Medical Princess - Chapter 98
Chapter 98 Mingqiu Nun’s Heart Knot
Qin Wanru bowed her head and respectfully said, “Yes, my father said that yesterday… I’m afraid that I’ll delay your business, so I want to finish what you ordered as soon as possible! ” Then she reached out and pushed the mortar in which there was medicine powder to Mingqiu Nun for her examination.
Mingqiu Nun just evaluated the medicine powder according to its shape. Next, she would smell and taste the medicine powder Qin Wanru made to tell whether it was good or not. With her high medical skill, Mingqiu Nun could immediately taste the Qingqu Grass as soon as she tasted the medicine powder.
Qin Wanru needed the worry from Mingqiu Nun.
Mingqiu Nun touched the stone mortar that Qin Wanru had pushed over, but she did not taste the medicine powder immediately. She slightly lowered her head with a somewhat dismayed look and did not speak.
The room became quiet all of a sudden, and only the sound of the wind outside could be heard.
“Mingqiu Nun?” Qin Wanru paused and called Mingqiu Nun with worry. She did not understand why Mingqiu Nun responded like that!
“You’re going to the capital… so are you going to stop studying medicine?” Mingqiu Nun seemed to be awakened by Qin Wanru. She raised her head and showed a gentle smile on her face.
But in Qin Wanru’s eyes, the smile was bitter.
Hearing that, Qin Wanru said eagerly while holding Mingqiu Nun’s clothes with her red and swollen hands, “I want to continue my medical studies, Mingqiu Nun, I want to!” Her watery eyes were full of firmness.
“In fact, you’ve already learned enough. I have a medical book. I wrote it according to actual cases. You’ll take it with you. Originally, I wanted to take you out to treat real patients. What you lack now is practice.”
Mingqiu Nun took a deep breath and said that in a gentle voice while looking at Qin Wanru’s little pink face. She really did not expect her apprentice to be so talented.
Qin Wanru could not only draw inferences about other cases from one instance, but also put forward some new ideas. What she needed was only practice.
Qin Wanru became ecstatic and asked, “Well, are you going to the capital with me?”
Mingqiu Nun shook her head and refused directly. “I won’t go to the capital… I’ve promised someone that I won’t go to the capital!”
Qin Wanru widened her watery eyes and asked in surprise, “Why?”
Mingqiu Nun shook her head and said, “It’s… because of what happened in the past. In fact, it’s all over… I just don’t want to go!” Her voice was soft and light.
This seemed to be said to Qin Wanru, but it also seemed to be said to herself only.
“Mingqiu Nun, what can’t you let go? And does it have something to do with the capital?” Qin Wanru was stunned for a moment, dark light flowing in her eyes.
“It’s not a big deal. It’s been so long, I’m afraid it’s already been… there’s nothing I can’t let go!” Mingqiu Nun smiled with self-mockery on her face. She was different today.
Usually, Mingqiu Nun was gentle and solemn. Since she accepted Qin Wanru as her apprentice, she cared about Qin Wanru very much. In Qin Wanru’s mind, Mingqiu Nun was a free elder. She was courteous in dealing with people and never forgot herself in front of Qin Wanru. But now, Qin Wanru felt that Mingqiu Nun had forgotten herself.
Qin Wanru asked with caution, “Mingqiu Nun, since you’ve let it go, why don’t you go to the capital? If you go with me, I can accompany you and take care of you in the future.” She really wanted Mingqiu Nun to go to the capital with her.
Although nominally they were not teacher and apprentice, Mingqiu Nun indeed was her teacher and she really wanted to take care of Mingqiu Nun.
Originally, Qin Wanru did not dare ask Mingqiu Nun to go to the capital with her. But since Mingqiu Nun had intended to take her out, maybe she would like to go to the capital with Qin Wanru.
Although Qin Wanru knew her idea was unpractical, she still raised her watery eyes which were full of excitement and looked at Mingqiu Nun with childlike admiration and longing.
“You…” Mingqiu Nun seemed to be moved by the admiration in Qin Wanru’s eyes. She smiled and was no longer sad. Then she reached out to touch Qin Wanru’s head and said, “I won’t go with you. The capital is too busy and it doesn’t suit me. Here is quieter!”
Speaking of this, Mingqiu Nun could not help but think of that man. “He should be married and have children by now. I’ve been a Buddhist for so many years. But I still wavered just now. As my sister said, I’m not calm enough!”
“Therefore, I can’t go to the capital anymore!”
“Those days are gone. Those past events should go with the wind!”
Mingqiu Nun picked up the stone mortar at hand and put a little medicine powder on the tip of her tongue to taste. All of a sudden, she changed her face and said, “The smell of Qingqu Grass? I remember your grandmother can’t smell the Qingqu Grass.”
It was the master of Jingxin Monastery who treated Old Grandma, but master of Jingxin Monastery always consulted Mingqiu Nun about the medicine used for Old Grandma. So Mingqiu Nun was also very clear about Old Grandma’s condition.
“How could it be possible? This is what my mother brought me when she delivered medicine to my grandmother. How could there be the taste of Qingqu Grass?” The words of Mingqiu Nun were not unexpected to Qin Wanru, but she still showed a surprised expression.
Mingqiu Nun reached out her one hand and put a little on the tip of her tongue to taste again. Then she raised her head and firmly said, “The taste is very light, but it does exist. If your grandmother smells it all the time, she’ll get worse!”
“The medicinal materials were tampered with. Someone sprinkled the powder of Qingqu Grass in the medicinal materials!”
“Well…” Qin Wanru lowered her head, and she looked discouraged. She grasped her clothes with her small red and swollen hands, which made her pitiful.
That pair of originally delicate hands had been swollen and looked like two steamed buns, making people have pity on her.
After thinking for a while, Mingqiu Nun slowly said, “You can take Yujie away!”
“Yujie Nun?” Qin Wanru was surprised and looked up.
Yujie Nun was also a nun in Jingxin Monastery, but she was a haired nun. She was an orphan and grew up in Jingxin Monastery. In daily life, she took charge of Mingqiu Nun’s meals and also learned medicine from Mingqiu Nun. She was a good assistant of Mingqiu Nun.
“Actually, Yujie is not a nun. She just lives and studies in Jingxin Monastery. Sister said that there’s no fate between her and Buddha and already wanted her to leave Jingxin Monastery.” Finishing that, Mingqiu Nun sighed.
Mingqiu Nun had seen Yujie grow up. In fact, she did not want Yujie to leave, but she also knew that Yujie was young and did not fit the monastery even though she was steady.
She was so young. Therefore, Mingqiu Nun and the master of Jingxin Monastery did not want her to stay in the monastery for her whole life!
If Qin Wanru had not happened to come to Jingxi Monastery to study medicine, Yujie would already have been sent away. Because Qin Wanru was here and Mingqiu Nun wanted Yujie to follow Qin Wanru, Yujie had not been sent away. Yujie had been here for so many years. Although she was smart, she had no background. If Qin Wanru would like to help her, she would integrate into society more easily.
This was also the reason why Mingqiu Nun asked them to contact more frequently. Both of them were her favorite children, so she would like them to be closer to each other.
“Can Yujie Nun really go with me?” Qin Wanru widened her watery eyes. She was so excited that she could not help sitting straight up. It could be seen that she was really happy.
Mingqiu Nun breathed a sigh of relief. Originally, she was ashamed to say that. But when she found that Qin Wanru could neither grind medicinal materials nor distinguish the taste of Qingqu Grass, she felt worried and ventured to suggest that Yujie go with Qin Wanru. Now she felt relieved to see that Qin Wanru was happy.
It was the best that neither of them was reluctant and they could take care of each other in harmony.
Mingqiu Nun said with a smile on her face, “Yes, she can go with you.” Then she paused for a second and continued, “She can be your maid. In the future, she’ll grind medicinal materials for you. You’re too young to have strength!”
Compared with Yujie who always ground medicinal materials and was Hercules in the monastery, Qin Wanru really had little strength.
As for the idea that Yujie would pretend to be Qin Wanru’s maid, Mingqiu Nun had carefully thought about it and discussed it with the master of Jingxin Monastery before. Since nominally Mingqiu Nun and Qin Wanru were not teacher and apprentice, Yujie was certainly not her senior sister. Without this relationship, Yujie had no reason to stay in the General’s Mansion.
Becoming the maid of Qin Wanru was the best way!
When Qin Wanru saw that Yujie Nun easily carried a fish tank in the monastery, she clearly knew that she needed such a person! And this time the reason also was her!
But Qin Wanru was still a little worried and asked carefully, “Yujie Nun… does she know?”
“I have mentioned it to her before. My original plan is that we travel together and she is your maid all the way. After all, your real maid can’t suffer a lot when you’re on the way.” After that, Mingqiu Nun looked at Qing Yue.
Although Qing Yue was a maid, the girl maid of General’s Manor was also delicate. How could she endure hardship? If Qin Wanru traveled with her, she could offer little help to Qin Wanru on the way.
“Thank you so much!” Seeing that they happened to hold the same view, Qin Wanru knelt straightly and respectfully saluted Mingqiu Nun three times, then she raised her head with red eyes.
She was really touched!
In her last life, she missed the opportunity of learning medicine from Mingqiu Nun, so that she also missed an elder who was devoted to her. In this life, she finally found the elder who really loved her.
Originally, Qin Wanru had settled on Yujie Nun. Unexpectedly, she found her teacher had already decided to ask Yujie Nun to go with her. Even though Qin Wanru was clever and sensible, she could not help feeling sad at this time.
“Good girl, don’t cry. I’ll be relieved if you and Yujie are together.” Looking at Qin Wanru’s admiring face, Mingqiu Nun did not feel depressed at all. She could not help showing a kind smile on her face, which made her elegant face brighter.
Qin Wanru said with firmness, “Mingqiu Nun, don’t worry. We’ll see you again sometime. Yujie and I will certainly come to see you!”
This was her promise to Mingqiu Nun. Through Mingqiu Nun’s few words, she had known that Mingqiu Nun had a heart knot and its cause was in the capital. She would try to untie Mingqiu Nun’s knot and bring Mingqiu Nun to the capital one day.
She would take care of Mingqiu Nun! She promised…