“Indeed . ” Li Qiye replied, still digging .
“Digging for Alchemy Wood?!” This garnered the attention of the youths on the boat . These branches were very precious .
“If you can actually find one, then you’ll be so rich, maybe enough to join a good sect . ” One of them joked .
Of course, they have never seen Li Qiye before so they didn’t know that he was the main topic of their prior conversation .
“Just one piece, not that valuable . ” Qingniu looked at Li Qiye and said with disdain: “A True God once carried a trunk of Alchemy Wood to ask me for help and I still refused . ”
Having said that, he stole a glance at Qin Shaoyao .
Normally, the guy was stingy with his words but he wanted to be cool in front of Shaoyao, letting her know how many treasures he had and his prestigious status .
This was ineffective; even the pit holes seemed to be winning against him .
The only thing he won was the animosity of the youths here because of his arrogance . Alas, the guy was indeed qualified to do so . His medicinal abilities were incredible and he did refuse many great gifts .
Zhang Yan scratched his head helplessly . This guy could kill a conversation at any moment . If he didn’t know Qingniu for a while now, he would have kicked the guy off the boat for ruining his good chance at courting the doctor .
“It’s not easy finding them in this place . ” Zhang Yan tried his best again to liven up the mood: “The branches are often submerged deep in the streams . Digging like you right now won’t be as effective because they are as heavy as steel . This is the Alchemy Lake, any wood found here would be at the bottom, it can’t float up here or be stuck on this beach . Our Doctor Mu and Goddess Qin are both masters of this field . If they give you a few pointers, maybe you’ll be to find some . Doctor Mu often uses them as an ingredient for her medicine and will know where they are right away . Go ahead, ask her . ”
This guy managed to act helpful and praise his crush at the same time so he was feeling quite pleased with himself . A good atmosphere was crucial to flirting . Otherwise, no one would bother speaking with each other .
Alas, Yalan stood there quietly, still watching the digger .
“I see . Looks like I need to ask her for help then . ” Li Qiye smiled and finally looked over at the two girls .
“Not just anyone can ask the two ladies questions . You are a piece of rotten, uncarvable wood, you can’t understand anything even if they were to help you . ” Qingniu uttered coldly .
Another cold water splashing to the face . Zhang Yan lamented his fate again .
“Everything is doable with sheer effort . Perhaps you can find them via this method . ” Zhang Yan eventually said .
What he actually wanted to say was to tell Qingniu: ‘Boss, if you want to boast, then at least wait for the right moment instead of just jumping in like this and killing the situation . ’
“Indeed, all things are possible . ” Li Qiye chuckled .
“Hmph, finding Alchemy Wood in this place will be the miracle of the ages . ” Qingniu grew increasingly annoyed at Li Qiye .
The reason was very simple . He tried his best to please Shaoyao but she hasn’t even taken a look at him . How could this ordinary man win all of her attention?
“Really?” Li Qiye absentmindedly replied .
“Yes, it will be a miracle, and I shall reward you with a fortune . ” Qingniu uttered coldly .
“Then why don’t we make a bet?” Zhang Yan’s eyes flashed as he came up with an idea .
“Brother Hu is an incredible member of Longevity System, if you can win this bet, you’ll benefit a lot . ” He told Li Qiye .
Qingniu snorted in response: “Fine, we can bet . I have a bottle of tiger-tendon resin . If you can find a single piece of Alchemy Wood, it will be yours . ”
“Tiger-tendon resin, that’s an amazing medicine . ” This ointment caused quite a stir in the crowd .
“I heard this medicine is created from the tendon of a sacred tiger . It is a panacea that can flesh and bones grow again, very magical . ” Another youth praised .
Qingniu was complacent and continued on: “This is my secret formula, completely priceless . A sect once tried to buy it with a sky-high price but I still refused . ”
He naturally glanced over at Qin Shaoyao again .
“Oh, you must really be somebody then, to be so generous with this bet . ” Li Qiye said .
Li Qiye’s silly act amused the two girls but they didn’t expose his intentional mockery .
“Of course . ” Zhang Yan said: “If you have heard of Doctor Hu’s name, then your knowledge is too shallow . Brother Hu, let’s keep going then, let people know of your extravagance . ”
Zhang Yan saw that the two girls were interested again with the bet . This was another good chance to get closer to them so he egged Qingniu on .
Qingniu was actually already feeling bad about betting a bottle of tiger-tendon resin but he decided to go all out after seeing Shaoyao’s interest .
“I have a root of mountain ginseng, three million years old . Needless to say, it is priceless . If you can find a piece of Alchemy Wood here, it will be yours too . ” Qingniu took out a wooden box . People could smell the rich and pleasant medicinal fragrance of ginseng even before he opened it .
The crowd gasped at how extravagant the guy was being . Qingniu was pleased with this . He had plenty of treasures so using the to boast was totally worth it .
“I’ll join in too . ” Zhang Yan smiled: “I’m not on the same level as Brother hu, but I have a pouch of True Coins, just a little bit more . ”
His heavy pouch of coins should be worth a lot as well, though not as valuable as Qingniu’s treasures .
“Me too, here’s a box of young deer antler . ” Another youth added more .
“I’m in as well . ” Others began to join the bet . Pleasing the beauties and the two famous guys? Who wouldn’t want to do that?
It didn’t take long before a mountain of treasures and money formed before Qingniu . Everyone was betting that Li Qiye wouldn’t be able to find anything .
“It won’t end well for you if you can’t find any . ” Qingniu told Li Qiye .
“What will happen? Don’t tell me you will kill me?” Li Qiye smiled .
Zhang Yan said: “Not that much, it’ll ruin the sceneries . If you can’t find any, then just eat the mud here . One mouthful of mud for each pit . ”
He was treating this man as a clown in order to entertain the beauties .
“That’s a tough bet . ” Li Qiye replied .
“It’s too late to back off now . ” Qingniu uttered coldly .
Li Qiye looked over at the two girls and smiled: “Pretty ladies, what should I do?”
“How impudent!” Qingniu immediately shouted .
”It’s up to you . ” Shaoyao smiled and played along with Li Qiye .
‘Well, the treasures are very tempting indeed . I would be lying to say that I’m not interested . If I actually find one branch, I will become very rich . ” Li Qiye had a happy expression .
“Hmph, daydream after you find one or start eating . ” Qingniu aggressively said .
The guy was jealous because Li Qiye could make the girls smile for some reasons with just a few words . On the other hand, he was going all out and they were still ignoring him .