“That’s a made-up creature, it doesn’t exist . ” Quanwei wasn’t ready to lose the spotlight to Li Qiye .
“Don’t blame the books for being wrong out of your own ignorance . ” Li Qiye glanced at him and retorted: “Just because you haven’t seen it before doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist . The thing that doesn’t exist is your knowledge . ”
“You!” Quanwei turned red with an ugly expression . He was complacent earlier but no more . The gap between the high and low vexed him .
“So what actually happened?” Miaozhen curiously asked .
“An Ice Ghost is similar to a specter in the sense that it is elusive, formless, and can kill without being detected . But the truth is that it isn’t formless, just another type of parasite on a poisonous creature . ” He explained: “More often than not, the murderer is wrongfully blamed . Everyone would think that its host was the killer . The Devilclaw Louse that attacked Elder Yang was the host . Of course, its poison was very formidable and continued to fight against the Ice Ghost even after its death . What I mean is that the Ice Ghost was being restrained by the poison of the louse inside the elder’s body . Removing this poison resulted in the Ice Ghost going all out and invading the elder with its cold energy . ”
He looked over at Quanwei after revealing the last part .
Quanwei’s complexion kept on changing color . Earlier, he was so confident in curing the elder but he ended up almost killing the guy .
He was the famous Poison King but he had lost to a nobody today . This was a great blow on his ego .
“It’s my fault for not being careful enough, ignoring your opinion . A great mistake . ” Yalan sighed and said .
Li Qiye did warn them but she chose to trust Quanwei due to his reputation .
“Ah…” The elder woke up at this time . He got up in fear and cried out with a pale complexion: “Am I okay?!”
“Elder, you are no longer in danger . ” Yalan consoled: “My Senior Brother had removed the cold poison in your body and killed the Ice Ghost . Everything in your system is gone so you’ll recover soon . ”
The elder finally calmed down, vaguely recalling Li Qiye helping him before he blacked out .
“Thank you, Virtuous Nephew, for bringing me back from hell . ” He said: “This old man has eyes but couldn’t see Mount Tai . How embarrassing . ”
He chose to believe Quanwei and even reprimanded Li Qiye, his savior . Recalling this left him embarrassed .
“Just a trivial art, can’t reach the apex . ” Li Qiye casually replied .
This response was a cruel slap on Quanwei’s face . Poison mastery represented everything to him . He was proud of being peerless in this art, allowing him to roam the world with a smug on his face .
But now, this art was considered trivial by Li Qiye? His face became even more unsightly from the verbal slap .
“Rest now . ” Li Qiye told the elder before leaving .
“Wait for me, First Brother!” Miaozhen gave chase with a cheerful expression .
Quanwei wanted to show off before Yalan in order to earn her favor, not expecting to lose face because of Li Qiye . He didn’t wish to stay and immediately said goodbye then left Longevity Valley .
As the duo was leaving, Miaozhen happily held on to Li Qiye’s arm, looking quite intimate .
“You were amazing, definitely gave him a good beat down, we’ll see if he dares to come back here again . ” She was looking quite cute: “Hehe, that guy gave up for sure, maybe you will be able to win our heart soon too . ”
“Done with your test?” He directly asked .
Miaozhen was indeed crafty . Her other purpose was to test Li Qiye’s abilities, to see if her master chose the right person .
“I had complete confidence in you, Senior Brother . I knew you would stop Everlasting from being so arrogant and boost our morale, that’s all, no other intention . ” She rolled her eyes, looking pitiful and wrongfully blamed .
Li Qiye was unmoved: “Don’t think I won’t strip you and throw you out of Hundred-flowers . ”
“Senior Brother, alright, I was wrong, I shouldn’t have tried to test your abilities . ” She hugged his arm tighter and admitted her mistake: “But you’re a benevolent and magnanimous person and will forgive me this time, right? I won’t dare to do it again . I’ll make it up to you by bringing you some tea and a meal . ”
This girl was very adaptable and wily, someone that was both cute and frustrating to be around .
“Better brace yourself before trying again later . ” He nonchalantly looked at her and stated .
“There will be no next time, I swear to the heaven . ” She raised her hand and swore, taking it to heart .
Li Qiye only gave her a glance without responding .
“Hihi, I know you’re nice enough, I won’t do it again . ” After seeing that he was fine, she grabbed his arm again and happily skipped forward .
Li Qiye enjoyed his time at Hundred-flowers . It was peaceful and quiet in the last two or three days . The little girl, Miaozhen, had run off somewhere and didn’t come to bother him .
On the other hand, Qin Shaoyao visited several times to ask for help with alchemy and plants . She was much more pleasant to be around due to her gentle nature, unlike the other scheming demoness .
He answered all of her questions so she left happily each time .
Alas, his peace was broken this morning . A group of girls surrounded his courtyard completely .
“Good morning, First Brother . ” They greeted after seeing him .
“First Brother, Senior Sisters said that you are gifted in everything and will teach us in place of Master . I’m here today to respectfully ask for your guidance in pill-making . ” One of them cheerfully requested .
Another one excitedly said: “First Sister said that your knowledge of plant is peerless, the three of us want to grow a rare one, please help us . ”
“Before Master left, she was teaching us meditation laws . First Sister said that you know all of our merit laws, I’m not very good at cultivation, please correct…”
These girls outside of his door were chirping nonstop . Being wanted by so many beauties was a blessing but also a source of headache .
Li Qiye grimaced, realizing the culprit right away .
Suddenly, a cough interrupted the pretty voices . The girls looked back and saw a cold expression, as distant as an apricot in the middle of a snowfield . No one would dare to come close .
“Second Sister . ” The girls quieted down right away .
This was naturally one of the Three Ladies, Mu Yalan . The disciples in Hundred-flowers were rather scared of her . They weren’t close to her like they were with Miaozhen .
“If you all want to ask Senior Brother for help, don’t do it like a bunch of bees . You need to organize a time with him first so that you don’t interrupt his cultivation . ” She told the group .
“We’ll come back tomorrow then . ” One of them smiled cutely .
Many set up an appointment with him before leaving . There was no doubt that Miaozhen got them to come .