Chapter 45: One Pine Tree, One River
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
He left the herbal field and looked back at it subconsciously. He looked at the tree saplings; they were so thin that they could be easily broken. There was the young man standing behind the saplings.
The air around the young man became thicker and thicker!
He was shocked by the mysterious sapling, however, he went back to normal when he chatted with Wang Yao. Furthermore, he found that the young man next to him was different and his refined temperament became more and more obvious.
Wang Yao seemed to be like a pine tree in the forest; a river on a remote mountain and a cloud in the sky.
He was far away from the world and didn’t conform to the norm.
“Was he overacting?” Standing in front of the cottage and looking at the tree saplings, Wang Yao kneaded his forehead when thinking of Tian Yuantu’s shocked expression.
Luckily, the position that he planted the sapling was close to the cottage and the location was remote. According to recent experience, there would be no other people except for his parents and Wang Mingbao coming here. Hence, the trouble would be reduced.
When seeing Tian Yuantu off, Wang Yao picked two leaves of the Moonlight herb and then he went into the cottage to decoct Anshensan. It was made with a light fire and the slight fragrance of medicine was carried away from the cottage by the breeze.
Wang Yao made it skillfully, but he was still careful and serious.
One white porcelain vase and one panacea to nourish the heart and calm the mind.
In the afternoon, Wang Yao continued reading passages from scriptures and practicing his breathing. It started to become second nature to him.
The next day, Tian Yuantu came to pick up the medicine and then left. When he left, Wang Yao studied his books as the sun grew dim. It became cold at the end of November and the breeze on the hill was cold too, so there were fewer people coming to the hill.
He occasionally looked up at the hill and the sky when he had read the books. The hill and sky were so quiet.
Suddenly, his body was shaking.
The Qi started from his abdomen and then circled around his waist. It repeated that many times.
He could feel the warmth around his waist before flowed to the rest of his body. Wang Yao was very happy. All his arteries and veins allowed for the flow of Qi freely.
He did not know what the benefits were, so he opened the system panel and he saw that his figure attributes had been changed.
All attributes had been greatly improved.
It was just a moment’s joy and then he was back to normal. He was so calm; he became indifferent to fame and wealth.
Ring, ring! At that moment, Wang Yao’s phone rang and he looked at it—it was a strange number. He did not pick up and then the phone rang for a while before ending. Within half an hour, the phone rang again with the same number.
“Hello?” Wang Yao picked up the phone.
“Hello, Wang Yao?” This was the voice of a woman. She sounded good and clear.
“This is he. Who is this?”
“This is Guo Sirou.”
Guo Sirou?! Listening to the name, Wang Yao thought back to the beautiful woman who had come to his hill for herbal medicine. Not only was she beautiful, but she had a lot of courage and a strong will.
“Hello, Miss Guo. What’s up?”
“Are you still on Nanshan hill?”
“Are you free? I want to visit you,” Guo Sirou said.
“This afternoon, if that’s okay?” Guo Sirou thought and said.
“Why does Guo Sirou want to come here again?” Wang Yao was confused when he ended the call. However, he did not think about it too much, and he left the cottage to modified the embattlement outside. He cut out the layout in the path to the herbal field since he did not want to have any unnecessary trouble.
In the afternoon, an inconspicuous car was driven to the village and it was parked at the foot of the hill. There were two people inside the vehicle, a man and a woman. The woman had a good figure and she wore a pair of sunglasses on her face, so her appearance could not be seen clearly. Still, she seemed to be a pretty girl. The man seemed to be in his 40’s with a long face. He had tan skin and wore a Chinese tunic suit. He seemed to be undercover.
“Uncle He, why do you still worry about me?” the woman said to the man with a smile.
“My lady has a unique identification and the public security of Haiqu has had some problems recently. Besides, I have nothing to do, so I just came with you.”
The two of them went up the hill along the rugged road.
“It is so surprising to see a young man who could bear the boringness of planting medicinal herbs,” the woman jested.
They went up one hill and there was another hill in front of them. There were dozens of trees halfway up a hill, then there was a cottage.
“I hope he’ll bring me many more surprises.”
The two of them walked casually as the wind became colder. They saw the tree saplings when they got close to the cottage.
“He’s planting trees at this time?” Guo Sirou said surprisingly.
The middle-aged man looked at the saplings and stopped suddenly. “Some of the trees could be planted in this season but most of them are not suitable for it.”
“What’s wrong, uncle He?” Guo Sirou said.
“How can it be?!” The middle-aged man was so surprised and then he could not help but run to the cottage.
The thin saplings waved in the wind.
The middle-aged man went to the sapling and stretched out one of the leaves, then he released it. He found a stone when he looked into the gap between the two saplings. It was about the height of a person and his vision was blocked by it. But he found nothing when reaching for it.
“It really is!” The middle-aged man was quivering in exciting. He raised his head and looked in front. Although his vision was blocked, he had been so eager to visit this young man.
“Uncle He?” At that moment, he heard his name and immediately recovered his composure. He moved to the left and retreated to get rid of the illusion in front of him.
“Sorry, Miss! That was very indecent of me!” He said to the woman.
“It’s okay, but I am curious as to why uncle He would act out in such a way? Leaving me for just a couple of saplings?” Guo Sirou asked. She was familiar with the character of the man in front of her. It was rare for him to act like that. The last time he had been this way was three years ago when her grandfather was ill.
“The saplings are common but they are different when they are put together. My lady, look and see if you don’t believe me.” The middle-aged man pointed at the forest of saplings in front of them.
“Oh? I’ll see for myself.” Guo Sirou entered the area with a smile. She was shocked.