Retired Villainess Transmigrates into a Cannon Fodder - Chapter 633
The Strongest Fox-Demon (56)
Zhuang Liu was upset. Her son was studying hard. Why did Bai Yi go in? Wasn’t she disturbing her son’s studies? The more she looked at Bai Yi, the more she disliked her. No matter what, she felt that Bai Yi just wanted to seduce her son to fool around. Every day, she nagged Bai Yi openly and covertly to work in the shop.
Bai Yi didn’t take her seriously, but Zhuang Yulang was annoyed by her nagging every day, so he simply told Bai Yi not to study with him. To let him study with a clear mind, Bai Yi had no choice but to turn into a little fox and go into the room to help him. Seeing that he was getting better at his homework, she also felt happy for him.
However, at the end of the day, this method only treated the symptoms but not the root cause. Zhuang Yulang just calmed down and focused more. However, calming down didn’t mean he could write good poems. After he went to another poetry meeting and was again ridiculed, he returned home and slammed the door behind him. He hid in his room alone and drank himself abandonly.
Bai Yi was very anxious. After knocking on the door for a long time without getting a response, she ran out and turned into a little fox and slipped in. When Zhuang Liu saw her going out, she thought she didn’t care about Zhuang Yulang anymore, so she couldn’t help yelling, but Bai Yi had no time to entertain her. She jumped into Zhuang Yulang’s arms as soon as she entered the room, trying to comfort him.
Zhuang Yulang hugged the little white fox, and laughed at himself while drinking. “Only you don’t dislike me. You have always regarded me as your master and followed me wherever I go. Xue’er, I am useless, too useless. What Number One Scholar? I can’t even pass the highest imperial exam! I’m not good at studying either. I was lucky enough to have passed the provincial imperial exam, but what about this national exam? If I don’t make it, my mother will be disappointed. Bai Yi will be disappointed. I’ll become the butt of jokes for others, and I will despise myself too. Heh, that Divine Doctor even said I can become the prime minister. How can I do that? How? He said Bai Yi will bring me fortune and help me become the prime minister. How do you think I can achieve that?”
Bai Yi comforted him anxiously, but it was of no avail. She had never seen him so depressed, as if he had lost all hope. Was the imperial exam really that important?
However, she didn’t have a clue about articles or poems, so she could lend him a hand. Bai You said that she has the power to help him become the prime minister. How could she help? She sent a voice transmission to Bai You next door, [Bai You, tell me quickly. What can I do to help Brother Zhuang?]
Bai You replied, [The heavenly secrets must not be leaked. I have already said too much. I can’t say more.]
Bai Yi also knew that revealing too much of this kind of thing was a no. Besides, if Bai You refused to say anything, she couldn’t beg either. She anxiously thought of various ways and vetoed them all by herself. She couldn’t steal the exam questions, she couldn’t steal other people’s poems, and she couldn’t make Zhuang Yulang smarter and more knowledgeable. The big exam was fast approaching. How could she help him?
Could it be that she has to save a great personage and enable Zhuang Yulang to become an official? However, her pharmacy has been open for so long, and the highest official she has come into contact with was a second-rank official. Thus, it was impossible for Zhuang Yulang to become an official directly.
Loads of ideas were spinning in Bai Yi’s head. Zhuang Yulang drank a bottle of wine, pinched Bai Yi’s neck, and put her on the ground. Bai Yi was suddenly reminded of something. She was wearing something around her neck, and it was the Snow Lotus Pill that Chu Xiang refined for her!
Snow Lotus Pill was very rare, and cultivators who were suffering serious injuries could heal quickly after taking it. If an ordinary person were to take it, the efficacy would be much better. It was not an exaggeration to say that it could remold a person. A single Snow Lotus Pill could make Zhuang Yulang smarter!
Bai Yi happily jumped onto the table, thinking of dissolving the Snow Lotus Pill into the tea for Zhuang Yulang to drink. However, when she was about to put it in, she paused, turned her head and ran out.
Bai Yi turned back into her human form in a place where no one was around, holding the Snow Lotus Pill in her hand. She didn’t know what happened to herself, but just when she was about to put in the elixir, she suddenly didn’t want to do such an anonymous deed. She wanted Zhuang Yulang to know what she had done and what she had done for him.
She was holding a Snow Lotus Pill, something precious to her. She was willing to give it to Zhuang Yulang, but she wanted him to know that she was giving it to him.
Bai You went out to the pharmacy, and when he saw her holding a Snow Lotus Pill in the alley, he immediately went to the teahouse to find Chu Xiang.
“Sister Xiang, the Snow Lotus Pill is so precious. If Bai Yi gives it to Zhuang Yulang, then she will no longer have such a precious pill if she gets injured in the future. Moreover, the pill can also relieve Bai Yi’s inner demons when she advances. She shouldn’t give it to Zhuang Yulang.”
Bai You thought that Chu Xiang would stop Bai Yi, but she didn’t even raise her head. She weighed her words and replied calmly, “The Snow Lotus Pill is hers, and she can give it to whoever she wants. As a child grows up, of course, she must understand what it means by pay the price. If she is willing to pay, let her do it. Whatever the price she has to bear in the future, she should bear it herself. There’s nothing wrong with that, is there?”
Bai You opened his mouth and found that he couldn’t refute it at all. Indeed, that Snow Lotus Pill was very precious, but Zhuang Yulang saved Bai Yi’s life. Even if Bai Yi gave the pill not out of love, but just to repay his kindness, it would not be an exaggeration. Although he didn’t like Zhuang Yulang, the fact that he was Bai Yi’s benefactor could not be changed.
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