Jiang, for saving my life. Qin Ziye will always remember it.”
Qin Ziye, seated in his wheelchair, bowed to Jiang Chu, his face filled with gratitude.
Previously in the dimly lit room, where people were crowded together, Jiang Chu had not seen Qin Ziye’s face clearly, and only now had the opportunity to get a good look.
Frail and pale, his lips had regained some color, truly a handsome young man with rosy lips, white teeth, and star-like eyes.
That such a handsome young man had almost lost his life, and that she had managed to save him, filled Jiang Chu with a sense of relief at that moment―—
She had rescued a misguided youth!
“You don’t have to be polite. I came to the Qin family with a request. As long as the head of the Qin family keeps his promise, it’s all good,” Jiang Chu said.
“Of course, we’ll keep our promise. What does Miss Jiang need? I will do my best to fulfill it,” the head of the Qin family said, stroking his beard.
“I need some medicinal herbs,” Jiang Chu took out a list she had prepared, “I must admit, I’m also injured, and these herbs can cure my old ailment. If the head of the Qin family can help me find them, I will be forever grateful.”
Master Chen took the list at the Qin family head’s indication, opened it, and looked.
“These five herbs are indeed rare.”
He said, and handed the list to the head of the Qin family, explaining, “Two of them can be bought, but it’ll take some connections. For the other three, we’ll have to ask around.”
Since it was about herbs, the head of the Qin family knew less than Master Chen, and this explanation was actually meant for him.
Only five herbs.
This made the head of the Qin family regard Jiang Chu more highly. Even though these five herbs might be expensive, it was nothing to the Qin family, and the life of his son was worth more than any treasure.
What impressed him was that Jiang Chu did not take advantage of the situation to demand excessively. If the list had 15, 25, or even more herbs, he would have agreed, being the one in debt.
But she didn’t.
This at least showed that she was a measured person, not one of insatiable greed.
“Today is already late, and I will arrange for people to find these five herbs tomorrow, but it might be hard to gather them all quickly,” the head of the Qin family thought, then took out a token, “With this token, you can exchange it for ten thousand crystal stones at any of our Qin family’s shops. If you’re willing to wait for the herbs, I’ll collect them and send them to you. If you don’t want to wait, you can exchange this token for crystal stones anytime or come to me with other requests.”
Jiang Chu reached out and took the token, “What I need is the herbs, I am willing to wait.”
“Good, write down your address later, and I will have them delivered to you as soon as I gather the herbs,” the head of the Qin family nodded.
“Master Chen, please take Xiao Ye back to his room.”
The head of the Qin family turned his head and said.
Master Chen got up and responded, then pushed Young Master Qin out.
Jiang Chu’s eyes flashed—―
Now that the irrelevant people were gone, it was time to get down to business.
“Miss Jiang, unexpectedly, everything you said came true,” at this point, apart from trusted subordinates outside the hall, there were only Jiang Chu, the head of the Qin family, and one of his relatives left, and the head of the Qin family began with some difficulty, his face filled with embarrassment, “It’s our Qin family’s misfortune, I never expected that Xiao Xue would actually plot to harm her own brother!”
That day, Jiang Chu had come to him, saying she had divined a hexagram, and the signs were not optimistic—―
The hexagram showed that something would go wrong with the attempt to save a life through alchemy, and the reason was someone’s sabotage, possibly related to the patient’s blood relative.
Jiang Chu was taken aback when she saw this divination, and her first reaction was that the master of the Qin family wanted to harm her son. However, the idea that came to mind was from the master of the Qin family himself, so one could say that she was “summoned” by the master of the Qin family.
Therefore, he had no reason to be two-faced.
In this way, only Qin Zixue became the prime suspect.
Jiang Chu then recalled the contradictions of Qin Zixue before and after she entered the mansion: she made an exception to let her into the mansion when she knew that she could not produce evidence to prove her identity as an alchemist, but started to obstruct her after Jiang Chu produced the alchemy prescription. This was clearly not wanting to cure Qin Ziye, but merely making a superficial effort.
With this in mind, Jiang Chu went directly to the master of the Qin family and shared her suspicion.
Of course, the master of the Qin family did not believe her and even thought that Jiang Chu had ulterior motives for entering the mansion and was not there to save people. Jiang Chu, feeling helpless, told her, “If you don’t believe it, you can have someone secretly watch the second miss’s every move. If it is really her doing, she will either send someone or do it herself, and there will be traces to follow.”
The master of the Qin family agreed and said that if he found out it was Qin Zixue, he would immediately stop her.
Previously, someone knocking at the door of the alchemy room to deliberately disturb the alchemy process was done by people sent by Qin Zixue, but it was stopped by the people of the master of the Qin family. At that time, Qin Zixue thought that the stopping was just a coincidence, and she did not know that she had been exposed.
Until, she touched the newly made pills outside the alchemy room and smeared them with poison.
What she didn’t expect was that Master Chen had made two detoxification pills, and the one he took out was intentionally allowed to be touched by her, while the one given to Qin Ziye was intact.
How else would they have solid evidence?
Now, as the master of the Qin family spoke in this way, it should be that he has already found the tampering with the pill and confirmed that it had to do with his daughter.
“Qin family head, this is your family’s affair. I came here to help others as well as myself. I reminded you because I don’t want to come here in vain if the rescue fails. As for other things. . . . . .it has nothing to do with me, and I will definitely not gossip about it. Please rest assured,” Jiang Chu said.
The Qin family’s head expression visibly relaxed a little.
The Qin family is well-known in the entire Jiaoye City. He will surely handle this family matter, but he doesn’t want to cause a city-wide stir. But Jiang Chu is not a Qin family member, and he was thinking about how to persuade Jiang Chu to keep it a secret for him, but she took the initiative.
The young lady is quite sensible.
After discussing this matter briefly, Jiang Chu got up to leave but paused.
She took out a dark, patterned empty pill bottle from her sleeve, “Qin family’s head, is this from your mansion?”
This pill bottle was the task item that fell from the sky into her room.
“How did this end up with you?” the Qin family’s head was startled, then explained, “This pill bottle is the one my son used to take the pill after being poisoned. I once suspected that the pill inside was not a detoxification pill, so I had the alchemists in the mansion check it. Later, the bottle was confirmed to be fine, but then it disappeared.”
(End of chapter)