[ CHRONOLOGY OF A HUNDRED HERBS ]
CHAPTER 14: Sixth Sense II
last edited on ZLT: 22.03.2023
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Ever since that day, Hundred Herbs Apothecary welcomed a new and very special apprentice. This apprentice appeared before the sun even rose the next day. Hua Rong Yue was not informed, so she got quite a scare when she got up.
Physician Qi stopped her in time from pulling out a blade.
“This person… is the new apprentice.” Physician Qi tugged Hua Rong Yue to the side and whispered into her ear.
Hua Rong Yue’s eyes widened, and looked at Physician Qi in disbelief.
Physician Qi was helpless as he explained. “We can’t help it either, his family… enh, you’d know, we can’t stop him even if he wants to come, please hold it in, if you really can’t, just pretend he doesn’t exist. We also are seeing a lot of rowdy patients coming in these days, and they are making a commotion, if he’s standing guard here, it might help the situation too.”
…Xiao Han became Hundred Herb Apothecary’s third apprentice.
—Aka haunting spirit apprentice, his forte was staring at Hua Rong Yue from behind like a spirit haunting the latter, topped off with fierce gazes and careful movements.
He seemed very different as compared to previously when he first arrived at Hundred Herbs Apothecary; he’s definitely more wilted now. His previous arrogant show and tell of the treasured blade and his trecherous adventures was now replaced with him lazing around lying on the counter, yawning away and napping. Even the tabby cat’s was almost evicted from its sleeping spot by Xiao Han and his naps.
But this time, he’d definitely quietened down. Hua Rong Yue could also find the time to properly take a look at his appearance. If you’re talking purely about looks, Xiao Han’s looks was actually quite pleasing to look at in her eyes.
He had a very classical and standard… youthful, wild, unbridled and sinful face, the standard “cool arrogant majestic domineering peerless” face typical in wuxia fictions. Not only did Hua Rong Yue find his appearance to her favour, even the way he dressed matched her taste very well. After all, he did come from a well-to-do family, so much attention was paid into his attire.
For example the boots he had on, even though it didn’t look particularly special, in fact, it was mundane from all angles, but the moment it’s worn on someone, it would just stand out. Hua Rong Yue really liked this kind of attire, the kind that looked average but was particularly fitting or stylish when worn. Not all things out there had to be piled with gems and jewels for it to shine. So about this in particular, Hua Rong Yue will agree that her and Xiao Han had very similar taste.
Pity EQ really did not seem to exist in this chap’s head…
Even though Hua Rong Yue felt that his EQ was beyond saving, as long as Xiao Han sat there quietly with his mouth shut, Hua Rong Yue would be very happy to see such a handsome face in sight. After all, who wouldn’t appreciate beautiful things, she shall take him as a decorative vase for the time being.
Hua Rong Yue had guessed that the reason Xiao Han had decided to lower down to this level to join this small apothecary and become an apprentice was because he was cautious of her. Imagine, if someone very good-looking suddenly appeared near your partner, and the two of them would be interacting all day long every single day, you would definitely feel a little off wouldn’t you?
Most of the time, people would.
It’s just that normal people would usually just pop by once in a while to take a look and monitor the situation. But this young master was different. After all, he had the money and the time, he could supervise the situation all day.
“Why are you here! Can’t you quickly go back?” This was the first time Wan Fu Lian exploded. ♢ CHRONOLOGY OF A HUNDRED HERBS, CHAPTER 14 is hosted at ZHANLANN.COM ♢
She was outside the apothecary drying some herbs, and was carrying the wooden basket walking in and out. Xiao Han would just tail after her and follow wherever she went.
Xiao Han’s daily to-dos included glaring at Hua Rong Yue, and tailing after Wan Fu Lian like a bug. Even someone as gentle and nice as Wan Fu Lian imploded.
“Xiao Lian, listen, I’m just worried about you, that Hua guy definitely doesn’t look like a good guy, I think he’s too secretive, and definitely not as simple as he seemed, and yet you still insist on continuing your apprenticeship…” Xiao Han replied as he followed after Wan Fu Lian.
“What’s wrong with him? No matter what, he definitely looks more like a good person than someone who smashed the counter during his first time here!” Now that she was on this topic, her anger boiled even further. She turned around too glare at Xiao Han.
Xiao Han was nervous from Wan Fu Lian’s gaze, and said: “That’s different.”
“How is it different?”
Xiao Han and Wan Fu Lian immediately turned around. Hua Rong Yue was standing by the entrance, leaning against the door as he looked at the two of them.
Neither of the two knew when he arrived.
“Ignore him! Don’t bother listening to his nonsense.” Wan Fu Lian immediately walked over, abandoned Xiao Han behind her, and followed Hua Rong Yue into the apothecary smilingly.
Xiao Han seemed to want to say something, but Wan Fu Lian did not give him any opportunities to speak. Xiao Han stood behind on his own, looking a little forlorn and a little pitiful.
There was no one on the streets, he was the only one standing. He’s probably never been outcasted like this his entire life, and had forgotten to even go back into the apothecary.
Xiao Han remained standing at the entrance of Hundred Herbs Apothecary, probably thinking away. When he came back to earth, he realised that a pair of shoes had entered his sight.
His heart lurched and he even took a step back.
He didn’t hear anything just now, and had no idea when this person arrived.
“Junior Xiao.” Hua Rong Yue who had just entered the apothecary had came out again. Hua Rong Yue asked softly, “do I not look like a good person?”
Xiao Han glanced at Hua Rong Yue warily.
Hua Rong Yue had thought that he would definitely start some kind of argument with her given his temperament. Who knows, maybe it might even devolve into a demonstrative battle.
This time however, he didn’t even answer. Instead, he walked around Hua Rong Yue and went back into the apothecary, as though he was still cautious and traumatised by their previous incident.
Xiao Han was unhappy that he was ignored by Wan Fu Lian, but he didn’t dare to make a move on Hua Rong Yue either. Despite so, he still had his ultimate skill up his sleeve, and that was — a death glare trained on Hua Rong Yue the entire time.
After Xiao Han left, Hua Rong Yue remained standing at the door. She looked down, and suddenly gave a soft chuckle after a while.
“Tragic EQ but he’s got some sharp sixth senses…”
TRANSLATOR & EDITOR: WYNNE.
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T/N: XH is making me want to whack some EQ into him sometimes XD
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