After returning to the Mu family, Mu Qing instructed two maid servants to look after Mu Ting Er; he didn’t want to even glance at her, as that girl had made him lose face. How could he dote on her like he usually did?
Currently, the reason he didn’t abandon her was due to his repayment towards her family, as her biological father really had died while saving the Old Madam’s life.
“How had Mu Ru Yue suddenly undergone such a great change?” Mu Qing knitted his brow. When Mu Ru Yue had revealed that she was a Third Martial Stage practitioner, he had secretly hated that brat for hiding it from him. But now that he knew her actual strength, Mu Qing really regretted it.
If he knew it would be like this earlier on, he wouldn’t have expelled her from the family. However, it was too late for regrets.
At this moment, Mu Qing heard clamouring from outside his manor. Not waiting for him to send someone to find what was happening, several old officials, along with their wives, walked in from outside the hall.
“Mu family Head, congratulations!”
The person who spoke out first was Zhang Lin, Minister of Revenue. He walked in and congratulated him with a smile on his face.
Mu Qing chuckled bitterly. “What good thing has happened that would warrant a congratulation?”
“Your manor’s eldest young mistress, Mu Ru Yue, had become champion of the competition and gained recognition from the Qing Yun Sect. Isn’t that worth congratulating?” Zhang Lin looked curiously at him as he said this.
Mu Qing sighed helplessly as he shook his head, replying, “Lord Zhang mustn’t have known that the wretched girl has already been expelled from the family. She is no longer a member of my Mu family.”
Who knew that even after hearing those words, Zhang Lin didn’t turn to leave? Instead, he smiled and commented, “Mu family Head, as they say, blood ties prevail over all else. How can Miss Mu Ru Yue really leave the Mu family? You should go and convince her to come back to the family. As Mu Ru Yue’s biological father, I doubt she wouldn’t agree.”
Mu Qing felt that Zhang Lin’s words were logical, so he set down his apprehensiveness and freely accepted the congratulations of the others. It seemed that if he lowered his status to kindly persuade Mu Ru Yue, she might still return to the Mu family.
Afterwards, excluding the nobles of Phoenix City, people from the Qing Yun Sect also came knocking on the door. Some of them even offered to recruit Mu Ru Yue as their disciple, but Mu Qing didn’t know the current location of Mu Ru Yue. He could only send for people to find her location.
As for the main instigator of this matter, after she left the palace, Mu Ru Yue didn’t step out from her house so she naturally didn’t know that the Mu family was searching high and low for her.
She placed the pills she had just manufactured today into her Storage Ring. It felt like a long time since she’d gone to meet with Wu Yu, so she packed up her pill refining tools before leaving her house.
The shopkeeper of the Hundred Medicine Hall was familiar with Mu Ru Yue, so upon seeing her, he directly led her to the Pill Refining Room.
In the Pill Refining Room, when Wu Yu saw Mu Ru Yue enter the room, his eyes lit up. He quickly stood and strode towards her.
“Little girl, why have you come?”
“I came to have a look.” Mu Ru Yue blinked her eyes as she surveyed her surroundings. “Master, what are you currently up to?”
“Hehe! Nothing much, it’s just that a stalk of a medicinal plant of the Hundred Medicine Hall is withering. I’m currently brainstorming ways to save it.”
Wu Yu’s gaze landed on the medicinal plant on the table as he spoke.
Mu Ru Yue followed his gaze and saw an eight petal lotus-like medicinal plant on the table. Its bean-sized yellow core gave off a faint light while the other petals tilted downwards. It was obviously dying.
“Eight Leaves Snow Lotus?” Mu Ru Yue became excited; Eight Leaves Snow Lotus was an ingredient that could be used to manufacture an Earth Stage Mid Rank Essence Purification Pill. Who would have thought she would find it here?