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[ CHRONOLOGY OF A HUNDRED HERBS ]

CHAPTER 22: Concern II

last edited on ZLT: 14.06.2024

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“Apparently the person that had knocked that guy out was from Heaven’s Will Tower.”

Hua Rong Yue almost slipped and broke the bowl of medicine she was holding. She looked at Physician Qi in shock, “Physician Qi, you, you know what is Heaven’s Will Tower?”

“Of course.” Physician Qi replied as a matter of fact. “Isn’t it the place Yi Ling Long was from?”

Hua Rong Yue, “…”

Alright then, that’s probably all Physician Qi knew about that place; she was too sensitive.

After resuming her cool, she continued sundrying the medicine, and mixing it with the other herbs to roll into pills for sale at the apothecary. Wan Fu Lian probed secretively, “what happened next? Since he was from Heaven’s Will Tower, what else do you know?”

Physician Qi gave a mysterious smile. He hooked his finger, and waited till Wan Fu Lian stuck her head over, before he replied sternly, “That’s all I know.”

“Tch.” Wan Fu Lian’s expression immediately returned to normal. “Since you don’t know anything else, why are you being all secretive.”

“Am I not trying to tease you, you can’t blame me for that.” Physician Qi replied innocently, continuing: “after the man that got admitted yesterday recovered slightly, I didn’t follow them back to the authorities. I was writing my herb list and that man suddenly said that the person that had knocked him out was probably raised in Heaven’s Will Tower.”

Standing beside them, Hua Rong Yue frowned.

Wan Fu Lian asked, “what happened next?”

“I didn’t manage to catch the rest, Official Yan immediately had someone bring me into the room.”

Hua Rong Yue figured that the man must have deducted her origins from the move she’d used to knock him out. Yi Ling Long was borned and raised in Heaven’s Will Tower, she didn’t even leave after dying; it was expected that every move of hers would be heavily influenced by the combat style from Heaven’s Will Tower.

Heaven’s Will Tower was a very strictly controlled organisation, and that could be credited to their Gu* insect. Therefore, every assassin from Heaven’s Will Tower would only die in their line of work, in other words during an assassination assignment. In addition to that, assassins from Heaven’s Will Tower was not allowed to leave the premise without an assignment; hence assassins roaming around outside was very rare. “Yi Ling Long” was probably the only person that had successfully escaped since the beginning of time.

* 蛊虫 = Gu insect; in fiction, it is usually a venomous insect that is planted in someone’s body to allow the manipulator to control or restrict the said person; depending on the setting, the Gu insect can also indirectly cause the death of said person, usually by exploding.

…just that Hua Rong Yue had no idea if Yan Sheng would think of Yi Ling Long. Yan Sheng sending Physician Qi away would not be because of this, or would it?

Hua Rong Yue’s thoughts raced — but the news that Yi Ling Long did not become Mad did go out. Even if it was the original Yi Ling Long in her past life, her turning Mad did not happen so soon. Not only so… Hua Rong Yue’s strange words from that day would not make her out to seem like an assassin from Heaven’s Will Tower, right? 

So Yan Sheng… would not be reminded of Yi Ling Long so quickly right…

Just as she was zoning out, Physician Qi called her, “Rong Yue, Official Yan had wanted me to bring you his words.”

“Ah? What is it?” Rong Yue asked. ♢ CHRONOLOGY OF A HUNDRED HERBS, CHAPTER 22 is hosted at ZHANLANN.COM ♢

“He said it was pretty messy out there these days, if you have time on your hands, he’d appreciate it if you could help sort some of them out there out.” Physician Qi said. 

He paused and continued hesitantly, “and he even said… even though he wasn’t sure why you were hesitant, but every time you help someone out, you could be saving several other innocent lives out there.”

— that was a very persuasive way to put it, and Yan Sheng had still not given up on convincing her to join him. 

From Yan Sheng’s appearance and demeanour, Hua Rong Yue felt that he seemed like quite a reliable person. He didn’t look stern like that of a Court Official, and carried with him an aura of someone that had walked the jianghu. Hence, Yan Sheng had his own unique righteous overtone. Hua Rong Yue wondered why he ended up joining DO6*.

* DO6 = Dooors of Six, an organisation that made up of those that hailed from the jianghu and converted to work for the Court.

But from the memories from Yi Ling Long’s previous life, this guy was indeed someone that had dedicated his life to saving others’ lives and safeguarding the security of the people. She didn’t find it strange for him to try convincing a relatively kind, law-abiding and skilled-looking person into joining D06. 

It’s just that…

Hua Rong Yue felt that Yan Sheng had his bad gut-feeling days, and this time was probably the worst of it all. 

For her to join D06 would be akin to insulting the very existence of D06. 

Hua Rong Yue decided that she would not join the DO6 party, but the security around Hundred Herb Apothecary was indeed something she could keep an eye out for. In fact, she’d even decided to patrol the area at night. Even though she was not going to joing DO6, she could still help Yan Sheng out.

She walked over to the table beside, and suddenly noticed the sleeping Xian Han. The guy had been lying here for many days, and she had not been liking such a sight. At that, Hua Rong Yue slammed her hand down on the table, asking, “how long are you planning to sleep here for?” The lazing Xiao Han sat up with a startle, and glared at her in shock and anger. 

“Come dry the herbs with me.” Hua Rong Yue didn’t care what expression hemade, and headed to the back of the kitchen first. 

—all this guy knew was to sleep, it’s time she should train him up.

 

TRANSLATOR & EDITOR: WYNNE.

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