I Have Medicine - Chapter Ch242 - One Faceslap After Another
Chapter Ch242 – One Faceslap After Another
From up above, Gu Zuo felt relieved as he watched Xu Lingxiu, who looked like he had a card up his sleeve.
Xu Lingxiu was worthy of having the aptitude of a quasi Golden-Level pharmacist. Just then, under the interference of Gu Zuo’s psychic power, he displayed impressive resistance. Although he still failed the first time, after a few more tries, he already could smoothly respond to all sorts of sudden situations. Moreover, Gu Zuo gave him practice by adjusting various methods of interference — It could be said that, so long as the opponent’s psychic power was weaker than that of Gu Zuo, Xu Lingxiu would definitely be able to condense his pills!
— Right now, Gu Zuo waited as he looked at that Chongyun Sect member’s facial expression.
Xu Lingxiu’s opponent appeared to be a pharmacist just as arrogant as him. Their ages were also about the same, and the opponent was an elegant teenager. At this moment, that teenager’s nostrils issued a harrumph. Soon after, he refused to acknowledge Xu Lingxiu, and minded his own business as he processed his medicinal ingredients.
This kind of attitude was even nastier than the couple of people before who were putting on airs.
Xu Lingxiu coldly hooked the corner of his mouth. Then, he slightly lifted his chin, and showed an appearance that was saturated in arrogance. If that teenager looked down upon him one hundred percent, then he looked down on the other party a hundred and twenty percent.
We’ll see who can pull more aggro!
The two people’s refinements were very fast, and Xu Lingxiu swiftly reached the pill condensing phase. Because he had long made preparations, his speed was ten percent faster than normal.
The other side’s teenager saw him working this quickly, and his previous conceit slightly dwindled. But at the same time, a glimmer flickered in the space between his brows. His psychic power had been silently released!
Xu Lingxiu’s fingers faintly trembled.
He detected the other party’s psychic power!
However… Beyond expectations, Xu Lingxiu didn’t find it difficult to deal with.
That teenager’s psychic power really could catch the average person off-guard, but after being trained by Gu Zuo’s psychic power for several times, Xu Lingxiu suddenly felt that this psychic power was being handled very crudely —
Right, it was very crude.
If it was said that Gu Zuo’s psychic power changed course several times in a purposeful way and carried out exquisite attacks, then the other party’s psychic power could only stumble over like this. After evading Gu Zuo’s psychic power, meeting this kind of psychic power basically didn’t amount to anything. It could even be said that, if it wasn’t for the Qingyun Sect pharmacists not knowing what direction the psychic power came from, they wouldn’t have had to cope with this experience like before. In fact, this psychic power couldn’t truly cause a pharmacist to waste their pills!
Xu Lingxiu’s eyes flickered with a gleam of cold light. His fingers deftly formed hand seals, and the instant that the opponent’s psychic power arrived to negatively influence him, he had already prompted the medicinal ingredients in the cauldron to change positions. The medicinal properties that had nearly been thrown into chaos were also rapidly returned to their proper trajectories under his actions. That previous burst of psychic power had been evaded by him just like so!
After that, Xu Lingxiu swiftly alternated hand seals again and again. In the blink of an eye, the medicinal pills were already formed!
Immediately following this, nine medicinal pills flew out and were scooped up by Xu Lingxiu’s outstretched hand. All of them were packed into a jade bottle.
A complete set of nine pills. There were five high grade and four mid grade pills. It was an outstanding performance!
Xu Lingxiu’s series of actions were done all in one go. His movements were like rolling clouds and flowing water, and it was especially beautiful. Before many people could react, his medicinal pills had already been successfully refined!
By contrast, there was that teenager on the opposite side. While he was using his psychic power, he didn’t forget that he needed to complete his own pills. However, right when he was condensing his pills, he unexpectedly discovered that his psychic power had no effect on Xu Lingxiu. He didn’t smell any burnt odors at all! Once he lifted his eyes in confusion, he coincidentally saw Xu Lingxiu in the middle of receiving his pills. Moreover, the product grades of those medicinal pills were extremely good. If the teenager didn’t give it his all, perhaps there wouldn’t be any way for him to achieve the same number and grade of pills!
When all was said and done, that teenager didn’t have much experience. Relying on his psychic power, he thought that he could be as impressive as his Senior Sect Brothers and Sisters. He didn’t expect that, after so many people went, it was precisely his turn when his psychic power didn’t have any effect! His heart couldn’t help panicking, and under such a fluster, the hand seals of both hands didn’t flow that smoothly. At the same time, a hint of an unpleasant odor emerged from his pill cauldron instead.
The teenager was greatly alarmed. He hurriedly turned his head to remedy the situation. Right now, there was only a slight problem. There was still time to fix it! But just at this time, he heard jeering laugh.
That’s right. It was a laugh that Xu Lingxiu let out.
The teenager couldn’t bear it, and raised his head again. What he saw was Xu Lingxiu’s face, which seemed to be filled with the brightly shining words “Weak Chicken”. He was even more distracted when he saw Xu Lingxiu mouth the word… “Trash?”
Under this agitation, his medicinal pills gradually developed a burnt smell. At this moment, it didn’t matter how much the teenager quelled his anger to redeem himself. The pills were finally formed, but there wasn’t a single high grade pill. Nor was there a full set of nine pills. He only obtained six mid grade pills!
Regardless of the amount or quality, it was all largely inferior to Xu Lingxiu…
Presently, Xu Lingxiu was undoubtedly the victor.
Xu Lingxiu was immensely proud of himself, and glanced at the pavilion on the other side with a gaze that was filled with ridicule. He turned around, and returned to Qingyun Sect’s pavilion.
Everyone from Chongyun Sect: “…”
Immediately following this, complaints sprung up from all around:
“Who is that brat? How arrogant!”
“Who knows what kind of luck he bumped into, but he could actually condense his pills!”
“It’s all Xu Xing’s fault! How could he be this useless?!”
“Junior Sect Brother Xu is already so young. It can only be said that this Xu Lingxiu’s luck is too good…”
After Xu Lingxiu returned, what he obtained was naturally everyone’s admiring gazes.
Gu Zuo gave him a thumbs-up: “Awesome job, Senior Sect Brother Xu!”
Xu Lingxiu: “…What’s the meaning of using your thumb that way?”
Gu Zuo: “…”
There was no need to look into this question.
He was merely a bit excited. That’s all.
After Xu Lingxiu, it was Gu Zuo.
Just then, Xu Lingxiu’s performance had been taken into Gu Zuo’s eyes. However, after Xu Lingxiu’s round of dodging, he felt that the other party might use other tricks. When he sparred, he needed to be mindful.
What’s more, this little prince could slap the other side’s face so heavily. Thus, he couldn’t be too useless as well.
In a split second, Gu Zuo finalized his plans.
Without utilizing psychic powers, could it be that he didn’t have other things he could use?
After that, Gu Zuo asked Dragon One, who was waiting below, to carry him down.
Following that, he took out his own pill cauldron.
The one sitting across from Gu Zuo was a solemn-faced young man. Looking at his stately appearance and upright features, it would easily give one a good impression. However, granted that Gu Zuo didn’t deliberately use any psychic power, the existence of psychic power in his body allowed his five senses to be very sharp. As a result, he naturally could discover that, even though this person didn’t appear to be looking down on anyone, that trace of extremely hidden disdain was still observed by Gu Zuo.
Disdain… What did he disdain?
Following the other party’s inattentive mood reveal, Gu Zuo lowered his head and looked at his own pill cauldron.
This was a cauldron that Gongyi Tianheng prepared for him. It was classified as the type that was relatively good and commonly used on the market. From quality to medicinal ingredient compatibility, it was out of the ordinary in all respects. According to reason, there shouldn’t have been anything to nitpick about. However, as far as those genius pharmacists of Chongyun Sect were concerned, this cauldron’s grade was too low.
Each pharmacist needed to have their own exclusive pill refining cauldron that had all kinds of attributes. In addition, the better the cauldron’s performance, the stronger the boost to one’s pill production rate… Gu Zuo used this kind of pill cauldron which didn’t have any special attributes. Naturally, in the other party’s eyes, he was a country-bumpkin pharmacist.
Gu Zuo glanced at the other side’s gorgeous cauldron, and then looked at his own metal-hulled one. He sank into silence.
In fact, the ones that bore attributes only gave bonuses to the medicinal pills which possessed those attributes. But as for him, it wasn’t essential at all. Once he reminisced about himself and Tianheng leaving that place, he couldn’t help becoming even more taciturn.
Speaking of which, he and his big brother really were country bumpkins…
Very quickly, Gu Zuo pulled himself together.
It was good enough for a cauldron to be easy to use. Wouldn’t it provoke the other party even more if he used an ordinary pill cauldron to trounce his opponent’s gorgeous, attributed cauldron?
With such thinking, he made up his mind. Without paying attention to the person across from him, he took out all kinds of medicinal ingredients.
Soon after, both sides released their flames, and warmed their cauldrons.
As a result, after the other person released his flame, it promptly gave rise to some light commentary.
Gu Zuo took a look at the other side.
The one used over there was a first class Earth Fire, and the one he used was the third class Earth Fire that Xu Lingxiu had lended to him — In terms of the grade of the Earth Fires, it seemed to be a little lower than his opponent’s flame.
However, this didn’t matter. He totally didn’t need to rely on these things to give him a boost.
This country bumpkin would continue being a country bumpkin.
Following this was the refining.
Gu Zuo immediately became serene and focused. When he threw in the medicinal ingredients, the rhythm between his fingers carried incomparably perfect mysteries. Everyone who watched it couldn’t help immersing themselves for a second.
That young pharmacist of Chongyun Sect also glanced over to this side, and in the depths of his eyes flickered a trace of malice.
— Just a moment ago, Chongyun Sect had lost face. He needed to work twice as hard to retrieve it from this weak chicken!
En, Gu Zuo’s way of thinking was the same as his.
Once the two people started refining pills, the surroundings became silent.
Whether it was Gu Zuo or that young pharmacist, the medicinal ingredients slid between their fingers, and the medicinal properties lingered on. Countless qi flows roamed through every nook and corner, and the pill cauldrons emitted waves of exotic, sweet scents.
Both of their speeds were unexpectedly fast!
Moreover, at this very moment, the two of them were about to condense their pills!
Gu Zuo’s heart stirred.
He only “saw” a wisp of extremely strong psychic power forcing its way over. In the blink of an eye, it dashed into Gu Zuo’s cauldron. If he could utilize psychic power, he would’ve used a silver needle to instantly shatter it. However, since he couldn’t do so, Gu Zuo’s fingers switched directions. A swift change occurred in the hand seal between his fingers. A piece of medicinal ingredient was thrown into the cauldron by him.
The psychic power pierced that medicinal ingredient. The ingredient was crushed into powder, and fell the bottom of the cauldron. And yet, when this fine powder was sprinkled onto those medicinal liquid balls, the medicinal properties were instantly improved.
Surprisingly, it was instead beneficial to the medicinal liquid!
However, Gu Zuo didn’t lower his guard.
With the sharpness of his own psychic power, he promptly realized that another concealed wisp of psychic power was coming from another direction!
Without the least bit of fear, Gu Zuo extended a hand and manipulated those nine medicinal balls to bounce up. In a split second, they surged to the other side of the pill cauldron — That’s right. The one that Gu Zuo used was a giant pill cauldron. The space inside was just that large! Moreover, what surprised people even more was that, at the same time, Gu Zuo also regulated the Earth Fire’s temperature. Unexpectedly, there wasn’t the tiniest impact on the further refinement of those medicinal balls!
The expression of the young man on the opposite side became unsightly.
What was going on? This was obviously a brat who couldn’t use psychic powers. How could the brat avoid his psychic power attacks twice? Was this a coincidence? Or perhaps… But he clearly sensed that the brat had no psychic power at all!
The young man didn’t believe that there was foul play.
This time around, however, he was shouldering the mission of tearing down Qingyun Sect’s face once more. How could he just give up like this? Immediately following that, he prudently refined his own medicinal pills while discharging the third wisp of psychic power.
Gu Zuo curled his lips.
Good. Come right this way.
Hence, his fingers continuously flicked out, and another type of medicinal ingredient went into the pill cauldron. It instantly collided with that psychic power, but this ingredient had no way of increasing the product grade of the pills. He used his hand seals again, and dispersed the ingredient to pile up in a corner.
Soon after, the fourth wisp arrived. Gu Zuo increased his speed in pill condensing and dodged it outright. The fifth wisp came. Gu Zuo shifted the impurities from the previous pile in the corner and warded off that psychic power once more. The sixth wisp, the seventh wisp… The attacks came one after another, and all of them were calmly and unhurriedly resolved by Gu Zuo!
The other party’s temper had been stirred up. Gu Zuo recalled the way Xu Lingxiu handled things before. He also lifted his head, and looked at the other side.
Just then, that young man used his psychic power and also keenly looked over.
Gu Zuo drew back the corners of his mouth into a grin, and made a condescending expression of taking pity on the other party.
T/N: Thanks for the corrections, Charysa.
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