Chapter 151: Graduate 2
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Xiaolu ate quietly. There were no obvious emotions on her face, but her face was covered in tears.
She knew she might be close to finishing her apprenticeship, but every day was still fulfilling. There were so many basic skills being tested over and over again. She thought there was still a long way to go.
Old Wu had left her a name tag. This was her identity card. In the future, she would be the successor of the Divine Doctor of Minggu.
There was also a short letter.
It said that at the end of this year or next year or at some point, a swordsman would come to teach her swordsmanship and she should learn it well.
Minggu had the best relationship with Daoism and Confucianism. Wherever she went, she could contact these two places with her name tag.
Finally, he instructed her to let the swordsman make a set of knives for her when he came to teach her swordsmanship.
In the end, he said that she was very smart. She had memorized everything that needed to be taught. In the future, she would study it on her own. He did not know when it would be, it might be this year or the year after next, but when he returned, he would have to test her. As her master, as long as he was alive, he could revoke her status as the sect master at any time!
Su Xiaolu couldn’t help but cry and laugh at the thought of this letter. Stupid old man!
She thought that maybe the old man had decided to leave like this because he was afraid of her being like this. After all, the old man was afraid of women, and he didn’t talk much. He might even be socially awkward.
As the best disciple in the world, of course, she would forgive the old man for leaving without saying goodbye!
The servants immediately reported the matter regarding Su Xiaolu to Sun Ziqian and the others.
Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian no longer had to stay in the courtyard. After hearing this, Sun Baoqian stood up and said, “Then I’ll go over and accompany Xiaolu. She must be sad now.”
Sun Baoshan pursed his lips. Finally, he said, “I’ll go too.”
Madam Lian sighed. “The divine doctor left too suddenly. But Xiaolu is really smart. She finished her apprenticeship so quickly.”
Sun Ziqian said, “Maybe the divine doctor is just going to relax and will be back in a few days.”
“It’s obvious that Xiaolu is smart. She’s not shy about what the divine doctor teaches, but who can understand it? Only talented people understand. It’s better to let the kitchen make more delicious food and send it over. Eating something you like will make you feel much better.”
Sun Ziqian thought for a moment before replying.
Madam Lian nodded. “That works too.”
They did not see Old Wu return for the next few days. Only then did Sun Ziqian and Madam Lian believe that Old Wu had really left.
They were originally worried that Su Xiaolu would not be used to it, but they quickly stopped worrying.
After Su Xiaolu cried, life returned to normal.
She felt that perhaps she had learned too quickly and shortened this master-disciple relationship.
But when she thought about it, she would be the same if she did it again, because every time she completed a mission that Old Wu had assigned her, the old man was very proud. He didn’t treat her like a normal child, so he didn’t consider whether it would be bad to graduate too quickly.
The sooner she did, the more proud he would be.
Now that she had figured it out, she stopped feeling sad.
Life hadn’t changed either.
It was time to go home again. Su Xiaolu went to the shop early to help.
Seeing her coming alone, Madam Zhao couldn’t help but ask, “Where’s your master? Isn’t he coming back today?”
Su Xiaolu replied calmly, “Master left. He left two days ago. He said that I can finish my apprenticeship.”
Madam Zhao was stunned for a moment before she reacted. “That’s good too. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to thank him. I think he’s not used to it. It’s good to be free.”
Old Wu was a man of few words and was relatively cold to others.
He only doted on her younger daughter. Only Su Xiaolu could pluck his beard, no one else could.
He had taught Su Xiaolu all his medical skills, but Su Xiaolu did not have a single banquet to thank her master.
Madam Zhao felt that it was a pity. She could only thank him in her heart and wish him safety.
“Master doesn’t care about that. When he’s free occasionally in the future, he’ll still come back to test me.”
Su Xiaolu smiled and said.
When Madam Zhao heard this, she also smiled. “Then learn well. You definitely won’t embarrass your master. When he comes back, you can thank him properly.”
When she heard that Old Wu would return in the future, Madam Zhao was no longer worried.
Just thinking about it made her happy. Her gentle gaze landed on Su Xiaolu, and she felt proud. She had given birth to such a good daughter.
When it was past noon and the pickles were sold out, Su Xiaolu would go back with her family.
Everyone knew that Su Xiaolu had graduated and Old Wu had left.
Regarding this matter, the family tacitly did not discuss much.
From now on, Su Xiaolu would go back and forth between home and the Sun residence alone.
In mid-July, Madam Qian entered town again to teach a new recipe to the chef at Fu Man Lai Restaurant.
On the seventeenth of July, she had just come out of the Fu Man Lai Restaurant when she felt someone following her.
Madam Qian was more sensitive. She observed quietly on the street and finally confirmed that a woman was really following her. She was frightened and quickly quickened her pace.
Madam Chen was originally following hesitantly. Seeing that Madam Qian had quickened her pace, she panicked and hurriedly chased after her. She grabbed Madam Qian’s hand and said anxiously, “Wait, wait, wait. I just want to ask you something. I don’t have any ill intentions.”
Madam Qian was quite frightened. She did not expect Madam Chen to chase after her. Now that she saw Madam Chen clearly and saw that her eyes were filled with anxiety, she heaved a sigh of relief.
She whispered, “Miss, what do you want?”
Although Madam Qian was relieved, she was still wary of Madam Chen.
Madam Chen did not speak immediately. Instead, she sized up Madam Qian’s face. Up close, she could still see the traces left on Madam Qian’s face. Although the scars on her eyelids had healed and only left a small mark, her eyelids could not be like normal eyes.
Madam Chen’s heart trembled. “It’s true, it’s true.”
She was certain that this was no other’s rumor. Madam Qian had once had many scars on her face. She knew them all too well, so she could confirm them when she saw them clearly.
Madam Chen was terrified. She frowned and said angrily, “Madam, please let go. I don’t know you. Please let go.”
Madam Chen subconsciously let go. She knew that Madam Qian was angry, but she had something to ask of her, so she immediately said, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to. I was just too agitated.”
“I’m really sorry I scared you. Believe me, I didn’t mean any harm. I just wanted to ask you about something. I’ll say my piece and leave.”
Madam Chen had a sincere expression and even pressed her palms together to beg Madam Qian to forgive her for her presumptuousness.
Seeing her like this, Madam Qian thought there really must be something. She softened her tone. “Then tell me what you want.”
Madam Chen smiled gratefully and immediately said, “Please forgive me for being presumptuous. I want to ask you how you treated these scars. I have a daughter at home who also has many scars. I want to ask you to introduce me to the famous doctor. I can give you any amount of money.”