Chapter 228: Mentored by the Gods Above
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Along the way, Chen Lao wanted to open his mouth to speak a few times, but he stopped himself.
After entering the courtyard, both of them sat down.
Chen Ying served a pot of tea.
“Is there anything you wanted to discuss, sir?” Wang Yao asked while smiling.
“May I ask you a question, young friend?”
“Yes, please go ahead.” Wang Yao poured him a cup of tea with a grin.
“Where did you learn your skills from?”
“From the gods above.” Wang Yao smiled while pointing at the sky.
The skills he acquired came from the magical system. It was no different to being mentored by the gods, hence it was not nonsense to say he was taught by the gods.
After hearing, Chen Lao laughed. He did not believe it of course. He treated it by thinking that Wang Yao was unwilling to reveal whom his mentor was and his background, so he did not continue asking.
“May I have a look at the medicine you used just now?”
“Sure.” Wang Yao hesitated for a second, then removed the stopper of the bottle and sniffed gently.
“May I try it?
“Yes, go ahead.”
He poured some out carefully, dripping the medicine on his finger. He instantly felt a cooling sensation. This coolness was not only felt on the surface of the skin but it also quickly penetrated into the inside of the skin, seeping into the muscles and even to some deeper parts. It was such a comfortable feeling. Afterwards, he poured another drop of the medicine and tried.
“What a unique medicine!” Chen Lao exclaimed, then carefully placed the stopper back onto the bottle, putting the white porcelain bottle back onto the table.
“Can you tell me what medicine this is?”
“It’s Muscle Revitalization powder.”
The name of the medicine was actually very common. The normal drugstores did sell medicine of the same name.
“What’s the contents of the medicine?”
“Sorry, I can’t tell you,” Wang Yao replied while smiling.
“Oh no, I should be the one who’s sorry,” Chen Lao responded with a smile. “This medicine is way too incredible!”
“Thank you for your tea, as well as your medicine too.” The old man made a move to leave after sitting for a while.
Wang Yao walked him to the door.
“Let me drive you, Chen Lao.” Chen Ying had already opened the car door.
“It’s okay, this old body of mine isn’t that precious. I can walk home.” Chen Lao walked, slowly getting farther away.
He also lived in a courtyard. It was a quaint courtyard dwelling which was similar to the place that Wang Yao lived in then. Greenish fruits and vegetables were planted in the yard. After returning home, he sat on the rattan chair in the courtyard, gazing into the sky with a dazed look on his face. After looking at the sky for some time, he lowered his head and looked at his palm.
When people got old, every aspect of the body’s function would deteriorate. It was the same with the skin as well. A baby’s skin was soft and supple, whereas the skin of the aged was dry and wrinkled, just like a tree’s bark. Although Chen Lao had been practicing medicine for many years and he knew a few ways to maintain his health, he still could not prevent himself from aging. Aging was the most difficult thing to avoid in the world. His skin had lost its shine. Furthermore, it was full of age spots. After all, he was a man close to 80 years of age. However, a small part of the skin of his palm was actually a little smooth, which was abnormal.
It was the part where the Muscle Revitalization powder was poured onto. It was just a short period of time of more than an hour.
Having practiced medicine for most of his life, he had not seen anything incredible, but he saw fascinating things in the young man.
Indeed, time makes it inevitable that in every profession, the new generation excels the old.
“What is it, old man?” a slightly plump, white-haired elderly came to ask.
Ever since her husband came home, she realized that he was not acting normal, as he gazed into the sky and sighed with his head kept low.
“I’m old!” It was not expected that such words would come out from Chen Lao’s mouth.
“What nonsense. You’re already 80 years old, how are you not old!” the old woman replied with a laugh.
“Today, I finally know what it means by saying youth should be regarded with respect.”
“What happened? Have you met a brilliant young talent?”
She understood her husband’s worries. Being a doctor for most of his life, he had outstanding pharmaceutical technology. From the early years of doing medical research, treating illnesses and saving people’s lives, he now worked hard to promote and pass down the knowledge of Chinese medicine, which was the country’s treasure, after reaching a certain age. The old man spent most of his energy on Chinese medicine. He really wanted to promote the treasure passed down from the ancestors and train more young people.
Having seen Wang Yao, Chen Lao witnessed his extraordinary ability. It was not dependent on modern technology. Instead it depended on the traditional knowledge passed down, which could possibly be treated as treasures that were no longer inherited. Being excited, he subconsciously decided to promote and foster that knowledge. However, he thought about the current industrial demand in the country—it was too impetuous and fame-focused. To achieve a certain purpose, unscrupulous means were used.
Under such conditions, the possession of extraordinary skills required oneself to be low-key if they lacked the ability to protect themselves.
“I discovered a rare talent. He has already preceded us, the old folks, in certain areas, or should I say, in the key aspects.”
Surprised, the old lady replied, “Oh, what kind of a person actually deserves such a comment from you?”
She knew very well of her husband’s temper. He looked very kind, but in fact, he was very proud on the inside. He never gave in to others, especially in the medical field. It was impressive to hear him praise a person all of a sudden today, moreover, a young person.
“A young man whom I can’t understand. Sigh, I’m not going to think about it. I’ll talk to Lao Li about it later.”
“Let’s go to the Forbidden City in the afternoon,” Wang Yao suggested to Chen Ying after lunch.
The visit to Jing City last time was so rushed. He had yet to discover the many places of interests in Jing City and only scanned them roughly from the outside. He was not in a hurry this time, so he planned to visit again.
He had already been to the Great Wall. His first pick was of course to visit the emperor’s palace, the city that once ruled the country for hundreds of years.
“Sure,” Chen Ying replied.
The sky in Jing City was surprisingly sunny in the afternoon.
Wang Yao and Chen Ying arrived outside the Forbidden City.
The red walls and yellow roof tiles represented the emperor’s pride and prestige.
Just by looking at the city wall, which was a few feet long, there was an indescribable sense of weight.
Even though it was not the weekend or a holiday, there were many people who visited the Forbidden City.
“Can you please be the tour guide for once?” Wang Yao asked Chen Ying while laughing.
Both of them walked slowly, with Wang Yao taking a close look at the infrastructure.
This infrastructure witnessed the rise and fall of history, where 24 emperors of two dynasties had previously lived. Being one of the five largest palaces, it was also a classic palace building in the history of architecture.
Wang Yao visited the Taihe Palace, the Yangxin Palace, and the Royal Garden one by one.
There were a few places which were not open to the public.
The palace emitted a royal vibe everywhere. By looking at the magnificent building, the prosperity of the country a few hundred years ago could still be seen.
There was once a garden, named Garden of the Gardens, whose size was far greater than the current Forbidden City. However, it was burned down to ashes.
The glory in the olden days did not give any meaning to the present, just like the field of Chinese medicine, which was once glorious with many prominent and renowned people. At the moment, however, it was slowly substituted by Western medicine. Furthermore, it ceased to make progress, resulting in them to be on the verge of vanishing.
Wang Yao walked around the place for the whole afternoon.
In fact, some parts of the palace were very interesting, not just the pavilion and the carved pillars. Some details were even more intriguing. If he were to look closely and carefully, three days would not even be enough, let alone an afternoon to see all the intricacies.
Looking at the gradually darkening sky, Wang Yao suggested, “Shall we go back?”
After coming out of the Forbidden City, Wang Yao turned his head to take a look at the palace standing under the setting sun.
“Let’s dine out instead of dining at home. Choose a place, but I’ll pay.”
“Alright,” Chen Ying simply responded.
Chen Ying drove the car to an old shop.
Looking at the plaque, Wang Yao laughed.
“Is the roasted duck here that delicious?”
“Try it, and you’ll know.”
If the delicacies in Jing City were mentioned, most people would first think of roasted duck, followed by other dishes such as noodles with soybean paste.
It was a reputable, old shop with many customers.
After finding a spot, a few dishes were ordered. The main dish to eat here was still the roasted duck.
“Are you from Jing City?”
“No, my hometown is in Ji Province.”
“Are you alone in Jing City?”
“My family is in Jing City,” Chen Ying replied.
While chatting, the dishes were served one after another. The roasted duck was very fragrant, indeed having a special taste.
After dinner, the sky outside was completely dark.
Both of them headed straight to Su Xiaoxue’s house.
Su Xianghua and Song Ruiping were both home. Besides them, there were two other guests in the house; they were both doctors, one being thin and the other being fat—Dr. Chen and Dr. Li.
“Hello, Dr. Wang.”
“Have you eaten?”
“Yes, I have. Thank you.”
Without saying much, Wang Yao went straight to Su Xiaoxue’s room.
Is that you, Dr. Wang? It seems like there are more people here this time. Su Xiaoxue who was lying on the bed could not see clearly and could only see a few blurry silhouettes.
Wang Yao first checked her pulse. After determining the illness, he removed the gauze again.
After removing layers of gauze, it could be seen that more than one-third of red muscle tissue had appeared on the palm. The palm was originally like burnt charcoal. This was newly-grown muscle tissue.
Dr. Li’s eyes were as big as a cow. His friend looked for him this afternoon and invited him to come and catch a glimpse of the miracle without saying what it was. He was curious as well and had more doubts in his mind. However, after seeing it with his own eyes, his heart was full of shock.
He leaned down and took a closer look at Su Xiaoxue’s palm, just like his old friend’s gesture.
“This is newly-grown muscle tissue. How is that possible?!”
After getting up, he gave Wang Yao a weird look, as if he saw a ghost.
Wang Yao took out the white porcelain bottle again and removed the stopper. The medicine gave out a unique fragrance, pouring onto the palm drop by drop.
“What is this medicine?!”
It was not the first time that those present in the room asked such a question.
After the treatment process ended, everyone left the room.