Last Chapter: Jin Yan Hen got poisoned and the region where his instrument to make babies was temporarily sealed by Lou Chen
Chapter 24—Would You Like to Try?
Speaking of business, Wu Yi was always the most serious. He immediately replied, “I found it. It is Feng Qian Feng’s wife.”
“Feng Qian Feng’s wife, Feng Shi?” Jin Yan Hen said in a low voice, it’s impossible to be just a coincidence?”
Wu Yi did not wait for him to ask and continued. ” We found that the same day, a woman fled from Wang’s residence and used the back alley to escape. She was also injured. We find a sketch artist to draw the portrait of the woman found fleeing the scene and she was identified as Feng Qian Feng’s wife, Feng Shi. When we went to their home to find her and while were talking to her husband, she tried to escape. We chased her but since she knew some martial arts, she was able to flee and hide inside the Lou Shen Mountain. It was unfortunate that she was caught by the man in black and in the end killed her. “
Jin Yan Hen shook his head, this was also considered a coincidence.
So, the ones who killed Feng Xian Hua were Feng Qian Feng and Feng Shi? Fang Ru Hui was somewhat adamant to believed it so he asked, “Why do they do this?”
“We investigated Feng Qian Feng and pressed him until he finally confessed. Feng’s father was a bodyguard during his younger days and he widely traveled and not always around. When Feng Qian Feng was born, the number of months doesn’t tally. Feng’s mother claimed that it was a premature birth, Feng’s father had some doubts but did not pursue the matter. However, in the past two years, when the old man’s health is getting worse, at the same time he heard some gossip, his suspicion was aggravated and he had Feng Qian Hua secretly look for the midwife who gave birth to Feng Qian Feng in the past, hoping to find out the truth. She searched for a few years, Recently, she got a breakthrough and there was the information that Feng Mu really committed adultery. Now, since Feng Mu was afraid of being found by her husband and also afraid that her husband would eventually give his family inheritance only to Feng Qian Hua, so she discussed the matter with Feng Qian Feng and his wife and so they came up with this evil plan to let Feng Shi go to inquire first about the matter. If Qian Hua really found the midwife, which she actually did at the beginning of the year, they will kill her. Although Feng Shi has martial arts skill she never killed anyone. She was in a rush and nervous that she was not able to kill her but still got her heavily injured. Feng Qian Feng thought his wife might not be able to do it so he went to Wang Si’s house to follow up and finished the job and finally killed Feng Qian Hua, “
As a result, for a moment, the room with few people doesn’t know what to say. In such a quiet room, a cold and indifferent voice softly asked, ” And Wang Si?”
Mu Yan looked at Lou Chen and replied, “This morning, he was already released.
Lou Chen nodded, did not ask anything further, turned and went to the back courtyard…
This bunch of people were also tired after chasing to solve the case a few days ago and they spend the whole night searching for the two. Jin Yan Hen patted Mu Yan’s shoulder and said, “ Ok, we have been tired after working for a few days, all go back now and rest.”
The two nodded and when he saw them also turn around and left the hospital to rest, he was relieved. Qi Ning Shuang made a last glanced at Fang Ru Hui before she turned to leave. “ Come on, you also follow me home.” Jin Ru grabbed Jin Yan Hen’s hand and pulled him out the hospital. She did not want Lou Chen, Xing Mu, and other people to be together in one place.
Jin Yan Hen did not say much only let Jin Ru pull him away and lazily said, “Aunt, now I have two different poisons in my body, do you really want me to go home?”
Jin Ru’s feet was just out of the door and looked at the pale face of Jin Yan Hen. She felt helpless. She sighed,“ What should I do with this child.”
When Lou Chen promised to find s cure for Jin Yan Hen, she definitely will do her utmost. For the past three days, she only diagnosed difficult female patients who sought treatment. Most of her time was consumed studying medicines and herbs in the pharmacy, there were a variety of book collections on medical classics inside the Thousand Grass Hospital and she was reading them. In order to facilitate medication, finding a cure and pulse monitoring, the two, the doctor and the patient stayed together all day long. Jin Yan Hen naturally had been grinning all day, living a carefree and happy life while another person was turning grumpy and anxious.
Qu Ning Shuang ’s hands were full of precious herbs that Fang Ru Hui just found. Any herbs that were ready and he send it to Lou Chen if it could be of any use. On her way, Qu Ning was blocked at the inner passage. She looked irritably at Jin Ru and walked around her and she still managed to say in a calm tone,” Aunt Ru you are blocking the way.”
Jin Ru just waved her hand, her vision was continuously fixed at the small courtyard and she did not give Qu Ning Shuang a glance even once.
There was no other reason for Aunt Ru to have an appearance like this except for Jin Yan Hen. Qu Ning Shuang tiptoed and followed her vision. Sure enough, in a small courtyard, Jin Yan Hen was sitting on a stone bench, with one hand supporting his cheek and the other hand was laid on a cushion waiting for Lou Chen to take his pulse. Lou Chen had her head lowered, flipping through a dilapidated book, from time to time she would reach and grab the wrist of Jin Yan Hen.
Someone had a peach blossom look that continuously staring at Lou Chen, whose eyes doesn’t even blink.
Qu Ning Shuang snorted. Hmmp… this Jin Yan Hen was so shameless!
“No! I can’t let them stay together like this!”
Qu Ning Shuang suddenly heard the gnashing of teeth. Qu Ning Shuang hurriedly looked up and saw Jin Ru’s eyes was like a burning flame. She was stunned and asked trembling, “ Aunt Ru, what do you want to do?”
She was still ignored, with no answer she quickly left angry but after two days, Qu Ning Shuang completely understood what she wanted to do.
The Thousands Grass Hospital became unusually lively because visitors were pouring in.
Just one example, the youngest daughter of Wang Fuzi, a family next door, Miss Ian. (Blue Orchid).
“Elder brother Hen, I heard that you were injured, so I went to Luo Shui Temple to ask for your safety. Please, accept it.” The young girl of Wang Fuzi was fifteen years old, have the very good demeanor and beautiful. She had a pair of big blue eyes that always had the look of pity.
Like at the moment, the young girl was holding a delicate purse in her hand and giving it to him. If he doesn’t accept it, he will be deemed a nasty rude man. Jin Yan Hen was not an idiot and he doesn’t want to look rude as a person, so he took the purse from her. He nodded and said full of emotion, “ The Young Ian has been very kind-hearted. I have been asking for this because the case we have right now is very dangerous. I heard that the token of safety from Luo Shui Temple carries spiritual favors. Young Miss Ian, you must have also helped the others and probably asked for the other people’s safety right? Young girl, you are really kind!”
The young girl felt a little embarrassed, she blushed a little and as a “kind” person, she nodded and answered, “ Yes…”
“Then you have to send it to everyone, they will be very happy to receive it, too.”
The eyes of Jin Yan Hen had a look of “you are a good person, really kind” appearance. The young girl innocently left the Thousands Grass Hospital. During all this, Lou Chen was sitting comfortably under the tree and reading a book. She did not even once bother to lift her head.
Another example, the eldest daughter of an affluent family who had the biggest herbal medicine farm in Luo Shui Town, Huang Yao (Precious Yellow).
Huang Yao’s eldest daughter, Fang Fang was 18, although not as beautiful, because of her straightforward personality and her generous spirit was quite likable.
“Ah Hen, look! This is the thousand years reishi mushroom! I specially picked it out from father’s treasure collection of herbal drugs. I will guarantee you that you will not be sick after you take it.” Huang Yao’s eldest girl was really generous, and on her hand was the expensive and rare mushroom.
Jin Yan Hen at the moment did not accept the mushroom. His hand was lazily holding his cheek and continued admiring Lou Chen, “It’s of no use. Chen’er is the one who gives me my medication. This mushroom, you take it back”
Huang Yao girl was not happy and yelled, “Are you saying her medicine is good, and my medicine is not good?”
She was very discontented with Jin Yan Hen, comparing her medicine to Lou Chen, Fang Fang walk to Lou Chen and held the mushroom in front of her. And demanding her, “ Hello there, will you say that my reishi mushroom is not good?”
Lou Chen looked up from the book she was reading to take a quick glimpse at the big mushroom, then she nodded, “ It is quite good. It is the top grade reishi mushroom, many people will benefit from it. If Jin Yan Hen has no use for it and if the young miss is generous, he will be willing to accept it for the Thousand Grass hospital .”
After she finished saying that, Lou Chen lowered her head and continued reading her book and did not bother herself with the girl’s matter anymore. Huang Yao’s girl eyes widened and she said, “No, I want to give it…”
“Then I will thank Miss Huang on behalf of Fang Ru Hui.” He did not let her finished her sentence and the mushroom was taken from her hand by Jin Yan Hen. Fang Fang was not happy at all but suppressed her anger none the less.
Yet, there was another one, this time was Miss Li Yu’er (Plum Fish)…
“Brother Hen, this is my stewed chicken soup, This will be very good for your body. It took me two hours to stew it, you taste it.” Miss Li was sixteen years old with outstanding appearance, treated people with gentleness and the most important thing she was a good cook. No wonder, when the soup was opened, a rich scent of the soup pervaded the entire small courtyard, and the strong fragrance will make people drool.
“Good.” Jin Yan Hen picked up the spoon, gently stirred it and the fragrance overflowed. Jin Yan hen looked at Lou Chen with a smile and said, laughing,: “Chen’er, would you like to try, Miss Li, is from The Huixiang Inn. Her home is the most famous Inn in Lou Shi town, the chef’s cooking is very good.”
In other words, the soup that the girl personally stewed was attributed to the chef.
“I…” Li Yu’er wanted to explain for herself, but when she saw that the elegant woman who had been leaning against the tree reading the book leisurely from the beginning actually put down the book, glanced at the soup pot she brought, whispered to say “OK”.
Jin Yan Hen turned a little serious and scooped up a bowl of soup and handed it to Lou Chen, his appearance looked like he made the soup himself waiting in anticipation and said attentively, ‘ Chen’er how does it taste?”
Lou Chen’s face was serious also; she took the bowl of soup, scoop a spoonful, blew it and lightly sipped.
“How is it?”
Although it was Jin Yan Hen who was asking, Li Yu’er felt a little nervous in anticipation, her eyes were fixed at Lou Chen, waiting for her answer.
Lou Chen took another sip and looked up at Li Yu ‘er and she replied: with certainty, “It’s very good.” It was a really good soup, compared with the soup in the big drinking bars in the capital. Although Lou Chen was always cold and indifferent as a person she was not stingy when appreciating good things.
Li Yu’er in one glimpse knew the likes of Lou Chen. Her family had an inn and she was acquainted with many people, it was natural to develop an “eyesight” and she knew that this girl’s origin was not common. Of course, she had seen many faces of pretentious people but she did not expect that this fairy-like lady will praise their soup so sincerely.
Li Yu’er immediately felt good about this indifferent and elegant sister.
Jin Yan Hen also took a bowl of soup for himself. After one sip, he nodded repeatedly, joyously, “The soup of Huixiang Inn is worthy of its fame. I heard that your inn also has the most famous fish soup. Shall you bring in the fish soup tomorrow so we could try it?”
Li Yuer’s eyes lit up and looked at Lou Chen and said, “Elder Sister, would you like to eat fish? Fishes from Luo Shui River is sent to Huixiang Inn every day to ensure freshness. I will choose a good fish for you tomorrow.”
Lou Chen just nodded slightly, and then…Jin Yan Hen was already ignored and was not asked what he wanted to eat.
“ My elder sister, is there something you fond of eating?”
” My elder sister, do you want a sip another bowl? I will give you a grand present next time.”
Jin Yan Mark, “…”
The two people standing outside the hospital peeping, “…”
Qu Ning Shuang, cannot take it. Now, the three people in the small courtyard were strangely getting along. She sighed deeply and whispered, “What can I say, Aunt Ru? This is the method you think of? If I am Jin Yan Hen, I will also choose Lou Chen, ah, granted you can’t find an army that has equivalent banners and drums (idiom), you can’t do it like this, making up the numbers with the inferior product. One by one in front of Lou Chen they were turning like her servant, even Jin Yan Hen find it very odd.”
qí gǔ xiāngdāng – idiom literally: two armies have equivalent banners and drums, fig. evenly matched or roughly comparable opponents
lànyú chōngshù- idiom literally: to mouth instrument to make up the numbers, fig. to make up the numbers with inferior products, to masquerade as having an ability
Jin Ru stared Qu Ning Shuang, the root of a tooth was almost crunched, even in the capital of Liao Yue it was not a guarantee that she can find an army that had similar banners and drums like Lou Chen, now in this small Luo Shen River town, where will she find a match?
After saying her opinion, Qu Ning Shuang was smiling brightly. With the beautiful smiling face made Jin Ru looked at her up and down in the corner of her eye, then she got an idea and softly said, “ Shuang, ah, you are good. Why don’t you try?”
“Oh, Yeah!” Qu Ning suddenly yelled and her whole body jumped quickly at once, and she stepped back, screaming, “ Oh, I forgot elder brother Hui asked me to help in decocting medicine. Oh, I can’t be chatting with you. I am busy right now, oh, so busy!”