Chapter 654 – Crafty plots and machinations (5)
At this moment, he could not suppress the ecstasy in his heart, and he hurriedly stepped forward with large strides. He excitedly cupped his fists in greeting: “Apothecary Leng, I am Su Zian. Knowing Apothecary Leng would come, I waited especially at the gate, finally, you have arrived.”
Su Zian’s mind was able to think quickly, he changed that he was about to go out for an imperial decree, and instead said he had waited a long time at the gate. He used this to show his respect for Apothecary Leng.
Apothecary Leng coldly snorted and did not make a move to respond.
If it was not for Su Luo, that girl, who asked him to come, he would never come in the middle of the night to treat a patient, even if the Emperor had sent an imperial edict.
Merely waiting at the doorway, what worth was there in showing off like this?
Apothecary Leng only nodded indifferently towards him: “Where is the patient?”
Su Zian constrained the excitement in his heart, hurriedly leading the way: “This way please, the ground along the way is slippery, Apothecary Leng, please walk slowly.”
“Ok.” Apothecary Leng nodded, neither warm nor cold.
However, no matter how indifferent Apothecary Leng’s complexion was, Su Zian wouldn’t have minded.
In his opinion, the matter of this kind of outside expert having an eccentric character was something normal.
If he was friendly and warm, he would doubt whether this was really Apothecary Leng or not.
“That Apothecary Leng could come to Su Manor, is Su Manor’s greatest honor. I, Su Zian thank you here in advance.”
Facing this humble att.i.tude of Su Zian’s, Apothecary Leng looked down upon him even more. He coldly snorted: “Don’t need to thank this old man, it’s because you birthed a good daughter.”
Su Zian heard it, and immediately, his thoughts slanted.
Apothecary Leng was referring to Su Luo as Su Zian’s good daughter, but Su Zian completely did not think like this.
How would he possibly have thought that the relations.h.i.+p between Su Luo and Apothecary Leng wasn’t shallow? Moreover, it just so happened that Su Xi had run to kneel before Apothecary Leng’s doorway. Therefore, he inevitably and justifiably gave this credit to Su Xi.
Su Zian modestly said: “That girl has a hot-headed temper, she skips steps in her actions, but there is deep sibling feelings between her and Jingyu. If she has offended, Apothecary Leng, please forgive.”
“Offended? Great General Su, these words you said are reversed.” Apothecary Leng cast a puzzled glance at Su Zian, thinking, were they speaking of the same person?
“Eh?” Where was it reversed? Could it be that Apothecary Leng had offended Xi’er? How and where could this have happened ah? How was this possible?
“That girl is good, if you dare to treat her badly, then this old man will absolutely not let you off!” The normally cold Apothecary Leng would seldom praise a person.
Even though he was warned, Su Zian’s heart was bursting with ecstasy.
Apothecary Leng personally praised Xi’er, and even warned him to treat her well. This could be considered as him thinking extremely highly of her! Su Zian restrained the excitement in his heart and turned around to look for Su Xi.
But Su Zian looked left and right, not seeing Su Xi, he couldn’t help but wonder: “That girl didn’t return together with Apothecary Leng?”
“She had left a step earlier.” The her Apothecary Leng meant, was Su Luo.
“So that’s how it is.” Su Zian gave a hollow laugh, then no longer spoke, but his heart was extremely moved.
Before, Apothecary Leng had cured the chopped off hands of the two siblings from the Liu family. The Liu family proclaimed everywhere that they had a good relations.h.i.+p with Apothecary Leng. When Su Zian heard this, he felt all kind of jealousy and envy.
But now, his, Su Zian’s, daughter also was not lacking. Listening to Apothecary Leng’s tone, he appreciated Xi’er very much. It may be a.s.sumed that through Xi’er, they were bound to be able to develop a long-term relations.h.i.+p with Apothecary Leng.
With Apothecary Leng as a backer, then Su Manor’s position would raise to another level.
They had already arrived in front of Su Jingyu’s courtyard.
Su Zian rushed in with quick steps, excitedly yelling towards Madam Su: “Madam, quickly come out to greet the guest, Apothecary Leng has come!”
Su Madam’s hands, that were holding a silk handkerchief, trembled slightly.