I Have Medicine - Chapter 321 - A Request to Serve
Chapter 321 – A Request to Serve
After thinking out loud to himself, Fourth Young Master Wu said: “If it’s like this, although my Wu Clan has always fanned the internal flames of the Hu Clan, we must grasp things even more delicately now.” Speaking up to here, he directly instructed, “Xiao Qi, go meet with the Hu Clan’s spy, and quickly sort out all of that teenaged pharmacist’s movements and recent actions in the Hu Clan. Report to me within two hours. By all means, avoid any conjectures or things that aren’t confirmed facts. If there’s any doubts, just tell me what you’ve seen and heard.”
Upon hearing this, Xiao Qi hurriedly acquiesced.
Fourth Young Master Wu faintly nodded: “Once the spy delivers it, I’ll immediately pay a formal visit to that prodigy. What the other’s temperament is like, and how he conducts himself — I’ll know once I meet him.” Shortly thereafter, he sighed, “I only hope that my kindly intentions will be reached this time. Don’t let me down.”
Xiao Qi promptly turned around, concealed himself, and departed.
Fourth Young Master Wu watched Xiao Qi’s retreating back, before arriving inside a wide-open residence.
In that place, an elegant young man was in the middle of pill refining with rapt attention. It was as if all the sounds from outside couldn’t enter his ears. Nothing could disturb him in the least.
But just as Fourth Young Master Wu came to his side, that elegant young man suddenly snapped out of it: “Fourth brother, is something wrong?”
As it turned out, when Fourth Young Master Wu came to this location, due to his fluctuating mood and changing qi emissions, he was immediately sensed by the other person, who promptly worried about him.
Fourth Young Master Wu sat across from the elegant young man, and revealed a gentle smile: “Seventh brother, I’m fine.”
Seventh Young Master Wu’s face wore a puzzled look: “Does fourth brother have something too difficult to talk about?”
Fourth Young Master Wu was dumbstruck. Following which, he lost his smile: “It seems I still can’t fool you.” His expression righted itself, “Seventh brother, today might be our Wu Clan’s chance. If I handle things well, with your aptitude, you’ll be able to advance a step further.”
Seventh Young Master Wu stared blankly: “Fourth brother wants to…” He shook his head, “It won’t matter even if the Wu Clan is only like this now. With the Wu Clan’s present foundations, it’ll be easy for the Wu Clan to remain stable for a number of generations here.”
Fourth Young Master Wu shook his head: “You can’t waste your time. Moreover, if things stabilize, who knows if the ones to have the final say in the Wu Clan will be our Wu Clan’s great household? The other two households are extremely talented. Although I can tolerate them, I’m not going to let them surpass us. My name, Wu Xing, comes from the word prosperity. It’s the prosperity of you and me, the prosperity of our great household, and the prosperity of the Wu Clan. I’ll never be as feeble and foolish as the Hu Clan’s Hu Chang’an. Let alone the cadet branches, even the direct line will have to honor our great household for generations to come!”
Seventh Young Master Wu’s face flickered with a trace of longing. After that, he nodded his head: “I will listen to fourth brother.”
Wu Xing had nothing else to say, and Seventh Young Master Wu went back to pill refining. For this pair of younger and older brothers, one had a conscientious and earnest bearing, and the other had a heart filled with schemes and calculations. After passing the time in this contented manner, someone handed over a folded sheet of information. Once Wu Xing carefully looked through it, he wore a smiling expression. His palm flipped over, destroying the paper.
Afterwards, Wu Xing looked at his seventh brother before standing up and leaving.
As Wu Xing walked away, Seventh Young Master Wu raised his head, and looked at his fourth brother’s receding figure. Concern flashed across his face.
“I only hope that fourth brother’s dream can be fulfilled.”
For this trip, Wu Xing didn’t bring too many people. He only had Xiao Qi and a peak Atomic Realm bodyguard following by his side. The group of three quickly arrived at the tavern where Ten Ultimates Sect’s prodigy was staying.
In front of the tavern, he first handed over a writ of visitation to go inside. Then, he stood respectfully before the tavern, waiting for a reply from inside.
Not long after, a battle slave emerged, and bade them to enter.
Wu Xing glanced unobtrusively at this battle slave — Sure enough, it was a member of the hound races. Truly, knowing someone by their reputation couldn’t compare to meeting them in person. The subordinates of that large organization’s prodigy were all quite unconventional.
Following this, he smoothed out his robes, raised his foot, and entered the tavern.
Ten Ultimates Sect’s prodigy had brought many people over. The place where they dwelled was the largest courtyard. Wu Xing understood proper etiquette, and every time he entered through a doorway, he first quietly waited for the other party’s permission. After moving through a number of layers just like this, he didn’t harbor the slightest amount of disrespect from beginning to end. On the contrary, his state of mind was tranquil, and he didn’t lose his decorum as a graceful scholar, giving people a very good impression.
Eventually, Wu Xing was passing by a battle slave every five steps and a servile race member every ten steps. At long last, he came to the main courtyard. He slightly raised his head, and saw a young man with his hands clasped behind his back.
One would see that this person’s back was as tall and straight as a mountain. Although no imposing aura was released, a type of majestic and foreboding qi emission had faintly appeared.
This individual was extraordinary.
Wu Xing assured himself that his eyesight was correct. Just the view of this person’s back caused fear to grow in his heart. Also, one couldn’t forget that this person’s current realm hadn’t reached the Immortal Realm. This prodigy was certainly an extremely terrifying person.
After this, Wu Xing didn’t dare to make this prodigy wait. At once, he bowed and saluted: “This one is the fourth son of the remote and small Xuanwu City’s Wu Clan. This Wu Xing greets the high sect prodigy, Young Master Gongyi.”
Then, he heard a slightly low and magnetic voice: “There’s no need for Fourth Young Master Wu to be so polite. Please have a seat.”
Wu Xing heard the implicit meaning within this voice, and his heart stirred.
This person didn’t seem that hard to get along with.
Immediately following which, that prodigy turned around, and silently appeared right in front of him.
Wu Xing was shocked.
What kind of method could cause him, who was two large realms higher, to almost miss it?
Right away, he was even more cautious.
Wu Xing got a clear look at the other person’s appearance, and his gaze couldn’t help wavering.
What handsome features!
As far as men were concerned, although one’s appearance wasn’t the most important thing, a person’s inner qualities would influence their outward looks. In most cases, when a person cultivated for a long time, their physical body would tend towards perfection, and their features would also become much more outstanding. It was just that he had already traveled to many cities, and had seen countless elites, but not a single one could compare to this liege’s complexion. Not to mention that this person stood beneath a glimmering light, his temperament was as bright and clear as the moon, and his bearing was as deep as the abyss. One couldn’t help but feel admiration from the bottom of their heart.
Wu Xing immediately restrained his expression even more.
He inwardly thought: Perhaps, it’ll really work out this time around.
Tianheng looked at the person on the other side. This young man seemed somewhat reserved, but his behavior was natural and unrestrained. Tianheng slightly raised an eyebrow.
He had just arrived here. Perhaps his Ah Zuo was still too far away, or perhaps there was some other cause — But for whatever reason, Tianheng couldn’t establish a telepathic link.
Therefore, he was on the verge of contacting the various forces in this city to make discreet inquiries. Then, he would look for an honorable justification, and proceed towards the Hu Clan to search for Ah Zuo… Among this, the ones he wanted to speak to the most were the Wu Clan. Merely, Tianheng didn’t expect that, before he could send someone over, the empowered fourth young master of the Wu Clan would pay him a visit first.
He roughly knew that this fourth young master was extremely courageous. Several years ago, when he was only twenty-four or twenty-five, he distinguished himself amid the direct line’s young masters with his Immortal Realm, and became the Wu Clan’s unofficial lord. Although he and the Wu Clan’s seventh son were all that remained of one of the senior household’s bloodlines, he was able to rope in many organizations affiliated with that senior household. In the end, he succeeded in occupying the Wu Clan.
During these few subsequent years, his skills became even more unyielding, but he didn’t lose his cunning. Soon, a new atmosphere appeared within the Wu Clan. It presented a situation where it became more prosperous with each passing day. In the Wu Clan, this caused those hard-working pharmacists who were unconcerned with external matters, the senior household, and even those childless, secluded powerhouses of the direct line to support him. The entire Wu Clan turned into an object in the palm of his hand — While it couldn’t be said that everything was decided by the will of a single person, so long as he said the word, each strategic decision he mentioned would be executed. Practically no mistakes were made.
This allowed him to establish even more prestige, and fewer people opposed him.
Such an individual was someone whom Tianheng naturally appreciated.
If this continued, the Wu Clan would certainly be able to stabilize and develop during this generation. If the next generation was able to find a resourceful clan lord, then it would grow for many years to come.
As such, this Fourth Young Master Wu had taken the initiative to find him, and behaved politely and modestly. Thus, Wu Xing certainly had other goals.
In that case, he would listen for a while.
Tianheng sat across from Wu Xing. After Wu Xing took a deep breath, he began choosing his words. He was aware of his own objectives, and he had been prepared to sound out the other party. However, after some reflecting, it now seemed that this prodigy was an extremely intelligent personage. If Wu Xing tried to sound out Tianheng, it would be unfavorable to the Wu Clan even if he reached his goal someday. It was better that he abandoned those stupid attempts at probing, and respectfully offer his own sincerity first.
Wu Xing quickly finished his thought process, and lowered his posture even more: “It’s a supreme honor for Young Master Gongyi to come to my Xuanwu City. My humble Wu Clan hopes to lend aid and share this young master’s worries.”
Tianheng’s interest was piqued: “Oh? You know what concerns me?”
Wu Xing spoke quickly: “Many days ago, the Hu Clan’s young lord, Hu Chang’an, saved a person. That person gave Hu Chang’an treatment for his incurable bone-rotting disease. However, the Hu Clan is plagued with internal strife. The cadet branches cause mischief, but the direct line is hard to suppress. Yesterday, that person entered the restricted area with the direct line’s three children, but they haven’t come out yet. Because the cadet branches had an important matter, they didn’t pay much attention to this, but today, that important matter has already been completed. The cadet branches took stock of their manpower, and also entered the restricted area…”
He continued: “The affairs of the restricted area are hard to investigate. I’m afraid that something’s wrong, and it needs to be resolved as soon as possible.”
With this speech, the greatest sincerity of this trip had been conveyed.
Tianheng finished listening, but his gaze was difficult to understand: “Then, how will you share my worries?”
Wu Xing’s voice immediately became even more deferential: “On behalf of Xuanwu City’s Wu Clan, this Wu Xing wishes to serve this young master. I hope that this young master will allow us to follow him, and become his retainers!”
This time around, Tianheng truly was given a slight surprise: “You represent everyone in the Wu Clan?”
Wu Xing was resolute and decisive: “Naturally!”
The Hu Clan’s restricted area, inside a cave.
Gu Zuo, Hu Changbi, and Hu Changfeng looked at that medicine pond. The medicinal decoction inside the pond was still boiling ceaselessly. Hu Chang’an had been in the bath tub, which was also submerged within the pond, for a full day.
During this day, his qi emissions had advanced continuously. The more time that passed, the more that a type of sharp, cutting edge emerged. It appeared that, once he broke through, it would cause an earth-shattering event!
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